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Monday, 28 February 2011

05 Joh.Jos.Prüm GH Auslese

2005 Joh.Jos.Prüm, Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese;
Pale straw yellow, closed as always, then some apples, tropical, pineapple and minerals. Nice acidity, total balance, refreshing, pure, complex and very long finish. 95

05 Markus Molitor ZS

2005 Markus Molitor, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, apples and minerals, leaner and elegant style, playfull acidity, tropical and yellow fruits, nice balance and long finish. 88

07 Phillips Eckstein GD

2007 Phillips Eckstein, Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, wild strawberries, minerals and pineapples. Beautifull acidity, nice balance, long finish. Pleasant texture. 88

04 Max Ferd Richter Spätlese

2004 Max Ferd Richter, Mülheimer Helenenkloster, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, minerals and overripe yellow apples and yellow plums. Good acidity, tropical notes and minerals in the back, complex, very nice balance, long finish. 90

07 Kerpen WS

2007 Heribert Kerpen, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, closed, unripe apples, pears, minerals, lime. Lovely acidity and balance, elegant and nice long finish. 88

Dusemund Kabinett

2007 Walter Dusemund, Bernkasteler Kueser Kardinalsberg Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, minerals, green apples, lean body and slightly one dimentional. Ok balance, ok length. 81

05 Berncasteler Doctor

2005 Dr.Thanisch, Thanisch Erben, Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett;
Pale lemon yellow, some apples and mineral notes, very nice balance, carefull, secretive, tender somehow, is it lacking something or just closed? Good length. 87

Lovely 07 Weins-Prüm ÜW Kabinett

2007 Dr.Weins-Prüm, Ürziger Würzgarten, Riesling Kabinett;
Pale straw yellow, closed for the moment, some apples, lime and minerals, touch of yellow fruits. Very well balanced, elegant acidity, lovely Kabinett, long finish. 89

07 Schmidt Wagner

2007 Carl Schmidt Wagner, Longuischer Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese;
Pale lemon yellow, lots of roses and sweet yellow fruits, pineaaple and honney. Nice texture and balance, acidity could be a touch fresher, but nice, a bit short. 86

07 Ramonet Bienvenue Batard

2007 Ramonet Bienvenue Batard Montrachet;
Pale lemon yellow, closed, but some floral notes, lime, minerals, vanilla and spices, gorgeous nose. Fresh acidity, beautifull balance, elegant, extremely long, needs time in the cellar. 94

07 Ramonet PM Champ Canet

2007 Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet;
Pale lemon yellow, more woody and oaky, but also sharper minerality and leaner body. High acidity, refreshing, good length. 91

07 Ramonet CM Ruchottes

2007 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes;
Pale lemon yellow, a bit fatter style, more intense, vanilla, minerals, lime, apples and spices. Fresh acidity, yellow plums, fantastic balance, gorgeaous aftertaste. 94

06 Ramonet CM Vergers

2006 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers;
Pale lemon yellow, more open than the 07, lime, vanilla, spices, minerals. Fresh acidity, beautifull balance, acidity feels lower than the 07, very long finish. 91

07 Ramonet CM Vergers

2007 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers;
Pale lemon yellow, again more closed, minerals, vanilla, fresh fruits, fantastic acidity, beautifull balance, very long finish. Needs time in bottle or decanter. 92

07 Ramonet CM Morgeot

2007 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot;
Pale lemon yellow, lovely nose, opening up beautifully, nuts, apples, minerals, gives more than Boudriotte now, more expresive, but somehow lighter, soperb balance, very long finish. 92

07 Ramonet CM Boudriotte

2007 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Boudriotte;
Pale lemon yellow, even more nuts and minerals, fresh apples, more intense , fresh acidity, balanced, complex, very long finish. 91

07 Ramonet PM Enseignieres

2007 Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cr Les Enseignieres;
Pale lemon yellow, some nuts, apples, minerals, vanilla, and a very nice floral note. Young and closed at the moment, fresh acidity, nice balance, refreshing, long length. 90

