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by Russell Faulkner
April 23rd, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

Hotels on the Mosel are almost embarrassingly cheap. Often quite dated but immaculately clean and €50 or so.
by Russell Faulkner
April 21st, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list/prices at troisgros?
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Wine list/prices at troisgros?

Summer 2017, the new location.

The list is a bit mixed in terms of value, Coche well priced, Champagne generally not (with exceptions).

You will find something good to drink at a price you want to pay.
by Russell Faulkner
April 19th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: Does Cognac eventually go bad ?

In a sealed full bottle I wouldn’t have concerns.

1/10th of a bottle left on a warm restaurant shelf and I’m not buying.
by Russell Faulkner
April 15th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on decanting old sweet riesling
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Question on decanting old sweet riesling

1990 isn’t really old. I probably wouldn’t decant but wouldn’t advise a friend against it if they wanted to.
by Russell Faulkner
April 15th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 48
Views: 1892

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Always better to taste (and certainly form opinions) in September than April.
by Russell Faulkner
April 9th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Champagne?
Replies: 29
Views: 1181

Re: Decanting Champagne?

Many previous threads on this.
by Russell Faulkner
April 7th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Frankfurt Restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Frankfurt Restaurants

Dauth Schneider
by Russell Faulkner
April 6th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: TN: 2007 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett

I’m rather surprised. They often do late releases. Wonderful people wonderful wines.
by Russell Faulkner
April 4th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

The vines in ‘their part’ were planted in 1993. Also not on their own roots and trained on wires.

(KP sent me the info having seen this discussion). Maybe they made great wines from the 60-100 year old vines that Keller now leases.

Thanks for the tip on old bottles.
by Russell Faulkner
April 3rd, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Yep. Misspoke.

My notes show the Hospitien has 2000sqm out of around 7000 sqm total. Also that their wine isn’t very interesting.
by Russell Faulkner
April 3rd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: London / Solo Diner

It’s not really a new chef at Araki. It’s his assistant who has been there for the whole time he was in London. I wouldn’t hesitate.
by Russell Faulkner
April 2nd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?
Replies: 25
Views: 1230

Re: When’s the last time you cracked 12% in Cali?

Enjoyed a Broc Happy Canyon last year.
by Russell Faulkner
April 2nd, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

What makes this wine so sought after? There are a lot of very fine Mosel Kabinetts out there. Is it just the Keller connection? Someone enlighten me. It’s not the Keller link. It’s an amazing site, but owned (or under very long lease) by the Gymnasium who make quite average wines. The lease that Ha...
by Russell Faulkner
April 2nd, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Yes John, I only exlcuded Keller as the focus was on the Mosel (though he now makes two!). Also my list wasn’t meant to be comprehensive.
by Russell Faulkner
April 1st, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: London / Solo Diner

[highfive.gif] Closed at the moment Mark (until June) Have you been to Hedone?
by Russell Faulkner
April 1st, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: London / Solo Diner

Araki or Hedone.
by Russell Faulkner
March 31st, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3117

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Not for me. Sold all mine.

Too expensive and too inconsistent (historically).
by Russell Faulkner
March 31st, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

The white bottlings are super old vines, not a GG. The Schubertslay is 100+ and is also being bottled as a separate Kab by Keller and will go to auction. Expect $300+ a bottle. In 2017 there was an Wintricher Ohligsberg ‘white label’ Kab, also the Schubertslay Auslese 3*. Old fashioned Mosel Kabi, J...
by Russell Faulkner
March 30th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 25
Views: 1493

Re: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs

Only a tasting pour and a year apart. 2017 made a bigger impression on my but both are great.
by Russell Faulkner
March 28th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Seeking advice from Riesling fans: Mosel/Rhine Cruise

Don’t expect to find taxis easily outside of the major towns. You can have a long wait in Bernkastel for example.
by Russell Faulkner
March 27th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 25
Views: 1493

Re: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs

The Lieser Doctor GG was a favourite of mine in the tastings last year.
by Russell Faulkner
March 27th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mixed dozen from Selosse. This years allocation.

And some 2017 Kutch Chardonnay (yesterday)
by Russell Faulkner
March 26th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 25
Views: 1493

Re: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs

Don’t see it in the picture...
by Russell Faulkner
March 26th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jacques Selosse Initial
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Jacques Selosse Initial

€71 on the list now. ;)
by Russell Faulkner
March 20th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chiltern Firehouse
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Chiltern Firehouse

Other 3* places? It doesnt have any stars currently.

I’ve never been so I can’t comment on the quality.
by Russell Faulkner
March 19th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Berlin recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Berlin recommendations?

