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by Gerhard P.
June 25th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4514

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

...
Jayer Cros Parantoux...
1961 Latour a Pomerol,
1961 La Chapelle
red Rayas older than 1970 ...
1945 Romanee-Conti ...
by Gerhard P.
June 25th, 2020, 2:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 2106

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

For white: various white wines (often Sauvignon blanc) from Stefan Potzinger (Styria/Austria) and others ...
for red: Cotes-du-Rhone (and Vin de France) - various producers, among them Charvin, Ferrand, Clos du Caillou, Pegau, Brunel, de Tours ...
by Gerhard P.
June 25th, 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 28 white Burgundies - (premox check)
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: 28 white Burgundies - (premox check)

Although I´m very short in time: 1st flight: Chassagne-Montrachet Domaine Marc Colin 1er Cru „Caillerets“ (2012) Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru „Clos des Monts-Luisants“ (blanc) – Domaine Ponsot (2015) Meursault Domaine Comte-Lafon „Clos des la Barre“ (Monopole) – 2011 Meursault Domaine Buisson-Charles 1...
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 28 white Burgundies - (premox check)
Replies: 4
Views: 858

28 white Burgundies - (premox check)

Last Friday we´ve tasted 28 white Burgundies, vintages 2015 to 1978. 20 were from the (suspect) period 1996 to 2015 – and out of these 20 wines there was only one that could be called „advanced“ – a 2000 Sauzet PM Referts ... after 18 years in the bottle I would not call it "pre"moxed- but advanced ...
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1692

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Apropos Brian's question for 2005 but for the dreaded 2003 vintage: How do you think they're doing ... Bourgogne vs village vs 1er cru vs Grands Cru? I just opened up a 2003 Chevillon Pruliers that was excellent. No hint of the stewed fruit detected when last tasted in 2013. And what have ye found?...
by Gerhard P.
June 22nd, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premium Austrian wines and closures
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: Premium Austrian wines and closures

Well, a single vineyard Smaragd is a top-wine in the portfolio, so it is meant to be aged (at least in the mind of the producer) - and therefor he uses natural cork. Screwcaps are very popular, but usually used for the wines to be drunk earlier (where it is absolutely justyfied imho) ... for wines t...
by Gerhard P.
June 22nd, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1538

Re: Yeah...But....

Why would you want to drink a wine whose simplicity guarantees it will never get a score over 90??? [stirthepothal.gif] I put Picpoul in the same category of Vermentino or Albarino; not a pprofound drink, but something that sometimes the moment just calls for. Most of the ones you see come from the...
by Gerhard P.
June 15th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2187

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Southern Styria ... called Austrian Toscana ...
Although Burgundy has great wines the landscape isn't that impressive ...
Chateauneuf or Provence can be nice, but also extremely hot in the summer ... and when the Mistral is blowing ...
by Gerhard P.
June 15th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1737

Re: Leoville Las Cases: 2000 vs 2010 vs 2016

[snort.gif] For less than the price of the 2000, I would buy some of the brilliant 1985, especially if you can find the late release, for drinking over the next two decades. If you are actuarially likely to live for another thirty years, then maybe buy some 2016, too. 1985 is great (although in dang...
by Gerhard P.
June 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: New cool book on Champagne

R M Kriete wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Book looks great, but I'll never forgive her for breaking up the Beatles [wink.gif]
+1 (although there were other reasons,too)
by Gerhard P.
May 31st, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 2:41 pm
Since we have a "most beautiful wine labels" thread, figured we need a counterpart. I nominate Domaine de L'Arlot.

domaine-de-l-arlot-vosne-romanee-1er-cru-les-suchots-red-2016.jpg
That would also be my 1st choice ...
by Gerhard P.
May 26th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Relatively low RP rating but wine drops your jaws
Replies: 42
Views: 2462

Re: Relatively low RP rating but wine drops your jaws

A few times I had wines that received relatively low rating from Robert Parker ( let say 90-92 or 93/100 at best) but after cracking the cork I was shocked how good the wine is. 90-93 is not a "low" rating ... I sometimes have the feeling that several scores posted here are rather (too) high ... to...
by Gerhard P.
May 23rd, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage
Replies: 44
Views: 1694

Re: TN: Second Zoom tasting – Chave Hermitage

Interesting, thanks.
Was that the tasting order ...1989 to 2012?
by Gerhard P.
May 22nd, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: 2002 Bouchard - Vosne Romanee - Aux Reignots ??

