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by Sanjay Nandurkar
January 13th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

Of recent vintages :2001 and 2007. I was initially skeptical of 2007 as it looked big, unctuous, and more forward than what I was expecting especially comparing it to the style of 2001. But I opened a half bottle of 2007 few weeks ago. Whilst rich and intense it has retained focus and clarity. It wa...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
January 10th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3378

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

We are planning a CSD offline later this year. Lets see which producer shows the best.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
January 10th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3378

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

We are planning a CSD offline later this year. Lets see which producer shows the best.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 23rd, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?
Replies: 37
Views: 1782

Re: Your top 5 vintages of Pichon Baron 1990 - 2010 on?

1990
1996
2000
2005
2009
(Not tasted 1989)
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 19th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 66
Views: 5093

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Its an high acidic vintage- often screeching acidities in the village vines. At release I tasted many wines Village and 1er cru and found them lacking in fruit and overwhelming acidity. However, I did a comprehensive tasting of Rousseau and found them to be very attractive. Purchased quite a few cas...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 16th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Les Amoureuses Dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Les Amoureuses Dinner

Thanks for the write up.

Groffier has an interesting character to it that makes it almost stand out in a blind tasting. Very perfumed, slightly cloudy and a sweet light soy like mouthfeel.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 16th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Clos St Jacques Dinner - all 5 producers

Nice tasting. Had most of them individually but not all producers in a line up.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 15th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: TNs: 2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Beaumonts

Opened a H-N 2012 Suchots earlier this year fora H-N offline. Looked fabulous.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 15th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux lunch w/16 wines incl Margaux,Ausone,Pichon Lalande,Ducru,Leoville Lost Cause,Cos,Pichon La La ++
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Bordeaux lunch w/16 wines incl Margaux,Ausone,Pichon Lalande,Ducru,Leoville Lost Cause,Cos,Pichon La La ++

Las cases 1996 and 2000 are moving at a glacial pace. Had the '89 Pichol Lalande some time ago. Very nice and also fully resolved. Liked the 2000 Pichon too.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva

However, I don't drink rum that often. Or Gin, or Vodka for that matter.
So the QPR would rest with some single malt whisky as it is my favourite spirit.
Ardberg 10 is a good choice as per Paul.others:
Glenfarclas 15
Oban 14
Clynelish 14
Lagavulin 16
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva

I like Diplomatico rum too . Their 'riserva' is well priced. However, their 2000 vintage rum was the best rum i ever had. Little pricey but worth it.
Others such as Kraken, mount gay, ron zacapa did not appeal to my palate.

Have yet to try the Appleton that Paul mentioned.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: TN: 1999 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons, Grand Cru

Think the 1988, 1990 or 1993 will be ready any time in the next ten years? I am still waiting on them. Hi Maureen, the only truly mature Faiveley CdC I have had was the 1964. Also have the 1990 in the cellar. Will try one next year as part of 30 year look back on the 1990 vintage. But my impression...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 674
Views: 44498

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I like that Clynelish 14 quite a bit. I was introduced to it by a whisky bar owner in Taiwan who has a great Scotch selection. Many reviews say it has a characteristic aroma of wax, and that seems to ring true (in a good way, of course :-) ). I like its unique flavour profile. tasted it for the fir...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 674
Views: 44498

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Some updates--just general impressions. All these generously provided by Berto Dorta. Laphroaig 25 year. Again, believe a distillery bottle. Definitely the best Frog I've ever had. A powerhouse but so much flavour and character behind it, it keeps talking--and a lot more than just peat and smoke--l...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 674
Views: 44498

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Bought a bottle of Knockando 18 in Barcelona. This used to be a favorite but it doesn't seem to be in the US anymore. I thought 59 euros a good price. I had the Knockando 18 recently. ABV 43% . Aust Dollars $119. Its inexpensive for a 18 year old ( cf Highland Park, Laphroaig etc). Its easy drinkin...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 10th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 674
Views: 44498

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Has anyone tried the new Longrow Sherry? Want to see if it suffers from sulphur that some of their bottlings seem to have Tried the 14 year old expression recently. Sherry cask matured. ABV 57.8%. It shows the sulphur. Even after it has been open and had time to breathe over the past month the sulp...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 2nd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leroy Beaux Monts vertical, 1990-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Leroy Beaux Monts vertical, 1990-2002

Nice notes. Not often we see TNs on Leroy.

I purchased two bottles of the 2002 Beaux Monts at release. They were more expensive than Rousseau Chambertin from the same vintage. I still have them and was wondering when to open them.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 15th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2457

Re: Ponsot...in general

A friend from my wine group opened a 1985 Clos de la Roche two weeks ago. Auction buy. Showed mild funk . acceptable to me. Nice wine. But I would not call it spectacular and would not tempt me to buy another one especially at the prices asked. I have a few bottles of 2006 CdlR. Don't know whether t...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
October 9th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 2130

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Andreas
You mention that Bartolo and Brovia both did not hype the 2016 vintage as much and preferred the 2013 in comparison. Is that the general sentiment with other producers too.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
September 16th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

Good notes.

