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by dbailey
September 21st, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Paul Pillot Saint-Aubin 1er Les Charmois
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: TN: 2018 Paul Pillot Saint-Aubin 1er Les Charmois

I have been thoroughly impressed with these wines since I first started tasting them in 2014. Thierry is doing some amazing things. Even his 2015s have held up well. Disclaimer: I do sell these, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know this guy is going to be a huge start one day :) Why the p...
by dbailey
September 19th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5330

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

k s h i n wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 7:27 am
I believe it will be released around November-December in Europe.
We’re being told 1st october in the uk.
by dbailey
September 18th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5330

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

Amusingly, I received an offer today for the 07 comtes from a uk merchant. They were touting it at >10% above what I originally bought mine for and saying they would try to give preference to those who bought it when allocating the extremely scarce 08. I laughed and deleted the email immediately, ma...
by dbailey
September 16th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5330

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

Jay Miller wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 11:26 am
Well, the talk of higher prices already scared me off. I took some of the money I had budgeted for 2008 CdC and bought some 2006 Vilmart CdC I found at a good price instead.
Not sure what’s going on with vilmart cdc as I recently picked up some cases of the 07 for a crazy price.
by dbailey
September 15th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5330

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

RyanC wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 7:28 am
We're gonna look back nostalgically at the endless $109.99 offers for '06 Comtes
How about buying cases of it at M&S for £56 all in!
by dbailey
September 10th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just out: the stunning Bollinger VZ15
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Just out: the stunning Bollinger VZ15

Appreciate the note as I bought a fair bit of this in bottles and mags.
by dbailey
September 7th, 2020, 12:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3272

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

Just pulled a 2007 from off site cellar to check on in coming weeks, and invoice says cost was $59.99/btl. Yup. I searched my email and found I paid $55 (and ‘07 was the last vintage I bought). I was able to justify purchases(long retail relationships with prices less than full retail helped) throu...
by dbailey
August 29th, 2020, 1:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Taittinger Comtes
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: TN: 1996 Taittinger Comtes

Love this wine. Always trumps the also excellent 95 for me.
by dbailey
August 26th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2845

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

A friend, who I would regard as one of the most experienced champagne collectors in the UK, refers to vilmart cdc as the poor man’s krug fwiw. His definition of poor man is clearly different from most people’s but I can see where he’s coming from, Vilmart CdC is one of my favorite Champagnes and I'...
by dbailey
August 24th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Krug
Replies: 46
Views: 1823

Re: TN: 2004 Krug

This thread prompted me to see what I had and whether I wanted to back fill. Very surprised to see pretty much every recent vintage of krug offered at or below the original release price I paid. Even 02? It seems far more $. Up a bit but not massively and not when you take into account storage cost...
by dbailey
August 24th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Krug
Replies: 46
Views: 1823

Re: TN: 2004 Krug

This thread prompted me to see what I had and whether I wanted to back fill. Very surprised to see pretty much every recent vintage of krug offered at or below the original release price I paid.
by dbailey
August 21st, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes

I would say these are easily the most under the radar/best quality wines in the world at the moment. Grab every you bottle you can whilst it lasts because it won’t carry on like that for much longer in my view. Sancerre Blanc in general, Dan or specifically Francois Cotat bottlings? You can make th...
by dbailey
August 21st, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2845

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

A friend, who I would regard as one of the most experienced champagne collectors in the UK, refers to vilmart cdc as the poor man’s krug fwiw. His definition of poor man is clearly different from most people’s but I can see where he’s coming from,
by dbailey
August 21st, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes

I would say these are easily the most under the radar/best quality wines in the world at the moment. Grab every you bottle you can whilst it lasts because it won’t carry on like that for much longer in my view.
by dbailey
August 19th, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailers Nashville
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Wine Retailers Nashville

Small world. My wife’s from Franklin so I’ve spent a ton of time there over the last 25 years! Amazing how it’s changed though over that time span.
by dbailey
August 19th, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1969

Re: NSG Fans?

