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by brodie thomson
October 14th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1451

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

I have had really good luck matching CNDP with Indian food (no hotter that medium). Otherwise a lighter fruit forward Pinot Noir also works. Avoiding red wines with a lot of tannins is the key for me.

If you are going to have the food hot, I would move to a kabinett or spatlese German Rielsling.
by brodie thomson
October 14th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Whilst the correlation may well be spurious; the regression of R2 =0.36 is very low and basically says there is a very weak statistical correlation (at best) between the two variables. Personally I would never a take a correlation seriously with a R2 of 0.36.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
October 4th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: TN: 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Thnx Doug, thnx for the note, love this wine too. Only 2 bottles left out of a 6 pack, too delicious....

Brodie
by brodie thomson
October 4th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6210

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Picked some for US$137 from a local retailer having a 20% sale
by brodie thomson
September 18th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10203

Re: 2008 Salon

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 11:23 am
Available here in Sweden for pre-booking at USD8000 + change.
Hah - I can do better than that! Offered here in NZ for NZ$14,950 which is US$9,500.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
August 20th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Guiberteau - Saumur Rouge (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur)
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Guiberteau - Saumur Rouge (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur)

Hi Brian, thank for the note, I have been buying the Guiberteau for a couple of years now and it is nice to see a TN posted. I tried a 2016 Motelles last year and thought it was delicious and as you say very clean and elegant

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
August 11th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3708

Re: 2008 champagne question

To address some other Pol Roger comments in this thread, I completely agree that this is a house in need of finding itself. A situation that is similar to what Bollinger is going through IMO. The Pol Roger NV and Vintage Rose are always good , but after that it is a crapshoot and the Winston Church...
by brodie thomson
August 11th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2964

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

My validation for 4000+ bottles, at least the argument I use (often) on my wife, came from Richard Gold in his “How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar.” If you drink or open, say for instance 150 bottles a year, and you like wine 20 years old, you “need” 3000 bottles in the cellar laddered at various a...
by brodie thomson
June 18th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Red Burgundy Villages from top producers
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: TN: Red Burgundy Villages from top producers

Hi Paul, thanks for the great notes. Nice to see some village wines getting a run.

Cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
June 17th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another restaurant wine list query
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Another restaurant wine list query

I have my own thoughts on what to order, but would be interested in what others think. What jumps out at you basically. We will be dining at this place in about one months time, so there is no guarantee that (a) wine list is up to date or (b) the chosen wines will be available when we get there. Ass...
by brodie thomson
June 7th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heading to Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 2440

Re: Heading to Australia

Are NZ alcoholic beverage taxes as high as Australia's? We've been invited down several times by winery owners that visit us. They have warned us of the Australian taxes on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, suggesting we bring our own smokes and as many bottles of Grange as we can to flip t...
by brodie thomson
June 7th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 7175

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Sorry this is not provocative, it is ill informed nonsense (well IMO anyway). I think that the two bolded quotes demonstrate the author's ignorance and lack of relevant experience. I defy anyone who actually knows about Bdx 1st growths, has them in their cellar and actually drinks - to say that the...
by brodie thomson
June 7th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4345

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Rousseau Chambertin or Clos de Beze. Vogue Musigny Roumier Bonnes Mares Mugnier Amoureuses This. If you are looking for 1 bottle to drink young my vote would be the CDB. But what vintages? To "see what all the fuss is about", the wine needs to be near maturity imo. I think it's going to be hard to ...
by brodie thomson
June 7th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 7175

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

The most famous red wines of Bordeaux, the Lafites and Latours and Margaux and Moutons, are made to last and there is no doubt that they get better as they get older. But even these rare and expensive wines usually reach their peak at around 10 years of age. Some fine Burgundies will last for decad...
by brodie thomson
June 7th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 7175

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

I am starting to think that I really only like Bordeaux when it is 40+ years old. Even if a Bordeaux is 'drinking well' at age 20, it doesn't have what I want out of a Bordeaux. So it may be open and lovely, but is not drinking well for me. Thanks Bob for saying exactly how I feel! All my peak bdx ...
by brodie thomson
June 7th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heading to Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 2440

Re: Heading to Australia

Heading to Sydney, Auckland, and Melbourne at the beginning of July. Any wine that’s only sold in AU or NZ that’s worth drinking or bringing back home? No plans to visit wineries but plenty of wine stores. It would be helpful if you told us what kinds of wines you like / what styles you are looking...
by brodie thomson
June 4th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heading to Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 2440

