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by Jeff Leve
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 66 Palmer
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: 66 Palmer

Greetings from Bordeaux. I was at Palmer just a few days ago. I am quite familiar with the 66. For me, they are fading, so you finished it at the right time.

I'll try to fix the bugs in the software here after I return to the states... Sorry for the trouble.
by Jeff Leve
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Lunch with many fine Bordeaux incl Lafite, Haut Brion, Lalande, Baron, Barton, Poyferre, Montrose et al
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Lunch with many fine Bordeaux incl Lafite, Haut Brion, Lalande, Baron, Barton, Poyferre, Montrose et al

Hi from Bordeaux! I can honestly say, I have never seen a 68 Bordeaux. Most of the poor wine vintages have not provided much interest, but you never know!
by Jeff Leve
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1976 La Mission Haut-Brion
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: 1976 La Mission Haut-Brion

I wrote a very nice description of this wine and when I went to post it, it asked me to log in again. When I did, I lost the entire contents of my post. So if I don't get knocked out again, I'll just say it was fabulous. Sorry for the trouble Marc. It has happened to me on other sites. It kills you...
by Jeff Leve
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Dinner with a few Bordeaux and helpers
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Dinner with a few Bordeaux and helpers

I really like how that 2001 VCC has developed. It is such a refined beauty. I wish it had more depth, but it is still a treat.
by Jeff Leve
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1989 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: 1989 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC

That is a great tasting note! Bravo and those are two other wines I can only dare to hope to taste.

I received your note about missing posts. Sometimes you have to refresh your screen to see your post. Try it next time.
by Jeff Leve
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1989 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: 1989 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC

LaConseillante wrote:My wine buddy and his wife are coming to dinner tonight and we are planning on trying a 1985 Vieux Chateau Certan. I have a 1989 as a back-up just in case. I expect it to be soft and charming. Perhaps I will write a review.
I haven't seen a VCC from 85 or 89 in years. How was it?
by Jeff Leve
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: wine letdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: wine letdown

Best value for really good wine is 2001 Right Bank Bordeaux, 1998 Right Bank Bordeaux & 1996 Left Bank Bordeaux. Else, there are several strong 2000 Bordeaux. Many Left Bank wines are still a bit tight an tannic at the top end. But 2000 Pomerol and 2000 Saint Emilion can be stunning. Your next step ...
by Jeff Leve
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: wine letdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: wine letdown

I would focus on either 2015 or 2016 Pomerol and Saint Emilion. In some cases, if not most, 2015 is the better vintage, but there are exception in 2016, for example, 2016 Figeac, 2016 La Conseillante and 2016 Pavie Macquin. All three of those wines are extraordinary!
by Jeff Leve
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Wine Investment Advise
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Wine Investment Advise

The wine and the vintage you buy is more important than the format size. Of course, the price you pay as well, is a major factor. If you have other questions, let me know. You might also want to read this article - https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-topics/wine-educational-questions/guide-agi...
by Jeff Leve
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Reims advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Reims advice please

Not sure if you have, or want to go to Dom Perignon, Krug or the other houses owned by LVMH. But you should ask the hotel conceroege for help in making a reservation, as I am not sure how easy those places are to get into.
by Jeff Leve
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Reims advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Reims advice please

Thank you for the post. But I am sorry to say, I have never been to Reims and have no idea on where to go. I have friends that really enjoyed their meal at Domaine Les Crayeres, which has a connection to Dom Perignon. I wish I could be of more help.
by Jeff Leve
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: half bottles
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: half bottles

Honest, I never use the Coravin. Most of the time, it is one bottle with dinner with 2 people. We usually finish it. If it is a group of folks, most of the good bottles get finished as well. I understand why wine bars or restaurants use it. And if you wanted to check out several wines at a time, I g...
by Jeff Leve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: half bottles
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: half bottles

Hey Dave Personally, I do not buy half bottles. As they age, most of the bottles do not evolve with the same complexities as the standard sized bottles. You are probably better off using the Coravin. But that is just my opinion. Feel free to bring some of those bottles up this way, and you, I, Bonni...
by Jeff Leve
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Favourite USA Chardonnay
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Favourite USA Chardonnay

Let me know what you buy and what you liked best. I know all these wines are they are sublime examples of the Chardonnay grape from California.
by Jeff Leve
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Favourite USA Chardonnay
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Favourite USA Chardonnay

Hey Keith The best chardonnay wines from California are : Aubert, Kistler, Marcassin, Morlet and Peter MIchael. Those 5 producers each make various, single vineyard Chardonnay wines that are above all the other producers of that variety in California. They are all capable of being reference point wi...