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by Sean S y d n e y
July 6th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12013
Views: 448255

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Brokenwood Sémillon.

Acid, acid, acid. Super refreshing, simple, perfect for summer.
by Sean S y d n e y
July 5th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Billionaire TJ Rogers Santa Cr.M Pinot Project??
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Billionaire TJ Rogers Santa Cr.M Pinot Project??

Curious if anyone has had any experience with this wine in the past 3 years. Just happened to drive past their vineyard in Redwood City today, and it piqued my interest. I had what I think was the 2012 Santa Cruz Mountain bottling last year. Hot, gloopy, flabby, oaky mess with harsh tannins, still ...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 5th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette

PM is up and down for me - very vintage- and even bottle-dependent.

Sounds like a lovely day.
by Sean S y d n e y
July 5th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 52
Views: 1664

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

It seems like California may have had one of the best years of any major ageable dry wine region.
by Sean S y d n e y
July 5th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille (& extra GLASVIN review!)
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille (& extra GLASVIN review!)

Well done Sean. Pierre-Yves certainly gets the most out of these terroirs. I saw a recent video where he was discussing such things and reckons with earlier, warmer harvests you now get far more body in Pernand wines, coupled with Chablis-like tension. I have stashed plenty of his Pernand '17's and...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 4th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 64
Views: 1206

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Mel Knox wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Did anybody mention Clos des lambrays?? Of course, the previous owners had a winery in the Cote Chalonnaise, as I recall. The new owners do make some white in Sauternes.
I only know this because of something I read recently but I think they have some vineyard holdings in Puligny.
by Sean S y d n e y
July 4th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille (& extra GLASVIN review!)
Replies: 4
Views: 454

TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille (& extra GLASVIN review!)

First PYCM wine. Classically modern (how's that for a turn of phrase) white Burgundy nose - delicate, flinty, stony, white flowers, a touch nutty. Texture is lovely; totally precise and focused but with the edges sanded off to evoke just a hint of creaminess. Perfect acidity and balance. Smoky finis...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 4th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Happy to open a bottle if you ever make it down this way.
Don't think I wouldn't make a trip exclusively to hold you to this!
by Sean S y d n e y
July 3rd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 56
Views: 3287

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

I did mean the autolytic, "good" yeasty/bready aromas! Really fascinating, Gautier, thank you. I remember reading somewhere that some winemakers in Burgundy a while ago were using chaptalization not to increase alcohol levels but to extend their fermentations because of the perceived benefits you me...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 1st, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast Syrah
Replies: 0
Views: 128

TN: 2018 Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast Syrah

First A-R wine. Upon opening: stems, and a very grapey, seemingly carbonic influence. I was a little underwhelmed at first - it seemed like a souped-up Gamay wine - but what a difference an hour of air made. Much more savoury and classically Syrah; meaty, peppery, blue-fruited. Great acidity and nic...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 1st, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 189
Views: 7782

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Anyone around Friday, July 3rd for a pre-4th of July WB chat? I could set something up around 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern if people are interested.
Do you mean a post-July 1 chat?

If so, I'm in.
by Sean S y d n e y
July 1st, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 56
Views: 3287

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

Thank you William, I'll take that as an invitation to tell you all a little more about the production process of "Une Bulle"! This is such an informative post! I'm probably in the boat of many who haven't had a pet-nat that's been aged on the lees for any length of time - and while many are refresh...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 1st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2547

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

2017 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriotte. I actually chose it for the opposite reason: my partner went to visit her parents and with me being laid off and her being freelance/work from home I had our small 1.5 bedroom apartment to myself for the first time in three months. It was a small personal treat, e...
by Sean S y d n e y
July 1st, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8782
Views: 1293336

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Agree! They claim it's all from one cellar and the American collector has a personal relationship with many of the wine producers themselves. If these bottles are real there there should indeed be a statement / tag of proof. Conceirning the 1942 LT, since there's a vineyard designated capsule which...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 30th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 56
Views: 3287

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

No surprise, of course, but William Kelley gives warm reviews to all of Guillemot-Michel's 2018 wines in his Mâcon roundup.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 30th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)

billnanson wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 8:32 am
Yes, Lalou isn't skimping with her treatments this year - here's her Richbourg at lunchtime - but all the other Vosnes are the same...
Is there specific disease or mildew pressure this growing season that is upping the use of sprays?
by Sean S y d n e y
June 29th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé
Replies: 1
Views: 157

