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by Dale Williams
February 15th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINEBID-Is this auction wine a BUY?
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Re: WINEBID-Is this auction wine a BUY?

Perhaps the question was a joke. The condition on this bottle is beyond troubling and I wouldn't touch it, even were it a wine I'd quite like to cellar. I wouldn't bid on this, because I don't like Tertre Roteboeuf. Strange label condition. I tend to bid fairly high on damp stained labels and good ...
by Dale Williams
February 12th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10194
Views: 451374

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 4:55 pm

So I bought a few bottles of Billecart Salmon Rouge, a
B-S makes a Coteaux Champenois? New to me. Please post a TN when you try. What was price? Not usually a Coteaux Champenois fan, but occasionally find one that appeals.
by Dale Williams
February 8th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3389

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

Dale, that's terrible service; I hate when that happens. What would have made it right by you; to get you to return? Initially I would have been fine with just correct charges. Even if 1st attempt at correcting bill had done a correct bill, I would have been irritated but maybe returned (at time pr...
by Dale Williams
February 8th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3468

Re: My first Keller gmax

I didn't notice any overt botrytis but one person at table immediately said CSH VT when the rest of us were guessing CSH. This had tropical fruit but a lot of minerality, and did remind me of ripe vintage CSH.
by Dale Williams
February 8th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3468

Re: My first Keller gmax

This was the first G-Max I had with any age (I'd had a tiny pour at a dinner 10 years ago, when I thought it was expensive but nothing like current pricing). I thought incredible. Intellectually I don't have any reason to spend less on whites than reds- some of my greatest wines have been whites- bu...
by Dale Williams
February 8th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3389

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

In the summer of 2007, the only table I regret was a couple that came in, ordered a 1999 Sassicaia and had their meal. At the end of the meal the man called me over and asked me to take a photo of them for their 5th anniversary. After taking the photo he said that they went to Sassicaia for their h...
by Dale Williams
February 6th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tastings study
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Blind tastings study

Interesting, indeed - particularly doing the test with novices and more experienced tasters. Very interesting is this: An interesting finding of this research is that even when tasted blind, there was a positive correlation between preference and price—the higher the price, the more positive respon...
by Dale Williams
January 28th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Please help me understand Huet

According to Broadbent, the '89 Constance has 162 g/l rs Tasting note: Made from botrytis affected grapes from Huet's three vineyards, Le Haut Lieu, Le Mont and Le Clos de Bourg. Yield only 5 hl/ha, 309 g/l sugar in the juice, long fermentation in the barrel just achieving 10.9% alcohol, leaving 162...
by Dale Williams
January 26th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Please help me understand Huet

89 Constance is my favorite dessert wine of all time, though not sure I'll ever taste a mature bottle.
I do think of Moelleux as less sweet than most Sauternes, more Auslese than BA, unsure of technical sweetness levels,
by Dale Williams
January 26th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Please help me understand Huet

Well I'm pretty sure the 400 g/l is a typo. That's approaching essencia level, and I've never seen that at Huet (or in Loire).
by Dale Williams
January 18th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?

Too bad about Wayward Tendrils, sounded interesting! Poppy, if you don't want to go to hassle of selling individual books (probably hard to find someone who wants entire collection), why not find a good bookseller who will take on consignment? As a former auction person, sure you realize worth is us...
by Dale Williams
January 18th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7020

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Kirk.Grant wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 10:03 am
This is pretty neat! Can I ask how folks got invited to try these glasses?
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by Dale Williams
January 17th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 156
Views: 7020

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Enjoyed test driving the Liberte. Compared to Gabriel Gold, the '14 Pepiere Gorges was even more focused and mineral in the Liberte. I confess I couldn't really notice any difference with an '11 Drouhin Morgon. I liked the way it feels, though aesthetically the wide base looks odd to me, but probabl...
by Dale Williams
January 13th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10194
Views: 451374

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jay Miller wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 6:59 pm
1999 Drouhin Beaune Clos does Mouches
Betsy was just saying it's been a while since we had Jay and Arnold to dinner...... :)
by Dale Williams
January 11th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

I do not use a lot. Occasional Goulash and smoked pastrami, along with adding some to cole slaw, deviled eggs and tuna salad. While all spices fade, few do as fast as paprika. I'd aim for smaller containers. I like Szeged, but often throw out half a box (we use paprika a lot, but more smoked than h...
by Dale Williams
January 10th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7470

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Andrew Dodd wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
All joking aside, this is just clearly not my style.
I'm sure if this is your thing, it is probably a respectable wine. (50 pts.)
You do realize this isn't wine?
by Dale Williams
January 9th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7470

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

1982 Domaine de Chevalier 55 points '82 DDC is a famous underachiever, but this is about CT average, which for '82 DDC is 88.9. I'm a big fan of DDC in general, own quite a few vintages from 60s through 80s, but wouldn't buy the '82 except at a fire sale- it's variable, but the better bottles might...
by Dale Williams
January 4th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Erik Coley A+ Seller
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Erik Coley A+ Seller

Add me to the satisfied buyers list, A+
by Dale Williams
January 3rd, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly: style?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Haut Bailly: style?

