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by edwardmilstein
February 14th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3329

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

Depends how long your time horizon is. Likely all of today's prices for great burgundies will only go higher over the next 5,10,15 and 20 years.Since most of the red wines I buy can't be drunk for 7-25 years - this is just a small blip in an ever increasing scarcity of great wines.
by edwardmilstein
January 16th, 2020, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3071

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Agree with Chris- in general it will happen on no particular schedule for any given wine- so no predictability. My best example was 85 Lynch Bages- totally delicious till 91,shut down hard for 10-15 yrs( my general storage was at 52 degrees ) and finally came out in the mid 2000's. It was undrinkabl...
by edwardmilstein
January 11th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

Think he's talking about the amount of the tax relative to the price of the champagnes.JMTC
by edwardmilstein
January 4th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3321

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

Now that's a super lot- looks like 3,500,000 +. There's a massive amount of great wine to drink there. Thanks for posting
by edwardmilstein
January 3rd, 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2085

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

1971 La Tache 3L
2010 DRC Montrachet
1988 Cristal Rose mag
by edwardmilstein
December 8th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from tonight: 97 Chave, 00 Cristal, Chartogne-Tallet
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: TNs from tonight: 97 Chave, 00 Cristal, Chartogne-Tallet

Greg- guess you've never tasted good bottles of 90,78,61,59,45 or 29 La Chapelle.All legendary wines and although I love Chave and JL/Erin , old La Chapelle in good condition are very hard to beat ( IMHO )
by edwardmilstein
December 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 DRC Echexzeaux.....Decant Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: 2007 DRC Echexzeaux.....Decant Questions

+1- no need to decant
by edwardmilstein
December 6th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Meursault - the Grux of the matter
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: 2010 Meursault - the Grux of the matter

Winemaker ( at least used to be ,and may still be ) for Olivier Leflaive.Remember drinking a jero of 85 Perrieres years ago from Roulot that he made.Stunning wine.
by edwardmilstein
November 26th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4365

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Bill- which temp setting do you use most of the time ?
by edwardmilstein
November 24th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

butter poached lobster should work well
by edwardmilstein
November 4th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL

Tran- guess you were there early (from the photo ) because by the end, it was crazy there. Fabulous charity tasting,auction and dinners , benefiting Toronto General and Western hospitals.( I'm biased ) Unbelievable food served at an Hermitage tasting on Thursday at Daniel. Guest chefs incl Cesar and...
by edwardmilstein
October 22nd, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with white truffles
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Wines with white truffles

What a tragedy the 06 Leflaive's were.Stopped me from ever going back in the market,although I think its probably time. I was there with friends tasting in end of 07, beginning of 08, all the wines were in tanks settling out and it was obvious the winemaker f'***ed up.Not sure what they did wrong,bu...
by edwardmilstein
September 15th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wednesday night wines in West Chester
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Wednesday night wines in West Chester

Funny, after I posted I was thinking similar thoughts about starting with the oldest,but I usually default to great Burgundy last because anything after never shows as well and it really doesn't matter what comes before( although never sweet ) Even now the Domaine bottles only 6 barrels at a time,al...
by edwardmilstein
September 14th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wednesday night wines in West Chester
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Wednesday night wines in West Chester

Always hard to drink a great La Tache first, as everything pales by comparison. The 71 is a stunning wine,and may be my favorite of all time.So glad you got to drink it from magnum.One of the greatest red burgundy experiences you can have.( assuming a good bottle ) . Of course YMMV since in those da...
by edwardmilstein
September 14th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?

There is really no limit on decanting.Have had open bottles in my fridge for unlimited( years ) periods of time with very little degradation.An hour or 2 should be enough for a 75,younger vintages I'd decant longer, depending on age.
by edwardmilstein
September 2nd, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 42
Views: 3515

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

I do love that fusilli at Marea, also the linguini vongole at esca,chicken en vessie at Daniel,uni toast,tuna tartare toast at ZZ's( related),
by edwardmilstein
August 20th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

all the 04 from the domaine are beautiful wines and have been drinking perfectly for the last 5 years. Very precocious for DRC's, and the Montrachet has always been stunning.Glad you enjoyed it.
by edwardmilstein
July 27th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: TN: 1985 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

Gerhard- I agree, but maybe he was including affordable in his thinking.
I remember buying this pretty early in my wine addiction and still have some left.Guess I'll pull a bottle.
Thanks for the reminder.
by edwardmilstein
July 27th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering of friends - 71 Cristal, 08 Dom, 90 DRC GE, 01 Rayas, 90 Monfortino and etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: TN: A small gathering of friends - 71 Cristal, 08 Dom, 90 DRC GE, 01 Rayas, 90 Monfortino and etc.

