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by john stimson
October 20th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 96 Engel Grands-Echezeaux, Drouhin and Arnoux RSV's, and 96 Chevillon LSG
Replies: 1
Views: 79

96 Engel Grands-Echezeaux, Drouhin and Arnoux RSV's, and 96 Chevillon LSG

I decided quite a while ago that if I was really going to be a burgundy drinker, that I would need a lot of wine.  A lot of what went into that realization was nights like this.  Burgundy drinkers know that not every night by a long shot will go as planned, and some claim that true success rates app...
by john stimson
October 20th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 90
Views: 3421

Re: Barolo Sediment

But on the subject of Burgundy sediment and decanting, I do stand up my bottles for anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks depending on how much notice I have, and I double decant before a tasting. I am wondering...when decanting I sometimes see a larger light “fluffy” but non-opaque ?sedi...
by john stimson
October 17th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 22
Views: 782

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

Good luck there. I’m sure many folks here can tell you about mixed results. Not trying to throw water on a hopefully wonderful night, just saying. One of the best meals of my life was there. Another time... The night I dined there must have been “another time”. Yeah the last two times there I've fe...
by john stimson
October 10th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59950

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Same prices for me compared to what I paid in the spring.
by john stimson
October 6th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

In Dan We Trust! Sorta. Hey, after 40 years, I know Dan's palate (perhaps as well or better than Steve Tanzer does) and his overall retail practices extremely well. There are few wines that perhaps I really shouldn't have bought, but a great many that were a revelation and a steal, or an introducti...
by john stimson
October 6th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

John--I presume the cannubi boschis grapes were also included in 2002 as they didn't make this wine in 2002. I have no idea how those grapes fared. Again, the wine surprised me a bit. I'll hold my other bottle for a few more years as in looking at prior reviews it appears to have grown a bit. Actual...
by john stimson
October 6th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

24 hours later, green smoky tannins are much more prominent and the fruit has receded somewhat. Not so appealing any longer. Don't anyone go out and buy any 2002's.
by john stimson
October 6th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Replies: 6
Views: 390

2002 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

Who in their right mind would have purchased 2002 Barolo (aside from Monfortino)? Well, ahem, me--at least a little bit. I bought two bottles of the Sandrone at the behest of my friend and wine merchant, Dan McCarthy, long ago. Last night I needed a few glasses of interesting but not too precious re...
by john stimson
October 3rd, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session

I know there is disagreement, and you may also disagree, but I think 96's from the better producers are vastly superior to 97, and 2000 (can't really pass judgement on 92). I do think you have to be pretty patient, though. It really depends when you did your drinking, John. Up until about 3 years a...
by john stimson
October 2nd, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session

I know there is disagreement, and you may also disagree, but I think 96's from the better producers are vastly superior to 97, and 2000 (can't really pass judgement on 92). I do think you have to be pretty patient, though.
by john stimson
October 2nd, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session

This last round makes one wonder where all the folks are who think there's a problem with the 96 vintage. Aside from some horribly flawed bottles, it sounds like the wines were wonderful and quite remarkable.
by john stimson
September 29th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Fourth Session
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Fourth Session

Thanks for the report Kevin. I still like the vintage quite a bit. The acid, and the hint of lean-ness in some of the wines, for me just provides a tension that enhances the wines in most cases.
by john stimson
September 26th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 82
Views: 4262

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

2008 is probably the last vintage i would choose to evaluate Washington wines. Hard as nails with sort of grumpy fruit, so don't write off Cadence based upon that (if you have them, just wait. It's sort of like owning 1975 Bordeaux). For Cadence, look for 2011.
by john stimson
September 25th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Catherine et Claude Marechal Volnay
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2017 Catherine et Claude Marechal Volnay

I've always loved their Chorey-les-Beaune, but haven't seen it for several years.
by john stimson
September 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 2970

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

If you mean Anne-Claude, the "old dame" died at age 59. Otherwise, i think the sentiments hold true.
by john stimson
September 18th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

Leo--you are correct, but that's what we had to compare. I would much rather have done 93's or earlier.

