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by dcornutt
June 24th, 2009, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spitting?
Replies: 88
Views: 3849

Re: Spitting?

I think what Steve is saying (forgive me if I'm misunderstanding), and I somewhat agree, is that it's hard to get the wine to fully cover your tongue without swallowing. I also feel like I have to swallow at least a bit in order to get full coverage. Yes. This is true for aged fine wines for sure. ...
by dcornutt
June 23rd, 2009, 2:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or

Thanks Don. I found the combination of '05 ripeness and Lafon richness to be a bit too much for me in a recent '05 Perrieres, but it's good to know that other vyds were more succesful. Kevin, This brings up an interesting point of discussion. Leflaive Lafon Coche-Dury These are all very "stylized" ...
by dcornutt
June 23rd, 2009, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or

Mark.Ricca wrote:What was the approx $$ Don?
Mark,

Bought at auction.
The total outlay was about $90 to 100 per bottle.
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2009, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or
Replies: 8
Views: 218

TN: 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or

I have heard that Lafon is no longer making good Meursault. I think the statement "the story of my demise has been greatly exagerated" is totally true here. This, my friends, is Meursault! A great one too. 2005 Domaine Lafon Meursault Gouttes d'Or The nose is primary focused rich Chardonnay at this ...
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2009, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Alesia Pinot Noir Falstaff
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: TN: 2005 Alesia Pinot Noir Falstaff

Nice Alan,
I really like this site also.
I know it is hard for Kevin to keep all these sites.
This is one I wished he could hang onto for some time.
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2009, 2:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Best Roast Chicken I Have Ever Eaten
Replies: 25
Views: 917

Re: The Best Roast Chicken I Have Ever Eaten

Thanks Wilfred and Scott,
I put a couple of birds on my Napoleon.
Our local free range. The skin was white like it was mean't to be.
I didn't get to cook them for the time I would like due to rain. Breast temp 168F
They came out pretty darn tasty however.
Next.. Earthshine Chicken.
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2009, 7:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anna McKinney Benefit Auction-17 lots-CLOSED
Replies: 30
Views: 1098

Re: Anna McKinney Benefit Auction-17 lots-CLOSED

Thanks Jordan.
I send the check to you I assume.
I will get in touch.
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2009, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers

To tell you the truth, this 02 wasn't totally ready.
I like them very young. Then I would wait 10 years.
If you have the fortitude and youth, I had a 1947 Fleurie from a Negoc recently that blew me away.
If you can wait 50 years, I think your 05 will be very special.
by dcornutt
June 21st, 2009, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Unique
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: TN: 2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Unique

Alan, To me, time will tell on most of these 07's. They are definately concentrated with focused pure fruit. At this point, many of them are just pleasant fruit bombs. I think many are banking on an explosion of complexity with aging. I am one of them. I do like this wine quite a bit. If you have an...
by dcornutt
June 21st, 2009, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pics of old bottles [- heavy -]
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Pics of old bottles [- heavy -]

Absolutely terrific.
Thanks Guillaume.
Don
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers
Replies: 7
Views: 296

TN: 2002 Domaine Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers

I was suffering through some bummer whites today. A partially premoxed 1999 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne was the main culprit. Ugh. I opened this beauty and now all is right. 2002 Domaine Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers A dark color but great purity. A wonderful floral nose. Dark very focused ...
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2009, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Search for 75's
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: Search for 75's

Rick Smith wrote:Petrus
This is the best Bordeaux wine from this vintage IMHO.
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2009, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Search for 75's
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: Search for 75's

The reason you may ask? It is my birth year wine for myself and many of my friends. I would appreciate any impressions on what 1975 wines that are still drinking well. Of course the Las Cases is an epic wine (at least from what I read in CT) my hope is to find wines in the $100-300 range. My ultima...
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2009, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help, I'm in trouble.....the wife wants white Burgs!
Replies: 49
Views: 1484

Re: Help, I'm in trouble.....the wife wants white Burgs!

Don, have you had it? I'm a big fan of Boillot's whites (the reds not so much) and (so far) a big fan of 07 white burg... it would be wonderful to know that premox issues were resolved but until then I'm a bottom feeder on close-outs, St Aubins, village Meursault / Chassagne / Puligny, etc... Josh,...
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2009, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Blind Chardonnay Shootout at Apiary (w/ pic)
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: TN- Blind Chardonnay Shootout at Apiary (w/ pic)

Folks LOVED the Dierberg, in fact a few placed orders right there at the restaurant from the phones. I have to say it was quite good. BTW, I can't believe I didn't mention this, but the food was FANTASTIC. I will definitely be taking advantage of their BYO-Monday deal from now on. Thanks for this o...
by dcornutt
June 20th, 2009, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Finder: 96 Dom Ruinart
Replies: 22
Views: 773

Re: Champagne Finder: 96 Dom Ruinart

WOW!
What a price.
This is a great champagne.
Thanks Alan.
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2009, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help, I'm in trouble.....the wife wants white Burgs!
Replies: 49
Views: 1484

Re: Help, I'm in trouble.....the wife wants white Burgs!

