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by Charles Weiss
December 6th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 16 CA Cabs/ Cab blends plus 2 champagnes and 85` Graham`s Port
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: Blind tasting of 16 CA Cabs/ Cab blends plus 2 champagnes and 85` Graham`s Port

Re the 1985 Grahams " this was the first release by Graham since the 1975, " I may be misunderstanding, but there were 1977, 1980, and 1983 VP bottlings in the interim.
by Charles Weiss
November 23rd, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from tonight: 2006 comtes, 2016 Beaucastel, 2001 Suduiraut
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: TNs from tonight: 2006 comtes, 2016 Beaucastel, 2001 Suduiraut

Bought but haven't tasted the 2016 Beaucastel and glad to hear praise for it. A few weeks ago I tasted the 2017 Beaucastel alongside the 2016 Coudoulet. I actually thought the Coudoulet had more to offer though I thought the 2017 Beaucastel had more elegance(!). The 2017 Beaucastel Blanc was delicio...
by Charles Weiss
September 30th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 518
Views: 35059

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

2009 Geyserville was just where I like them last night.
by Charles Weiss
September 27th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach Riesling Cuveé “M” 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: TN: Trimbach Riesling Cuveé “M” 2008

Eric Ifune wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 10:32 am
I've a few bottles left of the 1996 that I received at the domaine.
And....?
by Charles Weiss
September 27th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach Riesling Cuveé “M” 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 563

TN: Trimbach Riesling Cuveé “M” 2008

Though very familiar with Trimbach wines, I'd never had this cuvee or even heard of it before happening on it recently. Definitely a riper version of Alsatian Riesling than the entry level, CFE, or Clos Ste Hune, apparently coming from the more sun-exposed Mandelberg vineyard. Still dry, and still w...
by Charles Weiss
September 23rd, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 6 Northern and 6 Southern red Rhones
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Blind tasting of 6 Northern and 6 Southern red Rhones

Thanks for these notes!
Interesting about the 2000 Beaucastel. I’ve had it a number of times and it has always been Brett-free, the the point of me even nostalgic for a little touch.
by Charles Weiss
September 21st, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Carl Schmitt-Wagner Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Auslese
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: TN: 2001 Carl Schmitt-Wagner Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Auslese

Thanks. I have one left, most recent bottle 2011, so time for a treat.
by Charles Weiss
September 21st, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ferrando Canavese Rosso La Torrazza
Replies: 0
Views: 180

TN: 2016 Ferrando Canavese Rosso La Torrazza

Having loved all things Ferrando when I’ve been able to find them, I grabbed some of this entry level red. Very attractive wine. Color speaks to the Nebbiolo but the Barbera contributes depth and sweetness (not RS) of raspberry fruit. While another year might do good things, as it was a touch medici...
by Charles Weiss
September 18th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 32
Views: 2688

Re: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Here’s a comparative note on two of these wines from 2012, from April 2015: 2012 Domaine Faury Syrah Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes April 13, 2015 - I was quite interested to taste this in comparison to the 2012 Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes from Jamet that I had a few weeks ago. This is all ab...
by Charles Weiss
September 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 113
Views: 4795

Re: Barolo Sediment

A few years ago I made a shelf like an angled library bookshelf to hold bottles at an angle such that the bottom of the cork is in contact with the wine and the sediment collects at the bottom of the bottle. Mine is a few feet long and can hold lots of bottles.
by Charles Weiss
September 14th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do I have here? Thanisch & Son Beerenauslese
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: What do I have here? Thanisch & Son Beerenauslese

(from the importer Leonard Kreusch) "The "Thanisch und Sohn” (and son) estate is located in Lieser, just a couple miles from Bernkastel on the Mosel. The family began producing wine at the close of the Thirty Years War in 1648 in nearby Graach. Today, and for the past 11 years, owner-winemaker Jörg ...
by Charles Weiss
September 14th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Dinner with every wine showing great incl the best Grüner I've had, 4 amazing Barolos

Schloss Gobelsburg's wines have managed to wow me basically every time I have tasted them. Already from the entry level, they are remarkably impressive upon release, but they continue to improve wonderfully in the cellar. GV Lamm 2008 at 7-8 years of age still is one of the most astounding white wi...
by Charles Weiss
July 20th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86
Replies: 15
Views: 1295

Re: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86

My last bottle of 1988 Meyney, from a pretty lean (dare I say classic) was still drinking well last year.
by Charles Weiss
July 19th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6525

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Bali Hai.
by Charles Weiss
July 14th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2321

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Alan,
They were the La Forest. I agree with John Stimson
“2008 is very good but a bit richer and less classic.”
I think a vintage to drink relatively early.
Your bottle was certainly singing.
by Charles Weiss
July 12th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne

Dennis Atick wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:16 am
I'll admit, I had to google senescent.
I used to know what it meant, but I got old and forgot.
by Charles Weiss
July 12th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 43
Views: 2321

