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by Greg K
June 24th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique

Good point about the economics. As for the vintage quality, can you please expand on why you believe the vintage is not excellent? I must be reading the wrong reviews?! Well, it was a uniformly hot vintage, rather than warm. Alcohol levels are they highest they've been in quite some time. But 80% o...
by Greg K
June 24th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique

I don’t know if anyone has compiled the data you seek in a spreadsheet, but Leve’s website has excellent write-ups on most of the estates. And he addresses winemaking processes for most estates. Out of curiosity, why is the farming technique of such relevance in your buying decision? Not knocking i...
by Greg K
June 19th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 14504

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

99 Chave is inferior to what? FWIW, IMO, 99 Chave is very good, although I prefer, 89, 90, 03, 09, 10 and 15, which I find mind-blowing! Jeff, this is why many of us disagree with you regarding the quality of wine and its ageworthiness, especially when you say that you think the wine being made now...
by Greg K
June 19th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 14504

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

I like all those vintages of Chave, but for me, 99 has more depth. Which is precisely why I gave this example. 99 Chave is an inferior wine, 99 Chave is inferior to what? FWIW, IMO, 99 Chave is very good, although I prefer, 89, 90, 03, 09, 10 and 15, which I find mind-blowing! Jeff, this is why man...
by Greg K
June 19th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12233

Re: Dominique Laurent

I prefer Roumier... I suspect I would too if I was willing to pay for it! neener I know... but blame US importers, traders and merchants as, until the 2017 vintage where he significantly increased his price (still a small fraction of US prices), Roumier Bonnes Mares was hardly more expensive than D...
by Greg K
June 18th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2329

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I do not smoke weed currently, but have in the distant past. I cannot see any reason to smoke weed if you don't want to get high. To me, the sensation of filling my lungs with hot smoke is not pleasurable. The buzz is (from memory). Neal, I always thought you vaped because you thought it made you l...
by Greg K
June 18th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2329

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I do not smoke weed currently, but have in the distant past. I cannot see any reason to smoke weed if you don't want to get high. To me, the sensation of filling my lungs with hot smoke is not pleasurable. The buzz is (from memory). Neal, I always thought you vaped because you thought it made you l...
by Greg K
June 17th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 838

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

The only really good LLC I've ever had is a 75 out of magnum. So I'd vote for that :)
by Greg K
June 17th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2329

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

a large portion of people in the US feel its OK to drink and drive and do it regularly. Europeans dont drink and drive as a general practice I'd love to see the evidence for this. Have you ever been to Europe ? I was born in Europe and have lived in 3 different European countries. But please, tell ...
by Greg K
June 17th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2329

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Alan Eden wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 7:50 am
a large portion of people in the US feel its OK to drink and drive and do it regularly. Europeans dont drink and drive as a general practice
I'd love to see the evidence for this.
by Greg K
June 15th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12233

Re: Dominique Laurent

Based on this thread I grabbed a couple of ‘99 Laurent’s from benchmark. Last night I opened the ‘99 vosne champs perdrix. It’s tricky to try to pin a particular element in a wine to a particular winemaking technique, but I thought this showed like a 20-year old vosne that was overwhelmed by oak. N...
by Greg K
June 14th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

John Morris wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 8:53 am
Yes, I noticed that name!
It's actually very useful to know, since I don't use CT for aggregate scores but rather for individual scores of people whose palates I find useful (in either direction).
by Greg K
June 14th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

Those CT notes are strikingly different. I'm not sure what to say. I think the person who brought this said it was purchased around the time of release, he's had temp-controlled storage, and it was decanted an hour or more ahead. There was nothing off about it, or any indication of poor storage. At...
by Greg K
June 13th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
2001 Hubert Lignier MSD VV
One of my first two "wow" Burgundy moments was the 1987 Lignier MSD 1er VV. Great wine.
by Greg K
June 13th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2390

Re: Went nuts and ...

