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by dr0ch
September 2nd, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label
Replies: 31
Views: 1467

Re: A few choice dinner wines: 02 DP, 04 Krug, 08 Rougeard, 94 Hommage, 00 Sorrel, 07 red label

i think the 04 krug is the best krug brut they've put out since 96. It's the best Krug they put out since 2002. :P I like the 95, 98, and 00 more, though that may be more of a function of the bottle age. (96 is obviously the top.) I still think the 03 should not have been made, but then again, ever...
by dr0ch
May 15th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11249

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

David Glasser wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 8:49 pm
My first Guigal LaLa was the 1988 La Turque. I fell in love. .... and that first experience hasn’t been replicated.
+1, except it was the '88 La Mouline for me.
by dr0ch
April 21st, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 881
Views: 58210

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1990 La Grande Dame (magnum) - This was drinking very well. Citrus and toasty notes. Creamy mouthfeel with soft and fine bubbles. There is also a nice acidic spine that adds some bounce to the creamy profile. Really good.
by dr0ch
March 23rd, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fevre: Checking In
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Fevre: Checking In

Maybe just me, but I've had substantially more advanced/oxidized bottles of Clos than any other of the Fevre grand crus. Mostly 04, 07 and 08 vintages.
by dr0ch
August 30th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8288

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by dr0ch
June 3rd, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 881
Views: 58210

Which Champagne are you drinking?

2002 Bollinger RD - extremely good.
2002 Dom Ruinart BdB (dark label) - average, although may have suffered a lot being served right after the RD.
by dr0ch
May 27th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese
Replies: 5
Views: 403

TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese

Thanks for the note David. Have you tried the 01 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese recently?
by dr0ch
May 20th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts - Premox 53 pts
Replies: 14
Views: 750

TN: 2011 Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts - Premox 53 pts

I recall that starting in the 2010 vintage Sauzet began using corks with a 25mm diameter (previously 24mm) and for 2013+ the Bourgogne Blanc was getting Diam. Looks like the increased cork diameter for this bottle of 2011 didn't help.
by dr0ch
June 16th, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Avios Experts Out There
Replies: 30
Views: 1890

Any Avios Experts Out There

Every time I try to book business class flights with Avios (Vancouver to London/Europe), there is never availability. I even try to do it on the 355th day before the flight, but usually only one or two seats left (we need three). Is there any trick to actually being able to use my Avios to get to Eu...
by dr0ch
December 14th, 2014, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982,1989 Mouton, Latour, Lafite, Cheval, 1967 Yquem 1955 Taylor
Replies: 20
Views: 821

TN: 1982,1989 Mouton, Latour, Lafite, Cheval, 1967 Yquem 1955 Taylor

Nice notes Bill. I agree with you about the two bottles of 82 Krug. I thought the second bottle was a notch or two better than the first. Similar developing notes but with more energy and freshness. The 89 Bollinger VVF was outstanding but overall preferred the Krug. I thought the Bollinger was rich...
by dr0ch
December 13th, 2014, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet
Replies: 2
Views: 163

TN: 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet

Thanks for the note Jeremy...a bit worrisome. Had a bottles of 04 Sechet and Forest last week and both were extremely youthful.
by dr0ch
December 3rd, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2011 Bachelet, Barthod and Meo Camuzet (in Canada)
Replies: 0
Views: 160

FS: 2011 Bachelet, Barthod and Meo Camuzet (in Canada)

Over six cases of wine available with lots of cherries from each Domaine.

These wines are available for hand-off in Vancouver or I can ship within Canada at the buyer’s expense/risk.

Please PM for details. Thanks.
by dr0ch
September 25th, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand - crazy auction prices
Replies: 153
Views: 8009

Thierry Allemand - crazy auction prices

M Kelly wrote:Devin Roch - how happy are you that you listened to me?????
Extremely. Your crystal ball was in top form that day.
by dr0ch
June 6th, 2014, 4:45 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2011 Bachelet (in Canada)
Replies: 0
Views: 113

FS: 2011 Bachelet (in Canada)

I have a solid allocation of 2011 Bachelet, including a good chunk of Charmes. Prefer Vancouver pickup or can ship within Canada.

PM for details. Thanks.
by dr0ch
May 19th, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan Wine trip?
Replies: 19
Views: 594

Okanagan Wine trip?

