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by J0hn $mith
November 15th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Fair enough. Should have not hit at him directly (cause I don't know him). But after burgundy 11s and 04s, I take an opinion of an ITBer with a pinch of salt. The point is there is huge and cry over variations of this supposed "luxury and rare" cuvee, that's mass produced and costs a fortune, close ...
by J0hn $mith
November 15th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3870

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

Spill the beans Jamie, we like to hear your thoughts. I am going to take the sidelines on this one. I am off to vacation today. Best to you all and Happy thanksgiving. Dude, it seems a tad disingenuous to pull the pin on the grenade and then just walk away. But it's your prerogative, of course. [ch...
by J0hn $mith
November 15th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Another ITB guy saying how amazing and reliable this wine is rolleyes

Of course he has to, he needs to push hundreds of cases of this SODA costing $100 per bottle!! [wow.gif]
by J0hn $mith
November 15th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 8070

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

Not sure if they meant to show numbers 2 - 4 in announcing 4 (2005 La Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva), but that's what is viewable on their website. 3 is 2015 Castello di Volpaia and 2 is 2015 Canon-La Gaffelière. Sigh, how I wish it was 2015 Canon...would have prompted a fun debate on this forum.
by J0hn $mith
November 15th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3870

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

Michael Skurnik is the importer. Importers are pigs and this is a case in fact. Producers rarely ever see anything close to the wealth made by importers. I get your point Jamie. Producers are the one who takes the risk, do the hard work and make the product. Its sad to see the "middlemen" screw bot...
by J0hn $mith
November 15th, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

You know what else has a high amount of bottle to bottle variability? White burgundy. Yeah but even premox takes several years to show up, whereas we’re talking about significant variation in a wine that was released say ~2 years ago Exactly, moreover does PYCM CC and Coche MP, come in batches? Ove...
by J0hn $mith
November 14th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 9:56 am
J0hn $mith wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 9:53 am
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 9:50 am
As far as I know, you can't taste "rare" when it comes to wine.
Looks like you can Merrill, try this out!

https://www.piper-heidsieck.com/en/rare

Must be very very rare indeed.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. champagne.gif
More like a 3 figure pepsi
by J0hn $mith
November 14th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3870

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

I checked the retail price for 09 Echezeaux (WineArt) in Germany. While I bought the wine for about 85 Euros at the winery the retailers price today ist 650. Everybody who supports those exaggerations is responsible for destroying a culture. Everyone should make a profit but this is something diffe...
by J0hn $mith
November 14th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 9:50 am
As far as I know, you can't taste "rare" when it comes to wine.
Looks like you can Merrill, try this out!

https://www.piper-heidsieck.com/en/rare

Must be very very rare indeed.
by J0hn $mith
November 14th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Jay Miller wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 9:45 am
Or Chateau Lafite. Wait, they make more of that so it must be even worse.
Yea Lafite releases wines in batches with high degree of variability with people saying how bad it is! [snort.gif]
by J0hn $mith
November 14th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice White Burgs
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Nice White Burgs

Lucky you, you survived the Russian roulette!
by J0hn $mith
November 14th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

John, You do realize that MANY "supposed" luxury cuvees produce well over 100,000 bottles per vintage. I know, no wonder there is lack of consistency even in vintage cuvees. Once you have size you introduce variability, unless its Coca-Cola. $100+ for a bottle that's mass manufactured, isn't unifor...
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.
Replies: 63
Views: 3333

Re: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 10:37 am
EVERY ONE of the critics loved the 2015 Canon. Martin: 100. Suckling: 100. Galloni: 96-98. Jancis: 17.5. LPB: 96. Jeb: 98+.
Cellar tracker has good reviews from a lot of reviewers. Perhaps its a hedonistic wine. Alan may not like it, but that's his choice. The majority seem to like it.
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Wow, 100,000+ bottles for a supposedly luxury cuvee [scratch.gif] Sounds more like Pepsi! pepsi John, You do realize that MANY "supposed" luxury cuvees produce well over 100,000 bottles per vintage. I know, no wonder there is lack of consistency even in vintage cuvees. Once you have size you introd...
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.
Replies: 63
Views: 3333

Re: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.

