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Oct31
Sauvignon Blanc Fumé 2015
88

Oliver Zeter

Sauvignon Blanc Fumé 2015

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of lime zest, mango, apricot, gooseberry and peach with well integrated aromas of vanilla, ceder and firestone. On the palate dry, medium+-bodied with nice freshness and acidity showing stonefruit, apricot and pepper wrapped in a smoky minerality. Nice and long citrus finish. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct29
Alvarinho / Avesso – Vinho Verde DOC 2017
89

Sapateiro

Alvarinho / Avesso – Vinho Verde DOC 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose refreshing aromas of peach, lemon and pineapple with nice minerality. On the palate dry, very concentrated and medium-bodied with very nice freshness and acidity showing flavours of stone fruit and lemony minerality. Nice long and refreshing aftertaste.

Alvarinho;Avesso
Oct27
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2013
87

Cantina Berritta

Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2013

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the nose aromas of ripe red plums, red berries and raspberries with well integrated hints of herbs and sweet spices. On the palate dry and medium-bodied and easy drinking with soft tannins and medium acidity. Well balanced with a nice mineral aftertaste. 

Cannonau
Oct26
Finca Comabarra 2012 Costers del Segre DO
90

Tomas Cusiné

Finca Comabarra 2012 Costers del Segre DO

In the glass a bright and dark ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of ripe prunes, black cherries, figs and hints of vanilla, ceder and chocolate. On the palate dry with a nice velvet mouthfeel, light sweetness but with enough freshness. Showing flavours of blackberries, prunes, ripe dark fruits, tobacco and chocolate. Tannins are well integrated and not disturbing with nice acidity. Nice long aftertaste. 

Grenache;Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct24
Riesling Heiligenstein Kamptal DAC Reserve
89

Weingut Leindl

Riesling Heiligenstein Kamptal DAC Reserve

In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose rich aromas of apricot, pear and dried fruits with nice hints of spices and thyme. On the palate dry, fresh and juicy with peaches, apple and grapefruit hints. Well balanced and concentrated. The finish is long with light lemon and bitterness. Already drinkable but still evolving.

Riesling
Oct23
Selection Madame Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014
88

Château Cantenac

Selection Madame Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014

In the glass this madame wears a dark ruby red color with garnet edges. On the nose delicate aromas of red berries, cherries and blackberries with nice integrated hints of cedar, toasted vanilla, tobacco and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and well balanced  with a recall of the nose. The tannins are well integrated with nice mouthfeel. A moderate length finish. 

Merlot
Oct21
Barolo Ciabot Berton 1961
89

Ciabot Berton

Barolo Ciabot Berton 1961

In the glass a light transparant garnet red color. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, rose petals with hints of tar, spices and balsamico hints. On the palate, dry, medium+ bodied. The tannins are tight but not disturbing. I used the @openyourwine to speed up the Decanter time. It feels pleasant in the mouth with a recall of the nose. It has a long light balsamico finish. 

Nebbiolo
Oct20
Manzoni Bianco Marca Trevigiana 2016
87

Loredan Gasparini

Manzoni Bianco Marca Trevigiana 2016

In the glass a medium + yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe peaches, barrique, yellow apple and light hint of toast, flowers and banana. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice round and soft mouthfeel. In the long pleasant aftertaste, the sweet, sour and almond hints exchange each other. 

Manzoni
Oct18
Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling trocken 2016
88

Dr. Crusius

Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling trocken 2016

In the glass a golden yellow color with light greenish reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of green apple, citrus fruits and yellow plums with elegant hints of minerals, flowers and light kerosene. On the palate dry with light fatness and elegant but a serious sip in vivid and crystalline acids. The finish is long and savory. Nice characterful Riesling.

Riesling
Oct16
Red Medallion 2008
90

Napier Vineyards

Red Medallion 2008

In the glass an intense deep red color. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, plums with hints of ceder, spices and rose petals. On te palate dry, medium+ bodied with still lively dark fruits, soft and round tannins and enough acidity to make it lively. Drink now or within 2 years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Malbec;Petit Verdot
Oct15
Crianza Ribera del Duero 2012
89

Dominio De Cair

Crianza Ribera del Duero 2012

In the glass this red one shows a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of dark berries and brambles with a very elegant hint of roast, earth, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with concentrated aromas of dark fruit, licorice, tobacco, vanilla and spicy hints. The light sweet tannins are fine grained and are lovely in the long spicy finish.

Tempranillo
Oct14
Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
89

Borgo Casa Al Vento

Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2014

In the glass an intense ruby red color with light garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of red berries, dark red cherries and nice integrated hints of cedar, chocolate and cigarbox. On the palate medium+ bodied with red cherries, earthy hints and leather showing a nice acidity and fine integrated tannins. Smooth and round in the mouth with a long finish.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Oct13
Nackenheim Riesling 2017
88

Kuehling-Gillot

Nackenheim Riesling 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose delicate aromas of dried apricot, lemon and peach with hints of herbs, smoke and slate. On the palate dry, medium-bodied and juicy with nice lively acidity and concentrated yellow fruits. Light creamy in the mouth because of the partial expansion in large old barrels.

Riesling
Oct11
Autocarro No 27 2016
86

Herdade do Portocarro

Autocarro No 27 2016

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, plums, red berries with light hints of dried fruit and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium+-bodied with medium intensity and soft tannins. Fresh flavours of red fruits and chocolate hints. The finish is long and velvet.

Aragonez;Touriga Nacional;Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct10
La Garnatxa Fosca del Priorat 2012
87

Proyecto Garnachas de España

La Garnatxa Fosca del Priorat 2012

In the glass a dark cherry red color with purple rim. On the nose intense aromas of dark red cherries, blackberries and vanilla with hints of herbs and spices. On the palate medium-bodied with velvet soft mouthfeel. The tannins are soft with nice acidity. Flavours of red cherries with lively spicyness in the well integrated oak. Nice and well balanced wine with an excellent pqr.

Grenache
Oct8
Cuvée Fantastique 2017
89

Château Sainte Marguerite

Cuvée Fantastique 2017

In the glass a light salmon Provence dress. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, raspberries, with hints of citrus and wild flowers. On the palate, dry with nice balance and acidity. Very fresh with peach and citrus notes. Long and persistence finish.

Grenache;Cinsault
Oct7
Trebbiano 2016
89

Capezzana

Trebbiano 2016

In the glass it shows a golden yellow color. On the nose there are complex aromas of ripe yellow apple, citrus and butter with nice hints of pine and some vanilla. On the palate dry with round mouthfeel. Light waxy, smooth and balanced. Flavours of lemon peel, butter and some grapefruit in the persistence finish.

Trebbiano
Oct6
Isonzo del Friuli Sauvignon
86

Tenuta Angoris

Isonzo del Friuli Sauvignon

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of peach, green apple and paprika with some flowers. On the palate dry, medium+ acidity and a recall of the nose. The finish is medium long. A good refreshing white sipper for hot days 

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct5
Las Martas - Cervera de la Cañada 2014
88

Bodega San Gregorio

Las Martas - Cervera de la Cañada 2014

In the glass a deep purple color with a nice red edge in the glass.  On the nose aromas of black fruit, dark red cherries, plum, coffee and a little hint of graphite On the palate dry, well balanced with nice acidity and tannins. Flavours of dark ripe red fruit, chocolate and spices and vanilla. Nice long finish. Well made and good value.

Garnacha
Oct3
Crognolo 2015
89

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Crognolo 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color with a very dark rim. On the nose intense aromas of dark ripe cherries, blackberries with lovely hints of vanilla, cpices, herbs and coffee. On the palate full-bodied with tasty flavours of chocolate, tobacco and ripe dark fruits. The finish is long and full of fruit. Give this wine some more time and this is a great bargain!! 

Sangiovese;Merlot
Oct1
Lacryma christi Del Vesuvio Bianco 2014
88

Cantine Matrone

Lacryma christi Del Vesuvio Bianco 2014

In the glass a deep straw yellow color. On the nose aromatic aromas of pear, peach, flowers and melon with nice hints of salinity and citrus. On the palate medium/full-bodied with nice acidity and freshness showing flavours of peach, lemon and nice minerality. The finish is long and persistence.

Caprettone;Falanghina;Greco
Sep30
Blanc 2014
87

Domaine des Tourelles

Blanc 2014

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of apricot, pineapple and peach with hints of flowers, herbs and jasmine. On the palate medium-full bodied with medium acidity with a little sweetness. It shows nice freshness with peach, pineapple and nectarines in a little waxxy style.Very nice light almond finish.

Viognier;Chardonnay;Obeidi;Muscat d’Alexandrie
Sep28
Blaufränkisch 2015
87

Triebaumer

Blaufränkisch 2015

In the glass a medium red color. On the nose aromas of dark red cherries, black and blueberries with hints of herbs,  earth  and green pepper. On the palate “easy going” with nice round mouthfeel but with enough power. Flavours of cherries, blackberries and vanilla. Very nice red for these autumn days coming.

Blaufränkisch
Sep26
Viognier da Peceguina 2016
88

Malhadinha Nova

Viognier da Peceguina 2016

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of apple, grapefruit, citrus and flowers with nice hints of honey and spices. On the palate dry, medium-bodied and well balanced. The mouthfeel is round and light waxy with nice soft acidity and mineral notes. Tasting peach, apricot, light cedar and honey and a good persistence. The finish is full of fruit and has a nice length.

Viognier
Sep25
Marjolaine blanc 2013
87

Chateau Puy Servain

Marjolaine blanc 2013

In the glass an intense straw yellow color with amber reflections. The nose  is a bit Bordeaux like (only cheaper) with citrus, honey, butter and hints of herbs, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied with good balance and lively texture. A round concentrated mouthfeel with enough freshness. Flavours of apricot, citrus, cedar and butter with light peppery but smooth finish. 

Sauvignon Blanc;Sémillon
Sep23
Grüner Veltliner Vom Urgestein 2016
88

Weingut Türk

Grüner Veltliner Vom Urgestein 2016

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of lemon, peach and green apple with hints of grapefruit and white pepper. On the palate dry, fresh with medium intensity and juicy acidity. Flavours showing a recall of the nose with a long a crispy aftertaste. Worth every euro.

Grüner Veltliner
Sep21
Bolgheri Rosso 2016
88

Michele Satta

Bolgheri Rosso 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, dark berries with hints of leather, clove and spices. On the palate nice mouthfeel, fresh and nicely balanced with medium tannins (because of the youth) and light waxy mouthfeel with a recall of the nose and light cedar, laurel flavours. Nice long finish.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah;Teroldego
Sep19
Riesling GG Frauenberg 2017
90

Battenfeld-Spanier

Riesling GG Frauenberg 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose intense fresh aromas of citrus, apricot, green apple with hints of crushed stone and flint. nopeOn the palate very dry, well balanced and very concentrated with salty minerality and high acidity. Flavours of orange zest, lemon and apricot with a long and intense finish.

Riesling
Sep18
Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2011
91

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2011

In the glass a ruby, garnet red color. On the nose intense and delicate aromas of black cherries, orange peel and vanilla with lovely hints of tobacco, truffle and rose petals. On the palate medium/full-bodied with medium acidity and fine grained tannins showing flavours of cherries, plums and raspberries with notes of tobacco, balasmico, chocolate and licorice. Great intensity and a long aftertaste.

Nebbiolo
Sep16
The Palm by Whispering Angel
89

Chateau d’Eclans

The Palm by Whispering Angel

In the glass a pale Provence pink color. On the nose aromas of strawberries and red berries with hints of lime and melon. On the palate a little less intense and smooth than the Whispering angel. It shows a balanced acidity and minerality but with enough delicious flavours and a light and long peach, citrus aftertaste.

Grenache;Cynsault;Syrah
Sep14
Pinot Noir Typ 3 Liebe 2011
88

Weingut Danner

Pinot Noir Typ 3 Liebe 2011

In the glass a garnet red color. In the nose complex aromas of cherries and red berries with hints of barrique, tobacco and herbs. On the palate dry, balanced, round with enough freshness. Concentrated flavours of cherries and berries with a long aftertaste.

Pinot Noir
Sep12
Rueda Verdejo 2017
85

Marqués de Riscal

Rueda Verdejo 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections. On the nose clean and medium nose of pineapple, citrus and green apple with hints of grass and almond. On the palate dry and light crispy with fresh acidity and light waxy with a recall of the nose with hints of peach and a mineral touch. The finish shows some almond and flower notes. 

Verdejo
Sep11
Seeberg  Grüner Veltliner 2016
89

Weingut Leindl

Seeberg Grüner Veltliner 2016

In the glass a pale yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of apple, pear with hints of orange zest and lychee fruit. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with great minerality and acidity showing flavours of citrus, green apple, pineapple and hints of honey.  Nice long finsih. Will age good!!

Grüner Veltliner
Sep10
11 minutes Rosato 2017
87

Pasqua

11 minutes Rosato 2017

In the glass the Provence salmon pink color. On the nose aromas of peach, raspberries with grapefruit hints and light strawberries. On the palate nicely balanced with medium+ acidity and tropical fruits and lemon zest flavours , More creamyness and acidity then the French style rose. A little mild tart sweetness at the end.

Corvina;Trebbiano di lugana;Syrah;Carmenere
Sep9
Reserva 2015
87

Adega Mayor

Reserva 2015

In the glass a dark ruby/garnet red color. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, plums with hints of spices and herbs. On the palate dry, nicely balanced, round and easy going with soft tannins showing flavours of blackcurrant, dark cherries, vanilla and chocolate. Nice medium finish. 

Aragonez;Touriga Nacional;Alicante Bouschet
Sep8
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014
89

Il Feuduccio

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014

In the glass an intense dark ruby red color. Clear nose with intense notes of black cherries, plums and cedar with hints of spices, earth and leather. On the palate medium+ bodied, dry, with medium acidity and medium tannins showing lovely flavours of licorice, dark cherries, plums and coffee. The balance is well done and the finish is long and persistence.

Montepulciano
Sep6
Bianco 2013

Venissa

Bianco 2013

The wine shows a beautiful golden color with amber reflections. On the nose orange peel, peach, honey and sherry hints with, flowers and sweet licorice. On the palate well balanced and good interaction between the acidity and velvet taste. Flavours of honey, nuts, peach and saltiness. a unique wine and I have never tasted something similar.

Dorona
Sep5
Pinot Grigio 2017
88

Borgo Stajnbech

Pinot Grigio 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of pear, apple, apricot and some melon. On the palate medium-bodied, medium acidity, nicely balanced with rich flavours of apricot, green apple and lychee. Very nice and fresh Pinot Grigio with nice length and sublte spices. 

Pinot Grigio
Sep4
Whispering Angel rosé 2017
89

Chateau d'Esclans

Whispering Angel rosé 2017

Bright salmon pink color in the glass. On the nose aromas of apricot, peach, strawberries and blossom. Very soft Provence rose with an impressive taste. A nice glass of wine, elegant, wide and rich with a nice freshness and light spiciness. Itense taste of white peach, apricots, red currants and strawberries.

Grenache;Rolle;Vermentino
Sep3
Sicilia Maldafrica 2010
89

COS

Sicilia Maldafrica 2010

In the glass a dark Burgundy color.  Very expressive bouquet with cuban cigars, herbs, leather, dark berries, sweetness and an almost salty mineral.  Very clear structure, full ripe sweet tannins which incidentally has a lot of freshness, complex flavor with many layers and a great light spicy length.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Sep3
Caliterra Tributo Malbec 'Pétreo' 2015
86

Viña Caliterra

Caliterra Tributo Malbec 'Pétreo' 2015

A Malbec from Chile! In the glass a ruby red color with garnet rim. On the palate aromas of pomegranate, spices and flowers. On the palate easy going with dark red fruits, soft tannins and medium aftertaste.

Malbec
Sep2
Branco Reserva 2017
89

Herdade dos Grous

Branco Reserva 2017

In the glass an bright lemon yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of white flowers, citrus and honeyed melon with hints of vanilla and brioche. On the palate medium+ bodied, rich mouthfeel (light waxy) but with a nice spicy acidity. Flavours of pineapple, passionfruit, ripe pear and buttercandy, The medium finish shows a nice freshness.

Antão Vaz;Verdejo;Viognier;Alvarinho
Sep1
Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015
88

Raeburn

Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015

In the glass a beautiful golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of pineapple, ripe apple and banana with well integrated hints of vanilla and light wood. On the palate nicely balanced, medium+-bodied, light creamy and round in the mouth with apple, pear, banana and toast. The wine has a light sweet twinkle with medium acidity and finish. 

Chardonnay
Aug30
Sylvaner 'Erster und Gleichen' 2016
89

Michael Teschke

Sylvaner 'Erster und Gleichen' 2016

In the glass a bright citrus color. On the nose delicate aromas of stonefruit, pear, yellow apples with hints of stony-minerals, smoke and some light herbs. On the palate a nice interplay between the creaminess and the fresh acidity. The wines shows balanced and round with a nice long spicy finish. 

Sylvaner
Aug29
Sauvignon Blanc – Saxum 2016
88

Pfitscher

Sauvignon Blanc – Saxum 2016

In the glass bright yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of passion fruit, citrus and gooseberries with hints of fresh cut grass, lilac and other flowers. On the palate dry, clean and well balanced with high acidity, nice minerality and a little fatness. Flavours of passionfruit, and gooseberries with nice long light spicy finish. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Aug28
Mas de la Rouviere – Bandol Rose 2016
88

Domaines Bunan

Mas de la Rouviere – Bandol Rose 2016

In the glass  a light pink color with a salmon-pink tone. On the nose delicate aromas of exotic fruit, ripe forest berries with hints of herbs and citrus peel. On the palate medium/full-bodied with nice round mouthfeel, pleasant freshness and acidity showing flavours of elderberry, raspberries and strawberries with a light spicy blanket.  Nice long finish with light mint hints.

Mourvèdre;Cinsault;Grenach
Aug27
Soave Classico 2017
89

Pieropan

Soave Classico 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color. A fresh and expressive Soave, with white flower, almond and a touch of citrus.  Rounded, ripe fruit is perfectly balanced by a fresh, clean acidity. Long and fragrant, it has a note of fine, almond on the finish. Great Soave

Soave
Aug26
Botrosecco 2015
89

Le Mortelle - Antinori

Botrosecco 2015

In the glass a ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of prunes, sour cherries, blackberries and cinnamon with hints of fresh herbs, vanilla and light leather tones.  On the palate dry, soft and round in the mouth with nice freshness and acidity showing flavours of black currants, strawberries and coffee with a long and soft finish. 

Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon
Aug25
'Kittmansberg' Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC Reserve 2015
89

Hiedler

'Kittmansberg' Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC Reserve 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose ripe pear and apples, grassy, nectarines with hints of citrus, white pepper and light petrol. On the palate well balanced with nice light round waxy mouthfeel and vibrant acidity and light residual sweetness. The palate shows a recall of the palate with al long fresh and concentrated finish.

Grüner Veltliner
Aug23
Schouwen-D®uiveland Auxerrois+ 2017
87

De Kleine Schorre

Schouwen-D®uiveland Auxerrois+ 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose delicate aromas of green apple, citrus fruit and pear with hints of blossom and salinity. On the palate fresh and lively with medium+ acidity and little sweet hint, nice freshness (light waxy) showing flavours of citrus, mandarin and white peach with a little twinkle on the tongue.

Auxerrois
Aug22
Tinto 2015
90

Malhadinha Nova

Tinto 2015

In the glass an intense almost opaque purple color. On the nose delicate aromas of overripe black prunes, plums, violets, coffee and oriental spices. On the palate dry and full-bodied, round and velvet in the mouth, soft tannins with dark fruit  and some mint. The finish is very tasty and long. I will keep the other bottle for some more years in the cellar. 

Alicante Bouschet;Aragonês;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Aug21
Puro Chardonnay 2015
88

Roberto Sarotto

Puro Chardonnay 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of peach, pear and apricot with hints of vanilla, butter and honey. On the palate medium/full-bodied with light creamy mouthfeel and nice freshness showing flavours of citrus fruit, caramel and vanilla. The finish is long with fruit and light pepper.

Chardonnay
Aug20
Merlot Perilla 2013
90

Venica & Venica

Merlot Perilla 2013

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense and concentrated aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and ripe plums with hints of herbs, spices and cinnamon. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied, well balanced with a recall of the nose on the palate with still nice fine grained tannins. Nice long aftertaste.

Merlot
Aug18
Alejairen 2015
88

El Vinculo – Pesquera group

Alejairen 2015

In the glass an intense golden yellow color with orange rim. On the nose intense aromas of vanilla, apricot, tropical fruit with hints of oak, yeast and lemon zest. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice waxy round mouthfeel but also a nice acidity and freshness. Flavours of pear, apple, toast, apricot and hazelnuts. The finish is long and soft in the mouth with almond hints.

Airén
Aug17
Classico 2015 - Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore
89

Bucci

Classico 2015 - Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore

In the glass this Verdicchio shows a bright yellow color with green reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of yellow apple, citrus fruit and light peach with well integrated hints of flowers, herbs and almond. On the palate dry with soft mouthfeel, well balanced with nice acidity showing flavours of citrus and green apple with nice mineral touch. Long finish showing show light almond notes.

Verdicchio
Aug16
 Regional Alentejano Tinto 2014
85

Divai

Regional Alentejano Tinto 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of strawberries, cherries and blackberries with hints of forrest floor and vanilla. On the palate dry, easy going and medium bodied with soft tannins and acidity. This is a good value wine and a crowthpleaser.

Aragonez;Castelao;Trincadeira
Aug14
La Rose de Manincor 2016 Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
89

Manincor

La Rose de Manincor 2016 Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

?The Manincor La Rose presents itself in a brilliant pink color. On the nose delicate aromas of raspberries and cherries accompanied by summer flowers, white chocolate, herbs and rose petal. On the palate dry, good acidity and body but also very elegant, refreshing and balanced. An unique character wine with flavours of strawberries, cherries and citrus fruits. The finish is long with nice minerality and freshness. 

Lagrein;Merlot;Cabernet;Pinot Noir;Petit Verdot;Tempranillo;Syrah
Aug13
Fonte Venna Pecorino
88

Il Feuduccio

Fonte Venna Pecorino

In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of acacia, pineapple, papaya and nice minerality.  On the palate dry with nice round mouthfeel and acidity showing flavours of tropical fruit and light smoky honey, spicyness and licorice. Nice long aftertaste.

Pecorino
Aug12
Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige
89

Ca' del Bosco

Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. Small perlage.  On the nose delicate aromas of light tropical fruits, citrus and apricot with well integrated hints of toast and nice minerality.  On the palate dry, easy going in the mouth with nice freshness and acidity showing flavours of yellow apple and pear. Long and persistence finish. 

Chardonnay;Pinot Blanc;Pinot Noir
Aug11
Branco 2015
90

Malhadinha Nova

Branco 2015

In the glass an intense sherry golden color. On the nose intense aromas of citrus, white flowers, apricot pulp and hints of vanilla and barrique. On the palate light savoury, quite balanced with good volume but also with great freshness and elegant. Very persistent and with good complexity showing tropical fruits, citrus and wood notes. Great and long finish. 

Arinto;Viognier;Chardonnay
Aug9
Spumante rosé Brut Floral Edition NV.
80

Valdo

Spumante rosé Brut Floral Edition NV.

In the glass a bright rose color. Showing a soft mousse. On the nose aromas of ripe strawberries and apple, raspberries and hints of blossom. On the palate easy going with lots of summer fruits and some light sweetness. 

Nerello Mascalese
Aug8
Il Bianco 2017
89

Gagliole

Il Bianco 2017

In the glass a pale yellow color with light golden reflections. On the nose aromas of melon, pineapple and apricot with nice balanced hints of barrique. On the palate solid and light creamy. It is full-bodied, mouth-filling and round. Perfect balanced with a quite impressive aftertaste. Flavours of stone fruit, vanilla, herbs and light pepper. 

Procanico;Chardonnay;Malvasia
Aug7
Brut rosé
89

Champagne Deutz

Brut rosé

In the glass an intense pink, orange color with elegant perlage. On the nose very fresh with strong and intense aromas reminiscent of cherries, raspberries pomegranate and blueberries with hints of brioche. On the palate a harmonious and intense structure with light creamy taste and lovely freshness showing flavours of cherries, strawberries, red currants and raspberries with hints of citrus. Nice long and refreshing aftertaste. 

Pinot Noir
Aug6
Le Petit 2012
89

Château Smith Haut-lafitte

Le Petit 2012

In the glass a deep purple Burgundy color. On the nose aromas of cherries, currants and strawberries with hints of pencil, spices and earth. On the palate medium/full-bodied with great balance and nice tannins and a great long finish. Well integrated hints of barrique and tobacco with cherries and blueberries and smoky oak. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Aug5
Merlot IGT 2016
88

Merlot IGT 2016

Merlot IGT 2016

In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the nose a generous aromas of cherries and wild berries with hints of flowers.  This red wine has a large, powerful structure and shows a velvety tannin veil on the palate. The finish is very long and pleasant. 

Merlot
Aug4
Rosé 2017
88

Mirabeau en Provence

Rosé 2017

In the glass a salmon Provence color. On the nose delicate aromas of red berries, strawberries and raspberries with hints of citrus and fennel. On the palate medium bodied with nice acidity and freshness showing flavours of strawberries and peach with light grapefruit, mineral and pepper hints. Nice long aftertaste. 

Syrah;Grenache
Aug3
Verdejo 2017
89

Javier Sanz

Verdejo 2017

In the glass a bright citrus color with light green reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, pineapple, pear and hints like anise and fresh grass. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with flavours of peach and apricot with hints of white pepper and refreshing acidity. Long refreshing finish. Perfect for drinking at any time.

Verdejo
Aug2
Branco 2017
88

Herdade dos Grous

Branco 2017

Blend of Arinto, Roupeiro and Antão Vaz. In the glass a greenish yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of peach, tropical friut and some salty citrus. On the palate dry, well balanced with nice round mouthfeel showing flavours of tropical fruits, lime and yellow apples. The finish is refreshing with light almond hint.

Arinto;Roupeiro;Antão Vaz
Aug1
Il IGT Toro Toscana 2015
89

Castello Romitorio

Il IGT Toro Toscana 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose blackberries and dark cherries with well integrated hints of dried herbs, chocolate and spices. On the palate medium/full-bodied with enough acidity and freshness showing flavours of red berries, cinamon and spices. The tannins are still grippy but not disturbing. The finish is long, warm and with some nice spicyness. This will even get better within some years.

Syrah;Petite Verdot
Jul31
Langhe Nascetta Borea 2015
89

Rivetto

Langhe Nascetta Borea 2015

This lovely wine from the Langhe region is made from 100% Nascetta. In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of pineapple, peach, with hints of flowers, grain and honey. On the palate rounded and well balanced. It has a nice acidity with light creamy citrus notes and flavours of stonefruit and nice minerality. The finish is long with light almond bitterness.

Nascetta
Jul30
Sauvignon Kofl 2016
87

Kurtatsch

Sauvignon Kofl 2016

In the glasss a bright yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose intense aromas of gooseberry, tropical fruits with nice integration of fine herbs, pear and vegetable hints. On the palate medium+ bodied with nice full round mouthfeel showing nice freshness and acidity. flavours of grapefruit and light bitterness and spicyness in the medium long aftertaste.

Jul28
Grüner Veltliner Kremstal ida 2017
86

Aigner

Grüner Veltliner Kremstal ida 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color with greenisch reflections. On the nose citrus, stonefruit and green apple with hints of spices and white flowers. On the palate juicy, fresh with nice acidity. A really nice summer sipper with flavours of citrus, yellow fruit and nice minderality. The medium aftertaste is tasty and fresh.

Grüner Veltliner
Jul27
Pinot Bianco Langefeld
87

Pfitscher

Pinot Bianco Langefeld

In the glass a bright yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of goosberries, peach and citrus with hints of yellow apple,  pear and flowers. On the palate well structured an good balance with nice freshness and acidity. Medium bodied with a recall of the nose and nice minerality. The finish is clean and persistent.

Pinot Bianco
Jul26
Funkelwien Sec 2013
87

St. Martinus

Funkelwien Sec 2013

In the glass a bright yellow color. The mousse is fine and persistent. On the nose delicate aromas of melon, apple, light grassy with hints of flowers and brioche. On the palate nice acidity and freshness with flavours of apple, grapefruit and citrus. Great long aftertaste.

Johanniter
Jul24
Autocarro No. 13 Rosé 2017
88

Herdade do Portocarro

Autocarro No. 13 Rosé 2017

In the glass a bright salmon color. On the nose summerfruits like strawberries and raspberries with light hints of herbs. On the palate well balanced with nice acidity and soft and refreshing mouthfeel. Very nice easy drinking and refined rosé wine.

Jul23
Spumante DOC Maximum Rose N.V.
89

Ferrari

Spumante DOC Maximum Rose N.V.

In the glass this lovely sparkling shows a bright salon color. The bubble is small / medium and persistent. By fermenting the peel of the pinot noir grape very briefly, this Ferrari Maximum Rose gets a beautiful color. On the nose delicate aromas of red berries, strawberries with hints of rose petals and light yeasty notes. On the palate it has a nice soft and light creamy mousse with flavours of cherries, small red berries, bread toast, strawberries and citrus notes. Very nice acidity and freshness with a splendid structure.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jul21
Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses Rouge 2016
87

Chateau Pesquie

Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses Rouge 2016

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, raspberries and cassis with spicy hints and herbs. On the palate elegant and well balanced with nice round mouthfeel and fresh fruitness. The palate shows flavours of cherries, blackberries with some cacao and pepper and saltiness. The finish is nice with some earthy hints.

Grenache;Syrah
Jul20
Monte da Peceguina rosé 2017
87

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

Monte da Peceguina rosé 2017

In the glass a bright pink, salmon color. On the nose intense aromas of strawberries, peach and orange flint with hints of violets and herbs. On the palate well balanced with nice acidity and freshness. Not too light but with a certain fatness in it. It has a medium light spicy finish.

Touriga Nacional;Aragonez
Jul19
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
90

Banfi

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a dark ruby red color with nice brownish rim.  On the nose delicate aromas of prunes, cherries,  blackberries and licorice with earthy and vanilla notes. On the palate dry, well balanced with fine grained tannins. Flavours of prunes, vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. Fine long aftertaste with hints of herbs.

Sangiovese
Jul17
Tramari Rosé di Primitivo 2017
86

Cantine San Marzano

Tramari Rosé di Primitivo 2017

In the glass a light pink-salmon color. On the nose aromas of cherries, strawberries, lemon, melon and raspberries.  In the mouth it treats its freshness and its extreme elegance with strawberries, cherries and citrus notes. Very nice summer wine.

Primitivo
Jul16
Franciacorta Saten
87

Ca' d’Or

Franciacorta Saten

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. The bubbles are very fine and elegant. On the nose aromas of apple, yeast and crusted bread with hints of hazelnuts and dried fruits.  On the palate nice acidity and freshness, well balanced and persistent with nice long aftertaste.

Chardonnay
Jul15
Riesling Signature 2017
88

Kesselring

Riesling Signature 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color with sparkling reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of apricot, peach and citrus with hints of flowers, herbs and mineral spices. On the palate dry, great refreshing acidity with nice fat style showing flavours of stonefruit, citrus, pineapple. The ideal company fort he hot summer days in Holland.

Riesling
Jul14
Erbacher Steinmorgen Riesling Erste Lage 2012
88

Baron Knyphausen

Erbacher Steinmorgen Riesling Erste Lage 2012

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose delicate notes of ripe apricot, wet stone, peach and hints of flowers and lemon. On the palate off-dry, with nice acidity and freshness and good interplay between the residual sugar and acidity. Long aftertaste with light bitterness. I guess this white wine will still be nice after 10 more years.

Riesling
Jul13
Bourgogne Maison Dieu Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2015
87

Domaine de Bellene

Bourgogne Maison Dieu Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2015

In the glass a deep red color. On the nose strawberries and ripe cherries with subttle spices coffee and floral hints. On the palate well balanced, soft and easy going. Perfect with the food with hints of red berries, cherries and light menthol. Nice freshness. Medium aftertaste.

Pinot Noir
Jul11
Casal di Serra Vecchie Vigne Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2015
85

Umani Ronchi

Casal di Serra Vecchie Vigne Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2015

In the glass a bright golden dress. On the nose intense aromas of peach, apricot and pear with hints of hazelnuts and hay. On the palate medium/full-bodied with nice freshness and good mouthfeel showing flavours of candied fruit, citrus and anise. Medium aftertaste with light bitterness. A very nice wine with an excellent PQR.

Verdicchio
Jul10
Fleur De Prestige 2006
88

Fleur De Prestige 2006

In the glass a bright golden color. The mousse is fine with consitent small bubbles. On the nose intense aromas of peaches, pears, hazelnuts with hints of brioche and a little menthol and flowers. On the palate dry and balanced with nice freshness and acidity with notes of apples, apricot, lemon and brioche. The finish is long with citrus hints.

Chardonnay;Pinot noir;Pinot Meunier
Jul9
Praepositus Sauvignon 2015
88

Abbazia di Novacella

Praepositus Sauvignon 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with silver reflections. On the nose intense aromas of smoky stone fruits, grapefruit with hints of herbs, pepper and light bitter citrus. On the palate medium-bodied and fresh with a bit low acidity (for me) showing green apple, peach, herbs and a long mineral finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul8
Ludwig Pinot Nero Alto Adige 2014
88

Elena Walch

Ludwig Pinot Nero Alto Adige 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose cherries, raspberries and some blackberries with hints of spicyness, wet earth and well integrated roasted wood. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with full mouthfeel and fine grained tannins. The wine is well balanced showing flavours of cherries, herbs and black pepper. Nice long light earthy aftertaste. Very well made wine with good aging potential.

Pinot Nero
Jul6
Sauvignon Blanc 2017
86

Weingut Klein

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

In the glass a bright yellow citrus color. On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, green apple and pineapple with hints of fresh cut grass and nice minerals. On the palate dry and well balanced. The white wine shows a fresh wine-acidity and a beguiling concentration. Herbs are finally expressed in an exciting reverberation!. Nice long aftertaste. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul5
Sachia Perricone 2015
87

Caruso & Minini

Sachia Perricone 2015

In the glass a strong ruby red color with dark violet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries,  earth, licorice, tabacco and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied with blackberries, flowers, dark chocolate and earthy with hints of leather. Lovely finish.

Perricone
Jul3
Chianti 2015
84

Piccini

Chianti 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose ripe dark fruit and herbs. On the palate medium bodied, supple on the palate with nice tannic bite, showing dark tart cherries, red berries with medium acidity and gentle finish. 

Sangiovese
Jul1
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
89

Gattavecchi

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015

In the glass dark garnet red color showing long tears. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, plums and blueberries with well integrated hints of leather, hay and spices. On the palate full-bodied, dry with nice freshness and acidity. Well balanced red with still tight tannins and flavours of black cherries, earth, leather and spices. The aftertaste is long with light smokyness

Prugnolo Gentile
Jun29
Paradiesgarten Riesling 2016
89

Weingut Von Winning

Paradiesgarten Riesling 2016

In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, peach, apricot and goosberries and hints of ripe apples, banana and a mineralic touch. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with lovely flavours of melon, peach, white blossom and lychees. Very nice and crisp Riesling with a great minerality with medium finish.

Riesling
Jun28
Sanct Valantin Chardonnay 2013
89

St. Michael-Eppan

Sanct Valantin Chardonnay 2013

In the glass a deep yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of yellow apple, citrus, pineapple and hints of anise, vanilla, butter and oak. On the palate full-bodied with round mouthfeel showing butter, peach, citrus and roasted notes but also with nice acidity and freshness. The finish is light buttery and with some bitterness. 

Chardonnay
Jun26
Dona Bernarda 2012
89

Luis Felipe Edwards

Dona Bernarda 2012

In the glass a dark ruby red color with crimson reflections. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, black currants and ripe cherries with well integrated notes of herbs, licorice and toasted oak. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied and well balanced. You taste flavours of black currants, cherries, laurel and notes of cacao and chocolate. The tannins are still awake with nice long aftertaste showing vanilla and dark fruits.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah;Carmenere;Petit Verdot
Jun25
Albariño 2017
86

Santiago Ruiz

Albariño 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of citrus fruit, pear and plums with hints of anise and mineral notes. On the palate medium/full-bodied with nice balanced acidity and light velvety showing flavours of stonefruit and tropical fruits with nice freshness. The medium finish shows a light bitterness and spicyness.

Albariño;Caíño;Godello;Loureiro;Treixadura
Jun23
Mas Sinén Coster 2010
90

Burgos Porta

Mas Sinén Coster 2010

In the glass dark purple color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, raspberries with hints of espresso, licorice and slate. On the palate dry, full-bodied with good concentration and mouthfeel. Very powerfull but with enough freshness. The finish is very long showing nice minerality.

Grenache;Carinena;Cabernet
Jun22
Pinot Noir 2015
87

Höpler

Pinot Noir 2015

In the glass a ruby red color with light copper rim. On the nose ripe cherries and strawberries with hints of forest floor, oak and thym. On the palate dry, well balanced with nice softness in the round mouthfeel tasting flavours of cherries, blackberries and well integrated pepper, chocolate and earthy tones. Medium acidity with nice freshness and soft tannins. Nice long aftertaste with herbs and dark red fruit.

Pinot Noir
Jun20
Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia 2012
89

Poggio Al Tesoro (Allegrini)

Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia 2012

This Bolgheri has a dark and intense ruby red color. On the nose it shows delicated aromas of forest fruit, ripe plums and cherries with well integrated hints of pepper, leather and earth. On the palate full-bodied, dry with round mouthfeel and perfect balance. The wine is concentrated but with enough freshness. Tannins are still powerful but well integrated. You taste black currants, cherries, barrique and green pepper. Long and persistence aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Jun19
Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG Dry
88

Bisol

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG Dry

In the glass a straw yellow color with golden reflections. The perlage is subtle and persistent. On the nose elegant notes of sweet peaches, citrus and pear with light hints of summer flowers. On the palate fresh and fruity, easy going in the mouth and well balanced  with flavours of apple, citrus and ripe pear. Perfect for summer weather and sipping on the terrace.

Glera
Jun17
Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain 2011
89

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Rangen de Thann Clos Saint Urbain 2011

In the glass this hite one shows a deep golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, nectarine, honey and light smokiyness. On  the palate a big mouthfeel, well balanced and concentrated with flavours of apricot, mandarin and ripe apple. Light oily with an excellent long finish.

Riesling
Jun16
Château de Selle Rosé Cru Classé 2017
88

Domaines Ott

Château de Selle Rosé Cru Classé 2017

In the glass the typical Provence rosé color. Light salmon with a golden rim. On the nose subtle aromas of peach, lime and apricot with hints of herbs and white flowers. The palate is dry, medium-bodied and soft. It shows aromas of raspberries, strawberries and grapefruit with light vanilla and pepper. It has a medium acidity and a long finish with beautiful minerality and light bitterness.

Grenache;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah;Cinsault
Jun14
Reserva Seleccion de la Familia 2011
89

Luis Canas

Reserva Seleccion de la Familia 2011

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose this Rioja shows delicate aromas of dark red fruits like blackberries and dark cherries with well integrated barrique and hints of vanilla, chocolate and laurel. On the palate dry, full-bodied and well balanced. Great stewy red fruits like cherries and raspberries with toasted wood and liquorice and velvet tannins. Greath length with coffee and choclate spiciness.

Tempranillo;Other Spanish grapes
Jun12
Exot Typ 2 Leidenschaft 2015
88

Weingut Danner

Exot Typ 2 Leidenschaft 2015

In the glass dark salmon color. On the nose delicate aromas of fresh summer fruits like strawberries and raspberries with light hints of barrique and nuts. On the palate, dry, balanced and medium-bodied. Great freshness and medium acidity with light smokey flavours of summer fruit and white pepper. With enough freshness despite the 2015 vintage.

Pinot Noir
Jun10
Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2015
85

Domaine Calmel & Joseph

Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2015

In the glass a bright yellow color with green reflections. On the nose aromas of peach, fennel, flowers on a mineral and light buttery background. On the palate dry, medium-bodied  with medium acidity. A smooth crowd pleaser with flavours of peach, citrus, butter and some bitterness. The finish is a bit short with white pepper. 

Chardonnay
Jun8
Seleccion Especial 2004
89

Rotllan Torra

Seleccion Especial 2004

In the glass a very intense dark cherry red color with violet reflections. On the nose dark berries, chocolate, coffee with hints of herbs, barrique, licorice, spices and minerality. On the palate, dry, full-bodied with multiple layers and nice complexity with a recall of flavours. It has al long lingering aftertaste. Drank during vacation Catalunya.

Garnacha;Cariñena,
Jun6
Logaiolo IGT 2015
85

Fattoria della Aiola

Logaiolo IGT 2015

In the glass a deep violet red color. On the nose intense aromas of black cherries and plums with hints of spices, barrique and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied with a rich mouthfeel showing persistent fruit and red berries flavours and well integrated tannins. The finish is long and fruity. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese
Jun5
Vivia 2016
88

Fattoria le Mortelle

Vivia 2016

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the beginning slightly tickling. On the nose delicate and soft aromas of peach, dried flowers, lemon with hints of hay, yogurt and almond. On the palate soft in the mouth, medium-bodied with medium acidty. Nice freshness and complexity with flowers, lyche, honey and pear ending with a light almond and citrus finish.

Vermentino;Viognier;Ansonica
Jun3
3 Utin Langhe Nebbiolo 2015
89

Ciabot Berton

3 Utin Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

This Nebbiolo shows a transparent ruby  red color with a brick color rim. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, berries, plums and strawberries with hints of flowers, balsamico and dark chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied and well balanced  with fine graining tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of berries, flowers and figs. Warm in the mouth and ending with a long light spicy finish.

Nebbiolo
Jun1
Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel 2014
88

Kendall Jackson

Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel 2014

In the glass a dark purple color. On the nose delicate aromas of plums, blackberries with hints of cedar, coconut and vanilla. On the palate full bodied, dry and juicy with flavours of cherries, cassis, plums and sweet spices. The wine has been aged for eight months in oak barrels which created soft vanilla tones. The tannins are fine grained and it has a long pleasant finish.

Zinfandel
May30
Langhe Basarico Sauvignon 2016
86

Adriano

Langhe Basarico Sauvignon 2016

In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose aromas of green apple, lime and pear with light hints of grass and balsamico. On the palate easy going, medium bodied with nice acidity and freshness showing flavours of apple, lyche and peach with a nice lemon finish. Perfect as aperetif. 

Sauvignon Blanc
May28
Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017
88

Miraval

Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017

In the glass a pink salmon color. On the nose summer aromas of strawberries, raspberries and red berries with hints of herbs and flowers. On the palate soft with a full mouthfeel, nicely balanced with lots of strawberries, apricot and raspberries. Good reshness and acidity with medium aftertaste.

Cinsault;Grenache;Syrah;Rolle
May27
Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata 2009
91

Aurelio Settimo

Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata 2009

In the glass a dark red color with a dark core. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, cranberries, rose petal with hints of soil and leather. Overall impression of a classic Barolo. The vibrant palate displays classic Nebbiolo flavors of dark cherry, plums, cinnamon, truffle, tobacco, and licorice. Full-bodied red with strong intensity. The wine is balanced elegantly and has a nice and long finish. Top!

Nebbiolo
May25
Ostras Pedrin - Verdosilla
83

Vicente Gandia

Ostras Pedrin - Verdosilla

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the nose aromas of lime, flowers, yeast with hints of pear and hazelnut. On the palate dry, nice balance and light waxy with flavours of apple, honey and dried apricots. The acidity is for me a bit the problem. This is too low to give it more exitement in the mouth. Spicy medium aftertaste. 

Verdosilla
May23
Grüner Veltliner Dürnsteiner Smaragd 2016
90

FX Pichler

Grüner Veltliner Dürnsteiner Smaragd 2016

In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose delicate and light smoky aromas of mango, orange zest with light hints of herbs and spicyness. On the palate dry, medium/ full-bodied, juicy with excellent acidity showing flavours of peach, apricot and white pepper with a spicy minerality. An extremely appealing and quite complex grüner veltliner. Give it some time, then the GV will show even more!

Grüner Veltliner
May20
Indigena Rosé R-Evolution 2016
86

Parés Baltà

Indigena Rosé R-Evolution 2016

Pares Balta – Indigena Rosé R-Evolution 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright rosé color with copper reflections. On the nose intense aromas of raspberries and cherries and bloom. On the palate dry, nicely balanced  and fruity with flavours of peach, raspberries with hints of herbs and hay. In the mouth not too much acidity, very juicy and soft with long reverberation in the finish.  

Grenache
May18
Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014
88

Santa Sofia

Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014

Santa Sofia - Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014 (88 tsomw points) My tasting notes: In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of prunes, cherries and smoke with hints of earth, violets, leather, vanilla and balsamico notes. On the palate dry, well balanced and full-bodied with soft tannins showing flavours of cherries, blueberries and barrique notes mixed with spices and cinnamon. Nice long and persistence aftertaste. A great pairing for braised or stewed dishes, cheese lasagna and creamy pasta. Also an excellent accompaniment to mature cheeses.

Corniva and Corvinone;Rondinella
May17
Riesling Schwarzer Herrgott Grosse lage 2016
89

Weingut Schwedhelm

Riesling Schwarzer Herrgott Grosse lage 2016

Weingut Schwedhelm - Riesling Schwarzer Herrgott Grosse lage 2016 (89 tsomw points) Weingut Schwedhelm is located in Zellertal in the north Pfalz just south-west of Worms close to Rheinhessen. Here the bottom consists of limestone which gives refreshment to wines and a slightly salty undertone. The Schwarzer Herrgott is the top vineyard of Schwedhelm, the flagship! High level and suitable for years away. Tasting notes: Still too young but I was very curious about this wine. Some time in the Decanter will do good. In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, mango and apricot with hints of herbs and spices. On the palate dry, good structure and light oily with round mouthfeel and nice acidity showing flavours of apricot, peach and exotic fruits with nice minerality and a long persistence finish. Already a very interesting wine! 

Riesling
May15
Cabernet Franc 2014
88

Le Nez

Cabernet Franc 2014

Le Nez – Cabernet Franc 2014 (88 tsomw points) 20% of this wine is aged in new French oak barrels, 20% in vat and 60% in 1 and 2 year old barrels. The wines are racked and bottled according to the biodynamic calendar. Tasting notes: In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet rim. On the nose delicate aromas of blackberries and other ripe red fruit with hints of herbs, black olives and something vegetal. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied and well balanced with flavours of ripe cherries, cranberries and well integrated oak. The acidity is refreshing with a nice finish. Beautiful when combined with grilled meats, venison, wild boar and cheese.  

Cabernet Franc
May14
Rioja Reserva 2014
87

Coto de Imaz

Rioja Reserva 2014

Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva 2014 (87 tsomw points) 100% Tempranillo - 18 months in American oak barrels and maturing in the bottle for at least 18 months. In the glass a ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of dark red fruit, spices and chocolate. On the palate dry, mouth-filling with lots of dark cherries and blackberries with well integrated wood and vanilla. The wine has a nice tannic structure and a long pleasant aftertaste. Good choice to be served with game, red meat and beef

Tempranillo
May13
Vigna di Pallino 2014  Chianti Riserva
88

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Vigna di Pallino 2014 Chianti Riserva

Tenuta Sette Ponti - Vigna di Pallino 2014  Chianti Riserva. (88 tsomw points) The name Sette Ponti comes from the seven bridges over the river Arno along the road from Arezzo to Florence. On the nose fruiy aromas of cherries and dark berries with hints of spices and balsamico. On the palate dry, medium-bodied and well balanced with soft and round mouthfeel showing flavours of ripe red fruits with a nice freshness and a long and persistence aftertaste. 

Sangiovese
May12
Lampe de Méduse Cru Classe Rosé 2016
87

Château Sainte Roseline

Lampe de Méduse Cru Classe Rosé 2016

Today a lovely rosé wine from Côtes De Provence region. Château Sainte Roseline - Lampe de Méduse Cru Classe Rosé 2016 (87 tsomw points) Blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren. This rosé has a bright dress and slightly salmon. On the nose intense aromas of citrus, grapefruit and strawberries with hints of herbs, white flowers and little spicyness. On the palate dry, well balanced, medium-bodied with round mouthfeel showing red berries and refreshing citrus notes. Pleasant aftertaste.

Grenache;Mourvedre;Cinsault;Syrah;Tibouren
May10
Ribera del Duero 2015
92

Aalto

Ribera del Duero 2015

Aalto - Ribera del Duero 2015 (92 tsomw points) 100 % Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) The average fermentation time is 16 months in 50% new barrels of French and American oak. In the glass a dark purple red color. The wine needs to open up for about 2 hours because of his youth. On the nose delicate aromas of blackberries, cassis and cherries with hints of barrique, spices and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied showing strong tannins and complex aromas of dark red fruit, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and tobacco. The finish is never ending with great power. It has all ingredients to age for lots of years and to get even better 

Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
May8
Français Classique Blanc 2015
89

Le Nez

Français Classique Blanc 2015

Le Nez Français Classique Blanc (89 tsomw points) In the glass the blend shows a beautiful bright golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of apricot, tropical fruits with well integrated wood, spices, honey and vanilla. On the palate dry, rich and full-bodied showing different layers and nice complexity. The wine has a light creamy acidity but with enough freshness showing tropical fruits, honey and vanilla. The finish is long and elegant. A wine with a top price, quality, rate.

