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by Jürgen Steinke
August 19th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2000 Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Fontenys

I like his Marsannay a lot. IMO the best Marsannay available. But they need some time.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 18th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In which we give 2003 Leoville Poyferre a go
Replies: 18
Views: 1130

Re: In which we give 2003 Leoville Poyferre a go

Neal, as others already said I guess you had a bad bottle. Maybe slightly corked with less influence in the nose but horrible at the palate. I own bottles of this wine and have had two so far. None had a character as you described. Since you are an experienced wine lover I am pretty sure that your b...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 18th, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

A few recommendations from me (there are many others and the list is not complete): Bernhard Huber, Baden Franz Keller, Baden Heger, Baden Ziereisen, Baden Johner, Baden Martin Waßmer, Baden Holger Koch, Baden Salway, Baden Duijn, Baden Becker, Pfalz Knipser, Pfalz Rings, Pfalz Bürklin Wolf, Pfalz S...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 16th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

True, but young wines can produce great wine. That's proofed several times. In example many 1961 Bordeaux. Frost in the 50th was horrible and destroyed vineyards but 61 was one of the best vintages at all and many wines emerged from young vines. Key was low yields.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 16th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1355

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

Red; 2016 Faiveley
White; 2017 PYCM
by Jürgen Steinke
August 16th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Robert,

that is true but as I wrote things have already changed in this regard.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 16th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

BTW: The learning curve of German winemakers when it comes to Pinot is one thing. At least as important is better vines. I know German vignerons who bought vines from DRC for new plantings.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 16th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

The recommendations of Robert are perfect. There are certainly a lot of others but I am not aware which ones are available outside of Germany.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 16th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 1918

Re: 09 Wine

I like the 09 vintage in Burgundy and Bordeaux. The wines are indeed a bit lower in acid but the vintage provided a flood of delicious wines even at Bourgogne and Cru Bourgeoise level.IMHO. Wouldn't it be boring if vintages are all the same? I drink my 09 with a lot of pleasure while waiting for the...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 14th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1690

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

There were times when the wisdom was that people who cannot enjoy village wines are not worth of getting and drinking Grands Crus. But that times are long gone.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 14th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Then you are a better taster than many, even Burgundy vignerons. I know of Blind Tastings when they could not pick out the German Pinots and some of them were on the top of the list.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 14th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Hi Robert, I am German too and I live in German Pinot Land (Baden). I don't agree with you. I think you should taste Spätburgunder from young winemakers who took over from their fathers. There are plenty. And many of them worked in top Burgundy Domains during their education. So the winemaking style...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 9th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro

The 2004 Rancia drank great on release and never really shut down. I went through a 6 pack by 2012 and every bottle was fantastic. Maybe that vintage was an outlier? This is not my experience with 04 Rancia. I own a case and opened 4 bottles so far. The wine was delicious after release for some tim...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 9th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: 1997 Felsina Fontalloro

I agree that 1997 is/was a superb vintage for many Tuscan wines. And its true that Fontalloro is often on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the Rancia. But the real deal is actually the CCR IMO. It is often almost as good as the Fontalloro and Rancia but not as dismissive as the other two la...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2838

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Maybe a few people think its a good investment and the price will be 100.000 bucks a bottle in the future. The rarest things on earth seem to have no price limit.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 6th, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

Their Chardonnay is superb as well btw.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 25th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bordeaux
Replies: 20
Views: 1314

Re: 2015 Bordeaux

Why focus on 2015 vintage alone? Its fine to own some Cases of Bordeaux from 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintage. 2014 is very good in the Northern Medoc. 2015 is probably the best vintage for Margaux of the last 25 years. And 2016 is a strong vintage with classic Bordeaux wines but I guess they will need p...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 24th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about excessibe balla nights
Replies: 678
Views: 31294

Re: Question about excessibe balla nights

I am pretty late to this party but anyway: While it is a fact that anyone can do with his bottles whatever he wants the question remains how capable of enjoying great wines someone is after having a bottle of wine+ in the system. I think it doesn't make much sense to open the best wines when many, m...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 19th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86

If you can find a good stored bottle of 1986 Chasse Spleen buy it. Fantastic and as good as Meyney.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 5th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 155
Views: 6308

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

To Jayson Cohen: The Bernard family bought the estate in 1983. So we and Monsieur Bernard were not satisfied with some of his own efforts. To Dan Kravitz: We thought the wines gained in quality beginning with the 1998 (RED) and therefore we indirectly criticized the early efforts of Bernard. I was n...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 5th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 155
Views: 6308

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

Well Mark,

then you disagree not only with me but with more or less the entire group at the tasting I reported about and the owner of the Chateau himself.

