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by Robert Panzer
September 22nd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Fyé Gris? Anyone have insights about this wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: What is Fyé Gris? Anyone have insights about this wine?

Yup, Fié Gris, aka Sauvignon Gris.
It has a particularly exotic aromatic range, is not quite as acidic as Sauvignon blanc.
Goisot makes a particularly good one from Saint Bris that is his Saint Bris Corps de Garde bottling.
by Robert Panzer
September 21st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2726

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

Pierre Duroché is excited about the potential, 12.5-13.2% alc, better acidity than '18....
by Robert Panzer
September 20th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2726

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

Another vintage, this century, Nikos. Like every vintage, different, with lots of great wines made. One doesn't need any of them. One doesn't need any wine at all. But are there going to be nice experiences in store for those who wish to enjoy them? Yes, just like every year. As to pricing, on my si...
by Robert Panzer
September 20th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2726

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

Elaborating on the theme of the 2019 burgundy harvest outside of things Ente, Michel Mallard told me today that although yields are quite low due to the general lack of water throughout the season, what little there is has tremendous potential. Everything in red between 13.2-13.4% alcohol, with craz...
by Robert Panzer
September 6th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

A few things. Firstly, I fear that by giving so much attention to elements of the discussion here, that I am in a certain way validating speculation, like some kind of pandora's box of potential issues/conspiracies. Secondly, there is no auxiliary storage area. It is the same space in his cuverie as...
by Robert Panzer
September 5th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

'13 Dolium tastes pretty damn good right now.
by Robert Panzer
September 5th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I don't have the energy at the moment to give a more detailed reply (which is warranted), but to answer briefly, Pierre's cuverie has only heat (a furnace), no AC. It is well insulated.
Both Polaner's and my wines left the week before the crazy high temps of this past June.
by Robert Panzer
September 5th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Hillebrand picked up my load and Polaner's load at the same time, in a reefer truck. My load was sent across the Atlantic in a reefer container. I have to imagine that Polaner does nothing but reefer, but am not certain. It is the case that one needs to request the type of truck one wants to pay for...
by Robert Panzer
September 4th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

And I just MAY have offered the full range of '18s over the past few days, including the TBAs.....!
;0
by Robert Panzer
September 2nd, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Wine can be allocated and sold any time, but the wines cannot leave the estate whilst in tax arrears. When you sell off in bulk to the distillery or sell in bulk to other growers, it is a different consideration than selling estate produced/bottled wine. The idea of a tax loophole is not appropriate...
by Robert Panzer
September 2nd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

They were able to grow and vinify wine all of that time. They were able to sell wine when in good standing with their tax liabilities. When not in good standing, they could not sell a single bottle, that is to say have a single bottle leave the estate. (as best I understand). I am not sure how much ...
by Robert Panzer
September 2nd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

He says that AP 40 and 27 are the same juice, with the 40 bottled days later.
One other about AP numbers is that they correspond w bottling dates.
by Robert Panzer
September 2nd, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

The AP #s are unique to each house, in each vintage.
They represent the order that the wines are presented to the government.
by Robert Panzer
September 1st, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

As far as I am aware, there are only two '16 Elisenberg Kabi. #16 and #27 (I had bad recall the first time, saying #17 and #27). Maybe check your bottle again? From my site: For the AP #16: To boot, there is a second bottling of Elisenberg Kabinett!! from the upper portion of the vineyard that Const...
by Robert Panzer
September 1st, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Yaacov, After clarifying exactly what the douane/AOC protocol is with Marie, here it is, once again, for you to continue to discredit and disbelieve. After harvest, sometime before the new year, one declares one's harvest totals with the douane, and pays tax. After they have received that paperwork ...
by Robert Panzer
September 1st, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

2016 is far from meh, in my opinion (and all of the critics).
Quite the contrary.
Filigree and super fine.
But to each their own.
by Robert Panzer
August 31st, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Fwiw, there are two different '16 vintage Elisenberg Kabinetts. One is AP #17; this is a rarely seen old vine cuvée from the top of the vineyard that is a bit richer and bigger wine that takes a while to shed its baby fat face, and show the old vine material beneath. On pop and pour, it comes across...
by Robert Panzer
August 29th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Fwiw, a friend and lifelong wine lover who got a few bottles from my load tasted the wine over two days. He knows Yaacov well from his days in the Philadelphia area when they would taste frequently together. His name is Dave Mosko. He gave me his blow by blow tasting impressions. At the end of his s...
by Robert Panzer
August 29th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I drove through rush hour traffic to my warehouse to get a few bottles to taste, once again, to see if my very nice first experience of the bottles I imported was a fluke. Not at all.... This bottle is showing even better out the chute than the bottle I tried a month ago. The cork is pristine. The c...
by Robert Panzer
August 17th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

The Hundsruck is a reasonable price for its quality when compared with Burgundy Grand crus, to my taste.
The Centgrafenberg GG in '15 and '17 are both tremendous and not at all in the same price stratosphere....
by Robert Panzer
August 16th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Yes, more "burgundy" clones have been planted, but most are still quite young, less than 15 years old.
This matters.
by Robert Panzer
August 16th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

One essential question that plays a big factor in the differences of quality and taste between German and French Pinot Noir: the clones used, ie genetics.
I'm not a big fan of the Geisenheim clones which dominate much of what has historically been grown in Germany.
by Robert Panzer
August 16th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

