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by Warren Taranow
July 19th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Five recent wines

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I agree with your assessment of the ‘08 DP. I delude myself that the bottles I’ve bought are “investment wines” when I know I can’t auction off something once it’s gone down my gullet.
Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 19th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1947

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Just won 2 bottles of 1959 Moulin Touchais Anjou. Which one of you turds tried to snipe it at the last second, forcing me to increase my bid and preventing me from stealing that lot???!!!
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 17th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

Big fan of Pierre Moncuit here. Is this the same as the Cuvée Pierre Moncuit-Delos Blanc de Blancs Brut? Clicking through on your tasting note link, the images show the Cuvée Pierre Moncuit-Delos bottle. If so, it's a terrific value. And so is the Pierre Moncuit Cuvée Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Bla...
by Warren Taranow
July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 30
Views: 1758

Re: Cellar thief emails?

Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 17th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 71
Views: 4735

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

2+2 for me. Worth the risk given their commitment to quality and knowledge of both Domestic and European wines, and the fact that R Peters consulted. I jumped blindly into the MacDonald and Ultramarine mailings, and those worked out just fine.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 16th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne did you open today?
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: What Champagne did you open today?

Thought there should be. I'm patiently awaiting the merge...
by Warren Taranow
July 16th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne did you open today?
Replies: 3
Views: 185

What Champagne did you open today?

There's not already a thread for bubbleheads or those suffering a Champangover? If not, let the games begin. NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 160eme I was looking for something to pair with Osetra caviar, and found the perfect match. Complex and dense, yet it seemed lean, perhaps due to t...
by Warren Taranow
July 16th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing! (7/17 update! Additional discounts!!)
Replies: 27
Views: 1705

Re: 'Golden' Russian Osetra Caviar & Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing!

Another sh*tty Tuesday night...

Fu did us right; COTY. The Osetra is fantastic. Here’s to you, Charlie.
by Warren Taranow
July 16th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Twelve 2013 Louis Roederer Rose.
Had a '12 last night; fantastic.
by Warren Taranow
July 14th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 bottle of 2008 Roederer Cristal for $206 including shipping. I got the last bottle at WineSlash, a new retailer to me. I'd have bought more at that price had they been available.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 14th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mark Thompson wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:10 pm
27 Half bottles of Krug Grand Cuvée for $53.99 a piece. Random liquor store near Lake Geneva, WI—they got some kind of special purchase from their distributor for the halves and stayed with the usual mark-up. I kindly cleaned them out.
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by Warren Taranow
July 11th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 6 TNs from last night: OLD Hanzell Pinot Noir, Vilmart and a few others
Replies: 25
Views: 1052

Re: 6 TNs from last night: OLD Hanzell Pinot Noir, Vilmart and a few others

I opened an amazing 1962 Hanzell Pinot Noir at a tasting five years ago. I can't find the note, but it was everyone's WOTN.
by Warren Taranow
July 11th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 37
Views: 1169

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thank G*d this isn't another threat featuring an oxidized Dauvissat. Glad to read your excellent note.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 11th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne

I wanted some wines with a few years under their belts and some "oomph" to stand up to halibut curry. 2009 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Blanc Note to self; don't lose St. Joseph Blancs in the cellar for years. Long in the tooth (to the point of being edentulous). Advanced with oxidized pineapple aromas,...
by Warren Taranow
July 11th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1947

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Alan Rath wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 8:26 am
Copain Kiser en Haut, $25
Wow, what vintage? How much all in?

WT
by Warren Taranow
July 10th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: TN: 2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà

Rabaja is the only riserva I don't have from 2008. : (
by Warren Taranow
July 10th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Pierre Peters Chetillons
by Warren Taranow
July 10th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 1947

What is your recent auction purchase?

It would be nice to see if a Berserker had snagged a wine I was courting, or simply what people are buying on the auction market.