Grenache Blanc/Gris;Maccabeu;Marsanne;Roussanne;Chenin Blanc
May6
Luca Barbaresco Riserva 2011
90

Carlo Giacosa

Luca Barbaresco Riserva 2011

Carlo Giacosa – Luca Barbaresco Riserva 2011 (90 tsomw points) This red gem has  been aged 30 months in small French oak barrels. Afterwards 12 months on bottle. In the glass a deep dark and garnet color. On the nose intense aromas of dark berries, rose petal, liquorice with hints of spices, vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate full-bodied, dry and well balanced with complex flavours of dark cherries, earth, dried flowers, tobacco and coffee. Great acidity and fine grained tannins. Showing potential for more years aging. 

Nebbiolo
May5
Cuvèe Zero Metodo Classico Extra Brut
88

Cascina Chicco

Cuvèe Zero Metodo Classico Extra Brut

Cascina Chicco - Cuvèe Zero Metodo Classico Extra Brut (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yelllow color with a greenish rim showing a small bubble with fine perlage. On the nose delicate aromas of yellow fruit, citrus with very light breadcrust and hazelnuts. On the palate very refreshing with a light creamy palate showing flavours of ripe yellow apple, citrus and pear. High minerality and nice acidity with medium aftertaste. Great aperitif wine or companion with fish, vegetables, and white meat courses. 

Nebbiolo
May1
Shiraz Australia 2015
86

The Black Chook

Shiraz Australia 2015

Shiraz from MCLaren Vale with 96% Shiraz with a little amount of Viognier just like the Côte-Rotie style. The Black Chook - Shiraz Australia 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color. On the nose aromas of blackberries, raspberries, liquiorice and spices with hints of vanilla and mint. On the palate medium bodied with rich mouthfeel showing dark berries, prunes and some flavours of vanilla spices and barrique. The acidity is nice with soft tannins and a little short finish.

Shiraz
Apr29
Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017
86

Weingut Leindl

Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017

Weingut Leindl - Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2017 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright citrus color with greenish reflections. On the nose pleasant aromas of apple, pear and some hints of fresh grass on a mineral background. On the palate well balanced and fruity showing apple, lime and flint minerality with very light residual sweetness. Very nice companion for hot summer nights and asian meals.  

Grüner Veltliner
Apr27
Haut-Médoc 2015
86

Château du Taillan

Haut-Médoc 2015

Twenty minutes far from Bordeaux downtown, Château du Taillan a family estate on the Medoc's wines road and one of the last urban vineyard, located at Le Taillan Médoc, since the Middle Ages.Château du Taillan 2015 Haut-Médoc (86 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet rim. On the nose aromas of blackberries and blueberries with hints of vanilla spice, smoke, graphite and black currants. On the palate medium-bodied with some solid tannins showing blackberries and strawberries with medium acidity and nice long finish. Beautiful complexity, still very youthful but with great potential.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot
Apr25
SingularV Malcorta Verdejo
89

Javier Sanz

SingularV Malcorta Verdejo

Javier Sanz – SingularV Malcorta Verdejo (89 tsomw points) On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, apricot, white flowers and some hints of almond, apple and fennel. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with nice acidity, freshness and fruitness. Flavours of peach, pear ans apple on a mineral background. It ends with a long salty and refreshing finish.

Verdejo Marcorta
Apr23
Rue 333 Riserva Taurasi 2008
87

Nativ

Rue 333 Riserva Taurasi 2008

100% Aglianico from Campania matured for 24 months in French oak barriques of 225 liters. After that matured for 12 months in the bottle before the wine was released. Nativ - Rue 333 Riserva Taurasi 2008 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. The long legs are slow in the glass. On the nose intense aromas of ripe dark fruit like black cherries, prunes, blackberries and currants with hints of vanilla, mocha and flowers. On the palate medium/full-bodied with leathery texture and medium acidity with nice tannins and flavours of coffee, tobacco and liquorice. Ending with a long final showing notes of balsamico and barrique.?

Aglianico
Apr21
Menasasso Lugana Riserva
87

Selva Capuzza

Menasasso Lugana Riserva

Last week I visited Podere Selva Capuzza close to the Garda Lake. A wonderful location with agriturismo, restaurant and the winery. The have a nice selection of white, red, rosé, dessert and sparkling wines. Selva Capuzza - Menasasso Lugana Riserva (87 tsomw points) The Trebbiano grapes are partially fermented in barrique and partly in steel. In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of spring flowers, citrus fruit, peach with a mineral background and hints of herbs. On the palate good balance and structure with flavours of yellow apple, peach, tangerine showing notes of almond, honey and herbs and a nice long finish.

Trebbiano
Apr20
Palazzo della Torre 2015
89

Allegrini

Palazzo della Torre 2015

The ruby-red Palazzo della Torre immediately seduces with its nose full of forest fruit, laurel, cloves with hints of smoke, vanilla and a touch of minerality. The spicy taste is also juicy with impressions of dried black fruit and ends in a pleasant bitterness. The mineral, spicy aftertaste continues to last for a very long time. Needs some time to open up and will even be better after some time in the cellar.

Corvina Veronese; Rondinella, Sangiovese
Apr19
Beaujolais Blanc 2016
85

Les Vignerons de Bel Air

Beaujolais Blanc 2016

100% Chardonnay – Un-oaked on the drinking table paired with tunna lasagna. Les Vignerons de Bel Air - Beaujolais Blanc 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose aromas of mango, citrus fruit, melon with hints of flowers. On the palate easy drinking wine with nice freshness and mouthfeel showing flavours of peach, melon and pineapple. Sharp aftertaste.

Chardonnay
Apr18
Syrah 2013
89

Almenkerk Wine Estate

Syrah 2013

The Almenkerk Wine Cellar is constructed against the mountainside with wonderful views over the Elgin Valley (Cool climate) and the Kogelberg Mountains south of the Stellenbosch wineregion. Aged for 24 months in exclusively French oak barrels. Almenkerk Wine Estate - Syrah 2013. In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the nose dark cherries, blackberries with hints of licorice. earthy and white pepper. On the palate full bodied with good structure and concentration. Flavours of dark plums, cherries and berries with fine grained tannins and a long lingering finish. A wine which will reward you cellaring for some years.  

Syrah
Apr16
The Dry Land collection Chenin Blanc 2015
86

Perdeberg winery

The Dry Land collection Chenin Blanc 2015

Lovely Chenin Blanc from South Africa with excellent price, quality rate. Fermented and aged on French barrels. Perdeberg winery – The Dry Land collection Chenin Blanc 2015. In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of tropical fruits, peach, banana with hints of waxy vanilla and butter. On the palate medium/full-bodied, dry, nicely layered with balance wood, yellow apple, pineapple, lychee and a fresh bitter finish.

Chenin Blanc
Apr15
Massifitti Trebbiano di Soave 2015
87

Suavia

Massifitti Trebbiano di Soave 2015

Trebbiano di Soave from Italy. Suavia - Massifitti Trebbiano di Soave 2015 (87 tsomw points) I'm not a Trebbiano lover. But it may happen to find one that make me change my mind... In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of flowers, pear, green apple and peach and something mineral. On the palate creamy but juicy with medium acidity showing apricot, apple juice and white pear and a spicy mineral aftertaste.

Trebbiano di Soave
Apr14
Fidenzio Montefalco Sagrantino 2011
89

Cantina Tudernum

Fidenzio Montefalco Sagrantino 2011

Today on my way to Vinitaly. To get in the mood we cracked this very nice Montefalco. Highly structured wine produced with 100% Sagrantino grapes from vineyards around the hills of Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria. Cantina Tudernum - Fidenzio Montefalco Sagrantino 2011 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a garnet ruby red colour with brown rim. On the nose intense aromas of spices, leather with ripe red fruit, barrique and vanilla. On the palate full-bodied with great mouthfeel with fine grained tannins showing blackberries, dark cherries  vanilla, licorice and tobacco.  

Sagrantino
Apr13
Ried Vordernberg Neuburger
88

Weingut Josef & Philipp Bründlmayer

Ried Vordernberg Neuburger

Today a very nice and refreshing wine from Kremstal – Austria. Weingut Josef & Philipp Bründlmayer - Ried Vordernberg Neuburger (88 tsomw points) In the glass this white one shows a bright yellow color with silver reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of apple, pear and orange zest with hints of green herbs, flowers and mandarin. On the palate dry, nicely balanced and acidity showing flavours of tropical fruit, citrus and mineral reverberation.  

Neuburger
Apr12
Cruasé
86

Oltrenero

Cruasé

Today a 100% Pinot Nero sparkling from Lombardy to kick of the weekend. Methodo Classico. Oltrenero – Cruasé (86 tsomw points) In the glass bright rosé color showing a fine bubble. On the nose aromas of raspberries, citrus, melon with hints of strawberries. On the palate nice freshness with recall of the nose showing small red fruits and light bitter finish.

Pinot Nero
Apr11
Cerasuolo D'Abruzzo 2016
87

Il Feuduccio

Cerasuolo D'Abruzzo 2016

Not the typical easy summer sipper. This rosé is more aromatic and with more complexity. Il Feuduccio - Cerasuolo D'Abruzzo 2016 (87 mywine points) Grapes: 100% Montepulciano. In the glass a bright cherry red color. On the nose medium aromas of nectarine, raspberries and strawberries with hints of toasted spices and dried flowers. On the palate crisp acidity, medium mouthfeel with recalls of the nose with extra flavours of plum compote, cherries, herbal tea and earthy hints. 

Montepulciano
Apr10
Roero Arneis Anterisio 2017
88

Cascina Chicco

Roero Arneis Anterisio 2017

A 100% Arneis from Piedmont - Roero region. We paired this lovely white wine with salmon, grilled zucchini and tomatoes. Other food suggestions are hors d’oeuvre, rice and pasta. Cascina Chicco – Roero Arneis Anterisio 2017 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of nectarine, apple and pear with hints of almonds and camilla. On the palate dry, medium-bodied and well balanced with nice freshness and acidity showing flavours of tropical fruits and a nice bitterness in the persistence finish.  

Arneis
Apr8
Made in Provence Premium Rosé 2016
87

Domaine Sainte Lucie

Made in Provence Premium Rosé 2016

This weekend we had great sunny weather so we cracked this lovely Provence rosé. Domaine Sainte Lucie -  Made in Provence Premium Rosé 2016 (87 tsomw points)  In the glass a light salmon color.On the nose delicate aromas of raspberries, grapefruit and lemon with notes of flowers and herbs. On the palate nicely balanced with medium acidity, easy going showing flavours of peach, strawberries and subtle anise hints in the finish.

Grenache;Syrah;Rolle
Apr7
Barbera d’Asti in Origine 2016
87

Cantina di Nizza

Barbera d’Asti in Origine 2016

This Barbera is the first organic wine production project of Cantina di Nizza. The wine is intended to improve the synergy that occurs in another year, between the earth, the microclimate, the vine, the vines and the hand of those who improve the care. In one word: the Terroir. Cantina di Nizza – Barbera d’Asti in Origine 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose ripe red berries, strawberries and cherries with hints of chocolate and black pepper. On the palate dry, strong taninns and medium+ acidity. Can age for some more years to soften. Very nice for this price!

Barbera
Apr6
Toro 2014
86

Elias Mora

Toro 2014

With a blue sky in the background I taste this entry level 100% Tempranillo from Elias Mora. Elias Mora – Toro 2014 (86 tsomw points) Matured for 6 months in American oak. A young casual wine which you can open any time. In the glass a dark cherry red color with purple reflections. Nice long legs stick to the glass. On the nose intense notes of fruit basket full of black and red fruits like black berries, black currants and red berries with hints of vanilla, cacao, pepper and laurel. On the palate medium/full-bodied showing black berries, dark cherries, chocolate and vanilla. Beautiful, concentrated with a  touch of herbs, liquorice and subtly integrated tannins and a light meaty finish.

Tempranillo
Apr5
Pagliareto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012
89

Lunadoro

Pagliareto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012

From the Monpulciano territory comes this 100% Sangiovese driven wine. Lunadoro - Pagliareto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries with hints of plums, violets, liquorice, cloves and vanilla. On the palate full bodied with nice mouthfeel, good balance with cherries, vanilla, leather and impressive tannic vault. In the aftertaste fruity and spicy memories which close this nice journey.

Sangiovese
Apr4
Pinot Blanc Wormeldange Waibour Grand Premier Cru 2016
88

Domaine Clos des Rochers

Pinot Blanc Wormeldange Waibour Grand Premier Cru 2016

Very nice Pinot Blanc from Luxembourgish Mosel region. The vineyard from Domaine Clos de Rochers cultivated since the 19th century, extend over an area of eighteen hectares. The vineyards have the advantage of being in one of the best areas and benefiting from the best microclimates, suitable for the production of dry, fruity, white wines. Domaine Clos des Rochers - Pinot Blanc Wormeldange Waibour Grand Premier Cru 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light citrus golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, melon, citrus and some pear. On the palate dry,  good mouthfeel with nice acidity showing peach, melon, light grapefruit and a nice finish showing great minerality. 

Pinot Blanc
Apr3
St. Magdalener DOC Malanders 2015
86

Pitzner

St. Magdalener DOC Malanders 2015

Today a pleasant blend of 90% Schiava (Vernatsch) and 10% Lagrein from Alto Adige region. Pitzner - St. Magdalener DOC Malanders 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the nose aromas of cherries, red currants with hints of herbs, green and spicyness. On the palate wel balanced, medum bodied with enough freshness, soft tannins and a recall of the nose. 

Schiava;Lagrein
Apr2
Les Auréliens 2015
87

Triennes

Les Auréliens 2015

Today a very nice bio wine raised at the East of Aix en Provence. Triennes - Les Auréliens 2015. Blend with three equal parts of Chardonnay, Viognier and Rolle. Partly fermented in barrel, partly in stainless steel tanks. In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of apple, pear, citrus with light hints of herbs. On the palate dry, round and fresh with nice acidity with light creamy touch showing apple, lemon and vanilla.   

Chardonnay;Viognier;Rolle
Apr1
Baga extra bruto 2015
86

Caves Primavera

Baga extra bruto 2015

I wish you all a happy Easter. Cin Cin. We opened this sparkling as an aperetif before dinner. A sparkling wine from Bairrada region, Portugal. Caves Primavera - Baga extra bruto 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. Light creamy mousse with small bubble. On the nose aromas of flowers, white fruit and light brioche. On the palate well balanced, nice acidity with small red fruits, medium aftertaste. A very nice bubble for this price.

Baga
Mar30
Riesling Senftenberger Piri 2015
89

Nigl

Riesling Senftenberger Piri 2015

Outside the sun starts to shine, spring is entering the Netherlands ( I hope:) Today also sun in the glass. A nice white wine from Kremstal- Austria which fits great with the Easter festivities. Nigl - Riesling Senftenberger Piri 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with greenisch /silver reflections. On the nose inviting aromas of peach, tropical fruits with hints of herbal spices, honey and blossom. On the palate dry, rich mouthfeel, well balanced with good structure showing flavours of peach, lemon, spicy acidity, mineral with tropical notes and light almond in the finish. Still young with safe development potential.

Riesling
Mar28
Boca Vigna Cristiana 2009
90

Podere ai Valloni

Boca Vigna Cristiana 2009

Podere ai Valloni - Boca Vigna Cristiana 2009 ( 90 tsomw points) The wine label reminds me of ancient times with the hills of Piemond on it. In the glass a beautiful garnet red color. On the nose delicate aromas of plumjam, dark berries and cherries with hints of tobacco, spices and vanilla. On the palate dry, balanced with nice layers and complexity showing a good concentration of dark fruit, tobacco with nice tannins (still light gritty), acidity and freshness. Ending with a powerfull balsamic, cacao aftertaste. P

Nebbiolo;Vespolina;Uva Rara
Mar26
Valpolicella Superiore 2012
88

Giovanni Ederle

Valpolicella Superiore 2012

From Veneto (Verona) comes this very nice red wine. The Ederle Estate, located on the Veronesi hills, is a young winery which produces Amarone, Valpolicella and bianco Veronese.  Giovanni Ederle – Valpolicella Superiore 2012 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose aromas of black fruit and strawberries with hints of herbs, coffee and something vegetal. On the palate dry, nice full mouthfeel with enough acidity. Light alcoholic heat with well integrated tannins and light bitter finish. 

Corvina;Corvinone;Rondinella
Mar25
Primitivo Salento Piluna
86

Castello Monaci

Primitivo Salento Piluna

On winemonday a drop from Puglia with an excellent PQR. Castello Monaci –Primitivo Salento Piluna (86 tsomw points) In the glass a deep purple color in the glass. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, blueberries, vanilla with hints of herbs, kicorice and pepper. On the palate powerful, concentrated with soft and velvet mouthfeel. Light sweetness. Good firm and harmonious structure.

Primitivo
Mar24
Caballo Loco No 15 N.V.
90

Valdivieso

Caballo Loco No 15 N.V.

Valdivieso Caballo Loco No 15 N.V. (90 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red violet color. Complex and intense aroma with notes of cassis, coffee and hints of spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and clove. The taste is full , round, complex , tasty with soft tannins and a long finish. I think these bottles have a long life potential. I tasted several "vintages" and all were great. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Malbec;Carmenere;Merlot
Mar23
De la Finca Gran Reserva 2014
89

Raventos i Blanc

De la Finca Gran Reserva 2014

One of the top sparkling wines of Raventos i Blanc is called De la Finca Gran Reserva 2014 (89 tsomw points) Grape varieties: Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. A very nice bubble which spend a long time in the cellars with a very elegant and soft mousse. This sparkling wine has the same process as Champagne has. In the glass a nice golden yellow color. On the nose delicate and wide aromas of toast, white fruit, flowers, apple, herbs and roasted hazelnuts. On the palate layered and complex with rich mouthfeel, fine mousse and nice acidity showing aromas of brioche, flowers, citrus, vanilla and spiciness. The finish is long with mango, hazelnut and spices. 

Macabeu;Xarel.lo;Parellada
Mar21
PerElisa IGT Toscana Rosso 2011
89

Rabitti Suverto

PerElisa IGT Toscana Rosso 2011

Super Tuscan born a few kilometers from Bolgheri. Rabitti Suverto - PerElisa IGT Toscana Rosso 2011 (89 tsomw points) Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Orofino. Aged for 12 months in small french oak barrels and after that 8-10 months in bottle. In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the nose black cherries, dark berries with hints of green pepper and herbs. On the palate dry, rich with medium acidity and fine grained tannins. Nice long aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese;Orofino
Mar19
Château La Tour Sainte Anne rosé 2015
87

Tour St. Anne

Château La Tour Sainte Anne rosé 2015

Nice bio rosé from Côtes de Provence. Tour St. Anne - Château La Tour Sainte Anne rosé 2015 (87 tsomw points) Blend of Grenache and Cinsault. In the glass a pale pink salmon color. On the nose aromas of strawberries, raspberries and some peaches. On the palate medium-bodied with nice freshness, pleasant mouthfeel with nice acidity. Pleasant aftertaste with some grapefruit. 

Grenache;Cinsault
Mar17
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Barville rouge 2013
88

Maison Brotte

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Barville rouge 2013

Maison Brotte - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Barville rouge 2013 (88 tsomw points) Blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. In the glass a dark ruby red color with violet rim. On the nose intense aromas of blackberry, plums and ripe cherries with hints of well integrated spices with licorice and herbs. On the palate well balanced , fleshy and dry. Powerful with velvet mouthfeel showing red berries and earthy notes. Nice long and smooth finish.

Grenache;Syrah;Mourvèdre.
Mar15
Godenza 2015
87

Noelia Ricci

Godenza 2015

A biologically made wine from 100% Sangiovese from a vineyard called 'Godenza' at an altitude of 300-400 meters in Emilia Romagna. I really enjoy their great arty labels. Noelia Ricci – Godenza (87 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of red berries, violets, herbs and light spiciness. On the palate, the sip is relaxed, juicy with a soft and savory flavor showing full ripe fruits, tobacco and balsamico. The finish is nicely long lasting with pleasant tannins. 

Sangiovese
Mar14
Testarossa Passerina Terre Aquilane 2016
87

Pasetti

Testarossa Passerina Terre Aquilane 2016

This white wine was a great pairing with the fresh made tomatosoup with meat balls and hamcakes. White wine from Italy - Abruzzo region. Pasetti - Testarossa Passerina Terre Aquilane 2016 (87 tsomw points) 100% Passerina Campolese. In the glass a straw yellow, golden color. On the nose intense aromas of citrus fruit, apple, mango with hints of honey, flowers and almond. On the palate medium-bodied, rich in the mouth, light smoky with nice acidity. Flavours of peach, herbs and honey. The finish is herbaceous and elegant.

Passerina Campolese
Mar13
Staves Merlot Riserva 2014
87

Kornell

Staves Merlot Riserva 2014

Not only the white wines from Sud Tirol are very likeable but also the reds are doing well! This Merlot spend 18 months in barrique and several months in bottle. Tenuta Kornell - Staves Merlot Riserva 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of raspberries, sour cherries  with hints of chocolate and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied, balanced with ripe fruit and soft tannins. Medium acidity which will soften in the years and some spices in the long aftertaste. 

Merlot
Mar12
Amorino - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Superiore 2012
88

Podere Castorani

Amorino - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Superiore 2012

Podere Castorani - Amorino - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Superiore 2012 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose delicate scents of  black cherries, forest fruit, plums with hints of vanilla, spices and chocolate. On the palate dry and full bodied with rich mouthfeel showing dark ripe fruit like cherries and plums and spicy hints. Tannins are easy going with al long rich aftertaste.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Mar11
Sito Moresco Langhe 2015
90

Gaja

Sito Moresco Langhe 2015

Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe 2015 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of violets, ripe cherries, berries, underlaid with leather and fine spicy notes. On the palate dry, powerfull with a rich mouthfeel, tightly woven tannin with flavours of juicy cherries and plums and a light spicy and mineral finish. 

Mar10
Nerojbleo 2013
89

Gulfi

Nerojbleo 2013

A beautiful biodynamic 100% Nero d’Avola from Sicily. Gulfi - Nerojbleo 2013 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet reflexes in the glass. On the nose black cherries, light smoky, licorice, tobacco with hints of vanilla, dried herbs and floral notes. On the palate full-bodied with good balance and returning flavours. Especially the intense structure makes a perfect impression, as does the fine, ripe tannins, the use of wood and the enormous length of the wine. Will be even better within some years. Cheers!

Nero d’Avola
Mar8
Langhe Pinot Nero 777 2016
88

Deltetto

Langhe Pinot Nero 777 2016

This is not the typical Pinot Noir. This red one has more power and body but is still easy drinking. Deltetto - Langhe Pinot Nero 777 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of berries, currants and raspberries with hints of well integrated oak, spices and herbs. The palate is broad and fresh, very drinkable, juicy and refined in the tannins. Long persistence and pleasantly balsamic finish.   

Pinot Noir
Mar7
Psi D.O. Ribera del Duero 2012
89

Dominio de Pingus

Psi D.O. Ribera del Duero 2012

Tonight red wine from Peter Sisseck. The legendary winemaker from Spain. Danish from origin. Dominio de Pingus Psi D.O. Ribera del Duero 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a deep red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, plums and red berries with hints of herbs and well integrated wood. On the palate good fruit, cherries and vanila. Slightly dry dusty tannins, well integrated, opened well with some air. Finishes with bitter chocolate, long fresh leafy finish. Great wine which will even get better within the years. 

Garnacha tinta;Tempranillo
Mar5
Calafuria Salento 2017
89

Tormaresco

Calafuria Salento 2017

Really surprised by this 100% Negroamaro rosé wine from Puglia. Tormaresco - Magnum Calafuria Salento 2017 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a copper, salmon color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, raspberries, citrus and strawberries with hints of roses. On the palate soft in the mouth, dry, light bodied with nice freshness and acidity showing herbs, red fruits and grapefruit with savory and mineral notes. Top wine for summer days but also in winter 

Negroamaro
Mar4
Minervois Cuvée Baroque 2015
86

Domaine La Rouviole

Minervois Cuvée Baroque 2015

Nice easy drinking organic blend of Cinsault & Syrah from Languedoc region. Excellent PQR. Domaine la Rouviole - Minervois Cuvée Baroque 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a garnet red color. On the nose aromas of blackberries, plums and cloves with subtle notes of herbs. On the palate light tannic (gets smooter within an half hour) with rich mouthfeel, medium acidity with repeating palate flavours and a nice long aftertaste.

Cinsault;Syrah
Mar3
Gigondas Préférence 2001
89

Domaine des Bosquets

Gigondas Préférence 2001

Ok! It’s Wine Friyay so let’s crack a nice red one!  Beautifull blend of Grenache, Syrah and small amount of Cinsault / Mourvèdre. Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Préférence 2001 (89 tsomw points) This wine is almost at its drinking window I think. In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, licorice with hints of smoky bacon, spices and white pepper. On the palate nicely balanced, full-bodied with dark red fruits, soft tannins and oaky undertones. Santé

Grenache;Syrah;Cinsault
Mar2
Grüner Veltliner 333 – 2013
91

Weingut Türk

Grüner Veltliner 333 – 2013

This is not the typical Grüner Veltliner but something very special!  Wrapped in a beautifull giftbox (see stories) The name 333 stands for:  3 top locations, 3 soils, 3 microclimates. Weingut Türk - Grüner Veltliner 333 – 2013 (91 tsomw points) In the glass a dark straw yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of lemon, pear, wet stones, orange zest, pepper and hay. On the palate full-bodied, light sweet on the entry but with enough acidity to compensate. The wine is clean and bright, elegant and silky in the mouth. The finish is very nice and long. 

Grüner Veltliner
Mar1
Pesquera Crianza 2011
89

Bodegas Alejandro Fernández

Pesquera Crianza 2011

Cold day in Holland. Time to open up this famous red one from Ribera del Duero region. Bodegas Alejandro Fernández - Pesquera Crianza 2011 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with dark edges. On the nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, plums with hints of vanilla, cacao, leather and earth. On the palate well balanced, elegant with well integrated tannins, medium acidity, medium bodied, opulent yet punchy and nicely concentrated with infused red and blue fruits palate and nice vanilla tones. Long and nice finish. 

Tempranillo
Feb28
Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut 'Crede' 2016
88

Bisol

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut 'Crede' 2016

While the snow falls in Holland, this bubble reminds me of a beautiful summer evening in the garden. This Prosecco comes from the hills of Valdobbiadene (Veneto region). Their entry level prosecco with a great PQR. Bisol - Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut 'Crede' 2016 (88 tsomw points) Blend of 85% Glera, 10% Pinot bianco and 5% Verdiso. In the glass a pale straw yellow color. The mousse is soft and persistent. On the nose ripe tropical fruits, citrus, wild flowers and light honey (no bread, yeast notes) On te palate dry, balanced with nice acidity, refreshing with apple, pear and nice minerality. Easy drinking with long and pleasant aftertaste. 

Glera;Pinot bianco;Verdiso
Feb27
Etna Bianco 2016
88

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Bianco 2016

Variety of Carricante, Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico and Minnella. Raised on the volcanic soil of the Etna. Tenuta delle Terre Nere - Etna Bianco 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light yellow color. On the nose light apple, pear and melon with hints of white flowers and lemon zest. On the palate well balanced, light buttery with medium acidity showing pear, peaches, citrus and nice minerality. Excellent price, quality rate. 

Carricante;Catarratto;Inzolia;Grecanico;Minnella
Feb26
Valletta 2015
90

Gagliole

Valletta 2015

Delicious blend with equal parts of Sangiovese and Merlot. A red blend with great potential. Gagliole - Valletta 2015 (90 tsomw points) In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the nose dark red cherries, plums, strawberry compote, with hints of chocolate, liquorice, tobacco, sweet spices, mint and coffee. On the palate full-bodied, nicely balanced with ripe dark fruit and spices. Nice full mouthfeel with enough freshness and acidity. Nice long finish. 

Sangiovese;Merlot
Feb24
La Vie Rouge 2016
87

Domaine du Castel

La Vie Rouge 2016

This wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, (80%) with the addition of 14% Merlot, 4% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. After fermentation and a short period in French oak barrels, the wine ages for a year in concrete tanks. This wine is easy to drink and well made. Domaine du Castel - La Vie Rouge 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby dark purple color. On the nose dark plums, berry fruit, cinnamon with light meaty tones, oak and chocolate. On the palate medium/full-bodied with dark fresh fruit and light tannins. Nice long aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah;Petit Verdot
Feb23
Haberle Weissburgunder – Pinot Bianco 2016
87

Alois Lageder

Haberle Weissburgunder – Pinot Bianco 2016

Alois Lageder – Haberle Weissburgunder – Pinot Bianco 2016 (87 tsomw points) You mabye know my love for Alto Adige wines. This wine style is why I stay in love with this region! In the glass a bright golden color with greenish reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of white peach, pineapple and white flowers with light salty notes and pleasant minerality. On the palate well balanced, medium-bodied, soft in the mouth with enough weight and freshness ending with light bitterness and mineral notes. 

Pinot Blanc
Feb22
Barolo 2011
91

Elio Altare

Barolo 2011

Tonight a special bottle. Elio Altare - Barolo 2011 (91 tsomw points) I decanted the wine for around 3 hours and it started singing in the glass. It shows an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose raspberries, red cherries and roses with hints of licorice, vanilla, cedar and spices. On the palate excellent balance and texture with medium tannins, medium acidity. Good complexity and length. Can be aged fors some more years but now already great.

Nebbiolo
Feb20
Cuvée le Revenant 2014
87

Domaine la Rouviole

Cuvée le Revenant 2014

Very tasty bio blend (90% Carignan, 10% Grenache) from Languedoc region. Domaine la Rouviole -  Cuvée le Revenant 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark cherry red color. On the nose aromas of red cherries, raspberries and strawberrries with subtle hints of herbs. On the palate well balanced, medium bodied with pleasant acidity. It shows soft tannins with again dark red fruit and herbs. Pairs great with lamb! ?shop @finebarrel 

Feb18
Blanco Somantano 2016
86

Bodega Laus

Blanco Somantano 2016

This white one will be at its best during a long sunny evening or just for sipping at the beach or pool. Nice (not typical) unoaked Chardonnay from Spain with good pqr. (86 tsomw points) Laus Blanco – Somantano 2016. In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose intense aromas of pineapple, citrus, lemonpeel and hints of white flowers.  On the palate fresh, powerfull and tasty, with recall of fresh tropical fruit and a long and light sweet, bitter finish.  Not a complex white one but very refreshing. 

Chardonnay
Feb17
Brut N.V.
87

Tenuta il Bosco - Zonin

Brut N.V.

Sparkling wine from Lombardia on the Metodo Classico (Méthode Champenoise) review 3.600 on Vivino. 100% Pinot Noir - Oltrenero - Brut (87 tsomw points) In the glass a pale golden yellow color. The perlage is very fine and persistent. On the nose aromas of bread crust, elderberry, blackberries, red currants with hints of citrus and raspberries. On the palate fresh and lively with nice mouthfeel and fruityness showing notes of elderberries, citrus and red currants. Excellent as aperitif or with seafood, pastas and risotto. 

Pinot Noir
Feb15
Pinot Gris grand premier Cru 2016
88

Clos de Rochers

Pinot Gris grand premier Cru 2016

Great pairing with the salad and fish. From Luxembourg Mosel region comes this excellent white wine. Clos de Rochers - Pinot Gris grand premier Cru 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of white peach, pineapple and citrus with light white pepper hints. On the palate full-bodied with balanced  and round mouthfeel showing great freshness and acidity. On the long finish nice minerality showing chalky and honey notes. Shop

Pinot Gris
Feb13
Monte Velho Branco 2016
87

Esporão

Monte Velho Branco 2016

What a great value wine for this money (about € 7) The perfect big party wine for summer!  Esporão - Monte Velho Branco 2016 (87 tsomw points) Indigenous blend of Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum grapes. Light yellow amber color in the glass. On the nose intense aromas of green apple, apricot, white flowers and freshness of grass and citrus. On the palate medium bodied with great freshness and full mouthfeel. Lovely acidity with same fruit and some nuts and ending with a long lingering finish. 

Antão Vaz;Roupeiro;Perrum
Feb12
Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia
89

Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia

Ornellaia – Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia (89 tsomw points) A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot. In the glass a ruby red color with some light transperency. On the nose aromas of blackberries and plums with hints of leather, spices and vanilla. Despite the youth of this blend from Tuscany it already shows its charm with a medium bodied body, nicely balanced with fine grained tannins and medium acidity which will soften in the years. The other two bottles will take some rest in the cellar. 

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Feb11
Château Franc la Rosa – SE Grand Cru 2005
86

Jean-Louis Trocard

Château Franc la Rosa – SE Grand Cru 2005

First gave this blend (Cabernet Franc and Merlot) an hour time to open up. Jean-Louis Trocard – Château Franc la Rosa – SE Grand Cru 2005 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a garnet red color. On the nose intense aromas of black cherries, mushroom, leather, licorice and dark berries with hints of menthol and balsamico. On the palate medium / full-bodied, nicely layered and elegant with ok complexity showing dark fruit, and soft tannins. 

Cabernet Franc;Merlot
Feb10
Barbera d’Alba Superiore Alferi 2012
87

Ellena Giuseppe

Barbera d’Alba Superiore Alferi 2012

A lovely red wine from Piedmont Region in the municipality of La Morra. The heart of the famous Barolo. Ellena Giuseppe - Barbera d’Alba Superiore Alferi 2012 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of redfruit, flowers and light notes of herbs and spices. On the palate medium bodied, nicely balanced and warm in the mouth with soft tannins. Long and persistence aftertaste. 

Barbera
Feb9
Picol 2015
88

Lis Neris

Picol 2015

Top Sauvignon Blanc from the Friuli region near the border of Slovenia. Lis Neris - Picol 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of pineapple, goosberry, citrus with hints of tomato leaves, sage and mint. On the palate well balanced, dry, medium bodied with nice mineral notes, great acidity and freshness. Full in the mouth with a great and persistence finish. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Feb8
Triton Tinta de Toro D.O. 2016
87

Jorge Ordóñez

Triton Tinta de Toro D.O. 2016

Nice red from Toro region – Spain. Jorge Ordóñez - Triton Tinta de Toro D.O. 2016 (87 tsomw points) Dark purple red color in the glass. On the nose intense aromas of ripe strawberries, red berries compote with hints of chocolate, vanilla and violets. On the palate full bodied with dark red fruit but enough freshness, nicely balanced, with nice acidity and easy present tannins. Nice aftertaste.

Tempranillo
Feb7
Corte de Campo Andes Blend 2014
88

Vistamar

Corte de Campo Andes Blend 2014

Great blend from Chile with an excellent price quality range. Vistamar - Corte de Campo Andes Blend 2014 (88 tsomw points) Variety of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenère, 20% Petit Verdot and 20% Petit Syrah. In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, plums, black currants, cassis with hints of herbs, vanilla and light pepper. On the palate full-bodied, good concentration with nice complexity and freshness. It shows flavours of dark berries, coffee, chocolate and cedar. The tannis are soft and the red has a pleasant aftertaste. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carmenere;Petit Verdot;Petit Syrah
Feb6
Barolo D.O.C.G. 2013
87

Cascina Ghercina

Barolo D.O.C.G. 2013

This Barolo didn’t need much time to open up. A nice Barolo with a very interesting price!! About 21 euro. Cascina Ghercina - Barolo D.O.C.G. 2013 (87 tsomw points) 26 months matured on Slovenian oak. In the glass an intense dark red color (light transparent) On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, prunes and dark cherries with hints of flowers, licorice, herbs and oak. On the palate medium / full-bodied with tight tannins (not disturbing) and medium acidity. Showing blackberries, prunes and tobacco. Nice long aftertaste. Still young but with nice potential.

Nebbiolo
Feb5
Lace Sauvignon Blanc 2015
88

Almenkerk

Lace Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Almenkerk Wine Estate is owned by the Belgian van Almenkerk family and run by Natalie and Joris van Almenkerk. They settled down at the cool Southcoast from Africa. Almenkerk – Lace Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose pineapple, white peach, grass, blossom and mineral tones. On the palate very elegant with fresh and crip mouthfeel, nice acidity and minerality and a long perstistence final. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Feb4
Extra Brut Millesimato 2011
86

Deltetto

Extra Brut Millesimato 2011

2day a very nice sparkling from Piedmont region. Deltetto - Extra Brut Millesimato 2011 (86 tsomw points) Blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 42 months aging on bottle and Millesimato means made from wine from one year. So no blending with other years. The mousse is fine and persistent. On the nose butter, light wood with hints of nuts and white fruits. On the palate well balanced, soft in the mouth with nice acidity and minerality and nice finish. 

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Feb3
Greif Lagrein 2016
88

Kornell

Greif Lagrein 2016

A great red wine which was the perfect pairing fort he tuna steak and risotto. Kornell - Greif Lagrein 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass an intense dark color with purple reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of black cherries, blackberries and a touch of blossom and chocolate. On the palate loads of dark fruit nice acidity and tannins with a pleasant and long light bitter finish.

Lagrein
Feb2
Priorat Laurel 2010
91

Clos Erasmus

Priorat Laurel 2010

Yesterday Dick Schinkel – number 6 Vivino in Holland came to visit me and took with him this great bottle. Half day in Decanter before pooring. Clos Erasmus Priorat Laurel 2010 (91 tsomw points) 65% Garnacha, 30% Carineñera and 5% Syrah. In the glass a intense dark red color. On the nose delicate aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spices, licorice and coffee. On the palate full-bodied with smooth tannins, great mouthfeel with medium acidity and flavours of plums, red berries and spices. Long presistence finish.

Garnacha;Carineñera;Syrah
Feb1
Colle Nobile Grechetto Di Todi Superiore 2015
88

Cantina Tudernum

Colle Nobile Grechetto Di Todi Superiore 2015

Nice Grechetto from Umbria region. Cantina Tudernum Colle Nobile Grechetto Di Todi Superiore 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark golden color with amber reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of peaches, apricot  with hints of oak and vanilla. On the palate full in the mouth, light creamy but with enough freshness and acidity. Flavours of pear, apples and light almond in the finish.

Grechetto
Jan31
Tosone Barrique Terre Siciliane IGT 2016
84

Musìta

Tosone Barrique Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

This Nero D’avola was rated by Luca Maroni with 99 points. Musìta - Tosone Barrique Terre Siciliane IGT 2016 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a deep dark red color. On the nose intense aromas of jammy black cherries, blackberries, chocolate and hints of spices and smoke. On the palate soft and jammy with intense flavors of dark red fruit, licorice and herbs. Easy drinking big wine without complexity which makes it not my type of wine. Scores very good on Vivino so there will be a definitely a crowd for this one.

Nero d’Avola
Jan30
Finca el Lince Special Edition 2015
86

Bodegas Alceno

Finca el Lince Special Edition 2015

Very nice Monastrell (with little bit Syrah) from Jumilla region. Bodegas Alceno – Finca el Lince Special Edition 2015 (86 tsomw points) Give it some time to open up like in a big glass. In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the palate prunes and liquorice with hints of wet earth, chocolate, pepper and tobacco. On the palate dry, with medium acidity, nicely balanced with moderate tannins and again liquorice in the nice aftertaste.

Monastrell; Syrah
Jan29
Tinto Reserva 2014
89

Esporao

Tinto Reserva 2014

Tonight a red wine with a perfect price, quality rate from one of the best producers from Portugal. Esporao – Tinto Reserva 2014 (89 tsomw points) Blend of Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass a deep dark red color almost opaque. On the nose intense aromas of red berries and prunes with hints of cloves, spices and vanilla. On the palate full-bodied but elegant with big tannins but not disturbing. Nice complexity and structure. After one day opening the bottle the wine was even better.

Alicante Bouschet;Aragonez;Trincadeira;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan28
Graves 2014
83

Château de Landiras

Graves 2014

Blend from Bordeaux Graves region. 75% Merlot en 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Château de Landiras – Graves 2014 (83 tsomw points) In the glass chery red color with dark ruby red reflections. After some time in the glass you can smell black currants, plums, licorice with earthy hints, vanilla and toasted barriques. On the palate medium-bodied with present tannins and lots of red fruit. A bit onedimensioal and easy drinking Bordeaux which mabye will get better after some time?

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan27
Barbaresco 2013 special edition
89

Carlo Giacosa

Barbaresco 2013 special edition

Wine and friends – We had a great evening with lovely food and wine. Carlo Giacosa – Barbaresco 2013 special edition (89 tsomw points) Artist: Nespolo. This red one paired great with the Boeuf bourguignon. In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, dark berries and plums with hints of violets, vanilla and spices. On the palate dry, medium full-bodied. Soft in the mouth with nice acidity and tannins. 

Nebbiolo
Jan26
Atis Bolgheri DOC Superiore 2012
88

Guado al Melo

Atis Bolgheri DOC Superiore 2012

Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and some Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Guado al Melo – Atis Bolgheri DOC Superiore 2012 (88 tsomw points) Two years in oak barrels and one year in bottle. Produced only in the best vintages. In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of black currant, dark cherries, liquorice and balsamico with hints of leather and tabacco, pepper and some mint. On the palate medium / full-bodied with still active tannins with some spicy bitterness, full but soft in the mouth and a medium-long finish. Nice balanced wine which can stay some more years in my cellar.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot.
Jan25
Ribera del Duero Joven Roble 2016
87

Pago de los Capellanes

Ribera del Duero Joven Roble 2016

What are you drinking this evening? This red one is still young and we poured it 4 some time in the Decanter. Pago de los Capellanes - Ribera del Duero Joven Roble 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass an intense purple, ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark fruit like blackberries and cherries with hints of herbs and spices. On the palate dry attack, full mouthfeel but not overwhelming. Tannins available but nog disturbing. Nice long aftertaste with spices, wood and herbs.

Tempranillo
Jan24
Pomerol 2008
87

Chateau de Sales

Pomerol 2008

One of the biggest vineyards in the Pomerol region. Chateau de Sales - Pomerol 2008 (87 tsomw points) In the glass intense dark cherry red color. On the nose intense aromas of forest floor, cherries, red berries with tobacco, chocolate and animal hints. On the palate well balanced, nice complexity and rich mouthfeel with medium tannins and acidity. Medium finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Jan23
Tabano Bianco I.G.T. Marche 2016
86

Montecappone

Tabano Bianco I.G.T. Marche 2016

50% Verdicchio, 30% Moscato & 20% Sauvignon Blanc from the Marche. Montecappone Tabano Bianco I.G.T. Marche 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a light golden yellow color. On the nose tropical fruit, peach, melon and yellow apple with some citrus hints and blossom. On the palate medium-bodied, concentrated but soft in the mouth, light velvet with light sweetness and low acidity. Normally I would like some more acidity but that is not disturbing in this wine. Perfect with some fish.

Verdicchio;Moscato;Sauvignon Blanc
Jan22
Private Selection Red, 2012
91

Esporão

Private Selection Red, 2012

Wow – what a great wine this red one from Alentejo!! Get out of your chair and get this 1. Blend of Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Syrah. 18 months on French oak barrels. Esporao - Private Selection Red, 2012 (91 tsomw points) In the glass an intense dark ruby red color with violet reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of blackberries, pomegranates, oak and vanilla. On the palate well balanced with nice complexity, full-bodied with same fruit notes, chocolate and great acidity and tight tannins. It has a long spicy finish. At deltawines.eu

Alicante Bouschet;Aragonez;Syrah.
Jan21
Primitivo di Manduria 2015
84

Conte di Campiano

Primitivo di Manduria 2015

Monday. Cold in Holland so a nice red 1 to warm up. Conte di Campiano - Primitivo di Manduria 2015 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a deep red to violet color. On the nose aromas of ripe plums, cherries, licorice and spices. On the palate harmoniously and powerful , velvety tannins and strong fruit flavors - with a long finish. 

Primitivo
Jan20
Vie Cave Toscana 2012
88

Marchesi Antinori

Vie Cave Toscana 2012

100% Malbec from Toscana from the Maremma region? I am not joking but this wine is a very nice one. Marchesi Antinori - Vie Cave Toscana 2012 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe black fruit, raisins and clove with hints of liquorice, vanilla and herbs. On the palate the wine is soft and round, medium, full-bodied with hints of ripe dark fruit, coffee and chocolate

Malbec
Jan19
Lune D’Argent – Grand vin blanc sec Bordeaux 2015
87

Clos des Lunes

Lune D’Argent – Grand vin blanc sec Bordeaux 2015

Wat do you think about this pairing? Cock au vin and this lovely white wine from the Bordeaux region. Clos des Lunes – Lune D’Argent – Grand vin blanc sec Bordeaux 2015 (87 tsomw points)| Blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. In the glass clear yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose intense aromas of pear, exotic fruits, citrus and blossom. On the palate nice round in the mouth with flavours of mango, liches and slighly saltiness. Light waxy but with nice freshness and acidity and minerality.

Sémillon;Sauvignon Blanc
Jan18
Falanghina 2016
86

Feudi di san Gregorio

Falanghina 2016

Feudi di san Gregorio - Falanghina 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a pale straw yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of blossom and tropical fruits. On the palate is quite full-bodied, dry with flavours of melon, quince, citrus and passion fruit. Nice minerality in the finish.

Falanghina
Jan17
Grüner Veltliner Renner 1ÖTW Kamptal Reserve 2012
89

Allram

Grüner Veltliner Renner 1ÖTW Kamptal Reserve 2012

Great wine from Austria from Kamptal region. Allram – Grüner Veltliner Renner 1ÖTW Kamptal Reserve 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow-green color. On the nose inviting aromas of yellow apple, mango, mandarin with hints of herbs and spices. On the palate well balanced, juicy with great acidity and minerality with yellow apple and hints of pepper in the great finish.

Grüner Veltliner
Jan16
Lintori Vermentino di Sardegna 2016
87

Capichera

Lintori Vermentino di Sardegna 2016

From the North of Sardegna comes this lovely white wine. Capichera - Lintori Vermentino di Sardegna 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with copper reflections. On the nose intense aromas of exotic fruits, stonefruit with hints of flowers, honey and nuts. On the palate medium-bodied, full and soft in the mouth with nice freshness, medium acidity and light creamy mouthfeel with citrus and mineral contents. Pleasant finish with good overall balance. 

Vermentino
Jan15
Clos la Rose - St. Emilion Grand Cru 2010
88

Maison Carles

Clos la Rose - St. Emilion Grand Cru 2010

Tonight a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Maison Carles - Clos la Rose - St. Emilion Grand Cru 2010 (88 tsomw points) The wine shows a ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe fruit, plums, chocolate, forest floor, cigar box, licorice and something roasted. On the palate red berries, prunes and raisins. Full bodied with nice integrated tannins and excellent finish. 

Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Jan14
Carjcanti 2014
88

Gulfi

Carjcanti 2014

Ever heard of these indigenous grapes? Variety of 95% Carricante and 5% Albanello (Sicily) Gulfi – Carjcanti 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light golden yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of volcanic earth, green apple, lemon tart with hints of vanilla, nuts and almond. On the palate medium/full-bodied, dry with great interplay between a waxy density and refreshing acidity. Rich mouthfeel with little minerality. Nice light spicy finish with anise tones. It paired great with the tuna lasagne. Will also be great with pasta and risotto.

Carricante;Albanello
Jan13
Cuvée Clasique Minervois
85

La Rouviole

Cuvée Clasique Minervois

A very nice bio wine from Minervois region. Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan. La Rouviole - Cuvée Clasique Minervois (85 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries and black currants with hints of herbs, liquorice  and spices. On the palate medium-bodied, good balanced with nice acidity and elegant taste. Nice finish and excellent PQR. Shop @finebarrel 

Syrah;Grenache;Cinsault;Carignan
Jan12
Dolce 2015
84

Castelo de Medina

Dolce 2015

From Rueda comes this semi sweet wine with 100% Sauvignon Blanc. It paired perfect with our dessert. Castelo de Medina - Dolce 2015 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with green rim. On the nose tropical fruit like banana, pineapple and some sweet hints. On the palate semi sweet but with nice acidity. Soft in the mouth and medium velvet. Nice long aftertaste.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jan11
Terre d'illite 2011
87

Champagne Moussé Fils

Terre d'illite 2011

Champagne with Sushi! 95% Pinot Meunier, 5% Pinot Noir. Champagne Moussé Fils - Terre d'illite 2011 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a green golden color. The mousse is very thin and persistent. On the nose aromas of yellow plums, apricot and light buttery hints. On the palate balanced and round, dry, medium-bodied with apple, pear and tropical fruit with buttered brioche. It ends with a long persistence finish.

