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mimik posted:

With Thanksgiving dinners,

2006 Faustino gran reserva I rioja

2015 Chateau le puy Émilien (great Qpr)

2017 Riesling Julien Schaal Dchoenenbourg Gypse grand cru( a steal for 28$)

Hey Mimik, how did you like that Faustino?

I like Faustino because dollar for dollar it’s  hard to beat for an aged wine that is enjoyable and affordable. It’s not the greatest vintage but it’s typical Faustino rioja with gallops of oak and with some red fruit. This is not a wine that will develop more in the bottle beyond say 5 years. After 2 days in my fridge, it fell apart. But very nice in my opinion 

Dinner a couple nights ago:

2010 Domaine does Lambrays Les Loups MSD - drinking really well, and perfect pairing for a whole roast duck 

1995 Zind-Humbrecht Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain - post-meal surprise.  Residual sugar a bit higher than I’d like, giving off a flavor reminiscent of creme brûlée that had been torched a couple seconds too long.  Not unpleasant, but I wouldn’t wait much longer to consume if I had any in my cellar

1980 (bottle date) Sunny Brook Kentucky straight bourbon - from a 200ml.  Nose was fascinating, with a plantain note most prominent.  Vanilla, cherry and plantain on the palate were harmonious.  Been really enjoying opening up a bunch of “dusties” I acquired this past month.  The contrast between what bourbon was like decades ago to what’s being distilled now is interesting, to say the least

2007 Bollinger Grand Annee

1999 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 

2005 Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche del Falletto

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

Franco Conterno Barolo Chinato

2009 Clos de l'Oratoire

2009 Azelia Barolo Bricco Voghera Riserva

2006 Saffredi

All were great with the exception of the Clos de l'Oratoire, which was good.  The trio of Giacosa's was stunning, as was the 2009 Voghera Riserva. 



Friday Evening:
2006 Dom Pérignon
2008 Dom Pérignon
2006 Penfolds Chardonnay Yattarna
2007 Penfolds Chardonnay Yattarna
2011 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Four
2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Four
1982 Joseph Phelps Insignia
1987 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
1988 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia
1988 Château Gruaud Larose
1991 Dominus
1992 Dominus
1927 Dow Vintage Port

Saturday Afternoon: Blind Tasting of Red Burgundies from Louis Jadot
2005 Bonnes Mares
2005 Latricières-Chambertin
2006 Grands-Echezeaux
2005 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques
2006 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
2003 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
2005 Clos de la Roche
-- Ringer --2005 Vincent Girardin Bonnes Mares

Saturday Evening
2002 Dom Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs
2004 Delamotte Champagne Blanc de Blancs
2015 Chapoutier Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree
2002 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
2002 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
1978 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellers Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 2
1979 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
1992 Vega-Sicilia Único Reserva Especial (1970, 1973 blend)
1981 Vega-Sicilia Único Reserva
2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
1990 Licht-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
1955 Bodegas Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion

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