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by Kent Comley
January 18th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3082

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I continue to seek new experiences and discoveries, but I am not really expecting the wham, bam, thank you ma'am epiphany moment.
by Kent Comley
January 18th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CSD
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: CSD

Bloody autocorrect.....pretty humorous though.
by Kent Comley
January 18th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CSD
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: CSD

Nice line up, naturally.
FWIW, cracked a 17 Lignier-Michelson MSD En la Rue de La Vergy last night that was very pretty and textural.
I also have had a wierd bottle of the 01 Duracell and another that was rocking.
by Kent Comley
January 18th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 99
Views: 3896

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Nice Stephen. I can't ever recall seeing a white from Rousseau - which vineyards do they produce?
by Kent Comley
January 17th, 2020, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 99
Views: 3896

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Hubert Lamy
PYCM
Not sure
by Kent Comley
January 17th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2014 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 762

TN; 2014 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas

Bright blueberry fruit, a sense of sweetness and low pH viscosity, some oak evident. Lacks excitement and feels rather generic. Not really my thing but these wines have a big reputation so I guess I have just seen it too young to get the wow factor. Revisit in a decade and cross fingers.Close to $A2...
by Kent Comley
January 16th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1804

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

An elegant sufficiency!
by Kent Comley
January 16th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pecorino prognostications
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: TN: Pecorino prognostications

Mike, Fiano has done well here and has been a good choice in some of the warmer climes as an alternative to the classic white varietals. Had a good Falanghina from the hot Griffith region (Riverina) as posted in another thread and perhaps varieties like Pecorino that have good natural acidity will d...
by Kent Comley
January 16th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greenock Creek Creek Block
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Greenock Creek Creek Block

Greenock Creek was sold last year by the Waughs. Not sure how the new owners will progress the style.
by Kent Comley
January 14th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets
Replies: 19
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets

Thanks Don, Really like Marc Colin's whites. '14 Bourgogne and St Aubin were really good. And now to find some '17s.
by Kent Comley
January 12th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

Good to know William. The previous wines surprised me greatly as when I first tried them I thought they would be good for a couple of decades.
by Kent Comley
January 12th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: French Colombard
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: French Colombard

Ian Sutton wrote:
January 11th, 2016, 2:51 pm
Not CA, but worth trying trying the Aussie wine 'La Biondina' by Primo Estate. I do reckon the winemaker Joe Grilli must have a related business manufacturing silk purses from porcine offcuts!
Spot on. I used to sell buckets of this. Pronounced passionfruit fruit. Touch of RS, a guzzler.
by Kent Comley
January 12th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d'Ange (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

I bought a fair bit of Pattes Loup in the late noughties. Can't remember exact vintage. They were lean and very tasty on release, but they did not last. Advanced quite rapidly. Drink them young, but gotta love '17 vintage Chablis.
by Kent Comley
January 12th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Australia Old and New
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: TN: Australia Old and New

91 Coonawarra's are special - in my view better balanced than the more showy 1990s. Riddoch does need 25 yrs to show its best.
Nice line up of wines.
by Kent Comley
January 12th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pecorino prognostications
Replies: 12
Views: 949

TN: Pecorino prognostications

One of the importers I work with recommended this. Can't recall having a Pecorino but this is excellent and distinctive. 2018 Feudi Bizantini 'Passofino' Pecorino (Abruzzo, Italy) It's marked by a grapefruit and lime pith bitterness, with a slight tropical sweetness on the front palate that is clean...
by Kent Comley
January 12th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australia Fires Update
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Australia Fires Update

It is very bad. You can't stop fires like this unless you have rain, and decent rain. I believe the area lost is close to 6 million hectares (15 million acres). For a sense of scale 2 million acres were lost in the devastating Californian fires. As has been identified in another thread a third of th...
by Kent Comley
January 7th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

