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by Jerry Hey
January 18th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Bound in February
Replies: 20
Views: 1164

Re: Paris Bound in February

If it is maybe a one time family trip to Paris, I think a trip to the Eiffel Tower is a must for the kids especially. It's something they won't forget, judging from my two and my grandson. We've been to Paris twenty times and stay near Rue Cler, a great pedestrian food market street, and the Eiffel ...
by Jerry Hey
January 12th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1290

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

1988, 2001, 1986
by Jerry Hey
January 7th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: Hard season in Paris.

Second week of February for our trip. All our restaurants are within a half an hour walk, but hope we don't have to.
by Jerry Hey
January 4th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: TN: 2000 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles

It's an old school bottle and label but I do like the Grenouilles from la Chablisienne in recent vintages.
by Jerry Hey
December 27th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 166
Views: 15135

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I had 08 Dom vs 08 Vilmart CdC for Christmas eve and the favorite was the Vilmart which had more lemony spine and verve than the Dom with its brioche yeasty creaminess. It will be interesting to see how they both develop.
by Jerry Hey
December 26th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis

I tried one last week and was also impressed. A great QPR.
by Jerry Hey
December 25th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve - '08 Dom vs. '08 Vilmart CdC
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Christmas Eve - '08 Dom vs. '08 Vilmart CdC

Christmas eve called for a blind tasting of 2008 Champagnes, Dom and Vilmart CdC. Most at the table identified the Vilmart and Dom; similar light golden color, with the Vilmart lemony focused nose and the Dom's brioche yestiness. The Vilmart had more spine and intensity while the Dom had more creami...
by Jerry Hey
December 19th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

The 98 Gouges LSG was fairly open and drinkable this week, but still on the rustic side. I'm not sure if more time would help or if the vintage characteristics would win out.
by Jerry Hey
December 16th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC vs Leroy
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: DRC vs Leroy

Paul you are drinking very very well lately. Thanks for all your posts.
by Jerry Hey
December 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers

What a wonderful tasting - thanks for some great notes.
by Jerry Hey
December 16th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Les Amoureuses Dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Les Amoureuses Dinner

Thanks for the notes, especially on the 96 Groffier. My bottle a few years ago didn't seem quite ready so I'm hoping it has developed as yours has. And the 2001 Dujac Clos St Denis has always been a favorite.
by Jerry Hey
December 15th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bit Of A Christmas Drink
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: A Bit Of A Christmas Drink

Drinking very well, Jeremy.
by Jerry Hey
November 24th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 30
Views: 3700

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

Thomas Puricelli wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 4:52 am
Check out Hotel Drisco. Above cow hollow and the marina in pacific heights.
+1
by Jerry Hey
November 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite town in Provence, and your favorite Bandol not named Tempier
Replies: 47
Views: 3349

Re: Your favorite town in Provence, and your favorite Bandol not named Tempier

Visit Chateau Pibarnon, great location and were serving up their 2001 rouge as well as younger vintages when I was there in July. Eat at Hostellerie Berard in La Cadiere d'Azur. Pretty little hill top town and an excellent 2 Michelin star restaurant. The restaurant in the Hotel Ile Rousse in Bandol...
by Jerry Hey
November 16th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 2100

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

For me, CC doesn't have the depth and complexity of the other Grand Crus. It is more in line with a Grand Cru Chablis. I've had plenty of wines from various producers and while some have been very enjoyable, like older Bonneau du Martray and even Coche, those just don't develop into the honey, nutty...
by Jerry Hey
November 14th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2453

Re: Ponsot...in general

I had the 99 and 05 Clos de la Roche two weeks ago. The 99 was stellar, easily one of the best red Burgs I've had recently. The 05 wasn't as open and held a lot in reserve, but both were excellent bottles. A case of 85 CdlR bought on release has only gotten better over the years and my last bottle w...
by Jerry Hey
November 11th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3783

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

"If" premox is solely due to a cork issue, then why aren't red wines affected at that same rate, or even at all??
by Jerry Hey
October 27th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

The 88 Yquem is one of the best vintages for me. I had a 375 of the 83 last weekend and it was the best of a case I bought on release, honey and full bodied, but didn't have the verve and spine of the 88.
by Jerry Hey
October 22nd, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: Wines with white truffles

Kris Patten wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 9:58 pm
Jerry,

Formal culinary training at some point or passion and trial?
Kris - Probably no culinary school but I do like finding some good sounding recipes and tweaking them. The dinners I fix are all centered around what wines we are having.
by Jerry Hey
October 20th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Wines with white truffles

Last night I held a dinner featuring white truffles and wines with members of our wine group. Dinner was a lobster salad, duck prosciutto, and castlevere olives to start; scallop on a bed of wild rice and mushrooms with white truffles; risotto with white truffles; duck confit Hachis Parmentier with ...
by Jerry Hey
October 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1341

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

I just wish there was a little more seating, but I've seen both and they are well were a visit.
by Jerry Hey
October 14th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends

Great tasting and notes! The '88 Clos du Mesnil is an amazing wine and also the finest Champagne I have ever had.
by Jerry Hey
October 11th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6129

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Kris Patten wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Either 1995 Heidsieck Blanc de Millenaires or 2008 DP. Probably Heidsieck this year, like a cellar full of DP 2008 in 20-30 years though.
I loved the 95 Heidsieck and the Dom 08 also. And with that I'd include the 08 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee.
by Jerry Hey
September 30th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Wines with friends

Richard Flack - I've had hachis parmentier with duck confit several times in France so I think it is the proper term for this dish. And that is what d'Artagnan calls it in its recipe as well.
by Jerry Hey
September 30th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Wines with friends

Nathan V. wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 10:38 am
Jerry Hey wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 11:08 am

