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by dcornutt
November 23rd, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Francois Mikulski Meursault Charmes
Replies: 5
Views: 592

2017 Francois Mikulski Meursault Charmes

This is a revelation. Crystaline. Intense palate but elegant presentation. Fruit is rich and coating. A golden spicy quality. The acidity is supporting and makes the mid palate elegant and lithe. The length is substantial. Almost Grand Cru to me. The vines must be older. This is one of the best Char...
by dcornutt
November 22nd, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2459

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Chuck Miller wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 10:08 pm
Rayas
This would get my vote as a starter.
by dcornutt
November 16th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 32
Views: 4274

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Where do you like to stay? I haven't been there in 25 years. Ooooh, you are going to have such a great time! I've stayed at a bunch of places usually connected to some business event, where the choice wasn't mine, and every time I wish I had stayed at the Soniat House. https://www.soniathouse.com/ ...
by dcornutt
November 16th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: A short trip to Prague
Replies: 19
Views: 1965

Re: A short trip to Prague

I love Prague! One of those cities like Paris that you have to visit. Great writeup.
by dcornutt
November 16th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1911
Views: 242600

Re: Official Costco Thread

I love Costco.

2008 Dom Perignon $141.75
NV Billecart-Salmon Rose 375 $36
2016 Patient Cotat Sancerre Ancienne Vines $28
by dcornutt
November 15th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2014 Herve Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers VV
Replies: 3
Views: 403

TN:2014 Herve Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers VV

What a great wine. The aromas are first rate. Great concentration. Shows off the old vines. A gem. 2014 Herve Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers VV Beautiful nose. Sexy. Bonne Mares type of darker Chambolle fruit. Intense. The palate is seamless. Elegant texture. Intense darker Chambolle fruit. E...
by dcornutt
November 12th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 45
Views: 2966

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Nice job guys. Thanks so much for these notes.
by dcornutt
November 12th, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3162

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Kris, We share a lot of the same tastes. Thanks for trying these out. Mine are still not delivered but I look forward to these wines. I have some Jacques Carillon Puligny Referts coming also. All of these positive notes make me very excited to try the wines. I have only tasted a couple of village wi...
by dcornutt
November 11th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3162

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Francois Labet’s whites are hard to find but absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the notes
by dcornutt
November 9th, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: birmingham alabama
Replies: 30
Views: 1974

Re: birmingham alabama

adam landa wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Josh...I live in Nashville but have a client in Birmingham so have been there a lot this year. Had a nice meal at Ovenbird this past week...cool spot too...corkage is $20.
This place is good! It is Chris Hastings from the Hot and Hot more casual place. If you want to have BBQ try Saws.
by dcornutt
November 9th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beychevelle 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Beychevelle 2010

I really like these wines Mark. Nice note. Thanks!
by dcornutt
November 8th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: birmingham alabama
Replies: 30
Views: 1974

Re: birmingham alabama

Fine dining... usual suspects

Hot and Hot
Highlands and Bottega
Chez Fon Fon

Most of the same places.

Saws BBQ is fabulous. Nikis. Satterfields.
Lots of options.
by dcornutt
November 7th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: TN: 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières

John.
To me it was still very young appearing. Not advanced. The aromatics are starting to really come around. FWIW.
by dcornutt
November 6th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières
Replies: 6
Views: 433

TN: 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières

2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (11/6/2019) This wine is stunning right now. Light yellow color. Beautiful focused golden fruit. The acid has finally taken a step forward as the fruit has rece...
by dcornutt
November 5th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3445

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

One of my greatest experiences was a pristine bottle of 1971 Musigny from Vogue. The 1993 is DELICIOUS! Always loved the 2001. The wines from Francois Millet take some time to round out. I think this is an excellent address. didn’t Christophe Roumier’s dad make the 71? I don't know this. His grandf...
by dcornutt
November 5th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3445

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

One of my greatest experiences was a pristine bottle of 1971 Musigny from Vogue. The 1993 is DELICIOUS! Always loved the 2001. The wines from Francois Millet take some time to round out. I think this is an excellent address.
by dcornutt
November 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2441
Views: 150246

Re: New York City Restaurants

The best restaurant on my last trip was The Modern . I still have a crush on Marea . It is my personal comfort zone. Great food and service. We are always treated like family. The Modern is however the most inventive restaurant that doesn't try to be too exclusive or molecular. The food tastes darn ...
by dcornutt
November 1st, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 15574

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

To date for me..