Managed to track down an Australian example of the variety. Grown in the very warm Griffith region, in the irrigated Riverina. 2018 Chalmers Project Falanghina This has that delicious salty mineral twang with good acidity. It is quite rich with a slightly oily edge, yet somehow retains a coolness an...
by Kent Comley
January 5th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1795

Re: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein

I bought a few P-R a number of years ago and they did not wow me at all. As I recall they were premier cru CdN wines, and were a bit tough and charmless. I moved on. No regrets.
by Kent Comley
December 26th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke

On further consideration john the abundance of natural eucalypts may also be a major factor. The oils in the trees are seen to explode some distance ahead of a fire front. Fire intesity in 1983 was said to be 60,000W/m2 and the fire front reached 2000 degrees centigrade.
by Kent Comley
December 26th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke

Uggh. How awful. Vineyards are usually firebreaks. But not under those conditions. So sad. I was thinking the same thing. In the California fires, it seemed that the edge of the vineyards were singed, but the fire didn't really progress into the rows of vines. What was different in Australia? John,...
by Kent Comley
December 24th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: Terrible fires in Adelaide Hills burn vineyards including Henschke

Awful fire season 5 million hectares burnt across the country. That’s 50000 square kilometres. Last Friday was apocalyptic. Here it was 46C (114F) with 60 km/h winds. Thoughts are with those who have lost vineyards. Just shocking.
by Kent Comley
December 8th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru

Thanks Jeremy, I do have a magnum that I thought would be handy for my 100th!!!
by Kent Comley
December 6th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comte Georges de Vogüé Dinner (Manila: 2nd May 2019).
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Comte Georges de Vogüé Dinner (Manila: 2nd May 2019).

Thanks Noel, Manila does seem to have a super vibrant fine wine market.
by Kent Comley
November 30th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

Interesting and illuminating discussion.
Great that it is being grown in teh States and also a good article from Asimov, although he does not sound 100% convinced with the variety.

And yes Greg i am impressionable - I joined the DRC fan club after one taste :)
by Kent Comley
November 29th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

Have always enjoyed Fiano, and do drink them quite frequently, but wondering how Falanghina has eluded me for so long.

Good job David, will you propose me for membership??
by Kent Comley
November 29th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Falanghina Fan Club

I had never had a Falanghina until Wednesday night at a little local Italian restaurant that we regularly frequent in Adelaide. They always have a tight, Italian focussed list. It was a warm day so I asked for a white recommendation. What are you looking for enquired the twenty something English wai...
by Kent Comley
November 28th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2509

Re: Barolo recs

Last night had an outstanding 2013 Marengo Barolo. Everything you want in a Barolo and quite reasonably priced.
by Kent Comley
November 25th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2509

Re: Barolo recs

Good wines the Poderi Collas.
by Kent Comley
November 25th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3014

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Sample from supplier - 2017 Prosper Maufoux Chablis AC - fat, oily, lacking precision and freshness, hint of sweetness :( not recommended.
by Kent Comley
November 24th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2509

Re: Barolo recs

Barolo is not easily understood. It is pale, often tawny, often very tannic, often very savoury. It si not everyone's cup of tea. It needs perseverence to understand its charms. It can be darn expensive. It can take a long time to hit its peak. That being said, it is worth the chase, but it really n...
by Kent Comley
November 24th, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few '17 whites
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: A few '17 whites

Stunning white vintage. Tonight’s Jacques Carillon Puligny has weight, yet is chiselled. Looking forward to trying a premier cru from Carillon.
by Kent Comley
November 17th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 2126

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

I have found myself buying quite a bit of CC recently. I love its minerality and its shape.
And there are still a few that fit into my euphemistic 'budget'.
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by Kent Comley
November 17th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères

Sorry to hear Alan. I do belive that 2017 is an outstanding white vintage from what I have seen, but as always there is variability, even with great producers such as Ramonet.
by Kent Comley
November 17th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3014

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Likewise Kris, reckon the oak influence contributes to the impression, but certainly didnt have the cut of other 17s that i have tried.
by Kent Comley
November 17th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3014

