February 2013 - What are you buying?

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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
2010 Leoville Barton
2010 Trotanoy
2010 LLC

Ya - I buckled


Ok, so how were they? I had mixed feelings about 2010 after the UGC - so tannic, so much dark fruit(left bank). I did like the Leoville Barton though.

So... how were they?


Outside of Leoville Barton, any other standout bottles at the UGC?
2008 Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay
2008 Norman Hardie Pinot Noir Unfilterred Niagara
2005 Ch. Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (half)
2006 Dunn Vineyards Cab Sauvignon, Napa
2010 Marques de Casa Concha Cab Sauvignon, Maipo
2011 Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Max Reserva
2011 Cono Sur Viognier
2011 Cono Sur Chardonnay Reserva
2011 Cono Sur Chardonnay Bio

All sourced from a LCBO I'm not used too. Lots of vintages difference between LCBO's website and store inventory. They didn't found the remaining Vajra Barolo...
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Originally posted by Boredough:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
2010 Leoville Barton
2010 Trotanoy
2010 LLC

Ya - I buckled


Ok, so how were they? I had mixed feelings about 2010 after the UGC - so tannic, so much dark fruit(left bank). I did like the Leoville Barton though.

So... how were they?


Outside of Leoville Barton, any other standout bottles at the UGC?


My palate got overwhelmed early -all those big tannins. Pomerol as a whole seemed more balanced. Gruaud Larose stood out on the left. Some could be really oustanding with significant ageing when the tannins settle down and they integrate. Beychevelle and Rauzan Segla come to mind there. Lafon Rochet seemed more balanced and approachable young than other left bank wines. La Cabanne (Pomerol seemed it would be approachble from 5-6 years.

Clinet and La Conseillante were outstandiing.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Boredough:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
2010 Leoville Barton
2010 Trotanoy
2010 LLC

Ya - I buckled


Ok, so how were they? I had mixed feelings about 2010 after the UGC - so tannic, so much dark fruit(left bank). I did like the Leoville Barton though.

So... how were they?


Outside of Leoville Barton, any other standout bottles at the UGC?


My palate got overwhelmed early -all those big tannins. Pomerol as a whole seemed more balanced. Gruaud Larose stood out on the left. Some could be really oustanding with significant ageing when the tannins settle down and they integrate. Beychevelle and Rauzan Segla come to mind there. Lafon Rochet seemed more balanced and approachable young than other left bank wines. La Cabanne (Pomerol seemed it would be approachble from 5-6 years.

Clinet and La Conseillante were outstandiing.


That is the reason I did not bother attending this year. I believe we met at the tasting last year and despite being a more approchable vintage it was difficult to evaluate the wines then.

Great to hear about Pomerol as I have a few coming in, along with the GL. Any recollection of Malescot or Clos Fourtet?
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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2010 Trotanoy

Where did you buy these? I love Trotanoy and have been unable to source any.

BTW, the last '89 LLC I opened was absolutely tremendous!


Futures has them @ $259. Pretty reasonable considering lowest US price seems to be $345.
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Originally posted by Boredough:



My palate got overwhelmed early -all those big tannins.
That is the reason I did not bother attending this year. I believe we met at the tasting last year and despite being a more approchable vintage it was difficult to evaluate the wines then.

Great to hear about Pomerol as I have a few coming in, along with the GL. Any recollection of Malescot or Clos Fourtet?


Unfortunately - no notes on Clos Fourtet, and missed Malescot. I have a couple of vintages of Malescot, so I'm considering still picking some up before they close off futures.

2009 was definitely a big vintage, with big fruit, but seemed more balanced and accessible at the UGC than 2010. Time will tell for 2010 but right now, I'd be more interested in the 2009s despite picking up a few 2010s.

One of the reasons I like going to the UGC is to get an overall impression of the vintage, at that stage, even if it means a vintage that may not be the most interesting or compelling down the road.
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Originally posted by Boredough:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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2010 Trotanoy

Where did you buy these? I love Trotanoy and have been unable to source any.

BTW, the last '89 LLC I opened was absolutely tremendous!


Futures has them @ $259. Pretty reasonable considering lowest US price seems to be $345.


Dok, the Barton and LLC were sourced south at good prices in comparison to the LCBO but as Boredough stated, the Trotanoy is a "steal" at the LCBO relative to anywhere else. Who woulda thunk it?
2009 Guigal, St. Joseph, Vignes de l'Hospice
2010 Saint Cosme, Condrieu
2010 Jermann, Venezia-Giulia, Vintage Tunina
2007 Poggio Antico, Brunello, Altero
2007 Santa Duc, Gigondas, Les Garancieres
2010 Domaine la Bouissiere, Gigondas, La Font de Tonin
Recently have added:
2008 Moccagatta Barbaresco Cole
2010 Bouchard Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin (birthday gift)
2010 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères x3
2010 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Valbelle x3
2007 Domaine Bachelet Côte de Nuits Villages
2009 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne
2009 Domaine Lignier-Michelot Bourgogne
2008 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva Unica
2011 Carlisle Compagni Portis
2011 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard
2011 J.J. Christoffel Erben, Riesling, Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese
2008 Quinta do Vale Meao, Douro (mag)
2010 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Chante-Alouette
2010 M. Chapoutier, St. Joseph, Les Granilites
2007 La Serena, Brunello di Montalcino
2010 Perrin Family, Vacqueyras, Les Christins
2010 Perrin Family, CdR Villages, Cairanne Peyre Blanche
2010 Yann Chave, Crozes-Hermitage, Le Rouvre
2010 Saint Cosme, Condrieu (again)
2009 Emilio Moro, Ribera del Duero, Crianza
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by steve8:

2010 M. Chapoutier, Hermitage, Chante-Alouette
2010 M. Chapoutier, St. Joseph, Les Granilites


Bravo. I'm hearing wonderful things about these wines, and have my best ITB wine guy seeking them out for me.


I should have stated the Granilites is the red St. Joe.
2011 J. J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese
2000 Le Vieux Donjon CdP
2004 Le Vieux Donjon CdP
2005 Le Vieux Donjon CdP (this a top-off since I already have a stash)
2006 Le Vieux Donjon CdP
2003 Roger Sabon Cuvee Prestige
2003 Lagrange (another top-off)
1 x 2003 Peter Michael Les Pavots, $90
3 x 2010 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée, 1.5L $150

Disappointment of the day- I missed getting the 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses at $90 by less than five minutes.

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