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by paul hanna
November 7th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

So, 2014 was amazing for whites, 2015 was big and lush, 2016 was good but limited quantity due to hail, 2017 was good and abundant, 2018 was fine and 2019 is good? When was the last not-amazing Burgundy vintage? 2013.... Very much disagree with the notion 13 is lacking. May end up being very good f...
by paul hanna
November 6th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

Geoff F. wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm
So, 2014 was amazing for whites, 2015 was big and lush, 2016 was good but limited quantity due to hail, 2017 was good and abundant, 2018 was fine and 2019 is good? When was the last not-amazing Burgundy vintage?
2013....
by paul hanna
November 4th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2761

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

Just tasted both 2017 Musigny. Very impressive wines. The blanc may well be worth the price of admission. Their 2017's from barrel was all fantastic wines. They really need time - the Musigny and Bonnes Mares in particular, really 25-40 years to show their best. A slight stylistic change from 2007 ...
by paul hanna
October 2nd, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warming up to Pixies tonight. 1985 Kabinett and Spätlese
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Warming up to Pixies tonight. 1985 Kabinett and Spätlese

Saw them in London in the late 80's - they were awesome.
by paul hanna
September 29th, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 18
Views: 1209

Re: TN: 2007 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

I passed on this also, but the CdC does seem to be a Champagne that drinks really well in "lesser" years....
by paul hanna
September 29th, 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: TN: 2015 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets

Nice one mate!

Was going to say where did you find that here, as we just never see it, until I remembered you are away!
by paul hanna
September 23rd, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"

Kent Comley wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 10:24 pm
Paul, this gave the feeling that it was just moving past primary and has heaps left in the tank. FWIW direct import from France.
Hi Kent,


Yes, mine were also direct imports.

This was also the only wine out of the (very) problematic '07's that every bottle was good. Strange.
by paul hanna
September 22nd, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2010 Dom Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Mouchere"

Last 3 bottles of 2010 C/C and 2 bottles of Chevalier have all been premoxed or right on the verge, interesting that this wine seems to keep holding up?
by paul hanna
September 12th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Re: No One Knows

Just happy that I was the only one who picked the two DRC's blind - unless the Somm mixed them up too!
by paul hanna
June 20th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 2870

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Lovely looking food, and a nice write up, thanks Ray!

I am a big fan of their BdB - an underrated champagne!
by paul hanna
June 12th, 2019, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

The White Burgs including the 1969 Leroy Montrachet: https://i.imgur.com/daCtWmrl.jpg 2 1940's Champagnes: https://i.imgur.com/xfHM5UXl.jpg?1 The 2 Champagnes in glass: https://i.imgur.com/WeoWY8Il.jpg 1945 Violland, 1976 Gold Label De Vogue and 1978 Lamarche: https://i.imgur.com/1943eb1l.jpg
by paul hanna
June 11th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Any idea where those 69 Leroy whites came from? The 69 Leroy Meursault Charmes is also ageless. I can’t imagine what the Montrachet must be like. Thanks for sharing! We have had 4 or 5 '69 Leroy whites before, they were a museum release form the domaine around 10 years (?) ago. This bottle though, ...
by paul hanna
June 11th, 2019, 3:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1761

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

A really great night, surprising how well almost every bottle showed, and some were just magnificent! The 1937 bracket (how often do you see a bracket of ALL 1937's, from the same producer...so cool) was a real treat, with the Clos Vougeot a standout. https://i.imgur.com/GlaP7Vxl.jpg The 1969 Leroy ...
by paul hanna
June 9th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4388

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Faiveley Musigny is the rarest, and possible most underrated of the "top end non DRC" reds.

Fantastic quality, very rare (half the production of Roumier's Musigny) and, compared to many others, could really still be considered to be under priced....
by paul hanna
June 6th, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Good to see though a 2000 Bourgogne still in nice shape at almost age 20....

When the '00's first came out, I remember a people saying dumb things like "drink now or in 5-10 years max".
by paul hanna
June 5th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Had a bottle of the '99 the other week from an original case I bought on release - cost around $40, and very, very good for that price point....


Or so I thought, until I looked at the WS pricing (always a mistake), and the average price now is $308!


