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by Michael Lewis
November 22nd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22473

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I think we need to keep this thread going until 2030 or so, just to be sure. (Rule of 15 and all.)
by Michael Lewis
November 19th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22473

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Of course, I am kidding. Partly.
by Michael Lewis
November 19th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22473

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I wish I could. It was rather indescribable. Seemed like Viognier that had all its pleasure sucked out by the Dementors at Azkaban. So, it is showing precisely the same as any other typical Northern Rhone white wine, then? I think that supports the view that there is nothing wrong with the Benetiere.
by Michael Lewis
October 2nd, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 18
Views: 2328

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

Will trade you as much legends as you want on a one-for-one basis for Overnoy-Houillon wines.
by Michael Lewis
September 26th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22473

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

This thread is fascinating. I will never understand why so many people are ignoring the Rule of 15 and drinking any Northern Rhone wines younger than 2004. 2004 Benetiere is sick these days, by the way. I hope to crack my first bottle of the 2015 sometime in 2030. It never ceases to amaze me that t...
by Michael Lewis
September 25th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22473

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

This thread is fascinating. I will never understand why so many people are ignoring the Rule of 15 and drinking any Northern Rhone wines younger than 2004. 2004 Benetiere is sick these days, by the way. I hope to crack my first bottle of the 2015 sometime in 2030.
by Michael Lewis
September 17th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 2011

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

it was '16 i believe, drank the bottle already though so i can't confirm. i would be surprised if '17 would be out to retailers already as weygandt usually holds back wines quite a while especially for producers like this, cecile tremblay, etc. i remember the '14s sat at astor wine for quite a whil...
by Michael Lewis
September 16th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 2011

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

same thing with overnoy, or any other hypebeast wine. most honest merchants stopped listing them online and all you will see are the highly curated sellers a la sommpicks or kogod post their wares at highway robbery rates. i bought a bottle of the current release from a small shop that gets an allo...
by Michael Lewis
September 9th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mascarello
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: Mascarello

Not exactly what you asked, but 1961 G. Mascarello Barbaresco was great recently. I have a 1961 Barolo standing up but haven't gotten to it yet.

As others have said, proper decanting after standing the bottle up for a few weeks is key.
by Michael Lewis
September 6th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22473

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I’m so tired of this story. Fu pumping his 2015 so he can later flip the 19.5 cases he bought. Yacoov denouncing the 2015 so he can pump up and hype his 2010s for a 3x multiplier. Panzer hoping to hell his stock is fine. And everyone else wondering if they can at least use the wine for Sangria. I’l...
by Michael Lewis
September 6th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1216

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

Maybe a local critter added a little something to your wine outside.
by Michael Lewis
September 6th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3858

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such. So what are the pros/cons for 2005 and 2010? Well, 2005 is a dense beast of a vintage, and I am not sure when if ever the wi...
by Michael Lewis
September 5th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3858

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such.
by Michael Lewis
August 27th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night of old/young Burgundy, unicorn N. Rhones but WOTN was the natural wine from Jura
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: A night of old/young Burgundy, unicorn N. Rhones but WOTN was the natural wine from Jura

When was it I said you'd be drinking Jura in no time? Roughly 5 years ago now?
by Michael Lewis
August 23rd, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New wine-price index from The Economist
Replies: 26
Views: 3581

Re: New wine-price index from The Economist

So you're saying it's about time for a big crash in the wine market?
by Michael Lewis
August 20th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Overnoy clarification
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Overnoy clarification

Damn Tristan, you are really digging back in the archives here.
by Michael Lewis
August 6th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: 2017 Baudry

Jay - I just got back from a low key vacation in the Loire, and was able to visit Baudry while I was there. We tasted mostly current releases but we also had the chance to taste a bottle of the 2000 Croix Boissee Blanc. It was fantastic - it aged very well and was (at least in those circumstances, s...
by Michael Lewis
July 22nd, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?

My ultimate goal is to only drink bottles sealed with wax capsules, ideally exclusively from the Jura.
by Michael Lewis
July 15th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2521

Re: Disappointing Huet

Drank a 1982 Le Haut Lieu Sec last week. What a fantastic wine (despite that not being an especially noteworthy vintage for Vouvray). Starting to get close to peak, but not quite there yet to my taste. 1945 Moelleux is just about ready if you have any of that, though. Does benefit from a couple of h...
by Michael Lewis
June 25th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2966

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Never read a more terrifying tasting note? Where has your memory gone, Jay? Stuart Yaniger on the 1993 Overnoy Poulsard (not my words, and not words I would ever write or think are okay to write, but words that were written and recorded for public consumption nonetheless): http://www.the-stupids.com...
by Michael Lewis
August 31st, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 56
Views: 2287

Re: Pet-Nat recs

Everything I ever predicted about you is coming true, Charlie. Also, as others have said, Les Capriades. Especially the cuvees that are more dry, like the Pet Sec. I don't really think of Huet Petillant or Belluard Mont Blanc Zero as Pet Nats, but those sure are great sparkling wines. Pinon makes an...
by Michael Lewis
June 28th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Most a Rose SHOULD Cost?
Replies: 107
Views: 3633

What's the Most a Rose SHOULD Cost?

