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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

My twin Pauly Bergweiler WS Auslese

1979 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese;
Lemon yellow, some petroleum, apples, pears, lemon, pure, nicely developed and still youthfull touch, perfect balance, very elegant, beautifull length, a great bottle. 93

05 Grans TA Auslese

2005 Grans-Fassian Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Auslese;
Bright lemon yellow, fresh, lemon, apricots, apples, complex and secretive. Very refreshing, pure youth, a bit closed, very elegant and well balanced, great length. 92

09 Lieser GG

2009 Schloss Lieser Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling GG;
Pale lemon yellow, very elegant, lemon, slate, very pure, pears, apple peal, great acidity and focus. Pure, balanced and elegant, minutes of aftertaste, very young of course, will be interesting to follw, I think great future. 92

Lieser LNH Spätlese

2009 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, very elegant, lemons, apples, fresh fruit and very pure, perfect balance, refreshing and lively, lean body, long length. 88

Lieser BJS Spätlese

2009 Schloss Lieser Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, pure with some red berries, peras, apricots, apples and a bit fatter than LNH, perfect balance, very elegant and elegant acidity that cleans perfectly, long length. 89

Lieser lange goldkapsel

2009 Schloss Lieser, Niederberg Helden Auslese Lange Goldkapsel;
Pale lemon yellow, honney, botrytis, raisins, elegant, nuts, very complex, almost tokaji like nose, sweet, great balance, very pure and elegant, long finish. 92

Schloss Lieser dream wine!

2009 Schloss Lieser, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Lange Goldkapsel Auction wine;
Pale lemon yellow. Very pure, some botrytis, apples, lemon, orange, apricots and jasmin. Fantastic purity, intense fruit, fantastic balance, an exceptional beauty, fantastic length. Wow! 97

Very rare indeed! Only 54 bottles, 66 demis and 3 magnums! A treasure if you're lucky!

08 Robert Weil EG

2008 Robert Weil, Kiedricher Gräfenberg EG;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, citrus, great acidity, pure, elegant and powerfull, complex, very long finish, intense and great balance, refreshing. 90

Weil Kabinett 09

2009 Robert Weil Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, almost watery, closed, touch og citrus and apples, lovely balance, very elegant and pure, long finish. 87

09 Weil Spätlese

2009 Robert Weil Kiedrich Klosterberg Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, yeast, lemon, touch of red berries, perfect balance, so fresh and lively, very pure and elegant, some tropical notes and long finish. 91

09 Weil, Auslese

2009 Robert Weil, Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese;
Pale lemon yellow, floral, pure, lemon, minerals, apples, perfect balance, beautifull acidity, very complex, exceptional length, redcurrants and raspberries, touch of tropical and pineapples. 93

Weil 05

2005 Robert Weil Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, pears, touch of yeast, some minerals and flowers, starting petroleum touch, great balance, seductive, not too complex, good length. 87

75 Schloss Johannisberg

1975 Schloss Johannisberg Rotlack Kabinett;
Golden, A/B level fill, some petroleum, pear peal, orange, nuts and minerals. Lively acidity, very mineralic punch, lean style, yet beautifully elegant, complex, lemons and a very long finish. The asbottle at Zum Krug. 91

89 Vollrads

1989 Schloss Vollrads, Riesling Spätlese Rosagold;
Lemon yellow, petroleum, pears, yellow fruits, a touch of minerals, tulips, good acidity, lean body, not that complex, some more intensity, surprisingly dry, good length. Vollrads seems to outperform any other underachiever in Rheingau by the length of time they underachieve. And they seems to still be very good at it...... 86

1971 Kloster Eberbach

1971 Kloster Eberbach, Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg, Riesling Spätlese;
Golden, petroleum, yellow plums, pear and apples, slightly perfumed. Good acidity, balanced, elegant, quite pure, refined, a lovely mature riesling, not the most complex, but so long and beautifully wrapped. 92

09 Gelblack trocken

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Gelblack Trocken;
Pale lemon yellow, lots of apples, some minerals, touch of apricots. Good acidity, beautifull balance, elegant, long finish. 84

09 Rotlack trocken

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Rotlack Trocken;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, touch of pears, minerals, yellow plums, very elegant, crisp, great balance, pure, focused, very good length. 87

