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by eweininger
February 25th, 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine's naturalistic fallacy
Replies: 146
Views: 5526

Re: Wine's naturalistic fallacy

Thanks for this, William. Like everyone else, I very much enjoyed reading it. I do agree, completely, with the main argument of your essay, as I understand it. That said, I feel that this statement is perhaps too strong: "To acknowledge that terroir is a text to be interpreted and not a law tha...
by eweininger
December 26th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I was very lackadaisical about acquiring Clos Rougeard during the period (admittedly pretty short) when my collecting overlapped with its affordability. If there was a thread on regrets that was focused on the Loire, that would certainly be my first post. Anyway, while I haven’t sampled a wide enoug...
by eweininger
December 22nd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXXV
Replies: 32
Views: 2084

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXXV

I had some weird experiences with that Filliatreau. I’ve pretty much come round to the view that its a wine that’s best enjoyed on the younger side. The 2017 is a great everyday Loire cab franc, fwiw.
by eweininger
December 18th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Thanks for this. I’ve seen that kind of error in CT before—presumably due to users who get confused. I don’t think the admins have the time to track them all down and fix them. That aside, it’s nice to hear from someone who has actually tasted the wine. You should definitely report back on the Les D...
by eweininger
December 18th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15688
Views: 812069

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1999 Ch le Boscq, St. Estephe, out of a bargain bin. Not bad at all.
by eweininger
December 18th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Trying an Alliet Chinon VV 2018 for the first time (14 EUR) - bought a couple of his cuvées in 2018 vintage to try. This one is obviously young. It's also the first 2018 Loire I try. It is quite ripe and relatively full bodied. Tannis are present but relatively smooth. I would not pick this out bli...
by eweininger
December 14th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Julian—sounds like you were pretty taken with the Singuliere. Any info on the site where the vines are located? It’s not so easy to find here, unfortunately.
by eweininger
December 9th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 C & P Breton Chinon "Beaumont"
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: TN: 2016 C & P Breton Chinon "Beaumont"

I’d second the recommendation of the Clos Senechal cuvée as one that drinks well young but can also does well with some cellar time. The FdP has also been great the few times I’ve had it; the aromatics, in particular, are pretty wild. Nothing wrong with the Trinch either, for a mid-week option. At l...
by eweininger
December 4th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special
Replies: 19
Views: 2259

Re: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special

for some reason I haven't been offered much 2019 Prum yet. only 6 packs of WS Kab & Aus. hopefully I'll see more offers come across at good prices. If you're willing to deal with wine.com, using the oft-discussed coupons can get you some Prum 19s at decent prices. I just grabbed some WS spatles...
by eweininger
December 4th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Sorry to derail the thread into white territory, but does anyone know much about Julien Braud Muscadet? I can only find what I can Google, but I came across a bottle of his 2014 Monnières Saint-Fiacre and bought it because it was, well, a Cru Muscadet with a touch of age and well priced. Didn't wan...
by eweininger
December 2nd, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 151
Views: 15301

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added E. Pira Via Nuova and Vajra Bricco delle Viole)

Opened a '16 Schiavenza - Ceretta this evening with veal chops in a chanterelle cream sauce. Popped and poured, without a decant. Thanks for this, John. Can I ask whether you thought the alcohol stood out on this wine? I thought I remembered seeing something to that effect. It's labeled at 15%, but...
by eweininger
December 2nd, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Had a a really good bottle of 2009 Domaine de la Butte Bourgueil Mi-Pente tonight: “Effusive” is an apt term for the nose, which shows lots of ballpoint ink and currant, with some barnyard in the background and maybe a faint hint of wood char. The palate exhibits plenty of juicy red and black berry ...
by eweininger
December 2nd, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 151
Views: 15301

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added E. Pira Via Nuova and Vajra Bricco delle Viole)

Also, a belated thanks to Jim and everyone else who’s opened bottles and posted notes in this thread. I’ve relied on it quite a bit in putting together a small cross section of 2016s.
by eweininger
December 2nd, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 151
Views: 15301

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added E. Pira Via Nuova and Vajra Bricco delle Viole)

John Morris wrote: December 1st, 2020, 7:40 pm Opened a '16 Schiavenza - Ceretta this evening with veal chops in a chanterelle cream sauce. Popped and poured, without a decant.
Thanks for this, John. Can I ask whether you thought the alcohol stood out on this wine? I thought I remembered seeing something to that effect.
by eweininger
November 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 4361

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Jason R. wrote: November 21st, 2020, 3:58 pm ... it turns out I was also born in an outhouse in the Loire....
By my calculations, less than 12% of the red consumed at this shindig was Cabernet Franc. A minuscule fraction.