Lots of good suggestions, but anyone that can find St Aubin from a decent producer, Boillot Meursault or the like for close to $15, cut me in on the deal! RAWR! Josh, Unless you live in France and have a direct line to the producers, you are not going to find under $15 anything decent in Burgundy I...
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2009, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help, I'm in trouble.....the wife wants white Burgs!
Replies: 49
Views: 1484

Re: Help, I'm in trouble.....the wife wants white Burgs!

At $15 and under I would go for Luneau Pepin or Pepiere Muscadet. Skip White Burgundy all together. You won't find what you seek. The Pernot Bourgogne is a shot as is the Fevre. I wouldn't hang my hat on those two however. If you want to spend a little more.. 2007 Chablis, Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc a...
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2009, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bunch Of Very Nice 2007 White Burgs
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: TN: Bunch Of Very Nice 2007 White Burgs

The 07 Chablis have everything.
A little baby fat fruit.
Racy acidity.
Minerality.
A great year for them.
Thanks for the notes here Max.
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2009, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Meo-Camuzet Marsannay 2005
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: TN: Meo-Camuzet Marsannay 2005

Paul Jaouen wrote:Mark, how new world? I like older vintages of this. Didn't think new world. Have they changed? Thanks for the TN.
Paul,

I take this as just being primary pinot at this point.
This Marsannay can age to me. This is definately Burgundy.
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2009, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Meo-Camuzet Marsannay 2005
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: TN: Meo-Camuzet Marsannay 2005

If you like this one Mark, I have it on very good authority that the 2007 Marsannay from Meo is one of the best produced in some time. Much better than the 05.

Cheers
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2009, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: let's go the other way.. what do you think is the worst bottle in your cellar
Replies: 96
Views: 2673

Re: let's go the other way.. what do you think is the worst bottle in your cellar

Those bottles of 2001 Texier Cotes du Rhone la Brezeme.
Just nasty stuff and I have 7 more bottles or so.
I just open them and end up pouring it down the drain.
Maybe one day there will be one that has some redeeming qualities.
by dcornutt
June 17th, 2009, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was Your Last OMFG Wine?
Replies: 86
Views: 2366

Re: What Was Your Last OMFG Wine?

1949 Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot

Oh my!
by dcornutt
June 17th, 2009, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:s My back sucks the wines didn't
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: TN:s My back sucks the wines didn't

A really super nice night.
Great notes here Alan.
I really love Burgundy as you know.
The Giacosa wasn't bad however.
by dcornutt
June 16th, 2009, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)

Michael Bowden wrote:I guess this means i have to go and look downstairs....

Don....what about that Dunn that I gave to you a few OL's ago.?
We could do that.
A good choice.
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)

Some of you guys must really not know the Freak.
He is a very special dude.
He handles all this stuff well but he is a big teddy bear like Manlin.
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Best Roast Chicken I Have Ever Eaten
Replies: 25
Views: 917

Re: The Best Roast Chicken I Have Ever Eaten

If you have a TEC grill, and it is anything like mine, please do NOT put the lid down. The first time I did this, I put the lid down and then went inside and came outside to see a near-nuclear explosion with out of control flames shooting out the back of the grill. The chickens were turned into cha...
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 2:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Best Roast Chicken I Have Ever Eaten
Replies: 25
Views: 917

Re: The Best Roast Chicken I Have Ever Eaten

Hi Wilfred! Nice to see you posting again! I have the same grill as you and I wanted to know what combination of burners, lid, etc you used to achieve that great result! Manlin recommended putting the side burners on Med-low, center burner off, lid on, then lifting the lid and turning all burners t...
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)

John Liotta wrote:Don, I can't make it but I can send over some wine!
Not necessary.
There will be other times to celebrate.
Thanks John.
Don
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)

Chris is coming to town next weekend. I am having a dinner of meat and potatos at the house. What wine should I serve? Something young, ripe, fruity, primary, low acid, fine to non-existent tannins, jammy, rich, creamy, with globs of oak... Geez...well at least Don has LOTS and LOTS to choose from....
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Avril passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Paul Avril passed away

Sad news.
My sympathy to Vincent and the rest of the family.
by dcornutt
June 15th, 2009, 1:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 3 Wines in My Cellar Scored Highest by the Cellartracker community...
Replies: 94
Views: 2877

Re: The 3 Wines in My Cellar Scored Highest by the Cellartracker community...

