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by François Audouze
December 29th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Very interesting and nice notes.
Before 1989, the year that I have drunk the most is 1959 with 302 wines drunk.
Good performance of Magdelaine on which I would not have bet compared to BAMA.
by François Audouze
December 20th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

Re: Old Champagne questions

The sixties is the greatest decade to drink now for Dom Pérignon (except older décades). 62 64 66 69 are fantastic and my ranking is 66 64 62 69. It means that you are going to drink legends. In this respect, drink them as great wines, more than champagnes. Serve them not as cold as a normal champag...
by François Audouze
November 22nd, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3476

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

There was yesterday the dinner of the "académie du vin de France" and I met Aubert de Villaine. I took the opportunity to ask him. You have seen my pictures. The dark one looks like the one which has initiated this discussion. But when you have the bottles in hand, changing the direction of the ligh...
by François Audouze
November 21st, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3476

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

I have seen Aubert de Villaine tonight and he has confirmed that the glass is not clear and designed to protect against light.
It is what Cristal Roederer makes, not with the glass but with a yellow foil to protect from light.
by François Audouze
November 21st, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12584

Re: 2008 Salon

I have tasted the 2008 Dom Pérignon which gave me the same impression of excellence as the Salon.
I have not yet tasted the Cristal.

The market becomes more and more elitist, because the number of people interested in wine has exploded.
by François Audouze
November 21st, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3476

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

I have been intrigued by this discussion and I went in my cellar to see the color of my Montrachet 2002. here are the pictures : http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191121_162304.jpg http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191121_162454.jpg h...
by François Audouze
November 21st, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12584

Re: 2008 Salon

I have read the three pages of this discussion, and I understand that many questions appear. I would like to add some thoughts founded on my personal use of buying, and on my specific case. I love Montrachet DRC and I used to buy as many as I could and to open them with my children. At 1000 € per bo...
by François Audouze
November 2nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

Thank you ! My friend has sent me pictures of bottles from 3 periods : 1700 - 1720 / 1720 - 1740 / 1740 - 1760. And the most probable date for the bottle of Madeira is 1740. This is 30 years younger than my estimation and correspond to the French King Louis XV. If you are interested the bottles can ...
by François Audouze
November 1st, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon

http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190612_204350.jpg http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190507_131501.jpg http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/20180313_211407.jpg http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.com/wp-con...
by François Audouze
November 1st, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

I would like to show the votes of one of my dinners. In my dinners participants vote for their 4 or 5 best. As the wines are all different, to say that a champagne is better than a liqurous or that a Bordeaux is better than a Burgundy white wine has no technical justification. It is a vote of pleasu...
by François Audouze
November 1st, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

I would like to answer to some questions. Concerning the “romance”, I cannot say that there is none, but I have drunk 467 wines which had 100 years or more when I drank them and it helps me to say when I find bad a wine that I drink, and good when it is good for me. Among them, liquorish or sweet re...
by François Audouze
October 30th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

Jason, Thank you for this message. Such sweet wines improve for ever. I am sure that the bottle of 1770 Madeira would be even better in 200 years as I am convinced that the corks have attained a state of development which will not be altered. Here is the cork of the 1770 Madeira (the wax parts belon...
by François Audouze
October 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

it is the mystery of wine which has a resistance above what is usually believed.
It is easier for sweet wines made near the sea or near an ocean.
by François Audouze
October 30th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

the two bottles : http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191029_115454.jpg The label indicates 1860 but Christie's wrote a note to my friend saying that 1860 is the date of the input in cellar of the original owner, and says that the wines could be as old as 1820 / 1830. ...
by François Audouze
October 30th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

# 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

Let's face it, this is probably the biggest day of my life when wine is concerned. It goes back a long way. Joël, a madman of all that is antique, had sold me about fifteen years ago a bottle of a boat that had sunk in 1739. The bottle of onion shape was marked by marine erosion and Joel had me said...
by François Audouze
September 10th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2853

Re: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme

Someone suggested in 2016 that I meet Omar Khan.
I exchanged emails with Omar and I met him once.
We talked about dinners that I could organize for him.
We did not go far and our exchanges stopped in 2017.
Nothing in our discussions could lead to suspicion, because we did not go far.
by François Audouze
September 1st, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An American wine lover visits us in the south. Occasion to open great wines
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

