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by billnanson
October 18th, 2020, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: cooked with no signs of seepage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1022

Re: cooked with no signs of seepage?

Seepage is the result of rather fast swings of temperature. Very slowly increase a bottle to 40°C and you'll have no seepage, but the wine will die...
by billnanson
October 16th, 2020, 1:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Style of Liger-Belair wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Style of Liger-Belair wines

which can buy me some really great wine to add to my cellar You already have some great wine in your cellar. Of course, if you over-bought... Louis Michel likes his wines to go to restaurants and they do drink/show very well young. Not always the case - the 12s and 13s showed a lot of persistent re...
by billnanson
October 12th, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?
Replies: 33
Views: 3232

Re: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?

I had a village la combe brulees this summer which was excellent though very light... still ageing the very few Brulees I have got. Combe brulee is a Village site, so no surprise that it´s "light". Despite the fact that there is no real substitute for a Richebourg becaus the personality is too stro...
by billnanson
October 5th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2480

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

NO, if you compare it to the best (better?) 1er Crus North of LSG and the majority of the Grand Crus. YES, if you compare it with some weak Grand Crus like some examples of Clos Vougeot, Echezeaux, Charmes-Chambertin et al But imho LSG never showed the finesse and complexity of a real fine Grand Cr...
by billnanson
October 1st, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thibault Liger-Belair...
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Thibault Liger-Belair...

Once rather oaky wines when they were young but that's behind him. Now from Moulin à Vent to Richebourg, a very safe pair of hands... Edit - haha! Snap! MichaelLee Thank you for the response...what year did things turnaround for them with regards to the wines being more transparent and less oaky? S...
by billnanson
September 30th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thibault Liger-Belair...
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Thibault Liger-Belair...

Once rather oaky wines when they were young but that's behind him. Now from Moulin à Vent to Richebourg, a very safe pair of hands...
Edit - haha! Snap! MichaelLee
by billnanson
September 17th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1893

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Hi Nigel
Aromatically lovely and generally better than 07 - but that's my experience 7 years ago - I've not tasted it since...
by billnanson
September 15th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can You Tell me More About Sylvie Esmonin?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Can You Tell me More About Sylvie Esmonin?

No-one is always great, but my rule of thumb here is - Easy vintages = great wines. The Gevrey VV amongst the greatest with that label. Less easy vintages the more overt the stems and the oak - the wines tend to come round despite that - but you need more than a 20 year outlook in the latter case......
by billnanson
September 15th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 31
Views: 1918

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

As William notes the approach of the young Turks - and Turkesses - cannot be overlooked. But Chandon de Briailles other than much, much better housekeeping and more prominent positioning of biodynamics, haven't changed that much since the start of the 2000s - the former with the aid of Australian, C...
by billnanson
September 14th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: 2018 Leflaive

145 chf vs the Clavoillon at 139...
by billnanson
September 14th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: 2018 Leflaive

Hi Ryan & Alex
And as if by magic - I get an offer for the wine today - of course, from 'domaine' not Olivier...
Just a hair more than the Clavoillons...
by billnanson
September 14th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1893

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

As no-one mentioned them - Clos du Tart - except for 05, may favourite of their wines from that decade
by billnanson
September 14th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: 2018 Leflaive

Alex Valdes wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 4:45 am
One question for those who might know: Has anyone had the Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie?
It's not easy to keep track of some of the small volume 'maison' cuvées of Domaine Leflaive but I only know the Olivier Leflaive wine...
by billnanson
September 13th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: 2018 Leflaive

Top-level wines again since about 2016/2017. DIAM adds a level of assurance that wasn't previously there. After that, it's only a question of whether you're comfortable with the prices or not...
by billnanson
August 18th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

For those with an interest - all the August harvests: Taken from records* starting from the year 1370: (Year – date) 2020 – 14.8 1556 – 16.8 2003 – 19.8 2018 – 20.8 1559 – 24.8 2017 – 25.8 2015 – 26.8 1603 – 27.8 2011 – 27.8 1434 – 28.8 1684 – 28.8 1420 – 29.8 1473 – 29.8 1719 – 29.8 2007 – 29.8 154...
by billnanson
August 13th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin

Recent? Was around 2007 - all a matter of perspective, I suppose :)
by billnanson
August 9th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Heresztyn MSD Millandes 1er
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: TN: 2004 Heresztyn MSD Millandes 1er

