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by Jayson Cohen
August 5th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4968

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

No he isn't. Honestly, I don't think any of my local wine friends ever read my TNs. Et tu? Et moi! https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=164854&p=2844943 I think I’ve had ‘08 Dom 3 times, and on each occasion it took a couple hours to really get going. So I’m skeptical of a PnP t...
by Jayson Cohen
August 5th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4968

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Jay Miller wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 6:10 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 5:48 am
Greg K wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 5:18 pm


I think the 2008 Dom is overrated, personally
You are honestly the only one I know in real life who thinks that, Bubbe.
No he isn't. Honestly, I don't think any of my local wine friends ever read my TNs.
Et tu?
by Jayson Cohen
August 5th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4968

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Why would one not get 2008 Dom at lower price? Heck I would pay little bit more and get Cristal. I think the 2008 Dom is overrated, personally You are honestly the only one I know in real life who thinks that, Bubbe. Given Comtes’ track record for aging, I don’t think I’ll be able to sit on the sid...
by Jayson Cohen
August 4th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4968

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Dom 2008 was well under $120 in London last year when the £ was down. I wonder if buying there will be the best bet for Comtes 2008 assuming this increased US pricing holds. Any info here on UK pricing?
by Jayson Cohen
August 4th, 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

maureen nelson wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 7:38 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 8:23 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Maximin Grünhaus Herrenberg kabinett (6), Abtsberg spatlese (4), and Abtsberg auslese 375s (2). All 2019.
Vinconnect?
Yes
I got confirmation last night on the Maximin Grünhaus 2019s: Herrenberg Kabinett (3), Abtsberg Spatlese (4), and Abtsberg Auslese 375s (2).
by Jayson Cohen
August 3rd, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 821
Views: 43237

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Some would not consider 217 bottles out of control for a weekend shopping spree If I read Jim's post correctly, I think 217 bottles is his total cellar holdings, no? As compared to 170ish a year ago. That's hardly out of control! Though I guess if you think of it in percentage terms, it's a jump. I...
by Jayson Cohen
August 3rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The Devil down in FL always wins Referring to yourself in the third person again? On a different topic, now that the whimper called Isaias has come and gone, I need to get me out of this wine desert (credit to David K for coining that) they call West Palm and hit the local wine Meccas in Ft Lauterd...
by Jayson Cohen
August 2nd, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: You Weren't InClined to Buy This...
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: TN: You Weren't InClined to Buy This...

Fabulous note and find, Marshall.
by Jayson Cohen
August 2nd, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Happy with my small Wine Bid haul tonight, which continues my bargain hunting for mature Bordeaux. Maybe I benefited this time from the slow downs near close being reported on the other thread as I had my bids in very early this week (and I refused to chase the 2018 Huet Le Mont 1er Trie when outbid...
by Jayson Cohen
August 1st, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 230
Views: 9944

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:02 pm

Other wines I have more that six of are 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Spätlese . . . .
I went back to reload on this one after trying it. So good. Still I only have 5 bottles.
by Jayson Cohen
July 31st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

Sort of crazy these wines would go close out. I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but this is a remarkable single plot of ungrafted vines on a plateau that Johannes acquired in the early ‘10s and now produces this remarkable wine every year. Anyone had the ‘17 recently? That was so taut last yea...
by Jayson Cohen
July 31st, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4585

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 30th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 11:33 am
more 2019 Nervi Conterno Rosato. One of the best rose wines this summer
Is it good? I got 2 offers yesterday but am afraid to ship South.
by Jayson Cohen
July 29th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gimonnet Special Club Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Gimonnet Special Club Label?

Brad Baker wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Quick Answer:

. . .

Clear as mud?
Yes! Mud.

What’s the long answer?
by Jayson Cohen
July 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Mummy wines on K&L auction site

While it's not as black/white as the other examples, I do think it should be relatively clear to the trained eye of a professional wine appraiser. Agreed; if there is significant color variation within a lot, the relevant auction site ought to disclose that. For ethical reasons if not legal. Happy ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joh Jos Prum 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: Joh Jos Prum 2019

I don’t think of Thanisch as a yardstick for any vineyard except Doctor and there one has always wondered what another grower would do (until Thomas Haag started doing it?). I’d put the Schaefer Domprobst next to any wine in the MSR. Always among the best at Kab, Spat, and Aus for at least a couple ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 111
Views: 5289

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

I’m wine to wine on Bereche. But I have to say one of the most fabulous and interesting wines I’ve had this year was his Coteaux Champenois Blanc. Suzanne, what did you think of that at Wu’s just before the lock down?
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 11:07 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 6:29 am
1 x 1983 Gruaud Larose
1 x 2013 Fichet Auxey-Duresses
2 x 2014 Fichet Auxey-Duresses
If you ever return from COVID land, we should do an 83 horizontal.
Sounds good.
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1385
Views: 92565

