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2009 UPR Le Mesnil, Champagne, BdB, Sublime

2009 Leclerc-Briant, Champagne, Les Chevres Pierreuses

2016 Felton Road, Chardonnay, Block 6

2006 Mas Igneus, Priorat, FA206

2008 Mas Igneus, Priorat, FA206

2010 Mas Igneus, Priorat, FA206

2010 Mas Igneus, Priorat, FA112

2004 Siro Pacenti, BdM

2011 Castello di Ama, Chianti Classico, San Lorenzo, Gran Selezione

2015 Tolaini, IGT, Al Passo

NV Ramos-Pinto, Port, Quinta da Ervamoira 10 Year Old Tawny

mimik posted:
longboarder posted:

1996 La Grande Dame

2007 LdH Gran Reserva Tondonia

2015 Antolini Recioto d’Valpolicella

Nice! Just a small question. Are you sure the Tondonia is the Gran Reserva or the reserva ? I believe the current release vintage of the gran reserva is the 1996

Yeah, if it's the 2007 it's definitely the Reserva.

sunnylea57 posted:
mimik posted:
longboarder posted:

1996 La Grande Dame

2007 LdH Gran Reserva Tondonia

2015 Antolini Recioto d’Valpolicella

Nice! Just a small question. Are you sure the Tondonia is the Gran Reserva or the reserva ? I believe the current release vintage of the gran reserva is the 1996

Yeah, if it's the 2007 it's definitely the Reserva.

My mistake. You are correct it was the Reserva. 

Last night with the BMan's, Mimik and my better half at Lannes et Pacifique.

2008 H. Blin, Champagne, Millisime

2016 CVNE, Rioja, Monopole Blanco

2005 Domaine de la Janasse, CdP, Chaupin

2011 Peter Michael, Les Pavots

2008 Sadie Family, Columella

2005 Chateau Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion

Everything showed well. Hard to pick a WOTN, but it might have been the Pavie Macquin which surprised me after a really poor showing of this wine in August with some of the Chicago group. This bottle was excellent, which gives me hope for my last bottle. The Pavots was outstanding also. My least favourite red was the Chaupin.

First time for us at this BYOW resto. Food was very good. The place would be noisy on a busy night which it wasn't luckily for us. Will go back.

steve8 posted:

Last night with the BMan's, Mimik and my better half at Lannes et Pacifique.

2008 H. Blin, Champagne, Millisime

2016 CVNE, Rioja, Monopole Blanco

2005 Domaine de la Janasse, CdP, Chaupin

2011 Peter Michael, Les Pavots

2008 Sadie Family, Columella

2005 Chateau Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion

Everything showed well. Hard to pick a WOTN, but it might have been the Pavie Macquin which surprised me after a really poor showing of this wine in August with some of the Chicago group. This bottle was excellent, which gives me hope for my last bottle. The Pavots was outstanding also. My least favourite red was the Chaupin.

First time for us at this BYOW resto. Food was very good. The place would be noisy on a busy night which it wasn't luckily for us. Will go back.

Thanks for posting the wines, Steve.  My favourites were the Les Pavots and the Chaupin, least favourite the Columella.  mrs bman liked the Les Pavots best too, the Chaupin not so much.  To each their own!

bman posted:
steve8 posted:

Last night with the BMan's, Mimik and my better half at Lannes et Pacifique.

2008 H. Blin, Champagne, Millisime

2016 CVNE, Rioja, Monopole Blanco

2005 Domaine de la Janasse, CdP, Chaupin

2011 Peter Michael, Les Pavots

2008 Sadie Family, Columella

2005 Chateau Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion

Everything showed well. Hard to pick a WOTN, but it might have been the Pavie Macquin which surprised me after a really poor showing of this wine in August with some of the Chicago group. This bottle was excellent, which gives me hope for my last bottle. The Pavots was outstanding also. My least favourite red was the Chaupin.

First time for us at this BYOW resto. Food was very good. The place would be noisy on a busy night which it wasn't luckily for us. Will go back.

Thanks for posting the wines, Steve.  My favourites were the Les Pavots and the Chaupin, least favourite the Columella.  mrs bman liked the Les Pavots best too, the Chaupin not so much.  To each their own!

Great night with great wines. It was great to see Bman and Mrs Bman and Steve8 and J. Loved the  food and like the resto if not a little loud. 

All wines showed well but the Chaupin cdp Janasse and the Pavie Macquin were my favourites. The pavots showed structure but I felt a bit disjointed since it was too young but I’m very honoured and grateful bman brought the bottle.

see you next time very soon 

Australian shiraz is out of style, so I've been ignoring it in my cellar for the last few years.  Last night I opened my last bottle of 2001 Craneford Barossa Shiraz.  Despite Cellartracker's advice that the drinking window had expired in 2007, it was really quite good.  Deep ruby colour with no bricking.  Deep dark fruit flavours with a bit of leather and no perceived tannin but still well-structured.

