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by A. So
October 20th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 0
Views: 130

TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme (France, Champagne)

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme - France, Champagne (10/20/2020) 319027. From half-bottle. Initially, somewhat thin with orchard fruit flavours and none of the expected Krug richness. It's only with air that this picks up its girth. The nose and palate are both on the relatively ...
by A. So
October 16th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14154

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

J Dove wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Happiness = Reality - Expectations

Drinking only great wine would be a very disappointing hobby.
Nah, I'm pretty good at finding them.
by A. So
October 16th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: TN: 2014 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley

I'm not; I've just heard it bandied about so often it gets tiring. I wish every wine were bottled with screwcap.
by A. So
October 16th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 175

TN: 2014 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley

2014 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley - Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley (10/16/2020) I think I have increased my tolerance for dry riesling significantly over the last few years. This is an eminently drinkable version of such. The nose is has citrus, makrut lim...
by A. So
October 16th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2820

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:57 am
2001 and 2012 are my favorites in the last 20 years, as a general statement.
+1

Before that, in the MSR, I really like 1997 and 1994.
by A. So
October 16th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stacking Riesling bottles
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: Stacking Riesling bottles

Everything should be Bordeaux bottles. Everything.
by A. So
October 14th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14154

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

To be clear: I'm not saying that tasting bad young is a necessary condition for a wine to be great; just that it's not an uncommon experience with great wines young. It's neither necessary nor sufficient. Whether a wine tastes good young yields no information as to whether the wine is great (though...
by A. So
October 13th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14154

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Hardly a hot take, but from the most recent issue of Noble Rot, no less than JM Guffens says, "I hate it when a young wine doesn't taste good and people say that means it'll improve. Do you think your children have to be stupid and ugly to grow into beautiful adults?"
by A. So
October 13th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14154

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

John Morris wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Are you taking issue with me or agreeing? I was just saying that, after tasting it again, I think it's a serious (i.e., very good, potentially long-lived wine), so I wasn't surprised that it didn't show well the first time I had it; serious wines often don't.
That's poppycock.
by A. So
October 12th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14154

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

John Morris wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 3:55 pm
So my take is that it's really good but is a serious enough wine that it didn't show well when it was first released.
A wine not showing well when it is first released has no correlation with a wine being good or serious.
by A. So
October 11th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)

A.Gillette wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:38 pm
A. So wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 8:07 pm
and to my palate 2013 is a whiff.
Keller 2013 is a whiff? [scratch.gif]
Was thinking of Mosel more than Keller. Whoops.
by A. So
October 11th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 11:21 am
Balance is the key to long aging. When one component is too prominent there is a high risk of imbalance as time goes on.
Yep. Many of the new wave German producers have pushed the acid too far for my taste. I'm deeply suspicious of their aging potential too. I'm sticking with the houses I know.
by A. So
October 11th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)

"2018........and has more long term potential as well for that reason" I beg to differ, 2017 has clearly more long potential than 2018. Its the high acidity of the cool-climate vintages 2017 or 2013 or 2010 which provides the long term potential. Trust me. Gin Gin Martin Nah. The historically long-...
by A. So
October 10th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'd like a.....RED riesling please!
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: I'd like a.....RED riesling please!

Eric Reichenbach wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 8:33 pm
This sort of reminds of when I use to love pouring Sancerre rouge, Meursault rouge, Chassagne-Montrachet rouge, etc....
Most people associate these with being only white.
There's a reason for that.
by A. So
October 10th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'd like a.....RED riesling please!
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: I'd like a.....RED riesling please!

