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by Kelly Walker
August 15th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1015

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

I am a big fan and buy up and down the line when available. I understand people's use of the term 'sappy' with his wines but for me it is not a negative as the wines always show great balance. Red fruit is the first thing I think of when it comes to Fourrier.
by Kelly Walker
August 13th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

Ben, I do not visit the EE forum often so I just saw this. I have been visiting Tuscany every year for over 20 years. I can give you a few Michelin star level recommendations, but do not think you may have a lesser dining experience at some non-starred venues: My list: *** Enoteca Pinchiorri - In Fl...
by Kelly Walker
August 13th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 1610

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

The early days of 11MP were magical. The food was really the star. I remember several meals with Wilfred there (BTW, miss you). Subsequent visits did not seem to have the raw excitement of those early days. Post Danny Meyers, the menu cards got a little too cute, the wine list, while never cheap, be...
by Kelly Walker
August 13th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2086

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

Yeah, he seemed completely ambivalent about wine. Definitely a boozer. I also think he was very skeptical of fine, Michelin level dining. He always seemed strained to gush about it versus street food.
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My go to wine
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: My go to wine

The 2016 is spectacular as well.
by Kelly Walker
August 9th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro

The 2004 Rancia drank great on release and never really shut down. I went through a 6 pack by 2012 and every bottle was fantastic. Maybe that vintage was an outlier? In January this year, a friend opened a 1988 Fontalloro. It was in a great place - completely mature but not at all in decline. Loads...
by Kelly Walker
August 9th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1687

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Old Yankees fans
by Kelly Walker
August 8th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro
Replies: 17
Views: 827

1997 Felsina Fontalloro

I started collecting Tuscan wines in 1995. A visit around that time to Felsina really grabbed my soul for pure sangiovese. Other wineries I often visited were Fontodi, Montevertine, Retenanno, Ama, Cafaggio, Scalette and Rampolla that were also focused on making the best pure sangiovese possible. 19...
by Kelly Walker
August 8th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3144

Re: 2008 champagne question

Drank the 2008 DP at the domaine in June. Rock star bubbly! It will be great. Given the price differential it is a no-brainer for me.
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25135

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Anton D wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 3:35 pm
It's hard to keep up these days. Who's the racist on this thread?
Depends on who you disagree with. [snort.gif]
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25135

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Calling someone a racist seems to be the popular way of saying you don't like what somebody says these days.
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long to decant 05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste ... tonight?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: How long to decant 05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste ... tonight?

I would have opened this morning. Follow Peter's advice.
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

You've got to admire this guy...he realized that the market segment of zillionaires who want to ostentatiously piss away their money was underserved, and he stepped up to the plate. There are thousands of billionaires on the planet and the only wine available at a price they would even notice was D...
by Kelly Walker
August 5th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

For your consideration:

Liber Pater

https://ukinvestormagazine.co.uk/the-vi ... 8DXCGeMGTY
by Kelly Walker
August 5th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: TN: 1996 Tenuta San Leonardo San Leonardo

The '96 is a wonderful vintage. The slight vegetal characteristic is one of the things that endears me so much to this wine. But I can see that it might be off-putting to someone who is looking for a more classic Bordeaux blend profile. I believe the 1996 had Cabernet Franc, usually 30% in years tha...
by Kelly Walker
August 4th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 98
Views: 9209

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Bryant could simply re-brand unsold stock on the QT as needed to pay the bills without diluting the brand. Happens all the time.
by Kelly Walker
July 19th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

EddieBest wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 9:25 am
Perhaps this brings up a question answered somewhere else but does anyone have recommendations for good Burgundy guides with access?
Bill Nanson
by Kelly Walker
July 18th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Maureen, that sounds like an incredible visit. I would have loved to meet all of those people, particularly Becky and Rusty (RIP).

Alan, what I posted is all the info provided on the AMEX website. I suspect maybe you could call to get that info.
by Kelly Walker
July 18th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I think for a relative novice to Burgandy this might be a great option if you can afford the tariff of $5,500. I certainly can and do arrange better for a lot less, but it may be a hassle free trip worth it for many.
by Kelly Walker
July 18th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

While doing some research on using my AMEX Membership Rewards points, I checked the By Invitation Only page to see what was being offered. One offer is a 5-day (10/14 - 10/18) Burgundy experience with Daniel Johnnes. Pricey, but a pretty cool itinerary for someone who does not want to do the grunt w...
by Kelly Walker
July 16th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!
Replies: 22
Views: 1130

Re: Montalcino Winery Recommendations - Honeymoon!

