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by Jürgen Steinke
August 9th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Maybe 2017 is just not the right vintage for the entry level wines. I had two disappointing Bourgogne from reliable producers too.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 6th, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 rather disappointing 2004 "Super Tuscans"
Replies: 0
Views: 319

2 rather disappointing 2004 "Super Tuscans"

2004 Flaccianello This is a very extracted wine lacking elegance and complexity. Some of the strong tannins it offered in its youth is resolved but not all. The wine is still dominated by the structure and has little charm. Decanting and waiting some time did not much difference. This is not the sty...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 26th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Peter Green
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: RIP Peter Green

I always adored the guitar style of Greeny. Sad news. As he said himself "I went on a trip and never came back". RIP.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 24th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1703

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Jeff, I bought a lot of GPL. Vintages 1982, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, ... . Not long ago Panos was at my house. We talked about GPL and he mentioned that he had a discussion with a very well known Chateau owner recently about the subject. If my memory does not fool me the Chateau owner com...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 18th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1703

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

The only complaint one can have drinking GPL is the high dose of brett. Those who dislike this aroma will not be happy.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 16th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 37
Views: 1703

Re: TN: 1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

On another wine board a very active member stated that GPL is a fraud – meaning that the Chateau produces mediocre wine all the time and a merchant he knows has the same opinion. Based on this expertise your palate is a complete failure :-)
by Jürgen Steinke
July 15th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 56
Views: 5491

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

The prices for DRC especially in the secondary market are crazy these days. I have difficulties to understand why people buy the wines even to that prices. At the end it is a bottle of fermented grape juice. There are so many other fine Burgundies. Sure – the Grands Crus are all pricey now. But come...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 13th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures

Nice to see that a simple Bourgogne Blanc can be on par with a Grand Cru Clos. That is the magic of blind tasting :-)
by Jürgen Steinke
July 10th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

I do not deny that the world has changed the last 30 years and that globalism has and had an economical impact. And it is true that nobody can blame critics alone for rising prices. That would be way too simple. But as I said – some of my relatives work(ed) in the wine business. And for them the inf...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 10th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Andy,

let´s play a game. Vinous, WA, Decanter, Jancis all rate Lafite 2019 below 90 points. Do you think this will have no effect on the price of this First Growth Bordeaux? This scoring should not play a role if the influence of the critics is as little as you suggest.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 9th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

William, you talk about Burgundy and in Burgundy almost anything has gotten expensive lately. Burgundy is special because the wines are produced in such tiny quantities. But Burgundy is only a pretty small wine producing area. Every experienced retailer will tell that wines without scores are hard t...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 1st, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Larry,
that is true. CdP experienced a renaissance due to Parker. He had this power in his days. I am not a Parker hater btw. Every medal has two sides.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 1st, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

I know a lot of your fellow citizens who travel a lot in Europe. I was often astounded that people of your country are very familiar with even the landscape I was born and raised (Baden/Germany). It is all a question of interest. If you have no money to travel you have no money to buy wines to the p...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 1st, 2020, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Andy,

the dark side is price escalation and speculation. Wineries and merchants use the scores for marketing purposes. And many of the top wines are not for drinking any more. They rest in cellars in hope of a profit. All that has a lot to do with scores, the internet and so forth.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 30th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

I began as a wine lover in days when there was no internet and little wine press. I traveled and tasted. And bought what I thought is good. And I tell you something. I had a lot of fun and found a lot of superb wines. To affordable prices. I met a lot of interested people over the years and we chang...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 30th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile
Replies: 39
Views: 2417

Re: Decanter award for Parker and interview/profile

Yes, and now the question: Is wine critic in the days of the internet really an advantage for consumers?
by Jürgen Steinke
June 30th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Lilian Ladouys
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: TN: 2016 Lilian Ladouys

Young Bordeaux is often accessible. They often close down after some time in bottle and then it is better to wait 10 years before opening another bottle. This is a general rule. Drink Bordeaux young or old and let the sleep between.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 30th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: TN: 1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside Vineyard

I owned 6 bottles of this Trailside bought after release. Drank my last bottle with Panos and others 2 years ago. Lovely wine indeed. The price was fair. A fault that I did not buy more.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 29th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2683

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

William, I agree that some journalists offer interesting insider info to producers, wines, wine making, "Terroir" and so forth. But only few people read those informations. What matters in the industry and does people interest most is the score. This is what the merchants spread. You can see it righ...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 29th, 2020, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2683

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

An article with the headline "the next cult wines" is of no interest for a wine lover. It may be interesting for speculators and managers of wine funds.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 27th, 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6425

Re: Keller Silliness

Eric, I am German and I followed the German wine press closely. Keller was never hyped in my own country as much as on international wine boards. The old Squires Board was most influential as long as it was open for everyone. I never read in the German press that Keller Rieslings are playing in a le...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 23rd, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I agree – Don is a lawyer, right? If so I can´t think of a better one in this case. Don Cornwell ist the perfect man.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 15th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7122

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

To me its simple because terroir is nothing else as soil and microclimate. The vintner is not able to change these 2 factors. They are fix. Anything else is in the hand of the winemaker. It is impossible to produce a superb wine if the soil does not fit the conditions of the vines. And if the micro ...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 14th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6425

Re: Keller Silliness

Grüner Veltliner is the most underrated white wine grape. But it is probably not wise to say this because the prices are still relativ reasonable.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 14th, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1147
Views: 53565

Re: It's critic bingo! ('19 Haut Brion threatens to "go atomic")

Way too often the notes sound more like a marketing text than a review of a critic.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 14th, 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6425

