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by RyanC
January 18th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 68
Views: 3544

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

Gotta say, as much as I like 2010 I’m kind of shocked at the consensus. There have just been so many good vintages in the new millennium.
by RyanC
January 18th, 2021, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Corton so inexpensive?
Replies: 24
Views: 2094

Re: Why is Corton so inexpensive?

new DRC version. Is it significantly better right from the start, and if so why do people think that is? Better is relative. DRC's viticulture and wine making typically results in excellent wine regardless of the vineyard or vintage. But it's still from Corton. But this is really a whole different ...
by RyanC
January 17th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 68
Views: 3544

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

2005, 2010, and 2016 are my top three. Hard to choose between them.
by RyanC
January 16th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 36
Views: 2738

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

Up this thread I forgot to mention my favorite Vosne QPR:

Bruno Clair’s Vosne ‘Champs Perdrix’ is a villages, but it’s from 70+ year old vines and the vineyard abuts La Tache. It’s consistently excellent.
by RyanC
January 15th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782309

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Howard Cooper wrote: January 15th, 2021, 2:16 pm Lafarge Volnay Vendanges Selectionness 2017
Yum. It’s on my shopping list.
by RyanC
January 15th, 2021, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 36
Views: 2738

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

$300 is a high threshold. At that level, you get lots of phenomenal stuff. Most have been mentioned. Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne AOC, Hudelot Noellat Suchots, L'Arlot Suchots, and all the Clavelier Vosne 1ers come to mind. The more interesting question (to me) is what you can find for ~$100 in Vosne (now...
by RyanC
January 11th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782309

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A lone bottle of '17 Cathiard Malconsorts
by RyanC
January 11th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7464

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I'm out. A single bottle of '17 Cathiard Malconsorts for a good price. I'm gonna try to hold out for the rest of the month.
by RyanC
January 10th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2289

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

This is the coolest.
by RyanC
January 9th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few good sips: fizz and burgs
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: A few good sips: fizz and burgs

Nice! Dugat-Py has become underrated.
by RyanC
January 7th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: First decent wine glass
Replies: 38
Views: 1120

Re: First decent wine glass

I love the Zalto Universal. I've recently purchased the Glasvin Universal too. I like it quite a bit but have to get used to it after using the Zalto for so long. As a side note, the Glasvin is significantly cheaper. Thanks! Just checked out the Glasvin universal glasses! They look great but i'm in...
by RyanC
January 7th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7464

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Panzer's '17 Benetiere offer... I may be folding earlier than hoped or expected.
by RyanC
January 5th, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2007 Comtes de Champagne--$114.95
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: PSA: 2007 Comtes de Champagne--$114.95

On release I thought the '07 was pretty boring.

Last week, it was gorgeous. It's a very, very nice wine and a steal at $115 or thereabouts.

I was even happier to get it for $98 last month [wink.gif]
by RyanC
January 2nd, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7464

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

This may be the longest I’ve made to start a year in a decade.... I may try for a no-buy January (but not a dry January)
by RyanC
January 1st, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3480

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

G-Max is what comes to mind first

Also never had the top Coche wines but would love to fix that
by RyanC
January 1st, 2021, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2660

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

A few more:

Lumpp Givry 1ers
Joblot Givry 1ers
Vajra Barolo Albe
Alain Verset Cornas
Faury St. Joseph
Lapierre Beaujolais (really a bunch of Beaujolais)
Various Savigny Les Beaune
by RyanC
January 1st, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2660

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

Foillard Beaujolais (any of them)

Sandlands (almost any of them)

Dirty & Rowdy (ditto)
by RyanC
December 31st, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3602

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

07 Taittinger CdC — in a great place now.
by RyanC
December 30th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques

I love Bruno Clair. Superlative wines up and down the range. The top wines are superb, but my pet favorites are the Cazetiers, Vosne ‘Champs Perdrix’, Chambolle ‘Veroilles’, and Dominode (which has ancient vines). Excellent Marsannays as well.
by RyanC
December 30th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others

Ryan, Great notes. You opened a lot of young wines! We have a lot of wines in common, but I have yet to open any ('12 PP Chetillons, '12 Allemand, '14 X. Gerard, '13 Burlotto Monvigliero) I have tried the Krug 168 and thought it was great but way too young as you noted. Some here find it's ready to...
by RyanC
December 30th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Holiday Wines - Gonon VV, Allemand, Dauvissat & Many Others

We've consumed some delicious bottles over the holidays, many at a dinner last night at Pappas Steakhouse with a great friend who's also a great client (picture of the Pappas wines at the bottom). The Pappas list here still has some gems (like the Gonon VV for $360 and the Burlotto for $200). Here a...
by RyanC
December 29th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

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

Thanks for the update - very helpful post. I'm almost certainly a buyer, but I would like to hear more about what happened with the '16s and if there's any more color on the '15.
by RyanC
December 24th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8289

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

Some quick thoughts re producers:

Bruno Clair
Lafarge
Gouges
Duroche
V. Dancer
H. Germain
Bernard-Bonin
Buisson-Charles
G. Gilles Cornas
‘10-13 Benetiere
Massolino
Vajra
by RyanC
December 19th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘93 Red Burgundy
Replies: 25
Views: 1639

Re: ‘93 Red Burgundy

The ‘93 Drouhin Musigny is one of the finest wines I’ve ever had. Haunting and spellbinding.