The 00 MG Chaignots was my MG epiphany wine. Pure luck that I happened to buy a case - every one was spectacular.
by dbailey
August 18th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3365

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

How about fixing the remember me function? It’s incredibly tedious having to logon repeatedly. That's a browser issue, not a forum issue. It involves the cookies that the forum sets, and how your browser remembers them. if you have a bunch of cookies saved on your browser for the same website, they...
by dbailey
August 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW Porto - Porto's new 'World of Wine' wine district
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: WOW Porto - Porto's new 'World of Wine' wine district

Looks amazing. Can’t wait to visit whenever we’re post covid. Is there anything for kids - the chocolate bar for example?
by dbailey
August 18th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3365

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

How about fixing the remember me function? It’s incredibly tedious having to logon repeatedly.
by dbailey
August 15th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7827

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

Tom Mann wrote:
August 14th, 2020, 4:47 am
I would expect a price of about £525 per 6 IB in the UK.

Release 1st October.
£100-125 more per 6 than the 06 and 07. Will be interesting to see if they can make that kind of increase stick.
by dbailey
August 12th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)

Lovely notes as ever Laurent on a great set of wines. I was reading your note on the 11 pycm cc with interest as I haven’t broached any of mine yet. Interest turned to serious envy when I got to the part about how wonderful the match was with the lobster!
by dbailey
August 12th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please
Replies: 88
Views: 3989

Re: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please

Magnum, magnum, magnum is where you need to start. Provenance seems to matter more with champagne than other wines - I’ve heard champagne described many times as more fragile and susceptible to heat/light than other wines. I’ve no idea whether that’s proven or even capable of being proven but I very...
by dbailey
August 11th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85` Cristal Rose, 86` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, 15` PYCM La Comme, 03` Raphet Charmes
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: 85` Cristal Rose, 86` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, 15` PYCM La Comme, 03` Raphet Charmes

I'm leery of older bubbles that have been on the cork for 20+ years Respectfully, why is this? I have seen many of you here discuss enjoying older champers. Do you feel this way about all wine in general, or do you perceive greater risk of failure of Champagne in particular? Or, am I misreading you...
by dbailey
August 11th, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85` Cristal Rose, 86` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, 15` PYCM La Comme, 03` Raphet Charmes
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: 85` Cristal Rose, 86` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, 15` PYCM La Comme, 03` Raphet Charmes

Sorry you had such a bad experience but you disobeyed the first rule of ageing champagne - magnums...!
by dbailey
August 1st, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOW Porto - Porto's new 'World of Wine' wine district
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: WOW Porto - Porto's new 'World of Wine' wine district

Porto was already my favourite destination city. Can’t wait to go back and explore this new area.
by dbailey
July 27th, 2020, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagnes that Age
Replies: 37
Views: 1623

Re: Champagnes that Age

Not a grower or a big house but Deutz cuvee william reliably ages a long time in my experience.
by dbailey
July 11th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1497
Views: 99524

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had 2 bottles of the veuve clicquot extra brut extra old in the last couple of days. Didn't like this at all on release 3 years ago. Found it very heavy/ponderous. What a transformation 3 years of storage have produced. Either that or my first few bottles 3 years ago were faulty. The wine is delight...
by dbailey
July 8th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM

Thanks for this. I’ve been lucky enough to have a small allocation of the pycm perrieres but somehow don’t have the 08. Have you tried the 07 recently?
by dbailey
July 3rd, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2746

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

I find it matches perfectly with my pink polo shirt, chinos, AR15, crazy wife and tasteless mcmansion. Who are you kiddin' Dan, with that comment I peg you more as a Jerry Garcia shirt, jean shorts, squirt gun, no wife and a double-wide kinda guy. Can't fault someone for protecting their turf no ma...
by dbailey
July 3rd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2746

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

I find it matches perfectly with my pink polo shirt, chinos, AR15, crazy wife and tasteless mcmansion.
by dbailey
July 2nd, 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2746

