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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

September release from Record


2013 Hexamer Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and crisp, citrus finish. 83

2013 Hexamer Schlossböckelheimer Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and a light flinty note nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity if leaner palate, refreshing. 86

2013 Hexamer Schlossböckelheimer Königsfels Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded palate, lovely citrus note, good length. 87

2013 Hexamer Schlossböckelheimer Riesling Porphyr
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light floral note on top. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, fruity and mouthwatering, minerals beneath. 86

2012 Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Kabinett trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, lively palate, green apples, light bitter note in finish, good length. 88

2013 Künstler Pinot Noir Rosé trocken
Pale pink. Light fruity nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and fruity, charming. 84

2012 Künstler Hochheim Weiss Erd Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral notes, chalky minerals nose. Fresh acidity, rounded texture, fruity and fresh, good length. 88

2012 Künstler Hochheim Kirchenstück Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, more subdued nose, needs air. Fresh acidity, rounded, apples, citrus, together and a bit firm now, long. 90-91

2013 Markus Molitor Schiefer Riesling BIB
Watery lemon yellow. Light apply nose. Fresh acidity and again light apply palate. 81

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Riesling trocken BIB
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and fresh nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh. 80

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Estate Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus and floral nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, citrus and apples palate and finish, good length. 85


2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Eisbach Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons and lime nose, minerals beneath. Fresh acidity, lively and detailed, good length. 86

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Hohen-Sülzen Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed, changing up a gear, floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, lively palate, aromatic and mouthwatering, good length. 88

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Grüner Sylvaner trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Light citrus note and green apples nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, lively, good length. 85

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Hohen-Sülzen Kirchenstück Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Green and some yellow apples, minerals, detailed, slightly orange blossoms floral note, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, detailed, minerals, citrus, long finish. 91

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Nieder-Flörsheim Frauenberg Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals up front, apples, citrus, transparent and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, somewhat leaner and narrower palate, focused, lively finish, long. 92

2013 Battenfeld-Spanier Mölsheim Zellerweg am Schwarzen Herrgott Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed kose, more floral notes in the back. Fresh acidity, lively, focused, refreshing and detailed, long. 92

2013 Kühling-Gillot Qvinterra Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Light nose, fruity with minerals and grapefruit touch. Fresh acidity, rounded, fresh and fruity. 85

2013 Kühling-Gillot Oppenheim Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, pears, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh palate, detailed and subdued, playful. 87

2013 Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, apples and lemons nose. Fresh acidity, crisp and detailed palate, grapefruits and orange blossoms, lime finish. 88

2013 Kühling-Gillot Nackenheim Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tighter nose, bit closed, some floral notes behind. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, apples finish. 88

2013 Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Ölberg Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals but very tight and closed, needs lots of decanter time. Give it at least an hour. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, detailed and long. 90-91 maybe higher in future.

2013 Kühling-Gillot Nierstein Pettenthal Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, almost smokey notes, flinty, apples and lime nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, fresh and detailed palate, apples and lime, long. 92

2009 Künstler Spätburgunder Tradition
Pale ruby. Strawberries and mulberries nose.  Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity palate, red berries finish. 86

2009 Kesseler Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Raspberries and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, red berries and vanilla, bit biting finish, could have less oak. 87

September release from B&R


2009 Rolet Cremant de Jura
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, fruity, light minerals nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruity and rounded. 84

2013 Zarate Albarino
Pale lemon yellow. Light apples and some tropical notes nose. Nutty touch. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, elegant, fairly lively. 87

2012 Balthasar Ress Von Unsern Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerals and peach note nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh, fruity, good length. 86

2012 Von Hövel Riesling Kabinett Rocken Balduin
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, lightly scented, almost a rose touch on the nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, fresh, little bit boring palate. 85

2012 Von Hövel Kanzem Hörecker Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Scented, apples, detailed, light tropical notes, cool minerals, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, detailed, bit tight, nuanced, slight grapefruit note, long. 90

2012 Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, tight, bit sulphur up front, needs air. Fresh acidity, rounded, fresh, fruity, green apples, grapefruits, minerals, lemons, long finish. 91

2013 Von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light orange blossoms note nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fresh and lively, mouthwatering green apples palate, fresh. 87

2011 Von Hövel Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese 33
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, light tropical note, floral. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, rounded, fresh and detailed, long. 92

2011 Rolet Arbois Chardonnay Harmonie
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, orchids, light mineral note and some honey nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, rich, warm and creamy palate, light cheese note. 89

2009 Rolet Côtes de Jura Expression du Terroir Chardonnay-Savagnin
Lemon yellow. Rich, honeyed nuts, oxidative, flor note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rich, minerals, tropical, nuts and honey, slightly sweet tone. 90

2007 Rolet Côtes de Jura Savagnin
Towards golden. Nuts, flor, minerals, honey, mushrooms and forest floor nose. Fresh acidity, lively, almost crisp before fuller and riper finish, again almost sweet fruits in the finish. 90

2006 Rolet Arbois Vin Jeaune
Golden. Nuts, apricots, minerals, almost flinty, intense nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, intense before narrower mid palate, almost salty, some nuts and a slight sweet note mid palate, long. 91

2012 Giacomo Ascheri Barbera d'Alba Fontanelle
Ruby. Dark berries, liquorice, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh. 84



Saturday, 6 September 2014

83 visits around the Med.


