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by Warren Taranow
May 25th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Another beautiful ‘95 Charles Heidsieck BdM. These have had a protracted zenith in their drinking window. Opened pre-dinner in our room in Whistler. We were denied corkage at Oso last night, so there’s extra wine today! Off to the Red Door tonight with tomorrow’s post here (a ‘96 mag). Cheers Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 20th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: TNs across time: 2010 Huet Haut-Lieu Sec Chenin Blanc (not shitting the bed)

I haven't had any problems with my many 2010's (yet!). I'm glad to hear neither you nor your bottles are currently shitting the bed.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 20th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 166, Dom 2008, Rare 2002, Nicky Francois 2002, Bolly GA 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Krug 166, Dom 2008, Rare 2002, Nicky Francois 2002, Bolly GA 2007

John, This is a timely note for me; I bought all of the first four in your list. I too was blown away by the '02 Billecart NC; I was not expecting it to be that good. I have one more left. I like the PH Rare, but haven't tried any of the original release. There're some varied opinions on the Krug 16...
by Warren Taranow
May 20th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A pair of 2003 Pegau
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: TN: A pair of 2003 Pegau

Eric,
I know you've loved these since release. I always found a roasted quality which for me was appealing, and sold or gave away all of mine. Maybe I should have waited, or maybe they're just not for me.
Thanks for the data points,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 19th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief TN: Ceritas 2017 Charles Heintz Chardonnay
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Brief TN: Ceritas 2017 Charles Heintz Chardonnay

Some vintages need time to tame the searing acidity. The fruit seems to take a while to balance the cut. I love this wine with a bit of bottle age.
Thanks for the note, Merrill.

Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 19th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

My sporadic notes from Paultacular 2000 Lanson Champagne Noble Cuvée de Lanson Blanc de Blancs Brut - France, Champagne (5/19/2019) The most intriguing wine, by far. Gasoline note like a Riesling with sea spray. Tart red apple and lemon with a mineral foundation. Good. These were available for a so...
by Warren Taranow
May 19th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10456
Views: 341388

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Lanson Noble Rosé ...if Greg offers again at the $70 I paid, I will definitely buy more. Really really good wine. +12!!! I'm in for another case if I see it again. I think I only paid $50 last time, and my blind purchased six pack was an inadequate sum. I knew I liked the '00 BdB Noble, so I gave t...
by Warren Taranow
May 15th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

2008 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (5/15/2019) Beautiful and youthful wine. I have no record of purchasing or owning this, yet there it was calling my name tonight. Grand cru density; lemon cream, plus some tropical fruit carried on t...
by Warren Taranow
May 15th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Granite de Clisson" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Granite de Clisson" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Good muscadet is the Rodney Dangerfield of wine. It is low priced, often has a crystalline youth, and has great aging potential, yet is still gets little or no respect.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2004 Camille Savés Grand Cru Cuvée Anaïs Jolicoeur. This is in a very good place right now. Creamy red fruit, early mature notes. This turned out to be a superb impulsive auction purchase.
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?

Have had a couple of bottles. Absolutely splendid! My note below. This is like a Chevalier-Montrachet studded with exquisitely tiny bubbles. The nose is fine, with some citrus blossom, lemon, white peach and spice. The palate has perfect shape and whilst it is an elegant Champagne it has real depth...
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR

1970 was a great Rioja year. I've had fabulous 1970 CVNE Real GR within the past couple of years, and I have a couple of bottles of CVNE Imperial waiting in the cellar. John, I agree. I haven't met a '70 Rioja I didn't like. I still have a few; a CVNE Imperial GR and a Viña Real GR, a Muga GR Prado...
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Huet 2010 Le Mont Sec and a fantastic 1970 Rioja GR

Frank Murray III wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 5:17 pm
How many more of these 10 LMs you got left?
Frank,
I drank through cases of these. CT says I have 5@ of the 2010 Le Mont and Clos du Bourg Secs. I probably have a little less, but it's better than none. Thanks for the update!
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

We fly with champagne all the time; no problems
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Champagne stash from our last Hawaii trip (plus Baileys for friend's morning coffee!)
by Warren Taranow
May 14th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Breuil Me" Dude. TNs: 2009 and 2010 Chidaine Clos du Breuil
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: "Breuil Me" Dude. TNs: 2009 and 2010 Chidaine Clos du Breuil

This post needed a seven year update. 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Montlouis-sur-Loire (5/14/2019) A nice bottle with chicken tikka masala. Citrus, quince paste and lanolin. While the texture and fruit made the initial attack seem sweet,...
by Warren Taranow
May 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?

