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by Jayson Cohen
February 17th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10196
Views: 451567

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 bottle each:

1975 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge
1983 Chateau Cantemerle
2000 Francois Jobard Meursault En La Barre
by Jayson Cohen
February 16th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 104
Views: 3147

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Down to one bottle from Gerard Potel 😕, ‘93 Bousse 🙂. Glad to hear encouraging words on the ‘10s Pousse wines though. I got a good deal a few years back and bought quite a few.

This thread makes me want to do a Volnay tasting.
by Jayson Cohen
February 16th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?
Replies: 35
Views: 1348

Re: Most consistent non first growth boardeax?

VCC hasn’t been mentioned.
by Jayson Cohen
February 16th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 112
Views: 10228

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Funny that it was side-by-side with Voge, and you preferred it to the Xavier, the former being a wine that is generally more ripe and polished than what I want in Northern Rhone syrah. I have not had the 13, however. Have you had the 13 Xavier? Have not. But as a broad generalization I tend to thin...
by Jayson Cohen
February 16th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 112
Views: 10228

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

Late night post, so I was probably a little harsher than I would have been in the light of the new day. Will delete the amateurish comment - that’s not respectful to a winemaker who I am sure works hard to make a good product. Still, I was quite disappointed. I didn’t find it sullen or shut down. I ...
by Jayson Cohen
February 15th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 112
Views: 10228

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

I've been telling everyone that'll listen in the past few weeks about Xavier Gerard and his 2015 Cote Rotie. Wanted to taste it again out of bottle (twice!) before I posted my impressions. A couple months ago I tagged along with Ryan of Golden8wines to an importer tasting. I sampled some of the wid...
by Jayson Cohen
February 11th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Florida trip wine Part Deux
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Florida trip wine Part Deux

Thanks Dan. I really have to go next time I’m in Miami Beach.
by Jayson Cohen
February 11th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 8529

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

1994 Dow Porto Vintage 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir San Mateo County 2015 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb 2016 Weiser-Künstler Riesling 2011 Le Piane Boca 2007 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée 2009 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Ceps Centenaires La...
by Jayson Cohen
February 11th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3509

Re: My first Keller gmax

Kirk.Grant wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Karl K wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Open to being part of tastings where Keller is opened. I have some but not GMax.
I've never had an aged Clos St. Hune, but once they're at that level in price...I might be tempted to try one or two.
You should. It’s good.
by Jayson Cohen
February 11th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Loire is dead at retail
Replies: 56
Views: 2339

Re: Loire is dead at retail

If Huet sec was still $22 a bottle, it would move faster! Those were the days. I used to buy stupid amounts of Huet. Funny, but I buy lots and lots of Loire whites but almost never any red. Never really noticed that before. As I’ve said before, that one can find (if savvy) the best Chenin wines on ...
by Jayson Cohen
February 11th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 192
Views: 8529

Re: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.

1998 Château Haut-Brion 1967 Remoissenet Père et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes 1958 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo 1903 D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal (finished off remainder of bottle at a dinner) 2002 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Clos Vougeot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2012 Corison Cab...
by Jayson Cohen
February 10th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody try 08 Pol Roger Churchill?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: anybody try 08 Pol Roger Churchill?

I agree it is very approachable. (In a way that say the 1996 really was not on release.) A small sample was very very good but didn’t blow me away. I expected a little more tension in the midpalate. Maybe because I tried it a few minutes after Cristal. However, my experience with young Churchill is ...
by Jayson Cohen
February 10th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3509

Re: My first Keller gmax

For me the greatest white wines are just as great as the greatest reds. If not more so. Not that I'd pay $2K for any bottle of wine unless I win the lottery... Totally agree with you on both counts, Jay. But I’m very happy that there are so many red-only drinkers; takes some of the pricing pressure...
by Jayson Cohen
February 10th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 44
Views: 1779

Re: Kid Charlemagne

hate to thread drift here, but nice wine. The best in town. Crossed the diamond with the pearl, then turned it on the world. Ok, that’s enough. Bouchard’s CC has been consistently great when I’ve had it, and I haven’t noticed a premox problem but I’m not sure my sample size is large enough to call ...
by Jayson Cohen
February 9th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot

Always heard fining agent. Bentonite binds to terpenes, which one would think would reduce mint-like aromatics. But the chemistry may be more complicated. In any case it’s certainly possible it’s caused by the fining agent(s).
by Jayson Cohen
February 9th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3509

Re: My first Keller gmax

For historical context I searched in my emails. (Only back to 2007.) Thought you all might be interested. The pricing trend in US on this very limited data seems Burgundian in that pricing has accelerated compared to just a few years ago. The earliest offer I find is $200 per bottle in Nov. 2007 for...
by Jayson Cohen
February 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3509

