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by dvansteenderen
August 8th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet

Ethan Abraham wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 1:32 pm
Boillot had a great CC in 11 too. PC sold a bunch of it (and actually delivered it!).
Yes the 2011 HB CC was amazing! Sadly have no bottles left...
by dvansteenderen
August 8th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher

I count myself lucky for having tasted 3 of the 10, and 1 of those from two different vintages!
by dvansteenderen
August 8th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 105
Views: 4197

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

The best two I have had so far would have to be:

2014 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Montrachet Grand Cru
2004 Domaine d'Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
by dvansteenderen
August 2nd, 2020, 1:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: TN: 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet

Thanks for this great note, a lot of 2011 Henri Boillot has been top notch. Underestimated vintage for white Burgundy all together imo.
by dvansteenderen
July 29th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PYCM Never Fails Me
Replies: 34
Views: 1703

Re: PYCM Never Fails Me

I love the wines...but I'm drinking all the Guiberteau wines within a year now. I have one 2014 PYCM St Aubin I'm hoping will show well later in life. You've had issues with Guiberteau? Yes, I had multiple bottles of the 2010 Clos de Carmes pre-moxed last year...and then I had a bottle that was pri...
by dvansteenderen
July 11th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir in the Loire?
Replies: 19
Views: 966

Re: Pinot Noir in the Loire?

I also vote for Vincent Pinard and Vacheron (both mentioned earlier)...And don't forget Alphonse Mellot !
by dvansteenderen
July 4th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein "Krettnacher Euchariusberg" Kabinett Alte Reben Fuder 8 - BRAVO
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein "Krettnacher Euchariusberg" Kabinett Alte Reben Fuder 8 - BRAVO

2019 Hofgut Falkenstein "Krettnacher Euchariusberg" Kabinett Alte Reben Fuder 8 Acidity 11,1 g / RS 45 g from 70-80 Jahre old vines (Euchariusberg-Großschock) Classic Kabinett, as the bottle is almost empty in 10min. Again, dances like a prima ballerina over your tongue with its elegant fruit-acidi...
by dvansteenderen
July 1st, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2901

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

The top three would be:

2008 Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Millésimé
2016 Tertre Rôteboeuf
2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes
by dvansteenderen
June 20th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Valentini's
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Recent Valentini's

Nice notes! Some of my favorite Italian wines. A friend was recently given a 1994 Trebbiano as a wedding gift and didn't have any idea what it was, he was planning just to open it on a Monday night. He is now under strict instructions to open it with me!! Now that is a smart idea! Already looking f...
by dvansteenderen
June 20th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Valentini's
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Recent Valentini's

Tom DeBiase wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm
First, congratulations to you and your fiancé on the upcoming family addition! Great set of notes on truly stellar wines. The Valentini Cerasuolo is especially unique. A 2016 was a joy to sample last December.

Tom
Many thanks Tom!
by dvansteenderen
June 20th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Remoissenet

Only have experience with a late release (2017) 1983 Musigny Vieilles Vignes during a tasting in 2018. The wine was a bit disappointing and we were wondering if it was 100% Pinot Noir or if they refreshed with a bit of Syrah or something...
by dvansteenderen
June 20th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Valentini's
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Recent Valentini's

I know there is much love for Valentini on this forum and I understand why (full disclosure: I buy and sell these in the Netherlands!) 2019 Azienda Agricola Valentini Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo - Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (10-6-2020) Just having received 120 bottles of this, anxious to try the 20...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche

The 2010 Echézeaux was pretty good during New Years Eve turning 2019! I rated it 94/100... 2010 Vintage 18/20 Jancis Robinson When to drink: 2017 to 2030 Very impressive and subtle on the nose. Great density and complexity. Lots of rich fruit. Extremely exuberant. A blind tasting of everyone’s Éche...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: TN - Vosne 2015 Lamarche

The 2010 Echézeaux was pretty good during New Years Eve turning 2019! I rated it 94/100... 2010 Vintage 18/20 Jancis Robinson When to drink: 2017 to 2030 Very impressive and subtle on the nose. Great density and complexity. Lots of rich fruit. Extremely exuberant. A blind tasting of everyone’s Échez...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5558

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Does 2018 Château Pavie count? So over extracted with so much drying tannins that you kind of wish for a new set of teeth and mouth before driving to the next Château for the next En-Primeur sample...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5558

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Alan Rath wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Can I just say, listing a corked wine is the equivalent of an Amazon reviewer giving one star for a product that arrived damaged due to shipping [wow.gif]
Another fair point!
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5558

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Does anyone think this is a great wine when sound??? Fair point...In that case I have been quite lucky still because my other flawed wines were not 'great' either! I was being a bit snarky, but I just had the 05 Grand Rue last weekend blind, and none of us were terribly impressed. The Engel might h...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5558

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

2005 Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue (corked) and 1999 Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue (far too advanced for this age and level). Does anyone think this is a great wine when sound??? Fair point...In that case I have been quite lucky still because my other flawed wines were not 'grea...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5558

