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by RyanC
October 24th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 577
Views: 35985

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Cooked a Flannery rack of lamb tonight. Reverse sear. Phenomenal -- amazing depth of flavor and as good as anything they sell.
by RyanC
October 24th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12436
Views: 481041

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

‘99 Bruno Clair Savigny Dominode — This comes from ancient vines and is a pet favorite wine of mine. It’s still so young but quite tasty. Takes a couple hours in the decanter to show much of anything. But as it unfurls the nose is really very lovely and the palate is bright and mineral but on the le...
by RyanC
October 24th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 52
Views: 4897

Re: Mezcal advice?

I recently bought a bottle of Mezcalero No. 22 (Don Valente Angel García) (Bicuishe)

It's one of the finest Mezcal's I've had. Intense and hyper-complex but ridiculously balanced with a velvet texture.
by RyanC
October 22nd, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2010 Dom Perignon - the doomed middle sibling of 2008 and 2012 is a real beauty
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: TN - 2010 Dom Perignon - the doomed middle sibling of 2008 and 2012 is a real beauty

Great note. I was gifted a single bottle, and I may open it soon to decide whether to buy some.
by RyanC
October 21st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15117

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I will say this: I opened an '04 Comtes over the weekend and it was *awesome.* Truly. Perhaps the best '04 I've had, and I paid $109. The more I think it through, I will probably go in for a case if/when I can find the '08 for under $170/btl -- and I suspect that'll happen at some point when the TX ...
by RyanC
October 21st, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 577
Views: 35985

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Michael Sopher wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Just got my FEDEX tracking notice for a shipment... including my first ever Tri Tips. Feel like a kid the day before Hanukkah.
It’s kind of an addiction. Not that different than wine.
by RyanC
October 21st, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14678
Views: 729336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A bunch of '16 Brovia
by RyanC
October 17th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 1901

Re: 1981 Help!

Rioja. LDH is great—I really love the Bosconia GR—but there’s significant bottle variation.
by RyanC
October 15th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Style of Liger-Belair wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: Style of Liger-Belair wines

CLB is almost always open and delicious young. I have no idea how the current wines will age, but for the most part, who cares? They're so delicious now. I've had a couple disjointed ones, but that's unusual - for the most part, they're just absolutely delicious young. Yeah this is the answer. They...
by RyanC
October 12th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?

I love Bruno Clair Beze. And Trapet Chambertin.

Jadot and Faiveley also make a great Beze. Maybe my favorite wine in each of their very good portfolios.
by RyanC
October 10th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

I love these wines so much. And the Val Vilaine is a great starting point that—much like Fourrier’s Gevrey VV for instance—previews why the whole range of wines are so special. Up and down the portfolio they have this elegant vinous quality and electric freshness that’s unique and really attractive.
by RyanC
October 9th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 168
Views: 14887

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

I ordered 8 universals a while back and I love them. Great shape, high quality, and excellent price. I may order even more. Not quite Zalto/Grassl feel but a far better value.
by RyanC
October 7th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19516

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Just picked up a case of ‘19 Falkenstein and some ‘19 W. Schaefer. I need to take a break from buying wine.
by RyanC
October 7th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14678
Views: 729336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

PCLIN wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 2:03 am
24x halves of ‘13 Jadot Cazetiers, I love 375ml bottle.
Nice. I love 'em too. I also love Cazetiers.
by RyanC
October 7th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 1992

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

I can't think of anything I don't eat, although I'm not super wild about insects.
by RyanC
October 5th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 40
Views: 1465

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

After putting both side-by-side:

Momofuku >>>> LGM

YMMV but my wife strongly agrees
by RyanC
October 5th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2193

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

... probably my favorite cut. I generally prefer Flannery strip to ribeye. Some strip is boring and in general ribeye may be more consistent. But when the beef is high end and it’s cut well, I often prefer the flavor and texture of a strip to that of a ribeye, which can be fattier than I prefer.
by RyanC
October 4th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny

Thanks for the note. I don't see a lot of people talk about Clair on here but I think the wines are wonderful. Yep. Beautifully made wines up and down the range from excellent vineyards. My pet favorite is the ‘Cazetiers.’ And two of the villages—Chambolle ‘Veroilles’ and Vosne ‘Champs Perdrix’—are...
by RyanC
October 3rd, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?
Replies: 54
Views: 3462

Re: Best producers in Chambolle Musigny?

