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by Peter Chiu
February 20th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 119
Views: 5570

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

In my experience some wines are extremely fragile and some are not. Sauternes is almost indestructible. And for example a lot of Leroy bottles post 1999 (to talk about one glorious estate) are leaking and wines are extremely fragile. I had hard times to transport them in good conditions. I remember...
by Peter Chiu
February 20th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2560

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

SAQ ( in Quebec, Canada ) used to carry Taupenots CdLambrays and quite pricey....
by Peter Chiu
February 20th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2560

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

This - and Musigny by Faiveley before they purchased Doufuleur ... they also had only a half pièce ... I remember a back label indicated No.142 of 148 bottles. But the Musigny holding (below the road) of Christian Confuron was still smaller: 0.076 ha ... and is now owned by Domaine Tawse, and an ev...
by Peter Chiu
February 19th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2560

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

**** I have seen several in different cellars, all have special names (which I have forgotten), but a half barrel is called "feuillette", but can have between 112 and 132 liter capacity ... according to a winemaker ...***** Thanks for the all the details - Gerhard ..........hmm. What do you mean by ...
by Peter Chiu
February 13th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3330

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

There are just too many collectors and too few bottles of Burgundy out there these days for a substantial long-term rollback in pricing. This sums up why the Burgundy madness won't end. We can only hope it plateaus and that no new emerging economy's upwardly mobile class develops an affinity for Bu...
by Peter Chiu
February 13th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinner No. 1 – Night One – Feb 18, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 16
Views: 1264

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinner No. 1 – Night One – Feb 18, 2019 at Drago Centro

[thankyou.gif] Don......well written report - as usual.

So....PYCM rocks again.

SAQ ( in Quebec Canada ) just released - on-line - the Caroline Morey's 2017. They were gone within 10 minutes or so.....
by Peter Chiu
February 6th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2468

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Official price was UK £50 and US$75 but second hand copies have sometimes appeared on Amazon for way more, at moments when it has been out of print. Am working on second edition now for release in first half of 2021. Reason for previous reticence was not about wishing to avoid hurting business rela...
by Peter Chiu
February 3rd, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4026

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I am not certain what "gateway" red Burgundy is; however, good red Burgundy to me is a wine with earthy, savory aromas, that is cool and fresh on the attack, has acidity to cleanse the palate, fleshes out with food, and finishes with some persistence and gentle tannic grip. It belongs on the dinner...
by Peter Chiu
January 31st, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots
Replies: 56
Views: 2702

Re: Burgundian Recommendations for California Oregon Pinots

+1 A lot of criteria to look through when you can just go to burgundy and get what you are looking for. Plenty of awesome Oregon pinots.. not sure any producer really truly hits the same way as a Burg. For me that’s perfectly fine as well. Agreed, I like my Oregon wines to taste like they are from ...
by Peter Chiu
January 31st, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4026

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Hank Victor wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 10:19 am
VV Bourgogne Rouges
....... [highfive.gif] [dance-clap.gif]
by Peter Chiu
January 31st, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4026

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Burgundy... quality wine at the sub $50 price point This is a complete waste of your time, your energy, your money, and, most importantly of all, the wear & tear on your body from swallowing all that swill and suffering through the hangovers afterwards. Don't do it. Don't throw away all that money ...
by Peter Chiu
January 21st, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What a great community we have!
Replies: 22
Views: 1736

Re: What a great community we have!

Alan....understand your point of view. Sorry if I committed a crime [truce.gif] **** Yes, we really do have a great community. Howard Davis was very helpful when I went to Italy, so was Bill Klapp, I miss his posting & sharing here. Glenn Levine was both a generous & gracious host (a little before t...
by Peter Chiu
January 21st, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What a great community we have!
Replies: 22
Views: 1736

Re: What a great community we have!

I miss Bill Klapp..... [cry.gif]
by Peter Chiu
January 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What a great community we have!
Replies: 22
Views: 1736

Re: What a great community we have!

Yes....it is a great community in general, once in while, one needs to beware of the Church Bells ringing in Chambolle. If they sound..... too good to be true,they maybe *wake-up calls* for those died-hard Burgundy-lovers.
by Peter Chiu
January 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3339

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

For me it is about continuing to learn whether that's about a new vintage, how long to age wines in my cellar, visiting different countries and tasting at the wineries. Last year we visited Badia a Passignano and had glasses of that, Tignanello, Guado al Tasso and Solaia for a tasting. The Solaia w...
by Peter Chiu
January 20th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3339

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

After you've been at this for a few decades, you come to realize that the truely remarkable experiences with wine are far and inbetween. While those with regular access to top tier wines may be the exception, even those with high quality collections are more apt to have good to excellent experience...
by Peter Chiu
January 16th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8687

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

A tale of 2 cities.....yes - the first time...and doubtful it is will be the last time.
by Peter Chiu
January 16th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8687

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Joshua .....I am back-filing 2011 reds ... pileon
by Peter Chiu
January 15th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8687

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Hmmm......Roumier..Mugnier...and Lignier....all sound like church bell ringing in Chambolle ?

