2017 Domaine J. Boulon Brouilly. We don’t drink tons of Beaujolais but we really like this, as well as the Moulin a Vent from the same producer. Red fruit and sandalwood on the nose, with flavors of plum skin, both dark ripe and tart cherries, and pepper.

2016 Occhipinti SP68 bianco - one year on and already starting to oxidize.  Great wine young, have officially crossed the line of no faith for aging any of these.

2015 Bernard Baudry Les Granges - dont think too much. so good.  great typicity and balance for an entry level daily drinker.  Even better on 2nd night

2017 Clos del Rey Le Sabina.  Well liked by others at the table.  I thought it was a bit of hot mess.  

In the last 2 weeks:

2011 Occidental-Cuvee Catherine Pinot

2012 Littorai-The Haven Pinoy

2014 Peter Michael-Belle Cote Chard

2015 Aubert-Hyde Chard

2013 Dehlinger-Altamont Pinot

2007 Herb Lamb Cab

2016 A. P. Vin Pinot

2015 Beringer-Knights Valley Cab

2016 Dehlinger-Russian River Chard

doubled posted:

Having dinner with SD-Wineaux and his lovely bride tonight at Union Square Cafe.  ‘97 Ornellaia and ‘97 L’Ermita on tap.

Welcome to NYC SDWineaux. Hopefully you got back home safely. In additions to DD's contributions above, the lineup also included:

2008 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet

2012 Aubert Chardonnay 

2006 Belle Pente Pinot Noir

1989 Beaucastel CdP

1998 Leoville Las Cases

2002 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Needs at least another 5 years- drinking nicely the next day)

menu included tater tots cooked in duck fat with caviar- my gallbladder will never forgive me.

doubled posted:

Glad you were able to make it winedrmike!  The ‘89 Beaucastel was fantastic.  How was the Astralis on today?

Having a glass of the Astralis while I type this.  Mellowed out overnight.  Has a touch of menthol on the nose and palate but not overpowering. Really enjoyable, but I think my other bottles are going to need about 20 years of age before I open them.

vinoevelo posted:
Bytown Rick posted:

Last bottle of 2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus

How was this Rick?

It has just gotten better with age -- this was best of the three we have had to date.  Drinking very nicely, but can't see it getting better.

Bytown Rick posted:
vinoevelo posted:
Bytown Rick posted:

Last bottle of 2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus

How was this Rick?

It has just gotten better with age -- this was best of the three we have had to date.  Drinking very nicely, but can't see it getting better.

Did the heat of the vintage show through in these?

For Mrs. VeV's bday celevbrations over the weekend:

NV Bernard Gaucher Prestige Brut (2008 base) - these keep getting better with time.  High pinot % shines through with a good dose of autolytic notes as well.

1999 Ridge Pagani Ranch - Swoon. The whole kitchen filled with the scent of the wine when the cork came out.  So complex and balanced.

2006 Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra - Monstrous blueberry pie in a glass.   Mrs. VeV loved it, I stuck to the Ridge.

2005 Carlisle Two Acres - in the same vein as the Ridge, but more mouvedre influence.  Seemed elegant and restrained after the Amon-Ra.  These Two Acres might be my favourite Carlisle bottling for thier uniqueness.

Fladgate 40 YO Tawny - brought by a friend.  Gorgeous stuff after dinner on the deck.

vinoevelo posted:
Bytown Rick posted:
vinoevelo posted:
Bytown Rick posted:

Last bottle of 2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus

How was this Rick?

It has just gotten better with age -- this was best of the three we have had to date.  Drinking very nicely, but can't see it getting better.

Did the heat of the vintage show through in these?

Seems to have handled the heat very well.   Good concentration without being jammy.  I remember reading somewhere that RP referred to the 2003 as the best Offerus to date.

This past weekend:

1984 Burgess Cab Sauv Vintage Selection
2013 The Hilt Chardonnay "The Vanguard"
2013 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

Burgess: simply sublime. The Hilt: one of the better Cali Chards I’ve tried, with judicious use of oak, excellent depth and bracing acidity. And the Terre Nere was a winner with spatchcock bbq chicken. Mrs. S loved it.

sunnylea57 posted:
mangiare posted:

funny guy that Sunnylea, funny guy

2004 Tignanello - much darker in profile than most of the wines I've been drinking lately. No rush based on this bottle. 

Damn. Apparently it's only available in Tennessee:

http://www.shotgunredwine.com/WineStores2.html

I know a guy in NJ who has 2 cases of the 2004 Tig.    Let us know if you are in the neighborhood.  

