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by joz€f p1nxten
August 22nd, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 93
Views: 6908

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Will visit Roilette and Bouland next week Wednesday - I assume the 2018s will be on show / sale. If anyone is interested, I can pen down some impressions. BTW really easy to get an appointment over there compared to Cote d'Or! Thought I'd share some impressions from our day trip to the Beaujolais. ...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 14th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 93
Views: 6908

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Will visit Roilette and Bouland next week Wednesday - I assume the 2018s will be on show / sale. If anyone is interested, I can pen down some impressions. BTW really easy to get an appointment over there compared to Cote d'Or!
by joz€f p1nxten
August 11th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Aug 2 to 5 have already passed, yet you posted after that date??? Majordomo is probably $17-20 in an Uber from (eg) Sunset and La Cienega, dependent on time of day. Yes you can bring wine to most restaurants. They will charge a few which may or may not make it worthwhile. If you want to drink wine ...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 9th, 2019, 1:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44676

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thanks for all of the info in this thread but...for a newbie to LA, it's a bit too much to make sense. I'll be spending 3 nights in LA with my wife, from 2 to 5 January 2020 [EDIT from: 2 to 5 August] after a trip through Arizona / Utah / LV. We'll be staying close to Sunset Boulevard. Looks like a ...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 8th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 114
Views: 8545

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Will be heading on an Arizona / LA trip in December / January with my wife. We'll be in LV for 2 nights (one of which is NYE unfortunately). From what I can see on here, the following options look good: Lamaii Sparrow & Wolf Both more adventurous cooking? If you come across anything else in the gen...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 8th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 114
Views: 8545

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Josef- If you want to buy something in the US, you can always have it delivered to your hotel from the store. I live in AZ- happy to help with anything you need (things to do, restaurants, day trips, etc). Thank you Ryan. A good idea on having wine delivered to a hotel, never done that in my life.....
by joz€f p1nxten
August 8th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 114
Views: 8545

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Will be heading on an Arizona / LA trip in December / January with my wife. We'll be in LV for 2 nights (one of which is NYE unfortunately). From what I can see on here, the following options look good: Lamaii Sparrow & Wolf Both more adventurous cooking? If you come across anything else in the genr...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 19th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about Burgundy Vineyards
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Question about Burgundy Vineyards

As I understand it, vineyard leases in Burgundy are not market-based. The French government sets limits on lease payments, with the idea originally being to reign in rapacious landowners and keep farmers on the land. In Burgundy, the maximum vineyard lease is 4 barrels of wine per hectare per year,...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 18th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about Burgundy Vineyards
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Question about Burgundy Vineyards

Three additional points: - if you buy a plot of land and want to lease to a top producer to get a better return, they may ask more (as in a bigger share of the grapes) - so this nets out the return; - a grand cru often has a reputational effect, as pointed out by Ilkka; - there is a big difference i...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 15th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1381

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Like any wine geek, I’ve certainly enjoyed many fine Cru Bojos over the years, but I’ve never visited the area nor ever made it an area of study like I have with many of its more illustrious brethren which grow my absolute favorite wines. Well, I’m watching today’s stage of the Tour de France, whic...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 10th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 CNP's blind and a question regarding Clos des Papes : 03 or 05 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: 4 CNP's blind and a question regarding Clos des Papes : 03 or 05 ?

Jozef , I like Rayas a lot , have been buying and drinking since the mid eighties . Always one of my favorite wines . But in this tasting , the bottle was not clean . `It happens . Just thought that maybe food might have influenced the tasting. Have yet to come across an unclean bottle of Rayas but...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 10th, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1793

Re: Paris or Lyon

Funny, we just booked a trip around Thanksgiving week where we will be spending a few nights in each plus Brussels. (Unfortunately?) we’ll have the 6 and almost 8 year olds which will likely put a damper on our food options—not to mention my desire to go nuts touring Burgundy. For Brussels, don't h...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 9th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 CNP's blind and a question regarding Clos des Papes : 03 or 05 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: 4 CNP's blind and a question regarding Clos des Papes : 03 or 05 ?

Did you drink with the BBQd meat, Herwig? I would think that a Rayas, even from 2007, would benefit more from less strong food. Also, was it fully blind, because the color difference should be obvious? But sounds like an interesting tasting nevertheless.
by joz€f p1nxten
June 25th, 2019, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Beaujolais from this list?
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: What Beaujolais from this list?

