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by JC J o u a s
November 22nd, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3978
Views: 222335

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Here is a link with a running list of all of the Stagg Jr release batch info.

https://www.bourbonex.com/forums/topic/ ... fo-batches
by JC J o u a s
October 29th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: TN: 2015 Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny

Envoyer just sent out a mailer on the 2019 bottling of this wine, so I found this thread and now I'm tempted to go in If it was the same email I just received, reread the 3rd sentance “One of them is Domaine de Sanzay, which is not to be confused with Antoine Sanzay.”. But a Les Poyeux bottling for...
by JC J o u a s
October 28th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1459

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

2008 Dom Perignon though seemingly no longer available at either of your retailers of choice but still widely available in that range across the country.
by JC J o u a s
October 28th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 102
Views: 5498

Re: Best Champagne under $40

At under $40/btl retail, JL Vergnon makes a couple of worthwhile BdB offerings in both the brut ‘Conversation’ and the brut nature ‘Murmure’ bottlings that would probably secure my vote.
by JC J o u a s
October 25th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?
Replies: 31
Views: 2668

Re: Will anyone buy 2016 Monprivato?

I bought or perhaps I should say preordered it and wholesale pricing here in the metro NY area came out 33% above last years 2015 price for those wondering WTF happened.
by JC J o u a s
October 6th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3978
Views: 222335

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Craig G, I like you thought OWA107 was the greatest value in the whiskey world while it lasted and based on that, kind of feel like you should browse other higher proofed offerings when looking for a substitute. I also fully agree with Kris Patten in that there is not a lot of choices in that value ...
by JC J o u a s
August 30th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

Hi Dale, I have unfortunately experienced a number of premox-ed bottles in Loire Valley whites ranging from Boulay, Francois Cotat and Dagueneau on the Sauvignon front and a seemingly higher rate from Huet and Chidaine on the Chenin front. And just like you, no rhyme or reason, stored the under the ...
by JC J o u a s
August 30th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nick Poulos RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: Nick Poulos RIP

Just saw the email from yesterday and sad news indeed from a store where I too bought a good deal of Bdx at sharp pricing and was always treated like a valued customer.
by JC J o u a s
August 29th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Re: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?

I’ll pile on and add that the OF1920 might really be the most readily available, most satisfying regular release bourbon for my palate in the market today. Don’t question it and just buy more.

OF also releases a single barrel barrel strength offering that you should probably be on the look for.
by JC J o u a s
August 27th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3978
Views: 222335

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Happened upon the better part of a case of Stagg Jr batch #14 130.2 at a Shop Rite Liquors in NJ for $59.99/btl while picking up a gyro at the Greek place next door.
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by JC J o u a s
July 14th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1523

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Always buy more! Advice I should follow. For $20 you can't go wrong. Good now, good later. Compelling wines. I need to leave some for a long while, but it just never seems to happen. Nice note in the opening post and while I fully agree that you can’t go wrong for $20, I think that you can do bette...
by JC J o u a s
June 17th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Used Eurocave
Replies: 25
Views: 3660

Re: Used Eurocave

Before viewing, asked how old unit was and he stated it was about 7 years old. Took a look at it today, and according to the SN sticker, it's actually 11.5 years old. You know, the serial number sticker could indicate the build date of the unit and not when the unit was actually sold, so it could b...
by JC J o u a s
May 27th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's 600,000-point auction
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Zachy's 600,000-point auction

I think at the very least they could have gone for
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Points not dollars
by JC J o u a s
May 17th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 141
Views: 10027

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Under $50: Domaine Eden, regular Heitz, Jean Leon, Smith Madrone

Under $75: Anderson’s Conn Valley Estate Reserve, Chappellet Signature, Drinkward Peschon, Grand Puy Lacoste, Mount Eden Estate, O’Shaugnessy Napa, Silver Oak Alexander
by JC J o u a s
May 17th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Denis Durantou
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: RIP Denis Durantou

I echo the above sentiment as we lost a very talented winemaker whose wines I’ve always adored from top to bottom.
by JC J o u a s
May 10th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 12
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

J.Vizuete wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 12:39 pm
18 Mont Damnes label looks the same, but Culs de Beaujeu and rosé have been updated. Haven’t received my les caillottes yet.
Are you confusing Pascal with Francois as my 2018 Les Monts Damnes has that same updated look as his other wines in this vintage?
by JC J o u a s
May 9th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3489

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

Based on its orangish hue and oxidative notes, I might be more inclined to go skin contact white if blinded, but I still think that it is somewhere halfway between the white and the red.
by JC J o u a s
April 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 435
Views: 22862

