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by Subu Ramachandran
December 11th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 142
Views: 9592

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

WOTY (so far): Bubbles: 1988 Krug (thanks to Greg) Red : 1983 La Mission HB. Opened twice, first time was the highlight, second time wasn't quite upto the mark. Whites : 2013 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Steinertal Honorable Mention: 1964 Oddero Barolo 2014 Ramonet Ruchottes 2012 Marguet Les crayeres ...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

G. Mascarello Villero 15 and Monprivato 15 What are Mascarello prices for "allocation" Sh@n A, I do not get these from the winery but from a “normal” wineshop in Italy but even in shops these are now allocated. I think I paid approx 120€ for Monprivato and 85€ for Villero IIRC Decent price!
by Subu Ramachandran
December 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Bernard Moreau Volnay Clos de Chenes 2017 Heitz-Lochardet Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cur Clos du Tete I have had the Moreau, a lovely wine! Good catch! [cheers.gif] How is this wine? Is it very thin and weightless? I dont like Jadot Volnay because it felt like I was drinking a light juice. I...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 9th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Bernard Moreau Volnay Clos de Chenes 2017 Heitz-Lochardet Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cur Clos du Tete I have had the Moreau, a lovely wine! Good catch! [cheers.gif] Thanks. I have had many Moreau whites and I have had his reds from Chassagne-Montrachet (both villages and premier cru) but I h...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 9th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 5:05 am
2014 Bernard Moreau Volnay Clos de Chenes
2017 Heitz-Lochardet Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cur Clos du Tete
I have had the Moreau, a lovely wine! Good catch! [cheers.gif]
by Subu Ramachandran
December 6th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2000 Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Loibenberg (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

How can Riesling not be for everybody?!?! Your note inspires me to fire up some schnitzel and mushroom gravy and go pull a bottle. I love Alzinger's wines young and have a hard time letting them age out this long. Other 2000s from the Wachau and Kremstal have all been pretty delicious in recent sam...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 6th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Girardin Chassagne blanchots dessus 1er
2017 Hudelot Noellat CDV
1995 Millot Echezeaux
1990 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto
1983 Mouton Rothschild
by Subu Ramachandran
December 6th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV

YLee wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 6:03 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 6:00 am
Try crush. I have bought some from them.
I will give them a call today when they open.
As of now they only have the regular 2017 on their site.
Give it a shot, they might have it or help source it for you.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 6th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV

Try crush. I have bought some from them.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 3rd, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 27
Views: 2358

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

Jayson Cohen wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Was 99 thought to need more time than 00?
Yes.
+1. Had a '00 Clos Vougeot over thanksgiving. It was delicious. The '99s could use little more time IMHO.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 3rd, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 22
Views: 721

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

I strongly suggest Wachau. Its extremely beautiful, by the Danube with very small pretty villages. The biggest village to stay with a cute old town is Krems, especially the district of Stone on the Danube. Further along the Danube (north of the river) gets more picturesque but with smaller options....
by Subu Ramachandran
December 2nd, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 22
Views: 721

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

I strongly suggest Wachau. Its extremely beautiful, by the Danube with very small pretty villages. The biggest village to stay with a cute old town is Krems, especially the district of Stone on the Danube. Further along the Danube (north of the river) gets more picturesque but with smaller options. ...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 2nd, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11012
Views: 402996

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Donnhoff Dellchen GG - The 08 Donnhoff have been tad sweet for a GG; this bottle was no different. 2000 Jean Marc Millot Clos Vougeot - A great 19yr old grand cru red burg. Tertiary notes combined with a little bit of red fruit. Silky smooth, gorgeous wine. What an underrated producer! 2013 Be...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 2nd, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 22
Views: 1539

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Save-the-date, Sunday, January 26th, 2020. I cannot fathom a year without Rieslingfeier so I am organizing a BYOB Riesling event. This is in no way affiliated with Rieslingfeier except to honor a love of Riesling. I will post the full details as soon as I have them ironed out with the restaurant wh...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 27th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

I would second 09 cdc. Was at a Roederer tasting last evening, including '12 Cristal. Left me scratching my head. The 09 Brut Nature was the most interesting of the lineup. I have had 08 DomP last month and was underwhelming. Later yesterday evening had 09 cdc with a sushi dinner and it stole the s...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Jadot - Vosne - Les Beaux Monts
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: 1999 Jadot - Vosne - Les Beaux Monts