Pinot Meunier;Pinot Noir
Jan10
Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016
88

Miraval

Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016

Miraval - Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016 (88 tsomw points) Tucked away in its own private valley in the ancient village of Correns – the first organic village in France – Château Miraval covers 500 hectares of land in the heart of Provence. Tasting notes In the glass a pink salmon color. On the nose delicate aromas of white flowers, strawberries, red berries and hints of peach and citrus. On the palate soft but full in the mouth, nicely balanced with lots of fruit and freshness, nice acidity and long aftertaste. Very well made Rosé from the Perrin Family. 

Cinsault;Grenache;Syrah;Rolle
Jan9
Diversity Stellenbosch 2014
85

De Toren

Diversity Stellenbosch 2014

Little brother of Fuzion V en de Toren Z. Still very young but already a very pleasant wine. De Toren - Diversity Stellenbosch 2014. (85 tsomw points) Blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the nose aromas of black cherries, blackberries, cacao and black pepper. On the palate also cherries, blackberries, wet forest floor with nice acidity. Tannins present but not disturbing. A wine with a very nice pqr. 

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan8
Champagne Brut Rosé
90

Ruinart

Champagne Brut Rosé

Rosé Champagne with 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. Ruinart – Champagne Brut Rosé (90 tsomw points) In the glass a deep pink with orange reflections. On the nose aromas of strawberries, currants, spring flowers with hints of biscuit and minerality. On the palate medium-bodied, very tasty and refreshing with well integrated tannins and a lingering long light spicy finish.  

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jan7
Chianti Classioco 2014
86

Fattoria della Aiola

Chianti Classioco 2014

Blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot. Fattoria della Aiola – Chinati Classioco 2014 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this Tuscan shows a intense ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose cherries, currants with hints of flowers and wood. On the palate light-medium bodied, soft with light tannins with returning flavours on the palate. Medium aftertaste.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Jan6
Pinot Blanc-Auxerrois 2015
84

Domein Pietershof

Pinot Blanc-Auxerrois 2015

Pleasant wine from Belgium – Voerstreek. Domein Pietershof – Pinot Blanc-Auxerrois 2015 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a light yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose blossom, ripe pear and apple. On the palate medium bodied, with soft citrus tones. Paired great with the fish.

Pinot Blanc;Auxerrois
Jan5
Boria 2013
87

Sumarroca

Boria 2013

Delicious Blend from Penedès region containing 70% Syrah, 15% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sumarroca - Boria 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass this red one shows a cherry red color with purple reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of concentrated cherries, plums with well integrated oak and fine spices. On the palate dry, full in the mouth with ripe fruit flavours and nice acidity. Fine grained tannins with elegant cedar tones. Very nice blend. @bodeguessumarroca

Syrah;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan4
Monte da Peceguina branco 2015
87

Malhadinha Nova

Monte da Peceguina branco 2015

This feels like summer in a glass despite the fact it’s winter in the Netherlands. Malhadinha Nova - Monte da Peceguina branco 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose refreshing aromas of tropical fruit, apple, citrus with hints of dried grass and flowers. On the palate well balanced, easy drinking with nice freshness and minerality. Nice acidity and soft creamy honey finish. Excellent companion with seafood from the Alentejo region.

Antão Vaz;Verdelho;Roupeiro;Arinto
Jan3
Vintage Port 1985
89

Calem

Vintage Port 1985

This lovely port we drank on Christmas day with a great cheese platter. Calem - Vintage Port 1985 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby / purple color with a black core. On the nose intense aromas of black currants, dried apricot, spices, vanilla and chocolate. On the palate full-bodied, soft and velvet in the mouth, soft tannins. Great interplay between the sweetness and acidity. Great long finish. Still alive after 33 years.

Jan2
Crémant Millésimé Brut
87

Bernard-Massard

Crémant Millésimé Brut

The Bernard-Massard Millésimé is composed of a subtle combination of fine Pinot Blancs and selected Rieslings from different vineyards in the Mosel valley. This Cuvée is only produced during exceptional years. Bernard-Massard - Crémant Millésimé Brut – 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a light golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of exotic fruits, flowers and hints of baked bread. On the palate medium bodied, nicely balanced with great freshness and a silky mouthfeel.  A sparkling wine with a top price, quality rate. 

Pinot Blanc;Riesling
Jan1
SotSas 2014
89

Maso Cantanghel

SotSas 2014

Great white blend from Trentino. Variety of Pinot Blanco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Maso Cantanghel - SotSas 2014 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a deep yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of stonefruit, citrus, blossom, honey and vanilla. On the palate good structure and complexity, light creamy with excellent acidity and minerality which give enough freshness to the wine. Nice long and full aftertaste. 

Pinot Blanco;Chardonnay;Sauvignon Blanc
Dec31
Altitude +720 2011
88

Barkan

Altitude +720 2011

Today a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel on the tasting table. Barkan - Altitude +720 2011 (88 tsomw points) In the glass dark red color with garnet reflections. After some time in the glass it shows intense aromas of black and red fruit with hints of coffee, pepper, licorice and herbs. On the palate full-bodied with flavours of plums and dark cherries, medium tannins and acidity. Not too yammy with enough freshness and a long and presistence finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec30
L' autentica 2013
89

Cantine del Notaio

L' autentica 2013

This sweet wine with Moscato and Malvasia fermented and aged in wood paired great with the ice dessert. Cantine del Notaio - L' autentica 2013 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright amber color. On the nose intense aromas of apricot, figs, peach and nougat with hints of oak, vanilla and blossom. Excellent tast on the palate. Clean and harmonious, with a nice acidity that refreshes the palate. Full and persistence finish. 

Moscato;Malvasia
Dec29
Fleur des Rochers
87

Domaine Clos des Rochers

Fleur des Rochers

Still enjoying my Holiday with this blend of 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Blanc from the Mosel region Luxembourg. Domaine Clos des Rochers – Fleur des Rochers (87 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color with amber reflections. On the nose aromas of peach, white flowers and toasted notes. On the palate medium bodied, round and light velvet with nice acidty and minerality. 

Chardonnay+Pinot Blanc
Dec28
Godello Old Vines 2015
88

Bodegas Avancia

Godello Old Vines 2015

This 100% Godello paired great with the cod fillet. Bodegas Avancia - Godello Old Vines 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of pear, tropical fruit, stonefruit and melon with hints of blossom, vanilla, blossom and toast. On the palate  medium bodied, soft and round in the mouth, light velvet with medium acidity and a touch of oak. Nice long aftertaste.

Godello
Dec27
Blanc des Blancs
90

Ruinart

Blanc des Blancs

Ruinart - Blanc des Blancs (90 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose fresh notes of citrus, pineapple, apricot and blossom. Delicious full of expressive fruit In the taste, Extremely fine mouthfeel with delicate aromas. Creamy mousse, therefore soft and round. Wonderfully dry. Pure and fresh with delicious. fruit. Nice length. 

Chardonnay
Dec26
Barolo 2012
90

Paolo Scavino

Barolo 2012

What an excellent pairing with the duck. A Barolo with an excellent PQR. Paolo Scavino – Barolo 2012 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color, light transparent. On the nose intense aromas of red cherries, raspberries, plums, rose petal, licorice and  hints of tobacco and herbs. On the palate medium bodied with dark berries, cinnamon and spiced. Shows fine grained tannins and nice complex structure. Reallu lovely Barolo in an excellente price quality range. Needs some time to be at its ideal drinking window.  

Nebbiolo
Dec26
Amarone della Valpolicella 2009
88

Tenuta Salvaterra

Amarone della Valpolicella 2009

Always a solid choice! Salvaterra - Amarone della Valpolicella 2009 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red cokor with garnet red hues. On the nose powerful aromas of ripe plums, cacoa, violets and cedar. An intense broad palate of cherries, candied fruits, cocoa and hazelnut. Great.

Corvina;Corvinone;Rondinella
Dec26
Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene 2016 – Extra Dry 2016
88

Bacio della Luna

Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene 2016 – Extra Dry 2016

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead. Happy 2018 with lots of great wines. Bacio della Luna – Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene 2016 – Extra Dry 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with a nice fine mousse. On the nose aromas of flowers, peach and pear with light bread hints. On the palate fruity and clean, good structure and refreshing. Easy drinking sparkling with enough body and a long finish.

Glera
Dec25
Valpolicella Ripasso Selezione di Famiglia 2014
88

Tinazzi

Valpolicella Ripasso Selezione di Famiglia 2014

This wine really did what I expected! Blend of Corvina 80%, Rondinella 15%, Molinara 5% Tinazzi – Valpolicella Ripasso Selezione di Famiglia 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of black cherries and prunes with hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. On the palate full bodied with good structure, fine grained tannins, nice acidity with little sweetness (not too much) and flavours of raisins, light nutty, dark red fruit, leather and tabacco.

Corvina;Rondinella;Molinara
Dec24
Minervois La Livinière 2014
88

Domaine La Rouviole

Minervois La Livinière 2014

Domaine La Rouviole - Minervois La Livinière 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass an almost black color. Oily with long legs. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, ripe plums, roasted herbs with hints of black pepper, wood, licorice and light vanilla. The taste is intense, full, long, very well balanced, versatile, powerful, dry and with a strong body. Decent acidity and present tannins make this one at least a very good wine. Top wine with excellent PQR

Syrah;Grenache
Dec23
Crémant de Luxembourg 2011
86

Domaine Clos des Rochers

Crémant de Luxembourg 2011

Have a great Christmas evening! A sparkling wine from Luxembourg? Domaine Clos des Rochers - Crémant de Luxembourg 2011 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a light gold color with a nice amount of small bubbles. On the nose aromas of green apple, lemon, bread and toast. On the palate easy drinking, nice acidity. A bit like a sparkling Chablis. It has a nice finish. Crisp and clean.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Dec20
Vosne Romanée, Les Champs Perdrix 2012
90

Bruno Clair

Vosne Romanée, Les Champs Perdrix 2012

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of blackcurrant, raspberries with hints of spices, light vanilla and truffle. On the palate concentrated, fresh attack with a little spice in the middle. It develops into a rich and intense finish. This is already dilicious but wil get even better within the next 5 to 8 years.

Pinot Noir
Dec19
Sélection 2015 Minervois - Languedoc
89

Domaine La Rouviole

Sélection 2015 Minervois - Languedoc

A beautiful blend of Syrah and Grenache with an excellent price, quality rate. Domaine La Rouviole Sélection 2015 Minervois - Languedoc (89 tsomw points) A small organic producer which is very picky on the respect of the environment and on the quality of the wine. In the glass a dark purple red color. On the nose delicate aromas of plums, red berries, tobacco, vanilla and hints of herbs. On the palate rich with a versatile palette of herbs and dark fruit. The fine tannins ensure an elegant aftertaste. Shop this @finebarrel /finebarrel.com

Syrah;Grenache
Dec18
Tripudium rosso 2013
87

Cantine Pellegrino

Tripudium rosso 2013

Cantine Pellegrino – Tripudium rosso 2013 (87 tsomw points) The wine has a deep garnet red colour. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of earth, leather, vanilla and herbs. On the palate full-bodied, dry and nicely round, mellow tannins with aromas of blackberries, dark red fruit, menthol and balsamico notes. Ends with a nice long finish.

Nero d’Avola
Dec17
Bandol 2012
89

Chateau de Pibarnon

Bandol 2012

Last year I drank the 2014 vintage and it was already very nice. Today the 2012 and you notice how it developes very nice. What a great treat this Bandol chateau de Pibarnon 2012 (89 tsomw points) 90% Mourvedre and 10% Grenache. Decanted for 1 hour and it opened up. In the glass a dark crimson red color with almost black refections. On the nose intense aromas of dark red fruits, cassis, licorice with some spices and dried herbs. On the palate dry, fruit-forward with medium tannins and acidity. Flavours are similar to the nose with good intensity and length. Already very nice and youthful so aging will make it even better. 

Mourvedre;Grenache
Dec16
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
89

Tenuta di Sesta

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Tenuta di Sesta - Brunello di Montalcino (89 tsomw points)  Beautiful ruby red color. Intense and elegant, with bright fruit flavors like black currants, plums, mixed with hints of dried herbs, licorice, orange peel and flint. The wine is full and powerful. Harmonious with a delicate slightly sweet undertone. The taste of red fruits accompanied by silky tannins, which makes the aftertaste is balanced long and perfect. 

Sangiovese
Dec15
Rosé 2016
88

Domaine du Paternel

Rosé 2016

This rosé blend with 71% Grenache 19% Cinsault 10% Mourvèdre is really one of the best in town. Domaine du Paternel – Rosé 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light Provence style pink color. On the nose delicious aromas of strabwberries, watermelon with hints of lemon, red berries and flowers. On the palate dry, medium-bodied and nicely balanced. Full in the mouth, round with nice acidity and fruits. Long refreshing finish.

Grenache;Cinsault;Mourvèdre
Dec14
Bro Bianco Forli IGT 2016
87

Noelia Ricci

Bro Bianco Forli IGT 2016

Noelia Ricci, Bro Bianco Forli IGT 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a light straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of blossom, citrus fruit and nice minerality, light saltiness. On the palate round and balanced, light cloudy but with enough acidity and freshness with a citrus and mineral backbone.

Trebbiano+Pagadebit
Dec13
Riesling Typ1 Vertrauen 2015
87

Weingut Danner

Riesling Typ1 Vertrauen 2015

Today a very nice riesling from the Baden region. Weingut Danner Riesling Typ1 Vertrauen 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose intense aromas of peach, apple and citrus fruit with nice minerality. On the palate dry, cripsy and fresh with great mouthfeel, acidity and minerality. Nice long finish.

Riesling
Dec13
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2014
88

Cantine Dei

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2014

Tre Biccherie 2017 this blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo Nero. Cantine Dei - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a brilliant dark ruby red color. On the nose black currants, cherries, dried plums with hints of cedar, herbs, cacao and truffle. On the palate rich and balanced with intense aromas of ripe black fruit and spices. Nice fine grained tannins which have potential and a long presistent finish.

Sangiovese;Canaiolo Nero
Dec12
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
89

Yarden

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

What an amazing Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Yarden - Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a deep purple red color. On the nose beautiful aromas of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, earth, leather, spices with hints of tobacco, vanilla and fresh herbs. On the palate concentrated, full-bodiedfull mouthfeel with dark ripe blackberries, blueberries, chocolate, raisins and spices. Powerfull and complex with long everlasting finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec11
A Touriga Vai Nua 2016
86

Fita Preta

A Touriga Vai Nua 2016

Suprising red one from Alentejo region – 100% Touriga Nacional. Fita Preta - A Touriga Vai Nua 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, raspberries and hints of violets, dried flowers, dried herbs and some anise. The palate is soft and round with lots of juicy flavours and nice acidity which makes it not too sweet. Very drinkable and not too heavy with great balance and structure.  

Touriga Nacional
Dec10
Closa Batllet Gratallops 2006
88

Cal Batllet

Closa Batllet Gratallops 2006

Tonight a great Priorat for this money! Cal Batllet - Closa Batllet Gratallops 2006 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark inky color. The nose shows aromas of stewed red fruit, jam, herbs and vanilla. On the palate rich and full-bodied with an alluring sweetness and silky tannins. Powerful wine with finesse.

Carignan;Grenache;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah
Dec9
 Pinot Gris Barrique 2016
87

Apostelhoeve

Pinot Gris Barrique 2016

For me one of the best Dutch wines this Pinot Gris. Apostelhoeve – Pinot Gris Barrique 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of peach, lychee, yellow plums but also tones of toast and vanilla. On the palate ripe, fleshy and round with notes of yellow fruits, apricot and well light intergrated wood. Nice long aftertaste with pleasant acidity.

Pinot Gris
Dec8
Vigna alle Nicchie 2011
90

Pietro Beconcini

Vigna alle Nicchie 2011

Ever tasted a Tempranillo from Tuscany? This one is really the bomb. Pietro Beconcini - Vigna alle Nicchie 2011 (90 tsomw points)  In the glass an intense ruby red color. After opening the wines needs some time to open up with intense aromas of blackberries, dried plums and hints of dark chocolate, earth, tobacco and sweet spices. On the palate full-bodied with nice complexity, strong tannins but not drying. Full and round mouthfeel with a long and great finish. This baby tempranillo will be the best within 3-5 years...or longer.

Tempranillo
Dec7
Riesling Heiligenstein 1 OWT 2015
87

Allram

Riesling Heiligenstein 1 OWT 2015

2day a lovely Riesling from Kamptal - Austria with some cheese. Allram - Riesling Heiligenstein 1 OWT 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass this Riesling shows a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of exotic fruits and apricot with nuances of herbs, light pepper and some honey. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with crispy acidity and lively structure. Nice long finish.

Riesling
Dec6
Poggio Alla Sala - Rosso di Montepulciano 2015
86

Gattavecchi

Poggio Alla Sala - Rosso di Montepulciano 2015

Let's middle the week with this nice red one. Gattavecchi - Poggio Alla Sala - Rosso di Montepulciano 2015 (86 tsomw points) Variety Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and Canaiolo Nero. In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose aromas of plums, cherries, leather and a hint of berries and flowers. On the palate medium bodied, warm in the mouth with lots of red and dark fruit, nicely balanced with nice tannins and acidity. 

Sangiovese; Canaiolo Nero
Dec5
Alma Negra 2014
89

Alma Negra

Alma Negra 2014

Blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot inside this mysterious looking bottle. Alma Negra – Alma Negra 2014 (89 tsomw points) In the glass an intense deep purple color. On the nose concentrated black fruits, tabacco, roasted wood, dark chocolate with hints of vanilla and violets. On the palate full-bodied, full and round in the mouth, intense flavours of dark fruits, tabacco and well integrated wood with velvet and silky tannins. Long and velvet aftertaste.

Malbec;Bonarda;Petit Verdot
Dec5
Champagne Brut Meunier
87

Salmon

Champagne Brut Meunier

This night Sinterklaas evening in Holland. Ever tasted a Champagne with 100% Pinot Meunier? Salmon – Champagne Brut Meunier (87 tsomw points) In the glass a clear golden color with fine-medium mousse. On the nose aromas of citrus fruit, white blossom, stone fruit, minerals and bread crumbs. On the palate light creamy, fresh and full with a chalky minerality and crisp acidity.

Pinot Meunier
Dec4
Basa Blanco Rueda 2016
87

Telmo Rodriguez

Basa Blanco Rueda 2016

To kick off the week a wine with an excellent PQR. Telmo Rodriguez – Basa Blanco Rueda 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color with greenisch reflections. On the nose intense aromas  of citrus fruit, white flowers, green apple and tropical fruit. On the palate it is a very tasty and fresh wine, with perfect acidity and a very light step in the mouth, easy to drink, but with character and presence. Perfect party wine.

Verdejo;Viura
Dec3
Mountain wine tinto 2012
88

Sedella

Mountain wine tinto 2012

Sedella is a red field blend from indigenous Spanish grape varieties including the rare Rom? variety 80%, Garnacha Tinta 15%, Jaen Tinto 3% and Moscatel 2%. Sedella mountain wine tinto 2012 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a deep purple red color. On the nose delicate aromas of cranberries, dried plums with hints of violets, chocolate, salt, licorice and herbs. On the palate medium full- bodied with the same fruit on the palate with fine, smooth tannins, fresh, crisp acidity and a lovely, lingering finish. 

Rom̩;Garnacha Tinta;Jaen Tinto;Moscatel
Dec2
Tinto 2014
90

Malhadinha Nova

Tinto 2014

Beautiful blend from Alicante Bouschet, Aragonês, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from the Alentejo region. Malhadinha Nova Tinto 2014 (90 tsomw points) In the glass an intense almost opaque purple color. On the nose delicate aromas of overripe black prunes, plums, violets, coffee and oriental spices. On the palate dry and full-bodied, round and velvet in the mouth, soft tannins with dark fruit  and some mint. The finish is very tasty and long. I will keep the other bottle for some more years in the cellar.

Alicante Bouschet;Aragonês;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Dec1
Capo Di Stato 2013
91

Loredan Gasparini

Capo Di Stato 2013

Still young this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes. This wine is the result of the selection of the best grapes of the vineyards. Loredan Gasparini - Capo Di Stato 2013 (91 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color with garnet rim. On the nose delicious and intense aromas of dark prunes, blueberries and blackberries with notes of mushrooms, earth, tabacco, cocoa, herbs and light spices. On the palate medium- full bodied with nice balance and elegance. Top round mouthfeel with lots of red fruit, black pepper, subtle wood and chocolate. Smooth tannins and a nice long cherry finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Malbec
Nov30
Great Terroirs Cuvée Bella Rada 2015
87

Borovitza

Great Terroirs Cuvée Bella Rada 2015

Ever tasted a wine from Bulgaria? Today a blend of Chardonnay, Rkatsiteli and a bit of Sauvignon on the drinking table. Borovitza - Great Terroirs Cuvée Bella Rada 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a deep golden color. On the nose aromas of pear, peach with hints of flowers, light smoky. On the palate medium- full bodied with good balance between creaminess and citrus fruit which gives the right freshness. Nice complexity and aftertaste with peach, spices and vanilla.

Chardonnay;Rkatsiteli;Sauvignon blanc
Nov30
Monica Iselis Rosso 2014
87

Argiolas

Monica Iselis Rosso 2014

A couple of weeks ago we tasted this red wine...with good weather. Tonight a wine from Sardegna with the Monica variety. Argiolas - Monica Iselis Rosso 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of ripe cherries, plums with notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, pepper and vanilla. On the palate round and balanced, soft in the mouth with spices, vanilla, dark ripe fruits and nice long aftertaste. 

Monica
Nov29
Il Blu Toscana IGT 2011
90

Brancaia

Il Blu Toscana IGT 2011

This is really a great Super Tuscan. Blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Brancaia - Il Blu Toscana IGT (90 tsomw points) In the glass a medium garnet-red color. On the nose pretty complex with aromas of berries, earth, dried herbs and hints of lavender and spices. On the palate full-bodied but elegant. Great balanced with fine tannins. Despite its 14.5% it shows nice freshness with blueberries and tangy raspberries with medium acidity. Finishes long, with slightly chewy, fine tannins and subtle notes of oak and spice. 

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov28
Rubiolo 2015
87

Gagliole

Rubiolo 2015

What an amazing time we had at Gagliole - Castellina in Chianti. Good wines, nice weather and a warm welcome. Gagliole - Rubiolo 2015 (87 tsomw points) 2015 had a cold and rainy winter followed by a hot, dry summer creating small bunches of Sangiovese, although concentration levels went very good. Really a good Chianti just like their other wines. Lots of good reviews and scores from the International Wine Press. Keep an eye on them.

Sangiovese
Nov27
Löwengang Cabernet 2013
89

Alois Lageder

Löwengang Cabernet 2013

Dark clouds, heavy wind, rain all day... What can save your day? Right! This delicious "Bordeaux" blend from Alto Adige. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Alois Lageder - Löwengang Cabernet 2013 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a deep cherry red color. On the nose delicate aromas of black currants, ripe cherries, white pepper and well integrated wood. On the palate full-bodied with good concentration and structure. Good freshness with nice acidity and already soft tannins. Great and long finish. Will be even better within 3-5 years. 

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Nov26
Tinto Douro 2013
86

Quinta de Cottas

Tinto Douro 2013

Another nice discovery from Portugal. Cottas - Tinto Douro 2013 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby ??red color. On the nose intense aromas dominated by blackberries and ripe plums balanced with notes of flowers and vanilla. On the palate medium- full bodied with good structure and balance, round and soft in the mouth with nice long aftertaste. 

Touriga Franca
Nov24
Chianti Classico 2014
87

Rocca di Castagnoli

Chianti Classico 2014

This wine is made from 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino. Rocca di Castagnoli - Chianti Classico 2014 (87 tsomw points) This Chianti is already very nice. In the glass it shows a dark red color. On the nose a delicate cherry scent, combined with spices, violets, tabacco and almonds. On the palate very juicy with fine acidity and medium tannins. Long and balanced aftertaste.

Sangiovese;Colorino;Canaiolo
Nov23
Chardonnay - Strasser Groißl - Qualitätswein 2016
87

Weingut Reinhard Topf

Chardonnay - Strasser Groißl - Qualitätswein 2016

Weingut Reinhard Topf - Chardonnay - Strasser Groißl - Qualitätswein 2016 (87 tsomw points) Not the typical Chardonnay but a very nice refreshing one. In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of exotic fruit, melon and  citrus with nice minerality. On the palate solid and fresh, good balance with nice minerality, very light creamy and good acidity. Nice long aftertaste.

Chardonnay
Nov23
Tinto Joven 2016
83

Bodega Laus

Tinto Joven 2016

Almost weekend. Tonight a Spanish red one from the Aragon region at the foot of the Pyrenees. Bodega Laus - Tinto Joven 2016 (83 tsomw points) Blend of Merlot and Syrah. In the glass a dark cherry red color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries and red berries. On the palate good balance, fresh and soft in the mouth with velvet tannins. Easy going wine for a easy going evening.

Merlot;Syrah
Nov22
Grand Nectar demi-sec
85

Champagne Beaumont des Crayeres

Grand Nectar demi-sec

Let’s start #winewednesday with a demi-sec Champagne. A  great pairing with the stawberries ice dessert. Blend of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Champagne Beaumont des Crayeres – Grand Nectar demi-sec. (85 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color with fine mousse. On the nose expressive aromas of candied fruit , green apple and biscuit with hints of citrus and almond. On the palate soft and slightly sweet. Great with dessert.

Pinot Meunier;Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Nov21
Antao Vaz Branco 2016
87

Malhadinha Nova

Antao Vaz Branco 2016

Memories of better weather in the Netherlands. Today a tyical variety from Alentejo Portugal – the Antao Vaz grape. Malhadinha Nova - Antao Vaz Branco 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with green reflections. On the nose aromas of citrus fruit, pineapple, fresh cut grass with hints of melon and orangepeel. On the palate mouthfilling, well structured and elegant. Lively acidity and aftertaste.

Antao Vaz
Nov21
Prunicce Toscana 2014
85

Pakravan Papi

Prunicce Toscana 2014

A Super Tuscan this evening - Blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Pakravan Papi Prunicce Toscana 2014 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the palate intense aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries, plums with hints of chocolate and some herbs. On the palate medium-bodied and round. Tight- medium tannins and high acidity with ripe red fruit, cedar and chocolate. Long finish with vanilla.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvigno;Cabernet Franc
Nov20
Tokaji Hárslevel 2015
86

Zsirai

Tokaji Hárslevel 2015

Today a Hungarian white wine from a selected harvest of Harslevelu grapes that aged in new wine barrels for 3 months. Zsirai - Tokaji Hárslevel 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose aromas of citrus, peach and some apricot with hints of flowers and herbs. On the palate well balanced, refreshing with hints of minerality. Nice acidty with white fruits and nice aftertaste.

Hárslevelű
Nov20
Teodoro Marche 2012
88

La Murola

Teodoro Marche 2012

In the glass tonight this 100% Montepulciano. La Murola – Teodoro Marche (88 tsomw points) It shows a deep ruby red color with pomegranate reflections. On the nose intense aromas of ripe cherries and plums with hints of white peppet, chocolate and eucalyptus. On the palate full-bodied, very concentrated and round with hints of plums, licorice and black currants in good harmony with the shoft tannins. Nice finish.

Montepulciano
Nov19
L’aura 2014
87

Querceto di Castellina

L’aura 2014

Tuscany memories! Also a great place 2 stay for some days.  Querceto di Castellina - L’aura 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose aromas of black cherries, wet earth, savory and a bit rustic and spices. On the palate well balanced, medium - full bodied, still firm tannins but good with the pasta. Long great finish.

Sangiovese
Nov18
Riesling 2014
86

Egon Müller Scharzhof

Riesling 2014

Today an excellent producer from the Mosel.  Egon Müller Scharzhof - Riesling 2014 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose slate, little petrol, lemon zest, granny smith and some hints of peach and flowers. On the palate loads of acidity, but well-balanced with the body, which shows a nice touch of viscosity, and slightly off-dry. Nice long finish. As aperetif for me a little too sweet. With the Asian food better.

Riesling
Nov17
Amarasco Cesanese 2015
86

Principe Pallavicini

Amarasco Cesanese 2015

From the volcanic soil South of Rome comes this nice red wine. Principe Pallavicini - Amarasco Cesanese 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of dark red fruit, nutmeg, roses and spices. On the palate, soft and round, easy drinking with soft tannins. Flavours of ripe red fruit, earth, coffee and balsamico.

Cesanese
Nov16
Gris 2015 - 2008
90

Lis Neris

Gris 2015 - 2008

We had the opportunity to taste two vintages of their Pinot Grigio.( Gris) Vintage 2015 and 2008!!! Yes 2008 sounds very old but it was still kicking ass. Lis Neris – Gris 2015 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a intense lemon yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of flowers, pears, tropical fruits whit hints of light oak, honey and spices. On the palate nicely balanced, complex, full of fresh fruit and nicely structured. Great mineral tone with nice acidity and long finish. Lis Neris – Gris 2008 (91 tsomw points) This wine was still so good! With even more complexity and intensity. Great!

Nov15
Buon Governo 2015
84

Picini

Buon Governo 2015

This wine from Tuscany got a second fermentation by adding a small percentage of dried grapes. Just like the Ripasso method. A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Colorino and Cabernet Sauvignon. Picini - Buon Governo 2015 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a dark cherry red color. On the nose aromas of cherries, blueberries with hints of violets and spices. On the palate little sweet from the second fermentation, nice acidity. Soft in the mouth with medium aftertaste. A very good wine in Its price range.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Colorino;Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov14
L'Atto Basilicata I.G.T.Rosso 2015
87

Cantine del Notaio

L'Atto Basilicata I.G.T.Rosso 2015

100% Aglianico del Vulture from the Basilicata region. Cantine del Notaio - L'Atto Basilicata I.G.T.Rosso 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a deep dark red color with violet reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of cherries and blackberries with hints of violets, spices and herbs. On the palate rich, full and round with a little sweetness. Good balance between acidity and medium tannins with dark fruit, coffee and leather in the aftertaste.

Aglianico
Nov13
Furmint 2016
87

Triebaumer

Furmint 2016

Have you ever tasted wine from Furmint grapes? Orginally a variety from Hungary also used in dessert wines like Tokaji. Now we are tasting a wine from Burgenland – Austria with 100 % Furmint. Triebaumer – Furmint 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose a little shy but needs some time to show aromas of pear, yellow apple with hints of tropical fruit and white flowers. On the palate dry, crispy with nice acidity with flavours of apple, pear and citrus fruit.

Furmint
Nov12
Weißburgunder trocken 2016
84

Weingut am Nil

Weißburgunder trocken 2016

Monday! Another interesting white wine from the Pfalz. Weingut am Nil – Weißburgunder trocken 2016 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with golden reflections. On the nose aromas of pear, apricot and pineapple with hints of hay and nuts. On the palate light creamy, with subtle spice and nice freshness of the fruit and mild acidity. Elegant and light wine.

Weißburgunder trocken
Nov12
Cuatro Pasos - Black Mencia 2014
87

Martin Codax - Cuatro Pasos

Cuatro Pasos - Black Mencia 2014

This evening a nice red one from the Bierzo region from the North of Spain. Martin Codax - Cuatro Pasos - Black Mencia 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark cherry red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas blackberries, ripe cherries and strawberries with hints of earth, vanilla and spices. On the palate elegant structure with dark red fruit and well integrated wood. Soft tannins with nice long finish

Mencia
Nov10
Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2015
89

Fattoria Le Pupille

Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2015

This week we joined a wine and dine at restaurant de leuf with the great wines of Fattoria Le Pupille. We also had the chance to taste their Flagship. Still young but very promising!  Fattoria Le Pupille - Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark crimson red color. On the nose intense aromas of black currant, plums, cherries and cocoa with hints of spices  and violets. On the palate lots of power, tight tannins, high acidity with great juiciness and freshness. Give this baby some more years and the wood will be better integrated with smooth tannins.

Nov10
Smeriglo Syrah 2014
88

Baracchi

Smeriglo Syrah 2014

Nice memories of the Tuscany - Cortona region. We had a great time at Baracchi winery and ofcourse "Il Falconiere hotel. Such an amazing place. Baracchi - Smeriglo Syrah 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the nose aromas of wild berries, cinnamon, spices, pepper, vanilla and coffee. On the palate smooth and soft with enough power. Top Syrah from Tuscany.

Syrah
Nov9
Monte da Peceguina 2014
87

Malhadinha

Monte da Peceguina 2014

Another nice wine from Portugal from the Alentejo region. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah. Malhadinha – Monte da Peceguina 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color with purple, bownish reflections. On the nose delicious fresh aromas of cherries, prunes and licorice with hints of chocolate, spices and some blossom. On the palate round, velvet in the mouth with silky tannins, good balance and texture. The well integrated oak gives nice complexity to the long finish.

Touriga Nacional;Trincadeira;Aragonez;Alicante Bouschet;Syrah
Nov9
Cuvée rosé trocken 2016
85

Weingut Becker

Cuvée rosé trocken 2016

Rosé wine from Rheinhessen. Weingut Becker – cuvée rosé trocken 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a pink, rosy color. On the nose aromas of red berries, strawberries asn hints of herbs. On the palate balanced, easy drinking with nice freshness. A nice companion with crisp salads and asian food or just with risotto and spicy chicken.

Nov8
Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker 2016
88

Von Winning

Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker 2016

Von Winning – Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a bright straw yellow color. On the nose delicious aromas of lime, peach, apple, some grapefruit and lots of flint and hints of flowers and spices. On the palate at first cripsy on the tongue, with citrus freshness and highly mineral with great density. Flavours of menthol, lime and grapefruit. Extreme precise and a great soft finish with nice minerality. Drink not too cold and use bigger glasses and mabye the decanter for a while.

Riesling
Nov8
Della Casa 2012
89

Loredan Gasparini

Della Casa 2012

Delicious blend from the Veneto region. Variety of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and small ammount of Malbec. Loredan Gasparini - Della Casa 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a brilliant ruby red color. On the nose aromas of dark red fruit like bramble, black currant, plum with hints of forest floor, leather, pines and spices. On the palate medium- full bodied, dry with fresh acidity, fine grained tannins and well balanced. Shows flavours of black fruit and soft touches of well integrated wood. Nice long aftertaste. Give this wine some more years and you will touch heaven. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Malbec
Nov7
Rosso Piceno Superiore Kone – 2012
89

Vigneti Vallorani

Rosso Piceno Superiore Kone – 2012

A wonderful organic blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano from the Marche region. Vigneti Vallorani - Rosso Piceno Superiore Kone – 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose intense aromas of dried plums, cherries with hints of violets, licorice and black pepper. On the palate harmonious and structured with fine and silky tannins, velvet with a nice aftertaste of red fruits, spices and anise.

Nov7
Euphoria Rosé 2016
86

Quinta do Convento do Paraiso

Euphoria Rosé 2016

This rosé is a good example of the improvement in quality of the wines produced in the Algarve. Quinta do Convento do Paraiso – Euphoria Rosé 2016 (86 tsomw points) 100% Touriga Nacional. In the glass it shows a deep pink, orange color. On the nose aromas of ripe red fruits like strawberries, berries and hints of blossom. Good presence in the mouth, well balanced, nice acidity with nice fruity aftertaste. Great easy sipper for hot summer days, or Autumn!

Nov6
Thurcalesu, Cannonau di Sardegna 2015
84

Cantina Berritta

Thurcalesu, Cannonau di Sardegna 2015

Monday evening. It's cold outside so we have to pick a nice red one to warm up. Cantina Berritta - Thurcalesu, Cannonau di Sardegna 2015 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, red berries with hints of sweet herbs, pepper and balsamico. On the palate medium- full bodied good balance, medium tannins and long finish. For me slightly too sweet but well done wine. 

Cannonau
Nov6
Gelber Muskateller 2016
86

Weingut Türk

Gelber Muskateller 2016

From Austria - Weingut Türk – Gelber Muskateller 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of green apple, elderberries, citrus fruit and hints of nutmeg. On the palate not too sweat (what I expected) and easy drinking with a vibrant acidity. Nice fresh aftertaste. Ideal wine for hot summer days. 

Gelber Muskateller
Nov5
Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2013
87

Santa Maria la Palma

Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2013

This wine fits perfect with the Autumn weather. Santa Maria la Palma - Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red, garnet color. On the nose aromas of toasted oak, sour cherries, plums, earthy notes with hints of vanilla. On the palate medium / full-bodied, nicely balanced with flavours of black pepper, dark red fruits and light wood. Nice soft in the mouth with medium acidity. Cheers.

Cannonau
Nov5
Chardonnay 2016
87

Terre di Ger

Chardonnay 2016

A refreshing chardonnay from Friuli. Great with the Aubergine. Terre di Ger - Chardonnay 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color with green reflections. On the nose aromas of apple, citrus fruits and some nuts. On the palate dry, solid with enough freshness. Nice acidity and nice aftertaste. 

Chardonnay
Nov4
Korem - Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2013
90

Argiolas

Korem - Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2013

Top red blend from the South of Sardegna. Argiolas - Korem - Isola dei Nuraghi IGT (90 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby ??red color. On the nose delicate aromas of blackberries, cherries and dried flowers with hints of vanilla, coffee mint and spices. On the palate great structure and intensity, well accompanied by a pleasant softness, a good amount of alcohol and tannins present but not annoying. Light spicy, woody and ripe tannins. 

Nov3
Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015
89

Jordan

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015

In 2014, this Stellenbosch Chardonnay won the world's best Chardonnay title at the World Wine Awards. Jordan - Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of citrus, vanilla and toast with hints of butter, nuts and light wood and honey. On the palate mouthfilling, silky and soft in the mouth. Light creamy but with enough acidity. Long everlasting mineral finish. 

Chardonnay
Nov2
Presa Romana Macabeu 2015
87

Costador

Presa Romana Macabeu 2015

100% Macabeau from Catalunya. Fermentation in amphoras, 7 months in French oak. Costador - Presa Romana Macabeu 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose aromas of tropical fuits, fennel, fieldflowers with soft hints of wood and butter. On the palate dry, nice complexity, soft in the mouth, light creamy with nice acidity. Long aftertaste. Don’t drink too cold. 

Nov2
Roda I reserva 1995
90

Bodegas Roda

Roda I reserva 1995

Bodegas Roda - Roda I reserva 1995 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a clear, deep garnet color. Slight bricking. On the nose delicious aromas of ripe prunes, cherries with hints of leather, licorice, herbs and spices. The palate was so nice with fine tannins, still alive and kicking acidity with flavours of leather, toasted cherries and spices. A great wine and still not at its prime. A great Rioja with a good PQR. 

Tempranillo
Nov1
Clos Roareti 2013 Rosso Veronese
89

Guerrieri Rizzardi

Clos Roareti 2013 Rosso Veronese

Top refined Merlot from the Veneto region which paired great with the beef! Guerrieri Rizzardi - Clos Roareti 2013 Rosso Veronese – 89 tsomw points. In the glass a dark garnet color. In the nose delicious aromas of blackberries, cherries and roses with hints of black pepper, truffle and forest floor. On the palate dry, very smooth and not too yammy. good acidity with nice wood integration. Lovely long finish. Still very young but oh so nice.

Merlot
Nov1
Achenio Bogheri bianco 2015
87

Campo Alla Sughera

Achenio Bogheri bianco 2015

White wine from Bolgheri? Yes! A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino and Chardonnay. Campo Alla Sughera – Achenio Bogheri bianco (87 tsomw points) In the glass this white one shows an intense straw yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose aromas of blossom, mandarin and stonefruit with hints of almond and caramel. On the palate balanced and solid. The acidity makes it refeshing. Clean in the mouth with light wood notes and a long aftertaste.

Sauvignon Blanc;Vermentino;Chardonnay
Oct31
87

Cantina Terlano

"Winkl" Sauvignon 2016

One of my favourite Sauvignon Blanc from Alto Adige region. Cantina Terlano "Winkl" Sauvignon 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass an intense golden yellow color with green reflections. On the nose aromas of peaches, stonefruit, grapefruit, lemon with hints of honey, melon and spices. On the palate balanced with intense yellow fruits, rich taste and minerality with a steely acidity and a long finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct31
Ried Vordernberg, Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Reserve 2016
88

Wengut Josef & Philipp BruendlMayer

Ried Vordernberg, Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Reserve 2016

Austria is getting more and more my favourite for refreshing white wines. Wengut Josef & Philipp BruendlMayer – Ried Vordernberg, Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Reserve (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with green/silver reflexes. On the nose delicious aromas of stonefruit, tropical fruits with great minerals and hint of herbs. On the palate refreshing and nice complexity with great fruit flavours and acidity, minerality and long aftertaste with light honey nuances.

Grüner Veltliner
Oct30
Granello Toscana Passito 2016
87

Barone Ricasoli

Granello Toscana Passito 2016

Tuscany Flashback. A great dessert wine (95 % Sauvignon) Barone Ricasoli - Granello Toscana Passito 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of tropical fruits, raisins, honey and sweet plums. On the palate well balanced. Good marriage between the sweetness and the acidity. Long and elegant finish. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct30
Ribolla Gialla “Colli Orientali del Friuli”
82

Andrea Visintini

Ribolla Gialla “Colli Orientali del Friuli”

Last week we had a small Friuli tasting and we started with this sparkling. Andrea Visintini - Ribolla Gialla “Colli Orientali del Friuli” (82 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of flowers, ripe white fruits and hints of hazelnut. On the palate fragrant yeastiness, ok acidity and a light bitter finish.

Ribolla Gialla
Oct29
Campo San Giorgio Conero Riserva 2011
89

Umani Ronchi

Campo San Giorgio Conero Riserva 2011

Great 100 % Montepulciano from the Marche region. Umani Ronchi – Campo San Giorgio Conero Riserva 2011 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with crimson rim. On the nose delicious aromas of ripe cherries, plums, cedar wood, flowers and hints of licorice, herbs and vanilla. On the palate medium bodied with enough freshness. Nice red fruit flavours, acidity and soft tannins. Great and long aftertaste.

Montepulciano
Oct29
Perlato del Bosco Toscana Vermentino 2016
88

Tua Rita

Perlato del Bosco Toscana Vermentino 2016

Vermentino from Tuscany? Yes and it’s very tasty. Tua Rita - Perlato del Bosco Toscana Vermentino 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose blossom, citrus fruits, pear with hints of melon and light spicyness. On the palate rich and balanced, with a great freshness and acidity. Long and fruity finish.

88
Oct28
Rouge 2013
85

Domaine des Tourelles

Rouge 2013

Tonight a nice red blend from Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 40%, Cinsault 15%, Carignan 5%. Domaine des Tourelles - Rouge 2013 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple edges. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and plums with hints of olives and tobacco. On the palate medium- full bodied, light grippy tannins with again cherries and spices and nice acidity. Nice fruity aftertaste.  

Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah;Cinsault;Carignan
Oct28
Rosengartl Grüner Veltliner 2015
89

Waldschütz

Rosengartl Grüner Veltliner 2015

This is really a stunning white wine from Austria. It paired great with the Asian food. Waldschütz - Rosengartl Grüner Veltliner 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color with green reflections. On the nose it shows aromas of lychee, apricot and mango with hints of stonefruit and little spices. On the palate well balanced with great acidity and freshness. Such a pleasant wine with a nice long finish. 

Grüner Veltliner
Oct27
Red Angel 2013
87

Jermann

Red Angel 2013

Nice blend from Friuli. 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon. Jermann - Red Angel 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a deep dark red color. In the nose red cherries, strawberries, leather and liliacs with a touch of minerality. On the palate tart strawberries are dominant, with hints of green pepper. Medium bodied. Fresh red fruit on the long finish. Very fresh and light all around.

Pinot Noir;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct27
Panzale Isola dei Nuraghi 2015
85

Cantina Berritta

Panzale Isola dei Nuraghi 2015

Today 100 % Panzale (an indigenous grape) from Sardegna. Cantina Berritta – Panzale Isola dei Nuraghi 2015 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a deep golden and amber color. On the nose intense aromas of citrus, white fruits, apple with hints of blossom and minerals. On the palate solid but with a nice freshness and acidity. Medium finish with hints af almond. 

Panzale
Oct26
Toscane de Ferrari 2012
87

Boscarelli

Toscane de Ferrari 2012

Entry level of this winery. Blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Boscarelli - Toscane de Ferrari 2012 (87 tsomw points) Medium red / purple color in the glass. On the nose delicate aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of tobacco and chocolate. On the palate medium bodied, very fruity, medium acidity and easy drinking with good finish.

Oct26
Mara Moura Godello 2015
87

Terras do Cigarron (Martin Codax)

Mara Moura Godello 2015

To kick off the weekend we open this beautiful white one from Galicia. Terras do Cigarron (Martin Codax ) - Mara Moura Godello 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a straw yellow color with greenish rim. The nose shows light aromas of white fruit, blossom, hay with hints of nuts and stone. In the mouth it has a good entrance, with good acidity, clean, dry, structured with white fruit and minerals. Nice velvet aftertaste with light bitter note.

Godello
Oct25
Pelago 2013
89

Umani Ronchi

Pelago 2013

Blend of Montepulciano 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 10%. Umani Ronchi - Pelago 2013 (89 tsomw points) In the glass dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose intense aromas of black fruit, coffee, spices with hints of vanilla and tobacco. On the palate solid and balanced, powerful with red fruit, vanilla and nice minerality. Still strong tannins so some more years will even make it better.

Montepulciano;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct25
Schioppettino 2010
87

La Tunella

Schioppettino 2010

The black Ribolla, also known as Schioppettino, is one of the indigenous native vines of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. La Tunella – Schioppettino 2010 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a deep dark red color. On the nose dark red berries, figs, nuts with hints of  balsamico and wood. Dry and velvety taste with a tight and powerful touch of well-integrated tannins.

Schioppettino
Oct24
Chianti Classico 2013
86

Castello Monsanto

Chianti Classico 2013

A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. Castello Monsanto - Chianti Classico 2013 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a middle ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of sour cherries, strawberries, red berries, light meaty with hints of earth and minerals. Strong, intriguing but pleasant mouth. Slight acid overhang but not disturbing. All over a nice not typical Chianti. 

Sangiovese;Canaiolo;Colorino
Oct24
Piromafo Salento Negroamaro 2008
88

I Valle Dell Asso

Piromafo Salento Negroamaro 2008

After some years in the cellar it was time to open this 100% Negroamaro from the Puglia region. I Valle Dell Asso - Piromafo Salento Negroamaro 2008 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intensive aromas of cherries, blackberries, liquorice with hints of balsamico and nuts. On the palate soft and round, good balance with nice acidity (not to sweet) and freshness. I keep one bottle for 3 more years.

Negroamaro
Oct23
Il Nero di Casanova 2013
87

Spinetta

Il Nero di Casanova 2013

A nice blend of 5% colorino, 95%sangiovese. Spinetta - Il Nero di Casanova 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of black berries, cherries with hints of leather, chocolate and tea. On the palate solid and complex with good balance with soft tannins and acidity and a long and soft spicy finish.

Sangiovese;Colorino
Oct23
Benedictus Lugana 2015
87

Le Morette

Benedictus Lugana 2015

100 % Turbiana. The local version of the well known Trebbiano. Le Morette - Benedictus Lugana 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of green apple, exotic fruit, pear and lychee with hints of herbs, barrel and spices. On the palate rich, light buttery with enough freshness and a long final. Very good price quality rate.

Turbiana
Oct22
Vertigo 2015
87

Livio Felluga

Vertigo 2015

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the Friuli region. Livio Felluga - Vertigo 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red colour with purplish reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of plum, strawberries, spices, blackberry, violets and nutmeg with hints of tobacco. On the palate powerful and elegant. Fruity aromas of pomegranate, elderberry berries with some nutty notes; aftertaste of cocoa and balsamic hints.   

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct22
Las Chorlas Tempranillo Arlanza 2015
82

Leza & Gonzàlez Grapes

Las Chorlas Tempranillo Arlanza 2015

100 % tempranillo from Spain. Las Chorlas Tempranillo Arlanza 2015 (82 tsomw points) On the nose intense aromas of ripe red fruit like red berries, cherries with some spicy hints. On the palate soft in the mouth, easy drinking with red tart fruit and medium acidity. I prefer the more solid Tempranillo with more body and character but I know lots of people will love this light sweet version. 

Tempranillo
Oct21
7 Pergole 2011
87

Villa Corniole

7 Pergole 2011

Lately I tasted some very nice red ones from North Italy. Tonight also a red one from Trentino. Villa Corniole - 7 Pergole 2011 (87 tsomw points) In the glass an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of currants, cherries and raspberries with hints of balsamico, flowers and spicyness. On the palate dry, solid and balanced, with nice red fruit, acidity and soft tannins. Nice long aftertaste with balsamico hints.

