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by Kelly Walker
September 25th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

Marcus, I agree with you. The pandemic has had some counter intuitive effects. By saying that I may be making a wrong observation of why it is happening. Or at least based on wrong assumptions. Initially I thought is was boredom from staying at home or more time to spend on internet working from hom...
by Kelly Walker
September 25th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 8
Views: 439

This Weekends HDH Auction

I've been peaking in periodically today on the HDH auction livestream. A bunch of lots being auctioned today and tomorrow. Started out rather slowly early this morning with most lots going low to mid estimated range. By around 10:30 things started to heat up selling near upper range. A lot of DRC th...
by Kelly Walker
September 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3769
Views: 212626

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Found a rye that I really love. Kentucky Owl 10 year Small Batch. The one I had was batch 03 bottled 11/18. 57%. Not oaky. Very pure and intense on the palate. Long and lingering. Have to find some for home. Great paired with a Monty White Rothschild.
by Kelly Walker
September 21st, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3154

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

Burgundy offers that start with "from vines adjacent to La Tache..."
by Kelly Walker
September 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?
Replies: 19
Views: 1945

Re: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?

We get plenty of 1920 and it may be my favorite of the ones I have tried.
by Kelly Walker
September 17th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52526

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I'd like to thank you LMD for introducing me to Aberlour A'bunadh. It's become one of my favorites and judging from how it disappears off of the shelves, must be very popular. Happy to know you got to enjoy something I posted about! Absolutely my pleasure. I recall the first time I got to try the A...
by Kelly Walker
September 17th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3769
Views: 212626

Re: The Bourbon Thread

When are we getting together dude?
by Kelly Walker
September 16th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3769
Views: 212626

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Been drinking Four Roses Single Barrel. Really enjoying it. Distinctively different profile then the Small Batch which I find has a sweeter note on the finnish.
by Kelly Walker
September 15th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1970

Re: Auctions

I have a bunch of wine in the upcoming HDH auction including an OWC and singles of 1997 Salon. 1997 Giacosa Falletto and Rocche. Also 6 bottles of 1997 Monfortino.

Just sayin’ :)
by Kelly Walker
September 14th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2277

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Spicy green pepper notes. Yum!
by Kelly Walker
September 14th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1246

Re: 2018 Leflaive

Hard to top the 2017 lineup. As chrystilline as I have tasted from them. If 2018s are coming out at a higher price I would look for 2017 PCs.
by Kelly Walker
September 11th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Remembering 9/11....

Thank you Frank Siller of Tunnel to Towers for stepping up to ensure the names were read today after the city cancelled what is the most important remembrance.
by Kelly Walker
September 7th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: TN: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto

It is with much lament that I just sent an unopened case of 1996 Falletto Riserva to auction. The prices have gotten crazy and I have few to drink them with these days.
by Kelly Walker
September 7th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2001

Never been a big fan of FX's special bottlings such as the Unendlich and "M". As was note, they seem a bit overdone for me. Absolutely love his Kellerberg going back to the '90s.
by Kelly Walker
September 6th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charbono and age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Charbono and age?

I saw the thread title and immediately said to myself "I gave that stuff in my 30's" [snort.gif]
by Kelly Walker
September 5th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly

Hubert Lamy makes a killer St. Aubin En Remilly. Prices have also gotten crazy though.
by Kelly Walker
August 22nd, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1523

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

Super informative post William. That third bunch could pass as table grapes.
by Kelly Walker
August 16th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2861

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

To answer the OP's question...Krug
by Kelly Walker
August 16th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.

Oh you guys don't know how to...yeah you do. What a great group of wines. The 1996 Margaux is the bomb. Wine of the vintage. So happy to see you guys getting together amidst the sh*t show. Still hoping for November.
by Kelly Walker
August 12th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin

Yes, a big shift in winemaking style. I could not drink the wines of that period.
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig Rye
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Whistle Pig Rye

Did not know any back story on WP or the founder. The rep did say that they source rye from Canada but that more and more of the offerings are on premise distillation. I googled WP and it looks like the founder got run off. Not sure how that Armagnac project is every going to take off. They can hard...
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)

Nice post. Seems most anything Roulot puts his hands on is great.
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing dinner and wines
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Amazing dinner and wines

Nick Christie wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 11:02 am
That Mushroom Pan!

Even the earth moved that morning in anticipation...
[rofl.gif] Why yes it did? Did you feel it?
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing dinner and wines
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Amazing dinner and wines

Last week I posted a tongue-in-cheek description of a dinner with our Small Group. Well we actually got together last night at N's house for the first time in over 4 months. N's wife is a superstar home chef and she just knocked it out of the park. We started out with some fun nibbles including pork...
by Kelly Walker
August 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig Rye
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Whistle Pig Rye

I have been have great fun exploring Bourbon as of late. Our restaurant has been doing a series of whiskey dinners, bringing in distillers to present. My wife and I attended this dinner last week with two other couples. The chef did an amazing job of pairing the rye whiskeys which I think is not eas...
by Kelly Walker
August 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 1990 Mouton-Rothschild - the happiest possible ending to one of my longest journeys in wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: TN - 1990 Mouton-Rothschild - the happiest possible ending to one of my longest journeys in wine

Love the story and the note. To have that wine relationship with your Dad is magical.
by Kelly Walker
August 7th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots

Jay Miller wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 6:33 am
Fail. You didn't provide a trigger warning for this thread.

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All in good fun grouphug
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 11:07 am
Nicely done :)!

