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Originally posted by Mezzo Litro:
Last nite:
2004 Brancaia il blu
2004 Tig
2004 Luce

This morning:
2014 Advil


I think I needed the 2014 vintage after many nights of 3 - 4 wines.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
1991 E. Guigal La Turque
2001 Ch. du Tertre Margaux
2007 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape

How was the '91 La La? It is probably right in it's zone and should have been gorgeous. One of my absolute favourite vintages and on my Top Ten wines list for sure.


The 91 showed well. About at it's peak. Decanted for 1 1/2 hours. Would place it at a 92+ on the WS scale.

Paired with lobster tails and filet
2004 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
2008 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

Both worked well with a roasted corn and fennel risotto. The Cloudy Bay is still in fine form.

Rick
quote:
Originally posted by Mezzo Litro:
Last nite:
2004 Brancaia il blu
2004 Tig
2004 Luce

This morning:
2014 Advil

ML, where have you been dude? Long time no see,hear or post. Welcome back.
NV Duval Leroy, Champagne
NV Chanoine, Champagne, Grande Reserve
2012 Pierre Martin, Sancerre, Les Monts Damnes
2011 Tenuta San Guido, IGT, Le Difese
2004 Tenuta San Guido, IGT, Sassicaia
2006 Zenato, Amarone
2003 Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes

Opening the Sassicaia seemed like a good idea at the time.
2002 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewurzrtraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim (375 ml)
2005 Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu les Chaillees de L'Enfer
2013 Brys Estate Dry Riesling Old Mission Peninsula
2006 Maison Vincent Girardin Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vielles Vignes
Last night

- 2001 Fritz Haag Riesling Spatlese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr -- apple, grapefruit, mineral, great acidity, long finish that fades slowly, delicious (was killer with a spicy carrot soup)

- 2009 Vincent Girardin Moulin a Vent Clos de la Tour -- this almost seems to be getting darker each time I open one; beautiful nose of dark fruits and sage; lots of ripe cherry, berry, mushroom, sage, espresso, good acidity, long finish, terrific Beaujolais; this was the only bottle served blind, and our guests who are pretty wine-knowledgeable were convinced it was a young Savigny; I still have quite a few and wouldn't be surprised if this wine will still improve over the short term

- 2009 Manoir du Carra Moulin a Vent -- very juicy, lots of berry flavour, slightly peppery, medium-long finish, very nice

- 2009 Marcel Lapierre Morgon -- also quite dark, with big nose of berries, quite floral; flavour closest to blackberry with mineral, black pepper, silky, good acidity, long lightly-tannic finish, still on the upswing; about the same intensity as the Girardin, differing slightly in flavour and with a hair longer finish, excellent; there's still a bit of this left so I'll be able to try a small glass again tonight
2011 Kumeu Village Chard 'hand harvested' - not bad...looking forward to the Hunting Hill I have
2011 Ch. La Sabatiere, Monbazillac
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Originally posted by steve8:
NV Duval Leroy, Champagne
NV Chanoine, Champagne, Grande Reserve
2012 Pierre Martin, Sancerre, Les Monts Damnes
2011 Tenuta San Guido, IGT, Le Difese
2004 Tenuta San Guido, IGT, Sassicaia
2006 Zenato, Amarone
2003 Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes

Opening the Sassicaia seemed like a good idea at the time.


How was it Steve8? Approachable? Noticing a lot of 2004 Tuscans being opened over the past week.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
2005 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses

I'm guessing you really liked this. And fine for drinking now. Am I right?
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Originally posted by steve8:
2004 Tenuta San Guido, IGT, Sassicaia

Opening the Sassicaia seemed like a good idea at the time.

Big Grin A little early was it?

Your impressions, overall?
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
2002 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewurzrtraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim (375 ml)

I'm guessing this was your WOTN. True?
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
2002 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewurzrtraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim (375 ml)

I'm guessing this was your WOTN. True?


Actually, quite the opposite. It may have been a bad bottle or bad storage, but this wine was somewhat oxidized and tired. The cork was fine. Deep golden amber color. The fruit and flavors were very rich, but the the finish was short and flabby. I'm not familiar with aged Z-H wines, so I'm not sure if this is what to expect or not, but younger Z-H has not been this disappointing.

The other wines were much better. Believe it or not, the 2013 Brys Dry Riesling was killer, and by far the best of the three whites. The Clos de la Roche was also very grand! Cool
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
2005 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses

I'm guessing you really liked this. And fine for drinking now. Am I right?


I liked it a little bit more the last time I had it. I'd say open it and tasted it and be prepared to give it a little air before serving.
Last night with wine doc and fusionstorm:
2005 Smith Haut Lafite
2003 Dom Perignon
2006 Carter Coliseum Block Cab
1977 Martin Ray Cab
2002 Chapoutier La Meal Blanc
All showed beautifully- but especially loved the progression of the Chapoutier, the nose of the Martin Ray, and the perfect balance of the carter.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
2004 Dom Perignon

Super unimpressed.


