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by Pat Martin
January 19th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

Perhaps it's true that eventually the oak integrates, but the wines from the 90's and I think into early 20's (I could be wrong about the dates--I may have to go back and look) are so horribly pickle juice oaky that I don't know if they will ever come around. I wonder if anyone has more inside info...
by Pat Martin
January 18th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Pat- I only have 2 recent data points, Magdelaine and Lafleur. The Magdelaine was tasted at a Magdelaine dinner with a number of vintages from 1970 to 2011, and the Lafleur was tasted alongside the 88 and the 08. Both were shockingly young, primary and relatively massive (but not heavy) compared to...
by Pat Martin
January 18th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 15
Views: 1424

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

This makes me glad I bought some of these.

This makes me sad as I clearly didn't buy enough.
by Pat Martin
January 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

I confess, I've had my doubt about Lopez de Heredia's red wines through the years. I've always admired them, but wasn't sure I always liked them. They have this strange acetic-vinegary taste, at least when young, that I don't really like. When my wife and I were in Spain in 2011, lots of restaurants...
by Pat Martin
January 18th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

And isn’t Noreetuh just a gem of a restaurant for wine dinners? Jin is a wine lover himself and makes such an effort that his guests have a great time. My first time to Noreetuh, and I couldn't agree more. The food and service were just awesome. From the street, you'd never know what a great venue ...
by Pat Martin
January 17th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

Thanks for the feedback, all. Ramon, share your impressions even if you don’t have notes!

RE the 73: it was popular at the table overall I think, but not all loved it (see Dale’s notes above, with whom my impressions otherwise synced up very closely).
by Pat Martin
January 17th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Wonderful, gracias.

Are the 98 Righties finally starting to reach their apogees? I'm still sitting on my small stash, recalling the ample structure these displayed when young. That said, I tried a 98 Grand Mayne last year that was really in the zone, so two datum points = data?
by Pat Martin
January 17th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

Got together with my brother, a few of the NYC regulars (JC, Ramon, and Dale), and a few new wine friends for a wonderful night of mature Rioja at Noreetuh in Manhattan. It was a special night, the food was spectacular and the wines were nearly all firing on all cylinders. It is not every night that...
by Pat Martin
January 15th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15135

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I’ve got family in Carmel. I have 6 of these already, but that might not be enough.
by Pat Martin
January 14th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faury st. Joe vv brett
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Faury st. Joe vv brett

Dennis Lopez wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 3:16 pm
I have opened quite a few bottles of Faury St. Joseph VV and their regular bottling. No bottles opened prior to 2012 and never have I detected any brett in those wines.
Me neither.
by Pat Martin
January 12th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1290

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

The 71 is my fav, followed by the 86 and 83.

The 88 is just behind these. Never had the 01, but I concur with Alan that the 03 is excellent.
by Pat Martin
January 6th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: TN: 2016 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly

I didn't like the 2012 of this wine really much at all, but b/c of this board I gave the 2015 a chance... which I loved. I bet I would feel the same way about the 2016.
by Pat Martin
January 3rd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11158
Views: 410639

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe. Oh, wow. An all-time great for me. Same here. Still have one bottle left....
by Pat Martin
January 3rd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2035

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

1. 1990 DRC Richebourg
2. 1959 d’Yquem (dessert) or 2014 Jadot Batard Montrachet (dry)
3. 1996 Dom Perignon
by Pat Martin
January 2nd, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2449

Re: K & L Auctions

They also have the best selection of rare and unique single malts and similar items in the country... but sadly they don’t ship hooch lot of state anymore.
by Pat Martin
January 2nd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2449

Re: K & L Auctions

Anton D wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 3:36 pm
I buy from them as my preferred auction source and have 100% happiness with them.
Big +1. My only beef is others have come to the same conclusion and often bid up the prices!
by Pat Martin
January 1st, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2354

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

In 2019, I bought (in descending order) champagne, white burg, austrian riesling, northern rhone reds, red loire, and 80's claret. Only 80's claret was already well represented in the cellar. It was a good year!
by Pat Martin
December 31st, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15135

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I called applejacks, they have over 100 bottles on hand still.

Their website says they ship using FedEx and that “APPLEJACK CAN SHIP WINE TO: ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FLORIDA, LOUISANA, NEBRASKA, NEW MEXICO, NEVADA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WYOMING”
by Pat Martin
December 31st, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15135

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Oops, that’s been mentioned already, I see. They let me buy 12 like an hour ago, 6 for me and 6 for a buddy.
by Pat Martin
December 31st, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15135

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Pat Martin wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Just bought a 6 pack, at $136 each. Last purchase of the year!
where?
AppleJack’s in Denver (no affiliation, I only bought some because of a friend and this thread!), where there’s a sale ongoing. Don’t know if they ship out of state.

https://applejack.com/Dom-Perignon-750-ml
by Pat Martin
December 31st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15135

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Just bought a 6 pack, at $136 each. Last purchase of the year!
by Pat Martin
December 31st, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

07 vs 03 CDP?
by Pat Martin
December 30th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

Our 1995 Bordeaux dinner in London in November was a triumph, affirming my premise that most of these wines are in, or are entering, their drinking window. The naysayers, determined to prove that these wines would never come round before the fruit faded, or that this vintage is a dud, graciously co...
by Pat Martin
December 30th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 12:33 pm
I could not get into the 2003 CDPs. Uber-ripe. Worse than 2007.
There are other vintages I much prefer over 2003 in CDP, so I hear you. And modern styled CDPs are pretty gross that year. But based on some (now-dated) experiences, I don't write the vintage off wholesale like I do for the 2007s.
by Pat Martin
December 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

