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by Rauno E (NZ)
October 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 20
Views: 2660

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Lots of good stuff on the list, so why throw yourself at their mercy? Some of it is even "reasonably priced".
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 2nd, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19093

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Hopefully this lowers demand from the USA for a bunch of wines I want, making it easier for me ;)! I sympathise with you guys in the US though, at least those of you who didn't bring this on yourselves.
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 26th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9657

Re: 2008 Salon

I'd never really thought of Krug as basically a jumped up negociant before :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 26th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9657

Re: 2008 Salon

Ray - maybe he's just spreading a rumour so he can corner that market for himself ;)
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 26th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9657

Re: 2008 Salon

Why won't there be any 2008 Krug, Brian? I hadn't heard!!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 26th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vougeraie wines
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Tell me about Vougeraie wines

Tom - which wines and vintages have you had poor experiences with?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 26th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vougeraie wines
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Tell me about Vougeraie wines

Great to hear Bill - I do not have them in my clutches yet, but will soon. Did you have a favourite out of the trio?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 25th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vougeraie wines
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Tell me about Vougeraie wines

From my limited perspective, the wines (reds and whites) are continuing to improve. The Bonnes Mares used to be an absolute bargain, which isn't quite the case anymore sadly. Some interesting whites - Charlemagne is very nice and decently priced (now that everyone else has raised theirs!), an intere...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 23rd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9657

Re: 2008 Salon

I don't know anyone buying at that level either, but with "only" 8000 cases I can absolutely see enough people pulling the trigger. I'm far from suggesting it's a great investment and expect to see quite a bit of Salon 07 selling for a discount at auction soon ;)
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 23rd, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 136
Views: 9657

Re: 2008 Salon

I'm not surprised at all. Rousseau Chambertin "retails" for $3-4,000 in many places, so if you love Champagne and think of Salon as at that level, in a very limited vintage, and you have the money, you pay. Lots of conditions in that sentence, but I'm not that surprised many people meet them :)
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 23rd, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"

Paul - I've seen it quite a few times that the Moucheres is "younger" than stablemates, including the GCs. Even the '06 has held up well. This year, I'm cutting down my Boillot purchases to only Moucheres for this very reason!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 22nd, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: TN: 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

That sounds pretty grim. I've not tried the '09 but it certainly doesn't seem like a "typical" showing. Could it be low-level TCA? Or, of course, Beaucastel is just not that good in '09! The youngest I've had recently was 2000,which is showing very nicely.
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

And what a shame that Pierre Morey hasn't been able to replicate the previous quality of Leflaive with his own wines.
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 19th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

I only have a couple of 1ers left from 2007, so will line them up soon. In some ways, the BBM can age less well than the 1ers, which are done in a leaner style. But I also believe it can appear somewhat advanced simply because of its fruit weight rather than oxidation as such. The 2005 is very inter...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 33
Views: 1675

Re: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

Every time I try a 2003 Rhone I get the impression it was a worse vintage than 2002, at least for reds. Yet to have the Chave Hermitage though!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 18th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

Ian - I can highly recommend Sauzet, Carillon, Roulot and Ramonet. The "92-character" is possibly most obvious on the Roulots (cf other vintages) but also there (respectively) in the Combettes & Chevalier; Perrieres & Village (of course the BBM is ALWAYS honeyed, and possibly not a much superior win...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 18th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

Gosh - so it will be worth buying again, except of course that the Chevalier is now north of $1000 ;)!!!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 17th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

The 92s were very early in my white burgundy experience, and they certainly aged very well. I'm finding some similar characters in 2008 personally, so surprised that hasn't come up. Roulots have some exoticism / sweetness (quite different from their surrounding vintages) and quite a few other wines ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 17th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

Thanks for the notes, Mark. Sounds like - at best - the jury is out on the '96. I thought it might turn into a great wine, but your note suggests otherwise. I had the 1990 not that long ago and it was lovely, yes, a green note but not in any harsh way but rather providing complexity on the nose. A s...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 10th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: No One Knows

