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by Brady Daniels
January 23rd, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

I understand the hesitation to declare 2010 a great vintage, because it seems too easy. My “concern” with 2010 is only with its longevity in comparison with other vintages. I suspect it will be surpassed in 20-30 years by the other notable vintages, and some folks consider longevity to be a key fac...
by Brady Daniels
January 22nd, 2021, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not much Australia talk here...
Replies: 88
Views: 4164

Re: Not much Australia talk here...

I blame Marquis Phillips and TWA. Sparky had good luck making big wines at Fox Creek, then decided to turn it up to eleven at the new label. Parker dug them and others emulated them. Then came Mollydooker, which swung for a twelve. Also I think I remember that Dan Phillips' collapse adversely affect...
by Brady Daniels
January 22nd, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

Thats the funny thing about Burgundy. The more you know, the less you know. You say that as it is a bad thing. This is what makes Burgundy so much fun. We choose to go to Burgundy not because it is easy but because it is hard. I did not write clearly enough then. We are in complete agreement.
by Brady Daniels
January 21st, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1728

Re: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Variations over the same theme, Brady. In fact, I have a difficult time choosing one vintage over another. I might as well have chosen 1982 or 1990. But yesterday I felt 1996ish [cheers.gif] I was mostly teasing, but didn’t want to use the neener symbol. Thanks for not being offended. [cheers.gif]
by Brady Daniels
January 21st, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 20th, 2021, 4:43 am In many cases I may prefer the 09 now but it may not age as well.
Above, I took the opposite position, believing that '09 will long outlive '10. I suspect the wines will find a way to prove us both wrong. Thats the funny thing about Burgundy. The more you know, the less you know.
by Brady Daniels
January 19th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

I am picking 2010. Makes it easier that 1999 is not eligible. Again, 2000 for this purpose is in the 21st Century so we have 20 years. As someone who knows very little about Burgundy, what would be a good 1999 for ≈$500? (Or does that not exist anymore) That’s my sister’s birth year and if it’s a f...
by Brady Daniels
January 19th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Corton so inexpensive?
Replies: 24
Views: 2196

Re: Why is Corton so inexpensive?

Jasper Morris recently did an hour long video on this topic. Howard's views seem to mostly align with his:
by Brady Daniels
January 19th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1728

Re: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

1982- spectacular wines from both banks. 1985- glorious wines from both banks. 1986- glorious, but still quite tannic wines from both banks. 1989- haven´t tasted enough of them to compare the general quality. 1990- glorious wines from both banks. 1996- the left bankers I have tasted have practicall...
by Brady Daniels
January 19th, 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2438

Re: Wine rules you should break

I'd say the only rule there that probably shouldn't be broken is putting ice in wine. Unless you have a 16% ABV, high extract wine that could stand to be watered back a bit, I don't like the idea at all. I have a couple of standard cooling approaches when I'm decanting a red wine. If the wine is to...
by Brady Daniels
January 18th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Conflicted: TN 2002 Clos Vougeot Grand Maupertuis
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Conflicted: TN 2002 Clos Vougeot Grand Maupertuis

I suspect this wine had plenty of bite in its youth. What you describe sounds right for an aging wine.

I’d love if you could try a 2017 of the same to compare, and report back to us.

Aging generally takes the edge off of wines. It’s okay if you don’t like that and don’t prefer older wine!
by Brady Daniels
January 18th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

Gotta say, as much as I like 2010 I’m kind of shocked at the consensus. There have just been so many good vintages in the new millennium. I agree that there have been many excellent vintages, but 2010 is unique in having enough acid for the traditionalists, enough fruit for all, being an upside sur...
by Brady Daniels
January 18th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1728

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

I would vote 1998 right bank, given the option.
by Brady Daniels
January 17th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

I should put whoever voted for 2004 on ignore as I would have a hard time following any of their advice with respect to any wine. The 04 and 11 choices really threw me. Also not a single vote for 02 yet which I would put higher than a lot of choices made so far. I think 09/10 but hard to say what w...
by Brady Daniels
January 17th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2438

Wine rules you should break

I’m not convinced all or even most of these are real rules, but I’ve broken every one with pleasure. My personal favorite is adding ice to a too warm red wine.

https://www.mashed.com/97943/wine-rules-break/
by Brady Daniels
January 17th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3109

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

What’s drinking well now?

Have 2000 and 2005 (my last Bordeaux EP vintage) lived up to their initial hype?
by Brady Daniels
January 17th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 171
Views: 7077

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

For consumption over the next ten to fifteen years, 2010. After that, 2005, 2009, and 2015 may eclipse it. I suspect in thirty years they will be superior. Who knows?

But I’m already loving 2010, and expect to continue for a long time.
by Brady Daniels
January 14th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 7601

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

I think it’s worth noting that burgundy doesn’t really age in a linear fashion and the wines tend to open and close and get better and worse multiple times from youth to maturity, so just waiting doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to catch it at the right point. I've heard this before, but seem...
by Brady Daniels
November 25th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot 2019's
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Jadot 2019's

Has there been a significant style change since the retirement of Jacques Lardière?

