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Thursday, 21 August 2014

September news from Prizelius, Brand Partners and Just Brands


2012 Emile Chandesais Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, slight honey and floral note nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity and light tropical note palate, easy going. 85

2012 Château de la Greffiere Mâcon La Roche Vineuse
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, some faint citrus, light minerality on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, little bit sharp around the edges. 85

2012 Marimar Marimar Estate Acero Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Light lemons, melons and peach note on the nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, fairly elegant, rounded and smooth, good length. 88

2009 Marimar Marimar Estate La Masia Don Miguel Chardonnay
Pale golden. Butter, popcorn, peach and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, creamy, light tropical sweetness in the finish, butter scotch finish, good length. 89

2012 Vincent Fleith Riesling Steinweg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical and peach nose, light minerality underneath on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, leaner, fresh, minerals backbone, slightly bitter finish, bit yeasty. 85

2013 William Fevre Petit Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Light apples and citrus nose, some floral notes and light minerality on the nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, mouthwatering, easy but fresh. 84

2013 William Fevre Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, lemons, some minerals, cool sea front nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, citrus and green apples, good length. 86

2013 Feudo di Santa Tresa Capoccio Grillo-Zibibbo
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, floral, light smoky minerals nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, quite lively, fresh finish. 85

2013 Yvon Mau Colombard Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Light and fruity nose, light peach note. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, straight forward, quite refreshing. 81

2012 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Grande Réserve
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity and floral nose. Subdued minerality, slightly herbal. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lively, towards crisp, fresh and lively finish, ripe lemons. 88

2012 William Fevre Domaine Chablis
(Magnum) Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerality and subdued citrus nose. Fresh acidity, richer, rounded, slightly creamy and some nuts on the palate, fresh. 86

Black Tower BIB
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity nose. Fresh, some apples, fruity, very easy going. 76

2012 Genot-Boulanger Beaune La Lulunne
Ruby. Intense, fruity, deeper forest berries nose. Ever so slightly reductive, give it air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, slightly creamy texture, fairly smooth. 86

2011 Castello di San Sano Chianti Classico
Ruby. Red berries, some anise,s lightly scented nose. Some darker berries behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit firmer texture but fruit to back it, fresh. 86

2013 Cesari Valpolicella Classico
Deep ruby. Plums, some coffee and light herbal note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, easy going. 83

2012 Cesari Mara Ripasso
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe and jammy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, sweetish and fruity, bit hollow vanilla finish. 83

2007 Cesari Il Bosco Amarone
Deep ruby, thin garnet rim. Rich nose, plums, blackberries, coffee and dark chocolate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and rich, sweeter, heavy and fruity, big but has some freshness, the 15,5 alcohol is more integrated than in most, still warm finish. 88

2012 Oscar Quevedo Oscar's BIB
Towards opaque. Rich, fruity, ripe nose, dark berries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, easy going, structured finish. 81


2011 Oscar Quevedo Claudia's Red
Deep ruby. Rich nose, dark berries, some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner palate, fresh. 82

2013 Torres Sangre de Toro
Ruby with purple hue. Fruity and easy going nose, some liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe and smooth tannins, fresh and fruity. 82

2012 Torres Coronas BIB
Ruby. Little bit herbal, fruity, dark berries. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh. 82

2011 Torres Celeste
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, anise, blueberries and plums nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, rounded, rich and ripe, bit vanilla finish, more rounded. 86

2011 Torres Salmos
Ruby. Rich, red and darker berries nose, ripe fruits, vanilla and alcohol high note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rich, bit sweet, good length. 86

2012 Patrice Méry Domaine des Treilles Côtes du Rhône
Ruby with thin pink rim. Rich, ripe and alcoholic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, sweet. 82

2013 Yvon Mau Merlot
Ruby. Light fruity and berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light and fruity. 77

2011 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes
Pale ruby. Red berries, some vanilla, cool fruit nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit lean, fresh, red berries, slight unripe note, fresh. 87

2013 Paul Jaboulet Syrah
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity nose, dark berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and sweet. 78

2013 Mauro Molino Barbera d'Alba
Deep ruby. Fruity, dark berries, ripe nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively finish. 82

2010 Mauro Molino Barolo
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented, ripe red berries, anise, slightly showing alcohol on the nose, fairly transparent. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, detailed, good length. 88