Interesting thought on the 2016's.
by john stimson
September 15th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 90
Views: 3421

Re: Barolo Sediment

The problem I have with this is when the sediment is on the entire side of the bottle, you are pouring the wine across it, so there's a long stretch of sediment that is exposed to flowing wine. For most wines this doesn't make much of a difference, as the sediments are coarser and tend to tack down....
by john stimson
September 15th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 90
Views: 3421

Re: Barolo Sediment

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by john stimson
September 14th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 90
Views: 3421

Re: Barolo Sediment

Thinking ahead and standing these bottles up a month ahead of time is a real pain in the ass. Then, if the bottle is flawed, not having another properly prepared bottle that has stood for at least a few weeks can be a real problem. So a strategy that I have developed is in the fall to stand up an ar...
by john stimson
September 14th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fourchaume reason I didn't buy enough of these!
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: TN: Fourchaume reason I didn't buy enough of these!

All of my defenders are now gone, so I'm down to my last 1 or 2 MdT's. I've now hidden them from myself, so there's a chance they may survive a little longer.
by john stimson
September 8th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

This sort of tasting can be humbling to those who naturally bias towards the more expensive wine. Not that Jadot CSJ is pricey in the world of CSJ. I sometimes think that the element of terroir that most separates CSJ from the others is a healthy dose of oak. I’m looking at you Rousseau! This was m...
by john stimson
September 7th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

Some of us seem to need a theme to use as an excuse to get together and drink wine.  We've wanted to look further into the St-Jacques vineyards for some time, one thought comparing all of the Clos St-Jacques producers' wines.  But in casting around for an idea, we decided to put that one on hold, an...
by john stimson
September 7th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

I think in terms of airing wine we focus far too much on "oxygen" and diffusion, where there is very little action, and not nearly enough on evaporation and expansion into an airspace above the wine. Outside,the airspace above the wine gets replaced dramatically more frequently than inside in a set...
by john stimson
September 6th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

Wine drinking and tasting is clearly different outside vs inside. For me, if I have a serious tasting, I would much prefer it to be inside vs outside. I think it has to do with air currents on even a day without much wind. I think in terms of airing wine we focus far too much on "oxygen" and diffusi...
by john stimson
September 5th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Quick take on Fèvre Chablis & oyster tasting
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: TN: Quick take on Fèvre Chablis & oyster tasting

Nice report. I have a long and somewhat tortured history with Fevre. before about 2001 or so, quality was disturbingly variable. 2002 on the wines were initially extremely good, but then I was very badly hurt by premox and quit buying. Through all of this the estate was quite up front about their ba...
by john stimson
September 2nd, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

The other key with Faustino and many older Riojas from good years is that they need plenty of air to wake up--an hour or two, or even more. I think many folks fear that they will fade, so consume them before they've woken up, and conclude they are over the hill. In many ways very much like older Ba...
by john stimson
September 2nd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

The other key with Faustino and many older Riojas from good years is that they need plenty of air to wake up--an hour or two, or even more. I think many folks fear that they will fade, so consume them before they've woken up, and conclude they are over the hill. In many ways very much like older Bar...
by john stimson
September 1st, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1557

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

With regard to the first year experienced, it would be the entire range of Colin-Deleger 1995.

with regard to soonest after release, I wouldn't know as I quit buying to age long ago--except Dauvissat Chablis. youngest of these premoxed would 2011's (Forest).
by john stimson
August 29th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Just happened to get a taste of the Niellon 2017 straight Bourgogne Blanc when i was at the local shop the other day--wow, is this delicious. Would put a number of village wines to shame. These days, I'm pretty unlikely to spend up for a PC or GC white burg and play the premox game, so mostly I'm go...
by john stimson
August 23rd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy question: brett vs earth
Replies: 22
Views: 1089

Re: Burgundy question: brett vs earth

Why are you drinking young burgundy, anyway? Hide it for 10 years and you won't have to worry about these notes.
by john stimson
August 22nd, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2806

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

Remind me again what's so incredibly horrible about sulfur that it needs to be avoided at all costs--I forget? The beer industry lobbied for warning label makes them sound scary. Tied into that is the myth that they're a major cause of "red wine headache" and the like. But, really, they have a big ...
by john stimson
August 22nd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2806

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

Remind me again what's so incredibly horrible about sulfur that it needs to be avoided at all costs--I forget?
by john stimson
August 18th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

