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by g.colangelo
November 10th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 132
Views: 13353

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

Agreed , but we can't deny there are similarities. And price wise, what can you buy in burgundy for 50/60usd ? As for the top of the range stuff pie' Franco , ca' di morisso, ester canale,bartolo mascarello are a fraction of the price of top burgundy . I guess you are viewing things from a US prici...
by g.colangelo
November 10th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 4651

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Thank you, Roman, very informative.
by g.colangelo
November 6th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2803

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

Some years ago I had the luck to participate to a wonderful tasting in which, in the final three flights, the Bonnes Mares, Amoureuses and Musigny by Roumier and Vogue were compared blind. Comments on the tasting are here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=113254&p=1717868#p17...
by g.colangelo
November 6th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 4651

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

How are the alcohol levels chez Rousseau?
by g.colangelo
November 2nd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

de Montille Taillepieds 2002
by g.colangelo
November 1st, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

They also adjust pre-18 century harvests by 7 days to account for what they describe as "Anthropogenic changes in winemaking" meaning they started picking later because there was a developing market for deeper colored, longer lasting wines. Not sure what this has to do with the French hoodwinking u...
by g.colangelo
October 26th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

I found this interesting article investigating climate change with the help of Burgundy harvest dates: https://boris.unibe.ch/133281/ Among others, I found this statement very interesting (GHD stands for grape harvest dates): "The 33 extremely warm events comprising the fifth per- centile bracket of...
by g.colangelo
October 14th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18191

Re: I'm done*

I'm 35, so maybe I'll feel differently when I'm 65, but the thought that the only wines I'll be drinking for the next 10, 20, or even 30 years are all currently in my cellar, would seem quite boring. I know all of you will continue to explore new producers through tastings, the one-off glass at a r...
by g.colangelo
October 9th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

The bad thing is that the professional reviews are listed under the #3 variant. I don't know whether this happens automatically or whether the CT staff are themselves AP fetishists...
by g.colangelo
October 9th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1992

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

K John Joseph wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 3:52 pm
So "lan-geh" with a hard G?
Yes. Of course the way vowels are pronounced in Italian and English are very different, so both a and e should be pronounced the Italian way. I hope you heard how that sounds.
by g.colangelo
October 8th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Thank you all for confirming this. Indeed it would be good if they could fix this in CT...
by g.colangelo
October 8th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1992

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Lange
ge like in "get"
by g.colangelo
October 7th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Thank you for the note, David.
If I understand correctly this is the only Domprobst Kabinett they made that year, right?
Unfortunately on CT there are two, one without AP number and one with...
by g.colangelo
September 24th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2553

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Absolutely! Is the date known already?
by g.colangelo
September 24th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2553

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Alex and David, thank you for your replies. Personally, I do not buy much at auctions, just a few bottles of producers I know and like, so I don't rely on scores for deciding about what to buy. But I do hope to be able to participate once, especially for being able to taste the wines, and in particu...
by g.colangelo
September 23rd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2553

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

The GK in 375 went for less - 80 - last year. The spat went for 75 so it’s a little cheaper but not nearly as good. Hi Alex, I didn't follow last year's auction and was told 95 euros, but I guess this price includes taxes and commissions. Ok, so it is indeed only marginally cheaper. Still, your rem...
by g.colangelo
September 22nd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2553

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Any news about the Bad Kreuznach Auction? Curious about the price for the Doennhoff TBA 2015...
by g.colangelo
September 20th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2553

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 6:22 am
Schaefer Spat @ 71
Schaefer GK 375s @ 95
Wow! This is significantly less than last year! I did not expect it would go backward. But glad I'll have 3 bottles Spat.
by g.colangelo
September 17th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Steve and Otto: thanks a lot for the additional suggestion about Iago and Gotsa.
by g.colangelo
September 17th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Otto, this is very timely! I am heading to Tbilisi in a week from now and was looking for information on restaurants and wineries. My time will be very limited because I will be there for work, but should have one free day, and the evenings of course. Would you suggest Pheasant's Tears if you had to...
by g.colangelo
August 24th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Last night's wines: 2015 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne A bit concerning on first PnP sip. A little Californication going on, with a somewhat candied feel – like a Littorai. Noticeable oak. Uh-oh has Fourrier crept toward the dark side? Confirmation bias creeping in? But with some...
by g.colangelo
August 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1557

