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by Andrew Hamilton
July 16th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

billnanson wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 5:47 am
...if still some strong affinity to oak in their production.
That was also my take away Bill. I've only ever had one, IIRC it was the '14 Perrieres in August of last year. Ample oak on both the nose and palate.
by Andrew Hamilton
July 15th, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

alan weinberg wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 9:32 am
agree. Only had a couple and wasn’t impressed. But 14 is a great vintage. Still those big bottles?
Yes unfortunately.
by Andrew Hamilton
July 11th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype
Replies: 18
Views: 1154

Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

John Morris wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
What beverage combination containing alcohol did not taste good in college?
Graves and room temperature cans of the beast. Granted they're not beverage combinations but I shudder every time they come to mind...
by Andrew Hamilton
July 11th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker
Replies: 20
Views: 1949

Re: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker

The Jadot Boudots is a real sweet spot in their extensive line-up for me. Price-wise it's relatively affordable, and is always a high quality wine a tad under the radar for many folks. Estate vines (I think there is maybe also a non-estate bottling--Gerhard would likely know), and a wine that pulls...
by Andrew Hamilton
June 12th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1651

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Glad to see y'all are still on the struggle over east! /s

Thanks for sharing Jeremy.
by Andrew Hamilton
February 26th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode reviews natural wines
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Jamie Goode reviews natural wines

Timely post John. The group I taste with met up last week and looked at "alternative whites". I took a natural field blend made in 2016 from a cultish producer in Tasmania. It was terrible. Below is the group TN. Yellow in colour and very cloudy. Sulphides, burnt rubber, stale cider granny smith ap...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 26th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode reviews natural wines
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Jamie Goode reviews natural wines

Timely post John. The group I taste with met up last week and looked at "alternative whites". I took a natural field blend made in 2016 from a cultish producer in Tasmania. It was terrible. Below is the group TN. Yellow in colour and very cloudy. Sulphides, burnt rubber, stale cider granny smith app...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 20th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 43 Barolos from 2013 -- and a very dry mouth to show for it
Replies: 49
Views: 3879

Re: TN: 43 Barolos from 2013 -- and a very dry mouth to show for it

So I had the 2013 Rivetto over the weekend John. I picked up a 3 pack based on your note above. [cheers.gif] Does this make me an "influencer"? And, if I add that to my LinkedIn profile, will people start sending me free samples? I suspect text notes don't readily equate to a true influencer John! ...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 18th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: TN: 1989 Piedmont Retrospective

[*] 1989 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Collina Rionda - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo 2019 Alt Festa night 2 '89 Barolo and Barbaresco More floral and subtly perfumed compared the the more overt and fantastic Falleto Riserva. A nose that is truly lung filling with roses, white truffle, spice, bals...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 17th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 43 Barolos from 2013 -- and a very dry mouth to show for it
Replies: 49
Views: 3879

Re: TN: 43 Barolos from 2013 -- and a very dry mouth to show for it

Rivetto - Serralunga d'Alba: A producer I'm unfamiliar with, but this showed very well. Perfumed -- sort of unusual for Serralunga. "Elegant with lots of grip," I wrote. 91-ish. So I had the 2013 Rivetto over the weekend John. I picked up a 3 pack based on your note above. That said it was so long ...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 10th, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts

Hi Brian, Whilst I understand the logic in the wine service conceptually in application I think it was a bit short of the mark. When it comes to Barolo my service methodology is as follows. 1-2 years from bottling - pop and pour. Be prepared for the wine to shut down in 1-2 hours and plan accordingl...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 10th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 1961

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Greg K wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 11:50 am
Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Does anyone still buy B. Giacosa?
Bruno Giacosa is dead at retail.
In pretty much every phase
And I just ordered a 6 pack. If everyone could stop buying Giacosa besides me that would be swell. flirtysmile
by Andrew Hamilton
February 10th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 1961

