2010 Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Vieilles Vignes

Tasted at an offline.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

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2000 Clos du Marquis.  Last and best of the four bottles.  It has picked up weight, color, and complexity since my previous experience.  Worth picking up a few more.  

longboarder posted:

1990 IL Poggione Riserva BdM - a truly beautiful wine in a perfect place at the moment. 

I had 2 bottles of this which I brought back from Montalcino in 1997. Unfortunately they were both gone by 2005. Not that they were bad, they were both outstanding.

steve8 posted:
longboarder posted:

1990 IL Poggione Riserva BdM - a truly beautiful wine in a perfect place at the moment. 

I had 2 bottles of this which I brought back from Montalcino in 1997. Unfortunately they were both gone by 2005. Not that they were bad, they were both outstanding.

Steve. I bought an OWC in 2001 from a collector in NYC. Each bottle has been good but this one was great. Hadn’t tasted one in over 5 years so was very happy to see the remaining ones are in this special place. At least I hope so🤞.

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Last night with visiting bman and Wine + Art and Miami Atty and spouses. Some vintages may be off and on phone so sorry for typos

2008 Phillipanat Clois des Goisses

2013 Beaucastel Blanc

2017? Hartford Court  Jennifers Chardonnay

2003 Clerc Milon

2004 Tua Rita Syrah

2009 Janasse CDP

2017 Little Wings Syrah

2017 Penfolds RWT Shiraz

2003 Suidarat

Very nice night.  

2006 Sine Qua Non Grenache Raven Series

Took this to a BNO/GNO last night.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2013 Real Companhia Velha Douro Old Vines Quinta das Carvalhas

Random taster bottle.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

Hosting a wine dinner tonight for first time in what seems like a very long time. I shouldn't be as excited as I am, but I am.  

- Shrimp appetizer, 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill, and a blind Champagne from a guest who's recently returned from France

- Ginger and carrot soup, cashew garnish, 2008 J J Prum Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

- Roast salmon with vino cotto dressing, lemon risotto, 2008 Leroy Meursault 1er Les Boucheres

- Cheese (12-month Manchego, Telaggio, 4-year white cheddar), 1998 Sassicaia

- Asst. small pastries from local bakery, 2009 Selbach Oster Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Beerenauslese

 

Prep's all done; only the risotto will take a bit of time so I'm set to enjoy this evening!

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seaquam posted:

Hosting a wine dinner tonight for first time in what seems like a very long time. I shouldn't be as excited as I am, but I am.  

- Shrimp appetizer, 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill, and a blind Champagne from a guest who's recently returned from France

- Ginger and carrot soup, cashew garnish, 2008 J J Prum Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

- Roast salmon with vino cotto dressing, lemon risotto, 2008 Leroy Meursault 1er Les Boucheres

- Cheese (12-month Manchego, Telaggio, 4-year white cheddar), 1998 Sassicaia

- Asst. small pastries from local bakery, 2009 Selbach Oster Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Beerenauslese

 

Prep's all done; only the risotto will take a bit of time so I'm set to enjoy this evening!

Very nice my friend. I’m sure you enjoyed. Cheers!

seaquam posted:

Hosting a wine dinner tonight for first time in what seems like a very long time. I shouldn't be as excited as I am, but I am.  

- Shrimp appetizer, 2002 Pol Roger Winston Churchill, and a blind Champagne from a guest who's recently returned from France

- Ginger and carrot soup, cashew garnish, 2008 J J Prum Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

- Roast salmon with vino cotto dressing, lemon risotto, 2008 Leroy Meursault 1er Les Boucheres

- Cheese (12-month Manchego, Telaggio, 4-year white cheddar), 1998 Sassicaia

- Asst. small pastries from local bakery, 2009 Selbach Oster Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Beerenauslese

 

Prep's all done; only the risotto will take a bit of time so I'm set to enjoy this evening!

Sounds great, enjoy!!

