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by Greg K
December 15th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Eden
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Ed

I didn't think the Pontet Canet was an advanced bottle or that the wine is getting over the hill -- maybe it's just one of those things about how one tasting note sounds. More likely it needed more air and/or age. I thought it was good, but it was a step below the better wines of the evening. That ...
by Greg K
December 14th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Rivers Marie cab
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: 16 Rivers Marie cab

Frank Murray III wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Alan, you're drinking a 2016 Napa Cab, that is raised in a lot of new oak. What were you expecting?
[rofl.gif]
by Greg K
December 14th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which of these 2000 "lesser" Bordeaux should I drink tonight for Carlos' charity challenge.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Which of these 2000 "lesser" Bordeaux should I drink tonight for Carlos' charity challenge.

I had a 1998 Cantemerle a few days ago and thought it was quite good. Give the 2000 a bit of a decant, but should be in a good place.
by Greg K
December 14th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4922

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

High standards Monsieur! I do agree with you. Don't get me wrong, I'd be very happy to be poured a lot of that stuff, but I didn't run across anything I found amazing (other than the vintage Krug). Same here. Vintage Krug was the only one that was like wow! Jayson, I agree, this years line up was l...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9904
Views: 315482

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Patrick Martin was in town. Got together at Sutton Inn, and a fun group of 6 old-school Bordeaux geeks geeked out with: 1983 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 1998 La Tour Haut Brion 1979 Ch. Haut Bailly 1979 La Tour Haut Brion 1979 Domaine de Chevalier 1978 Doma...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9904
Views: 315482

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Patrick Martin was in town. Got together at Sutton Inn, and a fun group of 6 old-school Bordeaux geeks geeked out with: 1983 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 1998 La Tour Haut Brion 1979 Ch. Haut Bailly 1979 La Tour Haut Brion 1979 Domaine de Chevalier 1978 Doma...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Never drink a Bordeaux that is less than 20 years old" just a silly idea.
Replies: 48
Views: 1516

Re: Is "Never drink a Bordeaux that is less than 20 years old" just a silly idea.

I like my wine on the mature side, but that's dumb. I've been drinking 2004s for years.
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9904
Views: 315482

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Cappellano Rupestris and 1998 Cantemerle last night. The 2013 Cappellano is on one hand too young, but also I wanted to drink it and it's delicious now. The tannins are still too brooding, but a wonderful red fruit nose with some spice. The 1998 Cantemerle is in a good place, and I think will b...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4922

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

I assume you are referring to their NV's because recent vintages of Dom Ruinart have pretty low dosage. Primarily (the NV has a lot!). I think Brad Baker on another thread noted the dosage on recent Dom Ruinart vintages, which haven't been especially low. Just not as high. 2006 was 4.5g/l That's lo...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4922

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

My pour was also good, on par with past experience, and still not quite up to past vintages to my taste. This was my 5th or 6th time with it in the past year. But it was much better than Krug 166. No thank you! That's a bit harsh! It's not worth the price, but I didn't think the Krug 166 was bad! O...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4922

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

And as always, I wish Ruinart would use less dosage! I assume you are referring to their NV's because recent vintages of Dom Ruinart have pretty low dosage. Primarily (the NV has a lot!). I think Brad Baker on another thread noted the dosage on recent Dom Ruinart vintages, which haven't been especi...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4922

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Mine have all come from envoyer, and to date been excellent That's good to know - that's where mine are from. I had two glasses at the Crush champagne tasting last week, and they were of pretty variable quality - the second glass seemed to have a lot more dosage. The first glass was quite good. My ...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Eden
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Ed

Thanks. I've not had Mt. Eden, and my comment wasn't a suggestion that the Pontet Canet should be the better wine. Rather that the notes were a bit of a surprise to me and suggested a more advanced wine than what I'm familiar with. Makes sense it wasn't the best showing (although in fairness, the 0...
by Greg K
December 13th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Eden
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Ed

Thanks for the notes. I've had a decent amount of the 04 Pontet Canet - do you think this may have been a slightly advanced bottle? Or is that just in comparison to the Mt. Eden? I've yet to have an 04 PC that has had very strong mushroom notes (and it's not a vintage I plan to cellar for decades, ...
by Greg K
December 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 165
Views: 5388

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

Btw: Are you never frustrated when you see what direction some things are heading into? Every good producer should be successful and make money. But come on – a Kiste of Keller, 12 bottles of wine for 4.500 Euros/Dollars? I learned this is reasonable due to posts a few hours ago. And that an auctio...
by Greg K
December 12th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 50
Views: 1446

