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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 16th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug

Had to try this given the disparity between Brad Baker's comments and the mostly superlative notes in CT from palates I trust. Brought as one of the starters for the BWE gathering in DC last night. 1996 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne) : It didn’t taste under-ripe or...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 13th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

David Glasser wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Sounds great.
Anyone know how the 1996 Clos des Goisses is drinking?
From good to great depending on the disgorgement.
Every mag I've had - maybe 7 or 8 - has been fantastic but still a bit too young for my preferences.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 13th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

Probably in my top five for the vintage, especially out of magnum.

Can't imagine how many mags of '99 Goisses I've opened over the past 10-12 years.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 4th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 657
Views: 38239

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'90 Cristal - while I'm a fan of 40-50 year old Champagne, for me the '90 Cristal is at its peak and is best to drink over the next few years. As usual, it shows fully mature flavors with some honey and marzipan. That said, there is still plenty of yellow fruit to compliment the mature flavors whic...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1307

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

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.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

alan weinberg wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 8:43 am
I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops.

I take solace in that I have made no June purchases.
That's the issue, not the 39 bottles.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Paul Jaouen wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 10:24 am
Not close to me but I go to the tavern for lunch every few months. Agree with Ray.
Ate at the bar watching Monday/Thursday night football almost without fail during football season.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Paul Miller wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 10:30 am
Used to live down the road in Bedminster. Was always a nice place to go, and that was over 25 years ago.
Totally different place since 25 years ago.
From what I understand it was a biker bar at that time.
Since 2006? it is a Michelin worthy restaurant with a great wine program.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

When I lived near there I would eat at the Pluckemin at least twice a week. Great food, service and people.
$125 sounds like a steal.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 30th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3026

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

David_K wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 10:19 am
What would this bring at auction? More than $900 I assume, even with a low fill?
Unless the color and clarity are at least very good, most houses wouldn't sell it.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 29th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3026

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

The color looks extremely dark. Hold it up to a light, and if dark or murky - sell it.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 27th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm
What a testimonial to Gouges.....wait 42+ years...and make sure to have two on hand, so one can give pleasure.

Glad I never got "into" Gouges....
My first Burgundy purchase back in the day. Used my paper route $.

Some people always bring backups.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 26th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 09` Cristal and 97` Williams Selyem Precious Mountain Pinot Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Dinner with 09` Cristal and 97` Williams Selyem Precious Mountain Pinot Noir

2009 LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT- I have a 6 pack of this bubbly and wanted to find out where it stands now for future reference; I’ve had a few in the last couple of years and they were really ready in their youth to please, in fact, much more so than the heralded 08`; from the nose through the ta...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 25th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

Kris Patten wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 7:46 pm

Heidsieck old label or new label (silk screen)?
Old.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 24th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

TN's: Lunch at Marea

Been several weeks since I've had either lunch or dinner at Marea which is very unusual for me. Met a friend there yesterday who just returned from one of his two month long sojourns to Florence. 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires - off to a great start with great vibrancy but with some ma...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 22nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

paul hanna wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 1:55 am
A perfect bottle of '69 Dom Oeno still probably the greatest Champagne I have had....
In 2008 I brought a bottle of it - disgorged in 2006 - to start off a La Tache vertical including 8-10 good to great vintages.

The DP was the unanimous wine of the night.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 21st, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

If it was foil and not the old plastic capsules, then it wasn't an original disgorgement. Any DP pre-1970 that has foil isn't an original disgorgement even though it doesn't say RD, or Oenotheque etc. I don't know exactly when they started stamping the labels with R.D. but there were quite a few ye...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 21st, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4022

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

SQN is softening. Ask Yaacov. Curious to see how Acker does with their auction on wednesday Jordan, do you (or anyone here) know how to see the hammer prices at that auction? They'll eventually be posted on Acker's auction archives section of their website, but they aren't always so quick in gettin...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 21st, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne extra aging in cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Champagne extra aging in cellar

