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by Francois Olivier
January 25th, 2020, 3:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4126

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

I am not sure that there is a better value in white Burgundy today than Bouchard's Meursault Perrieres. I agree that it’s very very good with very Q/P ratio. Best value, ... maybe to much. What would you say are the best values? Chevalier montrachet cabotte from bouchard or chevalier montrachet fro...
by Francois Olivier
January 25th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4126

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 4:45 pm

I am not sure that there is a better value in white Burgundy today than Bouchard's Meursault Perrieres.
I agree that it’s very very good with very Q/P ratio.
Best value, ... maybe to much.
by Francois Olivier
January 24th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11185
Views: 412125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

tonight, i’ve opened a chablis 2018 of benoit droin
Very nice
more chablis than before
by Francois Olivier
January 23rd, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 39
Views: 2641

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

Russell, it's done. I have drunk a dozen of dr loosen, jj prum in my life (old or young wine) Because a friend of mine love them and bring one or two at each monthly tasting. Availability is poor in Paris (and also for other countries it's the same thing) but some german cavists ship easily in franc...
by Francois Olivier
January 23rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4126

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

In France average price are :
CM premier cru Ramonet less than 100€ (except les ruchottes)
CM premier cru PYCM around 70€
Comte lafon charmes 200€
Roulot premier cru 250€
(price with taxes)
by Francois Olivier
January 23rd, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 39
Views: 2641

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

I really think it is a fact that: -German dry Riesling contains same level of alcohol as any other Riesling from Alsace or Austria -Aged German Riesling does not smell more or less than other aged Riesling Personal taste is another matter... No, Riesling from alsace : between 12,5 and 14,5 degrees ...
by Francois Olivier
January 22nd, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4126

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

To say the truth, i have tasted very few wines of PYCM : twice red santenay and a meursault something. First santenay was good and the 2 others was average. Prices were not cheap because i have found them only on expensive winecellar So ... difficult to judge "What is the reputation of PYCM in Franc...
by Francois Olivier
January 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 39
Views: 2641

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

Claus : sorry for ????
Less alcohol and smelt more oil barrel.

As i try to say, it's a question of personal taste
by Francois Olivier
January 22nd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 39
Views: 2641

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

There are big differences between french (alsace) and german riesling.
I let the other answer for german riesling ( i don't like them : less alcohol and smelt more a oil barrel)
The 3 producers in list belong of the top : trimbach, boxler, deiss.
by Francois Olivier
January 22nd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

Thank you for all the notes and thoughts. Just diving into Krug and way behind the curve on my learnings. How long do you suggest holding the 167 before it starts to strut its stuff and how does it compare to the other recent vintages? Don't exactly know. But in my experience a grande cuvée is bett...
by Francois Olivier
January 22nd, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4126

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Hello everybody

I see a lot of PYMC in your list.
Do you considare him as a top of burgundy ?
by Francois Olivier
January 21st, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1722

Re: Hard season in Paris.

hello, We can say that it’s finished in subway and on trains. They are still some strikes for harbor ( le havre and marseille) How to explain simply : Communists lost (deep defeat) and appear with la france insoumise old, out, refuse the futur and purpose nothing. Modernist syndicat win (cfdt) Like ...
by Francois Olivier
January 17th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11815

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

For red burgundies : 1982, 1983 are small vintages.
And 2011 is medium
by Francois Olivier
January 17th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212689

Re: Official Costco Thread

and at K&L Krug 168eme x7 @ $137
$137 or $160 it’s cheap

> $ 170 in France
by Francois Olivier
January 17th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1722

Re: Hard season in Paris.

Hello

Strikes are quite finished.
I am happy for me and a lot friends who are shuffering about this.
Amazon is happy : Their sales are explosing.
by Francois Olivier
January 17th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4126

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Ramonet
Coche Dury
Droin (i am allocataire !!)
by Francois Olivier
January 7th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1722

Re: Hard season in Paris.

