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by RyanC
April 15th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-15-19
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Wine Impressions 4-15-19

Love notes like these. Seems like the whites showed better than the reds — Austria!
by RyanC
April 15th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 2484

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

Jim Cowan wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Adrian,
A suggestion: buy Alain Verset (nephew of Noel) Cornas for under $50 and forget about that new Ferrari. ‘Stuff is the shit.
Best, Jim
Yes. Love that stuff. Honest and soulful.
by RyanC
April 15th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 02 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: TN: 02 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze

Helpful note; thanks. IMO, there are few ppl making better wines right now than Bruno Clair. An '02 BC Gevrey 'Cazetiers' -- a favorite bottling (and vineyard) of mine -- was phenomenal a few weeks back (WOTN among very stiff competition, including some C. Liger-Belair).
by RyanC
April 14th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 575

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Probably porcini or chanterelle. But I like many kinds.
by RyanC
April 13th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

Awesome note—thanks. I picked up a couple of these just a few weeks ago.
by RyanC
April 13th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is your average cost per bottle trending?
Replies: 27
Views: 744

Re: How is your average cost per bottle trending?

It’s a one-way ratchet.
by RyanC
April 7th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10718
Views: 475472

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 2011 Le Piane Boca on Winebid Outbid on: 1970 Haut Bailly 2008 Vilmart Couer de Cuvee Someone snagged two bottles of Maison Leroy Meursault Perrieres at $340 each. Just a wee bit above my comfort zone to take advantage of the arbitrage opportunity (assuming they weren’t fakes.) For the life of ...
by RyanC
April 4th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 1827

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

Thanks for all of the responses so far. Three years ago, 2000 had a slight lead over 1991, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2007. With the results so far, seems that 1990 has slight lead over 2000 and 2001--although I'd be hard pressed to argue that the difference is statistically significant. I'll leave this ...
by RyanC
April 4th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Is Envoyer more than this: Flickinger - 2015 Reynard, 12x for $6,628.99? I’ve been out of the game for awhile and thought this was a typo. That's loony. WS Pro has 2015 for $325 (still very steep!) But I've been saying for a while that I thought Allemand would stay on a significant upward trajector...
by RyanC
April 3rd, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Jeremy C wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 6:33 pm
Allemand prices continue their meteoric rise ... I am officially *way out* of that game.
Seriously.
Yeah no kidding.
by RyanC
April 3rd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: London / Solo Diner

Thanks everyone. Great recs. I've been to St. John and loved it. I've also been to J. Sheekey and loved it as well. I'm very intrigued by Araki, and it would have been a no-brainer, but I see that Araki has left the restaurant as of March and now his assistant is in charge. Unless I hear a great rep...
by RyanC
April 2nd, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

Excellent report -- I love this jaunt through Texas. (I was born and raised in San Diego, then worked on the East Coast and in Denver, but now I'm an unabashed Houston and Texas cheerleader.) Glad you had a great time and ate the best BBQ one earth. Your itinerary is excellent and I'm glad you made ...
by RyanC
April 1st, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 22
Views: 520

London / Solo Diner

I'm going to have one or two nights free in London this month while traveling on business. I'd love to get a great meal or two and I'll probably be solo -- preferably dining at the bar or a counter. I have no real preference for type of food, fancy or not fancy, or neighborhood (within reason). Just...
by RyanC
March 30th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3043

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Good and distinctive, yes. Worth trying, yes. And the 96 is perhaps my favorite champagne ever. But in no universe does Salon “blow away” Krug or DP. in my view, Krug is much more consistent and hits just as high of highs.
by RyanC
March 29th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: TN: 2000 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles

Great note. Leflaive ‘99-‘02 was an epic run.
by RyanC
March 26th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Houston BBQ

I haven't been to Blood Bros BBQ but I'm dying to go: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/blood-bros-bbq-2019/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Web%20Social&utm_content=bloodbros It sounds like a quintessentially Houston spot that mixes cultures and cuisines in a way that's greater tha...
by RyanC
March 26th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Houston BBQ

