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by David_K
May 20th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 49
Views: 2487

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Scott E. wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
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by David_K
May 18th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3347

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I also can't imagine not using CT to keep track of my cellar. Then again, I also have zero unread emails in my inbox, so it may be a personality thing. :)
by David_K
May 8th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 45
Views: 1985

Re: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux

Agree they are showing well right now. What struck me at the big tasting I went to a couple months' back is the overall consistency up and down the hierarchy. While I think the best '15s probably are on a par with the best '16s, '16 seems more consistent across the board.
by David_K
May 7th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 1005

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

Nothing spoofy about '15 IMO. I thought it was just as good as the '14.
by David_K
May 3rd, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3550

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Yes, the Chidaine '14s went to hell *really* fast. A shame because they were amazing on release.
by David_K
May 3rd, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.
Replies: 25
Views: 830

Re: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.

While technical data can be interesting, by and large I can't see myself basing purchasing decisions based on it.
by David_K
May 2nd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1340

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/wineindustry/9556660-181/jackson-family-wines-ceo-calls “If we were to continue selling wine from other nations, we would be teaching the next generation to drink imported wine," he said. "... There are 125,000 wine SKUs in the U.S. with more imp...
by David_K
May 1st, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Best Wine Consignors and Auction Houses

wow. That's impressive. So did you go with them? lol Nope, it made me re-revaluate using them in the future as well. And then I logged into their website and bought 3 more bottles. [rofl.gif] Seriously, that's insane. I've had good experiences with WineBid on small collections of decent but by no m...
by David_K
April 29th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

I feel like most of your notes (which are great, btw) have the line, "first bottle from the case." We should all be so lucky! [cheers.gif]
by David_K
April 28th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 30
Views: 954

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

Agree with the sentiment on the thread that the more limited wines really aren't worth it. I haven't had all of them, but I've had a couple (Bechalin and Haute-Lemble), and while they were good, they were not better than the Val Vilaine.
by David_K
April 28th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Is the finished part to the left where there is a door and is that wall insulated? It should be but I hate assuming. Is the right wall the exterior wall? From the picture I’m not sure. But if you have one exterior wall and the floor as heat sinks you should be fine. I have a set up that is similar ...
by David_K
April 28th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Thanks all! Greg -- not sure what the pipes are for. Good point re: condensation etc.

Glad to hear this may have some promise. Now just need to wait until summer to see how the temperature is in there.
by David_K
April 27th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

Nathan - all good points. What about passive racking, w/o temp and humidity control? I will find out for sure in a few months, but I have a feeling it stays pretty cool down there.
by David_K
April 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Can I put a (small) wine cellar in this room?

So we are in the process of moving and just bought a house. While I'd love a home cellar, homes are small and scarce around here so that couldn't be a primary consideration. The house we bought has a finished basement with a few unfinished areas off of it. One is the boiler room, so that's out. The ...
by David_K
April 19th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4145

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 11:26 am
saying the OW crowd is snobbier than the NW crowd is not saying all members of the OW crowd are snobby nor does it mean that all in the NW crowd are not snobby. It baffles me that folks refuse to accept this.
some of them, I assume, are good people
There are very fine people on both sides
by David_K
April 18th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 48
Views: 2019

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

For what it's worth, here is what Mosel Fine Wines had to say about 2015 vis a vis 2010: The combination of clean ripe fruit and high acidity makes for some comparisons with such great vintages as 2012, 2009, 1990 and 1975. This upfront fruitiness boosted by great acidity makes for parallels with so...
by David_K
April 18th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 48
Views: 2019

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

That's surprising, Alan. Both '10 and '15 are vintages of high ripeness and high acidity, though I think '10 is higher in both. I find '15 to be much more consistent and balanced.
by David_K
April 18th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 48
Views: 2019

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

You misinterpret...I may prefer vintages like '01, '12, etc., but even more I love surfing the variations that vintages give, high acid or low acid. Every vintage has wines that find a balance point. It would be boring if they were all the same, or even all similar. Yep. And nobody needs another 20...
by David_K
April 17th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4145

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Because new world drinkers are not the brightest bunch, and have literacy issues. It is difficult to criticize old world wines when you're limited to grunting and mashing the keyboard. Also, they can't read the labels.
by David_K
April 17th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 0
Views: 460

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by David_K
April 15th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 48
Views: 2019

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Haven't tasted yet. Still a couple of months out. Acid seems to be the great divider these days. Some folks want to have battery cables attached to their glass. I want the acid to be in balance with the rest of the wine. We'll see where these stand in time. Agree with you. I used to think if acidit...
by David_K
April 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 48
Views: 2019

Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Is out. Seems to be low acid, low botrytis, but hard to glean much else from it. Anyone with first-hand experience?

https://www.skurnik.com/terry-theises-2 ... ge-report/
by David_K
April 14th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

How does the '16 compare with the '15? I'm sitting on a couple of the '15s.
by David_K
April 12th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2341

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Average is $60, but I definitely drink more in the $40-$50 range. The average is higher due to the presence of some splurge-type bottles in the mix. While the cost-of-entry in Champagne is higher than in many other regions, I still find it to be relatively good value on the whole (if you shop carefu...
by David_K
April 10th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2121