2008 Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé

Focused and linear without a huge chalky/mineral influence, the fruit quality is all yellow apple and white peach. There's a really lovely underbaked-biscuit note, as well. Nice mouthfeel and texture - perhaps a TOUCH thin in the midpalate - energetic but not excessively acidic and the dosage is wel...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 29th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

Would it be ethical to write a story that cast a very negative impression of some people in the business based on someone's theories rather than facts? Is that journalism? Reporting what somebody says is not the same as reporting them as fact. You could also - wait for it - do a Big Boy Journalism ...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 29th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

I don't think this makes sense at all, for the reasons that Marcus pointed out. You seem to want there to be something unethical going on. I mean, what that article outlines is unethical by every accepted tenet of journalism. What the problem is should probably better be described as "there are pre...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 29th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes” <=> 2018 Henri Bourgeois Quincy “Haute Victoire”
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: TNs: 2018 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes” <=> 2018 Henri Bourgeois Quincy “Haute Victoire”

Ha!! Sean, the young man in the wine store actually gave the French pronunciation a go. He didn't quite get there with KAN-ZAY, but points for the effort. P.S. Jim's guide to pronouncing Quincy: -Quincy, MA KWIN-zee -Quincy, IL KWIN-see -Quincy, FR KAN-ZEE QUINCY, MA was the birthplace of two presi...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 29th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes” <=> 2018 Henri Bourgeois Quincy “Haute Victoire”
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: TNs: 2018 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes” <=> 2018 Henri Bourgeois Quincy “Haute Victoire”

The most pressing question I have is whether anyone in that town uses a very exaggerated accent while using the French pronunciation of Quincy when they buy it.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 28th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

The major flaw in your logic, is that it’s all worthless if there is no integrity. Critical review is a useful tool for wineries. From small underfunded ones like mine up to the behemoths. It’s a useful tool for the consumer. And it’s a profession, and pays rent(hopefully) for the critic. But if th...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 28th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses

I know Chandon de Briailles has a reputation for being somewhat stern and slow to come around, but the few examples I've had - admittedly the lower end of the Pernand and Savigny lineup - have all been elegant and pure-fruited. Glad to hear this one was singing.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 28th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

The *entire* wine industry? Or do you just mean the entire professional wine writing industry? (I don’t agree with that, but you may want to clarify what you mean) I meant specifically the wine writing/critic industry. But it appears that there are some outlets who still try to maintain an arms-len...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 28th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

I'd be skeptical of what she says, along with other "wine journalists." On a recent wine podcast regarding journalistic integrity, Jancis was outed for serious conflict of interests. Not that some folks on this board don't have conflicts, but in general, I value the opinions here--especially from d...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 28th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2521

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

I'd be skeptical of what she says, along with other "wine journalists." On a recent wine podcast regarding journalistic integrity, Jancis was outed for serious conflict of interests. Not that some folks on this board don't have conflicts, but in general, I value the opinions here--especially from d...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 26th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Rudy Specials?

Only folks willing to take 'em?

Part facetious, part "wow" no one tried to take those to auction.
Weirdly, having just gone back to do a brief check of all the things Don found wrong with the fake 62 La Tâche sold by Rudy, that one looks legit.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 26th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Maison Roche de Bellene Clos Vougeot Collection Bellenum
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: TN: 1995 Maison Roche de Bellene Clos Vougeot Collection Bellenum

Jan Janas wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Does Maison Roche de Bellene have any connection to Domaine de Bellene, Nicolas Potel’s new venture?
Yeah - the Roche stuff is the négociant label, the Domaine his own vineyards.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 26th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)

Yeah, exactly that! Plus the work in rolling the canopy by hand, instead of just driving through a tractor with spinning blades a few times during the season to trim the vines. Very cool. One of the things that has stuck with me recently was something Armand Heitz of Heitz-Lochardet said on a recen...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 26th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

