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by m. ristev
January 9th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1696

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

i believe some domaine wines were labeled as fils & pere in the first year of production, for example both malconsorts and romanee st vivant in 2005.
by m. ristev
January 5th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1790

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

pacalet was actually the original wine maker at prieure roch in the 90s
by m. ristev
January 3rd, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1790

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

It is not so much the connection with Leroy, as the connection with DRC, as he was co-director and one of the signatories on the bottles. The Priuré-Roch wines can be brilliant, and sometimes very reminiscent of DRC - last Spring, I was poured a 2005 P-R Suchots and called it as 2005 DRC RSV. They ...
by m. ristev
January 3rd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1790

Re: Prieur-Roch and Bernstein

proprietor henri roch, nephew of lalou bize leroy, died in 2018. this seemingly impacted global market price for prieure roch wines. for years they were much cheaper in the states than in france.
by m. ristev
January 1st, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1679

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

instead of opting for some champagne as planned, i decided to go for the 2014 sepp muster graf morillon that was in my fridge. morillon is austrian for chardonnay apparently and this one is kept in barrel for 44 months with little to no sulphur. clocking in at 10.5 degrees it is decidedly in the hip...
by m. ristev
January 1st, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Bachelet - Cote de Nuit Villages
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: 2006 Bachelet - Cote de Nuit Villages

i have yet to taste a bachelet that was not hard as nails. congratulations
by m. ristev
December 21st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My burgundy peeps...Grivot question
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: My burgundy peeps...Grivot question

i tried the 13 nsg lavieres [blind] and found it a bit hard and stern, typical of OG grivot. good wine, but you have to like the style.
by m. ristev
December 21st, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1121
Views: 58600

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

just noticed some in stock burgundy i was interested in has increased in price by 35% at woodland hills wine company pileon
by m. ristev
December 19th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 66
Views: 5084

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

i happen to like this vintage a lot but have not tasted any of the wines op mentioned. the wines from simon bize are fantastic in 2008.
by m. ristev
December 18th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1586

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

^i'd say if you can buy a current release vosne for $200 it would be worth trying once. the earlier vintages can have a lot of drying oak tannin that never fully integrates even after 10+ years in bottle. i feel they became much more seamless around 2012 and later even more so. i guess he doesn't ma...
by m. ristev
December 18th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1586

Re: why this auction bizot crazy?

https://www.klwines.com/Auction/Bidding/AuctionBidDetail.aspx?sku=1452855&searchId=a365ac17-4c98-4e43-9fa1-efb9e3d56fab&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=1 can anyone explain what is going on? having tried this very wine in addition to the 09 echezeaux, i can say neither is wo...
by m. ristev
December 17th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why this auction bizot crazy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1586

why this auction bizot crazy?

https://www.klwines.com/Auction/Bidding/AuctionBidDetail.aspx?sku=1452855&searchId=a365ac17-4c98-4e43-9fa1-efb9e3d56fab&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=1 can anyone explain what is going on? having tried this very wine in addition to the 09 echezeaux, i can say neither is wor...
by m. ristev
December 15th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs Epic evening- Ausone, Palmer, Chave, Lafite, Leflaive, Dom Perignon, Muller-Catoir, Grange, Rousseau, Rouget + more
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: TNs Epic evening- Ausone, Palmer, Chave, Lafite, Leflaive, Dom Perignon, Muller-Catoir, Grange, Rousseau, Rouget + m

2018 Perres Blanques deep purple color, sweet plum and black cherry nose, on the palate blackberry notes dominate, ripe and generous, still very primary but if this can develop some game tones with age it could really be great, the only criticism I have is that the alcohol- while not excessive- is ...
by m. ristev
December 15th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2067

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

so if the inverse occurs, current release wines from sought after producers selling at half of retail, is it safe to assume they fell off a truck somewhere or were otherwise neglected?
by m. ristev
December 10th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4925

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 7:25 pm
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julien guillot- clos des vignes du maynes
by m. ristev
December 9th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4925

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

^rougeard breze
by m. ristev
December 4th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66587

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

still should retail around 60 euro for 1er cru in france. oddly enough up in quebec raveneau is still quite fair vs stateside pricing. $95 for clos anyone? https://www.saq.com/page/fr/saqcom/vin-blanc/domaine-francois-raveneau-chablis-grand-cru-les-clos-2016/14099347?selectedIndex=5&searchContextId=...
by m. ristev
December 2nd, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7708

Re: Black Friday Deals

not sure about how the wine is, but the 2011 desjourneys fleurie for $25 does seem to be a solid deal.
by m. ristev
November 29th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7708

Re: Black Friday Deals

i reckon i find much better deals on any given day than what i have seen thus far...
by m. ristev
November 24th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019

i thought he had planted or at least was planning to plant a vineyard in utah?
by m. ristev
November 20th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc?
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc?

