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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

94 Dominus and 02 Raveneau


1994 Dominus:
Dark ruby. Rich nose, spices, blackberries, cassis, leather and some coffee, starting figs in the back. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and rounded, dark berries and spices, some vanilla still, youthful, very long. 93

2002 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Monts Mains:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, some nuts, vanilla, butter and a slight toasty note on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, crisp feel, fresh and lively, lemony, long finish. 93

04 Eitelsbacher Auslese #50, 92 Wegeler Eiswein, 08 Lieser Auslese Goldkapsel


2004 Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese Nr. 50:
Golden. Apples, apricots, fruity nose, minerals. Some floral notes and citrus, fairly detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fairly kind palate, verging on boring, good length. 89

1992 Wegeler Geisenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Eiswein:
Cloudy golden with orange hue. Rich, apricots, passion fruits, honey, detailed, rich nose, maybe not that complex. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, rich, playful finish, quote lively, lacks complexity but vety lively. 87

2008 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel:
Pale golden. Apples, pears, tight and youthful, minerals, some floral notes on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, delicate and detailed, fruity but fairly focused, long if a bit lean. 92

1930 Sarrat Rivesaltes


1930 Domaine Sarrat Rivesaltes:
Served blind. Rubyisj with broad orange rim. Rich, nutty, caramel and dark berries or rather dried dark fruits nose. Alcohol. Fresh acidity, bit lean palate, fruity, rounded, bit alcoholic finish, good length. 86

82 and 66 Barca Velha and 99 Dal Forno Romano Valpo


1982 Barca Velha:
Ruby, very thin rim. Tobacco, plums, rich, ripe, fruity but also lean nose. Liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some anise, fairly elegant, some coffee notes, long. 91

1966 Barca Velha:
Ruby, garnet rim. Dusty, leather, slight iodine, some scented notes and søight floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, some prunes, plums, not too complex but lovely even so, long. 90

1999 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella:
Dark ruby. Some herbs, liquorice, scented, cherries, chocolate, pine, different nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded body, not too much going on, liquorice and pine, leanish and a bit dry. Mint. 89

96 Mouton, 86 Cheval, 90 Lynch bages and 89 Domenico Clerico


1990 Château Lynch Bages:
Served blind. Dark ruby. Intense, cassis, leather, scented, slight violets note, quite flirting. Finally superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded but textured, youthful, long and quite detailed finish. I'm guessing 89 Lynch Bages. 95

1989 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra:
Served blind. Dark ruby, thin garnet rim, lots of sediments. Liquourice, cassis, prunes and figs. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, tight and tannic palate. Bit dry, edgy finish, alcohol. Big and rich. 89

1996 Château Mouton Rothschild:
Served blind. Deep ruby. Cassis, some plums, rich and ripe nose, leather, nuanced, refined, exotic, detailed and nuanced, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, fruity, tight, refined but too young, amazing details yet again, a few years since ladt bottle, give it another ten plus years, very long. I nailed the producer, missed vintage by four years. 96

1986 Château Cheval Blanc:
Served blind. Ruby, very thin brick rim. Dark berries, detailed, exotic, floral, nuanced, refined, blueberries, plums, vanilla and mint touch, touch of bell peppers. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lovely balance, refreshing, lively and fruity, again detailed, very long. I guessed 95 Cheval Blanc. 96

1947 Pichon Baron and more


2000 Antinori Solaia:
Served blind. Deep ruby. Rich. Massive, alcoholic, ripe, sweet. Vulgar nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner palate than nose, rich, bit warm, not fully balanced. 86

1966 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron:
Danish bottling. Very top shoulder fill, moist earthy smelling cork. Dark ruby with brick rim. Earthy, wood polish nose, figs and dades, leather with more air, bit rough nose. Fresh acidity, lean first but ads and ads, almost sweet. 90

1947 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron:
Schröder & Schyler bottle. Top shoulder fill, ruby with brick rim. Some red berries, liquorice, iodine, very mature nose. Leather and nuanced, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat fresher palate, bit lean but some figs and prunes, lean but quite focused, long, some iodine finish. You feel a touch the warmth of the vintage. 92

Some faulty storage and corked old Bordeaux including 79 Lafite and Pavie


1979 Château Léoville-Barton:
Ruby, thin brick rim. Scented, fruity, cassis, leather and tobacco nose. Quite delicate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, very rounded, bit boring palate, good length. Bit off bottle. 88

1979 Château Pavie:
Corked

1979 Château Lafite Rothschild:
Ruby, garnet rim, bit cloudy. Vanilla, spices, waffles nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, easy going, bit lean finish. Iodine. Faulty storage, at least bad bottle. 85

1975 Château Léoville Las Cases:
Ruby, garnet rim. Bit tired nose, drying. Tired. By far the worst bottle I've had of this.

99 Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin, 82 Clos de Tart and more


1999 Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Flirting nose, red berries, delicate, nuanced, floral, scented, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, slightly tight, some herbal notes, vanilla, dies off a bit in finish. 92

1982 Mommessin Clos de Tart:
Bright ruby, broad brick rim. Dusty, earthy, sous bois and figs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweeter and rounder palate, liquorice and dades, dies off a bit, leaner finish. Dies off quickly. 85 at best

1973 Patriarche Corton
Slightly cloudy ruby, brick rim. Anise, liquorice, sous bois, earthy, some dades nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, mellow and rounded, elegant texture but not that complex. 88 at very best

Some mostly downs from Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Bâtard-Montrachet and more


2007 J.M. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, some oak, slightly flinty. Fresh acidity, rounded, fresh, vanilla, apples and ripe citrus, creamy finish. Long. 92

1986 Pol Roger Brut Chardonnay:
Pale golden, small bubbles. Brioche, oxidized apples, some vanilla, subdued minerals nose. Fresh acidity, rounded mousse, maturing, starting to let go of the freshness, very rounded, kind palate, good length. 89

1982 Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale:
Towards golden, tiny bubbles. Oxidized apples, minerals, toast, coffee touch, some nuts. Fresh acidity, nuanced mousse but dies off a bit, rounded, quite rich, but also leaner, slightly edgy finish, yeasty, long. 90

1998 Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet:
Golden with orange hue. Nuts, caramel and oxidized nose. Tired.