2013 Gentilini Robola of Cephalonia Cellar Selection
Pale lemon yellow. Light tropical notes nose, minerals, volcanic and light smoky nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, elegant and fresh, slightly bitter finish. Bit warm (14) serve it chilled. 87

2013 Mediterra Xerolithia (Vilana)
Pale golden. Apples, ripe lemons, different nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, fresh, fresh pears and citrus, almost salty minerals, lovely. Good length. 88

2012 Athina Santorini Assyrtiko
Towards lemon yellow. Pears, fruity, citrus, minerals, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, phenolic, structured, more creamy palate. Not the style one expects from Assyrtiko. 88

2013 Argyros Estate Aidani
Pale lemon yellow. Citrus, apples, light fresh butter note and towards light saltiness in the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and detailed, rounded, almost light aioli note in the finish. 88

2013 Argyros Estate Santorini Assyrtiko
400 year old plants! Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light citrus, transparent nose. Minerals. Fresh acidity, fresh and rounded, intense, citrus and salty minerals, fresh finish. 89

2012 Sigalas Santorini Kavalieros Assyrtiko
Towards lemon yellow. Minerals, ripe lemons, light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and creamy texture, richer and fruity, slightly warm finish. 89

2013 Mora et Memo Tino Vermentino di Sardegna
Towards lemon yellow. Apples high note over honey and ripe melons, bit rich. Fresh acidity, rounded, sweetish note, fruity, light floral note and somewhat bitter finish. Creamy. 87

2012 Nuraghe Crabioni Kanimari Vermentino di Sardegna
Towards lemon yellow. Tutti frutti, canned pears and apples nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, fairly fresh and rounded, citrus finish. 85

2013 U Tabarka Giancu
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and detailed, floral, fruity, minerals, creamy. 87

2013 U Tubarka Perdigiournou
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit, apples, melons, highly aromatic nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, aromatic, citrus, detailed, fresh and lively, good length. 88

2013 Contini Karmis
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flinty and smoky, riper fruits behind. Fresh acidity, fruity, rich, ripe, rounded, slightly warm (13,5) good length. Bit numbing. 86

2013 Casa d'Ambra Euposia Forastera
Watery golden. Honey, some wax, very light of lilies nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, more citrus on the palate, fruity, good length. 87

2013 Casa d'Ambria Frassitelli Biancolella
Pale lemon yellow. Slightly nutty and almost beacon note on the nose, floral high notes and something earthy and sweetish towards sweet potatoes. Fresh acidity, lively, detailed, frrsh and citrusy, green apples, almost schistes like minerality, good length, 89

2013 Joaquin Joaquin dall'Isola
Towards golden. Highly floral nose, like sticking your nose into lilium regale's with a ripe peach sandwich in your hand. (Peach sandwich is unusual but there is a light bread note underneath). Freshish acidity, sweetish note, ripe fruits, fresher finish, fairly detailed. 88

2013 Caravaglio Salina Bianco
Towards lemon yellow. Scented, tropical and light citrus nose. Light canned fruits note. Freshish acidity, rounded, sweetish and grapey, think light Moscatel touch, fresh and leaner finish. 87

2012 Hauner Salina Carlo Hauner
Pale golden. Rich nutty nose, volcanic, smoky nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, yellow apples, citrus behind, more tender palate than nose, good length. 86

2013 Caravaglio Infatata
Golden. Citrus scent, orange blossoms and smoky minerals. Fresh acidity, lively and fruity, elegant and fresh, detailed, slightly bitter finish. Good length. 87

2013 Hauner Iancura
Lemon yellow. Melons, honey, floral notes nose. Freshish acidity, rounded,f ruity, fuller palate, light bitterness and fruity, salty finish, good length. 88

2012 Terre Nere Etna Bianco Vigne Niche
Pale golden. Butter, salty, minerals, lemons, orange blossoms and iris nose. Fresh acidity, lively, rounded, fresh and detailed, nuanced, creamy, long. 91

2012 Itsasmendi Itsasmendi 7
Pale golden. Light flint and butter tone, peach note far back, smoky with more air. Freshish acidity, fruity, apples, light pears core note, fresh yellow apples finish with some smoky notes behind. Good length. 86

2013 Pedralonga Albarino
Towards golden. Fruity, fresh butter and nuts, floral and yellow fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, orange finish. 87

2012 Altes Benufet Garnatxa Blanca
Pale lemon yellow. Slightly reductive nose, decant it, apples, greapefruits and light floral notes, richer nose. Fresh acidity, pears, peach and Sorrento lemons palate, fresh and yellow fruity, ripe, good length. 88

2012 Rodrigues Mountain Blanco
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, aromatic, floral and grapey. Some citrus. Fresh acidity but flatter palate, fresh and fruity if leaner. 85

2012 Rodrigues El Transistor
Pale golden. Peach and canned pears, lightly scented. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, detailed, citrus and minerals finish. 87

2012 Barco del Corneta Verdejo
Pale golden. Light popcorn and butter nose, smoky minerals. Freshish acidity, lemons, butter, smokey, fruity, rounded finish. 86

2012 Maranones Piesdescalzos
Towards lemon yellow. Smokey, nutty, freshly cut wood. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, peach notes, citrus, fresh finish. 87

2012 Soagranorte Vidonia
Towards lemon yellow. Rich, nutty, woody, spicy and honey nose. Freshish acidity, fresh and fruity, lime and popcorn palate, smoky. 86

2013 R. Palacios Bolo
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, fruity, rounded nose, more layers behind. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, detailed, good length. 88

2013 Godeval Cepas Vellas
Towards golden. Light almonds nose, some citrus. Fresh acidity, transparent, fruity and elegant, fresh. 85

2013 R. Palacios As Sortes
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, pears, light peach and floral high note. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, narrower, slightly creamy and rounded, fresh finish. 89

2011 Abbatucci Faustine Vieilles Vignes
Bright ruby. Herbs, red berries, seems cool and fresh. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner, almost Burgundian without the strawberries. 87

2012 Abbatucci Cuvée Collection Ministre Imperial Jacques-Pierre-Charles Abbatucci
Pale ruby. Red berries, fresh and fruity nose, scented and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, red berries, ripe, rich, slightly warm finish, long. 90

2013 Mediterra Mandilari Langada
Ruby. Red berries, lightly scented, some liquorice the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and detailed, quite lively and fresh, by for the best red from Crete I've tasted, but haven't tasted wines from here in years. 86

2011 Mercouri Daphne Nera
Ruby. Scented, vanilla, ripe dark fruits nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, heavier attack before lighter finish, not as astringent as most Mavrodaphne's. Good length. Serve it slightly chilled. 87

2011 Mercouri Refosco Klonos Mercouri
About 2000 bottles made and this Refosco clone is only available in this wine. Older clone than the ones in Friuli. Deep ruby. Dark fruits, liquorice, slightly woody and almost bell pepper note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat rustic palate, bit dry. 87

2012 Driopi Nemea Classic Agiorgitiko
Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, some vanilla, ripe fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, rounded, fresh finish, all the way sweet dark fruits beneath. 87

