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by IlkkaL
May 23rd, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Speciale BdB
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: TN: 2002 Pierre Peters les Chétillons Cuvée Soeciale BdB

I would be careful with 2002 Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs. It can be very good, but many were over-ripe. This made for sexy wines when young, but not anything that would age well or develop the complexity you might expect. Not that I am happy to read about such results but I do often wonder ...
by IlkkaL
May 21st, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Le Mas du Figuier Collioure (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Collioure)
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: TN: 2017 Le Mas du Figuier Collioure (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Collioure)

Thanks for the note. We love Collioure, the wines and the town. [cheers.gif] It's a lovely place indeed despite being very popular. We spent a couple of days there last summer and I remember especially fondly going in the morning to a boulangerie to get some croissants or pains au chocolat and then...
by IlkkaL
May 20th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Le Mas du Figuier Collioure (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Collioure)
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: TN: 2017 Le Mas du Figuier Collioure (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Collioure)

Thanks for the note. We love Collioure, the wines and the town. [cheers.gif] It's a lovely place indeed despite being very popular. We spent a couple of days there last summer and I remember especially fondly going in the morning to a boulangerie to get some croissants or pains au chocolat and then...
by IlkkaL
May 20th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Le Mas du Figuier Collioure (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Collioure)
Replies: 6
Views: 139

TN: 2017 Le Mas du Figuier Collioure (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Collioure)

This is something quite different from what I usually drink and I suppose something that will not get many comments/views around here. That said it is something I would highly recommend to everyone like me, i.e. people who are not that into Grenache in general. It was sold to me as "the lightest Col...
by IlkkaL
May 19th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Giuseppe Rinaldi Nebbiolo Langhe (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: TN: 2017 Giuseppe Rinaldi Nebbiolo Langhe (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Thanks for reading Doug. US pricing is absurd for their wines. I stopped buying in the US with '13 when the importer lost all sense of reality or conscience: one of the two. I buy their wines in Italy at quite reasonable prices, but small quantities. Even in Italy the prices seem to be catching up....
by IlkkaL
May 16th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)

I think they are definitely starting to get more popular. The places I've bought barolo 2016, Brovia was one of the first ones to be sold out across all their cru's. They even sold out before Vietti, which received stunning reviews from AG. Producers such as Elio Grasso, Sandrone and A. Conterno ar...
by IlkkaL
May 16th, 2020, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)

Love Brovia. Their straight Nebbiolo d'Alba wines I've tried were labeled Valmaggione (vineyard). I think the sandy soils tend to produce a more approachable wine. The Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggione doesn't see any oak. -Al I wonder if it is the same wine - where I bought the bottle they had a 2014 th...
by IlkkaL
May 15th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)

After the Elio Sandri Nebbiolo last week I was just craving for another one. Never tried anything from Brovia before but the reputation is solid and this one makes me excited to try the Barolos. This is less rich than the Sandri but not necessarily any lesser a wine. The drinkability certainly is e...
by IlkkaL
May 14th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)

Thanks for the notes. Haven't had the Brovia, but was enjoying Oddero's '16 nebbiolo the other night. It could be described similarly. For sure, Oddero's is good too. Haven't had it in a while but remember it being somewhat sturdier than this one, although this one seemed to be putting on some weig...
by IlkkaL
May 14th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)
Replies: 9
Views: 397

TN: 2016 Fratelli Brovia Nebbiolo d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba)

After the Elio Sandri Nebbiolo last week I was just craving for another one. Never tried anything from Brovia before but the reputation is solid and this one makes me excited to try the Barolos. This is less rich than the Sandri but not necessarily any lesser a wine. The drinkability certainly is ex...
by IlkkaL
May 13th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvée Colette (France, Alsace)
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvée Colette (France, Alsace)

Otto Forsberg wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 10:24 pm
IlkkaL wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 9:42 am
Thanks for the note! Just bought a bottle of their 2016 Schlossberg Riesling.
What a coincidence! So did I!
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by IlkkaL
May 13th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvée Colette (France, Alsace)
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvée Colette (France, Alsace)

Thanks for the note! Just bought a bottle of their 2016 Schlossberg Riesling. Do you know if there is a big stylistic difference between the two? I’ve only had the Cuvée Theo which I have enjoyed quite a bit but that’s a bit more entry level I believe.
by IlkkaL
May 13th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 90
Views: 3113

