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by Jayson Cohen
June 15th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Allemand is a good choice for Red. Or the Musar!
by Jayson Cohen
June 13th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett

2001 UW Auslese * was fantastic and very primary also 10 days ago. Very complex but still integrating.
by Jayson Cohen
June 13th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

This wine is not only rich; it exudes richness. I'm guessing it's sumptuous in all dimensions, too. 94-97 points Vinous The 2018 L'Évangile is shaping up to be exceptional. Rich and sumptuous in the glass, the 2018 exudes richness in all of its dimensions. Opulent and dense in the glass, with soft ...
by Jayson Cohen
June 12th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

John, you are being too nice. To me he seems to be saying that a crappy wine tastes good. It's like he sneezed, sharted, then gave it a 92. Please forgive me if that's too crass, ill take it down if it is. Wait, this is actually useful information. Every wine is either a total shart or a striking b...
by Jayson Cohen
June 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2751

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

Anecdote. When in Bordeaux in 2014, we visited Mouton. During the tasting part of the visit, we also had barrel samples of the d’Armailhac and Clerc Milon, which are owned by the same owners. The d'Armailhac had some of the power of the Mouton and the Clerc Milon had some of the finesse. I horrifie...
by Jayson Cohen
June 12th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Another term for the LPB bingo card: "decadently fruited." I guess that's equivalent to Parker's favorite, "hedonistic." 2018 Durand-Laplagne Les Terres Rouges, Puisseguin-St.-Emilion ...scents of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and Chinese five spice with wafts of potpourri and fragrant earth. F...
by Jayson Cohen
June 11th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Wow. Thank you for sharing this.
by Jayson Cohen
June 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1848

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Truth sayer.
by Jayson Cohen
June 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1848

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Anton D wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Damn it, your first post ruined the impact of the second post.

Don't worry, Lawrence was just dicking with you. Jamie is just fine, he married Brienne and they retired to Lannisport. Dang, so touchy.
Good to know. However unlikely.

Touchiness is one of my many character flaws.
by Jayson Cohen
June 8th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1848

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Nope the Baratheons are the better wine makers. champagne.gif Sir Jamie Lannesan is a complex soul, making complex wine. Unfortunately, he died during crush. (spoiler alert) Damn it. That’s not right. I’ve had my head in the sand for 2 months because I wasn’t able to watch the last season and here ...
by Jayson Cohen
June 8th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1848

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Nope the Baratheons are the better wine makers. champagne.gif Sir Jamie Lannesan is a complex soul, making complex wine. Unfortunately, he died during crush. (spoiler alert) Damn it. That’s not right. I’ve had my head in the sand for 2 months because I wasn’t able to watch the last season and here ...
by Jayson Cohen
June 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Not bad, but what the heck is "symmetrical focus"? That definitely goes on your bingo card. There are actually two simultaneous games going on here worth disentangling. There is the bingo card and the reverse bingo card. The bingo card is for pet expressions, preferably malapropisms worthy of socia...
by Jayson Cohen
June 8th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3575

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Scot H. wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 8:17 am
Ed Gonzales wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:59 am
domaine serene out of oregon. it beat out drc multiple times.



what suzanne said along with dujac clos de la roche, roumier amoureuses, grivot richebourg, cathiard malconsorts, mugnier musigny, etc.
Awesome.
by Jayson Cohen
June 7th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2014 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint-Jean Rouge ($48 with vig)

1 x 2014 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Les Fairendes Rouge ($48 with vig)

2 x 2016 Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett #23 ($12 each with vig)
by Jayson Cohen
June 7th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3575

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

I wasn’t suggesting infanticide. But I see the Lamarche reference now. With this at $300-600 in the US, if the question is what’s the best red Burg even taking the high end of the range, in my view when you go below Rousseau Chambertin (now priced much higher), it becomes entirely subjective. If you...
by Jayson Cohen
June 7th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Fred C wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:09 am
paul hanna wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 2:22 am
Good to see though a 2000 Bourgogne still in nice shape at almost age 20....

