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Donated, huh! How do I meet this gentleman again in person? Perhaps I need to start a non-profit fund - the Private Wine Tasters' Benefit Fund For The Promotion Of La Joie d'Ítre Ivre! - and then anyone can... donate!
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I had a bottle of Pelham Estates (a red one) with one of them new screwcap tops (man, that's convenient) and I just poured myself a full glass. No sediment, no smell, nothing....it was perfect!
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1983 Margaux is spectacular and will cost you significantly less than the 1982.
I've had the 1983 Margaux on several occasions.
In fact, it was a 1983 Margaux that I brought to drink with Steve.
It is wonderful, wonderful wine.
Once again, it helps to know the reason for the price discrepancy in the marketplace.
In this case, it is because the 1982 vintage was highly rated in all of the various sub-regions of Bordeaux.
When this happens, it brings out buyers in droves because buying is easy.
You don't have to recall which regions scored highly, you just have to remember the year.
So, 1982 Vintage Bordeaux has appreciated much quicker than 1983.
In 1983, most of Bordeaux had a mediocre year, but the Margaux region, a micro-climate of its own, had a fabulous year.
When this happens, the vintage, across the board does not appreciate as quickly.
The two most respected Chateaus in the Margaux region have been Chateau Margaux and Chateau Palmer.
Both of those Chateaus made wonderful wine in 1983.
So, you can get wine that is just as good and perhaps even a touch better from those Chateaus' 1983 vintage for a much better price than 1982.
We just avoided it by leaving the last inch or so if wine in the bottle.
Sediment in aged red wine is actually a very good sign.
It's just the natural byproduct of the tannin resolving over time.
That was indeed a great night all around.
Nice meal, fabulous wine, great friends ---- and amazing sound!
Thank you for setting it all up.