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by IlkkaL
May 5th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

I think of these as usually pretty classic and restrained. Makes sense that it isn't overblown in 2018. Having not tasted other vintages of this wine it is all speculation but I can see a classically style wine like this really benefiting from a warmer vintage. I guess I need a grab a bottle or two...
by IlkkaL
May 5th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 2
Views: 251

TN: 2018 Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Last week I had the 2016 Bourgogne from David Duband which was pretty but lean and restrained. This is veeeery different - I suppose more than anything due to the vintage - but is likewise a fantastic value and a downright delicious wine. I’m a bit scared of the vintage but this bottle encourages me...
by IlkkaL
May 4th, 2021, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Benoit Lahaye Brut Nature NV
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: TN- Benoit Lahaye Brut Nature NV

I love this. A few months ago we had a dinner at a local Michelin-starred joint with a strong Champagne list and following bottles from Selosse, Prévost and Charles Dufour this was by far the most "classic" champagne of the evening, funny enough, and just extremely solid. Probably a good g...
by IlkkaL
May 4th, 2021, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve DG 9/14
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve DG 9/14

No doubt, Vilmart produces some seriously structured wines that really benefit from cellaring, even at this "lowly" level.
by IlkkaL
May 2nd, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of great wines (Gonon, Métras, Montevertine, PGC, Pavelot, Burgaud, Belluard, etc.) in great company
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: TN: Lots of great wines (Gonon, Métras, Montevertine, PGC, Pavelot, Burgaud, Belluard, etc.) in great company

While he's exaggerating the price big time the answer to your question is, without question, yes and what were you thinking not to do so? I really can’t say. But to my defense I did buy also some cheap Clape CdR, Foillard Corcelette and Cotat Monts Damnés! In that case we can cut the number of Hail...
by IlkkaL
May 2nd, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of great wines (Gonon, Métras, Montevertine, PGC, Pavelot, Burgaud, Belluard, etc.) in great company
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: TN: Lots of great wines (Gonon, Métras, Montevertine, PGC, Pavelot, Burgaud, Belluard, etc.) in great company

Market value now around 1000USD? Practically unobtainium, Really?? The bottle at this tasting was mine, bought for 15 € in a restaurant in Béziers in 2018. They had a few other bottlings too, priced similarly, I suppose I should have bought them all? [snort.gif] While he's exaggerating the price bi...
by IlkkaL
May 2nd, 2021, 1:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of great wines (Gonon, Métras, Montevertine, PGC, Pavelot, Burgaud, Belluard, etc.) in great company
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: TN: Lots of great wines (Gonon, Métras, Montevertine, PGC, Pavelot, Burgaud, Belluard, etc.) in great company

Markus S wrote: May 1st, 2021, 3:33 pm Market value now around 1000USD? Practically unobtainium,
Really?? The bottle at this tasting was mine, bought for 15 € in a restaurant in Béziers in 2018. They had a few other bottlings too, priced similarly, I suppose I should have bought them all? [snort.gif]
by IlkkaL
April 28th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 David Duband Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 0
Views: 178

TN: 2016 David Duband Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Wow, isn’t this the most perfect cheap midweek Burgundy? Slightly chilled I wondered whether it was a bit too minimalistic or timid but as it warmed up it grew in power and grip very nicely. Some might find this too simplistic or restrained. For me it brings a lot of joy and I simply could not ask a...
by IlkkaL
April 23rd, 2021, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Agreed. That's an eternal quest isn't it, searching for basic Bourgognes (or any other entry level wines) that overachieve. I'm intrigued now with the Boisson-Vadot, but unfortunately there is only one bottle available on W-S in the US - a 2014 at $86 plus fees at auction. $100 BBs aren't on my rad...
by IlkkaL
April 23rd, 2021, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Yes, at $30 I would be inclined to buy few more to stash away for a bit. Like you I'm being selective with the 2018 Bourg Blancs b/c of the general vintage character and actually find myself backfilling primarily with 2016s and 2017s, which I've found suit my palate -- at least the handful or so pr...
by IlkkaL
April 22nd, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Can’t answer your question about any stylistic difference between A & P, but FWIW the retailer I bought both wines from said Pierre’s 2018 was showing more at this early stage than Anne’s. Haven’t tried Pierre’s yet, but my impression of Anne’s 2018 from a couple weeks ago is pretty much in lin...
by IlkkaL
April 21st, 2021, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

