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by Robert Pavlovich
December 12th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Egon Muller pricing

I told you Muller’s Kab was a deal @ $100 or under champagne.gif
by Robert Pavlovich
December 12th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An Evening With Several Arnoux Suchots
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: An Evening With Several Arnoux Suchots

Thanks for the notes Matt.

I’ve looked at my bottle of 08’ recently but feel it needs 10-15+ years. Could be said for a lot of 08’s I’d imagine.
by Robert Pavlovich
December 5th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results

Drinking up in Oakland the other night with a few friends and Nebbiolo connoisseurs. There was a good spread of wines on the table but a flight of two 2008 Nebbiolo’s yielded some shocking results. Both were poured in to decanters about 7 hours beforehand. We knew one of the wines was an 08’ Sottima...
by Robert Pavlovich
December 3rd, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 1962

Re: Floral barolo recs

I’d second La Morra, and Verdugo in general, though Verduno pretty much equates to Burlotto. I think that's limiting. Frat. Alessandria is making excellent wines in Verduno, including from Monvigliero. I have less experience with Castello di Verduno, but I gather the quality there is also high. I m...
by Robert Pavlovich
December 2nd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 1962

Re: Floral barolo recs

I’d second La Morra, and Verdugo in general, though Verduno pretty much equates to Burlotto.

Individual Cru’s to consider
Monvigliero, Rocche di Castiglione,

Wines: 14’ Giuseppe Rinaldi Brunate

You probably want no part of Serralunga
by Robert Pavlovich
November 29th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falanghina Fan Club
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Falanghina Fan Club

Had a nice one recently at Il Forno Caffe in Santa Monica, a Macchialupa Beneventano...not at an expensive wine at all, but very refreshing and delicious. Makes me want to try some of the better examples.
by Robert Pavlovich
November 25th, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4915

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2016 Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Chapitre Deep wild berries, blue and black fruit, herbs and spice on the nose. Also a bit of wet sock funk that dissipates with air, while gaining some pretty rose petal character. Shows good freshness on the palate, with dark and concentrated blue/black fruit, and lo...
by Robert Pavlovich
November 14th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2374

Re: Ponsot...in general

Laurent is known for picking late, often gambling in cooler years. He doesn’t like new oak, to the point he wants his barrels at least five years old. Because of this they can be seen as lighter impact GC’s. One interesting point I remember from a discussion with a producer in Gevrey 2 weeks ago, w...
by Robert Pavlovich
November 14th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2374

Re: Ponsot...in general

It’s tough to understand the original Clos de la Roche vineyard (it’s been aggressively expanded over the years) without going through Ponsot, as the family domaine owns 3 of the 4 hectares of it. I’m unclear on who may have the other piece/s. Did some digging a while back and couldn’t link H Lignie...
by Robert Pavlovich
November 7th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2754

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Was a fun night, and the Champagne was a much needed refreshment with all the red Rhône’s on the table. I had no idea what the Champagne was but could tell Charlie was excited about it, and we found out why. Perfect balance of great fruit and freshness. Only bummer was we were in OC and they were in...
by Robert Pavlovich
November 7th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes

Markus S wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:35 am
Robert Pavlovich wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:21 am
Maybe better in its youth these days. Found the 10’ seemed past its prime on a couple occasions in recent years.
Any experience with the '12?
Think I bought the cru’s only in 12’ but I’d encourage you to crack one if you have some.
by Robert Pavlovich
November 7th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes

Maybe better in its youth these days. Found the 10’ seemed past its prime on a couple occasions in recent years.
by Robert Pavlovich
November 3rd, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21
Replies: 21
Views: 2463

Re: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21

All seems so simple, the least oak makes the best wine ; ) Kidding aside, I’d assumed 16’ Barbaresco would be a great vintage as it has been hyped in Barolo and shown to be in other key European regions, but 14’ is a good example of how it can be good for one (Barbaresco) and not so good for the oth...
by Robert Pavlovich
November 2nd, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

2007 Liger-Belair Reignots
2012 Liger-Belair Reignots
2016 Liger-Belair Reignots (the first time)

Others that surprised
2006 Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle Feusselottes
2013 Verdet Beaux Monts
2017 Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin Arvelets
by Robert Pavlovich
November 2nd, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

If you have a chance, you should try the Szepsy Uragya, Szepsy Szent Tamas and Demeter Zoltán Veres dry furmints. All of these dry furmints are excellent. If you have a chance, you should try the Szepsy Uragya, Szepsy Szent Tamas and Demeter Zoltán Veres dry furmints. All of these dry furmints are ...
by Robert Pavlovich
November 1st, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

Was out there in Tokaj tasting the 17’ dry whites, and they are really something to look forward to.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 24th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots

The 10’ Chevillon’s I’ve opened so far have been pretty forward, especially the village V.V. which I believe should be consumed now or soon.