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by paul hanna
May 31st, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4488

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

A bottle of '78 LT we had - great fill, and the wine was in lovely condition (as you can see from the pic), but badly corked. [swearing.gif] The best bottle on the day was the '85 RB. (and it had the lowest fill....). '78 RB is perhaps the wine that has held up the best of the DRC '78's, if the colo...
by paul hanna
May 22nd, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1286

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

A perfect bottle of '69 Dom Oeno still probably the greatest Champagne I have had....
by paul hanna
May 20th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: TN: 1999 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin

Did it trend better or worse with time out of the bottle? Where does the 1999 vintage stand? The best I have seen for red. I have never had even a Bourgogne wine from the vintage that would be considered past it. Many 1er and Grand Crus are still supremely youthful. The musty aromas you experienced...
by paul hanna
May 16th, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It Just Gaudichots You
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: It Just Gaudichots You

Deadhead has a bit of a different connotation in Aus.....
by paul hanna
May 16th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2221

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Had a bottle of their 2017 AC Chablis recently off a list - drinking very well and a nice little wine for the price!
by paul hanna
May 15th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1938

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Really diverse range of food, very molecular - lots of spherification, foams, powders, gels etc, and some pretty out there flavor combinations....even some palate destroying Miracle Fruit. The others tried Champagne as a match, and we agreed the Sake (which was what they recommended as a pairing) wo...
by paul hanna
May 15th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2897

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

Agree with this...

A big fan of the p2 releases, and always fun to put them next to a properly stored original release bottle of the same vintage....
by paul hanna
May 15th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1938

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Had a great Sake tasting flight in Tokyo years ago at a very molecular restaurant where almost nothing else would have paired with the food (it was really diverse and totally out there, but very good) - was an absolute revelation! Maybe 7 or 8 Sake's, all different styles from a slightly sweet, ligh...
by paul hanna
May 15th, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It Just Gaudichots You
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: It Just Gaudichots You

This was such a fun dinner, and a real treat try try such an interesting lineup of some quite rare wines all in one go! I thought most of the wines showed well, and over all, I would have them higher pointed (from a qualitative point of view) than say other recent 1'er dinners we have done (Malconso...
by paul hanna
May 9th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne..."Red Burgundy Wine"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne..."Red Burgundy Wine"?

Never seen that before....

Rudy bottle?
by paul hanna
May 6th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Eden Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: TN: 2014 Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Eden Valley)

Sounds lovely, Could see '14 as a vinatgae that really suits their style. Haven't tried many recent releases of HOG, but have a lot of pleasant memories with many superb bottles of the '82, '86, '88 and '90 vintages over the years.... Often my proffered wine to Grange in many (older) vintages also.
by paul hanna
May 6th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?

Hard enought o get a lot of consumers to switch to screw caps, let alone wine in cans!
by paul hanna
May 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The first session.
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The first session.

I think many are just still too young. Much like the 75 and 86 vintages in Bordeaux, it will take a long time, but I think the wines will get there. Just had the 96 F. Mugnier Musigny and Fuees, and they were wonderful. If you are not liking you bottles of these, feel free to send them my way. All ...
by paul hanna
May 1st, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Yeah spot on with this wine. Bought a couple of cases of mixed '02 Raveneau's. The Butteaux is lovely drinking and into it's window (the MdT is even a better though), whilst the Clos - always really very highly regarded - is fantastic, but I have also had a couple of '02 Valmurs recently which have ...
by paul hanna
May 1st, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The first session.
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Re: TN: 1996 Burgundy Retrospective - The first session.

