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by Blake Brown
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 2009 Chateau Gloria Saint-Julien
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2009 Chateau Gloria Saint-Julien

2009 CHATEAU GLORIA SAINT-JULIEN- made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; still very young, but nicely expressive in a mellow mood; it had milk chocolate, coffee, cigar box and cedar accented black currant, plum and blueberry fruit; the texture was soft and easy on the...
by Blake Brown
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 2011 CHATEAU PALMER ALTER EGO de PALMER MARGAUX
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Views: 1509

2011 CHATEAU PALMER ALTER EGO de PALMER MARGAUX

2011 CHATEAU PALMER ALTER EGO de PALMER MARGAUX- this is a second label formerly known as La Reserve du General; it was made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot; although young in vintage, it was quite available giving upfront aromas and tastes of cinnamon, vanilla, leather and earth la...
by Blake Brown
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1990 Paul Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: 1990 Paul Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage

Blake Now had this three times over last three weeks. First two bottles were similar to your notes incl red cherries but most recent bottle nosed strongly of black olives which I hadn't detected before. Did you notice any olives? In my last post I said the Somn had decanted last inch thro latest si...
by Blake Brown
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1990 Paul Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage
Replies: 2
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1990 Paul Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage

1990 PAUL JABOULET LA CHAPELLE HERMITAGE- a wine I`ve treasured over many years and always enjoyed the competition between this one and the 89`; this was a good bottle with dark, vibrant still viable colour representative of the wine itself; there`s liquorice and spice accents to the plum, blackberr...
by Blake Brown
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Au Bon Climat isabelle Pinot Noir
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TN: 1995 Au Bon Climat isabelle Pinot Noir

1995 AU BON CLIMAT CUVEE ISABELLE PINOT NOIR- the second bottling of this fabulous wine and actually the birth year for Isabelle; capped with a hard porcelain like blue wax and corked with a LONG European type cork which came out with little saturation, this bottle was as good as any I`ve had; the i...
by Blake Brown
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: TN; 2009 Ramonet Montrachet- a perfect wine
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TN; 2009 Ramonet Montrachet- a perfect wine

2009 DOMAINE RAMONET MONTRACHET GRAND CRU- one of the most amazing white Burgs I`ve had in a long time; it had all of the attributes that makes up a spectacular wine; the colour was yellow gold; the nose had honeysuckle, lemon, apple and pear; the taste profile was more of the apple and pear with a ...
by Blake Brown
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 9 champagnes, 8 white Burgs, 2 dessert wines with lunch
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Views: 1425

9 champagnes, 8 white Burgs, 2 dessert wines with lunch

Our monthly lunch group met at our blessed venue, the Santa Barbara Club for another stellar time to be served righteously, eat and drink with a theme of champagne and white Burgundy. Our menu: First Course Chilled peach soup with Dungeness crab cake and goat cheese Second Course Pan seared seabass ...
by Blake Brown
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 95` Guigal La Landonne, La Mouline, La Turque, more La Las, 7 champs, 6 white Burgs and much more
Replies: 1
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95` Guigal La Landonne, La Mouline, La Turque, more La Las, 7 champs, 6 white Burgs and much more

WOW! Our dinner group had an unbelievable evening with an epic WOW factor as in a Wonderful Outstanding Wines. Seventeen of us dined at the Plow & Angel restaurant located on the luxury resort property of the San Ysidro Ranch. As usual, we were seated in the classy outdoor patio dining area. The ini...
by Blake Brown
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 10 Super Tuscans
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Views: 1371

Blind tasting of 10 Super Tuscans

Our tasting group met to blind taste wines with a theme of Super Tuscans. This event was held on the classy outside pool side patio of one of our esteemed members. Food stations were set up nearby and we were royally treated to a bounty of delicious, healthy appetisers Ten of us tasted 10 wines in 2...
by Blake Brown
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Dinner at Bazaar in La w/ Clos des Goisses, 69` Muga, 59` Torres
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Dinner at Bazaar in La w/ Clos des Goisses, 69` Muga, 59` Torres

During a recent 3 day stay in LA with dear friends, we had pre-selected dining at the Beverly Hills Spanish restaurant, Bazaar by Jose Andres. After an in home, once in a lifetime Madeira tasting, the 4 of us journeyed out to the restaurant with wine in tow. We were seated by choice at a community t...
by Blake Brown
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 2006 E. Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie
Replies: 3
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Re: 2006 E. Guigal La Turque Cote Rotie

Thanks for your notes, I've had a few 06's and think great value vintage relatively speaking! How long did you decant for and over what drinking window? My experience of La Las is need absolutely minimum 2 hours in the decanter before worth drinking and good vintages at least 3 hours. This bottle w...
by Blake Brown
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Tasting 13 Madeiras
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

Tasting 13 Madeiras

During a recent stay with friends in the LA area and prior to going out for dinner at the fabulous Beverly Hills Spanish restaurant, Bazaar by Luis Andres, we were treated to a once in a lifetime tasting of 13 rare Madeira in the phenomenal candle lit cellar of our host. Over the many years of being...
by Blake Brown
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Champagnes, white Burg, the best Beaujolais I`ve had, Fischer Eiswein
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Champagnes, white Burg, the best Beaujolais I`ve had, Fischer Eiswein

We were houseguests of dear friends in the LA area for 3 days of immense pleasure. The first night we went to the Hollywood Bowl to hear the LA Phil. The venue is so ideal for enjoying great music as well as taking food and wine and creating the consummate picnic under the stars which is what we did...
by Blake Brown
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Dinner w/ champagnes, Rieslings, a Gruner, white and red Burgs and dessert wines
Replies: 0
Views: 1375

Dinner w/ champagnes, Rieslings, a Gruner, white and red Burgs and dessert wines

Our fine wine dinner group met at the spectacular sushi restaurant, Arigato. As usual for this venue, our wine theme was champagne, rieslings, white Burgundy and dessert wines. We had 14 passionate folks which is about 6-8 more than the norm here and enjoyed the following wines along with multiple s...
by Blake Brown
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 96` Henriot Brut in magnum; 74` Ridge Zinfandel; 92` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: 96` Henriot Brut in magnum; 74` Ridge Zinfandel; 92` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot Noir

Jeff Leve wrote:Blake... I have had a few old Zins that aged just great. One from 69 was very good. If your wine was bottled in 1974, I would think it was from the 72 vintage however. What do you think?
My error Jeff, it was bottled in 75` and now edited to reflect that. The back level stated such.