... but how was the food?!
Bland [tease.gif]
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots

A group of five of us have been getting together monthly for dinner for a long time. We call ourselves The Small Group with the purpose of sharing great wines, eating great food and virtue signaling. The way it normally works is we settle on a general theme and each brings a number of bottles which ...
by Kelly Walker
July 18th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's finest Grenache is from ...
Replies: 163
Views: 6195

Re: The world's finest Grenache is from ...

Rayas is the d'Yquem of granache. No comparisons. But also very unique in its character. Grenache is most typically part of a blend. It is difficult to pull off a pure grenache. Regional terroir influences are important. I find the Priorat best able to do this. Domestically I think the Cayuse GOK is...
by Kelly Walker
July 6th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

Yeah, a real treat. Absolutely no shame in drinking either of those now. Already at 10.5.
by Kelly Walker
July 5th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

Indeed, the food every bit kept up with the wines.
by Kelly Walker
July 5th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

A confluence of anniversaries and birthdays with our best friends was the impetus for an amazing weekend in the mountains recently. Friday Dinner http://ossi-net.com/Wine_images/BF%20Dinner1%20%283517%29%20small.jpg Champagne Vouette & Sorbee Blanc d’Argile Brut Nature – Did not note the release or ...
by Kelly Walker
June 22nd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 vs 2017 Leflaive
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: 2018 vs 2017 Leflaive

Have not had a 2018 Leflaive but it will be hard to beat 2017.
by Kelly Walker
June 22nd, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: Drinking much 2005 red Burgundy?

Opened a G.Roumier C-M for brunch yesterday. Really singing.
by Kelly Walker
June 17th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20261

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I would not buy Trump wines, stay in a Trump Hotel, play golf at Doral, etc. I think the OP brought up a good question; it is unfortunate and inevitable that it would become political. I am in no way defending or showing allegiance to the president; but this is about as political as one can get. (T...
by Kelly Walker
June 15th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2153

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Tuscany, specifically in the Panzano, Radda, Castellina triangle in the center of the Chianti Classico region. Quick access to both Florence and Siena. Short drive to the Maremma coast or the Adriatic coast and Arezzo. Montalcino and Montepulciano also nearby. A virtual wine and food wonderland.
by Kelly Walker
June 14th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 46
Views: 3012

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

Congratulations Miran. Having read your posts over the years your passion jumps out of the screen. I really look forward to your first report.

Rob, that Murray quote is awesome! I am going to get a lot of mileage out of that one.
by Kelly Walker
June 13th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2444

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 5:21 am
Kelly Walker wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 9:18 pm
I drink to prevent cancer
I drink to forget cancer.
[cheers.gif]
by Kelly Walker
June 12th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2444

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

I drink to prevent cancer
by Kelly Walker
June 12th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Epic wine/port tasting with Dirk Niepoort and friends
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Epic wine/port tasting with Dirk Niepoort and friends

Very nice Tomas. I drank the 1863 with Dirk a few years back. Great guy. He has not take that vest off in 25 years. :)
by Kelly Walker
June 10th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo

Having visited the B&B region for years I have seen significant change. I have been posting and remarking on it particularly the last few years. The Napa-ization of Barolo. Not the wines per se, but the shift to a tourist-centric economic structure similar to today's Napa Valley. Tour buses trying t...
by Kelly Walker
June 9th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo

That is some amazing terroir. Maybe young vines that ultimately will be labeled Barolo?
by Kelly Walker
June 8th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello

Chris Seiber wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 3:58 pm
A “bases loaded home run?” You’ve been living abroad for too long my friend.
If things keep going as they are we may all forget what to call it.

I miss my Red Sox.
by Kelly Walker
June 8th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 12129

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

You know maybe we should all just stop paying attention to the hype about these wines. First it was DRC, the Rousseau, then Roumier, what next? The extra publicity just seems to feed the irrational amounts of money that get spent on these wines. Can't we just let the uber wealthy hedge fund guys go...
by Kelly Walker
June 8th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2692

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:43 am

That’s generally what autobiographies are, right? Most people don’t write about how they’re a useless pos.
If I were to write an autobiography that's what it would be. Gotta be real [pwn.gif]
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2692

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Burgundy Grand Crus by Jacky Rigaux (translated). Very precise descriptions including Sylvain Pitiot maps. Good historical background and quotes related to each cru. Rigaux has published a number of other Burgundy books that have been translated from French. There are very few who know and understan...
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: 1 for 4, but (finally) this was a bases loaded home run: '99 Cepparello

Thanks for the note Tim. One of my favs. My '99s are done. CT shows I have one '97 left and a mag of the '04. Should cue them up.
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 142
Views: 6972

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Fred C wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 11:00 am
Another vote for Rousseau Chambertin. Gaudy? Yes. Beautiful? Yes. One of the few things that can be both.

And in the same vein:
Ahh, window seat at La Tour d'Argent!

The original Chambertin label art hangs on the wall of the Rousseau office. My favorite.
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bernard Boisson-Vadot
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Bernard Boisson-Vadot

Was looking over the May HDH auction results. 1290 6 2012 Meursault, Les Chevalières, Boisson-Vadot 1,200 - 1,800 1,700 2,031.50 1291 6 2012 Meursault, Les Chevalières, Boisson-Vadot 1,200 - 1,800 1,700 2,031.50 1292 3 2014 Meursault, Les Chevalières, Boisson-Vadot 400 - 600 800 956.00 1293 6 2011 M...

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