Re: My first Keller gmax

I haven’t had g-max in a couple years. 2009 at a NY Paulee event I crashed. Pretty remarkable. (Can’t afford it myself.) I recall the excitement about the 2001 and then the 2002, which IIRC, are what really launched Keller onto the “scene” in the US. The 2001 was very special. My hazy recollection i...
by Jayson Cohen
February 8th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3509

Re: My first Keller gmax

MBerto wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 9:08 am
I am sqrt(-1) on this
+exp(i*Pi/2)
by Jayson Cohen
February 8th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3509

Re: My first Keller gmax

PCLIN wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:23 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:07 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 5:04 am
even the greatest white wines do not have the appeal to me of the great reds.
+1

Not even close.
+2
-1 (= +1?)
by Jayson Cohen
February 7th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP board member Lou Kessler
Replies: 24
Views: 2168

Re: RIP board member Lou Kessler

My thoughts go out to his family and friends. I didn't know Lou, but read many of his posts. As for Coad, didn't know him either, but his posts, which were really long-form tasting notes, were unrivaled in their creativity. It's worth the effort to search the disorder board for some of his classics...
by Jayson Cohen
February 7th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: TN: 2006 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese

Thanks. Have never been wowed by 2006, which was the first I think that was labeled as Felsenturmchen. 2007, now that’s a different story....
by Jayson Cohen
February 6th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 4749

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon

Thanks for the notes Alan. Loved the ‘13 Hochrain recently at Rieslingfeier. So aromatic in the long finish.
by Jayson Cohen
February 2nd, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10196
Views: 451567

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 5:30 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 4:50 am
Found a cache of 1979 First Growths.
$200 each for Margaux, Mouton and Haut Brion.
$250 for Latour.

For some reason Lafite was $550, which I passed on. Pity as it would have been great to have all five for a tasting.
Damn, Marc!
That. Where’s the *like* button again?
by Jayson Cohen
February 1st, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 35
Views: 1768

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Especial!!!!
by Jayson Cohen
January 27th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Please help me understand Huet

I’d recommend picking a vineyard, Le Mont or Clos du Bourg, buying the lineup, and see for yourself. I’m sure you can find 2017 or 2016 Sec, DS, and 1er Trie. I normally don’t bother with the straight moelleuxs any more because 1er Trie tends to have more vibrant structure in terms of acids and phen...
by Jayson Cohen
January 27th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged riesling?
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Aged riesling?

richard ritter wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 8:42 am
I have little experience with aged riesling and yesterday I opened a 2005 spatlese.I was surprised that the color was deep golden like an aged sauternes.Is this normal.It did not taste oxidized.
Picture?
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

My POV (and I am one of those LLC big love folks) is that LLC is awesome but needs a lot of time. So perhaps harder to read because younger vintages are so tightly wound. Right now 1982 is amazing, 1989 is extremely good and 1990 is youthful but impressive. 1996 is not ready. Most of the other wine...
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

Fully expected and respected. Other people have big love for LLC that I keep trying to understand and can’t. My POV (and I am one of those LLC big love folks) is that LLC is awesome but needs a lot of time. So perhaps harder to read because younger vintages are so tightly wound. Right now 1982 is a...
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

“Rankings” are personal here as is obvious from all these posts. For me no question as to general preference of LMHB, Ducru, Montrose, PL > Palmer >>> LLC, Lynch Bages. There are a large number of wines implicit in the “>>>” above, particularly if you are talking pre-spoof Bordeaux. Jayson had alwa...
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

Just sticking with the left bank theme and accounting also for wines that never spoofed, and recognizing many folks disagree and for reasons that allude me love LLC and Lynch Bages (yes, yes, I’ve never had the 89), at least: Barton, Poyferre, Pape Clement, Domaine de Chevalier, Calon Segur, Gruaud,...
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

“Rankings” are personal here as is obvious from all these posts.

For me no question as to general preference of LMHB, Ducru, Montrose, PL > Palmer >>> LLC, Lynch Bages.

There are a large number of wines implicit in the “>>>” above, particularly if you are talking pre-spoof Bordeaux.
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Le Piane "Mimmo" Vino Rosso (Boca, Italy)
Replies: 2
Views: 161

TN: 2013 Le Piane "Mimmo" Vino Rosso (Boca, Italy)

2013 Le Piane "Mimmo" Vino Rosso (Boca, Italy) I did some digging. “Mimmo” is a bottling dedicated to a friend who collaborated with the winery to improve the vineyards. Nebbiolo (65%), Croatina (30%), Vespolina (5%). The grapes are apparently a selection of riper, less structured grapes from young...
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

I have a fondness for Palmer, after reading in "Wine and War" that Palmer hid Jews during World War II. That I didn’t know. That might get me to reassess my feeling that Palmer is always excellent but slightly too polished and silky to get me excited. Might want to borrow that book. Never read it.
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged riesling?
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Aged riesling?

