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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Pauillac tasting June 2016


2012 Egon Müller Scharzhofberg Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, sime citrus, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded, apples, touch of grapefruits peel, good length. 87

2014 Von Winning Kirchenstück Riesling GG
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, floral, minerals, fruity. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, minerals, rounded, somewhat rich. 88


2007 Château Batailley
Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some tobacco, touch herbal nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity if leaner, lacks some body. Good length. 86

2008 Château Batailley
Ruby. Cassis, red berries, touch scented, tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, herbs, structured, some dark berries and spices, good length. 88

2010 Château Batailley
Ruby. Dark fruits, cassis, spices, dark berries, tobacco and some herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, spices, somewhat hollow finish. 89

2010 Château Batailley
Ruby. Dark fruits, some bell peppers, cedar, tobacco and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, tobacco, cassis, some herbs, vanilla, long. Spicy. 90


2004 Château Lynch Moussas
Ruby. Some dark fruits, leaner nose, somewhat earthy. Fresh acidity, dry and dusty tannins, leaner, drying finish. 85

2004 Château Duhart-Milon
Ruby. Scented, cassis, vanilla, spices, blackberries, tobacco. Fruity behind the structure. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, fruity, tobacco, dark fruits, still structured, quite elegant fruit, somewhat firm finish. 92

2010 Mouton Cadet Reserve Pauillac
Deepish ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, fresh, quite elegant fruit nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded. 85


2008 Château Clerc Milon
Ruby. Dark fruits, scented, fresh and fruity, touch of cedar, red berries, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, fruity, dark berries, spices, quite intense, detailed, long. 93

1979 Château Baronne Philippe
In neck fill. Ruby, brick rim. Scented, anise, cherries, red berries, leaner nose, quite elegant. Fresh acidity, leaner tannins, leaner fruit and structure, soft texture, this is holding on to its life and managing, barely. 87

2004 Les Forts de Latour
Ruby. Scented, red berries, some floral notes, touch of cedar nose, cassis, light tobacco note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, cassis, leather, scented, long. 91

2001 Château Pichon Longueville Baron
Ruby. Scented, red berries, cassis, floral, touch of tobacco, detailed nose, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, detailed, nuanced, long. Just starting to show what's in it. 95

2004 Château Lafite Rothschild
Ruby. Scented, cassis, tobacco, leather, quite youthful, detailed, cedar, layered and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, nuanced, superb balance, surprisingly seductive and full bodied, remember last bottle as superb as well, the length is magic. Very long. 96


1990 Château Grand Puy Lacoste
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, cassis, some figs, leather, tobacco, detailed, nuanced, floral, detailed, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, detailed, quite elegant, nuanced, long. 93

1985 Château Grand Puy Lacoste
Ruby, garnet rim. Tobacco, dried fruits, a few dark berries, some herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some figs and dried fruits, not sure it has had excellent storage all it's life. Owner says other bottles from the same case has been better. 87



2006 Château Pontet-Canet
Deepish ruby. Dark fruits, mint, rich and fruity, some chocolate, intense and layered. Fresh newspaper. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, ripe, intense, dark berries, spices, juicy, firm with fruit to back it up, long. 94

2002 Château Pontet-Canet
Ruby. Cassis, fruity, dark berries, some leather nose, mint. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner, detailed but lacks something, good length. Bit sweet and sour. 88

2001 Château Pontet-Canet
Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, some vanilla, faint tobacco, cassis and leather, not the most open bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly fresh, cassis and red berries, somewhat fruity palate, good balance, long. 91


1999 Château Pontet-Canet
Ruby. Dark fruits, mint, some cassis, blueberries, leather, some vanilla, tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some cherries and sweet and sour, tobacco, leather, long. Not the best bottle of this. 88

1990 Château Pontet-Canet
Ruby, garnet rim. Coffee, dark fruits, dark chocolate, scented, tight, dark fruits, rich and intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, spices, lacks body and fruit, not an optimal bottle. 89

