The other night we had two reds up for a little review. Grapes from Spain (Rioja) and from Italy (Tuscany).
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The other night we had two reds up for a little review. Grapes from Spain (Rioja) and from Italy (Tuscany).
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Grapes: 100 % Castelao (also known as Perequita), 13.5% vol.
Distributor: Portugisisk Vinkælder at 59dkk/bottle
Monday, November 17, 2008
Rating; 91 pts Robert Parker; "The 1999 Barbaresco Asili Riserva, very aromatic in its expression of mint, roses, tar, and wild fennel, offers excellent cherry and red currant fruit with sweet, long flavors and classy, elegant tannins. Drink: 2005-2016."
1999 Barbaresco Montefico Riserva Produttori del Barbaresco
Rating: 3 glasses in Gambero Rosso 2005
1999 Barbaresco Rabajà Riserva Produttori del Barbaresco
Rating; 90 pts Robert Parker; "The 1999 Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva, dark in color, sweet in its fruit and with an elegant smokiness, is round, ample, supple in flavor, and well structured. Drink: 2005-2015."
1999 Barbaresco Ovello Riserva Produttori del Barbaresco
Rating: 91 pts Wine Spectator
1999 Barbaresco Moccagatta Riserva Produttori del Barbaresc
Rating: 90 pts Wine Spectator, 91 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
1999 Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva Produttori del Barbaresco
Rating: 3 glasses Gambero Rosso
1999 Barbaresco Pajé Riserva Produttori del Barbaresco
1999 Barbaresco Pora Riserva Produttori del Barbaresco
1999 Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva Produttori del Barbares
Rating: 92 pts Robert Parker; " The 1999 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano, with a plum, and mineral nose, is the most solid and dense of the group, powerful and focused in character, shapely and intense right through to its long finish. Drink: 2005-2017." 3 glasses in Gambero Rosso 2005.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Condrieu 2006 (vineur: Jean Michel Gerin)
Bouquet: Intense, the fruits peach or the minor plum, mirabella (which are the ’give away’ for this wine). Tones of ‘melted butter’ was also mentioned.
Taste notes: Dry with notes of stonefruit (grappa).
Grapes: 100% viogneir
Notes: This wine really puzzled the panel. The wine is grown on the higher plateaus in Northern part of Rhone, on rocky soils.
Distributor: HJ Hansen vin at 250dkk/bottle (500ml)
Saint Joseph 2006 (vineur: Jean Delobre)
Bouquet: strong pepper (black), pastis, anis, as it stands in the glass the bouquet evolves over an impressing range. At the final evaluation a broad fume of croc ant and orange was present.
Taste notes: Rich, but the wine appears light, and slightly acidic. The taste is lasting and entirely pure.
Notes: In short it is a very elegant wine.
Distributor: Noma Wine import at 175kr/bottle
Atalanyas 2005, Ribera del Duero
Bouquet: dark berries, smoky, hints of pepper, slight references of vanilla (probably a to the Temperanillo)
Taste Notes: slight acidic. Powerful yet smooth.
Grapes: 100% temperanillo / 12 months in 20% new French oak, rest on older casks from Haut-Brion. Non filtered.
Notes: The wine ranges as one of the best from riebera, and from a distinct little vineyard Atauta, which has its wine growing on southern oriented hills. Vineurs, Miguell Sánchez and the French Bertrand Soudais produce wine in small amounts in super class. “Golban" has a very low yield 15-20 hl/hkt,
Distributor: Erik Sørensen at 139kr/bottle
La Reserve de Leoville Barton 2005, St Julien
Bouquet: intense, mocca,
Tastenotes: This wine is corpolent, Round, smootly balanced and dry.
Grapes: 72 % Cab. Sauvignon, <8%>
Tastenotes: Distictively with an ”italian” stile, a wine with strucrual egdes.
Grapes: 100% Aglianico.
Notes: Aglianico (the grape) thrives in volcanic soils and mature extremely late. Thus the Fucci is almost always one of the late to appear on the European markets. The wine sets new standard for ”black” – its pitch black! The wine was stored 60% new oak and 40% older. The entire production is limited to 400 boxes a year.
Distributor: Oxholm vine at 275kr/bottle
Ardévol 2004, Priorat
Bouquet: smokey, dark berries, leather and vanilla.
Taste notes: Fine balance
Grapes: 100% temperanillo. More notes to come.
Distributor: Unknown, price unknown.
Nittnaus – Beeren Auslese 2006, (Austria)
Bouquet: complex and intense. Stony fruits, tropical fruits, hints citrus. References to Botrytis which make the wine similar to the taste of sauternes.
Grapes: Chardonney (late harvest)
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Cabarone 2006 Veneto
This wine is produced as a clone of the Venetian classic, the Amarone, but using Cabernet Sauvignon (in stead of Corvina and Rondinella).
Bouquet: Red berries, slight note of peber, leather.
taste notes: Velvet tanins, and well balanced wine. The single graped Cabernet gives a fine structure. The experiment is (surprisingly) well done and worthwhile.
Superbest: approx. 100dkk/bottle
Brunello di Montacino Principesco 2003
Bouquet: Viols, hint of sweet tobacco, dark berries and vanilia.
Taste notes: Mild tanins. Wine is fine balanced. The taste lasting, complex, and the wine has a minerally structure. Brunello is ussually a well quality brand and this bottle is no exception. A fine glass.
IRMA: 100dkk/bottle (at sale right now)
Sangiovese 2005, Errazuriz
This wine was tested to exmined how well the tuscan grape, Sangiovese, would flourish in New world soils.
Bouquet: Powerfull, spicy and dark berries.