Are they still built for age over early consumption?
by Brady Daniels
November 23rd, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2373

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Older Rhys bottles are super easy to this with. Tiny fonts for my ageing eyes.
by Brady Daniels
November 23rd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 25
Views: 1348

Re: TN: 2017 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

59 degrees, HN AC Chambolle, 14-16 vintages; just a rough sweet spot Brian, as with many burgs, I’d recommend drinking these in the first two to three years, or waiting at least ten years, preferably fifteen. HN's current style is very rewarding in its youth. The time in between age two and fifteen...
by Brady Daniels
November 20th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Felettig Chambolle-Musigny VV
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: TN: 2013 Felettig Chambolle-Musigny VV

I don’t have much experience with Felettig. Where would you put them on the Chambolle spectrum, from light/pretty to dark/concentrated?

It’s nice to see a good note for 2013, a vintage that is worrying me right now. Hopefully it’s just in an awkward spot.
by Brady Daniels
November 20th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

Re: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)

Thanks Andrew, We recently drank my fourth 1967 PdB normale. Left it upright for four months. Decanted super-slow, leaving maybe 1/8th bottle. It definitely had more sediment than yours. The wine was fully mature, identical in color to yours. It was absolutely stunning, far more vibrant than any 53 ...
by Brady Daniels
November 17th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: 2019 Burgundy Report from Fine & Rare

I love Burgundy. I worry when Burgundy tasting notes start to sound like California Pinot notes. “EVERY dial seems to have been turned up” makes me nervous. Yes, I read the whole thing, and I know the critics say the terroir differences are still there. But other places have terroir too and marginal...
by Brady Daniels
November 17th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4287

Re: Musigny prices

Why do the Vogüé bottlings come in so much cheaper? Is it the perception that the wines have not been living up to the terroir, or is it in fact a disadvantage to own 80% of the vineyard? DRC owns some very large parcels, and even some monopoles, and their prices aren’t suffering. I think that hint...
by Brady Daniels
November 17th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4287

Re: Musigny prices

Interesting! I’ve always heard Faiveley Musigny was usually very good, but wildly inconsistent, largely due to the fact that its tiny quantity means its wood to liquid ratio is very high, and it was all from one tiny parcel, so no lots could be rejected. I’ve never had it, and have no opinion, it’s ...
by Brady Daniels
November 8th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3-1b Syrah
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3-1b Syrah

Dav1d S@wyer wrote: November 7th, 2020, 7:24 pm Nice. I think this was the first SQN I ever tried.
Me too. I thought it was amazing and bought eight more. I think we have three left. Glad to hear they’re still drinking well!
by Brady Daniels
October 30th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘93 Red Burgundy
Replies: 25
Views: 1648

Re: ‘93 Red Burgundy

Barthod Chambolle Veroilles was recently delicious. Really a unicorn, a Barthod that’s ready.
by Brady Daniels
October 30th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean-Marie Fourrier Bourgogne Rouge
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2018 Jean-Marie Fourrier Bourgogne Rouge

I really like Fourrier bourgognes. For me they perfectly capture the house style at a better price point. I haven’t tried the 2018 yet, but it sure sounds like a 2018. Welcome to the new normal. Many in burgundy consider climate change as a minor miracle for the region. They are probably right and f...
by Brady Daniels
October 30th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV
Replies: 18
Views: 1075

Re: 2017 Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV

I still buy Jouan over there, Antoine.

I picked up some here at auction in the spring. Also bought some Bourgogne and village 17’s to keep my hands off the CSD's.

Miss you too, buddy. No London January en primeur tasting in the cards for me this year, sadly.
by Brady Daniels
October 30th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV
Replies: 18
Views: 1075

Re: 2017 Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV

I regularly change which Jouan village wine is my favorite. Generally it’s the one in front of me. However, the 2017 Gevrey Aux Echezeaux is a triumph, and I had to double check that I hadn’t accidentally opened a Clos Sorbe. It was that good. The Morey and Chambolle are both certainly fine as well....
by Brady Daniels
October 30th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout
Replies: 51
Views: 7469

Re: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout

Steve Costigan wrote: October 29th, 2020, 8:43 pm Don’t waste your time responding. Signing off WB permanently.
Promise?
by Brady Daniels
October 20th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: TN: 2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

My experience with this wine is that it was hit or miss on the brett. The bad ones were quite bad, the good ones, quite proper Family Farms. I never did request that refund.
by Brady Daniels
October 14th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?
Replies: 60
Views: 4727

Re: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?

Well, Brady, Amoureuses 2013 is the only Bertheau I have had (in Le Chambolle in Chambolle last year) and although it had a lot of Chambolle charm, it ended with a somewhat unpleasant bitterness. Otherwise, it was very fine and Chambolle reputation style. Pity about the Amoureuses, Antoine. One doe...
by Brady Daniels
October 10th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?
Replies: 60
Views: 4727

Re: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?