1962 Château Pontet-Canet
Top shoulder fill. Ruby, brick rim. Tired, some dried fruits, coffee. Leaner, slim, thin. Barely life left. 79

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

2015's from Markus Molitor



2015 Markus Molitor Riesling Tradition
Kr 125,10
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant and lively. 84

2015 Markus Molitor Riesling trocken
Kr 159,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, rounded nose, fruity. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, elegant. 85

2015 Markus Molitor Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett trocken XX
Kr 179,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, fresh, elegant nose, bit tight. Fresh acidity, apples, minerals, elegant and delicate, good length. 87

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett trocken Fuder 6
Kr 239,90
Pale lemon yellow. Tight nose, apples, lemons and subdued minerals. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lively, apples, narrower finish, tight. 88

2015 Markus Molitor Riesling Alte Reben trocken
Kr 209,80
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, again tight nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, apples, minerals, some ripe grapefruit notes, good length. 87

2015 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese trocken XX
Kr 219,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, pears and peach nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, apples, lemons, elegant and focused, good length. 89

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese trocken
Kr 224,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, nuanced nose, again tight. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, apples and lemons, refreshing. Good length. 88

2015 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler lay Riesling Auslese** trocken
Kr 339,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, almost flinty smoky notes nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, apples, light bitter note, long. 90

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese** trocken XX
Kr 349,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, fresh, citrus nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, light bitter touch, fruity, detailed and long. 92

2015 Markus Molitor Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese*** trocken
Kr 615,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, some yellow fruits and pears behind. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded, apples, pears, detailed, nuanced, long finish. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Kinheimer Hubertuslay Riesling Auslese *** trocken
Kr 615,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruit driven, some peach and pears, subdued minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, apples, lovely texture, long. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese*** trocken
Kr 615,-
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, fruity, pears, peach and apples nose. Fresh acidity, apples, lemons, fruity, elegant and lively, long. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese*** trocken
Kr 615,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, smoky flinty minerals, touch of citrus, elegant and detailed nose, subtle nuances. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, elegant texture, lively, detailed, long. 94

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese*** trocken
Kr 630,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, tight, some lemons, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, lively and elegant, lovely balance, almost smooth, long. 94

2015 Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Riesling Feinherb
Kr 149,90
Corked

2015 Markus Molitor Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett feinherb
Kr 185,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some flinty notes nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, elegant, good length. 87

2015 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Feinherb
Kr 185,-
Pale lemon yellow. Smoky apples, minerals and grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, some bitter notes, riper feel to it, good length. 87

2015 Makrus Molitor Bernkasteler badstube Riesling Spätlese feinherb
Kr 218,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, peach and pears nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, peach and pears, good length. 88

2015 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese Feinherb XX
Kr 225,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, tighter. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant and rounded textire, nuanced and playful, lovely subtlety to it, good length. 89

2015 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese** Feinherb XX
Kr 339,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, pears, floral notes, light spicy note nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, elegant, nuanced and long. 91

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett XX
Kr 164,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, elegant with lovely balance, must be the best vintage of this so far. 87

2015 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
Kr 214,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, pears, fresh, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples and minerals, elegant, good length. 89

2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese XX
Kr 214,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, fresh, nuanced nose, pears and apricots. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, peach, detailed and long. Lovely. 91

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese XX
Kr 219,80
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, pears nose, fruit driven. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, peach, pears, lively, beautiful balance, long. 92

2015 Markus Molitor Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese**
Kr 333,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, pears, peach, minerals nose, tight and focused. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, detailed and long. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese**
Kr 350,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh nose, pears, elegant, more refined. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, playful and elegant. 91

2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese **
Kr 333,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, tighter, touch of grapefruits nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, peach, nuanced and long. 92

2015 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Lay Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Spices, cinnamon, apples, minerals, peach, light raisins note, pears nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, again cinnamon, intense and long. 92

