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by Martin Petersen
August 8th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 28
Views: 2375

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

I am huge fan of Poderi Colla Bussia Dardi le Rose 2015, drak a magnum with friends last night and it is drinking beautifully now but will last
by Martin Petersen
August 2nd, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 95
Views: 11366

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Fully agree. I have tasted the entire current line-up with Gianpaolo three times, last time last Saturday. Everything he’s made in ‘16 is so good as is his Langhe Nebbiolo 2018. Margheria was my favorite but I bought them all.

Lorenzo F wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Luigi pira margheria 2016 is truly glorious and dirt cheap
by Martin Petersen
July 16th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 4906

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

A bit different than other wines mentioned, two of my favorites

27 vintages of Soldera Brunello/IGT since 2006 (oldest 1979)
23 vintages of G. Mascarello Monprivato (oldest 1971)
by Martin Petersen
June 29th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 45
Views: 1494

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Several rosé and red lambrusco, great food wines
by Martin Petersen
June 14th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2094

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Langhe, just outside Serralunga, in my summer house :-)
by Martin Petersen
June 14th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3661

Re: Best Brunellos

IMHO

Quality: Nothing even close to Soldera but next level is Poggio di Sotto, Cerbaiona, Salvioni
Best recent: Soldera 14 (twice), Soldera 01 Riserva
Best qpr: Constanti, Il Poggione
by Martin Petersen
June 4th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 230
Views: 10030

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Mascarello Monprivato 2006 with 29 bottles incl mags
by Martin Petersen
May 26th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Thanks for the update on the 17’s, happy to have a few but count me in as curious on the ‘18 Ramonet line-up as well
by Martin Petersen
May 12th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1401

Re: 1961

G. Mascarello Barolo 1961, have enjoyed many fine bottles of this
by Martin Petersen
April 29th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Keller „Abtserde“ GG - touching
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: 2009 Keller „Abtserde“ GG - touching

Great post Martin, thanks. Will need to dig one of these out of my cellar sometime soon

Cheers
by Martin Petersen
April 15th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14055
Views: 683742

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12 bottles of Weingut Stefan Muller Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Kabinett Alte Reben 2019 😊
by Martin Petersen
April 10th, 2020, 2:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: TN: 1971 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Great note Jeremy, thanks for the data point. These old G. Mascarello barolos are magical when in good shape
by Martin Petersen
March 31st, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3300

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Up, trying to make evenings a bit more cheerful, drinking a couple of glasses of wine with my wife most evenings
by Martin Petersen
March 29th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dauvissat Vaillons
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: 2010 Dauvissat Vaillons

2009 Clos a month ago, starting to show some character with plenty of air
2016 Forest three weeks ago, classic tight Forest
by Martin Petersen
March 25th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2334

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

Kurt B e i t l e r wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Wish I could have met Mr. Broadbent. Bless him and may he rest in peace.
This. Rest in peace Mr. Broadbent
by Martin Petersen
March 15th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 11162

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Past few days: Flavio Roddolo Bricco Appiani 1998 - best cabernet sauvignon from Italy I’ve enjoyed, only second to Sassicaia 1985 Dauvissat Clos 2009, still young but not painfully so after a long decant Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne 2015 - very nice but not overly complex next to the Dauvissat Billec...
by Martin Petersen
February 20th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Thanks for the datapoint Patrick, I still have to open one of these from my cellar as I have been uncertain to whether there was any pleasure to be had for the time being. Guess I better try one soon given your note
by Martin Petersen
February 15th, 2020, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 95
Views: 11366

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Tom, thanks for the update. I’m quite happy to read those names/wines you list as Vietti & Boschis are not wines made in a style I like and Burlotto has been spoilt for buying since the first perfect score for 2013 Monvigliero.
by Martin Petersen
February 14th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 95
Views: 11366

