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by joz€f p1nxten
January 17th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 chermette moulin à vent les trois roches. Lacking a bit in tension for my taste (acidity?), good length. But then again it infinitely drinkable as the bottle is almost empty with my wife drinking only a glass... Beaujolais at 5 to 8 years seems to be perfect for me, with some examples from 2009...
by joz€f p1nxten
January 16th, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8331

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Duroché finished bottling the 2018s a week ago, so will be picking those up shortly. Otherwise Lafarge is on the list so far.
by joz€f p1nxten
January 16th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 51918

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

A quick note after a visit to Animal during our holidays in the US - food was appreciated, the place was slightly too dark. Didn't look at the wine list as I was the only one interested, so took a beer instead. Overall recommended, if you like this type of food. Unfortunately we had to cancel the re...
by joz€f p1nxten
January 14th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 2911

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Someone once quoted Gaston Huet, the great Vouvray wine producer, saying that you should wait 17 years for his wines to come around. That stuck with me due to its specificity. Indeed, I quoted that person quoting Huet in a thread three years ago on this very topic . That discussion also contained t...
by joz€f p1nxten
January 14th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Do all of you feel that there is a difference between his estate and negoce bottlings? I drink them from time to time, but am not familiar with the distinction for him, as it's not that clear from the bottles. I am quite sensitive to this for red wines, but have the feeling it matters less in the ma...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 23rd, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Hope you will enjoy it! A'dam is famous in Europe for being one of the most overpriced hotel markets. But on the other hand, there is a lot to see! And April should be perfect: decent weather and just before the tourist invasion. 2 restaurants with good wine lists I recall are: Rijsel and Café de Kl...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 23rd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Where to Stay in Amsterdam? Location and Type.

Wife and I are planning on going to Amsterdam in early April for 4 nights (including a weekend) . Looking for advice for both where to stay (what part of city) and what type of lodging (hotel, apartment, houseboat?). I’m thinking not a hotel ( like the idea of more than just a bedroom ,and don’t th...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 23rd, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 51918

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:39 pm
Yamakase has free corkage. They don’t have a liquor license. It’s expensive, though ~230 pp for 17 course omakase
I guess this is not an option for a pregnant significant other?
by joz€f p1nxten
December 19th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 66
Views: 5083

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

We had a blind tasting yesterday : 12 premier cru red wines from 2008 . A couple of wines were ok but overall , this is not good , many poor bottles from expensive domaines . We voted for our top 3 ( 10 tasters ) and were pretty consistent : first place : Nuits St Georges les Cailles from Lucien Le...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 13th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603403

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 4:35 pm
4x 1976 Michel Lafarge Volnay
Nice! Quite interested to try one of these...in the interest of science.
by joz€f p1nxten
December 12th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 50
Views: 2477

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

I have seen over the last few years an increase in negoce wines from reputable estates, where the bottle doesn't say that they are negoce wines, as far as I can tell. A worrying evolution. When I pay this much for wine, I want the whole process, from vineyard management to winemaking, to be under th...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 11th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 973
Views: 51918

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I have finally booked Angler and Animal for my stay in LA in the beginning of January. Will report back, reviews look pretty good, they are on the right side of town and both have been recommended in this thread.
by joz€f p1nxten
December 10th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11572

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

edit: wrong thread
by joz€f p1nxten
December 9th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603403

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

What are Mascarello prices for "allocation" Sh@n A, I do not get these from the winery but from a “normal” wineshop in Italy but even in shops these are now allocated. I think I paid approx 120€ for Monprivato and 85€ for Villero IIRC Decent price! Decent price indeed, these would go for 136 EUR an...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 6th, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV

I you sure they have a special cuvée? It's not shown on their website. I am only offered the regular cuvée.
by joz€f p1nxten
December 3rd, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603403

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Oh and 17 duroche LSJ Nice, don't see them mentioned often, but it's an estate to my liking. Samll estate, very down to earth people, big swing in quality the last few years, focus on vineyard work (done by the owner). I buy a couple of bottles each year, among which the LSJ. Also got an offer for ...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 3rd, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11493

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Domaine Marc Roy Domaine des Croix Ghislane Barthod Heck.. I find even Comte Lafon isn't mentioned much. I think barthod gets quite a bit of discussion. Agree with Roy, probably bc they don’t have any premier or grand cru. Yes, can't speak of domaines without premier crus, but for sure, having a gr...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 2nd, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 2051

