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by Jayson Cohen
May 23rd, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs

Nick Gangas wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 4:31 pm
Thanks for the notes. I recently obtained a bunch of 96 Rav with impeccable provenance.
What time is the party?
by Jayson Cohen
May 23rd, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs

Nice work Jayson. Thomas Morey put on a bottle of 1985 Domaine Bernard Morey et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées from the family cellar for us recently. It was one of the very best wines I've had this year. The Premier Crus needed time and aged so well. I opened a few too soon when I...
by Jayson Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the REDDEST of red fruit Burgundy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2470

Re: Who’s the REDDEST of red fruit Burgundy?

I would say these days:

Bertheau
Clavelier
Jouan
Ramonet
Bize with age
Camus-Bruchon
Certain Drouhin wines
Certain Mugneret-Gibourg wines

Too little Rousseau these days to know.
by Jayson Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese Auction #13
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese Auction #13

I just looked up some correspondence I have on Trier auction pricing. My understanding is Christoph added an extra ~20 cases to the auction (which has become typical) to try to keep the price down but it still closed above 60 Euros per bottle.
by Jayson Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs

Bought on release at retail.
by Jayson Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 8
Views: 583

TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs

Six of us shared a few good White Burgs the other night. Top wines were 1989 Bernard Morey C-M Caillerets, 1996 Pernot BBM, and 1996 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre. In no particular order for me. All three were glorious. The Morey Caillerets was for drinking now - delicious and exotic, with aromas of b...
by Jayson Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 423

Re: TN: 2002 Chateau Magdelaine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

K-John, it’s GrasslGlass. Ya they are big. Mark I do not see you as a Chinon fan, perhaps my memory is bad. I did not get bell pepper, compare that to 2000 Sociando, where it is quite pronounced. Did you like 2011? Don’t get me wrong, vintages like 2000 and 1998 are another level, but this wine had...
by Jayson Cohen
May 22nd, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 35
Views: 2293

Re: 2017 Gonon

scamhi wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
i bought Gonon at these prices- all sold out at this retailer.
2017 Saint-Joseph $44.99
2017 Iles Feray $29.99
Call her: Eagle Eye.
by Jayson Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states

Thanks for the suggestions. Greg, I did find and bookmark that old thread earlier, thanks. What wasn't clear to me was which wines could only reasonably be obtained in Hungary. Kiralyudvar for instance is readily available here. I love Kiralyudvar’s Furmint Sec, but like you said, available here, a...
by Jayson Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 28
Views: 738

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Jay Miller wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 6:47 am
The Bottle King on Route 17 in Mahwah is the good one
Is this where Kay goes on trips to/from the City?
by Jayson Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 35
Views: 2293

Re: 2017 Gonon

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 2:16 am
B. Buzzini wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 7:50 am
Did Fu piss you off too?
Not yet [cheers.gif]
When he does I will open a 1996 Allemand Reynard. It might now be within the window
I have a not-so-secret crush on N. Rhône wines from 1996. Sounds like a reason to travel to Orlando for the first annual Fu You Offline.
by Jayson Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Vikings return to Paris
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: The Vikings return to Paris

scamhi wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 5:29 am
you have a new follower on instagram Claus... me
nice wines and food pics.
Seconded.
by Jayson Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York
Replies: 28
Views: 738

Re: ISO Wine Shops: Northern NJ / New York

Echo Gary’s, which has multiple locations. Many good wine shops not too far from Tarrytown along 287. Westchester Wines in White Plains is another one of them - a very large store but local. Chain Buy Rite in NJ can have a good selection. (I know it’s a chain but you did move to Jersey.) I think the...
by Jayson Cohen
May 17th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11695

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Yep to Monte Bello over Montelena. In another league. The American Oak in MB is distinctive and not for everyone though, but it’s part of the charm. I don’t touch MB for 15 years with few exceptions l. 98 and 00 were drinkable a bit early but I wouldn’t open anything from the 2000’s for a while 199...
by Jayson Cohen
May 16th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Hungarian wine to bring back to the states

Lee Short wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Todd Hamina wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Something from the Szepsy family.
Listen to Todd, for he is wise man.
This.
by Jayson Cohen
May 16th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 18
Views: 976

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Bouchard, but before premox, probably Jadot.
by Jayson Cohen
May 16th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group
Replies: 33
Views: 1437

Re: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group

I don't know if it was a root day or what. While 1999 is certainly a ripe vintage it's no 1997 and is one of my 2 favorites of the '90s in Tuscany (along with 1995). I agree...'99 is probably my single favorite Tuscan vintage. They have not only aged well, but have been consistently pleasurable sin...
by Jayson Cohen
May 15th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10927
Views: 487804

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 4:09 pm
You wish you had my tongue!
Not touching [that one with] your ten-foot pole.
by Jayson Cohen
May 15th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1874