I haven't touched by cases of 2005 Pichon Baron and Pontet Canet, but would be curious to see what the LLC is like. I had a 2006 Montrose in a blind tasting vs a 2001 Montelena last week, and while I immediately identified the Montrose as the Bordeaux*, I also didn't want to drink it. It's massive a...
by Greg K
June 12th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2100

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

$200 Napa cabs
by Greg K
June 11th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12233

Re: Dominique Laurent

A Songeur wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 5:49 am
I prefer Roumier...
I suspect I would too if I was willing to pay for it! neener
by Greg K
June 10th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Thanks for the notes. I really liked the 96 a few months back, which was pleasantly feral (a number of California wine fans were a lot less impressed). A shame about the 08 which I thought was lovely 6 months ago. Am hopeful your 97 was a bit of a tired bottle....
by Greg K
June 9th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12233

Re: Dominique Laurent

alan weinberg wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 3:50 pm
I stopped when the ex-pastry chef bragged about 200% new oak.
He dialed back on the new oak after the late 90s. I don’t like new oak, but have had a number of his 06 grand crus and they’re actually quite good imo.
by Greg K
June 9th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Albert Mann Riesling Furstentum Vendanges Tardives
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: 1998 Albert Mann Riesling Furstentum Vendanges Tardives

On a slight tangent, I was at a party last night where an Albert Mann Pinot was served blind.
Let’s just say it’s good thing he makes such good Riesling. [cheers.gif]
by Greg K
June 7th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7709

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

................ Brian Dont know you and i have no interest in starting a fight about this but you need to quit on this woe is me im poor BS. Im with in you in that we are not in the rich catagory but you drink plenty of expensive wines in the Bedrock, Myriad, Quivet etc ranges. You might not purch...
by Greg K
June 6th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4604

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Justin - I found a lot of '09 and '11 Barolo/Barbaresco to0 high in alcohol. The vintages were similar in that way. The exception among those I tasted was the '11 Produttori Barbarescos, which were excellent. Has anyone tried any '12s of late? I haven't tried any of mine, and I'm curious if they've...
by Greg K
June 6th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3703

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

. . . you might try . . . Do I look stupid? Don't answer that. I said I was asking for a friend and I really meant it. He's general counsel of a financial institution many of you have heard of. his wife, on the other hand, is more sensible and loves Saxum . in that case, start him off with fourrier...
by Greg K
June 5th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1503

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

I suspect, only through my own limited tastings that the last few vintages that Teobaldo made were not quite up to scratch (this is pretty much the same story down the street at Bartolo Mascarello as well). Augusto's wines are a little less rustic/volatile, though it is still traditionalist to a T,...
by Greg K
June 5th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1503

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/19/2019) Advanced colour for a 2006. There's more bricking here than there ought to be, and the colour is distinctly brown. Fortunately, this bottle wasn't messed up like the one I had at Barolofriends i...
by Greg K
June 4th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 mag of Gerard’s 15 LaLa. For my 60th [cheers.gif]
by Greg K
June 4th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4206

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

I’d say the predicate questions are, what’s your age and what wines are you looking at? If you are 53 and love Montrose - that would be me - you are a fool to buy 2018 Montrose! ;) Many of the top Classified Growths do indeed show best at 20+. If you are gonna drop $100-$250 or more on top wines, I...
by Greg K
June 1st, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 898
Views: 43401

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Those burgs looked tempting. That Verset and Chave is what was tempting. Damn my afternoon nap. [snort.gif] I saw that email quickly and came so close to asking for the Verset....but after two weeks in France my gf would kill me for that purchase, I think. Anyway, Charlie, as the moderator here I’m...
by Greg K
June 1st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 898
Views: 43401

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

YLee wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Those burgs looked tempting.
That Verset and Chave is what was tempting.
by Greg K
June 1st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 1:46 pm
Plus,

4 x 2016 Xavier Gerard St. Joseph. Crush offer bit me. Cheap.
Have you had his Côte Rotie? Am curious as to what you think.
by Greg K
June 1st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Les Fairendes 2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets Great minds.... If you are the one who bought up the Clos St Jean (wanted three, bought the last one), you can bring it t...
by Greg K
June 1st, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm
2014 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean
2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Les Fairendes
2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets
Great minds....
by Greg K
June 1st, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1488

