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by Jürgen Steinke
November 7th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 2984

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Sorry for my mistake but bashing the entire 2003 Bordeaux vintage is worrying too because some very good wines do exist. It is true that 2003 is a rollercoaster vintage with some horrible wines but those do not tell the whole story.
by Jürgen Steinke
November 7th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 2984

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

BTW: Sounds like a vintage when so called lesser wines from cooler climates can perform. Good for consumers. Wines could be had for fair money with good quality. Perfect.
by Jürgen Steinke
November 7th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 2984

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Sorry, but I am worried that Gilman bashes the 2003 vintage entirely. 2003 produced some fantastic Burgundies. 2003 Clos de Tart is wonderful i.e.
by Jürgen Steinke
November 7th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 28
Views: 1503

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

I sat next to Mr. Bernard at a dinner in Bordeaux a while ago and we talked about his wines. I learned that he is more on the traditional side. I would be more than stunned if he changed his mind dramatically the last 10 years. I frankly can not imagine that. 2015 was a ripe year so I guess it is mo...
by Jürgen Steinke
October 29th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 1996 and 1997, plus Clinet 2004
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Sociando Mallet 1996 and 1997, plus Clinet 2004

Julien, thanks for the info but my cellar is full and I am getting older :-) I had a bottle of the 1997 Sociando once in a restaurant and confirm that its a fine wine. I liked it more than the 1996. And I would be happy too btw. for being wrong with my opinion because I still have a few bottles of 1...
by Jürgen Steinke
October 28th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 1996 and 1997, plus Clinet 2004
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Sociando Mallet 1996 and 1997, plus Clinet 2004

I had big hopes for 1996 SM because I like this vintage on the Left Bank and I like the Chateau. Unfortunately I came to the conclusion that SM is a disappointment in this year. I don´t know why but none of the 4 bottles I had so far convinced me that the wine is remarkable in any kind. And frankly ...
by Jürgen Steinke
October 19th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KELLER Kirchspiel&Hubacker&Abtserde 08,10,13,15,17 and impressions from the island of Sylt
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: KELLER Kirchspiel&Hubacker&Abtserde 08,10,13,15,17 and impressions from the island of Sylt

Not Keller nor Sylt are in need of additional Marketing. Both are in high demand already. In fact Sylt is overloaded with tourists especially in the warm month but not only.
by Jürgen Steinke
October 14th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7565

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

I am late to this party and I like the vintage 08. But claiming its superior to 2009 and 2010 more or less in general is beyond me. There are 2009 and 2010 I do not like. Especially on the Right Bank. But I think the vintages 09/10 will be legends in the future. I am in line with Kevin. A superior v...
by Jürgen Steinke
October 14th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

I bought 12 after release. Had a bottle yesterday. Stored in an active cellar since. It is no longer the tannic monster it was for a long time after an overwhelming fruit phase. The color is still very deep with only a small rim. In the nose it is all dark fruits with a floral aspect. At the palate ...
by Jürgen Steinke
October 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ziereisen Syrah Gestad (Germany, Baden)
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: TN: 2015 Ziereisen Syrah Gestad (Germany, Baden)

Hi Dennis, I know Ziereisen wines well but was not aware that they have already a market in the US. And you are right. They are very good.
by Jürgen Steinke
October 7th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ziereisen Syrah Gestad (Germany, Baden)
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: TN: 2015 Ziereisen Syrah Gestad (Germany, Baden)

Ziereisen is located a few miles away from my home. Is this wine available in US or did you drink it while in Germany?
by Jürgen Steinke
September 24th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2332

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

I think the older wines get the more bottle variation plays a role. It would not be the first time that some old bottles from the same case are overwhelmingly good while others are just ok. Furthermore the age of wines is often more respected as it should be. One of the very best experiences with Bo...
by Jürgen Steinke
September 23rd, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4166

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

Why not buying classic Bordeaux? I guess it is cheaper compared to Napa? You are discussing classic entry level Napa wines for more or less 100 bucks while you can have Grand Puy Lacoste and many others for the same amount of money?
by Jürgen Steinke
September 23rd, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

Depending on storage both 89 and 90 Meyney are still going strong reflecting the vintage. 89 a tad more classic and complex and 90 a tad riper and more opulent. Wonderful wines. Had both several times and relativ recently too.
by Jürgen Steinke
September 18th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 62
Views: 3840

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

This is business as usual. Build a brand, make it significant and sell it for good money.
by Jürgen Steinke
September 12th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

Re: I Went Back to WA.

I think too that Kelly is a huge advantage for WA because WA had a lot of negative press lately. And I find it very sympathetic that Kelly is participating here. I find his tone very refreshing and positive. Bravo.
by Jürgen Steinke
September 7th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 98
Views: 6944

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

There is too much wine produced in the world. But I have the feeling that the elite wine producers have less problems to sell their stuff than the mass producers. I see often "sold out" at the well known and praised houses but heavy discounts at the supermarkets. The average price for a bottle of wi...
by Jürgen Steinke
August 31st, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1851

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge

As much as I love Burgundy I hate the idea to drink nothing else the rest of my life. There are so many other good wines on earth.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 29th, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to judge a baby Bordeaux?
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: How to judge a baby Bordeaux?

There is a formula that works pretty well for all great red wines. Drink them young or old and let them sleep in between. Young means one or two years after release. Old means 15 years old plus. But that's only true for Grands Crus from good vintages. 2016 is a top vintage for Bordeaux.
by Jürgen Steinke
August 25th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2817

Re: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2018

Chris,

I recommend in tasting and drinking, not investing.
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: 459

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: 1351

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 1634

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 2214

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: 1911

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 961

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: 961

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: 3027

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: 856

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: 1484

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: 32009

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: 15
Views: 1273

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: 6645

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: 6645

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: 6645

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: 6645

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: 59
Views: 2902

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: 4124

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: 1713

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: 1116

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: 3269

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: 108
Views: 8376

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: 2767

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+.

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