[training.gif] I tasted the 02s with Louis Michel in his cellar the summer of 2003; definitely Bouchard chose and delivered the barrels for the wines bottled as Bouchard. But LM did the elevage. Tried both Reignots and La Romanees. Obviously more alike than different but you could ascertain some dif...
by Gerhard P.
May 19th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In a world without DRC...
Replies: 62
Views: 5548

Re: In a world without DRC...

.... You should know that I'm far too lazy to do that. Plus, I enjoy wasting everyone's time. ;) That´s what I thought .... [diablo.gif] Here´s a list of the RSV and Rb-owners ... make your choice ... Romanee-St-Vivant: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 5,28 ha Domaine Leroy 0,99 ha Maison Louis Latour 0...
by Gerhard P.
May 17th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?

preferred Chevy due to more nerve, tension, and energy. I think you're not tasting the best Montrachet. Because the sexiness that Brad mentions is the reason the Montrachet premium is worth it. Poor selections of Montrachet might give you that misguided opinion. I agree, when a Montrachet is really...
by Gerhard P.
May 15th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Henri Bonneau has passed
Replies: 45
Views: 3851

Re: Henri Bonneau has passed

There may be, I really wasn't sure. I hope there is! He has a son, Marcel I think, but many people I spoke with did not think he is capable of doing anything on his own ... I once overheard somebody mentioning Jerome Bressy (Gourt de Mautens) should take over .... GOD help - NO! Why do you feel J. ...
by Gerhard P.
May 13th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 999

Re: Wine pairing with music

I'm looking for something to go with Mahler's 5th. German Riesling! Well, one possibility ... I could name a lot more. As a composer, conductor and musician (and wine lover) I'd say: it all depends ... if you don't like Mahler ... it' s nonsense - if you don' t like Riesling .... the same ... Just ...
by Gerhard P.
May 10th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 950

Re: another glassware question - grenache

William Kelley wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 11:33 am
larry schaffer wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 10:44 am
Steve,

I don't think you'll be disappointed in a PN glass for a classic CdP whatsoever - they really do work well . . .

Cheers
You're saying there is such a thing as classic CdP today? neener
Bois de Boursan, Clos des Brusquieres ...
by Gerhard P.
May 10th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: another glassware question - grenache
Replies: 19
Views: 950

Re: another glassware question - grenache

Any glass fine for Pinot noir is also fine for Grenache - Riedel Vinum is excellent and not too expensive
by Gerhard P.
May 8th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14641
Views: 727014

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 bts. of Vosne-Romanee Malconsorts 1980/ Clos Frantin ... for 40,- each ...

6 Riesling Singerriedel Smaragd 2019 - Weingut Hofstätter-Spitz/Wachau 15,50

12/2 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Czamillonberg - Stefan Potzinger/Styria 8,-
by Gerhard P.
May 8th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 3075

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Pat Martin wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 7:11 am
The 1980 Pichon Lalande and even more so the 1989 Montelena Estate cab. Birthyear of a wine buddy, so we’ve given 1980 a repeatedly look and these two wines are outstanding in a universally panned vintage.
... + 1991 Pichon-Lalande ...

BTW: Rayas 2008 is really a great success (incl. Pignan)
by Gerhard P.
May 8th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 3075

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

Although I have not had it, and therefore cannot verify the claim, people speak highly of Chave Hermitage 2003. It could therefore make the list of great wines in absolutely stunningly awful vintages. It is questionable what is classified as "mediocre" ... 1991 Bordeaux is, 2002 Chateauneuf-dP is, ...
by Gerhard P.
April 30th, 2020, 2:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1973
Replies: 37
Views: 1531

Re: 1973

Forget Bordeaux, and red Burgundy isn't much better. But white Burgs can be still excellent ... and 1973 is a fine year for Champagne.
Southern Rhone is not ba but not great either.

