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by Frederico L e e
August 23rd, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A very restrained August:

1x Spottswoode Estate Cab '16 $245
3x Castelgiocondo BdM '15 @$37
2x Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve @$61
2x Ulysse Collin Les Maillons BdN @$69
2x Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières BdB @$72

All in Canadian dollars
by Frederico L e e
July 18th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: TN: 2014 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

I'm still holding on to my mixed case of '15 JJ Prum GH Auslese/Spatlese/Kabinett for at least 5+ years. Such a great producer and vintage.
by Frederico L e e
June 21st, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2240

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Brent S wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 8:47 pm
I shared a house with a British guy who liked to pour sprite (the soda) in with wine. To say the least he was forbidden to drink anything I had.
I heard that it's common in China, Sprite on white and Coke on red rolleyes
by Frederico L e e
June 15th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3871

Re: Best Brunellos

Uccelliera Riserva '10
by Frederico L e e
May 28th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom or Krug 168
Replies: 28
Views: 2059

Re: 2008 Dom or Krug 168

Looks like the price for both is $150/750ml. Now this really is a head2head battle.J In Canada, Krug GC is almost double the price of DP Where do you live? In Ontario (LCBO), Krug GC is $333 and DP is $270. Quebec (SAQ) has them for $313 and $262, respectively. I'm in Calgary. I got DP for $180-190...
by Frederico L e e
May 28th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom or Krug 168
Replies: 28
Views: 2059

Re: 2008 Dom or Krug 168

Ryan A wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Looks like the price for both is $150/750ml. Now this really is a head2head battle.J
In Canada, Krug GC is almost double the price of DP
by Frederico L e e
May 27th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 136
Views: 6449

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Foxtrot Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir from Okanagan, BC, Canada
by Frederico L e e
May 17th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have way too much wine. Wait, I just found a wine I need to buy more.
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: I have way too much wine. Wait, I just found a wine I need to buy more.

Just had my last bottle of 2012 and 2000...both still drinking amazing, especially the 2000! All four bottles of the 2000 I've had have been nothing but top notch, perfectly correct GC Chablis! https://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/buzzini1/D6D316ED-2E6C-4F76-A7F9-77F06290311E_zpsyhjg4oed.jpg N...
by Frederico L e e
May 16th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse '16
1x Beringer PR Cabernet '16
2x Marie-Courtin Eloquence ('14)
2x Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières ('14)
1x Ulysse Collin Les Maillons ('15)
2x Larmandier-Bernier Longitude
by Frederico L e e
May 9th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: Wine cellar Humidity

Haven been hearing humidity issues since the first day of storing wines at my passive cellar at basement. I live in the Prairies in Canada with very dry weather most of the year. Relative humidity runs in 65% range in summer (which is perfect according to the norm) but it goes way down to 30-40% dur...
by Frederico L e e
February 12th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2037
Views: 266456

Re: Official Costco Thread

Did someone say bubbly? 2005 Lanson brut marked down to $39.97...... champagne.gif I’m waiting for the $187.97 2008 Cristal! [beg.gif] It’s good to have dreams!!! [drinkers.gif] That dream came true to me. I bought it at $189 but I was in Calgary in Canada (paid CAD 250). Now it's sold out though.
by Frederico L e e
February 5th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1485
Views: 98651

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Drank a Jacquesson Cuvee 740. It's so damn good at a reasonable price.
by Frederico L e e
February 2nd, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Pierre Peters Chetillons BdB '12
Ulysse Colin Les Maillons BdN ('15)
Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB ('14)
by Frederico L e e
February 1st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12316
Views: 466864

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

An 2016 Louis M. Martini Napa Cab. Paid under USD 20 and it's a great QPR.
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by Frederico L e e
January 14th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?

Just one bottle of Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB 2012. My last purchase of the year, I promise. It’s hard to find places with more than 2 bottles for sale at a reasonable price. The shop I bought it from has 3 more on shelf. I paid CAD148 per (USD110±). May go back for more after New Year to kee...
by Frederico L e e
January 6th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...