1995 Hospice de Beaune Chartron & Trebuche Meursault 1er Cru Charmes Cuvée de Bahèzre de Lanlay:
Golden. Apples, minerals, bit easy going nose, some oxidative notes and honey touch. Freshish acidity, rounded, flinty, minerals, richer, good length. 87

2004 Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche:
Pale golden. Some butter, nuts, minerals, slight floral note, bacon touch. Fresh acidity, tight, nuanced, flinty, slight tropical note, elegant if a bit short. 89

1995 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
Corked

03 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese Goldkapsel and more


2004 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Steinacker Scheurebe Beerenausle:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, cinamon, sweet tropical notes and apple cake nose. Scented. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, rounded, tropical, spicy, I was on Pfalz Riesling mid 2000 vintage, served blind. 92

2006 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Auslese Goldcapsel:
Corked.

2003 Dönnhoff Oberemeller Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, cinamon, some petroleum notes, faint minerals, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, lovely balance, playful, fairly delicate, quite rich. Lovely. 87

1976 Konrad Knodel Guldentaler Schlosskapelle Riesling Beerenauslese:
Pale amber. Rich, nutty, intense, ripe, fruit, raisins, smells sweet. Freshish acidity, rounded, lacks nuances and details on the palate, a bit obvious and straight forwards, sugary, far better nose. 85

85 Trotanoy, 86 La Tour Haut-Brion, 02 Trapet Latricieres-Chambertin and 96 Brovia barolo


2002 Trapet Latricieres-Chambertin:
Ruby. Red berries, scented, slight sous bois, delicate and nuanced nose, detailed, quite fruity nose, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, some vanilla notes, ever so slightly herbal before longer and fruity finish, delicate, fairly rich Burgundy, long. 93

1996 Brovia Barolo:
Ruby, brick rim. Tar and roses, fruity, scented, anise and cherries nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, anise, fruity, lots of liquorice, but a bit short. Leathery. 90

1986 Château La Tour Haut-Brion:
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, leather, anise, cedar, floral, cassis, detailed, some minerals, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lots of liquorice, fresh, figs, red berries, some plums, detailed, rounded, superb and long. 95

1985 Château Trotanoy:
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, detailed, flirting, minerals, graphite even, nuanced, blueberries, tobacco, gorgeous nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit tight and somewhat lean, but refreshing and lively, long. 94

85 Comte Lafon and more


2005 Nikolaihof Steiner Hund Riesling Reserve:
Straw yellow. Some apples, yellow fruity and some slight floral nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, more rounded than a bottle a month back, fairly lively, could be more nuanced. 89

2009 Ramonet Bourgogne Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals, citrus, slightly flinty nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, ripe, some yellow plums, good length. 86

1985 Comte Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre:
Pale golden. Lots of smoke and vanilla, seems to be a lot of barrels. Behind a lot of nuances, floral and even some tropical notes, flinty. Fresh acidity, fruity, bit ripe, elegant minerality, some sitrus, again that floral touch and slight tropical note. Just a bit short, but lovely. Served blind, I found both Meursault and Lafon but missed the vintage by fifteen years, I was on 2000. 93

2000 Vajra Barolo Albe:
Bright ruby, thin garnet rim. Tar, some roses, slightly balsamic, fruity, rich nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity Barolo, tar and roses palate, more rounded, slightly rich, bit warm finish. 89

2004 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape:
Deep ruby, thin garnet rim. Rich, fruity, plummy, dark berries, liquorice and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich, ripe, plummy, bit alcoholic but not that bad. Served blind, I was on Southern Rhône at least in a collet and more elegant style. 91

Saturday, 11 January 2014

2000 Pichon Comtesse


2000 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande:
(Magnum) Deep ruby. Scented, elegant, nuanced, flirting, gorgeous nose, evolving beautifully, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant, lovely balance, charming and very long. 95

08 Lascombes, d'Issan and Giscours

2008 Château Lascombes:
Ruby. Fruity, scented, vanilla and a slight floral note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly rich palate, modern, good length. 88

2008 Château d'Issan:
Bright ruby. Scented, elegant, nuanced and lovely nose, flirting. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner body, elegant, quite refreshing, lovely balance, long. 90

2008 Château Giscours:
Ruby. Fruity, cassis, vanilla and anise nose, youthful still. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and elegant, refreshing and long, decant it for an hour or two. 90

07 du Tertre

2007 Château du Tertre:
Ruby. Fruity, scented, floral, some fig notes, evolving nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, elegant, bit easy going, refreshing, good length. 87

2010 Cantemerle and Chasse-Spleen

2010 Château Cantemerle:
Ruby. Fruity, elegant, nuanced and slightly floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, lively, elegant and long, beautiful Cantemerle. 92

2010 Château Chasse-Spleen:
Ruby. Fruity, scented, elegant, nuanced nose, bit tight at the moment. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant, refreshing, lovely balance, long. 92

05 Latour Martillac and 07 Chantalouette

2005 Château Latour Martillac:
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Fruity, cassis, some figs and vanilla nose, intense and youtful. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant, on the rich side, long. 92

2007 Château Chantalouette:
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, clean, fruity palate, good length. 88

Two Hermitage from Chapoutier

2010 Chapoutier Hermitage Sizeranne:
Ruby. Fruity, smoky, spicy, dark berries and vanilla nose, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, less intense palate then nose, long finish. 92

2008 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon:
Ruby. Scented, red berries, nuanced, anise, spices and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, nuanced, again more elegant palate than nose, fresh, long. 92

09 Mondavi Private Reserve

2009 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve:
Deep ruby. Coffee, fruity, deep and ripe nose, dark berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and fruity, bit warm, quite intense, long finish. 92

Faustino I 2000-1964


2000 Faustino I Gran Reserva:
Ruby, garnet rim. Figs, anise and blueberries nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit oaky palate. Fresh, good length. 88

1994 Faustino I Gran Reserva:
Ruby with garnet rim. Scented, nuanced. Blueberries, youthful and expressive nose, lovely bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, elegant, fruity, long finish. 91

