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by RyanC
September 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing source | material (German Wine)
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: Introducing source | material (German Wine)

Phenomenal. Just signed up. I already have a case of '19 Emrich on the way but I may need more, and I'm all in for a source for interesting German wines.
by RyanC
September 17th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 62
Views: 1729

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

My feeling about recent vintages is this. 1999, 2005 (I hope) and 2010 are the great vintages. I'm less confident making that call on 2005, as I have some concerns that it might go the way of 96 (though I really hope I'm wrong). I also think 2016 is a great vintage, personally. I’m very, very bulli...
by RyanC
September 17th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 62
Views: 1729

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

2012-14 for sure. All three are very good but somehow have gotten lost behind 09/10/15/16 2012 in particular. It's a legitimate great vintage that I feel has gotten lost in the shuffle. 2014 is up there as well, and 2013 is a sleeper that can still occasionally be found for reasonable pricing. Also ...
by RyanC
September 15th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

I hope i can find more of this on DISCO...at $38 I should have bought a case. $38 is a total no-brainer. I’m a huge Gouges fan: Gouges has always been underrated and it has been on fire in recent vintages. An ‘09 Porrets a couple weeks ago was pure, refined, deep, and super delicious (albeit young).
by RyanC
September 15th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 98
Views: 4711

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

We're gonna look back nostalgically at the endless $109.99 offers for '06 Comtes
by RyanC
September 14th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1190

Re: 2018 Leflaive

One question for those who might know: Has anyone had the Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie? It's not easy to keep track of some of the small volume 'maison' cuvées of Domaine Leflaive but I only know the Olivier Leflaive wine... I've not had the Maltroie but I'd like to try one. I ...
by RyanC
September 13th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706509

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A couple random lots from the Zachys auction:

2x mags of ‘17 Fourrier Gevrey ‘Combes aux Moines’ VV (great price)

1x ‘02 Raveneau ‘Butteaux’ (great wine)
by RyanC
September 13th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Many good ones obviously but the first two that sprang to mind were:

2001 Mugnier Musigny was one of my epiphany wines.

2001 Lambrays has always been delicious.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Conterno
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: 2016 Conterno

Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 9:33 pm
RyanC wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Should be released in the fall if it goes by past years. By the way Bartolo coming soon.
I think they’re slated to arrive stateside (or at least in Texas) in November
I received mine in Chicago today.
You got G. Conterno today? I have an order in and I’ve heard November. Could be wrong.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 910

Re: Remembering 9/11....

It was supposed to be my first day of classes my Freshman year at Princeton. Instead I watched in horror with my roommate, whose dad worked in lower Manhattan (he was fine). It was such a watershed moment for me personally. it accentuated the clean break from high school to an independence at colleg...
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

‘99 Clos des Goisses. Really tasty and still quite young. Impressive especially for the vintage.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 98
Views: 4711

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

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 4:08 pm
At $125 -135 will buy a couple of cases. $136-155 3 bottles. $155-165 will buy one bottle, and taste blind against Dom and Cristal and the 2006 Taittinger.

At $166+, I will avoid, boycott whatever.
This is just about where I am
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: TN: 2019 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

This is just about the perfect summer wine.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Conterno
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: 2016 Conterno

Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Should be released in the fall if it goes by past years. By the way Bartolo coming soon.
I think they’re slated to arrive stateside (or at least in Texas) in November
by RyanC
September 10th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6080

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

I'll add... Pasturebird looks great. FANTASTIC prices that include shipping... like $10 a bird! wish I found this during the initial Covid-freakout!!! Am I at the wrong website, or are they no longer offering whole birds? Just checked and it sure looks like that's the case. How odd. I'm not going t...
by RyanC
September 9th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1044

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Momofuku just released a version and I ordered it today. Don’t laugh but I bet it’s awesome. Their seasoning salts are exceptional. https://shop.momofuku.com/products/chili-crunch I got that and the seasoning salts. Looking forward to tasting how it stacks up against the OG Lao Gan Ma. The salts ar...
by RyanC
September 9th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1044

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Momofuku just released a version and I ordered it today. Don’t laugh but I bet it’s awesome. Their seasoning salts are exceptional.

https://shop.momofuku.com/products/chili-crunch
by RyanC
September 9th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

This was discussed in another thread and I agree with Sarah. I struggle to think of examples where I've preferred a wine on day two. I enjoy the freshness of young wines, and older wines struggle with too much air. For me, day-old wine almost always has a hint of something off. I am a fan of decanti...
by RyanC
September 8th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706509

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some lower-level Keller: '19 Von der Fels and '18 RR
by RyanC
September 7th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 6:18 pm
p.s. The 2012 is tasty too.
Yessir. I still have 4 btls of ‘12 in the cellar.
by RyanC
September 7th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?

