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by Jon Lawrence
January 23rd, 2022, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how well the few 1998s I bought have aged and developed. A couple of the Pol Roger bottlings, Peters Cuvee Speciale (Chetillons), an Henriot going back a ways. I only have a bottle each of PR Rose (maybe starting to get tired) and the Peters (super fresh and comple...
by Jon Lawrence
January 23rd, 2022, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Someone last week told me that '98 DP P2 was amazing and I never even thought of buying any '98 Champagne. Yesterday I got an offer for some P2's and I picked up '98 and some more '02. After I placed the order, the seller said the '98 is amazing, nothing like the regular vintage. Now my expectation...
by Jon Lawrence
January 23rd, 2022, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Someone last week told me that '98 DP P2 was amazing and I never even thought of buying any '98 Champagne. Yesterday I got an offer for some P2's and I picked up '98 and some more '02. After I placed the order, the seller said the '98 is amazing, nothing like the regular vintage. Now my expectation...
by Jon Lawrence
January 22nd, 2022, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 130
Views: 5051

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

That good to know!
by Jon Lawrence
January 22nd, 2022, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 130
Views: 5051

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

Nowadays I buy enough young white burgs ending in Morey to drink for the next year and that's it. I have no problem decanting it. I still have a case of '10 Bouchard CC that I have not touched, but I believe that was bottled under Diam so fingers crossed. Though, I guess it is safer to jump back int...
by Jon Lawrence
January 22nd, 2022, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 130
Views: 5051

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

Well, I have had my fair share of bad luck, mostly white burgs from '07 and '10. Faiveley has done a really good job across the board. Zachy's did a pre-auction dinner years ago with Erwin as they had a direct consignment in the auction. I lucked out and was seated next to him. What a great person t...
by Jon Lawrence
January 22nd, 2022, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Someone last week told me that '98 DP P2 was amazing and I never even thought of buying any '98 Champagne. Yesterday I got an offer for some P2's and I picked up '98 and some more '02. After I placed the order, the seller said the '98 is amazing, nothing like the regular vintage. Now my expectations...
by Jon Lawrence
January 22nd, 2022, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 La Paulee
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: 2022 La Paulee

I have found the Grand Tasting to be more crowded than the Verticals, but given the choices this year, it seems like more people are leaning towards the Verticals. The picture is from the Grand Tasting in 2018 and as you can see it is pretty crowded, similar to a La Fête Grand Tasting. The gentlemen...
by Jon Lawrence
January 21st, 2022, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 La Paulee
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: 2022 La Paulee

I signed up for the Verticals and the Hudelot-Nöellat lunch.
by Jon Lawrence
January 21st, 2022, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 10518

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

I have been drinking lots of flavored teas on weeknights. I have found some decent NA wines including Luminara Chardonnay, Lietz Pinot and Thompson and Scott sparkling Rosé. I have also had some horrible ones that I will not bother mentioning. Much more options for decent beer including one from Bro...
by Jon Lawrence
January 21st, 2022, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 130
Views: 5051

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

Peter, My strategy was to buy GC wines that I thought were relative values and that I could easily acquire case quantities of, hence, the wines I mentioned. I have not tried the ones you listed, but I will put them on my radar as I don't mind buying smaller quantities nowadays. I thought the CdC was...
by Jon Lawrence
January 21st, 2022, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Crus of Grand Cru Quality
Replies: 178
Views: 7454

Re: 1er Crus of Grand Cru Quality

I am a fan of Jadot's CSJ, I prefer it stop CSD and Chapelle. I have '10 Pousse 60 Ouvrées and have not been impressed with the couple of bottles I have had so far. I had bought some '69 Caillerets a long time ago, I think is was an ex-cellar release, and those bottles were great. I don't have a lot...
by Jon Lawrence
January 21st, 2022, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 130
Views: 5051

