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by Kent Comley
September 21st, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

For a minute I didn't think I'd have much to contribute to this thread but I realised I have looked at a quite few '18 reds at the Marchand & Burch 2018 Burgundy tasting a couple weeks ago here in Perth. I don't expect these wines are made differently than Marchand-Tawse '18s, but I could easily be...
by Kent Comley
September 18th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

Some 08s were fabulous but others are a bit hollow and too acid driven. Some 09s were over ripe and showed hard tannins but in general I would rather have a cellar full of 09s. The one thing that makes riper vintages so good is the enhanced quality at lower levels where full ripeness is achieved whe...
by Kent Comley
September 17th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

It looks to be a pretty strong vintage with good ripeness and fleshy wines. Here's one to start the ball rolling. 2018 Forey Pere et Fils Vosne-Romanee Lovely dark cherry and raspberry fruit, with whiffs of violets and some subtle spice. Texture is great, nicely ripe tannins, make the palate silky ...
by Kent Comley
September 17th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: TN: 2018 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes

An interesting tid bit received this morning, a little off topic but hey! Please be advised regarding the 2018 PYCM Meursault ‘Narvaux’ as it was recently offered. This was presented in November last year to David as a barrel sample of Narvaux, and we offered the wine as such. Upon receipt of the wi...
by Kent Comley
September 16th, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

Is a sample set of one sufficiently large to predict an outcome with high confidence?
by Kent Comley
September 16th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

2018 Lucien Jacob Savigny-Les-Beaune
This is all cherry fruit, red and black of good density. Yes it's ripe but not too ripe. There's some real sinew to the back end, good tannic backbone and medium plus acidity. A baby, but outstanding at this level.
by Kent Comley
September 11th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

2018 Fabien Coche Bourgogne Rouge Lovely succulent red and black fruits, some oak notes adding sweetness. texture is good and has reasonable structure and density. Very good drink and makes me think '18 is agood restaurant vintage with teh lower level wines performing well, with ripeness almost a g...
by Kent Comley
September 10th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

Thanks Michael. Good call. I know the Maxime Graillot wines well and have had the Domaine Des lises on a number of occasions. It is quite peppery IIRC which is a trait I like in Shiraz.
by Kent Comley
September 10th, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

Re: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

I have some Leroux BR from 15-17 but can't actually recall trying one. The 17 Bourgogne Blanc however is sensational and I went back and bought some more of those.
by Kent Comley
September 10th, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mercurey Rising...
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: TN: Mercurey Rising...

Buy these quite regularly. Opened a '15 last week that was unsurprisingly pretty tight and backward. The '06 sounds like the go!
by Kent Comley
September 10th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!
Replies: 60
Views: 4256

2018 Red Burgs - time to crack a few!

It looks to be a pretty strong vintage with good ripeness and fleshy wines. Here's one to start the ball rolling. 2018 Forey Pere et Fils Vosne-Romanee Lovely dark cherry and raspberry fruit, with whiffs of violets and some subtle spice. Texture is great, nicely ripe tannins, make the palate silky a...
by Kent Comley
September 8th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

This wine has a bit of a cult following in Australia and is not easy to procure, but given the current lock down in Victoria, some wines are easier to come by at the moment. This is surprisingly quite ripe and fleshy. Initially some whiffs of coal smoke, give way to dark and brooding satsuma plums a...
by Kent Comley
September 7th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er

LOL, Jon Osbeiston sold me magnums of the 1999 Grivot Clos de Vougeot, Luckily they were out of the "frozen" shipment and cost bugger all. They'll be good in 2050. Have drunk a few wines from that frozen shipment - all very tasty! Dugat-Py Grand Crus for a Mawson or two was pricing that we will nev...
by Kent Comley
September 7th, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2514

Re: The best seal

Reminds me of an old joke.

"Why did the walrus go the the tupperware party?"
by Kent Comley
September 7th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3293

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

Thanks a very useful note as I picked up a range of M-G '14s. And yes I do find Chevillon's wines to be less focussed, although still rather tasty.
by Kent Comley
September 7th, 2020, 1:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er
Replies: 6
Views: 548

TN: 2005 Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er

I have been mentally scarred since attempting to consume a bottle of 96 Grivot Clos de Vougeot, but thought it about time to get back on the horse and overcome my phobia. This was quite dark and brooding, and is more advanced than I was expecting of an '05. It's quite muscular and rustic, however th...
by Kent Comley
September 1st, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 Marc Roy Gevrey VV, 2010 Penfolds St Henri
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: TNs: 2018 Marc Roy Gevrey VV, 2010 Penfolds St Henri