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Ungrafted Champagne

(2006) Chartogne Taillet Les Barres Parcelle de Merfy Extra Brut;
Straw yellow, elegant bubbles. Very pure nose from this 100% Pinot Meunier on ungrafted vines. Average age is 60 years, non dosage wine. Very ripe gooseberries, touch of woody notes, like wet bark in the forest, very mineral, yellow apples, plaster and almost terracotta like minerality. Elegant mousse, perfectly balanced, elegant acidity, fresh and youthfull, not as sharp as most Extra Brut/ non dosage, creamy texture in the aftertaste, very long length. Only 1995 bottles made. 94

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Classic 96 Ferriere

1996 Château Ferriere;
Ruby, elegant nose, some vanilla, floral, leather, blackcurrants, some paprika, quite classic and quite seductive nose. Fresh acidity and mouthfeel, leaner style of fruit, makes it more focused and layered, again this lovely floral feel to it, good length. Bottle came directly from the Château. 89

86 Clos du Marquis, ruined by storage

1986 Clos du Marquis;
A level fill, ruby with brick rim. Wood, teak, dust, green paprika, dry, sour, clearly ruined by storage.

05 Monthelie

2005 Pierre Morey Monthelie;
Ruby, strawberryish and earthy, rustic feel to it, vanilla and spices from wood. Lean body, good acidity, slightly rustic tannins and bretty finish. 80

06 Chambolle

2006 Felettig, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Carrières;
Bright ruby, strawberries, anis and vanilla. Fresh acidity, slightly green and herby in the mouth, tannins a bit rought, good length. 84

Friday, 25 February 2011

06 Schwab ET Spätlese Feinherb

2006 Albert Scwab, Erdener Trepchen Riesling Spätlese Feinherb;
Pale lemon yellow, botrytis, sweet and tropcal on the nose, honney and candy. Good abalance, fresh acidity, a bit different style. 84

07 Kerpen WS Kabinett

2007 Heribert Kerpen, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett;
Pale straw yellow, very closed now, hint of apples and tropical fruit. A bit sweet for a Kabinett (62g rs) so the acidity is working to keep things fresh, at this stage not that complex, hope there is something underneath, but quite long finish. 84

07 Ca'Marcanda

2007 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari;
Ruby, leather, cassis, blackberries, vanilla, beautifull fruit, again a bit hard on the oak. Nice acidity, ripe tannins, good balance, long finish, wait five to ten years. 88

08 Sito Moresco

2008 Gaja Sito Moresco;
Ruby, elegant fruit, plums, cherries, leather and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, good balance, a bit much barrique showing now, good length. 87

07 Gaja Barbaresco

2007 Gaja Barbaresco;
Ruby, vanilla, truffles, roses, tar, plums, complex nose. High and fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intens and refined, very long finish, wait ten years. 91

Thursday, 24 February 2011

99 La Tour Haut-Brion, the wine that is no more.....

1999 Château La Tour Haut-Brion;
Ruby, first closed and difficult, with some air and twenty minutes, starting to open quite elegantly, cassis, strawberries, a very refined minerality, nice leather, hint of tobacco. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, texture maturing nicely, elegant balance, long length. 90

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

06 Ridge

2006 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountain Estate;
Ruby, coffee, black tea, cassis, vanilla, dark chocolate, leather, matched neatly with a tiny hint of herbs and meat. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and balanced, needs a bit of air to open, complex, long length. 88

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Wow, unoxidized Coulee de Serrant

2005 Nicolas Joly, Clos de la Coulee de Serrant;
Pale golden, almonds, tulips, floral, honney, orange blossoms, nuts, marsipan, intens and beautifull. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, almost velvety, so balanced, even with the quite high alcohol of 15%, one barely notice it way back in the finish. I have probably tried two dozen bottles of this, and this one is so different from the others, all of them oxidized in one way or the other, this one is just elegant, smooth and joyfull, with very different aromas. Bananas, melons, honney, pear, if this is how it should be, what a cool wine, but this bottle is, as stated above, nothing like the others. Very long finish. Lacks the minerality I associate with this wine though. 92