1999 Alain Thienot Cuvée Alain Thiénot

1999 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Both wines are drinking extremely well: The Thienot has a wonderful balance of mature notes and youthful vibrancy; the Beringer was decanted for sediment, and consumed over two hours.  It appeared rather young, and is an elegant and interesting wine, not unlike many other Beringer PR Cabs from the 80s and 90s.

Each of these wines should provide several more years of drinking enjoyment.

Last night at Scaramouche for a dear friend's birthday:

1996 Calon Segur - absolutely singing - 95 points easy

2006 Beaucastel Roussanne Vielles Vignes - this vintages is so atypical for this wine - never shut down and was gorgeous again last night.  One bottle left to go. 

Last night at Zucca for Barb's birthday:

2006 Marc Hebrart Special Club - very good as you might expect

2000 Domenico Clerico Percristina Barolo - this was astonishingly great!  Considering several other recent experiences with bottles from the 2000 Barolo vintage, I went armed with a backup... but this may very well end up being my wine of the month.

2004 Conterno-Fantino Sori Ginestra Barolo - lots of oak on this.  It's a well-made Barolo that just did not stand up on the same podium as the Percristina.

2004 Querciabella Palafreno - powerful and rustic, but less refined than some of the other Italian merlots that I prefer.

sunnylea57 posted:
mangiare posted:

funny guy that Sunnylea, funny guy

2004 Tignanello - much darker in profile than most of the wines I've been drinking lately. No rush based on this bottle. 

Damn. Apparently it's only available in Tennessee:

http://www.shotgunredwine.com/WineStores2.html

Sunny,  If you are a fan of the 2004 Tig let me know and I'll bring it to a future event we both attend.  I still have around 5 of the 04's left in my northern cellar and I haven't tasted any of them in a long time.

otw posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
mangiare posted:

funny guy that Sunnylea, funny guy

2004 Tignanello - much darker in profile than most of the wines I've been drinking lately. No rush based on this bottle. 

Damn. Apparently it's only available in Tennessee:

http://www.shotgunredwine.com/WineStores2.html

Sunny,  If you are a fan of the 2004 Tig let me know and I'll bring it to a future event we both attend.  I still have around 5 of the 04's left in my northern cellar and I haven't tasted any of them in a long time.

😁 I was referring to the Shotgun Red only being available in Tennessee. But yes, I'd love to drink an '04 Tig with you. 👍🏼

This past weekend:

2006 Pierre Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Millésimé - I'm a fan of Pierre Moncuit and this vintage BdB is terrific.

2008 Henri de Villamont Auxey-Duresses Les Hautes Blanc - a lovely surprise: crisp, clean, citrus and limestone, with no overt wood influence.

2005 Domaine Bertagna Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers - concentrated, tangy cherry and black liquorice, with some barnyard funk on the nose. Drinking really well, but years of life ahead of it.

1994 Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione – showing its age with balsamic prominent on the nose, but far less noticeable on the palate where sweet cherry, smoke and mushroom dominated. Soft and smooth with a decent level of acidity. Fun to drink but not one for any WOTY (or even WOTM) lists.

Over the weekend:

NV José Michel & Fils Champagne Cuvée du Père Houdart
NV Henri Goutorbe Champagne Cuvée Prestige
2008 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
2016 E. Guigal St. Joseph Lieu-Dit St. Joseph Blanc
2017 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
2011 Ridge Syrah Lytton Estate

I know there was at least one other red, but I can't remember what it was - probably a Beaujolais.

billhike posted:

2017 Domaine J. Boulon Brouilly. We don’t drink tons of Beaujolais but we really like this, as well as the Moulin a Vent from the same producer. Red fruit and sandalwood on the nose, with flavors of plum skin, both dark ripe and tart cherries, and pepper.

Nice!

 

mangiare posted:
thelostverse posted:

Over the weekend:
2008 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

what did you think TLV? Not available in our market yet but the reviews have been off the charts.

I enjoyed it a great deal.  Allred brought it and was disappointed - there was initially a funk to the nose (think Parmesan Cheese rind), but it blew off.  It did not affect the palate at all and I thought it was drinking well, with plenty of orchard fruit and citrus.  I'm glad I have six in the cellar.

Last night, at a Super Tuscan themed cookout with Festiva, cometspider, Gentleman farmer, Meringue and Bieds:

Starter Whites:

  • 2013 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay
  • 2016 Littorai Chardonnay Sonoma
  • 2016 Cervaro Castelo della Sala

Appetizers included a cheese plate, caprese salad and pan con tomate with serrano.

