Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wines at Fredensgade Nov 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%>
Notes: 2005 was an excellent year from Bordeaux. The Chauteu Leoville-Barton is appointed 2 cru classe in Bordeaux. La reserve, the second wine, is produced exactly the same way as the first wine of Leoville-Barton - and thus the wine is a very good option for one who wish to experience a good Cab-based Bordeaux within an affordable price range. 
Distributor: Erik Sørensen at 269kr/bottle (normally 300kr/bottle)
Aglianico del Vulture 2003 (vineur: Elena Fucci)
Bouquet: Truffel, viol, grappa, chokolates, minerals and smoke.
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. 
Tastenotes: Delicate acid, which break the sweetness
Grapes: Chardonney (late harvest)
Distributor: Gobi Vin 99kr/bottle (375ml)

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