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by Kelly Walker
January 18th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 30
Views: 1233

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

I had a very hard time choosing between 1982, 1989, and 1990 (and 1996 if I limit it to the Left Bank). I ended choosing 1990, but it was by an incredibly narrow margin over 1989. The highs of 1982 are extraordinary, but I give the edge to 1989 and 1990 because there are several top chateaux that I...
by Kelly Walker
January 18th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Corton so inexpensive?
Replies: 24
Views: 2106

Re: Why is Corton so inexpensive?

Max S. wrote: January 18th, 2021, 11:21 am
Kelly Walker wrote: January 18th, 2021, 11:12 am There are those that argue it should have never been classified GC for the reds.
Does that mean it's the best value GC or the worst value?
Depends on your metrics. But pricing tells you a lot (Leroy and DRC aside).
by Kelly Walker
January 18th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Corton so inexpensive?
Replies: 24
Views: 2106

Re: Why is Corton so inexpensive?

There are those that argue it should have never been classified GC for the reds.
by Kelly Walker
January 18th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not much Australia talk here...
Replies: 64
Views: 2755

Re: Not much Australia talk here...

That discusses mostly old world wines.
by Kelly Walker
January 18th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 30
Views: 1233

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

'82 probably in an apples-to-apples comparison but for current drinking I am finding many of the '82s tired and would easily select the '89 if offered.
by Kelly Walker
January 18th, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A memorable gathering
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: TN: A memorable gathering

Awesome my friend! RJ is as generous as anyone I have ever met. Was the Wooki there? I am told my buddy Ken (you met him at my birthday party) was in contact with you.
by Kelly Walker
January 15th, 2021, 7:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pappy Bottle Codes/Dates/Values
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Pappy Bottle Codes/Dates/Values

Reminds me of the days of the cigar craze. People trying to decipher the Cuban box codes to know which factory and when rolled. People get crazy.
by Kelly Walker
January 14th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Umbria Campoleone
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: TN: 2000 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Umbria Campoleone

Love that wine. Used to buy most vintages. For some reason I fell of that train. Like the name, a pretty racy wine.
by Kelly Walker
January 14th, 2021, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4218

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Tardieu-Laurent makes a Cornas VV that may be a worthy alternative to Allemand. A bit more rustic but much easier on the wallet.
by Kelly Walker
January 13th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2260

Re: News from Williams Selyem

A perfect marriage.
by Kelly Walker
January 13th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finally, a serious travel shock study!
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: Finally, a serious travel shock study!

Jay Miller wrote: January 13th, 2021, 6:23 am My understanding is that when they opened the shuttle all they found was a note saying they tried to deliver but there was no one on Earth to accept delivery.
[rofl.gif]

Or that it had been inspected by the TSA.
by Kelly Walker
January 12th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4218

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Put me down as an unabashed Allemand fan-boy. Had my first experience back when Cornas as a whole was considered French hillbilly juice. Years ago my friend Kevin and I popped into Willi's Wine Bar in Paris. Saw that they had Allemand on the list. Asked the girl behind the bar which wines they had ...
by Kelly Walker
January 12th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2796

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Does the finish have a crescendo?
by Kelly Walker
January 11th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?

Opened a 2016 Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne last night. Lovely wine drinking nicely now but I will cellar the remaining bottles and try one in 2 -3 years to see how it progresses. Quite structured.
by Kelly Walker
January 11th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has Anyone Had Meiyo?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Has Anyone Had Meiyo?

