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by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?
Replies: 36
Views: 2337

Re: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?

I just saw that I have one left. So I guess I bought a three-pack and had sorta forgot about it. Now I definitely want some more recent vintages.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Agreed. I think I have said that as well. Note that I have been saying Chene Vert is better than Dioterie, IMHO. As these are different vineyards, it really does vary by vintage and personal taste.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

It’s not that easy, Julian. Turns on the vintage. If arm-twisted, it would be Croix Boisse as it is consistently better across the vintages. That said, I think Baudry was even once quoted as saying, in classic years, Grezeaux can be his best wine. It certainly is more archetype classic Loire Cab Fra...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Ok dummy me, google is my friend. An excellent website in English, describing quite nicely the range of wines and the details of all recent vintages:

https://www.chateau-thivin.com/en/wine/
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Oh that’s cool, the La Chappelle cuvee!! That is one of the real highlights of the range in 2018! William - What’s the story behind all these Thivin cuvees now? I’ve been buying Thivin for as long as I can remember, and these cuvees like La Chappelle, Zachariah, Griottes, Bertrand, et al, just seem...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?
Replies: 36
Views: 2337

Re: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?

m. ristev wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 6:15 pm
just saw the 18 for $106 pileon
Ouch.

I was even offered the 3.14 for less than that. I passed, and am sorta regretting it now.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 31st, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

The 2014 is Magnum Unfortunately the Boisee (red and white) is not available in magnums It is the polished Chinon. I guess even Leve would like it pileon Ha, Leve would call them “charming” and rate them an 89! [wow.gif] Joz-Euro-F, I would get them all. Seriously. Solid wines, solid vintages, nice...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?
Replies: 36
Views: 2337

Re: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?

Second night, 1/4 bottle left, was sensational. One of those wines that I for sure wish I had bought more. Much more.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

The 2015 Guillot is sensational, probably the best Baudry has made since I started trying his wines vintages 2005 forward. The funniest thing. As I am reading this I have another tab open with this wine available for 18 € a bottle. [oops.gif] All. Day. Long. I reloaded after trying it, so did a dou...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

The 2015 Guillot is sensational, probably the best Baudry has made since I started trying his wines vintages 2005 forward.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Not surprisingly on your two posts, Otto and Ramon, I was indeed doing some shopping today.....
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12955
Views: 630849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A three-pack of 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc.

Did you all know this is William Kelley's winery? I'm giving it a whirl. I do love Loire Chenin.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5020

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Yea Herwig, that Beringer Knights Valley in the early 1990s, especially the 1991, was something else! Was grabbing it for under $15, actually $12.99 sticks in my head. Don’t know if the winemaking or my palate changed, but I stopped buying in the latter 1990s.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12955
Views: 630849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My last two just last year were lovely but definitely starting the slop down. But again, really lovely. MarkG says the magnums are great.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 30th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12955
Views: 630849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Those La Louvieres were nicely priced. I think that vintage is in the “drink now or sooner” column.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Robert - I believe that is Oxonian mannerisms.... (but, hey, the Brits are proving as stupid as we are/vice versa). You are calling William a cow, a steer? I mean, I know I’m a yak, but William is above that fray. Maybe a Texas Longhorn? That’s a lot of bull. Damn this Ultime is wonderful, just fin...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Ok I’m eating some words on Metras, inspired by William to pop one today:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=141025&p=2946729#p2946729

2014 Metras l’Ultime.

Granted, this is supposedly the flagship cuvee, and it ain’t cheap!
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?
Replies: 36
Views: 2337

Re: TN: 2014 Yvon Métras Fleurie L'Ultime - Huh, $75 bucks for a stinkin' Beaujolais!?

Yea, you might think we're nuts. Beaujolais is Coca-Cola wine, right? Hah. Not so fast, sonny, though on reflection, $75 is still a bit nutty. **** Excellent. Love it. Cannot say it's worth the price in this vintage. I’m gonna eat my words. This wine is excellent and worth the price. So I’ve been j...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

100%, Marcus. I was just staring at some 2015 Metras a few minutes ago, jonesing for a quality Beaujolais. I have no basis to say this other than gut instinct, but I think they are made to be enjoyed promptly and storage carries some long-term risk. And they are amazingly expressive and aromatic on ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-UCb3zJFkp/?igshid=1wl2j57mlu876 Honestly, this is about the best thing I’ve seen a wine critic do in recent times. Perhaps partly it is due to William providing such depth of attention and context to a region that other critics do not, and most do not seem to understan...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12955
Views: 630849

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Popped into a local retailer who look dead today. Grabbed some vino for the wife, including a nice little 2010 Chateau de Fieuzal , Pessac-Leognan, for myself, only to hear the nice lady tell me this has been the best month that they have ever had. Of course, they’re are in the wealthiest neighborho...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 8:36 am
Baudry releases this excellent wine in Magnums
Buy!!!

Hmmm. I did not know. I have a proverbial shit-ton of Baudry but have never seen a magnum.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 39
Views: 1074

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

You could not have picked a more classic Loire CF! IMHO, it’s even the most classic in Baudry’s stable. I have the 2016, but have not cracked one, I always think Grezeaux needs the most time. Funny side note, I ordered, by accident, the Croix Boissee 2016 three times from three different retailers, ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 29th, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil

Yes 2005, that was a typo above that I just corrected.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 28th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

I’m drinking the 2018 Rodnick Farm right now. Complete soil-to-glass transfer, pure ripe brambly fruit. A juice bomb without over-ripeness, great acid and structure. Is there carbonic on this wine? Reminds me of the meatier versions of Beaujolais, say like a Chateau Thivin. Doesn’t have the funk tha...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 28th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA K&L Wines Website is down
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: PSA K&L Wines Website is down

Alan Rath wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forget all that biblical stuff, this is real sign that the end is nigh.
No way.

