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by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

Thanks for that article link, William!

What great wines they were drinking. Including 81s and 82s out of barrel. That must have been something to shoot the shit solo with Pierre Ramonet while drinking Mecca wines.
by Jayson Cohen
July 21st, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Five recent wines

Ray, The 90 was the first vintage that I bought a good quantity and followed. I would think that we can agree that the 90, 96 and perhaps 02 are the best vintages in the last two decades. I find the 08 Dom very special for the elegance which I have not experienced in any prior vintages. It is also ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Post-trip Dandylion was also highly recommended for both food and wine.
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?
Replies: 32
Views: 948

Re: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?

Something's not adding up here - A Seattle Somm told me that something had changed that raised the sugars of the older ones but not the more "recent" vintages vs. We were all amazed at how fresh and light the 1947 was actually a little lighter/sweeter/a little more like a burgundy than the 1981, wh...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86
Replies: 13
Views: 645

Re: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86

I find that the 86 Gruaud Larose has gone to another level in the last 3-4 years. It’s been really good since at least circa 2008 but didn’t show its full inner beauty until recently. +1. The bottle Ramon mentioned above after about an hour of air went to another level. With a long life ahead for s...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 71
Views: 2064

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Putting aside jug and box wine and wines that had turned into chemical soup, there is only one answer that screams out: 1999 Martinelli Reserve RRV Pinot. Served blind at MoCool 2002. Absolutely vile. Yes! High up on my list. I was served the '02 blindly in March and posted a note : The same person...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

I'm collecting the old reds, personally. Drank '71 CSJ and Clos de la Boudriotte this year, and picked up a '61 of the former and a '69 of the latter. Not expensive when one finds them and old Pierre Ramonet knew how to vinify red wine, that's for sure. Me too where I can. I’m guessing you are goin...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?
Replies: 32
Views: 948

Re: Older Bordeauxs 50+ years vs newer <50 year old?

My experience with great Bordeaux is it ages by eventually “shedding” its tannins and the brawniness of youth and gaining bottle sweetness, which all just means a slow set of chemical reactions in bottle, often getting fresher and more detailed and more open with age. And ‘47 was a riper vintage tha...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 71
Views: 2064

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Putting aside jug and box wine and wines that had turned into chemical soup, there is only one answer that screams out: 1999 Martinelli Reserve RRV Pinot. Served blind at MoCool 2002. Absolutely vile. I think Maureen can back me up on this one. Martinelli Giuseppe and Luisa Zin is worse. Haven’t ha...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: 2014 J-C Ramonet C-M 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

I'm collecting the old reds, personally. Drank '71 CSJ and Clos de la Boudriotte this year, and picked up a '61 of the former and a '69 of the latter. Not expensive when one finds them and old Pierre Ramonet knew how to vinify red wine, that's for sure. Me too where I can. I’m guessing you are goin...
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 71
Views: 2064

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Putting aside jug and box wine and wines that had turned into chemical soup, there is only one answer that screams out: 1999 Martinelli Reserve RRV Pinot. Served blind at MoCool 2002. Absolutely vile.

I think Maureen can back me up on this one.
by Jayson Cohen
July 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

Henri Boillot is from the extended famous Boillot family, who owns many hectare stemming from and then building on core Côte de Beaune holdings going back decades. His brother is Jean-Marc, his sister Jeanine married Gérard Boudot of Dom. Etienne Sauzet, and his (maternal) grandfather was Etienne Sa...
by Jayson Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Thanks everyone. Grey Gardens looks like a winner. Think I’ll try that. This is absolutely the spot! Please tell Jake (somm) Lucas says hello. He’ll take real good care of you. He is off tonight. Enjoying a Chevrot Aligote and Pearl Morissette (dark Rosé) eating at the bar. Definitely a great AFWE ...
by Jayson Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Chris T. wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Canoe is great and also Patria (amazing list and Spanish tapas)
Next time. If there is one. This is my first time in Toronto since 1997 IIRC.
by Jayson Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Thanks everyone. Grey Gardens looks like a winner. Think I’ll try that.
by Jayson Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Been working non-stop in Toronto the last few days but my return flight home tonight was cancelled. I am here for one night. Staying at the Sheraton Town Centre. Where should I go that is walking distance to get decent wine (and dinner)? Can be by bottle or glass. Interesting list. Not stodgy. Thank...
by Jayson Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 25
Views: 796

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Having a single bottle of 2008 Poyferré sleeping in the cellar I wonder whether that vintage represents the current or the old style of this château. Hard to say for sure based on the CT notes that more than anything underline the wine's apparently notable tannins. Current. One could debate when th...
by Jayson Cohen
July 18th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 25
Views: 796

