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Monday, 27 September 2010

89 Hohe Domkirche

1989 Hohe Domkirche, Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese;
Pale golden colour, petroleum, pear, very elegant nose, apples, honney, pineapple and very ripe lemon. Very elegant even if tasting somewhat older than it is, great balance, intense and flavourfull, elegant acidity, cleaning well, every glass seems fresher, needs air, very long and super elegant finish. 91

05 Spätburgunder Brut, very nice!

2005 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler, Blanc de Noir, Wehlener Klosterberg Brut Spätburgunder;
Small bubbles, elegant straw yellow. Touch of yeast and pure fruit, apples, lemon and minerals. Elegant mousse, good acidity and balance, maturing nicely, very long finish. 88

JJ Prüm, WS, Spätlese

2004 Joh.Jos. Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, pears and apricots, peach, apples and just an overtone of petroleum. Very elegant and this crispy house acidity that is so balanced, complex, long length. 88

JJ Prüm GH Spätlese

2004 Joh.Jos.Prüm, Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, ripe apples, orange blossoms, minerals, pear, leamon, fresh as the air after a rainfall. Great balance, elegant and slightly apple bitter finish, good length. 87

04 JJ Prüm WS Kabinett

2004 Joh.Jos.Prüm, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, crisp, lemony, lots of apple, elegant nose. Nice minerality, complex, almost flinty, pear and apricots. Very elegant, great balance, perfect acidity, good length. 88

Thursday, 23 September 2010

03 d'Yquem

2003 Château d'Yquem;
Bright golden, vanilla, apricots, botrytis, pineapples. Good acidity, even if it could be much better to make the fruit sing as it should, very intense, complex, has what it needs except freshness of acidity, very long length. 90

03 Rieussec

2003 Château Rieussec;
Bright golden, pure apricots, marmalade and pineapples, slightly cloying, lacks acidity, does not clean enough, so very sweet and slightly bitter, ok length. Lacks freshness, even if the fruit is great. 83

01 Lafite Rothschild

2001 Château Lafite Rothschild;
Ruby, leather, blackcurrants, cigars, complex and very seductive. Extremelly elegant Pauillac, herbs, spices and some vanilla, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, pure and so elegant and balanced, fantastic texture, gorgeous finish and extreme length. Dear God! 95

04 Latour

2004 Château Latour;
Ruby, seductive cassis, cigars, leather, tobacco, gorgeous complex nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance and fantastic texture, more power than expected, but power with finesse and complexity, not overkill and simple. Gorgeous length. One of my best Latour's, and it opened up a lot with air. 95

01 Mouton Rothschild

2001 Château Mouton Rothschild;
Ruby, some vanilla and tobacco, layered, cedar and blackcurrants. Fantastic acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and superb purity and very mouthwatering. Huge change since my last bottle that was more tightknit, starting to open up more nicely, showing more typical Mouton style with layers and seductive notes. 94

04 Mouton Rothschild

2004 Château Mouton Rothschild;
Ruby, cassis, leather, bell peppers, vanilla, tobacco, very complex. Fresh acidity, good balance, nice texture, textbook Mouton, always open and layered it seems. Ripe tannins, velvety and intens, still it feels secretive, it has even more for the future with a very elegant thread of freshness throughout it and beautifull length. 93

04 Ch. Margaux

2004 Château Margaux;
Ruby, floral and intens of jasmin and violets, pure blackcurrants, some tobacco and extremely layered. Gorgeous texture, fantastic acidity, pure, elegant, superb mouthfeel, textbook elegance. And fantastic length. Pure joy to drink, wow! 94

04 Haut-Brion

2004 Château Haut-Brion;
Bright ruby, some tarracotta minerals, elegant blackcurrants, to complex to be easily defined and even tender feel to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, balanced, pure and long, very closed now, not quite giving away it's secrets. Fresh, youthfull and great length. 93

01 Montrose

2001 Château Montrose;
Deep ruby, closed, vanilla, darker fruits, coffee and leather with more air. Never opened up fully, fresh acidity, mouthwatering, high of ripe tannins, elegant and lively, good length. Falling apart after 30 minutes..... Isn't it to kind and caressing for a young Montrose? Next bottle needs to followed throughout an evening, or maybe for two days..... 91 first, 88 after.

