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by Neal.Mollen
June 20th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 762
Views: 34019

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

I just got an email quoting Decanter on the 2002 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut: "Gustav Klimt in a glass." Well, ok then. Is that like Sir Walter Raleigh in a can? Bravo, good find. Here's the whole note, which should be slowly and patiently savored like fine aged Parmigiano: "And so from P1 methu...
by Neal.Mollen
June 19th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 762
Views: 34019

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 11:47 am
I just got an email quoting Decanter on the 2002 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut: "Gustav Klimt in a glass."

Well, ok then. Is that like Sir Walter Raleigh in a can?
More like Prince Albert. In a can.

Knock knock.
LOL I forgot the old joke
by Neal.Mollen
June 19th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 762
Views: 34019

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

I just got an email quoting Decanter on the 2002 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut: "Gustav Klimt in a glass."

Well, ok then. Is that like Sir Walter Raleigh in a can?
by Neal.Mollen
June 19th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Kris Patten wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 9:41 pm
cork tease.
No kidding!
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Good luck! Thanks! 4 opinions today, none of them about wine. The double jeopardy case is an interesting one. By a 7-2 vote, the Court reaffirmed the "dual sovereign" exception to the double jeopardy doctrine. As a matter of constitutional law, a person can't be tried twice for the "same offense," ...
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

JMFrawley wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 4:51 pm
1986 is also my birth year and I had a great 86 La Lagune last week.
Me too. Not the birth year part, but La Lagune is very nice
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Heitz did very well in 86 and they are still drinking well
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 26
Views: 1498

Re: I have no wine

Sadly and tragically, we had a major catastrophe at Stately Jones Manor when a water supply line broke and flooded much of the house, including our bedroom, our living room, my library, and my wine cellar. The insurance company has now boxed up the contents of six capacious rooms and hauled them of...
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11094
Views: 495800

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Blair Ridley wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 11:56 am
Sigh. Bought even more 2016 Calon Segur, 2016 Capbern, and now shopping for 2014 Lanessan. Maybe Neal, Robert and I should just shop together!
LOL! No way you and I could keep up with Robert. Although I suspect we could have all the Calon Segur we wanted
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Greg K wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:38 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:14 am
Greg K wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:12 am


Neal, I always thought you vaped because you thought it made you look cool. neener
It's impossible for me not to look cool. Affectations are not necessary.
So you’re the one person who looks cool while vaping and drinking non-alcoholic wine? Right on.
While on a scooter!
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I do not smoke weed currently, but have in the distant past. I cannot see any reason to smoke weed if you don't want to get high. To me, the sensation of filling my lungs with hot smoke is not pleasurable. The buzz is (from memory). Neal, I always thought you vaped because you thought it made you l...
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I’m not arguing for either, I just think both groups are kidding themselves a bit behind a veil of expertise, knowledge, sometimes pretentiousness? I’m not saying anyone’s not being truthful, but I’m pretty sure when we tell our Dr how many drinks a week are consumed it gets doubled in the chart fo...
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

This is again one of these stupid questions - and also a lot of stupid answers. How many of you have ever tasted a zero alc wine? It is awful - at least for a real wine lover. There is in the near future no chance that any of this will be made that is drinking with pleasure and has interest for a l...
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I’m not arguing for either, I just think both groups are kidding themselves a bit behind a veil of expertise, knowledge, sometimes pretentiousness? I’m not saying anyone’s not being truthful, but I’m pretty sure when we tell our Dr how many drinks a week are consumed it gets doubled in the chart fo...
by Neal.Mollen
June 18th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 13851

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

at a certain age even top vintages in half bottle trade at a discount in the secondary market due to a lack of demand. This has most definitely not been my experience (although I am not often buying the likes of Lafite). If you want to drink half bottles (and I do) buy them as futures. They are dev...
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Troy Stark wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 11:44 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 9:08 am
Troy, I think you should delete that post. No reason to get anyone in trouble
I removed the names to protect the innocent.
Except for yours! [snort.gif]
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