Monday, 21 February 2011

99 Certan

1999 La Gravette de Certan;
(2nd Vieux Château Certan) Ruby, closed and raw first, needed fifteen minutes to open up, black and bleberries, touch of minerals, hint of violets, white chocolate anf leather. Good acidity and balance, elegant style, pure, ripe tannins, evolving nicely and less evolved than expected, I would wait another four years, long length. 88

Saturday, 19 February 2011

06 Kees-Kieren GD

2006 Kees-Kieren, Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese Feinherb;
Pale lemon yellow, closed, some minerals, apples and tropical notes, fres acidity, lively, nice balance, good length. 87

1992 Meursault

1992 Nicolas Potel, Meursault 1er Cru Sous Blagny Sélection;
A level fill, towards golden colour, oxidized apples, butter, nuts, smoke and bondfire. Acidity ok, but the wine really lacks freshness, feels more oxidized in the mourh than on the nose, flabby finish. 81

Friday, 18 February 2011

Last bottle of the recent house wine

1996 Sarget de Gruaud Larose;
Ruby with tiny garnet rim. Leather, bell peppers, blackcurrants, slightly perfumed, touch of vanilla and sweet tobacco. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, ripe tannins, maturing nicely, this last one was one of the top bottles, there has been some bottle variations, some very mature and pruney, others, like this one, could easily lay down for another five to ten years, altough, maybe not improving much. A nice, quite classic Claret. 88

07 Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet

2007 Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet;
Pale lemon yellow, some nutty notes, slimmer, more focused than the Chassagne, but more open and with a slightly fatter body at the moment, butter, fresh acidity, long finish. 87

07 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

2007 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet;
Pale lemon yellow, pure, fresh, citrusy and minerals mixed with vanilla. Fresh acidity, figs, balanced, elegant, a bit closed at the moment, long finish. 87

Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium

2007 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium, Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken;
Pale lemon yellow, some apple notes, minerals, closed on the nose. Very elegant texture and mouthfeel, fresh acidity, good balance and long finish. 87

05 Vereinigte Hospitiren

2005 Vereinigte Hospitieren, Wiltinger Hölle, Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken;
Pale lemon yellow, touch of botrytis, apples, pears and hint of tropical. Fresh acidity, very nice balance, good length. 86

St.Nikolaus-Hospital BB

2007 St.Nikolaus-Hospital, Bernkasteler Badstube Hochgewächs Riesling Trocken;
Lemon yellow, hint of botrytis, apples, minerals, not too complex. Finally nice acidity, well balanced, elegant, good length. 83

05 St.Nikolaus-Hospital BG

2005 St.Nikolaus-Hospital, Bernkasteler Graben, Riesling Halbtrocken;
Lemon yellow, botrytis, apples, some minerals, a bit light, again lacks some acidity, short length. 80

Beulwitz Kaseler Nieschen

2006 Erben von Beulwitz, Kaseler Nieschen Riesling Kabinett Trocken;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, minerals, apricots. Nice acidity and balance, refreshing, good length. 86

St Nikolaus-Hospital BJS

2006 St. Nikolaus-Hospital, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese halbtrocken;
Pale lemon yellow, minerals, touch of botrytis, apples and tropical notes. Nice acidity, balanced, quite elegant and nice length. 87

06 Friedrich-Kern WS

2006 Frans Friedrich-Kern, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Trocken;
Lemon yellow, apples, touch of minerals, botrytis, powerfull but lacks acidity and feels a bit simple. 82

07 Leo Fuchs

2007 Leo Fuchs, Von Grauen Schiefer Riesling Feinherb;
Pale lemon yellow, great nose, minerals, apples, citrus, honney melon. High acidity, great balance, elegant and lively, long finish. 89

