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1990 Neethlingshof Pinotage – Pinotage kann also altern.


Etikett gewellt, Kork schwimmt im Wein – trotzdem eine Offenbarung!

Das hätte ich nie gedacht. Nun gut, vielleicht habe ich mir nie darüber Gedanken gemacht, denn junger Pinotage ist bisher nicht unbedingt der Wein meiner Wahl. Aber nun haben wir einen 1990 Pinotage von Neethlingshof aus Stellenbosch geöffnet, ein Fundstück aus Oskar’s Keller, und siehe da: Wie eine 1 steht der im Glas. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: South Africa

Restaurant La Vie***, Thomas Bühner brings wild and pure to your table in Osnabrück

Only today, already a few weeks after the dinner actually took place, I finally have the time to report about our meal at Restaurant La Vie in Osnabrück. In this small-sized German city in the Northern part of the country, Chef Thomas Bühner and his wife and  Maîtr D’, Thayarni  Kanagaratnam, have built up a gem of a restaurant, both regarding food and atmosphere. The premises are comprised within a listed Classisistic building in the heart of the town and the modern interior, also composed of warm tones with wood elements, is in perfect contrast and harmony with the architecture. When you enter the premises, you are warmly welcomed and instantly feel at home. Read the rest of this entry »

Rheingau Wine Auction tasting at Kloster Eberbach

Every year in September, estates of the VDP association offer some selected wines for auction. This happens on one weekend with 3 distinct auctions. The first (friday) is held in Trier for the estates of Saar and Mosel. The second (saturday) at Kloster Eberbach for Rheingau estates, where also a few wineries from Franken are joining in. The third in Bad Kreuznach (sunday) for estates from Nahe and Ahr, joined by wineries from Rheinhessen and Pfalz. I was lucky to attend the pre-auction tasting at Kloster Eberbach on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

1990 Chateau St-Pierre, St Julien

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1990. Ein Weinjahr das mystisch in unseren Ohren klingt. Zusammen mit 1989 auch als Jahrhundert-Pärchen bekannt. ’89 ist das bessere Jahr sagen viele. ’90 war in den jungen Jahren besser als ’89 wird uns gleichfalls übermittelt. Nach ein paar Jahren dann soll ’89 wieder Gas gegeben haben. Nun heißt es, der Long-Runner 1988 überholt bald beide Jahrgänge! (Wineterminators Bericht zum Jahr ’90)Wie dem auch sei, heute hab ich ein 1990er Château Saint Pierre im Glas, ein kleiner Grand Cru aus Saint-Julien. Und ich glaube für mich die erste Begegnung mit 1990 auf diesem Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Bordeaux,France

Label of the Day: 1990 Barolo E. Pira e Figli

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The content of this old Barolo bottle wasn’t really worth a tasting note; or maybe just a quick one: typical Barolo underwoods scents mixed with a sour age note of cooked wine. Really too bad. So I thought I should at least honour the nice label design with a few pics. Really like the colourful emblem which was printed with attention to detail.
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Categories: Barolo,Italy

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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