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by Yao C
January 18th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1548

Re: Large format

Restaurants will sometimes have gems on their magnum list and I'll spring for one even if it's really too much wine (e.g. a 2015 Gonon mag at $150; gone now needless to say)
by Yao C
January 18th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1785

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Oldest planned drink date in my spreadsheet: 2013 Yquem (2043) I also like the idea of opening my only double mag (2009 PYCM Chassagne En Remilly) for science just before I die at a ripe old age St. Aubin? From 2009-2011 PYCM made a Chassagne En Remilly, which is close to St Aubin En Remilly but no...
by Yao C
January 18th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

J.Vizuete wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 9:13 pm
One bottle each of
2014 Mouton
2014 Margaux
2014 LLC
2014 Henri Boillot Puligny Mouchere

Local store closed and offered 25% off or wholesale, whichever was better. Son’s birth year, I’m pretty pleased
Nice, especially the Boillot [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
January 18th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?

Thanks for this; the ease of backfilling Sauternes makes me want to be really choosy about vintages and it's simpler to avoid merely ok vintages like this For Sauternes, since 1988, I think the only good non-odd-year vintage was 2014? Happy to be corrected on that. FWIW I like 2008 for its richness ...
by Yao C
January 18th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1785

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Oldest planned drink date in my spreadsheet: 2013 Yquem (2043)

I also like the idea of opening my only double mag (2009 PYCM Chassagne En Remilly) for science just before I die at a ripe old age
by Yao C
January 17th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I held out on not buying wine until this afternoon...

2017 PYCM Meursault Genevrieres
by Yao C
January 17th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".
Replies: 32
Views: 1526

Re: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thanks for sharing your experience with these bottles. I have definitely had experiences where a "special" bottle brought to a special occasion will underwhelm vs something more "pedestrian" Which should be the reason to drink special bottles much more often [win...
by Yao C
January 16th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 955
Views: 64186

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Just to bring this thread back to the front page: 2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Combines steely precision with a round core of fruit in a package that is harmonious and complete; wonderfully realized, and shows an uncommon degree of class; improves with warmth and time in t...
by Yao C
January 16th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1787

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Drank 192, of which 97 brought from my collection. Sold 8

There's probably 70-100 additional bottles that I didn't track because they were 'everyday' wines or didn't make a strong impression at a tasting
by Yao C
January 13th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2995

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Matthew King wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 10:47 am
I’d be screwed now if I loaded up on age-worthy wines that I bought and liked in my 20s.
Another reason to buy fewer high quality wines - if your tastes change they'll be easier to sell down the road to replace with your newly preferred wines
by Yao C
January 10th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2995

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

I'm definitely in the buy fewer bottles that are better camp It amazes me that people spend a ton of time cataloguing and pricing their acquisitions to the umpteenth detail in spreadsheets and CellarTracker after they acquire them yet never do so BEFORE acquiring them even though we're essentially u...
by Yao C
January 10th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 42
Views: 2171

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet

So, when a I hear that someone had a great, amazing bottle, it never makes me optimistic that the scourge is a thing of the past...it is just a painful reminder of what has been lost. Are people here pretty resigned to drinking their pricey grand crus in a great vintage at 5 years of age? Or are th...
by Yao C
January 9th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Finalized: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: Goodbye Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula, Feb or March

George Chadwick wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 6:47 pm
If Burt's daughters and Blake can attend, those dates will control.
Spoken like a true lawyer neener
by Yao C
January 8th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3520

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Yao C wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Favorite introductions for 2019 :)

Raymond Trollat

Rub it in!!!
It wasn't an introduction as much as a fleeting hello/goodbye to a producer I'm never going to be able to buy [cry.gif]

Counting my blessings though! [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
January 8th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3520

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Favorite introductions for 2019 :)

Donnhoff GG Dellchen - Alan Rath
Ecard Narbantons - Lee Short
Foillard Morgon 3.14 - Andy Koeberl
Raymond Trollat - Charlie Fu

Thanks guys [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
January 8th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End 2019 dinner (Petrus 95, d'Yquem 88, Trotanoy 99, Pontet-Canet 47, Gruaud-Larose 28, ...)
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: End 2019 dinner (Petrus 95, d'Yquem 88, Trotanoy 99, Pontet-Canet 47, Gruaud-Larose 28, ...)

