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by Larry Link
September 23rd, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7110

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

2001 Clos des Lambrays - increasingly delicious and moving up through the gears; hard to find now - I was lucky to find a few cases in Belgium 10 years back. CT reviews & scores have been heading up since 2018.... Kevin Harvey of Rhys used to tout this wine. It was about $35 then . . . and lovely. ...
by Larry Link
September 20th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis

Sounds yummy Buzz. The Michel MdT and Grenouilles are usually very reliable and bargains from Chablis, especially if you prefer your Chablis fermented in steel vs oak. We did a fun blind tasting of Michel vs Raveneau, 2012 vintage, to see if people could discern the producers based on style (0ak vs ...
by Larry Link
September 20th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4214

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

I found some of the whites to have a bit of an “exotic “ characteristic that I attributed to botrytis. I recently had the 08 Coche PM Enseigneres that was really in the drinking zone: 9/8/2020 rated 94 points: Popped and poured. Very young and vibrant. Nose shows white flowers, spice and lemon infus...
by Larry Link
September 8th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

The vast majority of 17 is wide open. I’ve drank more than 10 cases of village, 1er, and grand cru 17 burg and less than a handful were tight, usually the ones you’d expect (barthod) Let me get this straight, 2017 has been in the market for about one year and you’ve already opened and consumed 120 ...
by Larry Link
September 8th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

The vast majority of 17 is wide open. I’ve drank more than 10 cases of village, 1er, and grand cru 17 burg and less than a handful were tight, usually the ones you’d expect (barthod) Let me get this straight, 2017 has been in the market for about one year and you’ve already opened and consumed 120 ...
by Larry Link
August 22nd, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8333

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

On the northern end of the fire, Pescadero creek is lined with redwoods which seem to be serving as a fire break below Alpine and Horseshoe vineyards. The VIIRS map update this morning was very encouraging. I am very concerned about Boulder Creek, Felton and Ben Lomond. It does seem that Cal Fire i...
by Larry Link
August 6th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine d'Auvenay's Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Domaine d'Auvenay's Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

I’ll bite, what do they say about the water table in Puligny?
by Larry Link
August 4th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?
Replies: 50
Views: 1993

Re: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?

Like others I find white burgundy pairs well with a wide variety of food. Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, cheese and spinach Is a simple favorite. Pasta with an Alfredo sauce and mushrooms. Risotto. Simple lobster roll, crab cakes, scallops pan fried in butter. Any white fish with a simple lemon and ...
by Larry Link
July 31st, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5977

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Glad to hear you are on the mend Buzz. Have you been able to trace back to where you were exposed to the virus? Turn around time for testing is indeed a joke. Did you quarantine yourself after you got the symptoms and were tested?
by Larry Link
July 26th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers

We were discussing Chevalier-Montrachet earlier this year, and the other day a friend was out in the vines and shot this clip for me. We start looking at the Chevalier-Montrachet belonging to Philippe Colin; then we see the much higher, non-hedged canopies of Domaine d'Auvenay; and then the vines o...
by Larry Link
July 16th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5125

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Ridge Monte Bello, 29 vintages. (81, 91, 93-2019(18 & 19 on order))
Dehlinger Estate Pinot, 26 vintages. (92-2017)
Rochioli West Block Pinot, 21 vintages. (95-2016)
Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre, 20 vintages. (88, 96, 99, 00-2017)
by Larry Link
July 11th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
Replies: 1
Views: 300

TN: 2011 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

2011 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (7/11/2020) This tastes much richer and rounder than the last bottle. Drank with some Gorgonzola cheese and it shows a lovely briney nose with Meyer lemon oil and a bit of pine needle. The palate is perfec...
by Larry Link
July 11th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM

[quote="David Glasser" Mike, Larry, thanks. Sounds low risk. So when do these shine? 10 years? 15? I used to like white Burgs with age (>10 years) way back before I gave them up for premox. [/quote] I think 6-8 years is a good time to open them. I find their lean, acidic style works very well in rip...
by Larry Link
July 11th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Raveneau Butteaux
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: TN: 04 Raveneau Butteaux

alan weinberg wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Butteaux so good! Soaring aromatics with freshness of the ocean, clean fruit and bracing acidity. Layered, delicious wine with a long future, leaner than MdT of the same vintage. Love Raveneau.
Great note. The 04s from Chez Raveneau are long lived wines.
by Larry Link
July 11th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1071

Re: 2008 Meursault Perrieres Coche and PYCM

I know Coche is above my pay grade, but you inspired me to check PYCM prices on WS. Still 2-4 times the cost of Bouchard's version. Dare I try the PYCM at risk of going down yet another rabbit hole? do it. Do it. Do it. It’ll be out of our price range in a couple years. LOL. OK, 2 bottles of the 20...
by Larry Link
July 3rd, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1983 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Clos
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: TN: 1983 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Clos

