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by Martin Petersen
December 9th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12267
Views: 589689

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: 12267
Views: 589689

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--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 135
Views: 9165

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: 674

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: 2227

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: 1228

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: 3804

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: 973

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: 3343

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: 4903

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: 1651

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: 4238

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: 4153

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...
by Martin Petersen
April 15th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 7157

Re: Favorite Producer

Bruno Giacosa
Ramonet
by Martin Petersen
March 14th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1958 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: TN: 1958 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

For me, only bottle variation seems to be the deciding factor whether the ‘58, ‘61 or ‘64 are the best version of this wine. Many have been just fantastic like Jeremys bottle, some just great and only a few less than very good. Some of the best barolos I have ever drunk - thanks for the note Jeremy,...
by Martin Petersen
March 11th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 4153

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-2010 Cerbaiona only? I had a killer 2011 and 2013 recently. sad that...
by Martin Petersen
March 11th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 10115

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Montervertine Pergole Torte Riserva 1990 - mindblowing
La Mission Haut-Brion 1989 - not a perfect bottle but still close to mindblowing
Krug 1990 - extremely good bottle of this, so fresh

Best young wine - Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016 - wow
by Martin Petersen
March 11th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 4153

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
by Martin Petersen
February 23rd, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Riesling Freaks lazy afternoon lunch
Replies: 13
Views: 1192

Re: TN: Riesling Freaks lazy afternoon lunch

Thanks for the notes Kevin, wonderful selection of wines
by Martin Petersen
February 17th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gianfranco Soldera has passed
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Gianfranco Soldera has passed

Il re del sangiovese has left us - thanks for everything you gave us. RIP
by Martin Petersen
February 11th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 77
Views: 6910

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Joshua Kates wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Martin Petersen wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Miani
When I see these, they are never very cheap.
Whites are starting at less than 40€ at my source, but I still haven’t made it beyond the waitinglist ...
by Martin Petersen
January 8th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 10676

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Interesting exercise. I’ll go with

Soldera
B. Mascarello
G. Mascarello
Brovia
Salvioni
Krug
Billecart-Salmon
Larmandier-Bernier
PYCM
Bertheau
by Martin Petersen
January 1st, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7917

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1971

In a flight that also included the Rionda and Montefico 71’s the SS just had that edge of elegance that made it an emotional wine, enjoyed a few months after my favorite winemaker Bruno Giacosa died.
by Martin Petersen
December 21st, 2018, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 75
Views: 3772

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Not because of this thread but of a little relevance to the subject: Just opened a Castell'in Villa CCR 1985 and a Felsina Rancia 1990 this morning in order to give them enough air before dinner tonight, where I want to show our guests what mature Chianti is all about. Judging from the nose alone th...
by Martin Petersen
December 10th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bruno Giacosa Tribute Dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: TN: Bruno Giacosa Tribute Dinner

Great tribute and great notes on wines from my all-time favorite producer - thanks a lot
by Martin Petersen
December 8th, 2018, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 75
Views: 3772

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Aged (20+) Rancia, Castell’in Villa or Il Poggio - if those wines are not profound to you just skip Chianti. Montevertine too of course
by Martin Petersen
November 7th, 2018, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2018 Edition -- TABULATIONS COMPLETE
Replies: 120
Views: 7190

Re: WOTYs--2018 Edition and your Discovery of the Year

Alan Eden wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 4:44 am
Got to ask which airport serves Montrachet ? NE UK, certainly not Tyneside airport !!
My guess is Schiphol, NL, at the seafood bar.

Best regards

///Martin
by Martin Petersen
November 3rd, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines of 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2835

Re: Best wines of 2018

Had the Cathiard RSV 2006 at a RSV tasting last Saturday and this was surely one of the best wines of 2018 Yesterday I hosted a dinner for friends where Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1971 was immensly beautiful Also yesterday we drank a bottle I bought for much less than the current price and it ...
by Martin Petersen
October 31st, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accomasso
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Accomasso

Todd nailed this - nothing to add but I fully agree
by Martin Petersen
October 31st, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Trieste
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Trieste

Don’t know if La Subida is reachable within an hour but it will be worth the trip to dine in their highend restaurant. Great food and stunning wine selection

Another fine lunch spot is Dama Bianca north of Trieste - loved it and will go back for the food and the view

Enjoy
by Martin Petersen
October 23rd, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 3123

Re: Wines you drink the most of

Giacosa
G. Mascarello
Montevertine
Keller
Guy Charlemagne

From CT over the last five years. No real surprises
by Martin Petersen
October 7th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8-Decade Barolo Tasting- San Diego 11/15 @ 12pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Re: 8-Decade Barolo Tasting- San Diego

Nice line-up but note that the older Mascarello is from ‘another’ Mascarello.
WOTN? My guess is the ‘61 G. Mascarello. I’ve enjoyed this wine many times and if the bottle is sound it is a glorious wine.

