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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 13th, 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Jeremy Holmes wrote: January 12th, 2021, 1:44 pm Village wines in another 10 years, perhaps?
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by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 12th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

When would you guess they "may be ready", Jeremy? if even minimally so?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 5th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Put another way (due to having no cred with your wife) , how can you appreciate a great vintage if you only collect great vintages or trophy wines? The "lesser" vintages each have their own story...especially if one takes the winemakers' criterion: across the board, at all levels of the AO...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 5th, 2021, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

to do what?

might want to read the rest of the thread to figure that out.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 5th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

I had a sixpack of 05 Bourgogne from De Montille...know the producer well...and first bottles were horrible (I think it still has an 85 rating on CellarTracker). But I had faith and Lo! Fifteen years later and the Bourgogne is ready. Light, but very tasty and that Montille perfume is just lovely. J...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 4th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

If I can suggest.... you/we all need to clarify what we're talking about in rating vintages-- and wines. It's very important to know the criteria you use..and how you rate a "great" vintage. It also depends on what you are buying...trophier wines only; across the board in a vintage; etc et...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 4th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Can't argue with you, Tom. The 1990 vintage is now, IMO, at its best. The '93 (I'm not as keen on this vintage as a great one; just had a '93 Clos St. Denis that was pretty acidic and the fruit ok+); the '99s just, arguably, maturing/mature...barely; beyond that....still too much potential to "...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 3rd, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

It is, IMO, crucial to keep in mind how the winemakers view vintage quality: character and how widespread the quality is. If one if drinking only DRC, Rousseau, Leroy, etc etc. trophy wines...almost any vintage can be a great experience...that's why, in part, they are trophy wines/ grand crus. This ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 3rd, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat - Premox?
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: Dauvissat - Premox?

Some are oxidized and are therefore, dead. Some are so reduced they are weird, but will come to life with aeration. I fear the two get confused pretty often. Dauvissat has had a long history of both. Ironically, the reduced winemaking method probably prevents oxidation, though it simulates it to som...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 1st, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat - Premox?
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: Dauvissat - Premox?

I skimmed my notes of wines from 1998-2006 from Dauvissat...premier crus...I keep the grand crus to age the most. I found some issues particularly with the 2000s...and random bottles from other vintages..though surprisingly few. What I also found in my notes is the phenomenon of a wine seeming shot...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
January 1st, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8126

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Once again, it gets back to how one assesses a vintage. As I've gotten older, unfortunately, my belief in how long a vintage takes to reach some level of maturity gets longer. I think a decent vintage needs 20 years minimum. 2005 certainly does....so many vintages have. So, I've not tried too many 2...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
December 29th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat - Premox?
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: Dauvissat - Premox?

I skimmed my notes of wines from 1998-2006 from Dauvissat...premier crus...I keep the grand crus to age the most. I found some issues particularly with the 2000s...and random bottles from other vintages..though surprisingly few. What I also found in my notes is the phenomenon of a wine seeming shot/...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
October 15th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: please refresh my memory re Emmanuel Rouget/Domaine Georges Jayer
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: please refresh my memory re Emmanuel Rouget/Domaine Georges Jayer

Alan contacted me today. Thanks, Alan. Other than turning things over to his two sons, I doubt anything has changed from this for Rouget....he doesn't have any flexibility to change things, given his Jayer cousins (Henri's daughters) and Georges' heirs (who are not his cousins). Stuart BeauneHead Ni...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
September 3rd, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3930

Re: Red Corton Wines

G. Bienstock wrote: September 2nd, 2020, 8:36 pm My oldest Corton is a 93 Merode Marechaude. I keep waiting and waiting...
From an old tasting note, I think you need not keep waiting.

Made in a lighter style then...and was very good and nearing maturity 8 years ago, IMO.

godot
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
September 2nd, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Corton Wines
Replies: 50
Views: 3930

Re: Red Corton Wines

Brady, another thank you. This was great to watch, even if I wasn't tasting anything at the time.

Jasper is great. What is this part of? His magazine?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 11th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin

Had a superb Lignier MSD v. vignes 1999 last night...very extracted...but delicious and well balanced with acidty and some tannins. Beautiful stuff....I'm "holding" '99s...but trying them little by little to see if I should.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 11th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?

