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by Karl K
January 24th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet Blancs 2018s
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Ramonet Blancs 2018s

I first fell in love with Ramonet in 1999 with 1990 Ch-M Caillerets. For some years I was absent from serious wine collecting and then when I got back in went after old Napa so I have a gap in experience with Ramonet. My question is, premox aside, has Ramonet always been good over the past 30 years?...
by Karl K
January 23rd, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 44
Views: 1441

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

Have only had Pernot

One time I buried any empty bottle in the yard of a NW DC home where I was setting a post or something
by Karl K
January 22nd, 2021, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Magdelaine 1998

Nice!

Will continue to hold.
by Karl K
January 21st, 2021, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Review Sites
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: Wine Review Sites

Vinous is good

Can also find a cellar tracker reviewer - possibly a Berserker - who matches your taste.
by Karl K
January 17th, 2021, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Note: Gravner Ribolla 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Tasting Note: Gravner Ribolla 2009

In my experience orange wine was the term used most in the US
during a spike in interest about 7 years ago.
by Karl K
January 12th, 2021, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Politics
Replies: 18
Views: 1570

Re: Wine and Politics

What Adrian said: people staying home buying wine at auction should help lift wine prices. For now as far as I see the risk of economic pain continues to be for those outside of the community of buyers of high-end wine (the type you would consign). When/if wine prices go down other traditional liqui...
by Karl K
January 10th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what is your best resource for old bordeaux vintages?
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: what is your best resource for old bordeaux vintages?

Good reference Keith, thanks.
by Karl K
January 10th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9182

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

RIP Frank and condolences to your family.
by Karl K
January 8th, 2021, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

Indeed!
by Karl K
January 3rd, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on 2018 WB?
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Thoughts on 2018 WB?

Anyone taste any premier cru or grand cru 2018 White Burgundy? I did a search of thread titles to see if this topic had already been discussed but came up with a review of Rousseau wines and a few other things but not a thread on WB. (if I am missing it please I would be glad to be pointed to it.) I...
by Karl K
January 3rd, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!
Replies: 51
Views: 4593

Re: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!

It is amazing, no doubt.

Good view of Howell Mountain from the home site.
by Karl K
January 2nd, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Banyuls: what do you all think
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: Banyuls: what do you all think

Correct - the high note of pure distilled spirit, which I believe is grape brandy Indeed. However, at least I associate the term "brandy" with oak-aged grape-based spirits, so if a wine is showing a "brandy" character, it normally translates to having an aroma of, say, Cognac or...
by Karl K
January 2nd, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Banyuls: what do you all think
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: Banyuls: what do you all think

Brandy component? Do you mean the spirit that is used to fortify the wine or something else? I've never had any brandy-like qualities in a Banyuls myself. Love the stuff - and the same goes to the other fortified wines of Roussillon as well. Correct - the high note of pure distilled spirit, which I...
by Karl K
January 2nd, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Banyuls: what do you all think
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Banyuls: what do you all think

Last night popped a 1969 Mas Blanc Saint Martin Banyuls 375ml.

Nice sweet/dry contrast, quite lively, nice fruit qualities, good Christmas cake spice kaleidoscope - but the brandy component seemed out of balance/pronounced not integrated.

What’s your experience with Banyuls?
by Karl K
January 2nd, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess the wine & critic
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Re: Guess the wine & critic

My guess was SQN

Didn’t guess the reviewer
by Karl K
January 2nd, 2021, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4292

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

For the record, I do think J. Selosse belongs in the highest tier, and I’m not sure who his company would be there. Perhaps Anselme? Could you please explain a little bit more? I'm not entirely sure if this makes any sense. Sorry, you’re right. Anselme is the father and Guillaume is his son. Looks ...
by Karl K
December 31st, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 66
Views: 2251

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

Is 1971 an off vintage in Bordeaux? Maybe not for those who know, but if say 15 years ago you had to rely on vintage guides like Parker when buying at auction you would think so. So instead of looking for 71s I was looking for 66s, 70s, 75s, 78s, 79s, 55s, 61s. Not that he liked all those vintages ...
by Karl K
December 30th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 66
Views: 2251

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

1971 Cheval Blanc . . . 8 or 9 years ago 1976 Haut Brion . . . 15 years ago I agree too re: 2011 Napa I am particularly interested how wines typically made in more of an extracted, heavy style will fare. I have a hunch that some of the best of them will make for very nice wines at age 30, whereas si...
by Karl K
December 30th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 66
Views: 2251

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

1971 Cheval Blanc . . . 8 or 9 years ago 1976 Haut Brion . . . 15 years ago I agree too re: 2011 Napa I am particularly interested how wines typically made in more of an extracted, heavy style will fare. I have a hunch that some of the best of them will make for very nice wines at age 30, whereas si...
by Karl K
December 30th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need for wine foil?
Replies: 46
Views: 1923

Re: Need for wine foil?

I have not done this but have read for Dunn type wax to soften with heat like a cigar torch.
by Karl K
December 27th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1940 Cornet Pineau des Charentes
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: TN: 1940 Cornet Pineau des Charentes

That’s great!

I’ve had vieux Pineau because made with XO cognac but never a vintage Pineau.

Any idea when it was bottled?
by Karl K
December 27th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leroy Savignys
Replies: 43
Views: 2585

Re: Leroy Savignys

Really nice video William, thank you.

Missed opportunity, indeed.
by Karl K
December 26th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux....and when to drink, early or late.
Replies: 38
Views: 2391

Re: Bordeaux....and when to drink, early or late.

