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by Panos Kakaviatos
January 10th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beware them out of state shipping costs
Replies: 47
Views: 2811

Beware them out of state shipping costs

I went to UPS' website and uploaded a 45 lb box that was 17"x14"x15" (a styro 12 pack shipping box size) from HDH to a commerical address in Richmond, VA (I don't know your exact address so I used a hotel on the east end of the state). It didn't have any "alcohol" as a choice in shipping options so...
by Panos Kakaviatos
January 10th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beware them out of state shipping costs
Replies: 47
Views: 2811

Beware them out of state shipping costs

Beware of absurd wine shipping costs, with certain out-of-state stores. Be careful before “approving” your orders and double check the out of state shipping costs as some stores use “third party” shipping. They say that they have to, but for a case of La Lagune, 12 bottles, to be delivered to Virgin...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 28th, 2017, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cote Rôtie La Divine Jean-Luc Colombo 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 415

TN: Cote Rôtie La Divine Jean-Luc Colombo 2014

Bravo to Jean-Luc Colombo. This is a gorgeous - make it quite divine - Cote-Rotie exuding bright vivid dark cherry and blackberry fruit along with an almost wet stone aspect coupled with white pepper that is more pronounced on the veritably suave palate, not so much silky as smooth. Long and cool bl...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 20th, 2017, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs

Of the three major "modernist" consultants, Rolland, Dererencourt and De Bouard, I like the wines of De Board best. Also bear in mind, the effects of all three is magnified when there is little or no Cabernet. In Siran's case, even there is plenty of Merlot, there is 40% Cabernet, enough to dull so...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 20th, 2017, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Patrick Maroteaux of Branaire
Replies: 1
Views: 176

RIP Patrick Maroteaux of Branaire

One of the kindest people I ever met in Bordeaux. Patrick had a huge passion for wine. I met him first in 2003. I then got to know his family. Every time we met he would ask many questions about a wide variety of topics because he was naturally curious. He was always engaged and focused in his conve...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 19th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prenatal 2017 Burgundies one day before the Hospices de Beaune
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Prenatal 2017 Burgundies one day before the Hospices de Beaune

Interesting! Reds were a bit all over the place. Other tasters felt that the Batard was disappointing but good for the charity to raise that money :-).
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 19th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs

Siran can be very good! I didn’t try it but will do so later :-).
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 19th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs

Absolutely fascinating notes, thanks. I am not sure the Prieure score was such an aberration; I was seeing vast improvements with 2009 and 2010, both seemed to slip under the radar. For me the real surprise was Cantenac Brown, which I have never found much in the way of elegance, it has always been...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 19th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prenatal 2017 Burgundies one day before the Hospices de Beaune
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Prenatal 2017 Burgundies one day before the Hospices de Beaune

TASTING PRENATAL WINES ONE DAY BEFORE THE HOSPICES DE BEAUNE AUCTION - Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy (11/18/2017) Based on a tasting of wines - to be sold today at auction at the famous Hospices de Beaune - the 2017 vintage seems to reflect a vintage where whites were more challenging and reds fairl...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 18th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs

Cheers All, I should add that I tasted a couple of really good QPR wines earlier this month as well: Chateau Pibarnon (Pauillac) and Potensac (Medoc). Hardly unknown, but they both excelled in 2015. Top ten in more or less order of preference from the Medocs tasted earlier this month: 1. Château Mar...
by Panos Kakaviatos
November 18th, 2017, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Bordeaux 2015 from bottle: mainly classified Medocs

Here a video into to many wines tasted from bottle earlier this month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1nMUottVE How good are Bordeaux 2015 from bottle? Based on two days of tasting top Médoc wines in early November 2017, I would say quite good. For complete version, more videos and pictures: http...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 31st, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.

Panos: curious as to your thoughts about how well Cab Franc did in 2016. What about some of the others - I know you loved the Lafleur and Cheval Blanc, but what about Hosanna, Le Dome and others with a high percentage of CF? Would love to know your thoughts. OK, I asked around a bit re Cabernet Fra...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 28th, 2017, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.

Panos: curious as to your thoughts about how well Cab Franc did in 2016. What about some of the others - I know you loved the Lafleur and Cheval Blanc, but what about Hosanna, Le Dome and others with a high percentage of CF? Would love to know your thoughts. Will get back to you in a few days... th...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 28th, 2017, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.

