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by EvanLodes
January 23rd, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 50
Views: 2080

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

This sounds like a debate that should be settled the scientific /fun way: a horizontal tasting, obviously post-vax. We could call it “Welcome (Back) Bastards”.

I’ve had PYCM and Leflaive, both of which are excellent, though stylistically different.
by EvanLodes
January 23rd, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else prefer Champagne to not be overly yeasty?
Replies: 46
Views: 1787

Re: Does anyone else prefer Champagne to not be overly yeasty?

The closest good wine store to me is Total Wines. I live in New York so there are a lot of good wine shops in the boroughs, but I live in the suburbs and the standard selection in my vicinity is very subpar (just Moet, Cliquot, and Dom). I use Wine.com and for my birthday, I have an order of Lauren...
by EvanLodes
January 19th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

Condolences. Out of curiosity, were any of these under diam?
by EvanLodes
January 18th, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 3868

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

In general I’ve focused on fewer but better, age-worthy wines for my son (2018), including a disproportionate amount in magnum format since I’d like him to be able to enjoy these throughout his life rather than just in early adulthood. The exception to this is some Yquem where half bottles are just ...
by EvanLodes
January 16th, 2021, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best regions in 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1509

Re: Best regions in 2021

William’s recent 2019 Burgundy vintage report was a good read and is encouraging, especially for reds. And also discouraging from the budgetary perspective.
by EvanLodes
January 11th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 51
Views: 3834

Re: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

When we have eaten there, we have enjoyed both northern Rhône and also Beaujolais reds. They have a really great wine program and somms, and these regions are well-represented on their list: https://assets.ctfassets.net/7m90b3o5uk7x/1VCcrNs7v6C0CcLFg8wJRI/3a1c4dc930db00dffd22adb7f4f96bb9/COTE_WineMe...
by EvanLodes
December 31st, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year’s wine resolution
Replies: 51
Views: 2057

Re: New Year’s wine resolution

I say this every time this question comes up and I think it is worth repeating. The most enjoyable part of wine for me is opening bottles for other people so I will keep buying. one of the most enjoyable memories for me this year was having my eyes opened to how amazing German Riesling can be, by y...
by EvanLodes
December 31st, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3690

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

1995 Clos du Mesnil.
Happy New Year everyone.
by EvanLodes
December 28th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how do you pick the bottle you are opening?
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: how do you pick the bottle you are opening?

my wife picks the genre (bubbles/still, white/red) and then I pick based on food if we are eating, or the occasion. We have "everyday drinkers", "check-in" wines, and wines for special occasions, and since we live in an apartment, we have a limited amount on site, which helps nar...
by EvanLodes
December 21st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8395

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

back to the OP question, my guess is German Riesling and grower Champagne. The former because they offer such great QPR now (have had some very impressive $20 bottles, which I can't say about many other regions), Germany is a clear (near-term) beneficiary of global warming, and the consultants are n...
by EvanLodes
December 3rd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15378
Views: 788114

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote: December 1st, 2020, 3:20 pm 1x 1962 DRC Richebourg
I was unaware that out-of-body/religious experiences were available for purchase. Whenever you drift back to Earth after, please do share notes...
by EvanLodes
December 3rd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1744
Views: 119122

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

First of three, sourced a mag for deep cellar William, How was it? I have the 2012s and 2013s that I’m saving for a while, and I’m sitting on some 2008’s. A 2008 I opened recently seemed to be in an early drinking window, and was fantastic. I drank all the remaining bottles of 2009’s at a restauran...
by EvanLodes
November 26th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14325

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

1971 Romanee-Conti from magnum at La Paulee and 1988 Krug Clos du Mesnil in a friend's backyard by the pool.
by EvanLodes
November 22nd, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXXIII
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXXIII

as always Marc, impressive breadth and detail. Thanks for these.
by EvanLodes
November 8th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11364

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

sabered an '08 Peters Chetillons at home... in such a great place and just keeps getting better. and then we went to Air's Champagne Parlor (Air's and sister restaurant Niche Niche are highly recommended for anyone in or going to NYC) and had a magnum of '05 Ledru Millesieme, which was powerful and ...
by EvanLodes
October 28th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1583

