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by Marcus Dean
December 14th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary

+1 for the southern Islands, last time we went we had 3 days in Bangkok and the flew down to Koh Samui for a week in a pool villa next to the beach and then back to Bangkok for 1 night before flying back to NZ
by Marcus Dean
November 17th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2005 Hudelot-Noellat VR “Beaumonts”??
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: TN 2005 Hudelot-Noellat VR “Beaumonts”??

A Songeur wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Probably a label mistake... these things happen and I trust the cork more because they put it while bottling whereas the label is often put just before shipping.
That would be my take on it as well
by Marcus Dean
November 3rd, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes

William Kelley wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Marcus Dean wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 10:50 am
Speaking simply as a consumer, I would love to see the region reconnect with its roots in the form of wines like these.
Exactly what I thought when we drank the 66.
I wonder what they tasted like when they were young wines
by Marcus Dean
November 3rd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes

I had to google otiose (great word by the way), Around 15 years ago friend of mine turned up with a bottle of the 1966 which was drinking very well and shared a lot of similar characteristics of your note.
by Marcus Dean
October 4th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

for me it would be 2007 Trimbach FE
by Marcus Dean
October 3rd, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

It will be a lovely wine, but $1275 USD sounds like a lot to me.
by Marcus Dean
September 28th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

John, I'm sorry, but I find it hard to believe that a merchant who is in business for less than a year, doesn't have a physical presence or even a website, received a 75 case allocation considering you claim all of the 2008 Salon released in Europe sold in a day. 75 cases is a huge allocation consi...
by Marcus Dean
September 28th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

echoing Patrick, would love to hear from John. Interesting that wine-searcher pro only lists the wine at 3 Asian stores, zero in US or Europe. Is that because it sold out or was never purchased? Did Salon only release a sliver to market test? The cases available in New Zealand are not showing on Wi...
by Marcus Dean
September 28th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12213

Re: 2008 Salon

I spoke to the fine wine manager for the company that is retailing the Salon cases here in New Zealand, none have sold here yet, apparently he had people beating his door down trying to preorder until the pricing came out.
by Marcus Dean
September 27th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Domaine De L'Arlot Clos des Forets St Georges
Replies: 2
Views: 372

TN: 1996 Domaine De L'Arlot Clos des Forets St Georges

Cork soaked 7/8 but no evidence of leaking, color was completely bricked through. Needed a couple of hours in the decanter (riedel narrow neck apple) for the mid palate to fill in. secondary going firmly into tertiary with all tannins now resolved and the fruit showing as a berry melange with a touc...
by Marcus Dean
September 19th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffelin brouilly 1990
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: TN: Jaffelin brouilly 1990

Opened this half bottle that I purchased at auction ($8nzd) last month.
Slightly oxidised nose but really lovely on the palate, aged pinot character with a slight wintergreen high note and a whimsical ethereal palate weight that seemed to deepen with air. Could be the best $8 I have ever spent
by Marcus Dean
September 19th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffelin brouilly 1990
Replies: 1
Views: 251

TN: Jaffelin brouilly 1990

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by Marcus Dean
September 19th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Vincent Girardin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Hauts-Doix
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2002 Vincent Girardin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Hauts-Doix

opened one of these with lunch today, Alan sums the wine up very well, 9 years of extra age has allowed the wine to add a bit more depth and it has aged well into its secondary stage.
Very well balanced and a great luncheon companion (90pts) decanted for 90 minutes and the last glass was the best
by Marcus Dean
September 16th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 5128

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

My very best friend and dominant second personality - who also happens to be a quick drinker - tells the Somm he would like a 2003. Now this is where my Ovid-loving, Ovid-hoarding buddy and I part ways. He thinks 2003 is the greatest vintage ever. And he loves modern Pavie. Sheez, he likes Caymus. ...
by Marcus Dean
September 15th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is? Hospices de Beaune 2012 pommard
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: What is? Hospices de Beaune 2012 pommard

around 80usd at retail
by Marcus Dean
September 15th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Tale of an Aged La Tâche
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: The Tale of an Aged La La Tâche

yea I am always rummaging around in the cellar and finding old DRC (not).
Pleased it showed well for you
by Marcus Dean
September 15th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is? Hospices de Beaune 2012 pommard
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: What is? Hospices de Beaune 2012 pommard

In 1979 Raymond Cyrot and his wife donated their vineyards to the Hospice, this particular wine is made from their donated plots and includes some premier cru material
by Marcus Dean
September 15th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12285
Views: 590510

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 magnum of 89 Lanson Vintage collection
mixed case of 2017 Roumier (no Grand Crus)
by Marcus Dean
September 13th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3718

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 12:47 pm
James Billy wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 2:13 am
For a business to refuse customers is to cut off their nose to spite their face.
American wine stores don’t allocate rare wines to their best customers? [scratch.gif]
Exactly how it worked in Sydney and exactly how it works in New Zealand
by Marcus Dean
September 10th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: No One Knows

Nice line up of wines, thanks for the notes
by Marcus Dean
August 27th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

Havent had the 85 canon recently, but other 85s I have opened in the last month (cheval blanc and palmer) have both drunk ok from a pop and pour and improved a fair bit with up to 3 hours of decanting.
by Marcus Dean
August 24th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

nice notes and lovely wines
by Marcus Dean
August 17th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2353

