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by Soren R Nielsen
January 28th, 2018, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1978 Chateau De La Tour, Clos Vougeot
Replies: 10
Views: 586

TN: 1978 Chateau De La Tour, Clos Vougeot

This vintage, 1978, is from era when they(Labet & Déchelette) bottled the all grapes from the plots as one cuvee. I bought this from a private collector from France, some months ago, -and yesterday, I couldn't resist drinking it! Top fill, -moist cork almost broke in two a, but all come out nicely. ...
by Soren R Nielsen
January 17th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best corkscrew?
Replies: 81
Views: 4417

Best corkscrew?

Love this one - great foil cutter. If you don't like it you're only down $9. Very durable, although this would be a day-to-day use thing as the only problem I've had is with much older corks. Even then, you just need to be careful. Black Boomerang Corkscrew with No Blade" Foil Cutter" by HomeAndWin...
by Soren R Nielsen
January 15th, 2018, 12:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since we are picking on critics' grade-inflation, what wines have you scored 100 or "perfect"?
Replies: 104
Views: 3691

Since we are picking on critics' grade-inflation, what wines have you scored 100 or "perfect"?

For me, the 100 pts / 100% perfect, is a hard score to call.. How do I know it's a perfect bottle ? There could easily be even better bottles than the ones I score, in top. I just haven't tasted them yet. -Therefore I always leave out the 100 pts. It's the theoretical boundary, that can't be crossed...
by Soren R Nielsen
January 5th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1789 Margaux for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 2549

1789 Margaux for sale

Updating, auction-sale of the miserable 1865 Lafite.

The sad colored 1865 Lafite, offered at the Bruun-Rasmussen auctions, has just been withdrawn !

-The reason unknown.

Regards, Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
January 2nd, 2018, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best corkscrew?
Replies: 81
Views: 4417

Best corkscrew?

I have, as a wine-geek, a lot of bottle-openers. Some, even expensive ones, have failed, or broke! High-tech, and plastic parts, are "doomed" to fail. I especially hate when a famous designer-house (George Jensen, Bodum etc.) tries to make a fancy/modern corkscrew, and it breaks after a few pulls. I...
by Soren R Nielsen
January 1st, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1986 Haut Brion
Replies: 3
Views: 310

TN 1986 Haut Brion

Hi Drew.
If pencil lead and graphite is the same as pencil-shavings/cedar-wood, then yes, but only very discreet.
The 86 was more dominated by dark berry juice, and unlit havanas.
-Not like in Latours, and the better Pauillacs, where I love, and expect, the cedar flavors/aromas.
by Soren R Nielsen
January 1st, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1789 Margaux for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 2549

1789 Margaux for sale

In 2016 some rare bottles was discovered in Averys cellars. The rare vintage 1897 Lafite was among them. On the label it says "Appellation Pauillac Controlee" (AOC starts in 1936). I can't imagine these bottles are fakes.. and If you Google old Lafites, this is actually quite common. -But I'm also n...
by Soren R Nielsen
January 1st, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1789 Margaux for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 2549

1789 Margaux for sale

I'm not defending the miserable looking 1865 bottle, but as Alan mentions, the stored bottles are always unlabeled, and if the bottle was a very late release, it would be fitted with a moden label, -new owners name, -and even the Appellation Pauillac Controlee. Sometimes the chateau-documents can at...
by Soren R Nielsen
January 1st, 2018, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1986 Haut Brion
Replies: 3
Views: 310

TN 1986 Haut Brion

When I got serious about fine wine, some 25 years ago, I still "blame" the 1986 Haut Brion for getting me there. It's still one of my favorite Bordeaux'. I've had several perfect bottles, and also several flawed(undrinkable) examples(cork leakers, and TCA). 86 HB is a kind of gamble in my experience...
by Soren R Nielsen
December 31st, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Second Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Favorite Second Wines

Leoville Las Cases' second wine "Clos du Marquis". Especially the 1986, 1996 and 2000, are very good, and I only have good things to say about them. They are not the Grand Vin, but close! -And they only cost a fraction of the big brother. -They are early drinkable(evolved), while the same LLCs still...
by Soren R Nielsen
December 30th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Be careful with weak vintages, they could surprise you !
Replies: 39
Views: 2329

Be careful with weak vintages, they could surprise you !

