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by Subu Ramachandran
January 9th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux

Otto, Between bio, aging in wood and ML the style is similar. For instance, Piollot doesn't do ML, the style for me comes across as very different. Piollot is crisp, linear style. Rupper Leroy is more on the vinous side. There was a stark difference was tasting many Aube producers side by side late ...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 9th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux

What do you mean by character?

I love all the producers mentioned above. Most of them are in no dosage (perhaps other than Hebrart) and have ML. Some are bio and use wood.

If you think Hebrart and Larmandier-Bernier wines have character but the others on that list don't, I'm a bit [scratch.gif]
by Subu Ramachandran
January 9th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux

Wines of similar type (if you want to avoid - thank you if you do :) )

Marguet
Marie Courtin
Vouette et Sorbee
Marc Hebrart
Larmandier Bernier
by Subu Ramachandran
January 9th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge
Replies: 33
Views: 2926

Re: 2017 Burgundies: a hodgepodge

The problem for 17 is its following a sequence of very strong vintages 14, 15 and 16.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 8th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 9747

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

I'm limiting this to wines that I have a lot of experience with--excluding fantasy buys and wines that I've only experienced once. It's reflective of a my most common consumption habits though I would squeeze in Wiesser Kunstler if I had an extra spot. Domaine Huet Olga Raffault Pierre-Yves Colin-M...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 8th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2014 Ruppert-Leroy Champagne Pinot Noir Brut Nature Les Cognaux

Frank,

I love their wines. Chablis with bubbles, think they do barrel aging and don't block ML. Reminds me of Marguet in Aube.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 8th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10521
Views: 345594

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013, Domaine de la cote, St. Rita Hills - awesome nose, reminds you of a lovely village volnay. Great job, Sashi and Rajat!
by Subu Ramachandran
January 8th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 1702

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

Nice article William. Whats your take? Has the pendulum swung too far, wines are too skinny, too acidic, too reductive?
by Subu Ramachandran
January 7th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 9747

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

This is a tricky one, as one needs to be selective. But here is a list that I buy and perhaps will continue to... Champagne: 1.Vilmart Burgundy: 2.Mugneret-Gibourg 3.d'Angerville 4.Dauvissat Pidemont: 5.Bartolo Mascarello Bojo: 6.Foillard Rioja: 7.Lopez de Heredia Galicia: 8.Raul Perez (including hi...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 7th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Re: Rating German GG Riesling vintages

Martin Zwick wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 2:23 am

So, find the estate stilistic of your liking and you can buy every german vintage almost blind from the last 10 years.

This is interesting. So I take it that vintage variation isn't as drastic as other regions?
by Subu Ramachandran
January 4th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Re: Rating German GG Riesling vintages

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 6:21 am
Germany, the new California. All vintages are great.
Tongue-in-cheek Howard! You have a lot more experience with this region. Would love to know your thoughts.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 4th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Re: Rating German GG Riesling vintages

Thanks Martin!
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: German Wine Lovers, NYC?
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: German Wine Lovers, NYC?

I am interested as well...only for dry wines though.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Re: Rating German GG Riesling vintages

Thanks Martin, how about 2017? Is it also similar to 2016? Accessible as well?
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Re: Rating German GG Riesling vintages

I'm trying to understand the nuances within each vintage. If producer and site are the same how would you distinguish a 2010 from a 2016 or a 2017? All are talked about as a good vintage. How are they different?
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Re: Rating German GG Riesling vintages

Thanks Robert and David. Now if you had to rank them, how would the order be?
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rating German GG Riesling vintages
Replies: 42
Views: 2140

Rating German GG Riesling vintages

I don't have much experience in this area, how would you rate the vintages this decade (2010-2018) for GG Rieslings? I know there could be differences between regions, just looking for a rough guide.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6696