Thank you for the notes! I have got to get more 1988 Yquem

Google Translate rendered part of your Cahors note as:
led by fairly authoritarian but classy tannin
Which gave me an unexpected laugh [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
January 7th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2985

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I have a 2006 Pax Walker Vine Hill magnum lined up :)
by Yao C
December 23rd, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411335

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2005 Coche-Dury Meursault Advanced, with a brownish color, cidery nose, and clipped finish void of all interest; with air, and at cooler temperatures (low 40s, down from the 60-65 on open) the oxidation took a back seat to reveal a massive wine, with the thickest mouthfeel I've ever experienced in ...
by Yao C
December 19th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Warren Taranow wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 10:59 pm
1971 Nervi Gattinara Riserva
Nice, I have to get me some of that
by Yao C
December 19th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just a few bottles while passing through Hong Kong... 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Meursault Perrieres 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Ancegnieres 2008 Taittinger Collection Salgado 1971 Travaglini Gattinara I would have loaded up. I guess you didnt have space? I previously found ...
by Yao C
December 18th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just a few bottles while passing through Hong Kong...

2017 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Meursault Perrieres
2017 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Ancegnieres
2008 Taittinger Collection Salgado
1971 Travaglini Gattinara
by Yao C
December 18th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14768

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

1990 Dauvissat Clos might just barely pip the 2005 Trollat/2010 Gonon VV/1990 Verset combo for my top spot, and that's saying something
Don Brazelton wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 4:23 am
Discovery - sparklers from Tasmania
I'd like to hear more about this please :)
by Yao C
December 18th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: Wine auction businesses, if tariffs persist.

I agree; anything that hurts wine consumption will hurt auction businesses in the long run. The tariffs will certainly i) reduce wine consumption period and ii) create substitution effects away from wine (whisky, bourbon, gin, sake, etc etc), and it is unlikely that other wine regions will completel...
by Yao C
December 14th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)

I highly recommend Kongyiji Restaurant (孔乙己酒楼) in Shanghai. It's a bit of a journey to get to the original location, which is in a sketchy part of town, and you'll need a driver who knows what he's doing. The food is highly authentic, and they have a pretty good alcohol selection (huangjiu and baiji...
by Yao C
December 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Forbes: The “naughty truth” about wine tasting

John Morris wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 1:10 pm
The real bastardization of Forbes occurred after the Forbes family sold out to Chinese interests in 2014, however. Now it's just a brand, trading on its distant glorious past.
This sounds familiar... thanks for the tidbit
by Yao C
December 12th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14768

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

J.Vizuete wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 10:14 am
NV Prevost Beguines - incredible nose, a real WTF moment for me that got me looking for more Pinot Meuniere
Someone kindly opened a Prevost Fac-Simile to share and I was blown away. Like you, I had a real moment of disbelief that Meunier could be this good
by Yao C
December 12th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stepping it up
Replies: 23
Views: 1720

Re: Stepping it up

J. Galang wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Great night, here are the usual suspects.
So jealous! What a wonderful evening :)
by Yao C
December 12th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Was able to snag the 1994 Guigal Landonne & Turque from the Envoyer offering today. Birth year for my brother and I suspect that 1994 may be a little bit underrated as a N Rhone vintage...
by Yao C
December 9th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 955
Views: 64186

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2014 Etienne Calsac Champagne Les Rocheforts Blanc de Blancs Exactly what I look for in this type of BdB Champagne. With a low dosage of only 3 gL, this came across as stunningly sweet and decadent; probably the malolactic fermentation? That said, the nose was full of pears, jasmine, honey, and a b...
by Yao C
December 9th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411335

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I had some anxiety from Adrian's note on Cellartracker and decided to pop one for dinner with my best friend. As it turns out, there was no need to worry about these being in any way unnaturally forward or advanced 2012 Marcel Juge Cornas An arresting nose: herbaceous funk, barbecued pork, and a lig...
by Yao C
December 9th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: 2012 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB

Thank you for taking one for the team Michael! I was itching to try one but now I think I'll hoard the few bottles I have for a little while more Sadly, the price has crept up, and they're getting harder to source. I had an '09 at a restaurant last year that was transcendent. I'm happy to have quite...
by Yao C
December 9th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 955
Views: 64186

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2011 Marie-Noelle Ledru Cuvee du Goulte Blanc de Noirs Served just under cellar temperature; showcases massive scale and breadth - all mineral and toast - before gathering nicely to a laser-like finish that goes on and on; perfectly balanced and not at all austere, this is a gorgeous drink; good plus
by Yao C
December 6th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Allemand Reynard
2004 Giacosa Rabaja
by Yao C
December 2nd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411335

