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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Chile half-bottle and 3 French 750s

    Tuesday I didn't have wine with dinner (chicken meatballs with rice and raita), but after going to city to distribute some supplies I had a glass of the 2010 Aplatagua Chardonnay Reserva (Casablanca Valley). Ripe apple, no apparent oak chip, a touch of grass and gooseberry, this reminds me more of SB than Chard, but at $5/half who's complaining. B-

    Last night a couple of friends came up from city and Yonkers to celebrate the birthday of one; Betsy did a nice job with spahgetti with "green puttanesca" sauce, squash, watermelon/feta salad, and a freeform peach tarte.

    NV Philipponnat "Royale Reserve" Brut Champagne
    Good acidity, midbodied, not much yeast but plenty of chalk. B

    2008 Drouhin Vaudon (Joseph Drouhin) Chablis 1er Cru.*
    I've really liked this before, but this seemed a bit flat and muted- with abit of a nutty note. Doesn't seem shutdown, I wonder if there is a little cork failure (or TCA, though I don't detect). Drinkable, but nowhere near as enjoyable as normal. B-/C+

    2001 Ch. Gloria (St Julien)
    Charles is mostly a red guy, so we also had this. Nice showing - sweet cassis, tobacco, earth, enough acidity that the mouthfeel isn't heavy, resolvedtannins, in a good place. I wouldn't hold these for a long time,but nice now. B+

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine,B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: Chile half-bottle and 3 French 750s

    On Sep 1, 3:41*pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Tuesday I didn't have wine with dinner (chicken meatballs with rice and raita), but after going to city to distribute some supplies I had a glass ofthe 2010 Aplatagua Chardonnay Reserva (Casablanca Valley). Ripe apple, no apparent oak chip, a touch of grass and gooseberry, this reminds me more ofSB than Chard, but at $5/half who's complaining. B-
    >
    > Last night a couple of friends came up from city and Yonkers to celebratethe birthday of one; Betsy did a nice job with spahgetti with "green puttanesca" sauce, squash, watermelon/feta salad, and a freeform peach tarte.
    >
    > NV Philipponnat "Royale Reserve" Brut Champagne
    > Good acidity, midbodied, not much yeast but plenty of chalk. B
    >
    > 2008 Drouhin Vaudon (Joseph Drouhin) Chablis 1er Cru.*
    > I've really liked this before, but this seemed a bit flat and muted- witha bit of a nutty note. Doesn't seem shutdown, I wonder if there is a little cork failure (or TCA, though I don't detect). Drinkable, but nowhere nearas enjoyable as normal. B-/C+
    >
    > 2001 Ch. Gloria (St Julien)
    > Charles is mostly a red guy, so we also had this. Nice showing - sweet cassis, tobacco, earth, enough acidity that the mouthfeel isn't heavy, resolved tannins, in a good place. I wouldn't hold these for a long time,but nicenow. B+
    >
    > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency


    Dale-your comments on the 2001 Gloria got my attention. Do y ou think
    the 2001's in general need atention soon or just the Gloria? I have a
    number of cases of 2001 Bordeaux that I haven't touched yet. Should I
    get busy?

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Chile half-bottle and 3 French 750s

    I think Gloria changed styles around 1990, and tends to drink earlier- I don't think you'll ever see a 40 year Gloria again. But I'm ok with a $15 dollar wine just going 10-15 years.
    I also have a lot of 2001 that is put away. I should work on the lesser ones, but I think no hurry on most classified growths or better Right Bankers. I'm generally a fan of the vintage

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: Chile half-bottle and 3 French 750s

    On Sep 2, 2:44*pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > I think Gloria changed styles around 1990, and tends to drink earlier- I don't think you'll ever see a 40 year Gloria again. But I'm ok with a $15 dollar wine just going 10-15 years.
    > I also have a lot of 2001 that is put away. I should work on the lesser ones, but I think no hurry on most classified growths or better Right Bankers. I'm generally a fan of the vintage


    There were some real bargains in that vintage (2001) given the hype of
    2000 and subsequent pricing. I bought a lot of my favorites, Lynch
    Bages, Montrose, The Leovilles, Pichon, etc.

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