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by J. Ashourian
November 14th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4310

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Word on the street is there will be an 08 Krug released but very very small quantities. They will be bottled only in Magnum and packaged in previously unsold (last seasons) Louis Vuitton handbags.
by J. Ashourian
November 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Champagne to cellar

Agree on Krug 164. Have stocked up on mags.
by J. Ashourian
October 15th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 3081

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

A couple thoughts here. How could the Domain process refunds? Would it be like a class action, where every single person who consumed a bottle of Leflaive comes out of the wood work and winds up with $12 each? Hard to prove your loss, is my point. Secondly, id bet the Domain is going to begin some l...
by J. Ashourian
October 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1483

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

No question. 1995 heidsieck.
by J. Ashourian
October 7th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

I know what you're talking about. I get it too in older rioja. No clue what it is.
by J. Ashourian
September 26th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10699

Re: 2008 Salon

Oh, and the pricing on the 08 Salon is silly. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if its announced LP group gets gobbled up by a luxury conglomerate in the coming months and they are actually buying these cases from the marketplace as a ploy to improve valuation. 8,000 cases at $8,000 is 64 balloons. Would...
by J. Ashourian
September 26th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10699

Re: 2008 Salon

Very surprised at the claim there wont be any 2008 Krug. Very hard for me to believe that they would elect to conserve capital but still make a 164 with '08 base, and no vintage at all, even thought the vintage sells for 2x the mv. Conceptually, if the decision was about $, their decision is not ali...
by J. Ashourian
August 28th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3712

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Doubtful we will ever see an end to this phenomenon. Until people stop trying to out-douche each other, uneducated luxury-seekers will continue to believe that price (alone) is indicative of quality.
by J. Ashourian
August 6th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8269

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

BBR accepts amex. I believe they convert at the spot rate. Also, their website is very easy to use and pay. Wiring is such a hassle.
by J. Ashourian
August 2nd, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are mags of 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Where are mags of 1996 Dom Perignon

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 6:48 am
All saved for later disgorgement.

They'll be able to charge that much more for P2 and P3.

So they're holding them for ransom? :)
by J. Ashourian
August 2nd, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are mags of 1996 Dom Perignon
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Where are mags of 1996 Dom Perignon

Anyone know why these werent released or produced?
by J. Ashourian
July 22nd, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1486

Re: 1981 wine

I would avoid Leoville Las Cases, a magnum was pretty dried out 10 +years ago. Agree 100% with Beaucastel and LdH. Also, if you want to try something unique and fantastic, try the 1981 Barbeito Verdelho. I think Rare Wine Co may have. My favorite young Madeira.
by J. Ashourian
July 18th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about Burgundy Vineyards
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Question about Burgundy Vineyards

I wonder if over time we will see most of the Grand Cru vineyards sold or leased to the producers who achieve the highest prices for their wines. You can buy a Chambertin, for example, on release for $150, or one for $1,000. I realize the price that the domaine achieves is far less than what the mar...
by J. Ashourian
July 14th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 3090

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

2019 Bordeaux, and then 2020 Bordeaux followed closely by the once in a lifetime 2021 Bordeaux.
by J. Ashourian
April 2nd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1477

Re: Anchovies

I have had the Markys "00" Filet of Cantabrian anchovy. They are very similar to Don Bocarte. Order from Markys.com
by J. Ashourian
April 2nd, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy
Replies: 22
Views: 2361

Re: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy

Vampire wine is undead at retail.
by J. Ashourian
January 10th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OLD El-Cheapos That Surprise?
Replies: 23
Views: 1171

Re: OLD El-Cheapos That Surprise?

Although it has been discussed before, some old Riojas can age gracefully even though they are grocery store level wines. One that comes to mind is Campo Viejo. Can easily be found for less than $10. I bought a large parcel of original cases of 1973 a year ago and they are astonishingly good even if...
by J. Ashourian
January 7th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Old Colares
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Old Colares

Bump
by J. Ashourian
December 21st, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Old Colares
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Old Colares

Bump
by J. Ashourian
September 13th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2015 DRC GE- Reduction
Replies: 0
Views: 371

2015 DRC GE- Reduction

1 bottle $2200

PM me.
by J. Ashourian
August 15th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Louis Carillon BBM
Replies: 2
Views: 178

TN: 2007 Louis Carillon BBM

Totally Premoxed.
by J. Ashourian
August 7th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some old Madeiras
Replies: 3
Views: 798

FS: Some old Madeiras

Final bump.
by J. Ashourian
July 29th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Something fishy with H Jayer bottles in the UK...
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Something fishy with H Jayer bottles in the UK...

