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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: 46
Views: 3181

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: 1236

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: 5
Views: 400

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: 15
Views: 616

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: 42
Views: 2783

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: 1830

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: 1622

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: 592

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: 62
Views: 3564

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: 1547

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: 564

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: 3295

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: 1052

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: 928

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: 2447

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: 3240

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: 5839

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: 363

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: 1598

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: 3852

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: 1298

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: 966

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: 966

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: 295

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: 1434

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: 856

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: 422

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: 422

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: 517

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.
by joz€f p1nxten
September 24th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaune wine auction
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Beaune wine auction

Can someone enlighten me on what type of product the domaine that would do the elevage, gets? Grapes, pressed juices, fermented juice, juice already in barrels? Ie curious to know what type of control a domaine would be able to assert over the finished product.
by joz€f p1nxten
September 21st, 2018, 12:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 48
Views: 2002

Re: TN: 2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

The normales are for still around here for the following prices (all-in): 2013 Barbaresco: 27.45 2014 Barbaresco: 29.40 2015 Barbaresco : 31.35 Which one would you recommend for the medium term? Is that dollars or euros? Euros - dollars are not yet that common around these places (ie Luxembourg).
by joz€f p1nxten
September 20th, 2018, 2:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Keller Schubertslay Kabinett - first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: 2018 Keller Schubertslay Kabinett - first impressions

Nice pictures - curious to try this. I assume they will make other wines than Kabinett from this vineyard? Any idea when they will do the next round?

And I realize it's only about a 1 hour drive from here....
by joz€f p1nxten
September 17th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 48
Views: 2002

Re: TN: 2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

The normales are for still around here for the following prices (all-in):

2013 Barbaresco: 27.45
2014 Barbaresco: 29.40
2015 Barbaresco : 31.35

Which one would you recommend for the medium term?
by joz€f p1nxten
September 17th, 2018, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 1874

Re: Your favorite Boudot

The problem with the Georges Noellat wines is that they have gone from being reasonable to insanely expensive way too fast. Curious to know where this price hike comes from in the US. Ex-domaine, the wines are still very reasonably priced. Retail pricing seems very steep in the US. We served the re...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 16th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Boudot
Replies: 43
Views: 1874

Re: Your favorite Boudot

The problem with the Georges Noellat wines is that they have gone from being reasonable to insanely expensive way too fast. Curious to know where this price hike comes from in the US. Ex-domaine, the wines are still very reasonably priced. Retail pricing seems very steep in the US. We served the re...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 5th, 2018, 1:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 3878

Re: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.

I have a couple more questions about an upcoming trip at the end of October. On the back end we are going to go to Lake Como for a couple days. Likely Bellagio. Any recommendations for things to do up there? You should check whether end of October is a good period to visit. I wouldn't be surprised ...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 26th, 2018, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: They're havin' a heat wave
Replies: 52
Views: 3341

Re: They're havin' a heat wave

As a quick update, I spent a few in Burgundy this week. Things were looking good, although rain was lacking. People were concerned with phenolic maturity starting to become stuck due to lack of thereof. Berries were super concentrated (according to Cecile Tremblay, a bit too much, "very thick skins"...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 20th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this Domaine or Maison Leroy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1476

Re: Is this Domaine or Maison Leroy?

Legally, "Domaine" can only be used for producers that make wine from their own vineyards, right? I wonder if the "Mis en bouteille au domaine" carries the same legal implication. Yes. It's Domaine. http://www.domaine-leroy.com/homepage/ Careful relying just on the website, because in my view, she ...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 20th, 2018, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this Domaine or Maison Leroy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1476

Re: Is this Domaine or Maison Leroy?