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Another dimension: Even if I do not subscribe to Vinous I noted that Gallonis score were released yesterday for the 2016 barolos. It’s interesting to see if those scores creates even higher prices for the highest rated wines (which I do not know the names os)?
by Martin Petersen
February 13th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Dauvissat
Replies: 42
Views: 3584

Re: 2018 Dauvissat

Regarding premox and Dauvissat I need to echo what William just stated: Over the last 8-10 years (only then discovered Dauvissat) I have been drinking dozens of bottles at home (Denmark) and in restaurants in Europe going back to vintage 2001 but most 2006 and younger. I’ve yet to open a premox’ed b...
by Martin Petersen
February 12th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 95
Views: 11366

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Same as usual, where I still have allocations (I hope). Not buying any en primeur though, only paying when wines are released. Brovia Canonica B. Mascarello G. Mascarello G. Rinaldi Burlotto L. Pira May pick up a case or two of Fratelli Alessandria and Poderi Colla also though as I have really like...
by Martin Petersen
February 12th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barolo Tasting at La Festa del Barolo
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: TN: 2015 Barolo Tasting at La Festa del Barolo

Thanks for the notes Ken, much appreciated.
by Martin Petersen
February 12th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur
Replies: 95
Views: 11366

Re: 2016 Barolo : what to buy in en-primeur

Same as usual, where I still have allocations (I hope). Not buying any en primeur though, only paying when wines are released. Brovia Canonica B. Mascarello G. Mascarello G. Rinaldi Burlotto L. Pira May pick up a case or two of Fratelli Alessandria and Poderi Colla also though as I have really liked...
by Martin Petersen
February 11th, 2020, 1:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Rosé Champagne ever
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Best Rosé Champagne ever

Martin, guess it comes down to personal preference as others liked it more than I, and I know I am quite sensitive to such ‘natural’ aromas.
by Martin Petersen
February 10th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Rosé Champagne ever
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Best Rosé Champagne ever

Martin, I will look out for this but not the Bouchard. Had it two weeks ago and on the nose it was marred (IMHO) by this natural yeasty unclean tone. It blew of gradually but I never really liked it, as opposed to all the other wines from Bouchard we tried that evening (all his cuvées)
by Martin Petersen
February 10th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Rosé Champagne ever
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Best Rosé Champagne ever

Martin, I will look out for this but not the Bouchard. Had it two weeks ago and on the nose it was marred (IMHO) by this natural yeasty unclean tone. It blee of gradually but I never really liked it, as opposed to all the other wines from Bouchard we tried that evening (all his cuvées)
by Martin Petersen
February 9th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 101
Views: 6552

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

Brian, your approach is far to rational for me. This is insanity, at age 54 to keep buying when the cellar is overflowing already. Making a plan for insanity? Sorry, no help from me but if you ever pass by I’ll be happy to share some fine bottles 😊 [truce.gif]
by Martin Petersen
February 8th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Four old Italians, including two Quintarelli
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: TN: Four old Italians, including two Quintarelli

Thanks for these notes, very rarely I see notes on Quintarelli and I like these referencepoints
by Martin Petersen
February 7th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva
Replies: 35
Views: 1499

Re: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva

A few years back Ian d’Agata did an article on Vinous on a very big vertical of this wine. It made me buy a few vintages to try and I have never been disappointed, always a fine wine and a great QPR. We’ve even served it at a few dinner parties with great appreciation from our guest so not only a ‘n...
by Martin Petersen
February 6th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2265

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

Classic pairing - nebbiolo and Carne Cruda
by Martin Petersen
January 31st, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2529

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

Mascarello Monprivato of course
by Martin Petersen
January 22nd, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 59
Views: 4884

Re: Ian D’Agata Departs Vinous

Huge loss for Vinous. Second to none on most Italian regions, very curious to see where Ian will be next. Nobody can fill those shoes.
by Martin Petersen
January 18th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14055
Views: 683742

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 bottles 2011 Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva
by Martin Petersen
January 12th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14055
Views: 683742

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Quite a mixed bag received this week:

