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by J. Galang
February 21st, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual blind tasting of 5 red Burgundies
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Virtual blind tasting of 5 red Burgundies

Thanks for the notes. Would you say the 2009 d'Angerville Taillepieds was handling the 2009 vintage well, meaning that it was not too ripe? I have one bottle of the 1999 Arnoux Suchots which I am saving for sometime in 2025+. Do you think it is at peak now or another 5 or 10 years will bring more po...
by J. Galang
February 19th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 34
Views: 2772

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

So far......2014 red is still delicious ( at age 7 now ) and it may not close-down. Another 2007 red ? i've had many a shut down 2014. 2013 on the other hand seems far more generous now [dance-clap.gif] Nice, opening a 2013 Domaine Dujac MSD tonight for dinner. Re: 2014's, love the reds as well, pa...
by J. Galang
February 18th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy
Replies: 99
Views: 6706

Re: Pinot: Rhys v. Rochioli v. Aubert v. CA Others v. Burgundy

I think you are missing the OPs point. He didn’t say he wanted Burgundy. He likes Burgundy, but at current pricing wants to know what else is out there. Aubert pinot noir and Rochioli single vineyard pinot aren't exactly cheap. I would rather drink village level Dujac, Hudelot Noellat, Denis Bachel...
by J. Galang
February 15th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Where!? I'm guessing Apex Wines in NC. They have it in stock (and ship to Missouri). The Meyer Nepal was only in magnum in 2019. This is either the wrong AP number or wrong vintage. Not according to Mosel Fine Wine: http://www.moselfinewines.com/2019-falkenstein-niedermenniger-herrenberg-spatlese-f...
by J. Galang
February 15th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb "Meyer Nepal" #11
by J. Galang
February 13th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3687

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

I don't think this is true. I agree that there are a lot of wines that are "out of reach" for a lot of people, but modern winemaking has never been better - there's never been a bigger ocean of good wine coming from every region in the world. I guess I take a fairly philosophical view of ...
by J. Galang
February 13th, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lignier-Michelot 2014 MSD Faconnières x 3 It is rare to see this producer and vineyard get much love here. I have collected a few vintages of this particular producer/vineyard and it has always been a good "value" (if there is such a thing in Burgundy). Their price escalation in the past ...
by J. Galang
February 12th, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 127
Views: 14504

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

Dwizzo wrote: February 12th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Dwizzo wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 1:06 pm I'm gonna guess $450. Price is right rules, whoever gets closest without going over wins [cheers.gif]
Guess I should go on the price is right 😆
Come on DOWN!!!!!
by J. Galang
February 12th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 127
Views: 14504

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

Jmigliano wrote: January 24th, 2021, 12:22 pm
Dwizzo wrote: January 24th, 2021, 12:04 am
ykwon wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 3:30 pm That 3L is going to cost a fortune consider how big of a up charge there is for the mag...
You know it... Last 3L offering was $5,000 I believe.
Oh dear god. The mag’s are generally $1500?
Yes and yes, in 2018 mag and 3L are at the same prices, $1,500 and $5,000 respectively.
by J. Galang
February 12th, 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 127
Views: 14504

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

J. Galang wrote: February 12th, 2021, 2:41 pm It is officially $450/bottle
It was $400 last year, so an increase of $50/bottle
by J. Galang
February 12th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Scarecrow Release
Replies: 127
Views: 14504

Re: 2018 Scarecrow Release

It is officially $450/bottle
by J. Galang
February 11th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tuesday Dinner - Raveneau & Clos Rougeard (w/ pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: TN: Tuesday Dinner - Raveneau & Clos Rougeard (w/ pics)

If I am not mistaken, there was no Les Poyeaux in 2013 and it was all blended into the Les Clos (regular Samur). Maybe that is why the 2013 had a little more oomph? Or the 2014 just needs to age a bit more. Glad to have both. HUGE pic though :)
by J. Galang
February 11th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3687

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

c fu wrote: February 11th, 2021, 3:47 pm Off the top of my head.

