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by A. So
January 10th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

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: 59
Views: 2975

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: 1951

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: 729

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: 41
Views: 2341

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: 41
Views: 2341

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: 4844

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: 4844

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: 1168

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: 1168

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: 77
Views: 4925

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: 1294

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: 1294

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: 1572

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
by A. So
December 17th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 50
Views: 2476

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

La Maison Louis Jadot contrôle 225 hectares de vignobles en Bourgogne, dont 119 hectares en Côte d'Or : le Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot, le Domaine Louis Jadot, le Domaine Gagey et le Domaine du Duc de Magenta. Le Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot est le domaine historique de la famille Jadot :...
by A. So
December 16th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Roundup
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Northern Rhone Roundup

Found a case of the 98 Roziers. Thanks for the note, can't wait to crack into it!
by A. So
December 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: TN: 1997 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino

The old pilot really knew how to make some seriously good wine. For me, one of the tops with Soldera and Biondi-Santi. It's a travesty what they've done to the estate now.
by A. So
December 13th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting

I just see another old white man asserting his view is the right and only sensible view possible. I don’t write professionally so I don’t know how much I can actually critique the writing. This piece just seems like another person shouting down from their mountaintop that they know the best path fo...
by A. So
December 13th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Egon Muller pricing

Russell Faulkner wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 4:15 am
Muller GGs!
Say it ain't so.
by A. So
December 12th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2136

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

Bryan Carr wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Natural wine: not dead at retail!
Especially since most of them have a live scoby in the bottle.
by A. So
December 12th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting

GregT wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 11:16 am
And by the way - wasn't that Bordeaux/Burgundy quote attributed to Harry Waugh?
Since when do facts matter? The author is a fool.
by A. So
December 12th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 50
Views: 2476

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

I have never seen a Domaine Jadot Chambertin
by A. So
December 11th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 50
Views: 2476

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

I was on that original referenced thread and did some further research when I found out that the Jadot negoce version of Clos St. Denis is in fact made pretty much every year and exists side-by-side with the Gagey bottling. At that point I did a detailed audit of my cellar and discovered that the m...
by A. So
December 3rd, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3181

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

It's not as easy as that. By buying pristine labels only you increase the probability that the bottle is good because only wine freaks which bought and stored wine with the intention to sell it one day, are protecting the labels (and store the wines properly). So the wine label gives you another hi...
by A. So
December 2nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 28
Views: 2036

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 5:05 am
A. So wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:10 pm
This beats 166 and 163 hands down. Jury's out on 164. 165 and 162 and before are too hard to find to be in contention.
163 on release or 163 now? That’s my fav of the grand cuvees at the moment.
Both.
by A. So
December 1st, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 28
Views: 2036

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

Karl K wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:48 pm
How about 168?
Haven't tasted that yet.
by A. So
December 1st, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 28
Views: 2036

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

This beats 166 and 163 hands down. Jury's out on 164. 165 and 162 and before are too hard to find to be in contention.
by A. So
November 26th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 40
Views: 1683

Re: TN: 2010 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

Recently had the 2015, and it too is modern and spoofy.
by A. So
November 14th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1533

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Mosel/Nahe 2010s are great in the Auslese+ Prädikats. Anything lower is too shrill with the acids.
by A. So
November 14th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2452

Re: Ponsot...in general

The best of the bottles I've tasted are passable. Many are muddy. Certainly not worth the price, they are on my Do Not Buy list.
by A. So
November 13th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article
Replies: 31
Views: 1092

Re: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 2:27 pm
it isn’t any more work to pour from a more expensive bottle than a cheaper one, imo.
This is specious. It's not more work to serve a Miyazaki A5 entree than it is to serve a chicken breast.
by A. So
November 12th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1533

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Mosel
by A. So
November 12th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 946
Views: 63336

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Yao C wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 8:33 am
A. So wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 8:21 am
alan weinberg wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 7:49 pm
anyone buying or trying 07 Taittinger CdC? Thoughts?
This may or may not be controversial but I like 07 CdC more than 06.
Interesting; what about it do you like more?
Tastes more like chardonnay.
by A. So
November 12th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 946
Views: 63336

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

alan weinberg wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 7:49 pm
anyone buying or trying 07 Taittinger CdC? Thoughts?
This may or may not be controversial but I like 07 CdC more than 06.
by A. So
November 11th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG: 2016 And 2017 Barbaresco And Point Inflation
Replies: 31
Views: 2206

Re: AG: 2016 And 2017 Barbaresco And Point Inflation

ybarselah wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 10:03 am
"More recently, the wine reviewing world has become populated by tasters who award wines absurdly high scores that those wines have no chance of ever actually living up to."
John 8:7
by A. So
November 4th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3266

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

Just tasted both 2017 Musigny. Very impressive wines. The blanc may well be worth the price of admission.
by A. So
October 26th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom Perignon 2006 and Palmer 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Dom Perignon 2006 and Palmer 1966

The last bottle I had of 1966 Palmer was oxidized but five years ago I opened an Army & Navy Stores bottle that was flat out stunning.
by A. So
October 22nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 03 Pavie Macquin
Replies: 20
Views: 777

Re: 03 Pavie Macquin

Richard Albert wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:59 am
16 of the 17 hottest years on this planet have been since 2000, where have you been?
Chinese hoax
by A. So
October 22nd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Bollinger Dinner - brief notes
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Champagne Bollinger Dinner - brief notes

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 9:22 pm
Merrill, sounds like a fun dinner. I've never had the VVF, but I enjoy Tarlant's equivalent (IIRC these are the only two non-greffee champagnes that are made, or at least they used to be).
At least N Maillart, Bereche, and Chartogne Taillet also make champagne from ungrafted vines.
by A. So
October 18th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 4073

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

No. Gotta keep my verticals.
by A. So
October 16th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

Thanks for the note. I really love the G Rinaldi barbera -- it's probably one of the best examples I've had of the grape. It's a shame they tend to be so hard to find here in the US.
by A. So
October 10th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Mattstolz wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 2:32 pm
I'm curious if there was a reasoning behind the order/pairing of these vintages? Im not incredibly familiar with N Rhone vintages, was there any rhyme or reason based on expected wine styles?
It's roughly lightest to heaviest, with some exceptions to keep the horizontals together.
by A. So
October 10th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

scamhi wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 12:36 pm
great notes Adrian. I am a fan. I have an 07 Reynard on the lineup in the next few days.
Report back! Always useful to get a sense of how the "older" ones are doing.
by A. So
October 10th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

That so-called rule of 15 seemed to have worked well for the 2004 Allemand Reynard. I will look to consume one of mine from the remote storage. 2004 is at absolute peak right now -- it's been one of the most enjoyable vintages these last few years. Chave, Allemand, Clape, Sorrel, Jamet are all abso...
by A. So
October 10th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Thanks for the notes Adrian, as always. Out of curiosity, how much air did you have the 13 open for? I’ve had it a couple of times this year and I think after a couple of hours in a decanter it’s in a great place. Very much agree with your thoughts on the 11. We didn't have the 13 -- did you mean 1...
by A. So
October 8th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2281

TN: A Survey of Allemand

Q: Is Thierry Allemand one of the best winemakers in the world? 2012 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru As far as young Chetillons goes, this is fairly accessible and one of my favourites at release. The fruit is g...
by A. So
October 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 154
Views: 9452

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

John Glas wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
You can get six of these for one Chave.
I'll take the Chave.

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