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by Yao C
June 18th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495065

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2011 Suduiraut
2002 Catherine & Pierre Breton Perrieres
by Yao C
June 18th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Jean Milan Terres de Noel BdB Spent a lovely summer evening with this bottle watching the Willamette River go by. Jean Milan's best holding in Oger with 70 year old vines. All finesse and balance in a charming, lighter aperitif style. Pear and yeast and a real sense of freshness without any en...
by Yao C
June 17th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: weekend wines - Taittinger, Pierre Morey, Margaux, Yquem, Staatsdomaine and Stony Hill

Not surprised. What really impressed me was the very strong showing for the 1986. I had the 1986 Margaux a year ago and it had a brilliant nose but was a touch austere in the mouth. I guess it just needed a bit more time to fully come round. Not sure if I missed it, but which did you prefer in the ...
by Yao C
June 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

I like that it is gregarious pie. My favorite pies and desserts are those that speak to me before I goggle them up. Haha what an amazing howler [rofl.gif] "This wine can be overly forward when you first get to know it, and is prone to sharing embarrassing anecdotes about its family. As opposed to t...
by Yao C
June 8th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BYOB bottle for dinner tonight- seeking feedback on a couple of options
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: BYOB bottle for dinner tonight- seeking feedback on a couple of options

Would second the Seavey; I think it's a good age for a Napa cab
by Yao C
June 6th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3634

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

Musigny by Roumier . roumier-musigny.png . there’s an argument to make that Roumier’s Musigny is not his best wine. He makes just one barrel and hence can’t do a rigorous selection like he can with his BM. My memory might be faulty but I recall an old thread where something similar was said about M...
by Yao C
June 6th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 51
Views: 1496

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Alex N wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 8:59 am
Sure you can order them well done for a tray of crispy grease bombs
I've always thought these were pretty good; chacun son gout and all that...
by Yao C
June 5th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

2018 Ch Pichon Comtesse Lalande Pauillac WA 97-99 "The grand vin represents 50% of the crop this year. The 2018 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with a pH of 3.85, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 87 and...
by Yao C
June 4th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Does you think she really know what exponential means? Or do you think it’s hyperbole? I fear another circular argument. Some may say her writing skills are irrational or even imaginary, but they are real. They are asymptotic, and they have reached their limit. That would be sinusoidal, not exponen...
by Yao C
June 3rd, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 658
Views: 38928

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 7:40 am
2009 Pierre Peters Chetillons. Maybe this was just too young after the Michel, but it was rather linear and light. I will wait a long time for the next one.
Thanks for the note; I had the same impression with a 750 in Jan and find myself preferring the 2010 to the 2009 right now
by Yao C
June 2nd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495065

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

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by Yao C
May 31st, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1653

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Anton D wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Also Roy Piper, Pott, perhaps Alpha Omega, Robert Young, Spottswoode!
I recommend Alpha Omega Era. You can get the 2010 off of Vinfolio for $185
by Yao C
May 31st, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1472

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

My best experience with Aligote has been Roulot. I snuck a 2014 into a blind Chardonnay lineup (both old and new world) and it unexpectedly won. Not great value though. Ramonet and De Villaine aren't too far behind I've also really enjoyed the 2015 Jadot Bouzeron that I got from Envoyer at the low l...
by Yao C
May 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

P Intag wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Mosel Valley in Germany would be a good choice. Lots of great Riesling, quaint towns, riverboat tours, great hiking, and castles.
Don't forget the Grosser Ring auction, which if I recall correctly is held in September
by Yao C
May 24th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

In the wake of Parker’s retirement, and clearly wanting to out-do Leve and his liquid sex, Lisa Parody Brown now brings us sex on a rug: 97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2018 Pontet-Canet is made up of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Picking ...
by Yao C
May 24th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3774

Re: Burgundy treachery

My Burgundy epiphany was a Clos de la Roche too Thanks, Chris. A few recent ones come to mind: Ponsot CDLR 01 Remy CDLR 01 Jadot chambolle "Fuees" 02 M Gros vosne romanee "aux Reas" 02 (I know not 1er) For what it's worth George and I had the Ponsot CDLR 01 some months ago and we both agreed that it...
by Yao C
May 22nd, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 888
Views: 42919

