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by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
February 10th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quinta do Vale Meao Tinto 2017 - Wine Enthusiast - 100 p.
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Quinta do Vale Meao Tinto 2017 - Wine Enthusiast - 100 p.

Great wine made by a great family. Haven't tasted '17 yet, but based on previous vintages, I am confident that this new version is great. I don't read WE, but… a 3-digit score is… a 3-digit score.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
September 18th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 152
Views: 13806

Re: 2008 Salon

Available here in Sweden for pre-booking at USD8000 + change.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
August 21st, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: James Suckling loves pizza. So do I.
Replies: 5
Views: 2835

James Suckling loves pizza. So do I.



Great feature! I just wanna grab a cheap and quaffable Chianti and dig in.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
August 3rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock CuveeKaratas Semillon MonteRosso '15..(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: TN: Bedrock CuveeKaratas Semillon MonteRosso '15..(short/boring)

I agree completely; such a great wine. Vivid, rich, land and complex. It's a shame that I had to drink 'em too young.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
July 3rd, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 22944

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

@toddfrench

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He's welcome to register and post here!!! I won't boot him out like he did to me [cheers.gif]
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Why did he boot you? Curious:)
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
May 21st, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 29
Views: 2113

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

Last week I noticed a new arrival at my wine dealer Pinard de Picard and it immediately caught my attention. They talked about a promising 27 year old winemaker from Piedmont, Giulia Negri. Salute, Martin HI Martin, I met with Giulia last January and tasted her Barolo 2015 line-up at the Grandi Lan...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
May 16th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 8413

Re: Robert Parker retires

Jamie Goode's comments; http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
May 16th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 8413

Re: Robert Parker retires

My very best wishes to Bob in retirement. I hope he is reasonably healthy and can enjoy what he has earned. This is such big news, I suspect it will generate a dozen -- or more! -- posts on his bulletin board. (I couldn't resist) Ditto on both counts. I learned a lot from him back in the day. I wis...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
March 21st, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1969 vs. 1970
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: 1969 vs. 1970

67 Sauternes and VP 1970 are great vintages. I've bought some Italian stuff from 1969 for my 50th birthday next fall, despite being aware of that they will most likely largely underperform.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
March 15th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva
Replies: 22
Views: 3274

Re: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva

It was bottled from a single Botti, so just over 3500 bottles produced. Paola Rinaldi let it rest one more in barrel compared to her regular Cannubi from the same vintage, and it's the first Riserva bottling in modern times. It's a great, great wine. I tasted it twice six weeks ago and scored both ...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
March 13th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva
Replies: 22
Views: 3274

Re: 2013 F. Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi Riserva

It was bottled from a single Botti, so just over 3500 bottles produced. Paola Rinaldi let it rest one more in barrel compared to her regular Cannubi from the same vintage, and it's the first Riserva bottling in modern times. It's a great, great wine. I tasted it twice six weeks ago and scored both b...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
March 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 73
Views: 9451

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

John Morris wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm
Gary York wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Just wanted to see if that Granbussia Riserva was still 103 points on WB.
No doubt 104 on Vinous.
My quote initially. But yes, in my mind, the 2010 Granbussia is a perfect wine. Please share you impressions when/if you taste it.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
March 13th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13964
Views: 679714

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Aldo Conterno; Favot 2016, Barolo Bussia 2015, Barolo Colonnello 2015, Barolo Ciacala 2015, Barolo Romirasco 2015, Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2010 (all shipping in the fall). I tasted all at the estate 6 weeks ago and was seriously impressed.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
February 6th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparison between 06 and 07 Taittinger Comtes ?
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Comparison between 06 and 07 Taittinger Comtes ?

2006 was great! Had it multiple times. Tasted 2007 only twice so far, and I must admit being somewhat disappointed. As mentioned above, it's "clean", but then again also a bit boring. Here's my TN from Delectable; "One of my favourite Champagnes year in, year out. I’ve had plenty of vintages, and if...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 19th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfashionable Alsace making a comeback?
Replies: 45
Views: 2988

Re: Unfashionable Alsace making a comeback?

