Sunday, April 5, 2009

US red's and a special white

Last week we had a jazz and wine session at Jakobs place. There was no theme, bring what you want and along with a superb dinner of long cooked Lamb in Chardonney, 3 bottles bottles were blindly tasted. 

Saint Jean du Barroux, Jean Gimel 2005
A clear yellow, wheet colored winte with a funky bouquet of pine needles, flowers, tone of resins, and oxidated sherry. The structure is straight with surprisingly complex. This wine was brought to the tasting after inspiration and recommendation from Rolf's vin blog, which proved strickingly precise. please read for an intersting and very accurate description here
We let the wine stand for more than 60min to test the succession in the bottle - and what suprise. Distrubtor: Brdr D 150kr/bottle. 
16.5 points

Columbia Crest Reserva 2003
Next up, a cold-produced Syrah from Washington, US. The wine presented itself ravenblack in the glasses with a bouquet of dark berries, pepper, moist cellar with discrete oak'y tannins. The taste was round with a good level of acid did, which did not allow the dark berries to dominate (no jam wine).  Vinhjørnet 229dkk/bottle (3 for 600dkk)
15.5  points

J. Lohr Merlot 2006
Lastly we tried a wine which we rarely come across (in our circles) as single varietal - a 100% merlot from the US. Clear bouquet of laether, pepper, and vanila. The taste is dry, which an distinct sweetness. The tannins are extreme soft and we found notes of bitter chocolate and orange peels. Depending on individual taste the sweetness may shaddow or diminish the complexity of this wine. Irma
15.5 points  

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