Mark, there is some good info in this thread: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... t=lastella
by dr0ch
April 27th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgundies, Rhone, and 1959 Rivesaltes
Replies: 3
Views: 329

TN: Burgundies, Rhone, and 1959 Rivesaltes

Bill, I have opened 3 bottles of that 07 Gambal over the past few years: one was fully oxidized, the other two were quite advanced. Last night opened my forth bottle, drinkable, but also advanced. Two more bottles to go...
by dr0ch
April 18th, 2014, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Notes on the Top 2004 Red Burgundies -- A Ten Year Review
Replies: 106
Views: 7435

Tasting Notes on the Top 2004 Red Burgundies -- A Ten Year Review

I haven't tasted any of the 04s in this tasting, but every bottle of 04 I have tasted (around 12-18 bottles), besides one (Jean-Michel Guillon Mazis), has been extremely green and nearly undrinkable for me. Recently bottles of Faiveley Latricieres and Mugnier Fuees (both served blind) were undrinkab...
by dr0ch
March 15th, 2014, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Burgundy Pricing
Replies: 170
Views: 9498

2012 Burgundy Pricing

...and for those who came around late enough that the Dujac's and Rousseau's were never within reach, there is little to no pain involved. The problem lies with those of us who were here to see and feel the transition, to experience great wines at this level and gradually see them priced out of our...
by dr0ch
March 12th, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corks do not breathe...
Replies: 45
Views: 1763

Corks do not breathe...

by dr0ch
January 29th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Roumier and de Vogue
Replies: 5
Views: 491

WTB: Roumier and de Vogue

Still looking...
by dr0ch
January 26th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 58
Views: 1759

TN: 2004 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Was served (blind) a 2004 Mugnier Fuees a few weeks ago and it was quite green and easily picked out as a 2004. Some at the table thought it was still decent but I couldn't get past the greenness.
by dr0ch
January 17th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Roumier and de Vogue
Replies: 5
Views: 491

WTB: Roumier and de Vogue

bump.
by dr0ch
January 10th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Roumier and de Vogue
Replies: 5
Views: 491

WTB: Roumier and de Vogue

Looking for 08 and 2010 specifically but will consider other vintages as well.

de Vogue: CM aoc and CM 1er Cru
Roumier: CM aoc, CM Combottes and MSD 1er Cru Clos de La Bussiere

PM if you have some to sell.

Thanks.
by dr0ch
December 8th, 2013, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your #1 Favorite Region?
Replies: 82
Views: 2031

What is your #1 Favorite Region?

Roberto, the poll isn't for best qpr/value, it's for #1 favorite region (yes I'm sure value plays a role in this, but so does quality and familiarity) and those regions you keep mentioning are not going to accumulate many votes, if any. As I said before, let's agree to disagree. Good luck with the c...
by dr0ch
December 8th, 2013, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your #1 Favorite Region?
Replies: 82
Views: 2031

What is your #1 Favorite Region?

Roberto, I think you are missing my points: 1. I disagree that Tre Venezia/Veneto produce higher quality wine than Tuscany/Piedmont. 2. I disagree that in a 20-option poll (which encompasses that entire wine world) regions like Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, Prosecco, etc. deserve their own s...
by dr0ch
December 8th, 2013, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your #1 Favorite Region?
Replies: 82
Views: 2031

What is your #1 Favorite Region?

Roberto, I didn't say Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, Pinot Grigo and Prosecco are obscure. I disagreed that Veneto, etc. 'kicks ass' over Piedmont and Tuscany. I get your point, but even still, these regions above do not warrant their own slot in a 20-option poll that represents all the regio...
by dr0ch
December 8th, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your #1 Favorite Region?
Replies: 82
Views: 2031

What is your #1 Favorite Region?

Craig, you don't need to defend your poll options. They seem perfectly okay to me (and probably to most others as well). If my favorite region wasn't on there, I just wouldn't vote and would move on. Others seem to be offended for some reason. Maybe they should start their own poll then. The #20 opt...
by dr0ch
October 16th, 2013, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy producer produces wines with the best aromatics?
Replies: 38
Views: 1626

What Burgundy producer produces wines with the best aromatics?

