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by Warren Taranow
November 16th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: TN: 2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia

I opened a 1996 LdH Blanco Gran Reserva Tondonia with paella several months ago. It was my ROTY ("R" for revelation). I found it a beautiful complex work of art, with too many fruits, flowers, nuts and spices to describe. Perfectly proportioned flavors and acid, and just the right amount of oxidativ...
by Warren Taranow
November 16th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I was looking for Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Millésimé 2008 with no avail, but found a 2009 instead at an unbelievable price of $89 Cdn 😃 Frederico, That's a fantastic wine. The seller must have lost money at that price. I think 2009 Champagne deserves its own thread. I wish I had bought more. Cheers, W...
by Warren Taranow
November 15th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:23 pm
I had the 2008 Amour de Deutz tonight which was just delicious. Buy if you can find it.
Michael,
I did! [dance-clap.gif]
But only one [cry.gif]

Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 13th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto…takes a lickin…..
Replies: 78
Views: 6558

Re: Zalto…takes a lickin…..

I have both the Zalto Universal and the Gabriel Glas Gold. In my hands, they've both been equally durable. I've been dishwashing them for years. My personal preference is the GGG due to it's shape.

Cheers,
WT
by Warren Taranow
November 13th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Steve L Gellman wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:46 am
Anyone buying any Rose?
Steve,

But of course! So far, a couple each of:

2008 Deutz Rosé Amour de Deutz
2008 Jacquesson Dizy Terres Rouges Rosé
2008 Philipponnat Cuvée 1522 Rosé
2008 Pol Roger Brut Rosé
2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé


Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 13th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Anyone buying any Rose? Philipponnat Juste Rose and Philipponnat Les Cintres (100% Blanc de Noir so I consider it a Rose in a sense), but move fast if you want either. Not easy to get in the US and especially tough in 2008. I am told both are knockouts. Tom, I just ordered some '08 Phillippinat 152...
by Warren Taranow
November 13th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1643
Views: 93877

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I'm a big fan of the Philipponnat 1522 Rosés. champagne.gif

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
November 11th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I bought 34 different champagnes from 2008, but mostly one or two bottles of any one wine. The exceptions: Case+ purchases of Cristal, Dom Perignon , and Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée . Near case purchases of Pierre Peters Chetillon and Philipponnat 1522 Five bottles of Philipponnat Clos des Goisses Two Po...
by Warren Taranow
October 19th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1572

Re: Krug event impressions: 06 vintage and some older wines

Patrick, Wow, what a great tasting. I haven’t had the ‘06 nor the eme 162, which I believe is the ‘06 base MV. However, if the ‘06 was showing well, I’d have to assume the 162 eme is just in a bad place or was a bad bottle. The MV have the advantages of consistent expert blending, and multiple vinta...
by Warren Taranow
October 17th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Road Pops
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Road Pops

We're on our way to South Florida to visit family, then off to Colorado Springs for a conference. I always have trouble deciding what to pack. champagne.gif
by Warren Taranow
October 15th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1106
Views: 61487

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

i got an email for 08 cristal at $229.99 prearrival when w-s standard shows two listings at $224 in stock. what exactly does US low pricing even mean [pwn.gif] IMO, $229 is a great price from a known entity. One of the two listings on WSPro was for futures, case purchases only, not single bottle an...
by Warren Taranow
October 14th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Rob_S wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 5:07 am
1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015)
Damn, that’s a birth year wine. Sorry I missed the late disgorgement release. Who retailed it?

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 14th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1643
Views: 93877

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Great price today on the ‘08 Cristal. I wish I had unlimited resources and storage.
by Warren Taranow
October 14th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6347

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

Blake Brown wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 8:52 am
The 06` just outshines them all and does so on a consistent basis.
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 9:01 am
We opened a 06 the other day and it’s still drinking great!
I have a magnum on deck for a birthday party tonight. Lucky us!!!

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 13th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 6347

Re: The Taittinger Comtes Thread

I opened my first 2007 Taittinger Comtes tonight. It's another beautiful vintage for the Comtes, and a respectable successor to the phenomenal 2006. This is fresher and more precise than the '06, but less dense and viscous. Great flavor profile, with white pit fruit, lemon, honeysuckle. Taittinger n...
by Warren Taranow
October 12th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

I love my Krug stopper.
by Warren Taranow
October 9th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It's a bad week when you post back to back on this thread.