When the '00's first came out, I remember a people saying dumb things like "drink now or in 5-10 years max".
2000 in both colors are drinking amazingly well right now.
This.
by Jayson Cohen
June 7th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3575

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

There can be only one: Rousseau Chambertin.
by Jayson Cohen
June 6th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 39
Views: 1387

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

OK. I think I had some '07 Raffault at some point, but I don't really have a sense of that vintage, or '14, in the Loire. Sounds like '14 might have been warmer relative to the norm than it was in Bordeaux . Is that right? Actually, to me, that statement would be more correct for 2015. The ripeness...
by Jayson Cohen
June 6th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

08 Winston Churchill. If it’s as good as 96, that’s damn fine champagne. I split a case of this with a buddy recently and am hoping the same as you!!! I had some 08 SWC a month or so ago at a Pol Roger tasting. I thought it was great (and the best wine in their lineup), but it didn't blow me away a...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

I agree this has gone too far for too long. My original point was that the original use of exponential was not, contra Peter, either incorrect or symptomatic of a larger misunderstanding of exponentiation (although that misunderstanding may well exist). It's just one of the meanings of the word. Pe...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

x^y fits the dictionary definition for y real and >1. That makes no sense. Burn the dictionary!! It is does not, by any stretch of the imagination, express what dictionaries do when they offer multiple definitions. It is certainly true that if you want to imagine that language could work according ...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

x^y fits the dictionary definition for y real and >1. That makes no sense.

Burn the dictionary!!
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive

Hi Ian, It was the white label. Right in the zone now and likely to be so for another couple of decades I suspect. I too love Barolo and Barbaresco at 40-50 years of age. 29's not a bad age either. Cheers Jeremy I only have a couple bottles of Giscosa ‘90, the Villero, and I like 35+, so will conti...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

That would be sinusoidal, not exponential. Same thing, isn’t it? Just depends on the exponent. Jayson, no, the two are not anything alike, but I'll avoid the math discussion tangent here. It was just a play on words, that's all [cheers.gif] Really? Exp(z); z complex. (I never avoid mathematical tan...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Sunday TNs: Cristal, Vilmart, Rivers-Marie, Sanford +

[*] 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (6/3/2019) Disgorged December 2016, 80% Chard / 20% Pinot Noir. This follows the 2011 CdC that we drank a few weeks ago. I like the 2010 better. This showed citrus peel, cardamom, ginger, lime and...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

So many producers and styles, you can afford the very best, and the next vintage is always around the corner. I keep stockpiling the stuff. I do drink it regularly, but still, not as fast as I can buy it. It's currently at about 20% of the cellar. Has anyone ever looked back and thought they bought...
by Jayson Cohen
June 5th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4027

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

Scott E. wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 10:54 am
Reading the thread about the 2018's and the promotional stuff received from retailers, it seems like the 2018's are somewhat reasonably priced for the scores that they are garnering.
I stopped reading here. Sorry.
by Jayson Cohen
June 4th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Does you think she really know what exponential means? Or do you think it’s hyperbole? I fear another circular argument. Some may say her writing skills are irrational or even imaginary, but they are real. They are asymptotic, and they have reached their limit. That would be sinusoidal, not exponen...
by Jayson Cohen
June 4th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Very few people understand the concept of exponentiation. (Maybe I should limit that to Americans). Exponents can be less than one, less than zero, or even imaginary. The dictionary definition of "exponential" is to increase with greater and greater rapidity. It probably comes from exponential curv...
by Jayson Cohen
June 3rd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 731
Views: 32918

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

My scouts in other cities remain vigilant! We need to add "built like a brick house" to the Perotti-Brown bingo card: 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2018 Lynch Bages is made up of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aging in 75% new barriques. V...
by Jayson Cohen
June 1st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops. I take solace in that I have made no June purchases. spoke too soon and just broke that record w a case of Latour-Giraud Genevrières 2017. Nice. T...
by Jayson Cohen
June 1st, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean 2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Les Fairendes 2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets Great minds.... If you are the one who bought up the Clos St Jean (wanted three, bought the last one), you can bring it t...
by Jayson Cohen
June 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Fell off the wagon:

2017 V. Dauvissat Chablis Forest
2010 Dorbon Arbois 'Cuvee des Moyne' Vieilles Vignes
2014 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos Saint Jean
2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Les Fairendes
2013 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets
by Jayson Cohen
May 31st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1596

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

David Glasser wrote: I like a bit of seared foie grass atop filet.
This. Bernard Morillon in Beaune did a filet topped with seared foie gras and grilled pineapple I had once that was phenomenal.
by Jayson Cohen
May 31st, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone (update) and Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 2646