Always nice to read about your amazing leisurely meals.Fabulous line-up.Sounds like the wines performed beautifully and it was a fruit or flower day. I don't ever recall having the 71 Cristal, so I'll have to ask a couple of friends if they have it. The wine sounds stunning.
by edwardmilstein
June 19th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 2921

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Drank a mag of 96 10 days ago with another 10 or so others.It was stunning.one of my favorite bottles of the day with the likes of 90DP rose in mag,81 Krug collection mag,88 DP mag,96 Goisses mag,96 Salon,96 DP oeno,96 Krug cdm,88 Krug,96 Tait and 90 Cristal
by edwardmilstein
June 8th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4648

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

Eric's suggestion of 2000 CSJ Rousseau is great. Beautiful wine.1000-1600 ( cheaper availability in Europe ) To be fair, lots of good DRC Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux available in a similar price range.
by edwardmilstein
May 30th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4599

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

with a medium fill its worth 3-4,000. assuming color is good , definite drinker.
by edwardmilstein
May 15th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1875

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

definitely salt- rarely cook with it anymore. Now wine, that would be a tragedy and such a waste of a perfectly good cellar.Surprised you would pick wine.
by edwardmilstein
April 9th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Champagne?
Replies: 40
Views: 2140

Re: Decanting Champagne?

Randy- better article than I was expecting- thanks,interesting read.
by edwardmilstein
March 3rd, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 51
Views: 3262

Re: Amore for Amarone?

oh Victor- have very fond memories of the 85 Quintarelli.Drank it off the list at a hotel in Sirmione on Lake Garda- near Verona. A great amarone iirc. First Quintarelli I had ever tasted.
Pls report back after you drink it.
by edwardmilstein
February 25th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few notes from the Heritage Blind Wine Tasting Finals in Las Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: A few notes from the Heritage Blind Wine Tasting Finals in Las Vegas

Fabulous line up. Would never have expected them to deliver such a rarefied group of wines. Thanks for the report.
by edwardmilstein
February 23rd, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1777

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Esca for the grilled octopus, pasta neri ( squid ink pasta w cuttlefish ),the best linguini with clam sauce in the city,and all the fish is great esp the branzino for 2 cooked in salt . Crudo and salads are very good- near the theatre district . Pretty casual. Also love Pasquale Jones for casual.
by edwardmilstein
February 23rd, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: L'Ambroisie still great?
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: L'Ambroisie still great?

I have such great memories of eating there on my honeymoon in '87. Wine list was good then and Jayer was pretty cheap. All in all, a perfect combo. One of the more romantic restaurants in Paris at the time, and I loved the Place des Vosges. Beautiful spot.
by edwardmilstein
February 21st, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .
Replies: 60
Views: 2981

Re: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .

To be fair, I don't think I've ever had an epiphany wine and food pairing.Have had some good ones, but nothing that elevated the food and wine together to ethereal heights.Hope I do someday, but in general, I drink and eat what i like and hope they go well together.If not, I just enjoy them separate...
by edwardmilstein
December 14th, 2018, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite right bank Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 2010

Re: Favorite right bank Bordeaux

in order generally, but vintage trumps producer occasionally.
Petrus
VCC
Cheval
Trotanoy
L'evangile
by edwardmilstein
December 5th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

Nice line up and inspired menu. Haven't done a champagne only dinner since Spain in the mid 00's. Do love the 88, but how was the 90 showing ?
by edwardmilstein
November 26th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Barolo gathering at Officina
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: TN: Barolo gathering at Officina

Nice group of wines Kevin. How was the food ?
by edwardmilstein
November 17th, 2018, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Bordeaux to open?
Replies: 35
Views: 1334

Re: Which Bordeaux to open?

