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#31 SFJoe

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:48 PM

1996 Reinhold Haart Kabinett Piesporter Goldtropfchen. Holy shit. And the cork wasn't great.

#32 balex

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:20 PM

Omni, did you have any good Swiss pinot noir? I know there are some good ones, that normally don't leave Switzerland, and I want some names for the next time I go there. (in a few weeks)

#33 omnivorette

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:00 PM

Oh yes yes. I will post some of them.

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#34 Maurice Naughton

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:05 PM

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#35 Liza

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:11 PM

A splurge:
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2003
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#36 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:57 AM

2002 Magnificat by Franciscan. I remember loving this wine back the late 90s (but then again, I was probably drinking '97s pretty consistently and it was hard to miss with those).

This has a pretty hot nose of cherry and berry. The entry is rough but shows potential. Probably be a fun wine five years from now. It is at least better than Two Buck Chuck, but hardly enlightening.

#37 balex

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:56 AM

Oh yes yes. I will post some of them.

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Geneva -- not really Switzerland at all.

#38 Peter Creasey

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:24 PM

I had Ch Lascombes '70 last night with charwood grilled steak and swiss chard. The Lascombes is still singing nicely albeit with a gradually weakening profile.
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#39 Steven Dilley

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:28 PM

A nice couple of weeks.

NV Selosses Brut Rose
'96 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon
'98 Allemand Chaillot
'90 Raveneau Valmur
'04 Leitz Rudesheimer Spatlese
'05 Brun Beaujolais
'05 Breton Trinch
'85 Chevillon Cailles - heat damaged
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#40 Gourmette

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:29 PM

Just opened a 2005 Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.
So far (2nd glass), so good. Anyone familiar with this one?

edited to add: label is Alexander Fontein (salvaged from store
after Hurricane Katrina)
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#41 Evelyn

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:31 PM

Just opened a 2005 Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.
So far (2nd glass), so good. Anyone familiar with this one?



Which Sauvignon Blanc from SA?

#42 Gourmette

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:51 PM


Just opened a 2005 Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.
So far (2nd glass), so good. Anyone familiar with this one?



Which Sauvignon Blanc from SA?


:) my bad - I edited when I realized I'd left out the name.
The bottle had Alexander Fontein with an interesting flowering
herb (rosemary I think) on it.
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#43 Evelyn

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:56 PM

Thanks...I have been trying a few SA wines of late, it sounds like you would buy this one again, yes?

#44 Gourmette

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:25 PM

Definitely will look for this one - really dry, crisp, no bad aftertaste.

A friend who had a restaurant in New Orleans finally settled with his
insurance people. He managed to salvage some of the wine cellar
that wasn't flooded and sent me several cases of assorted whites.
In addition to the South African, I've got several bottles of Guntrum
2004 Riesling which I haven't tried yet. The highlight of the
shipment was a case of Grey Goose! :) I'm planning to have a
"Martini Tasting" and try recipes on my friends.
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#45 Peter Creasey

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:35 AM

Tonight with grilled lamb chops and lentils/carrots/avocado/green onions/etc. had the Maurice Ecard Savigny Les Beaune Les Narbentons '97. Quite a nice wine defying to some extent the reputation of the '97 vintage. A bit edgy perhaps, but still very enjoyable with this dinner.
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