Reds:

  • 2001 Sassicaia
  • 2008 Oreno
  • 2010 Oreno
  • 2008 Paleo Rosso
  • 2004 Tignanello
  • 2006 Ornellaia
  • and a blind pouring of a 1988 Badia a Coltobuno Sangioveto

Served with 3" thick, perfectly cooked MONSTER Tomahawk Bone-in Ribeyes, potatoes au gratin, broiled brussels sprouts and sautéed mushrooms with red wine and basil.

Dessert:

  • 1990 Ch. Suduiraut Sauternes

With a wonderful bread pudding, made by our resident dessert-master, Gentleman farmer.

Every wine, every damn one would have made a memorable evening.  For them all to show this well in such august company, along with a repast of this caliber was yet one more memorable evening with a group of gentlemen who I am proud to call my friends.  A couple of pictures are attached.  I have more, but can't figure out how to post or convert the &%$^ ing HEIC images from my &$#% ing iPhone to a format that I can post here.    

PH

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billhike posted:

Thanks PH. Now I get to feel like a loser for what I’m drinking tonight. Dick. 

2014 Loring Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills. It’s veering a little to the tart side, but in a pleasant way.

Whatever you're drinking tonight, you are drinking more and better than I am.  I'm still drinking water. Lots of water.  

PH

purplehaze posted:

Last night, at a Super Tuscan themed cookout with Festiva, cometspider, Gentleman farmer, Meringue and Bieds:

Starter Whites:

  • 2013 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay
  • 2016 Littorai Chardonnay Sonoma
  • 2016 Cervaro Castelo della Sala

Appetizers included a cheese plate, caprese salad and pan con tomate with serrano.

Reds:

  • 2001 Sassicaia
  • 2008 Oreno
  • 2010 Oreno
  • 2008 Paleo Rosso
  • 2004 Tignanello
  • 2006 Ornellaia
  • and a blind pouring of a 1988 Badia a Coltobuno Sangioveto

Served with 3" thick, perfectly cooked MONSTER Tomahawk Bone-in Ribeyes, potatoes au gratin, broiled brussels sprouts and sautéed mushrooms with red wine and basil.

Dessert:

  • 1990 Ch. Suduiraut Sauternes

With a wonderful bread pudding, made by our resident dessert-master, Gentleman farmer.

Every wine, every damn one would have made a memorable evening.  For them all to show this well in such august company, along with a repast of this caliber was yet one more memorable evening with a group of gentlemen who I am proud to call my friends.  A couple of pictures are attached.  I have more, but can't figure out how to post or convert the &%$^ ing HEIC images from my &$#% ing iPhone to a format that I can post here.    

PH

Sounds delightful

bomba503 posted:

Surprised to hear those Oreno drank well. Sitting on multiples of both and at last check in the tannins are no where near resolved.

Funny, the 2008 started out as soft as a lamb.  As the evening progressed, the tannins came on more noticeably.  They were very fine, and the wine was absolutely singing by the last sip.  The 2010 started out very tannic.  At about the same point of the evening, say... 2-3 hours after decanting, the tannins resolved more and the wine was lovely.  Both have a long and lovely future, for sure.  Keep in mind that all the wines were tasted with burnt cow, charred vegetables, browned mushrooms and cheesy spuds.  Tannin mitigators, perhaps??

PH

Last night at an epic celebratory dinner with some fine gentlemen here in Toronto:

2013 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Terrers – Disgorged September 2018, 53 months on lees

2012 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Intens Rosat – Disgorged May 2016, 36 months on lees

2006 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged March 2016, 105 months on lees
2008 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged July 2018, 111 months on lees

2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged May 2016, 96 months on lees
2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged October 2016, 101 months on lees
2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged June 2017, 109 months on lees

2004 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Reserva Particular de Recaredo – Disgorged September 2015, 127 months on lees
2005 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Reserva Particular de Recaredo – Disgorged October 2017, 137 months on lees
2000 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Turo d’En Mota – Disgorged July 2011, 121 months on lees

1996 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Bricco Rocche
1995 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Tondonia

1989 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
1989 Domaine R. Girard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Belvédère Le Boucou
2006 Joan Simo Les Eres VV

Emilio Hidalgo Amontillado Especial Viejo "El Tresillo 1874"

I had been planning a dinner on many labels, vintages, and disgorgements of Recaredo's wines for some time, and I'm glad it finally came together. Wonderful wines all around, even if the 2008 Finca Serral dell Vell was a bit closed. I think it really demonstrated how fantastic Cava (now Corpinnat for Recaredo) can be at its best.

