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by Mikael OB
December 2nd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines to Buy In Germany
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Wines to Buy In Germany

Hi Tim I would suggest that you order the wines to her hotel, saves both of you quite a bit of trouble. Have done it myself several times when in Germany. Never had a hotel reject the request but do check with them first. Low transport costs usually (from Austria as well) to free if you order over a...
by Mikael OB
November 3rd, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: Austrian Reds?

Claus Preisinger is one of my favorites. Very much on the savory side with huge freshness and drinkability yet by no means too simple or straightforward. Schloss Gobelsburg's Reserve reds are also nice, quite Burgundian in style. +1 With Austria’s central location in Europe it could be really inter...
by Mikael OB
September 5th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

To what country are you ordering? Not sure about the details but if you order within EU then some retailers seem to be able to apply VAT (+excise duty) applicable for the country of delivery/sale. Usually the larger ones. Guess that requires establishing a VAT number in that country and can probably...
by Mikael OB
August 25th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?
Replies: 23
Views: 1471

Re: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?

thanks all! how about the cavallotto? it might be interesting to try it young and i can just buy a few more if i like it to cellar... hmm. Sounds like you are are curious about it, possibly considering buying more. Go for it! Buy at least another one for replacement so you can try it with a bit mor...
by Mikael OB
August 24th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2903

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

A majority of the best wines I have had comes with lower sulfur levels, however requires much more skills/knowledge and care in every step of raising the wine. On the subject of “natural” wines I feel the discussion many times can lose sight of the bigger picture. There is an impressive number of w...
by Mikael OB
August 22nd, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2903

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

A majority of the best wines I have had comes with lower sulfur levels, however requires much more skills/knowledge and care in every step of raising the wine. On the subject of “natural” wines I feel the discussion many times can lose sight of the bigger picture. There is an impressive number of w...
by Mikael OB
August 22nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2903

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

A majority of the best wines I have had comes with lower sulfur levels, however requires much more skills/knowledge and care in every step of raising the wine. On the subject of “natural” wines I feel the discussion many times can lose sight of the bigger picture. There is an impressive number of wi...
by Mikael OB
August 17th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019

Thanks for a great posting! Spent quite some time in Lumbarda (vacations) and have the same impression about the quality. Not sure if all but learnt that at least quite a few growers have ungrafted vines thanks to the sandy soil. Bire is probably the largest grower of Grk, but this is relative, thin...
by Mikael OB
August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2296

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thanks for posting a very interesting tasting comparison!
by Mikael OB
March 24th, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...
Replies: 52
Views: 2172

Re: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...

A 1er cru Burgundy opened my eyes for white wines. Wines with a bit of skin contact might be good starting point for someone who likes the structure and tannin feel in red wines.
by Mikael OB
February 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What unusual wines/regions do you love?
Replies: 127
Views: 5914

Re: What unusual wines/regions do you love?

Loosely inspired by this thread, today I bought (in addition to more of that Vlahiko) some wines that will be new to me from Krk, Pelješac, Lanzarote and Nagy-Somló. Now there's an impressive bunch! Care to give any names? 2016 Šipun Žlahtina (Krk), 2015 Milos Frano Plavac Mali (Pelješac), 2017 Bod...
by Mikael OB
February 4th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian Wines in One Year?
Replies: 64
Views: 2247

Re: Learning Italian Wines in One Year?

• Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Not solely orange / natural wines, but it's become what they are best know for. I still find myself intimidated by this region. • Sardinia - A huge gap in my knowledge Excellent breakdown provided by Ian. Can add a few humble notes about Friuli and Sardinia (for Basilicata...
by Mikael OB
December 20th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fantastic lunch in my cellar with Krug executives and amazing wines
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

Re: Fantastic lunch in my cellar with Krug executives and amazing wines

Thanks François for sharing your experience of such unique wines. I am very fascinated by older wines and how they allow for a journey to the past which we can enjoy thanks to the hard work of wine grower that might be long gone. Humbling. Have modest experience with a few Colares (ramisco) from 50'...
by Mikael OB
December 9th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Long Lived Are Top Brunellos From Outstanding Vintages?
Replies: 42
Views: 2041

Re: How Long Lived Are Top Brunellos From Outstanding Vintages?

Have had little experience with aged brunello but got hold of a Fuligni from 1996 a while back, pooped about a month ago - my notes: ——- Browning on the edges and on the first day, fresh fruits with red cherries (and berries). Leather and earthiness coming through, somewhat tart acidity and sweet or...
by Mikael OB
September 11th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greek wines / wineries
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Greek wines / wineries

You could give xinomavro a try if can find a good retailer (with good cellar conditions). Kir-Yianni’s Ramnista or Alpha Estates’ Reserve vieilles vignes are good choices. The latter might be a bit more accessible initially, with favorable cellar development for complexity and tannins/acidity to mel...

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