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by Mike Evans
July 15th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 42
Views: 1466

Re: Disappointing Huet

A recent 1957 Clos de Bourg Demi-Sec was incredibly fresh and much lighter in color than a 1997 Champalou Moelleuse opened with it. Tasted blind, I don’t know if I would have gotten within 40 years of the vintage on the Huet.
by Mike Evans
July 14th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 9500

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

How high can these be stacked safely? I see that Carlos has them 8 high, but would anyone who has them have any concerns about 9 or 10 high stacks?
by Mike Evans
July 10th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11217
Views: 506246

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ok, I succumbed. A couple bottles of the 08 Bollinger GA. That is 27 bottles of champagne I have bought since the beginning of 2017. That might exceed the number of bottles of it I bought in the first 30+ years of cellaring wine. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only latecomer to Champagne, though...
by Mike Evans
July 10th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11217
Views: 506246

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 Cristal x 4 (I need to work on my impulse control)
by Mike Evans
July 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6516

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

IIRC, Parker lied by stating before the tasting that he would not include Beaux Freres, Callahan took him at his word and guessed something else, then Parker sycophants mocked Callahan for what really amounted to trusting Parker to be honest. I’m somewhat biased, as I was a huge Parker fan when I j...
by Mike Evans
July 9th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6516

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Found it! I have no idea whose page this is: http://www.wine-people.com/paradise_at_the_milton_wine.htm It also links to Mark Squires' account: http://marksquires.com/novdec96.htm#nov1 It's mostly like what I said above but even trickier. Coche-Dury and Leroy white burgundies mixed not just with Ma...
by Mike Evans
July 9th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11217
Views: 506246

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ok, I succumbed. A couple bottles of the 08 Bollinger GA. That is 27 bottles of champagne I have bought since the beginning of 2017. That might exceed the number of bottles of it I bought in the first 30+ years of cellaring wine. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only latecomer to Champagne, though...
by Mike Evans
July 9th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6516

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Yes, Marcu$, but that’s the point. The modern, ripe, fruity, oaky Bordeaux are Napa-esque, having more in common with a big, extracted Cabernet than a classic Bordeaux if you look at the individual elements on paper. Yet still very different from Napa in the mouth. This thread, the old favorite Vin...
by Mike Evans
July 5th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 27
Views: 576

Re: New Orleans Hotels

I haven’t been there in over a decade, but I always enjoyed the Hotel Monteleone.
by Mike Evans
June 28th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: TN: 2015 Caves Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

My 1995s have aged very well, though I drank my last Montée de Tonnerre in 2015 and I’m down to my last bottle of Les Clos.
by Mike Evans
June 28th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5137

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)

Gus, Thanks for the Gerard pics. Looks like a fun visit. I imagine those wines as being classic/traditional style. What was your take? How was his Condrieu? East Cobb is close to where I grew up - Alpharetta. As a kid in the late 70's and 80's it was a tiny little town. Crazy to see it today. I liv...
by Mike Evans
June 26th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 168
Views: 8456

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I suspect that it will be harder for wholesalers and retailers to build coalitions supporting anti-shipping measures now that Wayfair has significantly undercut the lost tax revenue argument.
by Mike Evans
June 26th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 45
Views: 2605

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Charlie Carnes wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Kevin, have you experimented with a rosé? I am always bothering Beau at Random Wine to make some more. Maybe you will beat him to the punch.
I’d be very happy if you could talk Beau into making another sparkling rosé, as his sparkling Gamay is outstanding.
by Mike Evans
June 25th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Beaujolais from this list?
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: What Beaujolais from this list?

IlkkaL wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 12:56 am
The 2015 Beaujolais from Metras is a beauty and punches way above its designation.
I agree with this 100%.
by Mike Evans
June 21st, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11217
Views: 506246

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Today has been brutal on my cellar reduction plan:

Mixed case of Goodfellow whites
2007 Taittinger Comte Rosé
1990 Billecart Cuvée Nic
1990 Perrier Jouet Fleur
1990 Pommery Cuvée Louise
1990 Pape Clement
1995 Trotanoy
2000 Lynch Bages
1966 Batailley
1964 Pichon Lalande
1966 Vieux Château Certan
by Mike Evans
June 20th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Un très beau repas (Dom Pérignon 1970, Ca d'Morissio 2003, Dow's 1985, ...)
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Un très beau repas (Dom Pérignon 1970, Ca d'Morissio 2003, Dow's 1985, ...)

