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by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Opened these while watching. 2019 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (18/09/2020) Enjoyed during the 2020 VDP auction on YouTube. This is less exhuberant than the Bruderberg, mint, fresh chopped herbs, energetic and seems more settled. It’s towards...
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Yeah it was MUCH quicker than normal, fewer lots than before but still two hours shorter.

I havent added up my bids but I think largely consistent with prior years.
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

I love Lieser Doctor. All of them, but especially the Kabi.

The lease is very expensive hence not much on normal channels.
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Seth Rosenberg wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 7:42 am
what did the Clemens Busch Kabinett go for? I missed it!
20!!
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Replicating (sort of) the experience of being in Trier we opened all these watching on the sofa.

My wife is somewhat amazed at how much time and money o have thrown at this most peculiar event in the last 11 years. Flying from Abu Dhabi for 8 of them.
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by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

I think Prum prices are lower than expected. They were very low last year though. The Auslese in particular is meant to be one of the wines of the auction.
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Inhale all my old catalogues back to the 2010 vintage here. Schaefer Spat went for 30 then.
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

5000. It went for 25k a couple of years back for a German wine board. It hammered at 5000ish but they paid 25,000 Anyway. The manager of the charity was in tears. A woman’s refuge IIRC.
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Given that there's only a half-Fuder of Scharzhofberger Kabinett Auction this year (as opposed to a full fuder the years before, the price does not seem too crazy. But that the price of the Kabinett is higher than the Spätlese seems weird, a sign that certain "icon wines" fetch really high prices. ...
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Rob_S wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 5:28 am
Russel Faulkner getting the shout-out by the commentator.
neener
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Rob_S wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 5:20 am
Wow, a 6.0L of German wine must be three feet tall!
Burgundy shape. Unfortunately.
by Russell Faulkner
September 18th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 1247

Re: 2020 VDP Grosser Ring Auction Thread

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 4:45 am
Loosen's 2012 double mag

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Glad I got that one.
by Russell Faulkner
September 17th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

If you walk the vineyards it’s hard to know where one stops and the other begins (including Bruderberg). Since you can’t buy everything every year I tend to focus on Abtsberg. But Herrenberg used to get the Eiswine more often - rare these days (there’s a dip at the top where cold air comes over). Fo...
by Russell Faulkner
September 17th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing source | material (German Wine)
Replies: 19
Views: 538

Re: Introducing source | material (German Wine)

Sounds wonderful. I wish you well!
by Russell Faulkner
September 17th, 2020, 2:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RieslingKenner - 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Horizontal Tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: RieslingKenner - 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Horizontal Tasting

Thanks for the notes, have these all in the cellar but only opened, 4, 8, 11, 12, 14 and 20 so far. ;)
by Russell Faulkner
September 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Mosel and Nahe&Rheinhessen - you can take part online!
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Auction Mosel and Nahe&Rheinhessen - you can take part online!

Well, whilst not cancelled it has been severely restricted as you must know David. It’s my first year not attending since 2010. I’ll miss it dearly but it’s not the same thing as normal.
by Russell Faulkner
September 16th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

No. I have the regular ones in the cellar though in the queue.
by Russell Faulkner
September 16th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I’d agree generally. But they aren’t a shade on the 97s!
by Russell Faulkner
September 16th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I would like to amend my original post and add the great Port houses to the list. Fonseca, Taylor, Graham etc. That is unless we are just dealing with table wines. What is your definition of a "great wine house"? As I asked much earlier, what is the difference between Prum and von Schubert as far a...
by Russell Faulkner
September 14th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

First GGs got delivered here today!
by Russell Faulkner
September 12th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Not commercialised anyway. Yet.
by Russell Faulkner
September 7th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

A.Gillette wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 5:43 am
Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 5:38 am
Ah thanks! I should subscribe really.
PS - what did you think? I thought the ‘18 was a huge out-performer and really wonderful.
A
Didn’t open it yet. Only have two so decided against it. Yet.
by Russell Faulkner
September 7th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Ah thanks! I should subscribe really.
by Russell Faulkner
September 7th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Not that one!

