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by Joshua Kates
November 30th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle

My favorite Champagne producer. Amazing juice Though I am also a big fan, obviously, at a slightly higher price point, I go for Ulysse Collin. Price point just depends on the cuvée, they are similarly priced on the market. Well, fair enough, but it is difficult to find the Collin NV's <$80 (and now...
by Joshua Kates
November 29th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle

Not sure why you put the Larmandier in the category of wines I don’t think will be that good . In my experience they always deliver. Harlan, on the other hand, which I don't drink that much, and when I do it's usually the Maiden, tends to be all over the place. Sometimes an experience as you descri...
by Joshua Kates
November 29th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle

Not sure why you put the Larmandier in the category of wines I don’t think will be that good . In my experience they always deliver. Harlan, on the other hand, which I don't drink that much, and when I do it's usually the Maiden, tends to be all over the place. Sometimes an experience as you descri...
by Joshua Kates
November 29th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: TN: Larmandier, ZH Hengst, Harlan, de Malle

Not sure why you put the Larmandier in the category of wines I don’t think will be that good . In my experience they always deliver. Harlan, on the other hand, which I don't drink that much, and when I do it's usually the Maiden, tends to be all over the place. Sometimes an experience as you describ...
by Joshua Kates
November 28th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Barolo Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: TN: 1990 Barolo Dinner

Thanks for the notes, Paul,

Your description of the Giacosa makes me want to open one in the next few weeks. I don't have anything that hold and the one '98 riserva I am going to continue to hold. Maybe a 2004 Barbaresco Rabaja. I've necer yet gone wrong with '04 Barolo.
by Joshua Kates
November 26th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 114
Views: 5486

Re: WOTY 2020

Somewhat similar to Don, have to go with the '07 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux for red; for white a 2014 H. Boillot Puligny Clos de la Mouchère, though an '09 Paul Pernot Batard, was a close second.
by Joshua Kates
November 26th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares

Thanks for the lovely note, per usuum, David,

I have a younger one of these, so it's good to know that it should be worth the wait.
by Joshua Kates
November 26th, 2020, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on Grape Variety Caste System
Replies: 64
Views: 3116

Re: Hmmm....

Wes Barton wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 1:00 am
With Ridge as my benchmark, I've never given a shit about brix
Do you call that "shitting Brix"?
by Joshua Kates
November 25th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 36
Views: 922

Re: Cheese course pairing help

I'd lean towards a white Burgundy. I prefer whites or champagne to a red. Maybe Amarone with its bit of sweetness. I don't get this last; isn't Amarone red? I, too, would prefer white, or perhaps even an orange wine, though nothing too over the top. Maybe something from Gravner, or, less pricey the...
by Joshua Kates
November 20th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Felettig Chambolle-Musigny VV
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: TN: 2013 Felettig Chambolle-Musigny VV

I’ve had a fair amount of Felettig recently, and I think the style has evolved a bit; I’d say the 17s are very similar in a good way to Mugneret-Gibourg. I think the 14s still have a fair amount of reduction and are more dense and slightly blockier wines. The wines have only been getting better - I...
by Joshua Kates
November 19th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet

Just reloaded on the 2014 of this bottling, which I love. Relatively speaking, at least the '14 is still a great deal.
by Joshua Kates
November 15th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Prince Florent de Merode Corton Les Marechaudes
Replies: 2
Views: 230

TN: 1988 Prince Florent de Merode Corton Les Marechaudes

This wine was in the perfect place, by my lights. Mushroom and kirsch on the nose, in the mouth, plum with notes of black tea and soil, leading to a nice full, long finish. Extraordinarily balanced wine with every component in the right place. Les Marechaudes apparently means, or once meant, marshes...
by Joshua Kates
November 15th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: TN: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard

Great note, Dale,

Thanks, I look forward to opening one of mine down the road, as I usually won't open a wine if it needs that much time in a decanter, with the exception of Barolo. My one qualm is that you subbed out the squab--love squab, so I will have to find that recipe and make it.
by Joshua Kates
November 14th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1675

Re: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1

Yes, thanks for doing this, Jay,

Sorry to have missed you David.
by Joshua Kates
November 11th, 2020, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two wonderful Italians – top to bottom
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Two wonderful Italians – top to bottom

Thanks, Dan,

Really special notes. I like Etna Rosso, but have never heard of that one.
by Joshua Kates
November 10th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1675

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

Sure, celebratory sounds good (shhh)
by Joshua Kates
November 9th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Ramonet Rampage
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: A Ramonet Rampage