2010 Gaia Nemea Estate Agiorgitiko
Ruby. Ripe, dark fruits, anise, vanilla, scented, fruity, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, ripe fruits, fresh and fairly lively, long. 91

2013 Pusole Cannonau di Sardegna
Bright ruby. Red berries, raspberries, lightly scented and some iron notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, fruity, red-currants and raspberries lemonade finish. 88

2011 Atha Ruja Cannonau di Sardegna
Ruby. Ripe dark fruits, liquorice and some alcohol on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and sweet but freshness to back it (served chilled), fairly smooth, slightly alcoholic finish. 87


2013 Mora et Memo Nau Cannonau di Sardegna
Ruby. Ripe, rich, intense, some herbs and dark fruits nose. Smokey and rubbery. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity but somehow hollow, fresh dark fruity finish. Good length. 88

2012 Contini Nieddera
Deep ruby. Dark fruits and nettles nose, liquorice, lightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, almost cassis note, fresh. 87

2010 Atha Ruja Muristellu
Ruby. Lightly smoky and towards hung game nose, pepper and liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red and darker fruits palate, liquorice sweetness, fruity. 88

2013 U Tabarka Ciu Roussou
Ruby. Red berries, slightly spicy, dark fruits and anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and sweet, bit alcoholic, bit big and also hollow for me. 85

2011 Sardus Pater Is Solus Carignano del Sulcis
Ruby. Rich, warm, fruity, ripe, almost charcoal. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, fresher palate, bit warm and sweet. 86

2009 Sardus Pater Is Arenas Carignano del Sulcis Riserva
Ruby. Rich, ripe, alcohol nose, dark fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweet, ripe, fruity, vanilla, rich and sweet, alcohol finish. 87

2012 Caravaglio Nero du Munti
Deep ruby. Rich raspberries and plums nose, loght nettles note, fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe and soft tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh. 86

2012 Hauner Hiera
Ruby. Plums, spices, cooked raspberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, elegant, bit lean. 87

2013 Manenti Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Ruby. Scented and ripe dark berries, light alcohol note, plums and blacberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and quite elegant, refreshing, raspberries finish. 88

2012 Manenti Nero d'Avola
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, plums and figs, violets on top. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, fairly detailed, fresher palate (serve it a bit chilled). 87

2013 Pietradolce Etna Rosso
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, ripe, fairly detailed, Pinot like. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and vibrant, fruity but a little bit warm (14). 87

2012 Le Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso Moganazzi Volta Sciara
Ruby. Slightly spicy nose, dark fruits and red berries, light stone from stone fruit note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and alcoholic, bit hollow palate, nettles finish. 86

2012 Le Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso Pignatuni
Ruby. Scented, pears, red berries, alcohol on top on the nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, but also hollow, alcoholic finish (15). 84

2011 Le Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso Pignatuni
Corked

2012 Franchetti Contrada R Rampante
Bright ruby. Scented, fruity, ripe and jammy, red fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite playful, fresher palate, bit alcoholic finish. 87

2012 Franchetti Contrada P Porcaria
Ruby. Red berries, vanilla, alcohol, jammy and fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, sweet and ripe, served quite chillded making it fresher. 87

2012 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Caldera Sottana
Bright ruby. Red berries, ripe fruits, slight nettles note, scented and jammy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, sweet, jammy and some nettles again, good length. 87

2012 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola
Ruby. Scented, red berries, fresh strawberry jam nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and sweet, bit warm alcohol (14,5). 85

2012 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, scented, strawberry jam nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and rich, lots of alcohol (14,5), sweet. 87

2012 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Prephylloxera
Ruby. Alcohol over ripe and jammy red berries, scented and some anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and big, sweet, alcoholic, bit hollow finish. 87

2012 Zarate Caino Tinto
Ruby. Highly aromatic, red berries, nettles and faint rubber note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh and fruity, nuanced, mouthwatering finish. 88

2011 Pedralonga Tinto DoUmia
Ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, rubber note almost like warm trainers. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, red berries, quite invigorating palate. 88

2013 Perez El Castro de Valtuille Mencia Joven
Ruby. Rich, dark fruits, jammy blueberries nose. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, soft and sweet, alcoholic (14) and somewhat unbalanced finish. 86

2012 Serrana Uttaris
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe, rubber, cooked, lightly scented nose. Medium acidity, smooth texture, fruity, rounded, a bit alcoholic. 84

2011 J. Palacios Villa de Corullon
Ruby. Red and blackberries nose, scented, ripe and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, fruity, more nuances, bit big and warm. (15) 88

2011 J. Palacios Las Lamas
Ruby. Red and darker fruits nose, ripe, fruity and rich, needs air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, rounded, warm and ripe but manages, (15) even if on the warm side in the finish. 89

2011 J. Palacios Moncerbal
Ruby. Rich and jammy nose, alcohol. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, slightly fresher palate, some floral high notes, sweet and jammy. 89

2010 Telmo Rodrigues Pegaso Pizarra
Ruby. Ripe, rich, scented, dark fruits, jammy and chocolate nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, soft, rich and fruity, white chocolate and red berries finish, bit warm (14,5) 89

2010 Niepoort/ Seabra Ladredo
1740 bottles made. Ruby. Ripe, rich and fruity nose, alcohol. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, red berries and red gooseberries palate, lively and fresh. 89

2012 Maranones Maranones
Ruby. Scented, red berries, plums, ripe and rich nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and ripe, leaner fruit, has some red berries freshness, warm finish. (14). 87

2011 Maranones Pena Caballera
Ruby. Spicy, red berries, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, bit sweet and hollow. 86

2010 Terra Personas Negra
Ruby. Reductive, nettles, coffee, burnt rubber nose, big. Fresh acidity, ripe fruits, jammy, big and alcoholic (14,5). 86

2013 Terra Personas Vermella
Deep ruby. Rich, jammy and darkf ruits nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, lacks complexity and length. 85

2012 Mas Doix Les Crestes
Ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe and big, alcohol on top. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, livelier and more nuanced palate, fresh finish. 89

