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by Greg K
April 18th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 100
Views: 2403

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Bryan, It's not my fault if folks choose to read something into what I wrote that is not there. I cannot control how lazily people choose to read. Causation and correlation are different, and meaningfully so. Mark (and whomever else) can wave arms and call "red herring" 'till the sun goes down, but...
by Greg K
April 17th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Astor is having a 20% sale on French wine today, so bought a bunch of Barthod's Bons Batons for some easy drinking.
by Greg K
April 14th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 2433

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:07 pm
FWIW, I have preferred quite a few 16s over their 15 counterparts.
Same. Could be that they're drinking better young, but I have generally liked the balance on the 16s a lot more.
by Greg K
April 10th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-8-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: Wine Impressions 4-8-19

Thanks for the notes, these are always very interesting. Am a bit more hopeful than you on the Balthazar Chaillot - I quite like that wine.
by Greg K
April 6th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:27 am
It was pretty fantastic young. I like checking wines out at all stages.
I find I love Lafarge and D’Angerville with age on them, but not young. Plus, more and more, there’s a real opportunity cost to opening young D’Angerville just to check on it :)

Anyway, this is all quite off topic.
by Greg K
April 6th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I don’t think his wine is all that oaky. Do you think d’angerville is oaky? I think Verdet is quite a bit oakier than D'Angerville, but I'd also never open D'Angerville that young. I wouldn't wait 15 years to open Verdet's villages. The most similar wine I’ve opened this year to the 2013 Verdet CM ...
by Greg K
April 6th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 6:28 am
I don’t think his wine is all that oaky.

Do you think d’angerville is oaky?
I think Verdet is quite a bit oakier than D'Angerville, but I'd also never open D'Angerville that young. I wouldn't wait 15 years to open Verdet's villages.
by Greg K
April 5th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Supposedly a rising star; his personal holdings are in haut cotes de nuits but he has long term leases to produce from village sites in vosne, Chambolle, and morey, as well as boudots, damodes, and beaux monts. I would say the wines are modern-ish but the wood is well integrated on the 13s. Hmmm. I...
by Greg K
April 3rd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!

Alan Rath wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Aside from Ravenswood, is there a name on that list anyone around here ever cared about?
The legendary Paul Masson??!?!?
by Greg K
April 3rd, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8241

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Perhaps long time winemakers can take unfinished wines and extrapolate their development. I can’t. And tasting unfinished or relatively inaccessible and shut down wines is still for intellectual curiosity more than enjoyment for me. I still remember the first time I tasted out of a barrel (Mouton's...
by Greg K
April 3rd, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8241

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Mark, where is the conspiracy? I don't see it. 2015 Napa vs Bordeaux of the same price range. I think that's fair. Napa, by design, almost universally makes wines that are easier to drink young. Why would a tasting of the same vintages of Bordeaux and Napa be "fair"? If your conclusion is that youn...
by Greg K
April 2nd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please enlighten me on the Levet Cuvées
Replies: 59
Views: 2307

Re: Please enlighten me on the Levet Cuvées

A few of us had the 15 Chavaroche last year and I don't think anyone thought it was in a great place. YMMV.
by Greg K
April 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Levet Journaries and Chavaroche
it's going to be a busy couple of months for the wallet.
by Greg K
April 2nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2249

Re: How much do you drink

All of these polls need to include the Phil Gramm option as a response - more than I need, but less than I want.
by Greg K
April 2nd, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fourrier Greunchers 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: TN: Fourrier Greunchers 2014

That's why I love Fourrier. At it worst, it's just incredibly pleasant wine that everyone will love. But when it's on, you get the complexity underneath. I've been opening my village 11s in the last 6 months and really enjoying them.
by Greg K
April 1st, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27
Replies: 59
Views: 1303

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

Please put me down for 2 please. Will have to find my finest Ohio made wine just for you Jay.
by Greg K
March 30th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux vintage since 2000?
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Favorite Bordeaux vintage since 2000?