Just imagine if they had mixed it up with the Ports as well ;)! I've had too much trouble with Bouchard 2007s - that vintage has been consistently advanced across a range of their wines. Odd, as I've had no troubles with '05, '04 and '08s. What did you think of the Sauzet and Boillot '14 Chevalier h...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 10th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: TN: 2010 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts

Nice note Brian - I have the Jacques version, which is nearly always exceptionally good. The Francois wines don't make it over here afaik. Come over to NZ sometime and we'll do a comparison or vertical :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 10th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 3251

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Robert - I can see it making a difference to those customers who currently have a direct cost/wholesale plus mark-up allocation for those wines. I can count on the fingers of one thumb the number of people I know who are lucky enough to get Rayas and Mugnier in that way ;)! Even for most of us hunti...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 10th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting wines from New-Zealand : Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Rippon, Pyramid Valley, Greywacke, ...
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Interesting wines from New-Zealand : Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Rippon, Pyramid Valley, Greywacke, ...

Hi Laurent, that's a pretty decent cross-section of NZ wines. Would be interested in any observations you have on:
- style (e.g. the Pyramid Valley vs Felton Road)
- ripeness and structure of the Syrahs
Cheers
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 9th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 3251

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

I don't particularly mind one way or another, but would think it's funny to claim the reason is to release the wine only once "mature". Mature for those wines is not 6 years post vintage. AFAIK, the only producer to ACTUALLY release only once mature is Ampeau! Nonetheless, if it means less of those ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 1st, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3526

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Well, the value play here is clearly the Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche 2005, where you can pick up all five for only slightly more than the single of Musigny :)! And at least as good a BH score
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 22nd, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8191

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

What bargains are people actually finding? What sorts of wines?
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 20th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8191

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

So what are people actually buying? I've had a wee look in a few places, and pricing for most of the wines I'm interested in is 3-4 times what I'd want to pay, given I have previously bought at ex-Domaine cost + margin + shipping + taxes, and "retail" pricing is... absurd. So even after a 30-50% exc...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 13th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne

CCs all seem to have more or less doubled in price the last few years. Pricing of the PYCMs is at the higher end, which I'm unconvinced is warranted. Several 1ers in the stable appear to me to be more consistent, better wines, and for the money you can buy Puligny/Chassagne GCs that I like a good de...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 13th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2183

Re: 09 Wine

FWIW I've had several vintages of the Egly and been thoroughly underwhelmed. Expensive, not really burgundian, and perhaps at the level of some of the better Village wines from the CdN. Obviously YMMV, as does William's! I would be more inclined to lump it in with German and Austrian PN, and it shou...
by Rauno E (NZ)
August 8th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1301

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

The Rion. I'm sure some 1996 Fourriers could surprise on the upside, but I think this is before they were consistent and good.
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 22nd, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1463

Re: 1981 wine

Vega Sicilia Unico is very special. Possibly the single best 1981.
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 21st, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug | Keller | Chartron | Cos d'Estournel | Duroché | PYCM | Haart
Replies: 12
Views: 1966

Re: Krug | Keller | Chartron | Cos d'Estournel | Duroché | PYCM | Haart

Thanks for the notes. I think Chartron has lifted its game a lot over the last decade, and the top wines (like the Chevalier) are up there in quality now with other great producers. Sadly the pricing has been catching up too over the last few years!
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A trio of 2000 Chateauneuf du Papes
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: A trio of 2000 Chateauneuf du Papes

Thanks for the notes Jeff. I've recently had both the Beaucastel and Pegau - the former really good but the latter an unsavable, horrid, bretted mess (and I am Brett tolerant). This gives me hope the remaining two will be better :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
July 4th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3605

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

I bought some of the fancy Chapoutier cuvees at peak pricing in the mid-late 90s. I have also had that moment in the cellar of an acquaintance pulling the bottle for dinner. A 1978 La Chapelle I would have really, really liked to drink. He dropped it (his last bottle). Apparently, the cellar smelled...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 24th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Putting aside the follies of "investing" in wine, I think magnums are the way to go. All the reasons OP has listed, and not too big for most consumers. Just because people in some markets struggle to finish a 750ml doesn't mean we should drop standards ;)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 24th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9360

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I thought people on the Supreme Court like beer?