An American wine lover visits us in the south. Occasion to open great wines

This report is written as a story. Sarah is American. She is today the most assiduous of my dinners, whatever the level. And what fascinates me is that she comes from the United States for my dinners without programming anything else in France. She came to the Hotel du Marc of Veuve Clicquot, the Ho...
by François Audouze
August 31st, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

JonathanG wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:36 am
one of the best writeups i've read. I love when folks that get exposure to this type of quality take the time to share it like this, with not only tasting notes but context/environment.
Thank you for the nice comment.
by François Audouze
August 31st, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

Very interesting as always . All the wines were great , marvelous . Fwiw , Burghound scores the Conti 1954 a 87/100 and calls the vintage less than average . Please read above the message of Aubert de Villaine. Reading my note he said : I am happy that you had the same reaction as I had. So my note...
by François Audouze
August 30th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

Aubert de Villaine wrote to me after reading my report (in French) of the dinner with RC 1954 which I published in my 840th bulletin only this Week, and as he explained, better than I did, the phenomenon which makes that RC from young vines make complex wines, I find interesting to give you his expl...
by François Audouze
August 24th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12538
Views: 604626

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

most recent buy this week : 3 Champagne Cuvee Dom Perignon 1962 2 Champagne Cuvee Dom Perignon 1964 1 Champagne Cuvee Dom Perignon 1970 1 Champagne Cuvee Dom Perignon 1971 1 Champagne Cuvee Brut Paul Bara 1990 1 Champagne Cuvee Cristal Roederer 1983 1 Champagne Cuvee Dom Ruinart 1964 1 Champagne Cuv...
by François Audouze
July 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3684

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Pétrus 1994 whose label did not stay on the glass. picture of the label alone. http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/uploads/DSC08924.jpg Pétrus 1971 http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/20190131_161558.jpg From what I see on the pictures of LMD, I am not sure that I woul...
by François Audouze
July 8th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aeration time for 61 & 95 DRCs
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Aeration time for 61 & 95 DRCs

I agree with your comment.
It is a personal affair to do as you do or how I do.
Cheers !
by François Audouze
July 6th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12584

Re: 2008 Salon

I have drunk the 2008 Salon, and I must say that I found it one of the greatest Salon I have ever drunk. As I have drunk every Salon since 1995 on the day of their official delivery, I see that the 2008 is particularly well made. It reminds me of 1966 Salon which is one of my preferred Salon. It rem...
by François Audouze
July 6th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aeration time for 61 & 95 DRCs
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Aeration time for 61 & 95 DRCs

Gerhard, We begin the same way. I do not differenciate the time and I open 4 to 5 hours in advance in both cases. The difference is after : - I do not pour a glass, to have the slow oxygenation active at its best - I do not decant before serving because it does not add anything at that moment, and b...
by François Audouze
June 20th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

Herwig, It is true that I had drunk two times the RC DRC 1954 before, and I was rather critical. But this one conquerred me. And my friend Tomo had exactly the same reaction. I agree that there is the effect "bottle", but I think that time plays also a role, because this wine had 65 years. The myste...
by François Audouze
June 18th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

Very interesting as always . All the wines were great , marvelous . Fwiw , Burghound scores the Conti 1954 a 87/100 and calls the vintage less than average . I do not know when he drank it. If he notes thinking of glorious vintages, he can do so. Age benefits to small vintages of DRC. I prefer the ...
by François Audouze
June 16th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2493

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Eric Ifune wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Francois, have you ever had the 1720 Borges Pather Madeira or the JCA 1715 Terrantez Madeira? The Madeira geek in me wishes to know! :)
No ! I am a bad boy !
by François Audouze
June 16th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2493

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Thank you Dan.
by François Audouze
June 16th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

James,
I have had seven times Richebourg DRC 1953 and once GE DRC but not the RC DRC.