Two Silberlack's

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack EG;
(fassprobe) Some yeast still showing, apples, touch of yellow fruits, roses and floral notes, some sweet highnotes, or should I say ripe, very balanced, great acidity, fresh, long length and a touch of bitter apple peal at the end. 91-93

2008 Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack EG;
Pale lemon yellow, ripe apples, touch of tropical fruits, yellow plums, minerals, even touch of plaster. Very good acidity, pure, elegant, complex, extremelly long length. 91

Johannisberg Gelblack Feinherb

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Gelblack Feinherb;
Pale lemon yellow, yellow fruits, apples, elegant and clean feel. Good balance, fresh and lively acidity, easy summer joy, good length. 85

Johannisberg Kabinett

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Rotlack Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, minerals, touch of yellow fruits, hint of strawberries. Great acidity, pure, very focused, great balance, very refreshing, elegant and long length. 88

09 Johannisberg Spätlese

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Grünlack Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, ripe apples, pears, minerals, perfection on the balance as the 07, great fruit, texture and intensity, playing very elegantly in the mouth, pure, fantastic length. One of my favorite spätleses, since the 2007 vintage, just a pure beauty. 92

09 Johannisberg Auslese

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Rosalack Auslese;
Light golden, touch of botrytis, apples, pears, roses and sweeter fruits. Gorgeous balance, so pure, great and playfull acidity, fantastic elegance and complexity, very long length. 93

08 Johannisberg Eiswein

2008 Schloss Johannisberg Blaulack Eiswein;
Golden, very intense, botrytis, chantrelles, honney, almonds, orange peel, tamatines, marmalade, toffee. Good acidity, even if not that high for eiswein, visquos, complex and very long finish. 93

09 Schloss Johannisberg TBA

2009 Schloss Johannisberg Goldlack TBA
(fassprobe) Golden, complex, honney, apricots, botrytis, orange and lemon, very pure. Tremendous acidity, even with this level of sweetness (244 g. rs/ 10,5 Acidity) the acidity makes love with the residual sugar and it's just heaven. So balanced, you almost get tears in your eyes of pure enjoyment and a never ending length. 96-98

1990 Clos Varoilles

1990 Domaine de Varoilles, Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Varoilles 1er Cru;
Bright ruby with brick rim, strawberries, touch of vanilla, slightly earthy notes, not too complex. Fresher palate than nose, feels younger, good acidity, pure, elegant, lots of strawberries, great balance, not too long, but fresh for it's age. 84

Beautifull Girardin

1998 Vincent Girardin, Charmes Chambertin Vielles Vignes;
Ruby with thin brick rim, almost leaps out of the glass, vanilla, red berries, cherries, leather, complex, perfumed, elegante jasmin, slightly spicy. Pure, perfect balance, perfect acidity, young feel, just starting to evolve slowly, very fresh and lively, so delicate and refreshing, very long length. 94

Hot Burgundy

2002 Lucien Le Moine, Vosne Romanée, Beaux Mont;
Dark ruby, served blind, this dark fruit and a lot of vanilla aromas did not get any of us to Burgundy at all. Eucalyptus, plums, blacberries, spices, I had a zinfandelish feel, but without the alcohol, blended with a elegant syrah. It was chocking to find out that this was a Vosne...... 84 for the wine, not as a Burgundy.

Monday, 30 August 2010

06 Projectos Riesling

2006 Niepoort Projectos Riesling;
Served blind, this pale lemon yellow wine was a tough nut to crack. Medium minus acidity, some honney and melon, yellow plums, nearly cero riesling aromas, very different from other bottles I've tasted that was very pure and apply, well balanced, long finish, eleagne more than complex. As a riesling, a complete failure...... 60, as a wine, for enjoyment. 84

86 Latour

1986 Château Latour;
Bright ruby, cedar, cigars, blackcurrants, fresh plums, touch of red and darker berries, leather of best type, very elegant, open and showing for a Latour. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly more evolved than Mouton and Lafite, surprisingly elegant. Very complex. There was a discussion later on if the bottle had a tiny bit of cork, or at least some off aromas. Luckily my glass was emptied by then, but I could feel a slight touch after fifteen- twenty minutes in another glass. In my book anyway, it was stellar! 96

98 Mission HB

1998 Château La Mission Haut-Brion;
Ruby, blackcurrants, some floral notes, touch of terracotta, cigars, very elegant, complex and seductive. Beautifull texture, refreshing acidity, elegant, ripe, yet firm tannins, beautifull and youthfull, will evolve gracefully, wait another five to ten years. Very long finish. 95