Cordobar is now the restaurant Cordo.
by Russell Faulkner
March 19th, 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Berlin recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Berlin recommendations?

Ernst. My best meals in years have been there.

Only 12 seats though. Plan ahead.

Plenty of other options but nowhere close to being as interesting.
by Russell Faulkner
March 18th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: .
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: 2017 Schloss-Lieser Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Spatlese Auction- PENDING

If only I was going to be in the US any time soon!!!
by Russell Faulkner
March 13th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: French Laundry reservation tips/tricks?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: French Laundry reservation tips/tricks?

Or the St regis San Francisco. They sorted it for us. But that was 2007!
by Russell Faulkner
March 12th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee
Replies: 44
Views: 2395

Re: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee

YLee wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Russell Faulkner wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 12:22 am
I gave up on this house a long time ago. Not my style and I don’t like the way the 96/98/99 went.
I recently purchased the '99. What about it did you not like?
Heavy, clunky, bruised apple. Your bottles may well be better though.
by Russell Faulkner
March 12th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee
Replies: 44
Views: 2395

Re: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee

I gave up on this house a long time ago. Not my style and I don’t like the way the 96/98/99 went.
by Russell Faulkner
March 11th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2010 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Großes Gewächs

Ok. I’m happy to pay for Liesers versions, they are really excellent.

I find the Thanisch wines variable but often good value at auction. Lovely people too. :)
by Russell Faulkner
March 11th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2010 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Großes Gewächs

I don’t remember ever trying this wine from any vintage. Thomas makes so many wines now. I only buy his Doctor of the GGs.
by Russell Faulkner
March 8th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Re: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance

A bit late to try and find Lilbert and Péters 08s...

It’s a good vintage. With good storage it’s hard to go wrong.
by Russell Faulkner
March 5th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Monday: Sichuan & Riesling...Donnhoff, Prum, Weil, Haag, Pichler Unendlich, Von Schubert, Kracher...
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: TN: A Good Monday: Sichuan & Riesling...Donnhoff, Prum, Weil, Haag, Pichler Unendlich, Von Schubert, Kracher...

Abtsberg eiswein is pretty rare, the cold air funnels into Herrenberg over a dip in the vineyard at the top.
by Russell Faulkner
March 3rd, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2017 Willi Schaefer - the entire range except for the auction wines
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: TN- 2017 Willi Schaefer - the entire range except for the auction wines

So a magnum of it is even better.

Jump on Schaefer mags if you see them. They are relatively rare.
by Russell Faulkner
March 2nd, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2017 Willi Schaefer - the entire range except for the auction wines
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: TN- 2017 Willi Schaefer - the entire range except for the auction wines

Thanks Tom, these were all pretty tight back in September and seem to have closed since.

The auction versions were pretty special too. I hope they turn up.
by Russell Faulkner
February 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon

All true!

Enjoy your supply.
by Russell Faulkner
February 24th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon

And 140 isn’t 170!

I bought half of mine at 130 and half at 140.

It’s available in airport duty free at 150 by the bottle on their warm shelves.
by Russell Faulkner
February 24th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon

Release pricing in the UK was $130. Not thatvthere was a lot of it. I don’t know why LVMH are f*ck around with this release. That was a teaser release. Not a lot is an understatement. Say what you want about LVMH, but they aren't the worst marketers. Maybe. It was easily available at $140. I was of...
by Russell Faulkner
February 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon
Replies: 21
Views: 1347

Re: TN: 2008 Dom Perignon

Release pricing in the UK was $130. Not thatvthere was a lot of it.

I don’t know why LVMH are f*ck around with this release.
by Russell Faulkner
February 24th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can old wine ever make you sick
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: Can old wine ever make you sick

You can drown in it. I suppose.
by Russell Faulkner
February 24th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

More Kabi. 86 Grunhaus Herrenberg. So fresh.
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by Russell Faulkner
February 22nd, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

It’s Kabinett. Doesn’t really count does it!

Good for energy.
by Russell Faulkner
February 22nd, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Hmm. I’m up to 120 bottles Julian Haart Kabinett in 24 hours.
by Russell Faulkner
February 21st, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10726
Views: 476640

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Julian Haart Schubertslay Kabi from 2013, and 24x Goldtropchen (dry) in the same lot.
by Russell Faulkner
February 20th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: 1976 ANS Normandin-Mercier Petite Champagne Cognac
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: TN: 1976 ANS Normandin-Mercier Petite Champagne Cognac

I’m a big fan of this house. Not tried the fancier offerings beyond XO though.

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