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by A Songeur
January 20th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3370

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Thanks Bill, I also have moved to Jerome's and tasted his St Denis last summer....Great guy! Great wines! I agree with you but you can only get a bottle or 2 of his Grand crus as his holdings are very limited... I only bought 2009 and 2012 Bertagna... the 2009 is excellent...have not tasted the 2012...
by A Songeur
January 19th, 2020, 2:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 81
Views: 2912

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

PYCM by a country mile then not sure between

Then small quantities
Lafon
Dauvissat
Barraud (Pouilly fuisse)
Lamy H
Buisson Charles and Boillot
by A Songeur
January 11th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2988

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Wait for Donald to slap a 100% duty... You'll spend the same amount but your wife will believe you are on a budget when you tell her about the quantity reduction... plus all these s..t 25$ bottles will cost you the 50$ sweetspot where people say you get best value for money!...
by A Songeur
January 11th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3370

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Nobody mentions Bertagna although in his Burgundy book Bill Nanson praises this wine. Any good?

I have purchased Ponsot, Jouan, Bertagna and Castagnier but have only opened the Ponsot 98 (excellent) and the Bertagna 2009 (a bit young but commendable).
by A Songeur
January 9th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

I agree!... the P&F are good wines... very trustworthy... but not special... The domaine are well worth the premium... but are very difficult to get. (I just got a Malconsorts and a Morey Domaine this year... Keeps the Lady happy as if I could get 12 bottles..., I would buy them without hesitation...)
by A Songeur
January 8th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

The CC 2016 was Bill Nanson white burg of the year, I think....2017 should be no slouch
by A Songeur
January 8th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 29
Views: 2857

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

Beyond the usual suspects mentioned above, I love the Pernand ss Fretille in the "cheapies" and the Corton Charlie in the "toppies"... of course, I have not access to all the wines mentioned although I get plenty including the 2 I recommend, having opened a bottle of the fretille 2017 which was supe...
by A Songeur
January 7th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 34
Views: 1517

Re: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 3:02 pm
I would happily buy every bottle of that '15 Bourgogne I could find at $50.
I only managed 10 bottles ... and it is gorgeous...


...but 50$????...somebody is making a huge profit...and it aint the producer...
by A Songeur
January 6th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 34
Views: 1517

Re: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne

Excellent wine although I don't have a clue why it cost 50 $ in US.... even with the Donald's tax...
It will be interesting to see the changes brought by the tall boy who is taking over.
by A Songeur
December 17th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12546
Views: 605094

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I suppose. for the moment, some producers will store the wine with hoping the duty will disappear in a year or 2. After all, many fine wines after some years in bottle... It may be harder for the profession though... who will need to minimise duty incurring stocks...
by A Songeur
December 16th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers

Interesting reading ... and salivating. I somehow managed to buy the 5 CSJ 2010 so will organise something around say 2025 (?). The Rousseau (secondary market) cost me as much as the 4 others together...
by A Songeur
December 16th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: TNs: 2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts

Are you sure about this having a big impact? It seems to me Charles de Canneyt is more a Business man rather than a viticulteur/winemaker... but I may be wrong (somebody can correct me if needed)
by A Songeur
December 16th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: TNs: 2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts

I bought a 12 case of HN Suchots 2006, I only got a 6 case of HN Suchots 2010 and then only 3 bottles of HN Suchots 2012... all for roughly the same price... The Suchots 2006 is a fantastic wine... I dare not open the later vintages...
by A Songeur
December 14th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2069

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

Bidders are not always stupid. Some may overbid for a reason There are now many "alternative" funds who invest in wines. Assume you are one of them and own 100 cases of say Latour 1989. the market price is say 700 $ a bottle. Your books evaluates your 100 cases (1200 bottles) at 840000 $. A 6 bottle...
by A Songeur
December 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 50
Views: 2479

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Well the customer should be right. If there is confusion, there is a need for improvement and I can think of having distinctive label as not a tiny mention somewhere. On the other hand I stopped buying Jadot because of the 1855 saga. When 1855 were in big difficulties, I contacted both 1855 (I as a ...
by A Songeur
December 9th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two early 2015s
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: TNs: Two early 2015s