2014 Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Saints Remys
by Warren Taranow
October 9th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It's been a week of little restraint.
Three or four of each of the following:

2017 Jean Chartron St-Aubin Murgers des Dents de Chien
2004 Taittinger Comtes
2016 Cruse Wine Company Blanc de Noirs Alder Springs and 2018 Valdiguié Pétillant Naturel Rancho Chimiles
2006 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut
by Warren Taranow
October 9th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 113
Views: 5112

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Tough call; lots of favorites. 2008 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée is probably number one, followed closely by: 2009 Pierre Peters Chetillons 2008 and 2009 Dom and Cristal 160, 164 eme, and '04 Krug 2002 Billecart Salmon Cuvée Nicolas Francois 2006 Taittinger Comte 1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des...
by Warren Taranow
October 8th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cruse Fall Release
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Cruse Fall Release

Ty,

I went for 3@ of the sparklers: 2018 Sparkling Rancho Chimiles Valdiguié & 2016 Alder Springs Blanc de Noirs. I loved his previous Sparkling Valdiguié and St. Laurent, and like the sound of the Alder Springs.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 8th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 krug
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: 2006 krug

c fu wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Is that pre arrival for Envoyer? or in stock? Didn't know it's officially released yet to retail. Going to a release "party" in a couple weeks for it.
Pre-arrival
by Warren Taranow
October 7th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5305

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

I found the pairing underwhelming but it changes. I would either bring or buy a bottle of champagne and a glass or red, but that’s just me. That’s my usual strategy with tasting menus. 12 Chetillons or Crayers seems to be a good choice or bring vintage or nv krug. I've found this to be the case for...
by Warren Taranow
October 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

I have both and have opened several of each this year. You can't go wrong with either, but the '95 Heidsieck is still fresh and probably on a long plateau of peak drinking. The '08 Dom is beautiful now, but still young and primary, slightly restrained, but drinking better than most young Doms. I als...
by Warren Taranow
October 5th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Bermonts I liked this more than FM3; a lot more. Marguet is new producer for me, having bought a few '12s and '14s across the range of vineyards. This was more intense than elegant, but a uniquely delicious BdB. I wouldn't have guessed zero dosage had ...
by Warren Taranow
October 4th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6367

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I opened one this past weekend. Better times are ahead, but it’s still fantastic at the moment. Since they’re currently available, every time I’ve opened one from my stash I’ve ordered two more. Cheers, Warren I’ve done the same. Enjoying one tonight. Never seen a bottle of Dom sell for less 10 yea...
by Warren Taranow
October 3rd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

Good notes on a good mix of wines for a good cause. Curious as to why you noted that the Suduiraut pairing a poor one? Ramon, For this tasting, I had to substitute a rustic pork terrine for my typical seared foie gras lobe. The pairing just didn't shine for me. When I've paired it with foie gras at...
by Warren Taranow
October 2nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6367

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I opened one this past weekend. Better times are ahead, but it’s still fantastic at the moment. Since they’re currently available, every time I’ve opened one from my stash I’ve ordered two more.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 2nd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

The ‘09 is showing better in its youth, although both have their best years far ahead.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
October 2nd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

My experience with the Krug 165 has been more positive, but also expect more from it over time. David, I think it’s fantastic but needs time like all Krug. Also, it followed the ‘06 Comte which is precocious and flamboyant in its youth. By that time of the night, I was in no condition to properly j...
by Warren Taranow
September 29th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Another Charity night; old and young Nebbiolo, lots of champagne, sauternes, port, others

IMG_6942.jpeg Brief notes; I sabered the NV Ployez Jacquemart Rosé ; strawberry and orange, crisp, fresh and clean; I love this rosé; served with a cheese and charcuterie platter 2008 Dom Perignon ; Served with Shigoku, Kumomoto and Virginica oysters I shucked and added lemon and fresh horseradish....
by Warren Taranow
September 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Reloaded some old favorites, at somewhat higher prices than my original purchases:

2006 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes
2000 Lanson Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs
by Warren Taranow
September 15th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2056

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

Diane, I'm looking forward to reading about your champagne gems! Warren Warren, I rarely discuss Champagne, but a couple that I brought to dinners were a 1996 Salon and a 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose and each one was stunning. I opened a 2006 Pol Roger Brut the other day and I had to check the lab...
by Warren Taranow
September 14th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2056

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

Diane,
I'm looking forward to reading about your champagne gems!
Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 9th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 2114

Re: For BAMA fans...