The different disgorgements of the 2007 Finca Serral dell Vell side-by-side were really interesting. The longer aging on lees retained significant freshness in the wine and contrasted against the evolution in bottle for the earlier disgorgement. The generally comment around the table was that the wines were similar but different.

The 2004 Reserva Particular edged the 2005, and the 2000 Turo d'En Mota was a standout on its own. Oh, and the Intens Rosat wasn't bad with gamay poached foie gras, either! 

Anyone that finds the 2013 Terrers at a decent price should pick some up, as it's the best bottling I've had of it in a few years.

All the reds were delicious too, save for a corked 2001 CVNE Rioja Gran Reserva Imperial , and The Emilio Hidalgo El Tresillo 1874 was lights out stunning. I could smell it from across the restaurant when the bottle was opened.

An awesome night and I appreciate everyone's camaraderie and contributions!

futronic posted:

Last night at an epic celebratory dinner with some fine gentlemen here in Toronto:

2013 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Terrers – Disgorged September 2018, 53 months on lees

2012 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Intens Rosat – Disgorged May 2016, 36 months on lees

2006 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged March 2016, 105 months on lees
2008 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged July 2018, 111 months on lees

2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged May 2016, 96 months on lees
2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged October 2016, 101 months on lees
2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged June 2017, 109 months on lees

2004 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Reserva Particular de Recaredo – Disgorged September 2015, 127 months on lees
2005 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Reserva Particular de Recaredo – Disgorged October 2017, 137 months on lees
2000 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Turo d’En Mota – Disgorged July 2011, 121 months on lees

1996 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Bricco Rocche
1995 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Tondonia

1989 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
1989 Domaine R. Girard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Belvédère Le Boucou
2006 Joan Simo Les Eres VV

Emilio Hidalgo Amontillado Especial Viejo "El Tresillo 1874"

I had been planning a dinner on many labels, vintages, and disgorgements of Recaredo's wines for some time, and I'm glad it finally came together. Wonderful wines all around, even if the 2008 Finca Serral dell Vell was a bit closed. I think it really demonstrated how fantastic Cava (now Corpinnat for Recaredo) can be at its best.

The different disgorgements of the 2007 Finca Serral dell Vell side-by-side were really interesting. The longer aging on lees retained significant freshness in the wine and contrasted against the evolution in bottle for the earlier disgorgement. The generally comment around the table was that the wines were similar but different.

The 2004 Reserva Particular edged the 2005, and the 2000 Turo d'En Mota was a standout on its own. Oh, and the Intens Rosat wasn't bad with gamay poached foie gras, either! 

Anyone that finds the 2013 Terrers at a decent price should pick some up, as it's the best bottling I've had of it in a few years.

All the reds were delicious too, save for a corked 2001 CVNE Rioja Gran Reserva Imperial , and The Emilio Hidalgo El Tresillo 1874 was lights out stunning. I could smell it from across the restaurant when the bottle was opened.

An awesome night and I appreciate everyone's camaraderie and contributions!

Awesome night Fut!  Still trying to process it all.  The cava's were amazing and that '89 beaucastel was lights out without a hint of brett. I can't get over the cured cod roe bag slider with caviar.....  telling anyone who will listen to me about it!

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Last Sunday, with Mr. & Mrs. Jabe11 and some other friends:

(Vintage?)  Tempier Bandol Rose

2001 R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Vina Tondonia

1997 Grange

1964 Barolo (something with "Mirandola" in the name).  Maderized but we drank it anyway.

Wines and people all showed well.

 

Last night at the campsite: a magnum of 2010 Marchesi di Barolo Cannubi. AG said this was an early drinker and gave an end date of 2018. Um, no. It’s drinking very well with some air but it’s still a young’un with serious tannins. It’s also a better wine than Galloni seems to think it is.

vinoevelo posted:
futronic posted:

Last night at an epic celebratory dinner with some fine gentlemen here in Toronto:

2013 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Terrers – Disgorged September 2018, 53 months on lees

2012 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Intens Rosat – Disgorged May 2016, 36 months on lees

2006 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged March 2016, 105 months on lees
2008 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged July 2018, 111 months on lees

2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged May 2016, 96 months on lees
2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged October 2016, 101 months on lees
2007 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell – Disgorged June 2017, 109 months on lees

2004 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Reserva Particular de Recaredo – Disgorged September 2015, 127 months on lees
2005 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Reserva Particular de Recaredo – Disgorged October 2017, 137 months on lees
2000 Recaredo Cava Brut Nature Turo d’En Mota – Disgorged July 2011, 121 months on lees

1996 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Bricco Rocche
1995 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Tondonia

1989 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
1989 Domaine R. Girard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Belvédère Le Boucou
2006 Joan Simo Les Eres VV

Emilio Hidalgo Amontillado Especial Viejo "El Tresillo 1874"

I had been planning a dinner on many labels, vintages, and disgorgements of Recaredo's wines for some time, and I'm glad it finally came together. Wonderful wines all around, even if the 2008 Finca Serral dell Vell was a bit closed. I think it really demonstrated how fantastic Cava (now Corpinnat for Recaredo) can be at its best.

