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Friday, 17 October 2014

4 2012's from Domaine Rion


2012 Domaine Rion Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Terres Blanches blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, floral notes, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, elegant, almost crisp, fresh and fruity, long. 91

2012 Domaine Rion Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Bright ruby. Elegant nose, fresh and nuanced, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and elegant palate, good length. 87

2012 Domaine Rion Chambolle-Musigny-Les Cras
Bright ruby. Red berries, vanilla, scented, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, elegant and detailed, fresh. Good length. 89

2012 Domaine Rion Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, rounded, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, rounded and elegant, fruity, textured finish, long. 92


Five 2012's from Perrot-Minot

2012 Perrot-Minot Morey-Saint-Denis
Bright ruby. Fruity, rounded, spicy and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh, good length. 88

2012 Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Fruity and spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh, lacks some nuances, good length. 87

2012 Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Bright ruby. Fruity, floral, red berries and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, elegant, lovely finish. 90

2012 Perrot-Minot Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru La Richemone
Bright ruby. Scented, vanilla, red and darker berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and long. 90

2012 Perrot-Minot Charmes-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Fruity, rounded nose, floral and scented, nuanced with more air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, again rounded, elegant taxture, fresh and lively, long. 92

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Il Caberlot


My first tasting of the wines of Podere Il Carnasciale made from the infamous grape variety Caberlot. This is believed to be a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The variety was found in an abandoned vineyard in the late 1960's. Podere Il Carnasciale is situated in the southern Chianti mountains in the Valdarno region of Tuscany. This variety is only grown at this estate, an estate that planted it's first vineyard in 1986. Il Caberlot is only bottled in magnums and double magnums and the production is tiny. 


939901
Carnasciale 2011
Toscana, Italia 5600 bottles made. Ruby. Dark fruits, light floral note, intense and scented nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, fairly intense, mulberries, lovely balance between fresness and ripe notes, almost somewhat mineral beneath. kr 425,10 (Bestilling)
90 poeng
Garage d'Or AS 


Spesialbestilles hos Garage d'Or (andre årganger tilbake til 1999 kan spesialbestilles ved forespørsel)
Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot 2010
Toscana, Italia 2450 magnums made. Deep ruby. Scented, mulberries, blackberries, light anise high note, getting more and more scented with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, detailed, leaner palate than nose, creamy texture, lively finish, almost a bit pruney and cedary in the finish. Savory and long. Superb. kr 1 559,- (Bestilling)
95 poeng
Garage d'Or AS
 

939705
Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot 2009
Toscana, Italia 3050 magnums made. Deep ruby, lots of sediments. Liquorice, dark fruits, intense, light alcohol high note, scented, violets, opens up beautifully with a bit of air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, sweet berries, blueberries but also a raspberry touch to liven things up, fairly smooth, long. kr 1 629,90 (Bestilling)
93 poeng
Garage d'Or AS
 
316605
Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot 2008
Toscana, Italia 3100 magnums made. Deep ruby. Morellos, figs, blueberries, scented, violets, hyacinth, layered and detailed nose. Seductive and almost etheral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh, detailed and lovely balance, layered, red fruits, long. kr 1 629,90 (Bestilling)
94 poeng
Garage d'Or AS
 

Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot 2007
Toscana, Italia 2900 magnums made. Ruby. Scented, figs, mulberries, raspberries, liquorice, detailed and elegant nose. Beautiful floral note with a light spicy touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, detailed, little bit fimer but also savory and refreshing, bordering on mouthwatering, long.  
94 poeng

 
Podere Il Carnasciale Il Caberlot 2001
Toscana, Italia 1450 magnums made. Ruby. Scented, ripe, fruity, dark berries, raspberries, highly floral with some exotix spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, very detailed and elegant, nuanced, refreshing and detailed. Some spices and red and darker fruits, lightly exotic palate as well, long. 
94 poeng




3 from Mastrojanni


 
173301
Mastrojanni Rosso di Montalcino 2012
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby. Lightly scented, red berries, light cherry stone note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh if slightly hollow palate, sweet and sour finish. 86 kr 233,50 (Bestilling)
Vininor AS

173101
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2009
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby, garnet rim. Dark fruits, liquorice, leather, scented, heavier floral notes, almost sweet lilies like, intense, almost leaps out of the glass, but also alcohol high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, ripe fruits, cherries, liquorice, stone fruit, slightly bitter, firm finish. Slightly warm. kr 415,80 (Bestilling)
90 poeng
Vininor AS

173201
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d'Asino 2007
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby, brick rim. Intense nose but needs air, scented, liquorice, plums, cherry stone, layers. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, cherry stones, liquorice, firm, sweet and sour, cherries, long finish. Firm finish. kr 641,50 (Bestilling)
92 poeng
Vininor AS

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

One suzukii you do not want



At a recent Barone Ricasoli winemaker’s dinner, Baron Fransesco Ricasoli talked about the fruit fly Drosophila suzukii had turned up in his vineyards this year, and made themselves noticed. This insect was discovered in Japan in the early parts of the twentieth century but have travelled the world fairly recently. The fly was discovered in the USA in 2008 and have also been found in Italy, France, Belgium and Spain. Fruit flies are not uncommon, but this one attacks healthy and ripe fruit. 