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

Both G. Conterno and Giacosa are making Riserva Barolo in 2014 (Monfortino and the Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche). I guess Roberto and Bruna are partial to dilute riservas. [stirthepothal.gif]
by Andrew Hamilton
February 9th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 or 2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: 2016 or 2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Unless I was going to drink it today I'd buy 2010. Pobega-ing Rousseau? Next level. Fair enough. My expectation is that the '10 would be shut down somewhat despite Rousseau's reputation for being fairly accessible wines when young. So today the '16 could be better in glass. I'd be hard pressed to o...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Thanks Andrew. Would you say that Oregon pinots can often taste more like Burgundy than Australian versions, but when it comes to Chardonnay, the opposite is often true? Them’s some fightin’ words(regarding Chardonnay)! [wink.gif] But I would love to know which Australian Chardonnays I should be lo...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

It certainly can’t hurt. The entry level J. Christopher wine is usually great. If you can make it my way, I’ll be happy to show you a few really solid sub-$30 wines(although not all Pinot Noir). I’ll keep you in mind for the next trip. I always bring some bottles with me when I visit the states so ...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Thanks Andrew. Would you say that Oregon pinots can often taste more like Burgundy than Australian versions, but when it comes to Chardonnay, the opposite is often true? I wouldn’t say that to be honest James, primarily because there’s so much difference between producers in each region that you ca...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Andrew, AUD30 is about $20. It's interesting that you used $50 as a benchmark in the US. That's more than double your Australian benchmark! Don't worry, I'm painfully aware of the current exchange rate. [soap.gif] Sorry for the confusion, I was using the $30 AUD price point to attempt to provide a ...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Andrew, it really depends where you look. For value wines, wineries and tasting rooms are typically not the best bet. Producers tend to want to highlight their "better" (i.e.: more expensive) efforts. Supermarkets and wine shops can offer better value. I just browsed through the inventory at a Port...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Hi Andrew, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t see many inexpensive Pinot Noirs during your visit to the Willamette Valley. There’s been a good number of producers making a good-great entry level Pinot Noir on the thread, so I won’t restate them. But I rarely pour the Willamette Valley bottling($23) ...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 6th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Hi Andrew, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t see many inexpensive Pinot Noirs during your visit to the Willamette Valley. There’s been a good number of producers making a good-great entry level Pinot Noir on the thread, so I won’t restate them. But I rarely pour the Willamette Valley bottling($23) ...
by Andrew Hamilton
February 4th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4335

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

A slight tangent but I'm finding it harder to find sub $30 AUD Pinot Noir domestically here in Australia. I was over in the Mornington Peninsula early last year and my plan was to find as many under $30 AUD pinots as possible that suited my palate as a daily quaffer. My reasoning is that from ~$40 A...
by Andrew Hamilton
January 9th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 2953

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

Thanks Mark. I've come across quite a few reports stating that 2017 is an exceptionally variable vintage and quite hard to judge without firsthand knowledge. I won't have the opportunity to taste before applying for allocations so I most likely go with the same producers I buy each year to ensure my...
by Andrew Hamilton
December 30th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 1961

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

There was no Monfortino made in 2003 but it was made in 2002 which by any standard was a miserable vintage for Barolo. Yep, my mistake. I was thinking 2002. In regard to 2014, the issue appears to be one of dilution rather than heat or coolness. Yes, I understand that. But are you genuinely asserti...
by Andrew Hamilton
December 30th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 1961

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

It's simply reflective of an undesirable vintage. So was 2009 and it's now selling for more than anyone would have thought. I disagree that 14 was undesirable or comparable to 09. One was a hot vintage while the other was a cool and classic one. 12 was overlooked due to 13 hype and there are still ...
by Andrew Hamilton
December 30th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 1961

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

There are 10 listings of 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo on the free version of Wine Searcher in the US under $200 right now. Sure it's not cheap but I balk at describing that price point as "ostentatious excess", especially given the wine. Same for G. Conterno, there are ~25 listings of the Francia ...
by Andrew Hamilton
December 28th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4880

