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by Howard Cooper
May 20th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 32
Views: 1182

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Will do so soon. You make me even more excited to try it.
by Howard Cooper
May 20th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 32
Views: 1182

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett or Spatlese Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett or Spatlese [I could go on with German wines for a while, but will stop here] Chateau Climens 2014 (under $50 if in half bottles, which is how I buy them) Cotat Sancere Christian Moreau Chablis - any of his various...
by Howard Cooper
May 20th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 32
Views: 1182

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Chablis would also fit In our market, you'll find some pleasant swallowable Lieux-dits around $30, but you can fuhgeddabout 1er Cru [unless you extend your budget from $50 out towards the $75+ range]. I don't know where you're market is, Nathan, But almost at random, here are some below from Chicag...
by Howard Cooper
May 20th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GG's - What to drink young and what to age
Replies: 90
Views: 3098

Re: GG's - What to drink young and what to age

J. Rock wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 9:19 pm
I'm really getting into Rieslings, but I'm not sure what the difference between trocken and GG is. Is anyone able to explain the difference?
The price. As I believe Terry Theise once said, GG is a German term meaning raise the price.
by Howard Cooper
May 20th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Help me pick 2017 wines to age for anniversaries

There are a lot of good 2017 Burgundies. Germany had an excellent vintage in 2017.

Was 2017 the year of the great fires in California? Is smoke taint causing any issues with 2017s? I would think less with Ridge than with others as it is further south, but really do not know.
by Howard Cooper
May 20th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 32
Views: 1182

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett or Spatlese Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett or Spatlese [I could go on with German wines for a while, but will stop here] Chateau Climens 2014 (under $50 if in half bottles, which is how I buy them) Cotat Sancere Christian Moreau Chablis - any of his various ...
by Howard Cooper
May 19th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2149

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

I have long been a new world syrah lover and over the years I have managed to get on what I consider to be the primo lists. But retirement is upon me and I really can't afford to buy all of the wine I'm being offered. I should cut back by about half. So who stays and who goes? Alban - my first grea...
by Howard Cooper
May 19th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

Whenever I loose my producer label mojo, I tighten it.
by Howard Cooper
May 19th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 38
Views: 1672

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Can a wine like Cantemerle or Sociando Mallet be underrated if most people on this thread think they are underrated? They can be good, they can be values, but can they be underrated? I would say yes, relative to the market as a whole. Very few of my friends know of Sociando and Cantemerle. I think ...
by Howard Cooper
May 19th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 38
Views: 1672

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Can a wine like Cantemerle or Sociando Mallet be underrated if most people on this thread think they are underrated? They can be good, they can be values, but can they be underrated?
by Howard Cooper
May 18th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: No Problemo...

Markus, his friend passed and he was paying tribute to him with his wines? Your post is odd. Tom, sorry to hear about your loss of your wine friend and good on you for honoring him. No problemo, Frank. Wasn't in the least bit offended. In fact, now I know who Blair Pethel is. Tom Blair Pethel of Do...
by Howard Cooper
May 18th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

My son started quoting Marcus Aurelius, saying happiness comes from within, not from what you got. But then again, he takes what little I got and needs for nothing. I’m back to my Gonon, which had been sitting in the fridge for several days. This really is a gorgeous wine. If this ain’t open, I don...
by Howard Cooper
May 17th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

Otto Forsberg wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 2:06 am
It's funny reading how well the wine drinks young, since I had a completely opposite experience two weeks ago.

You didn't just come off a 4 hour hellish phone call. Context is everything.
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

How about Spanish Sorry, I only speak 'Merican, Georgian and a bit of Chicago - I know what a ruff is. Funny enough, my co-lead partner is from South GA. I call him redneck, but he’s one cool MOFO and an absolute genius with a photographic memory. A truly gifted lawyer and a good man, honored to be...
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 38
Views: 1672

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

On this board, based on prior threads, Leoville las Cases.

More generally, maybe Grand Puy Lacoste among classified Bordeaux.
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

J a y H a c k wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 12:55 pm
I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off . . .

A we ask on Passover, "Ma Nishtanah HaLaylah HaZeh?"
I am still confused about getting back at Fu with a Rhone. Wouldn't it have been better to open a bottle of Krug????
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 9:35 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 9:07 am
Greg K wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 8:26 pm


How often do you need a translator for Florida English?
That I could do. I speak Southern and can translate it into 'merican.

