vinoevelo posted:

For the annual celebration of wine discovery that is the extravagance of Sherry Xmas this past weekend:

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Amontillado No. 58 Sanlucar

Hidalgo Wellington Palo Cortado 20 Years VOS

Tio Pepe Dos Palmas Fino

Tio Pepe Tres Palmas Fino

Toro Albala Marques de Poley Amontillado Viejismo Solera 1922

Vernaccia di Oristano da Davide Orro

2018 Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagousia

2001 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Blanco Tondonia

2008 Radikon Jakot

2016 Holdvolgy Vision

2017 Charles et Philippe Brand Fleurs Maceration

NV Drappier Blanc de Quatre blancs

2009 Huet Brut Reserve Vouvray Petillant

2015 Raventos i Blanc de Nit

2011 Colet Colet-Navazos Reserva Extra Brut

2016 Olienas Cannonau Riserva

2013 Elvio Cogno Barbera Pre-Phylloxera

2012 Bruno Giacosa Barbera D'Alba Falletto di Serralunga

2010 Retro Cellars Petite Sirah Howell Mountain

1997 Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour'

2015 Raul Perez Ultreia Mencia

2008 Acustic Cellars 'acustic'

2005 Paolo Bea Rosso San Valentino (marred by some VA)

2006 Catherine & Pierre Breton St. Louans

Might have missed some in there as well.  The real standouts for me were the drappier, retro, cogno and Breton.  and ch. des jacques. and tondonia.  and mrs. VeV loved that radikon.  and really - the sherries acoss the board were stunners.   Food was great, company was outstanding.  Didnt even set a couch on fire this year.  The art wasnt bad either.

 

 

 

But no px?  Or did I just miss it in the long list?

2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône

Tasted at a recent magnum vertical tasting. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

Final bottle in this vertical. Now onto some much more interesting stuff.

The Old Man posted:

2001 Valdicava Tuscany Brunello di Montalcino 
2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta

You referenced a long flight in another post. Did you offline with napacat and Board-o?

 

billhike posted:
The Old Man posted:

2001 Valdicava Tuscany Brunello di Montalcino 
2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta

 

You referenced a long flight in another post. Did you offline with napacat and Board-o?

 

 

bman posted:
Bytown Rick posted:
machine posted:
Bytown Rick posted:

2006 D'Arenberg Laughing Magpie.  Lovely wine.  

Have you been dipping into Bob's cellar again?

We do have overlapping tastes in wine.  But differences too.  Which is more than fine.

 

One of these days Bob we will bring you over to the non-dark-rich-and-bold side of the anti-wine-flavour-elite.

2004 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra

Served last night with Roasted Butternut Squash stuffed with Italian Sausage. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

2001 Château Rieussec

Perfection in a bottle. Served by itself with a Bayern Munchen win over the Spurs. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

wineismylife posted:

2001 Château Rieussec

Perfection in a bottle. Served by itself with a Bayern Munchen win over the Spurs. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

Sometimes I think I'm the only one here drinking dessert wines and ports.  Then again, I don't check this thread very often. 

bman posted:
wineismylife posted:

2001 Château Rieussec

Perfection in a bottle. Served by itself with a Bayern Munchen win over the Spurs. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

Sometimes I think I'm the only one here drinking dessert wines and ports.  Then again, I don't check this thread very often. 

I love Sauternes - brought a 750 of this wine to an offline that thelostverse hosted a bit ago. I still have a 375 that I’m holding.

winetarelli posted:

2018 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc.  Not up to the 2017 at the moment.

Good to know it's out. I've always felt it's never better than upon release so I guess it is time to pay a visit to my local supplier to test that theory  again

2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

Firing on all cylinders. Served last night with a Buccatini and homemade Bolognese. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

bman posted:
wineismylife posted:

2001 Château Rieussec

Perfection in a bottle. Served by itself with a Bayern Munchen win over the Spurs. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

Sometimes I think I'm the only one here drinking dessert wines and ports.  Then again, I don't check this thread very often. 