Happy birthday! But demonstrations of Loire fealty are called for.
by eweininger
November 24th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2755
Views: 330559

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

If you’re a fan of German Riesling, you might want to think about using some of the coupons floating around with the 2019 Donnhoff wines.
by eweininger
November 22nd, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: TN: TN: 2016 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio

Lovely wine. I just re-upped.
by eweininger
November 21st, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15688
Views: 812069

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Six pack of 2016 Proprietà Sperino Uvaggio. A really nice nebbiolo blend for its (modest) price.
by eweininger
November 20th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheapest Loire Cab Franc you could enjoy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1604

Re: Cheapest Loire Can Franc you could enjoy?

Château du Hureau Saumur-Champigny Tuffe I’ll also second the Tuffe—really nice wine for the price. Another good one in the same price range is Fosse-Seche Eolithe. Both can evolve nicely for 10-15 years in decent vintages. Filliatreau’s Le Grande Vignole is good too, and under $20; I lean towards ...
by eweininger
November 20th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheapest Loire Cab Franc you could enjoy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1604

Re: Cheapest Loire Can Franc you could enjoy?

I like all the ones on the list to some extent, though the Guion domaine and prestige I’m kind of so so on. The Joguet, at least when I’ve tried it, has been very old school, with some notable green flavors; I like it, but would avoid leaner vintages. Other good-to-great cheapies include Coulaine Ch...
by eweininger
November 20th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Recent bottles of Baudry Grezeaux and Guillot from 2009 and 2010 have shaken up my appreciation of the potential of good Loire CF, which I now rank among the best reds in my 'cellar.' An 09 Grezeaux a few months ago was one of the most enjoyable bottles I’ve opened all year. All the hallmark aromat...
by eweininger
November 14th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15688
Views: 812069

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1967 Damilano Barolo Bought a bottle of the 1967 Damilano Riserva a couple of years ago. Couldn’t find a lot of info on the wine, but notes on the regular bottling were so strong I figured it was a reasonable bet. Regardless, I do think you have cause to be optimistic (albeit cautiously—its 53 year...
by eweininger
October 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12775
Views: 519888

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Antoniolo Gattinara 2014. Haven’t tried the producer before.
by eweininger
October 24th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT
Replies: 19
Views: 2331

Re: 2016 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riservas - GOAT

I’d really appreciate it (and I imagine many others here would too) if there could be a dedicated thread where folks who sample shortly after release would post their tasting notes and any other thoughts they have on the wines.
by eweininger
October 20th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Interesting disjunction, Julian. Am I remembering right that there was a generational transition in the winemaking sometime in between the two vintages? To add to the timeline, I opened a magnum of the 09 Clos de l’Echo over the summer. It was neither epiphanous nor horrendous. Just a pleasant bottl...
by eweininger
October 18th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 3306

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

Gonna strongly disagree with Otto for 2014, at least when it comes to the Mosel...I think it's the weakest vintage in a long while. And 2012 is really an excellent vintage to me. Really beautiful, balanced wines with great precision and transparency. I don’t really sample widely enough year in and ...
by eweininger
October 18th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Thanks for the info, Julian. I agree with you. I just didn’t find anything that would make this producer stand out from the crowd (packaging aside). But I do have one more bottle. Maybe cellar time will coax something more interesting out.
by eweininger
October 18th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

Many thanks for the evocative note. Did this need a lot of air to open fully?
by eweininger
October 17th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Recently I sampled the 2015 Domaine Amirault St. Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Fondis. An interesting wine with a lacy texture and some nice herbal and spice notes, but it did mostly break down on day 2. The packaging is a bit ridiculous, with thick, heavy glass, and a thin neck with a wax-dipped cork. Ki...
by eweininger
October 11th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What? Gamay from The Loire.
Replies: 19
Views: 1011

Re: What? Gamay from The Loire.

Not at all unusual. Chidaine makes a tasty one that costs all of $16.
by eweininger
October 11th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12775
Views: 519888

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

[*] 2016 Domaine de Galouchey Le Vin de Jardin - France, Bordeaux (10/10/2020) Fun bordeaux made from a field blend of all permitted grape varietals, both red and white. Lots of Bordeaux typicity of plums and cassis but none of that brooding structure, with an emphasis on freshness. Meant to be dru...
by eweininger
October 11th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 44
Views: 2847

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

Don't have much experience with this wine, but the 2014 I had a year-and-a-half ago was seriously in need of 7 to 10 cellar years. Nothing bad , as it was just as good as being endorsed here. However, if I had more (which I wish), I won't drink now. Thanks, Ramon. I guess I should probably wait, as...
by eweininger
October 11th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard
Replies: 44
Views: 2847

Re: TN: 2012 Thierry Germain Domaine des Roches Neuves Les Memoires, Saumur Champigny - Not Rougeard

I just took delivery on a couple of bottles of the 2017. Is it a big waste to sample one now? Or do they tend to show well young (in decent vintages)?

Thanks for the notes.
by eweininger
October 9th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Barolo 2016 - What are you buying?

