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by Steen T Olsen
August 1st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE and WAR - Lebanon Wine Documentary
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Lebanon Wine Documentary - "WINE and WAR"

Very interesting, Mark. Thank you for sharing with the Berserkers Board. I am not on facebook but look forward to your updates on this site.
by Steen T Olsen
July 6th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2010

Steen - you should start trying some Loire reds! Bordeaux goes through phases - I think the tide of the sugary one is on the turn, but in the meantime there's a lot of that kind of wine around, including in my own cellar. Tasting wines like "Nout" is a double-edged sword because it shows up so many...
by Steen T Olsen
July 5th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2010

Cheers Steen! It's probably my getting older, but I'm sick of those syrupy flavours. Many are moving away from the consultant-induced fixation on overripe wines which inevitably produce high alcohol and high sugar levels. "Moving away" is not strictly true of Clos du Jaugueyron because they never w...
by Steen T Olsen
July 4th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Clos du Jaugueyron "Nout" Margaux 2010

What I like about these wines is the lack of the sugary richness found increasingly in other Bordeaux. I plan on visiting the domain this summer, to ask more about their approach and the influence of Loire winemakers (and vice versa), because the cross-pollination is so obvious between Michel Théro...
by Steen T Olsen
June 17th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: TN: 2017 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet

Etienne Sauzet.. [worship.gif]
by Steen T Olsen
June 17th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Fougas Maldoror, Côtes de Bourg
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: TN: 1998 Fougas Maldoror, Côtes de Bourg

Once again, an older "petit chateau" Bordeaux shows brilliantly. And 12,5%! flirtysmile Thank you for the note, Rudi.
by Steen T Olsen
June 15th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1698

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

Tasted the 2000 a couple of months ago. It was definitely not ready yet, but after some time it opened up slightly. And that was enough to show its huge potential. A massive wine, dark to the rim but nevertheless incredibly well balanced. I scored it 97+ points. Haven´t tasted the 2010 and 2016. I ...
by Steen T Olsen
June 15th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Help/advice, fake bottels Lafleur / Leroy / Leflaive

Thank you for the heads-up, Jan-Willem. I just gave you a comment and a "follow" on insta, so I´ll be stalking your posts from now on.. [wow.gif] And thank you for the feedback, Don. I am planning to make a post on insta with references to yours and Downey´s great work at some point. Generally, inst...
by Steen T Olsen
June 15th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13965
Views: 679794

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Château Poujeaux 2016 half bottle, at my local hairdresser! He has a concept of "Hair and Wine Combined", as his commercial states [wow.gif] [wow.gif]
by Steen T Olsen
June 15th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1698

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

Tasted the 2000 a couple of months ago. It was definitely not ready yet, but after some time it opened up slightly. And that was enough to show its huge potential. A massive wine, dark to the rim but nevertheless incredibly well balanced. I scored it 97+ points.
Haven´t tasted the 2010 and 2016.
by Steen T Olsen
May 17th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Denis Durantou
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: RIP Denis Durantou

Way too young. Very sad news.
by Steen T Olsen
May 17th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have way too much wine. Wait, I just found a wine I need to buy more.
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: I have way too much wine. Wait, I just found a wine I need to buy more.

flirtysmile flirtysmile flirtysmile flirtysmile Great notes. I have a 1er Cru Fourchaume from La Chablisienne coming in soon. Thank you for the mouthwatering notes, guys.
by Steen T Olsen
May 17th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1535

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Cheers to your recovery, Subu [cheers.gif]
by Steen T Olsen
May 10th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: TN: 1999 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin

I’m always stunned at how long well-stored AC red Burg bottles improve and last—and stunned at how critics’ windows are so narrow. Bet some critic said, “drink 2001-2004.” Exactly, Alan. Seems to me that 80-90% of critics have the drinking window wrong (too narrow) for Burgundy. This is also the ca...
by Steen T Olsen
April 26th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: TN: 2001 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes

[thumbs-up.gif] Thank you for the note. Tasted the LP 2001 some years ago and was impressed. Judging from your note it seems the wine has improved further.
by Steen T Olsen
April 26th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2018 Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

I don´t how availability is in the States and other parts of Europe, but the Château Pierrail Cuvée Prestige blanc Bordeaux Supérieur - in any vintage - can be quite beautiful. Made from Sauvignon Gris, this white Bordeaux seems to demand cellaring for some 3-5 years to show its qualities but when t...
by Steen T Olsen
April 26th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 22945

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

Hank Victor wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:59 pm
For those of you who were once subscribers but no longer are does this news entice you to resubscribe?
No.
by Steen T Olsen
April 26th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13965
Views: 679794

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

flirtysmile flirtysmile Albert Bichot Puligny-Montrachet 2014 flirtysmile flirtysmile
Going to be glorious with a dozen oysters flirtysmile flirtysmile
by Steen T Olsen
April 26th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2018 Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

Thank you for the note, Jim. White Bordeaux is generally rather underappreciated, I think. Have tasted some quite cheap one that were truly brilliant.
by Steen T Olsen
April 20th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short TNs for recently tasted wines..
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Short TNs for recently tasted wines..