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

I love Jadot Corton Pougets(Poujets) A bargain for what you get. First class Corton and domaine wine from Jadot I also love Bertheau Bonne Mares. A bargain for that terroir. Beautiful wine. +1 on the Jadot CP. I have been drinking '10 and '15 that I paid around $70/bottle and I just bought '19 and ...
by Jon Lawrence
January 21st, 2022, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 130
Views: 5051

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

Mongeard Mugneret Echezeaux is one that comes to mind. Just needs forever to be ready I have a bunch of the '05 Eche and GE in 750's and splits that I bought from the Roy Welland auction that have been drinking great since I got them. Somewhat surprised they drank well young given the vintage. I fi...
by Jon Lawrence
January 20th, 2022, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

PCLIN wrote: January 20th, 2022, 12:09 am 6x ‘09 Joseph Drouhin Musigny
6x ‘08 Ausone

I blamed it on my semi-intoxicated state last night.
I recently had a 6-pack of '08 Ausone delivered and I plan on pulling the cork on a bottle next month. According to the notes on CT, this is drinking amazing now.
by Jon Lawrence
January 19th, 2022, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Last week I purchased 3 bottles of '09 Cristal from a wine shop about an hour from me that I had never purchased from before. Yesterday I received a call from FedEx telling me that they have an alcohol delivery for me, but the label does not have my street address listed, just my town and thankfully...
by Jon Lawrence
January 18th, 2022, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite East Coast Wine Site/Shop
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Favorite East Coast Wine Site/Shop

Paul Jaouen wrote: January 18th, 2022, 5:14 pm
K N Haque wrote: January 17th, 2022, 4:45 pm I like Plucky's. Online only, so you can't browse in person, but perfect storage.
The best part is picking up wines and staying for dinner. They have an incredible wine list.
I go for lunch
by Jon Lawrence
January 18th, 2022, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: After Dryuary 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: After Dryuary 2022

First event on the calendar is a make-up Christmas Eve get together. I am going to open some recent arrivals that have been taunting me this month including 2 magnums of Champagne to start, ‘08 DP and ‘08 Comtes, and a bottle of ‘90 GPL and ‘96 Montrose with dinner.
by Jon Lawrence
January 18th, 2022, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some more ‘13 Cristal Rose
by Jon Lawrence
January 13th, 2022, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

‘08 Elisabeth Salmon magnums, ‘19 and ‘20 Jadot Corton-Pougets
by Jon Lawrence
January 10th, 2022, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 UGCB U.S. tour postponed
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Re: 2022 UGCB U.S. tour postponed

I think by March Omicron will have infected a large part of the population leaving behind a lot of infection induced immunity. Barring any new variant emerging in the next month, La Paulé is probably a go. Unfortunately, the price of Burgundy will continue to increase with no relief in sight.
by Jon Lawrence
January 9th, 2022, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Salon
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: 2012 Salon

Recently chased down 2 Mags for EUR 1350 each...thinking about backloading some more but the Salon 2012 seems to not be available widely, any thoughts? Also, has anyone opened a bottle recently? 750's are trading in the UK for about the same price that you paid for the mags and you paid less than 2...
by Jon Lawrence
January 8th, 2022, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I bought more '08 Comtes and '08 Cristal magnums. The supply of '08 is dwindling fast and I think this is my last purchase of '08 magnums. Btw, I heard the '08 Comtes Rosé is set to be released next month. It should be interesting to see where they price it. I have not found good pricing on 08 Cris...
by Jon Lawrence
January 8th, 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

09 Cristal mag 19 Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine 16 Emelien Feneuil Les Basses Croix et Les Gilles 16 Canon 91 Silver Oak I have been debating about the '09 Cristal mags, cheapest mags of Cristal available and I believe Michael said it is drinking well now. It’s drinking awesome, we just popped one la...
by Jon Lawrence
January 8th, 2022, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cristal
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: TN: 2009 Cristal

My condolences Michael. I don't know that we can ask for more than to "live well and go out on one's own terms."
by Jon Lawrence
January 8th, 2022, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