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I’ve been underwhelmed by any Gaunoux I’ve bought. The 1996s and 1999s I have had have been excellent, but I have also found a number of others underwhelming. Would you say the 1999s are ready? I’m sitting on a Pommard Rugiens, my last Gaunoux, and I want to give it a chance to shine before writing...
by Yao C
May 21st, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2240

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 10:03 am
Hank Victor wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 9:28 am
Sauternes
I like this pairing. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Brilliant!
This is inspired! Can't believe I never thought to try this
by Yao C
May 21st, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne extra aging in cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Champagne extra aging in cellar

So, to answer your question, the price point is different not just because they cellared the wines post-disgorgement for an additional length of time, but also because they are slightly different wines, many have a rarity factor and especially for much older vintages, a provenance factor. Ray isn't...
by Yao C
May 19th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2421

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

We are making a leap here that you may like some N Rhône wines, but it’s worth a Small investment now to find out. And since you’ve been drinking lots of Syrah, you really should find out now! Buy a 15/16 Vincent Paris 30/60 and see if it scratches your Syrah itch. If it does, you've just opened up...
by Yao C
May 19th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3437

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I find cellartracker's design about as compelling as a toad biscuit [rofl.gif] This actually makes me glad because I've disliked it this whole time and thought it was just me People who state that "Excel works, why change?" are like people staying with typewriters ("still types") when there are mod...
by Yao C
May 19th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

It's a great point. Getting 3.5 euro glasses of house red in the French countryside, enjoying the food and the companionship; those experiences are somehow just as magical in my memory as whatever $$$$ unicorn extravaganza (if not more so)
by Yao C
May 18th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3437

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

The tools we use shape us. I don’t want to use any more software than I absolutely need So I use a Google spreadsheet. I can access my list from anywhere and make updates to it from anywhere. I’ve built the reporting that I need. It’s easy and fast for me to use. I understand everything I’ve built a...
by Yao C
May 16th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7109

Re: Robert Parker retires

I wish him well too. We take it for granted, but after a lifetime of professional wine criticism I bet it's hard for him to just sit down and enjoy a wine in an uncomplicated way. I'm sure it's also taken a toll on his health. These are real sacrifices that he's made. Not to mention his intentions -...
by Yao C
May 16th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2035

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 5:51 pm
BdM is a benchmark and appears pretty much recovered from its premox issues.
Which vintage would you say is the turning point for BdM with respect to premox? I have a few bottles and would love to better calibrate my drinking window
by Yao C
May 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

One can't help palate differences, but writing is a craft. If you write thousands of TNs a year, you should in theory improve if you work at it. I may not agree with Jancis Robinson's palate but man she can write. One of the best ever from Galloni (lol): "The 2008 Dom Pérignon is fabulous... <snip> ...
by Yao C
May 15th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Starting a collection and going to Napa, which wines can I only get at the vineyard?
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Starting a collection and going to Napa, which wines can I only get at the vineyard?

Shafer offers a port that they only sell to visitors. It’s not bad but a bit spendy
by Yao C
May 15th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Humidity question in wine fridge
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Humidity question in wine fridge

It’s really the average humidity that matters; I wouldn't sweat (ha!) it at all
by Yao C
May 15th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495065

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It’s Francois. I don’t know anything about Cotat rose other than someone told me to try some; what are the differences?
by Yao C
May 14th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495065

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017, 2016 and 2014 Cotat Rose

And my husband has agreed to lug a double mag of 2009 PYCM Chassagne Remilly from Hong Kong. I’m very thankful to have such enablers in my life
by Yao C
May 11th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2060

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Victor Hong wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Why bother to drink non-vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux, when harder to find than vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux?
Cheaper and in some cases actually better? Cf 2005, which tastes oddly samey to me, apart from being ridiculously priced
by Yao C
May 11th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2060

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

1983 and 1986 have been great for me. I have fond memories of a bottle of 1983 Mouton from last year. This century I like 2008
by Yao C
May 10th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2281