...is absolutely outstanding, stunning even. Although I wasn't in a position to take formal notes, this one killed me so much I had to post something and I'm still in a mild state of shock at just how much this wine wowed. Because if the 2005 Janesse VV caused me to really start questioning modern ...
by Frederico L e e
December 31st, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2271

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

Nothing fancy or expensive. A Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Rose, to be followed by a Ridge Geyserville 2016.
by Frederico L e e
December 29th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?

Just one bottle of Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB 2012. My last purchase of the year, I promise. It’s hard to find places with more than 2 bottles for sale at a reasonable price. The shop I bought it from has 3 more on shelf. I paid CAD148 per (USD110±). May go back for more after New Year to kee...
by Frederico L e e
December 29th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?

Just one bottle of Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB 2012. My last purchase of the year, I promise.
by Frederico L e e
December 27th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just one bottle of Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB 2012. My last purchase of the year, I promise.
by Frederico L e e
December 21st, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1648
Views: 115343

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

somehow only had a 2016 Papa's Block at home, so I opened it against my better judgement. I had a glass the first night and put it away - was fantastic the next day. I knew better but sometimes I need to touch a hot stove to remember that it's hot. I've a few bottles of '17 and your note tells me t...
by Frederico L e e
December 19th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99
Replies: 22
Views: 1461

Re: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99

Costco in Calgary, Alberta has been selling it for CAD180 (USD 135) for months now.
by Frederico L e e
December 16th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area
Replies: 36
Views: 2135

Rep: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon:149.97 at Total Wine in the LA area

In Alberta, Canada, CAD250(USD190±) is the norm but at Costco it's CAD180 (USD135±)
by Frederico L e e
December 16th, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine cellar seasonal temperature changes
Replies: 8
Views: 2445

Re: Wine cellar seasonal temperature changes

I live in Alberta, Canada. My passive basement cellar fluctuates in temperature from 13 (55) to 18 (64) with most of time in 14-16. RH is between 25% in winter to 65% in summer and found no effect on cork.
by Frederico L e e
December 15th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

OIC.

I had '11 last year and it was such a beautiful wine. I'm keeping a few bottles of '13, '15 & '16 hoping for a little vertical experience in a few years. Cheers!
by Frederico L e e
December 15th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

It's made of 100% Sangiovese not being labeled as a Chianti but an IGT Super Tuscan wine.

What's a red Riesling?
by Frederico L e e
November 30th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 63
Views: 5754

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

That makes me very jealous. '08 hasn't been released yet in Canada but the '06 is already selling for CAD 280 (USD200) here in Calgary, AB😯
by Frederico L e e
November 24th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Millésimé '09
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Choosing between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Millésimé '09

YLee wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 6:09 am
Do you have either yet? I would make my decision depending on your current holding and how many of each you already have.
I already have 2 Cristal's and 1 Egly-Ouriet in my stable. I can't afford to buy more but just one [oops.gif]
by Frederico L e e
November 24th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Millésimé '09
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Choosing between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Millésimé '09

I'm debating between Cristal '08 and Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésimé '09 as my last Champagne purchase. I promised my better half just to get one last bottle before end of year.

Assuming they're priced the same, which one would you Champagne connoisseur recommend to get?
by Frederico L e e
November 24th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2037
Views: 266456

Re: Official Costco Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Frederico L e e wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 4:35 am
Frank Murray III wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Still some 2008 Cristal at Costco in Dana Point. I gritted my teeth and grabbed another for the cellar. Tempted to do more but exercised some discipline. [training.gif]
Price?
Assume $229 like every Costco.
Today I saw $250 Cdn ($185 US) at Costco Calgary, Alberta.
by Frederico L e e
November 23rd, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2037
Views: 266456

Re: Official Costco Thread

Frank Murray III wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Still some 2008 Cristal at Costco in Dana Point. I gritted my teeth and grabbed another for the cellar. Tempted to do more but exercised some discipline. [training.gif]
Price?
by Frederico L e e
November 21st, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2037
Views: 266456

