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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by Impulse:
-1997 Antinori Pian delle Vigne BdM (tired)
That is surprising. Had a bottle last year that had plenty of life ahead and not at its peak yet.


A bottle I had in September (slow-ox'd for three hours) was amazing and in the butter zone (with a long life ahead). It was delicious. Ask DoktaP, w+a, and KSC.
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by Impulse:
-1997 Antinori Pian delle Vigne BdM (tired)

A bottle I had in September (slow-ox'd for three hours) was amazing and in the butter zone (with a long life ahead). It was delicious. Ask DoktaP, w+a, and KSC.

Ai, that it was indeed Cool

Sorry to read that your bottle didn't show well, impulse. Frown
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Originally posted by Estimator:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
1999 Riesling icewine VQA Niagara Peninsula Konzelmann

KSC, are you a fan of Konzelmann's Riesling Icewine?

First time experience with this producer for me, Estimator.
This was served at an SAQ lunch meeting, thus right from their cellars.
Must admit, it was hands down the tastiest ice wine I've had the pleasure of consuming. Gorgeous.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Estimator:
Must admit, it was hands down the tastiest ice wine I've had the pleasure of consuming. Gorgeous.


Try the '06 Wink.

Still on the shelves?[/QUOTE]

Not sure, bought mine from the winery in October. I will be there next weekend and I will have a look and grab some. I should be in your neck of the woods in the New Year. Late January most likely.
Bordeaux 2008s are starting to trickle into Spec's here in Houston. I picked up Laplagnotte-Bellvue 2008 (St-Emilion) last night, a low-to-mid priced, reliable producer that's always in stock at Spec's year-after-year. Juicy, fresh, and modern in style that would satisfy fans of Napa; but lacking richness and concentration. I really had to coax any typicity whatsoever out of the nose with an aggressive swirl. A good drink for the dinner table.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Last night with homemade lasagna:

2001 Villa Cafaggio San Martino Vino da Tavola


How was the 01 San Martino WIML? I've not tried an '01, but this is usually a delicious 100% sangio.


It was good. Here is my note:

2001 Villa Cafaggio San Martino Vino da Tavola – Italy, Tuscany, Vino da Tavola (12/1/2010)
Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes. Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, lavender, soapstone, berries and plums. Flavors of berries, plums and a bit of cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannins, medium body. Drink over the next year or so. 90. (90 points)
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Originally posted by THA:
Bordeaux 2008s are starting to trickle into Spec's here in Houston. I picked up Laplognotte-Bellvue 2008 (St-Emilion) last night, a low-to-mid priced, reliable producer that's always in stock at Spec's year-after-year. Juicy, fresh, and modern in style that would satisfy fans of Napa; but lacking richness and concentration. I really had to coax any typicity whatsoever out of the nose with an aggressive swirl. A good drink for the dinner table.


DRAB, is this you?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
1990 Gosset Celebris
1988 Haut Brion
1988 La Mission Haut Brion
1989 Baumard QdC


Was the Gosset Celebris the BdB or the regular?



It was a blend... did they make a vintage BdB IN '90?


w+a, you're quite right. No BdB in '90. I guess I should check before asking Smile

Up for tonight:
1982 Dom Perignon
No, sir

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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by THA:
Bordeaux 2008s are starting to trickle into Spec's here in Houston. I picked up Laplagnotte-Bellvue 2008 (St-Emilion) last night, a low-to-mid priced, reliable producer that's always in stock at Spec's year-after-year. Juicy, fresh, and modern in style that would satisfy fans of Napa; but lacking richness and concentration. I really had to coax any typicity whatsoever out of the nose with an aggressive swirl. A good drink for the dinner table.


DRAB, is this you?
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Originally posted by THA:
No, sir

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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by THA:
Bordeaux 2008s are starting to trickle into Spec's here in Houston. I picked up Laplagnotte-Bellvue 2008 (St-Emilion) last night, a low-to-mid priced, reliable producer that's always in stock at Spec's year-after-year. Juicy, fresh, and modern in style that would satisfy fans of Napa; but lacking richness and concentration. I really had to coax any typicity whatsoever out of the nose with an aggressive swirl. A good drink for the dinner table.


DRAB, is this you?


Kindred spirits. Smile
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Originally posted by NolanE:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
2007 Le Vieux Donjon CdP
2007 Château de Beaucastel CdR Coudoulet de Beaucastel

Thoughts on the Donjon?
Same here. I remember you being unimpressed last time you had this.

HA! Good memory. We'd prepared lamb last evening and this was my only bottle of CdP in the home cellar, so I decided to give it another go. Opened and splash decanted for 4 hours prior to eating, it showed much better this time. While not in any manner a 'wow' experience, it is indeed a solid CdP and showing well with an appropriate chance to air.
Last night at dinner with Ampuis:

- 1996 Duval-Leroy Champagne Femme -- excellent, very fine mousse
- 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile --very good, very steely, minerally
- 1998 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape -- fabulous
- 1997 Jamet Cote-Rotie Les Sommets d'Harys -- poster child for the wild side of Northern Rhone Syrah, exotic and fabulous, a wine you can just smell all night


Nice to have an evening when all the wines showed beautifully
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
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Originally posted by jqmunro:
2008 Cameron Hughes Lot 200 Napa Valley - Cabernet


What do you think? I bought a ton of it.

In my book, it's in a bit of an awkward stage right now because it hasn't been bottled for very long, but with a good 2 plus hour decant, it's showing great potential.


Agreed, I decanted one a few weeks ago and after a couple hours it was definitely worth the $28 tariff. I just opened this one so it's still spreading its... uh... pedals.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by AZCat:
2008 Stefania Haut Tubee


What did you think?


Sorry, just saw this. I think it will be excellent with a little time. A bit disjointed and a tad hot, but all of the components are there - I think it will be better than the 2007 which I thoroughly enjoyed.

IMO this is much more than a simple table wine made with Paul & Steph's leftover grapes. I found the 2007 to be quite complex and interesting. The fruit in the 2008 strikes me as a little more intense than the 2007.

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