98 Bahans

1998 Bahans Haut-Brion;
(2nd Haut-Brion) Deep ruby, opened up quickly in the glass, just a few minutes, very elegant, a touch floral, blackcurrants, beutifull mineralic terracotta feel, fresh acidity, beautifull tannins as backbone, elegant, complex and int, very good length, a beutifull second wine! 93

98 Beaucaillou

1998 Château Ducru Beaucaillou;
Deep ruby, elegant startin cedary and leather touch with blackcurrants and cigars in front. Great texture, ripe tannins and very elegant acidity, pure, refreshing, drinking well even if too young at the moment, keep at least five years before it starts to evolve more. 92

86 Dom. Chevalier

1986 Domaine de Chevalier;
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Elegant nose, served blind this flirter got me to St Julien, very seductive, blackcurrants and some darker berries, leather, cigars, not the typical earthy Pessac, very elegant and balanced, peaking soon, ripe tannins, fresh acidity, beautiful texture, long length. 93

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

99 DRC Echézeaux

1999 Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Echézeaux;
Deep ruby, garnet rim, deeper, spicy, complex, touch of herbs, touch of coffee and leather, strawberries behind. Floral, almost perfumed overtone. Good acidity, pure but somehow lacks in playfullness, slightly big, slightly sweet, great length, with a vanilla touch. Needs a lot of time still. 91 for now.

Corked Cuvee Constance

1997 Huet, Vouvray Cuvee Constance;
Corked!

97 Plantiers

1997 Plantiers du Haut-Brion;
(2nd Haut-Brion Blanc) Golden, deep nose somehow, kind of deep apricots, slightly burnt caramel, camphor and gravelly minerals. A bit tired, starting to oxidize, burnt rubber, drink while young! 68

97 Pessac blanc

1997 Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc;
Golden, lemon, orange marmalade, apples, elegant minerality and tulips, butter and nuts. Ok acidity, very lemon mineraly finish, not too intense, but good length. 84

07 Puligny

2007 Ramonet, Puligny Montrachet Les Enseigneres;
Paltraw yellow, very closed, touch of lemo, apple and minerals, more intence with air and needed a day to open fully. Almost shattering acidity and mouthfeel, but way more elegant than this sounds, pure minerality, great balance, fantastic length. Needs time. 92

97 Poogio Alle Mura

1997 Castello Banfi, Brunello di Montalcino, Poggio Alle Mura;
Ruby with garnet rim, thick, heavy, dusty, anis, some spices, more intense coffee with air. Soft texture, ok acidity, but tannins are really drying out in the finish, jammy and plums. Short. 60

Sunday, 22 August 2010

97 Casanova

1997 Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino, Tenuta Nuova;
Deep, brick rim with orange tint. Floral, leather, raspberries, some dust, coffee and herbal touch. Old, slightly tired texture, drying, mature tannins, some iodine, tannins like glue in the aftertaste. 77

97 Sassetti

1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino;
Deep ruby, garnet rim. Some leather, plums, cedar touch and mahogany. Good acidity, high of ripe tannins, sweet and sour cherries, very good balance except for tannins that seems to dry it up, long length. 85

97 Poggio Antico

1997 Poggio Antico, Brunello di Montalcino;
Deep ruby, garnet rim. Touch of vanilla, anis, blackberries and mahogany. Drying texture, good acidity, dusty and some cherries, plum stones, short length. Seems to go down quickly. 64

Saturday, 21 August 2010

1958 Rivesaltes

1958 Chateau Rombeau, Rivesaltes;
Brown, orange-amber-gold colour, yellow rim, fantastic colour. Dried apricots, spices, oxidative, caramel, toffee and nuts. Good acidity, intense, not too complex, but veru pleasing and elegant, playfull, gorgeous length. Refreshing. 92

Corked old Port

1963 Ferreira Vintage Port;
Gorgeous garnet, unfortunatelly slightly corked bottle....drinkable but not up to it's normal standard.

