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Friday, 27 January 2017

Karthäuserhof tasting


2010 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling GG
Light cork.

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Weissburgunder
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, light peach touch, fresh and fruity. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, light, almost metallic minerality in the finish. 85

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, leaner nose, some pears. Fresh acidity, minerals, fresh, fruity, elegant, lovely balance, touch bitter finish. 86

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, flinty minerals, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, fresh, lively, detailed, elegant, lovely balance, minerals finish. 88

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some peach and apricots, minerals, flinty notes nose. Fresh acidity, playful, detailed, elegant and nuanced, lovely peach minerals freshness, long, narrower finish. 90

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Sang
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, fruity, some flint, green and yellow apples, pears nose. Fresh acidity. Fresh, fruity, minerals, peach, apples, pears, elegant fruit and texture. Sang is a part of the Karthäuserhofberg vineyard. 91

2013 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Tyrell's Edition trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, elegant pears nose, nuanced. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant texture, minerals, yellow apples, good length. 89

2011 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, faint honey touch, pears and peach, tight. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, apples peel, pears, touch of peach, minerals backbone and almost smoky flinty note, long. 94

2010 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Citrus, apples, minerals, flinty, elegant nose, layered even if tight. Fresh acidity, minerals, elegant fruit and texture, lovely balance, playful and refined but not quite as concentrated as the 2011. 93

2009 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, some lemons, detailed, slight herbal touch far back towards thyme, charming nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, some phenolics giving some bitterness, rounded and fruity. Lovely balance. 92

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Schieferkristall Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, pears, lovely ripe cool fruits and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded, apples and minerals, lovely balance. 86

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, closed. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, elegant, fresh and fruity, lovely balance, good length. 88

2015 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow. Tight, peach, apples, fresh, fruity nose, tight. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant, lovely balance, minerals and yellow fruits. This is the top level sweet from Karthäuserhof this vintage, with new cellar master and management the focus has been to get the structure back in the portfolio and focus on the dry wines for the first vintage after several changes. 89

1989 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel Nr 57
Pale golden. Spices, minerals, ripe apples, apple cake notes, ripe pears and peach, some smoky notes. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant, leaner mid palate, but pure lovely fruit, yellow fruity, plums, some cassis notes, long finish. All about balance more than power. 94

1989 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese Kurze Goldkapsel Nr 28
Pale lemon yellow. Honey, some cinnamon, baked apples and pears, overripe plums, layered nose, has depth to it. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, apples, pears, minerals, lovely balance, elegant and nuanced, long. 93

1990 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel No 6
Corked

1989 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Beerenauslese Nr 54
Golden. Rich nose, raisins, sultanas, some spices, layered and detailed nose, intense, tropical fruits, floral, pure riesling nectar. Fresh acidity, playful, apples, minerals, elegant fruit and texture, lovely balance, rich and rounded, never sticky, even if the acidity just plays with the residual sugar and the wine is not mouthwatering as such, but it handles the body and weight of the sugar in a sublime, refined way, superb balance. One of the most refined and least flamboyant BA's I've had. 96

2011 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Nr 54
Golden. Apricots, pineapples, raisins, sultanas, detailed, layered, rich and fruity nose, intense yet subdued. Some exotic flowers and spices. Playful acidity, delicious balance, fruity, fresh actually, lively, intense sweetness, dried fruits, overripe yellow fruits and cinnamon, long. 97





2013 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, elegant nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, minerals, pure apples palate, lovely balance. 86

2011 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, pears, elegant lighter minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, rounded texture, canned pears finish, light and elegant. 88

2009 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity, slight touch of petroleum far back, light vanilla note (not from wood). Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, pears, peach, elegant texture, lovely balance. 87

2007 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity, faint cinnamon touch nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, elegant, lovely cool yellow fruit over minerals, good length. 87


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

White Bordeaux including Yquem


2014 Château Bonnet blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, gooseberries and a touch of peach nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, lively, lean finish. 83

2012 Château Carbonnieux blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Honey, peach, vanilla, floral notes and wax nose, shut. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, wax and honey, evolved bottle. 88

2010 Château Olivier blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, some vanilla, peach, apricots, tropical fruits and gooseberries nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, plaster, gooseberries, touch of peach, long. 92

2010 Domaine de Chevalier blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Honey, wax, minerals, yellow apples and peach nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, ripe yellow fruits, lacks some vibrancy but long. 92

1995 Château Coutet
Golden. Apricots, fruity, rich, some caramel and dried fruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, rich, caramel and burnt sugar, creme brûlée, intense, bitter finish. 91

1996 Château d'Yquem
Golden. Honey, tropical fruits, some caramel notes, pineapples, vanilla, rich and intense nose. Floral high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe, rich, intense, apricots and vanilla, light bitter touch to it, detailed and nuanced, long. 94

Friday, 13 January 2017

Schätzel and Grivot tasting



2014 Schätzel Pettenthal Riesling GG
Kr 387,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some lemons, tight and firm nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, flinty, lemons and green apples, long finish. Give it at least one hour in decanter. 93

2015 Schätzel Reinweiss Riesling trocken
Kr 214,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, somewhat reductive nose, give it at least an hour in decanter. Yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, apples, lemons, refreshing, good length. 88

2013 Schätzel ViniNor Nierstein Riesling
Kr  720,- Magnum
Golden. Apples, yellow fruits, some minerals, peach and pears nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, pears, elegant, playful. 89

2015 Schätzel Riesling KabiNett
Kr 260,70
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, fruity, tight, bit reductive nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, playful, detailed, refreshing, lemons, juicy. Long. 92



2014 Grivot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Kr 369,-
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, elegant and nuanced, seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, elegant, a fuller bodied and more concentrated Bourgogne rouge. Lovely. 89

2014 Grivot Vosne-Romanée
Kr 566,-
Bright ruby. Red berries, fresh, fruity, some deeper notes, touch of spices, lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh,f ruity, red berries and spices, softer and rounded texture, long. 91

2014 Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts
Kr 1312,-
Bright ruby. Red berries, fresh, fruity, elegant, floral, detailed, layered nose, seductive, gorgeous nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant, red berries and spices, fruity, structured, intense, long. 94

2014 Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots
Kr ??
Bright ruby. Scented, violets, raspberries, fresh, fruity, bright nose, detailed, layerd, beautiful nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, some anise, spices, detailed, elegant, refreshing, long. 94

2014 Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées
Kr ??
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, fresh, seductive, fruity, elegant, refined, some exotic notes, beautiful nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, detailed, nuanced, layered, lovely balance, long. 94

2014 Grivot Clos de Vougeot
Kr ??
Bright ruby. Red berries, fresh, fruity, elegant, some spices and exotic notes, some floral notes, detailed, beautiful depth to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some spices, detailed, structured, firm, long. 94

2014 Grivot Echezeaux
Kr 2215,-
Ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, elegant and nuanced, somewhat tight, lovely light exotic note, bit more tender expression, layers, transparent. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, firm still, detailed, layered, elegant, refined, long. Stunning. 95

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Summer tasting Sandefjord July 2016 (Part two)


Marcel Pierre Special Cuvée for Color Line Brut
JUL 16 Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Fruity, brioche, minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, rounded, fruity, brioche. 85

2013 Keller Abst E
JUL16 Served blind. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, pears and peach nose, some citrus. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, some minerals, then a quite bitter finish, lemon peel and quite green. Not the best balance. Bottle had been "opened" with Coravin in November 2015. I did not taste the bottle then, but has lost quite a bit according to owner. 86

2015 Juliusspital Würzburger Riesling trocken
JUL 16 Pale lemon yellow. Apples, peach and pears nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, apples, pears, some yeast still. 85

1997 Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek
JUL 16 Served blind. Towards golden. Intense walnut and almonds, some honey, marzipan. Fresh acidity, bitter, quite oxidised, I would say faulty. With answer in hand, definitely faulty. Nowhere close to other bottles.

