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Bryans’ Top 40 of 2017


I met Bryan Jacoboski a few years back. He spends an impressive amount of time tasting wine both in Washington, DC and New York City. 

I will do this Casey Kasem-style with a Top 40 of 2017:

99 2013 Pahlmeyer Piece de Resistance
99 2013 Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet The O.G.
99 2010 Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet The Three Kings
99 2013 Pahlmeyer Raison d’Etre
98 1989 Chateau d’Yquem
98 2015 Carter Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet The O.G.
98 2008 Royal Tokaji Essencia
97 1986 Chateau d’Yquem
97 1963 Taylor Vintage Port
97 1989 Montrachet Ramonet
97 1978 Château Rayas
97 1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque
96 1999 Batard Montrachet Ramonet
96 2002 Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese #10
96 1972 Ridge Monte Bello
96 2004 Montrachet Drouhin
96 1996 Montrachet Drouhin
96 1993 Bonnes Mares Roumier
96 1999 Chambertin Rousseau
96 1966 Scharzhofberger Auslese Eieswein Egon Muller
96 1988 Scharzhofberger Auslese Auction Egon Muller
96 1990 Chateau Rayas
96 1862 Terrantez Teixeira
96 1998 Cornas Noel Verset
96 1999 Cornas Reynard T. Allemand
96 1953 Chateau Haut Brion
95 1968 Vega Sicilia Unico
95 1999 Chambertin Clos de Beze Rousseau
95 2002 Musigny JF Mugnier
95 1999 Ruchottes-Chambertin Roumier
95 2004 Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet Ramonet
95 2014 Griotte-Chambertin Jean-Marie Fourrier
95 1982 Cote-Rotie La Landonne Guigal
95 1996 Dom Perignon
98 1996 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
95 2002 Vosne-Romanee Brulees Meo-Camuzet
94 2001 CNDP Cuvee Celestins H. Bonneau
94 2010 Montrachet Ch. De Puligny Montrachet
94 1999 Clos de Tart
94 1996 La Tache

A lot of Burgundy (as always) but the highlight of the year for me were the Pahlmeyer and Carter Cellars’ wines.  I generally am not a fan of Cali Cabs, or New World wines in general, but I call ‘em as I see ‘em. These approached perfection.

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