I didn't even know they made a Griotte. I've found that everything is over-oaked until you get to the Charmes and the Mazy. with age, I've had some very nice examples (93, 95). 1990 was somewhat raisiny.
by john stimson
August 17th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '99 Barthod - Chambolle-Musigny - Beaux Bruns
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: TN: '99 Barthod - Chambolle-Musigny - Beaux Bruns

Barthod's wine do not conform to the generally mistaken characterisation of Chambolle as light and feminine. Any particular reason for decanting? I think it's a mistake unless there are serious reduction or sediment issues. A mistake for Barthod? Burgundy? Wines in general? It might not have been n...
by john stimson
August 15th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1894

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

I'm sure the wine was/is great. Jeremy is an experienced and reliable taster, and i certainly trust his report. I was just trying to clarify Paul's post in light of Stuart's response. There's a lot of love for 2002 Chevillon in this thread, somewhat in contrast with what some of the posters felt in ...
by john stimson
August 15th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1894

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Stuart--I know this may come as a shock (I'm sure it doesn't, because this discussion has been had many times before on this board), but some folks don't like their burgundies to be plush and silky, and liqueur-like notes tend to scare some folks away. (that's why I own much more 2008 and 2010 than ...
by john stimson
August 11th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Same here--tried one on arrival, and have two left. The last of the Mohicans. When I visited, Mattheiu would just roll his eyes when I wanted to talk about it. I think it was sort of his dad's deal--a lot of work for steadily diminishing returns--I think his opinion was it was a lot of wasted energy.
by john stimson
August 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Different wine, but has anyone had any of the Franc de Pied recently from 2011?
by john stimson
August 10th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2357

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 john stimson
August 10th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1920

Re: What is Torrefaction?

for me, since “torrefier” is the French word for roast, as in to roast coffee, I think of torrefaction as the noun for roasted and as a negative attribute for wine. I’m probably wrong. I find the whole thing rather confusing, so I just say "coffee" if I get coffee in the wine, or "roasted" if I fin...
by john stimson
August 8th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2357

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).
by john stimson
August 6th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4495

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Yeah, but he had to leave early to take a nap.
by john stimson
August 6th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2357

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

Kevin--nice to hear of some healthy Dauvissats (my last 2010 was premoxed). I unfortunately now approach that section of my cellar with apprehension instead of anticipation. Your comment on the Dauvissat-Camus had me wondering a bit. Over the years there has been endless discussion about this, but a...
by john stimson
August 2nd, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mini WB offline - 08 Larmandier VV Blanc de Blancs, 1982 Figeac, 2001 Jamet, 1990 Leoville-Barton
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Mini WB offline - 08 Larmandier VV Blanc de Blancs, 1982 Figeac, 2001 Jamet, 1990 Leoville-Barton

By chance, just had the 2001 Jamet, and my take would be fairly similar. Our bottle I think was likely double decanted about 3 hours ahead. a fine bottle, still with plenty of energy to last a number of years yet.
by john stimson
July 31st, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4592

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Rick got into a tiff on I think a politics forum and offended a number of people, who asked the mods to intervene. He was asked to take a leave of absence from the board and chose to not return. This has all been rehashed elsewhere in other threads. Todd has to decide what goes on the board and wha...
by john stimson
July 31st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4592

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Rick got into a tiff on I think a politics forum and offended a number of people, who asked the mods to intervene. He was asked to take a leave of absence from the board and chose to not return. This has all been rehashed elsewhere in other threads. Todd has to decide what goes on the board and wha...
by john stimson
July 30th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1894

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

There was a point in time when I felt that the 2002 Chevillon wines were over-ripe. I didn't buy any, so I only get to re-visit when someone else pulls one out, and haven't sampled one in the last year or year and a half or so. sounds like that wasn't particularly an issue for this one.
by john stimson
July 29th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 09` Cristal, 93` Gaunoux Beaune and 00` Dunn Cab
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Dinner with 09` Cristal, 93` Gaunoux Beaune and 00` Dunn Cab

Nice to hear about the Gaunoux. I bought a number a while ago (other vintages--99 and 2005) and so far have found them to be in that perpetually restrained, "never quite ready" style of the old deMontille regime.

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