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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: 41
Views: 1598

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: 41
Views: 1598

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: 41
Views: 1598

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: 41
Views: 1598

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: 375

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: 1150

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: 1775

Re: Wines to AVOID due to VIRUS

Almost a virus celebration:

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by Gerhard P.
March 3rd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones
Replies: 28
Views: 2011

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: 2011

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: 2011

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: 69
Views: 2840

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: 3906

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: 3620

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: 3620

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: 822

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: 3620

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...
by Gerhard P.
February 26th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3620

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Gerhard, When I began to be interested in old wines, I had not no much money and I bought many wines in the small appellations and in the small years. And it has never bothered me. As you say, a weak year will never attain the level of a great year, but if you know it, you can enjoy the wine for wh...
by Gerhard P.
February 25th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1856

Re: Anything good from '81?

John Morris wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 6:36 am
Has anyone had the Gruaud Larose in recent years? That was a stand-out in the vintage, but I haven't had one in 15+ years.
Six years ago, still excellent, but the fill was outstanding - into neck.

Btw - Musar 81 is really very good, although it wasn' t a memorable bottle ... at least for me.
by Gerhard P.
February 25th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1856

Re: Anything good from '81?

Nah, worst vintage of the century. ;-) A reply that only proofs the lacking knowledge of the writer ... (despite the joke ...) HERE: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=162309&p=2774602&hilit=1981#p2774602 was another thread on 1981 I did write: >Chateauneuf-du-Pape ... no doub...
by Gerhard P.
February 24th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: continuing the discussion on old wines
Replies: 57
Views: 3620

Re: continuing the discussion on old wines

Thank you for all your comments. It is always difficult to make métaphores. My intimate conviction is that the wines which were well made will age as gloriously as the ancient wines. It means that if a 1928 is glorious today, I do not see why a 1990 would not be as glorious when it is 92 years old,...
by Gerhard P.
February 24th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze

Antoine,
you are (almost) right, most of the Bart vineyard is "above" the road, only a tiny part reaches below it ... so it´s kind of more of a Chambolle-Musigny than a Morey-SD in character ...
by Gerhard P.
February 24th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze

I like the wines and have had some excellent bottles 1988 to 2002 ... (nothing younger). However usually not reaching the highest heights of quality, they often had a slightly rustic touch, but nevertheless very satisfying and enjoyable to drink when mature, not only the GCs but also the Fixin Herve...
by Gerhard P.
February 22nd, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2840

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

lleichtman wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 10:48 pm
Cheval Blanc always holds for me for really old bottles that are often great. I think '71 is under $700 and well worth it.
>> I don't want to spend $500, but in the $100-$200 range would be OK.<<

What´s the point ... Petrus is even better imho ...
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by Gerhard P.
February 21st, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Vougeot question
Replies: 20
Views: 1021

Re: Clos Vougeot question

There is no such thing as 1er cru from Clos de Vougeot. All clos de Vougeot is grand cru. Vougeot 1er cru is outside Clos de Vougeot on Vougeot commune outside the walls. Antoine, I don't think that's true. I believe a wine from grapes planted exclusively in Clos de Vougeot can be labled Vougeot 1e...
by Gerhard P.
February 21st, 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2826

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

The pics of Gus (especially the 1st one) show clearly the triangular parking spot entitled to Musigny AC ...
the vines are the ex-Christian Confuron (now Tawse)
by Gerhard P.
February 21st, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Vougeot question
Replies: 20
Views: 1021

Re: Clos Vougeot question

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by Gerhard P.
February 21st, 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Vougeot question
Replies: 20
Views: 1021

Re: Clos Vougeot question

Maybe this is the right answer to a question here...maybe not: At some point, all labels had 'appellation controlee' somewhere on the label...like the pic above. Then, some point along the way (I forget when), this changed to 'appellation Clos Vougeot Grand Cru controlee' or 'appellation Clos Vouge...
by Gerhard P.
February 20th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2826

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

... See: https://weinlagen-info.de/#gemeinde_id=1598 That's a cool map. Couldn't find Clos des Rosiers' parcel on there, but as long as we're talking small plots that have a hint of Clos des Lambrays... Clos des Rosiers - of Chantal Remy- is in Morey-St-Denis, right behind the house of Chantal ... ...
by Gerhard P.
February 20th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2826

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

What matters is terroir and musigny is the at the apex of burgundy wines. Taupenot merme Lambrays looks like a coquetry The Musigny plots below the road are certainly not the very best among the vineyard, I' ve tasted both before sale to Tawse ... not really GC-level ... BTW also Taupenots CdLambra...
by Gerhard P.
February 20th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2826

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

What matters is terroir and musigny is the at the apex of burgundy wines. Taupenot merme Lambrays looks like a coquetry The Musigny plots below the road are certainly not the very best among the vineyard, I' ve tasted both before sale to Tawse ... not really GC-level ... BTW also Taupenots CdLambra...
by Gerhard P.
February 20th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2840

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

1971 is a fine vintage in red Burgundy, German Riesling ... and also Piemont. In Bordeaux it's a mixed bag - right bank can be excellent, left bank rather werk except Latour and few others ...Rhone Valley is not great but not bad either, fine bottles to be found ... As always bottle condition is cri...
by Gerhard P.
February 19th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2826

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

**** I have seen several in different cellars, all have special names (which I have forgotten), but a half barrel is called "feuillette", but can have between 112 and 132 liter capacity ... according to a winemaker ...***** Thanks for the all the details - Gerhard ..........hmm. What do you mean by...
by Gerhard P.
February 18th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2826

Re: What's the smallest production cuvée in Burgundy?

