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by c fu
September 19th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

Well... considering I bought a case of 2007 and only posted 2 notes.... Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed. Ouch. (I just bought I high-end mag of Bordeaux yesterday and didn’t notice SPS until after the auction closed so I’m already anticipating a similar feeling...
by c fu
September 19th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

Well... considering I bought a case of 2007 and only posted 2 notes.... [/quote] Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed Flawed. Ouch. (I just bought I high-end mag of Bordeaux yesterday and didn’t notice SPS until after the auction closed so I’m already anticipating a simila...
by c fu
September 19th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

Carillon hasn't been a big premox offender from my experience. His BBM production is tiny, which is what makes it difficult to find - I think he owns about .1 of a hectare, so can't be that many bottles made in the first place. 07 had some big time premox issues. Also have had premox'd 2000,2001,20...
by c fu
September 19th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

I thought the ‘13 was very good when I first tried it, but with air it blossomed into possibly the most aromatically complex dry white I’ve ever had. Granted, the sample size is probably 5% of the red sample size at this point, but there are a few really good wines in there. To Alan’s point though,...
by c fu
September 19th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

Matthew King wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 8:25 am
We had the 09 last week. I feared pox or vintage flabbiness. But neither appeared. Delightfully floral, but chiseled.
hate
by c fu
September 17th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

just dug through a bunch of photos on my phone and it was in fact the 2015. i can ask if they have received any new vintages. however, i believe all the listings for the '17 vintage in the states on wine-searcher are for grey market bottles judging by who is selling them. I know some retailers that...
by c fu
September 17th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any impact from early rains?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Any impact from early rains?

Alan Rath wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Terroir is real. I have none, lol. I just grow them for fun and education. Made wine once, it was abysmal.
you know what they always say Alan

Producer, producer, producer
by c fu
September 17th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any impact from early rains?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Any impact from early rains?

I think it's only a problem if you have unfavorable conditions, like cold and overcast so it doesn't dry out, or warm and humid which can favor mold and rot of various kinds. Today is dry, clear, slightly breezy, good conditions after a rain. I have vines in my back yard, got 1/4 inch of pretty hea...
by c fu
September 17th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Allemand Sans Soufre v 2001 Allemand Sans Soufre
Replies: 0
Views: 199

TN: 1999 Allemand Sans Soufre v 2001 Allemand Sans Soufre

Split a small parcel of older Allemand Sans Soufre from across the pond with the guys and have been itching the crack into some. Stood them up for a couple of weeks. 1999 was double decanted about a hour before dinner. 2001 was double decanted about 4 hours before dinner. Both wines showed well, but...
by c fu
September 16th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3383

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

I don't see the problem, the company bought the name and they'll use the name.
by c fu
September 15th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

m. ristev wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 1:06 pm
if people are actually paying $850 i will gladly sell all of mine. i suspect it is mostly just market manipulation via wine-searcher...
Sells fairly high at auction.
by c fu
September 15th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Tale of an Aged La Tâche
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: The Tale of an Aged La La Tâche

Oh baby! Glad the bottle showed well
by c fu
September 14th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1663

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Nathan Smyth wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 9:35 pm
William Kelley wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 11:58 am
Being born in 1989...

The Wine Advocate
How did you land a gig at TWA before your 30th birthday?

Or do I really want to know the answer to that question?
Have you seen his writing and the level of knowledge he imparts?

He’s the best critic writing right now for the wines I drink
by c fu
September 14th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11690
Views: 558045

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

17 dujac mixed
by c fu
September 12th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

Prevost dinner looks cool (if not a bit expensive) - what the heck is the IOTA????? Vigneron Jérôme Prévost will share a unique dive into his cellar to share some very rare and coveted bottles from his cult estate La Closerie in the village of Gueux. This unprecedented evening will give guests an op...
by c fu
September 11th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Ship it to you. If he wants it have him pay the shipping from you after.
by c fu
September 11th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 32
Views: 1069

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I grew up in the tree fruit business in Central Washington. When it comes to soft fruit (peaches, nectarines), the phenomenon of having a hard piece of fruit that passes right by the "ripe" stage to being rotten (or shriveling, etc.) is a consequence of the grower simply picking too soon. When a fr...
by c fu
September 11th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2376

Re: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan

We've now merged 4 separate new threads on this topic. I've changed the subject line in the initial post so it's more obvious.
by c fu
September 10th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Go get your 1 bottle of 08 Cristal at Bevmo for $175!
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Go get your 1 bottle of 08 Cristal at Bevmo for $175!