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

I and a partner used to distribute R. López de Heredia’s wines (well, mainly Viña Tondonia GRs) in my country until around 6 years ago, more or less, when we both got too busy with our real jobs. It was a small business, more of a hobby, really. We started importing with the ‘91 & ‘94 vintages, mai...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6696

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Laurent Gibet wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 6:34 am
Subu,

Meaning that 1968 exists in red vintage ...
I was talking about the regular reservas...the gran reservas were always vintage wines.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6696

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Excellent wine (I assume this was the gran reserva). Their ‘81 is also superb. Yup the gran reserva. I read they didn't mention the vintage on their regular reservas till the 80s, since they were all blends of different vintages. Haven't had the 81's will pick them up if they come by. Their 94' ton...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6696

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

1976 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Excellent wine (I assume this was the gran reserva). Their ‘81 is also superb. Yup the gran reserva. I read they didn't mention the vintage on their regular reservas till the 80s, since they were all blends of different vintages. Haven't had the 81's will pick them up...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 3rd, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

I think this is one of the great values of Burgundy. Glad to hear the '09 is doing well. There is a lot of great value to be found in the Côte Chalonnaise but even today, very few bother to explore it! William, I have been guilty of it as well. After having a 2013 Mercuery 1er Cru last month, the r...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 2nd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Meiomi PinotNoir '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 30
Views: 2037

Re: TN: Meiomi PinotNoir '17...(short/boring)

Quite brave of you Tom! Your willingness to try it all is commendable.
by Subu Ramachandran
January 2nd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6696

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

1976 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia
by Subu Ramachandran
January 2nd, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6293

Re: Favorite Producer

Since I have to pick one

Lopez de Heredia: for red and white. Traditional, age worthy, complex, profound, singular, accessible and reasonably priced reds and enchanting, other-wordly, supernatural whites.

Honorable mentions:

Red: Mugneret Gibourg, Bartolo Mascarello
White: Keller, Dauvissat
by Subu Ramachandran
January 1st, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3197

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

Maybe a handful of wineries label r/s. And you think only large producers use other methods to achieve specific outcomes? And what about other food products that use “natural and artificial flavors and colorings”? How is that useful for a person to figure out what’s in their food? Artificial produc...
by Subu Ramachandran
January 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3197

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

Marc, Regarding safety, I'm not suggesting they are harmful in a direct manner for everyone, but can be for some. Wines with high RS but marketed as dry is a threat for those living with acute diabetes. At over 15 g/l of RS, these wines have a higher GI and needs to be countered with additional insu...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 31st, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New year wine resolutions
Replies: 47
Views: 1809

Re: New year wine resolutions

Never stop exploring and learning : always be eager and humble to learn.

Never stop sharing great wines and make new friends!
by Subu Ramachandran
December 31st, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3197

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

This is not about 'you or I' - this is about the 'other' 99% of the wine drinking community that really does enjoy these wines, and no, I do not think it's because they do not have 'refined' palates. Some folks just dig these wines - period. I hear you Larry. My concern is whats exactly in these wi...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 31st, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3197

Re: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

The idea was to read through the comments section, some of these are interesting: "I love wine. I've had very expensive wine and cheap wine. In a blindfold test I don't think I could tell the difference. My favorite $10 go-to red is Bogle Essential Red. Fruit forward but not too sweet. Delicious." "...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 31st, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!
Replies: 61
Views: 3197

Eric Asimov: NY Times, recommends Meiomi and Gallo!