BTW: I didn't talk about the wines of 50th. I spoke about the 70th, 80th and early 90th.
by Jürgen Steinke
July 5th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 155
Views: 6308

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

The wines of the 1980th and the first half of the 1990th were a weak period for DDC. Since 1998 the wines are way better. More intense, more complex. Some of the wines tasted were even a bit diluted. I had several vintages of the 70th (not included in the tasting I mentioned) that were even worse, b...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 5th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 155
Views: 6308

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

Mark Golodez wrote: Current DDC tends to be less distinctive than in years past, thanks to its consultant, Dererencourt. The wines are still very good, but lack that terroir complexity I find in older wines. Haut Bailly is a better substitute. Cheap but good is Malartic La Graviere. If you like a mo...
by Jürgen Steinke
July 5th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.
Replies: 51
Views: 2159

Re: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.

I know it is senseless but anyway: To describe Parker as someone who gave high scores to modernists, blockbusters and overoaked plonk only is fake news and bad journalism. His favorite Bordeaux, as he said very often, is Haut Brion. Hardly a blockbuster and an over the top wine. His favorite Cru Bou...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 27th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 3855

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Kelly, indeed, it is all relative. I looked on wine lists at some US restaurants via internet and could not believe what I saw. But since the wine prices in your country are really crazy most of the times especially for Burgundy and Bordeaux you think the prices are very affordable in Europe. That i...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 26th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Investing in wine is risky as is investing in anything else. Who knows what the world and the economy is in 30 years? Drinking wine is part of the modern lifestyle. Cognac was in fashion 30 years ago. Its a pretty small market today. And furthermore the prices for iconic wines are very high today. I...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 26th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Gruaud-Larose
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Gruaud-Larose

To me this is the best buy of 1982 high end Bordeaux from the Left Bank. At many Blind Tastings this wine was on par or almost on par with the iconic Latour and Mouton. The Firsts are three or even four times pricier but only slightly better sometimes. Essential is storing because if the bottles wer...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 13th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 3192

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

When I tasted with the Grand Jury Europeen it was pretty usual to have the same wine twice in the same setting. At least. I remember one occasion when the first 5 wines were the same but coming from different sources (Leoville Poyferre 2001). I was confused because the wines had obviously tons of si...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 12th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 91
Views: 6771

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

I tasted and bought several 2017 Beaujolais. Wonderful vintage. I think you cannot have enough of these wines. Top Beaujolais is probably the best buy today due to a perfect QPR. I hope this situation remains for a while.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 10th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2733

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

The average price for a bottle of wine is about 2 Euros something in Germany. Based on the study of a reliable institute for consumer science. Only few people are ready to pay 10 Euros for a bottle of wine and even fewer idiots like us pay more than 50+.
by Jürgen Steinke
June 5th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6953

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

This question can not be answered in a general statement. Do we talk about Merlot or Cabernet based wines? What is the style of the vintage? The top 1999 Left Bank Bordeaux are all fully mature while most of the 1996 are still painfully young. As was said already: That the tannins are less rustic to...
by Jürgen Steinke
June 4th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 80
Views: 3889

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

It´s a good thing that German Riesling can still be had for reasonable prices. But not all. Kellers wines are absurdly hyped. And I agree that there is no shortage of fine wine from almost everywhere. Most wine lovers focus on the most famous names. A fault. Maybe not for those who speculate. And th...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 29th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?