Fantastic note, pics and commentary. Would love to hear how you prepped that rack. The 2011 Benetiere is fantastic. Actually, 2011 is one of my favorite Northern Rhone vintages in the last 10 years, which may sound a bit contrarian to the critics, but it is a gorgeous, open and honest vintage, and ...
by RyanC
September 7th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6080

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Tonight I cooked a Flannery rack of lamb for the first time and it was killer good. Far, far better than d'Artagnan and better than my local farm. I've had lamb that equals it but I'm not sure I've had better. Pics here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=173044
by RyanC
September 7th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?
Replies: 12
Views: 727

TN: 2011 'Cordeloux' / WTF Happened to Benetiere?

Tonight I opened an '11 Benetiere 'Cordeloux' with a Flannery rack of lamb. It was one of the best wines -- and the best pairings -- in memory. (Pictures at the end.) Another testament to how well '11 N. Rhones are drinking and a reminder of Benetiere's quality, particularly in '10-'13. This is one ...
by RyanC
September 6th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 42
Views: 3104

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

My initial experience with 08 right at the time of release was great. Many of the wines had the brightness that I crave. The acid was "crisp" almost in a riesling sort of way. When 09 and 10 were released, 08 was still sitting on the shelf- they didn't move well initially as we were coming out of t...
by RyanC
September 6th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Marchand Tawse Morey St Denis 1er Clos des Ormes
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: TN: 2015 Marchand Tawse Morey St Denis 1er Clos des Ormes

M-T is one of the best values remaining in Burgundy.
by RyanC
September 6th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2001

I haven’t had it but I bet it’s great. I’ve had a couple other vintages and they were excellent. My favorite in the Pichler range is usually the Kellerberg Riesling, and it’s usually pretty great indeed. The wines are big and bold and often teetering on the edge of being too much (and Pichler is not...
by RyanC
September 5th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Prum is a great value and one can reach back quite far vintagewise without the pain of cost appreciation. Older vintages just don’t seem to go up much in value. So it’s a drinker’s wine, not a speculator’s, excepting the gold capsules and auction wines. Yes, although it seems to be becoming harder ...
by RyanC
September 4th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3221

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

Great note and, yeah, this wine is awesome. M-G killed it in '14.
by RyanC
September 4th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Duroche GC Champ
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: 2017 Duroche GC Champ

Right on cue, The Bottle List has a nice offer up of '18 Duroche. Just picked up a mix of Gevrey Champs and Les Jeunes Rois, as well as a couple of the Vosne. Passed on the 1ers, although I'm sure they're great. You should check on the Vosne - AFAIK, they only have vines in Gevrey. It's definitely ...
by RyanC
September 3rd, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I love Falkenstein and bought a shed load of 2019s (and before). But they don’t have the track record of Prum, who does consistently? Egon but you can’t call that reasonably priced. Maximin Grunhaus - and maybe one notch behind, Fritz Haag - Maximin Grunhaus is a great call. I've had some old M-G w...
by RyanC
September 3rd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Duroche GC Champ
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: 2017 Duroche GC Champ

Right on cue, The Bottle List has a nice offer up of '18 Duroche. Just picked up a mix of Gevrey Champs and Les Jeunes Rois, as well as a couple of the Vosne. Passed on the 1ers, although I'm sure they're great.
by RyanC
September 3rd, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I agree and not many fit the category of genre-defining yet reasonably priced. Some other possibilities though: Foillard, Lopez de Heredia, Huet, Baudry, and a smattering of other Germans and Austrians.
by RyanC
September 2nd, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Duroche GC Champ
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: 2017 Duroche GC Champ

I feel like every time I post about this producer I want to delete the post before I make it, but I suppose I’ll post this one. This is a superb wine that’s profoundly underrated. Pierre Duroche is and should be among the very best Gevrey producers along with Rousseau. This humble village lieu dit ...
by RyanC
September 1st, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3372

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

Antonio_G wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 7:57 pm
all in all, this has been a seriously expensive lock down
Yeah. For a while I was saving a bunch of money. Then I started buying wine. And kept buying.
by RyanC
September 1st, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 d'Angerville Clos des Ducs
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: 2007 d'Angerville Clos des Ducs

It's been said many times before, but d'Angerville totally nailed 2007. I've never had the Ducs but I keep my eye out for it.
by RyanC
August 30th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"
Replies: 32
Views: 1195

Re: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 7:15 pm
We just got back from the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Great time.
I've never been. I'm desperate to go. Beautiful photo.
by RyanC
August 29th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 82` Salon, 06` Dom Ruinart, 06` Dom Perignon, a Gruner, 2 Brunellos and a Fontodi, an 89` Clerico Barolo
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: 82` Salon, 06` Dom Ruinart, 06` Dom Perignon, a Gruner, 2 Brunellos and an 89` Clerico Barolo