Oct21
Riesling trocken, Zellertal 2016
86

Weingut Schwedhelm

Riesling trocken, Zellertal 2016

In Holland there is a small indian summer so I had to sip something refreshing. Weingut Schwedhelm - Riesling trocken, Zellertal (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, apricot, stone flavors with hints of citrus. On the palate vivid and refreshing with orange hints, nice minerality and acidity. Cheers or Zum Wohl.

Riesling
Oct20
Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero
87

SoloUva

Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero

100% Chardonnay this very nice sparkling from FranciaCorta. SoloUva – Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. It shows a fine and persistence mousse. On the nose aromas of white blossom, fruity tones with light hints of crust of bread and herbs. On the palate light creamy with nice freshness, acidity and minerality.

Chardonnay
Oct20
Caprasia Bobal 2014
88

Casa Alfaro

Caprasia Bobal 2014

Great red one from Valencia with an excellent price, quality rate. Casa Alfaro - Caprasia Bobal 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass this red one shows a deep red color withviolet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of ripe cherries, blackcurrant and blueberries with hints of black pepper, coffee, licorice and chocolate. On the palate full-bodied, meaty, concentrated but with nice freshness. Bold tannins but smooth with nice acidity and long finish.

Bobal
Oct19
Axia Xinomavro Syrah 2014
87

Alpha Estate

Axia Xinomavro Syrah 2014

What a nice Greek red one – It paired great with the meat dish. Alpha Estate – Axia Xinomavro Syrah 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intensive aromas of cassis, raspberry, black pepper and hints of wet wood and leather. On the palate very rich and dence with a slight chew to the tannins. Nicely balanced with fresh acidity. In the end a light bitter finish.

Syrah
Oct19
Reserva Tinto 2014
88

Quinta de Cottas

Reserva Tinto 2014

Quinta de Cottas – Reserva Tinto (88 tsomw points) A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz. In the glass a dark red color with opaque reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of red red berries, wild fruits, spices, cinnamon with hints of flowers, caramel, chocolate and coffee. On the palate soft and round but also powerful and intense, well balanced and fresh with a long everlasting finish.

Touriga Nacional;Touriga Franca;Tinta Roriz
Oct18
Alvarinho 2016
85

WA(和) / Villa Nova

Alvarinho 2016

This Alvarinho would be great to pair with oriental cuisine. WA(?) – Alvarinho 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of citrus, peach with hints of white blossom. On the palate dry, medium bodied,  refreshing and balanced. Nice aftertaste.

Alvarinho
Oct18
Albarino 2016
87

Martin Codax

Albarino 2016

Summer in the glass this white wine from the Rias Baixas region (Spain) Martin Codax - Albarino 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright, straw yellow color. On the nose intense aromas pineapple, green apples, citrus and grapefruit with hints of fresh herbs, stone and grass. On the palate fresh and crispy, medium / full-bodied, rounded with citrus fruit, nice minerality and a light petillance that gives the wine a vivacious, fresh finish. 

Albarino
Oct18
Centovie Pecorino 2015
87

Umani Ronchi

Centovie Pecorino 2015

Today we taste a new biowine from the Marche region. Umani Ronchi – Centovie Pecorino 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of elderberry, citrus, peach and blossom with hints of aromatic herbs. On the palate elegant, persistence and solid with nice freshness. Returning aromas found on the nose with nice finish and minerality.

Pecorino
Oct17
Vette Sauvignon Blanc 2016
89

Tenuta San Leonardo

Vette Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Bad weather in Holland. Let’s make the sun shine with this Sauvignon Blanc from Trentino. Tenuta San Leonardo – Vette Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (89 tsomw points) Famous of their Bordeaux blends but this white one also impresses me. A very bright golden color in the glass. On the nose delicate aromas of lime, gooseberry, peach, grassy with hints of wet rocks, white pepper and mint. Expressive on the palate but with a great freshness and minerality, ripe fruit, lively acidity and nice length.

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct16
Maso Lordon 2004
89

Letrari

Maso Lordon 2004

This wine is now at it's prime. Much better then 5 years ago. Really great blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Letrari - Maso Lordon 2004 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright ruby-red color. In the nose forrest fruits, herbs and a touch of wet earth, vanilla and cacao. On the palate dry, solid and harmonious with blackcurrant, plum, raspberries and cherries. Medium tannic and a fine acidity. Long aftertaste. A nice, mature and full-bodied wine.

Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct15
No. 5 Rosé 2016
86

Bodvar

No. 5 Rosé 2016

What is your secret to survive a cloudy Tuesday? What about Bodvar No. 5 Rosé 2016 (86 tsomw points) This no 5 Rose from Bodvar is made from Grenache and Cinsault made in the Provence region. It offers a nose with ripe fruits but also has a sharpness to it. A strong tang with citrus and grated peel. Lush body with peaches and apricots and some dried herbs. The rosé is very dry and has only a tiny sweetness. 

Grenache;Cinsault
Oct15
Malvasia Puntinata DOC Roma 2016
87

Principe Pallavicini

Malvasia Puntinata DOC Roma 2016

On winewednesday we opened this delicate white wine from the middle of Italy. Principe Pallavicini – Malvasia Puntinata DOC Roma 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color with greenish reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of white blossom, peach, pear and almond with hints of citrus and herbs. On the palate rich and balanced, refreshing with citrus and peach, light silky and a long aftertaste.

Malvasia
Oct14
Riesling Trocken 2016
87

Marcel Christ

Riesling Trocken 2016

Autumn has entered – fallen leaves everywhere. To celebrate the start of October we opened this Riesling from Rheinhessen. Marcel Christ – Riesling Trocken (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose aromas of pineapple, citrus with hints of melon and stone. On the palate dry/semi dry, fresh with white fruits, nice acidity and minerality and a long tasty finish.

Riesling
Oct14
Ribera del Duero Crianza 2014
88

Valtravieso

Ribera del Duero Crianza 2014

A great red one from Spain with an excellent PQR.  Valtravieso - Ribera del Duero Crianza 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a medium red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of blueberries, cherries with hints of vanilla, herbs, leather and spices. On the palate medium bodied, good balance with nice acidity and tannins. Full but fresh with dark red fruit and long soft aftertaste.

Tinta Fina;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct13
Brut Rosé Grand Cru
87

Champagne Juillet Lallement

Brut Rosé Grand Cru

What fits better by the weekend as a nice sparkling.???? Champagne Juillet Lallement- Brut Rosé Grand Cru (87 tsomw points) Nice Rosé Champagne. On the nose aromas of toast, cranberries and cherry, lemon peel, and smoky notes and licorice. On the palate a firm acidity and a fine-grained texture.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Oct12
Caladessa Tinto 2015
85

Herdade da Calada

Caladessa Tinto 2015

What's in your glass this evening?  Herdade da Calada - Caladessa Tinto 2015 (85 tsomw points) This wine has been made from Portuguese grapes including Tinta Caiada, Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional. In the glass a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of red berries, prunes, figs withyumm hints of raisins and herbs. On the palate medium/full-bodied with dark ripe fruit, soft tannins and medium long finish.

Tinta Caiada;Alfrocheiro;Touriga Nacional
Oct12
L' Incontro 2013
87

Colosi

L' Incontro 2013

It's weekend. Time 4 a tasty Nero D' Avola from Sicily. Colosi L' Incontro 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe ref fruit like cherries and plums with notes of dried blossom and leather. Full and soft in the mouth with notes of red fruit. Persistent with nice acidity, light wood and long finish.

Nero D' Avola
Oct11
Torricella Toscana 2015
88

Barone Ricasoli

Torricella Toscana 2015

It’s WineThursday. Today the Story about a great white blend from Tuscany. Chardonnay 75%, Sauvignon blanc 25% Barone Ricasoli – Torricella Toscana 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of fresh citrus, mandarin, grapefruit with hints of vanilla, little spice and roasted nuts. On the palate rich and complex, fresh and pleasant with spicy notes and hints of peach and apricot. Great and long final. This blend can be drunk fresh and direct, but it is also suitable for long aging.

Chardonnay;Sauvignon blanc
Oct11
Roero Arneis San Michele 2016
88

Deltetto

Roero Arneis San Michele 2016

Deltetto – Roero Arneis San Michele 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of grapefruit, apple, lemon with hints of almond, white flowers and light vanilla. On the palate solid and fresh with great minerality and acidity showing tropical fruits, lime and peaches and almond in the long aftertaste. @deltettowinery

Roero Arneis
Oct10
Pinela 2016
86

Finovino

Pinela 2016

We tasted the Finovino – Pinela 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a pale sunny yellow color. On the nose aromas of peach, pineapple, citrus and dried flowers. On the palate medium-full bodied with a distinct minerality that completes the balance of freshness and smoothness. Very nice. My first wine from Slovenia and really a nice one. When you want to try more of their wines you can also order a tasting package of their wines.

Pinela
Oct10
Profundo Selektion Karlsberg 2013
87

Hofkellerei Des Fürsten von Liechtenstein

Profundo Selektion Karlsberg 2013

Ever tasted a red wine from Austria? This Zweigelt tasted really good. Hofkellerei Des Fürsten von Liechtenstein - Profundo Selektion Karlsberg 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass this wine shows a dark red/garnet color. On the nose tasty aromas of cherries, black currant and cinnamon with hints of chocolate and violets. On the palate full-bodied and round, balanced with soft tannins, dark chocolate, leather and ripe cherries with good structure and length. 

Zweigelt
Oct9
Merlot 2013
88

Almenkerk

Merlot 2013

In 2004 the Belgian van Almenkerk couple followed their dreams and started a winery in South Africa. In a short time they already produce award winning wines. The first wine I tasted is the Almenkerk - Merlot 2013 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a deep garnet color. On the nose delicious aromas of cherries, raspberries, blackcurrant, licorice and hints of coffee and vanilla. On the palate a good structure, full in the mouth with enough freshness, nice acidity, soft tannins and a great and long finish. 

Merlot
Oct9
Maximo Marche 2014
88

Umani Ronchi

Maximo Marche 2014

Looking for a great dessert wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc? #winenot ? Umani Ronchi - Maximo Marche 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color with amber reflections. In the nose aromas of apricot, candied fruit, honey, ripe figs and peach. On the palate silky soft and sweet, rich and elegant, with notes of honey, balsamicum and candied fruit. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct8
Sei - Chianti Classico Gran Selecion 2012
89

Querceto di Castellina

Sei - Chianti Classico Gran Selecion 2012

Querceto di Castellina - Sei - Chianti Classico Gran Selecion 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a deep ruby ??red color. On the nose delicate aromas of cherries, plums, raisins, licorice, balsamico and toasty oak. On the palate well balanced, solid but soft in the mouth, silky tannins and a long and pleasant aftertaste. 

Sangiovese
Oct8
Euphoria Tinto 2014
85

Convento do Paraiso

Euphoria Tinto 2014

A red wine from the Algarve? Yes and it really suprised me! Convento do Paraiso – Euphoria Tinto 2014 (85 tsomw points) A blend of Touriga Nacional (45%) , Aragonez (45%) , and for me an unknown grape Sousão (10%) In the glass a dark violet / red color. On the palate aromas of ripe black fruit like blackcurrants, blackberries with some nice spicyness and barrique.On the palate nicely balanced with good structure, solid and fresh, with great length and vividly sophisticated tannins.

Touriga Nacional;Aragonez;Sousão
Oct7
Prior Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut
87

Bortolomiol

Prior Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut

It's almost weekend so it's time to crack a sparkling!! Bortolomiol - Prior Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw color with a thin perlage. On the nose aromas of blossom which blends with cedar and orange and mineral tones with hints of apple and pineapple. Fresh and saline mouth with flavours of lemon, green apple, flint and vegetable notes.

Glera
Oct7
Torroxal 2016
85

Adegas Valmiñor

Torroxal 2016

100% Albariño from Rías Baixas region. Adegas Valmiñor – Torroxal (85 tsomw points) In the glass a golden color with green reflexes. On the nose aromas tropical fruit, lemon, pear and a little sweet. On the palate balanced and easy drinking, lively and fresh with crips and light flavours.  

Albariño
Oct6
Profuma di Gioia – IGT Toscana Rosato 2016
86

CorteDomina

Profuma di Gioia – IGT Toscana Rosato 2016

Let’s middle the week with this lovely rosato from Tuscany. A blend of Merlot and Sangiovese grapes. CorteDomina – Profuma di Gioia – IGT Toscana Rosato (86 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a bright pink color. On the nose aromas of blossom, strawberries, cherries, melon and some herbs. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with good structure and balance. Lots of red fruits with nice freshness and acidity with nice aftertaste.

Merlot;Sangiovese
Oct6
Toro Descarte 2013
88

Bodega Elias Mora

Toro Descarte 2013

Suprisingly good for a Tinta de Toro / Tempranillo in this price range. After 1 hour decanter it opened very well. Bodega Elias Mora - Toro Descarte 2013 (88 tsomw points) Dark as night, mostly opaque color. On the palate delicate aromas of vanilla, moderate oak, ripe dark fruit, plums, flowers, espresso, menthol and chocolate. On the palate full-bodied with high density, young but round tannic, nicely balanced with dark coffee, tart, blackberries and vanilla. Nice acidity and a very pleasant long finish. Needs mabye 5 years to be at it's top but now very well drinkable. 

Oct5
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005
89

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005

After 1.5 hours decanter this opened very well. La Rioja Alta - Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005 (89 tsomw points) Blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. In the glass a tawny tinged ruby color. On the nose delicate aromas of raspberries, cherries, ripe plums with hints of vanilla, balsamico, clove, tobacco and some light chocolate. On the palate round and structured with nice soft tannins, dark red fruits, vanilla and earthy. Top Rioja.

Tempranillo;Garnacha
Oct5
Grauer Burgunder trocken 2016
87

Weingut Becker

Grauer Burgunder trocken 2016

Yesterday this one really scored a goal at the Ajax Arena at the Riesling and Co event. A top Grauer Burgunder from Rheinhessen with an excellent PQR. Weingut Becker – Grauer Burgunder trocken 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of apricot, pear, ripe apple and melon with hints of nuts and some caramel. On the palate solid and fresh, round and good structure with good long aftertaste. 

Grauer Burgunder
Oct4
Rheinriesling Strasser Gaisberg 2016
87

Weingut Reinhard Topf

Rheinriesling Strasser Gaisberg 2016

Another quality wine from Kamptal. Weingut Reinhard Topf - Rheinriesling Strasser Gaisberg 2016 (87 tsomw points) A bright golden color. On the nose aromas of peach, mandarin, stonefruit and some pepper and mint. On the palate dry, with fresh fruits, great minerality and acidity. Nice long aftertaste.

Riesling
Oct4
Weissburgunder and Auxerrois 2016
86

Dr. Crusius

Weissburgunder and Auxerrois 2016

Today an interesting blend from the Nahe region. Dr. Crusius - Weissburgunder and Auxerrois 2016 (86 tsomw points) Still very young but already very nice. In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose aromas of lemon, pear, apple blossom with nice minerality. On the palate fresh and round, rich with nice acidity and a light creamy aftertaste.

Weissburgunder;Auxerrois
Oct3
Les Brugueres D.O.Ca. Priorat – blanc 2016
90

​Conreria d’Scala Dei

Les Brugueres D.O.Ca. Priorat – blanc 2016

For me one of my fave white wines at the monent!! Conreria d’Scala Dei - Les Brugueres D.O.Ca. Priorat – blanc 2016 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of marmelade, citrus, honeysuckle, white currants and hints of blossom and herbs. On the palate full-bodied, complex and balanced, with peach, lyche, great acidity and minerality. Top wine!

Garnacha Blanca
Oct3
Weisser Burgunder – Halbstück 2015
86

Gut Hermannsberg

Weisser Burgunder – Halbstück 2015

oday a Weissburgunder – Pinot Blanc from the Nahe region. Gut Hermannsberg – Weisser Burgunder – Halbstück 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden rim. On the nose aromas of pears, citrus, spices and hints of herbs and white flowers. On the palate balanced, nice acidity, creamy but fresh with nice minerality and nice long finish

Weissburgunder
Oct2
Grimalda Red 2015
87

Matosevic

Grimalda Red 2015

Matosevic – Grimalda Red 2015 (87 tsomw points) Blend of 85% Merlot and 15%Terlan. Dark garnet color in the glass. On the nose delicate aromas of dark berries, plums, barrique and hints of spices, vanilla and coffee. On the palate full-bodied with good freshness and minerality, medium acidity  with red fruits and oak. Needs some time in the cellar to be at it’s best and the oak will be better integrated. Nice long finish.

Merlot;Terlan
Oct2
'Senatore Prima' Piemonte Rosso 2015
85

Villadoria

'Senatore Prima' Piemonte Rosso 2015

Autumn has arrived in Holland ???? So let's get in that mood. Villadoria 'Senatore Prima' Piemonte Rosso 2015 (85 tsomw points) A blend of Dolcetto 50% and Barbera 50%. In the glass it shows a deep purple color. On the nose cherries, ripe strawberries, plums and notes of almond and chocolate. On the palate structured, medium-bodied with flavours of cherries, herbs and laurel. On the end a little edge of sweet.

Dolcetto;Barbera
Oct1
de Aetna Etna Bianco doc 2015
86

Terra Costantino

de Aetna Etna Bianco doc 2015

Today we are tasting a delicious white one from this region. Terra Costantino - de Aetna Etna Bianco doc 2015 (86 tsomw points) 80% Carricante, 15% Cataratto, 5% Minella. In the glass a nice straw yellow color with golden rim. On the nose intense aromas of lemonpeel, white blossom, ripe pear with hints of herbs and almond and the famous Etna-  smokey minerality. On the palate medium, full-bodied with alot of richness and depth, good acidity and crisp falvours.

Carricante;Cataratto;Minella
Sep30
Tokaji Fordítás 2008
89

Zsirai Pincészet

Tokaji Fordítás 2008

This weekend we drank this lovely Tokaji from Hungary. A sweet dessert wine we paired with Moelleux - Chocolate cake with chocolate filling. Zsirai Pincészet - Tokaji Fordítás 2008 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a honey like color. On the intensive nose aromas of raisins, honey, grass, and dried fruit. On the palate soft in the mouth with fresh acidity and seductive aromas. A culinary pleasure of a special kind.

aszú
Sep29
Astore Trebbiano IGT Toscana Bianco 2016
85

Baracchi Winery

Astore Trebbiano IGT Toscana Bianco 2016

While visiting Cortona – Tuscany we tasted this unique Trebbiano on the Baracchi – Il Falconiere estate. Baracchi - Astore Trebbiano IGT Toscana Bianco (85 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish and golden rim. On the nose intensive aromas of lemongrass, green apple and peach with hints of acacia flowers and herbs. On the palate full-bodied, concentrated and dry, med-high acidity with nice freshness, light savory with green apple and lemon and light astringent finish.

Trebbiano
Sep28
Limine 2016
89

Terre di Ger

Limine 2016

This weekend we enjoyed this lovely white wine from Friuli. Terrediger – Limine (89 tsomw points) Only 2.500 bottles are produced. Blend of Pinot bianco and Sauvignon Blanc. In the glass a bright lemon yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of stonefruit, passionfruit and a touch of vanilla and blossom. On the palate rich and round with great freshness and nice acidity. Great luscious and long finish.

Pinot bianco; Sauvignon Blanc
Sep28
Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
88

Barone Ricasoli

Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2014

Yes kicking of the week with a delicious blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cab. Barone Ricasoli - Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark purple, ruby red color. The Brolio’s nose shows lush dark currant, raspberry, dark cherries with hints of mint and cinnamon. On the palate silky, creamy body with multiple flavours with refined tannins. The acidity keeps the wine juicy with a harmonious and long finish. 

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Sep27
Bandol rouge 2013
90

Domaine Tempier

Bandol rouge 2013

Today a great red one from France. Domaine Tempier - Bandol rouge 2013 (90 tsomw points) In the glass an intense purple dark red color. On the nose intense aromas of spicy dark fruit, leather, currants, dark plums, anise, herbs and tobacco. On the palate lots of layers, rich and full, perfectly balanced, good acidity and solid tannins. Middle- long aftertaste. Great wine with lots of potential.

Mourvedre;Grenache;Cinsault;Carignan.
Sep27
LBV Late bottled vintage Port 2011
89

Quinta do Crasto

LBV Late bottled vintage Port 2011

Today we celebrate World Port Day! Quinta do Crasto - LBV Late bottled vintage Port 2011 (89 tsomw points) In the glass almost black with a garnet rim. On the nose elegant aromas of raspberries, cherries and figs with hints of balsamic, herbs and blossom. Very fresh and elegant...like drinking a nice Douro table wine. The palate shows juicy blackberries and figs with subtle hints of black pepper. The tannic structure really reflects the careful extraction, with a gentle but firm grip. The smoky finish with its dark chocolate and liquorice notes has very good length. This is a really outstanding LBV.

Old Vines (several grape varieties)
Sep26
Bianco 2014
89

Gagliole

Bianco 2014

This Tuscany white is a blend of Procanico 60%, Chardonnay 30%, Malvasia 10%. Gagliole – Bianco 2014 (89 tsomw points) In the glass this wine shows a pale yellow color, light golden. I like the bouquet which shows aromas of melon, peaches and apricot with nice balanced hints of barrique. On the palate solid and light creamy. It is full-bodied, mouth-filling and round. Perfect balanced with a quite impressive aftertaste. Soon I will taste the 2015! Looking forward for that!

Procanico;Chardonnay;Malvasia
Sep25
Grand Vintage Franciacorta D.O.C.G - Noble Cuvée
88

Ca d'Or

Grand Vintage Franciacorta D.O.C.G - Noble Cuvée

Ca d'Or - Grand Vintage Franciacorta D.O.C.G - Noble Cuvée (88 tsomw points) A blend of 90% Chardonnay with 10% Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) In the glass this sparkling from North Italy shows bright golden color with greenish rim. The nose shows aromas of lemon, bread crust, blossom and white fruits. On the palate fresh and zesty, with tasty flavours of citrus, some tropical fruit and hints of honey and flowers with light spiceness and brioche. Nice acidity and balance with white fruit at the end.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Sep24
Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014
86

Speri

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014

Speri - Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014 (86 tsomw points) A blend of Corvina Veronese (70%), Rondinella (20%), Molinara (10%) In the glass light transparent ruby red color. On the nose intesive aromas of cinnamon, strawberries, black cherries, raisins, chocolate and hints of violets and graphite. On the palate well balanced and medium-bodied, light sweet tannins, soft and velvet with a long citrus-tinged aftertaste.

Corvina Veronese;Rondinella;Molinara
Sep24
Chenin Blanc – Viognier 2016
87

Bees Knees

Chenin Blanc – Viognier 2016

Today a real nice summer sipper. Bees Knees – Chenin Blanc – Viognier 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright light yellow color. In the nose tasty aromas of pear, melon, pineapple and blossom. On the palate ripe and racy but also soft and round with tropical fruit, apple and soft tones of honey and almond. Nice long aftertaste.

Chenin Blanc;Viognier
Sep23
Livia Toscana bianco 2016
88

Querceto di Castellina

Livia Toscana bianco 2016

Today a blend of 50% Viognier and 50% Roussanne from Tuscany. Querceto di Castellina – Livia Toscana bianco 2016 (88 tsomw points) 8 months on French barrique, 4 months in the bottle. In the glass this delicious blend shows a golden yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose aromas of white flowers, apple, apricot and hints of honey. On the palate generous and structured with exotic fruit aromas and a touch of well integrated barrique and a nutty component.?

Viognier;Roussanne
Sep23
San Leonardo 2008
90

Tenuta San Leonardo

San Leonardo 2008

This “Bordeaux” blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot) from Alto Adige is not at it’s peak yet but delicious already. Tenuta San Leonardo – San Leonardo 2008 (90 tsomw points) The early months of maturation in cement tanks are followed by 18-24 months in new and pre-used barriques. Decanted for 1,5 hours. In the glass dark ruby red with a dark core and a lighter rim. In the nose delicious aromas of dark berries, black currant, green pepper, flowers with hints of clay, earth and dark chocolate. On the palate  medium-full bodied with a nice structure with flavours of oak, pencil lead, boxwood and currants. Good richness and round quality to it right now with a great aftertaste. Wonderful cool climate Bordeaux Blend. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carmenère;Merlot
Sep22
Malvazija 2015
88

Coronica

Malvazija 2015

Pleasant memories about my Croatia trip. Coronica Gran Malvazija 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose juicy stone fruit, apricot and peaches with hints of blossom and spicy hints. On the palate great texture and balance with fresh fruit, nice minerality and subtle oak. Long finish with peach. This wine needs time and will even get better within the years.

Malvazija
Sep21
Riesling Herrenberg 2015
86

Weingut am Nil

Riesling Herrenberg 2015

Weingut am Nil – Riesling Herrenberg 2015 (86 tsomw points)This Riesling from the Pfalz shows a bright straw yellow color. In the nose delicate aromas of peach, apricot with hints of minerality and citrus. On the palate is a fresh firm but fruity framed and well integrated acid. This prances on the tongue. In the reverberation comes the peach with juicy-fresh quince and fine melt. See my reviews of the 2013 with more complexity. This will be better after some aging. 

Riesling
Sep21
Pinot Meunier 2012 Vintage Champagne
88

Champagne Salmon

Pinot Meunier 2012 Vintage Champagne

Only 1,500 bottles from this 100% Pinot Meunier 2012 Vintage Champagne. Salmon – Special club 2012 (88 tsomw points) The nose is very delicate, but not at all sweet. A lot of rocky minerality, some citrus, a touch of jasmine and rose petals. But the sweaty part is actually extremely dry, and indeed, very thin. (zero dosage ) On the palate is showing extremely structured edges with almost sharp, salty minerality with flavours of cherry to currant, to rosehip, redcurrant and cranberries. Superb tannin structure, and again and again this almost sharp bite, this crunchiness. 

Pinot Meunier
Sep20
Chianti Classico 2015
88

Riecine

Chianti Classico 2015

Mabye you know that 2015 in Italy and also Tuscany were a very good vintage. This Chianti Classico from Riecine 2015 also shows some great potential (88 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose dark red fruits, black cherries, leather, forest ground and spices. On the palate round, medium-bodied, wide and full in the mouth. It is a well-defined wine finely evolved with light tannins, soft and elegant.

Sangiovese
Sep19
Pinot Grigio 2016
87

Kellerei Terlan

Pinot Grigio 2016

Today we drink the Terlan – Pinot Grigio 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of melon, peach, pear and apple, nice mineral undertones and hints of almond / nuttiness. On the palate medium-bodied, round, light creamy with a great freshness (frizzle on tongue) and acidity with notes of melon and pear and light almond aftertaste.

Pinot Grigio
Sep18
Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
90

Barone Ricasoli

Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013

100% Sangiovese and you smell that! Barone Ricasoli - Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013. (90 tsomw points) This young Chianti really impressed me. In the glass dark ruby red color with maroon rim. On the nose delicate and intense aromas of sour cherry, roses, cocao, earthy, classic Sangiovese. On the palate nice texture,  good mid palate, pleasant grip though very drinkable, tart acidity with dried and fresh cherry, touch of oak. very good and long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Sep17
No 7 Rosé
87

Bodvar

No 7 Rosé

Bodvar No 7 Rosé (87 tsomw points) A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. In the glass this rosé shows a bright pink salmon color. On the nose the typical aromas of red berries, strawberries and raspberries but it has also a light sharpness to it with citrus and orange. On the palate medium-bodied, nice freshness with flavours of peaches and apricots and some herbs in the aftertaste.

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah
Sep16
Regaleali Bianco Sicilia 2016
86

Tasca Regaleali

Regaleali Bianco Sicilia 2016

When you are looking for a easy and refreshing sipper from Siciliy you have to try this one. A blend of Inzolia, Catarratto en Grecanico. Tasca Regaleali - Regaleali Bianco Sicilia 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose pleasant aromas of apple, pear, peach and melon with hints of mint. On the palate refreshing, nice acidity, easy drinking, great minerality with almond at the end. 

Inzolia;Grecanico;Catarratto;Chardonnay
Sep16
Red 2011
90

Meneghetti

Red 2011

Meneghetti Red is a dry red wine blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. For me one of my best reds I tasted on my holiday in Istria - Croatia. Meneghetti - Red 2011 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby colour. On the nose intensive aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry, vanilla, earth, coffee, graphite, cinnamon and cloves. On the palate medium / full-bodied, solid and thick texture, mature and well-balanced. Flavours of vanilla, dark red fruit with pronounced spiciness. The taste is dry, warm, and perfectly soft with fine tannins. Liveliness and minerality linger in the aftertaste.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Sep15
Pinot Nero 2011
88

Baracchi

Pinot Nero 2011

This great red one we tasted at the tasting at the Baracchi winery. Baracchi – Pinot Nero 2011 (88 tsomw points) In the glass this Pinot Nero shows a ruby red color. On the nose ripe cherries, raspberries, roses, earthy and hints of spicyness and herbs. On the palate nicely balanced, dry and medium-bodied, with lots of red fresh fruit and flowers and a pleasant long aftertaste.

Pinot Nero
Sep14
Corte de Campo coastal blend 2015
87

Vistamar

Corte de Campo coastal blend 2015

A pleasant blend of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Viognier from Chile. Vistamar – Corte de Campo coastal blend 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose yellow fruit, yellow plums, light wood, vanilla and caramel with hints of exotic fruit from the Viognier. On the palate nice complexity, solid but with enough freshness and elegance with a long pleasant aftertaste.

Chardonnay;Viognier
Sep13
La Clape Champs des Pierres 2015
85

Château Pech-Céleyran

La Clape Champs des Pierres 2015

A couple of weeks ago we had a great time with our wineclub in the Ardennes. We also tasted this wine from Languedoc.Château Pech-Céleyran - La Clape Champs des Pierres 2015 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a bright clear color. On the nose yellow fruit, peach, ripe citrus fruits and hints of herbs and fresh almonds. On the palate round, nice freshness, concentrated, fine sparks fruity. Nice final bitterness. 

Grenache Blanc;Marsanne;Roussanne
Sep12
Podalirio 2013
88

Quercheto di Castellina

Podalirio 2013

Another great Merlot from Tuscany. Quercheto di Castellina - Podalirio 2013 (88 tsomw points) Deep garnet color and garnet hue. On the nose quite young with sour berry fruit, brambly accents and a ok amount of wet wood, alcohol, leather and spices. On the palate it's full, with bright sour cherry fruit, smooth sweet cherry plum acidity, and smooth sweet tannins with a slight cedary underpinning that flows into a long clean bright berry fruit finish. Quite pleasant; it will age nicely.

Merlot
Sep12
Barely Legal
86

Matosevic

Barely Legal

Almost weekend so let’s crack a nice sparkling from Croatia. Matosevic – Barely Legal (86 tsomw points) Classic method, extra brut and zero dosage. Blend of Chardonnay (85%) and Istarska Malvazija (15%) In the glass a light mousse. On the nose aromas of citrus and lime with hints of bread, blossom and almonds. On the palate light creamy, nice freshness, dry with a good balace.

Chardonnay;Istarska Malvazija
Sep11
Casalferro 2013
88

Barone Ricasoli

Casalferro 2013

After visiting the cellar and great barrel room we tasted this unique 100% Merlot from Barone Ricasoli - Casalferro 2013 (88 tsomw points) In the glass it shows a dark ruby red color. On the nose ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, bramble with hints of balsamic, pepper, earth, eucalyptus and some tobacco. On the palate nicely balanced, solid, soft in the mouth with a nice acidity, rounded tannins and notes of red fruit. Not the typical Merlot notes but the Ricasoli version. I guess this wine will be 90+points in some years.

Merlot
Sep10
Cabernet 2012
89

Baracchi Winery

Cabernet 2012

Baracchi – Cabernet 2012 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a deep red/purple color. On the nose delicate aromas of ripe red fruit, cherries, plums and earthy notes and vanilla. On the palate nicely balanced, soft in the mouth with nice acidity and lots of character. Great Tuscan wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Sep10
Colle Vecchio 2015
88

Tenuta Cocci Grifoni

Colle Vecchio 2015

I really love this 100% Pecorino from the Marche region. Tenuta Cocci Grifoni – Colle Vecchio 2015 (88 tsomw points) This pecorino shows a beautiful golden yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose delicate aromas of pineapple, peaches, citrus, honey, white flowers and some spicy notes of white pepper and stone. The palate has a perfect balance, solid with great acidity, intense and persistent while showing freshness and sapidity. The long finish is complimented by hints of citrus, almond and sage.

Pecorino
Sep9
Oh! Rosé 2016
82

Domaines Fabre

Oh! Rosé 2016

Today a Rosé blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault.  Domaines Fabre – Oh! Bij Omérade Rosé 2016 (82 tsomw points) In the glass this rosé shows a pale pink color. On the nose red fruit, peach and hints of citrus. On the palate medium-bodied, dry, easy drinking, soft with nice acidity and aftertaste.

Syrah;Grenach; Cinsault
Sep9
Biancolo 2016
86

Gagliole

Biancolo 2016

While visiting Tuscany we tasted this nice summer blend of Trebbiano and Chardonnay. Gagliole Biancolo 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color with greenish rim. An intense nose with aromas of green apple, lemon, tropical fruits, hazelnuts and hints of blossom. On the palate medium bodied, fruity and nicely balanced with nice acidity and light bitterness in the final.

Trebbiano;Chardonnay
Sep8
Riesling Win Win 2016
87

Von Winning

Riesling Win Win 2016

Today we had a perfect pairing  with our Thai meal. Von Winning – Riesling Win Win 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a medium lemon green color. On the nose pleasant aromas of lemon, grapefruit, peach, blossom, honey and a stony minerality. On the palate fresh and fruity, well balanced, good acidity with a light fizzyness in the medium aftertaste.

Riesling
Sep8
 Iron Witch
82

Matosevic

Iron Witch

Matosevic - Iron Witch (82 tsomw points) The Iron Witch has a nice, medium deep ruby-black color. On the nose macerated dark fruits, cherries and plums with hints of black chocolate and alcohol. it's thick enough, with fine balanced sugars to keep your mouth out, and with enough freshness to keep it relatively easy. Shame the alcohol is not totaly integrated. Mabye it needs more time. 

Sep7
White 2015
88

Meneghetti

White 2015

While the children were testing the pool we were sipping this great blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc at the Meneghetti Winehotel and Winery. Meneghetti - White 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden color. On the nose delicate aromas of yellow fruit, citrus and mineral stone with hints of caramel, butter, honey and vanilla. On the palate rich and complex, creamy but fresh, great minerality with lemon and tropical fruit and a long aftertaste. 

Chardonnay;Pinot Blanc
Sep6
Pinot Grigio DOC Friuli 2016
85

Le Monde

Pinot Grigio DOC Friuli 2016

A nice white one from Friuli to kick off the week. Le Monde – Pinot Grigio DOC Friuli 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass this wine shows a amber yellow collor because of the skincontact. On the nose intensive aromas of ripe white fruit, almonds, grapefruit and floral notes. On the palate solid but with enough freshness, soft in the mouth, good structure, good flavours of white fruit, almonds, nice minerality and a light floral finish. Great with sea food 

Pinot Grigio
Sep6
Mora Merlot 2015
82

Matosevic

Mora Merlot 2015

Looking for a nice companion for a hot summer evening? Matosevic – Mora Merlot 2015 (82 tsomw points) In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the nose aromas of red berries,plums with hints of spices, vanilla and light oak. On the palate medium-bodied, full of red fruit, fresh and easy drinking, blackberries in the aftertaste. 

Merlot
Sep5
Vermentino 2016
87

La Spinetta

Vermentino 2016

Very different then the typical Vermentino from Sardegna this Spinetta - Vermentino 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose ripe apple, citrus fruit, herbs and hints of blossom and white pepper. On the palate medium/full-bodied, full of white fruit, nice acidity with refreshing flavours and bright and mineral finish.

Vermentino
Sep5
Rosso di Montepulciano 2014
87

Lunadoro

Rosso di Montepulciano 2014

Tonight pizza...offcourse with a nice blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Canaiolo and Mammolo. Lunadoro Rosso di Montepulciano 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a light transparent red ruby color with garnet rim. On the nose aromas of cloves, violets, leather, blackberries and some herbs. On the palate dry, balanced with lots of red fresh fruit, with a pleasant finish. 

Sangiovese;Merlot;Canaiolo;Mammolo
Sep4
Malvazija Istarska 2016
88

Benvenuti

Malvazija Istarska 2016

Benvenuti - Malvazija Istarska 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a pale straw yellow color. On the nose persistent aromas of citrus, honey, blossom, grass and something tropical and salty. On the palate solid but fresh, nicely rounded with a great minerality and pureness with a nice aftertaste with flavors of citrus, flowers and tropical fruit and saltyness.

Malvazija
Sep4
Rose 2016
82

Vina Laguna

Rose 2016

This was our first sip in Croatia at the Terras of our accommodation. Vina Laguna – Rose 2016 (82 tsomw points) In the glass a transparent orange color. On the nose pear, raspberries and melon. On the palate refreshing, maybe a bit 2 much acidity with strawberries, currant. Not to sweet. @vinalaguna

Sep3
Classic 2014
87

Meneghetti

Classic 2014

Suprisingly good sparkling from Croatia made in the classic method. Meneghetti – Classic 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a pale yellow color with golden hue. Nice soft mousse. On the nose delicate aromas of blossom, citrus fruit, with hints of peach, yeast en toast. On the palate nicely balanced, nice minerality, light creamy with a long and fresh finish.

Chardonnay;Pinot Blanc;Pinot Noir
Sep3
Amarone della Valpolicella 2010
88

Villa Canestrari

Amarone della Valpolicella 2010

A blend of 70% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 5% Molinara  and 10% other vines. Villa Canestrari - Amarone della Valpolicella 2010 (88 tsomw points) 24 months in oak barrels, then 12 months in the bottle before release. In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intensive aromas of ripe cherries, plums, spices, cinnamon, vanilla and hints gember, pepper and tobacco. On the palate full, rich, pleasant tannin, very emphatic but velvety and well balanced.

Corvina;Rondinella;Molinara
Sep2
Gran Teran 2013
89

Coronica

Gran Teran 2013

This might be one of the best Teran I tasted during my visit to Croatia. Coronica – Gran Teran 2013 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark inky red color with garnet hue. On the nose delicate aromas of blackberries, dried plums, leather, spices and herbs and a hint of tobacco and vanilla. On the palate nicely balanced, smooth tannins, vivid acidity, full-bodied with a good long earthy/spicy finish. Lots is aging potential.

Teran
Sep2
Grimalda White 2015
89

Matosevic

Grimalda White 2015

A lovely blend of three varieties: Chardonnay, Istrian Malvasia and Sauvignon Blanc. Matosevic – Grimalda White (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of blossom and vanilla with further on notes of peach, orange peel and apricot. On the palate dry, soft in the mouth with in the end some spice. Oak is well integrated.

Chardonnay;Malvasia;Sauvignon Blanc
Sep1
Riesling Wechselberg 2015
86

Waldschütz

Riesling Wechselberg 2015

Another great wine from the Kamptal (Austria) region. Waldschütz - Riesling Wechselberg 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with silver reflexes. On the nose aromas of peach, stonefruit, citrus tones and nice mineral notes and light honey hints. On the palate elegant and balanced, medium-bodied, with great freshness and a light bitter in the long finish.www.weingut-waldschuetz.at

86
Aug31
Rock Angel 2016
90

Chateau d'Esclans

Rock Angel 2016

Today....rosé time! Chateau d'Esclans - Rock Angel (90 tsomw points) In te glass very light pink color. On the nose aromas of red berries, strawberries, apricots, citrus and light almond. On the palate great freshness, rich and complex, great balance with a long aftertaste.

Grenache;Vermentino
Aug30
Cartizze docg 2016
86

Bacio della Luna

Cartizze docg 2016

Today we poored this nice sparkling from the Veneto region. Bacio della Luna - Cartizze docg 2016. (86 tsomw points) In the glass this sparkling shows a bright straw yellow color with a light mousse. On the nose aromas of yeast, blossom and white fruits. On the palate dry, fresh and soft in the mouth with white fruit and flowers.

Glera
Aug30
Aria Chianti Classico 2015
88

Casa al Vento

Aria Chianti Classico 2015

Today we served a nice Chianti with the tuna lasagna. Casa al Vento - Aria Chianti Classico 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby color with a garnet red rim. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums and wet earth, some animality and hints of spices. On the palate well balanced and soft in the mouth with blackberries, raspberries, dried figs. Nice acidity and long finish. 

Chianti
Aug29
Ombra Teran 2016
86

Matosevic

Ombra Teran 2016

This Teran we drank light cooled in the garden of the Matosevic Winery in Croatia after a nice visit of the cellar. Matosevic - Ombra Teran 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple hues. On the nose intense aromas of wild berries, cherries, flowers, herbs, forest floor and soft hints of leather. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with rich flavours of red berries, cherries and bitter spicyness. Soft and elegant texture followed by an expressed acidity and medium tannins. Long, concentrated finish. 

Teran
Aug28
EICH 2016 Weissburgunder
87

Weingut Kornell

EICH 2016 Weissburgunder

A nice pinot blanc from Alto Adige. Weingut Kornell - EICH 2016 Weissburgunder (87 tsomw points) Bright light yellow color in the glass. For a Weissburgunder this one surprised me by the intense, fruity aromas of ripe apples, blossoms, pears and candied cherries with some spicyness. On the palate dry, spicy with lively freshness,juicy fruit, nice minerality and a long and persistent finish.

Weissburgunder
Aug27
Malvazija 2016
87

Meneghetti

Malvazija 2016

We drank this white blend at the great Meneghetti resort. A fantastic location near Pula - Croatia. A blend of Malvazija, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Meneghetti Malvazija 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass this blend shows a light yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose aromas of blossom, herbs, kiwi, lemongrass, apricot, peach and green apple. On the palate rich with citrus, tropical fruit, medium-bodied with nice acidity and freshness. Long and nice finish. 

Malvazija;Chardonnay;Pinot Blanc
Aug27
Brut classic Champagne
89

Champagne Deutz

Brut classic Champagne

My birthday breakfast with ofcourse Champagne! 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Chardonnay and 1/3 Pinot Meunier. Deutz - Brut classic Champagne (89 tsomw points) This Champagne has an intense golden color and a fine and elegant mousse. On the nose aromas of flowers, grapefruit  with hints of toast, marzipan and ripe fruits like apples and pears. On the palate a full wine with nicely integrated aromas and a silk structure. This wine is round with an intense fruity finish.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay;Pinot Meunier
Aug26
Grüner Veltliner - Steinvision 2016
90

Waldschutz

Grüner Veltliner - Steinvision 2016

Waldschutz - Grüner Veltliner - Steinvision 2016 (90 tsomw points) Until the bottling in January 2016, this Grüner Veltliner was on the fine yeast in a granite barrel. In the glass this GV shows a luminous yellow color with silver reflections. On the nose aromas of ripe yellow fruit, orange peel, firestone, pepper and great mineral notes. With almost 14% alcohol, this white wine is not a light weight. Nevertheless it's very lively and fresh. On the palate complex, juicy, spicy, firm minerality, lively structure, great acidity with white apple fruit. The finish is complex and delicate, showing multilple layers. This finish is bursting with power, but still elegant and fresh with a great minerality.

Grüner Veltliner
Aug26
Sommelier 2013
86

Bodegas Alcardet

Sommelier 2013

I really enjoyed the sound of this Spanish red one. Bodegas Alcardet – Sommelier 2013 (86 tsomw points) Blend of Tempranillo 60%  and 40% Petit Verdot. In the glass an intense red-garnet color. On the palate aromas of black licorice, balsamico, coffee and herbs. On the palate powerful, balanced with solid and round tannins with persistent finish.

Tempranillo;Petit Verdot
Aug25
Malvazija Istarska 2016
87

Coronica

Malvazija Istarska 2016

The first wines I tasted was the Coronica - Malvazija Istarska (87 tsomw points) In the glass this Malvazija shows a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of peach, lime, wetstone and blossom with a great minerality and hints of pepper. In the mouth very cripsy with yet a nice fatness. Many complex layers of fruit in the middle piece and a long finish, which ends on a nice minerality and almond long aftertaste.

Malvazija Istarska
Aug24
Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore 2014
86

Cantina Valpantena

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore 2014

Cantina Valpantena - Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore 2014 (86 tsomw points) Soft, full, pleasantly strong ruby ??red wine with the aroma of delicious sweet cherries with a hint of vanilla. The taste is full of ripe slightly overripe fruit and is very refined, full and soft with a slight spiciness, some vanilla and a characteristic pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. 

Ripasso
Aug23
Smalltalk Riesling Feinherb 2016

Weingut Werk2

Smalltalk Riesling Feinherb 2016

A Riesling from the Rheingau region. Werk2 - Smalltalk Riesling Feinherb (83 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose green apple, citrus and apricot. On the palate fresh, some high acidity but ok in the mouth and nice aftertaste. 

Riesling
Aug22
Smeriglio Syrah 2014
90

Baracchi

Smeriglio Syrah 2014

A Syrah from Tuscany? Yes! And a good one. Baracchi - Smeriglio Syrah 2014 (90 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the nose aromas of wild berries, cinnamon, spices, pepper, vanilla and coffee. On the palate smooth and soft with enough power. Top Syrah from Tuscany.

Syrah
Aug21
Brigante Lucano Basilicata 2013
83

Casa Vinicola D’Angelo

Brigante Lucano Basilicata 2013

From the Vulture region of Basilicata comes this red one. Casa Vinicola D’Angelo – Brigante Lucano Basilicata 2013 (83 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of raspberries, cherries  with notes of chocolate. On the palate firm tannins, full-bodied. Needs some time to develop and soften.  

Aug20
Pinot Grigio 2016
86

Terre di Ger

Pinot Grigio 2016

I really enjoyed this white one from Friuli. Terre di Ger - Pinot Grigio (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas peach, pears and hints of perfume and flowers.  On the palate dry, nice acidity and minerality  spiced melon along with apple, persistent and salty finish.

Pinot Grigio
Aug19
L'Hydropathe Rosé Provence 2016
89

Domaine Sainte Lucie

L'Hydropathe Rosé Provence 2016

Domaine Sainte Lucie - L'Hydropathe Rosé Provence 2016 (89 tsomw points) Blend of Grenache and Syrah. In the glass the typical light salmon Provence rosé color. On the nose aromas of raspberries, pomegranate, grassy, roses and hints of pepper and herbs. Round attack on the palate with pleasant balance and a full-bodied, with enough freshness and persistent finish.

Grenache;Syrah
Aug18
Pinot Grigio 2016
87

Cantina di Ora

Pinot Grigio 2016

Cantina di Ora / Kellerei Auer – Pinot Grigio 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a light straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of melon, peach and hints of honey and nuts. On the palate elegant and refreshing with white fruits, some herbs and honey.  

Pinot Grigio
Aug17
Donna Francesca 2011
88

Giovanni Ederle

Donna Francesca 2011

Giovanni Ederle – Donna Francesca 2011 (88 tsomw points) Garganega and Chardonnay. In the glass a beautiful golden yellow color. On the nose aromas of ripe yellow fruit like apple, banana and plums followed with hints of broom, almond and honey. On the palate full-bodied, intense flavors and nice roundness. Persistent finish with honey and apple.

Garganega;Chardonnay
Aug16
MIP classic Rosé 2016
85

Domaine Saint Lucie

MIP classic Rosé 2016

Domaine Saint Lucie - MIP classic Rosé (85 tsomw points) A blend of Cinsault 60%, Syrah 20% and Grenache 20%. In the glass a light salmon Provence style color. On the nose aromas of red berries, strawberries, grapefruit and some citrus fruit. On the palate again red fruit and citrus with a light bitter touch with pepper at the end.

Cinsault;Syrah;Grenache
Aug15
Pinot Nero Alto Adige 2015
87

Franz Haas

Pinot Nero Alto Adige 2015

This Pinot Nero from Sud Tirol is already very nice but will be even better within some years. Franz Haas – Pinot Nero Alto Adige 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a nice garnet red color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, raspberries and ripe red currants with some smokey hints. On the palate very soft and smooth, easy drinking with a creamy texture and a beautiful long aftertaste. 

Pinot Nero
Aug15
Chianti Classico 2009
86

Castello d'Albola

Chianti Classico 2009

Friday taking the plane to Tuscany and now getting in the mood :) This red one is now at the right drinking window. Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2009 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, dark red fruit, forest floor, licorice, sage and some spice. On the palate medium-bodied, well balanced with good acidity, smooth in the mouth, soft tannins and nice aftertaste.  

Sangiovese
Aug14
Aix Rosé 2016
87

Sain Aix

Aix Rosé 2016

Sain Aix – Aix Rosé 2016 (87 tsomw points) A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. In the glass a bright salmon color. On the nose delicate aromas of raspberries, red berries, strawberries and a little spice. Vey well balanced with nice freshness and acidity.

