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Sep1
Grüner Veltliner 'New Chapter' 2020
92

LenzMark

Grüner Veltliner 'New Chapter' 2020

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of green, yellow apple, citrus and tropical fruits like pineapple and guave with hints of spices, light flowers and grapefruit. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity, great sapidity and freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of stonefruit, wet stones and salty hints. Very drinkable and before you know it the bottle is empty. The finish has a medium(+) length finish.

Grüner Veltliner
Aug25
Maremma Toscana Mongrana 2016
90

Querciabella

Maremma Toscana Mongrana 2016

In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of sour cherries, blue berries and plums with hints of cedar, chocolate and lavender. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and fine tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with bonus notes of spices and earth. Very nice balanced with a rich medium(+) length finish. Great PQR for this wine with a price under 20 euros.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Aug24
Conte della Vipera
90

Antinori / Castello della Sala

Conte della Vipera

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of pear, green apple and pineapple with hints of blossom, kiwi and lemon. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of grapefruit, peach, citrus, fresh cut grass, green apple and laurel. The finish has a long and intense light almond finish.

Sauvignon Blanc;Sémillon
Aug20
Gavi dei Gavi Black Label 2020
89

La Scolca

Gavi dei Gavi Black Label 2020

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of lemon, apricot and green apple with hints of flowers, wet stones, straw and some grapefruit. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(++) acidity and freshness. Soft in the mouth with flavours that recognise the nose with a light medium length almond and honey finish.

Gavi
Aug19
Fabrizio Bianchi Sangioveso Grosso 2016
92

Castello di Monsanto

Fabrizio Bianchi Sangioveso Grosso 2016

In the glass an intense uby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, ripe plums and blackberries  with hints of young leather, fennel, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with crisp acidity and medium(+) tannins. Flavours of cherries, leather, black pepper, cedar with a beautiful complexity and lengthy finish. Will retry over five years.

Sangioveso Grosso
Aug18
Pinot Noir 2018
89

Paul Cluver Estate

Pinot Noir 2018

In the glass a bright rusty ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of raspberries, strawberry jam and red berries with hints of smoke, earth, chocolate, spices and cedar. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(-) silky tannins. After giving the wine some air flavours of red currants, cranberries, wet leaves and chocolate appear ending with a medium length final. Curious how this one will be over 3/5 years.

Pinot Noir
Aug16
Sotirio 2016
92

Podernuovo a Palazzone

Sotirio 2016

In the glass a bright ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and chocolate with hints of tobacco, cedar, flowers and balsamico. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acitiy and ripe well integrated tannins. Soft, elegant and round in the mouth with a light spicy medium(+) length finish.

Sangiovese
Aug15
Aplá dry rosé wine 2019
88

Oenops

Aplá dry rosé wine 2019

In the glass a bright copper - orange color. On the medium nose aromas of orangezest, strawberries and watermelon with hints of nectarine, jasmine and tomatoleafs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of lemon, nectarine, flowers, pear and apricot. Medium(+) length finish with peach and watermelon notes.

Xinomavro;Limniona;Mavroudi
Aug13
Siegelsberg GG Schlossabfühlung 2015
91

Weingut Schloss Reinhartshausen

Siegelsberg GG Schlossabfühlung 2015

In the glass a medium golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe yellow plums, yellow apple and citrus with hints of light cedar, smoke, pear, apricot and a whiff of petrol. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium(+) acidity and intense round mouthfeel with lime, flint, lychee, apricot, spices and some grapefruit hints. Nice medium (+) length aftertaste. Already tasty but can age for a long time.

Riesling
Aug12
Bourgogne a Meursault 2018
92

Henri Boillot

Bourgogne a Meursault 2018

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of lemonpeel, peach and yellow and green apples with hints of flint, light cedar, light butter and white blossom. On the palate dry, medium (+) bodied with medium (+) acidity and nice freshness. Medium(+) intensity in the mouth with crispy fruits, lime, green apple, flint and a medium(+) length finish.

Chardonnay
Aug11
Furia di Calafuria Rosato 2020
89

Tormaresca

Furia di Calafuria Rosato 2020

In the glass a bright medium pink color. On the medium nose aromas of grapefruit, peach and strawberries with hints of jasmin and pomegranate. On the palate dry, medium (+) bodied with medium acidiy and inviting freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length fruity finish.