My latest auction wins:

2001 Vilmart Cru Coeur de Cuvée; one bottle on WineBid
NV Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle; an older bottle from Spectrum

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 10th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal

Blake,
I also love all things Agrapart, and the Billecart Salmon rosés, which have improved the last several years. It's a good time in history to be a champagne lover, with growers advancing and big houses improving.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 10th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal

Blake, Wow, lot's of my favorites; thanks! I just opened another '06 Comte Monday night, and was shocked when I removed it from my CT database and noticed how many I've drunk since July of '17. Cristal in the 2000's has been spectacular; one success after another. The '08s and '09s blew me away. You...
by Warren Taranow
July 8th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Cédric Bouchard Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin
2017 Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
by Warren Taranow
July 7th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A single 2001 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée
by Warren Taranow
July 7th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Umberto Fiore Spanna
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: 1964 Umberto Fiore Spanna

I had (and have another) '61 Gattinara Riserva. Another good vintage for him.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
July 6th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80081

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

If the 2008 Guy Charlemagne is any indication, then today’s offered 2012 will be fantastic (but will need some time; the ‘08s still a baby).
by Warren Taranow
July 3rd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80081

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I have been reassured several times that we have received the last offers of 06 Comtes. And again! Last, last, last call. We mean it this time. I'm a sucker for that wine. I think I've ordered a couple each time it was offered. I recently noticed I was drinking down my stock faster than expected, s...
by Warren Taranow
July 3rd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 916
Views: 47239

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Tried to grab my parents' birth years. We shall see Same, already got the rejection email though, so if you haven’t heard, may be a good sign. Got the two I asked for! I was only like 3-4 mins after the e-email went out though... so pretty quick this go around. I responded within the first hour, as...
by Warren Taranow
June 30th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale

Seems overpriced. This past April my brother-in-law presented me with THREE Laguiole sabers as I apparently requested them. I noted at the time Amazon had them for $50.00 apiece. It's going to take a bit of work to wear down the one I kept. champagne.gif On Amazon, they start at $250. These aren’t ...
by Warren Taranow
June 29th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

The ‘07 was literally released on Wednesday, so figure a year. Interesting. I was at Taittinger last summer and tasted the 2007 while at the winery. Did not realize it had not been released, although I have the wine on order and have not gotten it yet, so I guess this makes sense. The 2007 release ...
by Warren Taranow
June 28th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
Just bought some Taittinger Comtes Roses in UK. Looking forward to getting and drinking.
What vintage? Should be great regardless.

Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
June 28th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale
Replies: 6
Views: 489

PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale

Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber on sale for $140 at Drop.com. This link will get you $10 off and me a $10 credit. http://dro.ps/b/dddMaO6g4FVO/l

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
June 24th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 06 de Venoge Rose-updated info/Dom, 3 white Burgs, 4 Zins,97 Dal Forno Valpo, 04 Foradori, more
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Dinner with 06 de Venoge Rose/Dom, 3 white Burgs, 4 Zins,97 Dal Forno Valpo, 04 Foradori, 00 Arnaldo-Caprai,09 P+S,

^ I believe what is meant is that De Venoge is a very generic brand, which entry cuvée can be had around 25€ or so. Not bad but very generic indeed. I guess they make some other cuvées as well to explain the $250 price tag comments. Alain I think he was referring to Armand de Brignac; expensive, bu...
by Warren Taranow
June 24th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Over the past week: 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires - Superb Regrettably, it was my last bottle of the '95 Heidsieck. Awaiting arrival of the 2004s. I drank one with an old friend on Saturday and concur; it's superb. I fell for this wine five or six years ago, despite reading several n...
by Warren Taranow
June 23rd, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80081

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Thoughts on mag of 2008 Philipponnat Cuvee 1522 Extra Brut? 149.99 Haven't had the 2008 but the 1522 is a really nice wine in most vintages I grabbed one. I've never had the 1522 but I love Clos des Goisses and from the description it seems like I'd like it. I asked for one as well. I've had the '0...
by Warren Taranow
June 20th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Calon Segur 1996

