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Originally posted by Shane T.:
- 2006 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Like the little dude in "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out," this one punches well beyond its weight. Incredible juice.

Have you had the 2005 and if so, would it be as approachable as the '06 is now?
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
On a different note - a dear friend back from a few years of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan came over with a bottle of 2014 Rift Valley Syrah from Ethiopia. Opened on Friday It was all paint thinner and set aside. Tonight it could easily pass for a good cote du rhone, typical dark fruit profile, some pepper and mocha, and some animale. Pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Better than a lot of Ontario syrah. Not sure I could seek it out if I wanted to, but fun to try. No idea on the qpr - the sticker reads '192.00' but I have no idea what country/currency it was bought in.

Vietnamese Dong?
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Originally posted by g-man:
2013 caymus special select. I will admit I was pleasantly surprised at this wine.

It had the profile of more expensive cults, a lovely mocha and sweet lush tannins a lush full mouthfeel and a lingering hazlelnut finish


Yup had it a dozen times last year and didn't want to like it each time. Tried to dismiss it. It's Not the yellow label. Every time we loved it. Blinded probably would like it even more. Not a well aged Bordeaux. It's a happy wine
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Originally posted by bomba503:
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Originally posted by g-man:
2013 caymus special select. I will admit I was pleasantly surprised at this wine.

It had the profile of more expensive cults, a lovely mocha and sweet lush tannins a lush full mouthfeel and a lingering hazlelnut finish


Yup had it a dozen times last year and didn't want to like it each time. Tried to dismiss it. It's Not the yellow label. Every time we loved it. Blinded probably would like it even more. Not a well aged Bordeaux. It's a happy wine


geez i didnt even write english. the abv must have snuck up on me!
With Mangiare (who we need to thank for getting us in), Vinoevelo, and a friend of Mangiare's we went to a pop-up, one night dinner put on by the chefs of London's Clove Club (ranked 26th best restaurant in the world last year) at Grey Gardens in Toronto.

1995 Heidsieck BdM
NV Jacques Selosse Initial (2006 disgorgement)
1998 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Spätlese trocken
1999 Produttori Moccagatta
1989 Leoville Las Cases
Nice W&A!

Last night with RobS, vinoevelo and a buddy at the Clove Club pop-up at Grey's Gardens.

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires - started with a prominent sulfur note that blew off and turned into something reminiscent of a grand cru burg

NV Selosse Initial (disgorged 2006) - initially fantastic but faded quickly

1998 Muller-Catoir Haardter Muskateller Trocken
1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Moccagatta - gorgeous, in a great place. No rush.
1989 Leoville Las Cases - drank much better than previous bottles. Ready and delicious.

Overall a fantastic food and wine night. I thought some of the dishes were memorable and executed with precision while others were duds and just weird.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
1998 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
2001 Solaia
1991 Forman Cabernet

Bro, how was the Solaia? I have a couple in the cellar.


L, just now coming into its zone I think. We gave it about 3 hours I think. If anyone has only one I would hold for its 20th birthday, but if holding multiple, I say enjoy the evolution.

I think this vintage is on par with their 1999.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
With Mangiare (who we need to thank for getting us in), Vinoevelo, and a friend of Mangiare's we went to a pop-up, one night dinner put on by the chefs of London's Clove Club (ranked 26th best restaurant in the world last year) at Grey Gardens in Toronto.

1995 Heidsieck BdM
NV Jacques Selosse Initial (2006 disgorgement)
1998 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Spätlese trocken
1999 Produttori Moccagatta
1989 Leoville Las Cases


Well done, gentlemen.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Nice W&A!

Last night with RobS, vinoevelo and a buddy at the Clove Club pop-up at Grey's Gardens.

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires - started with a prominent sulfur note that blew off and turned into something reminiscent of a grand cru burg

NV Selosse Initial (disgorged 2006) - initially fantastic but faded quickly

1998 Muller-Catoir Haardter Muskateller Trocken
1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Moccagatta - gorgeous, in a great place. No rush.
1989 Leoville Las Cases - drank much better than previous bottles. Ready and delicious.

Overall a fantastic food and wine night. I thought some of the dishes were memorable and executed with precision while others were duds and just weird.

I saw the menu and on paper it looked awesome. Surprised there were duds/weird dishes given the pedigree of the two chefs. Still, it sounds like a it was a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated evening.
Thanksgiving wines:

NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Rubis
NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier - Vilmart has taken over for Cédric Bouchard as the house champagne based on price and availability in my market. Both of these showed great with the Rubis being the best with the food. Rose and traditional thanksgiving food is a great match IMO.

2011 Littorai Chardonnay Mays Canyon - Magnum that I bought on a visit to Littorai back in 2012. This was in a great spot and offered plenty of ripe citrus fruit and a crisp finish that I love about Ted’s wines. A fine pairing and a fun wine to drink slow while watching kids and cousins play. Happy thanksgiving everyone.
Last few days

96 Krug
03 Leoville Barton
09 Rinaldi Barolo Brunate-Le Coste
97 GAJA Conteisa
01 E Macchiole Paleo. Wow! what a nice wine 100% Cab Franc that year I was told
06 Jerome Chezeaux Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
12 Mollydooker Shiraz Carnival of Love at a friends for Thanksgiving dinner

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