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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 14th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: TN: Jura, Jura and some more Jura

I love the puff daddy sacha cuvée but find his savagnin to be his finest bottling. Thanks for the Jura notes.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 8th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4075

Re: Latour 2009 released

Yeah...it is quite greedy. However, it will not be Latour who has to deal with fall out if the wines don’t sell. For me, this is a form of corporate bullying; a monopoly where if you don’t buy at whatever price the chateau decides on, you will lose allocation. So the negotiants end up paying. Enger...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 24th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: TNs: Saint-Emilion from the old school (+ a white Northern Rhone)

82 Magdelaine! Hell of a lazy Sunday lineup.

Hope all is well Ramon.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 6th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4479

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

I saw this too and have it queued up to read. Looks most dope.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 14th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 72
Views: 3922

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 12th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158335

Re: New York City Restaurants

I'm curious what people think about ordering takeout and the responsibility of diners to try to go direct to the business rather than using a caviar/seamless etc (to protect their margins)... I originally tried to call in orders wherever I could, but noted that it was also an administrative burden o...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 12th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

No disappointments per se, but I have to say with some smaller chateau, I preferred the 00s at a similar state of maturity. This may simple be due to an attenuated aging curve, or more parkerization, but it gives some pause. I agree that in Bordeaux the early returns on 2005 fall far short of 2000....
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 11th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158335

Re: New York City Restaurants

The outdoor seating / roadclosures in Brooklyn are a godsend and hopefully won't be forgotten as an artifact. No reason why there should ever be cars on Berry, Smith, or 5th Ave. I guess that’s true if you don’t own a car and don’t mind riding the subway during the pandemic. You might also ask what...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 11th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Craig G wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 1:55 pm
I had the 07 Beaucastel in a single blind vertical tasting this year and it showed very well, just short of the 2005 and 2010 which are really great. It didn’t seem sweet or overripe to me. The ripest wine in that flight was 2015.
Thanks for the note. Any recent experience with the 07 Pegau?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 9th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

2007 CdP is such a gimme though, no fun...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 8th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

No disappointments per se, but I have to say with some smaller chateau, I preferred the 00s at a similar state of maturity. This may simple be due to an attenuated aging curve, or more parkerization, but it gives some pause.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 8th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158335

Re: New York City Restaurants

The outdoor seating / roadclosures in Brooklyn are a godsend and hopefully won't be forgotten as an artifact. No reason why there should ever be cars on Berry, Smith, or 5th Ave.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
July 8th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6249

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

I'm with Patrick on 2005 BDX. Given the peak hype it received, it has a far way to fall if these wines end up not delivering.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 17th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

DdeC Blancs are fantastic wines. I'm sitting on a case of a few vintages.
Thanks for the note.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 2nd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

Awesome photo Ramon! H-N is one of my favorite Burg producers, but I agree completely bananas pricing nowadays. I quite strongly disagree, especially for the lower end of the range. I challenge you to find a better Chambolle for ~$65, or a better Vosne villages for ~$75. also HN's bourgogne is top ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 1st, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Gruaud
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: 1988 Gruaud

My wife's an 88, so I've strategically dipped back into Bordeaux that punch above in this vintage.
GL is at the top of the pecking order.
Great note!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 1st, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

Awesome photo Ramon! H-N is one of my favorite Burg producers, but I agree completely bananas pricing nowadays.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 27th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 136
Views: 6447

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I’d add

Lopez de Heredia for its classical aesthetic
Gut Oggau for its modern panache
La Turque for its kaleidoscopic palate
Rousseau Chambertin for its prominence
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 23rd, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage

This is awesome Kevin, well done! I have a lone 05 that I don't know what to do with besides burying it. Cheers! [cheers.gif]
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 20th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 123
Views: 13301

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Great, thank you both!

Michael - Awesome, have heard Dartigalongue is a good jump off. The Domaine le Frêche isn't as attractively priced stateside else 80 euro is grand ;)

Astrid - I'll look to pickup the Delord 25. It's available widely in NY.

Cheers
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 19th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 117
Views: 5624

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

I’m a huge baudry guy...but the two aren’t comparable. In what way? I'm not Faryan, but am obviously about to chime in. Also have to add that I know that I'm at least as huge a Baudry guy as Faryan. I've found Rougeard wines, owned/drank sporadic vintages since 1995 (mostly Le Poyeux) and the last ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 19th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 123
Views: 13301

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Would like to reinvigorate this thread and solicit advice for a cognac novice.

I have experience with the big houes / tesserons but would love to solicit thoughts on good entry ($50-100) armagnac to get one's feet wet.

It seems to be the only value game in spirits town!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 12th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 117
Views: 5624

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Had the 2010 Boisee rouge recently. It was in fact a surprisingly elegant and balanced Cabernet Franc beginning to show an existing potential. Looking very much forward to following this the next 10-20 years It reminded me of old school St Emillion Cab Franc blend IMO, the '10 is arguably the pinna...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 4th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Baudry La Croix Boissee Chinon Blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: TN: 2014 Baudry La Croix Boissee Chinon Blanc

Coincidentally, I opened one of these 2-3 weeks ago (time is a blur) and had similar thoughts. I really enjoy it and at the same upper 20s/lower 30s price point, happy with the purchase. I just wish the bottles weren't so heavy!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 27th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.
Replies: 21
Views: 1034

Re: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.