So tonight I opened up a 1998 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Shiraz.  Again, there is no visible sign of aging other than substantial sediment.  But the wine has a lovely spiciness with a Rhone-style flavour profile.  According to CT, it's drinking window expired in 2016.

otw posted:

Australian shiraz is out of style, so I've been ignoring it in my cellar for the last few years.  Last night I opened my last bottle of 2001 Craneford Barossa Shiraz.  Despite Cellartracker's advice that the drinking window had expired in 2007, it was really quite good.  Deep ruby colour with no bricking.  Deep dark fruit flavours with a bit of leather and no perceived tannin but still well-structured.

So tonight I opened up a 1998 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Shiraz.  Again, there is no visible sign of aging other than substantial sediment.  But the wine has a lovely spiciness with a Rhone-style flavour profile.  According to CT, it's drinking window expired in 2016.

Agree 100%.  Those big fruit-forward shirazs that so many diss soften and become quite nice in their old age!  

bman posted:
otw posted:

Australian shiraz is out of style, so I've been ignoring it in my cellar for the last few years.  Last night I opened my last bottle of 2001 Craneford Barossa Shiraz.  Despite Cellartracker's advice that the drinking window had expired in 2007, it was really quite good.  Deep ruby colour with no bricking.  Deep dark fruit flavours with a bit of leather and no perceived tannin but still well-structured.

So tonight I opened up a 1998 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Shiraz.  Again, there is no visible sign of aging other than substantial sediment.  But the wine has a lovely spiciness with a Rhone-style flavour profile.  According to CT, it's drinking window expired in 2016.

Agree 100%.  Those big fruit-forward shirazs that so many diss soften and become quite nice in their old age!  

Agree Bman re: nice in their old age.  

 

longboarder posted:
steve8 posted:

NV Pierre Gerbais, Champagne, Grains de Celles

2013 Domaine Huet, Vouvray, Le Haut-Lieu, Sec

2017 Isola Augusta, Friuli, Chardonnay

2004 Casanova di Neri, BdM, Tenuta Nuova

2014 Frescobaldi, BdM

 

How was the ‘04 TN?

LB, it's an outstanding bottle of wine. If anything the chocolate/mocha note in this wine is even more pronounced now than when it was young. I remain very skeptical about the composition of this wine.

steve8 posted:
longboarder posted:
steve8 posted:

NV Pierre Gerbais, Champagne, Grains de Celles

2013 Domaine Huet, Vouvray, Le Haut-Lieu, Sec

2017 Isola Augusta, Friuli, Chardonnay

2004 Casanova di Neri, BdM, Tenuta Nuova

2014 Frescobaldi, BdM

 

How was the ‘04 TN?

LB, it's an outstanding bottle of wine. If anything the chocolate/mocha note in this wine is even more pronounced now than when it was young. I remain very skeptical about the composition of this wine.

Funny you say that.  We opened a bottle of the ‘05 last night.  Great wine but darker, denser, and more prominent oak than any 15 year old sangiovese I can remember. 

Tonight - MIami Atty and wife are coming over.  I am sure he will bring something - I plan on opening :

2010 Chateau Faizeau - Montagne-Saint-Émilion

2011 Chateau Yon Figeac - St. Emilion

With grilled rib-eyes - FKG and Miami Atty scored these bottles at the end of  a Right Bank (or perhaps a general Bordeaux tasting - not sure I was not there) tasting many years ago.

steve8 posted:
longboarder posted:
steve8 posted:

NV Pierre Gerbais, Champagne, Grains de Celles

2013 Domaine Huet, Vouvray, Le Haut-Lieu, Sec

2017 Isola Augusta, Friuli, Chardonnay

2004 Casanova di Neri, BdM, Tenuta Nuova

2014 Frescobaldi, BdM

 

How was the ‘04 TN?

LB, it's an outstanding bottle of wine. If anything the chocolate/mocha note in this wine is even more pronounced now than when it was young. I remain very skeptical about the composition of this wine.

Why are you skeptical about this wine? The mocha or chocolate notes come from the toast level of the barrel not from the fruit. 

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2009 Château Génot-Boulanger Volnay 1er Cru Les Roncerets

This was the second bottle I took to GNO Wednesday night. Tasted it to the group double blind along side the 2008 Kanonkop Pinotage. Most guys came close on the two bottles getting mostly country of origin and a few other data points correct. One nailed country of origin, region and varietal on both bottles. Wish he'd had ventured a guess on year and producer. He might've nailed it.

Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

mimik posted:
steve8 posted:
longboarder posted:
steve8 posted:

NV Pierre Gerbais, Champagne, Grains de Celles

2013 Domaine Huet, Vouvray, Le Haut-Lieu, Sec

2017 Isola Augusta, Friuli, Chardonnay

2004 Casanova di Neri, BdM, Tenuta Nuova

2014 Frescobaldi, BdM

 

How was the ‘04 TN?