No specialist on US ...
by Gerhard P.
April 29th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7602

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

Comte Liger-Belair:
La Romanee
if too expensive: Aux Reignots (or Les Suchots, or Petits Monts)
if still too expensive:
Les Chaumes
still cheaper:
Clos du Chateau

Vintage 2009 - if too expensive: 2007 (great now)
by Gerhard P.
April 27th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie

[snort.gif] pepsi
ybarselah wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 8:59 am
weird; kramer's book lists it as 1.2298 ha/3 acres, but no owners at all.

also an ironically named 1er called "le village"
That's correct - I have some ...vineyard just below the Place de Monument ...
by Gerhard P.
April 27th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie

adamredford wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:50 am
This may be slightly off-topic but I have some '96 Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Sorbe by Joseph Drouhin. Do you think that it is past it's prime? It's been well-stored
Why should it be? Most probably coming around soon ...
by Gerhard P.
April 27th, 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: Morey Saint Denis - Côte Rotie

There ist a hostel (called Cote-Rotie) there, which btw is recommended for an inexpensive and quiet stay.
Maybe there are a few grapes grown below on the Ponsot property, but certainly not declared seperately (maybe used in a cuvee).
by Gerhard P.
April 22nd, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Clos des Réas
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: TN: 1999 Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Clos des Réas

the older Jean Gros version used to be a favorite of mine. Gustav Gros before that, I think. Sounds great. Haven’t had it in years. Michel made the wine since 1975 - even if it´s labelled Jean Gros - so you´re speaking of pre-1975? BTW: I like Michels wines. didn’t realize that. I was drinking from...
by Gerhard P.
April 20th, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)
Replies: 87
Views: 3013

Re: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)

Glen Gold wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 4:45 pm
How about Jean-Jacques Confuron?
[cheers.gif]
by Gerhard P.
April 20th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Red Burgundy would you buy under $400 to drink now?
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: Which Red Burgundy would you buy under $400 to drink now?

Something from 1990, 1985 or 1978, if available also 1971 or 64 ... it depends ... you can easily say I'd buy a 1970 Latour ... but Jean Gros Richebourg ... or Leroy Echezeaux ... or Andre Cathiard Malconsorts ... that' s much harder (+proveniance)

... fortunately I've already got some bottles ...
by Gerhard P.
April 11th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50th birthday vintage (1971)
Replies: 27
Views: 852

Re: 50th birthday vintage (1971)

Great in red Burgundy and German Riesling, Pomerol with some major successes ... left bank much weaker, but Latour is fine.
by Gerhard P.
April 10th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 73
Views: 2917

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

I hope I will not know when drinking it ...
by Gerhard P.
April 9th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1576

Re: 2005 Burgundy Advice

I've never consumed a Burgundy. I purchased a 2005 Domaine Pierre Amiot Et Fils, Gevrey Chambertin, 1er Cru Les Combottes. The bottle has been stored in a wine cooler since purchase at the old Wine Exchange, Orange, Ca. I'm very interested to see what Burgundy is all about. Do you think it's in a p...
by Gerhard P.
April 5th, 2020, 1:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2301

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Gerhard, did you taste 2017 or 2018? I have the 17s in my cellar. 100% - Sums it up perfectly. It’s really that Southern part of the vineyard, plus the rarity, (and producers) that make these two unicorns. I don´t quite get it: Aux Reignots is West of La Romanée (not South), and moreover bordering ...
by Gerhard P.
April 4th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2301

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Surely lots of people would! The pricing on L-B Reignots is positively stratospheric. No, Liger-Belairs Reignots is less than half off domaine ! It may be different in the market though ... Liger-Belair Reignots is now a $1,500+ wine on the U.S. secondary market. Most expensive red 1er on the marke...
by Gerhard P.
April 4th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2301

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Surely lots of people would! The pricing on L-B Reignots is positively stratospheric. No, Liger-Belairs Reignots is less than half off domaine ! It may be different in the market though ... But to be perfectly honest, this sh!t is beyond legit. Punto. Be well, y'all. Santé ps-I have a vertical of t...
by Gerhard P.
April 2nd, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2301

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:02 pm
Great vineyard and great maker Don. Young Charles Lachaux is a gun!
Increased the price for the 2018 Reignots almost 400% ...
pass! [pwn.gif]
by Gerhard P.
March 27th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 Remy Latricieres - Should I Audouze it?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: 1971 Remy Latricieres - Should I Audouze it?