Sounds nice. As an aside, I frequently smell like spent fireworks also.
by Larry Link
July 1st, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4843

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

A small group of friends have been doing weekly tastings via Zoom. We decided to go big because you never know how much time you have left. The top 5:

1. 2009 DRC Grands Echezeaux
2. 2014 PYCM Chevalier Montrachet
3. 1985, 95 and 05 Clavelier VR Les Beaux Monts
by Larry Link
June 26th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1964

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

I’m in it for the buzz.
by Larry Link
May 30th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: TN: 2005 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux

Nice tasting note; Mongeard-Mugneret made both an Echezeaux and an Echezeaux VV in 2005. Judging by the photo that you posted you drank the VV. The Ech VV is a consistently strong wine in their lineup, I like it better than his Grands Ech and on par with the Richebourg. I had the 05 VV 4 years ago i...
by Larry Link
May 19th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4373

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2010 Roulot BB was in the zone tonight. Still very lean, crisp and mineral laden. No sign of premox thank goodness.
by Larry Link
May 19th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 139
Views: 8922

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

G. Bienstock wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Dehlinger. Russian River Valley old vine Cab. Totally unique.
+1 my go to "inexpensive" cab. Love the Claret also, but he stopped production in 2012. At $36 the Claret was an absolute bargain.
by Larry Link
May 19th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13426

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Meadows (Burghound) rates 2011 an average vintage for reds, better than 2013 and equal to 2012, 2014, 2006, 2007, 2008 etc. For my tastes, 2011 is below all of these vintages. Not that I am a follower of Gilman, but I get a chuckle out of the title of his vintage report: The Extremely Elegant, Low ...
by Larry Link
April 27th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 5061

Re: How good is Chevillon?

I used to think Chevillon was a producer that had to be aged awhile, but the recent vintages i've had of them have been delicious! It’s tough to generalize as always in Burgundy. I agree with Craig if you’re lucky you can catch just about any young burgundy with an early open drinking window. I hav...
by Larry Link
April 22nd, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.
Replies: 33
Views: 2945

Re: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.

I've got a few of these, and will open one tonight to see if my experience is similar. Here's an excerpt from Tanzer's vintage report that might point to hail damage in MdT as the potential issue. Bernard Raveneau called the 2007 vintage a "belle échappe (narrow escape). After a relatively lousy su...
by Larry Link
April 22nd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.
Replies: 33
Views: 2945

Re: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.

I've got a few of these, and will open one tonight to see if my experience is similar. Here's an excerpt from Tanzer's vintage report that might point to hail damage in MdT as the potential issue. Bernard Raveneau called the 2007 vintage a "belle échappe (narrow escape). After a relatively lousy sum...
by Larry Link
April 4th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schrödinger's (b)Ox: '07 Bouchard MP
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Schrödinger's (b)Ox: '07 Bouchard MP

Just popped one of those last week, and was disappointed. If fact my last 2 have been pretty bad, so I wish you luck. Tasting notes copied below. On the positive side we drank the 09 a few weeks ago and it was rocking. 3/28/2020 rated 87 points: Advanced nose. Some citrus and floral. Lean somewhat f...
by Larry Link
March 28th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 2312

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

I stopped buying reds after 2012 vintage, except for select 2014s. Reds in descending order, with a minimum of 3 cases per vintage: 2005 25.8% 2009 11.4% 2010 9.1% 2003 7.9% 2002 4.8% 2008 4.7% 2011 4.6% 2007 4.2% 2001 4.0% 2012 3.8% 2006 3.2% 2014 2.6% 1993 2.2% 1999 2.1% Whites in descending order...
by Larry Link
March 25th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2740

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Bouchard MP probably the best white Burg to buy if buying only one. I opened a bottle of the 2009 Bouchard MP this evening. It's still singing. It has the lemon/lime character that many 2009s have, with more sweetness (sucrosite as they say) than vintages like 2007 and 2011, but very firm underlyin...
by Larry Link
March 23rd, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre

Nice bottle for a Monday night Doc, sounds like it was rocking.
by Larry Link
March 23rd, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2740

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Thanks for the notes Don. I reckon '15 might surprise a few of you. A PYCM Le Banc last week was superb. I'm in agreement Jeremy, in 2015 I concentrated buying to producers that I trust including PYCM, whereas in 2014 I bought liberally from a larger cross section. Pierre-Yves does really well in r...
by Larry Link
March 22nd, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2740

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Thanks for the notes Don. I reckon '15 might surprise a few of you. A PYCM Le Banc last week was superb. I'm in agreement Jeremy, in 2015 I concentrated buying to producers that I trust including PYCM, whereas in 2014 I bought liberally from a larger cross section. Pierre-Yves does really well in r...
by Larry Link
March 21st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I had this wine about a month ago and then was fortunate to have dinner with PYCM. I mentioned that I had this and he asked how it was drinking. I told him I thought it was beautiful and he said the last time he tried it he thought it was still a little too tight. So I'm taking this as this wine st...
by Larry Link
March 21st, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 3:25 pm
$43 for a Saint-Aubin from PYCM happened long ago in a galaxy far, far away.
This was purchased 5 years ago, not exactly a long time. And the 2017 was purchased for $55 just last fall.
by Larry Link
March 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 5
Views: 397