1996 Dom Ruinart Magnum

1996 Dom Ruinart;
(magnum) Pale straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Nice minerality, some oxidized apples, plaster, cement and a hint of rusty metal together with lime and orange. Elegant mousse, fresh acisity, towards fatty body actually, some paer and lemon in the long finish. 89

Monday, 14 February 2011

04 Sylvain VR Cathiard Malconsorts

2004 Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts;
Bright ruby, brick rim. Earthy strawberries, leather, vanilla, and some beautifull and elegant floral overtones, fantastic nose. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, refreshing, starting to develop nicely, refreshing vanilla strawberry finish, you may want to wait for some more development, but starting to be a beauty now. Long length. 90

Sunday, 6 February 2011

00 Château Les Ormes de Pez

2000 Château Les Ormes de Pez;
Bright ruby, needed a few minutes to open, now elegant blackcurrants, cigars, tobacco, some floral notes, even touch of pencil shaves. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lovely texture, really mouthwatering and full of you at the moment, elegant body, refreshing finish. 89

1990 Magnum of La Grande Dame

1990 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame;
(Magnum) Straw yellow, closed, some hints of minerals and lime, needs a lot of air to open, and the minerals and lime gets more intense, linear expression with airing, just more and more intense of the same things. Elegant mousse, fresh acidity, unripe apples, lime, warm lemons, minerals, slightly flinty, but steely finish, ok length. Needs time in the bottle still. 88

06 Pauly Bergweiler BB BA

2006 Dr Pauly Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Beerenauslese;
Golden, some botrytis, apples, citrus, exotic, lovely acidity, banaced elegantly with the sweetness, tender in a way, and so complex, needs time to develop, beautifull now even so. 94

04 Bergweiler BaBaD Auslese

2004 Dr.Pauly Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doktorberg Riesling Auslese;
Pale golden, some botrytis, apples, minerals, fruit compot, some honney and melon. Nice acidity and balance, acidity could be higher to make the wine fresher, good length. 88

98 Lieser LNH Auslese Goldcapsel

1998 Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Auslese Goldcapsel;
Straw yellow, beautifull botrytis, apples, apricots, pineapples, tropical, very elegant minerality, so elegant you won't believe it, great balance, very long finish. 92

06 Lieser LNH Spätlese

2006 Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Spätlese;
Pale straw yellow, very closed, gorgeous acidity, but at this stage not that balanced, I did not have the time to see if it opened, wait.... for now 87

02 Lieser LNH Spätlese

2002 Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Spätlese;
Pale straw yellow, starting petroleum, yellow apples and fruits, minerals, starting to open up nicely, good acidity, long finish. 89

03 Lieser LNH Auslese

2003 Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden Auslese;
Straw yellow, again this slightly warm and cooked touch from the vintage, spicy, cinamon, applecake, acidity is too lazy, more heavy body. 86

03 Bergweiler GH Eiswein

2003 Dr Pauly Bergweiler Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein;
Golden, slightly of caramel, some botrytis, apples, raisins, almonds, elegant, as normal for the vintage the acidity could be livelier, nice and long finish. 90

07 Lieser BJS Spätlese

2007 Schloss Lieser Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese;
Pale straw yellow, some lychee, ripe yellow apples, very elegant and focused, a bit fatter body than normal for the estate, great acidity and balance, needs time still. 92

07 Mönchhof ÜW Auslese

2007 Mönchhof Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese;
Pale lemon yellow, spicy, apples, minerals, roses, tropical and pineapples. Very balanced, acidity cleans well, long finish, keep in the cellar at least five more years. 92

07 Schloss Lieser BJS Auction wine

2007 Schloss Lieser, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Auktionwein;
Pale straw yellow, ripe apples, pear, closed on the nose. Fantastic acidity, the balance is pure perfection, extreme elegance, very long finish. Needs time to open. 94