2015 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Mass Selection Block 10

Tasted at an offline.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

With fellow forumites mareff, winedrmike, greenmike, Dave, Tom, Brian, and wives:

Billecart Salmon NV

1997  Tignanello

1950 Bodegas Berberana Gran Reserva (WOTN)

2011 SQN Dark Blossom 2011

1970 Inglenook (91)

1987 Vega Sicilia

1989 Dunn Howell Mountain

2001 Mouton

1989 Ride Monte Bello

1970 Beychevelle

1988 Leoville Las Cases

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

doubled posted:

With fellow forumites mareff, winedrmike, greenmike, Dave, Tom, Brian, and wives:

Billecart Salmon NV

1997  Tignanello

1950 Bodegas Berberana Gran Reserva (WOTN)

2011 SQN Dark Blossom 2011

1970 Inglenook (91)

1987 Vega Sicilia

1989 Dunn Howell Mountain

2001 Mouton

1989 Ride Monte Bello

1970 Beychevelle

1988 Leoville Las Cases

The 1950 Berberana Rioja was a great surprise.  Checking my records, I picked that up in an auction about 9 months ago for the all-in price of $74.  Those sort of gems don't come around too often.

Also had a 2004 Chateau Coutet with dessert.  Speaking of food, North Square restaurant in Greenwich Village was a great call DoubleD. Food was good, reasonably priced and corkage was only $15.

My WOTN was the '87 Vega Sicilia Unico- fantastic right out of the gate. The '01 Mouton is in a great spot right now.  I think there was a touch of bret on the '88 LLC, but otherwise all of the wines were great.

winedrmike posted:
doubled posted:

With fellow forumites mareff, winedrmike, greenmike, Dave, Tom, Brian, and wives:

Billecart Salmon NV

1997  Tignanello

1950 Bodegas Berberana Gran Reserva (WOTN)

2011 SQN Dark Blossom 2011

1970 Inglenook (91)

1987 Vega Sicilia

1989 Dunn Howell Mountain

2001 Mouton

1989 Ride Monte Bello

1970 Beychevelle

1988 Leoville Las Cases

The 1950 Berberana Rioja was a great surprise.  Checking my records, I picked that up in an auction about 9 months ago for the all-in price of $74.  Those sort of gems don't come around too often.

Also had a 2004 Chateau Coutet with dessert.  Speaking of food, North Square restaurant in Greenwich Village was a great call DoubleD. Food was good, reasonably priced and corkage was only $15.

My WOTN was the '87 Vega Sicilia Unico- fantastic right out of the gate. The '01 Mouton is in a great spot right now.  I think there was a touch of bret on the '88 LLC, but otherwise all of the wines were great. 

Thanks Mike.  I love the Berberana.  Not only was it a treat, but it was also delicious.

The Ridge, Vega, Dunn HM, and Mouton didn't disappointment.  They were so good that I can't pick one over the other.  I didn't notice the brett on the LLC.  I thought it was lovely as was the Tig.  They were the next tier.  The Inglenook was still alive and drinking well.  Hard to compete with the younger wines.

Saturday  night with Allred, slipstichpass and our wives at Bite Cafe:

2011 Rene Geoffroy Champagne Premier Cru Volupte
NV Coessnes Champagne Rose de Saignee Largillier
NV Andre Clouet Champagne Un jour de 1911
2008 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc
2012 Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard
2012 WesMar Pinot Noir Hellenthal Vineyard
2012 Ceritas Piinot Noir Hellenthal Vineyard
2003 Chateau Filhot

It was interesting to see the Ceritas and WesMar Hellenthals side by side.  Every bottle showed excellent, and Bite Cafe is a great BYO spot in Chicago if you are looking for a casual night with excellent food.

Last night we had a 2012 Paloma Merlot with is drinking beautifully, but definitely needs a decant for sediment.

csm posted:

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

CSM-I met with Roberto in February and he acknowledged that the corks used in his wines were experiencing issues through the 2009 vintage. He switched cork suppliers for the 2010 vintage and has not seen issues since. He made the switch as soon as he realized the problem. 

longboarder posted:
csm posted:

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

CSM-I met with Roberto in February and he acknowledged that the corks used in his wines were experiencing issues through the 2009 vintage. He switched cork suppliers for the 2010 vintage and has not seen issues since. He made the switch as soon as he realized the problem. 

He must have still had some bad corks to use up after he switched.  It was the 2010 vintage that I had trouble vis corks.  Have you been buying them since (2011+) Longboarder?  It was great wine, but too many bad corks for me.