Thanks for the note Ramon. Have a few 05 LVCs somewhere/somehow. I save it for my Cali Cab friends [cheers.gif]. I agree that it seemed to present great value on release.

Faryan
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 21st, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A quick impromptu tasting: 2012 Gilles Cornas v 2018 Bedrock X-Block
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: A quick impromptu tasting: 2012 Gilles Cornas v 2018 Bedrock X-Block

Thanks for the notes on the Gilles. I'm chilling on my bottles for now. Feels like a rule of 15 (ducks).
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 19th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158335

Re: New York City Restaurants

RD - is Ops operating on different hours? Might bike over there (or to Leo) for a pie...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 13th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Graves and a Loire
Replies: 24
Views: 858

Re: TN: A Graves and a Loire

Great note Ramon. I've got to find an 85 HB, have never had that vintage. Opened an 82 a few years back which was prefectly fine but outshone by some distinctly different company.

Hope you are doing well [cheers.gif]
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 12th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: TN: 1998 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I probably haven't had one of these since I went full AFWE, but I recall it being a remarkably lush but layered CdP. Glad to hear it is still showing suit.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 6th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: D’yquem 2005 danger Will Robinson!
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: D’yquem 2005 danger Will Robinson!

Oh man, it sounds like you’d OD on the 01. Tread with caution.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 30th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes

Thanks for the note, and good to hear on the 11 Chalasses. As a slight side note, opened '12 Marnes Bleues for the wife's bday earlier this month. Was great but not wow. Didn't hit that top gear I expected this wine to reach when I went gaga over it a few years ago. Fantastic acid still, but not the...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment
Replies: 72
Views: 2841

Re: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment

The most successful tax is the latent tax.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 20th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC

Love me Metras.
How was Kochi?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 16th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 78985

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

davidkong wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 9:52 am
Tanoshi Sushi, free corkage! 1372 York Ave, New York, NY 10021 http://tanoshisushinyc.com/index.html
forgot about this...have you been recently? Curious how the food is holding up...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 9th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 1998 Chateau Trotanoy, 2005 Chateau Montrose - Phenomenal Wines
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: TNS: 1998 Chateau Trotanoy, 2005 Chateau Montrose - Phenomenal Wines

Mark Golodetz wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 6:52 am
It does show again how great the Right Bank 1998s are turning out to be, and I am thinking I really want to put together a tasting later this year. My gut feeling is that it may be the best Right Bank vintage in the last thirty plus years (1982).
My sentiment as well.

Robert - great notes!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 3rd, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Pegau / 01 Prager / 05 Pepiere
Replies: 5
Views: 443

08 Pegau / 01 Prager / 05 Pepiere

A random smattering of bottles to open the year that I thought would be helpful touch points for the community: 2008 Pegau CR - a controversial bottle given the amount of VA/variability to be had. I've been working through half a case and several earlier bottles definitely showed spritz/elevated va....
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 20th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: TN: 2012 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

Everytime I reach for a bottle,I gaze longingly at these guys. Will queue one up for the next SE Asian meal!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 12th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1550

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

Wife had her 50th bday party last year. Along with lots of other fun stuff, I opened an imperial of '82 PL. Was just spectacular. Bought it in the early '90s for maybe $500. You really love your wife!! It would be really interesting to see how the imperial performed relative to a 750. It was incred...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 25th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158335

Re: New York City Restaurants

Brunch at Upland yesterday. Nice varied selection, decent wine list, corkage $35. I have not had dinner here yet but would certainly like to try it It's homey, a couple of the dishes are quite nice, and its a nice addition to a bit of a barren space north of NoMad. I like to take my parents there w...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 19th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 78985

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

James, a cute little spot with solid food in prospect heights has $35 corkage. For me, more of a brunch or date spot.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 1st, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5838

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

After reading this review I would never go to Peter Lugers. Curiosity got the best of me so I checked their website. It seems they have 2 locations and sell their prime steak mail order. With so many great steak houses and mail order prime steak available from places like Flannery it is another exa...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 31st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5838

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

If you’re in the hood and hankering for cholesterol, I’d take st anslem over Lugers any day.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 30th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2527
Views: 158335

Re: New York City Restaurants

Wow that’s awesome. Cheers Robert
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 28th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

I find his Savagnin his best bottling...thanks for the note William. Didn’t he sell the vineyard to d’Angerville? What has become of it? All in D de Pelican? Still some floating around? Some went to his nephew, Frederic https://www.sipfinewine.com/wines/Frederic-Puffeney-Arbois-Tradition-2012-w4285...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 28th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

I find his Savagnin his best bottling...thanks for the note William.
Didn’t he sell the vineyard to d’Angerville? What has become of it? All in D de Pelican? Still some floating around?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 30th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/T: 2007 Chandon de Brialles 1ers (Vergelesses / Cailleretes)
Replies: 0
Views: 224

FS/T: 2007 Chandon de Brialles 1ers (Vergelesses / Cailleretes)

They're all fine, but not my cup of tea. Have ~ a 4pk of each that I'm willing to trade or sell if we can't find a mutual exchange.

Feel free to offer a px or trade item. Of interest for me (in no particular order) would be Austria/Loire/Barolo/Barbaresco/Jura.

Bottles in NY in my eurocave.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 24th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 24935

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I don’t understand the vitriol directed towards Robert. He’s been a champion of Benetiere and other artisanal producers, and I salute his passion and dedication to the niche. I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the wines without his efforts let alone his exceptional pricing. The antagonism is only go...

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