The different disgorgements of the 2007 Finca Serral dell Vell side-by-side were really interesting. The longer aging on lees retained significant freshness in the wine and contrasted against the evolution in bottle for the earlier disgorgement. The generally comment around the table was that the wines were similar but different.

The 2004 Reserva Particular edged the 2005, and the 2000 Turo d'En Mota was a standout on its own. Oh, and the Intens Rosat wasn't bad with gamay poached foie gras, either! 

Anyone that finds the 2013 Terrers at a decent price should pick some up, as it's the best bottling I've had of it in a few years.

All the reds were delicious too, save for a corked 2001 CVNE Rioja Gran Reserva Imperial , and The Emilio Hidalgo El Tresillo 1874 was lights out stunning. I could smell it from across the restaurant when the bottle was opened.

An awesome night and I appreciate everyone's camaraderie and contributions!

Awesome night Fut!  Still trying to process it all.  The cava's were amazing and that '89 beaucastel was lights out without a hint of brett. I can't get over the cured cod roe bag slider with caviar.....  telling anyone who will listen to me about it!

An awesome night all round.  One of those magical times when the food lived up to an incredible lineup of wines. 

All the wines were great, but the ones that caught my attention for very different reasons were:

2013 Recaredo Brut Nature Terrers - an incredibly good Cava for under $40 (Cdn) 

2004 Recaredo Brut Nature Reserva Particular - beautiful flavours highlighted by freshness

2000 Recaredo Brut Nature Turo d'En Mota - lots of delicacy and subtlety

javachip posted:

Last Sunday, with Mr. & Mrs. Jabe11 and some other friends:

(Vintage?)  Tempier Bandol Rose

2001 R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Vina Tondonia

1997 Grange

1964 Barolo (something with "Mirandola" in the name).  Maderized but we drank it anyway.

Wines and people all showed well.

 

Nice evening, all bottles were fun to drink.  The rose was an ‘18

Last couple of nights...

2015 Monsanto CCR.  The ‘15 CCRs I’ve had are winners across the board.

2017 Miraval rose....I thought this was an ‘18 when I bought it at Costco (for $18) , but this was very vibrant and fresh. 

Second night at the campsite: a magnum of 1995 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Vintage Selection. Wow, this was just singing. Velvety texture, fully resolved tannins, vibrant and tart black fruit and black liquorice, excellent acidity, not a hint of this getting tired, and none of the sweetness to the fruit that I find on older vintages of lesser Cali Cabs. Thanks to OTW and the Muddler for turning me on to Burgess a few years ago.

Steve8 and I celebrated our bdays this past weekend with our better halves and KSC02 and P and C new comers in a chalet filled with great fun, food and wine. 

In no particular order we have with seafood Paella 

2017 Thorne and Daughters cape of good hope Rocking horse white blend 

2017 Danse encore côtes de Roussillon white 

2008 Bouchard père et fils meursault 

2006 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia  reserva red

2004 CVNE Imperial rioja Gran reserva 

2004 Clos Martinet Priorat

2006 Guigal la Turque Côté Rotie 

2017 Calabretta GAO gao vino Rosso

El Grofi semi sweet Malvasia volcanic soils

Saturday With artisanal cheeses and charcuterie

2011 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage white

Nv Villemart and Cie grand cellier Champagne

2018 Hatzidakis nyhterini white

2011 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand cru

Saturday supper with bbqed endives and wild boar ragu and pasta 

2009 Nicolas Joly le vieux Clos

2001 Casanova di neri Cerreltalto bdm

 1999 La poderina bdm

1999 Banfi Poggio all’oro bdm

2004 Pio cesare Ornato barolo

2004 calabretta Nero Mascarelli  

2007 Flaccianello igt 

2003 La tour blanche (750ml) Sauternes

my standouts: poderina, la turque, cvne rioja, ornato and la tour Blanche with notable mentions to the Nicolas Joly white 

mimik posted:

Steve8 and I celebrated our bdays this past weekend with our better halves and KSC02 and P and C new comers in a chalet filled with great fun, food and wine. 

