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by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: Filtering wine sediment

I don't think any of these home filtering techniques sound better than just drinking a slightly cloudy wine. Paper coffee filters, paper towels? I'd just drink the wine. Maybe they don´t "sound" better ... but they taste better! I rarely have this problem if I stand the bottle up for a couple of we...
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: Filtering wine sediment

I don't think any of these home filtering techniques sound better than just drinking a slightly cloudy wine. Paper coffee filters, paper towels? I'd just drink the wine. Maybe they don´t "sound" better ... but they taste better! I rarely have this problem if I stand the bottle up for a couple of we...
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight
Replies: 24
Views: 811

Re: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight

I´ve had the 2000 LB only a good 15 years ago - but then it was outstanding.
FWIW I had the 2001 LB 2 weeks ago - and it was very fine, very full bodied and youthful, but also very promising, with excellent balance.
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85 Rayas.... WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: 85 Rayas.... WOW

We have both the 89 and 90 coming up in our auctions. These will be in an online only auction 24th - 28th July. wineauctionroom.com No offense intended ... but I will never buy an older Rayas without perfectly documented proveniance ... prior to 1995/96 the corks are not vintage branded and the tri...
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: Filtering wine sediment

I usually take a funnel and an odorfree paper handkerchief (pack of 100 pieces 0.40 $) ... works perfectly ...
by Gerhard P.
June 24th, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy

As I´ve posted before I´m absolutely no fan of Rosé ... I´ll take a lively white every and all time instead. The only case would be when in France, when it´s hot ... and when absolutely no scrisp, lively white with apropriate acidity is available ... But a Picpoul de Pinet or a Muscadet (Sevre et Ma...
by Gerhard P.
June 22nd, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85 Rayas.... WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: 85 Rayas.... WOW

Gerhard, have you had the 89 lately? I had the 89 several times, last about 2 years ago in my Rayas/Fonsalette-tasting. Maybe the greatest Rayas, on par with the 1990 (a matter of taste), but different ... more powerful, but less seductive, more red cherries, less dark fruits ... can go for ages if...
by Gerhard P.
June 20th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85 Rayas.... WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: 85 Rayas.... WOW

I'm lucky to have drunk many vintages of Rayas. Never had a bad one. 78, 85, 89, 90 were all spectacular, the rest great. Regarding possible seepage, Rayas bottles are notorious for wine splatter. The story heard in the 90s is that Jacques Reynaud would hand-bottle which resulted in the splatter. 1...
by Gerhard P.
June 19th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85 Rayas.... WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: 85 Rayas.... WOW

Sounds fantastic. I’ve never had a Rayas but hope to try one some day. Note - this was a mature Rayas ... Rayas needs a lot of time to show best ... [wow.gif] Don´t exspect such sensations from young/very young Rayas - although Rayas is always really good! BTW: I agree absolutely about this vintage...
by Gerhard P.
June 18th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 843

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

Impossible to say generally. There are some great 1975 Bordeaux - and a lot of disapointing ones. In Burgundy the vintage is quite poor, but I´ve had 3 or 4 really excellent bottles ... In the Rhone valley there can be some very positive surprises (CdPape!), although it´s far from a great vintage. I...
by Gerhard P.
June 17th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2343

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Alan Eden wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 6:46 am
.... why doesnt anybody drink zero alcohol beer ? anyone here drink zero alcohol beer regularly except me ?
I do ... not daily, but sometimes. It tastes really acceptable (and maybe the Austrian beers are still better than the mean US-buds ...) [wow.gif]
by Gerhard P.
June 17th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2343

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

... To the poster who spits at tastings, hmmm you do know you never have to drink wine. Why aren’t people Spitting all the time then? Understanding that you can’t effectively do this at a restaurant, but you can get all the flavor and nuance at home without actually swallowing...ever. Preferring th...
by Gerhard P.
June 16th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

