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by A Songeur
December 9th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two early 2015s
Replies: 8
Views: 880

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: 4416

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: 12264
Views: 589488

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 to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 691
Views: 35663

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: 562

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: 20813

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: 12264
Views: 589488

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: 3290

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: 83
Views: 5119

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: 647

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: 83
Views: 5119

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: 1374

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: 83
Views: 5119

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: 2551

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 to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 691
Views: 35663

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: 986

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: 986

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: 549

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: 1863

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: 3833

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: 3833

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: 890

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: 1888

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: 12264
Views: 589488

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: 741

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: 741

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: 2282

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: 2282

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: 832

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: 1694

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: 832

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: 1383

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: 832

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: 1383

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
by A Songeur
August 3rd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12264
Views: 589488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Blair Ridley wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 5:16 am

2017 PYCM Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Sous Fretille
Super wine!
by A Songeur
July 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recently drank: 5 champagnes, PYCM rose and 12` Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Recently drank: 5 champagnes, PYCM rose and 12` Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot

I have not been so overwhelmed by PYCM rose. Nice wine for a summer drink like many other wines costing 5 to 15 euros a bottle.
On the other hand, I love his whites which I buy year in year out..
by A Songeur
July 23rd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2197

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

So you do not buy anymore red Burgundy?... well done ...if you can keep on with it... I probably need to follow suite
by A Songeur
July 22nd, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2197

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

The problem is wine searcher... the thing is used by retailers to post silly asking prices to drive the prices up. The worst (or best if you are in the Business) tool invented that brought the wine bubble... so sad!
Time to drink water... [scratch.gif]
by A Songeur
July 21st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '14 or '15 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: '14 or '15 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays

dbailey wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Poll fail. 05.
Does the 05 drink well now? Or should I wait?
by A Songeur
July 19th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about Burgundy Vineyards
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Question about Burgundy Vineyards

Roumier just got more terres blanches in Bonnes Mares... will change the wine...probably not the price...
by A Songeur
July 17th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 37
Views: 5126

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 8:32 am
Plenty of good Premier Crus worth buying. The Louis Boillot Gevrey Evocelles 2009 I had yesterday was delicious.
... thought evocelles is a village... no need to buy 1er... neener
by A Songeur
July 16th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11004
Views: 402585

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Grivot Vosne Beaumonts 2006 last night...closed and very ripe... fridged it overnight and took it for lunch today... it had magically opened... red fruit, typical Grivot young and delicious... go figure...
by A Songeur
July 8th, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12264
Views: 589488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Roumier Bonnes Mares 2008, Chambolle Les Cras 2003 and MSD Bussiere 2007, Dujac Gevrey Combottes 2013, Comte Lafon Volnay Clos des Chenes 2007 and Dauvissat Forest 2009 in a small shop... 1 bottle of each... over 700 Euros in total for only 6 bottles...ouch... actually 694€ when the bill came.
by A Songeur
June 30th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Burgs and Bubbly last night.
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: TN: Burgs and Bubbly last night.

Great stuff!

The top red burgundy seem to never mature... getting concerned I may not make it for my older purchase (a bottle of 2008) Roumier Bonnes Mares... not to mention the 2015 and 2016...
by A Songeur
June 27th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 4167

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Super wines, super write up super trip... just may be a curse on the liver... Interesting to see the 2015 performing so well. Would you advise drinking a few bottles when one has 3 of them (not that I have a lot of 3 packs of the above list...) "2018 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny - France, Burgun...
by A Songeur
June 23rd, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12264
Views: 589488

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Plenty of PYCM 2018... Are they any good?...

edited: en primeur... You are right Alan, I have only received the lower level 2017 also... but had the opportunity to buy the 2018 for delivery probably some time in 2020 or even 2021 for the top wines.
by A Songeur
June 21st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

Thanks! Never came across
by A Songeur
June 20th, 2019, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

I thought it was St Aubin en Remilly... Usually one of the better PYCM wine ...
by A Songeur
June 19th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 13575

Re: Dominique Laurent

I prefer Roumier... I suspect I would too if I was willing to pay for it! neener I know... but blame US importers, traders and merchants as, until the 2017 vintage where he significantly increased his price (still a small fraction of US prices), Roumier Bonnes Mares was hardly more expensive than D...

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