Re: Official Costco Thread

Any mention of a good Costco in NYC?
by Frederico L e e
November 16th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2037
Views: 266456

Re: Official Costco Thread

Saw a Cristal '09 for only CAD 245, i.e. USD185 😲 at Costco Calgary, Alberta
by Frederico L e e
November 16th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5420

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I was looking for Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésimé 2008 with no avail, but found a 2009 instead at an unbelievable price of $89 Cdn 😃 Frederico, That's a fantastic wine. The seller must have lost money at that price. I think 2009 Champagne deserves its own thread. I wish I had bought more. Cheers, W...
by Frederico L e e
November 16th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5420

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I was looking for Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésimé 2008 with no avail, but found a 2009 instead at an unbelievable price of $89 Cdn 😃
by Frederico L e e
November 15th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Demian Saenz wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 4:28 pm
2016 Léoville Barton $109
Hot from press: WOTY by WS
by Frederico L e e
November 15th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah '17
1x Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel '16
1x Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésimé '09
by Frederico L e e
November 2nd, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2037
Views: 266456

Re: Official Costco Thread

Francois Olivier wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 5:03 am
Andy K wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:26 pm
2016 Bordeaux starting to show up in WI.

Pontet Canet about $150
It’s cheap.
En primeur 165€ ( 181$)
Cheaper price in France was 155€.

It's $300 Cdn ($230 US) in my city!
by Frederico L e e
September 14th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some fun stuff on that list, but these two caught my eye. Love Franc de Pied wines. What are these? This is from volcanic region of Etna in Sicily, Italy. http://www.tenutaterrenere.com/en/wine-prephylloxera-etna-red-wines-doc-nerello-mascalese-cappuccio-sicily.php Very cool. Just saw from Wine Sea...
by Frederico L e e
September 14th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1x Terre Nere Prephylloxera 2017 1x Terre Nere Prephylloxera 2016 Some fun stuff on that list, but these two caught my eye. Love Franc de Pied wines. What are these? This is from volcanic region of Etna in Sicily, Italy. http://www.tenutaterrenere.com/en/wine-prephylloxera-etna-red-wines-doc-nerell...
by Frederico L e e
September 14th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x Flaccianello 2016
2x Tignanello 2016
1x Spottswoode Estate Cab 2016
2x Chateau Canon 2015
1x Terre Nere Prephylloxera 2017
1x Terre Nere Prephylloxera 2016
3x Beaucastel 2016
by Frederico L e e
August 27th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1876

Re: Calon Segur 1996

Art R wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 7:03 am
The 2000 surely needs more time, and likely more than the 3 years you mentioned. That's why the 1996 is so surprising at this point. One of the best Bordeaux I had in both '16 and '18.

Oh jeez, I only have 2016 and have to wait until I'm 80 [head-bang.gif]
by Frederico L e e
August 16th, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1642

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

Here in Alberta, Canada '08 Cristal is only 20% more than '06 Taittinger Comtes BdB
by Frederico L e e
August 12th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1391

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

Thanks. I'll wait till end of next decade to crack my first '15 bottle 😀
by Frederico L e e
August 9th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1391

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

I have 3 bottles of 2015 Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge. How long do I need to wait to enjoy them? 20 years? :(
by Frederico L e e
July 10th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 1176

Re: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal

I'm a newbie on Champagne. Why does mag taste better than standard bottling? Isn't that larger bottle size needs more time for wine to mature? How does it matter to taste difference?
by Frederico L e e
June 29th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to read back label on Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: How to read back label on Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

Why do you think it's '08 not '09?
by Frederico L e e
June 29th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to read back label on Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

How to read back label on Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

This bottle back label says "laid in chalk cellars in 2009", is the base wine vintage 2008 or 2009?
by Frederico L e e
June 27th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14416
Views: 706313

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x Dom Perignon 2008
2x Spottswoode Cab Estate 2015
1x Beaucastel CdP 2016
1x Chateau Canon 2015

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