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by Warren Taranow
May 10th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3345
Views: 421813

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

I’m hoping another $50 off $??? is offered before the 15% Rakuten expires. I’ve cycled through all of those above.
by Warren Taranow
May 10th, 2021, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Age your Cru Bojo! - 1990 Marcel Lapierre Morgon
Replies: 20
Views: 1434

Re: Age your Cru Bojo! - 1990 Marcel Lapierre Morgon

Jayson Cohen wrote: May 8th, 2021, 7:49 am
... I also wonder how much relatively lax control of the temperature in the supply chain dramatically affected that ability to age for those of us buying in the US. Hard to know all the factors...
I’ve had more than a few bretty Lapierres, including a ‘14 this weekend.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 9th, 2021, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3345
Views: 421813

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

YLee wrote: May 9th, 2021, 7:47 pm Im seeing 15% on both. Strange
Same here
by Warren Taranow
May 8th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forgotten grape varieties : gamay de Bouze, ribeyrenc, persan, oeillades, gringet, ... (report in french)
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Forgotten grape varieties : gamay de Bouze, ribeyrenc, persan, oeillades, gringet, ... (report in french)

I used to buy Belluard Le Feu Gringet most vintages. The price rose and my cellar filled, and I’m down to a couple of bottles. Great minerality and citrus like a GC Chablis, but a less angular wine. It used to be a steal for <$30.
Cheers
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 8th, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Tuppatsch- RIP
Replies: 80
Views: 8173

Re: Ray Tuppatsch-

I’m saddened to read this. I admired his knowledge of Champagne, particularly older wines. May his memory be a blessing to his family and friends.
by Warren Taranow
May 7th, 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Krug GC and a Comtes to celebrate a Grand Reopening
Replies: 3
Views: 609

A Krug GC and a Comtes to celebrate a Grand Reopening

Our favorite downtown restaurant reopened this week. We visited tonight after more than a year hiatus. We brought two bottles to share with the owners and the staff. The food was better than ever, including shaved asparagus salad, fava bean ravioli, seared halibut and nine-layered lasagna. Both bott...
by Warren Taranow
May 7th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1854
Views: 124122

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Wow, this thread really needed a bump! Did anyone else hit on the magnums of 2009 Deutz Amour de Deutz BdB? That house has really stepped up its game. It’s not surprising, given the fact they’re owned by Roederer. Their prestige cuvées Amour de Deutz BdB and the Amour de Deutz Rosè are on my “buy ev...
by Warren Taranow
May 6th, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3521

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

Victor Hong wrote: May 6th, 2021, 4:03 pm I should have left a slip of paper on or inside the box with my contact details. I normally do, but failed this time, before handing the box to the front desk. Let us see if the regular Fedex driver returns it tomorrow.
Good luck Victor. That really sucks.

Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 6th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Dom Ruinart BdB and 97` Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: 2006 Dom Ruinart BdB and 97` Williams Selyem Coastlands Pinot Noir

Blake,
Great to hear about the Ruinart. I have a couple of these. The 2002 was really something!

Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV René Collard Champagne Cuvée Ultime Ultra Brut
Replies: 1
Views: 93

TN: NV René Collard Champagne Cuvée Ultime Ultra Brut

You have to like old champagne to enjoy this, and I do and I did! It's a beautiful wine. Light amber with a moderate bead. Perfect sweetness and acid balance. Mostly tertiary, with dried apricots, mushroom, coffee, tobacco, salty hazelnut. No cider notes. This is 100% Pinot Meunier, and I believe it...
by Warren Taranow
May 5th, 2021, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2056
Views: 141723

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

This wine deserves two posts, so I'll duplicate it from its own thread. NV René Collard Champagne Cuvée Ultime Ultra Brut You have to like old champagne to enjoy this, and I do and I did! It's a beautiful wine. Light amber with a moderate bead. Perfect sweetness and acid balance. Mostly tertiary, wi...
by Warren Taranow
May 3rd, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve DG 9/14
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve DG 9/14

NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve ...the little bit of age on this has propelled this wine into levels WAY above its price point. Lesson learned...age these suckers out a few years! Great wine! Buzz, I agree with regards to Vilmart GR, but also to so many other NV/MV Champag...
by Warren Taranow
May 3rd, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Cristals
Replies: 32
Views: 3019

Re: Recent Cristals

I’ve bought and enjoyed Cristal but think they’ve hit a higher level past decade. Better viticulture and winemaking. 96 great. 08 stuns. I’ve read great info re 12. Tell me about 13 vs other vintages. What about the rosé. Alan, Brad Baker opined that it's classically built and needs time, although ...
by Warren Taranow
May 2nd, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 174
Views: 8539

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

In 2024, on my 65th, it'll be a 1959 Cristal. Since that bottle looks like a dark, muddled, cloudy mess, the backup will be a 1959 Michel Gaunoux Pommard Les Grands Épenots. Dessert will either be a 1959 Suduiraut or a 1959 Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu.

Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
May 2nd, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the one wine you open annually, per decade, etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 791

What is the one wine you open annually, per decade, etc.?