Perhaps they never reached the reserve, and are now relisted?
by J. Ashourian
July 24th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some old Madeiras
Replies: 3
Views: 798

FS: Some old Madeiras

Bump
by J. Ashourian
July 22nd, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Some old Madeiras
Replies: 3
Views: 798

FS: Some old Madeiras

Mostly 19th century wines from Blandys, Cossart Gordon, Leacock, and Acciaioly for sale at the moment. Pm me if you are looking for something specific.

Thanks
J
by J. Ashourian
July 10th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

The 1993 Pajzos is really good. Everyone I offer it to seems to like its viscosity and aromas. It is beyond sugary sweet. Too much will leave you with a scratchy throat. Im not sure what you mean by never to be repeated because I think Pajos bottled a 1999 and 2000 Essenzia that seems similar to the...
by J. Ashourian
July 7th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

flawed Dereszla 2000 Eszencia?

I think this is the normal color and darkness for a 18 yr old Essenzia. I bought some 1993 Pajzos which were all similarly dark on release which was about 4-5 years ago or so.
by J. Ashourian
May 26th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF 1981 Beaucastel
Replies: 5
Views: 389

WTB/WTTF 1981 Beaucastel

Alan- Drank a bottle two nights ago and i'm still in shock.
by J. Ashourian
May 25th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF 1981 Beaucastel
Replies: 5
Views: 389

WTB/WTTF 1981 Beaucastel

Looking for 4 bottle minimum. Thanks
by J. Ashourian
January 13th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Question - dual cooling units
Replies: 16
Views: 1267

Cellar Question - dual cooling units

Yes, I have 2. In my opinion, wise to have redundancy.
by J. Ashourian
September 27th, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: D'Angerville (1996, 1971)
Replies: 0
Views: 233

D'Angerville (1996, 1971)

3x 1996 Clos des Ducs
2x 1971 Champans


$1650
by J. Ashourian
June 10th, 2017, 6:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Old Colares
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Old Colares

bump.
by J. Ashourian
June 1st, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK government wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

UK government wine cellar

Good list if I were a visiting dignitary and didn't know where my country stood with the Kingdom.
by J. Ashourian
March 28th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1957 wine
Replies: 30
Views: 1679

1957 wine

I would recommend Madeira. Reach out to Rare Wine Co. and ask what they have from that year. You wont be disappointed.
by J. Ashourian
March 2nd, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jacksonville, FL Restaurant Reccos needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1211

Jacksonville, FL Restaurant Reccos needed

Scott,
I live in Jax Beach. LMK if you wanna meet up!

J
by J. Ashourian
February 10th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Westvleteren 12
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Westvleteren 12

Got some and would be happy to trade for champagnes.

PM me
J
by J. Ashourian
January 31st, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Old Colares
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Old Colares

Bump
by J. Ashourian
January 29th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 104
Views: 9751

TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

Maybe i'm the odd man out but have tried this bottle twice this week. Tasted incredibly sweet. Like too much dosage. Im not an expert on how this will resolve over time, but would be curious to know if anyone has opinion.
by J. Ashourian
December 28th, 2016, 5:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Old Colares
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Old Colares

Lots of interest on these. Some bottles left of the younger ones if anyone desires.

Thanks
J
by J. Ashourian
December 17th, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Old Colares
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Old Colares

Have some from Gomes. 1931, 1934, 1969.

$275 per for the 1931
$200 per for the 1934
$100 per for the 1969




PM me.
by J. Ashourian
November 7th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prime Drinking Window Bdx: '83-'96 - Favorites?
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Prime Drinking Window Bdx: '83-'96 - Favorites?

Ive always had a soft spot for '96 Lynch
by J. Ashourian
July 28th, 2016, 6:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ham in the cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Ham in the cellar

Yes. I kept some pata negra (sealed in plastic) in my cellar for quite a while. Some penicillin looking white stuff formed on the outer skin of the ham, but it was easily wiped off.
by J. Ashourian
June 24th, 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did everybody buy in UK today?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

What did everybody buy in UK today?

I have been eyeballing some champagnes but didn't pull the trigger. Was curious what everyone bought in the 10% off sale.
by J. Ashourian
June 6th, 2016, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 5
Views: 421

TN: 2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Had a 2004 Corton Charlemagne that blew my mind. Need to seek some of this out.

Thanks for the notes.
by J. Ashourian
May 15th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: | Selosse | DP | Ramonet | Tremblay | Lafite | Dagueneau | ..,
Replies: 2
Views: 641

TN: | Selosse | DP | Ramonet | Tremblay | Lafite | Dagueneau | ..,

Hi Barry,
Where did you buy the Guillaume Seloss champer?

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