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by Kirk.Grant
November 12th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings
Replies: 9
Views: 796

The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings

I stumbled across this on YouTube and at first I was shocked, then I laughed out loud, then I felt really bad that people are paying $3,000 for a wine tasting with this man. If you look closely at the 1:38 mark there are two bottles of Henri Jayer ('59 & '64) that, to my mind look so fake it's offen...
by Kirk.Grant
November 11th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1981 LaCour Pavillon
Replies: 0
Views: 35

TN: 1981 LaCour Pavillon

This bottle was a wonderful gift that one of my wife's co-workers gave us because they don't drink. I didn't have any expectations...but damn was this awesome. 1981 LaCour Pavillon - France, Bordeaux (11/10/2019) This is F-ing ridiculous!! A deep golden yellow in the Zalto Universal. This leads with...
by Kirk.Grant
November 10th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 59
Views: 2040

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I bought as much as my budget would allow. Dom P, Pierre Peters, Vilmart, Cristal, Aubrey, Soutiran, and anything else I can grab. Waiting on the 2008 Comtes.
by Kirk.Grant
November 9th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

Wow, that sounds incredible. I think I have to dig mine out of storage when I have a chance. This is good incentive to keep buying recent vintages. As impressive as the 2013 was when I tasted it, I don't think I've ever had one that was ready to drink. There is no rush...but it was damn fine. This ...
by Kirk.Grant
November 9th, 2019, 2:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1525

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

I would have loved to try that '76 My understanding is that '76 wasn't a really good year in Bordeaux. It's my birth year and I've found it a tough year to find wines that aren't dessert wines that are still hanging on. I'm aware that the 1976 Grange is a legendary wine...but it's also commanding a...
by Kirk.Grant
November 9th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 5
Views: 296

TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/8/2019) A ruby core with bricking leading to a tawny meniscus. There's a depth on the nose that leads with leather, tobacco, old church pew, dried red fruits. The palate leads with bright r...
by Kirk.Grant
November 8th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: TN: 2016 Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano

Some may see a bottle of wine from this region, and, seeing its price point, make the safe pivot into Chianti Classico - that could be unfortunate, as this wine, like several others from the area, is just lovely. In no way do I disparage CC, rather I suggest this (mostly) little known area. After o...
by Kirk.Grant
November 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanters for ballers only
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Decanters for ballers only

I think I saw a couple of those at a local flea market for $25
by Kirk.Grant
November 7th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5237

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Brandon R wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
My maggie showed up today. How should one store a magnum of Champagne? Upright or on its side? I don't have an "angled" option in my offsite.
I say just open it to see if you want to buy more...?
by Kirk.Grant
November 6th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Did I miss the release and sale of the 2017 Goodfellow Bersker Cuvee?? I've never tried their wines...but I'd certainly be interested to try it. BD#10 - at the end of the offer https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=157845&start=50 Oh wow...I wish I hadn't missed this. Thanks for...
by Kirk.Grant
November 6th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Did I miss the release and sale of the 2017 Goodfellow Bersker Cuvee?? I've never tried their wines...but I'd certainly be interested to try it.
by Kirk.Grant
November 3rd, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out

Chris, what is your webpage again? Sorry for asking such a silly question.
by Kirk.Grant
November 2nd, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 83
Views: 4793

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

It's going to be a tough job for me to settle on one WOTY. I got married in September and as a friend said, "It was a wine weekend...and then you got married on Sunday." Wines that really stood out to me were the following: 1996 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne 2015 Henr...
by Kirk.Grant
October 31st, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill

For $39.95 it's worth the gamble to me...
by Kirk.Grant
October 27th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2757

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

I have a Eurocave and rolling shelves...so it's going to be 10-12 bottles. Probably my magnums shelf...
by Kirk.Grant
October 27th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fall Cellar Thinning
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: Fall Cellar Thinning

Gotcha! [cheers.gif]
by Kirk.Grant
October 27th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fall Cellar Thinning
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: Fall Cellar Thinning

Looking to sell the following wines, all stored in temperature/humidity-controlled off-site storage since purchase. Buyer pays shipping, can also do local pick-up/meet-up in the St. Louis metro area. Priority will be given to purchases of 3 or more bottles. E-mail me stotterb@gmail.com with request...
by Kirk.Grant
October 27th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BEWARE: DO NOT RESPOND TO OFFERS FROM CLEE FOR MACDONALD
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: BEWARE: DO NOT RESPOND TO OFFERS FROM CHRIS LEE FOR MACDONALD

c fu wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Multiple members on this board have been contacted by a Chris Lee via email stating he has Macdonald to sell. One member has already been scammed.

