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by P.Sunesen
August 29th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle

Gerhard, my take is merely the abbreviated edition, my point is that nothing remotely great was produced between 1990/91 and 2009. But you're certainly right that the trio of '98, '99 and '00 probably takes the cake in poor performance. The 2003 is IMO not only handicapped by the nature of the vinta...
by P.Sunesen
August 28th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle

Yes, the 1991 was in a different league. The mediocre period for La Chapelle unfortunately encompasses the mid- and late nineties lasting up to (but not including) 2009.
by P.Sunesen
August 28th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 2287

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 4:48 am
Oak mostly on the whites. But, like the Cambia wines they are, very ripe with tannins polished until they shine.


It's Cambie, and he's not connected to Clos du Caillou.
by P.Sunesen
April 8th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Night I Gave Out My First Perfect Score(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: TN: The Night I Gave Out My First Perfect Score(s)

It is quite surprising (to me at least) that a 1964 Bordeaux would have no sediment in the bottle. Me too...maybe it was re-corked/bottled at the winery? When recorking the wine isn't decanted, but merely topped up with a (routinely) much more recent vintage, and is given a brand new cork. The amou...
by P.Sunesen
December 9th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 33
Views: 2175

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

I'm with Lee here, the Bordeaux is the most versatile Zalto glass, even though I use the Universal quite a lot too.

Peter
by P.Sunesen
April 29th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Mouton Rothschild
Replies: 7
Views: 438

TN: 1985 Mouton Rothschild

I wish I would have doubled down on the '85's and was more selective on the '86's! My '85's are long gone and I loved every bottle! the '85 Mouton was one of my faves! Just starting to enjoy the '86's. This was a very early lessen on why not to follow the critics (RMP). .. Well, it was the opposite...
by P.Sunesen
January 28th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leve done me wrong (2004 Valandraud)
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Leve done me wrong (2004 Valandraud)

Leve's incessant cheerleading for premier cru and shouting down of anyone who said a bad word about them did a lot of people wrong. I don't recognize Jeff in this description in the slightest. "Shouting down?" No. He has his opinion, and he expresses it. He's entitled to do so and to disagree with ...
by P.Sunesen
November 27th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS
Replies: 129
Views: 9775

Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS

Thanks to everyone for the kind words! Certainly hoping to continue to post here . Anyone curious about my work will be able to have a look at some 60,000 words of commentary and tasting notes on the 2016 Burgundy vintage, which will be online with Decanter before the end of the year. Congratulatio...
by P.Sunesen
November 27th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA new reviewer announced
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

WA new reviewer announced

by P.Sunesen
November 27th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS
Replies: 129
Views: 9775

Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS

Latest news: Another Brit, William Kelly will be his successor for Burgundy et al, albeit not for Bordeaux, which will be covered by Lisa Perotti Brown. I'm personally particularly excited by the former choice, as I hold William K. in high esteem both as a reviewer and as a writer [cheers.gif] Peter
by P.Sunesen
October 21st, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...
Replies: 101
Views: 5832

New Wine Advocate Service - Wine Benchmarking...

For what it's worth, my comment at Mark Squires has elicited zero comments. Maybe this "service" will die a quiet death . Monica Larner responded this way a few hours ago: "I have a voice and will use it, especially as I am also a proud member of Lisa's crew. I have no idea what this service is or ...
by P.Sunesen
September 14th, 2017, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1203
Views: 56379

It's critic bingo! Beams of tannins, delineation, salinity and graphite all at once!

Yes, that note has quite a different vocabulary. One reason why I like Neal's notes - and articles - infinitely more than, say, Galloni's, is the lack of overt repetitiveness, and the presence of originality and humour. One gets the feeling that he's more a true writer/author than merely a salivatin...
by P.Sunesen
September 12th, 2017, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 1967 Chateau Pichon Lalande
Replies: 8
Views: 615

TNR: 1967 Chateau Pichon Lalande

Never liked the vintage (quite lean and acidic, although not the worst from that decade), and I believe most have since long been in serious decline, and/or are now as dead as a skunk. The many positive many notes (even with outstanding ratings!) on CT don't reflect my impressions at all. And I once...
by P.Sunesen
August 1st, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeff Leve's web site
Replies: 76
Views: 5009

