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by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Multiple TNs: Noellat, Sigaut, William and Mary, Duroche, Clerget
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Multiple TNs: Noellat, Sigaut, William and Mary, Duroche, Clerget

The Charles noellat wasn’t any better day 2; really underwhelming in general. I’m not sure if all the different offerings from this producer are random wine they purchased in barrel but it’s a hard pass for me.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3022

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

I do think that hitting a top burg at its peak is a special experience, but I also love the exuberance of a young burg. The best case scenario would be to experience a 6 pack in varying stages of maturity.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3022

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

17 is a really good vintage to open atm.

07 would be good too, for backfilling. I am planning to open a 07 drc rsv early next year.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3022

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

I do think like most other wine regions, many burgs are accessible much younger than in years gone by. With one exception, I've only had village level Burgundies from the last six vintages and they were all drinking splendidly, but in your statement are you including the top GC/1ers? My experience ...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3022

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

I do think like most other wine regions, many burgs are accessible much younger than in years gone by.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me get into Bordeaux
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: Help me get into Bordeaux

Other wines to consider at low prices:

Lanessan
Capbern
Siran
Lillian Ladouys
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 11th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Multiple TNs: Noellat, Sigaut, William and Mary, Duroche, Clerget
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Multiple TNs: Noellat, Sigaut, William and Mary, Duroche, Clerget

Same wine; I think the label is champ but the vineyard is usually called en champ; can’t remember, though.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 10th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Multiple TNs: Noellat, Sigaut, William and Mary, Duroche, Clerget
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Multiple TNs: Noellat, Sigaut, William and Mary, Duroche, Clerget

2001 Charles Noellat Clos Vougeot Jury is still out on this. Nice nose with tea, forest floor, and some wild fruits. Palate was a bit thin, tannins fully resolved. Finish was unremarkable. Wine seemed to gain strength, though. Have a couple glasses left for tomorrow. Not really grand cru level. 2015...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 10th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3022

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

And I want to state that I know there are lots of good burgs out there which don't break the bank. I've seen posts from Howard and others for example, which call out specific wines and producers. I need to pick up some of these and try them. Agreed on Howard's posts. He's spent a lot of my money as...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 9th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 133
Views: 28064

Re: Wine Refrigerators

I’ve owned two of the smaller WE units both of which died pretty quickly. I won’t buy another.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 9th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

If you find GTS at $400, please ping. Good luck finding any Buffalo Trace Antique Collection on shelves at a non-crazy price. The bottles I’m seeing on shelves once in a blue moon around here are the Blantons ($60) and the Elijah Craig 18 ($150). In state-controlled markets, I’ve had friends either...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 9th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3022

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

Disclaimer: I am a complete newbie, and given that feel free to ignore 100% of what I say. The impression I've gotten around this forum is that there is plenty of enjoyable Burgundy to be had in an array of price ranges, but the famous 'Burgundy epiphany' only comes from aged wines of superior qual...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 986

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

Robert M yers wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 5:16 pm
I don’t think wine.com has charged sales tax actually. When I order from stores in NY they do, but they charge NY tax which doesn’t make sense, except for the disclaimer that always reads title transfers to buyer at time of sale.
They charge me tax here in pa.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again
Replies: 20
Views: 986

Re: Trying close down shipping to Ohio...again

They do charge the state sales tax...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667141

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

17 barthod cras
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89464

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Barthod wiped out at astor
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

Most of the ones currently listed for sale are euro; I imagine the US release will be 750 mL as I don’t think you’re allowed to sell 0.7L domestically. Per the NC and VA ABC websites, the recent or imminent US release of Blanton's Gold will be 750 mL. The current available bottles from the US on Wi...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin @ Neiman Marcus
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Coravin @ Neiman Marcus

I guess I got in before they were out! Lucky me.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

Most of the ones currently listed for sale are euro; I imagine the US release will be 750 mL as I don’t think you’re allowed to sell 0.7L domestically.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

Blanton gold isn’t sold in stores in the US except on a secondary market basis. I doubt the abc would have it. There are several sellers here who often have it for sale for 150-200. You can search cc.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89464

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Which store? Thanks Astor, as mentioned above. It’s 20% off of all still French wine. I think the 10 richebourg at 2550 and 09 rsv are the best deals on drc; I reluctantly passed, though. I don't see that sale on their website https://astorwinesspirits.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jkthmly-khhjdutuli-i/
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

I'll take a bottle of Blanton's Gold for $130. Heck, I'll take a case at that price. Sign me up. It's on the NC ABC website, but it will never see the light of day in Charlotte. Michael P. is right. The bourbon market is beyond scorching with the secondary market the most likely source for limited ...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89464

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Andre M wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 8:58 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 8:34 am
09 rsv for 1759
Which store? Thanks
Astor, as mentioned above.

