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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









Saturday, 23 August 2014

September monopoly release from Arcus group


Canaletto Soave BIB
Light, fresh and fruity nose, same on the palate. 77

2013 Ronchi di Manzano Vigne della Rocca Friuli Pinot Grigio
Pale lemon yellow. Aromatic nose, some floral notes and yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded and fresh. 84

2013 Ronchi di Manzano Vigne della Rocca Friuli Friulano
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some citrus, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, bit phenolic, textured. 84

2013 Oddfjell Rojo Cabernet Sauvignon BIB
Ruby. Fresh, fruity, straight forward nose. Same on palate. 79

Laroche Syrah BIB
Ruby. Fresh and fruity, same on palate. Smooth. 78

2012 Big House Cardinal Zin
Ruby. Fresh, rich, fruity, spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, bit smoky and fruity. 82

Big House Cardinal Zin BIB
Similar to above but less nuanced 81


2013 Corte Giara by Allegrini Prosecco
Watery lemon yellow, frothy. Light and tender mellon and tropical fruits nose. Fresh acidity, light and easy going mousse and palate. 80

2012 Raventos de Nit
Pale salmon, few bubbles. Apples, nuts and rubber nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, bit sharp froth for the body. 81

2013 Laroche Saint Martin
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, light floral nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, fresh, bit easy going. 83

2013 Corte Giara by Allegrini Soave BIB
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, light nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, easy. 81

2013 Corte Giara by Allegrini Soave Pagus
Pale lemon yellow. Light, simple and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and leaner fruit, slight nutty character. 82

2013 Canaletto Pinot Grigio
Pale lemon yellow. Fresh and fruity nose, light. Fresh acidity, light palate, fresh and rounded, anonymous. 79

2013 Canaletto Chardonnay Verdeca
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, light smoky note, easy going. 80

2013 Allegrini Valpolicella Classico
Ruby. Red berries and slight herbal note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy, fresh. 83

2013 Allegrini Valpolicella Superiore
Ruby. Fruity, richer and ripe, bit warm note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, a warm fruit note again. 83

2012 Canaletto Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Ruby. Fruity, dried notes, warm nettles. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and fruity. 82

2011 Canaletto Primitivo
Ruby. Light fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh. 83

2012 Fenocchio Barbera d'Alba
Ruby. Red berries, coffee beans note, darker fruits and anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, rounded, good length. 86

2011 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico
Ruby. Red berries, cherries, plums and anise nose, lightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, firmer texture, fresh finish. 87

2010 San Polo Rosso de Montalcino
Ruby. Cherries, leather and liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, good length. 86

2011 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre
Ruby. Raspberries, fruity, scented, ever so slight blackcurrants leaf note far back on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, quite fresh, good length. 86

2011 Allegrini La Grola
Ruby. Fruity but leaner nose, slight herbal note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner finish, bit dry finish. 85

2007 Marques de Vittoria Reserva
Ruby. Red berries, scented, vanilla and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, bit lean finish, fairly lively. 86

2006 La Rioja Alta Viña Arana
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Leather, anise, figs, vanilla and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner, refreshing and savoury. Good length. 88

2012 Quinta do Crasto Crasto Superior
Deep ruby, purple rim. Fruity, dark berries and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, soft texture, fruity, good length. 85


2013 Tenuta Sant'Antonio Valpolicella BIB
Ruby. Fresh red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft, red berries, redcurrants note. 80

2013 Poderi dal Nespoli Sangiovese Appasimento BIB
Ruby. Dried and warm nettles, jammy fruit. Fresha cidity, ripe tannins, soft and fruity. 79

2012 Poderi dal Nespoli Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva
Ruby. Coffee, dark berries, cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity if leaner. 84


2013 FL No 9 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Light gooseberries and herbs nose. Fresh acidity, light, fresh and fruity. 82

2011 Château Couhins-Lurton
Pale lemon yellow. Some grapefruit, vanilla, gooseberries and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, fairly nuanced, fairly narrow still, good length. 89

2012 Monteraponi Borgodi Monteraponi Rosso Toscana BIB
Ruby. Fruity, fresh if a bit herbal nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fresh and fruity, better palate than nose. 81

