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by Yao C
September 18th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5168

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

$119 a case. $125 half a case. $135 one bottle. $135.99 I'll just buy more Marguet, Bouchard, Etienne Calsac, Laherte Frères, Moussé Fils, Vilmart and Ployez-Jacquemart; I hear there is a glut of Champagne. Any idea when the 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d'Harbonville is due to be released (or the ...
by Yao C
September 14th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12324
Views: 467279

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2002 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrieres Ex-domaine; light-bodied and easygoing; hint of greenness that is nicely balanced with fruit and other complexities; relies on acidity for structure - the tannin is rather wispy and dissipated; lost some complexity and interest with aeration; ...
by Yao C
September 11th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5168

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

My husband and I both like CdC, and it's rare for our tastes to intersect that well. Unless the price gets truly crazy (like well in excess of $200) I'll probably buy a bunch
by Yao C
September 11th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1982 and 1985 Mouton
Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 12:20 pm
More Falkenstein.
Nice to see all this love for Falkenstein. I'll have to try some
by Yao C
September 10th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3113

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

Anthony Zhang wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Hey all,
I’m Anthony, cofounder and CEO of Vinovest.

A ton of comments here so I’ll try to address the most common ones I’m seeing:
Hi Anthony, this wasn't on your list but I'd love a sense for how wines for investment are selected. Is 1987 Cos actually part of the portfolio for real?
by Yao C
September 9th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Stack of Ployez-Jacquemart - refill of their 2008 BdB, which I'm a fan of, plus the 2002 Liesse and the MV Granite
by Yao C
September 6th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4895

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

I ran the numbers on my collection (just over 500 bottles), but they don't tell the whole story: The lack of Bordeaux on my list has nothing to do with how often I drink it. I'll buy aged Bordeaux and drink soon after it arrives, and don't bother buying young Bordeaux to age. I'd rather shift my bud...
by Yao C
September 3rd, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12324
Views: 467279

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 2:35 pm
I had a few others here have noted that the 2000 is really not representative of Sociando and the vintage. Plus it has some variability. The 2001 drinks more like a 2000! Insiders know that, as notice you rarely see 2001s for sale! Track some down, really excellent.
Much obliged [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
September 3rd, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12324
Views: 467279

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Just popped another 2000 Chateau Sociando Mallet. Most excellent. While this vintage of SM has some variability - some bottles have been too green even for my Yak Chinon palate - this bottle sings. It's good to hear! I wrote off S-M based on an unsatisfying experience with their 2000 several years ...
by Yao C
September 1st, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 4:09 pm
This is seriously good. Best since the '07 for mine.
Thank you for the early look, and for making me feel good about stocking up. I'd love to get your thoughts on ageability

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by Yao C
September 1st, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Wines for cellar

Lastly, take a look at the availability of back vintage wines and think about that when stockpiling. If you really fancy super second Bordeaux, back vintages of those can be found relatively easily - albeit with a price premium. However, if your thing is buying low production burgundy - it may not ...
by Yao C
September 1st, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

I live about 15 miles from Woodinville. It is absolutely the silliest excuse for a "wine region" in the entire world. The majority of visitors there are just "bar hopping." All the vineyards are on the other side of the state. We "fondly" refer to Woodinville as the Wine Mall. You'll go there once....
by Yao C
September 1st, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Chris may be an old crank, but he ends with very good advice: But to answer your question, as a Seattle area denizen, I recommend you order all of your wine from Vinopolis, Sec, and Avalon in Portland, and make a couple of visits to the Willamette Valley each year to visit world class wineries. No ...
by Yao C
August 28th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 49
Views: 1367

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

My spouse is a 1980 vintage. I suggest Yquem :)
by Yao C
August 28th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Rhone night
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: TNs: Rhone night

Thanks for the notes! 2013 Domaine Barge Cote Rotie Le Combard Elegant and floral, clearly a Cote-Rotie. Less structured than the Cote Brune that I tried previously but was able to guess the producer from the balance between structure and elegance. Did this need a lot of air to open up? I have a cou...
by Yao C
August 28th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2002 Krug Clos du Mesnil 1989 Lynch Bages PSA: Flatiron SF is running a 15% off sale... New here, so first post :) Nonetheless a few highlights of some of my recent purchases over the past months that I am excited about: 2002 Leflaive Montrachet 2012 Roumier Musigny 2017 Ramonet Montrachet quite an ...
by Yao C
August 20th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 90s Corton-Charlemagne (99 Jadot, 96 BdM), 2007 Cornas (Juge, Allemand), 2001 Rieussec
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: TN: 90s Corton-Charlemagne (99 Jadot, 96 BdM), 2007 Cornas (Juge, Allemand), 2001 Rieussec

Adding my notes to the mix: 1996 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Pale straw; amazingly youthful and well-preserved; bit of 'meat and two veg' reduction to start, but it quickly blows off; shows driving, linear citrus fruit that's given focus and support by a core of salty extract; suffered a l...
by Yao C
August 18th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1989 Fonsalette Syrah

Have high hopes for this one :)
by Yao C
August 18th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?
Replies: 55
Views: 1792

Re: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?

