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by k s h i n
November 22nd, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2124

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

This is a great post with superb notes and beautiful pictures - makes my mouth water. My chance to eat brisket this year is coming up this week and I was wondering which of the wines paired best with the meat? I'm particularly interested in how the Burgundies went with the smoke? Perhaps a 94, 95 o...
by k s h i n
November 22nd, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Offer
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Offer

This is a commercial offer from Winovisor. Please email info@winovisor.com. Most of them are from one cellar, turning capsules and excellent ullage. Please order minimum six bottles, can be combined with the Champagne order. Vintage Wine Size TotalQuantity Value 2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneu...
by k s h i n
November 21st, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Champagne offer

The 06 DP is now sold out, only started with 14 bottles. The 08 Cristal Rose is also sold out but will be restocked in December.
by k s h i n
November 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Mugneret Nuits-Chaignots '93 : a lesson to be learned from it...
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Georges Mugneret Nuits-Chaignots '93 : a lesson to be learned from it...

Thanks for the excellent detail report. For my palate, NSG in general are earthy and hard except the vineyards adjacent to Vosne. Although my sampling of the older MG wines are limited, they were not terribly impressive. I am pretty impressed with the younger wines however. I love the 93 vintage. I...
by k s h i n
November 13th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Champagne offer

No further discounts and excludes shipping.
by k s h i n
November 13th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Champagne offer

This is a commercial offer from Winovisor. Please email info@winovisor.com 2006 Dom Perignon Champagne (750ml) Sold Out only had 14 2008 Dom Perignon Champagne (750ml) $150 2008 Dom Perignon Champagne (1500ml) $450 2006 Philipponnat Champagne Le Leon (750ml) $150 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne ...
by k s h i n
November 11th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Saturday lunch gathering
Replies: 5
Views: 549

TN: Saturday lunch gathering

SATURDAY LUNCH GATHERING - Bethesda, Maryland (11/7/2020) Five us got together to drink a few nice bottles. David generously hosted the event at his backyard. The weather was absolutely magnificent and the wines showed very nicely. https://bn02pap001files.storage.live.com/y4mnUJCdf2RMDnjRMcoBuz49Od...
by k s h i n
November 3rd, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 82
Views: 8035

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

The US wholesale is above $150, $161.99 in DC and it seems all sold out at that price. It is around $150 or higher in Europe. This offer is like the PC move. We might be losing money on each sale, but we make up for it on volume! I believe Taittinger allocated the 08 recently. That was a gutsy spec...
by k s h i n
November 1st, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 82
Views: 8035

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

The US wholesale is above $150, $161.99 in DC and it seems all sold out at that price. It is around $150 or higher in Europe. This offer is like the PC move.
by k s h i n
October 25th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes

Thanks for the notes. Ramonet seems to be at the top of his game.
by k s h i n
October 22nd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2124

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

What a wonderful dinner and wines! The ‘89 Cuvée Constance is a favorite of mine too but the last bottle I opened was corked! Glad yours was wonderful My last 1989 Cuvée Constance was corked as well. TCA taint is alarmingly prevalent in the 1989 Huets. I have been lucky but it appears to have high ...
by k s h i n
October 21st, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2124

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

Sounds like an incredible night with amazing wine from multiple regions- thank you for posting. You have made me super excited to open some of my similar wines, just wish I had a group like yours to share wines with in AZ. How did you make the brisket it also looks amazing. 24 hours smoked with BM'...
by k s h i n
October 20th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2124

TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

BM'S FAMOUS BRISKET GATHERING - Bethesda, Maryland (10/10/2020) BM generous offer to smoke a whole wagyu brisket. Five us got together to drink a bunch of nice wines. The brisket was a master piece, so flavorful, smoky and tender! https://bn02pap001files.storage.live.com/y4mSfzLkjjcw4T1YA87bYol1d43...
by k s h i n
October 19th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18964

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

No reason to rush in, e.g. 2008 DP and Cristal prices since release.
by k s h i n
October 18th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

Re: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.

Sounds like a fantastic tasting, and great notes - thanks ! Were the MacDonalds decanted ahead of time, and if so, for how long ? They were decanted two to three hours. I was corrected. It was decanted at noon for an hour the poured back after taking 2-3 ounces for sediments. By the time we drank, ...
by k s h i n
October 17th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

Re: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.

Craig Williams wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Kevin:

Great detailed commentary. No American oak, only French oak for Insignia.

Best,

Craig
Craig,
I didn't realize you made the wine. For my palate, Insignia is always rounder and sweeter than typical Napa cults.
by k s h i n
October 14th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

I really love the 14 MG. The VR village is absolutely delicious. 2014 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée (3/18/2018) 2014 red Burgundy tasting w/ incredible whites served blind (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA) : Having had a small sample vi...
by k s h i n
October 14th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

Re: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.

Scott Jameson wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 5:45 am
Sounds like a fantastic tasting, and great notes - thanks !

Were the MacDonalds decanted ahead of time, and if so, for how long ?
They were decanted two to three hours.
by k s h i n
October 13th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - Krug 168, Ultramarine, MacDonald and etc.