Paul McCourt wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 5:03 pm
If I remember correctly, it is south of downtown
If you'll be south of downtown, Killen's is a no-brainer. It's probably farther south than you'll be, but you're in the right direction.
by RyanC
March 25th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I just got some Chambolle village; was tempted by the Beze but I’m trying not to stockpile stuff that’s needs lots of time in the cellar till I free up more space. I requested the same, but as I haven't heard, I figure I was, six minutes after the offer came in, too late. Oh well. Just got confirme...
by RyanC
March 25th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3595

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

1995 Dom P2 over the weekend was *outstanding* and probably the best wine I've had in 2019.

Other contenders:
2013 Alzinger Riesling Steinertal
2002 Bruno Clair Gevrey 1er 'Cazetiers'
1986 Rausan-Segla
2015 Henri Germain Meursault 1er 'Charmes'
2011 Liger-Belair Vosne 1er 'Chaumees'
by RyanC
March 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

The best and worst thing would be an Envoyer RSS feed.
by RyanC
March 24th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2410

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

Triosgros has multiple vintages in the 2,000-3,000 euro range I believe (or at least did in June ‘18). Still not quite the steals they used to have — eg the 93 Rousseau Chambertin I had for 230 euro a decade or so ago.
by RyanC
March 24th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 9:38 am
Nah if you look on their website carefully you’ll see that they post stuff they’re going to offer before the offers go out. If you are alert you can buy stuff before an email offer is even sent.
That’s some next-level Envoyer-ing.
by RyanC
March 23rd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2230

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

For me it is the San Sebastián dilemma. I have written about it before but it is a good mantra. Which would I prefer a bottle of wine, or a week in San Sebastián with she who must be obeyed, including air fares, hotel, dinner at Arzak and Rekondo, and a lot of Tapas. There are a couple of bottles t...
by RyanC
March 23rd, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I just got some Chambolle village; was tempted by the Beze but I’m trying not to stockpile stuff that’s needs lots of time in the cellar till I free up more space. Clair’s Vosne ‘Champs Perdrix’ and Chambolle ‘Veroilles’ are two of my absolute favorite village burgs. A recent ‘15 Champs Perdrix was...
by RyanC
March 23rd, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Bruno Clair offer was very enticing (albeit tiny so I don’t hold out much hope). BC prices have risen but the quality is so high. Even his villages-level wines are special.
by RyanC
March 22nd, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2410

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

Cheaper to fly to France and drink Roumier there.
by RyanC
March 22nd, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2069

Re: Lieu-Dits

I'm a sucker for special parcels within larger Burgundy vineyards, whether they have older vines, or are in a 'clos', etc. What else? Colin-Deleger owns the enclave known as Les Demoiselles, which consists of the first 30 rows on the Montrachet side, underneath the end of Chevalier. The wine is cla...
by RyanC
March 21st, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Houston BBQ
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Houston BBQ

Killen's is the best IMO

Then some mix of: Pinkerton's, Gatlin's, Pit Room, Roegels

If you're willing to venture a bit farther out: Corkscrew, Tejas Chocolate Craftory
by RyanC
March 20th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2069

Lieu-Dits

I'm a sucker for special parcels within larger Burgundy vineyards, whether they have older vines, or are in a 'clos', etc. Some favorites are Roulot's Meursault lieu-dits, Niellon's Chaumees 'Clos de la Trueffiere', Pillot's Vergers 'Clos St. Marc', Pousse's '60 Ouvrees' (in Caillerets), and Faivele...
by RyanC
March 19th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 1912

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

If I were choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion which I had never tasted before it would be something I was familiar with either from other vintages or other wines from the same producer. For example a 1961 Bordeaux if I loved the wines from the 70s, or a grand cru from a producer whose...
by RyanC
March 18th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for the note. I recently picked up a few of these from auction for a song. I'm eager to try one.
by RyanC
March 16th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

Great note. I’ve had a few bottles of this and I agree completely—it’s special and an extraordinary QPR.
by RyanC
March 13th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Dennis Atick wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Nice price on Roilette Tardive mags. In.
No brainer
by RyanC
March 13th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Egypt