I'm of sure what you are asking. The 03 VD I bought was quite noticeably overripe and even pruney. I took that as the vintage at the time.And in a sense it was, since they didn't make another quite like that one. But 04, 05 and 06 certainly seemed to me riper, more polished and with softer tannins....
by Pat Martin
December 29th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3079

Re: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Pretty much everything
Me too.
by Pat Martin
December 29th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

The 95 PLL was great going back a long while, winning WOTN in 2006 at a serious Pauillac offline.
by Pat Martin
December 29th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

My first 95 GPL was the one you brought to Fabio’s, Jay. I bought a case after that showing.
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1837

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

If you are comparing dollar-for-dollar, hard to make the case otherwise, aged single malt Scotch is the best QPR on the planet. And like fine wine, each quality producer is so distinct. Love the stuff. Couldn’t agree more. Love K&L’s single malt selection, their ban on shipping booze interstate is ...
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

The 95 Cos has been pretty terrific as long ago as like 2010, Ramon. You brought a wonderful bottle of it to a tasting, I recall. But that said, I don’t plan to crack into my big guns from 95 until they hit 30. Oh yes, the BWE days when Jim How was pounding the table for an SM that he said will tro...
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

The 95 Cos has been pretty terrific as long ago as like 2010, Ramon. You brought a wonderful bottle of it to a tasting, I recall.

But that said, I don’t plan to crack into my big guns from 95 until they hit 30.
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Recently won some perfect-looking 1978 Mont Redon at auction. Here’s hoping the 78s make me forget the 98-01s.
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Pat Martin wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 1:39 pm
The 95 Sociando Mallet... yum.

The Jean Gautreau is the best 2005 that I’ve had outside of first growths
'05 or '95?

Either way, that's super cool! Go Jean Gautreau!
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

I’ve had the 95 GPL 6 or 7 times since 2015 - at least half of them were closed up tight, but 2 of them were glorious (though just entering their drinking window) in a style I really dig.
by Pat Martin
December 28th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

Thanks for the note. Count me as a big believer in where the 95s will end up/are ending up.
by Pat Martin
December 27th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

I’ve really enjoyed a number of 2000 CdPs in the last year or two.
by Pat Martin
December 26th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

The 05 VD is very ripe, not 03 prune, but big and boozy for my palate, not like the 99-01s really.
by Pat Martin
December 26th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Isabel Ferrando is the poster child for all that is new and overripe in CdP, unless things have changed recently. Clos Mont Olivet is also now a Cambie wine, though I would agree that the base cuvee doesn't seem to show it. Vieux Donjon has been debated enough here. I don't see how people who taste...
by Pat Martin
December 25th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5087

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Clos Mont Olivet, once a true stalwart and still old school by CdP standards are recently as 07 (at which point I gave up on CdP in general).
by Pat Martin
December 23rd, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.

Glad your bottle showed well. I tried a bottle of this nearly 2 years ago, posting no notes, dropping no hints, determined to get a case before the prices got nutty. I scored 14 bottles for $80 early on, and up to $100 all-in later on. Not cheap by any standard, but I can’t really think of any other...
by Pat Martin
December 23rd, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

Gosh, the Purple Baron has gotten spendy. The 02 and 04 were so cheap, eg <$50.
by Pat Martin
December 23rd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.

Nice note, Ramon. I’m also quite high on this vintage of Maggy. And I’ve got enough of it laid down that I don’t even need to say “shhhh”!
by Pat Martin
December 23rd, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982

Per winesearcher, BAMA is substantially cheaper to source in France than the USA, back vintages like the 95 and 96 are $40-45. I’ll have to try to find some when I’m next in France.
by Pat Martin
December 22nd, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 4:29 am
Really and elegant note, Julian. Would love to try one with that much maturity. There is a local restaurant that has a magnum of 59 that I keep eyeing, but I don’t have enough “wine geek” friends to share it with!
Party in Orlando!
by Pat Martin
December 22nd, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Canon
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: 2016 Ch. Canon

My thoughts on the 16 Canon, tried at the UGC in San Francisco: Terrific, deep, dark fruited, and engaging with tons of fruit but plenty of acid and tannin to hold it up. I could drink this all night, but not if I was in the mood for "Bordeaux"... this was nothing like the great Canon of yesteryear ...
by Pat Martin
December 19th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar build: Choosing AC
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Cellar build: Choosing AC

AndrewH wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 8:53 am
Thomas K. wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 7:26 am
, but I think I'm also done with tricking my Kenmore to go lower than 60F.

Have you considered adding a Coolbot to your Kenmore? For $300 it does the tricking for you . . . quite effectively in my case.
+1.
by Pat Martin
November 28th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Re: TN: 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili

In my experience, the 05s Produttori's might be in the best place for current consumption of any vintage from 2000-2009 (caveats: I haven't touched the 2010s and younger yet, and never tried the 02s or 03s). It may run contrary to others' experiences and palate preferences (to say nothing of Aldo's)...
by Pat Martin
November 27th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain
Replies: 25
Views: 955

Re: TN: 1995 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion - and some advisory comments for folks with more than half of a brain

I’m (still) not touching most of my sizable stash of 95s. There are lots of 95s in early maturity (mostly right bank), but I’ve not encountered one yet I consider even close to fully mature and tertiary. Almost 25 years old, but when I pick up a bottle and see the 95 vintage (or 96 for that matter),...

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