LB, it's an outstanding bottle of wine. If anything the chocolate/mocha note in this wine is even more pronounced now than when it was young. I remain very skeptical about the composition of this wi

Why are you skeptical about this wine? The mocha or chocolate notes come from the toast level of the barrel not from the fruit. 

Not speaking for Steve8 but my answer would be that it doesn’t taste like Sangiovese imo.  Well made, good wine but tough to peg it as Brunello.  

mangiare posted:
mimik posted:

Why are you skeptical about this wine? The mocha or chocolate notes come from the toast level of the barrel not from the fruit. 

Not speaking for Steve8 but my answer would be that it doesn’t taste like Sangiovese imo.  Well made, good wine but tough to peg it as Brunello.  

In this case you can speak for me Mangiare because that's what I would answered.

2018 Lafage Rose Miraflors - nice with a charcuterie board.

2012 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - lively acid, balanced and a pleasant slightly Bordeaux like nose.

2012 Caduceus Cellars Anubis - a wine from Maynard James Keenan of Tool. Pretty darn nice, but I’d never have guessed the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. It smelled and tasted like a southern Rhône.

billhike posted:

2018 Lafage Rose Miraflors - nice with a charcuterie board.

2012 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - lively acid, balanced and a pleasant slightly Bordeaux like nose.

2012 Caduceus Cellars Anubis - a wine from Maynard James Keenan of Tool. Pretty darn nice, but I’d never have guessed the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. It smelled and tasted like a southern Rhône.

Is the Anubis from California? 

bman posted:
billhike posted:

2018 Lafage Rose Miraflors - nice with a charcuterie board.

2012 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville - lively acid, balanced and a pleasant slightly Bordeaux like nose.

2012 Caduceus Cellars Anubis - a wine from Maynard James Keenan of Tool. Pretty darn nice, but I’d never have guessed the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. It smelled and tasted like a southern Rhône.

Is the Anubis from California? 

New Mexico grapes actually.

What are we drinking you ask?

2014 Bevan Ritchie Vineyard RRV chardonnay

2013 Rombauer chardonnay

Matching wild garlic chicken wings and shrimp bathed in butter and garlic with bacon/cheese/garlic bread (veggies are for losers....)

Because big Americans playing playoff football calls for big flavours matched with big American whites! 

 

 

 

bman posted:

What are we drinking you ask?

2014 Bevan Ritchie Vineyard RRV chardonnay

2013 Rombauer chardonnay

Matching wild garlic chicken wings and shrimp bathed in butter and garlic with bacon/cheese/garlic bread (veggies are for losers....)

Because big Americans playing playoff football calls for big flavours matched with big American whites! 

 

 

 

The Mrs. wanted some cougar juice, eh? 

billhike posted:
bman posted:

What are we drinking you ask?

2014 Bevan Ritchie Vineyard RRV chardonnay

2013 Rombauer chardonnay

Matching wild garlic chicken wings and shrimp bathed in butter and garlic with bacon/cheese/garlic bread (veggies are for losers....)

Because big Americans playing playoff football calls for big flavours matched with big American whites! 

 

 

 

The Mrs. wanted some cougar juice, eh? 

Not sure what that means but all food and wine choices made by me!

over the weekend....

2008 Bernard Gaucher Brut - these keep getting better imo.  Great QPR.

2008 Fuligni BdM.   pretty good wine for a 'bad' vintage.  producers trumps vintage every time.  Wouldnt hold on to them forever, but it hit all the right fuligni notes.

2013 Garage Wine Co. Cab Franc lot #52.  Leans more to old world right bank than i would have guessed.  A little backwards on opening, but really shone on day 2.  lots of dark blue fruits, no green pepper, not over extracted or sweet.   glad I have another.

2013 Ch. Musar Hochar Pere & Fils - Reminds me so much of Ridge.  Red/black fruit, lots of brambly/herbal notes underneath, bit of a citrus note on the nose.  Mrs. VeV's fave of the bunch.

Friday with friends, 

2008 Mailly Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru

2008 Charles Heidsieck Brut Rose

2002 Pol Roger Brut

2012 Domain Pinson Freres Chablis Les Clos

2012 Louis Moreau Chablis Les Clos

1966 Confreres des Chevaliers du Tastevin Gevrey Chambertin Petit Chapelle, Bouchard Aine et Fils. WOTN

1990 Louis Latour Corton Grancey Grand Cru

2002 Lucien LeMoines Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes 1er

1996 Luciano Sandrone Cannubi Boschis

2001 Cappellano Rupestris, CORKED

2001 Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva, stunning

1982 Cos d'Estournel

1982 Calon Segur

1982 Lynch Bages

Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Chinato, 750 ml. 

Everything showed well except the corked Cappellano.  

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