2003 Pegau da Capo CT 97.4
2000 Margaux CT 97.4
2005 Rayas CT 97
by dcornutt
June 14th, 2009, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)

John Liotta wrote:Still have some old Dominus, Don?
Yes John.
That is a possibility.
by dcornutt
June 14th, 2009, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)
Replies: 32
Views: 828

What Wine Would Freemott Love (WWWFL)

Chris is coming to town next weekend.
I am having a dinner of meat and potatos at the house.
What wine should I serve?
by dcornutt
June 13th, 2009, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Laundry Lobster Mac and Cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: French Laundry Lobster Mac and Cheese

Dennis,
This looks stupendous. [good.gif]
Let me know the outcome.
Wow!
Wished you had one of those 1999 Sleepys for this. They are right in that wheelhouse.
(Actually I wished I still had some 1999 Sleepy Chards)
by dcornutt
June 12th, 2009, 5:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Today's Greatest Beer EVER!
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Today's Greatest Beer EVER!

Brasserie de Rochefort (aka Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy) in Belgium is the source of my absolutely, most excellent, favorite beer (for today)! A doppel, #8 has a nutty brown color with fine white lacing. Aromatically, this brew brings both fresh fruit and leather. Crisp acidity and a hint of...
by dcornutt
June 12th, 2009, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 36
Views: 813

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Thanks Eric.
I like this wine in 04 quite a bit.
I need to pop one.
by dcornutt
June 11th, 2009, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINEHUNTER: Arcadian Chard
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: WINEHUNTER: Arcadian Chard

I saw Joe tonight in ATL.
He said the 2001 Sleepy Chard is drinking well.
If you find it, you should buy it.
I love the 2005.
I also love the 99 which is but a memory.
by dcornutt
June 11th, 2009, 3:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cooking On A Salt Plate?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Cooking On A Salt Plate?

Bill,

For fish, a salt bed or plate is fantastic.
Allows for more even and gentle cooking.

I like a good char on my steak. For indirect, I would think it would wonderful.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few wines that have aged well
Replies: 30
Views: 907

Re: A few wines that have aged well

Paul,
Great notes.
It is always good to see you and share a glass.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2005 Potel Clos de la Roche
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: TN:2005 Potel Clos de la Roche

Rob,

Oooh!
Gaudichots in 2005.
I bet that will be good. Like La Tache in a few years I would bet.

I will work on my scale.
It does need some revamping.
See you soon I hope.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: O.K. I'm ready for some bubbles
Replies: 51
Views: 1838

Re: O.K. I'm ready for some bubbles

Brad is one of the definitive voices on Champagne right now.
I might listen to him.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2005 Potel Clos de la Roche
Replies: 9
Views: 300

TN:2005 Potel Clos de la Roche

I was trying this out because I wanted to see if it was ok.
( I know. A lame excuse.)

2005 Potel Clos de la Roche.

Young pinot. Amazing future. Infinite length.
Profound.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Atlanta Dining
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Atlanta Dining

Michael and Don, Thanks for the response...the blessing of Eugene pretty much cements what I'd like to try this time up. Now if I recall though in looking into this back in March...they don't allow corkage right? Which is ok as I'd prefer not to check a bag for a weekend trip anyway. If either or y...
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: O.K. I'm ready for some bubbles
Replies: 51
Views: 1838

Re: O.K. I'm ready for some bubbles

Roberto Rogness wrote:Billiot, Lallement
These are highly recommended.
I would add Guy Charlemagne for Blancs des Blancs and also Moncuit.
The base Pol Roger is nice especially the recent release.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Atlanta Dining
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Atlanta Dining

Michael's list is pretty fabulous.
by dcornutt
June 10th, 2009, 9:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Atlanta Dining
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Atlanta Dining

Bowden and Liotta or Cornutt? These 3 should be able to hook you up Kevin, Catch a cab and check out La Pietra Cucina. This is a guy who makes his own pasta. Trained at Babbo. It is the new real up and comer. For Vegetarian.. Dynamic Dish on Edgewood For Funky Dining.. Joe Truex's Repast For Fine D...
by dcornutt
June 9th, 2009, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines from this past weekend in Chicago - I havent recovered yet.
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Wines from this past weekend in Chicago - I havent recovered yet.

Scott Manlin wrote:Yeah, it was like arguing with one of my ex girlfriends...absolutely went nowhere, was totally frustrating
This is funny.
Sounds like a pretty good time despite the debate.
by dcornutt
June 9th, 2009, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines from this past weekend in Chicago - I havent recovered yet.
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Wines from this past weekend in Chicago - I havent recovered yet.

You guys were not slumming!
Great list Michael.
Don
by dcornutt
June 8th, 2009, 3:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pairing suggestions: Valtellina
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Pairing suggestions: Valtellina

Jim,

Treat it like you would a Barolo or Barbaresco.

Lamb, mushroom risotto etc.

Don

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