Otto Forsberg wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 11:55 pm
That's why it is inherently a rather poor choice for making a typically "crisp and refreshing" white - it just isn't built for that.
Thank you Otto for one of the most enlightening posts I've read in my time on this forum [cheers.gif]
by Yao C
August 18th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)

Thank you for the info on the Grande Reserve! Seems right up my alley and I'll look for it in the US
by Yao C
August 18th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Krug
Replies: 46
Views: 1811

Re: TN: 2004 Krug

The 160 is drinking better. I never really got any of them and really don’t have any desire to get GC that aren’t 164 and 168 (and maybe a few 163) There's regrettably very little of it out there, but the 165 may be my favorite of the bunch. The 2004 is IMO an acquired taste. I tasted the 160 side-...
by Yao C
August 18th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)

I have no idea what the difference is between the Grande and the regular

I definitely view the Chetillons on the same level as the Comtes, and I regularly buy it to age
by Yao C
August 16th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10211

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

To a customer, a $5 or $10 difference on a corkage charge may be annoying, but 20 of those per month may be the difference between a restaurant being able to cover its electric bill, or not. The sort of restaurants most on this Board comment about (independent fine dining) are the most endangered. ...
by Yao C
August 16th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12324
Views: 467279

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1993 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose Well preserved with a pristine cork and fine mousse; enjoyable nose - toasty, honeyed, savory, along with a layer of tertiary preserved plum, which I don't get very often because we don't drink that much rose; though this does not have any particular strengt...
by Yao C
August 12th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)

Seconding the Pierre Peters recommendation Jean Milan Grand Cru BdB I like their Terres de Noel, which is relatively affordable for a 'Tete de Cuvee.' Lighter and in more of an aperitif style, it is (IMO) not one for long aging, but that sounds in line with your tastes Any perspective on this one? I...
by Yao C
August 12th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please
Replies: 88
Views: 3955

Re: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please

Trust your own experience. You have more than enough evidence that older champagne is not for you. “A couple of bottles out of over 100. Not good odds” I would advise you to focus on Champers that are more in your wheel house. It is easy to get hooked by the idea that all wine should be aged but if...
by Yao C
August 8th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

m. ristev wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 9:06 am
you sure seem to have a high tolerance for pain regarding premox
I bought two and figure if both are bad that'll just be the luck of the draw. Not too bad at $120 per
by Yao C
August 8th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1978 Figeac
1996 Bonneau du Martray CC, because what's life without a little risk
by Yao C
August 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not enjoying wine at the moment.
Replies: 51
Views: 2487

Re: Not enjoying wine at the moment.

I've found that wine is something I enjoy much more when I'm feeling happy, when it feels like a reward. It doesn't have the power to transmute unhappiness to happiness, at least for me... ... I firmly believe that by the year 2100, there will be more democracies than there are now, fewer people liv...
by Yao C
August 6th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 65
Views: 3622

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

Producers that I think produce cuvées that will enjoy 20-30 years aging (or rather "maturing", i.e. they improve rather than simply surviving) would include Alain Coudert's Clos de la Roilette, Louis-Claude Desvignes, Daniel Bouland, Joseph Chamonard (who actually systematically late release), Foil...
by Yao C
August 5th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?
Replies: 50
Views: 1983

Re: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?

Surely there must be others who find Chardonnay “generally” boring with food vis a vis other white varieties. Seriously, thanks for input and I’m glad you guys don’t suffer the same syndrome. I do agree with you! I rarely get pairing fireworks with Chardonnay, but appreciate its versatility. It's o...
by Yao C
July 30th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3573

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

I still don't have a rice cooker at home (i eat rice maybe once every couple of weeks.. maybe), but i've been making rice with the instant pot for the last two years and it makes killer rice. Highly recommend trying. Agreed - we've been using a Zojirushi for years, switched to the Instant Pot becau...
by Yao C
July 30th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 8319

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

Has anyone had the 05 BdB recently? Have a lone bottle and wonder how it’s drinking. I opened a bottle a month ago. It's decently good but not in the top tier. My notes: Has developed a distinct toastiness to go with a honeyed sweetness; there's also a bit of citrus that's more apparent after 24h o...
by Yao C
July 30th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1813

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

are you pretty much getting the PYCM experience in bottles from his less expensive sites, or is it worth trying to stretch for some of the "classic" high end appelations? Others have had a lot more pycm than I have, but IMO there is a clear step up when you try his wines from more celebrated sites ...
by Yao C
July 29th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gimonnet Special Club Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Gimonnet Special Club Label?