I've only had the 2008 a couple of times, liked a lot, didn't find spoofy at all, very balanced (but much tighter in mag than 750). Whether that holds true in uberripe vintages I don't know
by Dale Williams
January 2nd, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 2931

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

Your first link shows nothing in this regard. Second link, one exception? Though the page says "Certified", but then doesn't show what for, so who knows. OK, but in general, failure to protect the land and crops, and mostly in organically grown fields. I pretty much stopped buying anything "organic...
by Dale Williams
January 2nd, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 2931

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

. And don't forget that ALL cases of recent food poisoning came from "organic" farms, so yes, you got a full disclosure of "organic farming", but yes, you also got all the food poisoning in the process. Welcome to real world. I'm certainly not an organic activist, but this is simply removed from re...
by Dale Williams
December 30th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1806

Re: Dim Sum matching?

Timing as in what time of day (dimsum is for the most part a brunch) and also appropriate. When I go to restaurants for dimsum, I do not see tons of wine bottles or glasses on the table. The many small dishes have a hard time staying on the table when food is piling up around them, and the atmosphe...
by Dale Williams
December 29th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

I lived in Korea for about 18 months in the early 2000's. I really miss their culture & food. Along with BBQ one of my favorite dishes was Soondubu Jjigae. It's a tofu stew that's pretty spicy. I've found German Spatlese & Kabinett to work well. I'd imagine off dry Chennin Blanc would work well als...
by Dale Williams
December 28th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: TN: 1990 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

I think first JG was mid90s
Personally I think a "luxe cuvee" for a (good) midtier claret just cannibalizes prices on main wine
by Dale Williams
December 28th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 1827

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

at first I read title as Seeking Execrable....
by Dale Williams
December 27th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Aging Bourgogne
Replies: 21
Views: 1047

Re: Poll: Aging Bourgogne

I voted 10+, because that's what I usually age the Bourgognes I buy to age (Lafarge, Gouges, Mugneret-Gibourg, Bachelet)
Others I drink young,
Served a '02 Bachelet with quail course Christmas, drinking perfectly for my tastes (though they were good 2010-2015 period too).
by Dale Williams
December 27th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dim Sum matching?
Replies: 97
Views: 1806

Re: Dim Sum matching?

I've had good luck with individual dishes with Riesling from dry to Spatlese, white Burgs/Chard, lighter red Burgundies, dry Pessac whites, Beaujolais, Loire whites. But Champagne is most versatile, especially if you don't know what will be on the carts. Our occasional dim sum group now usually just...
by Dale Williams
December 22nd, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Imagining a short “universal” restaurant wine list
Replies: 31
Views: 935

Re: Imagining a short “universal” restaurant wine list

So, tried to follow criteria but really just my ideal list in a random not-splurge restaurant. Wines I'd jump on at 2/2.5X retail pricing (none should be over $40 retail) Sparkling Castellroig Cava Foreau or Pinon Petillant Taittinger NV Rose Edmunds St John Bone Jolly Terrebrune Bandol Rose White D...
by Dale Williams
December 22nd, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1980 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: 1980 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge

Good score. I confess that though a huge fan of 20th century DDC I would have hesitated at even low price for 8 bottles - my very limited experience with '80 Bdx is not encouraging, though i would have tried 1 or 2 bottles. So glad it worked out.
by Dale Williams
December 19th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2749

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

I'm a bit bemused at idea you're surprised that after you didn't get response to your compliment, you didn't get response to refund request. Other than explicit repair warranties (autos, appliances, etc) I can't think of any product where recourse for flaws is through producer. If producer did respo...
by Dale Williams
December 15th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs 1996
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: TN: Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

vintage?
by Dale Williams
December 14th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congrats To VHR For Their AG 100 Point 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Congrats To VHR For Their AG 100 Point 2016

Really? Willing to start a thread but can't actually type name of winery?
While not Cali-centric, I am on lots of boards, and no clue.
by Dale Williams
December 13th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite right bank Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1465

Re: Favorite right bank Bordeaux

Based mostly on 2001 and earlier
L'Evangile
Trotanoy
Cheval Blanc
Magdelaine
VCC
Canon
Conseillante
Figeac
Ausone

I haven't had enough Petrus to include, but in theory...
by Dale Williams
December 13th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 1919

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Back then Cordier used some funky shaped bottles. Meyney from the 60s used them. Is this one of them? They are cool. Pretty sure those Cordier bottles were used (by Gruaud, Talbot, Meyney) from 1960 till '77 or '78, I had 59 Talbot in regular bottle, and 79 Gruaud. My '62 & 75s in Cordier bottle. I...
by Dale Williams
December 12th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 1919

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Haut Brion
DDC
Pichon Lalande
Latour
Ducru
Pape Clement
Montrose
Calon Segur
Leoville Poyferre
Gruaud

