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by Jeremy Holmes
March 23rd, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre

Great, great wine. Sadly over half of my case was affected by tca!
by Jeremy Holmes
March 23rd, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Brilliant Reds
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: 3 Brilliant Reds

2001 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot: Absolutely in the zone. Complex aromatics of decaying plant matter , black earth, leather, strawberry and spice. It is so calm and even in the mouth, with so many interesting savoury things going on. The palate is vinous silk and there is no artifice whatsoeve...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 23rd, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)

Still locked down by the vintage's structure?
by Jeremy Holmes
March 23rd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Brilliant Reds
Replies: 9
Views: 945

3 Brilliant Reds

1968 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano : Plenty of Moroccan spice to the nose along with some meat, leather, hazelnut, iron and florals. Vinous sweetness builds at its core and there’s so much savoury nuance. It has great presence and authority and finishes with a gentle flex of muscle and som...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 22nd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2188

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Thanks for the notes Don.

I reckon '15 might surprise a few of you. A PYCM Le Banc last week was superb.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 21st, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When this all ends . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: When this all ends . . . .

This is wineberserkers, not winewaituntiltheendofapandemic. Open them and enjoy them.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 21st, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 20
Views: 865

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

The '15 is wide open and just about the most delicious young Barolo I have had.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 20th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Replies: 2
Views: 255

TN: 2014 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Aux Combottes

2014 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Aux Combottes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (3/20/2020) This wine is so stony, with a fine line of minerally acidity. It has purple fruits and purple flowers. It starts off tight and fleshes ou...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 20th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: TN: 04 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

Must be aged CC night. had a lovely '93 Faiveley last night.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 20th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 8
Views: 426

TN: 1993 Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne

1993 Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (3/20/2020) A deep golden colour but drinking very well. Complex aromatics of smoke, tropical fruits, white mushroom and vanilla. It is full, rich, layered and powerful in the mouth. There's tinned pea...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 19th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Trimbach Emile
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: TN: 2008 Trimbach Emile

Last bottle I had was smokin' and quite smoky on the nose.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 19th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR 2011 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: TNR 2011 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons

The 2011 is precise and direct. Lovely Champagne.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 18th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 0
Views: 163

TN: 2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (3/16/2020) A beautiful nose of fresh raspberries. mineral and plant matter. It is deep and fresh in the mouth, with exquisite balance and a silky texture. Flavours build and fan out on the long finish. Posted fro...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 18th, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils Pommard 1er Cru Les Argillières
Replies: 0
Views: 109

TN: 1990 Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils Pommard 1er Cru Les Argillières

1990 Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils Pommard 1er Cru Les Argillières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru (3/17/2020) This is drinking really well. There are some decaying leaves and smoky notes along with fig and blood plum fruits. It is full and fresh, with nice detail and good underly...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 18th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 95
Views: 4658

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Probably a Magnum of 1956 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche, Grand Cru purchased from a mate of mine in Paris. A very poor year. It had a fill that was around high shoulder. The cork was very crumbly but had provided a good seal. I gave it a 6 hours Audouze and it really did perform above expecta...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 18th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Can't make money selling liquor? Make hand sanitizer!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Ray Walker?
I think Ray has washed his hands of the industry.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 16th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 81
Views: 3864

Re: Wine cellar progress

Looks brilliant. Are the floor staves light toast?
by Jeremy Holmes
March 14th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you live on wine alone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: How long can you live on wine alone?

50 years.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 12th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good Banc
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Love a good Banc

Had the '13 version with lunch today. It had a fresh nose of flint and citrus, coupled with a gentle tropical fruit note. It is full and complex, with good shape and nice acid line. It is starting to drink very well, and whilst it doesn't have the out and out power and completeness of the 2015 versi...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 11th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6218

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Frank, I'm sorry if I'm sounding judgmental, that is not my intention. I feel for a lot of businesses out there, and I reckon the airlines, in general, have actually acquitted themselves superbly during a terrible time for their businesses.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 11th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6218

Re: anybody traveling in France?

FMTROIS, You are sweating the small stuff while people are sweating with the virus. Would it really matter if they charged you a small change fee? As you have stated the airlines and many other industries are doing it very tough at the moment.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 11th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good Banc
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Love a good Banc

The 2015 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin Le Banc glistens in the glass in a most inviting way. There's just the right amount of smoky mineral reduction. It is richly fruited, loaded with citrus of all persuasion. It possesses a crystalline quality and is direct, intense and finishes so fresh and...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 11th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Corton
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: We Corton

I'm quite sure Corton has anti-viral properties.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 10th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We Corton
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

We Corton

Mark was in the host’s seat for Monday Table this month. The theme was Corton and we gathered at Kisumé in Melbourne for a wonderful meal. 1990 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut: A rich nose of grilled nuts, tarte Tatin and truffle. It is powerful in the mouth, with excellent volume and plenty of grip. Th...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 7th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille

Had another bottle of this wine last week. A terrific drink, with just the right amount of reduction. The '17 Bourgogne Blanc is starting to drink really well too.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 7th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 6
Views: 492

TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (3/7/2020) The nose is sea spray infused with mint and fennel. The palate is so pure, precise and layered. Citrus fruits have a crystalline quality and the finish is an energetic, minty mouthwash. The acidi...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 7th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another Ramonet 14
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: TN: Another Ramonet 14

The '14's are seriously good.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 7th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Lamy Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: '15 Lamy Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite

One of the great white Burgundy bottlings. The '09 is still as tight as a drum.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 5th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Coupla Cornas
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: A Coupla Cornas

I still look like Daffy Duck after lighting an exploding cigar, but I quite enjoyed the experience!