In no particular order we have with seafood Paella 

2017 Thorne and Daughters cape of good hope Rocking horse white blend 
2017 Danse encore côtes de Roussillon white 
2008 Bouchard père et fils meursault 
2006 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia  reserva red
2004 CVNE Imperial rioja Gran reserva 
2004 Clos Martinet Priorat
2006 Guigal la Turque Côté Rotie 
2017 Calabretta GAO gao vino Rosso
El Grofi semi sweet Malvasia volcanic soils

Saturday With artisanal cheeses and charcuterie

2011 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage white
Nv Villemart and Cie grand cellier Champagne
2018 Hatzidakis nyhterini white
2011 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand cru

Saturday supper with bbqed endives and wild boar ragu and pasta 

2009 Nicolas Joly le vieux Clos
2001 Casanova di neri Cerreltalto bdm
1999 La poderina bdm
1999 Banfi Poggio all’oro bdm
2004 Pio cesare Ornato barolo
2004 calabretta Nero Mascarelli  
2007 Flaccianello igt 
2003 La tour blanche (750ml) Sauternes

my standouts: poderina, la turque, cvne rioja, ornato and la tour Blanche with notable mentions to the Nicolas Joly white 

That's damned impressive.

mimik posted:

Steve8 and I celebrated our bdays this past weekend with our better halves and KSC02 and P and C new comers in a chalet filled with great fun, food and wine. 

In no particular order we have with seafood Paella 

2017 Thorne and Daughters cape of good hope Rocking horse white blend 

2017 Danse encore côtes de Roussillon white 

2008 Bouchard père et fils meursault 

2006 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia  reserva red

2004 CVNE Imperial rioja Gran reserva 

2004 Clos Martinet Priorat

2006 Guigal la Turque Côté Rotie 

2017 Calabretta GAO gao vino Rosso

El Grofi semi sweet Malvasia volcanic soils

Saturday With artisanal cheeses and charcuterie

2011 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage white

Nv Vilmart and Cie grand cellier Champagne

2018 Hatzidakis nyhterini white

2011 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand cru

Saturday supper with bbqed endives and wild boar ragu and pasta 

2009 Nicolas Joly le vieux Clos

2001 Casanova di neri Cerreltalto bdm

 1999 La poderina bdm

1999 Banfi Poggio all’oro bdm

2004 Pio cesare Ornato barolo

2004 calabretta Nero Mascarelli  

2007 Flaccianello igt 

2003 La tour blanche (750ml) Sauternes

my standouts: poderina, la turque, cvne rioja, ornato and la tour Blanche with notable mentions to the Nicolas Joly white 

Somewhat humbling when a Banfi wine turns out to be the group's wine of the weekend, but the Poggio All'Oro was outstanding. The Cerretalto was flawed imho. Stewed prunes on the nose is not a desirable characteristic, but at least it was only on the nose.

The Calabretta Nerello Macalese was a discovery for me. Excellent juice from Sicily. Will look out for this wine in the future.

1933 Chateau Mosse Rivesaltes

I've been working through the bottle via coravin the last couple weeks. Last night I pulled the cork at Midnight and drank the final glass in honor of my mother reaching her 89th birthday. This bottle was the only thing I had older than her. Sadly she passed one hour later and today I have neither. RIP Mom

You mother died an hour after you drank the last glass you toasted her with for her birthday? Wow. That, I think, is an amazing spine-shiverer. Hopefully it was peacefully. My mother died two and a half years ago at 88. Thankfully she had a full, active, life until shortly before her death. Hope that was true for yours too.

bomba503 posted:

1933 Chateau Mosse Rivesaltes

I've been working through the bottle via coravin the last couple weeks. Last night I pulled the cork at Midnight and drank the final glass in honor of my mother reaching her 89th birthday. This bottle was the only thing I had older than her. Sadly she passed one hour later and today I have neither. RIP Mom

Sorry to hear.  My condolences Bomba.

bomba503 posted:

1933 Chateau Mosse Rivesaltes

I've been working through the bottle via coravin the last couple weeks. Last night I pulled the cork at Midnight and drank the final glass in honor of my mother reaching her 89th birthday. This bottle was the only thing I had older than her. Sadly she passed one hour later and today I have neither. RIP Mom

My condolences Bomba. Sorry to hear.

bomba503 posted:

1933 Chateau Mosse Rivesaltes

I've been working through the bottle via coravin the last couple weeks. Last night I pulled the cork at Midnight and drank the final glass in honor of my mother reaching her 89th birthday. This bottle was the only thing I had older than her. Sadly she passed one hour later and today I have neither. RIP Mom

Deepest sympathies goes out to you and your family Bomba

Last night with VinT and his nephew prior to the Jays game:

1984 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection: can't stop loving this wine.
1992 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve: acetone, balsamic and brown sugar. DUMPED.
2004 San Filippo Le Lucere Brunello di Montalcino Riserva: corked. DUMPED.
2009 Albert Morot Beaune Toussaints 1er Cru: delicious.