2014 Michel Niellon Batard Montrachet
1966 Palmer x 2 ... wonderful
2008 Bouchard Montrachet
1959 Negociant Label Charmes Chambertin (wished I could remember the negociant)
2008 Dom Perignon
by dcornutt
November 1st, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

I've only opened the regular 2017 Maresh (called Mirabai) from Kelley Fox so far. It is an amazing wine. Light color but loads of aromatic and palate complexity. Looking forward to popping the three vineyard designates later. Peter, You should try the vineyard designate from Maresh in 2017. (The on...
by dcornutt
November 1st, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

The 2017 Maresh Red Barn Block from Kelley is so beautiful. I love that wine. The 2018 I just received is her last vintage with this block. She has lots of other great terroir but this one to me is special. Great note.
by dcornutt
November 1st, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NYC City Council approves ban on Foie Gras Ban- 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

Re: NYC City Council approves ban on Foie Gras Ban- 2022

ybarselah wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 11:41 am
the real dick move part of all of this is that it's a city rule, but the actual economic impact is outside the city - the farms and processors that have built businesses (employ people, pay taxes, etc. etc.) that supply the restaurants in the city.
Exactly Yaacov.
by dcornutt
November 1st, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck
Replies: 16
Views: 2053

Re: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck

I had no idea of the history and found this article if interested https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/10/raos-new-york-exclusive-restaurant Says you can hang out at the bar and if the regulars leave by 9:30 they may seat someone. 10 tables with “owners” ~80 owners, interesting. This is a fascin...
by dcornutt
October 29th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2014 Michel Niellon Batard Montrachet 1966 Palmer
Replies: 0
Views: 304

TNs: 2014 Michel Niellon Batard Montrachet 1966 Palmer

In NYC for some food and music. I have had a chance to have the amazing 2014 Michel Niellon Batard a couple of times. It hasn't disappointed. Last night at The Modern the Niellon was paired with the 1966 Palmer. A great night of food and wine! 2014 Michel Niellon Batard Montrachet - Light golden col...
by dcornutt
October 29th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta
Replies: 20
Views: 1153

Re: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta

It would have been good to have you at this tasting Dave. Hope all is well in St Louis!
by dcornutt
October 28th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Michel Mallard Ladoix Les Joyeuxes
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: TN: 2016 Michel Maillard Ladoix Les Joyeuxes

William Kelley wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 11:17 am
Lots of puns to be made about how Michel Mallard would "react" to your spelling of his name...
Oops!
by dcornutt
October 27th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom Perignon 2006 and Palmer 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Dom Perignon 2006 and Palmer 1966

Yes. High shoulder. Sorry.
by dcornutt
October 27th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 75
Views: 5090

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

So Brian Hook at Hook's Cheese has "hooked" me up with some great cheddar. Coming soon. Thanks for the heads up guys. Some 15yr. 10yr. A few other things.
by dcornutt
October 27th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit from Francois Labet of Chateau de la Tour/ Domaine Francois Labet
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Visit from Francois Labet of Chateau de la Tour/ Domaine Francois Labet

I made a mistake on the older wine. It is from 1990 not 1999. This is the time that Guy Accad was assisting with the winemaking.
by dcornutt
October 27th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dom Perignon 2006 and Palmer 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Dom Perignon 2006 and Palmer 1966

I have a bottle of Palmer 1966 that I am going to drink soon. The fill is high neck so not perfect. Color and condition appears OK.
The last bottle I had from this lot was absolutely stunning. Great fruit and silky texture. A wine of grace. Hoping for the same when I drink it soon.
by dcornutt
October 27th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

Thanks for this snapshot Kevin. The 88 Yquem is such a wonderful drink.
by dcornutt
October 27th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

When they bottle cold there is often a small amount of CO2 dissolved. That along with the overfilling can lead to some seepage when the temperatures are slightly higher. Leroy is your prime example here that everything is AOK.
by dcornutt
October 26th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

They were all overfilled that year. He obviously bottled cold too. Mine were all soaked. The wines have all been sound. I still have some RSV and am waiting on it. FWIW
by dcornutt
October 25th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 75
Views: 5090

