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All Posts from October, 2007

Languedoc wines can age well! Bottles from 1998 and 1999

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Last week it was proven again that wines from Languedoc in Southern France have an ability to age. The 1998 Chateau de La Liquière, cuvée Cistus from Faugères had a dense structure with fruit and balance, was superbly mouth-filling and showed a great length. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Languedoc

Impressions from Burgundy

On the First of September I attended a wedding in the heart of Burgundy while harvest was already in full swing. Besides celebrating the wedding in the church of Gevrey-Chambertin and having a toast on the couple with delicious wines in the Château de Marsannay, I was of course constantly surrounded by fantastic impressions of a legendary wine region. Unfortunately the sky was overcast – nevertheless, here are some pictures.

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Random Red Wines with Oskar

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It was time again for a nice red wine evening. We didn’t have a real topic and gathered some random bottles of red wine from 1972 to 1997. Here are the notes:

1972 Gigondas, Henri de Villamont

We started with this old Gigondas. Luckily we had no problem with the cork. In the glass it had a nice although slightly blurry red colour. In the nose a little age note with cellar and mushroom. On the palate, lively acidity which probably kept this wine alive. Yet it still appeared balanced and was nicely drinkable but had a rather short finish.
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Leitz’ Rheingau Riesling Bombs

This was a Special day. After having tasted some of Robert Weil’s top wines at the 2006 vintage presentation, we had the opportunity to try 2 of Josef Leitz’ acclaimed dry Rieslings. Whereas Weil’s wines are well known since ages – they delivered many wines to royal families in the 19th century – Josef Leitz has only build up his reputation in the last years and did so with a totally different style of dry wines. Weil’s high-end dry Rieslings such as Gräfenberg generally appear very round and harmonious with fruit and a subtle minerality game ( The 2006 Kiedricher Gräfenberg Erstes Gewächs is much more closed than the 2005 and could be more of a long runner by the way ), whereas the  high-end dry wines of Joseph Leitz from Rüdesheim are rather presenting themselves as wild and powerful Riesling bombs! Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Rheingau
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