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

In Italy I'd recommend that you buy any Accomasso that you can find. I think I paid €55 for a bottle of his Barolo that sells for $225 here in the US. I'd also recommend Poggio di Sotto, Emidio Pepe, and Bartolo Mascarello. Good luck if you want to find other Accomasso bottles for 55€... This is an...
by g.colangelo
August 18th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2221

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thank you for your detailed list of recommendations, Juergen! BTW: Switzerland produces fine Pinot Noir as well, a few examples: Gantenbein (pricey but top) Tscharner Donatsch Fromm Obrecht As you can imagine, I know Swiss Pinot Noirs quite well. The ones you mentioned (with the exception of Fromm) ...
by g.colangelo
August 17th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2112

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Yes, Sekt from Germany can be excellent. In addition to Lauer, I enjoyed van Volxem.

Lambrusco di Sorbara has not been mentioned yet. I have very much enjoyed Paltrinieri's Radici as an inexpensive but fully enjoyable sparkling wine.
by g.colangelo
August 17th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2221

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thank you, Robert!
While most readers here are from the US, as you can see I am located in Switzerland - in fact writing from across the border in Germany right now... ;-)
by g.colangelo
August 17th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2221

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Robert and Juergen thank you for your replies and suggestions! If I may, I hoped to have more specific suggestions of bottles and producers you are particularly fond of: I know most of the better known names you mentioned (but haven't yet tried them all). If you fear sudden explosions of interest an...
by g.colangelo
August 14th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2221

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Can you please name some of the best Spaetburgunder worth trying? I have tried quite a few in the last year or so, but not systematically and not aiming at the very top. Most have been a disappointment, with some very good exceptions, in particular Bernhard Huber Bienenberg. I also enjoyed Enderle&M...
by g.colangelo
July 29th, 2019, 1:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?

This is one of those wine myths that are bandied about with absolute certainty but on reflection, make no sense whatsoever. How exactly would one warm the wine by holding the bowl? Anyone who is shooting infrared rays or heat from their fingertips is the next super hero. I have yet to meet anyone w...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

There's also one of Valtellina which they don't seem to have right now. I think you can order it directly from Enogea: https://www.enogea.it/en/product/valtellina-2/ Ken, I am sure you know that Valtellina is in Lombardia, not Piemonte, but like alto Piemonte they also make cool climate Nebbiolo. I...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

The link didn't work. Here is the name of the book (in Italian): Nord Piemonte. L'altro nebbiolo Copertina flessibile – 25 gen 2011 di Edizioni del Capricorno (Autore) Copertina flessibile: 96 pagine Editore: Edizioni del Capricorno (25 gennaio 2011) Collana: Edizioni del Capricorno Lingua: Italiano...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

I didn't know of any and did a search on amazon.it which gave the following one: https://www.amazon.it/Piemonte-Laltro-nebbiolo-Edizioni-Capricorno/dp/8877071184/ref=sr_1_35?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=vino+piemonte&qid=1564323226&s=books&sr=1-35 I don't know anything about t...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4087

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

As a follow-up to my previous post, there was hail damage in the Trier-Olewig vineyards. It's extremely hot here, with record-breaking temperatures across Germany. Hi Lars, any damage made by the heat wave on the vineyards? How did the people cope with it? I see that it is raining in the Mosel regi...
by g.colangelo
July 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on Wine Lexicon
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Wine Lexicon

I also enjoyed the article and appreciate the effort, which I think everybody who is serious about wine should do. Still, it is a very hard job. For example, precisely defining the difference between "energy", "tension" and "liveliness" is very hard. He tried, but I am not sure that he succeeded. Si...
by g.colangelo
July 9th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1292

