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by Jayson Cohen
December 10th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

The GGG is lighter and for whatever reason less prone to breakage. In side by side tasting I prefer the GGG. I have also had numerous friends ask me where they can purchase them and most are not wine geeks. I knocked one over yesterday. Not for the first time. No problem. They seem delicate but are...
by Jayson Cohen
December 10th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2192

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

I tend to agree with Michael on this one. I have never been a fan of Chianti but Brunello yes. Never found a Chianti that I would consider profound. Mostly "house" wines to me. Conversely I've had a very poor success rate with Brunello. Significantly more dull/poor bottles than enjoyable/exciting o...
by Jayson Cohen
December 10th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 52
Views: 2357

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

I am curious how many of us who used to buy Grands Crus when affordable have now trickled down to low end Premiers and Villages wines. I used to buy a lot including a couple of bottles of DRC annually. Those days are long gone, I am living on past purchases, and apart from one or two prodicers slig...
by Jayson Cohen
December 9th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 52
Views: 2357

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 11:13 am
I could buy whites from Ramonet for excellent prices because I bought reds from Ramonet, also at great prices.
And hardly a sacrifice. [wink.gif]. I have to get my behind to Burgundy. It’s been too long.
by Jayson Cohen
December 9th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry

Don't mean to overstep my bounds, but the service sounds atrocious. Perhaps a little less hipness and a little more efficiently would be in order. Curious what a restaurant with attitude has for corkage. $40 per, 2 b max. Zalto glassware. Asked for a decant and somm said yes but never returned to d...
by Jayson Cohen
December 8th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2192

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Michael - It might be a problem of expectations. I rarely expect a Chianti to be profound. But that doesn't mean that I don't hope for a lot of depth and complexity. At least in some of the wines. I also think that on the whole Tuscany struggles with value. One wine you might want to consider is th...
by Jayson Cohen
December 8th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 46
Views: 1380

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

Flawed poll. neener pileon

I tend to go for 3 typically now, sometimes 4, for new releases (used to be 2 or even 1 in the early years - a mistake I learned from) and 1-2 for older wines. So how do I answer the poll?
by Jayson Cohen
December 8th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny

Sounds like a nice wine but I would not typically identify Chambolle with espresso, black fruits, and earth. Is that typical of this bottling (which I don’t know)?
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2192

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Dale Williams wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Not sure how it's germane to the question at hand, but: Le Pergole Torte, Quintarelli Amarone, Bartolo Mascarello Barolo.
Pergole Torte could of course be Chianti Classico if they chose to claim the appellation.
This. Montevertine chooses not to use the designation.
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2192

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Find a 1999 Vigna del Sorbo. If you don’t like that, then you don’t like even among the most densely fruited Chianti near maturity.
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Clape is power. At least that’s my take.

So where do you put Juge? I call it elegant rusticity, but that’s an oxymoron that works for me.
Juge has its own category. Proximo a mi corazon. The Clos St Denis of Cornas?
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin experts - is this wine premoxed or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Chenin experts - is this wine premoxed or not?

Assuming this wine, which looks an unhealthy brown to me rather a more healthy orange glow that Chenin sometimes gets, is made purposefully in an oxidative style, i wonder why. I personally don’t think Chenin shines in this style. Closel, for example, went oxidative after making profound wines in a ...
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH 15% Off
Replies: 45
Views: 2535

Re: HDH 15% Off

I think it’s mentioned above (and I’ve mentioned it previously elsewhere) but if you are in the NY area, ship through the NE shipping partner MWC if you can. $10 for up to a case to Clifton, NJ. That’s where I store so HDH is a fine place to buy still for me. It’s the shipment out of that location t...
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

Also I remain unconvinced by Paris and Balthazar so far, though admittedly deprived of the Balthazar Chaillots to date.
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: TNs: Vincent Paris, Pahlmeyer

@GregK - Funny sidenote, I see Clape as the power, not elegant at all, and Allemand the more elegant of the Cornas wines. That's interesting! To me Clape tends to be leaner and more structured while Allemand brings the power. Maybe I've just been drinking the solar vintages [snort.gif] You are both...
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angerville
Replies: 35
Views: 1584

Re: Angerville

I think the sweet spot under Jacques was 20+ year for the Clos des Ducs, Taillepieds, Champans, and Caillerets generally speaking. The verdict may still be out since Guillaume took full control after Jacques passed away. We are only ~15 years in.
by Jayson Cohen
December 7th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

Does anyone know of any studies of sediment particle density and size distribution as a function of grape variety? I would think this is some function of how that develops over time for different varietal wines, some influence of tendency of that sediment distribution to stick to the bottle walls, a...
by Jayson Cohen
December 6th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Great report.

