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by YacobovE
August 17th, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Alexis Lichine (Dugat) Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: TN: 1971 Alexis Lichine (Dugat) Charmes-Chambertin

Interesting because Lichine used to badly over-filter his wines (and admission made to me in the 1980s by his director of bottling, Charles Moncaut [a name that may ring bells in a few places]) -- probably what caused Henri Jayer to be so insistent on non-filtration when he began his own bottling (...
by YacobovE
August 17th, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Alexis Lichine (Dugat) Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 7
Views: 358

TN: 1971 Alexis Lichine (Dugat) Charmes-Chambertin

Enjoyed this wine on Saturday with a few other great bottles (too lazy to write tasting notes for); was the second time I've tasted this wine. The first time I had no real expectations and was completely blown away. This time I went in knowing the potential, but didn't want to get my hopes up given ...
by YacobovE
August 14th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Burgundy Serving Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Restaurant Burgundy Serving Suggestions

I do it all the time in NYC. It sounds like its a nicer restaurant in Philly; I have to think they'll definitely understand.
by YacobovE
August 14th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant Burgundy Serving Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Restaurant Burgundy Serving Suggestions

I usually open the wine up an hour before dinner and pour a tiny amount into a glass to see how tight the wine is. You can then recork the wine and bring to dinner. If its tight, perhaps open the bottle and pour a few glasses (as you mention) so the wine in the glass opens over the course of the ear...
by YacobovE
August 6th, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Black Hole
Replies: 30
Views: 1558

Re: Burgundy Black Hole

Check out 1991, 1992, 1998 and 2000 where the price's right. The first two are unfashionable enough years to be attractively priced and give lots of pleasure. I'm a huge fan of 2000 for current drinking. I'd also add 1995 to that list. I have had some really great '95s in the last few years at grea...
by YacobovE
July 25th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Complete INFLATION on points in TN
Replies: 54
Views: 2067

Re: Complete INFLATION on points in TN

Personally, I don't usually even write down tasting notes unless I think the wine is excellent. So my scores may appear to skew on the higher end, but I'm too lazy to write down notes on every wine I taste. I wonder if anyone else is in that boat with me..
by YacobovE
July 25th, 2012, 6:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Raveneau
Replies: 9
Views: 642

WTB: Raveneau

Hi All--

I'm looking for some well-stored Raveneau with some age on it. PM me if you have any you'd be willing to part ways with. If in the NYC area, even better!
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2012, 8:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: NYC Wine Dinner Advice

Fromt the first month it opened to a dinner-tasting just 2 Saturdays ago. When were you there? I've been going for the last 4-5 months--I like the restaurant quite a bit, which is why I was trying to have the tasting dinner there. Just surprised they couldn't accommodate us given the space and the ...
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2012, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: NYC Wine Dinner Advice

Have these been recent or closer to when it first opened?
by YacobovE
July 19th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: NYC Wine Dinner Advice

I've probably done six or so dinners at Riverpark and never found it to be empty. I'm surprised you say that...I've pretty much only gone on the weekend or later in the week (Thursday/Friday) and it's always been "empty". I say empty by Colicchio standards, obviously some people were there, but the...
by YacobovE
July 18th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: NYC Wine Dinner Advice

Just thought I'd update the group on the wine dinner. Had practically a verbal commitment to do the dinner with no corkage at Riverpark, but it turns out we picked a day during restaurant week, so received an email from the GM saying no go -- I'm a little surprised because they are ALWAYS empty; the...
by YacobovE
July 17th, 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Bastille Day Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 165

TNs: Bastille Day Wines

1994 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (7/14/2012) Still has a great nose of caramel, vanilla bean, truffles and minerals. Lovely orange zest and minerals on the palate. Great amount of acidity and some buttery richness on the finish. I think th...
by YacobovE
July 11th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Five Vineyards do Most of Your Wines Come From?
Replies: 106
Views: 3010

Re: What Five Vineyards do Most of Your Wines Come From?

My top five are:
Bonnes Mares
Chambertin
Clos St. Jacques
Kayli Morgan
Clos de Mouches

For extra credit -- which one does not belong
by YacobovE
July 10th, 2012, 9:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Shafer HSS to share including magnum
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Shafer HSS to share

Assaf Pinchas wrote:I'm passing on my allocation. You can have any or all of it.

