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by Pat Martin
September 15th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chidaine and Huet
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN: Chidaine and Huet

I grabbed a 6 pack of the 2019 Haut-Lieu Sec at a good price. I haven’t tried it yet (but the Sec are usually my favs from Huet), but FWIW, Gilman and the WA (SR) we’re both super high (95 pts) on this wine in 2019.
by Pat Martin
September 14th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some recent '05 Bdx
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Some recent '05 Bdx

Will check back in at age 20. Pretty my rule of thumb for all classified bordeaux from a strong year. I don't disagree. If I recall correctly '05 was the most tannic year on record, at least at the time. Are people even opening their '00's? I'm barely opening my '96's from the classified growths. T...
by Pat Martin
September 13th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some recent '05 Bdx
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Some recent '05 Bdx

Kris Patten wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Will check back in at age 20.
Pretty my rule of thumb for all classified bordeaux from a strong year.
by Pat Martin
September 11th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3487

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Also, I’m having the 2nd half of the 16 Foillard I found too fruity. I like it a lot more today, still showing a bit of a candied cherry note (almost giving it a rose quality), but it’s more earthy and balanced now. Delicious. I may like that, which bottling? The Cote du Py. TCWC has some on sale, ...
by Pat Martin
August 29th, 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10434

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Like many, I subscribe to the wine advocate, along with Vinous and Jeb. Jeb might taste the new releases, but he hasn’t the first idea of what he’s talking about, assuming you like wine not a cocktail in a bottle. Ha, damn man, what a hater... Just so I understand, what cocktail did I like that so ...
by Pat Martin
August 29th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10434

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

The thing is, William Kelley provides an enormous amount of quality, intellectual property to this board at no charge. I reckon it is fair to reciprocate and subscribe. Honestly, that was exactly my feeling, and why after almost 20 years, I re-subscribed. TWA would be wise to build the platform aro...
by Pat Martin
August 29th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10434

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

AlexO wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Like many, I subscribe to the wine advocate, along with Vinous and Jeb.
Jeb might taste the new releases, but he hasn’t the first idea of what he’s talking about, assuming you like wine not a cocktail in a bottle.
by Pat Martin
August 29th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3487

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Also, I’m having the 2nd half of the 16 Foillard I found too fruity. I like it a lot more today, still showing a bit of a candied cherry note (almost giving it a rose quality), but it’s more earthy and balanced now. Delicious.
by Pat Martin
August 29th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3487

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Another Beaujolais novice here with a sub-question: which (quality) producer makes the earthiest Bojo? I ask because a recent bottle of the 2016 Foillard Cote du Py was a little fruitier than I prefer. Maybe 2016 is too young to pre-judge, but I bet there are some Beaujolais producers that are more...
by Pat Martin
August 28th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3487

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Another Beaujolais novice here with a sub-question: which (quality) producer makes the earthiest Bojo? I ask because a recent bottle of the 2016 Foillard Cote du Py was a little fruitier than I prefer. Maybe 2016 is too young to pre-judge, but I bet there are some Beaujolais producers that are more ...
by Pat Martin
August 25th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 PYCM Pernand-Vergelesses Les Combottes
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: TN: 2017 PYCM Pernand-Vergelesses Les Combottes

Agreed. Terrific QPR too, especially by the standards of white burgundy.
by Pat Martin
August 25th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)

Love the 82 Magdelaine, but the best I’ve had is the 1970. I’ve had the 70 4-5 times — at least two of which were with you and the gang, Ramon — and it’s wowed each time. It used to be a “shhhhh” wine, but the cat is long since out of the bag.
by Pat Martin
August 18th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?
Replies: 41
Views: 2685

Re: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?

Another vote here for the 2013, my favorite of the “recent” vintages. I also think the 2009 is pretty awesome, but it needs more time to unwind some more. As much as I like a Geezer young, they just get better and better with age for my tastes. The 2002 is seriously in the zone these days and I expe...
by Pat Martin
August 16th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Roagna Barolo La Rocca e La Pira (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: TN: 1996 Roagna Barolo La Rocca e La Pira (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Chamber St had masses of this in half bottles for super cheap like 10 years ago and I bought 8 or 9 bottles... and they’ve all been like your bottle described here, Jay — hard as nails. I still have 4-5 and I have no idea when I’ll try one again.
by Pat Martin
August 12th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili

