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by Subu Ramachandran
June 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
Replies: 19
Views: 1230

Re: Etienne Sauzet Montrachet

Robert Dentice wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 3:30 am
You are very lucky Sauzet killed it in 14 and 17, both great vintages. Depending on how many bottles you have both could be checked in on now. I has a 15 Sauzet Montrachet over the past weekend and it did not have the acid and precision of 14 and 17.
+1
by Subu Ramachandran
June 18th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

Howard, many know that Chassagne was caught up in the chardonnay wave of the 70s. Sticking within CdN, those cool winds which were a negative for centuries are now a positive! Perhaps Lavaux and Estournelles are at an advantage over CSJ and Cazateiers. Same can be said for Gevrey Combottes vs Chambe...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 18th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

I am about to start a series of zoom webinars on this, taking a look at various different parts of Burgundy week by week (starting this Saturday 11am EST / 8am PST) to try to tease out vineyards or villages that might be rising or falling in potential with global warming, as well as looking at prod...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 17th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Climate change and Burgundy

Finally an article on Climate change, burgundy and the static map of vineyard hierarchy in a dynamic world. https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/06/climate-the-latest-challenge-for-burgundy "But in the decades to come, the terms 'grand Cru' and 'Bonne-Mares' might not be worth the paper they're prin...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 16th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 12118

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

You know maybe we should all just stop paying attention to the hype about these wines. First it was DRC, the Rousseau, then Roumier, what next? The extra publicity just seems to feed the irrational amounts of money that get spent on these wines. Can't we just let the uber wealthy hedge fund guys go...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 15th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 12118

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

The power of printing presses, negative interest rates and unlimited bailouts!

Wait, does it further the social inequality between the have's and the have not's? [scratch.gif]
by Subu Ramachandran
June 15th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White burgs TNs
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: White burgs TNs

Poor storage or heat damage during shipping? I have opened about 6 bottles of the 13 Moreau Maltroie in the last 2 months (offered 12-14 at a great price) and not a hint of premox in any of them. Powerful and acidity on par with the 14 (less refined). Much more than the 12. Bright light straw color...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 15th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White burgs TNs
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: White burgs TNs

Poor storage or heat damage during shipping? I have opened about 6 bottles of the 13 Moreau Maltroie in the last 2 months (offered 12-14 at a great price) and not a hint of premox in any of them. Powerful and acidity on par with the 14 (less refined). Much more than the 12. Bright light straw color...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 15th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2477

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 6:56 pm
I love trocken/GGs. They constitute 95% of my Riesling breakdown.
By producer:

Keller
Schäfer Fröhlich
Donnhoff
Georg Breuer
Willi Schaefer
Markus Molitor
Julian Haart

I have few old bottles of JJ Prum lying around.
by Subu Ramachandran
June 15th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White burgs TNs
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: White burgs TNs

Kent Comley wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Shocking news re Lamy - have a full suite of his '12s in the cellar.
It was a bummer. Had two whites for an outside small group dinner. Sadly both wines were advanced.
by Subu Ramachandran
June 14th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White burgs TNs
Replies: 14
Views: 692

White burgs TNs

Opened three white burgs this week... 2012 - Hubert Lamy St Aubin 1er cru, Murgers des Dents de Chien - Premoxed. 2013 - Bernard Moreau Chassange 1er cru, Maltroie - Deep rich honey, very ripe, fading acidity. Advanced. 2010 - Sauzet Puligny 1er cru, Referts - Premoxed. Fed up. Really fed up. [cry.g...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 13th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2477

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

I love trocken/GGs. They constitute 95% of my Riesling breakdown.
by Subu Ramachandran
June 13th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7334

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

I always scratch my head when I read "this is typical Chambolle or Gevrey" because I don´t know what typical is since the styles of winemaking are so different from one producer to the other. I also think that the terroir theories are part of a romantic and good sounding story and sometimes even no...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 12th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707418

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 4:22 pm
A couple bottles of 16 J. Carillon Referts.
Good snag. Chambers? Was tempted, but am way over the budget!
by Subu Ramachandran
June 12th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 2348

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

YLee wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 11:15 am
YLee wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 10:48 am
Picked up 4x 2016 for $27 in NYC.
Looking forward to trying this vintage out.
Nice grab from Morrell. I picked up only 2. Silly me introspective!
So you are the one that took the others. I was wondering why my cart quantity changed. Ha!
Lol!!
by Subu Ramachandran
June 11th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707418

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 3:51 pm
15 Mugneret gibourg vr
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by Subu Ramachandran
June 11th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 2348

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

YLee wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 10:48 am
Picked up 4x 2016 for $27 in NYC.
Looking forward to trying this vintage out.
Nice grab from Morrell. I picked up only 2. Silly me introspective!
by Subu Ramachandran
June 10th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7334