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

Pierre Peters Chetillons and Selosse Initial are my top picks too. for Chetillons, try to find the 2012, which is drinking wonderfully right now. The 2013 will be great in time but is extremely tight at the moment.
by EvanLodes
September 24th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15378
Views: 788114

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

alan weinberg wrote: September 18th, 2020, 8:51 pm 18 PYCM Chassagne Montrachet Chenevottes
I'm curious, is there any particular reason why this one vs. other PYCM wines of the same vintage? (I haven't had this one yet)
by EvanLodes
September 15th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2861

Re: Auctions

if you want to splurge, the 97 Salon is really lovely. They recently released some of the late-disgorged version.
by EvanLodes
September 9th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 170
Views: 11824

Re: Ultramarine Email

JohnP wrote: September 9th, 2020, 12:43 pm I signed up in May 2018 and no luck for me this year. Just curious how long the estimated wait is....?
In July Michael said it was 2-3 years.
by EvanLodes
September 9th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 93
Views: 4200

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

WB should sponsor a new crypto called WineCoin. People who just want to speculate on something called wine can throw their money that way. if it ends up being worth something, the board can sell some and have a Champagne party. If it doesn't, who cares, but at least it will have diverted "inves...
by EvanLodes
September 5th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 7154

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

The biggest change to our cellar has been a steady shift towards Champagne, which is now 34% of the total, nearly in line with Burgundy, which has always been a major focus. This has come at the expense primarily of the New World, where we still have a few producers that we like and consistently buy...
by EvanLodes
August 30th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 50
Views: 1854

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

Here is a fun idea on the birth year theme: go with the Chinese zodiac years. In your case, you are Year of the Monkey. So that means 1968, 1980 (suggestions above), 1992 (white burg stands out in my mind), 2004 (champagne?), 2016 (Côte de Nuits reds). This concept can make for a fun dinner with win...
by EvanLodes
August 29th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study

Evan, That's an epic tasting, and I really enjoyed the notes and photos. You've only been posting here about a month, so welcome and thank you! The only wines posted which I currently own are the Pierre Peters Chetillons. I opened an '08 last week that was stunning, although just now entering a goo...
by EvanLodes
August 29th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study
Replies: 13
Views: 707

TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study

Last weekend fellow wine nerd friends invited us to stay with them. While the kids ran around, we enjoyed a lineup of almost exclusively Côte des Blancs Champagnes over the course of several days (full disclosure: my favorite Champagnes are low-dosage BdB). Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988 : Golden color. B...
by EvanLodes
August 25th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 4857

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Keller Limestone Riesling
by EvanLodes
August 18th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Daily drinkers: clean winemaking style but savory flavors
Replies: 56
Views: 2327

Re: Daily drinkers: clean winemaking style but savory flavors

trousseau from gahier, tournelle, tissot, or ratte should be a consideration +1 for Jura, which is still pretty under the radar but definitely fits the description you gave (the reds that is - the whites made in the oxidative style are an acquired taste). In addition to these, Domaine du Pelican is...
by EvanLodes
August 18th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)
Replies: 27
Views: 2265

Re: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)

So I was finally able to track down who imports Pierre Péters here. They are getting a new delivery in mid-November. I could already place an order. Here is what they still have available: Cuvée de Réserve: 87$/bottle, order in qty of 6, 36 bottles available Grande Réserve: 94$/bottle, order in qty...
by EvanLodes
August 11th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)
Replies: 27
Views: 2265

Re: Help with Champagne cellaring and new ones to discover (pretty long post...)

Thats a pretty good list you have there. Other growers worth exploring that are less oxidative in style: - Pierre Peters: high quality BdB, with the Cuvee de Reserve being good QPR, but it really starts to get interesting with the Reserve Oubliee (solera-style, more oxidative notes) and of course Le...
by EvanLodes
August 8th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Which DRC to try

Rsv is also an improving vineyard (bc drc hasn’t owned it that long). not entirely true. They’ve had control of vineyard management since, I believe, the 60s. They recently separated out two parcels of RSV that weren’t up to snuff and that has elevated the remaining vines, though there is now a bit...
by EvanLodes
August 5th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Re: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan

Jay Opperman wrote: August 3rd, 2020, 3:45 pm Manhattan wine Co..
Great customer service!
+1
and a good selection of grower Champagne
by EvanLodes
August 5th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do SubZero units compare to Eurocave?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: How do SubZero units compare to Eurocave?