Have always enjoyed the 86 Rauzan Segla, and its been drinking well for many years.( should be drunk sooner anyway) and the 89 PLL is delicious( for a bordeaux )
by edwardmilstein
November 8th, 2018, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 5281

Re: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

What Leroy wine sells for as little as 250,other than borgogne blanc and rouge ? I would guess her average bottle in inventory is worth 600-800. 10 yrs ago when she sold the 120 cases of 62 La Romanee, they sold for 500 a piece, today they would sell for 3,000 per and if sold at auction in HK , prob...
by edwardmilstein
November 8th, 2018, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help With Wine List-TriBeCa Grill
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Help With Wine List-TriBeCa Grill

How many ppl, how big are the clients ?
for really low cost the suggestion of the Aligote from A+P de Villaine, but Clients suggest they spend real money and I would go directly to Jeremy's suggestion of Ramonet whites from 14/16
by edwardmilstein
November 7th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Planning Wine Tour- Bordeaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1161

Re: Need Help Planning Wine Tour- Bordeaux

sent you a PM
by edwardmilstein
November 5th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: 2009 Dm G. Roumier CM villages - yum

Still remember first tasting the '90 at a poker game in 93 or 94. That was the first time I tasted Roumier, and I remember thinking- wow , this is good. Went back and bought sherry lehman out. Think it was $27.Finished that off , although I still have some of the '02
by edwardmilstein
November 3rd, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Re: TN: 2001 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

I find with Sauternes, it's about the light- that determines how dark it gets. Wines in sealed cases seem to maintain the lighter color better- not that it matters.
by edwardmilstein
October 31st, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Bottle
Replies: 51
Views: 2199

Re: Your Biggest Bottle

Have some 18L La Chapelles, 00/01/03 and a 12 L of 89 Ramonet Montrachet( probably use for charity ). Used lots of 6L and 3L for my 50th and 60th birthday celebrations and a 9L of 1900 Leoville Poyferre ( late release ). I love opening large formats with friends and family,although when its a proble...
by edwardmilstein
October 30th, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1948 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: TN: 1948 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Always love old Vega. Had a '57 that was delicious while in Spain at least 10 yrs ago. Never had the 58 and all the 62's/68's have been disappointing. Love the 70, but it's much more primary, than wines 20-30 yrs older. I'll have to find a good 48 to try.Thanks for the note.
by edwardmilstein
October 30th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4794

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Start storing all your white burgundy at 48 degrees
by edwardmilstein
October 28th, 2018, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 DRC Vosne-Romanee 1er 'Cuvee Duvault Blochet'
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: 2006 DRC Vosne-Romanee 1er 'Cuvee Duvault Blochet'

Think I paid $195 for those, I'll have to pull a 6 pack. Thanks for the review. I never loved the '02, but think I had some bad bottles.
by edwardmilstein
October 27th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most indelibly etched on your memory?
Replies: 53
Views: 2725

Re: most indelibly etched on your memory?

Lots to choose from, but a good friend and his father opened 71 Gouges Les st Georges and 64 Pousse d'or ( think it was Clos de la Bousse d'Or ) , that I always think back to fondly. 1863 Latour in 2000 at a Latour vertical, before a Christies sale that will always stay with me, and a '29 Latour in ...
by edwardmilstein
October 24th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.
Replies: 26
Views: 961

Re: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.

and I'd buy 30-45 yr old Yquem,which will be perfect when they're 21-80
by edwardmilstein
October 24th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.
Replies: 26
Views: 961

Re: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.

I've been reassessing my birth year buying strategy.Turns out most of the great French reds from 95/96( so the bordeaux's should be very vintage/ wine dependent ) need much more time, especially in magnum.White burgundy was a total wipe out except for Leflaive. (buy in magnum for the highest likelih...
by edwardmilstein
October 18th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug vs. Cristal
Replies: 73
Views: 5833

Re: Krug vs. Cristal

I think the Cristal rose wins hands down. I'll defer to Ray on the rest.He's probably had more vintages of each than 99.999% of champagne drinkers out there.( probably could've added a couple more 9's )
by edwardmilstein
October 18th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 754

Re: TN: Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2014

If you're near Rancho Mirage- try Shabu Shabu - my son swears by it.
by edwardmilstein
October 18th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...

Had the 05 RSV a couple of years ago and it was singing.I don't open them that young usually, have heard the 05's may be shutting down,but I'd still go for the 05 RSV
by edwardmilstein
October 17th, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from NY trip- Soldera, Rayas, Latour, Schaefer Auction, LaLas, Krug, DP, Cristal, DRC and more
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: TNs from NY trip- Soldera, Rayas, Latour, Schaefer Auction, LaLas, Krug, DP, Cristal, DRC and more

OMG- , a perfect but sad description .Sad , because I bought a ton for my son born in '95 , which I hope will someday be drinkable. Guess I'll do a 25 yr retrospective with him to see if any are drinkable in 2 yrs.Think I must have 25 different wines.

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