As an importer, we took a gamble on a small producer of biodynamic Alsatian wines this year ( http://vincent-fleith.com/ ) despite my better instincts. The price was right and the quality outstanding. I knew it would be a very tough sell, but even I wasn't prepared for the resistance. Buyers love t...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 17th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass
Replies: 49
Views: 3658

Re: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass

[/quote] I meant it purely as humor and friendly banter. I was 'being hyperbole' and simply enjoying your commentary. I was picturing people sitting around saying things like, "Steph Curry, he's not so great, what does he know? Ray Allen is who they should have gotten." (US NBA joke.) Or, someone si...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 17th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass
Replies: 49
Views: 3658

Re: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass

I wouldn't pay for any of their offered classes, as I'm already well above their league in all areas offered. [winner.gif] [rofl.gif] Steph Curry is hoping you'll join him on the Warriors as soon as your duo performance with Carlos Sanata is over. [cheers.gif] Thanks for not understanding my sense ...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 17th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass
Replies: 49
Views: 3658

Re: James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation | Official Trailer | MasterClass

Well… Do you make fun of all the other Masterclass people too? Or just JS? You cannot argue with the highly skilled teachers in various fields they've managed to assemble IMHO. I wouldn't pay for any of their offered classes, as I'm already well above their league in all areas offered. But if...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 17th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3215

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

One of Sweden's wine writers has TERROIR
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 2239

Re: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?

The next Australia…? It's a pretty big country, to say the least... Well, I think it's gonna be Australia, no need to look elsewhere. There's so many young, talented and daring winemakers here creating some really interesting and new versions of well known varieties, and at the same time exploring a...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 15th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 8584

Re: 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Offer

Solid scores by AG released today. Entry-level Chardonnay (93 p) and PN scored 92+. Well done considering its modest USD30 price tags.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
January 11th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: TN: 1969 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

1969 is the best vintage ever produced from anywhere. It has to be as it's my birth year too.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
December 27th, 2018, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1978 Palmer
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: 1978 Palmer

1978 Talbot was the single reason I got into the wine in the first place.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
December 27th, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Long To Decant 1977 Taylor's Vintage Port?
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: How Long To Decant 1977 Taylor's Vintage Port?

Very cool! I opened mine on the 25th. Gave it about 5 hours in the decanter. Beautiful wine! It was served alongside Taylor's 1997 VP. Both are great!
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
December 13th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1140
Views: 53244

Re: It's critic bingo! Overripeness lost in translation?

Here's one that I think fits John's criteria. I have no idea what "sparky ingredients" are. One of the more pitiful wine reviews I've seen: I think that in many ways, she is the worst writer. Short, bland and impossible to understand UNLESS you 1) Have tasted the wine yourself, 2) Have a clear visi...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
December 12th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 75
Views: 3993

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

And that includes: Classico, Riserva, and Gran Selezione. I'm looking for a Chianti that goes beyond just being very good. I want one that has the potential to be profound . Any suggestions? Thanks. Well, I've had many that "excited me". I think you need to exclude "profound", and if you do then th...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
December 12th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 75
Views: 3993

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Michael - It might be a problem of expectations. I rarely expect a Chianti to be profound. But that doesn't mean that I don't hope for a lot of depth and complexity. At least in some of the wines. I also think that on the whole Tuscany struggles with value. One wine you might want to consider is th...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
November 27th, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...
Replies: 67
Views: 3313

Re: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...

This is a well written thing on the subject by Andrew Jefford !

There were for sure some news here for me anyway; https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opin ... on-332676/
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
November 27th, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hunter valley
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Hunter valley

HV Semillon is unique, and if you get to taste something 15+ years old, you will be amazed.

+1 on Tyrrells and Mt Pleasant.

For Shiraz, I'd add Brokenwood Quail Shiraz, Tallawanta and HBA Shiraz. Their ILR Semillon is great too.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
November 27th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Krug
Replies: 13
Views: 1192

Re: 2002 Krug

p@ulbortin wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 8:07 am
What a ravishing and awesome Champagne!
97pts
Indeed!
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
November 20th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suckling's Napa 16' Report
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: Suckling's Napa 16' Report

Compared to Lisa Perotti Brown's vintage 2016 assessment, James Suckling's and his Senior Editor Nick Stock's verdict differs substantially IMHO: "Napa Valley is releasing another outstanding vintage for reds with the 2016, making it the fifth top year in a row for the Sunshine State. After tasting ...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
November 19th, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Villa d’Este Wine Symposium – Kelly, RJ, Justin and Kevin's excellent adventure
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: TN: 2018 Villa d’Este Wine Symposium – Kelly, RJ, Justin and Kevin's excellent adventure

Thanks for posting, Kevin. Always enjoy reading about your amazing vinous get-to-gethers at Villa d'Este. I regret that I couldn't make it this year. I had 1990 vs 1999 RC within a month only a few years back, and my scores were identical to yours. Also then the 1990 was just a tad better than the 1...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
November 16th, 2018, 3:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Visit to Madeira
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Visit to Madeira

Check out http://madaboutmadeira.org for loads of info!
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 31st, 2018, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 9551

