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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Gaia and Chaeos September release


2013 Umani Ronchi Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Villa Bianchi
Watery lemon yellow. Light pears and yellow fruits nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fresh and fruity, 85

2013 Umani Ronchi Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Superiore Casal di Serra
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light gooseberries nose and faint tropical touch. Fresh acidity, slightly creamy and rounded, fresh, lemons touch. 87

2013 Umani Ronchi Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Superiore Vecchie Vigne
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, honey note, pears nose, more shut. Freshish acidity, creamy, rounded, fruity, phenolics note, light bitter and warm finish. 87

2013 Jermann Vinnae
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, plums, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and rounded, yellow plums, rounded finish. 87

2013 Jermann Afix Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, light tropical note, minerals. Fresh acidity (not too fresh for Riesling), fruity and rounded

2013 Anslemi Capitel Foscarino
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, fruity, scented, light melons and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh note, good length. 87

2013 Planeta Alastro
Pale golden. Apples, smoky minerals and light bergamot nose. Fresh acidity, rich and fruity nose before narrower and fresh finish, slightly warm. 86

2012 Marco de Bartoli Grappoli del Grillo
Pale lemon yellow. Rich and fruity, intense nose, creamy, slight wax note. Freshish acidity, rounded, fruity, minerals, structured, phenolics, lees note. Almost sap like note. 86

2012 Barth Riesling Charta
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, rounded nose, subdued scented note and minerals. Fresh acidity, fruity, lemons, apples, slight bitterness. 87

2012 Barth Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, light plums nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, light bitter apples and pears note, fruity, good length. 88

2012 Barth Hattenheim Schönhell Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Tropical, fruity, apples, tight. Fresh acidity, fruity, light bitter note, fruity but could be more layered. 88

2008 Barth Hattenheim Hassel Riesling GG
Towards lemon yellow.

2012 Barth Hattenheim Hassel Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tight and a bit closed nose, light minerality in the back. Fresha cidity, fruity, lively and elegant, fresh, could have more nuances. 88

2013 Josef Ehmoser Hohenberg Grüner Veltliner
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light scented and tropical note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, some bitter notes, fresh and fruity. 87

2013 Dominique Roger Sancerre Domaine du Carrou
Pale lemon yellow. Heavy nose for Sancerre, honey, wax and fruits. Fresh acidity, fruity, bitter, grapefruits, leaner and almost sharp finish. 85

2011 Some Young Punks Taken Brave
Pale lemon yellow. Rich nose, citrus, apples, some rubber. Freshish acidity, ripe, fruity, ripe and a bit rich, good length. 86

2013 Casabianca Sussingo Toscana Rosso
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, light scented and floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh if a little bit hollow and herbal. 83

2013 Umani Ronchi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Podere
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, light anise note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, bit lean, some herbs. 83

2013 Umani Ronchi Rosso Piceno Tajano
Ruby. Scented, violets and jasmine over dark fruits nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, liquorice and fruity palate, bit alcoholic finish. 83

2010 Umani Ronchi Rosso Conero Riserva Cumaro
Deep ruby. Rich liquorice and overripe cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and lightly sweet, liquorice finish. 85

2012 Tenuta Ulisse Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Amaranta
Deep ruby. Rich, liquorice, rich, alcoholic and big. Freshish acidity, rich and fruity. 83

2012 Tenuta Ulisse Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Nativae
Deep ruby. Herbal, cooked nettles and anise nose. Light spritzy palate, fruity, rounded, slightly herbal. 84

2011 Jermann Blau E Blau
Ruby. Dark berries nose, light herbal touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity on the sweet side. 85

2012 Accordini Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Acinatico
Ruby. Scented, red and darker berries, slight spicy note, cherries and liquorice. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner palate than nose suggests, good length. 86


2012 Fattoria di Fubbiano Colline Lucchesi Fubbiano Rosso
Ruby. Dark fruits, rich nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity. 83

2011 Fattoria di Fubbiano Colline Lucchesi First Love
Ruby. Scented, alcoholic high note and liquorice nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich, big and sweet. 83

2012 Petra Zingari
Ruby. Red berries, light herbal note nose, leather touch. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fresher mid palate and finish than attack. 84

2011 Petra Ebo
Deep ruby. Rich, cooked, spicy, alcoholic nose. Fresher palate, more nuanced, ripe but with freshness. 85

2012 Cabutto Tenuta la Volta Barbera d'Alba Barbera d'Alba Superiore
Ruby. Cooler nose, red berries, slightly scented, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, softer and fruity, elegant Barbera. 87

2011 Fontanabianca Barbaresco
Ruby. Scented, red berries, rose hips, tar, detailed and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly elegant and fresh, fruity if leaner, good length. 88

2010 Giovanni Rosso Barolo Ceretta
Ruby. Slightly roses and cherries note, liquorice nose. Light coffee touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, detailed, fresh and quite mouthwatering finish, structured. 90

2009 Giovanni Rosso Barolo Vigna Rionda Tomasso Canale
Bright ruby. Scented, dark berries, fruity, scented and slight VA note. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, leaner structured, slight volatility, fresh and long. 92

2010 Accordini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Acinatico
Deep ruby. Tomatoes, heavy, spices, dark fruits and herbs. Freshish acidity, ripe, big and alcoholic, unbalanced in my world. 85

