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by Rauno E (NZ)
January 25th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 50
Views: 2025

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

Do tell please William! I do think Girardin was on an upswing for quality whites (really good '10s) but that sort of seemed to stall and I found several wines just a bit boring. Are you suggesting viticulture at Vougeraie has been a bit of a challenge since they expanded their parcels and range?
by Rauno E (NZ)
January 25th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 50
Views: 2025

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

Interesting Herwig. I actually found the '08 Carillon BBM relatively weaker in the line up (cf Referts and Perrieres that year) than surrounding vintages. There are certainly a lot of great white burgs in 2008, with a number of producers making better wines for my tastes than their '07s and '09s (et...
by Rauno E (NZ)
January 23rd, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 50
Views: 2025

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

Has anyone tried the recent Vougeraie versions?
by Rauno E (NZ)
January 23rd, 2021, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 50
Views: 2025

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

Carillon is my favourite, but as the OP has pointed out, pretty much all of the producers are great, and therefore so are the wines. I would tend to rate BBM above BM in part for that consistency (and I love the flavour profile).
by Rauno E (NZ)
January 21st, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru for Spam
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Grand Cru for Spam

Lost me at no Montrachet on offer
by Rauno E (NZ)
January 19th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

Dreadful - you have my sympathies :(. I do feel Ramonet has been a bit insulated from the opprobrium thrown at some of the other disappointing producers. Leflaive has been hauled over the coals here many times, but I feel Ramonet is at least as bad - and WORSE as they haven't really done anything to...
by Rauno E (NZ)
January 11th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 1755

Re: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?

Many of the best preserved 12+ year-old white burgundies I'm drinking at the moment have a green hue. I assumed it had to do with Sulfur compounds.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 28th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bouchard EP ... smh
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: 2019 Bouchard EP ... smh

But 2019 is the vintage of the century, so why wouldn’t you expect prices to go up to reflect that? /s
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 25th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leroy Savignys
Replies: 43
Views: 2597

Re: Leroy Savignys

I’ve had a couple of vintages of this wine. It is not (not even nearly) worth $1500.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3717

Re: Windfall wine purchase

If it were me and some windfall I wanted to celebrate with a bottle, I would probably try to get something outside my usual drinking sphere. I drink a lot of burg and rhone, so would be thinking soldera or biondi santi; unico; haut brion Blanc or something like that.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 19th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Plenty of Sauzet Batard + a few more bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: TN: Plenty of Sauzet Batard + a few more bottles

Thanks for the notes, and glad the Sauzets showed so well for you. 2000s are a treat when “on”.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 15th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8415

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

And chalk up another "win" for those to whom it's more important to be "right" than (almost) anything else. Three weeks! LOL the horror.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 12th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?
Replies: 96
Views: 4986

Re: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?

Neal, what do you think of ‘85 Lynch Bages? To me, that wine has an almost perfect streak of green, needs a good decant. Similarly (though lesser) the ‘90 PFLFL is now a beautiful wine after spending most of its life “too green”.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 11th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?
Replies: 96
Views: 4986

Re: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?

Isn’t Webster the one that has allowed irregardless? Shudder.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 11th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?
Replies: 96
Views: 4986

Re: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?

Wait, is it pronounced "Pee Ell Ell"?!? I've always gone "PLLLLLLLLL", extra ululation for a bigger pour.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 11th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Neophyte's Inquiry Of Cedric Bouchard
Replies: 18
Views: 1316

Re: A Neophyte's Inquiry Of Cedric Bouchard

For my tastes, nearly all of his wines improve with age - say 5-7 years after release (and perhaps beyond). The exceptions for me have been the much hyped Boloree and Creux d'Enfer, which I have preferred "fresh" over ~6-year old bottles.
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 10th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

That reminds me to better try some of my Blain Gagnards ;)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
December 9th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9
Replies: 80
Views: 3171

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9

And my note for some extra $$$ too, hopefully not too late. Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 1995: Nice developing colour, far from young and far from old. Really interesting on the nose, with a lot more tar, iron and sauvage characters than I would usually associate with Cabernet. Almost put me in mind...
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 30th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9
Replies: 80
Views: 3171

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9

I think I have one of those Clarendon Hills Turbo Syrahs somewhere. Time to dig it out?
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 25th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

For a minute there I thought this would be a funny thread about fake Prum "Reisling" (which I cannot recommend buying) :)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 21st, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2377

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Lol Alan, I was thinking that - wouldn’t have happened with a nice fresh one ;)! 2005 it was.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 21st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2377

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

Hudelot Malconsorts instead of Vosne village :)! This reminds me I need to have an ‘04 Beaucastel soon. Really liked the elegance cf surrounding vintages when I tried it very young.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 21st, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Montille Meursault Narvaux-Dessus
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: TN: 2014 Montille Meursault Narvaux-Dessus

Their puligny caillerets has been thrilling on and off, but not consistently good with their whites, sadly
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 20th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 64
Views: 5341

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

So... if there were more than 22 100 pointers, how did he select the top 22?
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 19th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Annual Wine Dinner
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: 2020 Annual Wine Dinner

Wa ha ha ha ha :)! Now that’s doing it properly! Great photos again Dave. As if the list of wines were not enough to cause envy. Hope you have many more great nights like that, I suppose especially once we have that trans Tasman bubble thing going. Couple of questions: was the 08 Rayas Blanc “worth ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 17th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Drouhin Clos des Mouches blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: TN: 1992 Drouhin Clos des Mouches blanc

Ha! These great notes have made me pull the 2002. Oxidised.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 16th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred (White) Burgundy or Chardonnay glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Preferred (White) Burgundy or Chardonnay glass?