Re: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

This sounds so unlike Poyferré of old that I love/d that I am genuinely sad to read a note like this.
by Jayson Cohen
July 15th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 43
Views: 1590

Re: Disappointing Huet

I think Brad is correct. Premox is our term for a systemic problem whose cause is still crazily unknown. Having a random oxidized bottle that isn’t what it should be because it cooked or that cork was randomly faulty or all the stuff that caused oxidation before we had the systemic problem, and stil...
by Jayson Cohen
July 15th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12973

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I would suggest that MS laid the founding stone in Wineberserkers. neener I wonder when Todd is gonna sell us out. The bastard. PS. Todd, I have an ace team of corporate transactions lawyers when you are ready to sell. I come along free. I’ll be there when the inevitable happens. Not free though. B...
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 43
Views: 1590

Re: Disappointing Huet

I haven’t touched my 2005s. I was thinking about waiting at least a decade more, but Brad maybe I should pull a CDB Sec from the cellar to eat with your famous chicken. Always happy to make my famous chicken and drink Huet with you and comrade Sasha. Of course, you know '05 wasn't my favorite vinta...
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres

I’ve had some mixed results but 1996 BBM was gorgeous a few weeks ago. I still have a bottle of the 96 Folatieres and have my fingers crossed. But otherwise I basically stopped cellaring these in the premox age.
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1976

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

2x1999 and 2x2005 F. Jobard Blagny La Piece Sous le Bois

2000 Latour-Giraud Meursault Perrieres (mag)
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 43
Views: 1590

Re: Disappointing Huet

I haven’t touched my 2005s. I was thinking about waiting at least a decade more, but Brad maybe I should pull a CDB Sec from the cellar to eat with your famous chicken.
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10577
Views: 352574

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Marcus Dean wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 4:14 pm
A57F7947-D20D-400D-9710-620A54971EA5.jpegSaturday night dinner party
That looks nice. Wish I could read vintages.
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 37
Views: 1180

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thanks for the note. At what age do generally like to drink the VD Forest? I've never had one with more than 10 years of age and I am sitting on some 08, 09 and 10. I just opened an 09 last Tuesday and my only regret was not decanting it. It was a winebid purchase and was in amazing shape I like to...
by Jayson Cohen
July 14th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Marta - Lahaye, Vatan
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Dinner at Marta - Lahaye, Vatan

Another wonderful dinner at Marta. Grilled artichokes in a light and fresh vinagrette. Farro salad. Pizzas Patate alla Carbonara and Funghi. Branzino with peas and mint. Arctic Char with beans and tomatoes. Everything really delicious except Pizza Funghi that could be tweaked to add more mushroom fl...
by Jayson Cohen
July 13th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 15 Spanish wines, some older, some younger, all good
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: Dinner with 15 Spanish wines, some older, some younger, all good

In my notes on the 73` LDH GR, I stated "as I understand it, Gran Reserva was not shown specifically on the labels for a certain number of years and just assumed to be, but I do not recall the time period; that is the case here where it was not noted;" So, I asked Monica to define this more specifi...
by Jayson Cohen
July 12th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10577
Views: 352574

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I’ve opened several over the last week after a (nearly) dry June. 86 Haut Brion - wrote previously on it. Austere but seems to have the goods; perhaps too early. 93-94 with possible upside. 04 Dom Rose - holy wow! The nose is incredibly complex (strawberries?). 95 86 Pichon Lalande - Mature but ple...
by Jayson Cohen
July 12th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 15 Spanish wines, some older, some younger, all good
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: Dinner with 15 Spanish wines, some older, some younger, all good

Don’t think Gran Reserva has ever appeared on the front label. Just Cosecha de ____. Don’t remember the back but as Ramon stated, look on the stamp. There was also no vintage identification on what has now morphed into the Reserva before I believe the 1982 release, maybe 1981, when there was a chang...
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6612

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

A friend just restored The Compleat Winegeek last week so the timing here was fortuitous.
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 1910

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Mark C Johnson wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 9:15 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:47 am
2011 and 2014 - excellent transparity
Counselor I believe you mean "transparency". I looked up "transparity" and it appears to be the name of some cloud based tech firm. neener
Robert, a client?
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2167

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

Maybe I’m misremembering but Verset in 2004 was still $30-35, Allemand $35-45, and Jamet around $45-55 but one could find it lower. Any case, my metapoint is there is no question in my mind there was better wine in CR and Cornas in the Rostaing price range. And the nascent AFWE knew this wine sucke...
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2167

