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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

I would reach out to Charles Philipponnat. Super nice guy and he surely will give you better insight than anybody else.

Just don't tell him I said the 2000 Goisses isn't so great blush
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Some additional and better photos (if the were vertical).
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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

My personal wine dinner photographer let me down and missed a few shots.


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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Salad and seltzer tonight!
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

I note your comment regarding the performance in weaker years. While I understand where you’re coming from (although not having had all those vintages), I really think Goisses is the king of ‘off vintages’, and perhaps underperforms in the heralded years. Cheers Mike For me Clos des Goisses would b...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Man, that sounds like an awesome night Ray - really appreciate you posting the details! Quick side question for you- have you by chance had a 97 Cristal lately? Considering opening one this weekend but am worried its still a bit young (and I generally prefer my champagne with some age on it) Rich, ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Ray, Great notes as usual! What are your thoughts re the longevity of 88 krug vs cristal? The krug tasting I posted on here about last week showed quite a lot of variability. Dan Dan, To my recollection I've only had a couple of advanced bottles out of the dozens that I've drank. Had a bottle last ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 6th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 663

TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Reception '90 Krug Magnum - If I was the mayor of Champagne I would enact a law that required all producers to bottle only in magnums. They always seem better and this was no exception. Highly effervescent. Apple and yellow fruit. Some spice. A more elegant vintage of Krug. This started out great a...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 5th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Wonderful notes - thanks for taking the time to post! Based on this broad perspective how to you think the overall consistency and quality of Cristal fits within its peers of high end Champagne? Any particular reason that the '04 wasn't included among the flights of younger vintages? Thanks. The on...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 5th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

ryancurry wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 9:45 am
Too bad about your bottle of 82.
True, but with 20+ wines, some of which had some age on them, I'm always expecting a couple of bad or corked bottles..
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 5th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 9:35 am
Any mousse left on the 76?
No froth upon pouring but definitely some bubbles in the glass and more so on the palate.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 5th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Twice a year I come up with a Champagne theme, supply the wines and moderate a dinner at Atera for the WineWorkshop. While Atera has two Michelin stars, is a top NYC restaurant, it virtually gets little to no buzz. A smaller than usual group had the pleasure to enjoy Ronny Emborg's food as he turned...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
December 4th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Cristal Vertical at Atera

Notes/impressions to follow in the next day or two.

Some tremendous wines from second and third tier vintages.

Jay, you're getting off easy by missing this week.


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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 29th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4569

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Dan,

I give you credit for persevering to take and post your photos.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 29th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mail Order Seafood Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Mail Order Seafood Recommendations

You might see if The Lobster Place in NYC will deliver to LI. Or consider picking up there are transporting yourself. While not as good as Brown Trading, they are quite good and were my go to when I lived in NYC. The Lobster Place is where I buy my scallops - at least a couple of times a month. I'd...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 29th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4569

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

. . . We also have R@y.Tupp@+sch, who matched my donation for his TNs, so that is another $160. . . Since my theme is champagne and Brig schedule me for New Years' Week, I have a feeling that Ray is going to cost me a lot of money. Actually you may have gotten a bit lucky. Next week I have a dinner...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 29th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3938

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

YLee wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 6:14 am
Some of my suggestions:
1. Gabriel Kreuther
2. Daniel (60 E 65th St.)
3. Jean-Georges
You're going to need a serious connection to bring in a single bottle, never mind 20 bottles of wine to Daniel.

