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by Joshua Kates
February 19th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus , the Chambertin of Bordeaux
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Petrus , the Chambertin of Bordeaux

Nice notes, Herwig,

And entertaining about the Marcassin. They won't have much practical value for me, except perhaps for the white, but good to know someone is drinking these and what they are like.
by Joshua Kates
February 16th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Barolo at Festa dal Barolo
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2014 Barolo at Festa dal Barolo

Thanks for posting, Todd,

Wonderful notes--somehow the Burlotto intrigues me most of all. I have some in older vintages, including the '13, I may have to seek his '14's out.
by Joshua Kates
February 15th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?
Replies: 140
Views: 7442

Re: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Appealing to the board for a little info about the tea I’m drinking. I have no idea what it is, but very enjoyable. Context: Purchased at a tea store in Singapore in Sept of 2007 and have kept in the back of the pantry since. Am 99% positive it’s Pu-erh, but outside of that, am at a loss. I have a ...
by Joshua Kates
February 13th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: WAGYU ON SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: WAGYU ON SALE

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 11:27 am
Read poor things about them recently in this board. Not necessarily wagyu though.
Where have you heard about problems and what problems? I buy a range of meat from them--usually duck or lamb--and find it to be very good. If there is a problem, they are usually fine with fixing it.
by Joshua Kates
February 13th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1414

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

No, but as Tom said, they claim to taste everything blind, and I have no reason not to believe them. I am not sure if this is true of any other U. S. based wine publication, certainly not Burghound, for example, whom I also now do not subscribe to, not because his reviews aren't interesting and valu...
by Joshua Kates
February 13th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Florida Drei
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Florida Drei

Yup, have loved Pieropan since I first encountered them in Venice about about 15 years ago--amazing qpr.
by Joshua Kates
February 12th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tribeca lunch recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: Tribeca lunch recommendation

For the wine list, Tribeca Grill is a standout--food not so much. Locanda Verde good, not great in my opinion, and the vibe is a little too relaxed and crowded.
by Joshua Kates
February 12th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Prince Florent de Merode Corton-Bressandes
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: TN: 2002 Prince Florent de Merode Corton-Bressandes

echoing Stuart, I’ve never had a mature Corton under 30 years old. Florent de Merode isn’t top drawer so maybe it’s a lighter style and is “ready.” so you would seriously say that, for example, no one older than their early 40s should ever buy a current release Corton? I can only speak for myself b...
by Joshua Kates
February 11th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4253

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Martin Petersen wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 7:53 am
Joshua Kates wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Martin Petersen wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Miani
When I see these, they are never very cheap.
Whites are starting at less than 40€ at my source, but I still haven’t made it beyond the waitinglist ...
Thanks, if I am ever in Denmark? (And even, then, not really cheap.)
by Joshua Kates
February 11th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best 2010 Cab $100-$150
Replies: 31
Views: 1448

Re: best 2010 Cab $100-$150

Just tasted a bunch of wines in this range, blind, last night. The clear stand-out, wotn by acclamation, was the 2013 Di Costanza Farella, which you can actually find for a touch <$100. It beat wines by T-R-B and Mike Smith (neither of which were shabby), as well as a somewhat older Ridge (which mi...
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 66
Views: 4253

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Martin Petersen wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Miani
When I see these, they are never very cheap.
by Joshua Kates
February 10th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best 2010 Cab $100-$150
Replies: 31
Views: 1448

Re: best 2010 Cab $100-$150

Just tasted a bunch of wines in this range, blind, last night. The clear stand-out, wotn by acclamation, was the 2013 Di Costanza Farella, which you can actually find for a touch <$100. It beat wines by T-R-B and Mike Smith (neither of which were shabby), as well as a somewhat older Ridge (which mig...
by Joshua Kates
February 8th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?
Replies: 39
Views: 2621

Re: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?

Release prices have moved up from about $200 for the 2008 vintage to $500+ for 2009 if you can find it. One factor: 2008 was a difficult vintage wedged between two highly-rated ones. 2008 Rayas is stunning, however! Better than any young Châteauneuf from any other producer that I have drunk in the ...
by Joshua Kates
February 8th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 99
Views: 7736

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Picked up an '86 Laberdolive Bas-Armagnac when in NYC December. Not cheap, but the extreme age intersects with the extreme rusticity in a wonderful way. I love the vintage Laberdolives. Yes, Jay, Truly special. Have you tried other vintages? '86 is the only one I've had and I am curious about how m...
by Joshua Kates
February 8th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3510

Re: My first Keller gmax

Starting to change for me, though I would not and do not spend $2000 on any single bottle of wine. Curious, Mark, what ones you have found worth that? DRC? Older 1st growth Bordeaux? Rousseau? At this point, I'd be inclined to spend that amount on the right older Coche, as I would a Rousseau Chambe...
by Joshua Kates
February 8th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3510

