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by Marcus Dean
October 26th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985 Domaine Marc Bredif: Vouvray Moelleux (Loire, France).
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: 1985 Domaine Marc Bredif: Vouvray Moelleux (Loire, France).

I am opening a 71 for my 50th next January, I find these are vastly improved with time in the decanter
by Marcus Dean
October 26th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: TN: 2014 Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda

Just the note I was hoping for, I grabbed a 6 pack of this and a sixer of Cogno Vigna Elena at bloody great pricing from the importer due to the 2016 frenzy.
by Marcus Dean
October 25th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: TN: 2010 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

2010 is going through the usual burgundy dance where it opens and closes and sometimes all you get is an acidic wall.
Great great vintage but I am leaving mine idling in the cellar
by Marcus Dean
October 24th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mooloolaba Kings and Tolpuddle
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Mooloolaba Kings and Tolpuddle

I got an email from my favoured seafood providore letting me know that they had just landed a shipment of snap frozen Mooloolaba king prawns.. Of course the only proper treatment for Aussie prawns is cooking them on the barbie (BBQ) and serving them with an Aussie Chardy. 2016 Tolpuddle Chardonnay (...
by Marcus Dean
October 21st, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 20
Views: 1424

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

did you rest the brisket after smoking?, and for how long (I have just purchased a smoker)
by Marcus Dean
October 20th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1882

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

Anton D wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 11:15 am
A little late on the scene, but thicker than usual patties and cook only to rare, almost tartare....serve with the Burgundy.
Yup, I have been serving a 2013 Rully Rouge with waygu burgers utilising thicker patties cooked to rare on a very hot skillet, The acidity cuts through the fat.
by Marcus Dean
October 18th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rarer than Romanee Conti and certainly more obscure
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: TN: Rarer than Romanee Conti and certainly more obscure

Kent Comley wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Marcus Dean wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Great (if a little misleading) thread title writing skills.
Yes, inspired by Twitter click bait.
Good wine though!
LOL
The second best wine I have had in my life....Number 1 will amaze you
by Marcus Dean
October 18th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: TN: 1996 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut

Yup I grabbed a case during a wacky 20% off sale at Vintage cellars (I got 20% off the already discounted price), drank my last one on NYE and it breathed up pretty well.
by Marcus Dean
October 18th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rarer than Romanee Conti and certainly more obscure
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: TN: Rarer than Romanee Conti and certainly more obscure

Great (if a little misleading) thread title writing skills.
by Marcus Dean
October 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker
Replies: 108
Views: 4054

Re: The Burgundy (aka $100) Daily / Weekly Drinker

You will get a bunch of answers, for sure. I am a recent convert to Francois Lumpp. Givry. Well under $100 and full of yum. Red and white. Yup, I was reading the post and thinking Givry as well, mind you I grabbed some Marsannay from Audoin that fits the pricing but his wines normally need a few ye...
by Marcus Dean
October 13th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731400

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Ben Leroux Cazetiers
by Marcus Dean
October 12th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4104

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

David Kubiak wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Recent auction catalogues are full of both Bordeaux and Burgundy from 2015– . Given costs involved I don’t understand how people can make money with such a short turn-around.
Depends on the producer and what you paid for it in the first place.
by Marcus Dean
October 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridiculous Deliciousness in San Francisco: '11 Ceritas Costalina
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Ridiculous Deliciousness in San Francisco: '11 Ceritas Costalina

Warren Taranow wrote: They then opened a bottle of '70 Grahams and let us buy it by the glass; perfect with the bleu cheese tray and chocolates for dessert. Well done, sir! Glad you are enjoying San Francisco! October is one of the best months to visit, weather-wise. Ed He was there in August (2013)
by Marcus Dean
October 10th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

Vilaine for $80 is one of the all time champagne steals for the quality. This hurts so much - in Australia the price is A$170 (US$123), with the Les Ursules at A$230, similar markups for Egly-Ouriet, which turns me off to try their wines. Can't wait to travel to Europe and go deep into all these be...
by Marcus Dean
October 10th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

Just went to visit Cédric yesterday. As well as a vertical of Creux d'Enfer, a stunning magnum of 2008 Ursules (the best mature Bouchard wine I ever tasted, surpassing high expectations), and a few other bottles, we tried the newly-released 2018 Val Vilaine. It's super demonstrative and fleshy, whi...
by Marcus Dean
October 8th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
I would hold off buying until a notable book critic has scored The Almanac...
LOL,
what a rip off, sort of reminds me of the Salon box set
by Marcus Dean
October 8th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731400