Please report back 😊
by Martin Petersen
October 5th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases
Replies: 165
Views: 13813

Re: Another Irritating Thread Inqiring As To Your Intentions Of 2013 Barolo Purchases

Brovia Ca’mia at 65$ is a steal - IMHO the best in the 2013 line-up from Brovia
by Martin Petersen
August 24th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3182

Re: WOYLsf ?

Giacosa Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano 1985 - got me hooked on Giacosa twenty years ago and this still holds
by Martin Petersen
June 28th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 7860

Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit?

Regarding Sundays:

Centro Storico (Serralunga) and More e Macine (La Morra) are open on Sundays both for lunch and dinner. I recommend both as they have excellent local food and a great winelist.

Campamac in Barbaresco is also worth checking out but I do not know if they’re open on Sundays.
by Martin Petersen
May 17th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Silvaner, a Lovely yet Unloved Spring Wine, Needs Friends~NYTimes
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Silvaner, a Lovely yet Unloved Spring Wine, Needs Friends~NYTimes

Best Silvaner (or Sylvaner) I’ve ever had is Feuervogel from KP Keller - loads of character and personality
by Martin Petersen
April 28th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat and "premox"...a lesson learned..yet again
Replies: 87
Views: 4490

Dauvissat and "premox"...a lesson learned..yet again

Totally agree with John, I both cellar and drink quite a bit of Dauvissat (at least 15-20 bottles a year) and I am nowhere near a 50-50 call on problematic bottles, in fact I have encountered very few of these over the 8-10 years my Dauvissat-history spans
by Martin Petersen
April 27th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 24175

Adventures in Paris

Andrew and others, this thread is a gift when going to Paris for a weekend, thanks a lot for all the information. I’m taking my twelve year old daugther there for a quick visit next weekend and have booked dinnes at Chez Michel and Les Arlots as likes ‘quite typical not too fancy’ bistro food. One q...
by Martin Petersen
April 25th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple interesting and unique recent Nebbs
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Couple interesting and unique recent Nebbs

Ken - of course - mails sent
by Martin Petersen
April 25th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bruno Giacosa in Seven Bottles
Replies: 28
Views: 2092

Bruno Giacosa in Seven Bottles

While I’m not Greg and do have his knowledge I support the view on the 2007 Riservas. To me they have never had the nerve of classic Giacosas (white or red labels) and they are exactly too sweet. I know many have bashed also the 2008 Rocche Riserva but to me this wine is much more in line with what ...
by Martin Petersen
April 25th, 2018, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple interesting and unique recent Nebbs
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Couple interesting and unique recent Nebbs

Regarding the different plots of Bricco Boschis: I have enjoyed Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe 1979. In 1985 and 1989 they also made a Bricco Boschis Punta Marcello as I have these in my cellar currently. I had enjoyed Colle Sudovest from 1974 and 1990.
by Martin Petersen
April 23rd, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bruno Giacosa in Seven Bottles
Replies: 28
Views: 2092

Bruno Giacosa in Seven Bottles

Greg, thanks for the notes. Exceptional tasting of wines from an exceptional producer - my overall favorite producer.
by Martin Petersen
April 1st, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow that's harsh
Replies: 22
Views: 2294

Wow that's harsh

While I have not tried this particular eau de vie from Trimbach I must say that I am very gond of the best eau de vie from producers like Mette and Windholz. Not all flavors but both made on a grape base or on other fruit bases. The Mette Gewurztraminer EdV is fantastic. I also appreciate some rhum,...
by Martin Petersen
February 16th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Barolo Tasting @ La Festa del Barolo
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

TN: 2013 Barolo Tasting @ La Festa del Barolo

Great notes Ken - much appreciated. Maybe I need to look at adding another one or two wines to my stash of barolo 2013’s based on your impressions
by Martin Petersen
February 15th, 2018, 5:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris restaurant itinerary - any comments/suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Paris restaurant itinerary - any comments/suggestions?

For drinks/whisky try Sherry Butt - a great speakeasy
by Martin Petersen
January 23rd, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who drank some Giacosa in memory of Bruno?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Who drank some Giacosa in memory of Bruno?

Well done Daniel. No Giacosa for me yet but on the day I invited some fellow nebbiolo-lovers for a Giacosa memorial night with SS 71, Rionda 71, Falletto Riserva 89 and Barbaresco Riserva 90 as the main course. Will hopefully be a great night in honor of Il Maestro when we meet early March
by Martin Petersen
January 23rd, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 48
Views: 2483

2008 Dauvissat Clos

Sipping the first glass of a Dauvissat Clos 2007 that I just opened. No sign of premox, just amazingly fresh and sharp. Will surely improve over the next hours and maybe even be better tomorrow for lunch.
by Martin Petersen
January 22nd, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Dinner Sunday in Beaune or nearby
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Dinner Sunday in Beaune or nearby

Mark, thanks for the advice

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