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by William Kelley
June 19th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux

Bourg '13 showed well tonight, minty wild berries, tender and expressive; not a massive, powerful vintage but purer and more precise than '11 for example. Bourg already showing well? Usually needs more time for me. The 2000 drank recently was still a young thing. 2013 Clos was drinking beautifully ...
by William Kelley
June 19th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: 2013 Clos Rougeard Les Poyeux

Bourg '13 showed well tonight, minty wild berries, tender and expressive; not a massive, powerful vintage but purer and more precise than '11 for example.
by William Kelley
June 14th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

It's worth pointing out what I consider to be the book's greatest merit, which is its fascinating integration of social / political history with the history of wine in the introductory sections to each decade. History in wine writing is often merely an ornamental preamble, but this book deploys it t...
by William Kelley
June 13th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: TN: 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Coincidentally, just tasted this yesterday. Your note describes the wine nicely. As much attention as the 2016 got, I much prefer this 2017 version for it's (to my tastes) more classic profile. Really? How so? For me, they are both quite classic vintages, 2016 being cooler in profile, and 2017 sunn...
by William Kelley
June 11th, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1527

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

The old Léon Violland wines are always worth looking out for!
by William Kelley
June 6th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Meix Foulot Mercurey 1er cru clos du chateau du montaigu monopole
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: TN: 2012 Meix Foulot Mercurey 1er cru clos du chateau du montaigu monopole

2017s are especially strong here FYI William, how do you find the Chalonnaise vintages tracking the rest of the Côte d'Or? More like Beaune? For vintages like 2013 where I really like wines from the Nuits, but many of the wines from Beaune are much more difficult I'm trying to figure out how to thi...
by William Kelley
June 6th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

I realized I've been sitting on a decent amount of Cru Beaujolais from 2009 through 2015 (lots of JP Brun, Lapierre, Bouland, etc). I know it might come down to specific producers or sites, but any recent experiences pro/con with specific vintages? Of the three, in that span of vintages, I would be...
by William Kelley
June 6th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

Now is a good time to look back at 2008, which was a bit mean at the outset and in the shadow of 2009, but which is now drinking very well.
by William Kelley
June 6th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4150

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

I tasted VA in a Thivin 2018 recently. Was the Moulin a Vent. It was also way too young. I had no idea Thivin made a M-a-V. Is that new? If they do, they never presented it to me—and I was there Tuesday! Didn't notice notable levels of VA in any of their 2018s, which across the board showed very we...
by William Kelley
May 26th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Only the other day, I was talking with Jean-François Coche about the 1989 harvest. He was reminiscing about the quality of the grapes, some of the most beautiful he has seen in his career. He used 100% whole clusters for his red wines that year. I'm inclined to say he made the white Burgundies of th...
by William Kelley
May 19th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 6620

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Just back from the Jura where 1929 Ganevat Vin Jaune definitely merited inclusion on the list...
by William Kelley
May 16th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11986

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Tariq K wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 4:59 pm
How do you guys think about the value of Ridge MB vs Montelena Estate? Montelena is a little less expensive on futures. In full disclosure, I'm subscribed to both.
Speaking personally, I wouldn't hesitate to take the Ridge.
by William Kelley
May 12th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

Good to see you got a good bottle of the DP, I'm on the fence about a bottle with a poor level but great provenance and I'm now more inclined to take the risk.
by William Kelley
May 9th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Theft from Domaine Forey in Vosne
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Theft from Domaine Forey in Vosne

Just head that two pallets of wine were stolen from Domaine Forey in Vosne-Romanée, including library wines and many jeroboams... anyone being offered jeros of Forey on the gray market in the coming months should be vigilant!
by William Kelley
May 9th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Don and Alan - your previous comments on 2014 were the catalyst for our buying a few cases, none of which we've touched yet. Perhaps we'll pop one this weekend to check in. You are so lucky! Enjoy. We don't have the Morgeot, though. Just Vergers and Caillerets No hurry on those! I'm just about to g...
by William Kelley
May 8th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1995 and 1996
Replies: 65
Views: 2027

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1995 and 1996

Older SM, BAMA and Levet throw some detectable brett. No issue at all for me, part of the perfume of classic Bordeaux in my book. More recent SM is pristine without losing its character. I have not had a BAMA younger than 2004. Thought I have experienced bottle variation, I have honestly never had ...
by William Kelley
May 8th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Pleased to here that positive reviews on this wine. Glad I have some tucked away. Has anyone tasted the 2015 and/or 2016 of this wine? Yes and yes: 2015 quite dense and blocky, one of the less outgoing Ramonet 2015s, will need a bit of time; 2016 a bit less concentrated and tight knit but a good ef...
by William Kelley
May 8th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4150