François,
that sounds really interesting and touching, thank you.
I´m sure it would also have been among my 5 best RCs (... I had only 5 vintages so far). flirtysmile

Kind regards
Gerhard
by Gerhard P.
June 16th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08`Legras & Haas BdB, Girardin Corton,Dublere Volnay, lots of Guigals incl Hermitage, Vieux Telegraphe,St. Joseph
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: 08`Legras & Haas BdB, Girardin Corton,Dublere Volnay, lots of Guigals incl Hermitage, Vieux Telegraphe,St. Joseph

Do you think the 2006 DOMAINE du VIEUX TELEGRAPHE “LA CRAU” CHATEAUNEUF du PAPE is past it's peak? Cellartracker TN seem to indicate this, but they're also all over the map in the last 10 months. FWI Avg. score is a 91. I just bought a Magnum of this wine and hoping I didn't make a mistake. FWIW (j...
by Gerhard P.
June 16th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 113
Views: 2343

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I´ve tasted it twice (blind) ... useless for me, tastes like crap. Before I drink that I take beer, mineral water, cider, spritzer (white wine with soda) or Almdudler instead. Alc-free beer is an option, it´s acceptable - but wine - NO. Not that I need the alc. but it´s simply awful. At tasting I us...
by Gerhard P.
June 16th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: TN: 1989 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Agree with that TN - really very fine wine (although I´ve still a preference for the 1990, and the 1991 is drinking even better at the moment).
by Gerhard P.
June 11th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1726

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

I would indeed open a Grüner Veltliner (Gobelsburg - Ried Lamm), but if it´s not available ...
why not a white Hermitage or a Condrieu ?
by Gerhard P.
June 10th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

However I agree that Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin is a good value ... but there are other ones, for instance several RSV or GE ... Yes - there are definitely still some good value wines from GE. I had a a Jean-Marc Millot Grands-Echezeaux 1997 recently that was shockingly good for the price and vint...
by Gerhard P.
June 10th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

If we limit the very top vineyards for reds in Burgundy to Romanee Conti, la Tache, Musigny, Richebourg, Romanee St. Vivant, Grands Echezeaux, Chambertin and Clos de Beze, IMHO, the best value in wine from any of these vineyards is Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin. ... You´ve forgotten La Romanée ... ! ...
by Gerhard P.
June 9th, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?
Replies: 26
Views: 819

Re: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?

Ian S wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 9:32 pm
One of my favorite themes is always "wines that don't suck".
What if you taste "wines that don´t suck" ... and they suck? [scratch.gif]
by Gerhard P.
June 9th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

If we limit the very top vineyards for reds in Burgundy to Romanee Conti, la Tache, Musigny, Richebourg, Romanee St. Vivant, Grands Echezeaux, Chambertin and Clos de Beze, IMHO, the best value in wine from any of these vineyards is Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin. ... You´ve forgotten La Romanée ... ! ...
by Gerhard P.
June 9th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol

Gerhard, Have you had the ‘88 La Fleur de Gay? I had several bottles of the ‘90 a few years ago that were very good (but perhaps not outstanding). I’ve always wanted to try the ‘88 as it seems to have a pretty good reputation for the vintage. I completely agree with your comment on the ‘88 Certan d...
by Gerhard P.
June 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol

Never had it but I've had the 1989 a few times and still have one left. It's one of my favorite Bordeaux, or at least it was. The more recent ones are a bit different in style from what I've tasted. The 1989 L´Evangile is imho head and shoulders above the 1988 - the latter quite a disapointment for...
by Gerhard P.
June 7th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