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

At first glance I thought this was a pure troll thread. But, no. This comes down to your own subjective POV on what “better” is. I’d think ‘lighter’ wines are usually considered less complex. And isn’t complexity generally considered better? So I’d vote no on this thread. Of course if you like ligh...
by Yao C
May 9th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2281

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

Al Osterheld wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 7:28 am
Less expensive wines may show better on release, higher end bottlings are often intended for longer aging.
This hits the nail on the head for me. I suspect too often we drink higher-end cuvees before they’re ready
by Yao C
May 9th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday lunch with some serious classics
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Friday lunch with some serious classics

Great notes Tom! I shall have to put off the drink date for my lone bottle of 1986 Mouton :)
by Yao C
May 7th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2604

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

I think producers are generally far more careful with corks for larger formats. To the extent that corks have something to do with premox (and we know DIAM helps), that could help reduce the premox risk. Personally I am buying at least one 3L PYCM to hold for a couple of decades. I'll either get a t...
by Yao C
May 6th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 35
Views: 956

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:34 am
You may want to try out one from Bugey Cerdon.
I suggest you don't overlook this, or pet nats in general (petillant naturel, otherwise known as methode ancestrale)

They're fun, typically off-dry and lower in alcohol
by Yao C
May 6th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders
Replies: 27
Views: 1855

Re: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders

Did you use a credit card? I'd suggest getting a chargeback if so
by Yao C
May 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Didn't want to like it but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2354

Re: Didn't want to like it but...

2012 Vina Vik, a Cab/Carmenere/etc blend from Chile that my boss gave me. I expected expensive blueberry milkshake but it was all juicy red/black fruit, finesse and restraint. I’m not going to get more but I have a newfound respect for it (and my boss’s taste)
by Yao C
May 4th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("pixelated fruit")

I could see it; durians are distinctly sulfurous. At least there's a real thing that the taste can be compared to (unlike say 'beams of tannin')
by Yao C
May 3rd, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2604

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Yes because I’m young, chasing the magic that comes with age, and optimistic about DIAM and other things that have been done to address the premox plague :)
by Yao C
May 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 69
Views: 1250

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

I’ve had quite decent wine from AZ even if it was 3.9 pH lol. Don’t remember what it was but it was a Rhône varietal

Also NY and NM
by Yao C
May 2nd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 2783

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

Does Brett increase over time in an individual bottle? I.E., if a bottle is a little bretty on release, does the bacteria grow over the next 20YRs to become a brett bomb? Very unpredictable since it all depends on so many factors. Isn't it true though that high temperatures are a necessary precondi...
by Yao C
May 1st, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495065

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Fell off the wagon after several months of being good (ow my wallet)

2011 PYCM Meursault Perrieres
2002 Roulot Tessons
by Yao C
May 1st, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?
Replies: 56
Views: 2633

Re: Favorite non-first growth Bordeauxs?

Pichon Lalande for me by a considerable margin. Then Lynch Bages and LMHB and VCC in no particular order Ducru Beaucaillou has always been more a wine of the head than of the heart for me. I respect it, but it doesn't move me emotionally. Same for Gruaud Larose. I'm not rich (or old) enough to have ...
by Yao C
April 30th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four Awesome Clos
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Four Awesome Clos

I enjoyed your post vicariously :)

So I'm hardly a Burgundy expert but no love for 1985? The few I've had from that year were really good
by Yao C
April 29th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

Re: It's critic bingo! ("pixelated fruit")

As for transparency vs translucency, since we've already established that Galloni uses words he doesn't understand, should we assume he mean the former but used the latter under the false assumption they mean the same thing? So if "transparency" is what he meant, I wonder how Mr. Galloni thinks it ...
by Yao C
April 28th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 29
Views: 2919

Re: Here’s a Retailer doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

Yes same I'd love to receive marketing emails that have actual entertainment value
by Yao C
April 27th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Beaune (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune)
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: TN: 1993 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Beaune (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune)

I agree; when I tried this last year the main thing for me was the shrillness. There were a few moments when there was a happy accord with the food and it showed some glimmers of being pretty good. A fun buy from Envoyer but one's enough for me

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