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by BrianMarshall
October 9th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 105
Views: 3605

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Where does Gilman place 2014?
I've not seen anything on 2014 from John; I don't recall seeing anything after (some) 2012.
by BrianMarshall
October 8th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 105
Views: 3605

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

I won a case of '08 Sociando at an auction earlier this year, I'll let you know once I pick it up and try one.
by BrianMarshall
October 8th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonne on Bordeaux - Interesting Read
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Bonne on Bordeaux - Interesting Read

Timely article, just tasted two recent vintages of Moulin de Tricot at a tasting last week of Rosenthal's Bordeaux portfolio, bought both. Also tasted a few wines from Saint Emilion that restored my faith in the appellation. Interesting you mention a St Em. I grabbed one from CSW to complete a case...
by BrianMarshall
October 7th, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonne on Bordeaux - Interesting Read
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Bonne on Bordeaux - Interesting Read

On this board, there is a wonderful thread on lesser known Burgundies. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=119762 Is there a similar thread on up and coming smaller Bordeaux properties or anything sharing the non-classified lesser known Bordeauxs one should buy. If so, I have n...
by BrianMarshall
October 7th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonne on Bordeaux - Interesting Read
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Bonne on Bordeaux - Interesting Read

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 6th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Chambers carries a couple of the cited Chateaux. I'm a big fan of Jaugueyron.
I've had some wins there, too. Usually just grabbing something to fill out a case. He's right, the stuff is out there.
by BrianMarshall
October 3rd, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Cru Red Burgundy that doesn't need 30+years to reach maturity?
Replies: 54
Views: 2352

Re: 1er Cru Red Burgundy that doesn't need 30+years to reach maturity?

I think some 2005 volnay are drinking great atm. I wouldn’t crack an epeneaux or Ducs but I greatly enjoyed a 05 Nicholas rossignol chevret earlier this year. Agreed. A Bouley Chenes was very good a few weeks ago, just approaching maturity. I was pleasantly surprised as I'd all but written this win...
by BrianMarshall
September 14th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: TN: 2016 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese feinherb Ur Alte Reben

This is my experience with some 2016 Mosel in general (incidentally several of which were SO Z-S). There's nothing wrong with them, but they're not compelling, just sort of hanging out.
by BrianMarshall
September 7th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3394

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

For me it's more a tossup between wine that requires contemplation, introspection & time invested vs. wine that's easygoing, comfortable & readily immediate. Both can be found at the full spectrum of price points. This is how I am, too. There are nights when I want something compelling and others w...
by BrianMarshall
June 8th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)

I heard the second label is called 'New Jersey Water'. Mmmm
by BrianMarshall
December 27th, 2017, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A 2017 Observation About 1980s Vintage Bordeaux
Replies: 211
Views: 4698

A 2017 Observation About 1980s Vintage Bordeaux

I think Ramon is right, the 1980s is the greatest decade of Bordeaux. The 2000s, 2010s will probably be heralded by most as the greatest. I am looking forward to finding out, but let's not rush me into my dotage just yet. I am going down fighting, so get off my damn lawn! ;) This is one of those in...
by BrianMarshall
December 19th, 2017, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2327

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

Hmm.. Off the top of my head:

2015 Baudry Les Granges
2014 Guion Prestige
2013 Lecci e Brocchi Chianti
Schmitt-Wagner Herrenberg Kabinett; or
Balthazar Cotes du Rhone

These are mostly weeknight wines opened on a whim.
by BrianMarshall
December 19th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 5146

Celebrity wine geeks

Joe Maddon

I heard once that when Pitino started coaching the Celtics, he had his cellar custom engineered so the vibration from the T wouldn't stir up sediment in his collection.
by BrianMarshall
December 2nd, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to Love Wines You Don’t Like
Replies: 108
Views: 3233

Trying to Love Wines You Don’t Like

Oregon Pinot for me. I seem to try a few every year and never come away with a different result.
by BrianMarshall
November 28th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is in LeBron's cellar?
Replies: 188
Views: 9931

What do you think is in LeBron's cellar?

I would have guessed the roughness of a young morey.
by BrianMarshall
November 7th, 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin Blanc for less than $100 --- who do you go to?
Replies: 83
Views: 2421

Chenin Blanc for less than $100 --- who do you go to?

Pinon is good. Personally, I like Ludovuc Chanson, there is a nice recent write up on his operation on Wine Terriors, also. Guiberteau is good, too, but a different style and experience.
by BrianMarshall
October 25th, 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moved to the worst state for wine in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 2911

Moved to the worst state for wine in the US

Cary Rosner wrote:Rob Panzer at Down to Earth wines is a fantastic resource based in Delaware. He offers great smaller production wines from Burgundy, The Rhône and Italy and some other areas.
+1 on Panzer
by BrianMarshall
October 23rd, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?
Replies: 58
Views: 3746

What's the worst well-rated wine you've had this year?

I've been fortunate this year in that I haven't had anything too terrible. The worst was probably an '05 Voge Cornas VV, bought in my early wine drinking days.
by BrianMarshall
October 18th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5110

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

Steve Slatcher wrote:
Sanjay Nandurkar wrote:Its a win win situation.

