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by Jayson Cohen
February 27th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Benoit Courault - "Les Tabeneaux" (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou)
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: TN: 2016 Benoit Courault - "Les Tabeneaux" (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou)

I tried really hard to like this and also the 2016 Guinechiens (white from old vines) given the recommendations I’ve received from multiple folks I respect. But I don’t get it. The red was a single pour. The white I followed over days. I chalk it up to — these hit someone’s sweet spot, just not mine...
by Jayson Cohen
February 25th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: TN: 1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 3:45 pm
I can remember when the Rosado wasn't a thing.
The Rosado was always a thing. It’s just most people didn’t know about it, and it was cheap.
by Jayson Cohen
February 25th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 52
Views: 2681

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Thank you for all the nice comments. I drink wine since 1970 (when I bought a house which had a cellar, giving a motivation to fill it), and I drink old wines since 1975. I have a data base only since 2000 which means that I have no notes on 25 years of consumption of old wines. Anyway, I have toda...
by Jayson Cohen
February 24th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 47
Views: 1220

Re: Anything good from '81?

Krug is fantastic. One wine which has not been mentioned is Haut-Brion 1981 which is very great. And if you can think of it, Romanée Conti 1981 is a magnificent wine that I drank two times (the other 1981 DRC drunk 9 times were great too). To be sure, go to Vega Sicilia Unico, and Châteauneuf du Pa...
by Jayson Cohen
February 24th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 47
Views: 1220

Re: Anything good from '81?

Hal Blumberg wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 6:03 pm
1981 was a truly special vintage on Rioja. As mentioned above, Lopez de Heredia Tosconia and Bosconia are terrific. I'd also include the Prado Enea.

Cheers,

Hal
Also maybe the last great Viña Real Gran Reserva. (We’ll see.)
by Jayson Cohen
February 24th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 47
Views: 1220

Re: Anything good from '81?

It’s a great Rioja vintage in red and white.

And there are many good red Bordeaux for relatively reasonable prices still in comparison to other vintages. I particularly like ‘81 Graves.
by Jayson Cohen
February 23rd, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1044
Views: 70445

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2014 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (2/22/2020) First bottle of four. 80% Chard / 20% Pinot Noir. Opened this last night, finishing today. There is evident structure here, and the dosage that I notice in the 2013 seems well integrat...
by Jayson Cohen
February 23rd, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Craig G wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 10:28 am
Emmanuel Menger wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 10:15 am
To the extent you criticize the wines. Not the man. Do you know him personally ? Presumably no. Hence every ad hominem critic is null and void.
Don criticized what Morey said, and then said he could have no respect for Morey because of it. There is no ad hominem there.
This.
by Jayson Cohen
February 23rd, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Searching for “aged” wines
Replies: 37
Views: 1149

Re: Searching for “aged” wines

If you need an absolute guarantee on older bottles (and I don’t know any store except Chambers that gives that for secondary market wines), you should look for library / ex-cellar releases. Steve Edmunds will do this on occasion. You may also be able to contact wineries directly to try to convince t...
by Jayson Cohen
February 23rd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

I'm sorry, but it is very hard for me to have any respect for the man after hearing these garbage excuses. His excuses are even worse than when Anne Claude was serving clearly oxidized bottles of Leflaive whites at the Paulee and claiming that they weren't oxidized when people commented that the wi...
by Jayson Cohen
February 22nd, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 77
Views: 4658

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Chenin Blanc, particularly Huet Vouvray. All 3 vineyards produce brilliant wines in all manner of sweetness, which age spectacularly. +1 on this. I’m drinking a 16 Le Mont Sec right now, and it is a show stopper. This is like Dauvissat/Raveneau level good, and it set me back around $40. As others h...
by Jayson Cohen
February 22nd, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 62
Views: 2114

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Re: provenance and bottle condition, I have had much better luck on average with Bordeaux from the late sixties through 71 than Piedmont from the same period, a fact which takes on more weight because a lot of the Piedmont wines were supposedly sourced from good cellars in Italy and brought over rec...
by Jayson Cohen
February 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: Krug 164, Harmand Geoffroy
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Recent TNs: Krug 164, Harmand Geoffroy

Yeah I think all of the 08s are starting to shut down; time to put away for a few years. I think you are right - a lot are shutting down or shut down. Luckily if you like young Champagne, there is a lot to like from 09 and the 12-16 stretch. (As with the 164 around release, I was surprised by how m...
by Jayson Cohen
February 22nd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 63
Views: 4771

