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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
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
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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 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 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.
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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.
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Originally posted by AllRed:
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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.


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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