I had the 1996 and 2000 in recent years. Both excellent.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
September 14th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

Try the Laphroaig 25 year old. 48.9 % abv. Its seriously good whisky. Has a bit of peat and smoke but that has mellowed with age. It has intensity but it is not overblown and in your face. The length and complexity is exquisite. One of the best whisky I have tried this year.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
September 6th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 3 champs incl 06`SWC, 4 white Burgs, 13 Right Bank Bordeaux incl Ausone,Pavie-Decesse, Pavie-Macquin, Monbo+
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Dinner with 3 champs incl 06`SWC, 4 white Burgs, 13 Right Bank Bordeaux incl Ausone,Pavie-Decesse, Pavie-Macquin, Mo

I had a 2000 CHATEAU PAVIE MACQUIN last week. A bit too smooth and a touch 'glossy'. But a nice drink nevertheless.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
July 19th, 2019, 2:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4794

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

I have travelled on First and Business class in Emirates on numerous occasions. Just returned long distance - Melbourne -Glasgow-Melbourne - in June. Didn't see any 1st or 2nd Growths on the flight. The drinks menu specifically suggested ask of any special wines that we may be carrying. And I did an...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
April 6th, 2019, 2:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Rare Trip Down Under
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: A Rare Trip Down Under

i had a small taste from a pristine bottle of 1966 Grange few years ago. Very nice. I purchased 6 pack of 2004 Bin 60 A at release. Looking forward to tasting them when they show some maturity. We (our wine group made a group purchase) had an utterly fabulous bottle of 1962 Bin 60 A some time ago. P...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
April 3rd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4378

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

Our wine group also does 10 year retrospectives for Burgundy. This year we plan to do two 10 year retrospectives - 2009 1er and 2009 Grand Cru separately. And a 20 year retrospective of 1999s too. Apart from that there are other themed Burgundy dinners like the Bonnes Mares theme we had last month.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
March 22nd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3515

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

I am not on CT so the OP question does not apply to me. But even if I had my wines managed on CT I would keep them private and away from the prying eyes of all and sundry. From the discussion above it seems some are comfortable being peeping Tom ( and exhibitionist for everyone to see). I guess I li...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
March 22nd, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fevre: Checking In
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Fevre: Checking In

I purchased a few Fevre Les Clos 2014 after a long hiatus. I opened one bottle last year and it was stunning. If I recall correctly, it was under Diam. A Bouchard Chevalier 2010 under diam last year looked very very young. So I am hoping Fevre (which is under the same umbrella) may survive a bit lon...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
March 18th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with Paul Hanna
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Lunch with Paul Hanna

Recently I had a bad run with white Burgs from 2010 vintage ( Boillot and PYCM) with many showing overt Premox or subtle features that it is almost on its way.

You had a good run..

What did you drink for dinner !!!
by Sanjay Nandurkar
March 11th, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: TN: 2010 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Großes Gewächs

i was under the impression the pick of wines from 2010 vintage were the sweet end of the spectrum and not GG. I purchased a mixed case of the Auslese ( incl Schloss Lieser ).
by Sanjay Nandurkar
January 4th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 7190

Re: Favorite Producer

Rousseau
JJ Prum
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 22nd, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle Dinner (1978, '82, '83, '85, '88, '90, '95, '97, '98, '99, 09)
Replies: 27
Views: 1411

Re: TN: Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle Dinner (1978, '82, '83, '85, '88, '90, '95, '97, '98, '99, 09)

Nice line up Paul.

I have tried the wines from '80s few times- 82, 83, 85 and 89. They were excellent. But that was some time ago . Not tasted any recently. Tasted the 2015 Maison bleu. Quite nice without the expensive price tag of the La Chapelle.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 17th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?
Replies: 35
Views: 1674

Re: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?

There are different flavour characteristics between an aged wine going over the hill and an premoxed wine. I think a good white Burgundy (good producer/vintage) should be able to age well for at least 20+ years with ease ...perhaps 30+ years. last we had great Burgs from early 80s which were still v...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 17th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10180

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

I agree with Jeremy.
I some how cannot come to grips with speculation in wine. Especially big wine funds or private individuals with deep pockets buying wine with no intention of liking it or remotely drinking it. Its like scalping concert tickets.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 14th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Function - Top wines
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Christmas Function - Top wines

Our wine group had our Christmas function last week with a splendid line up of wines: 2002 Salon Drinking well right now. Beautiful texture and persistence. Just a fraction less opulent and also less acid (?) than the 1996 Salon we had a month earlier. 2010 Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet Initially se...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 14th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite right bank Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1995

Re: Favorite right bank Bordeaux

Very few Petrus or Ausone drunk to make a judgement.