Roulot, Coche, Raveneau. All different but equally great.
by dr0ch
June 27th, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the bad burgundy producers?
Replies: 186
Views: 8577

Who are the bad burgundy producers?

The idea that there are no bad producers in Burgundy (only different styles) seems unreasonable. Every region has bad winemakers and bad wine. I think it’s easier for us (those living outside of Burgundy) to name a bunch of good to great producers because that's what the importers bring in (for the ...
by dr0ch
June 22nd, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy collectors...how much do you buy in a good or great vintage?
Replies: 81
Views: 2992

Burgundy collectors...how much do you buy in a good or great vintage?

For vintages I really like, I buy as much as my wallet and allocations will allow. 50% of all my Burgs are from 2010 and 2008. I have a decent chunk of 09s (liking these more and more as they seem to be shedding some fat) and a good bit of 07 whites. I wish I had more 05 and 99 (01 and 02 too, for t...
by dr0ch
June 18th, 2013, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help...my wife hates Zins
Replies: 57
Views: 1368

Help...my wife hates Zins

T Fletcher wrote:my wife hates the notion of even tasting Zinfandel.
Smart lady.
alan weinberg wrote:Zins--I hate them. Send her over and we will drink Burgundy. The brambles in Zin turn me off. But when they hit 30 or so, they smooth out and become drinkable.
+1
by dr0ch
June 13th, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carillon help please
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Carillon help please

Todd, the Domaine was divided starting for the 2010 vintage. According to Meadows, Jacques and Francois each end up with roughly 6ha of vineyards: Perrieres, Macherelles and the villages level vineyard were split in half, Francois has all the Combottes and Jacques has all of the Champ Canet, Referts...
by dr0ch
May 24th, 2013, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne and white Burgs
Replies: 6
Views: 462

TN: Champagne and white Burgs

Rasoul, good point about the (slightly) softer acidity on the finish of the Dauvissat. I remember now chatting about that last night but I forgot about it when I was writing up my notes this morning (now edited).

Roger, your experiences with the Ullysse Colin and Sauzet closely reflect mine.
by dr0ch
May 24th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne and white Burgs
Replies: 6
Views: 462

TN: Champagne and white Burgs

NV Ulysse Collin Champagne Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Pierrières Disgorged October 2012. This was insanely youthful. Pure raw dough notes on the nose with green almonds and hints of green apple after some time in the glass. Precise and focused on the palate but young and not giving much. Lively...
by dr0ch
May 22nd, 2013, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trip’s visit to DC - Capital Grill - Shafer HSS, Rousseau CC, Il Caberlot and etc
Replies: 12
Views: 604

TN: Trip’s visit to DC - Capital Grill - Shafer HSS, Rousseau CC, Il Caberlot and etc

Kevin, thanks for the notes. I opened two bottles of the 04 Fevre Clos back in 2011...one was premoxed and the other was youthful and classic (citrus, saline, minerals) with just a touch of wood. Based on your note and Jeremy's comments I'm concerned about my remaining bottles. For the Boillot Clos ...
by dr0ch
May 22nd, 2013, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12230
Views: 588057

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ryan Caughey wrote:2008 Chateau de La Tour Clos Vougeot VV
2008 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
2010 Jamet Cote Rotie
2010 Clape Renaissance
Well done.
by dr0ch
May 22nd, 2013, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet's Ruchottes 10 vs 07
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Ramonet's Ruchottes 10 vs 07

Thanks for the notes. I love 07 whites and most of what ive had from 2010 has been excellent as well. I have a few 08 Ramonet Ruchottes...been eyeing them as im worried about premox.
by dr0ch
May 22nd, 2013, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Drinking Music
Replies: 73
Views: 1795

Best Wine Drinking Music

Whatever's on Jeremy Holmes' ipod.
by dr0ch
May 16th, 2013, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11's in Bottle and 12's in Barrel in Burgundy
Replies: 27
Views: 1162

11's in Bottle and 12's in Barrel in Burgundy

Don, thanks for the report. I've only been back from Burgundy a few weeks and I'm already missing it! We wanted to visit with MG and Bertheau but the timing didn't work out, so I'm glad to hear you think highly of their 2011s. We had a great dinner at Aupres du Clocher (no Coche Favre, but Selosse, ...
by dr0ch
April 4th, 2013, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Pricing Source?
Replies: 38
Views: 1262

Historic Pricing Source?

