Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus
Originally posted by Josephus23
Have you ever had a Chinon?
Yes, but not one of my personal favorites. I am more of a Piedmont and Left Bank person myself.
Seriously, when somebody describes the nose on a wine, they don't use 3 or 4 or 5 adjectives. Usually someone is doing well to be able to point to one distinctive character on the nose of a wine.
The only time a varietal is described in the way that you have described it is in a reference manual.
You know that I am right.
Maybe someone should tell Robert Parker and James Suckling. They seem to not subscribe to your theory on wine bouquet distinction. Their reviews of the 2005 Chateau Lafite Rothschild is rather succint in their use of several descriptors to convey the aromas of the wine they are tasting. Much like every other wine that they, and others, review on a regular basis.
But you knew that of course. I suppose living with ones mother would enable them to aquire a vast collection of choice varietals and thereby contribute to their stagering oeniphilic knowledge. Does mummy help you with your daunting grasp of Masonry as well?
I know wine Masonicus.
Yes, I am sure that Thunderbird is always the the word at Mommy's house.
I am not sure why you want to play the living with your parents card.
I mean. You are wrong, but other than that it is well....
You are such an amateur. 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?)
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...)
Your mainstream choice for "what is the best" is not at all surprising given your amateur status.
Oh and by the way.
Your argument for the Piedmont is noted. Good wines come out of the Piedmont.