Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Geyerhof Riesling "Johannisberg" 2007

This is the third wine I have tasted from Geyerhof and again it knocks my socks right off. It is much like the Riesling "Sprinzenberg", but more of everything. It is very aromatic with yellow fruits, white flowers and some spice. Nice full body a little sweetness and matching acidity to keep it balanced. The finish continues long after the last sip with a slight bitterness. I would expect this wine to develop nicely over the next say 5-10 years, maybe even longer.
Sells for around 150-170 and is a definite buy.
Points 91-92+
Mads Eggert.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

To keep or to open...

..That's the question so often wondered in front of the cellar rack. 'Curiosity killed the cat', and although the bottle was young, we uncorked a recent top wine from D'arenberg to explore what to expect when drinking some of Austrialias finest wine.
Dead arm is exclusively made on shiraz, and more insterstingly the name refers to a condition which may affect old vines, leaving one branch of the vine dead, and the other a live with low yields but quite intense aromatics. 

Dead Arm D'arenberg 2006
Tasted friday 15 may by PBK, JH & ADJ

Appearance: Classic deep red (not pitch black as perhaps expected).
Bouquet: Quite closed the first, hereafter dark berries, leather, cigarwood, tobacco, hay and mint. At first taste, the high level of acid expose the full piano (whole mouth). The wine holds back the 'jam-ness' (if any), and even though its a full bodied wine, it presents itself in with refinement. The strong tanins may decrease upon storage and the wine is definitively to keep for 5+ years. As we acknowledge that the wine is better stored rather than opened now - we did not rate it... 
Systembolaget 397sek

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pinot's for all likings

Pankraz 2007
Our first taste of Switzerland (Zurich) with a pure taste of PN. Little bouquet upon opening (stronger after 30min+) of pure raspberries. Taste is light, fruitful, mineral with a slender structure. A high level of acidity give the wine a long finish.
Local bought (24 Eur).
Drink now

L. Jadot Pommard Clos de la Commanraine 2001
Medium transperant wine with brown curtains in the glass. A fine complex bouquet with dense nuances from red berries, animal earthy tones, commin, young cherries and mint. Medium bodied wine (choppy lady) with a beautiful balance btw acid and tanin levels.
Local bought (27 Eur).
Drink now or keep 5-10y

Roar 2006
Highly unusual, this wine presents itself with a somewhat milky/unclear at first in the glass. The bouquet is rather expressive with tones raspberries, rotten cabage, yet also creamy and leathery. The wine is quite sweet at first sip with little acid which give the wine a certain volumnity. We had a little debate to rank this wine. Truly Roar is one of the top producers in North America, yet the wine also bear sweet traits which may be aimed to the american market, rather than a rustique character.
Gift, around 50 usd
Drink now

Baileyana 2005
Medium transperancy to dark red. Bouquet of strawberry, milk chocolate. The taste is rich and a bit jammy which does not persist for long. We discussed whether the wine is "over done" or also commented as being "pretty but boring". Perhaps a bit surprising for a very well renown producer in North America.
Gift 38 usd
Drink now

Knipser 2003
Nice bouquet of citrus, fresh leather and the characteristic animal tones of PN. The wine has a high level of acid which make the wine hang in you teeth for long. It reminded us of a well done Cote de Beaune - Germany is certainly an area to explore.
Gift around 200dkk
Drink now

Something NEW

As for something new on Grapejuice site, we have decided to rate the wines according to the 100point scale system, better know as the Robert Parker scale. The choice of scale is the most adequate and offers comparison to other wine reviews, books or bloggers.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wine book

The interest for wine on the net is growing, and today I fell over yet another interesting site discussions on wine. Herin the weekly revisions of wines purchased on the danish market are reviewed, blogs are posted, along with forums and events. 
Visit winebook here or find the link below.  

Next up is theme evening on PN to be posted here. /AD