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by Jay Miller
September 25th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 160
Views: 6599

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

I shared an '01 Roumier Clos de la Bussiere with friends last night, and it was quite backward, with little fruit showing. Quite tannic and, overall, a bit rustic. No pleasure given. That's my usual reaction to their Bussiere... Well, this could be vintage dependent. I had an '07 Bussiere recently ...
by Jay Miller
September 25th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 160
Views: 6599

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

John Morris wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 7:51 am
I shared an '01 Roumier Clos de la Bussiere with friends last night, and it was quite backward, with little fruit showing. Quite tannic and, overall, a bit rustic. No pleasure given.
That's my usual reaction to their Bussiere...
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2535
Views: 159414

Re: New York City Restaurants

I got takeout from Atomix for Arnold's birthday a little over a week ago. My conclusion was, unfortunately, that one should not get high end takeout if there is a good chance one of the people involved will have to work late and the food will end up sitting for 3 hours. It was still very good but it...
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14476
Views: 711503

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1996 Huet Le Mont Moelleux 1er Trie
1998 MC GM Riesling Auslese 375
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot

Mike C. wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 12:26 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 12:23 pm
Last year of Burt's direct winemaking, no?
Thought it was 1997 (http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1795/)
Yes, 1997 was the last year.
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1515
Views: 100292

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Calsac l'Echappee Belle

Love it. Since I was the only one drinking I took the opportunity yesterday to test pouring the remainder into a bunch of 3oz glass bottles. Lost a lot of Champagne as it overflowed but it was still quite good today, albeit with far fewer bubbles.
by Jay Miller
September 23rd, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 160
Views: 6599

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

2001 Jadot CSJ last night was in a very nice spot. Red cherry with hint of mint, mid-weight, persistent, tannins nicely resolved. I think we may finally be past the off and on showings of the vintage. I've only had good showings of 2001s in the last few years. I regard it as a "safe" vintage to ope...
by Jay Miller
September 22nd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4009

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

Been awhile since I've had an '09, but every vintage people have said will never close down, eventually closes down. Putting aside that this is a non-falsifiable statement, do you have some examples in mind? 99 is a classic example. I remember lots of "will never shut down" comments back then. But ...
by Jay Miller
September 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4009

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

Exactly. People are too impatient. A wine - or vintage - shuts down and people write it off. This is what happened with 1988s - beautiful and delicious when first in bottle and then the fruit went to sleep and people - most notably Parker, who never understood Burgundy (although has apparently now ...
by Jay Miller
September 22nd, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schloss Lieser Doctor on WineBid
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: PSA: Schloss Lieser Doctor on WineBid

Winebid specifies the #28 which was the auction wine.

There was also a #27 GG Doctor which was not an auction wine.

Fortunately I save my back issues of MFW.
by Jay Miller
September 22nd, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"

I fondly recall the only Sherry Equipo Navazos ever released from Florida, their famous Manzanilla Pasadena.
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Pierre Engel - Alexis Lichine Clos Vougeot
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: 1972 Pierre Engel - Alexis Lichine Clos Vougeot

This sounds like fun Jay. Sorry the palate didn't measure up to the nose. I can only imagine how great those Meo wines were. Thanks to Jay’s generosity, I don’t have to imagine. I think I had tastes of the first two at a couple of our Saturday get togethers before COVID. Really fine and vibrant. II...
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 31
Views: 1403

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

Ha! So true and I am guilty of multiple offenses! But OPs don't always know that not just the answer, but even the question itself is what we judge it to be. neener You guys did better than I thought. I told my girlfriend that no matter how I phrased the question, 80% of the answers would be "champ...
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 31
Views: 1403

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

I think zin is a good bet, too. But I have to say that this thread is really a Berserkers classic. OP says. "I have A, B, C and D. Which should I serve with this food." And the responses are: K, L, M and N. Ha! So true and I am guilty of multiple offenses! But OPs don't always know that not just th...
by Jay Miller
September 21st, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2567

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Craig G wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Is that even possible?
It is if you omit Suckling from the list of reviewers.
by Jay Miller
September 20th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Pierre Engel - Alexis Lichine Clos Vougeot
Replies: 4
Views: 322

1972 Pierre Engel - Alexis Lichine Clos Vougeot

This was the fifth bottle from a mixed lot of 1972 Alexis Lichine Clos Vougeot 375s. The first 4 were Meo, 2 were wonderful, 1 was corked, and one was madeirized. This is the Pierre Engel bottling and it's quite different. Very pale color. Beautiful , captivating nose of underbrush and cherry. On op...
by Jay Miller
September 19th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

T Welch wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 4:49 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Sentient wines...we’re doomed.
I'm sorry Dave, but I can't open the cellar door.
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by Jay Miller
September 19th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Sentient wines...we’re doomed.
I blame GMO
by Jay Miller
September 19th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

Hey, those wines better be careful what they say. CERN is a very important research center.