Re: Keller Silliness

Rauno, you can add tons of those examples. Why paying some hundred bucks for the second wines of Bordeaux Premiers crus when you can have a Chateau Batailley with the same quality for a fraction of the price? Image has a huge impact. When a wine or a Domaine is heavily hyped it is time to look elsew...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 14th, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6425

Re: Keller Silliness

I had big trouble with some guys on the old Squires board who hyped Keller wines all the time. Saying that nothing compares to them. With the effect that the wines exploded in price. I still say that this is nonsense. There are tons of other great Rieslings coming out of Germany. Martin Zwick does a...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 14th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7122

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Robert,

I give you 10 different high class Burgundies from Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits in a blind tasting. Are you sure you are able to pick out the Chambertin? It should be easy because the Chambertin has a specific profile in your theory.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 13th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7122

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Mel, if I am right Harry Waugh was the one also who answered when asked if he ever confused a Bordeaux with a Burgundy: Not since Lunch :-) I was at some blind tastings to have a real picture. I saw wine makers who could not pick out their own wines from a bunch of others. And so forth. Myth is part...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 13th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7122

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Marcus, do you think Rousseau does make all his wines the same way? I mean he handles everything the same way in the vineyard and in the cellar? The age of the vines is different, the amount of oak is different and so forth. To say the differences in taste are coming solely or mainly from terroir is...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 12th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7122

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

I always scratch my head when I read "this is typical Chambolle or Gevrey" because I don´t know what typical is since the styles of winemaking are so different from one producer to the other. I also think that the terroir theories are part of a romantic and good sounding story and sometimes even not...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 10th, 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Well Don – it seems that Mr. Kapon is not your best friend. But I guess you can live with that. Thanks for your constant fight against fraud. If I had to award a medal you would be one of the first persons to get one.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 9th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1497

Re: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!

Howard,

I am with you that Chianti from obscure sources can be horrible. But the number of well made Chianti is quite big these days.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 9th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1497

Re: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!

I am with Otto. Sangiovese ist the most food friendly wine. I buy tons of it. I prefer Felsina, San Giusto and Monsanto. Normale and Riserva. The Rosso from Il Poggione is the QPR winner. And Rosso from Boscarelli as well.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 7th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

It seems that Hong Kong is the perfect play ground for fraudsters.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 5th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

That some producers/winemakers/consignors are still willing to work with him is one side of the medal. But who are the clients which are still willing to buy from Acker? Are there really so many not informed people with deep pockets with no clue of the Kurniawan/Acker story? Hard to believe but mayb...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 5th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I thought Mr. Kapon is more careful these days. But obviously not. He must have realized that a lot of eyes are on his activities. Really strange.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 1st, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I guess the 12 angry men were satisfied to drink wines almost no other oenophile has ever seen. This is the mine is bigger than yours phenomenon. Furthermore I had the feeling that most if not all members of that group were rather new in the wine circle. How should they know how all the real icons t...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 29th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

William, only to be sure: I never said or meant that you are dishonest. When I say you are sitting in the same boat with producers and merchants it is because I see no internet wine shop or printed wine list without scores from a critic. If it is Parker (they still use Parker although he is not acti...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 29th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

William, the German retailer who sell the wines writes on his homepage: Robert Parker (in fact William Kelly) did discover the wines from Lamy-Caillat and scored them high. They are now listed as "limited" and way more expensive. You see the influence? An advantage for consumers? This is an old issu...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 28th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3190

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

Yes, this is the beginning of a new hype. The wines are now hardly to get and exploding in price. Again and again the same story. I watched this trend for 20 years now and I have no clue when it will stop if ever. The internet is ok. But this is only a fraction of the entire story. Critics, wine wri...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 25th, 2020, 1:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Domaine de Chevalier (red)
Replies: 25
Views: 1132

Re: 1989 Domaine de Chevalier (red)

Dan, I once sat next to the Chateau owner at a dinner, I guess it was 2006 +/-. He gave us several vintages to taste. The 1989 was included. It was a fine wine but actually a bit light. Strange when you have in mind that both Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion made memorable wines in that year. Th...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 15th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy vintage rankings
Replies: 71
Views: 4459

Re: Burgundy vintage rankings

John, you come across as a member of the infamous group called angry men. I am with you that ITB people and even some critics are positiv about any vintage and wine which is not a good advice. But to experience the beauty of Burgundy it is not important to buy Grands Crus from top Domains and best v...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 15th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Tom, in several blind tests the old violins could not proof their superiority. Not only that players and experts could not figure out which the Stradivari or Guarneri is. They often preferred the modern instruments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2TA6F7njps There is some similarity to blind wine t...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 15th, 2020, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Don, if I understand things right Jef Levy bought lots of bottles from Rudy now known as fakes in most of the cases. Are these bottles still in the cellar of Mr. Levy? I guess he paid huge money for the fakes. We know that some people tried to get rid of these wines. Mr. Greenberg was accused of sel...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 15th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Death of the daily drinker
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Death of the daily drinker

Neal,

there are so many delicious recipes with red wine reductions such as Coq au Vin.

BTW: A very good formula to avoid overweight and other health problems is daily sport and abandonment of breakfast.
by Jürgen Steinke
May 14th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8795
Views: 1301472

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Mark,
as long the wines are genuine. But I think many old real wines are not that superb any more. 1947 Pomerol as an example are no longer the outstanding experience they were 20 years ago. I am not in the same shape as I was 20 years earlier. I am 60 now. Thats normal.
by Jürgen Steinke
May 6th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19 Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: 19 Burgundy

Thanks William,

it seems that both 18 and 19 will bring us very good wines and hopefully even at the Bourgogne and village level. And in the Macconais and Chalonaise.

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