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by Yao C
March 1st, 2021, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?

My spouse likes lush, fruit-driven but complex, and dislikes heat, thin-ness or pruney-ness. That means I have two choices when it comes to Bordeaux and Bordeaux-styled Napa: young blueberry milkshake (think Caymus) that he'll be ok to drink, or mature high-end stuff (think Dominus, Lynch Bages, Mou...
by Yao C
March 1st, 2021, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '00" Corton-Charlemagne 2017...$325!
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: '00" Corton-Charlemagne 2017...$325!

I had a glass of this last night. I was underwhelmed. It was lean, and not very expressive. To be fair, perhaps it wasn’t open, and it was just a single glass consumed over 20 minutes. But, blind, I would have called it an over-cropped village Puligny. Interesting. I tried the 2016 EGW over Christm...
by Yao C
February 27th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Charmes
Replies: 2
Views: 322

TN: 2005 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Charmes

We've been quarantined in a hotel room in Hong Kong these past weeks, and popped this PYCM to celebrate reaching the halfway point [cheers.gif] 2005 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Charmes Last year without wax for PYCM 750s; light gold with a green tinge in the glass; thick, weighty and bold; sho...
by Yao C
February 25th, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3&4 for me. Me too. Clearly. We now have 3 different clear answers. :) I might be with you pre-2010, but definitely not post 2014. Thank you all (also Andrew)! Greg I'll probably take my chances and lay these down for a little bit. Are you referring to Ramonet? What's happened to them post 2014?
by Yao C
February 25th, 2021, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Not a purchase yet, but I'd love to tap the collective wisdom. If you want to splurge on some white Burgundy but your budget will only stretch to two of these four, which two would you pick? (assume prices are equal) 2017 Coche-Dury Meursault 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Batard Montrachet 2017 Ramon...
by Yao C
February 21st, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Demi-Sec Champagne?
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Demi-Sec Champagne?

I was surprised by how good Exquise was when I had it. Nocturne I'm less of a fan, and I generally love the house style. Will have to give Margaine a shot IMO demi sec goes with everything Champagne goes with (yes even oysters and such). The few times we've picked it have been when we've dined with ...
by Yao C
February 15th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Herbfarm? Woodinville WA
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Herbfarm? Woodinville WA

This place came up in some random wine-searcher searches and I started exploring the list that they have for sale. Is this place legit? If so, how do we not hear more about this wine list? It’s pretty awesome! It's legit and the wines are in general in very good condition. My friends and I have bou...
by Yao C
February 15th, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12776
Views: 520001

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1998 Musar Fully tertiary red fruit with a high-toned lift from the VA and band-aid from the brett to add complexity; gleefully, transgressively delicious because you know you're not supposed to like these faults; in a lighter bodied, fresh style that is very easy to drink; like a cross between old...
by Yao C
February 13th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?
Replies: 39
Views: 1622

Re: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?

Several days ago but just discovering this thread :p 1990 Yquem Honeyed and delicious with not a hair out of place. I like that the fruit is diverse, and not the overwhelming dried apricot that older Sauternes can sometimes show. A better showing than a bottle opened 5 years ago, with an extra level...
by Yao C
February 12th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines
Replies: 42
Views: 1894

Re: Napa recs for lover of cooler climate wines

I'd love to try something that captures the spirit of the Napa terroir without being a dark fruited oak bomb (and preferably cost $100 or less). I'm interested in Cabernet, which seems the best place to start simply bc of popularity, but would love to hear about other recs as well for Merlot, Petit...
by Yao C
February 12th, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Auction Insanity
Replies: 33
Views: 2145

Re: More Auction Insanity

But this is the Bourgogne not the Vosne... maybe someone forgot?
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for White Wine lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 2240

Re: Question for White Wine lovers

Brady Daniels wrote: February 11th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Yao C wrote: February 11th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Brady Daniels wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:26 pm I wanted red with our jiaozi Chinese New Years Eve dinner
The most horrifying thing I've read on here for a while [pwn.gif]
Yeah, I mostly agree, but it’s a snowy night in Portland. And it would have been a light red. 😉
Ah, that makes sense tonight of all nights in the Pacific NW
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for White Wine lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 2240

Re: Question for White Wine lovers

Brady Daniels wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:26 pm I wanted red with our jiaozi Chinese New Years Eve dinner
The most horrifying thing I've read on here for a while [pwn.gif]
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1597

Re: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?

Jay Miller wrote: February 11th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Yao C wrote: February 11th, 2021, 6:09 pm Don't forget Jadot's Corton Charlemagne, which is domaine and now under DIAM
That's great news. I had completely given up on Jadot whites. Is the same true for all their whites?
Yes I believe they are DIAM across the board from the 2011 vintage onwards
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1597

Re: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?