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

For those interested and/or wondering, the 2015 Olga Rauffault Les Picasses has landed here in the metro NY area at the end of March and I think the 25% tariffs on French wines under 14% alcohol was the direct cause of the $5 increase year over year but regardless; this still remains one of the grea...
by JC J o u a s
April 14th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Graves and a Loire
Replies: 24
Views: 873

Re: TN: A Graves and a Loire

Hi Ramon - I would be interested in a Haut Bailly vertical as well should this come to fruition but just be forewarned, all of my holdings are recent; 05, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 15 and 16. And I also wouldn’t be opposed to sourcing a btl with some age on it through Ben @ Cellaraiders or Mark @ Blacksmi...
by JC J o u a s
April 12th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Luneau-Papin / Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Le "L" d'Or
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: TN: 2017 Luneau-Papin / Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Le "L" d'Or

Hey Jay, I wouldn’t bet against it either but I happened to really enjoy their Terre de Pierre bottling in this vintage.
by JC J o u a s
April 11th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph
Replies: 33
Views: 3062

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph

Sounding more and more like Chambers to me newhere
by JC J o u a s
April 8th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Disappointing Boozy Lunch: 2003 Saint Estephe
Replies: 50
Views: 2912

Re: A Disappointing Boozy Lunch: 2003 Saint Estephe

Hi Mark, I actually pulled my only bottle of this on Sunday and splash decanted it after having opened a corked 2003 Leoville Barton. For me, it was at its best within that 1st half hour which luckily coincided with my meal and I actually quite enjoyed it with my prime porterhouse. But I will conced...
by JC J o u a s
February 16th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 49
Views: 4502

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

I’d be interested in attending a tasting of 86’s or 89’s and think if you do it, you should also do it blind to remove any preconceived notion(s). And I have several 86 and 89’s left that I could contribute. And should you need help organizing or finding a suitable restaurant in the NYC area had hav...
by JC J o u a s
February 5th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 81
Views: 9387

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

John Morris wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 2:21 pm
You really should print out this thread and send it to the NY State Liquor Authority.
If the store in question is located in Norwalk, CT, what good would sending anything to the NYS liquor authority do? [scratch.gif]
by JC J o u a s
February 1st, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UGC 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: UGC 2017

I attended the daytime UGC at Cipriani in NYC on MLK day and the 2017’s were varied in terms of quality with many of the wines registering on the elegant, medium bodied side of spectrum with higher acids but where you could also pickup on uneven ripening in many of the wines. I did feel as if severa...
by JC J o u a s
February 1st, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale
Replies: 26
Views: 1713

Re: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale

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And here is a snapshot of a sample tasting page along with the point values that are associated with correct answers.
by JC J o u a s
February 1st, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale
Replies: 26
Views: 1713

Re: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale

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The lineup of wines once revealed, one through eight.
by JC J o u a s
February 1st, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale
Replies: 26
Views: 1713

Re: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale

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What you find yourself looking at and the lighting was a little dim at my end of the table.
by JC J o u a s
February 1st, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale
Replies: 26
Views: 1713

Re: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale

Twas a tough night of blind tasting on my end as I had not tasted any of these exact wines before so my guesses were unfortunately just that. And when you start in the wrong direction, it’s hard to right your ship and when you lose those freebie points associated with getting the country of origin (...
by JC J o u a s
February 1st, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale
Replies: 26
Views: 1713

Re: Heritage Blind Wine Challenge Finale

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 7:05 am
Who gets invited, top scorers from nyc and la?
Yes the top 3 scorers from each of the regional qualifying rounds get the invite to attend which in this case was NYC, Chicago, LA and a 4th city that is escaping me at present.
by JC J o u a s
January 23rd, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 32
Views: 2111

Re: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)

Yeah that’s probably the short hand as mine shows L457, just not really sure how to decode yours as mine also shows the date ...
by JC J o u a s
December 30th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 50
Views: 3099

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

Shameless plugging aside, I think the 2004 Leoville Barton that Mark R is offering up above is a really good candidate at $100/btl and fits the bill to a T.
by JC J o u a s
December 29th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5419

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Opened up a 2004 Roberto Voerzio Cerequio for lunch today and it was absolutely, positively spectacular and kept improving as the meal progressed and to the point where it has now surpassed everything I have tasted this year Barolo-wise.
by JC J o u a s
December 29th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pontet-Canet 2000 vs 2005, and more
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: TN: Pontet-Canet 2000 vs 2005, and more