2013 OMA Barbera d'Alba
Ruby. Fresh raspberries fruit, light anise touch, fruit forward and refreshing nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and soft tannins, fruity, fresh finish, rounder than last vintage. 86

2012 Josef Ehmoser St. Laurent
Ruby. Dark chocolate and blackberries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded, good length. 86

2013 Caliboro Erasmo Barbera Garnacha
Deepish ruby. Rich and dark fruity note with a faint herbal touch. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, slight herbal note in finish, spicy. 85

2011 Some Young Punks Fierce Allure
Ruby. Cassis, spicy, cinamon, bay leaf nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and somewhat sweet, detailed. 87

2011 Some Young Punks Lust Collides
Ruby. Fresh nose, dark fruits, scented and chocolate. Fresha cidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, mulberries, good length. 87

2013 Some Young Punks Naked on Rollerskates
Deep ruby. Rich nose, fruity, ripe and deep, rose hips high note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and sweet, ripe, softer texture. 86

2013 Principe Pallavicini Jaktvin Storvilt
Ruby. Fruity, ripe red and darker berries nose, liquorice. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded, leaner palate. 83

2009 Barth Hallgartener Jungfer Riesling Eiswein
Pale golden. Apricots, fruity, not to intense nose. Fresh acidity, rich and almost heavy for Eiswein on the palate, rich, lively, creamy, superb balance, refreshing and detailed, sweet and long. 93

2009 Caliboro Erasmo Torontel Late Harvest
Golden. Rich, butter, caramel, spicy, honey nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and rounded, fresh and lively, rich, slightly burnt finish. 90

2004 Gaia Estate Nemea Anatolikos
2500 bottles made. Bright ruby. Rich and intense nose, leaner, leather and anise. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, dried fruits, fresh. 88

2011 Anselmi I Capitelli
Golden. Mushrooms and apricots nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, leaner, fairly fresh. 87

2012 Marco de Bertoli Passito di Pantelleria Buuram Sole d'Agosto
Light amber. Slightly hollow but intense canned apricots, raisins and light spicy note nose. Freshish acidity, rich and fruity, little bit hollow and alcohol is a bit showy. 88

2010 Accordini Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Acinatico
Deep ruby. Rich, big, intense nose, blackberries, intense vanilla and raspberries. Fresh acidity, ripe and fruity, rich, sweet, quite lovely raspberries and blueberries palate. Bit dry finish.  90







September release from Red & White


2013 LGI Wines Montgravet Gros Manseng
Watery golden colour. Light fruity nose. Fresh and fruity, very easy going. 78

2013 LGI Wines Monastier Sauvignon Blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity nose. Freshish acidity, straightforward. 78

2013 Martin Codax Mara Martin Godello
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical note nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, easy, slightly bitter finish. 82

2012 Jean-Marx Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes
Pale lemon yellow. Slightly scented, light herbal and ripe gooseberries nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, easy going. 86

2013 Leitz Riesling trocken BIB
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and pears nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh. 81

2013 Leitz Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg Riesling Spätlese trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, light grapefruit and apples note, some citrus. 87

2013 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals behind, some herbs nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh. 86

2011 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, chalk and chilled sea front nose, layered. Fresh acidity, fruity, leaner, fresh and detailed, light citrus touch and faint butter hint. 89

2010 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaugiraut
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lemons, spices almost like cinnamon note. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, fresh and rounded, detailed, slightly rich finish. Getting somewhat fatter than last bottle. 90

2010 Duplessis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, floral, light butter note, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, more rounded than last bottle, fresh, lively with lovely butter note in the finish, long. 92

2013 Elvio Cogno Anas Cëtta (Nascetta)
Pale lemon yellow. Intense citrus, light nutty note nose, floral. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh and lively, rounded almost nutty finish. 87

2013 Jean-Max Roger Sancerre La Grange Dimiere Rosé
Pale salmon. Fruity, apples and light red berries. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh. 86

2013 Marques de Somera Temperanillo *
Ruby. Fruity nose, dark berries and light spicy note. Fresh acidity, few tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh. 81

2012 Vidigal Reserva
Ruby. Spicy and peppery over dark berries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity. 81

2013 LGI Wines Montgravet Syrah
Deep ruby. Ripe and sweetish fruits nose. Medium acidity, soft tannins, rounded. 80

2013 Orion Wines Le Murrina Primitivo
Deep ruby. Rich, ripe dark fruits and faint coffee hint nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, warm and soft, edgy finish. 81

2010 Canto Barbera d'Asti Superiore
Ruby. Rich, fruity nose, spicy and liquorice. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, soft, ripe and sweetish. 83

2013 Dom Brial La Grande Merveille
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity nose, blueberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity. 84


2013 Poggio Argentiera Antonio Camillo Principio Ciliegiolo
Bright ruby. Violets and bright red fruits and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly hollow mid palate but elegant fruit, drier tannins in finish, but fairly subtle. 86

2013 Poggio Argentiera Bellamarsilia Morellino di Scansano
Bright ruby. Fruity, ripe, some leather and cooked morellos nose. Slightly spritzy palate, herbs underneath, bit edgy. 84

