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by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 52
Views: 2041

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

I assume I will magically turn crotchety like you guys when I turn 50 in April. I’m used to being on a ladder five feet in the air while moving full cases in a very cramped wine locker at Chelsea Wine Storage. Admittedly dicey. But Jay Miller was one of my locker mates, and I saw him do a pirouette...
by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind

John, I have a 96 Moccagata Basarin we should open at some point if you remind me.
by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: TN: Eight 2016 Barbarescos tasted blind

Yes, evidently some citrus element is common in tonic water, though I don't perceive tonic water's aroma (or the scent on this Barbaresco) as citrus. Poking around on the Internet, it seems that quinine itself has no aroma, but the bark of the cinchona tree, from which it is derived, is described a...
by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting

The 64 is probably my favorite MR GR. So good. Also the 64 MR R is in the same league in a slightly different style - I’d say a touch lighter and more transparent.
by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Chave Hermitage
Replies: 19
Views: 1364

Re: 2013 Chave Hermitage

I’ve seen this happen in other auctions as well. Last year at K&L, several bottles of Pichon Lalande (either 2000 or 1996, I don’t recall exactly) sold for 2x their retail price at that time - and the same wine was in stock at K&L on that day (roughly speaking, the wine was listed at $200 retail an...
by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 52
Views: 2041

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

I assume I will magically turn crotchety like you guys when I turn 50 in April. I’m used to being on a ladder five feet in the air while moving full cases in a very cramped wine locker at Chelsea Wine Storage. Admittedly dicey. But Jay Miller was one of my locker mates, and I saw him do a pirouette ...
by Jayson Cohen
November 14th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 52
Views: 2041

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

Alfert, do you accept Baudrys as payment? (We have a strict no Baudrys payment policy. AR gets uppity.)
by Jayson Cohen
November 12th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

No ONE is more bummed about this than me. I have attended every single one and almost all of the side events. I train all year for it. With that said this is an enormous completely non-profit labor of love for Stephen Bitterolf. And it is a big burden for most of the growers. With that said Rieslin...
by Jayson Cohen
November 12th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5042

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

2008 Dom is top for me so far but I’ve had a number of great ones, including two special wines courtesy of Jay Miller, the mag of 2004 Vilmart CdC he mentioned above and the 2012 Lahaye Violaine he brought to a dinner. Updates: 2011 Vilmart CdC is deliciously near the top but now taking over top sp...
by Jayson Cohen
November 11th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12089
Views: 579448

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Larmandier-Bernier les Chemins d'Avize. Really looking forward to this one! Suzanne?!
by Jayson Cohen
November 11th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 83
Views: 3140

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Yong. With respect, a mistake. It’s the real deal. I also bought strongly in 1996, loving them young, and it has proved to be a great decision. No vintage since, until 2008, had me as excited after not just hype but tasting. I see. Maybe I will add a bit more then. If you don't mind me asking which...
by Jayson Cohen
November 10th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 83
Views: 3140

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Yong. With respect, a mistake. It’s the real deal. I also bought strongly in 1996, loving them young, and it has proved to be a great decision. No vintage since, until 2008, had me as excited after not just hype but tasting.
by Jayson Cohen
November 10th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 839
Views: 54995

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

alt-Fête at Pinch in NYC - star rating for now 2013 Benoit Dehu La Rue des Noyers (100% PM; disgorged Aug. 2016; no dosage) * 1998 Pierre Peters BdB Brut Cuvee Speciale (Les Chetillons) ** 1996 Ployez Jacquemart Liesse d’Harbonville Brut *** 1996 Dom Perignon *** 1996 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill...
by Jayson Cohen
November 10th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1235

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

Where is Golodetz!? I had my first/only VCC (2006) a few weeks ago and it was amazing. I felt it was a bit too young, but still very much enjoyed it. I am on the look out for future bottles to procure at good prices... Here I am. My last note on this was from 2016, as part of a Right Bank 2001 hori...
by Jayson Cohen
November 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: TN: 1999 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

1999 is also a great vintage. This sounds excellent. I’m not a Brunello fan but I do have a bottle of the 1995 PdS. Palmucci sold the winery so these bottles are all a historical testament to the family’s work. I also have a funny story about being in his house without him but that’s for another day...
by Jayson Cohen
November 6th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 45
Views: 2005