I love the previous release, which is the 1995 vintage. I still have a few 95's, but have been gradually drinking down my formerly large cache. I'm thinking of refilling with the 2004.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 10th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Extra Brut Oenophile Crisp. Green apple and citrus. Better with air, and with food. Good price, nothing wrong here, but I personally won't buy this again. A wine that makes me to strike the "Neutral" like button on CT, although I seem to be in an un...
by Warren Taranow
May 9th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme A nice foil to the boisterous '06 Taittinger Comte. While explosive, young, and delicious, the harmony and balance are the most attractive features. 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne As rambunctious as ever. Lemon c...
by Warren Taranow
May 9th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin
Replies: 26
Views: 986

Re: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin

Anecdotally, I accidentally checked a bottle of Coravined Rhys Syrah once. I had grabbed it from the rack and didn't notice/remember I had previously sampled it. Packed in a wine check, it arrived without issues. n of one.
by Warren Taranow
May 8th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10456
Views: 341388

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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1975 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
Past prime but still holds pleasure. Slightly tired nose, but great candied cherry palate.
by Warren Taranow
May 7th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th
Replies: 58
Views: 2120

Re: Virtual Tasting--PINOT NOIR from anywhere. May 5th - May 12th

It's hard to believe that despite decades of activity on wine boards, this is my first participation in a virtual tasting. Add this to the many thanks I owe FMIII. 2015 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne Young but already stunning. The nose starts with a blast of crisp cranberry. Exuberant cranber...
by Warren Taranow
May 7th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 6:13 am
EHeffner wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 5:27 am
The Ployez-Jacquemart rose referred to a few times in this thread. Would that be the extra Brut or the selection rose?
Mine was the extra brut.
Mine as well.
by Warren Taranow
May 6th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

2014 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Well maybe not exaggerated, but this was a great bottle tonight. While fairly golden yellow in color, the nose and palate were not at all advanced. Gorgeous lemon curd and a little honey, ma...
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I brought a magnum of 2006 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Rosé to a charity event last night. My wife and others at the table liked it; I was underwhelmed. It might have been the water glasses used, or maybe my palate was off (CT and critical notes are mostly praiseful). I perceived an unpleasant ...
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1504

Re: 2018 Rose

It's hard to beat the Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis, sub $20. Lightly sparkling, tasty, and under 11% abv.
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Ployez-Jacquemart NV rose last night before dinner on the deck was very enjoyable, with a nice citrus back to it and some spicy notes on the finish. Very nice, though it will likely not be a reload for us when the 4 I bought are gone. They will be a pleasure to drink. Sarah, This is one of my favor...
by Warren Taranow
May 4th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Pierre Gerbais Champagne Prestige Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - France, Champagne (5/3/2019) My final bottle of several bottles I bought. The importer sticker is covering the back label so I am screwed for any bottle info. From what I recall, this is 100% Chardonnay and should be dosed around 6 g...
by Warren Taranow
April 30th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - A magnificent American sparkler
Replies: 0
Views: 375

PSA - A magnificent American sparkler

2013 Wenzlau Vineyard Cuvée L'Inconnu Estate Blanc de Blanc. Rich but quite dry. A citrus blast balanced with acid cut and mineral. A mildly aggressive bead. I think they will age exceptionally well. This wine will capably sit amongst the fine champagnes in my cellar. Non dosage, aged four years on...
by Warren Taranow
April 28th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom and Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Dom and Bordeaux

Jerry, Regarding the '96 DP; I have several which I planned to hold for a bit. 1996 is our anniversary year. It has been a few years since I opened one, but at that point, they were nowhere near peak and showed no oxidative notes. John Gilman re-tasted them less than a year ago and suggested a drink...
by Warren Taranow
April 27th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

