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by Jeff Leve
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Taittinger CDC, 97` Leflavie, 90` Cos and La Mission Haut
Replies: 2
Views: 13939

Re: Taittinger CDC, 97` Leflavie, 90` Cos and La Mission Hau

Both those 1990 Bordeaux wines are really great. 1990 La Mission Haut Brion can be a stunner. Sorry to hear yours was corked. 1990 Cos d'Estournel is really at peak today. Your note makes me want to open another bottle soon.
by Jeff Leve
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 17 Jaffurs Thompson Syrah 94`/ 98`-13`
Replies: 4
Views: 15629

Re: 17 Jaffurs Thompson Syrah 94`/ 98`-13`

I like their wines Blake. In fact, I tasted several 2013 Jaffurs Syrah and others yesterday in Los Angeles. They are always consistently well made wines. Much agreed Jeff and I mean across the board. The wines are made meticulously with the right intention, minimal intervention and come from great ...
by Jeff Leve
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 17 Jaffurs Thompson Syrah 94`/ 98`-13`
Replies: 4
Views: 15629

Re: 17 Jaffurs Thompson Syrah 94`/ 98`-13`

I like their wines Blake. In fact, I tasted several 2013 Jaffurs Syrah and others yesterday in Los Angeles. They are always consistently well made wines.
by Jeff Leve
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 65799

Re: Silk road

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 ...
by Jeff Leve
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 65799

Re: Silk road

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 ...
by Jeff Leve
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 19 Spanish wines mostly Rioja GRs+ 81` Unico and more
Replies: 2
Views: 15660

Re: 19 Spanish wines mostly Rioja GRs+ 81` Unico and more

Blake... I really love those Vega Sicilia Unico wines. I am sorry that I own zero bottles.
by Jeff Leve
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: TNs: Great Spanish Rioja wines
Replies: 6
Views: 15481

Re: TNs: Great Spanish Rioja wines

laurent gibet wrote:The old Lopez de Heredia red wines actually taste (both aromas and texture) like burgundy wines : complex, thin, fresh.
I knew you would like them Laurent :)

Have you had the old Vina Real?
by Jeff Leve
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Visiting Bordeaux in August - Medoc chateau visits possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 15733

Re: Visiting Bordeaux in August - Medoc chateau visits possi

After discovering this great website during my research for our upcoming vacation to Bordeaux in August, I noticed most chateaux in the left bank are closed. Is it possible to see any of then mid August or are we screwed? Thanks! Thank you for the post. You will have to contact the one at a time as...
by Jeff Leve
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: TNs: Great Spanish Rioja wines
Replies: 6
Views: 15481

Re: TNs: Great Spanish Rioja wines

Thanks for the post Blake. I think you need to be a Burg drinker to enjoy Lopez de Heredia. I just do not get those wines as they are so tart and acidic. On the other hand, I had a stunning 1951 Vina Real I loved last night!
by Jeff Leve
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 65799

Re: Silk road

David... As a guess, the wines will show well at the UGC. I think the only venue to taste these wines is also at the UGC in 2018. You can also get a group of people together and everyone can bring a bottle or two.... You can add 2015 Figeac to your list. I retasted it yesterday. It was stunning! Tas...
by Jeff Leve
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Advice on day in Saint-Emilion and in Medoc
Replies: 1
Views: 10600

Re: Advice on day in Saint-Emilion and in Medoc

Hi Catherine These are all good schedules. In St. Emilion, you have picked the two best places to dine! However, as you are going to Troplong Mondot, it is easier and more picturesque to dine at Belles Perdrix, the dining room at Troplong Mondot. Take private tours when possible. I hope this helps...
by Jeff Leve
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Visit some good Chateau in Bordeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 10734

Re: Visit some good Chateau in Bordeaux

Hi Alex Sorry for the delay in responding. I am actually in Bordeaux at the moment. I am not sure which estates are open Saturday. Your choices are limited, you can try Fonplegade in St. Emilion. As for specific chateaux, honest, my best advice is to request to visit the estates that make the wine y...
by Jeff Leve
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Visit some good Chateau in Bordeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 10734

Re: Visit some good Chateau in Bordeaux

Hi Alex Thank you for the post and the question. Please read this article on how to visit Bordeaux Chateaux. It will give you all the information you need. If you have other questions, please feel free to post. http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-topics/how-to-visit-bordeaux-top-chateau-for-the...
by Jeff Leve
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bad bottle of wine
Replies: 3
Views: 15141

Re: Bad bottle of wine

Hi Cindy Thanks for asking the question. It is going to depend on the age of the wine. The small white bits at the bottom of the bottle are tartrates, which is something that happens naturally in Sauternes as they age. Dry corks are possibly a bigger problem, if the wine is young. That means almost ...
by Jeff Leve
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Silk road
Replies: 37
Views: 65799

Re: Silk road

Jeff, The pruny, raisiny notes were identified by British tasters. I am not that turned off by these tastes. but they are pretty overwhelming in Shiraz which is one raisin I don't drink it anymore. That's what I thought. I have a lot of good friends that from London that are very good tasters, unti...