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by Rauno E (NZ)
December 6th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: TN: 2002 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley

Great note on a great wine. The '02 is one of my favourites.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 6th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Thanks for the notes - I've not had a convincing Leflaive '04 yet, so perhaps they just wanted some time. How many of those darn '83 Margauxs are corked grrrr!
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 3rd, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Long Lived Are Top Brunellos From Outstanding Vintages?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How Long Lived Are Top Brunellos From Outstanding Vintages?

I've not had a lot, but Soldera and Biondi Santi Riservas at 20-30 years old are fantastic and in no way "old"
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 30th, 2018, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2299

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

But if they're all 100 points... does that mean I should buy the cheap one or the expensive one?!? What a conundrum...
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 28th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 127
Views: 4091

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Hang on, are you saying my Louis Vuitton luggage is NOT three times better than Tumi???
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 25th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet | Raveneau | PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Ramonet | Raveneau | PYCM

Dream dish with those wines? I would eat one of my own kidneys to drink those wines regularly ;)!! But lobster is probably the better match, though I reckon seared tiger prawns would be even better.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 25th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux

Sounds like a pretty lackluster showing for the Musigny and RSV? Do you think it's a timing thing for either of those wines, or just what they are? Thanks for your recent notes btw - you've been drinking well!
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 21st, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect red wine glass?
Replies: 71
Views: 2307

Re: The perfect red wine glass?

Dinu - part of the confusion could be different metrics. The "imperial" fluid ounce is 28.4 ml whereas the "US" fluid ounce is 29.6 ml (IIRC). Now, that ~4% difference doesn't explain 680 ml to 765 ml but it could be one of the factors :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 20th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone had 08 BdMartray Corton Charlie?
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: Anyone had 08 BdMartray Corton Charlie?

Had one a couple of weeks ago - all in fine shape, though not as precise as 2010. More fruit expression though.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 11th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a great Haut Brion 1962 from a low fill.
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: TN: a great Haut Brion 1962 from a low fill.

Nice! It's great when the fear at an imperfect bottle condition is overcome by the quality of the wine :)
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 11th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?
Replies: 48
Views: 2562

Re: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?

Two different points on the price spectrum: - Recently had a rare chance to drink Ramonet Montrachet. I bought a single bottle of 2010 at a very steep tariff but had been offered up to three bottles: I now thoroughly regret not getting that "quarter case"! It now appears pretty much unobtainable and...
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 4th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr
Replies: 33
Views: 2247

Re: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr

I would tend to agree that many Puligny GCs are quite opulent - say even cf the 90s. But many village and 1ers continue to be lean, taut and minerally. I would also argue that given appropriate bottle age, many Meursaults still become relatively opulent. Roulot is very lean when you drink it young f...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 31st, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 107
Views: 5262

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

I would encourage everyone to spread the word on Chave nowadays - being an oaky mess that will never integrate or be as good as the non-oaky NRs. That should reduce demand... ;)
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 30th, 2018, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 3697

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Obviously, people are going to suggest Coche and Raveneau and Roulot though that may not be a lot of help to anyone starting out collecting WB who lacks $quillions or long-standing connections to those with serious allocations. I would suggest: - Jacques Carillon, particularly at village and 1er lev...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 29th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru white burg vineyards
Replies: 48
Views: 1677

Re: 1er Cru white burg vineyards

Howard - language is an imprecise thing. I happily drink a bunch of Drouhin and Bouchard, and they are lovely. They aren't Leflaive or Sauzet though.
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 28th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru white burg vineyards
Replies: 48
Views: 1677

Re: 1er Cru white burg vineyards

There's a couple of ways to think of this topic. The first is: Which 1er cru vineyards produce good wine in general? Given the importance of producer, I see that as analogous to "which vineyards do 'even' negociants and lesser producers make lovely wine from"? My views would be: - Perrieres and Gene...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 4th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg to the 9s: 96 D'auvenay Folatieres, 97 DRC Montrachet, 99 Jayer Echezeaux, 09 Liger Belair La Romanee
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Burg to the 9s: 96 D'auvenay Folatieres, 97 DRC Montrachet, 99 Jayer Echezeaux, 09 Liger Belair La Romanee

Excellent Fred - wines and notes. I wonder what would be left to do "Burgundy to the 10s" :)! I've only had two d'Auvenays, that same Folatieres and one Chevalier. Stunning wines, but just ridiculous pricing and availability now. Interesting observations on the LB La Romanee: are you saying this is ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 26th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne: Blanc de blanc vs Blanc de noir
Replies: 46
Views: 2312

Re: Champagne: Blanc de blanc vs Blanc de noir

It's wine by wine for me - they can all be great. Probably not useful to say "Krug vintage is great" and therefore that's the best approach. What about Salon? What about Selosse single vineyards? What about Comtes? They are all great wines.
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 25th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants Keep Destroying my Corks - Help!
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Restaurants Keep Destroying my Corks - Help!

