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by joz€f p1nxten
April 22nd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 53
Views: 2031

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: 53
Views: 2031

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: 53
Views: 2031

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: 44
Views: 2724

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: 44
Views: 2724

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: 44
Views: 2724

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: 1347

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: 1200

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: 163

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: 642

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: 23
Views: 877

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: 166

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: 455

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: 287

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: 642

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: 892

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: 359

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: 359

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: 359

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: 980

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: 4712

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: 1341

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: 618

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: 960

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: 3629

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: 1911

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: 1730

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: 624

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.
by joz€f p1nxten
January 9th, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu
Replies: 70
Views: 4579

Re: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu

Thank you Howard, so this seems to confirm that the 2014 vintage was still relatively good in Verduno, a northern region of Barolo, compared to certain other villages.
by joz€f p1nxten
January 9th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine
Replies: 43
Views: 1674

Re: Revue du Vin de France on Ripeness in White Wine

It is indeed a very interesting opinion, that poses very valid questions. Is it normal that a Meursault all of a sudden tastes like a Chablis? I don't pass judgment, but I am glad the discussion is at least out in the open. I fully agree that this is a complex topic, and unless you are immersed in B...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 20th, 2018, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Clos de Vougeot Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: TN: 2002 Clos de Vougeot Dinner

Nice tasting, but the Mortet CdV 2002 is missing :-). Had it a few weeks ago, and your notes on the Grivot seems to resemble my impressions.
by joz€f p1nxten
December 9th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 65
Views: 3510

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

You are correct: she will get a parcel of Clos Vougeot, a large parcel of Vosne Beaux Monts, and more Morey-Saint-Denis village. The domaine will maybe grow by 20% I figure, but I need to ask her the exact figures. Currently the vines are in fermage (tact precludes my saying to who), so there will ...
by joz€f p1nxten
December 7th, 2018, 1:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: TN: 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Hi Mark, it was a fairly tasty wine. I wouldn't seek it out but happy to drink another glass if it came my way. Good to know, I remember my father buying a couple of cases of this and the Hommage, under the influence of RP. They have been way too powerful for me, curious to know if that is changing.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 22nd, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Burgundy/Great Appetizer Combo?
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Great Burgundy/Great Appetizer Combo?

Also consider some well made vitello tonnato - will not overpower the wine, is delicious and can be made in small servings. Drawback is that you need a butcher who can cook the veal and slice it very thinly, unless you can do that at home. Our butcher roasts the veal lightly, which isn't the "real" ...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 21st, 2018, 2:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...
Replies: 67
Views: 2620

Re: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...

Robert Grenley wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Anyone have a pretty good idea which Burgundy producers usually destem and which almost always do whole cluster and which may occupy the middle ground and may or may not add a variable amount?
I asked at Gouges last year, and surprisingly, they always destem and have always done so.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 16th, 2018, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3349

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

Big money will buy the Domains sooner or later. This has certainly nothing to do with the world I started to discover and love 35 years ago. Agreed in part, as it's often not the whole that is being sold: for the last 10-20 years, we have already been moving away from the winemaker as owner model t...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 11th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 109
Views: 7530

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

The greatest wines for the least money, again IMO, are from the best ageworthy producers from the best towns in the Cote de Beaune: Volnay from Pousse d'Or and Marquis d'Angerville; Pommard from de Courcel and Comte Armand; Beaune from Besancenot, Morot and (you won't find them here) Lycee Viticole...
by joz€f p1nxten
November 8th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 01 Meo Cros Parentoux, 04 Lafon Montie, 06 Coche Perrieres
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: 01 Meo Cros Parentoux, 04 Lafon Montie, 06 Coche Perrieres

Barry Rothof wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Thx Thomas great wines and notes! Yes quite a few restaurants in Belgium have deep cellars and longstanding Burgundy allocations but don't know the place in Brussels?
You can see the restaurant on his instagram profile. But a nice list, should visit when I get to Brussels.
by joz€f p1nxten
November 2nd, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1665

Re: Recent red B’dy vintages that drink great now?

I have had some very tasty 07s over the last months - contrary to some 06s which did excite me less. Village level 10s also quite good, though would wait a few years compared to 07s.
by joz€f p1nxten
October 30th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4089

Re: The Safest White Burgs

I wouldn't exclude old school producers in Macon, such as Guffens-Heynen, who seem to have excellent premox records.

A nice article by WF Kelley: https://wfkelley.com/2017/03/25/rebel-a ... e-guffens/
by joz€f p1nxten
October 28th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'
Replies: 59
Views: 1429

Re: 2011 Jadot Savigny 1er Cru 'Dominode'

I did not like the 11’s I tasted in general, although I had very little experience tasting them. I skipped the vintage except for 1 Djuac CSD (not sure...I must have committed to it prior), and 5 total bottles of Rousseau...probably so I could ray in the mix for the next vintages. Has anyone had an...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 27th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’

Thanks all, this is very helpful. Agree that if I'm planning on drinking the wine it makes zero sense to put it 'in bond'. Appreciate the recommendation on Berry Bros - familiar with them and the existing info they have online is very helpful. No idea where I'll be living yet. When I lived there la...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 26th, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’

I don't think they are dumb questions, but would it not be easier to get in touch with a large merchant who sells a lot in bond, like Berry Bros, https://www.bbr.com? They should have a clear answer for you?

Edit: https://www.bbr.com/shopping/in-bond
by joz€f p1nxten
October 17th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 05 de L'arlot NSG Les Petits Plets and 05 Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: TN: 05 de L'arlot NSG Les Petits Plets and 05 Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits

Are these wines expensive in the US? The 05 clos des forets is drinking pretty amazing at this stage. I have had 2 in the last 3 months. In Europe, it has gone under the radar a bit in recent years.
by joz€f p1nxten
October 8th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are You Buying 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Are You Buying 2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo?

I am looking to buy a couple of bottles (based in Europe) of 2014, ao to have a few bottles of each year and to try to get on the first row for 2015 and 2016. Just this weekend, I paid EUR 170 all-in for a bottle of 2011 in a shop in Amsterdam as I didn't have one yet. It was the bottle with the art...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 2nd, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Keller Schubertslay Kabinett - first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: 2018 Keller Schubertslay Kabinett - first impressions

So they started on 20 September and are still harvesting on 2 October? Are these still kabinett level grapes sugar content wise?
by joz€f p1nxten
October 2nd, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Savigny-lès-Beaune
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Savigny-lès-Beaune

what is the price of this wine? In the States, high, if you can find it. Looks to be between $70 and $100 in Europe. One retailer in the states has one vintage (2009) and they want $185/btl, which is more than a little bit insane OK...I would have thought around $50...but still, there seems to be a...
by joz€f p1nxten
October 2nd, 2018, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Savigny-lès-Beaune
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Savigny-lès-Beaune

Independently from whether it is good or not, I think it's a great evolution that top red winemakers are expanding beyond the standard village of VR, CM, GC etc and venture out into the surrounding villages which should have an impact on the pricing (hopefully) - what is the price of this wine?
by joz€f p1nxten
October 1st, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super Mâconnais
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Super Mâconnais

jcoley3 wrote:
September 30th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Hmm. Only had Beaujolais reds. Didn't know there were Mâconnais whites. Intriguing.
Isn't this producer a distributor turned winemaker? My guess is that he buys the grapes en négoce, but I could be wrong. The beaujolais I have tried were pretty good, although not typical.

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