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by p@ulbortin
November 17th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 10
Views: 791

TN: 2012 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

Buzz, what are some of your favorite CdN vintages?
by p@ulbortin
November 10th, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On a Ramonet Rampage!
Replies: 42
Views: 1919

On a Ramonet Rampage!

Very nice! Wish I was on the same rampage.
by p@ulbortin
November 5th, 2017, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Très Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 19
Views: 1158

TN: 2001 Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Très Vieilles Vignes

Nice note that could be used to describe the 2002 we opened recently. Blind, I would have thought Vogue Bonnes Mares. Nothing charming about this Charmes.
by p@ulbortin
November 1st, 2017, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Big 50 lunch
Replies: 30
Views: 1845

TN: Big 50 lunch

Happy birthday! Looking forward to enjoy your next 50 years of notes.
by p@ulbortin
October 23rd, 2017, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Romanee-Conti
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

1978 Romanee-Conti

The Sixty Minutes fake wine story showed Bill Koch examining a presumably fake magnum of ‘78 RC. It had the “mise du domaine” capsule.
by p@ulbortin
October 18th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Romanee-Conti
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

1978 Romanee-Conti

From the Domaine
by p@ulbortin
October 17th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Romanee-Conti
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

1978 Romanee-Conti

You are thinking about a purchase? If you have any doubts pass. My only experience with this bottle had the vineyard on the capsule.
by p@ulbortin
October 17th, 2017, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre-Yves Colin Morey
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Pierre-Yves Colin Morey

Thanks for the reminder I think I have a box of the St Aubin somewhere
by p@ulbortin
October 17th, 2017, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre-Yves Colin Morey
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Pierre-Yves Colin Morey

Because of the White Burgundy apocalypse I haven’t followed these wines.

What’s best and how have they performed?
by p@ulbortin
October 12th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug dinner: 164eme, 160eme, 2004, 2002, 2000 Ambonnay, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 1429

Krug dinner: 164eme, 160eme, 2004, 2002, 2000 Ambonnay, etc.

We had 2002 krug last week to celebrate the Chicago Cubs defense of their title. While the nose flavors and textures were terrific I couldn’t help wondering if the acidity might be too high.
by p@ulbortin
October 8th, 2017, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: | Meo Camuzet | Emmanuel Rouget |
Replies: 4
Views: 471

| Meo Camuzet | Emmanuel Rouget |

Sounds terrific
by p@ulbortin
October 8th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: | Meo Camuzet | Emmanuel Rouget |
Replies: 4
Views: 471

| Meo Camuzet | Emmanuel Rouget |

Thanks. Meo Brûlées not overripe in 2009?
by p@ulbortin
October 6th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Krug
Replies: 0
Views: 284

TN: 2002 Krug

Pop. Strawberry pop tart across the room, strawberry pop tart again, lemon cream, apple, acidity, hazel nut, silky beads, Go Cubs!
by p@ulbortin
September 30th, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1999 Delas Freres Seigneur de Maugiron Cote Rotie
Replies: 7
Views: 255

TN; 1999 Delas Freres Seigneur de Maugiron Cote Rotie

The Cote Rotie La Landonne was the wine in their portfolio that shines in 1999 according to CT. I haven't opened one yet.
by p@ulbortin
September 29th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 23966

2015 Burgundy

However, 2004 and 2011 are the 2 worst vintages in the past 15 years. Please name 1 good 2011 to try? Rousseau is too expensive for this suicide. Paul, First, my apologies for the thread jacking. Second, I hope you are Martin's new number 1 enemy as I am getting really tired of him chasing me aroun...
by p@ulbortin
September 29th, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 23966

2015 Burgundy

No, I don't find that they have "the taint." The euro/dollar exchange rate was not favorable for us when the 2011s were released so prices were high. As with every vintage, there were and are wines which merit buying, but they are not for those whose preferences run to ripe-vintage St. Emilion. I c...
by p@ulbortin
September 27th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 23966

2015 Burgundy

TN: 2015 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes VV: Pop & poured revealing reduction with fizz then decanted for an hour. Red fruit cherry and Gevrey underbrush nose. Palette is full bodied and fat with glycerin and similar flavors probably just bordering on the edge of not being overripe -- ...
by p@ulbortin
September 19th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamet
Replies: 50
Views: 3566

