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by Robert Pavlovich
July 9th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3158

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

They say all roads lead to Burgundy. Kind of haunts some people because it’s so often true. Get in and don’t look back. There are really nice wines at all price points. 2017 reds have been drinking well, and I’ve had luck with lower to mid level 2010’s. The in between vintages of 10-17 aren’t really...
by Robert Pavlovich
July 2nd, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Acclivi (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: TN: 2012 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Acclivi (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

I like that last sentence a lot Jeremy 👌

This was such a strict wine on or near release, somewhere between tangy and fierce acid, but closer to fierce. Good to hear its unwinding. Have quite a few of these, I’ll have to dig one out.
by Robert Pavlovich
June 30th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cappellano
Replies: 20
Views: 618

Re: 2015 Cappellano

Was also a part of the tasting group obviously. The wines seemed to show well or as they should, including the other three Baroli...12’ Rinaldi Brunate, 16’ Pira Rionda, 07’ Marcarini Brunate, so I don’t think it was transit. It was overnighted to the two of us west coasters so they never saw anythi...
by Robert Pavlovich
June 28th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1876

Re: Burgundy bitten

That’ll be huge when CT auto translates foreign languages.
by Robert Pavlovich
June 14th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Tasting TNs -- Quality Red Burgs
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Zoom Tasting TNs -- Quality Red Burgs

This was a lot of fun, everyone picked a good to great bottle and they all worked well together. 1990 Comtes de Vogue Musigny What a way to kick things off. This confused and confounded us to no end. Right away I called 90’s, even though it was showing advanced secondary and hints of tertiary develo...
by Robert Pavlovich
June 13th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Rollin Père et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Les Cloux
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Rollin Père et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Les Cloux

So much stuffing to this. I love intensity but this was a bit too intense for me upon opening, lots of citrus. Saved most of the wine for days later and it showed real well after a few days in the fridge.
by Robert Pavlovich
June 10th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Question re 2017 PYCM Corton Charlemagne

Here's a couple questions I could use some help getting group answers/thoguhts: On the Pernand vs Aloxe fruit, which is considered better and why? Who are the major Domaines in each Pernand and Aloxe within Corton Charlemagne? Do many have grapes on both sides and blend them in a fashion? Where is ...
by Robert Pavlovich
June 5th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14453

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund -JUST ADDED ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN (Currently at $40,60 in donati

Charlie- just curious as to why the first winner will be on the 5th draw and not the first? excitement [snort.gif] Although I don't expect to win anything and I'm happy to support such a great cause regardless, I think a part of me will die a little bit if I'm selected as one of those first 4 peopl...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 31st, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BEST Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux producers (for the money)
Replies: 85
Views: 8719

Re: BEST Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux producers (for the money)

Friends, Hope this thread gets the new life it rightly deserves. Great thread that is. To expand on my previous post : I would avoid ECH and GRANDS ECH by Desauney-Bissey. This little known producer has his winery at Flagey. Has lots of interesting wines but is in my humble opinion an underachiever...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 30th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Daniel Rion Echezeaux
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: TN: 2005 Daniel Rion Echezeaux

2005 Eche is trending. Love it. It does make sense as one of or not the softest/most accessible grand cru.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 30th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

I like the description of the wine being in between those extremes, though was somewhat disappointed with the 14’ had last year, which was more on the lazy side.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 26th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Would be curious to see if you enjoyed the '13 Casa Mate more than the Chiniera. I did not find the Chiniera to be cloying at all, and found the Casa Mate to lean too savory with not enough fruit poking out (at this young age)... maybe the Casa Mate has that deep fruit profile that may resonate mor...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 26th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Thanks for your check in on this. I have a few of these, but buried them. Had been curious about this for a while, was glad it worked out and gives me a better idea of how/when to open. Will probably crush a 16’ young to see how it is. Seems like it could be an early drinking Barolo as I noticed th...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 25th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 16
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers

Had an interesting blind side by side with the 10’ Ramonet and 10’ Chartron Chevalier Montrachet about a year ago, courtesy of Alex Goldstein. We all kind of assumed the better wine was the Ramonet, but it ended up being the Chartron on reveal. It stood to reason that Chartron wouldn’t just give th...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 25th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 16
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers

Had an interesting blind side by side with the 10’ Ramonet and 10’ Chartron Chevalier Montrachet about a year ago, courtesy of Alex Goldstein. We all kind of assumed the better wine was the Ramonet, but it ended up being the Chartron on reveal. It stood to reason that Chartron wouldn’t just give the...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 25th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which is a better Nebbiolo deal, Barolo vs. Barbaresco?
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Which is a better Nebbiolo deal, Barolo vs. Barbaresco?

