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by Henry Kahn
August 10th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2016 Foradori Nosiola Fontanasanta Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: TN:2016 Foradori Nosiola Fontanasanta Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Thanks for note. Tempting me to try tonight if I can persuade rosso-oriented friends. I always think these wines take me more to Loire than Burgundy but with some distinctly Italian soul and energy BTW, 14 Teroldego Morei is in a really fine spot now...
by Henry Kahn
August 7th, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin--Problems and Solutions
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Coravin--Problems and Solutions

I poured off a half glass of a tasty Bourgogne rouge the other night, the bottle with coravin inserted was standing upright, and about 5 minutes later I heard the capsule discharge. So that little pour ended up costing about as much as a decent 1ere. Have others experienced this? Is there a workarou...
by Henry Kahn
July 15th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1813

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

The 10 Vaillons was rocking last night. Tight and a little dark (golden) in color on opening. But an hour into the decant it really blossomed, lots of oyster shell minerality and quite rich/structured. A brilliant future ahead I've got this case in a very cold corner of my passive cellar and had to ...
by Henry Kahn
July 13th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1813

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Todd: I'm a Chablis Johnny-come-lately, as you may know, but I do have a mixed case of Sechet, Vaillons and Foret from the 2010 vintage. If I were tempted to pop one tomorrow for Bastille Day (which also happens to be my birthday), would you have a view on which one might be closest to peak?
by Henry Kahn
July 7th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)

Daniel Landi, part of the Comando G duo, produced a very fine entry level garnacha with his 16 Las Uvas de la Ira, similar pricing to the La Bruja. I'm looking forward to tasting the 1er.... And totally enjoyed his higher end, 2014 El Reventon a few months ago, if on the young side. Very exciting wi...
by Henry Kahn
June 14th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2090

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

David, the octopus/black olive/farro appetizer at Tagliata is a sublime pairing with the Terre Nere Rosato... perhaps a little cool today, but a perfect way to enjoy al fresco dining in charm city....
by Henry Kahn
June 11th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2090

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Maybe this is non-responsive, but I had grilled octopus with black olives the other day, and it paired oh so well with a Mt Etna rosato (this one, the 18 Terre Nere)
by Henry Kahn
April 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Luís Seabra Vinhos Xisto Cru (Portugal, Douro)
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2014 Luís Seabra Vinhos Xisto Cru (Portugal, Douro)

We had the wine the other night against a really good PYCM St. Aubin 1ere (15 Champlots).... They really complemented each other. This wine had great floral notes and great structure and denisty, and really made the oak and flint notes in the burg stand out, even seemed to exaggerate them a tad. But...
by Henry Kahn
November 22nd, 2018, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Monje Tacoronte-Acentejo Hollera (Spain, Canary Islands, Tacoronte-Acentejo)
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: TN: 2017 Monje Tacoronte-Acentejo Hollera (Spain, Canary Islands, Tacoronte-Acentejo)

Todd, as you know, I enjoyed this and restocked. I'm actually going to try it today with a lighter footed Dolcetto from Elio Sandri and perhaps a Beaujolais (depending on the demand at dinner) and see how it plays in that mix, playing more to the fruit/earth side. I find the c.m. makes this rather d...
by Henry Kahn
October 14th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese

What does this imply about the aging curve for the Hermannshohle and the Oberhauser?
by Henry Kahn
May 9th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?
Replies: 44
Views: 1195

Birth Year Wine Options for 1978?

78 Giacosa Red Labels are glorious right now, as are well-stored bottles of 78 Valentino Riserva... based on a pretty spectacular run of tastings in the past month... produttori's can also be quite fine, in particular Rabaja, but count on bottle variation...
by Henry Kahn
April 30th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bruno Giacosa in Seven Bottles
Replies: 28
Views: 2033

Bruno Giacosa in Seven Bottles

Greg, excellent notes that captured the evening perfectly. And also interesting to speculate the effect of provenance on these showings. The few times I've had 90 Asili it has been stunning, and those kind enough to offer could vouch for perfect provenance from Italy. The provenance on the 78 Rionda...
by Henry Kahn
April 30th, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 59
Views: 2860

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

G. Mascarello makes an interesting Freisa and G. Rinaldi a very good Ruche (I think they call it Rosae). Vajra's Freisa can approach nebbiolo in quality and is a much bigger framed rendition than others which, true to the name, can have some bright red, strawberry notes and sometimes a bit of frizza...
by Henry Kahn
April 27th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roberto Conterno buys historic Gattinara producer Nervi
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Roberto Conterno buys historic Gattinara producer Nervi