Any bottles of the Ramonet still rampant after the rampage? Big fan of the Les Enseigneres; I like PYCM's version (different spelling, if I recall). I find it to be one of the more outstanding lieux-dit.
by Joshua Kates
November 3rd, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 82
Views: 8035

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

YLee - So did yours already ship? I contacted Woodland back at the beginning of October, and they said they were expecting these bottles to come in sometime early to mid-December. I'd also be pretty disappointed if they changed their free shipping on a case policy, as I had confirmed that this woul...
by Joshua Kates
November 2nd, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 St Innocent and a quick comment on Willamette aging
Replies: 54
Views: 2379

Re: TN: 1989 St Innocent and a quick comment on Willamette aging

My understanding is that Eyrie releases some of these older bottlings themselves and at a quite high price point, despite the foregoing, if I recollect properly.
by Joshua Kates
November 2nd, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?
Replies: 61
Views: 2196

Re: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?

I actually disagree with last post. Bordeaux and Burgundy in red seem to me to represent two different poles of approaches to wine--one, as others have said, based on the profile of a chateau, which blends!, and which does not have to source from contiguous vineyards and the other, much more tied to...
by Joshua Kates
November 2nd, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3397

Re: If only one country...

Yes, Portugal, Austria, Australia (in that order), and maybe add New Zealand for the Pinot.
by Joshua Kates
November 1st, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Such a long time and a nice story
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Such a long time and a nice story

Thanks so much for this, François,

It's good to know that you are well and wonderful to have you back posting. Amazing narrative and notes, as always; just what many of us on the board need in these dreary times.

Santé
by Joshua Kates
October 30th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘93 Red Burgundy
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: ‘93 Red Burgundy

Had a white, Ampeau '93 Puligny Les Combettes, which was mindblowingly good; a few reds still to be drunk, especially Lafon, Comtes Volnay Santenot. We'll see.
by Joshua Kates
October 27th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 20
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

I have idiosyncratic views on Chablis; I don't love the defining characteristics of the appelation as much as some do. Perhaps for that reason I like what I've had from C. Moreau, which reminds me of Raveneau, at least the Raveneau I've drunk (which ain't that much), which also just seems like great...
by Joshua Kates
October 27th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CHESTNUT CHICKEN (for Halloween!)
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: CHESTNUT CHICKEN (for Halloween!)

Nice recipe, Martin,

Thanks--partner loves chestnuts, so may give this one a go!
by Joshua Kates
October 27th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 169
Views: 15837

Re: Dominique Laurent

Jean Menwa wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 10:08 am
Has anyone tried his Beaux Monts? CT scores look good. Anyone know where vines are located? It's VV.
He's a negoce only, does not own any vines, as I understand it, so presumably his sources can change from year to year.
by Joshua Kates
October 26th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Calon Segur
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: 1982 Calon Segur

Great note, Mark,

Really captures Calon, which I also like a lot and drink a fair bit of. Sometimes they delight in weaker vintages--the '98 gave me a fair amount of satisfaction; but I have not had many from '80's.
by Joshua Kates
October 25th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy and Duck Cassoulet
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: Burgundy and Duck Cassoulet

Nice bottles! It is not the way that I would have gone, but maybe that they were on the young side helped. It seems like it worked wonderfully, so when then do I know?
by Joshua Kates
October 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

This note gets a 91+ for the dramatic flair alone. + 1 But Tomás situation remains unfortunate. It can indeed be funny in Burgundy how wide the swing is between hits and misses. Sometimes they just don't show so well--and I myself would not be opening any 2010's now. And they are always subtle wine...
by Joshua Kates
October 21st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let`s talk Scheurebe!
Replies: 31
Views: 1060

Re: Let`s talk Scheurebe!

I have some 2015 Keller. In another thread Martin Zwick said to drink up, fwiw.
by Joshua Kates
October 16th, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Scallop Shelf Estate
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2014 Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Scallop Shelf Estate

Yup, Peay, especially the Scallop Shelf, is the real deal. I have a vertical back to 2010.
by Joshua Kates
October 15th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Chateau Clerc Milon
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: TN: 1996 Chateau Clerc Milon

Thanks, Tom,
I have some younger ones ('05), so I am curious to see how they age. (I know there was another recent thread on Clerc but good to have more contributions.)
by Joshua Kates
October 11th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?
Replies: 26
Views: 2056

Re: What's your favorite Chambertin besides Rousseau and Leroy?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 11:15 am
Are you including Clos de Beze as well?.
Is this a tease, Mark?

