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by Greg K
January 26th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

Burlotto in Piedmont seems like an obvious answer.
by Greg K
January 23rd, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 53
Views: 3261

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

Congratulations Eric! Even if we don't always agree on the wines. [cheers.gif]
by Greg K
January 23rd, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 71
Views: 4878

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

Hi all, not sure if this is the right place to post, but is anyone planning on attending this year? Has anyone ever gone alone for the dinner before and is that a bad idea. I'm not a misanthrope, just don't have too many friends willing to blow that kind of $. I've done it, and it's fine. Paulee is...
by Greg K
January 17th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3132

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Kerin defines the vintage a modern day classic. https://kerinokeefe.com/barolo-2016-modern-day-classic/ It will be a battle getting some of the good names without getting broke She's a little late to the party, since the quality of the vintage has been pretty widely known for a couple of years and ...
by Greg K
January 17th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4183

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

1. Jacques Carillon
2. Rollin

Pretty big fall off after those two in numbers, likely one of Montille, Drouhin, Pillot or Ramonet is third.
by Greg K
January 16th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12583
Views: 606824

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Greg K wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 8:39 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 12:53 pm


Ah good one. Thanks!
You got in the last bottles just before me! [smileyvault-ban.gif]
Assumed you picked up cases of these at the winery during the fall visit!
Haha, didn't get in to see Carlotta.
by Greg K
January 16th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2120

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

Terrible news. I've loved the wines and all my interactions with the family. RIP.
by Greg K
January 16th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

Shay h arnoy wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:44 am
On WB there is consensus that 2011 is a bad vintage in burgundy. But these charts (and Robert Parker) show 2011 as being not that bad (and better than 2012 and 2014).
Any tips on how to read and rely on these charts?
Don’t. Alternatively, I have some 2011 Barthod I can sell you. Great vintage.
by Greg K
January 16th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3132

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

I also disagree about the weightless feeling; I wouldn’t drink Langhe Nebbiolo without food - that’s not true for younger burgundy. They scratch pretty different itches. They might scratch different itches for you , but I for one am with Andreas: I happily drink Langhe from Roagna, Burlotto, and Vi...
by Greg K
January 16th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3132

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

I understand your point and also partly agree. However I think that Barolo is heading towards a more approachable wine compared to what it used to be. Burlotto as the prime example here. They don't have to age +20 years to come around and most Langhe Nebbiolo are gorgeous from release. While they t...
by Greg K
January 12th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12583
Views: 606824

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Speaking of immortal riesling: 2 x 2001 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese Auction 3 x 2010 Forstmeister-Geltz Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spatlese Auction 2 x 2005 Forstmeister-Geltz Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese Auction Ah you are the person that paid that c...
by Greg K
January 11th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020

Pretty surprised by the 03 showing - I’ve yet to have an 03 red burgundy I’ve really liked. Not at all surprised by the 06 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche showing - that’s a great wine.
by Greg K
January 10th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12583
Views: 606824

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Sh@n A wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 9:31 am
2014 G. Rinaldi Brunate (on sale at Zachys, ordered through Michael Mahle who is a WB now at Zachys)
Ah good one. Thanks!
You got in the last bottles just before me! [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Greg K
January 9th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

In Napa? My first question is usually how many of your bottles does Alfert's wife buy every year? And how many for the poolboy?
by Greg K
January 8th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3532

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Yao C wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Favorite introductions for 2019 :)

Donnhoff GG Dellchen - Alan Rath
Ecard Narbantons - Lee Short
Foillard Morgon 3.14 - Andy Koeberl
Raymond Trollat - Charlie Fu

Thanks guys [cheers.gif]
Trollat? That’s an expensive introduction!!
by Greg K
January 8th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES
Replies: 82
Views: 3763

Re: NYC Grand Cru Burgs Dec 30th FULL. PLEASE POST WINES

Having drank a few of 11’s and 10’s i would definitely not call them dark or dark fruited. Well, the style did change. And '01 is what is in question. Tanzer seems to agree: The Clos des Cortons has always been quite savory and soil-driven, not to mention uncompromisingly dry. While I have long fou...
by Greg K
January 7th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: T Cavallo - A+++
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Todd Cavallo - A+++

Same - excellent experience, would definitely buy from again!
by Greg K
January 7th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: Champagne Help