Lovely notes. About 10 years ago, I found a bottle of '82 Salon on a wine list for something like $200. My impression was identical to yours: oxidized, not right, and over the hill. I returned it and drank a beautiful Drouhin Griotte. My second-hand impression is that 80s-era Salon is an absolute mi...
by RyanC
August 29th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

'09 Rhys Horseshoe Chard . Tasty for sure, but big and tropical. This has always been fairly big and tropical, but it's also quite intense and decently complex. At peak, perhaps slightly on the downslope. '10 Vajra Bricco delle Viole . This is a super wine. Layered, pure, and on the juicy end of th...
by RyanC
August 28th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 30
Views: 3788

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

Another 168 to celebrate getting power back; my passive + small amount of active cooling worked great as the cellar never got above 60 in the ~24 hours without power. Again phenomenal performance. Acidity/fruit balance is spot on, young but infinite potential. Thanks for checking in. It's so good. ...
by RyanC
August 27th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

How tough will it be to get Donnhoff GG Hermannshohle 2019? Envoyer sold out instantly, Zachy's has it for $25 more. Will I get shut out if I don't pounce or is the production and distribution pretty good. Shipping from the east coast gts expensive fast, and I prefer to support those that I've been...
by RyanC
August 26th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Emrich-Schönleber „Frühtau“ - affordable high-quality Riesling
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: TN: 2019 Emrich-Schönleber „Frühtau“ - affordable high-quality Riesling

Schönleber's distribution in the USA has become a fractured mess since the collapse of the Rudi Wiest company. So availability is spotty, and pricing is all over the map. It's a real shame. Emrich-Schonleber makes some of my favorite Rieslings in all of Germany, with quality at every level. I would...
by RyanC
August 26th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"
Replies: 32
Views: 1195

Re: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"

Yes. We typically do 1-3 trips abroad every year. We canceled Spring Break in Spain and jettisoned any notion of Europe or Asia in the summer. That said, like Robert, we decided to do US travel this summer—and it was glorious. We spent June (and a bit) in Telluride and did side trips to Arches and o...
by RyanC
August 25th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706509

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed case of sweet and dry ‘19 Emrich-Schonleber
by RyanC
August 25th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1482
Views: 90106

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Their pricing on Mugneret-Gibourg was 20% higher than any other offer I have seen.
Yeah. I’m in the market for some but not tempted by those prices at all.

I remember buying 08 Ruchottes for $125/per—but I suppose that was now a decade ago.
by RyanC
August 22nd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple recent TN: arpepe, villaine, Ramonet, Drouhin Laroze Beze
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Couple recent TN: arpepe, villaine, Ramonet, Drouhin Laroze Beze

2006 Arpepe Ultimi Raggi This is one of my favorite wines. Beautiful intoxicating nose, still open for business like my last visit 3 years ago. This was again hedonistic and very pleasurable to drink without overtly obtrusive tannins. Lovely. 2016 Aubert de Villaine Rully 1er Champ Cloux This was p...
by RyanC
August 19th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1965

Re: NSG Fans?

Inspired by this thread I just opened an ‘09 Gouges ‘Porrets’. Definitely on the darker, more brooding end of Burgundy. Even a hint of plums. But god it’s also gorgeous—pure and refined with fine tannins that will lead to improvement for decades. While dense and coiled, it’s really quite good now. (...
by RyanC
August 19th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706509

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 10:05 am
Astor sale yesterday:

1 2007 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee
2 2016 Huet Le Mont Demi-sec
Vilmart CdC has become one of the few wines on my buy-it-whenever-you-see-it list.
by RyanC
August 18th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1965

Re: NSG Fans?

Mugneret-Gibourg Have a bottle of their 14 Chaignots on deck to try... haven't had a chance to taste their wines before, very excited That wine is superb. M-G killed it in ‘14. More generally, I have nearly the opposite reaction to NSG as the OP. I adore Chevillon and Gouges across the board (esp L...
by RyanC
August 18th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706509

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Andrew K. wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm
08 Cristal
Congrats! Never can have enough! That's on my accumulation list for the next few years.
Yeah. One of those no-brainer, when-you-see-good-price-you-buy-it wines.
by RyanC
August 18th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Krug
Replies: 46
Views: 1809

Re: TN: 2004 Krug

The 04 is far and away my favorite Krug of the 2000’s, and would need to go back to the ‘96 to find one that was significantly better. YMMV Very interesting. I would rank them 02 > 00 > 06 > 03 >>> 04. I like the 96 but have had good and not so good bottles. I like 04 way more than you do. But I al...

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