The smallest I have ever personally seen is the half barrel of Clos de Lambrays from Taupenot-Merme. 12 cases or so. 144 bottles. Larger than the Griotte from Duroche but for a long time this was one of the smallest cuvees in red. This - and Musigny by Faiveley before they purchased Doufuleur ... t...
by Gerhard P.
February 17th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5876

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I don't know but it might be that the aged wines didn't get enough air ... open 5 hours in advance without decant, then decant and serve immediately and slowly ... might help a bit ... This could be my issue - I've tried decanting for about an hour, and not decanting pouring directly into glasses, ...
by Gerhard P.
February 17th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5876

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

I don't know but it might be that the aged wines didn't get enough air ... open 5 hours in advance without decant, then decant and serve immediately and slowly ... might help a bit ...
by Gerhard P.
February 17th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

Gerhard, Craig and Greg are saying that an easily identifiable wine may not be typical or representative of the region precisely because what makes it easily identifiable is that it stands out as very different from other wines from the region. The LaLa's key identifying feature is that of Guigal's...
by Gerhard P.
February 17th, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 43
Views: 3728

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

I have a collection of 86 & 89 Bordeaux's. Please share tasting notes. These wines are drinking beautifully. Anyone in the NYC area like to attend or help organize a tasting of these wines? Thanks. Paul There are nummerous and enough tasting notes around and at CT ... Very generally 1986 is a vinta...
by Gerhard P.
February 17th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

I've never had the Guigal La Landonne, but I love the Delas La Landonne. Can anyone who's had both tell me how they compare? I had far less Delas LL than Guigals, only 4 or 5 vintages, but I´d say it seems to have slightly more prominent and harder tannins, the texture is less velvety - and sometim...
by Gerhard P.
February 16th, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

Thanks Gerhard......the voice of reason as always. An interesting sentiment. Some wine drinkers are very averse to oak. Some less so. Some not at all. It’s not a matter of reason, it’s a matter of preference. Whether or not one likes wine made Guigal or think they have a lot of typicity doesn’t mak...
by Gerhard P.
February 14th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Montielle Volnay 2005 1er cru Taillespieds
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: de Montielle Volnay 2005 1er cru Taillespieds

I just participated in a discussion with some German friends about Burgs vintage 2005. There were suggestions (by a well know writer) either sell them - or wait another 10+ years. I´ll do the latter - and won´t open one - except it is absolutely necessary in the name of science ... flirtysmile I hav...
by Gerhard P.
February 14th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: TN : 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

I never understood the AFWE aversion to these wines. Why would the AFWE crowd have an aversion to a wine so larded with new oak so that 20 years in it can have absolutely zero varietal typicity, let alone geographical typicity? It’s a complete mystery. I have no idea what the AFWE is thinking, but ...
by Gerhard P.
February 14th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the board: what is the purpose to a 6 hour decant of a (very) well aged wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Question for the board: what is the purpose to a 6 hour decant of a (very) well aged wine?

Personally I would NOT decant for 6 full hours, rather open it 5-6 h in advance, let it "breath" and decant for maybe 30 min. to an hour. We had a discussion here some time ago about slow-oxing - and Francois Audouze meant that it´s not so much about getting oxygen INTO the bottle, but rather to get...
by Gerhard P.
February 13th, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2624

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

That was great, Gerhard. You probably just helped the next edition be a bit better. Please post if you think of more. Thanks. Generally, all vineyards and Crus mentioned in the chapter of each Village should be indicated on the according map, not only the (totally missing) Clos Saint Marc in Chassa...
by Gerhard P.
February 12th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era
Replies: 46
Views: 2094

Re: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era

When I was growing up, I would often go out to my grandfather's farm and help him clear overgrown lily pads from his pond. Sitting in piles on the bank, freshly cut, they have a very distinctive aroma. It is similar to cut grass but more pungent and with suggestions of the scent of a grass field ri...
by Gerhard P.
February 11th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 1943

Re: Let's talk trocken

I'll be watching this thread with interest; I've yet to have a non-GG German trocken that was, qualitatively, "up there" with the GGs. Granted, my experience is limited. You´ve not had any Austrian Riesling Samaragds and equivalents? (and don´t say they are not "up there to German GGs - that would ...
by Gerhard P.
February 10th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era
Replies: 46
Views: 2094

Re: 1979 Ch. Figeac - a wine from another era

Joshua Kates wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 4:29 am
Interesting, Martin,

I just drank an '83 of this wine this weekend. No fruit bomb either, but not a great experience; I don't think it was the best bottle.
Had the '83, too. Good, satisfying but not great, the 1990 is much better ! (and that's post-Parker .... right.?)
by Gerhard P.
February 10th, 2020, 1:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne - pure seduction
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: 1996 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne - pure seduction

Martin,
please - NOT this synthetic boring product with this fine wine - I can imagine a hundreds of better numbers ...
but I like the wine vm
by Gerhard P.
February 9th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2624

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Gerhard, I’ll log your Clos St Marc finding. If you could be more specific about index issues, I’ll communicate that. The current version has two indices, one specifically for vineyards. Also please let me know which producers you’d like included. Same with any map updates. It’d be easier if I had ...
by Gerhard P.
February 8th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2624

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Well, I noticed now and then some errors or ommission, but haven´t marked it - and now mostly forgotten. What is absolutely necessary is a better index - incl. all the vineyards which are quite hard to find if you don´t now where to look. Also several (in the meantime) important producers are missin...
by Gerhard P.
February 7th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 1657

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

AndyK wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 9:06 am
Austrian Riesling!
Austrian Riesling is a good choice, but Austrian Grüner Veltliner is better still (in most instances) ...

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