6 750s ($230/bottle) and 1 magnum ($466) are available. The 750s have free shipping from the winery if you buy all 6. PM if interested
'09s I presume?
by YacobovE
July 9th, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DRC La Tache '88 and DRC Grand Echezeaux '99
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: TN: DRC La Tache '88 and DRC Grand Echezeaux '99

I'm not sure lack of acidity is an 88 characteristic! I've had this Tache once maybe 12 years ago-the nose was uttery transcendental perfuming eveything in its vicinity like a great white truffle. The palate was less exciting in comparison but it was of course a baby. I'd say I felt the same way ab...
by YacobovE
July 9th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Bruce Leiserowitz A+ Seller
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Bruce Leiserowitz A+ Seller

Purchased a pristine bottle of '88 DRC La Tache from Bruce. Very smooth transaction and item was in a great condition. Will buy again from Bruce.
by YacobovE
July 9th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DRC La Tache '88 and DRC Grand Echezeaux '99
Replies: 2
Views: 250

TN: DRC La Tache '88 and DRC Grand Echezeaux '99

Enjoyed over the night across several courses. We had some other stuff (champagne, bordeaux, cali cab, scotch), but I was too lazy to take notes. 1988 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru (6/30/2012) Still showing some nice fruit on the nose, but...
by YacobovE
June 21st, 2012, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: NYC Wine Dinner Advice

Thanks everyone. This was very helpful. To Victor's point above, I imagine someone is going to give us a good deal and want the business in August. I'll re-post when I find a place so everyone has the info. I'm looking to do the dinner at a somewhat nicer restaurant so probably not Peking Duck House...
by YacobovE
June 18th, 2012, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: NYC Wine Dinner Advice

http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23092 During the summer, when all the rich and beautiful people have fled to their vacation homes, many restaurants remain open but are quiet, and hence would be willing to negotiate for your business. Have fun. Signed, Stuck in the Summer in...
by YacobovE
June 18th, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC Wine Dinner Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 674

NYC Wine Dinner Advice

Hi All, Wasn't sure which topic to put this under since it fits in a few places newhere, but I'm trying to plan a Friday dinner this summer for 8 people or so where we would bring 10+ bottles of wine to be served blind. Anyone know of restaurants in Manhattan that would be open to this without murde...
by YacobovE
June 6th, 2012, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A sad sad tale
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: A sad sad tale

Last night With grilled lobster I went to pull a nice bottle. 2000 Carillon BBM I thought. After pulling the cork I saw the tell tale green on the bottom of the cork. Ret Roo. Yep the MOX. Sucks. Deep golden yellow with hints of sherry. Back to the cellar. 2002 Raveneau Butteaux. You want a safe be...
by YacobovE
June 4th, 2012, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Liger-Belair Aux Reignots '07 and Tremblay Chapelle-Chambertin '07
Replies: 0
Views: 149

TN: Liger-Belair Aux Reignots '07 and Tremblay Chapelle-Chambertin '07

Decided to see how the '07s were drinking. Have heard that wines from producers who fully destemmed were drinking very nicely and lacked the greenness that '07 has been marked by. 2007 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1...
by YacobovE
May 23rd, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Piedmont Restaurant Recs
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Piedmont Restaurant Recs

Alba: La Libera and enoclub http://www.lalibera.com/ http://www.caffeumberto.it/index-eng.asp Trattoria della Posta is also excellent and convenient to wineries. Great lunch. http://www.trattoriadellaposta.it/ Great, these are really helpful. Enoclub's menu looks amazing. Does La Libera have option...
by YacobovE
May 22nd, 2012, 1:33 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 623
Views: 66409

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Everyone should update this page as they have new options or restaurants...

http://nycorked.wikispaces.com/

I've been using this list for a while now and I find it comes in handy.
by YacobovE
May 16th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Piedmont Restaurant Recs
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Piedmont Restaurant Recs

I'm planning a trip with 3 other friends to Italy during the first week of September. We're doing Barolo/Barbaresco for 3 days (September 3rd to the 5th). I assume we'll stay in Alba, unless someone has a better suggestion, during that time, and we haven't picked any of our lunch or dinner spots. No...
by YacobovE
May 16th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Weekly Burgundy Appellation Tasting Series Week 6: Vosne and Flagey
Replies: 121
Views: 10250

Re: Wine Berserkers Weekly Burgundy Appellation Tasting Series Week 6: Vosne and Flagey

Dujac 01 Ech last night was just filthy. For my tastes, at a real peak with a great tension between Ech funk and Dujac sap. Jungle drum and bass. A. Slightly older tasting note of mine, but had a bottle of '93 dujac echezeaux in the last year: "A bouquet of cinnamon and Christmas spices on the nose...

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