99 Comtes de Champagne Rosé

1999 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé;
Golden pink, small bubbles. Pure nose, apples, strawberries, minerals, autolyces, complex and intense. Good acidity, pure, more mature than expected, slightly bitter, apple peal, very stony, towards heavy minerality, intense mousse, yet elegant, very grapefruity and long length. 94

89 Corton Charlemagne

1989 Domaine Pavelot, Corton Charlemagne;
Towards deep golden, honney and some flowers, very closed, some orange peel. Good acidity, lots of "sharp" minerality, fresh texture, mature fruit, ok length. 82

02 Meursault

2002 Jean-Philippe Ficht, Meursault Le Tesson;
Golden, yellow fruits, touch of oxidation, honney, earthy notes behind. Good acidity, minerality, a bit hollow, elegant, nutty butter finish, good length. 87

Chave Blanc

1998 Chave Hermitage Blanc;
Golden, citrus, elegant minerality, touch of honney and yellow fruits, mature, ok acidity, very balanced, intense, almost oily texture, good length, slightly flabby finish. 84

Cambodian 67 Cantemerle

1967 Château Cantemerle;
Ruby, brick rim, leather, cigars, cassis, smokey minerality, intense, almost well hung game, hint of cedar, anis and floral, even raspberries with more air. Lean and some iodine on the palate, good acidity, very mature tannins, most of them gone, drying slightly. Reconditioned at the chateau. 85

Bougth in Cambodia!

Corked Belair

1983 Château Belair;
Corked

03 Latour Martillac

2003 Château Latour Martillac;
Ruby, garnet rim. Blackcurrants, perfumed, touch green and herbal. Good acidity, ripe tannins, balanced, elegant, but a bit short, refreshing. 85

Poor storage wines, all from Ideal Wine.

All wines bought from Ideal Wine. I have tasted some good ones from this source as well, but all of the ones benetah is ruined by bad storage. Not from Ideal Wine, but from their sources.

1975 Château Pavie
1978 Château Gazin
1978 Château Figeac
1975 Château Canon
1985 Henri Rebourseau Charmes-Chambertin
1986 Domaine du Chateau de Beaune, Le Corton
1988 Domaine Jaboulet Vercherre, Corton Bresandes;
1964 Camus Pere & Fils, Chambertin Special Reserve

Robert Weil

2006 Robert Weil, Kiedricher Gräfenberg, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, clean, fruity, apples, some minerals, pure but closed. Perfect balance, so pure flavours, fresh acidity, very elegant and complex, some lemon and apples, strawberries, but there is something more, harder to pinpoint. Great length. 93

08 Eiswein

2008 Dr.Hermann, Erdener Herrenberg, Riesling Eiswein;
Light lemon yellow, hint of botrytis, bisquits, apples, pineapples, peach, touch of honney. Racy acidity, pure, balanced, good length. 90

98 Bonnezeaux

1998 Chateau de Fesles, Bonnezeaux;
Golden, apricots, nuts, caramel, good acidity, smokey minerals, good length, but not too fresh.....72

Hailed Monbazillac by some

1996 Sirecule La Graviere, Cuvee Madaome, Monbazillac;
Amber, coated almonds, sweet, ok acidity, but not cleaning properly, plumpish, ok length. 73

1963 Vintage Port

1963 Ferreira Vintage;
Bright garnet, red berries, touch volatile, anis, raisins, alcohol shows too well. Good acidity, balance (except alcohol) lean body, refreshing, not the best bottle of this Port. 88

97 Costanti

1997 Conti Costanti, Brunello di Montalcino;
Ruby, cherries, anis, red berries, touch of vanilla, quite complex. Good body and acidity, elegant, balanced, ripe tannins, drink now while retaining some freshness. Ok length. 84

too old......

1997 Poggio Antico, Brunello di Montalcino ;
Ruby towards brick rim, dried fruits, touch of dust and leather. Ok minus acidity, to dry tannins, not fresh and likeable, unpleasant finish. 35

Mount Athos

2001 Metochi Chromista, Domaine of Monastery Agios Panteleimon, Mount Athos Agiorgitiko;
Ruby, touch of herbs, blueberries, some vanilla and plums. Good acidity, ripe tannins, quite elegant and complex, good balance and length, fresh, not much development for 9 years! 86

06 Zilliken

2006 Zilliken, Saarburger Rausch, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, touch of minerals, behind lots of apples and pear, even some citrus. Fresh acidity, fruity balance, either face or vintage, but slightly down at the moment, even after hours opened. 87

1988 Ferrari

1988 Giulio Ferrari, Riserva del Fondatore;
Tiny bubbles, wears of quickly, pale straw yellow. Elegant, slightly oxidized apples, minerals and flinty, lots of autolyces, crisp yet elegant acidity, not the most complex, but very long and elegant. 89

