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Monday, 25 December 2017

Spesialslipp Bordeaux og eldre årganger




2008 Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs
Kr 1300,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, some pears and almonds nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant mousse, creamy, long finish. 92

2014 Château Latour-Martillac blanc
Kr 370,60
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some vanilla, peach and grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, apples, some spices, detailed, long, touch bitter. 91

2014 Château Gazin-Rocquencourt blanc
Kr 381,20
2X cork

2014 Château Malartic-Lagraviere blanc
Kr 574,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, pears and peach, some grapefruits and faint minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, bit of wax, rounded, almonds and minerals, long finish. 90

2014 Domaine de Chevalier blanc
Kr 858,70
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light vanilla note, some spices, elegant, citrus and grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, apples, lemons, citrus, spices, minerals, detailed and layered, long. 95

2010 J. M. Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Carelle XX
Kr 527,20
Bright ruby. Floral, delicate, red berries, raspberries, bright and seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, firm, tight, bit woody and tight finish, juicy fruit above, long. 90

2010 J. M. Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Jarollieres XX
Kr 527,20
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, anise ,floral notes, detailed, elegant nose, some spices. Scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, red berries, darker fruits notes, some spices, long firm finish. 91

2013 Riecine La Gioia
Kr 540,70
Bright ruby. Cherries, floral, fruity, some spices, up front and lifted nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, some bubble gum and cherries, good length. 89

2010 Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina
Kr 842,80
Ruby. Anise, spices, blackberries, fruity nose, vanilla and liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, spices, ripe and rich, liquorice. 90

2010 Gaja Barbaresco XX
Kr 891,40
Bright ruby. Scented, cherries, anise, spices, liquorice nose, tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, spices, liquorice, cherries, some darker fruits behind, layered and deep, long. 94

2009 Gaja Barbaresco XX
Kr 878,60
Bright ruby. Anise, cherries, floral, roses, bright and fruity nose, detailed, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, cherries, intense, spices, detailed, layered, long. 94

2008 Gaja Barbaresco
Kr 885,50
Bright ruby. Anise, cherries, warm spices, vanilla, touch of coffee and morellos nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, dark berries, detailed, layered, rich, bit of warmth in the finish. 93

2000 Chateau Ksara
Kr 465,-
Bright ruby. Cool herbal and minty note, figs, dates and some cassis behind on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, anise, some herbs, leaner, long if narrow finish. 90

2015 Château Chapelle d'Alienor XX
Kr 229,30
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, some spices, light minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, good length. Creamy. 87

2015 Château Jean Faux
Kr 290,20
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, spices, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, light minerals nite, good length. 88

2010 Château Fourcas-Dupre
Kr 314,30
Ruby. Anise, herbs, blueberries and vanilla notes nose. Elegant scented high note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, firmer texture, blueberries, good length. 88

2014 Château Mauvesin-Barton XX
Kr 244,30
Ruby. Blackberries, blueberries, some anise and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, juicy fruit with a backbone, good length. 88

2014 Château Chasse-Spleen
Kr 358,70
Ruby. Cassis, fruity, anise, blackberries, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, dark berries, good length. 89

2014 Château Poujeaux XX
Kr 337,60
Ruby. Anise, tighter, vanilla, spices, blueberries and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, structured, firm, tighter, long. 90

2014 Château Cantemerle XX
Kr 325,90
Ruby. Anise, fruity, ripe dark berries, some vanilla and spices a bit up front right now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, red berries, bit leaner bottle than I remember it, from three months back, not the best bottle, good length. 89

2014 Château Sociando-Mallet XX
Kr 356,10
Ruby. Floral, blackberries, anise, violets, nuanced nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, blackberries, structured, firmer, long. 92

2014 Château les Ormes de Pez
Kr 348,70
Ruby. Anise, spices, blueberries, vanilla nose, tight. Lightly scented high note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant texture, red fruits, some minerals, nuanced, long. 90

