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by John J
December 4th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple very nice Vosnes
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: A couple very nice Vosnes

I have been wondering about the Coquard. Thanks.
by John J
December 3rd, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Y. Clerget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Y. Clerget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Howard Cooper wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 2:50 pm I have not tried his Bourgogne, but I like his Volnays (esp. the premier crus) very much, although of course I have not had any wines made by Thibaud that are mature.
Now you are tempting me to open an‘18 Volnay.
by John J
December 3rd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Y. Clerget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 289

TN: 2018 Domaine Y. Clerget Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

2018 Domaine Y. Clerget Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (12/3/2020) A good, classy, and well made Bourgogne rouge. A bit of brett to start that gave way to a spicy and red fruited nose. Great density, ripe red/dark fruit, and a short tannic finish. Although this have may not offered a lot i...
by John J
December 2nd, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine des Lambrays Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 2
Views: 238

TN: 2013 Domaine des Lambrays Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

2013 Domaine des Lambrays Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (12/2/2020) First blanc from Domaine does Lambrey. This was expressive, a bit ripe, and bright. A beautiful and complex nose with tropical fruit, marshmallow, and white...
by John J
December 2nd, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value White Burgundy (Under $20) [POLL ADDED]
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: Best Value White Burgundy (Under $20)

B21 runs Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc for $19.99 time to time. Its incredible bourgogne blanc.
by John J
November 27th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 12612

Re: Black Friday Sales

Andrew M wrote: November 27th, 2020, 8:07 am
John Glas wrote: November 27th, 2020, 7:34 am
Zachys says SAVE204U is not valid.
Agree. Code did nothing to change the price.
It’s for new customers only. Use a new email address
Walter Scott 12 East for $19.99

For a cellar saver, this can’t be beat.
by John J
November 27th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 1
Views: 258

TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme - France, Champagne (11/27/2020) 168th is a beast. Powerful and expressive. ⁣ ⁣ On the palate, you get toasted almonds, really subtle red berry, citrus, and minerality throughout. The of taste and smell of a really good almond biscotti with lemon z...
by John J
November 19th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple burg notes (Barthod, Hudelot, Henri Magnien, Jouan)
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Couple burg notes (Barthod, Hudelot, Henri Magnien, Jouan)

The red fruit on young Hudelot Chambolle is so delicious. Thanks for posting.
by John J
November 16th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 3126

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

I think it’s the least someone can do to support the site. Adds a small amount of ‘skin in the game’ and is a show of respect of those that maintain this site.
by John J
November 15th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug Clos du Mesnil, Vatan, Sushi and some Cool Burgs
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Krug Clos du Mesnil, Vatan, Sushi and some Cool Burgs

Overall, a killer night with my best friends. Actually, a killer day, as I cycled long with some of them that morning. The Florida cool weather is here! Time for celebration. Thanks for the note on the '15 Vatan! And the weather forecast finally looks like Florida wine shipping season is finally op...
by John J
November 3rd, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3958

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

J Dove wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 10:40 am Rather than start a new thread, maybe this is a good place to ask — for those forced to seriously think about what they buy today — what would you tell your 40 or 50 year old self about your wine buying?
Awesome question [popcorn.gif]
by John J
November 2nd, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 4:33 pm I had a much fresher bottle on Saturday. Sorry yours wasn't up to snuff. What kind of air did you give it? I opened mine at 9 to serve around 2 and it needed every bit of that air, and continued opening in the glass.
I have one I plan to open. Did you decant or just Audouze it?
by John J
November 2nd, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9524

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

With TCA, in my experience, the taint smell gets stronger the longer the bottle is open. If the OP took the bottle back a day or two later, it should have been pretty obvious.

Also with TCA the fruit is completely stripped. Is that what the OP is describing by 'boring and bland.'
by John J
November 2nd, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Weingut Keller Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Rheinhessen)
Replies: 1
Views: 177

TN: 2008 Weingut Keller Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Rheinhessen)

2008 Weingut Keller Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs - Germany, Rheinhessen (11/2/2020) Decanted and consumed over several hours, and really didn't move a lot with air. Petrol dominated nose initially with tropical fruit and subtle vegetal notes with air. Every elegant. Great balance of minerality ...
by John J
November 2nd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2736

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

I live in SW Florida. $600 for every 20 cases per year. They store, pull, and inventory.
by John J
October 31st, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5601

PSA: Krug 168 for $137

Zachys is running a 15% off 500 sale site wide (knockknock15)

Brings Krug 168 to $137 a bottle.


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by John J
October 28th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1570

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

My vote is for Jerome Prevost La Closerie, Selosse Initial or Krug grand cuvée.
by John J
October 16th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Burgundy Online
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Purchasing Burgundy Online

Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale is awesome.
by John J
October 14th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 4001

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

You get what you pay for. To make wine at that price point, the corners cut are many. When you mechanically harvest and sort on that scale, you are guaranteed all kinds of suspect vineyard material in the tank than if you spent a couple more bucks. Plus the degree of chemical manipulation on some of...
by John J
October 13th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?
Replies: 26
Views: 2082

Re: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?