A nervy move... Not doubting the quality of Alto Piemonte, but I've been put off by a lot of the pricing I see on the retail shelves already, when compared to values in the Langhe.... I'll be curious to see if there is much more elasticity in that pricing
by Henry Kahn
March 25th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico
Replies: 4
Views: 329

TN: 2015 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico

I'm really really enjoying 2015 Chianti Classicos, not a wine that I drink regularly. It's a warm vintage and the wines are generous, but they make for excellent drinking. Ones I've particularly enjoyed include Rodano, Monteraponi and Montevertine's Pian di Ciampolo. I suspect I'll prefer these to t...
by Henry Kahn
March 25th, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 568

TN: 2009 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

Martin and others, sorry for the delay in posting but I have had trouble with my password. FWIW, we had 2009 Schafer-Frohilich Felseneck GG and 2005 S-F Halenberg GG a couple weeks ago (the night after we had a glorious bottle of 04 Knoll Kellerberg Riesling Smaragd). Both of these bottles were love...
by Henry Kahn
December 31st, 2017, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tale of 2 Garagiste Purchases (Galardi/Domaine du Coulet)
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Tale of 2 Garagiste Purchases (Galardi/Domaine du Coulet)

I confess, some years ago I got bit by the Garagiste bug, initially by an offer for 1998 Giacosa Santo Stefano Barbaresco Riserva (for which I am eternally grateful), but in time it became very disparate and undisciplined. This weekend by chance I had a bottle of 2004 Domaine du Coulet Cornas Billes...
by Henry Kahn
November 18th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Verona and Lombardy, where to go and what to do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1057

Verona and Lombardy, where to go and what to do?

We had a wonderful stay at the Lido Palace in Riva del Garda last year. Truly lovely, mesmerizing spot. That's at the north end, perhaps in Trentino rather than the Veneto, but it was a great gateway to travel northward through Trentino (where we visited Foradori) and ultimately Alto-Adige....
by Henry Kahn
September 29th, 2017, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Experience with 2015 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau?
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Experience with 2015 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau?

I thought it was credible rendition of an old world grape, compared to many other experiments with varietals that should remain in their indigenous regions only...Which is not to say I'd own, but them I'm a terrible old world elitist snob
by Henry Kahn
September 17th, 2017, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Pizza TNs: three from Italy
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Friday Night Pizza TNs: three from Italy

Bobbo -- I've always been a big Passopisciaro fan, they definitely require air. And as much as I loved pertimali in the day (and I know I'm being redundant), glad you got a good bottle of 01 Pertimali. I've found with the Normale, that is about a 1 in 3; that's a much better average in baseball. The...
by Henry Kahn
September 12th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rosh Hashanah wines or what goes well with brisket?
Replies: 29
Views: 1697

Rosh Hashanah wines or what goes well with brisket?

Apologies in advance for the thread drift, but the past couple of years for Pesach my wife has been marinating the brisket in pomegranate juice. A sublime pairing for that recipe is Foradori Granato or another one of the Foradori teroldego bottlings from amphora... but then I'm an italophile and I a...
by Henry Kahn
August 27th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing for crab cakes?
Replies: 31
Views: 1166

Pairing for crab cakes?

In Baltimore, those of in the know insist on a Riesling kabinett, killer with donnhoff or willi Schaefer, and an aj adam feinherb could be quite fine as well (and of course the crab cake cannot have anything in it but a touch of breading, mayonnaise, and old bay seasoning)...
by Henry Kahn
August 23rd, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Let's talk Godello : Valdesil
Replies: 15
Views: 448

TN: Let's talk Godello : Valdesil

Doctor Jay, any Godello producer I should visit when I go to Ribeira Sacra in October?
by Henry Kahn
August 13th, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goings On at Kermit Lynch
Replies: 20
Views: 2257

Goings On at Kermit Lynch

Nossing wines are a great value. If you see the 13 Kerner, grab it
by Henry Kahn
August 12th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday night pizza TNs: Two from Livio Sassetti
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Friday night pizza TNs: Two from Livio Sassetti

Good to see these notes Bob. I've found a lot more consistency in the 99 than the 01 (although the 01 Riserva is terrific). As much as I loved Sassetti's work for so many years (85, 88,95 in particular) and fondly recall a visit many years ago, one of my very first, in hindsight it appears to me tha...
by Henry Kahn
July 20th, 2017, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Elatis Vino da Tavola (Italy, Piedmont, Vino da Tavola)
Replies: 6
Views: 371

