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.  

 

wineismylife posted:

2005 Louis Jadot Latricières-Chambertin

Tasted at an offline. Last bottle in a Louis Jadot blind tasting. Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

Are you responding to a January "What are you drinking" thread with a wine you had... in October? 

 

I liked the note, though.  Thanks!

2002 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Light, ephemeral, a charming blend of fruit flavours, minerality and a touch of herbaceousness.  This is what brought me to love NZ Sauv Blanc.  Cellartracker says the drinking window expired in 2005.

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. 

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.  

Fun night of syrah...

2009 Bedrock Griffins Lair

2015 Bedrock Griffins Lair

2006 Bernard Gripa St Joseph Cuvée le Berceau

2015 Durand Cornas Premices

2006 Jean Luc Colomebo Cornas La Louvee

The Gripa Berceau and the 09 Bedrock were the winners tonight. But all showed well, and led to a really enjoyable evening.

 

2010 Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas

Outstanding, but still young. I'm waiting for a few years before opening another

2010 Quinta da Romaneira, Douro, Reserva

I should have bought more of this one. My second and last bottle. Excellent and at less than $30 it's a steal.

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