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by Greg K
August 18th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

Sorry Greg, I really didn’t mean to suggest that, but reading my post again, I see where you can infer that. My apologies. I see that Buecker is at 89-90. His palate is excellent, and he’s calling this a B+ or barely an A. Not a great divide between us. And I cannot discount some bottle variation, ...
by Greg K
August 18th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

I have heard that as well, Greg, and from my note, I tried to convey this does not taste like a Rolland wine. I think that I call balls and strikes, but sure, anyone reading this can take it with a grain of salt given my general thoughts on these consultants (and for the record, my disdain of baseb...
by Greg K
August 18th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

Thanks for the note. I think Rolland’s influence on Pontet Canet is fairly limited given all the other things they do (biodynamics, amphorae, etc). Plus, I quite like this wine, so it’s good to see a different perspective. I can understand why you might find it a bit boring. Though 86 seems a bit ha...
by Greg K
August 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

Prices on most things are higher than in the US, in part because of the 17% VAT. 20%. Though that only further proves your point. Except there is no VAT if the wine is sold in Bond and brought over by an importer. True, but you don’t need to go to the UK to buy wine that way; you can get it shipped...
by Greg K
August 18th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11509
Views: 533245

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A couple bottles of 2009 Willi Schaefer Himmelreich Grosses Gewachs. Always looking for older GGs.
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker scores by region
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: CellarTracker scores by region

I think theres something to what you're saying though. I could see fans of a place like Burgundy who think they need to rate more strictly because it makes them look more concerning, or something along those lines. maybe a bunch of hip young somms tasted a bunch of natural wines from Jura and could...
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 43
Views: 1163

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

As with any luxury good incremental increases in quality/rarity/demand yield much larger increases in price. 08 cristal is IMO better than the wonderful 06 Comtes. If either the price differential was lower or i had a higher salary I’d buy more of the former than the latter. As it is I’m quite happ...
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I wouldn't bet more than I could afford to lose that this is correct. I seem to remember hims saying something of the sort during the course of a long tasting at the end of the day. My [mis]interpretation of what he might have said might also have been affected by the fact that I have spoken to mor...
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 43
Views: 1163

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

As with any luxury good incremental increases in quality/rarity/demand yield much larger increases in price. 08 cristal is IMO better than the wonderful 06 Comtes. If either the price differential was lower or i had a higher salary I’d buy more of the former than the latter. As it is I’m quite happ...
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I wouldn't bet more than I could afford to lose that this is correct. I seem to remember hims saying something of the sort during the course of a long tasting at the end of the day. My [mis]interpretation of what he might have said might also have been affected by the fact that I have spoken to mor...
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker scores by region
Replies: 19
Views: 662

Re: CellarTracker scores by region

Scores are mostly meaningless, but once you identify people on CellarTracker whose palates you either align with to an extent or mostly disagree with, those reviews can be really helpful. A number of people on this forum fall into both camps for me. I wouldn’t buy half a case solely on that basis, b...
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:10 am
I tasted his 17 sans souffre with him last May. It was great, but he gave me the impression he had no intention to export it. Sans souffre does make a wine more fresh--until it doesn't.
So he’s no longer exporting his SS? I don’t think it’s a big loss, but that’s a bit of a surprise.
by Greg K
August 17th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I saw that on CT. I guess I read your note as closed? I haven’t gotten any brett on the 15 chaillot fortunately and was hoping your mention was for the wrong wine. the 15 sans soufre turned into a mess after some air. I think of his SS (of which I have a few bottles) as a wine jot built to age, so ...
by Greg K
August 16th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I’ve been wondering what they bottling was. Thanks for the info.
I don’t really like the Casimir, but I love Balthazar’s Chaillot, which I think will be amazing with time.
by Greg K
August 16th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52933

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Yao C wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 4:17 pm
My goals were far more modest & attainable neener

2014 Fevre Preuses and Cote Bouguerots
My other goal was the Carillon, and there I succeeded. (Once I confirmed it was Jacques.)
by Greg K
August 16th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52933

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 2:20 pm
So who got the 2014 Chartron Clos du Cailleret that I did not get?
LOL, I was thinking the same thing. Late two days in a row.
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52933

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Wow who got it? I just checked timestamps. I relied within 16 seconds. Email received at 3pm I don’t want to brag...... Because I also did not get it. I missed it too but FWIW Carina told me that it was a typo and they had the 2015 not 2005 If that makes anyone feel better for having missed it :) S...
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2122
Views: 123494