Grenache;Syrah;Cinsault
Aug14
Barolo Castiglione 2013
88

Vietti

Barolo Castiglione 2013

An amazing red one this Vietti - Barolo Castiglione 2013 (88 tsomw points) Ruby red in color with intense aromas in which mineral notes the scent of cherries, violets, roses and spices change clothes. On the palate firm tannins, fresh acidity followed by a robust structure with finesse. Dark berry fruit, spices, tar and chocolate. Rich and complex, with excellent balance and a long finish. From beginning to end exciting.

Aug13
Guado al tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2014
90

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2014

Another top wine on the table! Marchesi Antinori - Guado al tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2014 (90 tsomw points) Ruby red in color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe fruit like berries and plums, jam and hints of chocolate and liquorice. Snug and rich in tannins with a long and lingering taste of ripe black berry fruit.

Aug12
Blanc de Blancs 2014
86

Raventos i Blanc

Blanc de Blancs 2014

A very nice Cava blend - 40 % Macabeu, 40 % Xarel.lo, and 20 % Parellada from Spain near to Barcelona. Raventos i Blanc – Blanc de Blancs 2014 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this sparkling shows a lemon-yellow color with greenish rim. Very light lively mousse. On the nose aromas floral hints with lime, tropical fruit and grapefruit with a light butterry creaminess. On the palate lively and crispy with nice acidity. It has a crispy texture with citrus fruit and pineapple and a light oily texture with butter notes and light bitter finish. 

Macabeu;Xarel.lo;Parellada
Aug11
Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) 2015
85

Tiefenbrunner

Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) 2015

Nice red one from Alto Adige. Tiefenbrunner - Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) 2015 - 85 tsomw points. In the glass garnet-ruby ??red color with a deep shine. On the nose nice bouquet of blackberries, raspberries and cherries and hints of earth and flowers. On the palate medium-bodied wine with a very nice acidity, freshness and elegance in the mouth. Soft and easy going.  

Blauburgunder
Aug11
Pictus IGT 2014
88

Il Cellese

Pictus IGT 2014

Next week I will visit Tuscany so let’s get in the Tuscany mood. A blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet sauvignon. Il Cellese – Pictus IGT 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a deep garnet / red color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe red fruit like cherries, plums and blueberries with hints of underwood, wet earth, wood, spices and cloves. On the palate balanced, medium acidity with nice freshness, soft in the mouth with a nice spicy aftertaste.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet sauvignon
Aug10
Loibner Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2012
90

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2012

Weingut Knoll - Loibner Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2012. (90 tsomw points) Ripe - almost sweet - in the smell with clear mineral tones. Powerful, fleshy and slightly sticky in taste. Rich and round taste with apricot and honey. Top GV. 

Grüner Veltliner
Aug9
Taurasi Riserva Radici 2009
89

Mastroberardino

Taurasi Riserva Radici 2009

Mastroberardino - Taurasi Riserva Radici 2009 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On he nose intense and complex notes of tobacco, cherry, and berries. On the palate elegant, rich and sinuous taste with balsamic and red fruit aromas. On the finish liquorice notes with good persistence.

Aug8
Grüner Veltliner Hasel 2016
87

Weingut Allram

Grüner Veltliner Hasel 2016

Another top white from Austria at the campfire! Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner Hasel 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a light bright golden color. On the nose aromas of green apple, pear, apricot and citrus, some blossom and hints of spices a herbs. On the palate refreshing, soft, with ripe tones, nice acidity (light frizzle) and minerals. 

Grüner Veltliner
Aug7
Grüner Veltliner trocken 2016
86

Weingut Becker Mommenheim

Grüner Veltliner trocken 2016

A whole lot of wine for a great price quality this GV from Rheinhessen! Weingut Becker – Grüner Veltliner trocken 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a greenish-yellow color. On the nose a green apple, stonefruit and white pepper. On the palate very refreshing, with again green apple, great acidity and a light spicy peppermint in the finish. 

Grüner Veltliner
Aug7
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut San Boldo
86

Marsuret

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut San Boldo

Ok! We passed half the week so time to crack a bubble. Marsuret – Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut San Boldo (86 tsomw points) This sparkling shows a pale straw yellow color with a very soft mousse. On the nose aromas of green apple, citrus and wild flowers. On the palate nuances of toast, pear, green apples and hints of lime. Great acidity and softness. 

Glera
Aug6
Ten Barrels Syrah Reserva 2013
90

Kamnik

Ten Barrels Syrah Reserva 2013

Top red wine from Macedonia! Kamnik – Ten Barrels Syrah Reserva 2013 (90 tsomw points) In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark berries, chocolate, liquorice, black olives with hints of violets and spices. On the palate full-bodied, soft and round tannins, full of red fruit but not too jammy, with good balance and structure and finishes with a great aftertaste. Lots of aging potential.  

Syrah
Aug5
Esprit Gassier Rosé 2016
86

Chateau Gassier

Esprit Gassier Rosé 2016

Chateau Gassier – Esprit Gassier Rosé 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this Provence rosé shows a light bright orange-pink color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, apricot, watermelon with hints of blood orange and red berries with great minerality. On the palate refreshing with a great acidity with flavours of peach, grapefruit and raspberries. The finish is long with nice minerality.

Cinsault;Syrah;Grenache;Rolle
Aug4
Gaiole Toscane 2015
87

Casa al Vento

Gaiole Toscane 2015

This is the entry level of Casa al Vento but already at a high level. Casa al Vento – Gaiole Toscane 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, cinnamon with notes of leather, spices, clove and liquorice. This marriage of Sangiovese and Merlot is perfectly balanced. On the palate good structure, soft in the mouth with lots of red fruit and freshness. Perfect for a warm summer night.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Aug3
Verdicchio di Matelica 2015
88

Bisci

Verdicchio di Matelica 2015

100% Verdicchio from the Marche region. Bisci - Verdicchio di Matelica 2015 (88 tsomw points) I don't know if it is the warm weather or a damned good wine. I bet the last! In the glass a pale straw yellow color with green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of citrus, white flowers and green apple. On the palate full-bodied ( for a verdicchio! ) intense, tasty, refreshing, good balanced with nice acidity and a slightly bitter finish. Really enjoyable white wine which will also pair great with seafood or chicken.

Verdicchio
Aug3
Millésime 2008 Grand Cru
86

Vincent Renoir

Millésime 2008 Grand Cru

Sunday! A day to start with a #bubble. A blend of Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Noir (30%) Vincent Renoir - Millésime 2008 Grand Cru. (86 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color with a very fine and creamy bubble. On the nose floral aromas and white fruit with a sharp yet full and fragrant mouthfeel. Great tension and length, good balance with a salty finish. Good long finish.

Aug2
Il Blu Toscana IGT 2011
89

Brancaia

Il Blu Toscana IGT 2011

This is really a great Super Tuscan. Blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Brancaia - Il Blu Toscana IGT (89 tsomw points) In the glass a medium garnet-red color. On the nose pretty complex with aromas of berries, earth, dried herbs with hints of lavender and spices. On the palate full-bodied but elegant. Great balanced with fine tannins. Despite its 14.5% it shows nice freshness with blueberries and tangy raspberries with medium acidity. Finishes long, with slightly chewy, fine tannins and subtle notes of oak and spice.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Aug2
Valiano 6.38 Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011
86

Piccini

Valiano 6.38 Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011

Tonight a blend of Sangiovese 90% and Merlot 10%. Piccini – Valiano 6.38 Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2011 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color with dark red rim. On the nose aromas of violets, cherries, blackberries with hints of tabacco, vanilla and spices. On the palate medium/full-bodied, full but soft, velvet tannins and nice acidity.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Aug1
Weissburgunder 2016
86

Hannes Reeh

Weissburgunder 2016

The first bottle I opened from the Taste Club and this one really impressed. We drank it at The Ardennes – Belgium at the camping site.  Hannes Reeh – Weissburgunder 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) shows a light yellow-green color. On the nose aromas of peach, citrus, stone-fruit with hints of blossom and mandarin and some white pepper. On the palate, ripe fruit, floral texture, great minrality and very clean with a great acidity with flavors of green apple and tea. Very nice with good PQR.? 

Weissburgunder
Jul31
Champagne Grand Cru Rosé
84

Vincent Renoir

Champagne Grand Cru Rosé

Today a nice sparkling from Vincent Renoir – Champagne Grand Cru Rosé on the table (84 tsomw points) A blend of two grape varieties, 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. In the glass this Champagne shows a bright salmon / red color. On the nose strawberries and raspberries with floral notes. On the palate nice freshness and balance, good acidity with a nice finish.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jul31
Chardonnay Altkirch 2016
85

Colterenzio

Chardonnay Altkirch 2016

A very nice Chardonnay from Alto Adige with a good PQR. Colterenzio - Chardonnay Altkirch 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a briljant green yellow color. On the nose aromas of yellow fruit like quince and pineapple and shows more aromas like stonefruit and blossom after warming up. On the palate a bit the same with mango and papaya, some pineapple and little quince. Discreet acidity and supple. Nicely balanced with a long exotic fruit finish and a small bitter note.

Chardonnay
Jul30
Rosso di Montalcino 2015
87

Argiano

Rosso di Montalcino 2015

100% Sangiovese this nice red wine from the Argiano estate (Montalcino) Argiano – Rosso di Montalcino (87 tsomw points) In the glass a brilliant ruby red color. On the nose intense and fresh aromas of red currant, cherries, raspberries with nice mineral tones, violets and leather. On the palate medium-bodied with pleasant fruit notes, soft tannins, light spicyness and good freshness. Nice long finish. @cantina_argiano

Sangiovese
Jul29
Merlot 2013
86

Rust en Vrede

Merlot 2013

Always a safe choice this Merlot from Stellenbosch. (86 tsomw points) Rust en Vrede Merlot 2013. In the glass a dark red/garnet color. On the nose aromas of black currants and red fruit, coffee, vanilla and warm hints of fruits.On the palate balanced and solid with red fruit, soft tannins. The finish is long and persistent.   

Merlot
Jul28
Sybrand Mankadan Chenin Blanc 2015
87

Teddy Hall

Sybrand Mankadan Chenin Blanc 2015

A Chenin Blanc from South Africa - Stellenbosch. Teddy Hall - Sybrand Mankadan Chenin Blanc 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of tropical fruit, apple, some light vanilla and blossom. On the palate light creamy, but refreshing with again tropical fruit, citrus and honey.   

Chenin Blanc
Jul27
Filanda Rosé Brut Reserva
87

Bortolomiol

Filanda Rosé Brut Reserva

Ok. Let’s kick-off the weekend with a nice Prosecco! Bortolomiol - Filanda Rosé Brut Reserva (87 tsomw points) In the glass a beautiful rose pink color - the mousse is nice and persistent. Refined, delicate with hints of flowers, wild berries blackberries, red berries, raspberries. Spicy with pepper and cinnamon. On the palate full, intense, dry, velvety and layered.

Glera
Jul26
Torre la Moreira Albariño 2016
86

Marqués de Vizhoja

Torre la Moreira Albariño 2016

Today we crack this lovely 100% Albariño from the Rías Baixas region. Have you ever been there? Marqués de Vizhoja - Torre la Moreira Albariño 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this wine shows a straw yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose intense aromas of apple, peach, tropical fruit with hints of citrus, herbs and minerality. The first taste has a tingly acidity on the tongue, light sweet (but nice), medium vitality, lively with lemon zest, herbs and minerality. Great as aperetif but also with seafood. Cheers!

Albariño
Jul25
Extra Brut Franciacorta
87

Arcari + Danesi

Extra Brut Franciacorta

Ok. It's wineocklock and what's better than cracking a bottle of sparkling? Arcari + Danesi Extra Brut Franciacorta (87 tsomw points) - 100% Pinot Nero. In the glass this sparkling shows a golden color en greenish rim. This Fanciacorta has a fine mouse. On the nose citrus, white fruit, nice minerality  and hints of brioche. On the palate dry, fresh with good balance and acidity. It finishes with a nice and persistent aftertaste. 

Pinot Nero
Jul24
Celeste Crianza Ribera del Duero
86

Torres

Celeste Crianza Ribera del Duero

On the Camp site we paired this 100% Tempranillo with a great steak. Torres - Celeste Crianza Ribera del Duero 2013 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a deep cherry red color. On the nose intense aromas of ripe blackeberries and cherries, liquiorice, spicyness and hints of toast. On the palate solid but easy drinking, medium/full-bodied, soft tannins and light oak and cherries in the nice finish. @torreswines

Tempranillo
Jul23
Champagne L’ Intemporelle Brut 2010
89

Mailly Grand Cru

Champagne L’ Intemporelle Brut 2010

When we visited the Champagne region this sparkling was one of the highlights. Mailly Grand Cru - Champagne L’ Intemporelle Brut 2010 (89 tsomw points) Variety of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. In the glass a bright golden color with a nice and fine mousse. On the nose delicate aromas of white fruit like peaches and pear with hints of stonefruit, a touch of toast, chalk and some floral tones. On the palate nice power with enough freshness, crispy, nice mouthfeel,  light creamy with flavors of citrus.   

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jul22
Feldmarschall 2016
89

Tiefenbrunner

Feldmarschall 2016

100% Muller Thurgau from one of my favorite regions for white wines. Alto Adige! Tiefenbrunner - Feldmarschall 2016 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a light straw yellow color. This wines offers great aromas of stonefruit, green apples, pear with hints of honey and jasmine. On the palate nicely balanced, fresh, zesty acidity, light aromatic with a long aftertaste. Great minerality. A bit like Riesling. Top

Muller Thurgau
Jul21
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
86

Terre di Ger

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Very nice and tasty white wine from Friuli. Terre di Ger – Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of ripe pear, melon, flowers and notes of nuts, vanilla and pepper. Light sweetness. On the palate round and fresh, crisp and solid with good acidity. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul20
Le Crosare Ripasso 2011
89

Lenotti

Le Crosare Ripasso 2011

Near Lake Garda this Ripasso has been born – A stunning red one. Cantina Lenotti - Le Crosare - Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2011 (89 tsomw points) Le Crosare Ripasso from Cantine Lenotti gets a special preparation: At the second fermentation the Amarone peels will be added. The wine will show more color, taste and strength. Variety: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Le Crosare shows a deep red color in the glass. On the nose aromas of ripe red fruit like blackberries and cherries, leather and vanilla. On the palate spicy, full, velvety, light “sweet”and stays long.

Corvina;Rondinella;Molinara
Jul19
Riesling 2016
88

Frey

Riesling 2016

A superb biological Riesling from Rheinhessen - Germany. Frey – Riesling 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of green apples, peach and tropical fruit with nice minerals. On the palate a full round taste and a great acidity with hints of green apples, pear and citrus. Nice fresh ending.  

88
Jul18
Fleur de Meunier Brut Nature 2012
88

Beaumont des Crayeres

Fleur de Meunier Brut Nature 2012

Another nice discovery from Epernay (Champagne Region) - Beaumont des Crayeres – Fleur de Meunier Brut Nature 2012 (88 tsomw points) 100% pinot meunier In the glass this Champagne shows a bright straw-gold colour with a nice mousse. On the nose expressive aromas of plum, peach and hints of butter, menthol and flint. On the palate its balanced, fresh and round with aromas od citrus, pear and green apple.

Pinot Meunier
Jul17
Arnione Bolgheri 2012
90

Campo Alla Sughera

Arnione Bolgheri 2012

Decanted 3 hours this great Bolgheri. Campo Alla Sughera - Arnione Bolgheri 2012 (90 tsomw points) In the glass an intense ruby red color with violet rim. On the nose intense aromas of cherries, some undergrowth, dark chocolate and flowers in the background. On the palate much sweet smell, unfolds with fine-meshed, prominent tannins, supple, in the final with flavors of mint and red fruit.

Cabernet Sauvignon:Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Jul16
Malvasia Vigna Roversolo 2015
88

Tenuta Conte Romano

Malvasia Vigna Roversolo 2015

From the hills of Friuli comes this perfect white wine – 100% Istrian Malvasia. Tenuta Conte Romano - Malvasia Vigna Roversolo 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light golden color with greenish hues. In the nose white flowers, grapefruit, lemon and hints of mint. On the palate pleasantly fresh, full in the mouth, savoury but gentle. It really melts in the mouth. Top!   

Istrian Malvasia
Jul15
Smeriglio Sangiovese 2015
89

Baracchi Winery

Smeriglio Sangiovese 2015

It was a beautifull evening yesterday in the Netherlands. We opened this Baracchi - Smeriglio Sangiovese 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose aromas of dark red ripe fruit, such as cherries, raspberries and blackberries some violets and hints of vanilla and chocolat. On the palate pure fruit, intense but fresh, soft tannins full of red ripe fruit and a nice long finish.

Sangiovese
Jul14
Sauvignon Blanc II 2016
88

Von Winning

Sauvignon Blanc II 2016

Today a great white wine from the Pfalz – Germany. On a hot day in Holland this really rocks. Von Winning – Sauvignon Blanc II 2016 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose grapefruit, cranberries, apple and lime with hints of herbs and elderberry. On the palate crispy but not too much, full-bodied, good minerality and acidity (not screaming) with green apple, citrus and cranberries. Nice long reverberation and refreshing finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul13
Calderara Rosso 2012
88

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Calderara Rosso 2012

A Burgundy from the Etna region? Really enjoyable! Tenuta delle Terre Nere / Calderara Rosso 2012 (88 tsomw points) 98% Nerello mascalese / 2% Nerello Cappuccio. In the glass a bright red color. On the nose cranberries, red berries, sour cherries and hints of herbs and spices. On the palate smooth and elegant, dry, fine tannins, medium acidity with strawberries, slight smokey.  

Nerello Mascalese;Nerello Cappuccio
Jul12
Ried Hasel Gruner Veltliner 2016
84

Birgit Eichinger

Ried Hasel Gruner Veltliner 2016

Another nice white wine from Austria. Birgit Eichinger – Ried Hasel Gruner Veltliner 2016 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow / golden color. On the nose aromas of blossom, spices, pear and stonefruit. On the palate nice acidity, medium-bodied, good freshness with citrus and white pepper. @birgiteichinger

Jul11
Rosa dei Frati 2016
85

Cà dei Frati

Rosa dei Frati 2016

Interesting Rosé from Italy. Cà dei Frati - Rosa dei Frati 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a delicate salmon color. On the nose intense aromas of flowers, green apple and hints of spicyness and herbs In the mouth very fresh solid, juicy wine with a delicate fruit and a pleasant, nicely integrated acidity. 

Groppello;Marzemino;Sangiovese;Barbera
Jul10
Herrenberg Riesling 2014
88

Weingut Am Nil

Herrenberg Riesling 2014

t's always the right moment to open a great Riesling from the Pfalz! Weingut Am Nil - Herrenberg Riesling 2014 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of apricot and peach with mineral notes. On the palate fresh and fruity with well integrated acid. Little tickle on the tongue. In the finish peach with fresh quince and fine melt and spicyness.

Riesling
Jul9
collection Montgolfiere Brut N.V.
86

Champagne Salmon

collection Montgolfiere Brut N.V.

Salmon – Champagne Selection Brut N.V. (86 tsomw points) A blend of 50% Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay. The three generations of Salmon winemakers are all hot-air balloonists and the label is a tribute to their other passion along with the vines. In the glass a bright straw yellow color with a refined mousse. On the nose apricot, exotic fruits, yellow apple with hints of white bread. On the palate a fruity richness, dry, with yellow apples, citrus, peach, nuts and nice minerality.

Meunier;Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jul8
Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 1999
90

Accordini Ignio

Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 1999

Accordini Ignio - Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 1999 (90 tsomw points) At Vinitaly the new label was presented of this matured Amarone.  A special wine with an unique label. Only the best vintages can be given the title of Riserva. Open 2 hours before sipping and it will be singing! In the glass it shows a dark ruby / purple color. On the nose aromas of black cherries, black currant, tobacco and hints of leather and oak. On the palate dry, solid, full of red fruit, well-integrated tannins, spices and tobacco and perfectly balanced.   

Amarone
Jul7
Franciacorta Brut
87

Solo Uva

Franciacorta Brut

What's better than sitting in the yard with a nice sparkling from Italy? Solo Uva – Franciacorta Brut (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color with a nice subtile mousse. On the nose white flowes, nectarines, yellow fruit with nice mineral hints. On the palate this sparkling is well balanced with great acidity and a great finish.

Chardonnay
Jul6
Iselis Bianco 2015
87

Argiolas

Iselis Bianco 2015

Argiolas - Iselis Bianco 2015 (87 tsomw points) This week I started with cycle racing and so I am very tasty after 50 km. I picked this elegant and refreshing white from Sardegna.  Nasco di Cagliari with a small percentage Vermentino. In the glass a straw yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of flowers, apricot, peach and melon. On the palate velvet and round with apricot, quince, peach and melon with a touch of vanilla. Nice acidity and long aftertaste.

Nasco di Cagliari;Vermentino
Jul5
Ceppi Vecchi 2014
86

Nizza

Ceppi Vecchi 2014

100% Barbera -This red one from Piedmont. Nizza Ceppi Vecchi 2014 (86 tsomw points)In the glass this wine shows a dark garnet red color. On the nose aromas of blackberries, ripe cherries, liquorice and hints of vanilla and menthol. On the plate balanced, solid and concentrated red fruit, medium-full bodied. Medium acidity. Would pair great with roast meat.  

Barbera
Jul4
Rieslaner Auslese, Lerchenspiel 2015
87

Weingut Am Kaiserbaum

Rieslaner Auslese, Lerchenspiel 2015

A delicious dessert wine from the Pfalz we paired with selfmade chocolate cookies. Weingut Am Kaiserbaum - Rieslaner Auslese, Lerchenspiel 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose orange marmelade, necatrines and hints of honey. On the palate soft in the mouth, filming with excellent acidity. 

Rieslaner
Jul3
Roero Arneis Docg 2016
86

MauroSebaste

Roero Arneis Docg 2016

This lovely white one comes from the Piedmont region just like its big red brother “Barolo” / MauroSebaste – Roero Arneis Docg 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this 100% Roero Arneis shows a light straw yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose delicate aromas of lemonpeel, tropical fruit, fresh flowers and hints of honey. On the palate medium bodied with lemon, apple with great freshness and a nice mineral finish and a hint of almond.  

Arneis
Jul2
Chardonnay DOC “Lafóa” 2015
87

Schreckbichl Colterenzio

Chardonnay DOC “Lafóa” 2015

A great Chardonnay from Alto Adige region. Schreckbichl Colterenzio -  Alto Adige Chardonnay DOC “Lafóa” 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color. On the nose expressive aromas of pineapple, mango, stone fruit and melon with hints of walnut and light creamy. On the palate harmonious and balanced, lots of power in the mouth with ripe fruit, vanilla with well integrated wood and creamy finish.

Chardonnay
Jul1
Chardonnay - Pinot 2015
85

Jaromir jGala

Chardonnay - Pinot 2015

Did you ever taste a whine from Czech Republic?...ok. You have to taste this one! A blend of Chardonnay (70%) & Pinot Gris (30%) Jaromir jGala - Chardonnay - Pinot 2015 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a yellow-green color with silver reflections. On the nose orange peel, pear, green apple and stonefruit with light wood tones. On the palate dry, medium bodied. Solid with lots of freshness and same aromas. Great tight minerality and nice acidity. Long finish.

Chardonnay;Pinot gris
Jun30
Rosé N.V.
86

Champagne Duménil

Rosé N.V.

While visiting Champagne bar Trésor in Reims we cracked this Champagne Duménil Rosé (86 tsomw points) A blend of Chardonnay 1/3 Pinot noir 1/3 Pinot Meunier 1/3 50% reserve wine. In the glass beautiful salmon-orange color with nice mousse. On the nise aromas strawberries and cherries. On the palate full of red fruits in an elegant way. At the end notes of almond and cocoa with a a freshness moment.  

Chardonnay;Pinot noir;Pinot Meunier
Jun29
Montecucco Riserva 2010
88

Colle Massari

Montecucco Riserva 2010

This Rosso really evolved in my cellar. Perfect on taste right now. Colle Massari - Montecucco Riserva 2010 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a deep red color with garnet rim. On the nose intense and persistent aromas with notes of black fruit predominantly; Then  balsamic aromas arise, among which hints of drop and tobacco. On the palate soft and harmonious; The last spatial and comprehensive, supported by a pleasant acidity. 2 bottles left 

Sangiovese;Ciliegiolo;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jun28
Chardonnay 2016
85

Villa Canestrari

Chardonnay 2016

Today we are tasting a nice white one from the Veneto region. Villa Canestrari - Chardonnay 2016 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of blossom, almond, something vegetable and tropical fruit. On the palate light creamy but with a nice freshness, mild dry with tropical fruit and a long finish. Did find it on @finebarrel

Chardonnay
Jun27
Costera 2014
86

Argiolas

Costera 2014

100% Cannonau from Sardinia. Argiolas - Costera 2014 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color with garnet rim. On the nose red fruit like cherries, plums with hints of graphite, black pepper and vanilla. On the palate it is warm, round, soft tannins with 14% alcohol, good texture and nice balance.  

Cannonau
Jun26
Riesling Kupfergrube GG 2014
89

Gut Hermannsberg

Riesling Kupfergrube GG 2014

This wine Gut Hermannsberg - Riesling Kupfergrube GG 2014 / 89 tsomw points. Now the wine is still young with lots of fruit. The longer the storage will make the wine more complex and more structured. Pure with stony, salty minerality, herbs and spices, a lot of flint, lemon and grapefruit, is spicy, simple and enjoys enormous complexity. A highly concentrated Riesling, with elegance, strength and minerality. A wine with a long finish and a huge aging potential.

Riesling
Jun25
Cosmas - Sauvignon Blanc 2015
87

Weingut Kornell

Cosmas - Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Now presenting a great Sauvignon Blanc from the Alto Adige region. Weingut Kornell - Cosmas - Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose gooseberries, lime, granny smith and some nettle. Dry structure, mineral tones. Pleasant and juicy with stimulating bitter nuances in the finish, which is long and refreshing.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jun24
Fleur de Rosé - Rose Millesime 2006
86

Beaumont des Crayères

Fleur de Rosé - Rose Millesime 2006

When you visit the Champagne region don't forget to taste this one. Beaumont des Crayères - Fleur de Rosé - Rose Millesime 2006. (86 tsomw points) A blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Meunier. In the glass this Champagne shows a salmon color with a very fine bubble. On the nose redcurrant, cherry, pleasantly enhanced with brioche notes. On the palate fresh and aromatic with raspberry, citrus, grapefruit and vanilla brioche. Racy finishing on grilled notes.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay;Meunier
Jun23
Gruner Veltliner 2016
84

Höpler

Gruner Veltliner 2016

Today on the table this Grüner Veltliner from Austria. Really enjoyed this white one from the Burgenland. Höpler - Gruner Veltliner 2016. (84 tsomw points) In the glass a tansculent pale gold color. On the nose ripe peach, apricot, citrus, stonefruit, white flowers and green apple flavors. It’s nicely balanced with mineral notes, lemon, grapefruit and a hint of almonds, stone and a long creamy finish.

Gruner Veltliner
Jun22
Gigondas Les Garancières 2011
88

Domaine Santa Duc

Gigondas Les Garancières 2011

Having dinner at Epenay in France. Let's choose a nice and reliable red one. Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Les Garancières 2011 (88 tsomw points) Grape varietals : Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvèdre 10%. In the glass a medium dark garnet color. On the nose it needs some time to open with aromas of compote, leather, forest fruit, dried flowers with hints of vanilla. On the palate a subtle taste, berries, then secondary, with spice and slate. Balanced, clean, intensely drinkable. It paired great with the entrecote.

Grenache;Syrah;Mourvèdre
Jun21
Bremmer Calmont Riesling GG 2015
89

Franzen

Bremmer Calmont Riesling GG 2015

One of the most famous vineyards of the Mosel is the Bremmer Calmont. However, it impresses not only with its 65 degrees slope, but also with the old vines and their many facets. This Riesling is absolutely great – Franzen: Bremmer Calmont Riesling GG 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden, yellow color. On the nose ripe apricots, citrus fruit with hints of herbs and wet stone. On the palate, exotic fruit, apricots with hints of orange zest are encountered, which are enhanced by a dense structure and minerality.

Riesling
Jun20
Grand Cru Champagne les Échansons 2006
90

Mailly Champagne

Grand Cru Champagne les Échansons 2006

This champagne was one of the best experiences of my visit to the Champagne region. A blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. Mailly - Grand Cru Champagne les Échansons 2006 ( 90 tsomw points ) In the glass a golden Champagne with twinkling amber highlights. On the nose the wine is deep and is very sophisticated. Perfectly mature fruits like pear and mirable with hints of lemon mixed with delicate hints of almonds, honey and caramel. On the palate great balance between the flavor of butter, a fresh freshness and the presence of herbs makes for a deliciously soft taste.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay.
Jun19
Barolo 2012
85

Patrizi

Barolo 2012

Last week we had a great dinner at Maison D'Elfant tasting with this Patrizi - Barolo 2012 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a full garnet color. On the nose ripe cherry jam, cranberry, plums, violets and spice nose. On the palate firm tannins (bit chewy), medium bodied, stony finish. Very nice Barolo for this price.

Nebbiolo
Jun18
My wine
86

Il Cellesse

My wine

Il Cellese – Mywine (86 tsomw points) 100% Sangiovese. In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet rim. On the nose this Chianti offers fresh aromas of red berries, cherries and plums with notes of balsamic, spices and flowers. On the palate fresh, medium bodied with again red fruit, nice acidity and great finish. This wine will improve by the years but now allready very nice.

Sangiovese
Jun17
Le Caprice de Clémentine Rosé 2015
84

Chateau les Valantines

Le Caprice de Clémentine Rosé 2015

Yesterday it was 32 dgr. Celcius so we opened this nice refreshing Rosé. Chateau les Valantines – Le Caprice de Clémentine Rosé 2015 (84 tsomw points) Grape varieties Cinsault (50%) and Grenache (50%) In the glass a bright salmon color. On the nose aromas of strawberries, raspberries, flowers and hints of citrus. On the palate nice acidity, good structure, medium-bodied with orange peel at the finish.

Cinsault;Grenache
Jun16
Nit Rosado N.V
87

Raventos

Nit Rosado N.V

De Nit Rosado is a tasteful pink Cava from the heart of the Cava's, the Penedes region in the northeast of Spain. A blend of the Macabeo, Xarel Lo and Parellada, and the Monastrell. Raventos i Blanc – Nit Rosado N.V. (87 tsomw points) This biological sparkling shows a beautiful pink color (light golden) with tiny bubbles and a light mousse. On the nose aromas of red berry fruit, strawberries, citrus and dried fruits. Light vegetabel with hints of passtries and toast. On the palate mid complex, well balanced with a nice creamy texture, nice minerality and acidity. Very nice Cava!

Macabeo;Xarel Lo;Parellada;Monastrell.
Jun15
Etna Bianco DOC Luci Luci 2013
86

Al Cantara

Etna Bianco DOC Luci Luci 2013

Another great white from the Etna region / Sicily. Al-Cantàra - Etna Bianco DOC Luci Luci 2013 (86 tsomw points) In the glass the wine shows a straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of galia melon, tropical fruits, yellow apple, peach, white flowers and mineral tones. On the palate fresh acidity with creamy flavors, solid but fresh in the mouth with a generous finish. @tannico.it 

Jun14
Meri Vermentino di Sardegna 2016
86

Argiolas

Meri Vermentino di Sardegna 2016

The wines from Sardegna are getting better and better. Also this white one from Argiolas – Meri Vermentino di Sardegna 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish hue. On the nose aromas of flowers, citrus, passion fruit and pear. On the palate lots of fruit, fresh and well structured. Very nice white wine.

Vermentino
Jun13
Champagne Brut Tradition Grand Cru N.V.
84

Vincent Renoir

Champagne Brut Tradition Grand Cru N.V.

Saturday we visited a nice small champagne house in Verzy. Vincent Renoir - Champagne Brut Tradition Grand Cru N.V. (84 tsomw points) Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in perfectly equal parts (50% each). Light golden color in the glass. On the nose aromas of citrus, tropical fruits, yeast and a nice soft bubble. On the palate soft, light creamy with a good length.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jun12
No. 2 Riesling Oestrich Doosberg 2000
88

Querbach

No. 2 Riesling Oestrich Doosberg 2000

A riesling from 2000? Yes! This one still kicks ass. Querbach – No. 2 Riesling Oestrich Doosberg 2000 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a full straw yellow color. On the nose intense aromas of petrol, grapefruit, ripe apple and some herbs. On the palate lots of volume, very soft with honey, pear, ripe apple. Long soft finish with papaya and honey.

Riesling
Jun11
Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence 2016
82

Chateau Henri Bonnaud

Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence 2016

Isn't this a great environment for sipping a rosé? Château Henri Bonnaud - Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence (82 tsomw points) In the glass a pale pink color. On the nose aromas of raspberries, strawberries and hints of lavender and something floral. On the palate light red fruit with anise ending. Mineral undertones.

Grenache;Cinsault
Jun10
Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut
86

Champagne Margaine

Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Saturday we visited Champagne bar Tresor. When you are in Reims a must see! We tasted this great Champagne from A. Margaine - Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut (86 tsomw points) In the glass a pale gold color with nice small bubbles. On the nose vibrant, accurate, with white fruits like pear and apple, hints of citrus and floral smells. On the palate attack wide, straight mouth, fresh and mineral, good persistence. 

Chardonnay
Jun9
Terroir Grand Reserva Vranec 2012
89

Chateau Kamnik

Terroir Grand Reserva Vranec 2012

This vineyard in Macedonia  is only 14 years old and produces a great powerfull wine. Chateau Kamnik – Terroir Grand Reserva Vranec 2012 (89 tsomw points)In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose expressive aromas of ripe blackberries, plums with hints of chocolate and mint. On the palate beautifull intensity with velvet tannins, great complexity, fine structure and long great finish. This will even get better after some more years.

Vranec
Jun8
Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru
89

Mailly Champagne

Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru

On Friday we visited Mailly – Grand Cru Champagnes - The Champagnes are made from the Mailly grapes located on the northern slope of Montagne de Reims. Mailly Champagne – Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru (89 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. Soft mousse. On the nose apricot, peach and pear with spicy hints and flowers. On the palate full and powerful, nice complexity with silky mousse, lightly tannic.

Pinot Noir
Jun7
Serai Bianco 2016
86

Le Morette

Serai Bianco 2016

Le Morette – Serai Bianco 2016 (86 tsomw points) Variety: Trebianno, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. In the glass it shows a light yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of green apple, lemon. Pear, orange peel and apricot with hints of white flowers. On the palate nice depth, crispy with nice acidity and softness. Top summer wine. 

Trebianno;Pinot Bianco;Chardonnay;Sauvignon Blanc
Jun6
Brut Rosé Metodo Classico Sangiovese Millesimato 2014
85

Baracchi Winery

Brut Rosé Metodo Classico Sangiovese Millesimato 2014

This is very nice – A 100% Sangiovese sparkling from Cortona – Toscane. Baracchi - Brut Rosé Metodo Classico Sangiovese Millesimato 2014. In the glass a rosé, orange color. On the nose delicate aromas of cherries, red berries, tart, reduced yeasts and a mineral base. On the palate solid structure, nice mousse and medium finish.

Sangiovese
Jun5
Langhe Rossese bianco Rosserto DOC 2014
86

Manzone

Langhe Rossese bianco Rosserto DOC 2014

Manzone – Langhe Rossese bianco Rosserto DOC - 100% Rossese Bianco (86 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with golden rim. On the nose  blossom, vanilla, butter, melon, pear, orangepeel  with hints of balsamic and cedar. On the palate solid, complex, soft with notes of melon and peach, mild acidity.  Long finish. Great with white meat.

Rossese Bianco
Jun4
Gaisberg Riesling 2015
87

Weingut Waldschutz

Gaisberg Riesling 2015

I love those Austrian wines from Kamptal.  Now I am tasting Weingut Waldschütz – Gaisberg Riesling 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose aromas of flowers, apricot, mandarin and some green apple. On the palate full of power, great acidity, with pear and peach and hints of citrus in the nice finish.

Riesling
Jun3
Verdicchio di Matelica - Fogliano 2013
88

Bisci

Verdicchio di Matelica - Fogliano 2013

Top white one from the Marche region. 3 Biccherie. The Verdicchio di Matelica wines can age very good just like this great white one from Bisci – Verdicchio di Matelica - Fogliano 2013 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow with green reflections. On the nose expressive aromas of pear, peach, yellow apple. Intense, fruity, white flowers, complex with a nice minerality. On the palate good balance, well layered, rich taste with medium acid. Fresh, quite persistent, ending with almond notes. 

Jun2
Rosé N.V.
86

Ferrari Trento

Rosé N.V.

How can you pamper yourself better then open a bottle of Rosé sparkling. Right! Ferrari Brut Rosé (86 tsomw points) In the glass a pale salmon color. On the nose smooth and juicy with bright acidity and racy style; long and balanced. 60% Pinot Noir; 40% Chardonnay.

Chardonnay+Pinot Nero
Jun1
Mandolara Lugana 2016
86

Le Morette

Mandolara Lugana 2016

Now a great white summer wine from Lake Garda (Northern Italy) - 100% Turbiana grape. Le Morette - Mandolara Lugana (86 tsomw points)  In the glass the wine shows a light straw yellow color with green reflections. On the nose floral aromas, melon, citrus, jasmine with hints of honey, nuts and pear. On the palate lots of fruit like green apple and peach and in the end a slight tone of almonds. Very fresh with good balance with nice acidity. 

Turbiana
May31
Disfida 2012

Dl Wine

Disfida 2012

This evening a red wine from Campania on the table. A blend of Merlot, Aglianico and Cabernet Sauvignon. Dl Wine / Disfida 2012 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a dark garnet color with purple hues. On the nose aromas of ripe red fruit like plums and dark cherries, with hints of vanilla, coffee and custard slightly spicy. On the palate solid but elegant, soft tannins (from Merlot), silky tannery texture (CS) with a vibrant and refreshing acidity. 18 months in new oak barriques and 6 months in bottle 

Merlot;Aglianico;Cabernet Sauvignon
May30
Pinot Grigio Ramato DOC 2015
87

Specogna

Pinot Grigio Ramato DOC 2015

What is your favourite wineregion? From Friuli comes this lovely Pinot Grigio. Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato DOC 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a nice yellow, copper color. On the expressive nose aromas of apple, pear, strawberries with hints of hay and flowers. On the palate light creamy with enough freshness, nicely balanced with lots of persistent fruity hints.

Pinot Grigio
May29
Saumagen Riesling 2014
87

Weingut Am Nil

Saumagen Riesling 2014

Another great Riesling from the Pfalz. Weingut am Nil - Saumagen Riesling 2014 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a pale yellow color with golden rim. On the nose apricot, lemongrass, orange zest, sage, chalkstone and hints of almond. On the palate light creamy with nice acidity and complexity. Some green apple and spicyness and a great long finish. 

Riesling
May28
Albariño 2016
84

Lagar de Costa

Albariño 2016

It was great weather this weekend in Holland so we tasted this nice summer wine. Lagar de Costa – Albariño 2016 (84 tsomw points) In the glass a pale golden color. On the nose aromas of pear, peach, citrus, nettle and mandarin with hints of flowers. On the palate medium-bodied, good acidity with pear and mint and very nice minerality.  

Albariño
May27
Ten Barrels Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
89

Chateau Kamnik

Ten Barrels Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Ever tasted a wine from Macedonia? You have to try this red one. Kamnik - Ten Barrels Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (89 tsomw points) In the glass dark red color. On the nose aromas of cassis, blueberries, dark cherries, cloves, spices and eucalyptus. Very powerful, balanced and the high alcohol is well integrated. Polished but firm tannins. Just a bit of heat towards the long, intense finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
May26
Rock Angel Cotes de Provence 2016
90

Chateau d´Esclans

Rock Angel Cotes de Provence 2016

This rosé is really a blast. Magnum bottle Chateau d´Esclans - Rock Angel Cotes de Provence 2016 (90 tsomw points) A blend of Grenache and Vermentino. In te glass very light pink color. On the nose aromas of red berries, strawberries, apricots, citrus and light almond. On the palate great freshness, rich and complex, great balance with a long aftertaste.

Grenache;Vermentino
May25
 Riesling Sekt brut N.V.
86

Gut Hermannsberg

Riesling Sekt brut N.V.

Yesterday we cracked this great sparkling from the Nahe region in Germany. Gut Hermannsberg Riesling Sekt brut (86 tsomw points) In the glass light golden color. Nice small mousse. On the nose aromas of citrus, green apple and tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. On the palate solid, light creaminess, nice minerality and acidity. Very nice with a great price quality rate. 

Riesling
May24
Josefien 2015
85

Wijngaard Sint Martinus

Josefien 2015

From “the hills” of Holland comes this very nice white wine made from the Johanniter grape. St. Martinus – Josefien 2015 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose fresh fruit like peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, citrus and chalk with hints of almond. On the palate medium-bodied, fresh in the mouth with nice acidity. Nice long aftertaste.  

May23
Vermentino di Sardegna 201
87

Argiolas

Vermentino di Sardegna 201

This is really a great summer wine from Sardegna. Argiolas - Is Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna 2016 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose expressive aromas of citrus, pear, pineapple and white flowers with hints of mint and light honey. On the palate fresh, savory, full and enveloping taste. At the finish a little bit closing.

Vermentino
May22
Herrenberg Riesling 2013
87

Weingut Am Nil

Herrenberg Riesling 2013

Now featuring a great white wine from the Pfalz (Germany) Weingut Am Nil – Herrenberg Riesling 2013 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose citrus, apricot, apple and chalk with a great freshness and purity. On the palate full-bodied with refreshing complexity, racy with lots of fruit like apple, peach and citrus with a great minerality. Nice long finish. Powerful and spicy reverberation. Top!!

Riesling
May21
Rosso Piceno Pongelli 2013
86

Villa Bucci

Rosso Piceno Pongelli 2013

Now featuring a nice red blend from the Marche region. 50% Montepulciano, 50% Sangiovese. Bucci -  Rosso Piceno Pongelli 2013. In the glass a lively garnet color. On the nose aromas of cherries, prunes, red berries with hints of herbs, pepper and earth. On the palate medium-bodied, elegant and refined. No blockbuster with blackberries, prunes and graphite and steady tannins. Easy drinking and great with the pasta.   

Montepulciano;Sangiovese
May20
Pinot Grigio Puiten 2015
86

Colterenzio

Pinot Grigio Puiten 2015

Another great white from one of my fave regions for white wine. Alto Adige! Colterenzio – Puiten Pinot Grigio 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose fresh aromas of pear, apple and stone fruit with hints of lemon and spicyness. On the palate medium-bodied with nice mouthfeel and vibrant acidity. Long pleasant aftertaste.

Pinot Grigio/Ruländer.
May19
Rossidi, Nikolaevo Vineyard 2014
85

Rossidi Winery

Rossidi, Nikolaevo Vineyard 2014

Now featuring a great wine from Bulgaria - Rossidi Winery Rubin 2014 (85 tsomw points) The rubin grape is a combination of Nebiollo and Syrah. In the glass this wine shows a garnet allmost black color. On the nose dark fruit, pepper, roses with a core of dark chocolate and juicy berries with well-balanced oak. On the palate medium-bodied, balanced with sturdy but ripe tannins. A bit young so decanter it before tasting. Also a wine to keep some wine in the cellar.

Nebiollo;Syrah
May18
 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico rosé 2016
85

Le Morette

Bardolino Chiaretto Classico rosé 2016

From the Lake Garda region / Lugana. Le Morette - Bardolino Chiaretto Classico rosé 2016 (85 tsomw points)Blend of Corvina 55%, Rondinella 35% and Molinara 10%. I think this is really a crowd pleaser. A light pink color (Cotes d'Azur Style) In the glass. On the nose ripe peaches, watermelon and strawberry jam playfully mingle with flavors of wild flowers and strawberries. On the palate well balanced. Tiny bit of twiggy savoriness. Full acid, but clean finish. 

Corvina;Rondinella;Molinara
May17
Señor da Folla Verde 2015
87

Marques de Vizhoja

Señor da Folla Verde 2015

From Rias Baixas comes this wonderfull white one - Marques de Vizhoja - Señor da Folla Verde 2015 (87 tsomw points) Blend of Albariño (70%), Loureira (15%) and Treixadura (15%). The glass shows a golden straw color with greenish rim. On the nose, apple, citrus with hints of ripe fruit, floral tones and light wood. On the palate, the wine is very fresh and meaty with lively tones of apple, pear and fennel. It has a sweet-acidic balance, with an elegant, long-lasting and intense finish.

Albariño;Loureira;Treixadura
May16
Mia Bianco 2015
83

Dl Wine

Mia Bianco 2015

Another nice blend from Campania with a variety of 70% Falanghina 20% Trebbiano and 10% Uva Greca - Dl Wine – Mia Bianco 2015 (83 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with golden highlights. On the nose aromas of white flowers, pear, green apple, peach and hints of tea. On the palate medium/full-bodied with nice acidity and good balance, light oily wit peach and almond aftertaste.

Falanghina;Trebbiano;Uva Greca
May15
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
89

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

On World Brunello day (1 may) we also cracked this great red one. Tenuta Il poggione - Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (89 tsomw points) Dark ruby red in color. Expressive nose of moccha, dark cherries, earthy minerality, spices and hints of leather. Med-full bodied with fine-grained tannins, bright fruit, perfect balance and a long aftertaste. A gem. Will improve further with cellaring.

Sangiovese
May15
Albino – Bianco da Sangiovese 2016
86

Il Cellese

Albino – Bianco da Sangiovese 2016

Il Cellese – Albino – Bianco da Sangiovese (86 tsomw points) 100 % SangioveseIt looks like a rosé… but it isn’t! It is a rare wine which comes from red grapes and grows as a white. It is possible to obtain an almost white wine by harvesting the Sangiovese early and by using the right techniques. In the glass light pink rosé color. On the nose aromas of currants, fresh fruit, flowers and some herbs. On the palate fresh and presistent, good balance a nice acidity light oily with a nice minerality. Real nice summerwine. A white wine which has a red essence! 

May14
Brunello di Montalcino 2009
90

Mastrojanni

Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Yesterday we celebrated 1 May World BdM day with this amazing wine. Mastro janni – Brunello di Montalcino 2009 (90 tsomw points) In the glass bright ruby red, light transparent. On the nose expressive aromas of dried cherries, plums, roasted chestnut, licorice with earthy hints and tobacco. On the palate fine acidity and soft tannins with cherries, leather and caramel. Great long lingering finish.

Sangiovese
May13
Metamorphica Escumos Ancestral Garnatxa Negre N.V.
86

Costador

Metamorphica Escumos Ancestral Garnatxa Negre N.V.

Great experience - A natural bio rosé sparkling wine made of Garnacha!! 50% of the wine is fermented for 7 weeks with the entire grape. That’s why this sparkling rosé has a more red wine color. Costador – Metamorphica Escumos Ancestral Garnatxa Negre (86 tsomw points) In the glass a purple red color. Light bubble. On the nose cassis, sour cherries, red berries and flowers. On the palate refreshing with nice acidity. 

Garnacha
May12
Superior Douro D.O.C. Red 2014
88

Quinta do Crasto

Superior Douro D.O.C. Red 2014

Another great wine from the Douro region. Quinto do Crasto – Superior Douro D.O.C. Red 2014 (88 tsomw points) Matured in French oak barrels for 12 months. Blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca and 5% Sousao. In the glas a deep purple, violet color. On the nose aromas of redberries, chocolate, spices and flowers. On the palate solid, velvety structure with elegant tannins, red fruit, subtle oakiness and nice acidity.

Touriga Nacional;Tinta Roriz;Touriga Franca;Sousao
May11
Herzstück von Kirchenberg Grüner Veltliner 2015
89

Nigl

Herzstück von Kirchenberg Grüner Veltliner 2015

For me this is one of the best Grüner Veltliner I have tasted. Top from Austria / Nigl - Herzstück von Kirchenberg Grüner Veltliner 2015 (89 tsomw points) In the glass this Grüner Veltliner shows a deep yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose nice complexity with anise,  herbs, cinnamon, tropical fruit and green apples. On the palate a combination of sweet and sour. The aromas follow each other nicely. The finish is very long and ends in a nice mineral and fresh final.

Gruner Veltliner
May10
Barbera d´Alba 2013
85

Fratello Aimasso

Barbera d´Alba 2013

Now a nice red one from the North of Italy - Fratelli Aimasso Barbera d'Alba DOC 2013 (85 tsomw points) In the glass transparent purple ruby red color. On the nose aromas of red fruit like blackberries, cherries and strawberries with red fruit compote, spicyness and vanilla. On the palate medium / full-bodied and nice acidity. Nice softness and balanced. 

Barbera
May9
Smeriglio Merlot 2015
84

Baracchi Winery

Smeriglio Merlot 2015

Now a great red one from the Cortona - Tuscany region in Italy. Baracchi - Smeriglio Merlot 2015 (84 tsomw points) In the glass deep garnet red, allmost black. On the nose redberries, blackberries, currants and hints of rosemary, black pepper and vanilla. Full body with velvety and chewy tannins. Delicious fruit with spicy oak. Mouth coating wine with chewy tannins, dense textures and a long, rich finish.

