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by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 17th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

DdeC Blancs are fantastic wines. I'm sitting on a case of a few vintages.
Thanks for the note.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 2nd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

Awesome photo Ramon! H-N is one of my favorite Burg producers, but I agree completely bananas pricing nowadays. I quite strongly disagree, especially for the lower end of the range. I challenge you to find a better Chambolle for ~$65, or a better Vosne villages for ~$75. also HN's bourgogne is top ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 1st, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Gruaud
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: 1988 Gruaud

My wife's an 88, so I've strategically dipped back into Bordeaux that punch above in this vintage.
GL is at the top of the pecking order.
Great note!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
June 1st, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

Awesome photo Ramon! H-N is one of my favorite Burg producers, but I agree completely bananas pricing nowadays.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 27th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4875

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I’d add

Lopez de Heredia for its classical aesthetic
Gut Oggau for its modern panache
La Turque for its kaleidoscopic palate
Rousseau Chambertin for its prominence
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 23rd, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage
Replies: 44
Views: 1628

Re: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage

This is awesome Kevin, well done! I have a lone 05 that I don't know what to do with besides burying it. Cheers! [cheers.gif]
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 20th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 123
Views: 12783

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Great, thank you both!

Michael - Awesome, have heard Dartigalongue is a good jump off. The Domaine le Frêche isn't as attractively priced stateside else 80 euro is grand ;)

Astrid - I'll look to pickup the Delord 25. It's available widely in NY.

Cheers
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 19th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 92
Views: 3729

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

I’m a huge baudry guy...but the two aren’t comparable. In what way? I'm not Faryan, but am obviously about to chime in. Also have to add that I know that I'm at least as huge a Baudry guy as Faryan. I've found Rougeard wines, owned/drank sporadic vintages since 1995 (mostly Le Poyeux) and the last ...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 19th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 123
Views: 12783

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Would like to reinvigorate this thread and solicit advice for a cognac novice.

I have experience with the big houes / tesserons but would love to solicit thoughts on good entry ($50-100) armagnac to get one's feet wet.

It seems to be the only value game in spirits town!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 12th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 92
Views: 3729

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Had the 2010 Boisee rouge recently. It was in fact a surprisingly elegant and balanced Cabernet Franc beginning to show an existing potential. Looking very much forward to following this the next 10-20 years It reminded me of old school St Emillion Cab Franc blend IMO, the '10 is arguably the pinna...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
May 4th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Baudry La Croix Boissee Chinon Blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2014 Baudry La Croix Boissee Chinon Blanc

Coincidentally, I opened one of these 2-3 weeks ago (time is a blur) and had similar thoughts. I really enjoy it and at the same upper 20s/lower 30s price point, happy with the purchase. I just wish the bottles weren't so heavy!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 27th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.
Replies: 21
Views: 1006

Re: A tale of two 2005 Bordeaux: La Vieille Cure and Fleur Cardinale.

Thanks for the note Ramon. Have a few 05 LVCs somewhere/somehow. I save it for my Cali Cab friends [cheers.gif]. I agree that it seemed to present great value on release.

Faryan
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 21st, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A quick impromptu tasting: 2012 Gilles Cornas v 2018 Bedrock X-Block
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: A quick impromptu tasting: 2012 Gilles Cornas v 2018 Bedrock X-Block

Thanks for the notes on the Gilles. I'm chilling on my bottles for now. Feels like a rule of 15 (ducks).
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 19th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

RD - is Ops operating on different hours? Might bike over there (or to Leo) for a pie...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 13th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Graves and a Loire
Replies: 24
Views: 825

Re: TN: A Graves and a Loire

Great note Ramon. I've got to find an 85 HB, have never had that vintage. Opened an 82 a few years back which was prefectly fine but outshone by some distinctly different company.

Hope you are doing well [cheers.gif]
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 12th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: TN: 1998 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I probably haven't had one of these since I went full AFWE, but I recall it being a remarkably lush but layered CdP. Glad to hear it is still showing suit.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
April 6th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: D’yquem 2005 danger Will Robinson!
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: D’yquem 2005 danger Will Robinson!

Oh man, it sounds like you’d OD on the 01. Tread with caution.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
March 30th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes

Thanks for the note, and good to hear on the 11 Chalasses. As a slight side note, opened '12 Marnes Bleues for the wife's bday earlier this month. Was great but not wow. Didn't hit that top gear I expected this wine to reach when I went gaga over it a few years ago. Fantastic acid still, but not the...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment
Replies: 72
Views: 2762

Re: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment

The most successful tax is the latent tax.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 20th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: TNs: Tempier, Metras, Peay Vineyard at Kochi NYC

Love me Metras.
How was Kochi?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 16th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77716

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

davidkong wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 9:52 am
Tanoshi Sushi, free corkage! 1372 York Ave, New York, NY 10021 http://tanoshisushinyc.com/index.html
forgot about this...have you been recently? Curious how the food is holding up...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 9th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 1998 Chateau Trotanoy, 2005 Chateau Montrose - Phenomenal Wines
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: TNS: 1998 Chateau Trotanoy, 2005 Chateau Montrose - Phenomenal Wines

Mark Golodetz wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 6:52 am
It does show again how great the Right Bank 1998s are turning out to be, and I am thinking I really want to put together a tasting later this year. My gut feeling is that it may be the best Right Bank vintage in the last thirty plus years (1982).
My sentiment as well.

