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by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: A visit to Vega-Sicilia
Replies: 4
Views: 3869

I love VSU and I will visit them for the first time next month. Here is what I have drunk : 1936 - 1936 - 1940 - 1941 - 1941 - 1941 - 1948 - 1953 - 1953 - 1956 - 1959 - 1960 - 1960 - 1960 - 1962 - 1962 # - 1964 - 1964 - 1964 - 1964 - 1964 - 1965 - 1965 - 1965 - 1966 - 1966 - 1967 - 1967 - 1968 - 197...
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: What old wines have you tasted? And did you like them?
Replies: 33
Views: 18858

Joao,
My passion for old wines began around 1977 when I drank a Climens 1923 which changed my life. It was as if the halley Comete was standing just above me.
by Francois Audouze
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 11 wines of different regions in a dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

I think not this year because with my wife we would like to enjoy the longest days of the year in our house in the South of France. I am always happy to come, as the invitations are prestigious, but I think I will not come. Concerning 1934 which does not correspond to any particular date fr me, I ha...
by Francois Audouze
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1990 Bollinger Grande Année Rosé
Replies: 11
Views: 8016

Thank you Brad. I drank the 2002 rosé, and I had a similar impression to yours. Le Champagne Bollinger Grande Année 2002 est d'une année exceptionnelle. La couleur est d'un beau jaune de blés en épis. Le nez est discret et la bouche très fine. En bouche, l'image qui me vient est celle d'une boulange...
by Francois Audouze
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 11 wines of different regions in a dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

11 wines of different regions in a dinner

Drunk yesterday : Champagne Bollinger Grande Année rosé 1990 : good champagne but only good champagne. Not a real emotion. Have you ever had real emotion with rosé Bollinger ? Champagne Salon 1985 : perfection. At this moment, it has a maturity which is unique. This is one of the most accomplished S...
by Francois Audouze
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1990 Bollinger Grande Année Rosé
Replies: 11
Views: 8016

1990 Bollinger Grande Année Rosé

It is a good champagne, but only a good champagne.
I have not had a real emotion.

I am not a great rosé fan but 1990 Dom Pérignon in magnum knocked me.

Have you had emotions with rosé Bollinger ?
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Wine archeology: 1921 Mouton Rothschild?
Replies: 8
Views: 5356

I do not know how to put pictures of a greater size.
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Wine archeology: 1921 Mouton Rothschild?
Replies: 8
Views: 5356

Mouton 1900
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the capsule was put later. Certainly recorked


Mouton 1911
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The capsule is genuine
From your memory, your bottle had which type of capsule.
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Have you pictures of Rayas 1978 to check if mine are fakes ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

And of course thank you for the proposition !
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Have you pictures of Rayas 1978 to check if mine are fakes ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

very nice picture !!!

Today, I have received two Cathelin 1991 ! This should be something !
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Wine archeology: 1921 Mouton Rothschild?
Replies: 8
Views: 5356

As you mention 1934, in two days I will drink 1934 Ducru Beaucaillou. I hope it will be in the same league as 1961 DB which is a supernatural wine.
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Wine archeology: 1921 Mouton Rothschild?
Replies: 8
Views: 5356

I have seen the pictures of your bottle. It was mid shoulder which is not bad, and despite a very hurt label, it would have been possible that the wine would be good. Did you use the slow oxygenation method ? It could have helped. I would have liked a picture of the capsule from the top, as it seems...
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Who else enjoys half bottles, and what are your favorites in 375ml?
Replies: 14
Views: 8635

After the hype for Yquem 2001, the 2002 was proposed at a very cheap price.
I bought many 2002 Yquem in halves, and whenever someone visits my cellar, I open an Yquem 2002, not because it is cheap :rolleyes: but because it is good.
by Francois Audouze
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: How old is this bottle of Kirwan?
Replies: 3
Views: 3243

I think it is a bottle between 1900 and 1930.
Normally there should be a label for the year.
But I know that, for example, the owner of Rayne Vigneau did not label the year in the 1900's because a label for the year would be too expensive !!!

This bottle is a very nice testimony.
by Francois Audouze
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: What old wines have you tasted? And did you like them?
Replies: 33
Views: 18858

Marshall, nearly all 1948 have been drunk, because people people preferred to keep the uneven years, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1949. So years like 1942 disappeared as no one wanted to keep for long such a weak year. Same for 1944. But for 1946 and 1948 which are good years, they suffered from the fame of 19...