That's primarily based on 1961-2000 vintages, I haven't tasted much post 2005
by Dale Williams
December 12th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 1919

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Paul Jaouen wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:54 pm
1. Margaux
2. Latour
3. Haut Brion
4. Pichon Lalande
5. La Conseillante
6. Pichon Baron

After that it's too close to call.
They moved Pomerol to Left Bank? neener
by Dale Williams
December 7th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 75
Views: 3082

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Not sure how it's germane to the question at hand, but: Le Pergole Torte, Quintarelli Amarone, Bartolo Mascarello Barolo.
Pergole Torte could of course be Chianti Classico if they chose to claim the appellation.
by Dale Williams
December 7th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Annual truffle dinner at Ben-and-Wendy’s.

Thanks Ramon My notes below Ben and Wendy hosted our Bordeaux group for our almost annual white truffle dinner, with a Piedmont wine theme. A great night in their lovely apartment in Greenwich Village. 2011 Pierre Peters Les Chetillions Yeasty, brisk,pears, needs a little time for me, but good B+ 20...
by Dale Williams
December 1st, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2840

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

70, 75, 78 and 79 produced some good to excellent wines. In my experience one can't really say the same about 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, or 77. But my experience isn't as exhaustive as some and I would be happy to learn about where I am wrong. 1971 made some really good wines, especially on RB. And Graves...
by Dale Williams
November 25th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton

Auction wines are a lottery, the more expensive the wine it seems the higher the risk. Ive had way more bad bottles from HDH than good.i dont blame them, it just seems to be the way it is with auction wines. I find this an incredible post. You've had way more bad bottles than good, but you don't bl...
by Dale Williams
November 23rd, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: Thanksgiving dinner mishap - 1982 Mouton

Painful night. '82 Mouton when on is glorious. But also for years has been used as poster child of risks of buying on secondary market (whether auction or retail). Super-prestige wines get traded a lot, more opportunities for damage, which is why wines known to be bought on release get significant p...
by Dale Williams
November 23rd, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In The Pantheon of Great Bordeaux QPRs: 1986 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 42
Views: 1732

Re: In The Pantheon of Great Bordeaux QPRs: 1986 Chateau Meyney

Probably the wine I've drunk more of than any other For years I argued the '89 over the '86 as best Meyney ever (all of the 80s Meyney from decent vintages were quite good), but last 5-8 years the '89 faded a little. Now '86 is my clear favorite. Served T'giving to non-geek crowd, everyone loved, th...
by Dale Williams
November 15th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!
Replies: 45
Views: 2159

Re: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 7:31 pm
1989 Chateau Cantemerle. Well past prime.
that's pretty clearly a cooked/badly stored bottle, '89 Cantemerle is a great value wine
by Dale Williams
November 12th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a great Haut Brion 1962 from a low fill.
Replies: 2
Views: 287

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

I'm glad expectations were exceeded! Hope some of the others show as well.
by Dale Williams
November 9th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Marcarini Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: TN: 1971 Marcarini Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Sounds great, reminds me of a bottle I served last Nov- showed great, fully mature, but not tired, stayed strong through evening. Had another bottle couple of weeks ago that wasn't as good, a little stewed and not as long. Could be storage, could just be bottle variation under cork. to be expected a...
by Dale Williams
November 5th, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Château La Croix Canon (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Canon-Fronsac)
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: TN: 1998 Château La Croix Canon (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Canon-Fronsac)

I drank my last '98 10 years ago, but it was enjoyable then (I think it was $10-12 on release). At that time it was a Moueix property, but think they sold a few years later
by Dale Williams
November 4th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Felsina Chianti Riserva advice
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: 1995 Felsina Chianti Riserva advice

I thought it was the 95 Rancia that there was discussion of a lot of corked bottles of a dozen or so years ago, but that might have been the magnums (or it could have been another Chianti-ish wine like rhe Montevertine). Just a vague memory, mine were all fine I think. But in any case the original d...
by Dale Williams
October 31st, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....
Replies: 18
Views: 924

Re: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....

I'm strongly for accessibility. But in interest of fairness, how old were these websites? I think pretty much all websites established 12+ years ago wouldn't qualify. The non-profit I run just totally redid our 2000-era website, which I know before didn't do well mobile, and probably therefore wasn'...
by Dale Williams
October 30th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau La Conseillante 1982 -2001
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: TN: Chateau La Conseillante 1982 -2001

Thanks Ramon. My notes and group vote below Monday was a La Conseillante dinner at Bobby Van’s in midtown East. I was last one there (hey, only 3 minutes late) and found a nice group waiting. Also waiting was the NV Benoit Lahaye “Naturessence” Champagne . I liked at first- on drier side, pear and a...
by Dale Williams
October 28th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting wine from a frosted bottle...
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Decanting wine from a frosted bottle...

As Greg says (if I understood correctly), most old Rioja were severely filtered, so not much sediment
But in any case a brighter light (high power LED) should work

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