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by Rob_S
June 21st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhône white wines
Replies: 36
Views: 1201

Re: Rhône white wines

Love them. Hedonistic when young, it's a bit of a crapshoot when and if they come out the other side fully intact. I find the dumb phase hugely more pronounced and the length much more random. BUT! when they come out the otherside they can be mind-blowingly sublime. As opposed to others above I quit...
by Rob_S
June 8th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13955
Views: 679287

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2018 Nicolas Joly Coulee de Serrant
by Rob_S
June 3rd, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 209
Views: 8765

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I usually buy 2-3 bottles of a given wine and rarely go over 4. Only have 10 separate wines where I have more than 5 of them. I have 7 bottles of 2005 pontet canet which is currently my highest count.
by Rob_S
May 30th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12131
Views: 453862

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Quivet pellet vineyard. It's been in the decanter for 2+ hours and still has the overwhelming nose of strong cultured butter. The French type which neophytes would say is rancid butter but those who understand salivate at while looking for a baguette. Huge fruit, the definition of a velvet glov...
by Rob_S
May 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12131
Views: 453862

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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2017 Enfield foot tread rosé. I'd put it up against pretty much any rosé out there. Very ageable, turns into a superlight bojo.
by Rob_S
May 1st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4201

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

I bought a 6l of 2009 pontet canet for $999 from k&l on the first day of futures and sold my position for $3k before taking delivery. It's probably worth more now but I came to the realization that even though it's my wedding year, when would we ever be able to open it? Plus a triple in 3 months is ...
by Rob_S
April 30th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Riesling Recommendations
Replies: 79
Views: 2723

Re: German Riesling Recommendations

I'm kind of in the same boat. I've got some great drinkers but what do I get for something more special in the $50-85 a bottle range.

My German cellar is mostly prum, max ferd Richter and Schäfer-Fröhlich with some Lauer and Markus molitor.
by Rob_S
April 30th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9493

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Enfield does a Syrah from both Hayes and Halcon vineyards for I think $45/bottle. As always with Enfield, massive qpr and light handed winemaking from cool climates.
by Rob_S
April 24th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: TN: 1978 Dom Perignon

I have one '78 Dom left. Been waiting for a good time to drink it. Maybe that good time needs to be a Wednesday...

A mag of '82 is still my high point for aged DP.
by Rob_S
March 30th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12131
Views: 453862

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Dirty & Rowdy Skinner Stoney Creek

Opened up crunchy and thin but after an hour of air blossomed and put on some weight with wonderful taste of fraises des bois along with a tiny green crunch. It was really good.
by Rob_S
March 28th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 44
Views: 3438

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

Is it just the '14s? I only have a couple of bottles of his sparkler from 14 left but have a bunch of '15s across the spectrum.
by Rob_S
March 27th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1647
Views: 114418

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2014 Carlisle RRV Papa's Block Syrah. To go with braised short rib tagliatelle. First taste seems wonderful. And my whole living room and dining room smells wonderful from just the bottle slow-oxing.
by Rob_S
March 20th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!

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Dave English wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Is it watery or do they mix it with something so it becomes more cream like?
I think they mix it with alo Vera to make a gel. Others are mixing it with glycerin to make a spray.
by Rob_S
March 20th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2785
Views: 184979

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Compagni Portis

Massively aromatic. Pretty great with roast chicken and risotto.
by Rob_S
March 19th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!

Spirit of York in Toronto is doing the same thing. They make rye based rye, vodka and gin but it comes out of the still at a high proof and is perfect for something that everyone needs and there isn't enough of. Spirit of York is selling bottles for $2.95 and giving them for free to people at risk o...
by Rob_S
March 18th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12131
Views: 453862

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Telmo Rodriguez 'Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra'

Totally hid the 15% alcohol. Bright and crunchy at opening and deepened with a few hours. Went quite well with some charcuterie then a wild mushroom risotto.
by Rob_S
March 17th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2785
Views: 184979