2014 Château Lafon-Rochet
Kr 386,80
Bright ruby. Anise, blueberries, spices, some vanilla and coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, some spices, anise and herbs, good length. 89

2014 Château Calon-Ségur
Kr 1171,50
Ruby. Anise, scented, red berries, blackberries and blueberries, some minerals beneath. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark fruits, some spices, red fruits, elegant and detailed, playful, long. Juicy with structure behind. 94

2014 La Dame de Montrose
Kr 407,70
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, some spices, floral notes behind, some coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some anise, lighter bodied, long if narrower. 90

2014 Château Montrose XX
Kr 1280,30
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, some spices, blueberries, intense nose, detailed, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, layered, deep, refreshing, nuanced, superb yet again, long. 97

2014 Château Pedesclaux
Kr 432,80
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, fruity, some spices nose, light scented note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, blueberries, wood is starting to integrate, long. Bit narrow finish but gaining ground. Best sample of this so far. 90

2014 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste XX
Kr 643,70
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, fruity, some spices, anise, detailed and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, detailed and playful, layered, lovely balance, long. 94

2014 Château Clerc Milon XX
Kr 764,80
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, fruity, detailed, floral notes, some spices, cassis, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, detailed, playful, nuanced and long. 94

2014 Château Lynch-Bages
Kr 1078,-
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, cassis, some vanilla, spices, detailed, riper nose, fairly rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, ripe, rich, detailed, long. 94

2014 Château Pontet-Canet XX
Kr 935,50
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, spices, liquorice, ripe and rich, big and bold nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, blueberries, detailed, firmer behind, ripe and juicy, long. 95

2014 Château Pichon Longueville Baron XX
Kr 1016,10
Ruby. Blackberries, anise, some spices, fruity, ripe, blueberries, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, intense, dark berries, spices, ripe and rich, long. 95

2014 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande XX
Kr 1137,20
Ruby. Anise, spices, fruity, blackberries, some touch of tobacco, vanilla, blueberries nose. Layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, ripe, nuanced, layered, intense and long. 96

2014 Château Mouton Rothschild
Kr 4053,40
Ruby. Anise, spices, liquorice, exotic spices, cassis, blueberries, light minerals note beneath, layered nose, beautiful depth. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, cassis, blueberries, layered and nuanced, spices, blackberries, exotic spices, bazar, minerals, layered and deep. 97

2014 Château Branaire Ducru
Kr 500,70
Ruby. Anise, spices, blueberries, cassis, light floral high note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, dark berries, faint herbal touch, long. 92

2014 Château Talbot XX
Kr 558,70
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, some spices, vanilla, faint scented floral note behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, dark berries, some spices, nuanced, long. 93

2014 Château Saint-Pierre XX
Kr 531,30
Ruby. Vanilla, toast, blueberries and cassis nose, tight stage right now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, blueberries, structured and tight, some minerals, nuanced, long. 92

2014 Château Langoa-Barton XX
Kr 521,10
Ruby. Floral, fruity, mint, red berries, cassis, scented, elegant nose, detailed. Even at this state, utterly charming nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, dark berries, long. 93

2014 Château Léoville Barton XX
Kr 746,50
Ruby. Blueberries, spices, floral, delicate, detailed nose, charming even at this stage, almost seductive even. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, spices, red berries, detailed, elegant, long. Bit of structure in the finish. 94

2014 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou XX
Kr 1170,60
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, some spices, tighter, some vanilla, dark fruits nose, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blueberries, anise, detailed, some minerals, ripe and intense, nuanced and long, layered. 96

2014 Le Petit Lion de Léoville Las Cases
Kr 406,-
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, fruity, spices, layered and detailed, open even now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some anise, refreshing, long if narrower finish. 89

2014 Château Léoville Las Cases XX
Kr 1376,70
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, blackberries, tighter nose, nuanced, some floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, spices, detailed and nuanced, layered, refreshing, has gained more depth since primeur, long. 97

