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by m. ristev
April 19th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Nicolas Faure Aloxe-Corton 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Nicolas Faure Aloxe-Corton 2019

i don't believe so. maybe <50 bottles made if i recall correctly.
by m. ristev
April 17th, 2021, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin
Replies: 80
Views: 3484

Re: TN: 2005 Overnoy Arbois-Pupillin

overnoy's poulsard is probably the most over hyped wine there is. i would struggle to pay even $50 for a bottle given the wild inconsistencies i have experienced. there is something seriously flawed with the 2015; it was rust water each of the three times i had a bottle, one of which was from the la...
by m. ristev
March 27th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146063

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Peter C. wrote: March 26th, 2021, 5:52 pm Anyone buy and try the 2017 Comtesse de Cherisey Domaine La Genelotte Meursault-Blagny monopole?
i'd take this over a roulot any day
by m. ristev
March 5th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114144

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

Barry L i p t o n wrote: March 5th, 2021, 10:14 am How long before the removal of tariffs will we see it's impact on the retail price?
they will simply keep going up
by m. ristev
February 25th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine's naturalistic fallacy
Replies: 151
Views: 7373

Re: Wine's naturalistic fallacy

William Kelley wrote: February 25th, 2021, 11:04 am
"GOUT DE TERROIR : having a taste of the earth or soil ; strongly earthy ; quite pleasant in modest amounts but sometimes overwhelming" (1977)
this sounds suspiciously like brett [berserker.gif]

i can't recall having ever tasted too much terroir in my glass
by m. ristev
February 24th, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine's naturalistic fallacy
Replies: 151
Views: 7373

Re: Wine's naturalistic fallacy

i remember tasting the wines of sylvain pataille a few years back. the tasting culminated with the clos du roy followed by the l'ancestrale. i then asked the man himself what steps he had taken to achieve such a striking difference between these two wines. his reply was quite funny; something to the...
by m. ristev
February 24th, 2021, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine's naturalistic fallacy
Replies: 151
Views: 7373

Re: Wine's naturalistic fallacy

There are lots of examples of producers who make wines from multiple sources (or terroirs, if you prefer). In some cases, tasting through those wines you can perceive noticeable differences across the wines, and in some cases you first notice the winemaking stamp, then the source differences at alm...
by m. ristev
February 21st, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeremy Arnaud in Chablis - Anyone know these wines?
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Jeremy Arnaud in Chablis - Anyone know these wines?

i spotted these floating around sometime last year. i believe it is his first or second vintage. the packaging is well put together but i sadly have not tasted them yet. please report back. for those in europe, his wines are available for sale directly on his website for next to nothing; 22 euro for...
by m. ristev
February 5th, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam in Burgundy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1376

Re: Diam in Burgundy?

^those are ardea seal
by m. ristev
February 5th, 2021, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 17 Charlopin Chambolle AC and WHWC mini gripe
Replies: 34
Views: 1379

Re: 17 Charlopin Chambolle AC and WHWC mini gripe

has any one tried the charlopin franc de pied? always been curious about it but have yet to see a bottle in the wild...
by m. ristev
January 29th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whole bunch in burgundy
Replies: 73
Views: 4753

Re: Whole bunch in burgundy

While stems may bring the perception of freshness, potassium in the stems actually precipitates out tartaric acid and increases the pH of the wine. Some producers who used 100% whole bunch in years like 2018 and 2019, and who didn't add tartaric acid to compensate, ended up with pHs close to 4.0......
by m. ristev
January 18th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 224
Views: 13764

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

https://www.klwines.com/Auction/Bidding/AuctionBidDetail.aspx?sku=1519027&searchId=&searchServiceName=&searchRank= this is pretty insane... this is a pretty cultish wine - though the current level of this sale puts it way above the $478/bottle (inc bp) it fetched back in Sept at HDH. i ...
by m. ristev
January 17th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Ruth Lewandowski Feints Fox Hill Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: 2019 Ruth Lewandowski Feints Fox Hill Vineyard

the 19 feints definitely reminded me more of the old contadino by cornelissen, while the 18 was quite reminiscent of the susucaru rosato.
by m. ristev
January 13th, 2021, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4816