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Dolinsek Ranch. Juicy but serious. The second half was better at lunch after opening for dinner the night before but it was singing regardless.
by Rob_S
February 25th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying strategies
Replies: 29
Views: 2740

Re: Buying strategies

Don't buy things that you don't like (or doesn't speak to you when you try it) because you're told you "should" like it or will like it when you know better. I don't like Barolo. I"ve come to grips with it. Aged, new, traditional, modern. It at best doesn't do it for me and at worst, the stuff you'r...
by Rob_S
February 11th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Rosé Champagne ever
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Best Rosé Champagne ever

I love Bouchard's rosé but like Ulysse Collin's saignée even more. As close to effervescent red burgundy as I"ve ever had. The definition of vinous.
by Rob_S
February 7th, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2214

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

Champagne but I've also had success with cru beaujolais.
by Rob_S
February 4th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Little Wings Chalone AVA Syrah 3-Packs now available
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 2017 Little Wings Chalone AVA Syrah 3-Packs now available

Jorge is a great guy, this is a great cause and every bottle of little wings I've had has been, on a purely wine level, superb. This is honestly fantastic wine that would be a great qpr even without the wonderful charity angle.
by Rob_S
February 3rd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13955
Views: 679287

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

No one buying the new Enfield release? 2017 Hennessey Ridge "No Spray" Napa Cabernet - 264 bottles produced. Sometimes, in the face of great challenge, something special is born. 2017 was an extremely challenging growing season at Hennessey Ridge, but the result was a crop of tiny, powerful and conc...
by Rob_S
January 27th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2809

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

1) A mentor of mine who was a German Baron and married to the daughter of a British Lord had emigrated from London to Toronto in the mid-1980’s, taking with him his nearly 100,000 bottle collection. For my 19th birthday he told me that he was going to sell, not give, but sell at his cost, a bottle o...
by Rob_S
January 26th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2576

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

Rioja Alta is always and forever going to be Rioja Alta. If you like that coconut oak, it never leaves and it's always a signature of the bodega. That's not a criticism, just a note that it will be very distinctive. I find the coconut and dill notes from the oak in LRA to be overwhelming and off-pu...
by Rob_S
January 26th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3789

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Selosse and Bollinger. Exceptionally hard to leave off cedric bouchard though.
by Rob_S
January 23rd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 4760

Re: Maybach Coming

Frank Z wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Just got an offer today. Does this mean I'm off the waitlist?

Thinking about going in for the Materium 375s.
the 375s are a great buy and I wish more would do them!
by Rob_S
January 20th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 334
Views: 16396

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I'd personally put Germain / Domaine des Roches Neuves in the 3è as well.

What about Domaine Guiberteau?
by Rob_S
January 20th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3566

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

If by epiphany you mean a transformative first encounter with the possibilities of wine, then obviously those are going to be less as you get older. But I still regularly have profound experiences with wine where I am surprised by the complexity, depth, and beauty of what I am drinking. If that sto...
by Rob_S
January 8th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1847

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

I'm partial to Kate Moss' left breast myself. https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/ ... -launched/

I actuality use Chardonnay stems most of the time. We have flutes that might get a once a year use but only for young plonk.
by Rob_S
December 12th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6356

Re: 2018 Schrader

This is how I "healed my affliction": one day, I realized I could, instead of buying Schrader, buy a bottle of Pichon Baron, or two bottles of Haut Bailly, or three bottles of Domaine de Chevalier, or two bottles of Leoville Barton, or a bottle of Montrose, or a bottle of Rauzan Segla, or a bottle ...
by Rob_S
December 9th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 68
Views: 6356

Re: 2018 Schrader

Logged in and tells me that I have no offer despite receiving an email. Guess I'm lower down on the list...

