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by m. ristev
August 15th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 AP Villaine Mercurey Montots
Replies: 6
Views: 328

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: 1578

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: 336

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: 91
Views: 6751

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: 1776

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: 611

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: 3819

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: 631

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: 1091

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: 1262

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: 1970

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: 4376

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: 1572

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: 413

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: 413

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: 2274

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: 1093

Re: Mature Red Burgundy and Boisson Vadot Whites

in what ways did the genevrieres show oxidation?
by m. ristev
March 31st, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4381

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

i had a 2005 foillard fleurie which was awesome (drank somewhere around 12 years in bottle). it definitely was very pinot like and resembled more of an aged burgundy experience than drinking a gamay. no signs of being tired or decline.
by m. ristev
March 31st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1407

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

the reserve is some type of one off cuvee he made before the parcel exchange with keller. maybe it is closer to a gg style? i contacted vom boden about getting a couple of bottles before it arrived in the states but once they landed i was never informed where i could purchase them. i was told flatir...
by m. ristev
March 31st, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3465

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

at current pricing i would say get yourself a bottle of les carelles from selosse...
by m. ristev
March 26th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1643

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

i had a 2011 ponsot saint romain under this closure less than a year ago and the wine was in great shape.
by m. ristev
March 16th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Ooka La Grande Colline
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: 2015 Ooka La Grande Colline

i'd say that bottle saw some temperature fluctuations. when i tried it i was surprised how clean it was, especially considering past experiences with the producer. even with more trustworthy producers like foillard, i have had very bretty and bacterial bottles on several occasions due to improper ha...
by m. ristev
March 13th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Burger Porn
Replies: 95
Views: 4782

Re: Burger Porn

i tried au cheval in chicago last fall and do not understand the hype. the burger was perfectly adequate but honestly nothing special. i would take a shake shack or five guys over it any day. luckily i did not have to wait to get a seat at the bar. a couple days later i had a burger at acadia, not o...
by m. ristev
March 9th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2211

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

i am very sensitive to mouse and often times can identify an off aroma in these spoiled wines. typically the longer the wine is exposed to oxygen the more pronounced it becomes. the smell is somewhat similar to peanut shells, perhaps rancid ones?
by m. ristev
March 1st, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Henri et Gilles Buisson St. Romain La Perrière
Replies: 18
Views: 636

Re: TN: 2014 Henri et Gilles Buisson St. Romain La Perrière

William Kelley wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 4:14 am
William Woodruff wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 8:31 pm
There is another organically grown estate in Saint Romain.
Which is it?
maybe chassorney? but i doubt they have certification
by m. ristev
February 26th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk

i think these back vintage releases from breton are reconditioned. they always seem pretty young. the 93 is great.
by m. ristev
February 25th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5230

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

valentini without a doubt. its 40-50 euro in italy but it might be difficult to find in that range stateside.
by m. ristev
February 25th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 15981

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

for sure by the glass can be a great option depending on the venue. le servan had foillard cote du puy 16 for maybe 6 euro last time i ate there. however on the high end by the glass is just as expensive as top restaurants in the states. the thing that gets me is a seemingly huge shift in availabili...
by m. ristev
February 25th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 15981

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

i would say prices are greatly on the rise everywhere. i have spent a lot of time in paris having been based there in 2015 and honestly i was a bit appalled this summer at how all my usual spots were completely blown up and charging very near the prices you see in the states for certain wines. i was...
by m. ristev
February 24th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 3 with Jerry
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: TN: 3 with Jerry

was the leroy a domaine bottling? i thought the only vosne village was the genaivrieres?
by m. ristev
February 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 5150

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

the 04 chenin from caillard is fire. never bothered trying the red but i think the white is just as good as clos rougeard, even perhaps more interesting from the extended time in barrel. i believe there is gamay blended into the red too, can't recall exactly how much though.
by m. ristev
February 11th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts

two summers ago the 2011 bartolo was incredibly open on the pop and pour with super lifted florals and a lot of fruit. a little less than a year ago, also on pop and pour it seemed quite closed down and stern.
by m. ristev
February 10th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot

anyone try the 11 morgeot recently?
by m. ristev
February 10th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 4551

Re: My first Keller gmax

what is the point though? i have read several accounts that abtserde can be just as good if not better. i paid $119 for my 16 abtserde. why on earth would i even pay $200 for what is perhaps a marginally better wine? unless you enjoy flexing on the gram more than actually tasting, it seems illogical.
by m. ristev
February 10th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Prieuré Roch
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Re: Domaine Prieuré Roch

i have never had any of the whites but can imagine they are a creation of yannick champ. the most recent vintages seem to be the most natural. the old stuff made by pacalet can be pretty rustic.
by m. ristev
February 10th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aligoté in the warmer years
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Aligoté in the warmer years

pataille's single parcel aligotes are fantastic and see some extended time on the lees. not sure the 15s have been released yet, but i am sure they will be great.
by m. ristev
February 10th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 77
Views: 6680

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

overnoy is a great example. however i struggle with the huge variability between bottles so even if you like jura wines, best look elsewhere.
by m. ristev
February 10th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Prieuré Roch
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Re: Domaine Prieuré Roch

this used to be very undervalued in the states. the previous importer was closing out cases of 05 and 06 with which included clos de beze, clos goillotte, etc for next to nothing. oddly enough i thought the prices i saw were very reasonable in tokyo for this stuff. usually it seems on the high side ...
by m. ristev
February 7th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Best Vintages of Clos Rougeard?

The 2010s are fantastic
by m. ristev
February 3rd, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Frenchette NYC - anyone BYO?
Replies: 27
Views: 1246

Re: Frenchette NYC - anyone BYO?

small bowl = less exposure to oxygen = less mouse???
by m. ristev
January 29th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??

i would say many natural wine makers do not destem. metras is definitely whole cluster.
by m. ristev
January 25th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle size and premox
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Bottle size and premox

i had a 750 of 07 mouchere that was straight sherry 4 years ago. the bottle did not even move very far from where it was made.
by m. ristev
January 20th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14568

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

the weight is also distributed differently as a result of the stem and base? it is not necessarily how many grams, but where that weight is and how it alters the perception of balance in the hand. zalto always feels high center of gravity, the liberte feels low center of gravity and the gabriel some...
by m. ristev
January 18th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14568

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

out of curiosity has anyone tried the riedel superleggero glasses? seems to be their entry to the lightweight mouthblown glass market and it would be interesting to see how they compare.
by m. ristev
January 17th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: gone
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: WTT: raveneau

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by m. ristev
January 17th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 224
Views: 14568

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

tried a 16 keller muscheligen kalk and 13 knoll smaragd riesling in the liberte vs gabriel gold. for my preference, there is no comparison to the light in hand feeling and elegance of the gabriel gold. the wines showed pretty similarly from both glasses, however the gabriel always smelled more flora...
by m. ristev
January 14th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 1929

Re: Chicago - a few Qs

i was a big fan of acadia, not to mention dining st the bar there seems very underpriced.

roister definitely has great food but the atmosphere is mildly obnoxious.
by m. ristev
January 12th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3301

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

that just looks like a bad photoshop mock up...looks correct here:
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by m. ristev
January 11th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3301

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

still can't get over that jean yves bizot uses papyrus font on his label

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