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by Jayson Cohen
September 17th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 61
Views: 2136

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Giggle away. We should not be creating new categories for a guy who is ITB, but clearly does not understand Riesling. So, your posts on this topic are commercial? About how you are doing drier than anyone else? I pay a higher yearly fee here (ITB) to be allowed to talk about winemaking, but nobody ...
by Jayson Cohen
September 17th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos
Replies: 14
Views: 1008

Re: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos

Sounds like time to open a bottle of 98 Falletto. Thanks for the notes, guys.
by Jayson Cohen
September 16th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Lafouge Auxey-Duresses La Chapelle
by Jayson Cohen
September 15th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 35
Views: 1367

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

60 at home in an under the counter wine fridge, and it’s close to but not quite enough to be entirely practical. 100 would mean less juggling between off-site (~1350) and home.
by Jayson Cohen
September 15th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10746
Views: 387998

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

The twelve 1989 Huets last night.

by Jayson Cohen
September 14th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 61
Views: 2136

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

I'm just curious if anyone has tried Eva Fricke's wines. Ive gotten a couple offers for them but don't know much about them. Thoughts? I know a few people whose palates I respect and who prefer dry Riesling who really like the wines, but personally they come off as somewhat shrill and I don’t reall...
by Jayson Cohen
September 14th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1392

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

I always think of 92 as a fatter California-like vintage though they tightened up and lasted so much longer than I expected. Yet remarkably the pHs of the 1992s are actually very lively! Some numbers from the Leflaive Chevalier vertical I did earlier this year for context: 1993: 13.6% alcohol, pH 3...
by Jayson Cohen
September 14th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1392

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

alan weinberg wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:06 am
I always think of 92 as a fatter California-like vintage though they tightened up and lasted so much longer than I expected.
This exactly. Given pre-premox, they are now a treasure trove, unfortunately not mine. If Chet Kern is lurking, I’m guessing he has a nice supply.
by Jayson Cohen
September 14th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10746
Views: 387998

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I opened the last of my 1983 Rausan Segla last night and it was just glorious -- best bottle of the bunch. Performed much above my expectation, despite the fact that I have had it 3 times in the last 18 months or so. Rich and generous but nearly weightless. Just a beautiful wine and a contemplative...
by Jayson Cohen
September 13th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The pursuit of 55F/70% humidity and a working wine fridge - I need more space for wine!
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: The pursuit of 55F/70% humidity and a working wine fridge - I need more space for wine!

Adam, good luck with your expanding collection.

I think I know the end of your story but it could be many years off: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150102&hilit=Monthly
by Jayson Cohen
September 13th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lucky streak of no Premox
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: A lucky streak of no Premox

Well-stored, well-made Chablis from the 1995-2001 period should be (and are) drinking well. Not over the hill and oxidized. I have had examples of both fresh and strong AND tired and oxidized. (Lee, I grant you used the word “most” and agree with you there, but we all don’t buy most Chablis. I’d cha...
by Jayson Cohen
September 13th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 61
Views: 2136

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Right. Trimbach doesn’t make Riesling at .5 g/l and below AFAIK. Even what is perceived as “bone” dry.

Do you intend to force your fermentation to reach this artificial level?
by Jayson Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 42
Views: 1973

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

The trick with aging Beaujolais is not to drink it young. :) Even among the AFWE for lack of a better term, including many friends, they don’t let their Beaujolais age. Or don’t want to. Should we create a poll? Who has aged Beaujolais more than 20 years after vintage? My oldest are just getting th...
by Jayson Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 42
Views: 1973

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

The trick with aging Beaujolais is not to drink it young. :) Even among the AFWE for lack of a better term, including many friends, they don’t let their Beaujolais age. Or don’t want to. Should we create a poll? Who has aged Beaujolais more than 20 years after vintage? My oldest are just getting the...
by Jayson Cohen
September 12th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)

2011 has been a somewhat atypical vintage IME in that numerous wines have always seemed to drink well and never either shut down or gone through a gawky phase. True for Juge, Benetiere, Gonon I’ve had. If more folks chime in, I’m sure we could compile a catalog to see how widespread this phenomena is.
by Jayson Cohen
September 10th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1312