Merlot
May8
Il Preliminare 2016
84

Cantine del Notaio

Il Preliminare 2016

A white blend from Basilicata region. Aglianico del Vulture and other white grapes like Malvasia, Moscato and Chardonnay. Cantine del Notaio - Il Preliminare (84 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the nose aromas of exotic fruits like mango, papaya and pineapple and some lime, vanilla and almond. On the palate fresh and fruity in the mouth. Characterized by a fine structure, elegant fruity and floral notes.

Malvasia;Moscato;Chardonnay
May7
Albarinho 2016
83

Marqués de Vizhoja

Albarinho 2016

A very nice summer wine from Galicia. Marqués de Vizhoja - Blanco 2016 (83 tsomw points) Blend of Albariño, Loureiro and Treixadura. In the glass a straw-yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose fruit forward with white fruits, apples, melon, tropical fruit notes with white flowers. As this wine opens to the air more aromatics become present such as apricots, peaches, citrus notes and lemon. On the palate well balanced with nice freshness and acidity. Very good price, quality rate. @bodegasmarquesdevizhoja

Albariño;Loureiro;Treixadura
May7
Duca SanFelice 2011
85

Librandi

Duca SanFelice 2011

Nice red one from the South of Italy - 100% Gaglioppo. Librandi - Duca Sanfelice Riserva (85 tsomw points) In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the nose aromas of blackberries, strawberries, herbs, cinnamon and cloves. On the palate powerful, nice tannins with cherries, pepper and herbs. Full finish with cherries and some vanilla. Very nice red for this money.

Gaglioppo
May6
Bolgheri Rosso 2015
86

Tenuta Campo El Mare

Bolgheri Rosso 2015

Tenuta Campo el Mare - Bolgheri 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass this Bolgheri has a deep red color. On the nose aromas of ripe fruit, strawberries, raisins, floral tones, mint and a tap of vanilla and toast. On the palate full and soft of taste. An elegant, fine structure, nice acidity and attractive complexity.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
May5
Selezione Vintage Blanc de Blancs Millessimato N.V.
86

Ca' D'or

Selezione Vintage Blanc de Blancs Millessimato N.V.

This Blanc de Blancs Italian sparkling wine is made by Ca d’Or Winery in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. It is made from 100% Durella grapes using the Charmat method. Ca d'or Winery - Blanc des Blancs (86|100 tsomw points) In the glass a bright lemon yellow color with greenish hue. It shows smooth bubbles. On the nose nice freshness, with exotic fruit, elderflower, apricot, floral hints and pleasing balsamic notes. On the palate soft with nice acidity and minerality. Nice fruity notes with a almond finish. @cadorvini 

Durella
May4
Vega Busiel Envejecido 2015
82

Bodegas Castelo de Medina

Vega Busiel Envejecido 2015

A nice blend from the Rueda region - Syrah and Tempranillo. Bodegas Castelo de Medina - Vega Busiel 2015 (82 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color with garnet rim. On the nose dark ripe red fruits, vanilla, herbs and spices with hints of caramel. The palate is round and wide, balanced and perfect assembly with well integrated wood. 

Syrah;Tempranillo
May4
Rosso Fogliano Marche
85

Bisci

Rosso Fogliano Marche

A full-bodied blend (merlot & sangiovese) from the Marche region. Bisci - Rosso Fogliano 2013 (85/100 tsomw points) Dark ruby red in color with garnet hue. On the nose aromas of black cherries, mulberries, raisins with hints of nuts and green pepper. On the palate dry and full-bodied with big tannins but not annoying.

Merlot;Sangiovese
May3
Catnip Viognier 2016
86

Rusty Mutt

Catnip Viognier 2016

Rusty Mutt Catnip Viognier 2016 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose fresh aromas of apricot, lemongrass, orange peel, some floral and nutty hints. On the palate medium-bodied, nouthfilling with fresh citrus and stonfruit. Nice minerality and aftertaste.

Viognier
May2
Mileto Tempranillo Rioja 2012
83

Bodegas Alvia

Mileto Tempranillo Rioja 2012

In the glass this Rioja shows a dark cherry red color. On the nose ripe red fruits like cherries, strawberries, currants, forest floor, licorice and well integrated woody notes. On the palate nice balance, pleasant acidity with enough red fruit, soft in the mouth with a pleasant long finish despite the 15%. 

Tempranillo;Garnacha;Mazuelo
May1
Crasto Superior branco 2015
86

Quinta do Crasto

Crasto Superior branco 2015

When you like a “Burgundy style” white one you have to try this white wine from the Douro region with grape varieties: Viosinho, Verdelho – 6 months in Frenck oak barrels. Quinta do Crasto – Crasto Superior branco 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright citrus color. On the nose citrus, peaches, white flowers, buttery and well-integrated oak. On the palate perfect balanced, solid, creamy but with enough freshness with herbs on a stony palate. 

Viosinho;Verdelho
Apr30
Villa Bossi Chianti Rufina Riserva 2011
87

Tenuta Bossi

Villa Bossi Chianti Rufina Riserva 2011

Today a real nice Tuscany blend with 80% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino, 10% C.Sauvignon. Marchesi Gondi - Villa Bossi Chianti Rufina Riserva 2011 (87/100 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby ??red color and light garnet hue. On the nose aromas of black cherries and ripe blackberries, followed by a spicy sweet with hints of licorice and balsamic nuances with hints of toasted nuts and coffee. On the palate great texture and character. The fullness of the wine is displayed alternately with soft tannins and a good personality. On the aftertaste fruity and mineral notes closes a pleasant hint of licorice. 

Sangiovese;Colorino;Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr29
Pinot Grigio Sudtirol Alto Adige 2016
85

Colterenzio

Pinot Grigio Sudtirol Alto Adige 2016

A very nice Pinot Grigio from one of the best wine regions from Italy – Alto Adige. Colterenzio – Pinot Grigio 2016 (85/100 tsomw points) In the glass a pale lemon color. On the nose aromas of pear, melon, peach, citrus blossom and light herbs. On the palate round and elegant with nice acidity, juicy with pear and light almond in the aftertaste.  

Pinot Grigio
Apr28
Castello di Brolio 2010
89

Barone Ricasoli

Castello di Brolio 2010

Barone Ricasoli – Chianti Classico Castello Di Brollio 2010 (89/100 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the nose great matured aromas of blackcurrant, liquorice, tobacco, chocolate, wet earth and hints of flowers and vanilla. On the palate full-bodied, soft tannins, silky and smooth with enough freshness. Full of red fruit and a little alcoholic heat. Very enjoyable and can take some more years to develop.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot
Apr27
Vale da Calada Branco 2016
85

Herdade da Calada

Vale da Calada Branco 2016

Great blend from Portugal. Grapes: Verdelho and Arinto. Herdade Dacalada - Vale da Calada branco 2016 (85/100 tsomw points) In the glass a light yellow color with greenish hue. On the nose aromas of green apple, citrus, pear, tropical fruits with a nice minerality and hints of nuts. On the palate fresh, juicy, medium-bodied with green apple and light herbal notes. Nice long aftertaste.

Verdelho;Arinto
Apr26
Modra Frakinja 2013
84

Heaps Good Wine Co

Modra Frakinja 2013

Heaps Good Wine Co - Modra Frankinja 2013. In the glass a deep red allmost black color. On the nose expressive aromas of cherries, blackberries en jam compote with hints of pepper, herbs and oak. On the palate fine and elegant with nice acidity and red fruits.

Blaufrankisch
Apr25
Verdejo Vendimia Selleccionada 2015
83

Castelo de Medina

Verdejo Vendimia Selleccionada 2015

Castelo de Medina - Verdejo Vendimia Seleccionada 2015 (83/100 tsomw points) In the glass this 100% Verdejo shows a bright, straw yellow color with greenish hue. On the nose aromas of stonefruit, anise, citrus, apple, lightly toasted from 3 months barrel aging. On the palate fleshy, solid with enough fruits and herbs. Nice round aftertaste.

Verdejo
Apr24
Prunideo Rosso di Toscana 2015
83

Cantina del Farnio

Prunideo Rosso di Toscana 2015

Blend of Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet 10%. Cantina del Farnio 'Prunideo' Rosso Toscana ( 83/100 tsomw points)  In the glass a dark ruby red allmost black color. On the nose floral notes, cherry, raspberry, berries, plum jam, chocolate and leather. On the palate tannic, fresh, balanced and with a good body.

Sangiovese;Cabernet
Apr23
Castel del Monte Nero di Troia 2015
82

Cantina Vignuolo

Castel del Monte Nero di Troia 2015

Cantina Vignuolo - Castel del Monte Rosso DOC 2015. This is a nice blend of Nero di Troia (70%), Montepulciano (15%) en Aglianico (15%). In the glass a ruby red color with garnet hues. On the nose dark berries, cherries and currants. On the palate full-bodied, energetic in tannins and good length.

Nero di Troia;Montepulciano;Aglianico
Apr22
Salino Bianco 2015
85

Cantina Colosi

Salino Bianco 2015

Cantine Colosi – Salino Bianco 2015 (85/100 tsomw points) Grape variety: Inzolia and Catarratto. In the glass a pale yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose white flowers, peach, exotic fruits and something salthy like olives. On the palate medium / full-bodied, dry but with enough fruit and freshness. Very nice minerality from the vulcanic soil and the sun.  

Inzolia;Catarratto
Apr21
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
84

Castelo de Medina

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Castelo de Medina is a great winery in the Rueda region. This Castelo de Medina Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (84/100 tsomw points) has a great PQR. A little strange but very nice! In the glass straw yellow in colour with golden tones. On the nose fresh with aromas of tropical fruits like banana, pineapple and grapefruit. On the palate it's fresh, lively and invigorating with flavours of nettles and gooseberry and nutty hints.

Sauvignon Blanc
Apr20
Brut Trebbiano Methodo Classico 2013
84

Baracchi Winery

Brut Trebbiano Methodo Classico 2013

Baracchi – Brut Trebbiano Methodo Classico (84/100 tsomw points) In the glass a intensive yellow color with greenish hue. Small bubbles, good acidity. On the nose pear, yellow apple, citrus, crusty bread and light flavors. On the palette full-bodied with a light almond after-taste. Fresh, bubbles brush kindly to the palate with a pleasant taste of yeasts. It express itself with great balance and elegance.

Trebbiano
Apr20
Merlot - Blanc de Noir Trocken 2016
86

Becker Weine

Merlot - Blanc de Noir Trocken 2016

Weingut Becker – Merlot Blanc de Noir 2016 (86/100 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color with greenish hue. On the nose great aromas of apricot, peaches, citrus with hints of boilers, spicyness and mint. On the palate fresh, fruity with great balance and acidity. Really great refreshing wine with a great price, quality rate.

Merlot
Apr19
Brut Reserva Método Cava N.V.
80

Mas Guso

Brut Reserva Método Cava N.V.

Yeah. It's wine Tuesday so let's crack a nice sparkling! Mas Guso - Brut reserva Cava (80/100 tsomw points) Blend of Xarel.lo, Parellada and Macabeo. In his first taste fine bubbles. In the mouth we find pure flavors with a slight yeast-key. Easy drinking sparkling.

Xarel.lo;Parellada;Macabeo
Apr19
Camins del Priorat 2013
89

Álvaro Palacios

Camins del Priorat 2013

Alvaro Palacios - Camins del Priorat 2013 (89/100 tsomw points) In the glass a dark garnet to inky purple red color. On the nose expressive aromas of black fruit, spicy wood, floral and peppery aroma. Black currants and cherry, raspberry notes, minerals tints and black pepper on the palate, long finish. Powerful and rich, bold, soft texture and complex. Needs some time to open up. In about five years even better! 

Trebbiano
Apr18
Villa Castiglioni Rosso 2010
87

Bisci

Villa Castiglioni Rosso 2010

This nice red one comes from the Marche region. Bisci - Rosso Villa Castiglioni 2010 ( 87/100 tsomw points) Blend of Sangiovese 70% Merlot 30%. In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet hues. On the nose black cherries, blueberries and currant with mineral hints and vanilla On the palate dry, soft and harmonious and persistent. Soft tannins and pleasant long finish. 

Sangiovese;Merlot
Apr17
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
83

Weingut Waldschutz

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Another nice white wine from Austria this Waldschütz – Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (83/100 tsomw points) In the glass a light yellow color. On the nose expressive aromas of ananas, papaya, elderberry with hints of nettles. On the palate not screaming but powerfull, light creamy with nice structure and freshness and minerality.

Sauvignon Blanc
Apr16
Edicao Nacional Avesso White 2015
82

Covela

Edicao Nacional Avesso White 2015

his fits great with the summer weather in Holland.  Covela -: Edicao Nacional Avesso 2015 (82/100 tsomw points) In the glass a bright yellow color. On the nose floral aromas with vibrant lemon aromatics. The palate shows vivacious lemon, lime and peach flavors.  It’s perfectly balanced and an amazing wine for food. 

Apr15
Pora Barbaresco 2013
90

Musso

Pora Barbaresco 2013

Musso is a famous winery located in the village of Barbaresco in the Piedmont wine region of Italy. Musso - Barbaresco Pora 2013 (90/100 tsomw points) In the glass a dark red color. On the nose nice aromas of plums and prunes,  dried figs, tar, violets, chocolate and some spicyness. On the palate very ripe and plummy, with cherries, sweet spices with lots of fruitiness and soft tannins. The finish is long, soft with vanilla and spices. Top vino 

Nebbiolo
Apr14
Feldmarschall 2015
86

Tiefenbrunner

Feldmarschall 2015

Tiefenbrunner – Feldmarschall 2015 (86/100 tsomw points) In the glass a light straw yellow color. This wines offers great aromas of stonefruit, green apples, pear with hints of honey and jasmine.On the palate nicely balanced, fresh, zesty acidity, light aromatic with a long aftertaste. Great minerality. A bit like Riesling. Top

Muller Thurgau
Apr13
Merlot Goldberg 2014
82

Weingut Reumann

Merlot Goldberg 2014

Weingut Reumann - Merlot 2014 (82/100 tsomw points) In the glass dark cherry red. On the nose aromas of blackberries, some cherries and peppermint, also orange peel and hints of blossom. On the palate clear fruit with red berries and zest. Spicyness, ripe tannins and good finish. 

Merlot
Apr12
Rosé 2015
83

Covela

Rosé 2015

A very nice Rosé made of 100% Touriga Nacional. One of Portugal’s most iconic grapes. Quinta de Covela – Rosé 2015 (83/100 tsomw points) In the glass a bright, pale pink color. On the nose floral aromas, strawberries, raspberries and some red apple with nice minerality and little spicyness. On the palate dry, nice structure, fresh with creamy strawberries and blueberries with a medium long finish

Touriga Nacional
Apr11
Pinot Noir 2013
87

Simcic

Pinot Noir 2013

This is a great Pinot Noir from Slovenia. Two years on barrique. Great surprise for me! Marjan Simcic – Pinot Noir 2013 (87/100 tsomw points) In the glass a ruby red color, light transparent with a brick color hue. On the nose cherries, cassis liquor and orange peel with soft savory hints. On the palate ripe red fruit, nice solid but also fresh. Suprisingly big for this grape! Nice long aftertaste of cherries.

Pinot Noir
Apr10
Bakchai 2015
84

Vigneti Bonaventura

Bakchai 2015

This nice biological white one comes from the Marche Region. – 100% Pecorino. Vigneti Bonaventura – Bakchai 2015 (84/100 tsomw points) In the glass a straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of grapefruit, and aromatic herbs like sage. Also some vegetable hints. On the palate good body and balance and good structure. Good acidity and length. 

Apr9
Sauvignon Vigna Al lago 2015
86

Tenuta Conte Romano

Sauvignon Vigna Al lago 2015

Tenuta Conte Romano – Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (86/100 tsomw points) In the glass a light yellow color. On the nose vegatable notes with tropical, fruit, peach and great minerality. On the palate savory and dry, fine flavours with great acidity which gives the wine character.

Sauvignon Blanc
Apr8
Müller-Thurgau Pietramontis 2015
85

Villa Corniole

Müller-Thurgau Pietramontis 2015

Ever heard from Müller-Thurgau grapes? This lovely wine from Trentino shows 100% Müller-Thurgau. Villa Corniole- Müller-Thurgau 2015 (85/100 tsomw points) In the glass a bright straw yellow color with greenish hues. On the nose vegetables aromas of nettle and elderflower, tropical fruits, citrus and herbs. On the palate fresh with nice minerality and acidity. Dry and persistent with notes of ripe melon.

Müller Thurgau
Apr7
Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2015
87

Marchese Luca Spinola

Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2015

Oh oh..what a nice Gavi this Marchese Luca Spinola – Gavi del comune di Gavi DOCG 2015 (87 tsomw points) In the glass a pale yellow color with greenish hue. On the nose aromas of zesty green apple, floral notes and anise. On the palate dry, fresh, slight savory with apple and citrus notes. Great finish, clean and with a good length.

Cortese
Apr6
The Prospector Syrah 2015
87

Jordan

The Prospector Syrah 2015

When you are looking for a Syrah with a great price, quality rate you have to check out this Jordan – The Prospector Syrah 2015 (87/100 tsomw points) In the glass a deep purple red color. On the nose blackberries, blueberries, black currants, leather with hints of chocolate and spicyness. On the palate concentrated with great structure, fruity, warm and rich, soft in the mouth with great balance. Dutch distributor Pallas Wines 

Syrah
Apr5
Calidus Mons Riesling 2014
90

Franzen

Calidus Mons Riesling 2014

In the glass a briljant gold yellow color. On the nose multi layers aromas with apricots, peaches, subtle spice, great minderal notes and roses with everytime I sniff the glass other aromas. On the palate rich flavors, great complexity with apricot and blossom, great minerality (salty). The perfect balance of fruits and slate. Mild acididity with a never ending reverberation. I am in love!! Cheers?. 

Riesling
Apr4
Castelo Rosé
80

Castelo de Medina

Castelo Rosé

Bodegas Castelo de Medina – Castelo Rosé 2016 (80/100 tsomw points) In the glass a salmon / red color. On the nose fresh aromas of raspberries, strawberries, red currant and light hints of herbs. On the palate medium bodied, good balance, fresh, some sweetness and some acid, nice minerality.

Tempranillo;Grenache
Apr3
Tignanello 2014
89

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello 2014

Do you like super Tuscan? This Super Tuscan is made of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes. Tignanello - Marchesi Antinori 2014 (89/100 tsomw pts.) Intense dark ruby ??red in color. On the nose a complex flavor of tobacco, blackberries, vanilla and tobacco. The taste is full, delicate and silky smooth with slightly sweet hints, balanced tannins and a full lingering finish. 

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Apr2
Tokaji Eszencia 2005
89

Disznoko

Tokaji Eszencia 2005

Ever tasted this godly nectar from Hungary?? I don’t know how to tell you about this wine but this Disznoko Tokaji Escenzia 2005 is great (89/100 tsomw points) In the glass a deep amber colour, thick, with fat tears. In the nose sweet honey, apricot, plums, orange peel, figs and tea leafs. On the palate intense flavours, complex. Very concentrated nectar with incredible length with a dash of exiting acidity.

Muscat Blanc;Furmint;Harslevelu
Apr1
Basilicata Del Vulture Aglianico 2011
84

Tenuta I Gelsi

Basilicata Del Vulture Aglianico 2011

Tenuta I Gelsi – Balsilicata 2011 / Aglianico del Vulture 100% (84/100 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet hues. On the nose aromas of currants, blackberries, plums, cloves, chocolate, licorice with hints of black pepper and tobacco. On the palate powerful, dry, fleshy and structured but also soft and elegant. Good balance with a nice sour voltage and a salinity that enhances the drinkability 

Aglianico del Vulture
Mar31
Franciacorta Brut
86

Santa Lucia

Franciacorta Brut

Santa Lucia – Brut Franciacorta NV (86/100 tsomw points) 90% chardonnay, 10% Pinot Bianco. In the glass a straw yellow color. Fine, persistent perlage. On the nose delicate notes of apple, plums, flowers with hints of yeast notes, hazelnut and bakery. On the palate soft and creamy, tangy, medium body and good freshness, and becomes lighter and tends to close on citrus and chalky tones.?

Chardonnay+Pinot Bianco
Mar30
Purgatory Costers del Segre 2013
87

Torres

Purgatory Costers del Segre 2013

Top blend from Spain. Torres - Purgatori Costers del Segre 2013 (87/100 tsomw points) In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, cherries, cinamon, orange peel, ethereal nuances, spices and wood. On the palate fresh and fruity, fine tannins with plums and cherries with a great fresh and full aftertaste.

Cariu00f1ena;Syrah;Garnacha tinta
Mar29
Meisterstuck Riesling 2015
82

Weingut Lithos

Meisterstuck Riesling 2015

After a day working in the garden we cracked this nice Riesling from Mittelrhein Weingut Lithos - Meisterstück ( 82 tsomw points) In the glass a light/ bright yellow color. On the nose aromas of nectarine, apricot and slate. On the palate fresh and clean, nice minerality, medium-bodied with long fruity finish. 

Riesling
Mar28
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico 2013
86

Villa Antinori

Villa Antinori Chianti Classico 2013

After some bubbles and white wines we went back inside because it was getting cold. So what do you pick to warm up? Right! This Villa Antinori - Chianti Classico Reserva 2013. (86 tsomw points) Blend of 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet. In the glass this wine is ruby ??red in color. On the nose aromas of ripe red fruit like cherries, raspberries, spices, candied friots and aromas of oak and vanilla. On the palate this wine is immediately alive. Fruity onset in the mouth with soft tannins and a nice long aftertaste thanks to the wood aging.

Sangiovese;Cabernet
Mar27
Brut N.V.
82

Cantine Ferrari

Brut N.V.

Yesterday sitting outside and starting with this nice bubble. Ferrari - Brut - Trento In the glass a straw-yellow color with a slight greenish tinge. Fine-grained rich foam. In the nose ripe apples, white flowers aroma, faintly feel the yeast flavor. Lasting aftertaste of ripe fruit, fresh, light and pleasant balance of good wine.

Chardonnay
Mar26
Malvasia Vigna Roversolo 2015
88

Tenuta Conte Romano

Malvasia Vigna Roversolo 2015

Tenuta Conte Romano – Malvasia 2015 (88 tsomw points) In the glass a light golden color with greenish hues. In the nose white flowers, grapefruit, lemon and hints of mint. On the palate pleasantly fresh, full in the mouth, savoury but gentle. It really melts in the mouth. Top white!

Malvasia Istriana
Mar25
Sassicaia 2012
90

Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia 2012

One of my all time favourite red iconic wines. Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia Bolgheri 2012 (90 tsomw points) I know still young but with so many potential. In the glass a dark red color. In the nose saddle leather, caramel, forest floor, blackberries and raspberries. The same on the palate, medium/big body, lots of soft tannins, lovely and rich tasting, will peak in 5 or more years. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Mar24
40 year Old Tawny Port
90

Graham's

40 year Old Tawny Port

Graham’s – 40 years old tawny port (90 tsomw points) In the glass a gold amber color with a light green tint on the edge. In the nose aromas of raisins, oak, tobacco and hazelnut. On the palate rich and intense with raisins, toffee and chocolate and an excellent finish.

Touriga Nacional
Mar23
Cava Kripta Gran Reserva Brut Nature
88

Agustu00ed Torellu00f3 Mata

Cava Kripta Gran Reserva Brut Nature

Kripta Gran Anyada / 2006 (88 tsomw points) Grape variety: Macabeo, Xarello en ParelladaVery unique bottle – in Amphora shaped style. In the glass a cloudy golden color. In the nose aromas of apples, quince, honey and yellow fruit. On the palate, silky well integrated bubbles, pleasant acidity combined wine. Flavored pastries, brioche, with a final pleasant sensation, sweet and enveloping, fine and delicate taste with a very long, creamy background of toasty and buttery.

Macabeo;Xarello;Parella
Mar22
Cagnulari Alghere 2015
81

Santa Maria la Palma

Cagnulari Alghere 2015

Another nice red one from Sardinia - Cagnulari is a local grape variety. Cantina Santa Maria La Palma – Cagnulari 2015 (81 tsomw points) In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet hues. In the nose red fruit like cherries and berries, liquorice, something vegetable and spices. On the palate solid, warm and smooth with again notes of red fruit.

Cagnulari
Mar21
Malestro Rosé 2015
80

Dl Wine

Malestro Rosé 2015

Only 1.300 bottles produced of this rosé from Campania. Dl Wine – Rosé Malestro 2015 (80 tsomw points) In the glass a coppery, pink color. In the nose aromas of roses, cherries with notes of orange and blossom. On the palate medium-bodied, fruity with a nice freshness. Hints of strawberries, cherries and little bitter aftertaste.

Aglianico
Mar20
Blauburgunder 2015
80

Erste Neue

Blauburgunder 2015

This red one comes from the Alto Adige region – One of my favourite white wine regions so why not try a red one from Sud Tirol. Erste Neue – Blauburgunder 2015 (80 tsomw points) In the glass a transparent red, slightly violet color. In the nose sweet cherries, raspberries, light earthy, with chocolate and some spicyness.

Pinot Noir
Mar19
Der Weisse 2015
80

Weingut Lithos

Der Weisse 2015

From the Mittelrhein region comes this blend of Muller-Thurgau, Faber and Kerner. Weingut Lithos – “Der Weisse” (80 tsomw points) In the glass a bright and light yellow color. In the nose aromas of white fruit, apple and fresh herbs. On the palate crispy, nice acidity, fresh and persistent.

Muller-Thurgau;Faber;Kerner
Mar18
Syrah Duca Lorenzo 2015
83

Cantine Silvestri

Syrah Duca Lorenzo 2015

Silvestri – Syrah Duca Lorenzo 2015 (83 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple hues. In the nose cherries, blackberries, violets and chocolate with spicy hints. On the palate soft in the mouth, solid, well structured, finishing with hints of leather and chocolate.

Syrah
Mar17
Penedes 3055 Rosé 2015
84

JeanLeon

Penedes 3055 Rosé 2015

Jean Leon 3055 Rosé 2015 (torres) (84 tsomw points) In the glass a beautiful light pink/orange color. In the nose expressive aromas of raspberries, currants and peach with some floral hints. On the palate fresh with good acidity with red fruit notes like cherries, strawberries and currants.

Pinot Noir
Mar16
Muscari Tomajoli 2015
85

Muscari Tomajoli

Muscari Tomajoli 2015

Nice red blend from the Lazio region. Muscari Tomajoli – Pantaleone 2015 (85 tsomw points) Blend of Barbera 70%, Petit Verdot 30% In the glass a bright ruby red color with violet hues. In the nose intense aromas of red fruit like raspberries, plums, black cherries and blueberries and a sweet spicyness with chocolate. Very nice marriage of the Barbera and the thickness of the Petit Verdot. On the palate smooth and soft, fresh with lively and elegant tannins. Very nice.

Barbera; Petit Verdot
Mar15
Santa Digna Sauvignon Nlanc 2016
79

Torres

Santa Digna Sauvignon Nlanc 2016

A white wine from Chile this Torres Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc Reserva (79 tsomw points) In the glass a pale gold color with greenish hues. In the nose aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, green apple and lime with a hint of anise and fennel. On the palate, good balanced and concentrated, crispy (new Zealand style). High in acidity. Would match great with asian food or grilled fish. Real summerwine.

Sauvignon Blanc
Mar14
Bremmer Calmont Riesling 2015
88

Weingut Franzen

Bremmer Calmont Riesling 2015

Wow. Beautifull Riesling! Franzen – Bremmer Calmont Riesling 2015 ( 88 tsomw points ) In the glass yellow gold color. In the nose mineral slate and fresh, peach, flowers and orange. Well balanced and elegant. Peach is reflected in the taste with also hints of mandarin, grapefruit, yellow apple and light honey. Extremely beautifully balanced wine. Especially because the acid plays with the moderate sweetness and gives the wine an almost floating character. Awesome Riesling.

Riesling
Mar13
Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis 2013
80

Cantina di Santadi

Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis 2013

Santadi - Grotta Rossa 2013 ( 80 tsomw points ) A bright scarlet color in the glass.Intense aromas of red fruit and leather. On the palate lots of fruit (cherry) and elegant starter, then soft and dry with well blended tannins and fresh flavor.

Carignano
Mar12
Amarone della Valpolicella 2011
85

Santi

Amarone della Valpolicella 2011

Santi – Amarone della Valpolicella 2011 (85 tsomw points) In the glass a dark ruby red color with a dark core. In the nose forest floor, animal notes, black pepper, raspberries, cloves and hints of tobacco. On the palate raisin, dried black currant, clove and tobacco. Solid but also with nice freshness. Tannins are supple with a medium smoky vanilla finish.

Amarone
Mar11
Gruner Veltliner Kremser Thurnerberg 2015
86

Weingut Tu00fcrk

Gruner Veltliner Kremser Thurnerberg 2015

Winery Türk – Gruner Veltliner Kremser Thurnerberg 2015 (86 tsomw points) In the glass a bright light yellow color. In the nose tropical fruit like pineapple and ananas, fresh apples and white pepper. Great minerality, acidity and a good body. Very precise and clean in the mouth with a great aftertaste.

Gru00fcner Veltliner
Mar10
Pinot Grigio Ramato Pietramontis 2014
84

Villa Corniole

Pinot Grigio Ramato Pietramontis 2014

Villa Corniole - Trentino Romato Pinot Grigio 2014 (84 tsomw points) The maturation on the skins for several hours and the light upbringing in oak barrels give the wine a copper-amber color. In the nose orange blossom, fruity tones and light vanilla. On the palate rich, full in the mouth but also soft. The aftertaste is rich a light creamy. 

Pinot Grigio
Mar9
Millesimato Brut 2010
84

Monzio Compagnoni

Millesimato Brut 2010

Monzio Compagnoni / Millesimato Brut 2010 (84 points) This pretty dry Monzio Compagnoni Franciacorta consists of 80% Chardonnay and 20% of Pinot Noir. In the glass a beautifull golden yellow color with a persistent, fine mousse. In the nose, apple and pear, honey, almond, breadcrumbs and brioche. The palate is ripe, soft but juicy thanks to good acidity. In the finish a light sweetness. Very tasteful.

Mar8
Colli Merlot DOC No. 2 - 2013
83

Spinefrasse

Colli Merlot DOC No. 2 - 2013

In the glass a dark ruby color with garnet hues.In the nose powerful aromas of black currants, cherries, plums and compote, black pepper, licorice with a hint of tobacco and vanilla. On the palate medium acidity, medium bodied, pleasant in the mouth with soft tannins. Aromas of strawberries, cherries and pepper with an intense ad persistent aftertaste.

Merlot
Mar7
Brut Cantine NV
82

Cantine Silvestri

Brut Cantine NV

Grapes from hillside vineyards of Campania and Lazio. Grape Variety: Falanghina and Chardonnay In the glass a bright staw yellow color. In the nose clear aromas, fruity, floral with notes of lemon, apple and light smoky notes. On the palate, dry, harsh, clean, elegant and with good harmony. Very fine perlage.

Falanghina;Chardonnay
Mar6
Pietrabianca Castel del Monte 2015
89

Tormaresca

Pietrabianca Castel del Monte 2015

Tormaresca shows with this great organic Chardonnay that you can make in Puglia, great white wines that are also elegant. (89 points) Chardonnay 90%, Fiano 10% Light golden color in the glass with light greenish hues. In the nose floral, peach, grapefruit with vanilla and buttery citrus. Fresh on the palate, with pineapple and melon, stonefruit, soft in the mouth with light oak and spicyness, lively and a great long finish. Really amazing Chardonnay from Puglia.

Chardonnay;Fiano
Mar5
Sommo 2011
82

Colli di Serrapetrona

Sommo 2011

Terre di Serrapetrona – Sommo 2011 (82 points) . From the homeland of Vernaccia Nera in Italy (Marche) comes this nice dessert wine. It shows a dark ruby red color in the glass with violet hues. In the nose expressive aromas of black cherries, plums, raspberries and hints of flowers, herbs and tobacco. On the palate very balanced, sweet with chocolate and dark dried red fruit. This wine screams for a dessert like sweet creams, pies or just dark chocolate.

Vernaccia Nera
Mar4
Franzero Riesling 2015
81

Weingut Franzen

Franzero Riesling 2015

Franzen - FranZero Riesling extra trocken 2015 (81 points) In the glass this Mosel white one shows a bright yellow color. In the nose citrus, peaches and some herbs. On the palate bone dry, spicy herbs, animated acidity, citrus. Good finish with again herbs. I paired it with a salad and steak but it will even be better with chicken or a nice salad.

Riesling
Mar3
Aglianico del Vulture - Basilicata 2012
85

Tenuta I Gelsi

Aglianico del Vulture - Basilicata 2012

Ouch that guy on tv looks not happy...but I am ???? Tenuta I Gelsi Aglianico del Vulture / Basilicata 2012 DOC (85 points) From the Basilicata region comes this nice red one. In the glass it shows a garnet red color. In the nose aromas of cherry and plum jam, blueberries, currant, licorice and a hint of tobacco, pepper and balsamic. The palate is still young with firm but fine grained tannins that melt with the red fruit, fine spices. I think this will even be better over 5 years.

Aglianico
Mar2
Collezione Oro Chinati Riserva 2013
80

Piccini

Collezione Oro Chinati Riserva 2013

Piccini - Collezione Oro Chianti Riserva - 2013 (80 points) In the glass a dark red color this Chianti Riserva. In the nose cherry, plums and a bit sweetness with a hint of pepper and vanilla. On the palate harmonious and elegant, easy red sipper, soft tannins.  Shame of the sweetness but I think lots of people like that.

Sangiovese; Cabernet Sauvignon
Mar2
Riesling Halbtrocken 2015
79

Weingut Lithos

Riesling Halbtrocken 2015

This riesling show a light golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of apricot, green apple, citrus and ripe pear and light sweetness. On the palate elegant and balanced, harmonious, sweet acidity (not too much). A wine which pairs great with asian food and salty cheeses.

Riesling
Mar1
Vigna Rocche Barolo 2011
83

Erbaluna

Vigna Rocche Barolo 2011

It's Saturday evening. Time to crack a red one. What is your favorite Barolo? This is a nice one but a bit too young. Erbaluna Barolo DOCG 2011 ( 83 points ) Dark ruby red in color. The nose is very attractive with red berries, raspberries, chocolate, earthy. On the palate a bit young, big alcohol, lots of fruit, powerful tannins and big structure. 

Barolo
Mar1
Casal di SerraVerdicchio Classico Superiore 2014
84

Umani Ronchi

Casal di SerraVerdicchio Classico Superiore 2014

Really enjoyable white wine from the Marche regio this Umani Ronchi - Casal di Serra Verdicchio Classico Superiore ( 84 points ) In the glass a bright golden color. In the nose ripe peach, apricot, lemon and tropical fruit with hints of flowers and nuts. On the palate fresh and full of fruit with good balance and minerality. Great long finish. Top

Verdicchio
Feb28
No 3 Roble 2013
78

Zarragon - Sandogal

No 3 Roble 2013

Sandogal – No 3 – Roble 2013 – ( 78 points ) Organic wine from La Mancha – Spain with variety of 75% Tempranillo, 25% Petit Verdot. Aged 6 months in oak barrels this dark garnet red blend. In the nose aromas of dark fruit like blackberries, plums, licorice and hints of balsamic. On the palate medium-bodied, dry with red fruit and dark pepper. Oak is well integrated. I only expected some more power from this one.

Tempranillo;Petit Verdot
Feb28
Sara Langhe Arneis 2015
85

Carlo Giacosa

Sara Langhe Arneis 2015

Are you familiar with the Barbaresco wine region? This white one comes from this beautifull region. Carlo Giacosa – Sara Langhe Arneis doc – 2015 (85 points) In the glass this 100% Arneis shows a light straw-yellow color with light green shade. In the nose delicate aromas of tropical fruit like, melon, banana and peach with hints of flowers and honey. On the palate medium-bodied, dry, balanced acidity. Presence of minerals and offers a harmonious return of aromas in the finish. This Arneis will pair perfect with white meat and fish but also excellent als aperitif.

Arneis
Feb27
Urzige Wurzgarten Riesling Trocken 2015
81

Weingut Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler

Urzige Wurzgarten Riesling Trocken 2015

Another nice Riesling from the Mosel region. What is your favourite Riesling? Dr. Pauly Bergweiler - Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling trocken 2015 (81 points) In the glass a light yellow, golden color. You smell aromas of lemon, flowers, orange zest, subtle peach and apricot with a light hint of petrol and spice. The palate is light and refreshing with natural sweetness, good acidity, a bit thin on the mid-palate with a good mineral finish.

Riesling
Feb27
Secca del Capo Salina 2015
84

Cantine Colosi

Secca del Capo Salina 2015

Ever tried a white one from Siciliy? This fits great with seafood and pasta. Colosi – Malvasia Secca del Capo 2015 ( 84 points ) In the glass this Malvasia from Siciliy shows a straw yellow color with golden hues. Very aromtic nose with notes of tropical fruit, pear, lemon and rosemary. On the palate fresh, harmonious and soft in the mouth. Great aromatic intensity which makes this a delicious easy going wine.

Malvasia
Feb26
Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
84

Kaiken

Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Kaiken - Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ( 84 points ) In the glass this cab has a deep ruby red color. In the nose aromas of blueberries, plums, black cherries, currants, vanilla and some spicyness. The palate is solid with ripe, sweet fruit, firm and yet pleasant tannins and fine acidity. The finish is very long and is dominated by spice and red berries.   

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb25
Cantavigna Alghero Frizzante rosato NV
82

Santa Maria la Palma

Cantavigna Alghero Frizzante rosato NV

Yesterday the carnival fest began in our town. Despite the bad weather we opened this cute pink bubble from Cantina Santa Maria la Palma. Cantavigna - Alghero Rosato Frizzante DOC – 82 points. In the glass a light pink color. In the nose red fruit such as strawberries and raspberries. It´s light sparkling, dry, medium-bodied with a good structure and body. 

Grenache
Feb24
Der Sommer war sehr Gross 2015
88

Weingut Franzen

Der Sommer war sehr Gross 2015

What a top Riesling. Franzen - Der Sommer war sehr Gross / 2015 (88 points) Light golden yelllow in color. In the nose a lot of delicious fresh aromas such as nectarines, apricot, citrus with a bit mint and that cool spice from the Mosel. On the palate a wonderful interplay between the sweetness of yellow fruit and the fresh Riesling acidity, assisted by cool seasoning. Great minerality and a medium length finish. Really a top Riesling and this is their basic Riesling!! 

Riesling
Feb24
7 icon Hm King Goodwill Zwelithini Merlot 2014
81

Bayede

7 icon Hm King Goodwill Zwelithini Merlot 2014

Red red winetime Bayede – 7 icon HM King Merlot 2014 (81 points) This wine from Western Cape – South Africa shows a dark garnet color. The nose shows aromas of dark berries, plums, some earthiness, cacao and spicyness. On the palata solid and structured, smooth with again spices, red fruit and oak. Long aftertaste. 

Merlot
Feb23
Sicilia Maldafrica 2010
87

Azienda Agricola

Sicilia Maldafrica 2010

Beautifull red one from Sicily. Azienda Agricola COS - Maldafrica 2010 ( 87 points ) In the glass a ruby red color. Very expressive bouquet with cigars, herbs, leather, dark berries, earthy and an almost salty mineral. Very clear structure, full ripe tannins which incidentally has a lot of freshness, complex flavor with many layers and a great length.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb22
Malbec 2015
82

Kaiken

Malbec 2015

Happy weekend with this easy going Kaiken - Malbec 2015 ( 82 points ) In the glass a deep red color with violet hue. The nose offers a palette of fruit flavors such as blueberries and ripe plums combined with spicy notes of pepper and mint. On the palate full and round about, nice packed tannins rounded with balanced freshness. hints of dark fruit, vanilla and tobacco in the long finish. Very nice pqr

Malbec
Feb21
Roero Arneis 2015
85

Salvano Vini

Roero Arneis 2015

Salvano Roero Arneis DOCG – 2015 ( 85 points ) This beautifull white wine from the Piemonte region has an straw yellow color with greenish hue. In the nose fuity, soft with aromas of tropical fruit like banana and pineapple. On the palate fresh, dry and harmonic. Pairs great with white meat and fish or as aperetife.

Arneis
Feb20
Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2012
86

Aaldering

Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2012

This is a great blend from South Africa / Aaldering – Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot 2012 (86 points) In the glass a deep dark red color. In the nose smokey with aromas of black currants, strawberries, plums and dark chocolate with a light peppery hint. On the palate a solid wine with black pepper and cedar spices in the background, slightly grippy tannins. Good structure, great acidity, smooth and depth of flavor. Still young and over 5 years this will even be better. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Feb20
Grillo 2013
81

Cantine Colosi

Grillo 2013

Yes...it's a rainy day in Holland but this makes the rain dissapear ???? Colosi – Grillo I.G.P. 2015 (81 points) This Grillo from Sicily has a straw yellow color in te glass. In the nose expressive aromas of white peach, necatarine, ripe golden apple. You smell the sea and sun in the glass. On the palate dry, medium bodied with green apple, white fruit with nice herbaceousness and minerality.

Grillo
Feb19
Merlot Dante 2015
80

Cantine Silvestri

Merlot Dante 2015

Cantine Silvestri – Dante Merlot 2015 (80 points) In the glass a ruby red color with a garnet hue. On the nose expressive aromas of cherries, blackberries, blue berries and some light herbs. On the palate good structure, light tannins, soft in the mouth, fruity with a light bitter aftertaste.

Merlot
Feb18
Rioja Reserva 2009
80

Remelluri

Rioja Reserva 2009

Remelluri - Rioja Reserva 2009 ( 88 points) / In the glass a dark, pruney, slightly translucent color. In the nose aromas of fresh forest fruits, figs and a hint of cassis, herbs and even some vegetal notes underneath, with whiffs of underplayed, woody spice. On the palate the wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity. It has fine-grained tannins and well-integrated alcohol. Full body and pronounced intensity flavours of vanilla, ripe strawberries, red plums and hint of liquorice. The finish is long. Top

Tempranillo;Garnacha;Graciano;Viura;Malvasia
Feb18
Rosenbuhl Blanc de Noir 2014
82

Weingut am Kaiserbaum

Rosenbuhl Blanc de Noir 2014

It's wine o' clock! Nice white wine from the Pfalz region - Weingut am Kaiserbaum - Rosenbühl Blanc de Noir 2014 ( 82 points ) In the glass a golden yellow color. In the nose expressive aromas of berries, flowers, herbs and apricot. On the palate solid, good balance between sweetness and acidity. Great with a salad. 

Blanc de Noir
Feb17
KVL Riesling Reserve Trocken 2015
87

Hofkellerei des Fursten von Liechtenstein

KVL Riesling Reserve Trocken 2015

Hofkellerei des Fursten von Liechtenstein – Riesling Reserve Karlsberg 2015 (87 points). In the glass a medium yellow/gold color with greenish hue. In the nose aromas of apricot, stonefruit, orange peal, fine spices and hints of blossom and honey. On the palate fresh structure, very balanced, good reverberation with lots of fruit. In the finish slightly salty.

Riesling
Feb16
Rioja Gran Rerserva 2008
87

Bodegas Ramon Bilbao

Rioja Gran Rerserva 2008

Ramón Bilbao – Rioja Gran Reserva - 2008 – 87 points. Blend from 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano. In the glass a dark ruby red, purple color. In the nose complex aromas of red berries, woody herbs and a little peppery spiceness. Also hints of raspberry, leather and cedar. On the palate full-bodied, subtle, elegant and juicy and nice complexity and a nice long finish?. 

Tempranillo;Mazuelo;Graciano
Feb15
88

Gut Hermannsberg

"Just Riesling!" 2015

This Riesling opens the doors into the Rieslingworld of Gut Hermannsberg. It’s their entrylevel Riesling for about € 10,- and you will not be dissapointed!! Gut Hermannsberg – “Just Riesling!”- 2015 - 88 points. In the glass bright medium lemon in color. In the nose aromas of grapefruit, citrus, green apple, peach and some toast. On the palate this wine shows papaya, citrus, green apple with hints of almond and some chalk on the finish. Refreshing, harmonious and lively. It convinces with juicy fruit, delicate minerality and fine herbs. Really nice uncomplicated Riesling

Riesling
Feb14
Francisca Brut 2013
78

Sint Martinus

Francisca Brut 2013

I believe this was my first rosé sparkling wine from Holland. Sint Martinus / Francesca Brut 2013. - 78 points. Aromatic sparkling blanc de Noirs with grape variety of Monarch, Pinot Noir and Carbernet Cortis - traditional method 12 months fermentation in the bottle. 13% vol. In the glass a gold amber color. In the nose strawberries and a nutty hint. On the palate dry, harmonious with just a little to much acidity for me. Very clean with a crisp finish. Nice foaming mouse.

Monarch;Pinot Noir;Carbernet Cortis
Feb13
Cava Gran Reserva Collecion Privada 2012
84

Pere Ventura

Cava Gran Reserva Collecion Privada 2012

Nice sparkling with good PQR - Cava Pere Ventura – Reserva Brut – 2012 (84 points) / Grapes: Perallada, Xarel.lo and Macabeo. In the glass a golden color with amber hue. On the nose layered aromas of toast, spice and ripe fruit. On the palate creamy and structured with smoky notes with a long, harmonious and full finish. Very lively, fine mousse, strong sparkling even.

Perallada;Xarel.lo;Macabeo
Feb12
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
90

Speri

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012

Speri - Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 – 90 points. Variety of 70% Corvina , 25% Rondinella , 5% Corvinone. In the glass a deep garnet red color. In the nose intense aroms of ripe dark fruit with cherries, black currants and raisins and a earthy hint of forest floor, spices and almond. On the palate full-bodied, dry, with nice complexity, soft tannins and texture. It is gentle but at the same time vigorously with sweet red fruit, vanilla and a long lasting finish.

Corvina;Rondinella;Corvinone
Feb11
Superiore Frascati 2015
88

Cantine Silvestri

Superiore Frascati 2015

Cantine Silvestri – Frascati Superiore 2015 – 82 points. The wine is made from the grape varieties Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Greco and Trebbiano Toscano. In the glass a bright straw yellow color with greenish hue. In the nose intense aromas of ripe fruit like pear and melon, grape sugar and light gints of vanilla. On the palate dry, smooth and balanced with good character and light almond aftertaste.

Malvasia Bianca di Candia;Greco;Trebbiano Toscano
Feb11
Rioja Gran Reserva 2010
88

Felix Azpilicueta

Rioja Gran Reserva 2010

This was one of my favourites of the Rioja tasting. Azpilicueta - Felix Azpilicueta Reserva 2010 - 88 points. In the glass a deep cherry color. Complex nose of mellow black fruit, clove cinnamon, abundant toasted with mineral and spicy tones. On the palate very nice and fresh. Enveloping and silky with aromas of truffle, tobacco and cacao. A nice long finish with chocolate, red fruit and spicy nuances.?  

Tempranillo;Graciano;Mazuelo.
Feb10
Rioja Reserva 2011
89

Bodegas Roda

Rioja Reserva 2011

Roda - Rioja Reserva 2011 - 89 points. 91% tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 1% Garnacha. In the glass this Rioja shows a dark ruby red color. In the nose beautiful interwoven mix of earth, juicy dark fruit, ripe red berry, cherries with a spicy accent. On the palate a velvety texture with a certain margin of meatiness in the basement. Accessible and yet still young structure. 

Tempranillo;Graciano;Garnacha
Feb9
Nethun 2015
84

Muscari Tomajoli

Nethun 2015

Muscari Tomajoli - Nethun 2015 - 84 points. In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden hue. In the nose aromas of exotic fruit, citrus, balsamico, floral with herbaceous notes. On the palate good balance between sweetness, acidity and minerality. Good volume and roundness. 

Vermentino
Feb8
Lacryma Christi Bianco 2014
80

Cantine Matrone

Lacryma Christi Bianco 2014

Lacryma Christi Bianco 2014 - 80 points. This is the first vintage of this white blend containing the Caprettone (80%), Falanghina (15%) and Greco (5%) grapes produced at the Vesuvio region. In the glass a clear straw/golden color. In the nose aromas of citrus, white fruit, flowers, light smoky. On the palate good depth and body with a light almond in the aftertaste.?

Caprettone;Falanghina;Grego
Feb8
Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria 2014
82

Bodegas Valdemar

Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria 2014

Ever tried a white Rioja? This one has a bright yellow gold color. In the nose fresh nuances , citrus, apple, melon and nuts. Pleasant vanilla. On the palate lively acidity and fine tannins his maturation in French oak barrels. Rich and powerful. Beautiful wine. 