Is it illegal for you to bring a bottle you've already opened in the safety and comfort of your own home?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 23rd, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 42
Views: 1316

Re: TN: 2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

Adrian - what do you mean with "I hope is not a reflection of how long it's expected this wine wine will last"? Do you mean DIAM5 is unsuitable for a couple of decades of aging?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 15th, 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: | Agrapart | PYCM | Arnoux | MG | Hudelot |
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: | Agrapart | PYCM | Arnoux | MG | Hudelot |

I did not know that Marcus - thanks for the info
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 13th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: | Agrapart | PYCM | Arnoux | MG | Hudelot |
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: | Agrapart | PYCM | Arnoux | MG | Hudelot |

Great line up and notes, thanks. Interesting you ranked the Suchots above the Latricieres, particularly in '09. I really like the latter - especially in "ripe" years - because it tends to be a bit cooler and savoury. Haven't tried the '09 though.
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 11th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Jack
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Do Jack

Thanks for the notes Jeremy, fascinating as always. How was the Echezeaux as last red? Any reasoning for its positioning after what are often considered "bigger" wines - and did it work well in that position?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 11th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of four Charlies - by Charlie
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: A tale of four Charlies - by Charlie

I'm glad there was a picture that disambibuated 2001 + 10 + 4 = ??? ;) The 2011 was very good when I had it last year, but sadly 2012 and 2010 this year were underwhelming, early-stage rapid-aging onset or - benefit of the doubt - just a bit too closed up. Shame BdM have increased their pricing, bec...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 9th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus And Tax
Replies: 75
Views: 3399

Re: Petrus And Tax

Linda I don't think those advising you to be cautious are just trying to "get" you. I'm not American but have been on this board long enough to see many sorry tales of the difficulties and legalities of shipping wine into and around the US. I would take the cautions at face value. Sure, MOST of the ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 9th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Ch. de Beaucastel CdP Rouge (375ml)
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: TN: 1998 Ch. de Beaucastel CdP Rouge (375ml)

I've had three bottles (750s) of this in the last nine months, ranging from really good to excellent. Mostly rather elegant, rather than what I would usually associate with a CNdP mess (and I've had a few). Sure, there's some hints of prune in the fruit flavours, but enough of everything else to bal...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 6th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 24
Views: 1588

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Jason - also see the discussion on Boillot on the Night 1 thread. I have not had a premoxed bottle of the Moucheres, which is unusual given the frequency with their other wines. Perhaps there's something in the viti or viniculture of that wine that makes it non-susceptible... which raises the questi...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 5th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 24
Views: 1588

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles

Thanks for great notes again, Don. These tastings and reports are always very informative. Just wanted to check on format and pour - I imagine you use only a single bottle of each wine and it's around 50ml per person?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 5th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Greg - if it's any consolation, I've had the BdM 2010 CC maybe six times, and it's been consistently lovely
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 4th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night One – Feb 7, 2018 at Valentino

Sadly, Boillot has been showing a high incidence of advanced or oxidised wines - probably more so with the CC in my experience. However, I've had not a single PM Moucheres unduly advanced, let alone oxidised. Zip. Zero. So that strikes me as rather odd, given that the bottling process, corks and a l...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 30th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 5962

Re: Selling Wine

Well, if this IS a con and Linda is just baiting good luck to her. I would be amazed if any regular poster - even reader - of this forum would go for it. So many threads on risks of fakes etc etc. And if it's NOT a con: Welcome Linda :)!! I would say your uncle was quite unwise gifting you guys the ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 30th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An interesting white burgundy offer...
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: An interesting white burgundy offer...

I've had great success with '05s excepting Grand Crus. Particularly the 1ers are in a great spot right now. I don't think I've had a premoxed one out of about 30-40 bottles in the last couple of years. Of course, producer plays a massive part and I have no idea how Marcs Colin and Morey fared...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 28th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC
Replies: 48
Views: 4238

Re: 2015 DRC

The main problem for buyers is getting sufficient quantities to stock EACH of their super-yachts appropriately...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 28th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC
Replies: 48
Views: 4238

Re: 2015 DRC

Well, at least they've priced the RSV in the right place :). Shame you're not getting offers for the Ech as I'm sure that would be the winner in the line up!

