Elie Poltorak wrote:Guys, time to give the crack pipe a rest. The Ortal Merlot is drinking fabulously and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 2018 might be optimistic, but it isn't going anywhere in the next 2-3 years. On the other hand, I don't see it improving any further, so drink away!
Someone must've had a bad bottle and started this meme. NOTHING wrong with it whatsoever.
Hi Eli - I don't smoke crack. And I have nothing against Yarden. On the contrary, I consider myself one of its biggest and most loyal fans. I have a large collection of all of their SVs since 01. And I am only calling them as I see them. Could be just me (and Isaac C). But the main reason for my post other than to share my view, was to solicit the experiences of other forumites (particularly those in the US) on this topic so that my own views can either be validated or questioned. Being accused of smoking crack was not a remark that I was intending to solicit.
To me, this is a topic that is straight down the middle of the fairway of what this forum should be discussing. Seems as though other forumites might be more interested in posting their own tasting notes to either support their business interests or their blog interests, or whatever else (ok, that was a soft jab, but with all due affection and respect
). But I must say that I am a little disappointed that others haven't jumped in and shared their experiences.
To me, that's really what this forum is for. The good, the bad and the ugly. Unedited and unspun.