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by Joshua Kates
July 11th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dominique Gallois Charmes Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: TN: 2005 Dominique Gallois Charmes Chambertin

Interesting that you opened an '05 GC, albeit Charmes. Good to know they continue to be promising.
by Joshua Kates
July 10th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits

I think it depends. To the best of my recollection, the most recent info identifies Domaine Larue. I don’t think the bottle identifies it anymore, so it could be from the Ballard curtet website or a retailer note. I just remember looking for that info at one time. The older bottles used actually li...
by Joshua Kates
July 8th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Question and TN:2014 Balland-Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits

2014 Domaine Balland Curtet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (7/1/2020) Slatey nose I associate with Puligny-Montrachet shows up on palate on entry, followed by a big whack of lemon, almost crystalline acidity, leading to a long...
by Joshua Kates
July 6th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 112
Views: 5066

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

I would have said '97 generally in Italy; and is '96 Burgundy the elephant in the room? They were really being talked up when I was there when they were released and not just by the old ladies sitting in the cellars where we visited. I'm still waiting on most of mine--and the ones I had, most notab...
by Joshua Kates
July 6th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 112
Views: 5066

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

I would have said '97 generally in Italy; and is '96 Burgundy the elephant in the room? They were really being talked up when I was there when they were released and not just by the old ladies sitting in the cellars where we visited. I'm still waiting on most of mine--and the ones I had, most notabl...
by Joshua Kates
July 5th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A pair of 2017 Pulignys
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: TN: A pair of 2017 Pulignys

Yup, love the Carillon--relatively speaking I think it is a steal. Just ordered 3 more of the '17. still have some '14 in storage. Any experience with their other bottlings? Just grabbed a bottle of the 2016 Referts based on how much I enjoyed this one. Haven't actually, Ikka, Sounds like I need to...
by Joshua Kates
July 3rd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A pair of 2017 Pulignys
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: TN: A pair of 2017 Pulignys

Yup, love the Carillon--relatively speaking I think it is a steal. Just ordered 3 more of the '17. still have some '14 in storage.
by Joshua Kates
July 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2746

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

A magnum of my favorite white wine - 2015 Cassis Blanc - Clos Sainte Magdeleine We had it with Crab Cakes - Interesting, Thomas, I used to drink these with great enjoyment when I lived for a few months in Cassis. On the few occasions that I had them back in the States, they never showed quite as we...
by Joshua Kates
July 1st, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2746

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Been hitting the cellar a lot, too, that and gourmet goodies keeping us going... These are most memorable: '85 Beychevelle St. Julien '09 PYCM Chassagnes-Montrachet Vides Bourses 99 M. Gros Vosne-Romaneé Clos de Réas 95 Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges Au Bas de Combe '06 Dom Perignon was not too shab...
by Joshua Kates
July 1st, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

Sounds like a beauty, love the note. Mainly drink the BB's, but this makes me want to go out and source some.
by Joshua Kates
June 30th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Leoville Poyf, Clos Fourt and more: 24 March in Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Leoville Poyf, Clos Fourt and more: 24 March in Frankfurt

Interesting, I wouldn't have guessed about the Leo Poyf; lovely dinner--but no chance for me either, sadly.
by Joshua Kates
June 30th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: In conversation: Ted Lemon and David Hirsch

Thanks for posting, Matthew, Interesting conversation. Back in the day I tried some Hirsch: the 2010 San Andreas Fault, if I recall. I wasn't wowed by it and at the price point at that time was hoping to be. Solid wine, but a little foursquare and heavy on the palate. But maybe I opened to soon? (Dr...
by Joshua Kates
June 30th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

Yes, nice note, Blake,
I have some as well. Maybe I will have to open this weekend to go with baby backs and black truffle corn pudding.

Enjoy!
by Joshua Kates
June 24th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A nice dinner (François Cotat, Jayer-Gilles, Macle, ...) - in french
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: A nice dinner (François Cotat, Jayer-Gilles, Macle, ...) - in french

Oui, merci, Laurent, Both the Cotat note and Jayer-Gilles note are especially interesting to me. It's good to know the Cotat lasts that long; I will hold on to some of my '14's. Jayer-Gilles is a somewhat controversial producer, no? Especially perhaps for his use of oak--even in his lower level wine...
by Joshua Kates
June 24th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: bucking Branco
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: TN: bucking Branco

GTK, Tomás,

When so they hold the Essência? It would be fun to attend when all this madness is over.
by Joshua Kates
June 24th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1942

