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by PCLIN
October 10th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

In Japan now. Any sake recommendations that I should purchase here that may be harder or more costly to try in the States? I am very flexible with taste preference. Whenever my husband or I pass through Japan we pick up Kubota Manju to bring back; it's usually available for 3,500 yen, which is inva...
by PCLIN
October 10th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Japanese sake recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Japanese sake recommendation

I am very happy with Otokoyama and Kubota. There is a craze about Juyondai these days but I yet to try one.
by PCLIN
September 28th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2136

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Thanks for sharing, I will use your itinerary as a main reference for our upcoming trip to Shikoku. We are likely to spend two nights each at Takamatsu, Iya Valley, and Matsuyama. Anything else would you recommend for the trip? I’m a big fan of the food. They raise olive wagyu there, which can be s...
by PCLIN
September 24th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

‘66 Beychevelle is drinking great too, nowhere near first growth pricing or reputation.
by PCLIN
September 24th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

Nah...just had a wonderful ‘62 Latour today.
by PCLIN
September 11th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1111

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Thanks for the write-up, looking forward to a Georgia trip next year. We were planning to go there this year but wife was not comfortable with potential issues with Russia recently.
by PCLIN
September 5th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Blair Ridley wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:25 am
Wow! Chiu Lin you're already seeing offers on 2018 burgundy? I knew it was coming soon, but didn't expect many until later in the year...
Yes. From a London merchant. EP purchase, wines will arrive in 2020.
by PCLIN
September 5th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8285

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

‘82 Pichon Lalande and ‘90 DRC Grands-Echezeaux, both in ‘95. Beer drinker before that. Still have a Magnum of ‘82 Pichon Lalande, sadly ‘90 DRC GE all gone.
by PCLIN
September 4th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of ‘05 Meo Boudots and a case of ‘18 Caroline Morey (6x Reds and 6x Whites).
by PCLIN
August 27th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1903

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Red:

Pinot Noir
Cabernet Franc
Merlot
Syrah


White:

Chardonnay
Riesling
Chenin Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
by PCLIN
August 24th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 11:40 pm
I may have bought a bottle of 82 Magdelaine....

Very nice, I have been looking for this but nothing yet.
by PCLIN
August 19th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: TN- 87 Magdelaine, 85 Lynch Bages, 03 Clos des Goisses, 08 Winston Churchill, 10 Silex, 01 Weil Auslese

Thanks for note on ‘85 Lynch Bages, I do have some put away on long term storage, looks like no hurry.
by PCLIN
August 15th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1298

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

I already finished a full case of this, delicious wine.
by PCLIN
August 8th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2548

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

Eurocave Wine Bar 2.0.
by PCLIN
August 7th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x ‘13 Edmunds St. John North Canyon Road Syrah
3x ‘14 Edmunds St. John Barsotti Ranch Syrah
by PCLIN
August 7th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4662

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Long sleeve shirt and bermuda shorts, looked like you still in Gainesville in the 80s.
by PCLIN
August 7th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)

This thread is timely, just been offered some ‘13 and ‘14 Syrahs, so I picked up a 6-pack.
by PCLIN
August 4th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge

Wow. That’s still alive and kicking.

I just brought out a case of ‘93 from bonded storage a few months ago, the wine improved on the 2nd day.
by PCLIN
August 3rd, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A Songeur wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Blair Ridley wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 5:16 am

2017 PYCM Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Sous Fretille
Super wine!

Great. I bought some in 375ml format during EP.
by PCLIN
July 28th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:1990 Cantemerle
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: TN:1990 Cantemerle

Pat Martin wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 10:51 am
The 1966 had at Dale’s was also outstanding: https://www.cellartracker.com/classic/e ... vent=25304

Good to know. Picked up a case of ‘66 a few months ago, hopefully they are still alive and kicking.
by PCLIN
July 27th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2136

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Thanks for sharing, I will use your itinerary as a main reference for our upcoming trip to Shikoku. We are likely to spend two nights each at Takamatsu, Iya Valley, and Matsuyama. Anything else would you recommend for the trip? I’m a big fan of the food. They raise olive wagyu there, which can be s...
by PCLIN
July 27th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2136

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

I'm hardly an expert but I've been to Japan a bunch, including twice last year :) I think you should avoid Okinawa; it doesn't feel much like Japan to me. Given that she likes food and the outdoors I would second (third?) the Kyoto suggestion. Alternatively, if you're feeling adventurous Shikoku is...
by PCLIN
July 25th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6914

