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by Eric Egan
March 26th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1767

Re: Anything good from '81?

Contino '81 is possibly the best Rioja I've ever had. To put this in context, it edged out an '82 Mouton is a tasting a few years ago (and the Mouton was on top form). Worth seeking out.
by Eric Egan
March 21st, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two goodies - Chidaine Clos Baudoin 05 and Soc. Mallet Cuvée JG 96 + Mas de Daumas G 05
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Two goodies - Chidaine Clos Baudoin 05 and Soc;Mallet Cuvée JG 96

I bought a case of the 1996 SM (the normale). I expected that this wine is wonderful because 1996 was a vintage that favored the Medoc. But the bottles I opened so far did not meet my expectations. In contrary they left me pretty disappointed. I hope I come across a bottle of the JG. Yes, I know th...
by Eric Egan
March 1st, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre 1982

Awful labels, levels in neck. My kind of bargain at €35 a pop.
by Eric Egan
February 3rd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x 1988 Berthet-Bondet Chateau Chalon and a bottle of 1949 Climens. Was on a break but I caved for these:-)
by Eric Egan
January 11th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 11:48 am
1x 1946 Laberdolive Jaurrey
2x 1993 Laberdolive Jaurrey
1x 1992 Laberdolive Jaurrey
6x 1986 VCC
Now that's some superb Armagnac!
by Eric Egan
January 2nd, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of Ganevat Côtes du Jura Blanc 1988.
by Eric Egan
January 2nd, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2149

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Red: Gruaud Larose 1961. Many contenders but this magnum, shared with my parents last year, comes top. An ethereal wine. White: Macle, Chateau-Chalon 1989. Finished my last bottle:-( I still dream about it (quite literally)! Sparkling: Veuve Grenier (Henekey's) NV Champagne (1940s base). Bottled for...
by Eric Egan
December 24th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 7:04 am
Are numbers transposed here? Did you mean 1982 or 1928? One is cool, the other is wow wow. Coming from you, it’s likely the 28!
Haha, 1928;-) a bit of a spontaneous auction purchase. A great deal - should be a lot of fun!
by Eric Egan
December 24th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Christmas wines, for a trip to the in-laws:

12x Gruaud Larose 1988
6x Faiveley Clos de la Marechale 2000
2x Mouton d'Armailhac 1928
by Eric Egan
December 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some more Coche Dury Monthelie 1980
Climens 1949
Gruaud Larose 1945
by Eric Egan
November 27th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1x magnum Paul Court Echezeaux 1949
1x Coche-Dury Monthelie 1980

Does anyone have any experience with old Coche-Dury reds? Pretty excited to try this one!
by Eric Egan
November 1st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few cases each of Dujac village Morey and Chambolle 2016.
by Eric Egan
October 28th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2561

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

Did you win a raffle?
by Eric Egan
October 28th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 3025

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

I have a few irreplaceable bottles I would jump at. If I could only bring one, I would go for a 1789 Courvoisier. If I could use both hands, I'd pick up my bottle of '37 Pierre Ponnelle Musigny in the other.
by Eric Egan
October 21st, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 8:18 am
half bottle 1966 Lafite
half bottle 1966 Haut Brion
3b 2010 Dauvissat Camus Forest
1 mag 2012 Hubert Lignier Gevrey Chambertin
1 mag 2010 Hubert Lignier Nuits St. Georges Les Didiers
That's a beautiful catch! The '66 HB is one of my favourite wines [cheers.gif]
by Eric Egan
October 10th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1982

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

This is a serious question [and I honestly don't know the answer to it]: What do you gain by committing infanticide on a $600 bottle of wine? Would it not be a vastly more satisfying experience if you were to hold the bottle for another 20 or 40 or 60 years, until it was actually ready to be consum...
by Eric Egan
October 10th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2850

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Secondary is a stage of development; the distinction based on characteristics from the "winemaking" is just silly. That's WSET for you though; a parade of simplistic nonsense tasked at dumbing down the wonderful world of wine - breaking it into bite-sized chunks for immediate cognitive consumption.
by Eric Egan
October 9th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 41
Views: 3005

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

An excellent list and, though none stand out as spectacular value, I don't think any of them are outrageously priced either (at least not compared with regular market prices). In no particular order, the following are well priced and superb: Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden TBA 2006 375ml ~ 4 @ $198...
by Eric Egan
October 7th, 2019, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

We recently had a Blanc from the mid nineties. It had seen better days, but aromatics dominated by almond were interesting. Was this a response to my post? If so, was it a Gassac or a Barral? I had an '88 of the former recently which was outstandingly fresh. The oldest Barral Blanc I've had was an ...
by Eric Egan
October 5th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

We recently had a Blanc from the mid nineties. It had seen better days, but aromatics dominated by almond were interesting. Was this a response to my post? If so, was it a Gassac or a Barral? I had an '88 of the former recently which was outstandingly fresh. The oldest Barral Blanc I've had was an ...
by Eric Egan
October 4th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of Mas Daumas Gassac (Blanc '19 and Rouge '18) from the domaine.