Alan,
Aubert de Villaine had never used the word "salt" to describe DRC. But he accepts that I use this word to describe DRC. It is absolutely not negative, on the contrary.
For me it is an evidence.
by François Audouze
June 15th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2493

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

I have received many emails concerning these bottles. What is my experience with these kinds of bottles? I have bought a bottle with all the certificates saying that it was in a boat sunk in 1739. The form is not far from the form of the proposed bottles, and I had been warned: you buy history more ...
by François Audouze
June 15th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 26
Views: 3341

1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

The evolution of wine prices changes consumer habits. Some wines have become inaccessible. So when I get offers that I cannot handle alone, I call my friend Tomo, to see if he would accept a joint purchase. This is the case of a Romanée Conti 1954 that tempts me enormously. We know that after the 19...
by François Audouze
May 18th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: session of the Academy of Ancient Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 307

session of the Academy of Ancient Wines

I created the Academy for Ancient Wines 15 years ago. It is completely benevolent. It is a structure which allows people who have old wines to share them with other wine lovers. It is very educative. I organize all by myself which explains why I make only 2 sessions per year. I think that the story ...
by François Audouze
April 25th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 45649

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

it does not work.
Go on the first page of my blog to see it :

www.academiedesvinsanciens.org
by François Audouze
April 25th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 45649

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

some pictures of one of my cellars (it seeems that it does not work) [img][/http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2015-09-28-15.27.01.jpgimg] [img][/http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DSC05786-Copie.jpgimg] [img][/http://www.academiedesvinsanc...
by François Audouze
April 23rd, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities

Bruce,
Thank you very much.

Gerhard,
To see the pictures depends on the system on which you go on internet. With Firefox I cannot see the pictures of this forum.
by François Audouze
April 22nd, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

A dinner with 1937 Romanée Conti and some other rarities

My friend Tomo and I are getting offers from the same wine supplier. He sends an offer for a Romanée-Conti 1937. Alone, I would not buy it, but if we are two, it seems possible to me. Tomo agrees to share it because we are used to buying together. The supplier proposes to join us for drinking. It is...
by François Audouze
April 12th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg

Concerning Coulée de Serrant, I prefer generally the older ones which were made by the mother of Nicolas Joly.
This wine takes advantage of age.
by François Audouze
April 12th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg

Image

here is the photo of the wines. The level of the 1942 Margaux is very good, between high and mid shoulder.
The level of the Richebourg is 5 to 6 cm which is acceptable for bottles of that age.
by François Audouze
April 12th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg

http://www.academiedesvinsanciens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190328_171634.jpg I found incredible that the wax had the words : RICHEBOURG "vigne originelle française non reconstituée" and on the border the name BLOCHET. I succeeded in cutting the wax and I will offer it to Aubert de Villaine,...
by François Audouze
April 12th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

A dinner with the 5 whites of Curnonsky and a prephylloxeric DRC Richebourg

The genesis of this dinner is quite original. The day a dinner was held at the Hotel de Crillon, I received an email proposing me to buy a Richebourg Domaine de la Romanée Conti Vigne Original French not reconstituted 1942. I already drank these prephylloxeric Richebourgs with exceptional qualities ...
by François Audouze
February 22nd, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus , the Chambertin of Bordeaux
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

Re: Petrus , the Chambertin of Bordeaux

Herwig, I love your reports and your comments. We do not always agree, but who cares. My best ever Petrus was a magnum of 1950. And it was so great, associated with other very great wines that the doubt cannot exist about the genuineness of this legendary wine. I have made a dinner with all the grea...
by François Audouze
February 16th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with an emotional Romanée Conti and a very great white Musigny Vogüé
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Dinner with an emotional Romanée Conti and a very great white Musigny Vogüé

Frank,
I use google translation and I change words or sentences which do not seem proper, but for dishes, it is difficult to detect if the translation is correct or not.
by François Audouze
February 14th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with an emotional Romanée Conti and a very great white Musigny Vogüé
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Dinner with an emotional Romanée Conti and a very great white Musigny Vogüé

Dinner in restaurant Garance with an emotional Romanée Conti My friend Tomo receives offers from wine sellers many of which are the same ones that I receive. An offer from a Romanée-Conti appeals to me but the price seems to me dissuasive. I would like to buy this bottle for drinking and I suggest T...

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