Do not buy wine from him.
Should there be a scam sticky in wine talk??
by Kirk.Grant
October 22nd, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fall Cellar Thinning
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: Fall Cellar Thinning

Brian, Any interest in trades? I'd be happy to trade some SQN for the following wines. 1 x 2012 Fratelli Brovia Villero - $70 1 x 2012 Fratelli Brovia Garblet Sue - $70 1 x 2012 Fratelli Brovia Brea Vigna Ca ‘Mia - $70 2 x 2013 Vietti Barolo Brunate - $135 each 2 x 2013 GD Vajra Barolo Ravera - $60 ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 21st, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots

I've had some real good luck with a few 2010 Burgs recently. While they're not anywhere near mature they are damn delicious!

A 2010 Thierry Richoux Irancy Veaupessiot was in a brilliant spot the last time I opened it. It makes me wish I had bought more...many, many more.
by Kirk.Grant
October 21st, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Long can a Finish Last?
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: How Long can a Finish Last?

I have had wines where the perception of the finish have lasted minutes...I sort of think of those finishes like the rising & falling tide of the ocean. Wines that stick out to me as having had particularly long finishes all seemed to have age in common accept the last one...but maybe it was that th...
by Kirk.Grant
October 21st, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 4915

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Humberto Dorta wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 3:32 am
Just had it this weekend...96 dom oeno.
That 08 cristal is a beast though...
That '96 Dom Oeno is amazing...I really wish I had bought more. It has a long, long life ahead of it.
by Kirk.Grant
October 20th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Léoville Barton
Replies: 25
Views: 2157

Re: 2002 Léoville Barton

Bought my 2002 Barton at garagiste, of all places, for $33. I remember being at the NH State Liquor outlets after getting out of the Army in 2005 and thinking, "Why would anyone pay $28 for a bottle of wine?" This was the wine that caught my attention because I liked the label. Of course they also ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 20th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NY Wine experience Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: NY Wine experience Review

In many ways this sounds like the Boston Wine Expo. That's another event that has seriously slipped down from being "a real wine event" to something akin to more of a booze cruse. I hate to say it, because it frustrated me when I hard it back in 2006, but what they do now is nothing like what they u...
by Kirk.Grant
October 18th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 3940

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

I don't plan to change my purchases...but then again, I often change my mind.
by Kirk.Grant
October 17th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 52
Views: 4894

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

What's the ETOH on the EBA's this year?
by Kirk.Grant
October 15th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1869

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Interesting poll, while my answer is now the last option as some point in my life I've also been:

ITB: Supply chain buyer (distributor, wholesaler, or retail)
ITB: Consumer buyer (for restaurant, events, etc.)
ITB: Front of the house (Somm, service, etc.)
by Kirk.Grant
October 14th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 4915

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Scott Brunson wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 3:41 am
96 Salon
96 Dom
02 Krug

I have an event with some heavyweights in early Nov.
I have not popped 08 Cristal yet--worth the infanticide?
Scott, I would say no based on my experience with the 2008 Cristal.
by Kirk.Grant
October 14th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

Overall impressions . I paid a lot of attention to this wine. I enjoyed the wine by itself and the experience of the wine opening up and developing over several hours. I don’t think I have ever experienced so dramatic a development and all in a positive direction. My wife and I still enjoyed the wi...
by Kirk.Grant
October 14th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: TS: 1999 Chateau Musar (aka "My First Musar")

Appreciate the note. I have a mag of the '99, and now I need to find an occasion to open it. D@vid, I just opened a magnum of the '99 Musar at my wedding in early September. It was the one wine (I think) that everyone enjoyed. There was none left a few hours later. It was surrounded by other stella...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

I think what I love so much about these wines is that they’ve always showed restraint, and the folks that seem to love them are “my kind of people” that all seem passionate and excited about sharing great wines and creating amazing experiences. Jim has always been so kind & generous with his time an...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

And some of your own favorites these days are? (I have the Olenik and Etzel Block in the same year and same format, but I thought they needed still more age than the Balcombe.) Or is that like asking a mother which she loves the most? Josh, based on the vertical of the Etzel Block we did in June th...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 18
Views: 2243

Re: 2017 Thomas letter??

My mailer arrived today. $770 for a case including shipping. Tom Opening one of my 2011's tonight to check in on them. I'd love to know what you think. Obviously that's a benchmark vintage for me. They will still improve with time sideways. I plan to check in again in 2 years. It’s still very vibra...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: TN: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard 2014

Don’t doubt it, know it. 27 Pinot Noir bottlings in 2017 and 2018 with 22 and 23 single vineyard bottlings respectively. Rare is the person beyond the staff that tries them all. Crazy in Oregon, but nothing I guess in comparison to Drouhin, Bouchard, or Jadot in Burgundy. And some of your own favor...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 18
Views: 2243

Re: 2017 Thomas letter??