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

etomasi wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
For older champagnes, I really prefer the Zalto sweet wine glass. Plus, I'm lazy and I can keep the same stem for the champagnes and sauternes.
Same here for the same reason, but sometimes I drink champagne in Universal, or some older ones even in Burgundy.
by g.colangelo
June 25th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7032

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Yes, for me too alcohol is felt more with age. At tasting I always spit. I have also observed the kind of reaction (but perhaps less severe) to high-alcohol wines you described. To me it happened with Amarone, which is often at 15 ABV if not more, but it's a wine I don't really like, so it is not a ...
by g.colangelo
June 25th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2308

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

I do not have a definitive answer, but as I alluded to above- the 2018 Adam wines were most definitely "dialed back" a bit from my recollection of the wines in the mid to late 2000s. It surprised me because I generally assumed a given Adam wine would have a level of sweetness and texture one step u...
by g.colangelo
June 24th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2308

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

AJ Adam was by far my favorite at the NY tasting. 2018 is a curious vintage for me given I love acid. I tasted some perfectly fine wines that were boring to me. Nailing the pick to preserve acids was crucial. I love Adam's wines and look forward to tasting his 2018 when I will visit him in fall. I ...
by g.colangelo
June 24th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dolceaqua: Ancient, Anonymous & Awesome (Long and Incredibly Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Dolceaqua: Ancient, Anonymous & Awesome (Long and Incredibly Boring)

Thank you for the report of what sounds like a wonderful tasting! I love the Rossese wine and it's a pity that so little of it is made. As a side remark in an article he wrote about Rossese, Walter Speller once wondered why Pinot Noir is planted at all in Italy when there is Rossese. And indeed it w...
by g.colangelo
June 14th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: G. Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo Vdp 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: TN: G. Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo Vdp 2015

The Villero is also a wonderful Barolo by G. Mascarello. Interesting to compare to the Monprivato or to other producers' Villero.
by g.colangelo
June 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2628

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Riesling is misspelled twice!
by g.colangelo
May 19th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 26
Views: 1656

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

Thank you for the notes! The score seems particularly generous in view of what you write...
By the way the label design changed: all her bottles, including Barolos now have a label similar to the one shown above for the pinot nero.
by g.colangelo
May 14th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

Well, I would say that Meursault is one of the prettiest and of a size which makes a stroll meaningful. I also very much recommend Le Soufflot, a new restaurant in the village with great food and wines. On the other side of the Cote Gevrey is also of a reasonable size and gives you easy access on fo...
by g.colangelo
April 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four Awesome Clos
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Four Awesome Clos

Thank you for the very interesting report and remarks from a perspective which is nowadays unusual. I got into Burgundy (into serious wine drinking in fact) much later and have very little direct experience of the wines of the 90s, much less of the 80s. I think I never had a 1990. How would you comp...
by g.colangelo
April 28th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1585

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Congratulations Eric!
CellarTracker is a fantastic tool for all wine lovers and it keeps improving!

All the best to you and your family!
Gilberto
by g.colangelo
April 1st, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your top italian whites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2854

Re: What are your top italian whites ?

Fiano di Avellino (for example Pietracupa and Ciro Picariello)
and Greco di Tufo (in addition to the two above, also Benito Ferrara and his Vigna Cicogna)
by g.colangelo
March 27th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise

Also, don't forget to visit Weinhaus Porn in Bernkastel. Usually you can taste some wines there and you can find bottles of old vintages too.
by g.colangelo
March 21st, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva

Tim, and how's the normal Cannubi 2013?
by g.colangelo
March 1st, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5436

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

However, I checked out my own tasting notes for the Cerasuolo: 2014: The wine is very lively, medium-bodied and remarkably intense with ridiculously high acidity for a rosé with such ripeness . 2012: The racy acidity lends immense freshness, focus and sense of structure to the wine, yet the mouthfe...
by g.colangelo
February 27th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk

Had a 97 a few months ago. Last bottle of a restaurant in Paris. Not reconditioned and in great shape. Beautifully complex.

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