Thanks for the notes. Which 1971 Huet Clos de Bourg did you have?
by Mike Evans
June 20th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85 Rayas.... WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 1485

Re: 85 Rayas.... WOW

The 1985 Fonsalettes are pretty spectacular as well and a recent Cuvée Syrah showed lots of remaining life.
by Mike Evans
June 20th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 42994

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Which Champagne am I NOT drinking? The horribly corked 2004 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut I brought to the restaurant tonight. I ordered a NV Delamotte Brut off the menu, and it was an adequate but not exceptional replacement. Nice mouse and creamy mouthfeel, a little biscuit, grapefruit on the ...
by Mike Evans
June 19th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Broken cork on champagne bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: Broken cork on champagne bottle

I’d use eye protection but with that in place wouldn’t hesitate to use a corkscrew.
by Mike Evans
June 19th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2455

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Matt Mauldin wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Atlanta-specific, but best fast-food fries anywhere are at The Varsity.
As an Atlanta native who has loved The Varsity for more than 40 years, I regret that I can’t agree. They can be great if they are cooked enough, but too often they are undercooked, greasy, and soggy.
by Mike Evans
June 18th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

The original Elouan notes were taken down and new, less inflammatory but not more complimentary, notes were posted later
by Mike Evans
June 18th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another restaurant wine list query
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Another restaurant wine list query

Under your parameters, I’d have trouble passing on the 1990 Knoll Ried Schütt Riesling.
by Mike Evans
June 11th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1961

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

This past weekend, a 2017 Viña Reboreda Godello paired brilliantly with grilled octopus with chorizo, white beans, and crème fraiche.
by Mike Evans
June 10th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: TN: FWG Lunch with Gaia Gaja

Thanks for sharing the notes and the experience. One question, though. You describe the 1961 Barolo as “Explansive in the mouth.” Typo or portmanteau?
by Mike Evans
June 7th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2455

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

The LA Times in their best fries article put it well: And bringing up the rear is In-N-Out. Before you tell me there’s a way to “hack” these fries, or somehow make them better, either by loading them with American cheese and secret sauce, or by ordering them well-done, I will grant this: It certainl...
by Mike Evans
June 3rd, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: TN: 1999 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

A bottle of the 1999 WS Auslese last week was pretty incredible as well, with a fair bit of petrol on the nose, lively fruit, and the prismatic interplay of sweetness and tartness that makes these wines so versatile and compelling.
by Mike Evans
May 29th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 3985

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Based on recent bottles of 1988 and 1999 Eyrie PG, that is a shame, as both were exceptional.
by Mike Evans
May 29th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4488

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

d’Angerville Ducs when it went over $80 Roumier chambolle when it went over $72 Roumier Cras when it went over $95 Roumier Bonnes Mares when it went over $110 Bachelet Charmes when it went over $120 Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes when it went over $115 Mugneret-Gibourg Feusellottes when it went over $8...
by Mike Evans
May 24th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350668

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Quite a few last night:

by Mike Evans
May 22nd, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3452

Re: 2017 Gonon

Did Fu piss you off too? Not yet [cheers.gif] When he does I will open a 1996 Allemand Reynard. It might now be within the window I have a not-so-secret crush on N. Rhône wines from 1996. Sounds like a reason to travel to Orlando for the first annual Fu You Offline. I have a fair assortment of 1996...
by Mike Evans
May 21st, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...
Replies: 29
Views: 1991

Re: Some more wines - Rougeard, Latour a Pomerol, Lahaye, Bise...

Shame about the Buster, the 1998 and 1999 have been pretty special in recent years. I’m also looking at the last of my 1996 and 1997 Pierre-Bise Coteaux de Layons and will miss them when they’re gone.
by Mike Evans
May 20th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GG's - What to drink young and what to age
Replies: 90
Views: 3499

Re: GG's - What to drink young and what to age

Mike, I have a bunch of GGs . We need to taste them. Don Having never had a GG from anyone, but following this thread with interest and seeking a reference point, would it be fair to analogize some of the criticisms of Keller to those of F.X. Pichler about 10 years ago (and maybe continuing to the ...
by Mike Evans
May 18th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 12726

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Had dinner last night with Eric Baugher, winemaker and COO of Ridge. He was upfront about the cutbacks. He was not happy that they had to do it, but the MB selection was only 30% of the harvest, so much less than normally anticipated. He said it was normally closer to 50%. Did he discuss things the...
by Mike Evans
May 17th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 153504