Negroamaro;Syrah;Cabernet Franc
Aug9
The Chocolate Block 2012
90

Boekenhoutskloof

The Chocolate Block 2012

In the glass a dark inky purple color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe plums, raspberries and forest floor with hints of smoky meat, cedar, mint, cacao and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and medium well integrated tannins. Lots of black fruits, cacao, liquorice, vanilla and a long intense finish.  Very well balanced and lots and fruit. Can age more but it is enjoyable right now.

Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon;Grenache Noir;Cinsault;Viognier
Aug8
Musar red 2003
92

Chateau Musar

Musar red 2003

In the glass a brick red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, dried plums and cherries with hints of cedar, cigarbox, leather, vanilla, liquorice and dark chocolate. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(-) / soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carginan;Cinsault
Aug6
Malvasia Avangarde 2020
88

Tomaz wines

Malvasia Avangarde 2020

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden rim. On the medium nose aromas of stonefruit, orangezest and flowers with hints of citrus and elderflower. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of lemon, grapefruit, apricot, peach and ripe plums. Pleasant and balanced in the aftertaste. Fruit dominated and perfect with some sun.

Malvasia
Aug5
Selma de Nin Blanco 2017
92

Bodega Família Nin-Ortiz

Selma de Nin Blanco 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe apple, melon, oraangezest and pear with hints of black pepper, fennel, white flowers, tea, herbs, light cedar and a drop of honey. On the palate dry, full-bodied with nice freshness and medium(-) acidity. Light creamy and round mouthfeel (light salty) with flavours of orangezest, lime, yellow fruit, grapefruit, almonds and spices with a long mineral and light almond aftertaste. Needs some time to even get better.

Chenin Blanc;Marsanne;Roussanne;Parellada
Aug4
Albariño Rias Baixas 2018
88

Pazo Pondal

Albariño Rias Baixas 2018

In the glass a very bright citrus with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of apricots, ripe pear, melon and peach with hints of lemon and light brioche. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidiy and salty freshness. Round in the mouth with a medium length finish.

Albariño
Aug3
Ried Steinriegl Sauvignon Blanc 2019
90

Wohlmuth

Ried Steinriegl Sauvignon Blanc 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with silver edges. On the medium nose aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and white peach with hints of gooseberry, white pepper and flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidiy and mouthfilling light salty notes. Flavours of lychee, pineapple, white flowers with some white pepper and honey hints. Not an expressive SB but a very delicate example at the beginning of his career. Needs some developing time but worth stocking in the cellar.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul25
Ghé Barolo Riserva 2011
93

MauroSebaste

Ghé Barolo Riserva 2011

In the glass a pale garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of raspberries, cherries and tar with hints of rose petals, plums, earth, cedar, spices, leather and tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with great balance and still young vibrant tannin fundamental. Great to drink now (after decanting) but with some more years even better. Long lingering aftertaste.

Nebbiolo
Jul23
Rosenberg Pinot Gris 2018
90

Domaine Barmès-Buecher

Rosenberg Pinot Gris 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of pear, ripe citrus and peach with hints of smoke, tangarine and a drop of honey. On the palate dry (dry style Alsace), medium(+) bodied with medium fruity acidity and nice freshness. Light creamy flavours of lychee, white flowers, peach, apricot and honey in a nice mineral and complex medium length finish.

Pinot Gris
Jul22
Nicoleo 2019
89

Podernuovo a Palazzone

Nicoleo 2019

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of white peach, lime and yeast with hints of flowers, green apple, vegetables and a drop of honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with refreshing acidity and nice minerality. Flavours of grapefruit, passionfruit, fresh-cut grass, vanilla, peach and yeast hints. The finish has a medium length (light waxy) with fruit and almonds.

Grechetto;Chardonnay
Jul21
Riesling Hochäcker Erste ÖTW Lage Kremstal DAC Reserve
91

Proidl

Riesling Hochäcker Erste ÖTW Lage Kremstal DAC Reserve

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow plums, lemon and peach with hints of yeast, apple, honey and pineapple. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nicely integrated fruit. Light creamy and concentrated flavours that are a recall of the nose. Elegant and persistent finish. Great one!