Jeff Leve's web site

Subu, I'm glad you did write your opinion on scoring, cause that gave Jeff an opportunity to (convincingly I should think) argue that there's really no need to be so religiously against scoring as, say, Hugh Johnson was when he first became aware of Robert Parker's 100-point scale. H.J. does, after ...
by P.Sunesen
July 19th, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JebDunnuck.com is now Live
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

JebDunnuck.com is now Live

Jeb - Will the reviews from the Rhone Report days be included? Hi Steve, Correct, all of the Rhone Report reviews have been pulled over into the new database. Congrats Jeb! I did find it interesting that in your Scoring explanation you mention that you feel individual notes with a score are helpful...
by P.Sunesen
July 17th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 clos st jean cdp
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

2005 clos st jean cdp

I never said that the influence was evil. And I never said the wine ceased to exist . I also have said numbers of times that I haven't tasted Vieux Donjon since at least 2007, so I make no claims about anything since then. Nor could the test conceivably be a fair one from your viewpoint since the l...
by P.Sunesen
July 17th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Ch. Vieux Donjon CdP Rouge
Replies: 46
Views: 1978

TN: 1998 Ch. Vieux Donjon CdP Rouge

The 90, 98 and 01 were all great wines, with lots to be said for the 94, 95, 99 and 00. Alas that domaine doesn't really exist anymore . Oh, yes, I heard that a restored Stuka flown by two old, deranged, but diehard nazis suddenly came out the blue throwing some heavy-hitters in the village as payb...
by P.Sunesen
July 17th, 2017, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 clos st jean cdp
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

2005 clos st jean cdp

No, Jonathan. That's not how it is. I don't ignore the obvious (that taste is a personal matter), but I just don't feel propelled to state it when there's always a Jonathan who will.... I merely mention the fact (that had NOT been addressed before my post) that a lot of people do get spoiled wine (p...
by P.Sunesen
July 16th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Replies: 632
Views: 49804

Burghound & the sexism discussion

Maureen pursues her own explicit and explicitly self-interested agenda single-mindedly and with sometimes loose regard for the facts , and then she imaginatively attributes an agenda to David B, a guy who from his extensive contributions to this site is all about substance and not at all about agen...
by P.Sunesen
July 16th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 clos st jean cdp
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

2005 clos st jean cdp

More on the heat damage issue. I have copied the following from a post I wrote on another wine board, answering someone who asked why he had encountered two different editions of Clos des Papes 2003. One was marvellous, the other undrinkable. "It happens all the time in all vintages (but is more not...
by P.Sunesen
July 16th, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 clos st jean cdp
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

2005 clos st jean cdp

The usual nonsense once again. Jay (and a few other participants in this thread) has it right though. The style of the wine is modern (for CdP), but not "pruny and vodka-like", something which one can be ascertained of by tasting these wines at the Domaine. The friendly and accomodating brothers Vin...
by P.Sunesen
July 3rd, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
Replies: 9
Views: 893

TN: 2003 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul

I've got a 2003 pegau inspiration lined up for a week on Saturday. Hopefully, not as brown/raisined ! Pegau rarely is, unless of course if its been damaged by (even brief) spells of heat, which unfortunately happens all the time. But don't blame the producer [swearing.gif] Good luck with your preci...
by P.Sunesen
July 3rd, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
Replies: 9
Views: 893

TN: 2003 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul

I drank up most of my bottles years ago, and liked them a lot. It was rich back then too, but not Banyuls-like. Lately it has become a brown-fruited misfit as quite a few other 2003 CdP's 2003 P. Usseglio Mon Aieul 04-27 2016 nB Medium deep (or lighter) with completely mature, almost brown edge. Pos...
by P.Sunesen
June 28th, 2017, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12513

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

Bob posted a very classy response on his website hoping Jeb has enormous success, and wishing him only the best. Quite a contrast to Lisa's reaction. Where on the website does it show?? It's on The Bulletin Board, the discussion forum. The official announcement of Joe Czerwinski, the new reviewer, ...
by P.Sunesen
June 20th, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fear of the 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

TN: Fear of the 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I did see a rather cheeky Parker re-review of the 03 recently and I thought of this thread: 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "While I've always loved the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape, it was extremely controversial in its youth due to its exuberance and ripeness. Yet today, with the wine at matu...
by P.Sunesen
June 8th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 4
Views: 169