 

2010 Jadot Beaune Greves

1999 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis

2013 Bersano Barolo Nirvasco

2012 Taupenot Merme Corton Les Rognets

 

Catching up with SPO last night and another buddy for some vino and food.  All showed well:

2015 Walter Scott X-Novo Chardonnay

2015 El Molino Rutherford Pinot Noir

2008 RASA QED (Syrah blend)

2001 La Rioja Alta 904

1998 Chateau Raymond Lafon Sauternes

2007 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Served with a dinner last night of Ina Garten Herb Roasted Turkey Breast.  Tasting note posted to CellarTracker and blogged.

thelostverse posted:

Saturday  night with Allred, slipstichpass and our wives at Bite Cafe:

2011 Rene Geoffroy Champagne Premier Cru Volupte
NV Coessnes Champagne Rose de Saignee Largillier
NV Andre Clouet Champagne Un jour de 1911
2008 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc
2012 Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard
2012 WesMar Pinot Noir Hellenthal Vineyard
2012 Ceritas Piinot Noir Hellenthal Vineyard
2003 Chateau Filhot

It was interesting to see the Ceritas and WesMar Hellenthals side by side.  Every bottle showed excellent, and Bite Cafe is a great BYO spot in Chicago if you are looking for a casual night with excellent food.

Last night we had a 2012 Paloma Merlot with is drinking beautifully, but definitely needs a decant for sediment.

That 12 Paloma is pretty chunky. I think we found a whole grape in a bottle

vincentric posted:
longboarder posted:
csm posted:

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

CSM-I met with Roberto in February and he acknowledged that the corks used in his wines were experiencing issues through the 2009 vintage. He switched cork suppliers for the 2010 vintage and has not seen issues since. He made the switch as soon as he realized the problem. 

He must have still had some bad corks to use up after he switched.  It was the 2010 vintage that I had trouble vis corks.  Have you been biuying them since (2011+) Longboarder?  It was great wine, but too many bad corks for me.

 

I have his wines back to his first vintage (2004). I did see a problem with the corks in the ‘06 Riserva. Interestingly, not in the ‘06 normale. I have opened some ‘11 BdMs and no cork issues. I haven’t opened a ‘10 BdM but have opened the RdMs with no issues. He did switch cork producers in 2010 when he found out the issue with the previous supplier. Sorry about your 2010s. I am still buying his wines and have all Brunelli through 2015 (no 2014 since he didn’t bottle one). 

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longboarder posted:
vincentric posted:
longboarder posted:
csm posted:

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

CSM-I met with Roberto in February and he acknowledged that the corks used in his wines were experiencing issues through the 2009 vintage. He switched cork suppliers for the 2010 vintage and has not seen issues since. He made the switch as soon as he realized the problem. 

He must have still had some bad corks to use up after he switched.  It was the 2010 vintage that I had trouble vis corks.  Have you been biuying them since (2011+) Longboarder?  It was great wine, but too many bad corks for me.

 

I have his wines back to his first vintage (2004). I did see a problem with the corks in the ‘06 Riserva. Interestingly, not in the ‘06 normale. I have opened some ‘11 BdMs and no cork issues. I haven’t opened a ‘10 BdM but have opened the RdMs with no issues. He did switch cork producers in 2010 when he found out the issue with the previous supplier. Sorry about your 2010s. I am still buying his wines and have all Brunelli through 2015 (no 2014 since he didn’t bottle one). 

Good to hear that the cork issue has been dealt with.  The wine that wasn't affected was delicious. 

2012 Stefania, Restitutor Orbis, Spur Ranch

That was my last bottle and it was surprisingly advanced. Based on it, if you have any I'd say drink sooner than later.

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Served last night with Grilled Pork Chops.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2016 Domaine Francois Lumpp Givry A Vigne Rouge Premier Cr

2016 Pierre Gelin Fixin

2016 Albert Bichot Gevrey Chambertin Les Murots

azwiese posted:

Catching up with SPO last night and another buddy for some vino and food.  All showed well:

2015 Walter Scott X-Novo Chardonnay

2015 El Molino Rutherford Pinot Noir

2008 RASA QED (Syrah blend)

2001 La Rioja Alta 904

1998 Chateau Raymond Lafon Sauternes

That was fun, thanks. I also enjoyed all the wines.

