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by Gerhard P.
November 14th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 50
Views: 2003

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

No, not because I have more than enough to last me until I die, and not because I’m so old that I will die before any new-release stuff I would buy will be fully mature. Rather, it’s just that Garagiste and Fass shipments arrived on the same day and I had to carry seven cases of wine in from the ca...
by Gerhard P.
November 14th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Re: Ponsot...in general

... I find that there is always a funky quality with Clos de la Roche and Clos St. Denis, ... No, I don´t 2nd that. I did a comprehensive CdlRoche /CStDenis-tasting 2 years ago (14 bottles each) - and there were no general funk to detect, also not in 2001 and 2008 Ponsot. However the performance of...
by Gerhard P.
November 14th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '05 Pegau - 3L
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: '05 Pegau - 3L

You "found" it, so you haven´t purchased it yet? I cannot help you with an opportunity to open it, but what I´ve got to say: I have a lot of Pegau of almost every vintage and every cuvée ever produced, I have a few mags but not a single 3 L bottle. I wouldn´t know when to open it, too. But some peop...
by Gerhard P.
November 13th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineHunter: 1996 Domaine de l'Aigueliere Montpeyroux Cote Doree, $25
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: WineHunter: 1996 Domaine de l'Aigueliere Montpeyroux Cote Doree, $25

I like L´Aigueliere and still have vintages 1994 to 1999 ... a no-brainer over the week wine and still drinking fine.
However 1995/97/99 are imho better than 1996 ...

Cannot comment reg. seepage though ...
by Gerhard P.
November 12th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opening wines before reaching restaurant
Replies: 70
Views: 2313

Re: Opening wines before reaching restaurant

There are always ways to make life more complicated - no idea why people do it. [scratch.gif]

I have my arrangements with some restaurants, I bring my wine already open - and pay my corkage (or not even that in some locations).
by Gerhard P.
November 8th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 3003

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

What I heard was that 18 is like 15, with a little more power and a little less elegance No, I don't 2nd that. Certainly not less elegant ... and a different kind if power ... How would you describe it? Concentrated and wonderfully ripe, with sweet tannins, but also with excellent structure and liv...
by Gerhard P.
November 7th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 3003

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:01 am
What I heard was that 18 is like 15, with a little more power and a little less elegance
No, I don't 2nd that. Certainly not less elegant ... and a different kind if power ...
by Gerhard P.
November 7th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 45
Views: 3003

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

What I´ve tasted has no resemblance to 2003, at least at the top-producers where I´ve been (1st week in September). (It might well be that someone harvested too late and lost freshness and acidity, wines getting overripe and too broad, but I didn´t have any...) The wines are concentrated, structured...
by Gerhard P.
November 6th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2034

Re: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 2:07 pm

Birth year wines are fun. My best friend and business partner is a 1969 baby. A tough wine year for Europe.
69 was very weak in Bordeaux, but outstanding in Burgund (red) and even better in the Rhone valley ! [cheers.gif]
by Gerhard P.
November 6th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2034

Re: How to Explain Auction Prices of Terrible Wines?

Well, the question is: how terrible - and why? There are always positive surprises to be found ... (if you´ve made your homeworks) However, imho there are usually the following reasons: - anniversaries - buy on reputation, money no issue - no idea of anything, but far too much money ..... btw: 1980 ...
by Gerhard P.
November 6th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Austrian Reds?

I have visited Gottardi in Innsbruck once. They had a fairly nice selection including producers such as Prager, Heinrich and Johanneshof Reinisch. However I think I enjoyed even more the Wein & Co - located most romantically in a shopping mall - which had a lot of nice stuff from the likes of Nigl,...
by Gerhard P.
November 5th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Domaine Chave Hermitage Vintage Preferences?

