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by Marc Frontario
July 28th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Cos d’Estournel 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1428

Re: TN Cos d’Estournel 2009

Do what I do.....pass on '09

I learned my lesson after La Bon Pasteur
by Marc Frontario
July 23rd, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 117
Views: 5295

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

I have a bit of 2009 and 2012 Grezeaux. Which would you drink now? Either. If you only have one of each, I might hold a few, or at least try the 09. I had a 10 recently, and that’s a more structured vintage, and it was excellent. Château de Fosse-Seche Bottles (4) (2 each from 2014 and 2015) Really...
by Marc Frontario
June 1st, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau
Replies: 24
Views: 1232

Re: 2000 Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau

I had the str8 SM 2000 last yr. at a big group tasting which included Ausone, G Larose, Pichon Lalande and other quality growths....SM was my clear WOTN
by Marc Frontario
May 16th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13285

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Friends, i fully agree with Robert Sand. 2011 may be the best vintage for drinking now so that the 2009s, 2010s etc.. can fully come round. Comparing 2011 to 2004 it is the other way round whenever "greenness" is concerned. With 2004 it was not there from the start but it showed up in practically e...
by Marc Frontario
May 8th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm worried about John Gilman
Replies: 24
Views: 2609

Re: I'm worried about John Gilman

Jesus Juice
by Marc Frontario
May 6th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

I actually heard Rolland put a hit out on me!!
by Marc Frontario
May 6th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Just finished a glass. A bit tight and harsh upon opening. But with air, I have to say that I found Jeff Leve's last tasting note and score (94) on Cellartracker spot on. You Sir, have good taste! I cannot say the same for those two weenies who seem to know each other however neener WTF? Someone co...
by Marc Frontario
May 6th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Sorry ...I think I was less busy prior to the virus and I have to find the damn key to my cooler! Once this is accomplished it is yours. Might be a week or 2

Its just one bottle sir, happy that it is going to a good home
by Marc Frontario
May 6th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Rudi Finkler wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 8:28 am
No, it is the new reality. :-)

I'm going to drown my pain over some Sociando
by Marc Frontario
May 5th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Gary Ahearn wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Just finished a glass. A bit tight and harsh upon opening. But with air, I have to say that I found Jeff Leve's last tasting note and score (94) on Cellartracker spot on.

The world is officially ending
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by Marc Frontario
May 3rd, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Marc, why do you buy a wine when you know you dislike the winemaker and the style of the wine? I have bought plenty of wines with good intentions, and later I found out I didn't like the style, or my tastes changed, or the style changed. I bought and sold, thankfully, many Parker/Rolland jam bombs....
by Marc Frontario
May 3rd, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Marc, why do you buy a wine when you know you dislike the winemaker and the style of the wine? Good point Jurgen....Though, I do keep numerous new world style wine for my non-traditional friends and the Mrs...as I am sure many others do too. I actually expected to like this on some level, but that ...
by Marc Frontario
May 1st, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Would be great if Jeff opened Marc's bottle and posted the TN here! You can find numerous tasting notes for the wine on my site. Marc, Alfret and I do not share the same taste in quality wine neener Alfert and I are going to have a good old fashion taste off against Jeff.....may the best taster win...
by Marc Frontario
April 29th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Charles Joguet Chinon Les Varennes du Grand Clos
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: TN: 1996 Charles Joguet Chinon Les Varennes du Grand Clos

Funny....I just picked up a bottle of the ‘96 Les Varennes..nice note..looking forward to it
by Marc Frontario
April 29th, 2020, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: I think I underestimated the quality of the '17 red Burg vintage
Replies: 34
Views: 2458

Re: TNs: I think I underestimated the quality of the '17 red Burg vintage

I had a 2017 Bourgogne from Guillemont yesterday that I found indeed lacking in ripeness and substance. Maybe 2017 is not a vintage for the entry level wines. Old wisdom is: buy lesser wines in great vintages and the bigger wines in lesser vintages. I have been drinking the base entry ‘17 Faiveley ...
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Marc, I’m hurt. As your mentor and near-neighbor — granted you are on the West side of the tracks (true) — it saddens me that you did not feel inclined to share this final bottle with me. I would have cracked an Ovid with you. At my house, of course. I love you too much brother so I’m giving it to ...
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

I will take all your bottles for $55. Problem solved. Let me know Jeff, I have an idea, I’ll send you the bottle...but apply the $55 to one of the ‘96 Latour I sent u years back and I’ll pay the difference !! Bro, if you don’t like wine, why keep it? I last had in 2019 and have a much different vie...
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 2:31 pm
If by "controversial figure" you mean "dearly beloved icon," I agree
Neel, I don’t want you and Jeff fighting over the last bottle...lol
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

I would never pick this as a French Bordeaux. Sounds horrible! The one thing you can rest assured with his wines. One might never taste like French Bordeaux, but they all taste the same, no matter what grape(s) are used, which continent thew are grown, or which side of the equator they are harveste...
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

What did you pay? Too much, even if it was $25 Think I paid around $55 each sometime back. I will take all your bottles for $55. Problem solved. Let me know Jeff, I have an idea, I’ll send you the bottle...but apply the $55 to one of the ‘96 Latour I sent u years back and I’ll pay the difference !!
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Victor Hong wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 9:41 am
What did you pay?