2010 Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Agostino Petri
Ruby. Scented, red berries, light anise note, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and elegant, fruity, refreshing, anise finish. 86

2010 Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva La Prima
Ruby. Some vanilla, ripe berries, little bit warm nose. Fresh acidity, ripe, rich and fruity, little bit sweet. More power, less finesse. 87

2013 Elvio Cogno Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna del Mandorlo
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity, ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe. 86

2012 Elvio Cogno Barbera d'Alba Bricco Dei Merli
Ruby. Ripe and rich, fruity, some alcohol. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, bit sweet and alcoholic. 86

2009 Château Les Ormes Sorbet
Deep ruby. Cassis, scented, dark berries, flirting nose. Tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, cassis and blueberries, long. 90

2010 Château Les Ormes Sorbet
Deep ruby. Some oak over ripe fruits, cassis, layered, some blueberries on the nose, light tobacco note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity but also restrained and firm, tannic finish that needs time, wait ten years. 90

2009 Alejandro Fernandez El Vincula Crianza
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity nose, blueberries and plums. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and alcoholic, warm and sweet finish, lots of liquorice. 87

2008 Tommaso Bussola L'errante
Deep ruby. Dark berries, rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rich and alcoholic. (16,5) 86

2009 Tomasso Bussola Peagna Passito
Amber gold. Dried fruits, slight sherry feel, lightly oxidised with a salty minerality beneath. Fresh acidity, tropical fruits, rich and fruity, rounded, nutty finish.

2011 Dom Brial Rivesaltes Grenat
Deep ruby. Rich, dark fruits, blackberries, big and Port-like nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and fruity, good length. 88

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

September release Vinarius, Plusvini and Vinum including Ridge and Kistler


Huber-Verdereau Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noir Brut
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Light apples and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, rounded mousse, fruity if leaner finish. 84

2011 I Custodi Ante
Pale lemon yellow. Light apply nose, light tropical note.fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, easy going. 81

2013 Hirtzberger Rotes Tor Grüner Veltliner Federspiel
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some gooseberries in the back on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, elegant, bit lean. 86

2012 Hirtzberger Axpoint Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, pears, honey note, light floral note. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, slight bitter finish. 88

2012 Hirtzberger Honivogl Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, yellow fruits and light tropical note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, slight bitter note, grapefruit and melon finish, long. 89

2012 Hirtzberger Steinterrassen Riesling Federspiel
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some yeast, slightly dusty. Fresh acidity, fruity, phenolic, slight bitter note, fruity and rounded, fresh finish. 87

2012 Hirtzberger Hochrain Riesling Smaragd
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, cool fruits nose. Fresh acidity, lively, ripe lemons and green apples, fresh and lively, fruity finish, slight bitter note. 90

2012 Hirtzberger Singerriedel Riesling Smaragd
Pale lemon yellow. Focused nose, pears, green apples, minerals and yeast nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, apples and some grapefruits palate, fresh if a bit lean finish, or rather narrow, good length. 89

2013 Peter Jackob Kühn Triade Riesling trocken
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, yeast, dusty nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, refreshing, lemony finish. 87

2013 Peter Jackob Kühn Rheingau Riesling trocken Jacobus
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, light citrus and floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, lively and rounded if leaner palate, fresh. 87

2013 Peter Jackob Kühn Quarzit Riesling trocken
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flinty nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, quite mouthwatering, little bit easy going, lovely finish. 88

2013 Peter Jackob Kühn Oestrich Lenchen Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and fruits but quite shut nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fruity, quite playful, bit more intense palate, green apples. 88

2013 Pabiot Puilly-Fumé
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity if narrower nose, light floral note. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, fresh finish. 86

2011 Huber-Verdereau Mercurey Vieilles Vignes
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity for Mercurey, bit honeyed. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, honey and some wax, good length. 87

2012 Huber-Verdereau Meursault En Dressolles
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some popcorn and honey, light floral nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh and almost creamy, fruity finish. 88

2012 Kistler Les Noisetiers Sonoma Coast
Towards lemon yellow. Rich, buttery, minerals, apples and light tropical fruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lemons and apples, creamy, light nuts and butter finish. 90

2012 Kistler Sonoma Mountain
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, creamy, rich, vanilla, nuts, quite rich, smoky minerals. Fresh acidity, lively, rounded, lemons, apples, fresh and fruity, slightly warm finish, long. 91

2012 Ridge Estate Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some honey and butter nose, slightly of nuts. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, somewhat rich, popcorn, some vanilla, creamy finish. 88

2011 Ridge Montebello Chardonnay
Towards lemon yellow. Creamy nose, nuts, butter, popcorn, yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, crisp lemons note, creamy and fruity, long, bit warm finish. 90

2012 Terre del Barolo BIB
Bright ruby. Light tar and roses nose, cherries and anise. Fresh acidity, soft tannins, fresh and fruity. 82

2013 I Custodi Alnus
Light red colour. Light red berries nose, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, slightly cooked and jammy strawberries finish. 84

2012 I Custodi Pistus
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, light dark berries touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, somewhat leaner structure, good length. 86


2008 I Custodi Aetneus
Bright ruby. Jammy and cooked strawberries and raspberries, ripe and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, liquorice, little bit dry finish, edgy and somewhat warm. 86