Agree that Roumier and Mugnier are clearly at the top.

Agree that Drouhin and Barthod make beautiful wines.

Clavelier’s Combe d’Orveaux VV is one of my personal favorite wines, period. I’ve also really liked Faiveley’s version. The ‘09 is gorgeous.
by RyanC
October 2nd, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2471

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

My view: yes.

In the hands of multiple producers--Chevillon, Gouges, T. Liger-Belair, even Faiveley--and over a long period of time, LSG has regularly yielded wine that is distinctive and exceeds the quality of lower-level GCs. It's also obviously a famous and long-established site.
by RyanC
October 1st, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet

I love this for so many reasons. Great note. Even better sentiment. And better still, I have a couple magnums of this ready for the appropriate occasion.
by RyanC
October 1st, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14678
Views: 729336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

jason stein wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 12:38 pm
Even more 2014 Fourrier Aux Echezeaux
2012 Lafarge Volnay (the regular village label includes vendanges selectionnees this year)
2009 Bachelet Gevrey VV -- this is the last chance I'm giving Bachelet before I stop trying the wines
I've really liked that '12 Lafarge -- as my CT notes attest.
by RyanC
September 30th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15117

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Different styles, obviously, but for me most obvious targets are still '08/'09 Dom and Krug 168eme. I didn't think of these as alternatives because I would think they are about the same price as 2008 CdC in which case I would buy 2008 CdC. But, thanks for the ideas. At least in my market, with enou...
by RyanC
September 30th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15117

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Just received an offer for the 2008 from a local retailer in MA for $194 - easy pass. Saw that too. At this point I have no regrets on having already spent the money I budgeted for 2008 Comtes. Let us say that I have not spent the money I budgeted for 2008 Comtes. Just looked at Envoyer to see alte...
by RyanC
September 23rd, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 166
Views: 7192

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

2001 Clos des Lambrays - increasingly delicious and moving up through the gears; hard to find now - I was lucky to find a few cases in Belgium 10 years back. CT reviews & scores have been heading up since 2018.... Kevin Harvey of Rhys used to tout this wine. It was about $35 then . . . and lovely. ...
by RyanC
September 22nd, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG

A.Gillette wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Most underrated producer in the world? I think so.
It does surprise me that Lauer hasn’t blown up. They are so delicious and pure, the vineyards are great, and the story—a talented young winemaker making singular, small-production wines and championing historical vineyards in the Saar—resonates.
by RyanC
September 22nd, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Any comments on Schonfels vs. Fels for Lauer in 2019 (or previously)?
I ordered 3 of both from Lopa. For me, buying Lauer at a reasonable price is like paying a utility bill — don’t overthink it. It’s hard to imagine they’re less than delicious.
by RyanC
September 21st, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 91
Views: 4327

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

The first time I saw the ‘08 Salon bundle offered. Actually every time.
by RyanC
September 21st, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2703

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

I would mention quite a few red Burg village wines. Indeed, critics tend to respect the hierarchy Grand Cru/1er Cru/Village and I have had many a village I consistently rate higher than 1er or grand cru from other producers. Mugnier, Fourrier,... many other usual suspects villages most of the time ...
by RyanC
September 21st, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3998

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Picked up six: two each of the Chenin, Zin, and Syrah. Would have liked more but I've been on a buying binge lately. I'm particularly excited about the Chenin. I've liked every D&R white I've ever opened.
by RyanC
September 21st, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2406
Views: 203148

Re: Steak Porn

Will take a couple of USDA Prime dry-aged rib-eye steaks over wagyu and Kobe any day of the week and twice in Friday nights. I know, heresy, but there’s something to be said about tasting beef, as opposed to fat. I can appreciate A5 in large domino sized slices, but a whole steak? Nah. I’ll take Ga...
by RyanC
September 21st, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12436
Views: 481041

