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Reply to "October 2014: What Are You Drinking?"

Originally posted by g-man:
Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.

hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.

g-man -- The 1989 Le Gay was fantastic. Youthful and fresh (Note: This bottle was purchased by my friend on release and stored in his cellar -- as were all of the red Bordeaux.), with currant, lead pencil and a touch of tobacco on the nose. Complex and balanced on the attack. The fruit is expressive and is bolstered by the secondary flavor development and integrated tannins that transition into a long finish. This went 'toe-to-toe' with the 1990 Pichon Baron. It was a tough call for WOTN. My preference was the PB, by a whisker. But, I certainly wouldn't quible with anyone who's preference leaned to the Le Gay.