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by Rauno E (NZ)
July 10th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1917

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Puligny Montrachet by some margin
Gevrey Chambertin for red
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 9th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchots Dessus
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchots Dessus

Bouard Bonnefoy also has a piece of En Remilly 1er cru in Chassagne. Abutting GCs seems to be a theme. I have no idea what happened with the Blanchot Dessus parcel, and haven't come across that wine. Glad to see this has held up well!
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

Tim - you're spot on about DMS, though I'm quite tolerant. In general, some of the best NZ producers have learned to handle it - i.e. I've seen clear improvement since screwcaps were first adopted. One of the other things I noticed though on my sole noughties trial of LEAS: the wine had aged very di...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 8th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

Your mistake, Kent, was trying to drink the noughties vintages ALREADY ;)! Just joking of course, and frankly I cannot have a relevant opinion on LEAS since the 1999 as I have only had one bottle from the noughties. I'm hoping the style hasn't shifted too much, particularly re ageability.
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 8th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

Tim - have you consistently aged LEAS to 20 years? I find it's too boisterous young (fruit, oak) but quite unparalleled once it's aged, and not polarising at all. Served blind, I've had people consistently picking the Cote de Beaune. One of the most consistent, best value, and highest quality aged C...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 6th, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

This was under cork. I've enjoyed '02, '04 and '05 in recent times - while these are all more exotic than the 90s, say, the '08 was just taking the mickey. At least this bottle. Jeremy - I'm sure you've had far more than me, but my favourites from the 90s were '94 and '98 IIRC, so it just goes to sh...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 6th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

I wish it had been oxidised (or corked, or something) because then I could be optimistic for the other bottles I have. This came across as a pristine bottle. I might just see if another 5 years makes it better.
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 5th, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2209

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

My advice would be to go with Bordeaux, German Riesling and Barolo / Barbaresco. Absolutely, there will be great wines from many other regions already mentioned - but it's trickier to find and buy the right ones. Why? Well, I infer from you asking and being a first time poster that you're not alread...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 5th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 764

TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

I haven't posted a TN for a while, so I thought I would (as a Public Safety Announcement) with this one because it is just quite ... interesting. Tried to enjoy this three nights in a row with food that would / could work - ham off the bone, salmon, chicken. I like Giaconda. I've enjoyed many of the...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 5th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 111
Views: 4935

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

2003 Rhones. I can't think of any other combination of vintage hype for a specific region when the wines turned out soooo terrible.
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 4th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A pair of 2017 Pulignys
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: TN: A pair of 2017 Pulignys

That’s a great grab, Ilkka. The referts is the best version of that vineyard made by anyone (imho) and tiny production. Ages magnificently. His best 1er, though others would put the Perrieres up there too.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 26th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

LOL if those are indeed real DRCs then I bet buying them and flogging them off at auction (bought direct from retailer, one owner since) will yield a very handy arbitrage :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 26th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11176

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Backup the truck! Wait, that is in HKD, right ;)?
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 25th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1939

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Carillon (spanning Louis and Jacques) as producer

Carillon puligny montrachet as wine, across all vintages
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 24th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4040

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

This all seems very one-sided. I'm going to have to drink an awful lot. If people keep posting, I shall have to open a fourth bottle!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 23rd, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11176

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Michael - it would certainly seem strange to me if you can backfill 15/16 cheaper than "new" 17 allocations. The only reason to buy the offered 17s would then be to maintain your spot for being offered 18s and 19s!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 21st, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhône white wines
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: Rhône white wines

IMHO the string of recent good vintages, climate change and technological improvements probably mean there is more good+ quality white rhone available than in the past. Personally, I really like (some) white rhones but that is based on a number of favourites rather than any conscious effort to taste...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 19th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Marc Colins et Fils Montrachet
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2003 Marc Colins et Fils Montrachet

Paul: Dauvissat Clos. Not typical, but a pretty extraordinary wine. FWIW, I can’t think of one from the cdb but probably haven’t tried enough
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 18th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet "Clos des Chevaliers"
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet "Clos des Chevaliers"

Thanks for the note. Sounds like a '12 that will continue to age quite gracefully. This Chevalier is now one of the top notch ones being made, imho.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 18th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52746

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I think Jeff is relatively thick-skinned compared to other critics, and I would echo you Dinesh - really appreciate not only his site but very insightful participation here. Now that I've buttered up, questions for you Jeff ;)! - Do you think the Pichons are in "best ever" territory? That's the impr...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 18th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Thanks for the notes. I've been wondering where all the White Bordeaux TNs are ;)! Seems like extended cellaring for these means rolling the dice a little. I have a bunch of recent releases (probably '14 on?). Could someone chime in with thoughts on drinkability at different ages and stages? In gene...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 17th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

I was just trying to remember whose grapes they are, thanks Jasper!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 17th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

I have personally had few premox problems with Sauzet since the '05s. Have not had a recent vintage Montrachet, but both '14 and '17 should be superb. It's typically a more exotic style (suitable for the vineyard) than Sauzet's other wines - like they're letting themselves go and having fun a bit :)...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 17th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Thanks Dale! That’s good info I didn’t realise. I would still expect to have come across more TNs here for those whites, but as this thread shows there are quite a few here who buy them and perhaps I have been inattentive. And helpful to be forewarned lest I get tempted by LMHB.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 17th, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Andy, but at the top the numbers are very, very different. There are hundreds of cases of LMHB Blanc and hundreds of bottles of many examples of grand cru white burgundy.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 16th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5422

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

I'm not sure '89 Lafite was ever hyped as "great", but there's certainly a lot of examples of supposedly great vintage + first growth = dud. FWIW, all the '82 PLs I was lucky enough to taste were quite lovely. My nominations would be: - Chateau Grillet (just not a good or very interesting wine) - Eg...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 14th, 2020, 2:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Laurent Roumier Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Laurent Roumier Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru

