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by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2087

Re: California wine most like Latour?

PHuff wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Spottswoode?
Margaux
by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2087

Re: California wine most like Latour?

Eisele Vineyard Estate?
by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: TN: 1999 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Only 93 points? Your description sounds like a 96-98 pointer. Was there something holding you back on scoring? (I like Sandrone, and own a fair amount. What tends to hold me back somewhat is a certain slickness or homogeneity. One of my wine friends can spot them a mile away-says that every bottle ...
by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle
Replies: 268
Views: 28538

Re: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle

The now deceased originator of Popeye's Fried Chicken wanted to build a family compound on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain but elected not to do so when told a helipad could not be included in the construction.
by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2049

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

There is now a generation who thinks that the epitome of a fine meal is one that incorporates English Peas and radishes.
by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2049

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

The problem with us "1 percenters" is that we tend to see the wine world in terms of our own priorities. I've heard for a long time that the French generally drink Bordeaux on the younger side. How much young Bordeaux is consumed in restaurants worldwide every year?
by Michael S. Monie
November 17th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2049

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

I would guess that 99% of the world's wine drinkers (including the French) don''t care what a 2009 Cos will taste like 35 years down the road, as long as it taste "good" for at least 5 years after release.
by Michael S. Monie
November 16th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2049

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Even defective wine is subjective to degree of defect. For me, there is no such thing as a little corked. But I know those who can find enough redeeming value in a corked wine to continue drinking. People have varying degrees of acceptable levels of VA and Brett. Extraction in wine can be compared t...
by Michael S. Monie
November 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2049

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Unless a wine is defective, I would say no. It's the "if a tree falls in the forest" thing.
by Michael S. Monie
November 16th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 580694

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 mags 2012 Pierre Peters Chetillons
by Michael S. Monie
November 11th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3358

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Jerry Hey wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 2:25 pm
"If" premox is solely due to a cork issue, then why aren't red wines affected at that same rate, or even at all??
I asked the same on post #73 but apparently no one thinks it's relevant.
by Michael S. Monie
November 11th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4312

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Dustin Buchko wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Cristal, Dom, Bonville Belles Voyes, Launois Special Club, Comtes when it is released, possibly Krug if it is released. Trying to get a jump on the grower 2012s.
No vintage 2008 Krug, according to AG.
by Michael S. Monie
November 7th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Champagne to cellar

Cellar everything. Amazing how good Bolly Special Cuvée can be with a few years of age.
by Michael S. Monie
November 7th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3358

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Why white varieties, eg.Chenin Blanc, and not reds?
by Michael S. Monie
November 7th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?

If all these wines are available at half off and provenance is good, I would buy some of every vintage. We had a red and white Chave tasting a year or so back and the most impressive aspect of the tasting was the consistency of excellence of Chave in all tasted vintages, (12 vintages spanning rough...
by Michael S. Monie
November 5th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?

Thanks to those who responded. These wines are available locally for less than half of what they are selling for online. Unfortunately, the retailer does not have an online presence.
by Michael S. Monie
November 5th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Domaine Chave Vintage Preferences?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 11:26 am
To buy for later consumption or to drink now?
Both. I was thinking that the 2014 rouge would be more accessible until I read Alan's comment.
by Michael S. Monie
November 5th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?

Rouge: 2013 or 2014
Blanc: 2011, 2012, 2013
Thanks.
by Michael S. Monie
November 2nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3358

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

I opened a 2002 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champgains 1er this evening. What a beautiful wine. Some honeyed-nuttiness but plenty of citrus and a good vibrancy. Not a hint of sherry. I now have a clarity of what an aged WB should be like.
by Michael S. Monie
October 30th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3358

Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Disclaimer: I have only limited experience with mature white Burgs. I opened a 2004 Fevre Domaine Bougros. The color was between a pale yellow and a light golden. The nose was dominated by a light sherry aroma that blew off rather quickly. On the palate, once again a mild Sherry flavor was present. ...
by Michael S. Monie
October 21st, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 8:14 am
96 krug has been fantastic for me.
That's really good to hear. I have three bottles left and wasn't planning on revisiting until age 25. I was aware of the Chardonnay issues in 2002 but knew nothing about potential problems with Pinot in 1996, until reading it here in another active thread.
by Michael S. Monie
October 20th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

Jim Stewart wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 2:17 pm
glass half-empty kind of guy ?
Hearing 96 Krug is not drinking well will do that to you.
by Michael S. Monie
October 20th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

Concerns regarding the Pinot component of the 1996's and problems with the Chardonnay of 2002, from what were both regarded to be outstanding vintages for Champagne. What deficiencies will we be hearing about after going long on the 2008 releases, ten years down the road?
by Michael S. Monie
October 20th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1571