1991 Faustino I Gran Reserva:
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, figs, leather, vanilla and tobacco nose. Fresh acidity, tannins polishing off, fruity, lively, long. 90

1970 Faustino I Gran Reserva:
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented, figs, leaner and slightly dusty nose. Fresh acidity, leaner than last bottle, fairly nuanced but a bit short. Bottle variations on these. 87

1964 Faustino I Gran Reserva:
Bright ruby. Orange rim. Figs, leather, blueberries touch, scented nose. Fresh acidity, few tannins. Fresh. Elegant and nuanced, lovely if somewhat less intense bottle, long. 92

3 from CC Maréchal


2009 CC Maréchal Bourgogne Cuvée Catherine:
Bright ruby. Red berries and slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, elegant and nuanced, good length. 87

2009 CC Maréchal Pommard La Chanière:
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, elegant and quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, red fruits palate, lovely balance, long. 90

2009 CC Maréchal Volnay :
Ruby. Fruity, nuanced and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and palate, slightly oaky finish, needs time, long. 89

Marc Roy and Sebastien Magnien


2009 Sebastien Magnien Meursault Les Meix Chavaux:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, scented, nuanced, some oak on the nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, elegant, bit creamy texture, lemony finish, good length. 89

2009 Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes:
Ruby. Scented, red berries, delicate fruit on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and lovely balance, fruity, lovely 2011 and less oaky than they used to be a few vintages before. 91

2009 Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur:
Ruby. Scented, red berries, slightly more intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, bit more texture, needs time to settle, give it two years, long. 92

93 LMHB and Haut-Brion


1993 Château La Mission Haut-Brion:
Ruby, garnet rim. Fruity, figs, tobacco. Spicy, intense nose, specially for the vintage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cherries palate, lacks a bit of nuances, good length. 89

1993 Château Haut-Brion:
Ruby. Scented, intense, nuanced, tobacco, minerals, lovely and evilving nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, elegant cherries palate, good length. 89

3 from Château de Pez


2010 Château de Pez:
Ruby. Tight, scented, cassis and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, more concentration but femains nuanced, good length. 89

2007 Château de Pez:
(Magnum) Ruby. Scented, cassis, fruity, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity for the vintage, elegant and refreshing, good length. 86

2006 Château de Pez:
Ruby. Scented, fruity, cassis and some vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, refreshing, still a bit edgy finish, good length. Needs two to five more years. 88

2 Moueix wines

2010 Moueix Bordeaux:
Ruby. Fruity and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit easy going, good length. 84

2010 Mouiex Saint-Emilion:
Ruby. Scented, fruity and tobacco nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity, good length. 85

06 Prunotto Bussia

2006 Prunotto Barolo Bussia:
Bright ruby. Roses, scented, cherries and anise nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, bitt of rubber, anise and smoked ham on the palate, lacks some details and purity, long. 91

05 Cristal and 04 Cristal Rosé


2005 Roederer Cristal:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Elegant nose, tender, minerals, apples, nuanced nose, feels open for it's age. Fresh acidity, elegant and lively mousse, refreshing, pure feel, long. 94

2004 Roederer Cristal Rosé:
Pale salmon with tiny bubbles. Apples, flint, red berries, nuanced and very delicate nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, superb balance, nuanced and refreshing, delicate and tender, very long. 96

Some Kloster Eberbach's


2012 Kloster Eberbach Rauenthaler Baiken Riesling Kabinett Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and an elegant and citrusy nose. Fresh acidity, lively, lemony palate, fresh and good length. 88

2010 Kloster Eberbach Steinberger Riesling Kabinett Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lime, minerals, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, refreshing and mouthwatering, good length. 89

2011 Kloster Eberbach Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spätlese Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, tight, elegant, fresh, slightly bitter finish. 88

2009 Kloster Eberbach Rauenthaler Baiken Riesling EG:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, yellow fruity and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, rounded palate, long finish. 91

2008 Kloster Eberbach Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling EG:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, floral and lemons nose. Fresh acidty, lively, refreshing, elegant and nuanced, lovely balance, long. 93

2010 Kloster Eberbach Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Auslese:
Pale golden. Rich, fruity, yellow fruits, nuanced, elegant and complex. Fresh acidity, lively, playful and refreshing, fruity and long. 93

2011 Marguerite Dupasquier Bourgogne Pinot Noir

2011 Marguerite Dupasquier Bourgogne Pinot Noir:
Pale ruby. Some red berries and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly lively, bit easy going but not thin and green, enjoyable. 82

Elio Grasso and Giacomo Conterno


2011 Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina:
Ruby. Rich, fruity, intense, sweet and ripe nose, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and slightly sweet, balanced, good length. 87

2011 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia:
Ruby. Rich, dark berries and a faint herbal note on the nose, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and intense, dark berries, rich, sweet (15%) and ripe palate, good length. 89 

2011 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Ceretta:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, rich and fruity nose, scented, dark and deep. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and sweet, very ripe, bit alcoholic finish. Long. 88

2012 Elio Grasso Gavarini Langhe Nebbiolo:
Ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, fairly delicate nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, sweet, ripe and fruity, good length. 88

2007 Elio Grasso Barolo Rüncot Riserva:
Ruby. Tobacco, tar, roses, red berries,, some cherries and intense anise nose. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, cherries, anise, tight palate, long. 92

2009 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia:
Ruby. Some herbs, tar, roses, cherries, morellos, anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, lacks nuances, fruity and a bit warm. Long. 90

2006 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino:
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, fruity, nuanced, detailed, tar, coffee touch, cherries, layered and nuanced. Fresh and high acidity, high of ripe tannins, fruity, detailed, layered, nuanced, refreshing, bit tight. Long. 95

Four from Latour de By


1998 Château La Tour de By:
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Tobacco, cassis, leather, vanilla and anise nose, maturing. Slight cedar touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, leather, some vanilla, elegant Médoc, starting to drink well now, kan be kept another ten years. 87

1996 Château La Tour de By:
Ruby, thin brick tim. Cassis, plums, starting figs, leather, vanilla, spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leanish body for the vintage, anise, evolving, good length. 88