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo

Thanks for the notes. Genot-Boulanger is a new discovery for me this year. Whites are so fresh and punchy while still having generous weight and strong aromatics in mouth.
by Jayson Cohen
May 31st, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1596

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 2:37 am
c fu wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:19 pm
you lost me at filet mignon
Yea, nothing here for your hipster palate. Even stone crabs were out of season!
I have to admit, Robert. Even this full-on child of the ‘70s raised an eye brow at filet mignon.
by Jayson Cohen
May 31st, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1596

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Greg K wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:27 pm
I think that 89 Raffault has the most green funk I’ve ever gotten on a nose. Like being attacked by peppercorns. Absolutely lovely body though.
There’s btl variation. Best ones don’t have much green funk.
by Jayson Cohen
May 31st, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2529

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

The short version - a lien holder must dispose of the underlying property in a "commercially reasonable manner." Example of what is not reasonable? The lien holder owns an affiliated retail store and sells $50,000 of wine held as collateral to the retail store for $5,000 and then the retail store p...
by Jayson Cohen
May 29th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lost Friday afternoon gathering – 08 Cristal and Dom, Raveneau, Rayas, Chevillon, Gouges and etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: TN: Lost Friday afternoon gathering – 08 Cristal and Dom, Raveneau, Rayas, Chevillon, Gouges and etc.

My experience with the Chevillons from the 1990's--esp 1996 and 98, probably 99, is that they need a lot of air to open up and show. A recent 96 LSG took 2 hours to go from grumpy. tannic wine with no nose to beautiful. When you read cellar tracker notes commenting on 1 hour of slow ox...that's not...
by Jayson Cohen
May 29th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lost Friday afternoon gathering – 08 Cristal and Dom, Raveneau, Rayas, Chevillon, Gouges and etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: TN: Lost Friday afternoon gathering – 08 Cristal and Dom, Raveneau, Rayas, Chevillon, Gouges and etc.

Nick Gangas wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 6:20 pm
I love love love Chevillon LSG. The older I get the more I appreciate these bottling.
This.
by Jayson Cohen
May 29th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3948

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Almost all red and white Burg, but most sorely missed: Rousseau Mugneret Gibourg (esp Vosne, Feusollottes, and Clos Vougeot) Roumier (esp Chambolle village) Ramonet Raveneau Dauvissat (PC on the cusp; GC too much already) Cheval Blanc VCC (on the cusp) Allemand Giacosa G. Mascarello (Monprivato on t...
by Jayson Cohen
May 29th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2832

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Ramon C wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 3:10 am
No wine is above my price tolerance.
This. There is no bound on the upper price in the question.

But playing along and since there can be only one—probably Huet Le Mont Demi-Sec.
by Jayson Cohen
May 26th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Kelly Walker wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Amazing set of wines Fred.

1992 BdM is crystalline.
Remember there was a time that conventional wisdom was 1992 whites were good early drinkers but wouldn’t age....
by Jayson Cohen
May 26th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494575

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Oops.

An accidental, additional order of
6 x 2016 Coudoulet de Beaucastel
3 x 2016 Beaucastel
Pushing the Complete Transaction button is not “accidental”. Is that what they taught you in law school about intent?
by Jayson Cohen
May 26th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 208
Views: 12102

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

This thread makes 2018 EP so tempting, but no....
by Jayson Cohen
May 25th, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)

I second the call on Lalande and Magdelaine as red fruited, though Magdelaine offer veers to mulberry for me.

Even more so were pre-spoof DDC and Pape-Clement.

Cos is not red fruited. Or good. :)

Sometimes Ducru goes red fruited.
by Jayson Cohen
May 25th, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3287

Re: 2017 Gonon

Let's do it. I'll expense that sh*t. Fu knows. [cheers.gif] I can bring my last 96 Jamet. Was on fire last year IMO. Just drank the 96 juge. It was amazing. I thought of you guys. Bastard. 96 Cuvee C was probably the best Juge I ever tasted on release until 2010, and like a moron, I didn’t buy a ca...
by Jayson Cohen
May 23rd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3287

Re: 2017 Gonon

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 10:22 am
John Morris wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 8:46 am
c fu wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 6:59 pm


I got a 96 juge!
I have a 96 Verset, bought on release. Will someone cover my airfare to Florida? neener
Let's do it. I'll expense that sh*t.

Fu knows.

[cheers.gif]
I can bring my last 96 Jamet. Was on fire last year IMO.
by Jayson Cohen
May 23rd, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

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?

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