2014 Château Angludet
Kr 500,50
Ruby. Red berries, spices, dark fruits, touch of paprika nose, reductive at this stage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, blueberries and anise, long finish. 90

2014 Château Brane-Cantenac
Kr 529,20
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, floral, scented, some cassis, again somewhat reductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, some spices, fruity, ripe, refreshing, long. 93

2014 Blasson d'Issan XX
Kr 289,20
Ruby. Anise, fruity, red berries, floral, fresh and fruity, elegant, charming. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, some anise and red berries, spices, good length. 89

2014 Château d'Issan
Kr 528,-
Ruby. Anise, vanilla, blueberries, soem spices, ripe and rich nose, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, red berries and darker fruits, juicy and long. 93

2014 Château Rauzan-Ségla
Kr 715,70
Ruby. Anise, blackberries, fruity, blueberries, some violets behind, intense nose, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, some spices, detailed, elegant, long. 94

2014 Alter Ego
Kr 645,-
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, some floral notes, delicate and lighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and anise, good length. 89

2014 Château Palmer 
Kr 2148,50
Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, some anise and spices, nuanced, bit tight, another slightly reductive Margaux. They need serious decanting at this stage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, fresh, nunaced, bit leaner body, refreshing, detailed, long. 95

2014 Château le Pape XX
Kr 326,10
Ruby. Fruity, floral, some anise and spices, light minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, elegant texture, long. 90

2014 Château Latour-Martillac XX
Kr 367,-
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, blackberries, some terracotta notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, red berries, blackberries, some spices, long finish. 92

2014 Château Gazin-Rocquencourt
Kr 379,20
Ruby. Red berries, some spices, blueberries, light scented note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity. 88

2014 Château de Fieuzal XX
Kr 381,40
Ruby. Anise, red berries, scented, blueberries, fruity, light floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, minerals, anise and spices, blueberries, elegant, long. Showing gar more elegance than the somewhat dry sample I had for primeur. 93

2014 Château Malartic-Lagraviere
Kr 429,-
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, fruit driven, some spices, light scented note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, dark fruits, vanilla, long. 91

2014 Domaine de Chevalier XX
Kr 557,80
Ruby. Spicy, some smoky notes, cassis, blueberries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries and blackberries, some spices, detailed, long. 94

2014 Château Carmes Haut-Brion XX
Kr 675,40
Ruby. Blackberries, cassis, vanilla, spices, some terracotta, cinnamon and Christmas spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, some spices, layered and long. 94

2014 Le Parde de Haut-Bailly XX
Kr 316,90
Ruby. Red berries, blueberries, some spices nose, anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, detailed, refreshing, long. 90

2014 Château Haut-Bailly XX
Kr 872,70
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, some spices, detailed, minerals, intense, fruity, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, dark berries, some spices, juicy, minerals, intense, long finish. 94

2014 Château Barde Haut
Kr 363,60
Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, ripe, richer nose, some spices, light mineral nite beneath. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, structured and firm, bit rustic even. 89

2014 Château la Gaffelière XX
Kr 565,40
Ruby. Anise, blueberries, some spices, minerals, mint notes, faint floral note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, juicy, minerals, long. 93

2014 Château Figeac
Kr 1038,90
Ruby. Anise, spices, blueberries, some coffee, vanilla notes, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, minerals, detailed, layered, ling. 94

2014 Château Gazin XX
Kr 638,70
Ruby. Blueberries, blackberries, fruity, some spices, anise, ripe and intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, some spices, ripe, detailed, bit denser, long. 93

2014 Château La Conseillante
Kr 984,30
Ruby. Touch of violets, ripe fruity nose, spices, blueberries and cassis nose. Tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, structured, detailed, intense and long. 95