And three bottles of Leon Barral Faugères "Valinière" 2004. To me, this is a world-class wine that can hold its own amongst the best the Rhone can offer...
by Eric Egan
October 3rd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A boatload of old Germans (and an Austrian wild card): 15 x Mettenheimer Schlosberg (Rheinhessen) 1971 Beerenauslese, Philipp Wibmann 14 x Graacher Domprohst 1971 Auslese Eiswein, D. Licht Bergweiler Erben 15 x Piesporter Goldtropfchen 1975 Auslese, Josef Kettern- Sonntag 15 x Blauburgunder Auslese ...
by Eric Egan
September 28th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters

1925 Château Haut-Brion[/b][/url] - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan Opened as dinner started, and drunk over three hours. Beautiful classic cedar, with touches of graphite, dry earth, and dry herbs. As it opened, there was just a touch of green (in the good way), and a couple of us mention...
by Eric Egan
September 27th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 113
Views: 5121

Re: Barolo Sediment

Sounds like a sensible idea. I actually store most of my old Barolo (as well as old Rioja) - at least what I think I might drink within the next five years or so - upright so I can open them on shorter notice. I've had bottles that have taken over 3 months to settle after shipping... just no point ...
by Eric Egan
September 27th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A low bid that I had completely forgotten about came through at auction. £110 hammer on 4 bottles of LMHB 1971 (OK, one of the bottles is lower-mid shoulder, but the others are upper/top). Scrappy capsules but who cares... [cheers.gif]
by Eric Egan
September 15th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 113
Views: 5121

Re: Barolo Sediment

A few years ago I made a shelf like an angled library bookshelf to hold bottles at an angle such that the bottom of the cork is in contact with the wine and the sediment collects at the bottom of the bottle. Mine is a few feet long and can hold lots of bottles. Sounds like a sensible idea. I actual...
by Eric Egan
September 15th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2137

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

Had the 2000 Daumas Gassac the other day. A very good wine with decades left in it. Had it alongside the '83, which was also in great condition! (Though I've had a bit of bottle variations with the '83s lately, ranging from superb to shot.)
by Eric Egan
August 24th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9503

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

The only issue with Chardonnay is that it is grown outside Burgundy and Chablis. Also it can be grown in Champagne I'd say the problem's not so much that it's grown outside of Burgundy (or Champagne - or the Jura!) but with the people who decide that this is the variety they want to grow, wherever ...
by Eric Egan
August 18th, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

How did you manage a typo of Bouchard and Faiveley? Agree that crappy labels often produce stellar wines Haha, I was typing (and bidding - a hair-raising experience) on a small phone screen on a train, with patchy internet. Copy paste of the line above I think - deleted Latricieres but forgot to ch...
by Eric Egan
August 17th, 2019, 2:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Moratorium over so went bargain-hunting at auction: 12 x Piesporter Goldtropfchen 1975 Riesling Auslese, Josef Kettern-Sonntag @ £5 12 x Mettenheimer Schlosberg 1971 Beerenauslese, Philipp Wibmann @ £9 12 x Graacher Domprohst 1971 Auslese Eiswein, D. Licht Bergweiler Erben @ £9 6 x Faiveley, Clos d...
by Eric Egan
August 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Moratorium over so went bargain-hunting at auction: 12 x Piesporter Goldtropfchen 1975 Riesling Auslese, Josef Kettern-Sonntag @ £5 12 x Mettenheimer Schlosberg 1971 Beerenauslese, Philipp Wibmann @ £9 12 x Graacher Domprohst 1971 Auslese Eiswein, D. Licht Bergweiler Erben @ £9 6 x Faiveley, Clos d...
by Eric Egan
August 15th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Moratorium over so went bargain-hunting at auction: 12 x Piesporter Goldtropfchen 1975 Riesling Auslese, Josef Kettern-Sonntag @ £5 12 x Mettenheimer Schlosberg 1971 Beerenauslese, Philipp Wibmann @ £9 12 x Graacher Domprohst 1971 Auslese Eiswein, D. Licht Bergweiler Erben @ £9 6 x Faiveley, Clos de...
by Eric Egan
June 30th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1465

