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by William Kelley
January 17th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jasper Morris podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1655

Re: Jasper Morris podcast

One of the pleasant things about living half the year in Beaune is regular encounters with Jasper. He seems absolutely delighted to have quit the trade and embarked on this new project.
by William Kelley
January 17th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which PYCM?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Which PYCM?

The 2013. The vintage really lent itself to his style.
by William Kelley
January 17th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3253

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

A certain long-time US importer's reads 'SAV1GNY'
by William Kelley
January 14th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Le Montrachet really a notch above the other hyphenated ones?
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Is Le Montrachet really a notch above the other hyphenated ones?

For my palate, the d'Auvenay Chevalier is the best white wine being made in the world today. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying the Chevalier Montrachet but after tasting her Gouttes d’Or my sentiments are similar. PYCM produces the entire range in question even if not all domaine sourced. Of his...
by William Kelley
January 14th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd 02 PYCM Capsule- Update
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Odd 02 PYCM Capsule- Update

Back then wasn't PY bottling by hand? I think he just used to leave the barrels with his suppliers and they filled them up, then he did the élevage if he liked them.
by William Kelley
January 14th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot & the synthetic closure. Where are they now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Ponsot & the synthetic closure. Where are they now?

They still bottle all the magnums and larger formats under natural cork...

FWIW, I think the wines have been evolving much more consistently this millennium.
by William Kelley
January 14th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

PCLIN wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 7:41 am
I picked up 3x each of ‘16 “Patou” and “Henry” a few months ago.

For ‘16 vintage, “Patou” was 50% destemmed. “Henry” was whole cluster and in old barrels for 22 months, 600 bottles produced.
Pretty sure Gilbert told me Patou was totally destemmed but maybe something got lost in translation.
by William Kelley
January 14th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Le Montrachet really a notch above the other hyphenated ones?
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Is Le Montrachet really a notch above the other hyphenated ones?

I don't know of any address where you can taste all of them from domaine sourcing, which is too bad. But there are a few domaines where you get to compare an interesting range. At Ramonet, you can taste all except Criots, and though they don't own the Chevalier parcel they work the vines. The Montra...
by William Kelley
January 14th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

Zachary Ross wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 3:22 pm
William, what are your thoughts on Dumien-Serrette's cuvée "Les Saveaux"? I've been impressed with the 2013 and 2015 in their early youths.
I don't know the cuvée well but it seemed to be a more supple, precocious wine than the other two.
by William Kelley
January 13th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

Last one I had was the Patou 2010 and didn't find any wood to speak of on it. Wasn't aware they made a Vieilles Vignes. Good to know. The old vine bottling is the cuvée Henri. It sees some stems but also some new wood. The "Patou" is in mostly used barrels but destemmed the last handful of years. I...
by William Kelley
January 13th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

An underrated producer with cellars opposite Verset's old house! Sadly they now destem (with the exception of the cuvée Henri) and use a touch more wood than I would like, though the wines are still pretty classical in profile. Last one I had was the Patou 2010 and didn't find any wood to speak of ...
by William Kelley
January 13th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Le Montrachet really a notch above the other hyphenated ones?
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: Is Le Montrachet really a notch above the other hyphenated ones?

In the most recent I'll Drink to That podcast, Jasper Morris seems to think there is clear delineation between Montrachet and the others, including a clear geological delineation, which is cool. I don't drink much burgundy, and certainly not grand cru burg, so I can't personally comment. But I stil...
by William Kelley
January 13th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: 1999 Dumien-Serrette: Cornas - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

An underrated producer with cellars opposite Verset's old house! Sadly they now destem (with the exception of the cuvée Henri) and use a touch more wood than I would like, though the wines are still pretty classical in profile.
by William Kelley
January 13th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Hello William, Good morning to the speakers of this discussion, I rise here because my text of September 7 was quoted in your debate. initially he did not name any producer and does not seek to do so. it is a simple observation related to observed practices that denature the wines. We are not talki...
by William Kelley
January 13th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Perhaps a bit tangential to the topic, but I found the highlighted part a bit weird. To my understanding, producers usually avoid using stems in high pH reds, because stems contain potassium and thus they boost pH even higher. Since high pH is normally detrimental to the stability of the wine, it w...
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

William, Can you educate us on dry extract in white wines - or is this referring to their red wines? My understanding would the that 'dry extract' is phenolics/tannnins but this may not the case. Thanks in advance for the clarification - and for the input here. Cheers. That's the term that the Fren...
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

And as you know far more than I about Burgundy, I do have a question and he touched on it in the article - if they're indeed harvesting earlier, does that necessarily imply more chaptalization? In other words, are the alcohol levels on white Burgundy declining with supposed earlier picking, or are ...
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