1998 Bolly Vielles Vignes Francaises

1998 Bollinger Vielles Vignes Francaises Blanc de Noirs;
What is better than tasting one of these rare wines one evening? Crack open a second bottle to compare vintages. Pale straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Charcoal, hint of bark again, very elegant nose even so, lots of minerals, more yeasty, brioch. More fruit on the palate and more body, elegant, very elegant mousse, so elegant that you hardly reflect on it, more closed than the 97, very long finish. 96

97 Bolly Vielles Vignes Francaises

1997 Bollinger Vielles Vignes Francaises Blanc de Noirs;
Straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Fresh moss, wood and bark, apples, pear, mineral, plaster, some chocolate and coffee hints. Gorgeous mousse, very elegant and different style, a bit fat body, pure and gorgeous aftertaste and length. 96

05 Loosen ET Spätlese

2005 Dr Loosen Erdener Trepchen Riesling Spätlese;
Pale straw yellow, apples, some spicy notes, schistes, elegant nose. Nice acidity, rounded body and texture, balanced and long finish, but maybe lacks a bit of nerve? 89

07 Lieser LNH Spät Trocken

2007 Schloss Lieser, Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Spätlese Trocken;
Pale straw yellow, lovely mineral touch and apples, some riper fruits behind. Fresh acidity, nice balance, long and pure finish, very elegant. 90

06 Dr Loosen BA

2006 Dr Loosen Beerenauslese;
This is a mix of several vineyards. Pale golden, some botrytis, a bit closed, gorgeous acidity, but lack the racyness you expect, and a bit short..... 86 May become higher with storage.

02 Jakoby-Mathy Eiswein

2002 Jakoby-Mathy Kinheimer Rosenborg Riesling Eiswein;
Golden, light of apples, a bit closed on the nose. Nice acidity, but lacks complexity and length, the only really well made thing is a brilliant acidity/ sweetness balance. 82

06 Ingo Norwig BJS Spätlese

2006 Ingo Norwig Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese;
Pale golden, light fruity nose, apples and pears, lacy acidity, could be longer. 78

07 Adam Drohner Kabinett

2007 A.J.Adam Drohner Riesling Kabinett;
Pale straw yellow, extremely of unripe apples and heavier minerals below, slightly closed now, very elegant, fresh acidity, seems some complexity is lurking behind there somewhere, give it a few years, for now 86

07 Vollenweider WG Kabinett

2007 Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Kabinett;
Pale straw yellow, very mineral style, unripe yellow apples and yellow fruits. High acidity, very fresh and mouthwatering, minerals, intense, veru long finish, sticks out in the crowd. 87

07 Willi Schaefer GH Kabinett

2007 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett;
Pale straw yellow, lime, citrus, apples, fresh rainy morning. Elegant, lovely and elegant acidity, perfect balance, a bit on the tender side in style, like only Mosel Riesling can be, beautifull. 88

06 Wegeler BD Spätlese

2006 Wegeler Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Spätelese;
Pale golden, lime, botrytis, apples, apricots, and lovely minerality, very elegant. Great acidity, slightly fatter body, a bit closed still, wait a few more years on this one. 91

My twin Bolly RD

1979 Bollinger RD;
(Deg 02 May 2006) Towards golden, tiny bubbles. Overmature and oxidized yellow apples, more minerals than the 76, stone and plaster, even salty, seaweed and beach. Realy fresh acidity, lovely freshness, nuts and coffee, tea and chocolate, core of apples and pear, long finish. 92

76 Bollinger RD

1976 Bollinger RD;
(Deg 06 June 2007) Dark straw yellow, towards golden, few bubbles. Tender on the fruit, not quite as oxidized style as some 76 RD's, but maybe slightly less fresh, more fruitdriven, relaxed minerality behind. Leaner body, nice acidity, elegant mousse, not that compleks, could have longer finish, a slight touch of Madeira Sercial in the finish. 88