Riesling
Jul20
3000 Rosas Rosé 2020
88

Casal Santa Maria

3000 Rosas Rosé 2020

In the glass a bright salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, apricot and cherries with hints of light cedar and flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and a nice freshness. Light creamy and round in the mouth with a fine texture. Flavours are a recall oth nose with a nice salinity in the medium length aftertaste.

Touriga Nacional;Syrah;Pinot Noir
Jul19
Grauburgunder trocken 'S' 2018
89

Weingut Emrich-Schönleber

Grauburgunder trocken 'S' 2018

In the glass a bright copper color with golden reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe pear, apricot and peach with hints of fine herbs, mango, hazelnut and meadow flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice juiciness. Lively in the mouth with flavours like yellow apple, citrus, ripe peach, yeast and some tropical fruits. Nice medium(+) length finish.

Pinot Gris
Jul16
Fixin 2005
89

Domaine Denis Mortet

Fixin 2005

In the glass a clear crimson red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and undergrowth wit hints of smoke, barnyard, coffee and caramel. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and tannins which had to wake up. Not very complex of difficult but very nice and round in the mouth with a medium(+) length finish.

Pinot Noir
Jul15
Blanc de Blancs 2016
89

Korak Winery

Blanc de Blancs 2016

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apples, lemon and chestnuts with hints of yeast, brioche and grapefruit. On the palate dry, medium bodied with great balance of fruit and yeast flavours. Rounded and lengthy aftertaste.

Chardonnay
Jul14
Piemme 2015
90

Fattoria Le Pupille

Piemme 2015

In the glass a deep golden amber color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of peach, melon and pineapple with notes of honey, nuts, almond and flowers. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with intense and rich mouthfeel. Light creamy with a long and intense finish.

Petit Manseng
Jul13
Les Brugueres D.O.Ca. Priorat – blanc 2007
91

Conreria d’Scala Dei

Les Brugueres D.O.Ca. Priorat – blanc 2007

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of apricot, marmelade and citrus with hints of hazelnuts, honey, white blossom and herbs. On the palate medium(++)bodied, complex and balanced, with soft light waxy mouthfeel. Still enough acidity with nice spices, melon, pears, honey and nuts on the palate. Nice medium(+) length finish.

Grenache blanc
Jul12
Volpolo 2018
89

Podere Sapaio

Volpolo 2018

In the glass a deep purple red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and forest fruit with hints of cedar, liquorice, violets and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium not disturbing tannins. Round and soft in the mouth with dark and red fruit, earth, cedar, black pepper, tobacco and herbs. Nice medium(+) length. Lots of wine for this price.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Jul11
Sul Vulcano Etna Rosato Doc 2020
89

Donnafugata

Sul Vulcano Etna Rosato Doc 2020

In the glass a light salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, orangezest, grapefruit and raspberries with hints of white flowers and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of strawberries, sour cherries, white pepper, citrus, mint, almond and peach. Nice minerality and mouthfeel with a pleasant medium length finish.

Nerello Mascalese
Jul9
Toscana 2008
93

Monteverro

Toscana 2008

In the glas a deep dark red color. Almost black. On the medium+ nose aromas of raspberries, blackberries and plums with hints of leather, figs, tobacco, rosemary, graphite and balsamico. On the palate dry, full-bodied with beautiful layers. Warm and round mouthfeel with medium acidity and medium fine grained tannins. Nicely balanced with a recall of the nose with hints of dark fruit, spices and herbs in the long and velvet finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Jul8
Mosconi Barolo 2012
91

Rocca Giovanni

Mosconi Barolo 2012

In the glass a pale ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of cherries, tart berries and rose petals with hints of leather, tobacco, truffle, black tea, moccha and brett. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and well integrated medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of cedar, vanilla and chocolate with a medium(+) length finish. Still potential for aging this classic Barolo.

Nebbiolo
Jul6
Campo Affamato Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc 2018
89

Inalto

Campo Affamato Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc 2018

In the glass an intense dark ruby red color. On the medium(+)nose aromas of sour cherries, plums and cedar with hints of spices, violets, tar and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length salty and chocolate finish.