I have had many many bottles of Albert Boxler rieslings over the last 25 years. Never any petrol. The producers you mention go out of their way to make their commericical product, which are essentially bone dry (or close). Nothing wrong with that . I had a wonderful (surprising) Civee Frederick Emil...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 7th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand
Replies: 132
Views: 11685

Re: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand

In-N-Out remains one of life's great mysteries to me. I do not understand the devotion to this burger chain. I agree about the mystery. I finally made it to one last fall in Monterey County, CA. Unimpressed. Good, but not memorable. I ordered some fries well done and they were almost inedible, I th...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
August 7th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand
Replies: 132
Views: 11685

Re: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand

Finally ate at 5 guys (in Munich of all places). Here in ze Chermany there is a big burger fad going on. Lots of newish places. Chains and locals. Anyway, this was the best burger I've had here, and the fries were excellent. I had the bacon cheeseburger with sauteed onions, mushrooms, L&T. Very...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 11th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 4124

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

Burgundy is and has always been "accessible" younger than people think. That's never been an issue and why much of the category gets consumed young. It's the charm from trying to figure out how to capture them "at peak" --whatever that means to you or anyone-that's the challenge\...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 11th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 4124

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

As I read this interesting topic, one missing piece jumps out: what are you trying to accomplish? If youi're thinking of starting a Burgundy collection with current vintages, I'd say you're too late. (I did that from age 33 and stopped buying at 57; most of my later vintages are still untouched. As ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 6th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

Thanks for the insights, guys.

I guess I'll continue to look to sell what I have left. It doesn't sound like the experience would be a good bet given the value on the market.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 4th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

How "sensitive" are you, Jeremy, to the 2004 plague's characteristics? I have a few of this one.....and can't tell how much to have "high hopes".
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 4th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1983 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Clos
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: TN: 1983 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Clos

To me, that "aroma" was often what I found in JF Coche wines. It was not a plus....luckily for my wallet.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 4th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love Bonnes Mares
Replies: 51
Views: 4506

Re: I love Bonnes Mares

friends, Just had a wonderful BONNES MARES G ROUMIER 2011 yesterday evening. .... The BM was all smoothness. Power without weight. A perfectly balanced wine showing you do not have to wait ages for BONNES MAREs too come round provided you drink the right vintage. Years such as 97, 2007 and 2011 wil...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
July 3rd, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sediment filters worth it?
Replies: 37
Views: 1473

Re: sediment filters worth it?

Sediment, IMO, can ruin an older red wine tasting experience. If the wine is young and the lees are left in, it's not a problem. It the wine is older (say 7-10 on and has tannins, they will preciptate out). The problem is that they will float around in the bottle/glass and the way it hits the palate...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 21st, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 21111

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Yes...I turn the water off for a minute or two...with the Technivorm. But, that involves extra steps and more time. I can live with doing it, and have, but...it would be nice not to..
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 21st, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 21111

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

It's difficult to argue with the durability/reliabiity of Technivorm when one lasted 10 years. During the same period,I've had a least 4 maybe 5 burr grinder Baratza, and other Italian sounding ones. But, appreciate that you like it...and will look into it..when I skimmed it, I thought the thermal c...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 21st, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 21111

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Well, my thermal carafe model that I bought in January 2010 has stopped pumping water. The switch light goes on , but nothing happens after that. Is this how they die? Researching it seems Technivorm has no "pump", just a copper heating coil? Has that always been the case. Since I can't be...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 11th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2885

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

That’s generally what autobiographies are, right? Most people don’t write about how they’re a useless pos. If I were to write an autobiography that's what it would be. Gotta be real [pwn.gif] Of course. I read both of these, though I generally don't read autobiographies. What they claim is irreleva...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 8th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2885

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Kramer's book makes the rest understandable... But....Jasper's is the one to get if you only get one. FWIW, the importers' books: Lynch and Rosenthal.....belong on Donald Trump's bookshelf..with whatever else he stores on it....egotistical viewpoints of how great they are at their "jobs"....
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
June 5th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2885

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Kramer's book makes the rest understandable... But....Jasper's is the one to get if you only get one. FWIW, the importers' books: Lynch and Rosenthal.....belong on Donald Trump's bookshelf..with whatever else he stores on it....egotistical viewpoints of how great they are at their "jobs". ...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 28th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6999

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

You've just pointed out one of the serious downsides to anything using/requiring pellets. Too many potential variables, including cost and integrity. The smokin tex I have (and its ilk) takes out that element. You buy solid wood of your choosing; cut it to size; and that becomes a non-issue. Why add...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 17th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 5204

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Funny about the Cailles. I visited Chevillon many times between 1992 and 2007. I bought accross the board, but never really liked the Cailles. I thought it was atypical and had a spicy, peppery element that reminded me more of a Rhone wine than a Nuits. I still think that. But, sometime in the middl...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 11th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Carbon Steel pans
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Carbon Steel pans

Wonder how the Lodge is "preseasoned" to act like a nonstick pan?
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 3rd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 5204

Re: How good is Chevillon?

