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by joz€f p1nxten
September 13th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pernand Vergelesses
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: Pernand Vergelesses

It's interesting to reflect more generally in light of Andrew's comments, however, that one seldom talked about consequence of making wines in a more and more gentle way, with more whole cluster, shorter macerations, less pigeage, gentler pressing, less new oak, and shorter élevage, is that wines i...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 4th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Duroche GC Champ
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: 2017 Duroche GC Champ

Right on cue, The Bottle List has a nice offer up of '18 Duroche. Just picked up a mix of Gevrey Champs and Les Jeunes Rois, as well as a couple of the Vosne. Passed on the 1ers, although I'm sure they're great. You should check on the Vosne - AFAIK, they only have vines in Gevrey. It's definitely ...
by joz€f p1nxten
September 4th, 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Duroche GC Champ
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: 2017 Duroche GC Champ

RyanC wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 10:27 am
Right on cue, The Bottle List has a nice offer up of '18 Duroche. Just picked up a mix of Gevrey Champs and Les Jeunes Rois, as well as a couple of the Vosne. Passed on the 1ers, although I'm sure they're great.
You should check on the Vosne - AFAIK, they only have vines in Gevrey.
by joz€f p1nxten
August 31st, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Roilette - Fleurie - normal and tardive 2019 Bouland Morgon Corcelette Curious to try and compare the 2018 versions, which I liked a lot - to quote the Wine Advocate on the Roilette Fleurie: " If the gourmand generosity and wealth of fruit of 2018 will win the domaine new friends, then the fra...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 28th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Roilette - Fleurie - normal and tardive 2019 Bouland Morgon Corcelette Curious to try and compare the 2018 versions, which I liked a lot - to quote the Wine Advocate on the Roilette Fleurie: " If the gourmand generosity and wealth of fruit of 2018 will win the domaine new friends, then the frag...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 27th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7577

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Jasper's at it again posting great videos on Instagram including one extremely frank one with Jeremy Seysses where he describes the vintage as difficult due to lack of rain. He also goes on to say that after seeing a couple early ferments, they will destem up to 30%+ rather than the usual 5%-15% be...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 24th, 2020, 2:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Educate Me on Dugat-Py Whites
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Educate Me on Dugat-Py Whites

Not a lot of information out there, as they are never put up for tasting in the cellar. Although I checked the WA website and William Kelley seems to be able taste them. In my experience, they are not on the leaner spectrum. I don't know what vintages you have access to and if you can buy in 1 bottl...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 24th, 2020, 1:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 39
Views: 2518

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

Arnoux, yikes. I know in the other thread you said that no-till is proving to be a difficult choice this year, and those grapes look, to be honest, a bit raisinated and sickly. I see what they were going for - nice small berries with plenty of airspace - but it seems like they overshot. Do you thin...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 20th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Corey N. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Rougeard:
2013 Clos
2014 Clos
2014 Poyeux
Did you pay the same for 2013 and 2014? Prices went up ex-estate quite significantly from 2013 to 2014 (although still "reasonable").
by joz€f p1nxten
August 18th, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 33
Views: 1605

Re: TN: 2005 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

When I tasted the 05s out of barrel I was blown away and then I thought about 71, a ripe vintage that went to sleep, that nobody ever tasted you on. I loaded up on Lafarge andMugnier and they are both good. I remember Becky Wasserman saying she thought 06 was the vintage to buy but I was broke when...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 16th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7577

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

According to winehog, the burgundy harvest has started, remarkably early. https://winehog.org/the-2020-harvest-has-begun-42722/ What struck me however is the picture of unripe bunches on his site, supposedly taken mid-August. And look at how many: probably around 15 per plant. Top estates are probab...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 6th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7577

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Man those vines look thirsty. This film could be of a vineyard in Napa. Must be a hot start to August this year. DRC was cutting the small green berries on top of the plants ('verjus') in the RC vineyard when we were there. Apparently they don't always do it, but now it was to increase to a maximum...
by joz€f p1nxten
August 5th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7577

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

I spent an hour in and around Vosne this morning (5 August), and took the time to speak to some people and make some videos. This one is a video of DRC Richebourg on the left and Leroy Richebourg on the right. The difference is quite visible on this video. Grapes look fantastic on both. Some informa...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 26th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2012 Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Clos des Chevaliers

We were discussing Chevalier-Montrachet earlier this year, and the other day a friend was out in the vines and shot this clip for me. We start looking at the Chevalier-Montrachet belonging to Philippe Colin; then we see the much higher, non-hedged canopies of Domaine d'Auvenay; and then the vines o...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 26th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (updated Summer 2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (updated Summer 2020)

Thanks. And the white stains, that's presumably bouillie bordelaise?
by joz€f p1nxten
July 23rd, 2020, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's finest Grenache is from ...
Replies: 163
Views: 6144

Re: The world's finest Grenache is from ...

