posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Josephus23
If you actually knew what you were talking about then you would know that the best wines come out of Burgundy, but the money wines come out of
Bordeaux. (and if you wanted money, then why not go right bank with Chateau Petrus?)
Burgundy has always been rather hit or miss as the consistency varies greatly from year to year and even from bottle to bottle. This has been my
experience-and that of some of my friends-even from top producers. I had 3 of 6 bottles of 2001 Alain Burguet Gevrey Chambertin age rather poorly, so
much so that 2 were undrinkable.
I have found the consistency from the top line Chateaus in Bordeaux to be more in line with my expectations. I have never been let down by
Leoville-Barton, Palmer or Las Cases. More importantly they pair better with the food that I serve them with.
I have found Petrus to be overpriced for what it is. I would rather spend the money on several cases then a few bottles.
Anyone with taste buds can differentiate between the flavors in a big wine, but a real snob will let you blow your money on those big name
wines wine and drink lighter, more complex varietals. (Any Grand Cru house in Burgundy or maybe a Chateauneuf du Pape, Brunello, etc...)
Personal preference. I have a fair collection of Chatenueufs and Burgundies but I prefer Barolo, Barbaresco and Bordeaux. Not to mention Amarone and
Your mainstream choice for "what is the best" is not at all surprising given your amateur status.
What is the best for me
, I never advocated that others should have the same preference or palate. Only a clown would run around and dictate
what other people should and should not do. Whether with their wine or with the affiliations they choose to make.
Your argument for the Piedmont is noted. Good wines come out of the Piedmont.
I would hope so since half of my cellar is from there.