2015 Makrus Molitor Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, peach, apricots, fruit driven nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, peach, pears, apricots, long finish. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, spices, fruit driven, apricots and yellow fruits nose, pears. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, minerals, playful, detailed, elegant, long. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, peach, pears, elegant nose, somewhat more delicate, spicy touch. Fresh acidity, fresh, apples, lively and detailed, long. 92

2015 Markus Molitor Kinheimer Hubertuslay Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, peach and pears nose Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded texture, apricots and peach, long finish. 93

2015 Markus Molitor Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Spices, exotic notes, rich, some raisins, apples, minerals and peach nose, different. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, minerals, peach, apricots, ripe and fruity, warmth of summer about it, long. 94

2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese***
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, peach, spices, apricots, pineapples, refined, nuanced and detailed, subdued and refined. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, peach, rounded, playful, detailed, stunning balance and length, long. 96

2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese***
Kr 620,-
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, pears, peach, spices, some raisins notes, subdued minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, apples, minerals, pears, detailed and elegant, long. 95

2010 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese
Kr 575,- Demi
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, pears, peach, pineapples, honey, apricots, rich nose. Raisins. Fresh acidity, intense, raisins, apricots, fruity, ripe, playful, detailed, concentrated, long. 96

2010 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
Kr 875,- Demi
Pale golden. Apricots, pineapples, sultanas, minerals, honey touch, intense nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, playful, fruity, apples, raisins, pineapples, detailed and mouthwatering, elegant, refined, concentrated and very long indeed. 98

Fritz Haag's 2015's


2015 Fritz Haag Riesling trocken
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some lemons and a touch of yeast nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, touch bitter, elegant finish. 85

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling trocken J
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some citrus, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, minerals, apples, some lemons, good length. 88

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, elegant and fresh nose, touch of grapefruits, lemons and flinty notes. Fresh acidity, minerals, flint, apples, lemons, fruity, fresh, detailed, elegant, long. 93

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling GG
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lemons, some faint floral notes, detailed and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, apples, lemons, minerals, focused, quite intense and detailed, layered, long. 95

2015 Fritz Haag Riesling Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded, elegant. 85

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some citrus notes, light floral touch nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, citrus, almost flinty finish, intense minerality. 88

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Feinherb
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and lemons nose, flinty and spicy. Fresh acidity, minerals, some phenolic structure, touch bitter, lemons and subdued smoky minerals, feels dry in the mineral finish. 91

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lemons, tighter nose, some flinty notes. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit and texture, apples, light lemons touch, lovely balance, transparent and delicate. 89

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, light citrus note, some spices, pure nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, bright apples and pears, elegant and delicate, good length. 89

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, delicate floral touch, flinty nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, ripe, elegant and playful, delicate, nuanced, lovely balance, crisp apples finish, long. 91

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, peach, fruity, fresh, minerals, touch of pineapples nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, lively, fruity, rounded, apples, elegant, playful, detailed, elegant. 91

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, tight, pineapples, peach, some spices, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, apples, pure, nuanced, detailed, playful, lively, superb balance, long and lively finish. 94

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, fruity, elegant, pure, peach, beautiful nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, playful, detailed, elegant and nuanced, lively, lovely concentrated apples note, long. 94

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some exotic spices, detailed, nuanced, refined, layered. Fresh acidity, minerals, playful, detailed, raspberries, pineapples, apples, detailed, layered, nuanced, superb concentration and balance, depth, mouthwatering, long. 97

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese
Towards lemon yellow. Pineapples, peach, apricots, minerals, light spices and exotic notes, layered and detailed. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, rounded, pineapples, detailed, playful, subdued, superb balance, refined, long. 97

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
Pale golden. Apples, pineapples, minerals, apricots, pure, delicate and nuanced nose, touch of sultanas and raisins far back. Fresh acidity, concentrated, layered, intense, playful, mouthwatering, almost creamy texture, long. 96