I don't really buy the wines either, although theREserve Bin A Chardonnays are close to teh top of the tree. I have always had a soft spot for St Henri and this might be the best of them. It was just a very enjoyable drink.
by Kent Comley
September 1st, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 Marc Roy Gevrey VV, 2010 Penfolds St Henri
Replies: 2
Views: 182

TNs: 2018 Marc Roy Gevrey VV, 2010 Penfolds St Henri

2018 Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin VV This is ripe, taut and muscuslar. A little muted initially but then expodes with sugar coated dark fruits, trimmed with a subtle earthiness and woodsmoke. The palate ripples with energy and it handles a Rib eye with aplomb. Very fine wine. 2010 Penfolds St Henri S...
by Kent Comley
August 24th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: TN: 2010 Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino

Wow, sounds great. I reckon that I hve a few bottles of this so this is good to read.
by Kent Comley
August 13th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3224

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

Cost of goods is higher - smaller runs, higher label cost, higher bottling cost, higher bottle and cork cost.
But the main game is scarcity demand.
by Kent Comley
August 9th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Gerard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin "Lavaux-St-Jacques" 1er
Replies: 2
Views: 282

TN: 2004 Gerard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin "Lavaux-St-Jacques" 1er

I still have quite afew '04s in the cellar and seldom reach for them, but really it is time to start 'enjoying' them despite the lowly reputation of the vintage. For a 16 yo wine this is still rather fresh, no doubt freshened by the natural acidity of the vintage. It does not really show mean greeni...
by Kent Comley
August 5th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: TN: 2006 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots

It has been my experience that the wines show stem inclusion, rich, dark fruit and often drink well young. They are quite opulent, in the mould of Dujac and l'Arlot.
by Kent Comley
August 3rd, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2196

Re: TN: 2013 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Accidentally bought a couple of 6 packs of this as I forgot about the initial 6 pack, but your note vindicates my absent mindedness. Thanks.
by Kent Comley
August 2nd, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet

alan weinberg wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 2:21 pm
Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 1:32 pm
Boillot had a great CC in 11 too. PC sold a bunch of it (and actually delivered it!).
I accidentally bought a case 3 times . . . not remembering the last two times that I already owned it.
That's the sort of 'problem' I would like to have!!!
by Kent Comley
July 30th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will All White Burg Producers Begin To Use Diam?
Replies: 42
Views: 2144

Re: When Will All White Burg Producers Begin To Use Diam?

Never, some will continue to use cork, some will use screwcaps (eg Leroux), some will use procork, some may use vinolok, but I cannot see universal use of Diam in any region.
by Kent Comley
July 29th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice dinner for a milestone birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Nice dinner for a milestone birthday.

Yes that is indeed a 'nice' dinner. food looks spectacular too!

A lovely bracket of white Burgs and also reds. Another very positive data point for 04 LT.

Pleasing note on the Bin 80A, which never garnered teh hypoe of the 90A. Yes those JBM corks from the 80s and early 90s were substandard.
by Kent Comley
July 28th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

Gotta say after watching Erin Larkin last night that her video reviews are very professional and engaging and a nice diversion from the norm. Her Insta account is pretty cool too. Now I want to buy the rest of the Standish range.
Thanks for the heads up.
by Kent Comley
July 27th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

david paly wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Have the Standish from 99-2003 and they’ve aged like bricks which is to say in no path of decline.
Thanks David, I bet London to a brick these will go two or three decades or more, but I do think 10 to 15yrs is a sweet spot for many Aussie Shiraz.
by Kent Comley
July 26th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

Unfortunately these wines are not easy to find in the US and are priced accordingly, about double of Australia. They are about $A100 ($US 70) here, which seems very reasonable given the quality of the wines and small production. 8 bottles of Standish v 1 bottle of Grange? Easy choice for me. I comp...
by Kent Comley
July 26th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

Peter Petersen wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 8:15 am
Unfortunately these wines are not easy to find in the US and are priced accordingly, about double of Australia.
They are about $A100 ($US 70) here, which seems very reasonable given the quality of the wines and small production. 8 bottles of Standish v 1 bottle of Grange? Easy choice for me.
by Kent Comley
July 26th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

I was wondering if these stand up to the hype, thanks for sharing Kent. How would you compare this to something like a Torbreck Shiraz? I haven't had a Torbreck for years and of course Dan was winemaker at Torbreck, so there may be some similarities, but my impression of this wine is that this wine...
by Kent Comley
July 26th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav

