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by C. Keller
July 15th, 2021, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montreal and my Dream Wines
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Montreal and my Dream Wines

As someone who is veering towards putting my limited funds towards these whales I am glad to hear Rav and Allemand delivered
by C. Keller
July 8th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 91
Views: 7259

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Probably not a QPR but anyone have any experience with Drouhin-Laroze? Sub-$200 for Bonnes Mares and Clos de Beze seems cheap to me. Cellar Tracker scores are on the high end. WA doesn't have any recent reviews. Maybe its just my amateur knowledge of burgundy but you don't see those vineyards in tha...
by C. Keller
June 30th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Gattinara)
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: TN: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Gattinara)

Had this about 6 months ago and I agree. Its rather tight and shut down
by C. Keller
June 28th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Didier Fornerol Côte de Nuits Villages
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Didier Fornerol Côte de Nuits Villages

I've had a few bottles of the white and I have enjoyed them. I think they were 16,17 but I can't remember
by C. Keller
June 28th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 46
Views: 3207

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

Continuing the trend of astronomical prices. Saw an email today for this at over $1,000 a bottle on pre-arrival. 2015 was half that at $500
by C. Keller
June 25th, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: TN: 2006 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet

You should read the latest RP note on this.
by C. Keller
June 25th, 2021, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 177
Views: 11307

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Another good interview by WK on Instagram. Really enjoyed.

by C. Keller
June 20th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Nice Dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: A Nice Dinner

dbailey wrote: June 19th, 2021, 11:01 am I have to wonder what you would serve at a really nice dinner.
[rofl.gif] same thoughts
by C. Keller
June 14th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Family dinner with Burgundies
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Family dinner with Burgundies

Very nice.

Welcome to the board and I am sure we'll look forward to more notes
by C. Keller
June 2nd, 2021, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy, where to start.
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Burgundy, where to start.

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: May 31st, 2021, 1:23 pm La paulee
I don't want to thread drift but can anyone go to this? Assuming its in the $1,000+ range but probably no other way to determine what producers align with your palate in such a vast quantity.
by C. Keller
May 23rd, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: TN: 2016 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

One of my top 3 wines this year. Its almost like a Barolo. I loved it
by C. Keller
May 20th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does 100 point score mean?
Replies: 95
Views: 4274

Re: What does 100 point score mean?

The taster really liked it and its better than most wines.
by C. Keller
April 27th, 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40625

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

I also view this from a QPR point of view. Admittedly, I've only been buying Bordeaux for ~5 years and still have much, much to learn. I remember when Galloni's 2016 in bottle scores came out (I am a Vinous member), the '16 Le Prieure scored a 98. I was not familiar with that wine, saw it that same...
by C. Keller
April 25th, 2021, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys DRC Only Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Zachys DRC Only Auction

HoosJustinG wrote: April 25th, 2021, 6:40 am In a related story, I'm hosting a DRC only dinner at my house this Friday. All are welcome. BYOB and bring enough to share with the host.
LOL [rofl.gif]
by C. Keller
April 20th, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 44
Views: 3335

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

Yes. I did believe that was the reasoning.

Its just that age old question as to why some ship to MD and some don't. Something I should understand more TBH.
by C. Keller
April 20th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 44
Views: 3335

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

They don't ship to Maryland. The state right next door!

[Throws hand up in the air in disgust]
by C. Keller
April 13th, 2021, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC Corton Charley?
Replies: 30
Views: 2226

Re: DRC Corton Charley?

What's a good over/under on the US price for this? I am going to say $1,750 WD or retail price? I think that is a pretty good market for WD (I would take the over still) - I would put it at 4000 for retail (esp as I compare to Coche) Retail. I do not dabble in this market at all. I was just having ...
by C. Keller
April 13th, 2021, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC Corton Charley?
Replies: 30
Views: 2226

Re: DRC Corton Charley?

What's a good over/under on the US price for this? I am going to say $1,750
by C. Keller
April 8th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Sommpicks
Replies: 26
Views: 2466

Re: Retailer check: Sommpicks

400+ bottles of Raveneau in that email drop today.

Does no one drink that stuff anymore?
by C. Keller
March 31st, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4504

Re: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

Dishwasher for everything and its never broken a thing. Grassl, Zalto, Sensory all go thru the dishwasher.

Snapped a Zalto Bordeaux one time hand washing and have been dishwasher ever since.
by C. Keller
March 29th, 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 172
Views: 20931

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)

Opened a 16 Brovia normale a few days ago that was significantly tighter than a couple bottles I drank 4-6 months ago. It’s still nice but I think I’m gonna close up shop for the next 10 years. On the other hand a 16 Villero and 16 Rocche opened last week were both still rocking. Same experience on...
by C. Keller
March 27th, 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Redemption
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Redemption

Saw the Instagram post and knew that when I got on this site there was going to be some good notes!
by C. Keller
March 23rd, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shop suggestions in Myrtle Beach
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Wine shop suggestions in Myrtle Beach

My old stomping ground. While I don't frequent as much as I used to there really wasn't much. Charleston might be your best bet but that's a far drive away.

Even the higher end restaurants only have the usual suspects.
by C. Keller
March 16th, 2021, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dury Duty
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Dury Duty

Wonderful as always.
by C. Keller
March 15th, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre Boisson Meursault
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre Boisson Meursault

This sounds killer.
by C. Keller
March 13th, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys DC 60% off Italian
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Zachys DC 60% off Italian

2016 Burlotto Acclivi for $99.99
by C. Keller
March 11th, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a particular cliche in wine that you've tired of?
Replies: 155
Views: 6400

Re: Is there a particular cliche in wine that you've tired of?