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

A 1959 La Tour Blanche with Egon Müller (his birth year) which was corked. Luckily the 1959 Rieussec was on and the 1959 Moulin Touchais was on as well! 1999 Domaine René Engel Clos Vougeot in 2017 which was cooked. A friend of mine bought it for a 1999 tasting just before at an auction for quite a ...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2355

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

I own almost no dry/ GG. Except for Schloss Lieser GG Terroir Kiste 2018 (and 2019 coming...), Schäfer-Fröhlich GG Felseneck and Keller GG Kirchspiel. I am rarely in the mood for dry German Riesling to be quite honest, just find the Kabinett (in particular) and Spätlese to have a lote more "trinkflu...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 999
Views: 58243

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Ryan A wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Only missing VCC...
Correct, I did not catch a release date as of yet...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Andrew K. wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Thanks for the TN! Excited to have 6 on the way.
Good for you! I have quite some left as well and am very content with it! champagne.gif
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Had a tasting in the end of January this year, where the 2003 was very fine as well! https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/d6d719c8-f365-41a1-ba25-07b3f671c9cb.jpg The 2004 (3 bottles tried) were all too advanced. The 1998 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was amazing, the 1999 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was f...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 999
Views: 58243

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Already bought: Alter Ego Château Beychevelle Château Branaire Ducru Château Calon Ségur Château Clerc Milon Château Clinet Château Cos d'Estournel Château Croix de Labrie Château d'Armailhac Château Durfort Vivens Château Figeac Château Gazin Château Haut-Brion Château Haut-Brion Blanc Château la ...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Replies: 4
Views: 327

2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/ec98388b-d118-4eb4-8fe3-eb2f75dd1a51.jpg Small tasting glass @ VINEUM, so a brief note. The best white Premier Cru of Chassagne-Montrachet? Probably Les Ruchottes is just a notch above. Classic Ramonet spearmint, broad and long with refreshing acidity. Very, very go...
by dvansteenderen
June 18th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Had a tasting in the end of January this year, where the 2003 was very fine as well! https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/d6d719c8-f365-41a1-ba25-07b3f671c9cb.jpg The 2004 (3 bottles tried) were all too advanced. The 1998 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was amazing, the 1999 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was fi...
by dvansteenderen
June 17th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9113

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

(Jean-Claude) Ramonet (white & red) Bernard Moreau et Fils (white & red) Domaine Dujac (only red and no Père et Fils) F. Raveneau (only white, off course!) Henri Boillot (Maison and Domaine, white & red) Prieuré Roch (white & red and even some rosé) Counting the above producers of whom I own white ...
by dvansteenderen
June 15th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3523

Re: Best Brunellos

Above the top: Soldera The top: Biondi-Santi; Cerbaiola; Cerbaiona and Poggio di Sotto Just behind: Altesino; Canalicchio di Sopra; Casanova di Neri; Conti-Costanti; Eredi Fuligni; Il Maronetto; Le Chiuse; Le Potazzine; Valdicava Price-quality: Col d' Orcia; Il Poggione Disclaimer: I import/ buy and...
by dvansteenderen
June 13th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Describe each first growth Bordeaux in one word.
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Describe each first growth Bordeaux in one word.

Haut Brion - Burgundian
Lafite - Sophisticated
Latour - Longevity
Margaux - Refinement
Mouton - Lobbyist
by dvansteenderen
June 13th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1127

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Young and (very) good qpr: Chasse Spleen Blanc; Carbonnieux Blanc and Lamothe Bouscaut Blanc. DDC Blanc can be very good, but premox strikes there as well. 2003 recently was perfect for instance, while the 2010 was advanced?! Pape Clement Blanc sort of the same... SHL BLanc is great. Aîle d' Argent ...
by dvansteenderen
June 7th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?
Replies: 75
Views: 3227

Re: How does Riesling Kabinett change with age?

Great thread...I actually like my Kabinett on the (very) young side and drink Spätlese and up with more bottle age! I just love the tension of young Kabinett! Some of my favorites (disclaimer: this list includes some wineries that I import/ buy and sell in the Netherlands): Egon Müller (very expensi...
by dvansteenderen
May 12th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 2065

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?

Off course also a big fan of J.J. Prüm's Wehlener Sonnenuhr. And another vote for Schloss Lieser! Disclaimer: I import and sell these in the Netherlands...Insane p/q-ratio in my biased opinion. Willi Schaefer third I think. However his Graacher Domprobst wines are better! But that's not the question...
by dvansteenderen
April 29th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 86
Views: 5926

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Gabriel Gold Glas Edition
Conterno Giacomo Sensory

disclaimer: I sell both...
by dvansteenderen
April 3rd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieuré-Roch "PURE" bottlings
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Prieuré-Roch "PURE" bottlings

I have tried the 2017 Prieuré-Roch Pinoterie (and Rosé "Roses") and was enamored with them! Delicious wines, albeit at steep prices and in the secondary market even at very steep prices...