Jay Miller wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 3:07 pm
I haven’t had the Ruinart. Personally I prefer the 06 Comtes to the 08 Dom but I think all my wine friends disagree with me.
Taking bottle variation into account on the Comtes (I've had at least one odd bottle at a tasting), I'm with you.
by Greg K
January 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3113

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

This. Always. I’ve recently been grabbing 1998 and 2000. Will start seeking some more 2005s. Always looking for interesting things from the 1980s and 1990s. I go back further - 80s and 70s. Mature super seconds can be had for reasonable prices compared to what other regions are going for these days...
by Greg K
January 7th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2780

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

I don’t really cook, so if I kept every bottle of wine I didn’t enjoy around the apartment, either as vinegar or cooking wine, I’d run out if space in a few months.
by Greg K
January 6th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3113

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Bordeaux. There's tons of it around, it keeps quite well and other than first growths it's often priced below current releases. This. Always. I’ve recently been grabbing 1998 and 2000. Will start seeking some more 2005s. Always looking for interesting things from the 1980s and 1990s. I go back furt...
by Greg K
January 6th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3113

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Bordeaux. There's tons of it around, it keeps quite well and other than first growths it's often priced below current releases.
by Greg K
January 6th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: Champagne Help

Honestly, you can't go wrong. I haven't found the 08 Dom nearly as good as everyone else claims it is, but I'm clearly very much in the minority. I actually really liked the 07 Ruinart when I had it recently.
by Greg K
January 6th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 124
Views: 5178

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

Had the 2011 Brezza Barolo Cannubi the other night with steak. Listed at 15.5%, tasted all of that. I didn’t love the wine but we enjoyed it well enough. The alcohol definitely stressed the palate. Wouldn’t hold this one, don’t think time will help. I found that in a number of '11 Barolos. Even wel...
by Greg K
January 3rd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1216

Re: Psa: envoyer

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 11:27 am
YLee wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 11:02 am
Mike S. wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Greg, can you please translate for me. Thanks
I think he's talking about Beaujolais.
Not Greg, but yes this borders on gamay flavors, a border on which we really DO need a wall
Philip the Bold was right.
by Greg K
January 3rd, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1216

Re: Psa: envoyer

Mike S. wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Greg, can you please translate for me. Thanks
Neal has it right, it borders on Gamay. (I certainly didn't mean Boris Johnson.) I don't like Gamay, so I've never loved these wines. But that's a purely personal preference and not a judgment on the wines - if you like Gamay, this is your thing.
by Greg K
January 3rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2038

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

1. Still red: 1990 Pousse d'Or Cailleret 60 Ouvrees. Not sure it's "objectively" the best I've had, but most memorable to me.
2. Still non-red: 1989 Leflaive Batard, several times. The energy on late 80s Leflaive is surreal.
3. Champagne: 1988 Salon by a whisker over the 1988 Krug.
by Greg K
January 3rd, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5110

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Certainly not everyone E.g. Pegau made a very vibrant and delicious wine that is almost ready now. Had it with roast duck Christmas eve. I am sure Dan and others will agree There can always be exceptions to rules, but I think you understand my point. I wouldn't judge Chave or Sorrel by their 03s ei...
by Greg K
January 3rd, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1216

Re: Psa: envoyer

These are made in a slightly bojo/glou glou style. If you like that, they're great. If, like me, you don't.......eh.
by Greg K
December 31st, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 42
Views: 2182

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet

Robert Pavlovich wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Good to hear this is drinking well. Probably taking this one to Paulee with me in March. Fingers crossed it’s a good bottle.
Coming to NYC then?
by Greg K
December 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1561

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

Personally, the 1995 I own the most of is Figeac, which I am happy about, but I would really like to have some Calon Ségur, GPL and Pichon Lalande in my cellar. The 1995 Pichon Lalande is in a sense the last great Merlot-driven Pichon Lalande, and represents the end of an era. Yes, that is a real s...
by Greg K
December 30th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded
Replies: 48
Views: 1561

Re: TN: My concerns my 1995 Bdx would never come around were unfounded

My mag of 1995 Calon Segur might eventually be drinkable, eh? ;)
by Greg K
December 30th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5110

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

I'm of sure what you are asking. The 03 VD I bought was quite noticeably overripe and even pruney. I took that as the vintage at the time.And in a sense it was, since they didn't make another quite like that one. But 04, 05 and 06 certainly seemed to me riper, more polished and with softer tannins....
by Greg K
December 28th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6441