Robert - great notes!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
February 3rd, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Pegau / 01 Prager / 05 Pepiere
Replies: 5
Views: 439

08 Pegau / 01 Prager / 05 Pepiere

A random smattering of bottles to open the year that I thought would be helpful touch points for the community: 2008 Pegau CR - a controversial bottle given the amount of VA/variability to be had. I've been working through half a case and several earlier bottles definitely showed spritz/elevated va....
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 20th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: TN: 2012 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

Everytime I reach for a bottle,I gaze longingly at these guys. Will queue one up for the next SE Asian meal!
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
January 12th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1507

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

Wife had her 50th bday party last year. Along with lots of other fun stuff, I opened an imperial of '82 PL. Was just spectacular. Bought it in the early '90s for maybe $500. You really love your wife!! It would be really interesting to see how the imperial performed relative to a 750. It was incred...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 25th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

Brunch at Upland yesterday. Nice varied selection, decent wine list, corkage $35. I have not had dinner here yet but would certainly like to try it It's homey, a couple of the dishes are quite nice, and its a nice addition to a bit of a barren space north of NoMad. I like to take my parents there w...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 19th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77716

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

James, a cute little spot with solid food in prospect heights has $35 corkage. For me, more of a brunch or date spot.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
November 1st, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5784

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

After reading this review I would never go to Peter Lugers. Curiosity got the best of me so I checked their website. It seems they have 2 locations and sell their prime steak mail order. With so many great steak houses and mail order prime steak available from places like Flannery it is another exa...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 31st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5784

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

If you’re in the hood and hankering for cholesterol, I’d take st anslem over Lugers any day.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 30th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

Wow that’s awesome. Cheers Robert
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 28th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 794

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

I find his Savagnin his best bottling...thanks for the note William. Didn’t he sell the vineyard to d’Angerville? What has become of it? All in D de Pelican? Still some floating around? Some went to his nephew, Frederic https://www.sipfinewine.com/wines/Frederic-Puffeney-Arbois-Tradition-2012-w4285...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
October 28th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 794

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

I find his Savagnin his best bottling...thanks for the note William.
Didn’t he sell the vineyard to d’Angerville? What has become of it? All in D de Pelican? Still some floating around?
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 30th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/T: 2007 Chandon de Brialles 1ers (Vergelesses / Cailleretes)
Replies: 0
Views: 220

FS/T: 2007 Chandon de Brialles 1ers (Vergelesses / Cailleretes)

They're all fine, but not my cup of tea. Have ~ a 4pk of each that I'm willing to trade or sell if we can't find a mutual exchange.

Feel free to offer a px or trade item. Of interest for me (in no particular order) would be Austria/Loire/Barolo/Barbaresco/Jura.

Bottles in NY in my eurocave.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 24th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 24454

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I don’t understand the vitriol directed towards Robert. He’s been a champion of Benetiere and other artisanal producers, and I salute his passion and dedication to the niche. I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the wines without his efforts let alone his exceptional pricing. The antagonism is only go...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 23rd, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 24454

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Against my better judgment given how contentious this post seems to have been, I'd like to add a data point to the discussion. A few NYers gathered last week to try the 15 Cordeloux. We consumed over a dinner alongside some peers ('12 Cordeloux, '14 Juge, '14 Gonon St Joe, a blind '16 Levet Journar...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 23rd, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 403
Views: 24454

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Against my better judgment given how contentious this post seems to have been, I'd like to add a data point to the discussion. A few NYers gathered last week to try the 15 Cordeloux. We consumed over a dinner alongside some peers ('12 Cordeloux, '14 Juge, '14 Gonon St Joe, a blind '16 Levet Journari...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 15th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 2442

Re: TNs: 2004 Ch. Pontet Canet, 2003 Joguet Clos de la Dioterie

Popped an 05 Joguet cdld on Friday. Excellent showing and gained steam after a 45 min decant. Was expecting a younger showing but hitting that rule of 15 spot right meow.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
September 10th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 77716

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

$38/btl Wayan, max 2 standard size.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 29th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

WvanGorp wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 7:43 am
Count me as a huge fan of Wayan. Maybe it was an off night. I’d recommend trying it again. Normally it’s great.
Admittedly we couldn’t order the Nasi Goreng (made with animal stock), the skewers, or other mains...so it’s a limited review.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 27th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went to Wayan last week as we couldn't secure a spot at Wayla and only were notified of an opening at Luthun rather late. On my modified Tuppatsch scale (ugh, meh, eh, okay, woah, schisse), I'd put it in the eh+ range. As a caveat, we ordered largely vegetarian (as my wife doesn't partake in the mea...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 22nd, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

Crown Shy tables hard to snag! Any updates since the earlier notes??
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 21st, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 170
Views: 13328

Re: New Espresso Machine

Have never been an espresso guy but out of demand bought the bullet for the office and got a Breville Bambino Plus. So far so good! Getting the tamp density/pressure down. Think I need to upgrade my Capresso Infiniti Burr for finer powder...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

ybarselah wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 6:59 am
Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Has anyone tried Luthun yet? Seems like they’re byo while they get their liq license.
super curious about this, but if they're doing that byo thing while waiting for the license, that's super risky.
I might go on Friday, will report back if I get a table / if they accept bottles.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 19th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

Has anyone tried Luthun yet? Seems like they’re byo while they get their liq license.
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 17th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

What a bummer to hear...
by Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡
August 16th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2456
Views: 152261

Re: New York City Restaurants

Plenty of walkins though at Rezdora. Good area to do walkins too...

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