Seems like pretty pricey stuff for what it is.

https://www.singlemaltsavvy.com/reviews/meiyo-17-year/
by Kelly Walker
January 11th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: TN: 2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

We had a wonderful visit at the winery back in June. The Lagniappe was my favorite syrah. Great people.
by Kelly Walker
January 10th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9104

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

My head dropped when I read this. So senseless. Always read his posts. I hope his family can stay strong.
by Kelly Walker
January 10th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Ramonet Batard
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: TN: 07 Ramonet Batard

You have been drinking really well lately doc. Great note.
by Kelly Walker
January 9th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 43
Views: 3634

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

Since that thread popped up and while everyone is closed, let me give you my favorite address as a local: Even more South but this one easily justify driving down from Beaune just for dinner: Aux Terrasses* in Tournus easily ** stars in the plates best QPR in Burgundy (yes, even beats Lameloise! Es...
by Kelly Walker
January 8th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly.
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: TN: 2010 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly.

My bad. I should have said 2009s whites are for me a bit too round and ripe. [oops.gif]

yes, 2010 was a wonderful vintage for white and I have quite a few in the cellar. Not at the 2014 or 2017 level but wonderful wines.
by Kelly Walker
January 8th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Tenuta San Leonardo - San Leonardo
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: 2015 Tenuta San Leonardo - San Leonardo

Yeah, that herbal thing may be off putting to some but I love it. I also find that aspect to fade into the background as the wine opens. Deeper level of fruit than Loire CF.
by Kelly Walker
January 8th, 2021, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Tenuta San Leonardo - San Leonardo
Replies: 3
Views: 261

2015 Tenuta San Leonardo - San Leonardo

This is a wine and winery I have followed for some 25 years. A Bordeaux blend that is unique and that I would say does not speak Italian. So consistent over the years. CS (60), Carmenere (30) and Merlot (10). On the palate I always think Cabernet Franc because of the spicy herbal/bell pepper on entr...
by Kelly Walker
January 7th, 2021, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2741

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

Barry L i p t o n wrote: January 6th, 2021, 10:25 pm 55F2EA85-6B97-4AE3-B694-CEB74C4F515F.jpegFor home storage, I had a couple of custom drawers built.
Love that idea.
by Kelly Walker
January 7th, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly.
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: TN: 2010 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly.

I love the PYCM en Remilly. But the 2010 vintage as a whole for white burgs is not in my wheelhouse. I find them too rich and round.
by Kelly Walker
January 6th, 2021, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2741

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

Kind of awkward but stable...until I pull out a bottle and then its like playing Jenga. It works better to intersperse the Krug bottles with others.

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by Kelly Walker
January 6th, 2021, 5:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Saint Cloud bourbon
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Saint Cloud bourbon

Watch Saint Cloud get eviscerated. Jump to 4:08.

by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 9:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's Your Whisk(e)y ABV Sweet Spot?
Replies: 25
Views: 709

Re: What's Your Whisk(e)y ABV Sweet Spot?

I gave a range because it depends on the whisky. Wood treatment can make a difference in taste at different proofs. But at >110 sometimes I feel a small cube can both open up the whisky and bring the palate into balance. Heresy I know.
by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????
Replies: 51
Views: 1630

Re: Xinomavro, Mencia, Nerello Mascalese, ???????

Hmm..I do not really see similarities in any of these other than they are different from most of what people drink. I am gravitated to the later two. Mencia is, from the best producers, very appealing. Nero Mascalese in the right hands can make some profound wines. Xinomavro? No experience yet that ...
by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3685

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Crisis? I think not. At least not for quality producers. The marques will keep their market albeit with a bit of a slowdown. The growers have their market and buyers will likely be drinking more. The mass produced stuff? Yea they are in for a bumpy road in the short term. But Champagne is Champagne....
by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glantenay, Glantenay, and Glantenay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Glantenay, Glantenay, and Glantenay?

Like Bouzereau in Meursault
by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: TN: 2004 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

You are drinking particularly well of late. Nice note.
by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's Your Whisk(e)y ABV Sweet Spot?
Replies: 25
Views: 709

Re: What's Your Whisk(e)y ABV Sweet Spot?