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

Still not clear to me if you want current drinking only or drink and cellar or only to cellar. Citing 2005 wines suggests only to cellar.
by Jayson Cohen
November 6th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 45
Views: 2005

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

Friends, would love to stock up on some aged Bordeaux that’s not super expensive. Key criteria being 1 10-20 years of bottle age 2. UK 12 bottle case price of < $1200 I am aware of the 25% duty and willing to wait it out. So far the best two options I have come up with are 2005 Grand Puy Lacoste 20...
by Jayson Cohen
November 5th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Few Recent Tastes II
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: TN: A Few Recent Tastes II

Hanes!!! 2007 Sancerre is strange. I have not been kind in describing them and did not like the 2007 Francois Cotats (whites and Rose) when we tasted them a couple years ago. Alcohol too high. Unbalanced and disjointed. The apologists said they were too young and will come around. Kind words seemed ...
by Jayson Cohen
November 5th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12089
Views: 579448

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2018 Francois Cotat Culs de Beaujeu (couldn’t resist a sale)

2 x 2016 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Auslese (couldn’t resist while my guard was down for the Cotat)
by Jayson Cohen
November 3rd, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5250

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

I think this illustrates the problem here. In my opinion this is quite a good pairing and given US restaurant wine prices, not bad value, but some people will be bitterly disappointed with the choices and some will feel ripped off. So you can get all sorts of opinions from the same pairing. I don't...
by Jayson Cohen
November 3rd, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5250

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Pairings on our last visit.... Caviar Souffle with Clam, Leek and Potato Pascal Doquet, Coeur de Terroir, Verus, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne 2005 Foie Gras seared with Maple & Apple Ch. Guiraud, Sauternes 2002 Lobster charred with Pumpkin & Citrus Sandhi, Rita's Crown, Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills, C...
by Jayson Cohen
November 3rd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

There’s a long history now of availability in and cellar releases to NYC, which makes us a bit spoiled.
by Jayson Cohen
November 2nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

Probably a couple of lessor year La Tâche that I had low expectations of. Both wonderfully ethereal and engaging. 1948 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1956 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche (Magnum) 1981 La Tâche, which a few folks on WB shared last year, is among the best Red Burgs I’ve ev...
by Jayson Cohen
November 2nd, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10915
Views: 397673

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I bought a bunch of 1983 La Louviere @$45/per some weeks ago and opened the first last night. This is not a great wine, but it is a beautiful wine, in the sense that every sip inevitably draws consideration and appreciation. Full and complete. Just a spot-on bottle of aged bdx. For the price, a rem...
by Jayson Cohen
November 2nd, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12089
Views: 579448

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 7:34 am
Blair Ridley wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 6:43 am
YLee wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 6:16 am
1 more 2009 cristal $170
6x 2008 dom perignon $114
Incredible price on the 08 Dom!
Wow, no kidding
Heathrow?
by Jayson Cohen
November 2nd, 2019, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

Either 2001 E. Rouget Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts or 2001 Mugneret-Gibourg Clos Vougeot.
by Jayson Cohen
November 2nd, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

Nathan Smyth wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 7:26 pm
1993 + 50 = 2043
1993 + 75 = 2068

Why does everyone on this board [other than Francois Audouze] insist on committing infanticide?
Mortality.
by Jayson Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 115
Views: 3018

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

I'm really not sure if this is the way this 15 year old wine should taste or not. And if it is, I'm pretty sure my preference would be 5 years younger. Sounds like a classic case of premox. [cry.gif] But isn't 15 years pushing it for a white wine that isn't labeled "riesling"? I sort of assume some...
by Jayson Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

Agree with both of you. Stellar value and really intriguing wine with a lot of complexity that it's rare to get at this price. The only things comparable to me are some of the dry chenins you can find in the Loire in places like Saumur. The oldest i have is 2013--not long enough to really tell how ...
by Jayson Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 1:39 pm
I'll get into the spirit of this with a lazy Rousseau Chambertin 1993: 19.995/20 :)!
I’ve been patient too. Might pop one of two for my 50th next year.
by Jayson Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 115
Views: 3018

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Appreciation has not changed though buying habits did. Price was also a factor. I have also back-bought WB at auction for certain wines where I did not experience premox 15+ years after vintage. There are some buys out there for the patient. Respectfully disagree with Mark that there are real altern...
by Jayson Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10915
Views: 397673