1991 Château La Tour de By:
Ruby, brick rim. Tobacco, figs, prunes, leather and anise nose. Some herbs in the back. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean body, just starting to dry, slightly dusty finish. Drink soon. 85

1982 Château La Tour de By Heritage Marc Pages:
3000 bottles, 80 CS, 20 M. Ruby, thin brick rim. Scented, anise, red berries, leather, figs and cedar touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, palate, rich for médoc, fairly nuanced, long. 90

Chocapalha and some Burgundies from R&W


2011 Chocapalha Reserva Branco:
Towards lemon yellow. Rich, intense, yellow fruity, nuts and butter nose. Fresh acidi, fruity and lively, rich, rounded, some bitter touches in the finish, long. 90

2010 Château de Puligny-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, some minerals, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, fruity, some apples, not the freshest in the vintage, good length. 89

2012 Martin Codax Pizarras de Otera:
Ruby. Fruity, red and darker berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and fruity palate, fresh, bit short. 84

2012 Longares Marques de Somera Tempranillo:
Ruby. Red berries and slight herbs note on the nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, leanish, slightly austere, short. 81

2008 Paolo Leo Salice Salentino Riserva:
Ruby. Rich nose of ripe fruits and dark berries, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, refreshing palate, good length. 83

2009 Chocapalha Vinha da Palha:
Ruby. Red berries and spices on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, rounded, fairly nuanced, good length. 84

2010 Chocapalha Mar de Lisboa:
Ruby. Spicy, woody (aromas even if stainless steel winemaking) and some dark fruits nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, leanish, fruity, good length. 84

2011 Chocapalha Cabernet Sauvignon:
Ruby. Cassis, some herbs and leather nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cassis, slightly raw texture, good length. 85

2009 Chocapalha Vinha Mae:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, fruity and scented nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, quite lively and refreshing, good length. 87

2009 Chocapalha CH by Chocapalha:
Deep ruby. Scented, mints, dark berries and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, sweetish and lively, good length. 87

2011 Albert Bichot Saint-Romain Rouge:
Pale ruby. Herbal and unripe strawberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going, bit lean, good length. 82

Arcus release


2012 Laroche Chardonnay:
(Magnum) Pale lemon yellow. Easy going nose of some yellow fruits, yellow apples and some citrus nose. Freshish acidity (low for Chablis), fruity, straightforward. 80

2012 Poggio al Tesoro Solosole
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, yellow fruity, some rubber nose. Soft acidity, slightly spritzy, very easy going and yellow fruity. 75

2013 Leyda Leyda Reserva Sauvignon Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Unripe gooseberries, herbal and asparagus nose, nettles. Fresh acidity, fruity, easy going, crisp, good length. 82

2012 Leyda Leyda Reserva Chardonnay:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, butter and rubber nose. Medium acidity, feels acidified, acidity comes in later, fairly fresh, bit watery. 80

2012 Leyda Leyda riesling Neblina:
Pale lemon yellow. Ripe yellow apples and some petroleum on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, easy going, slight sweet note. 81

2012 Domaine de Vauroux Chablis Cuvée Domaine de Varoux:
Pale lemon yellow. Cool fruit and light chalky minerality. Freshish acidity, fruity, lean, lobsterish minerality, bit short. 83

2012 Von Winning Kalkofen Riesling GG:
Pale lemon yellow. Scented, fruity, nuanced, floral notes, ripe fruit, apricot notes. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, rounded, not the most nuanced 2012, long. 88

2011 Lavis Cafaggio Rosso IGT:
Ruby. Red fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, good balance, good mouthfeel, rounded, and balance for the price. 81

Gran Feudo Roble:
(BiB) Ruby. Slight herbal note and some red and darker berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit short. 77

2012 Leyda Pinot Noir:
Bright ruby. Red berries, bit cooked and smoky nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweetish feel, strawberry jam, bit short. 84

2009 Gran Feudo Crianza:
Ruby. Red berries, some blueberries and vanilla nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded body, some vanilla, good length. 84

2008 Gran Feudo Reserva:
Ruby. Blueberries, slightly scented and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and slightly sweet, fruity, vanilla and oaky finish but balances. 85

2012 Ogier Crozes-Hermitage La Bonne Vie:
Ruby. Red berries, some herbs and green notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fruity, some vanilla finish, good length. 85

2011 Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico:
Ruby. Fruity, scented, dark berries, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries fruit, fruity and lively, bit short. 86

2013 Zuccardi Santa Julia Organica Bonarda:
Ruby. Sweet red berries nose. Freshish acidity, weird acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and easy. 76

2013 Zuccardu Santa Julia Organica Malbec:
Ruby. Sweet dark berries nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, easy going. 77

2011 Poggio al Tesero Mediterra:
Ruby. Lots of herbs, freshly cut grass, coffee and some dark fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit sweet, ripe, good length. 83

2008 Alegrini La Poja:
Ruby. Fruity, vanilla, anise, sweet nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going, feels very made and polished. Good length. Vanilla. 86

2011 Quinta do Crasto QdC Reserva:
Deep ruby. Rich, ripe, fruity, intense and deep fruity nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, rich but not exsesive, good length. 89

2011 Sidewood Shiraz:
Deep ruby. Rubber, fruity, dark berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, swett and rubbery. 77

2012 Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella:
Ruby. Slightly scented and dark berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and easy going. 78

2010 Masi Campofiorin:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, scented and somewhat detailed nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going and balanced. 81

2010 Masi Brolo Campofiorin:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, fruity, vanilla nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and somewhat sweet, made wine. 81

2008 Masi Amarone Costasera Classico:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, rubber, dark and deep nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and sweet, long but easygoing. 87

2008 Masi Costasera Riserva Amarone:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, fruity, plums, blackberries, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, dried fruits, layered, complex, good length. 89

2008 Cantina de Soave Rocca Sveva Amarone della Valpolicella:
Deep ruby. Very ripe dark fruits and jammy nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, big and sweet, not that complex, good length. 88

2006 Masi Campolongo di Torbe:
Deep ruby. Rich, dried fruits, some leather and vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, sweet and ripe, burning finish. 89

