I'd say I taste more German Spätburgunder than almost anyone else on this forum. There are some very, very good producers and many of the others are now learning that extraction, oak, and alcohol are not what Pinot Noir is all about. So lots of hope for the future.
At the low-end of prices, there can be some remarkable-value negociant Pinot Noirs from the likes of J. L. Wolf and Valckenberg (˜$12-15 in the U.S.).
A step above, there are also very good values from some of the best producers.
But at the upper end, it becomes tougher. Fürst and Huber right now are my top two (with a good number not far behind), and they straddle top premier cru/grand cru for Burgundy. Although their prices may seem high for non-Burgundy Pinot Noir, compared to Burgundy, the prices are just (although smart buyers can still find very good values from Burgundy from less familiar names and appellations). But not screaming values.
I heard a couple of people I didn't know comparing the white 16s favourably with the, by implication, overly rich 2015s. I haven't tasted the 15s for a year but my recollection is that that they had the acid to balance the richness. Or will we come to regard 2015 as overrated?
Well, truth and justice are different beasts, albeit quite closely connected. One of my bons mots, trotted out (as I grow older) more frequently than is wise, is "There is no such thing as justice, only lawyers".
It is one of my abiding regrets that the politicisation of so many walks of life since 1997 has replaced justice, but not truth, with outcomes that produce a result which is perceived to be politically desirable, and/or which will satisfy the baying of the mob (in the guise, often, of the Daily Mail or the Guardian). Certainly this is far too frequently the case in our courts of law.
Whether there is or not the search for it is the task of the performer. Something I think only applies to music that is fully notated, but I could be wrong.While it's a lovely notion, is there really true truth in music, I wonder? Or is that type of truth (the beauty type) in danger of polluting other, more factual/axiom-based, truths? My head is spinning!
Claude, of course you taste many more German reds than I do, but I'm grateful for someone else with whom to share the sniggers (which go both ways). As someone who no longer gets to dine at the top table where Burgundy is concerned, the middle ground has so much to offer.
I say "red", not merely Spätburgunder. There's even very good Syrah in Southern Baden. Perhaps the "Pinot" issue has been dealt with, except for the die-hards. Onwards with the Rhône's grape. LOL
You miss the point, Phil. Those miscarriages (and they were grave, don't misunderstand me) do not detract from the endeavour within a courtroom to arrive at the truth. The distortion, suppression, or invention of evidence by witnesses or enforcement agencies should be exposed in a trial, but that does not always happen, despite, not because of, the genuine endeavours of those charged with the trial process.The Hillsborough cover up and the convictions of the Birmingham 6 and Guildlford 4 are just a handful of politically motivated miscarriages of justice that occurred before the glorious revolution of 1997. But this is not the place to talk political claptrap, as you know.
I'm not sure I'm understanding you, Tom, but if I am, you are saying there can be no truth for jazz or other improvisational music?Whether there is or not the search for it is the task of the performer. Something I think only applies to music that is fully notated, but I could be wrong.
Not at all, Claude, just that the performer in those areas is not entrusted with realising a document as precisely as possible in every way, which of course involves an understanding of much which is not notated.
How do you view original instruments in this?Not at all, Claude, just that the performer in those areas is not entrusted with realising a document as precisely as possible in every way, which of course involves an understanding of much which is not notated.
[QUOTE="Mark Crann, post: 81223, member: 79". But everyone is (usually) trying to get to the truth once court proceedings are under way.