I had the 04 PdB Ovello recently, and while delicious as is, it will get a lot better with another 5-10 years.
by Pat Martin
August 12th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 9:43 am
I feel that I should clarify...I really like my mother in law!
Nice save.
by Pat Martin
August 10th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1726

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

I was shocked to read James Laube’s article on freezing wine, but it really works. You can come back to a wine weeks later with virtually no change to it. I use either a half bottle or a beer bottle, which is close. Haven’t tried microwaving the wine to thaw like he suggests (!), though— I just run...
by Pat Martin
August 5th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3614

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

Cautionary caveat: the last two bottles of the 2015 I tasted were getting a bit oxidative, having been quite delicious on release. This raises an interesting question for the Beaujolais neophyte — what’s the typical aging curve for bojo? I’m sure there are numerous variables at work in such a quest...
by Pat Martin
August 5th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3614

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

This raises an interesting question for the Beaujolais neophyte — what’s the typical aging curve for bojo? I’m sure there are numerous variables at work in such a question, like vintage, producer, appellation, bottling, etc, but I don’t really have much of a sense on this except that it’s a compara...
by Pat Martin
August 5th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3614

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

Cautionary caveat: the last two bottles of the 2015 I tasted were getting a bit oxidative, having been quite delicious on release. This raises an interesting question for the Beaujolais neophyte — what’s the typical aging curve for bojo? I’m sure there are numerous variables at work in such a quest...
by Pat Martin
August 4th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3614

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

William Kelly loves Roilette in 2018 as well. I haven’t tried any 18s yet, but I did just buy a sampler pack based mostly on WK’s praise for these: 2018 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Tardive 2018 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly 2018 Thivin Reverdon 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2018 Dioch...
by Pat Martin
July 31st, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1809

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

Despite the meh vintage reputation, CT notes on the 2018 PYCM stable of blancs are very encouraging.
by Pat Martin
July 31st, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1809

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

I’ve had a few of the higher end bottlings through the years, but in reality I play pretty much exclusively in the PYCM minor leagues (St. Aubin, Pernand, Rully, even the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune), and I’ve loved every minute of it. There is a certain sameness to the wines, but in this case that’s a v...
by Pat Martin
July 28th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

Re: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht

Schildknecht: "And at least 75% of the youthful Riesling Kabinetts I taste today harbor 25-50% more residual sugar than did Kabinetts from those same estates in the 1980s and early ’90s."

Is QbA the new Kabinett? Discuss.
by Pat Martin
July 23rd, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Really enjoying a bottle of this tonight. Beauty, savory, cool fruited cabernet here. Tannins resolved, leafy aromatics, smooth and delicious. Already terrific, but if more bottle age unleashes further depth here, this wine could become a legend.
by Pat Martin
July 23rd, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Amarone QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: Best Amarone QPR

Kelly Flynn wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 8:06 am
By the way, the Bussola TB recioto may be my all time fav dessert wine. Try it if you can find it -- a fascinating sweet/savory experience.
Moderators, please delete this comment immediately as a serious violation of the Official Wine Secrets Act!
by Pat Martin
July 23rd, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Amarone QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: Best Amarone QPR

John Kight wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 6:38 am
I would add Brigaldara and Bussola to that list.
These.
by Pat Martin
July 18th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 140
Views: 13933

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Beaujolais
Champagne
White Burgundy
by Pat Martin
July 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Last time I tried the 95 GPL (in 2018), I thought it was close to prime time, but still a few year away... My spidey sense told me this will go to another level when it hits 30.
by Pat Martin
July 18th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I am not brett sensitive and indeed I even like it in many of its manifestations (but no one likes cow pie). That said, I’ve never thought of GPL as bretty.
by Pat Martin
July 17th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I think Jim is half serious about hating Grand Puy Lacoste, half stirring the pot. The serious side agrees that the 82, 90 and 95 GPL’s are terrific wines, but he claims to despise the 96-03 string, which of course is silly. The 96 is very close to the quality and style of the 95, which I marginally...
by Pat Martin
July 17th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10146

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 3:00 pm
David Glasser wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 2:46 pm


This. Entirely.
Took the words right off of my keyboard.
Sadly, that just means the three of us amigos are Viejo!
Muy, muy viejo...
by Pat Martin
July 17th, 2020, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5088

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

~20 vintages of Ridge Geyserville going back to 1988 (I love how these age)
15 vintages Pichon Lalande
11 vintages of Magdelaine, Sociando, and Grand Puy Lacoste
by Pat Martin
July 15th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Your bottle of this at Fabio’s 5 years ago convinced me to source some. Checking my spreadsheet, I some how managed to accumulate a baker’s dozen of these through the years!