TN: 2016 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Elatis Vino da Tavola (Italy, Piedmont, Vino da Tavola)

Todd, not sure I can find this wine locally, but if the Rubentis Txakolina Rose is in the AZ market it, try it out and let me know what you think; and I'm not much of a rose junky (unless you tempt me with a Cotat Sancerre Rose and tell me you got on a close-out)
by Henry Kahn
July 16th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Peach Farm Friday Fun
Replies: 2
Views: 368

2012 Domaine Pelican Trois Cepages

2012 Domaine du Pelican Arbois Trois Cépages. This is a bit sweeter, sexier and more floral in tone—showing off pretty aromas of raspberries, strawberry licorice, tanned leather, browned tobacco, spices, purple flowers and caked dirt. In the mouth, it’s young and coiled, but increasingly expressive...
by Henry Kahn
June 9th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Attn. D.C. Berserkers: Ripple to close June 24
Replies: 25
Views: 1453

Attn. D.C. Berserkers: Ripple to close June 24

Dang. I guess I didn't support enough!!
by Henry Kahn
May 21st, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 AR.PE.PE. Rosso di Valtellina
Replies: 15
Views: 616

TN: 2013 AR.PE.PE. Rosso di Valtellina

Good to hear! I've been loving the 12 and also missed an opportunity to taste the new releases. There is no bigger Produttori fan than me, but Valtellina wines are a totally different animal and the entry level Ar pe pe is a great window into that region --- though I must admit to sticker shock at s...
by Henry Kahn
May 6th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 17
Views: 1293

TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Henry, I can understand and generally agree with that assessment. As a result, I have picked through them quite carefully. Also, of course, some like that style and they probably have their place depending upon what's on the table/grill. I'm lovin the 2015 Thivin Cote de Brouilly and need to exerci...
by Henry Kahn
May 6th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 17
Views: 1293

TN: 2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

I'm not in the trade, but one of my retailers whom I really respect thinks 2015 morgons are too ripe/too big.
by Henry Kahn
April 25th, 2017, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent vintage wines that are no longer made. Modern unicorns
Replies: 57
Views: 3011

Recent vintage wines that are no longer made. Modern unicorns

I was just about to post same, Dottore Ken. In particular the Collina Rionda, which is a long story on how access to this unique terroir
by Henry Kahn
April 9th, 2017, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Moccagatta
Replies: 17
Views: 958

TN: 2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Moccagatta

I had a similar experience this weekend with 04 Vietti Castiglione Barolo, althought the tannins were perhaps a bit more pronounced than your description...
by Henry Kahn
March 18th, 2017, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday night pizza TNs: two Fontallori ;^)
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Friday night pizza TNs: two Fontallori ;^)

Bob, perhaps on your recommendation I've had a few bottles of 04 Fontalloro recently (IIR, a closeout at $30/btl). It's a lovely wine, and becomes a bit more silky on day 2 and some tobacco notes that I associate with maturing sangio fruit. I think its starting to get into a pretty good place. In co...
by Henry Kahn
March 15th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five words to describe a wine you would like.
Replies: 64
Views: 1985

Five words to describe a wine you would like.

Bruno,
Giacosa,
Collina,
Rionda,
Riserva
by Henry Kahn
February 28th, 2017, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Produttori di Barbaresco - Asili Riserva
Replies: 4
Views: 692

TN: 1985 Produttori di Barbaresco - Asili Riserva

85 vintage had such mixed results. Produttori really knocked it out of the park in this vintage in my experience, up and down the line. Thanks also for the note, and also agree with Todd's assessment above
by Henry Kahn
February 28th, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday TNs: '14 & '15 Chidaine Les Bournais
Replies: 27
Views: 1272

Sunday TNs: '14 & '15 Chidaine Les Bournais

Popped a 15 Chidaine Habert last night. It's demi-sec. Abt 12% ABV. Light colored, energetic, lovely wine. My impression compared to some of the 14s I've tried (I don't think I have this one) is quite similar. I want to own more of this one...
by Henry Kahn
February 2nd, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

TN: 2012 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

Turning back to 2004, I had the 2004 Fontalloro last night and the 1999 a few days earlier. The 2004 is getting to be in very good drinking place. There is a wee tad bit of oak still to integrate, but I would hardly call this polished. I think it is a very fine rendition of sangiovese and at a fair ...
by Henry Kahn
December 25th, 2016, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mostly 89 Nebbiolo at Magdalena in Baltimore
Replies: 7
Views: 741

