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by brodie thomson
June 25th, 2011, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Delas Hermitage Les Bessards
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: 1999 Delas Hermitage Les Bessards

Audozed for only about 30 minutes. Licorice/tar on nose, cassis and black fruits on palate. Very smooth, resolved tannins. Surprised a wine of this lifespan so open with short air time. Long finish. Wow. With grilled chicken [welldone.gif] Thanks Mark , sounds nice, I have a 6 pack of this yet to o...
by brodie thomson
June 25th, 2011, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Faiveley Charmes-Chambertin
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: TN: 1992 Faiveley Charmes-Chambertin

Wish I had some Faiveley's of this age, sounds great. BTW had the 09 Clos des Cortons Fiaveley last night, not bad. Have the 09's arrived in Aussie? Hi Mike - yep, just got some Faiveley delivered to my unit from Caros last week. Also got the GC Cazetiers and the Beaune Baby Jesus. You did not leav...
by brodie thomson
June 21st, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question re Wine order in a Riesling tasting?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Question re Wine order in a Riesling tasting?

Rick - I would recommend going from driest to sweetest. If you go the other way around, the dry wines can taste like battery acid after the spatlese and ausleses. After arranging by sweetness, go from older to younger within a dryness level.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
June 21st, 2011, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Il Poggione Brunello
Replies: 0
Views: 186

2004 Il Poggione Brunello

Drank half the bottle on Saturday the rest tonight. Lovely mid red colour, restrained floral nose, lovely palate of crunchy red fruits, with some earthy elements. Clean finish with nice balance of tannins, acid and fruit. Drinking remarkably well and very approachable, I am sure it will develop but ...
by brodie thomson
June 20th, 2011, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Twist on Transcendent Top 5 - Calling all BURGserkers
Replies: 24
Views: 1104

Re: A Twist on Transcendent Top 5 - Calling all BURGserkers

A trio of CM's

B Clavelier CM Comde d'Orveau, Mugnier CM Les Fuees and Roumier CM Les Cras

All wonderful elegant precise wine for me.
by brodie thomson
June 20th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia

JKim wrote:Did you go to Taft Point? One of my favorite places in Yosemite and an easy 1 hr hike.
Joe - Taft Point trail was buried under 6 ft of snow. We tried and gave up. Still a lot of snow on Glacier Point Rd.

cheers
Brodie
by brodie thomson
June 20th, 2011, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia

Great list. Certainly after a long day of hiking there, wine always tasted a little better for me. Brodie, if you're going, you'll adore New Zealand--Yosemite is the only place that compares. I want to do the Milton Track at some point and did do Fox Glacier and Abel Tasman, which were wonderful. M...
by brodie thomson
June 19th, 2011, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cabernet offline in Melbourne
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Cabernet offline in Melbourne

Melb East Offline at Le Petit Bourgeois - June 2011 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 1998 Blackish ruby colour. Sweet cassis fruit, quite powerful and as usual, an oddity for the region. Will develop well, a bit young now. Sanjay - I love the fact that the YY No.1 is still youthful after 11 years. I have...
by brodie thomson
June 19th, 2011, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia

Jeremy Holmes wrote:Crikey Brodie, you would have needed a team of Sherpas to help lug the wine around!
Jeremy - in the USA the correct term for a sherpa is a "Ford Explorer". It carries both people and wine without too many complaints.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
June 19th, 2011, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia

Did you do Half Dome? Dan - not with 5 kids who spent a lot of time complaining! We did 5-8 mile hikes like Panorama and Mist Trail. Nothing more than about 6 hours per day. Leaves enough time to cook a good meal and have a few bottles!. Brodie Brodie - great list of bottles, and it sounds like you...
by brodie thomson
June 19th, 2011, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia

dteng wrote:Did you do Half Dome?
Dan - not with 5 kids who spent a lot of time complaining! We did 5-8 mile hikes like Panorama and Mist Trail. Nothing more than about 6 hours per day. Leaves enough time to cook a good meal and have a few bottles!. Brodie
by brodie thomson
June 19th, 2011, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia
Replies: 19
Views: 714

drinking (and hiking) in Yosemite/Sequoia

Had a ten day hiking holiday in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Here is a list of what we managed to drink (4 adults). No real notes just impressions. We described ourselves as drinkers with a hiking problem. It was a great trip and every respect. Champagnes: Laurent Perrier 2004 –good Nicolas ...
by brodie thomson
June 17th, 2011, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rare Moose In The Spotlight
Replies: 37
Views: 2548