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Unfortunately the Boisee (red and white) is not available in magnums I've been trying to get Matthieu to bottle the red in magnum for years but he says that there isn't enough wine to justify a separate bottling run. The only magnum I've ever seen was a 2008 magnum he sent us as a wedding gift. I w...
by IlkkaL
May 12th, 2020, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me identify this (leaky but delicious) old Riesling
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Please help me identify this (leaky but delicious) old Riesling

What a great find! Here is a short snippet of what is going on with the winery/producer: https://www.bbr.com/producer-3053-dr-deinhard-von-winning-pfalz Forster Ungeheuer is indeed considered a very good vineyard with the likes of Von Buhl, Bassermann-Jordan and Bürklin-Wolf producing wine there. I ...
by IlkkaL
May 12th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent

The 2000 has just started to drink well in the past year or so, but the structure still shows on it and it will be better in another 2-5. cheesehead I happen to have a single bottle of the 2010 and have been wondering 1) when should I open 2) why are there so many lackluster notes on CT. I guess th...
by IlkkaL
May 12th, 2020, 2:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

What a lovely adventure also try to guess which release the various CT notes are for as there is only one Montepulciano d'Abruzzo listed [snort.gif]

Thanks for the note though, sounds really exciting.
by IlkkaL
May 11th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 1878

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?

I haven't done any really comprehensive WS tasting across different producers and prädikats but have tried a healthy number of wines from this vineyard from different addresses over the years. Many make good quality but obviously styles vary a lot and even if Prüm itself is not expensive per se some...
by IlkkaL
May 11th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

I had this just a few days ago and I agree with you - very lovely wine. Yesterday I got to try the 2014 Barolo from Sandri and loved it even more. Less fruity, lighter, more translucent. Very very nice. The 2010 Perno Riserva Vigna Disa, on the other hand, is not giving much - it was a waste to ope...
by IlkkaL
May 10th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Great producer, unfortunately tiny production. I kinda cringe when I see people talk about him On some level I get you and even share the same feeling but then even more so I really believe these small producers deserve to become famous and widely respected, even if it necessarily means increasing ...
by IlkkaL
May 10th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

I had this just a few days ago and I agree with you - very lovely wine. Yesterday I got to try the 2014 Barolo from Sandri and loved it even more. Less fruity, lighter, more translucent. Very very nice. The 2010 Perno Riserva Vigna Disa, on the other hand, is not giving much - it was a waste to ope...
by IlkkaL
May 9th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 11
Views: 604

TN: 2017 Elio Sandri Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

A year ago I had never heard of Elio Sandri but suddenly last autumn the name started popping up seemingly everywhere. As I was offered the wines by several retailers I did some research and quicky got excited. I’m sure there are some that would prefer this 10 000 bottle a year operation to remain a...
by IlkkaL
May 8th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 53
Views: 2852

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

When it comes to this wine I find it impossible to think of it as "just" a rosé (which his not to trash the category as I do consume a healthy amount of still rosé during the summer season and appreciate many different styles of it) as it is so remarkably unique and complex, unlike any other rosé ou...
by IlkkaL
May 7th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

Cellar Tracker thinks there was an yuge change in the label for 2018 [assuming they're the same wine]: . les-couls-de-beaujeu_2017.jpg . les-couls-de-beaujeu_2018.jpg . Also, Cellar Tracker thinks there's a very rare "Cuvée Spéciale" version of this wine: https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?tabl...
by IlkkaL
May 7th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Reserve Ried Lamm
Replies: 0
Views: 157

TN: 2014 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner 1ÖTW Reserve Ried Lamm

I enjoyed the heck out of the 2013 Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain and it really re-sparked my interest in Austrian wines big time. While I’m waiting for a couple of cases of newly ordered wines to arrive I looked into my home stash and this called my name. A really cool, serious wine that fee...
by IlkkaL
May 5th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon

Never heard of Molveno so I googled it and wow, that’s where I am going whenever it is possible again! Pretty much "wow!" was all I could say when first looking at the view from the apartment (and practically every apartment will have such a view). Mountains, lake, some village, and no filler. Typi...
by IlkkaL
May 5th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