Illuminati Zanna

2007 Illuminati, Zanna Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Termane Riserva;
Deep ruby, alcoholic and sweet overtones on the nose, ripe fruit, port like style, ok acidity, ripe tannins, not very elegant, ok finish. 80

Villa Medoro, Adarano

2006 Villa Medoro, Adrano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane;
Deep purple, almost opaque. Vanilla, dark berries and fruits, spices, touch of thyme, eukalyptus, mint. Good acidity, ripe tannins, fleshy, fruit driven, good length. 87

06 Marina Cvetic

2006 Mascarielli, Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo;
Deep ruby, ruby rim, chocolate, mocca, vanilla, mint and spices. Fresh and elegant acidity and mouthfeel, better palate than nose, quite rich, fruitdriven, long elegant finish. 89

07 Valle Reale San Calisto

2007 Valle Reale, San Calisto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo;
Black, purple rim, dark berries, not too intense, spices, herbs, chocolate, coffee, oak, good acidity, sweet mouthfeel and finish, ok length. 84

06 Còlpetrone

2006 Saiagricola, Còlpetrone, Montefalco Sagrantino;
Ruby, sweet blue. and blacberries, almost Port light on the nose, some spices. Ok acidity, massive tannins, huge structure, dries the mouth, good length. 86

Tolaini Picconero

2007 Tolaini Picconero Toscana IGT;
Dark ruby, vanilla, blueberries, cedar, medicinal touch, sweet tobacco, some spices, cinamon. Ok acidity, ripe tannins, good length, I wonder how the acidity will cope with storage? 86

Saturday, 5 February 2011

08 Poujeaux

2008 Château Poujeaux;
Ruby, pink rim. Leather, some bell peppers, elegant, blackcurrants, vanilla, spices, touch of blueberries. Fresh and lively acidity, high of ripe tannins, elegant structure and balance, long fres finish, some coffee and chocolate. 88

07 Sette Ponti

2007 Tenuta Sette Ponti, Orma Toscana IGT;
Deep runy, purple rim, oaky, herbal, greenish, peppery, darrk berries and dark chocolate, even spices. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, more elegant in the mouth, balanced, fresh and long finish. 90

Friday, 4 February 2011

07 Ramonet CM

2007 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet;
Pale lemon yellow, apples, lemon, minerals, flint, smoke and a touch of butter. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, towards fat body, then more refreshing finish, elegant aftertaste, long finish. 91

2007 Sassicaia

2007 Sassicaia;
Second bottle, this was decanted and that really opened it up. Ruby, floral, elegant, red berries, blueberries, perfumed, some Mediterranian herbs. Feels very pure and elegant, with some sweet notes behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, beautifull texture, long, elegant, a beauty. 94

1969 Dom Perignon Oenothèque

1969 Dom Perignon Oenothèque;
(Deg 2006) Pale golden, a few bubbles. Lovely toast, some butter, nuts, apples, oysters, intense minerality, very complex. Fresh and lively acidity, fresh mousse as well, elegant and actually surprisngly lean body compared to teh fruit intensity, needed some air, lovely finish. Drink now. 93

Thursday, 3 February 2011

1964 Dom Perignon

1964 Dom Perignon;
Golden with amber hue, some few bubbles. Some oxidation, slight of Madeira, some minerals, oxidized apples, yellow plums and prunes. Elegant, carefull mousse and fresh acidity, better on the palate, good fruit intensity, lovely finish. 90

1998 Krug Clos du Mesnil

1998 Krug, Clos du Mesnil;
Straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Very elegant nose, more tender than the Krug Vintage, apples, pear, melon, some oak, plaster, minerals, touch of menthol, very complex. Light and caressing, then almost exploding in all different kind of fascets, increadible balance, very consentrated, yet, so elegant and tender, very elegant mousse, lots of minerality, lemon and apples in the long finish. Amazing balance between power, finesse and elegance. 98