I forgot to post what Mimik and I drank last week one evening with our better halves and another friend.

2018 Pearce Predhomme, Chenin Blanc, Old Vines

2016 Heitlinger, Pinot Blanc, Eichelberg GG

2018 Domaine Thymiopoulos, Naoussa, Xinomavro, Young Vines

2009 Roger Sabon, CdP, Le Secret des Sabon

The Sabon was outstanding. One of the best CdP's I've had for a while.

And then last few days

2014 Domaine Billaud-Simon, Chablis, Tete D'Or

2016 Domaine Sigalas, Santorini, Assyrtiko

2012 El Regajal, Vinos de Madrid, Galia

Note to self: Next time the Sigalas is released don't mess around buying a bottle or two, buy a case.

The Sigalas Assyrtiko is a consistently excellent wine. A shame that the price is about $30 for the last release. They've got some of their higher end wines online at the LCBO in the $60-$90 () range, but I've never had them.

What's the going rate at the SAQ?

Last week at Eight Tables in SF at a special dinner prepared by Laurent Manrique, first Exec Chef of the original Aqua restaurant (in order of pouring):

2003 Krug Brut
2007 Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet 
2014 Latour-Giraud Meursault-Genevrières (from magnum)
2012 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin Les Champs-Chenys (90 y/o vines, from magnum)
1969 Jean Gros Clos de Réas
1970 LdH Viña Tondonia
1982 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
1992 Cheval Blanc (from Imperial)
1937 D’Oliveras Sercial Madeira 
 
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Dear friend in town for a quick biz trip, so another dear friend and several other folks gathered for dinner this past Thursday at The Morris.  With the out of town dear friend and another mutual acquaintance, we shared a pre-dinner bottle of 2017 Comte Liger-Belair Clos Du Château Monopole.  We had the foresight to request this be decanted for 5 hours, and it certainly made for a very positive experience.

At dinner, we had:

1999 Chave Hermitage
2004 JJ Prum Bernkasteler Johannisbrunnchen Eiswein
2006 Louis Roederer Cristal
2009 Bizot Vosne-Romanée 
2010 Arpepe Sassella Stella Retica Riserva
2011 Allemand Cornas (Sans Soufre)
2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
2014 Marcel Juge Cornas
2017 Roulot Clos des Bouchéres

As usual, the Juge was the star.  Chave was unfortunately corked.  Prum, Cristal, Allemand and Roulot all were singing as you’d expect.  Mascarello was good, but too young.  Bizot was weird funky, and not necessarily in a good way (bottle wasn’t off, just stylistically funky).  Arpepe was decent, but simply outclassed by everything else.  

Nightcap was a pour of 2019 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon.  Fun times!
 
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2005 Silvio Grasso, Barolo, Pi Vigne

Very good, but the bottle I opened 3 years ago was better.

2010 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes

Somewhat disappointing. Not even close to the 2005.

 

vincentric posted:
longboarder posted:
vincentric posted:
longboarder posted:
csm posted:

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

CSM-I met with Roberto in February and he acknowledged that the corks used in his wines were experiencing issues through the 2009 vintage. He switched cork suppliers for the 2010 vintage and has not seen issues since. He made the switch as soon as he realized the problem. 

He must have still had some bad corks to use up after he switched.  It was the 2010 vintage that I had trouble vis corks.  Have you been biuying them since (2011+) Longboarder?  It was great wine, but too many bad corks for me.

 

I have his wines back to his first vintage (2004). I did see a problem with the corks in the ‘06 Riserva. Interestingly, not in the ‘06 normale. I have opened some ‘11 BdMs and no cork issues. I haven’t opened a ‘10 BdM but have opened the RdMs with no issues. He did switch cork producers in 2010 when he found out the issue with the previous supplier. Sorry about your 2010s. I am still buying his wines and have all Brunelli through 2015 (no 2014 since he didn’t bottle one). 

Good to hear that the cork issue has been dealt with.  The wine that wasn't affected was delicious. 