TWA gets money and the wineries get (more) points and coverage.

Difficult to fault the business model.

Ethics aside....
And the consumer wins because they get more wines with lots of points. What's not to like?
Yum, delicious points!
by BrianMarshall
October 18th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cooking an epic meal...just for YOU?
Replies: 40
Views: 1298

Cooking an epic meal...just for YOU?

P. Willenberg wrote:I get up at 5 am, even on the weekends, so I have the house to myself before everyone wakes up. I pull out every cheese I have in the house (typically 6-10) plus an Olympia Provisions Pork Rillettes and open champagne. This is my Elysium.
Paul, do you do this every weekend? [cheers.gif]
by BrianMarshall
October 17th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer shipping to Georgia (request for help)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Retailer shipping to Georgia (request for help)

https://nawr.org/

Here is a related advocacy group you could check out as well.
by BrianMarshall
October 17th, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer shipping to Georgia (request for help)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Retailer shipping to Georgia (request for help)

There's currently a proposed bill in Massachusetts (House Bill 3891) that amends the language in a law passed in 2013 that permitted OOS wineries to ship into the state (directly to consumers). The amendment would also permit OOS retailers to ship into Massachusetts. I'm not sure whether GA allows w...
by BrianMarshall
October 7th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just wonderful: 2007 J F Mugnier CM Les Amoureuses
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Just wonderful: 2007 J F Mugnier CM Les Amoureuses

FWIW, I opened an '08 Marechale a couple weeks ago and it was in a great spot, I'd really be looking forward to the '07. I had the '07 in a blind tasting a few years back and it was terrific then.
by BrianMarshall
October 5th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modern Bordeaux for my Caymus Friends
Replies: 55
Views: 2130

Modern Bordeaux for my Caymus Friends

I'm thinking most 2009s will be right up their alley. I'll second Marcus' recommendation.
by BrianMarshall
September 28th, 2017, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 19029

2015 Burgundy

I'm not a disser of 2011 either. I'm not doing cartwheels, but... Again, following my trip in May. "I was quite pleased to try more than a few of these in reds. I wasn’t sure where this vintage was going and qualitatively, it can’t compete with e.g. 10 or 12, but at least a certain level of clarity...
by BrianMarshall
September 27th, 2017, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it me or are most CT scores centered around 90?
Replies: 51
Views: 1666

Is it me or are most CT scores centered around 90?

From Cellartracker: NV Carlo Rossi Burgundy Red Blend USA > California > Central Valley > Stanislaus County Community Tasting Notes (1) Avg Score: 69 points 3/15/2014 - XXX wrote: 69 Points For a jug/jar wine (can glass ever be made into a jug?) at 6.99 USD for 1.5 liters, I am impressed. My expect...
by BrianMarshall
September 26th, 2017, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Burgundy
Replies: 340
Views: 19029

2015 Burgundy

Are there wines/producers that you bought in '13 and '14 that you are not buying in '15 because you think they'll be too ripe? (as opposed to just too expensive) Well, the truth is that Burgundy has gotten so expensive that I'm not buying much either way. But some examples off the top of my head: P...
by BrianMarshall
September 23rd, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it me or are most CT scores centered around 90?
Replies: 51
Views: 1666

Is it me or are most CT scores centered around 90?

The surprising thing to me is that the scale is compressed on the upper side, too. I'm surprised more CT uses don't follow the Suckling model and award lots of 94s and up. I've noticed this, too, John. Part of me wonders if the average CT scorer is apprehensive when it comes to scoring wines over -...
by BrianMarshall
September 18th, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you getting irritated by James Suckling's scores?
Replies: 55
Views: 2783

Are you getting irritated by James Suckling's scores?

What I find even more irritating is Suckling in a scarf, puffing on a cigar; it's when he's most pretentious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x_IV5W2Xh4 I made it through a minute and a half of the video. He actually came across as pretty down to earth, despite the scarf. Then at 1:30 he started t...
by BrianMarshall
September 15th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Punch: Bonne on the Future of Calif Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Punch: Bonne on the Future of Calif Wine

It reads like he's trying to reconcile the landscape today to his book/outlook. No problem with that, just an observation.
by BrianMarshall
September 15th, 2017, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prager dinner, or, Adrian drinks dry riesling
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Prager dinner, or, Adrian drinks dry riesling

Nice tasting, Adrian. I've been impressed by the couple Prager rieslings I've had.
by BrianMarshall
September 14th, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 6642

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

All this talk about bordeaux is really making me crave a glass of bordeaux.
by BrianMarshall
September 13th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 6642

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
On a separate note, is Allemand Reynard SS produced every vintage? Just for my knowledge.
Nope
by BrianMarshall
September 13th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 6642

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

"Old codgers" et al aside, I find it interesting that with 109 people voting, 65% are only buying Bordeaux occasionally or not at all. I fully understand that those who populate this forum are not representitive of the wine buying public at large, but a case could be made that those here could very...
by BrianMarshall
September 13th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 6642

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

For the first few years I was into wine, I was all about Bordeaux. I think this is true for a lot of us but has probably been affected by the price increases in the late 2000s. Compared to some other regions, I find a lot of relative value in bordeaux today, especially in back vintages. So much of ...
by BrianMarshall
September 13th, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Bordeaux?
Replies: 207
Views: 6642

Do You Buy Bordeaux?