Corked 04 Montrose

2004 Château Montrose;
Corked

02 Pontet Canet

2002 Château Pontet Canet;
Ruby, some red fruits, not very intens. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, slightly astringent texture, good balance, but lacks complexity..... 85

01 Comtesse de Lalande

2001 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande;
Bright ruby, touch of brick rim. Leather, anis, blackcurrants, complex, almost leaping out of the glass. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, very lively feel, elegant texture, pure and mouthwatering. Cedar and a touch of cigars and again that beautifull freshness, long length. 93

04 Comtesse de Lalande

2004 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande;
Bright ruby, pure elegance, cassis, touch of cedar and vanilla with some cigars and very pure fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly lean body but intensity and freshness of fruit carries it superbly, nice balance, very good length. I drink this chateaux wines way to seldom. 92

01 Pontet Canet

2001 Château Pontet Canet;
Bright ruby, garnet rim, anis, leather, cassis, starting maturation, and touch of plums. Very elegant, fresh and lively acidity, ripe tannins, great texture, has finesse, good anis and leather finish. Long. 90

04 Pontet Canet

2004 Château Pontet Canet;
Deep ruby, lots of coffee, anis and cassis and other sweetish fruits. Much more forward than the bottle last saturday, some vanilla and chocolate. Fresh acidity, elegant tannins, ripe, intens and balanced, long finish. 89

04 La Mission

2004 Château La Mission Haut-Brion;
Ruby, vanilla and terracotta with blueberries and cassis. Velvety texture, fresh acidity, very ripe tannins, pure elegance and balance and very pure fruit. Feels very lively, youthfull and fresh and extremelly well put together with a great length. A pleasure to taste. 93

Corked Haut Bailly

2001 Château Haut Bailly;
Corked, tried with plastic in the glass, it took away maybe as much as 90% of the cork aromas, but it was still there in the background even if there was remarkably better fruit. Still, it's not sufficient.

01 Dom. Chevalier

2001 Domaine de Chevalier;
Ruby, some minerals and terracotta, anis, vanilla and darker fruits, and a touch of leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and good balance, quite intense and very long. 89

04 Carmes HB

2004 Château Carmes Haut-Brion;
Ruby, slightly rustic nose, vanilla and oak over cassis and herbs. A bit lean body, good acidity, ripe tannins and some more astringent from wood, needs time to pull around, rustic style, ok length. 85

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

70 Graham's Vintage port

1970 Graham's Vintage Port;
Bright ruby, some sediments, pale rim. Dark fruits, plums and cherries, blackberries, spices and cinamon. Complex and intens. Fresh fruit, very elegant, mature port, a bit lean body, great length. Performs very well and seems to be at peak. 90

86 Echezeaux

1986 Mongeard Mugneret, Echezeaux;
Bright ruby, pale rim. Mushrooms, earthy, leafy with more air and a touch of strawberries far behind. Fresher and fresher with air, but was never shining. Good acidity, just a few tannins left and those are astringent, elegant otherwise if on the lean side, not too long. Prunes. 86

70 Baron Philippe

1970 Château Baron Philippe;
(Todays d'Armailha). C level fill, mid shoulder. Rubyish with brick rim and a lot of sediments. Woody, varnish, teak, dried fruits and dark chocolate. Cherries, plums, some metallic notes, coffee beans, prunes, leather touch. Good acidity, tannins gone, lean body, ok length. Earthy. Deffinitely on it's way down in this bottle. 84

1989 Torres Milmanda

1989 Torres, Milmanda, Penedes Chardonnay;
Golden, butter and nuts. Starting oxidation and quite flabby......

04 Pontet Canet

2004 Château Pontet Canet;
Ruby with pinkish rim. Touch of paprika, elegant cassis, some leather, coffeebeans and starting touch of cedar. Good acidity, ripe tannins, touch of anis, good balance and intensity. Too young, wait another five years. 88

1989 Norwegian Art Wine

1989 Château Haut La Pointe, Côte de Blaye, Norwegian art wine, Arne Ekeland;
Ruby with garnet rim, brownish hue. Coffee and anis, plums and metallic note. Lean body, medium acidity, tannins almost gone, good if lean. 69

1990 Norwegian Art Wine

1990 Château Destonnelles, Fronsac. Norwegian art wine, Nils Aas;
Garnet with brick rim. Some touch of leather, anis and prunes, not very intens. Lean body, sour, not very complex, some acidity and drying tannins. 70

03 Franc Lartigue

2003 Château Franc Lartigue;
Bright ruby, garnet rim, fresh nose of blackberries, chocolate and vanilla. Good acidity, ripe tannins, balanced, ok intensity, fruit and length. 84

05 Lascombe

2005 Château Lascombe;
Ruby, blackcurrants, a touch of chocolate and vanilla, very elegant nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, balanced, long and elegant. A bit raw at the moment wich it lost after two days open turning better into a better compostion. Wait at least five years to open. 91

03 Lynch Bages

2003 Château Lynch Bages;
Bright ruby, very fresh, starting cedar, pencil, blackcurrants, touch of herbs, bell peppers and spices. Complex and very elegant. Pure, and fresh acidity, ripe tannins, very balanced and a long length. Drink now to 2020. 92

75 Cantemerle

1975 Château Cantemerle;
B level fill, top shoulder, bright ruby, brick rim. Strawberries, with a touch of leather, fresher style of prunes, pure and mature. Elegant texture, fresh acidity, grat balance, ripe tannins, redcurrants and juicy feel, long length. 92