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

I don't use CT to track inventory, and I tend to drink a lot of different wines from different region and winemakers. Over vintages, Walter Scott La Combe Vert and various Calon Segur's would have to be up there, as well as Dancer Les Corbin, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Fourrier's G-C and the sisters' (M...
by Joshua Kates
June 24th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: bucking Branco
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: TN: bucking Branco

Thanks for these, Markus,
So much of interest is happening in Portugal and at such good value, it's hard to keep up, though I am of course familiar with both of these producers.
by Joshua Kates
June 23rd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Joseph Drouhin Clos St. Denis
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: TN: 1993 Joseph Drouhin Clos St. Denis

Love 93's and also and find lots of "value," relatively speaking, in Clos St. Denis. Unfortunately prices have escalated. My last good CSD buy was the 2005 Drouhin from Premier Cru. I got some of the '05 Heresztyn at not a bad price. I could not resist the 2016 Dujac, tiny amount, at a crazy a pric...
by Joshua Kates
June 23rd, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2170

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

I had a '95 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. George Au Bas du Combe, with a four course meal my family prepared, culminating in duck confit.
I posted a separate thread about the wine here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=171202
by Joshua Kates
June 23rd, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Joseph Drouhin Clos St. Denis
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: TN: 1993 Joseph Drouhin Clos St. Denis

Love 93's and also and find lots of "value," relatively speaking, in Clos St. Denis.
by Joshua Kates
June 23rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: TN: 1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe

Yes, Marshall,

That's right...I was saying the same thing. As I stated, I was exagerrating.
by Joshua Kates
June 23rd, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: TN: 1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe

Nice note and cool wine! Question for you: the bottle specifically mentioned not to filter / decant for sediment? No, I'm exaggerating. On the back of the bottle, part of it reads (my translation): "put in the bottle according to our traditional methods, it [the wine] can or some day will present, ...
by Joshua Kates
June 22nd, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe
Replies: 7
Views: 382

TN: 1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe

1995 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges (6/22/2020) Very small production < 300 bottles total, in a vineyard tucked in a corner between Nuits and Vosne. Opened with lovely perfumed nose--in the glass some depth and complexity but a b...
by Joshua Kates
June 18th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5429

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

2005 Truchot Clos de la Roche, purchased at Inn at Little Washington (for much less than it goes for now and even for what it retailed for then). No obvious flaws, but just flat--maybe still asleep. Nothing like the Clos Sorbes ('05 and others) I used to frequent Tribeca Grill just to drink.
by Joshua Kates
June 15th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

A '96 I opened a few weeks back was totally shot, undrinkable, as were 2 '04 Girardin Chevy's. Fortunately, they were backfills and all retailers made good.
by Joshua Kates
June 14th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2059

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Orches, small town in Burgundy...
by Joshua Kates
June 14th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday afternoon TNs: Four Brunelli
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Saturday afternoon TNs: Four Brunelli

Thanks for the notes, Bob,

I've always been a big fan of '04 Brunello--some of which I still have. Are the '06's, generally speaking, their equals?
by Joshua Kates
June 13th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Perfect Wines For BBQ & Fathers Day Weekend! Inbox !?!x
Replies: 1
Views: 246

The Perfect Wines For BBQ & Fathers Day Weekend! Inbox !?!x

First thing I see when I open this email headed "The Perfect Wines For BBQ & Fathers Day Weekend! Inbox" from a well-known wine retailer is: Coche Dury Corton 2013 ~ 5 @ $1899 BH93 I've not seen much Coche Corton at the bbq's to which I get invited sadly. Any other similarly memorably ads show up in...
by Joshua Kates
June 12th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4254

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

We drank a 2013 Meo-Camuzet Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc Clos Saint-Philibert last night, bought on release. Quite a nice bottle, albeit different from most white burgundy we drink. Showed some guava and pineapple, perhaps owing to the site, and was more lush, less chiselled than some. Still, surpris...
by Joshua Kates
June 4th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14497

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - RARE WINE/MAGNUMS INSIDE (Currently at $25.5k in donations)

Nice idea, Charlie--
You have formidable organizational skills...in for 5, if I am not mistaken.
by Joshua Kates
June 4th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo

Thanks, Tomas, I've had some of the Mouchão, in fact older Mouchão (at AB Winebar in Lisbon). I really enjoyed them, though if I recall Eric Ifune, on this board, had got all the really old ones. If you mean BA Wine Bar in Bairro Alto, that's a really nice place with a nice selection. I should go b...
by Joshua Kates
June 4th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo

Thanks, Tomas,

I've had some of the Mouchão, in fact older Mouchão (at AB Winebar in Lisbon). I really enjoyed them, though if I recall Eric Ifune, on this board, had got all the really old ones.
by Joshua Kates
June 3rd, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8103

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Interesting thread; I don't usually buy much quantity either, 2-4 bottles of anything is the norm. I have 6 or so of some '05 Bordeaux (not especially sexy, Lagrange and Boyd-Cantenac) and also 6 of 2016 PLL. I tend to have @6 of Billecart-Salmon Rose and various Ulysse Collins champers at any time....
by Joshua Kates
June 3rd, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: TN: White Burg, Red Alentejo

Yes, they are, thanks...lots of good stuff coming out of Alentejo, though I only know a tiny amount. This one sounds fun--how does it compare with their amphora offerings?
by Joshua Kates
June 2nd, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Du Tertre, Margaux
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: TN: 1999 Du Tertre, Margaux

Thanks for the lovely note, Rudi,
I've got some of the 2000 and 01; I hope they show as well as yours--thanks to, or despite the change of style, which would presumably include your bottle?
by Joshua Kates
May 30th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: TN: 2001 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

When you read through the CT tasting notes, this is a real Jekyll & Hyde wine - glad to see that you opened a "good" one. [cheers.gif] My stash has been buried since I got them, but one of these days I'm going to have to find them and open up a bottle just to see what I think. Yes, this is right; I...
by Joshua Kates
May 26th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin 2006

Thanks, Jacob,
Nice note. I have one of these as well, which I think I will hold, but it's good to know that it would not be total infanticide, should I open it.
by Joshua Kates
May 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Domaine du Jaugaret
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: TN: 1990 Domaine du Jaugaret

I have a handful of bottles from 2010 and 2012 but have not tried one. Looking forward to it but wanna give them some time. Yes, definitely give them more time, I thought the '90 could have easily slept longer. I'm sure you will enjoy them when you get to them, though--no doubt your kiind of wine.
by Joshua Kates
May 26th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Domaine du Jaugaret
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: TN: 1990 Domaine du Jaugaret

I've had a couple of no-names from the 1990 vintage that rocked my wine-drinking world. This looks to be one of those, but only difference is that this is like an Indie rock that's been noticed by a known reviewer but still escaped everybody else. Nice. Yes, I love '90 as a vintage--I have to confe...
by Joshua Kates
May 25th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Domaine du Jaugaret
Replies: 6
Views: 247

TN: 1990 Domaine du Jaugaret

1990 Domaine du Jaugaret - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (5/25/2020) Plum, blackberry, maybe a hint of sour cherry in the nose; on the palate a rounded presentation of the same favors, notable touch of acid, with a little green herb and mushroom leading into a not particularly long finish. (9...
by Joshua Kates
May 25th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage
Replies: 44
Views: 1630

Re: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage

Not sure to understand your protocol … Other people taste elsewhere ? everyone is tasting in their own homes Who prepares the samples ? Are they representative of the wine in bottle ? Any other comments on the other samples ? Laurent, here is the thread where Charlie first explained how to do this:...
by Joshua Kates
May 23rd, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Really eclectic tasting
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: TN: Really eclectic tasting

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 4:34 am
Seems like an "eclectic" tasting to me, Paul. That's how I use the word.

ec·lec·tic
/əˈklektik/

adjective
1.
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
+1
by Joshua Kates
May 23rd, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Barolo
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Part 3: A gathering of 4 on the rooftop with 12`Pol Roger BdB,03`Qupe Chard,17`Morey-Coffinet Romanee,64`Florina Bar

Sounds like a fun get together (especially as I seem to recall having seen a pic of the view from your rooftop). Nice about the Qupe and also the Morey-Coffinet, as I believe I own some of the 2014.

Enjoy!
by Joshua Kates
May 23rd, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 84
Views: 5593

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

If I read Mark's comment correctly, have to admit I'm pretty surprised anyone would call the '86 LLC disappointing. Then again, probably more shocked that Jayson apparently thinks more highly of Giscours, so I guess one more example of how subjective palates can be. The tasting that always sticks i...
by Joshua Kates
May 22nd, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 58
Views: 3717

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

I also don't like wine clubs, while also being extremely fond of their (white) wines. I also have to say, I find the whole "wolfpack" thing kind of juvenile. It's a wine club, why not just call it one?

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