But anyway, Buzz, so how many cases did you buy ;)?
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 26th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 31
Views: 1865

Re: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande

Interesting Jim. FWIW, we had a 1990 Pichon Lalande early this year (+/-). It was lovely, elegant claret. I think many of the '02s and '04s with green characters or under-ripe tannins will be pretty average now, but turn into very nice drinks with another ten years.
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 22nd, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Ramonet with '15 Grand Crus
Replies: 94
Views: 9088

Re: Roumi Yeah!

Roumier is the language of god, all else is poor translation. At least, that's what Rumi WOULD have written if he'd tasted at Roumi :)
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 20th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 12-14 nights in Spain sometime between March 15th & May 15th
Replies: 46
Views: 1381

Re: best cities in Spain

A few thoughts - I spent a couple of weeks in Spain last year. Madrid is very good, but a very different feel from Barcelona. While the latter obviously have some lovely stuff, it's intensely touristy and over-run now. There's a bunch of stuff to do and see in Madrid, but it's also an excellent base...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 9th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9763

Your dumbest purchase

David - what's wrong with the '02 Dom Perignon?
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 9th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with an insane (mostly Spanish) list
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Help with an insane (mostly Spanish) list

Interesting list, and I see your dilemma. Couple of suggestions: Whites - Venus Universal Dido 2015 is a reasonably fun white at $85 - Lafarge Meursault 2013 at $125 you could do worse - Bachelet Chassagne 1er Macherelles 2015 at $190 is probably more like 2x retail than 3x and a jolly good drink Re...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 9th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9763

Your dumbest purchase

Scratched my nose in the auction room during bidding for a mid-90s Bass Phillip (famous in Oz for its PN) Premium Chardonnay - the auctioneer called me at $55, nobody went higher, and I thought ok no point correcting them, might as well give it a whirl. Completely dead.
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 8th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preconceptions And The Perception Of Quality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1083

Preconceptions And The Perception Of Quality?

Marcus and David, you're right in that it's almost impossible to get consensus on quality in any sort of universal and objective way. We can drink an '85 Lynch Bages and '16 Mouton side by side and PREFER the former for drinking now with our meal, while marvelling at what a wonderful (and "better") ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 7th, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preconceptions And The Perception Of Quality?
Replies: 30
Views: 1083

Preconceptions And The Perception Of Quality?

There's a number of things to unpick here. Let's leave aside "what is typicity" because no good rabbit is likely to emerge from that warren. Firstly, nobody should be surprised if a wine someone has chosen (based on expectations) is something of a disappointment where it comes across as a different ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 6th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Advice please: first time in NYC
Replies: 53
Views: 1432

Advice please: first time in NYC

Wow thanks all - some great advice and ideas. Do you tip for Ubers, and if so how? We're used to pretty much never using or needing cash, so carrying small notes around will take some getting used to! Neal - I like jazz without being anything like an afficionado (more of a classical listener). Proba...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 6th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?
Replies: 43
Views: 1831

Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?

What is you saw Montrachet mis-priced at $45 or so?

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by Rauno E (NZ)
August 2nd, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.
Replies: 54
Views: 4135

Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.

I'm amazed at such faith being expressed that buyers will factor this in. In my experience, few buyers do and focus really just on the hammer price. That's why this move is good business but also awfully sneaky ;)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 31st, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flipping
Replies: 181
Views: 9482

Flipping

Mark - I loved the 2005 Palmer at near-arrival taste, but have not opened any since. And I think we're on the same page re the distinction of Bdx where there is near global access and market liquidity cf highly allocated wine. I also had the impression "flipping" has connotations beyond selling. I s...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 30th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flipping
Replies: 181
Views: 9482

Flipping

Mark - for me, the answer would be "yeah, maybe". I wouldn't personally do it unless I fell on hard times etc. But I do think there's a difference between taking an allocation of a low-production wine, at mate's rates, with a long waiting list, under the guise of someone who will drink it; and buyin...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 30th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flipping
Replies: 181
Views: 9482

Flipping

Robert - I'm open to more exceptional circumstances such as what you describe. If you're buying the wine in the first place under the pretence of being a normal consumer, I'd still say that's wrong. And if you're feeding the abandoned puppies from the shelter to the starving children, that's probabl...
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 29th, 2018, 11:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 1794

NYC offlines

If this ends up happening in October (2Nth or something), I'd be delighted to join with my wife, space permitting of course. We will be in NY for a week or so from NZ. I'm a white burg tragic so deep on those, but have a fair stack of red burgs I've had to buy as hostage wines ("if you want some Rou...

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