Montepulciano
Jul5
Saint Estèphe 2018
90

Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe 2018

In the glass a deep dark purple color. On the medium(+) nose aroms of blackberries, raspberries, cherries and cassis with hints of leather, cedar, herbs and mint. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium round tannins and medium acidity. Nice round in the mouth with a lovely silky texture. Nice balanced with dark fruit, spices, herbs and chocolate and a medium(+) length choclate and salty finish.

Cabernet sauvignon;Merlot;Petit verdot
Jul3
Bricco Barone Nebbiolo d'Alba 2015
90

Marziano Abbona

Bricco Barone Nebbiolo d'Alba 2015

In the glass a clear bright red colour with a light brownish rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas of plums, dark cherries and roses with hints of leather, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium (+) bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Nice round medium(+) length liquorice finish.

Nebbiolo
Jul2
de Batea 2015
90

Lafou Celler

de Batea 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of berries, red currants and pie cherries with hints of tobacco, spices, chocolate, balsamico, black olives and cedar. On the palate, dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Good interplay with the higher acidity and the sweetness of the Garnacha. Young but strctured with a medium(+) length finish.

Garnacha Tinta;Samsó (Carignan)
Jun30
Barolo Pisapola 2011
90

Ascheri

Barolo Pisapola 2011

In the glass a bright ruby red color with brown edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of plums, cherries and tea with hints of mushrooms, earth, leather and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with still medium(+) acidity and fine grained pleasant tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length finish.

Nebbiolo
Jun29
600 Blanc de Blancs Pas Dosé 2014
90

Cantina Kurtatsch

600 Blanc de Blancs Pas Dosé 2014

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. Mousse is fine with a dense perlage. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, pear, pineapple and some peach with hints of citrus, pastry and brioche. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidty and nice freshness. Light creamy and concentrated with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Nice long and persistent finish. 

Chardonnay
Jun28
“Exultet” Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2019
91

Quintodecimo

“Exultet” Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of white peach, lemon and tropical fruit notes with hints of white flowers, hazelnut, honey and some light smoke. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and great freshness. Flavours of green apple, lemonzest, lychee and nice mineral backbone in a cripsy medium(+)light salty length finish. Upperclass Fiano.

Fiano
Jun26
Riserva RNA Brut 2004
92

Villa Franciacorta

Riserva RNA Brut 2004

Blend of 78% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Noir. Extremely refined bubble due to a second fermentation of five years in the bottle. Powerful and intense bouquet of roasted hazelnut, baked apples, raisins and bread crust with floral accents. Very dry and clean in the mouth. Powerful, lots of structure, perfect balance and a full taste.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Jun25
Il Picchio Gran Selezione (Chianti Classico) 2017
90

Castello di Querceto

Il Picchio Gran Selezione (Chianti Classico) 2017

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blueberries, plumd and black cherries with hints of underbrush, leather, pepper and leather hints. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium fine grained tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra notes of toasted nuts, chocolate, espresso, earth and ripe prunes. The finish has a fleshy, light bitter medium(+) length with lots of power. 

Sangiovese;Canaiolo;Colorino
Jun24
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2011
91

Panizzi

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2011

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of baked apple, pear, grapefruit and citrus with hints of vanilla, hazelnut, butterscotch, honey and caramel hints. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and light fatiness in the mouth. Concentrated and balanced with a persistent finish showing exotic fruits and minerality. Already nice but with more time the oak will be even better integrated.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Jun23
Amphiarao Toscana Rosso IGT 2018
91

Castello Vicchiomaggio

Amphiarao Toscana Rosso IGT 2018

In the glass a deep and intense ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of raspberries, blackberries and cherry compote with hints of black pepper, balsamico, rosemary and cloves. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with good acidity and fresnhess. Fruit forward with ripe fruit like cherries and raspberries, round in the mouth and a long lingering finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot;Sangiovese
Jun18
Colli di Salerno Rosso 2002
93

Montevetrano

Colli di Salerno Rosso 2002

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the mediun(+) nose aromas of blackberries, dark plums and black currants with hints of leather, graphite, musk, smoke and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and nicely integrated medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice long chocolate aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Aglianico
Jun17
Soave Superiore Classico Tufaie 2019
88

Bolla

Soave Superiore Classico Tufaie 2019

In the glass a straw yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of peach, citrus and melon with hints of herbs, vanilla, white flowers, almond and honey notes. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Fresh, soft and round in the mouth with the typical almond taste in the medium(+) length finish.