Noellat -price to value ratio is lost on me now.
Hudellot or Georges?
by J. Galang
February 11th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3687

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Come on- it’s an interesting topic. Let the poor OP be. And quite honestly I don’t use whinging as often as wanker and my particular favorite, Scouse Git. No worries Mark. Whining is one of our most time honored traditions here at WB [wink.gif] [wink.gif] But seriously, it is a genuine curiosity fo...
by J. Galang
February 10th, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3687

Throwing in the towel - a study

I probably saw some type of thread like this a while ago, I think it was something like "What are you not buying...." I tried to look for it but could not find it. Anyway, since there have been a lot of buzz on recent offers and vintages coming in, I was just curious if this has affected a...
by J. Galang
February 9th, 2021, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy -- What are you buying?
Replies: 61
Views: 3624

Re: 2019 Burgundy -- What are you buying?

The 2019 offers have been quite disappointing. I get that it’s a great vintage and yields are down, but there are plenty of other good to great vintages or wines this decade that are cheaper. And a number of US sellers are still pricing in tariffs so not inclined to buy early unless a wine or price...
by J. Galang
February 8th, 2021, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4989

Re: K&L

I love K&L's selection of sparklings, their Insider Advantage deals, and their niche wine selection in general. I'm lucky to be in Sonoma county and have Bottle Barn to drain the majority of my wine wallet, but K&L gets quite a bit of play from me. I've not noticed any K&L pricing as be...
by J. Galang
February 5th, 2021, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?
Replies: 51
Views: 2949

Re: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?

IMHO, not really. The gap between good Bourgogne Rouge and an average Village wine is greater tan the gap between a good Village wine and an average 1er Cru. This of course does not include those unicorn Bourgogne rouge that are priced to the moon like that Bizot Bourgogne or 04 Leroy.
by J. Galang
February 5th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4989

Re: K&L

What do you find is a good value play at K&L? I have been buying from them for well over a decade and have always found them to be a class act. Great customer service, good shipping pricing. But...for much of their wine the pricing is qutie a bit higher than I can usually source elsewhere. I do...
by J. Galang
February 5th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Apologies for sounding like a noob, I meant Chave Hermitage. I bought two 6 packs of each because of the esteemed pedigree of the producer, sites and great vintages. 2015 is supposed to be a bigger, riper vintage if i'm not mistaken while the 2016 is the opposite in terms of style, yet still a good...
by J. Galang
February 2nd, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Yikes, def not popping my one bottle this early although maybe I should stock up a little. Brutal to stock up at current retail price Chave Hermitage is now officially cheaper than Allemand Reynard, as of the 2017 vintage. Probably the same rice as Allemand Chaillot. Note that 2015 and 2016 Chave m...
by J. Galang
January 29th, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 7935

Re: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering

Kris Patten wrote: January 29th, 2021, 6:26 pm
J. Galang wrote: January 29th, 2021, 11:50 am How was the overall vintage for 2017 in the central valley?
"off vintages" tend to be my long term aging favorites from SQN, Saxum, etc....
Are you saying 2017 was an off-vintage for SQN's general appellation?
by J. Galang
January 29th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne...
by J. Galang
January 29th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?

Craig G wrote: January 29th, 2021, 12:24 pm 9645B2C1-6B56-46C4-B807-BFE526D35B35.jpeg
I am actually surprised I got an offer since I passed on the previous mailer.
by J. Galang
January 29th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 7935

Re: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering

How was the overall vintage for 2017 in the central valley?
by J. Galang
January 29th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?

Leonard Taylor wrote: January 29th, 2021, 11:23 am Just released. There is already another thread on this.
My bad
by J. Galang
January 29th, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?

Just got an email from SQN, was this just released today or is this like a 2nd or 3rd wave offering?

I am talking about the 2017 Eleven Confessions Estate Syrah & Grenache 6-pack box. There is also a white offering - 2018 Aperta White Wine
by J. Galang
January 28th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne...
by J. Galang
January 26th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2389

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

Just in time for my B-Day this Saturday - got the Kaluga. 1996 Dom P. is queued to go as well.
by J. Galang
January 26th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 11565

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Can't login, even after resetting password.....


edit: finally got in
by J. Galang
January 22nd, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne...
by J. Galang
January 22nd, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules 2016 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne ...
by J. Galang
January 19th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 211
Views: 11272

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

I know it is a very small sample size, but I am a tad surprised that 2015 is higher than 2016 in terms of votes.
by J. Galang
January 14th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 76
Views: 5257

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

This is a somewhat controversial topic: See: https://www.larvf.com/clos-rougeard-la-sortie-des-2015-sonne-la-fin-de-l-ere-des-legendaires-freres-foucault,4682128.asp ...and cf., for the opposing perspective: https://www.larvf.com/francoise-foucault-a-propos-du-clos-rougeard-rendons-a-charly-et-anto...
by J. Galang
January 14th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 76
Views: 5257

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: July 11th, 2020, 6:16 am Baudry.

