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  • englishman's claret says:

    12/30/2015 7:10:00 PM - I saw that you were at La Ferme de la Ruchotte in Bligny-sur-Ouche this past June; I was there almost exactly one year prior. What a great spot! Frederic Menager is such a gentleman and a great chef, too.

  • burgundian says:

    12/22/2015 9:43:00 PM - Hi Al , are you going to attend the La Paulee , SF? If yes hope to meet you there

  • jlgnml says:

    12/18/2015 5:54:00 PM - Did you write up the notes from the Penfolds vertical in November?

  • H2OMansLibrary says:

    12/17/2015 7:19:00 PM - Hi, wondering which of the Williams Selyem vineyards you find to be the most Burgundian in nature.

  • GeoffGarfield says:

    11/21/2015 2:15:00 AM - Hi I've just joined this site and seen some of your posts and would be interested in your option on an Australian Chardonnay that we drank tonight. It was a 1982 Leeuwin Estate which we thought is drinking magnificantly, just like a French Chablis Grande Cur. Your thoughts...???

  • englishman's claret says:

    10/25/2015 5:02:00 PM - Hey thanks again for the Troisgros rec - we had a great time and I see that we're often the only two to have notes on the 2014 Hudelots! What a stunning line...

  • EMAZurich says:

    9/29/2015 8:15:00 PM - Many thanks for your quick reply Al! Great, will try to find some of the producers/wines you mentioned in auctions where I can try young and aged examples. Perhaps also a trip to Burgundy could help me to understand more about it... I'm lucky to live a 4 hours drive from there... Thanks again Al, your suggestions are well appreciated! Cheers, Edgar

  • EMAZurich says:

    9/29/2015 10:44:00 AM - Dear Al, I'm quite new to Burgundy (white) and thought it could be helpful to get in contact with some people seriously into these wines. If there is anybody really serious it's you... Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I understood Burgundy is at least as complicated as Piedmont and hence I'd need some help where to start. I love mineraly driven white wines, not heavy, buttery stuff. So far I tasted some wines from Mikulsky (Genervrieres 2007)and Fevre (Les Preuses 2012)... and I really loved this stuff. Are there any producers you can reccomend? I'm not looking for the stars, I'm looking for the ones doing really good stuff at reasonable price... if this exists in Burgundy. Kind regards from Zurich, Edgar

  • englishman's claret says:

    8/24/2015 9:45:00 AM - Thanks so much Al. I think those two facts are enough to push me into the Troisgros camp! I've enjoyed your notes; I've been getting into Burgundy over the past couple of years and you give a valuable reference point. So thanks for that, too! Hope to run into you some time at La Paulee.

  • englishman's claret says:

    8/24/2015 8:09:00 AM - Hi Al, I saw that you referenced Troisgros in your 07 Roumier Amoureuses note. I'm going to be in Lyon in October while going from the truffle festival up to Burgundy - but I'll only be there one night. So the question is... Troisgros vs Bocuse's place at the pont des collonges. Any advice? Marc

  • HowardTheDuck says:

    7/5/2015 12:20:00 PM - Interested in this serving this 1988 Beaune 1er Cru Tasting Lot, any thoughts/advice regarding order, pairings and decanting time? 4-bottle lot: - 1988 Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru "Champs Pimont" - 1988 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru "Les Champimonts", - 1988 Domaine Marchard de Gramont Beaune 1er Cru "Les Chouacheux" -1988 Domaine Louis Jadot (Héritiers) Beaune 1er Cru "Chouacheux".

  • HowardNZ says:

    4/25/2015 10:19:00 PM - Thanks Al, re 2009 acidity. That's what I'm finding too. Even though it was a sol year, 2009 Grand Cru white Burgs are showing good acidity eg the 2009 Boillot Le Montrachet we had the other week. Cheers, Howard

  • NineteenEightyTwo says:

    4/22/2015 9:59:00 AM - Appreciate the feedback on the '07 Bonneau Corton-Charlie. In unrelated news: it appears we were both at the Vega-Sicilia event at Tenzing last week. Sorry I wasn't able to catch you in person- been a fan of your tasting notes for a while.

  • Sundbyberg says:

    2/18/2015 2:18:00 PM - Hello again, I was told this wine comes from the owners private wineyard, and therefore never appears on the market. I can understand your reaction on the the price, but it would feel good if someone like you would consume it and then inform the rest of us how it was. Cheers!

  • Sundbyberg says:

    2/18/2015 1:59:00 PM - Hello Burgundy Al, Noticed that DRC left a bottle of Batard-Montrachet "resérve privée" 1995 behind after a tastting at a restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden. Should be something for you, I would assume (it is not cheap, though)? You find it at: http://www.operakallaren.se/images/uploads/document/Vinlista_20150120.pdf

  • burgundian says:

    12/22/2014 11:48:00 AM - Great tasting notes Al, went to beaune last year on my first trip to burgundy, met a few great producers. I would also like any information on the La Paulee, specially if held in San Francisco as I am from there. I believe there is one in NY in Feb. Thank you

  • galenico says:

    11/19/2014 4:19:00 AM - thanks a lot Al, tha't really kind of you. And of course congrats for all your precious work about burgundy!!

  • galenico says:

    11/17/2014 3:21:00 AM - Dear Al, I would like some infos about La Paulee... I read your notes from last year's Gala dinner.... wow!!! but did everybody attendind this dinner had the chance to taste all those 50 wines or only you and a few lucky professionals?? From all days programs, what would you suggest not to miss? thanks a lot for your help

  • FYC says:

    10/25/2014 11:35:00 AM - Hi, saw your note on the 83 Dujac CDLR. Do you remember the ullage? I'm considering buying a bottle from a reputable retailer but he ullage is about 3.5cm.

  • Gargantua says:

    1/27/2014 5:53:00 PM - HI Burgundy Al, Will you make it out to the Grands Jours this year? Find our palates often harmonize given your TNs and would love to meet in Burgundy if ever possible. You can reply privately at jonathan(at)winfieldflynn.com. Have a great evening.

  • Burgundy Al says:

    1/13/2014 4:02:00 PM - Bubba- I use my TNs on CT as the best way to personally track and "remember" what I tasted. I post older TNs that I find in files for that purpose. It has nothing to do with any chart. The date on any TN is approx when I tasted the wine.

  • BUBBA DAWG says:

    1/13/2014 3:35:00 PM - i see that you are one of the more prolific posters of tasting notes but i also see that many of your newly posted notes have older dates...have you re-tasted and adjusted your tasting notes or are they simply recycled to stay atop the CT charts...either way, thanks for info

  • Cabby says:

    11/19/2013 7:19:00 AM - what was the ullage of the '59 Latour?

  • Goodlett says:

    9/5/2013 8:26:00 PM - Burgundy Al, I live in Portland and have attended IPNC the last three years. That is quite the cellar you have created. I would enjoy meeting you attend next year .

  • BUBBA DAWG says:

    6/18/2013 2:27:00 PM - why does AM despise great US pinot except for rhys a couple of others

  • jordanwinery says:

    10/5/2012 10:26:00 AM - Thanks again for visiting Jordan on your trip a few years ago and for posting your comments on our 2002 Cabernet. Cheers!

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