2013 Feudo di Santa Tresa Capoccia Nero d'Avola-Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity nose, some bell peppers, bit heavy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, sweetish finish. 83

2013 Gonzales Byass Finca Constantcia Temperanillo Parcela 23
Deep ruby. Fruity, some plums and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity. 81

2009 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby. Rich nose, anise, blueberries, scented, bit warmer nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, richer for Riscal, 14%, little bit heavy, lacks the usual freshness. 87

2012 Gaja Sito Moresco
Ruby. Scented, liquorice, ripe, dark berries, cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively, some vanilla, sweet notes, fresh finish. 89

2008 Gaja Barolo Dagromis
Ruby, garnet rim. Anise, nettles, plums, liquorice, little bit cooked nose, warm. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, rich, ripe, fresher palate, long. 90

2009 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis
Deep ruby. Red berries, anise, slight herbal note, plums, vanilla and blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, ripe, dark berries, long. Bit warm finish. 89

2012 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari
Ruby. Rich, fruity, vanilla, dark fruits and berries, some anise, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity palate, ripe, dark berries, anise, long. 91







2010 Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin, 98 Yquem, Egon Müller, JJ Prüm and more


2009 Vilmart Grand Cellier d'Or Brut Premier Cru
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, subdued nose. Fresh and towards high acidity, elegant mousse, lovely balance, elegant if a bit lean, lacks complexity, good length. 89

2012 Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Chardonnay Classic Beaujolais
Pale lemon yellow. Rich, fruity, peach, yeast nose. Freshish acidity, rounded, rich, fruity, bit easy going and hollow mid palate, warm alcohol, bit unbalanced, good length. 84

2013 Terras Gauda Rias Baixas
Corked

2011 Amphibolite Nature Muscat Sevre et Maine
Towards lemon yellow. Burnt crust, flinty minerals. Fresh acidity, lean and smoky, lean and thin. 82


2007 Château Olivier
Towards lemon yellow. Youthful still, gooseberries, grapefruit, smoky minerals nose.
Fresh acidity, leaner, fresh and lively, surprisingly lean still, not much ageing since last bottle, unfortunately my last one, lovely. 91

2012 Künstler Herrnberg Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some grapefruit, slightly hollow nose, marzipan. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, slightly hollow, but inexpensive wine, fresh finish. 86

2012 Kühling-Guillot Pettenthal Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Cooler nose, apples, , grapefruit, minerals,


2004 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, delicate, citrus, slight grapefruit note, youthful. Fresh acidity, elegant, lovely balance, fresh and mouthwatering, lovely Kabinett. 89

2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Green and fresh apples, lemons, minerals, detailed nose even if one can't say the nuances. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, elegant, some grapefruit, fresh finish. 88

2011 Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, seamless nose, layered. Fresh acidity, lively, detailed, nuanced, refined, elegant, lovely balance, what it lacks in complexity it makes up with in refinement and pure balance. Stunning Kabinett. 90


2010 Armand Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Started out with some darker berries, black berries with more intense red berries, with air, floral, even purer red berries, incredibly flirting and detailed, quite intense. Highly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, detailed, elegant, nuanced, flirting, lots of red berries with a faint herbal note in the corner making it fresher, long. 93-94

1998 Château d'Yquem
Served blind. Golden with slight amber hue. Rich, honey, dried apricots, not to telling nose, rich but closed. Fresh acidity, rich, fruity, sweet, ripe, maturing, maybe even mature, lively and playful, bit sugary, some caramel and creme brulée, lively and long finish. 93

2001 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese**
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, cool mineral nose, subdued nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, truly elegant now, youthfull and fresh, Madagaskar vanilla, and it's only aromas, it's not from cask, long finish. 91

2005 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese #9
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, cool tropical fruits, slight spicy note, superb nose, detailed and nuanced. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, delicate, detailed, tropical, nuanced, superb palate, long and playful. 94























01 and 08 Rauzan-Ségla


2008 Château Rauzan-Ségla
Ruby. Dark fruits, scented, floral, spices, slight bell pepper note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and elegant, nuanced, delicate, bit herbal far back, long. 91

2001 Château Rauzan-Ségla
Ruby with thin garnet rim. Scented, cassis, figs, leather and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and elegant, nuanced, detailed, lovely now, drinking beautifully. Long. 93

09 Marquis d'Alesme and 05 Marquis de Terme


2009 Château Marquis d'Alesme
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, rounded, fresh and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded and refreshing, could be longer. 90