I just kind of dabble in Piedmont, given the prices and the aging curves. But I’ve bought some 2016s, only a couple of bottles each: Vietti—Castiglione Brovia—normale (would like to get some of the crus) Fenocchio—Cannubi, Bussia Burlotto—normale, Acclivi, Monvigliero F. Rinaldi—Cannubi, Brunate Wai...
by eweininger
October 8th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: October 8th, 2020, 7:50 am On release these wines carried no premium. Prices for jacked up once the vines succumbed to the louse.
Really regret not chasing this (and the Joguet) when I had the chance.
by eweininger
October 3rd, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 39
Views: 1288

Re: TN: 2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

I sense with this thread that we are once again in the land of acid extremes. There seems to be a group of wine drinkers for whom balance is a sin. Acidity needs to be obvious/blatant for them to be satisfied. Leaving aside the question of balance, guilty as charged. But in my defense, it’s not jus...
by eweininger
October 3rd, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1938

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

Riesling used to be really big and people like Jancis keep trying to resurrect it.But to paraphrase Yogi, if people don't want to drink it, you can't stop them. In the 70s, when I worked for a wine store, we sold '71s like there was no tomorrow. California rieslings sold well. Then more and more pe...
by eweininger
September 29th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Jean Tardy - Nuits St. Georges "Au Bas de Combe" Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits)
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: TN: 2013 Jean Tardy - Nuits St. Georges "Au Bas de Combe" Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits)

I bought a bunch of the Tardy wines from that Envoyer offer too. Haven’t opened a Nuits yet, but a 2012 Gevrey Champerrier VV was really good and drinking quite well. Also tried the 2013 Vosne Vigneux, but that one I have to say seemed like it needed a lot of time for the oak to integrate and the wi...
by eweininger
September 28th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 322
Views: 22664

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I don’t have a ton of experience with Lauer, but count me with those who prefer the non-trocken wines. The Senior is great at its price point.
by eweininger
September 28th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12775
Views: 519888

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night 🔥 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese Nose of white peach, green apple, fresh mint, and coconut with overlying petrol. On the palate some more honeyed and tropical fruit notes start to come into the foreground, intermingling with slate minerality. Medium in body...
by eweininger
September 27th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Robert - I always knew you were jealous of our royal family! I know you have a thing about that Clos de la Dioterie, but it's officially "only" 14°! Chris gave the Croix Boissée 98 pts and the Clos de la Dioterie 96 pts (it was the only Joguet in the line-up). As an Ovid man, you must be ...
by eweininger
September 27th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Otto Forsberg wrote: Whopping 15% alcohol.
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I guess they were...ahead of their time with this one?

My view of Couly-Dutheil was forever altered by a bottle of the 2005 Cuvée Madeleine, opened many years ago. Probably the worst Loire cab franc I’ve ever tried. I still get shivers thinking about it.
by eweininger
September 27th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I've been many times to Touraine and was planning on going later this year, but events have conspired against me! It's a great region to visit because you can combine wine tasting, winery visits and château visits. The best wine list I know is that of the Moulin Fleuri, which is near Montbazon, jus...
by eweininger
September 26th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

That is weird, Julian. There’s a pretty steady stream of Olga library releases here, with vintages going back fairly far (I bought a 79 at one point, which turned out to be corked). The 89 and 90 have been pretty widely available, at around $80 to $90. Random question: have you had an opportunity to...
by eweininger
September 25th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

2005 Olga Raffault Les Picasses is very endearing tonight. Mature but in no way old, almost silky in texture, with pretty fruit that has just a hint of ripe sweetness, and tons of cassis. Nothing remotely angular or rustic. Fit for polite company.
by eweininger
September 25th, 2020, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15688
Views: 812069

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Had the good fortune to stumble onto a couple of bottles of 2016 Burlotto Barolo (normale, Acclivi, and Monvigliero) at standard retail markup.
by eweininger
September 24th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Marc Plouzeau Chateau de La Bonneliere Chinon Les Cornuelles 2015 Bought a case of this based on my general appreciation for Plouzeau’s wines, especially the Franc de Pied, but mostly because it was $20 and Gilman rated it a 93-94. I think the rating is a bit generous, but for $20, it’s damn enjoya...
by eweininger
September 23rd, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Do you or anyone else have any experience with Domaine de l'R ? or know which of their curvees comes from from La Croix Boissée ? (Their website doesn't give any hints on this). I ask, partly, as my normal merchant in the UK has a case of the 2012 'Les Folies du Noyer Vert' on their broking list, w...
by eweininger
September 23rd, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 494
Views: 28986

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Wonderful, evocative, almost poetic note, Julian. (Makes me reflexively reach for my credit card!)
by eweininger
September 20th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine du Bel Air (Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier) Bourgueil Les Marsaules

How about Les Vingt Lieux Dits? Obviously cheaper than Marsaules but how’s the style? I’ve never been able to try it, unfortunately. Beyond the entry level wines, the only one I’ve sampled is a bottle of the 2010 Grand Mont, which was extremely impressive, but also just a tannic monster. It needs 1...

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