2015 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Auction
Golden. Apricots, ripe, rich, intense, pineapples, peach, raisins, sultanas, layered, detailed. Fresh acidity, playful, detailed, minerals, elegant, subdued, refined, it is not a blockbuster, it just creeps in and just plays around, nuance after nuance, detailed, refined, actually delicate, long. 98

Marques de Riscal 1910-2010 in Helsinki


Flight one

1972 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Pale garnet with broad brick rim. Figs, prunes, dusty nose. Fresh acidity, lean and few tannins, some figs and prunes, lean finish. 83

1973 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby with brown hue, orange rim. Cooked notes, dried fruits, mint, earthy. Fresh acidity, few but astringent tannins, leaner, dusty finish. 82

1975 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby with brown hue. Anise, leather, earthy and oxidized nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, thin red currants palate. 81

1978 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Earthy, dried fruits, leaner nose, touch of blueberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner sweet and sour palate, bit thin. 85

1980 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Slightly corked.


Flight two

1983 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Mint, earthy, some anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, thin and short. 84

1984 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Dried fruits, dusty, some anise. Oxidized and flat on the palate.

1985 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Cloudy redish orange. Flat nose, oxidised.

1986 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Scented, dark fruits, blueberries, some anise nose, not too intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, fresh, some dried red fruits, leaner but quite elegant and charming. 88

1987 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, garnet rim. Corked.


Flight three

1951Marques de Riscal Reserva
Brickish ruby, brown core. Oxidized

1952 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Touch of caramel, dried fruits, earthy, minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe, dark berries, spices, quite playful palate. Not that charming nose, quite lively and elegant palate. 87

1954 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, thin brick rim. Mint, eucalyptus, blueberries, some spices, detailed nose, earthy notes and minerals. Sous bois. Fresh acidity, ripe and smooth tannins, sweet and sour but with some figs and blueberries to give it more fruit and body, long if narrow finish. 92

1955 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Dark core, thin orange rim. Caramel, dried fruits, oxidative. Spices, blueberry jam and eucalyptus. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark fruit notes, some spices, leaner finish, good length. 88

1957 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Deeper core, brick rim. Spices, mint, blueberries, some figs and prunes, touch of leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, red berries, some spices, just a bit dry finish. 89


Flight four

1910 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Deep brownish with thin orange rim. Seems to have some vegetal notes, tar, bit shut actually, mint, coffee and dark fruits. Fresh acidity, still some tannins, leaner palate, tar, anise, cherries, red berries, bit lean and dry finish. At its very best 87

1915 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim, brownish hue. Floral nose, really fresh roses, some dried fruits, delicate, some red berries, lovely nose, if a bit shy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, elegant before a very lean finish that spoils the fun a bit. Cherries. 89

1922 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim with a brownish hue. Scented, red berries, spices, delicate, fruity, figs and prunes, anise, floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, delicate, intense, blueberries, anise, earthy notes, minerals, detailed, lovely balance, long. 94

1925 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Dark fruity notes, spices, leather, red berries, anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, lively but somewhat leaner finish, red and dried fruits, long. 91

1930 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Dark with orange rim. Oxidized.


Flight five

1994 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, spices, fruity, some vanilla notes, touch herbal, anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe red berries, spices, cherries and strawberries, some spicy and a touch herbal, long. 92

1995 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Red berries, spices, some figs, nuanced, detailed, scented, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, playful, rounded, lovely balance, slightly warm finish to be picky, long. 93

1996 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Red berries, spices, anise, bit of alcohol, touch floral, elegant in a way but maybe not fully seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, red fruits, blueberries, vanilla and spices, touch sweet and sour. 92

1999 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Slightly corked.