2005 Château Marquis de Terme
Ruby. Fruity, cassis and tobacco nose, anise, spices and slight floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded texture, long. 92

Four 2012's from Patrice Rion


2012 Patrice Rion Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Terres Blanches blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed nose, floral. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively palate, elegant and crispat the same time, fruity finish, long. 91

2012 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Bright ruby. Elegant nose, fresh and nuanced if not that complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounder texture, fresh and elegant, good length. 87

2012 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras
Bright ruby. Red berries, vanilla, scented and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, detailed and fresh, good length. 89

2012 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, rounded and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and rounded, elegant, fruity, quite textured finish, somewhat firm, long. 92

Two Meursault's from Roulot

2012 Roulot Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity nose., not that complex. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh palate but a bit easy going. 86

2012 Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Clos des Bouchères
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lime, minerals, floral and more detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively palate, fairly elegant, could be longer. 89

Two from Pascal Prunier-Bonheur

2012 Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Saint-Romain La Combe Bazin blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flinty, some vanilla on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity and rounded for Saint-Romain, could be livelier. 87

2012 Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Pommard Les Trois Follots
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, spicy and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and good length. 89

Eight from Burgundy

2008 Morey Blanc Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre
Pale ruby. Red berries, just a little fig note, elegant nose. Fresh acidity,r ipe tannins, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, elegant, detailed, long. 89

2012 Laroze de Drouhin Nuits-Saint-Georges La Charmotte
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity and slightly floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded for NSg, fresh, good length. 88

2012 Emilie Geantet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cherbaudes
Bright ruby. Scented, elegant, forest berries nose, flirting. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, some vanilla up front but never oaky, fruity and fresh, good length. 89

2012 Laleure-Piot Pernand-Vergelesses
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, fruity and rounded, good length. 86

2007 Pierre Morey Meursault Les Terres Blanches
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flint, lemons, vanilla, smokey, seems youthful. Fresh acidity, fruity, slight tropical note, fresh. 88

2012 Matrot Meursault
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, slight tropical note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and rounded, fresh, good length. 86

2012 Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, fruity, orange blossoms nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, almost a creamy note and texture, good length. 89

2010 Laleure-Piot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, scented, some citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, crisp, fresh and elegant, citrus finish, long. 92

Six times Grand Cru from Albert Mann


2013 Albert Mann Riealing Grand Cru Schlossberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, detailed, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and detailed, nuanced and long. 93

2013 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg L'Epicentre
Pale golden. Apples, citrus, detailed nose, peach and floral notes. Fresh acidity, elegant and detailed palate, nuanced and delicate yet intense, very long. 94

2012 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, detailed, floral, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, detailed, nuanced and long. 91

2012 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, detailed and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, detailed, together, fine and long. 92

2010 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, detailed, fruity, bit richer, long. 92

2010 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed nose, bit shut. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity and lively, elegant and detailed, long. 93

Sunday, 10 August 2014

01 Koehler-Ruprecht Eiswein


2001 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Eiswein
Golden with amber hue. Fairly intense nose, apricots, overripe apples, oxidized pineapples, Samos honey and a slight sweet floral note on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded but lively, lacks the funky notes of the producer, fresh and leaner candied lemons finish, long. 93

06 Rion Echezeaux, 07 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard, 86 Lynch Bages, 88 Montrose, 93 LMHB and even more


2008 Marchesi de Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Camp Gros
Ruby. Rounded nose, scented, fruity, rich, tar and some roses, light alcohol note on top. Fresh and high acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich if leaner palate, fruity, bit alcoholic all the way, sweet dark berries finish, liquorice. 90

1986 Château Lynch Bages
Served blind. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, cool nose, slightly exotic, some tobacco and cedar, leather, cassis, some more youthful aromas, other more developed ones. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins starting to polish off, slightly rustic structure, long if lean finish. 90


1993 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Served blind. Ruby, garnet rim. Some cassis, leather, bit rustic, some coffee, bit alcohol on top. Leather, and spices, rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, bit hollow but fairly fresh drinking. 87

1988 Château Montrose
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Excellent cork and fill. Scented, bright red fruits, quite elegant fruit, detailed nose, more youthful and detailed than any bottles of this I've tasted. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cool and fresh fruit, minerals, not the most complex but very fresh. Lovely. 91