The two best weak-vintage bottles that pops up when thinking back, are the 1992 Petrus, and the 1984 Margaux. I'm not a regular Petrus drinker, but this 1992 I bought from a friend, that had some some issues when moving his collection back in 2002. Many of the cold bottles was taken from cold cabine...
by Soren R Nielsen
December 28th, 2017, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A 2017 Observation About 1980s Vintage Bordeaux
Replies: 211
Views: 5665

A 2017 Observation About 1980s Vintage Bordeaux

My wine of the 70's decade, is/was the 1970 Ch. Latour. -Enjoyed some 20 years ago. -So good, that I raced to find an other bottle.(-and I found one.) Definitely not a "thin" wine! I overall prefer the 80's to the 70's regarding the Bordeaux. -But it's only based on my personal "luck" with these two...
by Soren R Nielsen
December 26th, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two aged bottles for X-mas
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Two aged bottles for X-mas

Thanks for all the nice comments. Alfert, I still haven't had a drinkable 1934 Bordeaux ! -But I have this "oldie" cellared, and will open it when my father turns 84. -Hopefully it will perform like your 1934 Haut Bailly. -A friend and I, got the 1934 Latours from a special private sale(Systembolage...
by Soren R Nielsen
December 25th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two aged bottles for X-mas
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Two aged bottles for X-mas

My parents are born in 1934(f) and 1937(m), and they are still going strong! I therefore try to find these vintages, and share with them, -when the great homemade food is on the table. This (Dec. 24 in Denmark) Christmas-dinner, my mom served the full roasted duck-dinner(100/100 points!). And I open...
by Soren R Nielsen
November 17th, 2017, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1294782

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

That's good news. And about time some of these fraudsters get caught. Too bad the buyers have to do the footwork (Buying the bottles, then alert the chateau, and then hopefully, the chateau will go to the police.) I wonder if the sad buyers will get their money back? Very fishy Petrus are still for ...
by Soren R Nielsen
October 18th, 2017, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Romanee-Conti
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

1978 Romanee-Conti

Herwig, the 1966 is fitted with the "Mise du Domaine". -They changed the capsules after 1974 vintage.
Your pics. sounds correct.
by Soren R Nielsen
October 17th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Romanee-Conti
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

1978 Romanee-Conti

Hi Mike. The answers from the Domaine, are not any good. They actually just say they are not sure. The capsule is not nice. DRC changed to designated caps from 1975 vintage. It's hard to imagine DRC running out of new caps, and then use old-stock caps for the last 2000 bottles of 1978 RC (serial num...
by Soren R Nielsen
September 6th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1294782

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

The three bottles of red, all look nasty.
Capsules, label-colors, glas-colors.. True fishy.
Imagine what a closer inspection would reveal?
by Soren R Nielsen
August 3rd, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeff Leve's web site
Replies: 76
Views: 4876

Jeff Leve's web site

Thank You Jeff, for my favorite internet wine fact-source. Especially regarding the history of the producers. I use it a lot, and so does my friends. -Everyone has their own taste. I do not like exactly the same wines, but that's just fine. Imagine if everybody had the same preferences.. Chasing the...
by Soren R Nielsen
May 30th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massive collection of 1945 first growths at French auction
Replies: 25
Views: 3601

Massive collection of 1945 first growths at French auction

Att. Aymeric. Regarding lot 127 : 1967 Romaneé Conti. -The capsule type is from 1976 (or younger), with dedicated vinyard name printed. -The main label is the old type 1974 (and older), without accent aigu in "PROPRIETAIRE". If this label should match the new capsule, -then the accent aigu should al...
by Soren R Nielsen
May 30th, 2017, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massive collection of 1945 first growths at French auction
Replies: 25
Views: 3601

Massive collection of 1945 first growths at French auction

Regarding lot 127, 1bt. 1967 Romanee Conti. As Eric noted, this bottle needs further explanations. The capsule on this bottle is of a newer type, printed with dedicated vinyard names ("Romanee Conti"). This capsule type is used after the 1975 vintage. -So, unless this is an official late released bo...
by Soren R Nielsen
May 24th, 2017, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vintage
Replies: 200
Views: 16310

Bordeaux 2016 vintage

In Denmark the following seems to be sold out:
Cos, Montrose, Hosanna, Pensées de Lafleur.

And the Pavie/Angelus are available @ $480 all tax incl. (Not My style anyway...)

The Euro/Dollar ratio has shifted some the last couple of months. Is this affecting current prices in US ?

-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
May 24th, 2017, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 2000 Talbot
Replies: 12
Views: 530

TN : 2000 Talbot

Neal, them 2000s scare Me too! It's the biggest/widest Bordeaux vintage in My cellar. Almost all bought EP. I'm just beginning now, to check in on some of the "lighter" stuff. The "heavies": Lynch B, Pontet C, Leovilles, and upwards in rank, hopefully will be balanced in time, but most of them seem ...
by Soren R Nielsen
May 24th, 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 2000 Talbot
Replies: 12
Views: 530

TN : 2000 Talbot

After an unusual cold start of May (night frost until 14 days ago!), it was time for the first outdoor grill dinner. The 2000 Talbot, kept since EP, showed great. Secondary aromas and flavors mixing fine with the fresh fruit. Very fine balance between acidity, tannins and fruit. I was affraid it was...
by Soren R Nielsen
May 6th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tone-Loc Would Love this Wine: 1986 Chateau Sociando Mallet
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Tone-Loc Would Love this Wine: 1986 Chateau Sociando Mallet

Nice one Alfert.
'86 left banks are solid made. The rich dark color is often seen here. (Great pic.)
I started backfilling them in the nineties, when the potential was obvious, and the prices still fair.
The Duhart-Milon is also in fine shape today.