Steve, I know the losses suck but you are fortunate to have the option to send a ton of wine to auction and be done with it. I have a good chunk of wine I'm trying to sell, but no local auctions here and I cannot advertise as it’s illegal to sell wine, so selling through friends and word of mouth is...
by dr0ch
April 4th, 2013, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Barolo
Replies: 9
Views: 491

2009 Barolo

I’ve heard it’s an 'open/approachable' vintage, less structured with warmer supple fruit and probably not the best for long-term aging. Perhaps having some similarities to 2007, 2000 and 1997, but it's always tough to make accurate vintage comparisons.
by dr0ch
April 4th, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dinner in LA (Coche, Selosse, Carillon, Montrose, Pappy)
Replies: 24
Views: 964

TN: Dinner in LA (Coche, Selosse, Carillon, Montrose, Pappy)

Punch Above Its Weight ≠ QPR Exactly what I was going to say. Craig, whether Coche is good value or not is completely subjective, but there is no doubt the wines perform well above their level. Not only that, prices we see here in North America are grossly inflated from ex-cellar prices. It is not ...
by dr0ch
April 4th, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dinner in LA (Coche, Selosse, Carillon, Montrose, Pappy)
Replies: 24
Views: 964

TN: Dinner in LA (Coche, Selosse, Carillon, Montrose, Pappy)

Matt...impressive lineup and great notes. My experience with Coche is fairly limited (unfortunately), but every bottle I've had has punched well above its weight and I see that was the case with your PM Enseigneres. Such a great producer. Thanks for posting.
by dr0ch
April 3rd, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph
Replies: 1
Views: 108

WTB: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph

I know it's a long shot, but looking for 6-12 bottles.

Thanks.
by dr0ch
March 27th, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Most Prized Bottle of Wine
Replies: 208
Views: 8779

Your Most Prized Bottle of Wine

I do not have that many super old bottles, but that will come with time. It is just a matter of letting time pass by. I was extremely pleased with some top 2010 red burgs that I got in magnums (have 09's as well but not in magnum) 2010 Comte Liger Belair - La Romanee 2010 Mugnier - Musigny 2010 Rou...
by dr0ch
March 12th, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When to drink your Burgundy
Replies: 169
Views: 5727

Re: When to drink your Burgundy

The fun part is that if I leave this thread I can watch it as it slips into the swamp of obscure back pages. Alex and his droogs can't keep it going. Its a very interesting thread about human response to the perception of threat. The statement: I have tasted/drank more Burgundy than all of you is t...
by dr0ch
March 12th, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Raveneau tasting and impressions of Jacquesson, Hébrart, Chave, Ponsot, Lafarge, SQN, Graham's
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: TN's: Raveneau tasting and impressions of Jacquesson, Hébrart, Chave, Ponsot, Lafarge, SQN, Graham's

Mike, thanks for the great notes. I have a few of these wines and your data points are quite helpful. I had the 08 Raveneau MdT last year in Beaune and after an hour or so of air it was showing very well (in a youthful sort of way) with classic Chablis notes (seashells, sea breeze, minerality, citru...
by dr0ch
March 11th, 2013, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When to drink your Burgundy
Replies: 169
Views: 5727

Re: When to drink your Burgundy

paul hanna wrote:Mostly 20's, 30's, 40's Burgs, some brilliant wines.
They would have been better had you drank them on release. Ask Macaylla.
by dr0ch
March 7th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age do you stop buying Bordeaux?
Replies: 100
Views: 3137

Re: At what age do you stop buying Bordeaux?

I'm 29, and although I'm not buying a ton of Bordeaux these days, I'll probably stop all together around mid-50s...same age I'll stop buying red Burgundy, Northern Rhones and Barolo/Barbaresco...as I prefer these wines with 20-25+ years of age on them.
by dr0ch
March 6th, 2013, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgs, N Rhones, a Bordeaux and a Kracher
Replies: 0
Views: 204

TN: Burgs, N Rhones, a Bordeaux and a Kracher

A few of us got together to discuss our upcoming trip to France with the hopes to get some details sorted out. While a few things did get sorted out, this ended up being more of an excuse to get together and pull some corks than anything else...which I think we were all perfectly okay with. 2008 Lou...

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