Garganega;Trebbiano di Soave
Jun16
Nit de Nin Mas d'en Caçador 2015
94

Celler Família Nin Ortiz

Nit de Nin Mas d'en Caçador 2015

In the glass a deep purple red color - almost black. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of blackberries, cassis and roses with hints of black pepper, eucalyptus, laurel and balsamico. On the palate dry, full bodied with vibrant acidity and medium(+) ripe and fine tannins. Nicely layered, well balanced and with great complexity. Smooth, round and concentrated in the mouth. The finish has a medium(++) intensity. Already great but will be better and better.

Garnacha negra;Garnacha peluda;Cariñena
Jun15
Toscana Rosato IGT “JeT” 2020
89

Castello di Montepò, Jacopo Biondi Santi

Toscana Rosato IGT “JeT” 2020

In the glass a pale pink color with copper reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of strawberries, raspberries and peach with hints of white flowers, spices, grapefruit and herbs. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Nicely balanced and with a spicy medium(+) length finish.

Sangiovese Rosato
Jun9
Sauvignon Blanc 2018
89

Jermann

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of citrus, green apples, apricot and peach with hints of toast, green herbs and a whiff of fresh cut grass. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity with a soft round mouthfeel. Flavours of grapefruit, peach, lime, white pepper and stones. Medium(+) length finish with peach and some salty hints.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jun7
Pinot Gris 2019
89

Domein de Wijngaardsberg

Pinot Gris 2019

In the glass a light pink / copper color (skin soaking) On the medium nose aromas of apricot, citrus and pear with hints of orangepeel and nutty hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a nice interplay between the acids and the light residual sweetness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice round mouthfeel. Very curious how it will be after some aging.

Pinot Gris
Jun4
Ruppertsberger Hoheburg Riesling 2003
90

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf

Ruppertsberger Hoheburg Riesling 2003

In the glass a deep golden / copper color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of orangezest, light citrus and ripe peach with hints of honey, quince jam and smoked petrol. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and a medium length finish. Still compact and alive after all these years.

Riesling
Jun3
Porrera vi de Vila de Vall Llach 2016
92

Celler Vall Llach

Porrera vi de Vila de Vall Llach 2016

In the glass a deep inky red / black color. On the medium(+) notes aromas of black fruits like plums, blackberries and ripe black currants with hints of earth, chocolate, vanilla and vegetable hints. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins and high alcohol (not disturbing). Lots of dark and red concentrated fruit in the mouth with hints of spices, leather and toast. I guess after some more time aging it will gain more complexity and depth.

Cariñena;Garnatxa
Jun2
L'Hydropathe Rosé 2020
89

Domaine des Diables

L'Hydropathe Rosé 2020

In the glass a clear salmon pink color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of grapefruit, raspberries and potpourri flowers with hints of strawberries and pear. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with nice interplay between acidity and light sweetness of the fruit. A nice citrus hint in the medium length finish.

Syrah;Grenache
May31
Dellchen Riesling GG 2014
93

Dönnhoff

Dellchen Riesling GG 2014

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of green apple, grapefruit and ripe peach with hints of honey, lemon and nutty hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Great balance and complexity with a beautiful round mouthfeel. Every sip makes you want to finish the whole bottle. 

Riesling
May28
Ribolla Gialla 2019
87

Le Vigne di Zamò

Ribolla Gialla 2019

In the glass a bright copper yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of baked appple, pear, citrus and some white peach with hints of beeswax, dried flowers and light butter. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Nicely balanced with a good sapidity and freshness and a medium length finish.

Ribolla Gialla
May27
Planots Priorat 2014
95

Celler Cal Pla

Planots Priorat 2014

In the glass a deep red color with purple edges. On  the medium(++) amazing nose delicate aromas of dark fruit like black cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of well integrated cedar, vanilla, truffle, tar and chocolate hints. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Great round, complex and concentrated mouthfeel with a recall of the nose with extra flavours like liquorice, mint and graphite. Already very tasty and drinkable but will enough potential.