Re: Rare Moose In The Spotlight

Jeremy - wow and thanks for the notes. Amazing wines

Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 29th, 2011, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Marcarini Barolo Brunate
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2004 Marcarini Barolo Brunate

Chris, thanks for the note, I love Macarini too. I will keep mine longer as I like them with more bottle age.

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 26th, 2011, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink with 00 DRC La Tache with notes
Replies: 41
Views: 974

Re: What to drink with 00 DRC La Tache

Mike - i am officially jealous! I would go with the Roumier or the Mugnier. Let us know how it goes

Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 25th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Armand Rousseau Visit
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Armand Rousseau Visit

Thanks Jeremy - looks forward to tasting them one of these decades!

Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 21st, 2011, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos de Ruchottes
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: TN: 1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos de Ruchottes

Hi Mike - thanks for the note, sounds great.

Like Jeremy I noticed the change in avatar, figured it had to be a Kakapo. A Kea next perhaps?

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 19th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chambertin & Clos de Beze on Monday
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Chambertin & Clos de Beze on Monday

A very nice line up... surely you are not building up to greater things for later in the week? BTW the Ponsot sounds the best to me. hanks for the notes. Cheers Mike Hi Mike, actually the wine group I am in here in Houston meets on Mondays, so quite often I drink the best wines of the week on Monda...
by brodie thomson
May 19th, 2011, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chambertin & Clos de Beze on Monday
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Chambertin & Clos de Beze on Monday

Another very enjoyable Monday night tasting of 2 Chambertins and 5 Clos de Beze with two white burgs to start and a couple of surprise “afters”. Whites: 2004 Bouchard Corton Charlemagne: pale yellow, nice nutty citrusy nose. Rich and ripe and very concentrated. Nice oak treatment which enhances the ...
by brodie thomson
May 18th, 2011, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2000 Bordeaux are you enjoying now?
Replies: 23
Views: 929

Re: What 2000 Bordeaux are you enjoying now?

Hi Mike - we just had a tasting last week of 12 of them. The most ready to drink was the d'Issan.

cheers Brodie

http://www.wineberserkers.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46617
by brodie thomson
May 18th, 2011, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux x 12 (+1)
Replies: 2
Views: 297

2000 Bordeaux x 12 (+1)

Monday night with 12 classed growths (well mostly classed growths) from the 2000 vintage to see how they are progressing. This was a lot of fun and showed the 2000 vintage very well. 2000 Yquem was added to finish. 2000 Gruard Larose: Dark red, herbal nose with earthy tones, bright fruit, firm tanni...
by brodie thomson
May 10th, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: TN: 1999 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Hi Mike - nice to see you posting a non burg note! [welldone.gif] Glad you liked the Sandrone, a "enlightened modernist" perhaps but makes beautiful ageworthy wines. One of my favourite barolo makers.

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 2nd, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMFG: an evening of wines to die for
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: OMFG: an evening of wines to die for

Faack Brodie, that's my dream tasting..........thanks for reminding me how ordinary I am. Steve - it was a dream tasting and not ordinary thats for sure. I kept asking myself - "how did I manage to get an invite".... My regular wine world does not look anything like this line up. The host has the b...
by brodie thomson
May 2nd, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMFG: an evening of wines to die for
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: OMFG: an evening of wines to die for

Mike During wrote:Mixing in the right circles... and you want to come back to NZ. rolleyes
Hi Mike - yes, still planning to come back! In fact will be back at the end of July, hope you will be around....