2011 Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi
Ruby. Tobacco, anise, blue- and blackberries, scented, vanilla and some spices. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and sweet, somewhat jammy, rich and fruity, warm finish. 90

2011 Soagranorte La Solana
Ruby. Red berries, liquorice and sweaty feet nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and fresh, redcurrants and rose hips palate, good length. 87

2012 Soagranorte El Ciruelo
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, lighter nose, fairly detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, red berries, lively palate. 88

2011 Nuraghe Crabioni Moscato di Sorso-Sennori
Towards amber. Rich orange marmalade, apricot jam nose, grapey nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded if a little bit hollow and somewhat burnt note before raisins finish. 89

2012 Caravaglio Malvasia della Lipari
Golden. Rich, dried fruits, cloudberries nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, intense, lacks some complexity, but fine balance and quite elegant. 88

2010 Columbu Malvasia di Bosa (dry)
Golden. Nutty, oxidised, flor notes, intense and waxy. Fresh acidity, leaner, focused, dry, something between dry sherry and Sercial from madeira, lean salty minerals finish with nut cakes and dried fruit notes. Focused. 92

1990 Contini Vernacchia di Oristano Riserva
Slightly cloudy pale amber. Caramel, toffee, behind some raisins and dried fruits. Fresh acidity, salty, minerals, intense, smoky, leaner, VA, slight dried apricots and salty finish. Long. 90

Contini Vernacchia di Oristano Antico Gregori
Orange with golden hue. Salty, minerals, salty nuts, some orange marmalade and dried apricots. Fresh acidity, intense, lively, leaner, extreme salty minerals, layered, narrow and long. This is a wine you will never find again I guess, average age of this solera is 70 years, this disappeared from the market ten years back and only about fifty bottles left! 91

Lustau Amontillado VORS 30 YO
Amber. Rich, minerals, nuts, salty, chalk and some dried fruits. High acidity, bone dry, salty, hugely intense, very refreshing and overshadows most. 91

Lustau Palo Cortado VORS 30 YO
Amber. Rich nose, intense, dried fruits, minerals, salty and almonds. High acidity, cough medicine, hugely intense, massively salty, salty pistachios, hefty finish. 92

Lustau Oloroso VORS  30 YO
Amber. Intense, raisins, nuts, dried fruits, very mineral and salty nose. High acidity, dried fruits, massively intense, nuts and lively, detailed, long. 91

All white wines tasted from Zalto Universal, reds from Riedel Vinum Burgundy



Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Moestue September release


Billecart Salmon Blancs de Blancs Brut
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, yeast note quite fruity nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, citrus and fresh apples, good length. 89

Benoit Lahaye Rosé de Macération Extra Brut
Pale red, small bubbles. Red berries, red apples and light yeast nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, firmer texture, fresh finish. 88

Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé
Watery pink, small bubbles. Apples, yeast note, minerals, plaster nose, transparent. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruity, rounded, fresh, elegant. 89

2013 Coffele Soave Classico Ca Visco
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, clean and fruity nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, elegant. 85

2013 Lafon Domaine des Héretières Macon Villages
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, light butter note far back on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and fresh, leaner Macon, little bit short. 86

2012 Ostertag Pinot Gris Barriques
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, peach, light honey and yeast nose. Freshish acidity, rounded, fruity, slightly bitter finish. 86

2010 Leroux Puligny-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flinty, richer and riper nose for Puligny, almost Meursault smokyness on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, ripe apples and slight peach note, good length. 89

2010 Leroux Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embazées
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, apples, light popcorn touch, intense and layered nose, citrus behind. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, almost crisp, firmer than nose suggest, long. 92


2011 Chave Hermitage blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, light honey note, grapefruits, apples, layered nose. Freshish acidity, ripe and rich, minerals, butter note, rich and warm, detailed, long. 92

2010 Chave Hermitage blanc
Towards lemon yellow. Nuts, intense minerals, apples, orange blossoms, almost smoky, vanilla. Freshish acidity, fruity, intense, minerals, rich and ripe, still has focus, long. Warm finish. 94

2009 Chave Hermitage blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Nuts, wax, honey, minerals, smoky, vanilla and tropical nose. Medium acidity, rich, intense, nutty, minerals, warm, alcoholic, big and long. 94

2013 Anne-Marie Schmitt Glintzberg Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, peach, light floral notes. Fresh acidity, lively and fruity, leaner and fresh. 87

2013 Heinrich Spindler Forster Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, floral and light peach note in the back. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, quite crisp, some lemons, fresh. 87

2013 Robert Weil Kiedricher Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical fruits, subdued minerals, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, rounded, elegant, lovely floral note in the finish. 89

2013 Ansgar Clüsserath Steinreich Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Tight, apples, light yeast note, give it air. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and elegant, lively, minerals, flinty, leaner and focused. 89

2012 Ansgar Clüsserath Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, tight, light floral and a touch of tropical notes on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, lively, nuanced, rounded, good length. 89

2012 Château Prat-Castel
Ruby. Fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, slight herbal touch in the finish. 79

2013 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno BIB
Ruby. Scented, dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, soft tannins, fruity and rounded. 80

2012 Grati Chianti Rufina Villa di Vetrice
Bright ruby. Scented, blueberries and violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh red berries, fresh and delicate. 84


2012 Dom D'Aupilhac KA Økologisk Rødvin
Ruby. Dark berries and light nettles note nose. Freshish acidity, soft tannins, fresj and light. 83

2011 Altos R
Ruby. Fruity, blueberries and liquorice nose, light vanilla touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, heavier and riper palate, oak and vanilla more up front. 84

2010 Altos Crianza
Ruby. Blue-and blackberries, vanilla, liquorice and light spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla, woody, smooth mid palate before slightly dry finish. 86

2012 Les Caves des Hautes Côtes Nuiton-Beaunois Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Grande Cuvée la Dalignière
Pale bright ruby. Light nettles note over red berries, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft red berries fruit, nettles finish. 84

2013 Paul-Henri Thillardon Chénas Les Blémonts
Bright ruby. Red berries, lightly scented and some minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, elegant red berries fruit, textured finish. 86

2010 Château Bibian
Ruby. Red berries, scented, cassis and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly scented, fruity fruity for Listrac, structured finish. 87

