Otto Nieminen wrote:I recently got a double blind taste of the 1998. I actually thought it a decent wine, still recognisably Bordeaux (rather than New World). I understand that the 1998 is restrained compared to some more recent releases, and to some extent I still found it palatable (not enough to go out and buy some though ). From the pictures it looks like I shouldn't try the more recent vintages...
Marc D wrote:Wow, raisins indeed. A picture is worth a thousand words here. Jim's blog raises some interesting questions. Do you think that those bunches of unhealthy looking, over ripe grapes in the photos are really what Ch. Pavie is intentionally seeking as the desired material to make their wine? This is hard for me to believe. Then again, I've never tried the wine.
Bob, is Franklin Lakes, NJ anywhere near Kinnelon or Mountain Lakes, NJ? I am going to be there in mid November for some family business.
the multiple hour decanting did not help the wine (03 Pavie) and only caused it to close up.
JJBiancamano wrote:Great report and Jim is now being 'attacked' by sycophants 1 and 2 at the eRP web site for his opinion on 03 Pavie