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by JLee
February 21st, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Uni This - http://www.aveceric.com/all-recipes/spice-crusted-duck-breast-with-orange-honey-glaze-and-cumin-scented-carrots The grass fed ribeye from Mclean organic Butcher Lamb burger with the ground from Kirsop farm Butter with a proportionally small amount of Lobster halved then grilled (cooking p...
by JLee
February 18th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Deal on Lumpp

I'd give it a shot.

Lumpp's wines in ripe vintages are one of the few true values I've been able to find in red Burgundy. I haven't had this vintage but the vineyard was a reasonably good performer in '15 and '16. Obviously '13 is a much different vintage, but the price is very good.
by JLee
February 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 4971

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I think the most interesting thing in this thread is how many people agree with the OP. For what it's worth, I've discussed this with folks who are seriously into wine, and I've gotten several similar responses. One of these folks has a theory that aged wine is an emperor's new clothes situation, a...
by JLee
February 13th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3294

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

Livex shows a 9% drop over the last 12 months in their burgundy index, but that is a narrow measure.

https://www.liv-ex.com/news-insights/indices/
by JLee
February 11th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 77
Views: 4445

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Lee Short wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 5:35 pm
If I'm allowed only one, it's Pepiere's Clos des Briords.
+1

As to the second question in the OP, it's priced like it is because it's Muscadet.
by JLee
January 25th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2447

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

Probably Taittinger and Roederer. Krug 3rd for me.
by JLee
January 24th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?

Belated thanks for the info Brad. Skurnik never replied but your info is all I need. I'm drinking the October 2015 disgorgement right now. It's shocking how different, and inferior, this disgorgement is to the above.
by JLee
January 12th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12713
Views: 615330

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 9:08 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:06 am

At that price, I would have grabbed it all.
I did, there were only six. Also:

1x 1982 Lynch Bages
4x 1989 Lynch Bages
3x 1982 Ducru Beaucaillou
3x 1982 Pichon Lalande
[wow.gif] Very nice.
by JLee
January 2nd, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Decade
Replies: 23
Views: 1918

Re: The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Decade

Fish & Game shouldn't be on there. I don't think it "kick started" anything. Certainly not by example as the food isn't very good. Junebaby also shouldn't be on there. The food here is solid but it certainly doesn't live up to that glowing NY times review. I think enough people think the same way th...
by JLee
December 11th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 1330

Re: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru

I like the Clos Des Cortons but it has long seemed to me that the fame of this very particular and quite plentiful wine has coloured the reputation of Faiveley's other wines. A 1996 Chambolle Combe D'Orveaux a few days ago had all the Musigny magic one could hope. Yeah some of their wines do come a...
by JLee
December 9th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Philipponnat Clos de Goisses
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: 2001 Philipponnat Clos de Goisses

This one's just ok. Color is surprisingly dark and doesn't taste much fresher than it looks. Have had this, the '06, and the '99 in the last few months and no huge disappointments but wouldn't buy any of them again. I`m surprised at the results you've had with those as I've had nothing but great ex...
by JLee
December 7th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Philipponnat Clos de Goisses
Replies: 16
Views: 850

2001 Philipponnat Clos de Goisses

This one's just ok. Color is surprisingly dark and doesn't taste much fresher than it looks. Have had this, the '06, and the '99 in the last few months and no huge disappointments but wouldn't buy any of them again.
by JLee
December 5th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2946

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

Wow that verticals lineup looks amazing
by JLee
December 3rd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 4198

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

I know Taittinger can do no wrong but has anyone tried this one yet? I haven't tried a single '08 Blanc de Blanc anything. Or '09 for that matter.
by JLee
November 29th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos des Moucheres
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: TN: 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos des Moucheres

Boillot's on my no buy list nowadays but I had a taste of this at the La Paulee vertical tasting a few years ago and thought it was among the two or three best wines I had there of either color. Why is it on your no buy list, out of curiosity? Premox, or something else? Premox. My premox rate with ...
by JLee
November 29th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1043
Views: 69386

