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by Michael S. Monie
July 10th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday TNs - 2016 Tignanello, 2017 Schloss Lieser Auslese GK, 2004 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Birthday TNs - 2016 Tignanello, 2017 Schloss Lieser Auslese GK, 2004 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

I'm used to drinking Tig with 10+ years of age. I had a bottle of the 2016 with dinner at Patsy's late last year. It really seemed over the top in extraction. Happy Birthday!
by Michael S. Monie
July 10th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Blancs (France, Champagne)
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: TN: 2008 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Blancs (France, Champagne)

So, will this be another vintage of this wine, (as is the 2002) that we are told after the fact that despite the strength of the the vintage, much of the Chardonnay produced is lacking?
by Michael S. Monie
July 8th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years

The largest flaw in the petulant Ms Smeltz's premise of wine enjoyment is that affluence and appreciation are mutually exclusive. As one who is definitely not affluent, it seems to me pretentious to assume that because of the size or value of what one has, that discounts the possibility of using tho...
by Michael S. Monie
July 7th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years

No beauty to be had here: The Most Expensive Single Malts on Wine-Searcher: Whisky Name Ave Price The Macallan Lalique 55 Year Old $163,494 The Macallan Lalique IV 60 Year Old $135,644 The Macallan Lalique 62 Year Old $132,242 The Macallan Lalique 72 Year Old $117,052 The Macallan 50 Year Old $104,8...
by Michael S. Monie
July 7th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: One of the Best Pieces of Wine Writing I've Read in Years

I was under the impression that before social distancing, the millennials were taking care of the transition of "hoarding wealth to experiencing".
by Michael S. Monie
July 1st, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2809

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Perhaps they should bottle the 2008 en magnum and package it with 750s of the 05, 06, and 07. [wow.gif]
by Michael S. Monie
July 1st, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Del Posto Selling Off Wine Cellar - Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1802

Re: Del Posto Selling Off Wine Cellar - Auction

Anyone know the backstory regarding this other than the obvious need to raise cash?
by Michael S. Monie
June 30th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NV vs Vintage Champagne
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: NV vs Vintage Champagne

From a few years ago: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=135948
by Michael S. Monie
June 28th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2809

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

It will be interesting to see if those who usually buy are willing to spend that amount. For my money, I'll go with the 2013 Peters Chetilions for 2/3 the price.
by Michael S. Monie
June 28th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2809

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Jay Miller wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 10:09 am
Mark G had posted a while ago that the release was being delayed until October.
Anyone know why? Can't see the economy improving in the short term.
by Michael S. Monie
June 28th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 58
Views: 2809

Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

A couple of offers on pre-release going back a few months. What is keeping this from being released?
by Michael S. Monie
June 12th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 108
Views: 5405

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

From a couple of years ago: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=153170
by Michael S. Monie
June 8th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello

Andrew K. wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Would that not be a Grand Slam?
Not to be confused with a Denny's breakfast!
by Michael S. Monie
May 31st, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: £350 strawberry
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: £350 strawberry

alan weinberg wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 10:34 am
the effort--and pride--at being the best at even menial tasks is something to cherish and emulate. Great thread. Great culture.
It's been part of their culture for a long time: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen_no_Rikyū
by Michael S. Monie
May 31st, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: £350 strawberry
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: £350 strawberry

Only in Japan, where it can take 10 years to be a bona fides tempura cook, could they get away with this.
by Michael S. Monie
May 30th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What could cause Barbarescos to be valued more highly than Barolos in the future?
Replies: 21
Views: 1822

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

Alex, What an insightful post. This board at one time had an ongoing, dynamic discussion about Barolo. Unfortunately that is no longer the case. Hopefully you will contribute here on a regular basis. Salute!
by Michael S. Monie
May 29th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2366

Re: Caymus cries foul

Anyone check on Plumpjack or Cade recently?
by Michael S. Monie
May 26th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?

Jim Brennan wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm
I know alot of folks in our local whiskey "society" who prefer the 1910 over 1920. Just saying. I've not had it yet.
If you like Blanton's, you'll probably like the 1910.
by Michael S. Monie
May 12th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 919

Re: Wine pairing with music

Robert Dentice wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 6:51 am
Michael S. Monie wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 6:08 am
I'm looking for something to go with Mahler's 5th.
German Riesling!
Not wine, but I was thinking Benedictine.
by Michael S. Monie
May 12th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 919

Re: Wine pairing with music

I'm looking for something to go with Mahler's 5th.
by Michael S. Monie
May 10th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Atypical Email From Flannery
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Atypical Email From Flannery

It was obviously an anomaly in the way it loaded on my device. I'm glad.
by Michael S. Monie
May 9th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Atypical Email From Flannery
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Atypical Email From Flannery

Came home to an atypical email supposedly from Flannery that looked all the world like fishing. It included links which I did not click. Anyone else have concerns about this?
by Michael S. Monie
May 4th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?

2008 has it in spades, Agreed- and FWIW I have found that to be a characteristic with most 2008s in youth. In my growing population of TNs for the vintage, I have come to refer to it as the "lemon wall"- that point where the champagne in question shuts down mercilessly with heavily lemon-tinted aci...
by Michael S. Monie
May 2nd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?