2006 Daniel Rion Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Fresh red berries and somewhat scented, spices, fruity, cool fruit, elegant nose, fairly refined but youthful. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, bit structured, oak is more integrated than in the former bottles, starting to come together nicely. Still a little bit rustic. 92


2011 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Very apples and light tropical fruit, some minerals, focused nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples and pears, fruity, bit lean finish, good length. 88

2011 Egon Müller Wiltinger braune Kupp Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow green. Apples, lime, cool fruits, fresh and lively, youthful nose. Fresh acidity, mouthwatering, lively, fruity, detailed, not the most complex but lively and crisp, clean, long. 90

1978 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling QbA
Bright amber. Oxidized nose, some apples and pears, fresh acidity, drying, lean, not holding up anymore, and shouldn't thinking of the level if not the vineyard.


2006 Markus Molitor Weissburgunder trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, bit rich, some peach and apricots. Fresh acidity, fruity, bit unbalanced, somewhat warm. 85

2007 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, quite refined and detailed, very light butter and popcorn note, slight floral note, somewhat rich but still towards cool. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, detailed, elegant and lively, nuanced, fairly mature fruit, but still cool, lively and fresh, long. 93

2009 Château La Tour Blanche
Pale golden. Peach, tropical, fruity, quite intense, vanilla, pears, apricots, nuanced. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded and fresh, rich palate, quite intense palate, needs a bit of time to come together, long. 92



















Four 2012's from Etienne Sauzet


2012 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, concentrated and somewhat deeper nose for the vintage. Fresh acidity, rounded and fuller palate for vintage and commune, fruity with minerals backbone, just a little short. 88

2012 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, nuanced, delicate, spices, citrus and gool Granny Smith apples. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded and fresh palate, lively and long, quite mouthwatering. 93

2012 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, nuanced, elegant, fresh and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh palate, rounded and fuller body, maybe not quite as refined as Perrières, long. 93

2012 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ-Canet
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, citrus, apples, minerals, elegant and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, leaner, focused, fresh and detailed palate, elegant and long, stretching it to 94

05 Molitor, 08 Branaire-Ducru and 96 Clos du Marquis


2005 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Auslese** Feinherb Edition 4
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, orange flowers, bit exotix and fuller nose, more subdued minerals beneath on the nose, very slight petroleum note lurking far back. Fresh acidity, fuller and rounded palate and body, fresh and lively, long. 92

2008 Château Branaire-Ducru
Ruby. Leaner cassis and some vanilla nose, starting leather. Lacks the fragrant "opulence" it used to have. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fresh, flirting, still seductive palate, still a favourite Branaire. 91

1996 Clos du Marquis
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, plums, anise, evolving nose, cassis and figs, bit more youthful than last bottle a year back or so. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and detailed, lively and elegant, really lovely, less evolved all over than last bottle, more together. Long. 93

Two from von Winning

2013 Von Winning Riesling Paradiesgarten
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, citrus, grapefruit nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, lively, citrus, more rounded than last bottle. 89

2012 Von Winning Riesling Ungeheuer GG
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, citrus, grapefruit, more detailed nose, slight orange flower note. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, lively, citrus, rounded and long. 91

Two Borgogno Barolo's and one Chablis

2012 Domaine Vrignaud Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, leaner, fresh, bit easy going, good length. 84

2004 Borgogno Barolo
Bright ruby. Liquorice, red berries, tar and roses nose, bit straight forward, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, fruity, juicy, long. 91

1996 Borgogno Barolo Riserva
Bright ruby, brick rim. Red berries, anise, tar and roses nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, lively, bit lean finish, long. 91

3 2012's from Rossignol-Trapet including Chambertin and Latricières

2012 Rossignol-Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle
Pale ruby. Elegant and fresh nose, red berries, nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh, good length. 89

2012 Rossignol-Trapet Latricières-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Floral, elegant, red berries, detailed nose. Fresha cidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and refreshing, detailed finish, long. 92

2012 Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin
Bright ruby. Floral, red berries, nuanced, youthful nose, needs air to open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded texture and body, fresh and detailed, long finish, beautiful, maybe the best Chambertin I've tasted from this producer. 94

04 Lanson Gold Label and 11 Bouchard Chassagne

2004 Lanson Gold Label
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, fruity nose with seafront minerality, brioche. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, crisp and fresh, fairly detailed but a bit short. 80

