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by Jeremy Holmes
October 21st, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3297

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

Has he been in a State Pinotentiary?
by Jeremy Holmes
October 21st, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where Does Dessert Go For You?
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Where Does Dessert Go For You?

If cheese is part of the equation, it makes sense to have cheese before dessert. This assumes that there is some dry table wine that will still go with cheese and then you can move onto something sweet with dessert. I also think our bodies register that a meal is over when you finish with something ...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 20th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

Is it that the '96's haven't aged or there's cork variation Greg? Last few bottles of '96 Salon I have had have been nothing but splendid.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 20th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One Too Many
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: One Too Many

Hi Matthew, no problems cracking one now. Enough flesh there so that you wont get hurt. FWIW the '12 version is drinking so well at the moment. If you have any of those make sure you check in on one. Being a School night we were very abstemious and left the cleansing ales in the Esky. Brad, I do tos...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 20th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One Too Many
Replies: 6
Views: 928

One Too Many

Got a few mates around for an early dinner last night. We probably opened one more bottle than we really needed on a Sunday night. N.V. Laurent-Perrier Champagne Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée : A blend of 2002, 2004 and 2005. This is seriously classy. There are fresh apple and spiced pear aromas. It is ...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 20th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wines with white truffles

Nice work Jerry.

That '99 Ponsot CdlR is a ripper. We had the '08 Griotte last night and it showed very nicely.

Best Regards
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
October 19th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne...thought blanc...got rouge.
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne...thought blanc...got rouge.

Everyone chases the whites. They make outstanding reds too.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 19th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: TN: 2016 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

It is not as good as the '85, Brad. That was one of the greatest young wines I have drunk. But I reckon it is every bit as good as any of the ones that have come after.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 19th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia
Replies: 2
Views: 383

TN: 2016 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

2016 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia - Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri, Bolgheri Sassicaia (10/19/2019) A wonderfully calm and even nose. There are briary fruits along with black cherry and spiced plum. It has the scent of violets and some cedar. The palate is powerful and intense, but light...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 17th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2156

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Hi James,

We got a tiny allocation earlier in the year. No more left I'm afraid.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
October 17th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vietti '16's and some Aged Treats
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Vietti '16's and some Aged Treats

Had a wonderful meal at Ristorante Repubblica di Perno after tasting from barrel with Luca Currado at Vietti. Marco and Ellena run this small restaurant in Perno. Marco was the chef at La Libera in Alba and decided upon a tree change in Perno. They open when they please and grow lot of their own veg...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2156

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

My best older Barolo of the year would be the 1958 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Riserva.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 16th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2156

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Probably the 2015 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero. Had a bottle in a restaurant in Serralunga last week, then tasted it with Fabio at the winery a couple of days later. Incredible perfume, silky texture, voluminous and so long. Wide open and giving for now. Had to bust one from my cellar last...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 15th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin

Sounds very smart mate. Supernormal is a quality establishment.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 10th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Truffles and Barolo
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: White Truffles and Barolo

All Barbera and Dolcetto is in Kent. A fair bit of Nebbiolo in, Luca Currado had just picked Rocche when we saw him Wednesday. As Tim notes, the rest of the Nebbiolo should be in within the next 7-10 days. Quality looks really good.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 8th, 2019, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Truffles and Barolo
Replies: 4
Views: 892

White Truffles and Barolo

The season has started early, it is of very decent quality and I'm giving it absolutely everything. A couple of beautiful Barolo over the past two days to wash the truffles down with. 2013 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Tre Tine: It had a wonderfully pure nose of wild cherry, balsamic, rose petal and menth...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 6th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello

Hi Fred,

Cepparello is 100% Sangiovese. The Isole e Olena is great value Chianti. Load up on the '16 like Kent has. You wont be disappointed.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
October 6th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: TN: 2005 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Another good result.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 6th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Sesti (Castello di Argiano) Brunello di Montalcino Phenomena Riserva
Replies: 0
Views: 141

TN: 2013 Sesti (Castello di Argiano) Brunello di Montalcino Phenomena Riserva

2013 Sesti (Castello di Argiano) Brunello di Montalcino Phenomena Riserva - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (10/6/2019) This is a Burg lover’s Brunello, supple, highly perfumed and ethereal. There were notes of fresh cherries, violets and rose petals. It was silky of texture and ...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 5th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2007 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

Van and Ram. Nice combo.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 3rd, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trezin
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Trezin

Gregory Patriat at Jean-Claude Boisset makes a nice Trezin too. Almost Chablis like with its stony minerality.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 3rd, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: cheap wines
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: TN: cheap wines

Can't remember ever having a coastal shag.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 3rd, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 1
Views: 259

TN: 2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (10/3/2019) Intense cherry fruits on the nose and in the mouth. There are delicate florals and it is a deep and powerful wine but cut with energetic acidity. Balance is supreme and every sip invites another. It is a delici...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 2nd, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warming up to Pixies tonight. 1985 Kabinett and Spätlese
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Warming up to Pixies tonight. 1985 Kabinett and Spätlese

Back to Pixies, Claus. Have seen them a few times, always good. Probably the best show I saw was when they played Doolittle from cover to cover as part of the 20th anniversary of the release of the album.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 2nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello

John,

the '03 Cepparello is one of the very best European 2003 reds I have had. Brilliant from the onset and so fresh.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
October 2nd, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

'16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello

Had the opportunity to put the ’16 Cepparello next to the ’16 Tignanello with lunch today. Both brilliant. I gave the win just to the Cepparello today. 2016 Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana IGT: A gorgeous nose of fresh flowers, black cherry and cedar. It is full, luscious and creamy but has excelle...
by Jeremy Holmes
October 2nd, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any one tried 2018 Francois Cotat Wines?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Any one tried 2018 Francois Cotat Wines?