2000 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Vanilla, dark berries, fruity, spices, bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, bit leaner finish, long. 90


Flight six

1938 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Deep ruby, brick rim. Figs, prunes, some caramel, anise, spices, verging on oxidative, floral notes. Fresh acidity, but palate is oxidative and dry. Dusty even. 83

1941Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, spices, dried fruits, earthy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, structured, tannic, leaner body and fruits, refreshing. But dying quickly. At its very shirt top. 89

1943 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Deep with orange rim. Leaner, oxidative, has some dried fruits, tired.

1946 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, orange rim. Earthy, dark fruits note, chocolate, some oxidised notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, dusty. 81

1947 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Pale ruby, broad brick rim. Dried fruits, leaner nose, floral, delicate, cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, some raspberries, touch of anise and leather, bit thin, but charming. 86


Flight seven

1963 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Red berries, some fresh notes, lighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, elegant of a bit lean. 87

1964 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, garnet rim. Corked.

1965 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Brown with yellow rim. Oxidised.

1966 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, orange rim, brownish hue. Red berries, anise, dusty and dried fruits. Fresh acidity, leaner, thin. Acidic. 79

1971 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, brick rim. Dried fruits, lean nose. Fresh acidity, leaner, acidic, thin. 82


Flight eight

1958 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, orange rim. Oxidative nose, dead.

1959 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Brown, golden rim. Oxidised.

1960 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, spices, blueberries, somewhat fuller nose. Liquorice notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, some red berries and figs, good length. 88

1961 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, orange rim. Some dried fruits, spices, figs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh but lacks complexity. 86

1962 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Pale ruby, garnet rim. Scented, red berries, touch of sous bois, leaner but charming nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, bright, elegant, leaner but fresh. Red berries palate. 89


Flight nine

1989 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby, thin brick rim. Scented, red berries, some spices, elegant nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, bit dry and lacks some fruit mid palate, good length. 88

Seems to have changed name from Reserva to Gran Reserva in 1990. Same label.

1990 Marques de Riscal Garn Reserva
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Red berries, spices, touch of vanilla and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity if leaner, good length. 88

1991 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Corked.

1992 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Red berries, floral, scented, blueberries and anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, some spices, quite delicate and playful yet somewhat fuller bodied, long. 91

1993 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, a touch sous bois, somewhat leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, anise, touch bitter, some herbs, good length. 89

Flight ten

2001 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Scented, red berries, spices, anise, blueberries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded before a slightly edgy and structured finish, long. 92

2004 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Vanilla, liquorice, red berries, spices, blueberries, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, vanilla, intense, dried notes, spices, long. 91

2005 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Ripe, rich, floral, intense, dark berries, liquorice and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, quite intense, somewhat edgy, bit warm finish. Long. 92

2006 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Scented, vanilla, spices, fruity, dark berries, intense, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, intense, sweet notes, liquorice, bit woody finish. 89

2008 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Spices, dried fruits, some herbs, vanilla. Smells warm. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, bit cooked and ungainly, lacks balance it seems. 87

2010 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Red berries, some spices, fresh, ripe, intense nose, rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe, rich, intense, fruity, spices, anise, red berries, juicy, long. 93



2114 Marques de Riscal hjemme

2005 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva
Ruby. Liquorice, blueberries, spices, red berries, vanilla, cherries, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anse, spices and layers of dark fruits, even if on the high side of alcohol (14%) it has an unusual mineral note to it. Blueberries and cherries, long. 92

2011 Marques de Riscal Reserva
Ruby. Red berries, blueberries, tobacco, some vailla and spices on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, some sweet notes, liquorice and vanilla, good length. 89

2014's from Comte Liger-Belair



2014 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée
Bright ruby. Transparent, delicate, detailed, nuanced, bright, layered, floral, bright red fruits, incredible nose, pure, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense, detailed, layered, spices, bright fruits, focused, linear, nuanced, intense length and finish. It dwarfs other great wines around it. 100

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fresh, delicate, detailed and nuanced, refined, layered, spices and violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, lively, pure, delicate and nuanced, playful and seriously long. I think the most refined Echezeaux I've tasted. 96

