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by Carlos Delpin
November 22nd, 2020, 3:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 4009

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Feliz cumpleaños Licenciado.
by Carlos Delpin
November 8th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.
Replies: 23
Views: 1629

Re: Giving up drinking for the rest of the year.

I’m not going to drink anymore. Not drinking any less either.
by Carlos Delpin
November 8th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2730

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

Isn’t this what cocktails are for? A pre dinner drink lubricates the appetite and the conversation and provides time for the wine to breathe!
by Carlos Delpin
October 29th, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on source | material Prum offering
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Thoughts on source | material Prum offering

For me it transcends the financial value and it is more about supporting the effort and the passion.
by Carlos Delpin
October 28th, 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing in restaurant
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Re: DRC pricing in restaurant

Keith Levenberg wrote: October 27th, 2020, 4:55 pm Good ol' days were when you could drink DRC at restaurants for their standard markup over wholesale and thereby drink 'em cheaper than retail
For sure! I remember ordering a DRC RSV 06 for $600 at a steak house in Grand Rapids.

CD
by Carlos Delpin
October 24th, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2899

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

When you open a wine business so you can justify it as inventory...
by Carlos Delpin
October 13th, 2020, 2:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 gonon rouge
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: 2018 gonon rouge

Chave is also not single vineyard.
by Carlos Delpin
October 11th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Speaking Spanish at Work
Replies: 25
Views: 1913

Re: Speaking Spanish at Work

Why the need to assimilate? Just because "these people" work in the USA does not mean they want to turn "American". Learning a second language does not mean cultural assimilation. Puerto Ricans are born "American", most are bilingual, and lots most certainly do not want...
by Carlos Delpin
October 5th, 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sauzet
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: 2018 Sauzet

Had an 18 Garenne Saturday. A bit flabby and unfocused but nice fruit on the attack and mid palate.
by Carlos Delpin
October 5th, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

Thanks. Free shipping to the outer galaxies! Deal.
by Carlos Delpin
September 28th, 2020, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Crausot Blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2014 François Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Crausot Blanc

Thanks for the look in. I picked up a 6 pack of these at wine bid and have not tried yet.
by Carlos Delpin
September 25th, 2020, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Saxum Booker Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2011 Saxum Booker Vineyard

Thanks for the look in. Will open one soon! Cheers.
by Carlos Delpin
August 26th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al

I’m on the same page, Marcus. I googled it, too, last night and saw offerings for $100. Very fair, and I have no doubt that wine easily has another 10+ years at optimal drinking. Felt that way about the VCC and a 2004. Ducru B that I had last year. I think the 2004 Montrose with its structure goes ...
by Carlos Delpin
August 16th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 3193

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

Tarlant, Seleque, Miniere
by Carlos Delpin
August 15th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I have one of these left. Thanks for sharing. Will open soon. Keep safe.
by Carlos Delpin
August 7th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 1990 Mouton-Rothschild - the happiest possible ending to one of my longest journeys in wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: TN - 1990 Mouton-Rothschild - the happiest possible ending to one of my longest journeys in wine

Thanks for sharing. We've enjoyed the pairing of 89 and 90 Mouton on several occasions. I find both to be wines of finesse, balance, and elegance in powerful vintages. It is an eye opening to contrast and compare to the sheer brute power of the 89 and 90 Haut Brion for example.
by Carlos Delpin
July 18th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Coravin
Replies: 0
Views: 259

WTB - Coravin

Interested in purchasing a Coravin. If you have one gathering dust let me know!

Be safe.

Carlos
by Carlos Delpin
July 17th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 79
Views: 4815

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

Thanks for the behind the scenes look. Very interesting.
by Carlos Delpin
June 25th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever buy from Sotheby's retail?
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Anyone ever buy from Sotheby's retail?

No issues. Great service.
by Carlos Delpin
June 21st, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2520

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

We'll be doing yakitori and it over 100 degrees out!