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Just received an email today from a large uk merchant with 50x6 bottles and 25x3 mags at original release price which works out at c. $155/bt and c. $450/mag. Extra stock released to consumers by lvmh that would normally have gone to hotels, restaurants etc...
by dbailey
June 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3315

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Poison inside the tubes I mentioned isn't harmful to any other animals/pets as they can't get at it. The mice die together quickly as a group and they don’t leave carcasses in my experience as they shrivel up and disintegrate very quickly. Trying to pick them off one by one with traps won’t eradicat...
by dbailey
June 21st, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3315

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

Best trap is a tube coated with poison. Mice run through it, go back home and all lick each other’s fur. Problem solved.
by dbailey
June 20th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2244

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Wait, did she throw it in your glass too or just hers? Now i realize that once I've poured someone a glass of wine, it is theirs to do as they like. It isn't like I'm going to drink it after they leave or something. Er, yeah. I’ve never ever cleaned up someone's unfinished glass no matter what it w...
by dbailey
June 20th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon Serving Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon Serving Suggestion

I like my champs a bit warmer side like 65 degrees. Open, take sip and Air for 30min or so. Drink. Sometimes I even put them in a decanter and back in to bottle. That's warmer than I drink many of my reds. I find even cellar temp too warm for champagne, at least to start. 65 degree is not at all fo...
by dbailey
June 8th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2950

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

Contact don cornwell on here
by dbailey
June 8th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyard photos: Domaine d'Auvenay Aligoté Sous Chatelet
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Vineyard photos: Domaine d'Auvenay Aligoté Sous Chatelet

Can’t believe where that pricing has gone. I recall having some stupendous bottles of this at a nice bistro in Cannes a few years back for c. €120 and buying some to take home with me. It was much better than the vast majority of grand cru white burgundies I’ve had! I took one to an aligote dinner a...
by dbailey
June 7th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GERD and Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: GERD and Champagne

Mike R wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 5:51 am
dbailey wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 1:46 am
I suffer but nexium before and after does the trick.
Do you only have issues with Champagne, or other wines as well?
Really just with champagne. Something about the bubbles/acid combo.
by dbailey
June 7th, 2020, 1:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GERD and Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: GERD and Champagne

I suffer but nexium before and after does the trick.
by dbailey
May 18th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4249

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

Great post William I agree with Bill that the yellow in Darviot-Perrin's vines is a virus problem and as such may not be typical of other plots of his - but clearly worrying here. NB this point. People throwing stones at Darviot-Perrin may want to row back a little on the criticism. AFAIK, they’ve ...
by dbailey
May 10th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great, Light, Juicy Burgundy
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Great, Light, Juicy Burgundy

There’s been tons of threads on here about that. Check out the cm red threads for a start.
by dbailey
May 8th, 2020, 1:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Rouge
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: TN: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Rouge

I’ve had incredible CM village wines from the 50s...
by dbailey
May 6th, 2020, 12:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Rouge
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: TN: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Rouge

Kris Patten wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 7:24 pm
I feel like global warming has helped out this region with this grape more than any globally.

Thanks for sharing Michael.
Not if all the TNs are going to speak of dark rather than red fruits from now on.
by dbailey
May 6th, 2020, 12:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

For god’s sake, stop posting about Cotat before it’s too late!!!!! [head-bang.gif] [head-bang.gif]
by dbailey
May 5th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Meursault Charmes from P-Y C-M
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: TN: 2009 Meursault Charmes from P-Y C-M

Just grabbed some of the 14 vintage of this after working through a vertical from 7-13 that was fantastic in every year. May even prefer it to his perrieres.
by dbailey
May 4th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7533

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Surprised nobody has mentioned Drouhin’s musigny. Absolutely on a par with de vogue’s or mugnier’s IMHO.
by dbailey
May 4th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 56
Views: 3512

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

William, I had no idea, I should try and taste some if I ever encounter a bottle of that! It's always fun how varieties travel like Carmenere in Chili or that one time someone showed me their gewürztraminer in New Zealand and it was Savagnin rose... Well, actually *pushes glasses up the nose* Gewür...

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