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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: 1784

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 908

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: 1790

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: 4281

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: 1381

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: 164
Views: 12865

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: 774

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: 1182

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...
by A. So
March 4th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

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.
by A. So
March 4th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tete de cuvee roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: Tete de cuvee roses

Dom Perignon, Krug MV, Cristal too.
by A. So
March 4th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2000

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

c fu wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 2:30 pm
You know what's worse than CHapoutier's reds? Their whites. *shivers down my spine*
Trigger alert that shit. Gag
by A. So
March 4th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 10895

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Henry Kiichli wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Just a note. Jadot have had a dismal pox record on the whites. I wouldn't wait too long on the Meursault.
I don't remember when but they have since switched to DIAM.
by A. So
March 4th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Wine Shipping Update
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Retailer Wine Shipping Update

Tom, what are the 7th and 8th Circuit case names?
by A. So
March 3rd, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 vintage in France. Buyer beware?
Replies: 20
Views: 2083

Re: 2018 vintage in France. Buyer beware?

As far as Burgundy is concerned, I had worries that that was the case. My few tastings in Burgundy disabused me of said worries. I will be buying my usual producers without fear (and in quantity).
by A. So
March 3rd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2000

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

There was absolutely nothing flawed about the 1990 Sizeranne, it was just a not very good bottle of Hermitage (it is not Côte Rotie). Chapoutier wines aren’t very good imho. Last I checked, Gilman gave it a 78. My palate doesn’t always align with John’s (though it does often), but he’s spot on in t...
by A. So
February 18th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3366

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

Got the HDH offer on the 2018s today; there's a specific notation that the CSD is indeed the Domaine Gagey bottling. Incidentally, the 2018 vintage at Jadot is great, just tasted there last week. Tasted Jadot’s 2018s from barrel last summer. Thought the CSJ was stellar. Were you able to purchase an...
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Great impressions. Thanks. Did Bernard Moreau buy land in Corton Charlemagne or are they buying grapes, unfinished wine, etc. I am a big fan of these wines and so am very interested in this development. I believe it's purchased grapes. Alex will be in town for dinner two weeks from now, I'll try to...
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

M-G "stylized" because of the ripeness of the vintage, or are you making a comment regarding their wine making? A little column A, a little column B. Interesting. I have been drinking M-G since back to 2000 on my own dime, and stylized is a word that has never crossed my mind. On the riper vintages...
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3366

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

Got the HDH offer on the 2018s today; there's a specific notation that the CSD is indeed the Domaine Gagey bottling.

Incidentally, the 2018 vintage at Jadot is great, just tasted there last week.
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Markus S wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 6:44 am
Surprised you are happy with a big-scaled vintage.
The vignerons have learned from vintages like 2015, 2009, and 2003.
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Gus Siokis wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 1:43 pm
What I thought....thanks! Read your CT notes as well....great as usual. Hopefully I will have an opportunity to meet you and Rich at La Paulee this year.
Alas, I'm not going to La Paulee, but would certainly hope to crack a bottle or three with you at some point!
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

Gus Siokis wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 6:54 am
Were you and Rich together this week?
Yep
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Burgundy trip notes

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 5:18 am
M-G "stylized" because of the ripeness of the vintage, or are you making a comment regarding their wine making?
A little column A, a little column B.
by A. So
February 17th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy trip notes
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Burgundy trip notes

A few thoughts on a recent trip to Burgundy. We mostly tasted the solar 18s and had a few barrel samples of the 19s and a few bottlings of the 17s. Lafarge : the 18s are brilliant. Classically styled and elegant. The Lafarge-Vial Beaujolais wines are made in a serious, non-carbonic style. They don't...
by A. So
February 13th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 277
Views: 7747

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Vince T wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 3:40 pm
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JJC
by A. So
February 13th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.
Replies: 6
Views: 778

2018 et al. Domaine Dujac.