Viura
Feb7
Papiri Vermentino di Sardegna 2016
83

Santa Maria La Palma

Papiri Vermentino di Sardegna 2016

Cantina Santa Maria La Palma – I Papiri Vermentino - 2016. In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the nose intense aromas of apple, green pear, hints of melon and some bitter almond. On the palate really refreshing, smooth and harmonious with white fruit and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Vermentino
Feb6
Cicogna Colli Berici Cabernet 2013
88

Cavazza

Cicogna Colli Berici Cabernet 2013

Cavazza – Cicogna Colli Berici Cabernet – 2013 – 88 points. In the glass a full red color with garnet hue. In the nose intense aromas of raspberry, blackberry, light spice and some oak. On the palate full, round and soft with elegant tannins with finishes with vanilla and red fruit and a pleasant mouthfeel.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb6
Robbione 2010
88

Terre di Serrapetrona

Robbione 2010

Terre di Serrapetrona – Robbione 2010 - 88 points. In the glass a ruby red color, inpenetrable with garnet hues. In the nose aromas earthy, rough with hints of red fruit, cherries, plums, balsamic, tobacco and black pepper with some hints of raisin. On the palate complex, full bodied which starts spicy with rosemary followed by red fruit with good acidity and soft tannins. The wine ends with soft wood and licorice and pepper with enough freshness. A little bit Amarone style!

Vernaccia Nera
Feb5
Guidalberto 2014
89

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto 2014

Tenuta San Guido – Guidalberto 2014 – 89 points. One of the icon wines from Tenuta San Guido. The vineyards are located in the Maremma, between Cecina and Bolgheri, near the Mediterranean Sea. Tenuta San Guido has ensured that the town of Bolgheri has become so famous. A blend of Merlot 30% and Cabernet Sauvignon 70%. In the glass a dark ruby red color. In the nose cherry, plum with hints of tobacco, liquorice and some floral touches. On the palate elegant, great mouthfeel, soft tannins and a nice freshness. Another great winner from Tenuta San Guido.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb4
Fosco Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba 2013
89

Salvano Vini

Fosco Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba 2013

Salvano – “Fosco” Dolcetto Diano D'Alba DOCG - 89 points. Made with 100% Dolcetto grapes coming from the town of Diano D'Alba - Piemonte. In the glass an intense ruby red color with violet hues. In the nose robust and full of dark red fruit like plums, blackberries and hints of violets. On the palate creamy and very flaverful, warm, very soft with plummy fruit and a hint of almond. Very good wine for this price.

Dolcetto
Feb3
Gris de Vilare 2015
86

Sint Martinus

Gris de Vilare 2015

St. Martinus - Gris de Villare - 2015 / 86 points. 30 km driving from my hometown this winery in Vijlen offers some really nice wines. Dutch wines? Yes. We also have some wineries overhere. Because of the climate change it is getting better every day. 100% Souvignier gris. In the glass a light straw yellow color. In the nose white flowers, stonefruit, apricot and light spicy hints. On the palate dry, solid and powerful structure, fresh acidity. Really nice wine from Holland. The best with some food.

Souvignier gris
Feb3
Antica Roma 2015
83

Cantine Silvestri

Antica Roma 2015

Silvestri - Antica Roma 2014 - 83 points. Very nice white wine from Italy zone Frascati near Rome, made from varieties of 30% Trebbiano Toscano, 30% Malvasia del Lazio, 30% Greek, 10% Malvasia di Candia. In the glass a straw/ golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of ripe fruit and tropical fruit with hints of vanilla. On the palate soft but solid, good structure with a good persistence. Long and fresh finish.

Malvasia bianca di Candia;Chardonnay;Greco
Feb2
Collequanto 2012
87

Terre di Serrapetrona

Collequanto 2012

Terre di Serrapetrona - Collequanto Vernaccia 2012 - 87 points. In the glass a ruby ??red color with light violet hues. In the nose peppery, spicy, with aromatic herbs that blend well with cherries, plum and blackberry. On the palate dry, savory with tannins present but not aggressive, a good full structure and fleshy. A balanced red, not without elegance, from the wooded character.

Vernaccia Nera
Feb1
Bocara 2015
88

Cavazza

Bocara 2015

Cavazza - BOCARA  Gambellara Classico DOC - 88 points. In the glass a light straw yellow color with greenish hue. In the nose delicate aromas of sun-ripened oranges, fresh fruit, elderflower and a hint of sweet honey. On the palate a wonderful length and complexity. Pleasantly cool and with a fine spicy minerality. Great expressive fruitines. This wine has a great price quality rate.

Garganega
Jan31
Aglianico Irpinia 2015
60

Nativ

Aglianico Irpinia 2015

Nativ - Aglianico Irpina 2015 80 points. In the glass a inky dark ruby color. In the nose aromas of dark fruits, figs, liquorice and berries compote. On the palate well balanced a decent structure. Fresh, fruity with moderate acidity.

Aglianico
Jan31
Basilicata Gelso Bianco 2015
89

Tenuta I Gelsi

Basilicata Gelso Bianco 2015

This white one really blew me away. Tenuta I Gelsi - Gelso Bianco Basilicata Bianco IGT - 89 points. Grapes Malvasia 100%. In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the nose intense and persistent aromas of green apple, lychee, pear, citrus, hawthorn and a slight floral scent. On the palate fresh and well balanced, with pleassant citrus, great finesse. The vocanic soil gives a nice touch of minerality. Tenuta I Gelsi is located in Rionero in Vulture, not far from the volcanic lakes. Must try! Paired great with the risotto.

Malvasia
Jan30
Erbacher Hohenrain Riesling Große Lage 2014
82

Baron Knyphausen

Erbacher Hohenrain Riesling Große Lage 2014

Baron Knyphausen - Erbacher Hohenrain Riesling Große Lage 2014 - 82 points / In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish hue. In the nose aromas of grapefruit, flowers, stonefruit and some smoky. On the palate medium / full-bodied, juicy, nice structure with orangepeel and grapefruit. Still very young with a lot of potential. Powerfull finish with peach fruit in the reverberation.

Riesling
Jan29
Red Angel on the Moonlight Pinot Nero 2013
85

Jermann

Red Angel on the Moonlight Pinot Nero 2013

Jermann - Red Angel on the Moonlight - 2013 - 85 points. 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass a deep dark red color. In the nose red cherries, strawberries, leather and liliacs with a touch of minerality. On the palate tart strawberries are dominant, with hints of green pepper Medium bodied. Fresh red fruit on the long finish. Very fresh and light all around.

Pinot Nero
Jan28
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio bianco 2015
80

Vigna delle Ginestre

Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio bianco 2015

Vigna delle Ginestre - Vesuvio Lacryma Christi Bianco DOC 2015 - 80 points. Coda di volpe / Caprettone 90% and Falanghina 10%. In the glass a light straw yellow color. In the nose aromas of tropical fruit, white flowers and hints of tangerine and citrus. On the palate dry, harmonious, fragrant and well-structured, slightly savory and a pleasant almond aftertaste.

Coda di volpe bianchi;Caprettone;Falanghina;Greco
Jan27
Quinta de Ervamoira 10 Anos
88

Ramos Pinto

Quinta de Ervamoira 10 Anos

Ramos Pinto - RP 10 - 88 points For me one of the best port makers from Portugal. In the glass a strong brick red color. In the nose aromas of apricot, orange and plum, later also almonds, figs, dark chocolate and vanilla of wood aging. On the palate a very prominent and body-rich fruit followed by a noble, well-balanced sweetness. Very harmonious, very delicat.

Jan26
Punta Rosa Cannonau  2015
78

Santa Maria La Palma

Punta Rosa Cannonau 2015

Cantina Santa Maria la Palma - Punta Rosa Cannonau di Sardegna - 78 points. In the glass a pink rosy color. In the nose aromas of strawberries, wild berries and roses. On the palate fresh, dry, fruity, lively but harmonious. Ok with tapas, fish and soft cheese.

Cannonau
Jan25
Cori 2015
88

Cavazza

Cori 2015

This Chardonnay from Veneto isn't a typical Chardonnay. This one is more my style. - 88 points. In the glass a bright straw yellow color with greenish hues. In the nose delicate aromas of tropical fruit, white pear, apple, flowers and fennel and fresh herbs. On the palate a pleasant minerality and a good balance between freshness and softness. Continue proposing fruity and tangy closes with almond finish.

Chardonnay
Jan24
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio 2015
86

Vigna delle Ginestre

Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio 2015

80% Piedirosso, 20% Aglianico. This wine from the slopes of Vesuvius (Napoli) has a clear ruby red color. In the nose aromas of red fruits such as cherries and blackberries with herbaceous notes of earth, moss and herbs. The palate is soft and comfortable with again the red fruits with well balanced tannins. Pairs great with roasts and game.

Piedirosso;Aglianico
Jan24
Riesling Bernkasteler Alte Badstube Am Doctorberg Riesling Trocke Alte reben 2015
84

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler

Riesling Bernkasteler Alte Badstube Am Doctorberg Riesling Trocke Alte reben 2015

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler - Bernkasteler Alte Badstube am Doctorberg Riesling trocken Alte Reben 2015 - 84 points. In the glass a light golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of apricots and herbs with hints of peaches. On the palate the Riesling is juicy, clear and straightforward with citrus, apple and peach fruit, delicate herbaceous spiciness, fine minerality, lively, fine acidity and a good finish on the finish. Very animating and harmonious.

Riesling
Jan23
503er - 2014
87

Weingut Bruker

503er - 2014

In the glass a straw yellow color. In the nose aromas of gooseberries, cassis, grapefruit, peach, kiwi, white chocolate, fine roasted aromas, sage, grass, honey and elderberry. On the palate full-bodied, juicy, seductive, mineral, delicate, animated elegance, finesse, great potential and a very long finish.

Spatburgunder
Jan22
Caladessa Doc Branco 2015
88

Herdade Dacalada

Caladessa Doc Branco 2015

In the glass a straw yellow color. In the glass aromas of pineapple, papaya and some lemon. On the palate round and and enveloping, good structure and acidity. In the finish slight citruss freshness with a long and solid flavors.

Alvarinho;Arinto;Fernu00e3o Pires
Jan21
Duttweiler Pinot Noir 2014
80

Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett

Duttweiler Pinot Noir 2014

In the glass a dark red color. In the nose black cherries, berries and wet stone.  On the palate medium bodied, dark red fruit, easy drinking, high acidity and mineral notes. Pleasant winter red from Pfalz.

Jan20
Gruner Veltliner Privat 2015
89

Weingut Nigl

Gruner Veltliner Privat 2015

In the glass a green yellow color with greenish hues. In the nose stonefruit, citrus, earthy with a touch of white pepper. On the palate powerful minerality, great fruit game, powerful and juicy, citrus, long finish with pepper and honey. A lot of wine on a high level. Nice wine from Austria.

Gruner Veltliner
Jan19
Sangaetano Primitivo di Manduria 2014
86

Cantine due Palme

Sangaetano Primitivo di Manduria 2014

In the glass an impenetrable red with violet hues. In the nose complex with violet, vanilla, wood, leather and licorice. The palate brings out the great softness, making it easy to drink with fruity plum, cherry and blackberry with spicy notes and wood which give the body a good structure.

Jan18
Tinta Fina Ribera del Duero 2015
88

Valtravieso

Tinta Fina Ribera del Duero 2015

Grape Varieties: 90% Tinta Fina (Tempranillo), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. This wine has aged for a period of 4 months in French and American oak. In the glass a full dark red color. In the nose intense aromas of red fruit, black currant and a hint of herbs and vanille. In the mouth round, supple wine with notes of blueberry, raspberry, licorice and a hint of tobacco. Supple tannins with a long finish with notes of cherry and vanilla. Still young but allready a great wine with a great price quality rate. 

Tempranillo;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Jan17
Salicaria Rosso 2009
90

Grignano

Salicaria Rosso 2009

A super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Merlot (50/50) aged for 24 months in French barriques. In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet hues. In the nose notes of black currant such as  blackberries, blueberries and cassis and hints of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg with a light floral lift. On the palate structured and complex. The tannins are very dense and soft, ripe. Mineral and firm in the middle. The finish is very long with rose petal. 

Sangiovese; Merlot
Jan16
Blu Vermentino di Sardegna 2016
84

Santa Maria La Palma

Blu Vermentino di Sardegna 2016

In the glass a light straw yellow color with greenish hue. In the nose aromas of white flowers, citrus, pear, nuts and basil. It’s like you smell the sea. On the palate well-balanced, easy drinking, with again flowers, white fruit, good acidity with a light almond, apple aftertaste. Would fit great with seafood and grilled chicken.

Vermentino
Jan16
Aragosta - Don Domé Brut spumante N.V.
80

Santa Maria La Palma

Aragosta - Don Domé Brut spumante N.V.

We kicked off this weekend with this nice sparkling from Sardinia. Santa Maria del Palma - Aragosta Vino Spumante Brut - 80 points In the glass a pale straw yellow color. In the nose intense and floral with notes of apricot, peach with a pleasant fragrance of bread. On the palate dry and crisp, with hints of almond and mineral notes. Long finish. Nice soft bubble.

Chardonnay
Jan15
Pinotage 2012
87

Aaldering

Pinotage 2012

In the glass a dark purple color. Long legs. In the nose aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, pomegranate, strawberries with a small hint of vanilla and mentol. On the palate solid, dry, fresh and pleasant with lots of red fruit like plums and raspberry which compliment the moderate oaking. Great final with red fruit and leather. Top

Pinotage
Jan15
Bolgheri 2014
83

Barone Ricasoli

Bolgheri 2014

Made of Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 25%, Petit Verdot 25%. In the glass purple red color. In the nose red and dark berries, tobacco, leather, liquorice and hints of lavender. The liquorice doesn't overpower the fruit. On the palate warm, imposing and juicy, dry and the finish ends after a long, long time with a little black pepper and vanilla.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Jan14
Sapaio Bolgheri Volpolo 2010
88

Podere Sapaio

Sapaio Bolgheri Volpolo 2010

Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot (14,50 % vol) - decant 1 hour. In the glass a inky color with purple core. In the nose earthy notes like mushrooms and wet earth, black currant, blackberry, leather, strawberries and hints od chocolate. On the palate medium bodied with bright acid. Tannins are powdery and elegant. Powerful and brooding finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Jan14
Pinot Grigio 2015
80

Kellerei Kaltern

Pinot Grigio 2015

In the glass a straw yellow color. In the nose aroms of pear, pineapple and white blossom. On the palate dry with a creamy touch and a racy acidity with notes of stonefruit, apples, pears and almond. Nice finish with fresh character.

Pinot Grigio
Jan13
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2008
88

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2008

Decanted 4 hours. In the glass a ruby brown color; translucent; brown core with light rim. In the nose lovely, smooth aromas of plums, smoke, meat and spiced stew. The palate shows great balance and elegance, light on its feet even. Fresh acid and fine tannins, along with red plums, strawberries and rhubarb. It finishes with herbs and fresh acid. 

Jan13
Friulano Zio Romi Riserva Dry white 2013
83

Renato Keber

Friulano Zio Romi Riserva Dry white 2013

Ever tasted a great Friulano? In the glass a shiny yellow golden color. In the nose nice aromas of meadow flowers, ripe white fruit, nuts, hay, almond with clean mineral accents. On the palate dry and soft, with a large structure, pleasant complexity with a gentle almond aroma in the aftertaste.

Friulano
Jan12
Astuto Blogheri Superiore 2012
87

Barone Ricasoli

Astuto Blogheri Superiore 2012

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 20%, Petit Verdot 10%, Cabernet Franc 10%. In the glass a deep ruby ??color. In the nose strong aromas of violets, black currant and cherry, highlighted by hints of cedar and thyme. On the palate fruit tones and lush texture with a dry wine structure. Soft tannins are felt closer to the finish. A bouquet of red fruits and spices, fresh herbs and toasted vanilla. Top

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot;Cabernet Franc
Jan12
Castello della Sala
86

Antinori

Castello della Sala

Perfect blend of 50% Grechetto, 25% Procanico, 25% Pinot Blanc / Viognier. In the glass a pale yellow color with greenish rim. In the nose elegantly aromatic with hints of citrus, peach, apple and flowers. On the palate medium body, dry, fresh and vibrant, lovely acidity, well balanced and easy drinkable with notes of grapefruit and citrus with mineral notes on the long finish.

Grechetto;Procanico;Pinot Blanc
Jan11
Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri 2013
88

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri 2013

Blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot en 10% Syrah. In the glass deep to inky purple color. In the nose dominant earthy notes with ripe black and red fruits aroma complements by black pepper. On the palate black cherry, plums and sweet spices on the palate, long peppery finish, soft tannins. Powerful, rich and hot, bold texture, well balanced, complex, thick acidity and gentle tannins. Paired great with the meat. Open 3 hours before! 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah
Jan11
Viura, Tempranillo Blanco 2015
82

Vivanco

Viura, Tempranillo Blanco 2015

In the glass a yellow color with greenish hues. In the nose expressive aromas of citrus, green apple, grapefruit, peach and floral undertones. Angular and sharp. The palate follows the nose with notes of green fruit and grapefruit. High in acidity but with enough freshness. Good balance and easy drinking with a pleasant finish.

Viura;Tempranillo Blanco;Maturano Blanco
Jan10
Moxxe Pinot Griogio - Verduzzo 2015
81

Massi

Moxxe Pinot Griogio - Verduzzo 2015

Starter of the night this sparkling one. Blend of Pinot Grigio and semi-dried Verduzzo grapes. In the glass a bright straw yellow color. In the nose hints of apples, melon and citrus fruit. On the palate soft and attractive with ripe fruit flavours. Dry and very clean on the finish. fine and long-lasting perlage.

Pinot Grigio;Verduzzo
Jan10
Rubicon 2012
88

Meerlust

Rubicon 2012

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (24%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and Petit Verdot (2%). In the glass the color is very deep black / red with a purple rim. In the nose aromas of violets, ripe plums, black currant, cedar, graphite, minerality and intense spiciness. On the palate full and powerful, structured with fresh dark fruit and finished with fine soft polished tannins. Long great and complex aftertaste. Allready great and now ready to age in my cellar

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Jan9
Langhe Cinerino Bianco 2015
87

Marziano Abonna

Langhe Cinerino Bianco 2015

100% Viognier in the glass with a golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of exotic fruit, vanilla (from 7 months of barrel aging), flowers, honey, citrus and a hint of anise. On the palate robust, creamy and velevety taste, very soft, with great freshness. Great long finish. Great with risotto and fish. 14% Acohol

Viognier
Jan8
Dafni 2014
79

Lyrarakis

Dafni 2014

The dafni variety is one of the oldest and rarest Cretan varieties planted on the Lyrarakis estate a few years ago to save it from extinction. In the glass a light golden yellow color. In the nose expressive aromas of bayleaf, fennel, blossom and cream.On the palate rich, balanced, full-bodied, with citrus and honey at the finish. Really typical wine. Needs some food with it.?  

Dafni
Jan7
Rivesaltes 47 and d'elevage en barrique doux Naturel
85

Parcu00e9 Fru00e8res

Rivesaltes 47 and d'elevage en barrique doux Naturel

This desert wine displays the year 1968. Allmost 50 years old. A very special wine, reminiscent of an old rum, without the alcoholic side. On the nose, the nuts dominate and then leave a little room to aromas of candied prunes. In the mouth, it is quite consistent: with nuts and prunes adds the sweetness of this dessert wine. Nice!

Jan6
Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalchino 2011
89

GAJA

Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalchino 2011

Still very young...I know. But oh so nice. In the glass ruby red color. In the nose fruity aromas and warm, with lovely floral and aromatic herbs. On the palate gritty and opulent with mineral sensations and a juicy and tannic finish. A balanced wine. So nice to have some 2010 bottles in the cellar! cheers 

Sangiovese
Jan6
Confesionario Rosado 2015
80

Wine Company Rodriguez-Laorden

Confesionario Rosado 2015

Blend of Garnacha 80% and Malvasia 20%. / 1.358 bottles. In the glass pink red color. In the nose aromas of red fruits like strawberries en red berries with hints of roses and some herbs. On the palate solid with volume, balanced, greedy in the mouth with nice acidity and aftertaste. 

Garnacha;Malvasia
Jan5
Papaverone Edizione limitata 2014
79

Il Papavero

Papaverone Edizione limitata 2014

Amarone, is the inspiration behind the limited edition. Semi-dried grapes from Sicily inspired by Amarone wines. In the glass dense and dark red color with purple rim. In the nose concentrated red fruit like plums, cherries and dark berries with a hint of chocolate. Easy drinking, full-bodied and bit sweet, soft tannins. High in alcohol.

Cabernet Sauvignon:Merlot;Nero d'Avola
Jan5
Pinot Grigio 2015
78

Miopasso

Pinot Grigio 2015

In the glass a golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of fruit such as melon and pineapple, spring blossoms and honey. The taste is fruity and delicious thirst-quenching. A wine with a good and round summery aftertaste. Also good for winterdays.  Very nice pqr.

Jan4
Barolo Vigneto Garretti 2011
87

La Spinetta

Barolo Vigneto Garretti 2011

Charming young barolo with ruby ??red color. In the nose soft notes of red fruit, in particular cherry and blackberries, flowers and hints of mint.On the palate complex, structured, round, juicy, with blackberry and violet flavors. Rich and long finish. Needs some more years to give a blast but allready very nice.

Nebbiolo
Jan4
Aglianico Rubrato 2013
80

Feudi di San Gregorio

Aglianico Rubrato 2013

In the glass deep purple in color. In the nose intense, bursting with ripe black cherry and blackberry fruits with hints of oak, spice and leather. On the palate cherries, strawberries, tobacco and some spicyness. The wine became more balanced and interesting the second day. Nice!

Aglianico
Jan3
Malbec 2006
86

Bodega Weinert

Malbec 2006

This is a great wine from Mendoza. In the glass ruby red color. In the nose aromas of  sweet, warm and caramelized ripe dark fruit like blackberries, plums and figs, forest floor, sweet tobacco, vanilla and hints of leather on the nose. Good balance of acidity and tannins on the palate with juicy plum. Full-bodied. Alcohol is quite high and present throughout the palate. Nice long finish. 

Malbec
Jan3
Sauvignon Blanc Trocken 2015
86

Weingut Bruker

Sauvignon Blanc Trocken 2015

In the glass a straw yellow color. In the nose gooseberry, flowers, granny smith apple, black currant with some hints of citrus and pepper. On the palate powerful, dense with a lively minerality. Lots of fruit like mandarin, pear with notes of herbs and good acidity. The final is lively, crisp and fresh. Despite its intense fruit, it provides nice freshness on the palate.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jan2
Le Bombarde Cannonau di Sardegna 2015
79

Santa Maria La Palma

Le Bombarde Cannonau di Sardegna 2015

In the glass intense ruby red, bright. In the nose red fruit like cranberries, red currants, with notes of plums and some roasted coffee, herbs and flowers. On the palate dry, full-bodied, warm, robust yet light, velvety but vigorous with fine balanced tannin structure. Little pepper at the end with tart finish. Very nice easy drinking Cannonau.

Cannonau
Jan2
Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna 2016
82

Santa Maria La Palma

Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna 2016

In the glass pale yellow, allmost clear in the glass. In the nose pear, ripe apple and lavender..little smokiness. On the palate dry but not harsh, fresh, slightly sparkling, crisp and clean with citrus fruit. Easy drinking with almond background.   

Vermentino
Jan1
Barbaresco Ciabot Clementina 2013
79

Prinsi

Barbaresco Ciabot Clementina 2013

Light ruby red with garnet hue this Prinsi Barbaresco. In the nose light aromas of berries, cinnamon and pepper. On the palate a bit high acidity with spices and vanilla. Soft tannins.

Jan1
Pruno Ribera del Duero 2012
87

Finca Villacreces

Pruno Ribera del Duero 2012

Blend of Tempranillo (90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). I tasted this wine 2 years ago. Aeging was good for this Ribera del Duero. In the glass black purple saturated with a dark purple rim. In the nose redberries, figs, violets, blackcurrants, herbs and vanilla. On the palate moderate tannins and fine acidity; on the palate lots of dark, ripe fruit and a long, spicy aftertaste. Nice!

Tempranillo;Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec31
Collio Riserva Pinot Grigio 2013
83

Renato Keber

Collio Riserva Pinot Grigio 2013

100% collio / 15,5% alcohol. In the glass golden yellow color. In the nose white flowers, herbs, honey and lemon. On the palate full-bodied with grapefruit, lemon, nice minerals and a zesty, spicy finish. Really one of a kind pinot grigio with it's one character and taste. It paired great with the turkish vegetarian pizza.

Pinot Grigio;Collio
Dec30
Maximo Marche Bianco 2013
85

Umani Ronchi

Maximo Marche Bianco 2013

In the glass golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of apricot, candied fruit, saffron, honey, ripe figs and peach. On the palate silky soft and sweet, rich and elegant, with notes of honey, balsamicum and candied fruit. Great with the self made ice cake. Great dessert wine with good pqr

Dec29
Uva di Troia Federico
80

Cantina Vignuolo

Uva di Troia Federico

Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% / In the glass ruby red with garnet hue. In the nose nice complexity, with notes of blackberry, cherry, currant, figs and ripe plums, framed by black pepper and cloves. On the palate dry, medium-bodied, good alcoholic warmth, quite smooth, with tannins present but not impetuous, savory and fresh enough. It closes quite persistent with notes of ripe fruit.

Nero di Troia
Dec28
Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
86

Weinert

Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

In the glass inky purple color. In the nose rich, dark & powerful - not a typical cab sauvignon. Deep berry, savoury notes of roasted beef and leather, with menthol hints. On the palate powerful, with decent length and plenty of tannin and red fruit. Needs decanting. Top!

Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec27
Paranoia Ouitweiler
82

Bergdolt Reif & Nett

Paranoia Ouitweiler

Ouchhh it's freezing but this wine keeps you warm!! This bend of Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder) and al little ammount of Cabernet Mitos has a dark red color allmost black. In the nose ripe black cherries, raspberries, leather, bacon and violets. On the palate fruity, dry, fleshy, velvet tannins, deep and good structure. Really enjoyable German red. New school Spatburgunder. 

Pinot Noir
Dec27
Pergola Lubaco Rosso 2011
82

Terracruda

Pergola Lubaco Rosso 2011

100% Aleatico grape. In the glass a ruby red color with garnet hues. In the nose a intense bouquet of flowers like violets and roses, red fruit like cherries, strawberries, red currant with at the end spicy notes, cloves and leather. On the palate good balance, good tannic, medium – full bodied with a flowery, spicy, fruity long aftertaste. I would love to open another bottle over 5 more years.

Aleatico
Dec26
Le Gramolere Riserva Barolo 2007
85

Azienda Agricola Riserva Manzone

Le Gramolere Riserva Barolo 2007

In the glass transparent garnet color. In the nose a little bit shy but after one day lots more flavors appear like mint, tobacco, cherries, drop and anise. On the palate medium bodied, high acid (after one day less acidity) and good length with aromas of cherries, orange peel and black tee. Tiny gritty tannins but after some hours they are fine. Great to enjoy now but I would open another one after 3 more years  

Nebbiolo
Dec25
Prosecco Millesimato Biologico
80

Ca 'Selva Agricola

Prosecco Millesimato Biologico

This prosecco from the Friuli region was the starter of our dinner with friends. In the glass a straw yellow color with greenish hues. In the nose delicate aromas of apples, peaches and a touch of coffee note. On the palate well structured, nice acidity, refreshing, easy drinkable. Elegant mousse and persistent. 

Dec25
Chardonnay (oaked) 2014
80

Seven Springs

Chardonnay (oaked) 2014

In the glass this chardonnay has a bright golden color. In the nose subtle aromas of citrus, apricot, flowers, honeysuckle and tones of nuts and toast with butter. On the palate elegant and smooth. This chardonnay stays 11 month in oak barrels and creates a good combination of fruit and wood. Impressions of apricot, butterscotch and honey.

Chardonnay
Dec24
Riesling Rehberger Goldberg 2015
86

Nigl

Riesling Rehberger Goldberg 2015

In the glass a bright green, yellow color with silver reflexes. In the nose crisp aromas of  tropical fruit, green apple, peach, lime and blossom honey.  On the palate juicy, lively texture, complex, fine fruit notes with lively acidity. In the aftertaste stonefruit, spiciness, citrus, spiciness, mineral touch. Great long final. 

Riesling
Dec24
Vigorello 2008
88

San Felice

Vigorello 2008

In the glass deep opaque, ruby color with garnet hue. After half a day decanting in the nose dark cherries, plum, blackberry and blackcurrant framed by tobacco, cedar and dried herbs. The palate shows ripe black berries with wonderful velvety texture and finely grained tannins.

Cabernet Sauvignon:Merlot;Petit Verdot
Dec23
Segreto Di Famiglia Brut NV
81

Saragano

Segreto Di Famiglia Brut NV

From the center of Italy comes this nice sparkling with a mixture of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Light mousse, small bubble. Mid gold color, very light bronze hue. In the nose mix of white fruit and flowers. On the palate fresh fruit balanced by crisp, cleansing acidity with a good fruity finish.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Dec22
Prosecco DOC extra dry 2015
81

Spinefrasse

Prosecco DOC extra dry 2015

In the glass a light straw yellow color. The perlage is fine and persistent, light creamy. In the nose a flower bouquet with hints of apple and pear with some citrus. On the palate, this prosecco is harmonious and fresh, light sweetness. Verry well drinkable with nice acidity.

Glera
Dec21
Rubesco Vigno Monticchio Riserva 2007
87

Lungarotti

Rubesco Vigno Monticchio Riserva 2007

Christmas Eve. Rubesco Vigna Monticchio Riserva 2008 / 30% Canaiolo Nero , 70% Sangiovese. This wine needs some time to come alive but after half an hour this one is alive and kicking. In the glass red ruby red. Intense, with purple hues. In the nose elegant and complex aromas of cherries and violets and refined woody notes, cocoa, caffee, spicy aftertaste pepper and cloves. On the palate warm and compact in structure, complex fruit and a little balsamic; alive and pleasantly refreshing acidity, tannin intriguing, long finish and the closure spicy.

Canaiolo Nero;Sangiovese
Dec21
Gruner Veltliner Reserve Selektion Karlsberg 2015
86

Hofkellerei des Fursten von Liechtenstein

Gruner Veltliner Reserve Selektion Karlsberg 2015

In the glass a bright green yellow color with silver reflexes. On the nose ripe apple, tropical fruit, flowers, orange peel and some white pepper. On the palate medium-bodied, refreshing acidity with a spicy edge at the finish. Yellow apple, citrus nuances. Extremely juicy. Very nice. 

Gruner Veltliner
Dec20
Umbria Rosso 2014
87

Saragano

Umbria Rosso 2014

Another great wine from this winery in Umbria. The Sagrantino grape used for this wine creates some excellent wines. There is much complexity and aeging potential. Some people compare it with Barolo from Piedmont. This one has a deep dark red color. In the nose earth, red beriers, mulberries and spices. On the palate complexity, dry in mouth with still firm tannins, refreshing acidity with hints of tobacco, intense fruity aromas.

Sagrantino
Dec20
Sercia Cortese Alto Monferrato 2015
79

Cantina di Nizza

Sercia Cortese Alto Monferrato 2015

Cantina di Nizza „Serica“ grape: Cortese Alto Monferrato. In the glass a light, straw yellow color with greenish reflections. In the nose white fruit like banana, melon, apple and flowers. On the palate a persistent harmonious taste, dry, spicy, light zweet,  pleasantly tart and allmond. 

Cortese
Dec18
Crianza Rioja 2012
80

Ramon Bilbao

Crianza Rioja 2012

Bright red color, almost scarlet this Rioja (vintage 2012). In the nose fine woods and pepper, on a subtle and fragrant background of ripe black fruit and compote. Also some liqueur and balsamic notes appear. On the palate fresh and harmonious, but with character. Varietal and spiced notes good assembled. 

Dec17
Barbaresco 2013
86

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco 2013

Made from 100% Nebbiolo, this is a truly excellent Barbaresco. In the glass dark ruby red. In the nose aromas of ripe black cherry, wild strawberry, raspberries, violet, and rose petal. On the palate medium-bodied, full flavored with notes of dark fruit, baking spice, and fresh herbs. Ample tannic structure which makes the wine allready great at this young age.. 

Nebbiolo
Dec17
A Fillipo Merlot 2010
87

Poderi del Paradiso

A Fillipo Merlot 2010

Sipping this Tuscan Merlot in the cellar with a good friend. This 100% Merlot grapes are picked in October by hand. Aging in new barriques of French oak for 18 months. Dark red, allmost black in the glass. In the nose earth, blueberries, prunes and cassis liquor enveloping into dark chocolate and clove. On the palate dense and chewy with strking and velvety tannins. Great balance between acidity and tannins. After some time in the glass it evens gets better. Great wine with high complexity and perfect ending. 

Dec16
Delle Venezie Sauvignon 2012
84

Miklus

Delle Venezie Sauvignon 2012

Very nice Sauvignon from Friuli. In the glass straw yellow with greenish reflections. In the nose nectarines, mandarins (sweet), apricots, elder flowers and candied roasted almonds with a certain spicyness. Light sweetness, good minerality, harmonious, rich taste of flavors. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Dec16
Erdener Treppchen Riesling Feinherb 2015
81

Weingut Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler

Erdener Treppchen Riesling Feinherb 2015

This Riesling Feinherb from the Mosel region shows a light yellow color in the glass. In the nose apricot, lychee and ripe peach. On the palate light sweet honey with almonds combined with good acidity. Ripe peach and apricot in the aftertaste. The slate notes make the wine unique and fruity. Would fit great with aspergus and fish.

Riesling
Dec15
Superiore Valdobbiadene Prosecco N.V.
82

Marchiori

Superiore Valdobbiadene Prosecco N.V.

Looking for a nice bubble for Christmas? This very nice prosecco has the DOCG status. In the glass soft sparkling, smooth. In the nose peach, floral and mint. On the palate pleasant acidity, dry, fresh and crisp with pear, subtle citrus, flowers and mint. Very nice prosecco. 

Prosecco
Dec14
Toscane Il Pareto 2009
87

Tenuta di Nozzole

Toscane Il Pareto 2009

Tenuta di Nozzole 'Il Pareto' Toscana IGT 2009. 100% Italian Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass dark ruby red. In the nose black cherries, plums, cigarbox, smokey, graphite, violets and something vegetal. Great harmony, soft silky in the mouth, solid tannine. Long aftertaste with red fruit and herbs.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec14
La Historia di Italia 2010
84

Conte Ferdinando Guicciardini

La Historia di Italia 2010

A great blend of  Merlot (70%) and Sangiovese (30%). Dark cherry color, allmost black. In the nose aromas of herbs, caramel, licorice, tobacco, sandalwood and fresh red fruits like plums and cherries. On the palate a lively acidity, full-bodied, high in tannins but not aggressive and very easy to drink but not boring.

Merlot;Sangiovese
Dec13
Avantgarde Elf Weissburgunder Trocken 2015
80

Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett

Avantgarde Elf Weissburgunder Trocken 2015

Golden straw in color. Spicy nose, with notes of beeswax, which is embossed by the wood. Needs some air to show its fragance (don't serve too cold). Smooth on the palate with strong barrique notes combined with pear, melon and citrus with nice acid. Long aftertaste with good depth.

Weisserburgunder
Dec13
Catapult Shiraz 2012
86

Wirra Wirra

Catapult Shiraz 2012

Very nice shiraz from Australia. Dark ruby red color. In the nose red berries, black currant, tart, mint and vanilla, perfumed. On the palate hot and sultry, dark berries, freshness, spices, soft mouthfeel, chocolate and again the freshness. Subtle firmness in the glass. 

Shiraz
Dec12
Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2015
78

Medici Ermete

Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2015

This lovely trebicchieri Gambero Rosso Lambrusco Concerto from Winery Medici Ermete has a deep ruby, garnet color. On the nose nicely aromas of blueberries and cherries with some mint. On the palate dry,fruity with aromas of cherries, , raisin. Very lively with a fine mousse. Fun to try! 

Lambrusco
Dec12
Navigabile Etna Rosso 2013
86

Ayunta

Navigabile Etna Rosso 2013

90% Nerello Mascalese en 10% Nerello cappuccio. Ruby red color, aromas of ripe fruit, chocolate, raisins and sweet spices. Balanced taste, with good intensity and freshness, low acidity, powerfull tannins. Also this wine is excellent.

Nerello Mascalese;Nerello cappuccio
Dec11
Cava Reserva Heredad Brut N.V.
84

Segura Viudas

Cava Reserva Heredad Brut N.V.

An excellent, flavoursome sparkler with flavours of biscuit, hints of honey, pear and flower petals. Dry, bright and fresh, it has a refined creamy mousse and a lively, crisp texture. Rich flavours of pear and lemon-lime wash across the palate and linger on the clean, persistent finish.   

Chardonnay;Macabeo;Parellada
Dec10
Umbria bianco 2015
82

Saragano

Umbria bianco 2015

In the glass this 100 % grechetto shows a straw yellow color. In the nose a bit shy tropical fruits like pineapple and banana with hints of apple, pear, hazelnut, flowers and hawthorn.  Full round wine with enough freshness, roundness, good structure and acidity. Smooth on the palate with a bit barrique, melon and citrus. Nice aftertaste with enough depth.

Grechetto
Dec10
Merlot Lagrein 2012
85

Weingut Dona

Merlot Lagrein 2012

Ruby red color, sweet scent of ripe cherries and wild berries. Round and soft, with dark red fruit and herbs which spreads on the palate wonderfully emollient. Balanced tannins which give this wine a nice seal and a long finish. Top! 

Lagrein;Merlot
Dec9
Chianti Classico 2010 - Famiglia Zingarelli
80

Rocca delle Macie

Chianti Classico 2010 - Famiglia Zingarelli

A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. This Chianti holds a ruby red color. On the nose, scents of cherry, anise and oak are present. On the palate, you note this wines complexity as it transforms with every sip. The palate will express tastes of red berries, spice and light minerality. Better then some years ago. 

Sangiovese
Dec8
Le Busche Marche Bianco
84

Umani Ronchi

Le Busche Marche Bianco

This blend 60% verdicchio, 40% chardonnay has a straw yellow color with greenish hue. Large and intense aroma of honey, tropical fruit, wild flowers, butter, beeswax and barrel lightly spiced. Tasty and with balanced acidity, round, oily sweetish fruit, barrels and some hints of minerals. Persistent finish with great mineral notes.

Verdicchio:Chardonnay
Dec8
Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011
88

Saragano

Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011

Decanted 4 hours this 2011 Sagrantino Montefalco from Saragano winery. Dark red in color with purple rim. Tight, full bodied and long. Cherry, earth, red berries, wood and spices. Dry in mouth, grippy tannins a little alcohol (15,5%) and a warm feel. Even better after an hour in the glass, great balance. Complex with nice texture. Top!  

Sagrantino
Dec7
Weissburgunder - Pinot Bianco 2015
85

Alois Lageder

Weissburgunder - Pinot Bianco 2015

This pinotbianco from aloislageder has a bright pale yellow color. In the nose an elegant, flowery bouquet and mineral notes of ripe apple and peach. On the palate clean, vinous flavor, well-balanced body and nice aftertaste.

Pinot Blanc
Dec7
Seleccion Rioja
86

Tobia

Seleccion Rioja

2009 rioja / A beautiful cherry red color. Intense but elegant aromas of ripe red fruits like cherries, grapes in bottom of spices, chocolate and wood. On the palate a pleasant, warm, something filming, well-structured wine, medium bodied, with perfect balance of acid and alcohol degree. A wonderful, velvety aftertaste!

Tempranillo
Dec6
Montefalco Rosso 2012
86

Saragano

Montefalco Rosso 2012

This great wine from Umbria has a deep ruby red color. It´s a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 25 % Merlot and 15% Sagrantino. In the nose a bit shy with dark red fruit and earth. On the palate solid, full of dark red fruit, complexity, robust tannins, full-bodied with good acidity. Really great wine from this small winery. 

Cabernet Sauvignon:Merlot;Sangiovese
Dec5
Pinot Bianco 2014
80

Kellerei Kaltern

Pinot Bianco 2014

This Weissburgunder or Pinot Bianco from Kellerei Kaltern has a medium yellow color. In the nose refreshing fruit with apples and pear. On the palate medium / full-bodied with notes of apples, nuts, green branches, some lemon and creamy butter. Nice acidity and aftertaste.

Pinot bianco
Dec5
Alvarinho 2015
85

Soalheiro

Alvarinho 2015

A perfect balance between minerality and elegance of taste. The color is citrine yellow, aroma with intense and tropical fruit, mango, pear, grapefruit with mineral notes. This wine shows aromatic sobriety, minerality and great taste of elegance. Recommended. 

Alvarinho
Dec4
Gretchen 2015
83

Weingut Bruker

Gretchen 2015

Light straw yellow in color this blend from Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Grau Burgunder. In the nose complex aromas of gooseberries, peach, grapefruit, pear, mango, nettle, almonds and floral accents. On the palate full, very elegant, dynamic with lots of delicate flavors, fruity, inspiring game, juicy kind, animating and long reverberating. 

Riesling;Chardonnay;Sauvignon Blanc;Grau Burgunder
Dec4
Barbera d'Asti Superiore More 2008
80

Alfiero Boffa

Barbera d'Asti Superiore More 2008

Deep dark red in the glass. In the nose blackberries, plums, florality, earth, almost chewy juice vibrating acidity, some wood. On the palate very ripe black fruit notes with a earthy touch that makes it more complex; rich and powerful mouth, with a long savory finish mabye a bit high in acidity. Mabye still a bit young? /vintage 2008

Barbera
Dec3
Collio Riserva Sauvignon 2013
80

Renato Keber

Collio Riserva Sauvignon 2013

This wine comes from The North East of Italy close to the border of Slovenia. In the glass this Renato Keber Sauvignon shows a straw yellow color. In the nose peach, passion fruit, bell pepper, balsamico and almonds. On the palate full bodied, fresh with long aftertaste. Don’t drink too cold. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Dec3
Seleccion De Familia Reserva Rioja 2010
80

Vivanco

Seleccion De Familia Reserva Rioja 2010

In the glass a deep red color with purple hue. In the nose  presence of fruit tones like cherry, ripe berries and black currant, earth and cinnamon. On the palate deep and mature, velvety and silky mouth. Great long finish. / vintage 2010

Tempranillo:Graciano
Dec2
Glaube Liebe Hoffnung Riesling 2015
81

Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett

Glaube Liebe Hoffnung Riesling 2015

The label of this riesling says “Faith, love, hope” (Glaube-Liebe-Hoffnung) and has be created by a Tattoo artist from Berlin. In the glass a powerfull yellow color. In the nose aromas of peach, grapefruit, apple, pomegranate, spring flowers with a nice mineral scent. On the palate ripe, clear fruit, mineral with a gripping elegance, nice aromas, and long reverberating finish.

Riesling
Dec2
Baron de B Reserva 2010
85

Herdade Dacalada

Baron de B Reserva 2010

This Baron B is the top wine of Herdade daCalada. 16% in alcahol but you don't really notice this. The wine has a dark red color. A powerful wine with a complex aroma of roasted coffee beans, cherry, chocolate, herbs and vanilla. The delicious, deep and powerful taste is supported by a mature and firm tannin structure. The aftertaste is dominated by dark berry fruit and a soft caramel tone. 

8
Dec1
Rueda Sauvignon Blanc 2015
84

Jose Pariente

Rueda Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Yellow green colour. The nose shows a interplay of green plants and exotic fruits. Nice mineral with hints of cut grass. Not a screamy SB but very elegant. Great taste, fresh and great acidity. The finish is strong with a lot of structure, round and long. 

Sauvignon Blanc
Dec1
Ortaia Pergola Aleatico Superiore 2013
80

Terracruda

Ortaia Pergola Aleatico Superiore 2013

From this winery I also tasted some other wines. Every wines has it's own signature. Also this one. This wine has a light ruby red color with a violet hue. In the nose very aromatic and complex with roses and violets, cherries, strawberries and plums. A little wood in the back. There is a good harmony between the acids and sweet tannins. Very soft and filming in the mouth. A fruit bomb of red fruit and flowers. alcohol: 14%

Aleatico
Nov30
Chardonnay 2014
81

Massoni

Chardonnay 2014

Matured for 14 months in French barriques. ( not too oaky). Medium straw color with green highlights. On the nose white peach, lemon curd and grapefruit mixed with cashew and nougat with spicy end notes. The palate is complex and long. Mineral, smoky flavours, light butter with again peach, cashew, light oak and spice. A long fruity, dry aftertaste. Great.

Chardonnay
Nov30
7 Icon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
77

Bayede

7 Icon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

This cabernet sauvignon comes from South Africa, Stellenbosch (Coastal Region). Winery Bayede. Dark red color with a garnet hue. In the nose plums, red cherries, cassis, tabbaco and a little wood but also a sort of "medical" aroma. Shame because this disturbs the overall smell. Medium bodied, good acidity and well integrated tannins. Soft and fine in the mouth. 

Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov29
Castelli del Duca Alessandro Gutturnio Riserva 2011
81

Medici Ermete

Castelli del Duca Alessandro Gutturnio Riserva 2011

Dark ruby red color. In the nose fruity and floral notes, cherries, jam, liquorice and tobacco. On the palate it very soft, round and full-bodied. The tannins are dense and elegant, never intrusive. Very nice easy drinking riserva. 

Barbera;Bonarda
Nov28
Sauvignon Blanc - Duttweiler Pfalz trocken 2015
80

Bergdolt Reif & Nett

Sauvignon Blanc - Duttweiler Pfalz trocken 2015

In the glass it has a very clear and slightly greenish color. In the nose aromas of goosberry, grapefruit, black currant, fresh cut grass, some pepper and some hints of papaya. On the palate fresh, with lots of fruit, crisp acid, nice spiciness. Great with sushi.

Sauvignon Blanc
Nov28
Steinertal Riesling Smaragd 2015
86

Tegernseerhof

Steinertal Riesling Smaragd 2015

Allmost sinterklaas at our home so you see some chocolate. This 100% Riesling from Tegernseerhof, Austria has a great bright color.  

Riesling
Nov27
Soll Pinot Grigio 2015
80

Kellerei Kaltern

Soll Pinot Grigio 2015

This Pinot Grigio from Kellerei Kaltern has a straw yellow color with light green rim. In the nose pear compote, some nuts, roasted almonds and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium-full bodied with wood notes (from barriques) and a harmonious finish. 

Pinot Grigio
Nov26
Sauvignon Blanc 2015
823

Aaldering

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Some years ago, the Dutch couple Fons and Marianne Aaldering bought a wine estate in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, South Africa. This Sauvignon Blanc is one of these very nice wines they produce.

Sauvignon Blanc
Nov26
Piante Sparse Etna Bianco 2014
89

Ayunta

Piante Sparse Etna Bianco 2014

90% carricante and 10% catarratto. Straw yellow color with golden reflections. 

Carricante;Catarratto
Nov25
Rubiolo Chianti 2014
84

Gagliole

Rubiolo Chianti 2014

Deep ruby red color this Chianti Classico from Gagliole winery. In the nose this 2014 Tuscany shows aromas of strawberries, cherries, mulberries, leather and figs, soft spicy and some light oak influence but very discrete in the background. On the palate fleshy with a velvet structure. Medium bodied with cherries, mulberries and herbs. Good acidity and easy drinking with polished tannins. 

Sangiovese; Merlot
Nov25
Grande Dingac Peljesko Vinogorje 2008
79

Madirazza

Grande Dingac Peljesko Vinogorje 2008

Aged for five years in barrels this wine which has been served to the pope when he visited Croatia. Deep ruby red color, clear and dense. In the nose plum, berry jam, followed by notes of chocolate and vanilla mixed with a little cedar and black pepper.

Plavac Mali
Nov24
Polic Organic Refosk 2013
77

Polic Estate

Polic Organic Refosk 2013

This organic wine from Slovenia has a dark red cherry color. On the palate, there are strong currant, wild berry and plum flavors. Rich tannins although a harmonious taste and pronounced acidity. I think some aging will smoothen the tannins. 

Nov23
Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2015
82

Ernst Eifel

Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2015

Light yellow in color this Weisser Burgunder (Pinot Blanc) from the from this small winery in the Mosel region. In the nose light tropical fruit, mineral and great freshness. On the palate good balance, mineral richness with great acidity. I like 

Weisserburgunder;Pinot Blanc
Nov23
Megale - Negroamaro 2015
79

Tinazzi - Feudo Croce

Megale - Negroamaro 2015

Ruby red, dark The bouquet is reminiscent of dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. The wine opens immediately, is very wide. Despite relatively high acidity, the tannins are very soft. Nice red.

Negroamaro del Salento
Nov22
Cagiolo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2008
85

Cantina Tollo

Cagiolo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2008

The Cagiolo Reserva 2008 is allmost black with violet reflections. Lots more flavours as the 2011 vintage. Aging was very good for this Montepulciano. Great   

Montepulciano
Nov21
Mezzan Blauburgunder 2014
81

Erste Neue

Mezzan Blauburgunder 2014

This Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir) from Alto Adige has a purple color with dark red edges. In the nose lots of cherries, vanilla, some spicyness and woody notes. On the palate supple, inviting with fine tannins and more layers of red fruit. Dry and good structured with a nice final. 