Thanks so much to you both for the prompt and helpful responses. As long as I am soliciting help, if anyone had any must stop domaines or casual lunch spots in the area they’d point me to, I’m all ears. Currently have a visit scheduled with Thivin, which I’m preemptively thrilled about. Hi Dave, I'...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 19th, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2995

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

Will be having a 2005 Forest in 2 weeks time - will report back. Impeccable provenance. Bottle tried yesterday - it was a bit darker than expected, but not real premox notes. More honeyed and tropical notes to my palate. Wine was good, not great, although it accompanied perfectly a sashimi with a l...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 7th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 2995

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

Will be having a 2005 Forest in 2 weeks time - will report back. Impeccable provenance.
by joz€f p1nxten
May 18th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

Spain is indeed incredibly cheap for wines compared to other European countries (UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, etc). Italy is probably somewhere in between. I feel like people are more into food than wine over there. And remember that it is one of the largest wine producing countries in the worl...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 14th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

You could rent a bike and go up and down the cote. Worth the consideration.
by joz€f p1nxten
May 14th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer

Thanks. Any input on their work and vinification practices are always appreciated.
by joz€f p1nxten
April 25th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé
Replies: 41
Views: 2759

Re: 2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

2014 riservas are now hitting the market in Europe - around 40 EUR all-in per bottle for a mixed set. Any thoughts on quality? Better to wait for 2015s?
by joz€f p1nxten
April 22nd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 3226

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

I'm late to this, but still a great discussion: How would you rate a Leflaive wine today if you were a wine writer? Well, for a number of years I've been telling readers that 'the domaine' has been only the second best Leflaive in the village. DIAM was just a start to right the premox ship, 2016 br...
by joz€f p1nxten
April 21st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 3226

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

Lower SO2, reduced new oak (older barrels that havent been properly cleaned , riper fruit. I think Burghound covered it quite well Marcus, indeed, but still it's the first time I see it put to paper to clearly to be honest. I hadn't really seen this as a major problem, so was pretty surprised to re...
by joz€f p1nxten
April 19th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 3226

Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

I was just flipping through the latest Burghound report covering red CdB 2017 and it started with a warning that Allen Meadows had never come across so much brett during his tastings. He calls it a " Serious and Growing Problem". He said "I found an increased incidence of Brettanomyces that is clear...
by joz€f p1nxten
April 17th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4858

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

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by joz€f p1nxten
April 17th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4858

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

j.0.z.€.f w. (is this your real name?). The Bourgogne was labeled as Coche-Dury and not Domaine Coche-Dury. Best Regards Jeremy Thank you Jeremy. Haven't seen this particular bottling yet, but the pictures on the internet indeed mention "Coche-Dury" for the 2016 and "Domaine Coche-Dury" for for ins...
by joz€f p1nxten
April 17th, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 4858

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

Quick lunch at Le Soufflot with a couple of tasty whites. 2016 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc . It started with relatively simple peachy aromas and flavours. With air more spice became apparent and it tightened up. There’s good depth and it could do with a few years bottle age to develop more complexit...
by joz€f p1nxten
April 13th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

99 lafarge clos des chenes was enormous a couple of months ago. Very much surprised at the density for a 20 year old wine.
by joz€f p1nxten
April 9th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo : 2013/2004 verticale (all magnums)
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Bartolo Mascarello Barolo : 2013/2004 verticale (all magnums)

Very strange on the 2004 - would have thought it to show great. Too bad. Funny: a 2011 in the beginning of April (not from magnum) was also showing great.
by joz€f p1nxten
April 6th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: TN: 2007 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett

Thanks. A colleague of mine was at the estate today. Wonderful tasting with a ton of wines opened, but no back vintages for sale unfortunately...
by joz€f p1nxten
April 3rd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Digioia Royer Haut Cotes de Nuits 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Digioia Royer Haut Cotes de Nuits 2016

Mark, do you know where their Hautes Cotes comes from?
by joz€f p1nxten
April 2nd, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1448

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Claus Jeppesen wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 4:51 am
Nothing beats Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Alte Reben Kabinett or the ordinary one
Regarding elegance and purity
IMO
Interesting, will put it on the list, it seems to be a 50km drive only.
by joz€f p1nxten
March 28th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - Cantemerle 1982
Replies: 1
Views: 178

TN - Cantemerle 1982

Cantemerle 1982 Bottle bought from a restaurant list with quite a deep list of aged wine, but not cheap. This was one of the value propositions. The bottle was in excellent condition, base of neck level and cork fully soaked through. Not particularly deep but balanced nose of cigar box, leather and ...
by joz€f p1nxten
March 17th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Thanks. Sounds like a couple of years extra wouldn't do it harm? Bought some while on holiday in the region 2 years ago.
by joz€f p1nxten
March 14th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lebanon RE: 2013 El Ixsir
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Lebanon RE: 2013 El Ixsir

Can recommend Musar as so many here - just bought a half case of 99 Musar rouge from the importer (around 45 EUR). First bottle was definitely excellent QPR. Nicely evolved, with some tannins still showing, surprisingly red fruited on the nose.
by joz€f p1nxten
March 14th, 2019, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Digioia Royer Haut Cotes de Nuits 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Digioia Royer Haut Cotes de Nuits 2016