There’s nothing like personal experience, Karl. The big set of advice guy are getting from so many people is correct - the best approach is to mature top end Bordeaux and in the meantime enjoy either wines meant to be consumed earlier or aged Bordeaux at auction or ideally both. By doing that and op...
by Karl K
December 24th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS a few gems from the cellar
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

FS a few gems from the cellar

All include ground shipping to lower 48 from VA All prices presume PP FF or no fee Venmo Merry Christmas and thanks for looking! I am the original owner of these wines: 1 x 2009 Rougeard Breze $210 1 x 2012 Trapet Chambertin 750ml $325 1 x 2012 Trapet Chambertin 1.5L $800 1 x 2010 Joly Coulee de Ser...
by Karl K
December 23rd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1971 Birth Year Wines
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: WTB: 1971 Birth Year Wines

I have 1971 Latour if anyone is interested. More than $300 though.
by Karl K
December 20th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Tâche
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: La Tâche

Well done.
by Karl K
December 20th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A dinner with two 1964 champagnes and two DRC wines
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: A dinner with two 1964 champagnes and two DRC wines

Thanks for sharing.
by Karl K
December 19th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '82 Ducru-Beaucaillou
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: '82 Ducru-Beaucaillou

David,

Good that the wines you have gotten at auction have been well stored!

Much better than the opposite.
by Karl K
December 16th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: needed: styrofoam case shipper
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: needed: styrofoam case shipper

Seems like you could buy one from a local wine shop cheaper than driving somewhere.

Or, send me a FedEx label and I’ll ship you one no cost.
by Karl K
December 16th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7936

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

I recently shipped two bottles FedEx VA to WA and the
shipping cost ground was $29.

That does not include my time or the packaging.
by Karl K
December 11th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 332

thanks

thanks
by Karl K
December 2nd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 1954 Henriques Terrantez $800 ground shipping included
Replies: 0
Views: 230

1954 Henriques Terrantez $800 ground shipping included

Rare

JG 97

Lowest WS $899

Get it for $800 ground shipping Venmo or PayPal FF
by Karl K
December 2nd, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: TN: 2005 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

I do quite a bit like Falkenstein. I am glad David pointed out the stylistic change because I do think there is some truth to it but I hadn’t consciously noted it. When I think of the Falkensteins of today and compare to the 1983 JJPrums I cut my teeth in in the late 90’s they are much different. Of...
by Karl K
November 30th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: TN: 2005 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 29th, 2020, 6:20 pm The 2005s are likely to be very long lived wines. They do not meet the current fashion (Not having out of balance blistering acidity), so will probably be available through various channels. Provenance as you say is key.
How did this current fashion come to be?
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results
Replies: 35
Views: 2110

Re: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results

FWIW I have bought Dom P from unverified storage and it showed fine. It’s just that for the most part I choose not to do that anymore. And I am very glad that all the wines are doing well for Brig.
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1760

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Tried the 2018 Schlumberger Princes Abbes recently and it is dynamite, best vintage I can recall tasting from them. Disclaimer: some of the people I work for at present have a financial interest in the winery. Haven't had the 2018 but those vintages of Les Princes Abbés I've tasted I count among so...
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle number 1?
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Bottle number 1?

B. Buzzini wrote: November 28th, 2020, 1:03 pm I had bottle #2 and #55,865 out of 55,865 of the NV Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Lot NV 46 Bottled in 1978
at one point!

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How was it?
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results
Replies: 35
Views: 2110

Re: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results

I do believe wine generally speaking is sturdy enough to survive non-cellar temperatures but I also have found from experience (buying older wines from a wide array of sources over the past 25 years) that there is no substitute for properly cellaring wine. It kind of goes to what you want to get out...
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1760

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Tried the 2018 Schlumberger Princes Abbes recently and it is dynamite, best vintage I can recall tasting from them.

Disclaimer: some of the people I work for at present have a financial interest in the winery.
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to inspect in a vintage wine at auction
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: What to inspect in a vintage wine at auction

FWIW I opened a bottle of 1968 Robert Mondavi CS last night with spc and a very good fill level and the bottle was shot. I bought it at auction; at this point I don’t specifically recall but it was likely part of a larger lot (as opposed to a single bottle) but time and money would have been saved i...
by Karl K
November 29th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 3148

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)

Put in an link when posting in cc that takes the poster to the donation/pay location prior to the post being completed Then they either actively commit to contributing or actively choose not to. So keep the free will aspect but also make the pathway for contribution linked to cc posting Probably get...
by Karl K
November 27th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch Beychevelle 1975
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Ch Beychevelle 1975

Nice!
by Karl K
November 26th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Ch. Carbonnieux
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: TN: 1959 Ch. Carbonnieux

Mark Golodetz wrote: November 26th, 2020, 7:34 am The 1955 I had from a very good cellar was dead when I opened it a couple of weeks ago. Glad you had a good bottle. Drank one of your 2012 Trapets as a data point. Surprisingly open, primary of course, but very promising. Will wait five years for the next one.
Glad it was enjoyable.
by Karl K
November 26th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More sub-appellations for Russian River Valley?
Replies: 29
Views: 1483

Re: More sub-appellations for Russian River Valley?

Interesting!
by Karl K
November 25th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Ch. Carbonnieux
Replies: 4
Views: 397

TN: 1959 Ch. Carbonnieux

TN: 1959 Ch. Carbonnieux, Graves de Leognan Purchased at auction a few years ago, bottle in good condition, fill base next. Upon opening foil the cork was slightly depressed. Removing with The Durand the cork disintegrated. Tasting note here some four hours after opening, last taste: Mature Bordeaux...

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