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by Marcus Dean
February 23rd, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Penfolds Grange (Australia, South Australia)
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: TN: 1992 Penfolds Grange (Australia, South Australia)

Nice note, you could copy and paste it for pretty much all of the elegant vintage Granges.I opened an 85 last year that matched your description to a T.
by Marcus Dean
February 22nd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 65
Views: 2390

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Joel Singer wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 2:07 pm
We were out at a wine dinner at a long closed restaurant in Toronto. At the end of the night the chef came out so we offered her some wine. She picked up a decanter and started chugging - the decanter was far from full, but still...
OK, so far you are the winner
by Marcus Dean
February 22nd, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo
Replies: 1
Views: 111

TN: 1978 Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo

The cork was brittle and broke apart during extraction so I decanted the bottle straight away. Lovely nose of dried cherry and peat, the wine opened up after 2 hours in the decanter and showed the elegance of 78 with a medium palate weight that belied the intensity of the fruit which has aged down t...
by Marcus Dean
February 21st, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze

Great producer , excellent wines including Marsannays. And reasonably priced Really? I have always had the impression that they weren't the most consistent producer. Prices have always been good, but I've never bought any. Based on this experience I wouldnt be putting them in the top bracket of Bur...
by Marcus Dean
February 21st, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 13
Views: 547

TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze

Cork came out perfectly and was in great condition, little bit of bottle stink when I first opened it so I decanted into the Jancis Robinson old wine decanter. The nose is sous bois with a touch of varnish, as the wine opens over 2 hours the nose deepens and some small red berries appear. The wine s...
by Marcus Dean
February 19th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 55
Views: 1595

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

1971 Penfolds Grange can be very good
by Marcus Dean
February 19th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 826

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

Jim Stewart wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 1:48 pm
2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo ?
Yup and maybe 2013 Vietti Castiglione
by Marcus Dean
February 19th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings

Jay Miller wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 2:00 pm
I'll add John Gilman's View From The Cellar. Does Claude Kolm still publish Fine Wine Review?
Oh yea how did I forget these 2 gems, both these fellows are worthy of your attention as well
by Marcus Dean
February 19th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings

I would add Jasper Morris to the list of top tier reviewers, and would second Burghound as being the most influential of them all.
by Marcus Dean
February 19th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2505

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

The smallest I have ever personally seen is the half barrel of Clos de Lambrays from Taupenot-Merme. 12 cases or so. 144 bottles. Larger than the Griotte from Duroche but for a long time this was one of the smallest cuvees in red. This - and Musigny by Faiveley before they purchased Doufuleur ... t...
by Marcus Dean
February 18th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Produttori Barbaresco -- Question
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: 2010 Produttori Barbaresco -- Question

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:26 pm
The thread was about 2006.
Yup you are right.
by Marcus Dean
February 18th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Produttori Barbaresco -- Question
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: 2010 Produttori Barbaresco -- Question

there was a really good thread on this a while back with lot numbers etc, I am sure someone less lazy than me will list a link shortly
by Marcus Dean
February 17th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 102
Views: 4765

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I think the most interesting thing in this thread is how many people agree with the OP. For what it's worth, I've discussed this with folks who are seriously into wine, and I've gotten several similar responses. One of these folks has a theory that aged wine is an emperor's new clothes situation, a...
by Marcus Dean
February 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5089

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

MBerto wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 11:53 am
Most of the money I've made flipping wine has been on stuff I faked. That's where the real money is.
Still laughing [cheers.gif]
by Marcus Dean
February 17th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 102
Views: 4765

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

Mike, Every single wine lover has their own favourite method of breathing, decanting and serving wine, what works best for one bottle might not be exactly the treatment needed to bring the best out of the next, with older bottles they are all individuals and nothing can be taken for granted. I remem...
by Marcus Dean
February 14th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1309

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

The colored bottle actually works to your benefit by negating the effects of light strike on the wine, Lanson screams out for a bit of bottle age to drink well anyway. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it. You were absolutely correct, Marcus. We opened the bottle this evening and we enjo...
by Marcus Dean
February 14th, 2020, 2:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the board: what is the purpose to a 6 hour decant of a (very) well aged wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Question for the board: what is the purpose to a 6 hour decant of a (very) well aged wine?

I open most of my wines 8-12 hours before I am planning on drinking them, pour a small amount and make a judgement call on how much air the wine needs.
by Marcus Dean
February 11th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute Burgundy travel question...
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Last minute Burgundy travel question...

If it was me I would be asking my Burgundy merchants if they could perhaps set up a couple of tastings on my behalf. Some of the producers you mentioned dont really take non trade clients as a rule and you would need an importer or well placed guide to get you in.
by Marcus Dean
February 11th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Last minute Burgundy travel question...
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Last minute Burgundy travel question...

Bill Nanson does that kind of thing, www.burgundy-report.com
by Marcus Dean
February 9th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 72
Views: 2534

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

If you want to keep humidity in the room, oversize your AC unit. You don't even need a split system. When you match a room AC unit to a room space, you dehumidify as you cool, and the dehumidifying helps you feel cooler. But if you have an oversized unit, it cycles off faster before it actually doe...
by Marcus Dean
February 9th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 72
Views: 2534

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

There is a factor in the design of air conditioning systems that provides higher humidity, from memory you use a larger evaporator, but I might be misremembering the theory. I will check it out tomorrow Righto, You should be able to get a viable humidity by mismatching your indoor and outdoor units...
by Marcus Dean
February 9th, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 72
Views: 2534

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

There is a factor in the design of air conditioning systems that provides higher humidity, from memory you use a larger evaporator, but I might be misremembering the theory.
I will check it out tomorrow
by Marcus Dean
February 8th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '16 Beaucastel CdP and '15 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Orveaux
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: TNs: '16 Beaucastel CdP and '15 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Orveaux