Syndicats and governements has been negociating in secret since christmas.
But like trump we have also some elections this year.
It’s more the last round for the communist party
I hope it will be finish this week or next week
by Francois Olivier
December 27th, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3409

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

I have tasted only dujac => amazing as usual

But Jadot, G.Lignier, Castagnier
not very bad but not very good
by Francois Olivier
December 21st, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11815

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Mikko R wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 3:08 am
Mine is 2014 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Côte-Rôtie La Barbarine with 79p.
Seems like it smells like wine meets Nutrigrain funky carbohydrates.
I have tasted one month ago the barbarine and my note was 90
I don’t underdtand a so tiny note
by Francois Olivier
December 21st, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mazis Chambertin tasting
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Mazis Chambertin tasting

Harmand-Geoffroy for example is a big deal.
by Francois Olivier
December 15th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11815

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

> Your lowest cellartracker scores wine in your cellar

Strange idea.
Anyways it’s the first time that i do this

So valentin Zusslin riesling bollenberg 2012.
Euh, not justified for me.
I add immediatly a better note.
by Francois Olivier
December 15th, 2019, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

hello,

Are you sure that it’s a red riesling ?
And not a chianti with sangiovese ?
;-)

Francois
by Francois Olivier
December 14th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 26
Views: 1516

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

ok thanks
I will test it.
by Francois Olivier
December 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

Grande cuvee's prices are growing up (lvmh need money maybe to buy tiffanys).
Around 170€ in france. (190$)
3 year ago it was 145€.
by Francois Olivier
December 5th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 26
Views: 1516

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

The Bon georges, rue saint georges paris 9th ?
by Francois Olivier
December 4th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

In this masterclass, they are also
Grande cuvée 162, vintage 2004, 2006 and
Grande cuvée 167

GC 162 was opened and very nice.
To say the truth, grande cuvee is better after some years (5 or 10 years ) in cellar for express itself.
And this is the case for GC162.
by Francois Olivier
December 3rd, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1693

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

Burgundy producers are mainly family business
They haven’t a marketing services.
Send an email or call before.
Otherwise you can find a winecellar, restaurant who are open sunday.
by Francois Olivier
December 3rd, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme
Replies: 32
Views: 2305

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 167eme

Hello,

I have tasted twice this cuvee ( masterclass in paris, and a tasting in a winecellar)
And i find it closed (sorry i don’t knom the english word to say that it was not ready, mute and that we have to wait some years for judge it )

Like krug 2006 ...
by Francois Olivier
December 3rd, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 68
Views: 1935

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Everywhere in france, some guys produce wine (even in paris montmartre)
But in normandy or vin de montmartre, i never want to taste their wine.
by Francois Olivier
November 2nd, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212689

Re: Official Costco Thread

Andy K wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:26 pm
2016 Bordeaux starting to show up in WI.

Pontet Canet about $150
It’s cheap.
En primeur 165€ ( 181$)
Cheaper price in France was 155€.
by Francois Olivier
October 5th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 39
Views: 2641

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

FE Trimbach 2007:
Amazing and 59$ is not so expensive
by Francois Olivier
October 5th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12568
Views: 606295

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My allocation of jp droin Chablis
39€ gc les clos and 33€ valmur

2018 : i have only tasted the village.
Very nice, not a big acidity
Nice
by Francois Olivier
October 5th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Are you sure about the price ?
( i see around 450€ in france)
Else i tasted last year, batard 2005 and it was amazing.

Edit : ok first price 570 exc tva 20%
684€

Edit : i prefer chevalier montrachet
by Francois Olivier
October 4th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66522

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

« Notably excepted in the initial list of goods, are Italian Wine, Sparking Wine (including Champagne), Large Format Bottles (over 2lt) and Wines with alcohol in excess of 14% by volume. »

In this case, More and more south french wines, bordeaux (pontet canet) are closed to 14degree
by Francois Olivier
October 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66522

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

@david.buecker For your info, ten years ago Boeing have stopped his complaint and have negociated with airbus. Boeing has realised that they would lost more money with airbus complaint vs his complaint. (NB : A400 program is a nightmare, airbus try to stop it ) But Trump strongly don’t care of the c...
by Francois Olivier
May 19th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 1385