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

No order: 1. Gruaud Larose 2. Ducru 3. Leoville Barton 4. Pichon Baron 5. Pichon Lalande 6. Pontet Canet 7. Calon Segur 8. Haut Brion After that, a bunch of things I like but don't necessary love. That also generally matches what's in my cellar, other than the Haut Brion, which ranking is based on t...
by Greg K
December 12th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4922

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 11:16 am
Mine have all come from envoyer, and to date been excellent
That's good to know - that's where mine are from. I had two glasses at the Crush champagne tasting last week, and they were of pretty variable quality - the second glass seemed to have a lot more dosage. The first glass was quite good.
by Greg K
December 11th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Eden
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Consume Counselor Seiber's Cellar - Kutch, PYCM, Rhys, Domaine Maume, Domaine des Remizieres, Pontet Canet, Mount Ed

Thanks for the notes. I've had a decent amount of the 04 Pontet Canet - do you think this may have been a slightly advanced bottle? Or is that just in comparison to the Mt. Eden? I've yet to have an 04 PC that has had very strong mushroom notes (and it's not a vintage I plan to cellar for decades, t...
by Greg K
December 9th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 920

Re: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

Opened a 2008 Trimbach Cuvee Emile and a 2014 Schaefer-Froelich 2014 Felseneck GG. The Emile was very food friendly and had a massive nose of petrol, though I've always found it a bit lacking in the midpalate. The Felseneck was opened too young, but I really liked it - had some lovely fruit on the p...
by Greg K
December 9th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9904
Views: 315482

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Opened a 2015 Rollin Sous Fretile and a 1988 Cantemerle for dinner Saturday night. The Rollin is nice though needs some time. The Cantemerle is a great example of old school solid Bordeaux, though I'm guessing it's at the edge of its prime drinking plateau.
by Greg K
December 9th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 50
Views: 1653

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

Depends on the wine and the price. I backfill a decent amount, in which case I always try to go for at least two bottles. For newer releases, ideally I'd go with half a case, but then I also buy Burgundy, so that's not really possible. pileon
by Greg K
December 8th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

@GregK - Funny sidenote, I see Clape as the power, not elegant at all, and Allemand the more elegant of the Cornas wines. That's interesting! To me Clape tends to be leaner and more structured while Allemand brings the power. Maybe I've just been drinking the solar vintages [snort.gif] You are both...
by Greg K
December 7th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 2:36 pm
@GregK - Funny sidenote, I see Clape as the power, not elegant at all, and Allemand the more elegant of the Cornas wines.
That's interesting! To me Clape tends to be leaner and more structured while Allemand brings the power. Maybe I've just been drinking the solar vintages [snort.gif]
by Greg K
December 7th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

Balthazar's Cornas Chaillot is actually the N. Rhone that I have the most of in my cellar. That said, it is made almost identical as the Geynale. The only difference I see is Balthazar uses demi-muids instead of used casks and just does cap punching instead of cap punching and pour overs? I'm just ...
by Greg K
December 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

What in the making of the Geynale would make it any more modern than any other producer? It's mostly whole bunch, wild yeast, and used oak casks (no new wood). The only way I can see making it more rustic is brettanomyces, or bacteria from not doing cap punching and pump overs? Is it just that they...
by Greg K
December 6th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1686

Re: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ ???? (12/13)

I’d prefer Quality Italian. I’ve done byob there before and it was fine. Preference is partially based on the more central location.
by Greg K
December 4th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charity auction Bonneau Celestins vertical 2004, 2005 and 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Charity auction Bonneau Celestins vertical 2004, 2005 and 2007

I will happily open the bidding at $1K then.
by Greg K
December 3rd, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Futures
Replies: 59
Views: 1262

Re: Futures

Well I have been buying just Bordeaux but I’m really interested in domestic wines as well. I did purchase a bionic Frog 2016, that I plan to age. I like reserving things so I don’t have to try and buy it when it finally comes out. Plus I’m typically only interested in aging 1-2 wines per year. The ...
by Greg K
December 3rd, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much did you pay for your wine collection?
Replies: 64
Views: 2811

Re: How much did you pay for your wine collection?

Somehwere between too much and no idea.
by Greg K
December 2nd, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2706

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:20 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:05 pm
I love dusty pencil in my wine!!
T.M.I.
[snort.gif]
by Greg K
December 2nd, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2706

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:05 pm
I love dusty pencil in my wine!!
I'm quite happy to backfill 80s Bordeaux and leave recent vintages of Pavie to Alan.

