Unrequited Love

For me there are few. I see what you say about mas de daumas - should be better than it is. White cndp, I see it but I don’t see the money. Gewürztraminer- generally one thing overpowers everything else, the perfume. However these are not wines I try to love, which is the first point of the thread.

I’d be happy to help light the path to enlightenment of tokaji, comtes, dompers, Spanish wines that are not rioja, but that said wine is only any good if you like it and if barolo ain’t your thing then you’re never going to really love it, even if tastes change over time. (You could insert any region or style there)
 
I had a very long unrequited affair with Leoville Les Cases.

I had off bottles, a couple of corked bottles, some utterly unresponsive bottles, to the point where after hearing my moans about it my very generous wine merchant friend in Holland gave me a bottle of ‘95 imploring me to “stick with it because it really is worth its reputation”.

Bizarrely somebody brought a bottle of the 95 to a W-P evening a few years ago and it performed like a perfect young prince. Not there yet, but showing the classic aloof majesty. Unrequited no more and I look forward to my singleton 95 being opened in a few years in its pomp.
 
Most viognier, although I recognise high end like Condrieu is a fine wine, but would like to find more.accessible variants. I have long found Barolo unexciting and for a long time positively off-putting but a couple of recent bottles have at least shown a bit of ankle my way.
 
I can't think of a wine or wine style I've wanted to love I don't enjoy as opposed to wines I just don't like - too much to enjoy already!

I am losing my fight with quality drip coffee though and whilst I'm glad in some ways I wish I liked
fine Sake, Whisky and Cognac more than I do.
 
Controversial but Petrus. Only had one bottle , possibility the weakest of the 88 -89-90 triumvirate but give me
VCC every time. And that’s before taking the £ into consideration.
 
I had a very long unrequited affair with Leoville Les Cases.

I had off bottles, a couple of corked bottles, some utterly unresponsive bottles, to the point where after hearing my moans about it my very generous wine merchant friend in Holland gave me a bottle of ‘95 imploring me to “stick with it because it really is worth its reputation”.

Bizarrely somebody brought a bottle of the 95 to a W-P evening a few years ago and it performed like a perfect young prince. Not there yet, but showing the classic aloof majesty. Unrequited no more and I look forward to my singleton 95 being opened in a few years in its pomp.
The 1985 would lead not just to requited love, but a night of passion Mark.
 
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I agree with those saying Mas de Daumas Gassac red should be better than it is, I think it was just the whole story that got it started, aided by the all the wine writers eagerly disseminating the message. In reality it lacks finesse and can be quite faulty but not in a way that suits it. For me, anyway.

A shame as the white is a beauty, to drink young
 
Leon - you like Champagne but not Champignons? That's amazing! Not even ceps fried in butter with a little sage on toast?
No - to be clear - in the case of both mushrooms and olives, I was successful in my late 90s attempts to become sufficiently sophisticated to be accepted in the metropolis. I now love nothing more than a good bit of fungus...
 
I am a complete mycophile, but I readily admit that mushrooms are not to everyone's taste. Often it is the texture rather than or as well as taste that puts people off from time to time. However I did witness one remarkable 'road to Damascus' moment when I served a dish of wild mushroom pasta sauce to some guests one of whom 'didn't eat mushrooms' (which I didn't know about beforehand before you ask). I didn't apply any pressure on him to eat them, but he said he'd give them a go. By the end of the meal he was laughing and saying, 'now I like mushrooms'. And just this year he sent me a photo of him ordering steak and a heap of chanterelles in France. Strange but true.
 
Like Adam, I have a had a few Mas de Daumas Gassac and only one ever lived up to its reputation: the 1990. Ogther that did not were 1998s, a 1991, a 1996 and a IIRC a 2001 were all meh, but all a bit rustic and charmless.

I'm with Chris too on white CndP. I'm not sure I have ever had a great Semillon either, but I've not had that many. I have a couple of mature Tyrell's waiting to change my mind.
 
I like mushrooms of all kinds, and feel that cultivated ones are now very underrated, which has the happy effect of making them cheap. In the earlier part of the last century they were a prestigious haute cuisine ingredient.
I remember a lot being made of the Harry Palmer character in The Ipcress File buying tins of champignon.
 
I learnt early that Italian red wine is generally not for me, and gave up years ago trying to find those I like.

I have spent a lot more time and effort trying to fall in love with Auz Riesling. It just has not happened . The austerity, the racing acidity, the citrus fruit. Yes it ages, but it does not blossom into anything I really want to drink.
 
I learnt early that Italian red wine is generally not for me, and gave up years ago trying to find those I like.

I have spent a lot more time and effort trying to fall in love with Auz Riesling. It just has not happened . The austerity, the racing acidity, the citrus fruit. Yes it ages, but it does not blossom into anything I really want to drink.
I really like it but agree age doesn’t seem to do much to it.
 
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