I’ve been holding off opening them, but it sounds like it’s time to drink (at least) the unlucky number.
by Pat Martin
July 14th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 32
Views: 2083

Re: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)

Good to hear the “buzz” on this House.

Is the Hebrart Special Club... special? I see it floating around here and there for a reasonable seeming tariff, but I’ve not tried.
by Pat Martin
July 12th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

07 CdP = fire water Now that said, I bailed out on my 07s years ago and sold them all off, but I tried most of the big guns of 07 CdP including traditional producers before giving up, and I simply detested these wines. I don’t think I tried the Beaucastel though. Have these improved with age? Maybe ...
by Pat Martin
July 12th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A Bordeaux, Champagne and a Loire
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: TNs: A Bordeaux, Champagne and a Loire

Mark Golodetz wrote: Love the Pichon. From full bottle, the one I had a month ago may have been a little fresher than yours, as we found it a tad young. For me in the top echelons of 1996 Bordeaux, and it is worth the price. +1. The bottle that we had earlier this year was awesome. Ed Is this final...
by Pat Martin
July 10th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Victor Hong wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Not bad. Just a bit too ripe and sweet for my personal preference, despite the early touting of the vintage. Parkerization was taking hold, then.
Yes, big +1 for my palate. I prefer almost every cali cab pre-1997 to 1997 and later.
by Pat Martin
July 4th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine storage / temp control necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: wine storage / temp control necessary?

[winner.gif] Would temperature control be best for your wine? Yes. Do you really need it if you intend to drink your wine in the near term and your home never gets terribly hot? Probably not. For now, I'd keep your best wine or wine you'd like to age in the little fridge or at your parents' place an...
by Pat Martin
June 30th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 11:20 am
If you guys get a chance, the 2014 Juge is magnificent. Best 2014 Rhône that I have had.
Know where we can get a line of credit or a second mortgage to finance a bottle or two purchase? [berserker.gif]
by Pat Martin
June 29th, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: 2008 Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé

I was highly impressed with this a few months ago, and I agree it needs more time to show it’s best. The 02 of this is in a great place right now so I’m guessing at least 5 years will do wonders.
by Pat Martin
June 27th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

I had the 2000 Magdelaine three times in 2019 and like some of you experienced, my bottles were variable in maturity. None were closed, but only one seemed really ready for prime time. I do think the context is important as always, cause when paired with other claret from the 70’s and 80’s (when I d...
by Pat Martin
June 17th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Magdelaine 1970 and Bernard Glantenay Volnay Santenots 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: TN Magdelaine 1970 and Bernard Glantenay Volnay Santenots 2010

A “decent stash” sounds like pretty much of all of it, knowing Mark.
by Pat Martin
June 17th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back to Basics: 1996 Ch. Sociando Mallet
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Back to Basics: 1996 Ch. Sociando Mallet

Yum.

Love the view from your place, Ramon.
by Pat Martin
June 11th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1248

Re: Sub $15 whites

Ben M a n d l e r wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 11:24 pm
Dr L Riesling
Pepiere
Mulderbosch Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc
I second these. There used to be tons of very good German Riesling for ~$15, but I lost track of that segment. Also heaps of cheap, crisp whites from Rueda, Spain.
by Pat Martin
June 11th, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, yeah: 1978 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon York Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Oh, yeah: 1978 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon York Creek

Wade H wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 6:05 pm
I'm always a little hesitant to talk up the Ridge York Creek cabs on the board because they're so difficult to get and I'd prefer to have less competition at auction...
Thank you! Based on auction prices in the last few years, the secret is definitely out, but still.
by Pat Martin
May 30th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Gruaud
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: 1988 Gruaud

Never had the 88 Gruaud, but I also thought the 88 Meyney was so good. I've not had one in 8-9 years, makes me want to find some!
by Pat Martin
May 13th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT
Replies: 19
Views: 1283

Re: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT

I also wonder if K&L has different licensure issues in that it sells booze as well as wine, when all of the other CA retailers who still ship to CO only sell wine.
by Pat Martin
May 13th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT
Replies: 19
Views: 1283

Re: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT

Yes, K&L stopped shipping wine to Colorado too, saying repeatedly that it is illegal, even though I know of a dozen or more retailers in CA who still happily ship to CO.

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