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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: 1560

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: 1033

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.
by Larry Link
October 15th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin

Sounds more like a 2015 than a 14. Maybe 14s are starting to firm up?
by Larry Link
September 17th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

Thank you Mark for the notes :) Sounds like - at best - the jury is out on the '96. I thought it might turn into a great wine, but your note suggests otherwise. I've had very different experiences with the 1996, most recently at a big dinner where it was WOTN for me vs. stiff competition from Mouto...
by Larry Link
September 17th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1266

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Have to agree; Saxum is not my cup of tea but I was impressed by how well a 2005 Bone Rock was drinking recently. Nicely integrated, carrying its 16.1% beautifully with no sign of cracking up, clearly many more years to go (The next morning my husband and I had vicious hangovers and we swore off bu...
by Larry Link
September 4th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
1972, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2016.
Good list, I’d add 1983, as it had the reputation for hail taint on release.
by Larry Link
August 13th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne

Here’s Tanzer’s comment about the 2017:

Pierre-yves Colin-morey Corton-charlemagne Grand Cru White) (Colin has added more fruit on the Pernand side to this cuvée– now about 70% of the total, with the other 30% from Aloxe-Corton--and the owner in Pernand lets him work all of his vines):
by Larry Link
August 13th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne

The source of the PYCM CC has changed every year from 2013 to 2017. He still manages to make great wine year in and year out, so I wouldn’t worry about 2017. In fact reading about the 2017 change it sounds like he has more control than ever on the vineyard decisions.
by Larry Link
August 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: TN: 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

Nice note, I’ve been really enjoying the 2012s from PYCM, he does so well in the riper vintages. His 12 CC is spectacular, here’s a note from a couple of years ago: 9/27/2017 rated 94 points: Popped and poured into a decanter to consume over a 1 hour period. Wow the nose on this wine is stunning, ju...
by Larry Link
July 17th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2078

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

I've only ever had them young (and loved them). I suspect though that I'd really appreciate them with some serious age, given Hardy's comment above. I've had them with a few years of age, but never really extended aging. I'd love to be convinced someday, but for now I'm still drinking them young. A...
by Larry Link
July 15th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 27
Views: 2231

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

henri-boillot_MONOPOLE.jpg For some reason, I had always thought of Henri Boillot as more of a negociant - I had no idea that the family owned an entire vineyard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopole_%28wine%29 I tried searching, but I couldn't find much about the history of the domaine. Berry Br...
by Larry Link
July 12th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2321

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

I find that after about 8 years you can start to see La Forest from the trees. After Preuses it’s my favorite wine from his stable, and until recent vintages a bargain at $60.
by Larry Link
July 11th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2537

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Lucky to live in Massachusetts this time of year. Great prices all over the place. Put me squarely in the camp for preferring hard shells; and I prefer claw meat to tail meat. I'm probably in the minority in both these positions. Last big feed we had, I asked and 8 out of 10 prefer the tails. I’m w...
by Larry Link
July 6th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Agree on the 2011, excellent note. 91, 01 and 11 are all great vintages of Monte Bello. I’ve been working on a Monte Bello tasting that will include all 3, flight of 90s, flight of 00s and a flight of 10s.
by Larry Link
June 25th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 45
Views: 4603

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

The 2014 sold for $295 from the winery. If you have Wine Searcher Pro, do a search on the 2014 HSS. There are 4 pages of stores selling the wine around the country! Low price is $245, and there are 40 stores selling it below $290. I think this wine is over distributed as it appears to be very easy t...
by Larry Link
June 14th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche

Glad you found some compatriots in FL. Great notes on some wonderful wines. What do you mean by the phrase “Last classic vintage of Coche IMO.”? 2011 Coche-Dury Meursault Les Rougeots - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault (6/13/2019) Surprisingly accessible. Not nearly as tart as the 11 Cail...
by Larry Link
May 29th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3343

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.
by Larry Link
May 22nd, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the REDDEST of red fruit Burgundy?
Replies: 51
Views: 3374

Re: Who’s the REDDEST of red fruit Burgundy?