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1983 Dujac Clos St Denis
by Marcus Dean
October 7th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crowd Pleasing Wins to Pair with Tasting Menu
Replies: 20
Views: 915

Re: Crowd Pleasing Wins to Pair with Tasting Menu

one red I would suggest would be the Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2016 for course number 4, but it would be hard to go past a nice rose Champagne
by Marcus Dean
October 6th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Bouchard Vosne Romanee aka why was this so yummy?
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: TN: 2011 Bouchard Vosne Romanee aka why was this so yummy?

Some 2011 village wines are drinking really well and will continue to amble on for quite some time, the great thing about lesser vintages is they come into a sweet spot a fair bit sooner than the more exalted years. I opened a Fred Esmonin GC village last year and it was very nice. Enfant Jesus take...
by Marcus Dean
October 3rd, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2506

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

William Kelley wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 7:08 am
Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 6:35 am

Haven't had them, but I've read and heard anecdotally that Clos des Lambrays is often a bit of a miss.
valorized
What a great word
by Marcus Dean
September 29th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2608

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

Tempier bottled some great wines in 97, and they are drinking really well now
by Marcus Dean
September 28th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?
Replies: 29
Views: 1201

Re: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 7:36 pm


Definitely! I'm surprised Sémillon doesn't get more love from the AFWE crowd since it is generally restrained, high acid, energetic.



When it has enough age it tastes like buttered toast, WTF is so great about that?
by Marcus Dean
September 28th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Baby Burgundies from 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Re: TN: Two Baby Burgundies from 2005

I have the 2005 Bachelet CdN Villages and was thinking the same thing. I would caution against it, or at least recommend you give it sufficient air -- a bottle a couple months ago (of the Gevrey VV) was closed and unyielding. I guess I am not shocked. I opened a Bachelet 05 CDN Village a couple of ...
by Marcus Dean
September 28th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7204

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

Thanks, John, very helpful; "round" seems to me like a good descriptor. Jay, I was offered the '16 Chambolle Village for @$250, the 1er Bussiere < $200, albeit only slightly under. So the tide has turned. The Mugnier 16 Village you got offered for $250 might have been the special release he did tha...
by Marcus Dean
September 27th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7204

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

Here's a post of Claude's from 2014 : 2013 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru – Clos de la Bussière This is a monopole vineyard. For a long time, it gave a wine that was quite rustic in its youth and took a long time to come around. Beginning in 2002, due to changes that Christophe made in the vineyard and ...
by Marcus Dean
September 26th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1757

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Absolute, irrespective of variety or anything else.
I agree, but are you scoring for the drink now aspect or the potential?
by Marcus Dean
September 21st, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Barolo
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: 2007 Barolo

Thanks for this report! As my youngest son’s birth year, I didn’t have the option to buy the cooler surrounding vintages I likely would have preferred personally when buying him birth year Barolo. Among other wines, including the Marcarini La Serra John reported on, I do have wines 2 through 4 for ...
by Marcus Dean
September 21st, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1367

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

Malartic Lagraviere Blanc is a good price range option, I have a 2015 open now to check on the vintage and it is drinking well in a SB dominant fashion and will be firing on all cylinders with 10 years cellaring
by Marcus Dean
September 19th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1566
Views: 104688

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Assailly Rose Champagne NV, Peter Maude has been importing Assailly for quite a while but has never imported the Rose until this year. I decanted the bottle into a Riedel apple decanter for an hour and served it in Riedel extreme glasses around 13 degrees C. I believe it is 87% Chardonnay and 13% Pi...
by Marcus Dean
September 10th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune

Pierre Labet uses Chorey fruit for his Bourgogne VV and it is usually pretty tasty













(edited for Domaine name)
by Marcus Dean
September 10th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune

Chorey can really hit a sweet spot around 10 years after vintage, a lot of good maker use chorey fruit for their Bourgogne Rouge.
by Marcus Dean
September 10th, 2020, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 66
Views: 5027

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

I am waiting for my Arnoux allocation to get a read on the vintage, I tried a Leroux Bourgogne Rouge and I found it too ripe and a little bit modern for me (not over ripe or roasted, but just a bit over worked for a BR).
by Marcus Dean
September 9th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3857