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Recently had a mag of '93 Dom Perignon and I thought it wildly outperformed the reputation of the vintage. Thank goodness for champagne mags. I got it just a year or so ago for less the current W-S low for the 750ml so poor was the wine's reputation.
by JLee
November 29th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos des Moucheres
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: TN: 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos des Moucheres

Boillot's on my no buy list nowadays but I had a taste of this at the La Paulee vertical tasting a few years ago and thought it was among the two or three best wines I had there of either color.
by JLee
November 28th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

I thought this was good but great. Certainly far more approachable than the 08, but I clearly prefer other 09 champagnes like cristal. It's been a year or so since I've had this so I'd be interested in hearing what you think.
by JLee
November 17th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3495

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

At least they provide a picture. My understanding was many retailers don't offer refunds on premoxed bottles, in which case if you don't ask for a visual inspection or a picture you're out of luck.
by JLee
November 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?

I think it's fair to say that prestige and scarcity drive prices at the highest end of the wine market, much more so than what the wine tastes like.
by JLee
September 23rd, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?

Yeah, I assume an identical disgorgement would be the same wine. I guess I was wondering whether it was safe to assume disgorgements around that time were probably the same wine and whether there was any way to read the vintages in the id code in case I wanted to buy the vintage rubis or different d...
by JLee
September 23rd, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Disgorgement and ID codes for Vilmart Rubis NV?

20190923_113509.jpg Does anyone have information on how to read the ID/disgorgement dates for Vilmart Rubis NV? I'm not always a fan of this wine but this particular disgorgement has been really good and an incredible value. I'd like to find more. I've uploaded the label, but it's coming out sidewa...
by JLee
September 6th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crush Wine Progressive Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Crush Wine Progressive Sale

I thought this sale deserved a thread. It consistently has the best prices of any regular sale that I know of (if you know of a better one, please let me know!). 20%+ next WS low in some cases. If you're not signed up for the email list you should get on it. Crush is a first rate retailer in all oth...
by JLee
September 3rd, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

I'm a fan of this one as well. I've had one off bottle in four or five and that may have been questionable storage. I had to bury my last few because I know I'll regret it when they're gone. I do feel like an idiot when sitting with the garish bottle in a restaurant but it's not the most tactless th...
by JLee
September 1st, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3863

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

William Kelley wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Makes one wonder, what exactly is wrong with the 2005 vintage?
The price? :p
by JLee
August 30th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1944

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

I chose Burgundy, assuming that price has not disappeared as a consideration.

I think it outperforms Bordeaux at $50 and under with the right vintage. The value proposition can be awful in Burgundy at the higher price points but one can always pick and choose.
by JLee
August 26th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 4448

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

I've been multiple times, the last probably over five years ago. The place has a good story, because you can go and see the same guy, but that doesn't make the pizza taste any better, at least to me. I've also seen the reviews, as has nearly anyone who's been there. Why else would they go all the wa...
by JLee
August 26th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 4448

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

To echo some of the prior posts: this place has/had the most overrated food in New York.
by JLee
August 16th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1612

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

I prefer '09 Cristal to '06 Taittinger by a fair margin but I'd be hard pressed to say it's "worth it" to pay an extra $100/bottle.
by JLee
August 5th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny

The chalumeaux from this vintage is also very good. However this producer has one of the worst premox records of any I have had. I've had advanced wines 6 years from vintage.
by JLee
July 24th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?
Replies: 37
Views: 3093

Re: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?

First, Canlis is a restaurant that should be better known by wine lovers. The cellar is amazing and as I recall, the prices are quite fair. I haven't been there for a while. Is there a restuarnat like this in California?? One that has, for example, multiple vintages of both Washington and Napa cabe...
by JLee
July 15th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 62
Views: 3895

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

It's not cheap but Krug GC with NY style pizza is one of my all time favorite pairings.
by JLee
July 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1847

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

I don't question the conventional wisdom that Champagne is the most flexible pairing.