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

I remember when Merus got 94 points for their 1998 Cab, when reviewed in the 2001 WA. It set off an explosion of interest that included an article in the NY Times and other magazines, brought Mark Herold two wineries to become a consultant for (Buccella, Kobalt), sold Merus out for years to come, a...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 30th, 2018, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 9551

Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

Wow! Nearly 250 wines scored 97 and above, with 34 wines receiving the perfect score. A hard-to-beat new record.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 25th, 2018, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (10/23/2018) It's probably a bit of imagination, and a bit of reality mixed together, but if you had served this blind, I might well have thought it was a Ravenswood Monte Rosso zinfandel. There was...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 24th, 2018, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines aged under Flor - Your opinion?
Replies: 18
Views: 913

Re: Wines aged under Flor - Your opinion?

All I can say is that Equipo Navazos florpower doesn’t taste how you would expect. It’s xertainly quite different from a typical oxidized/orange wine. It’s more like a ramato; retaining youthful fruit character and freshness but still with a clear flor signature. I found the MMX #44 in the US for a...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 23rd, 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines aged under Flor - Your opinion?
Replies: 18
Views: 913

Wines aged under Flor - Your opinion?

I found this VERY interesting! Didn't know there were so many experiments going on across the globe. Which ones have you tasted? I'm a big fan of Florpower mentioned in the article and would like to explore this "trend" further. https://daily.sevenfifty.com/a-new-wave-of-umami-wines-blooms-under-flo...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 23rd, 2018, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1140
Views: 53244

Re: It's critic bingo! Overripeness lost in translation?

Here's one that I think fits John's criteria. I have no idea what "sparky ingredients" are. One of the more pitiful wine reviews I've seen: Jancis Robinson Rather subtle nose with lots of juice and sparky ingredients. Hint of cough medicine but lots besides. Should evolve into something quite speci...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 20th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Portugal, well, really 'New Douro'
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: New Portugal, well, really 'New Douro'

Another interesting newcomer is Portugal Boutique Winery!
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 16th, 2018, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sami-Odi
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Sami-Odi

C. Keller wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Just wondering if anyone has had this Australian producer and if you think its worth the tariff?

Received an offer to buy the NV Little Wine #7 and the 2015 HD Syrah.
I have tasted both. It's truly high-end stuff. Sadly they are pretty hard to find these days.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 12th, 2018, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Is The Greatest Red Burgundy Vintage
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1999 Is The Greatest Red Burgundy Vintage

Yes, 1999 is better than 1990. At least a few years back and probably more so today. TN's from 3 years ago. DRC 1999 - A complete horizontal tasting at Franzén, 14th of November, 2015. vs. DRC 1990 - An almost complete horizontal tasting at home, 4th of December, 2015. This rare opportunity emerged ...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 5th, 2018, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Turley - Hayne - Zinfandel
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: TN: 2000 Turley - Hayne - Zinfandel

Served blind at my brown-bag group tonight. Sweet, with a lot of alcohol. The guesses centered around Amarone. It seemed like a reciota/ripasso wine, with the must resting on raisined grapes. Strawberry was the dominant fruit flavor. Light body, with rather thin fruit, but well balanced in this sty...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 5th, 2018, 2:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 15098

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

Well coming from the first person to write about MacDonald on any wine board and to organize their first winemaker dinner this is very easy - Ketan Mody. https://vinous.com/multimedia/a-conversation-with-ketan-mody-aug-2015 The current release wines are from purchased fruit...just wait until the Di...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 5th, 2018, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Next MACDONALD?
Replies: 161
Views: 15098

Re: The Next MACDONALD?

I know one with potential. Met a gal in a tasting room whose family owns a vineyard several years ago . They all have regular jobs but make a little wine they sell direct to locals and a few others but very off the radar. The vast majority of their grapes are sold to their neighbor that makes one o...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
October 1st, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we just forget Brunello and buy Rosso di Montalcino?
Replies: 38
Views: 3294

Re: Should we just forget Brunello and buy Rosso di Montalcino?

Interesting topic! I'm still a major Brunello fan but I prefer fruit from elevated vineyards. Le Ragnaie at 600 masl comes to mind. I rarely get excited over anything grown at lower grounds south-west of the village, where I think it's too warm and soils are too rich. Generally speaking, I'm looking...
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
September 12th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2074
Views: 215661

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Gary York wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 7:53 am
The truth part ends, when the blog part starts.
Got it.
by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
September 11th, 2018, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2074
Views: 215661

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Now I have read his two new lengthy Blog posts, and I must state that both are very well written. Like an Oscar winning screenplay award. Based on a "true story". So… what is actually true, and what's fiction?

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