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Not even 9:30 in the morning and my mouth is watering.
by Jayson Cohen
November 1st, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30099

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I am reporting for two months as I missed September. I regret to admit i bought 84 bottles over the past two months - but 60 bottles are 2018 german riesling for my grand niece’s cellar. Oh and i consumed 27. I tasted Schaefer 2018 GD Kab, Spat 10, and Spat 5 last week, and I can firmly say (which ...
by Jayson Cohen
October 31st, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30099

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I am reporting for two months as I missed September. I regret to admit i bought 84 bottles over the past two months - but 60 bottles are 2018 german riesling for my grand niece’s cellar. Oh and i consumed 27. I tasted Schaefer 2018 GD Kab, Spat 10, and Spat 5 last week, and I can firmly say (which ...
by Jayson Cohen
October 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12089
Views: 579448

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I bought the 14 and 15 Sigaut Sentiers VV but sent them straight to the cellar (offsite). So I’m also curious about anyone’s specific tasting experiences.
by Jayson Cohen
October 30th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1484

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

c fu wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 10:18 am
Jay Miller wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:02 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:00 am
I like Rodez. So that’s three.
I tried them at my first two La Fetes and decided I wouldn't waste any more time as they weren't for me.
just target their single vineyard stuff.
I like the multi-vineyard BdN too.
by Jayson Cohen
October 30th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1484

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

I like Rodez. So that’s three.
by Jayson Cohen
October 29th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: RIP: Marcel Juge

Every wine geek carries in their memory bottles that left an indelible mark. For me one of them was the 97 Juge Cuvée C that Greg Dal Piaz shared with me and Jayson at a long since closed restaurant on the West Side (@sqc). That had to be in 05 or 06, but the impression of that bottle (Juge at its ...
by Jayson Cohen
October 29th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: RIP: Marcel Juge

RIP. Just seeing this and a shiver went up my spine.

With his passing I think all of the Northern Rhône winemakers who had a direct connection with the late 19th and early 20th Century vignerons that lived into Marcel’s youth are now gone. Truly the end of an era.
by Jayson Cohen
October 29th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Martine Rouchier St. Joseph Luc (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: TN: 2016 Martine Rouchier St. Joseph Luc (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

This one caught my attention twice. First Your IG post, now here. Will have to find this. Thanks for the note.
by Jayson Cohen
October 29th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2767

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Playing Brian’s game literally, my under-counter wine fridge has an angled display of 6 bottles, the only ones visible through the glass door. Those are first ones I see. Right now, of the six bottles there, I’d probably grab the ‘67 Marcarini Barolo Brunate that was slotted for a canceled tasting w...
by Jayson Cohen
October 29th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1484

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

Jay, to answer you question.....rather than 'leaning towards' Mousse and Chartogne-Taillet, just do them. These are excellent producers, are in my own cellar and make terrific wines. As for the remaining list, I would do Dhondt-Grellet, Pierre Gerbais and Etienne Calsac. Visit their tables and test...
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5042

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 11:39 am
So it was just a generous taste, but the 2011 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée was amazing on Monday. Not sure how he does it, but Laurent Champs is a wizard!
+1. I asked. He said he waited an extra 6 days to pick compared to everyone else and was able to pick better grapes before the rain.
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12089
Views: 579448

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2000 Latour-Giraud Meursault Genevrieres Cuvee des Pierre (mag)
by Jayson Cohen
October 24th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grand cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Which grand cru

Karl K wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 3:59 am
James Billy wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 1:35 am
alan weinberg wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 8:42 pm
+1
+1
+1
+1
by Jayson Cohen
October 20th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling

I like Riesling, but personnally I've never been impressed by Ste Hune... But with all the praise on this wine, I'm not giving up yet :-) 1989 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune Vendanges Tardives - France, Alsace (20-08-16) Very nutty, petrol, un peu piquant... Nice sweetness, a bit short in the fin...
by Jayson Cohen
October 20th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots

Decanted 6 hrs. This seems to be progressing nicely since my last bottle in 2016. Aromatically, lots to like here, with attractive traits of dark currant, xmas spices, with a lingering floral overlay. Initially this comes across as easy going and very accessible, but don’t be fooled, there is still...

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