Hachis Parmentier with duck confit
Am I interpreting this correctly that you used duck confit instead of ground beef to make the hachis? That's interesting.
Yes - I basically used this D'Artagnan recipe - https://www.dartagnan.com/duck-confit-p ... ecipe.html
by Jerry Hey
September 30th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Wines with friends

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Sounds like a pleasant evening Jerry. Could have been a great evening with a Burg or two!
Agree. I had an 89 Armand Pommard Epeneaux standing up and ready to go but with only three of us drinking we had enough wine.
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Caroline Morey, 2015 Faiveley
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: TNs: 2017 Caroline Morey, 2015 Faiveley

Nice notes on Caroline's wines - I really like those.
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Wines with friends

Kris - we spent a week with them in Menerbes last year and unfortunately couldn't make it this year so we wanted to relive their time this year vicariously. Brad - yes that midwest upbringing is impossible to lose. Basically a fancy shepherd's pie with porcini, duck confit, and black truffle butter ...
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Wines with friends

alan weinberg wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 12:19 pm
hachis parmentier = shepherd’s pie, n’est-ce pas? Sort of like calling toast pain grillé, sounds way better! Glad you saved the burgundy for me.
And I'll pour some burgundy with this dish for you soon...It was really good.
by Jerry Hey
September 29th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Wines with friends

Last night's dinner was with friends who just returned from three weeks mostly in Menerbes, France, so we had to hear all about it. The weather was a little cool and misting so it was a good night for some comfort food and good wines. Roasted figs with chèvre and balsamic vinegar, marcona almonds, S...
by Jerry Hey
September 27th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters

WOW Brad - '45 Mouton is one that I'd love to try but probably never will. Probably more from a sentimental viewpoint of WWII for me, but I'm glad to hear the wine was showing well.
by Jerry Hey
September 19th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 33
Views: 1854

Re: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

I had a taste of the 03 Beaucastel last weekend. Lots of funk and brett and not a lot of fruit. It wasn't my bottle so who knows about storage and it seemed like this one may have been compromised.
by Jerry Hey
September 18th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 3175

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

c fu wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 10:00 am
you think they'll process some refunds for me?
+1 - most recently a 2004 and a 2007 Chevalier opened on the same night.
by Jerry Hey
September 10th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: No One Knows

When you have wines like that, it doesn't matter if anyone knows. They are all good....
by Jerry Hey
September 5th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s

The JN Gagnard wines from the late 70's and 80's were special. And also the Madame Colin les Demoiselles

IMHO, from my dinners, a great white burgundy almost always is the WOTN besting red burgs or Bordeaux. After 4 hours they just seem to start to open up, about time when most dinners are long over.
by Jerry Hey
September 4th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Only had it once but thoroughly enjoyed it.
by Jerry Hey
September 2nd, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret

Nice to hear. I stopped buying this domaine when a case of this from the 1996 vintage was horribly premoxed after a couple years.
by Jerry Hey
September 1st, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1643

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Don Cornwell's annual tastings are 7 years after a vintage and sadly there have been several cases of premox at those nights.
by Jerry Hey
September 1st, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1643

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

1995 Mikulski Meursault Genevrieres was my first premox bottle.
by Jerry Hey
August 24th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

I opened the first of my '17 PYCM St. Aubin en Remilly. Slightly cloudy; a little matchstick on the now with the lemon creaminess I associate with his wines. Certainly could use some more time but it went down easily and quickly.
by Jerry Hey
August 24th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: From Brussels north to Amsterdam
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: From Brussels north to Amsterdam

Le Rabassier in Brussels was very good last year.

De Pepermolen in Bruges was casual but good. It's across the street from Rock Fort that was also recommended.
by Jerry Hey
August 20th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

Thanks for the notes, Don. At the 2004 Don Cornwell blind tasting a few years ago the La Tache was easy to spot with its brilliant color and strength of flavors and aromas. Maybe it's time to try a 2004 DRC.
by Jerry Hey
August 17th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 665

'04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin

Dinner with Alan Weinberg and wives last night at Knife Pleat in the South Coast Plaza in Orange County, Ca. Tony Esnault is the chef is the space that used to be Marche Moderne, but is unrecognizable from that restaurant. Contemporary but a nice feeling. The food was outstanding - I had lobster ris...
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2315

Re: 09 Wine

alan weinberg wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Jerry Hey wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
2009 Roulot Meursault Perrieres and 2009 Rousseau Clos St Jacques were both outstanding last year at Epicure in Paris.
food wasn’t bad either, I bet.
The food at Epicure is near classic perfection.
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2315

Re: 09 Wine

2009 Roulot Meursault Perrieres and 2009 Rousseau Clos St Jacques were both outstanding last year at Epicure in Paris.
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

Nice note, I’ve been really enjoying the 2012s from PYCM, he does so well in the riper vintages. His 12 CC is spectacular, here’s a note from a couple of years ago: Totally agree. Really love his 2012's and the CC is spectacular. Thanks, Brad, I haven't started on my GC and 1er cru PYCM wines yet, ...
by Jerry Hey
August 14th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

B. Buzzini wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 5:28 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
sounds great—and I see some empty slots in those racks, Buzz!
Been on a more drink, less buy diet. First child heading to college in fall. :-o
Happens to the best of wine buyers....I was there once.
by Jerry Hey
August 10th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Lafon Clos de la Barre
Replies: 3
Views: 310

2013 Lafon Clos de la Barre

Looking for something good to have with Parmesan crusted mahi mahi, I decided on this. The screw was tough to get started in the Diam that Dominique is now using. The wine opened with a bit of sulfur which blew off quickly, and the light green gold color suggested a much younger wine. Citrus notes w...

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