AndrewH wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 10:29 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:03 am
I have a case up for cert; wish me luck.
Seeking or opposing? Either way, good luck (although luck likely better if opposing).
Seeking. The US is seeking cert from the same opinion so odds are much better than usual
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Troy, I think you should delete that post. No reason to get anyone in trouble
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I still dont get the result, i understand that zero alcohol wine tastes like crap so nobody would drink it, i asked would you drink zero alcohol wine if it was an exact duplicate of the alcoholic version and 62% said yes they would. Now if you compare to beer the zero alcohol version is widely avai...
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Good luck! Thanks! 4 opinions today, none of them about wine. The double jeopardy case is an interesting one. By a 7-2 vote, the Court reaffirmed the "dual sovereign" exception to the double jeopardy doctrine. As a matter of constitutional law, a person can't be tried twice for the "same offense," ...
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 13851

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Agreed with Neal, I wish I had bought more wine in halves. Now 100% of my Bordeaux EP purchases are in halves. It’s even harder to find Burgundy in halves. Forgive the diversion: Domaine Pavelot offers its various Savigny-lès-Beaune wines in halves every year. Again, not "prestige" wines, but they ...
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I do not smoke weed currently, but have in the distant past. I cannot see any reason to smoke weed if you don't want to get high. To me, the sensation of filling my lungs with hot smoke is not pleasurable. The buzz is (from memory). There is absolutely no comparison to wine and alcohol. Wine is, I s...
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 13851

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

at a certain age even top vintages in half bottle trade at a discount in the secondary market due to a lack of demand. This has most definitely not been my experience (although I am not often buying the likes of Lafite). If you want to drink half bottles (and I do) buy them as futures. They are dev...
by Neal.Mollen
June 17th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2398

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Is today the day or do we need to wait another week The Term theoretically ends next week. Opinions are released on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and on the third Monday of each sitting, but at the end of the Term, they will sometimes issue opinions on Fridays as well. The Court is sitting today t...
by Neal.Mollen
June 16th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1116

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Pickin' crabs, drinkin' beer
by Neal.Mollen
June 16th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 112
Views: 2110

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Just wondering how a non alcoholic wine could taste exactly the same. Isn’t alcohol a part of the mouthfeel? Taking the question at face value the answer is, trivially, Yes. But I doubt it’s actually possible. And any actual examples I’ve tried, admittedly very few, have been dire, to put it polite...
by Neal.Mollen
June 16th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

I'll probably open a 375 within the next week or so
by Neal.Mollen
June 15th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Picked up a couple of these in 750 today @Total based in part on this thread. Triangulation: everyone seems to love this wine, from The Suck to Jancis. Pretty safe bet I think. But I thought you weren't buying any more Bordeaux because you have too much and you'll never live long enough to drink it...
by Neal.Mollen
June 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Picked up a couple of these in 750 today @Total based in part on this thread. Triangulation: everyone seems to love this wine, from The Suck to Jancis. Pretty safe bet I think.
by Neal.Mollen
June 15th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11094
Views: 495800

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Went to Total today to pick up my 2016 bdx futures half bottle purchases, and with the 20% off coupon could not help but buy a few 16 Calon Segur at $90 and a handful of 14 Lanessan @ $16.
by Neal.Mollen
June 14th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10516
Views: 344706

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1975 La Lagune. Smells good. We shall see.
by Neal.Mollen
June 14th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Thanks for the note Martin. I bought a few of these in 375 format; glad I did now!
by Neal.Mollen
June 13th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11094
Views: 495800

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Taking a big risk vintage-wise, although the sum wagered is small enough: 1980 L'Eglise Clinet for $45 each. The only notes I found on line are actually encouraging.
by Neal.Mollen
June 12th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2307

Re: Went nuts and ...