2008 Sarget de Gruaud Larose
(2nd Ch Gruaud Larose) Ruby. Scented, cassis, light bell peppers nose, slightly fruitier than last bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner, elegant, slightly rustic texture that is polishing off, lovely, classic Médoc, good length. 89

2011 La Gravette de Certan
(2nd Vieux Château Certan) Deepish ruby. Scented, blueberries, some vanilla, rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and mellow, ripe and fruity, hedonistic, 100% Merlot for a change, good length. Smashing allready. 89

2010 Château Carbonnieux
Ruby. Scented, cassis, violets, minerals, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, quite intense for Carbonnieux, ripe, structured, long. 91


1996 Château Saint-Pierre
Ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, liquorice, light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity but leaner than last bottle. 89

2008 Château Pontet Canet
(Slippes ikke nå men kommer på spesialslippet i desember) Ruby. Scented, cassis, liquorice, detailed, fruity, layered nose, seems to close down. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, tight, bit to dusty palate, not optimal bottle.

2011 Château Haut-Brion
Ruby. Scented, red berries and cassis, vanilla, tobacco notes far back, terracotta, detailed and layered. Fresh acidity, ripe, tannins, rich and fruity, intense, layered, detailed, long finish. 95

2012 E. Pira et Figli Barbera d'Alba
Bright ruby. Fruity, light herbal note and faint anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lovely red fruity and fresh and lively, good length. 87

2010 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, lighter nose, light herbal note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, detailed, fresh, good length. 88

2009 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino
Bright ruby. Scented, dark fruits, cherries, anise and plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, sweetish, bit warm. 88

2009 Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, tar, rose hips, ever so slight nail varnish, rich nose.  Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresher than some 09's, redder fruits and fairly lively, long. 90

2009 Proprieta Sperino Lessona
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, scented, light anise touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, lively, firm, little bit hollow in the finish, refreshing. 88

2012 Château de Chamirey Mercurey
Bright ruby. Scented, light red berries nose, transparent. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, red berries palate, leaner, fresh and slightly softer Mercurey. 87

2007 Montille Beaune 1er Cru les Gréves
Bright pale ruby. Scented, red berries, leaner nose, very pure and delicate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, detailed, good length. 89

2007 Montille Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey
Bright pale ruby. Light and almost pale nose, transparent, cool and delicate, scented and nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, detailed, elegant, transparent, lovely. Some will find it to lean. 90

2010 Montille Pommard 1er Cru Pezerolles
Bright ruby. Scented, elegant nose, bit tighter and firmer nose, detailed and nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and delicate, nuanced, again a bit tight, long. 92

2010 Montille Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots
Pale bright ruby. Fuller nose, firmer, detailed, lightly scented, wild strawberries, refined and nuanced, minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, detailed, elegant, nuanced, mouthwatering, again lighter, long. 94


2010 Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, light anise note, ever so slight herbal note, not as scented as last bottle. Quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and lively, elegant, detailed, mouthwatering, slight burnt wood note in the finish, long. 92

2010 Chave Saint-Joseph Offerus
Ruby. Rich, fruity, dark berries, ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fairly fresh, good length. 86

2012 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Ruby. Scented, red and darker berries, fresh, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively,, good length. 88

2012 Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60
Ruby. Ripe dark berries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, softer texture, fresh and fruity, ripe raspberries, light mineral note in the finish. 88

2011 Clape Cornas
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity, ripe, minerals beneath, dark berries, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, fruity, intense, slight alcohol note, long. 91

2010 Guigal La Mouline
Deep ruby. Rich, scented, dark berries, intense, layered, liquorice, spices, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, ripe, detailed and nuanced, layered and long. 96

2010 Guigal La Turque
Bright ruby. Scented, detailed, layered, ripe, fruity, intense, layered, has another dimension. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, deeper, intense, layered, amazing, rich, hefty, very long indeed. 97

2010 Guigal La Landonne
Deep ruby. Scented, rich, intense, layered, floral, violets, minerals, incredibly detailed and another level than last bottle only two days back. Almost Latour like nose with more air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, intense, detailed, layered, complex as few, tighter than the other two but shows more behind, very long indeed. 98


2011 Chave Hermitage
Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, pepper, ripe and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, rich, smooth feel to it, at least after La Landonne, long. 93

2010 Chave Hermitage
Ruby. Rich, intense, ripe, scented, pepper and dark fruits. Big. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, layered, fruity, rich and powerfull with freshness to back it, slightly warm finish. Long. 94

2009 Chave Hermitage
Ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe, big nose, dark fruits and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, dark and deep, warm and aøcohol shows a little to well for my palate, dark fruits, long. 91

2012 Selbach-Oster Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow. Green apples, lemons, minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, lovely, detailed, elegant, apply finish. 89

2009 Selbach-Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, scented, slight floral note, minerals, detailed nose, bit tight. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, tighter palate, elegant, nuanced, give it air. 90

2008 Telmo Rodriguez Molino Real
Towards lemon yellow. Apricots, peach and pineapples nose. Freshish acidity in the attack but fresher mid palate, fruity, different. 89

2009 Quinta de la Rosa LBV
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, rich and ripe, some alcohol notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity, soft, sweet, blackberries, ripe, good length. 89





Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Winetailor September release


Pascal Doquet Grand Cru Le Mesnil Brut *
50% 05, 33% 04 and 17% 03 vintage. Bottles 2006, Deg  27th May 2014. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light yeast note nose, slightly fuller nose than earlier blends. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh and fruity, elegant, lively, more rounded than earlier again on the palate. Long. 91

2013 Pieropan Soave Classico Don Pedro
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fresh and fruity, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, elegant, fresh and fruity, light tropical fruit, lovely balance. 86

2011 Pieropan Soave Calvarinho
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, elegant and fruity nose, lighter, detailed. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant, fresh, lovely balance again, slightly fuller finish. 88

2012 Pieropan Soave La Rocca
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, rounder, fuller, apples and light tropical notes nose, one of few layered Soaves. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, elegant, somewhat richer, detailed and elegant. Long. 90

2013 Niepoort Fabelaktig Branco
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, apples and light peach note. Freshish acidity, ripe and fruity, fresh, good length. 85