Just seeing this for the first time, thanks for resurrecting. From my experience With producers I get red fruit from:

Truchot
Lafarge
Bertheau

Villages that come to mind:
Morey-Saint-Denis
Chambolle
Volnay
by Larry Link
May 22nd, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: TN: Throwback - Glory of Aged White Burgs

Is the Raveneau the late release direct from the winery? I have a few of those and am hopeful that they will justify the steep tariff.
by Larry Link
May 20th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 3033

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

Craig G wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 7:35 pm
There should be a mandatory training class before posting a poll.
Well played. [rofl.gif]
by Larry Link
May 20th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 3033

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I drink both Chablis and SCM Chardonnay; mainly from Rhys, Raveneau and Dauvissat. You should add "drink both" as a poll option. According to CT stats I've consumed: Raveneau 104 bottles Dauvissat 92 bottles Rhys 49 bottles With the obvious caveat that my experience is very concentrated in just 3 pr...
by Larry Link
May 4th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3083

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Yes, but only PYCM, Roulot, Coche and Raveneau for cellaring. H Boillot is also a buy, but try to drink them before year 8.
by Larry Link
April 28th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2567

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Latour
Haut-Brion
Lafite
Margaux
Mouton
by Larry Link
April 26th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1651

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Congrats Eric and let me echo the kudos for CT. It is an indispensable component of this hobby. champagne.gif

You were wise to avoid 2004 Red Burgundy in your celebration dinner; it was a good to great year in many regions e.g. Barolo, Bordeaux, both Northern and Southern Rhone, Champagne etc.
by Larry Link
April 21st, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Tertre Rôteboeuf (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Replies: 1
Views: 248

TN: 1990 Tertre Rôteboeuf (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)

1990 Tertre Rôteboeuf - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (4/21/2019) Popped and poured. Reddish brown color. Spicy nose, I’m getting cloves, cedar, rosemary and some dried plum mature elements. Silky, mature palate, fairly lithe with medium weight/viscosity and lifted with a slig...
by Larry Link
April 17th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 5002

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Quick lunch at Le Soufflot with a couple of tasty whites. 2016 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc . It started with relatively simple peachy aromas and flavours. With air more spice became apparent and it tightened up. There’s good depth and it could do with a few years bottle age to develop more complexit...
by Larry Link
April 16th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

T Wills wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 7:11 pm
That is concerning. A proper bottle ought to be stunning. The butterscotch makes me think its on the way to oxidation.
Agreed. The palate was still quite lively so it was a good wine, but definitely not stunning like the 2010.
by Larry Link
April 16th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: TN: 2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes

Interesting note. I have a bottle of the 2001 that I have been holding onto. Probably for longer if the 2001 is only starting show some maturing now. I debated opening the 2001 which I also have, but ultimately decided to go with the 2000. It was definitely in the zone of early maturity that I pref...
by Larry Link
April 16th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 3
Views: 308

TN: 2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault (4/15/2019) Popped and poured, enjoyed while watching the replay of the Masters. Rich nose, sweet lemon, ginger spice and a hint of butterscotch. Not advanced but definitely on the back 9. Complex palate, opene...
by Larry Link
April 16th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes
Replies: 3
Views: 288

TN: 2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes

2000 Domaine Leroy Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (4/13/2019) Popped and poured. Typical Leroy nose, just lovely with a citrusy mineral laden core featuring high toned Vosne spice notes, sandalwood and dusty cherry. Starting ...
by Larry Link
April 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: TN: 2009 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

Appreciate notes. I have a few bottles of this. I’ve heard that Raveneau’s simple AC bottle is a bit of a rare find on US shores, much like Roumier Bourgogne. not that hard to find. Expensive, though. Agree with Alan, it’s usually available. To illustrate the pricing I paid $43 for the 2009, and 7 ...
by Larry Link
April 14th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 7157

Re: Favorite Producer

Red: DRC
White: Coche-Dury
by Larry Link
April 13th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Montrose
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: 1993 Montrose

Try 1993 Haut-Brion, it is an amazing wine in the context of the vintage. We were married in 93, and last fall celebrated 25 years by throwing a dinner party featuring wines from 93. California cabs from Caymus, Diamond Creek, Dalla Valle and Beringer showed great, but the 93 H-B was the best wine o...
by Larry Link
April 12th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2803

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Howard Cooper wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 4:43 pm
For the people voting over $100, how many bottles of Champagne do you have?
80 bottles, 19 different wines.
by Larry Link
April 10th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I like the o-ring approach to holding the bottles in place in the racks. Simple and inexpensive. https://www.instructables.com/id/Earthquake-proof-Wine-Rack/ Dumb question alert. What is it about that approach that keeps bottled safe/secure? The bottle will not slide out of the rack. The o-ring pre...
by Larry Link
April 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I like the o-ring approach to holding the bottles in place in the racks. Simple and inexpensive.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Earthq ... Wine-Rack/
by Larry Link
April 4th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2414