+1 Le Ragnaie. Riccardo is great
by Kelly Walker
July 11th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1797

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Had a 2005 Forest last night. It was singing!!! Poster child for why you age white Burgundy.
by Kelly Walker
July 9th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wines from NC to NY
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Shipping wines from NC to NY

How many bottles?
by Kelly Walker
July 7th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

I have both and the white is a better glass for bubbles of all types.
by Kelly Walker
July 7th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3231

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

It’s yet another sign that the recession is either on the doorstep, or has already made its way inside, snacking on day old bread and slightly spoiled Humboldt Fog, and bingeing on Stranger Things 3. The economists will probably declare this as fact... in January... Nothing to do with an upcoming r...
by Kelly Walker
June 28th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg halves do you buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Which Burg halves do you buy?

Every year Zachy's has a huge half bottle sale. Not known for deals otherwise, it is a great opportunity, including Burgundy, to buy 1/2s at a great price.

I have bought Faively Clos de Corton from a number of vintages.
by Kelly Walker
June 28th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2642

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:15 am
Burgundy, if I could only find it at retail
Burgundy is dead at retail
by Kelly Walker
June 27th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 3819

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Did we drop some coin? Of course, but not like you might think. Value is, of course, relative but we always seek value on these trips. Buying these wines at US restaurants, assuming they are even available, would be crazy. That is also why we do not mention many of the places we drink these wines be...
by Kelly Walker
June 27th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 3819

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

I love that Kevin does all the heavy lifting posting this. Leaves me to add color commentary when I get back home.

Well done Kevin!
by Kelly Walker
June 27th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3910

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

I hope the French are better prepared than in 2003.

I am on my way home from Abu Dhabi as I type. Super hot for sure but they have the AC thing down pat. Ubiquitous. Europe not so much.
by Kelly Walker
June 25th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3910

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

I hope that heat wave does not make it here to Abu Dhabi. Its already 42 degrees and humid as hell! 😅
by Kelly Walker
June 24th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Mags only for Champagne
by Kelly Walker
June 21st, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That VInous Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: That VInous Dinner

I believe this was a charity lot from Festa. Wines donated.
by Kelly Walker
June 20th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

The PYCM St. Aubin En Remilly (Cuvee Nicolas & Mathis) is killer juice for the money. Have gone though a case of the 2016 this spring unable to keep hands off. The Chassagne is a step up though.
by Kelly Walker
June 19th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 56
Views: 3605

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Pulled the trigger. Only 1/1000 mag per person.
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

I am fine with anyone’s lifestyle choices. Given that Bern’s has that bordello vibe anyway, as good a place as any. The desert room offers plenty of privacy.
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4170

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Does your friend have experience with quality red Burgundy? If not he has no reference point. Maybe better to recommend a really good Burgundy and a great Burgundy. Then maybe he can experience “what all the fuss is about.”
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

“Hook up” is not the best term to use :)
by Kelly Walker
June 3rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

Yeah, BdM is a wine that, for many people, does not trip their trigger. That includes the Italians. Most BdM is exported to Germany and the US. Very distinct from sangiovese grown in the Classico region which I tend to prefer. But Le Ragnaie is one of my favorites along with Cerbaiona.
by Kelly Walker
June 3rd, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

Le Ragnaie is neither a north or south producer as they are located a short walk from village center. That is why they have the highest elevation vineyards in Montalcino. 15% is likely more related to vintage than style due to the heat.
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive

Jeremy, I have had this wine numerous times. Mixed results possibly partially due to provenance. Not the star in the Giacosa Barbaresco stable. Ken will correct me if wrong but I believe this was always from purchased fruit. Of all the Giacosa Gallina I would expect 1990 to be the better of other vi...
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1750

Re: Where please?

Welcome Len. If someone tells you you have the palate of a yak, please do not take offense.
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters Les Chetillons
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Pierre Peters Les Chetillons

Neal, it is in his signature line: Ng
by Kelly Walker
May 29th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 4262

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Historically, in my experience, DC wines needed many years of age to drink. Very St. Estephe-like. Was on their list in the 90s but decided I much preferred Bdx in that style. There was a long period in which the newer cults eclipsed their popularity. Looks like they are trying to get back up on the...
by Kelly Walker
May 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2434

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Cannot tell you how many bottles of 1996 and on bottles of BdM I have poured down the drain. I surely hoped they have fixed that disaster.
by Kelly Walker
May 26th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2434

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Amazing set of wines Fred.

1992 BdM is crystalline.
by Kelly Walker
May 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

Santenay is very charming. Have lunch at Les Terroirs.
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selosse | Coche | Lafon | Ramonet | Mugneret | Hudelot | Rayas | Keller
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Selosse | Coche | Lafon | Ramonet | Mugneret | Hudelot | Rayas | Keller

Wow! Incredible group of wines. Well done. Love the GMG Rouchottes.
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1858

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Not a cider fan but a close friend is a saki expert. He has sucked me into the black whole. Very complex subject even if, like wine, it is a straight forward production process. Source of the rice is as important as vineyards. So many styles, but again like wine only a small tier are interesting to ...

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