The 1ers seem like they’re in a good place now and over the coming years.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 16th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: TN: 2014 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard

It’s one of the better CA Chardonnay’s I’ve had. Look forward to revisiting, though I’m having a hard time finding my stash.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 13th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Nice - need recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 1156

Re: Trip to Nice - need recommendations

I remember going to a small restaurant in town and the house red was awesome. Definitely wish them one of those experiences.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 11th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 italian wine suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 926

Re: 2014 italian wine suggestions

Barbaresco is definitely a good play.

I’d do both Gaja Costa Russi and Sottimano Pajore.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 9th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 2052

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Andreas You mention that Bartolo and Brovia both did not hype the 2016 vintage as much and preferred the 2013 in comparison. Is that the general sentiment with other producers too. This struck me as interesting as well. Could be some reverse producer hype to better sell the neighboring vintages 15 ...
by Robert Pavlovich
October 9th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: $200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

The 02’ Heidsieck Rare is also real nice right now.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 8th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12212

Re: 2008 Salon

With the 750’s going for $500, they are valuing the mag at around 5k. About a 4x increase on its own, putting aside the forced 6-pack. Never seen anything like it.
by Robert Pavlovich
October 8th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: a couple Kabinetts; a few Verdets; old Ygay Gran Reserva; and a Jura Pinot
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: TNs: a couple Kabinetts; a few Verdets; old Ygay Gran Reserva; and a Jura Pinot

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 7:05 am
The 13 cm condemnes was grest
Good to know, seems Verdet did well in 13’
by Robert Pavlovich
October 8th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: a couple Kabinetts; a few Verdets; old Ygay Gran Reserva; and a Jura Pinot
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: TNs: a couple Kabinetts; a few Verdets; old Ygay Gran Reserva; and a Jura Pinot

This was definitely a good Verdet session, at my place. Having only had the 15’ NSG 1er Boudots, needed some more data points. We had bad luck on the 17’ Verdet which was pretty closed, especially considering most 17’s are fun now, but the 13’s were definitely showing. The Beaux Monts threw out a cl...
by Robert Pavlovich
October 6th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Ramonet Batard Montrachet
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: TN: 2005 Ramonet Batard Montrachet

07’ Sauzet Batard is nails too.
by Robert Pavlovich
September 23rd, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3222

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

I was / am a one-time buyer when I was offered a deal on a 3-pack containing 2 x 2013 Estate Cuvee and 1 x 2013 Roberta's Reserve. I haven't opened one, but the pricing is what keeps me from buying again. I must say that, to me, it's a head-turner when you read wine critics praising the Roberta's R...
by Robert Pavlovich
September 23rd, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bartolo Mascarello price jump
Replies: 25
Views: 3160

Re: Bartolo Mascarello price jump

Ofer Refaeli wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 9:35 am
Yes, but why prices have jumped between the end of ‘17 and the start of ‘18 ?
The 13’ vintage was out and drinking great, meanwhile the stock market was on fire. Unlike Bordeaux and other high volume regions (or producers), it doesn’t take too many motivated buyers to drive prices higher.
by Robert Pavlovich
September 7th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3743

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

To the conversation on top recent vintages, 15’ has an issue with overripeness from time to time, 10’ less so, and 05’ doesn’t really have that problem. I’d put 10’ on top of tier 2, or maybe it’s own tier as I don’t think 02’ or 12’ are that close.
by Robert Pavlovich
September 5th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3743

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

2013 reds are the smartest.
by Robert Pavlovich
August 22nd, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Most bottles of Fourrier I get "Californiacated" as well. Warm/hot vintages don't figure to help.

The 2013 Clos Saint Jacques however, where I think the vintage must have reigned the house style in a bit worked very well.
by Robert Pavlovich
August 22nd, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8691

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

06: Hasn’t yet lived up the critical acclaim.

08: Initial critical consensus be damned, people are loving what they’re finding when opening bottles.
by Robert Pavlovich
August 19th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 8691

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

Gary York wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 9:50 pm
I think the days of those prices are long gone. It seems the wine lives in a different zip code now.
Yes, the trick now is finding the Barolo around $80-$150 (where Rinaldi and Bartolo Mascarello sat not long ago) that are competitive in quality.
by Robert Pavlovich
August 2nd, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘13 H. Lignier Morey 1er V.V.
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: TN: ‘13 H. Lignier Morey 1er V.V.

Makes me want to get in to my stash of 13’ Lignier Chambolle V.V. but I think I’d better give it another year or two.
by Robert Pavlovich
August 1st, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low acidity, dry, but not super-dry wine?
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Low acidity, dry, but not super-dry wine?