That’s Waffle House. Locusts come after the closings.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 28th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2782

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

On thing that struck me today, got yet another emailer today from a well known retailer touting a $300 wine. This retailer has had quite a few emailers back to back with very very high-end wines, as if nothing is going on in the universe or with our economy.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 28th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil

Cris Whetstone wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:59 am
Julian Marshall wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:43 am
I didn't realise at the time that any Chinon could "achieve" that sort of level.
I had the same reaction when I read the label. I guess 2005 was hotter in France than I thought.
2005 Joguet Dioterie is all of 14.5% and is a big rich wine, definitely ripe but also with big structure.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 28th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

Brandon - I think your understanding is incorrect. There has been Beaujolais - I'm assuming you mean Gamay, that aged well as long as there has been Pinot Noir that aged well. In times past most wines were consumed young in part because they didn't have bottles. So you keep tapping the barrel and b...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 28th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: Clos de L'Olive - Chinon - 1989 - Couly-Dutheil

As always, Julian, your posts are great, so informative.

I’ve had such variable experience with this estate that I avoid it. I cannot even say that I have had more than one “wow” moment with it. To bad as I see posts from time to time from others that have had bottles that are singing.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 63
Views: 5177

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

Luma in Orlando, with a pretty decent list, is selling bottles at 50% list price.

Some decent deals, like 2015 Opus One for $225.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1664

Re: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 5:52 pm
I would think Halcon Vineyard would trump them all. Paul could give us figures. It snows there regularly.
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by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

I can see Hardy’s admiration for Souhaut. Popped one of his Mourvèdre tonight. Pure, transparent. Total soil-to-glass transfer, or as the AFWE snobs likes to say, STGT. This country bumpkin just says, “shucks, this here wine taste like fresh yardbird off the lawn”. I honestly have no idea what that ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

I love my Beaujolais baby fresh. Like my Kabinett!

And I’m not talking Nouveau, I’m talking the Crus.

I only hold a select few for more serious aging, like Roilette.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Oh shoot, I was focused on 2016 vintage, a yummy one. Glad to see 2018 much cheaper but I’m uncertain about this vintage and it’s ripeness. Was just disappointed with Bouland’s flagship cuvee, Delys 1926.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Hardy I can see from your style while you like Souhaut. I’m not sure how that wine fell off my radar, I guess two of my go-to retailers stopped carrying them (just checked). I need to get back at them. The gamay, by the way, is really good, unique and generally quite fresh and soulful. Thank you- I...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 505
Views: 24084

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 9:07 am
2017 Monte Bello, half a box of 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva (.375) and half a box of NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Brut Rosé (.375)
Sigh.....

Retired and buying a 2017 MB. Aye Chico.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1844

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

2001 left bank Bordeaux - I always thought it was very good, but these days it’s delicious. I agree 100%. Feel the same about 2004. Todd disagree, but we all know he has a Cali-palate! [wow.gif] WRONG! I love 2001! Just don't like 2004 all that much Have you tried that 2001 Sociando Cuvee Jean Gaut...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 27th, 2020, 3:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Hardy I can see from your style while you like Souhaut. I’m not sure how that wine fell off my radar, I guess two of my go-to retailers stopped carrying them (just checked). I need to get back at them. The gamay, by the way, is really good, unique and generally quite fresh and soulful.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Ha. I should have asked you, “what doesn’t Marcus drink!?!” Great list!
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 505
Views: 24084

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Biggio on Tuesday, Dirty and Rowdy yesterday.

Some fun stuff!
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

So I’m unpacking my Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre from the Berserker Relief package, dropping Sir Wallace an email note on what to pop first, and it hit me, I wonder what he drinks. Is he a fan, like me, of old world Mourvedre, the game, the funk, the chewy meaty red-fruit qualities. These are things th...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new cellar from cellarraiders
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: new cellar from cellarraiders

Some of the pricing was pretty tempting!

I had to hit delete!
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 43
Views: 1593

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

What if one's idea of pleasure in the context of Beaujolais equals high acidity, moderate alcohol and overwhelming freshness? [snort.gif] I always find myself nodding my head yes every time I read something you write. I think we might be spirit brothers from far away lands! Hope you don't mind, but...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1844

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

Would love people's thoughts on Rhone vintages that have turned out to be unexpectedly good. My experience is limited, but perhaps: 1994, 2011? I’m a big fan of 2011 Northern Rhône’s. Have had mean beauties. Popped a personal fave of mine last night, 2011 Gonon St Joe, and it was singing. Juge is g...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 43
Views: 1593

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

Thanks, Williams. As all, your notes and comments are sensational. Would love to see that video linked here for all of us if that does not violate any TWA rules. I've always said I have a country palate - Craig G calls it a yak palate - so frankly, readers should follow William for guidance. Heck, I...
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 43
Views: 1593

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

William Kelley wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 8:56 am
Just about to open the bottle so the moment of truth arrives. But, Robert, can you confirm you opened the "Vieilles Vignes de 1926"? Because in 2018, Daniel also made a young vine Delys bottling which is labeled as merely Delys.
Here it is....

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by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1844

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

I may be a little colored as I have more recently had a killer 04 VCC, Ducru and La Conseillante. I’m not putting one over the other just yet. I went back to the well to buy more of that VCC.
by Robert.A.Jr.
March 26th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1844

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:52 am
2001 left bank Bordeaux - I always thought it was very good, but these days it’s delicious.
I agree 100%. Feel the same about 2004.

Todd disagree, but we all know he has a Cali-palate!

[wow.gif]

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