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Lots of interesting perspective here! I personally love Allemand wines (and Syrah from everywhere, with about equal affection) but the current price tag has doubled and doubled again in the past half-decade. That correlates to fashion and scarcity and for me, arguments about it being worth it have ...
by m. ristev
January 1st, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2394

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

a couple of nye notes... started with a nv brut rosé from gaston chiquet. disgorged in nov 2019, quite a strong mousse indicative of a young wine. fruit driven nose of red raspberry and red apple and perhaps a touch of toast. fairly simple and direct on the palate with a bit less acidity than expect...
by m. ristev
December 28th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine touring in the time of Covid: Portugal
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: Wine touring in the time of Covid: Portugal

the niepoort whites such as the vv bairrada are quite special
by m. ristev
December 28th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?
Replies: 55
Views: 2329

Re: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?

greatest bottle ever is the 500ml ones radikon uses. looks great (love the elegant neck) and an appropriate amount of wine for almost any situation. does any other producer also use them?
by m. ristev
December 28th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ruth Lewandowski Montepulciano Lot# 2 Fox Hill Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Ruth Lewandowski Montepulciano Lot# 2 Fox Hill Vineyard

Any thoughts on Feints, Naomi, Chillion or Boaz? feints is by far my favorite; something like a darker rose with a very perfrumed nose. it's a co-ferment so you get added freshness from the approximately 50% arneis. oddly enough the first time i tried these wines was at cave vivant in paris quite a...
by m. ristev
December 27th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2016 Trimbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: TN - 2016 Trimbach Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg

thanks for the note. have a couple bottles of the 15 but have yet to try. not something you see around often. they also released a third bottling in this series after geisberg and schlossberg; the mandelberg.
by m. ristev
December 24th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16254
Views: 858633

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Alex Valdes wrote: December 19th, 2020, 8:40 am 6x2014 Bernard-Bonin Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes-Dessus
do you have much experience with this producer? not much out there, but the notes i have read seemed to be rather mixed.
by m. ristev
December 23rd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jura style chardonnay
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: Jura style chardonnay

i think you would enjoy marc soyard's chardonnays from dijon as well. maybe some coteaux champenois would fit the bill too; perhaps from jacques lassaigne.
by m. ristev
December 22nd, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jura style chardonnay
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: Jura style chardonnay

plenty of ouillé chards have oxidative notes verging in the direction of bruised apple. even ganevat can exhibit this character. the jura wines which i would most often confuse with burgundy see some new wood, such as tissot's clos de la tour du curon.
by m. ristev
December 22nd, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jura style chardonnay
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: Jura style chardonnay

i am not quite sure exactly what you are asking, but there are some producers in burgundy that are not using much sulphur at bottling...these wines can taste reminiscent of a jura chard. the maison en belles lies bourgogne blanc comes to mind. also, the 3 producers you mentioned are all quite differ...
by m. ristev
December 21st, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 8181

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

patrick c albright wrote: December 21st, 2020, 7:54 am As an example of what can be done on a subsidized route, we can ship a case of wine to Hong Kong, half way around the world, via Fed Ex Priority International, for ~$90--.
that's insane. what's the typical delivery time on that?
by m. ristev
December 21st, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Enfield Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Waterhorse Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: TN: 2017 Enfield Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Waterhorse Ridge

have you tried the citrine chardonnay? one of the most convincing domestic examples i have sampled...
by m. ristev
December 19th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Leroy, Ramonet, Krug, Boisson-Vadot
Replies: 26
Views: 1613

Re: TN: Leroy, Ramonet, Krug, Boisson-Vadot

Great line up! Ramonet's 1999s are magical when they are not advanced. A pity the d'Auvenay wasn't a bit more expressive, but sounds like it was everything it should have been on the palate. The cuverie at d'Auvenay is cooler than the Domaine Leroy winery, and they only make two reds, so the fermen...
by m. ristev
December 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 116
Views: 8325

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

love me some jm stephan. seems a new importer/tariffs have catapulted the pricing on 17s and 18s but keep a look out for 13-16 which were under $100 at release.
by m. ristev
December 19th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato (Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane)
Replies: 19
Views: 1397