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

John Morris wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 7:45 pm
That's made to be approachable young. Not sure what they do differently -- presumably shorter maceration among other things.
Cheers John, I wasn't aware it was made for early drinking.
by Andrew Hamilton
December 27th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4880

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

I had a 13 Vajra Albe a few days ago and it was both accessible and bright red fruited. I must admit I was a bit surprised, I was expecting a tannic beast.
by Andrew Hamilton
December 24th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One Too Many Burgs
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

Re: One Too Many Burgs

Great work Jeremy. Glad to see y'all applying Burgs liberally to keep the heat at bay! Merry Christmas. Or maybe it was just too many of the cleansing ales afterward! [swoon.gif] [truce.gif] Funnily enough in the tasting group I'm a member of probably 30% of our attendees on average have a cleansing...
by Andrew Hamilton
December 12th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PH Does RSV
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: PH Does RSV

Unless their batting improves pretty drastically my cricket loving mates aren't as optimistic as some of you are... Still, we'll see how Perth pans out over the next few days.

Jeremy, Paul, as per usual; well done. Good to see you all continue to drink exceptionally well on Monday nights!
by Andrew Hamilton
November 15th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Incredible new releases from Coonawarra
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: TNs: Two Incredible new releases from Coonawarra

They're not inexpensive and are surpassing Coonawarra's traditional price point, but they are world class wines. Wow, you're not wrong. Like you said, $300 for the William Wilson and $120 for the GPL68. It's amazing how quickly Cabernet prices have grown in recent years in Australia. Wines that I'd...
by Andrew Hamilton
October 31st, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4213

Re: The Safest White Burgs

As to OPs question, I myself am putting my trust in Bouchard. Great wines under DIAM 10. Had the 2014 Meursault Perrieres from Bouchard last night - boy was that good. It's SO good. If anything the '14 Bouchard Corton Charlemagne is even better. Howard, that '14 MP from Bouchard is an absolute RIPP...
by Andrew Hamilton
October 31st, 2018, 12:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4213

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Moreover, in the premox era our collective palate is changing: most of us would find Pierre Ramonet's wines of the '70s and '80s far too austere and structural if we went back in time to taste them from barrel today. Does this statement imply that maybe white burgs today are not as ageable as they ...
by Andrew Hamilton
October 23rd, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I were to buy a 2014 White Burgundy to store until my grandson reaches age 18 or so . . .
Replies: 42
Views: 1853

Re: If I were to buy a 2014 White Burgundy to store until my grandson reaches age 18 or so . . .

I'd go with Bouchard, Meursault 1ers or Corton Charlie GC. None of those bottles should be insanely priced, should improve with age, and are under DIAM.

EDIT: This happens to be my boy's birth year so I've put a few aside for him.
by Andrew Hamilton
October 15th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2013 Mascarello Monprivato
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: TNR: 2013 Mascarello Monprivato

Thin and watery the first day, killer the next. One for the ages. Any rough drinking window guidelines? I bought a 1997 of the same on a lark and have no idea if opening now would be too soon Give them 20 years if you can. That seems to be general consensus for G. Mascarello Monprivato from people ...
by Andrew Hamilton
August 23rd, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 167
Views: 7256

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Nola. I had that at first too. You need to change your Instagram setting to public. If it’s a private account, linking here won’t work. My account is private but I don't plan on changing that. So my username is pluggerlockett and my profile URL is here. https://www.instagram.com/pluggerlockett/ And...
by Andrew Hamilton
August 19th, 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Chavignol Rosé
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Chavignol Rosé

I like the 2015 so much that I bought a case of the 2016 before trying it. I am not disappointed. Lovely juice the 2016. Pricey at $45 US. That's still cheaper than the $69AUD price I'm landing it at down here. Still, I won't complain. Anytime I can get what I consider a great bottle of wine below ...
by Andrew Hamilton
August 19th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Chavignol Rosé
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Chavignol Rosé