Perhaps I misinterpreted the question, but I read it as does Cristal go thru a stage where lemon is the dominant character and its one-note. You do get notes of lemon, lime, green apple and other malic notes, but I've never had a Cristal where I said "wow, that is lemony". You got it right: "wow, t...
by Michael S. Monie
May 2nd, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will California Tasting Rooms Reopen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2434

Re: When Will California Tasting Rooms Reopen?

So, what's going to be first: the tasting rooms or the beaches?
by Michael S. Monie
May 2nd, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?

The last bottles of both 2008 and 2009 Cristal that I've had have been dominated by an overtly lemon profile. I don't remember this being the case with previous bottles of either vintage. Has anyone else experienced this?
by Michael S. Monie
April 24th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1388

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Thanks, enjoy!
by Michael S. Monie
April 24th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1388

Re: So We Built a Joseph & Curtis Wine Cellar

Cooling system? Insulation?
by Michael S. Monie
April 24th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7628

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

This seems like a pretty odd place for you to be then I didn't say anything when I read that post, but I 100% had the same reaction. Not knowing the quantity and quality of things we've consumed it's hard to compare. My point was probably drastic when looking back. I'm new at this and still in disc...
by Michael S. Monie
April 22nd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Piper Cab 2010-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: WTB Piper Cab 2010-2015

Just out of curiosity, why no 2016? I hear it is excellent.
by Michael S. Monie
April 21st, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...
Replies: 145
Views: 7628

Re: "Let's see if all of the hype is worth it." Your stories...

In the case of the 2010 Latour, it's probably not so much if it's worth the hype as it is, is it worth the expense.
by Michael S. Monie
April 21st, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Red Burgundy would you buy under $400 to drink now?
Replies: 44
Views: 2637

Re: Which Red Burgundy would you buy under $400 to drink now?

Joe Mendez wrote:
April 19th, 2020, 4:29 pm
If you had a budget of $400 US dollars to spend on a bottle of red burgundy (to drink now) which one would it be?
Checkout what Nick Gangas is offering in Comerce Corner.
by Michael S. Monie
April 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: TN: 2015 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Terrific wines. Their Stone Cote Chardonnay is also top shelf.
+1
And their Four Hearts Chardonnay is delicious and a good value.
by Michael S. Monie
March 29th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gaston Chiquet Brut Special Club
Replies: 2
Views: 121

2004 Gaston Chiquet Brut Special Club

Disgorged July 2011 and bought upon release. A very desirable citrus-saline nose. On the palate, sour orange and a light toast. This could easily continue improving for another decade. Very fine indeed.
by Michael S. Monie
March 29th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone Check The Price Of 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Lately?
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Anyone Check The Price Of 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Lately?

Seller Information Offer Description Size USDSort: Price/750ml The Rare Wine Co. USA flag CA: Brisbane Worldwide Delivery Standard delivery 1 week 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo [ex-domaine 2014] Bottle (750ml) $ 475.00 ex. sales tax Go to Shop European Wine Resource USA flag CA: Richmond Worldwide ...
by Michael S. Monie
March 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

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by Michael S. Monie
March 20th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 10717

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

nomenu.com
by Michael S. Monie
March 19th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205872

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Knob Creek small batch 12 year old 100 proof: damn good stuff.
by Michael S. Monie
March 17th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7880

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I just received an email from Roy Piper saying that while he was topping his 2018's and 2019's he got an alert "to shelter in place".
by Michael S. Monie
March 16th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug: A Grand, Grande Cuvée!
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Krug: A Grand, Grande Cuvée!

Francois Olivier wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 1:34 am
>I have no idea what the base vintage was.

No krug id behind ?
Nothing on the label. V721 on the cork.
by Michael S. Monie
March 16th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Laurent-Perrier: A Grand, Grand Siecle "La Cuvée"
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Laurent-Perrier: A Grand, Grand Siecle "La Cuvée"

Pat,

I have 3 bottles of the 2008 L-P but haven't tried it yet.

Brad,

It's the heart-shaped label purchased on release about 15 or so years ago. It was opened at a restaurant and I did not keep the cork. I have 3 bottles left acquired at the same time.
by Michael S. Monie
March 16th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5453

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1975 Irroy Cuvee Marie Antoinette 1906 Pol Roger from 375ml 1916 Chateau Cantemerle 1952 Louis Latour Corton Grancey I've had mixed results aging Champagne in 375's. I'm really curious how a Champagne in that format from 1906 could be not totally oxidized and undrinkable. What was it that made it s...
by Michael S. Monie
March 15th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50651

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Has anyone had the Glenlivet "Enigma"?
by Michael S. Monie
March 15th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Laurent-Perrier: A Grand, Grand Siecle "La Cuvée"
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Laurent-Perrier: A Grand, Grand Siecle "La Cuvée"

Bought this on release about 15 years ago. I had not had a bottle in 5+ years and was really impressed with the way that it showed. Totally fresh with an almost youthful exuberance, this Grand Siecle had no noticeable oxidative notes. Full flavored citrus aromas and flavors and great acidity that wa...
by Michael S. Monie
March 15th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5453

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

I'm drinking it right now: 2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wow wine. The last time that I had it a couple of years ago there was a strong cedar component that I found to be distracting. No longer. This has integrated and is at the beginning of what I'm sure will be a long and graceful evol...

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