Brodie
by brodie thomson
May 2nd, 2011, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMFG: an evening of wines to die for
Replies: 7
Views: 652

OMFG: an evening of wines to die for

A very (and I mean very) generous friend and his wife hosted a wine dinner for 14 people at his house. All the wines were from his cellar. These are wines I dream about (and read about) but never actuallly get to drink myself. What an honour. No spitting, no scoring just endless smiles and lots of s...
by brodie thomson
May 2nd, 2011, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Felton Road Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: TN: 1998 Felton Road Pinot Noir

Jeremy - what did you keep this wine so long? Science experiment? Lost bottle?

As a patriotic Kiwi who likes some pinots, I still would only recommend cellaring NZ pinots 6-8 years after vintage. 13 years very long in the tooth I reckon.

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
April 21st, 2011, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congrats Kent Comley
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Congrats Kent Comley

Kent - warmest congrats....

Brodie
by brodie thomson
March 25th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine in Australia - anything worth dragging back here?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Buying wine in Australia - anything worth dragging back here?

Wendouree makes awful formulaic high alcohol, over oaked, over extracted fruit bombs that fall over in the cellar after 18 months. Please never ever buy or taste these wines or mention them on a wine board either.

Thanks for your cooperation and support!

Brodie
by brodie thomson
February 22nd, 2011, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 J-F Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: TN: 2008 J-F Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny

Jeremy - thanks, sounds very nice. I bought a few of these and will look foward to trying them in a few years years time.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
February 22nd, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Albino Rocca Barbaresco - BBOTY
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: TN: 2007 Albino Rocca Barbaresco - BBOTY

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote:I guess that makes the US$35 or so asking price a pretty good deal
Clayton - don't forget the much loved WET (Wine Equalization Tax) that Aussies enjoy on top of of GST (Sales Tax). Only a mere additional 42% on top!!!!!

Buying foreign wine in Aust is painful at any level

Brodie
by brodie thomson
February 12th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgs, Italians, Bretty Bordeaux, Old Huet
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Burgs, Italians, Bretty Bordeaux, Old Huet

Hi Jeremy - thanks for the posting on a great list of wines. Got a real laugh of your description of the brett in the 1982 Montrose.

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
February 10th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grange - When does the drinking window start?
Replies: 43
Views: 1271

Re: Grange - When does the drinking window start?

Brodie, I am beyond saving... Alan's question was a good one, what would you think compares to Grange? Mike - I promise I will not try to "save" you. I would defer to the Aussies on the look alike as my Aussie data points are about 10 yrs out of date. The Jim Barry Armagh was supposedly made in a G...
by brodie thomson
February 10th, 2011, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grange - When does the drinking window start?
Replies: 43
Views: 1271

Re: Grange - When does the drinking window start?

Kent, "used to" is my point. I am disappointed, you a kiwi liking Grange [smileyvault-ban.gif] Mike - I like Grange too, so leave Kent alone. neener I also agree with Kent on Grange. I like a wide range of wine styles including Penfolds wines. Knowing your palate and preferences, you position does ...
by brodie thomson
February 9th, 2011, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 G Conterno Barolo Riserva
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: 1971 G Conterno Barolo Riserva

Kent Comley wrote:Sounds devine Brodie - I wish I could teleport my cellar forward 30 years and experience such highs of aged Barolo.
Hi Kent - hope all is well in Coonawarra.

Very lucky to know some people here who have these older wines and are willing to share them. I am not complaining!

cheers Brodie
by brodie thomson
February 9th, 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 G Conterno Barolo Riserva
Replies: 3
Views: 239

1971 G Conterno Barolo Riserva

Label pretty much gone, but color was good medium red with slight bricking at edge. Complex 3D nose of wet earth and fresh flowers. Lovely silky palate, just beautiful with great intensity, length and balance. A complete wine in every respect. Excellent close to perfection for me. Second bottle I ha...
by brodie thomson
February 9th, 2011, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grange - When does the drinking window start?
Replies: 43
Views: 1271

Re: Grange - When does the drinking window start?