J.Vizuete wrote: January 7th, 2022, 5:05 pm 09 Cristal mag
19 Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
16 Emelien Feneuil Les Basses Croix et Les Gilles
16 Canon
91 Silver Oak
I have been debating about the '09 Cristal mags, cheapest mags of Cristal available and I believe Michael said it is drinking well now.
by Jon Lawrence
January 8th, 2022, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Wine.com sold ‘08 DP Luminous mags a year ago for $399, less $50 with new signup discount. My family all signed up… That was a steal at the price, great buy! Best price now is around $700. I turned down an offer for cases of 08 DP mags at $300 early 2020. Why would I pay that much I told myself? La...
by Jon Lawrence
January 7th, 2022, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I bought more '08 Comtes and '08 Cristal magnums. The supply of '08 is dwindling fast and I think this is my last purchase of '08 magnums.

Btw, I heard the '08 Comtes Rosé is set to be released next month. It should be interesting to see where they price it.
by Jon Lawrence
January 7th, 2022, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

M.Kaplan wrote: January 6th, 2022, 1:10 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 4th, 2022, 2:23 pm
Jon Lawrence wrote: January 4th, 2022, 1:51 pm '08 DP Mags
I should’ve bought more from Kevin when I had the chance.
Wine.com sold ‘08 DP Luminous mags a year ago for $399, less $50 with new signup discount. My family all signed up…
That was a steal at the price, great buy! Best price now is around $700.
by Jon Lawrence
January 6th, 2022, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Tasting Order Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Champagne Tasting Order Thoughts?

Doug Schulman wrote: January 6th, 2022, 5:34 pm I think the order you have is perfect if you’ve got a great bottle of ‘96 Salon. If you have an underwhelming Salon, then it should go before the ‘08s because they’ll be so much better. There’s no harm in tasting the Salon before deciding.
I agree with Doug.
by Jon Lawrence
January 6th, 2022, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: **SOLD OUT**Goal Exceeded!** Post Your Sparkler TNs Here - Spend My Money - Week 6 Virtual Tasting for Charity
Replies: 133
Views: 4188

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Dec30-Jan 6th- Sparklers!

Our bubbly was '02 and '08 Cristal and we had '90 Haut Brion with dinner. The '02 was a bit more advanced than I expected, although I do see there is a lot of bottle variation per the notes on CT. This was all butterscotch and caramel upon opening, like a liquid Werther's original. By the 2nd hour,...
by Jon Lawrence
January 6th, 2022, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: **SOLD OUT**Goal Exceeded!** Post Your Sparkler TNs Here - Spend My Money - Week 6 Virtual Tasting for Charity
Replies: 133
Views: 4188

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Dec30-Jan 6th- Sparklers!

Our bubbly was '02 and '08 Cristal and we had '90 Haut Brion with dinner. The '02 was a bit more advanced than I expected, although I do see there is a lot of bottle variation per the notes on CT. This was all butterscotch and caramel upon opening, like a liquid Werther's original. By the 2nd hour,...
by Jon Lawrence
January 6th, 2022, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de Vougeot: rising stars?
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Clos de Vougeot: rising stars?

I had a '15 H-N CV in November that I thought was drinking quite well.
by Jon Lawrence
January 6th, 2022, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Well, I Thought Cedric Bouchard's Labels Were Bad Before....
Replies: 33
Views: 1717

Re: Well, I Thought Cedric Bouchard's Labels Were Bad Before....