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thanks for the note. At what age do generally like to drink the VD Forest? I've never had one with more than 10 years of age and I am sitting on some 08, 09 and 10. I've had a few of the 2008, most recently last December. All have been clean. IMHO a good but not excellent vintage without the cut or...
by Charles Weiss
July 5th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing
Replies: 18
Views: 1793

Re: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing

It's cool that they made the correction and went above and beyond what most sellers would do. That's a retailer worth doing business with. But it's also a little sad that it mattered. Just imagine someone drinking the wine with some friends and really enjoying it, bursting with pride for having sco...
by Charles Weiss
July 5th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing
Replies: 18
Views: 1793

Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing

I want to give a shout out to what seems to me to be a best practice. A targeted communication to people who ordered the wine to let them know they need to and are welcome to rethink their decision. I received an email from a local store about a wine, with a glowing review by Josh Raynolds in Vinous...
by Charles Weiss
May 7th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 1119

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I’ve always liked the 2005. It is rounder than the 2004 and some other good vintages but it’s been my impression that was because of the ripeness of the fruit rather than a deficiency of acid. I have more Briords than anything other than JJPrum, so I’m grateful for the vintage variation.
by Charles Weiss
April 28th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

A bottle of the 2002 on 12/16/2017 (Greg, I can't remember if you were there hat evening in Harvard, MA) certainly seemed over the hill. CellarTracker notes range from too young to too old.
I have another bottle, so I'll have another crack at it.
by Charles Weiss
March 18th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

The 1998 scheurebe was great. I drank my last in 2012 “tropical but not slutty.”
I think the 1994 may have been even better.
by Charles Weiss
March 17th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: TN: 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

Hi David,
I had a bottle last May and from my less-glacial cellar "Bright acidity. Just a delicious wine." It was well-matched with Chinese style soft-shell crab.
Even 10 years ago the sweetness was very moderate.
by Charles Weiss
March 17th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting Old Whites w/ Blair...(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 545

1995 Baumard Savennieres

Earlier this month I had the regular Savennieres alongside the Clos du Papillon, both 1995 from Baumard. Obviously there will be be some bottle variation but the regular was quite dead whereas the Clos du Papillon was meritorious.
by Charles Weiss
March 17th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Are The Franconia Wines???...David??
Replies: 14
Views: 763

TN: 2007 Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg Abtswinder Altenberg Scheurebe Kabinett Franken (3/13/2019)

Here's a 11 y/o Scheurebe. (3/9/19) This unusual wine seemed right for a cull party, and turned out to be one of the most enjoyable of the many opened. Lovely nose and the palate was even more perfumed. Sweetness was legitimate kabinett level, though I'd expected more from a Scheurebe.The only flaw ...
by Charles Weiss
January 29th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three "Natural" Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: TN: Three "Natural" Reds...(short/boring)

It looks like the Elda may have a wink wink vintage designation. I have but haven’t tasted one with a small ‘L11’ on the label.
by Charles Weiss
December 29th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve wines
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Christmas Eve wines

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 6:08 am
Still finding Boxler in the Boston area Charles?
No David, but then again I try not to look these days. Nothing in Massachusetts on wine searcher as you probably already know.
by Charles Weiss
December 28th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve wines
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Christmas Eve wines

Doug Schulman wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 10:25 am
I keep telling myself to age some Clisson and then I drink all I buy within a year or two of release. I'm not surprised the '09 was showing so well for you. Nice lineup of wines.
Easy, you just need to buy more! And if that doesn't work, buy more.
by Charles Weiss
December 26th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Eve wines
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Christmas Eve wines

Some brief notes on our wines from Christmas Eve: 2017 Il Monticello Vermentino Colli di Luni Groppolo - Italy, Tuscany / Liguria, Colli di Luni Lovely, lovely wine. There is so much generic Vermentino that I'd forgotten how aromatic a wine it could be. Light on its feet like a dancer not showing th...
by Charles Weiss
December 26th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsace is dead at retail
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: Alsace is dead at retail

And Austria, fagettaboutit.
Must be the bottle.
by Charles Weiss
December 5th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wedding Wine Thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1412

Re: Wedding Wine Thoughts?

Congratulations!
Obviously well thought-out, and well-purchased over time!
Given the presence of some who might not like "sour" wines, and in the context of sausages, and given how good such wines are, you might include a bottle of fruity German Riesling instead of one of the GG's.
by Charles Weiss
November 15th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Visit to Madeira
Replies: 16
Views: 1390

Re: Visit to Madeira

D’oliveiras has a large tasting room and if you are able to make an appointment with a principal you will have an astounding tasting opportunity.