75 Clerc Milon

1975 Château Clerc Milon;
A level fill, bottom neck. Bright garnet, brick rim. Leather, cassis, some pencil, elegant nose, touch of anis and chocolate, pure if not quite Pauillac typical. Very elegant texture, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, good fruit first then a slight touch of metal. Good length. 91

62 Haut-Brion

1962 Château Haut-Brion;
B/C level fill, mid shoulder, cork was starting to dry. Brick, orange rim. Chocolate, caramel, prunes and deffinitely oxidation. Coffee and floral highnotes. Fresh acidity, tannins gone, slight maderisation, nutty, vanilla and blueberries, not typical, not optimal but enjoyable at first. 20 minutes later oxidating quickly. In the first 15 minutes, maybe a 87.

04, maturing Chassagne

2004 Domaine Michel Niellon, Chassagne Montrachet, Clos Saint-Jean 1er Cru;
Towards golden colour, nuts butter, minerals, intens nose, maturing fast it seems. Fresh acidity, balanced and ok complexity, at peak in my book, good length. 88

Sunday, 19 September 2010

75 Suduiraut

1975 Château Suduiraut;
A level fill, amber colour. Apricots, pineapples, mature aples, wine is perfectly mature. Complex, pure and elegant, nice acidic balanse, sweetness is starting to dry, perfect balance, good intensity, elegant and pure, touch of honney and raisins, very long finish indeed. 93

Strange 1948

1948 Scholl & Hillebrand, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Berncasteler;
(demi) Low sholder fill, cork in poor condition, dark golden, towards brown. Oxidized and nuts, thin and way too old. I wonder what it was, and which grape variety......

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

2001 Astralis

2001 Clarendon Hills, Astralis;
Deep ruby, red rim. Intense, sweet fruits, some white pepper, blackberries and dark plums, sweet anis, sweet tobacco and lots of overripe dark fruits. Good acidity actually, quite high when you think of it, maybe fresh even, very ripe tannins, and sweet mouthfeel, think elegant recioto with syrah spices. A very good wine, but to heavy and alcoholic for my taste, alcohol shows in the finish. 90ish

06 Volcanic Hill

2006 Diamond Creek, Volcanic Hill, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon;
Bright ruby, elegant nose, slightly sweet of anis over floral notes, violets to be more precise, cassis, blackberries, touch of tea, cigars, fine leather and deep notes of sweet tobacco. Fresh acidity, high and ripe tannins, great balance, very complex and such elegance, long nuanced length. 94

89 Suduiraut

1989 Château Suduiraut;
(Magnum) Golden, botrytis and apples, feels raw and brutal, something I tend to find in 89 Sauternes'. Fresh acidity, bitter touch, apricots, elegant and slightly rustic at the same time, not that normal seductive Suduiraut style, there is something I do not understand withe these wines in this vintage.... 88

03 d'Armailhac

2003 Château d'Armailhac;
(Magnum) Ruby with brick rim, touch of coffee, elegant Pauillac nose, bell peppers and blackcurrants. Nice acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and balanced, towards sweet plums, good length. 89

96 Phélan Ségur

1996 Château Phélan Ségur;
(Magnum) Bright ruby, brick rim. Very floral and slightly herbal, redcurrants and red berries, with air more blackcurrants. Good acidity and ripe tannins, a bit raw, something elegant underneath, needs time. 89

03 Cantemerle

2003 Château Cantemerle;
(Magnum) Ruby with garnet rim, leather, cigars some hints of herbs, blackcurrants. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, good balance and length. 88

03 Du Tertre

2003 Château Du Tertre;
(Magnum) Bright ruby, brick rim, cassis and elegant fruit, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, very elegant and long nice and elegant finish. Very nice and clean. 88

03 Branaire Ducru

2003 Château Branaire Ducru;
(Magnum) Ruby with brick rim, a touch of alcohol and still very sweet. Fragrant, acidic and lean feel, short finish. Will this one clean up as well as so many of the other 03's? This is back to how I have felt about the vintage. 83

88 Troplong Mondot

1988 Château Troplong Mondot;
(Magnum) Tragically slightly corked, underneath some beautifull fruit at a very interesting point of maturity.

