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My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:43 am

I am ready, tonight (Thursday) will be tasting some old Bordeaux!! Heres the line up...........

82 Montrose.
83 Talbot.
89 Chasse Spleen.
90 de Sales.
90 Sociando Mallet.
96 Gruaud-Larose
90 Potensac (back up).
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bruce Hayes » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:32 am

Sounds great...what time should I show up. :lol:
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Jenise » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:51 am

Great list, Doris, I'll look forward to your notes. Of those I've only had one, the 82 Montrose. I hope your bottle is as good as ours was. Oh, and--96 for a Gruaud isn't 'old'. Not to brag but we had a 79 last night and it was nowhere close to being over the hill--point is, good vintages of this wine can go decades.
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby wrcstl » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:12 pm

Bob,
Let me know how the '96 Gruaud turned out. I have located 6 bottles for $50 each and am really tempted. I used to purchase every year but have noting after '90
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:32 pm

Iam heading out of the door! My `83 Talbot is corked so gonna sub the `90 Potensac. The Montrose is mine as well as the de Sales.
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:19 pm

Have fun, Bob. It sure looks like a nice lineup.
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Dale Williams » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:46 pm

Soujnds like a nice lineup. Too bad about the Talbot.

82 Montrose is nice in good bottles. 90 de Sales is probably best wine ever made there. I also like the 90 Sociando. Actually, of the whole group only the 96 Gruaud-Larose is a bit weak (not a bad wine, but to me an underachiever for the vintage).
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:46 am

Think you nailed it Dale!
Some quick notes as I am up early. Great tasting but de Sales did not do it for many of the 15 there tasting. 90 Potensac was very good but the Sociando was tops for many closely followed by the G L. Forumites, if you have the `96, drink up soon. The Montrose was past its peak, well this bottle was but some variation from comments I heard.
Chasse Spleen did not really figure but was not a bad bottle. Will post real notes asap.
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:56 am

I have just posted some tasting notes over on WT 101 on Netscapa. `90 Potensac and a white Graves.
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Re: My upcoming Claret tasting.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:07 pm

Heres another tasting tonight Tuesday...Dourthe export director in town. Will post asap.

**** Well I`m back and not much to report on!! The Sauternes was nice. There was a house style apparent with the reds but not much fruit with any of the reds. Oak, oak shall I go on?
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