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by dbailey
March 17th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

Kris Patten wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 8:59 am
Rank your favorites from 2008 - 2017 if you would.
Can’t do post 14 as I stopped buying and tasting after that vintage. From 8 to 14, it’s 14 a long way ahead of the rest.
by dbailey
March 16th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

Dennis Atick wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 5:01 am
Nice note, Don. Sounds really great.
I've yet to meet a 2014 white Burg I did not like.
Hope all is well..
So true re 14 white burgs. Bought as much as I could get.
by dbailey
March 14th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two 2002 Donnhoff Spatlese served side by side
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: TN: Two 2002 Donnhoff Spatlese served side by side

Thanks for these. I have the kupfergrube, norheimer dellchen and niederhauser hermannshohle. Have you had the latter two?
by dbailey
March 14th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance

Deutz cuvee william and amour. Former certainly tends to be very long lived in my experience.
by dbailey
March 14th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Saudi Arabia?

Usually on emirates from dubai but sometimes private with client and sometimes drove to bahrain and flew out BA. All reports I’ve heard re Saudia/SAA are avoid at all costs.
by dbailey
March 13th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Egypt

Lori,

I love that lemon mint drink too, but only with the sugar syrup!

Dan
by dbailey
March 13th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Saudi Arabia?

Only ever been airport, hotel, client meeting, hotel, airport followed by a huge sigh of relief when the fasten seat belts sign goes off and they start offering you drinks. Absolutely nothing positive to recommend about the place at all. Oh and stay safe...
by dbailey
March 13th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Egypt

Friends went there 2 years ago. Said it was a very uncomfortable experience as they felt extremely unwelcome everywhere they went.
by dbailey
March 12th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Egypt

2 words: be careful
by dbailey
March 7th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurants in Dolomites area?
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Restaurants in Dolomites area?

Huge recommendations for the Dorfhotel beludei in santa cristina and the almhotel col raiser. Lovely hotels owned by the same family with great food and wine. Also try to get to rifugio emilio comici if you can. http://www.beludei.com/en/information/index/1-0.html https://www.colraiser.com/en https:...
by dbailey
March 5th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: China is the #2 export market for French wine
Replies: 26
Views: 872

Re: China is the #2 export market for French wine

I disagree with the comments above re the UK weighting towards cheap french wine. I would expect the uk to move up the table if it was just for wine over $50 a bottle. London remains a huge centre for trading and storing of high end wine offshore for asian owners. That’s also unlikely to change post...
by dbailey
March 3rd, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!

Rosemary Beach Fl. Plenty of houses on vrbo.
by dbailey
March 2nd, 2019, 2:27 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - International
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - International

London Hedonism, central (mayfair), stunning shop with huge range Harrods, central (knightsbridge), good range Fortnum & Mason, central (Piccadilly), good range Jeroboams, central ish (knightsbridge), good range Sampler, central ish (south ken yes, islington less so), good/interesting range Handfor...
by dbailey
February 28th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wine Shop Recommendations - International
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Wine Shop Recommendations - International

London Hedonism, central (mayfair), stunning shop with huge range Harrods, central (knightsbridge), good range Fortnum & Mason, central (Piccadilly), good range Jeroboams, central ish (knightsbridge), good range Sampler, central ish (south ken yes, islington less so), good/interesting range Handford...
by dbailey
February 27th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Things to do in LA
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Things to do in LA

Thanks everyone. Will definitely revisit Spago - had a great time there on NYE last year before the Rose Bowl. Is APL the best steak place? We’re all rabid carnivores so a seriously good steak is a must!
by dbailey
February 26th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Things to do in LA
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Things to do in LA

There for a few days in early April before heading off to death valley and vegas. Suggestions for stuff to do with young (12/13) daughters? One is a speed freak and wants to visit 6 flags as she’s heard it had the best ie scariest rollercoasters!
by dbailey
February 11th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swiss wne festival in Vevey
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Swiss wne festival in Vevey

An every 20 year event with the next one being this summer. Anyone ever been?
by dbailey
February 9th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Solo trip ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Solo trip ideas

I cycled from london to algeciras in the south of spain solo and that was a ton of fun! Took about a month though. If just a week, then the cycle ride from barcelona up to perpignan is great.
by dbailey
February 9th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3609

Re: My first Keller gmax

FWIW last individual bottles I bought (ie not as part of the kellerkiste) were 09 and they were £90 IB.
by dbailey
February 8th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3609

Re: My first Keller gmax

PS I’ve been lucky enough to have the 06 g-max 3 times and it is fantastic!
by dbailey
February 8th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 3609

Re: My first Keller gmax

I think there are more reds that moght fit into this “super experience” (for want of a better term) category but there are certainly many whites that also do for me. Not that I would actually pay 2k for any of them!
by dbailey
February 7th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Charmes aka Don't skip "off vintages"
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: TN: 2013 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Charmes aka Don't skip "off vintages"

Bought quite a lot of white burgs in 201£. The Amiot CM Caillerets is spectacular.
by dbailey
February 5th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1884

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Thanks everyone - very helpful. Last thing I need to do is encourage my 12/13 year old daughters in that direction...!
by dbailey
February 5th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1884

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Alan,

Thanks again. My wife is getting lots of scare stories about the pools being like a strip club ie full of drunk, naked people!

Dan
by dbailey
February 5th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1884

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Alan,

Thanks for the responses. I’m looking at having to pay twice the price for the bellagio vs the cosmo. Is the cosmo a no no for 12/13 year olds?