Thanks for the great notes! And how fun to try that 1914 Las Cases....I'd definitely risk getting sick to taste that wine ;) Thank you, Rich; I have to say that I was 99.9% sure the wine was dead before opening as it seemed to have lost its colour. However, on pouring the wine into the decanter and...
by Steen T Olsen
April 19th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short TNs for recently tasted wines..
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Short TNs for recently tasted wines..

Some highlights from my recently tasted wines: Tasted 1st February 2020: Château Nenin 1967, Pomerol From magnum. The label was heavily damaged but the wine was absolutely beautiful. Wonderful and still vibrant fruit. Typical Pomerol charm. 93 points. Burmester Colheita Port 1961, Douro: Another bri...
by Steen T Olsen
April 17th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13965
Views: 679794

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Several half-bottles of Ch de Cruzeau 2016 Pessac-Léognan (brilliant), a regular 75 cl of Ch du Gazin 2015 Canon-Fronsac (absolutely outstanding), 2 bottles of Ch Rocher-Bonregard 2015 Pomerol (beautiful, but not mature) and a bottle of Ch La Pervenche 2014 Lalande de Pomerol (almost on level with t...
by Steen T Olsen
April 17th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Etienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2002 Etienne Sauzet Bâtard-Montrachet

Etienne Sauzet.. [worship.gif]
by Steen T Olsen
April 13th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Mario Minuto Barbaresco
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: TN: 1967 Mario Minuto Barbaresco

Thank you for the note, Eric, very interesting. I found a Minuto Barolo 1967 some years ago in one of my local gourmet supermarkets; but the wine was somewhat tired although still hanging on. But I guess everything depends on the condition of the cork..
by Steen T Olsen
April 13th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couhins-Lurton 08, Pontet-C 03, Sociando 01, Brane 00
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Couhins-Lurton 08, Pontet-C 03, Sociando 01, Brane 00

Thank you for the TNs, Julian. I haven´t tasted the Pontet-Canet 2003 since I made a glowing review of it on eBob back in 2008, (I think I wrote something to the effect of "Go out and buy the Pontet-Canet 2003, it is great!!".. the Brane-Cantenac 2000 I tasted on 27th January 2017, at which time it...
by Steen T Olsen
April 12th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couhins-Lurton 08, Pontet-C 03, Sociando 01, Brane 00
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Couhins-Lurton 08, Pontet-C 03, Sociando 01, Brane 00

Thank you for the TNs, Julian. I haven´t tasted the Pontet-Canet 2003 since I made a glowing review of it on eBob back in 2008, (I think I wrote something to the effect of "Go out and buy the Pontet-Canet 2003, it is great!!".. the Brane-Cantenac 2000 I tasted on 27th January 2017, at which time it ...
by Steen T Olsen
March 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Du Glana 2000 - quick TN updated with 03
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Du Glana 2000 - quick TN updated with 03

Uh oh... don´t talk so much about du Glana, Julian.. the wine is my precious.. [wink.gif] Tasted a number of vintages and du Glana always delivers a ton of charm and essence of Saint Julien. Don´t awake the wine critics who no doubt read this Board.. [wink.gif]
by Steen T Olsen
March 3rd, 2020, 2:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001

Julian Marshall wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 10:17 am
Thanks Steen - what about your own recs?
I seem to have lost my motivation for writing TNs for quite a while. Will try to look at it in the near future.
by Steen T Olsen
March 1st, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001

[cheers.gif] Wow. Thank you for the heads-up, Julian.
by Steen T Olsen
February 9th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brane-Cantenac and Grand Puy Lacoste 2004
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Brane-Cantenac and Grand Puy Lacoste 2004

Cheers guys - Steen, which ones have been brilliant? Ian, I did have Giscours twice, and the first bottle was a bit muted, so I'm not surprised. Good to know about the Batailley, which I will look out for, thanks. Apart from Léo-B, my winners so far have been Haut-Bailly, Domaine de Chevalier, Boyd...
by Steen T Olsen
February 9th, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brane-Cantenac and Grand Puy Lacoste 2004
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Brane-Cantenac and Grand Puy Lacoste 2004

Thank you for the notes, Julian. Slightly surprising for me as the few 2004s I have tasted have been really brilliant; but as you also point out, treading carefully in this vintage seems to be the answer.
by Steen T Olsen
January 17th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Bertalo: Barbaresco Riserva Specialè (Piedmont, Italy).
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: TN: 1967 Bertalo: Barbaresco Riserva Specialè (Piedmont, Italy).