For current drinking, definitely 2004. But given that I haven’t touched most of my 05s, hard to make that a broad statement.
by Greg K
March 30th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bottle of 2016 Pillot Chevalier Montrachet. Ouch.
by Greg K
March 27th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx
Replies: 68
Views: 3371

Re: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx

Spotty, 1975s, some fabulous wines, 75 La Tour Haut-Brion 75 Lafleur 75 L'Evangile 75 Mission Haut Brion 75 Petrus 75 Haut Brion 75 Cheval Blanc Love many '75s and have them in my cellar, for drinking over the next 20 years, if I last that long!!!! Also, Pichon Lalande and Leoville las Cases. I'm n...
by Greg K
March 27th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case of Rollin. champagne.gif [cheers.gif] They had a lot of losses due to frost in 16, so I may not get as much Sous Fretile as I want (which is the one I always buy the most of). Might have to try and source that from two places. I love that wine, even if it's not quite the value it used to...
by Greg K
March 26th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case of Rollin.
by Greg K
March 26th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 1824

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

I've enjoyed some 06s and 08s and a few village 2011s. (In fairness, most of those village 2011s were from Fourrier, and those don't tend to shut down.) Opened one 2005 and won't be doing that again for a while :)
by Greg K
March 26th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The King in the North!
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: TN: The King in the North!

Thank you for the notes - I've been thinking of opening a 97.
by Greg K
March 25th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 579
Views: 56037

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Server at LaVara on Saturday night asked me how I acquired the 2006 LdH Tondonia Reserve I brought with us - did someone give it to us as a gift? Weirdest question I've ever gotten when bringing my own wine. The $25 corkage is well worth it though, food is great.
by Greg K
March 25th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 5:55 pm
2015
Thanks.
by Greg K
March 25th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 3:49 pm
I asked for some jamet but doubt i'll get it given how late I was. Didn't get any, but found for the same price elsewhere. Also found some 375s, which I am even happier about.
Out of curiosity, which Jamet was it?
by Greg K
March 25th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 3446

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

‘98 Jamet Côte Rotie opened over the weekend, doubt there are better wines in Northern Rhône for that vintage. Have had it many times. Better to my taste are at least: Chave; Verset; Allemand Reynards; Clape. (Including all but Verset side by side with the Jamet.) I have had it 3 times in the last ...
by Greg K
March 24th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 8:09 pm
Greg K wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 8:03 pm
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Greg, I’m guessing you’re not on the N. Rhône mailing list...
Am on some, not on others. I’ve made peace with the Envoyer inconsistency [berserker.gif]
It might be better this way. Less temptations.
There’s that element, yes. Am buying less wine this year. [wow.gif]
by Greg K
March 23rd, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Greg, I’m guessing you’re not on the N. Rhône mailing list...
Am on some, not on others. I’ve made peace with the Envoyer inconsistency [berserker.gif]
by Greg K
March 23rd, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2224

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

I own a few wines that I like but don’t love that have since acquired cult status. First time I’ve ever had this issue.
by Greg K
March 23rd, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Troy Stark wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
Greg K wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 2:17 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 8:47 am
17 Gonon for 90
Heh. Didn't get that offer.
Me either, though I did get a different Rhone offer; 2015 Patrick Jasmin Côte-Rôtie "Olea" & 2016 Côte-Rôtie. Put in for the Olea. We'll see.
I didn’t get that one either. newhere
by Greg K
March 23rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?
Replies: 51
Views: 2417

Re: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?

There are a couple producers for whom I try to keep a vertical, but only for Burgundy. Almost everything else is quite easy to backfill.
by Greg K
March 23rd, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great vintage available but bad year for you
Replies: 25
Views: 956

Re: great vintage available but bad year for you

I've never even thought about it. A 2009 Pillot Chevalier Montrachet I opened recently was spectacular and I didn't think twice about 2009 being a rough year.
by Greg K
March 23rd, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 36939

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 8:47 am
17 Gonon for 90
Heh. Didn't get that offer.
by Greg K
March 22nd, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best of Hermitage
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Best of Hermitage

Craig G wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 11:28 am
No one drinks Chave any more. It’s too popular.
Dead at retail too. pileon
by Greg K
March 22nd, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1521