Not sure if I'm a buyer regardless.
by Rob_S
November 22nd, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2534

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

dcornutt wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 2:32 am
Chuck Miller wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 10:08 pm
Rayas
This would get my vote as a starter.
+2. Add Pignan as well as it's parent.
by Rob_S
November 7th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2985

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

They are both big and round. The butt, not just the eyes. Not that I looked, but he was wearing skin tight sweats. I saw things. They are called joggers. It's called fashion honey. And here Alfert and I thought 'joggers' were for 'jogging'! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmQRC4zUUAA2VdG.jpg
by Rob_S
November 4th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL

Tasted a whole bunch, to be honest there wasn't a whole lot of great wine and more than a few stinkers. Baron Rothschild. Across all of the NV bottles the best you could say is that they were champagne. Thin, limpid, sterile champagne but.... The 2008 vintage was obviously a vintage champagne but al...
by Rob_S
October 29th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2479

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

I would say that some of Ebie Sadie's vineyards in the Swartland are pretty remote. And old. http://i-winereview.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ART-Sadie-Skerpioen-Vine-in-sand-259x300.jpg Same with Telmo Rodríguez https://www.vintus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Telmo-Rodriguez-e152397702663...
by Rob_S
October 29th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2479

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

I would say that some of Ebie Sadie's vineyards in the Swartland are pretty remote. And old.
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Same with Telmo Rodríguez
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by Rob_S
October 27th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Grüner shut down? and pichler assistance needed
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Does Grüner shut down? and pichler assistance needed

I was thinking of bringing a bottle of 2013 FX pichler loibner steinertal gruner to a friend's dinner party (he loves grüner) and was hoping a) does anyone have any recent thoughts on the wine, in a good place etc... and more fundamentally b) does gruner shut down the same way riesling does?
by Rob_S
October 24th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2255
Views: 192417

Re: Steak Porn

by Rob_S
October 23rd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5971

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Shut out.
by Rob_S
October 16th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 2159

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio might be the same grape but it's certainly not the same wine . If someone asks for a glass of Pinot Grigio they won't be expecting something in looks, taste of weight as a Gris from Alsace (and I concur that I prefer Gris, not Grigio). In terms of Pinot Grigio probably th...
by Rob_S
October 14th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6436

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015) Damn, that’s a birth year wine. Sorry I missed the late disgorgement release. Who retailed it? Cheers, Warren It was birth year for the friend who brought it to the lunch. He sourced it directly from the domaine. They disgorged it while he had lunch wit...
by Rob_S
October 13th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6436

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015)
1996 Taittinger Comtes
2004 Bollinger RD
by Rob_S
October 12th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 149
Views: 8297

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

For some reason I ended up with a bunch of trotanoy, which is not a wine I normally buy, in 2008. Anyone have any idea how it's faring?
by Rob_S
September 11th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 25
Views: 2384

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

The days of new funds with acquisition and dispo fees is well and truly over though! No it isn’t. While no institutional client I work with charges acquisition/dispo fees, I do have at least one client who still does. They have just shy of $10bn AUM (which, sure, only makes them a small/mid-sized i...
by Rob_S
September 10th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 25
Views: 2384

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

I seem to remember that there was a set of UK funds that had enough liquidity that there were people running derivatives off of it. One of the funds (I think it was one of the Burgundy ones, not DRC but a premiere cru one I think) was also an exceptionally good fit as a leading indicator to the FTSE...
by Rob_S
July 29th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13679

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Got my one asked for Areio e Vento e Amor
by Rob_S
July 26th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 91
Views: 5597

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Just ordered my 6 pack for $50CAD/$38USD. Gotta rub it in as we usually get awful pricing here. May I ask where you found this? My entire state (TX) gets a case of this per year, I’m told Our local Ontario importer. Everything must be sold in full cases when bought directly from importers here by l...
by Rob_S
May 9th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 6927

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

I think most "1st growth" Napa wines are more Le Pin and Petrus than Latour and Margaux... Screagle is certainly Petrus.
by Rob_S
May 6th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11984

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Per the OP, you could say the same of Chapoutier these days, non? I almost posted earlier that at least Guigal isn't Chapoutier [snort.gif] Guigal wines are definitely not my style, whereas I think Chapoutier wines are just not good. Red's, White's or all? I think Chapoutier makes a good white wine...

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