I am fan of Groffier’s CdB and Arlaud CdB is great for the price.
by John J
October 12th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96376

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Carter Y. wrote: October 11th, 2020, 10:04 pm
J.Vizuete wrote: October 11th, 2020, 7:07 pm I want to know who got the 93 Quintarelli!
If I told you who got the Quintarelli, would you tell me who got the 08 Sauzet?
🙋🏽‍♂️
by John J
October 1st, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fall 2020 Shipping Season Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Fall 2020 Shipping Season Thread

Still too hot here in Florida 🙁
by John J
September 28th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2629

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

Kelly Walker wrote: September 28th, 2020, 2:56 pm
John J wrote: September 28th, 2020, 8:50 am
Jayson Cohen wrote: September 27th, 2020, 5:08 pm

I saw you buy the 2001 VCC! Was tracking that lot. I was tempted. Good price.
VCC?
Vieux Chateau Certan (Pomerol)

Thanks
by John J
September 28th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2629

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

My impression was that the predictable things continued to be crazy, but that people are losing interest in what is not part of the craziness, particularly in Bordeaux. There were a number of bargains to be had in the Super Seconds, which didn’t seem so super, even in a great mature vintage like ‘8...
by John J
September 26th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2629

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

Why would some pay close to a grand for a case of 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano? Pretty easy to find a lot cheaper at so many places.
by John J
September 25th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2629

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

I have been watching this also. For me at least, there are a lot of head scratchers in this auction.
by John J
September 3rd, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Ultramarine Save the Day 2020

Check your Spam folders.

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by John J
August 22nd, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 2108

Re: NSG Fans?

Hudelot-Noëllat's Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Murgers" is usually quite accessible young.
by John J
June 5th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Burgundy Wine Company Catalog
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Old Burgundy Wine Company Catalog

I think I would like a mixed case. Think Geri would still honor these prices? lol [cheers.gif] ..
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by John J
May 15th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness
Replies: 114
Views: 10014

Re: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness

Yes, interesting stuff. Alan makes good point the cardboard shipper used by Paul is a bit more well-built than most "pulp" shippers. First of all, thanks to Paul to taking the time to do these experiments. For my own purposes, I bought a bunch of temp monitoring equipment a couple weeks a...
by John J
March 22nd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

alan weinberg wrote: March 22nd, 2020, 10:12 am
John J wrote: March 22nd, 2020, 10:07 am Both Groffier Chambolles and Ramonet white are good deals
no Ramonet whites on list.
Just caught that.. the Rouge prices are about retail
by John J
March 22nd, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

Both Groffier Chambolles and Ramonet white are good deals
by John J
March 9th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96376

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Did anyone bite on the Prévost La Closerie offering?
by John J
February 15th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: My “IKEA” wine house

All below 30 bucks a bottle ‘cellar savers’ Red 1: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo $22.10 Red 2: 2017 Hundred Suns 'Old Eight Cut' Pinot Noir $27 White 1: 2018 Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc $15 White 2: 2016 Domaine Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc $24 Bubbles: NV Tissot Indigene...
by John J
February 14th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Pricing Question
Replies: 42
Views: 2888

Re: Auction Pricing Question

In the sense that an auction item involves one seller and potentially many buyers. There's a "scarcity" element to it, plus the social proof as evidenced by multiple buyers...And especially with the internet, where practically anyone can join as a bidder and contribute to driving the pric...
by John J
February 14th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems
Replies: 101
Views: 8951

Re: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems

Was anyone opened a ‘10 Murgers with seepage lately? Curious to how these are aging.
by John J
January 23rd, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96376

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone tried any of the 2014 Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc? Have some of their '14 1ers if you want to see if you like their style. We like them. That said, not sure if their bourg blanc will be better than the '16 Carillon at WPW after you add in shipping? Def will take you up on it. The...
by John J
January 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1523
Views: 96376

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone tried any of the 2014 Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc?
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

alan weinberg wrote: January 16th, 2020, 11:33 am looks like it was pretty cold. Sounds good, though.
Yes :) We initially overchilled it
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2433

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

RIP. Respect for a long and notable life. 1985 Clos des Chenes was one of the the wines what turned me into a Burgundy lover.
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
Replies: 3
Views: 310

TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet (1/16/2020) Pretty evident menthol on the nose with delicious stone fruit and fine minerality. Acidity not as vibrant as other Ramonet village wines I have had, but I suspect this may be vintage r...
by John J
January 15th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2762

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

2004 was an excellent vintage for Red Burgundy? Dunno about that one.
by John J
January 9th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 7155

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc
by John J
January 5th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Folatières comes from Terre Folle, wines that were faster approachable than many other premier crus in Puligny. Off course there are exceptions. This wasn't part of the domaine Louis Carillon but an acquisition of François in 2010. I have not had the opportunity to try any of his brother’s offering...
by John J
January 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 4
Views: 689

TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (1/3/2020) Although he and his brother split the family domaine some years ago, his lineup of wines from top to bottom are incredibly solid. One of his 1er Cru offerings a...
by John J
January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1342

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

I have a similar experience. I have had several Hudelot and Bachelet from '13 over the past couple months. Still very primary with pretty firm acidity is what sticks in my memory from those bottles.

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