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Post  Otto Dobre on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:15 am

Wow, I am speechless, that good. It has ben only 15 mn since opening the wine, just pop and pour, and it is my WOW wine of the year if not past year.

Let it be known, after I opened my first 04, I traded the remaining 2 bottle. That dissapointed.

This wine reminds me best of the 1999 Shafer HSS, which is earning hard each of its 97 points. That good and will post more tomorrow on its evolution.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Ian Dorin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:17 am

Damn! I never bought the 2005! Only the 04, I'm very jealous!

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Jack Bulkin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:21 am

You damn child molester. Tell him his sisters and brothers are safe and sound in my underground kindergarden. Cool Very Happy
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  steve albrecht on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:24 am

Crap, I only kept one of mine.
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Otto Dobre on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:33 am

Ian, come to San Diego, and you'll get a taste.

Jack, you telling me about this board makes you a foe of Mel!!! Twisted Evil

Steve, I have 2 left, you have 1, no big deal.

Here is whay I love this wine so much: it is pure Cabernet. I really love them when they have Asian spices and have that spice box smell/taste. But this one is so pure in its Cabernet smell/taste it is a different experiance. I wish I could explain it better in words, but you'll just have to taste.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Ben Sherwin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:33 am

Pobega is a big proselytizer for this wine. I thought it very good and a step up from the '04, but I'm not quite sure that I'm completely convinced. The '06 is one to watch out for though. Stunning.
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Otto Dobre on Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:40 am

Ben, the only reason I stayed on the list after my dissapointing 04 was that so many people raved about the 06. And I want some of that.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  mike pobega on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:04 am

Great wine. The '06 is awesome.


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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Otto Dobre on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:41 am

Not developing, not good.
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:41 am

It does not suck. Will open one tomorrow night.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Michael Bowden on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:59 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:It does not suck. Will open one tomorrow night.

Let me know how it is.....
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:10 am

OK, Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Joe Hauck on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:13 am

You guys kill me. I only have 2 of these and don't want to blow it, are they really that ready to go!!!
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:15 am

Joe Hauck wrote:You guys kill me. I only have 2 of these and don't want to blow it, are they really that ready to go!!!

Yes. I have had four bottles since October and they all were stellar. Easily the 96 pts that Parker gave it...unless you top it off with some '89 Bonneau Celestins.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Michael Bowden on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:16 am

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Joe Hauck wrote:You guys kill me. I only have 2 of these and don't want to blow it, are they really that ready to go!!!

Yes. I have had four bottles since October and they all were stellar. Easily the 96 pts that Parker gave it...unless you top it off with some '89 Bonneau Celestins.

Sounds like some douche bag who doesn't know what they were doing.........
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Otto Dobre on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:17 am

Sorry to say the wine did not develoed the way I wa hoping. It is basically burned sugar. I am very sorry to say this wine does not improve, maybe tomorrow.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:21 am

Michael Bowden wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Joe Hauck wrote:You guys kill me. I only have 2 of these and don't want to blow it, are they really that ready to go!!!

Yes. I have had four bottles since October and they all were stellar. Easily the 96 pts that Parker gave it...unless you top it off with some '89 Bonneau Celestins.

Sounds like some douche bag who doesn't know what they were doing.........


No, a douche bag would have poured '61 Latour on top of '45 Mouton followed by '82 Krug.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Loren Sonkin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:21 pm

I loved the 05 and the 04. Thought the 05 was slightly better though.
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Todd F r e n c h on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:29 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Michael Bowden wrote:
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
Joe Hauck wrote:You guys kill me. I only have 2 of these and don't want to blow it, are they really that ready to go!!!

Yes. I have had four bottles since October and they all were stellar. Easily the 96 pts that Parker gave it...unless you top it off with some '89 Bonneau Celestins.

Sounds like some douche bag who doesn't know what they were doing.........


No, a douche bag would have poured '61 Latour on top of '45 Mouton followed by '82 Krug.
Shaken, not stirred...

Otto, next time, invite me down - we'll see it 'not develop properly' together...

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Tony V e l e b i l on Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:54 pm

The wine is definitely drinkable now with an hour or two of air. Between 04 and 06, the 04 is the most structured with a ton of natural acidity that needs some time to come into balance. I like it better than the 05 which to me was too ripe, jammy and chocolatey...still very good and we knew Parker would love the wine. Rich fruit, low acid, plush mouthfeel.

The 06 on the other hand, is like the perfect marriage of 05 and 04....one of the best young CA Cabs I have ever consumed. Right up there with 03 Araujo Eisele, tasting in Spring 06 and 02 Harlan Estate, also tasted in Spring 06.

Disclaimer: I used to work with Thomas Brown and helped bottle the 05 and 06 Maybach Cabernets.
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Tyler Rico on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:01 am

I agree with you Tony. Had the 06 this past fall up at outpost and it was stellar even in its early stages.
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Otto Dobre on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:14 am

Well, after a night of rest, the wine is gorgeous again. It was corked but not refrigerated. It had me worried for a while yesterday when it went through a phase of burnt sugar, but now it is simply delicious once again.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Philip Ro b ert on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:18 am

I have gone through 4 05's already, after I had my first one, i called back and ordered 4 more...love this stuff
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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:05 am

Easy wine of the night last night with some seriously good competetion. I opened the bottle for a splash decant about two hours prior to dinner. Beat the likes of SQN, Alban Reva and Carlisle Tom Feeney Zin.

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Re: Tn: 2005 Maybach Cabernet

Post  Roy Piper on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:07 am

It's all about the vineyard. That vineyard is one I would covet if I could. Next to Dalle Valle and Showket and above Backus, in that Oakville East region. The same fruit goes into the usually excellent Turnbull Black Label Cab.
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