2004 Domaine de Chevalier blanc
JUL 16 Ox.

2012 Château Haut-Bergey
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruits, vanilla, apples, elderflower,  minerals. Fresh acidity, apples, grapefruits, minerals, fruity, rounded, bit hard on the wood. 87

2001 Château La Fleur Morange
JUL 16 Ruby, brick rim and sediments. Roses, liquorice, cherries, dates, prunes, chocolate and coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, intense, structured, fruity, ripe, blackberries, cherry stones and liquorice, long. 94

1998 Château Musar
JUL 16 Cloudy medium ruby, brick rim. Scented, liquorice, red berries, some floral notes nose. Hung game. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins polishing off, red and darker fruits, some figs and prunes, leather, lovely balance, juicy yet minerals, lovely, long. 93

1998 Penfolds Grange
JUL 16 Deep ruby, sediments. Rich nose, intense, spices, liquorice, blackberries, blueberries, eucalyptus, layered, deep, incredible depth. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity, ripe, intense, dark berries, liquorice, exotic spices, mint, layers of lush fruit, incredible length. 98

1996 Château Poujeaux
Ruby, garnet rim. Leather, figs, prunes, dried violets, cool and elegant nose, some cassis and blueberries still. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant, lively, figs and prunes, still firm, long. 92

2010 Elio Altare Barolo
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, fruity, blueberries, anise, some vanilla, light chocolate and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured yet rounded, dark berries, cherries, tar, vanilla and spices, long. 92

2001 Vieux Château Certan
Ruby, garnet rim. Blueberries, vanilla, light cedar, cassis, leather, delicate nose, layered, subdued, served a bit cold. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, fruity, blueberries, spices, juicy notes, structured, cool, long. 93

2008 Oremus Szamorodni
Pale golden. Apples, raisins, floral notes, fruit driven nose, apricots and peach. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, lively, elegant, bit lean finish. 87

2008 Schloss Lieser Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, faint cinnamon touch nose, focused and narrow. Fresh acidity, lively, detailed, playful, elegant, refined, apples, cinnamon, fresh, linear, peach and apricots, long. Leaner. 94

2001 Château Raymond Lafon
Golden, amber hue. Rich nose, apricots, vanilla, pineapples, intense, dried fruits, caramel, concentrated nose, honey. Fresh acidity, rich, intense, concentrated, intense, detailed yet almost too up front. Some bitter notes, rich and layered, long. This one would actually be more graceful with less concentration. 92

2012 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Francia
Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, some herbs, spices, overripe blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, right tannins, sweet, dark fruits and liquorice, alcoholic. Barbera for kids. 85

A few November wines, including Le Pin, Mouton, Yquem and more


2014 Bouchard Bourgogne Chardonnay La Vignée
NOV 16 pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, somewhat creamy texture. 84

2006 Château de Lamarque
NOV 16 Ruby. Touch of cedar and tobacco, cassis, some spices, scented with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and spices, elegant and nuanced, still firm, dark fruits, long. 90

2013 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, floral, denser Preuses, faint almonds note, some citrus. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, playful and elegant, nuanced, long. 94

1996 Le Pin
Ruby with garnet rim. Floral, red berries, some spices, plums, figs, chocolate nose, surprisingly mature for the age. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some spices, plums, figs, seems mature again but long and persistent. 94

1983 Château Mouton Rothschild
Ruby, brick rim. Figs, tobacco, leather, cedar, plums, exotic, scented, cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner yet charming, mature, dried fruits, leather, long. Not the best bottle. 92

1998 Château La Fleur Petrus
Ruby. Plums, dark fruits, red berries, some truffles, anise, something earthy and leathery beneath nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, still firm and structured, slightly rustic texture, long finish. Has gained something since last bottle but not that charming to me. 93

1978 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay
Ruby, brick rim. Blackberries, leather, liquorice, cherries and some herbs note nose. Fresh acidity, tannins gone, oxidative, plums and tobacco, cherries, bit sweet and sour, long. 92

1993 Château d'Yquem
Golden. Leaner apricots, peach and pineapples nose, some caramel. Fresh acidity, lively but leaner, lacks some intensity, refreshing, good length. 89

2014 Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby. Dark fruits, cassis, some vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, liquorice and vanilla, ripe, sweet notes, needs air to open up. 87





Penfolds tastings October 2016

Penfolds Collection Pre-tasting og ekstrasmaking i Oslo.

2015 Pengolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay
Kr 139,90
Pale lemon yellow. Light yellow fruity, citrus and butter touch nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, leaner, light creamy note. 83

2015 Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay
Kr 259,90
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, apples, pears, peach, some vanilla, butter and spices nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, minerals, light creamy note, good length. 89

2012 Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
Kr 949,90
Pale lemon yellow. Popcorn, butter, apples, peach, vanilla, some spices, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, creamy, fruity, ripe, lemons, vanilla, refreshing and detailed, long. 94

2013 Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
Kr 949,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, vanilla, fresh and fruity nose, yighter and less open than the '12 beside it. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, creamy, lemons, vanilla, elegant finish, long. 94

2015 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet
Kr 139,90
Ruby. Red berries, light spicy nite nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, spices, dark fruits, light vanilla note. 82

2013 Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro
Kr 269,90
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, chocolate, ripe and rich, some vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich and fruity, some wood in the finish, long. 90

2014 Pengolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
Kr 449,-
53CS 47S Deep ruby. Scented, fruity, red berries, blackberries, floral notes, charming and elegant nose. Fresh. Acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, dark berries and spices, long. 93

2013 Penfolds St Henri
Kr 699,90
96S 4CS Deep ruby. Dark fruits, rich and intense nose, spices, some jammy notes, peppery, blackberries and mulberries. Fresh. Acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, intense, spices, juicy, long. 94

2014 Penfolds RWT
Kr 899,-
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, anise, rich and fruity nose yet tight and firm. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, detailed, ripe and rich, long. Juicy. 94

2012 Penfolds Grange
Kr 3599,-
98S 2CSDeep ruby. Dark fruits, rich and intense, spices, layers of blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, exotic notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, dark berries and spices, detailed, sweet dark fruits, peppery, vanilla, blackberries, blueberries and mulberries, touch of tobacco and chocolate, long. Stunning and hedonistic. 98

Penfolds Father Tawny
Kr 299,90
Amber with golden hue. Dried fruits, some caramel, red berries, touch of figs. Fresh acidity, dried fruits, some nuts, refreshing and lively, good length. 88

2015 Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Watery lemon yellow. Light apples, pears, light vanilla, fresh and fruity nose, light spices touch. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, vanilla, spices, creamy, rounded, fairly rich finish. Good length. 89