2013 Reverdy Sancerre
Pale lemon yellow. Unripe apples, gooseberries and light cats pie nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and leaner, gooseberries finish. 85

2011 Maison Roche de Bellene Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light butter and creamy nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and rounded, lively, fruity, good length. 88

2011 Maison de Roche de Bellene Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, floral, has another level on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, detailed, citrus, lovely balance, good length. 89


2012 Michel Juillot Cuvée Juliette Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and fruity, elegant. 85

2012 Michel Juillot Cuvée Pierre Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Scented red berries nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, easy going but clean. 85

2010 Michel Juillot Mercurey Clos Tonnerre
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, light and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh red berries, lively, elegant and fresh. 87

2013 Bertani Valpolicella Villa Novare
Ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity. 83

2011 Bertani Ripasso
Ruby. Rich, fruity, rounded nose. Freshish acidity, ripe and fruity, rounded, slightly drier finish than most. If you would like a more proper Ripasso, this is one of them. 85

2010 Bertani Secco Bertani Vintage Edition
Ruby. Leather, anise, cherries, plums and tobacco nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, leaner finish, bit firmer finish, good length. 87

2012 Lavradores De Faittoria Douro Red
(Slippes i november) Ruby. Fruity and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh finish. 82

2012 Niepoort Fabelaktig
Deep ruby. Red berries, fruity, light herbal note far back. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh. 84

2011 Niepoort Vertente
Ruby. Dark berries, rich and fruity nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, anise and blackberries finish. 86

2009 Niepoort Batuta
Deep ruby. Rich, deep nose, dark berries, spices, coffee, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, rich and deep, long. 90

2010 Niepoort Charmes
Ruby. Red berries, some warm fruits, slight nettle note far back. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, almost creamy texture, long. 90

2009 Lindes de Remelluri
Ruby. Ripe fruits, ripe blueberries and liquorice nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, richer Rioja. 85


2008 Pintia
Towards opaque. Rich, alcoholic, ripe and sweet nose, intense, some figs and plums behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, intense, chocolate and dark berries. 89

2011 Roc de Cambes
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe cassis and blueberries nose, floral and scented, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich, intense, rounded, long. 90

2011 Saint-Prefert Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Ruby. Red berries, rose hips, strawberry jam and anise nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, somewhat leaner, fairly fresh, slightly warm finish. Warm fruit. 89

2010 Lucien le Moine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, fruity, layered, liquorice, chocolate and dark berries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins. Rich, sweet, fruity, ripe, blueberries, spices, bit warm. 89

2009 Lucien le Moine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Arioso
Ruby. Rich, intense, fruity, ripe nose, some alcohol high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe and fruity, red and darker berries, nuanced even in this rich state, more nuanced than last time I tasted it. Big and not for me, but impressive Neuf. 92

2010 Pieropan Amarone della Valpolicella
Ruby. Coffee, rich and fruity nose, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity but balanced, intense, clean fruit, warm finish. Amarone rarely gets more balanced than this. 88

2011 Niepoort Vintage Bioma
Opaque. Rich, intense nose, dark berries, big and compact. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, sweet fruits, layered, intense, complex, needs lots of cellaring to show everything but smacking already, long. 95












September release from Fondberg


Gruhier Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé
Pale red, small bubbles. Light red berries and yellow fruits nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, rounded and kind, easy going but not boring. 82

2014 Fairview Lands End Sauvignon Blanc
Watery lemon yellow. Gooseberries and cats pie nose, lean. Fresh acidity, rounded and fruity, leaner. 80

2013 Dreissigacker Estate Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light grapefruit note. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, fresh, could be more nuanced. 85

2013 Karl Schaefer Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Yellow ripe apples and light peach note nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, sweetish even if dry at 3 g.rs, fruity, lemons finish. 85

2013 Karl Schaefer Riesling Sonnentropf Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light pears and peach note nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh, fruity, green apples, fresh finish. 88

2013 Karl Schaefer Riesling Gerümpel Erste Lage
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, grapefruits, subdued minerals and some floral notes. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, not quite as exciting palate as nose, good length. 88

2013 Karl Schaefer Riesling Herrenberg GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, light orange blossoms nose, subdued minerals. Fresh acidity, rounded and fruity, fresh but lacks some nuances abd details, fresh green apply finish. 89

2013 Tasca d'Almerita Grillo Cavallo Delle Fate
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity if leaner nose, some minerals and tropical notes, lilies note. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, little bit of a ball. 85

2012 Vacheron Sancerre Les Romains
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, rounded nose, not showing that much, some floral notes. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, crisp mid palate before more rounded finish, apples and citrus, good length. 88

2012 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, chalk, fruity nose, leaner, lightly scented. Fresha cidity, fruity, rounded,f resh, lemons and yellow apples, elegant. 87

2013 Domaine Gayda Figure Libre Macabeo
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, scented, floral nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, lively, fresh, bit short. 84

2009 Garcia Carrion Castillo San Simon Reserva
Ruby. Easy and fruity nose. Lightly spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe soft tannins, fresh and fruity. 80

2013 Garcia Carrion Antaño Cosecha
Ruby. Red and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, soft tannins, fresh and fruity. 80

2013 Garcia Carrion Castillo de Aza
Ruby. Dark berries, fruity, liquorice and slight vanilla note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh. 82

2012 Champy Pommard Vieilles Vignes
Ruby. Scented, red berries, some vanilla and lightly dusty wood notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured and needs time with the wood, has an elegant scented tone that should get to live it's life without the barrel notes. 85

2013 Paul Max Mas de Mas
Ruby. Fruity and ripe nose. Freshish acidity, soft tannins, light herbal note, fresh. 81

2012 Gaillard Cornas
Deepish ruby. Scented, dark berries, fruity and rich, spicy and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, spicy finish. 89


2012 Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Rosso
Ruby. Red and darker berries, herbs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and soft texture. 84

2012 Tasca d'Almerita Lamuri Nero d'Avola
Ruby. Dark fruits, ripe, some dried fruits and light rubber note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresher palate, red and blueberries, good length. 86

2011 Salcheto Vino Nobile de Montepulciano
Ruby. Dried fruits, blackberries, leather and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, fairly lively even if heavy textured as VNM often is. 88

