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by Jeremy Holmes
June 16th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 29
Views: 929

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

The Ramonet and the Meo Ech.

The Allemand is a good price.
by Jeremy Holmes
June 15th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 1
Views: 199

TN: 1989 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

1989 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (6/14/2019) Great nose of root vegetables, leather, spice, smoked meats and red fruits. Full and silky in the mouth with an underpinning line of minerally acidity. Good flesh. Plenty of savoury nuance. Long and engag...
by Jeremy Holmes
June 15th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 2041

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Don't buy Bordeaux.
by Jeremy Holmes
June 14th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1964 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 0
Views: 138

TN: 1964 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

1964 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (6/14/2019) After 8 hours in the decanter this was splendid. It had the full gamut of Indian spice, some leather, teak and a sweet vinous core. Tannins have relaxed but acidity keeps everything fresh and some balsamic tang punctuates...
by Jeremy Holmes
June 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Jon Chan wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 9:41 am
Consensus is to buy a case and forget about it for 20 years? Or drink early?
I only have 3 bottles remaining and will probably drink them all in the next 18 months, it is that delicious and perfectly balanced. I don't doubt it will age but I love it now.
by Jeremy Holmes
June 12th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

The Best Young Beaucastel!

2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (6/11/2019) Probably the most enjoyable young Beaucastel I have had. It is so vibrant and punchy, with notes of raspberry, plum, violets and wild herbs. It is deep and intense, but light on its feet,...
by Jeremy Holmes
June 12th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 6
Views: 482

TN: 2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

2017 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (6/12/2019) A touch of volatility punches up violet and red berry fruits into the nostrils. Cherry and berry fruit flavours abound on the palate and it has some stalk and meat too. It is silky of texture and crunchy on the ...
by Jeremy Holmes
June 11th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Its a pity the '37 Corton didn't show better. A previous bottle was splendid (my note below). A whiff of strawberry patch greets the nose. After the red fruits and black earth, there's a sweet nuttiness, some leather. sandalwood spice, forest floor and pine needle sap. It is rich and voluminous in t...
by Jeremy Holmes
June 10th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

The theme for last night’s Monday Table was White Burgundy 1992 and older and Red Burgundy 1978 and older. I added a few other things in to keep things interesting. Melbourne’s Flower Drum restaurant did a brilliant job with wine and food service. Steamed seafood dumplings (Crab, Prawns & Scallops) ...
by Jeremy Holmes
June 3rd, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

I have already forgiven them Robert and continue to buy vigorously.
by Jeremy Holmes
June 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 PYCM Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: TN: 2015 PYCM Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille

Thanks Adam. Pierre-Yves made terrific '15's. Had the '17 version of this last week. Super wine!
by Jeremy Holmes
June 2nd, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

Unfortunately I have had a few premox issues with the '10 Ramonet Ruchottes. Sent a couple of bottles back at a restaurant earlier this year then tipped one down the drain from my cellar.
by Jeremy Holmes
June 2nd, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 0
Views: 323

TN: 1978 Château La Fleur-Pétrus (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

1978 Château La Fleur-Pétrus - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol (6/2/2019) Elegance personified. Highly perfumed nose of purple flowers, sweet tobacco, earth and blue fruits. There's a honeyed vinous sweetness in the mouth, countered by savoury nuance. It is only mid-weight but deepens with ai...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 31st, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jean-Claude Ramonet Les Ruchottes 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: TN: Jean-Claude Ramonet Les Ruchottes 2014

Hi Alan,

I agree on the gentle descriptor for the '14 Ramonet wines. Fantastic drinking now!

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
May 31st, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3026

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

I'd drink it.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 30th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 2
Views: 415

TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (5/30/2019) So fine and elegant with pure white peach and lemon fruits, a sprig of mint and some smoky mineral reduction. It is generous in the mouth, yet contained. Flavours are preci...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 30th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive

Hi Ian,

It was the white label.

Right in the zone now and likely to be so for another couple of decades I suspect. I too love Barolo and Barbaresco at 40-50 years of age. 29's not a bad age either.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
May 29th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive
Replies: 6
Views: 817

TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive

After an hour in the decanter the rose petal florals had intensified, and it had a hint of earth and licorice too. The palate was rich and heady, with a dense core of ripe cherries. It was silky of texture, with outstanding depth and presence. It is an ethereal wine, totally engaging the whole bottl...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 26th, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Plenty of good things
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Plenty of good things

Fabulous dinner last night. 2004 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires : Incredibly pure and direct. Piercing citrus fruits. Richness with restraint. Delicacy and complexity coupled with perfect balance. Supremely youthful and so much finesse. 2013 Coche-Dury Bourgogne-Aligoté : Very you...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 24th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1442

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

Its the cat's pee. Rips at least a hungie off every bottle.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 24th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Fred,

When Chardonnay wines show as well as these did for you, its hard not to argue that they can be the best on the planet.

Best Regards
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
May 22nd, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs

Nice work Jayson.