Pretty brave opening those 2 wines, thanks for the notes.
I opened a 09 Orveaux last year and it was still a baby
by Marcus Dean
February 8th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas

I won’t be opening another one until 2028, very unevolved.
by Marcus Dean
February 8th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas

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by Marcus Dean
February 8th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1998 Clape Cornas
Replies: 3
Views: 333

TN; 1998 Clape Cornas

pure unadulterated Syrah, completely secondary with little discernible tannin remaining, slightly briary raspberry coulis that really needs to turn the corner and develop some tertiary characteristics to be at its best.
Nice wine that is wasted by opening it now, my advice would be 2028 on
by Marcus Dean
February 3rd, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chave Hermitage Blanc
Replies: 38
Views: 1600

Re: TN: Chave Hermitage Blanc

JWalter wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 7:53 pm
Anyone had the 2002 lately? Saw it on a restaurant wine list for $125 and thinking about giving it a go...
will be a nice wine, consider decanting it. We opened a 1996 last year and the last glass was the best and I wished we had decanted the bottle because I think the best was yet to come
by Marcus Dean
February 3rd, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade My Juge for Your Bruyère et Houillon
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Trade My Juge for Your Bruyère et Houillon

LOL you thought the Loire was geeky. Really its all happening in The Jura.
by Marcus Dean
February 3rd, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1726

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

The floodgates of the Juge economy have opened on Commerce Corner, be interesting to see where it ends up, would make a great Doctoral Thesis on the effects of social media on the secondary market for small Cornas producers.
by Marcus Dean
February 2nd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1726

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

But you also admitted in a post above that you have not tried any newer vintages of Juge, so it’s not really a fair comment for current releases. Likewise, I have not had any vintages more mature than 2007, so would not be fair for me to opine with confidence how well these wines can age. What I ca...
by Marcus Dean
February 2nd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1726

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

I find the elevation of Juge to its current mythical level rather an odd construct. But you also admitted in a post above that you have not tried any newer vintages of Juge, so it’s not really a fair comment for current releases. Likewise, I have not had any vintages more mature than 2007, so would...
by Marcus Dean
February 2nd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1726

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

Except they cost <$50 on release. Gotta blame the hipster Rhone nubes on this one. Ruined it for the rest of us. 85 was lovely but unremarkable Agreed. Someone at the table kept trying to convince me it blew away the 07 DRC Echezeaux next to it and that’s when I knew Juge wasn’t for me. Now the 85 ...
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1726

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

85 was lovely but unremarkable
86 was a good effort for the vintage but that wasn’t saying much
I haven’t drunk any newer vintages so I can’t comment
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 1726

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Juge, Cornas - Stream of Consciousness Thoughts

too many words
cleanse your soul with haiku
Lunatic better than imbecile*




*direct quote from talking dictionary circa 2005
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1309

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

The colored bottle actually works to your benefit by negating the effects of light strike on the wine, Lanson screams out for a bit of bottle age to drink well anyway.
You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5724

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

"Most Active People"..."Most Tasting Notes"...#1 Ben Christiansen 2107 tasting notes...#2 Burgundy Al 1289 tasting notes...#3 Srh 1131 tasting notes.....me....shows 2470 tasting notes???? What's the math here? [scratch.gif] [wink.gif] I was wondering the same thing, but if you click on Burgundy Al ...
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 3969

Re: QPR Burgundy?

YLee wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 12:50 pm
C Chen wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 12:25 pm
YLee wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
[rofl.gif]
Once again, our forum white belt leaving a reply with no added substance.
Do you need your diapers changed?
JEEZ, enough already.
Please take it to PMs if you guys want to have a cat fight
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5724

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

"Most Active People"..."Most Tasting Notes"...#1 Ben Christiansen 2107 tasting notes...#2 Burgundy Al 1289 tasting notes...#3 Srh 1131 tasting notes.....me....shows 2470 tasting notes???? What's the math here? [scratch.gif] [wink.gif] I was wondering the same thing, but if you click on Burgundy Al ...
by Marcus Dean
February 1st, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1309

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

Roederer is one of the best NVs to age IMHO
by Marcus Dean
January 31st, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?

I've been to Auberge Bressane several times. The food is standard Burgundian type fare with snails and frog legs and the wine list is very good and reasonable. I am going to les Climats next week so with that large wine list, I'll have to decide on the wine before I get there. 1978 Lafarge Clos des...
by Marcus Dean
January 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1309

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

Vilmart and Egly are 2 grower Champagnes that are transparent in the vintages used in their disgorgements. Also I find I enjoy most NV Champagnes with some bottle age on them, so having a date on the bottles helps me keep track of where I am at with drinkability.
by Marcus Dean
January 29th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1309

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

For me the disgorgement date is handy because I can normally work out which vintages were used in the wine.
by Marcus Dean
January 29th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5724

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

JBucholz wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 12:57 pm
To me, getting annoyed at someone who gets personal value from CT that is different than the way I might get value from it is no more productive than getting annoyed over someone liking different music or television shows than me. Live and let live
Yup, I was going to write the same thing
by Marcus Dean
January 29th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 5724

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

The wine looks purple colored. The wine's legs are medium. The wine's aroma is floral. The wine's flavor is medium. The wine's body is medium. The wine's acidity is medium. The wine's finish is medium. TBH I figured that these people were doing some sort of wine course because they all seem to use ...
by Marcus Dean
January 26th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 126
Views: 9301

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Shay h arnoy wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Resurrecting an oldish thread.
Lots of support for Jadot Beaune wines. Is that true across their range or do you try to stick to Jadot Domaine wines?
easiest just to stick to domaine and Gagey vineyards.

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