I wanted to jump because it seems no one has yet mentioned $138.24. That is the widely-recognized maximum price for rose and if it is a penny more then you got a bad deal, regardless of what the wine is or anything about it.

Frankly, I can't believe none of you knew that.
by Michael Lewis
June 28th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - 2002 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 21
Views: 1049

TNR - 2002 La Mission Haut Brion

I had the 2002 La Mission last month and found it to be a very nice wine. The 1985 we drank alongside it was better and more squarely mature, but the 2002 still showed well and in my opinion better than a few other bottles of first and second growth Bordeaux we had that night from various other vint...
by Michael Lewis
June 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux
Replies: 48
Views: 1623

TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux

Also, Nathan, you are wrong about your relatively recent 2002 experience. We drank a 2002 Bourg together in 2016 at the first Southern Jeeb. I brought it, and life was good. It was still pretty young seeming, if I recall. Oh, you're right. I thought I had and relied on CellarTracker to guide me and...
by Michael Lewis
June 21st, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Reynard - 95,96,98,99. Thoughts and prayers on peak drinking windows
Replies: 31
Views: 1509

Allemand Reynard - 95,96,98,99. Thoughts and prayers on peak drinking windows

By the way, I've had corked bottles of the 1995, too. I wonder if there is a higher incidence of corked 1995s, or if we have just been unlucky.
by Michael Lewis
June 21st, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Reynard - 95,96,98,99. Thoughts and prayers on peak drinking windows
Replies: 31
Views: 1509

Allemand Reynard - 95,96,98,99. Thoughts and prayers on peak drinking windows

No, I think the last time I had that I stilled lived in NYC so it must have been with the crew there at some point. There was no Southern Jeeb last year anyway. We skipped directly from 2016 to 2018.
by Michael Lewis
June 21st, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux
Replies: 48
Views: 1623

TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux

Also, Nathan, you are wrong about your relatively recent 2002 experience. We drank a 2002 Bourg together in 2016 at the first Southern Jeeb. I brought it, and life was good. It was still pretty young seeming, if I recall.
by Michael Lewis
June 21st, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux
Replies: 48
Views: 1623

TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux

Nathan V. wrote:
c fu wrote: I wonder if anyone is actually buying it at that pricing.
That's a good question. No one I know is...
That's because you know a bunch of grumpy people like me who bought it for much less, and feel it is almost immoral to pay that much for Saumur. Even world-class Saumur.
by Michael Lewis
June 17th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vatan? On “Goliath”
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Vatan? On “Goliath”

I never understood the red, but I only tried it 3 or 4 times. Always found it a bit hard, even in vintages when it shouldn't have been. The white, on the other hand...
by Michael Lewis
June 6th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 91
Views: 7112

Your ten most influential wines

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:1989 Raffault Les Picasse - OMG what’s that smell
Poop. That smell is poop. And I definitely smelled my way through a couple of cases worth of it back in the day.
by Michael Lewis
May 27th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 59
Views: 3714

TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

c fu wrote:
R_Gilbane wrote:The fact that nobody is accounting for inflation in the past cost paid renders all arguememts invalid.
My house has gone up 400,000 in value since 2011 allemand was released!! talk about not being worth it. Oof!
So, time to get a home equity loan and buy more Allemand?
by Michael Lewis
May 27th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 59
Views: 3714

TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

I've been buying Allemand since 04 and I don't remember $69. Frank I'd have grabbed those maggies of Reynard for sure. Since I think I'm the only one who mentioned $69, you must be referring to my post above then. Bought 3 in 2012 at a CA merchant for $90 per and bought 4 in 2009 or 2010 for $54 pe...
by Michael Lewis
May 25th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 59
Views: 3714

TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Why you talking like you’re some old foggy with bottles of 95 allemand bought on release with a $5 price sticker on it. You’re a year older than I am, you aren’t some old foggy ;). Well, regardless of age, I like to be that guy with the T-shirt that says "Everything you like, I liked five years ago...
by Michael Lewis
May 25th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 59
Views: 3714

TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

I opened 2015 Chave and 2015 Allemand Reynard and poured them both into a magnum decanter together. f*ck, it was the best Hermitas I have ever had. Or Cornitage, if you prefer. But those tannins though. You need to eat a Kobe A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Flannery Debraggas Filet Ribeye blend with it just to c...
by Michael Lewis
May 24th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 59
Views: 3714

TN: 2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

I opened 2015 Chave and 2015 Allemand Reynard and poured them both into a magnum decanter together. f*ck, it was the best Hermitas I have ever had. Or Cornitage, if you prefer. But those tannins though. You need to eat a Kobe A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Flannery Debraggas Filet Ribeye blend with it just to cu...
by Michael Lewis
April 13th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Rouge - worth $80??
Replies: 64
Views: 5299

2016 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Rouge - worth $80??