2006 Masi Serego Alighieri Vaio Amarone:
Deep ruby. Rich, dark berries, vanilla and coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweet, ripe, dark berries, nuanced and detailed, very rich. Long finish. 92

2006 Masi Mazzano Amarone:
Deep ruby. Red berries, fruity, slighly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, fruity and intense, sweet fruity finish. Good length. 89

2009 Cantina di Soave Rocca Sveva Recioto di Soave:
Pale golden. Fruity, ripe yellow fruits and some dried apricots nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, fairly lively, bit warm even if served chilled, good length. 89

Friday, 10 January 2014

Robert Weil GG, Vincent Girardin Puligny and more


Camille Savès Carte Blanche Brut:
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, light minerality, delicate nose. Some rotting fruits behind. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, leanish feel, apply and vibrant, very fresh, good length. 87

2007 Lilbert Cramant Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru:
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Focused nose, autolyses, apples, minerals, cool flinty touch. Fresh acidity, rounded mousse, delicate and fine tuned, fresh, lively and elegant. Good length. 89

2012 Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, touch of yellow fruits, fruity. Medium acidity, fruity, clean and fresh feel but serve it at a cool temperature. 84

2012 Cailbourdin Puilly Fumé Les Cris:
Pale lemon yellow. Gooseberries, nettles, cool fruits, touch of citrus and floral notes. Fresh acidity but not that high for Loire, delicate, lovely balance, more rounded style, good length. 87

2012 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Domaine Sainte Claire:
Light lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, touch of butter, seems slightly evolved for the vintage. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, fruity, lemony, rounded with a crisp backbone, good length. 86

2012 Jean-Marc Brocard Hellstrøm Bon Vin Blanc Chablis:
Light lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slight flinty note on the nose. Fresh acidity, lemony and crisp, rounded fruit in the back, good length. 86

2011 Domaine Ostertag Pinot Gris Barriques:
Pale lemon yellow. Scented, roses, rich, ripe feel on the nose. Apricots notes. Medium minus acidity, rounded, creamy texture, ripe, good length. 85

2011 Hubert Lamy Bourgogne Blanc Les Chataigniers:
Almost watery lemon yellow. Apples, lean nose, some floral and scented notes, slight yellow fruity. Fresh acidity, fruity, quite elegant and rounded, smoky notes in the finish. 87

2011 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Lêchet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, tight nose, ever so slightly floral. Fresh acidity, crisp, minerals, flinty, rounded but also crisp palate, almost lobster bisque note in finish, long. 90

2012 Marquis d'Angerville Domaine du Pélican Arbois Chardonnay:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, vanilla, touch of beeswax, yellow fruits nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, refreshing, slightly warmer palate, mineraly finish. 89

2012 Marquis d'Angerville Domaine du Pélican Arbois Savagnin:
Towards lemon yellow. Some apples, touch of red berries, beeswax and a slight honey note nose. Fresh acidity, crisp, fruity and lively, refreshing, almost an unripe nerve going through it's backbone, lovely. Nobody will take this one blind. 90

2010 Thierry & Pascale Matrot Meursault:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, touch of nuts and some smoky notes. Fresh acidity, fruity, bit tight, minerals backbone, good length. 88

2011 Jean-Louis Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Charmes:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flinty, slight butter and nuts note far back, smoky nose. Meursault feel. Fresh acidity, fruity, rich even if a bit tight, lovely freshness and minerality, slightly smoky finish. 90

2009 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chatenière:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, subdued minerals, slightly floral nose, cool feel for the vintage. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, quite lively and playful, detailed feel, long. Creamy finish. 90

2010 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flint, minerals, yellow fruits touch, some vanilla, elegant nose. Ever so slightly floral. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant and drinking lovely, fresh, lovely balance, slightly hollow finish. 89

2010 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed nose, citrus and some smoky notes, vanilla. Fresh acidity, fruity, lovely lemony acidity that lingers on, minerals, long. 92

2010 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some smoky notes, vanilla, quite focused. Floral in the back. Fresh acidity, fruity, lemony, minerals, refined and delicate, lovely balance, fresh, very long. 94

2012 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling GG:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some dried violets, minerals and a very slight tropical note on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, just a touch sweet (7 g.r.s) and rounded, feels fuller than last August, fresh with a slight bitter note in the finish. Long. 93

2012 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling Kabinett Feinherb:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slightly floral and quite detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fruity if a bit lean, fresh green apples palate, good length. 88

Italian flight (and one Rhône) from Moestue, Massolino, Aldo Conterno and more



2012 Poggiotondo Chianti Cerro del Masso:
Bright ruby. Red berries, slight herbal note and youthfull rawness to the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, easy, fruity, somewhat lean, good balance. 83

2012 Pelissero Dolcetto d'Alba:
Ruby. Dark berries, fresh and fruity, slight vanilla note on the nose. Fairly fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fruity but dies of a bit and leaves a tannic finish. 84

2011 J-L Chave Selection Crozes Hermitage Silène:
Deep ruby. Rich and ripe nose of dark berries. Slight mineral note and some herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, then narrows in on the finish, ever so slightly sour finish. Bit short. 85

2011 Malvira Barbera d'Alba San Michele:
Deepish ruby. Tight nose, closed, dark berries and some vanilla notes in the back. Freshly bottled sample. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and pure feel, quite lively, needs time to open, bit short. 85

2011 Marchesi Alfieri Barbera d'Asti La Tota:
Deepish ruby. Vanilla, fruity, ripe and sweet dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh backbone, bit orange peal bitterness in the finish, good length. 86

2011 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico:
Ruby. Some cherries, dark berries, coffee and slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity even if leaner body, quite elegant, good lengrh. 87

2008 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino:
Ruby. Scented, pure red berries fruit, delicate and inviting nose, cool feel to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit lean and doesn't quite live up to the nose, fresh and clean, good length. 88

2006 Guido Guardiglia Perticia Sagrantino di Montefalco:
Ruby. Dark berries, coffee and some spices nose. Freshish acidity, high of ripe tannins, biting and firm, your lips are glued to the teeth, tannic finish. 86

2010 Vajra Barbera d'Alba Bricco delle Viole:
Ruby. Scented, floral, quite delicate nose, dark and red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, sweet, rich (15,5), good length. 87

