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by JC J o u a s
February 16th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 43
Views: 3721

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: 30
Views: 3778

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: 811

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: 1594

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: 1594

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: 1594

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: 1594

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: 1594

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: 12
Views: 902

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: 2931

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: 5079

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: 614

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: 48
Views: 1621

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: 7799

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: 1540

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: 2592

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: 4791

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: 7034

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: 62
Views: 4699

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: 1170

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: 338

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: 3271

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: 895

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: 2232

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: 396

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: 3580
Views: 198289

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...
by JC J o u a s
March 30th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Westchester Co NY
Replies: 55
Views: 2865

Re: Westchester Co NY

I too would be interested and my level of interest would vary based on the wine theme which I am pretty flexible with, the venue as well as the date.
by JC J o u a s
March 29th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Canon or '09 Clos Dubreuil?
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: '09 Canon or '09 Clos Dubreuil?

I haven’t tasted either of these recently but if you put any weight into the group of tasters/critics from the recent ‘10 years on’ tastings across the pond; then I would go with one of their standouts in the 2009 Canon.
by JC J o u a s
March 25th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle
Replies: 17
Views: 907

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle

Millesima has 33% off on 3 cases or more and one of the wines that is included in this sale is the 2010 Beychevelle, which brings down the case pricing to $1037.08/per or $86.43/btl from their regular case price of $1547.88/per ... seems like a pretty good price if you either like quantity or are wi...
by JC J o u a s
March 20th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Domaine de Chevalier 1983
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: TN Domaine de Chevalier 1983

Dry aged steak and a mature DdC does sound like a pretty perfect pairing; nice note.
by JC J o u a s
March 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152

I’d say that qualifies as some pretty active intraday repricing! It does kind of make me wonder though, if these are algo based computer driven changes or manual ones ...
by JC J o u a s
March 13th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon 152

Unless something changed since the opening post was made, the 2009 DP appears to be $152.98 and the 2008 DP is $159.98

https://www.centralwinemerchants.com/we ... w=Perignon
by JC J o u a s
March 5th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Recycled uses for OWC’s

So I recently toured the warehouse at United Home Wrecking on Hope Street in Stamford CT and when I turned one of the corners and came across the inserted below item, I chuckled. So I am interested in seeing or hearing about what kinds of recycled uses you have come up with for your OWC’s in your ho...
by JC J o u a s
February 21st, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LCBO hot deal - '06 Alion
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: LCBO hot deal - '06 Alion

That kind of looks like a 6pack price after exchange rate differences but if it is per bottle, then yikes I would be pretty outraged by this government-run example
by JC J o u a s
February 17th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gianfranco Soldera has passed
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Gianfranco Soldera has passed

“It's not a coincidence that the three best wines in the world – Brunello, Barolo and Burgundy – are all made from a single grape,” says this opinionated winemaker.

RIP and thank you for some of the best Sangiovese encounters I’ve had the pleasure of tasting.
by JC J o u a s
January 24th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Mr. Alfert: 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 15
Views: 1286

Re: Paging Mr. Alfert: 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion

This wine, have not had the 2016, is great with the new winemaker, whole cluster fermentations and the heavy dose of Cabernet Franc. 14 was great, so was 15, will try to find 16 once score frenzy recedes and pricing is normal. I think you would be better off trying to find a retailer that secured t...
by JC J o u a s
December 18th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting Tour in NYC
Replies: 26
Views: 1236

Re: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Tasting Tour in NYC

The evening event is 2.5 hours and there are around 100 wines to sample, give or take. I would tell you that it would be in your best interest to try and be there for the full allotted time so that you can in turn sample as many wines as possible.
by JC J o u a s
December 17th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27263

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I for one still haven’t received this years Connecticut Grand Reserve PVW / BTAC offering ...
by JC J o u a s
December 17th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?
Replies: 35
Views: 1723

Re: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?

I think I would also add an allowance for vintage variance as I wouldn’t expect the weaker years which can be rot afflicted and carry lower acidity to age as well all other things being equal.
by JC J o u a s
December 14th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100k Wine and Spirits Package
Replies: 23
Views: 1298

Re: 100k Wine and Spirits Package

I find it even weirder that they don’t list the vintages. [scratch.gif]
by JC J o u a s
December 13th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Your personal bottom10 left bank Bordeaux

Inspired by Stas thread (https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=156557&sid=b93f90123fa5fc5b9d34a24d1170c6ae), I started thinking about the exact opposite which is to say what are your least favorite Left Bank wines and if you are so inclined, why? It could be wines that never did i...
by JC J o u a s
November 23rd, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday deals 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 5205

Re: Black Friday deals 2018

I thought this was a no brainer deal; First Bottle Wines has the 2016 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese for $22.95/per 750ml and with free shipping on purchases of 6 btls or more.

https://firstbottlewines.com/product/detail/AA1435
by JC J o u a s
November 16th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Bordeaux to open?
Replies: 35
Views: 1348

Re: Which Bordeaux to open?

I think if given the choice, I would choose to either go for 2 wines from the same vintage or the same wine across 2 vintages as I like context, and I’d probably also lean towards the PLL and the GL as my preferred options.
by JC J o u a s
November 9th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 & '15 montrose
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: '16 & '15 montrose

I bought the 2016 Montrose but did not buy the 2015 nor am I planning to.

If however you are seriously considering the 2015, I’d probably tell you to give a good hard look at the 2014 instead, as (1) IMHO it will most likely be the better wine and (2) it’ll cost you less. Just my 2 cents.
by JC J o u a s
November 6th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting hypothetical
Replies: 23
Views: 925

Re: Interesting hypothetical

Generally speaking my preference would favor drinking the weaker vintage GV (‘04 or ‘07 Montrose (but just not the ‘13)) over the better vintage 2nd wine (‘09 or ‘10 Dame de Montrose), but in 5 years time once that ‘09 or ‘10 2nd wine softens and starts developing its secondary nuances, this would u...
by JC J o u a s
November 6th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cos d ‘Estournel 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Cos d ‘Estournel 2009

John Gilman wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Somebody else just tasted the wine?
deadhorse [highfive.gif]

Max @ the Wine Connection also offered these out on pre-arrival back on 10/24.
by JC J o u a s
November 4th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11389
Views: 425612

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

07 Fuligni is a delight, on the feminine, finessed side of the spectrum after having a little too much oak for my liking a couple of years prior ...
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2007 Fuligni BdM alongside a veal chop Milanese
by JC J o u a s
September 28th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NightLite #870 – 2015 Margaux
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: NightLite #870 – 2015 Margaux

Yao C wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 10:43 pm
It might have as much to do with this being Paul Pontallier's last vintage vs just the points
... or the gold etched special commemorative black bottle [wink.gif]

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2015 Chateau Margaux

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