2012 Monteraponi Badia a San Michele Chianti Classico
Ruby. Fruity, some leather and coffee beans note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, red berries palate. 84

Monteraponi Vino Rosso di Monteraponi III
Blend of declassified 2010/11 Chianti Classico. Ruby. Red berries, anise, light leather note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, fresh finish, elegant. 88

2009 Monteraponi Il Campitello Chianti Classico Riserva Il Campitello
Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, anise, plums, liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, coffee, red berries, cherries, leather, pruney finish, long. 89

2010 Château La Louviere
Ruby. Cassis, bell pepper note, lightly scented nose, vanilla and wood a bit showy in the back on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, some bell peppers notes, fresh and elegant finish. 89

2010 Château Confidence de Margaux
Ruby. Cassis, light floral nose, fairly elegant, not the most showy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, holding back a bit, fresh finish. 88

2009 Château Dauzac
Ruby. Spicy, vanilla, cassis, smoky notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit is slowly coming forward to overshadow the somewhat hefty oak in this one. It's still biting firmly in the finish but more integrated than last bottle about a year back. 90


2010 Masi Conte Frederico Brut Millesimato
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Some boiled white fruits. Fresh acidity, fresh mousse, rubbery palate. 82

2013 Masi Masianco
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, pears and floral nose. Freshish acidity, light and fruity. 81

2013 Wongraven Riesling Morgenstern
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, pears, fruity, light peach note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, fairly mouthwatering, lively. 87

2013 Von Winning Ungeheuer Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruit, light minerality, bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, lively for this one, detailed, refreshing, granny smith, good length. 89

2013 Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico
Ruby. Red berries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and easy. 82

2010 Masi Campofiorin
Ruby. Red berries, scented, leather note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity palate. 84

1995 Masi Campofiorin Ripasso
Ruby, thin brick rim. Coffee, leather, anise and figs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, leather, coffee, bit bitter, somewhat drying finish, structured. 87

2013 The Wine People Miopasso Zinfandel
Ruby. Rich, some rubber, dark fruits, bit cooked. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh but thin. 82

2013 Principiano Barbera BIB
Ruby. Fruity, red and darker berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and easy. 81

2013 Principiano Dolcetto Dosset
Deep ruby, purple rim. Scented, red berries nose. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries freshness. 84

2012 Sidewood Shiraz
Ruby. Rich, fruity, spicy, dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, slightly cooked fruit with some fresh ones to liven things up, bit easy going. 85

2011 Mazzei Fonterutoli No. 10
Ruby. Red berries, cherries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, fresh finish. 85

2010 Château Lamarque
Ruby. Cassis, vanilla, lightly scented, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, little bit extracted, fruity, good length. 86

2011 Château Cantin
Ruby. Vanilla, cassis, blueberries and slightly alcohol on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, rich, good length. 86

1985 Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Ruby, garnet rim. Tired bottle, cooked fruit, flat and gone. some said corked, not so sure. Broadbent has never been enthusiastic, Rene Gabriel a bit more but both describe a lean 1985. I have had a clean bottle with charm even if not great, but it was longer ago than I remember, nearly ten years back. Jeff Leve more positive in 2013 but drink now.

2009 Livia Fontana Langhe Nebbiolo
Ruby. Red berries, figs and nettles nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner finish, good length. 87

2009 Livia Fontana Barolo Villero
Ruby with garnet rim. Tar and roses, some figs, bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, leaner palate but fairly intense, fresh finish. 89

1989 Couly-Dutheil Clos de l'Olive
Ruby, garnet rim. Figs, red berries, rose hips, light vanilla touch nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, maturing, fruity, lively, fresh, could be more complex but quite elegant. Long. 89

1993 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico
Deep ruby, brick rim. Rich and big nose, alcohol. Fruity, sweet and alcoholic, warm finish, I have trouble with this. 88

2009 Masi Angelorum Recioto della Valpolicella Classico
Deep ruby. Ripe forest berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweetish and dark fruits, fresh, good length. 88









September Monopoly release from Strøm, Best Buys and Premium Wines


2009 Bonville Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Millesime
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Fresh nose, apples, citrus, chalk, cool seafront nose. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, slight decaying apples aroma on the palate, ever so slightly hollow mid palate, slightly yeasty and beery finish, long. 90