Good notes and thanks for the data points as I am sitting on a bunch of the 2005 but have yet to broach my stash. And Ian, don’t sleep on their 1996 effort as that is one that I have always been fond of and back in 2010 a bunch of us pitted one against a 1996 Mouton blind and while the Mouton was th...
by JC J o u a s
December 28th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 55
Views: 2520

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

Any recent tasting notes on the 95 Mouton? I tried a bottle several years ago and it was completely closed. CellarTracker notes indicate that it is just coming around. Thanks in advance. I tasted the ‘95 Mouton just under 2 months ago and while it is indeed coming around somewhat, it still showed t...
by JC J o u a s
November 29th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 8101

Re: Black Friday Deals

Sokolin on LI has some great deals. I completely agree and picked up a mixed case heavily weighted with Muscadets from the 9AM offer and then went back and grabbed a case of the 2015 Charvin CdP for $34.99/btl in the subsequent offer. My guess is that cyber Monday will make up for the overall let d...
by JC J o u a s
October 5th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1625

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

Ironically, I’m popping a 2000 Montrose tonight, will circle back. I’ve had quite a few 2000s over the past year, and concur, they are young but entering a comfortable drinking window. Ideally a wine like Montrose would be something I pop with more years on it, but a client of mine wan the s to try...
by JC J o u a s
July 11th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2715

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

[quote=YLee post_id=2767366 time=<a href="tel:1562785182">1562785182</a> user_id=24482] Fairways has them fir same price if you have a store near you. Only the Harlem store in the city and it was only for this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $9.99 at all the other Manhattan stores. The stores out...
by JC J o u a s
July 2nd, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 53
Views: 4923

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Frank Z wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Picked up 4 more from TW for 87/bottle. Great wine, and drinking beautifully.
Sheesh, very well done and you must live in one of the TW coupon accepting states, lucky you!
by JC J o u a s
July 2nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 155
Views: 7352

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

I had the same conversation with Nicolas Glumineau GM of Pichon Lalande today! The discussion looked at all the top Bordeaux, not just Pichon Lalande. However, for the record, both he and I agree that 18 is the best ever produced at the estate! (And that’s saying something considering I gave 2016 1...
by JC J o u a s
June 7th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7674

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

If someone wants to try a top of the line red burgundy at a ridiculous price to see what all the fuss is about but doesn't want to pay the DRC ticket, what producer should he look at? Asking for a friend. Really! What do you mean by the DRC ticket? Any DRC or just the Romanee Conti? I don't know. H...
by JC J o u a s
May 18th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 29
Views: 1315

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Hi John,

Welcome to the area and if you truly wish to shop local, I work at the liquor store in the bistate Plaza in Old Tappan on Saturday afternoons for fun and would be happy to chat, try to win your business but if not, am equally happy to point you in the right direction.
by JC J o u a s
May 17th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: North Bergen / Rockland County monthly wine group
Replies: 0
Views: 383

North Bergen / Rockland County monthly wine group

Coinciding with Ethan’s suggestion from another thread (ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York), I sat next to long time board member Chris Kravitz at a Chateau Montrose wine dinner at Bobby Vans on E54th earlier in the week and we chatted about the idea of starting a North Bergen / Rockland County ...
by JC J o u a s
May 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 80
Views: 3569

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

At the around the $20 and under price point for reds I happen to really like and that frequently find their way into my rotation; Chave CdR Mon Coeur Coudert Roilette Fleurie Lanessan Olga Raffault les Picasses Thivin Cote de Brouilly La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Cavallotto Langhe Felsina Chianti Clas...
by JC J o u a s
April 30th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 13 vintages of Sociando-Mallet
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: TN: 13 vintages of Sociando-Mallet

Dale - great notes and judging from your grades, who would of believed me if I had said that we would be in agreement with the top 3 wines on the night! I also fully agree that it was a fun night; food, wine and company as we got an in-depth look at the wines of Sociando-Mallet over a 34 year window...
by JC J o u a s
April 21st, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 2266

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Victor, I am sorry for your loss and I am sure that opening a legendary bottling such as the 1959 La Mission was especially tough given the circumstances but I am certainly glad that you had what sounds like a wonderful wine experience.
by JC J o u a s
April 8th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Mattstolz wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 5:48 pm
I've never met a Felsina that I didn't like.
The Chardonnay is pretty unremarkable.
by JC J o u a s
April 5th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3978
Views: 222335

Re: The Bourbon Thread

any idea about aging? NAS and I haven’t seen or read anything that would give us any indication of its age statement. Btw, I would have much preferred to see this new release come out as a Barrell Proof William Larue Weller Jr that was in that 8-9 yr range similar to what they did with Stagg Jr but...

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