2011 Hubert-Verdereau Bourgogne-Hautes-Côtes du Beaune
Bright ruby. Red berries and some warm nettles on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity if leaner. 85

2012 Huber-Verdereau Pommard Clos du Colombier
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, detailed and elegant nose, open and flirting for Pommard. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity, fresh and elegant finish. 88

2011 JM Bouley Volnay Clos de la Cave
Bright ruby. Lightly scented red berries nose, light floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh  and fruity, elegant if on the lean side, refreshing. 88

2011 JM Bouley Volnay 1er Cru Les Carelles
Bright ruby. Red berries nose, fruity, lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, good length. 88

2011 JM Bouley Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Bright ruby. Red berries, slightly scented, elegant and detailed nose, little bit tender. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, detailed, some vanilla, fresh. 89

2011 JM Bouley Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Bright ruby. Red berries, cooler fruits, light spices note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner, transparent for Volnay, elegant. 89

2012 Akilia Chano Villar
Bright ruby. Raspberries, fruity and fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh. 85

2012 Akilia Lombano
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, nuanced, slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, fruity, good length. 86

2013 Olivier Riviere Rayos Uva
6033 bottles made. Bright ruby. Red berries and herbs nose. Freshish acidity, few tannins, bit hollow. 82

2012 Olivier Riviere Ganko
2133 bottles made. Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, ripe morellos, blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, sweet and fruity, warm finish. 86

2012 Kistler Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Ripe red berries, scented, raspberries, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, elegant, slightly warm finish, good length. 89

2012 Kistler Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Fruity, more nuanced and elegant nose, little bit warm and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, vanilla, spices, before slightly warm finish. 90


2012 Ridge Geyserville
Ruby. Rich, ripe, big and powerful nose, dark berries, vanilla and alcohol. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, sweet, rich and warm finish, good length. 88

2011 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby. Cassis, cheese, herbs, anise and bay leaf, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, good length. 89

2011 Ridge Montebello
Ruby. Cassis, fruity, rich, vanilla, slight coffee notes, layered and complex nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, layered, rich and fruity, long. 93


2013 Zio Porco Porseao 'Flying white pig' Veneto Bianco IGT
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively palate, fresh and elegant. 85

2009 Vignailolo Contrà Soarda Il Pendio Veneto Bianco IGT
Almost lemon yellow. Minerals nose, almost gruyere like salty cheese. Some yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, again that cheese saltiness with some honey. Different! 86

2011 Zio Porco Porcheira 'Swishness blend'
Ruby. Fruity, dark berries, light anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, fruity, fresh finish. 86

2009 Vignailolo Contrà Soarda Contrà Soarda
Ruby. Dark berries, cinnamon, aniseed and rosemary. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity, rounded, bay leaf finish. 87

2010 Vignailolo Contrà Soarda Terre di Lava
Ruby. Rich and ripe nose, fruity, dark plums and morellos nose, bit warm. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, bit sweet. 86

2013 Tenute Rubino Oltreme' Susumaniello. *
Ruby. Fruity, red and darker berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, quite good fruit but lacks distinct properties other than that. 85

2011 Mirafiore Dolcetto d'Alba
Ruby. Violets, dark plums and some coffee notes nose. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, easy going. 85

2005 Mirafiore Barolo Riserva
Ruby. Tar, roses, rich, intense, coffee, liquorice and morellos nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, structured, some figs and plums, anise and leather, slightly dry finish, big, bit warm. 90


2009 Cà del Vent Franciacorta Brut Pas Operé
Towards lemon yellow, small bubbles. Minerals, apples, yeast, slight pears note nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh and fruity, slight bitter note, fresh finish, good length. 88

2009 Cà del Vent Franciacorta Brut Blanc de Pas Operé
Towards lemon yellow, small bubbles. Minerals, apples, pears, white fruits and yeast nose. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, fresh and almost firmer, detailed, good length. 89

2007 Cà del Vent Franciacorta Brut Sospiri
Towards lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, yeast, light banana touch, fruity nose.  Freshish acidity, elegant mousse, light rubber note, banana finish. 87

Andre Jacquart Grand Cru Mesnil experience Brut Blanc de Blancs
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, yeast, focused and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, crisp, fresh, apply, pears, detailed, long. 90

2013 Scacciadiavoli Grechetto dell'Umbria
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity, lemons and floral nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, easy going, charming but a little bit to sweet finish. 83

2013 Paulinshof Figaro Riesling Fenherb
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, yeast and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lively, raspberries and ripe lemons palate, fresh. 85

2012 Tissot Chardonnay les Graviers
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, honey and wax nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, apples freshness and more yellow fruity, good length. 89


2011 Tissot Savagnin
Towards golden. Oxidative, rich, nuts, volatile, bananas. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, wax and honey, rich, dried fruits and nuts, good length. 89

2012 Valpantena Valpolicella Ripasso Torre del Falasco
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, easy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity. 84

2011 Valpantena Amarone della Valpolicella
Ruby. Rich, some alcohol and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean for Amarone, bit alcoholic, but fresher than most. 87

2013 Hervé Villemade Cheverny Domaine
Pale ruby. Red berries, fruity, slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, good length. 87