Jay, the very top vintages improve and get better for up to 30 years. Lesser years (merely very good typically) are ready to drink after 15 years. Grange has an amazing ability to "hold" for a long time after it reaches is drinking window. 1997 is the weakest vintage of the three and could be tried ...
by brodie thomson
January 30th, 2011, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife's 40th, need help with recommendations from 1971
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Wife's 40th, need help with recommendations from 1971

1971 Barolo should be a fine drink ... if you can find a well stored bottle. This looks like a potential winner ... had good luck with this vendor and producer from this vintage - no affiliation ... 1971 Ceretto Barolo Brunate Vigneto Zonchetta - $190.50 http://www.aabalat.com/stores/item.cfm/store...
by brodie thomson
January 27th, 2011, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corton rouges tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Corton rouges tasting

Yes... I wouldn't have expected any of these to have "mellowed." 95, 96, 98 are bruiser vintages to start with. Surprised a bit that the Senard is showing well at 5. I have some, but hope to look into tasting them in aother 10-12 years. Stuart - the long aging of Corton is well known , even if I ha...
by brodie thomson
January 26th, 2011, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1998 Giacosa Barbaresco normale
Replies: 1
Views: 120

1998 Giacosa Barbaresco normale

had this two weeks ago at an Nebbiolo/Sangiovese tasting. 1998 B. Giacosa Barbaresco Beautiful floral nose, med red color, bright crunchy red fruits on the palate, smooth tannins, nice balanced acidity and a long finish. Just a beautiful wonderful wine and drinking very well. Yum! Easily wine of the...
by brodie thomson
January 26th, 2011, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corton rouges tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Corton rouges tasting

Ambroise Corton Rognet - 1995/1996/1997/1998 : All big burly large scaled wines. 1995 was the most elegant of the 4 on a relative scale. 1997 was weakest and seemed to be losing fruit. The 1998 was more approachable and the 1996 was still a bit of a monster with lots of fruit,extract and tannins. N...
by brodie thomson
January 26th, 2011, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Burgundy, What Have You Purchased...
Replies: 163
Views: 6994

Re: 2009 Burgundy, What Have You Purchased...

Nick Ryan wrote:Anyone knows of a reliable Bachelet source in the US ping me... :)
Sorry Nick, cant' help as both Mike and I buy our burgs in NZ.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
January 26th, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Burgundy, What Have You Purchased...
Replies: 163
Views: 6994

Re: 2009 Burgundy, What Have You Purchased...

I will not go anywhere as deep as I did with 05, simply do not have the cellar space, or dollars. Still bought some Bouchard, Faiveley, Gouges (first since 05), Comte Armand, Bruno Clavelier, Hudelot-Noellet, F Esmonin, and have the likes of DRC, Comte Liger-Belair, Rousseau, Mugnier, Bachelet, Syl...
by brodie thomson
July 11th, 2010, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgs and others with Mike During
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Burgs and others with Mike During

Hi Brodie, Thanks for posting the notes. Been in Auckland all week and being a little busy, had not got around to looking at the BB. It was a fun lunch which I look forwards to doing again on your next visit back. Cheers Mike Mike - just got back from our holiday in Malaysia. It was a memorable lun...
by brodie thomson
June 21st, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgs and others with Mike During
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Burgs and others with Mike During

Todd F r e n c h wrote:What a fantastic first post, Brodie!

Thank you!
Todd - kind of easy to do when you have very generous hosts who keep opening more and more wonderful wines! This took the meaning of a "long lunch" to new levels.I was the first to leave at 7pm.

Brodie
by brodie thomson
June 21st, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgs and others with Mike During
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Burgs and others with Mike During

A late long lunch in New Zealand with Mike During, Cathy and some other wine enthusiasts. A great afternoon and lots and lots of wonderful wines. Thanks Mike! [welldone.gif] 1999 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc: fresh bright with lemony and citrus fruit. Tastes young without much 2ndry development, delicio...

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