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by maureen nelson
July 11th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 25
Views: 873

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

1984 Carmenet and 1984-86 Laurel Glen were fab. I drank a ton of them but unfortunately finished them about 25 years ago.
by maureen nelson
July 9th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 96
Views: 3160

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

I read the title of this thread and the thought that popped into my head was “it’s never too late for love!”
by maureen nelson
July 7th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 1774

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Red:

NSG
GC
VR
CM
MSD
Corton

White:

Chablis
PM
SA
by maureen nelson
July 6th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Frederic Emile
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: 1990 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune and Frederic Emile

Thanks, Eric, my fellow Trimbach lover! I am still holding onto my lone 1990 CSH. Unfortunately I drank my last CFE ten years ago.
by maureen nelson
July 1st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41746

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Good direction here. Down ten bought only six (LM Chablis, half 2017 MdT, half 2018 Sechet).
by maureen nelson
June 30th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2244

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

it probably kept the secret value in Burgundy longer than Bordeaux due to his 1982 reviews, so count yourself lucky if you were old enough to buy those pre-1994 vintages. Absolutely! Before the advent of wine boards and Allen Meadows “Burghound” Burgundy was an arcane secret, known to a much smalle...
by maureen nelson
June 30th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2244

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Parker shows remarkable insight in the quoted section of the article. He never appreciated that burgundy can shut down, like bordeaux and cabernet, and so when he tasted them in bottle while they were shut down and only grasped the acidity and sometimes tannin he thought he’d misjudged them from bar...
by maureen nelson
June 25th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1928

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Well, this is just since I started using CT (a while ago - I am user #342) and so only measures the last 13:years or so: Climens (the 1986 is way in the lead) Trimbach CFE (the 04 and 97 lead but lots of the 1990 consumed pre-CT) Bachelet Corbeaux (01 with 99 and 02 tied just behind) Grivot Boudots ...
by maureen nelson
June 25th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

1990 CFE VT remains one of the greatest wines of my life. Well, as you know, I loved that wine for a long time and owned and drank north of two cases of it - and for years I found it superior to the 1989 VT - but the last couple of bottles I had (about three years ago) showed a wine a bit softer an...
by maureen nelson
June 24th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: What’s happening at Chateau Climens?

Envoyer just offered the dry one.
by maureen nelson
June 24th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

My favorite CFE is still the 1990 although I have also loved the 1995.
by maureen nelson
June 15th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2235

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

well, lots of ways to break this down - first sort of german wine is by grape variety as I do own german wine not made of riesling (not much though and mostly Muller-Catoir). Kabinett - 19% Spatlese - 41% Auslese - 32.5% (about 41% of this in half bottle and a few in 500 ml; also 43% of auslesen are...
by maureen nelson
June 12th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virginia wineries worth visiting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1017

Re: Virginia wineries worth visiting?

Bob Davis wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:57 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:17 pm
The most interest VA wines are being made by Lightwell Survey in Waynesboro.
Hmmm. Hadn't heard of it yet, but we'll be in the area Friday.
I think you need an appointment
by maureen nelson
June 11th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virginia wineries worth visiting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1017

Re: Virginia wineries worth visiting?

The most interest VA wines are being made by Lightwell Survey in Waynesboro.
by maureen nelson
June 9th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 30
Views: 1182

Re: TN: 2016 Max Ferd. Richter - Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 12:29 pm
I've tried Richter many times, and never been wowed.
Try the 2015 version of this wine. Utterly delicious!
by maureen nelson
June 9th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a mature Gouges! 1993 LSG
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: TN: a mature Gouges! 1993 LSG

cross that off the bucket list—a mature Gouges. The 93 les St. Georges was full of tertiary notes, mushroom, sous bois, firm but ripe tannins, good density and still a bit of fruit. All in all a solid Nuits. I Nuits’d come around eventually! Sort of like old Faiveley or Dunn Howell Mountain. OMG! T...
by maureen nelson
June 3rd, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8075