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

My two favorite Magdelaines are 1970 and 1982. Old fashioned Saint Emilion at their best, but unfortunately, rapidly disappearing from the marketplace. I just got an offer from the UK, but there seems to have been a scramble for the wines, disappearing long before I had a chance to grab some. Sorry...
by Jayson Cohen
September 10th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1312

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

I feel like there is an offline Maggie vertical that needs to get put together at some point. I’m in with a 75, 82, and 86. I don't have any older vintages, but if I could buy my way into that with the '98 and/or '09, I would love to try and make something work. Bring the ‘98. Fantastic young Magde...
by Jayson Cohen
September 10th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1312

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Great notes. And wines. Thanks for the reminder to be on the lookout for 70 Latour a Pomerol although the typical price is now multiples higher than just a few years ago.
by Jayson Cohen
September 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3183

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

If you know people with relationships to specific domaines (at any “level”) and feel comfortable having them help you set appointments, you are more likely to (1) get in and (2) get a special experience.
by Jayson Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Would love to do a 2004 tasting. Mugnier and Truchot are two that come to mind that made excellent wines in 2004. I have loved every 2004 Truchot I have had better than any 2005 Truchot. Me too. Opened a charmes chambertin few months ago in good company (e.g., 2000 engel c.v.) and it blew everyone ...
by Jayson Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such. I totally agree and almost wrote that. 2010's are pretty expensive, and not too easy to find, and pretty universally lauded....
by Jayson Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2520

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

These age well and gain complexity IME like the white GR. Measured in decades.
by Jayson Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such. So what are the pros/cons for 2005 and 2010? Well, 2005 is a dense beast of a vintage, and I am not sure when if ever the wi...
by Jayson Cohen
September 6th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Whether you like them or not 2004 has to be one of the most underrated vintages. I just looked at a vintage chart and it was the lowest rated vintage in the last 20 years and thought to be a disaster. I have had many excellent wines from 04 and wish I would have purchased more when they were sellin...
by Jayson Cohen
September 5th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Gilles Cornas.
by Jayson Cohen
September 5th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Not to burst your bubble, but you may have read here the debate that flares up about LLC every few months—between those who like it and those who don’t. I personally don’t like any LLC made after the ‘66. You might want to figure out if you like LLC and how it matures before laying down recent vint...
by Jayson Cohen
September 5th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The annual Autumn French Wine Sales (Foire aux Vins) has started in some websites and will be ramping up from now to October. I often see better price for Bordeaux in the US (or even the UK) but a website just put almost all their Bordeaux at -30% (up to 600€ in an order) so that got some traction....
by Jayson Cohen
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 71
Views: 3325

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

I had 2 bottles of the '89 this weekend, both from the same source. They were not drunk in perfect conditions--friend's daughter's wedding held at a sleepaway camp just closed for the summer and rented out. One bottle was truly beautiful, had a note of violets on the finish (as well as some soil). ...
by Jayson Cohen
September 5th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Gerhard P. wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:03 am
For me 1993 is different ... I think it was slightly overrated early on - and still is. It's a good to very good vintage, but not a really great one, although there are some great wines.
(all imho)
I can see how being wrong is humbling. [cheers.gif]
by Jayson Cohen
September 4th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

For red, '91 and '93 although as noted above '93 may not be underrated. Although it was apparently an awful vintage for reds, I have found '92 to provide great value for white burgs - yet I never hear it talked up at all. 92 whites: Highly touted on release but the CW that they were fat and would b...
by Jayson Cohen
September 4th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1997 whites in Chablis and the Mâconnais have given me great drinking this year, and Vincent Dauvissat was waxing lyrical about the harvest. Huh. I had my last bottles of 97 Dauvissat Forest and Clos this year, and felt that both of them were past best. Past bottles have been better than the vintag...
by Jayson Cohen
September 3rd, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1993 was the poster child until it wasn’t (although many, many Burgophiles knew better). And true for whites as well though that was not known for a long time. 2000 after that. Both red and white. 2001 I think was more under-appreciated in the shadow of 2002 than underrated. Meadows and Gilman and K...
by Jayson Cohen
September 3rd, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 71
Views: 3325

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

Too young!
by Jayson Cohen
September 3rd, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

Great notes Charlie. I would have expected that Vaucrains to be shut down hard and brooding. But wow.
by Jayson Cohen
September 1st, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8145

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

Scott Spears wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 9:41 am
A 1993 Pousse d.Or Soixante Ouvree was the turning point for me. I had never had a wine with such a silky mouthfeel and such intensity on the palate. Truly exceptional.