Cheval Blanc

VCC
Trotanoy
l'Evangile
Conseillante
La Fleur Petrus
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 13th, 2018, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 2662

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

Excluding FGs

Pichon Lalande
LLC
Montrose
Palmer
Cos
Pichon baron
Ducru
Haut Bailly
Pontet canet
Lynch bages
by Sanjay Nandurkar
December 13th, 2018, 2:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: United 1st class international wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: United 1st class international wines

jordan whitehead wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Emirates has the best wine cellar in the sky.

recently saw 08 Valbuena, 15 Y by Yquem, 05 Figeac
They have moved to 16 Y now..
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 28th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Spätlese
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: TN: 2000 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Spätlese

Loved those wines back then. I was introduced to Egon Muller and Muller Catoir very early on and they were probably the earliest and best producers I tasted in my journey while exploring German Riesling. I have finished all my older wines from Muller Catoir except for a few TBAs.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 26th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 red Burgundy - $26 to $140
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: TN: 2014 red Burgundy - $26 to $140

Interesting data points on an eclectic bunch of 2014s. The few 2014s I have tasted were quite good.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 26th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Rousseau | Vogüé | Arnoux

I must have had a better bottles of the Musigny. I tasted it thrice so far. Few of my notes: Soon after release at a comparative tasting of top 2001s ( which incl DRC, Leroy, and Rousseau) 2001 Musigny was very vibrant. Held against light it was translucent; brilliant ruby red colour. The nose, too,...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 26th, 2018, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee

I tasted it early this year. Stunning village wine.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 19th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: TN: 2016 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay

Thanks for the tasting note Kent. Appreciate it. Haven't tasted a Yattarna for a few years. The last one was good and a significant improvement on the wines from the 90's. I had the 2012 and 2014 Bins and they were superb. Really tight, focussed and exciting. I think I will probably spend my money o...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 17th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau La Conseillante Dinner with Marielle Cazaux
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

Re: TN: Chateau La Conseillante Dinner with Marielle Cazaux

I had the 2001 vintage 5 years ago. It was still a bit closed. Its more linear, as many 2001s are, but the finesse and balance was great. The 2005 is more opulent and I guess the 2009 and 2010 are too. I have tried the 2005 soon after release at a 2005 horizontal and it was impressive . I get the im...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 16th, 2018, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New wave Australian Chardonnay - 2017 Stargazer (Tasmania)
Replies: 27
Views: 873

Re: TN: New wave Australian Chardonnay - 2017 Stargazer (Tasmania)

Likewise... Having had Chardy from all over the world, I am pretty confident that we now make the best outside of Burgundy, and the gap is closing.... Big call Paul, but quite plausible. Had a sensational 2014 Leeuwin AS Chard last week and the 2012 Yattarna is high on my list of best ever Chardonn...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 16th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Incredible new releases from Coonawarra
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: TNs: Two Incredible new releases from Coonawarra

The past 5-10 years has seen an explosion of $$$ wines being pushed by producers. Many of the labels are completely unknown to me and appear to be new producers positioning their new labels at top $ compared with slow bracket creep in prices from established marques over number of years. When I last...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 15th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New wave Australian Chardonnay - 2017 Stargazer (Tasmania)
Replies: 27
Views: 873

Re: TN: New wave Australian Chardonnay - 2017 Stargazer (Tasmania)

Mark You you tried Hoddles? Their 1er Chardonnay is excellent and priced in that range. They have a new label called syberia. More leaner than 1 er but also more acid driven. I have also tried their new Pinot label called ‘PSB’ . The 2017 vintage was excellent in Yarra and its an charming Pinot with...
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 14th, 2018, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New wave Australian Chardonnay - 2017 Stargazer (Tasmania)
Replies: 27
Views: 873

Re: TN: New wave Australian Chardonnay - 2017 Stargazer (Tasmania)

Kent
I had not heard of this producer until you posted this. I will seek a bottle to try.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 14th, 2018, 2:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the top 1977 Port picks these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3893

Re: What are the top 1977 Port picks these days

Cockburn did a late release of its 1977 - few years ago. It was drinking very well. Mature. Mid bodied but seamless. I liked it.

We area having a port tasting next week. It will include a few top 1977s. Lets see how these bottles fare.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 7th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jean Paul & Benoît Droin Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: TN: Jean Paul & Benoît Droin Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2005

I read they are sealed under Diam now. So I purchased a few bottles of 2016 vintages.
by Sanjay Nandurkar
November 5th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Guigal St. Joseph Vignes des Hospices
Replies: 30
Views: 1326

Re: 2009 Guigal St. Joseph Vignes des Hospices

How does this compare to Guigal St Joseph Lieu Dit?

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