Normal. Different rieslings gain color as they age and it’s not really predictable. For example, many Spatleses tend to get more golden. German Eiswein and BAs/TBAs sometimes turn amber or brown and are still vibrant and delicious.
by Jayson Cohen
January 26th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017s from Selbach Oster plus a few 2016s
Replies: 20
Views: 646

Re: TN: 2017s from Selbach Oster plus a few 2016s

Don’t think 2017 acids from what I’ve tasted are as prevalent as in 2010 but they are at a good, zingy level in MSR. For me 2017 Rotlay was the Auslese highlight of Rieslingfeier last week. (Not many Auslesen poured though.) Perhaps more complex and greater potential to my taste than even the 2005 S...
by Jayson Cohen
January 22nd, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10175
Views: 325007

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 6:26 pm
2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Kabinett Alte Reben (AP 8)
You suck! You find and buy all the good shit. Impossible to find in Borlando!
Fixed:
by Jayson Cohen
January 22nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Fevre Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: 2004 Fevre Les Clos

Maybe time to open a Preuses. I haven’t tried since release and have 3 bottles left.
by Jayson Cohen
January 21st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10175
Views: 325007

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Kabinett Alte Reben (AP 8)
by Jayson Cohen
January 21st, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forget sabering. We should all open champagne like this.
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: Forget sabering. We should all open champagne like this.

Educated Guesses: they had the bottle in an ice bath. The cork was stable when they placed it on the table and took the foil off. If he doesn’t disturb the bottle, it will remain stable for a considerably longer time than it will take to remove the cork. With the bottle standing straight up and a pr...
by Jayson Cohen
January 21st, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10196
Views: 451567

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I was weak and couldn’t resist a bottle of 1990 VCC.
by Jayson Cohen
January 21st, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10196
Views: 451567

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 8:07 am
6x 2011 Bernard Faurie Bessards / Méal

Trying to stock up before he retires...
Good idea!
by Jayson Cohen
January 19th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rieslingfeier 2019 Egon Müller Momofuku Ko Dinner
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Rieslingfeier 2019 Egon Müller Momofuku Ko Dinner

I won’t steal Robert’s thunder but here is a little tease. I would love to see your impressions of the tasting here or in another thread! At tastings this large I try to walk away with some general vintage impressions, taste producers I don't know well and try to find a few wines I really love. Har...
by Jayson Cohen
January 19th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rieslingfeier 2019 Egon Müller Momofuku Ko Dinner
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Rieslingfeier 2019 Egon Müller Momofuku Ko Dinner

I won’t steal Robert’s thunder but here is a little tease.
by Jayson Cohen
January 19th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rieslingfeier 2019 Egon Müller Momofuku Ko Dinner
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Rieslingfeier 2019 Egon Müller Momofuku Ko Dinner

Robert Dentice wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
And some of my favorites from the walk around tasting:



I will try to write the entire tasting.
Good to see The Master and his wife Gaby this morning. I haven’t seen them in a long time. And it was especially nice to have a chat with Gaby.
by Jayson Cohen
January 18th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German newbie - looking for recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: German newbie - looking for recommendations

Let’s fix it.

01-02, 04-05, 07-08, 10, 12-13, 15-17. Least favorite in that stretch for me are 05, 13, 16, 17 as a general matter. Nothing wrong with 09 and 11; just not particularly my style. I see no reason to backfill 03, 06, 14, but YMMV.
by Jayson Cohen
January 18th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Comte Liger Belair?
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Which Comte Liger Belair?

I received an email offer this afternoon for L-B Vosne at $629 a bottle. I think I will pass.
by Jayson Cohen
January 18th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1837

Re: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019

Robert Dentice wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 6:27 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Johannes is a super nice guy.
Could not agree more.
Your dinner last night looked fabulous. How were the MCs and Alzingers? (I have bottles of three of those MCs still.)
by Jayson Cohen
January 17th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1837

Re: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019

Johannes is a super nice guy.
by Jayson Cohen
January 17th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 44
Views: 1779

Re: Kid Charlemagne

Alan Rath wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 9:25 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Is there gas in the car?
Yes, there’s gas in the car.
This is my wife and I's routine patter before we head out on any kind of longer trip.
😀 Do you sing it?
by Jayson Cohen
January 17th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 44
Views: 1779

Re: Kid Charlemagne

John A Hunt wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 5:44 am
Now I am reelin' in the years since it was released
Mash up. Hmmmmm.

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