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Visited Littorai in December and tasted through some 10-11 Chards and Pinots and I was wowed at the quality across the board. Great wines that compare very favorably to Burgundy for the price.
 
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I am also a big Littorai fan.

A certain poster introducted me to Casanova de Neri.

Anything by Realm or Relic qualifies.

I have had a few French wines, but I guess that is the next area of exploration for me.
 
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Visited Littorai in December and tasted through some 10-11 Chards and Pinots and I was wowed at the quality across the board. Great wines that compare very favorably to Burgundy for the price.


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is it really fair to drink a single winery, then compare it to an entire wine region with all kinds of different wines?


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We had one last night- 2003 Le Vieux Donjon CdP


I opened a mag of this at Thanksgiving, it was fantastic. Another family member asked my wife why I was hoarding that big bottle to myself!
 
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I have 4 bottles of it left. I had hoped to hold them for a while, but that's looking doubtful after last night.


Just one more sip.
 
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Visited Littorai in December and tasted through some 10-11 Chards and Pinots and I was wowed at the quality across the board. Great wines that compare very favorably to Burgundy for the price.


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is it really fair to drink a single winery, then compare it to an entire wine region with all kinds of different wines?
What I meant was the wines I’ve had from Littorai for $65-$80 compare very favorably to the wines I have had in that same price range from Burgundy. Not sure if that is fair, but it’s been my experience so far.
 
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Visited Littorai in December and tasted through some 10-11 Chards and Pinots and I was wowed at the quality across the board. Great wines that compare very favorably to Burgundy for the price.


curious

is it really fair to drink a single winery, then compare it to an entire wine region with all kinds of different wines?
What I meant was the wines I’ve had from Littorai for $65-$80 compare very favorably to the wines I have had in that same price range from Burgundy. Not sure if that is fair, but it’s been my experience so far.


i love littorai personally after being introduced by hippomon, but I can compare them with something like what henri gouges makes @ 50$. Ever try the house? they make some good fruit forward juice.


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We had one last night- 2003 Le Vieux Donjon CdP


I opened a mag of this at Thanksgiving, it was fantastic. Another family member asked my wife why I was hoarding that big bottle to myself!

I was quite surprised when I saw Board-O's post, as the first bottle I tried a couple of years ago was a hot mess. Now I'm intrigued since I never would have foreseen this approaching wow territory. Will be revisiting this wine soon!
 
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That's why I find young Rhones so hard to predict. They can seem really blah and then suddenly blossom.


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That's why I find young Rhones / and Burgundy so hard to predict. They can seem really blah and then suddenly blossom.


I think Parker is the finest in predicting Rhone.
 
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Agreed. Lousy at red Burgundy.


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1974 Heitz Martha's Vineyard. DOB wine and apparently a legendary Napa cap. I'd love to have a bottle of it for my 40th birthday in a couple years.
 
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