02 Pontet Canet

2002 Château Pontet Canet;
(Magnum) Ruby with garnet rim, bell peppers, herbal and green notes, blackcurrant leafs, some vanilla, a touch raw. Good balance, a bit lean, elegant, even slightly different Pontet, feels more Pessacish and mineral than Pauillac. 89

98 Haut-Bailly

1998 Château Haut-Bailly;
(Magnum) Bright ruby, garnet rim. Some anis, cedar, cherries, blackcurrants, cigars and tobacco. Very complex and intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance and elegant texture, maturing nicely. Beautifull now, will develop further. 92

03 Giscours

2003 Château Giscours;
(Magnum) Ruby, brick rim. Lovely nose, cedar, plums, cherries, vanilla, very elegant and complex. Ok acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture an maturing nicely. I like it now. Good length. 90

09 Léoville Poyferré

2009 Château Léoville Poyferré;
Deep ruby, seductive and beautifull and typical. Fresh acidity, very elegant and ripe feel. Fruit driven, elegant for a 09, seems kind of purer in texture than most, almost like flying through the mouth. Great length. 91-93

09 Malartic Lagraviere Rouge

2009 Château Malartic Lagraviere;
Deep ruby, almost smoked minerality over deep dark berries. Stylish Pessac with fresh acidity, ripe tannins and almost smoky finish. 90-92

09 Marquis d'Alesme

2009 Château Marquis d'Alesme;
Deep ruby, lots of dark fruits and berries, floral and cigars, nicely balanced texture, good acidity, ripe tannins, and ballnced long finish. 91-93

09 Labegorce

2009 Château Labegorce;
Deep ruby, classical Margaux style, elegant, but maybe lacks a bit in complexity. Still fresh acidity, ripe tannins and good length. 90-92

09 Haut Bailly

2009 Château Haut Bailly;
Deep ruby, elegant, complex, touch of Pessac minerals, great fruit and balance, fresh acidity, seems layered, ripe tannins, very long length. Beautifull. 94-96

09 Phélan Ségur

2009 Château Phélan Ségur;
Deep ruby, fruitdriven, vanilla, tobacco and ceadr touch, great acidity, massive and ripe tannins, very long finish. 91-93

09 Talbot

2009 Château Talbot;
Deep ruby, elegant St-Julien, seductive and darker berries toether with cassis. Very elegant texture, super fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great length. 93-95

09 Haut Bages Liberal

2009 Château Haut Bages Liberal;
Deep ruby, think ripe Pauillac in style, ripe, but not sweet. Very elegant structure, fresh acidity and balance, slightly short though..... expected a little bit more.... 89-91

09 Ferriere

2009 Château Ferriere;
Deep ruby, great floral notes and pure fruit, very Margaux style, maybe one of the most commune typical I've tasted this vintage, nice acidity and ripe tannins with great balance and very elegant, long length. 91-93

09 Gazin

2009 Château Gazin;
Deep ruby, tobacco, almoste cedary touch, very complex and elegant nose, black- and blueberries, touch vanilla, great balance and elegant acidity, ripe tannins, long elegant finish. 92-94

09 Coutet

2009 Château Coutet;
Pale yellow, apricot bomb, with a touch of pineapples. Great acidity, superb balance, a bit on the lean side but very elegant, pure and great length. 93-95

09 La Clemence

2009 Château La Clemence;
Deep ruby, massive fruit, alcohol overtones and plump, clearly one of the overripe for the vintage..... 85-87

09 Destieux

2009 Château Destieux;
Deep ruby, intense, massive of very ripe fruits, blackberries and plums. Fine acidity, very ripe, sweetish and vanilla, long finish. Even if I'm not that happy with this style of wine in Bordeaux, its very good. 90-92

09 Clerc Milon

2009 Château Clerc Milon;
Deep ruby, a surprisingly tender nose for a 09, still classic Pauillac, great acidity, high of ripe tannins, great texture and balance, extremelly nice on the palate, a great Clerc Milon! 92-94

09 Chasse Spleen

2009 Château Chasse Spleen;
Deep ruby, massive nose of tobacco and blackberries, even floral and some spices. Fresh acidity, perfect balance, great texture, long length. 93

09 Camensac

2009 Château Camensac;
Deep ruby, dark fruits, tobacco and blackberries. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, elegant and fruitdriven, a bit short. 87-89

09 Cantemerle

2009 Château Cantemerle;
Deep ruby, elegant, pure and fruity, very nice acidity and tannins, very elegant, a bit short together with some of the astonishing lengths in some 09's..... 87-90

03 Beychevelle

2003 Château Beychevelle;
Ruby, elegant nose, some cassis, leather and touch of floral with underlying cigars. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance, plums and starting maturity. Another 03 drying up in the sweet fruit, getting more classical. Just a bit short length.... 88

09 Guiraud

2009 Château Guiraud;
Pale golden, gorgeous of pineapples and tropical fruits, botrytis, very complex and intense. Fresh and playfull acidity, great balance, melon, honney, and gorgeous finish. 95-97

09 la Gaffeliere

2009 Château Canon la Gaffeliere;
Deep ruby, intense of ripe dark fruits and berries, nice acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture and feel, long finish, another of the not so sweet St-Emilions. 92-94

09 Beychevelle

2009 Château Beychevelle;
Deep ruby, seductive St-Julien nose, lots of red berries, great balance, elegant, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh fruit, long finish. 90-92