Re: My first Keller gmax

Starting to change for me, though I would not and do not spend $2000 on any single bottle of wine. Curious, Mark, what ones you have found worth that? DRC? Older 1st growth Bordeaux? Rousseau? At this point, I'd be inclined to spend that amount on the right older Coche, as I would a Rousseau Chamber...
by Joshua Kates
February 5th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 99
Views: 7736

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Picked up an '86 Laberdolive Bas-Armagnac when in NYC December. Not cheap, but the extreme age intersects with the extreme rusticity in a wonderful way.
by Joshua Kates
February 3rd, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: TN: 2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard

Your review seems a generous one, Jay, I hope you are right; I'm beginning to wonder about some of these wines TBR releases under his own labels. The ones that I have recently had have not been, well...especially, special--sort of as you seem to be describing this one. Joshua, just curious but whic...
by Joshua Kates
February 3rd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: TN: 2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard

2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (2/2/2019) 90 minute decant followed for 4 hours. Decant necessary to avoid sediment and it needed air. This wine is currently a bit subdued, which is of course unusual for a Thomas Rivers Brown wine. I w...
by Joshua Kates
February 3rd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 14'PYCM; 07' Roumier
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: TN: 14'PYCM; 07' Roumier

Interesting data point on the PYCM. I bought some of his 2014 St. Aubin Chateniere but hadn’t thought to dig into them for a few more years. I have read about the ‘match stick’ quality in PYCM ‘14s, is this the same as reduction? What were the reductive odors you smelled? Yes, Rich, By reduction, I...
by Joshua Kates
February 3rd, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 14'PYCM; 07' Roumier
Replies: 2
Views: 368

TN: 14'PYCM; 07' Roumier

Pierre Yves Colin Morey St Aubin La Pucelle 2014 : Very reductive wine, almost clear on the pour, though more golden with air. Hard to get past the reduction; I don’t quite get the powerful material, rich yellow fruits and minerality I experienced the last time I had this wine. Probably needed a de...
by Joshua Kates
February 3rd, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate
Replies: 56
Views: 3566

Re: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate

Julian Marshall wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 3:13 am
William, admittedly Burgundy is not as divisive here as Bordeaux seems to be, but you have managed to do something unprecedented - get unanimous praise on WB for a TWA critic! Fully deserved too.
+1
by Joshua Kates
February 1st, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

Yes, Miran, great report! Sadly, I'm in no position to help decide Gary's question.

Gary York wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Just wanted to see if that Granbussia Riserva was still 103 points on WB.
by Joshua Kates
January 31st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Anybody Try Cerbaiona's 2015 Brunello Hidden in the NV Rosso

Sounds interesting....... Does the back label state that the wine is 75% 2015 and 25% 2013 juice? Otherwise, how would I know that it was the wine you are taking about if it is a NV wine? Is there any other designation on the label that would identify it? Thanks, Paul Some shops are advertizing it ...
by Joshua Kates
January 30th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: Ferragamo at the Grocery Store - Il Borro

What in the hell is Salvatore Ferragamo doing at a grocery store in Dallas, Texas? My brain is short-circuited by this ad. Central Market is a fancy grocery store, but it's a grocery store in the middle of Dallas...and not like the "nice middle"...more like the SMU undergraduate over-flow apartment...
by Joshua Kates
January 28th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1874
Views: 104648

Re: New York City Restaurants

Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Marta's (Danny Meyer places), nice lists, including by the glass. Tribeca Grill has a rocking wine list, including price, but food is meh. Batard...name says it all, wine is not cheap, but food for what it is, pretty reasonable. Also like Racines; miss Pearl and Ash and Re...
by Joshua Kates
January 28th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Chris Bilbro/MariettaCllrs
Replies: 21
Views: 1264

Re: RIP: Chris Bilbro/MariettaCllrs

Found out a bit ago from Jake’s FaceBook page that his Dad died ystrday. I gather it was rather unexpected. Met Chris way long ago out there. Would most often see him at the Taos WWF. A big bear of a man, very likable. I last saw him at Cruz’s do at LimerickLane in early December. He gave me this b...
by Joshua Kates
January 27th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

“Rankings” are personal here as is obvious from all these posts. For me no question as to general preference of LMHB, Ducru, Montrose, PL > Palmer >>> LLC, Lynch Bages. There are a large number of wines implicit in the “>>>” above, particularly if you are talking pre-spoof Bordeaux. Jayson had alwa...
by Joshua Kates
January 26th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

I have not drunk much, owing to the price, and it does tend toward the glossy side, as Jayson points out, but in the group tastings where I've had it, it tends to stand out--broad shouldered, yet still complex and interesting wine, kind of like the Latour of Margaux. Maybe that accounts for some of ...
by Joshua Kates
January 24th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)
Replies: 106
Views: 3493

Re: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)