'99 Jadot - Beaux Monts - appealing black cherry nose. Thick and very concentrated wine. Black cherry and licorice flavors on the palate. Stuffed with fruit but not especially long finish. Enjoyable, but no noticeable Vosne spice, flavors leaning more towards Morey. 91. Jadot, sadly enough said.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 27th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: 2009 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

I would second 09 cdc. Was at a Roederer tasting last evening, including '12 Cristal. Left me scratching my head. The 09 Brut Nature was the most interesting of the lineup. I have had 08 DomP last month and was underwhelming. Later yesterday evening had 09 cdc with a sushi dinner and it stole the sh...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 27th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5831

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Greg K wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 5:18 am
Courtesy of a board member, 88 Krug.
Same dinner, that was my champagne of the year as well. I thought it tired toward the end of the night, but for the first hour it was spectacular.
champagne.gif flirtysmile [thankyou.gif]
by Subu Ramachandran
November 25th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59385

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I just went to a little Champagne tasting fest, and while the usual suspects were great to excellent (Cristal, Dom, Krug, Taittinger, etc.), my favorite of the day was the 1999 Vincent Couche Champagne Sensation. Very rich with great savory notes. Has anyone had any Vincent Couche? I was extremely ...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 22nd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Markus S wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 7:46 am
Jura trousseau & poulsards, Spanish bastardo
Good one. The purity comes at the hands of the best winemakers.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 22nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Burugndy: Jouan, Ramonet CM reds

Granache: Rayas, Comando G, Tribute to Grace

Italy: Terre Nere

Plus I wouldn't call Barthod as weightless.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 22nd, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 86
Views: 4042

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

James Billy wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 3:40 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 11:37 am
I saw it on Facebook and vehemently disagree with the suggestion that 2004 and 2010 are 'ready' or 'pop n pour' - no way.
+1
+1
by Subu Ramachandran
November 20th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/fukushima-s-nuclear-signature-found-in-california-wine?utm_source=pocket-newtab "Hubert and his colleagues found measurable amounts of cesium-137 above background levels in the wine produced after 2011. “It seems there is an increase in activity in 2011 by a factor...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 19th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne

Champagne Visits - 2020 should be a great time to visit Champagne. All the big house 2008s will be out and most growers will be into 12/13 and some 15. I still saw a lot of 10/11 last week and while they were fine, I felt no need to load up... I think Champagne purchased in UK or FR is one of the a...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 18th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 2025

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

6) Probably I personally lean more towards seeking out Puligny / Chassagne 1er cru at similar price points over some of the Corton Charlemagnes Everything else being same. I prefer the more established 1er crus as well. Puligny: Pucelles, Caillerets Chassagne: Caillerets, Ruchottes, Blanchots Dessu...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 16th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3294

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Other than wine faults, good and bad wine is entirely subjective. Just like in music some prefer western classical music, some prefer rock, younger generation might prefer k-pop... DRINK what you like and LISTEN to what you want to! There are some wines are like Mozart's music that many like and are...
by Subu Ramachandran
November 16th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: TN: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

I agree with Kelly, the Unendlich is bit too much for my liking. Kellerberg is my favorite in their lineup. Great wines though.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 12th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 22
Views: 1539

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Oh no...this is sad :(
by Subu Ramachandran
November 12th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2064

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

Brad Baker wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 8:51 am
I'd rather have the best 2011s in my cellar than any 2010.
That's quite a statement Brad. Certainly you know a lot more than us. Do you feel Bereche Le Cran 2011 is better than the 2010 version?
by Subu Ramachandran
November 12th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5831

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Courtesy of a board member, 88 Krug.

Runner up 01 Vilmart cdc.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 12th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2064

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

Richard and Jay, thanks for the notes.

Reminds me good a producer Bereche is, if they managed to turn out something great in 2011.

