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by k s h i n
November 16th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Double blind Cab based wine tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: TN: Double blind Cab based wine tasting

AlexS wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 9:41 am
Nice to see the $60 Lewelling show well against the $120 Outpost True.
If you enjoy Napa Cult cab, there is a significant gap between the two wines.
by k s h i n
November 16th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Double blind Cab based wine tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: TN: Double blind Cab based wine tasting

How many did you guess correctly Kevin? Are those your scores or composite scores from the group? Looks like security at the top of escalator. Haha Sorry I missed this one. Dennis, The first flight seemed easy to guess as Napa. I was able to get to Pauillac for the 04 Latour. but guess as the 09 or...
by k s h i n
November 16th, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Double blind Cab based wine tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 798

TN: Double blind Cab based wine tasting

DOUBLE BLIND CAB BASED WINE TASTING - Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA (11/14/2019) Mark organized a cost share Cabernet Sauvignon based wine tasting. As usual, the results were fascinating and we all ate humble pie. La Tache This was a warm up wine. https://bk0t8g.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mmxzu5tAoATuQIh9...
by k s h i n
November 15th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Château Rol Valentin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 2
Views: 221

TN: 2009 Château Rol Valentin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

2009 Château Rol Valentin - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (11/13/2019) During the 09 EP, I rated the wine 98 pts. It was a hedonistic wine with a sensual palate. The last bottle drunk in Feb, 2018 was dominated by oak and wasn’t terribly expressive. From a half bottle, express...
by k s h i n
November 13th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting

What an interesting tasting. I wonder if something else was blended in with that 1942 when they bottled it. It doesn't sound like typical Rioja, even though I'd love to try it. I got a chuckle about some people finding the '73 Blanco advanced. I'm assuming they are comparing to other bottles they'v...
by k s h i n
November 13th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting
Replies: 8
Views: 410

TN: Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva tasting

BODEGAS RIOJANAS RIOJA MONTE REAL GRAN RESERVA TASTING - Boqueria Penn Quarter, Washington D.C. (11/11/2019) Mannie Berk of the rare wine company organized a vertical tasting of Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Monte Real Gran Reserva and I was lucky to be invited. The dishes at Boqueria Penn Quarter was goo...
by k s h i n
November 8th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 4741

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Based on a small samples from Comte Liger Belair, Frederic Mugnier, Jean Grivot and Faiveley: 2018 is a great red vintage, beautifully ripe and concentrated yet very fresh and pure. Some producers thought a repeat of the 09 but significantly more freshness. 2018 whites are quite ripe. https://www.ce...
by k s h i n
November 8th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Champagne to cellar

The vintage becomes not as significant as 20+ years. Having said that the 08 Dom and Cristal are two of the best young Champagnes of my life. I am cellaring the 02, 06 and 08 tete de cuvees.
by k s h i n
November 7th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 18
Views: 2232

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

This is an interesting wine but there is no way this is close to upper 90s, even with my inflated rating. [wink.gif]
by k s h i n
November 6th, 2019, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind

Herwig, That was the first time we met. Considering you don’t get to taste the Californian wines often, you performed exceptionally as I recall. For me, Californian wines are riper and don’t have the balance of Bordeaux. The ripeness is a telltale sign. Also the integration of oak is more harmonious...
by k s h i n
November 5th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind

Interesting choice to open that D&R given that it’s a baby. Kevin’s is the only real note for this wine on CT (someone else posted a “who has this wine, please give me some” note).’ Not sure I’d have expected anything but “grapy”. It is an interesting wine. I believe one of the participants helped ...
by k s h i n
November 4th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind
Replies: 8
Views: 957

TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – Mostly blind, some double blind

A LOST FRIDAY AFTERNOON GATHERING – MOSTLY BLIND, SOME DOUBLE BLIND - Blacksalt, Washington DC (11/1/2019) David organized another lost Friday lunch. He proposed to taste all wines blind except the Champagnes. The first two flights were quite obvious. The double blind was challenging but fun. As us...
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

Last week I attended a version of this same dinner in Houston and I’ve tasted with Olivier in burgundy. Your ‘13 Beze must have been off because it was the clear WOTN. My personal favorite all things considered is the Lavrottes, which I’ve found to be very lovey every time I’ve had it. Someone ment...
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