Sean, have you tried the 2016 Monsanto CCR or the Felsina CCR? While I really enjoyed the Isole e Olena, I thought both of those were a couple steps ahead of it in terms of depth and nuance. Same classic profile with a bit more earth and finer tannins. The 2015s were wonderful but the 2016s are eve...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 26th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)

One more question, sorry; what extra work is involved in maintaining these vines? You mentioned tractors being unable to enter the vineyard/do work when they're this tall, so is it just a matter of individual workers having to go in with backpacks full of spray as opposed to being able to do so from...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 25th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

I find that it's very true that Tuscan wines have an identifiable "Tuscan" taste/flavor, regardless of grape, which I believe may be largely attributable to the type of oak typically used in the region (which gives the wine a certain cedar-y spice). In the case of the two wines you're comparing (Ti...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 25th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 752

TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

Oh, my! Finally picked up a bottle of this after encountering the Cepparello at a portfolio tasting and hearing about how good this bottling was. I normally shy away a bit from Italian reds, especially Tuscan, since I find them to be generally unexciting and uninspiring. This is an incredible value ...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 25th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)
Replies: 23
Views: 1010

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay

Thank you again for the fantastic pictures, William. As far as the conversion to this kind of canopy management - does it require a wholesale replacement of the trellising wire or post system? Is it a multi-year process or is it all accomplished in one growing season? Is this solely for higher tempe...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 25th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3922

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 11:17 am

1987 Dunn Howell Mountain last year was excellent
87 offline!! We can mock the boomers AND the Xers.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 25th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3922

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 10:48 am

Were you born in 1987 too?
You got it. Looks like California was the only place that made decent wine, so one day I'd like a bottle of Monte Bello or something.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 25th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever buy from Sotheby's retail?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Anyone ever buy from Sotheby's retail?

Worked great for me when I was in NYC. A couple "bargains" to be had - I was picking up a couple bottles I had ordered online and found an '02 Jadot CSJ for ~$50 under best online price.
by Sean S y d n e y
June 24th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3922

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I've never had Grand Cru Burgundy older than about 2012, and that was twice, two sips total. I've never had a glass of a First Growth; one ounce of 2000 Latour and a tiny sip of 1994 Latour are my only tastes. I've never had a wine older than 1982. I've never had a wine from my birth year that wasn'...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 24th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Maison Roche de Bellene Clos Vougeot Collection Bellenum
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: TN: 1995 Maison Roche de Bellene Clos Vougeot Collection Bellenum

Did a quick search and this seems the best place to post this: I understand that the fruit quality is probably not the best from this widely-distributed-locally négoce brand, but I just opened a 2000 Roche de Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin and if this is a twenty-year-old-wine, I'll eat a small but dense...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 24th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A nice dinner (François Cotat, Jayer-Gilles, Macle, ...) - in french
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: A nice dinner (François Cotat, Jayer-Gilles, Macle, ...) - in french

J'étudie le français pour devenir plus fluide, donc ces notes de dégustation sont de bonnes pratiques. Merci!

(Si j'ai fait une erreur, désolé newhere)
by Sean S y d n e y
June 23rd, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first 6 months as a wine lover
Replies: 29
Views: 1556

Re: My first 6 months as a wine lover

Are they releasing only the Primavera? Sexton is their best vineyard and usually the most available. If you are in the States, By Farr is distributed there! A quick research on winesearcher gives me hits in New York, California, and Florida I'm in Toronto, ON, Canada. Our liquor laws are somewhat b...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 23rd, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first 6 months as a wine lover
Replies: 29
Views: 1556

Re: My first 6 months as a wine lover

Sean, I did post about Victorian wine just a couple of days ago. In case you missed it: TN: Yarra Valley visit - Giant Steps & Mac Forbes It is funny that you mention By Farr on your own without me mentioning them first. They are in my view the most exciting Victorian producer. You say you had a Co...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 23rd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Pépierè Clos des Briords
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Pépierè Clos des Briords

For the folks that have had it with age, what is it like? Like Brian said, it's not really about the fruit so I'd be curious to hear what the vibe is like with some years on it. I'm one who likes aged Muscadet a lot, as long as it still keeps its acid. So some warmer years don't age quite as well, ...
by Sean S y d n e y
June 23rd, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3672

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Time to get yourself a mister/mistress. I know one that goes by the name of Syrah.

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