Re: Floral barolo recs

First, thank you... The recent posts on intro to barolo and traditional vs modern producers have been really helpful. Piggybacking on those posts... Beyond the ripe/ new oak/modern vs traditional, I've found that the flavors can also be very floral to funky. I've also noticed the wines from the sam...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 1st, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Sorry for the thread highjack but any thoughts on which Barolo to try from the attached list (in the bracket sub 100 EUR and 100 - 200 EUR)? This thread inspired to order a barolo/barbaresco this weekend. Was thinking 2011 as I have enjoyed a couple recently, even though young. I wouldn’t be able t...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 29th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Ignoring the instructions completely, I think I'd go for the 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Freisa! Alternatively for something marginally closer to maturity, something that appeals from the AR.PE.PE range under Lombardy. Hopefullly others can comment on producers, but I think 2011 Barbaresco is a decent ...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 29th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Sorry for the thread highjack but any thoughts on which Barolo to try from the attached list (in the bracket sub 100 EUR and 100 - 200 EUR)? This thread inspired to order a barolo/barbaresco this weekend. Was thinking 2011 as I have enjoyed a couple recently, even though young. I wouldn’t be able t...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 29th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Sorry for the thread highjack but any thoughts on which Barolo to try from the attached list (in the bracket sub 100 EUR and 100 - 200 EUR)? This thread inspired to order a barolo/barbaresco this weekend. Was thinking 2011 as I have enjoyed a couple recently, even though young. Josef, which restaur...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 29th, 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Sorry for the thread highjack but any thoughts on which Barolo to try from the attached list (in the bracket sub 100 EUR and 100 - 200 EUR)? This thread inspired to order a barolo/barbaresco this weekend. Was thinking 2011 as I have enjoyed a couple recently, even though young.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 28th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1980

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I’m a fan of most of the wines mentioned in this thread - though I must confess I’ve not yet pulled the trigger on a Rougeard... I will be in the Loire just after New Years with my wife and preteen kids. They will give me leeway for one or two winery visits. Would love to hear from folks on this th...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 28th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1980

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

So it is the 2013 Clos de la Dioterie I bought, the most recent vintage they received. Let's see what that gives, in a supposedly not great vintage. Price was reasonable (around 30 USD or even less I believe) so not really a big risk.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 28th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3224

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

Can confirm on Roagna. Visited 2 years ago, and their winery is by far to best outfitted one I visited in Piemonte. Luca, the winemaker really knows what he is doing. Making wine at a really high level.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 28th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1980

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I hope my comments on this thread are not interpreted as suggesting divergent opinions mean one cannot taste, and if I somehow said that, I do apologize. I know you like Loire, Chris, and always appreciate your posts. Robert, I'll see if I can buy some tomorrow to try (in 10 years?). Need to look w...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 27th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 58
Views: 1980

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I hope my comments on this thread are not interpreted as suggesting divergent opinions mean one cannot taste, and if I somehow said that, I do apologize. I know you like Loire, Chris, and always appreciate your posts. Robert, I'll see if I can buy some tomorrow to try (in 10 years?). Need to look w...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 27th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11493

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Daniel Bouland. There's so much talk about Beaujolais, yet this producer is very rarely mentioned. I think they're putting out some of the best wines in the region. I have paid too little attention myself until opening some 2008s recently and seeing how well (slowly, but well) they're aging. I thin...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 26th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 21098

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

William, I'm going to resubscribe, solely to see your reviews of burgundy. If you quit in the next 12 months I'm coming to Beaune and crashing your party! Also subscribed earlier this year to give it a go. Can recommend his notes, as well as some of the more in-depth articles (non tasting related) ...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 22nd, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2252

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Metras for Beaujolais. My personal faves, Roilette and Thivin, venture deeper into the darks. Metras might depend on one's definition of "pure" and the specific bottle of Metras, but I get it. I would say Daniel Bouland, a producer that gets far too little attention, in my opinion. I would have als...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 21st, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21
Replies: 21
Views: 2581

Re: PSA: NYC 2016 Barbaresco Tasting on 10/21

The Musso Pora was also quite oaky. I'd liked their '99 and '04 Rio Sordos young, but they have not developed well. No more gambles on Musso. Thank you John, we stumbled upon this winery during a trip in August 2017. We tasted their 2013s at the time. "Quite oaky" surprises me as I believe they onl...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 20th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3001

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Kris - Thanks for asking. The easy answer is Dujac because it was a treat to be able to taste with Jeremy in Morey. Since we stayed in Meursault, we did a lot of local visits - including: -Genot-Boulanger (loved every wine we tried with Guillaume) -Boyer-Martenot (enjoyed their 1ers) -Domaine Gauff...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 17th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2452