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2014 Benoit Lahaye la Violaine - Vintage not labeled but cork was stamped '2014', disgorged 4/2019. Bottle acquired from Sec Wines. Stunning wine, one of the more unique profiles tasted. Cellar temp fennel caraway herbs and hints of cucumber balancing lean semi sweet green apples (chardonnay fruit?...
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1495

Re: Champagnes that Age

Below are some vintage wines I’ve liked with age (15-20+ years) based on personal experience. Some of the houses seen as big like Roederer and Pol Roger aren’t really, esp the vintage wines. (I’ve also repeated the ones above where I can attest to ageability.) Roederer (all) Pol Roger (all) Taitting...
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 111
Views: 5289

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

The problem is that it really shouldn't be grower vs. house. Of course, people should drink whatever they want for whatever reason they have and search/explore to try new things, but you miss out on things if you limit what you go after. I have always felt it is good quality vs. poor quality with a...
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 111
Views: 5289

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

I have more miss than hit with grower champagnes for a few years in a row. I used the Taittinger La Francaise as benchmark and 75% did not even perform nearly as well, and almost all are more expensive. I think there's also an issue that stylistic differences can be more pronounced with some grower...
by Jayson Cohen
July 27th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 1983 Gruaud Larose
1 x 2013 Fichet Auxey-Duresses
2 x 2014 Fichet Auxey-Duresses
by Jayson Cohen
July 26th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: TN: 2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Not sure what the story is about this wine in the vintages, but I believe they are held in the producer's cellar and released approximately 10 years after Vintage. I do not know whether they are bottled just before release, or years earlier in the ordinary course and then stored by the winery in bo...
by Jayson Cohen
July 26th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12150
Views: 454909

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Lilian Ladouys. Although I rarely open young Bordeaux, my geographic constraint led me to this Total Wine direct import. It’s a decent luncheon claret (that I drank with dinner) sporting Merlot-dominated aromas of kirsch / cherry (dare I say Black Forest Cake?), caraway, and crushed coriander s...
by Jayson Cohen
July 26th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 86
Views: 4254

Re: HDH action questions

Is the restaurant closing? I figured that it was, but just Googled for funsies and it just say us “Temporarily Closed” on their Google listing and their official website has no information at all about a closure. I had the same questions yesterday as I watched lot after lot go for more than I was w...
by Jayson Cohen
July 25th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Telltale Characteristics of Top Vineyards in Chablis
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Telltale Characteristics of Top Vineyards in Chablis

Hmmmm ... the map never lies, does it? [cheers.gif] Your take is spot-on as usual, William. Let me ask you this then: What makes Clos the undisputed heavyweight champ of Chablis? The maps are certainly a good start, for sure. Les Clos has a pretty uniform south-easterly exposition, so the biggest v...
by Jayson Cohen
July 24th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 9637

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Figure out what you like and what you don’t - producers, sites, vintage character, philosophy, etc. Buy it. There’s no substitute for that. For example, if you like Haut Brion and have the resources, it’s a no brainer every year. It’s basically always good. You don’t need a score to tell you that. ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 23rd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 9637

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

The Sassicaia 2016 got 100 Pts TWA. The average global price of the wine stands at roughly 300 dollars (much above all other recent vintages). Knowing early on that the wine got 100 pts from TWA was fundamental to secure your case for a reasonable price: the importer here in Switzerland sold out in...
by Jayson Cohen
July 22nd, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12150
Views: 454909

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ramon C wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 3:48 am
2016 Chateau Ste. Anne Bandol Rouge Cuvée Collection

A fine, young natural wine from the South of France.


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Jealous! I saw these grapes growing!
by Jayson Cohen
July 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I’m branching out. I hit a different Total Wine in the West Palm Beach area yesterday:

1 x 2016 Lilian Ladouys
1 x 2007 Bosconia Reserva
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1385
Views: 92565

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Frank, you should find the Lahaye Violaine if you can. Jay Miller put me on to it last year. JC, there is some @ Sec but is it 90 bucks good? I was able to get it for $70-75 during a Benchmark sale. I don’t know what to tell you on price but to my taste it’s a head above every other Lahaye I’ve tri...
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?