-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
May 6th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A new concept “the case of the low levels” and a fantastic lunch
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

A new concept “the case of the low levels” and a fantastic lunch

Thank You François, for another wonderful post. First of all, I never drink a wine before having begun to eat a piece of the dish associated with the wine. In my dinners, wine is always served after the dish is served, - I agree about the combination of food and wine. It's very(or even most) importa...
by Soren R Nielsen
May 5th, 2017, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12025
Views: 448854

What bottle of wine did you open today?

1989 Virely-Rougeot, Clos d l'Ermitage St. Desiré, Monopole, Beaune.
Fully mature, light red rusty color, pink watery rim.
Aromas and flavors as expected, -light, simple and elegant. And a nice note of licorice at finish.
Well balanced and easy to drink.
1989 V-R clos de l'Ermitage.jpg
by Soren R Nielsen
April 30th, 2017, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Chassagne - a Tale of two Quail
Replies: 4
Views: 540

2005 Chassagne - a Tale of two Quail

Hi Dan.
From another forum, I got this explanation: "Caille" is an old French word for stone ("Caillou") wich we can find in the sub-soil of this particular vinyard of Chassagne".

Kind regards, Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 28th, 2017, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1294782

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Hi Chris. If You look closer at the bottom of the labels, there are some extra lines, stating this reconditioning is done (later releases?) at the chateau. The A. Rousseaus, lot 288, 293, looks like two of the 2002 prints are not centered at all. The bottles I own, have the vintage 2002 centered exa...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 23rd, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Hanging out in Indy (81 Monte Bello, 85 Verset, 90 Angelus, 01 Dujac Beaumonts, etc.)

Thank You for fine notes. -And I like Your 100pts definition : "-in my mind, it's a wine where you can't imagine any change that could make it better. " -Well said! I have also been hit by some cooked Maison Leroys. I guess they weren't treated as respectfully as the red caps in the 80s and 90s, whe...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 23rd, 2017, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asia trip sips and slurps. DRC, Krug, rouget, leflaive, rave
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Asia trip sips and slurps. DRC, Krug, rouget, leflaive, rave

Great notes on great wines. Thank You. 20y ago I got some '91 DRCs too (1RI, 2RSV, 1GE). One RSV and the GE was drunk (with food) in early '00s, both really amazing wines, with the GE as the better! And it sounds like they are still improving. I remember the ratings from RP and WS was 89pts and lowe...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 18th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: One good 2002 Bordeaux; and one that's not-as-good
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

TN: One good 2002 Bordeaux; and one that's not-as-good

The Mouton and Leoville B, are great '02 wines too. The Pontet Canet is not My taste. A tannic, dark experience. Here latest TN: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=134703&hilit=tn+%3A+2002+pontet+canet#p2151019 The Branaire sounds more open. I haven't tried it with age on. Thank...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 17th, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Surprised by a '75 Bordeaux (Monbousquet)
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Surprised by a '75 Bordeaux (Monbousquet)

Great note, great bottle and great pics.
(And great storage!)

Thanks for posting.
[cheers.gif]
Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 13th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there an American Eschezeaux
Replies: 54
Views: 3340

Is there an American Eschezeaux

Hi Matt. I have many different Echezeaux bottles in the cellar. Selected from the 84+ labels made today. Some are domaine, some are negociant bottlings. Some are very expensive, others are "low" priced. The quality is very different. It is difficult to find the true Echezeaux, to compare with pinot ...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 8th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASTERS...what ya drinkin?
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

MASTERS...what ya drinkin?

Andreas Oster, 2004 Eiswein, cold from the fridge. Close to midnight here, and this "energy drink" is perfect. [popcorn.gif]

-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 8th, 2017, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orlando Berserker Night w/Jamet, La La, Rougeard, '65 Colares and other Goodies
Replies: 48
Views: 1854

Orlando Berserker Night w/Jamet, La La, Rougeard, '65 Colares and other Goodies

Help me out....everyone is spelling Collares with one 'L', even Levenberg did it in his published article. What am I missing here? Two ways to spell it, at least. The official seal spells it Colares, the Da Silva label uses the (older?) Collares. (On the same bottle.) 1965 Da Silva Collares.jpg -Sø...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 7th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orlando Berserker Night w/Jamet, La La, Rougeard, '65 Colares and other Goodies
Replies: 48
Views: 1854

Orlando Berserker Night w/Jamet, La La, Rougeard, '65 Colares and other Goodies

Great notes and pics.
Very pleased to hear the '65 Colares was singing. It almost sounds like it needs more time.

