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by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Alan Rath wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 4:23 pm
2005 Thierry Matrot Meursault Perrieres was delicious on release. A year or so later was already showing distinct premox.
poster child for premox and therefore one of the least expensive MP for sale.
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

alan weinberg wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 7:56 am
generally 1995 though I had some 1990 Lafon Perrieres that oxidized in late 90s before I knew much about the issue.

I’ve had some 3 year old white Burgs that premoxed—Matrot.
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1620

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

generally 1995 though I had some 1990 Lafon Perrieres that oxidized in late 90s before I knew much about the issue.
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31377

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Assuming we drink a bottle tonight, then August stands at: Added: +42 Drank: -33 Net: 9 In my defense, however, a case of what was added was a gift, which is why I used the term "added" instead of "purchased." I think we did pretty well considering we were away for a week. that’s impressive, a minu...
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31377

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

For all of you who are buying more than you are drinking because you only drank one or two bottles last month, maybe you need to rethink why you are into wine. Unless this rarity of opening a bottle is caused by health (get better Jay!) or summer heat, if you only drink a couple of bottles a month,...
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3735

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

he comes yearly to the Cornwell white Burg dinners. I’ve seen him for years but never really talked to him. My guess is he’s realized he is pretty old and has way too much wine. But the Benchmark pricing is high. It is not as if this is Glamis Castle inventory. Needs a 30% price reduction. Honestly...
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3735

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

he comes yearly to the Cornwell white Burg dinners. I’ve seen him for years but never really talked to him. My guess is he’s realized he is pretty old and has way too much wine. But the Benchmark pricing is high. It is not as if this is Glamis Castle inventory. Needs a 30% price reduction.
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31377

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 42. Drank 2, gave 2 away. Month not over, though . . .
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1893

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

friend of my wife says her dream house has no kitchen. Good luck—I’m no help.
by alan weinberg
August 29th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590470

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

case of 17 Dauvissat Forest
by alan weinberg
August 28th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles

I’ve been lucky enough to taste some much older ramonet reds with a very generous friend and colleague. They age fantastically and are really beautiful. My oldest is 2010 Boudriotte. Hopefully, they will get older, but not promising anything. they’ll get older. The question is whether you will.
by alan weinberg
August 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1961 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: TN: 1961 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:13 pm
It was the sort of bottle that you watch 'flash past your eyes' such was the deliciousness.
I’m sure you’ll find the chance to milk that one again. Pretty good.
by alan weinberg
August 27th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2285

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

for under the wire always superb great value Chablis, look to the amazing La Chablisienne coop also.
by alan weinberg
August 26th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: 90 red burgs

James Billy wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
I was expecting 90 wines!
and if he’d written 1990 red Burgs?
by alan weinberg
August 24th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: From Brussels north to Amsterdam
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: From Brussels north to Amsterdam

Thanks all. Keep ‘em comin’.
by alan weinberg
August 24th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1660
Views: 198464

Re: Official Costco Thread

How does Costco store their "nicer" wines? The DP and the 1st Growth BDX's I've seen are "glass case" only, and I haven't asked them if they just have them thrown in a box in the non-temp controlled office or if they are in a temp controlled unit in-store. Would be a pity to see some of those Chate...
by alan weinberg
August 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2082

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

bottles I got yesterday in S Cal (over 100) from Benchmark were cold to the touch, not just cool, but cold. No issues at all.
by alan weinberg
August 20th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes

mouthwatering note. Love 14 Ramonet. I’ve had to step down to premier cru after being priced out of grand but it’s one small step in quality for man and a giant leap in price for mankind.
by alan weinberg
August 20th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

the only green with 04 La Tâche is what you have to fork over to buy it. All the 04 DRC are a great success.
by alan weinberg
August 19th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1660
Views: 198464

Re: Official Costco Thread

08 Dom Perignon. Savi Ranch Yorba Linda. 149.99. But they are having trouble finding it . . . found.
by alan weinberg
August 18th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1594

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

I remember long ago we had a thread of “what’s the wine you have the most of?” There were some with two or three cases and the champagne guy from NY who used to post on this thread shut it down when he announced that he had 500 cases of 96 Salon. Albeit they are 6 bottle cases but that was 3000 bott...
by alan weinberg
August 18th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

Joseph Roty was a heavy smoker, died of throat cancer. Bet the smoking dulled his palate and he overoaked. I used to like the Griotte. Son now is winemaker, haven’t tried the more recent wines, got too costly.
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: San Diego/La Jolla Dining Recs
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: San Diego/La Jolla Dining Recs

get a chocolate shake to go at a Burger Lounge. Forget the burger. There’s one in SD.
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: From Brussels north to Amsterdam
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

From Brussels north to Amsterdam

have read the Amsterdam musings thread. Going to have a car, spend a few days in and near Brussels and Bruge, head north to little towns like Haarlem, ending with four days in Amsterdam. Need restaurants, not necessarily wine-focused or high end. Just some time with wife. Any ideas appreciated.
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31377

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I’m new at this. I haven’t played yet. So far this month purchased 24 and drank one, gave one away. How am I doing?
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine catalog from 1996
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: A wine catalog from 1996

is it too late to order?
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin

Diet? I knew something was up when the Doc didn't have 4 orders of that lobster risotto! You guys do it right! [cheers.gif] haha. In my dreams. But down 15 lbs in anticipation of a trip to Belgium and Netherlands where I’ll have seconds on foie. I always drop 20 before vacay so no guilt on the trip.
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Well done chaps.