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by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Jay Miller wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 10:45 am
One of the places on the list is just off the Bayonne Bridge in Staten Island so I'll have to give it a try.
Actually that was on a list that on from a link on this list, not from this list at all.
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4009

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Point four. I am holding onto my 2005s because based on what I have been tasting I think I will really like them in a few more years.
If by a few you mean 10 then I concur.

My concern has always been that I might be dead before I'd enjoy drinking them.
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Another Best Pizza List

One of the places on the list is just off the Bayonne Bridge in Staten Island so I'll have to give it a try.
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

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

I also miss buying my old favorite Burgundies, Rougeard, Allemand, etc. and for all those wines I miss buying I somehow still manage to buy too much good wine every year. If they attract new buyers because of the higher price that would be a success transition to a Veblen good. If they lose buyers ...
by Jay Miller
September 18th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

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

If Comtes was a Veblen good, this thread would be going very differently. I'm pretty sure the people posting here aren't your average customer (although we do like a good bargain): https://www.wineintelligence.com/downloads/us-portraits-2018/ LVMH's entire brand is Veblen goods. At a certain point,...
by Jay Miller
September 17th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8091

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Since this thread is already way off-topic.... Question for Von Schubert fans: is it reasonable to say, at least as a rough rule of thumb, that in general Abtsberg > Herrenberg? Or do we not go there? For my palate, yes. But this should not be taken to mean that Herrenberg isn't also wonderful.
by Jay Miller
September 17th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Jennair range top?

I'm not but I checked the gardenweb forums and found this thread: https://www.houzz.com/discussions/2274894/reliability-of-jenn-air-appliances-or-what-brand-should-i-get It's from 12 years ago but the general response was "friends don't let friends buy Jennair" Maybe they've gotten better since then?
by Jay Miller
September 17th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8091

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

DanielP wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Also, the change to extra long bottles is a real killer. You can't find boxes that fit!
von Schubert? Please tell me it isn't so. As of what vintage?

That's the reason I stopped buying Julian Haart despite having a love affair with the wines.
by Jay Miller
September 16th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

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

Well, the talk of higher prices already scared me off. I took some of the money I had budgeted for 2008 CdC and bought some 2006 Vilmart CdC I found at a good price instead. Not sure what’s going on with vilmart cdc as I recently picked up some cases of the 07 for a crazy price. No idea. They're bo...
by Jay Miller
September 16th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Manhattan Wine Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Manhattan Wine Storage

While I don't store there (I opted for my local JC storage) I know a lot of people who do and all are happy with the service.

And as everyone else says, Marc is great. Other than his tendency to take 10x as long as any other living human being to taste through a set of wines. neener
by Jay Miller
September 16th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

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

Well, the talk of higher prices already scared me off. I took some of the money I had budgeted for 2008 CdC and bought some 2006 Vilmart CdC I found at a good price instead.
by Jay Miller
September 16th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8091

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 8:26 am
I’d agree generally. But they aren’t a shade on the 97s!
What is?
by Jay Miller
September 15th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can You Tell me More About Sylvie Esmonin?
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Can You Tell me More About Sylvie Esmon

I loved the wines she made under her own label and under the M. Esmonin label through 98 after which the new oak took over. 99 was the last vintage I bought as a result so I can’t comment on anything more recent.
by Jay Miller
September 15th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 31
Views: 1827

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

I have been enjoying the wines from Chandon de Briailles for many years (I think the oldest I have had is 1999). I cannot think of a winery over this time period making wines that taste less like a new world pinot noir and was very puzzled by the OP's post. I had a 2007 recently that was wonderful....
by Jay Miller
September 14th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10545

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Funny, I had the Stockholm Syndrone vs. 2003 La Turque several years ago at Xmas, and the SQN was the HANDS DOWN winner. Wasn't even close. The 2003 La Turque was so over the top and and sweet, it was really hard to enjoy. The Stockholm was outstanding, and something I would seek to drink again for...
by Jay Miller
September 14th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10545

