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Snooth User: MReff

Bordeaux, barolo and a cab or two

Posted by MReff, Jul 12, 2011.

At a great wine dinner last night

Montevertrano 1999
Sweet and new world like fragrant

Mayacamus 2000
Not that impressed

Lanson Brut 1986
Alot of yeasty overtones

Leoville Barton 1993
Moderate finish, decent

Cos D Esoturnel 1993
A disapointment, drying and flat

Dominus 1992
Very pleasant full bodied with su0pple tannins

Ridge Monte Bello 1994
Opened up a bit very good, pronounced tannins

Leoville Poyferre 1982
Great wine

Ch. Rouget 1982
Interesting nose and floral a real treat

Ch Palmer 1978
Still going, great leathery notes

Lazarrito Vieta 2001 barolo

Fontana Fredda Barolo 1958

Wow, rose in color, still some fruit

Baumard Quarte de Charmes 1971
so so, sweetness seems to have disapated.

La Fleur Petrus 1998 No notes

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Reply by dmcker, Jul 12, 2011.

Not only no notes but no memory of the La Fleur? Not a good sign, particularly since that wasn't a bad year.

And what was the problem witht the Mayacamas?

Definitely an interesting range of wines and vintages, even if a bit all over the shop. That being said, I would've jumped to join such an event. What was the occasion?

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Reply by MReff, Jul 12, 2011.

the La Fleur was powerful, although it was at the end of the evening and I could only get a taste.  There was nothing wrong with the mayacamus it was just not my style. 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jul 12, 2011.

Big range of wines there Mike. I really like where the 94 Monte bello is right about now, definitely on the upswing though it needs another few yers to polish off those tannins.

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Reply by gregt, Jul 12, 2011.

D - if you knew Mike, all your questions would be answered!!

Barolo, Bordeaux, California - isn't it obvious that everything starts with a "B"??!

Oh no wait!  That would have meant "B"rooklyn!

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Reply by MReff, Jul 13, 2011.

Exactly Greg T.

I was amazed at the 58 Barolo.  The Monte Bello was one of my favorite wines of the night as well.

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Reply by Eric Guido, Jul 13, 2011.

I guess the Vietti Lazzarito wasn't too memorable?  Such a shame.

I would love to start tasting some aged Monte Bello, I only have newer vintages in my cellar.

Well done, drinking well!

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jul 13, 2011.

I have a bottle of the 94 montebello in the office.

 

Tell me when you want to try it.

 

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Reply by Eric Guido, Jul 13, 2011.

Greg, only you would have a bottle of 1994 Ridge Monte Bello in your office.

I'm stuck in the Island this week, but next week I should be around.  I have a pretty good excuse to go into the city next Wednesday in the mid-afternoon.  Of course, if you wanted to grab some dinner sometime in the near future, I'd be up for that too.

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Reply by gregt, Jul 13, 2011.

And with maybe a 1995 MonteBello . . .

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jul 14, 2011.

Have got my dinner booked for 19th August

Start with Mushrooms in Filo Pastry

  • Pint of Coopers Extra Stout [the local Guinness & its winter over here]

1st Set - Slow Cooked [4-5 hours]Lamb Forequarter and lots of vegetables - potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower and spinach/silverbeet

  • 2002 Raymond Reserve Napa Valley/Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2004 Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Savignon Merlot
  • 2004 Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2004 Jacobs Creek St Hugo Coonwarra Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2004 Voyager Estate Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
  • 2004 Balnaves The Tally Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

2nd Set - Aged Quix Cheddar and Queso Manchego

  • 1995 Opus One Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec
  • 1996 Penfolds Bin 707 Coonawarra and Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1996 Wynns John Riddoch Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1996 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
  • 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton St Julien Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Cabernet Franc
  • 2000 Cullen Margaret River Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

End - Cigars [Optional]

1978 Chateau Reynella Vintage Port

Will post review on completion

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Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.
Edited Jul 14, 2011

Glad you're not fussing all that much with the food and heading straight for lots of red. Will be curious to hear tasting results.

Get the winter feel just looking at that menu, which is good because I just walked in 95 degrees F (35C), 55% humidity weather back to the office after lunch (and that's low humidity for this time of year). Any cooling effect helps...

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jul 14, 2011.

It has been cold here [well cold for Adelaide] most days in the 5C-12C range

So slow cooked meat and red wine is definitely the recipe

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Reply by Eric Guido, Jul 14, 2011.

Greg & Greg - Sounds like we could have the beginnings of an interesting evening.

 

17 - What kind of cigars are you ending your dinner with?

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Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.

Tonight only a Montecristo petit edmundo with a madeira after dinner. A couple of nights ago a Partagas Serie D with some grappa after dinner. Am keeping it light here in the summer months. ;-)

Hey, and ship some of that Montebello over, please...

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jul 14, 2011.

Hey, come and join us, one day you will.

Next week sucks for me, North American Wine Bloggers Conference thurs-Sun. The following week might be a little tight as well, but the first week of August is fairly clear, if an odd choice for Cabernet drinking.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jul 14, 2011.

If next week is bad, any interest in a Snoothers get together in October?  Still working on getting back to NYC for an in-law's 90th birthday, but I think it will happen. Seems crazy to go all that way to drink California wine when I can look out the office window and practically see the Napa River, but I've been begging GregT to hip me to the best of his Spanish reds, and I could ship some things ahead from the Left Coast...

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jul 14, 2011.

If the timing works out I'll bust out some great stuff for Snooth in Ny october 2011 edition. I can include some great old rioja, old Barolo, old Bordeaux, and old Cali Cab.  I would even make a weekend out of it with back to back events!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jul 14, 2011.

This is sounding more and more like a worthwhile trip, even from the land of vinous diversity. I'll send PMs to any likely suspects when I firm up my travel dates.

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Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.

OK, when's the Tokyo installment? We could even have a sidetrip and meet Stephen midway on an island in Thailand... ;-)

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Reply by MReff, Jul 15, 2011.

Gred d P,that sounds like aplan, October, you say count me in.

 

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