2012 Domaine de l'Horizon L'Esprit de l'Horizon rouge
Ruby. Dark berries, spices and rubber nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit easy going. 86

2011 Leon Barral Faugeres
Ruby. Scented, red berries, cinamon and anise nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, slightly cooked, dark berries and spicy finish. 87

2011 Leon Barral Faugeres Jadis
Ruby. Scented, spices, red berries, vanilla and almost smoky note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, firmer texture, good length. 88

2011 Muster Zweigelt
Ruby. Light scented note on top of leaner dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, easy going, fresh. 84

2007 Muster Graf Zweigelt
Ruby. Scented, fruity, dark berries, little bit cooked nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded before fresher finish. 87

2013 Sergio Barbaglia Ardeo Colline Novarezi Nebbiolo
Pale lemon yellow. Scented, red berries, light tar note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively. 85

2012 Franco Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, anise and light leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity, anise, liquorice, good length. 86

2008 Franco Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino
Ruby. Red berries, liquorice and blackberries, light leather note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, detailed, rounded, leaner, good length. 88

2010 Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso
Ruby. Trainer note, red berries and anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, good length. 85

2008 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino
Ruby. Rich, big alcohol nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, big and alcoholic, lacks balance. 83









Thursday, 24 July 2014

Whites from Moestue July release

It seems the whites from the Moestue July release dissapeared somehow, here they are again.


2010 Les Caves de Hautes Côtes Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Millésimé
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, some yeast, light nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh and light, light and elegant texture. 84

1999 Billecart Salmon Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart
Towards lemon yellow, small bubbles. Subdued yeast and mineral notes, detailed and elegant, cool apples and wet stones, light citrus note, fresh and layered. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, lively and detailed, leaner and focused, almost crisp, some pears in the finish, long. 94

2013 Quinta do Ameal Loureiro
Pale lemon yellow. Peach, apples, light citrus flowers note nose. Freshish acidity, rounded and fruity, elegant texture, slightly sweet, good length. 85

2013 Weingut Stadt Krems Kremstal Grüner Veltliner
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, subdued minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant, good length. Almost creamy texture. 85

2013 J-M Brocard Chablis Pierre de Prehy
Pale lemon yellow. Chalk and some apples nose, light citrus note nose. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, rounded, slight bitter note in finish, creamy. 85

2011 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Frionnes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, detailed, minerals, floral and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, fresh and detailed, almost creamy with fresh citrus note, lively finish, long. 90

2012 Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Elegant nose, minerals, citrus, orange blossoms, apples, slight spicy and smokey note behind. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, elegant, gained a bit in body since last bottle, refreshing finish. 90


2012 Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, little yeast note, faint citrus, little bit closed. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, fresh, detailed, creamy, lively citrus, elegant and long. 92

2012 Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slight smoky note, citrus and some floral notes. Fresh acidity, lively, creamy, fruity and rounded, fresh, quite elegant, detailed and long. Narrow at the moment, give it lots of air, long. 93

2010 Vie di Romans Flors de Uis
Towards lemon yellow. Rich, ripe peach, wax, overripe strawberries nose. Fresh acidity, bit funky, phenolic, ripe, both sweet and dry notes, different wine, a bit all over the place. Warm finish. 89

2010 Vie di Romans Vie de Romans Chardonnay
Towards lemon yellow. Rich, honey, peach, wax, iris nose. Freshish acidity, rich, rounded, creamy, citrusy finish, bit heavy, warm finish. 88

2010 Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio
Towards lemon yellow, orange tint. Peach, apricots, tropical notes nose, rich. Rounded texture, acidity comes more in the mid palate, fruity, ripe, rich, warm finish. 88

2013 3 Winzer 3 Winzer Riesling Trocken
BiB Pale lemon yellow. Light, fresh, floral and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant and lively, citrusy finish. 82

2013 Wittmann Estate Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Light nose, apples, citrus, floral, bit tight. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, fresh, fairly rounded before more acidic finish. 84

2013 Stadt Krems Riesling Steinterrassen
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerals, elegant subdued floral note above. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh and detailed, lively and playful, good length. 88

2012 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Schiefergestein Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, light raspberry note, floral high notes nose. Fresh acidity, leaner, rounded, fresh and detailed, playful finish, good length. 89

2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some peach and citrus, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and elegant, fruity, fresh, good length. 88

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Blend Wines May news


2013 Domäne Wachau Riesling Himmelsteige Federspiel
Watery lemon yellow. Appley, light floral nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and fruity, fresh, some citrus finish. 85

2013 Kruger-Rumpf Schiefer Riesling Trocken
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, light fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, floral and citrus finish. 87

2013 Kruger-Rumpf Quarzit Riesling Trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, citrus and elegant mineraly nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, apply, some ripe lemons, minerals and floral. 88

2013 Katharina Wechsler Riesling Trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, elegant citrus finish. 88

2013 Julian Haart Mosel Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light citrus, minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, detailed, elegant floral and sweet touch, fresh. 89

2013 Pazo de Senoans Albarino
Pale lemon yellow. Citrusy and light tropical nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh. 85

2012 Mas d'Alezom La Prestbytere
Ruby. Dark and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, dark berries, good length. 86

2011 Clos du Gravillas Lo Viélh Carignan
Deep ruby. Scented, dark berries, liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, leaner palate, fairly detailed, good length. 88