Regards, Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 6th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13670
Views: 666766

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1996 Louis Max, Bourgogne, "Grande Rue". 1996 Louis Max, Mercurey, "Clos La Marche" Monopole, Village. 1996 Albert Bichot, Volnay, Tastevinage, Village. 1989 B. Virely- Rougeot, Beaune "Clos de l'Ermitage" Monopole, Village. 2004 A. Oster, Eiswein, Rheinhessen. Lots of wine, for little money. [cheer...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 6th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with d'Yquem
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Help with d'Yquem

Hi Matt, and welcome.
To attach pics, You just need to post some more, -and the option unlocks.
Regarding the colors, here from the Yquem website, with colors related to vintages.
http://yquem.fr/int-en/millesimes/yquem

Your dark bottle seems a little darker than I remember it.


Regards, Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 5th, 2017, 2:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961 Ch Lagrange
Replies: 2
Views: 236

1961 Ch Lagrange

Thanks for posting.
-Yes, I would buy as many as I could for $70/btl.
The fill on the photo looks a little low though.

Maybe the other bottle will taste different. Looking forward to the next note.
[cheers.gif]
-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 2nd, 2017, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Blending Sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

The Blending Sessions

Thanks for posting.
Fine experiments, esp. the window-bottle.

-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
April 1st, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with a DRC from mid-sixties wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Help with a DRC from mid-sixties wanted.

Hi David. The bottle has some minor issues, such as clear signs of leaking (sticky capsule top), combined with low fill(7-8cm). No back label, only a German standard slip label saying French product. It's probably genuine, but not nice. -It's at auction, and bids are €260, 22 hours left, 5 bidders. ...
by Soren R Nielsen
April 1st, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with a DRC from mid-sixties wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Help with a DRC from mid-sixties wanted.

Hi Mel. Great infos on these marks. The reason I posted, was the mark on the 65 La Tache looked similar to the mark on late sixties Jadots. (Except for the position of the little dot, orbiting the mark.) I read SG as You say, also on this 69 Louis Jadot: 1969 Jadot Month 4.jpg DRC SAV -Saver glass! ...
by Soren R Nielsen
March 31st, 2017, 1:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Wines (Long, probably boring, but with prices and pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Paris Wines (Long, probably boring, but with prices and pics)

Thank You for nice read.
And great wine recommendations.
[cheers.gif]
-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
March 29th, 2017, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Authentication Team
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Authentication Team

Hi Tyler. Here a link to some Lambrays discussion , some months ago. http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=136815&hilit=lambray#p2192524 The capsule on the KL bottle, could need some more examination. Especially when comparing the minty look, to the damaged/degraded label. Some deg...
by Soren R Nielsen
March 29th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long have I been asleep? Since when did a Lalande de Pomerol cost $350?
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

How long have I been asleep? Since when did a Lalande de Pomerol cost $350?

2000: RP 99p.
-Low production, and the debut vintage at the same time!
Never seen a Le plus bottle, only photos.
A "true collectors must have", and here it's easy to make the complete vertical. [wink.gif]

Too rich for Me, and Bouard is not My style.
(But I'll try it, if offered a sample.)

-Søren.
by Soren R Nielsen
March 29th, 2017, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with a DRC from mid-sixties wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Help with a DRC from mid-sixties wanted.

I'm looking at an old DRC from My birth year, 1965. The private seller has provided Me with plenty sharp pictures. The fill is LOW, but color is red, and appears rather clear. It all looks genuine, but I still need a reference bottle, to check the punt-mark. I only have bottles from the seventies an...
by Soren R Nielsen
March 27th, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthyear/Birthday wine - 1971 Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Birthyear/Birthday wine - 1971 Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon

A French collector bought (6 years ago) a large part of very rare wines, from a now closed restaurant in Reims. He's selling some bottles, but He knows the value..€500 for this Margaux!
by Soren R Nielsen
March 27th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthyear/Birthday wine - 1971 Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Birthyear/Birthday wine - 1971 Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon

Todd, the '71 burgs (on all levels) can also be really fine, even today.

Alfert, have You seen this 1963-4-5 mixed bottling before ?
It's pretty rare and a little expensive.
Non millesime Margaux 63-64-65.jpg
.
If there is enough '64 in the mix, and just a little '65, it could work as a B-day wine.
by Soren R Nielsen
March 27th, 2017, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthyear/Birthday wine - 1971 Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Birthyear/Birthday wine - 1971 Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon

Happy Birthday.

I see right through Your biased note, and think I would really enjoy that "old" wine. neener

As a '65er, I never expect to find French wine still working. But I look for them anyway.

Best regards,
-Søren.

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