There can be only one: Rousseau Chambertin. A Rousseau Chambertin (incl. Clos de Beze) doesn´t help ... when opened at the wrong time. 2008 Ch CdB ´08 three months ago was simply a waste ... (not my bottle). Personally I would keep anything younger than 2000 at the moment ... (maybe except 2007)
by Gerhard P.
June 7th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

alan weinberg wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 2:55 pm
M-M makes a less costly excellent Richebourg. Or maybe a Ponsot Clos de la Roche?
When considering Mongeard-Mugneret (I think that´s M-M) I would rather buy the Grands-Echezeaux ...
often the better wine - and less expensive than the Rb.
by Gerhard P.
June 7th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

I had an episode at a blind tasting of 2000 Bordeaux where they were all tight and tannic. No one even identified them as Bordeaux and we thought perhaps Northern Rhône. It should be mentioned that the person putting on the tasting keeps his cellar very cold, but otherwise when these tannins soften...
by Gerhard P.
June 6th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

there’s an argument to make that Roumier’s Musigny is not his best wine. He makes just one barrel and hence can’t do a rigorous selection like he can with his BM. My memory might be faulty but I recall an old thread where something similar was said about Mugnier Musigny vs Amoureuses. Any thoughts?...
by Gerhard P.
June 6th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3706

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

I don't know. He asked me about Domaine Lamarche Grand Rue GC instead of unspecified DRC, which I knew nothing about, so we agreed to ask the question in the form I posed it. I wouldn´t take La Grande Rue ... it can be quite good, but no match for a lot of other wines ... I could second: Rousseau C...
by Gerhard P.
June 5th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4208

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Drinking well? A lot of younger modern Bx are "drinking well" at age 5 ... if you mean "acessable" for the primary fruit ... Mature? Far from that ... usually the best wines in the best vintages need 20, 25, even 30+ years for full maturity, the better wines still 10-15 years ... (always depending)....
by Gerhard P.
June 4th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2899

Re: Barolo apogee

Gerhard, Good to hear, thanks. 'Birth year wines' have never been a big deal for me, even before I discovered what a weak vintage it was, except for babies, ha. Nice to know there's the odd one out there that can make for a tasty treat. When my birthday rolls around, I'm happy to enjoy a bunch of g...
by Gerhard P.
June 4th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2899

Re: Barolo apogee

I was born in 57 as well Claus, and a 1957 Marchesi di Barolo Barolo was the only 'Birth year wine' I've found worth trying, and it was wonderful. It stole the show against a line up of good 2nd growth Bordeaux and younger Barolo. It was the only time I ventured to try a wine from that vintage but ...
by Gerhard P.
June 3rd, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Chateau de Pibarnon - Bandol
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: 2013 Chateau de Pibarnon - Bandol

Dave McCloskey wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:07 am
.... I'm not sure how much improvement I'll see with additional age. ...
A huge improvement imho, but only with enough patience (9-12+ years).
by Gerhard P.
May 30th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 2899

Re: Barolo apogee

I´m not th biggest fan of Italian wines - so I´m maybe not the appropriate scale, but what I most enjoyed were Barolos (and Barbarescos) older than 25 years, better 35+ years ... 1985, 1982, 1978, 1971, 1967, 1964, 1961 and older ... In February I had a very fine Barolo 1965 Ratti, opened for the bi...
by Gerhard P.
May 30th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bosquet des Papes: Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: TN: 1990 Bosquet des Papes: Chateauneuf du Pape

This and the 1989 were (and still are) one of my favorite drinkers ... (now down to two bottles). Always fine and enjoyable - traditional CdP, and maybe a tiny hint of Brett, but that far from serious.
The 1990 Chantmerle is better still ...
by Gerhard P.
May 30th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3070

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

This bottle needs standing still for 1-2 weeks. I think the colour is ok, looks not oxidized, only mature. I´ve had DRC bottles and other Burgs with similar low fill - and most of the time they were ok. So I´d take the odds ... but in any case let it settle down, slow-ox it for several hours (3-4) a...
by Gerhard P.
May 28th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

On the other hand: decanting immediately without slow-oxing might cause the structure (tannin and acidity) to be sharper, less sweet ... some very young and strong wines might take it well, others will show less well after fast exposure to air. Remember when you write things like this, people may a...
by Gerhard P.
May 27th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 3913