Is Dom a vintage champer that typically shows well at an early age? I've had some '90 and '96 that were awesome.
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
2004 Dom Perignon

Super unimpressed.


Is Dom a vintage champer that typically shows well at an early age? I've had some '90 and '96 that were awesome.


i disagree with jorge on this one

the 2004 dom is a great drinker in my opinion.

dom p definitely shows very well early. it';s not a super sour/super dry champers that requires age.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
2004 Dom Perignon

Super unimpressed.


Is Dom a vintage champer that typically shows well at an early age? I've had some '90 and '96 that were awesome.


i disagree with jorge on this one

the 2004 dom is a great drinker in my opinion.

dom p definitely shows very well early. it';s not a super sour/super dry champers that requires age.


Glad to hear, because my cork seemed a little off. It had mold/mildew on the outside portion of the cork, and the cage was a little oxidized, which I found really strange for an '04

Unfortunately we opened it for a family celebration, so we drank it all and I can't return it, but I'll try another bottle.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Last night with wine doc and fusionstorm:
2005 Smith Haut Lafitte
2003 Dom Perignon
2006 Carter Coliseum Block Cab
1977 Martin Ray Cab
2002 Chapoutier La Meal Blanc
All showed beautifully- but especially loved the progression of the Chapoutier, the nose of the Martin Ray, and the perfect balance of the carter.


FIFY Wink and damn sorry I missed this one. How did the MR show?
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Originally posted by Vinolocity:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Last night with wine doc and fusionstorm:
2005 Smith Haut Lafitte
2003 Dom Perignon
2006 Carter Coliseum Block Cab
1977 Martin Ray Cab
2002 Chapoutier La Meal Blanc
All showed beautifully- but especially loved the progression of the Chapoutier, the nose of the Martin Ray, and the perfect balance of the carter.


FIFY Wink and damn sorry I missed this one. How did the MR show?

Was a WOTN for 40 mins then went over cliff, which has been my experience with my other bottles.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Eb56:
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
2004 Dom Perignon

Super unimpressed.


Is Dom a vintage champer that typically shows well at an early age? I've had some '90 and '96 that were awesome.


i disagree with jorge on this one

the 2004 dom is a great drinker in my opinion.

dom p definitely shows very well early. it';s not a super sour/super dry champers that requires age.


Glad to hear, because my cork seemed a little off. It had mold/mildew on the outside portion of the cork, and the cage was a little oxidized, which I found really strange for an '04

Unfortunately we opened it for a family celebration, so we drank it all and I can't return it, but I'll try another bottle.


had 3 bottles during a champers tasting a lws did.

all 3 were creamy, lemony, hints of fresh sweet creme and incredibly fine mousse so i'm more inclined to say your bottle was a dud. if you're looking for more tartness though, i can see where someone might not like the 04 dom.
2005 Vouvray sec, Georges Brunet. That wine promised alot when i tasted it at young age, now it strongly confirms its class. Looking forward to more tastings in the 10-20 years to come, let alone to the demi-sec from the same vintage in the next 20-40 years.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
2005 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc


I have some of this. How was it? I don't have nearly enough experience with white Bordeaux... Frown
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Originally posted by wine+art:
2005 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
1999 Castello di Verrazzano Sassello ( magnum)


Question to the Bordeaux blanc expert: No doubt about the absolute class of SHL, an amazing experience at young age, what do you think about the aging potential of SHL? Does it really improve at an age >= 6 years, in your expert opion?
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Last night with wine doc and fusionstorm:
2002 Chapoutier La Meal Blanc
All showed beautifully- but especially loved the progression of the Chapoutier


Gentlemen- what would your thoughts be on the readiness of this in magnum? I suspect i should avoid temptation for now, but I could very easily be nudged in the other direction. Smile TIA.
Tonight with some really nice baked halibut fillets, we're having 2008 Kumeu River Chardonnay Kumeu Estate, nice nose of lemon and hazelnut, with ripe pear,lemon, hazelnut and a hint of herb-- maybe sage-- as well; excellent acidity, and a very long finish. Excellent.
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Originally posted by AllRed:
quote:
Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Last night with wine doc and fusionstorm:
2002 Chapoutier La Meal Blanc
All showed beautifully- but especially loved the progression of the Chapoutier


Gentlemen- what would your thoughts be on the readiness of this in magnum? I suspect i should avoid temptation for now, but I could very easily be nudged in the other direction. Smile TIA.


I think this wine is good to go - even magnum. This wine progressed wonderfully over the evening, but I sense it is at peak already. If you have an appropriate event in the next year or two, I would pull the trigger.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
2005 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
dude, do you have an endless supply of this wine? seems like you drink a bottle a month for the last couple years.

I'm a fan of the 05 Blanc although the last bottle I had was a little past prime for me.

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