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by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

i guess my point is you can find value anywhere you look, even in famous appellations. it is still possible to find underpriced wines in addition to all the overpriced ones. beyond this, fringe areas such as saint romain offer terrific value especially since the cooler climate benefits from the ripe...
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

pretty much all burgundy has gotten more expensive, especially in that time frame. i doubt the 25% increase in pricing originates from the domaine. the particular meursault producers you mentioned are undervalued but what about someone like vincent dancer. the les corbins was under $50 around the 14...
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

this has nothing to do with saint aubin and everything to do with the particular producers you mentioned. people pay for the name brand and most of the time price has little to do with quality in the bottle. i am a big advocate of moving on to the next producer and not getting too hung up on the coo...
by m. ristev
October 19th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Handcarry from Italy
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Handcarry from Italy

i was just in northern italy a couple weeks ago and i saw more steep pricing on valentini than ever before. cheapest i saw for the cerasuolo was 55 euro and it was not easy to track down. pepe is still readily available tho, usually eataly sells them at decent pricing. best of luck!
by m. ristev
October 19th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

i drank a mag of the 15 at emp last year and it was mid $300ish service included. while certainly a good wine, it is not something i would seek out...for what it is worth i greatly preferred the 14 finding it to be a much more distinctive wine.
by m. ristev
October 18th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

juge hunter: astor wines edition

go get em, only a $330 premium over the '14 [tease.gif]

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by m. ristev
October 17th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?

Hi Marco, I haven't specifically tried to hunt down good wine shops on my trips to Venice (I have family there), but those that I have visited have generally been freakishly expensive and preying on the tourist market. One that is well worth a look is Cantine del Vino già Schiavi on Fondamenta Nani...
by m. ristev
October 17th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 22
Views: 797

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

not much in the way of value on that list, especially in burgundy, but these are the options that stuck out to me: PIERRE BOISSON • Auxey-Duresses, En Reugne, Premier Cru, 2012 155 COMTESSE DE CHÉRISEY • La Genelotte, Premier Cru, 2011 155 SIMON BIZE • Les Fournaux, Premier Cru, 2013 145 SIMON BIZE ...
by m. ristev
October 17th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

there are shops that also charge $90 for the bartolo... parcelle has the 16 listed for $95 while their price on the 15 rinaldi is $82. obviously this is not the actual retail price of either of these wines. a quick check on w-s shows the UK average price of around $49 for the rinaldi which is probab...
by m. ristev
October 16th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1199

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

radikon makes a wonderful pinot grigio that drinks like a deeply colored rosé
by m. ristev
October 15th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59988

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

it seems like a lot of these offers operate on making customers *feel* as if they are in the know and indeed getting a good deal. also, w-s is no longer a barometer of what a veritable deal actually is.
by m. ristev
October 15th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10211

Re: 2008 Salon

saw a few of these cases stacked up in the cellar of peck in milan last week. can't remember the exact pricing but i would be shocked if they sold them as everything else in there was at least 25% over market price.
by m. ristev
October 14th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

i have not tasted any of the current reds as i was turned off by the 15% abv but i found the 18 rose to be far too sterile, bordering on generic compared to the 17.
by m. ristev
October 14th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59988

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

i got an email for 08 cristal at $229.99 prearrival when w-s standard shows two listings at $224 in stock. what exactly does US low pricing even mean [pwn.gif]
by m. ristev
October 14th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

i believe with this current release of wines he actually started adding sulphur and also did some filtering. i have never encountered brett in his wines but some volatility definitely seems to be the norm, but less so now than in the past.
by m. ristev
October 12th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 3035

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

i love arpege but if you want to have the platonic ideal of a french 3 star experience i would recommend lunch at epicure. it is perhaps a less interesting option but the room, the food and the service all exude luxury. compared with guy savoy or ledoyen, it also is a much better value.
by m. ristev
October 10th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59988

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

honestly the pricing is pretty lack luster for every offer i have ever seen including this one. certainly no deals...definitely don't understand the hype with shopping here? regarding the dancer, the '15 perrieres retailed $150 directly through paris wine co, so this pricing is definitely not sharp ...
by m. ristev
September 17th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1807

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

just dug through a bunch of photos on my phone and it was in fact the 2015. i can ask if they have received any new vintages. however, i believe all the listings for the '17 vintage in the states on wine-searcher are for grey market bottles judging by who is selling them.
by m. ristev
September 16th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1807

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

it was '16 i believe, drank the bottle already though so i can't confirm. i would be surprised if '17 would be out to retailers already as weygandt usually holds back wines quite a while especially for producers like this, cecile tremblay, etc. i remember the '14s sat at astor wine for quite a while...
by m. ristev
September 16th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1807

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

same thing with overnoy, or any other hypebeast wine. most honest merchants stopped listing them online and all you will see are the highly curated sellers a la sommpicks or kogod post their wares at highway robbery rates. i bought a bottle of the current release from a small shop that gets an alloc...
by m. ristev
September 15th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

nope, it was $599 for the '12 mag offered this past feb according to the email. i have noticed they priced more recent offerings in line with other wine-searcher listings. the '15 seve du clos mag was $9xx at zachys but sold out in about 24 hours. i noticed some more obscure shops offering recent vi...
by m. ristev
September 15th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

benchmark sold seve du clos mags earlier this year for $599...
i am sure there is far more reasonable pricing than that especially in france.
by m. ristev
September 15th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

if people are actually paying $850 i will gladly sell all of mine. i suspect it is mostly just market manipulation via wine-searcher...
by m. ristev
September 13th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 42
Views: 2206

