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RE: Wines we first tasted in our "youth" and ... - 1/15/2018 7:04:27 AM   
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I'm shocked by how slow I was to learn even basic concepts about wine -- what tannins feel like, the effects of oak, for example -- when I was first drinking wine. I literally spent over a decade not thinking about this at all. This is a "confession" because my friends would assume I was a snob-geek since birth.

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RE: Wines we first tasted in our "youth" and ... - 1/15/2018 8:25:18 AM   
Claude Bizon

 

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When I bought my first wine in the 70's, I remember, with emotion:
- château Cantemerle 1968, Haut-Médoc classified (a deplorable vintage but well executed by some winemakers of Bordeaux)
- château Lyonnat 1966 Lussac Saint-Emilion of the level of classified wines of Saint-Emilion
- Chambolle-Musigny 1968 from Leroy (a great wine)
- the red Bourgundy 1969 "Leroy d'Auvenay" from Leroy (a very fine wine)
- Meursault 1973 of a small winemaker in Meursault (very great wine that I noticed 19/20!)
- Anjou 1964 "Domaine Touchais, a very great white mellow wine that I noticed also 19/20!

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RE: Wines we first tasted in our "youth" and ... - 1/15/2018 8:27:51 AM   
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First wine that got me was baby Grange - 1998 Bin 389. 1998 was also a great year in Aus so always fun. I was in college at the time and between wine costing less back then and a very favorable exchange rate it came out to about $20 which was just within range for a college student's purchase for special occasion wine. My first 'wow' moment. Took some years to totally go down the rabbit hole, but it started.

My better half would prob say the table wine of Italy when he was studying abroad if I had to guess.



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RE: Wines we first tasted in our "youth" and ... - 1/15/2018 10:40:42 AM   
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1988 Eyrie PN with salmon back in 95. That started the bug and it ramped up from there.

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RE: Wines we first tasted in our "youth" and ... - 1/15/2018 11:07:34 AM   
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Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill. Talk about nostalgia, but somehow doubt I'd be fond of it today. But it would evoke many fond memories.

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RE: Wines we first tasted in our "youth" and ... - 1/16/2018 2:20:15 PM   
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'73, '74 and '75 Sonoma Vineyards reds, Cabernet, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel. They were about $3 or $4 each in mid-'70's. Rodney Strong produced. Some notes on the Cab from other users on cellartracker say bought at auction and enjoyable 40 years later. Unbelievable!

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