Don't forget Jadot's Corton Charlemagne, which is domaine and now under DIAM
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need Islamic holiday food help
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Help - I need Islamic holiday food help

I need help with what is an appropriate food to either break the daily fast during Ramadan or for a big family meal (if there is one), on the day before Ramadan starts. Try Murtabak, which is a pretty common thing in Southeast Asia where I grew up https://www.studymalaysia.com/education/top-stories...
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for White Wine lovers
Replies: 58
Views: 2240

Re: Question for White Wine lovers

What is it in white wine that you enjoy? Was there any specific wine that drove you into white wines? Is it the pairings? Many of my peak wine experiences have been with 15-30+ year old white Burgundy. There's a deep, rich complexity that they develop that I've found difficult to replicate with oth...
by Yao C
February 11th, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Latest auction haul: 2007 Ridge Monte Bello 2013 Hubert Lamy Criots Batard Montrachet Haute Densite 2016 Hubert Lamy St Aubin Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite I won the Criots before bidding got really out of hand on subsequent bottles... 1 bottle of 2017 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie I didn't like th...
by Yao C
February 10th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1853

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

William Kelley wrote: February 10th, 2021, 4:35 pm 17, 18 and 19 have been very good. So, we will see, but I'm quite optimistic.
I appreciate the optimism! Might seek out a few...
by Yao C
February 10th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anybody eaten basque cheesecake?
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: Has anybody eaten basque cheesecake?

Marshall Manning wrote: February 9th, 2021, 6:56 am We made one for Thankgiving, and while I thought it was really nice, it didn't seem quite as "cloudlike" (the recipe mentions this) nor quite as deeply flavored as I would have liked. Maybe that was our execution?
Try the one from La Rose Patisserie in Beaverton; it's excellent
by Yao C
February 9th, 2021, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1853

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

alan weinberg wrote: February 9th, 2021, 8:07 pm if we talk favorites, the twin titans 85 and 86 are my choice. Still have one bottle of 86 left.
Tried the 1985 just over a year ago and it was fresh as a daisy. Such a sadness they don't make them like that anymore
by Yao C
February 9th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

David thanks for this! I buried mine after two bottles last year came up short, but good to hear the wine is coming together
by Yao C
February 8th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12776
Views: 520001

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Luchets Big and buttery to start but tightens nicely to reveal citrus and a hint of the exotic, coming to a nice point on the salty, mouthwatering finish; the flavors are supported beautifully by the substantial mid-palate, which just goes on and on; lives up to Luchet...
by Yao C
February 7th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4982

Re: K&L

For me it's selection of CA wines mostly. They get bottles that I could probably find at auction, but maybe I just want to try 1 bottle, or the price is better than auction. For example recently picked up an 88 beringer and a 15 akasha at prices that I would not have found at auction. Agree; they s...
by Yao C
February 7th, 2021, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

Don't assume that the '47 Cheval Blanc was particularly high in alcohol. William Kelly posted some fascinating figures on great Bordeauxs (and Burgundies and Napa cabs ), and many were at alcohol levels that now look shockingly low: 2003 Château Haut Brion: 12.22%, 0.51 TA, pH 3.62 2005 Château Laf...
by Yao C
February 7th, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1902
Views: 128629

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

MV Jacques Selosse Substance Disgorged 11/23/2016; poured a beautiful burnished gold; large scaled, vinous, but impeccably fresh flavors of citrus, toast, salty minerality, and a touch of exotic spice; long and substantial (as befits the name), aided by the subtle creaminess of the mousse, but fini...
by Yao C
February 3rd, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9427

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

Personally, I think the numbers are far more useful than most of the tasting notes you come across. (See John's thread.) I have no clue what white flowers are, or cast iron pan, or many of the other descriptions. And people talk about violets but how many people have gotten down on their knees and ...
by Yao C
February 1st, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2752

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

Friend of mine shattered a decanter by placing it too roughly in an ice bucket. If it's a wine you need to keep on ice, a regular bottle is much more reliable
by Yao C
February 1st, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12776
Views: 520001

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2002 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Like an Eiswein with concentrated bursts of clean white and tropical fruit; little detectable botrytis or petrol; creamy texture and just enough acidity to stay fresh; quite enjoyable with strong flavors at dinner; good I hope you saved some f...
by Yao C
February 1st, 2021, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12776
Views: 520001

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2002 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Like an Eiswein with concentrated bursts of clean white and tropical fruit; little detectable botrytis or petrol; creamy texture and just enough acidity to stay fresh; quite enjoyable with strong flavors at dinner; good
by Yao C
January 31st, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1902
Views: 128629

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Soliciting opinions for Champagne tonight: Ployez-Jacquemart Cuvee Granite or 2002 Liesse? I've never had either and would love to hear if anyone has thoughts... Liesse. Then talk about it. :) Your wish is my command champagne.gif 2002 Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d'Harbonville Electrifying acidity, cr...
by Yao C
January 30th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1902
Views: 128629

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Soliciting opinions for Champagne tonight: Ployez-Jacquemart Cuvee Granite or 2002 Liesse? I've never had either and would love to hear if anyone has thoughts...
by Yao C
January 30th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Kweichow Moutai - Luxury Liqueur: Anyone ever taste it?
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Kweichow Moutai - Luxury Liqueur: Anyone ever taste it?