Please tell me how you arrived at your prediction about 2015 Bordeaux and that it's an overrated vintage? UGC, and a few various tastings at retailers around the Bay Area. If it makes you feel better, I also think 2015 Burgundy is overrated ;) Greatness of a vintage is defined by how the lowest win...
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9783

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Alan, As with most big name prestige wines, quite a few hundred thousands bottles of this wine are made. The wine is vinified and aged separately by plot/location in tank and barrel, but it isn't all going to fit into one tank for blending. As with any mass production item there is going to be some...
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2011 PYCM grande ruchottes
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: TNR: 2011 PYCM grande ruchottes

Michael, I suspect PYCM pricing is about to explode. 2011 is an outstanding white Burgundy vintage. Pierre-Yves is an outstanding winemaker. The vineyard is excellent. What on earth are you waiting for? Regards Jeremy Its a decent for vintage for the whites. Outstanding - hell no. You want him to w...
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Chassagne VV
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: PYCM Chassagne VV

Michael is this 2016 vintage release? What price did you see it?
by J0hn $mith
November 13th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3870

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

I am the first one to praise a great producer's wines, but the spike in prices in insane.
by J0hn $mith
November 10th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: TN: 2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet

Philip Laub wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 2:42 pm
I've got a bunch of '14 Dauvissat Clos and a few Preuses......any sign of early onset pre-mox?
Start drinking it soon or your will be draining those in future!
by J0hn $mith
November 10th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 132
Views: 13582

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

A lot of great advice in this thread. A great place for a beginning burgundy drinker is exploring through producers bourgognes. It gives at times an intro to a house style and (depending on a producers holdings) they can give insight into big picture differences in Côte de Nuits vs Côte de Beaune r...
by J0hn $mith
November 10th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 132
Views: 13582

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

To quote Becky Wasserman , ‘[There are instances] i’d rather drink a producer’s old vine Bourgogne than a Grand Cru on its first leaf’ Dear lord, she is an importer. She needs to sell wine, if its a grand cru, the wine sells itself. But bourgogne needs marketing to sell, especially when it costs up...
by J0hn $mith
November 10th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4681

Re: The Safest White Burgs

I have had premoxed bottles from all three producers- the account that they are immune is an urban legend. So have many other people I know with broad experience with these producers. No one is immune. As both Roulot and Coche bottled their wines far more reductively for many vintages (perhaps with...
by J0hn $mith
November 10th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4681

Re: The Safest White Burgs

I note that I have already tasted at both Domaines Roulot and Coche-Dury on this trip and their 2017s and 2016s respectively seem far less reductive than was the case four or five vintages ago, so perhaps the producers have also had disappointing bottle development over the recent past and are back...
by J0hn $mith
November 8th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?
Replies: 28
Views: 935

Re: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Yesterday.
[thumbs-up.gif]
by J0hn $mith
November 8th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4681

Re: The Safest White Burgs

If it is a bottle issue (or some more universal problem), why have some producers like Coche largely avoided premox? Good point. Hard to see the bottle or cork theory hold true. Coche, Roulot or Raveneau magically got the perfect bottles or corks is silly. The other explanation is Coche and Roulot ...
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: TN: 2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

Thank you Keith. Good idea, would be nice to do a vertical in future.
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:09 am
Your standards are slipping. It's just a village wine, and as such clearly beneath you.
D@vid, my standards are for a good drink. In burgundy, if you go for a great producer and great vintage, chances are you have a good drink. All the way from a village to GC.
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:09 am
J0hn $mith wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:07 am
Good one Brodie: Great producer, great vintage, great wine. Roumier! [worship.gif]
Your standards are slipping. It's just a village wine, and as such clearly beneath you.
Village wine from Roumier >> Grand cru from a crappy producer [snort.gif]
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: TN: 2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

How does it compare with the 2010s?
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr
Replies: 33
Views: 2608

Re: Meursault vs Puligny - Rajat Parr

Producer, producer, producer. That are great ones and crappy ones in both villages.
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great customer service from K&L wines
Replies: 41
Views: 2124

Re: Great customer service from K&L wines

I’ve been buying from K&L for over a decade; and recall only one slip-up from them: they delivered the wrong vintage (I recall white 1er Cru by Niellon - note I live in/have my bottles forwarded to Manila). When I wrote them about the error, they promptly sent me the same number of bottles (correct...
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: burgundy vintages
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: burgundy vintages

I thought all the smart ones will be salivating for the 2004.

Jokes apart 2001, no brainer.
by J0hn $mith
November 6th, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum

Good one Brodie: Great producer, great vintage, great wine. Roumier! [worship.gif]
by J0hn $mith
November 2nd, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 9092

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

Lisa can score what ever she wants. It's her prerogative. She can give 50, heck even 100 x100p wines. It her taste and her subjectivity. Just like if Suckling wants to be generous or Gilman/ Tanzer want to be misery with their scores. It is up to you if you want to pay attention to it. But she doesn...
by J0hn $mith
November 2nd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1916

Re: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?