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

17.73 = cocaine and a hooker. Where can you still get a hooker for those prices??? It really pisses me off - since we started going on about it on this bloody board, there is literally nowhere left where you can get some limp pleasure for 15 bones any more (let alone coke for $2.23 a line). Please ...
by Eric Egan
June 29th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 3084

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I went for Burg but change my vote. Don't like to pay the current price but in this scenario I'd love a half of Egon Muller gold cap.
by Eric Egan
June 27th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629783

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some nice old Burgundy:

3x Romanee-Saint-Vivant 1964 | Marey-Monge (Remoissenet labels)
3x Musigny 1961 | Pierre Ponnelle
2x Corton Marechaudes 1959 | Doudet-Naudin
3x Savigny-les-Beaune 1961 | Ponnelle
by Eric Egan
June 26th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1268

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

Pizza pizza pizza! I know it's from the other place but a bean cassoulet work's spectacularly well. I almost never eat meat and I drink a lot of aged Bordeaux; with grilled aubergines/peppers, ratatouille, quorn or other vegan meat replacements cooked in standard meat based dishes, portabello mushro...
by Eric Egan
June 26th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7366

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

A bit of a tricky thread to follow as it seems to be branching off in a bunch of different directions. I agree that 14%+ alcohol wines give me more of a hangover - even if I drink substantially less of it than a 13% wine. I don't know why this is but I've certainly noticed it. Add to that that I gen...
by Eric Egan
June 25th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4629

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Dow Jones 1100 when 82 was offered. Dow Jones 27000 today Perhaps the most telling argument from this discussion. It has become more about investment than pleasure. From an investment perspective: the way this is going, given the likely factor that a lot of these wines won't last (or at least impro...
by Eric Egan
June 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4629

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

Nothing. I'm sure there are some decent wines but the styles of most chateaux are now way too modern for me. I would also seriously worry that the most of the high-alcohol early drinking wines won't hold together for the long haul - if there's any doubt about that I'm out. Classic vintages is still ...
by Eric Egan
June 23rd, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 53
Views: 4791

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Yep, this is in a pretty good spot right now. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to open them - in fact, they won't be getting any better so might as well drink them soon;-)
by Eric Egan
June 22nd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2468

Re: DELETE THREAD

I just ordered some Lebanese food and drinking some mighty fine beer, perched at the top of the stairs on the top floor of our flat (it's where we get the last of the evening sun). What's with all this wine stuff anyway?
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by Eric Egan
June 21st, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2468

Re: DELETE THREAD

I was looking for a different wine from Argentina! Found it, finally. FYI, Mr. Delete here came on, posted twice, and sent a PM AND and email asking to have his account deleted and 'obliterate me' - I guess not getting his answer right away really bothered him? That seems both odd any annoying. Let...
by Eric Egan
June 21st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Half-Bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Aging Half-Bottles

No problem at all ageing halves in my experience. One of the best wines I ever tried was a half of Belgrave 1945 - once it blew away a bunch of other more reputable wines at the same sitting, including several first/second growths from exceptional vintages. With riesling I wouldn't worry in the slig...
by Eric Egan
June 18th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another restaurant wine list query
Replies: 14
Views: 1552

Re: Another restaurant wine list query

Egon Muller's 1995 Scharzhofberger Auslese for €298 is a pretty good deal...
by Eric Egan
June 16th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1943

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Watching Inspector Montalbano alone (2 year old finally asleep), eating pizza, and drinking a bottle of 1976 Bischöfliches Priesterseminar Wiltinger Kupp Auslese. It's a stunner!
by Eric Egan
June 10th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle condition - signs of seepage
Replies: 38
Views: 2806

Re: Bottle condition - signs of seepage

I take a risk on SOS on occasion if the colour looks good. Have had some superb seepers in my day, including some of my best wine experiences of all time, including a 1961 Gruaud Larose and a 1943 Monfrotino. Both had mid-low shoulder levels but good, clear colour. Both were superb. Also had a lot o...
by Eric Egan
June 10th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4701

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

However I agree that Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin is a good value ... but there are other ones, for instance several RSV or GE ... Yes - there are definitely still some good value wines from GE. I had a a Jean-Marc Millot Grands-Echezeaux 1997 recently that was shockingly good for the price and vint...
by Eric Egan
June 10th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 22
Views: 2844

Re: a basement discovery

I did actually come across a few bottles of the Bouchard recently. Not the '34 but an old NV probably released in the early '50s or so. It was surprisingly good. These won't be worth a lot but they should be a lot of fun to drink!

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