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by Greg K
October 20th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 31
Views: 1212

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

Given that the next few burgundy vintages are on the warmer/easy drinking side (especially the Cote de Nuits), this is a good excuse to pare back purchases, other than from those few producers from whom I want to maintain verticals or allocations. I don’t buy new Bordeaux anyway, and Italy and champ...
by Greg K
October 19th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

Will these command Verset and ultimately Gentaz pricing in time? I think likely yes, though maybe not quite at those prices. Very small production and the right following. The inherent quality isn’t really the point (I’m not the biggest Juge fan personally). If quality was the barometer, Guigal’s L...
by Greg K
October 19th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11905
Views: 570110

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I don’t consider things “bought” until they arrive in storage or my apartment (cough, Premier Cru, cough), so this past week had lots of purchases. Most notably a few bottles of 99 Montilles, bottle of 82 Gruaud Larose and 2 bottles of one of the two wines that were Burgundy epiphanies for me - 1990...
by Greg K
October 19th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 2725

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

This is why I like this forum - forces me to re-examine things. I’ve had one Pierre Girardin and found it too oaky for my palate. I think I’ll try them again based on most of this feedback (well, maybe not based on Herwig’s latest note!). I thought the Vincent whites were pretty good QPR.
by Greg K
October 17th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2076

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

That’s good to know, is it really already drinking? I guess 11 is quite a precocious vintage. Mine is the 01 Pie Franco but that may have been just over a year ago. Already good, showing much promise. All wines so far listed such youngsters. It is drinking beautifully now. What decanting regimen di...
by Greg K
October 17th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

The 2011 Rupestris is drinking great, and that’s a very nice price for a restaurant.
by Greg K
October 17th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

... Palmer was every bit as worthy as Mouton in the 1960s and 1970s, as was La Mission, which you may argue is not a super second, but if Haut Brion is a First Growth, then LMHB undoubtedly should have been considered for elevation... I couldn’t agree more. And if we consider the performance of the...
by Greg K
October 16th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2076

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Yeah, the 11 Rupestris has never shut down. A spectacular wine.
by Greg K
October 16th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11905
Views: 570110

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I own a bunch of Niellon, I know!
by Greg K
October 16th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11905
Views: 570110

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2007 Bonneau du Martray CC 2007 PYCM Puligny Champs Gains 2007 Dauvissat Forest 2010 Dauvissat Forest the vinous version of Russian roulette? It's all good. Who dares wins! Please report back :-P You're playing a bit of premox roulette with the Bonneau yourself! Though when on, those wines are grea...
by Greg K
October 16th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet

David Glasser wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:14 am
I’ve had a few outstanding 1978 Napa Cabs that really aged beautifully. The William Hill Kris mentions comes to mind, and a Pine Ridge bottling. Fun to hear that the 1978 Stelzner stole the show.

Was the Carillon Louis or Francois?
I think 09 was Louis' last vintage, so I'd think Francois.
by Greg K
October 15th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: An evening of Successes: Carillon Puligny Combettes, Bonneau Celestins 2004 and a shocking good old Cabernet

Stephen Williams wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 9:37 pm
I agree with you about Bonneau excelling in cooler vintages. A 1992 Celestins was magnificent when drunk a few weeks ago.
My wine of the year last year. I'm amazed anyone could achieve that kind of balance with CdP.
by Greg K
October 15th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

Had another bottle of this recently, liked it better. I think it's significantly better than Balthazar's Sans Soufre, though I also don't think it's as good as Gilles' Cornas bottling either. 7 may 2019 : Franck Balthazar Sélections Cornas Chaillot 2016 : 17/20 An excellent wine. I suppose it is th...
by Greg K
October 14th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

Had another bottle of this recently, liked it better. I think it's significantly better than Balthazar's Sans Soufre, though I also don't think it's as good as Gilles' Cornas bottling either.
by Greg K
October 12th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 italian wine suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: 2014 italian wine suggestions

I want to hold several bottles of 2014 italian wines because that year holds sentimental memory. If it was YOUR pick which one would you buy? It's YOUR choice so taste preference is according to you. How long are you holding them for? I’ve had the 14 Pergole Torte a few times and that should certai...
by Greg K
October 12th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 italian wine suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: 2014 italian wine suggestions

I want to hold several bottles of 2014 italian wines because that year holds sentimental memory. If it was YOUR pick which one would you buy? It's YOUR choice so taste preference is according to you. How long are you holding them for? I’ve had the 14 Pergole Torte a few times and that should certai...
by Greg K
October 11th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1533