For drinking now: none red 2013 is slightly more powerful (a bit like 1998), 2014 a bit more civilized (reminds me on 1994) ... both need 20+ years. For drinking now: 1991, 1994, 1997 ... (2002) ... white: hard to say which to drink now, all are really outstanding, maybe 2013 has not gone in its usu...
by Gerhard P.
November 5th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2761

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

I´ve had great bottles of Vogüé, but all great ones had been 25+ years old. Some younger ones showed potential but simply did not sing for me ... and were more or less disapointing for what it was ... (also the Ch-M and 1er Cru) I do think that Vogüé needs a lot of time, and that it is simply a wast...
by Gerhard P.
November 5th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Austrian Reds?

Reason is simply lack of time. Throwing in only a few accidental names is a bit unfair ... but some have been named already above my post. I´ll see if I can do anything this week. Thanks Gerhard, in case you have any leads for a nice winery to visit close to Innsbruck, that would be appreciated. Wi...
by Gerhard P.
November 4th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Austrian Reds?

Reason is simply lack of time. Throwing in only a few accidental names is a bit unfair ... but some have been named already above my post.
I´ll see if I can do anything this week.
by Gerhard P.
November 4th, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Austrian Reds?

Sattler and Wallner are good producers, and Brundlmayer. Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch,and St Laurent are varieties to look for. And Cabernet Franc. Lots of very good wines over there which don’t make their way over here - after a year your son could be making recommendations! Sattler (if you mean Karl S...
by Gerhard P.
November 3rd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: TN: 1965 Clos des Papes

I know the 65 ClosdPape, and it´s indeed a great wine and a spectacular effort for the vintage. Fortunately a good friend of mine is born in 1965, and I had the joy to taste this ... and VS Unico (even bnetter) ... and some others (Barolo can be good). I had seveeral 59 ChdPs, but not ClosdPape ... ...
by Gerhard P.
November 3rd, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

I like this vintage, although it is still a bit on the youthful side ... very pure fruit and fine depth.
Interestingly Thierry Brouin always preferred the 2001 to 2002 ... something I cannot agree with ...
01 is very good and closer to full maturity, but leaner without the intensity and depth of 02.
by Gerhard P.
November 1st, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Found bottle of 1969 Dom Perignon

Bottle looks original, but the fill is not perfect, though ok for its age. Colour is hard to judge from the pic ... maybe a bit dark. If it´s drinkable or not is impossible to say without opening (it always can be corked ...), but the vintage is outstanding and with that fill the odds are certainly ...
by Gerhard P.
October 26th, 2019, 2:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1318

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

I recommend put bottles upright for a certain time - so that the cork can get kind of dry again - and only lay it horizontally again later. That can happen when the bottles have been shipped and/or manipulated too early after bottling ... I don´t think it´s specifical only for H-N ... Not opened 201...
by Gerhard P.
October 26th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

We´ve done it several times: Echezeaux (Arnoux) in Echezeaux, Jean (Michel) Gros in Richebourg, Chateau des Tours in des Tours (although I don´t know if it was the actual Vacqueyras-vineyard - or only Cotes-du-Rhone ... Rostaing CR in La Landonne ... and several times in Styrian vineyards ... always...
by Gerhard P.
October 23rd, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grand cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Which grand cru

Mongeard-Mugneret !
Lambrays is accessable but still can go some years.
by Gerhard P.
October 23rd, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: seems like 06 red burgs have tightened up lately...
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: seems like 06 red burgs have tightened up lately...

Usually I do not open Burgs at age 12-13 years - the 2006s are in the bottle for app. 11 years now, usually too young. Last week I was served a 2006 Village (fine producer) that was not closed but also nowhere near any maturity, quite primary and fruit-driven ... and definitely too young for my tast...
by Gerhard P.
October 17th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 39
Views: 2004

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

Pee-peh(r) Ayd-seek ... (like (h)ide without "h")