No fans of Cotat here I see...or is it me??? :( For those who care...this is drinking even better night two...minerals more pronounced, still fresh fruited, pretty florals and herbs in full bloom! I've not posted for nearly 2 months but you've brought me back Buzz... In the words of Michael Jackson...
by Andrew Hamilton
June 25th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Recent Cappellano
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

TN: Recent Cappellano

There's a saying among journalists, "You could have looked it up." And so I (finally) did. Neal Rosenthal's website says of the barbera: It is treated in exactly the same manner as the Barolo: a long, natural, traditional fermentation with plenty of time on the skins, aging in well-used casks for o...
by Andrew Hamilton
June 21st, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Recent Cappellano
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

TN: Recent Cappellano

Andrew -- thanks so much for the added perspective! Even the Barbera is done in botti? I might be conflating memories from our visits with Bartolo Mascarello and Cappellano but from a high level perspective I'm think a number of traditionalists use Barbera to take the new out of their new botti in ...
by Andrew Hamilton
June 21st, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Recent Cappellano
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

TN: Recent Cappellano

I'm not sure if they do barriques or not -- a slightly more than cursory search on the internet didn't yield anything concrete. I think you're right that the 2011 was riper, but I was certainly expecting more flesh on the 2013. I haven't tasted many 2013s, but have found them in line with your asse...
by Andrew Hamilton
May 28th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Gift You've Received
Replies: 54
Views: 2039

Best Wine Gift You've Received

For my wedding last year a mate gave me 2 Riedel Sommeliers Burgundy Grand Cru stems and a 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo. I was floored by the generosity.
by Andrew Hamilton
May 17th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline Etiquette
Replies: 229
Views: 9625

Offline Etiquette

Disagree on 4 (but like the rest). If a bottle is corked, I don't want it in my glass at all; at least stop it going around and have the discussion. 9. Don't overpour. Ah yes, but that assumes it's actually badly corked, and not just pronounced as such by someone who is hypersensitive to TCA. On yo...
by Andrew Hamilton
May 15th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Replanting in Monprivato
Replies: 16
Views: 1660

Replanting in Monprivato

Thanks for the response Greg, I appreciate it. Curious information though when you compare it to Galloni's comments regarding "...recently replanted major sections of their vineyards, including Monprivato."
by Andrew Hamilton
May 14th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Romanée to the Max
Replies: 37
Views: 1742

La Romanée to the Max

Marcus Dean wrote:
Jeremy Holmes wrote:

After a cheeky little Krug and a brace of G-Bangers it was onto the main event. A wedgie bracket of two '02's had a DRC ringer.
.
Fair suck of the sav Jezza, struth you call that writing
My sides are in orbit... [rofl.gif]
by Andrew Hamilton
May 14th, 2018, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine
Replies: 94
Views: 5349

Give me your screaming good under $20 red or white every day wine

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:I’m a big fan of Tikal
As is Method Man... newhere
by Andrew Hamilton
May 14th, 2018, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?
Replies: 126
Views: 4514

Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?

Andrew, Been buying Rousseau since the '96 vintage from a few long term sources, so still usually get a reasonable amount of GC and CSJ each year, although it does keep gradually getting less and less....and suspect '15 will probably be the same. Funnily enough, never get offered the Village (which...
by Andrew Hamilton
May 10th, 2018, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?
Replies: 126
Views: 4514

Would you buy 2015 Rousseau Chambertin?

I wouldn't put this on Gary either, but I'd love to know what retailers you were able to land 2014 Rousseau Chambertin at $850AUD per. I would have bought at that price. Heck, I still would now... I am seeing Gary on Monday, will ask him.... I bought '14 Rousseau's Chamby/Beze from 3 different peop...
by Andrew Hamilton
May 10th, 2018, 12:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?
Replies: 44
Views: 1020

Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?

Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Stunning wine. Presently at, or near, peak. Can confirm. Had this a couple years back and it was an absolute cracker. IIRC it spent 52 months in oak (according to the back label). I too am a 78er and have already had my birth year wines ...

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