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

Clos de la Roche is great terroir. It is amazing that a producer as great as Rousseau has not over the years produced consistently top examples of this wine given how great the vineyard is for producers like Truchot, etc. Well said. For instance: Ponsot: Cdlr > Chambertin Rousseau: Chambertin > Cdl...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 10th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 7334

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

I always thought the concept of terroir was bullshit anyway. Well, on this you are wrong. But the tug of war between terroir, wine growing/making, vintage, and other factors, is real, and always present. You can disagree with my opinion, and I can disagree with yours. But objectively “wrong”? Seems...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 10th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9298

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

After an inventory re-check this weekend... D'Angerville Mugneret-Gibourg Hudelot-Noellat Fourrier Barthod PYCM Dauvissat Duroche J-M Millot Ramonet Not much of a change in 2 years. Hudelot-Noellat Mugneret-Gibourg D'Angerville J-M Millot Jouan Ramonet Bruno Clavelier Chevillon Ponsot Barthod Ponso...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 9th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9298

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

After an inventory re-check this weekend... D'Angerville Mugneret-Gibourg Hudelot-Noellat Fourrier Barthod PYCM Dauvissat Duroche J-M Millot Ramonet Not much of a change in 2 years. Hudelot-Noellat Mugneret-Gibourg D'Angerville J-M Millot Jouan Ramonet Bruno Clavelier Chevillon Ponsot Barthod Nice ...
by Subu Ramachandran
June 9th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9298

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

Subu Ramachandran wrote:
March 26th, 2018, 5:33 am
After an inventory re-check this weekend...
D'Angerville
Mugneret-Gibourg
Hudelot-Noellat
Fourrier
Barthod
PYCM
Dauvissat
Duroche
J-M Millot
Ramonet
Not much of a change in 2 years.

Hudelot-Noellat
Mugneret-Gibourg
D'Angerville
J-M Millot
Jouan
Ramonet
Bruno Clavelier
Chevillon
Ponsot
Barthod
by Subu Ramachandran
June 1st, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: TN: 2002 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

Faryan Amir-Ghassem¡ wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 7:15 am
Awesome photo Ramon! H-N is one of my favorite Burg producers, but I agree completely bananas pricing nowadays.
Faryan, its still a relative value compared to other producers who's prices have soared to insane levels. I love his Chambolle village, such a remarkable wine.
by Subu Ramachandran
May 31st, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12327
Views: 467521

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Jouan Bourgogne. Phew what a wine, super delicious.
by Subu Ramachandran
May 31st, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3791

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

I put in for low end bids on some, got BAGELED.

Checked to see the price they went for, they averaged 20%-50% over retail! [wow.gif]
by Subu Ramachandran
May 31st, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BEST Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux producers (for the money)
Replies: 85
Views: 9063

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

blush friends, My favorite producers for ECh and GE : -JM MILLOT -LAMARCHE -Robert Sirugue (Grands Echezeaux only but undervalued. Even the 2O11 was sublime) -Vicomte liger Belair : brilliant ECHEZEAUX -GRIVOT and ARNOUX/LACHAUX : ECHEZEAUX only (with young MATHILDE and Charles resp. at the helm gr...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 31st, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12327
Views: 467521

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 5:45 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 9:08 pm
2018 Keller von der fels - Is there a better QPR out there?

As far as whites, this is certainly top of the QPR list! Had it last week with some pan seared blue crab cakes. Delish.
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by Subu Ramachandran
May 31st, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707418

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 7:25 am
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 9:06 pm
2010 La Tache
2010 MG Clos Vougeot
2016 Millot GE
2010 Ponsot CldR VV
2014 Mugnier Amoureuses
2012 d'Angerville Taillepieds
Thought you were keeping your powder dry! [wow.gif]
To quote Oscar Wilde, "I can resist anything except temptation."
by Subu Ramachandran
May 30th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707418

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Sh@n A wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Subu Ramachandran wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 9:06 pm
2010 La Tache
2010 MG Clos Vougeot
2016 Millot GE
2010 Ponsot CldR VV
2014 Mugnier Amoureuses
2012 d'Angerville Taillepieds
waiting for invite to social distancing night at Subus! champagne.gif
Def bud, will send an invite for sometime in 2040!!
by Subu Ramachandran
May 30th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12327
Views: 467521

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Keller von der fels - Is there a better QPR out there?
by Subu Ramachandran
May 30th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14433
Views: 707418

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2010 La Tache
2010 MG Clos Vougeot
2016 Millot GE
2010 Ponsot CldR VV
2014 Mugnier Amoureuses
2012 d'Angerville Taillepieds
by Subu Ramachandran
May 30th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Burg Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: Large Burg Houses

Of the other big houses, I find the reds of Jadot to be the most muscular, the wines of Bouchard to be rich and plump, and the wines of Drouhin to be the most elegant. They all can make excellent wines. Well said I concur. I prefer Bouchard for whites and Drouhin for reds. They are the best of Mais...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 30th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Marc Millot wines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: Jean Marc Millot wines?