You're not.  I have some more coming soon including a 1927 Dow.

wineismylife posted:
bman posted:
wineismylife posted:

2001 Château Rieussec

Perfection in a bottle. Served by itself with a Bayern Munchen win over the Spurs. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

Sometimes I think I'm the only one here drinking dessert wines and ports.  Then again, I don't check this thread very often. 

You're not.  I have some more coming soon including a 1927 Dow.

Be still my beating heart....

wineismylife posted:

I have 1 half of that 2000 Graham myself.  How did it show?  Drink or hold?

It was good but will be much better in a few years. I have a few halves and full bottles and will not open those or other 2000s for another 3-5 years or more. But I like my ports fully mature and have lots of older bottles to keep me going until then. 

I only opened those bottles because we had a fellow portlover over who likes ports younger than do I. 

Sounds good bman.  Thanks for the tip.  I'll make sure my 2000 halves sleep 3-5 longer.  I'm in no rush.  Like you I prefer them fully mature if possible.

Any thoughts on 2003?  I'm sitting on a six pack of Novals 750s right now as well.

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2008 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 4 Barrel

I'm on staycation this week so I took this to a local BYOB for lunch yesterday. Nice wine drinking well. Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

wineismylife posted:

Sounds good bman.  Thanks for the tip.  I'll make sure my 2000 halves sleep 3-5 longer.  I'm in no rush.  Like you I prefer them fully mature if possible.

Any thoughts on 2003?  I'm sitting on a six pack of Novals 750s right now as well.

My rule of thumb for drinking port when it's fully mature is 25 years, perhaps a little less for half bottles, single quintas or weak vintages. So I would let those 2003s sleep for another 10 years. 

You may recall a group of WS Forums portlovers, most with much more experience and better palates than me (tsunami, KillerB and David from another forum)  did a port tasting at Berry Brothers in London in 2005. We tasted Taylor, Fonseca, Dow and Graham from 1970 and 1977. So 35 and 28 years old. And the consensus was that none of the 77s had peaked. But those are both top vintages, like 1994. 

All of that said, Gman has much more port experience than me I think so perhaps he will weigh in! 

Sounds good.  I was leaning heavily towards extending them since they are all 750mls and should all be long lived.

I was just working in CellarTracker double checking some of my drink by dates as a result of reviewing these ports.  I've accidentally purchased and laid down some wines that won't be ready to drink until I'm 83 years old!    Needless to say I need to keep a better eye on that.  Matter of fact, looking at what I drink versus buy I'm getting seriously close to the point of never buying another bottle of wine again.  Nothing more than simple daily drinkers like Chiantis for pasta night and Spanish garnachas for tapas night.

FYI had a glass of 94 Dow last Sat Night at a local steakhouse that had a bottle open. It was still way to fruity and primary for me to enjoy. I cant say that another 10 years would be enough to try again

bomba503 posted:

FYI had a glass of 94 Dow last Sat Night at a local steakhouse that had a bottle open. It was still way to fruity and primary for me to enjoy. I cant say that another 10 years would be enough to try again

If the bottle had been open for a while it would not be at its best or even be faded out. 

wineismylife posted:

Sounds good.  I was leaning heavily towards extending them since they are all 750mls and should all be long lived.

I was just working in CellarTracker double checking some of my drink by dates as a result of reviewing these ports.  I've accidentally purchased and laid down some wines that won't be ready to drink until I'm 83 years old!    Needless to say I need to keep a better eye on that.  Matter of fact, looking at what I drink versus buy I'm getting seriously close to the point of never buying another bottle of wine again.  Nothing more than simple daily drinkers like Chiantis for pasta night and Spanish garnachas for tapas night.

