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by Russell Faulkner
July 4th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666553

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

In a truly incredible stroke of luck, 3x Julian Haart 2014 schubertslay spatlese and 3 x Julian Haart 2015 Goldtropfchen Kabinett. Nice. When the lease shifted to Keller I bought up 30 bottles of Schubertslay Spatlese 2016! :D Where do you find all these treasures Russell?... Howard Ripley at the t...
by Russell Faulkner
July 4th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666553

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Howard Ripley at the time. Happy to bring a bottle for you next lunch we share!
by Russell Faulkner
July 4th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13662
Views: 666553

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A.Gillette wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am
In a truly incredible stroke of luck, 3x Julian Haart 2014 schubertslay spatlese and 3 x Julian Haart 2015 Goldtropfchen Kabinett.
Nice. When the lease shifted to Keller I bought up 30 bottles of Schubertslay Spatlese 2016! :D
by Russell Faulkner
July 3rd, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1511

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

I am pretty sure the Guinaudeau’s aren’t struggling to get by, of course that’s not true for a great many in Bordeaux who end up selling in supermarkets at 3.50-5 euros a bottle making decent drinkable wine.
by Russell Faulkner
June 28th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations

Several already posted here and on wine pages. In short they are both excellent! I’ve tried quite a few Falkenstein and the MFW stars #11 and #14 really sang. Julian Haart also excellent across the board. I haven’t opened the WO Alte Reben that just arrived yet, not the Concept Riesling special Alte...
by Russell Faulkner
June 28th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: 2019 Germany - Initial Observations

I’ve already opened about 40 bottles so far. Mostly Kabinett from Haart, Bollig, Schaefer, Keller, MF Richter, Falkenstein, Quint. I’m a fan.
by Russell Faulkner
June 15th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2213

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

I put in German to get my denominator, and they German Kabinett, German Spatlese, etc., etc., to get my numerators. When I put in trocken for trockenbeerenauslese, I was surprised to find that I have one trocken wine. Yes the challenge is Auslese as it blends Auslese, GK, BA and TBA, but also thing...
by Russell Faulkner
June 15th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

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

The 2019 Euchariusberg Spätlese AP 14 comes from an old-vine parcel nicknamed Ternes. Despite the very low yields, it was enough for one cask. This Spätlese had only 88 degrees Oechsle, so it's lighter than a lot of so-called Kabinetts from the same vintage. I'm really glad you like it. Lars, I'm c...
by Russell Faulkner
June 15th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2213

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

What’s the easiest way to check in CellarTracker. By designation is nuts, 127 different designations. I literally just filtered my collection to just the riesling varietal and used an Excel spreadsheet to figure it out. I put in German to get my denominator, and they German Kabinett, German Spatles...
by Russell Faulkner
June 15th, 2020, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2213

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

Ok, it’s messy since for example a search for Auslese will include BA. And it doesn’t account for bottle sizes. Kabinett - 32% and increasing Spatlese - 34% Auslese + - 26% (of which GK - 14%, BA - 3%, TBA - 0.5%) GG - 8% Producers Prum - 20% Schaefer 16% Fritz Haag - 13% Julian Haart - 12% Grunhaus...
by Russell Faulkner
June 14th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2213

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

What’s the easiest way to check in CellarTracker.

By designation is nuts, 127 different designations.
by Russell Faulkner
June 14th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2045

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Well I live in Bordeaux...

If not here probably the Mosel.
by Russell Faulkner
June 14th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

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

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:43 am
Russell Faulkner wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:20 am
I seem to have already ended up with 19 bottles of a 2019 Falkenstein Spatlese!
Which one? There are too many good bottles. I had to be "choosy" with my 2019 offer and limited to 6 bottles for the ones I really wanted.

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AP14. Opened a bottle this week. Electric.
by Russell Faulkner
June 14th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

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

I seem to have already ended up with 19 bottles of a 2019 Falkenstein Spatlese!
by Russell Faulkner
June 10th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jonas Dostert - German Chardonnay/Spatburgunder
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Jonas Dostert - German Chardonnay/Spatburgunder

Finally got around to opening some of Jonas Dostert’s range of wine. 6A22BEF3-A08D-4A75-B58F-DB6080CC11CB.jpeg Jonas is in the Obermosel near Luxembourg, young guy farming organically with low intervention and sulphur. Mosel Fine Wines featured them him recently and I got a mixed dozen delivered. A ...
by Russell Faulkner
June 4th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8048

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

Well mostly Champagne actually. But four of those are Bordeaux (2006 Trotanoy..).
by Russell Faulkner
May 27th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction

European stock is crap too.

If you had good bottles you were lucky, it wasn’t provenance.
by Russell Faulkner
May 26th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: TN: 2001 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel Auction

It’s not just the US. 2001 has been pretty disastrous at Loosen. Indeed that whole period.
by Russell Faulkner
May 26th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4892

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Thomas Keim wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:21 am
Maximin Grunhaus. -
The old one!
by Russell Faulkner
May 25th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 74
Views: 3344

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I’ve been drinking quite a few already (Julian Haart, Keller Limestone, Bollig, Stefan Miller and Quint - Falkenstein have arrived but I am yet to open one). I am impressed so far, for sure it’s at least a very good vintage but you don’t drink vintages...