1969 Dom Perignon

1969 Dom Perignon;
Few bubbles, almost golden colour. Very mineral, some oxidized apples, pears, outstanding nose. Fresh and mature at the same time, lively acidity, tight, fantastic balance, but it's the aftertaste that really tells the story, increadible length, pure, just gorgeous. 94

1976 Comtes de Champagne

1976 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne;
Deep golden, few bubbles. Minerals, oxidized, apples, pears, intense, mature and beautifull. Fresh texture, elegant mousse, very fruity and ripe, yellow fruits. Elegant and long finish. 93

1966 Joh.Jos.Prüm

1966 Joh.Jos.Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling Feinste Auslese;
Golden, petroleum, orange peel, apple, minerals, slightly spicy, touch of floral, fantastic complexity, very pure and elegant, balanced, fresh acidity, good texture, long elegant finish. 92

Some sort of sweet wine.....

2006 Mellis "La Ganghija";
Golden, sweet, heavy nose, apricots, honney, sweet alcoholic touch, short, acidity doesn't clean...... 78

1952 Cappelano

1952 Cappelano Barolo;
Brick, watery rim, tar, roses, anis, slightly iodine, fresh acidity, blood, ripe tannins, some cherries behind, tiering. 84

1947 Super Barolo!

1947 Cappelano Super Barolo;
What a great name! Brick, towards orange rim, lots of sediments. Tar, roses, cherries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, light tannins, sour cherries, quite elegant texture for a Barolo, good length, elegant. 92

My second 58 Gaja Barolo Riserva

1958 Gaja Barolo Riserva;
Orange brick, so seductive, roses, tar, anis, so complex and subtle, pure, texture like the touch of the best leather, even some nuts. Intanse, in another meaning, not huge, but so many flavours just runs at you, gorgeous, pure, complex, great balance, fantastic length, multi faceted big time! 98

1958 Giacomo Conterno

1958 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo Riserva;
Brick with orange rim, tar, roses, touch of iron, slightly volatile, some leather. High acidity, few tannins left, elegant, needs air to open, very long length, but lacks complexity. 87

1955 Giacomo Conterno

1955 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva;
A level fill, light brick, broad orange rim, not much sediments. Coffee, tar, oil, caramel, dried fruits. Good tannins, great acidity, lots of fruit, complex, very intense, pure, elegant, could have been a bit longer, but who am I to complain...... 94

1971 Quintarelli Amarone Riserva di Casa

1971 Quintarelli Amarone, Riserva di Casa;
A level fill, bright ruby, thin orange rim, sweetish, cherries, spices, ripe red berries, almost touch of ale, again difficult to describe fully. Increadible acidity, pure, elegant, airy somehow, chocolate and mocca flashes over the tongue, some ripe tannins, clawing to the gums. What an extraordinary wine, airy like a great cake, intense as few, yet again light, almost fluffy, almost flying in the mouth, deffinitelly my best Amarone, by miles! 98

86 Quintarelli Recioto

1986 Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella Classico;
Ruby with thin brick rim. Some chocolate, sweet cherries, heavy fruit and elegant body, blackcurrants and blueberries. Fresh, pure, good acidity, complex, difficult to describe fully, could be more complex, but fantastic length. 89

Old Malaga

Andalucia Malaga 1928-1933;
Dark brown, thin gold-green rim, lots of sediments. Oxidized, nuts, raisins, fat, citrus and orange peel. Good acidity, very mature, still going strong, cooked fruit, a bit short length and not too complex pulls down. 82

Old Marsala

Cantina Florio 1840 Riserva Aci Marsala Superiore;
Brown, yellow green rim, lots of sediments. Coffee, oxidized, sweet, short and boring.