2011 Vincent Careme Vouvray Ancestrale
Towards lemon yellow, small bubbles. Minerals, leaner nose, focused, some bananas and tropical fruit behind cool minerality. Fresh acidity, fairly firm mousse, fresh and lively, fruitier palate but on the firm side, always a banana touch for me, good length. 88

2013 Gysler Best Buys Organic Series Gysler Rheinhessen Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity nose, some yellow apples, yellow plums and bananas on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresher palate, lively, citrusy, good length. 86

2012 Gunderloch Fritz's Riesling
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, fruity and light floral note nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, rounded, elegant texture. 86

2012 Gunderloch Nackenheim Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tropical note, light minerality, some yeast still on the nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, apply, red apples, slight sweet fruity note, good mineral finish. 88

2013 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, firmer nose, minerals, fairly tight. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and lovely fruits, fairly elegant but not thrilling. Fresh finish. 87

2013 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Tight, apples, citrus, minerals, ever so slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, mouthwatering, fresh and lively, detailed, crisp, lovely playfulness, slight apple bitterness in finish, long. 92

2013 Philipp Kuhn Steinbuckel Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, yellow plums, slight apricot note, almost a little yoghurt touch. Fresh acidity, bit firmer, fresh and fruity, leaner, refreshing, long. 90

2011 Route du Van Gioia Bianco
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical tone and ever so slightly smokey nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, lemons, fresh and easy. 78





2012 Luke Lambert Chardonnay

Pale lemon yellow. Butter, slight bacon and popcorn nose, bit rich. Freshish acidity, ripe and creamy texture, again popcorn, butter and nuts, maybe something to try with cod and nutty butter. 88

2013 Michel Bailly Puilly Fumé Les Vallons
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, yellow plums and some orange blossoms nose. Freshish acidity, rounded, fruity, chalk, softer texture, fruity finish, little bit metallic. 87

2012 Sarnin-Berrux Saint Aubin blanc
Lightly cloudy pale golden. Apples, fruity, peach and fresh pineapples nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, salty, rounded texture. 87

2012 Sarnin-Berrux Saint Romain blanc
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, salt, autumn beach front, peach and yellow plums nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, rounded, very overripe yellow apples palate, elderflower, slight bergamot note, good length. 88

2012 Sarnin-Berrux Meursault
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, slight yeast note, peach and pears, subdued minerals. Fresh acidity, quite intense palate, fresh and lively, citrus and granny smith apples, leaner and more focused finish. Different Meursault. 91

2012 Sarnin-Berrux Meursault 1er Cru Blagny
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, rounded nose, minerals, elderflower and bergamot. Fresh acidity, rounded, some butter, more creamy texture, fresh and lively, detailed, fresh and long finish. 92

2012 Sarnin-Berrux Saint Romain rouge
Ruby. Red berries, scented, fruity, some floral notes, charming nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, slightly hollow mid palate and ever so slightly herbal to be picky, on the other hand fresh and invigorating. 88


2013 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, ripe, slight herbal note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fairly lively, fruity, good length. Just a touch warm fruit. 87

2012 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, something cool about it, fresh raspberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, red berries, towards mouthwatering, fresh finish. Lovely fruity, lacks a little bit of depth to be picky. 89

2012 Mac Forbes Gruyere Pinot Noir
Own rootstocks! Bright ruby. Red berries, sun warm nettles, some plums and something deeper hard to pinpoint. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fairly lively, fruity, leaner mid palate and finish, good length. 89

2012 Luke Lambert Yarra Valley Syrah
Deep ruby. Red and darker fruits nose, vanilla cane, pepper, blackberries, rich and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively, fruity finish, a touch warm. Ever so slightly herbal note. 88

2012 Tom Shobbrook Tommy Ruff
Ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe, red berries and a slight candied fruit note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and sweet, little bit to candied fruit for my palate but well made. 86

2012 Luigi Oddero Barbera d'Alba
Ruby. Rich, fruity, red berries over blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively, bit firm texture in the back, good length. 86

2008 Luigi Oddero Barolo Rocche Rivera Scarrone
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented red berries, liquorice, tar and subdued roses nose, more elegant and fresher than some in the vintage. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fresh and lively, quite firm, relatively focused, long. 90

