January 2013: What are you drinking?

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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Last night: 2004 Pierre Peters BdB


How was it? I tend to like my Champagne young, but I thought the 2002 Les Chetillons needed more time.



Painfully vibrant with laser like acidity. Needs a few years, no doubt, but I actually think it will give previous vintages a run for the money. This is built for the long haul too IMO.

May I ask how much you paid for the 02'? I think the 04' is well worth the 120$.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
It's a while back. $75 or $85, I think. By the way, during the summers of 2010 and 2011, we tasted a lot of Champagne. The 2004 vintage wines were impressive.



80$ is a steal for this Champagne...I dont think I can think of any Champagne that could compete at that price. Well done.
Restaurant Week in Charleston, SC:

1971 Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot - The best CdV I have ever tasted.
2000 Chateau Belair - Tannins still very prevelant
2009 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso - very nice wine
2006 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - the best '06 CCR I have tasted. Really an excellent wine.
NV Barnaut Blanc de Noir - Enjoyed by all.
NV Duval Leroy - OK

Dinners at The Charleston Grill, Cypress, Sermet's Courtyard, and Husk. I need to eat broth for the next month. Wonderful food.
Enjoying the following for dinner last night with the Keeler's and the Mrs:

2008 Puligny Montrachet (don't recall the name but it was excellent)
1990 clos du mont olivet chateauneuf du pape (just a great bottle)
1998 vieux donjon chateauneuf-du-pape (excellent now but a legend in 5 years)
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
2008 Stolpman l'avion roussane

What did you think of it?

Good example of roussane, but I found it a little alcohol-hot for my tastes and a too simple at that price point. My last glass started to come around as it warmed. Going to revisit tomorrow.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by g-man:
2003 chateau st pierre


How is it?


poisted a notes under the retro in the TN section.

but it was kinda like I was expecting, muted, not ready and still noticeable tannins.

to be fair, I like my wines a little more on the aged side as I rather enjoy cedar/cigar box/wet tobacco notes.

This certainly got a little fruitier at the 2 hour mark but still felt muted.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by g-man:
2003 chateau st pierre


How is it?


poisted a notes under the retro in the TN section.


but it was kinda like I was expecting, muted, not ready and still noticeable tannins.

to be fair, I like my wines a little more on the aged side as I rather enjoy cedar/cigar box/wet tobacco notes.

This certainly got a little fruitier at the 2 hour mark but still felt muted.


Thanks saw the note after I asked. Will hold for a while longer
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Originally posted by Gkapoor:
2008 Puligny Montrachet (don't recall the name but it was excellent)
1990 clos du mont olivet chateauneuf du pape (just a great bottle)
1998 vieux donjon chateauneuf-du-pape (excellent now but a legend in 5 years)
White burg was the 2008 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes. All the wines showed really well. Good times as always.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
2010 Varner Home Block Chardonnay- yet another winner from this excellent winery


Great to hear! I just picked up a few of these! People seem to be buying up the Bee Blocks, but the Home Blocks don't seem to get as much attention.
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Originally posted by Danyull:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
2010 Varner Home Block Chardonnay- yet another winner from this excellent winery


Great to hear! I just picked up a few of these! People seem to be buying up the Bee Blocks, but the Home Blocks don't seem to get as much attention.


I bought a mixed case, 3 bottles each of the Varner bottlings and 3 of the Neely. This was the first one I opened.
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Originally posted by Gkapoor:
1978 La Mission Haut Brion
1982 Poyferre
2005 Masseto
2005 SQN The Naked Truth


I had the '82 Leoville Poyferre in London with Birdungy in November. It was a wonderful bottle of mature Bdx. Hope yours was equally as enjoyable.


It was LB, no idea if it will improve but who cares when it is drinking so well right now.

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