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by A Songeur
September 22nd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 879

Re: 2020 VDP Nahe & Rheinhessen Ring Auction Thread

So Russell,
Which is it you got?
by A Songeur
September 22nd, 2020, 1:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG

"When winemakers make a tasting (winemakers only!), they never give points/scores, instead the first empty bottle is the winner. P.S. also lovely on day 2. No decline." The P.S. seems to contradict the tasting note... as you waited for the second day to finish the bottle... [cheers.gif] rolleyes Che...
by A Songeur
September 21st, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2395

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

German Kabinett are indeed excellent QPRs... but they get pretty good critic assessment and note, So, I love them but don't think I rate them higher than critics I would mention quite a few red Burg village wines. Indeed, critics tend to respect the hierarchy Grand Cru/1er Cru/Village and I have had...
by A Songeur
September 20th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: TN: 2002 Dominique Laurent Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers

Not controversial with me... I have had great wines from him... if you avoid drinking them very early...
by A Songeur
September 17th, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RieslingKenner - 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Horizontal Tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: RieslingKenner - 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Horizontal Tasting

Adam Cadwell : "2019 Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese AP 14 Wow! This was my Wine of the Lineup. Explosive piquant white peach sitting on a mouthwatering mineral and citrus infused frame. Pretty notes like walking through a field of wildflowers and a long spice laced finish that lasted on...
by A Songeur
September 6th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8009

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

Graacher Himmelreich
Wehlener Sonnenuhr
Both Prum and W Schaefer make these wines . How do they compare? For different cuvees (kab, spat...)
by A Songeur
August 31st, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stalin’s wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: Stalin’s wine cellar

Stalin was clearly a man of "taste".... He had a unique grand piano made by Bosendorfer which he specified should use Steinway components which he rated higher than Bosendorfer components. This piano is unique and ended up in the hands of a Russian concert pianist (in the 2000s, he gave me a lesson ...
by A Songeur
August 27th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14449
Views: 708986

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My very last Roumier purchase: 2017 1 Bonnes Mares, 1 Cras and 1 Village. Prices go through the roof even in Frogland... alloc go down and am not getting any younger...
by A Songeur
August 24th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 39
Views: 2521

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

Roumier used to have as much red as white soil . From 2016 (I think), he has added white soil. Red gives more structured solid wine, white soil leads to more refined fragrant earlier maturing wine. Expect more "Chambollic" (as opposed to Morey) Bonnes Mares from now on... if you can afford them as p...
by A Songeur
August 23rd, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1969

Re: NSG Fans?

Bravo Brady! You are the man!
by A Songeur
August 22nd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7588

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Jurgen,
Without a doubt with young wines.
Would you be so affirmative with mature wines?...when many say the wood integrates and...bla bla bla
For special terroirs...
by A Songeur
August 19th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1969

Re: NSG Fans?

Do you find Gouges wines plummy? Do you know that Hudelot Noellat NSG village is from bas de combe, a terroir that borders Vosne Aux reas (above the Vosne), below NSG les Boudots(itself bordering Vosne Malconsorts) and sits along Vosne les Chaumes? A Vosne in all but name and a great terroir indeed ...
by A Songeur
July 25th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4246

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)

In 2014, I bought a mixed case of Darviot Perrin wines (Chassagne Blanchots dessus, Meursault Perrieres, Genevrieres and Tessons). I have opened a bottle of each except the Perrieres and they have been excellent. The only DP Perrieres I had were 2004 and 2005 which were either premoxed or very good ...
by A Songeur
July 22nd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 54
Views: 5227

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

Based on 2019 primeurs for Bordeaux and 2017 prices for Burgundy, my favorites are Branaire Ducru and D de Chevalier for Medoc, Barthod Chambolle village and many PYCM lower range white wines for Burgundy. Vernay blonde du seigneur now just off limit for cote rotie. Many German Riesling well within ...
by A Songeur
July 17th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent tastings (Rougeard, Sidonio de Sousa, Raveneau, Coche-Dury, Trotanoy, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Recent tastings (Rougeard, Sidonio de Sousa, Raveneau, Coche-Dury, Trotanoy, ...)