Of course, there was that single bottle of 2006 Gonon Vieilles Vignes that recently went for $460 on K&L auctions. Maybe the regular bottling for $80 is not that bad by comparison?
by Michael Lewis
April 10th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Pernand Vergelesses "Ile des Vergelesses" - CdB
Replies: 12
Views: 610

2007 Pernand Vergelesses "Ile des Vergelesses" - CdB

The 2007 Corton Bressandes is where it's at in their 2007 range. It is a young brut at this stage but will eventually be a great wine.
by Michael Lewis
April 10th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 4-9-18
Replies: 35
Views: 1964

Impressions 4-9-18

i need me some oldier texier CR And so it begins.... LOL I like Texier a lot, but my bigger problem will be when Fu starts to get really into the Loire and the Jura. And based on his current palate trajectory, I think we are still about two years away from that. Plenty of time to stock up at reason...
by Michael Lewis
March 5th, 2018, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you decant Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Do you decant Champagne?

I've decanted young Cedric Bouchard wines and generally been pleased with the results over a period of say, 20 minutes to one hour. I would not suggest a wide-bottomed decanter as you will lose the bubbles more quickly. But otherwise I think it helps the wines open up a bit and could see it working ...
by Michael Lewis
March 1st, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 13934

Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

Which thread am I supposed to post on if I am 35 and married with a young kid but am totally done buying wine? I feel like I belong on the old person thread, but they won't have me.
by Michael Lewis
January 26th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets talk Savoie, well the whites anyway!
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Lets talk Savoie, well the whites anyway!

Belluard
by Michael Lewis
January 23rd, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)

We did a very similar vertical, right down to the 2002 rouge, last year in DC. We didn't have the 2004 on hand, so we substituted in the 2002 (blanc), 2013, and 2014 on a 3-for-1 basis. My impressions were shockingly similar to yours, although I thought the 2011 was much better (as others have said)...
by Michael Lewis
January 18th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Thibault Liger-Belair...
Replies: 19
Views: 1634

Tell me about Thibault Liger-Belair...

Picked up 3 bottles of 2008 Richebourg on release for $180/bottle (lucky me). Haven't tried one yet, since I assume they need a bunch more time. Anyone tasted?
by Michael Lewis
January 2nd, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
Replies: 9
Views: 336

TN: 2002 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)

When would be a good time to open the 2005 Cot? I have two bottles in the cellar.
by Michael Lewis
January 1st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: RARE GEMS FS: Liger-Belair La Romanée, Truchot CDLR, Mouton
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

FS: 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée

What's wrong with my offer? It's much easier - I live within walking distance. No plane flight required. You don't even need to hop in a cab.
by Michael Lewis
December 29th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: RARE GEMS FS: Liger-Belair La Romanée, Truchot CDLR, Mouton
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

FS: 2002 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée

How about I just come over and you open it? I'll roast a chicken.
by Michael Lewis
December 27th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 v 2006 Allemand Reynard
Replies: 45
Views: 1757

2005 v 2006 Allemand Reynard

When did he incorporate the Verset vines? For the life of me, I can't remember. Well Verset sold different parcels over a period of time from 2000-2003, and then made his last official vintage with what remained in 2005 or 2006. I can't remember exactly when Allemand acquired his vines from Verset,...
by Michael Lewis
December 27th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 v 2006 Allemand Reynard
Replies: 45
Views: 1757

2005 v 2006 Allemand Reynard

While I generally agree that there was no fundamental change in winemaking by Allemand circa 2004, I will give Charlie a bit of help here by mentioning that I had heard (and this is just rumor, not a fact) that he bought new barrels for the 2001 vintage (perhaps not replacing everything, but maybe ...
by Michael Lewis
December 27th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 v 2006 Allemand Reynard
Replies: 45
Views: 1757

2005 v 2006 Allemand Reynard

While I generally agree that there was no fundamental change in winemaking by Allemand circa 2004, I will give Charlie a bit of help here by mentioning that I had heard (and this is just rumor, not a fact) that he bought new barrels for the 2001 vintage (perhaps not replacing everything, but maybe j...

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