EP 150 1st Growth Bordeaux: Margaux,Mouton Rothschild and Haut Brion

Another milestone reached in the history of WLTV, Episode #150! To celebrate Gary tastes and reviews three first growth Bordeaux’s. Sit back and enjoy and thank you to everyone who got us to episode #150.

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How about a 100 pt. wine show “Just do it”

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  • Ricardo Ganc

    Congrats from Your Brazilian Fan !!!!
    I liked the 1st, loved the 100, and adored the 150th…..great job!!!
    Thank god I have a case of margaux 1999…….One less this weekend!!!!!!

    Ricardo

  • Ricardo Ganc

    Congrats from Your Brazilian Fan !!!!
    I liked the 1st, loved the 100, and adored the 150th…..great job!!!
    Thank god I have a case of margaux 1999…….One less this weekend!!!!!!

    Ricardo

  • Rich Byrne

    Gary:
    Congrats on #150. Hope that you do 150,000 more. I remember when you were too young to even sell wine at your fathers store.
    Rich Byrne

  • Rich Byrne

    Gary:
    Congrats on #150. Hope that you do 150,000 more. I remember when you were too young to even sell wine at your fathers store.
    Rich Byrne

  • waibeans

    WOW.. what a wealth of info there Paul. Thanks! And in 10-15 years when I might actually get the chance to open a bottle that fine I’ll think of WLTV.

    🙂

  • waibeans

    WOW.. what a wealth of info there Paul. Thanks! And in 10-15 years when I might actually get the chance to open a bottle that fine I’ll think of WLTV.

    🙂

  • StefanoW

    Wonderful episode GV!

    I just acquired a 99 Mouton this past Saturday. Thanks for the tasting notes on it.

    Peace, wine, and friends!

    Stefano

  • StefanoW

    Wonderful episode GV!

    I just acquired a 99 Mouton this past Saturday. Thanks for the tasting notes on it.

    Peace, wine, and friends!

    Stefano

  • karl satirev

    Perfect tone, done very professionally. A great episode!

  • karl satirev

    Perfect tone, done very professionally. A great episode!

  • Alaska1

    Ok Gary V, I you know me and I am with Lars, I know you were not talking about my Vikes taht way. Ohh And this is a Re-building year. Also I am no longer a “lurker” becasuse I know you care about each and every one of us Even if ower sport teams are having some “issues”. I hope we ahve 100,000 more showes. I don’t know what I would do with out you, Gary V and the rest of the Vanyniscs. thanks for making me laugh!

    ALASKA

  • Alaska1

    Ok Gary V, I you know me and I am with Lars, I know you were not talking about my Vikes taht way. Ohh And this is a Re-building year. Also I am no longer a “lurker” becasuse I know you care about each and every one of us Even if ower sport teams are having some “issues”. I hope we ahve 100,000 more showes. I don’t know what I would do with out you, Gary V and the rest of the Vanyniscs. thanks for making me laugh!

    ALASKA

  • E

    In other news, even Elmo hearts the Jets!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/19/sports/football/19jets.html

  • E

    In other news, even Elmo hearts the Jets!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/19/sports/football/19jets.html

  • johnm

    Dugg & diggin the first 150! Salud!

  • johnm

    Dugg & diggin the first 150! Salud!

  • hey Gary! WLTV has been dugg and congrats on 150! I look forward to many more!

    -Nico

  • hey Gary! WLTV has been dugg and congrats on 150! I look forward to many more!

    -Nico

  • Neal

    Argghhh…stop dumping and spitting those 99 bordeaux…your killing me at the end there…rinse, chuck, pour, taste, spit…friggin’ Margaux!..are you kidding me?

  • Neal

    Argghhh…stop dumping and spitting those 99 bordeaux…your killing me at the end there…rinse, chuck, pour, taste, spit…friggin’ Margaux!..are you kidding me?

  • Jaye

    Gary, I am so happy you did this episode today. I had just completed an inventory and valuation of my wines, and was particularly upset at how much I had paid for my bottle of 1999 Mouton Rothschild a few years ago. It was before I knew much about wine and a local store was having a sale, so I thought I was getting a good deal. Then I saw this same exact wine much cheaper at other places. After your tasting today I feel much better about my purchase. The $170 I paid doesn’t seem as frightful to me now (although the “shopper” in me hates that I could go out and buy this today at some places for just $140 a bottle). I have seen this exact wine as high as $300 too — CRAZY!

    Based on your tasting I will continue to leave my bottle alone for at least another 4 years, and maybe even until 2019.

  • Jaye

    Gary, I am so happy you did this episode today. I had just completed an inventory and valuation of my wines, and was particularly upset at how much I had paid for my bottle of 1999 Mouton Rothschild a few years ago. It was before I knew much about wine and a local store was having a sale, so I thought I was getting a good deal. Then I saw this same exact wine much cheaper at other places. After your tasting today I feel much better about my purchase. The $170 I paid doesn’t seem as frightful to me now (although the “shopper” in me hates that I could go out and buy this today at some places for just $140 a bottle). I have seen this exact wine as high as $300 too — CRAZY!

    Based on your tasting I will continue to leave my bottle alone for at least another 4 years, and maybe even until 2019.

  • Dave-from-Katonah

    Congrats on 150. I dugg, she dugg, he dugg, we all digg daily!
    Huge fan, great ep, look fwd to 150 more (at least). Spreading the word.
    One question – how long should I decant a 96 LaTour Pomerol for New Year’s?