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Where are you all finding magnums of Beaujolais? I can barely find 750's in and around where I live. PA makes shipping from out of state retailers a tough game for me too, but for the right bottles I have my methods. I will say, the most annoying part of drinking Beau. is that whenever you talk abo...
by William Kelley
May 8th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1995 and 1996
Replies: 65
Views: 2027

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1995 and 1996

Where on earth did you find that?! Lucky you! The only 1955 I have ever had from Margaux was a d'Issan, back in 1982, which was to blame for getting me onto the slippery slope of wine-loving. David Rayer, who writes / edits Mosel Fine Wines (a publication well worth reading), brought it to dinner c...
by William Kelley
May 8th, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Have a magnum of this tucked away for extended aging champagne.gif
by William Kelley
May 2nd, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

My favorite so far has been the Ursules, seems like a step up from the Val Vilaine. But I’ve enjoyed both and have been buying across the range. Would be great to do a horizontal at some point, I’ve never had the opportunity to to a side-by-side tasting. Somehow I missed the ‘13s though :(. Agreed....
by William Kelley
May 2nd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4150

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 8:17 am
My local retailer is carrying a producer that I have not tried before, any comments:

2017 Yohan Lardy Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes de 1903

I just grabbed more Bouland.
What you really need is magnums of the Morgon Delys, Robert.
by William Kelley
April 28th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 30
Views: 964

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

This bottling seems to get better and better every year. That's true of all Cédric's wines, but this cuvée advances so fast I sometimes feel it's closing the qualitative gap with the rare wines he produces, the difference increasingly being one of character as much as quality.
by William Kelley
April 28th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: TN: 1993 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny

I finally opened my lone bottle of 1993 Bertheau Amoureuses... a stunning wine! Will report in more detail later.
by William Kelley
April 27th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

I bought a Magnum of 1956 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche, Grand Cru from a mate of mine in Paris and we drank it Chez Hall last night. It had a fill that was around high shoulder. The cork was very crumbly but had provided a good seal. I gave it a 6 hours Audouze and it really did perform abo...
by William Kelley
April 25th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Perfect notes, Jeremy! A couple of bottles of Ramonet at a place that shall remain nameless. 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Montrachet, Grand Cru : Montrachet is not usually the wet your whistle type white to kick off with, but when I spied this at a sympathetic price, my whistle was crying out for some M...
by William Kelley
April 23rd, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3839

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Is anybody able to give information about the situation? Did frost actually destroy vineyards in Burgundy or elsewhere in France so far? And if so to what extend? As far as Burgundy is concerned, and based on only a few conversations, it seems that there was heavy damage in the southern Mâconnais, ...
by William Kelley
April 22nd, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?
Replies: 48
Views: 1422

Re: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?

What a friend of mine does - and he's a big white Burg fan, with Coche-Dury as a model, as well as having worked for a couple board fave CA producers - is barrel age, then put in stainless for about 3 months. So, it gets all the benefits of oak aging, then turns a bit reductive before bottling. Thi...
by William Kelley
April 21st, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 3:46 pm
Any evidence of a wall or other enclosure??
Surrounded by murgers on three sides with cliff to the rear... if you look more closely at the photos you will see the murgers.
by William Kelley
April 21st, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

To follow up on this, I finally visited to Clos de la Truffière last Friday with Michel... This is how the vineyard looked. Happily only a handful of buds lost to frost, fingers crossed it stays that way. https://i.imgur.com/aeiov6a.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IjQA3Pp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0XTH6yp.jpg
by William Kelley
April 21st, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 2793

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

Are any specific producers being called out? Saying brett is going up without listing specific producers seems useless to me. I think critics generally tend to shy away from specifically calling out brett, preferring to allude to it with aroma descriptors such as "leathery / funky / wild" etc. It i...
by William Kelley
April 17th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Jeremy, At the restaurants you are visiting, are you seeing Coche, Roulot or Ente on the wine lists? If so how is the pricing? Had 2009 Coche Rougeots for 210 EUR last week. Think that is about as good as you are going to get these days, the era of Meursault Village for 65 EUR a bottle off the list...
by William Kelley
April 17th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Quick lunch at Le Soufflot with a couple of tasty whites. 2016 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc . It started with relatively simple peachy aromas and flavours. With air more spice became apparent and it tightened up. There’s good depth and it could do with a few years bottle age to develop more complexit...
by William Kelley
April 17th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Quick lunch at Le Soufflot with a couple of tasty whites. 2016 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc . It started with relatively simple peachy aromas and flavours. With air more spice became apparent and it tightened up. There’s good depth and it could do with a few years bottle age to develop more complexit...
by William Kelley
April 16th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