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I had a 2019 Village from Burgaud (I think he is the nephew of the more well known chap with the same surname) the other day and it was very very good, everything I look for in Bojo and great value to boot. I think the one you had is the Alexandre Burgaud. I just bought and opened the ‘18, which wa...
by Marcus Dean
September 7th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er

LOL, Jon Osbeiston sold me magnums of the 1999 Grivot Clos de Vougeot, Luckily they were out of the "frozen" shipment and cost bugger all. They'll be good in 2050. Have drunk a few wines from that frozen shipment - all very tasty! Dugat-Py Grand Crus for a Mawson or two was pricing that we will nev...
by Marcus Dean
September 7th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er

LOL,
Jon Osbeiston sold me magnums of the 1999 Grivot Clos de Vougeot, Luckily they were out of the "frozen" shipment and cost bugger all.
by Marcus Dean
August 20th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3857

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I had a 2019 Village from Burgaud (I think he is the nephew of the more well known chap with the same surname) the other day and it was very very good, everything I look for in Bojo and great value to boot.
by Marcus Dean
August 18th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 2019

Re: NSG Fans?

The traditional producers just need time in bottle to come around, a mate of mine who is a well respected wine merchant here in NZ told me the same thing about NSG when he came to dinner a couple of months ago. I opened a 1983 Gouges Les St Georges for him that changed his mind.
by Marcus Dean
August 17th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone Know About 1959 Rothschild Cordon Royal??
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Anyone Know About 1959 Rothschild Cordon Royal??

At best a generic mass produced BDX bottled in France, at worst a UK bottling of God only knows
by Marcus Dean
August 15th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: tn: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: tn: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara

What kind of drinking window do you give this Jeremy?, and is it worth the price increase Price increase compared to when? Pre-Conterno? I paid less for the 2016 than the 2015, FWIW. In the 2015 vintage all the single vineyard juice (Valferana and Molsino) went into the basic Gattinara bottling - d...
by Marcus Dean
August 14th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: tn: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: tn: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara

AndyK wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Marcus Dean wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 6:37 pm
What kind of drinking window do you give this Jeremy?, and is it worth the price increase
Price increase compared to when? Pre-Conterno? I paid less for the 2016 than the 2015, FWIW.
I think the 16 will be around 80 of our New Zealand $ per bottle
by Marcus Dean
August 14th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: tn: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: tn: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara

What kind of drinking window do you give this Jeremy?, and is it worth the price increase
by Marcus Dean
August 14th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2001 Michel Gros VR Aux Brulees 1er Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: TN; 2001 Michel Gros VR Aux Brulees 1er Cru

Nice Marcus. I like tasting these along side his 1er Reas as they reflect his style against the two vineyards. Michel certainly has his RO machine which he shares with some of the family, but the oak you note I suspect may have been the slightly more roasty/ coffee Brulees characteristic, as his is...
by Marcus Dean
August 14th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2001 Michel Gros VR Aux Brulees 1er Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 181

TN; 2001 Michel Gros VR Aux Brulees 1er Cru

I grabbed 3 of these at a recent auction held at The Wine Auction Room here in Auckland, I decanted the bottle into a Jancis Robinson old wine decanter (tall and narrow) and drank it out of a Vinum Extreme. The nose explodes out of the glass with the smell of sweet aged pinot and hard candy, the fir...
by Marcus Dean
August 9th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 8:46 am
Maybe 2017 is just not the right vintage for the entry level wines. I had two disappointing Bourgogne from reliable producers too.
Not sure I agree, 4 or 5 months ago I tried a couple of entry level wines from producers that I order every year and they were cranking, maybe they are shutting down?
by Marcus Dean
July 26th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?
Replies: 53
Views: 2832

Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

I think people consider Jean-Marie's wines to be "sappier" and more fruit-forward than his father's. His Father dumped a fair bit of potassium on the vines and cropped at pretty high levels and the wine making was average at best. 1985s drinking pretty deliciously today for all that... Please repor...
by Marcus Dean
July 26th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes

Yup, I opened a Suchots not too long ago and couldnt believe how young it was
by Marcus Dean
July 26th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?
Replies: 53
Views: 2832

Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

happens a bit in Burgundy when a new Generation takes over, off the top of my head.. Fourrier Arnoux-Lachaux Were old Fourrier much less friendly? I think people consider Jean-Marie's wines to be "sappier" and more fruit-forward than his father's. His Father dumped a fair bit of potassium on the vi...

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