The disgorgment date is actually easy to read. These wines are becoming impossible to find.
by Jon Lawrence
January 5th, 2022, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I paid $458 back in July. Those are in LT storage but the recent purchases are local and should show up around the end of dry January. I am thinking my first weekend in February will be all Champage, 2008 DP vs Comtes from magnums.
by Jon Lawrence
January 5th, 2022, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

'08 DP Mags I should’ve bought more from Kevin when I had the chance. I bought some back in July from a different source and I almost didn't because I own so much of the 750's at a 1/3 of the price. While not unusual for DP mags to be 3x the 750's, I had gotten use to paying 2x for Comtes mags.
by Jon Lawrence
January 5th, 2022, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cork collection
Replies: 51
Views: 2092

Re: Cork collection

I have an oak barrel that is full of corks but I recently bought this from Wine Enthusiast and I like this better because it has more visible surface area and it works as an end table. That's basically what I have except it's full and another side basket is full also. I need something to do with th...
by Jon Lawrence
January 5th, 2022, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199871

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Extracted from a thread to be posted regarding a night of 8 wines that showed their very best: 2008 BILLECART-SALMON CUVEE ELISABETH SALMON BRUT ROSE- 55% Pinot Noir from from Aÿ, Verzy, Verzenay and Mareuil, 45% Chardonnay from Chouilly, Avize and Cramant with 9% still wine from Mareuil; disgorged...
by Jon Lawrence
January 5th, 2022, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE and WAR - Lebanon Wine Documentary
Replies: 59
Views: 3639

Re: WINE and WAR - Lebanon Wine Documentary

I really enjoyed this documentary, great job Mark! I was lucky enough to meet Serge and his son Gaston around '99/'00 at a wine shop on the Upper West Side. I had heard the shop (I can't remember the name, but I can still picture the room) was doing a Musar tasting with Serge and being part Lebanese...
by Jon Lawrence
January 4th, 2022, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

'08 DP Mags
by Jon Lawrence
January 4th, 2022, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cork collection
Replies: 51
Views: 2092

Re: Cork collection

I have an oak barrel that is full of corks but I recently bought this from Wine Enthusiast and I like this better because it has more visible surface area and it works as an end table.
by Jon Lawrence
January 4th, 2022, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine sightings in shows/film
Replies: 62
Views: 2596

Re: Wine sightings in shows/film

I caught this one back in September when I watching reruns of 30 Rock.

by Jon Lawrence
January 3rd, 2022, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 10518

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

Is it February yet?

I am usually dry 3 days a week, but I ordered some non-alcoholic wines/beers for weekends. Hopefully that is not considered cheating.
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: **SOLD OUT**Goal Exceeded!** Post Your Sparkler TNs Here - Spend My Money - Week 6 Virtual Tasting for Charity
Replies: 133
Views: 4188

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Dec30-Jan 6th- Sparklers!

Our bubbly was '02 and '08 Cristal and we had '90 Haut Brion with dinner. The '02 was a bit more advanced than I expected, although I do see there is a lot of bottle variation per the notes on CT. This was all butterscotch and caramel upon opening, like a liquid Werther's original. By the 2nd hour, ...
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon
Replies: 42
Views: 1791

Re: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon

Had the ‘02 P2 last night and it was fabulous. Drank it over 4-5 hours and the last sip at midnight was so intense and an endless finish. Jon I have a couple cases of the ‘02 and a case of the P2 so will share at a future dinner! Looking forward to trying out the ‘12 very soon… We might have to tab...
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon
Replies: 42
Views: 1791

Re: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon

I liked 02 on release and have opened a couple recently and it’s gotten better. I have about as much 02 as I have 12 plus some mags which I’m happy about. How would you compare the original release '02 to the P2? P2 is a bit tighter and less generous on the palate. Both have some nice floral notes ...
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon
Replies: 42
Views: 1791

Re: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 1st, 2022, 9:15 am I liked 02 on release and have opened a couple recently and it’s gotten better. I have about as much 02 as I have 12 plus some mags which I’m happy about.
How would you compare the original release '02 to the P2?
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon
Replies: 42
Views: 1791

Re: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon

Yeah, the 02 transformation has been profound. I had so many disappointing experiences. And then it blossomed and it has been superb for quite some time. This is so painful to read. I bought this on release and never had anything better than a good bottle. Most them had an angry streak of acid and ...
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Salon, just 750's as I don't own a mini-van nor do I have access to great fried chicken.
by Jon Lawrence
January 1st, 2022, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003012

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

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