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by p@ulbortin
December 10th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2191

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Brunello
by p@ulbortin
December 7th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100208

Re: New York City Restaurants

Frenchette - Solid old school French Bistro feels like Paris. Hunan Slurp - Sichuan heat and flavors, nice noodle soups great quality. Roku - Terrific Japanese Udon and non sushi dishes. Via Carota - Another virtually perfect experience. Te’ Company - Comprehensive Taiwanese Tea House one of the cit...
by p@ulbortin
December 6th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

Wow stupendous night
by p@ulbortin
December 2nd, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1641

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

I haven't had any drive through burger as good as In n Out or Habit. have you tried Fatburger—the King burger is the best. Fresh meat or not, In’n’Out meat is like it was run over by a steamroller, don’t like it. Accoutrements are fine if bun is toasted. I’ve tried In & Out five or six times and st...
by p@ulbortin
November 28th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul’s excellent krug adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Paul’s excellent krug adventure

Excellent!
by p@ulbortin
November 27th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 505
Views: 20311

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Hong Min, Palos - one of the best old school American style Chinese restaurants in the country. Same couple cooking the same recipe as 20 years ago when they had the China Town location. Still the finest Hot & Sour soup I’ve had as are many of the other menu classics.

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by p@ulbortin
November 26th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Krug
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: 2002 Krug

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm
p@ulbortin wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Good boy! Does he like the 2004?
If he likes it as much as the '02, then he doesn't have a palate.
That’s Brad Barker, always has interesting notes on Champagne.
by p@ulbortin
November 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Krug
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: 2002 Krug

Good boy! Does he like the 2004?
by p@ulbortin
November 23rd, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pick a champagne
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Pick a champagne

02 Krug
by p@ulbortin
November 23rd, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Krug
Replies: 13
Views: 993

2002 Krug

What a ravishing and awesome Champagne! A bigger wine than the 2008 DP opened a day earlier the acid to fruit balance is similar and I agree with FU that the acidity here has settled nicely since release. Based on the fabulous 96 that we opened at Quince a few weeks ago the 02 posses a similar profi...
by p@ulbortin
November 22nd, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

I tasted / drank the 2008 Dom Pérignon the other day. It is better than the 2002 and the best Dom Pérignon since 1996. That being said, despite all the talk of them being risk takers and pushing the envelope (which is true within the confines of how much they produce), it is clear that the wines of...
by p@ulbortin
November 22nd, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

Legacy Packaging is boring. Luminous glow in the dark labels followed by Warhol are the best.
by p@ulbortin
November 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 9:47 am
How long did that take to open up?
About an hour. Not sure that this is the best vintage for current drinking but this will be great with a few years in the cellar.
by p@ulbortin
November 21st, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

2008 Dom Perignon

Brisk lemon beautifully balanced by dense apple blueberry fruit. Long finish dusted with minerality and a terrific impression of elegance. Classic DP nose. This has to be one of the all time great DPs! 95pts

Happy Thanksgiving!
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by p@ulbortin
November 15th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Beaujolais Day!

Good this year?
by p@ulbortin
November 9th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: With Burgundy...sometimes you just get lucky
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Re: TN: With Burgundy...sometimes you just get lucky

Perhaps more so with Burgundy, finding those truly awesome bottles from any region is a lot of work!
by p@ulbortin
November 3rd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Grands Echezeaux Tasting
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: TN: Grands Echezeaux Tasting

Love that 2001 Monty. Thanks for the report.
by p@ulbortin
November 3rd, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 625
Views: 29213

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Several visits to Republique had Grouse and Parrtirdge both were terrific, the best things we’ve had there. Krug 166e on the list $200.
by p@ulbortin
November 2nd, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 116
Views: 3861

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Just had the 2004 - it’s a bigger and denser wine terrific in a robust masculine way. The 2006 is a more elegant version of Comtes but is by no means thin and clipped. It’s the elegance of texture and flavors that make the 2006 so appealing and quaffable. Try a bottle from a different batch? The 200...
by p@ulbortin
October 13th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record
Replies: 50
Views: 3983

Re: 45 Romanee Conti - new world auction record

Some of these bottles may have been the only remaining examples left in Burgundy.

Does anybody on the board have any ancient DRC besides Francois?
by p@ulbortin
September 20th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Billaud Simon
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Billaud Simon

Thanks will report back
by p@ulbortin
September 20th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Billaud Simon
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Billaud Simon

New to this producer. Besides MdT what are the best wines?
by p@ulbortin
September 18th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Jadot Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: 1996 Jadot Horizontal

Thanks for the notes, Adrian, Owing no doubt to their relative QPR, I own/purchase a fair number of Jadot GC's. I don't see any '96 Richebourg, though. I assume no one brought. I have some and be curious how it stacks up, if you or any other WB'ers have a handle on it. The 96 Richebourg was showing...
by p@ulbortin
September 17th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PYCM, Coche, Zuni...
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: TN: PYCM, Coche, Zuni...

