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by Gerhard P.
October 17th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 30
Views: 1271

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: 21
Views: 716

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: 21
Views: 716

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: 21
Views: 716

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: 46
Views: 2927

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: 6318

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: 6318

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: 6318

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: 6318

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: 947

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: 1683

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: 636

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: 494

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: 525

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: 525

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: 987

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: 987

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: 1175

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: 987

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: 987

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: 55
Views: 3268

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: 55
Views: 3268

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: 55
Views: 3268

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: 1165

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: 55
Views: 3268

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: 55
Views: 3268

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: 1486

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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by Gerhard P.
September 6th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3574

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Whether you like them or not 2004 has to be one of the most underrated vintages. I just looked at a vintage chart and it was the lowest rated vintage in the last 20 years and thought to be a disaster. I have had many excellent wines from 04 and wish that I had purchased more when they were selling ...
by Gerhard P.
September 6th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3574

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

For me 1993 is different ... I think it was slightly overrated early on - and still is. It's a good to very good vintage, but not a really great one, although there are some great wines. (all imho) I can see how being wrong is humbling. [cheers.gif] The ultimate verdict is far ahead ... some are st...
by Gerhard P.
September 5th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3574

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

For me 1993 is different ... I think it was slightly overrated early on - and still is. It's a good to very good vintage, but not a really great one, although there are some great wines.
(all imho)
by Gerhard P.
September 5th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3574

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

I could write a long list ... but for now

2012 (better than 2013)
1992 (not generally, but there are some great wines)
1979 (often better than 1978)
...
by Gerhard P.
September 1st, 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1555

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Verger Bougros 1996 in 2002 for me.
by Gerhard P.
August 29th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phases of Aging Riesling
Replies: 57
Views: 2284

Re: Phases of Aging Riesling

To expect aged Riesling without any petrol is like expecting dry sex ...
by Gerhard P.
August 29th, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle

..... The mediocre period for La Chapelle unfortunately encompasses the mid- and late nineties lasting up to (but not including) 2009. Strange take. The weak years were 1998 to 2000. The 2001 was better again, 2003 outstanding if you accept the vintage, 2004+2005 not dissimilar to 1994/1995. Then t...
by Gerhard P.
August 27th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1961 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: TN: 1961 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny

I think they have already practiced the pasteurization then - but it seemes that most is worn out with age ... I don't like young L.Latour, but aged one can be vg.
by Gerhard P.
August 27th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1988

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

Bois de Boursan, also sold as Jean-Paul Versino ...
don't expect a fully accessable wine in the youth, but it will pay cellaring. 1985, 1989, 1990, 1994 (!) ... all enjoyed over the past year, all very fine ... 20 € off domaine ...

Cuvee Felix from old vines is more expensive ...
by Gerhard P.
August 24th, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy question: brett vs earth
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Burgundy question: brett vs earth

Otto Forsberg wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 4:28 pm

... I dislike new oak, so I take the "luxurious oak" description as an euphemism for "undrinkable spoofulated plonk".
so I suppose you also dislike La Tache, any Leroy, any Rousseau ... [whistle.gif]
by Gerhard P.
August 23rd, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle

The 1995 is a really good La Chapelle, very classic, slightly rustic, medium bodied ... however I prefer the 1996 and 1997, and even 1991 ... the latter is far more elegant, the former more intense ... the market price seems to reflect this ... Might be that the 95 LCh still softens a bit with time,...
by Gerhard P.
August 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy question: brett vs earth
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Burgundy question: brett vs earth

Beetroot is not Bret (imho) but typical for Pinot noir and some sites in Burgundy in particular. Boudots is one, Brulees another, Cazetiers, Grand Maupertuis, Feusselottes ....
by Gerhard P.
July 29th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1334

Re: Reconditioned Wine

Not a fan of recond. bottles. They taste usually somwhat artificial, with less character, muted, younger ... or off.
Foolish to decant it from sediment ... what for?
by Gerhard P.
July 28th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acid freak alert: 2013 La Clarine Farm Petit Manseng (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Acid freak alert: 2013 La Clarine Farm Petit Manseng (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

2013 La Clarine Farm Petit Manseng - USA, California, Sierra Foothills (5/21/2015) Thoroughly impressed with this engaging, singular bottling. The nose intrigues from the start, with wax, elderflower, lemon curd, and a nutty rancio edge. The palate commands attention: loads of lemon/lime, faint nut...
by Gerhard P.
July 27th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: TN: 1985 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

Gerhard- I agree, but maybe he was including affordable in his thinking. I remember buying this pretty early in my wine addiction and still have some left.Guess I'll pull a bottle. Thanks for the reminder. yes, Clinet was missing, and I also should add Certan de May and Le Gay ... a few others are ...
by Gerhard P.
July 27th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: TN: 1985 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

L’Evangile is one among a small handful of consistently solid producers in Pomerol. Agree the 85 is a fine vintage. However I do not agree that it is only a small handfull ... imho Pomerol has the highest standard of winemaking, at least on right bank. VCC, L' Eglise-Clinet, Conseillante, Trotanoy,...
by Gerhard P.
July 26th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dard & Ribo Hermitage in both colors
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: TN: Dard & Ribo Hermitage in both colors

Interesting, never ever tasted anything from this producer.
However the synth. cork would be a negative component for me.
by Gerhard P.
July 26th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR, 1983 Dujac CdlR
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: TNR, 1983 Dujac CdlR

I had it in ca. 2012 ... outstanding but not great, fine nose, slightly dry finish, no match for 1988/90/91 ...
by Gerhard P.
July 22nd, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1464

Re: 1981 wine

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ... no doubt. Definitely the most successful region, almost no bad wines made in 1981 - and should also be not too expensive, except the stars like Rayas, Pegau(better than...), Beaucastel, Bonneau... Yesterday I had an outstanding Fortia, btw... If not CdP but Bordeaux ... I'd ...
by Gerhard P.
July 22nd, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1464

Re: 1981 wine

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ... no doubt. Definitely the most successful region, almost no bad wines made in 1981 - and should also be not too expensive, except the stars like Rayas, Pegau(better than...), Beaucastel, Bonneau...
Yesterday I had an outstanding Fortia, btw...
by Gerhard P.
July 19th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 40
Views: 1590

Re: Pronunciation

Markus S wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 7:57 am
Craig G wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 7:32 am
Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 7:21 am


These sounds are clearly closer than you think in spoken English.
Huh? I don’t think so.
Sound exactly the same to me... [scratch.gif]
Not to a musical ear ...
by Gerhard P.
July 19th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 40
Views: 1590

Re: Pronunciation

pahpp ...

(not pop)
by Gerhard P.
July 16th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique
Replies: 73
Views: 2649

Re: TN: Dom. Rostaing - 2001 Cote Rotie - Cuvee Classique

However, I´m more and more confused what this forum is actually for ... I though for sharing informations about wine, giving comments and for discussions ... but it seems that only postings like "great", "agree with", +1 etc. are welcome ... different opinions or additional infos about producers wh...

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