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

Carlton McCrindle wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 3:26 pm
I have been taking the paper off of the bottles before putting the boxes in the cellar. Necessary?
No not really, unless your cellar has super high humidity (over 80%)
by Marcus Dean
August 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2353

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

100% OK, vast majority of my wine is stored in OWC
by Marcus Dean
August 16th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 AP Villaine Mercurey Montots
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: TN: 2016 AP Villaine Mercurey Montots

Craig G wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 12:43 am
I never expect DRC :-)
Very wise
by Marcus Dean
August 12th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3728

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Brad England wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:06 pm
I want to drop the same acid Nathan dropped.
FIFY
by Marcus Dean
August 7th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Bruno Clair Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Bruno Clair Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 5:23 pm
My note is on the 2002 by the way.
That makes more sense.
by Marcus Dean
August 7th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4748

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 10:41 am
We all KNEW you looked good
The wine
Not so much
Not french
Claus,
who is the artist of your avatar?
by Marcus Dean
August 6th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 3047

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 12:26 pm
I'm more interested in his 150-year old horse.

deadhorse
LOL me to.
by Marcus Dean
August 5th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1392

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Always wanted to try this wine, but it’s just about more expensive than any other carricante coming out of Italy. Wonder if those that own this wine have compared to the best Italian producers. what would be the best food match? I love grilled seafood with it. Carricante tends to have a salty lemon...
by Marcus Dean
August 5th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I will say that a couple of CT users with first-hand experience have reached out to me about the possibility of my bottle being off as their take was not as negative as mine. My bottle was atypical, even given the tough vintage, for a Roulot BB. I bought three bottles locally, at a reputable shop, ...
by Marcus Dean
August 4th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge

PCLIN wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 12:38 am
Wow. That’s still alive and kicking.

I just brought out a case of ‘93 from bonded storage a few months ago, the wine improved on the 2nd day.
I opened a 93 Volnay after the 78 and it tasted shockingly young (but still very good)
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by Marcus Dean
August 3rd, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge

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by Marcus Dean
August 3rd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge
Replies: 5
Views: 388

TN: 1978 Drouhin CDM Rouge

Opened this last night to serve with waygu rump. Completely secondary with a gentle sweetness and great vibrant length, went really well with the meal. I dont think its going to improve from here but is in no danger of falling over. I decanted the bottle and then double decanted after 20 minutes, th...
by Marcus Dean
August 1st, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 32
Views: 2688

Re: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

c fu wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 6:48 pm
Had the 17 Jamet collines. That’s a seriously impressive wine for the $25 I paid.
+1 on the Jamet
also Cuilleron and Vernay for Viognier VDPs
by Marcus Dean
July 30th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?
Replies: 24
Views: 1143

Re: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 5:10 pm
if it were for my mates I'd bank on 1 bottle per head but my mates are 'absolute pissheads'.
+1
by Marcus Dean
July 30th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 31
Views: 2158

Re: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion

and why buy the 18s when you can wait and buy the totally unique never to be repeated 2019 heat wave vintage.

(sarcastic font applied here)
by Marcus Dean
July 30th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1998

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 5:46 pm
It is so good now Marcus. No doubt it will drink well for several more decades.
Thanks Jeremy,
I think I have it stored in the naughty corner with 02 Dugat-Py. Might be time to get it released on good behaviour
by Marcus Dean
July 30th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1998

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Many thanks to Paul Hanna for this bottle. 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (7/30/2019) There's intense liqueur cherry at this wine's heart. It has a highly perfumed nose of violets, iron, root vegetab...
by Marcus Dean
July 29th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ

I have promised to open one with the current Fourrier importer here in New Zealand, so it will be sooner rather than later, even after 3 hours of breathing in the bottle the wine was still improving so I am considering using one of the Jancis Robinson old wine decanters (tall and narrow with a narro...
by Marcus Dean
July 29th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ

Cork soaked about 1/3 up but still very elastic and supple.
No apparent leakage around the cork.
This wine had years of life ahead
by Marcus Dean
July 28th, 2019, 1:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR, 1983 Dujac CdlR
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: TNR, 1983 Dujac CdlR

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 12:13 am
What price did you come up with Marcus?
My opinion was around $800nzd,
What do you think?
by Marcus Dean
July 27th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: TN: 2010 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier Rubis

Opened one last weekend,
I agree very good wine
by Marcus Dean
July 27th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ

Kris Patten wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Sounds good. Steaks look a touch rare for me.
I am too ashamed to put up a cooked shot, my wife and daughter prefer meat in the well done spectrum of cooked.
I prefer to remember those steaks as they were (raw and full of potential).
by Marcus Dean
July 27th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2015
Views: 170691

Re: Steak Porn

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Dinner last night
by Marcus Dean
July 27th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ

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by Marcus Dean
July 27th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ
Replies: 8
Views: 611

TN: 1996 Fourrier CSJ

I grabbed an auction lot of 5 bottles last week and all the levels were good, but this was the weakling with 1.5cm of ullage. I had not tasted this wine since Jean Marie Fourrier was in Sydney in 98 or 99 and I went to a lunch/tasting at Darling Mills in Glebe and I have not seen the wine in the mar...

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