I'm happy to see these notes. Before we were married, an older Calon Segur was an epiphany for my wife and I, years before we collected or knew anything about wine. After we married in 1996, I decided this would be our anniversary wine when it was released. The heart on the bottle is apropos. We own...
by Warren Taranow
June 20th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Which Champagne am I NOT drinking? The horribly corked 2004 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut I brought to the restaurant tonight. I ordered a NV Delamotte Brut off the menu, and it was an adequate but not exceptional replacement. Nice mouse and creamy mouthfeel, a little biscuit, grapefruit on the ...
by Warren Taranow
June 19th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Which Champagne am I NOT drinking? The horribly corked 2004 Pol Roger Champagne Vintage Brut I brought to the restaurant tonight. I ordered a NV Delamotte Brut off the menu, and it was an adequate but not exceptional replacement. Nice mouse and creamy mouthfeel, a little biscuit, grapefruit on the n...
by Warren Taranow
June 16th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 8:08 am
Louis Roederer Rose 2012
Hi Merrill,
I also opened this last night. I love the mix of intense red berries and citrus, but I think its apogee is a long way off.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
June 14th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80081

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

In for more Godme Rosé. No brainer at $39.99.
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: No dosage champagne

commercial post: I import Champagne from a medium-sized Estate Bottler. His wines are available in (from memory) about 20 states. His normal dosage is at the lower level of Brut, normally 0.7% (seven grams/litre). For orders as low as one case (from a distributor, we are obliged to sell through the...
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2500

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

A friend in college had "Tie1on". I'm not sure how often he was pulled over.
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1997 Salon- Bought this at a restaurant. It is still holding strong. Bright, juicy, lively, creamy, apple peel, and a hint of citrus zest, with pretty mineral perceptions. This is wonderful Champagne! Egly-Ouriet Rosé- This and Camille Saves are easily two of the best Bouzy Rosés out there today. I...
by Warren Taranow
June 12th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court Wine Shipping - any update?
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Supreme Court Wine Shipping - any update?

June 17 or June 24, according to this.
by Warren Taranow
June 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80081

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any idea of how to access your orders pending fulfillment? I emailed terry last week since the accounts got wiped online I did the same and Terry replied immediately. (I was shocked when I saw the total number of pending bottles, but I’ll console myself with the knowledge that they’re great wines a...
by Warren Taranow
June 9th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19

Wow again! Two things: 1) Higher rez pics of the Cellar! 2) We are about to replace our deck, what is yours? The texture looks interesting! I'll post a photo of my messy cellar soon; I'll have to take a better one. The deck is pretty basic; cedar planks, hogwire fencing. Warren, If I may add to Ant...
by Warren Taranow
June 9th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1535
Views: 80081

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm
The Vilmart Rubis rose is a killer value at $50.
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by Warren Taranow
June 9th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

We had a tasting last night, another we had donated at a charity auction (Hospice House). Same theme; classic pairings. Many of the same wines. No tasting notes; I was too busy with prep. 2012 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rosé ; Marybeth and I needed something while we worked before the guests arri...
by Warren Taranow
June 7th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43435

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Louis Nicaise Champagne Premier Cru Brut Millésimé
This was a pleasant surprise, a mouse that roared. Lot's of body but great verve. Citrus dominated, plus tart apple and vanilla. Really good right now.
by Warren Taranow
June 2nd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

Wow, did you do all the cooking? Amazing! I never stopped buying Ceritas and I’m very happy you turned me on to them. I’m finding I really like their Chardonnay at age 7 or so, really special wines I think. Where did you get the black truffles? Marc, I did all of the cooking, but for the tray from ...
by Warren Taranow
June 2nd, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:17 am
Great notes AND great photos!

I really need to get a couple of bottles of the 08 Dom.
Thanks Neal. Your really do need some. I'm not usually a DP fan, but this is special.
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:17 am

I really need to get a couple of bottles of the 08 Dom.
Make it a couple of cases.
I would if I could!

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