The cabinet is a cabinet from one of the original, Dumont TV's...from probably 1951 or so. My grandparents (in my hometown Freehold, N) bought this when it was new. In the very early '60s they traded with a local carpenter: the insides to make it a liquor cabinet. I loved and love it for the memorie...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
May 2nd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 5204

Re: How good is Chevillon?

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FWIW, a lineup I had ready for a tasting at my home on March 23. They are patiently still patiently awaiting the brave new world.

Anyone hazard a guess about the cabinet the lineup in on? (I know; pretty esoteric; from my grandparents; late '40s'early '50s)
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 30th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 5204

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Just finished my last 96 LSG a few months ago. An excellent wine, but be aware it takes at least an hour of air to begin to open up. One other note in searching for older vintages, if I remember Chevillon had significant cork issues with an uncomfortable number of corked wines somewhere in the earl...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 30th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6999

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I have a BGE but no time. I grabbed a Cookshack off CL a few years ago and it has been great. 90% of the result for 10% of the effort. Will, just curious, what is the 10% you are "missing" with Cookshack? I was actually quoting someone from another board, so I can't take full credit/blame...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 27th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best books on Burgundy
Replies: 57
Views: 7819

Re: Best books on Burgundy

I still do not grasp the point of Alan Meadow's latest effort. What is the use of discussing vintages that old. I did not buy the book. If you had purchased and read the book, you would have grasped the point. It is a socioeconomic history of Burgundy, relating the region's history with the wines i...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 27th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best books on Burgundy
Replies: 57
Views: 7819

Re: Best books on Burgundy

FWIW, Jasper's book remains the best. Clive Coates was good, but very limited to those domaines he tasted and , presumably, he favored. He did write some nice vignettes of those domaines in his Burgundy book. But, for me, tasting notes, which formed the basis of all of Clive's books, is not valuable...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 27th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6999

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

People, above, mention Cookshack; I have had two Smokin' Tex machines. Essentially, they are a small refrigerator looking cabinet with a heating element and box to put whatever wood you want (as long as it fits, which is easy to buy on Ebay). Couldn't be simpler. They have a thermostat of 0-250 degr...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 17th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Carbon Steel pans
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Carbon Steel pans

Been a deBuyer buyer..and fan for years.

Misen makes a nice, less expensive set of them, too.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 9th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6999

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Electric box with wood (not pellets , which are limiting)..as a fuel has served us just fine for last 20 years...I have a Smokin Tex https://www.smokintex.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3ommvdHW6AIVEODICh2DNgKFEAAYASAAEgIwFPD_BwE....but...others are similar. Great for cold smoking, too...like salmon, musse...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 7th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6999

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

Electric box with wood (not pellets , which are limiting)..as a fuel has served us just fine for last 20 years...I have a Smokin Tex https://www.smokintex.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3ommvdHW6AIVEODICh2DNgKFEAAYASAAEgIwFPD_BwE....but...others are similar. Great for cold smoking, too...like salmon, mussel...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
April 5th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 21111

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

My 10+ year old Moccamaster died this am. $310 for a replacement is a bit of a shock, but I may have to suck it up Got my replacement Moccamaster today. Great to have coffee again. Minor design changes. You think they would have fixed the carafe’s pouring ability by now Same thermal model since Jan...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
March 9th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6670

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Also considerate to those not from Seattle...that you don't spread the mess from King County..... This is all a two-way street/ contamination. We don't really know much about its spread yet, given the lack of testing/ results after all this time. But, I'd be more scared to visit Pike's Market now th...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 25th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Hune: worth it?
Replies: 408
Views: 17404

Re: Clos St Hune: worth it?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: February 24th, 2020, 12:50 pm 1999 was the height of bad corks at Trimbach.
What's that mean, David?

I blame premox on the rigidity of the corks, letting so2 out and oxygen in...too much. Is that what you're talking about? There certainly was no taint with these...the corks were not tainted any sort of problems.
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 24th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Hune: worth it?
Replies: 408
Views: 17404

Re: Clos St Hune: worth it?

To be honest, I would take almost any Albert Boxler Sommerberg over a CSH most days. Speaking of which, I recently (Valentine's Day) opened a CSH 375 ml 1999; and a Dauvissat 375 ml. Les Clos 1996. The CSH was dark and maderized...in fact tasted like decent sherry. A second bottle was just as bad. T...
by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow
February 4th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Condrieus from Perret, Gérard and Vernay
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: TN: Condrieus from Perret, Gérard and Vernay

Wish I could still afford them....

Especially the Vernon.... but.....

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