Re: TN: 2019 Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato (Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane)

one thing i have always wondered was how he winded up aging in epoxy tanks (didn't he start with amphorae?)...seems about as 'natural' as the closure.
by m. ristev
December 19th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146063

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2017-comtesse-de-cherisey-domaine-la-genelotte-meursault-blagny-premier-cru_21f6853c-2b65-412d-be87-a9fe1a5eb7f5/ finally, here is some serious white burg up for offer. they seem to be sourcing some better producers lately. for what seemed like forever the 'best' t...
by m. ristev
December 15th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8942

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

if the op was writing about wine.com i bet the responses would be quite different.
by m. ristev
December 13th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pyrazine in a Blanc de Noirs?
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Pyrazine in a Blanc de Noirs?

definitely have noticed pyrazine like notes in some 2011 blanc de noirs champagne. leclapart astre comes to mind. it was still very good though.
by m. ristev
December 7th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 119
Views: 10760

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

2019 Yvon Métras Beaujolais - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais (07/12/2020) A bit of spritz. Christmas spice and cherry with a smooth leather note. Really light and poised with little sign of the advertised 14%. This is very good. 3AEE50A1-7771-418F-815E-1DEABC10E7F7.jpeg metras is always superb in rip...
by m. ristev
November 28th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7690

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

5D066D9C-CED3-422C-A3BF-97125871EBC3.jpeg Look closely. Yes. Quite the surprise. A Loire Valley Pinot Noir. A really unique expression of Loire-inspired Pinot. Raspberry purée, chalk and schist. More on the tart, citrusy red spectrum. Flat out geeky delicious. I would not say this wine is overly co...
by m. ristev
November 24th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: TN: 2019 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

save yourself some coin and try the cirelli cerasuolo anfora
by m. ristev
November 24th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3341
Views: 419911

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

free shipping at morrell on orders >$199
by m. ristev
November 16th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: another lowly Macon Rouge!
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: TN: another lowly Macon Rouge!

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this was quite lovely a couple years ago, with plenty of time in hand as well.
by m. ristev
November 10th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What flaw was I tasting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: What flaw was I tasting?

worse on day two could be mousiness.
by m. ristev
November 9th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146063

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

here is a new one, 2017 arlaud vosne romanee aux reas: https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2017 ... bf947add5/

in case you need a referral...price is pretty sharp when combined with amex promo
by m. ristev
November 6th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 1568
Views: 146063

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

For those that have used the AMEX offers associated with WA, I have one that shows as "spend $100 or more, get $30 back. Up to 3 times total." Do you know if I need to make 3 separate $100 transactions, or if I were to spend $200 in one transaction would that trigger a $60 credit? this ac...
by m. ristev
November 2nd, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Pataille Aligotes
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: TNR: Pataille Aligotes

the auvonnes pepe always seems a bit oxidative to me, definitely one of the more rich expressions in the line up. champ forey reminds me of chablis. these two only see 12 months in barrel while the charme aux pretres and clos du roy get 24 months.
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An Older Muscadet
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: TN: An Older Muscadet

wow, the oldest l'ecu i have tried was an 05! they do seem to age quite well though.
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tissot Chard Patchwork Arbois '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: TN: Tissot Chard Patchwork Arbois '18...(short/boring)

sounds disappointing. the 18 rose massale chardonnay from tissot is a stunner...could easily pass as a top tier wine from the cote de beaune.
by m. ristev
October 28th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)
Replies: 70
Views: 3533

Re: Oct 24 - Dueling Auctions (Acker vs HDH)

just got an interesting email from hdh about an upcoming hong kong based auction. is this a new market for them? i can't recall any past auctions abroad.
by m. ristev
October 27th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Château de Béru Chablis Terroirs de Béru
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: TN: 2018 Château de Béru Chablis Terroirs de Béru

even in the realm of natural wines i was never particularly impressed with these wines. in fact i have enjoyed the irancy far more than the whites, which taste very little like chablis.
by m. ristev
October 27th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 169
Views: 16736

Re: Dominique Laurent

Jean Menwa wrote: October 27th, 2020, 10:08 am Has anyone tried his Beaux Monts? CT scores look good. Anyone know where vines are located? It's VV.
i believe i had the 09 and it was true to the stereotype of being excessively oaky in its youth.

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