speaking of... what's the future of Allemand ? I had heard he was retiring soon. Then I hear he's going to start releasing a reserve. Doesn't sound like a guy who is retiring. As I recall, said he was going to retire after he went through a difficult divorce. But that was some years back now. Could...
by William Kelley
April 16th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 10:02 am
I will definitely stay longer in Chablis next time, William. Was the Dauvissat a magnum?

May thanks for the info, Asher.
Last night was a 750 ml, tomorrow will be the time for magnums.
by William Kelley
April 16th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Jeremy and William, We missed you at Au Fil du Zinc by just a few days. What a memorable dinner! We ordered the 2010 Raveneau Chapelot, which was great, as well as the 1986 Raveneau Butteaux that you also enjoyed, served to us blind, and it was amazing. We also had the 2010 Raveneau Mont Mains as y...
by William Kelley
April 16th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4498

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

My wife made a similar remark about "meeting men on the internet" [rofl.gif]

Had a brilliant bottle of 1996 Dauvissat Forest last night, next time you're in Chablis you'll have to stay longer, Jeremy.
by William Kelley
April 14th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3839

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Tonight is supposed to be colder than last night. Sun is setting right now. Everyone cross their fingers. Beaune has smelt faintly of burning straw all day.
by William Kelley
April 14th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc (USA, California, Central Valley, Clarksburg)
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: TN: 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc (USA, California, Central Valley, Clarksburg)

Opening a Vinum Cellars Clarksburg Chenin tonight with grilled salmon. When I was out in Clarksburg about 5 years ago there was very little small producer Chenin available to taste. I wonder if the situation has changed? I think people are beginning to take an interest - but hopefully not too late,...
by William Kelley
April 14th, 2019, 2:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3788

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

They were still in tank awaiting bottling when I visited in late October 2018...
by William Kelley
April 12th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Pernot-Belicard
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: TNR: Pernot-Belicard

I reviewed the 2017s in the Wine Advocate. My overall take on the estate was as follows: "This small six-hectare domaine located in the heart of Puligny-Montrachet is making rapid strides. Philippe Pernot (a scion of the Paul Pernot dynasty) launched the Pernot Belicard label in 2009, gradually sell...
by William Kelley
April 5th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bernard Boisson-Vadot
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Bernard Boisson-Vadot

Interesting, tho not surprising I guess, that the Boisson-Vadot label is going away. Who will be making the Anne Boisson wines...same as before (I'm heard different stories about who does the AB wine making, i.e. Pierre vs Anne vs a collaboration)? In any case, great wines and I'm a fan. Along thos...
by William Kelley
April 5th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bernard Boisson-Vadot
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Bernard Boisson-Vadot

Last vintage of this label! From 2017 on, all the wines will be under either the Anne or Pierre Boisson labels.
by William Kelley
March 31st, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4146

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

The 2017 Côte du Puy just hit the shelves here in Beaune, and I have a bottle open in front of me. It's richer than the 2016, showing warmer, sunnier fruit tones on the nose—strawberry preserve, dark cherries and licorice—though some lovely floral top-notes are emerging with air. The tannins seem j...
by William Kelley
March 31st, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Les Narvaux Meursault's best non-1er Cru Vineyard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1032

Re: Is Les Narvaux Meursault's best non-1er Cru Vineyard?

And once you exclude Coche, Ente, Roulot ... and look at accessible producers, still the same ranking and characteristics? The problem is that there is no 'control experiment', and I would always rather drink a great producer's communal wine than a poor producer's grand or premier cru. Lalou's Narv...
by William Kelley
March 31st, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Really good to hear! I bought 24 bottles and six magnums without having as yet tasted it, such is my faith in LdH—and my colleague Luis, who loved it.
by William Kelley
March 30th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496896

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 7:14 pm
a bottle of Lamy Criots Batard Haute Densité 2015. Never had this wine. Stoked.
Great, great purchase. One of the finest white wines being made in Burgundy today.
by William Kelley
March 30th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

As a post-script to this thread, I opened a bottle of the 2017 Niellon Clos Saint-Jean white yesterday, just out of curiosity, and it showed even better than when I tasted it six months ago - even more tensile and lively. So Niellon 2017s are warmly recommended when they arrive stateside. Will be vi...

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