Riedel - the shape for "oaked chardonnay" etc (which I also use for Chablis). There are various incarnations of that shape by Riedel, but also other manufacturers. My favourite at the moment is the Riedel Veritas which is fine, balanced, light and (so far) durable.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 13th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dujac MSD '17 and Boillot CC '11
Replies: 2
Views: 261

TN: Dujac MSD '17 and Boillot CC '11

Domaine Dujac Morey St Denis 2017 Prompted by Sean's question in another thread about whether the Dujac is drinking well, I succumbed and opened another. This is still gorgeous, but based on being much more reserved on day 2 I would wonder whether it will shut down for a little while quite soon. Bri...
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 13th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4292

Re: Musigny prices

If you take the view that ANY bottle can be worth ~US$6000 then an exceptional wine from an exceptional vineyard made in tiny quantities is probably a great candidate. Leroy, DRC, Liger Belair and Roumier shouldn't have a monopoly on ridiculous red burgundy pricing when this Faiveley is of equal or ...
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 11th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4292

Re: Musigny prices

Scarcity. And yes, from a pricing perspective Vogue has a 'disadvantage' through being high production and easy to get. When only 150 bottles a year get made (as was the case with Faiveley) it doesn't require a lot of rich people to drive the price up over $6000.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 10th, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?

Whenever i have a great Riesling I chide myself a little for not buying more. Whenever I have a great CdB white I chide myself for not being able to buy more.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 9th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chablis Ageing Question
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Chablis Ageing Question

I'm also in the "age them" camp. I prefer development. Typically 10 year minimum.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 7th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2231

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Rick - please post a note of the 1990 Dom! I have a bottle left and wondering how it's faring.
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 5th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: TN: 2009 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet

Thanks for the note. Best I go open some soon, based on that colour!
by Rauno E (NZ)
November 4th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11364

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

Sean - I had a couple of Dujac MSD Villages '17s early (being 10-12 months ago now) and they were delicious at that point. I would expect they're less open by now,
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 27th, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing in restaurant
Replies: 19
Views: 2135

Re: DRC pricing in restaurant

It's probably also about anchoring. Having a set of 4-figure bottles in the burg section makes it easier and more likely for a punter to go "$350 for the Leroy Bourgogne Rouge isn't so bad".
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 15th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Style of Liger-Belair wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Style of Liger-Belair wines

The “top” wines from reignots up are pretty special, so you might keep a bottle or two of those to try. The others you can sell with zero fomo.
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 14th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024
Replies: 23
Views: 1996

Re: Help me buy ~200 bottles of Bordeaux to drink by 2024

Hi, one of the things you may get used to here is people providing advice regardless of your actual question;). In that vein, I would recommend you get some of the whites from autres regions, specifically: 1 case each of Moreau nodet Chablis, Lamy chanteniere and Lamy en remilly. You could mix it up...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 9th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bruno Colin offer
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Bruno Colin offer

Ouch. I feel your pain. Seems like this is happening with more and more white grand crus.
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 8th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4437

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Lol! A “trend” since 2 releases ago :)!!!
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 8th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack

It's not like Lafite 2018 is some super scarce product. What wine enthusiast would rather shall out for that one magnum and book than EIGHT BOTTLES (which I think you can buy for the same sort of $)?
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild anniversary collector pack

I would hold off buying until a notable book critic has scored The Almanac...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 8th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fontaine Gagnard
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Fontaine Gagnard

From the pricing I've seen, the Grand Crus have really shot up in price from Fontaine Gagnard as well in the last couple of vintages. Generally, if back vintages are cheaper, there will tend to be a reason for that - i.e. a higher than average chance the wine is shot. Of course, Ramonet doesn't appe...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 4th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sauzet
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: 2018 Sauzet

"Lower Production" is unlikely to be meaningful / true across the board - especially with Montrachet and Chevalier being negoc wines rather than domaine. I stopped buying the GCs, particularly given Combettes is often just as good IMHO. I haven't tried any of the 2018s and probably won't f...
by Rauno E (NZ)
October 1st, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet

Great sentiments Sean, I'm delighted you had a great time with the wine. The only downside is you're going to want to scratch that itch again... and then with the Combettes... and then the Pucelles... ;)!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 28th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 102
Views: 6401

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

Yes, it pencils out. Because you come back as a tapeworm in your next life. Karma.
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 24th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burg mini surprises: Carillon and M. Colin
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: White Burg mini surprises: Carillon and M. Colin

Thanks for the notes. Good to hear the Carillon Perrieres is "to style" even in 2015!
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 19th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10cc
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: 10cc

What happened to the other eight?!?
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 18th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4700

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

Howard, with whites I agree with you on 1993s, but then I’ve really only had grand crus and virtually no village wines. I would argue 2000s were always highly regarded (cf the faint praise at the time for red siblings) but I have found many 2001s turned out brilliant
by Rauno E (NZ)
September 17th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4700

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

FWIW in relation to whites I reckon 2013s might be a real bolster. Very early days of course.

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