Try Les Amis du Vin in Munich. Shop is in Klenzestraße 54, 80469 Munich. Open on Mondays 4 - 8 pm, Tuesday to Saturday noon until 8 pm. Mainly French wines.
by Jürgen Steinke
May 28th, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7883

Re: Robert Parker retires

Wilfred, I remember that reply well. And I simply did not understand what Parker tried to say. I thought your statement was spot on. Oh my – that was the weak side of Bob Parker. A thin skin and sometimes aggressive when he thought his credibility was hurt. I can add a story in which I got a pretty ...
by Jürgen Steinke
May 17th, 2019, 1:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7883

Re: Robert Parker retires

I hope Robert Parker is well and he can enjoy his retirement. Best wishes to him.
by Jürgen Steinke
May 16th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Had a bottle of the 2010 Monte de Tonnere Premier Cru last Sunday. Very fine and balanced lacking a bit intensity and length. But I liked it very much anyway and thought its at peak with no danger of getting old soon.
by Jürgen Steinke
May 12th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Are 1982 Bordeaux past peak?

I think we cannot discuss this without the question of storing and bottle variation. When perfectly stored and the bottle is sound all the very good 1982 Bordeaux are not in decline IMO. I even had a 1982 Meyney recently which was very good and fully alive.
by Jürgen Steinke
May 4th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 10932

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

When is the best time to drink La Tache or Mouton Rothschild, both wines raised in 100% new oak? About 30 years after the harvest if well stored. The La-La´s are not different. Mouton is often very oaky when young. I never hear complaints about the oak monster Mouton. Guigals La-La´s are different. ...
by Jürgen Steinke
April 29th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux for burgundy fans
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Bordeaux for burgundy fans

Cabernet and Merlot are different by nature from Pinot Noir. A young Bordeaux from a great vintage will never be like a Pinot but when the wines get old they can become lighter and more sublime so they may take on some Burgundy characteristics but will still not taste like Pinot.
by Jürgen Steinke
April 24th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9115

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Barry, I agree that Burgundy reviews and scores weren't something Parker can be proud of. But beside that: please accept that many people exist who love lots of ripeness, new wood influence and such things. I experience that at my own table. Lots of people like high octane CdP i.e. I don't. But whil...
by Jürgen Steinke
April 24th, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9115

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

John, Piedmont: amongst others he praised Giacosa as one of those very few producers of the globe he would buy wines without tasting and named Produttori the best cooperative in the world. What do you think is wrong with this statements? I think that is and was spot on. And both are traditional prod...
by Jürgen Steinke
April 23rd, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 4182

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Thanks John and William.
by Jürgen Steinke
April 23rd, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9115

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Robert, I don't think Parkers palate changed over the years. I think the wine world changed a lot – some wines were suddenly called "modern" with more new oak, later picking, higher in alcohol etc. Some people like this style and others less so. Parker likes or liked many of these new wave wines. Bu...
by Jürgen Steinke
April 22nd, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 2001 and Armailhac 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Sociando Mallet 2001 and Armailhac 2004

Julian,

I suggest to drink the 2003 at 16 degrees Celsius max to enjoy the wine.

Cheers
Jürgen
by Jürgen Steinke
April 22nd, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 2001 and Armailhac 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Sociando Mallet 2001 and Armailhac 2004

I love the 2001 Sociando Mallet. Due to the pencil shavings this has a lot in common with Pauillac IMO. I think the 2001 is better than the 2000 and on par with the 2003 but the latter is very different in style. I love both.
by Jürgen Steinke
April 22nd, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 9115

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I was pretty active on the old Parker board and have been often surprised how much love and hate Parker got. Who expected ever that somebody is always right? Especially in a field when individual taste plays a major role? A wine critic is payed for having an opinion. Parker expressed his opinion in ...
by Jürgen Steinke
April 22nd, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 4182

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Is anybody able to give information about the situation? Did frost actually destroy vineyards in Burgundy or elsewhere in France so far? And if so to what extend?
by Jürgen Steinke
April 3rd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16376

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

My last comment to the issue:

The famous Paris Tasting of Steven Spurrier was repeated years later when the Bordeaux had time in bottle. The results were the same. Napa won again.
by Jürgen Steinke
April 3rd, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16376

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Mark,

where is the conspiracy? I don't see it. 2015 Napa vs Bordeaux of the same price range. I think that's fair.
by Jürgen Steinke
April 3rd, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 268
Views: 16376

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Noah,

what makes you so sure that all the Bordeaux wines were shut down at the moment of tasting? And what makes you sure that the tasters couldn't see the inner quality of a wine even if its a little closed? You said you can't do that. That doesn't mean nobody can.

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