Bernstein seems to be a bit like Dominique Laurent or Perrot-Minot where after a number of vintages the wines are getting more transparent to site vs. to vinification technique and receiving less intervention or as said above, polish. That is what I hear, i.e. improving wine making hence more pure ...
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

alan weinberg wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 7:56 am
pretty good scores for not great wines. I’ve avoided Bernstein due to exorbitant pricing. Like Prieur-Roch.
With my score inflation, 93-95 are very good wines. They are extremely expensive.
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

Kevin, thanks for the notes on the Bernstein wines. I have had a couple but haven't had the chance to do a comparison like this. One of the criticisms I have heard is that the polish on the wines makes it tough to see the terroir but a couple of your notes on the premier crus suggested otherwise. D...
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 0
Views: 260

TN: 1988 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

1988 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (10/25/2019) Pop and pour, very tight, slightly dry cherry fruit and strong iron. Flash decant and with 30 minutes of air, expressive nose displaying subtle sweet dry red cherry, a hint of strawberry jam, licorice,...
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Annual Chicago winos visit - Champagne, White Burg, DRC, La La and SQN
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: TN: Annual Chicago winos visit - Champagne, White Burg, DRC, La La and SQN

Blake Brown wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 1:42 am
For me, it always been more about the wine and the fellowship than the food, so I would have been OK with the travesty you evidently incurred.
I fully agree. The great friends sharing great wines so it wasn't too bothersome.
by k s h i n
October 27th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

dcornutt wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 4:17 am
Thanks for this snapshot Kevin. The 88 Yquem is such a wonderful drink.
It is turning out to be the best Yquem of the 80s, better than the 83, 86 and 89, IMHO.
by k s h i n
October 26th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 931

TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

TASTING WITH OLIVIER BERNSTEIN - Bourbon Steak, Washington D.C. (10/21/2019) The dinner was organized by Wilson Daniel. This was my first time tasting Olivier's wine. i thought the wines were very good but not great. Celebris 2007 Gosset Champagne Celebris Extra Brut - France, Champagne Slightly co...
by k s h i n
October 24th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Annual Chicago winos visit - Champagne, White Burg, DRC, La La and SQN
Replies: 5
Views: 863

TN: Annual Chicago winos visit - Champagne, White Burg, DRC, La La and SQN

ANNUAL CHICAGO WINOS VISIT - CHAMPAGNE, WHITE BURG, DRC, LA LA AND SQN - Officina - Washington D.C. (10/18/2019) The tradition of sharing great wines with the Chicago crew started in 2009 when Justin B organized his first SQN blowout charity dinner in DC. Since then there have been one or two annua...
by k s h i n
October 18th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice
Replies: 2
Views: 359

TN: 2012 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice

2012 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (10/17/2019) Medium expressive nose displaying slightly dry black fruit, black cherry, dry cherry, fruitcake, strong animal that I often find in Beaujolais, licorice, balsamico, leather, rare steak, sweet spic...
by k s h i n
October 2nd, 2019, 10:37 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)

For my palate, the 08 is the most elegant Dom at least since the 90 vintage. The 08 Cristal is rich and concentrated yet also elegant and energetic. 2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne - France, Champagne (7/21/2019) A small gathering of friends - 71 Cristal, 08 Dom, 90 DRC GE, 01 Rayas, 90 Monfortino and e...
by k s h i n
October 2nd, 2019, 9:35 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)

I opened this side by side with the 08 Dom Perignon and the Dom was the unanimous favorite. Maybe things will be different in 20 years. I hope so...this bottle cost me $79 at the NH state Liquor store. I did the same tasting a few times and the Cristal was always preferred. What I love about the 08...
by k s h i n
October 1st, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session
Replies: 8
Views: 809

TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session

1996 BURGUNDY RETROSPECTIVE - THE LAST SESSION - Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA (9/29/2019) This was the last session of the five sessions. The lunch was held at Eddie V in Tysons Corner. The wines showed really well in the fourth session yet the finale was even better. All the 96s came from Bryan’s...
by k s h i n
September 29th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Fourth Session
Replies: 2
Views: 516

TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Fourth Session

1996 BURGUNDY RETROSPECTIVE - THE FOURTH SESSION - Clarity - Vienna, Virginia (9/26/2019) This was the fourth of the five sessions. Six of us gathered at our usual spot, Clarity in Vienna, Virginia. This was the best showing so far Although the wines showed strong acidity and were slightly lean, a ...
by k s h i n
September 22nd, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 96 Dom, 08 Cristal and a Rudy blend
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 96 Dom, 08 Cristal and a Rudy blend

Seems odd that a NSG along with RRV fruit would mirror Chambertin and not raise questions. Guess I need to find 3 bottles of Bocquent and 1 Dumol so I can drink 3 Rousseau Chambertin's. The power of suggest is a big factor, i.e. a generous friend who often brings DRCs, Rousseaus, Leroys and etc. I ...
by k s h i n
September 22nd, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 96 Dom, 08 Cristal and a Rudy blend
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 96 Dom, 08 Cristal and a Rudy blend

Rudi blend One of the participants served a red Burgundy blind. I was informed in advance that it was a "Rudy" blend. "Expressive nose displaying sweet concentrated black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, lavender, dark spices and limestone mineral. Excellent concentration, o pulent black fruit, ric...
by k s h i n
September 22nd, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7243

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

I think more and more people want Cali wines. I walked into Total Wines shop yesterday for first time. I saw 2 very small shalves of Red Burg, bigger selections of BDX but huge selections of Cali wines. There is no real wine people at Total wine. Their main business model is buy direct and maximize...
by k s h i n
September 22nd, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 96 Dom, 08 Cristal and a Rudy blend
Replies: 6
Views: 822

TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 96 Dom, 08 Cristal and a Rudy blend

ANOTHER LOST FRIDAY AFTERNOON GATHERING – 96 DOM, 08 CRISTAL AND A RUDY BLEND - Blacksalt, Washington DC (9/20/2019) David organized another fun and educational lost Friday lunch. The first time invitee cancelled last minute so we were five rather than typical six. The chef created another excellen...
by k s h i n
August 27th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

Just three bottles among two people? Do you think you can actually appreciate the quality of the wines without several other bottles at the same time for comparison and to keep your palate from getting burned out from just drinking the same few wines? Mike, We only drank less than half of the 07 CD...
by k s h i n
August 27th, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

mark rudner wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 11:33 am
when do you drink the motive pure?
I didn’t take one but typically before.
by k s h i n
August 25th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

Markus S wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 10:12 am
What's that bottle of drug on the right? Anti-hangover?
Motive Pure.
by k s h i n
August 25th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

k s h i n wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 4:41 pm
dbailey wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm
How does the 99 LT compare to the 05?
When tasted side by side, I preferred the 05, more classic and precise.
to further clarify, I think the 90, 99, 09, 12 and 15 have similar style. Where the 05 and the 10 are similar. BTW, the 14 is a classic La Tache as well.
by k s h i n
August 24th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

dbailey wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm
How does the 99 LT compare to the 05?
When tasted side by side, I preferred the 05, more classic and precise.
by k s h i n
August 24th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

TWO FRIENDS SHARING THREE BOTTLES OF WINE - PART 4 - Ruth’s Chris, Tysons Corner, VA (8/22/2019) As much as I love wine, it is the people that make the passion so special. I have known RJ for over a decade. We have become close friends and had excellent adventures including two trips to Burgundy in...
by k s h i n
August 9th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2402

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:41 am
We've had this experience, too, Kevin. Also with champagne, the bottles we buy in the UK and France are almost always fresher and younger-seeming.
Older Champagnes from Europe seem fresher. The 83 Cristal mag was from London.
by k s h i n
August 9th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2402

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

Yeah--that's the way it should be, and was. But for me, since about 2006, there has been a lot more premox. Have no idea why, and why this hit Dauvissat late, in comparison with other estates (eg Fevre). I agree. I thought the 08 Clos was one of the best young Chablis. I have had a few premox bottl...
by k s h i n
August 8th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2402