2009 Giovanni Canonica Barolo Paiagallo
3000 bottles made. Bright ruby. Rich, fruity, plums, tar, roses, alcohol on the nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, firmer finish, dry tannic finish. 89

2009 Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Ruby. Rich, roasted coffee nose, dark chocolate and nettles. Fresh acidity, rich and ripe, leaner palate, preserves a cool green bell pepper like note to keep it fresher, good length. 88


Strøm and Premium Wines

2012 Haras de Pirque Reserva Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, smoked note, slightly toasty. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner. 78

2013 Settesoli Mandrarossa Timperosse Petit Verdot
Deep ruby. Rich, coffee, blackberries nose, little bit warm nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, hollow finish. 83

2012 Haras de Pirque Reserva Carmenere
Deep ruby. Herbs and green bell pepper, blackcurrants. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean, herbal and thin but fresh. 79

2010 Château Suau Cadillac
Deep ruby. Cassis, somewhat extracted nose, rich and polished. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, a bit made, lacks personality. 82

2011 Du Clos La Traversée Terrasses du Larzac
Ruby. Dark berries, light herbal note and some spices on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh but somewhat thin. 84

2011 Dievole Chianti Classico
Ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe, liquorice, dark fruits and plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, anise finish. 85

2012 Château Gigognan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos du Roi
Deep ruby. Rich, jammy, cooked strawberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and towards sweet, ripe. Bit easy going. 86

2012 Château Gigognan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pape Cardinalice
Deep ruby. Rich, ripe, dark berries nose, alcohol shines through, spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, big, alcoholic, lacks substance. 86

2007 Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Ruby. Rich nose, ripe fruits, chocolate, leather, ever so slightly cooked. Fresh acidity, ripe and rich, fruity, liquorice and ripe cherries, good length. 88

2007 San Leonardo
Ruby. Cassis, bell peppers, scented, fresh and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, more nuances, cool touch to it. Good length. 89

2009 Napanook 
Deep ruby. Cassis, blackberries, vanilla, fruity, scented, little bit warm, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, ripe red and darker berries, fruity, rich finish, long. 90

2009 Dominus 
Deep ruby. Rich nose, layered, complex, dark berries, scented, anise and blueberries, leather, faint tobacco note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively, rich and complex, long finish. 93






Thursday, 21 August 2014

September news from Prizelius, Brand Partners and Just Brands


2012 Emile Chandesais Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, slight honey and floral note nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity and light tropical note palate, easy going. 85

2012 Château de la Greffiere Mâcon La Roche Vineuse
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, some faint citrus, light minerality on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, little bit sharp around the edges. 85

2012 Marimar Marimar Estate Acero Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Light lemons, melons and peach note on the nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, fairly elegant, rounded and smooth, good length. 88

2009 Marimar Marimar Estate La Masia Don Miguel Chardonnay
Pale golden. Butter, popcorn, peach and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, creamy, light tropical sweetness in the finish, butter scotch finish, good length. 89

2012 Vincent Fleith Riesling Steinweg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical and peach nose, light minerality underneath on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, leaner, fresh, minerals backbone, slightly bitter finish, bit yeasty. 85

2013 William Fevre Petit Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Light apples and citrus nose, some floral notes and light minerality on the nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, mouthwatering, easy but fresh. 84

2013 William Fevre Chablis
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, lemons, some minerals, cool sea front nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, citrus and green apples, good length. 86

2013 Feudo di Santa Tresa Capoccio Grillo-Zibibbo
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, floral, light smoky minerals nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, quite lively, fresh finish. 85

2013 Yvon Mau Colombard Chardonnay
Pale lemon yellow. Light and fruity nose, light peach note. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, straight forward, quite refreshing. 81

2012 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Grande Réserve
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity and floral nose. Subdued minerality, slightly herbal. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lively, towards crisp, fresh and lively finish, ripe lemons. 88

2012 William Fevre Domaine Chablis
(Magnum) Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light minerality and subdued citrus nose. Fresh acidity, richer, rounded, slightly creamy and some nuts on the palate, fresh. 86

Black Tower BIB
Pale lemon yellow. Light fruity nose. Fresh, some apples, fruity, very easy going. 76