I have Sub Zeroes and they work wonderfully for both temperature and humidity. They are more expensive than EuroCave, however.
by EvanLodes
August 1st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selosse 2008?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Selosse 2008?

excellent, thank you all. can't wait to try both...
by EvanLodes
July 31st, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selosse 2008?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Selosse 2008?

Since 2007 is the current release of the Selosse Millesime, I was a little surprised to see a pre-arrival offer for the 2009 today. Does anyone know what happened / is happening with the 2008? (lost in the Grand Cru BdB to Premier Cru Blend transition for the Millesime? "Pulling a Dom" and...
by EvanLodes
July 24th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15378
Views: 788114

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

PSA since I know it is a board favorite, Tribeca Wine Merchants has a deal on '06 Comtes right now, $114/btl on 6+ and (more importantly) $299/mag on 3+...
by EvanLodes
July 20th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .
Replies: 67
Views: 5282

Re: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .

... Vosne-Romanee +1 From a pure biological perspective, there is something to be said about PN being from Burgundy to begin with, and therefore having evolved over so many thousands of years to be ideally suited for its climate, to say nothing of the 1,000+ years of human cultivation of the grape ...
by EvanLodes
July 20th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3864

Re: Red Corton Wines

Hi Dan, It sounds like you are looking to explore why certain wines are grand cru and expand your knowledge of what burgundy has to offer. This is a fun (and expensive) rabbit hole to go down, but I would recommend against Corton rouge as the best example of what GC burg can be, especially as young ...
by EvanLodes
July 16th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5329

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Pierre Peters Chetillons - 14 vintages back to 1995, but there are a few missing in the middle so not contiguous.
by EvanLodes
July 12th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book on Champagne
Replies: 113
Views: 10152

Re: Book on Champagne

I got one criticism, though. The maps. While the antique maps provided separate from the book are a cool historical add to the package, what is lacking here is a more comprehensive, modern presentation of the departments. With all the lieu-dit complexity in the area, and the village overlays to the...
by EvanLodes
July 11th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 4097

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

I will echo the "not too late" message, and add a few more thoughts. Many of the posters here have brought up some great QPR wines from Burgundy's less famous villages, but if you are unsure about your love for the region, I think you should also consider first exploring some village-level...
by EvanLodes
July 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2266

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Reds:
1. Vosne+Flagey
2. MSD
3. GC
4. Volnay
5. CM

Whites:
1. PM
2. Meursault
3. Chablis
4. Saint Aubin
5. Aloxe-Corton
by EvanLodes
July 7th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 170
Views: 11824

Re: Ultramarine Email

the dosage trial event is a great time - fun and educational (confirmed what I suspected, that my taste preference is strongly for lower dosage). a few tidbits that Michael Cruse said that people may find interesting: - Ultramarine is still not profitable, 12 years in... - Ultramarine wait list is c...
by EvanLodes
July 7th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug : 2004 vs 164
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Krug : 2004 vs 164

J. Ashourian wrote: July 7th, 2020, 4:46 am 164 is incredible. Magnums are still available in the market.
Completely agreed. 164eme is the best, at least in the edition numbering era. Also check out the 168eme, which is the current edition in 750s (2012 base), which is very good but for me not quite as incredible as 164.
by EvanLodes
July 7th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2640

Re: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Lots to think through, and lots in here I hadn’t considered; my tastes are burgundy- and champagne-centric so I appreciate the thoughts from a more global perspective.
by EvanLodes
July 5th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor - effect on Chetillons?

Chetillons can age with the best of them. Rodolphe did a dinner conjunction with Fete du Champagne in Nov 2018 In NYC with magnums of 12 vintages back to 1970 from his cellar (so perfect storage and provenance). The wines from the ‘80s were still in great shape, and the ‘70s vintages were in better ...
by EvanLodes
July 5th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?
Replies: 56
Views: 2640

Best 2018 Vintage for LONG term cellaring?

Hi, longtime reader, first time poster. My son was born in 2018 and so I am trying to put away a variety of wines from his birth year that he will be able to drink once he becomes an adult. So I was wondering if anyone had thoughts as to what regions would be best for 25+ year cellaring of the 2018 ...

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