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by Matthew King
September 24th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burg mini surprises: Carillon and M. Colin
Replies: 4
Views: 266

White Burg mini surprises: Carillon and M. Colin

Just a brief note on two wines opened this past week that I am entirely smitten with. These wines both came out of nowhere and grabbed me by the scruff and demanded my attention. 2015 Domaine Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières Man is this chalky and dry. Nothing round and fat,...
by Matthew King
September 22nd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple of fancy-schmancy PN's: Ceritas, Patricia Green, Failla
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Couple of fancy-schmancy PN's: Ceritas, Patricia Green, Failla

I find that Ceritas Pinots need a year or two after release to mellow out and lose that nervy, steely edge.
by Matthew King
September 12th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Chris V. wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 10:30 am
Hubert Lignier
Yes! A Lignier 01 MSD VV (baby CdlR) more than held its own with an 01 Dujac CdlR drunk side by side last year...
by Matthew King
September 12th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

I’ve always enjoyed the 01 Mugneret Gibourg wines. The CV is sublime right now.

But that’s like saying you like vintage Porsches or Hermès! No surprise.
by Matthew King
September 5th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4189

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

I do think that certain producers just killed it in '08. Dujac's top wines are brilliant. So is Ponsot's Clos de la Roche. I've enjoyed Chevillon's top wines. Etc etc. 08 Rousseau Chambertin and CSJ are open and youthful as one would expect. The 08 Rousseau Ruchottes is drinking excellently now as ...
by Matthew King
September 4th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 97
Views: 5453

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Thanks everyone, especially those with notes about how things have or haven't changed. So often, when new wine collectors ask for advice about what to buy or cellar, they hear "be careful, your tastes may change," which is absolutely true, but that just touches the surface of how things can change ...
by Matthew King
August 31st, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine du Pelican Savagnin Arbois "Ouille" (France, Jura, Arbois)
Replies: 19
Views: 849

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine du Pelican Savagnin Arbois "Ouille" (France, Jura, Arbois)

Has the winemaking changed much since the first couple of vintages? I found them to be almost 'sterile' in comparison to a lot of the other jura wines I was drinking 5 years ago (puffeney, tournelle, gahier, bourdy). While I remember them being tasty, they were more expensive than their counterpart...
by Matthew King
August 28th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2649

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

To paraphrase the great poet Robert Frost:

Good Dujacs make good neighbors!
by Matthew King
August 20th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trio of aged Ramonet GCs
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: TN: Trio of aged Ramonet GCs

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 5:29 pm
I gave my Coravin away.
Bless you sir.

I may burn my candles at both ends, but ah what a bright light!
by Matthew King
August 16th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine
Replies: 31
Views: 1074

Re: Opinions on the 325 CE vintage? World's oldest bottle of wine

Anton D wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 11:07 am
Craig G wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 9:35 am
Decant or slow-ox?
Stand it up for twenty years, then pop and pour.
That’s funny!
by Matthew King
August 15th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 33
Views: 1609

Re: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

By chance I opened up the 12 last night. A touch foursquare when opened but unfurled a bit after four hours in decanter. Begging for 5 more years of slumber.

These are NSGs made by a Chambolle master. Cherry and a touch of smoke is how I’d describe the Marechale.
by Matthew King
August 14th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two white burgs and a ringer
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Two white burgs and a ringer

Lamy is creeping up in price. But his St Aubins still represent some of the best value in white Burgundy. Very consistent and unfussy wines.
by Matthew King
August 7th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Pinot Blanc fans here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1716

Re: Any Pinot Blanc fans here?

Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne La Boloree.

100% Pinot Blanc Champagne!
by Matthew King
August 7th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine d'Auvenay's Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Domaine d'Auvenay's Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

William: I really dig your “show, don’t tell” journalism here. You may have been on a guided tour, but there’s a hidden camera quality about these posts that I find engrossing. I keep waiting for some functionary to pop out of the bushes and shoo you away! I love that common people, not just esteeme...
by Matthew King
August 5th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?
Replies: 50
Views: 1990

Re: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?

[worship.gif] Ok now we’re talking! None of this scallops and butter or shucked oysters. Too obvious!

But homemade chicken/bacon fat jam for the win! I can imagine that spread on a quality baguette with a glass of Lamy St. Aubin.

I bow down to you sir.

As usual, all roads lead back to bacon.
by Matthew King
August 5th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?
Replies: 50
Views: 1990

Re: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?