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Aren't all the SQN wines going to be big, jammy, and alcoholic and get 95+ points anyway? If you like that style who cares about the reviews...just buy them. And taste like Black Forest Cake. The 2010 Stockholm Syndrome Syrah was outstanding on Sunday night ... The name itself explains why you enjo...
by Jay Miller
September 14th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2535
Views: 159414

Re: New York City Restaurants

I know public health concerns must be considered but I believe NY positive rate is at or close to the lowest in the country. I don't know how officials can expect any restaurants to be left to open next year if indoor dining does not open to at least 50% capacity by winter. Major corporations are a...
by Jay Miller
September 14th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

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

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:25 am
I like me some Comtes, but at these prices it's an easy pass.
Yep
by Jay Miller
September 14th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2943

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

I have no idea of quality or price post-purchase but Mayacamas used to make a fantastic version.
by Jay Miller
September 14th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

If so, they would probably be in Volnay. 2001 Volnays did not have a good reputation but the only ones I bought (d'Angerville Clos du Ducs) have turned out better than I thought they would and are excellent. Yes, but the OP specified CdN But, your post didn't, at least as I understood it. It was im...
by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Might be easier to ask if any usually good producers didn't make great wine in 2001. If so, they would probably be in Volnay. 2001 Volnays did not have a good reputation but the only ones I bought (d'Angerville Clos du Ducs) have turned out better than I thought they would and are excellent. Yes, b...
by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1792

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Might be easier to ask if any usually good producers didn't make great wine in 2001.
by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ICE CUBES - Updated with WONDER WOMAN Cubes! :D
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ICE CUBES

The title of my thread is a riff on The World's Greatest Superheroes, a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip that ran from 1978 to 1985. Concurrently, the The Amazing Spider-Man strip ran from 1977 to 2019 and the The Incredible Hulk strip ran from 1978 to 1982. This was way back when newspapers ...
by Jay Miller
September 13th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5386

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

It's a sliding scale... A case at $120, 4-6bottles at $140, max 2 at $160, nothing if above $160 This is pretty much where I am as well, give or take a few dollars. The question for them will be if there are enough price-insensitive buyers to pick up the slack from people like myself who splurged o...
by Jay Miller
September 12th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Amazing how well Mosel 2012s in general and WS in particular are showing these days.
by Jay Miller
September 10th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 1923 Laberdolive Bas Armagnac Domaine de Jaurrey
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: 1923 Laberdolive Bas Armagnac Domaine de Jaurrey

So a little over 3 years later this bottle is still quite beautiful albeit not quite as expansive as it was immediately after opening.

Nice warmth on the approach, soothing caramel and toffee and the light of a warm spring day on the palate and a long and comforting finish. Lovely clarity.
by Jay Miller
September 9th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3170

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

It sounds similar to what BI Wines in London does. I buy wine from them but don't invest so I have no idea what sort of returns they've had.
by Jay Miller
September 9th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3170

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

Victor Hong wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 7:55 am
Marc Hauser wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 7:53 am


Perhaps we could do total return swaps, bundle them, tranche them out, wrap them with insurance, bundle those into a single tranched product, and then have the first synthetic wine CDO squared.
What is a CDO?
Clareterized Debt Obligation
by Jay Miller
September 8th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are my cookies?
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Where are my cookies?

Several days ago, I clicked that I agreed to cookies, yet I haven't received them yet. Are they oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, or some other kind? Where do I fill in my shipping address? Thanks! Read more closely. You agreed to bake to bake any cookie recipes posted in EE. You should start with al...
by Jay Miller
September 8th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 58
Views: 4485

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

Interesting. When I was at the Paulee Grand Tasting in March (seems like 100 years and another lifetime ago now) the 2017s were really friendly - wide open and easy to drink. And, they had so much more to offer than when I tasted them from barrel in Burgundy in the summer of 2018. I was thinking th...
by Jay Miller
September 6th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 5018

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

In the 2016 thread of similar subject I had: 1. Joseph Drouhin 2. Clos Roche Blanche 3. Rhys 4. (Tied) Taittinger, Egon Muller 5. Fourrier Now it's 1. Joseph Drouhin 2. Clos Roche Blanche 3. Allemand 4. Rollin 5. Rhys 6. Egon Muller No huge changes. While I'm not buying Drouhin or CRB anymore I'll n...

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