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by David_K
December 16th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte
Replies: 1
Views: 46

TN: 2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte

2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (12/16/2018) The first vintage of La Côte. This is a wine that is still so tightly-wound that I can't even imagine it on release. For one, it needs a *lot* of air. Upon first opening, it wasn't showing much on the nos...
by David_K
December 4th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 505
Views: 22400

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So after reading this thread some time ago I signed up and was on the list for about four months and bought - wait for it - nothing. Am I the only one? The business model just didn't work for me. A few reasons: - I found that the prices, while good, were not world-beating on most things. Add in coa...
by David_K
December 4th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 505
Views: 22400

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So after reading this thread some time ago I signed up and was on the list for about four months and bought - wait for it - nothing. Am I the only one? The business model just didn't work for me. A few reasons: - I found that the prices, while good, were not world-beating on most things. Add in coas...
by David_K
November 30th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

Mark Golodetz wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Depends who is giving the points. Suckling and Perotti Brown have completely stripped their personal brands of any value with these ludicrous scores.
That *is* their brand.
by David_K
November 28th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: TN: Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Thanks for the notes. Big fan of the range but aging is still the open question to me on these wines. I opened a 2013 Feudo di Mezzo the other night and I have to say the tannins had overwhelmed the fruit. 2013 is a lighter vintage, but still, I was disappointed with how it showed and I'm not sure t...
by David_K
November 15th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?
Replies: 159
Views: 4740

Re: Are you waiting for shipping season to start?

Anyone else worried by the frigid temperatures and impending winter storm hitting the northeast? A bunch of my shipments are coming in the next couple days. It's frigid for November but not really that frigid in the scheme of things. Single digits/teens is when I start to worry but we're well above...
by David_K
November 4th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: TN: 1971 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

Do you ever get a bad bottle of anything?
by David_K
November 3rd, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2016 CNdP are people buying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1220

Re: What 2016 CNdP are people buying?

How is 2016 supposed to stack up to 2015? Most people say it's better but it's not clear to me why. Richer? More structure? Both? I've read varying reports.
by David_K
November 1st, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texture in champagne
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Texture in champagne

Both Krug and Vilmart are oak-aged, which definitely contributes to the texture you're thinking about.
by David_K
November 1st, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Cru Beaujolais; where are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 5375

Re: '09 Cru Beaujolais; where are they now?

Drank four or five in the last six months, they are showing beautifully but will hold for a decade without any problems. Bottles that have travelled in the USA and seen some warmth show some brett, FYI (downside to using used DRC barrels [wink.gif] ) so hopefully you have kept yours cool. Interesti...
by David_K
October 31st, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1259

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

I still can't tell if you are a troll or are for real.
by David_K
October 30th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: TN: 2014 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin

I popped this tonight, and while it didn't wow me, I can also report that it showed as it should and was not advanced as many of the other Chidaine 14s have been. Still not as good as the '14 Breuil was shortly after release, but it's better than the Breuil has showed lately.
by David_K
October 29th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4440

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

jordan whitehead wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 3:50 pm
only when people post prices 50-100% above wine-searcher
Or, really, the same prices as Wine-Searcher. People need to realize they are not retail stores. Why would I buy from someone here -- no matter how trustworthy -- when it's readily available at retail for the same price?
by David_K
October 24th, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.
Replies: 26
Views: 673

Re: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.

Wow, we're really at the point of buying wine for grand-nephews now? Let's just be honest: these wines are for us.
by David_K
October 22nd, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Assessments of the 2017 Burgundy vintage?

Sounds like just the kind of white Burgundy vintage we need after the larger-scaled 2015s and 2016s and the sold-through 2014s.
by David_K
October 19th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug vs. Cristal
Replies: 73
Views: 2745

Re: Krug vs. Cristal

Not much experience with Champagne yet, but I am surprised that no one has thrown into the comparison any growers' Champagne. Are they generally considered by the experts here inferior to the cuvees mentioned above or just so different that a comparison does not make sense? I can't find it, but I s...
by David_K
October 19th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 109
Views: 4939

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

Lots of great Burgundy for sub-$50. You just have to live with not drinking much Cote de Nuits. I also find that aside from the trophy producers and very top wines, you can find most wines for less a few years after release.
by David_K
October 18th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1499

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Sounds good. In NYC, Chambers Street Wines still has some selections, as do other wine shops, like Flatiron Wines & Spirits. Boston, Chicago, and the Bay Area are the other big markets for our wines in the States. Lars, I can attest that the Falkenstein wines are *everywhere* in Boston. I'll admit ...
by David_K
October 16th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Update - Getting Hot Out There...
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Update - Getting Hot Out There...