The island of Madeira is gorgeous, well worth a trip even if no wine we’re made or available to drink there!
by Charles Weiss
October 20th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: TN: 2006 Ridge Geyserville

Hi Greg!
I generally like these at 10-12 years but I thought my last bottle of the 2006 in 2011 was just right. As I recall the vintage had lots of ripeness and less structure than average.
by Charles Weiss
October 17th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Agree that the Kabinett is starting to come into its own. Holding on to a couple of 2001 Auslese Goldkapsels. Any ideas on when to crack one of these? My note from July 2018: Pure pleasure. rich but nimble, sweet but bright with acidity. Very young, and although this was very enjoyable now it will ...
by Charles Weiss
October 14th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In search of...Sandeman Royal Ambrosante
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: In search of...Sandeman Royal Ambrosante

The Amontillado was called Royal Esmeralda. The Imperial Corregidor and Royal Ambrosante were my favorites. I still have a bottle or two of each, I'm guessing purchased in the 70s. I think the Royal Corregidor can still be found, and it's pretty good, but nothing like the Imperial Corregidor was.
by Charles Weiss
September 29th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit
Replies: 21
Views: 2129

Re: Lisbon/Porto/Douro Visit Recommendations - November Visit

To second it, O Paparico in Porto had excellent food and was one of the most welcoming restaurants I've ever experienced. The roads through the vineyards above the douro are gorgeous. Incredibly serpiginous. If you have time, spend at least a day touring the area by car. I drove but for appreciating...
by Charles Weiss
September 19th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Kalin Cellars Sémillon
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: TN: 2000 Kalin Cellars Sémillon

Love their Semillon. A restaurant in Boston had an oder one on their list for a while. What a value.
by Charles Weiss
September 19th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Lanessan
Replies: 52
Views: 1827

Re: 2000 Lanessan

I'm old. I have the 1996, and nothing younger.
by Charles Weiss
September 18th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Review Sites Do You Subscribe To?
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: Which Review Sites Do You Subscribe To?

Bdklein wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Or we split the subscription fee?
Sorry, I don't think you get it.
by Charles Weiss
September 18th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Review Sites Do You Subscribe To?
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: Which Review Sites Do You Subscribe To?

Bdklein wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 6:36 pm
None. But I have a friend who subscribes to WS, Vinous, and Parker so I just use his login.
I don't mean to offend, but not sure I'd be proud of this.
by Charles Weiss
July 27th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP John Trombley
Replies: 23
Views: 1398

RIP John Trombley

Thanks David. Another here who never met him in person but knows that the world is a less generous, passionate, and erudite place without him.
Charles
by Charles Weiss
June 11th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pignan or Pialade x4?
Replies: 23
Views: 1032

Pignan or Pialade x4?

I’m a big fan of Des Tours. That said, the only Pialade I’ve purchased is the 2005 and it was shockingly good.
by Charles Weiss
June 9th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 1986
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Sociando Mallet 1986

My most recent bottle was in 2014 and I thought it was terrific and probably at last fully mature, but wasn't worried about rushing to drink my last two. Based on your bottle, I'm still not. Thanks for the note.
by Charles Weiss
May 31st, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BOSTON Offline - Cafe Mangal, Wellesley, MA (Thursday 6/7)
Replies: 46
Views: 1547

BOSTON Offline - Cafe Mangal, Wellesley, MA (Thursday 6/7)

Brian, thanks for keeping the list updated.
I’m still planning on bringing 2006 Fèvre Chablis Bougros Cote de Bougerots to pair with the 2004, along with a Bordeaux.
by Charles Weiss
May 30th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BOSTON Offline - Cafe Mangal, Wellesley, MA (Thursday 6/7)
Replies: 46
Views: 1547

BOSTON Offline - Cafe Mangal, Wellesley, MA (Thursday 6/7)

For my Bordeaux, either 1990 Sociando Mallet or 2001 Pichon Baron.
If we’re voting on Brian’s choice I’ll vote for the 1990 Beaucastel.
by Charles Weiss
May 29th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BOSTON Offline - Cafe Mangal, Wellesley, MA (Thursday 6/7)
Replies: 46
Views: 1547

BOSTON Offline - Cafe Mangal, Wellesley, MA (Thursday 6/7)

Since David K is bringing a 2004 Fèvre Chablis Bougros Cote de Bouguerots I can bring a 2006 if that’s of interest.
Cafe Mangal does a nice rack of lamb, so I’ll bring a Bordeaux.
Thanks for the heads up Doug.
by Charles Weiss
November 27th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Doug Schulman! TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert
Replies: 28
Views: 1304

For Doug Schulman! TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

Mike, you do not. However, it depends on the cuvee and vintage. Greg @ Envoyer has some things being offered and coming so this would be one closer choice, Mike. Chidaine makes about a dozen cuvees so it gets a little complex. Here is a roll-up that Jim Diven posted this year, which should help. Ch...
by Charles Weiss
November 27th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mostly 2015 Selbach Oster
Replies: 8
Views: 802

TN: Mostly 2015 Selbach Oster

Thanks for these notes. Are the Kab and Spat without vineyard designation the Selbach label rather than Selbach-Oster?

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