09 d'Armailhac

2009 Château d'Armailhac;
Deep ruby, a superbly elegant Pauillac, very elegant fruit, still intense and complex, beautifull fruit, fresh acidity and length. One of the best from this estate. 93-95

09 Angelus

2009 Chateau Angelus;
Deep ruby, dark berries, vanilla, flirting and seductive St-Emilion. Elegant acidity, ripe tannins, very elegant texture and style. Not sweet as some in this vintage, superb length. 93-95

09 Grand Puy Lacoste

2009 Château Grand Puy Lacoste;
Deep ruby, very Pauillac, cassis, touch of bell peppers, very elegant acidity, high of ripe tannins, elegant and pleasant texture, superb finish. 92-94

09 Carmes HB

2009 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion;
Deep ruby, heavy nose of dark fruits, more elegant texture, very elegant fruit on the palate, fresh acidity, a touch rustic, barrel use is a little much it seems..... 88-90

1968 Biondi Santi Riserva

1968 Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva;
Bttl 00317. Brick with orange rim. Oysters and salty minerals, leather, redcurrants and touch of cherries. Floral and more and more complexity with air. Great acidity, ripe tannins, pure, elegant, great balance, fantastic length. Getting a bit lean in the finish. 93

1970 Biondi Santi Riserva

1970 Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva;
Bttl 13192. Garnet with broad orange rim. Dry, dusty, leather, stone from fruit, some mushrooms and slightly sour. Ok acidity, very ripe tannins, drink now, a bit short. 84

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

81 Biondi Santi Riserva

1981 Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva;
Bttl 0411. Bright ruby, brick rim. Leather, fine wood, so complex nose its toublesome to describe it fully, highnotes, low notes, layers of coffee, mushrooms, anis and more. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering, body a bit on the lean side, great freshness, pure, and great length. Enjoy it soon. 93

98 Biondi Santi Riserva

1998 Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva;
Bttl 3902. Bright ruby, garnet rim. Leather, redcurrants, cherries, even floral overtones, enormous complexity, very tight knit and secretive. Great acidity, high of ripe tannins, pure, elegant, slightly raw at the moment, great texture, needs probably 20 years, maybe more. 95

Loosen EP

2008 Dr.Loosen, Erdener Prälat, Riesling Auslese;
Pale lemon yellow, heavier style of apricots, pineapple, flinty minerals, complex and intense. Such elegance, great balance, nice texture, pure and very rich flavours, elegant body, great length. 93

93 Vega-Sicilia Valbuena

1993 Vega-Sicilia Valbuena;
Bright ruby, thin brick rim, lots of sediments. Mature nose, figs, prunes, leather, anis, cherries, sweet and sour feel over minerals. Very complex. Fresh acidity, mature tannins, almost gone, on the verge of being to old, stone fruity finish. Good balance, elegant and long finish. 91

08 Willi Haag BJS

2008 Willi Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, different nose, minerals towards crayfish, lemon, apples and herbal touch. Good acidity, very apply in the mouth, great balance and texture, good length and refreshing finish. 87

08 GH Kabinett

2008 Josef Bernard-Kieren, Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, a bit tight, some minerals, roses and jasmin. Fresh and apply, sweet berries, elegant and good texture, grips slightly, good length. 83

08 WS Kabinett

2008 Heribert Kerpen, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling Kabinett;
Watery yellw, refreshing nose of roses, apples, lime and minerals. Very fresh acidity, balanced, elegant and refreshing, a serious summer wine with good length. 82

ÜW Kabinett

2008 Dr F. Weins-Prüm, Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett;
Watery yellow, dep minerality, almost beeswax, plums and pear. Fresh and lively with a kind of rustic touch, slightly unripe apple bitterness, good balance and acidity, good length. 81

09 PG Spätlese

2009 Grans-Fassian, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon, lime, apples, minerals, so fresh and lively. Perfect balance, very fresh and mouthwatering acidity, cleans elegantly, very apply, long length. 90

Ryanair's "house wine"

Saile & Sabage, Connoisseur, Vin de Pays d'Oc, Chardonnay;
Pale yellow, green and apply, very simple nose. Ok acidity, slightly bitter, very short aftertaste, but the wine is of such pleasure that an even shorter aftertaste actually would be welcomed. Who makes this crap, and even worse, who decided to buy? 23

Grand Corbin, St-Emilion

2004 Château Grand Corbin;
Deep ruby, garnet rim. Tobacco, blueberries, some coffee and deeper notes. Very fresh and lively acidity, good structure and ripe tannins, nice texture, long length. 86

Friday, 3 September 2010

99 Dom Chevalier

1999 Domaine de Chevalier;
Deepish ruby, garnet rim. Anis, leather, blackberries and blackcurrants, touch og minerals and terracotta, even violets and flowers with more air.Good acidity, quite mouthwatering, complex, balanced, elegant, needed a bit of airing to open, ripe tannins, fresh, long length. 89

Dear God....