Good to see a TN on Laurent - have come across this a few times on restaurant wine lists ("Roumier Bonnes Mares... $XXX") seeming like a great deal because it's "only" 2 x wholesale of Domaine George. Have always laughed and sent the bottle presented back to pick something else - I must be some kind...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 14th, 2020, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 || Keller || Coche-Dury
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: 2015 || Keller || Coche-Dury

Whoa! What are the chances those corks got mixed up ;)!!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2242

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

GGs: 11%
Auslese: 42%
Spaetlese: 22%
Kabinett: 11%
BA: 8%
TBA: 4%
Eiswein: 2%
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5869

Re: Keller Silliness

It does seem odd that people think a $200 Coche Dury Village Meursault is good value but a Keller Riesling somehow cannot be good value at that price.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 1004

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Thanks for the clarification. My teenage son loves pork belly and making it (did his first solo when he was 11) so I shall mobilise him to feed the rest of us again soon with this recipe :).
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Describe each first growth Bordeaux in one word.
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Describe each first growth Bordeaux in one word.

Latour - dark
Lafite - bright
Mouton - plush
Haut Brion - earthy
Margaux - floral
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

Hi Shaun, I suspect nobody, no matter how “expert” will really know if the styles made in 2019 will age like wines from decades ago. I’m far from an expert and in my limited experience the Cabernet dominant wines have aged 35 years quite effortlessly. For example, Lynch Bages ‘85 is just lovely now,...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 1004

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Thanks Martin and great pictures. Did you get the skin crunchy just at the constant 150? I tend to do a 30-40 minute blast at the start at 250 before turning down. Also, do I have it right you didn’t use oil on the pork? I need to try that.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 12th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Magimix Cook Expert
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Magimix Cook Expert

And that was easy and tasty. Slightly more difficult to season properly vs stove top, but I managed. Kids queuing for seconds. Washed down rather well with Sauzet Folatieres 2007.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 12th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Magimix Cook Expert
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Magimix Cook Expert

Hi all - couldn't see a thread about this toy or some of the similar competitors. I've just become the proud owner of one :). Do others here use them and have innovative or great recipe ideas?

Just taking it easy this evening: Cauliflower soup. Will press the button to get it made shortly.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 12th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palmer - 2005 vs 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Palmer - 2005 vs 2016

You could try the 1999, which is not a "famous" year but an excellent Palmer. While it will continue to evolve positively, you can have one now to enjoy and figure out whether you like Palmer. I have had neither the '05 nor the '16, and presumably you've checked critics notes in case one of those is...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 12th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

I was just over in the 2019 EP thread pondering who buys and who drinks the top Bdx Blancs - production is way higher than most White Burgundies, and we see tonnes of TNs for those quite regularly. Would be great to see more notes and understand the trade-offs drinking young vs significant age and a...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 12th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52746

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Markus - the Blancs are only "small" production compared to Bordeaux Rouge. This site will have dozens and dozens of notes of people drinking Carillon BBM (or similar) which has around one tenth of the total production of Haut Brion Blanc. These wines are not more scarce than any number of other gre...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 11th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52746

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Out of interest, does anyone go in for the pricier whites? I just got offered LMHB and the Blanc is about double $$ the Rouge. Why are some of these so expensive - is the cost of production actually similar or greater than the reds? Is it actually demand? Who buys them at those sorts of prices? No j...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 10th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte - Transformer
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte - Transformer

Great note, and happy you had a good experience with the bottle. I wish the various Gagnards all shifted to Diam as there's some great wine and values in their various offerings. 2009 WBs have turned out really well I think, and good 1ers are hitting a lovely drinking window now.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 7th, 2020, 8:29 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: 14484

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Great effort all. $60k + raised in charitable funds, and a new $5 million options & trading rights market created ;)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 7th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

Out of interest, why is there such good volume at auction? If there isn't a large premium / arbitrage between mailing list and auction, why would there be so many flippers? Conversely, if those on the mailing list are the hardcore enthusiasts, how do the bottles get to auction? FWIW, with age I thin...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 5th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11176

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Would be great to be on that Corney & Barrow private buyer list (and some of their others) linked above! But I expect you get there after buying $X00,000 of a range of harder to move stuff. Good luck on your quest, Andrew.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 5th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52746

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I’ve not tried or bought Palmer for quite a few vintages but might consider this time. I hear they have reduced SO2 in recent vintages: is that a concern? Anyone have views on style changes since say 99/00?
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 4th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 946
Views: 52746

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Jeff - you're saying the 2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is (markedly) better than the 2014? That's quite an achievement!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 H. Boillot Puligny Pucelles
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: TN: 2009 H. Boillot Puligny Pucelles

Had some '09 Boillots recently with equally good results (Genevrieres and Criots) - quite a successful vintage I think in the end. Kris, my vote would go to the Leflaive, especially with the Pucelles not even the best 1er cru in the Boillot stable!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 2nd, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trio of aged Ramonet GCs
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: TN: Trio of aged Ramonet GCs

Ramonet GCs can be maddening. One bottle magical, the next a bit ordinary - and that's ignoring premox. When they are on, they are worth it :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 2nd, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4435

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Good work Chris - glad you've found some you like there.
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 29th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What could cause Barbarescos to be valued more highly than Barolos in the future?
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: What could cause Barbarescos to be valued more highly than Barolos in the future?

Well, Gaja has higher prices for their single vineyard Barbaresco than Barolo. Some Giacosa Barbaresco is similarly more expensive. So it will come down quite simply to... supply and demand :)!

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