Too much, even if it was $25


Think I paid around $55 each sometime back.
by Marc Frontario
April 28th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2235

'09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

All this talk about high alc. Bordeaux on the BWE board inspired me 2nite. So I reached for a ripe vintage with a little bit of age to see where we are at....ok then, what did I choose? Well why not go all the way...lets go '09 shall we? ....not just '09, but let's go Pomerol, not just Pomerol, but ...
by Marc Frontario
April 22nd, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Clos des Réas
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: TN: 1999 Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Clos des Réas

Nice note

How many of the Gros family are making wine?
by Marc Frontario
March 13th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: TN: 2000 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 7:57 am
I need to backfill on 2000 and 2001. I’m all out. Found a place that has some plus the 1998. How is the 98?
'00 and '01 (2) completely contrasting but bad ass wines...'00 more exotic vs. '01's classic expression.
by Marc Frontario
March 11th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 1995 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert

Charlie Carnes wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Or petrichor! Lol.
By introducing the term petrichor, you are now eligible to join our synesthetes group. Look for the secret invitation!
Fidelio?
by Marc Frontario
March 11th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 1995 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert

It's not a certified Alfert note until the term 'apogee' pops up to flex ts metaphorical muscle
by Marc Frontario
March 7th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 334
Views: 16464

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Love the list, a fair representation of what a proper Loire hierarchy should look like, though I have not tasted some of the lower level labels. Of the 2nd growths, the only one I am not sold on yet is the Lenoir. Had it 2x...’05 once, can’t remember the other vintage. Of vintages that I like of lat...
by Marc Frontario
February 24th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001

Cheers all! Yes, 2001 and 2004 are two vintages to look out for at the moment, since there are good value wines which are drinking well and which will continue to do so for several years. My only caveat is that you have to be careful which wines you choose, since there are a lot of bland 2004s and ...
by Marc Frontario
February 24th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 4:00 pm
Add 1999. This chateau d'armailhac I am drinking is first rate
One of my all time favorites '99 D'armailhac....classic in spades.
by Marc Frontario
February 23rd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001

Def a fan of '01 ...never had the '01 Talbot but def.will be on the lookout
by Marc Frontario
February 16th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Sociando Mallet 2001 vs Cuvée Jean Gautreau 2001

Robert Alfert awakens with a smile
by Marc Frontario
December 28th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 55
Views: 2461

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

Pat Martin wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 3:32 pm
The 95 Cos has been pretty terrific as long ago as like 2010, Ramon. You brought a wonderful bottle of it to a tasting, I recall.

But that said, I don’t plan to crack into my big guns from 95 until they hit 30.

1996 Cos is a cracker
by Marc Frontario
December 28th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 55
Views: 2461

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

One of the best Bordeaux I have tasted was the '95 Pontet...sadly the following bottle a few months later did not show as well.
by Marc Frontario
December 22nd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3498

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

I was on that original referenced thread and did some further research when I found out that the Jadot negoce version of Clos St. Denis is in fact made pretty much every year and exists side-by-side with the Gagey bottling. At that point I did a detailed audit of my cellar and discovered that the m...
by Marc Frontario
December 21st, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My burgundy peeps...Grivot question
Replies: 4
Views: 642

My burgundy peeps...Grivot question

Found some of this local and want to get some insight on this wine and vineyards, any personal experiences that you could share?

Domaine Jean Grivot 2013 Roncières Premier Cru (Nuits-St.-Georges)
by Marc Frontario
December 20th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

Re: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau

MarcF and I popped the 2003 Sociando Cuvée Jean Gautreau last night. Quite a contrast to the 2001, but you can say that as well comparing the 01 and 03 normale. Sociando pulled off a very strong 03 despite the heat of the vintage, but it is indeed more kush and rounded than normal. While I like it,...
by Marc Frontario
December 19th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7542

Re: Gary V. Again.

If thats the case then Takeshi69 will surely need his help
by Marc Frontario
December 8th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: TN: 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol

1998 might be my favorite Sociando, but it's been 10yrs since I had it
by Marc Frontario
December 4th, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: TN: 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol

Robert is flying through these 2000's...sir, if u have any 2000 Sociando...pop it, it's a cracker.
by Marc Frontario
November 14th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 62
Views: 2492

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Killer note sir...looking forward to my '10
by Marc Frontario
October 16th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 64
Views: 6100

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

No wonder I received a text photo 2nite of Alfert hogging a bottle of Levet while Mrs. Alfert is glass-less in the background
by Marc Frontario
October 14th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23495

Re: I'm done*

I got that sir..but I was stating the '16 because Neal exclaimed he was done with newer vintages (specifically '16/'17/'18)!! So u missed my point...keep up Skipper!!
by Marc Frontario
October 14th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23495

Re: I'm done*

In advance of the oncoming spring, I am trying to get all of my wine currently held by retailers shipped. And as the boxes pile up on the cellar floor, with no room in the racks to put them, and as I start doing age/bottles-per-week math in my head, I have decided to declare, here, publicly, that I...
by Marc Frontario
October 14th, 2019, 1:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23495

Re: I'm done*

In advance of the oncoming spring, I am trying to get all of my wine currently held by retailers shipped. And as the boxes pile up on the cellar floor, with no room in the racks to put them, and as I start doing age/bottles-per-week math in my head, I have decided to declare, here, publicly, that I...
by Marc Frontario
October 13th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2988

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Thanks. This is somewhat helpful. Maybe as Chris suggests there is no real answer and these are terms that, despite the "formal definitions", are not understood the same way by everybody who uses the terms? Let me ask the question differently. In an Oregon Pinot Noir and a French Chablis, what woul...

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