I will just add that with some of the older bottles I have drunk and found to be pre-moxed not the entire bottle is necessarily darker in color. Often, it seems, after resting so long, there is some sort of oxidation at the bottom that spreads through the wine. Similarly, older bottles that aren't r...
by Joshua Kates
January 24th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help with Wally’s Wine headache
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Need help with Wally’s Wine headache

Yes, pretty poor customer service, and, at least for a few bottles, somewhat dubious storage. They have become a last option.
by Joshua Kates
January 23rd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche

seems I made a mistake ignoring this ex-pastry chef. All the hyperbole about 200% new oak and that “no wine is overoaked, just underwined,” scared me away. I looked back at my old Tanzer reviews and he didn’t review this wine in the 05/06 issue, but loved the Bonnes Mares, CV, and Suchots. [/quote]...
by Joshua Kates
January 22nd, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche

2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru (1/19/2019) Looked a bit 'Leroyesque', with a big, smoky nose and waves of deep and luscious fruits. Fruit flavours vacillate between red and black and there's plenty of flora. It is layered, cream...
by Joshua Kates
January 22nd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: TN: 2009 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thanks, David,

I associate that combination of lightness and flavor intensity with this wine. I have an '03 I have been wanting to open, probably should get around to it.
by Joshua Kates
January 22nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2005 Allemand Cornas les Chaillots
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: TN- 2005 Allemand Cornas les Chaillots

My first thought was to add the restaurant to the list for our Rhone trip this spring, and the second was that Michel might soon be announcing his latest under-the-radar Northern Rhone producers discovered during his trip...then...poof...it is another of FMIII's retro thread bumps. I'll have to say...
by Joshua Kates
January 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2005 Allemand Cornas les Chaillots
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: TN- 2005 Allemand Cornas les Chaillots

My first thought was to add the restaurant to the list for our Rhone trip this spring, and the second was that Michel might soon be announcing his latest under-the-radar Northern Rhone producers discovered during his trip...then...poof...it is another of FMIII's retro thread bumps. I'll have to say...
by Joshua Kates
January 20th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Soliste L’ Ambroisie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: TN: 2013 Soliste L’ Ambroisie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Yes, thanks for the note. I was always curious about these, but at the price point never pulled the trigger. I'll have to source a couple at some point.
by Joshua Kates
January 18th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/546fb216e4b01db2f7db8810/t/5c1a869203ce642d0eee3eec/1545242258397/BMCo+Wine+Book+12.19.18.pdf wow are these prices typical for NYC? 1995 Canon La Gaffeliere at $550?!! 2011 Bouchard Beaune de Chateau at $279??! [wow.gif] crazy markups Wow, that's totally unpro...
by Joshua Kates
January 17th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 44
Views: 1779

Re: Kid Charlemagne

c fu wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:54 am
I don’t know what’s going on here.
Allusions to the Steely Dan song as the same name as the post; I guess you have to be old(er) for this one.
by Joshua Kates
January 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of 2018 : various wines (Latour, Rousseau, Mastroberardino, ...)
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: End of 2018 : various wines (Latour, Rousseau, Mastroberardino, ...)

Je comprends, Laurent,

Mais, malheureusement, je n'achetarai pas des Latour et des CSJ. (Or something to that effect.)
by Joshua Kates
January 14th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of 2018 : various wines (Latour, Rousseau, Mastroberardino, ...)
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: End of 2018 : various wines

Nice notes as always, Laurent,

Thanks--interesting about your two quite different experiences w/the Buisson-Vadot, and also the comparison with the Matrot!

Cheers,
Josh
by Joshua Kates
January 11th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: Paulee 2019

wow, grand tasting already sold out? that was fast. As of 7PM still look available to me. $375/per Huh, I got a no longer available message. Maybe they just don't like me. Jay, It should definitely be there. If you are at the right screen, it should show a "click to inquire about waitlist"; if it s...
by Joshua Kates
January 10th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: Paulee 2019

Mugneret-Gibourg, H. Lignier...not so shabby. I admit, no GC in the verticals, at least not with these producers, but I still look forward to quietly checking out what is on offer. (Drouhin is doing Griotte, no?)
by Joshua Kates
January 10th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: Paulee 2019

FYI: This is up for Amex holders.
by Joshua Kates
January 10th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Party wines in Antwerp ( Clos St Hune Hors Choix and a 1934 Chambertin stole the show )
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: Party wines in Antwerp ( Clos St Hune Hors Choix and a 1934 Chambertin stole the show )

Nice to know about the '06 Monprivato--I own some--and great to hear about the Hermitage/Pinot effort :). Thanks for posting such nice notes.
by Joshua Kates
January 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 1547

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

A really interesting article indeed. It's a challenge for me to understand what is happening as a whole in France since I do not live there or go there often enough - are you seeing this play out with 'mainstream' white wines over there in general? Or are we just talking the top wines? Cheers. I am...

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