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Plan Pégau , Lot#: 2007, Côtes Du Rhône

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“Plan Pégau” heißt der ganz kleine Wein vom überaus bekannten Domaine du Pégau aus dem Châteuneuf-Du-Pape Gebiet. Das heißt, eigentlich wird der Wein von der Besitzerin Laurence Féraud laut Etikett nur „selektioniert“… oder wird er doch selbst angebaut, geerntet und verarbeitet? Irgendwie verwirrend ist das schon. Originell hingegen ist wie bei diesem „Vin de Table“ das französische Weingesetz umgangen wurde: Auf dem Etikett prangt nämlich trotz Verbot der Jahrgang des Weins, und zwar als Chargen-Nummer getarnt (Lot #:2007). Schlau sind sie schon. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Rhône

Random Bottles Wine Tasting

Sometimes you just meet up with friends for a wine tasting without having a particular plan or theme. You just start with one bottle and pick the next one according to the moods, the appetites and desires of everyone. This was such a tasting:

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The 2007 Deidesheimer Grosse Hohl GG by Mosbacher is a powerful Riesling. Vibrant and musculous, yet with enough fruit and a beautiful acidity to balance it. Nice presence and nice length. Able to compete within Germany’s Riesling top league.
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2001 Domaine du Trapadis “Harys”, Rasteau, Côtes Du Rhône Villages

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I like Rhône wines. Drinking them often feels like bumping into an old friend you haven’t seen for a long time. There is that certitude that old friend is gonna tell you some anecdotes from past adventures. The same kind of reliability applies to Rhône wines…when you pop open a bottle; chances are it still has those anecdotes from back in the days inside. It has a tendency to keep this youthful fire for ages, together with Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Rhône

2001 Les Adrès, Domaine Du Trapadis, Rasteau, Côtes Du Rhône

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Der 2001er Les Adrès vom Domaine du Trapadis ist mit seinen 7 Jahren auf dem Papier ein Côtes Du Rhône im absolut trinkreifem Alter. Im Glas hat sich das dann auch sehr schön bestätigt. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Rhône

Happy Birthday to Us !

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My brother Felix and I turned pretty old some days ago, so we thought it would be a nice occasion to check who’s ageing better: us, or the wines? Therefore we gathered some bottles from the golden year of our birth (Yes, in that year the world was finally gifted with us – lucky world ;=)). Read the rest of this entry »

Old Treasuries from Oskars cellar

It is always an occasion for great discoveries when Oskar announces he will come by and bring some wine. This time it was even more the case since he brought 4 bottles of old vintage wine and my knowledge about old wine is very limited, so I had an opportunity to learn a lot.

Domaine les Veilles 1979, Saint Ferdinand, Côtes du Rhône

Once poured in a glass you can see light brown shades on the brim witnessing the age of the wine. Nevertheless this Côtes du Rhône is still young on the palate. You can still taste the fire and wildness of a southern French wine in terms of alcohol. On the other hand 27 years have made this wine a very burgundy stile round wine with little tannins and perfect balance. You can smell and taste red fruits but there is no fruit attribute or flavour which someone could distinct in particular except maybe a little earthy taste. A nice discovery! Read the rest of this entry »

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