Re: New York City Restaurants

My wife and I will be in New York for a semi-impromptu one night trip in two weeks. Too late to get reservations at the big name places but we're really not looking for a pricey multi-course extravaganza. We're really just looking for a good dinner and a nice night out. Any suggestions, preferably ...
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

Took our children a few years ago to Antico Arco in Trestevere, Rome which was vg. Don't think its starred but excellent nonetheless. My report then: This is a restaurant that is well reviewed on a number of sites, and is in the fashionable Trestevere district of Rome. It was a delightful cab ride ...
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52933

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

c fu wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Wow who got it? I just checked timestamps. I relied within 16 seconds. Email received at 3pm
I don’t want to brag......


Because I also did not get it.
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52933

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

c fu wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 3:03 pm
I responded within 10 seconds to the 05 gonon. Lol
Did you ask for all of it? Lol. I responded fast, but probably not quite that fast.
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Haut Brion
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: 2005 Haut Brion

I thought the 06 was quite nice about 6 months ago, though I wouldn't have called it "ready" either.
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1050

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

so much of Fourrier goes into the US (he sells so little domestically) that even you couldn't raise the price by yourself. neener I did notice that Fourrier pricing in the US was as good as that in Europe. It's often easier to find his stuff in the US than in France. I vaguely recall the story of w...
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1050

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

this is fu's bae, so you're out of luck. I’ve been buying Fourrier for over a decade, so I’m not counting on any decrease in pricing. [snort.gif] lol. Edson just joking. I buy very little Fourrier. Buy one single CSJ/Griotte each vintage. Bought a lot back in 06-2010 from across the pond then slowl...
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1050

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

Ed Gonzales wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 9:01 am
this is fu's bae, so you're out of luck.
I’ve been buying Fourrier for over a decade, so I’m not counting on any decrease in pricing. [snort.gif]
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11509
Views: 533245

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 8:47 am
A couple I couldn’t resist:

3 2013 Marc Morey Chassagne En Virondots
4 2014 Huet Petillant
Haha, I'm guessing we bit on the same offer. champagne.gif
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1050

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

Does Fourrier have a "house style"? Is it known to be ... x y z? I've only had one, a 2007 Clos St Jacque, and it was on the sweet/sappy side.. altho it was delicious nonetheless.. i wonder if that was b/c of the 2007 vintage as i've had a few other 2007s that are similarly on the sweet/sappy side....
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 64
Views: 4367

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Prices have gone up $2000-3000 every year he was in college and, yes, it does include room and board. This is standard pricing for elite schools these days!!! Thank goodness both my daughters got into UVA. Elite school and tuition plus R & B was less than $25K. Even public school tuition ain't what...
by Greg K
August 15th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1050

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

Does Fourrier have a "house style"? Is it known to be ... x y z? I've only had one, a 2007 Clos St Jacque, and it was on the sweet/sappy side.. altho it was delicious nonetheless.. i wonder if that was b/c of the 2007 vintage as i've had a few other 2007s that are similarly on the sweet/sappy side....
by Greg K
August 14th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck: Downstream w/ JustinSmith
Replies: 34
Views: 1731

Re: Dunnuck: Downstream w/ JustinSmith

I would be delighted if Zinfandel became the hot new thing that Instagram influencers were bringing to wine parties*. Maybe it'll remove attention from some of the wines I like that are getting too expensive. Why only $200? Cambie and Saxum and Zinfandel? $400 at least!
by Greg K
August 14th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Notes from a nice Northern Rhone dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: TN: Notes from a nice Northern Rhone dinner

That must have been great Alan. We had a 97 Chave at a dinner recently and it was one of our wines of the night as well - the nose was just unbelievable, even if the power isn't quite there as it might be in the best vintages.
by Greg K
August 14th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 1985

Re: Piemonte Tastings

Yes, there is a Mail Boxes just outside Alba. Should be about 5-8 min on the main road going toward La Morra/Castiglione Falletto/Gallo. They have styro shippers and boxes. I usually carry on the plane but they probably can assist with shipping. Greg, I read from another person on WB there is Mail ...
by Greg K
August 14th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 1985

Re: Piemonte Tastings

Thanks to everyone for all for the info, super useful. In addition to the restaurant/hotel information, are there any services that ship wine back to the US similar to services like Cote d'Or importers in France?
by Greg K
August 13th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Am I correct in my estimation that Amélie Berthaut has made the wines since taking over her mother's portion of vineyards? 2/3 for her, 1/3 for the Chezeaux family? That would make a world of difference between the '05-'08 period and her hand. Her wines are plain gorgeous to my taste. "and her hand...
by Greg K
August 12th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2452

