TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

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#1 Post by Sean S y d n e y »

I think the keyword here is "concentrated"; the fruit quality is dense, but there's a core of savouriness, olive tapenade, crushed rose petal, and soft and broad blue and purple, even plummy - but not jammy - fruits. The structure itself is elegant, with powdery, dusty tannins rather than jagged or harsh ones. Linear and fresh but, again, tightly compacted and focused without being closed per se. This obviously has tons of mileage and potential but is surprisingly open and generous now, with classic Northern Rhône character. Delicious.
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#2 Post by Jan Janas »

Thanks for the note, Sean. I usually like my northern rhone after 5 years and this sounds like it would blossom nicely with a bit more time. Does LCBO import cellar releases or back vintages from time to time?

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#3 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng »

Thanks for the early visit; I tend not to open n. Rhone early, although I do enjoy young cdp a bit.

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#4 Post by J. D'Antonio »

Gonon is generally only available through the agent in Ontario. I don't recall the last time it was offered at the LCBO.
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I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
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#6 Post by Sean S y d n e y »

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 13th, 2021, 5:24 am Thanks for the early visit; I tend not to open n. Rhone early, although I do enjoy young cdp a bit.
Normally I would have stashed this for awhile but I read some intriguing notes on CT and had a really nice dinner that was well-suited, so it seemed appropriate. If you've got multiples, it might be fun to pop one, but certainly no rush.
Jan Janas wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:56 am Thanks for the note, Sean. I usually like my northern rhone after 5 years and this sounds like it would blossom nicely with a bit more time. Does LCBO import cellar releases or back vintages from time to time?
Definitely not! I picked this up at a restaurant doing a cellar sale - the only way to get it is to buy the current release from the importer.
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MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
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D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm
MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
What a bargain!! [rofl.gif]
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D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm
MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
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Alan Rath wrote: January 13th, 2021, 1:21 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm
MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
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But my place of sale is Connecticut, not Georgia! ;)
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MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 1:12 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm
MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:23 pm I just saw 2006 VV listed for $1,199 at Flatiron Wines in NY. I had to do a doubletake. This is getting out of hand.

https://nyc.flatiron-wines.com/products ... ignes-2006
You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
What a bargain!! [rofl.gif]
It’s really great, though! Seriously.
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Take that, Gonon. [cheers.gif]
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Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:08 pm
MikeL238 wrote: January 13th, 2021, 1:12 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:51 pm

You can have my bottle for $1,198. ;)
What a bargain!! [rofl.gif]
It’s really great, though! Seriously.
It is great. Only five or six people in the world I would drink it with.
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#14 Post by Nick Gangas »

the problem is with bottles like the VV is can I really enjoy it and will it be worth the $1K ?

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#15 Post by Curtis Chen »

Dennis Atick wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:12 pm Take that, Gonon. [cheers.gif]
Never put Alturas and Gonon in the same sentence, but I did want some 19 Alturas anyway. Kelley's approval can't hurt!

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Curtis Chen wrote: January 14th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Dennis Atick wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:12 pm Take that, Gonon. [cheers.gif]
Never put Alturas and Gonon in the same sentence, but I did want some 19 Alturas anyway. Kelley's approval can't hurt!
Hopefully during Berserker's Day?! [wow.gif]
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Curtis Chen wrote: January 14th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Dennis Atick wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:12 pm Take that, Gonon. [cheers.gif]
Never put Alturas and Gonon in the same sentence, but I did want some 19 Alturas anyway. Kelley's approval can't hurt!
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#18 Post by MikeL238 »

Got the 2019 halcon release letter just now. Wonder if I should purchase them now or wait and see till the 27th?
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MikeL238 wrote: January 14th, 2021, 7:22 pm Got the 2019 halcon release letter just now. Wonder if I should purchase them now or wait and see till the 27th?
I'm expecting a similar BD deal to last year (assorted mix of 2019s), so depending on what you want, it could be worth waiting! I just want Alturas, but I'm down to try a few others. [cheers.gif]

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#20 Post by A Rubin Stein »

I opened the 2007 Gonon last night. I believe it was my last bottle, bought on release. It was good, not as awesome as I had hoped. Looking over my past tasting notes (my last bottle was five years ago), it was more compelling in the past. I should have opened it sooner or, frankly, sold it.
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