I’d actually say they are the best overall producer given the quality and the breadth of their stable of wines.
What about Domaine du Collier?
by J. Galang
January 13th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Briords
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Briords

I have been drinking Briords since the 2010 vintage every year, one of THE best QPR's for white wine, period. I did however find the 2019 vintage showing a bit of a sun-kissed flavor that, although not distracting, is not my personal preference for this wine. I still have around 4 (of 6) bottles and...
by J. Galang
January 12th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Got the email form Robert Panzer regarding 2017 last 01/07, replied within less than 30 minutes but have not heard back at all. Usually Robert responds very quickly, maybe too many people ordered at the same time?

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by J. Galang
January 12th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012

I assume you are assembling a vertical, as comparatively IMHO, the 2014 is a superior wine! A damn generous offer. I’d jump all over it if I had extras. Good luck! Just looking for a little variety. I totally agree that 2014 is superior to 2013 and 2012. I have had other Loire reds from these vinta...
by J. Galang
January 12th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9217

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/one-covid-symptom-may-never-120349731.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/01/covid-scented-candle-reviews/ Not trying to be an alarmist, but not so great news regarding lingering side effects of having Covid-19. I bit too early to tell, I guess we wi...
by J. Galang
January 8th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin

Had this last night, and it was really good, love 2017 burgs.
by J. Galang
January 8th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Sour Brown Ale - still ok?
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Old Sour Brown Ale - still ok?

Thanks all, will try them this month.
by J. Galang
January 8th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Sour Brown Ale - still ok?
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Old Sour Brown Ale - still ok?

I just made a shocking and embarrassing discovery. I have accidentally left / forgotten 3 bottles of Russian River Brewing Co. Supplication beer in my fridge for almost 4 years! The date on the side of the bottle says it was brewed 05/2016. Is this even OK to drink or should I just pour this down th...
by J. Galang
January 6th, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15691
Views: 812561

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bought a few advance birthday gifts for myself (end of Jan.) 2010 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs 2010 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes Was glad to get these last bottles from a local source. Too bad they only...
by J. Galang
January 4th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2159

Re: Consumption in 2020

MikeL238 wrote: January 4th, 2021, 9:23 pm
Victor Hong wrote: January 4th, 2021, 5:00 am Not going out to BYOW restaurants, I drank less than twelve bottles of wine in 2020.
Twelve? Did I read that correctly?!
LOL, from someone who has 19522 posts (NTTAWWT). champagne.gif
by J. Galang
January 4th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2018 WB?
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: Thoughts on 2018 WB?

Greg K wrote: January 4th, 2021, 7:17 am Overall, given the tariffs, I’d much rather backfill 17s, which are still available.
+1
by J. Galang
January 4th, 2021, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24870

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

S. Tollens wrote: January 4th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Erich Sachse wrote: December 31st, 2020, 2:26 pm Sherry-Lehmann has it today for 155.96 — ended up 165.05 per, all in shipping to my storage on a 6 pack

Code: CHEERS20 , min $500, through midnight....
They called me today to say they ran out
This is like the twilight zone.... same here....
by J. Galang
January 4th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC retailer shipping policies
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: NYC retailer shipping policies

Slight update, just got a call from them, they said they oversold and are giving me a refund.... of well.... [roll-eyes.gif] [roll-eyes.gif]

Maybe they read this thread [tease.gif]
by J. Galang
January 4th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC retailer shipping policies
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: NYC retailer shipping policies

I do not have the intent for this to be a withchunt, as I said I think my wines will be fine (better colder than hotter weather). I just wanted to ask the community if they have found similar policies like this one so I can judge how common it is or not. This will make me more cautious and contact t...
by J. Galang
January 4th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC retailer shipping policies
Replies: 20
Views: 920

NYC retailer shipping policies

I am just sharing this as I was quite surprised by a NYC wine retailers shipping policy. I asked them if they can hold my wine "if" weather was not ideal as I was not sure if there was a blizzard or an extreme cold front in the east coast right now. I said that I did not need the wine righ...

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