TN: 2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru (3/20/2020) Popped and poured. The nose is textbook PYCM; minerals, citrus, flint, spice and highly aromatic. Crips, lean and tart palate, good volume paired with copious acidity and ...
by Larry Link
March 20th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: TN: 1978 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

1978 California Cabs are so good. I have about a mixed case remaining of 78 Heitz Martha's, Clos du Val and Dehlinger. They have all been stunning and seem to be holding at this level. Low alcohol, bright and subtle fruit; they accompany meals so well. Last night we had an 83 Heitz Martha's, it was ...
by Larry Link
March 20th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 214
Views: 17272

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

I think the answer depends on how long and how deep the recession goes. Short term, with brick and mortar retail shuttered, I suspect online sales and online auctions will get a boost. That blip will be short-lived assuming brick and mortar retail comes back. If the markets continue to go down, it a...
by Larry Link
March 11th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good Banc
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Love a good Banc

PYCM is the definition of “take-it-to-the-banc” white burgundy.
by Larry Link
March 7th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Chris Seiber wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Jerry Hey wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Sounds great although the prices for this are now just ridiculous in the US.
Expensive, Butteaux so delicious.
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by Larry Link
February 5th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roulot '17's
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Roulot '17's

Helpful notes Jeremy. Did you also taste at PYCM and H. Boillot? Love to get your notes on the wines from those producers and also your general impression of the 2017 vintage. I'm quite hopeful for 2017; in my very limited tastings my takeaway is that the wines have a lovely balance between ripeness...
by Larry Link
January 22nd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 6006

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Hello everybody I see a lot of PYMC in your list. Do you considare him as a top of burgundy ? I do consider PYCM in the top tier of WB producers, but there are many on that list. I believe the reason you see PYCM on many top 3 lists is a combination of availability, price and quality. 1. Availabili...
by Larry Link
January 21st, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 6006

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Based on what is in the cellar today: By Quantity: PYCM Raveneau Roulot By Value Using CT Valuation(not cost): Raveneau Coche PYCM The other interesting stat is to look at the top 3 WB consumed by producer: By Quantity: Raveneau Dauvissat PYCM By Consumed Value: Coche Raveneau Roulot Coche and to a ...
by Larry Link
January 16th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Good to look back: Drank 192 Brought to a tasting 23 Gifted 7 Spoiled 3 Total 225 I'm surprised that only 3 were spoiled, I may not have recorded all of them. My experience is the premox on whites and corked wines end up being 5% of my consumption. So it should have been closer to 10 as opposed to j...
by Larry Link
January 4th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1759

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

I had a case of Bordeaux shipped in the winter a few years back, and the shipment got caught in a cold snap. 8 of the 12 bottles froze, with the corks protruding anywhere from 1/2 inch to 1 inch. The corks burst right thru the capsules in a couple of bottles, many leakers. My recommendation would b...
by Larry Link
January 3rd, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault 1er Cru
Replies: 3
Views: 309

TN: 2010 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault 1er Cru

2010 Jean-Marc Roulot Meursault 1er Cru - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (1/1/2020) Popped and poured. Lightly spicy nose, minerals, flint and stone fruits. Delicious palate, crisp and precise with a creamy richness that buffers a citrus bite on the finish. In a great spot toni...
by Larry Link
January 3rd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?
Replies: 41
Views: 1759

Re: Ok to ship FedEx Ground from east coast to west coast this time of the year?

I had a case of Bordeaux shipped in the winter a few years back, and the shipment got caught in a cold snap. 8 of the 12 bottles froze, with the corks protruding anywhere from 1/2 inch to 1 inch. The corks burst right thru the capsules in a couple of bottles, many leakers. My recommendation would be...
by Larry Link
December 21st, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: TN: 2012 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Jesus Christ, I hope so . . I am supremely sure David just picked this up on the secondary market, 6 years after release because he had $360 plus shipping burning a hole in his pocket.... Bought on release for $100. $100 in the US on release? That’s a crazy good price. Average CellarTracker user pr...
by Larry Link
December 17th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 2030

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

Surprised there is not more love for the 2005. My top 5:

1. 1990
2. 1989
3. 2000
4. 2005
5. 2003
by Larry Link
November 7th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 23
Views: 1720

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

I’ll take 13 whites over 16. 16s are too thick and glycerol for my palate.
by Larry Link
October 21st, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots

Nice note. Chevillon’s 2010s across the lineup are excellent. I recently went thru a flight of 4 of them, Cailles was best followed by a surprisingly open Vaucrains.

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