Michael: yea 07s are fantastic for my taste. The ducaster was incredible. Sadly out of my reach now. Nathan: thanks for the tip on MG. Yea 2013 Bojo are brilliant. Had Foillard CC the other day. Just spectacular! Gamay in a burgundy discussion, really? The duke should have banished it completely, w...
by J0hn $mith
November 2nd, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

Great, so its not what I say but how I say it. OK, OK.

Why do I care, load up on 2011, maybe some 04s while you are at it. Leave the 2015s for us...
by J0hn $mith
November 2nd, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1916

Re: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?

Do I hear some cries on 2006? [thankyou.gif]

Yea Nathan idiots buy 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015 and will be looking at 2018.

The smarty pants buy 2011, 2006 and back up the truck for 2004! [tease.gif]
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriette
Replies: 24
Views: 1205

Re: 2013 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriette

Ramonet's white Boudriotte actually comes from the lieu-dit of Fairendes which is one of several lieux-dits within Morgeot that has the right to be sold as Boudriotte. The Clos de la Boudriotte is a clos within the lieu-dit of Boudriotte that Pierre Ramonet used to call his "little Romanée-Conti". ...
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

Jim Stewart wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 1:20 pm
By the way, welcome to the community.
Jim, thank you. It's more like a large family gathering, you say something innocuous but somehow everything is your fault.
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

Its like speaking to my teenage kids here. You tell them to stay safe, be cautious and not just explore as it can be very costly. Somehow, I have someone hurt their feelings, don't know anything or am money minded. Go ahead, wander about and explore; but don't come crying with a post like the OP. St...
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

Burgundy is a mine field. Don't wander about. Go with top quality producers and the great vintages. You will be rewarded for the money you pay. [winner.gif] The very antithesis of virtually every serious Burgundy student I know. To be fair, you don't claim to be such a student. Cheers, John Dollar-...
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

Burgundy is a mine field. Don't wander about. Go with top quality producers and the great vintages. You will be rewarded for the money you pay. [winner.gif] The very antithesis of virtually every serious Burgundy student I know. To be fair, you don't claim to be such a student. Cheers, John Dollar-...
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

I find this to be an incredibly condescending and obnoxious post. The egotism to believe that you are the authority on what is worthwhile wine and what is "crap" is astounding. It's ludicrous to say that only buying top producers in top vintages will be rewarding - and if you do otherwise you are a...
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

It breaks my heart to see fellow wine lovers, waste away their hard earned money on a crappy wines. Its the part of the industry that gets me boiling, selling crappy vintages from very average producers/ villages in off vintages. They are sold off as the steal of the century. The only thing is bein...
by J0hn $mith
October 31st, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1725

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

It breaks my heart to see fellow wine lovers, waste away their hard earned money on a crappy wines. Its the part of the industry that gets me boiling, selling crappy vintages from very average producers/ villages in off vintages. They are sold off as the steal of the century. The only thing is being...
by J0hn $mith
October 29th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru white burg vineyards
Replies: 48
Views: 2201

Re: 1er Cru white burg vineyards

There's a couple of ways to think of this topic. The first is: Which 1er cru vineyards produce good wine in general? Given the importance of producer, I see that as analogous to "which vineyards do 'even' negociants and lesser producers make lovely wine from"? My views would be: - Perrieres and Gen...
by J0hn $mith
October 29th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru white burg vineyards
Replies: 48
Views: 2201

Re: 1er Cru white burg vineyards

There's a couple of ways to think of this topic. The first is: Which 1er cru vineyards produce good wine in general? Given the importance of producer, I see that as analogous to "which vineyards do 'even' negociants and lesser producers make lovely wine from"? My views would be: - Perrieres and Gen...
by J0hn $mith
October 26th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru white burg vineyards
Replies: 48
Views: 2201

Re: 1er Cru white burg vineyards

It's so producer-specific that it's hard to generalize, and my experience isn't such that I'm authoritative, but I feel like there's a lot of really good wine made from the following vineyards (in addition to what you mention): Meursault Genevrieres - other than Coche's version, Leroy and PYCM are ...
by J0hn $mith
October 26th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru white burg vineyards
Replies: 48
Views: 2201

Re: 1er Cru white burg vineyards

It's so producer-specific that it's hard to generalize [...] Chablis Montee de Tonerre Your first statement is what I was wondering recently about Montee de Tonerre. I think my thoughts on the site are skewed because of Raveneau. Is it really better than most other 1ers in the hands of other produc...

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