The number of offline was down this year, but quality was still excellent thanks to generous friends.

Red

  1. 1989 Lynch Bages
  2. 1997 Solaia
  3. 1987 Biondi Santi Riserva (almost forgot)
  4. 1969 Charles Krug Pinot Noir
  5. 1989 Beaucastel
  6. 1990 Beaucastel
  7. 1996 Clape Cornas
  8. 1999 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill
  9. 1986 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon
  10. 1987 Dunn Howell Mountain
  11. 2001 Schrader RBS Beckstoffer Original To Kalon
  12. 1996 Dunn Howell Mountain
  13. 1995 Gruaud Larose

 

Non-Red

  1. 1968 d’Yquem
  2. 1970 d’Yquem
  3. 2013 Arnaud Ente Bourgogne Aligote
  4. 1993 d’Yquem
  5. 1983 d’Yquem
  6. 1990 Heidsieck Blanc de Millesnaires
  7. 1999 Delamotte Collection Blanc de Blanc
  8. 2011 Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc I-Block
  9. 2017 Muller-Catoir Burgergarten Im Breumel
  10. 2002 Piper Heisieck Rare
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1977 Col d’Orcia BdM Riserva

1959 Calon Segur

1990 Lynch Bages

1990 Chapoutier La Sizeranne

1961 Pio Cesare Barolo 

2002 Drouhin Clos des Mouches

2005 Truchot Morey St. Denis Vieille Vignes

1961 Conterno Barolo

2002 Lewelling Cabernet

2005 Mikulski Mersault Charmes

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1982 Margaux was my most memorable.

But this year has seeen an incredible amount of wine being popped and i've been fortunate to share it with some of my fellow forumites.

1982 phillopponant clos les goisses was fantastic

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

2003 Mouton was absolutely stunning

1937 CVNE riserva was still showing fruit

Unfortunately, almost every italian I had this year has been terrible.

2019 has been an interesting year both personally and work wise, and i'm hoping to share some more fun moments with the rest of you guys!  Esp Dom, even if he forgets what he drinks with me!

italianwino posted:

2005 La Mission Haut Brion

IW, can you tell me your thoughts on the drinking window?  Most of the '05 producers I've tried so far seem to be showing very young, even with long decants.  TIA 

g-man posted:

1982 Margaux was my most memorable.

But this year has seeen an incredible amount of wine being popped and i've been fortunate to share it with some of my fellow forumites.

1982 phillopponant clos les goisses was fantastic

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

2003 Mouton was absolutely stunning

1937 CVNE riserva was still showing fruit

Unfortunately, almost every italian I had this year has been terrible.

2019 has been an interesting year both personally and work wise, and i'm hoping to share some more fun moments with the rest of you guys!  Esp Dom, even if he forgets what he drinks with me!

I have a few Italian reds that aren't 'terrible', let's try one or two out in 2020

Champs:  '96 Salon , followed by '08 Cristal and '08 Dom Perignon.  The Salon was the best champagne I've had to date. 

White:  2013 Bouchard Pere & Fils Montrachet, followed by '13 Dauvissat-Camus Vaillons Chablis.   

Red:  '82 Jamet Cote Rotie at Berns with JBurman and Jorgefast.  Insanely good.  Honorable mention '73 Ridge Monte Bello, '96 Clape Cornas, MacDonald Cab Sauv from multiple vintages.  

It was an excellent year of drinking, looking forward to enjoying with many of you in 2020. 

2006 Comtes de Champagne, Taittinger or 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild certainly in the running.  1976 La Tache Monopole and 1970 Chateau Latour also.

Also, a 1999 La Grande Annee Bollinger and a Drappier NV Champagne.

But the winner was a 1959 Chateau Latour. 

 

 

 

g-man posted:

1982 Margaux was my most memorable.

But this year has seeen an incredible amount of wine being popped and i've been fortunate to share it with some of my fellow forumites.