Couple great values here. Definitely go with both. 2010 was kind of a breakout vintage for Giacomo Fenocchio, where more industry types took notice and brought the wines in. Haven’t had the base Barolo but have plenty of the crus, good memories of the 10’ Bussia had shortly after release. Will have ...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 25th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Replies: 13
Views: 756

2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera A wine I wouldn’t normally think to open this young, but we were invited over for ribs (socially distanced at different tables, etc.) and this seemed the most appropriate bottle on hand. Though somewhat of a gamble on such a youthful Barolo, this is an era ...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 20th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot vs Bouchard in 1er Meursault...
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Jadot vs Bouchard in 1er Meursault...

Based on the couple Bouchard Genevrieres from 14/17 I’ve sampled, I’ll go with Jadot on Genevrieres and a toss up for Perrieres as I’ve had neither.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 17th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: Large Burg Houses

it was a hugely extracted wine and the oak was absolutely overpowering. Not my experience with the '16 Cazetiers. None of the 6 notes (huge sample set!) mention oak or extraction. Regarding the 13 Faiveley Fuees. 13’ still would’ve been early in the process for new Faiveley and a super challenging ...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 13th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)
Replies: 108
Views: 5409

Re: Retailer PSA -- Los Angeles Wine Company TCA policy (Updated with Winery's response)

Good to hear and I think that’s the way to do it, going direct to the bottling/corking source. They have higher margins than the retailers and all the responsibility.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 12th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: TN: 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

Thanks for this...been patiently holding mine.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 12th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Did you use the Methode Fu Bouteille?

As his lawyer, a licensing fee is in order. It will be steep.

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Not quite, as I didn’t use the methode de tube, but either way Charlie and I are in talks.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 12th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

Thanks Sean, trust me I’m bummed about not having it too. Was my original intention but a local retailer had the Vosne, whereas I would’ve had to order the H-M from a sort of unknown NY shop with rising temps. I'm mostly just mad because it's the one bottling I DO have (though I wish I had all of t...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 11th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

Robert: Thanks for detailed notes. How would you describe the house style now? Especially in contrast to the father’s somewhat oaky and extracted wines (which I still appreciate, for the record)? Matt, here’s something I wrote elsewhere that I think gives the background you’re looking for. There’s ...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 11th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

Thanks for the notes. I had a 2005 Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux earlier this year and was very pleased at the value. I’ve definitely been following the Eche over the Suchots and other GC’s just because it seemed to be their best wine with decent availability and pricing all things considered. Kind of w...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 11th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

This is a great write-up, thanks. My only grievance is that you missed the Hautes Mazieres! Thanks Sean, trust me I’m bummed about not having it too. Was my original intention but a local retailer had the Vosne, whereas I would’ve had to order the H-M from a sort of unknown NY shop with rising temps.
by Robert Pavlovich
May 11th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 711

2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

Have been wanting to taste through this lineup for a while, and finally got a chance this weekend. Several of us pitched in, and tasted the wines together over a Zoom chat in distributed (4.5 oz.) bottles poured three days in advance of the tasting. Would have loved to have included the Suchots and ...
by Robert Pavlovich
May 8th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm worried about John Gilman
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: I'm worried about John Gilman

Domaine Chambolle and MSD for winners. Can even compare & contrast.

2011 Père et Fils for the losers!
by Robert Pavlovich
May 7th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes

How big of a difference is there between VV and regular? I've had the '17 regular recently and really enjoyed it. Wonder if I should seek out VVs going forward. Both good...V.V. is a bit more serious, especially on the back palate/ finish. Worth the extra tariff to me as that’s what I tend to value...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 28th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: I think I underestimated the quality of the '17 red Burg vintage
Replies: 34
Views: 2438

Re: TNs: I think I underestimated the quality of the '17 red Burg vintage

due to actuarial reality I try and avoid young reds but I did buy some 17 Guillemot and a case of Alexandrine’s wine (Marc Roy) because I wanted to see her style. Yeah I feel like I underbought 17 reds after a strong 16 vintage; wish I’d gotten more 17 Marc Roy, Hudelot, Rossignol and Clerget and w...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 27th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4939

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Definitely have had some really good Chevillon, including this 09’ Vaucrains, it showed great 5 years ago too, could imagine it being better now. Their mid to high end 1ers are where it’s at, as I don’t get the sense their Bourgogne or villages are truly special. Have not heard anyone wax poetic abo...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 26th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6892

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016 p

Was definitely not a big fan of the move in 13’ to put all of Francia in to Monfortino, using his great reserve brand to essentially get 5 x the price for most of the grapes. Hopefully not a long term trend. Anyway, back to the topic on hand. Interesting how the arc of the big three vintages this pa...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 26th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques

Good to hear. Look forward to revisiting the 08’ Jadot CSJ, which was really impressive a few years back. Think 05’ is the most aged one I have, and while it’s starting to open, has plenty of room to run. I took the “no Jacques” comment to mean that the wine didn’t have the funk that might be associ...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 23rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?
Replies: 51
Views: 2326

Re: Faiveley and Drouhin holdings?