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1990 Vieux Chateau Certan Delicious interplay between earth and smoke and dark-ish fruit - great pairing for the food at Californios; silky and plush in the mouth but with enough acid to keep things fresh; fully resolved and perhaps getting a trifle soupy with time in glass; this needs drinking up ...
by Yao C
November 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411335

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1990 Vieux Chateau Certan Delicious interplay between earth and smoke and dark-ish fruit - great pairing for the food at Californios; silky and plush in the mouth but with enough acid to keep things fresh; fully resolved and perhaps getting a trifle soupy with time in glass; this needs drinking up;...
by Yao C
November 30th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 955
Views: 64186

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Thank you Jordan!
by Yao C
November 30th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2985

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

Confirmed :)

Thank you Rich for taking on the burden of organizing
by Yao C
November 29th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2012 Perrier Jouet Champagne Belle Epoque
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: TN - 2012 Perrier Jouet Champagne Belle Epoque

If you have fond memories of the 1980s- the big hair, Wall Street being cool, Porsches, Tony's and Harry's Kenya (for Houston folks) and the time when Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque was the champagne to be seen drinking- the 2012 is a great trip down memory lane with, I think, a bright future. I had no...
by Yao C
November 29th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 955
Views: 64186

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut Showing a nice citrusy blanc de blanc character with excellent cut; right on the edge of being too austere for my taste but lovely with rich Thanksgiving food; all in all a quite enjoyable rec from Robert Panzer; looking forward to the next bottle i...
by Yao C
November 29th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Yao C wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 2:47 pm
2014 DRC Corton, which K&L was inexplicably selling for $650

I'm such a piker compared to Yong :)
That's a great price! Any left?
Just the one I'm afraid
by Yao C
November 29th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 955
Views: 64186

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut Showing a nice citrusy blanc de blanc character with excellent cut; right on the edge of being too austere for my taste but lovely with rich Thanksgiving food; all in all a quite enjoyable rec from Robert Panzer; looking forward to the next bottle i...
by Yao C
November 29th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 DRC Corton, which K&L was inexplicably selling for $650

I'm such a piker compared to Yong :)
by Yao C
November 25th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6067

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

We'll be supplementing our host's lineup with:

2008 Ployez-Jacquemart BdB Extra Brut
2016 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese (mag)
1995 Yquem

I enjoy using occasions like this to turn people on to Sauternes (or glorious Mosel Riesling, for that matter)
by Yao C
November 25th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perception of Acidity in Wine Over Time
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: Perception of Acidity in Wine Over Time

3. Some high acid wines (e.g., Burgundy, nebbiolos from Northwest Italy, some Northern Rhone syrahs) can develop a kind of sweet fruit with age that balances out the acidity that may have been conspicious young. This is counter-intuitive, since it's more common for wines to show their fruitiness wh...
by Yao C
November 24th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2505

Re: Barolo recs

I had various random encounters with Nebbiolo over the past few years but the light never really came on until I tried something 40+ years old. Per Nathan it's really weird and counterintuitive the way it can taste oxidized and dead on opening, but come alive at hour 6

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Yao C
November 22nd, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Day out in Sauternes Nov. 2019 - 12 châteaux
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Day out in Sauternes Nov. 2019 - 12 châteaux

Great read! Thank you :)

Sauternes was my first love and I retain a real soft spot for it. Doisy Daene l’Extravagant, with enough age (say 17ish years), always delivers for me in that full throttle ultra sweet style. Ditto La Tour Blanche with that coconutty note
by Yao C
November 20th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12547
Views: 605231

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Warren Taranow wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 9:09 pm
2008 Gimonnet Special Club Millesimé de Collection Mag
Nice I grabbed one too

Also 1996 Gimonnet Gastronome
by Yao C
November 20th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2394

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

WELL DON’T. Just drink beer or tea. Doesn’t matter what beer or tea, any are perfect. But no wine is good. Okay, maaaaybe Champagne, or some ultra-obscure white variety that few have ever encountered or heard of. If you're ever in Hong Kong I recommend visiting a traditional Cantonese eatery (try F...
by Yao C
November 20th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to best show young Bordeaux?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: How to best show young Bordeaux?

Anton D wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Slash decant and start the tasting party.

Tell people "small pours" and track how the wines develop through the evening.
Seconding this, and welcome [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
November 19th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Jan 13/14
Replies: 75
Views: 2985

Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

I'm interested too :)

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