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by A. So
July 24th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 65
Views: 4253

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:17 pm

8's are bad ?
Not bad, good producers still make good wines of course, but it was a dry and hot year and the wines have seemed to trend higher in alcohol and lower in acidities.
That was not my impression of 2018 at all.
by A. So
July 6th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1756

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Dan Kravitz wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 4:52 pm
I'm glad somebody finally got it that the question was about 'Domaine producers', not Burgundy.
OP literally says "I'm only thinking Burgundy here btw."
by A. So
July 5th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 5937

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

1997 Brunello
2007 CdP
by A. So
June 22nd, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1638

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

2nd worst red Burg vintage of the decade
by A. So
June 6th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 988
Views: 57475

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

My report on over 500 wines will be out next week. Wines are still arriving on a daily basis. Been seeing all your instagram posts and stories. That's a full time job receiving and bringing in all those wine boxes! [wow.gif] [cheers.gif] At least 40 cases of wine, so he is getting his exercise. Som...
by A. So
May 22nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Giulia Negri
Replies: 1
Views: 215

2015 Giulia Negri

2015 Giulia Negri Barolo Serradenari - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/22/2020) I preferred the Marassio to this. A very limpid sort of Barolo, with heightened, high-toned aromatics that slowly became more earth-toned as the wine got oxygen. The palate shows a really delicate touch, with wispy e...
by A. So
May 18th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 3980

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

William Kelley wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 4:06 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 3:53 am
Any similar pictures of the Bouchard section. Interested because it is the one I buy.
Not to hand, but it's nicely farmed. This was really just an off-the-cuff exercise, but I'm encouraged to repeat it more seriously. Any other plots folks would be curious to virtually check out?
Roulot's!
by A. So
May 15th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

Which level is that? ;)
by A. So
May 14th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2006 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Thanks for the note. For me, Clape is in the trinity of Cornas greatness in my Cornas-drinking experience and have enjoyed pretty much all the ones that I was able to sample. A quick (and potentially long and possibly board-disrupting) question here: I've not had any Clape Cornas after his 2004 vin...
by A. So
May 6th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta

Thanks for the note - although after reading the note, I was hoping for a score of 93+. [cheers.gif] I missed this wine when Envoyer offered it a week or so ago, but got some of the PM Garenne. Hope that it is as good. Jadot is really hitting it out of the park every vintage. I strongly doubt you'l...
by A. So
May 5th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta
Replies: 6
Views: 425

TN: 2017 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta

2017 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (5/5/2020) Wow. Fresh and bright and so much electricity and verve. Layered, complex, and rich with a somewhat generous kiss of oak wh...
by A. So
May 1st, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Yes, I think the Chave Hermitage tends to capture the spirit of the vintage very much (though I haven't tasted many other 2017 N Rhones at this point). In fact, going back to 1989 the only years where I think Chave didn't really typify the vintage were 2002 (where they excelled like no other) and 19...
by A. So
May 1st, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 6
Views: 427

TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (5/1/2020) #4289. This is massive. It doesn't quite have the potency of 2015 or the elegance of 2016 (the last two iterations I tasted right at commercial release), but there is plenty of fantastic material here. The...
by A. So
April 24th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Yes, lockdown is helping me catch up on the book, zooms notwithstanding. These are the domaine figures which I currently have, but will verify them again before publication. Hectares rather than acres, and doesn't differentiate between different members of the family owning individual plots. The de...
by A. So
April 24th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: Hiyu

I didn't know wine could literally smell like farts until Hiyu.

Their Smockshop cider is pretty good though.
by A. So
April 21st, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protruding Cork / Heat Damage Question
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Protruding Cork / Heat Damage Question

That cork does not look like the product of heat damage. You would also expect to see more wine up the side. My guess is that the cork wasn't put in perfectly.
by A. So
April 20th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Beze for drouhin The label doesn't indicate it's a domaine holding. I thought it was too. It may be the same as Bonnes Mares which it is listed as domaine on the label in some vintages but not in others. I once spent a long time trying to find out why that is the case and what I determined is that ...
by A. So
April 20th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Adrian, I guess it's a question of what you're trying to accomplish. The Drouhin vineyards I listed are vinified and bottled as a PC or GC bottling. To list all the plots would be a chore. Since you referenced Jadot I assumed we were looking for a list of wines from each producer from vineyards the...
by A. So
April 20th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Jadot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 3
Views: 434

TN: 2017 Louis Jadot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

2017 Louis Jadot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (4/20/2020) Bottled under Diam GC. Brilliant nose with just a minute hint of reduction and then a judicious helping of toasty oak. A touch sweeter than I would expect on the nose from a 2017. On t...
by A. So
April 19th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3551

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Please, no wax either. But if it must be, please don't use the crispy Raveneau wax. The 'wax' Raveneau (and other producers with similar wax) uses is a mix of wax and shellac...the latter adding to the crispy and hard to remove quality. Long enough ago, this wasn't an uncommon approach...I think be...
by A. So
April 19th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

For Faiveley, a random sample of the listings seem to show that each of the wines listed are from sites owned by the domaine. I wonder if, like Drouhin, they only purchase fruit for the regional/village wines.
by A. So
April 19th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Beze for drouhin The label doesn't indicate it's a domaine holding. I thought it was too. https://m.drouhin.com/en/wine/72/chambertin-clos-de-beze-grand-cru It says it is on their website so I’m assuming it is. Drouhin has very large holdings. Here’s the list. They claim that all 1er and up are own...
by A. So
April 19th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

I used the Anthony Hanson book for reference, and there must be others including Jasper Morris' work. Jasper's book is being revised but the current edition lists holdings for both domaines. Thanks, I have been waiting for the revision of the Morris book, at this point it didn't seem worthwhile to ...
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