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

Where is this from? Ah, Skurnik. +1 It may not have been nasty, and hopefully wasn't, but it would be a bizarre way to end amicably a long-term relationship of the sort involved here. All evidence suggests that it wasn't amicable. In the end, I don't know that it matters, other than it's a shame an...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 63
Views: 4771

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

1997 Donnhoff Kronheim label. What I had readily available at home. 024AACB3-1993-4B03-A36F-E0A3EBD31279.jpeg OK, so then 1998. I know it was sometime in the late 1990s. I have a lot of heat damaged wines that were handled by Kronheim. Skurnik has always been pristine. Same. Off the top of my head,...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Following on from the idea that measuring free SO2 gives some information, but is likely not the whole story, is there any strong evidence that browning the must changes the redox potential of and/or stabilizes the wine in a way that might also change conventional wisdom on how much free SO2 might b...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 63
Views: 4771

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

No doubt, Terry and the availability of his wines at reasonable pricing in the late 90s are the reason I started buying and drinking German and Austrian wines and (grower) Champagnes early in my wine obsession. I’ve had so many profound wines from so many of his growers over the years. I owe him a r...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 63
Views: 4771

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

1997 Donnhoff Kronheim label. What I had readily available at home.
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by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

I read Jayson's post to mean that it's effectively impossible to develop real statistics, which makes generalizations hard, but in the mean time anecdotal data (such as Don's reports) are extremely valuable. Unless you're suggesting taking Don's results as conclusive data (which Don clearly is not)...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers
Replies: 174
Views: 7029

Re: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers

Funny this old thread got resurrected, as I was thinking about this after seeing Mike Evans post here recently. My path is simliar to the ones that he and Brad Kane posted. AOL around 1994 (Enophile) CompuServe around 1995 Some WLDG and a lot of WCWN from around 1998-2006 Occasional Squires (pre-Pa...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2580

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

It would be so interesting to see a set of photos by date of the different growers’ vines over the course of a growing season.

Winehog’s site is very informative on plot ownership, assuming its accurate.
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Without real stats and solid provenance tracking, not anecdotes, generalizations are tough. Still I see both sides of the argument above about anecdotal experiences. While I do enjoy Don’s yearly report and think Don’s tastings and experience are valuable, and no doubt identify premox problems anec...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Without real stats and solid provenance tracking, not anecdotes, generalizations are tough. Still I see both sides of the argument above about anecdotal experiences. While I do enjoy Don’s yearly report and think Don’s tastings and experience are valuable, and no doubt identify premox problems anec...
by Jayson Cohen
February 21st, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 62
Views: 2114

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

While 71 Right Bank is well known, my favorite being (now unaffordable) Cheval Blanc, some Left Bank favorites from the last few years are Haut Brion, La Miss, Montrose, Ducru, Haut Bailly, and Giscours. I would guess Calon is good based on its aging track record, but I haven’t had it.
by Jayson Cohen
February 20th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 128
Views: 6176

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Not that I agree with Emmanuel, but before we totally blow him out of the water with nuclear weapons, realize that a tasting of these wines in LA may yield totally different results than a tasting of the same wines in France. the wines that made it to LA have very likely been exposed to more oxidat...
by Jayson Cohen
February 20th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 62
Views: 2114

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Nicos Neocleous wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 5:31 am
All of the above, plus 1971 Huet Vouvray's.
Those are too young! 😀 Pinon’s 1971 Vouvrays are very good too.
by Jayson Cohen
February 19th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 62
Views: 2114

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Right Bank Bordeaux. Underrated Left Bank Bordeaux.

The last bottle of ‘71 Figeac I bought was $80 plus vig. Now usually a little higher but under $200 and worth every penny.
by Jayson Cohen
February 18th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XII
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XII

Lee Short wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Damn, I sure hope that 05 Cuvee Tardive delivers with more patience, I went pretty deep on it. It sure did seem promising young, I agree.
You need not worry. This was a gorgeous bottle. Promise delivered and to deliver.
by Jayson Cohen
February 16th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 1:01 pm
C Chen wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 12:16 pm
William Kelley wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 11:47 am
1x 1959 Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux
Hold up. 👀
Not a great photo, but:

ImageMixed MG by WilliamGFKelley, on Flickr
In addition to 59s, it’s a good haul.
by Jayson Cohen
February 14th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing
Replies: 32
Views: 1415

Re: TN: 2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive - Disappointing

I haven't followed the Clos de la Roillette every year, but apparently the 2018 normale got yuge points from Tanzer, and it is a thoroughly "Parkerized" wine - dark, plush, velvet/satin sheen, slick, almost sweet - it's like the used car salesman of Fleurie. It's certainly a magnificent wine for th...
by Jayson Cohen
February 14th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 La Porte Saint Jean Saumur-Champigny
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: TN: 2015 La Porte Saint Jean Saumur-Champigny

Per question above about the whites, I’ve had Perlée, the ‘15 IIRC, and it was good. Very interesting Chenin. Needed plenty of air. Better on day 2.