Are there other 100% grenache CdP wines worth checking out that aren't in the $100-200+/bottle category? I know Charvin is like 80%+ grenache. The Chapelle St Theodoric wines can be very nice! Based on this rec, my colleague will drop by Chapelle St Theodoric today - it seems that covid is helping ...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 22nd, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10179

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

To pull this thread back to Back to William... what do you think about his Bordeaux palate and would you buy based on his rating? Never having had a Tertre Roteboeuf, I Picked up several bottles of 2010 based on his CT note (100 points!), and I’m curious if you would do the same, given your general...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 21st, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2x 1980 Joseph Voillot Pommard 1er Cru Pezerolles. Stronger vintage in Côte de Nuits than Côte de Beaune, but this has such good provenance I reckon it will still be pretty tasty. 2x 1972 Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains - great color and fills. So you didn't get any of the older ...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 21st, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10179

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

I also subscribed to TWA last year, in support of William. My 2 cents: - he is an excellent taster, but an equally good (or even better?) writer with a lot of general knowledge about wine - I enjoy reading his in-depth articles a lot. - he lives a few months per year in Beaune, which is a great asse...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 16th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Vissoux MaV Trois Roches - finally good!
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: 2012 Vissoux MaV Trois Roches - finally good!

Thanks. I still have some 2009s laying around of these - there is some bottle variation, some wines taste overly mature compared to others.
by joz€f p1nxten
July 15th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

A quick post to add some flavour to this. I was skimming through wine-related posts on facebook when I came across this one by Buisson-Charles in Meursault (Patrick Essa) from 5 June: " The vines are mostly in good health even if we have to observe here and there chlorosis spots a little more marked...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 4th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 377
Views: 19788

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Drinking my first Roches Neuves Franc de Pied 2017 from a 3 pack - on the nose, a touch herbal, but in no way pronounced. Mineral, sweet red/dark fruit coming out. On the palate, it is remarkably "smooth" - no rough tannins, the wine can perfectly be drunk on its own. Medium length. In very general ...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 4th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 158
Views: 12833

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Well, that is pretty much the average annual production of d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet... And is the 2016 Montrachet actually any good? Or is that not the purpose of this bottling? I’ve been told it’s very impressive. Looking forward to the AM review. Purpose of the bottling.. in 2016 none o...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 4th, 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 158
Views: 12833

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

2016 Montrachet is the one of the rarest bottles of Chardonnay ever. I have a good friend in Hong Kong who owns a bottle. He told me just 500 total bottles sold worldwide (that’s 1/10th typical production for each of the standing Domaines, let alone all of them combined) to VIP clients with their n...
by joz€f p1nxten
July 2nd, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weinlagen-Info mobile Version
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Weinlagen-Info mobile Version

Thank you Charlie - have been using the normal site quite regularly.
by joz€f p1nxten
June 26th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (updated Summer 2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (plus Leroy Musigny)

Yeah, exactly that! Plus the work in rolling the canopy by hand, instead of just driving through a tractor with spinning blades a few times during the season to trim the vines. Very cool. One of the things that has stuck with me recently was something Armand Heitz of Heitz-Lochardet said on a recen...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 26th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay (updated Summer 2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Re: Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet: Lamy & d'Auvenay

Again, thank goodness for actual wine writing! This should be interesting for all the wine geeks here. Don't know if this will actually make for better grapes, but the experiment is worth doing. I presume the treatment the D'Auvenay vines got before canopy management mentioned was copper sulfate, o...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 26th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 46
Views: 3005

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

Bill, My friends David and Jean are absolutely fabulous and an incredible source of information for the area they cover. Highly recommended. So looks like I'm getting some requests of winemakers to visit - many seem to be asking about Egon Müller - I have sent them an inquiry, so lets hope for the ...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 25th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 67 Pall Mall - U.S. Equivalent
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: 67 Pall Mall - U.S. Equivalent

I confirm it is remarkable - nowadays, with the online membership, you can participate in their thematic tasting, and samples get shipped even across borders (eg from London to Luxembourg) in a couple of days - no issues so far with heat damage.
by joz€f p1nxten
June 18th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4629

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Ditto on Bruno Lorenzon and Vincent Dureuil-Janthial! Had my first Lorenzon today, Mercurey Le Chapitre 2016 (around 25 EUR all-in). I must say I am impressed. Beautiful balanced nose, red fruits, herbs. I'd go for a mix between Gevrey (depth) and Chambolle (finesse) if I would compare with cote d'...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 18th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

What will happen is continued improvement from places like the Haut Cote de Nuits and Cote de challonaise. Michael, I have been to the hautes cotes a few times (beautiful to bike!) and I can understand the impact of climate on the vineyards there. I have however never been to Cote Chalonnaise - is ...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 16th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9298

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

Jozef, the low sulfites wine from Claire can be amazing, but better taste before buying, some vintage I didn't care for. About Lorenzon, I'm not exactly sure on the date of the shift but 2010 should be on the light style, 2011 definitely was (vintage helped but I don't think Bruno shift from 0 to 1...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 16th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW
Replies: 42
Views: 1826

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW

Ok you guys are killin me, will pop a 2010 Croix Boissee this weekend. Nathan any comments on the 2018 line-up? If the 2018 Domaine and Les Grange were any indication, the rest of the lineup will be ridiculously good when released. I was told the Croix Boissée 2018 will only be released early next ...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 16th, 2020, 2:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9298