2010 Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile:
Ruby. Dark berries, detailed nose, some floral notes and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fresh if a bit lean, good length. 87

2011 Massolino Barbera d'Alba Gisep:
Ruby. Rich, fruity, dark berries, ripe and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and somewhat sweet, good length. 88

2011 Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo:
Bright ruby. Scented, roses, cherries, delicate nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, bit lean and narrow palate if pure feel. 87

2007 Nervi Gattinara:
Bright red. Scented, red berries, quite delicate and transparent nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, tight, red berries, good length. 88

2010 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte:
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, some liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, lean, tight, firm even, red berries and cool feel, good length. 88

2008 Brovia Barolo:
Ruby. Red berries, anise, cherries and scented nose, delicate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit lean palate, fruity, bit tight and firm, good length. 89

2006 Massolino Barolo:
(Magnum) Bright ruby. Scented, vanilla, red berries, tight nose, woody. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich, ripe, slightly sweet and some alcohol notes, good length. 89

2009 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella:
Bright ruby. Scented, detailed, red berries, floral, anise, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fruity, cherries, anise, cigar touch, slightly warm finish. 90

2008 Aldo Conterno Barolo:
Ruby. Scented, red berries and cherries, liquorice, tar and roses nose, lovely. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and almost dancing, lively, long finish. 91

2009 Massolino Barolo Parafada:
Bright ruby. Red berries, vanilla, liquorice and slightly scented nose. Ripe. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet fruit, ripe, sweet blueberries finish, bit warm. 89

2007 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva:
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, figs, cherries and letaher notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet fruits, ripe morellos, anise, long finish, bit warm and slightly bitter. 90

Burgundies, Jura and fortifieds from Moestue January release


2011 Thierry & Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Rouge Matrot:
Bright ruby. Unripe strawberries and some herbs on the nose. Fresh acidity, few and ripe tannins, raspberries palate, cool and easy going. 85

2011 Domaine Arlaud Bourgogne Rouge Ronceive:
Bright ruby. Light nose of red berries and slightly scented notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity Bourgogne Rouge, good balance, slight green note in finish. 86

2012 Marquis d'Angerville Domaine du Pélican Arbois Trois Cépages:
Pale ruby. Some herbs, red berries, bit tight nose, scented behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, bit tight and refreshing backbone, one could almost be in Volnay. 89

2011 Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Guettes:
Bright ruby. Some herbs, slightly unripe red berries, some bananas, leanish nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, refreshing backbone, good length. 87

2007 Thierry & Pascale Matrot Volnay Santenots:
Bright ruby. Red berries, slightly scented and a starting figs touch far back on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, some vanilla, balanced but dies off a bit quick. 86

2007 Thierry & Pascale Matrot Blagny La Pièce Sous le Bois:
Bright ruby. Tight nose of some red berries, lean. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant body, refreshing, balanced, again a bit lean and not for everyone, charming. 87

2011 Gilles Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut Saint Jacques:
Bright ruby. Herbs, red berries, cool nose, nettles nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, pure, red berries, slight unripe note, ever so slightly biting finish. 89

2008 Domaine de la Suffrene Rouge Les Lauves:
(Magnum) Ruby. Richa and fruity nose, warm summers day bowl of dark berries. Medium acidity, high of ripe tannins, fruity, intens, bit warm and tannic finish. 86

Henriques & Henriques Sercial 5 Years Old:
Deeper golden. Some dried apricots, bananas, and almonds nose. Fresh acidity, leaner palate, fresh, not to complex but balanced and inexpensive. Also great for excellent Madeira sauce if you find it too easy going. 86

2011 Mas Amiel:
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, dark berries, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich, ripe, fresh finish, long. 89

Some January news at the Monopoly, Faiveley and more


2013 Eifel-Pfeiffer EP Riesling Kabinett:
Pale lemon yellow. Epler, mineraler, lett duft. Frisk syre, lett enkel men balansert, billig vin. 80

2011 Von Hövel Oberemmeler Riesling Kabinett Feinherb:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, pears, fairly detailed nose. Fresh acidity, some bitter notes on the palate, good length. 89

2012 Cachazo Rueda Fenomenal:
Pale golden. Yellow fruits, fruity and slightly floral nose. Medium acidity, fruity, fairly elegant, rounded, good length. 85

2012 Cachazo Rueda Verdejo El Perro Verde:
Pale golden. Yellow fruity and some minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fairly intense, yellow fruity and a slight flinty note palate, good length. 87

2012 Scopetani Chianti:
Ruby. Red berries, floral, slightly scented, young. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, good balance, short but clean. 84

2011 Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir:
Bright ruby. Red berries, slight unripe note, herbs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going, bit lean, slightly untipe.

2011 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin:
Bright ruby. Red berries, quite scented, bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly rounded, slightly floral palate, good length. 88

2011 Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Grand Cru:
Bright ruby. Ruby, scented, some vanilla, floral, slight note of warmer fruit behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit structured and tight, bit Corton rough, long. 90

2012 Château Haut Magniet:
Ruby. Red and darker berries, touch of vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured and ever so slightly drying, give it a little bit of time in decanter. 83

1999 Château Potensac:
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, some figs, cassis, leather, elegant nose, maturing. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner style, classical, fresh and quite lively, red berries finish. 90

2012 Bodegas Exopto Bozeto de Exopto tinto:
Ruby, pink rim. Fruity, some herbs, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and fairly lively, good length. 85

2009 La Locomotora Crianza:
Ruby. Fruity, red berries, vanilla, dark berries and some liquorice nose. Fairly fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit aoky palate but manages, good length. 87

2007 La Locomotora Reserva:
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, liquorice, blueberries and red berries nose. Vanilla and some spices behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner mid palate, then fruitier finish, bit oak biting finish. 88

2011 Canestruc L'Equilibrista Garnacha:
Ruby. Fruity, rich, intense, some rubber notes, big. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, rich, good length. 86

2011 Comando G El Hombre Bala:
Ruby. Red and darker berries, fruity, fairly detailed nose. Rich. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and slightly sweet, bit warm finish. 86