I will probably buy more than I plan to.
by Russell Faulkner
May 24th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4112

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

All of those were served for aperitif. (The moscato was junk so I had to mix it with vermouth)
by Russell Faulkner
May 24th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4112

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

I think I opened three Auslesen (97 Grunhaus, 16 Spater-Veit and 19 Bollig) and a Moscato this month.

That’s about normal for us.
by Russell Faulkner
May 20th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 1930

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

When you say ‘a lot’ how many do you mean if you’ve never owned one?
by Russell Faulkner
May 17th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trifecta
Replies: 16
Views: 736

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trifecta

I don’t think 2001 was that strong chez Schaefer. If that saves you any money.
by Russell Faulkner
May 15th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 2033

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?

Yes me too. Perhaps leased in advance of purchase.
by Russell Faulkner
May 14th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Clemens Busch - Pündericher Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: TN: 2017 Clemens Busch - Pündericher Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Brian, I’ve had a few glasses over the last years. The GGs are super popular in Berlin.

But the Auction Kabinett in 2018 was lovely and really turned my eye again. Happy to have six of those, though it’s really a Spatlese I suppose.
by Russell Faulkner
May 12th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 2033

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?

Can’t believe no one mentioned Weins-Prum. Until recently the best producer of WS wines not named Prum. I don’t care as much for the style, maybe the very sweet wines excepted. WS production was so much lower than JJ Prum. (Also in my case they aren’t imported to the U.K.). What I meant about not a...
by Russell Faulkner
May 12th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 2033

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?

I think it’s critical to not look at the Mosel from a Burgundian viewpoint. It just doesn’t work the same way.
by Russell Faulkner
May 11th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr (besides JJ Prum)?
Replies: 62
Views: 2033

Re: Who Makes the Best Wehlener Sonnenuhr?

It’s a big vineyard (40Ha) and quite varied (South and Southwest facing) with 85m between the top and bottom vines. As implied above you can’t expect the same things from very small holdings (Schaefer is 0.2Ha). The only producer I have in any quantity apart from Prum is Lieser and Max Ferd Richter,...
by Russell Faulkner
May 7th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

Just prick it a lot with a fork before, and cook it super hot. Keep an eye on it as it cooks as if it ‘puffs’ too much all the topping falls off (prick with a knife if it does).
by Russell Faulkner
May 6th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

We’ve found that ‘pate feuilette’ (puff pastry) is better than most gf pizza doughs. So we buy from the supermarket and just add our own sauce. Usually once a week. For pasta normally Barilla. The problem with most gf bread is just that they are long life. E.Leclerq do a really good dark country bre...
by Russell Faulkner
May 5th, 2020, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11079

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

You just have to buy a load of stuff you don’t want to get it. ;)
by Russell Faulkner
May 2nd, 2020, 4:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you wish you had more of
Replies: 66
Views: 3053

Re: Producers you wish you had more of

Most things you can buy if you have the $. So I’d say a couple of harder to find things.

Wilhelm Haag era Fritz Haag
Keller and Julian Haart Schubertslay, Lieser Dr and Weiser-Künstler EE (Kabis)
by Russell Faulkner
May 1st, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Riesling Recommendations
Replies: 79
Views: 2625

Re: German Riesling Recommendations

Name some names.
by Russell Faulkner
April 28th, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Instagram users ... balancing interacting w/ "wine friends" vs social etiquette?
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: Instagram users ... balancing interacting w/ "wine friends" vs social etiquette?

I have a wine insta, a bike one and don't use it for 'personal/family' stuff.
by Russell Faulkner
April 25th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese *
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: TN: 2016 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Riesling Spätlese *

The wines are good. But the reason is mostly fair value and availability of old vintages.

I’d take Weisser-Künstler 50m down the street in most circumstances.
by Russell Faulkner
April 25th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15801

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Julian, three bottles just arrived. I’ll report back.
by Russell Faulkner
April 25th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 331
Views: 15801

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

No mention of L'Austral?
by Russell Faulkner
April 23rd, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you reach the wine world everyone discusses?
Replies: 32
Views: 1946

Re: How do you reach the wine world everyone discusses?

Tomás, since you live in the EU, probably the best way to proceed is to start buying stuff from internet shops. The prices are often very reasonable compared to imported wines and buying 12-18 bottles at a time keeps the delivery costs per bottle pretty low. Do you have know any local people who sh...
by Russell Faulkner
April 21st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2188

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Hard to find. Sure, well it’s a major hobby of mine, and I find plenty.
by Russell Faulkner
April 21st, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2188

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Yes. I am a consumer.

One arrived today!
by Russell Faulkner
April 19th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2188

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

This is from Max Kilburg. My Prum ones aren’t here.
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by Russell Faulkner
April 19th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling "in der Sängerei"
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: TN: 2013 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling "in der Sängerei"

Yeah, I still don’t get it. Seems to imply that all grapes are picked equally and it’s just the stage fermentation is stopped that makes the finished wine. Even Feinherb alone doesn’t tell me a huge amount (Kabi, Spatlese, Auslese Feinherb - in old language) the residual sugar level might be 10-20 b...
by Russell Faulkner
April 19th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2188

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

And I have 18 bottle cases from Prum!

18 bottle boxes are quite common in Germany.

I was tempted to post my Prum cellar, but it would either look like bragging or hoarding. :)
by Russell Faulkner
April 19th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling "in der Sängerei"
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: TN: 2013 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling "in der Sängerei"

I’m still struggling a bit with “grosses gewächs made in the feinherb style”.

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