2010 Piccini Memoro Annata
Deep ruby. Heavy nose of ripe dark fruits and liquorice. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, big and alcoholic, liquorice and dark berries behind. 85

2012 Farina Ripasso Superiore
Deepish ruby. Red and darker berries, herbs and almost salty note nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, soft and fruity with herbal character, good length. 84

2012 Farina Ripasso Montecorna
Deepish ruby. Ripe blueberries jam nose. Freshish acidity, soft structure, ripe, soft and sweet. 83

2010 Regio Cantina Donpa Aglianico del Vulture
Ruby. Rich, big and fruity, some dried fruits, alcohol and liquorice, almost VA note, mints. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, intense but not full bodied, eucalyptus, barrel notes, structured. 87

2013 Shingleback Red Knot
Ruby. Dark berries, fruity and ripe nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich and warm, fruity. 83

2013 Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Wines Pinotage
Ruby. Ripe, rich nose, dark fruits, liquorice, light mint note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, ripe but quite elegant for Pinotage, little bit warm. (14). 87

2011 Seghesio Zinfandel
Ruby. Ripe, rich and fruity nose, dark berries, anise and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, good length. 87

2011 Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile
Ruby. Red fruits, more nuances, more details, ripe and lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and rounded, slightly warm palate, spicy finish, good length. 88

2011 Seghesio Zinfandel Old Wine
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, big nose, alcohol, liquorice and plums. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, big alcoholic, ripe, sweet, fresher finish. 88

2011 Seghesio Zinfandel Home Ranch
Ruby. Ripe, big and fruity, liquorice, alcohol nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and sweet, but not full bodied, ripe and warm finish. 88

Bellingham Shiraz Viognier 1,5 litre BIB
Ruby. Ripe and fruity nose, dark chocolate. Freshish acidity, ripe and sweet. 81


The following two wines will not be released.
2011 Seghesio Russian river Valley Arneis
Light rubber note, some floral notes, fruity and straight forward. 83

2011 Seghesio Alexander Valley Barbera
 Ripe, fruity, dark berries, soft and sweet. 83



Thursday, 28 August 2014

September release from Autentico/ Unico


Funambul Cava Brut Nature
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, light lemon touch, chalk and very light rubber note nose. Fresh acidity, leaner mousse, lighter palate, fresh if a bit thin. 84

2013 Tariquet Gros Manseng Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light, fresh, melon note and orange blossoms. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, crisp feel to it, lovely. 84

2013 Natural Euilibri Oniric Xarel-lo
Pale lemon yellow. Pears, peach, light floral note nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, leaner, fresh if easy going. 82

2013 Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc
Pale golden. Butter, yellow apples and a light toast note on the nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, rounded, fruity, light smoky note in finish. 85

2013 Setteporte Etna Bianco N'ettaro
Pale golden. Light rubber note, citrus and yellow fruits nose. Fresha cidity, fruity, rounded if leaner, slightly creamy finish. 84

2013 Alberto Graci Etna Bianco
Pale golden. Highly aromatic nose, rose hips, yellow fruits, light lilies note. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded texture, fresh and lively underneath, good length. 86

2013 Jutta Ambrositisch Ein Liter Wein
Pale golden. Schists, light smoky note, minerals, light white fruits nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, fresh, good length. 85

2013 Jutta Ambrositisch Gemischter Satz Glockenturm
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some floral notes, minerals, slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, sweetish note, not fully dry, yellow fruits palate. 86

2013 Jutta Ambrositisch Grüner Veltliner Reisenberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, chalky minerals and unripe peach nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, lively but a bit lean finish, disappears a bit. 87

2013 Jutta Ambrositisch Riesling Rosengartel
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, light scented note, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity if leaner, green apples, fresh, good length. 88

2011 Badenhorst AA Badenhorst White Blend
Pale golden. Pears, canned peach, light rubber note and a faint smoky hint on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, almost creamy texture, good length. 87

2012 Matassa Matassa Blanc
Towards golden. Rich nose, honey, some wax, oxidised pears. Fresh acidity, scented, floral, fresh, tutti frutti, almost sweet and sour, lively palate, slight popcorn or butter finish. 88

2012 Sato Wines Chardonnay 96 flasker
1170 bottles made. Pale lemon yellow. Pure butter, salty, popcorn nose. Fresh acidity, again butter before fresh green apples cuts in going over to lemon finish. Ending as lightly smoky. Little bit sour. 87

2013 Domaine de la Pepié Cabernet Franc
Pale ruby. Bell peppers note, scented, cassis. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh but a bit lean and hollow, slightly herbal finish. 82

2011 Château du Brau Cuvée les Compagnons
Ruby. Cassis, cool fruits, light lavender note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light and a bit lean but fresh, bit bell peppers finish. 84

2012 Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo dal Tralcetto
Ruby. Scented, red berries, light vanilla and aniseed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light, sweet and fruity. 81

2013 Bodegas Tempore Terrae Garnacha Joven
Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, ripe, sweet plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft, sweet and fruity, bit hollow. 82

2013 Waverly Hills Wines Cabernet Sauvignon No Added Sulphites
Ruby. Dark fruits, spices and light vanilla note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly woody and spicy mid palate, softer and fruitier finish. 84

2012 Château du Brau Pure Pinot Noir
Ruby. Fruity, red berries, slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly hollow and unripe mid palate, fresh if lean. 84

2012 Jean Paul Brun Côte Brouilly
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity nose, light trainer touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner finish, nice focus. 86

2012 First Drop Wines Hope & Glory Red
Ruby. Spicy, anis, cherries, vanilla and slightly smoky. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner, quite lively, spicy note and liquorice finish. 85

2012 L'Atypic Côtes de Bordeaux
Ruby. Cassis, herbs, little bell peppers hollowness on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite refreshing attack before slightly more austere finish, fresh al the way through. 84

2011 Château Peybonhomme les Tours
Ruby. More subdued nose, cassis, blueberries and light herbal note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, scented, fruity, leaner, quite fresh. 86

2012 Badenhurst Secateurs Red Blend
Ruby. Mulberries, spices, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner finish. 84