TN: Mostly 89 Nebbiolo at Magdalena in Baltimore

Todd, thanks for posting this. (I've been busy and had forgotten my password). You are a great dinner companion, a very generous fellow traveler, and a great note taker. I thought you captured the Baroli well. The Colonello was quite memorable, as I tend to prefer the Cicala but not that night, and ...
by Henry Kahn
November 24th, 2016, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HIRSCH-Tasting in Berlin - Stelvin since vintage 2002
Replies: 4
Views: 440

HIRSCH-Tasting in Berlin - Stelvin since vintage 2002

Martin, I just got a small lot of 07 Heilegenstein which I'm interested in tasting, Can you infer from your tasting whether I should be patient, or try one soon, potentially as part of our Thanksgiving Dinner
by Henry Kahn
November 12th, 2016, 4:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Side-by-side tasting of all nine Produttori crus in 2011
Replies: 55
Views: 3418

TN: Side-by-side tasting of all nine Produttori crus in 2011

I had the Paje this week and it really opened up on the second night; I wasn't sure what to make of the initial pour To me, very distinctive, balsamic plummy fruit that reminded me of this bruit in the hand of Roagna, the bouquet was somewhat lifted but I didn't find it hot. I was thrilled by the wi...
by Henry Kahn
November 12th, 2016, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3599

BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2015

You're speaking of the kabinett, right? Martin, have you tired Richter's Wehlener spat?
by Henry Kahn
November 6th, 2016, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3599

BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2015

I opened the Weiser Kunstler Ellergrub last night, and totally enjoyed... I thought on a nearly comparable level to the Schloss-Lieser (I've only sourced the Juffer so far)... I'm not entirely sure what to make of the Keller Limestone Kabinett, racy acidity and a totally differenty minerality than t...
by Henry Kahn
October 30th, 2016, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3599

BerlinKabinettCup - Kabinett 2015

Martin, I've abstained from the hysteria around the 15 Riesling so far, but tonight am tasting the Brauneberger Juffer kabinetts from both Richter and Schloss-Lieser. Bother are quite fine; to me the Schloss-Lieser has a bit more of an acidic spine and more tension, but both are quite tasty even at ...
by Henry Kahn
October 1st, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rosh Hashanah wines or what goes well with brisket?
Replies: 29
Views: 1697

Rosh Hashanah wines or what goes well with brisket?

L'Shanah Tovah all. I vote for nebbiolo, as long as the sauce is not too sweet/tomatoey. I know better than to argue with Keith, but I find brisket more like bresato!
by Henry Kahn
August 14th, 2016, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's not Asili move to open this Santo Stefano now.
Replies: 6
Views: 787

It's not Asili move to open this Santo Stefano now.

Kelly, did you just have a special birthday or something?

Re the White Labels, recent experience shows in my view that the Santo Stefano is a bit more approachable than the Asili. I've found the Asili still in an awkward phase, but man did it sing about 7 years ago...
by Henry Kahn
May 29th, 2016, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick a bottle from the list at Lidia's KC
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Help me pick a bottle from the list at Lidia's KC

You can't go wrong with any of the Vajra wines -- barbera, dolcetto, or the 11 Barolo. The 11s show well know and the pricing is not too bad (compared to Bastianich NY pricing). Their own Vespa Rosso can also be tasting, if I recall there is some ripasso fruit (that is, dried grapes) that give the w...
by Henry Kahn
April 20th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gelber Muskateller, is it getting any love from you?
Replies: 17
Views: 535

TN: Gelber Muskateller, is it getting any love from you?

CHRIST yes!

Really like, and still enjoy, Weingut Christ's 2012 Gelber...
by Henry Kahn
February 9th, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Festa del Barolo 2016 - Impressions and Notes
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

La Festa del Barolo 2016 - Impressions and Notes

Ken is always the life of the party. I thought the tasting on Saturday was very instructive and I'm not sure I agree with AG's claim that the vintage made the wines seem consistent. I thought that it was a format where one could explore both the differences and the similarities. Among the standouts ...
by Henry Kahn
January 22nd, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Friday night, pre-blizzard, Pizza wines
Replies: 2
Views: 285

TNs: Friday night, pre-blizzard, Pizza wines

They all sound tasty Bob. Glad to see that nerello mascalese is proving to be ageworthy. I love em when they are young but don't have anything with that amount of age. It's really coming down here south of the Mason Dixon line, glad you got a start on the evening.

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