Re: Official Costco Thread

ykwon wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 10:40 am
Corey N. wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 10:36 am
Mike Evans wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Plenty of 2008 Dom P at the Brookhaven Atlanta Costco last night for $137.99.
How many cases did you grab, big baller?
Mikes daily drinker I bet
I wish. I resisted temptation and left it all for others.
by Mike Evans
May 15th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 153504

Re: Official Costco Thread

Plenty of 2008 Dom P at the Brookhaven Atlanta Costco last night for $137.99.
by Mike Evans
May 12th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 315
Views: 18820

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

A 2008 Matello Bishop Creek PN last night was corked. Shoot! I will see if I can dig out another bottle to replace the corked one. If I don’t, We can either refund you or exchange a different library bottle for you. Sounds good, thanks! I really like your wines, so I’d rather have a replacement of ...
by Mike Evans
May 12th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 315
Views: 18820

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

A 2008 Matello Bishop Creek PN last night was corked.
by Mike Evans
May 8th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I'm in the camp that there's really no reason to age these - it's certainly not a transformative process like you see with Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir. More persistence as opposed to improvement. But as some folks have said, if you like them a little less edgy/energetic, no harm in doing so either. A re...
by Mike Evans
May 8th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - 08 Cristal, 16 PYCM Remilly and etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - 08 Cristal, 16 PYCM Remilly and etc.

Just to pile on with how well the 1986 Talbot is drinking, a few of us had it alongside wines like 1989 Las Cases and 1989 Lynch Bages at a dinner party in January, and it easily held its own--with several of us having it right at the top. I wish I had some in the cellar. -Michael Michael, nice to ...
by Mike Evans
May 8th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - 08 Cristal, 16 PYCM Remilly and etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - 08 Cristal, 16 PYCM Remilly and etc.

Piling on with more praise for the 1986 Talbot, it was one of the first wines I ever bought and it has remained one of my favorites over the past 25 years. I’m unfortunately down to my last two bottles and it will be a blow when I drink my last.
by Mike Evans
May 2nd, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 10213

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I’ve long been critical of Guigal, but recent bottles in blind tastings of the 1995, 2000, and 2008 La Landonne and a 2008 La Mouline have ranged from very very good to exceptional. The 2000 La Landonne is particularly interesting, as the last one was quite nice and not showing a lot of wood while a...
by Mike Evans
May 1st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group - April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group - April 2019

I drank my last 1985 Fonsalette Syrah last year and greatly enjoyed it: 1985 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône Château de Fonsalette Cuvée Syrah - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (12/1/2018) Burgs, Rhones, Piedmont, and Krug : A brilliant aged Syrah more reminiscent of Cote Rotie than anyth...
by Mike Evans
April 29th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2307

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Kris Patten wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Haut Brion
Latour
Lafite
Margaux
Mouton
This is my order as well.
by Mike Evans
April 27th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11217
Views: 506246

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I broke down for a couple more 2008 Dom Pérignon, as Costco’s $137.99 price is just too tempting. Which one has it? The one by the galleria has 09s last I went I grabbed the last two off the rack at Brookhaven but didn’t check to see if they had more under the rack. I previously got some at the Per...
by Mike Evans
April 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11217
Views: 506246

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I broke down for a couple more 2008 Dom Pérignon, as Costco’s $137.99 price is just too tempting.
by Mike Evans
April 27th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2603

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

I can’t speak for others, but I BYOB for several reasons: 1. I know what I like to drink. 2. I don't like ordering unfamiliar bottles off a wine list. 3. I have a ton of wine in my basement, and it needs to be consumed in a timely manner (before it goes bad, and within my lifetime). 4. To save mone...
by Mike Evans
April 22nd, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?
Replies: 48
Views: 1448

Re: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?

Got it. That's helpful...thank you. Do winemakers purposefully adjust exposure to oxygen in the winemaking process? It would seem to me that, in general, oxygen exposure would be avoided at almost any cost in most winemaking situations. Do some Chardonnay producers allow a little bit of exposure, a...
by Mike Evans
April 22nd, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 16 Bordeaux, 1 standout and 10 not so good/ flawed wines on a beautiful day
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: Lunch with 16 Bordeaux, 1 standout and 10 not so good/ flawed wines on a beautiful day

The photo under your note for the 2005 Rieussec is of the 2007 Doisy-Védrines. Did you have both wines?
by Mike Evans
April 20th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8605

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Let's not forget Squires - and his shirts - when doling out accountability for what happened at eBob. https://www.dailydot.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/jeff-goldblum-jimmy-kimmel-live-1024x512.jpg And he banned my avatar! He was pretty solid for Port I have to admit though. Squires was just the h...
by Mike Evans
April 19th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350668

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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