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Red May news R&W


2012 Waterkloof False Bay Shiraz
Ruby. Fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and soft tannins, fruity and easy going. 82

2009 Hoopenburg PTY Hoopenburg Shiraz
Ruby. Fruity, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fruity, fairly rounded. 84

2011 Hoopenburg PTY Hoopenburg Pinotage
Bright ruby. Fruity, slight rubber touch nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, slightly edgy, sweet fruits, bit herbal, burnt note. 84

2010 Waterkloof Circle of Life Red
Ruby. Red berries, some herbs. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner, herbal finish. 85

2012 Albert Bichot Coteaux Bourguignon
Bright ruby. Some red berries, slight vanilla and anise note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity. 85

2011 Quinta de Chocopalha Mar de Lisboa
Ruby. Red berries, anise and blueberries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fruity, rounded, bit thin finish. 82

2010 Quinta de Chocopalha CH by Chocapalha
Ruby. Rich nose of dark fruits, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, vanilla, good length. 88

2012 Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico San Jacopo
Bright ruby. Fruity, vanilla, red and darker berries, anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively, elegant, good length. 88

2012 Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba
Ruby. Blackberries, anise and ever so slightly floral nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, softer texture, fruity, rounded, good length. 87

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d'Alba San Lorenzo
Ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe nose, big, dark berries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, slightly woody finish. 88

2012 Bartolo Mascarello Langhe Nebbiolo
Pale ruby. Red berries jam, anise, roses touch, fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla, fruity, structured, drying tannins in finish, long. 89

2009 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
Pale ruby. Tar, roses, rich, intense, plums, coffee and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tahhins, fruity, anise, richer palate, sweet cherries finish, slightly bitter. 92

2010 Condado de Haza Crianza
Deepish ruby. Blueberries, blackberries, some liquorice and vanilla nose, fairly intense. Slight coffee note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, refreshing, more integrated oak than a few years back, give it a few hours in decanter or five years in the cellar. 89

2011 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Eiswein
Pale golden. Grapey and pineapples nose, fresh and fruity. Fresh acidity, pineapples, quite intense, fruity, sweet, playful, long. 90

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Some amazing sweets including Yquem 07, 03 Royal Tokaji Essencia and 1880 Terrantez


2007 Château d'Yquem:
Golden. Intense, apricots, vanilla, scented, orange zest, layered, nuanced and complex nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, lively and nuanced palate, rich, caramel and bitter touch, incredibly long. 97 *****

2009 Château Suduiraut:
Pale golden. Apples, apricots, pineapples, superb nose, nuanced and elegant. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, intense, slight bitter note in the finish. Long. 95 *****

2009 Château Coutet:
Golden. Apricots, apples, minerals, pure and gorgeous nose, intense yet delicate. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, lively, refreshing, superb, I love this wine. Long. 95 *****

2009 Château Guiraud:
Golden. Pineapples, pure, fruity and intense nose, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, elegant, lively, refreshing and creamy palate, bit more shut than last bottle a few weeks ago, long. 94 ****


2010 Kracher Burgenland Grande Cuvée Nouvelle Vague No.6 Trockenbeerenauslese:
Pale amber. Ricjh, fruity, pear and mushrooms nose. Fresh acidity, almost crisp, playful and fruity palate, and cleaner and fresher palate than nose, long. 92 ****

2000 Disznókö Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos:
Pale amber. Rich, apricots, raisins, floral, beautiful nose, clean and pure. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, refreshing, almost velvety texture, long. 93 *****

2003 Royal Tokaji Essencia:
Orange amber. Apricots, raisins, intense more than outright complex, superbly fresh and nuanced nose, layered and deep. High acidity, fruity, nuanced, refreshing and lively palate, superb, pure, incredibly long. 97 *****

1880 D'Oliveiras Terrantez:
Beautiful orange amber colour, gold rim. Rich and complex nose, nothing more to ad. Fresh and high acidity, superb balance, firmer style, layered and nuanced, leaner and maybe more focused than last bottle, tight finish, long. 93 ****

02 Pontet-Canet and more


2005 Nikolaihof Steiner Hund Riesling Reserve:
Pale lemon yellow. Somewhat spicy apples and subdued minerals nose, cinamon, pears and a slight tropical note, lovely nose, starting to evolve. Fresh acidity, elegant  and lively, leaner than the nose suggests, quite lively, mineral nerve through it, refreshing, very apply palate, slight ripe lemon note, long. 92 ****

2002 Château Pontet-Canet:
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, starting leather note, ripe feel fro the vintage, still very youthful nose, slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit lean, needs air to open and round off, little bit oaky for the fruit, good length. 90 ****

2000 Tokaji Classic Tokaji Aszú Essencia:
Amber with gold-green rim. Gorgeous nose of raisins, dried apricots, floral notes, cinamon, nuts, layers upon layers, intense. Fresh acidity, lively, smooth texture, rich, nuanced, bordering on cloying but the acidity always manages to freshen the palate up, rich palate going over to a very delicate and nuanced finish, long. 94 *****

