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by crickey
February 27th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie

I missed it earlier, but a four-bottle lot of the same wine sold yesterday for slightly over $21,000. Earlier bidder got a bargain.
by crickey
February 27th, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie
Replies: 6
Views: 411

1988 Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, Cote Rotie

I know I'm missing something. One bottle just sold at the HDH auction for almost $8,000. What is that about?
by crickey
February 26th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10045

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

HoosJustinG wrote: February 26th, 2021, 1:08 pm Not even watching HDH today ... dont want to get mad.
I don't get mad; I just shrug and move on with life. 1996 Krug just went for $720. There's a wine I'm not going to get to drink. Whatever. My income is not keeping up with asset inflation.
by crickey
February 26th, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10045

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Dale Bowers wrote: February 26th, 2021, 8:08 am Current Hart Davis Hart Burgundy action, people paying crazy prices. Been shut out of every lot I bid on so far....by a lot.
Not just the Burgundy.
by crickey
February 26th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1091
Views: 57850

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The month's not even over and she's already uh-ohing. This ought to be good.
by crickey
February 26th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 1635

Re: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Blake, that is the Wine Advocate tasting note for the wine, which someone reproduced on a sticker. The tasting note indicated that the wine the reviewer tasted had been disgorged in September 2016 (incidentally, the same batch as my first tasting note for this wine).
by crickey
February 25th, 2021, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Pinot day: 2018 Rhys order and 2018 Trapet Chambertin.
by crickey
February 25th, 2021, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1879

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

About once a week. [wink.gif] Not the off-site stuff, which I assume doesn't change unless I visit it.
by crickey
February 24th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 1635

Re: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir

That was a useful tip. I added the information to my bottle notes. I hope there isn't too much difference in the different disgorgements. Update: I checked some other bottles (different vintages). They have numbers which, following the system above, would indicate a date not falling within the cale...
by crickey
February 24th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 1635

Re: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Blake, It sounds like you might be looking at the bottom of the bottle. I should have been more clear. The Lot number is still on the main body of the bottle, just towards the bottom and often just under the back or front label. For example, under the back label of the bottle you might find a hard ...
by crickey
February 24th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Agrapart label help
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Agrapart label help

I purchased some Agrapart Blanc de Blanc Terroirs, and I am trying to decipher the lot information. It says: "Lot October 2012" and immediately after it say "May 2015." I'm guessing one of the dates is the disgorgement date, but I'm not sure why there are two dates. Can anyone te...
by crickey
February 21st, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spatlese Feinherb #11
2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spatlese #5
2019 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Schmitt
2019 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rotlay
2012 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
by crickey
February 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3376

Re: Penfolds California Collection

In the Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti-Brown had a review and a detailed information on the wine. 87% California grapes, mostly aged in American oak. She noted that it is made very similarly to the Grange, which I suppose isn't surprising. She ends with: "To manage expectations—this doesn't taste l...
by crickey
February 18th, 2021, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today is National Drink Wine Day
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Today is National Drink Wine Day

Or as people on this board think of it, just another Thursday.
by crickey
February 17th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3376

Re: Penfolds California Collection

HoosJustinG wrote: February 16th, 2021, 6:39 pm So more expensive than Grange AND basically every Cali cab except Screagle and Harlan? Who decided people want that...
As I noted, it's cheaper than Grange, which is $850 from the winery.
by crickey
February 17th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Rhys Swan Terrace
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: 2010 Rhys Swan Terrace

If "recent" includes December 2019, I had one, and it was probably the best Rhys I have had. It did have a lot of green elements: I noted pine and "copious" sous-bois, but obviously not to the extent I considered obnoxious.
by crickey
February 16th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3376

Re: Penfolds California Collection

Penfolds' philosophy is to blend from different vineyards. I suppose this is just the next logical step. As for price, the 2016 Grange is $850 from the winery (I cite that price on the assumption the $700 price above is also the winery price; I know you can get the Grange cheaper, around $550). Thei...
by crickey
February 15th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 15th, 2021, 5:51 pm
J. Galang wrote: February 15th, 2021, 4:31 pm 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb "Meyer Nepal" #11
Where!?
I'm guessing Apex Wines in NC. They have it in stock (and ship to Missouri).
by crickey
February 13th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer
Replies: 73
Views: 6066

