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by brodie thomson
January 25th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Neck Tag Source
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Bottle Neck Tag Source

Hi Brian, sent an email to the BH office email account.

Prestige Packing in Henderson used to make them

brodie
by brodie thomson
January 18th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1855

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

Not sure but a couple of good candidates are;

Magnum of 1994 Fonseca
Double Magnum of 2001 Cavallotto Bricco Boschis San Giuseppe

No practical / sensible reason why I ever bought these tbh. Both will outlive me

brodie
by brodie thomson
January 17th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2014 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: TN; 2014 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas

Hi Kent, I totally get your comments. I bought and cellared Clape Cornas for a long time (20+ years). I no longer buy it and I sold off the majority of my holdings. I enjoy it but as you say, at that price point, nothing exciting or special. When I compare it to the Gonon St Joseph at half the price...
by brodie thomson
January 17th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have any of the superripe Aussies changed their style?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Have any of the superripe Aussies changed their style?

Honestly Chris you would be better off with the 100s of Aussie wineries that never chased big Parker scores in the first place. Kent Comley and Jeremy Holmes can give you heaps of suggestions.
I stopped buying the Aussies more than 10 years ago so am out of date

Brodie
by brodie thomson
January 17th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 105
Views: 4379

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Raveneau
Dauvissat
Lamy
by brodie thomson
January 13th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2142

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

BTW, do I want my tannins to be silt-like? Asking for a vigneron friend. Nope! Silt is a rock particle in which the grain size is smaller than sand but larger than clay. When doing fieldwork, geologists have sometimes been known to put a small sample in their mouth. If they can feel the gritty part...
by brodie thomson
January 3rd, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3289

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

I wonder why they listed it all as one lot instead of breaking it up. I guess there are some things in there that were not nearly as attractive as the bulk of it, but still... Does anyone know why they would have sold it that way? It was a huge auction and there was 847 lots in total. Pretty much e...
by brodie thomson
January 3rd, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3289

The greatest wine purchase ever

but sadly not by me. I was there and watched but did not buy. Probably the worst financial decision of my life. In fairness UKP 200,000 was a huge amount of money back then. Christie’s held a single vendor auction on 16 June 1994, there was a morning, afternoon and an evening session (with nearly 85...
by brodie thomson
January 1st, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Waiheke Island
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Waiheke Island

Hi everyone, We will be on Waiheke Island for a few days with friends and at least one of the days will involve touring around on e-bikes to the various wineries. Definite old world palate here. Any suggestions for wineries to nudge the group towards? Many thanks, Hi James, here are a few to consid...
by brodie thomson
January 1st, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33071

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Final year end numbers;

Bought: 121
Sold: 226
Drank: 237

Net Change: -342 bottles

Actually pretty good outcome and hoping to get purchase down below 100 in 2020. Annual purchases in 2019 were the lowest since 2005.
by brodie thomson
December 10th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 1322

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

Think the 1988, 1990 or 1993 will be ready any time in the next ten years? I am still waiting on them. Hi Maureen, the only truly mature Faiveley CdC I have had was the 1964. Also have the 1990 in the cellar. Will try one next year as part of 30 year look back on the 1990 vintage. But my impression...
by brodie thomson
November 15th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Raveneau Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: 2007 Raveneau Chablis

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 10:54 am
Weren't the '07's slightly prone to premox? Raveneau with age is really fantastic - tough drink when young
Maybe I have been lucky but...have been buying Raveneau ever year since the 2006 vintage and yet to have an oxidized bottle. Fevre is of course another story!

Brodie
by brodie thomson
November 15th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Raveneau Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 483

2007 Raveneau Chablis

2007 Raveneau Chablis: The joys of aging Chablis, what a wonderful wine and drinking so well at 12 years. Sadly my last bottle. Youthful looking pale yellow. Enticing classic Chablis nose, oyster shells, brine and lemon. Powerful with tons of mid palate extract providing lots of structure and shape...
by brodie thomson
November 4th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33071

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

October:

Bought: 7
Drank: 23
Net: -16

Both purchases unplanned so that was not helpful!
by brodie thomson
November 3rd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: de Courcel 2002 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: TN: de Courcel 2002 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots

Hi Davy, thanks for great note. Yes I definitely think you smell tannins sometime. An analogy for me is that sometimes you can actually smell the heat from hot chillies when you cut them. Glad to see you posting. I have a couple of these in the cellar and was thinking of leaving them longer to softe...
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: 1635

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: 1357

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: 669

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: 176
Views: 16693

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: 149
Views: 12601

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: 680

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: 3979

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: 3128

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: 988

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: 1537

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: 2559

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: 7499

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: 4622

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: 7499

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: 7499

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: 2559

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: 2559

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: 657
Views: 33071

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: 4587

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: 2049

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: 3391

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: 308

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: 308

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: 384

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: 196

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: 2704

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: 730

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: 2557

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: 2557

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: 684

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: 3119

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: 3119

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: 1712

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: 3119

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: 657
Views: 33071

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

April 2019:

bought: 0
Consumed: 14

Brodie

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