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by David_K
January 21st, 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Riesling Recommendations
Replies: 91
Views: 4284

Re: German Riesling Recommendations

You're right, winesearcher pulled up a Leitz that threw me off. Don’t ignore Leitz. Great producer. I prefer his Rottland, but the Berg Schlossberg is no slouch. I have liked the Schlossberg GG on the few occasions I’ve tried it, but I liked Schlossberg better as a Spatlese. Unfortunately climate c...
by David_K
January 20th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 97
Views: 3489

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My sense is buying wine for the birth year of a child is more for the parent and less for the child, who may or may not really care. You will get a lot more out of buying wine from the year you were married. Or at least, your plan should be based around an honest question of whether the wine is mor...
by David_K
January 20th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271002

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

jnbrown wrote: January 20th, 2021, 12:40 pm welcomeback50 $50 off $200 worked for me.
Got any $199 off $200?
by David_K
January 20th, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271002

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

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by David_K
January 17th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3025

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I haven't tasted widely enough to cast an informed vote but I do chuckle when people say that as between 2009 and 2010, they prefer 2010 because it's more "classic," which is something you see people say a lot. It may be more tannic, but it's arguably further away from classic than 2009 is.
by David_K
January 17th, 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2313

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Broke my dry 2021 for a half bottle of Haut Lieu sec 2019 in 375. Loved the lime notes and minerality but was expecting more acid. Haven’t been drinking them in a while, maybe I drink to much Chablis. Do you generally find Chablis to be more acidic than Vouvray? Or Huet? I don't know about the anal...
by David_K
January 16th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271002

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Dan M wrote: January 16th, 2021, 11:42 am ZachysDC’s new customer 20% off coupon stacks with their sale right now. Some really good deals to be had.
What's the code for that?
by David_K
January 15th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre Corps de Garde Blanc
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: TN: 2018 Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre Corps de Garde Blanc

They are very good wines. I find them to be a lot like Chablis, with fruit tones running a bit yellower.
by David_K
January 15th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin Pivot
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Coravin Pivot

New Coravin system looks interesting. Uses stoppers (you actually take the cork out) and purports to keep for four weeks (not indefinitely). Seems faster and easier than the needle. If it works, I'd be tempted to replace my existing Coravin with it since I never seem to use my Coravin - it just alwa...
by David_K
January 13th, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2313

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

It's so easy to get caught up in the dithering and panicking about which vintage to buy, which bottling to buy, which is the "best." The fear of getting it "wrong." The FOMO. I get it, too, from time to time. With the 2019 Huets, I told my merchant (one of my best friends who kn...
by David_K
January 13th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2313

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

It's always a challenge because they made several wines so I can't load up on everything every year. This year I bought some Le Mont Sec and Haut-Lieu sec. Now I'm wondering whether I need to go back to the well for Clos du Bourg sec. Decisions, decisions...
by David_K
January 11th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15320
Views: 783703

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Three bottles of 2011 Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese with damaged labels found in a bin on the floor of a local shop. Fills look great and price was right so took a flyer. I figure if anything is hardy enough to withstand potentially suboptimal storage conditions, it's Prum.
by David_K
January 8th, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2565

Re: First Date Wines

Fussing over a bottle on a first date sounds like a surefire way not to have a second.
by David_K
January 6th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 14
Views: 1138

Re: TN: 2019 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

2017 >>>>> 2018. I really don’t like 2018 Beaujolais, and I don’t think time will be kind to these wines given the loose structures. This includes Coudert, whose wines have been among my 2 or 3 favorites for a long time. My 2 ¢. Came here to say exactly this! I have the 2018 Roilette, not tardive, ...
by David_K
January 6th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: FT: my 2014 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny for your 2013 or 2012

I assume you are assembling a vertical, as comparatively IMHO, the 2014 is a superior wine! A damn generous offer. I’d jump all over it if I had extras. Good luck! Just looking for a little variety. I totally agree that 2014 is superior to 2013 and 2012. I have had other Loire reds from these vinta...
by David_K
January 4th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

I had the '18 of this yesterday and tonight. Not bad, but nothing special. 2018 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie (1/4/2021) Look, it's Roilette, it's the Griffe, it's good. But it's not more than that, and though I haven't tasted widely I ...
by David_K
January 4th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37
Replies: 27
Views: 2084