However, if the question is what wine benefits the most from being paired with food, I find that food improves white burgundy and other high acid dry whites the most.
by JLee
July 2nd, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12652

2008 Salon

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzbDATQlXy_/?igshid=5yecq37rpdrw According to Peter Liem's post, 2008 Salon will only be sold in boxed sets including late disgorged 2004, 2006, and 2007 Salon. From the picture it looks like 6 bottles of other wines to purchase one mag of the 2008. I probably wasn't in t...
by JLee
June 4th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 7530

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Generally no, but there are probably some that require at least 20 years. Well stored back vintages of Bordeaux are also widely available, including late releases from negociants, so if you want a 20 year old wine you don't necessarily have to wait. If you want specific examples I thought 2001 Rauza...
by JLee
May 18th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2347

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

I haven't had the Vaudesir but I've found their wines unremarkable except the Grenouilles.
by JLee
May 6th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 98 Jamet, 14 Sauzet Chevalier, 99 Dujac Combottes, & more
Replies: 2
Views: 739

98 Jamet, 14 Sauzet Chevalier, 99 Dujac Combottes, & more

Edit for sold and added a few more Name, Quantity, Price per single 750ml 1998 Jamet Cote Rotie x 1 - $325 2014 Sauzet Chevalier x 1 - $440 1999 Dujac Combottes x 2 - $325 2015 Hubert Lignier Charmes Chambertin x 1 - $260 2016 Hudelot Noellat Clos Vougeot x 1 - $175 Buyer pays shipping, assumes risk...
by JLee
April 3rd, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3604

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Scott I dont find DP that creamy and the mousse to me is not fine enough for a premium Champagne Which Champagne(s) have you drunk that have met your standards for "premium Champagne"? Dom Ruinart, older Krug ( not so much recent cuvees ) Bollinger GA Did not like DP and Comtes Have you tried other...
by JLee
March 19th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2368

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

I would purchase champagne. Assuming provenance is ok, I find it to be a more consistent product. It doesn't "shut down" as much as some other wines, most houses simply don't produce tete de cuvees in poor vintages so there's less vintage variation at the bottom end, and it ages very reliably. There...
by JLee
March 14th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: TN: 2001 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2001 Rauzan Segla is also in a good place.
by JLee
March 5th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: China is the #2 export market for French wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1130

Re: China is the #2 export market for French wine

https://www.wineinstitute.org/resources/statistics

Germany and China both consume much more wine than they produce. France is the second largest producer of wine in the world. This chart would probably look different if it was for classified growth bordeaux.
by JLee
January 30th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2015 Chateau Canon for sale or trade
Replies: 1
Views: 386

2015 Chateau Canon for sale or trade

3 Bottles, $260 each. Buyer pays shipping and assumes risk upon shipment. I'm located in Seattle. Willing to trade for interesting champagne.
by JLee
December 18th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10217

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

What did Vinculum own from 2011 to 2014 that caused their entire portfolio to -30%? My understanding is since 2011, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmonte, Rhone and California prices have only gone up, up and up? Would an entire portfolio of Sauternes (weighted towards Yquem presumably) even be down 30% ov...
by JLee
December 5th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1823

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

As of this moment, there are 56 liars on this poll. [cheers.gif] I am almost at the same place as you, Anton. I find the responses of no change or an increase very surprising, almost incomprehensible. I am tempted to make some facetious comments about denial, delusion and the effects of alcohol on ...
by JLee
November 26th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee

I had the 09 last night, no decanting. Thought it was mediocre (shut?) and possibly a little advanced.
by JLee
October 30th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4788

Re: The Safest White Burgs

I know the topic of premox has been discussed a million different ways and is covered in great detail between the white burg premox wiki and the Don Cornwell annual white burg vintage dinners. But after reading a few recent threads I wanted to ask the question in a slightly different way. If you we...
by JLee
October 22nd, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Ampeau et Fils Tasting
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Robert Ampeau et Fils Tasting

Courtier was, and may be still, selling back vintages of Ampeau whites that I believe are ex-cellar. I like them a lot, although they can be variable. Never liked the reds as much but don't think I've ever had any in this lineup.
by JLee
October 17th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 1334

Re: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll

I'm at less than one. I like wine but my mind and body function better on a limited alcohol intake. Also popping fewer bottles makes opening a pricier bottle once in a while seem less extravagant. Downside is I don't taste as widely as some but I'm ok with that and the experience of this board help ...

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