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by Mikko R
December 21st, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11785

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Mine is 2014 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Côte-Rôtie La Barbarine with 79p. Seems like it smells like wine meets Nutrigrain funky carbohydrates. I have tasted one month ago the barbarine and my note was 90 I don’t underdtand a so tiny note Me neither! I tasted this wine at Marche aux vins d'Ampuis and...
by Mikko R
December 12th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4925

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

now here is one that shouldn't be that easy but is well known
by Mikko R
December 10th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11785

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Mine is 2014 Mathilde et Yves Gangloff Côte-Rôtie La Barbarine with 79p.
Seems like it smells like wine meets Nutrigrain funky carbohydrates.
by Mikko R
December 9th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4925

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Keith Levenberg wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 8:02 am
Mikko R wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 11:07 pm
well how about this rare stuff
Gonon Chasselas
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by Mikko R
December 8th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new Rhone (for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: new Rhone (for me)

Gripa is a good producer and you had his top bottling, the Berceau. His regular St Joseph is also excellent and 25$ cheaper! If you're a fan of Rhone whites his are good as well: fresh and not overdone, and there is the same regular-Berceau lineup as with the reds. Actually Gripa's Saint Peray Les ...
by Mikko R
December 8th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4925

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

well how about this rare stuff
by Mikko R
December 2nd, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1607

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

I do agree with Mark. Maybe you could travel to Troyes and have dinner in Aux crieurs de vin which is one of the best wine shops and restaurants in Champagne. it's simply amazing!

https://www.instagram.com/explore/locat ... rs-de-vin/
by Mikko R
November 15th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)
Replies: 910
Views: 43418

Re: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)

Not from a professional wine critic, but I came across this interesting TN: As good as you would expect/hope for in an outstanding year. Fairly ripe sour cherries on the nose, and quite intense. There was something almost oak-like at one point, though it sees no small oak. A quinine scent emerged la...
by Mikko R
November 12th, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Burgundy restaurants?
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Burgundy restaurants?

My favorite (newish) place in Beaune is without a doubt La Lune. Tiny so reservations are a challenge, but if you can get in you will find super fresh French/Asian fusion at absurdly low prices. Wine list is smallish and just OK, but what a meal... +1 I was there last Friday and what a meal I had. ...
by Mikko R
November 5th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Re: Pre-Christmas in Europe

In less obvious choices, I've heard that the Tallinn and Krakow Christmas markets are amazing. I also think the classic German towns would be great: Rothenberg, Bamberg, etc. (perhaps other Romantic Road towns), plus maybe Nuremberg -- or something like that. Tallinn is only a few hours away from H...
by Mikko R
November 3rd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Austrian Reds?

Claus Preisinger is one of my favorites. Very much on the savory side with huge freshness and drinkability yet by no means too simple or straightforward. Schloss Gobelsburg's Reserve reds are also nice, quite Burgundian in style. +1 With Austria’s central location in Europe it could be really inter...
by Mikko R
October 28th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 35
Views: 2937

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

awesome. thank you.. any other restaurants in Helsinki you'd recommend? i have 4/6 yr old, so the place has to allow kids.. thanks! I have a 5 year old son and if I would go to have dinner with him in Helsinki I would probably book a table from one of these restaurants: https://ravintolacarelia.fi/...
by Mikko R
October 23rd, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.
Replies: 35
Views: 2937

Re: Stockholm and Oslo.......all kinds of advice needed.

This is epic. Are there by chance similar types of cheap burg places in Helsinki and Copenhagen? I wouldn't say there is any cheap place in Scandinavia, but I just had a bottle Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet “Clos du Cailleret” 2016 at WINO (Helsinki) for 115 euros which is really reasonably priced. ...
by Mikko R
October 20th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Vincent Paris St. Joseph Les Cotes
2016 Vincent Paris Crozes-Hermitage Selection
2007 Auguste Clape Cornas
2010 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
2018 Schloss Lieser Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
by Mikko R
October 8th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1923

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

[*] 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (10/7/2019) Tasted next to 2010 Gonon VV. It was interesting trying to regular 2010 St Joseph bottling next to it. The regular bottling is much thicker and muscular. The tannins have weight and the fruit gleans a more rust...
by Mikko R
October 6th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Henri Maire Arbois Vin Jaune (France, Jura, Arbois)
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: TN: 1979 Henri Maire Arbois Vin Jaune (France, Jura, Arbois)

John Danza wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Otto Forsberg wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 1:25 am
The characteristic element in both Vin Jaunes and biologically aged Sherries is acetaldehyde, not acetone.