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

The myth to dispel is that the waxed bottles contain a different barrel selection to the capsuled bottles: Dauvissat assured me that isn't the case, and folks in Chablis who have done side-by-side tastings insist they have identified no differences. William, The waxed bottles that I buy in Europe a...
by k s h i n
August 6th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2402

TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

ANOTHER LOST FRIDAY AFTERNOON GATHERING – 88 DRCS, 90 BORDEAUXS, RAVENEAUS, DAUVISSATS AND ETC. - Black Salt, Washington DC (8/2/2019) Six of us got together for another rendition of the lost Friday lunch. As usual, the dishes were very good and complemented the wines very well. https://aslsrq.bn.f...
by k s h i n
July 27th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering of friends - 71 Cristal, 08 Dom, 90 DRC GE, 01 Rayas, 90 Monfortino and etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 746

TN: A small gathering of friends - 71 Cristal, 08 Dom, 90 DRC GE, 01 Rayas, 90 Monfortino and etc.

A SMALL GATHERING OF FRIENDS - 71 CRISTAL, 08 DOM, 90 DRC GE, 01 RAYAS, 90 MONFORTINO AND ETC. - Officina - Washington D.C. (7/21/2019) Four of us got together for a leisurely lunch that lasted eight hours. https://aclsrq.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mer6bd5xG-BupXT_cY9C53hhei_Vy8_IE0O8kOAXa40RPbOgk5isStcnj...
by k s h i n
July 20th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Five recent wines

I love '08 DP, but to claim there is "no doubt" it "will be the greatest Dom" is imo, an overly bold statement. Ray, The 90 was the first vintage that I bought a good quantity and followed. I would think that we can agree that the 90, 96 and perhaps 02 are the best vintages in the last two decades....
by k s h i n
July 20th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Five recent wines

I love '08 DP, but to claim there is "no doubt" it "will be the greatest Dom" is imo, an overly bold statement. Ray, The 90 was the first vintage that I bought a good quantity and followed. I would think that we can agree that the 90, 96 and perhaps 02 are the best vintages in the last two decades....
by k s h i n
July 19th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Five recent wines

NV Soutiran Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (7/17/2019) Saturated red and the flavor to match. Expressive bold nose displaying concentrated red fruit, strawberry, strawberry candy, a hint of cranberry, smoke, spice spices and mineral. Excellent concentration, ...
by k s h i n
July 5th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 4126

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Laurent Gibet wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 8:44 am
The issue for the 2003 reds (in Burgundy) is different with potential tough tannins ...
Although, some of the 03s have improved, there is a hint of prune. I also agree on slightly dry tannins.
by k s h i n
July 5th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 4126

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Bichot at NY Paulee in ?April? thought 2018 had the chance to dramatically outperform expectations. A number of winemakers compared it to 2003, which makes me very leery. It's a really, really open vintage in barrel. Again, I hope to be wrong. Remember, Kevin has a very modern palate and tends to r...
by k s h i n
July 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Third Session
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Third Session

Sorry to hijack this thread, but briefly, what do you think of 2000, 2001, 2002. Thanks! James, My apologies for the late reply. I really like both the 01 and the 02, the 02 was highly regarded from the beginning, the ripest and the most concentrated where the 01 was not so highly regarded initiall...
by k s h i n
July 5th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 4126

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Well done Kevin , great notes and pictures . I wish I was there.... I will have to open some of these young wines you tasted Herwig, Other than Tour D'Argent, I am not aware of any restaurant to find perfectly mature Burgundies. Coming from the states, it is better to enjoy/assess young wines from ...
by k s h i n
July 2nd, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Third Session
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Third Session

There seems to be a theme here. I still like the wines quite a bit, and think they will continue to improve and have a complexity that some other vintages lack. Some folks seem to need their burgs to be fruity and lush (nothing wrong with this), but I enjoy a little bit of the dark side in my burgu...
by k s h i n
July 2nd, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 4126

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

IlkkaL wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 12:54 pm
Saw the 2014 Bourgueil Clos Nouveau today in a shop in Bordeaux and wondered: ”Now where have I seen this before?” A quick WB search and another look at this thread made a purchase seem like a no-brainer.
I hope you enjoy it. Please post your tn.

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