2015 Penfolds Reserve Bin A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some citrus, peach, vanilla, creamy note, spices, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, apples, lemons and spices, detailed, creamy and rounded, long and elegant. 92

2014 Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro
Ruby. Ripe, rich and fruity nose, spices, cinnamon, pepper, cherries, brambles and blackberries nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, juicy and spices, liquorice, good length. Bit of warmth. Give it a half an hour in decanter even if it has a slight rustic bitter finish as a style. 89

2014 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
Kr 449,-
Ruby. Scented, beautiful red berries, violets, fruity, fresh and detailed, spices and some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla, spices, fruity, dark berries and spices, rich and ripe with this leaner red berries and violets mid palate, rich and fruity finish, long. Beautiful vintage for the 389. 92

2013 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz
Ruby. Dark fruity, anise, some spices, rich and intense, blackberries and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, blackberries, mulberries, light ripe raspberries note, spices, anise, juicy, rounded, touch of mint, rich yet lively, long. 94

2014 Penfolds Bin 798 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz
Deep ruby. Tight, dark fruity nose, rich and ripe, spices, jammy, blackberries and blueberries, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla, spices, ripe, rich, fruity, intense, smoky notes and rich dark berries, long juicy bramble and mulberries finish. 93

2012 Penfolds Grange
98S 2CS Deep ruby. Ripe, rich and fruity nose, some spices, a tighter and firmer vintage even if expressive, not quite as open as some vintages upon release. Deep, minty, rich, blackberries, spices, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, spices, layered, deep, intense, velvety texture, juicy, deep, refreshing, all sorts of ripe red fruits and dark berries, long. Could go higher with age as it is somewhat tight now. 97

Penfolds Father Tawny
Amber with ruby tints and golden rim. Raisins, dried apricots, figs and prunes nose, some spices and mint. Fresh acidity, ripe, rich, fruity, spices, dried fruits, elegant and rounded. Lovely texture. 89

2013 Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
Kr 949,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, vanilla, spices, creamy nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, pears and vanilla notes, ripe apples, creamy, long. 94

Penfolds Collection middag

2006 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
Pale lemon yellow. Light apples, fresh, fruity, minerals, plaster and yeast nose. Fresh acidity, fresh mousse, fresh, fruity, minerals, elegant and nuanced, long. 92

2008 Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Aligoté
Watery lemon yellow. Vanilla, minerals, fruity, chalk, oysters, apples and pears nose. Spices. Fresh acidity, vanilla, herbs, lemons, green notes, apples, light, chalky, good length. 89

2007 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay
Watery lemon yellow. Vanilla, apples, minerals, light lemons nose, fresh and fruity, rounded. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, rich, apples, minerals, pears, smoky finish. A little bit fat and even if it is the finish that saves it, a bit on the ripe and heavy side. Still a lovely wine, but served blind next to the 08 Bin 08 A, that one stole the show for me. 90

2008 Penfolds Bin 08A Chardonnay
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, detailed and fruity, vanilla and spices, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, spices, vanilla and spices, pears, long. 92

2007 Penfolds Bin 707
Ruby. Cassis, spices, rich, intense, detailed, some mint, anise, touch of eucalyptus, almost an iron touch to it, warm cinnamon, deep nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe, rich, spices, dark berries, some cooked plums, cassis and blueberries, long. 95

2005 Penfolds Grange
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, intense, ripe, rich, liquorice, blackberries, blueberries, spices, some cinnamon, black pepper, has a depth that is difficult to describe. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, intense, deep, blueberries, detailed and layered, juicy, spices, masses of fruits but freshness to follow up, beautiful. Long. 97

2012 Penfolds Grange
Deep ruby. Rich, dark fruity, spices, massive, ripe, more open than last bottle, just layers of deep ripe dark fruits of all sorts with layers of spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, intense, deep and dark, spices, playful yet rich and ripe, red fruity, superb length. 98

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Altia news NOV 15


Larmandier Bernier Latitude Extra Brut
Kr 369,90
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, yeast, some grapefruit notes. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruity, some apples and pears, light minerals finish. 88

2014 Gysler Riesling Sandstein trocken
Kr 149,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerals note, mostly fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, quite elegant texture. 85

2013 Gysler Weinheimer Riesling Kemmerton trocken
Kr 194,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light citrus touch, bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, quite rounded, fresh and elegant. 86

2013 Gysler Vum Helle GG Klangwerk
Kr 299,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, lighter nose, some minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit, almost sweet yellow fruits before somewhat more bitter finish, elegant. 88

2014 Gunderloch Riesling trocken
Kr 164,90
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light yeasty note nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, some apples, lighter palate. 85

2014 Gunderloch Nackenheim Riesling trocken
Kr 234,90
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals and some grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, structured, bit phenolic, good length, somewhat bitter. 87

2014 Gunderloch Nierstein Pettenthal GG
Kr 389,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, almost a salty note on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant, fresh and fruity, apples, fairly smooth, some citrus, long. 91

2014 Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling GG
Kr 499,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals, grapefruits, again that salty note, some spices. Fresh acidity, apples, pears, grapefruits, minerals, some phenolics, long, narrow. And focused finish. 93

2014 Best Buys Organic Series Navarrsotillo Rioja Temperanillo
Kr 139,90
Ruby light dark fruity nose, some anise. Freshish acidity, ripe and few tannins, rounded, dark fruits. 80

2013 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Kr 239,90
Bright ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, light anise note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannin, fresh, red berries, lighter palate, good length. 84

2013 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz
Kr 239,90
Ruby. Dark fruits, spices, peppery, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, fruity, quite fresh, good length. 86

2012 Tom Shobbrook Tommy Ruff
Kr 229,90
Ruby. Dark fruits, mulberries, some spices, pepper, red berries behind on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, red berries, blackberries, juicy and fresh, good length. 87

2009 Paraschos Ros di Lune
Kr 174,90
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, some anise note nose, blueberries, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, some dark berries, fresh for an Italian 100% Merlot. 85

2009 Paraschos Skala
Kr 419,90
Deepish ruby. Dark fruits, some alcohol, vanilla and spices, fairly rich. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich, spicy, cinnamon, alcohol and vanilla palate. 86

2013 Signature Series Brunel Côtes du Rhône
Kr 429,90 BiB
Ruby. Dark fruits and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat fruity. 79

Brunel Côtes du Rhône
Kr 125,-
Ruby. Dark berries and nettles nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, again some nettles finish. 80

2013 Brunel Cuvée Sommelongue
Kr 159,90
Ruby. Red berries, dark fruits, some anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly lively, quite fresh. 84

2012 Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux
Kr 329,90
Corked

2010 Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire
Kr 1090,-
Deep ruby, pink rim. Dark fruits, ripe, anise, some vanilla, spices, lavender, rich nose, some alcohol. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, warm, alcohol shines through, dark chocolate, intense. Long. 92

2014 Speri Valpolicella Classico
Kr 149,-
Ruby. Light herbal and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some sweetness, red and dark berries, lightly sweet. 79

2011 Speri Valpolicella Classico Sant'Urbano
Kr 204,90
Ruby. Dark berries, some nettles and rubber nose. Freshish acidity, ripe, sweet fruit, boring finish. 82