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

That so-called rule of 15 seemed to have worked well for the 2004 Allemand Reynard. I will look to consume one of mine from the remote storage. 2004 is at absolute peak right now -- it's been one of the most enjoyable vintages these last few years. Chave, Allemand, Clape, Sorrel, Jamet are all abso...
by Greg K
October 11th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1533

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

2004 is at absolute peak right now -- it's been one of the most enjoyable vintages these last few years. Chave, Allemand, Clape, Sorrel, Jamet are all absolutely outstanding. Don't be ridiculous. Parker said it was an inferior vintage in the N. Rhone so you must be mistaken. I miss the days when he...
by Greg K
October 11th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11905
Views: 570110

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 5:32 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 5:19 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 11:55 am
1978 Giscours
I saw that. Nice.
Also ordered the 89 Haut Batailley but it turned out that he no longer had the bottle. Boo!
Was tempted by that, but am on a bit of a self imposed ban so stayed strong (or is it weak?).
A shame about the 89!
by Greg K
October 11th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1533

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Thanks for the notes Adrian, as always. Out of curiosity, how much air did you have the 13 open for? I’ve had it a couple of times this year and I think after a couple of hours in a decanter it’s in a great place. Very much agree with your thoughts on the 11. We didn't have the 13 -- did you mean 1...
by Greg K
October 10th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1723

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

This is a serious question [and I honestly don't know the answer to it]: What do you gain by committing infanticide on a $600 bottle of wine? Would it not be a vastly more satisfying experience if you were to hold the bottle for another 20 or 40 or 60 years, until it was actually ready to be consum...
by Greg K
October 8th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 34
Views: 1533

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Thanks for the notes Adrian, as always. Out of curiosity, how much air did you have the 13 open for? I’ve had it a couple of times this year and I think after a couple of hours in a decanter it’s in a great place. Very much agree with your thoughts on the 11.
by Greg K
October 8th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: a couple Kabinetts; a few Verdets; old Ygay Gran Reserva; and a Jura Pinot
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: TNs: a couple Kabinetts; a few Verdets; old Ygay Gran Reserva; and a Jura Pinot

I guess I have to revisit Verdet; the two I had last year felt very oaky to me.
by Greg K
October 6th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: Haut Brion retrospective

Carlos, did your 83 seem very youthful and dark? I’m asking because I had one in a tasting several years ago and it was so youthful I suspected it was a fake (excellent wine, though). Maybe it really is that way? That's Pessac in 83; I had an 83 La Mission a few months ago and it was also stunning,...
by Greg K
October 5th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1361

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

The most recent one I had was Pontet Canet. It was very good and fairly open but my notes say “fiercely tannic.” It wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of the better wines were like that now. I think the 2000 Pontet Canet is reasonably approachable now after a bit of a decant. On the other hand, I though...
by Greg K
October 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1361

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Greg K wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Craig G wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 6:26 pm
We prefer ambiguity too.
Whether pedantry, sarcasm or both, we prefer it be funny.
I’ll let you know when I give a damn. It will be a long wait.
Thank you David. We’ll all appreciate prompt notification of when you finally post something funny.
by Greg K
October 5th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1361

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

Craig G wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 6:26 pm
We prefer ambiguity too.
Whether pedantry, sarcasm or both, we prefer it be funny.
by Greg K
October 5th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1361

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 6:12 pm
It was actually sarcastic pedantry.
It was not. It was simply pedantry.
by Greg K
October 5th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1361

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 11:45 am
Aww...sarcasm hurts.
Not sarcasm, pedantry.
by Greg K
October 4th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19811

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Respectfully, I don’t get the logic of why the buyer gets a freebie on a tariff neither the seller nor buyer could have anticipated at time of contracting or had any control over it. The seller should give the buyer the option of paying the tariff or rescinding the transaction. Do these consumers e...
by Greg K
October 4th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19811

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Just got email from Zachy’s saying there changing the language and gonna hit me with the extra tariff. They also said there going to delay shipping from Europe hoping it goes away. I’m glad I didn’t buy much from Zachy’s. deadhorse based on Zachys prices you'd think they already had all kinds of ta...
by Greg K
October 3rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19811

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Can't wait to see who will be the first person busted for smuggling high end wine into Miami on their cigarette boat. Alfert? He already got busted for his paintings! I'd worry about those on the water! Am picturing Alfert in a white jacket with a teal shirt holding a bottle of Clos Rougeard. Can't...
by Greg K
October 3rd, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18007