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Price point aside: how well do US-Cabs AGE ... compared to fine Bordeaux? ... and I mean mature wines that show real tertiaer aromas with sound structure, providing immense pleasure when drinking? My experience with US Cabs is limited - more so at lower price point, but I know quite a few that showe...
by Gerhard P.
May 27th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1784

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

I believe it's a poor proxy. Not without some merit, but basically revelatory. The only way to know how a wine will age is to wait. Or to wait on so many other wines that showed similarly in their youth that you can extrapolate. Extended air may help your young wine show "better," or more to your t...
by Gerhard P.
May 27th, 2019, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

Gerhard, I know you have discussed this many times before, and I suppose I could search through countless threads if I wasn't so lazy, but what is the theory behind slow-oxing? In what way, theoretically, does an extended period of time with so little surface area of the wine actually exposed to th...
by Gerhard P.
May 27th, 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1756

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

Why not visit Styria in Austria - called the Austrian Toscana.
Great white wines, decent reds ... [cheers.gif]

https://www.austria.info/uk/things-to-d ... wine-route

https://www.steirischerwein.at/styria-land-of-vineyards
by Gerhard P.
May 26th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Joshua Kates wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 11:20 am
No one bothered by the Latour pasteurization thing--or do they not still do it?
They did it only with the reds ... (and I think) still do it.
by Gerhard P.
May 26th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

... so I don't think that is a valid distinction between a double decant 2-3 hours before drinking vs a gentle decant 15 minutes before. So it must be a timing issue--do you feel that the double decant exposes the wine to too much air too far ahead of drinking? ... Yes, imho double-decanting too ea...
by Gerhard P.
May 26th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2175

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

"Les Rouliers" (Vin de table de France) by Henri Bonneau
"Plan Pegau" by Domaine du Pegau
"La Rosine" (Syrah) by Michel Ogier

Most Bourgognes (Pinot noir) by Burgundy producers ...
by Gerhard P.
May 26th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

Bourgogne Aligoté (here in Europe) is at app. the same price point as Bourgogne blanc/Chardonnay ... between 8/9 € and sometimes up to 20 €. Higher only a few famous producers like Leroy, PYCM, Coche-D. .... I see no reason to buy Aligoté - usually most Bg bl. are better. Moreover I have so many gre...
by Gerhard P.
May 26th, 2019, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

This one always puzzles me--folks tell us they never decant a burgundy, and then--they go ahead and decant it! ... The folks who tell never to decant Burgundy are not the same folks who decant them - simple! To be clear: I mainly decant to seperate from the sediment, or in a blind tasting to hide t...
by Gerhard P.
May 24th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

... I'd double decant it off its sediment...and if your taste indicated it needs some air time, double decant enough time ahead for this. ... I would never double-decant it. I´d open it 5-6 hours in advance, take a tiny sip to taste, refill that and wait. 10-15 min before serving I´d decant it as s...
by Gerhard P.
May 24th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

.... M Gros vosne romanee "aux Reas" 02 (I know not 1er) Is the M Gros Aux Reas or his Monopole Clos Reas? To me the latter is always deceptively tight for a wine that's not huge. If it is Michel Gros "Clos des Rèas" it´s 1er Cru ... and I would not say that it is usually "tight" - however the 02 i...
by Gerhard P.
May 24th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3793

Re: Burgundy treachery

Another question is how the wines were prepared for drinking? Poped and poured?
Not the best way imho ...
by Gerhard P.
May 24th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CdP ???
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: CdP ???

What Claus wrote and Greg showed - exactly. There are also individual logos/crest used by some producers, e.g. Beaucastel and Clos de Papes. There are different logos used by negociants trying to imitate these official logos - beware, usually they are not worth more than 12-15 bucks! Rayas uses a si...

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