2010 Luigi Oddero Barolo
Kr 339,90
Bright ruby. Tar, roses, some smoke, cherries, light cooked note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, structured, bit tight, good length. 91

2010 Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda
Kr 509,90
About 3500 bottles made. Ruby, garnet rim. Dark fruits, spices, some anise and cherries, tar, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, tannic, chewy texture, cherries and anise, long. 93

Roederer Brut Premier
Kr 409,90
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, some minerals, light citrus nose, brioche. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruity, fresh, elegant, rounded, fruity, long. 90

2007 Roedere Cristal
(Omtalt i egen sak)

2012 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir
Kr 199,90
Ruby. Red berries, lightly scented, fruity nose, some herbs and anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, somewhat jammy red berries. 84

2012 Brown Brothers Shiraz
Kr 159,90
Ruby. Some cooked fruits and cooked nettles. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, jammy and sweet, warm fruits. 81

2012 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale
Kr 214,-
Ruby. Anise, cherries, some chocolate notes and dark fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, cherries, quite tight at the moment, good length. 88

2010 Ruffino Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Riserva Ducale Oro
Kr 299,90
Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, cherries, scented notes, light lilies floral note, spices and herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy before firmer palate, dark berries and anise, long. 92

2010 Clarendelle
Kr 189,90
Ruby. Dark fruits, cassis, blueberries, light herbal note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, juicy, fresh and fruity. Good length. 87

2010 Villa di Capezzana Carmignano
Kr 219,90
Ruby. Dark fruits, ripe red berries, some anise and light spicy notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity,d ark berries, some anise, morellos, good length. 87

2004 Faustino I
Kr 224,90
Ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, spices, anise, cinnamon, blueberries nose. Anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and spices, liquorice. Good length. 88

2012 Château de Pez
Kr 379,-
48CS, 47M, 3CF 2 PV. Ruby. Lightly scented, cassis, some vanilla, spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries, some anise, fruity, good length. 89

2011 Dominus
Kr 1350,-
Ruby. Dark fruits, some nettles, intense, ripe, vanilla and spices, bell peppers nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, intense, anise, long. 94

2010 Taylor's LBV
Kr 199,90
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, spices, some mint, fruity, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, intense, dark berries, some spices, good length. 89


Friday, 30 December 2016

Fondberg/ Winetailor tasting September 2015, Taittinger, Leroy, Vega Sicilia and much more.



2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Kr
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, brioche, fruity, plaster, minerals, detailed nose, elegant and layered. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh, lively, nuanced, detailed, beautiful balance, long. 95

2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé
Kr
Pale orange, small bubbles. Elegant nose, fresh, detailed, red berries, some apples, minerals and brioche. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, lively, elegant, minerals, leaner body, chalk, long. 94



2011 Billaud-Simon Chablis Téte d'Or
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Flinty, minerals, some chalck and light apples nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, rounded, elegant, playful, somewhat creamy, elegant. Good length. 89

2013 Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flint notes, oysters and lemons. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, leaner, focused, elegant, fairly detailed, long. 93

2011 Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tighter, lemons and floral notes, minerals and sea front. Fresh acidity, elegant, lively, intense, playful, minerals and lemons, detailed, long. 94

2010 Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed, still tight and youthful nose with a very faint hazel nut note far back. Fresh acidity, intense, some smoky notes, intense minerality, lemons, apples, detailed and layered, long. 95


2011 Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Aligoté
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Smoky, minerals, apples, intense nose. Fresh acidity, lemons, apples, fruity, quite intense, lively, creamy, could easily have gone into Meursault on this one. Long. 91

2011 Maison Leroy Meursault 1er Cru Perriéres
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, flint, oysters, lemons, apples, lime, detailed, layered and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, elegant, lively, fresh, apples and lemons, light peach note, long and detailed, quite smooth and seamless. 94

2010 Maison Leroy Sauvigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, fresh, elegant, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, elegant, almost creamy, long. 90



2012 Lucien le Moine Meursault 1er Cru Les Perriéres
Kr
Towards lemon yellow. Lemons, intense, vanilla, creamy, fruity, apples, smoky notes, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe, fruity, intense, smoky, minerals, vanilla and spices, needs air or a few years in the cellar to settle, long. 93


2011 Maison Roche de Bellene Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts
Kr
1200 bottles made. Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, appples, lemons, fresh, elegant nose, some vanilla and spices. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, lemons, fresh, some vanilla, quite intense, long. 93

2011 Maison Roche de Bellene Puligny-Montrachet 1er Vru Hameau de Blagny
Kr
900 bottles made. Pale lemon yellow. Aååles, lemons, minerals, lighter nose, somewhat tighter. Fresh acidity, smoky, fruity, quite intense, fresh and lively, lemons and apples, detailed, long. 93

2011 Maison Roche de Bellene Clos de la Roche
Kr
1968 bottles made. Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, detailed, some vanilla and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fairly smooth fruit and body, light structure towards the finish, firmer, long. 93

2001 Maison Roche de Bellene Clos de la Roche Collection Bellenum
Kr
1250 bottles. Bright ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, elegant nose, detailed, some figs and leather, flirting and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some leather, elegant fruit and palate, long. 92

2011 Maison Rocche de Bellene Charmes-Chambertin
Kr
2450 bottles made. Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, light floral note, pure nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and red berries, fruity, barrel notes comes in, give it a few years, juicy finish, long. 94




2012 Remi Jobard Meursault En Luraule
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, ripe, fruity, rounded, apples and citrus, some vanilla. 89

2012 Remi Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Le Poruzot-Dessus
Kr
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, some vanilla and spices, bit tight, needs serious air to open, long. 92


2010 Juillot Corton-Perrieres
Kr
Bright ruby. Red berries, some figs, vanilla and light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, quite elegant, long. 92













07 Olivo rik og fruktig intens, lang. 94

09 Graciano
Deep ruby. Intens, blåbær, fruktig, juicy, vanilje og krydder. Fa, rik, fruktig, detaljert og lag på lag, nyansert, fruktig og lang. 95

2012 Clos Mogador
Intens, alkohol, massiv duft, mørke bær. Rik, intens, sødmeful, men relativt friskher, lang. 93

2004 Vega-Sicilia Unico
Kr
Ruby. Intense, dark fruits, some spices, exotic notes, rich and intense nose, layered, needs masses of air or rather time to open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, intense, detailed, layerd, nuanced, darkf ruits, ripe, long and warm. Give it thirty years cellaring. 96

Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial
Kr
Vintages 94, 95 and 00. Ruby. Intense, blueberries, anise, layered, deep, some minerals beneath, nuanced and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense, juicy, ripe, red berries, nuanced, layered, deep yet detailed, long. 97



2009 Stag's Leap Cask 23
Kr
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, intense, vanilla, some spices, ripe, fruity and layered nose. Fresh aciditu, ripetannins, ripe, rich, intense and fruity, deep, sweet blueberries and spices finish, fairly smooth, long. 95

2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia
Kr
Opaque. Intense, juicy, fruity, ripe and deep, layered, spices and dark fruits and long. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, ripe, intense, dark berries, vanilla and spices, long, almost creamy finish. 95


2008 Ch Pontac Lynch rubinrød, moden, solbær, fruktig, elegant duft, let sedertre og fiolduft. Frisks yre, midne tanniner, lett og slank i munn, frisk. 85


