Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Postcard from Portugal

Dear friends, I just felt for posting (and sharing) some moments from Portugal with you.
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

Well I guess that this is whole idea with this blog and I thought why not start with something good.

Château Pesquié Les Terrasses rouge Côtes du Ventoux, 2004
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
Link: http://www.philipsonwine.com/default.aspx?p=24&sku=47151304
Tasted by: Mads Eggert

Monday, February 18, 2008

Waiting to uncork

See you all the 7th march. No themes, no limits!

Friday, February 15, 2008

November tasting at Fredensgade

From Left to right

Laurent: Riscal 2001 (Rioja, Spain)
Mads E: Domaine de Saint Paul 2002, Chateauneuf de Pape.
Sune: Poderi 2004, Barbera (Piemonte, Italy)
Mads Daugaard: Pinot Noir 2006, Errazuriz (Chile)
Anders Drud: Cartuxa 2003 (Alentejo, Portugal)
Finale: Sauvignon blanc 2006, vendange tardive, Errazuriz (Chile)