French cannot pronounce the "H" in Heid... so it´s definitely left out.
Usually the ending -er is pronounced -eh, but I´ve heard some pronouncing the final "r" very softly ...
by Gerhard P.
October 17th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

newhere You are completely right, Gerhard, but if there is one exception, why not a second exception? :-) ... because it´s not 1855 anymore ... pileon Seriously, if we remember the fuss in St.Emilion, what would a new classification bring us in value? Nothing - except still higher prices ... see An...
by Gerhard P.
October 16th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

an elevation of La Mission and Las Cases is long overdue - .... La Mission-HB is in Graves/Pessac-Leognan, and that´s a completely different classification (1953/59), there are no First Growths there, only classified (red/white) ... and the rest non-classified. Haut-Brion was the only Chateau inclu...
by Gerhard P.
October 16th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1547

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

.... The 1976 has always been mediocre. Ironically after it’s elevation, Mouton went through a really bad patch. 1978 and 1981 were the only real exceptions, although I have good and bad bottles of 1975 and 1979. Yes, 1976 Mouton was disapointing. Reg. the 1979 M.: when we had been invited by a bef...
by Gerhard P.
October 9th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 53
Views: 3602

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

If you’ve wondered how to say Pegau, the daughter Laurence Feraud, who took over managing the property starting with the 2005 vintage, pronounces the name as Pay-Go. The father says it differently, Puh-Gow. .... I have always pronounced it the way the father does. Paul sounds more like Peh-Gow ... ...
by Gerhard P.
September 28th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6435

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Ebbe Bonde Soerensen wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 8:03 am
I have never loved German wine , so a Nazi wine in my world , all German wines are Nazi Wines, just my 2 cents!
Zweigelt is usually Austria - not Germany
by Gerhard P.
September 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6435

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

James Wright wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 4:34 am
i have been watching this one from the cheap seats –

but i heartily recommend the Rotburger from Weingut Rosi Schuster
as an exemplary expression of the grape variety
(no current business connexion)
Yes, Rosi's wines are very fine, especially also the sweet ones.
by Gerhard P.
September 28th, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6435

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

.... If somebody can show me a wine that is better than barely drinkable, I'll drink it under either name. Dan Kravitz Dan, if you mean you haven´t had a better than barely drinkable Zweigelt until now - be invited to Graz and I will serve you. There are dozens of excellent/outstanding Zweigelts, b...
by Gerhard P.
September 26th, 2019, 12:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6435

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

I know the story, I´m from Graz. But what and whom would it help to boykott wines made from the Zweigelt grape today? Nobody, but it would do a lot of harm to many wine growers here who were not even born 75 years ago. If you take the same scale worldwide nobody should buy South African wines anymor...
by Gerhard P.
September 24th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Variety and Aging
Replies: 27
Views: 971

Re: Grape Varietal and Aging

I think it´s a combination of variety (is this correct? grape-variety?) and terroir, of course with vintage and producer in addition. I doubt that Pinot noir planted in the Enclos of Chateau Latour will yield exciting results. On the other hand Cabernet Sauvignon in Romanée-Conti ...? Even if vinifi...
by Gerhard P.
September 24th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 33
Views: 1737

Re: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

commercial post: I import Pegau to most of the U.S. I like the 2003 better than Scott does. IMO, it is still a little primary (from memory from a bottle early this year), but should improve for 5 years. Dan Kravitz 10+ years ... for all who think the 2003 fruit is too much ... Stumbled upon a coupl...
by Gerhard P.
September 21st, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Turque
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: La Turque

I once had the 1997 and 1994 LT side by side, quite a difference, 1994 is more intense and stronger, 1997 slightly softer and brighter, but both outstanding efforts and among the best Cote-Roties of the vintages.
Never had 2007 LT.
by Gerhard P.
September 20th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?