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37

Not this again... you're 37 for 37 now in being the one who doesn't get it.
by David_K
January 4th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271002

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

On my Amex Platinum, I got $30 off $30 for Wine Insiders. They have a $50 discount of $100 as a referral offer (PM me with your email address if you would like a referral). They should stack (haven't tried it yet), giving you $80 off $100, and if it's over $120, free shipping. This is only on Amex ...
by David_K
January 1st, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: TN: 2017 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

It's a good wine but I wouldn't describe it as light on the oak. Though I haven't had it in a few years. Might be time to revisit.
by David_K
December 31st, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

A half doesn't deserve it.
by David_K
December 31st, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2311

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

They don't seem to have as much in the way of 2019s as they have had in the past. Same with a bunch of usually reliable German wine retailers. I believe that is true across the Board. I think it is because of a combination of importers ordering less and producers selling more in German anticipating...
by David_K
December 30th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2013 Chartogne Tallet Chemin de Reims, 2004 Taittinger CDC
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: TNs: 2013 Chartogne Tallet Chemin de Reims, 2004 Taittinger CDC

I have a couple of the '13 Chartogne Chemin de Reims too. Drink now or hold?
by David_K
December 30th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10472

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

J. Migone wrote: December 30th, 2020, 9:35 am Matt, I would say the when you have to spend over $100 to get decent wine, then the region becomes overrated.

Curtis, lmao. I would say that many would agree with you. Not that controversial.
If you can't find a decent Burgundy for under $100, you're doing it wrong.
by David_K
December 29th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2311

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

Willi Schaefer Domprobst Kabinett. Probably my favorite Mosel Kabinett and it has escalated in price quite rapidly. Was $25 a bottle as recently as 2015 and now close to $40. I have some but not enough. (Also, in general Kabinetts are the most difficult to backfill because they get drunk sooner.)
by David_K
December 28th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5843

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

No wine diversity police here, Howard, but we do have diversity of opinion on all things wine . . . and that's a good thing. [cheers.gif] I respect diversity of opinion and respect very much the opinions of quite a number of people here. They are making excellent points for themselves and we can ha...
by David_K
December 28th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1845

Re: German wine law and climate change

I think there are actually more and more true Kabinett. Because growers are now picking earlier. In 2017 for the first time a couple were picking on the auction day. This year almost everyone was. Also a few producers are breaking the illogical pricing hierarchy by prädikat. I have noticed in the l...
by David_K
December 28th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1845

Re: German wine law and climate change

I think there are actually more and more true Kabinett. Because growers are now picking earlier. In 2017 for the first time a couple were picking on the auction day. This year almost everyone was. Also a few producers are breaking the illogical pricing hierarchy by prädikat. I have noticed in the l...
by David_K
December 23rd, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 46
Views: 2481

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

If it makes you feel any better I don't find huge vintage variation with this wine; it's really consistent and always good.
by David_K
December 23rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8321

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

I wouldn’t hold my breath on the haut cote de nuits, but don’t sleep on chassagne reds. I love Chassagne reds, as you know, but I don't think they are BIG enough for most people, even most Burg lovers. Howard, it's amazing how you really never miss an opportunity to slyly put down the taste of othe...
by David_K
December 22nd, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodbye, my friend... RIP
Replies: 24
Views: 3137

Re: Goodbye, my friend... RIP

...the one downside to an evening with Wilhelm Haag, is that not only was there no spitting allowed, but the bottle had to be empty there were five of them, and even with their very modest alcohol levels i damnnear drove into the Mosel on my way back to Schloss Lieser Indeed at our tasting, he said...
by David_K
December 22nd, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodbye, my friend... RIP
Replies: 24
Views: 3137

Re: Goodbye, my friend... RIP

Very fond memories of him from my Mosel trip in 2014. We were staying at the apartment at Schloss Lieser and asked about a tasting, but nobody could help because it was during harvest and harvest that October came extremely quickly and everyone was working around the clock to bring the fruit in. But...
by David_K
December 20th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8321

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

I look around and see more wines overvalued than undervalued. Even many new release Burgundy prices don't make a whole lot of sense outside of a few trophy producers.
by David_K
December 16th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Haute-Lemblé
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2012 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Haute-Lemblé

I had this wine a couple years ago and if I'm being honest I didn't find it that special. It didn't taste much like a BdB and I honestly didn't find it to be all that different from his pinot-based wines. As is often the case with Bouchard, I liked this but I didn't find it to be worth the significa...
by David_K
December 15th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8031

