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by M Albert Bouffard
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent
Replies: 6
Views: 11050

Re: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent

Good man! Thanks Jeff.
by M Albert Bouffard
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent
Replies: 6
Views: 11050

Re: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent

I think my next trip to France is going to start in Lyon for Troisgros, move south to Valence for Pic, then keep going down to Avignon and maybe end up in Bordeaux. I don't know a lot about Rhone - any domaines you'd recommend as a good intro?
by M Albert Bouffard
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent
Replies: 6
Views: 11050

Re: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent

Yeah Taillevent is closed on the weekends. They have the best by the glass list I've ever seen. Last time, we drank Deutz -> 99 Leflaive Bienvenues Batard -> 1998 Haut Brion. And the prices were fair. Like a moth to the flame... I've heard the same about Troisgros, though I plan on cruising the list...
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent
Replies: 6
Views: 11050

Bordeaux lists at Troisgros and Taillevent

Anybody had experience w the Bordeaux selections at either of these places recently?
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Lunch w/ 3 champs, 15 white/red Pessac- Leognan, 2 Sauternes
Replies: 3
Views: 8321

Re: Lunch w/ 3 champs, 15 white/red Pessac- Leognan, 2 Saute

Blake, I always enjoy these tastings you post. You've got quite a group!
by M Albert Bouffard
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: My gf's wine smells more open than mine?
Replies: 3
Views: 8583

Re: My gf's wine smells more open than mine?

Next time you notice the phenomenon, have your girlfriend take the 2 glasses back into the kitchen and mark them. Have her blindfold you and see how many times out of 20 you can correctly identify which glass is which. Let us know the results. This presumes that you don't aerate the wine at an uneve...
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: The right glass...
Replies: 3
Views: 7111

Re: The right glass...

Jeff, I've got to say that I'm completely sold on the somm glass though the Riedel cabernet (which has a deeper bowl than the Bordeaux glass) seems to be a close second. I've had bad luck with the "mature bordeaux" glass as I imagine the wines would have to be VERY old. It closes the nose down with ...
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1966 Grand Puy Lacoste
Replies: 2
Views: 6264

Re: 1966 Grand Puy Lacoste

I love the 66s... do you have others Eric?
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 5
Views: 9393

Re: Coravin

Taillevent is using it, which I think is a big vote of confidence. You can get first growths and grand cru Burgundy by the glass. Thank you, Coravin.
by M Albert Bouffard
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: The right glass...
Replies: 3
Views: 7111

Re: The right glass...

Just the Burgundy somm series. I almost never break glasses and if they really flatter the wine I think they're worth the money. Have you tried the Riedel mature Bordeaux glass?
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: The right glass...
Replies: 3
Views: 7111

The right glass...

I recently bought a Zalto Burgundy glass and have found it a lot more flattering than the Riedel Vinum Burgundy. Does anybody have any experience with their Bordeaux glasses? Also curious about distinctions between the Riedel somm Bordeaux and the "mature Bordeaux". They Riedel site says of the latt...
by M Albert Bouffard
Tue May 05, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bordeaux... in Paris
Replies: 3
Views: 5593

Re: Bordeaux... in Paris

Well we'll see I suppose! I do love Burgundy and Rhone, too. We've only got a few days, but Pavillon Ledoyen, La Tour d'Argent, Taillevent, and Le Villaret are booked.
by M Albert Bouffard
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Chateau Daugue-Blanc 1957
Replies: 1
Views: 3704

Re: Chateau Daugue-Blanc 1957

No namer from a mediocre vintage. Add on attic storage and it's almost surely dead.
by M Albert Bouffard
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Burt Williams wedding, dinner w/ wines from 81`-97` et al
Replies: 1
Views: 3858

Re: Burt Williams wedding, dinner w/ wines from 81`-97` et a

Congratulations to your friend! Enjoyed the notes as always.
by M Albert Bouffard
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Bordeaux... in Paris
Replies: 3
Views: 5593

Bordeaux... in Paris

Jeff (and anybody else) - I'm headed off to Paris in May. Have you got any advice about restaurants/wine bars with good lists that aren't sold at an enormous mark-up? So far, the itinerary is La Tour d'Argent, Le Pre-Catelan, Ledoyen, Papilles, l'Ardoise, & Bistro Volnay (unlike you, Jeff, I do need...