2012 Cascina Corte Dolcetto di Dogliani
Ruby, pink rim. Dark berries, lightly scented, fruity nose. Fairly fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, dark berries, rounded fruit. 84

2012 Eric Texier Brézème Côte du Rhône
Ruby. Fruity, red berries, light ripe note on top, very slightly spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, softer, fresh and lively, elegant, just a little bit short. 86


2013 Domaine Bobinet Ruben Saumur-Champigny
Ruby. Spicy, scented, red berries, cassis plums and a slightly woody note like saw dust. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively, cool finish. 87

2012 Strohmeier Rot No. 5
Ruby. Plums, nettles, anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, almost crisp, fresh finish. 88

2010 Muga Reserva
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, spicy, blueberries and liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, structured, little bit dry, fruity finish. 87

2012 Mothers Milk Shiraz
Ruby. Dark berries, milk note,spices and overripe raspberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, sweet and a little bit warm finish. 86

2011 Occhipinti Siccagno Nero d'Avola
Ruby. Rich, fruity, vanilla, scented, floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, fruity, lively and elegant, lovely fruity finish. 87

2011 Eric Texier Domaine de Pergault Brézème Vielles Vignes
Ruby. Rich, spicy, darker and red berries fruit, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, thinner palate, fresh red berries finish, almost unripe strawberries. 88

2011 Podere le Boncie Le Trame
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, some morellos and roses notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, leaner finish, lovely red berries freshness. 88

2012 Matassa Cuvée Romanissa
Ruby. Red and darker berries, anise, spices, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, red berries finish. 88

2012 Matassa Matassa Rouge
Ruby. Darker berries, dairy note, light anise and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, fresh finish, lively and red fruity. 88

2011 Badenhorst AA Badenhorst Red Blend
Deepish ruby. Red berries, light spicy note, ever so slightly herbal far back, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, structured, some drying notes in finish, slightly chocolate bitter finish. 87

2007 Château Musar
Ruby, garnet rim. Cherries, highly scented, some VA, spices, liquorice and plums stones. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, red berries, cherries and anise palate, good length. 89

2012 Sato Wines Pinot Noir
3220 bottles made. Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, elegant and fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, elegant and fresh. 88

2012 Sato Wines Pinot Noir l'Insolite
1170 bottles made. Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, flirting nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fresh but even the 25% new oak is a little bit up front, slightly spicy woody finish. 88

2013 Fanny Sabre Bourgogne Rouge
Watery garnet. Light nose of rain wet strawberries, slightly unripe note to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh if a bit lean and anonymous. 83

2012 Taupenot-Merme Bourgogne Rouge
Bright ruby. Red berries, some herbs and nettles on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and a bit thin, seems to suffer from the slight unripeness of some wines this vintage. 85

2012 Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, lovely nose, light floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, elegant, lovely. 87

2012 Fanny Sabre Volnay
Bright pale ruby. Red berries, very elegant nose, lightly scented, and light vanilla touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light but lovely balance and freshness, little bit lean finish, delicate for Volnay. 88

2012 Taupenot-Merme Morey-Saint-Denis
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, fresh, fruity and some vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and elegant, leaner for MSD, fresh and lively, scented finish, good length. 89

2012 Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, elegant nose, layered and detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, concentrated and still nuanced, barrels shows a bit in the background, long and fresh finish, detailed. 92

2009 Pacina Pachna Toscana IGT
(Magnum) Ruby. Rich, intense, cherries, warm liquorice, coffee notes and leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity if leaner palate, liquorice and cherries, firm and long. 90

2009 Giuseppe Cappellano Barolo Otis Fiorin Pie Rupestris Nebioli
Bright ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, tar, roses, violets, charming and detailed nose, bordering on elegant, flirting. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fresh and fruity if leaner and firmer structure, scented and detailed, long. Lovely 91

2009 Giuseppe Cappellano Barolo Pie Franco 120 flasker
Bright ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, richer liquorice, intense nose, morellos, deeper and warmer, bit more alcohol up front. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fruity, lively, rich, intense, fresher palate, feel cooler, long and grippy. 92











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

2011 Domaine Leflaive flight


2011 Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, citrus, light vanilla note nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and fruity, fresh, apples and light minerality, good length. Creamy finish. 88

2011 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light citrus note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant and rounded, not quite as playful as last vintage, fresh. 89

2011 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, tight nose but opens up faster than the others. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh and elegant, long. 91

2011 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
Pale lemon yellow. Citrus, floral, minerals, minerals, tight and needs air to open. Fresh acidity, elegant and refined if very youthful, detailed, layered and elegant, long. 93

2011 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Detailed, nuanced, a bit tight, floral, citrus, apples and minerals nose, layered. Fresh acidity, fresh, detailed, superb balance, needs time to open, somewhat fuller for Chevalier. Long. 94-95

2011 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Subdued nose for Bâtard, yellow fruits, minerals, apples, little bit tight. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples and lemons, quite intense but again subdued for Bâtard, long. 93-94

Guiseppe Rinaldi flight


2012 Guiseppe Rinaldi Rosae-Ruche
Ruby. Rich and fruity, scented, a bit sexy nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins,s oft and fruity, velvety texture, good length. 87

2012 Guiseppe Rinaldi Langhe Freisa
Ruby. Scented, red berries, liquorice, ripe and fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and slightly unripe note far back, even so ripe and fruity for Freisa, lovely. 88

2012 Guiseppe Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, flirting nose for Dolcetto but rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and lively Dolcetto, elegant. 88

2012 Guiseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, darker notes, bit shut nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, red-berries fresh finish. 89

2011 Guiseppe Rinaldi Langhe Nebbiolo
Bright ruby. Rich nose, intense, slightly smoky tar and roses note, scented, cherries and violets. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich if leaner structure, ripe and intense, good length. 89

2009 Guiseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le-Coste
Bright ruby. Intense, scented, anise, ripe and fruity, liquorice, big nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe and fruity, rich, detailed, long. 92

2009 Guiseppe Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo-Ravera
Bright ruby. Ripe and rich, scented, dark berries, cherries, liquorice, intense. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, liquorice, fruity, intense and layered, sweet and long. 92

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