In the early or mid-1990's, while we dated, Marybeth and I were served Calon Segur at a restaurant in Boston. We knew little to nothing about wine, but liked the texture which we now know was tannic, as well as the dark fruit flavors. I also loved the "heart" on the label while I enjoyed t...
by Warren Taranow
April 29th, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3345
Views: 421813

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

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by Warren Taranow
April 26th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 211
Views: 19960

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: April 26th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Warren Taranow wrote: April 26th, 2021, 8:48 pm
alan weinberg wrote: April 26th, 2021, 2:03 pm W Club mags Bouchard 2017 MP. Cheap.
I don't see it. Thewineclub.com?
Thanks,
WT
It was an email offer
Thanks, Michael.
The last thing I need is another wine email subscription.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 26th, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 211
Views: 19960

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

alan weinberg wrote: April 26th, 2021, 2:03 pm W Club mags Bouchard 2017 MP. Cheap.
I don't see it. Thewineclub.com?
Thanks,
WT
by Warren Taranow
April 26th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Monkeypod Kitchen has been good and unpretentious. Not a wine place. They actually have some gems on their list, good Riesling and one of my favorite Rose's in the world, the Ameztoi Rubentis. Eric, Coincidentally, I ordered the Ameztoi Rubentis, but they were sold out! I had to "settle" ...
by Warren Taranow
April 25th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2056
Views: 141723

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Notes on this thread. We had an awesome vacation, traveling with friends and wine. Here are the photos. I forgot to photograph the ‘09 Dom and maybe a couple of others.
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 25th, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut This has it all; structure, texture, cut and finesse despite the warm vintage. There is a kaleidoscope of citrus, orchard, floral and autolytic scents and flavors if you focus, but it’s better to simply relax and enjoy it instead of dissecting its elements...
by Warren Taranow
April 24th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé This is one of my, if not my favorite NV Rosè Champagne. It was the perfect choice to bring to the restaurant where a variety foods were enjoyed. It’s very vinous; dense but energetic. Great fruit and spice flavors. Once again, this screamed for more tim...
by Warren Taranow
April 24th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Slight thread drift. More bottles planned tonight. You cast a long shadow Warren. Great pic Concur. Awesome pic. Terrific wines. But I will agree with the other posters, that seeing you talk about the rebalancing of your life, Warren, is the part of the thread that makes me happiest to read. I've b...
by Warren Taranow
April 23rd, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

My bad, no photo.
2009 Dom Pérignon Champagne

Rich and full bodied (the wine, not the tourists at the resort). Complex and precocious. Citrus melange, floral scents, biscuits and cream. Another wine that I need to slow my consumption and enjoy its evolution in the future.
by Warren Taranow
April 23rd, 2021, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

2007 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon
A big step up from the delicious NV. Light salmon pink. Pinot and Chardonnay notes. Orange zest and lemon, orchard fruit and strawberries. It's still a baby, substantial yet elegant now. I really like this wine. I can’t wait to try the 2008.
by Warren Taranow
April 22nd, 2021, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 160eme at Mala Ocean Tavern Savory and autolytic, but still young to my palate. I like the GC with a lot of age. 2004 based, with reserves back to 1990. Orchard fruit, ginger. Very vinous. Repeating the prevailing theme for all of the wines this week, it ...
by Warren Taranow
April 21st, 2021, 1:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

2009 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée Disgorged April 2016, 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, and the Chardonnay flavors dominate right now. A bottle six months ago was tight and acerbic, but this is starting to come around. The nose is still reserved, but the palate delivers Vi...
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Do you find the wines affected at all by the air travel? Always wondered if the temp/pressure changes might cause a change in taste. We have a tripped planned to The Big Island this fall and looking to bring a couple bottles of champagne. Looking forward to you notes on the rest of the lineup! Napo...
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Slight thread drift. More bottles planned tonight.
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

I just reread my post from last year's trip. That one was cut short in March, 2020, when life as we knew it suddenly changed, and we fled our vacation paradise to an uncertain future. I remember a very ill looking father trying to buy a thermometer in the gift shop as we left, and a woman coughing u...
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: just a comment about Bordeaux value, and children future value
Replies: 51
Views: 2245

Re: just a comment about Bordeaux value, and children future value

Herwig Janssen wrote: April 19th, 2021, 1:35 am We just had a Talbot 1986 last week . What a joy , we all loved it
Herwig,
That's such a great wine!
Cheers,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Warren, What have been your favorite restaurants and which one(s) are you most looking forward to in Maui with all that great bubbly? Mahalo, Tom Tom, Since our friends’ timeshare is in Ka-anapali, nearby restaurants are the main ones I know on the island. I’m sure others could comment more broadly...
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

... are you PnP or letting them breathe for a bit? Adam, Mostly PnP. For the ones we’re bringing to restaurants, I’ll sometimes have them opened but not poured until the entree. The wines we’ve drunk in the condo have probably suffered more from the thick glasses with prominent rims more so than a ...
by Warren Taranow
April 20th, 2021, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

2006 Philipponnat Champagne Cuvée 1522 Rosé - France, Champagne (4/19/2021) A good bottle. More savory than my last bottle two years ago. Amber copper colored. I’ve never mentioned kumquat in a tasting note, but they were here. Fun start to the night, paired well with a winning game of euchre. 0E64...
by Warren Taranow
April 19th, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