Laurent, You drink so well... Drank a Dauvissat 2009 Forest 2 weeks ago and it was singing... Also had a Mondeuse 2004 Prieure St Christophe tradition from Michel Grisard and it was an unexpected excellent wine ... surely the best Mondeuse I ever had by a country mile (actually, the only fine mondeu...
by A Songeur
July 17th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 13021

Re: 2019 German Riesling

We need to remain cool/ The last 15 years have been looking a bit like the Arts world. The wine industry has been promoting cult wines and regions. This started with Bordeaux, then moved to Californian wines then Burgundy ... then Piemont... always on the look, the industry can see German Riesling i...
by A Songeur
July 17th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

Bonnes Mares looks like being one of the elevated grand cru (hardly any 1er cru above except Barthod small Veroilles spot), I am a bit surprised it is singled out... RSV, Clos Vougeot... would look more "threatened"... or am I missing something? (on the other hand, Arnoux-Lachaux Reignots seems to b...
by A Songeur
July 17th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: TN: 2006 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

I bought a case (12 at the time) of this wine after tasting it en primeur at Bibendum (this was so cheap as the time...) and I have loved every I have opened... Still many to go... but I would not call it stern... rather delicious... (and HN is not even one of my favorite producers... although nicel...
by A Songeur
July 16th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5105

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Patrick Duffy wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 12:52 pm
An interesting question and a few surprises when I counted up:

Leoville Barton 53
Pio Cesare 43
G. Borgogno 42
Prieure-Lichine 41
Beaucastel (rouge) 40
Vieux Telegraphe 40
Even Francois may not beat this!...
by A Songeur
July 8th, 2020, 2:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2116

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

jason stein wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 7:06 pm
This is a fun one!

Chambolle
Vosne
Gevrey
Nuits
Volnay
Same here. Chambolle wins on villages level... not sure between Volnay and Morey
by A Songeur
July 5th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I love Bonnes Mares
Replies: 51
Views: 4322

Re: I love Bonnes Mares

Thanks Alan, seems logical as their plot is white soil
I have a 1 bottle verticale from 2009 and am longing to start opening one to taste. I should probably start with an early drinking vintage (2011 or 2013) but still seems a bit early. I like their Marsannay Les Champs Salomon quite a bit.
by A Songeur
July 4th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14449
Views: 708986

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Russell Faulkner wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:38 am
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
Where do you find all these treasures Russell?...
by A Songeur
July 1st, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If Pomerol did have a classification....?
Replies: 83
Views: 6157

Re: If Pomerol did have a classification....?

Thanks Mark! So, indeed, a jump in the unknown... ageing less may be a bonus as I am not getting any younger... but we shall see...
by A Songeur
July 1st, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If Pomerol did have a classification....?
Replies: 83
Views: 6157

Re: If Pomerol did have a classification....?

A bit surprised 2005 is mentioned as the starting point for new period of good VCC... as 2004 is excellent (as were 2000 and 1998 I suppose). What has changed? Had not bought any Pomerol since 2008 VCC, I took the plunge for Clinet 2019... does not rank well here but fingers crossed as it got good r...
by A Songeur
June 23rd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61973

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Message for Jeff: I did not find Canon 2019 in your website. Is it any good? Just bought a 3 bottle box.
by A Songeur
June 20th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1014
Views: 61973

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

JM Quarin says 2019 not in same league as 2005, 2010, 2015 2016 and 2018. He grades it from weak to very good with some great wines (quelques grands vins). He relates it to 2017 with a certain tenderness. Many wines were quite easy and pleasant but many lacking complexity and depth. Mid palate often...
by A Songeur
June 12th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7344

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

In France there is a saying that in Burgundy everything is for tasting and nothing is for sale. But in Bordeaux everything is for sale but nothing for tasting. One time a friend and I stumbled in to Roumier and Christophe invited us to join him on a visit by the people from the Highways Dept--evide...
by A Songeur
June 11th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7344

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Balance is what makes a good wine. Better producers are just better at it. They know what they can do with the grapes and what they can't. If they have some level of control over the vineyard, they can shape that as well, but it's not a requirement. I would think it is the exact opposite. The top p...
by A Songeur
June 11th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7344

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

How do you think different wood treatments do affect the wines at age 3? Rousseau comes to mind with regard to his big 3s and the other wines.
What is your experience regarding the 5 Gevrey CSJ once they age? Do they converge or do the different styles continue to be as marked as at age 3?
by A Songeur
June 7th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few "modest" wines at home as Toulouse restaurant's are still closed and my friends away (report in french)
Replies: 25
Views: 1679

Re: A few "modest" wines at home as Toulouse restaurant's are still closed and my friends away (report in french)

Laurent,
I found a D Laurent Gevrey CSJ 2011 in the cellar. From your experience, are DL and Sylvie Esmonin (also have 1 bottle) CSJ 2011 really in their drinking window or should I wait? (I also have Jadot and Fourrier versions, so comments also appreciated ...).
by A Songeur
June 5th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne