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

Great thread - and with some responses I was not expecting. It has generally been my understanding that assuming proper storage, no unusual individual bottle issues (corked etc.), that there is not any inherent general change in quality or character between an original release Dom and its various P...
by Jayson Cohen
May 15th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"
Replies: 36
Views: 1558

Re: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"

John Gilman wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:23 am
It was my favorite vintage that we tasted from Belair-Monange, but it was rather dwarfed by the '08 Magdelaine served alongside of it...
Bottom line : This^
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10927
Views: 487804

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Same source as Jay:

2012 Lahaye Violaine
2010 Voillot Volnay Champans
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 618
Views: 29986

Re: It's critic bingo! ("pixelated fruit")

If someone can tell me what "built on texture, power and resonance" or "vertical in feel" mean, I'll ... tell them they're full of BS. Moccagatta Barbaresco Bric Balin 2016 "The 2016 Barbaresco Bric Balin is a prototypical Moccagatta wine built on texture, power and resonance . Black cherry and plu...
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 60
Views: 3181

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

The sales tax at auction, plus relatively recent increases in buyer’s premium and expected shipping cost, are definitely factored into my calculus and have made me a little trigger shy compared to even a couple years ago.
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Breuil Me" Dude. TNs: 2009 and 2010 Chidaine Clos du Breuil
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: "Breuil Me" Dude. TNs: 2009 and 2010 Chidaine Clos du Breuil

This post needed a seven year update. 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Montlouis-sur-Loire (5/14/2019) A nice bottle with chicken tikka masala. Citrus, quince paste and lanolin. While the texture and fruit made the initial attack seem sweet...
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group
Replies: 33
Views: 1437

Re: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group

I served this same group (I do not know if Jay was at that dinner) a blind flight about 8 years ago with 1998 Araujo, 1998 Opus and 1991 Arrowwood Special Reserve to test the hypothesis that bad years make bad wine. The vote for WOTF was Opus 6, Araujo 5, Arrowwood 0. I did not vote because I knew ...
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 991

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

It ages so slowly that unless you got a bunch of them you might as well drink it now. I've got a few cases and plan to drink a few bottles this summer, then forget about the rest til the 50s. They really do benefit from extended ageing but that's a long time to wait to give it a go;-) Saying that, ...
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group
Replies: 33
Views: 1437

Re: The Wine Gods Are Angry - May 2019 FKA Leo's Blind Tasting Group

Jay, at this point I'll never get it right. F I served this same group (I do not know if Jay was at that dinner) a blind flight about 8 years ago with 1998 Araujo, 1998 Opus and 1991 Arrowwood Special Reserve to test the hypothesis that bad years make bad wine. The vote for WOTF was Opus 6, Araujo ...
by Jayson Cohen
May 14th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 991

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

Just got a bottle for $40. Pretty excited to try it. Wonder if I should let it age though? It ages so slowly that unless you got a bunch of them you might as well drink it now. I've got a few cases and plan to drink a few bottles this summer, then forget about the rest til the 50s. They really do b...
by Jayson Cohen
May 12th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2028

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

In my 6/10ths of a century... 1959 1970 1975 1983 I would call 1959 clearly a VOTC. Try the Latour - one of the greatest Bordeauxs I have ever had. Yes. I would call the conventional 20th Century “VOTCs” starting in the 20s: 1928-29, 1934, 1945, 1947, maybe 1949 and 1953 and 55 (or they could go in...
by Jayson Cohen
May 12th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?
Replies: 26
Views: 1522

Re: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?

C Chen wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Makes you wonder about wines that are far, far older and people almost unanimously praise them. Glorified age play?
What immediately came to mind:

We've been down th[is] road before
But that's over now
You keep me comin' back for more
by Jayson Cohen
May 12th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2028

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

20th Century, with caveat I don’t know ‘50s and earlier well enough to comment: 1970 and 1971. Then 1983 and 1985. Others I love: 75, 79, 81, 86 (just now coming into its prime plateau expected to last decades). For the future: 95 (to heck with the naysayers). Absolute sleeper: 1978. Edit: forgot 64...
by Jayson Cohen
May 12th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mature Red Burgundy and Boisson Vadot Whites
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Mature Red Burgundy and Boisson Vadot Whites

Amazing line up! Those mature Burgs sound so amazing. Boy howdy, 1980 can deliver the goods when it's on. That Ponsot note has me thirsty! That 1980 was when Jean-Marie was still fully in charge. I occasionally wonder whether he transitioned the wine-making reigns a little too soon given inconsiste...
by Jayson Cohen
May 11th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2028

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

2001, 2004, 2008. Still reserving judgment on 2006 and 2014. I have to say that the bottle of 2011 Magdelaine we had last week was delicious. It’s a single data point but I suspect there are many good wines from this completely overlooked vintage that are entirely under the radar. There are some ki...
by Jayson Cohen
May 11th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2028

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

2001, 2004, 2008. Still reserving judgment on 2006 and 2014.