6 2018 Schaefer-Froelich Felseneck GG
3 2014 MG Schaefer-Froelich Felseneck GG
6 2016 Montevertine Pergole Torte
3 2016 Monevertine IGT
4 1990 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignaiolo
1 MG 1983 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee NF
by Martin Petersen
December 27th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5346

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

It’s been a fine year barolo-wise. First two bottles were enjoyed at our terrasse during a long lunch I hosted to a few friends in our new summerhouse just outside Serralunga, overlooking Rionda and more. The view didn’t do anything bad to the wines. A MG of the Giacosa Asili Riserva 2000 was outcla...
by Martin Petersen
December 9th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14055
Views: 683742

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sh@n A wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 6:28 am
Martin Petersen wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 4:04 am
G. Mascarello Villero 15 and Monprivato 15
What are Mascarello prices for "allocation"
Sh@n A, I do not get these from the winery but from a “normal” wineshop in Italy but even in shops these are now allocated. I think I paid approx 120€ for Monprivato and 85€ for Villero IIRC
by Martin Petersen
December 8th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14055
Views: 683742

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

This years allocation just arrived of

B. Mascarello Freisa 17, Langhe Nebbiolo 17, Barolo 15 and even one magnum Barolo 14
G. Mascarello Villero 15 and Monprivato 15
G. Conterno Monfortino 13
by Martin Petersen
November 1st, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 15781

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

WOTY so far: Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 (enjoyed twice in 2019, on both occations just great)

Discovery of the year: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2016 - incredibly elegant
by Martin Petersen
October 25th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

Very nice to do this. So far I’ve done

Vigna Riona, Francia, Monprivato and Villero in Piemonte
Blanchot in Chablis
by Martin Petersen
October 8th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Survey of Allemand
Replies: 40
Views: 2402

Re: TN: A Survey of Allemand

Great notes, thanks
by Martin Petersen
September 7th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mascarello
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Mascarello

I’ve been lucky enough to open and drink the ‘58 and ‘61 a few times. Stand up for a month, open in the morning with great care and pour a small sample, put back in the cellar all day and double decant (rinse the bottle while the wine is in a bowl and then pour back) and finally serve from the bottl...
by Martin Petersen
August 29th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3978

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

You guys just don't get it. This is a good thing. The more that stupid money gets sucked out of the retail chain by people with more money than brains who pay silly dollars for things we don't want, the lower the price will be for the rest of the stuff because there will be fewer dollars chasing it...
by Martin Petersen
August 10th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro

I do not buy Rancia that often but hold a total of eight different vintages from 1985 to 2013. Evert time I buy a new vintage I try one bottle and is almost always surprised how hard and shut I find the wine. But I keep buying them because I absolutely adore the wine when it reaches 25-30 years of a...
by Martin Petersen
May 28th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3478

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

None, cellar is full with ‘special bottles’ and new daily drinkers emerge at all times luckily
by Martin Petersen
May 28th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 5066

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Giacosa Red labels when they passed €200
Vietti Villero Riserva also crossed the €200 mark
Roagna VV bottlings are now also sadly €150+ and thus gone for me

Still buy Soldera at even higher prices so no logic, just passion and a bit of sanity
by Martin Petersen
April 27th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1771

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Many thanks and congratulations Eric from #202, another very happy user of your ‘now teenage’ baby
by Martin Petersen
April 18th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 4345

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

I think I'd better make it clear that I do agree with Alan when it comes to top producers with huge amounts of top Cote d'Or vineyards. They'll be ok losing some grapes. On the other hand I do feel for, for example, a small grower with a few rows in Mercurey who lives from hand to mouth. Of course ...
by Martin Petersen
April 18th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 4535

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

At a level of its own: Soldera Just below: Montevertine, Cerbaiona (pre-2010), Salvioni, Poggio di Sotto (pre-2007) There are quite a few Chianti that I also like a lot but these mentioned above are at the very top Curious, why pre 2007 Poggio? Something happened in 2007? Not sure why Martin said 2...

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