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by Eric Egan
July 12th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 525
Views: 36344

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Interesting list but to my palate HB and LMHB flipped to the dark side some time ago.
by Eric Egan
July 11th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 84
Views: 5326

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Like many, I have a bunch of different glasses, and I choose the one that I think will fit the profile of whatever I'm opening. For more structured Burgundy with age, for example, I'll normally use the Riedel Sommelier; for others I'll use the Zalto Gravitas Omega (a marmite glass but I love it), or...
by Eric Egan
July 9th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3420

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

I agree with a lot of the above. You don't have to spend a lot of money to find your *epiphany Burgundy*, you just have to follow what you like and listen to advice about similar producers. My epiphany was with a Guillemot Serpentieres Savigny 1978 that cost me about £30, albeit at auction about 8 y...
by Eric Egan
July 8th, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1931

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Interesting Question. For me:

Reds:
Vosne
Volnay
Gevrey
Aloxe-Corton
Chambolle

Whites:
Chablis (by a country mile)
Puligny
Mersault
by Eric Egan
June 21st, 2020, 2:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche

I don’t know if there’s been some kind of misunderstanding here but I think Matthew’s note seems quite positive of the wine, no?
by Eric Egan
June 18th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 bottles of 1924 Lafaurie-Payreguay. Zing.
by Eric Egan
June 17th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450107

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1988 Bel Air Marquis d’Aligre. Just what I needed.
by Eric Egan
June 17th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2247

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

Interesting question. I’m on around:

Dry: 0%
Kabinett: 15%
Spatlese: 10%
Auslese: 45%
BA: 20%
Eiswein: 5%
TBA: 5%

Looks like I have a lot more BA than I though, probably down to having bought a bunch of cases from the ‘70s at auction. Still some very good deals out there.
by Eric Egan
June 17th, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A small allocation of 2017 Dauvissat. Just one each of Clos, Preuses, Forest, and Vaillons.
by Eric Egan
June 17th, 2020, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: 2019 Bordeaux Recommendations for Longest Lived

I woodland also be looking at low alcohol (well, comparably low at least). The birth year wine will be buying are Lafite, Mouton, Leoville Barton, and perhaps Carmes Haut Brion.
by Eric Egan
June 17th, 2020, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5429

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Every bottle of Keller I have ever tasted.
+1

Though actually, I had a spatlese that was pretty good...
by Eric Egan
June 16th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5429

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

most lauded post-1999 Bordeaux, with a few honourable exceptions.

Most recently the 2005 and 2010 Chateau Palmer I had the other day, which were really underwhelming (thought admittedly the 2015 and 2016 were pretty good - are they turning the tide? I guess we'll have to wait and see).
by Eric Egan
June 8th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

5x Gros-Renaudot Richebourg 1970 That might be interesting! Not the easiest vintage, to say the least, but they (Anne Gros' father and uncle) made good wines back then. The 1959 is one of the best non-DRC / Leroy Richebourgs I ever tasted. Yeah, I thought it was worth a shot. Good levels (well, one...
by Eric Egan
June 8th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

5x Gros-Renaudot Richebourg 1970
4x Francois Gros Chambolle-Musigny 1976
And a few mixed Rioja: Tondonia 1970, Imperial 1955, Contino 1975 [cheers.gif]
by Eric Egan
June 8th, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8103

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

Have you tried the Bousse d’Or. That is an interesting find. I've had a few of the bottles. One never really came out of its shell (I opened the lowest level first - only 4cm but as the others were <2cm I imagine it had a weaker cork) but the other was superb - pretty much at its peak but it's goin...
by Eric Egan
June 7th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8103

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

Probably Tondonia Rosado 2008 at somewhere between 2-3 cases. Then Bousse d’Or 1980 at just over two cases (I got a stunning offer on it last year). I have, of all things, 2 cases of Mas Daumas Gassac 1983 and 2007 Egon Muller Auslese as well.
by Eric Egan
June 1st, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