Glen Gold wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 11:53 am
... Should I, as per M. Audouze, stand it up, remove the cork, wipe the neck, and let nature or physics or black magic do its thing for 4-5 hours before having a pour?
Yes
by Gerhard P.
March 18th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video offlines...could they become a thing?
Replies: 47
Views: 1218

Re: Video offlines...could they become a thing?

I agree with Greg ... and moreover: >> a group could all purchase the same wine and discuss it via video conference.<< ... a wine which could be purchased by the whole group (10-20 people?) would most probably not be very interesting ... still less interesting when it´s about several wines: a Bourgo...
by Gerhard P.
March 17th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines to AVOID due to VIRUS
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: Wines to AVOID due to VIRUS

Almost a virus celebration:

Image

neener
by Gerhard P.
March 3rd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

THIS
Greg K wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:34 am
... Chapoutier wines aren’t very good imho.
...
was exaggerated (imho) ... but of course you are entitled to your ho ...
by Gerhard P.
March 3rd, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

There was absolutely nothing flawed about the 1990 Sizeranne, it was just a not very good bottle of Hermitage (it is not Côte Rotie). Chapoutier wines aren’t very good imho. .... Yes, sure, my mistake ... a mental leap maybe due to holding a bottle of Chapoutier 1990 Cote-Rotie in my hands two days...
by Gerhard P.
March 3rd, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: TN: Northern Rhones

OTOH, I have slowly worked my way through almost a case of 1993 La Sizeraine, some good some not so much, and the last one I opened was the best I have ever tasted. Yeah.....I’ve literally poured most of the 1990 Sizeranne down the drain because no one liked it. 1993 was the worst vintage at least ...
by Gerhard P.
March 1st, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 70
Views: 3276

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

tpetty wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 5:19 pm


I just ordered 1/2 dozen bottles of random 1971 Bordeaux from chateau.com in France. (for an average of around $50, including the trans-Atlantic shipping, so I don't have high hopes of a spectacular wine - but decent will be OK)
So much ado about nothing ... [scratch.gif]
by Gerhard P.
March 1st, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 4211

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Seriously - if they are good friends you can work out anything with them, that´s what friends do ... Tell them you´ll bring a "nice" wine, but that you feel it will even show better in "special glassware" - and bring glasses with you - for them and for you. Then leave all glasses for them to keep. N...
by Gerhard P.
March 1st, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3927

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Yes Gerhard, this will probably be the case. But is this true for every 2002 Burgundy? From Bourgogne over village wines to the Grands Crus? Is this true for both Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits? I do not think so. If you speak about the best Grands Crus and Premiers I am with you. But not if we t...
by Gerhard P.
February 27th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3927

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Brady Daniels wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 11:36 am
... I already raised my eyebrows when CT notes tell me to “drink up” my 2002 burgs, but now the brow-arch will be just a bit steeper.
I could have told you long ago that such a suggestion is total rubbish ... the best will outlive me .... [oops.gif]
by Gerhard P.
February 27th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cru Bourgeois classification
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: New Cru Bourgeois classification

Strange - a lot of well-known names missing ... and therefore quite useless imho ...
Moulis is completely blank ??? [scratch.gif]
Monbrison, Labegorce, Meyney, Haut-Marbuzet, Phelan-Segur, Potensac, La Tour de By, Pibran, La Bridane, Cissac, Soudars ........ ????
by Gerhard P.
February 27th, 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3927

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

.. I have drunk 62 wines of 1957 including 9 of DRC among which a Jeroboam of La Tâche which was amazingly great. François, I´ve had not 62, but 25-30 different 1957s, and Lynch-Bages was indeed very good (but not great). It so much depends on the specific bottle and its condition. Bernard Noblet o...

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