Excellent info, thank you Jasper.

Looks like Faiveley has enough Cazetiers to make an interesting luxury cuvée.
by Robert Pavlovich
April 13th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 10’ Fevre Preuses
Replies: 0
Views: 180

WTB - 10’ Fevre Preuses

Good memories drinking this on release, would like to revisit. Just a bottle or two.
by Robert Pavlovich
April 13th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Burlotto Dolcetto d’Alba
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2017 Burlotto Dolcetto d’Alba

Have long held that Dolcetto is the ultimate Tuesday night red sauce pasta kind of wine. Have never tried the Burlotto for some reason, which is odd as I’m a fan of their Barolo.
by Robert Pavlovich
April 4th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2204

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Since when is Reignots such a hot plot? I don't recall ever hearing anything about exciting wines from there in the 90s, but now it's doing quite a Cros Parantoux impression. Has something fundamental changed in the last 10-20 years other than Liger Belair making a version that has attracted a bunc...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 3rd, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2204

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

If DRC made Reignots would you pay $1k for it? As you may well know, it’s not so much the producer as it is the southern plots on Reignots that are just north of La Romanee that are so desirable... where Liger-Belair and Arnoux-Lachaux are situated. There’s also precedent for well in to the four fi...
by Robert Pavlovich
April 3rd, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2204

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Makes sense, it’s been a chore to find this wine since I bought it last in 13’

There’s so little of it, it will continue to sell out, and still quite a bit cheaper than Liger-Belair. In fact, I’d think many of us would want the 18’ Reignots more than 18’ DRC Eche, at least I would.
by Robert Pavlovich
March 31st, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Charlie- That is a killer note. Sounds great! I need to try this wine. Posted in my thread on the 15 SC Chard that I like Jamie's Chards prob more than his Pinot (a bit of hyperbole, perhaps). Thanks for this note. yum. I like Kutch Pinot. I LOVE Kutch Chard. Tend to think the new world (CA, OR esp...
by Robert Pavlovich
March 21st, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 21
Views: 1118

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

Not surprised to hear the 15’ is drinking well.

Have been tempted to open my last 08’ based on how it was drinking a few years back...I’m sure it’s getting toward prime time these days, but I’m no rush.
by Robert Pavlovich
March 21st, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 1778

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Had the 14’ WS Freedom Hill recently. It showed clean and even but not much interest or tension/energy left in the wine. Had the distinct feeling that it would’ve been better on release and/or with a year in bottle instead of four.
by Robert Pavlovich
March 10th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Have liked the few Heitz-Lochardet I’ve tried, though hoped for a litttle more from the 17’ Gruyaches tasted recently. Nice but missing some depth and complexity.
by Robert Pavlovich
March 10th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results
Replies: 25
Views: 3166

Re: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results

Ended up with a couple bottles of 2008 Palmina Nebbiolo at a non-profit wine pull this weekend. I know the donor so I believe provenance should be good. Are these hold or ready to go? CT lists 2018 as the ending drink date. Try one and let us know. Rare that a CA wine from that vintage will need mo...
by Robert Pavlovich
March 8th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford
Replies: 31
Views: 4143

Re: A visit to Frog's Leap TN: 2016 Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Rutherford

Had a gift card for Total Wine to use, and this is the wine I went with, even surprising myself (to be buying CA Cab). Ended up buying two.
by Robert Pavlovich
March 7th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Nopaulee
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: #Nopaulee

I’m not anti 08’ though I know a few who are ; )
by Robert Pavlovich
March 7th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Nopaulee
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: #Nopaulee

Such a great burgundy staple. Also a good one to try in 08, for those who’ve never had a good 2008 red burg.
by Robert Pavlovich
February 9th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Gaja Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: TN: 2009 Gaja Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Had the 2010 a little over a year ago and it was in a great place. I’d like to try the 08’ as well, but about ten years of age for this modern era seems fine for the straight Barbaresco.

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