2011 Bouchard Père et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, vanilla and butter nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively palate, somewhat leaner for the vintage, bit more focused. But also somewhat creamy, good length. 89

Two from Carl Loewen

2012 Carl Loewen Maximin Herrenberg Riesling Alte Reben trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus and floral nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, citrus, rounded, good length. 89

2012 Carl Loewen Erste Lage 1896
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals and orange blossoms nose, more concentrated. Light tropical notes. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, rounded and detailed palate, fresh and long. 91

Friday, 1 August 2014

Mostly 2010's from Thenard including Montrachet and Grands Echezeaux

2011 Domaine Thenard Givry 1er Cru Clos du Cellier aux Moines blanc
Pale lemon yellow. apples, wax, orange blossoms nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, bit waxy, good length. 87

2010 Domaine Thenard Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, vanilla and citrus, a bit secretive nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, fruity and citrus, elegant, crisp and detailed, long citrus finish. 94

2010 Domaine Thenard Givry 1er Cru Celliers aux Moines rouge
Pale ruby. Easy nose, some spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and fresh. 85

2010 Domaine Thenard Givry 1er Cru Bois Chevaux rouge
Very pale ruby. Lean and herbal nose. Fresh acidity, few tannins, simple if fresh palate. 82

2010 Domaine Thenard Givry 1er Cru Clos Saint Pierre rouge
Bright pale ruby. Light and fruity, same goes for the palate, easy and fresh. 84

2010 Domaine Thenard Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile de Vergelesses
Pale ruby. Fresh and easy going nose, bit more fruit on the palate, fairly easy going. 85

2010 Domaine Thenard Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru
Bright ruby. Red berries, subdued minerals beneath, bit tight and seems straightforward. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, failry lively, fruity, not too complex for the vineyard, but feels pure. 89

2010 Domaine Thenard Grands Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Light nose of red berries, slightly scented nose, again easy going for vintage and vineyard. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and quite elegant. It will not impress everybody, but it's quite long actually. 92


Five from Drouhin-Laroze

2012 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Fruity, scented, some vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh but a bit easy going. 87

2012 Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Au Closeau
Bright ruby. Closed nose, some red berries and herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity, quite intense palate, good length. 89

2012 Drouhin-Laroze Chapelle-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Fruity, intense, fuller, scented, jasmin nose, charming. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, richer, fresh and lively, quite intense, long. 91

2012 Drouhin-Laroze Clos de Vougeot
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, fruity, intense nose, not giving to much right now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich, structured, lively and quite intense, long. 92-93

2012 Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Bèze
Bright ruby. Scented, dark berries, floral, detailed, anise touch, brighter than the above. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh, quite textured, typical of the vineyard, could be more refined, long. 93-94

3 times Dampt 2012

2012 Sebastien Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slight floral note nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, lively, rounded for Chablis, fresh finish. 89

2012 Daniel Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Lechet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some plaster, elegant and cooler fruit nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and elegant, playful, bit rounded palate, long. 90

2012 Daniel Dampt Chablis Grand Cru Bougros
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flinty, orange blossoms nose, slightly scented. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, elegant and fairly fruity, still delicate and fairly detailed, long. 93

2012 G de Guiraud

2012 G de Guiraud
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals and slight flinty note on the nose. Fresh acidity, bit more rounded than last bottle, fruity, lemons and apples, dry yet some tropical notes. 88

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wine DVD


Excellent 3 DVD on the wine world from BBC. Made around 2008 it follows different aspects of the wine industry. I would start watching disc 3, following two South-African wine producers struggling to get into the catalogue of big supermarkets and how some wine competitions work and their importance for upcoming producers. Then I would look at disc 1 following BBR in London through Bordeaux Primeurs and Burgundy, seeing some of the similarities and differences in how these regions work and how this old establishment of BBR works. On disc 2 we follow Château Margaux for a year, interesting in itself. You can get it on play.com at least.

2014 Intronisation to the Hospitalier de Pomerol at Château Gazin

It was and is a great honour and pleasure to be invited into the Hospitaliers de Pomerol. I was invited by Château Gazin who also hosted the event and I was fortunate enough to stay at Gazin for the weekend, a great pleasure. I arrived late Friday night and Ines de Bailliencourt welcomed me with a lovely light evening meal and a very welcoming glass of 1999 Château Gazin after the flight down from Oslo. On Saturday I took a small trip to Saint-Emilion to have a look in some wine shops before lunch at Gazin with duck, wild asparagus and no less than 2006, 2005 and again 1999 Gazin for lunch. Excellent! I took the bottle of 2005 and a glass with me into the vineyards after lunch, as there is always a special feeling to drink the wine in the vineyard where it was made, this one nine years earlier.