Dan
by dbailey
February 5th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1884

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

PS is the cosmopolitan appropriate for my 2 daughters aged 12 and 13? Looks like more of a young adult club vibe? Would the bellagio be more suitable?
by dbailey
February 5th, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vegas for an almost rookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1884

Re: Vegas for an almost rookie

Any thoughts on the waldorf and 4 seasons hotels in vegas?
by dbailey
February 3rd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lake Como restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Lake Como restaurant recs

We were at villa d’este in the summer. The hotel has a serious restaurant but we preferred the more casual grill as it was too hot for us to get all dressed up in jacket and tie! There’s a really fun, old school italian restaurant on the isla comacina that you absolutely must go to. Not far in a boa...
by dbailey
January 20th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Krug
Replies: 29
Views: 1279

Re: Visiting Krug

I recall that assiette champenois does a package where you can stay, have a krug themed dinner and visit krug. Check out their website.
by dbailey
January 7th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Lebanon

Aaron,

Several threads on uk wine pages and contributors from Lebanon itself.

Dan
by dbailey
January 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Ilans
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A few Ilans

Not that it should matter at all but if it makes people feel better I also lost a fair whack on wines I paid for and never received.
by dbailey
January 5th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Ilans
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

A few Ilans

Opened 2 mazoyeres chambertins and a volnay robardelles from 2012 over the Christmas period. The Mazoyeres were very typical chambertins with plenty of cooked meat, dark fruit and some spice in the mix. Vigorous on the nose and attack but a little too soft, bordering on dilute, on the finish to make...
by dbailey
December 31st, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Amalfi in March

Tons of useful tips on the uk wine pages site...
by dbailey
December 29th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Novel for teenage girl about london or Claridge's Hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Novel for teenage girl about london or Claridge's Hotel

Re Claridges specifically, I would call the hotel as they should know better than anyone. Re London more generally, my almost teenage daughter recommended:
- The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
- the Geek Girl series of books by Holly Smalle
by dbailey
December 20th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Woman alone in Rabat.
Replies: 26
Views: 892

Re: Woman alone in Rabat.

They are sayng it was a terrorist incident now.
by dbailey
December 12th, 2018, 1:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PH Does RSV
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: PH Does RSV

Lovely stuff. 93 in RSV is a good match - had a couple of double mags of 93 confuron rsv that were quite magnificent.
by dbailey
December 5th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Question about Priorat and Barcelona
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Question about Priorat and Barcelona

Only thing I would say is that it will be hot as hell - be prepared.
by dbailey
December 5th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cristal Vertical at Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: Cristal Vertical at Atera

Ray,

Great notes as usual! What are your thoughts re the longevity of 88 krug vs cristal? The krug tasting I posted on here about last week showed quite a lot of variability.

Dan
by dbailey
November 29th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 6356

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

This is arguments, abuse is down the hall.
by dbailey
November 29th, 2018, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul’s excellent krug adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Paul’s excellent krug adventure

I forgot that we also had two aged bottles of krug rose and 2 late release (2015) bottles of the 88. I tend to struggle with the krug rose and these were no different, despite their age - too austere for my taste. The 2 late release 88s continued the theme of variability. One was pristine, young and...
by dbailey
November 28th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul’s excellent krug adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Paul’s excellent krug adventure

A group of lucky souls gathered last night at pied a terre to investigate whether 88 krug was living up to its potential after some recent variable experiences. Sadly, I left my notes in the taxi, so this is from memory. First flight of 03 and 88 clos de mesnil with the 2000 ambonnay. The 03 was sur...
by dbailey
November 15th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 179
Views: 7712

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

J0hn $mith wrote:
November 15th, 2018, 11:39 am
Another ITB guy saying how amazing and reliable this wine is rolleyes

Of course he has to, he needs to push hundreds of cases of this SODA costing $100 per bottle!! [wow.gif]
You really are a horse’s arse.
by dbailey
November 14th, 2018, 2:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Visit to Madeira
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Visit to Madeira

Try the uk wine pages forum. Plenty of stuff on there. One thing you must, must, must do is the street bobsled. Trust me, it’s a blast and your kids will absolutely love it. Ask at the hotel for how to book.
by dbailey
November 13th, 2018, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Bourgogne Blanc

Good to know as I did buy 2 cases!
by dbailey
November 12th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2000 vintage of Domaine Leroy
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: The 2000 vintage of Domaine Leroy

Wow! That’s all.
by dbailey
November 12th, 2018, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm no Champagne expert, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: I'm no Champagne expert, but...

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 8:03 pm
It's probably been 12-15 years and it was a jero. Was in a good place at that time, but I would drink a 750ml sooner rather than later.
I had a bottle of the regular 75 a few years ago and it was great.
by dbailey
November 10th, 2018, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau de Meursault
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Chateau de Meursault

I bought the MP in 13 and 14 after finding them very much improved at the EP tastings. Certainly not top tier but good value nonetheless. Haven’t broached any yet though to confirm.
by dbailey
November 8th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 3921

Re: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

Based on madame’s pricing, she would want at least $100bn for the domaine.
by dbailey
November 4th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 'La Combe Brulee' VV
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: TN: 2013 Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 'La Combe Brulee' VV

Thanks for the note. Loved these when I tasted them at the EP tastings.
by dbailey
October 31st, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1357

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

Not sure why everyone’s giving John such a hard time. We should all be thanking him for encouraging people to chase overpriced, overhyped wines, leaving us to buy good stuff at more sensible prices.

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