100 - 110 proof is my sweat spot for bourbon and rye.
by Kelly Walker
January 3rd, 2021, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYE dinner: Cristal 2012, Haut Lieu 1959 & Vosne 2005 Rouget
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: NYE dinner: Cristal 2012, Haut Lieu 1959 & Vosne 2005 Rouget

Wonderful notes Matthew. Your note on the 2012 Cristal describes exactly my experience last week with my first bottle. I can only imagine what 10 years will do for that beauty.
by Kelly Walker
January 2nd, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upright or on its side: A Theory
Replies: 62
Views: 3583

Re: Upright or on its side: A Theory

Thanks for the comment William. Yes, this was explained to us when we visited in 2019. Really interesting. Gave me the willies looking at those bottles stacked that way but we were assured it is very stable. That would make for one hell of a game of Jenga.
by Kelly Walker
January 2nd, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upright or on its side: A Theory
Replies: 62
Views: 3583

Re: Upright or on its side: A Theory

This is Dom Perignon in the Moet caves. As far as the eye can see.

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by Kelly Walker
January 2nd, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux

I have had the opportunity to drink the '04s several times. DRC did really well. I had the '04 along side the '05 LT some years ago and preferred the '04 at that young point. I would expect the '05s to ultimately be the better wine. But no meanies in the '04s.
by Kelly Walker
January 2nd, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon
Replies: 31
Views: 1578

Re: TN: 1996 Salon

well, it’s one of three things—the wine isn’t that good, or it is good but doesn’t appeal to a particular taster, or it goes through plenitudes like Dom claims. The idea of the old Oenoteque program, renamed the ridiculous P program, was that the wine closes and opens, changing over the years. Nobo...
by Kelly Walker
January 2nd, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: DRC pricing

There has long been a small out the door customer list at the Domaine. Wilson Daniels is the sole US importer. In recent years they have significantly raised their wholesale and DTC list prices but those prices are still below secondary market post release.
by Kelly Walker
January 1st, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6504

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I have done dry February the past few years. Will do again. January has too many events that I would miss. I actually look forward to it.
by Kelly Walker
January 1st, 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon
Replies: 31
Views: 1578

Re: TN: 1996 Salon

now was that so hard ? no, but not sure my impressions help anyone. As I age, I write more of impressions and less detail. No « mandarin orange zest » or « late season Bing cherries from a north-facing orchard. ». Same with me. Balance, concentration, length, structure, everything else is purely su...
by Kelly Walker
January 1st, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon
Replies: 31
Views: 1578

Re: TN: 1996 Salon

Ahh, your note is giving me seller's remorse. Sold all my Salon including the 1996s in November at auction. Prices are crazy. I should have kept a few.
by Kelly Walker
January 1st, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4218

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Put me down as an unabashed Allemand fan-boy. Had my first experience back when Cornas as a whole was considered French hillbilly juice. Years ago my friend Kevin and I popped into Willi's Wine Bar in Paris. Saw that they had Allemand on the list. Asked the girl behind the bar which wines they had i...
by Kelly Walker
December 31st, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 339
Views: 24105

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

Scored a full case on pre-arrival (now in my cellar). $158 net.
by Kelly Walker
December 27th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1736
Views: 118228

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Opened my first 2012 Crystal from a case. Wow!!! Such purity and focus. Really special.
by Kelly Walker
December 27th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: Dugat-Py LSJ
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Article: Dugat-Py LSJ

This should come across translated from Italian. Nice article on Dugat-Py and Lavaux St. Jacques

https://passionegourmet.it/2020/12/16/g ... bourgogne/
by Kelly Walker
December 26th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1173

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

Huge hit Christmas Eve!
by Kelly Walker
December 25th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

Get an e-mail address from other than the evil empire.
by Kelly Walker
December 23rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3697

Re: Windfall wine purchase

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 11:28 am Hold off...maybe it will be $2000. ;)
Exactly!! [highfive.gif]

DRC may be within reach.
by Kelly Walker
December 23rd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3697

Windfall wine purchase

So I believe I am getting a windfall payment before the end of the year. I am thinking of buying a single great bottle and would like to keep it to around $600. Any recs would be greatly appreciated.

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