Never would I have imagined this when going through NY times this weekend. Eric wants you to try Meiomi, Gallo; with food or on their own. Jokes apart, scroll through the comments section...they make for a fun/ interesting reading! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/dining/drinks/wine-school-assignm...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 31st, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: marchand tawse wine suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: marchand tawse wine suggestions

I have tasted few of their wines and I recommend them. '14 Mazis were super good. Suchot in 15 was amazing as well. Their musigny plot is an 'odd' plot. I snagged a few CSD and Mazis as well. Quite a broad lineup to explore do snag them if you can find.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 30th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1537

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

2012 Marguet Les crayeres or Les Grande Ruelle
by Subu Ramachandran
December 30th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10521
Views: 345594

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Dönhoff Tonschiefer Dry Slate 2017, wow! And only $25. [worship.gif]

Incredible grip and spin on the palate, amazing complexity. My friend who drinks primarily Dauvissat and Ramonet is now a DRY Riesling convert.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 28th, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11117
Views: 496894

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked the last bottles from a local retailer (all sub $50)

Richard Leroy chenin
Ganevat savagnin ouille
Domaine de Miroirs Les Saugettes Chardonnay
Tissot poulsard amphore
by Subu Ramachandran
December 27th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4601

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

This is a tough call...I would go with 12s...but just regular barolo's not the single crus.

08s are closed at the moment. The Monprivato I had a month back was fast asleep.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 27th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 4701

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

In addition to the Decanter article, Guild Somm has an article (in two parts) by Prof Maltman on this same subject...and I think is a better & more complete description of his ideas (I assume because of space limitations in the Decanter article): Part 1: https://www.guildsomm.com/public_content/fea...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 26th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.
Replies: 20
Views: 1669

Re: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.

Mark, you could have made a movie out of the tasting!
by Subu Ramachandran
December 26th, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10521
Views: 345594

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Vilmart CdC - Could barely get a glass, was finished by the others. Vilmart CdCs just disappear. 2010 Dauvissat Chablis Foret - Gorgeous, sublime, WOTN. 2011 Rodriguez Escolma blanco - Richer style compared to Texia. More Batard Monty style. 2010 Lafon Volnay Santenots du milieu - Needed a 1 ho...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 25th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mt. Etna eruptions
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Mt. Etna eruptions

There have been quite a lot of eruptions, as recently in 2015, 2017. I hope this is nothing out of the ordinary for an active volcano and everyone is safe.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 22nd, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2672

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 10:21 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 9:16 am
Ouch I have a 10 forest on the docket for the weekend and have a '12 as a backup! Crossing fingers.
THe 2010 Forest is fantastic
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=154475&p=2581489
Claus just opened and decanted it. Smashing purity, crystalline, the wine is signing...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 22nd, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2672

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

Ouch I have a 10 forest on the docket for the weekend and have a '12 as a backup! Crossing fingers.
by Subu Ramachandran
December 21st, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 4701

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

Exactly Larry! Good article and if you look back on some of the threads, some of us have been saying much of that for a long time. The next chapter in his article should be a bit about botany, which he touched on. The mere fact that something is present in the soil does not mean it will be taken up...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 21st, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 4701

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

Alan, thanks for the article. The article doesn't debunk the empirical evidence of wines from different plots taste differently, the wine making being equal. However, it merely states, don't point to the soil type as the reason, as the scientific studies doesn't support the hypothesis. There are oth...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 21st, 2018, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Vogue Musigny - 2013/2014/2016?
Replies: 19
Views: 821

Re: de Vogue Musigny - 2013/2014/2016?

With the caveat that I haven't tasted any of your listed vintages of this particular wine, I've really liked 2016 as a vintage overall. I certainly haven't tasted as widely as William or some others, but I think 2016 is the best vintage since 2010 (no doubt there is producer and commune variation, ...
by Subu Ramachandran
December 20th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10521
Views: 345594

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Middle of the week wine...

2014 Chateau des Quartz, by lafon and Oliver Merlin. Nice wine, no rotten eggs, not as mineral, little bit of oak and fruit. Not a great QPR, but which burgundy is?
by Subu Ramachandran
December 20th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1686

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

Thanks Luke!
by Subu Ramachandran
December 20th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1686

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

I don't have much experience with GGs, when would people start approaching these wines? Do you expect them to go through a closed phase?

I love wines, with minerality, cut and freshness.

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