IIRC we had the ‘99 Dujac CSD at L’Ami Louis about 15 years ago for about €70. (Marty, you there to verify it was CSD, not CdlR?) Times have changed. But it was great even then as a youngling.
by Jayson Cohen
December 6th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last 10 wines you drank. Tells us something about what you like.
Replies: 166
Views: 7522

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

From memory ... Faiveley Bourgogne rouge 2015 Franz Keller Weißburgunder Bassgeige 2016 (Pinot Blanc Baden) Sociando Mallet 2003 Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne rouge 2015 Marques de Riscal 2016 blanc Vina Tondonia Reserva 2001 Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015 Von Gleichenstein Grauburgunder 2016 (Pinot G...
by Jayson Cohen
December 4th, 2018, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have Sauternes prices crashed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1147

Re: Have Sauternes prices crashed?

Full bottles of Climens 1988 hammered for $75 and $76 last weekend at auction. That has typically been hovering around $120 at auction with $60-75 for half bottles. That is one of the best Sauternes of the last 50 years. I recall buying the 1997 Climens in 750 on release for about $65 in NYC. In 199...
by Jayson Cohen
December 3rd, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! "A magical infinity!"
Replies: 471
Views: 23479

Re: It's critic bingo! "A magical infinity!"

John Morris wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 7:10 pm
You're such a scientist, Jayson -- focusing on the factually verifiable part and ignoring the "poetic" metaphors.
I think it’s a nice complement to our last go-round with Galloni’s spherically linear wine.
by Jayson Cohen
December 3rd, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! "A magical infinity!"
Replies: 471
Views: 23479

Re: It's critic bingo! Dept. of Spacey Wines

[scratch.gif] [scratch.gif] “There is a magical infinity, a continuous loop of compatibilities, between the icon wines of Tuscany and the 2015 vintage. The stunning 2015 Solaia is solid evidence of this perfect alignment.” -Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, quoted in a Zachy's e-mail Jo...
by Jayson Cohen
December 3rd, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: 2 Juge 2014/2015 (mine) for 2 Juge 2013 (yours)
Replies: 2
Views: 204

WTT: 2 Juge 2014/2015 (mine) for 2 Juge 2013 (yours)

I’m looking for 2 bottles of 2013 Juge Cornas. I am offering your pick of my 2014 and 2015 (2 bottles total, either one of each or two of one of them) for your 2 bottles of 2013. To avoid the hassles of shipment, I have a strong preference to do a live exchange in the NY metro area including anywher...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 7:05 pm
I love dusty pencil in my wine!!
T.M.I.
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 40
Views: 2546

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

J Dove wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 6:47 pm
ykwon wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 6:35 pm
2015 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 375ml @ $14.88/each
You win.
I think this was just last week. Great deal.
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 40
Views: 2546

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 3:50 pm
2014 Fevre Bougros "Côte Bouguerots" @ $30 each.
Awesome deal.
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 110
Views: 3454

Re: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

Drank an '08 Chidaine Clos Habert with family tonight. Outstanding in its freshness, precision, and balance between fruit, unobtrusive RS, dry extract, and acidity. Still just a puppy, with zero rush whatsoever. This will go quite the distance. Robert, thanks for this report. I kick myself for miss...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

The OP posed a different Q than I think you are answering, Jeff. But he can jump in if I’m wrong. It was about the best the 70s (and I’ll stick the late 60s in there as well) against what folks consider the second or third tier today. We don’t have a time machine. So here’s the best we can do today:...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Jeff, keep reading. And don’t forget that you have a very different palate and preferences than Robert and I do. So even if it’s true for you, and you can make that leap, that’s not a basis to generalize. I don’t see how this type of question is anything other than personal and subjective. But you m...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 110
Views: 3454

Re: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

2016 Huet Le Mont Demi-sec a few weeks ago was classically delicious with perfectly integrated and vibrant structure, on par with the 2014 for long-term potential but airier and lighter on its feet, and is still available on both coasts in the US. It’s creeped up in price, but year-in, year-out, you...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

So here you are being practical and trying to make this concrete. But how does one even start to answer unless someone has tasted these all in 2015 and 2016? And has a time machine that moves backwards and forwards in time? Hence me giving Leve shit on that other thread about modern Bordeaux. The w...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

So here you are being practical and trying to make this concrete. But how does one even start to answer unless someone has tasted these all in 2015 and 2016? And has a time machine that moves backwards and forwards in time? Hence me giving Leve shit on that other thread about modern Bordeaux. The w...
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Branaire 00, Bel Air Marquis 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Branaire 00, Bel Air Marquis 2010

I don’t have a lot of experience with Branaire but have found them to age well and to provide a good medium bodied transparent St Julien. (Edited: I have not tried recent vintages.) 1999 last year was excellent and clearly still getting better.
by Jayson Cohen
December 2nd, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

It’s a tough question to ask for many reasons, let alone how many folks here have both deep experience with 1970s FGs and have already tried many of the yet-to-be released Third Growths? For context, here are the Thirds: Third Growths (3ème Cru Classé) Chateau Kirwan, Margaux Chateau d’Issan, Marga...
by Jayson Cohen
December 1st, 2018, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