LB, I opened a 2006 normale last week. As soon as I removed the foil I could see wine had been leaking out the top of the bottle. Sure enough, the cork had a streak from bottom to top. As with csm's Riserva the wine was still good, but was headed down a pruny path well before its time. 

I was a QB fan and even helped facilitate several group purchases by local winos from the agent in Quebec.  But with so many other great wines out there yearning for my earnings, I'm also done with this brand until I see and taste concrete proof this issue is behind them.  

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2018 J. Mourat Val de Loire Collection Rouge - nice Loire red that is cab franc, negrette, gamay and pinot noir.

Continuing French wine consumption as our trip was cancelled:

Laurent Perrier NV

2017 Domaine Arnoux Peres et Fils Chorey les Beuane Les Baeumonts

2015 Ch. Leoile de Clotte St. Emilion Grand Cru

2015 Ch. Lanessan Haut-Medoc 

And as we had smoked short ribs last night

2017 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage 

 

 

 

2005 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Tasted at an offline.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2016 Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli Amber

2005 Copain James Berry Roussanne

2014 Ch. Pradeaux Bandol

2016 Comando G Bruja de Rozas

2004 Oberschulte Syrah Monte Rosso

1997 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

2016 bedrock dolinsek ranch.

My wife loves bedrock and I understand why drinking this. Wow it was good. Juicy, structured, fun but serious. Especially for a $39usd wine. Better on the second day. 

2016 Melville Sandy's Pinot Noir

A beauty that I bought at the winery with really good whole cluster concentration and a beautiful basket of spices. Burgundy profile from an excellent California producer.

IW

italianwino posted:

2016 Melville Sandy's Pinot Noir

A beauty that I bought at the winery with really good whole cluster concentration and a beautiful basket of spices. Burgundy profile from an excellent California producer.

IW

Love that wine!  I’ve had it 3 times and, true story, I’m drinking the regular ‘16 as I type this. The Sandy’s is usually way ahead of the regular for me but in ‘16 I actually think it is closer. Also, just reloaded my Melville Sandy’s yesterday and my basic ‘16 on Friday for this shut-in. At $50 for the Sandy’s (across vintages) and $35 for the ‘16 regular I find these amongst my favorite CA Pinots from a value proposition. And the Sandy’s is one of my favorites even leaving aside cost!

 

cheers!

2006 Château Bonnin Pichon Grande Réserve

Served last night with a big, thick NY Strip.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2006 Mastrojanni  Brunello di Montalcino Schiena d'Asino  - A disappointing wine in a  good vintage.

bomba503 posted:

Let's just call it for what it is. Household wine consumption in my home is trending way up. How about yours?

Well... I'm trying to stay healthy and not do anything in excess, but I purchased 67 bottles of $16-$70 wine over the weekend in anticipation of wanting a couple of glasses most nights for the foreseeable future.

(Also stocked up on Allagash Tripel, my go-to beer) 

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winetarelli posted:

Well... I'm trying to stay healthy and not do anything in excess, but I purchased 67 bottles of $16-$70 wine over the weekend in anticipation of wanting a couple of glasses most nights for the foreseeable future.

(Also stocked up on Allagash Tripel, my go-to beer) 

I mean, 67 bottles seems like a lot.  But then I realized that without sports to watch, or the kids' sports to coach/watch, I spend a decent amount of time perusing Winebid and online auctions...not to mention taking a look at the deals that some wineries are throwing out there.  There is a decent chance my purchases go up quite a bit over the next few weeks!

2005 Terredora, Taurasi, Pago dei Fusi

I don't believe I've ever had an Aglianico with this much age so no idea what it should taste like, but it was tasty. Not the 94 tasty that Galloni gave it, but still excellent. Very slight balsamic note suggests drinking it sooner than later. The wine definitely gained some weight with time in the decanter.

2005 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé Cuvée Palmes d'Or

Tasted at an offline.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2011 Telmo Rodriguez 'Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra'

Totally hid the 15% alcohol. Bright and crunch at opening and deepened with a few hours. 