2005 Château Léoville Barton XX
Kr 1390,70
Ruby. Blueberries, cassis, intense nose, starting figs and tobacco, minerals and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, red berries, spices, structured and firm behind layers of fruit, detailed and long. Tight now but lots of depth and potential. 95

2001 Château de Rochemorin XX
Kr 324,90
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, red berries, anise, figs and dates nose. Tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, some spices, leaner finish, good length. 89

2000 Château Léoville Las Cases
Kr 3791,30
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, touch of anise, leather and tobacco, layered, tight still, youthful for the age. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, spices, anise, blueberries, nuanced, layered, intense, superb length, still far too young. 96

1990 Châteu Léoville Barton
Kr 2001,30
Ruby, brick rim. Figs, dates, some leather, fruity, sous bois and chocolate nose, tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, some spices, figs and dates, leather and tobacco, long. 91

1990 Château Léoville Barton
Ruby, garnet rim. Some figs, cassis, blueberries, tobacco, nuanced, mint and leather, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, nuanced, cassis and figs, mint, tobacco and leather, long finish. 93

1985 Château Soutard
Kr 521,60
Ruby, brick rim. Earthy beneath figs, dates and mint nose. Bit shy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner body but alive, the best mature bottle from Soutard in quite some time. 88

2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Kr 416,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some citrus, faint floral notes minerals, delicate and nuanced. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, apples, citrus, playful, detailed, elegant texture, long. 93

2001 Riecine Sebastiano
Kr 363,50
Amber, golden rim, lots of sediments. Oxidative almonds, ripe and rich nose, honey. Fresh acidity, thick and viscous, ripe and rich, creamy. Playful. 88


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Dinner last week





2011 Château La Louvière
DEC 17 Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, citrus, minerals, vanilla and light smoky note nose. Fresh acidity, playful, citrus, grapefruits, minerals, long finish. 90

2011 Château Gruaud Larose
DEC 17 Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, anise, some vanilla and spices, light violets note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, spices, blackberries, quite intense if tight at this stage, long. 94

1996 Château Simard
DEC 17 Garnet with brick rim. Figs, dates, minerals, light chocolate note nose, some floral high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, soft, gentle texture, some sweet and sour, elegant texture, iron, good length. 89

1990 Château Dalem
DEC 17 Ruby core, brick rim. Minerals, iron, figs, blueberries still, detailed nose, floral high note, violets. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant texture getting polished, minerals backbone, figs and dates, long. 92

1985 Château Margaux
DEC 17 Mid neck fill, fairly soaked cork. Ruby, garnet rim.  Shy first, just some tobacco, earthy notes and tobacco. After about half an hour in decanter, violets shows up, then it blossoms, figs, dates, light mineral note, detailed if never the most intense bottle. Fresh acidity, smooth tannins, velvety texture, superb balance, again this floral high note, not as fruity but highly elegant, long. 95

1998 Château Suduiraut
DEC 17 Golden. Apricots, pineapples, some light caramel notes, fruity driven nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, pineapples, some spices, apricots, touch of sultanas and raisins, light caramel note, elegant texture, smooth and long. 93

Friday, 1 September 2017

Vega Sicilia back to 1921


1975 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
Magnum. Pale lemon yellow! Apples, pears, touch of pears, elegant brioche, white tuffles nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and smooth mousse, refreshing and detailed, superb balance, long. Delicious. 95

1995 Pesquera Janus Gran Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Leather, figs, some spices, scented, floral, dark fruits, raspberries and blueberries, nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, dark fruits, figs, leather, some liquorice, leather and stable, long. 94

1964 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, brick rim, sediments. Intense, dark fruits, juicy, ripe, blackberries, liquorice, some raspberries, layered and deep. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, intense, fruity, dark berries, intense, liquorice, juicy, structured, red berries, long. Youthful bottle, directly from the property. 98

1973 Vega Sicilia Unico
Corked.

1980 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, thin brick rim. Dark fruits, some spices, intense, leather, liquorice, firmer. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, spices, dark berries, intense, layered, tight and firm. 92