2012 Genot-Boulanger Beaune La Lulunne
Ruby. Intense, fruity, deeper forest berries nose. Ever so slightly reductive, give it air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, slightly creamy texture, fairly smooth. 86

2011 Castello di San Sano Chianti Classico
Ruby. Red berries, some anise,s lightly scented nose. Some darker berries behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit firmer texture but fruit to back it, fresh. 86

2013 Cesari Valpolicella Classico
Deep ruby. Plums, some coffee and light herbal note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, easy going. 83

2012 Cesari Mara Ripasso
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, ripe and jammy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, sweetish and fruity, bit hollow vanilla finish. 83

2007 Cesari Il Bosco Amarone
Deep ruby, thin garnet rim. Rich nose, plums, blackberries, coffee and dark chocolate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and rich, sweeter, heavy and fruity, big but has some freshness, the 15,5 alcohol is more integrated than in most, still warm finish. 88

2012 Oscar Quevedo Oscar's BIB
Towards opaque. Rich, fruity, ripe nose, dark berries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and fruity, easy going, structured finish. 81


2011 Oscar Quevedo Claudia's Red
Deep ruby. Rich nose, dark berries, some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner palate, fresh. 82

2013 Torres Sangre de Toro
Ruby with purple hue. Fruity and easy going nose, some liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe and smooth tannins, fresh and fruity. 82

2012 Torres Coronas BIB
Ruby. Little bit herbal, fruity, dark berries. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh. 82

2011 Torres Celeste
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, anise, blueberries and plums nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, rounded, rich and ripe, bit vanilla finish, more rounded. 86

2011 Torres Salmos
Ruby. Rich, red and darker berries nose, ripe fruits, vanilla and alcohol high note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rich, bit sweet, good length. 86

2012 Patrice Méry Domaine des Treilles Côtes du Rhône
Ruby with thin pink rim. Rich, ripe and alcoholic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, sweet. 82

2013 Yvon Mau Merlot
Ruby. Light fruity and berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, light and fruity. 77

2011 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes
Pale ruby. Red berries, some vanilla, cool fruit nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit lean, fresh, red berries, slight unripe note, fresh. 87

2013 Paul Jaboulet Syrah
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity nose, dark berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and sweet. 78

2013 Mauro Molino Barbera d'Alba
Deep ruby. Fruity, dark berries, ripe nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, lively finish. 82

2010 Mauro Molino Barolo
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented, ripe red berries, anise, slightly showing alcohol on the nose, fairly transparent. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, detailed, good length. 88

2013 Feudo di Santa Tresa Capoccia Nero d'Avola-Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity nose, some bell peppers, bit heavy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, ripe, sweetish finish. 83

2013 Gonzales Byass Finca Constantcia Temperanillo Parcela 23
Deep ruby. Fruity, some plums and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity. 81

2009 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby. Rich nose, anise, blueberries, scented, bit warmer nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, richer for Riscal, 14%, little bit heavy, lacks the usual freshness. 87

2012 Gaja Sito Moresco
Ruby. Scented, liquorice, ripe, dark berries, cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively, some vanilla, sweet notes, fresh finish. 89

2008 Gaja Barolo Dagromis
Ruby, garnet rim. Anise, nettles, plums, liquorice, little bit cooked nose, warm. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, rich, ripe, fresher palate, long. 90

2009 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis
Deep ruby. Red berries, anise, slight herbal note, plums, vanilla and blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, ripe, dark berries, long. Bit warm finish. 89

2012 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari
Ruby. Rich, fruity, vanilla, dark fruits and berries, some anise, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity palate, ripe, dark berries, anise, long. 91







2010 Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin, 98 Yquem, Egon Müller, JJ Prüm and more


2009 Vilmart Grand Cellier d'Or Brut Premier Cru
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, subdued nose. Fresh and towards high acidity, elegant mousse, lovely balance, elegant if a bit lean, lacks complexity, good length. 89

2012 Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Chardonnay Classic Beaujolais
Pale lemon yellow. Rich, fruity, peach, yeast nose. Freshish acidity, rounded, rich, fruity, bit easy going and hollow mid palate, warm alcohol, bit unbalanced, good length. 84