Re: Heading to Australia

Heading to Sydney, Auckland, and Melbourne at the beginning of July. Any wine that’s only sold in AU or NZ that’s worth drinking or bringing back home? No plans to visit wineries but plenty of wine stores. It would be helpful if you told us what kinds of wines you like / what styles you are looking...
by brodie thomson
May 30th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28769

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

May 2019:

Bought: 22 (Annual allocations of Gonon, Chave & Raveneau)
Drank/Sold: 35

net: -13
by brodie thomson
May 29th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4485

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Eric the Wine Director at Berns told me that the number one criteria he uses when choosing old burgs is colour. He said colour is much more reliable indicator of how well the bottle is going to perform rather than focusing on ullage. But follow what Ray said as well; if it is murky or cloudy then al...
by brodie thomson
May 29th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Allocations from retailers

For those that get an allocation of something from a retailer, I’ve always had a few curiosities. How did it even come about? Did you ask, do they have a list, is it just good retailers who don’t want to flip and create some good will? How long had you been buying the wine before you knew you had/w...
by brodie thomson
May 29th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3308

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre. I’m priced out of the GCs but still buy the MdT and will continue to do so. Same for me, except I still buy the Valmur as well. Been buying it for 12 years and get an annual allocation (of 3 bottles each) at a really really good price. This will be last allocation I giv...
by brodie thomson
May 29th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?

Jürgen Steinke wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 7:29 am
Try Les Amis du Vin in Munich. Shop is in Klenzestraße 54, 80469 Munich. Open on Mondays 4 - 8 pm, Tuesday to Saturday noon until 8 pm. Mainly French wines.
Thanks Jurgen
by brodie thomson
May 28th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?

Anyone?

thanks
by brodie thomson
May 18th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots

Thanks foe the note Doug, had one a couple of years ago and thought it still quite young. Sounds like more time is required.

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 17th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Dugat Py GC Coeur du Roy
Replies: 0
Views: 177

2011 Dugat Py GC Coeur du Roy

I honestly don't know why I bought this. I must have thought I was getting a "good deal" as the price was good at the time. Clearly and absolutely not my style of Pinot Noir let alone red Burgundy. Dark blackish almost opaque red, nose had smokey scorched earth (fire pit) and I suppose some black fr...
by brodie thomson
May 16th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2618

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Only in the United States is this even a question.
by brodie thomson
May 15th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: TN: 1995 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

I like Sangio. I even really, really like Sangio. It has never been a transcendental variety for me. I adjust my buying accordingly and now really only by RdMs. Well said and plus 1, I have had some that I have really enjoyed, but never one that has confounded me. 2009 Soldera Case Basse did it for...
by brodie thomson
May 11th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2507

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Why bother to drink non-vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux, when harder to find than vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux? pick your answer preference! Answer 1: cos we are AFWE and we prefer the lighter less ripe flavours in the NVOTC wines Answer 2: cos the VOTC wines take forever to come around and the ...
by brodie thomson
May 11th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2507

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Marc Frontario wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 7:39 am
Found lots of love with '01 and '04 vintages
Another vote for 01 and 04
by brodie thomson
May 11th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JL Chave question
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: JL Chave question

Craig G wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Looks like it changed in 2009, judging from CT photos.
yup, here is the evidence!
chave.jpg
by brodie thomson
May 8th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3057

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Brodie - most of the wines I guess you're getting have been a bit insulated from the increases. But even five years ago, $1k got you a "serious" Montrachet such as Ramonet or Lafon. Now they are more than double AND pretty much unobtainable. Meanwhile, the "also ran" Montrachets are all $1k plus. T...
by brodie thomson
May 5th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3057

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

How have white burg release price changes over the last 15 years or so compared to red? Talking about higher end 1er/grand cru. That seems like a relevant fact for this discussion. Have whites gotten more or less.expensive adjusted for premox? IMO, premox hasn’t slowed the rapid acceleration in whi...
by brodie thomson
May 3rd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1690

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

Easy answer for whites: Rieslings is the worst neener
by brodie thomson
May 3rd, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3057

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Yes- mostly Raveneau but a smattering of other bottles from 2014
by brodie thomson
May 1st, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28769

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

April 2019:

bought: 0
Consumed: 14

Brodie
by brodie thomson
April 30th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 2125