Sounds really intriguing. Anyone ever try it? I find it highly enjoyable, especially the traditional way: lots of spicy food on the table and lots of friends/family toasting each other with those little cups. It is in my view much superior to sake for this purpose. First discovered it while traveli...
by Yao C
January 26th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 135
Views: 7341

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

Third, I strongly agree that drinking sweet wines with desserts is super overkill more often than not. In fact, a dessert and a sweet wine can often kill each other off. I've pretty much advocated since I've been on the board that you should enjoy your sweet wines with savory dishes as well if not ...
by Yao C
January 24th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet Blancs 2018s
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Ramonet Blancs 2018s

dcornutt wrote: January 24th, 2021, 3:27 pm These are WOW wines. Different than the 2017s. They are more forward but extremely well made.
Thank you for the heads up on these [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
January 23rd, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12776
Views: 520001

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Xavier Gerard Côte-Rôtie Primarily darkish fruit, with just enough herbaceous funk to save it from complete anonymity; light and 'fluid' on the palate; not particularly interesting, and pretty poor value - I would rather have the '18 H-N Vosne from a few days ago for the same money; decent plu...
by Yao C
January 22nd, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End 2020 - Beginning 2021 interesting wines (and also a few relative disappointments)
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: End 2020 - Beginning 2021 interesting wines (and also a few relative disappointments)

Rayas rouge 2008 : 18,5/20 ... Domaine Thierry Allemand, ' Chaillots' , Cornas 2005 : 16,5/20 Would love to hear more about the Rayas and Allemand. The Allemand I've also had a bad experience with - ordered at a restaurant, first bottle had out of control VA, second still had some but more manageable
by Yao C
January 21st, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 26
Views: 5877

Re: Champagne offer

Wonderful experience buying from Kevin; would very much do again champagne.gif
by Yao C
January 20th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

MV Selosse Substance
MV Selosse La Cote Faron
2017 Benetiere Cordeloux
2014 Benetiere Dolium
2009 Agrapart Mineral
by Yao C
January 20th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1902
Views: 128629

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2014 Pierre Peters l'Esprit Light, bright citrus with a touch of bread built atop a substantial mineral structure; a little stolid and lacking in aromatic nuance - no florals for instance - but what's there is solid and satisfying; good minus Popped a 2012 Cristal to celebrate the inauguration toda...
by Yao C
January 18th, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3354

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I voted for 2000; as others have said it's rich & ripe and pre-dates the peak of Parker-mania of 2009/2010. The 2005s I've had have been good, but in a particular 2005-ish way that just doesn't move me. 2014 and on are too young for me to comment, but I hope the 2015s are good as I bought heavil...
by Yao C
January 17th, 2021, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Bordeaux Lovers
Replies: 46
Views: 2053

Re: Question for Bordeaux Lovers

I wonder where La Mission Haut Brion should go in this; IMO it deserves a mention for sheer consistency and being a bit cheaper than Haut Brion
by Yao C
January 15th, 2021, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Umbria Campoleone
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: TN: 2000 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Umbria Campoleone

Wow! Pretty eye opening that Ferruccio Lamborghini owned a winery, and what's more that the wines are good in their own right and not just trading off the brand name
by Yao C
January 15th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 36
Views: 2967

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

Matthew King wrote: January 14th, 2021, 5:59 pm Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot
This and also Regis Forey Echezeaux in the $120-150 range
by Yao C
January 14th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 54
Views: 7291

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

2018 Marcel Lapierre Morgon 'Cuvee Marcel Lapierre' Attractive at first: attention grabbing large-scaled dark fruit with mercifully moderate alcohol (13.5% on the bottle) and a bit of velvety tannin; turns disturbingly soupy and cloying over time due to the lack of acidity; disappointing that this ...
by Yao C
January 12th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconsidering my position on wax capsules
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: Reconsidering my position on wax capsules

However, this recent article I came across on Olivier Lamy’s attempts to curb premox with a combination of DIAM corks and wax capsules has me reconsidering my position. Apparently PYCM as well. The effect may be marginal, but I like the idea of this measure working in concert with multiple other li...
by Yao C
January 11th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 51
Views: 4009

Re: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

Juliec wrote: January 11th, 2021, 5:08 pm - Makgeolli (+1 with Chaad Kooksoondang)
+1 though I get horrendous hangovers from makgeolli

I have to try the Lambrusco suggestion one of these days
by Yao C
January 11th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 27
Views: 2132

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs

Will let you know if it makes it 3 days but a zero change over 24 hours on day 2, although the wine has really opened up and shows more spice and leans more apple than lemon and has picked up weight and texture in the mouthfeel. Thank you for the early look! I'm tucking mine away for many more year...
by Yao C
January 11th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 27
Views: 2132

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs

I'm no scientist, but I found that leaving the stopper off (or loose) left me with more bubbles in the wine at the end of the day than if I sealed it tight and then released it at each account. Maybe the pressurization and subsequent release is worse for the wine than just a slow, natural release? ...
by Yao C
January 9th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812134

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few auctions...

2006 Ridge Monte Bello
2004 Rayas
2001 Heitz Martha's

... and hopefully a few Agrapart 2014s

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