2013 Terras Gauda Rias Baixas
Corked

2011 Amphibolite Nature Muscat Sevre et Maine
Towards lemon yellow. Burnt crust, flinty minerals. Fresh acidity, lean and smoky, lean and thin. 82


2007 Château Olivier
Towards lemon yellow. Youthful still, gooseberries, grapefruit, smoky minerals nose.
Fresh acidity, leaner, fresh and lively, surprisingly lean still, not much ageing since last bottle, unfortunately my last one, lovely. 91

2012 Künstler Herrnberg Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some grapefruit, slightly hollow nose, marzipan. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, slightly hollow, but inexpensive wine, fresh finish. 86

2012 Kühling-Guillot Pettenthal Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Cooler nose, apples, , grapefruit, minerals,


2004 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, delicate, citrus, slight grapefruit note, youthful. Fresh acidity, elegant, lovely balance, fresh and mouthwatering, lovely Kabinett. 89

2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Green and fresh apples, lemons, minerals, detailed nose even if one can't say the nuances. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, elegant, some grapefruit, fresh finish. 88

2011 Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, seamless nose, layered. Fresh acidity, lively, detailed, nuanced, refined, elegant, lovely balance, what it lacks in complexity it makes up with in refinement and pure balance. Stunning Kabinett. 90


2010 Armand Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Started out with some darker berries, black berries with more intense red berries, with air, floral, even purer red berries, incredibly flirting and detailed, quite intense. Highly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, detailed, elegant, nuanced, flirting, lots of red berries with a faint herbal note in the corner making it fresher, long. 93-94

1998 Château d'Yquem
Served blind. Golden with slight amber hue. Rich, honey, dried apricots, not to telling nose, rich but closed. Fresh acidity, rich, fruity, sweet, ripe, maturing, maybe even mature, lively and playful, bit sugary, some caramel and creme brulée, lively and long finish. 93

2001 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese**
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, cool mineral nose, subdued nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, truly elegant now, youthfull and fresh, Madagaskar vanilla, and it's only aromas, it's not from cask, long finish. 91

2005 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese #9
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, cool tropical fruits, slight spicy note, superb nose, detailed and nuanced. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, delicate, detailed, tropical, nuanced, superb palate, long and playful. 94























01 and 08 Rauzan-Ségla


2008 Château Rauzan-Ségla
Ruby. Dark fruits, scented, floral, spices, slight bell pepper note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and elegant, nuanced, delicate, bit herbal far back, long. 91

2001 Château Rauzan-Ségla
Ruby with thin garnet rim. Scented, cassis, figs, leather and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and elegant, nuanced, detailed, lovely now, drinking beautifully. Long. 93

09 Marquis d'Alesme and 05 Marquis de Terme


2009 Château Marquis d'Alesme
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, rounded, fresh and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded and refreshing, could be longer. 90

2005 Château Marquis de Terme
Ruby. Fruity, cassis and tobacco nose, anise, spices and slight floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded texture, long. 92

Four 2012's from Patrice Rion


2012 Patrice Rion Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Terres Blanches blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed nose, floral. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively palate, elegant and crispat the same time, fruity finish, long. 91

2012 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Bright ruby. Elegant nose, fresh and nuanced if not that complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounder texture, fresh and elegant, good length. 87

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

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

Two Meursault's from Roulot

2012 Roulot Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity nose., not that complex. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh palate but a bit easy going. 86

2012 Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Clos des Bouchères
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lime, minerals, floral and more detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively palate, fairly elegant, could be longer. 89

Two from Pascal Prunier-Bonheur

2012 Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Saint-Romain La Combe Bazin blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flinty, some vanilla on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity and rounded for Saint-Romain, could be livelier. 87

2012 Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Pommard Les Trois Follots
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, spicy and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and good length. 89

Eight from Burgundy

2008 Morey Blanc Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre
Pale ruby. Red berries, just a little fig note, elegant nose. Fresh acidity,r ipe tannins, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded, elegant, detailed, long. 89

2012 Laroze de Drouhin Nuits-Saint-Georges La Charmotte
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity and slightly floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded for NSg, fresh, good length. 88

