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Dave Poppons
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wine letdown

Post by Dave Poppons » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:39 am

Jeff,

A tasting I had booked months ago just cancelled and I am really bummed out. So a friend, who you might know suggested I take that $1900 and buy some wine that is really singing now. So I would probably want a six pack or case of either left bank or St. Emilion, red wine. I am betting you have some recommendations. Thanks!

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Re: wine letdown

Post by Jeff Leve » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:39 pm

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!

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Re: wine letdown

Post by Dave Poppons » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:08 pm

I meant wine I can drink today

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Re: wine letdown

Post by Jeff Leve » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:57 am

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 is older, looking at 1990 and 1989. In most cases, 1990 is a bit stronger.

Best to ask me about specific wines you're thinking of, for a more detailed answer.

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