Brad Baker wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Clear as mud?
Thank you Brad for clearing up something I've always wondered about but never dared to ask champagne.gif
by Yao C
July 28th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

Re: Mummy wines on K&L auction site

Tom that is quite fair. In my day job I'm obliged to watch the margins of my business quite closely and so I'm sympathetic From my uninformed pov, it seems like if an auction house is going to the trouble of cataloguing lots and taking pictures and so on, it should be trivial to note color variation...
by Yao C
July 28th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 113
Views: 6073

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

Another topic that really affects the final wine is dosage type - especially MCR vs. cane sugar. MCR is sweeter than cane sugar on a g/L basis so comparing dosage levels is not always apples to apples. Of course, if a wine has 2,3, 5, or 10 g/L of residual sugar prior to dosage, that can really aff...
by Yao C
July 28th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

Re: Mummy wines on K&L auction site

While it's not as black/white as the other examples, I do think it should be relatively clear to the trained eye of a professional wine appraiser. Agreed; if there is significant color variation within a lot, the relevant auction site ought to disclose that. For ethical reasons if not legal. Happy ...
by Yao C
July 28th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palate sensitivity over time...
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Palate sensitivity over time...

Do you find that in addition to becoming more skilled at the positive side of tasting, you have become less tolerant of certain flaws? Definitely agree re: TCA. I'm much more sensitive to the possibility, and less willing to give the benefit of doubt there. Not sure that's a good thing Can't say th...
by Yao C
July 26th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 1937

Re: Cellar Insurance

Jeff L wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 7:28 am
I tried both Chubb and AIG but each time I was pushed to add a home policy. Eventually gave up so I'm still on the hunt as well.
FWIW I got AIG insurance via a broker and they didn't push me to add anything else. So it definitely can be done
by Yao C
July 25th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12324
Views: 467279

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1998 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc Forthright perfume of lemon and mineral; flourish of white flowers and a hint of white mushroom to add interest; broad shouldered and grippy in the mouth; not fully able to shake its lowly Bourgogne status as it finished rather abruptly, leaving naught but a coppery ...
by Yao C
July 20th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Jamet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1105

Re: Which Jamet?

c fu wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 9:06 am
i'd vote for the 04 jamet it'd go great with what's being served and definitely won't be a red headed step child
FWIW I had the 2004 a couple of months ago and it's in a very enjoyable state. Aromatically forward and doesn't need much air to get going
by Yao C
July 17th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you can "afford"?
Replies: 159
Views: 7527

Re: Wines you can "afford"?

One thing I do agree with in the OP's post -- once you get down to a single bottle of something you're excited about, it does get harder to convince yourself to open it. If you have several of that same bottle, it's easier to open one. I think he describes the psychology of that pretty accurately, ...
by Yao C
July 16th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5098

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Craig G wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Enjoy your supremacy until Francois posts!
I really want to see Francois' answer to this
by Yao C
July 16th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Pounced on a couple of mags of the 2013 Pierre Peters Chetillons at K&L champagne.gif
G. Curd wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 6:15 am
Edit- you talked me into it. Just put in an order for 15’s and 17’s (3-4 different ws and 2 gh I believe).
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by Yao C
July 15th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

G. Curd wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 3:55 pm
I have been working on backfilling as well
I ended up going for the in-stock 2015s and 2017s and didn't touch the new release haha
by Yao C
July 15th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 72
Views: 3930

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

(queue the dril tweet about my family starving) Sorry for the derail but I can die happy now that I've seen a reference to @dril on WB ... just because someone wants to keep something special doesn’t mean they can, and often by trying to force it, they achieve the opposite. Exactly this. I'd go eve...
by Yao C
July 14th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14432
Views: 707156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 7:23 pm
2018 Louis Michel Chablis Les Clos
Same! Are you planning to lay these down? I've heard Louis Michel is best 5-8 years from the vintage but am tempted to bury one and forget about it
by Yao C
July 14th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 15300

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Snagged a Marguet Shaman mag! Looking forward to burying it for a few years...
by Yao C
July 12th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 39
Views: 2122

Re: Wine conumption changed?

What has changed is cellar depletion due to the lack of wine geek get-togethers where I'd bring 4-5 special bottles and let them have at it... I actually feel a twinge of regret drinking an awesome bottle by myself I definitely agree that consuming very special bottles, even if there's 2 of us, is ...

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