2002 Pascal Doquet BdB Mesnil in the pool

and with dinner

2017 Jean Noel Gagnard Chassagne Boudriotte

Happy Father's day to all.
by Carlos Delpin
June 8th, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1818

Re: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

There's very few occasions where we wouldn't bring it up. Only if you didn't really know them and it appeared they loved it. It can be done subtlety, in the context of "let's talk about this bottle" as you're drinking it. This. I wouldn't unilaterally say that the wine is past prime. Some...
by Carlos Delpin
June 5th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: 2000 Mouton Rothschild
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: WTN: 2000 Mouton Rothschild

1986 and 2000 are both mesmerizing aeomatically. Taste doesn't suck either.
by Carlos Delpin
June 1st, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Gruaud
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: 1988 Gruaud

Cheers Neal. Bordeaux can be so magical when it is on. We had the 88 out of magnum recently and it was superb. The 82 and 85 have more fruit and depth but the 88 is classic.
by Carlos Delpin
June 1st, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

It's a wonderful vintage in overall great shape at the Reserva and Gran Reserva levels. We did a recent tasting of 16 wines and they all showed great. I'll try to find my notes.
by Carlos Delpin
May 28th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3410

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

One vote for Morey Coffinet Bb. Good stuff.
by Carlos Delpin
May 13th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Imagining a tasting with Donald T, by J-M Roulot
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Imagining a tasting with Donald T, by J-M Roulot

Huge. Thanks for sharing.
by Carlos Delpin
May 3rd, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

After the hurricane we used wine as therapy and it worked because it reinforced the sense of community and friendship. The issue with the current situation is that wine reinforces the opposite. We can’t get together to taste and drink and that sucks. In the middle of quarantine we had a 5.2 earthqua...
by Carlos Delpin
April 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 103
Views: 5465

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

I prefer to use a larger Burgundy glass as my decanter and keep more control. We usually open a couple of bottles at a time and follow them over the evening. Cheers.
by Carlos Delpin
April 30th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Olive Oils from Wine Producers
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Olive Oils from Wine Producers

The Quintarelli oil is super tasty.
by Carlos Delpin
April 29th, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Chicken Provençal
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Re: Roasted Chicken Provençal

Sounds fun but the recipe appears to be behind paywall. Cheers.
by Carlos Delpin
April 26th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507198

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Allemand Reynard. Beautiful.
by Carlos Delpin
April 26th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 61
Views: 2700

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

A whole lot of memories...
by Carlos Delpin
April 26th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

CellarTracker just made me very happy. It says I have one bottle... Now finding it is another story. Thanks for the note.
by Carlos Delpin
April 25th, 2020, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Myriad Cellars Syrah Esther Block Las Madres Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: TN: 2013 Myriad Cellars Syrah Esther Block Las Madres Vineyard

Absolutely love this vineyard. Thanks for sharing.
by Carlos Delpin
April 22nd, 2020, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 8352

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

1989 Haut Brion. Yep, worth the hype.
by Carlos Delpin
April 19th, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3906

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--You Vote For The Date

Yes! The Las Madres is one of my favorite all time wines.
by Carlos Delpin
April 13th, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2117

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

I think that there are too many micro climates in Burgundy to have one commune or plot speak for the whole region.
by Carlos Delpin
April 8th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Disappointing Boozy Lunch: 2003 Saint Estephe
Replies: 50
Views: 3004

Re: A Disappointing Boozy Lunch: 2003 Saint Estephe

Not a fan of 2003 either. I think my only bottle is 03 Sociando Mallet that Alfert made me buy.
by Carlos Delpin
April 6th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking window for '01 Redigaffi?
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Drinking window for '01 Redigaffi?

Had a bottle of 01 last month and It was beautiful with a 60 minute decant. Better than the Masseto sitting next to it...
by Carlos Delpin
March 13th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 5098

Re: Wine cellar progress

Very elegant. May it provide years of enjoyment.
by Carlos Delpin
March 1st, 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Hard to go wrong with Pauillac in 85. I'll save a bottle of 85 Pichon Lalande for your next jaunt to the tropics.
by Carlos Delpin
February 26th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.
Replies: 45
Views: 3086

Re: One dozen bottles plus a magnum of Champagne at $150 per bottle corkage for a special lunch at La Grenouille.

Mark, bring your group to Puerto Rico. You can have your dinner at a world class restaurant for $125 all in including plenty of smiles. We can even add a few 98s into the deal.
by Carlos Delpin
February 25th, 2020, 3:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold - FS Ticket to Paulee Verticals Tasting
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Sold - FS Ticket to Paulee Verticals Tasting

Sudden change of plans. Please reach out if interested.

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