I am biased as I import them.
I have not tasted better German Spätburgunder than Fürst.
by Robert Panzer
August 15th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1575

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

And love the Violot-Guillemard love!
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by Robert Panzer
August 14th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1575

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Love the Vigot mention!
😋
by Robert Panzer
August 13th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

In America, any wholesaler must first be licensed by the Federal government with an importer's license, then one applies to the state in question for a state wholesalership. A relatively similar kind of tiered licensing process. If one lost one's Federal license for whatever reason, one would then l...
by Robert Panzer
August 13th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

To the best of my knowledge, you have the right idea. It is a fairly straightforward, cut and dry kind of thing, where your first standing is with the French national government in general, then the INAO for a more specific identity. Like with appellation status in most countries, the producer alway...
by Robert Panzer
August 13th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

If you are able to file regularly with the douane, you exist and aren't dead. You can then sell wine as VdF (meaning your wine comes from anywhere in France whatsoever), unless you apply to the INAO to use more specific appellation status. Call the French embassy. They will get you in touch with som...
by Robert Panzer
August 13th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

That's it, Domaine des Chezeaux. 2/3 for Berthaut, 1/3 for Domaine des Chezeaux. Thanks for clarifying.
The Lavaut she made in '16 and '17 are incredibly good....
by Robert Panzer
August 13th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

It is somewhat like a license to do business, all paperwork current. Once/if that falls away, it is just a matter of time before you lose AOC status, as though you had died/no longer exist. Once you get square with the douane, you apply for and are then reinstated by the INAO, the agency that handle...
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Ah ha. I know that she is farming a Chezeaux family's Gevrey stuff, but not sure what part...
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: TN: 2015 Jérôme Chezeaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Am I correct in my estimation that Amélie Berthaut has made the wines since taking over her mother's portion of vineyards? 2/3 for her, 1/3 for the Chezeaux family? That would make a world of difference between the '05-'08 period and her hand.
Her wines are plain gorgeous to my taste.
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I believe it is much more frequently than just annually. I don't know precisely how many/how often, but from what growers tell me, the amount of compulsory paperwork has only increased, rendering what was already cumbersome plain oppressive. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that every time that you ...
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I, too, thought that the issue had already been clarified, until Yaacov decided that it "didn't add up". As to why not make a public forum the place to air the laundry, an understandable difference in personal discretion/preference. Yaacov, I can appreciate your desire to understand the context of a...
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

It is not a requirement to see if it is "good". It is a recommendation to see just how good it is. I don't think that I need to defend the reality that very young wines will show more depth and layers with time and air; i'd make the same recommendation for nearly any "serious" young wine, from anywh...
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Drink the wine over at least two days.
You'll see.....
by Robert Panzer
August 12th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I figured you had questions just like the one you just asked, or like you were vaguely implying with your "intuition". It is a matter of staying current first and foremost with your standing/declarations with the douane (customs); if you don't, by default after a period of time, you then lose standi...
by Robert Panzer
August 11th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I think it is a bit much to accuse Yaacov of having an agenda when a wine's release was delayed for a year and the wine lost it's AOC designation in the process. I didn't accuse him of having any "agenda". I just called him out for his own choice of words. If there are questions about what happened...
by Robert Panzer
August 11th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I'd be happy to go out to eat with any of you NY cats who wants to come down my way; i'd pop some bottles so that you can form your own impressions. It would be best if we could get a small handful of people on the same page. There's a pretty nice spot called Hearthside two blocks from my house. We ...
by Robert Panzer
August 11th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

well, cracked my first bottle of the 2015 with some excellent lamb last night and it was .... not right. opened to a perfect glistening purple color but turned garnet and mature very quickly (within an hour or so). quiet nose with almost zero discernable cote-rotie character, completely hollow mid,...
by Robert Panzer
August 11th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

I don't have doubts or fears.
I know what I taste.
Feel free to spin the web of worry, if that's your thing.
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Gonna take it for a test drive, Zach?
Let us know whatcha think if so...
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Lot number should be near the pregnant lady....lower left.
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

My front labels say "lot 1".
They may all say that.....
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

There was a smidge of reductiveness when I first opened it, which blew off in about 15 minutes in the glass. I didn't decant it, as when I follow wines over a few days, I don't do so.
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Zalto universals on my end. No sediment. I would definitely say that it is a fairly dense wine, so try following it for a longer period of time....curious to see how round two goes for you. I'm tempted to stage a tasting with some local heads to try the '15 Cordeloux, '14 Dolium, and '13 Dolium just...
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

July 24th-July 26th. On the first night, my wife and I went to a French bistro in Haddonfield, NJ called the Little Hen. Mushroom tosts, duck frites, and the Cordeloux was freakin' great. Then session number two the following evening, the wine was even better. On the third day, equally good. Did you...
by Robert Panzer
August 10th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

That is very weird. Not at all my experience whatsoever, drinking it over three days, with no change in color at all, definitely the opposite of a hollow mid palate, silken texture with no bitterness whatsoever, and long resonant finish. My wife tried it as well all the way through, and when she doe...
by Robert Panzer
August 9th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10807

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

My warehouse is around 2000 square feet. Small but mighty, or as the Delaware state slogan once read: "A Small Wonder". The secret efficiency sauce? Two "overkill" Trenton refrigeration units, one of which pretty much never needs to kick on, and the main ingredient: incredibly thick (read overkill) ...

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