TN: 2012 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape

This is a quite modern producer, Cambie-influenced ... and I think only existing for 10 years ... I´ve tasted several vintages (2007/09/10 ...) but only young, so I don´t know how it ages. The "Petite Pieds d´Armand" from old vines had two times problems with volatile acidity and post-fermentation ...
by P.Sunesen
June 2nd, 2017, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12513

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

Hi Doctor Moller, Who is Jeb Dunnock ? I know a guy named Jeb Dunnuck... Indeed Eric, I'm an avid birder, and it surely can't be the same species. Dunnock is a strictly Eurasian species (never been recorded as a transatlantic migrant). Though I've heard its nearctic relative in CdP, its call was qu...
by P.Sunesen
June 1st, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where is 2016 shaping up to be a top vintage?
Replies: 45
Views: 4029

Where is 2016 shaping up to be a top vintage?

Any reports on 2016 in Rioja? What about southern Italy? Northern Rhone ? As mentioned in post 3, the Northern Rhône didn't produce a multitude of legendary wines as in the previous year, but 2016 is definitely much better than the most dreary vintage of last decade, 2008. My hope is for something ...
by P.Sunesen
May 31st, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12513

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

But Ken, Neal is long gone there, and the thread was posted in February with 40 or more posts. So nothing "political" or censorship here.
Unless you need to paint it black....
by P.Sunesen
May 31st, 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website
Replies: 156
Views: 12513

Dunnuck leaving WA to launch own website

It'll be interesting to see if he will have the clout with local Rhone producers to rustle up the verticals he has been writing , which I've found quite interesting. I can understand participating in those if it was WA sponsored, but a single guy with a website seems dodgier. It might not be so unl...
by P.Sunesen
May 17th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Chateau Rayas - Chateauneuf du Pape red
Replies: 18
Views: 986

TN: 2001 Chateau Rayas - Chateauneuf du Pape red

Everything you write and do in relation to wine is spendid! Except for one tiny, little matter. Your photographs of the wine in the glass invariably are at a variance with your (always?) positive description of a vital, still living wine. Because you depict a murky, brownish, flat, yes DEAD wine , t...
by P.Sunesen
April 17th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Surprised by a '75 Bordeaux (Monbousquet)
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Surprised by a '75 Bordeaux (Monbousquet)

Lucky you! To find a 1975 claret that is more than just drinkable is difficult indeed (not that I'd encourage anybody to start searching), but the photo of the wine in the glass shows that you did find a true surviver. Its a relief to - for once - see a picture taken in daylight (or perhaps under ol...
by P.Sunesen
April 1st, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1955 Chateau Nenin - Pomerol
Replies: 19
Views: 879

TN: 1955 Chateau Nenin - Pomerol

Nice note as always, but - also as usual - terrible photo of the wine in glass. Murky and looking as dead as dead can be , these saving bulbs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) you have in your kitchen simply distorts the true colours grossly [swearing.gif] Please try next time to photograph under in...
by P.Sunesen
March 31st, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape- C.M-T
Replies: 8
Views: 588

TN: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape- C.M-T

I would argue that it is the lightbulbs you use in the kitchen, and not the reflection in your Riedel glasses, which make the difference. The apalingly low quality light you get from these savers, makes young wine look artificially purple, and beautifully ruby red, mature wines tend to look like coc...
by P.Sunesen
March 31st, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape- C.M-T
Replies: 8
Views: 588

TN: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape- C.M-T

Thanks for the nice note: always informative and well written.

But Nicos, please go and change those savers in your kitchen. The contents of your glass invariably looks like a mixture of coca cola, prune juice and muddy water(s).....

Peter
by P.Sunesen
March 17th, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Chateau Rayas
Replies: 4
Views: 539

2003 Chateau Rayas

Thanks for the excellent note. Agree that the 2005 is one, if not several notches above the 2003. On the other hand the latter is a point now (as most 2003 CdP are- that is those that aren't already OTH). Remember that 2003 was the first vintage where Emmanuel found the key to the secrets his uncle...
by P.Sunesen
March 17th, 2017, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Chateau Rayas
Replies: 4
Views: 539

2003 Chateau Rayas

Thanks for the excellent note. Agree that the 2005 is one, if not several notches above the 2003. On the other hand the latter is a point now (as most 2003 CdP are- that is those that aren't already OTH). Remember that 2003 was the first vintage where Emmanuel found the key to the secrets his uncle ...
by P.Sunesen
March 9th, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any insight into Southern Rhone?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Any insight into Southern Rhone?