Jamet

What vintages are Jamet's greatest?
by p@ulbortin
September 18th, 2017, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree
Replies: 7
Views: 479

TN: 1991 Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree

The Jamet thread had me craving Cote Rotie so with no Jamet handy it was time to have one of these. Wow wine here! It had a gorgeously complex nose of strawberry blackberry resin and grilled steak with Provencial herb and a touch of olive. The palate was velvety, intense and beautifully balanced and...
by p@ulbortin
September 18th, 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424424

What BEER are you drinking?

Grabbed the last 6er of Zombie Dust that had arrived that same day at a random store. Happy to have this terrific brew again after several years.
by p@ulbortin
September 18th, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamet
Replies: 50
Views: 3566

Jamet

1985 and 1990 $1,000 per at HDH sale over the weekend? :o
by p@ulbortin
September 14th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Dujac Morey 1er Cru
Replies: 5
Views: 506

1978 Dujac Morey 1er Cru

Nice! Terrific bottle that held its own at La Paulee.
by p@ulbortin
September 14th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pommard
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Pommard

Anyone drink this stuff?
by p@ulbortin
September 12th, 2017, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Malconsorts: Best Producer of
Replies: 30
Views: 2259

Malconsorts: Best Producer of

I'd love the Meo also if they made it. I have to say that despite Malconsorts lofty reputation I've never had a truly great example that's close to maturity and that includes several bottles of '99 and '02 Cathiard. A Burgundy fanatic acquaintance of mine is convinced that Malconsorts needs at least...
by p@ulbortin
September 7th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.
Replies: 54
Views: 4687

Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.

Ian Dorin wrote:
paul bortin wrote:Christies recently raised to 25%

I THINK that was for most categories, but recall reading that wine was staying at 22%. I could be wrong, and that would put them at the highest in the wine game.
You're correct everything except wine
by p@ulbortin
September 7th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.
Replies: 54
Views: 4687

Zachys goes to 23% commision for buyers.

Christies recently raised to 25%
by p@ulbortin
August 22nd, 2017, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Maume Mazis Chambertin
Replies: 36
Views: 2032

TN: 2001 Maume Mazis Chambertin

sauvage, or "wild," is a Gevrey feature I don't get in Vosne or Chambolle. Happens with Mazis most often, sometimes for me w Charmes. Skewed a little away from elegance, sauvage is different. Rusticity is a crudeness, usually in handling the oak treatment, a tannic backward wine sometimes a little ...
by p@ulbortin
August 22nd, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Maume Mazis Chambertin
Replies: 36
Views: 2032

TN: 2001 Maume Mazis Chambertin

Maume 2005 Mazis and Gevrey en Pallud are terrific. They never shut down hard like most of 2005.
by p@ulbortin
August 21st, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '61 Monfortino, '86 Lake's Folly, plus a few others
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

TNs: '61 Monfortino, '86 Lake's Folly, plus a few others

Andrew, The '61 looked spanking new like the rest of the recent releases in your lineup as did the cork so I thought it prudent to share my experience. A prominent retailer friend made me aware of the label and vintage tag concerns of older pristine Monfortino as he has apparently been burned more ...
by p@ulbortin
August 20th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '61 Monfortino, '86 Lake's Folly, plus a few others
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

TNs: '61 Monfortino, '86 Lake's Folly, plus a few others

Andrew, The '61 looked spanking new like the rest of the recent releases in your lineup as did the cork so I thought it prudent to share my experience. A prominent retailer friend made me aware of the label and vintage tag concerns of older pristine Monfortino as he has apparently been burned more t...
by p@ulbortin
August 17th, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago's Melrose Diner has closed.
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Chicago's Melrose Diner has closed.

Memories are rushing back, it was one of my folks coffee shops and they were there twice a day for years. In addition to all of the characters mentioned above no tippin Scottie Pipens girl friend lived next door so he was in all the time living up to his nickname. Another memory was talking with Liz...
by p@ulbortin
August 16th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago's Melrose Diner has closed.
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Chicago's Melrose Diner has closed.