My problem... Most my Barthod purchases date from 2010 onwards (although I also bought 24 bottles in 2005)... but they can be enjoyed before they close... I agree with Matthew K. We'll see how the new giant affects the style.
by A Songeur
June 4th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant in Burgundy
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Restaurant in Burgundy

A Bonnes Mares by Roumier at 100 euros?... you must be kidding... maybe Laurent Roumier?...
by A Songeur
May 29th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 136
Views: 6524

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Warhol would not have had one tenth of one percent of the skills necessary to build an exact copy, which is why everything he actually extruded wasn't witty at all, just junk. Aside from the fact that this a woefully ignorant and terrible take on art generally, I urge you to go to the Warhol museum...
by A Songeur
May 21st, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet Morgeot 2014 (blanc)
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Ramonet Morgeot 2014

Same question: I would sometims like to put pictures I already have in whatsapp or whatever... but have no clue how to do it.
by A Songeur
May 20th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 57
Views: 4364

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

LOts of people already drinking 2017!... Is that right? Should I try?
by A Songeur
May 19th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In a world without DRC...
Replies: 62
Views: 5497

Re: In a world without DRC...

1 - I get a bottle a year of Dujac Malconsorts but have not been able to open any as it started with the 2016 vintage. How do you rate this wine? Compared to La Tache and to Bichot Malconsorts to take 2 opposite plots. I suppose it needs 15 years (?) 2 - Does Lamarche has RSV? I did not think so (gr...
by A Songeur
May 19th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13403

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

I posted the following excerpt to another thread, but it seems more appropriate here: I am nervous about 2011. Multiple examples from a few producers have come across as prematurely aged. They seem older than any other 21st century burgs, though I don’t have recent experience with ‘01, ‘03, or ‘04....
by A Songeur
May 11th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red
Replies: 109
Views: 7056

Re: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red

Only had a few of the old regime. Solid good wines since 2010 vintage ... but still young to draw definitive conclusions.
by A Songeur
May 11th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Winos' excellent adventure in France
Replies: 63
Views: 5028

Re: TN: Winos' excellent adventure in France

Unbelievable even to only do a small part of it ever... Really top stuff! Need to go to Troisgros... and others...
by A Songeur
May 11th, 2020, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red
Replies: 109
Views: 7056

Re: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red

Bigger holdings in the cellar
Grivot, Fourrier, Barthod, Mugneret Gibourg,
then tight for 5th: Roumier, D Laurent and Hudelot Noellat
by A Songeur
May 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 3016

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

Wine I bought most in my life was VCC 2004 ... 36 bottles. Second wine I bought most in my life is Fourrier GC VV : 35 bottles... best purchase ever... this wine rocks.
by A Songeur
May 9th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Re: TN: 2013 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Can't find the Gonon but get some JL Chave every year (normal and Clos Florentin). How would you compare with the Gonon?
by A Songeur
May 9th, 2020, 12:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean-Marc Millot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Replies: 21
Views: 1264

Re: TN: 2017 Jean-Marc Millot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

This is a sobering activity... one makes his best to make good winefor decades and then, your daughter or son comes and just takes it to a different level... out of the blue... one needs good character... in the end what matters is in the glass ... Arnoux, Grivot, Noellat, Millot, ... maybe the scho...
by A Songeur
May 8th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with morels
Replies: 46
Views: 1899

Re: What wine to pair with morels

Anyone that does more than adding a pinch of flour (too much ruins them) and pan searing them in butter is doing morels an injustice. I might be swayed towards Burgundy but am leaning towards Champagne. Save your sauces and risotto for chanterelles, boletes, shaggy manes, and miatake. Anybody who m...
by A Songeur
May 6th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19 Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: 19 Burgundy

Indeed, my quote about alcohol content was only about reds at one single producer... Very early...
by A Songeur
May 5th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19 Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: 19 Burgundy

2019 is a hot vintage as 2018 also is. My understanding is 2019 are less dense than 2018. Other feature seems to be lower levels of alcohol (1 to 1.5 degree less) in 2019 which some will like. Quantities not that high.
by A Songeur
May 5th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14449
Views: 708986

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just bought my first 2019:
6 Reignots, 3 CSJ, 3 Rugiens, 1 Clos Vougeot, 1 Bonnes Mares, 1 Grands Echezeaux.
Hope the quality is good...
by A Songeur
May 4th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7531

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Faiveley Musigny is the rarest, and possible most underrated of the "top end non DRC" reds. Fantastic quality, very rare (half the production of Roumier's Musigny) and, compared to many others, could really still be considered to be under priced.... Actually, they now have more Musigny land as they...

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