Any thought on upcoming 2015 vintage? On the other board there were a few people that had pretty good insight into Southern Rhone wines . Since I left there I feel I might be missing out on a few gems, other than Clos de Papes, Pegau that I usually buy. Yes, I'm amazed of how much info one gets fro...
by P.Sunesen
March 3rd, 2017, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where is 2016 shaping up to be a top vintage?
Replies: 45
Views: 4029

Where is 2016 shaping up to be a top vintage?

Hi Hans and congratulations champagne.gif As you know I'm pretty fond of great CdP, so for me this appellation is a no brainer since they claim to have a truly legendary vintage in their cellars. Next month I'm going to taste the 2015's at the brilliant Printemps tastings where I usually get a chat ...
by P.Sunesen
February 26th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateauneuf 2007 is the 2nd best vintage of the last 20 years accoding to Cellartracker
Replies: 37
Views: 1904

Chateauneuf 2007 is the 2nd best vintage of the last 20 years accoding to Cellartracker

Today, I learned that the average of a bunch of random numbers random people put in a collection on the internet defines whether a vintage is good or not. And that is any less valid than your opinion how? I make no claim as to the validity of my own opinion, except for myself. I never have. Most ot...
by P.Sunesen
February 26th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateauneuf 2007 is the 2nd best vintage of the last 20 years accoding to Cellartracker
Replies: 37
Views: 1904

Chateauneuf 2007 is the 2nd best vintage of the last 20 years accoding to Cellartracker

Chris, I fully agree with your argument.

Option 2 is simply a lot more likely than the very contrived first one. Logical indeed.

Peter
by P.Sunesen
February 22nd, 2017, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Chateau Des Tours - VDP Vaucluse
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

2012 Chateau Des Tours - VDP Vaucluse

Is that so?
It wasn't released it until last year for sale at the Domaine, and it was not shipped to the Danish importer until last month........
by P.Sunesen
February 22nd, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Chateau Des Tours - VDP Vaucluse
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

2012 Chateau Des Tours - VDP Vaucluse

Hard to know (entirely up to Emmanuel), but as the 2009 was - at last - released last year, one should think that the 2010 was due next.
But when?

Peter
by P.Sunesen
February 16th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning what TCA tastes like.
Replies: 93
Views: 3502

Learning what TCA tastes like.

pileon To me, wet cardboard is the quintessence of TCA. It definitely is the classic descriptor. But as a learning aide, I'm not sure — if you just wet cardboard it doesn't have a smell , right? It is when it turns mildewy and gross that it develops that particular TCA aroma. I think wet, mildewy cl...
by P.Sunesen
February 11th, 2017, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 40
Views: 2444

TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

I don't like these wines anyway, but for me there's little use in a wine that is so delicate that one has to hand carry it home from the domaine in order to have a chance at a decent bottle. I'm with you here, but when you think of how fashionable natural- and orange wines have become you really wo...
by P.Sunesen
February 11th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 40
Views: 2444

TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Hi Pat, How do know that your bottle was in pristine condition? Was it transported from France with a data logger to tell you that the it wasn't subjected to heat during transport? Yes. [welldone.gif] that's the way to go, so much CdP get killed during transport, so good to know your bottle wasn't....
by P.Sunesen
February 11th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 40
Views: 2444

TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Hi Pat,

How do know that your bottle was in pristine condition?

Was it transported from France with a data logger to tell you that the it wasn't subjected to heat during transport?
by P.Sunesen
February 9th, 2017, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Replies: 40
Views: 2444

TN: 2007 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

I have had several bottles of the 2007 in the last year and all have been wonderful. It is in a great place right now and far from being too "porty" or dead, at least that is the case for my palate. I anticipate that it will drink well for years to come, I hope I'm not wrong cause I'm still holding...
by P.Sunesen
February 9th, 2017, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 CdP is disgusting
Replies: 364
Views: 21170

2007 CdP is disgusting

But David, why don't you just

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