TN: 2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I don’t know about others here but the ”solar” 2018 vintage has got me worried and as such I am very hesitant with my purchases. That said when you have really enjoyed a wine in the past and the price is attractive you have to be open minded (I think). I can’t claim to fully understand the complexit...
by IlkkaL
April 17th, 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 0
Views: 249

TN: 2005 Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Whenever there is not a pandemic going on I enjoy nothing more than touring around France, raiding random small wine shops. In 2019 I stumbled upon a pretty unremarkable shop next to a parking area just outside of the Colmar city center. I glanced quickly through the shelves and was pretty much read...
by IlkkaL
April 17th, 2021, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tschida Himmel auf Erden, Cogno Vigna Elena
Replies: 1
Views: 273

TN: Tschida Himmel auf Erden, Cogno Vigna Elena

I got together yesterday with Otto to try a couple of wines of some geeky interest. His more detailed and lengthy notes will surely follow. Tschida has quickly become a popular name in the natural wine circles and as such the demand for the wines is on the rise. This was (obviously) the white wine ...
by IlkkaL
April 13th, 2021, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1282

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

Not sure what the pricing is in the US but I purchased this 2015 quite recently at retail for 19€, hard to complain.
by IlkkaL
April 11th, 2021, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1282

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

I am unfortunately not on the region’s pulse these days at all due to my constant need of wanting to try new things (and general focus on French wines) but I can’t remember experiencing the same kinds of problems with Chianti yet that I’ve had with hot vintage Bojos and Rhône Syrahs. I'm drinking m...
by IlkkaL
April 11th, 2021, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1282

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

It’s funny, Ilkka - Chianti may be the wine that we drink most often in our house (at least, Sangiovese would be the grape we drink most often) and I would argue that with the 2015 and 2016 vintages the wines have never been better. I do think Otto is right in that Chianti, like many regions, is cl...
by IlkkaL
April 11th, 2021, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1282

Re: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

Had the '11 version of this a few months ago at a restaurant, and it was showing really nicely! No doubt, despite the moderate price this seems like a pretty serious expression of CC. That's weird, when I was younger I didn't care for CC -- finding it too thin, tart, wan. Now modern Chianti is some...
by IlkkaL
April 10th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico
Replies: 32
Views: 1282

TN: 2015 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico

As I grow older I tend to only get more critical of Chianti Classico, one of my first loves in wine. The main pet peeve is obviously the use of French varities that seems to stain the wine very easily. Another one is excessive use of oak as Sangiovese just does not seem to like new wood. This wine i...
by IlkkaL
April 9th, 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 607

TN: NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)

I’ve had this favorite of many here so many moons ago that as far as wine drinking goes I am not even the same person anymore. I had fairly high expectations but was not disappointed. There is such a wide range of rosé styles out there that I don’t know if I can necessarily call it ”grower-esque” bu...
by IlkkaL
April 8th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2213

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

Phil T r o t t e r wrote: April 8th, 2021, 8:40 am Any thoughts on Tardieu-Laurent? I've seen it come in around here almost every vintage for the last few years but for some reason I've never tried any.
No experience as I’ve understood that it is a négociant operation producing modern-styled wines. Would love to hear otherwise, though.
by IlkkaL
April 7th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2213

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

I am also a fan of how the 05 Tempier is drinking these days... Given the price increases in Bandol, one estate which still seems to be a bargain is the Bastide Blanche. I've not had this wine yet, any thoughts on it? I have yet to try it either, although I should seek some out. Asimov provided a l...
by IlkkaL
April 6th, 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2213

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

Ilkka, I opened the 2009 Tempier last year in December alongside a 2010 Pibarnon - the Tempier was absolutely gorgeous. The 2010 Pibarnon showed a bit overly bretty and was quite overshadowed by the generosity of the 2009 Tempier. I think the 2009 will be quite long-lived, with another 5 years of e...
by IlkkaL
April 5th, 2021, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2213