Waoooh a CSJ 2015 in 2019!... and singing!... well done
by A Songeur
December 8th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck Top 100 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 4649

Re: Dunnuck Top 100 2019

... so most wines are 2016 and 2017.... he likes his wines alcoholic, young, fruity and tannic... Burgundy does not get much love... and I most probably won't have any of these wines...
I would bet many of these wines are above 14.5 degrees of alcohol so these should not get the 25% duty...
by A Songeur
December 6th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12546
Views: 605094

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Vernay Terrasses, Chaillees and Vernon 2018
Esmonin Gevrey CSJ, GC VV and GC 2017
by A Songeur
December 4th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1193
Views: 63974

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Apparently the Chinese have not (yet) bought into Champagne....

With global warming...Champagne exports to UK will crash down... as Sussex bubbly may take over...
As a true "Brit", I down a few cases a year...
by A Songeur
November 27th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Don't know for CSJ Jadot... but some 2015 still drink well and waiting for 2039 does not look an attractive idea... even if it will be better then
by A Songeur
November 26th, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 21116

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

It is far too early to speculate and draw conclusions. Clearly, WA needs a turn round as it is suffering from RP departure and from head on competition from Vinous which has hired great names. Nothing tells us WA will go towards anonymous ratings or otherwise. The restaurant Business is quite differ...
by A Songeur
November 24th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12546
Views: 605094

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bottle of Jamet Cote rotie 2016, a bottle of Gonon St Joseph 2017 (you talk so much about it...but the shop only accepted to sell me one as Gonon has only 5 hectares and people fight for it) and a St Joseph from an up and coming producer (2 years and the shop keeper already thinks he 'll be as goo...
by A Songeur
November 18th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3407

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

When I start learning to play a piece of music (currently Waldstein sonata), I start playing bad... the reason I persevere is I hope to play it better and better. Of course, once I have practised it a lot and speak out my interpretation, it may become a bit subjective to judge whether I played it be...
by A Songeur
November 17th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8444

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Robert,
how did you like the Mugneret Gibourg?
by A Songeur
November 17th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2005 Hudelot-Noellat VR “Beaumonts”??
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: TN 2005 Hudelot-Noellat VR “Beaumonts”??

Probably a label mistake... these things happen and I trust the cork more because they put it while bottling whereas the label is often put just before shipping.
by A Songeur
November 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8444

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

I went to Burgundy for a very short trip , tasted at 4 top domaines . Obviously , my opinion is irrelevant but for what it is worth , my conclusion is the same as Claude Kolm’s . The reds are very high in alcohol and it shows ( aftertaste... ) but I don’t know if this will also be like that once th...
by A Songeur
November 14th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1537

Re: Wines helped by climate change

MMMMhhh.... I understand... wines are getting better... not my fault... global warming...yep, let's have a bit more... I'll try this one on my best part "I drink more because it gets better..".... so transparent... she is going to love it
by A Songeur
November 8th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8444

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

I tasted at Bart, Castagnier and Mugnier and was very impressed (as was my best part...). It was mentioned though that some producers got it wrong. There was no lack of elegance ... (nor ripeness and structure...)
by A Songeur
October 28th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 53
Views: 2680

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

I like, but don’t love 03 Pavie. It’s a good, but not great wine that is not as interesting today as it was 5/8 years ago. My guess is it will become even less interesting over time. . I have yearly notes on 03 Pavie on my site. It was interesting to track the development of the wine over time when...
by A Songeur
October 14th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1193
Views: 63974

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Fingers crossed! Burg 2018 may be slightly cheaper on this side of the pond... or not get increase as much as expected... Dream on!
by A Songeur
October 3rd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Having your wines in Seckford does not look good if you have to pay an extra 25% Trump duty...
But, of course, I can solve your problem... [cheers.gif]
I'll drink to you and Emma
by A Songeur
October 2nd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Brady,
I thought you only bought Clos St Jacques and Combe aux Moines...
Hope you enjoy life across the (large) pond.
by A Songeur
September 26th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune

Best is to visit a producer you like... possibly with a phone call before. Other plan if no time nor knowledge: It is wine fair in supermarkets... you may find some good stuff at decent prices... alternative is on the main road between Beaune, Nuits, Vosne... you have quite a few wine producers who ...
by A Songeur
September 10th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you eat grapes?
Replies: 49
Views: 1892

Re: Do you eat grapes?