The whites I have tasted a few as well, a bit less impressive for my taste.
by dvansteenderen
March 23rd, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 21
Views: 1123

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 6:17 pm
The '15 is wide open and just about the most delicious young Barolo I have had.
This! Had it in January (2020) and it is plain gorgeous...
by dvansteenderen
March 12th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva
Replies: 35
Views: 1496

Re: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva

The Rarity Pinot Bianco releases by Cantina Terlan are even better (but a lot more expensive)...

Also recommended: Salwey Weissburgunder Henkenberg G.G., the already mentioned Nals Margreid 'Sirmian' and Venica & Venica Pinot Bianco "Talis".
by dvansteenderen
February 5th, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Schloss Lieser Riesling Kabinett 'Goldtröpfchen' 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1741

Re: TN: Schloss Lieser Riesling Kabinett 'Goldtröpfchen' 2018

2018 Schloss Lieser Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett Auction is indeed a great wine. Bought quite a few, on Magnum as well. The non-Auction single vineyard Schloss Lieser Kabinetts are amazing as well. Especially Doctor; Piesporter Goldtröpfchen (as you described) and the Graacher Himmelreich sh...
by dvansteenderen
January 26th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3794

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Egly-Ouriet and Selosse
by dvansteenderen
January 23rd, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 334
Views: 16499

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

You are quite right Otto, Valentini is definitely a notch above E. Pepe! I would say Musar is the most obvious. Didier Dagueneau when Didier was making the wines (Pouilly Fume specifically; I think all Loire SB, but I know others disagree). What about Tempier (for reds)? D'Esclans Garrus for Provenc...
by dvansteenderen
January 16th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2292

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

When tasting the 2018 Château Pontet Canet during the EP week in april 2019 I tasted the 2018 Pym Rae as well, the latter is very full bodied but also a bit alcoholic.
by dvansteenderen
January 13th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 1032

Re: Slovenian Riesling

Probably his Kanta Riesling from Australia? I have a Egon Mueller Slovenian Riesling that I bought directly from him when he was pouring at Rieslingfeier a few years ago. If I recall, it was no where near as good as his normal wines, but still have Riesling characteristics. I bought it as a curiosit...
by dvansteenderen
January 13th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 1032

Re: Slovenian Riesling

Correct Otto!
Otto Forsberg wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 7:19 am
TomHill wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 7:15 am
dvansteenderen wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 7:07 am
That's from Slovakia and not Slovenia...
ZevRovine site says it's Slovenia.
Tom
No, he meant Jay's Egon Müller Riesling.

edit: Or that's what at least I thought, since that non-German Egon winery is located in Slovakia.
by dvansteenderen
January 13th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 1032

Re: Slovenian Riesling

That's from Slovakia and not Slovenia...
by dvansteenderen
December 13th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 54
Views: 3677

Re: Egon Muller pricing

The thing about verticals, is that you have to buy every vintage. So I'm afraid I bought all the 2018's I could get my hands on. Mags too and even some 3 Liters... The other thing is, that his wines have the ability to degrade other top wines. This could be another reason for the price hike(s)! And ...
by dvansteenderen
November 14th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings
Replies: 48
Views: 2824

Re: Your top 10 Chenin Blanc bottlings

Thibaud Boudignon
Guiberteau
Clos Rougeard
François Chidaine
Domaine Huet
Château de Fosse-Sèche
Pierre Menard
Bernard Baudry
The Sadie Family Palladius
Jean Daneel

Not necessarily in that order...
by dvansteenderen
October 16th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 2163

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Not a big fan of generic Pinot Grigio, but kudos to you for being a good sport.

As mentioned before:

Venica & Venica Pinot Grigio Jesera
Vie di Romans Pinot Grigio Dessimis

A bit more out of the box:

Marjan Simçiç Pinot Grigio Brda Classic (Slovenia)
by dvansteenderen
October 13th, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6451

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Do not consume / taste so many Champagne actually, but these two make the cut:

NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Les Crayères 97/100
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne 95/100
by dvansteenderen
October 10th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 149
Views: 8304

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

FWIW I really loved 2008 Château Latour Grand Vin (tasted during EP this April after the 2018 Château Latour Grand Vin); 2008 Château Palmer (tasted with the export manager who also brought 2000 Château Palmer and I preferred the 2008) and 2008 Château Pontet-Canet (tasted in a flight of 2000-2011 C...
by dvansteenderen
October 5th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wagner-Stempel Heerkretz 2007 - 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Wagner-Stempel Heerkretz 2007 - 2018

You are far too kind Barry! My top 5 wines of last Monday afternoon: 1. 2017 Wagner-Stempel Riesling trocken EMT Auction (a very serious wine which I would love to take another crack at in 2029, what a powerhouse!) 2. 2014 Wagner-Stempel Siefersheimer Heerkretz Riesling Großes Gewächs (now even bett...

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