I liked the ‘14 Cormiers (red) very much. I bought 3, now 2 left.
by Jayson Cohen
February 13th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 1609

Re: Let's talk trocken

Lots of good recommendations. I would add that if you keep an eye out to backfill Trockens from before the GG designation existed (in my view it was a marketing ploy that took off and reshaped the focus of the German wine market and its growers to some degree), you may luck out. Noted growers like D...
by Jayson Cohen
February 8th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY
Replies: 28
Views: 1481

Re: Total Wine challenges another retail restriction, this time in NY

I’m not seeing the constitutional hook for this one unless Total can show the state has relaxed its one-store restriction in the past arbitrarily or in a way that has favored in-state but not out-of-state owners. I’ve never heard of that.
by Jayson Cohen
February 7th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

I still haven’t touched my Breton 2002s and 2005s. And just a couple 2004s left that may have even more potential. Might be time to open the ‘02s.

The Chinon Picasses is still my favorite Breton wine, then Clos Senechal. I think ‘04 was the last year for Picasses.
by Jayson Cohen
February 5th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2238

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

I’m a LdH/older CVNE guy. But I had a great visit with Isaac Muga last June, where he opened both ‘78 Prado Enea and ‘98 Torre Muga among others. What surprised me is how much I liked the Torre Muga. I had never had one with some age. They are way over the top young. The ‘98 TM and ‘78 Prado Enea we...
by Jayson Cohen
January 31st, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 5:50 pm
2004 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol.

One of the wines of the vintage, IMHO.
I have a 6-pack but have yet to try one.
by Jayson Cohen
January 30th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Thanks for the heads up; I grabbed a couple I love pie so very much. Have not eaten this vintage. It’s gotten pricey as well. I try to think of this as equivalent to high-end right bank Bordeaux in all its delicious plummy, earthy glory, which makes the $85 pricing much more bearable than if you co...
by Jayson Cohen
January 28th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

28 days into the New Year and no purchases. That’s “dry January”. We will see how long I can keep it up.
by Jayson Cohen
January 25th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2462

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Roederer and Vilmart
by Jayson Cohen
January 25th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes X
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: A Few Recent Tastes X

Marc, next time we do a thing, let’s consider a Labaille vertical.

Thanks for all the notes.
by Jayson Cohen
January 20th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 4 x 2016 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2 x 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Auslese 2 x 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese These 15s are all in my cellar t...
by Jayson Cohen
January 19th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 12:28 pm
18 days into the new year, and zero purchased for me, wahoo!
+1
by Jayson Cohen
January 13th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 7:12 pm
1 x 2012 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Auslese No. 25
I received its sibling a couple weeks ago. (From WineBid I assume?)
by Jayson Cohen
January 12th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

Jerry Hey wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:30 am
1988, 2001, 1986
+1. The one time I had ‘75, it was spectacular. I like ‘07 too.
by Jayson Cohen
January 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3716

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Francois Jobard Blagny La Piece Sous Le Bois, now extinct. They sometimes pop up for a steal at auction. The 2005 was only $30. Not fancy but I like. Extinct? As in, they stopped making them? Love these wines, all vintages that I've had. 2005 was the last I drank and @ $30+vig is darn good price. T...
by Jayson Cohen
January 8th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3716

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

I’ve been a hold out on opening ‘99 red Burgs but expect that to end soon. You can get decent pricing now on the wines people don’t know much about while well-known wines in ‘99 are not cheap (or affordable for me). One I’m looking forward to that was a backfill last year for $35 hammer at WineBid i...
by Jayson Cohen
January 8th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1763

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

External pressure on the bubbles decreases as they rise, causing them to expand and accelerate. A phenomenon well known to divers. You can see it in slow motion videos. Here’s one, not the best but you can see some individual bubbles increase in size as they rise. It’s most noticeable as they appro...
by Jayson Cohen
January 7th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12742
Views: 616889

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 7:01 pm
4 x 2001 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
Now that’s a backfill!

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