It’s 20% off of all still French wine.

I think the 10 richebourg at 2550 and 09 rsv are the best deals on drc; I reluctantly passed, though.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 8th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1109
Views: 89464

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

09 rsv for 1759
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 7th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1731

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

1. Volnay
2. Chambolle
3. Gevrey Chambertin
4. Vosne Romanee
5. Chassagne Montrachet
6. Morey St Denis
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 7th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50635

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

If you want a distilled spirit that still rewards long cask aging and still has family owned artisanal distillers, and is still affordable, drink Armagnac (or grower cognac)

Who knows how long it’ll be like this with the whistle pig douchebag getting into the Armagnac business.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 7th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug : 2004 vs 164
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Krug : 2004 vs 164

164 definitely. I think 168 may ultimately be better but I’m cellaring lots of both.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 7th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

I’m cellaring 18s from DRC, Rousseau, Roumier, Vogue, Mugnier, Mugneret Gibourg, Millot, Arnoux-Lachaux, Lignier and d’Angerville as well as my usual producers; I imagine some of these will go the distance. you mean you plan to cellar some of those? Yes once the ones I don’t have yet are released.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Just depends on their exposure.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 6th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

One thing to consider is if you're planning on opening said bottle with your child at or near his 21st birthday. Why? Enjoyment for both of you. When I was 21 (heck, in most of my 20s), I liked wine quite a bit, but really didn't "get" or enjoy Burgundy or Bordeaux very much. I liked the taste of u...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 6th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

99 grand cru burg is about 2x what current releases are and I imagine a great deal more than what they were when released in 2002 or so. I think some posted a premier cru email from the mid 2000s listing 99 Rousseau Chambertin for 300 or something, as opposed to ~4K now.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 6th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

I’m cellaring 18s from DRC, Rousseau, Roumier, Vogue, Mugnier, Mugneret Gibourg, Millot, Arnoux-Lachaux, Lignier and d’Angerville as well as my usual producers; I imagine some of these will go the distance.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 5th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Greg K wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Vintage Champagne, some grand cru burg.
Personally, I wouldn't lay down 2018 red Burgundy.
I think some 18s did better than others, and I’m certainly going to lay down some; it’s a birth year wine for my daughter too. I do think you have to pick and choose.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 5th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

Fortaleza anejo
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 5th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2160

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Vintage Champagne, some grand cru burg.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 5th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Reading "Drink This"
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Reading "Drink This"

There are some good French Cotes du Rhones that are Syrah based or at least partly Syrah. A couple that come to mind are Guigal Cotes du Rhône (about $15) and Chave Mon Coeur (about $20). Oh! Thank you so much. That's a good tip. So I know though...should I expect a Cotes du Rhone (mostly Syrah one...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667141

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:05 pm
2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos de la Boudriotte. Not sure there’s a better $75 burg out there.
Thats a great price for the non-rouge
it's the rouge... the white is called "la boudriotte"
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667141

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos de la Boudriotte. Not sure there’s a better $75 burg out there.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Vouette et Sorbée - Champagne "Fidèle" (France, Champagne)
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: TN: 2016 Vouette et Sorbée - Champagne "Fidèle" (France, Champagne)

Interesting; my issue with this wine has always been searing acidity. Some more body would be nice, but that was with the 15.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189835

Re: Steak Porn

Kagoshima a5 Wagyu lifter/rib cap
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11133

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:02 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:00 am
J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am


The RSV was very good, Richebourg and GE too.
I got some richebourg but don’t like paying > 2k for rsv.
Yeah it’s tough to come by under 2. What did you pay for Richebourg?
2300
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11133

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:36 am
Looks like vinopolis still has most of their small allocation available.

I’d still like some rsv if I could find it for a better price.
The RSV was very good, Richebourg and GE too.
I got some richebourg but don’t like paying > 2k for rsv.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 4th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11133

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Looks like vinopolis still has most of their small allocation available.

I’d still like some rsv if I could find it for a better price.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 3rd, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667141

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

17 clavelier combe brûlée
17 Gerard Mugneret suchots
17 Gerard Mugneret vosne precolombiere
17 Jérôme Chezeaux suchots
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 3rd, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1390

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Mike Reff wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 6:24 am
c fu wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
in what world would anyone buy these at 185 when 08 is so available.
Why would you buy this in any vintage?
why would you not?
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 3rd, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

I loved the Le Vieux Pin syrah I had in vancouver.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
July 2nd, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Del Posto Selling Off Wine Cellar - Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 1800

Re: Del Posto Selling Off Wine Cellar - Auction

Pricing seems ok on some of the burgs. There’s a lot of recent release DRC which depending on demand might not be bad for vintages like 09, 10, 15 and 16.

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