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

2017 Domaine Bouchard Meursault Les Clous is a bit riper, more exotic, with richness and drive. It is quite approachable now.
by Kent Comley
November 10th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3014

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Love the '17s Kris as you know. Just ordered some more Fevre and Moreau-Naudet Forets. Had a few at Jeremy's a few weeks ago. Domaine du Cerberon Meursault Les Cras is stellar so we had a few of those (thanks Jeremy) and a Mikulski premier cru was quite exotic and ripe. Neillon Champs Gain was tight...
by Kent Comley
November 9th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Benjamin Leroux, 2005 Dom. Georges Mugneret
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: TNs: 2017 Benjamin Leroux, 2005 Dom. Georges Mugneret

Kris,
I think that it should cellar very well. Sealed under screw cap I would be pretty confident that it will still be perky in 7 to 10 yrs.
by Kent Comley
November 9th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Benjamin Leroux, 2005 Dom. Georges Mugneret
Replies: 4
Views: 376

TNs: 2017 Benjamin Leroux, 2005 Dom. Georges Mugneret

2017 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc Quite possibly the best Bourgogne Blanc that I have had, right up there with Roulots version. Just perfectly ripe with orchard fruits, citrus, almond meal notes and a mineral edge. Finish is very long with a squint inducing acidity. Now I know why I have been bu...
by Kent Comley
November 8th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Thought the 10 was stellar. No brett, sensitively oaked. Pure fruit with graphite minerality. If showing no brett is modern then count me in to the modernists camp.
by Kent Comley
November 3rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

Thanks Jeremy. Sounds on par. Recent Roulots have been a bit richer and less squint inducing from the few that I have seen.
by Kent Comley
October 24th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice Needed: Young Nervi
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Advice Needed: Young Nervi

It is quite soft, open and friendly. Crack it 2 hours prior, double decant and slow ox or leave in decanter. Don't think that you can go too far wrong with this one!
by Kent Comley
October 24th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Great Meursault, less than great Chambolle
Replies: 1
Views: 448

TNs: Great Meursault, less than great Chambolle

2017 Domaine du Cerberon Meursault 'Les Cras' 1er The '17s that i have tried have been drop dead gorgeous. This is no exception. Lots of extract, bags of richness, mouth coating and just a tad squint inducing. Mealy, generous and complete. Kinda old school Meursault, but just so vibrant and powerfu...
by Kent Comley
October 16th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin

Larry,
I do not have a strong handle on 14s at present, having only tried a few, but I do feel as though they are wines with decent stuffing, but yes this wine could easily pass as a '15.
If I see any more '14 Rousseaus at the right coin, I won't hesitate to buy them.
by Kent Comley
October 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 825

TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin

Spotted this on a list at a good price. We had selected some duck as part of our very tasty dinner at Supernormal in Melbourne. I was expecting a charming wine, but this was indeed very serious, dark and brooding with quite structured tannins. For the first time in my life I requested that a Burg be...
by Kent Comley
October 8th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Truffles and Barolo
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: White Truffles and Barolo

Sounds great. Are they in the middle of vintage? Much precipitation? Oh and can you grab me a case of the Rinaldi while you’re there?
by Kent Comley
October 3rd, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: '16 Cepparello vs '16 Tignanello

Thanks Jeremy, coincidentally ordered some 15 Cepparello this week, while backing up the station wagon on the 16 CC.
by Kent Comley
October 3rd, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trezin
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Trezin

So does JM Pillot - always a lovely minerally wine.
by Kent Comley
October 2nd, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66329

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Will be good for Australia's wine exports and industry, so I guess I should be pleased, but increased global trade barriers can only have a detrimental effect on the broader global economy if the economics they taught me at Uni many moons ago is correct.
by Kent Comley
October 2nd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The Last Session

Wow. Just wow. Thanks for the vicarious thrill and yes the 96 Grivots are just downright wierd.

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