I'm not saying this wine didn't have "acetone" aromatics (VA, ethyl acetate), but you seem to be talking of another thing.
Uh, whatever.
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by Mikko R
October 2nd, 2019, 1:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I'll take your word for it but since I got only a one bottle I'm going to wait quite some time with it. I can always open a bottle of Les Iles Feray when I'm in a mood for some Gonon That stuff is so like a unicorn, I’d sit on it for the appropriate length, perhaps measured by how the base Gonon St...
by Mikko R
October 1st, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The 2010 VV is drinking unbelievably well so color me envious [cheers.gif] I'll take your word for it but since I got only a one bottle I'm going to wait quite some time with it. I can always open a bottle of Les Iles Feray when I'm in a mood for some Gonon That stuff is so like a unicorn, I’d sit ...
by Mikko R
September 30th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes 1995 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Valbelle Jeroboam The 2010 VV is drinking unbelievably well so color me envious [cheers.gif] I'll take your word for it but since I got only a one bottle I'm going to wait ...
by Mikko R
September 30th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2009 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
1995 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Valbelle Jeroboam
by Mikko R
July 19th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 40
Views: 1620

Re: Pronunciation

I thought it was Chateauneuf-du-Poop
by Mikko R
July 2nd, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5921

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)

We tasted through the following: 2017 Viognier - Our starter wine of the tasting. Daily drinker. Fresh with some florals. Not as complex as the Condrieu's and rightfully so. 2017 Condrieu L'Arbuel - Definitely a step up from the VdP. Nose - Floral and expressive. Palate - Stone fruit with a great m...
by Mikko R
June 13th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche

I bet Tondonia is a red variety [snort.gif]
by Mikko R
June 13th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Tondonia and Clos Roche Blanche

And what about Tondonia?
by Mikko R
June 12th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2752

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Georgian wines are dead at retail.
by Mikko R
June 12th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2413

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

05 trollat is one of the greatest st josephs I’ve tasted. 06/07 gonon VV are very good but wasn’t at the level of the trollat. That is quite appraisal. What I have heard on my trips to Northern Rhone is during his last years monsieur Trollat wasn't really motivated and didn't make that great wines....
by Mikko R
June 10th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2413

Re: So who here bought the Gonon Vieilles Vignes?

I was able to get one bottle from my dealer.
by Mikko R
May 28th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph
by Mikko R
May 21st, 2019, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1x 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph
2x 2016 Julien Cecillon Crozes-Hermitage Pierre Aiguille
by Mikko R
May 20th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14 Portuguese wines, not Port?
Replies: 30
Views: 1578

Re: Age-worthy, classic Portugese wines, not Port?

Definitely Caves São João. I've had their basic Reserva 2000 vintage, 1982 Bairrada Frei João Reserva and 1985 Dão Porta dos Cavaleiros Reserva and they were all amazing! And they aren't even expensive.
by Mikko R
May 14th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

Mikko - yes, the Gonon (both Rouge and Oliviers Blanc) were 55 Euro. Still a bargain compared to current U.S. pricing and I don't think the 2017 is available in the U.S. yet. Wish I could have stocked up at the old 14 Euro price! Those were 2016 I assume because I think 2017 was just bottled and sh...
by Mikko R
May 14th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

He has long run a wine retail shop in Tain, and he has many connections with growers in the area. My understanding is that he sources fruit from certain growers as a sort of micro-negoce. This is how it works. Last time I was there and told him we were staying at Xavier Gerard's place he go excited...
by Mikko R
May 13th, 2019, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 1
Views: 228

TN: 2010 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

After IlkkaL and I waited four long weeks for our 10 lb entrecote to dry age it was time to get a taste of it. Let's be Franck - you don't drink mediocore red with dry age steak so I popped open this 2010 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot. I know these should be left until 15 years of age, but couldn...
by Mikko R
April 7th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne St. Joseph
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne St. Joseph