Second bottle: Brown with orange rim, charcoal, chocolate, caramel, ok acidity, not too complex, burnt taste, burnt nuts, a bit short length. 75

1970 Biondi Santi Riserva

1970 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva;
A level fill, bright ruby, thin orange rim. Cherries, lots of green tea, almost moldy. Thin, metallic, over mature, faulty storage? 60

75 Biondi Santi Riserva

1975 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva;
B level fill, ruby, thin orange rim, touch of cherries, leather, redcurrants, needs air to open, plums, very ripe. Pure acidity, ripe and high tannins, very elegant, fruity, very elegant, but I've had a better bottle. 92

1966 Quintarelli

1966 Quintarelli Amarone;
Brown with orange rim, A/B level fill. Coffee, somehow flowery, dried fruits. Dry, metallic, very tired. 67

Old Port

J.H.Andresen 1845-1945 Century Port;
Orange, lots of sediments. Sweet marsipan, honney, short alcoholic finish, I honestly did not get much out of this one......58

1962 Huet

1962 G.Huet, Vouvray Le Haut Lieu;
Light golden, lemons, apples, touch of minerals behind, not too complex, herbal. Very good acidity, fresh and livelly, elegant, ok finish, touch of oxidation. 84

1964 Bubbly

1964 Veuve Cliquot;
Golden, not many bubbles (could be the glass), pure, ripe yellow apples, almost towards sweet mouthfeel, good balance, short finish, fresh yes, but not too exciting and not the best length or complexity. 76

68 Fortia

1968 Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf du Pape;
Brick, A level fill, no sediments. Ripe, redcurrants, anis and cherries. Ok acidity, no tannins, tired but holding on. 68

82 Gruaud

1982 Château Gruaud Larose;
A level fill, less than 3mm below cork, bright ruby, thin brick rim. Seductive, blackcurrants, touch of floral notes, darker fruits, some vanilla, the very best tobacco and leather, anis, complex and extremelly elegant, pure St Julien at it's best, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, perfect balance, pure, very long endeed, beautifull balance and texture. 95

My father turning 60

99 Latricières-Chambertin

1999 Trapet Latricières-Chambertin;
Bright ruby, fantastic nose, complex, some pepper, spices, beautifull strawberries, extremelly elegant and noble, pure and just the perfect touch of floral above. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, could easily last a long time still, but it's also beautifull now, great balance and exceptional length. 96

My father turning 60

76 Dom P

1976 Dom Perignon;
Golden, small bubbles, excellent fill and cork. Oxidized apples, minerals, yeats and bread, butterscotch, touch of caramel. Beautifull mousse, elegant acidity, ripe fruit, some yellow plums, very elegant, perfect balance, really one of, if not the best mature DP I've had, fresh, livelly, complex, elegant, great length, has been stored since release (late 80's) in a cellar that is quite dry and 5 in winter and 18 degrees celcius in summer! 96

My father turning 60.

70 Schloss Johannisberg

1970 Schloss Johannisberg, Riesling Gelblack;
A level fill, light lemon yellow. Yellow, plums, elegant apply nose, touch of pears and apricots, very youthfull with only some petroleum showing, seems dry but with some sweetness of tropical and ripe fruit. Very good acidity, beautifull balance, complex, rounded and beautifully elegant, either at peak or getting there very soon, great length. 94

Friday, 13 August 2010

1950 Marchesi di barolo

1950 Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo;
Ruby with orange rim, A level fill, very good cork, reconditioned bottle? Coffee, dark chocolate, anis, fresh vanilla, minerals, elegant touch of floral notes far behind. Good acidity, good level of ripe tannins, still elegant, a bit lean body, long length. 88

My father turns 60, his vintage.

1950 G. Mascarello

1950 Guiseppe Mascarello, Barolo; (Castiglione Falletto)
A level fill, cork not too bad, Bright, very light garnet, think sort of redcurrant lemonade. Floral, tar, roses, some coffee and a touch of earth, good acidity, tannins almost gone, lean body but quite elegant fruit, way beyond expectations, , coffee and truffles in the finish, more fruity after ten minutes, held well for an hour. 90

My father turns 60, his vintage!

1970 Warre's

1970 Warre's, Tercentenary, Vintage Port;
Brick with golden hue, very intense, leaps out of the glass, some cherries and morellos, redcurrants, caramel and blackcurrants behind. High alcohol that unfortunatelly shines through and ruins a bit, behind it, elegant fruit, lean body and alcoholic finish. Even more alcohol the day after. 82 But on the fourth day, it gained a lot of body and complexity, more fruit, leather, all the alcohol seemed way more balanced. 88

My father turning 60, he was 20 at this vintage!