Thomas Morey put on a bottle of 1985 Domaine Bernard Morey et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazées from the family cellar for us recently. It was one of the very best wines I've had this year.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 22nd, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 645

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

Saw the Van Gogh at Atelier a few weeks ago. Terrific!
by Jeremy Holmes
May 21st, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

Sounds great. Thanks for the note Don.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 21st, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

Hi James, I haven't had enough examples of older wines sealed with Diam to comment with authority, but I haven't had any wines that have been oxidised. Don Cornwell has now had 30 wines sealed under Diam in his excellent White Burgundy assessment dinners, and every bottle has been in perfect conditi...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 21st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

just reading about all of the posts on this board on premox was not real to you? SMDH. I’ve had plenty of tired wines that clearly should have been consumed earlier. Most wine ages a lot longer than most people give credit, if the seal is doing its job. These tired wines you have experienced may ha...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 20th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2876

Re: Barolo apogee

It's hard to say. Some of my best experiences have been from wines from 1958, 1961 and 1964. I still reckon there are quite a few '71's and '74's that have plenty left in the tank. Barolo is delicious young and tends to start really showing well at 10 years of age. I don't think there is a definitiv...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 20th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

It is not just white Burgundy. Any wine sealed with a cork is susceptible to tca (obviously) and oxidation (white and red). I was speaking to a well-regarded Barossa winemaker yesterday. He switched to screwcap in 2001. When opening any bottles of red prior to 2001 it is a crapshoot, with him having...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 19th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers
Replies: 3
Views: 367

TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers

1999 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (5/19/2019) Highly perfumed and deep with notes of rose petal, black cherry, menthol and stones. It is plush and velvety, with a sweet and succulent core of fruit. There's loads ...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 18th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Had it with a lamb Tagine. Perfect match.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 18th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 11
Views: 776

TN: 1978 Château Margaux (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1978 Château Margaux - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (5/18/2019) A beautiful, highly perfumed nose of violets, rose petals, tobacco, briary red fruits, cedar and truffle. The palate is elegant and nicely balanced. There's a core of sweet fruit and plenty of cedar and earth. There's a hint of lea...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 18th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes

Claus,

I don't love '11 in Chablis, but '11 Cote de Beaune whites are splendid and right in the drinking zone right now.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
May 18th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Did it trend better or worse with time out of the bottle? Where does the 1999 vintage stand? The best I have seen for red. I have never had even a Bourgogne wine from the vintage that would be considered past it. Many 1er and Grand Crus are still supremely youthful. The musty aromas you experienced...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 17th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes
Replies: 3
Views: 239

TN: 2011 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes

2011 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (5/17/2019) It has just a hint of toast and white mushroom development. There are spearmint and honeysuckle notes along with pure white peach. It is full and textured, wi...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 17th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Gonon
Replies: 48
Views: 3287

Re: 2017 Gonon

I actually really like Gonon young and tend to drink quite a few as soon as they arrive.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 17th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Vikings return to Paris
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: The Vikings return to Paris

Nice work Claus. Love those baby clams at Cagouille.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 13th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It Just Gaudichots You
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: It Just Gaudichots You

They were very tasty, Jim. I've never had one before but I will certainly seek them out in future.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 13th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It Just Gaudichots You
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: It Just Gaudichots You

Paul,

The two Arnoux-Lachaux wines were superb, just shy of Grand Cru for mine. The Liger-Belair wines had Grand Cru power.

Cheers
Jeremy
by Jeremy Holmes
May 13th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It Just Gaudichots You
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: It Just Gaudichots You

Mr Buzz, we were fortunate enough to taste with Régis Forey a few weeks ago. Tried '18, '17 and '14 Gaudichots, all terrific.
by Jeremy Holmes
May 13th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It Just Gaudichots You
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

It Just Gaudichots You

That some of these rare Vosne 1er Crus are seriously good. Big D wanted to explore the smaller 1er Cru vineyards of Vosne last night at Monday Table. Everyone was instructed to bring along a bottle of Gaudichots, Cros Parantoux, Aux Reignots, La Croix Rameau or Les Petits Monts and some fascinating ...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 12th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Has anyone tried the 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires?

Have had a couple of bottles. Absolutely splendid! My note below. This is like a Chevalier-Montrachet studded with exquisitely tiny bubbles. The nose is fine, with some citrus blossom, lemon, white peach and spice. The palate has perfect shape and whilst it is an elegant Champagne it has real depth ...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 12th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Gets The Clape
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Allemand Gets The Clape

Lined up a couple of ’16 Cornas last week. The Allemand just got the Clape for my vote. An extra degree of precision, elegance and finesse. 2016 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot : The nose is all menthol, wild herbs, baked earth and blood plum. The palate is deep and delicious, with the perfect inte...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 8th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 826

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

My note on them both below, Jonathon. 2015: A very ripe nose of peach, nectarine and melon. There's some brown spices and almond butter too. It is a generous, almost buxom wine of roundness and volume. There's a wisp of smoky reduction adding complexity and the finish has a low-acid feel but has a d...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 8th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1937 Domaine Armand Naulot Corton, Grand Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 296

TN: 1937 Domaine Armand Naulot Corton, Grand Cru

A whiff of strawberry patch greets the nose. After the red fruits and black earth, there's a sweet nuttiness, some leather. sandalwood spice, forest floor and pine needle sap. It is rich and voluminous in the mouth, with excellent depth and so much savoury nuance. It has a velvety feel against the g...
by Jeremy Holmes
May 8th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Sounds like your experience was as flat as the glass of Bollinger you had, Matt. Did they give you the larger wine list?

Glad you enjoyed Le Terroir. A fabulous restaurant run by a beautiful host.

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