Grenache;Carignan
May21
Poggio alle Nane 2018
91

Le Mortelle / Marchesi Antinori

Poggio alle Nane 2018

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blueberries, blackberries and black currants with hints of chocolate, roses, cedar, eucalyptus and fruit liquorice. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) fine grained tannins. Still a bit "green" (young) but with great potential. Warm, round and concentrated mouthfeel with nice complexity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a long and persistent finish.

Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Carménère
May20
Dall'Isola Campania Bianco 2018
90

Joaquin

Dall'Isola Campania Bianco 2018

In the glass an intense straw yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of white peach, citrus and ripe apple with hints of cedar, orangepeel, hay and salty notes. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and excellent freshness. Round, warm and juicy with great balance. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice fresh medium(+) length finish.

Greco;Falanghina;Biancolella
May19
Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico 2017
90

Inama

Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color with straw yellow reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe peaches, yellow apple and light cedar with hints of almonds, vanilla, honey and dried flowers. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Powerful but elegant with a nice round mouthfeel which are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) light bitter length finish.

Garganega
May18
Folgóre San Gimignano Rosso DOC 2015
91

Panizzi

Folgóre San Gimignano Rosso DOC 2015

In the glass a bright ruby red color with purple edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of plums, red currants and blackberries with hints of vanilla, tobacco, spices, young leather and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) ripe smooth tannins. Round and balanced mouthfeel with flavours that are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) smooth fruity finish.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
May16
Das weiße Mammut Reserve 2017
90

Forstreiter

Das weiße Mammut Reserve 2017

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe apple, lemon and honey with hints of orange, vanilla, cedar and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Round and light creamy flavours of white fruit, caramel, pineapple, white pepper and citrus. Still young but very nice already.

Grüner Veltliner
May15
Brunello di Montalcino 2013
92

Caprili

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium(+) aromas of dark cherries, plums and young leather with hints of cedar, earth, violets, balsamico and vanilla. On the palate medium(++) bodied with a fine medium acidity and round tannins. Nicely balanced with vivid flavours of cherries, spices, black currants, cranberries and vanilla.

Sangiovese
May14
Lenz Riesling 2019
89

Weingut Emrich-Schönleber

Lenz Riesling 2019

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of white peach, lemon peel, apple, apricot and stony hints. On the palate medium bodied with a beautiful interplay between the crispy acidity and a pinch of sweetness. Good volume and length with a good potential. Flavours of lemon, lemon peel, pineapple, green apple and some honey.

Riesling
May13
The Prisoner 2015 Red
87

Prisoner Wine Co.

The Prisoner 2015 Red

In the glass a deep On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and raspberries with hints of chocolate, tobacco, vanilla and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Thick, rich and for mee too yammy with a recall of the nose. Lots of fruit and chocolate in the medium(+) length finish.

Zinfandel;Cabernet Sauvignon;Petite Sirah;Syrah;Charbono
May12
Rose 2020
89

AIX

Rose 2020

In the glass a pale salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and peach with hints of grapefruit, spices, watermelon, anise, herbs and citrus tones. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of red currants, strawberries, peach, orangepeel with a nice lengthy and balanced fresh finish.

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah
May10
Rubino 2017
89

Bulichella

Rubino 2017

In the glass an intense ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, red berries and flowers with hints of cedar, violets, light tobacco and cinnamon. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a warm  and balanced round medium(+) aftertaste.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
May9
Vermentino di Sardegna 2019
89

Antonella Corda

Vermentino di Sardegna 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of lemon, melon, peach and grapefruit with hints of hers, blossom and almond hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with sharp medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. The taste, in excellent correspondence with the nose shows extra flavours of tropical fruits, chalk, green apple and salty notes. Medium(+) length almond finish.

Vermentino
May8
Titolo 2015
90

Elena Fucci

Titolo 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas of plums syrup, sweet black cherries and spices with hints of dried flowers, herbs, liquorice and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Warm and round mouthfeel with  ripe cherries, plums, herbs, spices and cigar box. Well structured with a long balsamico finish. Opened at the start of it's drinking window but can age some more years easily.