This one:
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by Russell Faulkner
September 7th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 956

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Anyone know the story with the RR?
by Russell Faulkner
September 4th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Only notable change for us is that Julian Haart has hit number three. Concentration seems to increase because much of the new and interesting stuff we buy the bottle and drink the same day as purchase. Top five producers now 35% of the cellar. (Prum, Schaefer, J Haart, Grunhaus, Keller). I’ve made b...
by Russell Faulkner
September 4th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

2019 Falkenstein Gisela is singing tonight. But Schaefer GH is showing better IMHO, though totally different.
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by Russell Faulkner
September 3rd, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Love Grunhaus. As consistent as Prum though? Up to you. Willi Schaefer is another where I’ve enjoyed excellent bottles back to 1970, but Manfred had already been making (or at least involved) great wines at Prum for 7 years then (IIRC), Not to say earlier ones were not also wonderful. My wife and I ...
by Russell Faulkner
September 3rd, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

I love Falkenstein and bought a shed load of 2019s (and before). But they don’t have the track record of Prum, who does consistently? Egon but you can’t call that reasonably priced.
by Russell Faulkner
September 3rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7822

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Top producer in our cellar by half.
by Russell Faulkner
August 29th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grauburgunder (Germany, Baden)
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: TN: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grauburgunder (Germany, Baden)

Nope! To be honest we were only there four days and we didn’t go very wine centric. (Family trip).

Bit the consistency of quality struck me
by Russell Faulkner
August 29th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grauburgunder (Germany, Baden)
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: TN: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grauburgunder (Germany, Baden)

Nope. Didn’t come across them. One for next time!
by Russell Faulkner
August 29th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grauburgunder (Germany, Baden)
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: TN: 2018 Enderle & Moll Grauburgunder (Germany, Baden)

We were just in Baden and enjoyed most of the wines we tried.
by Russell Faulkner
August 28th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru
Replies: 32
Views: 1506

Re: TN: NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru

I’m long overdue trying recent Boulard wines and we are currently enjoying the early 2000s wines. We had some lovely visits to Francis back then.
by Russell Faulkner
August 27th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vin de Jardin - Domaine de Galouchey - 2012 - VDF from Bordeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Vin de Jardin - Domaine de Galouchey - 2012 - VDF from Bordeaux

Thanks for the tip, a shop in town here has it so I will try some.
by Russell Faulkner
August 24th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 375
Views: 19612

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

2017 Guiberteau Chapaudaises was wonderful tonight. Just the right balance with some juicy fruit but a darker finish of tobacco and fresh undergrowth.
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by Russell Faulkner
August 14th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11440

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Depends what ‘drink them all’ means. I have a lot of 2002 DP. It’s kind of earmarked for my kids weddings.

I doubt I’ll sell any though.
by Russell Faulkner
August 12th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2018 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: TN - 2018 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese

I didn’t look properly at the listing this year but Muller auction Spatlesen are quite rare.

It absolutely used to make sense (In relative pricing terms) to buy the auction Kabi. But that ended around 2014/5.
by Russell Faulkner
July 29th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5132

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Dry ≠ Zero sugar.

The basic approach is wrong.
by Russell Faulkner
July 29th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5132

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Charlie Carnes wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:45 am
Russell Faulkner wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:31 am
I wouldn’t bother with W-K.
Because you don't think the trocken is dry enough?
Yep. They are usually around 2-4g/l as far as I recall. Wonderful balanced wines.

As I’ve said before the wines Adam seeks don’t exist.
by Russell Faulkner
July 29th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5132

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I wouldn’t bother with W-K or Falkenstein.
by Russell Faulkner
July 27th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joh Jos Prum 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: Joh Jos Prum 2019

Haven't seen any offers in Europe yet.
by Russell Faulkner
July 23rd, 2020, 2:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

No one is making wines in the style Adam seeks. He should give up.
by Russell Faulkner
July 22nd, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 2348

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

I’m sure they will be wonderful!
by Russell Faulkner
July 21st, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 2348

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

There were magnums 2018 too. Not sure about prior years.
by Russell Faulkner
July 20th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I had the 2012 Pergentsknopp, Gottesfuss and Kanzler Alte Reben at Rieslingfeier. Definitely a bigger style of Riesling than other Saar producers, e.g., Lauer. But, still balanced. I really liked the Pergentsknopp, and have the ‘14, ‘15 and ‘16 vintages cellaring, but I bought them in Germany, not ...
by Russell Faulkner
July 18th, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Julian Haart 2019 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: TN: Julian Haart 2019 Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett

I didn’t find excessive ripeness, I think the Mosel Riesling is a bit riper than the last two years perhaps but I haven’t done a side by side comparison, I think I prefer this years though.
by Russell Faulkner
July 17th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

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by Russell Faulkner
July 15th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12896

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I haven’t opened any of the ‘white labels’ from 2019 yet but I’d be a buyer even at $90. It’s a very hard to find wine.

I’ve long been one of the voices advocating higher prices for ‘proper’ Kabinett. After all it’s a lot more effort than making Auslese.

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