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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
92 Dominus


My favorite vintage of Dominus when showing well.


My last one was corked, but this one is from a different source. Fingers crossed.


Did you take the corked bottle back?


It was from a US retailer. I contacted them and explained it, but he insisted that they bought the bottles directly from the distributor and that every other bottle they had either sold or opened themselves was fine. He said they had a little Brett that dissipated (and sent me a link to the wiki page about Brett) and implied that's what was up with my bottle. I told him I knew what Brett was, and I knew what TCA was, and this was TCA.

He begged to differ and refused to take it back. I still have one more 92 from him - which he also refused to take back - but tonight's is from a different source.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
92 Dominus


My favorite vintage of Dominus when showing well.


My last one was corked, but this one is from a different source. Fingers crossed.


Did you take the corked bottle back?


It was from a US retailer. I contacted them and explained it, but he insisted that they bought the bottles directly from the distributor and that every other bottle they had either sold or opened themselves was fine. He said they had a little Brett that dissipated (and sent me a link to the wiki page about Brett) and implied that's what was up with my bottle. I told him I knew what Brett was, and I knew what TCA was, and this was TCA.

He begged to differ and refused to take it back. I still have one more 92 from him - which he also refused to take back - but tonight's is from a different source.


I would love to know the name of this retailer. I would never buy from them and would hope others would not as well.
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53 haut brion blanc



Eek

Is there a story here, g-man?


as in i'm going to drink it and hope it's drinkable ? =)

oh and i'm celelbrating my 35th bday a little bit late =)


It would be great to hear that a white Bordeaux of that age is still drinkable. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, g-man.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
92 Dominus


My favorite vintage of Dominus when showing well.


My last one was corked, but this one is from a different source. Fingers crossed.


Did you take the corked bottle back?


It was from a US retailer. I contacted them and explained it, but he insisted that they bought the bottles directly from the distributor and that every other bottle they had either sold or opened themselves was fine. He said they had a little Brett that dissipated (and sent me a link to the wiki page about Brett) and implied that's what was up with my bottle. I told him I knew what Brett was, and I knew what TCA was, and this was TCA.

He begged to differ and refused to take it back. I still have one more 92 from him - which he also refused to take back - but tonight's is from a different source.


I would love to know the name of this retailer. I would never buy from them and would hope others would not as well.


W+A, there is closure on this: it took awhile, but they've given me a credit for the corked bottle against a future purchase. I'm satisfied. As for the other bottle, we'll deal with it once I open it.

I've purchased from them a few times and have never had a problem with bottle condition, so hopefully this was a one-off.
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
My niece is getting married this weekend. Opening the following with the immediate family:

1989 Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan
1989 Chateau Leoville las Cases
1989 Aldo Conterno Bussia Soprano
1989 Krug
1989 Dominus
1989 Chateau Pichon Baron

Lucky for the winos, most are not wine geeks and will only have a glass of one or two of these.


I almost opened an 89 Sociando Mallet tonight and probably will tomorrow. Must be something about 25 year old wines.....
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
My niece is getting married this weekend. Opening the following with the immediate family:

1989 Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan
1989 Chateau Leoville las Cases
1989 Aldo Conterno Bussia Soprano
1989 Krug
1989 Dominus
1989 Chateau Pichon Baron

Lucky for the winos, most are not wine geeks and will only have a glass of one or two of these.

Congrats to your niece. A lot of weddings in the Longboarder family! They will be drinking nicely!
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
On deck for tonight:
1996 Guigal La Mouline
1997 Guigal La Turque
2000 Guigal La Mouline
2006 Guigal La Landonne
1970 Fonseca Port
1995 Krug
Jacques Selosse Brut Rose
2007 SQN Body and Soul
1990 Chateau Coutet a Barsac Cuvée Madame

What an amazing lineup! Eek Like Dok, I'd love to hear your opinions of the Lalas.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
In honor of the upcoming Montreal offline, I'm standing a 1982 Gruaud Larose. Butterflied leg of lamb and risotto for Sunday's dinner.

PH


I am sure the invitation is waiting in the mailbox when I get home today. Wink


You are always on the list, Lb. Although it appears that you're moving even further away soon!

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
In honor of the upcoming Montreal offline, I'm standing a 1982 Gruaud Larose. Butterflied leg of lamb and risotto for Sunday's dinner.

PH


I am sure the invitation is waiting in the mailbox when I get home today. Wink


You are always on the list, Lb. Although it appears that you're moving even further away soon!

PH


Yep. Moving back closer to my roots. I will still be up in your neck of the woods on business. Just won't be driving my car. Hope to see you sooner than later.
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'87 Diamond Creek Lake Vineyard


Look forward to the notes. I have the 1984 and maybe a 1978

Board-O - A very nice wine that showed well. No bricking. Quite young in color and a very nice nose. The secondaries were all there. A bit out of balance, however, IMO. The tannins were not balance with the fruit or across the palate. This was my second bottle and they've both shown similarly.

It pales in comparison to the '84. Pales.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Board-O - A very nice wine that showed well. No bricking. Quite young in color and a very nice nose. The secondaries were all there. A bit out of balance, however, IMO. The tannins were not balance with the fruit or across the palate. This was my second bottle and they've both shown similarly.

It pales in comparison to the '84. Pales.


While I'm grateful for KSC's generosity in opening this bottle, I have to agree. Good wine, but not wow.
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Originally posted by max:
1949 Francesco Rinaldi & Figli Barolo Alba

1964 Francesco Rinaldi & Figli Barolo Alba

Need help from you Piedmont experts; what would be the best method to use for these to show their best? Longboarder, Futronic?


Based on my experience with older Barolo and not knowing the provenance of these bottles I would suggest opening them a couple of hours prior to consumption and I would not decant them. I would pour a small amount out to taste to insure they were not corked or flawed and then just let them slow-O. The '64 could be stunning. 2 Cents
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Originally posted by Machine:
For a different certain event this evening...

1990 Mouton Rothschild
1999 Pichon Baron (in case Mouton is dead)


Your event sounds quite good....


I'm sure yours will be just as good. I'm itching for something doontoon some time soon. I think I went to an event at crush a few weeks back but we drank enough to wipe my memory. I need a re-do. And rob's bookends have my mouth watering.
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Originally posted by Machine:

I'm itching for something doontoon some time soon. I think I went to an event at crush a few weeks back but we drank enough to wipe my memory. I need a re-do. And rob's bookends have my mouth watering.


You rang?! Banana


Indeed I did!!! Big Grin


I don't suppose on offline in Oakville with VinT and perhaps others would interest you? (see the offlines thread.....)

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