Ouch; bought more vintages than I skipped. And I can't blame Kelly as I received the email from Chambers Street.

Cheers,

WT
by Warren Taranow
September 9th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard

marc d wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Warren Taranow wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Doug,

I'd never seen any this old. I'm glad to see they're aging well. I just refilled on the '10s, which I loved.

Cheers,

Warren
Who has ‘10 Ceritas for sale? I think that was the first vintage I bought but mine are long gone.
Found them at K&L Auction.
by Warren Taranow
September 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2008 Ceritas Pinot Noir Escarpa Vineyard

Doug,

I'd never seen any this old. I'm glad to see they're aging well. I just refilled on the '10s, which I loved.

Cheers,

Warren
by Warren Taranow
September 8th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10931
Views: 398446

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ramon C wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 8:24 am
1964 Produttori del Barbaresco
- with dinner at Porsena, NYC

Gloriously at peak, with several more years to stay that way.

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Ramon,

That's great news here. I have one bottle, and three of the '64 Riserva Speciale arriving soon.

Cheers,
by Warren Taranow
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: White truffles already?

195/oz
by Warren Taranow
September 4th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Purchasing all over the map recently. MV Krug 160 eme '16 Greer Cabs (VHR tomorrow) '13 Ultramarine BdN and BdB Heitz late disgorged mags '15 Ultramarine BdB, BdN, Rose '17 Clerges Volnay Santenots, Clos du Verseuil, Champans and Pommard Rugiens NV Ployez-Jacquemart Rosé '64 Produttori del Barbaresc...
by Warren Taranow
September 4th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

White truffles already?

I received an offer today for Piedmont white truffles. I don’t recall seeing these before late September/early October. Does anyone have any insight into their early appearance, and the quality this season?
Thanks
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 30th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

Dammit, Adrian, I’ve been impatiently eyeing my ‘02 DPs and ‘04 Krugs. Thank for another set of great tasting notes, and for stoking my resolve to hold.

Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 1061

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut- no dosage; so much to like here with such an inviting nose of spicy citrus, namely lemon, lime and kiwi; it was elegant and yet stately, had bright acidity and really good feel that was just perfect for maintaining the elegance all the way thr...
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Bara++
Replies: 34
Views: 1061

Re: 14 small growers tete du cuvee event featuring Vilmart, Pierre Peters, Goutorbe, Marie Courtin, J. Lassalle, Paul Ba

Blake, In lieu of an appeal for our adoption into the Brown family, we'll request a Champagne dinner next time Marybeth and I are in Santa Barbara. I'm surprised the '11 P. Peters Chetillons showed so well, being young and from a challenging vintage. I skipped the '10 and '11, and now have a little ...
by Warren Taranow
August 29th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1970 Bodegas Palacio GR Glorioso
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: 1970 Bodegas Palacio GR Glorioso

Glen, It's good to see you and Mel are eating and drinking well. We hope to join you sometime soon! I own a few of these, and a couple of the '59, which is the only one I've opened so far. Here's my TN on that one: "A beautiful and crystal clear brick color with scant ruby, and no change in the meni...
by Warren Taranow
August 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 911

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149154&hilit=decanter

I love the 1L Erlenmeyer flask.

WT
by Warren Taranow
August 21st, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Calon Segur 1996

Art R wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 8:25 am
An excellent and traditional Bordeaux in its prime right now. Really a bit early for Calon, but it is on.
I just stood one up, on deck for Saturday.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!

I forgot about my 1959 Calon Segur that turned out to be Château Calon. It was actually pretty good, but not what I thought I had won.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: TN: 2016 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Mike Grammer wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Thanks for this, Chris. I have swooned over their 14 and 15 Bourgogne Blanc from their monopole. Splendid note, gives me such a clear picture.

Sante,

Mike
and I swooned over the '14 and '15 Frère et Sœrs Bourgogne. I somehow missed the '16s

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Tell us about your auction mistakes/mishaps!

I just made one. I glanced at the photo on listing; good fill, decent color, older label on a MV Tête de Cuvée. I skimmed the provenance notes: "removed blah blah blah... storage in a temperature controlled blah blah blah..." I hit the "Bid" button. I later wondered why I was the only bidder. I rere...
by Warren Taranow
August 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

J. Rock wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
This sounds great, but I can't find the bottle for sale on wine-searcher. Is there another similar wine (even if it's younger) that's a bit more readily available?
Jordan,

I believe it is only available for purchase in their tasting room.

Cheers,
Warren

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