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

Howard, you're welcome. Of the top of my head, a few words about each producer: Claire Naudin from Naudin-Ferrand has been making great * wines in the Hautes Cotes for quite some time. I believe I visited the estate for the first time in 2007. Her top cuvées are low/without sulfites and named for p...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 11th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 1527

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Of course I had some leftover from the pork belly. I made a sauce based on Babi Ketjap paste and added cubed pork belly. Served with rice and cold pork belly slices on top. Finally I added fresh coriander from the garden including a silky-elegant 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein „Niedermenniger Herrenberg“ ...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 10th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7337

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

AFAIK the difference between a Bourgogne and a Grand Cru, for labelling purposes, is in the provenance of the grapes. This leads me to conclude - and I might be saying something stupid here, but bear with me - that what makes the Grand Cru big and cellarworthy and the Bourgogne an easy drinker most...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 8th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyard photos: Domaine d'Auvenay Aligoté Sous Chatelet
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Vineyard photos: Domaine d'Auvenay Aligoté Sous Chatelet

OK thanks - was thinking this would be around 150 USD. I guess I was wrong.
by joz€f p1nxten
June 8th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyard photos: Domaine d'Auvenay Aligoté Sous Chatelet
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Vineyard photos: Domaine d'Auvenay Aligoté Sous Chatelet

Thank you William - are the trellising wires as high as in her grand crus in the cote de nuits? That would be crazy, as it's expensive and time consuming to farm this way. Then again, without checking, I assume the price is as high as a grand cru from the cote de nuits, so it might work out.
by joz€f p1nxten
June 8th, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a mature Gouges! 1993 LSG
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: TN: a mature Gouges! 1993 LSG

Does anyone have details on winemaking back in the day - I was told at the estate that they have always 100% destemmed.
by joz€f p1nxten
June 4th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4629

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Because of this topic I set out on a research mission. Y'all do not help with this (bad) habit. The Janthail was by far the best 2017 Dureuil-Janthial Meix Cadot VV - My goodness. The nose alone made me weak. It was like sticking your nose in a bushel of freshly cut flowers. Great wine all the way ...
by joz€f p1nxten
June 2nd, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BEST Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux producers (for the money)
Replies: 85
Views: 9065

Re: BEST Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux producers (for the money)

following Wiliam KELLEY's rather positive evaluation It was a positive comment on two wines from the domaine in a single vintage. It was neither a positive nor negative evaluation of the domaine as a whole. I think that was quite clear. Agreed, and not that difficult to make good / decent red wines...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 31st, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc
Replies: 48
Views: 3237

Re: Awesome Bourgogne Blanc

This made me dig up a bottle. Lamy-Caillat chassagne-montrachet 2017 - Touch of vanilla, grapefruit on the nose, so slightly more on citrus spectrum. Not exuberant. Quite delicate. On the palate, very fine acidity, not pronounced. Citrus fruit showing through as well. Good example of a wine picked a...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 29th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 10:00 am
joz€f p1nxten wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 6:47 am
6x Burlotto Acclivi 2016 at a good price - question is should I buy more, not having tasted the wine...
Yes.
That is not the answer I wanted to hear, or maybe it is...:-)
by joz€f p1nxten
May 29th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Burlotto Acclivi 2016 at a good price - question is should I buy more, not having tasted the wine...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 27th, 2020, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14440
Views: 707851

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Alliet Chinon"VieillesVignes" 2018 6x Alliet Chinon"L’Huisserie" 2018 9x Alliet Chinon"CoteaudeNoiré" 2018 => first go at this producer - curious for thoughts as to when to try a first bottle 3x Thomas Bouley Pommard1ercru"LesFremiers" 2018 3x Thomas Bouley Volnay1ercru,ClosdesChênes 2018 => a se...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 19th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

2002 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Meix Chavaux - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault (5/18/2020) Been a long week at work, needing something REALLY good, so Roulot it is!!! The misery continues...PREMOXED! [cry.gif] And not even remotely drinkable for just the slightest bit of pleasure anyw...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 19th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 377
Views: 19788

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Cool. Sounds like everyone's thinking is tracking mine. As far as "what is there to lose?", I'll just say this: I'm really trying to avoid putting any more boring/whatever bottles in my cellar. :) But at 25 USD, it would still make a good wine at an ok price for a coq au vin if the wine is boring -...
by joz€f p1nxten
May 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 29
Views: 2192

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

Here a tweak to the recipe with infusion of garlic and gianciale fat - from Mauro Uliassi, a *** chef - recipe is not difficult. But all stands or falls with the quality of the guanciale, eggs and parmesan/pecorino mixture.

by joz€f p1nxten
May 18th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4241

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

Any similar pictures of the Bouchard section. Interested because it is the one I buy. Not to hand, but it's nicely farmed. This was really just an off-the-cuff exercise, but I'm encouraged to repeat it more seriously. Any other plots folks would be curious to virtually check out? There could be so ...

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