EP 44 Episode #44 – Wines of the World: Spain, Australia and France

2002 Chateau Valrose Cuvee Alienor

2002 Alto Moncayo

2004 Marquis Philips S2 Cabernet Sauvignon

Gary explores wines from three areas: Spain, Australia and Bordeaux

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As usual i love the ” transparency” of your show. I love how you own a wine buisness but, at the end of the day, durring this show you tell it like it is even if you now have to bite 12cs order!

Tags: aussie, Australian, Bordeaux, review, Spain, Tasting, Video

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  • Joe

    Gary, thanks for your honesty on the Marquis Phillips. I alwyas thought RP was off on M-P and found them “without prupose and direction”.

    The Valrose and alto Montecavo sound like really nice finds for the P/V ratio. On well-made, tannic wines like these – it would really help us if you include a “drinking range” or year that perhaps this wine would peak and show it’s best. Also is the rating you give the wines a rating how the wine shows today….or when it will hit its peak? Will the Valrose be a 92 pointer in 10 years?

    Thanks Gary for watching out for the consumer!

  • Joe

    Gary, thanks for your honesty on the Marquis Phillips. I alwyas thought RP was off on M-P and found them “without prupose and direction”.

    The Valrose and alto Montecavo sound like really nice finds for the P/V ratio. On well-made, tannic wines like these – it would really help us if you include a “drinking range” or year that perhaps this wine would peak and show it’s best. Also is the rating you give the wines a rating how the wine shows today….or when it will hit its peak? Will the Valrose be a 92 pointer in 10 years?

    Thanks Gary for watching out for the consumer!

  • John Roi

    Hi Gary, great job as always! I bought a case of the 2000 Valrose from you when you had the Pre-sale & I just love it!!! I’m down to 8 bottles. It has become my traditional Christmas wine & it always impresses. The only problem is that I can’t recall my impressions of the wine from year to year in order to track it’s development over time. My palate has a poor memory:-). Thank you so much for all the great feeds. Regards, John.

  • John Roi

    Hi Gary, great job as always! I bought a case of the 2000 Valrose from you when you had the Pre-sale & I just love it!!! I’m down to 8 bottles. It has become my traditional Christmas wine & it always impresses. The only problem is that I can’t recall my impressions of the wine from year to year in order to track it’s development over time. My palate has a poor memory:-). Thank you so much for all the great feeds. Regards, John.

  • Tim

    Thanks, Gary. I’m looking forward to the episode on corked wines!!

  • Tim

    Thanks, Gary. I’m looking forward to the episode on corked wines!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    John Roi…I feel the same way. I’ve been thinking about keeping a wine journal as I can’t always recall what was great, good, or crap from vintage to vintage. Maybe there’s an online site that has this aspect to it where people can comment on each others experiences. Gary? Erik? Do you guys know of any?

    B

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    John Roi…I feel the same way. I’ve been thinking about keeping a wine journal as I can’t always recall what was great, good, or crap from vintage to vintage. Maybe there’s an online site that has this aspect to it where people can comment on each others experiences. Gary? Erik? Do you guys know of any?

    B

  • vivaitalia

    I love what the first commenter said about giving a drinking window on the wines. I hate shelling out $50 for a wine only to find that I can tell it’s great, just not quite ready to drink. I also really appreciate your honesty on these wines even though you sell them, that’s very commendable.

  • vivaitalia

    I love what the first commenter said about giving a drinking window on the wines. I hate shelling out $50 for a wine only to find that I can tell it’s great, just not quite ready to drink. I also really appreciate your honesty on these wines even though you sell them, that’s very commendable.

  • David Canada

    Love the under the radar bordeaux…..that is always my mission

  • David Canada

    Love the under the radar bordeaux…..that is always my mission

  • WA Ambassador

    I agree on the drinking window as well. That’s always a nice thing to know. Since Americans seem to drink wine too soon, it’s good to know approximately how long one could keep a wine to be able to enjoy it at it’s best. Obviously, you may not be able to tell the exact time when it will be at it’s best, but an educated guess would be much appreciated.

  • WA Ambassador

    I agree on the drinking window as well. That’s always a nice thing to know. Since Americans seem to drink wine too soon, it’s good to know approximately how long one could keep a wine to be able to enjoy it at it’s best. Obviously, you may not be able to tell the exact time when it will be at it’s best, but an educated guess would be much appreciated.

  • yowens

    Thanks GV for bringin the thunder. I really want to try some 100 grenache wines to get a sense of what the grape does by itself-maybe ill try the moncayo.

  • yowens

    Thanks GV for bringin the thunder. I really want to try some 100 grenache wines to get a sense of what the grape does by itself-maybe ill try the moncayo.

  • The Fanjestic

    Watched this with my 5 month old baby girl. We enjoyed a 2008 bottle of formula! Good episode.

  • The Fanjestic

    Watched this with my 5 month old baby girl. We enjoyed a 2008 bottle of formula! Good episode.

  • Dan Leavy

    word 44 “in”

  • Dan Leavy

    word 44 “in”

  • slep

    the 2002 Alto Moncayo is my kind of wine! iâ??m a fan of this wine!

  • slep

    the 2002 Alto Moncayo is my kind of wine! iâ??m a fan of this wine!

  • John__J

    Good episode Gary. Noticed that you mentioned again that people were asking you if you were sure the wines you were tasting were corked or not. Very surprising to me that anyone would bother asking that question. I can’t imagine anyone having a video wine blog on top of being able to provide the descriptions you do, and not being able to tell if a wine is corked. The idea almost borders on science fiction. A great surprise for me would be seeing you do a charbono or vin jaune episode, not very well known wines, would love to hear you’re thoughts on those 2.

  • John J.

    Good episode Gary. Noticed that you mentioned again that people were asking you if you were sure the wines you were tasting were corked or not. Very surprising to me that anyone would bother asking that question. I can’t imagine anyone having a video wine blog on top of being able to provide the descriptions you do, and not being able to tell if a wine is corked. The idea almost borders on science fiction. A great surprise for me would be seeing you do a charbono or vin jaune episode, not very well known wines, would love to hear you’re thoughts on those 2.

  • corkscrew

    Surprised with your reaction to the S2, I really have enjoyed most Marquis Philips wine, especially the #9 which is always a fantantic bottle of Shiraz. I did not know that Chris Ringland (like his wines also) made the Alto Moncayo, have had it's brother/sister wine whose name excapes me and it was great. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Nice, love the mixed bag episodes and the surprise when you expect something and get something different. I do have a question about ratings, how do you establish that a wine is 92 and not 91???

  • Anonymous

    As usual i love the ” transparency” of your show. I love how you own a wine buisness but, at the end of the day, durring this show you tell it like it is even if you now have to bite 12cs order!

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