Re: Ponsot...in general

joz€f p1nxten, thanks for the link. I had not see that thread previously. And I will go check out the Burghound article on Brett mentioned in the thread, and try the search for brett in tasting notes on BH's database as I believe it was Tom Reddick who had suggested it. OR, instead, I could ignore ...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 17th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8331

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

That’s a good summary Robert . I tasted at Sylvain Cathiard , excellent wines as always . For the first time , I loved his Reignots ( vines are finally getting enough age ) , a delicious Suchots and a tight Malconsorts . But there is no surprise that he did very well , also with his new “ lower end...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 16th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2452

Re: Ponsot...in general

Laurent is known for picking late, often gambling in cooler years. He doesn’t like new oak, to the point he wants his barrels at least five years old. Because of this they can be seen as lighter impact GC’s. One interesting point I remember from a discussion with a producer in Gevrey 2 weeks ago, w...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 14th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2452

Re: Ponsot...in general

Laurent is known for picking late, often gambling in cooler years. He doesn’t like new oak, to the point he wants his barrels at least five years old. Because of this they can be seen as lighter impact GC’s. One interesting point I remember from a discussion with a producer in Gevrey 2 weeks ago, w...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 12th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11572

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Yes, reserve much sooner than early December. I have never been to NYE but have been to the first weekend of the NCAA men’s b-ball tourney and the Super Bowl. They are all very busy and we reserved months in advance. Thanks I booked Sparrow & Wolf for NYE. Not exactly prime location, but looks like...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 8th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8331

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

i have seen 14.5 abv levels in 18 reds from loire and jura. hopefully these are anomalies, but i have a feeling there will be some high levels in burgundy too. I was in Burgundy yesterday for a quick visit. Some randoms observations: - on your point above, there will be high levels of alcohol. An e...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 6th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 3:43 pm
Kent, the richer years, such as '15 and '16, really suit the Roulot style.
That's also my experience. Even an '09 (believe it was Luchets) was drinking beautifully a couple of weeks ago, and there are more data points for me.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 5th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11572

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Yes, reserve much sooner than early December. I have never been to NYE but have been to the first weekend of the NCAA men’s b-ball tourney and the Super Bowl. They are all very busy and we reserved months in advance. Thanks I booked Sparrow & Wolf for NYE. Not exactly prime location, but looks like...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 5th, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1208

Re: Austrian Reds?

Jozef, Innsbruck/Tyrol is absoltely no wine-growing region ... there are high montains, much too cold for grapes. So there are no producers to visit there. There is a very well known importer/retailer in Innsbruck: Gottardi https://www.gottardi.at ... you might have a look at, but I never visited t...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 4th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1208

Re: Austrian Reds?

Reason is simply lack of time. Throwing in only a few accidental names is a bit unfair ... but some have been named already above my post. I´ll see if I can do anything this week. Thanks Gerhard, in case you have any leads for a nice winery to visit close to Innsbruck, that would be appreciated. Wi...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 29th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 11572

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

So my trip to the US including Las Vegas is getting closer. As one of the evenings is on NYE, do you need to book well in advance? Was planning to book early December, or is that too late? My wife is pregnant so wine will be less of an option unfortunately. Still considering Lamaii + Sparrow & Wolf,...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 18th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603403

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Poduttori Barbaresco normale 2016 - had to try.
by joz€f p1nxten
October 17th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

Wow, a $90 barbera. Glad it’s good, anyway. It depends on where you buy it Chris. I paid 20e and at that price it is a terrific wine. US pricing for this producer is absurd. Pretty amazing, that’s like a 400% difference. Indeed, just FYI a local restaurant sells this for: Barbera d'Alba ..............
by joz€f p1nxten
October 17th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4844

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Laurent Gibet wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:39 am

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2011 (magnum) : 18,5/20
This strangely as well, but not from magnum. Was expecting a good wine given the year, not a great wine, but a great wine it was.
by joz€f p1nxten
October 16th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 5292

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

Which wine is "drc" of italy? As in "the best" or "the most expensive"? Most expensive, most reknown/globally recognized because "best" can be matter of opinion. The following list gives a reasonably good idea of Barolo (excluding Barbaresco), the region I am mainly interested in: https://www.wine-...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 16th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 3174

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

Imagine the upcoming costs if/when released. if someone pays the price now with a % failure rate will they pay x% more for a reconditioned bottle? Certainly there will still be no guarantee. The prices I’ve seen are fair in the context of the current market for non-reconditioned wines. I’d say arou...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 16th, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 5292

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

YLee wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:07 am
Which wine is "drc" of italy?
As in "the best" or "the most expensive"?

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