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also picked up 2 Tabali Payen.
 
Posts: 94 | Location: Corunna Ontario | Registered: Oct 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I haven't cracked...yet.


I'm not even a huge fan of CDP (yet) but I'm sooooo weak.


I've seen you posting that you've popped some very nice bottles, which are arguably some of the best examples of CdP. If you didn't like those, maybe it's not your cup of tea...
 
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must...not...buy...99 point...wine...

Well said captain Kirk, but logic would dictate that the value is well represented and the possibility of further improvemnet exist. Jim, it is your choice, and as your friend, it would be my suggestion that you yield to the masses and succumb to the fruit of the vine. Your friend.

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Well said captain Kirk, but logic would dictate that the value is well represented and the possibility of further improvemnet exist. Jim, it is your choice, and as your friend, it would be my suggestion that you yield to the masses and succumb to the fruit of the vine. Your friend.

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honestly, not even remotely interested....if the CNDP aint Rayas, I aint buying it.
 
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Just to add a further inconsistency the LCBO site says 13.5% which seems all but impossible.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/l...EN&itemNumber=734244

K&L says 14.5%

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1084623


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must...not...buy...99 point...wine...

Well said captain Kirk, but logic would dictate that the value is well represented and the possibility of further improvemnet exist. Jim, it is your choice, and as your friend, it would be my suggestion that you yield to the masses and succumb to the fruit of the vine. Your friend.

Spock


Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor, not an ATM for those bureaucrats at the LCBO!!

You're right Bones. Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu! We're not buying anything today!
 
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Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor, not an ATM for those bureaucrats at the LCBO!!

You're right Bones. Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu! We're not buying anything today!

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I haven't cracked...yet.


I'm not even a huge fan of CDP (yet) but I'm sooooo weak.


I've seen you posting that you've popped some very nice bottles, which are arguably some of the best examples of CdP. If you didn't like those, maybe it's not your cup of tea...


Maybe you're right. Just too many palates I respect that seem to enjoy the stuff leading me to believe my epiphany is forthcoming.
 
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I can hear the chatter all the way to Vienna!
 
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I can hear the chatter all the way to Vienna!


Negatory. I passed on it and my moratorium is intact.
 
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I ordered 2 – sign me up as a point whore! Here’s how I justify it. 2010 was a great vintage for the Rhone and $66 for a potential two-decade cellar dweller is fine with me. Also, when a renowned wine critic like Parker who tastes thousands of wines year in and year out decides to change his original point range from 94-96 to a near perfect score of 99… then I’ll take a chance on two bottles having not tasted it.

In my experience, I tend to agree more with Parker’s scores in C9dP more-so than in the other Rhone regions (Gigondas, Vacqueyras etc…) as they are usually scored far too high!

What I do find interesting is that Parker seems to be increasing his scores for the 2010 C9dP vintage…

Domaine Bosquet des Papes Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes – 94-96 now a 99
Vieux Donjon – 93-95 now a 96
Beaucastel – 92-94+ now a 95
Clos des Papes – 96-98 now a 99
Etc…

Maybe he was battling a head cold in 2011??
 
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If Parker is raising his scores on 2010 then 2009 will have to be re-baselined on a 105 point scale. Wasn't that a "best ever" vintage for him?

Scores aside (pretty well only Tanzer and Jancis resonate with me, and their scores venture less often in the 95+ or 18/20+ ranges), the current CdPs are constructed so differently than the '94s, '01s or even '05s I remember tasting on release (I am that much of an old(er) fart, and have gone back to tastings notes). The lack of structure in many CdPs, plus the wide-spread cough syrup sweetness and noticeable alcohol (15.5-17%) all turn me totally off.

I suppose the only positive is that a decade from now, when many of us crack the first bottles of the 2010s we purchased, should the wines taste unbalanced and not reflect the terroir of CdP, the scores will help bolster the secondary market i.e. Vintages auctions and we can flip them.

Interesting thoughts, but I digress...
 
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Negatory. I passed on it and my moratorium is intact.


count me jealous.

so many points... sooooo weak......

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Crap! They are all gone! Mad
 
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I have yet to taste any 2010s but in a hot and ripe vintage, I tend to stick to the traditional style of CDP made by some domaines.


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I have yet to taste any 2010s but in a hot and ripe vintage, I tend to stick to the traditional style of CDP made by some domaines.


Originally posted by Robo Porker LOL
 
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Hey Robo. Time to get your anonymous butt to Toronto. Basecadet and I want to see your smiling face.


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I have yet to taste any 2010s but in a hot and ripe vintage, I tend to stick to the traditional style of CDP made by some domaines.
Well done, Mimik.
How hot was it really (relatively speaking)? The few reports I've read was that it wasn't as hot as 2009 but no sense in comparing vs a hot vintage to begin with.
The total amount of days during which temperatures were over 10 °C before 30 June is a good indicator of early or late vine growth. This total was 629 °C in 2010, compared with 831 °C in 2003 and 785 °C in 2007.
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http://www.jancisrobinson.com/...cles/a201103211.html
 
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Hey Robo. Time to get your anonymous butt to Toronto. Basecadet and I want to see your smiling face.


On my way in the very near future(Jan-Feb 2012)!

I'm Robo Porker. Give me 16% alcohol and over ripe grapes, I'll give you 99 points!!

(credit to Basecadet, he came up with the name Wink )


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I have yet to taste any 2010s but in a hot and ripe vintage, I tend to stick to the traditional style of CDP made by some domaines.
Well done, Mimik.
How hot was it really (relatively speaking)? The few reports I've read was that it wasn't as hot as 2009 but no sense in comparing vs a hot vintage to begin with.
The total amount of days during which temperatures were over 10 °C before 30 June is a good indicator of early or late vine growth. This total was 629 °C in 2010, compared with 831 °C in 2003 and 785 °C in 2007.
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http://www.jancisrobinson.com/...cles/a201103211.html


True but rainfall was the lowest for the summer months since 1871. I don't think it is as hot as other recent years(ie 2003) but lack of precipitation also affects ripeness levels.


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Based on the Jancis article above I think I will like the 2010's.


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Hey Robo. Time to get your anonymous butt to Toronto. Basecadet and I want to see your smiling face.


On my way in the very near future(Jan-Feb 2012)!



Cool. I know that will be the basis of another great offline.

Maybe a Rhone offline doing "the whole beast" (boar) at Beast? Just throwing it out there... Wink


Looking forward to those mags of '08 Salon.
 
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Sure Rob. I do like CDPs so that would be a way to alleviate the winter doldrums.


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I'm in on that one.

haha - just got the Robo Porker thing
 
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On my way in the very near future(Jan-Feb 2012)!

Robo, just give us a heads up and we'll arrange something. You are welcome to stay chez moi.


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