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by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 18th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 694

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

Big +1 on Sauternes, very reliable. Some Barolo but need to pick your spots and may be less reliable across bottles.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 18th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4373

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Lots of good comments above. It does vary depending on your personal preference. Here's my take on accessible vintages: 1989 - Some past prime, but excellent vintage 1982 - Some past prime, but excellent vintage 1978 - Some past prime, but excellent vintage 1971 - Some past prime, but excellent vin...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 18th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4373

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Azelia dinner - 2009 Bricco Voghera Riserva from Magnum. I had this at the winery a few weeks ago, then again on the weekend at a dinner with Lorenzo here in Toronto. This was amazingly fresh and drinking beautifully, but not just primary. In discussing it with Lorenzo in the context of the fruit fo...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 18th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4373

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

I have actually had very good luck with 2005s over the last 2-3 years. Of course I am speaking about from top producers. I have not had any that I thought were in danger of fading and a few that I thing need another couple of years to hit their prime. Some of those I’ve enjoyed are Cappellano Rupes...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 11th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle condition - signs of seepage
Replies: 38
Views: 1758

Re: Bottle condition - signs of seepage

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
February 23rd, 2013, 8:39 am
Lots of older Sauternes seep and are still excellent wines.
+1 . This is the only exception to the 'no signs of past seepage' rule for me on buying older bottles. Fill level would still need to be decent, i.e. some seepage, not lots.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 11th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1644

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Barolo. Had a 2012 Paolo Scavino Barolo with a whole grilled Branzino a while back - wonderful. Also great with octopus.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 9th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4373

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Do you put 2011 in the same category as 2009, in terms of the wine developing that soy flavor you dislike with age? I take that your answer would be no, not as warm a vintage as the 2009s. A few 2011s I've had were drinking really well already last year, but they did seem to have some baby fat that...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 5th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Yorker article on supertasters
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: New Yorker article on supertasters

Philip Ente wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 1:29 pm
R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 7:02 pm
There's 3 minutes I'll never get back.

There are only minimal relations between wine appreciation and science
+1
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 5th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose in winter
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Rose in winter

larry schaffer wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 11:02 am
I certainly drink roses year round, especially Mourvedre-based roses. Yes, yes, I happen to make one - but to me, this variety just tends to make a very food friendly rose that is a perfect accompaniment to food all year round.

Cheers!
Nice, I'd love to try a Mourvedre base Rose.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 5th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 4373

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Lots of good comments above. It does vary depending on your personal preference. Here's my take on recent vintages: 2014 - Needs time - mixed results - some great wines, some producers faced massive loss (e.g. 70% at Rinaldi) which appears to have affected quality. Some (e.g. Brovia) blended their ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 5th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 1757

Re: Canadians in here?

Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then. I don’t know anything about auctions. Lol. I will just keep them stored properly for now until I figure it out or decide one night that I feel like drinking a $429 bottle of Corton. I ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 5th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1490

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Thank you for the posts on these older vintages. I only started drinking Cappellano with the 2011s, and love the 11s, 12s, and 13s. The only older bottle I had was a 2005 recently and found it more advanced than my liking but in sync with many Baroli of the 2005 vintage, a vintage were I found many...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 5th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

Agree re: 2012s drinking well now and not likely to improve.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 4th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

The only 2015s I've tried were painfully young. Chignard Fleurie les Moriers, Clos du Roillettes Fleurie, Jadot Cote du Py, Ch Moulin av Vent Croix des Verillats... Only 2016 I've popped was a Thivin Cote de Brouilly - big ripe fruit, some bubble gum, heat on the fruity finish, way too young for my ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 4th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Just finished the 2006's a few months ago.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 4th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2885

Re: Barolo apogee

Gerhard, Good to hear, thanks. 'Birth year wines' have never been a big deal for me, even before I discovered what a weak vintage it was, except for babies, ha. Nice to know there's the odd one out there that can make for a tasty treat. When my birthday rolls around, I'm happy to enjoy a bunch of go...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
June 2nd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2885

Re: Barolo apogee

It's hard to say. Some of my best experiences have been from wines from 1958, 1961 and 1964. I still reckon there are quite a few '71's and '74's that have plenty left in the tank. Barolo is delicious young and tends to start really showing well at 10 years of age. I don't think there is a definiti...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 30th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1490