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

Ilkka, the Tempier 2017 is finally hitting the shelves tonight over here. Have you tried it by chance? No way, went straight to the cellar. If one wants to drink their Bandol young I think there are other wines that are better suited for that. The most recent Tempier I’ve tried was the 2015 in 2019...
by IlkkaL
April 5th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilles/Domaine Barge Côte-Rôtie's
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Gilles/Domaine Barge Côte-Rôtie's

Côte Brune is a very nice, muscular and ageworthy expression of Côte-Rôtie (just bought the 2016). Overall I like this producer - not showy but good quality wines that are not overpriced.
by IlkkaL
April 5th, 2021, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Reds for Easter (Cerbaiona, Cantalupo, Arena, Burlotto)
Replies: 1
Views: 281

TN: Reds for Easter (Cerbaiona, Cantalupo, Arena, Burlotto)

Easter this year got off to a great start with the Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino. I had not tasted anything from this producer before but the price level had me expecting something nice and the wine exceeded all expectations. Just a fantastic style for RdM, all finesse with great drinkability. A top...
by IlkkaL
March 31st, 2021, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Savory Syrah
Replies: 69
Views: 3527

Re: Recommendations for Savory Syrah

You have to be pretty careful with the vintages of late in the Northern Rhône to be sure to get the kind of expression you are describing. I would look for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 and go for more traditionally styled producers in Crozes/St. Joseph/Cornas/Côte Rôtie. I suppose the following could b...
by IlkkaL
March 28th, 2021, 1:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Doquet and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: TNs: Doquet and Selbach-Oster

I love the wines that Pascal Doquet makes and the Horizon is a really great example of the Cote de Perthois. It is like bottled sunshine. Not as intense as the classic Grand Crus of the Cote des Blancs, but still mineral - just in a slightly richer/more textured, and creamier way. 2017 was a rough ...
by IlkkaL
March 27th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4536

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Interesting they are for sure, thanks! Surprising to hear about the oak on the JL Jamet. I haven't bought the 2016 (yet) but did buy the 2015, yet to try it though. Just want to point out that i think it is a very good wine and I think it will become amazing down the line. Sure thing, no misunderst...
by IlkkaL
March 27th, 2021, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Doquet and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: TNs: Doquet and Selbach-Oster

Another data point on the Doquet Horizon from yesterday, this time 50% 2017-50% 2012-16 reserve wine. Enjoyed it well enough but felt like it was less focused and driven than before - well no wonder considering the blend of my previous bottle (OP)! NV Pascal Doquet Champagne Blanc de Blancs Horizon ...
by IlkkaL
March 27th, 2021, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4536

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

A had a few Northern Rhone wines over the last weeks, so makes sense to add notes here. Matthieu Barret, Cornas, Brise Cailloux, 2015: Behind a red fruited elegance there is some black currants and blackberries. There are many of the famous Syrah markers, like pepper, olives, meat and dried flowers...
by IlkkaL
March 20th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 0
Views: 307

TN: 2003 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Shocking news, I know. While I’ve had some pleasant 2003s with the most successful ones being German Rieslings I guess it is safe to say at this point that one is better off avoiding this vintage no matter how attractive the pricing. I paid 30€ in a shop in Turin a few years back which is obviously ...
by IlkkaL
March 20th, 2021, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 31
Views: 2557

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

Tempier Blanc > Rosé! I've had it only once and it wasn't particularly thrilling, because it was 2019 tasted last summer - rarely any Bandol performs particularly well that young. Especially knowing how remarkably well many Bandol whites can age! So I'm still waiting for the invitation to come over...
by IlkkaL
March 20th, 2021, 2:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 31
Views: 2557

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

And I'm with you that I really don't share the larger enthusiasm for Tempier Rosé and Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo. I do love the rosés of Bandol, but I really don't find anything special in the Tempier bottling that would make it stand out among all the other Bandol rosés and thus in my books really isn'...
by IlkkaL
March 20th, 2021, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Lilbert-Fils Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: TN: NV Lilbert-Fils Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

Great note! These wines are so delicious and they age well too. Now you need to go try a vintage wine from Lilbert. They have more precision, intensity, and structure vs. the NV wines and also age at a glacial pace. champagne.gif Thanks for the guidance! I only got this and Perle now but I’ll get t...
by IlkkaL
March 19th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Lilbert-Fils Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Replies: 4
Views: 370