My folks used to drag me there during high school years. Since they were open 24/7 all of Chicago was in there at one time or another. I met many celebs from the Chicago media and sports teams touring actors and musicians.
by p@ulbortin
August 16th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '61 Monfortino, '86 Lake's Folly, plus a few others
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

TNs: '61 Monfortino, '86 Lake's Folly, plus a few others

Fwiw and as a possible PSA the '61 is most likely a fake. I brought a similarly pristine bottle of the '71 that was purchased recently at auction to an event and was told by several people that my bottle was probably a fake. Apparently there is a lot of fake Monfortino making its way around Europe. ...
by p@ulbortin
July 19th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanee 'Malconsorts' 1er
Replies: 27
Views: 1177

TN: 2008 Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanee 'Malconsorts' 1er

Anyone check in on 06 malconsorts lately?
by p@ulbortin
July 13th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lambrusco?
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Lambrusco?

Have had many fun bottles of Lambrusco at Osteria Morini. They range from light bodied to full body from many producers and all were delicious with the different pastas. It's a table wine, not a serious wine so I'll stick my neck out and say producer is not so important here and any bottle you pick...
by p@ulbortin
July 10th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lambrusco?
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Lambrusco?

Have had many fun bottles of Lambrusco at Osteria Morini. They range from light bodied to full body from many producers and all were delicious with the different pastas. It's a table wine, not a serious wine so I'll stick my neck out and say producer is not so important here and any bottle you pick ...
by p@ulbortin
June 30th, 2017, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

TN: 2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Love the 09 version of this and need to find this.
by p@ulbortin
June 24th, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Robert Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Replies: 1
Views: 183

TN: NV Robert Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

Very nice note, thanks. The 2008 Reseve is also terrific and QPR.
by p@ulbortin
June 5th, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Boillot question
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Jean Boillot question

Yes. If alive the 01' Pucelles is a very good bottle. Nice buy.
by p@ulbortin
June 4th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Disappointing Wine You Cellared
Replies: 123
Views: 7784

Most Disappointing Wine You Cellared

Many 1996 Red Burgundies 1998 Australia.
by p@ulbortin
June 1st, 2017, 4:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Pungo You're Not Using
Replies: 0
Views: 209

WTB Pungo You're Not Using

Don't want to wait list.

Thanks
by p@ulbortin
May 29th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10806

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Great session at Tea Drunk Recently: 2015 Hou Kui Monkey King, Lu Xi Keng, Green Tea. Elegant light bodied, touch of grass, floral minerality and marzipan. 2015 Long Jing Dragon Well, Shi Feng Xi Hu, Green Tea. Medium body, nutty grasses with a touch of oatmeal mineral. 2015 Wu Liang Shan Jing Dong,...
by p@ulbortin
May 29th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Day 1 in Piedmont - Vietti, Prunotto, & Bartolo Mascarello
Replies: 24
Views: 2043

TN: Day 1 in Piedmont - Vietti, Prunotto, & Bartolo Mascarello

Fantastic 1st day Matt. Try to find an 89' Vietti Rocche you'll love it.
by p@ulbortin
May 17th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vertical
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Dunn Howell Mountain vertical

Knock it off! Scores go hand in hand with notes! The 90' seems more exciting than your WOTN
by p@ulbortin
May 12th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 Conterno, 2 dinners. Monfortino and Francia
Replies: 11
Views: 817

1 Conterno, 2 dinners. Monfortino and Francia

Great notes great wines. Love Quality Italian.
by p@ulbortin
May 10th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Descending upon The Ranch for some DRC and Krug Mesnil
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Descending upon The Ranch for some DRC and Krug Mesnil

great notes and dinner--thanks, Fred. The Krug was wine of the night for me as I did the Jerry Hey save-for-later trick and the wine was explosive, amazing grip and focus. The reds weren't shabby, either. 90 is à pointe. Great notes Fred. I had the 99 & 00 RSV as well as the 90 Richebourg last mont...
by p@ulbortin
April 26th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Champagne and Burgundy at Cagen
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

TN's: Champagne and Burgundy at Cagen

Staggering!

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