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Negative interest rates are very, very difficult to think about. In theory, if, on January 1st, the Fed loaned you $100, at an interest rate of -5%, then circa December 31st of that year, you would only owe the Fed $95. And circa December 31st of the following year, you'd only owe the Fed (0.95) * ...
by Greg K
August 12th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2452

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 1:41 pm
[other than that the entirety of statutory & Common Law would have to be rewritten to accommodate negative interest rates, and all existing contracts would have to be voided]
Actually laughed out loud at this one. [cheers.gif]
by Greg K
August 12th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4610

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I'll have a bottle open at my place tomorrow early evening if anyone wants to stop by. panzer, i didn't call because i'm not sure what we would discuss - so the innuendo of me not calling you isn't a thing. that said, since you mentioned it, can you please elucidate on the how and why a producer wo...
by Greg K
August 11th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4610

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

c fu wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Greg K wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 10:19 am
c fu wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 8:03 am


I know. But it was more similar to yacov’s note than just a normal ungiving wine
Got it.

I don’t have much experience with Benetiere. Maybe I will open one young....
Sacrifices must be made
If anyone in NYC is up for it this week, I’m sure we can arrange it.
by Greg K
August 11th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4610

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I had a really similar experience that you had with 15 jamet, i did a quick double decant and drank over a hour or so. Was not enjoyable. Makes me wonder if the double decant just shut it down or something. After that for the 15s I've been trying I've been doing 5+ hour decants and they show remark...
by Greg K
August 11th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4610

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I had a really similar experience that you had with 15 jamet, i did a quick double decant and drank over a hour or so. Was not enjoyable. Makes me wonder if the double decant just shut it down or something. After that for the 15s I've been trying I've been doing 5+ hour decants and they show remark...
by Greg K
August 11th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4610

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

consumed over the course of 2 hours, did a quick double decant just to give it some air and sediment (only a little). served in zalto bdx stems. I had a really similar experience that you had with 15 jamet, i did a quick double decant and drank over a hour or so. Was not enjoyable. Makes me wonder ...
by Greg K
August 10th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11509
Views: 533245

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Fourrier and Jacques Carillon. pileon
by Greg K
August 10th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 112
Views: 4610

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Now I’m somewhat tempted to open one of mine. Somewhat.
by Greg K
August 10th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

How tastes and experiences with Burgundy differ! I had a 14 Grivot Clos de Vougeot out of magnum a few months back that I thought was the red wine of the night, whereas I have yet to drink a good bottle of Barthod, and it’s not for lack of trying. Somehow Barthod’s wines show either too much acid o...
by Greg K
August 10th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

A Songeur wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 4:10 am
Greg K wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 6:14 am
I’m a bit surprised you liked the 11 Barthod - those wines are quite green.
Les Cras was not green... (but Beaux Bruns was last year...) and was one of the better wines I had this year.
[cheers.gif]
by Greg K
August 9th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11509
Views: 533245

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 11:27 am
Some Cristal 2008.
Looking forward to getting some Taittinger Comtes but a little concerned at the pricing.
Mark, have you seen the pricing on the 2008 Comtes yet? Have been waiting for that one. Am thinking this may be going to be something I source in London.....
by Greg K
August 9th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 2977

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

This is a safe space, right? No (real) names (come on, Owlfert?), no judgement? Okay then... I still really enjoy 1995-2000 Monbousquet. I am not sure I think of them as wine per se, they’re more like a delicious and surprisingly complex/exotic daiquiri. But fun to drink. Who said anything about no...
by Greg K
August 9th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

How tastes and experiences with Burgundy differ! I had a 14 Grivot Clos de Vougeot out of magnum a few months back that I thought was the red wine of the night, whereas I have yet to drink a good bottle of Barthod, and it’s not for lack of trying. Somehow Barthod’s wines show either too much acid o...
by Greg K
August 9th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

I’m a bit surprised you liked the 11 Barthod - those wines are quite green.
by Greg K
August 9th, 2019, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

How tastes and experiences with Burgundy differ! I had a 14 Grivot Clos de Vougeot out of magnum a few months back that I thought was the red wine of the night, whereas I have yet to drink a good bottle of Barthod, and it’s not for lack of trying. Somehow Barthod’s wines show either too much acid or...

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