What are you drinking right now? Or at least opening in the very near future?

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What are you drinking right now? Or at least opening in the very near future?

Post by Jeff Leve » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:53 pm

We probably should have started this thread ages ago. As there is no use in crying over spilt wine... What wine is in your glass now?

Last night was 2008 Aubert Lauren Chardonnay.

Tonight, I just grabbed a 1999 Chapoutier Mordoree Cote Rotie.

Who's next?

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Post by M Albert Bouffard » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:31 am

Well I had a Cain NV 9 at dinner last night and it was horrific! That said, I'll make up for it soon by pulling an '86 Talbot out of the cellar.

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Post by Marc Breitenmoser » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:14 pm

Recently, I have almost exclusively drunk new arrivals. Mid-life c thingie maybe. My random cellar walks have been uninspiring. Then, I was mostly up to 10 yrs on tastings thus '02s of late. Today was a Schubert '04 Block B fm NZ, yesterday a Swiss Riesling tomorrow a '02 Ch Musar by request of a visiting friend. Have a lafleur vertical lined up for tasting but current pricing makes me hesitate, no procrastinate. Mostly drink bubbly in between as I keep it handy and chilled at all times. Really look forward to the new year. I'm really looking forward to putting the rabbit year behind us!

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Post by Christer Byklum » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:16 am

Tonight will be 98 Meyney, this, together with 93 Poujeaux and 78 La Lagune is sort of the house wines these days as I'm finishing of my stock.

This weekend on the other hand.... These are some of the wines....
1964 Leoville Las Cases
1955 Leoville Las Cases
1961 Monfortino
1971 Ceretto Barolo
1961 Fontana Saverio Barolo Riserva
1964 PdB Barbaresco
1967 Cappellano Barolo

1985 de Venogue Champagne
1976 Balthazar Ress Riesling Beerenauslese
2001 Yquem
1996 Yquem
1963 Fonseca

And in this company, there will be at least twenty blind wines :)

Two days of pure enjoyment!

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Post by Jeff Leve » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:14 am

2003 Usseglio Mon Aieul is drinkning perfectly. That and 1990 Gruaud Larose, which tastes much older than it is should were popped last night. Lots of California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tonight with friends from Bordeaux.

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Post by Jeff Leve » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:56 am

I am still getting over the last little bits of my cold. So, I have not been openeing much lately. I tried getting back into form with 1989 La Fleur de Gay, a delicious, fully mature, 100% Merlot wine. Pure chocoalte covered black raspberries with truffle. Yum!

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Post by robert pavlovich » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:08 am

Sounds like a good wine to bring you back, I don't suppose there are any 89's or 90's left to consider buying?

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Post by Jeff Leve » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:47 am

Robert... There are still some good buys on 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux wine in the market place. OK, good compared to prices being asked for current wines. If you have specific thoughts or questions, please post. You can also get some tips on value Bordeaux wines from this post: Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Find the Best Bordeaux for the money to buy today (Vintages 1959 to today)

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Post by Francois Audouze » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:49 am

A friend of mine, not a close friend, but a friend, sent me an email and said : "we would be happy if you would join our table of six. Everyone pays his menu". It will be on Monday 13th February.

And he sent the list :

- Dom Perignon 1985
- Dom Perignon 1962
- Montrachet 1996, Jacques Prieur
- Rayas blanc 1978
- Riesling Scharzhofberger Beernauslese 1971
- Hermitage La Chapelle 1961
- Château Cheval Blanc 1947
- Roumier Bonnes Mares 1971
- Coulée de Serrant 1964
- Château d'Yquem 1959
- Porto Single Vintage Colheita 1880
- Whisky Highland Single Malt 18 years old, Macallan 1965
The 1959 Yquem is my contribution.

Needless to say that I answered : "yes" !!!

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Post by Joao Rico » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:45 am

Today it's Portuguese Wine Oscars night. A big event, promoted by the most important Portuguese Wine Magazine.
So I'll be drinking loads of stuff. Mostly Portuguese Top Wines.

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Post by Morgan Bugbee » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:14 pm

Francois Audouze wrote:A friend of mine, not a close friend, but a friend, sent me an email and said : "we would be happy if you would join our table of six. Everyone pays his menu". It will be on Monday 13th February.

And he sent the list :

- Dom Perignon 1985
- Dom Perignon 1962
- Montrachet 1996, Jacques Prieur
- Rayas blanc 1978
- Riesling Scharzhofberger Beernauslese 1971
- Hermitage La Chapelle 1961
- Château Cheval Blanc 1947
- Roumier Bonnes Mares 1971
- Coulée de Serrant 1964
- Château d'Yquem 1959
- Porto Single Vintage Colheita 1880
- Whisky Highland Single Malt 18 years old, Macallan 1965
The 1959 Yquem is my contribution.

Needless to say that I answered : "yes" !!!

Can I come? :D Just kidding.

Meanwhile, I'll be trying to find the next opportunity to open one of the bottles of '00 Reserve de Leoville Barton I picked up from Winebid this month.

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Post by Christer Byklum » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:43 pm

47 Cheval Blanc and 61 La Chapelle side by side, OH MY GOD!

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Post by Jeff Leve » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:34 pm

Christer Byklum wrote:47 Cheval Blanc and 61 La Chapelle side by side, OH MY GOD!
Christer... You are kidding! If you are really having both these legendary Bordeaux wines, you are my hero. Please share your notes and photos!

Joao... That sounds like a lot of fun. Which did you like best?

1964 Chateau Canon, St. Emilion is getting popped for a good friend of mine. We might also open 1990 Leoville Poyferre it we get thirsty :D

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La Chapelle 61 and Cheval Blanc 47

Post by Francois Audouze » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:27 am

Jeff,
This is my program for tomorrow (see above)
I will report.

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Hero

Post by Francois Audouze » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:29 am

Jeff,

Of course I want to be your hero :cool:

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