There is a schwarzriesling too. But it's just pinot meunier.
by A. So
October 10th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)
Replies: 15
Views: 808

A few choice rieslings (Keller, Dönnhoff)

2017 Weingut Keller Abts E® Riesling Großes Gewächs - Germany, Rheinhessen (10/10/2020) A significantly different wine compared to the 2018. They share the same mineral and acidity structure, but where the 2018 has fruit to put on that skeleton, the 2017 is a barebones exposition of the raw structu...
by A. So
October 9th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1833

Re: Thomas 2018

Since you've probably already put on a few pounds this year, the last thing I want to do is tempt you with an appetite enhancer. As luck would have it, the 2018 vintage begs for a bit of cellaring. Just think, three years from now you'll be able to lure dinner guests with the promise of a glass in ...
by A. So
October 8th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worth buying? 2015 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Re: Worth buying? 2015 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion

I've been trying to find second wines worth buying. A local store has a couple of these at what appears to be good pricing relative to market. Is the La Chapelle de LMHB one of the better second wines? I'm awfully tempted, but have never tried any vintage of this bottling. I've read the CT reviews ...
by A. So
October 5th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 39
Views: 1166

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

Query whether what causes some to complain about the softness of some Prum wines isn’t the creamy side of wehlener sonnenuhr. I often find the ws wines from prum to seem a little less “crisp” than their counterparts from grach. Astute observation, I always get a little blue cheese on the WS myself,...
by A. So
September 30th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19351

Re: 2019 German Riesling

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Dry Mosel Riesling has often seemed like a forced fit to my taste.
+1. I used to hate dry riesling and have slowly come to appreciate some from specific producers, but none of those producers are in the MSR. Let the planet warm a few more years, maybe...
by A. So
September 27th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2618

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

I believe it's illegal to buy people.
by A. So
September 26th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two by Dublere
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Two by Dublere

Such clean, honest wines; they'll be missed indeed.
by A. So
September 24th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burg mini surprises: Carillon and M. Colin
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: White Burg mini surprises: Carillon and M. Colin

J. Carillon is the real deal.
by A. So
September 17th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4311

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

I don't agree with that assessment at all. We had an accidental 96 horizontal a few weeks back with bottlers of Chevillon, d'Angerville and Roumier; some of those bottles had good noses, but all had impenetrable walls of acidity on the palate; none were even remotely close to being finished. That h...
by A. So
September 14th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Re: TN: 2017 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

This is surprisingly quite ripe and fleshy. Initially some whiffs of coal smoke, give way to dark and brooding satsuma plums and liquorice and a subtle herby element. It is quite juicy, dense and very approachable, and I suspect will age well for a decade or two. It treads a fine line between ripen...
by A. So
September 11th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

Robert Sand wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 8:05 am
The 2 Pialade bottles sound like heat damaged
Based on what? Purchased on release, and stored at 55F.
I have never had heat damage present as grapefruit peel.
by A. So
September 11th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Conterno
Replies: 17
Views: 1252

Re: 2016 Conterno

John Morris wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 6:57 am
Giacomo Conterno?
Is there another Conterno?
by A. So
September 11th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

To be clear, my statement was not based on extrapolating the entry-level Rayas wines.
by A. So
September 10th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

The bottles were terribly astringent, and there was a very bizarre grapefruit note on them. It's not a popular opinion, but I don't think the Emmanuel-era Rayas wines hold up that well. As far as top-tier CdP goes, I'd much rather have Celestins or Jacques Perrin.
by A. So
September 10th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2012 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

Opened three bottles of this, bought on release. Two were garbage and ended up down the sink. One was ok. More interesting from a restaurant, provided you can send the bad ones back.
by A. So
September 8th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY
Replies: 56
Views: 4315

Re: How good is the 2008 vintage in BURGUNDY

1996 all over again.
by A. So
September 8th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Email
Replies: 162
Views: 10293

Re: Ultramarine Email

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 9:12 am
What do the current release 3 packs cost these days?
$215
by A. So
September 4th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

Disagree. It's not even close in quality to Pépière Briords. I mean there's lots of $25 btls that are good. .but i think the 2016 is worth about that.. hard no at $60 or whatever, but drinkable at $20-25.. I wouldn't pay $25 for it The QPR play is the Clos des Bouchères. [rofl.gif] can we say "QPR"...
by A. So
September 4th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?
Replies: 19
Views: 1420

Re: Thoughts on 2016 Jean-Marc Roulot Bourgogne Blanc?