2004 Arlaud, Charmes Chambertin;
Ruby, garnet, towards brick rim. Stable, meat, almost metallic nose. Lean, ok acidity, maturing, some plump fruit, simple, ok length. Not first growth material at all, barely low premier cru.... 82

04 Leroy Vosne

2004 Domaine Leroy, Vosne Romanée;
Ruby, garnet rim and some sediments. Strawberries, vanilla, floral overtones, jasmin, roses, very complex. Fresh, lively acidity, very seductive, flirting, a joy to drink, complex and layered, fantastic length. 93

Meo, Clos de Vougeot

2004 Meo Camuzet, Clos de Vougeot;
Bright ruby, strawberries, vanilla and floral notes. Good structure, ripe fruit and tannins, elegant, good acidity very long. Day after, massive coffe aromas, bigger body, but not quite together somehow..... 88

04 Leroy Bourgogne Rouge

2004 Domaine Leroy, Bourgogne Rouge;
Bright ruby, such brightness of aromas, fantastic purity, strawberries and a touch of spice, earthy feel below, very fruity. Nice and fresh, herbal overtones, elegant, easy, nice balance and good length. 83

04 Montille

2004 Montille, Beaune Les Perrieres;
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Closed, some strawberries, floral, touch of roses and some vanilla. Good acidity, tannins not quite ripe, pure fruit, slightly hollow, woody finish. 84

Boring premier cru

2004 Domaine Arlaud, Morey-Saint-Denis, 1er Cru Les Ruchots;
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Meat and hung game, rustic and fur. Lean, fresh acidty, elegant tannins, ok finish, but not premier cru material....77

04 Musigny

2004 Mugnier, Musigny;
Bright ruby, garnet rim. More perfume, elegant nose, spicy, strawberries, peppery, some vanilla, very complex and tight knit. Good acidity, ripe tannins, very structured Pinot, grips, fantastic length. 92

02 BdM Corton Charlemagne

2002 Bonneau du Martray, Corton Charlemagne;
Lemon yellow, some honney, minerals and almost smokey, still very closed as it's been since release. Fresh, intense acidity, raw at the moment, complexity lurking beneath, needs a long time, will it ever open up? 92

Thursday, 2 September 2010

02 Schoffit SDGN

2002 Domaine Schoffit, Clos Saint-Theobald, Grand Cru Rangen, Tokaj Pinot Gris, SDGN;
Amber, nuts, raisins, caramel, com plex and very hard to describe. Fresh acidity, beautifull balance, tender, elegant and very pure, noble in a way, and not quite giving away it's secrets, slight alcohol touch when glasses gets warmer! Keep cool! 93

07 TA Auslese Goldkapsel

2007 Grans-Fassian, Trittenheimer Apotheke, Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel;
Pale golden, elegant, floral, citrus, minerals, tropical and botrytis. Very complex, pure, such balance between acidity and residual sugar, long and a fantastic mouthfeel. 95

Corked white

1987 Lopez di Heredia, Viña Tondonia; (white)
Corked, anyway, more interesting than outright good......

97 Biondi

1997 Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino;
Bttl 39543. The bright red colour of only Biondi. Leather, complex nose of redcurrants, straw- and raspberries, very intens, pure, some leather touch, but still very fruitdriven. High acidity, ripe tannins, great balance, a bit raw in it's youth, very different from other cooked 97 Brunello's of late, needs a lot of time! 91

00 BdM Corton Charlemagne

2000 Bonneau du Martray, Corton Charlemagne;
Pale lemon yellow, lime and flinty minerals, complex, vanilla, apples and spices. Fresh acidity, balanced and very elegant, almost buttery texture and some kind of salty overtones, great length. 91

90 Aldo Conterno Bussia

1990 Aldo Conterno, Barolo Bussia;
Bright ruby, brick rim, leather, plums, anis, more mature, perfumed an a touch volatile. High acidity, ripe tannins, huge structure, totally mouthdrying tannins, complex and intense, great length, more mature than the Cicala. 90

90 Aldo Conterno Bricco Bussia

1990 Aldo Conterno, Vigna Cicala Bricco Bussia;
Bright ruby, tar, roses, anis, leather, some cherries, complex. High acidity, a wall of ripe tannins, huge structure, still refined, intense and a very long length. 90

76 Guiraud

1976 Château Guiraud;
A level fill, deep golden with amber hue. Elegant, quite closed, apricots, vanilla, complex and hard to detect it's secrets. Good acidity, sweetish, on the palate however it could have been more complex, good balance and a very long length. 87

86 d'Yquem

1986 Château d'Yquem;
Deep golden, amber hue. Caramel, rubber and wellingtons. Good acidty, fresh acidity, caramel, apples, boring, a long finish, but without any distinct taste. Looking closer at the bottle (wine served blind) it seems it's had quite a leackage a few years back, so inproperly stored somehow, probably to warm. What a shame..... Still 85