There are no "Cuvee Unique"-bottles in Europe, so I have no experience, but I think this practique has been abandoned for more than a decade. If I remember correctly Gerard told me once that he simply bottled one or two new barrels for his US-importer seperately - without blending it with wine from ...
by Gerhard P.
September 19th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

This wine has been delicious since release. So much so that I only have one left :) That´s not recommended for experiencing the magic of a real mature Pegau ... [shrug.gif] we had the 1985 Cuvee Laurence* 2 weeks ago ... THAT´s the REAL thing ! *(The CL is generally identical to the Cuvee Reservée ...
by Gerhard P.
September 19th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2014 Pégau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Agree, this is a very nice wine, already accessable and reminding me a bit on the 2004 CR, very Burgundian in texture, will doubtless improve with time in the bottle, certainly no blockbuster, but very enjoyable at least until 2030+
by Gerhard P.
September 15th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Metayage

Anyone ever get an explanation why Ponsot is bottling wine that can age for decades with a plastic Cork? Come on they must be smarter than that. I can appreciate Diam or even a well tried screwcap with a good liner, but plastic, PLASTIC? He ran long-term experiments first, as I recall. It's synthet...
by Gerhard P.
September 13th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Metayage

Dennis Borczon wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Anyone ever get an explanation why Ponsot is bottling wine that can age for decades with a plastic Cork? Come on they must be smarter than that. I can appreciate Diam or even a well tried screwcap with a good liner, but plastic, PLASTIC?
Yes ...
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by Gerhard P.
September 13th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: thoughts on decanting a 1975 Yquem?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 4:33 am
I would slow ox rather than decant, but that’s just me.
I couldn't agree more, but we will remain in the minority here.
I' d slow-ox for 3+ hours ... then taste, then decant for what you think is necessary, usually 2-3 hours ...
by Gerhard P.
September 13th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Metayage

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:07 am
Do the chezeaux bottles use plastic corks?
Yes, the reason why I rarely buy them ... only for tastings.
by Gerhard P.
September 13th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Metayage

Metayage means the owner owns the vineyard, another wine-maker cares for the vines, harvests, maybe makes the wine ... and delivers half of the crop to the owner ... either in grapes, in must, in wine in barrels or in bottles. In the case of Domaine des Chezeaux they own the Chambolle Charmes vineya...
by Gerhard P.
September 12th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3757

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

By the way, I have a particular reason to be happy about this decision at Chateau des Tours. I don't buy their wines in the US because the mark-up makes it not worth it to me. I buy it regularly at the domaine when I am here because, although the Vacqueyras is more expensive than most, given the qu...
by Gerhard P.
September 12th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3757

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

It' s certainly not a "crime" - it's got to do with culture ... cellaring a wine, opening it properly (with aeration time), enjoying it in full maturity and best condition ... it' s definitely different from coke or bud ... I do understand when producers hold back some or all wines ... and it's THEI...
by Gerhard P.
September 10th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3757

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Didn't know there was a set plan for Rayas. Good to know the pain. How about the 2010 ? 2010 is already released (I think this spring) - don´t know if everywhere. But my warning is: it won´t be fully mature before 2025-2028 ... better drink 2008, 2006, 2004 and older now ... However I don´t underst...
by Gerhard P.
September 10th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 22
Views: 1214

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

Many recs in Beaune - you might already know "Ma Cuisine" - but many more.
On the way to Dijon you might go to
Castel de Tres Girard
in Morey St Denis.

Very good food, very relaxed service, good wine-list of not too high prices.
I´ve been there last week.
Also a hotel.
by Gerhard P.
September 10th, 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3757

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Didn't know there was a set plan for Rayas. Good to know the pain. How about the 2010 ? 2010 is already released (I think this spring) - don´t know if everywhere. But my warning is: it won´t be fully mature before 2025-2028 ... better drink 2008, 2006, 2004 and older now ... However I don´t underst...
by Gerhard P.
September 9th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 3757

Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Quite a lot of (top) producers seem to postpone the release of their new vintages or top wines more and more ... Most famous example is Chateau RAYAS: soon after Emmanuel Reynaud took over after the passing of his uncle Jacques in 1997 he released vintages not in the 2nd spring/summer after the vint...
by Gerhard P.
September 7th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1945 Vintage but New Looking Bottle
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: 1945 Vintage but New Looking Bottle

what i'm curious about: they seem to have almost any vintage available ... and tasting very similar ...
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