Re: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer

Only you will know if the wines are worth it. People complaining about the shipping did of course order the wines, presumably because they like them. Part of the oddity of this thread is that usually a few of the bigger fans have tasted the wines and posted their impressions in advance, but I'm assu...
by crickey
February 13th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Prevost Les Beguines - I think LC16, but I will need to see the bottle when it arrives to confirm
2016 Mount Eden Cabernet
2018 Raul Perez La Vizcaina La Vitoriana
2018 Faiveley Clos de Myglands - because I really wanted a wine whose name would make Americans snicker
by crickey
February 10th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy -- What are you buying?
Replies: 61
Views: 3610

Re: 2019 Burgundy -- What are you buying?

Just a warning: the 2015 is currently $500 in the US. (Incidentally, what metric will you use for the price?) Yeah... barring a general downtown in the fine wine market--which is always a possibility--I suspect William will win the bet in 2-3 years if not sooner. The real question mark isn't how mu...
by crickey
February 10th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer
Replies: 73
Views: 6066

Rhys Spring 2021 Offer

Since I haven't seen a thread on it, I thought I would start one. Started yesterday. Just an observation: there are eight wines in this offer (including the 2018 Horseshoe PN Ungrafted, which can only be wishlisted). I think Rhys has four offers during the year, not counting Alesia, Aeris, and the f...
by crickey
February 10th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Burgundy -- What are you buying?
Replies: 61
Views: 3610

Re: 2019 Burgundy -- What are you buying?

Dennis Borczon wrote: February 10th, 2021, 5:04 pm Correct, but William did not specify a %, just a number increase at year five. My bet would be $316.00 in two years....
Just a warning: the 2015 is currently $500 in the US. (Incidentally, what metric will you use for the price?)
by crickey
February 2nd, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10045

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Winebid’s prices for mature Bordeaux have been out of whack versus the auction market for a few years now. That ‘90 PLL goes for about $180, inclusive of premium, at the major auction houses. Their Napa prices are competitive but mature red Bordeaux is not...strange how that has evolved over the la...
by crickey
February 2nd, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My first 2019 Burgundies, as I fish in the shrinking pool of sub-$100 Burgundy:

2019 Y. Clerget Clos du Verseuil
by crickey
February 2nd, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 187
Views: 10045

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Regarding the 1990 PLL, according to Winesearcher, in the US there is an offer from a liquor store in California (no shipments outside of CA) for $194, a case from Westgarth for $247 ($309 if you want to include tariffs as it is pre-arrival), and a final offer from somewhere in Washington for $485. ...
by crickey
February 1st, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Tor Black Magic
2016 Blankiet Paradise Hills Proprietary Red
2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr GG
2006 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Nicolas-Francois Billecart
by crickey
February 1st, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1902
Views: 128640

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2006 Billecart Salmon Cuvèe Nicolas François Billecart These risk the same fate as my ‘06 Taittinger Comtes and ‘09 Cristal. They’re drinking so well now, it will be hard to save most until their prime drinking windows. A nice leesy champagne with creamsicle, lime, floral notes and spice. It has a ...
by crickey
January 30th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1552
Views: 99869

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: January 30th, 2021, 12:01 pm $40 Haag J-S GG too tempting to resist. After BD, though, I held myself to a pair.
Me, too.
by crickey
January 27th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: January 27th, 2021, 6:05 pm BD deals from Goodfellow, Kelley Fox, and Trathen Hall
Did you buy your package?
by crickey
January 27th, 2021, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Goodfellow from BerserkerDay.
by crickey
January 27th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11312

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Is package #4 (the Mike Evans) available or sold out? When I first checked, I thought it said it was sold out.
by crickey
January 27th, 2021, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Big month for mail list wines; sort of sucks up all the budget:

Saxum, Aubert, Rivers Marie (pinots) and Maybach.

