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Originally posted by Seaquam:
1911 Blandy's Madeira Bual.

Its time has come.


I hope it is fantastic - we had a wonderful visit at Blandys in April and the Buals were our favorite. I believe the oldest we tasted was '76 though.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
- 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Definitely on my top 5 list of wines of my life. I hope it showed it's stuff, because when it does, it will lift your skirt over your head.
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
1961 Pio Cesare Barolo for a special dinner with a great friend this evening.


Wow nice! Look forward to your notes.
1969 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml)
1999 Frederic Magnien Morey St-Denis Clos Baulet
1999 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste

Going to stand a couple Champagnes soon, but just can't make my mind up on which ones yet.
Will be pulled before the new year begins:

1990 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millesnaires
1998 Chateau Rayas
1993 Grange
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Will be pulled before the new year begins:

1990 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millesnaires
1998 Chateau Rayas
1993 Grange
Would love to hear how the 98 Rayas shows for you.
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Originally posted by max:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Will be pulled before the new year begins:

1990 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millesnaires
1998 Chateau Rayas
1993 Grange
Would love to hear how the 98 Rayas shows for you.


i'm making sure i'm sitting next to doubled for this offline
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by g-man:
2002 Lafite
1988 Ruinart
1934 Burmester

Ditto to sitting next to you!



I'm just going to sit in the middle.
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Originally posted by sarbuze:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by g-man:
2002 Lafite
1988 Ruinart
1934 Burmester

Ditto to sitting next to you!



I'm just going to sit in the middle.


I'm getting on a plane, save me a seat!!
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by sarbuze:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by g-man:
2002 Lafite
1988 Ruinart
1934 Burmester

Ditto to sitting next to you!



I'm just going to sit in the middle.


I'm getting on a plane, save me a seat!!


there's certainly time for this thursday
Not possible this week, sadly given the proximity to Christmas and family visits, but we have talked of a visit to NYC after winter passes.....
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Just let us know bman! I'm sure there are a couple bottles of port at g-man's with your name on it.


At least a couple, I hope!!
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Originally posted by bhauk:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by bhauk:
1985 Fonseca for Christmas Eve. By the way gman or bman, what type of filter do you use for VP's?


http://www.melitta.com/en/4-Co...html?scrolltoindex=4


Thanks! Also what do you think for decant time?


i'm of two minds with the fonseca 85' as i've been tasting it every year so far.

if you like young powerful ports iwth some spirit spice and cocoa dust, the decant through the filter into a decanter will ensure it's ready to drink right off the bat.

it gets a little muted around an hour or 3 of open air time but picks up again a few hours (dont remember) after that.

i'd recommend if you had a decanter with a stopper to just decant in and try to see if you like that cocoa dust with spirit flavor (backed by alot of nice plummy fruit) or if you like it a bit more tamed where you get a little more muted fruit but nice baking spices. If its nice, just topper the decanter, if not leave it open.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...cacsd_bhz_bw_c_x_1_w
I utilize something like this
What g-man said!

Though I use a wire mesh filter as I don't mind a little fine sediment at the bottom of the decanter.
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Originally posted by bman:
What g-man said!

Though I use a wire mesh filter as I don't mind a little fine sediment at the bottom of the decanter.


i use cheese cloth on any of the bottles older than the 63 vintage.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by bman:
What g-man said!

Though I use a wire mesh filter as I don't mind a little fine sediment at the bottom of the decanter.


i use cheese cloth on any of the bottles older than the 63 vintage.


Sadly, that would not be an issue for any of my bottles...... Frown
Getting the Christmas wines ready...

2010 Thumbprint Cab Franc Ramazzotti Vineyard
2000 Pegau CdP Reservee
2001 Pegau CdP Reservee
2007 Vaudieu CdP Val de Dieu 1.5L
2008 Santo wines Vinsanto Santorini
Christmas Eve Supper wines, will include the following, and now, each are standing. On this Eve of our Savior, we will explore a Taste of France with 6 guests! Christmas Day will include all domestic offerings

2 x 1982 Chateau Latour - Our annual Christmas Eve favourite!
3 x 1990 Paul Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle Hermitage. My final, prized, last three bottles of this exquisite wine, which we will enjoy with a roast, carved leg of herbed lamb (complete supper menu to be revealed, stay tuned!)
1 x 1964 DRC Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru. My dear daddy gifted to this from his charming cellar. It has been ageing gracefully since he purchased it at release. While our guests will receive a "taste", I will enjoy most of this wine with my husband, blissfully, after supper. I may achieve orgasm with this wine alone! Eek

What am I chilling, do you ask? Look no further, indeed!
3x 2003 E. Guigal Ex-Voto Hermitage Blanc. In my experience, one of the finest Hermitage Blancs in recent memory!
3 x 2002 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart NFB Brut. I will be sipping on this whilst preparing the supper spread, and I work mise en place, absolutely!
2001 d'Yquem 750ml - In my expert opinion

The spread this year will include a variety of sublime flavours, appetisers, roasted meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses, fruits of my labour, undeniably! Stay tuned.

Cheers!
~W&FE~
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Originally posted by Wine and Food Expert:
Christmas Eve Supper wines, will include the following, and now, each are standing. On this Eve of our Savior, we will explore a Taste of France with 6 guests! Christmas Day will include all domestic offerings
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Cheers!
~W&FE~


Your return to this board despite the announcement of your departure from it is a precious Christmas gift...like a lump of coal Smile
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Originally posted by ElToro:
Your return to this board despite the announcement of your departure from it is a precious Christmas gift...like a lump of coal Smile


You do realise my departure is from a long, successful and fruitful career in the industry! My love and mastery of food and wine will carry with me alwasy, whether at home, VIP industry invitations and gatherings, or online. I will never abdicate, I will never fade or otherwise fall into the shadows, nevermore! Roll Eyes

Cheers to you and Yours!
~W&FE~

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