You have much experience with this bottling? I wouldn’t say much; I’ve had a bottle each of the ‘78 and ‘55. The former was very good but not outstanding (could have been down to storage problems), but the latter was a real marvel - as good an old Hermitage as I’ve had. Don’t know who made the wine...
by Eric Egan
June 1st, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

Really? It’s not exactly beautiful but I wouldn’t call it ugly. Information is clear. Without knowing the producer ahead of time, would you buy this bottle? How about Laurent Ponsot’s new label...A5A0FE54-B5C7-4AF3-9838-0E91D914E0DD.jpeg /thread That's a bit harsh. It went down very well when it wa...
by Eric Egan
June 1st, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis

I love Leon Barral’s wines. The reds are all very good, but if you get a chance to try one of his whites with a bit of age you won’t be disappointed either. It’s worth looking up how he makes them, mostly with ancient Terret Blanc and Gris. As to Faugeres in general, there are a whole load of super...
by Eric Egan
May 31st, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

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by Eric Egan
May 31st, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis

As to Faugeres in general, there are a whole load of superb producers, with anything from modern to very traditional styles. To begin with, I’d say Alquier, Chateau Grezan, Vallambelle, Haut Fabregues, Haut Lignier, and Trinités are worth a look. Then there’s of course Cèbene, which is probably up ...
by Eric Egan
May 31st, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jaboulet-Vercherre Hermitage Rochefine 1964 x2 You have much experience with this bottling? I wouldn’t say much; I’ve had a bottle each of the ‘78 and ‘55. The former was very good but not outstanding (could have been down to storage problems), but the latter was a real marvel - as good an old Herm...
by Eric Egan
May 31st, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Delamotte Collection 2004
Tondonia Grand Reserva 1961
Jaboulet-Vercherre Hermitage Rochefine 1964 x2
Clos de la Salace (Haut-Barsac) 1947 & 1949

And a bunch of mixed Leon Barral
by Eric Egan
May 31st, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis
Replies: 21
Views: 587

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis

I love Leon Barral’s wines. The reds are all very good, but if you get a chance to try one of his whites with a bit of age you won’t be disappointed either. It’s worth looking up how he makes them, mostly with ancient Terret Blanc and Gris. As to Faugeres in general, there are a whole load of superb...
by Eric Egan
May 22nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Europe Based Zoom Tastings?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Europe Based Zoom Tastings?

I’ve been out of the game for a while but have recently signed up for a few of the 67PallMall tastings (like the upcoming Chapoutier tasting, which looks great), for where they ship out 75ml samples to the UK/EU. This seems like a great initiative. Does anyone know if there are any other groups doin...
by Eric Egan
May 22nd, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?.

Been out of the game for a while but back in the saddle with:

6xCedric Bouchard Val Vilaine 2017 (couldn’t resist at the price)
2x Jaboulet Varcherre, Hermitage Rochefine 1964
A bunch of Tondonia Rosado 2010 - got an offer at the release price so couldn’t turn it down.
by Eric Egan
April 17th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Zoom event????
Replies: 65
Views: 1573

Re: Champagne Zoom event????

Would definitely be up for this and, if I don't have anything at home, ordering something for delivery to/in the UK.
by Eric Egan
April 17th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Quarantine Wines
Replies: 45
Views: 2275

Re: Best Quarantine Wines

Best so far would have to be an 1899 Latour. Because why not? Will our species survive this and if we do, do we deserve to? In any case, might as well drink some good wine. This was a pretty special bottle - I look forward to eating the dregs in the morning!
by Eric Egan
April 14th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

As to the OP, the auction market is doing strange things right now. A lot of international buyers are fighting over relatively meagre pickings as a whole bunch of auctions have been called off (pretty much everything in the UK for example), apart from the peer-to-peer sites. I've seen some strangely...
by Eric Egan
April 2nd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668946

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

11 bottles of Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre (1988 and 1982) and a half of 1971 Heppenheimer Eckweg Riesling TBA thrown in to make the dozen.
by Eric Egan
March 26th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1976

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: 259

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 2211

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 2575

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: 3112

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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: 2057

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: 2964

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: 3136

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: 13703
Views: 668946

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 ...

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