it is a charity bottling (proceeds going to the restoration of the abbaye de saint vivant) which is sold primarily through lavinia and caves auge. last time i tried a bottle it cost me about 50 euro and it drank like a wine of maybe 25 euro so don't be fooled, this is not a grandiose burgundy experi...
by m. ristev
November 19th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane

oddly enough i have never tried this cuvee before. if you have a chance, try the 14 savagnin sous la roche, it is very impressive.
by m. ristev
November 17th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

i remember about 4 years ago a friend reported this wine was oxidized, which was surprising considering the bottle he sampled had not travelled far outside of the region. at any rate, i would be shocked if a full fledged auction house would accept a bottle with this color on consignment. just took a...
by m. ristev
November 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8397

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

ripe vintages tend to be attractive from barrel though, no?
by m. ristev
November 9th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 7622

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

https://www.lavinia.fr/fr/produits/jacques-lassaigne-blanc-de-blancs-cuvee-20-ans-2008 if anybody like me was curious about the 08 lassaigne offer from the other day, i do not believe the information in the email was very accurate. the usual millesime releases retail about 70 euro, so this is sellin...
by m. ristev
November 8th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8397

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

labet poulsard is 14.5, and for reference the same wine was <12 degrees in 16. no idea about the whites...maybe he picked too late but francois cotat's rose is 14.5 in 18 as well.
by m. ristev
November 8th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8397

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

i have seen 14.5 abv levels in 18 reds from loire and jura. hopefully these are anomalies, but i have a feeling there will be some high levels in burgundy too.
by m. ristev
November 8th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1688

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

i highly recommend going to the champagne lounge at the freehand hotel for any pre- of after-hours shenanigans. the list of champagnes on hand is stupendous and the pricing seems a few % over cost. lots of fun. does this mean less than retail? i never cared for the freehand hotel, it has a strange ...
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5642

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

i feel like there are always a few deals to be had on the emp list especially considering it is service included. of course if you are looking at burgundy it is not that friendly but i have always found very interesting wines to drink with some age, even some which cost less than the corkage fee.
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5642

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

was that a standard or premium pairing?
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5642

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

the best way to enjoy emp is to sit at the bar and order the duck a la carte. it is the most notable dish they serve besides the bread, which is also complementary at the bar. this obviously makes selecting the wine quite simple.
by m. ristev
October 31st, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill

color seems pretty dark, i would probably want to make sure it's not murky looking when holding it up to some light. personally i would play it safe and pass on it though. even bottles that appear pristine could have possibly been mishandled so why take the extra risk..
by m. ristev
October 30th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?

i was skeptical of this but tried it on some pork not long ago and it worked very well, certainly a better sear than butter alone. there was no residual mayo taste either. however, i don't see the point in doing this for fattier meats though like wagyu.
by m. ristev
October 28th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

https://www.idealwine.com/uk/acheter-vi ... 16-Red.jsp

a few places in nyc sold the 15 but i regrettably passed on them
by m. ristev
October 28th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

i have seen both a 15 and 16 trousseau released by jacques. what is the deal with these? are any of the other wines still being made?
i know i would take the cuvee m poulsard over an overnoy any day.
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: TN: 2016 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

did you taste it initially before decanting?
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140061

Re: New York City Restaurants

how much for a glass of gmax at the bar if one is not eating [whistle.gif]
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 3447

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

canal junction charloe is definitely one of the most unique domestic cheeses i have tasted
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 38
Views: 4355

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

Well, it would be true to say that 2017 is frequently richer in tannin, whereas 2018 is—generally—lower in acidity and richer in alcohol. For me, lower acidity and higher alcohol in the 2018s makes them feel "richer" than most 2017s. Perhaps it's just a question of defining terms. But I think it's ...
by m. ristev
October 24th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"

i wonder who made the first ironic label? i would say the majority of natural wines that should be immediately poured down the sink usually have some terribly ill conceived label. octavin is a great example.
by m. ristev
October 23rd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 38
Views: 4355

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

the 2015 lapierre had distinct banana aromas, at least on release
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

i guess my point is you can find value anywhere you look, even in famous appellations. it is still possible to find underpriced wines in addition to all the overpriced ones. beyond this, fringe areas such as saint romain offer terrific value especially since the cooler climate benefits from the ripe...
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

pretty much all burgundy has gotten more expensive, especially in that time frame. i doubt the 25% increase in pricing originates from the domaine. the particular meursault producers you mentioned are undervalued but what about someone like vincent dancer. the les corbins was under $50 around the 14...
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

this has nothing to do with saint aubin and everything to do with the particular producers you mentioned. people pay for the name brand and most of the time price has little to do with quality in the bottle. i am a big advocate of moving on to the next producer and not getting too hung up on the coo...
by m. ristev
October 19th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Handcarry from Italy
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Handcarry from Italy

i was just in northern italy a couple weeks ago and i saw more steep pricing on valentini than ever before. cheapest i saw for the cerasuolo was 55 euro and it was not easy to track down. pepe is still readily available tho, usually eataly sells them at decent pricing. best of luck!
by m. ristev
October 19th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

i drank a mag of the 15 at emp last year and it was mid $300ish service included. while certainly a good wine, it is not something i would seek out...for what it is worth i greatly preferred the 14 finding it to be a much more distinctive wine.
by m. ristev
October 18th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

juge hunter: astor wines edition

go get em, only a $330 premium over the '14 [tease.gif]

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