JAILBREAK WINE DINNER - KRUG 168, ULTRAMARINE, MACDONALD AND ETC. - Jailbreak Brewery, Laurel, MD (10/8/2020) Eight of us got together to drink a bunch of Napa reds. We were situated at the loading dock once again. The chef prepared a tasting menu that was perfectly executed. https://lx1wiw.bn.file...
by k s h i n
October 4th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6743

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

I have been saying for the past ten years that there is a major asset inflation relating to the top 1% and it gets great for the top 0.1%. If the stock market drops 50% and stays there for awhile, then the top Burgundy prices will go down. Until then, I don’t see much downward pressure. Bordeaux ma...
by k s h i n
October 3rd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6743

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

I have been saying for the past ten years that there is a major asset inflation relating to the top 1% and it gets great for the top 0.1%. If the stock market drops 50% and stays there for awhile, then the top Burgundy prices will go down. Until then, I don’t see much downward pressure. Bordeaux mar...
by k s h i n
October 2nd, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18964

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Typically Comtes comes out $20-40 cheaper than DP. It eventually catch up/surpass DP, e.g. '96 and '02
by k s h i n
October 2nd, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18964

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

HenryB wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 12:52 am
secondary market on this seems to have settled at about £780/6 already.
$170 plus $10 to the states. Based on the previous vintages like '04 to '07, I doubt they will sell out quickly.
by k s h i n
September 20th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois

Thank you for the notes on these wines, Kevin. I've had some odd experiences with '07 Raveneau, so it's nice to hear of a good bottle. My first ever "fancy" meal on my own was at Chez Francois. I was in high school and reserved a 4 top for myself and my boyfriend, my best friend and her boyfriend. ...
by k s h i n
September 19th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois
Replies: 4
Views: 656

TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois

A FUN GATHERING AT L'AUBERGE CHEZ FRANCOIS - L'Auberge Chez Francois, Great Falls, VA (9/9/2020) Five us got together at Chez Francois to drink a few nice bottles. https://l31wiw.bn.files.1drv.com/y4maE4U6l-48y4GTAR8Opgibex8Qqve5R-MBb-C3GyJWo7Q0kpUXOSxw_vXatBjEBp-gpzeVHj_qeVRZBlJBFYMWCruzbxEH5TR8lD...
by k s h i n
September 19th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18964

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I believe it will be released around November-December in Europe.
by k s h i n
September 18th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few wines on the patio
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: TN: A few wines on the patio

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 8:13 pm
How were the steaks?
Thinly sliced ribeye, dunked in teriyaki, soy and a hint of chopped garlic grilled in open fire.
by k s h i n
September 17th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few wines on the patio
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: TN: A few wines on the patio

Karl K wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 10:08 am
Any idea when the Port was bottled?
Not sure but it was recorked in 2020 and 1937.
by k s h i n
September 16th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few wines on the patio
Replies: 6
Views: 913

TN: A few wines on the patio

A FEW WINES ON THE PATIO - Mi Casa (9/12/2020) Four of us got together to drink a few bottles of wine. This was a friends' gathering more so than a wine event. The temperature dropped and I brought down the fire pit which I cooked steaks at 2 in the morning. https://ln1wiw.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mJo07...
by k s h i n
September 14th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : A few recent wines
Replies: 3
Views: 599

TN : A few recent wines

2003 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (9/7/2020) Pop and pour, expressive nose displaying concentrated ripe black fruit, blackberry jam, also a hint of Chambord, grilled rare fatty steak, dark spices and earth. Excellent concentration, layers upon la...
by k s h i n
September 14th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – 06 CDC, 02 Cristal, 08 DP, Aubert, 99 Lambreys and etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – 06 CDC, 02 Cristal, 08 DP, Aubert, 99 Lambreys and etc.

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:06 am
Great notes Kevin. What did Jon feed you?
Neal,
Not the best meal I had at Clarity. Raw squid and kangaroo.
by k s h i n
September 12th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18964

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

FWIW, DP wholesale is cheaper than European negotiants where CDC is cheaper in Europe. CDC has been cheaper than DP historically by $20 or more. I say wait. Euro vs $ is 10% higher so this is a factor as well. One issue is that you have to buy equal amount of the 07 to get to the 08.
by k s h i n
September 12th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – 06 CDC, 02 Cristal, 08 DP, Aubert, 99 Lambreys and etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 573

TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – 06 CDC, 02 Cristal, 08 DP, Aubert, 99 Lambreys and etc.

A LOST FRIDAY AFTERNOON GATHERING – 06 CDC, 02 CRISTAL, 08 DP, AUBERT, 99 LAMBREYS AND ETC. - Clarity - Vienna, Virginia (9/4/2020) Five of us got together to share a dozen bottles. Champagne 2006 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut - France, Champagne Expressive nose disp...
by k s h i n
August 28th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Rocket Wines International in DC
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: Retailer Rocket Wines International in DC

Bob S. is a good friend. He has been dealing in fine wines for over four decades.
by k s h i n
August 26th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with VA/DC Wines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1293

Re: Help with VA/DC Wines?