So, to answer your question, the price point is different not just because they cellared the wines post-disgorgement for an additional length of time, but also because they are slightly different wines, many have a rarity factor and especially for much older vintages, a provenance factor. Ray isn't...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 21st, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne extra aging in cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Champagne extra aging in cellar

Peter, Many houses have late release programs including Dom Perignon - first unlabeled, then "RD", then Oenothque and now P2 and P3 - which all had extended lees aging, slightly different dosage and some had corks vs crown capsules. Krug has their Collection series and did a few vintages specially d...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 21st, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne extra aging in cellar
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Champagne extra aging in cellar

I'm not sure exactly which wines you are referring to, since you didn't include any examples. But one that I think might meet your criteria is the recent introduction by Philipponnat of their Clos des Goisses "Long Vieillissement" bottling. They launched these just last year, with the vintages of 1...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 17th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 657
Views: 38239

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 7:49 am
Today is my 5 year anniversary. We have a bottle of 1973 Dom Perignon on ice right now while my husband goes to fetch fried chicken. I'll report back. :)
Congrats!

'73 is my favorite DP vintage from the 1970's.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 15th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1499

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Ok, gentle people. Enough salt from products that contain it in small quantities to allow you to live. But I suspect you will be giving up seafood. And yes, this excludes salty products like soy sauce and Cheetos Giving up added salt along with pre-packaged products that contain salt as an ingredie...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 14th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Josh,

My post was mainly in response to Mel's post saying that Guigal's Cote Rotie wasn't readily available in the US until after their agents worked the market in the late 70's and early 80's.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

When Classic Wines started bringing in Guigal to the US around 1970, they couldn't give away any of his wines. An example of how hard a sell they were, a purchaser asked to have a couple of cases of 1970 La Mouline bottled in 375ml which they had never done for La Mouline. Guigal agreed to fulfill t...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 14th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4022

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Have the NY auctions decreased in price by 10% to reflect sales tax? The NY tax is not 10% From my invoice from Sunday's auction - NY tax is 6.625% - add in the 24% buyers premium and the total is 30.625% on top of hammer price. Makes finding the wines with a sufficient risk premium discount to ret...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4022

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

DanielP wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 2:48 pm
I'm always shocked that people are willing to pay retail prices at auction... and sometimes for case lots too. Do these people know something that I don't?
Yes

Convenience of purchases.

I'd much rather buy a full case or cases that have any age on them from an auction house than a retailer.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 13th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

Here are a couple of pics of what I call the DP "plastic" capsule. It's sort of a plastic/latex type material that came in various shades of blue, blue-green and green. A number of years ago I asked the recently retired DP winemaker Richard Geoffroy why there were different colored capsules and if t...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 12th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

Happy 5-0. Nice line-up. Hard to tell, but are those remnants of foil around the cage of the '69? Yes. DP foil is SO hard to remove! If it was foil and not the old plastic capsules, then it wasn't an original disgorgement. Any DP pre-1970 that has foil isn't an original disgorgement even though it ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 12th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

Happy 5-0. Nice line-up.

Hard to tell, but are those remnants of foil around the cage of the '69?
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 10th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2585

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 9:41 am
Regular ‘02 is still available in our market @ $160-170 a bottle.
Except unless I was 100% sure the retailer has been properly storing those bottles for the past eight years, I wouldn't pay half that.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Opened a 1983 Guigal Hermitage last night. All bacon and cherries. Definitely not over oaked. I opened a 375ml of this a decade or so ago, which I assumed would be past its prime. It was glorious! And his Hermitage didn't have that great a reputation. I've had many really good 375ml bottles at 40+ ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 7th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2070
Views: 114774

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went to Cosme for lunch today. Was my first time there since my very disappointing meal shortly after they opened. Pleasantly surprised by how good this visit was. Shared a number of dishes with a friend and six out of seven were interesting and excellent. The only miss for me was the Grey sole, mac...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 6th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Jeb Dunnuck wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:34 am

Hi Ray and Jeff,
Confirmed from Guigal, every vintage since 1966 has spent 40 months in new oak.
Jeb

Never trust an importer!!

