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by Gerhard P.
February 22nd, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 55
Views: 1569

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: 842

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: 2473

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: 842

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: 842

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: 2473

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: 2473

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: 2473

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: 55
Views: 1569

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: 2473

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: 2473

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: 101
Views: 4601

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: 101
Views: 4601

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: 967

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: 40
Views: 2920

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: 967

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: 967

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: 451

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: 967

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: 620

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: 2445

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: 44
Views: 1448

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: 1512

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: 44
Views: 1448

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: 360

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: 2445

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: 2445

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: 1465

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) ...
by Gerhard P.
February 7th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your consumption of Pink /rose wine?
Replies: 151
Views: 6030

Re: Your consumption of Pink /rose wine?

I cannot think of a situation when I won´t prefer a fresh white (Austrian) over any Rosé ...
I drink 1-2 bts. Rosé over the year - and only when there is absolutely nothing available as alternative (mostly in Southern France).
by Gerhard P.
February 7th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 1465

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

I would either chose a Grüner Veltliner Smaragd (many choices) or a (close to) mature Hermitage blanc.
Did both already - and it worked well.
by Gerhard P.
February 3rd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Pegau / 01 Prager / 05 Pepiere
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: 08 Pegau / 01 Prager / 05 Pepiere

2001 was a fine vintage for Prager ... and the Wachau valley ...

The 2008 Pegau was always fine to drink, despite being from a smaller vintage ... I've still 11 bts left for the next 10 years. No VA issues here in my cellar ...
by Gerhard P.
January 31st, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Domaine du Pegau: Chateauneuf du Pape - Cuvee Reserve (S.Rhone, France).
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: TN: 1994 Domaine du Pegau: Chateauneuf du Pape - Cuvee Reserve (S.Rhone, France).

One of my fav. drinking vintages. I think I've paid some 55 FF then ...
by Gerhard P.
January 31st, 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 3956

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Also look for Albert Morot burgs. Many of the premier cru (1ers) wines are under $50. You can also try wines from the village of savigny-les-beaune. They were sorts my entry into burgs and I still love them. Generally they arent too expensive. Morot is fine !! All the Beaunes, but also the Savigny ...
by Gerhard P.
January 30th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revisiting 1990 Bordeaux
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: 1990 Bordeaux

Curious that the PL did so well, most bottles so far rather disapointing (for the vintage). Maybe different bottlings ...
by Gerhard P.
January 30th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1309

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

The DD is valuable to know how long the Champ. did develope in the bottle off its lees ... 2013 DD seems quite young to me, except you like it only fresh without any bottle age. I have dozens of Champ. from the 80ies and 90ies drinking fine (for me), I like the taste of brioche and bread crumbles in...
by Gerhard P.
January 28th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 1686

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

Soon I´m going to do a comprehensive St.Emilion-tasting. My order will be (most probably): 1st flight: 1995/98/99/2000 2nd: 4x 1995 3rd: 1983/85/85/86 4th: 4x 1998 5th: 4x 1990 6th: 1970/1975/1976/1978 7th: 4x 1989 It also depends on the meal served in between ... Just for fun, my comments on that ...
by Gerhard P.
January 28th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 1686

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

Our tastings are usually done with this tasting order. Even blind tastings we choose to go light/older to big/younger. It has always worked. On this night Bill and I thought this would be best and everyone agreed. ... To each his/her own ... In our tasting group (since late 1990) we usually go: spa...
by Gerhard P.
January 28th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 1686

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

I agree with Robert. In my tastings I serve generally young to old, but not strictly ... rather pair similar vintages to compair in the same flight ... like 2003 and 2007, or 2001 and 2005 or 1995. The youngest vintages at the end is a double waste... (imho) That’s quite a strong opinion. While I w...
by Gerhard P.
January 28th, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 1686

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon Vertical

I agree with Robert.
In my tastings I serve generally young to old, but not strictly ... rather pair similar vintages to compair in the same flight ... like 2003 and 2007, or 2001 and 2005 or 1995.
The youngest vintages at the end is a double waste... (imho)
by Gerhard P.
January 17th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Glad I am not the only one who really likes 2002.
Even better in Grüner Veltliner ... [cheers.gif]
by Gerhard P.
January 17th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation

Alan Rath wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 9:25 am

I've actually found 2004 and 2008 to be pretty good vintages. Nikolaihof's Steiner Hund in 04 and 08 are both stunningly good.
A few pretty good, even stunning wines doesn´t make an excellent vintage.

See the sentence Nathan bolded above ...
by Gerhard P.
January 17th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Austrian Riesling vintage recommendation

Well, there are a lot of different Riesling growing regions in Austria (Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal, Traisental, Weinviertel, Wagram, Thermenregion, Burgenland …), so it´s very hard to tell generally, and even in the Wachau there is a huge difference between e.g. Spitz and Loiben … and moreover differ...
by Gerhard P.
January 16th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1869

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

No exact idea. Overall made 7 tastings from my cellar (app. 160 bts), participated in app. 20 other tastings (app. 400 wines by the glass), visited app. 35 wine-makers (app 300-400 wines tasted), and consumed app. 300+ bottles at home, often with friends ... ... ah, and on vacation ...(?) maybe 40-5...
by Gerhard P.
January 15th, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8674

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Sh@n A wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 10:53 am
Any particular regions that fares better than others in 2018? I am asking for reds, but am generally curious.
Not better, but Northern Rhone should also be fine in 2018 ...
by Gerhard P.
January 14th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8674

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

My experience with bottled samples of unfinished wines is not really good. A sample drawn in the cellar and tasted in the tasting room above usually works fine on the same or the next day. Afterwards oxidation can come foreward ... samples receive rarely any sulphur ... What I´ve tasted from travell...
by Gerhard P.
January 14th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: Slovenian Riesling

J a y H a c k wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:14 am
dvansteenderen wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 7:07 am
That's from Slovakia and not Slovenia...
I'm from New York. I still don't know which one is north of the other between Kansas and Nebraska. You think I know the difference between Slovakia and Slovenia?
No, I don´t think so, but you could ... (or even should) ... [wow.gif]
by Gerhard P.
January 14th, 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: Thanks...

Thanks, Gerhard...I always appreciate your comments and insights...from somebody there w/ their boots on the ground. I, too, have been finding a lot of really good wines coming from along the border, either made in Styria or Slovenia, often from grapes grown in Slovenia. But I also find a lot of Sl...
by Gerhard P.
January 13th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée

I had the 2012 VR in December - outstanding but very youthful.
I visited him twice, but couldn 't purchase anything.
Hard to find and expensive.
by Gerhard P.
January 13th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 26
Views: 867

Re: Slovenian Riesling

"renski riesling" means Rhine-Riesling - a designation used also in Austria for the German/Austrian/Frenche Riesling-grape ... to distinguish it from the Welsch-Riesling, a grape not related to the (German) Riesling, but which is grown in the South and East of Austria, yielding wine of fresh charact...
by Gerhard P.
January 12th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3469

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Howard, He doesn't. My mistake. I thought I remembered my last Pierre Amiot experiences being Clos St Denis. It was his Clos de la Roche I was thinking about. I guess my list is basically 4 in total. BTW, his Clos de la Roche is fantastic. Is it possible that Pierre Amiot used to make a CSD? When I...

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