I have some 2007 Dow halves that will like form part of our kid's inheritance before I drink a single one. 

bman posted:
vinoevelo posted:

For the annual celebration of wine discovery that is the extravagance of Sherry Xmas this past weekend:

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Amontillado No. 58 Sanlucar

Hidalgo Wellington Palo Cortado 20 Years VOS

Tio Pepe Dos Palmas Fino

Tio Pepe Tres Palmas Fino

Toro Albala Marques de Poley Amontillado Viejismo Solera 1922

Vernaccia di Oristano da Davide Orro

2018 Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagousia

2001 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Blanco Tondonia

2008 Radikon Jakot

2016 Holdvolgy Vision

2017 Charles et Philippe Brand Fleurs Maceration

NV Drappier Blanc de Quatre blancs

2009 Huet Brut Reserve Vouvray Petillant

2015 Raventos i Blanc de Nit

2011 Colet Colet-Navazos Reserva Extra Brut

2016 Olienas Cannonau Riserva

2013 Elvio Cogno Barbera Pre-Phylloxera

2012 Bruno Giacosa Barbera D'Alba Falletto di Serralunga

2010 Retro Cellars Petite Sirah Howell Mountain

1997 Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour'

2015 Raul Perez Ultreia Mencia

2008 Acustic Cellars 'acustic'

2005 Paolo Bea Rosso San Valentino (marred by some VA)

2006 Catherine & Pierre Breton St. Louans

Might have missed some in there as well.  The real standouts for me were the drappier, retro, cogno and Breton.  and ch. des jacques. and tondonia.  and mrs. VeV loved that radikon.  and really - the sherries acoss the board were stunners.   Food was great, company was outstanding.  Didnt even set a couch on fire this year.  The art wasnt bad either.

 

 

 

But no px?  Or did I just miss it in the long list?

Bman, the Toro Albala Marques de Poley Amontillado Viejismo Solera 1922 is actually made from PX but it’s bone dry. It was fantastic. 

vint posted:
bman posted:
vinoevelo posted:

For the annual celebration of wine discovery that is the extravagance of Sherry Xmas this past weekend:

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Amontillado No. 58 Sanlucar

Hidalgo Wellington Palo Cortado 20 Years VOS

Tio Pepe Dos Palmas Fino

Tio Pepe Tres Palmas Fino

Toro Albala Marques de Poley Amontillado Viejismo Solera 1922

Vernaccia di Oristano da Davide Orro

2018 Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagousia

2001 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Blanco Tondonia

2008 Radikon Jakot

2016 Holdvolgy Vision

2017 Charles et Philippe Brand Fleurs Maceration

NV Drappier Blanc de Quatre blancs

2009 Huet Brut Reserve Vouvray Petillant

2015 Raventos i Blanc de Nit

2011 Colet Colet-Navazos Reserva Extra Brut

2016 Olienas Cannonau Riserva

2013 Elvio Cogno Barbera Pre-Phylloxera

2012 Bruno Giacosa Barbera D'Alba Falletto di Serralunga

2010 Retro Cellars Petite Sirah Howell Mountain

1997 Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent 'Champ de Cour'

2015 Raul Perez Ultreia Mencia

2008 Acustic Cellars 'acustic'

2005 Paolo Bea Rosso San Valentino (marred by some VA)

2006 Catherine & Pierre Breton St. Louans

Might have missed some in there as well.  The real standouts for me were the drappier, retro, cogno and Breton.  and ch. des jacques. and tondonia.  and mrs. VeV loved that radikon.  and really - the sherries acoss the board were stunners.   Food was great, company was outstanding.  Didnt even set a couch on fire this year.  The art wasnt bad either.

 

 

 

But no px?  Or did I just miss it in the long list?

Bman, the Toro Albala Marques de Poley Amontillado Viejismo Solera 1922 is actually made from PX but it’s bone dry. It was fantastic. 

Interesting. Never been much of a fine of dry sherrys but always open to trying something new. 

Recently

2017 Giant Steps, Chardonnay, Yarra Valley

2010 Leeuwin Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Cecchi, Chianti Classico, Riserva di Famiglia

2009 Domaine Ostertag, Riesling, Heissenberg

2012 Stratus, Syrah, Niagara on the Lake

2015 Domaine La Bouissiere, Vacqueyras

The Heissenberg was outstanding

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