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Dave Poppons
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Re: Silk road

Postby Dave Poppons » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:08 am

Just opened a 2009 haut brion to see where it was, which was very far away from its drinking window. The palate was totally shut down. So I guess I should just forget about the 2015's and when they are delivered leave them in a corner of the basement to gather dust.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Jeff Leve » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:13 am

You can and should taste your 2015 Bordeaux once they arrive. The wines are usually quite tasty, albeit primary for a few years. After that, I'd leave them. I enjoyed several 2009 wines when I was in Bordeaux this year, but not the First Growths. I would not hesitate to pop a Pomerol or St. Emilion young, but I'd wait on the Medoc, especially the First Growths. But that's just me.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Dave Poppons » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:51 am

That's a very good idea for a tasting. I will open all of the 2015 wines when they arrive. That will be about eight wines. If I invite 10 people and they all bring bottles of wine with some age on them that will be a great tasting experience with 18 bottles for 13 people. Can't wait.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Jeff Leve » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:29 am

Keep me in mind for that one! Some of those wines, especially the bottles you bought should be extraordinary examples of 2015 Bordeaux. I will have tasted them all in 2018, but I suspect your bottles will arrive closer to the end of the year, so your tasting would be in the spring of 2019. It would be interesting to see how they develop over that time period.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Dave Poppons » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:35 pm

Will do. Maybe I will bring the eight 2015 Bordeaux vintage wines and ask attendees to bring older years of the same wines for comparison. I hope they don't shut down by the time they get to me. Guess you will post your notes when you retaste in 2018 and get some idea how much longer they might still be open.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Dave Poppons » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:26 pm

2015 canon is at $190 now. Makes sense based on the ratings.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Dave Poppons » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:26 pm

Guess I am wondering about the 2015 mouton. NM mentioned it might be close, in some regard to the '86 and the 2010. I have had the 2010 on three occasions and found it sublime each time. Once, it was against the 09 and 10 cos, the 09 and 10 haut brion and 09 mouton and thought the 2010 mouton really stood out as exceptional though several of the wines were shut down. The 09 cos had lost a lot of its baby fat and was really singing. What a wine that will be.

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Re: Silk road

Postby Dave Poppons » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:29 pm

Jeff,

How do you think the 2015 mouton stacks up against the 2010 in terms of quality and drinking window? Thanks


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