Originally posted by dr.darkrichandbold:
Let's just say you get it and Board-O doesn't.
It comes down to two things:
1. Trust your own palate for what YOU like.
2. If you're going to cellar wine, make sure you're cellaring something that interests YOU....not Robert Parker, James Suckling, or an egomaniac like Board-O. It's great if they like it too, but at the end of the day they're not the ones in charge of your own cellar.
Pretty simple if you asked me.
I agree with the tasting method and timing because it just makes sense to me, but I don't know if I get it vs. Board-o not getting it, because what I was posting about is that I don't get what Board-o thinks was the problem with your post (seriously, I am not criticizing anyone, this is not tongue-in-cheek, I just don't get what the joke is/what was wrong with your post).
Re. the critics and monbousquet, I have had the 1999, 2000, and 2001 monbo, did not particularly care for the 99 or 01, but loved the 2000 (have only had it twice, at 11 Madison). Lovely powerful aroma, excellent balance (to me), and even though only 8 years old I thought I tasted a few secondary characteristics, but I am no expert on those...but what does shock me is that James Suckling rated this wine 89, very different from Parker's 95 (I would give it 94-95 also). I understand differences in taste preferences etc., but really could not come up with anything in this wine that would justify an 89 point rating.
Geez, the price of this one in Canada kills me...I bought for $85 and $97.97 in the last 8 months from a few sellers (MW Sales, and PJ's)....current price in Canada, where re-selling does not take place: $286 per 750. For the price of a 6-pack in Canada, I could buy 6 from PJ's plus 2 round-trip flights from Toronto to NYC and 2 nights at a well located midtown hotel. Sickening...but probably enough off-topic and enough monbousquet discussion for now.