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Thank you for the posts on these older vintages. I only started drinking Cappellano with the 2011s, and love the 11s, 12s, and 13s. The only older bottle I had was a 2005 recently and found it more advanced than my liking but in sync with many Baroli of the 2005 vintage, a vintage were I found many ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 30th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2885

Re: Barolo apogee

It's hard to say. Some of my best experiences have been from wines from 1958, 1961 and 1964. I still reckon there are quite a few '71's and '74's that have plenty left in the tank. Barolo is delicious young and tends to start really showing well at 10 years of age. I don't think there is a definiti...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 28th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ken V wrote:
May 11th, 2012, 6:54 pm
Close to a case of 1996 Produttori Riservas. flirtysmile
Nice!
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 28th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11092
Views: 495156

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Returned from Piedmont last week. Bought some of these before going over, picked up some while there, and some on return: 3 x 2014 Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 4 x 2014 Aldo Conterno Barbera Conca Tre Pile 4 x 2014 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 4 x 2013 Cappellano Barolo Rupestris 1 x 2001 Cappella...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 24th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Has anyone tasted the 2015 Bruno Giacosa Falletto Vigna le Rocche?

With all the changes at the winery, I am less confident in buying Giacosa on default. Has anyone tasted the 2015 Le Rocche, a.k.a. Falletto la Vigna Rocche...?
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 24th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's the winemaker of Bruno Giacosa now?
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Who's the winemaker of Bruno Giacosa now?

On the other hand, Francesco Versio is achieving stunning results at L. Oddero, along with Dante who is acting as consultant. They a great team, and Francesco is clearly a rising star in the region.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 24th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's the winemaker of Bruno Giacosa now?
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Who's the winemaker of Bruno Giacosa now?

My understanding from my visit to the region last week is that Dante is working with the winery only in the role of consultant. No idea who holds the title of winemaker at the winery, Bruna perhaps???? Makes me reticent to shell out for the 2015 Le Vigne (Formerlly Le Rocche)... Had anyone tasted th...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 5th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1178

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

When I have talked to Canadians about both sides, only a small number, most seem to want to purchase wine in the US. Seemed like prices were better with more availability/choices. Also one of the regular comments was about how different each province was on pricing and availability back home. Part ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 5th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1178

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

Pricing varies by province. I'm in Ontario. Some wines are cheaper here than U.S. Other wines are less in the U.S. Overall, I'd say there are more that are less in the U.S. however steep duties bringing them back to Canada and the exchange makes many less advantageous for a Canadian buyer. The curre...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 5th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2604

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Yes but not too much longer than 10 yrs. I have a fair bit of Chablis and a few Beaune 1ers, and Corton Charlies. I find I like them when they hit 7-9 years and will leave a few bottles to go longer. Am drinking most from 6-12 years.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 1st, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1569

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

In my experience, yes, level of TCA taint can vary. Slightly corked may be more difficult to identify at first. Many situations with low or moderate levels of cork taint have led to hopeful thinking that 'maybe it will just blow off; let's wait and see'. Sadly, even if only slightly corked, if its c...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 1st, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Inexpensive Sparklers
Replies: 26
Views: 3881

Re: Inexpensive Sparklers

Faustino Rosado Cava is an excellent buy from Rioja.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
May 1st, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How would you guys manage a four person tasting
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: How would you guys manage a four person tasting

Final answer Regis: D) All of the above!
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 30th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Keeping unopened white wine in the fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Keeping unopened white wine in the fridge

+1 on that Yinon. I keep whites in a regular fridge at the cottage all summer with no ill effects. The only consideration is to take them out long enough ahead of drinking so that they are not too cold when served.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 28th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Barolos
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: 1964 Barolos

That's unfortunate Shawn but not altogether surprising. In my experience with older Barolo (and other types of wine), I've seen many more bottles ruined by too much air than not enough. When asking people in Piedmont a few years ago (Winemakers, retailers dealing with very old Barolo..) the usual re...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 26th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 15022

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Mike Reff wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Yawn.. thought 2005 was the vintage of the century..