Didn’t see the Coche either and thanks for heads up on the Reserve List! Brought 2010 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Les Goulots to pair with the chicken. Great stuff after decanting off the CO2
by p@ulbortin
September 14th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: TN: 2001 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

I remember trying to find this and it was sold out everywhere. Glad that it lived up to the hype!
by p@ulbortin
September 13th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous article on Roumier Bonnes Mares vertical
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: Vinous article on Roumier Bonnes Mares vertical

Probably the finest Red Burgundy I’ve yet experienced. Grace and depth with an exquisite nose and holding well out of magnum. Maybe these need 40+ years for magic.
by p@ulbortin
September 11th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9892
Views: 315100

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Another terrific showing of 2006 Comtes. Perfect with Salt & Pepper Crab
by p@ulbortin
September 8th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker Merrall vs HDH auction experience as seller
Replies: 91
Views: 3923

Re: Acker Merrall vs HDH auction experience as seller

Jaw dropping prices at Acker all across the spectrum for the best wines. From memory 1990 dujac
CdR $5,000 per 750, 1985 Dujac BM $30,000 2 mags. Many more simply unbelievable results.
by p@ulbortin
September 5th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 9892
Views: 315100

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1996 fantastic bottle
by p@ulbortin
August 29th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1749
Views: 140141

Re: Steak Porn

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Quality Italian NYC tomahawk slightly smaller than usual today
by p@ulbortin
August 29th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Krug 165eme, 04 and 21eme Rosé
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: TNs: Krug 165eme, 04 and 21eme Rosé

Thanks for the notes. I prefer 165 over 164. 165 has a wonderful creamy texture and beautifully balanced acidity and flavors and none of the harshness of the stern and very acidic 164. Paul, I agree, right now, and for the foreseeable future. I do think the 164eme will surpass the 165eme with time,...
by p@ulbortin
August 29th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 156
Views: 11168

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Mensho Tokyo - fantastic bowls of ramen beat the lines arrive at 5:00 I think Mensho is good but nonetheless overrated, especially considering the ridiculous wait. I would strongly recommend either Nojo (similar style; chicken-based) or Hinodeya (utterly different; seafood-based) over Mensho any da...
by p@ulbortin
August 29th, 2018, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Krug 165eme, 04 and 21eme Rosé
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: TNs: Krug 165eme, 04 and 21eme Rosé

Thanks for the notes. I prefer 165 over 164. 165 has a wonderful creamy texture and beautifully balanced acidity and flavors and none of the harshness of the stern and very acidic 164.
by p@ulbortin
August 26th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 31
Views: 1865

Re: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande

Back in the day Sams blew cases out at $29 per bottle. I dumped my 5 cases after multiple tastings of this thin and green Bordeaux. I remember in the mid-1990s, I used to poke at a friend who bought a lot of the 1994 Grand Puy Lacoste. He started to bring it to tastings once a year or so and it got...
by p@ulbortin
August 25th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 31
Views: 1865

Re: TN: 2002 Pichon Lalande

Back in the day Sams blew cases out at $29 per bottle. I dumped my 5 cases after multiple tastings of this thin and green Bordeaux.
by p@ulbortin
August 21st, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monumental $30M+ Fall Auction Season
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Monumental $30M+ Fall Auction Season

$15M Hart Davis Hart
$15M Acker

Zacky’s also has a major offering in September. Is this the market top?
by p@ulbortin
August 19th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1949 Grand vin de Bourgogne - what do I have and how would you open it and let it breathe?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: 1949 Grand vin de Bourgogne - what do I have and how would you open it and let it breathe?

Fun bottle. PnP most likely won’t last long after opening. Hopefully will be a memorable surprise. Have backups ready.
by p@ulbortin
August 19th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bocuse-Inspired Birthday Bash
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Bocuse-Inspired Birthday Bash

Wow a pleasure to read. Thanks
by p@ulbortin
August 17th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 156
Views: 11168

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Commis - loved the superb tasting menu. Good Mong Kok - probably the best Dim Sum in the world beating Lung King Heen Hong Kong , Tim Ho Wan and maybe Din Thai Fung Taipei for depth of flavors and value! Mensho Tokyo - fantastic bowls of ramen beat the lines arrive at 5:00 Zuni - awesome chicken Koi...
by p@ulbortin
August 9th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9764

Your dumbest purchase

Cases upon cases of 2003 Montrose, arghhh the cases of Burgs I should have.
by p@ulbortin
August 8th, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Latour Grand Vin
Replies: 14
Views: 747

TN: 2001 Château Latour Grand Vin

Jayson Cohen wrote:With the caveat that I understand the circumstances, you can’t PnP 2001 Latour and expect much. I almost guarantee you missed whatever it really had to show.
+1 needed 3 hours to open in decanter last year
by p@ulbortin
July 27th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100208

New York City Restaurants

Nougatine Restaurant week. Always terrific during RW.
by p@ulbortin
July 26th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Tea Aficionados Out There?
Replies: 125
Views: 7065

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

stevetimko wrote:Is there anything like a Coravin for loose leaf tea?
Opaque foil zip lock pouches.

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