Happy to hear that despite the supposedly warmer and warmer vintages these wines still manage to deliver with ease! Cotat is definitely one of the names I am looking to buy more while it's still relatively affordable.
by IlkkaL
May 5th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1328

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

Barbera has very low tannins and it's delicious... This was probably the smartest suggestion thus far. I doubt anybody is actually allergic to tannins, because there are so many other products than wine that have tannins. However, most of the suggestions above tend to have quite a bit of tannins, e...
by IlkkaL
May 4th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon

Never heard of Molveno so I googled it and wow, that’s where I am going whenever it is possible again! Once been to Trento with my gf and we really really liked it. Just a beatiful relaxed town with a couple of nice restaurants, a great value accommodation in Grand Hotel Trento and of course plenty...
by IlkkaL
May 4th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon

I would like to try the Granato too but the price goes up quite a bit there. Any idea if its worth the tariff? In my (limited) experience so far I found both the Morei and the Sgarzon more enjoyable and interesting than the Granato. I recently had the 2009 which also in Trentino was a warm, "easy" ...
by IlkkaL
May 3rd, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon

Sorry, I just saw this. I was partial to the Nosiola and my wife was partial to the Manzoni. So we buy both. The tasting was a great experience. DA906631-FED0-4066-82F8-33F09BDAF3B1.jpeg 0CC69603-92C0-464F-A3B2-4E408D914FAE.jpeg and it was in that very seat you occupied, that we had a discussion ab...
by IlkkaL
May 3rd, 2020, 1:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon

We had a 2016 Manzoni tonight, it was great. Took a little while to open and needed to warm from fridge temp to closer to room temp, but was worth the wait. We tasted the Pinot Grigio and bought a couple of bottles, but I was not a huge fan. My wife liked it a good bit, so we bought it.... Alrighty...
by IlkkaL
May 2nd, 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Baudry La Croix Boissee Chinon Blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: TN: 2014 Baudry La Croix Boissee Chinon Blanc

Thanks for the update! What's your take on it now regarding ageing, still looking forward to further development? When I had the 2015 a while ago I sensed it was young but lacking the experience I really can't say that I can confidently predict what these are going to be like at 10 or 15 years old.
by IlkkaL
May 2nd, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon
Replies: 23
Views: 922

Re: TN: 2015 Foradori Teroldego Sgarzon

Sorry, I just saw this. I was partial to the Nosiola and my wife was partial to the Manzoni. So we buy both. The tasting was a great experience. DA906631-FED0-4066-82F8-33F09BDAF3B1.jpeg 0CC69603-92C0-464F-A3B2-4E408D914FAE.jpeg Beautiful, thanks! I suppose I'm just going to go ahead a get a bottle...
by IlkkaL
May 1st, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

I would also check out Prager if you haven’t. I would say my favorite Wachau producer stylistically. I have also liked Jamek but a little bigger style than Prager and Alzinger IME. There are some good threads on Wine Berserkers within the last 2-3 years on Austrian wines if you delve into the searc...
by IlkkaL
May 1st, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

I don't assign scores but can group roughly based on the level of enthusiasm in my notes. -- Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Hohereck Alzinger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Loibenberg Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Dürnsteiner Hollerin -- Alzinger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Mühlpoint Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltlin...
by IlkkaL
April 30th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

Total agreement on this wine. The 2013 Smaragds here are the best I’ve ever had, better than ‘97 and ‘99 and ’01 for example. I’m not sure anything other than another cool growing season with a clean harvest could produce such pure, nuanced, and balanced wines given the warming trends in Austria. S...
by IlkkaL
April 30th, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

I have had good luck with 2013 wachau/kamptal across the board. I think I've tried 20 or so different ones with no misses Please do not hesitate to share some of your favorites! Apparently each and every time I drink something from Austria I say to myself "buy and drink more of these, stupid!" but ...
by IlkkaL
April 30th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

Total agreement on this wine. The 2013 Smaragds here are the best I’ve ever had, better than ‘97 and ‘99 and ’01 for example. I’m not sure anything other than another cool growing season with a clean harvest could produce such pure, nuanced, and balanced wines given the warming trends in Austria. S...
by IlkkaL
April 30th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