I agree that the Geynale is a clear step up Glen.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 5th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with PYCM
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Dinner with PYCM

Great work Jerry.
by Jeremy Holmes
March 5th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1872

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Ripper deal!
by Jeremy Holmes
March 5th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Coupla Cornas
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

A Coupla Cornas

2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas: Ripe, rich and powerful. Fruits are dark and surly and there's plenty of meat and earth. With air you get some engaging florals. It is a big and powerful wine but not heavy in the slightest. It is a wine of zero artifice, just pure expression of Syrah fruit from w...
by Jeremy Holmes
March 2nd, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines Vieille Vigne
Replies: 1
Views: 366

TN: 2017 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines Vieille Vigne

2017 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines Vieille Vigne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru (3/2/2020) A beautiful nose of purple fruits, violets and black earth. The palate is so fine, perfumed and silky. It is an elegant wine, yet voluminous and po...
by Jeremy Holmes
February 29th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Excellent White Burgs
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Two Excellent White Burgs

2014 Domaine Roulot Meursault: Really bound up by its sulphur. Super youthful and tight. Loads of smoky mineral, some green melon, citrus and pure white peach. It is compact and direct, with a razor sharp line of acidity. Excellent village wine that requires a few more years to unfurl. 2016 Jean-Cl...
by Jeremy Holmes
February 26th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Toby Bekkers Grenache (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)
Replies: 1
Views: 117

TN: 2016 Toby Bekkers Grenache (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

2016 Toby Bekkers Grenache - Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (2/26/2020) A beautifully perfumed nose of rose petals, raspberry and earth. It is full, fleshy and velvety in the mouth. There's perfectly ripe fruit flavours countered by savoury elements. Balance is perfect and lengt...
by Jeremy Holmes
February 24th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1743

Re: Anything good from '81?

Krug collection from Magnum is superb. 1981 Château Coutet Cuvée Madame is really good. Comte de Vogue Musigny is also excellent.
by Jeremy Holmes
February 24th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2831

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Hi Todd, I had the '71 Riserva from 3.78L on New Year's Day this year. Drinking beautifully. My note below. A complex nose of tobacco, tar, Indian spice and dried fruits. It sweetens up and has a concentrated heart. It has some mushroom/truffle development. There's plenty of savoury nuance and a lon...
by Jeremy Holmes
February 24th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Bourgogne Pinot Fin
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Bourgogne Pinot Fin

Charles Lachaux is quite simply one of the most brilliant winemakers of Burgundy. From top to bottom the wines are thoroughly engaging.
by Jeremy Holmes
February 24th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: TN: 1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard

Thanks for the information Blake.

I haven't had many of these wines over the years, but always enjoyed them.

Best Regards
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
February 23rd, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Penfolds Grange (Australia, South Australia)
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: TN: 1992 Penfolds Grange (Australia, South Australia)

Hi John,

I think it was probably regarded as a 'lesser' Grange at the time (Kent may be able to chime in and confirm), but like so many of the 'lighter' Grange vintages, they drink so well around the 30 year mark.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
February 23rd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Penfolds Grange (Australia, South Australia)
Replies: 3
Views: 317

TN: 1992 Penfolds Grange (Australia, South Australia)

1992 Penfolds Grange - Australia, South Australia (2/23/2020) This bottle was in terrific condition. It had a fresh nose of cassis, blueberries, spiced plums and vanilla. There was a core of intense fruit in the mouth and good volume. It still has plenty of power, yet is an elegant Grange, that has...
by Jeremy Holmes
February 23rd, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 475

TN: 1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard

1998 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/23/2020) A touch of animale funk to the nose along with pine needles. menthol and sweet berry fruits. The palate is sweet, lush and textural, with good volume and freshness and rel...
by Jeremy Holmes
February 20th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy, Paris and Ile de Re
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Burgundy, Paris and Ile de Re

Thanks for the report Jerry.

We had a better experience at Tomy & Co than you guys last year. Haven't been to Les Climats in a few years, but it is on our list for April, as is Sergent Recruteur.

Please pass on our best regards to Cindy. Hope to see you both soon.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
February 20th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Sine Qua Non delivery to Europe

Joel, take your allocation, flip half of it and it will pay for your airfares and accommodation. Fly to the States, collect and take the rest home in your luggage.
by Jeremy Holmes
February 19th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2831

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Barolo, Barbaresco and Red Burgundy.

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