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Some real winners over the last week: '16 Sassicaia - Not a wine I was seeking out, but a local Italian place has it for cheap (way below retail) on the list, so I thought I'd give it a try. And it's *really* good--dense and dark but also balanced, mineral, and surprisingly light on its feet for the...
by RyanC
September 20th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegraph
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegra

Excellent lineup. That 09 Cristal is such a gem. I bought mine for $160/btl and I should have bought a boatload.
by RyanC
September 19th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4317

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

Had a 2008 Chevillon Roncieres last night that perfectly reflected all the conclusions of this thread. First, as a bunch of people above noted, Chevillon did well in 2008. The wine was good, well balanced and fun to drink. Second, it totally reflected the character of the vintage -- lifted, tangy, ...
by RyanC
September 18th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: TN: 2018 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes

It’s posts like this that cost me money.
by RyanC
September 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing source | material (German Wine)
Replies: 28
Views: 1290

Re: Introducing source | material (German Wine)

Phenomenal. Just signed up. I already have a case of '19 Emrich on the way but I may need more, and I'm all in for a source for interesting German wines.
by RyanC
September 17th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4338

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

My feeling about recent vintages is this. 1999, 2005 (I hope) and 2010 are the great vintages. I'm less confident making that call on 2005, as I have some concerns that it might go the way of 96 (though I really hope I'm wrong). I also think 2016 is a great vintage, personally. I’m very, very bulli...
by RyanC
September 17th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4338

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

2012-14 for sure. All three are very good but somehow have gotten lost behind 09/10/15/16 2012 in particular. It's a legitimate great vintage that I feel has gotten lost in the shuffle. 2014 is up there as well, and 2013 is a sleeper that can still occasionally be found for reasonable pricing. Also ...
by RyanC
September 15th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

I hope i can find more of this on DISCO...at $38 I should have bought a case. $38 is a total no-brainer. I’m a huge Gouges fan: Gouges has always been underrated and it has been on fire in recent vintages. An ‘09 Porrets a couple weeks ago was pure, refined, deep, and super delicious (albeit young).
by RyanC
September 15th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15117

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

We're gonna look back nostalgically at the endless $109.99 offers for '06 Comtes
by RyanC
September 14th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: 2018 Leflaive

One question for those who might know: Has anyone had the Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie? It's not easy to keep track of some of the small volume 'maison' cuvées of Domaine Leflaive but I only know the Olivier Leflaive wine... I've not had the Maltroie but I'd like to try one. I ...
by RyanC
September 13th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14678
Views: 729336

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A couple random lots from the Zachys auction:

2x mags of ‘17 Fourrier Gevrey ‘Combes aux Moines’ VV (great price)

1x ‘02 Raveneau ‘Butteaux’ (great wine)
by RyanC
September 13th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1890

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

Many good ones obviously but the first two that sprang to mind were:

2001 Mugnier Musigny was one of my epiphany wines.

2001 Lambrays has always been delicious.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Conterno
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: 2016 Conterno

Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 9:33 pm
RyanC wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Should be released in the fall if it goes by past years. By the way Bartolo coming soon.
I think they’re slated to arrive stateside (or at least in Texas) in November
I received mine in Chicago today.
You got G. Conterno today? I have an order in and I’ve heard November. Could be wrong.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Remembering 9/11....

It was supposed to be my first day of classes my Freshman year at Princeton. Instead I watched in horror with my roommate, whose dad worked in lower Manhattan (he was fine). It was such a watershed moment for me personally. it accentuated the clean break from high school to an independence at colleg...
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12436
Views: 481041

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

‘99 Clos des Goisses. Really tasty and still quite young. Impressive especially for the vintage.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 265
Views: 15117

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 4:08 pm
At $125 -135 will buy a couple of cases. $136-155 3 bottles. $155-165 will buy one bottle, and taste blind against Dom and Cristal and the 2006 Taittinger.

At $166+, I will avoid, boycott whatever.
This is just about where I am
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: TN: 2019 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

This is just about the perfect summer wine.
by RyanC
September 11th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Conterno
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: 2016 Conterno

Nick Gangas wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Should be released in the fall if it goes by past years. By the way Bartolo coming soon.
I think they’re slated to arrive stateside (or at least in Texas) in November

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