For the first few years I was into wine, I was all about Bordeaux. I think this is true for a lot of us but has probably been affected by the price increases in the late 2000s. Compared to some other regions, I find a lot of relative value in bordeaux today, especially in back vintages. So much of ...
by BrianMarshall
September 8th, 2017, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Massachusetts Berserkers
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Question for Massachusetts Berserkers

This is Massachusetts. If I hold my breath, I'm pretty sure I'll die waiting. [snort.gif] I'll post the links on my FB account. Thanks, Kevin. I'm not holding my breath, either. It may have been different circumstances, but I remember the last time something like this coming up the (then) AG Coakle...
by BrianMarshall
September 7th, 2017, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Massachusetts Berserkers
Replies: 20
Views: 1313

Question for Massachusetts Berserkers

Update - There is a proposal up for hearing Tuesday the 12th in Boston that would permit out-of-state (err.. out-of-commonwealth) retailers to ship wine into Massachusetts. A link to the proposal is here: https://legiscan.com/MA/text/H3891/id/1646524 For the Baystaters and interested parties out the...
by BrianMarshall
September 7th, 2017, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche
Replies: 58
Views: 2276

TN: 2007 Domaine Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche

For the experts here, if I've bought myself a sampler pack of Levet's 05-12 (Chavaroche) and 05-06 + 09-10 + 12 Journaries, which ones would be best to sample now to get a feel for his style, and which ones need a lot of age? For reference, I've only had 2 Levets ever: The 05 Chavaroche in 2014 whi...
by BrianMarshall
August 30th, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??
Replies: 243
Views: 15120

2015 Rhones - What are you buying??

Faury and Gonon for now. Looking for Levet. I've been thinking / looking for Balthazar, funny to see it mentioned so often here.
by BrianMarshall
August 28th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with moderately priced Chablis
Replies: 25
Views: 842

Help with moderately priced Chablis

The prices might have risen in recent years, but Tribut is a good one, too.
by BrianMarshall
August 3rd, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let´s talk VOLNAY
Replies: 92
Views: 5952

Let´s talk VOLNAY

+1 for LaFarge. Maybe I missed it above while skimming the thread, but Bitouzet-Prieur can be very good, if not a little full.
by BrianMarshall
July 28th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Burgundies (Bize, Bertheau, Barthod, Mortet, etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

2014 Burgundies (Bize, Bertheau, Barthod, Mortet, etc.)

Adrian, did you notice a very fine lees sediment in the Bertheau? I did not, but it was very dark at the restaurant and I certainly wasn't looking for it. Has this been your experience? With this bottling in particular or in general with Bertheau's wines? Its been my experience with this and a bott...
by BrianMarshall
July 28th, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Burgundies (Bize, Bertheau, Barthod, Mortet, etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

2014 Burgundies (Bize, Bertheau, Barthod, Mortet, etc.)

Adrian, did you notice a very fine lees sediment in the Bertheau?
by BrianMarshall
July 26th, 2017, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorites from Saint-Aubin?
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Your favorites from Saint-Aubin?

The more I have Prudhon, the more I seem to prefer it. I'm 3-for-3 on corked or damaged bottles from Lamy, so maybe not a fair comparison on that end.
by BrianMarshall
July 23rd, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Bordeaux and an old Rosè
Replies: 8
Views: 566

1981 Bordeaux and an old Rosè

I had a good '81 Conseillante back in the fall. Birth year wines for me. PLL has been very good also.
by BrianMarshall
July 12th, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Replies: 632
Views: 43174

Allen Meadows, Burghound.

Whilst I admit I have long known of Alan's previous (past) involvements with Acker (and Rudy), I found it hard to comprehend he is still involved with that scum after all that has transpired. For someone who keeps trumpeting how much he is independent and holds himself to a high standard as a criti...
by BrianMarshall
June 26th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Chateau La Louviere, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 17
Views: 597

TN: 1990 Chateau La Louviere, Pessac-Leognan

Howard, La Louviere has gone rogue. They hired Uncle Rollo in 2013. I did not buy in 2014. DTM. ;) I hate to say it, but 1990 was a serious outlier. Most vintages are solid rather than great, so it really will not make too much difference. Apart from 1990, the only other one I ended up buying was 1...
by BrianMarshall
June 26th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Pascal Cotat (Pascal & Francis) Sancerre La Grande Côte
Replies: 10
Views: 462

TN: 2008 Domaine Pascal Cotat (Pascal & Francis) Sancerre La Grande Côte

I've had a few bottles of both the '06 through '08 Pascal La Grand Cote recently. Stunning when they're on, although a handful of bottles were oxidized.

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