How about Spanish
Sorry, I only speak 'Merican, Georgian and a bit of Chicago - I know what a ruff is.
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

How often do you need a translator for Florida English? That I could do. I speak Southern and can translate it into 'merican. Ending phone calls at 7:40 seems like an early night. I assume you worked for another couple of hours after the Gonon? Ironically, this call had folks from Korea, DC, Florid...
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

So I got on the phone at 1:30 today for a series of conference calls, the last one lasting from 4-7:40 - multi-party with a foreign language translater, to negotiate a contract of several hundred pages. How often do you need a translator for Florida English? That I could do. I speak Southern and ca...
by Howard Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

At first, I thought that was a semiautomatic weapon in the near background. Some folks just live on the edge. Dude. That’s the Campy Big! Corkscrews for cyclists. A very big screw. All attorneys are required to have a corkscrew in their offices. I certainly did - but it did not look like a weapon. ...
by Howard Cooper
May 15th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preparing (and tasting) a 1966 Château Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Preparing a 1966 Château Cos d'Estournel

Agreed. I would not open a wine that old several hours in advance.
by Howard Cooper
May 15th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer

Have been buying a small selection of their Chambolle, Gevrey & MSD 1er's over the past 4 or 5 vintages along with their Charmes. Not nit-picking OP, but pretty sure Sebastian took over from his father in 2009 and is now the 3rd generation making the wines. I think the winery had a slightly differe...
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: TN: 2013 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

I have started buying the Three Valleys to drink young and to hold the Geyserville and Lytton Springs for a time. But, for how long?
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 5418

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 3:27 pm
For me,

2003 Truchot Clos de la Roche
2003 Truchot Charmes Chambertin
2003 Truchot GC Combottes
1996 Taittinger Comte de Champagne
2008 Ramonet CM Ruchottes
1978 La Mission Haut Brion
Add 2011 d'Yquem
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

Drive on the Route de Grand Crus through the Cotes du Nuits. It takes you by most of the Grand Crus of the Cotes du Nuits. It is just off 974 - higher up in the hills. Drive south of Beaune and see Montrachet. Then drive past Montrachet and go down to Chassagne Montrachet and visit the Caveau de Cha...
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

I have found very few 2009s that I like and the 2010s I have had just don’t measure up to 1982s and 2005s I have had or frankly even 1996s. Big fruit isn’t everything. The best Bordeauxs combine richness with freshness and elegance. I'm not arguing as to what your palate is, but what's critical con...
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

I have found very few 2009s that I like and the 2010s I have had just don’t measure up to 1982s and 2005s I have had or frankly even 1996s. Big fruit isn’t everything. The best Bordeauxs combine richness with freshness and elegance.
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

All you people saying 1970 are dead wrong. It was a vintage of the century. I'll pick one per decade 1979 1986 1995 (1996 is a VOTC on the LB as is 1998 in RB and Graves) 2001 Jay, you are starting to become a real Bordeaux guy. Everything is a vintage of the century. I would limit my vintages of t...
by Howard Cooper
May 14th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

All you people saying 1970 are dead wrong. It was a vintage of the century. I'll pick one per decade 1979 1986 1995 (1996 is a VOTC on the LB as is 1998 in RB and Graves) 2001 Jay, you are starting to become a real Bordeaux guy. Everything is a vintage of the century. I would limit my vintages of t...
by Howard Cooper
May 13th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?

Excellent question. I do wonder if not many of them have been on their way down for a while now, though it's a slow decline so wouldn't feel any stress to drink them immediately. In comparison, I think there are a lot of '85s, 86s, and 88s that are still on their way up. In 20 or 30 years' time, we...
by Howard Cooper
May 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Anton D wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 1:20 pm
In my 6/10ths of a century...

1959

1970

1975

1983
I would call 1959 clearly a VOTC. Try the Latour - one of the greatest Bordeauxs I have ever had.
by Howard Cooper
May 12th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4066

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

the Vineyard Cru system would probably work better than a Classified Growth system where wines themselves are grouped. And since Napa is actually fairly small, I think it could be organized as such with enough effort. I am a Burgundy lover, so I agree that a classification of vineyards makes more s...
by Howard Cooper
May 12th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?