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Comtes, as many have said. The 16s from the Barolo producers I buy, as I think it’s a very good vintage.
Otherwise, I can’t think of anything that’s a “must buy” given the combination of tariffs and my view of the recent vintages in France.
by Greg K
December 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4898

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

That’s good to know, is it really already drinking? I guess 11 is quite a precocious vintage. Mine is the 01 Pie Franco but that may have been just over a year ago. Already good, showing much promise. All wines so far listed such youngsters. It is drinking beautifully now. Re: What is your Barolo o...
by Greg K
December 26th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5110

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Cambie started consulting in around 01. I not I ed the change in 03. If you like them now, pay no attention to us vulgarians. You have lots of company here. Is any change in 03 really notable? I'm of sure what you are asking. The 03 VD I bought was quite noticeably overripe and even pruney. I took ...
by Greg K
December 26th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5110

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 8:37 am
Cambie started consulting in around 01. I not I ed the change in 03. If you like them now, pay no attention to us vulgarians. You have lots of company here.
Is any change in 03 really notable?
by Greg K
December 26th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5110

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Completely agree. Really??? I haven't had the wines since 2013 vintage. That would be super sad. Two words: Phillipe Cambie. Donjon is now DTM. When did Cambie start consulting for them? I had the 16s recently and thought they seemed like fairly traditional CDP. Of course, I don't drink much CDP.
by Greg K
December 26th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1670

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

Just opened a Schafer Frohlich kabinett last night - great stuff.
by Greg K
December 25th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5110

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

I’d add St. Prefert (unless that’s what Gerhard meant by Ferrand?). Also, I agree Vieux Donjon seems pretty traditional to me, at least based on the 16s that I recently tried.
by Greg K
December 24th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: TN: Just another 2000 Magdelaine tasting note.

A steal at those prices! Purchased mine at the low end of that range. Mine are clearly better as I paid more than that recently, from UK, pre-tariff. We should have a taste-off! Thanks for the note, Ramon! [cheers.gif] Sounds like you’re angling for an excuse to leave the wife with the pool boy and...
by Greg K
December 24th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small holiday gathering
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: TN: A small holiday gathering

Thanks for the notes, this was helpful. I’ve had a number of these recently, so it helps to calibrate scores.
by Greg K
December 23rd, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: A few Becklyns
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: FS 2013,2015 Becklyn Reserve Cabernet

Jonathan Sirot wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 5:16 am
2013 Becklyn Reserve Cabernet $180 x 2
2015 Becklyn Reserve Cabernet $180 X 2

If you purchase all 4 btls will throw in free ground shipping .

Tons of positive feedback. Usual board rules apply. Paypal preferred. PM if interested
Jonathan, you’re with pm. Not re the Becklyn.
by Greg K
December 23rd, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: What do you serve at parties?

Inexpensive CDPs tend to be crowd pleasers, I find.
by Greg K
December 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allemand Bretty?
Replies: 86
Views: 3804

Re: Allemand Bretty?

So apparently I should just stop posting on Wine Berserkers. A consumer considering buying wine asks if a certain wine has Brett. I post that I have found that it does - in an attempt to be helpful. That is disagreed with. Then I mention that I have also tested for it and found it. Then I am told t...
by Greg K
December 21st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5611

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Fourrier's 2008s weren't very good on release and I'd have to imagine they're not gonna be any better now. But there were other '08s that seemed real nice on release that advanced in an unfriendly way on a much faster track than I would have expected. It does have me worried. 1996 has always seemed...
by Greg K
December 19th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5611

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

Interesting. I’ve had a very different experience with 08, but with little overlap on producers. I’ve loved what Hudelot Noellat did in 08, Chevillon did very well (as Suzanne noted), I’ve had some very good Trapet and Fourrier recently as well as a pretty good Chezeaux. The 08 Arnoux Suchot certain...
by Greg K
December 18th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: 2016 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie

I agree that once the oak is neutralized, Gaillard makes some really enjoyable wine. They were selling their base Cote Rotie for €40 ex-cellar when I visited in 2017, which begs the question, “What in the ghost of Marius Gentaz are the cool kids spending €1200/bottle on these days in the Northern R...

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