Also 2002 Taittinger Comte de Champagne, 2012 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee and 2017 Rapet Corton Charlemagne.
by crickey
January 19th, 2021, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Puy Lacoste 1985 and 1996
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Grand Puy Lacoste 1985 and 1996

Here's my somewhat recent impression of the 96 GPL. I thought it was a lot of fun; definitely nothing bitter or astringent about it. I will admit that it is probably not a "great" wine -- it lacks the depth and concentration for that label -- but it is a good Bordeaux for my tastes. I've h...
by crickey
January 15th, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale

Mark Golodetz wrote: January 15th, 2021, 4:16 am Cannot download it. What is it?
Nervi Gattinara "Vigna Molsino"

Excerpts from the webpage:

Retail Price: $295,135.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $256.97
You save $294,878.03!
by crickey
January 14th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 177
Views: 18472

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Gary Ahearn wrote: January 14th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Any one have the Occidental/RM scores??
Occidental were in the stratosphere: 96-100. Rivers Marie were a little lower, but still good: 92 (for the appellation bottlings) to 96+.
by crickey
January 14th, 2021, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2504

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

When I am trying to choose among a few wines, all of which I am confident I will like, I don't need to read a thousand notes to try and dwell for hours on if I might like this one a teeny bit more than that one. Wait, we don't need to agonize over teeny, tiny differences? Would this board even exis...
by crickey
January 14th, 2021, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8127

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Greatest Of All Time.
by crickey
January 12th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7584

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

I was disappointed to be allocated only one Lauren. It's the one I've ordered consistently since I've been on the list (earliest was 2007) because I like it the best.
by crickey
January 12th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: It's only 9am and my credit card is working overtime

Aubert, Alesia and Kutch, too.
by crickey
January 10th, 2021, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 121
Views: 13481

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

AG also gave Accendo 2018 CS a 100pt... seems that Nigel Kinsman just crushed 2018! Thank you for posting these. Curious since none of us tasted the 2018s of either Accendo or Kinsman, how did he rate 2016 of Accendo and Kinsman? Would be an interesting comparison as the ‘16s are knockouts. 97 for ...
by crickey
January 7th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert and Kistler Dropping on the Same Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Aubert and Kistler Dropping on the Same Day

Interesting. I hadn't realized that the Cuvee Catherine Running Fence is not the same as the older Cuvee Catherine.
by crickey
January 7th, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7584

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

Ryan Gilmour wrote: January 7th, 2021, 5:44 pm Once you make the list can you stay on by just purchasing Chard?
It's worked for me so far. They will stop offering pinots if you don't order them, though.
by crickey
January 7th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7584

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

If anyone cares, here are the scores for the Spring release wines from Parker's Wine Advocate : 2019 Lauren Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $120 (97-100 pts) 2019 CIX Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $100 (96-98 pts) 2019 Powder House Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $100 (97-99 pts) 2019 Sugar Shack Es...
by crickey
January 7th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release
Replies: 85
Views: 7584

Re: Aubert 2019 Vintage - Spring Release

That last note and score is Galloni's.
by crickey
January 6th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4768

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

The comparisons of 2016 and 1982 seem weird to me. 2016 seems like a very good vintage but not a historic one. How many people would confidently say that the 2016s stand head and shoulders above 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018, and 2019? To say nothing of 2000 and 2005. As I understand it 1982 was just &quo...
by crickey
January 5th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 5861

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

I received the same email as Betty. I think I'm second wave.
by crickey
January 5th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812200

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese
2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese
by crickey
January 4th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("a little thunder of volatility in the tannins")
Replies: 1396
Views: 68039

Re: It's critic bingo! ("a little thunder of volatility in the tannins")

Vinous 96 "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is powerful, rich and explosive, with tremendous drive . Even so, several bottles have been quite closed. That is probably a very good sign for the long-term, but readers should not plan on touching a bottle anytime soon. A wine of vertical d...
by crickey
January 4th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("a little thunder of volatility in the tannins")
Replies: 1396
Views: 68039

Re: It's critic bingo! ("a little thunder of volatility in the tannins")

The 2016 Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is blessed with a bouquet of real pedigree : very complex mixture of red and black brambly fruit, sous-bois, crushed stone and rose petal aromas. The harmony and delineation is outstanding. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, plian...

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