Let's say he was, what would be your favorites?
by Joshua Kates
October 3rd, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1861

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

Though I like Jancis a lot and subscribe to both the New York and Financial Times (FT is a great paper, btw), she is simply wrong :) White burgundy with all its viscissitudes is tops for me.

Maybe this link will work better?

https://on.ft.com/3iti16f
by Joshua Kates
October 2nd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: DONE
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: FS: 2010 Lopez de Heredia Rosado (3 bottles)

PM sent.
by Joshua Kates
October 2nd, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ulysse Collin Champagne Les Pierrières (France, Champagne)
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: TN: 2010 Ulysse Collin Champagne Les Pierrières (France, Champagne)

The Collin, along with Billecart-Salmon Rosé, is sort of the house champagne over here, both Les Perrières and Les Maillons (BdN). Closest I can get to Selosse at a price point I can consistently afford. That said, I have been drinking the 12 base, which is really fun, so maybe the '15 needs more ti...
by Joshua Kates
October 2nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annapolis MD Wine Shops
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Annapolis MD Wine Shops

Mills, right near the docks, used to be the go-to spot, especially for old world wines, but I have not been in a while. Even back in the day, oddly enough, they seemed to have two different pricing systems, one for customers who walked in off the street and for others they knew. This may have been t...
by Joshua Kates
September 28th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF!! Lombardi Wines Mailing List??
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: WTF!! Lombardi Wines Mailing List??

I also got this and also did not sign up. I noticed among their events list, one which I had participated in the past and I thought they might have gotten it from there. But who knows?
by Joshua Kates
September 28th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60725

Re: #GlassFire

Wow, as others have said really terrible news--I just hope Roy, Ben, their families and everyone else remains safe.
by Joshua Kates
September 28th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: TN: 1996 Ch. Rauzan-Segla

Yes, nice wine, nice note! '96 is turning out to be a fun year.
by Joshua Kates
September 28th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7269

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

Here's a post of Claude's from 2014 : Thanks, John, very helpful; "round" seems to me like a good descriptor. Nothing recent but back in the day I hugely preferred the village Chambolle which retailed for around $40 to the Bussiere which ran to the princely sum of $55 or so. But I see from John's p...
by Joshua Kates
September 26th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller Scheurebe trocken
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: TN: 2019 Keller Scheurebe trocken

Martin Zwick wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 9:48 am
2019 Keller Scheurebe trocken

It’s a MORSTEIN. 40-50 years old Scheurebe vines in the Morstein vineyard. And not available outside the estate. I
So is this different, then, from the Scheurebe trocken available more widely, some of the 2015 of which I own (labels look the same)?
by Joshua Kates
September 25th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7269

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

Here's a post of Claude's from 2014 : 2013 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru – Clos de la Bussière This is a monopole vineyard. For a long time, it gave a wine that was quite rustic in its youth and took a long time to come around. Beginning in 2002, due to changes that Christophe made in the vineyard and ...
by Joshua Kates
September 25th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Douro - when to drink?
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: 2000 Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Douro - when to drink?



You'd never guess that Ferreirinha is owned by Sogrape, the same company that produces a certain wine named Mateus Rosé.
No, I would not have--pretty cool piece of info, Tomás,

Plus now you have me thinking of looking for the 2011.

Cheers!
by Joshua Kates
September 25th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2739

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 7:38 am
And I definitely wish more women would participate here, if for no other reason than to balance out the number of comments about wives not "getting" the wine habit. :)
Yes, this irks me, too; maybe we can have a moratorium on it?
by Joshua Kates
September 25th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7269

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

I shared an '01 Roumier Clos de la Bussiere with friends last night, and it was quite backward, with little fruit showing. Quite tannic and, overall, a bit rustic. No pleasure given. That's my usual reaction to their Bussiere... Well, this could be vintage dependent. I had an '07 Bussiere recently ...
by Joshua Kates
September 23rd, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

. . . Why isn't the store's placement of the product on the shelf (presumably with a label identifying the product, as well as the price) construed as an Offer to sell that is deemed accepted when the buyer presents said item to the store in an attempt to purchase? . . . The simple answer to "why?"...
by Joshua Kates
September 22nd, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

Really annoying! I hate when that happens. I will not us this retailer.
by Joshua Kates
September 20th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2002 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers

Thanks for the note, Jeremy,
I think Dominique's wines can give value, even these older ones, eventually "eating their oak," but I know that view is controversial and his is a style not everyone will like in any case.

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