Batting .500 ... which is considerably better than the Jays' collective average. Although they DID pull off an impressive win last night, with Smoak tying the game with a homer in the bottom of the ninth and then winning it in the bottom of the 10th - a walk-off single with two on and two out.

azwiese posted:
bomba503 posted:

1933 Chateau Mosse Rivesaltes

I've been working through the bottle via coravin the last couple weeks. Last night I pulled the cork at Midnight and drank the final glass in honor of my mother reaching her 89th birthday. This bottle was the only thing I had older than her. Sadly she passed one hour later and today I have neither. RIP Mom

Deepest sympathies goes out to you and your family Bomba

+1

sounds like you kinda had an ethereal experience at the end.

Finally made it up to Pritchard Hill and did a tasting at Continuum. Holy cow is that place amazing. And the 2016 Continuum was really, really good. Their 2nd wine was pretty tasty as well, but not in the same league (nor is it trying to be). But I highly recommend getting up there if you get the chance.

I forgot one from last week which is definitely worth a mention

2007 La Massa, IGT, Giorgio Primo

This was outstanding. Huge nose, loads of fruit and well balanced. JS was not OTT with his 97 on this wine. I'm going to try and hold my other bottle for a few more years, but it might be tough.

Bomba, my condolences.

Last night, Hart Davis Hart had their annual Champagne tasting.  A lot of Champagne, and I tasted the following:

Vintage
2002 Piper-Heidsieck, Brut Cuvée Rare
2004 Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millénaires
2004 Laurent-Perrier, Cuvee Alendra Rose
2005 Charles Heidsieck, Brut
2006 Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage
2006 Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Rosé
2006 Gosset, Grand Millesime Brut
2007 Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs
2007 Maurice Vesselle, Grand Cru, Brut
2007 Thienot, Cuvee Garance
2008 Henriot, Brut Millesime
2008 Delamotte, Blanc de Blancs
2008 Dom Pérignon Brut
2008 Veuve Clicquot, Brut La Grande Dame
2008 Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rosé
2009 Gaston Chiquet, Special Club Brut
2011 Launois Père & Fils, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blancs Brut
2013 Vouette et Sorbée, Extra Brut, Blanc d'Argile

Non-Vintage
MV Krug, Grande Cuvée, 167th Edition
NV André Clouet, Brut Rosé, Grand Cru (magnum)
NV Charles Heidsieck, Blanc de Blancs Brut
NV Charles Heidsieck, Brut Rosé Réserve
NV Delamotte, Brut
NV Fluteau, Blanc de Noirs
NV Etienne Calsac, Extra Brut, L'eshappee Belle
NV Ruppert-Leroy, Cuve 11,12,13...Brut Nature
NV Gosset, Grande Reserve Brut
NV Gosset, Grande Rose
NV Henriot, Brut Rose
NV Henriot, Blanc de Blancs Brut
NV Laurent-Perrier, Ultra Brut
NV Laurent-Perrier, Cuvee Rose Brut (magnum)
NV Laurent-Perrier, Grand Siecle (magnum)
NV Michel Arnould, Extra Brut, Grand Cru
NV Moussé Fils, L'Or d'Eugène, Blanc de Noir
NV Pierre Péters, Cuvée de Reservé, Blanc de Blancs
NV Piper-Heidsieck, Brut
NV Piper-Heidsieck, Brut Rosé Sauvage
NV Ruinart, Brut Blanc de Blancs (magnum)
NV Taittinger, Brut Cuvée Prestige Rosé
NV Taittinger, Prélude Grands Crus
NV Thienot, Blanc de Blancs
NV Thienot, Brut (magnum)
NV Thienot, Brut Rose (magnum)
NV Vilmart & Cie, Grand Cellier Brut

Did not get to these:
NV Billecart-Salmon, Brut (magnum)
NV Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé (magnum)
NV Billecart-Salmon, Brut Sous Bois
NV Billecart-Salmon, Extra Brut
NV Bollinger, Rosé
NV Bollinger, Special Cuvée
2010 Drappier, Grande Sendrée Brut Rosé
NV Drappier, Brut, Blanc de Quatre Blancs Quattuor 
NV Drappier, Brut Nature
NV Drappier, Carte d'Or Brut (magnum)
NV Drappier, Rosé Brut Nature

Really enjoyed almost every bottle I tried, with the exception of a few of the NV extra bruts and no dosage.  Overall favorite was the 2007 Dom Ruinart by a slight margin.  Honorable mention to the 2002 Piper-Heidsieck Rare, the 2008 Dom Perignon and 2008 Grande Dame, 2009 Gaston Chiquet Special Club, 2011 Launois and Krug 167th. 