Heresztyn make excellent wines now, which certainly wasn't the case back then! Exactly. Older Heresztyn were quite comely when young but then became a bit soupy and uninteresting - not the case today - though they waited too late to pick (imho) in 2018. All of which is rendered meaningless in the f...
by billnanson
August 7th, 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

There was a story of some Echezeaux grapes being so low in potential alcohol that they were rejected by the négociant who was planning to buy them, as they didn't meet the AOC minimum. That would be the same producer whose GE had 16-20 bunches (I took pictures) of grapes per vine that were still la...
by billnanson
July 16th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5154

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

23 years consecutive - Ponsot / Chezeaux Griotte 1994-2016. I eventually decided I had enough and didn't buy 17...
by billnanson
July 15th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

One thing that really surprised me is that in the 2019 vintage, which had hotter heat spikes than 2018 and less rain during the growing season, resulted in wines with lower pHs and (at least based on what I have tasted, as well as what I vinified myself) finer tannins. Also very healthy must nitrog...
by billnanson
July 15th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

What the monks and subsequent generations did was to divide the vineyards into "climats"; and in so far as the climats are defined by meaningful distinctions in exposition, mesoclimate, altitude, soil hydrology, geology and air drainage, these divisions don't need to change. What is more questionab...
by billnanson
July 8th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8854
Views: 1333412

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The 1942 La Tache that Bill Nanson and others have questioned... I actually said that, given how 'new' the labels looked, I'd want more info on the lots before bidding. I also have a lot of trust in Sotheby's work... I understand their problem with the picture quality in the pdf - a website is much...
by billnanson
July 8th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8854
Views: 1333412

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The 1942 La Tache that Bill Nanson and others have questioned... I actually said that, given how 'new' the labels looked, I'd want more info on the lots before bidding. I also have a lot of trust in Sotheby's work... I understand their problem with the picture quality in the pdf - a website is much...
by billnanson
July 5th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin

I was poured a glass of that about 18 months ago - it was a glass I didn't finish. Different strokes...
by billnanson
June 30th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (updated Summer 2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 1721

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)

Yes, Lalou isn't skimping with her treatments this year - here's her Richbourg at lunchtime - but all the other Vosnes are the same... Is there specific disease or mildew pressure this growing season that is upping the use of sprays? I haven't seen the published stats for the last 7 days, yet, Sean...
by billnanson
June 30th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (updated Summer 2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 1721

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)

Yes, Lalou isn't skimping with her treatments this year - here's her Richebourg at lunchtime - but all the other Vosnes are the same...

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by billnanson
June 26th, 2020, 2:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Nope, only referring to 2003 whites
I bought too many 2004 reds - practically all re-sold in 2008...
by billnanson
June 25th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

The bad 2003s fell-over and died in their first 3 years or-so. What is left (and still alive) drinks quite well now in a time-capsule kind of way - they have hardly changed (only plateau'd) in the last 10 years. Early on, some had an amazing depth of tannin - I remember the DRC GE tasted like you we...
by billnanson
June 21st, 2020, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche

I don’t know if there’s been some kind of misunderstanding here but I think Matthew’s note seems quite positive of the wine, no? I also see nothing wrong with Matthew's note, Eric - it sounds a delicious wine. The score he attributes is properly conservative allowing space for the good, great, spel...
by billnanson
June 19th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche

Groupthink was reserved for those not actually tasting Greg - so not aimed at you. I stand by the 2012 comment though, most reds from that vintage tightened pretty quickly and have stayed that way despite a beguiling clarity of material before bottling. I've high hopes for them, I think them at leas...
by billnanson
June 19th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet "Clos des Chevaliers"
Replies: 3
Views: 279

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

Had that bottle late last year - it was showing very well that day!
by billnanson
June 19th, 2020, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche

re La Grand Rue, the groupthink here makes me laugh. Too many people talk about what they 'heard or read' without actually tasting. And sorry to say, with what kind of expectations does anyone drink a 2012 Vosne GC now(?) and are the other GCs any better side-by-side? I'm only tentatively tackling a...
by billnanson
June 17th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 46
Views: 3056

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

http://www.moselfinewines.com/
There is, of course, this too - but with a more laser-like focus to the name...
by billnanson
June 7th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 99 DRC Duvault-Blochet 1er cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: TN: 99 DRC Duvault-Blochet 1er cru

C. Mc Cart wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Nice. Have opened one here a few years ago and it was horribly corked....