Re: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone

I was also surprised by the oak in the 04, but then I've found I'm more sensitive to oak than most. I know some people have argued that the late 90s heralded a change in the Chave style, but I haven't had enough 2000s Chave to really comment. We’ve done a few tastings with older and newer Chave Her...
by Greg K
March 22nd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best of Hermitage
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Best of Hermitage

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 7:28 am
No Chave in a best of hermitage tasting?
Perhaps the argument is that Chave is simply Chave and therefore beyond Hermitage? (I think Sorrel is the second best Hermitage producer, personally, but other people's mmv.)
by Greg K
March 20th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1521

Re: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone

That’s a little surprising. My understanding is that no new oak is used in the St. Joseph. I’ve never had one that seemed oaky. pileon Read too fast. I thought this was a reference to the Hermitage. Ignore me. Not enough sleep this week. Even the Hermitage only has a small percentage of new oak. I ...
by Greg K
March 19th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1521

Re: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone

Glad to see the 04 Chave show well. Last time I had it I thought it was showing too much oak, which I normally don’t attribute to bottle variation. That’s a little surprising. My understanding is that no new oak is used in the St. Joseph. I’ve never had one that seemed oaky. pileon Read too fast. I...
by Greg K
March 19th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone
Replies: 31
Views: 1521

Re: TN: Blind tasting of mostly Northern Rhone

Glad to see the 04 Chave show well. Last time I had it I thought it was showing too much oak, which I normally don’t attribute to bottle variation.
by Greg K
March 17th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Lionnet Terre Brule. A very nice showing, considerably better than the 05 I had last month which I didn't love.
by Greg K
March 13th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 4:10 pm
3 x 2016 Levet La Chavaroche
3 x 2016 Levet Les Journaries

I know, I should buy more....
This one is coming shortly for me as well.

Got some Pillot today, red and white.
by Greg K
March 12th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Dinner with Alfio Cavallotto

Sounds lovely! One of 3 barolo producers I buy with regularity :)
by Greg K
March 11th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10702
Views: 474795

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Weygandt killer close-out sale, for some

Domaine du Jaugaret 2012
Stéphane Otheguy Côte Rotie “Massale” 2013
Roche Nueves Les Memories 2014
Roche Nueves Franc de Pied 2014, 2012
Very curious what you think of this.
by Greg K
March 11th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3237

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

The alt Paulees are fun, more relaxing and plenty of time to linger over a great bottle. Not so the gala, which is an exercise in excess, and frankly a place to compare male appendages. The secret is to bring nteresting stuff that can be traded. I could not compete with some of the people there wit...
by Greg K
March 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3237

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

Never been to a Gala Dinner and I'm relatively sure I've never missed an evening I would enjoy. Once went to an after-gala party and 90% of the people who had been to the Gala Dinner could barely speak or stand. Much prefer the "alt" dinners. Joined six friends at Marea and drank three DP's, two Cr...
by Greg K
March 11th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 12190

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Jay, didn't we also have the 15 Gerard at the Norther Rhone dinner at Batard in the fall? We did, I brought it. Huh, I'll try and find my notes. I don't remember how I felt about it then. But I have to supposed it wasn't that memorable :) I thought the nose was wonderful but the body was a bit more...
by Greg K
March 10th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee 2019 - Grand Tasting Impressions
Replies: 31
Views: 2854

Re: La Paulee 2019 - Grand Tasting Impressions

Not Howard, but I unfortunately didn't try the Commune de Meursault table until the very end when they started closing up bottles and then was only able to run through a handful as they were being closed. Seemed like good stuff for their price point. That was a great table. No crowd and much less (...
by Greg K
March 10th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee 2019 - Grand Tasting Impressions
Replies: 31
Views: 2854

Re: La Paulee 2019 - Grand Tasting Impressions

As per Jason's note, I tasted with him and with Shan. I also thought Lignier's Clos de la Roche was phenomenal and surprisingly open now. The nose on the Hudellot-Noellat RSV was spectacular (I had asked for the Vosne first and was given the RSV so was ready to rush out and buy cases of the village ...

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