To add a bit of material to the discussion, it's interesting that producers such as Lamy and Raphaël Coche are thinking quite explicitly about the role of dry extract in their wines. Coche's view, and Olivier's if I have rightly understood it, is that dry extract can bring a different kind of freshn...
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Jeez, I have a somewhat different take on all this. Pity to poor winemakers! The Burgundian's get savaged in the press and on places like WB for having failure of their white wines from premox. Perhaps they tried to compete in the 90's with massive California chardonnays that promised richness and ...
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Boy, I must admit I find this thread hard to analyze. "Many producers", "board favorite" and on and on and on. There are hundreds or thousands of white Burgundy producers. Of these, I probably buy wines from a dozen or so. Without more specifics as to the names of the producers that do or do not do...
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Marquis de Laguiche (Joseph Drouhin) Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: TN: 2015 Marquis de Laguiche (Joseph Drouhin) Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot

John Gilman did a nice article about this cuvée recently, if any of you happen to subscribe.
by William Kelley
January 12th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

However, there is often an assumption that some extreme cases represent some kind of a "pendulum" rather than exploration by a few individuals. Just like every Cab in California isn't 15.9% alcohol, I'd be surprised if the majority of whites in Burgundy were under ripe. Not to quibble, but the aver...
by William Kelley
January 11th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley
Replies: 34
Views: 2810

Re: Domaine Faiveley Clos des Cortons Faiveley Vertical ATL with Erwan Faiveley

Amazing tasting. I'm about to write up a mini-vertical covering the "reconstructed" vintages. Don't see much really old Faiveley at the cavistes I shop from, it's a pity.
by William Kelley
January 11th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Maybe to add an example of how heated the debate is in Burgundy itself: on 7 September 2018, Patrick Essa, winemaker at Buisson-Charles in Meursault, who always has very clear (divise?) opinions, posted the following on Facebook (google translation from French): This was indeed the blog essay I was...
by William Kelley
January 11th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Thank you for this interesting article William . Indeed , " hot " vintages give us wine that is big , fat , round but lacking freshness . So I understand that the vignerons are contemplating how to avoid this lack of freshness . Picking at the right moment becomes trickier and trickier . Picking to...
by William Kelley
January 11th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

The first part of my report for TWA came out January 4th and Neal's for Vinous came out yesterday, so between us, John and Allen, there is now no shortage of opinions. Interesting to see people writing of over-extraction. I think those comments simply reflect the fact that the tannins were not as ri...
by William Kelley
January 8th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

A really interesting article indeed. It's a challenge for me to understand what is happening as a whole in France since I do not live there or go there often enough - are you seeing this play out with 'mainstream' white wines over there in general? Or are we just talking the top wines? Cheers. I am...
by William Kelley
January 8th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

It is an interesting question. Certainly, if you threw a Chablis premier cru from Raveneau into a blind tasting of contemporary Meursaults, it would likely be one of the broader, more textural wines - and that wouldn't have been true two decades ago. (The side issue of reduction is a bit of a blind ...
by William Kelley
January 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 2079

Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Francophone berserkers might find this article by Jean-Emmanuel Simond in the RVF thought-provoking reading: https://www.larvf.com/est-on-en-train-d ... i0GorCtCjM
by William Kelley
January 6th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche vs Coche vs Coche
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Coche vs Coche vs Coche

The Meursault Rouge is more chunky / rustic with the Auxey-Duresses in the same register but a bit finer boned; whereas the Volnay wines are more supple and elegant. So pretty much different as you would expect.
by William Kelley
January 5th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2013 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Good to hear. I have a bottle of the 2016 Côte de Léchet and while I've understood it to be a lesser vintage (as is 2013 I suppose?) I am looking forward to giving it a go. 2016 is a bit better than 2013 - fresher and with less botrytis - but in a similar style. The two are the weakest years of the...
by William Kelley
January 4th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14097
Views: 686194

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12x 2017 Dauvissat Forest
3x 1980 Kalin Sonoma County Pinot Noir
1x 1989 Rayas
1x 1961 Château de Jacques Moulin-a-Vent
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

Art R wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 9:15 am
The Joblot 1er crus have substantial stating power as well as their general awesomeness. I drank my '89's well into the 2000's.
1989s still drinking well today!
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

Ooh, I didn’t realize they were actually cdn; I think they’re relatively underlooked either way. I’ve had a few very nice gelin wines. It seems like 15 and 09 would be the sweet spot to buy chalonnaise and lesser villages due to more ripeness. Not necessarily in 15: it's a good vintage, but more he...
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: TN: 2008 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes

We had one in May which was good but which I thought needed a bit more time. The Marconnets from 2008 is possibly even prettier right now - my husband found it superior to a 2001 Rousseau CSJ we had the same week. Agree that Guettes and Marconnets are high points in 2008! Guettes is really good in ...
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

For most of the Côte de chalonnaise what are other good producers? I’ve come up with Bruno Clair (marsannay), Mongeard mugneret (fixin), AP Villaine (rully, mercurey), bachelet (maranges) Marsannay and Fixin are Côte de Nuits! But in Marsannay I would strongly recommend Charles Audoin and in Fixin,...
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 5:30 am
Haven’t had too much givry but will check this out. Love fixin and marsannay.
For Givry, look for Joblot, Lump and also Domaine des Moirots. Ragot is also on my list of places to visit this year.
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

Doug Schulman wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 4:59 am
I think this is one of the great values of Burgundy. Glad to hear the '09 is doing well.
There is a lot of great value to be found in the Côte Chalonnaise but even today, very few bother to explore it!
by William Kelley
January 3rd, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 2:20 am
Anyone have the 2016? It’s on a wine by the glass menu at Verjus
It's more classic than the richer, more sun-kissed 2015 but effectively its qualitative equivalent. Drinking well already.
by William Kelley
January 2nd, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 8459

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

A pity to pick such a young wine, but probably have to go with the 1999 d'Auvenay Chevalier-Montrachet.
by William Kelley
January 2nd, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet

From barrel it was tangier, chalkier and tighter-knit than the ampler, more satiny Folatières, but I haven't tasted it from bottle. Kirk, have you tasted 2015 for this wine or any of the other Bachelet Monnot wines from the 2016 vintage? The 2016 Folatières was really excellent. They made a very str...
by William Kelley
January 1st, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet

I grabbed one 16 PM and meursault to try I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on both the wines and what you think of the Meursault compared to the PM. The Meursault is from the Clos du Cromin so a richer, more exotic expression of the village from deeper soils - and that was only emphasized by sm...
by William Kelley
December 31st, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet

Maxwell A. wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Kirk, have you tasted 2015 for this wine or any of the other Bachelet Monnot wines from the 2016 vintage?
The 2016 Folatières was really excellent. They made a very strong set of reds and whites in 2016. 2015 turned out well too, not too extreme. Very strong for their reds.
by William Kelley
December 31st, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 1:01 pm
how are they related to bachelet ramonet or denis bachalet?
They are from Maranges, I don't think they're related to either. And Denis Bachelet isn't related to Bachelet Ramonet.
by William Kelley
December 31st, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes
Replies: 23
Views: 1199

Re: TN: 2009 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes

i have been a big fan of her wines ever since i drank an amazing bottle of the 05 vosne vv, however what is the consensus on the bourgogne rouge? it has been consistently disappointing for me. the last bottle i tasted, the 14 croix blanche, was dreadfully over worked not to mention a poor value for...
by William Kelley
December 30th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes
Replies: 23
Views: 1199

Re: TN: 2009 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes

Is winemaking also similar to Jayer? Interpreting that as a strictly technical question, not really. Lots of whole cluster... wooden cuves (Jayer used cement), barrels from Chassin not François Frères, and not 100% new. Of course, one can arrive at the same destination via different routes in winem...
by William Kelley
December 30th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes
Replies: 23
Views: 1199

Re: TN: 2009 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes

Also a major fan; she seems to make some of the best if not the best wine from every vineyard. I once compared her Echezeaux to DRC in three vintages, and in all three cases preferred the Tremblay. They just seemed to have greater depth, complexity and more layered and longer finishes. I would love...
by William Kelley
December 27th, 2018, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

I had a 2014 Montille Corton Charlie and was shocked at how great it was - one of the best wines I've had all year. A very underrated producer for whites in my opinion. Alix DeMontille is the winemaker, and she is married to Jean-Marc Roulot. No shortage of talent in that family. Brian Sieve is the...
by William Kelley
December 26th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos St Jean
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: TN: 2013 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos St Jean

Michael, you found my stash. Before the CSJ I must have gone through 2 or 3 cases of '13 Morgeot rouge from them at $39 a bottle. Just ordered my last six pack of CSJ since the cat is out of the bag, thanks for the heads-up. Please do post finds like this in the future since our tastes sound simila...
by William Kelley
December 26th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos St Jean
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: TN: 2013 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos St Jean

Had the 1971 not long ago, which confirmed my suspicion that CSJ can often age better than Clos de la Boudriotte from Ramonet. With extended bottle age, the structural rusticity melts away but the fleshier, richer fruit remains. At least in 1971, it was the more youthful and gourmand of the two. If ...

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