You all forgot that the wine rests in 100%!!! new wood. This + Rolland = avoid! The wine is modern, without any terroir influence, more Napa than Bordeaux, without character and a caricature of Bordeaux. :-) Panos did loose all his senses obviously. Jurgen, I am not sure how serious you are being, ...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 27th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.

Come on Panos, I'm trying not to buy new stuff!!! So we've been hearing of this estate moving a bit modern with 2014 vintage, any comparative thoughts, say to 2010, 2009, 2000, 1998, 1990? Curious. Just remind yourself that Rolland is involved. While the hand of Michel was detectable last year, not...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 27th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Best Figeac from barrel? For me, yes.

One of my top of the pops from barrel tastings of #Bordeaux16 is Château Figeac. Could we say that it rivals Cheval Blanc – and for less money? Yes, we can. Probably the best Château Figeac I ever have tried from barrel, and superior to last year’s wine, as Cabernet Franc proved particularly success...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 17th, 2017, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mouton dinner with Philippe Dhalluin and Bernard Burtschy
Replies: 27
Views: 1727

TN: Mouton dinner with Philippe Dhalluin and Bernard Burtschy

How can anyone doubt the promotion of Mouton to a first growth? I think it is hard in Bordeaux today to say what should be a first growth and what should not be a first growth. Certainly, Mouton makes great wines. But, so do other estates. For example, if you add up Kevin's scores for Mouton, the a...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 14th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mouton dinner with Philippe Dhalluin and Bernard Burtschy
Replies: 27
Views: 1727

TN: Mouton dinner with Philippe Dhalluin and Bernard Burtschy

Great notes Kevin; thanks for sharing. I wish I could've been there. When I tasted the Bordeaux barrel samples earlier at the Château Philippe was just as you described. We enjoyed also a series of 2010 wines that he opened. I really enjoyed reading your notes, well written as usual. And we agree es...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 2nd, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Sorry I meant to reply to the above reposting by Laurent. My point about Pavie is that I was half expecting an oak ridden, über concentrated libation but it wasn't so... I wonder how it will be in another 10 years.
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 2nd, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

I rated Tertre-Roteboeuf 2000 92/100 in April 2015. Very ripe of course, and my guests unsurprisingly proposed a super toscan or a californian Bordeaux blend (the wine served beside was Cheval-Blanc 1998, very ripe as well). On the basis of the bottle tasted during the Pavie dinner a few years ago,...
by Panos Kakaviatos
May 2nd, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Kevin is a great taster: always careful and with a very perceptive nose. Of course he has stylistic preferences and we disagree sometimes on these. There is and always should be room - thank goodness - for such disagreement. As for Rochebelle, I'm scratching my head just a bit, but not too much. The...
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 30th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

I am rather sure, Kevin, that you've had too many 2000s from the white horse in recent years, and that last one wasn't comparatively as good to your palate. Wines I may have then scored 105 points. I have not had as many tastings of Cheval Blanc 2000, so don't share your "problem" ;-). [cheers.gif]
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 30th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some fairly serious Bordeaux at Burdigala
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Some fairly serious Bordeaux at Burdigala

Wow Mark! Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 30th, 2017, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Cheers Jürgen! Let's organize a meeting for wine in June. Would you be free that month?
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 30th, 2017, 12:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Kevin- great tasting.Surprised the Ausone didn't score higher,but as we all know ,bottle variation ( or should I say cork ) is massive the older a bottle gets.I'll have to pull a Valandraud and an Angelus for scientific purposes.Was served the 00 Pavie 5 years ago blind and found it to be delicious...
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 30th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting
Replies: 99
Views: 3381

TN: Comprehensive 2000 St Emilion Blind Tasting

Thanks for posting Kevin. Excellent notes as usual. Since January this year, I had wanted to organize this as a blind tasting of Saint Emilion 2000 to compare the top classified growths against "lesser" pedigrees. It would be a follow up to a blind tasting that I had organized in Strasbourg back in ...
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 28th, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marvelous tasting of Leoville las Cases last night
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Marvelous tasting of Leoville las Cases last night

