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WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Leoville Barton that is.

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Still not quite out of its shell. Some forward oak, and some dark fruit come out with swirling. After a bit of air a hole in the mid-palate fills in, reminding me that I woke this wine from slumber. That said, it was lovely with my grilled lamb chops, so the payoff was there.
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Jenise » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:32 pm

Can't recall if I bought any 02 Leovilles or not. It might be the 01 I have. The only 02 I know for certain that I have and of which I did try a bottle is Montrose, which may not be ready in my lifetime. :)
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Ryan M » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:06 pm

I just ordered a bottle of this! How long do you recommend giving it yet, and how long do you suppose it will last?
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by David M. Bueker » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:55 pm

Wait 5 more years or longer, and hold with confidence for the next 20.
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Ryan M » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:03 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Wait 5 more years or longer, and hold with confidence for the next 20.


Thanks David! Will give it at least 10 years. It's my wife and I's wedding vintage, so it will probably get opened for a significant (i.e., multiple of 5) anniversary.
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Howie Hart » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:22 am

Ryan M wrote:Thanks David! Will give it at least 10 years. It's my wife and I's wedding vintage, so it will probably get opened for a significant (i.e., multiple of 5) anniversary.
We did that with 1975 Lafite. It provides a great focal point - something to always look forward to.
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
Groucho - That's because it's dry Champagne.
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Tom Troiano » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:13 am

Is the 75 Lafite ready to drink yet? :D
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Howie Hart » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:26 am

I still have 3 bottles. Had one in 2010 - maturing nicely, but I think the best bottle was in 2000.
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Re: WTN: Lamb chops and Leoville

by Dale Williams » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:24 pm

thanks for data point David, I'll leave my few bottles alone for a while.
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