1989 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, brick rim. Scented, dark fruity, spices, liquorice, intense, dark berries, intense, layered, eucalyptus nose, blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, juicy, red berries, detailed, red berries, lively, spices, cinnamon touch, long. 94

1921 Vega Sicilia Unico
Upper shoulder fill. Ruby, brick rim. Leather, liquorice, some plums, figs, touch of earthy notes, lightly scented. Coffee and black tea. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, some spices, herbal notes, dried fruits, leather, drying somewhat, but holding up nicely. 91

1924 Vega Sicilia Unico
Upper shoulder fill. Leather, figs, tobacco, floral, delicate, black tea, some earthy notes. Fresh acidity, few tannins, cherries, red berries, rose hips, leather, touch balsamic, just a touch. It's leaner, reminding me of very old Burgundy. 92

1946 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, broad brick rim. Red, bright fruits, floral, violets, roses, nuanced, transparent, detailed like few, and seductive, flirting, subtle, gentle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lighter, red fruity, bright, riveting, transparent, delicate, nuanced, utterly charming and gentle. Persistent. 96

1953 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby with orange brown rim. Oxidative, caramel and chocolate, dusty notes. Leaner, dry, dusty, tired.

1951 Vega Sicilia Unico
Orange, golden rim. Lean and thin. Gone.

1955 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, brick rim. Red berries, anise, spices, floral, bright fruity, some blackberries, roses and violets. But not too intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries and spices, refreshing and lively, playful. Elegant. 93

1966 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby with orange rim. Oxidised.

1972 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, red berries, fresh and fruity, elegant nose, somewhat tight, detailed nose, refreshing. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, red berries, spices, refreshing, elegant and detailed, raspberries, blackberries, playful, long. 93

1998 Piper-Heidsieck Rare Vintage
Magnum. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some brioche, pears, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh, fruity, minerals, elegant, lively and nuanced, long. Bit tight. 91

1996 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Red berries, blackberries, liquorice, spices, vanilla, intense, dark berries, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, spices, dark berries, intense, still red berries and refreshing, long. 95

1998 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, some spices, ripe, fruity, dark berries, intense, rich, tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, dark berries and spices, rich, fruity, dark berries, lush and intense, long. 96

2000 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, liquorice, vanilla, intense, layered and deep nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, juicy, red berries, spices, dark berries, intense, long. 94

2002 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Rich, fruity, dark berries, spices, intense, liquorice, vanilla, spices, ripe and intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark, fruity, ripe, rich, intense, spices, layered, spices, lush and fruity, long. 97

2004 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruits, liquorice, intense, deep, vanilla, spices, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, dark berries, spices, rich, intense, blackberries, pure youth, long. 94

2005 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Liquorice, rich, vanilla, blackberries, jammy, intense, almost massive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity, verging on jammy at this stage but a firm backbone. Intense liquorice, long. 95

2007 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, ripe, rich, blueberries and spices nose, some pepper and coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, dark berries, spices, blueberries, some jammy notes, rich and fruity, long. 96

2008 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruity, vanilla, some spices, blueberries, rich, cinnamon, peppery, liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, fruity, rich, intense, spices, rich and fruity, still quite detailed, long. 96

1936 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, broad orange rim. Chocolate, black tea, floral notes, oxidative notes. Fresh acidity, few tannins, leaner, some red fruits, bit thin, but vibrant. 89

1957 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, orange rim. Figs, dried fruits, some anise, liquorice and cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries and spices, leaner, dried fruits, long but lacks intensity. 88

1967 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, orange rim. Oxidative, caramel, chocolate, tired.