Can I go back to sleep now?
No, 2000 was the vintage of the century until 2005...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 26th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2489

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

NOPE. Server was ignorant re: handling wine or disinterested or both. I've found results are better if I state my expectations or manner I'd like the bottle to handled/opened explicitly and specifically at the outset. That comes from having too many bottles mangled by waiters/servers/"somms". Greg T...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 24th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 40
Views: 18092

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

One of the best and easiest things to do is rinse it out well, BEFORE it dries.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 24th, 2019, 3:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 6378

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

AndyK wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 6:33 pm
Last night, I had two of the most beautiful, memorable, and impressive wines I've ever had:
1996 Giacosa Asili Riserva
1996 Salon

Number 1 and 2 for best wines of the year so far. The Asili probably takes the crown of best wine experience ever so far... flirtysmile
Yum + Yum
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 18th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 6378

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

Tough to pick just 3 but have had some nice bottles so far this year: 2014 Beaucastel Blanc 1999 Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia 1999 Voerzio Cerequio 2009 Galatrona Petrolo 2008 Brovia Villero 2012 Cappellano Rupestris 2012 Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits Blanc 1990 Parusso Mariondino 1996 Pio C...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 18th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Barolo dinner last Thursday

A friend of mine who believes every wine should make you think of Bordeaux brought a bottle to a blind tasting at my house. The wine was gorgeous. The oak had totally integrated. A 95 drank a couple of years ago was horrible, scant fruit but great structure and still a bunch of oak. Perhaps moderni...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 16th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Barolo dinner last Thursday

1990 Parusso Barolo Mariondino - don't judge this bottle by it's label. Hey, you drink the wine , not the label! [cheers.gif] Yes, that was my point... [cheers.gif] 'Slight label condition' = buy signal/bargain. 'Major label condition' can mean great bottle at a good price! [cheers.gif]
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 16th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Barolo dinner last Thursday

Thanks for posting, Ross. Nice Thursday! Where are you and Grappa restaurant located? Is that a risotto dish with black truffles? flirtysmile IMO the Luigi Pira wines can be excellent values. Not surprised that yours over-delivered. Meanwhile, I wish I owned the G. Conterno 1999 Cascina Franca. [sw...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 15th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Barolo dinner last Thursday

Barolo dinner at Grappa Thursday night. Great evening. Grappa put together a menu that paired well and gave us great service as usual. I wasn't feeling well at all yesterday (this week) so no formal notes but will not general impressions/takeaways here. With Carpaccio (Killer carpaccio that is marin...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 8th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 48
Views: 1710

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Lots of good advice above. Converting a room or even better - basement space to a cellar is more flexible than a wine fridge. If no home cellar, I do recommend a sizeable wine fridge to augment off-site storage. Having to go to storage for a single bottle is a nuisance. As my cellar has grown in var...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 7th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with liver
Replies: 48
Views: 1291

Re: Pairing with liver

Art R wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 7:08 am
beaujolais
+1 or red Burgundy
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
April 7th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1684

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

Are we " Wine Hoarders Anonymous " ?? [scratch.gif] rolleyes Yes. Continually running out of storage space. My pace of consumption has slowed a bit, but acquisition has always outpaced consumption. My collection/hoard is sufficient to provide ample selection for many years, but acquisition hasn't r...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
March 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 1757

Re: Canadians in here?

Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
February 27th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Double decant question

This is an interesting one I honestly hand't thought about until reading this. How much would the residual droplets of water inside a bottle impact the wine that has been poured back into the bottle from the decanter? Thinking the volume of 750ml of wine would render the small amount of water in th...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
February 27th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What kind of white wine goes with white truffles?
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: What kind of white wine goes with white truffles?

Barolo. Good Barolo. Save your whites for something else.
R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 5:24 am
Barolo. Good Barolo.
Save the whites for something else.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
February 1st, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: First attempt at apple pie
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: First attempt at apple pie

I am not a baker, I'll leave it to those with patience who don't like to tinker. Anything I try can't compare to grandma, she still makes a ridiculously good oil crust simply by how it feels.....unreal, I still don't comprehend as baking is really science. The science of baking is in the mix and qu...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 21st, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 231
Views: 18448

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database"

Count me in for Toronto; possible travel to NYC for the right offline.

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