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

Keith, it seems straightforward that John made a choice at some point to buy this over whatever else was available in the market at the time that would have been better, with the hope it would be great with age. Of course. We all do that. And we all have relative disappointments. Sounds like this w...
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2167

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

Keith, it seems straightforward that John made a choice at some point to buy this over whatever else was available in the market at the time that would have been better, with the hope it would be great with age. Of course. We all do that. And we all have relative disappointments. Sounds like this wa...
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11245
Views: 509721

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2017 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Mâcon Cruzille Manganite from Julien Guillot.
by Jayson Cohen
July 11th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 55
Views: 2773

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

It's good to see that Mosel Fine Wines also liked the 2018s from A.J. Adam and Willi Schaefer. And Falkenstein. Oops. That’s not Terry’s. 😜 Lars, how is 2019 shaping up in the MSR? From what I’m seeing most places on the Continent, it’s been cool (aside from the heat spike) and growth is relatively...
by Jayson Cohen
July 10th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Wines: Ygec, Pur Sang, Heidsieck BdB, Morlet and a bunch more.
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: TN: White Wines: Ygec, Pur Sang, Heidsieck BdB, Morlet and a bunch more.

Nice notes.

The Huet was definitely an off-bottle. (It’s too bad as a good bottle probably would have been your WOTN. It’s a stunning wine.)
by Jayson Cohen
July 10th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1976

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

I usually post my auction wins in the Most Recent Purchase thread.

I was tracking that 2001 Vilmart and probably would have bid if the price had gone down again. Enjoy!
by Jayson Cohen
July 9th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2170

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Robert Dentice wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 10:22 am
Lets hope the wine does not ferment all the way to dryness :) A dry GG will go for crazy prices at the auction. Not sure what a Egon Muller Feinherb would sell for but surely a lot less than a GG.
Is the first time anyone has ever hoped for a stuck fermentation? 😀
by Jayson Cohen
July 9th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6612

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Yes, Marcu$, but that’s the point. The modern, ripe, fruity, oaky Bordeaux are Napa-esque, having more in common with a big, extracted Cabernet than a classic Bordeaux if you look at the individual elements on paper. Yet still very different from Napa in the mouth. This thread, the old favorite Vin...
by Jayson Cohen
July 9th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11245
Views: 509721

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

maureen nelson wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 6:23 am
Ok, I succumbed. A couple bottles of the 08 Bollinger GA.

That is 27 bottles of champagne I have bought since the beginning of 2017. That might exceed the number of bottles of it I bought in the first 30+ years of cellaring wine.
Don’t over do it, Maureen. :)
by Jayson Cohen
July 8th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6612

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Yes, Marcu$, but that’s the point. The modern, ripe, fruity, oaky Bordeaux are Napa-esque, having more in common with a big, extracted Cabernet than a classic Bordeaux if you look at the individual elements on paper. Yet still very different from Napa in the mouth. This thread, the old favorite Vin...
by Jayson Cohen
July 8th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 1993

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

Thanks for the comments. I wound up holding off on a Schaefer purchase for only the second time since skipping the 2009s. I have a lot of Riesling to work through, and I would frankly prefer to work on backfilling, e.g., certain 90s vintages, 2001-02, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012-13, or even 2017 in Germa...
by Jayson Cohen
July 8th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday burgundies--Coche, Ramonet, Dujac, Sauzet, Dauvissat
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Birthday burgundies--Coche, Ramonet, Dujac, Sauzet, Dauvissat

According to CT notes, mint is a common feature of both Chassagne and Ramonet! Most frequent occurrences are when a certain JH writes about Ramonet Chassagne wines! A veritable vineyard bursting with mint! Logically speaking, a flavour like mint should come from terroir. If it comes from winemaking...
by Jayson Cohen
July 8th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12973

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

It's still clicky and, unfortunately, not as vital as it once was as few of its most valuable participants and friends of mine, have died. But on the positive side it’s not as clicky and idiosyncratic as Todd experienced after Squires booted him but before starting WB - here is the Todd meets Dress...
by Jayson Cohen
July 7th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday burgundies--Coche, Ramonet, Dujac, Sauzet, Dauvissat
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Birthday burgundies--Coche, Ramonet, Dujac, Sauzet, Dauvissat

had 01 Ramonet recently. It was great. Yeah, 96 had so much promise. Great ones make me cry. Happy birthday ‘96 Sauzet Batard was my first experience with premox before we really knew there was such a thing —just hints at that point—and before the term “premox” had been adopted. I sold them in 2002...

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