I just realized I never get any coupons in my email. Hmm
by c fu
September 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1312

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

A. So wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 9:33 pm
c fu wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 9:26 pm
I feel the jl Jamet seems so open cause it has great minerality
Definitely possible. Overall I think it's a bit lighter too. Not as concentrated as the Dom. Jamet
interesting! I thought mine was fairly ripe and dense but accessible, different profile from Dom. Jamet.
by c fu
September 9th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1312

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

I feel the jl Jamet seems so open cause it has great minerality
by c fu
September 9th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)

A year ago my friend brought a 2012 Jamet to dinner and he popped and poured it. I thought it’d be shut down but it was pretty marvelous. Same thing with a 14 Jamet last week.

I feel like either pop and pour or give a ton of air to young Jamet
by c fu
September 9th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Travis Fantz wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 9:10 am
I just love the fact that you were able to buy so many of those you opened it just for science.
Lol.

I wish. Very meager. But still doing it for science

by c fu
September 9th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2749

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 5:04 am
Arcadian does this.
Yep!! Been doing this for years. Other california Pinot producers are releasing 16/17 now. They are still on 2012/2013 and still priced really well.
by c fu
September 7th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Drinking the 13 & 14 Dolium right now with Ryan Curry and Gaurav. These wines came over the same time as the 2015 Cordeloux through Panzer. Wines are great. Pure fruit on both. 13 has more structure and weight. 14 has a spicy stem and great acid. Drank a 2008 allemand Reynard that seemed almost clun...
by c fu
September 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

patrick c albright wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:40 pm
c fu wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Fu, stop writing off so much time. That feels like a 1.2
I’ve always been told I under bill for tasks.
An expensive post and you still misspelled pallets.
This is why I underbill.
by c fu
September 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Fu, stop writing off so much time. That feels like a 1.2
I’ve always been told I under bill for tasks.
by c fu
September 6th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

People seem to be assuming that the winery warms up to outside high temp instantaneously. I have not been to Benetiere, but I visited un-air-conditioned cellars in France and Germany when it was freakishly hot, and most were still quite cool. None were hot. I wasn't assuming that. But if he had sev...
by c fu
September 6th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3278

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

KFC is not for my palate. Nor Church's. Church's is extremely poor man's Popeyes. KFC is in a different category. That said, I love fresh, hot, just fried KFC before the skin gets soggy. Actually, I love nearly any fresh, hot, just fried chicken, but prefer Popeyes. And the red beans and rice...oh ...
by c fu
September 6th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blockchain fraud solution
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Blockchain fraud solution

People can barely keep an up to date cellartracker and that’s free and they can input it themselves. I can’t imagine enough people are going to bring their wines to “licensed” chai vault vendors to get updated every time it changes hands for it to reach the critical mass to matter. Good way to make ...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

If this is the story, why wasn’t the wine moved to an air conditioned location? Needn’t be 55 or anything, someone’s basement or house with ac would have worked. We aren’t talking that many cases here are we? Seems odd for the winemaker to let that happen, most of us here panic at 70 something, but...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

ybarselah wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:59 pm
I actually don’t know if price changes are allowed. But commenting on price is not allowed but apparently is selectively?