Taste notes: The high level of alcohol is protrudent in this wine, and only behind the alcohol there is are tones of animal nuances. Otherwise taste notes are dominated by dark berries and there are unfortunately few nuances for a wine of this class. Although Errazurriz wants to establish themselves among the top 100 in the world, this particular wine does not add to the latter ambition.
HJ Hansen Vin. 140dkk/bottle
Thursday, November 6, 2008
New Danish wine magazine by Jyllandsposten (JP).
Recently JP launched a new print issue, Kyperen. A wine magazine for wine lovers in Denmark. The magazine is edited by Niels Lillelund, who previously wrote wine critics in JP. Today JP has launched the magazine independently from the newspaper and hence you do not need to be a JP subscriber in order to recieve the magazine.
The magazine is distributed right to your door 6 times a year. An issue hold approx 40 pp (half content being wine commercials as offers etc.). Each magazine appear to focus on a specific theme, being a type wine or wines from a specific country.
Price for a year subsciption 30 DKK.
To subscribe KYPEREN - Email Carina Bendtzen at JP Master.
posted by Drud
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The wines will be available during a short lasting up-coming Bourgogne event, the 14-16th november in Holte-vinlager. / Drud
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
- Sune: Greenhough 2004 (NZ); Oxholm vine/160kr
- Drud: Doowie Doole 2002, Cabernet Savignon (Aus); Propswine.dk/140kr
- Eggert: Geyerhof Riesling (Au); Viniportugal/price
- Daugaard: Chauteau Talliffer 2004, Pomerol (Fr) distributor/price
- Laurent: Saint Joseph 2005, Syrah (Fr); distributor/price
Finale(s): Malvira Birbet (It) Theis Vine/109kr.
See you next time in Espergærde
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Better later than ever. So here is another "Hall of fame" from an evening at Mads Eggerts place in Espergærde, somewhere around in 2007. Please comment or edit where informations are incomplete.
Daugaard - Gattinara (2000) Nebbiolo, Piedmont
Sune - Clos lacombe, Pomerol (2004)
Drud - La Poderina, Brunello di montalcino (1997), Tuscany
Mads Eggert, Torione, Petrolo (2001)
Finale (Daugaard) Ceravolo, Shiraz (2006) Australian vintage
Finale (Eggert) Chateu de Malle (2002) sauternes
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Yesterday night we had a little 'clean up' from the shelves. Here are some notes
Chateau Pierrail 2006
Distributor: hjhansen Vin, Mad&Vin (magasin)
Grapes: Sauvignon blanc (70%) & sauvignon gris (30%)
Taste notes: citrus, lime, ‘forest onion’, herbs. The wine is indeed very balanced (sweet/acidic) with a slight fat finish.
Storage: to drink right away.
Body: *** (range: 1-5)
Price: 80 kr (panel voted <100kr)>http://www.hjhansenvin.dk/product.aspx?sid=90165
Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2003
distributor: Phillipson wine
Grapes: Nebbiolo (100%)
Taste notes: Metal, chalk, extreme rich in tannin with a long finish. The panels opinion is that this is a full blooded piedmont with a stringent 'clean', long taste. The high level of tannin leaves the mouth dry and should perhaps better be stored to develop.
Body *** (Range: 1-5)
Storage: Optimal to let this wine sleep for some years
Price: 80 kr (by the case of 12)
Distributor: Holte Vinlager
Area: Adelaine plains (Australia)
Grapes: Shiraz (100%)
Taste notes: Black berries, leather, unusually creamy. This wine is a 'type specimen' of a new world wine. It is horseblood dark, butter sweet, round, filly and well balanced.
Body: ***** (range 1-5)
Storage: To drink right away
Price: 85 kr (panel voted ~100 kr) at http://www.holtevinlager.dk/
Tasted by Jakob haaber, Peter B. & Drud
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I have just returned from a rather long and hard journey, popular named as "rota dos vinhos", a sort of pub crawl between wine producers. Among places, my crumbled journey brought me by Fundaçao Almeida, an old jesuit monastry, which produces the lengendary wine Pera Manca (regarded in top3 down here). Travelling on an identity as a danish oenologist, I managed to enter several cellars, and ending up with a tasters glass in my hand :) See you all soon in CPH, Drud
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Château Pesquié Les Terrasses rouge Côtes du Ventoux, 2004
Destributor: Philipson wine for 59,95,- (by the case)
Area: Côtes du Ventoux in the southern Rhone valley
Grapes: 30% Syrah, 70% Grenache
Ratings: RP 90, Vinhulen 90 and Vinbladet 89
Taste notes: This is a dark and quite intense wine. There is lots of fruit such as plum and blackberry but this is supported by a nice woody licorice which leaves the impression of a well structured and well balanced wine. In my opinion this wine exemplifies some of the best that the southern Rhone valley has to offer (such as Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas) but at an amazingly low price.
Storage: My guess is that it will keep well for 2-3 years
Tasted by: Mads Eggert
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
From Left to right
Laurent: Riscal 2001 (Rioja, Spain) www.gobivin.dk
Mads E: Domaine de Saint Paul 2002, Chateauneuf de Pape.
Sune: Poderi 2004, Barbera (Piemonte, Italy) http://www.oxholm-vin.dk
Mads Daugaard: Pinot Noir 2006, Errazuriz (Chile) http://www.holtevinlager.dk/shop/
Anders Drud: Cartuxa 2003 (Alentejo, Portugal) http://www.portugisiskvinkaelder.dk/
Finale: Sauvignon blanc 2006, vendange tardive, Errazuriz (Chile) http://www.holtevinlager.dk