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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.


i had an '89 le gay 6 years ago and still remember it to be stunning. I second your sentiment about the house.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.


i had an '89 le gay 6 years ago and still remember it to be stunning. I second your sentiment about the house.


thanks!
i'm down to my last 96' of the le gay and having it last year, it was still young and lush red fruits.
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


Very nice lineup, Sharkey. We had the 1990 Pichon Baron earlier this year, and were most impressed with it. It is a very special wine.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
wiml... I wish you'd post notes more often. I respect your palate, and am not a frequent lurker in the blogoshpere. Razz tia....

PH


Thanks. I understand the blogosphere thing too. I just gave up posting every note to every forum. I was and still am for that matter spending way too much time preparing and posting notes. Having said that though I am more than happy to cross post any and all tasting notes desired.
At the Penfolds Recorking Clinic in Los Angeles

2014 Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling
2012 Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
2012 Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon (South Australia)
2012 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz (South Australia)
2011 Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz / Grenache / Mataro (Barossa)
2012 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz (Coonawara)
2012 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz
2012 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz (Baby Grange)
2012 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz
2011 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz
2012 Penfolds RWT Shiraz (Barossa)
2012 Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz
2009 Penfolds Grange
2010 Penfolds Grange

From my inspected wines, we tried:
1993 Penfolds Grange
1999 Penfolds Grange

Lovely event, great food, great drink, and very nice, wine-loving people - including Wolfgang Puck.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.


g-man -- The 1989 Le Gay was fantastic. Youthful and fresh (Note: This bottle was purchased by my friend on release and stored in his cellar -- as were all of the red Bordeaux.), with currant, lead pencil and a touch of tobacco on the nose. Complex and balanced on the attack. The fruit is expressive and is bolstered by the secondary flavor development and integrated tannins that transition into a long finish. This went 'toe-to-toe' with the 1990 Pichon Baron. It was a tough call for WOTN. My preference was the PB, by a whisker. But, I certainly wouldn't quible with anyone who's preference leaned to the Le Gay.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Very nice lineup, Sharkey. We had the 1990 Pichon Baron earlier this year, and were most impressed with it. It is a very special wine.


This was the fourth time that I have had the good fortune of tasting the 1990 Pichon Baron. The respective bottles have shown exceptionally well on each occasion; however, last night was the best of my limited experiences. This wine is just crazy good.
It has been an all Champagne and white Burgundy week in Santa Fe even thought the weather calls for red Burgundy and Rhone.

The Aspen trees from 8000-9500' elevation are simply ablaze with golden yellow and orange. From 9500-10,500' the forest is just raining Aspen leaves as the sun is perfectly bright in the clean thin air. I do love fall.

Thus far this week,

1996 Dom
1996 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
NV H. Billiot Reserve
NV Michel Turgy BDB Reserve
2008 Raveneau Butteaux
2008'Dauvissat La Forest
2008 Domaine J-N Gagnard Montrachet La Boudriotte
Tonight, 2000 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape, lots of cherry, basil, white pepper flavours, with a big rich nose that I could smell for hours. I still have lots of these, as well as 1998, 2001, and 2003's of this wine that I bought on release, and am always very pleased with what a great bargain this producer turned out to be, one of the best in my wine-buying experiences.

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