Friends, I agree that ROUMIER and MUGNIER belong at the very top. Do not forget HUDELOT-BAILLET however. Decent prices (much cheaper than the 2 superstars) and winemaker D LE GUEN is a rising star. More concentraded wines than the ones found at Berteau's and at least as fine as BARTHOD's . Deliciou...
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 131
Views: 10433

Re: Fires-Oregon

It's really smoky today here in Portland. I've got an older house for Portland (1912), built long before Tyvek and never resealed. The whole house smells of smoke. I'm wearing a face mask in my office. Yeah, super smoky today. The wind stopped allowing the smoke to descend. We are lucky our house i...
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 67
Views: 5577

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

In short, yes. You just really taste the sunshine. The 2018 vintage experienced 290 more sunlight hours (i.e. about 30% more) between May and September than the average. Plenty of producers overcame the risk of making rustic monsters, but it's much harder to overcome the sucrosity of fruit that I'd...
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 201
Views: 20602

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: September 10th, 2020, 7:00 am I’ll pull a cork or two anyone wants to visit SW OR.
This could be arranged. [cheers.gif]
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Bedrock Video
Replies: 0
Views: 304

New Bedrock Video

Morgan and Chris recently participated in the 67 Pall Mall video series. It was a light and enjoyable video, less detailed than their vintage release podcasts. https://youtu.be/SF2gMCz-8Io Morgan and Chris, it didn’t seem you were also trying the wines at the same time? Pity! I love tasting notes. W...
by Brady Daniels
September 9th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4381

Re: Latour 2009 released

HenryB wrote: September 9th, 2020, 12:58 am
I'm sure long term this will be worth the money, but right now, it feels a bit of a hard pass for me.
At $1200, I’m not sure it’ll keep up with inflation.
by Brady Daniels
September 8th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4453

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

A. So wrote: September 8th, 2020, 4:37 pm 1996 all over again.
IMHO, 2008 has always been lighter bodied, redder fruited, and prettier. Still tough going if you don’t like acidity.
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4453

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

RyanC wrote: September 6th, 2020, 5:45 pm So regardless whether they really compare with 09s/10s etc (they probably don’t), the value was phenomenal.
Honestly, the difference between ‘08 values to 18-20 high priced, new-era burgs leaves me confused and a bit sad. The new-era ripe wines might bother me even more than the prices.
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3526

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

My most recent vintage is 98. I sadly drank the younger ones.

The sisters have been on a tear, and are legitimately seen as a top-tier producer.
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4453

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

The one 08 disappointment for me in 08 continues to be Fourrier - just a really weird vintage for Jean Marie. Post 05 it's the one Fourrier vintage I don't like. I’m more concerned with Fourrier's 11’s. They seem to be aging very fast. Taste is good, but the colors are already quite brown. Overall ...
by Brady Daniels
September 4th, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reviews of reviewers
Replies: 19
Views: 1926

Re: Reviews of reviewers

I haven’t relied on a reviewer since Parker told me 2007 Rhones were the best vintage ever from anywhere. That said, I’m becoming a bit of a William Kelley fanboy. Hope he sticks around. I also like John Gilman and Jasper Morris's contributions to my favorite region. I mostly trust my palate at this...
by Brady Daniels
September 3rd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Re: Red Corton Wines

Outside of DRC, it seems most good Cortons are priced about the same as good 1er crus. Seems about right to me.
by Brady Daniels
September 1st, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Re: Red Corton Wines

As part of his 67 Pall Mall series, Jasper Morris recently did a video on just this subject, which terroirs and makers to look for in Corton. Highly recommended.

https://www.67pallmall.com/virtual-events/

by Brady Daniels
September 1st, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: TN: 2007 Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

Better luck with the next bottle!

I think Lafarge is approachable faster than d’Angerville or de Montille, but still best drunk young or older, not in between.

I’d have bet the ‘07 would be ready, honestly.
by Brady Daniels
August 29th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 5159

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

We’ve drunk many excellent wines in the During. Certainly at a higher frequency than the Before. Tops was a recent 2009 Jouan Clos St Denis that has finally begun showing tertiary notes. Much better than the 2005. Jouans are not the screaming value they used to be (this bottle was 40 euros), but I s...
by Brady Daniels
August 25th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 4854

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Drouhin Pouilly-Vinzelles and Bedrock Ode to LuLu, judging by the multiple cases of both we crushed this summer.
by Brady Daniels
August 22nd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 2108

Re: NSG Fans?

This whole conversation is throwing me a bit. NSG is the least uniform of any red appellation in the Côte d’Or. One should have completely different expectations from a vineyard in the north part near Vosne, versus thoe in the heart of NSG just south of the town, versus the flatter southern bit. The...

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