09 Weiser-Künstler

2009 Weiser-Künstler Enkircher Ellergrub, Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, some SO2, floral, apples, minerals and very intense.Lively acidity, kind of many small ones playing around, pear and touch of bitterness towards finish, elegant more than complex. 85

My father turning 60

80 Mouton

1980 Château Mouton Rothschild;
A level fill, cork almost soaked, bright ruby, thin brick rim. Leather, cedar, extremelly elegant and complex nose, blackcurrants, pure and almost perfumed. Fresh acidity, a bit lean and sour cherry fruit, tannins ripe, far better on the nose than in the mouth, but that nose is exceptional Pauillac, good length. 87

80 Lafite

1980 Château Lafite Rothschild;
A level fill, barely 6mm from the cork, and cork is mostly dry. Bright ruby with brick rim. Very elegant leather, touch of bell peppers, blackcurrants and blackcurrant leaf, a tone deeper than Mouton of same vintage. Better texture and mouthfeel than Mouton, but lacks the complexity and length, good acidity, tannins ripe and almost gone, some coffee in the finish. 85

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

4 d'Angerville's

2006 Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay Champans;
Bright ruby, pink hue, red berries, touch of vanilla, anis overtones, plums. Very good acidity, fresh mouthfeel, elegant texture, ripe tannins, long length. 88

2005 Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay Champans;
Corked

2004 Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay Champans;
Bright ruby, a whif of green and herbal, very closed, some red fruits, vanilla. Quite lively acidity, a bit thin, oak tannins show, not quite together, unfocused, is it the stage of maturity or the vintage? 83

2004 Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay Clos des Ducs;
Bright ruby, pink rim. Floral, jasmin, strawberries, slightly spicy. Fresh acidity, again tannic grip, starting to let go it seems, good fruit, still a bit on the lean side, needs time for the oak, slightly hollow finish. 85

Monday, 9 August 2010

1934 La Lagune


1934 Château La Lagune;
Top shoulder, B/C_C level, rubyish with broad brick rim and almost amber outer rim, soaked and tired cork. Wet wood, rubber, mahogany, coffee touch, motor oil, toffee, anis, caramel, burnt butter. Good texture and structure, fresh acidity, no tannins what so ever, touch of iodine, balanced, palate fresher and younger than nose, quite intense, very mineral finish, almost salty pretzels, touch of prunes far back. 87 Lasted twenty minutes before tiring quickly.

06 Latour

2006 Château Latour;
Bright ruby, closed, some vanilla, touch of cedar, blackcurrants, very elegant, almost perfumed, very clean and elegant fruit, very structured, massive texture with ripe tannins, complex, concentrated, needs 20 years. 94

66 Mondavi

1966 Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon;
(Demi!) Soaked cork, C level fill, deep garnet core, brick rim, a bit dull. Blackberries, a bit dusty, hint of coffeebeans, intense. A bit lean body, drying, not too complex, tannins kind of outside, hollow, good length tough. 75

88 Lynch Bages

1988 Château Lynch Bages;
Bright ruby, green paprika, blackcurrants, floral overtones, elegant Pauillac, seductive, some leather, and with more air, prunes. Fresh, slightly vegetal touch, very good acidity, ripe tannins, some herbal notes, very long finish. 89

1972 6 Puttonyos

1972 Oremus, Tokaji 6 Puttonyos;
Amber with golden hue. Caramel, botrytis, very mature, still feels fresh, minerals and almost salty, raisins. Absolutely fantastic balance, very refresing acidity, mouthwatering, almost of sweet grapes, but not cloying, kakes, muscat nuts, very long, but lacks a bit of complexity. 89

96 Yquem

1996 Chateau d'Yquem;
(Demi) Golden big time, lots of vanilla, barrique, marmalade, botrytis, heavy, almost smokey aromas, orange and orange peel, touch of minerals beneath. Big and heavy texture and feel, a bit bitter, ripe, acidity is not quite up there, honney, almost beery finish. 89 (uncertain storage, from Philipson wine, Denmark)

06 Icewine

2006 Jackson-Triggs, Okanagan Estate Riesling Icewine;
Pale golden, slightly flabby somehow on the nose, not too complex, peach and apricots, good acidity, refreshing in the mouth, good length. 82

90 Pajana

1990 Domenico Clerico, Barolo Pajana;
Deep ruby, very thin orange rim, tar, touch of roses, more of truffles, intense tobacco, anis, complex, showing development, but still some woody highnotes. The acidity is so fresh it's mindblowing, with a wall of ripe tannins you barely noice behind the acidity, coffe, but again some oak, truly fantastic fruit, slightly over done with oak. 90