Thank you for the note, Nicos. Great to see 1967s still delivering brilliantly; I have Grand Puy Lacoste and Nénin still left of my 1967s and will be drinking them soon. Looking forward to them without big expectations; however of the many 1967s I have tasted there have been many surprises and gener...
by Steen T Olsen
January 16th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2332

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

May he rest in peace. Sad news indeed.
by Steen T Olsen
January 15th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top flight bubbly for holidays and more
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Top flight bubbly for holidays and more

Great champagnes, Panos! Have always loved Salon champagne.gif Happy New Year
by Steen T Olsen
January 15th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blason d'Issan 2009 vs Belle-Vue (H-Médoc) 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Blason d'Issan 2009 vs Belle-Vue (H-Médoc) 2010

As usual, thoroughly comprehensive tasting notes, the likes of which are rarely seen elsewhere. [worship.gif] Thank you for these incredibly detailed notes, Julian. You make some very interesting observations that makes the reader reflect about his/her own preferences in wine styles. Happy New Year ...
by Steen T Olsen
December 17th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Saumagen, 2015 Halenberg, 1991 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: 2015 Saumagen, 2015 Halenberg, 1991 Sociando Mallet

[cheers.gif] Not surprised to learn that Sociando Mallet 1991 was fine. Tasted two obscure 1991s over the last month and both were brilliant. Thank you for sharing, Claus.
by Steen T Olsen
November 11th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Castegens (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: TN: 2016 Château Castegens (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing, Brian. Sometimes those cheap petit chateaux Bordeaux can deliver big time; maybe not this time, though, but there is always a chance.
by Steen T Olsen
October 16th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 2020

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Happy wine consumer without any investment or speculation involved.
by Steen T Olsen
September 25th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6998

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Wow, interesting story, to say the least..
by Steen T Olsen
September 23rd, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

What do we think of the 89s and 90s? Neal; [cheers.gif] there is a Meyney 1990 for sale in my area so I might be able to come up with an answer to that question within the next month.. quite interesting also because RP gave it (as usual) measly scores well below the 90 point mark, as I recall. When...
by Steen T Olsen
September 23rd, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1464

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

YLee wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 8:06 pm
Ghost peppers
Effect guaranteed [berserker.gif]
by Steen T Olsen
September 23rd, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

The 1998s have aged so much slower than 1989s and 1990s. What do we think of the 89s and 90s? Neal; [cheers.gif] there is a Meyney 1990 for sale in my area so I might be able to come up with an answer to that question within the next month.. quite interesting also because RP gave it (as usual) meas...
by Steen T Olsen
August 22nd, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine de Chevalier 1995 rouge
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Domaine de Chevalier 1995 rouge

Thank you for the note, Claus. Nice bottle by its left side on the picture, BTW.
I remember tasting the Domaine de Chevalier blanc 1995 in 2002; a wonderful white, highly recommended.
by Steen T Olsen
July 28th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3739

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

Did they really state "Produce of France" on the 1971? Just wondering..
by Steen T Olsen
July 16th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13965
Views: 679794

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Muga rosé 2017 from Rioja, a brilliant fit for the Tour de France..
by Steen T Olsen
July 15th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Print version of WA: Dead

Another non-surprise, IMHO. It seems that they are intent on killing the WA brand as fast as possible…
by Steen T Olsen
July 14th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 3269

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Hungarian reds made from Cab Franc and Merlot..
by Steen T Olsen
July 6th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Chateau Le Crock
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: TN: 2003 Chateau Le Crock

Great to see a TN for this relatively unknown but IMO well-performing Saint Éstèphe. Thank you, Vikrant.
by Steen T Olsen
July 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Selling my assorted case of 1996 DRC, bought for $5000, in 2008..
by Steen T Olsen
July 6th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: TN: 08 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill

Thank you for sharing, Greg. Going to be very interesting to follow the development of the 2008 Champagnes.

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