Robert, I thought they leased or sold their Petit Monts holdings and was not used in in this cuvee?
They had 6 barrels of PM 2018 in the cellar at the end of last year - but also no D_B cuvée was planned...
by billnanson
June 6th, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne

In 16 all from Aloxe Michael - the Pernand side was all lost to frost...
by billnanson
June 5th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne

Maybe the 02 tonight then... :)
by billnanson
June 5th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne

William Kelley wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 6:37 am
I think this is his best Corton-Charlemagne to date!
I preferred the emotion of the 2016 in October 2017 vs the 2017 in October 2018, but there's no doubting which is the most expressive today; the 2016 is a little sullen just now...
by billnanson
June 3rd, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3281

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

Ha! Of course, buyers are much more interested in protection from oxygen once the bottles are in their cellar :)
by billnanson
June 3rd, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2713

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

It's in French so will require some 'application' - certainly for me - but Frédéric Villain's new Grands Vins de Bourgogne - by the same publishers as all Jacky Rigaux's books (Terre En Vues) - is interesting, looking at the region with a 19th-century perspective, including the maps...
by billnanson
June 2nd, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3281

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

naturally protected from oxygen as long as there is outbound gas. I don't think positive gas pressure prevents oxygen ingress. Yep, intuitively we think this, but I don't think I've ever seen evidence to prove it... Positive pressure implies that you release gas when you open the bottle - like Cham...
by billnanson
May 29th, 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3281

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

Yes, this is the beginning of a new hype. The wines are now hardly to get and exploding in price. Again and again the same story. I watched this trend for 20 years now and I have no clue when it will stop if ever. The internet is ok. But this is only a fraction of the entire story. Critics, wine wr...
by billnanson
May 28th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3281

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

This was my first crack at a Lamy-Caillat and I have to say it was as good as a Bourgogne Blanc as I've had. I have a couple of their Chassagne on deck to try in the next few days. Best Regards Jeremy You are in for a treat! I'm quite proud to have been, as far as I know, the first Anglophone write...
by billnanson
May 27th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir vine genetics in Burgundy: some photos
Replies: 34
Views: 1951

Re: Pinot Noir vine genetics in Burgundy: some photos

Question is, did the wine improve when they started declassifying the Pinot Droit? Avoiding dogma, always the best question to ask - or even answer :) One problematic consequence of a green harvest could be even fatter, more inflated berries in the remaining clusters. Better, perhaps, to plant a co...
by billnanson
May 27th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4538

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

I simply love a great PX but it's one bottle per year - at Christmas - for me. And it was only finished a few weeks ago! Such a shame, but it was robust enough to tolerate, seemingly without a care, 4 months stoppered, in the fridge...
by billnanson
May 25th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 20
Views: 987

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

If memory serves, Bruno Colin is the exploiter - eventually as it was only replanted last year - but Picard could be the actual owner and they do have some Demoiselles that wears their label...
by billnanson
May 24th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 20
Views: 987

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

Chartron et Trebuchet was in the Chartron family but was sold to Bejot a number of years ago - Bejot had their problems, so today I think it's with Moingeon. Chartron et Trebuchet is a negociant label. Domaine Jean Chartron is the family domaine and your wine and their Clos de Pucelles are the most ...
by billnanson
May 21st, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot

Philippe had many successes in 2003 - he was well above the average...
It's still a bit of a baby, Brady, but the 99 GE is still singing...
by billnanson
May 19th, 2020, 12:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?

The 2014 DRC Monty is on a plane of its own though, both from a price and an experiential level. Ashamed to say I missed that one. My pinnacle white was, and remains(!), the DRC 2002 on release - a gushing waterfall of sensations in the mouth as opposed to rich and oily - unfortunately, we all know...
by billnanson
May 18th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4604

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Bill, Thank you. Curious - did you compare the two different bottlings blind or did you know which was which? Cheers. I knew what was coming. We went back as far as 2004 and, perhaps counterintuitively, it was actually the older vintages where I had a preference for the corks. Bill, Thanks for the ...

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