You could look this up in a book and I did. The list is long for both. I am very fond of both companies. Oddly, there doesn’t seem to be a list on line. I’ve searched all over... so I could chastise Adrian for being lazy. The Jadot list has been invaluable. I thought it would be worthwhile to do it...
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

How about this? https://www.dreyfusashby.com/burgundy/ https://www.frederickwildman.com/producers/domaine-faiveley/ Thanks Robert, I did briefly go through those sites but I didn't find confirmation or evidence of whether the plots were domaine or negoce. I'll try and dig further on it tomorrow.
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Kris Patten wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 3:50 pm
You can add Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Chambolle Baudes, Grands Echezeaux, Nuits Procès, Vougeot 1er on the red side in CbN. In Beaune Epenotes, Greves, Sizies, Savigny Godeaux, Volnay Clos des. Chenes.
Thank you -- will attempt to verify and update the list.
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

You could look this up in a book and I did. The list is long for both. I am very fond of both companies. Oddly, there doesn’t seem to be a list on line. I’ve searched all over... so I could chastise Adrian for being lazy. The Jadot list has been invaluable. I thought it would be worthwhile to do it...
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Beze for drouhin
The label doesn't indicate it's a domaine holding.

I thought it was too.
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

maureen nelson wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Petit Monts is Veronique’s, not the Domaine’s.
Fair point, indeed.
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Mel Knox wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 6:53 pm
You could look this up in a book and I did.
The list is long for both.

I am very fond of both companies.
Weird flex but ok.
Citation?
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3551

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Please, no wax either. But if it must be, please don't use the crispy Raveneau wax.
by A. So
April 18th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2374

Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

We've amply discussed the domaine wines of Jadot, but does anyone have a good list of the domaine holdings of Faiveley and/or Drouhin? Drouhin's wines are reasonably marked (recolte de domaine or somesuch), but I'm not able to find good information on the Faiveley holdings. The Drouhin holdings that...
by A. So
April 17th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3741

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

maureen nelson wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Does this auction seem to be taking a long time or is this how slow they usually are?
Much slower than usual. More bidding activity than usual ha.
by A. So
April 17th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3741

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

Like a friend of mine said, the buying demographic is not part of the 20m US initial jobless claims.
by A. So
April 15th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?
Replies: 107
Views: 2225

Re: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?

IPAs, along with stouts, are the modernists of beers (and gross).

Lambics and sours all the way.
by A. So
April 3rd, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.
Replies: 60
Views: 3225

Re: Wines Popular in Europe But Not in U.S.

All that natty shit that "can't survive a trans-Atlantic journey."
by A. So
March 31st, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's
Replies: 32
Views: 1385

Re: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's

Faconnieres is a signature bottling of Lignier-Michelot and the larger portion of the H Lignier MSD 1er VV (which is probably the best wine of that appellation).
by A. So
March 23rd, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

The first 5 votes are evenly distributed across the 5 options. Lesson: no one has any f'ing clue. The challenge here, too, is that you have to respond to the poll in order to see the results, but that forces people like me who don't really have any feel for the issue to give a poll response, thus m...
by A. So
March 22nd, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2637

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Don, thanks for posting that extra information. I'll add that during our visit, we also tasted 2018 Gouttes d'Or, Genevrières, and Charmes (all domaine). From memory I believe that the Genevrieres was a domaine wine even in the days that I attended the Kobrand tasting, but I think that Goutte D'Or ...
by A. So
March 22nd, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2637

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Don, I believe since at least 2017 there is now a domaine bottling of the Meursault Perrières at Jadot. I tasted the 2018 version while visiting earlier this year and was very impressed by the quality, and doubly so given the price. I have done some further research. The 2016 vintage was the first ...
by A. So
March 21st, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2637

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Don, I believe since at least 2017 there is now a domaine bottling of the Meursault Perrières at Jadot. I tasted the 2018 version while visiting earlier this year and was very impressed by the quality, and doubly so given the price.
by A. So
March 16th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug: A Grand, Grande Cuvée!
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Krug: A Grand, Grande Cuvée!

Michael S. Monie wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 9:01 am
Francois Olivier wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 1:34 am
>I have no idea what the base vintage was.

No krug id behind ?
Nothing on the label. V721 on the cork.
Disgorged Mar/Apr 2007
by A. So
March 11th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last up: 2009 Cristal - Champagne-logue. Ongoing account of vacation wines.
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

Re: Next up: NV Georges Laval Champagne Rosé Cumières Rosé - Champagne-logue. Ongoing account of vacation wines.

Laval rose sucks. Have had it 4-5 times because for some reason people seem to love it, or the story, or something and they keep bringing it or opening it, but the wine is just flat-out awful. Especially given the price.
by A. So
March 10th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4512

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

A good bottle of CA pinot is always a (pleasant) surprise.
by A. So
March 7th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink with A5?
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: What to drink with A5?

A friend of mine once comped me a plate of Miyazaki if I brought an Egon GKA in. The pairing was quite excellent.
by A. So
March 7th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 16759

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

HDH last week, Zachys and HA the past day or two -- wine prices haven't seen the minor pullback that the markets have.
by A. So
March 5th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 p2
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: 2002 p2

Just had it last week. I don't see an issue opening it now. Way better than 2002 regular. Rep told me they sometimes do different dosage things with the different releases.
by A. So
March 5th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1222

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

Scarcity is my guess. To me, the DP rose is better, but for Krug the non-rose. Haven't had enough of the others to really say. Adrian, We are packing to visit friends in Hawaii and I'm bringing my A-game. That includes a Krug Rosé (the host loves rosé champagne in general). I haven't had one yet, b...

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