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I usually buy in 3s and 4s too but it seems I have a half dozen of about 25 different wines, from 2006 Comtes to 2010 Gerard Mugneret Boudots to 2008 Huet Le Mont DS. I have (well have paid for) a couple of cases of 2018 VDP auction kabinetts (Clemens Busch and Von Schubert) but they are really for ...
by maureen nelson
May 26th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charming WAPO article by young travel writer on pandemic drinking of her travel wine, collected in her youth
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Charming WAPO article by young travel writer on pandemic drinking of her travel wine, collected in her youth

I found this article most enjoyable (I've read other things by this young woman - not on wine, but on travel matters - and they are also pretty charming). https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2020/05/26/this-pandemic-im-drinking-through-souvenir-wine-ive-collected-since-i-was-14/?itid=hp_travel-tab...
by maureen nelson
May 22nd, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667262

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Burlotto Barbera d’Alba Aves x 4 and a couple more of Vajra’s NS della Neve, which I love.
by maureen nelson
May 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??

Gerhard’s comment about a heavier toast is consistent with my recollection.
by maureen nelson
May 21st, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??

I tasted the 02s with Louis Michel in his cellar the summer of 2003; definitely Bouchard chose and delivered the barrels for the wines bottled as Bouchard. But LM did the elevage. Tried both Reignots and La Romanees. Obviously more alike than different but you could ascertain some difference.
by maureen nelson
May 20th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: TN: 2001 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

I opened a bottle of this for a zoom tasting with Herr Selbach a couple of weeks ago and it was terrific. Perfectly balanced. Long. Delicious.
by maureen nelson
May 18th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Older Lafarge
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: LTB: Older Lafarge

yeah, please specify which wines he either already has or is looking for.
by maureen nelson
May 16th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Grands-Echezeaux Dinner + 1996 Salon / 2000 Krug
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: TN: Grands-Echezeaux Dinner + 1996 Salon / 2000 Krug

Paul, i have also heard that DRC was the source for potel’s gaudichot - in 1999.
by maureen nelson
May 12th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 2037

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

Can’t believe no one mentioned Weins-Prum. Until recently the best producer of WS wines not named Prum.
by maureen nelson
May 10th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: TN: 2012 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett

John Morris wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 10:02 am
I assume that Donnhoff managed to get botrytis if he bottled a Gold Capsule auction wine.
Aren’t all of his auslesen bottled with gold capsules? I have it in the back of my head there is some general misunderstanding re the estate’s use of gold. Paging Prof Bueker!
by maureen nelson
May 8th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667262

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A mixed block of 2018 Hudelot-Noellat burgs. I am likely to drink the bourgogne and villages wines, my grand-niece will get the premier and grand crus in her cellar.
by maureen nelson
May 5th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine store in Missouri?
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Best wine store in Missouri?

thanks
by maureen nelson
May 3rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Riesling Recommendations
Replies: 79
Views: 2658

Re: German Riesling Recommendations

I buy and drink a lot of german wines. For someone exploring I highly recommend Selbach-Oster. The estate makes wine from several great vineyards and you can compare and contrat, e.g., the kabinetts from schlossberg to those from the sonnenuhr vineyards in Zelten. Delicious young and older. Had an 0...
by maureen nelson
May 3rd, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667262

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A mixed case of 2017 Lightwell Survey, an outstanding VA producer of interesting wines, for my budding winegeek niece. Check them out - very terrific.

https://www.lightwellsurvey.com/shop.html
by maureen nelson
May 2nd, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3884

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

In addition to the ambiguity around "amateur," I think there are two different definitions being used (but not acknowledged) here of decant. I decant every red wine I open at home if for no other reason than to eliminate sediment. Whether/how long I let the wine sit in the decanted before drinking ...
by maureen nelson
May 2nd, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41746