They make a miniscule amount of Chambolle Gruenchers which is outstanding. They used to be fine values. These wines aren't for everyone. They have a hint of rusticity even in the best bottlings. The wines however are beautiful and very interesting to me. By "rustic" (a term which I don't always und...
by joz€f p1nxten
March 11th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip to Burgundy - February 2019 (27 domaines)
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Trip to Burgundy - February 2019 (27 domaines)

Very nice notes Alex. Interesting to see some not so fashionable domaines. A couple of points from my perspective: - Antoine Barthelmé who works at Georges Noellat is I believe the son of the owner of the large Albert Mann estate in Alsace. Interesting link; - Gerard Raphet is quite the character. I...
by joz€f p1nxten
March 8th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: vegetables to accompany cheese and wine (burgundy)
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: vegetables to accompany cheese and wine (burgundy)

Nowell Karten wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 1:38 am
A spinach quiche would be a different way to go, as it's not a side dish but could be good with the whites.
Thanks - going in the direction of a quiche is indeed a good idea! I like this one.
by joz€f p1nxten
March 6th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: vegetables to accompany cheese and wine (burgundy)
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: vegetables to accompany cheese and wine (burgundy)

Jim Stewart wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:52 am
Original ?, perhaps not, but mine: Roasted red peppers, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus cooked al-dente.
thanks, green asparagus and mushrooms might be a good option. We usually have the white ones in Belgium, but season only starts in a couple of weeks...
by joz€f p1nxten
March 5th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: vegetables to accompany cheese and wine (burgundy)
Replies: 9
Views: 476

vegetables to accompany cheese and wine (burgundy)

I am organizing a cheese and wine dinner for some friends, to educate them a bit on burgundy wines but mainly to have a good time. Wines will be cote de beaune 2008 + 2009 in white, cote de beaune 2009 in red and cote de nuits in 2010 and 2006. Nothing major but there may be some interesting ones, l...
by joz€f p1nxten
March 4th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud

FWIW, I have drunk through about a case of 2005 Puygueraud - i think it was 15 EUR all in at the time - wine is still holding strong, and a pleasure to drink, although not the deepest wine. I have placed it against some supposedly better 2005s, and the wine never comes out on top, but on its own, ce...
by joz€f p1nxten
February 17th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 5165

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

Nice notes - Duroché has also been a recent discovery of mine. Had a great visit last year - they have changed a lot of the last years, and the estate seems to be on the right track.
by joz€f p1nxten
February 11th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgs
Replies: 23
Views: 1511

Re: 2016 Burgs

Consider: François Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru Les Nauges Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Etelois François Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru Les Nauges: confirmed, especially for the money - tried it on its own, but would be interesting to taste against a Cote de Beaune or Nuits 1er cru. Duroché Gevrey-Chamb...
by joz€f p1nxten
February 11th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ASAP Chicago White Burgundy Bonanza Offline
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: ASAP Chicago White Burgundy Bonanza Offline

I will be in Chicago from 2 to 5 May, and Boston until 9 May, coming over from Europe. If you organize something in that period, happy to join - I am accompanying my wife in Chicago who is participating in an alumni event at the UoC down south, and I am not planning on participating in every single ...
by joz€f p1nxten
February 10th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Prieuré Roch
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: Domaine Prieuré Roch

Luckily Prieur Roch is a cult producer in Europe, so had no difficulty disposing of the remaining three. But that is one producer I will steer well clear of. I rarely see them written about in Europe - someone told me it is mainly Asia driving pricing, due to the link with Romanee-Conti. Never trie...
by joz€f p1nxten
February 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?
Replies: 49
Views: 3944

Re: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?

I wouldn't think so: the winemaker is a special kind of character (one might describe him as "difficult") - I doubt that he would play the supply / demand game to up pricing.
by joz€f p1nxten
January 30th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KELLER 2017 impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 2343

Re: KELLER 2017 impressions

Btw , I had dinner Friday evening at the German 3 star restaurant Christian Bau , near the Luxembourg border . Absolutely amazing , one of the best 3-stars I have ever visited . We had a lot of old German Rieslings ( 1998 , 2001 ... ) and they were delicious . They are also low in alcohol which hel...
by joz€f p1nxten
January 24th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 1981

Re: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..

All very good tips. I might come over from Europe in the beginning of may for my wife's reunion weekend in Chicago and will consider these. Would be great to meet up. I did the same thing 2 years ago with someone from this board. It was a fun evening!
by joz€f p1nxten
January 10th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Party wines in Antwerp ( Clos St Hune Hors Choix and a 1934 Chambertin stole the show )
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Party wines in Antwerp ( Clos St Hune Hors Choix and a 1934 Chambertin stole the show )

Great notes Herwig, thank you. Sounds like a fun evening out in Antwerp.

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