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

Bdklein wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 6:32 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 9:35 am
No...congrats to the seller! [highfive.gif]
Good point . And K+L. What’s their cut?
5% from the buyer plus 10% from the seller. Total of 15% on $30k equals $4.5k.
by Larry Link
April 4th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT Etiquette Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: CT Etiquette Question

I'm in agreement to just edit the original note to provide the day 2 info. Also, generally I try to only post 1 SCORE per year, unless a subsequent bottle shows that the original bottle was incorrect/flawed/hugely different.... but I'll discuss that in the note. You can edit a note of yours? I thou...
by Larry Link
April 1st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4353

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

Well, here is the problem. Althoughy I have lots of 1999s (first great year after i went into private practice) and a good stash remaining of excellent 01s (although diminishing numbers of little wines), I am drinking with people who do not. And while my wine is in my cellar in my basement, my dinn...
by Larry Link
April 1st, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 75
Views: 2852

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

While there is no specific price point that can be identified as the dividing line between a Veblen good and a normal product, it may be safe to assume that a Veblen good is generally priced exponentially higher than a basic product in the same category. It's an interesting question and certain wine...
by Larry Link
March 30th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Les Narvaux Meursault's best non-1er Cru Vineyard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: Is Les Narvaux Meursault's best non-1er Cru Vineyard?

If you look at historic classifications from multiple sources (Lavalle 1855, 1862 classification, Rodier 1920) the debatable consensus best village terroirs in Meursault are: Le Tesson Le Rougeot Les Chevalieres Les Grands-Charrons Les Petits-Charrons These vineyards are all located north of the cla...
by Larry Link
March 28th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

even though pricing has rocketed in recent years, this is still an amazing Meursault Perrieres worth searching. Bouchard is the value play in MP, but PYCM stuns. Thanks for the note. Agree Alan, this was $130 at release. Now it’s $250-$300 if you can find the current release. Still a lot less than ...
by Larry Link
March 28th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

even though pricing has rocketed in recent years, this is still an amazing Meursault Perrieres worth searching. Bouchard is the value play in MP, but PYCM stuns. Thanks for the note. Agree Alan, this was $130 at release. Now it’s $250-$300 if you can find the current release. Still a lot less than ...
by Larry Link
March 28th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 731

TN: 2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (3/27/2019) Full yellow color. Compelling Nose of lemon, flint, spice and some tropical/banana element. Rich palate coiled around a spicy acidic spine that allows this wine to dance on...
by Larry Link
March 25th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Lieu-Dits

The short history of Les Demoiselles, again courtesy of WineHog: The 1er cru vineyard Puligny-Montrachet Les Demoiselles is according to the official records (cadastre) a part of the vineyard Puligny-Montrachet Le Caillerets. The term Les Demoiselles is however used both for wines coming from the 1e...
by Larry Link
March 25th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Lieu-Dits

According to the WineHog: The appellation Puligny-Montrachet Les Demoiselles 1er cru is .60 ha. The area is divided in three plots – the southern half (now divided in two plots) were originally owned by the Colin familiy, and divided between Michel Colin and his cousin Bernard Colin 1. But in 2007 t...
by Larry Link
March 25th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Lieu-Dits

Thanks Gerhard. Now I see the strip in Chevalier you're referencing. I always wondered what the story was on that piece. But the section of Cailleret that has the vines ripped out must be most, if not all, of the Demoiselles section. I kind of thought that was pretty big news and wondered why I can...
by Larry Link
March 23rd, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Lieu-Dits

To be precise, also a section of Chevalier-Montrachet - former part of Les Caillerets - is called Les Demoiselles ... owned by L.Jadot and L.Latour. Those wines are grand cru, and priced accordingly. The wine I’m referring to is a 1er cru. Yes, I know, but the question was about special lieu-dits, ...
by Larry Link
March 22nd, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Lieu-Dits

Interesting -- that's exactly the sort of quirk that makes Burgundy the best. Agreed. The vines technically are in the Puligny-Montrachet Le Cailleret vineyard, but he's allowed to market the wine as Les Demoiselles and not Cailleret. As with most white burgs it is hard to find in the US. I picked ...
by Larry Link
March 22nd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lafite 1905
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Lafite 1905

Pretty cool. It would be cool to see my name on the place holder... Charlie. Let’s make it happen. Bern’s. Me, you, and our lovely wives. And we can break out the very aristocratic white slacks with the black double-breasted blazers. And don't forget to wear your wine-colored, velvet Christian Loub...

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