Obviously I haven't tasted these wines, but I've never heard anyone say, yup, it was a hot year and the wines sure are a roasted, flabby mess. It's always:

- but cool nights
- but we picked early
- but balanced
- but not 2003
- but but but...

Time will tell.
by David_K
October 15th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1499

Re: Finding Leitz wines

I have even reached out directly to Johannes and to Kevin. Zero response. Worst importer ever. Leitz appears to be in on the venture, in which case they're both to blame. From the website: After 13 years of running a large national wine sales division, I was inspired to work with a more direct and ...
by David_K
October 13th, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée

Brad, how did 2010 end up subpar in Champagne when it seems like every other place in France knocked it out of the park, including other northern regions like Chablis, Loire, etc.? It seems like a real outlier and I've never understood why.
by David_K
October 12th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Les Tâches
Replies: 25
Views: 1202

Re: TN: Les Tâches

Robert Pavlovich wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Nice night of Taches guys.

I'm sure, in the case of the 03' the size and strength of the DRC harvest team played a big part in preserving freshness in the wine.
So they're like bodybuilders or something? [snort.gif]
by David_K
October 12th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 118
Views: 4702

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

I am always perplexed by the preference for 2010 vis a vis 2009 insofar as the 2009s are "too big." It's the opposite -- 2010 is *more* concentrated than 2009, and with higher alcohol. Yes, also more tannic and acidic. But just because they're tannic doesn't mean they're classical. One can prefer on...
by David_K
October 7th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Copain Kiser En Bas 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: No Copain Kiser En Bas 2013

I thought I would bump this thread because somehow, this not-bottled wine is on WineBid - 13 bottles' worth, to boot: https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/6796789/2013-Copain-Kiser-En-Bas-Pinot-Noir There has been boatloads of Copain, both recent and not, on WineBid lately. Total speculation, but I ...
by David_K
October 4th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - possible resolution
Replies: 129
Views: 5738

Re: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - possible resolution

Also quite frankly warehouses do not have accidents. Oh yes they do. I was present (thankfully from a distance - 100 feet or so) at a warehouse when a fork truck driver knocked over a multi-pallet stack of wine. Thousands of bottles broken in the span of seconds. See also: https://www.news.com.au/f...
by David_K
October 3rd, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - possible resolution
Replies: 129
Views: 5738

Re: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC

They failed to deliver for me on some 2014 halves, too. I think it was Barton and Calon-Segur. Offered 750s, but that's not what I ordered. Thanks but no thanks to their futures program.
by David_K
October 2nd, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: TN: 2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés

Thanks for the note. I have a few of the 2010 La Cote on the way. While I haven't had it personally, I've read that Monts Damnes is considered perhaps Boulay's weakest cuvee (relatively speaking). Would you call this over the hill, or just boring?
by David_K
September 30th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 42
Views: 1317

Re: TN: 2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

I don't see the 2010 available anywhere. When is its general release?
by David_K
September 27th, 2018, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Alberto Nanclares Albariño Coccinella (Spain, Galicia, Rías Baixas)
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: TN: 2013 Alberto Nanclares Albariño Coccinella (Spain, Galicia, Rías Baixas)

I really like this producer. The wines are small-production though and can be difficult to find. I haven't had this particular cuvee.
by David_K
September 25th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: A few high-end white burgs (roulot, auvenay, leflaive)
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: FS/FT: A few high-end white burgs (roulot, auvenay, leflaive)

You may be able to do a hand-off, but the person trading with you is going to need a wheelbarrow. [snort.gif]
by David_K
September 20th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Willi Schaefer "Graacher Domprobst" Spätlese - Holy shit!
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: 2017 Willi Schaefer "Graacher Domprobst" Spätlese - Holy shit!