In the afternoon temperatures reached 34 degrees C and Ines and I jumped in the pool (no pictures) to cool down before the festivitas begun. The rest of the Bailliencourt family arrived as well before the ceremony at the church of Pomerol. We arrived back at Gazin for the ceremony and dinner. A black suit and Norwegian blood is not the best combination at these temperatures and a cloak on top it's fair to say it was hot. But with the diploma and a glass of chilled Champagne in hand the ventilation system started working. Below the wines during dinner.


2009 Château Moulinet
Ruby. Scented, dark berries and fairly nuanced nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, elegant and detailed, bit edgy finish. 88

2009 Château Feytit-Clinet
Deep ruby, ruby rim. Vanilla, wood, spices, coffee and some dark fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, woody, slightly dry, richer behind, trying to hard. 87


2009 Château Lafleur Saint-Jean
Deep ruby. Intense, chocolate, plums, dark berries and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit woody in the back, but seems to handle it, long. 90

2009 Château La Fleur-Petrus
Ruby. Scented, layered, little bit woody up front, behind layeres of dark fruits, rich and intense yet nuanced nose, floral notes and fine tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and refreshing, bit woody still but fruit to handle, rich but never warm, it's showing more details than before, long. 94


2006 Château Haut-Ferrand
Ruby. Leaner nose, starting figs, some plums, easier nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit leaner, slightly dry finish. 87

2006 Château Le Bon Pasteur
Ruby. Spicy, vanilla, dark fruits, slight coffee note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, bit woody and spicy, pure fruit behind it, red berries, bit drying to be picky. 89


2006 Château Certan de May
Ruby. Bit closed nose at first, light spicy note, floral, dark berries, scented, not the most up front right now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, elegant, delicate, fruity, nuanced, lovely texture, refined and long. 92

2006 Château La Conseillante
Deep ruby. Dark berries, detailed, nuanced, intense, layered and complex nose. Scented, floral notes in the back. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and refreshing, mouthwatering, maybe not refined just yet but getting there, very long. Superb '06. 95


2005 Château Mazeyres
Ruby. Scented, red and darker berries, fairly detailed, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity, palate lacks a bit of the flirting nose, easy to drink. 88

2005 Clos René
Ruby. Scented, red and darker berries, fairly nuanced nose, quite lovely. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, softer texture and structure, detailed, elegant if a bit lean, good length. 89


2005 Château Clinet
Ruby. Lovely nose, layered, complex, detailed, a little richer, nuanced, darker fruits and tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, detailed, elegant and ever so slightly warm far back to be picky, long. 93

2005 Vieux Château Certan
Ruby. Layered, complex, more depth, dark fruits, tobacco, exotic, detailed and nuanced, scented, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and refined, still very youthful, almost verging on raw even after half an hour in the glass, very long. This is for the long haul. 96


2000 Château Grange Neuve
Corked.

2000 Château Moulinet-Lassarre
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Figs, plums, mature and easy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean and easy going but fresh. 85


2000 Château Bellegrave
Ruby. Scented, easy going nose, quite elegant, dark berries and tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and rounded texture, elegant but a bit short. 86

2000 Château Beauregard
Ruby. Spicy, plums, blueberries and tobacco, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, elegant and refreshing, long. 92


2000 Clos du Clocher
Deep ruby. Spicy dark fruits, woody, increasingly woody with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresher and fuller palate, bit tannic, long. Not quite sure how this will develop. 91

2000 Château du Domaine de L'Eglise
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, light exotic note nose. Fresh acidity, softer tannins and structure, bit drying, good length. 88


2000 Château La Cabanne
Ruby, garnet rim. Very scented, tobacco, leather, bit ripe and slight alcohol note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, tobacco and dark chocolate, druing a bit. 87

1999 Château Gazin
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, tobacco, slight figs and more blueberries, just a little bit fresher than last bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, nuanced, exotic, plums and blueberries, fruity, elegant if slightly rustic, bit tannic finish. Long. 92