A few months before the Arab Spring I spent a couple weeks in Cairo for work and had several days free. We were given the red carpet treatment by our client. But even then it was insanely chaotic and intimidating—even just crossing the street was an ordeal. But it was also totally fascinating and un...
by RyanC
March 12th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Joshua Kates wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Tried for the '16 C. Moreau Chablis Le Clos magnums, having fallen in love with this wine, though not this vintage, at La Paulee. Not fast enough, darn. Any lucky souls here?
I tried within minutes but also missed out. I’m obsessed with C Moreau. Close to Raveneau/Dauvussat for me.
by RyanC
March 6th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

The '16 Lumpp Givry today was a no-brainer. The '15 'Clos du Cras Long'--which I grabbed from Envoyer a year or two ago--was phenomenal and a historically great QPR. The Burghound scores for these Lumpp's are high and, in my view, amply justified. They are just silly values and far better than many ...
by RyanC
March 1st, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Lots tempting in that one but I’m staying strong.
by RyanC
March 1st, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2001
Views: 110240

Re: New York City Restaurants

I've never had anything but a gloppy, disappointing meal there, and I've been there probably 6-7 times given how close we used to live, how much I wanted it to be good, and how many out of town guests wanted to try it. I knew him from Ko as well, and couldn't stand how mediocre and half-assed the f...
by RyanC
February 27th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring
Replies: 48
Views: 2454

Re: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring

I love your post. And I love all sorts of wine, but nothing else hits the heights of Red (and White) Burg.
by RyanC
February 27th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Any idea where all these back vintages come from? Is there a bizarro wine berserkers forum in Europe that they buy from and then peddle over here? Sort of. For the unheralded producers, they may very well have arrangements direct with the domain and procure ex-cellars. For other things, there is a ...
by RyanC
February 25th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Beze Vertical
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Jadot Beze Vertical

I’d do it! Sounds like an excellent tasting. Some will be in the sweet spot. Some too young. But now is as good a time as ever. I’m particularly partial to the ‘98.
by RyanC
February 25th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 113
Views: 3319

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

I’ve never had a non-Champagne ‘wow’ Rose. Tempier comes the closest.
by RyanC
February 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 124
Views: 7360

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Do I understand the marketing materially correctly in that to get Monte Bello futures you have to take bottles of Estate Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay? But, the quantity can be one of each? My understanding is that long-time buyers have been grandfathered in and can just buy MB. Newer folks need ...
by RyanC
February 25th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 124
Views: 7360

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

One of my easiest purchases every year—like paying a utility bill. The price remains very reasonable for one of CA’s most iconic and longest-lived wines. That’s especially so given the consistent quality and strong-ish secondary market.
by RyanC
February 24th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10359
Views: 335323

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie - My order of 6x of the 2015 got screwed up so I have 6x of the 2014. But no stress, this is quite good. Dark and surprisingly open, this has an evocative nose and layered brambly fruit. Relatively restrained but far from austere and, all in all, very satisfying. While...
by RyanC
February 23rd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

The prize of this offer was the ‘99 Leflaive BBM. Leflaive’s ‘99s are INSANE. Price was reasonable but too rich for me given my recent spending spree.
by RyanC
February 23rd, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: TN: 2015 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Vincent's Spiegel

I love Brundlmayer. Sounds super delicious. And Grüner ages so beautifully. These top-tier Austrians have become perhaps my favorite whites. Last night I opened a ‘13 Alzinger Steinertal Riesling that was totally spellbinding. Impressivley opulent, highly mineral, and impeccably balanced. Reference-...
by RyanC
February 22nd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37202

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Grabbed some of the ‘05 Chandon de Briailles Cortons
by RyanC
February 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundy
Replies: 23
Views: 1805

Re: 2017 Burgundy

Yeah, from what I tasted it’s better than ‘07. It’s a very good but not a grand vintage. I’d rather have ‘15 or ‘16 (or ‘05 or ‘10 for that matter) for a similar price—but I suspect there will be ‘17 deals and I wouldn’t sleep on them.

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