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by Jayson Cohen
January 20th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 4 x 2016 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2 x 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Auslese 2 x 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese These 15s are all in my cellar t...
by Jayson Cohen
January 19th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 12:28 pm
18 days into the new year, and zero purchased for me, wahoo!
+1
by Jayson Cohen
January 13th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 7:12 pm
1 x 2012 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Auslese No. 25
I received its sibling a couple weeks ago. (From WineBid I assume?)
by Jayson Cohen
January 12th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1298

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

Jerry Hey wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:30 am
1988, 2001, 1986
+1. The one time I had ‘75, it was spectacular. I like ‘07 too.
by Jayson Cohen
January 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3112

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Francois Jobard Blagny La Piece Sous Le Bois, now extinct. They sometimes pop up for a steal at auction. The 2005 was only $30. Not fancy but I like. Extinct? As in, they stopped making them? Love these wines, all vintages that I've had. 2005 was the last I drank and @ $30+vig is darn good price. T...
by Jayson Cohen
January 8th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3112

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

I’ve been a hold out on opening ‘99 red Burgs but expect that to end soon. You can get decent pricing now on the wines people don’t know much about while well-known wines in ‘99 are not cheap (or affordable for me). One I’m looking forward to that was a backfill last year for $35 hammer at WineBid i...
by Jayson Cohen
January 8th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1724

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

External pressure on the bubbles decreases as they rise, causing them to expand and accelerate. A phenomenon well known to divers. You can see it in slow motion videos. Here’s one, not the best but you can see some individual bubbles increase in size as they rise. It’s most noticeable as they appro...
by Jayson Cohen
January 7th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 7:01 pm
4 x 2001 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
Now that’s a backfill!
by Jayson Cohen
January 7th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1724

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

I think we are saying the same thing. It’s faster if the liquid depth is larger.
by Jayson Cohen
January 7th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1724

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

I doubt that the speed of the bubbles depends on the shape of the glass, so I don't understand why she says that the flute makes a fast "bubble engine" and the coupe a slow one.The only difference I see between the two cases is the path traveled by the bubbles to get to the surface, which is longer...
by Jayson Cohen
January 6th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3112

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Those of you interested in backfilling 2001 German riesling should also consider 2004, 2008, and 2012 German riesling (and maybe 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009). Second on 2012, my favorite post-2001 vintage. Has their been a bad vintage of Mosel Riesling from 2001 on? I can't think of one. Some are bet...
by Jayson Cohen
January 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11180
Views: 412015

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Vikrant Rachakonda wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet Virondot 2013. This was very crisp, with lemon, pear and saline notes. I really enjoyed this.
I have 3 bottles of this acquired recently. Any thoughts on how it is evolving?
by Jayson Cohen
January 4th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)
Replies: 910
Views: 43461

Re: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)

Does "depth" have the same meaning? I associate "vertical" with "depth," but wouldn't ordinarily associate "depth" with acidic. Not for me, nor as I have heard "vertical/e" used in French. For me, depth is the antonym of superficial / ephemeral / fleeting. Whereas "vertical" is the antonym of broad...
by Jayson Cohen
January 3rd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Relying on a very fallible memory here. But with the observation that there were some almost impossible choices to be made I will follow the rules and go with: 1. Still Red - 1959 Magdelaine 2. Still non-red - 1955 Gonzalez Byass Sherry 3. Bubbly - 1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Not so fallible!
by Jayson Cohen
January 3rd, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VIII
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VIII

One of the most damning comments one can make about a wine: “In many ways reminds me of the Martinelli Zinfandels of the late 90’s.”

Happy New Years, Marc.
by Jayson Cohen
January 2nd, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

1. 1970 Magdelaine. I had this magical birth-year wine five or six times in the 2010-19 span, the most recent a spectacular second bottle at the Magdelaine vertical that Tom Reddick posted on last year. But the most memorable bottles were at my 40th birthday dinner at Apiary in April 2010 and at my ...
by Jayson Cohen
January 1st, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne TNs from NYE: Krug, Vilmart, Comtes Rose, Laherte-Freres, Bouchard
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Champagne TNs from NYE: Krug, Vilmart, Comtes Rose, Laherte-Freres, Bouchard

Thanks for the notes, Frank. And Happy New Year! Sounds like drink or hold on the ‘08 Vilmart?! I also bought some on release and haven’t popped a bottle. If you ever make it out East, you might be interested in my 18+ year experiment aging NV Grand Cellier and Rubis Rosé. I’m (worried I’m) coming a...
by Jayson Cohen
January 1st, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1006