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

There are three separate issues bring conflated as other posters have pointed out. 1. Presence or absence of TCA 2. Concentration of TCA when present 3. Taster's individual sensitivity to TCA Since I am a wine drinker and not a chemist who analyses every bottle, I am only interested in #3. My experi...
by brodie thomson
April 29th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2488

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Latour Lafite Haut Brion Margaux Mouton Thanks Mark, my rating as well. I have not had nearly enough to be able to provide a true ranking. No data for post 2002 vintages. My preference for Latour is stylistic and the fact that most of my best ever Bdx experiences for me have been with Latour (1982,...
by brodie thomson
April 29th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2488

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

MacDonald Tynan Lokoya Scarecrow Shafer Hillside Oh wait...people actually still care about Bordeaux??? [stirthepothal.gif] [winner.gif] One really has to love the snowflakes who come into this thread to criticize Bordeaux but then start crying that lovers of European wines are too mean to them whe...
by brodie thomson
April 24th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1918

Re: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005

Thanks for the great notes Paul. Wonderful wines. How were the bottles prepared? Decanted?

Thnx Brodie
by brodie thomson
April 16th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 5005

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Sure, we can all pile on a bag on a clearly over-the-top wine like an out-of-balance, high RS, fake oak mess and agree. There seems to be joy to be found by some, though, in being heavily critical (and going out of the way to be so) of many widely-regarded and well-made new world wines. My question...
by brodie thomson
April 16th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?

Will be in Munich and Nuremberg in July and would appreciate any recommendations for wine shops, especially any that have older vintages.

thanks Brodie
by brodie thomson
April 16th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6998

Re: Favorite Producer

Based on both what I love and actually own (cellar count)

Red: Rousseau
White: Raveneau
by brodie thomson
April 9th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: Wine Shops in Frankfurt & Milan

Been coming since 1991 (in Veneto now), about 4-5 months each year, with current favorites: Enoteche a Milano: HIC ENOTECHE (Spallanzani), CANTINE ISOLA, VINOIR, N'OMBRA DE VIN, BICERIN, PECK Hi Tim, we will be in Verona/Milan in July so this is very helpful. Any wine shop recs for Verona? thnx Bro...
by brodie thomson
March 28th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Trimbach Clos Ste Hune
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2004 Trimbach Clos Ste Hune

my sympathies. Horrible when this happens

Brodie
by brodie thomson
December 30th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Yorker article on supertasters
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

New Yorker article on supertasters

Both entertaining and interesting. Seriously doubt I am a supertaster but would not be at all surprised if my wife is one.


https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-o ... -love-wine

Brodie
by brodie thomson
December 30th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28769

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The year is just about over. I'm net down just over 10% (10.12% to be exact). A spectacular year. I set out to complete a task (get down 10% or more), had 365 days to fulfill that task, and here we are. For 2019, same task, get down another 10%. Hi Peter, very well done. I am in the same situation ...
by brodie thomson
December 14th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All roads lead to spoofy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: All roads lead to spoofy?

I still retch at SQN but I did like a modern Spanish wine a few years ago. Terabithia*? Newman Thea? Something like that. Still haven't lived it down. * if you believe I don't really remember the name of the wine I have a bridge I can sell you... Numanthia is winery and Termanthia is their flagship...
by brodie thomson
December 12th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PH Does RSV
Replies: 26
Views: 1496

Re: PH Does RSV

once your quick bowlers hit their stride on wickets like Perth I have no idea what this means but it’s going to become my general-purpose euphemism. It means they will have their tails up and will go thru India's tail quickly. It does of course depend on whether it is a sticky wicket or not. Hope t...
by brodie thomson
December 12th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 2552

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Based purely on bottles in the cellar.

1. Leoville Barton
2. Calon Segur
3. Pontet Canet
4. Leoville Poyferre
5. Haut Bailly
6. Grand Puy Lacoste
7. Latour
8. Montrose
9. Lafite
10. Lagrange
by brodie thomson
December 12th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sorry, but you didn't buy that corked bottle from us!
Replies: 218
Views: 16083

Re: Sorry, but you didn't buy that corked bottle from us!

Since nobody answered Bodie's post I will. Producers of highly allocated wine for which you pay a premium should make your purchase good. Contact the winery and let them know and if you need to, send them a picture of the cork or if they ask, send them the cork. Some of them are very concerned and ...

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