And a solid connection for the other two which both have bottle limits.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 28th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1791
Views: 100122

Re: New York City Restaurants

ybarselah wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Paul Jaouen wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:46 am
They still allow BYO for champagne only, for $40 corkage.
you'd think by now we'd see all the crazy corkage policy variations, but that's a new one.
They're trying to cultivate me as a customer.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 28th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3938

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

IMO, restaurants like Peking Duck House are not the proper venue for wines like 90 La Tache and other wines which were purchased at the Cellar II even if not all of them are authentic. Chinese wine and Chinese food go together. Victor, As someone who thinks you receive more flack on this board than...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 28th, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3938

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

IMO, restaurants like Peking Duck House are not the proper venue for wines like 90 La Tache and other wines which were purchased at the Cellar II even if not all of them are authentic.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 27th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: TN: 1980 E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie

About 12 years ago I purchased a large parcel of Guigals which included 25-30 ocb cases of Brune et Blonde from the 60's and 70's. Most of them were really good and some, especially from the 60's, were spectacular.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Krug
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: 2002 Krug

p@ulbortin wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Good boy! Does he like the 2004?
If he likes it as much as the '02, then he doesn't have a palate.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 26th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4569

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

I had some private correspondence with Frank about my post and the donation it generated. He threw out the idea that possibly I could make a donation for my TN's. I was happy to make a contribution in the amount of $160 based on the 32 wines for which I posted notes. Maybe some others on this thread...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 26th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4569

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Consumed over the past ten days. '62 Dom Perignon - DOA '71 Dom Perignon - this was a representative bottle from excellent provenance. The '71, while great, is generally my least favorite of the 71/73/76 DP trio. Golden colored with not much effervescence in the glass. More on the palate. Yellow fru...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 24th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

Crop the $20 first.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 23rd, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

Well stored bottles of '71, '73 and '76 are spectacular.

Make sure the color is sound - more indicative than the fill.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 23rd, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 31
Views: 1670

Re: 2018 White Truffles

b. c@stner wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 6:03 am
I know some folks aren't fans and I haven't called yet to see what they think, but urbani running at 35% off through Tuesday.
Eataly's truffles were supplied by Urbani.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 22nd, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

I tasted / drank the 2008 Dom Pérignon the other day. It is better than the 2002 and the best Dom Pérignon since 1996. That being said, despite all the talk of them being risk takers and pushing the envelope (which is true within the confines of how much they produce), it is clear that the wines of...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 22nd, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?
Replies: 73
Views: 4913

Re: When Will 2008 Cristal And 2008 Dom Perignon Be Released?

David Glasser wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 2:04 pm
Something tells me the 08 Dom will be widely available within the next few weeks.
Not likely.

There is still '09 in the pipeline.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 21st, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 31
Views: 1670

Re: 2018 White Truffles

ybarselah wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 3:26 pm
for nyers eataly doing a sale at $5.90 per gram today only.
Had no intention to buy them but they smelled so great I picked up a couple of ounces for scrambled eggs and Krug for Friday and Saturday brunch.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 15th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3858

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

alan weinberg wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Kelly Walker wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Compte de Champagne is closer to Salon @ 60,000
60,000 bottles of Salon and 60,000 cases of Comte, no?
Not that much Comtes. It varies of course, but usually 10-25 thousand cases.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 15th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3185

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

There was a great Chinese restaurant in NYC, east 50s between Park and Madison, closed maybe 5 years ago. Maybe a decade ago it had the 1999 M-G 'Ruchottes Chambertin' on the list for $149 per bottle. Took about 6 months to finish up their stock, I had a lot of peking duck to go with the wine... Ts...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 13th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3858

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Wow, 100,000+ bottles for a supposedly luxury cuvee [scratch.gif] Sounds more like Pepsi! pepsi John, You do realize that MANY "supposed" luxury cuvees produce well over 100,000 bottles per vintage. I know, no wonder there is lack of consistency even in vintage cuvees. Once you have size you introd...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 13th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3858

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

J0hn $mith wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 11:34 am

Wow, 100,000+ bottles for a supposedly luxury cuvee [scratch.gif] Sounds more like Pepsi! pepsi
John,

You do realize that MANY "supposed" luxury cuvees produce well over 100,000 bottles per vintage.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 12th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm no Champagne expert, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: I'm no Champagne expert, but...

dbailey wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 2:17 am
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 8:03 pm
It's probably been 12-15 years and it was a jero. Was in a good place at that time, but I would drink a 750ml sooner rather than later.
I had a bottle of the regular 75 a few years ago and it was great.
Not surprised.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 11th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm no Champagne expert, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: I'm no Champagne expert, but...