Thanks for posting notes Kevin and Keith. I really did like the 1975 and found it surprising as Kevin did. Of course Chris has enjoyed it over more years, so ... And as Chris wrote in general about LLC, too. On my website I basically categorized all of the LLCs we enjoyed as "nirvana" wines. They ar...
by Panos Kakaviatos
April 27th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marvelous tasting of Leoville las Cases last night
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Marvelous tasting of Leoville las Cases last night

Great notes as usual Howard. A truly fun evening. 1982 was perhaps my overall favorite as well, but the 1986 was so impressive, too. And the 1990 seductive, the 1989 more grip, the 1975 sheer cigar box mature class. Here my notes and photos from the evening: http://wine-chronicles.com/blog/high-clas...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 5th, 2017, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

I had the '05 Brane Cantenac, Lagrange (375) and Branaire Ducru (375) tonight. The Lagrange was nice but still has some oak to resolve, which is normal for the house. The Branaire is still shut tight and needs at least another 5 years. The Brane Cantenac is a lovely wine and just approaching it's "...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 5th, 2017, 1:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

When we did a St-Emilion "first growth" dinner in London two years ago I couldn't finish my glass of 2005 Pavie. I found it abhorrent. It clearly needed a lot of time but it was anyone's guess around the table how it would evolve over time. I have a lot of sympathy for the proposition that great te...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 5th, 2017, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Ch. Malescot St-Exupery
Replies: 4
Views: 452

TN: 2004 Ch. Malescot St-Exupery

Thanks for sharing. I really like many 2004s. Recently had a most agreeable experience with the Leoville Barton.
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18311

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

Jürgen Steinke wrote:Nothing to add – pure wisdom.
Cheers Jürgen. Speaking of live tastings, we are due for one :-) [cheers.gif]
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

Pavie is an interesting discussion. Perhaps this is where terroir can partly overcome manipulation to some degree. While I thought most of the 2005 St. Ems that I had where objectively bad, Pavie to me, is only subjectively not great. I see the quality of the materials and totally see how this wine...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

Panos, Vauthier decided to lower the % of new oak over the last vintages. Most of them being good but not outstanding more or less. (2015 the exception). When another 2005 comes along – will this wine be raised in lesser new oak? BTW: 2005 Petrus is raised in less new oak but wasn't amongst the win...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18311

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

Nowadays with the intertweetswebs its easier to find older wines, esoteric tasting groups, CellarTracker crowd sourced TNs, compared to a generation ago so I think there is much more ways for people to find out what they really like. Personally I quite like the 2003 Medocs, 2005 Bdx, and 2007 CNDPs...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18311

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

A. So wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:
Neal.Mollen wrote:I am pretty sure I have a couple of bottles of 2000 Troplong. Maybe I will open one this weekend. And toast to Robert.
Enjoy your Troplong Hangtime [wink.gif]
Now that is a good one.
Oh my goodness, that is really funny! [wow.gif]
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

Good points indeed. I wanted to stress about how the Vauthier family has decided in last couple of vintages to lower the new oak. New oak, per se, 100% is not by itself a bad thing. Au contraire. It can be simply fabulous. But the danger IMHO - for lovers of fresher expressions of Bordeaux - is when...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

Jürgen, it is most interesting to talk about Ausone. Jean Claude Berrouet prefers the older school style at Ausone, before the Vauthiers took full control in the mid 90s. But I recall tasting the 95 a few years back, which is gorgeous. And the 2005 from barrel while having struck me as somewhat big ...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 4th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.
Replies: 63
Views: 5212

Bordeaux 2005 - 12 Years On. Blind tasted.

Great Post, thanks for sharing. I am not surprised for example with Pavie Macquin, a 2005 that exhibited a very high alcohol balance - 15,5% I believe - and the evidently extracted new oak tannins. Certainly it comes from top notch terroir in Saint Emilion, but really it's pushing the winemaking env...
by Panos Kakaviatos
March 1st, 2017, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18311

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

Global warming only explains so much. You do not cut yields by half because of ... global warming. You do not wait longer for "maximum maturity" because of global warming. Or "full phenolic ripeness". For my 50th birthday dinner, there was a very frank disagreement over this very theme between Olivi...
by Panos Kakaviatos
February 25th, 2017, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18311