1982 phillopponant clos les goisses was fantastic

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

2003 Mouton was absolutely stunning

1937 CVNE riserva was still showing fruit

Unfortunately, almost every italian I had this year has been terrible.

2019 has been an interesting year both personally and work wise, and i'm hoping to share some more fun moments with the rest of you guys!  Esp Dom, even if he forgets what he drinks with me!

Enjoyed the Wandouree as well. Surprised no mention of the Chave Heritage Blanc 

- The Mayor 

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g-man posted:

 

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

 

Could you say a little bit about the Wendouree?  You don't see much of that around here.  Still a bit on the young side?

patespo1 posted:
g-man posted:

1982 Margaux was my most memorable.

But this year has seeen an incredible amount of wine being popped and i've been fortunate to share it with some of my fellow forumites.

1982 phillopponant clos les goisses was fantastic

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

2003 Mouton was absolutely stunning

1937 CVNE riserva was still showing fruit

Unfortunately, almost every italian I had this year has been terrible.

2019 has been an interesting year both personally and work wise, and i'm hoping to share some more fun moments with the rest of you guys!  Esp Dom, even if he forgets what he drinks with me!

I have a few Italian reds that aren't 'terrible', let's try one or two out in 2020

yea swing down NY.  I woulda said I'd come to ohio, but there's some weird shit happening there =P. 

Shit ton of fun stuff to drink!

Bytown Rick posted:
g-man posted:

 

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

 

Could you say a little bit about the Wendouree?  You don't see much of that around here.  Still a bit on the young side?

yea definitely.  I perosnally feel aussie shirazs never really "resolve"  they may have less tannins sure, but the flavor profile peaks and plateaus very quickly.

The wendouree had notes of eucalpytus, lovely lush red fruit mouth feel with some beautiful red berry notes that really freshen the palate.

It's like a grange of similar year, but with cleaner, more noticeable red fruit.

but wines like this, i would say would probably taste the same if we were to open another bottle 20 years later, albeit with even less tannins.

bomba503 posted:
g-man posted:

1982 Margaux was my most memorable.

But this year has seeen an incredible amount of wine being popped and i've been fortunate to share it with some of my fellow forumites.

1982 phillopponant clos les goisses was fantastic

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

2003 Mouton was absolutely stunning

1937 CVNE riserva was still showing fruit

Unfortunately, almost every italian I had this year has been terrible.

2019 has been an interesting year both personally and work wise, and i'm hoping to share some more fun moments with the rest of you guys!  Esp Dom, even if he forgets what he drinks with me!

Enjoyed the Wandouree as well. Surprised no mention of the Chave Heritage Blanc 

- The Mayor 

The 99 or was it 03? chave hermitage blanc was one of the best specimen's of great white rhones when they age properly.  It's just such a hit or miss on the btls, I'd hestitate to declare it my wine of the year, esp since the second btl we ordered was slightly oxidized.

g-man posted:
Bytown Rick posted:
g-man posted:

 

2002 Wandouree Shiraz

 

Could you say a little bit about the Wendouree?  You don't see much of that around here.  Still a bit on the young side?

yea definitely.  I perosnally feel aussie shirazs never really "resolve"  they may have less tannins sure, but the flavor profile peaks and plateaus very quickly.

The wendouree had notes of eucalpytus, lovely lush red fruit mouth feel with some beautiful red berry notes that really freshen the palate.

It's like a grange of similar year, but with cleaner, more noticeable red fruit.

but wines like this, i would say would probably taste the same if we were to open another bottle 20 years later, albeit with even less tannins.

Thank you.  I have a few bottles from various years that I picked up when visiting Australia, but have yet to open one.  Keep looking for the right occasion.

Patespo1

The wine is young but the flavor profile is so loooong. When opening a great wine from a great vintage who you are with and the occasion play a big role in the enjoyment factor that is just as important as the wine itself. At age 14 the wine is beautiful and will stay that way for many years to come. I have had good luck in the past with this caliber of wine at 12 years or more after vintage. Could it be better at age 20? Sure.

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