We had a truly lovely visit at Domaine Dujac today, tasting through a selection of the solar 2018 vintage. Jeremy was the consummate host: honest, funny, witty, and kind. 2018 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis Barrel sample. 13.8% abv. From plots with d...
by A. So
February 10th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: TNs- 2014 Hune, 08 Clos des Goisses, 16 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, Darting surprise, more 95 Bordeaux woes

Speaking of Hune releases, now that they're on the 2014, do you know whatever happened to the 2010?
by A. So
January 28th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

There is a "No" option for the "Do you find this review helpful?" question. I have used that at times and if enough people use this for the "same as last time" posters maybe they will get the message. I'm sure my notes have been voted not helpful before but there's no way for the poster to know tha...
by A. So
January 28th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That’s a lot of wine!
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: That’s a lot of wine!

Joe Raymond wrote:
January 28th, 2020, 10:42 am
wait until the EPA nails them with their environmental impact fine. Will be more gut wrenching then the loss of wine
What EPA?
by A. So
January 26th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2625

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Krug and Krug
by A. So
January 17th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5709

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

This whole thread has cemented one thing in my mind. I own much less white Burgundy than I thought because I actually drink a ton of it...
by A. So
January 17th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5709

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Roulot
Boillot
Raveneau a distant third
by A. So
January 10th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3543

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

I had the 85 CdlR recently and did not find it convincing. Ashy, a bit oaky still, and thin. Ah, too bad, I have had very good experiences with 1985 and considered them something of a one-hit wonder! Very interesting, I'll keep an eye out for more. More than possible ours was not a pitch perfect bo...
by A. So
January 10th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3543

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Slightly veering, but since it was listed here, what do people think of upper level Georges Lignier wines...Clos St. Denis, Clos de la Roche, Bonnes Mares, Charmes-Chambertin? I have never had any GL wines. The 1985s were very good and well worth buying if you see them... I had the 85 CdlR recently...
by A. So
January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 2090

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 10:36 am
First, Indian food isn't very diverse.
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by A. So
January 1st, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?

Looks like a glass manufacturing defect
by A. So
January 1st, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 46
Views: 3125

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

Why is it the consumer paying for Rhys to learn process or site?

Ultramarine's 2010 release was at $50.
by A. So
January 1st, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 46
Views: 3125

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

Was served this blind, thought it was a lower tier entry level champagne (on par with the weaker big houses like Piper or Lanson). It's a poor value proposition.

Agree with the note that this wine is bizarrely sweet.
by A. So
December 31st, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5079

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

I prefer Barolo to be 20 years or older before I drink them. Ditto. Drinking young barolos is such a different experience. Might as well drink young gattinara to get about the same impact, and it is way cheaper. I only really get the full tar and roses thing with 20 years and there is no wine in th...
by A. So
December 27th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5079

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

2013 Monfortino
by A. So
December 26th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)
Replies: 15
Views: 1202

Re: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions

YLee wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 3:44 pm
What I dont understand is why are they allowed to charge seller fee for an item then charge a buyer fee for the same item. Looks like double dipping.
What is their seller's fee now?
by A. So
December 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)
Replies: 15
Views: 1202

Re: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions

I don't get it, wouldn't you just lower your bids by 17%? What's the difference to the buyer between bidding $120 and paying no premium versus $100 and paying a 20% premium?
by A. So
December 22nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6587

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

2008 DP
by A. So
December 22nd, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot Noir !! WOW best discovery of the year
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

Re: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot !! WOW best discovery of the year

Otto Forsberg wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 6:02 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:58 am
Les Barres is Pinot Meunier.
Les Barres Pinot Meunier is Pinot Meunier.
Les Barres Pinot Noir is Pinot Noir.
Not a difficult concept, n'est pas?
by A. So
December 22nd, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot Noir !! WOW best discovery of the year
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

Re: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot !! WOW best discovery of the year

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:21 am
I first had that bottling in the 2006 vintage. It is an amazing wine. I have some on the way as well.
The pinot noir was released for the first time this year. You're thinking of the meunier.
by A. So
December 19th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

Re: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.

B Thorne wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Goooood time to have a deep cellar of US wines.
Uh, no

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