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

We were in burgundy last week and my girlfriend, who’s not a big wine drinker, having tried aligote at a few tasting stops for the first time, flat out asked one of the producers why they even made aligote and who’d ever drink it. The producer chuckled. I’m not a terribly big fan either, though I th...
by Greg K
May 31st, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1671

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Greg K wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:22 am

I'm confused about this brutal Florida heat thing - I thought you went from air conditioning to air conditioning? neener
Lycra, baby! It's like being neked.
by Greg K
May 31st, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1671

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

I think that 89 Raffault has the most green funk I’ve ever gotten on a nose. Like being attacked by peppercorns. Absolutely lovely body though. There’s btl variation. Best ones don’t have much green funk. I brought that bottle to a blind dinner and funnily enough no one guessed Chinon because no on...
by Greg K
May 31st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1671

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

you lost me at filet mignon You and your chicken wings... Charlie, these folks wonder how you and I stay so svelte and age-defiant. Eat leanly, folks, and drink well. Alcohol tastes better than fatty meat; less calories, too. Then come cycling with us in this brutal Florida heat. Fu would last 1/2 ...
by Greg K
May 30th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1671

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

I think that 89 Raffault has the most green funk I’ve ever gotten on a nose. Like being attacked by peppercorns. Absolutely lovely body though.
by Greg K
May 30th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2595

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:30 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am


Not by smell or sound?
Good point. The visually impaired would need to do so by touch.
And they'd likely only have a collection of Chapoutier, in that case
Adding insult to injury.
by Greg K
May 30th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2877

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Ha. I don’t do business casual! I’m starting to realize more and more that many in my profession don’t look put together. Attention to detail should mean something. Suits every day in the Florida heat? Ouch. I’m a bit Neanderthal, but down here We have this fascinating new innovation where cold air...
by Greg K
May 30th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2877

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Ha. I don’t do business casual! I’m starting to realize more and more that many in my profession don’t look put together. Attention to detail should mean something.
Suits every day in the Florida heat? Ouch.
by Greg K
May 27th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)

I second the call on Lalande and Magdelaine as red fruited, though Magdelaine offer veers to mulberry for me. Even more so were pre-spoof DDC and Pape-Clement. Cos is not red fruited. Or good. :) Sometimes Ducru goes red fruited. I was also thinking of Ducru. And Gruaud Larose (especially after the...
by Greg K
May 25th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3791

Re: Burgundy treachery

Also, imo, red burgundy is better with less/no decanting, assuming it can be open enough to be enjoyable. Eric, For example, next burg I'm likely to open is a '00 Jadot CSJ. It's bit sitting sideways for months, but I may need to stand it up for the sediment to settle. Is this something you would d...
by Greg K
May 25th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 8:31 pm
6 bottles Hubert Lignier CDR 2016
That’s a great wine.
by Greg K
May 23rd, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 2:16 pm
Greg K wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 11:39 am
1979 Cos @$79.
I saw that offer. Was very tempting.
Who offered it?
Cellaraiders
by Greg K
May 23rd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 11:39 am
1979 Cos @$79.
I saw that offer. Was very tempting.
by Greg K
May 17th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Vikings return to Paris
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: The Vikings return to Paris

That's lovely to see :) Especially since I'm typing this from Paris and have reservations at La Cougile next week. Hopefully you left us some Ramonet!
by Greg K
May 16th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9863

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Alas staying away from wines Jeff likes does not work any better for me than staying away from all wnes Parker did. That would mean I would never drink Rayas, Charvin, Ferrand, Pegau in CdP. I am not a big bordeaux person but I doubt it would work any better for me there. The method does seem to le...
by Greg K
May 16th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9863

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Hell, I might even find I learn something useful from Jeff someday (aside from avoiding what he likes). :-) I learn useful things from Jeff all the time - if he really likes a wine, I'm best advised to stay away (a recent 2003 Le Greal was a great example - blech). I find that a genuinely useful se...
by Greg K
May 15th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2842

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:04 pm
So I got on the phone at 1:30 today for a series of conference calls, the last one lasting from 4-7:40 - multi-party with a foreign language translater, to negotiate a contract of several hundred pages.
How often do you need a translator for Florida English?
by Greg K
May 15th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496969

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Montille Perrieres
2016 Lionnet
2014 Cappellano Rupestris

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