2011 Comando G La Mujer Canon:
Ruby. Intense nose, some red berries, vanilla, fruity and rounded. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich, intense but fresh, long. Bit warm finish. 89

2008 Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino:
Ruby with thin brick rim. Scented, fruity, nuanced, delicate nose, cherries and liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, nuanced, refreshing, rounded finish, long. 92

09 Château Mancéde


2009 Château Mancédre:
Ruby. Rich, fruity, intense, dark berries, slightly scented and some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lacks the Pessac minerality, modern but not over done, bit oaky finish, good length. 86

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Skål av Ingvild Tennfjord




Fornøyelig lesning og det er åpenbart en skrive- og fortellerglede, og evne, som ikke alltid er tilstede for de som startet med vinen og ikke med skrivingen. Lettlest og humoristisk går hun inn i en fremmed verden og møter mange gleder, en god del utfordringer og noen skuffelser. For en som har vært med på reisen tidligere er det lett å kjenne seg igjen, selv om jeg ikke var like fersk i faget når jeg gjøv løs på WSET Diploma. Dette er en krevende utdanning over to og ett halvt år hvor over halvparten av de som starter ikke uteksamineres. Og om det er vettugt å prøve seg på Vinkelneren og Diploma samtidig vet jeg ikke, men ambisjonene er det lite å si på. Ingvilds ambisjoner, både i boken og i hennes artikler ellers synes å være ett ønske om å folkeliggjøre vin og vinspråk, og all ære for det, men hun skaper selv distanse ved å beskrive vinsamlere som gudfaren og folk med batmobil og glødende visakort. Jeg er oppvokst med en far som ikke blunker på å gi femsifrede beløp for en støtfanger eller baklykt til en bil. Folk bruker mer penger på å lakkere gamle Golfer og Amazoner enn hva de kan forvente å få for bilen om den selges uten at noen tenker så mye over det. Men bikker man noen hundrelapper for en flaske vin er man snobb og strør om seg med penger. Men vin er ikke bare en drikk, det er opplevelser, på lik linje med å kjøre en vakker veteranbil en sommerdag. Og de beste sitter som minner, lenge, lenge etter at flasken er destruert. 

Mange av beskrivelsene rundt det å forstå vinterminologi er gode om noen ganger noe mangelfulle. Men når det blir mer detaljert dukker det dessverre opp en del faktafeil og småfeil som det burde være lett for en redaksjon å utelukke. Pessac-Léognan og Graves er helt utelatt under Bordeaux, selv om Domaine de Chevalier anbefales. Om jeg som nybegynner leser dette, så skjønner jeg ikke hvor den anbefalingen kommer fra når vindistriktet ikke er nevnt i artikkelen foran. Château Haut-Goujon er ikke en klassiker fra Libourne eller høyresiden, selv om den er klassisk i stilen.  Og koster virkelig en vintage champagne mindre enn en non vintage fra samme produsent? Gjennomgangen av vindistriktene er ekstremt overfladiske og jeg er usikker på om det står nok til å danne en nysgjerrighet hos leseren for å prøve. Jeg vet at ønsket er å få amatøren vininteressert og at jeg er langt utenfor nedslagsfeltet, men denne delen av boka føles uinspirert og som ett pliktløp etter de langt mer sprudlende beskrivelsene ellers. Jeg vil også si at det er temperanillo som sitter i førersetet i Rioja, ikke garnacha. 

Men det Ingvild får frem, er at vin viser seg ikke å være så lett om man ønsker å forstå vin, og ikke bare nyte den. Det er ett fag som må læres om man skal forstå fullt ut. Jeg vet ikke om det er hensikten å fortelle dette i boken, men det kommer allikevel frem. Frustrasjonen over å bli satt på plass av kunder på Vinmonopolet Vika selv etter masse studietid. Nå er det ikke alltid like lett å gi ett enkelt råd på en vin til en rett, for noen krydrer litt mer, har litt annen saus, eller noe annet i sausen og annet tilbehør og vips så passer ikke ett godt tips like godt lengre. Personlig synes jeg gode vinråd nesten blir vanskeligere og vanskeligere snarere enn lettere og lettere med erfaring, også fordi jeg legger merke til at hver gang fem personer sitter rundt ett bord, så er folk uenige om hvilken vin som passet best. Vin og mat har så mange nyanser og detaljer at det er få fasiter. Og Vikakundene er nok den kundemassen som kan mest om vin av alle polets kunder i Norge. Men jeg håper Ingvilds fortellerglede og entusiasme kan smitte over på leserne, slik at de tør og ønsker og utforske mer, og kjøpe bedre viner. Jeg er redd fagspråket er kommet for å bli her som alle i andre fag, og at man må ha forståelse for språket for å skjønne fullt ut. Det er fortsatt de som synes hvem de drikker vin sammen med er viktigere enn vinen, og en god vinkjeller åpner dører. Men det er også en økende interesse for mat og drikkekultur, og denne boken bør være en fin inngangsbillett. Når jeg sitter overfor Ingvild på smakinger ser jeg en nysgjerrighet i blikket og en leten etter ting i glasset, etter svar, etter mer kunnskap. Og om den nysgjerrigheten når en av ti lesere er det fantastisk.

03 Lafite, 93 Monte Bello, 01 VCC, 03 Comtesse and more


2005 Duval-Leroy Clos des Bouveries:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively mousse, elegant and mineraly palate, bit tight, long. 90

2005 Duval-Leroy Authentis Cumieres:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals, citrus and a touch of brioche nose, deeper feel. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, tight, lemony, flinty, minerals, long finish. 91

2010 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve:
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, alcoholic and vanilla nose. Intense of cassis. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and warm, not fully balanced for my palate, long. 90

2010 Château Valandraud:
Deep ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, intense nose, deep and fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit biting texture, sweet at 15% alcohol, but at tjis very fruity stage it seems to balance more or less, not so shure when it settles down in a few years. 93 for now.