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

alan weinberg wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 11:14 am
maureen nelson wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Shared a 2008 Louis Michel MdT with a friend that i carried into Le Diplomate
I can see carrying him out but geez, why didn’t you let him walk in?
Carrying Louis Michel allowed me to get close to those red pants!
by maureen nelson
May 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41746

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sigh. 22 purchased, 9 consumed (and four of those were gifts to others, while 3 that I drank were half bottles. geez, on the wagon? Basically yes. Since the beginning of the year. I did drink the night of the Rhys zoom event and superbowl weekend but not much otherwise. Plan to drink this evening t...
by maureen nelson
May 2nd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667262

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2017 A.J. Adam Drohner Hofberg Riesling Kabinett Since being introduced to this by a Jay Hack post mentioning the 2014, we have enjoyed the 2014, the 2015 (also purchased several bottles) and now the 2017. Drank an 08 recently. Excellent. Hi Maureen, Just looked at your post again apropos my re...
by maureen nelson
May 2nd, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you wish you had more of
Replies: 66
Views: 3057

Re: Producers you wish you had more of

If I am limiting my responses to producers I was buying when they were relatively reasonably priced: Roumier (started buying with the 1985 vintage but just bought the village chambolle in early years and not enough!) Mugneret-Gibourg (i was already buying these by the late 1990s) Hudelot Noellat (di...
by maureen nelson
May 1st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine store in Missouri?
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Best wine store in Missouri?

Thomas Keim wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 5:19 pm
Berserker Jim Coley runs the Gomer's Wine & Spirits shop in Kansas City, and it's a terrific place with a superb selection. Lots and lots of cool kinky stuff.
Know which store?
by maureen nelson
May 1st, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine store in Missouri?
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Best wine store in Missouri?

I want to send a friend some wine and just learned Missouri is no longer open for shipping. So i will need to buy in Missouri. Recommendations?
by maureen nelson
May 1st, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41746

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sigh. 22 purchased, 9 consumed (and four of those were gifts to others, while 3 that I drank were half bottles.
by maureen nelson
May 1st, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 786
Views: 41746

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 2:50 pm
My inventory is exploding. I basically decided that since I could afford to buy a lot of wine, I would. Wineries need the support right now, so I am doing my part. Once things get back to semi-normal the spigot is going to get shut off...probably by my wife.
Your sacrifice is honorable!
by maureen nelson
April 30th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4939

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Pat Martin wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 5:07 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 1:56 pm
2008 Cailles was solid last night, good but not special. Suddenly about the 2 hour mark it exploded with ripe dark cherry fruit and texture, totally different and excellent.
Gilman is proven correct!
Just what I was thinking!
by maureen nelson
April 29th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3884

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

need to give this a hefty cosign, especially the last part. i have found extended decanting to lock up red burgundy more often than not. I have found this to be true only with mugnier’s chambolles. A bad experience with 2001 Mugnier Fuees made me swear off decanting red burgs (it faded fast), but t...
by maureen nelson
April 29th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3884

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

Intimidation has nothing to do with my agreement with him. You have a lot of experience, I have no criticism whatsoever. But I think a lot of people decant wine because it makes them feel like serious wine people. And it imbues the wine with significance. Many blind tastings show people prefer wine...
by maureen nelson
April 29th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3884

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

Intimidation has nothing to do with my agreement with him.
by maureen nelson
April 29th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3884

Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

An excerpt from a long discussion that caught my eye: "As I mentioned in the introduction, I am a very strong advocate of decanting virtually every example of pinot noir or red Burgundy that I drink and believe that there are few red wine grape varieties that benefit more from proper aeration than p...
by maureen nelson
April 28th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4939

Re: How good is Chevillon?

Just finished my last 96 LSG a few months ago. An excellent wine, but be aware it takes at least an hour of air to begin to open up. One other note in searching for older vintages, if I remember Chevillon had significant cork issues with an uncomfortable number of corked wines somewhere in the earl...

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