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

In the past few months I've had the 2001, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV and they've all been glorious burgundy shooting way past their price point of $170-200. The last few vintages have been utterly spectacular as Laurent is fine tuning it more and more. I'm try...
by PCLIN
July 24th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6914

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

In the past few months I've had the 2001, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV and they've all been glorious burgundy shooting way past their price point of $170-200. The last few vintages have been utterly spectacular as Laurent is fine tuning it more and more. I'm try...
by PCLIN
July 22nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A case of ‘85 Lynch Bages
by PCLIN
July 22nd, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 9965

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

‘66 Haut Brion
‘96 DRC Grands Echezeaux
by PCLIN
July 19th, 2019, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4685

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

EVA May have the best Champagne selections for Business Class with ‘04 Krug and ‘06 Veuve Clicquot LGD.
by PCLIN
July 18th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2042

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

I remember that article by JR, that’s the article that got me interested in Tempier Red and Rose a few years ago but my holdings are way too young for consumption now.
by PCLIN
July 17th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2979

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Wine: 1959 DRC RC

Beer: Labatt Blue

Spirit: Kinmen Kaoliang
by PCLIN
July 17th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 71
Views: 3362

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

I just grabbed some 1982 Magdelaine. Rare Wine Company has a mag of 1975 library release for $499. Luckily most vintages received bad rating from the Niel Young lookalike with the 15 point system, so they are priced @ max 60 $ here in EU I have been listening to Neil Yong’s music these few weeks, y...
by PCLIN
July 15th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 27
Views: 2197

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

Love that ‘09 DP. Had it at least 4 times over the last 6 months, consistently great.
by PCLIN
July 9th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2709

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Very interesting thread since I am planning on visiting Georgia next year or maybe earlier....
by PCLIN
July 4th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Need to start a thread on “What I didn’t buy today”
by PCLIN
July 4th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1838

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

RichardFlack wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 3:30 am
Balance, Harmony. Applies to pretty much anything.

Other attributes tend to be wine or category specific

+1
by PCLIN
July 2nd, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2136

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Fine dining and outdoor, I would highly recommend Hokkaido. I have some of the best meals there.

I just come back from a trip to Okinawa recently, certainly not in the same category as Hokkaido food wise.
by PCLIN
June 30th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 2018 PYCM.
by PCLIN
June 29th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Hobart and Launceston restaurants
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Hobart and Launceston restaurants

Had dinners at both The Black Cow and Stillwater, slight preference for The Black Cow as the Wagyu beef was cooked to perfection and the fish sashimi starter was pretty good. Couldn’t book Me Wah Hobart so booked Me Wah Launceston instead, proper Chinese restaurant with impressive wine list. Also ha...
by PCLIN
June 28th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

Mugnier Marechale, every vintage since ‘13.
by PCLIN
June 27th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3976

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 8:10 am
Amazing that southern California is the coolest place on the planet right now

I am in Launceston, Tasmania. Weather is around mid-40F. [wink.gif]
by PCLIN
June 24th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Figeac 1998, Leoville Poyferre 1990, Pascal Cotat Mont Damnees 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Figeac 1998, Leoville Poyferre 1990, Pascal Cotat Mont Damnees 2008

Love that ‘98 Figeac, one of the two vintages of Figeac I bought.
by PCLIN
June 23rd, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Hobart and Launceston restaurants
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Hobart and Launceston restaurants

Thanks Andrew. Already have The Black Cow on the list, will book Stillwater. Sadly Franklin is closed on Sunday and Monday.
by PCLIN
June 18th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

‘11 Fourrier GC Aux Echezeuax
by PCLIN
June 18th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 1208

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

‘75 Vega Sicilia and ‘75 Haut Brion are good wines.
by PCLIN
June 17th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16427

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

Agreed with Neal, I wish I had bought more wine in halves. Now 100% of my Bordeaux EP purchases are in halves. It’s even harder to find Burgundy in halves.
by PCLIN
June 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x 2016 Michel Lafarge Chateau des Ducs
by PCLIN
June 13th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
2001 Hubert Lignier MSD VV

Fantastic wine, you are going to love it.
by PCLIN
June 12th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Hobart and Launceston restaurants
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Hobart and Launceston restaurants

Thanks Paul, that’s helpful.
by PCLIN
June 12th, 2019, 1:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Hobart and Launceston restaurants
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Hobart and Launceston restaurants

Going there for a short holiday soon, any recommendations?
by PCLIN
June 7th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11883
Views: 568954

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

At least they are ready for consumptions.

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