2012 Emilie Geantet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cherbaudes
Bright ruby. Scented, elegant, forest berries nose, flirting. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, some vanilla up front but never oaky, fruity and fresh, good length. 89

2012 Laleure-Piot Pernand-Vergelesses
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, fruity and rounded, good length. 86

2007 Pierre Morey Meursault Les Terres Blanches
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flint, lemons, vanilla, smokey, seems youthful. Fresh acidity, fruity, slight tropical note, fresh. 88

2012 Matrot Meursault
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, slight tropical note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and rounded, fresh, good length. 86

2012 Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, fruity, orange blossoms nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh, almost a creamy note and texture, good length. 89

2010 Laleure-Piot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, scented, some citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, crisp, fresh and elegant, citrus finish, long. 92

Six times Grand Cru from Albert Mann


2013 Albert Mann Riealing Grand Cru Schlossberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, detailed, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and detailed, nuanced and long. 93

2013 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg L'Epicentre
Pale golden. Apples, citrus, detailed nose, peach and floral notes. Fresh acidity, elegant and detailed palate, nuanced and delicate yet intense, very long. 94

2012 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, detailed, floral, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, detailed, nuanced and long. 91

2012 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, detailed and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, detailed, together, fine and long. 92

2010 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Furstentum
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, detailed, fruity, bit richer, long. 92

2010 Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, detailed nose, bit shut. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity and lively, elegant and detailed, long. 93

Sunday, 10 August 2014

01 Koehler-Ruprecht Eiswein


2001 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Eiswein
Golden with amber hue. Fairly intense nose, apricots, overripe apples, oxidized pineapples, Samos honey and a slight sweet floral note on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded but lively, lacks the funky notes of the producer, fresh and leaner candied lemons finish, long. 93

06 Rion Echezeaux, 07 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard, 86 Lynch Bages, 88 Montrose, 93 LMHB and even more


2008 Marchesi de Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Camp Gros
Ruby. Rounded nose, scented, fruity, rich, tar and some roses, light alcohol note on top. Fresh and high acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich if leaner palate, fruity, bit alcoholic all the way, sweet dark berries finish, liquorice. 90

1986 Château Lynch Bages
Served blind. Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, cool nose, slightly exotic, some tobacco and cedar, leather, cassis, some more youthful aromas, other more developed ones. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins starting to polish off, slightly rustic structure, long if lean finish. 90


1993 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Served blind. Ruby, garnet rim. Some cassis, leather, bit rustic, some coffee, bit alcohol on top. Leather, and spices, rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, bit hollow but fairly fresh drinking. 87

1988 Château Montrose
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Excellent cork and fill. Scented, bright red fruits, quite elegant fruit, detailed nose, more youthful and detailed than any bottles of this I've tasted. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cool and fresh fruit, minerals, not the most complex but very fresh. Lovely. 91

2006 Daniel Rion Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Fresh red berries and somewhat scented, spices, fruity, cool fruit, elegant nose, fairly refined but youthful. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, bit structured, oak is more integrated than in the former bottles, starting to come together nicely. Still a little bit rustic. 92


2011 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Very apples and light tropical fruit, some minerals, focused nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples and pears, fruity, bit lean finish, good length. 88

2011 Egon Müller Wiltinger braune Kupp Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow green. Apples, lime, cool fruits, fresh and lively, youthful nose. Fresh acidity, mouthwatering, lively, fruity, detailed, not the most complex but lively and crisp, clean, long. 90

1978 Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling QbA
Bright amber. Oxidized nose, some apples and pears, fresh acidity, drying, lean, not holding up anymore, and shouldn't thinking of the level if not the vineyard.


2006 Markus Molitor Weissburgunder trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, bit rich, some peach and apricots. Fresh acidity, fruity, bit unbalanced, somewhat warm. 85

2007 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, quite refined and detailed, very light butter and popcorn note, slight floral note, somewhat rich but still towards cool. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, detailed, elegant and lively, nuanced, fairly mature fruit, but still cool, lively and fresh, long. 93

2009 Château La Tour Blanche
Pale golden. Peach, tropical, fruity, quite intense, vanilla, pears, apricots, nuanced. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded and fresh, rich palate, quite intense palate, needs a bit of time to come together, long. 92