2002 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Cuvée Rare - France, Champagne (4/18/2021) This was my best bottle yet. It was like stepping into a pastry shop, with sweet brioche and orange creme. Long finish, nice balance and bead. I’m happy to have a few more, and I’ll backfill if the opportunity arises. 9FC58D9...
by Warren Taranow
April 18th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And while I'm at it: Nebbiolo is a pain in the a$$
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Re: And while I'm at it: Nebbiolo is a pain in the a$$

Greg,
I feel your pain. They're definitely the most high maintenance wines, but worth it, like Maryland blue crab, uni, soufflé, béarnaise, cassoulet. I even bought an antique decanting stand just for my old nebbiolos.
Cheers, and don't shake up that sediment,
Warren
by Warren Taranow
April 18th, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3345
Views: 421813

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

RMN 20% off WDC on the app today. Can I use it again with another purchase today? I just combined it with a $50 off $150 and want to repeat it with a different coupon.

Thanks
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--2010 Bouchard Volnay Clos des Chenes, 2001 Suduiraut
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: TNs--2010 Bouchard Volnay Clos des Chenes, 2001 Suduiraut

2001 Chateau Suduiraut This one is from half-bottle. Decanted for 8 hours overnight, on my 3rd day of drinking it now. Initially, smelled and tasted like a liquid version of my best friend's caramel sauce. As we track through the subsequent days, a neat tart-sort-of yellow fruit component comes in....
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Our last trip from PDX to Maui (just 2 of us) 2008 Dauvissat Clos 2008 base Selosse VO 2010 Roulot Tessons 2007 Raveneau MdT 2004 PP Chetillons 2008 C-T Alliees 2008 C-T Barres 2012 Prevost Fac-Simile -mark Nice! Great minds drink and travel alike. MB rarely drinks reds, and our hosts love champagn...
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How old is old?
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: How old is old?

Gregory, I’ve contemplated this question myself, and have concluded there are so many variables, it’s impossible to generalize for wine. I can do so for a single bottle of a single wine of a single vintage, but that’s about all. For example, I once bought a bunch of 25 or 30 year old LDH GR Tondonia...
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Warren, if that's how you travel we have a guest room at our condo in Portland champagne.gif . Marshall We were in Portland last weekend! Our daughter lives there temporarily until classes restart at SOU in Ashland. I’ll contact you next time we visit and see if we can meet and share a bottle! Chee...
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Very nice Warren. Great lineup and the perfect place to enjoy champagne in a thirst provoking climate. Thanks for the photos of the back labels that often offer more info than the front label. What kind of wine cases did you transport the bottles in and what temperature control was used? Enjoy your...
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Very nice Warren. Great lineup and the perfect place to enjoy champagne in a thirst provoking climate. Thanks for the photos of the back labels that often offer more info than the front label. What kind of wine cases did you transport the bottles in and what temperature control was used? Enjoy your...
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Barry L i p t o n wrote: April 17th, 2021, 9:43 am Are they allowing corkage in Maui these days?
Last night’s corkage was only $20!
by Warren Taranow
April 17th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Cuvée Rubis - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (4/17/2021) December 2016 disgorgement. This was more subtle than the Dethune from earlier in the evening. Delicious with poke and a Maui interpretation of bouillabaisse. Red berries, blood orange, wit...
by Warren Taranow
April 16th, 2021, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Re: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

First up: Dethune Rosè
  • NV Paul Dethune Champagne Brut Rosé - France, Champagne (4/16/2021)
    October 2018 Disgorgement. Better than ever. Gorgeous salmon pink color. Pinot dense; strawberry and cherry, great texture. I love this wine.
by Warren Taranow
April 16th, 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 2992

Our annual Maui excursion with Champagne

Another couple has invited us to join them Maui annually for years. Last year, our March visit was shortened when the world tried to end. This is our makeup visit. We arrived this morning, with the standard TSA inspection label in the wine suitcase. Our friends provide the housing, so I pull out the...
by Warren Taranow
April 15th, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2056
Views: 141723

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Extracted from a thread to be posted: 2002 BILLECART-SALMON CUVEE NICOLAS FRANCOIS BRUT- 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay; disgorged 1/16; light yellow color; it had a nice, refreshing citrusy nose; the initial taste was of freshly zested lemon which by mid palate was joined by ginger, clove and hone...
by Warren Taranow
April 14th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2056
Views: 141723

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Mark Hebrart Premier Cru Rose Disgorged April 2019 Disappointing. Tasted more like a still rose than bubbles. Mild flavors. Not much fruit. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing interesting, either. It tasted balanced, but boring. Wouldn’t buy again. Matt, I haven't had that disgorgement, but I typica...
by Warren Taranow
April 14th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 32
Views: 3081

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly This is hitting its stride. Substantial wine, the attack builds to a crescendo of smells, flavors and textures. Gun flint, mixed citrus, pineapple and petrichor. Dense and luscious yet airy and crisp. I really liked this bottle. But what's...

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