Vintage generalizations are tough and very local, often producer by producer. I haven’t tasted 2017s yet to know, but sometimes vintage judgments on release turn out wrong or to evolve. 2016 was quite exciting in the Saar and Ruwer, more compact than 2015 but very vibrant, delineated, and pure. Agr...
by David_K
September 19th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vietti Perbacco Vertical: 2005-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1218

Re: TNs: Vietti Perbacco Vertical: 2005-2011

I thought of this thread as I opened my last bottle of the 2010 Perbacco last night. Still going strong, but I no longer buy many Langhe Nebbiolos since I don't know how to use them -- I find they're often either too easy, or, like this one, absolutely stacked, kind of defeating the purpose of the d...
by David_K
September 16th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation (France, Champagne)
Replies: 2
Views: 170

TN: 1996 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation (France, Champagne)

1996 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation - France, Champagne (9/16/2018) So thick you could cut it with a knife, but through it all retains a strong line of acid to keep it likely. Youthful and with little secondary development. Absolutely lavish in style but not sloppy. Still, it strikes me as ...
by David_K
September 13th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: TN: 2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

I popped and poured on the first night, but I found no meaningful difference on night two. It also seemed drier to me than either 2012 or 2015. I know a lot of people are partial to the 2012, but I think 2015 is my favorite vintage of this wine to date.
by David_K
September 13th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 6
Views: 157

TN: 2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (9/13/2018) Not the strongest vintage of this wine, in my opinion. It's a little hard to explain why though. Usually when a Riesling disappoints it's for an obvious reason, like low acidity, ...
by David_K
September 12th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Consignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: WineBid Consignment

I had a good experience selling a very small smattering of stuff that wouldn't make sense for a regular auction house. Got decent prices across the board. I also dealt with Sterling and had no problems.
by David_K
September 11th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Piemontese, too much oak?
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: TN: Two Piemontese, too much oak?

John, that's fair. But I stand by my contention that the Sottimano wines are far more classy than those of Clerico, and taste a lot more of their grape.
by David_K
September 10th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Piemontese, too much oak?
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: TN: Two Piemontese, too much oak?

I don't put these two producers in the same bucket. Sottimano uses a little French oak and they are indeed polished but they are brisk, classy wines. Clerico, well, those wines don't really taste like Nebbiolo.
by David_K
September 4th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piemonte 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1483

Re: Piemonte 2014

Greg, thanks - I really enjoy reading your reviews. It's refreshing to read such a candid report, one that the big guys frankly are too beholden to offer.
by David_K
September 1st, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2014 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

With three years in bottle now, what's the current thinking on the 2014s overall?
by David_K
August 31st, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm The Absurd
Replies: 79
Views: 5689

Re: Realm The Absurd

John Morris wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 10:15 am
Tom Chen wrote:
August 31st, 2018, 10:06 am
And, not to state the obvious, but the team at Realm (particularly Juan) is just fantastic. Very responsive and great customer service.
At $375.00 a bottle, I bet they do appreciate their customers.
Maybe it's the price to which the name refers.
by David_K
August 30th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An interesting white burgundy offer...
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: An interesting white burgundy offer...

Suspect they got this parcel for pennies on the dollar, figure many people won't go through the trouble of keeping track and returning, and will be happy with whatever they get. Not a bad idea for old stock, but can't imagine it being a model for new releases.
by David_K
August 29th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approach for notes when tasting at a winery
Replies: 22
Views: 662

Re: Approach for notes when tasting at a winery

Paul McCourt wrote:
August 29th, 2018, 2:50 pm
I don't do it but can't imagine it being an issue unless you were weirdly obsessive/socially awkward in the process.
Yeah, there's definitely nobody like that around here.
by David_K
August 29th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Chavignol Rosé
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Chavignol Rosé

Curious as to what the alcohol was on the '15? I just had the '16 and it's a little disjointed and, believe it or not, has a bit of an alcoholic bite on it to me. I know they can age; do they sometimes need time to sort themselves out?
by David_K
August 29th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

No space!
by David_K
August 29th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9834
Views: 437197

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Well the last thing I needed was more Riesling but a separation between Rudi Wiest and their distibutor in Mass. led to a lot of good stuff being blown out. Bought a mixed case worth of Lieser and Schafer-Frohlich Kabinetts for around $15 per all in.
by David_K
August 28th, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: TN: 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

Dale, yes, my optimal window is as soon as possible. I'm not saying they go bad or off, but I prefer these fresher. Others may feel differently.
by David_K
August 28th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: TN: 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

I always like this wine on release, but less so after a couple of years in bottle. It loses vitality quickly, in my experience. Glad yours is showing well.
by David_K
August 28th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approach for notes when tasting at a winery
Replies: 22
Views: 662

Re: Approach for notes when tasting at a winery

I don't, but then, I'm not ITB. I taste seriously and pay close attention but it seems like work to take notes.

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