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Bubbles: LPGS, Jacquart Rosé Mosaïque NV, Bolney Estate Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Reds: Chateau Cantemerle 2008 Cru Classe Haut Medoc. 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Geol 2014 Bodegas Tomas Cusine Costers, Spain. Ch teau Rouget 2008 Pomerol, Sileni Estate The Plateau Pinot Noir 2014. Acústic Celler Ritme 2014

Whites: 2014 Meursault Bouchard Pere et Fils. Cheninsolite 2014 Anjou Blanc (sweet). 2015 Pinot Gris, Oregon USA. Saint-Aubin Premier Cru La Chateniere 2014. Pouilly-Fumé 2015, Domaine des Cassiers. Tellurian Heathcote Fiano 2015

CCR:

Bubbles: LPGS
Reds: 2009 Chateau Olivier, Pessac-Leognan; 2014 Shannon Rockview Ridge; 2014 REX HILL Willamette Valley
Whites: 2013 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent; 2015 Paul Culver Elgin; 2015 Fox Gordon Princess Fiano

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Duval LeRoy 2006

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Old Mar 13, 18, 9:34 pm
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Flying LAX-LHR in CW at the end of the year for the first time. I believe the bubble choices will be Henriot and Castlenau. Is one favored over the other? The drier the better for me.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen View Post
Flying LAX-LHR in CW at the end of the year for the first time. I believe the bubble choices will be Henriot and Castlenau. Is one favored over the other? The drier the better for me.
Henriot is OK, Castelnau is vile - if the former is unavailable then stay off the bubbles!
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Old Mar 16, 18, 4:23 pm
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Henriot is OK, Castelnau is vile - if the former is unavailable then stay off the bubbles!
Have to agree, Castelnau isn't exactly spectacular on the ground but drinkable, something about being in the air makes it taste horrendous to me - I've given up even trying to drink it on flights as it genuinely makes me feel slightly ill.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 7:50 pm
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Henriot is OK, Castelnau is vile - if the former is unavailable then stay off the bubbles!
Thank you.Henroit it is then. I'm thinking that asking for an advance glass of LPGS from the return flight in First isn't going to go down too well! Any decent bubbles to be had at the one world lounge in LAX on the way out to get my fill of bubbles prior to the flight instead?
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Slim pickings in LHR T5 GF today. Henroit vintage replaced by NV and reds very disappointing. No Bordeaux or Burgundy. A reasonable St Aubin and Montagny in the white selection rescued the day.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 10:01 am
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Granted, my visits to T5 GF/CCR are no longer weekly hence cannot make a judgement based on consistent sampling. However, on the occassions I drop by, GF is a sad state and even CCR last month wasn't very exciting.
Suppose we just have to keep stocking quality stuff at home instead!
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Can we have a 2018 thread?

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Can we have a 2018 thread?

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The fact that there isn’t one probably tells it own story.
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Charles Smith's Velvet Devil Merlot here in the Terraces at SEA.
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Originally Posted by Petrus View Post
Granted, my visits to T5 GF/CCR are no longer weekly hence cannot make a judgement based on consistent sampling. However, on the occassions I drop by, GF is a sad state and even CCR last month wasn't very exciting.
Suppose we just have to keep stocking quality stuff at home instead!
Very true! There was a lovely 2008 classified growth in LGW GF a couple of weeks ago which I enjoyed (cannot recall the Chateau), but certainly LHR T5 GF was bereft of any old world reds on Saturday. Hopefully tomorrow it will be a different story as I have a couple of hours to while away.
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Old Mar 20, 18, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Vinotraveller View Post
Very true! There was a lovely 2008 classified growth in LGW GF a couple of weeks ago which I enjoyed (cannot recall the Chateau), but certainly LHR T5 GF was bereft of any old world reds on Saturday. Hopefully tomorrow it will be a different story as I have a couple of hours to while away.
I haven't seen a 2008 of anything recently but I've had a Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Grand Cru Classe 2009 which I also had in First to and from the US the other week. The other one in February which I preferred was a Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classe 2011.
Both wonderful to see in the LGW GF
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Henriot is OK, Castelnau is vile - if the former is unavailable then stay off the bubbles!
Anyone know which one is served as the pre-departure champagne?
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Anyone know which one is served as the pre-departure champagne?
I just ask the FA which Champagne is being used. If is the Castlenau I refuse and wait until we are airborne. Occasionally they have opened the LPGS whilst we are at the gate in which case I am happy to have a drink.
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Originally Posted by AmaaiZeg View Post

Anyone know which one is served as the pre-departure champagne?
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I just ask the FA which Champagne is being used. If is the Castlenau I refuse and wait until we are airborne. Occasionally they have opened the LPGS whilst we are at the gate in which case I am happy to have a drink.
departed in F on BA31 to HKG yesterday and LPGS served as PDB
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