TN: NV Lilbert-Fils Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

When Brad Baker named Lilbert as one of his top-6 growers here I suddenly felt a need to somehow get some of these bottles in my hands. Having never seen any at retail I did not expect it to be that easy but sometimes life surprises you and quite soon a courier delivered 36 bottles for me and a few ...
by IlkkaL
March 19th, 2021, 2:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 31
Views: 2557

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

Very interesting tasting Melvin, thanks for sharing! The L’Anglore (and LdH Rosado) prices are steep indeed, I paid 30€ for the 2016 Tavel which was fine but just skipped the 2019 at 49€.
by IlkkaL
March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High QPR Nebbiolo?
Replies: 59
Views: 3892

Re: High QPR Nebbiolo?

Langhe Nebbiolos from Vajra, Elio Sandri and Cavallotto come to mind first. Not sure about USD but all are comfortably below 25€.
by IlkkaL
March 18th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Nice note - you are helping me vicariously imagine the tasting of this wine! I enjoy the various expressions of Chenin Blanc but I think the type of wine you describe is my favorite with the balanced tension and vivacity of ripe fruit (and perhaps a tiny bit of residual sugar) with acid and various...
by IlkkaL
March 18th, 2021, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 16257
Views: 859050

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Jean Foillard - Morgon 2019 Château Thivin - Brouilly Reverdon 2019 Louis Claude Desvignes - Morgon Montpelain 2019 Jean Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2019 Jean Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume 2019 Jean Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 201...
by IlkkaL
March 18th, 2021, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Thanks for the note Ilkka, definitely echo the others regarding the value of your notes! Have also enjoyed the Pinons that I have tried, not usually a fan of off-dry wines like these but they retain good energy. Indeed apparently Pinon classifies this as demi-sec and according to their website the ...
by IlkkaL
March 18th, 2021, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

I, too, am a fan of, and very much appreciate your notes/writing style. Thank you. That said, here's my note from nearly a year ago, fwiw. Happy to have a few more in the cellar. "PnP, served non-blind over 3 hours. Medium straw color, bright, and clear. Not the woolen version of Chenin Blanc,...
by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 11:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Nice note - you are helping me vicariously imagine the tasting of this wine! I enjoy the various expressions of Chenin Blanc but I think the type of wine you describe is my favorite with the balanced tension and vivacity of ripe fruit (and perhaps a tiny bit of residual sugar) with acid and various...
by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Tvrtko C. wrote: March 17th, 2021, 2:58 pm I like your TNs very much. Always no-nonsense, succinctly eloquent, essential and well-rounded. Bravo!
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by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2213

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

No way, went straight to the cellar. If one wants to drink their Bandol young I think there are other wines that are better suited for that. The most recent Tempier I’ve tried was the 2015 in 2019 and it was just way too ripe and all fruit to appeal to me yet. I am contemplating on opening the 2009...
by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 48
Views: 2213

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Tempier - Bandol (France, Provence, Bandol)

Thanks for the note, sounds awesome. Fortunately the prices have not moved much in France and as such it remains quite affordable. I buy this bottling every year and just got some of the 2019 Blanc which I think is a lovely wine too. Ilkka, the Tempier 2017 is finally hitting the shelves tonight ov...
by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 17
Views: 605

TN: 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

My first François Pinon wine and can’t say it’s a bad start. Just a treat aromatically and so easy to enjoy. Then I check on CT what I paid for this a few years ago and all I can do is shake my head...13.85€??? The early contender for QPR of the year is here. 2015 François Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir -...
by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 1:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent
Replies: 8
Views: 359

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

Very cool. I have a single bottle of the 2010 left and was wondering when to open. I suppose it would likely be good to go now as well?
by IlkkaL
March 17th, 2021, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Gilbert Picq & ses Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: TN: 2014 Gilbert Picq & ses Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin

A fairly recent note on CT said ”drink up” so I chose this instead of the other 2014s in my cellar. My bottle had a pretty perfect provenance so that might play a role but this was quite youthful overall still. I suppose it saw only steel as I could not pick up any notes whatsoever that might indic...

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