It's probably been 12-15 years and it was a jero. Was in a good place at that time, but I would drink a 750ml sooner rather than later.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 10th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm no Champagne expert, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: I'm no Champagne expert, but...

Older Bollinger RD's from the 70's and 80's haven't aged as well as the original release versions; most likely due to the lower dosage.
I assume the same will hold true for younger vintages as well.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
November 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yquem 1967 - 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Yquem 1967 - 1990

wspohn wrote: I wonder what the cost of assembling a single bottle of each would be today??
The cost wouldn't be very different today than it was in 1998. Yquem (like other Sauternes and Port) hasn't risen much in price over the past 20 years.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 31st, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 383
Views: 23678

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Huge variation with '90 DP. One of the few vintages with that problem. Most likely a US distribution issue.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 28th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 107
Views: 5261

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

One of the guys in my group used to own a ton of guigal lalas. We had a Northern Rhone dinner with old juge, gentaz and verset. He brought a 90 La Mouline. At the end of dinner he sits back and says “I’m selling all my lalas”. Immediately sent every single bottle to auction. Not sure what you consi...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 28th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 107
Views: 5261

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

One of the guys in my group used to own a ton of guigal lalas. We had a Northern Rhone dinner with old juge, gentaz and verset. He brought a 90 La Mouline. At the end of dinner he sits back and says “I’m selling all my lalas”. Immediately sent every single bottle to auction. Not sure what you consi...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 26th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Corked Champagne
Replies: 39
Views: 1413

Re: My First Corked Champagne

Either most of the people posting in this thread are extremely lucky or I'm extremely unlucky. My experience is that the rate of corked Champagne is less than that of still whites or rates, but not that much less. I open several hundred bottles of Champagne a year and I would say around 2% or 3% are...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 25th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Serving advice - 2004 Salon
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Serving advice - 2004 Salon

Don't use Burgundy stems.

If you decant, do so in a narrow necked decanter shortly before serving, but I would rather open it a couple of hours in advance and leave the bottle on top of ice.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 24th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1791
Views: 100122

Re: New York City Restaurants

EMP. No contest in my opinion among the ones you listed. There are others I love but among those EMP wins hands down imho. Wilfred, You seem to have made a second about face regarding EMP. I was never a huge fan and haven't been there in a couple of years, so I'm curious as to what changed and then...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 23rd, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 2485

Re: Wines you drink the most of

I don't keep specific numbers, but I'm sure it's Taittinger CdC by a very large margin.
Dom Perignon probably second and then Krug and Dom Ruinart are most likely third and fourth.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 22nd, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1791
Views: 100122

Re: New York City Restaurants

It's not high end but it's solid. I go to Zuma a couple of times a year when Acker holds their wine auctions there. Can't speak to a regular dinner there, but for the auctions they bring a ridiculous amount of food and almost everything is at least good to very good.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 19th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug vs. Cristal
Replies: 73
Views: 2721

Re: Krug vs. Cristal

I know this is a bit off topic from the OP's question, but for those of you who have thrown Salon in the mix are you doing based on the '96, recent vintages in general or for their last number of decades? Salon was a disaster during the eighties due to pre-mox as well as variability. The prior coupl...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
October 18th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug vs. Cristal
Replies: 73
Views: 2721

Re: Krug vs. Cristal

I had an 85 Krug a few months ago that while delish, was not youthful at all. None of them are and that's my issue with that vintage for Krug. I bought a bunch of late disgorged '85 Krug (disgorged circa 2003) that was delicious for about ten years (the original disgorgement was already tired) and ...

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