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

Howard, it´s the second time you put words into my mouth. I don´t know why. All I want to say is that alc is not the parameter wines should be measured. At least not alone. I never said any wine should be high in alc. I say that high alc must´t be a flaw. But some here on this board think that way ...
by Panos Kakaviatos
February 20th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

TN: 2015 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly

Great producer!
by Panos Kakaviatos
February 20th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates
Replies: 414
Views: 18311

Chateau Poujeaux is Dead to Me, Along with Other Recently Rollandized Estates

Somewhat off topic here, but Jürgen set me off when talking about the ripeness of the vintage... At a vertical tasting of Montrose last month in Washington D.C. it was interesting to compare the 2009 with the 2010. Both babies. Some tasters disliked the 2009 for having "too much fat, too much richne...
by Panos Kakaviatos
February 5th, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fit for a wine loving Groundhog: Bordeaux back to 1970, by way of a 1982 trio
Replies: 7
Views: 583

TN: Fit for a wine loving Groundhog: Bordeaux back to 1970, by way of a 1982 trio

It was interesting to see how the local magazine The Washingtonian reported on Marla Maples and one of her party singing the Star Spangled Banner. But, no, it was not really a frat boy experience and the rendition of the song was quite impressive... A surprising addition to the wine tasting dinner! ...
by Panos Kakaviatos
February 4th, 2017, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fit for a wine loving Groundhog: Bordeaux back to 1970, by way of a 1982 trio
Replies: 7
Views: 583

TN: Fit for a wine loving Groundhog: Bordeaux back to 1970, by way of a 1982 trio

Kevin is pretty much spot on with these wines, but I wonder about the VA in the Gruaud 82. I didn't get it as so bothersome, but Kevin has the senses of a bloodhound, so it was probably there. Otherwise we agree more or less, as I'm not too enthusiastic about assigning specific scores to moving pict...
by Panos Kakaviatos
February 3rd, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fit for a wine loving Groundhog: Bordeaux back to 1970, by way of a 1982 trio
Replies: 7
Views: 583

TN: Fit for a wine loving Groundhog: Bordeaux back to 1970, by way of a 1982 trio

FIT FOR A WINE LOVING GROUNDHOG: BORDEAUX BACK TO 1970, BY WAY OF A 1982 TRIO - Ripple Restaurant in Washington D.C. (2/2/2017) Bravo to Kevin Shin for making this happen. The DCWino is in top form. And I got to meet some new wine-loving friends in the area as well as seeing old friends. Once again...
by Panos Kakaviatos
January 31st, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated 2014 vintage: UGCB tasting
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Underrated 2014 vintage: UGCB tasting

Below, a few notes from my tasting of Bordeaux 2014 from bottle, as the UGCB toured the USA earlier this month. As I explain in my blog , the vintage is underrated in many ways - somewhat unjustly in the shadow of 2015 (especially when it comes to the northern Médoc), and it offers excellent (relati...
by Panos Kakaviatos
January 27th, 2017, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mini Verticals Grand Puy Lacoste Smith Haut Lafitte and Branaire Ducru
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Mini Verticals Grand Puy Lacoste Smith Haut Lafitte and Branaire Ducru

Victor Hong wrote:The 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte red was quite nice, at the UGC tasting.
I agree. I like the cooler fruit characteristics in general of the vintage, when matched with producers like SHL who seek maximum ripeness. It worked out very well in 2014.
by Panos Kakaviatos
January 26th, 2017, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mini Verticals Grand Puy Lacoste Smith Haut Lafitte and Branaire Ducru
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Mini Verticals Grand Puy Lacoste Smith Haut Lafitte and Branaire Ducru

Mark, thanks for sharing your perspectives. It was so great to see you in NYC and other friends based in the Big Apple! I agree with most of your notes, although I recall liking the GPL 89 a bit more than you even if I have had better examples. What proved to me a really lovely entry was the La Lagu...
by Panos Kakaviatos
January 26th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Montrose with Mr. Herve Berland
Replies: 22
Views: 1275

TN: Chateau Montrose with Mr. Herve Berland

Was there any discussion of the quality or character of the 2014? Yes there was. Having tried both the 2015 and 2014 side by side in October last year, I found that consumers would get a better QPR from the 2014. Over 50% of the harvest was used to make the first wine in 2014. Under 40% was used to...

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