And yet, the ‘93 Rousseau Chambertin is even grander and may well be *the* finest wine I’ve had.
by RyanC
December 19th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6887

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Gallet all day.
by RyanC
December 10th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44449

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Good sale on various roasts, including 35% off Club Roasts. Just picked up a 5 pounder, along with some hangers, which are my favorite taste to cost cut. Good sale indeed. I picked up a tenderloin roast, a club roast, and some other stuff (lamb saddle roast, CA reserve ribeyes, and hangar steaks). ...
by RyanC
December 10th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 107
Views: 8792

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

After seeing a video on Eater.com where the chef was clearly using meat from 44 Farms (you could see the box in the background) I ordered from them. A brisket and several steaks-NYStrip and Ribeye. Amazing quality. I know it is sacrilege to say on this Board but the two times I ordered from Flanner...
by RyanC
December 8th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7853

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Just had some '18 Joblot Givry 1ers arrive, which I have no recollection of purchasing. So I guess I bought that.
by RyanC
December 8th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2017 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault

Love love love Germain. I had a few btls of his ‘17 Charmes arrive today.
by RyanC
December 8th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special

My mixed case arrived the other day. I may have to open one soon.
by RyanC
December 7th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Elite 09/10 red Burgundies shut down?
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Elite 09/10 red Burgundies shut down?

I’ve had mixed experiences with ‘10s recently. A recent ‘10 Montille Taillepieds was beautiful. A recent ‘10 Clair Cazetiers was super shut down.
by RyanC
December 6th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: TN: N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme

Awesome. It’s so good. I’m excited to follow this, the 164, and the 165 over the coming years and decades. It’s been a great run.
by RyanC
December 4th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 665
Views: 44449

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tonight we cooked a tri tip slow in the BGE with some chunks of cherry wood, followed by a cast iron sear. Turned out super great.
by RyanC
December 2nd, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25153

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

john enea wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 8:53 pm i got my glasses and they look great. but i am really hesitant to put them in the dishwasher per their instructions
I’ve been putting them in the dishwasher daily with zero issues.
by RyanC
December 2nd, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7853

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Not much. Some Duroche and Gouges so far. Definitely some more but I’m going to be picky.
by RyanC
December 1st, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Holiday Gift Food Delivery Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Holiday Gift Food Delivery Ideas

Not precisely what you're asking for, but Panettone from Roy (https://www.thisisfromroy.com/shop) is phenomenal. It's definitely "unique or boutique": Roy Shvartzapel worked under Keller, Pierre Herme, and others, founded Houston's best bakery (which has gone downhill since he left), and n...
by RyanC
November 30th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782309

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

First Envoyer purchases in a quite some time (still unconfirmed):

'18 Gouges LSG
'16 Clavelier NSG 'Cras'
by RyanC
November 23rd, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley

I don't think I've ever read a really stellar review of a Mazis. My own experience of Maume (now under new ownership, I read) revealed wine that could with charity be called earthy, and without it, dirty. My high-roller friends who are nice enough to invite me to dinner never serve the wine. Can so...
by RyanC
November 23rd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782309

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

‘18 H. Germain Meursault Charmes
by RyanC
November 19th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Annual Wine Dinner
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: 2020 Annual Wine Dinner

Is that all?
by RyanC
November 19th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC
Replies: 30
Views: 2441

Re: TN: 2008 TAITTINGER COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANC

I just got offered the ‘07 for $98. I get that it’s not as good. But also a pretty stark contrast.
by RyanC
November 17th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15301
Views: 782309

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some ‘18 B. Bonin Meursault VV and Genevrieres
by RyanC
November 12th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507956

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

'19 Dirty & Rowdy Chenin - Balanced and vibrant with D&R's characteristic light touch. Lovely wine. I like their whites as much as -- perhaps more than -- their reds.
by RyanC
November 10th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: TN: 1999 Drouhin VR Petits Monts

I had this wine last year with a similar impression. Very lovely nose and nice fruit but somewhat dilute and one-dimensional. Nowhere near what I expected.
by RyanC
November 8th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Jadot Chardonnay

Henry Kiichli wrote: November 8th, 2020, 6:44 am Hi Jim,

Is Jadot still drink ASAP due to pox?
No. Jadot is now under DIAM and there have been few if any reports of premox in recent vintages.
by RyanC
November 5th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 107
Views: 8792

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

Anyone have a recommendation for who would have the best turkey? D'Artagnan maybe? Anyone else?
by RyanC
November 3rd, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507956

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1996 A. Boxler Riesling ‘Brand’ - Excellent showing. Deep gold color in the glass but absolutely full of life. The nose is a soaring melange of stone fruit and spice and the palate is a deep and well-aged Riesling cocktail that shows its age in the rich fruit-cake notes. But this is only a touch swe...
by RyanC
November 2nd, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10026

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

I'd like to join
by RyanC
November 2nd, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?
Replies: 61
Views: 2364

Re: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is more consistent. Burgundy is more consistently good.

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