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, nuanced, fresh, detailed, layered, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, lively, bright and precise, delicate, long. 96

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, spices, floral and nuanced nose, precise and layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, nuanced, long, touch herbal. 95

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Cras
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, spices, peppery touch, nuanced, floral, delicate, bright and seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, nuanced, playful and refined, mouthwatering. Long. 95

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Grandes Vignes
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Bright red fruits, delicate, nuanced and precise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bright fruity, lively, delicate, precise, nuanced and long. 93

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Grandes Vignes
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, crisp red fruits, fresh, detailed and precise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, delicate, nuanced, transparent, bright red fruits, long. 93

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Suchots
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, spices, detailed, nuanced, floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, nuanced, layered, elegant, raspberries finish, long. 94

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, nuanced, delicate, layered, bright red fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, spices, bright, delicate, nuanced, minerals, long. 94

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, spices, floral, peppery and delicate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, delicate, elegant and nuanced, long. 92

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée La Colombière
MAR 16 Pale ruby. Red berries, fresh, nuanced, spices, floral and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, elegant and detailed, long. 91

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée La Colombière
MAR 16 Pale ruby. Elegant, red berries, spices, scented, lovely nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, red berries, fresh and fruity, long. 90

2014 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée
MAR 16 Pale ruby. Scented, delicate, nuanced, red berries and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, nuanced, detailed, elegant, touch of wood, good length. 89


2013 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée La Colombière
MAR 16 Bright ruby. Scented, detailed, intense, floral, peppery, layered nose, nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, fruity, elegant, playful, delicate, flirting like crazy, long.92

Sunday, 12 March 2017

1567 Gin

Nederland

Rutte et Son Celery Gin
Batch 01 2016. Intens duft av einebær og nykuttet einergren, noe tørket sitrus, snev av stjerneanis og kvae med en svak overtone av toffee langt bak på duft. Intens i munn, anis, noe tørket sitrus igjen, lakristoner mot finish, lang ettersmak, fyldig utrykk. Rik.

Rutte et Son Dry Gin
Batch 01 2016 Mer avdempet og elegant duft av einebær, einerbar, lette florale sitrustoner og lime. Intens i munn, noe kvaetoner, rik eineraroma, slankere men balanserer varmen fra alkoholen godt, svært avdempet stjerneanis og toner mot brent treverk, lang finish.

Skottland

Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin
Elegant duft av noe urter, svak sitrustone, lett av einer, subtil og rafinert utrykk. Igjen subtil og raffinert i munn, bløt, fin balanse, elegante nyanser, svakt av anis og einer, lang ettersmak.

England

Boodles London Dry Gin
Duft av sitroner, sitron og appelsinskall, elegant eienbær touch og lett kvaetone. Mer intens i munn, kvae, einer, einerbær, touch av anis og hvit pepper, intens hele veien med fin balanse, lang finish.




Château Boutisse (st emilion GC)
Ruby. Cherries, blueberries and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, blueberries, vanilla finish, could have had less oak. 86

2013 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva
Ruby. Cherries, blueberries, light spicy note nose, touch exotic. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries and cherries, quite juicy, some vanilla, good length. 87

Friday, 27 January 2017

Karthäuserhof tasting


2010 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling GG
Light cork.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1990 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese Lange Goldkapsel No 6
Corked

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

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





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

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

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

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


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

White Bordeaux including Yquem


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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 13 January 2017

Schätzel and Grivot tasting



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Summer tasting Sandefjord July 2016 (Part two)


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

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

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

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

2004 Domaine de Chevalier blanc
JUL 16 Ox.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Penfolds tastings October 2016

Penfolds Collection Pre-tasting og ekstrasmaking i Oslo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Penfolds Collection middag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Altia news NOV 15


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007 Roedere Cristal
(Omtalt i egen sak)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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