:-)
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 657
Views: 38239

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Alan,

I may not be being fair since I've only had five vintages a total of 16-18 times, and I find this cuvee to be excellent but I don't think it reaches the highs of the better vintages of the ones you listed.

As an aside and as you mentioned earlier, it is a great visit.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 5th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 657
Views: 38239

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NoahR wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Has anyone actually tried the Ployez-Jacquemart Liesse d’Harbonville?
Haven't had the '00, but have had the '90, '95, '96, '98 and '99.
The '96 is my favorite of the vintages I've had, but I've only had them two or three times each.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Jeff Leve wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm

FWIW, on maturity, I do not find Guigal to be oaky. But that's just me.
I agree with you, although that tends to take 30 or so years for me.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 3rd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

John Morris wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 10:50 am

But that begs the question of whether big wineries can make good or great wine.
Dom Perignon
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 3rd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

'66 was the first vintage for La Mouline... always in new barrels. Not sure about the Brune et Blonde. Jeb, I was told indirectly by the importer that the earliest vintages were not in new barrels. Possibly the information was repeated to me incorrectly, but I also have a memory of reading the same...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 2nd, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Auction: 185 Jun 20, 2018 (NY) Lot #1144 Cote Rotie 1989 La Turque, E. Guigal 12 bottles $7,750.00 Lot #1145 Cote Rotie 1989 La Turque, E. Guigal 5 bottles $2,381.00 Auction: 191 Feb 1, 2019 (NY) Lot #1110 Cote Rotie 1989 La Turque, E. Guigal 10 bottles $6,200.00 Last three sales for '89 La Turque t...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 2nd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

As someone who has bought (and continues to buy) both older and newer LaLas, I find the premise to this thread questionable. There is no doubt that older LaLas have increased in price over the past few years. If you follow wine-searcher prices (and don't just look at the average), as I do, you will...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 2nd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

The 3 LaLa´s are usually among the very best Cote-Roties you can get ... not in all vintages, but in most. Sure, if you don´t like oak-influenced Rhones they might not be for you, but the quality of terroir and winemaking is no doubt there. These two statements are contradictory. It's hard to me to...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 1st, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9831

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I have been watching Guigal, as I have a few older ones coming up at auction. Once the most expensive Rhone, prices seem very soft. I keep getting pricing from various European and US merchants, and it’s clear other Rhones have caught up and surpassed them. Remember in the old days how hard they we...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 29th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park
Replies: 30
Views: 1862

Re: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park

Mark Golodetz wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 11:09 am
An Amish chicken, with lots of bells and whistles (foie gras, truffles etc) that we found bland. B for the chicken, A- for the build up.
Was that at EMP as well? I only remember it at NoMad.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 28th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom and Bordeaux
Replies: 8
Views: 758

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 drin...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 27th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hospice de Beaune labels
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Hospice de Beaune labels

How much does a barrel cost?? That sounds expensive...but it might be cool to gather a group of friends to buy a barrel if you can get it in a reasonable price range. Do you get to request magnums & 3L?? Prices vary greatly by which vineyard the barrels of wine are from. Depending on who you hire t...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 27th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hospice de Beaune labels
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Hospice de Beaune labels

Mont,

Who is doing your elevage?
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 27th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Champagne?
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

Re: Decanting Champagne?

As I've posted in similar previous threads, I very, very rarely decant Champagne.

That said, the next bottle of '08 Cristal that I open will be one of the few bottles that I do decant.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
April 26th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hospice de Beaune labels
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Hospice de Beaune labels

I purchased a barrel at the 2018 Hospice de Beaune auction. I am still torn if I should put anything more than just my name on the label with the alloted characters. Any thoughts? I can't find a pic of the label for the bottle of the 2009 Hospices de Beaune Mazis-Chambertin Cuvée Madeleine Colligno...

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