2011 Tertre Roteboeuf
Deep ruby. Spices, dark berries, fruity nose, elegant and layered, rich and powefull at the same time. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense, rich and fruity, juicy, ripe, layered, dark berries, spices and vanilla. Give it twenty years in the cellar. 95

Moestue marsnyheter 2016


Tarlant Brut Zero
Kr 325,-
Deg Apr 2014. Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, light lemons note nose, some brioche. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, lime and lemons, fresh apples finish. Leaner. 87

Vve Fourny Blanc de Blancs Nature
Kr 314,-
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, some plaster and lemons nose. Delicate nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, minerals and smoky palate, apples and pears finish. 89

2010 Coessebs Blanc de Noir L'Argillier
Kr 435,-
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, lemons, oysters, chalk and plaster nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruity, rounded, apples and lemons, leaner, quite focused. Quite crisp. 88

Pouillon Solera 1er Cru Brut
Kr 399,90
180 flasker i landet. Deg summer 2015. Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, touch of wax and honey, some pears and brioche behind. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh, lively, leaner, palate, minerals, slight honey and peach note finish. 90

2008 Pouillon Les Blanchiens Brut Nature
Kr 475,-
60 flasker i landet. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some wax and honey notes nose, minerals. Fresh acidity, leaner mousse, crisp, leaner palate, lime, unripe apples, plaster, good length. 89

2015 Riveta Marese Castel del Monte Bombino Bianco
Kr 149,90
Pale lemon yellow. Yellow fruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and rounded. 79

2014 Alois Lageder Chardonnay
Kr 195,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerals, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples palate. 80

2014 Domaine du Pélican Arbois Chardonnay
Kr 315,-
Pale lemon yellow. Smoky, minerals, flint, apples, touch of citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, creamy, rounded, apples, lemons, some smoky notes, refreshing. Long. 91

2012 Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes
Kr 310,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some flinty notes nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, somewhat hollow finish. 85

2013 Marc Colin Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Montceau
Kr 369,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lemons and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, lemons, apples, almost creamy, light smoky note finish, long. 90

2013 Matrot Meursault
Kr 399,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some peach, fruitier nose and minerals. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, plaster and lemons, elegant and nuanced, long. 91

2013 Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Encéignières
Kr 399,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, plaster, some smoky notes, light citrus touch nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, lively, minerals, plaster, lemons and apples, good length. 89

2012 Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault
Kr 471,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, smoky notes nose, citrus and faint honey note. Fresh acidity, fruity before more minerals mid palate and finish, leaner and quite linear. 90

2012 Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault Le Tesson
Kr 653,50
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, plaster, lemon blossoms and lemons nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, apples and lemons, plaster, some apple core notes and slight creamy touch. 91

2011 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts
Kr 596,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light popcorn note, minerals, butter, lemons. Fresh acidity, beautiful lemons, apples, minerals, some plaster, delicate and nuanced, long. 93

2011 Château de Beaucastel Blanc Rousanne Vieilles Vignes XXx
Kr 990,-
Pale lemon yellow. Tropical fruits, peach, sultanas and grapes, fruity nose, minerals behind, rich nose. Freshish acidity, tropical fruits, dried and candied fruits, nuanced, quite rich and intense. Long. 94
Første gang denne er i BU, en legendarisk vin som bør ha tyve år pluss i kjelleren.

2014 Emrich-Schönleber Nahe Riesling trocken XXx
Kr 199,90
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some plaster and lemons nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, apples and minerals, precise. 88

2014 Rebholz Riesling Ökonomierat trocken
Kr 237,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lemons, schists, light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, lemons, some minerals, elegant if a bit lean finish. 87

2014 Rebholz Riesling Vom Bundsandstein trocken XX
Kr 315,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some peach notes, minerals, fresh nose, bit tight. Fresh acidity, apples, pears touch, lemons and lime, chalk notes. Long if narrower. 91

2014 Diel Burgberg Riesling GG
Kr 459,-
Pale lemon yellow. Heavier nose, lilies, fruity, apples and peach nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, lively, fruity, rounded, some floral notes and ripe fruit, candied orange, long. 93

2014 Rebholz Riesling Ganz Horn Sonnenschein GG XX
Kr 499,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh nose, some lemons and lime, touch floral. Fresh acidity, lemons, apples, fresh and fruity, playful and detailed, mouthwatering, rounded texture and fruit in a way, yet lively, long. 94

2014 Rebholz Riesling Kastanienbusch GG
Kr 499,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lemons, fruity, some floral notes nose. Tighter and bit closed. Fresh acidity, fruity, lemons, apples, pears, slight bitter touch, subdued minerals and rose petals notes, long. 93

2012 Geltz-Zilliken Rausch Erste Lage Riesling Diabas
Kr 389,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, light schists note nose. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit, minerals, apples, lemons, rounded, long. 90

2014 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Feinherb Ur Alte Reben
Kr 279,-
Pale lemon yellow. Lemons, some grapefruits, minerals, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples and lemons, playful, long. 90

Moestue mainyheter 2016


Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Cru Brut
Kr 339,-
2010 base. Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, some brioche, fruity nose. Yeast. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, somewhat narrower mid palate, minerals and brioche finish. 88

2008 Pouillon Les Valnons Blanc de Blancs
Kr 469,90
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, fruity, lemons, pears and yeast nose, fruit driven. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded mousse, apples and lemons, some brioche. 89

2004 Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Brut Millesime
Kr 499,90
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, fruity, minerals, flinty, brioche nose. Pears and peach. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded mousse, some yellow fruits, a bitter note and some smokiness, long. 90

2015 Domini Veneti Soave Classico Superiore
Kr 114,90
Pale lemon yellow. Light yellow fruity and a touch spicy nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded. 78

2014 Bonnet-Huteau Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie La Tarciere
Kr 159,90
Pale lemon yellow. Some yellow fruits and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, almost smoky minerals note with light yellow fruit over it. 84

2014 Bonnet-Huteau Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Les Gautronnieres
Kr 179,90
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, yellow fruits, rounded nose, pears and almost a touch of chalk and sea front. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, minerals, fresh and lively. 87

2015 Coffele Soave Classico Ca Visco
Kr 199,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, touch of peach and spices. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, peach. 83

2013 Ostertag Pinot Gris Barriques
Kr 265,-
Pale lemon yellow. Light apples and some yellow fruits nose, touch of citrus, tight. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, yellow fruits, slightly bitter finish. 86

2014 Domaine du Pelican Arbois Savagnin
Kr 315,-
Pale lemon yellow. Vanilla, spices, apples, lemons,tight nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, spices, minerals, smoky, lemons, still tight. 89

2013 Vincent Girardin Saint Romain Vieilles Vignes
Kr 279,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, slight floral note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, somewhat creamy, apples, bit easy going finish. 86

2012 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Lechet
Kr 320,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals, pears and a slight smoky note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, elegant, rounded, somewhat bitter minerals finish. 88

2013 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru Frionnes
Kr 379,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, plaster, floral notes and citrus. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant, fresh, detailed, long. 90

2013 Hubert Lamy Santenay Blanc 1er Cru Clos des Gravieres
Kr 398,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, faint citrus touch, not that open, but feels deeper on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, concentrated, quite intense and elegant, long. 92