90 Guiraud

1990 Château Guiraud;
Deep golden with amber hue. More alcohol, heavy, burnt and sweet, rubber. Slightly unballanced, acidity does not quite do the job, apricots and the lingering burnt sugar feel, very ripe apples and a good length. 83

83 Guiraud

1983 Château Guiraud;
A level fill, deep golden, with amber hue. Honney, petroleum, apples and very ripe pears, apricots. Quite sweet mouthfeel, than acidity cleans up perfectly, candid sugar, caramel, great length, but lacks a bit of purity in my book. 89

66 Montrose in magnum

1966 Château Montrose;
(Magnum) A level fill, ruby with thin brick rim. First, slightly off, wondering if it was a bit corked. Later on, leather, black- and redcurrants, anis and prunes. Good acidity, ripe tannins, some metal touch, still felt a bit off, but to good to ignore...... The day after, much more complex and elegant on the nose, all signs of off aromas or cork gone, more leather, prunes, coffee, much more nuanced and rich. More complexity, but the structure started to tire and the tannins seemed a bit dry. Still very drinkable and a good wine. 84

01 Musar

2001 Chateau Musar;
(Magnum) Bright ruby, elegant cherry and redcurrants, with some leather and spices. A tiny touch volatile, just to make it more fun, elegant tannins, high and mouthwatering acidity, great balance and good complexity, very elegant and pure. Musar is always better in magnums! 90

90 Pichon Baron

1989 Château Pichon Longueville Baron;
Ruby, garnet rim. Sweet plums, elegant cassis, cedar, fine leather, some spices. Good fruit, elegant acidity and tannins, pure, great balance, very elegant texture, long finish. 90

Corked 89 Lynch Bages

1989 Château Lynch Bages;
Corked, and what a shame, this is normally a beauty!

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1966 Pichon Comtesse

1966 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande;
A level fill, perfect cork, bright ruby, orange rim, cedar, touch of cigars, leather, blackcurrants and pencils. Fresh acidity, maturing tannins, fresh mouthfeel, complex, a bit lean body, lively, fresh cherries, great balance and a long length. 93

01 Château Sainte Anne

2001 Château Sainte Anne;
Bright ruby, chocolate and vegetal feel, lots of herbs. Ripe, not quite together it seems, ok finish. Today, bought by Château Latour and is now part of Les Forts..... I think they know what to do to enhance the quality. 78

96 Chalon Ségur

1996 Château Chalon Ségur;
Dark ruby, extremelly thin brick rim. Some coffee and herbs, complex, more heavy notes of smoked tea and floral highnotes with air over blackcurrants. Good acidity, very ripe tannins, almost gone! Very good, but a bit lean and a short length pulls down. 88

corked 82 Beychevelle

1982 Château Beychevelle;
Slightly corked......

85 Gloria

1985 Château Gloria;
A level fill, ruby with thin orange rim. Herbal, vegetal, more rustic nose, blackcurrant leafs. Good acidity, ripe tannins, elegant redcurrants and a touch of cherries and blackberries. More elegant palate than nose, very good length. 89

89 Las Cases

1989 Château Léoville Las Cases;
Bright ruby, elagant nose of leather, cassis, touch of floral notes, black- and blueberries. Good fruit, elegant tannins, very gentle textur, fruity body, fresh and lively, slightly lean body for 89, good length. Again I have had better bottles. 90

86 Léoville Barton

1986 Château Léoville Barton;
Ruby, ripe, leather, plums and a sweetish fruit touch, hint of anis. Complex, good acidity, ripe tannins, way more elegant on the palate than the nose, slightly more hollow mid palate than other bottles, very long length. I feel this is in a state now when it's very difficult to se where it's going and how mature it actually is. 89

1975 Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande

1975 Château Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande;
A level fill, pale, bright ruby, orange rim, lots of sediments. Redcurrants, stable, sour cherries, very old and mature aromas, still lively texture and feel and some fruit, elegant, good length, pure, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance and beautifull long length. 92

1949 Montrose

1949 Château Montrose;
B/C level fill if I remember correctly, ruby with garnet rim and extreme sediments. Leather, cassis, cigars, tobacco, very fine and complex, very intense, even some coffee. Very pure, elegant, resh acidity, ripe tannins, gorgeous texture body alength. Just a tiny metallic touch far back in the aftertaste. 95

88 Cos

1988 Château Cos d'Estournel;
Bright ruby, cedar, violets, cigar touch, pure, complex and gorgeous nose. Very elegant, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, great balance, refreshing and youthfull expression. Why can't Cos make this style of wine any more, this is such an elegant beauty! 94