C’mon folks this is no fun at all. neener Where are all the ABC peeps? Where are my hipster Somms? I feel like Adam in the “dry” Riesling thread. Surely there must be others who find Chardonnay “generally” boring with food vis a vis other white varieties. Seriously, thanks for input and I’m glad you...
by Matthew King
August 4th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?
Replies: 50
Views: 1990

Chardonnay - why so hard to pair with food?

I do all the meal planning, prep and cooking in my home. That's a good thing because I can control all the wine/food pairings. Typically, I will usually decide what I feel like drinking and then plan a meal around that choice. The challenge I have is that I like white Burgundy -- a lot -- but I find...
by Matthew King
July 29th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5152

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the ...
by Matthew King
July 28th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Mummy wines on K&L auction site

Perhaps consider making a suggestion to K&L that they change their policies, unless you think they read this board (WineBid does). Gathering opinions from people here ain’t gonna change squat. I am planning to do that. Just wanted to get some feedback from the inmates here to see if I was missing a...
by Matthew King
July 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Mummy wines on K&L auction site

Why even include the suspect bottle in the sale? This looks like aged Sauternes to me. It’s simply not correct for Chablis, even decades old.

It’s not a matter of a semi knowledgeable bidder “taking a flyer.” There’s no chance of it being sound, even if one’s tastes run to necrophilia...
by Matthew King
July 28th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mummy wines on K&L auction site
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Mummy wines on K&L auction site

This is a photo of a lot being sold on the K&L auction site this afternoon. I guess it’s truly “buyer beware” in The Wild West of Online Wine Auctions. There’s no mention of the mummy-like appearance of the bottle on far right. Do you think just showing that image is enough of a disclosure? 7ABD45A8...
by Matthew King
July 28th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3224

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

blahblah Let’s see how good he really is!

Watch him try to sell people on the Clippers, one of the all-time underperforming professional sports franchises.
by Matthew King
July 24th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Telltale Characteristics of Top Vineyards in Chablis
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Telltale Characteristics of Top Vineyards in Chablis

Hmmmm ... the map never lies, does it? [cheers.gif]

Your take is spot-on as usual, William.

Let me ask you this then: What makes Clos the undisputed heavyweight champ of Chablis?
by Matthew King
July 24th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over
Replies: 113
Views: 6102

Re: Article: The era of grower Champagnes is over

Jacquesson’s Jean-Hervé Chiquet argues that in the grower world there is a ‘super top ten’, and beyond that just a few dozen who are successful. “I will be generous and say there are 150 great growers, but there are more than 4,000 making wine the way the laboratory tells them to make it, and the q...
by Matthew King
July 24th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Thanks! I spoke to her about Mission 2-3 months ago and had almost forgotten about it, until yesterday all of a sudden I noticed an uptick in online sales at the regular price (so not Berserkers or people who follow the wines on Instagram, I took it). After Googling it I found the article. It's alm...
by Matthew King
July 24th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Telltale Characteristics of Top Vineyards in Chablis
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Telltale Characteristics of Top Vineyards in Chablis

I’m crowdsourcing collective wisdom here on what differentiates various 1er and GC plots in Chablis. I can usually tell you a wine is from Chablis and if it’s from a lean or more solar year. But i’m humble enough to admit my palate isn’t calibrated highly enough to pick out, say, a Vaillons vs. a Mo...
by Matthew King
July 19th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thanks for note Jeremy.

I just received small parcel of village bottling in 375s. I hope my training-wheels version shows at least half as well as your glorious impression!

A Barolo for Burg lovers ...
by Matthew King
July 18th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10202

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

alan weinberg wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 12:17 pm
William Kelley wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 8:31 am
reading this helped me get through my biannual visit to the dentist
it wouldn’t be that difficult if you went semiannually like the rest of us instead of biannually! What would your mother think?
He's a Brit, what do you want?
He's probably doing better than most ... neener
by Matthew King
July 16th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley Volnay
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley Volnay

These are excellent wines. Supple and giving at an early age. The two Bourgogne bottlings, which are sourced from vines in Volnay, are a great value as well. Lots of fruit and lots of easy-going pleasure ...
by Matthew King
July 15th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Domaine
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: TN: 2016 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Domaine

Andrew:

I appreciate these honest assessments. There are a lot of Bouchard value play comments about their upper end whites, so it’s useful data point.
by Matthew King
July 9th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir in the Loire?
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Pinot Noir in the Loire?