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

To all those ordering from the Hooks, what is your sweet spot for aging? They have 1 year to 15 year.
by dcornutt
October 25th, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Great Meursault, less than great Chambolle
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: TNs: Great Meursault, less than great Chambolle

Thanks for the 17 white update. I am excited to start seeing them here.
by dcornutt
October 24th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6351

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

I am really liking the 08 Dom Perignon.
by dcornutt
October 24th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Michel Mallard Ladoix Les Joyeuxes
Replies: 5
Views: 349

TN: 2016 Michel Mallard Ladoix Les Joyeuxes

This is an incredible wine. I don't drink a lot of Ladoix but it is a pretty nice terroir. Right above Chorey-les-Beaune and east of Corton-Rognet, it is a place where you can find great sites. Just ask Coche Dury! 2016 Michel Mallard Ladoix Les Joyeuxes The nose is darker perfectly ripe fruit. Focu...
by dcornutt
October 24th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1781

Re: Walgreens Fedex

Simply the best.
If I didn't use Walgreen's my packages would end up in Fed Ex purgatory with extended delivery times.
by dcornutt
October 24th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit from Francois Labet of Chateau de la Tour/ Domaine Francois Labet
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Visit from Francois Labet of Chateau de la Tour/ Domaine Francois Labet

Michael Bowden was able to secure a day and a half with Francois Labet for tastings and nice dinners. Francois is an owner of Chateau de la Tour through his family, the Morin's, and also owns his own very good domaine, Domaine Francois Labet. Our visit was a combination of socializing and serious ta...
by dcornutt
October 22nd, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 75
Views: 5090

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

I really like Rush Creek Reserve. I know it is limited time production. Gotta try Jasper Hills Harbison

After Rush Creek for me are the cheeses from Sequachie Cove Creamery in Tennessee.
The Nickajack cheese is a washed rind raw milk cow cheese. Absolutely fabulous!
by dcornutt
October 21st, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Odds and Ends (Prum, Wines at Fred's, Prager, Closing German Sweetie)
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: TNs--Mike on Tour--Odds and Ends (Prum, Wines at Fred's, Prager, Closing German Sweetie)

Very nice.
Fred is always a great host and wonderful person to share a glass.
I love the 95 Angelus.
by dcornutt
October 21st, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta
Replies: 20
Views: 1153

Re: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta

Such a fun tasting. I loved the Shake Ridge Mouvedre. First time having it. A delicious wine with great balance and intensity. Also loved the Merlot. The Skin Contact/Concrete Fermented Semillon is one of my favorite of Hardy's wines always. It has crazy complexity and is so refreshing. Good to see ...
by dcornutt
October 20th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 4157

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

I think this will get solved quickly. This all has to do with Airbus subsidies not food products.
by dcornutt
October 20th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1911
Views: 242600

Re: Official Costco Thread

Finally the 08 Dom has landed in ATL. $141.79 plus our county tax which is the lowest in the area. Cumberland store in Atlanta. This is a very good price. I picked up a couple to add to my stash.
by dcornutt
October 13th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Salon & 2005 Aubert Abreu Red
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: TN: 1996 Salon & 2005 Aubert Abreu Red

John. Thanks for the notes. Hoping to see you sometime in the near future.
by dcornutt
October 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour---Atlanta Dinner at Pyng Ho
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour---Atlanta Dinner at Pyng Ho

A fun night Mike. Great notes. I thought the food was great too.
So great to see you, Jay and Nick!
by dcornutt
October 8th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SPOJA LORDA
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: SPOJA LORDA

Love Stracchino. That would be a perfect cheese for this dish. Hard to really sub out for this but the goat cheese sounds delicious.
by dcornutt
October 6th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: 3 buddies, 7 wines, great Italian food= grand evening

Nice Blake. The Braida sounds fabulous!
by dcornutt
October 6th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

Thanks! I just bought some of this. Looking forward to trying it. Exploring some Oregon Chardonnay.
by dcornutt
October 5th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2639

Re: Impossible burgers

CONGRATULATIONS BURGER KING: You managed to create the worst burger I've ever had, the Impossible Whopper OK, I'm a bit late to the party, but I was driving home tonight, saw the sign and thought I might as well try one. As I noted below in this thread, I've previously have a gourmet Impossible Bur...

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