Rare 78 La Passion Haut-Brion

1978 Château La Passion Haut-Brion;
A level fill, lots of sediments, dark brownish, dull with orange rim. Coffee, nuts, minerals, leather and some dried fruits. Ok acidity, old, lots of hardwood, tannins ripe but dry, very tired. Again I believ faulty storage. This was my first La Passion, but it has no likeness with other 78's tried, and it should not have been this tired. 75 (Even so, very drinkable indeed)

66 Haut-Brion

1966 Château Haut-Brion;
B-B/C level fill, cork almost loose in the bottle, bright ruby with orange rim. Smokey minerals, leather, prunes, coffe and a almost smokey feel. Good acidity, ripe tannins, slightly hollow, a bit short. Not a top bottle (storage) but still manages to have it's charm. 82

96 La Mission

1996 Château La Mission Haut-Brion;
Bright ruby, leather, touch of plums, cassis, minerals and Earl Grey tea. Good acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, mouthwatering, a bit lean for La Mission, slightly raw terracotta minerality, and good length. Is it the vintage, or just a face of it's life? Not showing as well as it should. Even so. 89

98 Dom Chevalier

1998 Domaine de Chevalier;
Bright ruby, slightly herbal, blackcurrants, some minerals and leather. Good acidity, not to complex, elegant and balanced and good length. Lacks a bit of the charm of the vintage, and it's easy going, and I have a feeling this is not a fully proper bottle, I have had better ones many times. 86

82 Palmer

1982 Château Palmer;
Bright ruby, orange rim. Coffee, plums, anis, cedar, elegant, complex and some floral notes. GReat acidity, fresh and elegant texture, pure and somehow lively, ripe tannins, a bit short and hollow. One very good wine, even if not optimal bottle. 89

78 Château Margaux

1978 Château Margaux;
right ruby, orange rim. Gorgeous, mature nose, floral, perfed, touch of anis, pure plums, very elegant, finest leather like Church's shoes. A bit lean, ripe tins, good acidity, very elegant finish, more flavours lingering at the end. Not the best 78 Margaux bottle, but a good one. 92

86 Rauzan-Gassies, badly stored bottle

1986 Château Rauzan-Gassies;
A level fill, ruby, slightly brick rim and orange hue, very mature, anis, starting plums and coffee, dry leather. Drying structure, ok acidity, tannins getting dry, short length. I would say badly stored bottle...... 80

86 Rauzan-Segla

1986 Château Rauzan-Segla;
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Fantastic nose, elegant, pure floral notes, complex, red berries, touch of fresh plums, redcurrants, floral, some spices. Good acidity, clean, elegant, could have a bit more body for the vintage, but beautifull and elegant texture, ripe tannins like snow, very good length. 91

86 Dom Chevalier Blanc

1986 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc;
Pale lemon yellow, elegant maturing nose. Very complex, flinty minerals, lime and touch of tropical. Some herbal hint and smokey, wet charcoal. Very good acidity, lots of grapefruit, intense, very pure, some rosebush, incredible length. Drink or keep another ten years. 95

06 Plantiers HB

2006 Les Plantiers Haut-Brion;
(2nd Haut-Brion Blanc) Pale lemon yellow, lime, flint, smokey, complex nose, touch of tropical fruits. Elegant acidity, great balance, very lemon mineraly finish, very good length. 91

Rare Champagne

2004 Roses de Femme, Rosé de Saigne, Brut Champagne;
Pale pink, small bubbles. Fruity, touch of minerals and yeast. Not too complex, slightly on the sweet fruit side, ok acidity, could have more mousse, some bittertones in the finish, very good length. Only 400 bottles made a year. 86

Beautifull Kabinett

2009 Dr Pauly Bergweiler Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, elegant minerals and a touch of red berries, lemon and hint of apricots. Very elegant and pure, fresh, long and great balance. This wine is made by grapes where 75% of the vines are from 1890 or older! 88

07 Erdener Prälat Auslese

2007 Peter Nicolay, Erdener Prälat Riesling Auslese;
Pale gold, very closed, some apples, botrytis, orange and pineapples. The balance is superb, very complex and later on intense, elegant and very long, fresh and lively. 93

97 Lay BA

1997 Peter Nicolay, Bernkasteler Lay Riesling BA;
Golden, some petroleum, elegant, sweet, and great balance. A bit closed on the nose, lemons, apples and minerals, orange marmalade and honney, long and lingering, great finish. 92

06 BA

2006 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler, Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling BA;
Golden, fresh, elegant, cinamon and apples, over minerals and citrus, canned pears, with a beautifull acidity and a great finish. Very well balanced and clean. 92

07 TBA

2007 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler, Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling TBA;
Golden, botrytis, apricots and minerals, pineapple, lemon, so complex, pure and extremely well balanced acidity that really cleans, playing with the residual sugar, a very long finish. Has all the fassetts riesling can play on. 95