1969 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, brick rim. Dried fruits, some rubbery notes, not the cleanest nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, thin, lacks fruit and body. 87

1991 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Some herbs, red berries and cherries, some anise, leather notes and cherries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, quite lively, leaner but fairly bright, long. 92

1994 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented. Red berries, blueberries, spices, floral notes, elegant, nuanced, roses, cherries, bright nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, bright, anise, leather touch, some figs, elegant, long. Lovely. 95

1995 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Scented, red berries, touch of mint, anise and vanilla nose. Coffee notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, mint and spices, quite elegant. Bit thin. 89

1999 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, spices, blackberries, some tobacco, floral notes, charming. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise and blueberries, bright fruit and lively, long. 94

1942 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Scented, figs, red berries, some anise, spices, nuanced, floral, mint, exotic, layers, leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bright, fruity, red berries, anise, leather, refreshing, cherries, some spices, leaner, but long. 94

1962 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, some, floral notes, cherries, elegant and nuanced, detailed, light minty note, tighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, bright, some cherries, elegant, some anise, leaner finish. Tries but doesn't quite follow up. 91

1976 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, some anise, spices, floral, anise, leather, tobacco, not too intense, but somehow compact nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, dark berries, red fruits, some leather and anise, refreshing, nuanced. Long. 93

1986 Vega Sicilia Unico
Ruby. Scented, floral, red berries, elegant, nuanced, violets, roses, refreshing nose, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, fruity, red berries, spices, anise, quite bright and nuanced, refreshing, long. 96

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Gaja vertical, March 2017



1961 Bollinger Rare Année
Magnum. Served blind. Golden. Some oxidative notes, yellow fruits, nuts, elegant if very mature, some caramel notes. Fresh acidity, elegant minerals note, lovely balance if again oxidative, smooth mousse, narrower caramel finish. Long. Verging on too old. 93

1978 Gaja Barbaresco
Ruby, garnet rim. Cherries, tar, some vanilla, liquorice, fruity nose, fairly intense, touch of rose hips, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cherries, elegant mid palate, cherries and liquorice, then hollower towards the finish, long somewhat narrower finish. 93

1986 Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo
Ruby, garnet rim. Some mint, nettles, cherries, black tea notes nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red fruits, cherries and liquorice, spices, dryer finish. 90

1995 Gaja Barbaresco
Ruby, garnet rim, slight cork.

1990 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi
Ruby, garnet rim. Floral, scented, cherries, red berries, violets, beautiful nose, detailed and quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cherries, liquorice, spices, firmer, textured, detailed, long. 94

1999 Gaja Sperss
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, some vanilla, cherries, anise, liquorice, some violets and faint roses note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, liquorice, spices, vanilla, firm texture, long. 93

1976 Gaja Barbaresco
Cloudy pale red, broad orange rim. Notes of Barolo Cinato to it, thin and oxidized palate.

1994 Gaja Barbaresco
Ruby, garnet rim. Some tomatos, herbal notes, cherries and anise nose, leaner. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresher palate, cherries, liquorice, not the most intense, elegant finish. 94

1995 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Cherries, tar, some deeper notes, blueberries notes, vanilla, violets, lifted nose. Touch of VA. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, cherries and anise, light VA feel again, good length. Might have some brett as well. 89

2009 Gaja Sperss
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Alcohol, ripe, fruity, rich, cherries and liquorice, big nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, cherries, liquorice, spices, ripe, alcohol shows through, dry woody finish. 92

2011 Gaja Conteisa
Bright ruby. Cherries, raspberries, alcohol, some sweetness on the nose, vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, liquorice, cherries, alcohol, rich and ripe. 91

1971 Gaja Barbaresco
Light cloudy pale ruby core, broad orange rim. Cherries, tar, figs, some dates, touch smoky, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, leaner palate, sweet and sour palate, lean and drying. Nose has younger feel to it than palate. 88

1982 Gaja Barbaresco
Bright ruby, thin brick rim, lots of sediments. Cherries, violets, roses, delicate and nuanced nose, light strawberries nose. Fresh acidity, cherries, elegant and nuanced, tannins ripe ans softening, elegant texture, long. 93