I have to say that the bottle of 2011 Magdelaine we had last week was delicious. It’s a single data point but I suspect there are many good wines from this completely overlooked vintage that are entirely under the radar.
by Jayson Cohen
May 11th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al

amazing note for the nv ruinart, and agree about the bottle shape sounds like a nice wine to sit with all night Actually, there was some dregs left over that I took home and 2 days later, my wife and I finished it off with enough for a glass each. The surprising thing was, it was maybe a touch bett...
by Jayson Cohen
May 11th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Sulfate vs. Possible GMO Vines
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Copper Sulfate vs. Possible GMO Vines

Started this new thread to continue the discussion / thread drift under the Guigal thread. Consider 2 scenarios from an environmental/ecological perspective. 1. Continue to use Bordeaux mixture/copper sulfate for oidium control. Somewhat deceptively continue to call that “organic” or “natural”. Igno...
by Jayson Cohen
May 10th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 70
Views: 3613

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

For me, I don’t think wine is an “expense” in that I can always sell. They are not an expense or sunken cost until I drink them, and then they would immediately cease to have resale value, so they are sort of like Schroedinger’s Cat in that sense... Not like Schroedinger’s Cat actually 😜 but in any...
by Jayson Cohen
May 10th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 burgundy drinking window
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: 2016 burgundy drinking window

dcornutt wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 4:47 pm
The 16s I have are very close to the 2015s in concentration and tannin. I am sure they are going to slam shut like the 2005/2006 vintages did.
This.
by Jayson Cohen
May 10th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9743

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I am curious whether there has been any effort to find and clone or propagate through selecion massale vines that exhibit fungus resistance (via mutation). Or pushing it further, much more “green”-friendly to me would be to isolate the DNA mutation that provides fungus resistance and create GMO vin...
by Jayson Cohen
May 10th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al

Great notes.

Good bottles of ‘99 Vigna del Sorbo are fantastic. Amazing. No Brett or (to my recollection) detectable VA. Sorry you opened a relative dud.
by Jayson Cohen
May 10th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 burgundy drinking window
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: 2016 burgundy drinking window

I think people are likely underestimating the closed period. It’s a structured vintage. Ten years for reds doesn’t seem long enough to me based on historical precedent. Of course, every vintage is different so it’s possible village wines will be drinking by age 10. But I wouldn’t count on it.
by Jayson Cohen
May 10th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9743

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Once again, this is an issue about being certified organic (biodynamic, for the most part is organic plus extra added hooey). And neither organic nor biodynamic certification requires the use of copper sulfate. They merely allow it, because it is organic. If the EU disallows copper sulfate, it is u...
by Jayson Cohen
May 9th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

If we open a Loesberg offline to all aged Peppiere and Luneau-Papin Muscadet, I have a ton. I think my oldest is now 98 Briords.
by Jayson Cohen
May 9th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"
Replies: 36
Views: 1558

Re: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"

PCLIN wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 2:02 am
Not that there is anything wronig with it but seems like always the same few of us actually have interest in Magdelaine. [stirthepothal.gif]
I hope we can keep it that way. Prices are already rising.
by Jayson Cohen
May 9th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I've only had the 05 Clissson once, courtesy of Ian. Neither the 07 nor the 09 quite matched it for me. I found one of my last bottles of the 07 to be flabbier without having developed anything to compensate for that loss. The 09 is still doing beautifully. But, on balance, while I'll still age my ...
by Jayson Cohen
May 8th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"
Replies: 36
Views: 1558

Re: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"

Arv R wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 10:12 pm
very impressive. i've gotten the 'metallic / tuna fish can tang' from 1970 a couple of times before too.
Old Magdelaine can have a metallic hint when opened - this bottle didn’t get air because of the corked bottle. I didn’t get any metallic hint after the first 5 minutes from this bottle.
by Jayson Cohen
May 8th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9743

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Bordeaux mixture. Copper sulfate. Adding heavy metals to the environment is never good. As bad as spraying lead paint around. It's the only allowed treatment for Oidium allowed by the Biodynamic certifiers. There are far more environmentally friendly antifungals which disintegrate in a few days, bu...
by Jayson Cohen
May 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

I taste at the domain's tasting room in Montluis a few weeks ago. I didn't take any notes but my picture shows we tasted '15 Bouchet, 2 '16 Molleuxs and the remainder 2017. 14 wines in total including a sparkling and the rose. The quality was impressive. I cannot speak to the '14s, but I still have...

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