Blauburgunder
Nov21
Malbec 2015
80

Familia Fardo

Malbec 2015

This Malbec is dark red, purple in color. In the nose lots of red fruit with notes of vanilla. On the palate, fresh, well rounded with soft tannins and medium body. Good structure and aftertaste

Malbec
Nov20
C' Incanta Trebbiano d 'Abruzzo 2012
84

Cantina Tollo

C' Incanta Trebbiano d 'Abruzzo 2012

Great white one from Cantina Tollo. Tres bicchieri organic with a straw yellow color with golden highlights. In the nose a flower booket, yellow fruit with citrus notes, apricot and honey with some spicyness. On the palate dry, pleasant, balanced and a solid and robust wine. Good structured, fresh with a great finish. 

Trebbiano
Nov20
Cumaro Conero Riserva 2010
85

Umani Ronchi

Cumaro Conero Riserva 2010

A dense ruby red colour, very fruity with hints of ripe plum, currant and cherry on the basis of spicy black pepper, vanilla and tobacco. The palate is soft, with smooth tannins and a chocolate finish.

Montepulciano
Nov19
La Fassina 2014
80

Costador

La Fassina 2014

Light ruby red color with violet hues. In the nose cherries, strawberries, roses, violets, soft wood and a hint of chocolate, herbs and toasted almonds.  On the palate juicy and fresh with dark fruit, some sweetness , lively acidity, soft tannins and a deep long finish.

pinot noir
Nov19
Varietal Verdejo 2015
84

Jose Pariente

Varietal Verdejo 2015

For sure one of my fave Verdejo. Light color with green tones. Rich and complex aromas of fruit like pear, peach, citrus and passion fruit combined with floral notes of wild flowers. Beautiful mineral with a delicate spiciness. Very fresh and elegant wine with a long and concentrated finish. Top!!! 

Verdejo
Nov18
Pinot Grigio 2015
80

Erste-Neue

Pinot Grigio 2015

Bright straw yellow color with green reflections. In the nose aromas of pears, apples and meadows. Full bodied and well structured on the palate, it achieves perfect harmony between tartness and body. It has a long refreshing finish. 

Pinot Grigio
Nov18
1780 Tinto
87

Bodegas Castell del Reme

1780 Tinto

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo, 15% Grenache, 5% Merlot and 5% Syrah grapes Dark cherry color with garnet edges. Abundant tears stain the glass.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Tempranillo;Grenache;Merlot;Syrah
Nov17
Rosso d’Abruzzo Dop 2011
82

Cantina Tollo

Rosso d’Abruzzo Dop 2011

Ruby red color with violet hues. In the nise reminiscent of small red fruits like rasberry, blackberry and cherries with a hint of liquorice, chocolate and violet. The taste is full, well structured, with soft tannins and well integrated.

Montepulciano
Nov17
Tradition Grauburgunder 2015
80

Bergdolt-Ripe & Nett

Tradition Grauburgunder 2015

In the nose aromas of ripe pineapple, apricots, peach, pear and some honey hints / bee wax. On the palate full and juicy with aromas of pear, peach and citrus fruits as well flowers and some herbs. Nice mineral fresh wine with a good and refreshing fruit acid at the end.

Grauburgunder
Nov17
Beaujolais Villages Nouveau Millesime 2016
78

Chateau de Durette

Beaujolais Villages Nouveau Millesime 2016

OK. It' 17 november. Beaujolais Primeur Day!! So let's open a nice one. Dark transparent purple color. In the nose Red fruits like red berries, cherries and strawberries. On the palate again red fresh fruit. It's a really easy drinking red one. This beaujolais comes from the beaujolais region and has a Belgium owner. Cheers 

Gamay
Nov16
Il Favot Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2012
82

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Il Favot Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2012

Young, but pretty good. The wine had a very nose with rose petals, some tarry smoke, sweet red berry aromas and earthy herbs at the side.  The palate shows zesty orange acidity and a little dusting of fine tannins the first thing to grab you. Beyond that though, nice pure notes of red fruit littered with sprigs of herb and then some warm spice as the wine ends with a gentle finish.

Nebbiolo;Michet;Lampia
Nov16
Gruner Veltliner Smaragd (Bergistel) 2015
83

Tegernseerhof

Gruner Veltliner Smaragd (Bergistel) 2015

This Gruner Veltliner Smaragd (Bergistel) from Austrian Tegernseerhof has a medium yellow-green color. Nutty aroma, tropical fruit, mango, citrus and some herbs. Very delicate, mineral with distinct pepper. On the palate sweetish fleshy fruit, candied nuts and vegetables, Elegant acidity, earthy and spicy mineral notes. Lots of flavors, touch of tannins. Very nice.?

Gruner Veltliner
Nov15
Colli Euganei Bianco - 1 - 2015
80

Spinefrasse

Colli Euganei Bianco - 1 - 2015

This Colli Euganei Bianco from the Euganean Hills near to Padua has a straw yellow color with green hues. In the nose flowers and rose petals with fruity hints of elderberries, peaches, banana, lime and some herbs. On the palate clean, well-balanced with flavors of apple, lime and butter. Good aftertaste. Long and persistent. The wine is produced by a Young Group of wine-makers from North-East Italy.

Garganega;Sauvignon Blanc;Chardonnay;Muscat
Nov14
Bolgheri rosso 2014
79

Albereto

Bolgheri rosso 2014

Super Tuscan? Yes. It's young but hasn't the potential to get a real one. Bright purple with aromas of currants, blackberries, plums and spices. On the palate red fruit with some spiceness. Ok. No hotshot

Sangiovese
Nov13
Blanc de Costador de Varietats i Terroirs 2014
81

Costador

Blanc de Costador de Varietats i Terroirs 2014

Blend of Catalan varietes of grapes like Marsanne, Rousanne and Xarel.lo this organic wine from Costador wines. The color is yellow slightly “cloudy”. In the nose flowers and melon. Pretty solid on the palate with grapefruit, pear, flowers and vanilla and herbs. Good structure and acidity.

Marsanne;Rousanne;Xarel.lo
Nov12
Amarone Della Valpolicella 2007
80

Salvaterra

Amarone Della Valpolicella 2007

Garnet red hues and a powerful bouquet of ripe plums, cocoa, violets and cedar. An intense broad palate of cherries, candied fruits, cocoa and hazelnut. Great.

Corvina;Corvinone;Rondinella
Nov11
Montepergoli 2008
88

Enrico Santini

Montepergoli 2008

Color is intense red, allmost black with a violet hue. The nose is clean, focused, with notes of ripe dark fruits like blackberries, black currants and black plums accompanied by a slight hint of toasted oak and vanilla. On the palate the wine has great intensity and harmony; it is rich with layers of flavors, concentrated with generous tannins which are well integrated. Great aftertaste. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah;Sangiovese.
Nov10
Colli Orientali Sauvignon Blanc 2015
81

Sirch

Colli Orientali Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sirch Sauvignon has a straw yellow color. The nose opens with notes of boxwood, grapefruit with hints of tomato leaf and peppermint. In the mouth it is immediately evident acidity that stings and cleans the palate with a pleasant fragrance. This isn't a "screaming" sauvignon but good in balance.

Sauvignon Blanc
Nov9
Crianza Rioja 2012
80

Vivanco

Crianza Rioja 2012

Very nice 100% Tempranillo wine from the Rioja Alta region. Aged for 16 months in oak barrels. Medium red color. In the nose red cherries, raspberries and a little spice. On the palate very smooth and elegant with raspberries, blackberries, violets and a hint of vanilla. Light wood. Round tannins and balanced acidity. Easy drinking.

Tempranillo
Nov9
Bandol 2012
81

Chateau Barthes

Bandol 2012

This is a very well-balanced Bandol rouge with a deep, dark red color. The scent has light tones of the spices, dark berries, cherries, licorice and violets. The taste is rich and well balanced. Soft tannins. Easy drinking.

Mourvedre; Grenache;Syrah
Nov8
Weissburgunder Festival 2015
83

Kellerei Meran

Weissburgunder Festival 2015

This wine from Alto Adige comes from my favourite region for white wines. I really like this weissburgunder from Alto Adige. A deep golden color with aromas of fresh peaches, orange and golden apples. On the palate, fresh hay, nectarine with a waxy texture and nice minerals. Fresh herbal notes join the wine's deep core of fruits on the long, lingering finish.

Nov8
Cuvée Prestige Brut NV
80

Serge Mathieu

Cuvée Prestige Brut NV

This champagne from Serge Mathieu is a blend of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay. Golden yellow color, fine and elegant. In the nose exotic fruits like pineapple and apricot with notes of apple and nuts. The palate is concentrated with a nice freshness and persistence. It has a fine mousse and a balanced taste.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Nov7
Vino Spumante Brut
81

Ca 'Selva Agricola

Vino Spumante Brut

Fine and persistent bubbles sinuous accompany fruity and floral aromas of apricot, ppear and chamomile, inviting fresh, pleasant right outfit acid-sugar. 

Ribolla Gialla
Nov7
Rocky Ox GSM 2015
84

Rusty Mutt

Rocky Ox GSM 2015

This wine from Australia is really worth a try. The colour is youthful purple and vibrant. In the nose a really expressive bouquet with aromas of tomato leafs, plum compote, raspberry, blackberry, earth, pepper and cloves.  In the mouth whole of an experience with plums, mulberry, pomegranate, spices, firm but balanced tannins on the end.   

Grenache;Shiraz;Mataro
Nov6
Leithaberg DAC weiss 2015
84

Nehrer

Leithaberg DAC weiss 2015

Really nice blend of Chardonnay and Gruner Veltliner. In the glass powerfull yellow with green hues. In the nose pear compote, flowers and herbs. On the palate tropical fruit like mango, passion fruit, golden del. apples and some honey. Very delicate aftertaste, round and harmonious.

Chardonnay;Gruner Veltliner
Nov6
Kamptal Reserve Alte Reben Gruner Veltliner 2013
81

Kemetner

Kamptal Reserve Alte Reben Gruner Veltliner 2013

This Gruner Veltliner from Austria has a straw yellow color. 18 months on barrel. Deep and complex. Yellow fruit aromas, pepper, winegums (sweeties) and earthy mineral. Strong and dense in the mouth with delicate sweet, honey, tart, pepper and clear mineral. Really juicy, minty with a dry finish. Very good. 

Gruner Veltliner
Nov5
Caladessa Tinto doc Escolha 2014
81

Herdade Dacalada

Caladessa Tinto doc Escolha 2014

This wine has been made from Portuguese grapes including Tinta Caiada, Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional. They make the wine fruity, full-bodied and round with a dark red color. This rich, red wine has aromas of red berries, plums and raisins. Ripe, soft tannins with some spices. Very nice. 

Nov4
Cinquanta Collezione 50 - 2012
80

Cantine San Marzano

Cinquanta Collezione 50 - 2012

Blend of Negroamaro and Primitivo. Alcohol: 14.5%. The wine has a ruby ??red, black color. In the nose a complete bouquet of fruit with plums, dark fruit, vanilla and spices. On the palate again lots of dark fruit, spices, cocao, leather and tobacco. Full-bodied with a soft and long finish.

Negroamaro;Primitivo
Nov4
Antica Chisina 2011
81

Tenute del Cerro

Antica Chisina 2011

This vino nobile di Montepulciano 2011 has an intense and concentrated, vivid ruby red colour. In the nose hints of violet, black cherry, wild berries and touches of spices with a slight vanilla finish. It has a full, enveloping, fine and elegant flavour with an excellent persistence. Tannins are ok but I think some more years will even be better. 

Nov3
Cagiolo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2011
81

Cantina Tollo

Cagiolo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2011

The Cagiolo Reserva 2011 of the Cantina Tollo is dark ruby red allmost black with violet reflections. In the nose dark forrest fruit, cherries, currants, black plums with notes of cacao, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. The first sip is really enjoyable. With 14,5 % alcohol dominates a youghtfull freshness with tannins, just drying, but with no astringent feeling. Aromas of ripe cherries and fresh red fruit. Perhaps lacking a bit of flavor but I think this will appear after some more years. The aftertaste is long with some fine wood notes.

Montepulciano
Nov2
Confesionario Cepas Viejas 2015
79

Rodriguez Laorden

Confesionario Cepas Viejas 2015

Straw yellow in color this blend of white Tempranillo and Malvasia from the Rioja region. In the nose ripe apple and tropical fruits like melon and grapefruit. On the palate again tropical fruits like pineapple and liches with a citrus ending. High in acidity but well drinkable.

White Tempranillo;Malvasia
Nov2
Poggio Ai Ginepri Blogheri 2014
80

Tenuta Argentiera

Poggio Ai Ginepri Blogheri 2014

Ruby red with violet hues. In the nose flowers and spices (black pepper) combined with fresh red fruit flavors like cherry and currant.  The palate is round and complex with the presence of sweet tannins besides a nice freshness. Wine with good structure and persistence and offcourse a bit young

Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Nov1
Brunello Di Montalcino 2011
80

Camigliano

Brunello Di Montalcino 2011

This brunello from Camigliano is dark red with some transperency. In the nose ripe cherries, plums, cocao and earth. On the palate dominates dried cherries, cranberry, leather and clove. Despite the wines opulence it never feels jammy despite of the freshness. It shows more layers and tightly tannins. Leave for 5 years in cellar and this brunello will shine.

Sangiovese;Brunello di Montalcino
Oct30
Riesling Kabinett 2014
80

Baron Knyphausen

Riesling Kabinett 2014

Light yellow in color this riesling from Rheingau. Beautiful clear, calm bouquet with pear, apple and citrus fruits over a fine mineral background. A typical Rheingauriesling which paired Great pleasure or in combination with the Mediterranean meal.

Riesling
Oct29
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
90

Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Amazing Brunellothis Ilpoggione. Ruby red with a narrow, clearish garnet rim. Aromas of violets and cherry liquor, basil leaf, and pine. This feels serious and austere. Dryness, high toned acids, ripped tannins, and warm alcohol all hide beneath a robust body of fruit. Lean but long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Oct29
Papà Celso DOGLIANI DOCG - 2015
86

Marziano Abonna

Papà Celso DOGLIANI DOCG - 2015

Deep purple in color (inky) Blackberries, licorice, some vanilla on the nose. On the pakate blackberries followed by some blueberry, smoke and tar. The vanilla pops out during the finish. Well balanced acidity. Great wine for the price. 

Dolcetto
Oct28
Bergdistel Smaragd Riesling trocken 2015
82

Tegernseerhof

Bergdistel Smaragd Riesling trocken 2015

Light green-yellow color. The wine has a lovely scent of peach, stonefruit, citrus, honey and a peppery mineral. The wine is complex, juicy with notes of citrus, peach and easy to drink and still has the potential to further aged in the bottle. 3.7 points

Oct28
Finell Pinot Grigio 2015
80

Pitzner

Finell Pinot Grigio 2015

Another nice wine from one of my favourite wineregions Alto Adige. The wine shows In the glass a straw yellow color with green hues. In the nose flowery with aromas of peach, pear and stonefruit. On the palate fresh, light with nice acidity and a little spicy tone. Nice minerality and long aftertaste.

Pinot Grigio
Oct27
Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling trocken 2015
82

Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling trocken 2015

Very nice riesling with crisp, fresh aromatics of minerals, crushed rock notes, yellow apples, pear and white flowers. In the nose yellow fruit flavors are long and deeply refreshing. Good balanced with plenty of fruit and extract to keep things from being austere. Great light riesling with lingering finish.

Riesling
Oct27
Very Old Single Harvest Port 1966
86

Taylor's

Very Old Single Harvest Port 1966

Brown yellow color. Touch of green. In the nose rum,spice and some fruity notes. Rich, very sweet but not cloying, fruity orange and apricots, lots of layers and layers of butterscotch, walnuts and vanilla. Very lively, not at all dried out. Big, complex port.

Port
Oct26
Plenio Verdicchio dei Castelli Riserva 2013
83

Umani Ronchi

Plenio Verdicchio dei Castelli Riserva 2013

Ripe peaches, apricots, minerals, smoke and honey closely woven in the scent. Beautifully proportioned, intense, creamy, while of nice lightness of taste, in which the wood is perfectly integrated barrel.

Verdicchio
Oct26
Barolo Vinorium Riserva 2009
89

Salvano Vini

Barolo Vinorium Riserva 2009

Deep garnet red color, with shades from the long aging. The nose is fruity and be among the various scents stand out raspberry, vanilla and cherries. On the palate this great Barolo is structured with good strength and harmony. All these features allow an excellent aging of the bottle, so as to awaken in it many flavors over the years. Great wine.

barolo
Oct25
Pelago 2009
85

Umani Ronchi

Pelago 2009

Dark red color. The aroma is intense with hints of spices, black fruit and vanilla. The taste is complex, Pelago Marche Rosso has a lot of impressions, fine tannins and a long strong finish. Great red wine

Cabernet Sauvignon;Montepulciano;Merlot
Oct25
Metamorphica Estamos Ancestral 2015
80

Costador

Metamorphica Estamos Ancestral 2015

Very nice sparkling wine from Costador wines Tarragona Spain. A blend of Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, and Grenache. This Metamorphica has a nice light mousse with white fruits like melon and pear. Light floral, lemony flavor I belief this sparkling is one of their new products and really enjoyable at a Sunny autumn day. Cheers. 

Xarel.lo;Macabeu;Parellada;Grenache
Oct24
Casal di Serra 2015
81

Umani Ronchi.com

Casal di Serra 2015

Eating with friends and enjoying good wines like this verdicchio. Aromas of wild flowers and yellow fruit (peach, apricot and ripe apple). The taste is rich and soft with a good dose refreshment and juiciness. An intense and nice finish.

Verdicchio
Oct24
Sparviero Nero Mascalese 2015
80

Tenute Rustica

Sparviero Nero Mascalese 2015

From the foot of the Mount Etna in Sicily comes this Sparviero wine made from the Nerello Mascalese grape. A local grape in Sicily. The wine has a light red color. In the nose you smell cherries, red berries and floral hints. In the mouth again cherries, berries and vanilla. Light tannic but with ok freshness and good structure. This is their first vintage after 50 years of no wine production. Very nice "first vintage"

Nerello Mascalese
Oct23
Sangiovese 2012
78

Di Majo Norante

Sangiovese 2012

Nice every day sangiovese. Delicious fruity fragrance, with fine red fruit, sweet plums and cherries, leather, sultry and slightly spicy.

Sangiovese
Oct22
Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
86

Castellare

Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

This wine shows dark ruby red in the glass with garnet highlights. Made from 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, and 5% Ciliegiolo. In the nose aroma's featuring loads of red and black cherry, plums and roses. Secondary notes of licorice, earth and baking spice. It's lovely smooth and delicious with rich sour cherry fruit, well integrated baking spice and some nice olive notes. Excellent structure and long aftertaste. Great 

Chianti;Chianti Riserva
Oct21
Pinot Noir Breborn 2012
80

Baron Knyphausen

Pinot Noir Breborn 2012

Very nice Pinot Noir from Baron Knyphausen. Powerful and dense on nose and palate, with a lot of dark fruit sweetness and aromas of chocolate, coffee and sour cherries. Structure and depth are great. A long and intense finish is with impressions of wild berries.

Pinot Noir
Oct21
Rosé La Clape - Classique 2015
80

Chateau D'Angles

Rosé La Clape - Classique 2015

Bright pink color. Intense nose of white flowers and fruits, citrus fruits and small fresh red berries. Rich taste of red fruit with a minerally freshness. A long fresh and fruity finish.

Bourboulenc;Grenache;Roussanne;Marsanne
Oct20
 Reserva Branco 2015
84

Quinta da Boa Esperanca

Reserva Branco 2015

Very nice blend of Arinto (60%) and Fernao Pires (40%). Light citrus color. Light mineral note with delicate white fruit aromas like melon and peach. Good volume, complex in the mouth with the right acidity to give it liveliness. Very nice longlasting finish.

Arinto;Fernu00e3o Pires
Oct19
Plytó Psarades 2015
80

Lyrarakis Wines

Plytó Psarades 2015

This White wine from Crete has a bright yellow color. In the nose white flowers, pear, melon and some herbs. On the palate a full mouthfeel, with fruity finish and almond notes.

Plytu00f3
Oct19
Castel Ringberg - Pinot Grigio 2015
85

Elena Walch

Castel Ringberg - Pinot Grigio 2015

Another fine wine Elena Walch. Complex but lively pinot grigio with aromas of ripe fruit like pear, sage and spices. Elegant and harmonious with fine acidity and both fresh and creamy taste. A lot of concentration and a long full finish.   

Pinot Grigio
Oct18
Pinot Grigio 2015
78

Ca 'Selva Agricola

Pinot Grigio 2015

Straw yellow with green hue in the glass. Aromas of white flowers and pleasant citrus notes. The palate is very pleasant with good freshness and flavor. The finish is long and persistent with a splash of citrus. 

Pinot Grigio
Oct18
Merlot / Refosco
86

Il Roncal

Merlot / Refosco

Fall has started in the Netherlands. Though it was a wonderful weekend with lots of sun we tasted these lovely red ones from Il Rocal from Friuli. We tasted the Merlot and the Refosco.

Merlot;Refosco
Oct17
Sauvignon Blanc 2015
83

Matetic

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Pale yellow with a green tinge, limes, fresh grassy with a hint of asparagus. Lively fresh with hints of ripe citrus fruits and grapefruit. Clean and accessible with an invigorating freshness. Ripe fruit versus tight acids, which is the ideal balance for this sauvignon blanc. Nice sb from Chile.

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct16
Rheingauer Gemischter Satz
83

Baron Knyphausen

Rheingauer Gemischter Satz

The gemischter satz consists of the grape varieties Yellow Orleans, Weisse Heunisch, Gewürztraminier, Silvaner, Elbling, Roter Riesling and Riesling.  Deep straw yellow with green hues. Powerful, strongly nutty bouquet with soft toast, rose blossom and lychee, pear.On the palate very soft and creamy. Almost full of body, low acidity. Noticeable residual sugar, lychee, banana, nuts and vanilla ice cream. The pronounced nut notes of walnut, chestnuts and acorns continue in a very long finish. 

Yellow Orleans;Weisse Heunisch;Gewu00fcrztraminier;Silvaner;Elbling;Roter Riesling;Riesling
Oct16
Ribolla Gialla
84

Il Roncal

Ribolla Gialla

First wine of the CVU evening and right on the spot. Great ribolla gialla from Friuli with an inviting bouquet, a fresh scent, white fruit, pear. On the palate the wine is full, delicious dry, fresh, harmonious and nice acidity. Great with the fish.

Ribolla Gialla
Oct15
Diciotto 2012

Schola Sarmenti

Diciotto 2012

Despite its enormous power and high alcohol content (18%), it is a harmonious, soft wine, which is surprisingly easy to drink. A really imense fruit concentration. Cranberries, redberries and dried cranberries. Then there are fine herbs, a little cafe and chocolate together with oriental spices.The game in the mouth, the time that this wine remains on the palate, you must have experienced, you can not describe it. Really great. 65 euro Maison d'Elfant 

Primitivo
Oct15
Prestige Rouge 2014

Minuty

Prestige Rouge 2014

Blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache, this Minuty Red wine Cuvée Prestige 2014. In the nose greedy aromas such as candied fruits and spices. A smooth texture and its thick tannins make a wine of guard. The mouth is structured with a beautiful longer aromatic

Syrah;Mourvèdre;Grenache
Oct14
Confesionario Cepas Viejas 2015

Rodriguez Laorden

Confesionario Cepas Viejas 2015

Blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo. About 5.400 bottles produced. In the glass a cherry red color with purple hues. In the nose lots of dark fruits like red berries, cherry compote and vanilla. The palate is firm with a nice complexity. Again lots of dark fruits like plums, raspberries and blackberries. Pleasant in the mouth with soft ending with chocolate. Very nice. 

Garnacha;Tempranillo
Oct14
Unoaked Chardonnay 2013

Seven Springs

Unoaked Chardonnay 2013

Light yellow in color. In the nose aromas of citrus, melon, lemon zest and white blossom. In the mouth fresh and lively with lime and pineapple with a relatively full body and a long lasting mouthfeel. 

Chardonnay
Oct13
Mandilari Red 2012

Lyrarakis

Mandilari Red 2012

Deep red color this Mandilari Plakoura 2012 from Lyrarakis winery. 100%. Plakoura grape. For me unknown. Intense wine with good freshness and aromas of red fruit, hints of tobacco. Dominant flavors of red plums and blackberry, with a strong aftertaste. Great with the Lamb.

Plakoura
Oct13
Muller Thurgau 2015

Cantina Terlan

Muller Thurgau 2015

This Muller Thurgau has a pale straw yellow color. In the nose peach, grapefruit and flowers but also notes of white pepper and sweet spices. On the palate it’s genuinely fresh and arrives with an elegant flavor that does not invade, strong acidity, characteristics that give refinement and elegance. It closes with a final very persistent, on the fruit.

Müller Thurgau
Oct12
Pergolaia 2006

Caiarossa

Pergolaia 2006

First I poured this 2006 super tuscan in the decanter. The wine has a medium ruby in color with garnet edges. It the nose cherries, prunes, licorice, dried red fruits, chocolate, clove, and earthy notes. On the palate the wine showes cherries, red berries, raspberry, prune, cocoa, spices, clove and earthy notes as well as hints of cola, coffee and tobacco. It's fresh with medium acidity, fine, well-integrated tannins and a good aftertaste. After one hour it was more smoother and balanced. Great wine.

Oct12
Caiño 2014

Moraima

Caiño 2014

This Caiño from winery Moraima is made from the native grape of Galicia in Northern Spain With an ammount of 2.226 bottles this wine has been launched on the market. Deep garnet red color. Fresh, balanced, very drinkable with a present acidity but tamed. Notes of red fruit like berries and raspberries. 

Oct11
Pinot Grigio 2015

Il Roncal

Pinot Grigio 2015

A Pinot Grigio from Winery Il Roncal. Bright yellow color. Fruity nose with melon, apple, grapefruit and flowers. Full-bodied, velvety, with good structure, pleasant on the finish. Nice 

Pinot Grigio
Oct11
Al Passo 2009

Tolaini

Al Passo 2009

Blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot. Alcohol 13.5%. The nose had aromas of wood, dark berries and raspberries and aromas from maturity. In the mouth the wood continues with spices and blue and black fruit. When the wine gets some air it gets really tasty. Herbs and black fruit at the finish. The acidity is perfect with black minerals in the finish.

Oct10
Charta Riesling Kabinett 2013

Baron Knyphausen

Charta Riesling Kabinett 2013

Pale green yellow color. In the nose juicy, sweet Riesling bouquet. Notes of peach, floral elements, a touch of butter and cream, and a soft mineral underlayer. Harmonious and tasty, with medium to full, balanced acidity, which go well with the soft sweetness, clear peach, spices and butter.

Riesling
Oct9
Moreccio 2012

Fattoria Casa di Terra

Moreccio 2012

Nice party with friends. The Bolgheri shows red fruit, vanilla and spices that make the aromatic spectrum intriguing; smooth and silky tannins.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah
Oct8
Bandol Rosé 2015

Chateau Barthes

Bandol Rosé 2015

Beautiful salmon pink color. Classic style rose with strawberry, raspberry fruit on the nose and some floral hints. Firmly structured, pepper, spicy with light tannins. Round and supple on the palate, with a subtle hint of liquorice and surprising grip.

bandol
Oct8
Soave Classico 2015

Pieropan

Soave Classico 2015

A fresh and expressive Soave, with white flower, almond and a touch of citrus. Rounded, ripe fruit is perfectly balanced by a fresh, clean acidity. Long and fragrant, it has a note of fine, almond on the finish. Great!

soave
Oct7
Adama White 2014

Bosman Family Vineyards

Adama White 2014

This biological blend of 60% Chenin Blanc , 20% Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Semillon and Viognier has a yellow color with a golden rim. In the nose aromas of tropical fruit like pineapple, spiciness and wood. On the palate tropical fruit and complex tones of spiciness from maturation in oak. Complex and elegant wine with a minerally finish.

Chardonnay;Chenin Blanc;Pinot Gris;Semillon;Viognier
Oct7
Dingac 2012

Madirazza

Dingac 2012

This wine from Croatia has a dark ruby red color. In the nose chocolate, earth, cherries and something sweet. The taste is full of dark fruit like blackberry, blueberry, black currant and cherry mixed with sweet and full aroma of jam and plums. Long complex. 

Dingac
Oct6
Le Caprice de Clémentine blanc - 2015

Chateau Les Valentines

Le Caprice de Clémentine blanc - 2015

50% Ugni Blanc, 30% Vermentino, 20% Clairette Pale yellow color with green hints. Fresh aromas of white flowers, yellow fruit and hazelnut. A well-balanced and powerful mouth of exotic and citrus fruits, lychee and grapefruit. Long, racy, and rich, with a fresh finish

Ugniblanc;Vermentino;Clairette
Oct6
Jalé Sicilia D.O.C 2012

Cusumano

Jalé Sicilia D.O.C 2012

This Cusumano Jale presents a bright and attractive golden color. The nose emerge aromas of ripe tropical fruit, melted butter and vanilla, pepper on a mineral background. The taste is soft and structured, balanced with flavor and acidity and a long finish where the buttery notes return.

Chardonnay
Oct5
Mas Donis Barrica Montsant - 2013

Celler Capçanes

Mas Donis Barrica Montsant - 2013

Vibrant purple in color. This wine, a blend of 85% garnacha, 15% syrah reveales intense aroma's of black fruits, violets, licorice and black pepper. The mouth feel is lush with a seductive velvety texture and additional tastes of smoke and minerals. The finish is medium/long in length with dense elements framing the fruits.

Garnacha:Syrah
Oct5
Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013

Cantina Spada

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2013

Deep ruby almost garnet red color. Bouquet is surprisingly wide and fragrant, merging ginger flavour, pepper, plum and black cherry notes. Very rich and full with lots of dark fruit, raisins and vanilla. It’s complex, balanced and slightly tannic in taste. Very nice.

Corvina;Molinara;Rondinella
Jul4
Vettina Pergolo Rosso 2014

Terracruda

Vettina Pergolo Rosso 2014

Pergola Rosso or Aleatico grape is grown in the central part of Le Marche. The Vettina Terracruda has a bright and transparent ruby red color with purple hues. Very intense aroma’s of roses and violets, red fruits, raisins and cherries. On the palate intense persistent, with again flowers and red fruits with soft tannins. The aftertaste is long with fruits and flower. This taste is common with the Aleatico grape. You can drink it as aparative but I would prefer lamb or pasta dishes with it.

Aleatico;Vernaccia di Pergola;
Jul3
Cuvée Tradition, Blanc de Noirs

Champagne Serge Mathieu

Cuvée Tradition, Blanc de Noirs

This Blanc de Noirs is 100% from the pinot noir grape. Pale yellow in color. Clean nose, ripe character with aromas of lime, red cherries, red berries and baked biscuits. Vivid, fresh and clear with some red apple and berry notes not showing serious complexity but with a very pleasant feeling. Vigorous mousse and more present palate with moderate acid.

Pinot Noir;
Jul3
NEO 2010 - Ribera del Duero

Bodegas NEO

NEO 2010 - Ribera del Duero

This needs some air but is so nice! Nose is excellent with blue and black fruit, vanilla, a little graphite. Palate of blueberry, chocolate, spice, graphite, and tannin. Dense mouthfeel, and good length on the finish. Needs major time, but it seems to have a lit of stuff going on. Great Ribera del Duero.

empranillo
Jul2
Coda di Volpe 2014

La Dormiente

Coda di Volpe 2014

This Coda di Volpe  from the Taburno region Italy near #Naples has a straw yellow color with golden hues. In the nose white fruits and some flowers. On the palate also fruity with flowers, firm but easy drinking with some nice mineral notes. It is recommended as aperitif but I think it needs some food with it.

Jul2
CABALLO LOCO ÚNICO - Number Fifteen

Valdivieso

CABALLO LOCO ÚNICO - Number Fifteen

Dark red violet. Complex and intense aroma with notes of cassis, coffee and hints of spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and clove. The taste is full , round, complex , tasty with soft tannins and a long finish.

Syrah;Cabarnet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;
Jul1
Niersteiner Holle Weisser burgunder trocken 2014

Weingut Eckehart Gröhl

Niersteiner Holle Weisser burgunder trocken 2014

The bouquet is very flowery, strong and sweet. It is reminiscent of white lilac and sweet with some pannacotta. Then green apple and herbal tones and some star fruit unfold. The palate is down quite opulent, rich in extracts and creamy. The whole is rounded off by a fine acid.

Weisserburgunder
Jul1
Gavi DOCG 2015

Tenuta San Pietro

Gavi DOCG 2015

Yellowish. In the nose, ripe fruit like peach and apricot , floral notes , fennel and minerals. In the mouth, a soft starter and a good concentration with nice , mild acids and a beautiful , long and mineral finish.

Cortese
Jun30
Poggio a' Frati Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

Rocca di Castagnoli

Poggio a' Frati Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

Cherry red in the glass. A sumptuous bouquet of violets, elderberries, plums and cherries. Smoky aromas and chocolate are also present . On the palate this wine acts first cool, then juicy, with a nice berry fruit acidity and elegant tannins but-present. Great chianti.

Sangiovese;Canaiole
Jun30
L'Aura Chianti Classico - 2013

Querceto Di Castellina

L'Aura Chianti Classico - 2013

This is the entry level wine from Querceto di Castellina. Easy and very nice. 100% sangiovese this deep dark red. In the nose a lot of black fruit with floral notes. Tempting the palate with again plenty of lively fruit, earthy, savory and still dominated with some wood but supple tannins and a juicy rustic finish.

Sangiovese;
Jun29
Sei - Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2012

Querceto Di Castellina

Sei - Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2012

The flagship of Querceto di Castellina has a deep ruby color and opens immediately with intense notes of cherry, dried plum, balsamic and gusts of tobacco and salt liquorice background. The taste is powerful, elegant, full-bodied yet smooth, fluid and lasting persistence on the palate. I think this baby we will even better within 5 years.  

Sangiovese;Merlot
Jun29
Roble 2014

Quotanes

Roble 2014

This is the first production of this very nice red wine. So for me an honour. Color: Intense ruby red. Aromas of dark fruit and herbs. The palate shows flavors of black currants, raisins, chocolate and spices. They give this wine its expressive style. Still strong tannins so I think a few months or mabye years will do good to this wine.

Tempranillo;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jun28
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G 2011

Tenuta Di Gracciano Della Seta

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G 2011

Deep maroon color. Medium-full body. Lots of dark fruit, brisk acidity, and a touch of green. Smooth, polished texture with some oak. Solid red wine.

Prugnolo Gentile;Merlot
Jun28
Altana Douro 2013

Symington Family Estate

Altana Douro 2013

Good deep garnet and nearly opaque at the core. Nose with black cherries, blackberries, coffee and smoky licorice. The 2013 Altano Douro opens with a medium to full body revealing juicy flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, coffee, smoke, rose petal, and crushed rock. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a softly spicy finish. Very good pqr. 

Touriga Franca;Tinta Roriz;Tinta Barroca
Jun27
Morellino di Scansano 2014

Podere 414

Morellino di Scansano 2014

think it’s better to leave the wine in the cellar for 2/3 years so it will be even better. For me this young one has a bit to high acidity. I tasted the 2012 which tasted better.

Sangiovese;Ciliegiolo;Colorino;Sirah
Jun27
Chardonnay 2013

Hartenberg Wine Estate

Chardonnay 2013

This Chardonnay from Hartenberg shows a bright amber color. In the nose a traditionel chardonnay smell with butter, fresh lemon, quince, vanilla and wood tones. On the palate creamy with soft enamel and fine wood. He lingers long on the palate and ends complex but soft. This wine match perfect with chardonnay fans who like wooded chardonnay.

Chardonnay
Jun26
Gewurztraminer Spatlese Trocken 2015

Zwölberich

Gewurztraminer Spatlese Trocken 2015

This organic wineproducer from Germany creates a very nice Gewürztraminer. In the glass a bright golden yellow color. Aromas of flowers like violet and roses and some citrus fruit and apple. On the palata green apple, pineapple, bananas and citrus. Nice refreshing wine.

Gewürztraminer
Jun26
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc 2015

José Pariente

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Yellow green colour. The nose shows a interplay of green plants and exotic fruits. Nice mineral with hints of cut grass. Great taste, fresh and elegant. The finish is strong with a lot of structure, round and long.

Sauvignon Blanc;
Jun25
Flower Power 2015

Podere 414

Flower Power 2015

This Flower Power has a pale orange rosy colour with aromas of tropical fruits, such as grapefruit and pineapple but also some strawberry  and redcurrant. Floral notes, a hint of strawberry and apricot dominate the palate with a lemon acidity carrying the finish. Fruit and acid in perfect harmony. Does what you expect from a good rosé.

Sangiovese
Jun25
Ranuccio Barbera dei Colli Piacentini DOC 2013

Castelli del Duca

Ranuccio Barbera dei Colli Piacentini DOC 2013

Young and fruity with a variety of flavors. On the nose, a whole fruit basket. In addition to typical forest fruits such as blackberries and blue are also found elderberry and blackcurrant. On the palate wonderfully simple and tasty.

Barbera
Jun24
Codazzo Pergola Doc Rosato 2015

Terracruda

Codazzo Pergola Doc Rosato 2015

This Rosato made from an indigenous Aleatico biotype (anciently called Vernaccia di Pergola) has a crystal clear salmon/rosy color. In the nose great aromas of flowers, cherries, red berries, strawberries and some herbs. Great easy drinking Rosato.

Aleatico;Vernaccia di Pergola
Jun23
Riesling trocken 2014

Baron Knyphausen

Riesling trocken 2014

This still Young riesling is light yellow in color. It has a fresh and fruity fragrance with green apple, gooseberry, pineapple and orange peel. Fresh mouthfeel with well-integrated crisp acidity. Light body with again apple, nice minerals and ok finish. Would pair great with asian food.

Jun23
One Night’s Rosé 2015

Gaintus

One Night’s Rosé 2015

Made entirely from Sumoll, a native Catalan grape, the wine is harvested over one night , and pressed and macerated in one day.  Very luxe bottle with a glass cork. Light pink. Clean and bright. Intense nose with aromas of red fruit, raspberries, currants and strawberries, roses and grass. The palate has a soft entry and a mouth with nice acidity. Fresh and expressive. At the end a slightly bitter point. Not like a rose from the Provence but it's own taste.

Sumoll
Jun22
Podalirio 2012

Querceto Di Castellina

Podalirio 2012

“Iphiclides Podalirio” is the name of a kind of butterfly with pale yellow wings and black stripes that can be found all over the Querceto estate. The butterfly is also on the label of this wine in the Chianti Classico DOCG region.

Merlot
Jun21
Burgo Viejo Crainza 2010

Tempranillo;Graciano

Burgo Viejo Crainza 2010

The color is garnet red with a beautiful ruby-colored crown. In the nose a good balance between black fruit, balsamic and vanilla from the wood aging in American oak. On the palate very soft, with potential and complexity.

Jun20
Langhe Rosso D.O.C. 2013

Nada Giuseppe

Langhe Rosso D.O.C. 2013

This ruby red Langhe Rosso comes form the Langhe / Piedmont region. Full of red fruit notes like, ripe plums, cherries and some herbs. The taste has also red fruits like plums and cherries. Very easy drinking wine which will perfect pair with red meat. The wine is made from 98% Dolcetto and 2% Nebbiolo.

Dolcetto;Nebbiolo
Jun20
Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2007
84

Tenuta Sant Antonio

Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2007

Ruby red with black tints. On the nose, incredibly intense and complex with primary notes of ripe cherries, plums and cinnamon as well as in a second wave following aromas of cocoa, chocolate, tar and hazelnuts. Dry palate and warm with incredible wealth and structure supported by powerful tannins and fine, persistent acidity.  

Corvina;Corvinone;Rondinella;Croatina;Oseleta
Jun19
Barbera d'Alba TRES 2014

Cascina Alberta

Barbera d'Alba TRES 2014

Ruby dark red this Barbera d'Alba. Great aromas of fresh red fruits like blackberries, cherries, plums with fresh overtones. Enveloping taste in the mouth with red fruits. I think that some cellaring will do good. Also now ready to drink.

Barbera
Jun19
Furtivo - Igt Toscana Rosato 2015

Querceto Di Castellina

Furtivo - Igt Toscana Rosato 2015

For me the honour to taste this Rosato from Sangiovese grapes. Only 2000 bottles made and I can say this is a real nice summerwine. Fresh strawberry fruit aromas. Bright red fruit flavors with a slight sweetness on a long finish.

Sangiovese
Jun18
Piancarda Rosso Conero 2013

Garofoli

Piancarda Rosso Conero 2013

right ruby red color. The bouquet is wide, and persistent, rich with hints of ripe fruit, among which the notes of plum, cherry and jammy overtones.  The palate is pleasantly soft, with pronounced but elegant tannins. Overall it is a fruity wine, warm and dry.

Montepulciano
Jun18
Malvasia Nera Limited Edition

Conte di Campiano

Malvasia Nera Limited Edition

This Malvasia Nera is made from 100% Malvasia grapes. The wine has a ruby ??red color with orange glare. In the nose it shows the aromas of red fruit and ripe black cherries. In the mouth an elegant wine with a warm and rich taste which is accompanied by soft tannins.

Malvasia
Jun18
Feteasca Regala 2014

Liliac

Feteasca Regala 2014

A young wine, crisp, full of freshness, with a yellowish-green. The initial aromas are floral notes combined with green fruit and grass. The taste is balanced, mineral, with acidity characteristic of the variety which is manifested by aromas of citrus and grapefruit. 

Fetească Regală
Jun17
Silvaner trocken 2014

Zwölberich

Silvaner trocken 2014

This Silvaner has a golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of flowers, ripe pear and plums. In the mouth you taste apricot, white peach, honey melon and a hint of pear. This biological wine from Germany fits great with aspergus and has a fresh taste with good acidity.

Silvaner
Jun17
Il Palei - D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico 2007

Villa a Sesta

Il Palei - D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico 2007

Ruby red color and garnet red border. The nose is fine and elegant, with red fruit (cherries, blackberries), spices, floral notes (violets) and cocoa and vanilla. Well balanced with finesse, ripe, nice tannins and softness. The finish is nice.

Sangiovese;
Jun16
Barbaresco Giacone 2013

Cascina Alberta

Barbaresco Giacone 2013

Deep garnet red color. Intense flavor of roses and violets. Spicy notes of black pepper, tobacco, liquiorice and leather.  Good tannin structur with a nice and long aftertaste. Really nice.

Nebbiolo
Jun16
Aix Rosé 2015

Saint Aix

Aix Rosé 2015

A fresh, dry, almost pale in color rosé with a very pleasant long finish. Here you can taste the Provence; berry fruit, plums, caramel and a bit spicy but very balanced taste, sun and maturity in a glass. Better than the 2014. 

cabarnet sauvignon; carigan;cinsault;garnacha
Jun15
Fiano di Avellino 2015

Militerni

Fiano di Avellino 2015

This Militerni, Il Fiano has a straw-colour with green hue. Nice aromas of elegant yellow melon, pear and granny smith apples. In the mouth it is fresh and persistent with good minerality and nice aftertaste.

Southern Italy;
Jun15
 I Diavoli Sangiovese 2014

Le Rocche Malatestina

I Diavoli Sangiovese 2014

Bright purple color, garnet hue. On the nose the wine smells of ripe cherries, subtle mineral notes and a hint of violets. The palate is gripping, very firm, fresh and meaty. 

Sangiovese;
Jun14
Unwooded Chardonnay 2014

Louisvale

Unwooded Chardonnay 2014

Yes. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. You do not often see reflected in a Chardonnay. It is, therefore, not a conventional Chardonnay. The color is bright and very light color with a golden touch. Beautiful aromas of berries, melon, citrus and tropical fruit.

pinot noir;chardonnay;unoaked
Jun13
PIASTRAIA Bolgheri Superiore doc 2010

Michele Satta

PIASTRAIA Bolgheri Superiore doc 2010

Intense nose with notes of red and black fruit, but also tobacco and leather. On the palate fine visible with a good balance between young fruit and the wood. Soft tannins in the finish.  30% cabernet sauvignon, 30% sangiovese, 20% merlot, 10%syrah, 10% teroldego

bolgheri;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah;Sangiovese
Jun11
Barbera d'Alba 2012

Collina Serragrilli

Barbera d'Alba 2012

Watching Formule 1 (Verstappen) with this very smooth barbera. Bright and garnet red color.  Rich and intense with a nice dose of fine and sharp fruity aromas. Warm soft and rich in acidity it is nicely balanced.

Jun11
Colli Piancentini Vittoria Sauvignon 2015

Castelli del Duca

Colli Piancentini Vittoria Sauvignon 2015

Bright yellow in the glass and a floral bouquet full of gooseberry, citrus aromas, white flowers and herbs.

Sauvignon;Sauvignon Blanc
Jun10
Saia 2011

Feudo Maccari

Saia 2011

Nice one! Aromas and flavors of dark and sour red cherries, spearmint, spice and oak. A velvety palate of lush, concentrated fruit balanced by a fine acidic underpinning and ripe, sweet tannins ends in a long finish.

Nero d'Avola
Jun10
Spätburgunder Weißherbst trocken 2015

Weingut im Zwölberich

Spätburgunder Weißherbst trocken 2015

This is a very nice rose from Germany. Salmon color. On the nose, violets and lavender, mandarin and raspberry. Its flavor raspberry, blueberry. Fine fruit and nice acidity.

Spätburgunder; Weißherbst; pinot noir
Jun9
Chardonnay Contessa Entellina La Fuga 2014

Donnafugata

Chardonnay Contessa Entellina La Fuga 2014

This wine form Sicily is not a typical Chardonnay. Pale straw color. On the nose aromas of pineapple, melon, apple and banana, enriched by floral aromatic of rosemary. Its fruity resources are confirmed on the palate, with the addition of a elegenat mineral context. Splendid wine, full-bodied, well balanced. This wine can be drink as aperetif but also with some food.

Chardonnay
Jun8
Greco di Tufo DOCG 2015

Cantine Militerni

Greco di Tufo DOCG 2015

his 100% Greco is hand-picked and has an allmist golden color. Great aromas of peaches, tropical fruit and notes of flowers, grass and herbs. The taste is balanced and persistent, with its hints of yellow fruit, also tropical and nuances of almond. Great summerwine. 8,5/10

Santa Paolina;Greco
Jun8
Solanera Vinas Viejas 2012

Bodegas Castaño

Solanera Vinas Viejas 2012

Deep garnet color with purple reflections. The nose develops aromas of ripe fruit compote and liquor, highlighted by notes of toffee. In the mouth a wine with character , but silky and beautifully complex and tannic structure. Nice roundness and a long finish.

Monastrell;Cabernet Sauvignon;Grenache
Jun7
Red Cuvée Lechinca 2014

Liliac

Red Cuvée Lechinca 2014

Very nice red one from Romania. Red-purple color. Initial aromas are very fruity a little sweet like blueberries and cherries and a bit spicy. Nice freshness on the palate combined with soft tannins, vanilla and cinnamon flavors.

Fetească Neagră;Merlot
Jun6
Quinta de Chocapalha 2011

Family Estate Red

Quinta de Chocapalha 2011

Syrah, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Castelão, Touriga Nacional Deep violet in color with a powerful bouquet of ripe black fruit, spice and roses. This red one from the region of Lissabon is elegant on the palate with soft tannins and vibrant acidity leading to a long and expressive finish.

Syrah;Tinta Roriz;Touriga Franca;Castelão;Touriga Nacional
Jun5
Podium Verdicchio Di Castelli 2013

Garofoli

Podium Verdicchio Di Castelli 2013

Light golden color. The nose is fine with  long sequence fruits, mineral notes, notes of almond and anise that alternate with great charm. The palate is robust, dynamic and deep. A small anise key and butter enrich the long finish.

Verdicchio
Jun5
Vinho Verde Branco

Marquette Escolha DOC

Vinho Verde Branco

This is a very nice summer wine. 11% and a nice floral aroma with tropical fruit nuances. On the palate is fruity with persistent tropical fruits, a small prickling, crunchy and fresh.

Alvarinho;Arinto;Avesso;Azal;Loureiro;Trajadura;Espadeiro;Padeiro;Vinhão
Jun4
Barolo D.O.C.G. 2011

Villadoria

Barolo D.O.C.G. 2011

Lots of charred, woodsy notes and some aromatic spice up front on the nose. Lean strawberry, cherry, and lavender underneath and on the palate, with some sandalwood. The acidity is present, but not pronounced and fine grained tannins carry through the mid-palate and the brief finish.

Nebbiolo
Jun3
Douro Red 2011

Churchill's

Douro Red 2011

Opaque, deep berry, pine and smoke fill the nostrils, full-bodied, quite juicy and dark, smoke, tobacco, blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee and sage fill in a complex and complete palate, very nice long finish.

Touriga Nacional;Touriga Franca;Tinta Roriz