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by Rauno E (NZ)
June 19th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16423

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Alan - 2004 and 2007 are divisible by 3 ;) I've tried quite a few '03 Northern Rhones, including highly regarded and rated labels, but not had an encounter with the Chave. They were uniformly awful. If anyone salvaged a half-way decent wine from that vintage it could have been Chave. But I wouldn't ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 14th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2728

Re: Went nuts and ...

Interesting Mark - my sampling of Cos has been pretty small too, but IIRC I picked out the 2002 and 2003 blind - i.e. they reminded me enough of Cos for me to guess that in a line up. Of course, it could be that I associated anonymity with Cos from previous tasting ;). Last time I had it was a glass...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16423

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I've bought some Domaine De Chevalier (Rouge and Blanc) because I like them, PLL and Montrose. Decided I will pass on the bulk of offers - can't quite get enthusiastic about shelling out more $$$ for a vintage that I may like less than '14-'16s once I actually get to taste them. No FGs this time, an...
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche

Not so barren when you find Truchot, Coche and Rousseau ;)! Thanks for the notes
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Good to hear - I've not bought for probably around 10 vintages, so could be time to dip back in
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 13th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2728

Re: Went nuts and ...

Out of interest, when do people think Cos "lost its way"? I think the youngest I've had were 2002 and 2003 - the former surprisingly good, and the latter also given I expected it to be pruney and awful from the vintage.
by Rauno E (NZ)
June 4th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 7167

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

FWIW, we had a tasting of six 2009s a couple of weeks back - Domaine de Chevalier, Pontet Canet, Leoville Poyferre etc. The Domaine de Chevalier was the only one that looked like it might NOT need another decade +. Personally, I found 5 out of the 6 wines still far too young and monolithic. Quite un...
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 21st, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – Feb 20, 2018 at Valentino in Los Angeles
Replies: 33
Views: 2918

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

Interesting to see your take on the Bouard Bonnefoy. I have only this year come across them, as someone I know has started importing. I've tried one of the '17 En Remillys and was thoroughly impressed, have a few more for keeping. Sounds like I shall need to check in on them quite regularly to avoid...
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 19th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: TN: 1998 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

Thanks for the note - I was intrigued whether it was a positive one or not. I tried it on release and was in a minority at the time who saw no reason to buy it. Turns out that was probably the right decision for me. Of course, I'm still hopeful on a number of Chapoutier's other '98s but I could well...
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 16th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2293

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Yao - I really only went back to them from 2010 and have not had problems. Could be slightly earlier vintages are also fine, but I don't know.
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 16th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2293

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Bouchard, though it has its up and downs on consistency. Boillot used to be very good, but recent vintages have aged alarmingly poorly. BdM is a benchmark and appears pretty much recovered from its premox issues.
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 13th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Important vs. Unimportant tastings
Replies: 39
Views: 1892

Re: Important vs. Unimportant tastings

John - but when Tom did that, I assumed it was in homage (hommage ;)?) to previous thread titles.
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 12th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Important vs. Unimportant tastings
Replies: 39
Views: 1892

Re: Important vs. Unimportant tastings

I thought this had come about because the French word for important actually has a broader meaning - i.e. some posters with French as their first language have transliterated their thread titles and hence ended up with "An important tasting of..." when a more appropriate translation might have been ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
May 12th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selosse | Coche | Lafon | Ramonet | Mugneret | Hudelot | Rayas | Keller
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Selosse | Coche | Lafon | Ramonet | Mugneret | Hudelot | Rayas | Keller

Great wines and thanks for the notes. Lafon really seems to be back on an upswing. That Perrieres has got hard to find though!

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