  • Congrats on 150. I dugg, she dugg, he dugg, we all digg daily!
    Huge fan, great ep, look fwd to 150 more (at least). Spreading the word.
    One question – how long should I decant a 96 LaTour Pomerol for New Year’s?

  • ecola

    150 episodes more than necessary. just kidding!

  • ecola

    150 episodes more than necessary. just kidding!

  • Gary-
    Heres to the future of wltv. I wasn’t jealous of what you were tasting until you were able to bounce back from one first growth to the other to make a final judgement. Keep up the good work! You deserve it!- ATL son!

  • Gary-
    Heres to the future of wltv. I wasn’t jealous of what you were tasting until you were able to bounce back from one first growth to the other to make a final judgement. Keep up the good work! You deserve it!- ATL son!

  • Congrats on 150 baby! Go Jets! and all that jazz.

    I sent you my oak monster…hope I wasn’t too late.

  • Congrats on 150 baby! Go Jets! and all that jazz.

    I sent you my oak monster…hope I wasn’t too late.

  • Herm

    Gary, The wines you featured were out of my price range but thanks for the vicarious thrill….Here’s to your next 150 shows

  • Herm

    Gary, The wines you featured were out of my price range but thanks for the vicarious thrill….Here’s to your next 150 shows

  • Deano

    150 congrats Gary. And Tim you gotta love him haha. This show gets better and better every damn day. I still havent recieved my t-shirt however i have a slight feeling it is coming today 🙂 and come on now lurkers lets all get it together and say hello. All of us used to be a lurker at one point or another. Well keep it up Gary this is great!!!!

  • Deano

    150 congrats Gary. And Tim you gotta love him haha. This show gets better and better every damn day. I still havent recieved my t-shirt however i have a slight feeling it is coming today 🙂 and come on now lurkers lets all get it together and say hello. All of us used to be a lurker at one point or another. Well keep it up Gary this is great!!!!

  • km

    the amount of wine that you dumped in the bucket to refresh the glass
    I think you can afford another set of simple wine glasses

  • km

    the amount of wine that you dumped in the bucket to refresh the glass
    I think you can afford another set of simple wine glasses

  • Nathan N

    Congrats on 150. I have enjoined them all.

    QOTD:Have a random drawing or pick from the comments for a couple of eppisodes. The lucky winner gets a one time free shipping code. This might help bring all the lurkers out and most will find that posting comments is fun and will continue.

  • Nathan N

    Congrats on 150. I have enjoined them all.

    QOTD:Have a random drawing or pick from the comments for a couple of eppisodes. The lucky winner gets a one time free shipping code. This might help bring all the lurkers out and most will find that posting comments is fun and will continue.

  • Gary,

    What is the best first growth I could buy today for the best price? In other words, what is the best QPR within the past vintages? I know QPR and First Growth seem like an impossible pairing, but I’m wondering if there’s a $150+ bottle worth reaching for that is a value when put up against overpriced 2005 First Growths?

  • Gary,

    What is the best first growth I could buy today for the best price? In other words, what is the best QPR within the past vintages? I know QPR and First Growth seem like an impossible pairing, but I’m wondering if there’s a $150+ bottle worth reaching for that is a value when put up against overpriced 2005 First Growths?

  • rich loughrey

    Who has it better than you! Forced to taste Those Pantheons of the Wine World. When I grow up I want to be just like you.

  • rich loughrey

    Who has it better than you! Forced to taste Those Pantheons of the Wine World. When I grow up I want to be just like you.

  • Dave

    #150 – Great content (I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to sample a ’99 wine like one of those.)

    What does first growth mean?
    Can you recommend a resource that explains what wines to put down, how long to store a wine and how to store?

    Thanks for tasting some French wines. It’s like you are answering an email I sent earlier by doing this show (in addition to the email you already sent.)

  • Dave

    #150 – Great content (I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to sample a ’99 wine like one of those.)

    What does first growth mean?
    Can you recommend a resource that explains what wines to put down, how long to store a wine and how to store?

    Thanks for tasting some French wines. It’s like you are answering an email I sent earlier by doing this show (in addition to the email you already sent.)

  • john nowitsch

    Gary, great concept and congratulations on achieving 150 episodes. Here’s to the next 150!

    Thank you LA TIMES for publishing Gary’s ad in today’s edition.

    john nowitsch

  • john nowitsch

    Gary, great concept and congratulations on achieving 150 episodes. Here’s to the next 150!

    Thank you LA TIMES for publishing Gary’s ad in today’s edition.

    john nowitsch

  • Nicely done on the Margaux. It’s amazing what surprises come from off years like 99…surprised the Haut Brion is still being so stubborn.
    Mouton is definitely the New World’s first growth in just about any vintage. Vicariously enjoyed each one through you!
    Bravo Fred Savage…I sent your Jets another jab on the eBob boards, enjoy!

  • Nicely done on the Margaux. It’s amazing what surprises come from off years like 99…surprised the Haut Brion is still being so stubborn.
    Mouton is definitely the New World’s first growth in just about any vintage. Vicariously enjoyed each one through you!
    Bravo Fred Savage…I sent your Jets another jab on the eBob boards, enjoy!

  • Sam Zen

    ok, who out there feels like they’re willing to put up some cashola for the contents of the spit bucket after this episode? Nice wines G.

  • Sam Zen

    ok, who out there feels like they’re willing to put up some cashola for the contents of the spit bucket after this episode? Nice wines G.

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