I always find it fascinating how many people look for value Pinot all over the world but not the Cotes Chalonnaise. As for the immediate question, the best Rose I have had was a Sancerre from Cotat. I always find it fascinating how people like to thread drift. [wink.gif] Don't I get points for disc...
by Matthew King
July 9th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir in the Loire?
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Pinot Noir in the Loire?

Howard Cooper wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 9:00 am
I always find it fascinating how many people look for value Pinot all over the world but not the Cotes Chalonnaise.

As for the immediate question, the best Rose I have had was a Sancerre from Cotat.
I always find it fascinating how people like to thread drift. [wink.gif]
by Matthew King
July 8th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir in the Loire?
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Pinot Noir in the Loire?

Question for the Loire freaks:

Which producers make the most compelling versions? And what qualities make them stand out?

I haven’t tried one in years. I recall them being somewhat grapey. Have things changed? TIA.
by Matthew King
July 8th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2124

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Henry Liu wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 7:38 am
I've combined my reds and whites

1- Chambolle
2- Gevrey
3- Vosne
4- Chassagne
5- Savigny

This was a useful exercise. The Chambolle was a bit of a shocker since I didn't realize how many I had.
It’s a good problem to have!
by Matthew King
July 6th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chevalier-Montrachet
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chevalier-Montrachet

Drinking great wine on vacation is heaven.
by Matthew King
July 4th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques

I too love opening up early bottles of Rousseau. So generous. That texture!

Never mind. I love opening any bottle of Rousseau at any time of its life span.
by Matthew King
July 3rd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1853

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Max K wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 10:22 am
Christian Moreau
Moreau-Naudet
Antoine Jobard
Duroché
Domaine Leflaive
Humbert Frères
Trapet
Ghislaine Barthod
Louis Boillot
Harmand-Geoffrey
The now defunct Domaine David Clark?
Barthod has made a Bourgogne Blanc in the past
by Matthew King
July 3rd, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1853

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 5:59 am
I move to ban William from this thread.
I know! Total buzzkill. [truce.gif]

I’m gonna stump him though. How about Cecile Tremblay?
by Matthew King
July 2nd, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1853

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Greg K wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:47 pm
Has Rousseau made a white? I don’t recall one.
They make some oddball Bourgogne Blanc I believe out of Chardonnay, Aligoté and Pinot Blanc I believe ...not widely available obviously

https://winehog.org/the-other-mysteriou ... eau-24214/
by Matthew King
June 30th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: In conversation: Ted Lemon and David Hirsch

Thanks for posting, Matthew, Interesting conversation. Back in the day I tried some Hirsch: the 2010 San Andreas Fault, if I recall. I wasn't wowed by it and at the price point at that time was hoping to be. Solid wine, but a little foursquare and heavy on the palate. But maybe I opened to soon? (D...
by Matthew King
June 30th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch
Replies: 3
Views: 337

In conversation: Sonoma Coast pioneers Ted Lemon and David Hirsch

A lot of shrewd winemakers are brand-building and keeping consumers engaged by hosting Zoom talks during the pandemic. Here's a recap of a recent one I attended. David Hirsch's vineyard on the Sonoma Coast provides the grapes for my favorite pinots in CA. The wines are velvety, spicy and on the masc...
by Matthew King
June 29th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: TN: 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard

The story behind the wine is often as important as what’s in the glass. Real friendship and warm memories sustain us.
by Matthew King
June 23rd, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1677

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Is this a good sleeper vintage to buy for consumption today, provided you know your targets? If you like Burgundy on the riper side, it could be. Even good producers made wines that are.......not subtle. We had a 2003 Rousseau Mazy in February and while it was a good wine, it was definitely a big, ...
by Matthew King
June 22nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1677

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I had a Jadot CM Fuees last week that was delicious ... if you like Sonoma Coast pinot!

I was shocked at how young the wine presented. No terroir at all so a real mind-blower when revealed after blind tasting.
by Matthew King
June 21st, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3316

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

I had rodents chew through foil capsules in a former home.

Not the most appetizing look when you serve the bottles months/years later.
by Matthew King
June 20th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?

A.Gillette wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 6:40 pm
You can drink the village wines now. Vogue/Mugnier chambolle both showing incredibly well.
A
Mugnier Marechale this week was also good to go.
by Matthew King
June 20th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhône white wines
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Re: Rhône white wines

I think these wines are an acquired taste, especially aged bottles. When I do get itch for these types of wines I do like Jamet’s CDR Blanc. It has great weight, floral aromatics and juicy white peach fruit without the squishy/muskmelon/lanolin notes I often get from other Rhône whites. I drink it y...

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