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by Subu Ramachandran
September 30th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 37
Views: 2804

Re: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Preferred both 16 and 17 to 2018 recently.
Agree based on recent tastings. In fact, bought more 16s and 17s after tasting the 18s!
by Subu Ramachandran
September 26th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Krug, 2002 Drouhin Laroze Beze
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: TN: 1996 Krug, 2002 Drouhin Laroze Beze

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Supposedly 13-14, but I’ve enjoyed the late 90s early 2000s wines I’ve had. Is it Rousseau? No, but it’s still pretty great. They have very good holdings.
Any idea whats their style now? Rustic/Polished? Oak regime? Extraction?
by Subu Ramachandran
September 24th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2266

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

Howard, perhaps combination of changing palate and the wines getting tired. Glad to hear the 99s from d'Angerville are open now.
by Subu Ramachandran
September 24th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3332

Re: Delta Skyclub

The champagnes were great in a recent Delta flight to BCN. However the still wines were nothing memorable.
by Subu Ramachandran
September 13th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 800
Views: 52309

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Bereche Les Beaux Regards. First time trying this champagne. 100% chardonnay from Ludes. Ripe golden color, yellow fruits on the nose. Harmony, grace, precision and energy. Incredible wine!
by Subu Ramachandran
August 26th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2677

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

If the retailers are mainly selling in a local currency, but accepting bitcoin (likely converted instantaneously to the local currency) it seems more sensible to use the local currency value that is undoubtedly known to the CT user. That's a very fair and logical point. (And you are always fair and...
by Subu Ramachandran
August 16th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1086
Views: 59813

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Greg K wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 2:24 pm
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 2:20 pm
So who got the 2014 Chartron Clos du Cailleret that I did not get?
LOL, I was thinking the same thing. Late two days in a row.
Ah Greg, I was hoping you snatched it, when I learnt I was late. Got Caroline Morey though which I wanted to try!
by Subu Ramachandran
August 16th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6912

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

One of the great things about Burgundy is the diverse flavors from different producers and different appellations. It is not surprising at all that different of us have different favorites. I know that this makes Burgundy maddening to a lot of people, but to me this is at the heart of its greatness...
by Subu Ramachandran
August 16th, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11879
Views: 568876

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some more 2015 Donnhoff and 2018 Keller
by Subu Ramachandran
August 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1297

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Upon Greg's recommendation I picked up a few Fourrier's from 2011. They delivered even in such a poor vintage.
by Subu Ramachandran
August 15th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1297

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 10:14 am
I am curious what a lot of fourriers would taste like together....I've had a few Gevrey and 1ers and I'm not convinced if the 1er are that different.
Ethan,
You feel the wine making signature masks the terroir?
by Subu Ramachandran
August 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11879
Views: 568876

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Morey Coffinet Chassagne 1er Crus - Never had them, taking a punt.
by Subu Ramachandran
August 15th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Yao C wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
2010 Barthod Bons Batons - though still not at peak imo
2015 Hudelot Noellat
2014 Vincent Dancer
When will a Barthod ever hit a peak? [scratch.gif]
by Subu Ramachandran
August 15th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6912

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I like but do not love Hubert Lignier's wines. For a start, for under $200, I would rather have: Hudelot Noellat Clos Vougeot (paid $150 for the 2017), VR les Suchots or Beaumonts and CM Charmes. Yvon Clerget Clos Vougeot d'Angerville Taillepieds Rossignol-Trapet Chapelle or Laricieres Chambertin J...
by Subu Ramachandran
August 15th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Reds:
2015 Hudelot Noellat
2015 Jouan
2015 Jean Marc Millot
2015 Chevillon

Whites:
2014 Sauzet
by Subu Ramachandran
July 25th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Calgary, Banff, & Jasper Restaurant help

Was there last Labor day: 5 days of long day hikes. Best spots in banff were: Bison Restaurant: Great steaks, cozy atmosphere. Three Ravens Restaurant and wine bar: the view is incredible, their wine selection was not interesting. Very good food, incredible presentation. The atmosphere inside was no...
by Subu Ramachandran
July 25th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4219

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

Its looking like a good vintage for Keller's project in Norway.
by Subu Ramachandran
July 18th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spain help
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Spain help

Any recommendations on favorite Spanish cities for sights, food and drink? Keith, Barcelona would be #1 on my list. It offers a unique combination of culture, nature, food and wine scene. Its a must IMHO. After that I would consider Andalusia. Seville, Granada, Cordoba offer unique culture, sights ...
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: 567

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: 567

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: 567

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: 3173

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: 10605

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: 567

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: 10832
Views: 392904

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: 1938

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: 10605

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: 2585

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: 2585

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: 2585

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: 1373

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: 2585

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: 2585

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: 2585

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: 2585

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: 7806

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: 7806

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: 7806

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: 7806

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: 649

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: 2227

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: 7806

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: 6992

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: 3546

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: 3546

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: 2038

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: 3546

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: 3546

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." "...

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