Scott
Great wine.
by Jayson Cohen
September 1st, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

I did, and nuts. I like Rougeard, but at that tab I'd much rather have a top tier right bank Bordeaux or something like a PLL with a trophy vintage premium. Did a dinner a few months back comparing some Rougeards to Cheval Blancs. Rougeards were great, but not on the same level. At that price or th...
by Jayson Cohen
September 1st, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1767

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

Robert and Mark are both right to my taste. Maybe swayed by picking up ‘75 Pape Clement for under $100 all-in on last week’s Winebid auction, less than many new release village Burgundies, I picked Bordeaux for the poll. The Burgundy value proposition just sucks. I find it much more difficult to hun...
by Jayson Cohen
August 31st, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

I did, and nuts. I like Rougeard, but at that tab I'd much rather have a top tier right bank Bordeaux or something like a PLL with a trophy vintage premium. Did a dinner a few months back comparing some Rougeards to Cheval Blancs. Rougeards were great, but not on the same level. At that price or th...
by Jayson Cohen
August 31st, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting 750 article on the science of color
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Interesting 750 article on the science of color

The article comes across as a mish-mash of supposed cause and effect that I could not untangle. Would love to see a more rigorous scientific treatment but that seems way too complicated for a short lay article.
by Jayson Cohen
August 26th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Brovia Ca'Mia Barolo
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: TN: 2001 Brovia Ca'Mia Barolo

John, I have 2001 Ca Mia. Maybe we can put together a 2001 Brovia or Piedmont thing for the fall or winter. I have a couple other interesting 2001s as well.
by Jayson Cohen
August 26th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 4:38 am
Is it photoshopped for a slimming effect? Look at the horizon line.
Taken in pano?
by Jayson Cohen
August 25th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1975 Pape Clement
by Jayson Cohen
August 25th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.
Replies: 25
Views: 1266

Re: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.

Excellent vintage. Was the bottle of Mayacamas off? Greg Dal Piaz turned me on to ‘77s many years ago, and I’ve had a few. Mayacamas (now basically unaffordable) is my favorite although I recall Mount Eden being very good.
by Jayson Cohen
August 24th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6356

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

More than any other grape varietal, I seem to always get a kind of chemical, artificial taste with them, unless I kind of splash on Failla or Lioco etc. But all the everyday Chards I buy are all awful. Oak can muddle things up, but it's not that, it's something else that just feels processed. What ...
by Jayson Cohen
August 24th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
ClarkstonMark wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 9:50 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:13 am
Anyone else notice anything interesting about that picture?
Phil shaves his chest hair?
Nah man, when you got Phil-$$, you go full laser.

Keep trying.
*ew*
by Jayson Cohen
August 24th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dauvissat, Marionnet, Pavelot, Chave
Replies: 2
Views: 445

TN: Dauvissat, Marionnet, Pavelot, Chave

2017 Vincent Dauvissat Chablis La Forest. Barely giving up stone fruit and melon aromatics leading to a mouthwatering, concentrated, tense mineral bath. Has a couple waves in the finish. Just a baby and in some ways a return to a leaner, classic Dauvissat La Forest compared to the 2014-16 stretch. I...
by Jayson Cohen
August 23rd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 2017 Lafouge Meursault Meix-Chavaux
by Jayson Cohen
August 21st, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: TN: 2004 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 10:10 am
Pat Martin wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 10:02 am
Given a choice, do you all like GV as much as the Rieslings?
Nope.
+1
by Jayson Cohen
August 21st, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2017 Pascal Cotat Rosé
2 x 2012 Le Piane Boca
1 x 2004 Musar (red)
by Jayson Cohen
August 18th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558060

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bottle of 2017 Ulli Stein Riesling "Palmberg" Extreme Trocken ***. I got an email from Stephen Bitterolf last week that put me on the lookout for this, and I happened to be in the “right” store today. I’m very curious. It may be on the extreme side of dry for me. It’s going to need the right food.

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