Living in the Charlottesville are we have yet to taste more than 2-3 wineries that we would put on par with anything in California. The reds are generally under-ripe and made for current consumption. The whites are usually better but almost always overpriced to CA wines and even France. We have see...
by k s h i n
August 26th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 21
Views: 2022

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard

I wasn’t impressed, but I didn’t think much of Ultramarine either. I felt the same way about the 12 but the 14 was really impressive. 2014 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (12/16/2019) A small impromptu dinner - 08 Champagne and...
by k s h i n
August 26th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard
Replies: 21
Views: 2022

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard

This is simply not that good. 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (12/16/2019) A small impromptu dinner - 08 Champagne and Chateau Margaux (Clarity - Vienna, Virginia) : This is fresher and cleaner compare to the 2014 Ultramarine. Unfortunat...
by k s h i n
August 26th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Impromptu Guy’s Night w/04 VCC, 04 Leoville Barton, 2016 Dalla Valle, et al

2004 Château Léoville Barton - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (6/10/2020) Third Zoom tasting – Blind Bordeaux (Mi Casa) : Expressive nose displaying opulent blue and red fruit crème de cassis, a hint of plum, lactic, caramel, lead pencil, cedar and earth. Excellent concentration, nicely layere...
by k s h i n
August 22nd, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois
Replies: 0
Views: 359

TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois

A FUN GATHERING - L'Auberge Chez Francois, Great Falls, VA (8/19/2020) Five of us got together at L'Auberge Chez Francois. We had a nice outdoor table under a gazebo. As usual, the dishes were solid and delicious. Champagne Both Roses drank beautifully. 1990 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Brut Rosé ...
by k s h i n
August 16th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 727

TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.

A SMALL GATHERING AT JAILBREAK BREWING CO. - Jailbreak Brewery, Laurel, MD (8/13/2020) Justin organized a special wine dinner at Jailbreak Brewery. A few years back, Justin gave up his lucrative career as the CEO of a Washington DC area government contracting and IT firm to start a new and very bol...
by k s h i n
August 8th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 62
Views: 3875

Re: Which DRC to try

Also would recommend RSV for the value. LT is a great value on release but generally has a large premium on the secondary market. I would also recommend getting at least a good vintage for your first. There's a reason some vintages are considerably cheaper. I just opened an 07 Ech for my birthday a...
by k s h i n
August 8th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 62
Views: 3875

Re: Which DRC to try

That’s likely because it’s ech and also ech was much weaker in past years. 07 and rsv are drinking fantastic atm. I’d rather have 07s for current drinking than most vintages besides 99-02. No doubt RSV would show better. But for my first bottle I still might go to a better vintage. I had an 03 RSV ...
by k s h i n
August 8th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which DRC to try
Replies: 62
Views: 3875

Re: Which DRC to try

Also would recommend RSV for the value. LT is a great value on release but generally has a large premium on the secondary market. I would also recommend getting at least a good vintage for your first. There's a reason some vintages are considerably cheaper. I just opened an 07 Ech for my birthday a...
by k s h i n
July 27th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's
Replies: 2
Views: 515

TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's

A SMALL GATHERING WITH COVID SAFETY MEASURES AT BRYAN'S - Undisclosed location in McLean, VA (7/25/2020) Six of us got together to drink a lot of great wines. We did a potluck but the dishes were as good if not better than the top restaurants in town, simple fresh ingredients that were cooked right...
by k s h i n
July 22nd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few recent bottles - ZH, Marcel Lapierre and Gramenon Laurentides
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: TN: A few recent bottles - ZH, Marcel Lapierre and Gramenon Laurentides

Joseph MR wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Nice notes! Did you decant the Morgon at all, or pop and pour?
Pop and pour but over two nights.
by k s h i n
July 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A few recent bottles - ZH, Marcel Lapierre and Gramenon Laurentides
Replies: 3
Views: 387

TN: A few recent bottles - ZH, Marcel Lapierre and Gramenon Laurentides

1992 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Laurentides - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages (7/22/2020) Beautiful slightly murky red with fading rim. A hint of ash followed by delicious cherry and strawberry, rare steak, garrigue, pine, a hint of spearmint, cinnamon, caye...
by k s h i n
July 19th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind
Replies: 5
Views: 696

TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind

A LOST FRIDAY AFTERNOON GATHERING – COVID SAFETY MEASURES - MOSTLY BLIND - Reston, Va (7/10/2020) Six of us got together to drink a few nice bottles. As usual, the host was incredibly generous! We tasted ten wines blind and the results were humbling and not surprisingly surprising. https://lx0lma.b...
by k s h i n
July 16th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 8:44 am
Thanks for the great notes, Kevin. What was the decanting prep for the Giacosa before serving? Whatever it was sounds like it paid off!
Dave,
Only a quick decanting but over a few hours.
Kevin
by k s h i n
July 12th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures

Peter Kleban wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 8:57 am
Thanks, Kevin. Quite a lineup. Wish I had more like that!

Did you take any Covid precautions beyond being only six and on a porch? Just curious.
We had a half dozen fans and a large table.

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