I know there are exceptions = Mouton, other first growths, LLC, etc. But, my sense is that the wines, while still excellent, had more energy and excitement 5-10 years ago. Last night, some friends and I tasted six 1982 Bordeaux - Ducru Beaucaillou, Cos D'Estournal, Vieux Chateau Certan and the three...
by Howard Cooper
May 12th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Last century - 1962, 1966, 1970, 1986, 1996 This century - 2001, 2014 Good stuff Howard! 1996 may well be a good vintage of the century "imposter" [wow.gif] : love that vintage especially from many a Médoc estate. Totally agree with 2001, across the region. Recently had a 2001 Rauzan-Ségla that was...
by Howard Cooper
May 12th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Victor Hong wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Why bother to drink non-vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux, when harder to find than vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux?
Of course, vintages of the century are much easier to find because there are so many more of them.
by Howard Cooper
May 11th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2020

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Last century - 1962, 1966, 1970, 1986, 1996

This century - 2001, 2014
by Howard Cooper
May 10th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

99% of the Pinot Noirs I drink come from Burgundy. I love well-made lighter Burgundies like Bourgogne Rouge. The wines can be very enjoyable and go well with lighter food. But, in most cases the higher appellation wines from the same producer turn out better with time IMHO. I should have asked Dan ...
by Howard Cooper
May 10th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 68
Views: 3296

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

So, fine. I’m not a huge Bordeaux buyer, having gotten into it after the price hikes of 2009 and 2010, but had kids born in 2014 and 2016 and so invested in a few cases. Now to 2018. Have read the threads and preliminary reviews. What are you buying and why? My first EP purchases: 6x Les Carmes Hau...
by Howard Cooper
May 10th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Chateau Sociando Mallet, Not Sung by OutKast or Alfert, except for praise
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: TN: 2014 Chateau Sociando Mallet, Not Sung by OutKast or Alfert, except for praise

Craig G wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Sounds like Rolland made it!
[rofl.gif] Will this become the standard response to positive tasting notes from Robert? [worship.gif]
by Howard Cooper
May 10th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 68
Views: 3296

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

So, fine. I’m not a huge Bordeaux buyer, having gotten into it after the price hikes of 2009 and 2010, but had kids born in 2014 and 2016 and so invested in a few cases. Now to 2018. Have read the threads and preliminary reviews. What are you buying and why? My first EP purchases: 6x Les Carmes Hau...
by Howard Cooper
May 9th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: Less expensive Pinot Noirs from many producers are often lighter and better than the more expensive bottlings

99% of the Pinot Noirs I drink come from Burgundy. I love well-made lighter Burgundies like Bourgogne Rouge. The wines can be very enjoyable and go well with lighter food. But, in most cases the higher appellation wines from the same producer turn out better with time IMHO.
by Howard Cooper
May 9th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Important vs. Unimportant tastings
Replies: 39
Views: 1665

Re: Important vs. Unimportant tastings

The important threads are the ones about whether one can wear a suit without socks or a tie; watches; shaving; shoes; what size house we live in and Game of Thrones. I did not realize that there were any important tastings.
by Howard Cooper
May 9th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 45
Views: 1974

Re: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux

I am deep into my middle age. I bought recently the Mouton as well as VCC, Ducru and Figeac, all of which I had purchased before, just adding to the numbers. I had also some small amounts of Canon, Montrose and Beychevelle. More deep than broad. Excellent wineries all but are any of them wines one ...
by Howard Cooper
May 9th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 45
Views: 1974

Re: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux

Having tasted a few 2016s, I have gone back and bought heavily. Of all the recent vintages, dating back to 2009, and including by my count, at least four vintages of the century, I find that it is my favorite, and by some margin. This was even before opening the breathtaking 2016 Mouton, certainly ...
by Howard Cooper
May 8th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 45
Views: 1974

Re: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux

I only read about important tastings and not unimportant tastings. Did it at least use Callaway's jailbreak technology? https://cmp.callawaygolf.com/jailbreak/ I did not realize until recently that this was important in winetasting events. More seriously, I have only tasted one 2016 Bordeaux so far ...
by Howard Cooper
May 7th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Fabulous, fabulous wine. Been trying to hold off drinking mine, but you make me want to open one.
by Howard Cooper
May 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9711

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Today, most Bordeaux classified estates are owned by banks and insurance companies. I don't care what things were like during the French revolution.
by Howard Cooper
May 6th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shopping in Jerusalem
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Wine shopping in Jerusalem

Xavier, Before you head out to Israel, watch the movie In Search of Israeli Cuisine (it is on Netflix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLDNbp1878k And, eat at https://www.machneyuda.co.il/menu if you can get in. Great restaurant!!!!! Howard, I loved, loved, loved this documentary. champagne.gif It ...

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