Thanks for the data points. I don't think I have had one that seemed ready to drink. Sadly, no '04 in the cellar, but there's an '02 somewhere buried, as well as several more recent vintages. It sounds as though I should wait some time for all.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Guy Charlemagne Champagne Grand Cru Mesnillésime Vieilles Vignes Blanc de Blancs Damn, I didn't remember what this was and didn't read my own tasting note before popping the cork. While fantastic now, this is a wine that would have been nice to lay down and open every five years for decades. F...
by Warren Taranow
April 25th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV (2010) Jérôme Prévost Champagne La Closerie Extra Brut Les Beguines Thanks for this note, Warren. I had the LC08 (2008 vintage) recently, and it was fantastic. I have some of the LC10 in my locker and have been wondering about it, as I haven't yet tasted a 2010-based Champagne that I've liked. N...
by Warren Taranow
April 24th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Sh@n; A+++ seller
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Sh@n; A+++ seller

Great wines, prices and professional shipping
Buy with confidence.

Thanks Shantanu!!!
by Warren Taranow
April 24th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I love all of my Vilmart CdC and GCd'Or, but had something different tonight. NV (2010) Jérôme Prévost Champagne La Closerie Extra Brut Les Beguines - France, Champagne (4/24/2019) Wow, this was really good despite the difficult vintage (LC10). I guessed Pinot Meunier without seeing the label; crisp...
by Warren Taranow
April 22nd, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10951
Views: 488622

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2002 Roederer Cristal Late Release (2019); seven or eight years sur lie.
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3038

Re: What's your house champagne?

For this week, my answer is: NV Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Rosé (house wine until it's gone) Our house wine varies as we consume those we love and can buy in moderate quantity. Here's a partial list of other recent house champagnes: NV Vilmart Cuvée Rubis NV Goutorbe Brut Rosé NV Philipponnat Brut...
by Warren Taranow
April 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we not Zerks?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Are we not Zerks?

I'm currently enjoying a novel (Seveneves by Neal Stephenson). I just came across a section where he describes "Zerks", a branch of military special services, contracted from "Berserkers". I'm might be partial to "wine zerk" rather than "wine geek" or "Berserker."

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

I seem to remember a lot of complaints about the price on the Envoyer Champagne thread, and I was almost remorseful about my purchase until I opened one. Drank a V16 bottle last night. Gorgeous, but I’ll leave my remaining bottles alone for quite some time. What was the price at envoyer? $69.99
by Warren Taranow
April 15th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 21
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2013 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

I seem to remember a lot of complaints about the price on the Envoyer Champagne thread, and I was almost remorseful about my purchase until I opened one.

Drank a V16 bottle last night. Gorgeous, but I’ll leave my remaining bottles alone for quite some time.
by Warren Taranow
April 15th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2341

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Craig G wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:24 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 4:24 am
Mediators, please move this thread to the Statistics Forum... [wink.gif]
Now, let’s not be mean.
It was kindly by WB standards!

Cheers

Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 15th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2341

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Mediators, please move this thread to the Statistics Forum... [wink.gif]
by Warren Taranow
April 14th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.

Whenever someone asked me for advice for their cellar plans, the first thing I say is “Imagine the most wine you think you’ll ever own, then build triple that capacity.”
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.

Jay, you need a smaller buying problem or a bigger drinking problem (said the pot to the kettle).
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 36
Views: 1592

Re: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Still annoyed envoyer ended up not being able to get these.
That was painful for me as well.
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Nice Laurent-Perrier Grand Siécle tonight. I’m surprised there’s not more chatter about this wine on WB. Very elegant and balanced. This was a young bottle with plenty of upside potential. I have some older bottles that I’m looking forward to.
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: What's a person to do? So many threads. One confession.

Compared to my cellar, you look like a neatness freak who likes an airy floor plan.
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1338

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

CA earthquake insurance is primarily for the house and foundation. It doesn't cover contents of the house... None of the appliances, electronics, glassware, liquor, wine, etc. were covered by either the Earthquake Insurance or the standard insurance property... All of these posts make me think I wa...
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1448
Views: 71770

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

2014 Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or. Opened a '98 just last night. Yes please.
by Warren Taranow
April 13th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 628
Views: 36789

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A 1998 Vilmart Grand Cellier d'Or with dinner last night. Spicy, toasty, rich yet racy. We loved it. I've declared open season on these, and those remaining in the cellar are critically endangered. On a side note, I'm really liking the '98 vintage in Champagne. Bright, ripe fruit and great acid cut ...

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