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

While it's commendable that Krug places great importance on the mv, from a business perspective it seems questionable not to produce vintage wines from 2008 and 2012. Maybe they will follow Salon's lead with limited releases en magnum.
by Michael S. Monie
October 17th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8991

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

Nick Gangas wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 2:24 pm
why when a vintage is short or less than stellar do wineries only bottle in mag ?
While I get the feeling that this is rhetorical from someone with your experience, my guess is to create a feeling of exclusivity and maximizing return from limited production.
by Michael S. Monie
October 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

I'll be drinking a Labruyere Anthologie Brut Rose. What will you be opening?
by Michael S. Monie
October 13th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 68
Views: 5704

Re: Japanese Whiskey

It would seem that whisky labeled made in Japan should be approached with the same awareness as olive oil labeled made in Italy. Caveat Emptor.
by Michael S. Monie
October 10th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensory Wine Glasses?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Sensory Wine Glasses?

Mucho Gracias!
by Michael S. Monie
October 10th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensory Wine Glasses?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Sensory Wine Glasses?

Anyone know a retailer selling these glasses? Thanks. https://www.sensory-glass.com/about
by Michael S. Monie
October 2nd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 874

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 Michael S. Monie
October 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 874

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

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Michael S. Monie wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 2:36 pm
Killer+ Champagne!
Trademark Infringement!!!
Please consider it a one time homage.
by Michael S. Monie
October 1st, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction

I'm surprised that the 166eme and 167eme showed so well, considering the base years are 2010 and 2011 respectively. Any idea when the 168eme will be released?
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

Apology for thread drift, but is anyone familiar with Macallan from Gordon& Macphail that was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015? Thanks.
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Wine fridge move

Yes, it's the oil in the compressor. Also, Eurocave states a 48 hour waiting period.
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1882

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

I had the good fortune to attend a dinner recently featuring Louis Tres. After sitting with a one ounce pour for a half hour or so, I told the host that without sounding cynical, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. I thought anything so exclusive and with the accompaning hype, would have a hard time ...
by Michael S. Monie
September 29th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Wine fridge move

It's a good idea to wait 24hrs before restarting unit after moving, to allow refrigerant to settle.
by Michael S. Monie
September 26th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10703

Re: 2008 Salon

When there was a lot of discussion regarding the 164 eme, I remember seeing that production was significantly down for the same reason. Conversely, I don't think that there will be any quantity issues with the 2008 Dom Perignon. I wonder what production was like for the 2008 Cristal.
by Michael S. Monie
September 24th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello

Carlos Delpin wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 5:34 am
And for a wine that really does not age all that great IMHO.
It will be a miracle if some of the older vintages are not DOA, even with good provenance. The experience may be as educational as it is pleasurable.
by Michael S. Monie
January 21st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Domaine Servin Montee De Tonnerre 1er
Replies: 2
Views: 210

2014 Domaine Servin Montee De Tonnerre 1er

To quote Kevin Shin,"wow, just wow." What a muscular MdT this is. It has the aroma one might get from raw oysters on the half shell combined with intense citrus. It's extremely concentrated and has the acidity to lively up its heft. This mineral drenched wine is everything one could want in a young ...
by Michael S. Monie
January 19th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Fevre Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 762

2004 Fevre Les Clos

The last of 18 bottles purchase upon release. And yes, I had a few pre-moxed ones over the years. But this last one was glorious. Absolutely pristine in color, it was hard to realize that this Chablis was 15 years old. Tropical fruits, salinity, and gentle acidity dominate. What a nice way to be abl...
by Michael S. Monie
January 19th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?

Thanks everyone. So now I’m totally depressed. Sigh... No need to be depressed and no need to spend a c-note or more per bottle. Chablis remains one of the great values in the white wine world. Try a producer like Servin (especially the Montee de Tonnerre 1er) for $40 or less. Drink them up to 5 or...
by Michael S. Monie
January 19th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?

I'm pretty sure that Fevre is now using DIAM closures on their GC's. Perhaps this will help.
by Michael S. Monie
January 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

Went to a well known steakhouse in NYC and saw this on the wine list: Barolo, G. Conterno 2013 $204. When I inquired about the wine, the wine director told me it was Giacomo Conterno, to which I replied I was only aware he made Francia and Cerretta (and Monfortino). Wine director insisted it was Gi...
by Michael S. Monie
January 18th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

Conterno-Fantino is a different producer than G. Conterno.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 2040

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

I've always considered VA as more of a smell than a taste. Think fingernail polish remover.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 3028

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

Klapp should return for a 10th anniversary cameo appearance.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2733

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

Mel Knox wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Mine reads 'TONEAUX"...Tonneaux has too many letters. I used to have 'VINFUTS"...
Tonneaux is a little obscure, don't you think? It sounds like it could be a Cajun cocktail.

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