January 2019 - What Are You Drinking?

azwiese posted:

Enjoyed a great night out with old friends at an old fave...though we missed the crazy moon 

1999 Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc L’Oree

2005 Chateau Pavie Macquin

How were these Azwiese? I have a couple of the 05 Pavie Macquin's and was tempted to open one recently. I don't have the 99 De L'Orée, but do have a few more recent vintages (09-11) and am very curious to know how they age.

On a side note...no participation in the Euro football thread?

Odds and sods over the last week:

NV Laherte Frères Champagne Grand Brut Ultradition
2012 Domaine Servin Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaucoupins
2012 Pearl Morissette Estate Winery Riesling Cuvée Black Ball
2011 Domaine Vincent and Sophie Morey Santenay Les Hâtes
2010 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Baron
2007 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino
1999 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

steve8 posted:
azwiese posted:

Enjoyed a great night out with old friends at an old fave...though we missed the crazy moon 

1999 Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc L’Oree

2005 Chateau Pavie Macquin

How were these Azwiese? I have a couple of the 05 Pavie Macquin's and was tempted to open one recently. I don't have the 99 De L'Orée, but do have a few more recent vintages (09-11) and am very curious to know how they age.

On a side note...no participation in the Euro football thread?

Well the other people at the table are all forumites, so they can chime in as well.  I thought the Chapoutier was good. I think it may have suffered in my eyes from being in comparison with the super young 2016 Telegraphe Blanc, which I really enjoyed. It was much more subtle, showing a bit of honey and peaches, with maybe a muted nose, but again, it may have been because I had just tasted the Telegraphe.  One of those days where the flavors of the younger wine were more to my liking, but this wine was certainly able to age.  I had to look it up, but you did have the 98 L'Oree when you came to SD many, many years ago (also provided by SD Wineaux) and it was our wine of the night!

The Pavie Macquin was probably my favorite red of the night (though they were all showing well minus the 1994 BDM).  I thought it was well balanced, with good fruit, but nothing you'd mistake for California.  Dark fruits with a velvety mouthfeel.  I usually rely on these guys for guidance on the readiness of older Bordeaux (if we are calling 14 years older), but I liked the place it was in.  If you look for those tertiary characteristics, I think you'll have a lot more waiting to do.  

As for the soccer thread, I'll get back into it.  I've begun to see why people get bored with the same teams always at the top. The year Leicester won was magical and I don't think I appreciated it enough.  Plus I'm bummed that my favorite players have all had bad things happen (Pulisic to Chelski, Ozil to the bench, Ramsey to Juve).  

sunnylea57 posted:

2010 Telmo Rodríguez Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra

Hasn't changed much in the last 2 1/2 years. Still showing prominent candied cherry and menthol.

Bet you can't say it 3 times quickly.......

bman posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

2010 Telmo Rodríguez Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra

Hasn't changed much in the last 2 1/2 years. Still showing prominent candied cherry and menthol.

Bet you can't say it 3 times quickly.......

I can't even say it once slowly.

Over the last week:

2012 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2015 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Frank's Block Teldeschi Vineyard
2015 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
2014 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley
2011 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or
2006 Ridge Monte Bello

Hard to pick a favorite from above, but the Once & Future was the most memorable for me - though I'm sure Mrs. TLV would say the Monte Bello. 

thelostverse posted:
bman posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

2010 Telmo Rodríguez Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra

Hasn't changed much in the last 2 1/2 years. Still showing prominent candied cherry and menthol.

Bet you can't say it 3 times quickly.......

I can't even say it once slowly.

Last night:

2006 Santa's Short Suit Shrunk Semillon

On Thursday night with Mimik. Maybe he can confirm the Macon as I'm not certain that was the wine?

2016 Pic & Chapoutier, Saint-Péray

2016 Domaine Guillot-Broux, Macon-Cruzille, Les Genièvrières

2016 Girolamo Russo, Etna Rosso, A Rina

Both whites were excellent. The Etna was very good.

Last night

2007 Poggio Al Tesoro, Bolgheri, Sondraia

Maybe past its prime, although the last glass was the best.

 

  • 2006 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Fleuron
  • N.V. Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuis
  • 2002 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne
  • 2015 Krupp Brothers Estates Chardonnay Stagecoach Vineyard
  • 2016 Fedellos do Couto Conasbrancas
  • 2014 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
  • 1989 Château de Chaintres Saumur-Champigny
  • 2007 Maison Roche de Bellene Côte de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes
  • 2001 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux
  • 1987 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve
  • 1994 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve
  • 1994 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1989 Château Prieuré-Lichine
  • 2004 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
  • 2007 Brancaia Maremma Toscana Ilatraia
  • 2011 Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom
  • 2004 Alban Vineyards Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard

My head hurts a little today. 

Continuing the birthday celebration month and sharing some bottles with the Jersey Mikes - winedrmike and greenmike, their better halves, a new member to the Jersey crew, Bill R and his lovely bride.

2007 Didier Dageneau Silex - still a brilliant wine

2016 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc - a favorite but interesting contrast with the Silex

1997 Almaviva - delicious with savory notes

1998 Caymus Special Selection - fantastic cab

2006 Beaucastel CdP - ready to go but tough to follow the previous two bottles

2012 Red Cap Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - a solid wine 

2012 Acha (a Mark Herold wine using mostly Tempernillo with a splash of Petite Syrah from Napa) - great QPR

2016 Little Wings Syrah - haven't had a chance to try it; lovely nose, didn't detect any heat 

NV - Domaine Chahut et Prodiges Nid de guêpes pet nat - natural winemaking gone wrong.  boring, flawed cidery wine.  

2015 Domaine de la Pepiere VdP Cuvee Granit - My first time trinyg a red Pepiere and I liked it.  Mid weight, rustic, feral, earthy w. crunchy red fruit.  Worked well with assorted charcuterie before dinner.

thelostverse posted:
vint posted:
  • 1987 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

How was this VinT?  I opened one in February and it was DOA.  I've got one left, but not really hopeful.

tlv, this was very much alive albeit with resolved tannins and primarily soft, sweet fruit remaining.  It was a great addition to the 'old Cali' lineup that included the '94's and an illuminating couterpoint to the more earthy '89 Prieure Lichine.

There were several other Forumites present at the event, all of whom possess better palates than mine.  Perhaps they might weigh in.

vint posted:
thelostverse posted:
vint posted:
  • 1987 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

How was this VinT?  I opened one in February and it was DOA.  I've got one left, but not really hopeful.

tlv, this was very much alive albeit with resolved tannins and primarily soft, sweet fruit remaining.  It was a great addition to the 'old Cali' lineup that included the '94's and an illuminating couterpoint to the more earthy '89 Prieure Lichine.

There were several other Forumites present at the event, all of whom possess better palates than mine.  Perhaps they might weigh in.

Thanks. I’ll hope for the best. 

notables over the past few days

1997 Lisini Ugolia
1997 Il Poggione BDM
1997 Saffredi
2001 Valdicava BDM
2004 Cepparello 
2006 Telmo Rodríguez Ribera del Duero Matallana
2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

All wines showed very well with the Saffredi and Il Poggione in their prime and the Cepparello entering its drinking window. 

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