1993 Gaja Costa Russi
Bright ruby, thin garnet rim. Cherries, liquorice, tar, roses, somewhat deeper and fuller nose, fairly rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, cherries, anise, some spices, liquorice, playful and lively, detailed, long. 95

1995 Gaja Costa Russi
Ruby. Cherries, tar, floral notes, elegant, detailed nose, quite intense and rich. Some vanilla notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cherries, tar, anise, elegant and playful, leaner and fresher palate than nose suggests, long. 93

2006 Gaja Barbaresco
Magnum. Ruby. Cherries, liquorice, tar and roses, quite rich and intense nose, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, liquorice, spices, cherries and blueberries, quite intense, long finish. 92

1964 Gaja Barbaresco
Cloudy ruby core, orange rim. Tar, cherries, earthy, some tomato notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, dry and dusty. 85

1975 Gaja Il Cantine Conte Riccardi Barbaresco
Cloudy ruby, brick rim. Lean, broth notes, liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, lean palate, thin. It opens up somewhat with more with air, giving some wild strawberries in a gentle way. 87

1978 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi
Ruby, thin brick rim. Cherries, tar, lighter strawberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red fruity core, leaner, has a nice freshness palate better than nose, elegant structure but not very intense, and a bit drying finish. 86

1987 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi
Ruby, thin brick rim. Floral, scented, red berries, fresh and fruity nose, anise, spices, quite intense, some alcohol notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cherries, red berries, anise, touch of mint, even with some warmth from alcohol it feels fresh and elegant, long. 91

1999 Gaja Barbaresco
Ruby. Cherries, blackberries, some spices, liquorice, some vanilla, detailed, richer if not the richest. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cherries, elegant, detailed if richer, quite intense, structured finish. Long. 93

2011 Gaja Sperss
Ruby, garnet rim. Cherries, alcohol, liquorice, ripe and intense nose, not too complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some anise, quite alcoholic, leaner but long. 90

2012 Gaja Barbaresco
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Cherries, floral, some anise, liquorice, lighter, elegant, detailed, little bit alcoholic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, cherries, alcoholic notes, sweeter, good length, bit warm. 89

2013 Gaja Barbaresco
Bright ruby. Red berries, some anise, vanilla, some alcohol nose, not too complex. Even herbal notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red fruity, fresh, fruity, cherries, red berries, leaner, sweet and alcoholic. 88

2010 Gaja Costa Russi
Bright ruby. Red berries, floral, fruity, leaner, light cherries note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, alcoholic, sweet, liquorice, lacks focus, at least at this stage, but has more going for it than the last few. 90

2010 Gaja Barbaresco
Ruby. Ripe, cherries, liquorice, anise, spices, some vanilla, powerful nose, some alcohol. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, red fruity, liquorice, intense and deep, yet red fruity. Long. 92

2010 Gaja Sori Tildin
Ruby. Cherries, liquorice, roses, fruit driven, some anise and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, cherries, some spices, liquorice, quite intense, red fruity finish, long. 93

2010 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo
Bright ruby. Cherries, fruity, ripe, some liquorice, spices, tighter nose, closed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, cherries, spices, liquorice, anise, intense, some alcohol, long. 93

2013 Gaja Costa Russi
Bright ruby. Cherries, some jammy notes, red fruity, vanilla, rich nose, fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, liquorice, vanilla, fruity and structured, quite concentrated, long. 91

2013 Gaja Sori Tildin
Ruby. Cherries, liquorice, violets, ripe, rich, fruity, dark berries nose, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cherries, red berries, some anise, spices, liquorice, intense, concentrated, detailed, long. 92

2009 Gaja Conteisa
Ruby. Rich, fruity, spices, liquorice, cherries, some vanilla and alcohol nose, heavier. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cherries, red berries, sweet and jammy, alcoholic and warm finish, long. 90