2014 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

Tasted at an offline.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

vint posted:
vincentric posted:
longboarder posted:
vincentric posted:
longboarder posted:
csm posted:

2006 Querce Bettina Brunello Riserva.  

Wine was very nice but more advanced than I expected at this stage and, as has been my recent experience with this producer, the cork was saturated almost 90% of the way through.  2 more bottles from them in the cellar but no more will be purchased until they clean this up. 

 

CSM-I met with Roberto in February and he acknowledged that the corks used in his wines were experiencing issues through the 2009 vintage. He switched cork suppliers for the 2010 vintage and has not seen issues since. He made the switch as soon as he realized the problem. 

He must have still had some bad corks to use up after he switched.  It was the 2010 vintage that I had trouble vis corks.  Have you been biuying them since (2011+) Longboarder?  It was great wine, but too many bad corks for me.

 

I have his wines back to his first vintage (2004). I did see a problem with the corks in the ‘06 Riserva. Interestingly, not in the ‘06 normale. I have opened some ‘11 BdMs and no cork issues. I haven’t opened a ‘10 BdM but have opened the RdMs with no issues. He did switch cork producers in 2010 when he found out the issue with the previous supplier. Sorry about your 2010s. I am still buying his wines and have all Brunelli through 2015 (no 2014 since he didn’t bottle one). 

Good to hear that the cork issue has been dealt with.  The wine that wasn't affected was delicious. 

LB, I opened a 2006 normale last week. As soon as I removed the foil I could see wine had been leaking out the top of the bottle. Sure enough, the cork had a streak from bottom to top. As with csm's Riserva the wine was still good, but was headed down a pruny path well before its time. 

I was a QB fan and even helped facilitate several group purchases by local winos from the agent in Quebec.  But with so many other great wines out there yearning for my earnings, I'm also done with this brand until I see and taste concrete proof this issue is behind them.  

I can understand your frustration. I have younger vintages and will report the cork status as I begin to open them. Sad that excellent wine like this can be damaged by poor corks. 

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot

Pre-coronavirus bottle ordered off a wine list.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2016 Bedrock Compagni Portis

Field-blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Roter Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay. Massively aromatic. 

robsutherland posted:

2016 Bedrock Compagni Portis

Field-blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Roter Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay. Massively aromatic. 

Big fan of that vineyard. Too bad they only make a little as does Bedrock. I know Shane T is also. You like?

bomba503 posted:
robsutherland posted:

2016 Bedrock Compagni Portis

Field-blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Roter Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay. Massively aromatic. 

Big fan of that vineyard. Too bad they only make a little as does Bedrock. I know Shane T is also. You like?

You mean Carlisle as the other? 

I love it. It's not a Gewürzt, it's not riesling. You can stick your nose in it all night and it ages really well. 

This month so far from the top of my head 

2000 In flagrante SQN

1998 Mommessin Clos de Tart

1996 Único 

1989 Pichon de Longueville 

1995 Heidsieck Bland des Millenaires 

2018 Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly La Croix des Rameaux 

2nd time in as many weeks.  Stunning wine.  Rusticity meets Cru Beaujolais.  I think I like this even more than any vintage I've had of everyone's go-to Foillard Morgon Cote du Py.

Correct Rob I meant Carlisle. Fyi Arnot Roberts makes an Old Vine White wine Heinstein Vineyard. It's adjacent to Compagni Portis vineyard and supposed to be very similar

Tonight:

1994 Vega Sicilia Valbuena

2014 Novicium

2015 Limerick Lane Russian River Zin

 

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2001 Allegrini Villa Giona. Paired with annoyance, a bit of desperation, and a delicious veggie dinner.  A very nice and surprisingly young tasting and feeling BDX blend from Veneto.

racer117 posted:

2001 Allegrini Villa Giona. Paired with annoyance, a bit of desperation, and a delicious veggie dinner.  A very nice and surprisingly young tasting and feeling BDX blend from Veneto.

I've always wondered what to pair with annoyance and desperation. Thanks Racer.

Last couple of nights we had

2015 Castello di Volpaia, Chianti Classico

2013 Pearl Morissette, Chardonnay, Cuvée Dix-Neuvieme

2005 Chateau de Chorey, Beaune, Les Cras, Vieilles Vignes

FWIW, the previous bottle of Chorey I opened 5 years ago was better than this one.

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