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by Mikko R
August 25th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14449
Views: 709146

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 5:48 pm
AD Northup wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Robert M yers wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Just checking to see who bought the Gonon vv from Flatiron...
How much was it?
Pierre Gonon, St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes, 2009 $999 (1)
Pierre Gonon, St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes, 2010 $1199 (1)
OH MY GOD! With those prices my bottles were basically a steal.
by Mikko R
July 27th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1013

Re: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread

Just out of curiosity why would you ask recs for Rhône producers when clearly you want Syrah. The way I see it Rhône is so much more than just Syrah and seems really odd to categorise all the Rhônes into one group when there is such wide diversity between north and south. Actually there are big diff...
by Mikko R
July 22nd, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teach me something useful about Rioja.
Replies: 42
Views: 3595

Re: Teach me something useful about Rioja.

I've been a huge fan of LdH also and have been lucky enough to drink their GR from 60's, 70's and 80's and they have been amazing. One thing I noticed that no one mentioned one of the oldest houses of the are, that is Remelluri. I organized a tasting few years ago where we had bottlings mainly from ...
by Mikko R
July 21st, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 105
Views: 4635

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

Pretty sure all of these threads should be titled, The World's best (insert variety) is from France what say you? The World's best Nebbiolo is from France what say you? [stirthepothal.gif] Nebbiolo is rarely talked about on this board, but I guess you have a point Lol Don't forget Riesling!
by Mikko R
July 21st, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10187

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

I think you are Way too wedded to the importance or relevance of these publications. Hi Robert. I have to disagree with that. As you mentioned, you probably no longer buy that much wine and hence you might underestimate the relevance of the various publications (not only TWA). Here two examples of ...
by Mikko R
July 16th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5105

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

I have only been collecting wines seriously for about 5 years and I have now 10 vintages of Gonon St-Jo.
by Mikko R
July 15th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 32
Views: 2085

Re: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)

NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé - France, Champagne (1/23/2020) INTENSE citrus explosion upon entry...spicy white pepper, cherry pop rocks, tart cherry skin...then a WONDERFUL creamy raspberry creme mousse calms it down, coats the palate, and shows a fresh array of fruits, dried ros...
by Mikko R
July 6th, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"

A couple recent dry Chenins that were pretty delicious. 2014 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Sec - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (6/10/2020) A fresher and bright fruited and floral nose with pear, apple, grapefruit pith, and a stony-mineral sense. On the palate it is sleek and stony...
by Mikko R
June 30th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Thanks for the note! Such a shame how expensive these got lately. I fully agree with you! And especially for you in States it is even worse. I've been able buy these from Europe about 50€/bottle. Long gone are those days when I bought my first Gonon under 20€ and even when I visited them 2012 I was...
by Mikko R
June 29th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Here’s a note on the 2014 I wrote in 2018. Ana amazing wine, considering the difficulties of the vintage. 2014 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (3/17/2018) This note is from the second day, having drunk half the bottle from a restaurant wine list yesterday. Opaque...
by Mikko R
June 29th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Great note. My favorite vintage of the decade for Gonon Over the 2010? My thoughts exactly! When I visited the domaine 2012 and got to taste 2009 and 2010 side by side I really liked the 2009 but the 2010 was just like 2009 but few notches more of everything. This was actually my first encounter wi...
by Mikko R
June 29th, 2020, 2:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 49
Views: 2209

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

I'm really amazed that there isn't more Cavas on the list. Recaredo and Gramona both produce high level sparkling, but also I have enjoyed a lot bottlings from Juvé y Camps, Agustí Torelló Mata and Alta Alella. Just few weeks ago I bought also few bottles of NV Les Caves du Sieur d'Arques Crémant de...
by Mikko R
June 28th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Went to my parent's place for dinner and I've had my eye on this 2013 Gonon St-Jo for some time now. Couldn't help myself to see how this was doing. 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (27.6.2020) Wine was decanted 6 hours before drinking, because these tend to b...
by Mikko R
June 18th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The big Palette Blanc face-off - Henri Bonnaud vs. Château Simone (plus one rosé 1996)
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: TN: The big Palette Blanc face-off - Henri Bonnaud vs. Château Simone (plus one rosé 1996)

Well, that bottle was a recent purchase from an auction, so it's still possible to find such gems at random! And from what I heard, I guess there's still another bottle left where that particular rosé came from, so there's always a possibility to get to taste one if we arrange another brosé bronanz...
by Mikko R
June 15th, 2020, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2151

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Somewhere close to Lyon would be pretty sweet.
by Mikko R
April 6th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finland, Finland, Finland...
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Finland, Finland, Finland...

It's the country for me! Otto, thank you for not posting any kalsarikännit selfies! Getting Tipsy at Home in Your Underwear A Finnish tradition known as “pantsdrunk” is gaining favor with Americans stuck at home. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/style/pants-drunk-time.html?referringSource=article...
by Mikko R
December 21st, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 13333

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: 279
Views: 8320

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: 263
Views: 13333

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: 279
Views: 8320

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: 1070

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: 279
Views: 8320

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: 3452

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! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1207
Views: 56644

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: 39
Views: 2848

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: 2545

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: 1329

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: 39
Views: 5226

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: 39
Views: 5226

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 2127

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: 387

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 1716

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: 6261

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: 747

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: 747

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: 2915

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: 2554

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: 2554

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 14449
Views: 709146

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: 1723

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: 1504

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: 1504

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: 264

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: 420

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.

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