2014 Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir
Kr 449,-
Pale lemon yellow. Lemons, apples, some vanilla, fruity, minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, minerals, intense, some vanilla, spices, long. 92

2014 Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
Kr 449,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, nuanced, floral notes, some vanilla and a touch of flint nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, lemons, detailed, fresh and lively, rounded, apples and a touch smoky finish. Lemons. 93

2014 Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Kr 459,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, citrus flowers, detailed nose, layered, fruit driven. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, elegant, chalk, quite detailed, firmer finish. 93-94

2011 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, some vanilla, intense nose, slight smoky note. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, lemons, detailed, long. 92

2010 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts
Kr 630,-
300 flasker tilgjengelig. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, some vanilla and spices, detailed nose, layered. Fresh acidity, minerals, smoky, detailed, flint, apples and lemons, layered, long. 93

2013 Vincent Girardin Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres
Kr 699,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, citrus, almond flowers, layered nuanced and detailed, superb nose. On the tight side. Fresh acidity, fruity, lemons, apples, minerals, steely, focused, almost narrow yet wide and intense, long. 96

2015 Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner Kremstal Kullinarisk Akademi
Kr 169,-
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, and touch of citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, leaner, quite elegant balance. 84

2015 Hans Wirsching Iphöfer Julius Echter Berg Silvaner Erste Lage
Kr 219,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, touch of citrus, tight nose, some spices. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, fresh, detailed, elegant, long. 90

2015 Hans Wirsching Iphöfer Riesling Kabinett Trocken
Kr 175,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some white flowers and fruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, lively, peach and pears. 87

2015 Wagner-Stempel Riesling trocken
Kr 179,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, floral notes, elegant, touch of bergamot. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded, lively, elegant. 87

2015 Wittmann Vom Rotliegend Riesling trocken
Kr 199,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some citrus, pears nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, minerals, lemons and citrus, good length. 89

2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Schiefergestein Riesling trocken
Kr 289,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, ripe red and green apples, pears, peach, floral, candied lemons, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, apples, lemons, rounded, long. 91

2014 Stift Göttweig Riesling Silberbichl
Kr 274,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light citrus note nose. Tight, some floral notes and minerals far behind. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded, apples, lemons, minerals, long. 90

2014 Heinrich Spindler Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling trocken Grosse Lage
Kr 349,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some floral notes and citrus, minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, lime, plaster, leaner, firm, tight, long. 92

2014 Heinrich Spindler Forster Kirchenstück Riesling trocken Grosse Lage
Kr 349,90
About 1800 bottles made. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, floral, detailed nose, elegant and nuanced. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, elegant, detailed and nuanced, playful, lemons and apples, long. 94

2014 Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon
Kr 375,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, fruity, floral, yellow fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, pears, long. 91

2014 Geltz-Zilliken Rausch Erste Lage Kabinett
Kr 229,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, fresh nose, minerals, schists and citrus. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, apples and minerals, elegant. 88

2015 Hellstrøm Côte du Rhône Rosé
Kr 159,90
Pale pink. Some red berries nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant texture. 81

2015 Miraval Rosé
Kr 179,90
Watery pink. Very easy going nose, some pach. Fresh acidity, watery and lean. 76

2015 Gulfi Rosa
Kr 199,90
Pale red. Light red fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, slight anise note. 79

2015 Il Mimo
Kr 169,90
Pale red. Red fruits, some strawberry jam nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, red berries. 82

2015 Sperino Rosa del Rosa
Kr 199,90
Kun 600 flasker. Pale pink. Red berries, touch of anise nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, bit warm at 14%, touch bitter finish. 82

2015 Bailly Sancerre Rosé Le Dieu-Mercy
Kr 226,-
Pale pink. Fresh, fruity, herbs and red berries nose, lean. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lean. 81

2015 Bodegas Bienvenedo
Kr 400,- BiB
Ruby. Red berries fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, red berries, spices. 79

2013 Domini Veneti Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Kr 114,90
Ruby. Red berries, anise nose, light. Fresh acidity, few tannins, lean, herbal, thin. 77

2013 Vigneti di Torbe Valpolicella Ripasso
Kr 150,-
Ruby. Dark fruits and nettles nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity dark berries, anise. 79

2015 Richard Rottiers Beaujolais Villages La Sambinerie
Kr 208,-
3000 bottles made. Bright ruby. Red berries, elegant nose, floral, touch of spices, violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, fresh, elegant, just a bit skinny finish. 85

2014 Thillardon Chenas Les Blemonts
Kr 259,90
Bright ruby. Red berries, minerals, touch of blueberries and violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, minerals, fresh, fruity if leaner, elegant structure, good length. 87

2014 Thillardon Chenas Chassignol
Kr 299,90
Bright ruby. Red berries, dark fruits, minerals, some floral notes and darker berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries and spices, red fruity, elegant. 88

2014 Richard Rottiers Moulin a Vent Champ du Cour
Kr 319,90
Bright ruby. Red berries, floral notes, fresh and fruity, elegant, some spices, minerals and floral touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, spices, almost salty, detailed, elegant, long. 89

2014 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles-Vignes
Kr 328,-
Pale ruby. Red berries, some spices, vanilla, lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, elegant, scented finish. 89

2014 Muzard Santenay 1er Cru Maladieres
Kr 329,90
Pale ruby. Scented, herbs, leaner nose, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, elegant, good length. 89

2010 Gulfi NeroBaronj
Kr 299,90
Ruby. Coffee, ripe, dark fruits, spices and liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice and overripe cherries palate, good length. 88

2010 Gulfi NeroSanlore
Kr 369,90
Ruby. Red berries, spices, dark fruits behind, coffee, chocolate and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense,d ark and red fruits, coffee and spices, long. 90

2010 Poderi Colla Bricco del Drago
Kr 264,-
Bright ruby. Red berries, spices, dark fruits and scented notes, touch of tar. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, quite intense, structured and firm with dark fruits to back it up, liquorice. 88

2008 Scarpa Barbera d'Asti La Bogliona
Kr 369,-
Ruby. Red berries, fresh, floral notes, cherries and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, structured, quite firm, good length. 89

2014 Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo
Kr 238,-
Pale ruby. Scented, red berries, touch of tar and roses. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, bright, elegant and nuanced, charming. 87

2011 Brovia Barolo
Kr 419,90
Bright ruby. Cherries, tar, roses, anise nose, fairly intense yet leaner. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and juicy if leaner. 90

2011 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Kr 758,-
Bright ruby. Tar, roses, quite intense nose, some cherries and strawberries, liquorice touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, liquorice, dark fruits, red berries, anise, long. 93

2011 Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
Kr 799,90
Bright ruby. Spices, red berries, some floral notes, cherries, liquorice and a touch of roses nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, juicy, spices, dark berries, cherries, liquorice, detailed, long. 95

2011 Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala
Kr 1040,-
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, spices, cherries, tar, liquorice and violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, bit flat, not optimal bottle.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Vininor Høstmesse, Egon Müller and more going back to 1983



2014 Schätzel Riesling ReinWeiß
Kr 207,40
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, some citrus nose. Fresh acidity, ripe, fresh, apples, minerals, elegant, good length. 87

2013 Schätzel Riesling Reinschiefer
Kr 237,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fresh, minerals, grapefruits, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, lemons, elegant, refreshing, lovely balance, good length. 89