In the vineyards of Ricasoli it attacked Sangiovese as the grapes were almost bursting with water after a wet season, an unusually wet season that is. Cabernet Sauvignon with its thicker skin was not affected. The female has a prominent ovipositor so it can cut into healthy fruit skins seemingly with more ease than other species, so they don’t need to wait for the berries to start rotting. This makes this fly a pest and they can spread very quickly. Each female can lay 300 eggs and there can be as much as 13 generations in one year. One upside is that the males seem to become sterile in excess temperatures of 30 degrees C, but the down side is that the insects can live for 300 days without fruit to feed on. The baron said the fruits got a stinky smell like vinegar once affected and that they got a strange look. 
 
According to UCDavies, the fly is mostly attacking ripening raspberries, blackberries and strawberry crops, but has been observed occasionally attacking plums, apricots, plumcots, nectarines and figs. Now also grapes. There seems to be quite a few new insects to worry about for the wine lover these days, they are not new but they live places they haven't been before. Travelling wine killers. 

For further reading:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/EXOTIC/drosophila.html

Castello di Brolio winemakers dinner.




4473601
Torricella 2012
Toscana, Italia Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical notes, some peach on the nose, not too intense. Fresh acidity, slightly bitter and quite phenolic, bit hollow, citrusy finish. kr 199,- (Bestilling)
83 poeng
Vinarius AS

1556901
Ricasoli Chianti 2013
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby. Lightly scented, dark berries, light liquorice note nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fruity, some berries, easy going. kr 139,90 (Basis)
82 poeng
Vinarius AS


69901
Brolio Chianti Classico 2012
Toscana, Italia Ruby. Liquorice, cherries, lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, fairly elegant structure and fruit. kr 159,90 (Basis)
84 poeng
Vinarius AS


4509001
Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
Toscana, Italia Ruby. Scented, some cherries, anise, light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cherries, liquorice, light herbal note, bit lean finish. kr 184,- (Basis)
86 poeng
Vinarius AS


9070701
Barone Ricasoli Casalferro 2010
Toscana, Italia Ruby. Ripe, rich, blueberries, scented, dark fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich and fruity, little bit dry in the finish, cherries finish.
Little bit warm. Passer til: Storfe. kr 319,- (Bestilling)
87 poeng
Vinarius AS

9070601
Barone Ricasoli Colledilà 2010
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby. Liquorice, cherries, light ripe plums note, floral, quite seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, fairly detailed, good length. kr 319,- (Bestilling)
88 poeng
Vinarius AS


4198701
Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico 2011
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, elegant nose, liquorice, light violets note, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, playful and elegant texture, somewhat firmer finish, give it two hours in decanter or more, long.
Passer til: Lam og sau, Storfe. kr 299,50 (Bestilling)
92 poeng
Vinarius AS

4198701
Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico 2010
Toscana, Italia Bright ruby. Somewhat fuller nose, liquorice, cherries, morellos, scented, quite rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fuller bodied, ripe cherries and liquorice, bit firmer finish. Decant it for two hours or more. Passer til: Lam og sau, Storfe. kr 299,50 (Bestilling)
91 poeng
Vinarius AS


4198701
Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico 2007
Toscana, Italia Deep ruby. Liquorice, hung meat, coffee, intense cherries, quite seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweet dark berries, some liquorice, little bit herbal and rougher finish, decant it for an hour. Passer til: Storfe. kr 299,50 (Bestilling)
89 poeng
Vinarius AS


869601
Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico 2000
Toscana, Italia Ruby, garnet rim. Liquorice, figs, prunes, some violets, mints, evolving nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, intense, fruity, ripe but also a bit firm texture, bit woody finish, fruit can't fully handle it. Decant it for an hour, maybe more. Passer til: Lam og sau. kr 315,- (Bestilling)
88 poeng
Vinarius AS


9814802
Castello di Brolio Vin Santo 2006
Toscana, Italia Golden with amber hue. Apricots, dried fruits, almonds, hazel nuts, ever so slightly of caramel. Fresh acidity, ripe, fruity, playful and clean, some almonds and dried apricots again, lively finish for Vin Santo.
Long. kr 279,- (Bestilling)
91 poeng
Vinarius AS


Monday, 13 October 2014

Siden jeg nå er utestengt av fullstendig latterlige årsaker av Vin-Forum på facebook, kanskje av en som ikke ønsker at jeg skal pirke mer i noe som åpenbart er ett dypt sår, så finner dere som er interessert meg her. Her blir det ikke rare dialogen dessverre men noen av dere finner meg på vanlig facebook. Vin-Forum kan jeg neppe komme tilbake til når det er drevet av såpass useriøse aktører. Takker for følge, da blir aktiviteten her en helt annen fremover.