Thanks for the update Marcus - 89 was a strange year, super hot through Dec, Jan and Feb and then the heavens opened in March and April, so some fruit was picked earlier than optimal times to beat the rain. Coonawarra was not as badly affected as McLaren Vale and Barossa, but it was still a very cha...
by Kent Comley
July 25th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav

The more recent wines drink well young, the wines of the 90s in particular were pretty tough on release. Sue Hodder has evolved the style back to a more elegant rendition of Coonawarra CS and thus are prettier as young wines.
by Kent Comley
July 25th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav

From tasting noted above for perspective:- 1950s All sound, very even, some drying out but incredible performance from 60 yr old wines. 1954 - tawny, some crimson hues, some brown sugar, molasses but still fruit. Integrated, mature palate but still with some fine grained, celery salt dusted tannins....
by Kent Comley
July 25th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: TN; 1989 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav

89 was a very hot year and many wines have not made old bones. The 90 and 91 were both outstanding. They age incredibly well. In fact I attended a tasting a couple of years ago and the wines from the 50s and 60s were still going strong. 1965 and 1966 are personal favourites, along with the 1991, whi...
by Kent Comley
July 23rd, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

TN: 2018 Standish Wines 'The Standish' Shiraz

Dan and Nicole Standish made the trip down from the Barossa to our neck of the woods a few weeks ago, and kindly left me a couple of bottles. This is a seriously serious Barossa Shiraz. It has real richness and density, yet retains a plushness and also a freshness. It has all the classic hallmarks o...
by Kent Comley
July 22nd, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Vietti Barolo Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: A Few Vietti Barolo Wines

Very nice bracket Jeremy. Really like this wine, but it's becoming more difficult to procure.
by Kent Comley
July 12th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 39
Views: 2125

Re: Wine conumption changed?

When lock down occurred we didn't have a restaurant to worry about at night so we found ourselves with an ideal opportunity to give the cellar a good run, which we did. We still managed to catch up with some friends in the privacy of our own home with appropriate social distancing. We now are back t...
by Kent Comley
July 12th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg Frenzy
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Burg Frenzy

Amazing line up. I can't remember attending a lunch (or dinner) where there were so many great wines in succession. The Barolo and Champagne bracket were epic too. Fatigue meant that i was not sufficiently conditioned for the port bracket, which was probably a good thing given the 5 hr drive home!!!...
by Kent Comley
July 8th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 918

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

I must admit I was a bit cold on the LEAS in the noughties, but recent wines have been top notch with really well handled, unobtrusive oak.
by Kent Comley
July 6th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chevalier-Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chevalier-Montrachet

Thanks - we should have backed up teh truck on these at the time!!
by Kent Comley
July 6th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 918

Re: TN: Giaconda Chardonnay 2008

Thanks for the fascinating tasting note. I don't recall tasting the 2008, but I do recall a couple of vintages that were pushing the envelope a bit, wines that had lots of leesy complexity. I have found the more recent vintages to be more linear and a couple of 20yr old bots that outshone a strong l...
by Kent Comley
July 5th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: TN: 1978 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche

Sounds fresher than the bottle we had a decade ago!
by Kent Comley
July 1st, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 PYCM BBM
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: TN: 2008 PYCM BBM

VGI AW. THX.
by Kent Comley
July 1st, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

Agreed Mike - slip of the memory!! The Lodge Hill is still tidy for the money.
by Kent Comley
June 30th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: TN: 2007 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Agreed, the impression of brett can sometimes deteriorate with air. My experience with wines from this vineyard going back to the Faiveley wines of the 80s and 90s is that the wines can often be quite earthy and rustic, but not bretty. Certainly the earlier renditions from Mugnier were quite tannic ...
by Kent Comley
June 30th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

Yes, Grosset Polish Hill is a great place to start. The Watervale is a bit less austere and approachable young. Other Clare Rieslings to look out for, many are less expensive Pikes Merle Rieslingfreak Clos Clare Jim Barry Lodge Hill O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Tim Adams Crawford River from Henty is a...
by Kent Comley
June 26th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 M. Marengo Barolo Brunate
Replies: 2
Views: 269

TN: 2013 M. Marengo Barolo Brunate

The normale Barolo is really good, this is unsurprisingly a step up. For a Barolo it's quite dark. It has real density, lots of dark fruits, violets, roses. Plush and silky in texture, but not at all heavy or extracted, just lots of flavour. Really drinks incredibly well now, with further complexity...
by Kent Comley
June 25th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

Agreed. I bought 4 dozen. The 13 was excellent, the 15 outstanding but this is even better. The 16 Cepparelli should be pretty handy.

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