BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

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BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

#1 Post by R_Gilbane » June 3rd, 2019, 10:55 am

A year goes by and it's my birthday all over again. Normally I mark the occassion by crying myself to sleep but this year I thought I would help friends and family out by providing a BDay Manifesto. Part of it will consist of what some members of this board have called "SPAM and NONESENSE", while the other half will be a list of wines & gifts I consider to be acceptable given my age and worldview. The question to the community is thus: What wine should I be listing as tribute? Price is something to factor in here as my son has little pocket money to call his own and there is the obvious question of who will buy the wine for him given his tender age of 1.5 years. So give me a list of 3 wines I should include on my BDAY MANIFESTO. Don't be shy. I appreciate all contributions.
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#2 Post by Fred Bower » June 3rd, 2019, 11:09 am

Without any insight as to your age and worldview, I submit that any of the presently-available 2008 tete de cuvee Champagnes would be enjoyable. 2008 La Grande Dame is particularly delicious right now to my age and worldview. To fill the other two slots in, I'd suggest a red and still white. A Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis will satisfy and is reasonable in the Burgundy price spectrum. Dr. Loosen Spatlesen from Urziger Wurzgarten or Wehlener Sonnenuhr both provide versatility and delicousness.

Cheers and happy birthday,
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#3 Post by R_Gilbane » June 3rd, 2019, 12:20 pm

Great recs Fred. I particularly enjoyed the 2004 La Grande Dame (had out of magnum earlier this year and it was SINGING).
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#4 Post by Fred Bower » June 3rd, 2019, 1:04 pm

The 2008 is head and shoulders above 2004 and 2006 to my tastes. The 2008 Dom is better than the 2006, but not showing its full potential right now. I haven't tried the Cristal, but discussion at a tasting this weekend was that it was in need of some time to come together. It also is priced above the others so I didn't call it out - I'm looking out for Junior's wallet here.

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#5 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 3rd, 2019, 1:11 pm

Petrus - The Wish List (Vieux Chateau Certan as a proxy) from the royalty side of the family

Montrose/Leoville Barton/Lalande - The High-End Gift from someone that loves you

Sociando/Cantemerle - The Budget choice for smart buyers, people that know you

Lanessan - The poor wine from your redneck cousin

I will admit that this is my birthday wish list, I don’t know you. ;)

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#6 Post by JoeD » June 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm

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#7 Post by R_Gilbane » June 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Petrus - The Wish List (Vieux Chateau Certan as a proxy) from the royalty side of the family

Montrose/Leoville Barton/Lalande - The High-End Gift from someone that loves you

Sociando/Cantemerle - The Budget choice for smart buyers, people that know you

Lanessan - The poor wine from your redneck cousin

I will admit that this is my birthday wish list, I don’t know you. ;)
I find your list acceptable but strangely lacking in Loire gems. I sense this was an intentional oversight on your part. I respect the gamesmanship.
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#8 Post by R_Gilbane » June 3rd, 2019, 4:41 pm

JoeD wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
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A thousand curses upon you. You trolled my offline fiesta over the weekend and now this! This is a birthday wishlist, show some common decency. I hope your most valued wine order is shipped mid July without cold chain. Reap what you sow.
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#9 Post by Kris Patten » June 3rd, 2019, 9:13 pm

2008 Dom
2016 Montrose
2016 Dönnhoff NH Spätlese Magnum

Just for fun and relatively inexpensive a mag of Muscadet Briords and a mag of Tempier Rose.
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#10 Post by Ian Dorin » June 4th, 2019, 5:12 am

Guigal La Mouline and Chave Hermitage

They age effortlessly.
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#11 Post by R_Gilbane » June 4th, 2019, 8:21 am

Kris Patten wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 9:13 pm
2008 Dom
2016 Montrose
2016 Dönnhoff NH Spätlese Magnum

Just for fun and relatively inexpensive a mag of Muscadet Briords and a mag of Tempier Rose.

I need me some Donnhoff NH Spatlese in magnum something fierce.

That's also a bingo on the mag of Tempier Rose.....picking up an order of those later today.
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#12 Post by R_Gilbane » June 4th, 2019, 8:23 am

Ian Dorin wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 5:12 am
Guigal La Mouline and Chave Hermitage

They age effortlessly.

La Mouline would be a tough one for me. Of course would be super appreciative but stylistically not my jam. But......a quick hop, slip and a jump to CC and I could turn it into something I love and make someone else happy in the process. PAY IT FORWARD.
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#13 Post by J a y H a c k » June 4th, 2019, 10:04 am

If you like Bordeaux:
2009 Montrose
2009 Pontet Canet

If you like Cali Cab:
2013 Myriad Dr. Crane
2013 River Marie Cab

If you like something else, do tell.
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#14 Post by Kevin Porter » June 4th, 2019, 10:23 am

Is there any question?? 2016 CA Cabs so that you may argue from information.

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#15 Post by Ian Dorin » June 4th, 2019, 11:12 am

R_Gilbane wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 8:23 am
Ian Dorin wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 5:12 am
Guigal La Mouline and Chave Hermitage

They age effortlessly.

La Mouline would be a tough one for me. Of course would be super appreciative but stylistically not my jam. But......a quick hop, slip and a jump to CC and I could turn it into something I love and make someone else happy in the process. PAY IT FORWARD.
Then switch it to La Turque :)
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#16 Post by Nathan Smyth » June 4th, 2019, 9:31 pm

R_Gilbane wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Loire gems
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#17 Post by R_Gilbane » June 6th, 2019, 8:36 am

Birthday was a big success. I bought all of the wines people recommended, assigned them to friends and family and submitted CashApp/Venmo/PayPal invoices to the applicable parties. I think this is a terrific way to cut through the BS and ensure that everyone feels like they did a bang up job as a gift giver.
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#18 Post by Kevin Porter » June 6th, 2019, 8:51 am

I'm glad that you were paid appropriate tribute. What did you son get assigned? The age and lack of spending money must have presented an interesting challenge. Please post notes.

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#19 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 6th, 2019, 9:27 am

R_Gilbane wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Petrus - The Wish List (Vieux Chateau Certan as a proxy) from the royalty side of the family

Montrose/Leoville Barton/Lalande - The High-End Gift from someone that loves you

Sociando/Cantemerle - The Budget choice for smart buyers, people that know you

Lanessan - The poor wine from your redneck cousin

I will admit that this is my birthday wish list, I don’t know you. ;)
I find your list acceptable but strangely lacking in Loire gems. I sense this was an intentional oversight on your part. I respect the gamesmanship.
"Loire gems?" That's like jumbo shrimp and hip-hop melody
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#20 Post by David Glasser » June 6th, 2019, 7:34 pm

R_Gilbane wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 10:55 am
acceptable given my age
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