One of the hidden gems of CdN. Style is destemmed, gentler hand, infusion vs extraction, little new oak. As Johan mentioned, they are pure wines with finesse, and they age very well. A 2000 Clos Vougeot is a candidate for WOTY for me.
by Subu Ramachandran
May 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12327
Views: 467521

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1969 Corton and 2015 Ramonet St Aubin En Remilly.
by Subu Ramachandran
May 25th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 12951

Re: 2019 German Riesling

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 5:23 pm
He was making comparisons with 1976 and 2003.
Ouch. I wonder if producers in cooler regions of Saar did better.

Nonetheless, Im happy backfilling on 2017s and 2016s.
by Subu Ramachandran
May 23rd, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 102
Views: 7382

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

Does anyone have experience with Zwiesel Air Sense, the one with the bulb in the middle?
by Subu Ramachandran
May 21st, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An article on Cédric Bouchard...
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: An article on Cédric Bouchard...

My answer to your second question leads on from the first: Cédric's Champagne evolve much more like still wines than most Champagne . A lot of the radical transformation that happens in most Champagne is related to Maillard-like reactions between sugars from dosage and amino acids from sur lattes a...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 20th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, May 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, May 2020

Great notes Sarah. Produttori didn't make any single crus in 2010, perhaps the single crus in other vintages might be accessible earlier.

Glad to see Bereche improve with age. That's the thing I don't do with champagne, but ought to.
by Subu Ramachandran
May 20th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An article on Cédric Bouchard...
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: An article on Cédric Bouchard...

Great writeup William. Enjoyed reading it. Top 5 champagne producer for me!
by Subu Ramachandran
May 18th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13399

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

The market doesn't agree either, but Meadows tastes a much greater range of wines than anyone of us here so who knows? Just as much as his 2011 rating the fact that he rated 2012 and 2014 as sort of ho-hum average vintages surprised me a bit. The 12 is an excellent vintage especially at the top. Th...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Bianco, Centennial Mountain
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Bianco, Centennial Mountain

12.0% abv. Pale straw, expressive aromatics. The flavor profile is very similar to Aeris' Etna Bianco Superiore - saline stone and sharp citrus - but the wine seems somehow friendlier, less challenging and more accessible than its Italian sibling. Complex, distinctive, and very tasty. A great first...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 18th, 2020, 10:27 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

Oh my William, this is opening up the proverbial can of nematodes! You had better hope none of those Burgundian farmers have a shotgun handy when you start poking around taking pix of the vineyards. You are indeed a courageous fellow. I definitely also notice vast differences in vineyards just casu...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 17th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Few TNs: Beaucastel, Digioia Royer
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: Few TNs: Beaucastel, Digioia Royer

2016 Digioia Royer Haut Cote de Nuits Earthy, rustic, structured , not exactly what I’m looking for at this level but enjoyable enough. Michael, that was exactly my impression as well. Not my style of wine as well, used it for making Coq Au Vin! Is it just me or is this Digioia Royer starting to so...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 17th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 101
Views: 5392

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

My latest red burg vintage rankings based on recent drinking, with approximate stratification within tiers: I didn’t include 18 because I haven’t really had any yet. Note that the last 3 releases have all been within the top 7 vintages, it’s been a good run. Top tier: 2010 (best current and long te...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 17th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Few TNs: Beaucastel, Digioia Royer
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: Few TNs: Beaucastel, Digioia Royer

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 8:52 pm
2016 Digioia Royer Haut Cote de Nuits

Earthy, rustic, structured, not exactly what I’m looking for at this level but enjoyable enough.
Michael, that was exactly my impression as well. Not my style of wine as well, used it for making Coq Au Vin!
by Subu Ramachandran
May 17th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot wines without Laurent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Ponsot wines without Laurent?

Jasper glad you are share your thoughts in this forum. That's exciting to hear, only if we can find the wines and it doesn't cost the earth! I came across this in his website: "As you know, I am resistant to the use of new oak barrels whose addition of an "oak" taste is for me like the addition of n...
by Subu Ramachandran
May 16th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Grands-Echezeaux Dinner + 1996 Salon / 2000 Krug
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: TN: Grands-Echezeaux Dinner + 1996 Salon / 2000 Krug

Paul, Lovely notes. Nothing surprising about JM Millot. Truly an incredible producer. I need to check out Nicholas Potel's wines, if a 2003 has such a great showing, it tells something about the quality of the producer or maison in this case. Little word of warning - I have had very mixed experienc...

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