Except for wines with RS taking the open air better, I find no rules or assumptions I’ve had hold. I’ve had many red wines (mostly young) better after 2-3 days open with just the cork stuck back in. This has happened with Barolo, Cote Rotie and Cornas and Texier’s Pergaud wines, Beaujolais, and Burg...
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1385
Views: 92565

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Frank, you should find the Lahaye Violaine if you can. Jay Miller put me on to it last year.
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8747

Re: 2019 German Riesling

So what's the * signify for selbach Oster? The ZH auslese * seems intriguing for the price if 19 is the year of auslese... Sorry to miss this thread while the Flatiron offer was still officially open. My understanding for S-O is the Spatlese * is supposedly a special selection by Johannes of what h...
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 165
Views: 8747

Re: 2019 German Riesling

David_K wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 7:01 pm
I saw the MFW report. By all means, it looks like a nice vintage and I'll buy some. But I haven't seen anything to suggest this is a once-in-a-lifetime year. There have been a number of fine vintages lately and I have no doubt there will be more to come.
Wise.
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Dönnhoff "Felsenberg" Riesling GG
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2011 Dönnhoff "Felsenberg" Riesling GG

I have such a hard time with GGs. Which the older I get, bemuses me to no end. This is one of the few areas where I can declare definitively that I am glad for group thinking. My own palate is constantly jarred by GGs in relation to other Rieslings I love by the producers, and were it not for the n...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A small pick up order from chambers st. I went to order the cots, wanted another prosecco, decided to try the same producer's spumante, and saw that the tb brin chevre was in stock. The 2018 but that never lasts long. Grange Tiphaine 18 Clef Rouge Grange Tiphaine 18 Cot VV Il Fortunato 18 Prosecco ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 19th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 4862

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Some of the deep verticals above are impressive and a little nuts (in a good way). My only current verticals over 6 vintages are: 10 Chevillon NSG Cailles 8 Marcel Juge Cornas 7 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese I’ve had more vintages of the Chevillon and Donnhoff in the cellar over the y...
by Jayson Cohen
July 19th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I indulged in some post-trial catharsis on Wine Bid this week although I was outbid on 1988 La Tour Haut Brion:

1988 Chateau Pape-Clement (rouge)
2 x 2014 Follin-Arbelet Aloxe Corton Clos du Chapitre
2004 Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Auslese #11
by Jayson Cohen
July 5th, 2020, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3262

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

We had raccoons in the backyard growing up. They were never destructive and they were extremely smart, so we actually enjoyed them. They would occasionally eat the dog’s food on the back deck. But they were too smart to be live trapped, except a baby once that we let go. IIRC we regularly had a live...
by Jayson Cohen
June 30th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 111
Views: 4968

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

I love Comtes. And 1995/1996 are tempting comparators. But it wasn’t too long ago that one could buy the stunning 2004 for $90-110 in the US. I will look for sharp pricing or possibly to split a U.K. purchase. (Jay M?) Don’t think I can ultimately resist. The track record for early deliciousness and...
by Jayson Cohen
June 29th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Lilian Ladouys
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: TN: 2016 Lilian Ladouys

With the somewhat disheartening selection yesterday at Total near my new COVID home-away-from-home, I was tempted by this. Will give it a go next time.
by Jayson Cohen
June 28th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Slim Pickens at Total Wine in Palm Beach Gardens.

2 x 2018 Huet Le Mont Demi-sec Vouvray
1 x 2006 LdH Bosconia Reserva
by Jayson Cohen
June 28th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14032
Views: 682281

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

B. Buzzini wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Ahhhh...some more 2009 Louis Carillion Puligny Montrachet...been 5 yrs since last had...friggin LOVE this wine! flirtysmile Hope it's held up.
Saw that. On WineBid?
by Jayson Cohen
June 28th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1996

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Interesting question. I don’t track it. But if I had to guess, it’s either Huet Le Mont or Clos de Bourg Demi-sec across all vintages and almost certainly Huet as producer. I have more Huet than anything else in the cellar, and having been friends with Brad Kane, Sasha Katsman, Don Rice, and SFJoe (...
by Jayson Cohen
June 27th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3434

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

Circling back on this thread to provide a little hope that there are still deals to had. Was pretty bummed about the tease that was B21, so I made it a mission to find an even better price. After some obsessive searching and a few phone calls, one of my local AZ contacts was able to source 8 bottle...
by Jayson Cohen
June 26th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: TN: 2000 Château Magdelaine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

Jay Miller wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 8:17 am
The friend who provided the 2000 said he had the same experience with an earlier bottle which is why he opened this one now. And given how well it's drinking I'll probably pull my two bottles this Autumn.
You can pull. I can hold. It all works out!
by Jayson Cohen
June 24th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some First Half of June TNs
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Some First Half of June TNs

Thanks for these notes. I haven’t had the 2007 Vallana Boca a few years either and thought it needed time then. So good to hear it’s coming around. I have only a couple bottles but maybe it’s time to drink one. And great note on the ‘04 Comte. My favorite since ‘95. I get that same feeling you conve...

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