Monday, 14 October 2013

Lovely from Wachau

2009 Veyder-Malberg Bruck Riesling:
(This might not be it's full name as I barely had a glanse at the bottle). Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, lemons and a subdued mineraly nose, lovely. Fresh acidity, elegant and lovely balance, refreshing, especially for Wachau, elegant almost mineralic backbone, long and nuanced. 92

Friday, 12 July 2013

1996 Legras, 2010 Pesquera and more


1996 Legras Saint-Vincent Brut:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals and fruity nose, a slight bottle variation on the bottles I've tried this spring, this is the fruitiest, it's normally a bit tighter and somewhat narrower. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, apples and yeast on the palate, fruity again, long. 93

2012 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Urgenstein:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals, floral and water melon nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity and rounded palate, good length. 86

2010 Bouchard Bourgogne Blanc Réserve:
Pale lemon yellow, apples and a touch of wax on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fairly lively, apply finish. 83

2011 Caveaux Comtadins Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Moulin Teyraud:
Ruby. Fruity, rich and alcoholic nose. Sweet. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rounded texture, sweet, ripe and soft, good length. 85

2010 Pesquera Crianza:
Deep ruby. Fruity, blueberries, liquorice and some alcohol notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, not as oaky as some vintages, good length. 87



Sunday, 17 March 2013

2010 Domän Wachau Amphora Riesling

2010 Domäne Wachau Amphora Riesling:
600 bottles made of this golden, apples and wax nosed Riesling. Fresh acidity and strangly, tannic, very different and quite strange. Good length. Not my cup of tea but anyway.... 88

Friday, 1 March 2013

3 Blaufränkisch from Wachter-Wiesler

2010 Wachter-Wiesler Eisenberg:
Ruby. Scented nose, raspberries and blackberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light bitterness, good length. 84

2011 Wachter-Wiesler Béla-Jóska:
Ruby. Somewhat herbal and dark berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, again somewhat bitter on the palate, good length. 85

2010 Wachter-Wiesler Pfarrweingarten:
Ruby. Spices, minerals, some red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruitier palate, good length. 86+


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

2 whites from Portugal and one from Spain and one Austrian


2011 Solar das Boucas Vinho Verde:
Towards lemon yellow. Yellow fruits and overripe lemons. Lazy acidity, easygoing, short. 76

2011 Martin Codax Albarino:
Pale lemon yellow. Yellow fruits nose. Lazy acidity, good enough fruit, a bit short. 77

2010 Contraste Branco:
Pale lemon yellow. Smoky nose, grilled bananas and lemons. Freshish acidity, rounded body, almost creamy, good length. 82

2011 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Kammerner Lamm:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, pears and some lemons. Fresh acidity, elegant texture and body, long finish. 90

Monday, 18 February 2013

2010's from Grans-Fassian and much more



Ulysse Collin Blanc de Blancs les Pierries:
Pale golden, tiny bubbles. Minerals, some yeasty notes, apples, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, refreshing and fine lemony mineral feel. Long. 92

2011 Fritsch Grüner Veltliner Steinberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and slightly floral nose, slightly mineral beneath. Freshish acidity, elegant palate, lovely fruit and good length. 88

2011 Fritsch Grüner Veltliner Schlossberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, touch of honey and somewhat demper minerality. Freshish acidity, elegant body, good length. 87

2011 MG von Sol Buteo.
Towards golden. Apples, apricots, touch of wax and honey. Freshish acidity, a bit bitter, elegant body, waxy finish. 85

2010 MG von Sol Buteo 12:
Slightly cloudy pale golden. Apples touch, waxy and honeyed. Freshish acidity, mellow body and palate, lemon honeyed finish. 85

2011 MG von Sol Flora Riesling & Co:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, apples, touch of honey and wax. Fresh acidity, elegant body, lemony finish. 86

2010 MG von Sol Sol:
Pale golden. Apples, dried apricots, dried fruits and some floral notes. Fresh acidity, fairly elegant palate, good length. 88

2010 MG von Sol Sweet Buteo Welschriesling Eiswein:
Golden. Apricots, honey and ripe oranges. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, playful,  one of, if not the best Welchriesling I've tasted. Fruity and long. Very lively. 91

Bocelli Rosso Toscana:
BiB From the estate of singer Andrea Bocelli. Hos brother maks the wine. Bright ruby. Fruity, some blueberries and a touch of ripe cherries. Easy going, fairly pure fruit feel. 78

2010 I Fabbri Terra de Lamole Chianti Classico
Ruby. Fruity, some green notes and licorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and fruity feel with slightly dry feel at the back. Good length. 85

2009 I Fabbri Olinto Chianti Classico:
Ruby. Scented, strawberries and redcurrants. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant if a bit lean, good length. 86

2009 I Fabbri il Doccio:
Deep ruby. Some spices and vanilla, blueberries and a touch of chocolate. Ever so slightly vegetal. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly sweet fruit, good length. 87

2012 Casa Vittorino Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore:
Pale lemon yellow, few bubbles. Apples and tutti frutti, some bananas. Freshish acidity, somewhat sweet, very easy going. 78

2012 Domaine des Chenevrieres Petit Chablis:
BiB. Pale lemon yellow. Some Apples and yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, Apples and lemons palate, easy and balanced. 80

2011 Domaine des Chenevrieres Chablis:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples and a touch of minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant body, easy but some minerals playing beneath. 84