2012 Schätzel Riesling Pettenthal
Kr 372,60
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, some citrus, fresh and fruity. Fresh acidity, apples, fresh, minerals, lovely balance, pure apples, long. 92

2012 Schätzel Silvaner Nackenheim
Ikke tilgjengelig
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fresh, fruity if still reductive. Fresh acidity, fresh, apples, some citrus, light spicy note, good length. 88

2013 Schätzel KabiNett
Kr 252,60
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, fresh and fruity, rounded, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, apples, lemons, elegant, fresh and delicate, lovely balance, lively. 89

2015 Schätzel Pettenthal Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, focused, detailed. Fresh acidity, apples, elegant, playful, detailed, long. 91

2015 Schätzel Ölberg Auslese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fresh, fruity, minerals, citrus. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, vibrant, elegant, lively, apples and citrus, long. 94

2015 Schätzel Pettenthal Auslese
300 litres made. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fresh, fruity, minerals, detailed nose, some pineapples. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lively, detailed, playful, apples, peach and pineapples, lemons, long. 96

2013 Schätzel Nierstein Riesling Vininor
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some flint, faint spices and a touch of vanilla. Fresh acidity, minerals, flinty, smoky, focused and firm, detailed, long. 92





2015 Egon Müller Scharzhof Riesling
Kr 409,30
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, fresh and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, lovely balance. 89

2015 Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Kr 704,80
Ap nr 02 16 Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, elegant, detailed nose, refreshing. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, elegant and nuanced, lovely balance. 90

2015 Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling Spätlese
Kr 1276,20
Ap nr 07 16 Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, light spicy notes, peach, light flinty nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, nuanced, lovely balance, apples and citrus, beautiful balance, long. 93

1983 Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Ap nr 33 84
Golden. Honey, apricots, fresh, fruity, minerals, apples, pineapples, detailed, pure, superb nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, elegant, lively, pure, sublime balance, nuanced. Creamy, rounded, sweet oranges, sweet lemons, apples, peach, pineapples, stunning. 96

1994 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett
Ap nr 09 95
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, some lemons, fresh, fruity, some yellow fruits, light spice note, minerals. Fresh acidity, minerals, fresh, fruity, detailed, elegant, long. 91



2015 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Urban Riesling
Kr 189,50
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, lemons, elegant. 86

2015 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger Alte Reben Feinherb
Kr 243,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, minerals, fresh, fruity, elegant, lovely balance. Good length. 88

2015 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett
Kr 243,40
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, touch of peach. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, apples, elegant. 89

2015 Szent Tamas Màd Furmint
Kr 176,30
Pale lemon yellow. Peach, fruity nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, leaner, fairly focused, good length. 86


2014 Clos de L'Elu Bastingage Anjou Blanc
Kr 212,-
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, minerals, lgood length. 87

2014 Besson Chablis
Kr 288,50
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, some minerals nose, touch of peach. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, apples, lighter, elegant. 85

2013 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Calcaire
Kr 269,40
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, some minerals and spices. Cinnamon notes. Fresh acidity, ripe, fruity, lemonsa nd ripe apples, good length. 88

2004 Zind-Humbrecht Brand Riesling Vendanges Tardives
Kr 431,80
Towards golden. Apples, apricots, fruity, peach and pears, some spices. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, minerals, elegant, lovely balance, long. 90

2014 Clos L'Ecu Coteaux du Layon 1er Cru Chaume
Kun horeca
Golden. Ripe, tropical fruits and honey nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, fruity, minerals, elegant, playful. Apples and tropical fruits. Good length. 89

2013 Szent Tamas Màd Late Harvest
Kun horeca
Pale golden. Apples, fruity, fresh nose, pineapples and apricots. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded, quite playful. 87

2014 Novaia Valpolicella Classico
Kr 215,80
Bright ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner. 85

2013 Novaia Ripasso
Kr 251,10
Ruby. Dark fruity, some spices, leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, some herbs. 85

2011 Novaia Amarone Corte Vaona
Kr 436,50
Ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, coffee notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bitter, fresher styles, dark berries, good length, touch hollow. 87

2010 Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino
Kr 410,90
Ruby. Red berries, herbs, some sweat and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, leaner, some herbs, good length. 89

2004 Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino
Kr 458,30
Ruby. Some cherries, anise and dark fruits, spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, some spices, anise and leather. 89

2011 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino
Kr 502,70
Ruby. Spices, anise, leather, some cherries and plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe, structured, good length. 89

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

The top wine moments of 2016




It is a list, but it’s difficult to put it correctly, it’s more the first that springs to my mind thinking back on the year that has passed by. 

#1. Just for the sheer pleasure and luxury of being able to follow and share one bottle of 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild over several hours with just one fellow drinker. A magnificent bottle, the best one I’ve had, opened randomly (word not chosen randomly) by itself. Normally these shows up at crazy tastings were one bottle overshadows another, and one just gets small sips as there are lots of people around the table. That is off course how many of us actually get to taste these expensive gems. Fantastic evening and night. The wine showed all exotic treats and layers one expects from it. 100

#2. A Vega Sicilia Vertical tasting in Helsinki, Finland with a total of 17 new vintages for me of Unico, stretching back to 1921. Some of the highlights of the evening were the 1946, 1964, 1986, 1996, 2002 vintages, with many runners up. We started the tasting with the 1964 as the host had read that some crazy Norwegian had given the wine a perfect score. I wonder who that could be?

#3. I have had this a few times now, and spotted this one quite quickly blind. The stunning 1970 Château Latour is a cathedral of a wine. So massively built, yet layers of fruit and complexity, stunning. Hugely impressive wine. 100

#4. Yes, I am a Mouton guy, always have loved the bold exotic expression, and here is another Mouton, 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild this time, opened in May. It needed four hours in decanter to run on all cylinders, but wow, then it ran smoothly. Layers of lush and pure fruit, incredible length. 100

#5. The only reason this isn’t further up is its youth. 2014 Comte Liger Belair La Romanée. WOW! The purity, the delicacy, the nuances, the layers, the playfulness, the brightness. It feels transparent until you try another great wine besides it, and it just runs over it. The length is amazing! Wish I could afford cases! 100

#6. 2000 Château Latour just left me dreaming. It is youthful still, but the layers and depth showing up in there is stunning. Refined and just ads on and on the more air one gives it. Amazing stuff. 99

#7. Three times 1916 Château Malartic Lagraviére. The bottles were opened at L’Academie du Vin dinner in Bordeaux. Two bottles fairly similar, one less so. To be able to have a go at bottle variations on a wine one hundred years old, that is just amazing! Best wine got 94!

#8. Getting a glass of 1996 Le Pin at Helsinki Airport. Not a producer I taste much, and not something I expect to find at an airport. The coravin system isn’t perfect, the wine seemed a little to evolved for its age, but anyways, quite a treat. 

#9. Probably my most delicious sparkling this year. At the above mentioned Vega-Sicilia vertical, this 1975 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill from magnum was poured. A subtle, refreshing, delicate, nuanced, lively and refined Champagne. Served blind, I was off quite a bit, I guessed 1988 Salon. Stunning once in a lifetime experience!