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

I'm thinking eiswein but as John said, all of them. It's not on there but I usually have Tokaji-aszu. "Usually" as in every five years! Enjoy whatever you choose Maureen and Happy New Year. Thanks, Greg. I chilled the three listed above. My guest chose the climens. The wine ws fine but I confess - ...
by Jayson Cohen
January 1st, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1006

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

Ken Strauss wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:11 pm
88 Climens.
It is drinking great and perfect for foie gras.
+1. I was so sad a half bottle recently broke. The dregs were glorious.
by Jayson Cohen
December 30th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tasting of the Champagnes of Eric Rodez
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Re: A Tasting of the Champagnes of Eric Rodez

Thanks, David. Rodez seems to polarize people. I like the wines a lot, including the NV Blancs de Noirs, one of the ones you do not mention. I also like Eric the couple times I’ve met him at the Fete in NY, a twinkle-in-the-eye kind of guy.
by Jayson Cohen
December 30th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1559

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

This is a timely post! We already had been planning to open a 1995 Clinet and a 1995 Calon Segur on NYE. It should interesting to compare right and left bank. Hopefully both bottles show well! I'll try to remember to post TN's later this week. I don’t know anything about the Clinet but give the Cal...
by Jayson Cohen
December 28th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

David Glasser wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 6:21 am
Wow, what an incredible selection of wines. Great descriptions.
Thanks!
Cool idea to celebrate a restaurant’s anniversary with wines from its birth year. Has Racines really been around for 60 years?
Corrected to make clear it’s the vintage’s 60th anniversary, not the restaurant!
by Jayson Cohen
December 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Wow, great notes, sounds like a great dinner 1959 is not the best vintage in Rioja But I think a very good vintage, just overshadowed by 1958? At least I've had very good luck, with excellent bottles of MdM Ygay GR and the 890 (sad that yours was corked). I've gone through several half bottles of C...
by Jayson Cohen
December 27th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Excellent write-up, Jayson, cheers! I'm jealous to read about the BAMA 59 which sounds even better than the 82 - that should persuade that man in Florida to go and buy the 59 magnum! I'm not a Cos fan but to be fair, it's one of those wines which unlike BAMA, for instance, has changed so profoundly...
by Jayson Cohen
December 26th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14790

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Most memorable for quality and company: *1959 Magdelaine (magnum) 1959 BAMA (magnum) 1970 Magdelaine 1971 Figeac 1985 Magdelaine 1989 Magdelaine (magnum) 1989 Vieux Chateau Certan *1990 Latour 1995 and 2001 E. Rouget Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts 2001 Mugneret-Gibourg Clos Vougeot 2002 Chevillon NSG V...
by Jayson Cohen
December 26th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Eastside Tasting Group End of Year Extravaganza
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: TN: Eastside Tasting Group End of Year Extravaganza

Wow. Awesome.

I think the Tondonia Blanco is a wine that probably needed air and its own attention. And some seafood paella.
by Jayson Cohen
December 26th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1667

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

After looking at Kahn’s site, I‘d go for ‘15 Haart PG Kab to start although ‘16 Zilliken Rausch might be more open right now.
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 7:30 am
Yea but has Charlie driven you around his vast land holdings, sand pits and dumps, in a beat up old pick-up, listening to classical, waxing philosophically about traditional Bordeaux? In his Gucci high-tops and cut up acid washed jeans, skin tight?
Um... Nope.
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 7:20 am
Charlie, let’s pick a weekend to fly up to NYC to join these boys in their revelries! I don’t think NYC has experienced country in Gucci high-tops. I’m 59 all over that.
Charlie and I have experienced better than Gucci together at that place on the left coast of Florida.
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Joshua Kates wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Great notes and history; I have the same problem with Cos: BOring!
I keep trying. And try to put confirmation bias aside. But we all have wines that are seemingly always in sync with our palates and those that never are.
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Fantastic experience and detailed notes, thanks Jayson!
Thanks. Felt lucky to be at the table.
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Charlie Carnes wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Nice Jayson, you're really slumming' it there. !959 has so many great wines! I like your notes that you know its gonna be great before you even taste. I love that giddy feeling!
That's a great feeling. Especially when the experience even exceeds expectations.
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Ramon C wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 1:09 pm
If you’re going to drink some ‘59s, why not throw in a magnum of Magdelaine?