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

I don't think anyone thinks you are in the wrong for asking for what you ordered. You certainly have that right. Just seems like bashing a retailer over $5 is a little petty. Second time this was said. How is the retailer being "bashed" exactly here? Someone sought answers about a transac...
by David_K
December 14th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 131
Views: 11692

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Albe)

Thanks Kirk and great notes. Is the Coste a new wine for Vajra ? This is the first year I'm hearing anything about it. Perhaps I wasn't paying attention. Very helpful notes. I hope my stash of Vajra 15's keeps me away from the 16's. The Ravera I had recently while young was outstanding. The Coste d...
by David_K
December 9th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10044

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Missed it, but would love to see it posted if it was recorded.
by David_K
December 9th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 [Poll Added]
Replies: 88
Views: 4317

Re: Best Value Langhe Nebbiolo under $25 [Poll Added]

I struggle with these wines. I often find them still tannic, but without the substance of the DOCG wines. For me, Etna Rosso, Chianti Classico, and nebbiolo from Alto Piemonte scratch the same itch and are usually more interesting.
by David_K
December 8th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2384
Views: 271002

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Extremely slim pickings in Massachusetts. Payback I guess for not having sales tax on wine.
by David_K
December 7th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
Replies: 18
Views: 1356

Re: TN: 2019 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly

I opened the '19 the other day and liked it a lot as well. I agree with Alan it's slightly less foreboding than the '19 Roilette Tardive. I preferred the Tardive slightly in this vintage, but both are great.
by David_K
December 5th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Rieslings premox?
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Do Riesling premox?

Something in another thread reminded me that JJ Christoffel had some oxidation issues with one or two lower-level Pradikats in 01 or 02 where they bottled some with a plastic closure. I guess that shows that riesling can oxidize with an unreliable seal. It was some Kabinett (2002) using those horri...
by David_K
December 3rd, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet question
Replies: 47
Views: 1943

Re: Huet question

Any comments on the differences between the sec wines in 2019? All got rave reviews from critics, but no cellartracker reviews (maybe the bottles shown as owned are still on pre arrival). Only the Haut Lieu seems to be available in 375s. See this: http://winedisorder.com/comment/56/9959/ Buy both C...
by David_K
December 3rd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet question
Replies: 47
Views: 1943

Re: Huet question

Is that with a hard T??? Because I would never pronounce it like that. I always thought it was closer to ou-ay. The 'ou" from soup and the "ay" like saying the letter a. Yes, hard T. I think the thing that throws us off is that Huet is a name and not a French word. Moet is pronounced...
by David_K
December 1st, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 6932

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I opened the '19 Thivin last night. Really good. I'd put it just one step behind the '19 Roilette Tardive. So far I'm really liking the 2019s. Ripe fruit not dissimilar to 2017, but with more stuffing, more structure. Hmmm. I’m reserving judgment for Day 2. I opened one at room temp and it’s quite ...
by David_K
November 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 6932

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I opened the '19 Thivin last night. Really good. I'd put it just one step behind the '19 Roilette Tardive. So far I'm really liking the 2019s. Ripe fruit not dissimilar to 2017, but with more stuffing, more structure.
by David_K
November 22nd, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Thanks for the note. I have one of these. You don't see many notes on Prum's Zeltinger Sonnenuhr. Would you open before the Wehlener of the same year?
by David_K
November 19th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Local Wine Shop Sales???
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Re: Local Wine Shop Sales???

And add in tariffs and that imports of many fine European wines are down, and there's a lot less incentive to mark down what's already here at pre-tariff pricing.
by David_K
November 19th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1560
Views: 99105

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Not too suprising - imports of French wine >14% ABV way up; <14%ABV way down https://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-wine-tariff-high-alcohol-content-11605754161 Not surprising and I've definitely noticed it in the offers I'm getting. In that respect, the recent string of warm vintages in France is pro...
by David_K
November 18th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Anne Sophie Dubois Fleurie Les Cocottes
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: TN: 2019 Anne Sophie Dubois Fleurie Les Cocottes

Her wines are good but the range is confusing and the names keep changing. I like to think I pay pretty close attention to things and even I'm having a hard time keeping track. Also not terribly easy to find.
by David_K
November 16th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 3144

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

For sellers, yes; for buyers, no.

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