Mark Y wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 7:16 pm
2016 is a wonderful bottle if it was $25...
Disagree. It's not even close in quality to Pépière Briords.
Mark Y wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 7:16 pm
I'm starting to think Roulot might be a little over priced..
The QPR play is the Clos des Bouchères.
by A. So
August 19th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Dujac Fils et Père Morey St. Denis
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: TN: 2017 Dujac Fils et Père Morey St. Denis

2017 Dujac Fils et Père Morey St. Denis - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis (8/18/2020) Highly perfumed, very pretty nose of raspberry, cherry and violets. Good flesh, supple tannins and breezy minerally acidity. Accessible now and simply delicious. Posted from CellarTracker This is ...
by A. So
August 17th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2917

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

Clouet 1911
by A. So
August 12th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2018 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: TN - 2018 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese

That said, I also had the QbA and found it a disappointment; not close to the Kabinett’s level of balance, complexity, and outright joy. A sure fire pass for me seeing as it’s still almost $50 USD here. Agreed, the QbA is generally a fine wine, but not worth the price. The Kabinett on the other han...
by A. So
August 12th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Giacosa
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: 2016 Giacosa

Some have been released already: https://www.hdhwine.com/retail-wine-det ... letto/1779

Hope you're doing well, Nick
by A. So
August 7th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14651
Views: 727429

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 5:28 pm
3x 2008 Fonsalette. Most underrated Reynaud wine of the decade, drink from 2030 and you will see...
That was my winner in a blind lineup of Rayas wines two years ago: https://www.cellartracker.com/event.asp ... d=6DD63336
by A. So
July 24th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7670

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:17 pm

8's are bad ?
Not bad, good producers still make good wines of course, but it was a dry and hot year and the wines have seemed to trend higher in alcohol and lower in acidities.
That was not my impression of 2018 at all.
by A. So
July 6th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1877

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

Dan Kravitz wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 4:52 pm
I'm glad somebody finally got it that the question was about 'Domaine producers', not Burgundy.
OP literally says "I'm only thinking Burgundy here btw."
by A. So
July 5th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6334

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

1997 Brunello
2007 CdP
by A. So
June 22nd, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1692

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

2nd worst red Burg vintage of the decade
by A. So
June 6th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 62627

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

My report on over 500 wines will be out next week. Wines are still arriving on a daily basis. Been seeing all your instagram posts and stories. That's a full time job receiving and bringing in all those wine boxes! [wow.gif] [cheers.gif] At least 40 cases of wine, so he is getting his exercise. Som...
by A. So
May 22nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Giulia Negri
Replies: 1
Views: 231

2015 Giulia Negri

2015 Giulia Negri Barolo Serradenari - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/22/2020) I preferred the Marassio to this. A very limpid sort of Barolo, with heightened, high-toned aromatics that slowly became more earth-toned as the wine got oxygen. The palate shows a really delicate touch, with wispy e...
by A. So
May 18th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4321

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

William Kelley wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 4:06 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 3:53 am
Any similar pictures of the Bouchard section. Interested because it is the one I buy.
Not to hand, but it's nicely farmed. This was really just an off-the-cuff exercise, but I'm encouraged to repeat it more seriously. Any other plots folks would be curious to virtually check out?
Roulot's!
by A. So
May 15th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1338

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

Which level is that? ;)
by A. So
May 14th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: TN: 2006 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Thanks for the note. For me, Clape is in the trinity of Cornas greatness in my Cornas-drinking experience and have enjoyed pretty much all the ones that I was able to sample. A quick (and potentially long and possibly board-disrupting) question here: I've not had any Clape Cornas after his 2004 vin...

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