May God bless all those label chasers and blind-buying nightmarers !! [smileyvault-ban.gif] newhere
by Peter Chiu
January 14th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1762

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

Meyney 1999 is available at CD $96.75 (1424-9691) at SAQ ............. Just my 2 cents but I wouldnt spend that much on '99 meyney Understand, agreed and merci.... I will use the money to but more Albert Bichot - Bourgnone v.v. 2017 at CA $18.80 ( with an automatic 15% discount for a purchase of 12...
by Peter Chiu
January 14th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1762

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

Meyney 1999 is available at CD $96.75 (1424-9691) at SAQ .............
by Peter Chiu
January 14th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1762

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

Lanessan, Cantermerle, Sociando - I don't really need anything else from Bordeaux. For regular drinking, this is where I am at as well. I bet these 3 wines make up 80% of my Crus and maybe 40% of my overall Bordeaux holdings. These are solid base hitters in most games, and occasionally hit doubles ...
by Peter Chiu
January 14th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1762

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

One thing I like about Lanesann is they come in wooden boxes including the single (750 ml - a case of 12 ); mgm ( a case of 6 ) and 3 L ( a case of 1 ) bottles.

Classic act and they make wonderful gifts for my Bordeaux friends... champagne.gif
by Peter Chiu
January 14th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.
Replies: 44
Views: 1762

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Lanessan. This is why we do it.

Robert : SAQ ( in Quebec, Canada ) still has some bottles of 2008 Lanesann 2008 available at CA $ 37.25. I believe it is their new ( and first ) release.

Any opinion ?
by Peter Chiu
January 13th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6167

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 4:45 pm
I do not recall the exact price of the 2012 La Gravette, but it was under $50. I think the 2010 was $50. Recent releases, like 2016, are more around $65-$70.
[thankyou.gif] Robert.

Wow....that are real good prices for La Gravette......... flirtysmile
by Peter Chiu
January 8th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6167

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

BTW....Lanesann Mgm 2014 is at CA $63.50; 2015 ( 750 ) is at CA $ 30.75; 2016 ( 750 ) is at CA $33 and Mgm 2016 is at CA $66.

They are all available at SAQ - Quebec, Canada.
by Peter Chiu
January 8th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6167

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

merci......Robert. So-Si-An-Do-Ma-Let......that name sound familiar to me - but it was quite long ago. I just checked my Bordeaux inventory I only started to buy multiple bottles of So-Si-An-Do-Ma-Let from vintage 1996 and end in vintage 1997 - most probably due to sharp increase in prices for the F...
by Peter Chiu
January 8th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6167

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Thivin - arguably one of the most consistent and best QPRs on the planet, cannot recall a vintage that I did not enjoy, and have not missed a vintage purchase since buying 07. Recent vintages have been sensational. Could put Roilette in this camp as well, it just generally wants more aging. Beaucas...
by Peter Chiu
January 2nd, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1201

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

2013 red is now between age 6 and 7 .....not the best time to open them. I did some comparative tastings between Damoy"s Chambertin and Clos Tamisot ( Gervey village ) from vintage 2014 and vintage 2013. At the beginning the event....everyone preferred the 2014 ( as they were more expressive and ea...
by Peter Chiu
January 2nd, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1201

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

2013 red is now between age 6 and 7 .....not the best time to open them. I did some comparative tastings between Damoy"s Chambertin and Clos Tamisot ( Gervey village ) from vintage 2014 and vintage 2013. At the beginning the event....everyone preferred the 2014 ( as they were more expressive and eas...
by Peter Chiu
January 2nd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1201

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

I love to read everything written by Mr. Steen Ohman - who sometimes posted here but not lately. He wrote an article of La Tache on 2014/08/17: La Tâche – a historic view on a legendary grand cru August 17, 2014 By Steen Öhman La Tâche is a legendary grand cru with a quite interesting history. It ha...
by Peter Chiu
December 23rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5803

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Producers, producers and producers......specially for red Burgundy.
by Peter Chiu
December 23rd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5803

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Balance is the key for aging......red; and also understand that sleeping fruit should not be confused with missing fruit [winner.gif] .