Re: I'm done*

Congrats Neal - now's the time to enjoy all that old Bordeaux :)
by Greg K
October 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19811

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Can't wait to see who will be the first person busted for smuggling high end wine into Miami on their cigarette boat. Alfert?
by Greg K
September 29th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

Agreed, it's a lusher, slightly more polished style so the leaner years tend to give a little more afwe bent. That said, his are the second best wines from the hill. That's true, though other than Faurie, whose wines are also tough to find, what's the competition, really? A thread for another time,...
by Greg K
September 29th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

Personally I’ve had a really tough time keeping my hands off my rapidly dwindling stash of 2012 Allemand....
by Greg K
September 29th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

One of the wines of the vintage. I’m counting on it. I think he does really well in “leaner” vintages. It’s a shame the wines tend to be hard to find. Agreed, it's a lusher, slightly more polished style so the leaner years tend to give a little more afwe bent. That said, his are the second best win...
by Greg K
September 29th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

Actually it is, because wines do not all follow a made up rule from one guy that somehow became an internet wine meme. Following the wines along their journey to maturity is (IMO) more respectful of the differences from wine to wine. If you want to engage in intentional obtuseness, that’s fine. I w...
by Greg K
September 29th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

Greg seems to still be rather piqued that I opened a 2012 Jamet a few weeks ago, but it was one of four. I won’t be opening another for a good long time. People drinking their wines however they please never piques me; people's wines, people's drinking habits and the way people enjoy their wines ar...
by Greg K
September 28th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

If you want to engage in hyperbole, go for it. If you would like the point made with no hyperbole, very well. The “rule of 15” has nothing to do with checking in on wines as the develop. If you want to do that, for the intellectual curiosity, and you find the experience edifying, you should. But it...
by Greg K
September 28th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

There was an 04 Sorrel Le Greal at this dinner. I fought it was great, but I also thought it wasn’t at its peak (or even particularly close). As is almost always true for wine, YMMV. One of the wines of the vintage. I’m counting on it. I think he does really well in “leaner” vintages. It’s a shame ...
by Greg K
September 28th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

It’s actually more about opening bottles periodically to follow the wine through its evolution. Which has nothing to do with the point people are making about the waiting 15 years to open northern Rhônes. If you own a pallet of 2005 Latour and want to open one every two weeks to check in, go for it...
by Greg K
September 28th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

It’s actually more about opening bottles periodically to follow the wine through its evolution. Which has nothing to do with the point people are making about the waiting 15 years to open northern Rhônes. If you own a pallet of 2005 Latour and want to open one every two weeks to check in, go for it.
by Greg K
September 28th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

There was an 04 Sorrel Le Greal at this dinner. I fought it was great, but I also thought it wasn’t at its peak (or even particularly close). As is almost always true for wine, YMMV. If you want to open your Jamet young, who am I to stop you?
by Greg K
September 25th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Information on wine futures?
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Information on wine futures?

It would not necessarily be a security in that case. Gold funds that hold bullion can fall into a regulatory grey area like this. Gold ETFs are SEC-regulated but somebody owning a warehouse and buying gold for you and sticking it into the warehouse would not be. That’s not the same thing, for sever...
by Greg K
September 25th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Information on wine futures?
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Information on wine futures?

As for it being a security, would that still be the case if the investor received a list of wines that he has invested in? Although the company technically owns the wine on behalf of the investor and stores it at a facility like the LCB, the investor is given a list of wines that's included within ...
by Greg K
September 25th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Information on wine futures?
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Information on wine futures?

As for it being a security, would that still be the case if the investor received a list of wines that he has invested in? Although the company technically owns the wine on behalf of the investor and stores it at a facility like the LCB, the investor is given a list of wines that's included within ...
by Greg K
September 24th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11905
Views: 570110

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ramon C wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 12:35 pm


Looks like I have '96, '99 and '05 Mouches.
Only ‘99 here. But we should do it if folks are game.
I may have ‘02 or ‘01.
I think I have a couple of bottles of '08 in storage.
by Greg K
September 24th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2269

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

Howard, it's entirely possible you've had a run of slightly tired bottles; it certainly happens. I opened up a few 85s/86s in a row that were disappointments, but then opened up an 83 La Mission a few months back that was absolutely phenomenal and tasted remarkably fresh despite its age and tertiary...
by Greg K
September 24th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 339
Views: 16000

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

FWIW, one of the people to whom I gave it blind the following day identified it as Cote Rotie. So to say it has "no Cote Rotie character" depends on the taster.

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