I bought quite a bit of that '01 Chambertin for under $200. Those were the days.
those were the days—1990s were $100/
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OK to store long-term in OWC?
Replies: 37
Views: 2351

Re: OK to store long-term in OWC?

If you are handy with a flat head screwdriver you can pry the top off to check the contents and then tap it back into place. You can usually get it all off in one piece and then tap the staples back into their original holes. +1. Have read stories of 11 bottles, bad fills, even a lesser wine being ...
by alan weinberg
August 17th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: '04 Ramonet Batard, '01 Rousseau Chambertin

Young looking for a 14 year old wine that was 15! Bottles like this will last 20 more years. Powerful refined citrus fruit but not much Ramonet mint, as Jerry mentioned. The Chambertin was a bit reticent and hinted at future greatness. Cool fruit is a great descriptor. Cool of Jerry to open it also....
by alan weinberg
August 16th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Astralis
Replies: 20
Views: 1667

Re: Astralis

used to buy it, found it didn't age well or wow me when tasted, too pricey. Divested the stash.
by alan weinberg
August 14th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Kent Comley wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Couldn't resist Alan. I saw a gap and had to make a run for it!!!
you are indeed a Batard! Good one.
by alan weinberg
August 14th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Kent Comley wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Is Vatard a lieu dit of Batard?
making fun of my lisp? I was correcting while you were teasing.
by alan weinberg
August 14th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Lucky fella Michael, would love to see the Chevalier's one day. How was the '03 - alive and kicking?? he also makes a couple barrels of Batard. Funny story I once heard or read—Anne-Claude Leflaive would regularly go ape shit on Niellon when he’d spray his vines. Hers were “biodynamie” and adjacent...
by alan weinberg
August 14th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: 09 Wine

Jerry Hey wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
2009 Roulot Meursault Perrieres and 2009 Rousseau Clos St Jacques were both outstanding last year at Epicure in Paris.
food wasn’t bad either, I bet.
by alan weinberg
August 14th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendanges Tardives
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: TN: 2000 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendanges Tardives

rob klafter wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 7:03 am
The 2001 375er was magnificent last month.
I think 08 is the best FE since 01 375eme. I’ve had 08 six times this year. Stunning every time.
by alan weinberg
August 14th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: 09 Wine

funny to realize that 09 is already 10 years on. Clive Coates annually did a 10 year retrospective in The Vine that I enjoyed; this thread was helpful. I think I’d have trouble with Tuesday if I ever did Monday table. It’d likely be Tuesday bed until Wednesday.
by alan weinberg
August 13th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1997

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:36 pm
cheesehead The wine elite doesn't believe in premier crus.
I think that the more I learn about Burgundy, the more I like aged red premier cru red and notice that the difference between it and grand cru narrows.
by alan weinberg
August 13th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: shipping TO Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 957

Re: shipping TO Europe

William Kelley wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:36 pm
My experience has been that it is really quite expensive...
mine also. Really, really expensive.
by alan weinberg
August 13th, 2019, 6:29 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

sounds great—and I see some empty slots in those racks, Buzz!
by alan weinberg
August 13th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3790

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

you guys have been cooped up too long.
by alan weinberg
August 12th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3728

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:58 pm
R. Frankel wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:01 pm
I would be tempted at that price. Who is the retailer? I like Krug a lot, and bought a bunch of the MV 160 (2004 base). Loved it. There is some good material that year.
grand vin wine merchants
US? There’s a British firm by same name. US store has the 04 Krug at $258.
by alan weinberg
August 12th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3728

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

it’s a solid wine. It will appreciate in price. Doubt it will sell for much less. Not a tough decision if you have some $ and like Krug.

What’s the next vintage?
by alan weinberg
August 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3790

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

these yolks are funny.
by alan weinberg
August 12th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3728

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Brad England wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:06 pm
I want to drink what Nathan's drinking.
brave.
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Domaine Michel Gros HCdN Bourgogne Rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: 2002 Domaine Michel Gros HCdN Bourgogne Rouge

glad you found something you enjoyed. Sounds super.
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590470

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

not just purchased but just picked up:
mags of Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault Perrieres 2012 for $90/
and mags of their 2012 Volnay Pitures for $66.50
and 2014 Drouhin Chambolle for $37.
and Montille Narvaux 2014 for $43
I feel like I got them free.
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (8/11/2019) Ripe peach fruits are trimmed with aniseed spice. It is full, rich and sappy and is a big Puligny, but possesses the usual Ramonet elegance and lightness of touch. Length i...

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