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Vijay Singh served ‘82 Lafite in 2001. Bernhard Langer ‘70 Latour in ‘94. With what has happened to prices in the last 20-25 years, I highly doubt '82 Lafite (or any other first growths for that matter) would be served in volume to a crowd these days, even for the admittedly extremely well-heeled A...
by David_K
April 9th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off-site wine storage options in Boston? Plus general off-site storage questions
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Off-site wine storage options in Boston? Plus general off-site storage questions

Re-upping this thread a couple years in now to see of any recent experiences as I'm in the market for offsite now. Are Gordon's and IWV basically the only games in town? Anyone have any first-hand experience with Gordon's storage? Thanks all.
by David_K
April 7th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1765

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

One question I have: why are the Bosconia Gran Reservas so much more expensive than the Tondonia Gran Reservas? The regular Reservas are similar in price.
by David_K
April 5th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1765

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

I have been convinced for a long time that people make up legends and theories about oak, and it causes them to imagine oak flavors that are not there. 100%. It reminds me of that Elio Grasso thread, where a certain group of people were convinced that Elio Grasso was lying about their use of barriq...
by David_K
April 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur

All fair points, but a bit rich coming from him, who famously won't post negative notes. I'd also be surprised if he paid for much himself, no matter the region.
by David_K
April 3rd, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13994

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Perhaps long time winemakers can take unfinished wines and extrapolate their development. I can’t. And tasting unfinished or relatively inaccessible and shut down wines is still for intellectual curiosity more than enjoyment for me. I still remember the first time I tasted out of a barrel (Mouton's...
by David_K
April 2nd, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13994

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Wine-Searcher article today on Bordeaux's "make or break" moment. Is it just me, or do I read this article every year?

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/04 ... eak-moment
by David_K
April 2nd, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 23
Views: 906

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

What makes this wine so sought after? There are a lot of very fine Mosel Kabinetts out there. Is it just the Keller connection? Someone enlighten me.
by David_K
March 29th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 267
Views: 13994

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

I think people are overestimating the fruitiness of 2015. It's still Bordeaux.
by David_K
March 29th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

Although I got two bottles of Rabaja, I was only allocated with one each of Asili, Paje, Ovello and Montefico. All cost me 100 Cdn each 😩 I don't plan to open any of these until 2025😁 As an aside, it sounds like hell to sell these wines. All priced the same but demand heavily weighted towards a few...
by David_K
March 29th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

Open a 2011. If any vintage from the Produttori can be considered lush, it’s 2011. I opened a Paje 2011 last month, and wished I hadn't. Even though I decanted four hours ahead, it was far too young for my necrophile taste, and not yet showing its future promise. Sigh! maybe I should have popped an...
by David_K
March 27th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

Glad to hear you had a good experience, David. Mine is the note before yours on CT and I'm curious to know if you just popped and poured it or not. My experience was entirely different from yours. It was an unforgiving beast of a wine when I drank it but you could absolutely tell it has the bones t...
by David_K
March 27th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

It seems like there hasn't been much Produttori discussion lately, and with the 2014s starting to hit shelves I thought I'd pop one of these to see how it was doing. Interested in impressions of other '13s and '14s, to the extent any of the latter have been tasted. 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Bar...
by David_K
March 27th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 0
Views: 275

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by David_K
March 27th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4114

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 David_K
March 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: TN: 2016 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Thanks for the note. Sounds a lot like the '15 I opened a few weeks ago. Have some of the '16 on order too.
by David_K
March 22nd, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2488

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

Jay Miller wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 6:22 am
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 12:28 pm
what sense does that make with earlier vintages selling on winebid for prices ranging from 1-5k?
What vintage of Roumier Musigny can you currently buy for $1k?
wine-searcher shows the 2011 at $1300.
That's Mugnier, not Roumier.
by David_K
March 21st, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question

I have bottles of Huet from 71 and earlier with the script label, bottles with labels that look like the one in Jayson's photos, but none where the font / text positioning looks like yours David. If this was Burgundy I'd say ruh roh but I don't think old Huet is hot pick for counterfeiters. [cheers...
by David_K
March 21st, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question

Thanks guys. Jayson - interesting and that would make sense given how many decades have seen the script label.
by David_K
March 20th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question

George Chadwick wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 6:57 pm
You sure it's a Huet?
It says Huet in the small text on the lower left which got cut out of the picture.
by David_K
March 20th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Huet - Old Label Question
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Domaine Huet - Old Label Question

I just picked up this 1971 Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec and the label was not one I've seen before. Online, I'm familiar with the script labels, but this looks quite different. Do the geniuses here have any insight as to why they look so different? Perhaps different markets, or one was a reissue?
by David_K
March 18th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1418

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

The alcohol? newhere
by David_K
March 16th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Boston
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: Wine stores in Boston

Your best bet in town is Federal wine. They opened up a new fine and rare room downstairs that has a lot of good stuff. You’ll have to ask to go in there it’s not part of the normal store. This is news to me. You can hardly move down there - how did they open up a new room? Or are you referring to ...
by David_K
March 14th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 60
Views: 3136

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

Does the tax apply to wines already purchased and being held for shipment, or only to wines *purchased* after 3/31? It would seem odd to retroactively charge tax for my wins that I have already paid for, but it's not completely clear.
by David_K
March 14th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance

scott c wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 9:43 am
julianseersmartin wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 9:35 am
Only remaining big gun to come out is Comtes 2008.
Salon isn't out yet. And will only be in magnum, so it would be a perfect one to lay down for anniversaries decades away...
Or not, if you're someone who wouldn't see many more anniversaries after spending that much on a bottle of wine...

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