Can't actually remember even a single bottle of '96 red burg from any producer that I have had over the last 10 years (DRC, Leroy, Rousseau, Faiveley Musigny, Roumier etc) that has wowed me, and very few that have been better than just Ok.... Best bottle I do have noted was a '96 DRC RC, which I sco...
by paul hanna
April 25th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4971

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Yes,

Lovely notes mate - please bring me back a case of each!
by paul hanna
April 24th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005

FWIW,

Have had both the '03 and '05 Rayas a few times since then, wines that have both really come more into their own, especially the '03, which is just lovely drinking now....
by paul hanna
April 24th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005

Thanks for the great notes Paul. Wonderful wines. How were the bottles prepared? Decanted? Thnx Brodie Holy Necrothread! This was a dinner from 7 years ago, so I don't 100% remember, but at a guess I would have said standard practice would have been decanting all the wines at the start of the night...
by paul hanna
April 22nd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4971

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

For Paul Hanna. 2009 Vincent Girardin Chevalier-Montrachet, Grand Cru : Has a gentle lactic quality along with ripe orchid fruits. The mouth is filled with fruit, minerals and a dollop of butter. It is a large-scaled Chevallier, but also a wine of finesse. Enjoyed Chez Hall. www.burgundyman.com. A ...
by paul hanna
April 15th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4306

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

And we had the '15 Bruno Clair Beze a few months ago, was also singing on the day....maybe just caught it before closing down.
by paul hanna
April 15th, 2019, 2:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4306

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

A 2008 Domaine Robert Arnoux RSV at a RSV dinner I did late last year was almost my wine of the night, drank absolutely beautifully on the night, not at all closed or acidic....
by paul hanna
April 13th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 55
Views: 5335

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

Sounds like you guys are having a great time....

But - No Chevaliers still!!!
by paul hanna
April 7th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3561

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Had a second bottle of '96 Salon from a case I had in storage - still the greatest young champagne I have had, and just starting to really get in the zone, and 100% worth every cent....
by paul hanna
April 7th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 55
Views: 5335

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

Oh,

Ok, mate hope you guys enjoy!

Guess you won't be joining us for Mondy Table tonight then.....
by paul hanna
March 24th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2757

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

p@ulbortin wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 9:28 pm
I had a very small couple of sips of the 2001 Moose
that were disarmingly spectacular.
IMHO this wine was the best of the '01 Musigny's....
by paul hanna
March 22nd, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx
Replies: 68
Views: 4069

Re: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx

He was wrong on so many of those vintage,s but really only looking back with time, which is a hard thing to do.

Also, no great wines, only great bottles.
by paul hanna
March 22nd, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .
Replies: 31
Views: 2757

Re: 2016 Roumier Musigny for only . . .

Kent Comley wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 3:42 pm
Yep Dujac CdLR almost $1K here, Rousseau Beze and Chambertin $2K on secondary market. I have recalibrated my sights. It is difficult for me to realise $2K value from a bottle.
Kent,

Dujac CDLR here now more like $1200 plus, and Rousseau is hitting $3k.....
by paul hanna
March 18th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with Paul Hanna
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Lunch with Paul Hanna

Very light dinner Sanjay (although I did have a bit more of the left over Drouhin - very nice).

Lots of issues with '10 Boillots, but haven't had any with '10 PYCM - both these bottles were very fresh.
by paul hanna
March 17th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with Paul Hanna
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Lunch with Paul Hanna

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Yquem was a half bottle - really in the zone.

The Bruno Clair was so accessable and really quite pretty, and just a lovely drink. Have been working my way through tasting a number of their '14's and '15's and they are really very good.
by paul hanna
March 5th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8768

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

I try not to.
by paul hanna
March 2nd, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting Laughed At.
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Getting Laughed At.

First time I heard of you getting laughed at for having a small one mate....
by paul hanna
February 28th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An historic document : 1947 wines VanderMeulen. How much did a barrel of top wine cost in 1948 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: An historic document : 1947 wines VanderMeulen. How much did a barrel of top wine cost in 1948 ?

Very cool...

Thanks for sharing.

Even way back when, Burgundy was more expensive than top Bdx! neener
by paul hanna
February 26th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks poll
Replies: 47
Views: 2106

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks poll

What would anyone think if a European came to the US and wrote the following: I went to California where the food and wine is all supposed to be fabulous. I went into a restaurant that seems to be very popular called Applebees. The food was very mediocre and the wine list terrible. Then, the next n...
by paul hanna
February 23rd, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'Badass, aged red wines' at APL Hollywood, 2/21/19
Replies: 41
Views: 2327

Re: 'Badass, aged red wines' at APL Hollywood, 2/21/19

Nice steaks...

Didn't see the LB on the list.

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