Alan asked the question in a loaded manner intended to produce a specific response, which Jeff has duly provided. And, to be clear, that's not in any way an aspersion on Jeff.
by Greg K
December 2nd, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437169

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 4:35 pm
Greg K wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:48 pm
While walking the dog picked up 4 bottles of Marguet Shaman '13 for $22.50 a pop, because they were 50% off for some reason. Sure!
smart dog! Did you get anything?
A treat [snort.gif]
by Greg K
December 2nd, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437169

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

DanielPaik wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 3:01 pm
Greg K wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:48 pm
While walking the dog picked up 4 bottles of Marguet Shaman '13 for $22.50 a pop, because they were 50% off for some reason. Sure!
Well now you have to share the source!
It was a random store on Broadway in Tribeca. Bought all they had left!
by Greg K
December 2nd, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437169

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

While walking the dog picked up 4 bottles of Marguet Shaman '13 for $22.50 a pop, because they were 50% off for some reason. Sure!
by Greg K
November 30th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 1925

Re: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 1:08 pm
And Todd toddlering can lead to Todd being seriously toddlered:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. ... =Toddlered
Unsurprisingly, I'm being told I can't view this at work because it is "tasteless" [rofl.gif]
by Greg K
November 29th, 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1178

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

In NY it’s hard to argue with Racines for many reasons (the wine directors and friendly knowledgeable service, David Lillie/Chambers connection, regular pour sessions and events, BYO Monday, random acts of vinous generosity, not to mention the list), although pricing has been creeping up maybe. The...
by Greg K
November 29th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hervé Souhaut Sainte-Epine
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: TN: 2016 Hervé Souhaut Sainte-Epine

Give it the Fourrier shake!
by Greg K
November 29th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy QPR Reds @ Little Frog (Wed 11/28)
Replies: 37
Views: 1270

Re: NYC - Burgundy QPR Reds @ Little Frog (Wed 11/28)

Indeed - thanks to Shan to organizing and it was great to see/meet everyone.
by Greg K
November 28th, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3951

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I would like to come, but I'm not sure I could blend something in time.
by Greg K
November 28th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some fun ones in Montreal-04 Allemand+10 Roulot Luchets
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: TNs: Some fun ones in Montreal-04 Allemand+10 Roulot Luchets

Glad the 04 Chaillot showed well. We had it at an offline a week or so ago, and I thought it wasn't in a very pleasant place and could really have used more time (or a considerably longer decant).
by Greg K
November 27th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie

I generally find Guigal uses too much oak for me, but pre-1990 this seems less of an issue, so I pick those up when I see them. In particular, I think older Guigal Hermitage (to move the thread a bit) holds up quite well.
by Greg K
November 27th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 165
Views: 5388

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 6:56 am
Alex,

you have to live with my opinion. I hate speculation.
I don't think this is speculation if people are drinking the wine - and it seems they are.
by Greg K
November 26th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.

Clearly I should have taken the California bar rather than the New York bar!
by Greg K
November 25th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4591

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

Chris Johnson wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 4:38 pm
Wayfair has 6 StandArt Gabriel’s for 109 with free shipping.
Thanks for this one.
by Greg K
November 21st, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 3019

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

I like some Cordier funk! Some of the older Gruaud Larose are phenomenal.
by Greg K
November 20th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard
Replies: 49
Views: 1656

Re: NYC - Northern Rhone Reds (11/19) @ Batard

Thanks all for a great evening and to Shan for organizing. Will do better next time on the wine....
by Greg K
November 17th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54205

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Ruinart is my upscale "everyone likes this" champagne, even as I wish they'd use less dosage. I love its precision, I dislike the sweetness. Said this was the first year with a new vintner and the dosage was cut in half. This was the first wine made completely by the current Chef de Caves Frédéric ...
by Greg K
November 17th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!
Replies: 44
Views: 1935

Re: What is your worst wine of the year? Well, mine's blue!

The one I remember most is a bottle of Chaputier Hermitage. Ugh.
by Greg K
November 16th, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 107
Views: 5266

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

Not only do I not like Guigal or Chapoutier, I have none in my "cellar," which is about 30% Northern Rhone. I have like three bottles of Jaboulet. Clearly they have fans, though. I would suspect that someone who adores this style of Northern Rhone, will not like Levet. That is like saying someone w...
by Greg K
November 8th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54205

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Ruinart is my upscale "everyone likes this" champagne, even as I wish they'd use less dosage. I love its precision, I dislike the sweetness.

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