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by joz€f p1nxten
November 17th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

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: 83
Views: 4772

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: 2190

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: 2190

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: 138
Views: 10344

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: 83
Views: 4772

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: 639

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: 138
Views: 10344

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: 1111

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: 1111

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: 138
Views: 10344

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: 12108
Views: 581001

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: 535

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: 50
Views: 2306

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: 4999

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: 3081

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: 4999

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"?
by joz€f p1nxten
October 11th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

Ok, so I looked around and found the local distributor, who had 2 bottles of the 2010 VV to sell (3 or the regular) - luckily, the price nowhere near the 400 USD quoted above (more like 1/4 of that), otherwise I wouldn't have bought. I get that this wine is great (notes look delicious), but is there...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 10th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 581001

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3x Gonon St Joseph 2017 @45 EUR all-in pb - to see what the fuss is all about :-)
by joz€f p1nxten
October 10th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??
Replies: 257
Views: 20409

Re: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??

I just bought JL Chave St Joseph (original) based on producer reputation. Hope it is any good. Anybody tasted? Yes. My takeaway was that for the price, you can probably do better in Rhone, though all prices for 2015 have become inflated (at every retailer in Dallas). Just not entirely sure in 2015 ...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 8th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

I had something similar in a few recent bottles of 2003 Joguet that I assumed had been heat damaged or just roasted. Was more like stewed tomatoes. I dumped three bottles in a row. I have also tasted it in old Chinon before (from the 80s). Same, do you get green pepper from Chinon? Yes, much more o...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 7th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any must have rieslings on this list?
Replies: 22
Views: 1447

Re: Any must have rieslings on this list?

Todd Hamina wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 8:29 am
Buy a dozen you are keen on, host a dinner and then buy or do not buy some more. I am assuming these are not onsies, but available by the case.
I think the number of bottles, not cases, available is indicated, no? Seems like a lot of lonely bottles.
by joz€f p1nxten
October 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:15 am
I had something similar in a few recent bottles of 2003 Joguet that I assumed had been heat damaged or just roasted. Was more like stewed tomatoes. I dumped three bottles in a row.
I have also tasted it in old Chinon before (from the 80s).
by joz€f p1nxten
October 7th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

Same here, when is it expected to come out?
by joz€f p1nxten
October 4th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3353

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

Bought Roilette (normale + tardive 2018) at the estate in August. Have ordered also some Bouland to put away as it was not available at the estate. I was impressed by both estates. I will likely keep it at that as I am running out of space.
by joz€f p1nxten
October 2nd, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 138
Views: 10344

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Do the people living in Las Vegas think you need to book restaurants for NYE well in advance?
by joz€f p1nxten
October 2nd, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 GANTENBEIN Chardonnay Switzerland - a worldclass Chardonnay
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: 2012 GANTENBEIN Chardonnay Switzerland - a worldclass Chardonnay

TomHill wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:02 am
Thanks for sharing that, Martin.Sounds like an amazing wine. I wish we could find Swiss wines more often in the USofA.
Tom
To be clear, Swiss wines are also not easy to track down in Europe either...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 2nd, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12108
Views: 581001

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some Mugnier (Amoureuse + Clos de la Marechale 2017) at close to ex-domaine pricing. Fuees and village gone too quickly. First time, so quite happy.
by joz€f p1nxten
September 29th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3033

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Thank you for the great comments, Gregory. I have yet to dive into the vintage, but how would you compare it to 2016? Seems that in your notes, there are still a couple of references to the heat of the vintage (not unexpectedly of course). Update: I did like the nebbiolo langhe from 2015 a lot: very...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 25th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 108
Views: 8389

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Bought 3 cases each of the normal and cuvée tardive when visiting in August, at Roilette. Really good wines, and quite approachable young compared to the other one we visited, Daniel Bouland. the normal one was 10 EUR a bottle all-in, that's really a no brainer. Also bought a couple of mags of the 2...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 24th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2558

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Alex and David, thank you for your replies. Personally, I do not buy much at auctions, just a few bottles of producers I know and like, so I don't rely on scores for deciding about what to buy. But I do hope to be able to participate once, especially for being able to taste the wines, and in partic...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 24th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Looking for dining recos in Toulouse, Marseille and Genoa
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Looking for dining recos in Toulouse, Marseille and Genoa

You people know everything, so thanks in advance. Our daughter will finish off a quarter in Lacoste studying and we are meeting her and traveling to Rome. There are plenty threads for Rome... any and all recommendations are appreciated. We are going in November. Thanks. Those aren't exactly foodie ...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 23rd, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10717

Re: 2008 Salon

I'm not surprised at all. Rousseau Chambertin "retails" for $3-4,000 in many places, so if you love Champagne and think of Salon as at that level, in a very limited vintage, and you have the money, you pay. Lots of conditions in that sentence, but I'm not that surprised many people meet them :) As ...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 23rd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 141
Views: 10717

Re: 2008 Salon

In Holland Pat. I asked the importers of Belgium and Germany for extra Cases but sadly also sold out. that is just crazy and beyond my comprehension. Surprises me slightly as well (being from Belgium). I have a though time imagining sophisticated buyers going for this. Whether it's true or not, I c...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 23rd, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

A couple of points to add to Herwig: - I also feel a lot of pressure from producers to align the price ex-cellar for private persons with long standing allocations with the price importers pay (or even higher). Roulot has gone up significantly, as has Leflaive when the new gérant took over years ago...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 20th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?
Replies: 9
Views: 533

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 joz€f p1nxten
September 20th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gerard Raphet Question - what's Cuvee Unique?
Replies: 9
Views: 533

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 joz€f p1nxten
September 16th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

Ex-domaine price hasn't moved over the last years, FWIW
by joz€f p1nxten
September 13th, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 42
Views: 2246

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

I never started aging them until 2009...but I've been lucky to have a few 96's & 2000's along the way. I don't think it will be too long before the better producers are allocated and buying history may impact your ability to get what you want (or 1/3 of what you used to). Clos de la roilette was ea...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 10th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?
Replies: 22
Views: 1222

Re: Any recs for lunch in or around Beaune?

If you want to do a vineyard walk to Volnay: restaurant-lecelliervolnaysien.com is a good place, if you are lucky you might even sit in the garden. It's a 5k walk. In Beaune, many options. There is a market on Saturday morning, which is very nice. Le bout du Monde, le comptoir des tontons and Caves ...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 9th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3525

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

If I were you, I'd skip Burgundy altogether. If you like the wines of the Chalonnaise, Beaujolais and Macconais you can probably get in with the best growers and see some beautiful countryside and have a great experience. As a bonus, it's closer to the Northern Rhone. As an added bonus, you could m...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 5th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3650

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

For me 2007. Haven't been wowed so far by any 2008s.
by joz€f p1nxten
August 29th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 4999

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

Picked up a case of Francesco Versio at around 30 EUR per. Used to be winemaker at Giacosa (is he still?). At that price, I thought it worth a try.
by joz€f p1nxten
August 22nd, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 108
Views: 8389

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: 108
Views: 8389

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 935
Views: 49617

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 935
Views: 49617

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 138
Views: 10344

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 138
Views: 10344

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 138
Views: 10344

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...

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