Cool.
Why not? :)
by Jayson Cohen
December 25th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Wow! Fabulous notes and some great wines. A selection of wines I don't drink on the regular, but the BAMA and Magdelaine sound freaking awesome. Just a great lineup. Nice night! [cheers.gif] Thanks. The two magnums were freaking awesome. The same guys (who buy some wines jointly) brought both.
by Jayson Cohen
December 24th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?
Replies: 39
Views: 2340

Re: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?

So for the 1989 Brovia Rocche (a bottle I've owned since release imported by Neal with a cork only stained at the end) I decanted from a basket at 2:30, covered the top of the decanter and returned to the cellar. I re-canted back into the cleaned bottle at 4:30, re-corked and it is waiting in the c...
by Jayson Cohen
December 24th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

1959 is one of those legendary vintages that I rarely get to taste. I was therefore very happy when Brad (Kane) invited me to a dinner at Racines to commemorate the vintage’s 60th anniversary and glad to offer one of my two remaining bottles from ‘59 (both made by Gaston Huet). We had a nice set men...
by Jayson Cohen
December 24th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?
Replies: 39
Views: 2340

Re: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?

This is a great thread. I personally don’t think there’s an easy answer. For example, we coincidentally drank a handful of Barolos from the 60s last week, double decanted between 3:30 and 6:30 for a 7:15-7:30 dinner, and there was tremendous evolution in the glass and uncorked bottle for all wines a...
by Jayson Cohen
December 24th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.

Ramon, thanks for the note.

This year was sort of a tour of Magdelaine through the decades, and I am not inclined to touch my measly 2 bottle stash of 2000 unless desperation sets in. It might.

For the record $75 each, ~$90 net delivered, from auction in 2014.
by Jayson Cohen
December 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3794

Re: Allemand Bretty?

William Kelley wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:37 pm
Adam Lee wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:22 pm
Do Mike’s numbers not count?

Adam Lee
Would be great to know what vintage and cuvée they are from...
Also storage conditions and stats. Unless this is a single sample, in which case....
by Jayson Cohen
December 22nd, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6014

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Most recently tasted is NV Robert Moncuit Les Mesnil BdB (‘15-‘14 blend). Offered on sale under $40 it’s a real steal and a style it’s easy for geeks and non-geeks to love. Most recently bought is probably NV Sabine Godme Grand Cru Blancs de Noirs at ~$35. I love this Champagne, which is Pinot domin...
by Jayson Cohen
December 22nd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot Noir !! WOW best discovery of the year
Replies: 21
Views: 1304

Re: Chartogne Taillets Les Barres Pinot !! WOW best discovery of the year

Alexandre poured this at the Theise tasting in NY ~a month ago. It’s great. 15-14-13-12 combination. I think the ‘15 is higher percentage of the blend. Easily one of my favorites at the tasting.
by Jayson Cohen
December 20th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11180
Views: 412015

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Have been spending a lot of time in Chablis and Loire recently. Opened a bottle of 2018 Hippolyte Sancerre with a Dungeness crab dinner. This wine (over the last three vintages) always surprises me with its boldness. Has stood up perfectly to mussels in tomato sauce, crab cakes with spicy remoulade...
by Jayson Cohen
December 20th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11180
Views: 412015

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Have been spending a lot of time in Chablis and Loire recently. Opened a bottle of 2018 Hippolyte Sancerre with a Dungeness crab dinner. This wine (over the last three vintages) always surprises me with its boldness. Has stood up perfectly to mussels in tomato sauce, crab cakes with spicy remoulade...
by Jayson Cohen
December 20th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 168 Ème
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: Krug 168 Ème

168 was being poured next to the 2006 at Crush’s annual Champagne tasting last week. I liked 168 more. I’m not usually a Krug fan (as I’m sure I’ve said before) but I enjoyed this 168. Very nice energy and balance, strong fruit, and not showing oxidative. Best to my taste since the 164 (although I s...
by Jayson Cohen
December 20th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3794

Re: Allemand Bretty?

To echo, never had a Brett issue with Allemand.

2014 Texier Domaine Pergaud Brezeme a couple months ago also had no Brett. As is typical for the new release, better day 2, and clean.
by Jayson Cohen
December 18th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11180
Views: 412015

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 was a good year for Fontodi.
by Jayson Cohen
December 13th, 2019, 1:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12566
Views: 606142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was able to snag the 1994 Guigal Landonne & Turque from the Envoyer offering today. Birth year for my brother and I suspect that 1994 may be a little bit underrated as a N Rhone vintage... I grabbed the two 96 Trimbach CSHs from that offer. Good luck. You will need it. If intact, amazing. But ....

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