It's funny that for Hirtzberger, Singerriedel seems to get most of the praise, yet I almost always prefer Hochrain, which is the vineyard directly below it's more famous counterpart. I think I still have this in the cellar, along with a few other vintages going back to 2002. And while I do like the...
by IlkkaL
April 30th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some new Summer Whites Recs
Replies: 36
Views: 1056

Re: Need some new Summer Whites Recs

I don't know which producers are available but I highly recommend Gelber Muskateller from Austria. If you are not familiar it is this dry, refreshing and often minerally expression of Muscat that's just perfect for warm weather. Generally I've found the quality to be high almost regardless of the pr...
by IlkkaL
April 30th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 17
Views: 371

TN: 2013 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

I've long considered myself first and foremost a Federspiel guy due to the sheer drinkability and versatility of those wines. This was a rare Smaragd in my cellar but I think it might change my buying habits to some degree. Some Smaragds in the past have been on the heavy side but this is just a stu...
by IlkkaL
April 29th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two SandroFay Valtelline Wines....(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: TN: Two SandroFay Valtelline Wines....(short/boring)

Thanks for the notes, very welcome as not many are drinking/talking about this region. I haven't had any from Fay yet but have a bottle of the 2013 Valgella Riserva Carteria waiting to be opened. Regarding Incrocio Manzoni a wise, very pedantic man whose first name may be Otto once told me that it i...
by IlkkaL
April 26th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2016 Domaine de Moor Le Vendangeur Masque 'Le Bourboulenc de Mare et Eric'
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: TN - 2016 Domaine de Moor Le Vendangeur Masque 'Le Bourboulenc de Mare et Eric'

Hi Gary,

Congratz for the forum’s first Bourboulenc note! :) Certainly sounds like an interesting one. I’ve yet to open my bottle but look to do it soon for comparison.
by IlkkaL
April 26th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)

Thanks for the note! I have a bottle of the 2002 in the cellar still, probably should open soon. My last (and last) bottle of that showed magnificently about a year or two ago. Of course the bottle I opened before that had brett problems :( Well, I’m happy to hear there is a chance it turns out gre...
by IlkkaL
April 25th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)

Thanks for the note! I have a bottle of the 2002 in the cellar still, probably should open soon.
by IlkkaL
April 25th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 0
Views: 256

TN: 2014 Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

The second wine in a row (the previous one was the Voge CdR) under Nomacorc. I suppose this closure is becoming more widely accepted if such quality producers have adopted it? I did not find the wine as wildly over-performing a BB as I had hoped, given the vintage and all, but the value is decent (2...
by IlkkaL
April 23rd, 2020, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Am I Buying Wine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2498

Re: Why Am I Buying Wine?

I am not buying at a ridiculous rate but I just personally love the thrill of buying bottles I've been wanting to try. Most of what I drink is relatively small production stuff so very often when I see a desirable bottle online I can't help but think that it might be the only time that particular vi...
by IlkkaL
April 23rd, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alain Voge Côtes du Rhône Les Peyrouses
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: TN: 2016 Alain Voge Côtes du Rhône Les Peyrouses

Voge seems to enjoy this questionable reputation around here as not traditional enough but what I tasted (all pre-2015) at the Ampuis wine fair a couple of years ago seemed to suit my palate pretty decently. I just love the 2016 vintage in the Northern Rhône so I was very keen to try this entry lev...
by IlkkaL
April 23rd, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A mixed bag of Pinot Gris (Zind-Humbrecht, Trimbach, Dönnhoff, Ziereisen etc.)
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: TN: A mixed bag of Pinot Gris (Zind-Humbrecht, Trimbach, Dönnhoff, Ziereisen etc.)

A majestic post and after reading it all the way through from start to finish I feel like I have earned myself a glass of wine. [cheers.gif]
by IlkkaL
April 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alain Voge Côtes du Rhône Les Peyrouses
Replies: 7
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Re: TN: 2016 Alain Voge Côtes du Rhône Les Peyrouses

Glad to hear this note -- I have some of the Chailles and VV from 2014, and got a bit scared reading some of the hate on here... sounds like I may be ok. I also got the 2014 Chailles. Based on what I’ve had I’m not too worried. Also Clusel-Roch gets some hate here but I just can’t understand what t...

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