This is domaine. Label says "propriétaire" so can only be domaine. Actually drunk this a couple of months ago. Very good bottle, though pricing there is becoming a bit detached from quality, however high it is. Thomas, agreed for these bottles, but what about metayage arrangements? The winemaker wo...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 14th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2011 Morey Blanc Meursault Charmes, 2010 C. Dugat Gevery-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: TNs: 2011 Morey Blanc Meursault Charmes, 2010 C. Dugat Gevery-Chambertin

Did their former importer, Kacher, pick the most overtly oaky barrels for export? I do think that this is an interesting point, although the only winemaker I know whose importer selects barrels specifically for the American market, is Gerard Raphet. So there, the wines for the US market are definit...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 14th, 2018, 12:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2011 Morey Blanc Meursault Charmes, 2010 C. Dugat Gevery-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: TNs: 2011 Morey Blanc Meursault Charmes, 2010 C. Dugat Gevery-Chambertin

Interesting take JW. I've only had a handful, from villages to Lavaux and some others. With enough age, it would seem, but nothing that I would consider "older" Maybe I'm catching them too young. Always strike me as full-fruit and rather polished/modern. Just my personal view, Dennis, from visiting...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 13th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2011 Morey Blanc Meursault Charmes, 2010 C. Dugat Gevery-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: TNs: 2011 Morey Blanc Meursault Charmes, 2010 C. Dugat Gevery-Chambertin

I am always surprised that the wines of Claude Dugat are considered as new world pinot noir. When you visit there is absolutely nothing modern about the winery. Makes you wonder whether the lighter style currently en vogue is not the more worked one. And his wines are definitely on the cheaper end o...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 9th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: They're havin' a heat wave
Replies: 52
Views: 3341

They're havin' a heat wave

FYI it's currently raining in the whole region...will visit in a couple of weeks time before harvest, which I believe is currently expected to be end of August for the whites and beginning of September for the reds.
by joz€f p1nxten
August 7th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: (2006) Groffier Amoureuses
Replies: 5
Views: 287

TNR: (2006) Groffier Amoureuses

For a bit of a mixed vintage. Very much like the chambolle s I have tried. More hit and miss I Gevrey-Chambertin. But then again, I don't drink them super old...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 6th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: (2006) Groffier Amoureuses
Replies: 5
Views: 287

TNR: (2006) Groffier Amoureuses

From last year: Wow. This is good stuff. Transparent color with strawberry and delicate orange peel on the nose. Taste is perfectly in balance with well integrated oak. Soft and no aggressive acidity. Classy. In drinking window. When it's good why wait?
by joz€f p1nxten
July 29th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Something fishy with H Jayer bottles in the UK...
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Something fishy with H Jayer bottles in the UK...

As far as I can see on social media, the market is flooded with jayer fakes. Would never even think of buying bottles like these.
by joz€f p1nxten
July 18th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Under the Radar BY NEAL MARTIN
Replies: 34
Views: 3072

Burgundy Under the Radar BY NEAL MARTIN

Bizot and Arnoux-Lachaux can hardly be described as under the radar in Western Europe.
by joz€f p1nxten
July 15th, 2018, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Irancy
Replies: 22
Views: 1114

Irancy

A tasting note from a month ago: Thierry Richoux Irancy 2009. Brought back from the domaine a week ago by my brother. Color very light red, nice evolution. On the nose, light red fruit, bit of pomegranate and meat. More in direction of Gevrey-Chambertin. On the palate, not super lengthy, but already...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 5th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit? Update: Trip report.
Replies: 63
Views: 3878

Piedmont trip: which estates should I visit?

Or drive up into the Alta Langhe -- the hills to the south of Barolo and Barbaresco -- for lunch. It's quite a different world up there. More hazelnuts than vines, and quite off the beaten track. I haven't been to La Coccinella in some years, but it still has a good reputation. It indeed still is a...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 24th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a/how does one get on the DRC list
Replies: 82
Views: 6946

Is there a/how does one get on the DRC list

Inclusion of stems gives DRC wines a very unique profile when young. The truth of the matter is that some people can't tell whites from reds when served blindfolded and most folks will have difficulty telling GCs from village wines. Mostly agree with this statement. An experienced palate can probab...

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