One worded reviews or reviews that you can't decipher if the wine was liked/disliked
by C. Keller
March 8th, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........
Replies: 51
Views: 2955

Re: It's Time For Wine Critics To Stop Defending Themselves........

Maybe if they try constant interaction rather than random flying in from the heavens to make comments it would work out better. There are good examples of that here already.
by C. Keller
February 26th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine auction buying advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: wine auction buying advice please

Agree with John. Its all about knowing your prices. Auctions are probably good for rare and one off bottles. Retailers usually have better deals.
by C. Keller
February 22nd, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 172
Views: 20931

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)

I enjoyed a 2016 Montevertine last weekend. While not Barolo it could pass for one. Exceptional nose of cherry and florals. Tannin's were on the softer side with a nice bit of acidity. Loved it.
by C. Keller
February 20th, 2021, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

That is a very good price Chris. Not that far off what wholesale is here, and we get a measly single bottle allocated. You guys tend to "whine like a Chevy diff" about pricing without realising how lucky you are! Us, complain? No, never. I thought that was a really good price as well. Now...
by C. Keller
February 19th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

WHWC offered 750ml 2018 Saint Aubin Haute Densite for $235 a bottle yesterday
by C. Keller
February 12th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Where and who to start with for GC white burgs?

I always think about going the Grand Cru route because I think it has to be better. Then I find 1er or less that are just as good per WK and I just stay the path. Just can't seem to pull the trigger over $100 for white.
by C. Keller
February 12th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

My experience with this was completely opposite. I paid $60 a few years back and was not happy with this. I think because of the producer I guess I just had higher hopes or maybe his style is just not for me. There was a prior thread on this exact wine and a contingent that agreed with me. This is t...
by C. Keller
February 11th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 Barolo
Replies: 86
Views: 9505

Re: A.G. On 2017 Barolo

I did get a good chuckle on a price listed for one of the wines. 2017 Burlotto Monvigliero was listed at $80. FFIW I don't ever use the prices he lists as a benchmark. But that stood out.

Also, glad to hear the vintage is good.
by C. Keller
February 10th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 172
Views: 20931

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)

I had a 2016 Bruno Grimaldi Camilla over the weekend.

Very acidic and tannic. I did get some cranberry notes with herbs and cloves. Just needs time like the others.
by C. Keller
February 5th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommended Wine Books
Replies: 34
Views: 2037

Re: Recommended Wine Books

The Noble Rot book is available in the US thru the Apple Store, albeit only digital iBook format. I enjoyed it.

Sommelier Atlas of Taste is amazing

I want to read Barolo and Barbaresco.
by C. Keller
February 5th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I am planning on opening a 2017 of this tomorrow night. Has anyone had it recently and how should I serve it? Decant, PnP, Slow ox? Chris, I haven't touched my '17s yet, but given that it is such an excellent vintage I would expect it to be young, but very good with a good acis back bone. I tend to...
by C. Keller
February 3rd, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 6 Absolute Crackers!
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: 6 Absolute Crackers!

What Robert said. I always enjoy your notes.
by C. Keller
February 3rd, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I am planning on opening a 2017 of this tomorrow night. Has anyone had it recently and how should I serve it? Decant, PnP, Slow ox? Chris, I haven't touched my '17s yet, but given that it is such an excellent vintage I would expect it to be young, but very good with a good acis back bone. I tend to...
by C. Keller
February 3rd, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: TN: 2015 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I am planning on opening a 2017 of this tomorrow night. Has anyone had it recently and how should I serve it? Decant, PnP, Slow ox?
by C. Keller
January 23rd, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 52
Views: 2779

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

I would say that the insider choice here, which hasn't even been mentioned, would be Jean-Claude Bachelet et Fils. Great viticulture, serious winemaking with two winters on the lees. They made the best BBM that I tasted in the 2017 and 2018 vintages. Their Blanchot Dessus is fast becoming one of my...
by C. Keller
January 23rd, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 52
Views: 2779

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

I still remember the 88 carillon / ramonet BBM comparison you opened in SF 8 years ago (at least if I remember correct you opened both?). Stunning wines. Thx again! The Ramonet was Favre’s I think. thanks to both of you! Killer night. Not knowing you two but I wouldn't doubt when you reference Favr...
by C. Keller
January 22nd, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Jacques Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru

One of those wines I've never had but every post praises it. Also, seems very limited
by C. Keller
January 22nd, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières

I think part of the issue with the rise in price is the rumor that Boisson is best friends with Coche. Which then generates a perception that the wines could be similar. So its Coche but cheaper but not really.
by C. Keller
January 21st, 2021, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2010 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières

Killing it these days, Jeremy.

This producer seems to be the darling of the Instagram crowd. I see a lot of it on there.
by C. Keller
January 19th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do the grapes really come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Where do the grapes really come from?

I find this rather intriguing and maybe some others will as well. As I read notes its interesting to learn about producers who buy the grapes from vineyards to make and then bottle or they bottle but also sell the grapes. The Girardin Montrachet is grapes bought from a "well known source" ...
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A memorable gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 2170

Re: TN: A memorable gathering

Amen!
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burlotto Cannubi pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: 2016 Burlotto Cannubi pricing

Sad thing is that someone will probably pay it
by C. Keller
January 17th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4550

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Got married in 2016 and first baby in 2018. I try to pick a few here and there but I have no intentions in accumulating massive throngs of wines for these years. The thought is that I would just use these bottles for milestone years. 21st, 10,15, 20, etc. wedding anniversary Plus you can find mostly...

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