This is grape eating season and I really love red Muscat grapes... September October delight... so tasty
by A Songeur
September 9th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3919

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

An excellent rationale for releasing later!...
by A Songeur
September 9th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3919

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

When I visited domaine Mugnier in June, they told me the 2013 Musigny would be the first to be released but they had decided against when they tasted it... si so far no late Musigny release for Mugnier... as 2012 was released with other wines. [cheers.gif] I don't blame them as cash does not bear in...
by A Songeur
September 3rd, 2019, 1:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 23
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Opened a Auslese 84 Abtsberg 2011 to confirm.... and it was a beauty great balance quite botritised an absolute delight...
Some "experts" told me they had lower quality in the early 2000s which may explain they lost their cultish following.
by A Songeur
September 2nd, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1929

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

Alex, I think it is easier to get into fine Bordeaux for several reasons: - Bordeaux: there is the 1855 classification and a chateau equals one owner and produces a very large number of bottles a year. - Burgundy is a minefield as you have a combination of terroirs/climats and producers which multip...
by A Songeur
August 27th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12546
Views: 605094

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 PYCM Aubin Remilly 2017 PYCM Aubin Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Hommage à Marguerite 2006 Charles Joguet Chinon Franc de Pied Les Varennes du Grand Clos 2017 Domaine G. Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras 2013 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-M...
by A Songeur
August 17th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '99 Barthod - Chambolle-Musigny - Beaux Bruns
Replies: 12
Views: 749

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

Because I poured a drop before leaving... and the wine was so good...afterwards when shared with another Wine forumite.
by A Songeur
August 17th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '99 Barthod - Chambolle-Musigny - Beaux Bruns
Replies: 12
Views: 749

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. Actually, we decanted a 2011 Barthod les cras (opened before the concert, d...
by A Songeur
August 13th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2317

Re: 09 Wine

Brady, I suppose William means high prices... which would deter him from backfilling even if he wanted to.
Hoping you are doing well across the pond...
by A Songeur
August 13th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2317

Re: 09 Wine

What are the producers that avoided the facile plague? Interesting is Grivot as I just checked I bought very long on Grivot (not a bad idea as he then increased his prices big time... but only if the wines are any good...)
by A Songeur
August 11th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

If yoiu want some drinking Barthods, the Bourgogne (bons batons) and the Chambolle villages both drink beautifully young (hard to resist but also drink well aged...) and box well above their rank. 1er crus take a long time or you need to decant... Grivot lower levels also drink very well young now h...
by A Songeur
August 11th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 22
Views: 1716

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

Well both Tremblay and Truchot wines are impossible to source and very very expensive... on secondary market. Clearly something in common...
by A Songeur
August 10th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

Greg K wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 6:14 am
I’m a bit surprised you liked the 11 Barthod - those wines are quite green.
Les Cras was not green... (but Beaux Bruns was last year...) and was one of the better wines I had this year.
by A Songeur
August 10th, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1415

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

Between Beaumonts and Malconsorts which is better and why?
by A Songeur
August 9th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

A Grivot Vosne les Reignots 2000 was fabulous a few years ago... but his wines can be "difficult" at times. I bought a lot of Grivot until 2011 and stopped because of pricing coupled with having to balance NSG and VRs with all Suchots and Reignots alloc being wholly cut.... hard to swallow... Bartho...
by A Songeur
August 9th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1415

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

JM Fourrier father was no bad producer. A CSJ 1983 drunk last year was superb... this being said Beaumonts is a better terroir than Cherbaudes

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