Excellent Roagna vertical tasting, Crichët Pajé going back to ultra rare 1988





A grand Roagna tasting in Oslo a few weeks back, some excellent wines, showing real finesse and details, and that one doesn't have to make big and high alcohol levels wines from Nebbiolo. One can focus on refinement and nuances instead. Lovely flight. 

Roagna Barbera d'Asti 2011
Ruby. Scented, red berries nose, fruit driven nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively. 85 

Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba 2012
Piemonte, Italia Ruby. Scented, ripe dark berries, quite intense nose, almost seductive. Freshish acidity, ripe tannines, fruity palate, rounded. kr 179,90 (Bestilling)
85
Unico Real Wines AS

Luca Roagna Langhe Rosso 2012
Piemonte, Italia Bright ruby. Red berries, light tar note, roses on the noe. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and detailed, firm and focused, red berries finish, good length. kr 169,90 (Bestilling)
87
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Langhe Rosso 2008
Piemonte, Italia Bright ruby, brick rim. Scented, red berries, liquorice, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, sweet morellos, red berries, stone from stone fruits, good length. kr 249,90 (Bestilling)
87
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barolo 2008
Piemonte, Italia Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, dark fruits, anise, tight nose even with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, somewhat fleshy, ripe morellos, liquorice, little bit warm finish. kr 339,90 (Bestilling)
88
Unico Real Wines AS


Roagna Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti 2008
Piemonte, Italia Bright ruby, garnet rim. Highly scented, intense, layered nose, anise, intriguing, not that easy to describe, seductive. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, ripe, intense, fresh and detailed, nuanced and layered, long. kr 699,90 (Bestilling)
94
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti 2009
Piemonte, Italia Ruby, garnet rim. Leather, cherries, anise, roses, detailed nose, not quite as seductive as it's older brother. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh, little bit fuller bodied, red berries finish, long.
93
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Viti 2008
Piemonte, Italia Bright garnet. Coffee, intense nose, scented, liquorice, plums and morellos. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, rich, intense, layered and mouthwatering, long. kr 699,90 (Bestilling)
94
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti 2008
Piemonte, Italia Pale garnet. Tar, roses, cherries, intense, scented, liquorice behind. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, intense, layered and detailed, nuanced and long. kr 699,90 (Bestilling)
94
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Pajè Vecchie Viti 2008
Piemonte, Italia Pale ruby. Scented, anise, cherries, liquorice, red berries, floral nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and intense palate, fruity, detailed and nuanced, liquorice and leather, long finish. kr 699,90 (Bestilling)
94
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Pajè Vecchie Viti 2009
Piemonte, Italia Bright garnet. Scented, floral, roses, violets, red berries, elegant nose, seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, rounded, fruity, long.
91
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 2005
Piemonte, Italia 1650 bottles made. Garnet. Intensely scented, anise, roses, violets, red berries, flirting nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, red berries, layered, seductive and long.
93
Unico Real Wines AS


Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 2002
Piemonte, Italia 1000 bottles made. Bright ruby, scented, ripe nose, liquorice, roses, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, leaner, detailed, nuanced, long. 

90
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Crichet Pajé 2001
Piemonte, Italia 1200 bottles made. Highly intense, scented, floral, anise, light tar note, layered nose, seductive. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, intense, sweet morellos, liquorice, long. 
93
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 2000
Piemonte, Italia 2000 bottles made. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Leather, scented, slightly dusty nose, cherries. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, intense and ripe, fruity, long. 
92
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 1999
Piemonte, Italia 2400 bottles made. Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented, minerals, anise, violets and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, ripe, fruity, firm, textured, needs time still to polish the texture, give it ten years, long. 
94
Unico Real Wines AS


Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 1988
Piemonte, Italia 120 bottles reconditioned and released September 2011. Brick. Scented, cherries, anise, floral, detailed, lovely nose, maturing. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, intense, fresh, detailed, scented, focused, long. 
94
Unico Real Wines AS

Roagna Barbaresco Paje Riserva 1998
Piemonte, Italia 480 bottles made. Garnet, brick rim. Tar and roses, scented, detailed and layered nose, seriously seductive. High acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, layered, intense and long, detailed.
Superb. kr 1 099,90 (Bestilling)
96 poeng
Unico Real Wines AS