Tom Lee wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 2:30 pm
My mailer arrived today. $770 for a case including shipping.

Tom
Opening one of my 2011's tonight to check in on them.
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 93
Views: 4028

Re: Barolo Sediment

I have roughly 12-15 bottles standing up at any given point in time. I have a small NY apartment with a 20 bottle wine fridge. While I rarely drink a whole bottle (maybe actually one bottle every 4-5 weeks) but often taste 3-4 oz. just enough to have an impression and write a tasting note. Are you ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 12th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 93
Views: 4028

Re: Barolo Sediment

I have no idea why you would want "kinda pristine" when you could have pristine, especially when the difference is so little volume. Convenience of not needing to stand up a wine 90 days in advance to enjoy it. I have roughly 12-15 bottles standing up at any given point in time. While I rarely drin...
by Kirk.Grant
October 11th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 93
Views: 4028

Re: Barolo Sediment

Doug is referencing me in the post above. I do rest ALL reds with any age that is sufficient enough to have created some sediment (or if there was some left from the bottling process). I find that all sediment in reds tends to leave the wine tasting more bitter. I also think that there is differing ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 11th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 4915

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

88 krug from mag 95 cristal from mag 96 taittinger comtes 96 dp oeno 02 vilmart coeur de cuvee Biggest disappointment easily 96 salon The 1996 Taittinger Comtes was probably my favorite Champagne of this year. It's also the wine we opened with our wedding party once we got back to the rental house ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 7th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5230

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

I’ve trusted the wine pairings at Piazza Duomo in Alba (3star) and at Taniere3 in Quebec City. I think if you’re “geeky” trusting the pairings can be fun & rewarding. If you’re particular maybe go for something else.
by Kirk.Grant
October 6th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 72
Views: 5818

Re: Winebid revised.....

Thanks for the message Russ. Instead of everyone calling, it seems that Mark Thompson suggested a good alternative. Grandfathering in all the purchases to date would be amicable, and start with the auction beginning 10/6. This is actually a really good idea. While I'm not one that likes changes...t...
by Kirk.Grant
October 3rd, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

As always, a nice note and beautiful photo. Also got me thinking that maybe there is no need to drink all my Sancerre on the youngish side. Jim, with the right producer they're really worth aging. I'd also suggest you check out Gérard Boulay. His wines need a little time, but are very, very special...
by Kirk.Grant
October 2nd, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

I opened this side by side with the 08 Dom Perignon and the Dom was the unanimous favorite. Maybe things will be different in 20 years. I hope so...this bottle cost me $79 at the NH state Liquor store. Are you sure that wasn't Ca'del Bosco Franciacorta in that golden plastic wrap? $79 doesn't even ...
by Kirk.Grant
October 2nd, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 18
Views: 2243

2017 Thomas letter??

Anyone gotten theirs yet??
by Kirk.Grant
October 2nd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

I opened this side by side with the 08 Dom Perignon and the Dom was the unanimous favorite. Maybe things will be different in 20 years. I hope so...this bottle cost me $79 at the NH state Liquor store.
by Kirk.Grant
October 1st, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6321

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Has anyone seen them in 375s? I’ve never seen a half bottle of Dom before - not at the caves or retail.. don’t think they are produced.. I don't know if they did or not, but I've heard stories of "small bottles" of Dom Perignon at a Golf Course. Given that it was my father (who is not "into wine" y...
by Kirk.Grant
September 26th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3370

Re: Delta Skyclub

Are you paying 10,000 points/glass or for a full bottle?
by Kirk.Grant
September 22nd, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1838

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

I snagged a single bottle while in WA on vacation for $95. It seemed to blow up after that release. I've heard they need a lot of time, so I'm waiting...as best as I can.
by Kirk.Grant
September 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1631

Re: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

...literally dumped half of the Salon down the drain. Could different disgorgement dates really explain such variability, or might there be some other cause? In that general era, there were some terrible problems with heat-damaged champagne, at least on the East Coast of the U.S. For a few years th...
by Kirk.Grant
September 22nd, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tignanello Recommendation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1949

Re: Tignanello Recommendation?

I just opened my last 2004 of three bottles and it was the very best Tig I've had. I would imagine that it's easy to find and a wine that's in a great spot at 15-16 years.

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