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

> Wine Store: La Dernière Goutte (10am-8pm, sun 10am-7pm) It's a good address. Good selection of wine like henry germain (but i am now allocataire), ogier, ... >Lavinia : Sorry to say that but only chinese tourist go now to Lavinia ( boulevard de la madelaine paris 8th) Prices are horrible ( double ...
by Francois Olivier
April 28th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 1385

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

L'arpege will be expensive in my opinion

Another suggestion le petit sommelier (https://www.lepetitsommelier-paris.fr/)
by Francois Olivier
April 28th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16950

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Another score from bettane et dessauves

https://www.mybettanedesseauve.fr/2019/ ... ns-league/

First place : las cases.
by Francois Olivier
May 13th, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dinner with 45 Yquem, 62 Pétrus, 97 Montrachet DRC and other great wines
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

dinner with 45 Yquem, 62 Pétrus, 97 Montrachet DRC and other great wines

Francois,

You never change ;-)
Tu as un bisou de la part de luc javaux.
by Francois Olivier
May 13th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy sleepers
Replies: 155
Views: 15410

Red Burgundy sleepers

> Well, I paid a bit over 100 euros for Raveneau Grand Crus
It's a good price, but when you are "allocataire" it's only 35€ !!!
This is the reason why you can find sometime low price in restaurant.
by Francois Olivier
September 9th, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I like 2007.
Replies: 42
Views: 3578

I like 2007.

2007 Porto arevery good.
Sauternes too
by Francois Olivier
August 20th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mazis Chambertin tasting
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Mazis Chambertin tasting

Medium producers, not the best.
by Francois Olivier
August 20th, 2016, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: With Burgundy, Is Grand Cru Really Grand?
Replies: 89
Views: 6445

With Burgundy, Is Grand Cru Really Grand?

Les Faconnieres are not the best 1cru of morey.
But you forgot virgile lignier (domaine lignier michelot ) who produce les faconnieres
by Francois Olivier
August 20th, 2016, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What is the correct cellar temperature ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

What is the correct cellar temperature ?

Best temperatures are between 50 and 57 in my opinion
by Francois Olivier
August 20th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Canelés
Replies: 61
Views: 3468

Canelés

I am sorry but it's cannelés and it's bordelais not french.
by Francois Olivier
August 20th, 2016, 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Arrangements for Wine Tasting in Burgundy
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Arrangements for Wine Tasting in Burgundy

Hi aaron,

Some big structures organise visits (like bouchard ). But it's not free.
Otherwise you can send an email to producers.
by Francois Olivier
June 12th, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bordeaux releases
Replies: 273
Views: 20139

2015 Bordeaux releases

Soren R Nielsen wrote: Ordered in Manchester, CT $270+ 6.35% = $287
Ordered in France $270+ 19% = $321

Regards, Soren.
Soren,

Sales taxes are now 20% in France.
Otherwise haut bailly 2015.
77€ (same price like canon ) with taxes : 92,4€ around 105$
But canon is out and hb is still available.
by Francois Olivier
June 6th, 2016, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bordeaux releases
Replies: 273
Views: 20139

2015 Bordeaux releases

Hi guys,

What is the price in us for chateau canon 2015 ?
I bought in france at 72 € ht (without taxe)

Francois
by Francois Olivier
May 10th, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Frost overnight in Burgundy
Replies: 37
Views: 4244

Frost overnight in Burgundy

Hi everybody, In fact april was warm in France and look like the beginning of summer/spring. So some buds appears (i hope that my english is good ) But suddenly, it's frozen one night. And the morning after sun appear and burn all frozen buds like this http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=717950...
by Francois Olivier
May 9th, 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paris restaurants, suffering
Replies: 28
Views: 1793

Paris restaurants, suffering

Maybe I am wrong, but I am surprised that there has not been much talk among all the Paris-love and France-travel-love of anti semitism. I would love to go to Paris any time and twice on Shabbat. My wife refuses out of principle. You are strongly wrong. Who told you that ? Medias like fox news ? Ye...

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