Your go-to wines are Italians, primarily from Piedmont, but you are looking for low acid reds? That sort of seems odd. What makes you think you like wines with low acidity? Acidity doesn’t translate to dryness for me. More so it’s tannin that’s the culprit. I think it’s the perceived acidity he’s t...
by Robert Pavlovich
July 31st, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

On the topic of Mugnier’s Bonne Mares, he ripped out most all of the vines when he took over in the 80’s so they were just too young to compete with top Bonne Mares like Roumier. It was a bit of an inside tip that the Fuees was the better wine for a long time due to the disparity in vine age. I beli...
by Robert Pavlovich
July 31st, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne
Replies: 19
Views: 1388

Re: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne

honestly, thank you for sharing these. super generous. i was on the fence about the reynard and the xg la la but after trying them i've been on the hunt. you know both bottles killed when it made a freakin chave hermitage an afterthought. btw - i missed on out that screagle. would have been nice to...
by Robert Pavlovich
July 31st, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne
Replies: 19
Views: 1388

Re: 2015 Trio Duel - Allemand Reynard, Chave Hermitage, Xavier Gerard La Landonne

Thanks again for bringing these out. Was pretty easy for me to pick my favorite on the night, being the La Landonne.
by Robert Pavlovich
July 31st, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Never had much luck with this cuvée. Though it represents a huge portion of Mugnier’s output and is the most readily available, I should check in on it again. So many other values in Nuits however, most closer to the heart of the CdN (Vosne) as well. Same here. They are tasty young, but as they age...
by Robert Pavlovich
July 30th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: TN: 2016 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

Never had much luck with this cuvée. Though it represents a huge portion of Mugnier’s output and is the most readily available, I should check in on it again. So many other values in Nuits however, most closer to the heart of the CdN (Vosne) as well.
by Robert Pavlovich
July 30th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 66’ and 89’ La Mission, 90’ Dom and others
Replies: 1
Views: 370

66’ and 89’ La Mission, 90’ Dom and others

A night of mostly Bordeaux, with the bucket lister 89’ La Mission. I was pretty excited to get a look at this wine, though had no idea how young it would show. As it happened, I enjoyed the champagne and whites most of all together with the 66’ La Mission. Great night with So Cal boys John, Jeff, an...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 31st, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 3403

Re: Barolo apogee

It's hard to say. Some of my best experiences have been from wines from 1958, 1961 and 1964. I still reckon there are quite a few '71's and '74's that have plenty left in the tank. Barolo is delicious young and tends to start really showing well at 10 years of age. I don't think there is a definiti...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 27th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 2039

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

I'll chime-in re the 2011 Capellano Rupestris because I was one of the folks who banged on it hard at that tasting where it saw extended air. It struck me as noticeably oxidized ---- brown sugar, vegetal. It was also a bit bretty. But for another wine that I thought had slight TCA, it was probably ...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 27th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 2039

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

What does 'slightly riper' mean? How much riper? And how many in the group felt this was the case? Everyone or . . .? A specific wine in question is a 2011 Rupestris. One group tasted a 2011 after a ~10 hour slow o, and at consumption used descriptors such as "ripe", "slightly too sweet", "mono dim...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 27th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 2039

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

For context at the same tasting/flight, a 2011 Bartolo was considered by (more than a few others, albeit not all) to be the worst of the flight, for exhibiting some of the sweet traits of the Cappellano. It had the same treatment. Ie, I don’t think folks considered the cappellano to be a flawed bot...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 28th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux for burgundy fans
Replies: 19
Views: 1086

Re: Bordeaux for burgundy fans

I drink mostly burgundy and very little Bordeaux these days, but I’d think Margaux and Ducru would have to be up there. One that surprised me last year was a 2006 tertre roteboeuf. I’ve had other vintages and not been as impressed, but the 06’ really shined after a short 1-2 hour decant. It wants fo...
by Robert Pavlovich
March 18th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is a "polished" wine
Replies: 52
Views: 1489

Re: What is a "polished" wine

Smoothing out some or all of the rough edges for sure. Problem is, as pointed out above. over-polished constitutes a loss of terroir, freshness, etc. Like with perceived sweetness, acidity, or tannin everyone is going to have their preference or range of tolerance. Which is a big support for the “po...
by Robert Pavlovich
March 5th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Királyudvar Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos- what do I have here?
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: 2007 Királyudvar Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos- what do I have here?

Tom, sounds like a nice pick up. I’d drink one the next time the situation calls for it. Tasted quite a few 2008’s while in Hungary and they showed great, even while still having a long life ahead. I believe 2008 is the bigger, grander vintage, so the 07’ figures to be drinking well already.
by Robert Pavlovich
February 18th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: TN: 2008 Clos de Lambrays, 2011 PYCM Chenevottes

I’m not sure Lambrays is fairly priced, but it’s a lot closer to being fairly priced than most Grand Cru’s.

Also appreciate the distinction of noting when these wines pair with food, as that’s anything but a sure thing these days.

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