2011 Grans-Fassian Riesling Mineralschiefer:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and ripe lemons, some minerals beneath. Fresh acidity, fruit driven, tangerine finish, elegant. 86

2010 Grans-Fassian Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Alte Reben Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some citrus and ever so slightly floral. Fresh and lively acidity, elegant finish. Long. Some clamed not optimal bottle. 90

2011 Grans-Fassian Riesling Caterina:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemony and some minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant palate, nice balance, good length. 86

2010 Grans-Fassian Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and slightly floral. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit, slightly sweet, easy going. 85

2010 Grans-Fassian Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Spätlese:
Towards lemon yellow. Fruity, some apricots, apples and minerals, touch of orange blossoms. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant and playful, lovely balance. 92

2010 Grans-Fassian Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Auslese:
Pale golden. Pineapples, some apricots, slightly floral, elegant mineraly note beneath. Fresh acidity, lively, mouthwatering, superbly refreshing, lovely body, very long. 95

2010 Cecilia Beretta Passimento
BiB. Deep ruby. Some morellos, some thyme and blackberries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, easy going, not overly sweet as some in this style, easy. 80

2010 Cecilia Beretta Ripasso:
Ruby. Slightly of figs and dried fruits, blackberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, easy going, fruity, slightly dry finish. 86

2008 Cecilia Beretta Picaie:
Deep ruby. Figs, blackberries and some leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly hollow mid palate, easy going, good length. 85

2007 Cecilia Beretta Amarone:
Deep ruby, garnet rim. Sweet and rich, slight alcohol touch. Freshish acidity, rich, sweet and towards vulgar, good length. 88

Villa Sandi Prosecco Treviso Brut Il Fresco:
Watery lemon yellow, some bubbles. apples, cloudberry touch and sweet nose. Freshish acidity, light mousse, slightly fruit sweet palate. Easy going. 79

Codorniu Seleccion Raventos Pinot Noir:
Redcurrants red. Some rubber and cooked fruit. Freshish acidity, a bit flat mousse, easy and simple. 78

2010 Chapoutier Rasteau:
Deep ruby. Spicy, peppery, blackberries and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly herbal and rosemary finish. Good length. 86

Churchill's Réserve Port:
20cl! Deep ruby. Dark berries, sweet and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, good length. 87








Sunday, 23 September 2012

Nikolaihof vertical with Martin Saahs





 Terrible picture, but that was the one I had.

2008 Nikolaihof Im Weingebirge Grüner Veltliner Federspiel:
BU4993401 (199,90) Pale lemon green. Minerals, green apples and slightly herbal nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and fruit-driven, balanced and lacks (luckily) som of the greenes of Grüner. 87

2006 Nikolaihof Im Weingebirge Riesling Smaragd:
Spes. best. Winetailor (359,90) Pale lemon yellow. "Rich" nose of apples, minerals and slightly floral notes. Elegant palate, lively acidity, starting to open, more rounded feel. Balanced and long. 92

Im Weingebirge is thought to be the oldest named vineyard in the world. First mentioned in 511 AD. 

2008 Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Federspiel:
BU4993501 (289,90) Pale lemon yellow. Fresh nose, apples and hint of citrus. Fresh acidity, playful, a bit lean, focused and good length. Needs more time. 87

2007 Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd:
Spes. best. Winetailor (369,90) Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals, quite closed now. Fresh acidity, lively, almost raw in its youth, narrow and long. Decant it. 90

2005 Nikolaihof Steiner Hund Riesling Reserve:
Spesialbutikk (389,90) Pale lemon yellow. Fresh nose, apples, pears and minerals. Elegant palate, fresh acidity, fruity yet structured feel. Elegant and long finish. 91

1998 Nikolaihof Steinriesler Riesling Federspiel:
Pale golden, closed. Apples, minerals and lime. Fresh acidity, very subdued, easy going, good length. 88

1995 Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek:
Pale golden. A bit richer feel, melons, citrus, honey, yellow apples. Very subdued and tender feel. Fresh acidity, lively and mouthwatering. Long. 92

Thursday, 19 January 2012

2010 Pichler-Krutzler

2010 Pichler-Krutzler Riesling In der Wand, Wachau;
Pale lemon yellow, closed nose, some apples, minerals, redcurrant's, wet schistes. High acidity, mellow feel to it even so, ripe, almost feels of a touch residual sugar, lovely balance and length. 89

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2010 F.X.Pichler

2010 F.X.Pichler, Dürnsteiner Kellerberg Riesling Smaragd Trocken;
Pale lemon yellow, elegant nose of apples and yellow plums. Fresh acidity, balanced and elegant, but lacks some vibrancy, one doesn't need a second glass.... 88

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

08 Kracher TBA No.11

2008 Kracher, Zwischen den Seen No.11 Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese;
Golden, botrytis, apricots, raisins, intense. Sweet with superb acidity, playful and lively, lovely texture if not too complex, long length, 92

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

06 Rudi Pichler Smaragd

2006 Rudi Pichler, Weissenkirchener Steinriegl, Riesling Smaragd;
Pale golden, apples, grapefruit peel, minerals, but also somewhat oxidized and lack of finesse. Quite high acidity, balanced, fine fruit concentration, but is it getting too old, or somwhat faulty bottle? 86