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

lucien le moine released a series of 2015 cru bottlings called 'horizon 50 ans' ...i guess he thinks they can take 50 years in bottle? i haven't seen them for sale very often, let alone any notes but at pushing 200 euro a mag it seems overly expensive. interesting intent though...
by m. ristev
September 2nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?

i find the still wines of belluard far more interesting than the bubbles. the mondeuse is awesome too...
by m. ristev
September 2nd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

i had the 09 donnhoff felsenberg last month and it was eerily similar an 07 keller kirchspiel
by m. ristev
August 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart

these can go a while, even the '91 is great despite the vintage.
by m. ristev
August 23rd, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2811

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

the ironic thing is cornelissen now adds sulphur to all of his wines (and filters them as well). is he still making natural wine? :)
by m. ristev
August 22nd, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2811

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

It is such a complicated subject. I have had so many great no SO2 wines and of course so many bad ones. What really troubles me is a large number of wine professionals in the natural world don't understand that mousiness is a major flaw. Additionally when I buy a natural wine for $20-40 and it is f...
by m. ristev
August 22nd, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2811

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

It is such a complicated subject. I have had so many great no SO2 wines and of course so many bad ones. What really troubles me is a large number of wine professionals in the natural world don't understand that mousiness is a major flaw. Additionally when I buy a natural wine for $20-40 and it is f...
by m. ristev
August 18th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

i have only tried the marsannay wines but all i got was oak...
by m. ristev
August 15th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 AP Villaine Mercurey Montots
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: TN: 2016 AP Villaine Mercurey Montots

the 09 is drinking quite well now!
by m. ristev
August 10th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 22
Views: 1671

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

According to my recent tasting of the 18s, the best alternative option for Overnoy seems to be... Overnoy. Yeah, every bottle is different! still waiting to have a good bottle of the poulsard. the 15 was terrible from four different bottles spread across both bottling lots. the vso is the best wine...
by m. ristev
August 10th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Julien Labet’s wines.
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Tell me about Julien Labet’s wines.

his reds can be the best in the jura imo, particularly the poulsard en billat which is from vines planted around 1898. he really hit his stride in the 2016 vintage. the earlier vintages are good but i was really impressed with both whites and reds in 2016. never had a shot bottle. 2015 seemed to be ...
by m. ristev
July 8th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 104
Views: 8002

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

drank the 17 dutraive fleurie lieu dit <champagne> and it was wonderful. the aromatics were very similar to metras. there was incredible balance and freshness...hard to believe it is 14 degrees abv
by m. ristev
July 8th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1859

Re: Paris or Lyon

for me paris has been stagnant now on the food front for a couple years and it is increasingly more difficult to find good deals on wine in both shops and on lists. i would go with lyon as it has a great vibe being obviously much less touristy than paris. there are definitely lots of wine shops to e...
by m. ristev
July 2nd, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Echezeaux Vieille Vigne
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Echezeaux Vieille Vigne

is univerre still the exclusive seller of fourrier in france?
by m. ristev
June 27th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 4073

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Kelly Walker wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 5:01 am
That is also why we do not mention many of the places we drink these wines because, as Kevin mentioned, they would quickly be raped and pillaged.
how would it be any different from what was on display here?
by m. ristev
June 23rd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: TN: 2013 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

i think the issue regarding pricing has been several importer switches? i am not even sure who the official importer in the states is at this point. it used to be rosenthal, and at that time the price of the trebbiano was around $100. still a shame considering they retail around 50 euro in italy.
by m. ristev
June 14th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

the belluard example is wonderful, much more sophisticated than the wines by jean yves peron.
by m. ristev
June 14th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche

supposedly the wines made under the direction of the son are more forward
by m. ristev
June 1st, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Allocations from retailers

these days it seems like every email i get uses the word 'allocated' to describe what is on offer...
by m. ristev
May 30th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4485

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

i am shocked to see even one person recommend drinking this. no way it will be a representative experience, who cares what it says on the label. take the money without a doubt.
by m. ristev
May 25th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Envoyer Website is Up
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: New Envoyer Website is Up

was the coupon emailed to you when you registered?
by m. ristev
May 12th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aurélien Lurquin
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Aurélien Lurquin

if i recall, the wines were going to be picked up by avant garde who also imports vouette & sorbee to the states but apparently they thought the price point was too high for what was in the bottle...i had no idea they were available here now. the price is probably just a function of supply, i had th...
by m. ristev
May 12th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aurélien Lurquin
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Aurélien Lurquin

definitely not oxidative, a very pure and clean style. i tasted the meunier and it was not as deep or complex as the jerome prevost closerie. pretty disappointing for the 80 euro i paid. i guess the still wines he makes are more interesting? i wasn't particularly compelled to go back for any more bo...
by m. ristev
May 8th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2367

Re: 2018 Rose

chambers offered the 09 a couple weeks ago for about $36 if I recall correctly. they only had 6 bottles
by m. ristev
May 5th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mature Red Burgundy and Boisson Vadot Whites
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Mature Red Burgundy and Boisson Vadot Whites

in what ways did the genevrieres show oxidation?

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