Panos Kakaviatos wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 1:52 pm
.. bought two Leoville Las Cases 05s on sale and in bottle for $265. Absurd price for a single bottle of wine, but then again, a great wine. And a competitive price.
Totally and completely insane. I'll bring a champagne. Where and what time?
by Neal.Mollen
June 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: No dosage champagne

commercial post: I import Champagne from a medium-sized Estate Bottler. His wines are available in (from memory) about 20 states. His normal dosage is at the lower level of Brut, normally 0.7% (seven grams/litre). For orders as low as one case (from a distributor, we are obliged to sell through the...
by Neal.Mollen
June 12th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1893

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

If I ever feel as though I need alcohol to medicate myself because I am stressed, I will have to seriously consider whether I need to sell off the cellar.
by Neal.Mollen
June 12th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 13851

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Adam Levyn wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 11:14 am
How do folks feel about the pricing of Margaux / Mouton?
Are you going to drink the wine?

I'd say the price is both about what I expected and utterly ridiculous.
by Neal.Mollen
June 12th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: TN: 2009 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Thanks David. I only have 2 so def will wait
by Neal.Mollen
June 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 75022

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

The Vilmart Rubis rose is a killer value at $50.
by Neal.Mollen
June 9th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

I am so distressed to have started this thread
by Neal.Mollen
June 8th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2458

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Well you cant expect poor winery owners to not increase prices, after all just because you get 30% extra free fruit the corks have gone up by 40 cents so we need an across the board $15 a bottle increase Your contract is for a 1 acre block. You pay 18,000/T. If the vineyard produces 4T/Acre your fr...
by Neal.Mollen
June 8th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 7:28 am
Lanessan is always a fantastic value. I guess the subtext here is quality/style variation based on the vintage?
Robert has been in mourning because he fears Lanessan has gone over to the dark side and has extolled the 14 as a last of the breed. Whether he is right about that remains to be seen
by Neal.Mollen
June 8th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Good to know. Given your feelings about Sociando Mallet (I recall you once posted a photo of asparagus as a tasting note for SM), I take it the Lanessan is veggie free? And, I thought Robert was left? Not a fan of green wine. I am a fan of trad bdx, and I'd say this hits the mark. Robert is like At...
by Neal.Mollen
June 8th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Not that he isn't always, but this 2014 Lanessan is pretty good stuff. I am not sure that I would open many bottles at this point; flannel tannins will resolve over a few years and make this wine much more enjoyable to drink, but this combines enough flesh to satisfy most "modern" wine lovers, enoug...
by Neal.Mollen
June 7th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4112

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Provocative NYT article from 1987... WINE; A MUSTY MYTH THE ONLY THING HARDER than getting people to accept a good idea is getting them to abandon a bad one. A relevant example: the almost universal reverence for old wines. Let's suppose for a moment that we're eavesdropping on a small gathering of...
by Neal.Mollen
June 7th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +

2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Nature Cuvée Starck - France, Champagne Served blind next to 4 other champagnes (also blind). Lime, green apple, and a big cut of citrus that goes right through the wine. Finishes with slate and saline, lime skin and excellent structure. A genius wine, damn good. ...
by Neal.Mollen
June 7th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. SB-647 Shipping legaliized ! YES !
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: A huge victory for Ct wine consumers. Amazed it finally is happening.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 7:49 am
c fu wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Can retailers ship out tho from CT?
Yes, but there aren’t many worth shopping with.
But that could change. This would be a business opportunity for outfits in the NE that want to establish a web presence
by Neal.Mollen
June 6th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (6/4/2019) Who says there is no value in burgundy? $50 wine with age drinking in the zone. Very balanced bright red fruit. Some tart cranberry with a nice streak of mineral. No telltale Leroy spice but also no oak and nicely integrated. Enou...
by Neal.Mollen
June 6th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1427

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Petrus - The Wish List (Vieux Chateau Certan as a proxy) from the royalty side of the family Montrose/Leoville Barton/Lalande - The High-End Gift from someone that loves you Sociando/Cantemerle - The Budget choice for smart buyers, people that know you Lanessan - The poor wine from your redneck cou...

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