I'm not Brad and do not have anywhere near his knowledge, but I have some opinions and some facts: While most of the Champagne Cooperatives are of so-so quality (as are most of the negociants and most of the growers), there are some real stars. I don't know Palmer (Brad, can you please offer some d...
by Jayson Cohen
December 1st, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

70, 75, 78 and 79 produced some good to excellent wines. In my experience one can't really say the same about 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, or 77. But my experience isn't as exhaustive as some and I would be happy to learn about where I am wrong. 1971 made some really good wines, especially on RB. And Graves...
by Jayson Cohen
December 1st, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 4000

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

But she singled out this interview as an example of bad wine writing. Go figure. I didn't know it elicited a response from her. Can you post it? Someone sent me this post of hers on Facebook. Rereading her post, her complaint seems to be more about the editing than the content or the writing. This ...
by Jayson Cohen
December 1st, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2694

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

By the way, since you generalized the question and opened it up to "the 70s," instead of 5 specific wines from a specific year as in the OP, I'll answer this way: I bet (having tasted none of the wines) every single 3d growth from 2016 is better than any wine from the 1855 classification made in 19...
by Jayson Cohen
December 1st, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2299

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

My problem with Cos is that it is not a very distinctive wine. The best wines such as 1996 are tasty but not particularly interesting compared to say a Montrose, Pichon or a Ducru. That is probably why I find the idea of a 100 point Cos so weird; a perfect Cos will lack the complexity to allow it t...
by Jayson Cohen
November 30th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436457

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese Nice. Which one? (The two different wines/bottlings were labeled 2133 and 2134.) Hmm... The seller didn't say. I'll try to find out. For $45/per I'm not sure I care. Both excellent. The 2134 maybe a step up in intensity and delineation.
by Jayson Cohen
November 30th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!
Replies: 44
Views: 2299

Re: Good news! Every single bordeaux in 2016 is perfect!

[rofl.gif]

For those who think *points* didn’t jump the shark 20 years ago, can we now put it to rest?

[soap.gif] deadhorse pileon [head-bang.gif]
by Jayson Cohen
November 30th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436457

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

RyanC wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 6:51 am
3x 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Nice. Which one? (The two different wines/bottlings were labeled 2133 and 2134.)
by Jayson Cohen
November 30th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436457

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I'm just here to help, Neal. We need to reach out to Glasser as well, he's still out there buying futures! A drinking intervention may be necessary. Three old guys drinking old Bordeaux, lamenting about the modernization of our favorite wine region, and the hype of the IG crowd hipsters (although w...
by Jayson Cohen
November 30th, 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Spätlese
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: TN: 2000 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Spätlese

Yep. I actually have quite a lot of HGS-era wines, but almost never drink them. It's the "but I can't get more" syndrome. I hear you. I know the feeling, but a recent (and fairly tired) bottle of '98 Burgergarten Spatlese halbtrocken reminded me that I do need to be drinking my bottles while they'r...
by Jayson Cohen
November 30th, 2018, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436457

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

More wine I do not need and for which I have ZERO space. Just a few bottles -- 3 x 1999 D'Armailhac @ $49 -- Marc F, there's one bottle left; PM if you're interested -- but this is really ridiculous. Despite what I said above, I bought the wines because they looked like a good deal and because I su...
by Jayson Cohen
November 29th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1170

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

. An under-the-radar gem in NY is N#%* M#%*^ on the UWS. not surprisingly, all of the restaurants in this group have excellent wine programs. it's Nice Matin btw, not sure why you'd hide this in a thread about favorite wine programs. they deserve the credit, don't they? https://www.nicematinnyc.com...
by Jayson Cohen
November 29th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Baudry Blanc and Pepiere Muscadet
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: TN: Baudry Blanc and Pepiere Muscadet

Thanks for the notes Ramon and glad to hear the '14 Briords is in a good place. I almost pulled one of these last night but went a different route. Probably my favorite vintage and I'm sadly down to my last 2 bottles. Was not nearly as much of a fan of the '15, which has so much less cut and is too...
by Jayson Cohen
November 29th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 127
Views: 4091

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Or for an even greater disparity,I'll say that I think Clos des Briords Muscadet is just as "good" as most grand cru Burgundy. However I buy (or at least bought, I'm priced out of grand cru these days) both as they are entirely different wine experiences both of which I love. Wow. Looks like anothe...
by Jayson Cohen
November 29th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3941

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

damn, I should look at the possibility to fly out for this, but only if it's during the week (daughter has a dance event on Saturday the 12th) Plenty of places for you to land your helicopter too. Airwolf. I'll be landing Airwolf, specifically. Cuz cello. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/a9/ed/fa/a9edfaf4...
by Jayson Cohen
November 29th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Hervé Souhaut Sainte-Epine
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: TN: 2016 Hervé Souhaut Sainte-Epine

I would just stick the cork back in with a full glass poured out and shake the hell out of it a few times, then release the gas, and repeat a couple times. It won’t harm the wine. And might be faster than or complementary to a decant.

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