Regardless, I don’t recall getting an email from Gregg but I believe he sent it so $300 it is. To him. Can pick up next week.
Yah for Greg!
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

The explanation I was given from Team Polaner is that they learned of sub-optimal storage conditions at the winery during a recent visit. The heat, combined with the lengthy AOC/VDF bureaucratic mess, had a negative effect on the wine. Given the extreme heat this summer in France, which goes back t...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

Nah I’m out. Paid $175 a bottle last month from Rare wine co and they’ll take responsibility for shipping issues.
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

Greg K wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 2:43 pm
c fu wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 1:36 pm
I'll take it if you will ship when cooler to the Best Coast. Can send you a label for fedex
Heh, I already sent an email to Yaacov yesterday :) I don't even need a FedEx label [cheers.gif]
Ha, all yours then at $300 :D
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s

The JN Gagnard wines from the late 70's and 80's were special. And also the Madame Colin les Demoiselles IMHO, from my dinners, a great white burgundy almost always is the WOTN besting red burgs or Bordeaux. After 4 hours they just seem to start to open up, about time when most dinners are long ove...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1349

Re: FS: 2010 Bénétière 'Cordeloux' Côte-Rôtie x 2

I'll take it if you will ship when cooler to the Best Coast. Can send you a label for fedex
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

If you pay for reefer service, JF Hillebrand collects the wine in reefer trucks. It has nothing to do with them "being good actors". You didn't answer the question. Let’s keep the speculation/theories to Benetiere in this thread. How hillebrand picks up/ships is pretty well known to anyone that use...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

That would mean everything else is cooked too then right? That's the question, but without knowing the storage set-up at the winery, I can't say. All we received was the '15 Cordeloux, and I don't know if Polaner asked for the other cuvées back from retailers, though there doesn't seem to be many p...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

The explanation I was given from Team Polaner is that they learned of sub-optimal storage conditions at the winery during a recent visit. The heat, combined with the lengthy AOC/VDF bureaucratic mess, had a negative effect on the wine. In my nearly 20 years of buying from Polaner, this is a first. ...
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

ybarselah wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 am
c fu wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 am
Travis Fantz wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Is the west coast importer The Source Imports? I know they bring it in or is it another lot of the same importer?
Yah Source.
are they in yet? curious if same lot number or whatever else?
Supposedly still floating on a boat as of 2 weeks ago.
by c fu
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Travis Fantz wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Is the west coast importer The Source Imports? I know they bring it in or is it another lot of the same importer?
Yah Source.
by c fu
September 4th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

ybarselah wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:44 pm
c fu wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm


Outside of the Polaner bottles I haven't seen complaints whether it be stateside or France.
is your theory that the affected bottles are polaner's only and the rest are proper?
what's your theory?
by c fu
September 4th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3128

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Are there any Berserkers that are in the off-site storage business? I've looked into it (servicing the Los Angeles South Bay area, and I now understand why the area is under-served). As a south bay resident, I definitely feel this and I'm also curious about why, though I definitely have an idea and...
by c fu
September 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

good updates. few thoughts: 1. fu's note(s) don't sound super promising, not great, not bad, perhaps not inherently flawed...just ... what? though overnighting a wine that's meant to be enjoyed over multiple days may be less than ideal to make a final determination. i wasn't aware that the other wi...
by c fu
September 4th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2007/2009 Clos de Goisses
Replies: 0
Views: 162

FS: 2007/2009 Clos de Goisses

Cost below + actual shipping cost. Will hold for cooler weather. Below WS Low.

4 x 2009 CDG - 155 a bottle
6 x 2007 CDG - 135 a bottle
by c fu
September 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Felt this wine was way too creamy for me. That brioche hand was heavy
by c fu
September 2nd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full vertical tasting of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG (2009-2017) + X
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Full vertical tasting of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG (2009-2017) + X

Last Saturday I had the chance to attend a tasting with a full vertical of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG 2009-2017 and Kühling-Gillot Pettenthal GG 2008-2014. Keller bought a tiny parcel in the famous Pettenthal vineyard which is part of the “Rote Hang” (red slope) in Nierstein. First vintage wa...
by c fu
August 31st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10766

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Update. 9:30am. Pulled the bottle from the fridge and met up with a friend at my wine storage facility to exchange some wine. Poured him a glass (still a rich purple hue) without telling him what it was. Sniffed it. Soaring deep dark blue/black fruit, white flowers and pepper. Just kept sniffing. Th...

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