Jay I hear you on the 08 Dom.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 12th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21
Replies: 21
Views: 2463

Re: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21

The Sottimano 16 Pajore was poured at Skunirk's Champagne tasting in NYC at the Italian table. It was delicious, great insight into 16 at the hands of a good producer. Moccagatta was also poured and revealed a very oaky "modern" wine.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 8th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Marguet Les Saint Remys Grand Cru brut nature
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: 2014 Marguet Les Saint Remys Grand Cru brut nature

Clauss,

Its Marguet. Enough Said.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 7th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Few of each

2017 Alzinger Riesling Steinertal
2016 Joaun Chambolle Musigny
2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr *** GK
2017 Donnhoff Hermannshohle gg
by Subu Ramachandran
November 3rd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3678

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

To answer the OP's question: yes. Premox, with combination of prices and a change in palate. WB purchase and planned purchase has diminished significantly. I now prefer dry rieslings and grower champs; for they age better, I love them much more and they are far cheaper.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 3rd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11012
Views: 402996

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

RyanC wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 7:01 pm
2015 Lumpp Givry 1er 'Clos Jus' - Fresh, juicy, textured, and intensely satisfying. Not quite the heights of the superb 'Clos du Cras Long,' but in any event, Lumpp's 1ers are among the best value wines on earth.
Agree Lumpp and Joblot Givry 1er crus are spectacular!
by Subu Ramachandran
November 3rd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5429

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Doquet is really nice. I got few of the 2006 ~$60.
by Subu Ramachandran
November 1st, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11012
Views: 402996

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

An evening of classics 2016 Alzinger Riesling smaragd steinertal - What a nose, layers of white and yellow fruits than gradually emerge and evolve like a symphony. Pure, precises and crystalline. A wine Mozart will be proud of! 2014 Ramonet Saint Aubin En Remilly 1er cru - Classic Ramonet, spearmint...
by Subu Ramachandran
October 30th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11012
Views: 402996

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1982 Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva - One of the surprises of the year. Lovely bouquet of fading roses, mingled with leather and earth. On the palate quite lively, silky smooth, not powerful, on a steady decline. Wine kept evolving over the 2 hour dinner. Note to self: old rioja's are some of the great...
by Subu Ramachandran
October 29th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georg Breuer - double vertical tasting Schlossberg and Nonnenberg 1996-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Georg Breuer - double vertical tasting Schlossberg and Nonnenberg 1996-2008

Wow, that's an incredible event. Breuer wines are outstanding. Sadly very hard to find in New York, very limited quantities.
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59385

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I do just the opposite, Grand Marques for a big party when average drinker recognizes the label and fancy bottling and grower champagnes for serious group or special occasion! I guess each to their own! The grand marques are definitely better crowd pleasers, but I choose to think that it's because ...
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59385

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Interesting; I’ve found the opposite; my champagne cellar is probably 50% grand Marques and 50% grower but I almost always reach for a grand marque for serious drinking and pop growers midweek. I do just the opposite, Grand Marques for a big party when average drinker recognizes the label and fancy...
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Would take Tawse over Drouhin Laroze even at the higher price point.
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59385

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2002 Piper Heidsieck "rare" - The design on the bottle is more impressive than whats inside. Lovely nose signalling power and depth but the taste didn't match up. Wine was lacking harmony on the palate. Disappointing. What did the neck design of the bottle look like? Plastic choker or just gold foi...
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 7:50 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
YLee wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 5:52 am


How was the Tawse and what Vintage?
Great wines. I got the 2014, a vintage a I adore for the reds.
I also got the '14 and other vintages. Havent tried it yet but Im looking forward to it. You thought it was already ready?
No way. Put in all the way back of your cellar!
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 5:52 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 4:52 am
Hudelot Noellat VR les suchots
Tawse Chambertin
How was the Tawse and what Vintage?
Great wines. I got the 2014, a vintage a I adore for the reds.
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Hudelot Noellat VR les suchots
Tawse Chambertin
by Subu Ramachandran
October 28th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 901
Views: 59385

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2002 Piper Heidsieck "rare" - The design on the bottle is more impressive than whats inside. Lovely nose signalling power and depth but the taste didn't match up. Wine was lacking harmony on the palate. Disappointing.
by Subu Ramachandran
October 25th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: seems like 06 red burgs have tightened up lately...
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: seems like 06 red burgs have tightened up lately...

Thanks Michael, that was useful. Will try a 08 d'Angerville taillepieds and let the 06 MG to rest. I had a 2006 M-G Clos Vougeot a couple years ago and found it excellent. My remaining bottle in my intermediate drink mental pile. Wish I had tried that...the 08 d'Angerville taillepieds IMHO needs mo...

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