Go deep and wide.
by Jeremy Holmes
October 1st, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 840

TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut - France, Champagne (10/1/2019) Very powerful and precise, with green apple, red fruits and bakery notes. It has a rigid, minerally spine, super-fine bead and is so sharp and focused. It is complex, nuanced and far too young. Should be legendary in a decad...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 29th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Wines with friends

Sounds like a pleasant evening Jerry. Could have been a great evening with a Burg or two!
by Jeremy Holmes
September 29th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Grouse Combination
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: A Grouse Combination

Sarah, the Turbot at Brat is also awesome. Go with a healthy appetite.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 29th, 2019, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets
Replies: 4
Views: 524

TN: 2015 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets

2015 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (9/29/2019) Has some petrol reduction and the sun drenched fruit quality of the vintage along with masses of Coche dry extract. It is deep, dense and sappy, with explosive power and a touch of hazelnu...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 28th, 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 14
Views: 786

TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne - France, Champagne (9/28/2019) A fresh nose of white peach, green melon, aniseed and citrus blossom. It is compact in the mouth and acidity whilst present has a relative softness. It is creamy with bakery notes and finishes with go...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 26th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Catherine et Claude Marechal Volnay
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: TN: 2017 Catherine et Claude Marechal Volnay

Claude is a very good winemaker and a top bloke.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 26th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Grouse Combination
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: A Grouse Combination

Off the list Alan.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 26th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune

Like Matthew, I would recommend Mon Millesime. They are good guys and have an excellent selection.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 26th, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Krug, 2002 Drouhin Laroze Beze
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: TN: 1996 Krug, 2002 Drouhin Laroze Beze

Thanks for the notes Michael. I really like where '02 reds are at the moment. An '02 Claire Beze performed beautifully for me recently as did a DRC RSV.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 26th, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Grouse Combination
Replies: 9
Views: 947

A Grouse Combination

One of the greatest wine/food matches I have ever had was Brat’s Grouse with an aged d’Angerville yesterday for lunch. The bird was cooked just rare and had intense gamey flavour and a texture that mirrored that of the 1993 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets. It has a core of swe...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 24th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Noble Rot for dinner
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Noble Rot for dinner

Had an outstanding meal with Dan Keeling at Noble Rot in London last night. Food, service and wines all first class. To kick off proceedings, a bottle of 2012 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons was just the tonic. It has intense citrus fruits, some baked ...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 23rd, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1609

Re: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

Hi Doug,

The '97 Salon is an excellent '97, but not a patch on the '96.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
September 23rd, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1609

Re: TN: 1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne)

Had a bit of bottle variation in the early days with the '96 Salon, but the last half a dozen or so have been nothing short of splendid. One of my favourite Champagnes of all time.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 23rd, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"

Nice work Kent. When it is on, it is up there with Ramonet Ruchottes, vying for Grand Cru quality IMLTHO.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 18th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières Les Impenitents
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: TN: 2018 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières Les Impenitents

Cheers Kris. Thought the standard 2018 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières was even better. My note below. A beautiful nose of raspberries, cherries, violets and mineral. It is full and luscious, with nice minerally detail just below the flesh. It finishes with good clarity and has loads of fl...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 18th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 658

TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru (9/15/2019) A gorgeous nose of honeysuckle, Arum Lily, white peach and mineral. It is full, unctuous and voluminous, with great power and poise. It is complex and im...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 17th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières Les Impenitents
Replies: 2
Views: 361

TN: 2018 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières Les Impenitents

2018 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières Les Impenitents - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (9/17/2019) This is an expressive, luscious, deep Bojo, that has plenty of grunt and power. It drips with black cherry fruit and has an engaging purple flower note. There's a suggestion of licorice...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Replies: 6
Views: 616

TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru (9/15/2019) Highly perfumed aromatics of rose petals, smoked meats and blue fruits. Silky in the mouth, with impeccable balance. It builds through the palate, fanning out on the f...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 15th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

Rotisserie du Chambertin: In Gevrey has fabulous Rotisserie chicken. The wine list is pretty good. Le Millisieme: In Chambolle has some inventive twists to the food. Wine list is good and you usually snare a Raveneau or Dauvissat at a good price. Le Montrachet: A 1 star in Puligny has a fabulously w...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 15th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Hubert Lignier, Gerard Raphet
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: TNs: Hubert Lignier, Gerard Raphet

Hubert Lignier's MSD is very smart.
by Jeremy Holmes
September 15th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Tale of an Aged La Tâche
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

The Tale of an Aged La Tâche

I was rummaging around the cellar last week and found an old bottle without a label or capsule, that had leaked quite badly. Around 15 years ago, I bought a parcel of old Burgs out of Paris that included a couple of old DRC’s and I suspected it was one of these. I took the bottle upstairs, got out t...
by Jeremy Holmes
September 12th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

Hi C h 0 o n 6, I reckon it is an outstanding vintage for white in the Cote de Beaune (I don't love Chablis in 2011). The wines are pure, precise and cool, with good detail and decent richness. The '10's now show a bit of botrytis that wasn't evident on release and the '11 equivalent generally shows...

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