Markus S wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 11:43 am
I hate winemakers who name themselves after a grape - can't they be more original than that?
Does Marsanne actually make a marsanne? At least Brunelli makes a Brunello.
Yep it's a pain when your family name is the same as the grape variety.
by Mikko R
March 28th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle

JosephK wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 6:31 am
Wow, look at your cork, Mikko. Did you use a Durand on that? Thanks for sharing. I might keep my eyes peeled for a ‘73 now. Wonder if they can be found in magnums.
I sure did! Opening old bottles without it is pretty much playing against the odds.
by Mikko R
March 25th, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Beychevelle

I opened 1973 over an year ago and it was amazing!
by Mikko R
March 19th, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have a wine cellar? Probably the answer is YES: But do you have...
Replies: 24
Views: 2176

Re: Do you have a wine cellar? Probably the answer is YES: But do you have...

I still do have my first bottle. It's 2004 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino. I was on a holiday 2009 with friends of mine at Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany and we made a day trip to Montalcino. There I visited a wine shop where I asked the shop keeper which under 30€ wine he would recommend...
by Mikko R
March 14th, 2019, 1:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance
Replies: 19
Views: 1661

Re: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance

I would add Pierre Gimonnet Special Club Millesimé de Collection. Had it few years ago but it was way too young. This one needs time to reveal its true nature. It will be a stunner.
by Mikko R
January 29th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Noël Verset Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: TN: 1990 Noël Verset Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

wow. just wow. one day I'll get my Verset..
by Mikko R
January 20th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forget sabering. We should all open champagne like this.
Replies: 32
Views: 1642

Re: Forget sabering. We should all open champagne like this.

Otto Forsberg wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 10:21 pm
David Cooper wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 8:37 pm
My guess is the bottle is empty and recorked. Otherwise how could it not fly out of the bottle?
[scratch.gif] wat
What is this..
I don't even..
What?!
by Mikko R
January 4th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short notes on last nights nice bunch of wines
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Short notes on last nights nice bunch of wines

The line up definitely needs a photo so here it is.

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by Mikko R
January 4th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8407

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

I thought I might bump up this thread. Here my post from week ago when got a special guest from Condrieu visiting Helsinki.
by Mikko R
December 11th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu
Replies: 70
Views: 5800

Re: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu

Howard Davis wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 2:33 am
to come in a few days ...
This thread has been great and I have enjoyed reading it but I'm getting a bit worried that are we ever going to get to Burgundy or even Condrieu..
by Mikko R
October 22nd, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.
Replies: 26
Views: 950

Re: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.

My first son was also born on 2014 and I have gathered some nice ones imo. Like Alex I have some Prüm also in my cellar but also I got a case of Cantina Terlan Vorberg Riserva that will last untill 2040. Also I got some Gonon's white's that should last until 2031-33, but I bet the magnums can last l...
by Mikko R
September 24th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: At what age should your parents have given you birth wine?
Replies: 53
Views: 1456

Re: Poll: At what age should your parents have given you birth wine?

I have bought some bottles of my son's birth year but I'm not going to give any of them to him. My plan is to have a nice celebration/dinner at certain milestones, like when we have a party on his confirmation at the age of 15, when he turns 18, 20, 25, 30. Also nice occasions would be when he gets ...
by Mikko R
September 19th, 2018, 2:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 23
Views: 2920

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Really shame that you had bad experience and for that cost - yikes. I've visited Noma say 6-7 years ago during winter and we had some fish and duck but it was mainly plant-based food. One thing I remember really well was the quality of the desserts! They were truly horrible. Sour and bitter. Just so...
by Mikko R
August 28th, 2018, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12536
Views: 604543

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Had to get some of those Chaillots from Franck and few new NRS and few Northern Rhone whites 4x 2010 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot 2x 2012 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot 2x 2013 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot 1x 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot 2x 2015 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot 1x...
by Mikko R
August 22nd, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gonon 2015
Replies: 240
Views: 8476

Re: Gonon 2015

Wow! That is really something.
2009 vintage at Compagnie de l'Hermitage in 2011: 14 €
2010 at the domaine in 2012: 20 €. Jussayin'...
by Mikko R
July 24th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 671

TN: 2004 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rote

Does it count if I like Guigal's Cote du Rone?

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