2009 Château Giscours:
Ruby. Anise, floral, cassis and fruity nose, slight herbal note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner palate but more together than a dissapointing bottle at the IMW Annual Claret Tasting in November, long. 93

2009 Château Brane-Cantenac:
Ruby. Scented, floral, cassis, fruity and elegant nose, lovely. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, nuanced, refreshing, lovely wine, very long. 95


2003 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande:
Ruby. Scented, fruity, leather, cassis, floral, yet again a nuanced 03 bottle. Freh acidity, ripe tannins, tighter palate than last bottle, surprisingly fresh for the vintage, nuanced, ripe and long. 93

2001 Vieux Château Certan:
Ruby. Fruity, nuanced, minerals, elegant and refined nose, detailed and flirting. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lovely balance, refreshing, quite open with air, long finish. 93

1993 Ridge Monte Bello:
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, leather, some cassis, dades, tobacco, quite flirting and mature nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, liquorice, figs, less mature palate than nose, fresh feel, long. 94

2003 Château Lafite Rothschild:
Ruby. Scented, nuanced, refined, leather and tobacco nose, cassis, cedar, gorgeous nose, better than last bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, refined, elegant, just starting figs, refined, lovely balance and texture, bit tight finish, very long. 96

2011 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese***:
Towards golden colour. Apples, minerals, floral and nuanced nose, delicate and flirting. Fresh acidity, lively, refreshing, mouthwatering, stunning balance, refined and long, lovely. 94

05 Cristal, 09 Lafleur, 05 Petrus and more


2005 Roederer Cristal:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals, nuanced, floral, very delicate nose, the more I taste it, the more delicate it seems. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, nuanced, fruitiest bottle so far, maybe it's opening up a bit. Long. 94

2006 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliére:
Bright ruby. Scented, fruity, blueberries and some cassis notes, figs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded palate, evolving for '06, tobacco, cinamon finish, long. 92

2005 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliére:
Ruby. Rich nose, cassis and coffee on the nose, figs and maturing notes, very ripe. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity palate, bit biting finish, long. 92

2009 Châteu La Mondotte:
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, intense, cassis and coffee nose, massive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and intense, bit warm finish, oaky and biting texture. 90

2008 Château Hosanna:
Ruby. Scented, fruity, nuanced and elegant nose, floral and dark berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, bit rich and ripe for the vintage, long. 93

2009 Château Lafleur:
Deep ruby. Fruity, more intense nose, blueberries, scented, floral and lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and richer palate, sweet, fruity, intense, coffee notes, bit woody finish, very long. 96

2005 Château Petrus:
Ruby. Scented, nuanced, elegant, refined touch of oak in front, flirting like few. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juanced, layered palate, bit tight even after two hours in decanter, more detailed than last bottle, extremelly long. 98

Five from Jadot and 1973 Kloster Eberbach


2010 Louis Jadot Saint-Aubin Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and some minerals nose. Fresh acidoty, fruity, leaner feel but also slightly creamy texture, cool apples palate, good length. 87

2011 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, lime and tighter nose. Fresh acidity, lemons, lime and cool apples palate, lovely balance, fresh. 89

2011 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity nose, somewhat richer. Fresh acidity, fruity, smoky, buttery, popcorn, good length. 88

2007 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin:
Pale ruby. Scented, fruity, nuanced and elegant nose, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant if a bit lean, good length. 87

2007 Louis Jadot Beaune Theurons 1er Cru:
Pale ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leanish palate, good length. 86

1973 Kloster Eberbach Steinberger Riesling Eiswein-Beerenauslese:
Amber with golden hue. Dried apricots, raisins, floral, butter scotch touch, rich and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, lively, rounded texture, refreshing and mothwatering, almost creamy texture, long indeed. 95

3 Christmas bottles


2008 Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin:
Pale ruby. Redcurrants and unripe strawberries nose, ever so slightly scented. High acidity feel because of the lean body, ripe tannins, unripe fruit, lean and green, tight, never opens in decanter. 86

2010 Bruno Clair Chambolle-Musigny Les Veroilles:
Bright ruby. Detailed and nuanced nose, red berries, somewhat scented on top, strawberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, young and vibrant, quite detailed, rounds of with air, long. 90

2001 Marques de Riscal Reserva:
Ruby. Red- and blueberries nose, liquorice, vanilla and the fine fruit of the vintage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit oaky but can handle it nicely and enough fruit to counter, evolves beautifully, good length. 89

05 Lafon Montrachet, 1957 and 2008 Maison Leroy, 06 Coche-Dury, 53 Cheval Blanc and 89 Drouhin RSV


2005 Comte Lafon Montrachet:
Straw yellow. Starting out with honey, nuts and butter, with more air all kinds of citrus and some orange flowers as well, superb minerality, detailed. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, bit rich and nutty, intense, layered, slight caramelized apples note, some bitter notes, orange peel, smoky minerals, ever so sligjtly rough in the incredibly long finish, minutes. 97 *****


2008 Maison Leroy Meursault 1er Cru Les Bouchères:
Pale straw yellow. Apples, minerals, tight, some yellow fruits, detailed nose. Youthful and delicate. Fresh acidity, rounded, creamy texture, lemons, slightly tart, long if lean finish. 94 *****

2006 Coche-Dury Meursault:
Pale straw yellow. Apples, lemons, flinty minerals, orange blossoms, delicate and nuanced nose, intense. Fresh acidity, crisp, nuanced, rich, intense, smoky and flinty, almost sharp, long. 92 ****


1989 Joseph Drouhin Romanée-Saint-Vivant:
Served blind. Ruby with thin garnet rim. Slightly scented, plums and red berries, ripe, intense, just a touch of sous bois, minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, lively but not brilliant on the palate, oak is a bit up there, long. Falls apart after an hour. 94 *****


1953 Château Cheval Blanc:
In neck fill. Earthy, anise, touch of floral notes comes and goes, lots of tobacco and coffee. Fresh acidity, drying tannins, leaner palate, minerals and tobacco finish, long if drying. 83 *

1957 Maison Leroy Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets:
Pale garnet with broad orange rim. Red berries, figs, redcurrants, leather, some sous bois, floral notes and a slight touch of spices. Fresh acidity, tannins soon gone, elegant and nuanced, lively and refreshing, delicate absolutely lovely. In Zalto Burgundy glass, the nose dissapears. 93 *****