#10. The random moment, in the middle of the night, when I first get a 1938 Barros Colheita blind, and then a 1865 Niepoort Colheita. Let’s just say I was miles off both vintages blind! Both superb.

#11. A magnificent trip to Mosel in August arranged by the German Wine Institute. I had an excellent guide for two of the days with Slow Mosel, and fantastic visits in both vineyards and wineries up and down Saar, Ruwer and Mosel. Superb visits at Zilliken, Selbach-Oster, Dr.Pauly-Bergweiler, Vollenweider, Weiser-Künstler, Kettern and more. The trips organized by the German Wine Institute are always great experiences. I really fell back in love with Riesling on this trip to Mosel. Mosel made me fall in love with the variety, but I’m not as geared up for the love of the bone dry ones as many. My God have good a proper Kabinett can be!

#12. A trip to Douro, tasting lots of beautiful wines, young and old. Having some excellent food in Porto, and beautiful Colheitas from Kopke in the vintages 1938 and 1935. But the vitality of the 1917 Barros Rich Tawny probably sticks to my mind the most. 

#13. A week in Romania was an eye-opener. It changed my view on an entire country, as well as on their wines. There might be some future stars here.

#14. Getting to taste a massive amount of wines from Albert Bichot as they let me sniff and taste around their cellars for three days. Including some very rare birds like the 300 bottles production of Richebourg! Amazed at their generosity. 

#15. Going to Grand Jours de Bourgogne with a fairly crazy fellow Norwegian dreaming of buying a castle so he could throw burning oil on visitors he didn’t like. Rarely have I laughed as hard and as much, at the same time as there were so many stunning wines on display, ready to be tasted. It was some fantastic days in Burgundy. 

There were many more fantastic wine moments in 2016, as well as the loss of some wine friends. It’s been a roller coaster of a year, with lots of emotions. Can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring. Oh shit, I forgot a pretty interesting Marques de Riscal vertical going back to 1910…..

Thursday, 8 December 2016

36 wines from Montalcino tasted, Cupano, Castello Romitorio, Col d'Orcia, San Polo and Val di Suga

Cupano

2013 Cupano Sant'Antimo
Ruby. Herbs, paprika, light violets and cassis note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries and anise, leaner finish. 90

2012 Cupano Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Floral, raspberries, cherries, some anise, scented note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, spices, elegant fruit, red berries and anise, long. 93

2011 Cupano Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Fruity, red berries, cherries, lighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity if leaner, cherries and anise, elegant finish. 91

2009 Cupano Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Cherries, some anise, floral notes, light mint and rosemary note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, rounded, plums, starting figs, some cherries, long finish. 93

2000 Cupano Rosso di Montalcino
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented. Thyme, rosemary, mint, cherries, floral, cherries, figs, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, prunes, mint, cherries and plums, elegant and nuanced, long. 89



Castello Romitorio

2010 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino
Ruby. Dark fruity, some vanilla and spices, some chocolate and plums. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, fresh, lively, cherries, some strawberries, long. 92

2012 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, some cassis, cherries, floral notes, thyme. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, intense, long. 91

2011 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Dark fruits, some anise and liquorice, vanilla and alcohol nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, red berries, some cherries, vanilla, good length. 89

2010 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta
4000 bottles made. Ruby. Cherries, liquorice, plums, figs, ripe nose, deeper. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, dark berries, some spices, juicy, rich and intense, cherries and liquorice, long. 93

2011 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta
4000 bottles made. Ruby. Red berries, some anise, herbs, vanilla, lacks some focus. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, some anise, long. 90

2012 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta
4000 bottles. Bright ruby. Fruity, red berries, some spices, light olive note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, some cherries and plums, elegant texture, some vanilla, long. 92



Col d'Orcia

2015 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Red berries, anise, some spices, refreshing. Bright fruity and quite rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and anise, some spices, long. 92

2013 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Some nettles, coffee, red fruits and cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, firm, some nettles and red fruits, good length. 89

2012 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Red berries, cherries, anise, liquorice, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, refreshing, long. Bit closed now. 91

2014 Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, fresh nose, cherries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, easy going. 85

2011 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, cherries, some anise, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, cherries and anise, rounded, juicy, good length. 90

2011 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Nastagio
Bright ruby. Scented, mint, eucalyptus, cherries, almost flinty nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, detailed, refreshing, long. 91

1998 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Mint, cherries, some tar, elegant nose, touch of tobacco and leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, some spices, elegant and refreshing, long. 93

2008 Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
8000 bottles made. Bright ruby. Red berries, fresh, fruity, cherries, elegant nose. Quite detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, elegant and nuanced, structured, quite bright fruit, concentrated, long. 94

2012 Col d'Orcia Olmaia
Ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, plums, faint herbal note, raspberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, elegant and nuanced, long. 90

2001 Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Bright ruby. Red berries, cherries, anise, fresh, nuanced, some mint, elegant and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant, bright and lively, structured and firm, long. 95

1988 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, red berries, anise, mint, rosemary, anise and figs, detailed and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, juicy, liquorice and cherries, elegant, long. 92


San Polo

2014 San Polo Rosso di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Bright red fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner,fruity, red berries. 83

2011 San Polo Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some spices, liquorice, vanilla notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, coffee, dark fruits, red berries and ripe morellos, vanilla finish. 90

2012 San Polo Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Reductive nose. Opens a bit towards floral notes and red fruits with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, smoother, fruity, dark berries and cherries, some red fruits, long. 91

2010 San Polo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Ruby. Vanilla, dark fruity nose, intense, rosemary and mint nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, refreshing, cherries and raspberries, anise, long finish. 93

2012 San Polo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Ruby. Vanilla, dark fruits, spices, blackberries nose, somewhat reductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, structured, firm, some alcohol shows through, firm finish, vanilla. 93



Val di Suga

2012 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Floral, red berries, violets, some vanilla, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, intense, red and dark fruits, refreshing. 90

2011 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Red berries, some spices, anise, minerals, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red and darker fruits, juicy before structured finish, long. 90

2010 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, liquorice, touch of floral notes and thyme. Quite tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, juicy, red berries and spices, leather, alcohol warmth shows through, long. 93

2011 Val di Suga Vigna del Lago Brunello di Montalcino
7000 bottles made. Bright ruby. Floral, red berries, anise, some spices, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, dark and red fruits, intense, some chocolate, long. Bit warm finish. 93

2011 Val di Suga Poggio al Granchio Brunello di Montalcino
8000 bottles made. Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, thyme, rosemary, anise, spices, elegant, some roses. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, anise, juicy, firmer finish, structured, a bit warm finish. 94

2011 Val di Suga Vigna Spuntali Brunello di Montalcino
7000 bottles made. Bright ruby. Floral, red berries, some vanilla, cherries, tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, cherries, some thyme and rosemary, tobacco, long. 94

2015 Val di Suga Rosso di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Light red fruity nose, elegant, lightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries. 84

2012 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, some anise nose, floral notes, violets, somewhat denser nose for the vintage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red and dark berries, some spices, long. Touch warm. 91

2006 Val di Suga Vigna Spuntali Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Blackberries, some figs, cherries, mint, eucalyptus, leather, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe, dark berries, red fruits, tobacco, bit warm finish. 93

2004 Val di Suga Vigna Spuntali Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, floral, mint, tobacco and leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, elegant if a bit warm, long. 94