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ProWein 2013: Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2010 Jungweinprobe

Die ProWein bietet in ihrem Rahmenprogramm unzählige Events, die einen die verschiedensten Themengebiete näher bringen. Beispielsweise hat man dort auch die Möglichkeit in die dunkelsten Ebenen des Weins abzutauchen. Dort, wo Gestalten mit farbstoffgeschwärzten Lippen und Daumen Ihre Kreise ziehen, wo Flocken violettschwarzer Tannine wie der Ascheregen nach einem Vulkanausbrauch den Gaumen in sekundenschnelle mit einer zentimeterdicken Decke überziehen.

Die Rede ist von der Probe junger Bordeaux-Weine, und so dunkel das jetzt auch klang, so groß war meine Freude die Grand Crus des Jahres 2010 im Rahmen der ProWein zu verkosten. Die UGCB hatte geladen, und alle waren sie da, um die Weine dieses sehr guten Jahrgangs zu probieren! Ein paar knappe Notizen habe ich mitbgebracht: Read the rest of this entry »

Lavinia Winestore, Madrid

After having spent some time in Madrid visiting museums and eating tapas, I was on my own for 2 days and had to find a meaningful occupation for myself. Since I already got my dose of art and architecture, I decided to become hedonistic and locate my favorite wine shop Lavinia which I already thoroughly inspected in Paris (they now have shops in Barcelona and Geneva also). Of course, I expected the Madrid mothership to also have a specimen of my favorite toy and I wasn’t disappointed. In the end I spent nearly 3 hours in the store, sipping what “the machine” had to offer. Here are my notes.

2007 Predicador Blanco, Rioja, Benjamin Romeo. A white cuvée made of Garnacha Blanca, Malvasia and Viura. Weird nose to me: rather floral but reminding cidre and furniture polish at the same time. A bit stinging on the palate, rather high acidity, some wax, slightly alcoholic, a little salty in the finish and a very good length. This is a totally untypical wine to me but I would also agree with you if you think my notes are a bit untypical too. Read the rest of this entry »