As always - when to open a bottle red burgundy is the key for your own preference how to enjoy your bottle of wine.
by Peter Chiu
December 23rd, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5803

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Meadows reported 2008 red is an more acid- driven vintage....they are more enjoyable while their fruits were still there.
by Peter Chiu
December 23rd, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6167

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

At the lowest end : Trapiche Chardonnay, year in and year out.......with 15% off when you shop at SAQ-Depot for a total number of 12 bottle of any of their products.


Jim - OK......750 ml bottle at CA$11.25 and if you buy a case of 12...it will come to CA$9.56 per bottle. [cheers.gif]
by Peter Chiu
December 18th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1606

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

Bizot wines are released by SAQ recently - since vintage 2013. They are very pricey - in my view . For examples : 2016 Vosne is at $ 214.75; Les Jachees at $ 342.75 and Ech at $ 644.75. they disappeared very fast. I was very curious ,,,,,to try to buy it. But now..... thanks and no thanks ( and than...
by Peter Chiu
December 18th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3196

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Merci beaucoup. C'est assez utile (Thanks very much. This is quite helpful.) merci....+ 2. It took me many years to appreciate Jadot's CdBez.....& it is the opposite of Rousseau's CdBeze ( one is : *yum - in Chinese means no sunshine* and the other is : *young in Chinese means sunshine* ). It was o...
by Peter Chiu
December 16th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC vs Leroy
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: DRC vs Leroy

Thanks for the TNs.

Your description of 2000 RC remind me of my experience with 1982 RC some years ago...... [worship.gif]
by Peter Chiu
December 12th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3196

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

I do not know if Jadot produced both versions ( Domaine and Negoc ) of CdBese and/or Chambertin. But in QC Canada I am sure SAQ releases only the Domaine version of his CdBeze and also only the Negoc version of his Chambertin. The CdBeze is always at approximately 5% more higher.
by Peter Chiu
December 5th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
Replies: 21
Views: 1501

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

The son took over in 2015......
by Peter Chiu
December 4th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 27
Views: 2392

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

As I said, you'll get opinions all over the map. Pop and pour (whether filtered or not) might be ok if you have loads of time to follow the wine, but if you are serving others, as you will be, I worry that the wine won't open up until 2 hours after everyone leaves. I haven't really seen many wines ...
by Peter Chiu
December 3rd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 27
Views: 2392

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

Beautiful discussion...... champagne.gif [cheers.gif]
by Peter Chiu
November 28th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

Dave...... at my age I prefer quietness this days; and my memories with my past 14 bottles of L'Oree 1991...are fading. For what I remember.....I did many, many experiments - from what I heard and learned - with each and every bottles as I did not give up on them easily ( as they were quite pricey i...
by Peter Chiu
November 28th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

I will post the result.....
by Peter Chiu
November 27th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

Merci.....Gerhard [thankyou.gif] . I will open one bottle around the week-end of 2020/01/23 to 2020/01/26 - Chinese New year - as per your suggestion ( and cross my finger ). Yes - good old memory for my first encounter of *nutty taste*...in my L. Latour CC 1982. I kept on smell the wine......and lo...
by Peter Chiu
November 27th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

My first few bottles of L'Oree 1991 were fine when I opened them before age 10. After that..... some of bottles started to turn *yellowish looking* when I placed them on the white cloth. So I started to open the most *yellowish looking* ones - one by one periodically. Most of them became oxidized. M...
by Peter Chiu
November 26th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

I bought 16 bottles of L'Oree 1991 - which was the maiden vintage release by Chapoutier - from SAQ in Quebec, Canada in 1994/5. I bought the wine because Hugh Johnson said ( in his book ) that every body should try a Chante-Alouette - after age 10. I did not have good experience with the wine and I ...
by Peter Chiu
November 6th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--"Special Dinner" Take 2019: 05 Maillard, 06 Rousseau, 16 Bachelet-Monnot, 08 Muller-Cat
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: TNs--"Special Dinner" Take 2019: 05 Maillard, 06 Rousseau, 16 Bachelet-Monnot, 08 Muller-Cat

Yup, this was Pascal's bottling---I think Michel makes one too. Mark--welcome to the board! Thanks for the clarification - Mike. No experience with Pascal's wines ....at all..... Yes SAQ used to carry Michel's wines. His 2002 Corton Les Renardes was very impressive couple of years ago ( and it need...

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