2011 Tenuta Ca' Bolani Friuli Aquileia Sauvignon

2009 Domaine de Gournier Chardonnay Cevennes

2011 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

2013 Les Garrigues Côtes du Rhône

2013 Château Pesquié Ventoux Terrasses

2013 Real Companhia Velha Douro Quinta das Carvalhas

2017 Val do Salnes Albariño Rías Baixas

2006 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

2000 Château Labarthe

2001 Marqués de Griñón Dominio de Valdepusa

 

2009 Luce della Vite Lucente

 

Two shitty/flawed wines opened and dumped.

2010 Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir. More barnyard than we like on the nose, and thin watery flavors.

2010 Romain Duverney Crozes-Hermitage. Aromas and entry flavor ok, but there is something nasty, rotten and ash-like on the back end. Blech.

Cutting my losses and moving to whisky...

billhike posted:

Two shitty/flawed wines opened and dumped.

2010 Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir. More barnyard than we like on the nose, and thin watery flavors.

2010 Romain Duverney Crozes-Hermitage. Aromas and entry flavor ok, but there is something nasty, rotten and ash-like on the back end. Blech.

Cutting my losses and moving to whisky...

I feel ya....opened a 03 Lirac, Ch de Segries earlier this evening.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but  I was hoping it’d be drinkable....holy cow was I wrong, I wouldn’t even cook with this stuff.

2010 Altesino BDM - nice after two hours open

2011 Seasmoke Southing - very good at opening

2012 A Rafanelli Cab- horrendous green, weedy, bitter, undrinkable at opening. Almost poured it out.  After a couple hours actually enjoyable. Gonna hold mine another 5 to 10 years before revisiting

otw posted:
sunnylea57 posted:
otw posted:

2010 Poggio al Tesoro Dedicato a Walter

Verdict? Ready?

I'd say so, although it seemed a bit young still.  I liked it better than the 07 and 08 vintages which I drank recently.

Opened one tonight. Agreed: it's an excellent wine and drinking well, but could benefit from a few more years of taming.

sunnylea57 posted:
mimik posted:

Steve8 and I celebrated our bdays this past weekend with our better halves and KSC02 and P and C new comers in a chalet filled with great fun, food and wine. 

In no particular order we have with seafood Paella 

2017 Thorne and Daughters cape of good hope Rocking horse white blend 
2017 Danse encore côtes de Roussillon white 
2008 Bouchard père et fils meursault 
2006 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia  reserva red
2004 CVNE Imperial rioja Gran reserva 
2004 Clos Martinet Priorat
2006 Guigal la Turque Côté Rotie 
2017 Calabretta GAO gao vino Rosso
El Grofi semi sweet Malvasia volcanic soils

Saturday With artisanal cheeses and charcuterie

2011 Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage white
Nv Villemart and Cie grand cellier Champagne
2018 Hatzidakis nyhterini white
2011 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand cru

Saturday supper with bbqed endives and wild boar ragu and pasta 

2009 Nicolas Joly le vieux Clos
2001 Casanova di neri Cerreltalto bdm
1999 La poderina bdm
1999 Banfi Poggio all’oro bdm
2004 Pio cesare Ornato barolo
2004 calabretta Nero Mascarelli  
2007 Flaccianello igt 
2003 La tour blanche (750ml) Sauternes

my standouts: poderina, la turque, cvne rioja, ornato and la tour Blanche with notable mentions to the Nicolas Joly white 

That's damned impressive.

Let us know next time you are in town Sunnylea57.

At my place on Saturday, with charcuterie etc. to start, grilled octopus with tuscan beans, some prime rib-eyes frites, and homemade peach pie...

 


2006 Dom P
1982 Meyney (sound bottle, one more left)
2009 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard
1998 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux
2006 Torbreck Run Rig
2012 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté
2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2016 Patrick Piuze Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
 
Good company food wine etc. as usual...WOTN toss-up between the Araujo and the Pommard
 
 

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