Aglianico
May7
Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2019
89

Fattoria Le Pupille

Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of citrus, apple and pear with hints of tropical fruit, blossom, honey and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Fresh and round in the mouth with a medium length finish.

Sauvignon blanc;Petit Manseng;Traminer;Semillon
May6
Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2010
92

Gaja

Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a deep ruby red color with brick edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, ripe red fruit and vanilla with hints of cedar, chocolate, graphite, forest floor and leather. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and round polished tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose and supplemented with spices, caramel and dried herbs. Nice long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
May5
Sagitta Barbera del Monferrato Superiore 2016
87

Uvamatris

Sagitta Barbera del Monferrato Superiore 2016

In the glass a deep purple color. On the medium nose you can find aromas of plums, dried strawberries and blueberries with hints of lavender, dried herbs and blackberry jam. On the palate dry, medium bodied with ripe soft tannins and medium(+) acidity. Round mouthfeel in this easy going red with a medium length finish.

Barbera
May4
Albariño de Fefiñanes 2019
90

Bodegas Fefiñanes

Albariño de Fefiñanes 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, pineapple and lemon with hints of elderflower and almond. On the palate dry, medium bodied with good acidity and freshness. Flavours of lemon, melon, grapefruit and apple with nice almond finish.

Albariño
May3
Suisassi Syrah 2006
93

Duemani

Suisassi Syrah 2006

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blueberries, dark plums and liquorice with hints of tobacco, smoke, new leather, spices and meaty tones. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and velvet round tannins. Flavours of dark cherries, cacao, plums, dried berries and cloves in a beautifull balanced and intense aftertaste.

Syrah
Apr29
Veneroso 2016
90

Tenuta di Ghizzano

Veneroso 2016

In the glass a medium(+) ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cassis, blackberries and dark cherries with hints of cedar, spices, liquorice, tomato leafs, earth and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and ripe medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium length finish.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr28
Val d'Arno di Sopra Torrione 2018
90

Petrolo

Val d'Arno di Sopra Torrione 2018

In the glass this red shows a medium(+) ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blue- and blackberries, ripe cherries and pums with hints of smoke, spices, new leather, black olives and cedar tones. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with fine grained medium(+) tannins and a lively acidity. The palate shows the same flavours as on the nose with great energy and a long delicious finish.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr26
Chablis 'Rive Droite' 2018
88

Domaine Testut

Chablis 'Rive Droite' 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of pear, lemonzest and chalky hints with hints of flint and toast. On the palate dry, medium bodied with with medium acidity and round mouthfeel. Nice medium length mineral aftertaste.

Chardonnay
Apr22
Sauvignon Blanc ' Te Muna' 2019
88

Craggy Range

Sauvignon Blanc ' Te Muna' 2019

In the glass a pale citrus yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of passion fruit, citrus and peach with hints of grass, white flowers, white pepper and mango. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of lychee, pineapple, pear, almond, boxwood and a nice medium(+) length finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Apr21
Indaco 2016
92

Tenuta Sette Cieli

Indaco 2016

In the glass a deep blackisch ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromad of dark cherries, currants and blackberries with hints of forest fruit, cedar, figs, tobacco and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium(+) acidity and ripe medium(+) tannins, Nicely balanced with great structure showing flavours of black currants, dark brooding cherries, liquorice and pepper with a beautifull long aftertaste. Still young. Waiting will be rewarded. Great potential.

Malbec;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Apr20
Garnatxa Blanca do Organic 'La Serra Blanc' 2018
90

Herència Altés

Garnatxa Blanca do Organic 'La Serra Blanc' 2018

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of stonefruit, melon, yellow apple and pear with hints of smoke, white blossom, honey, nuts and light cedar. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and high alcohol. Nicely balanced with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Concentrated flavours but also refreshing with a light bitter medium(+) aftertaste.

Garnatxa Blanca
Apr19
Alte Reben Riesling 2018
89

Van Volxem

Alte Reben Riesling 2018

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of citrus, white peach and apricot with hints of herbs, green apple, honey and a swif of petrol. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and smooth mouthfeel. Flavours of apple, grapefruit, citrus, iron, light vanilla. The finish has a medium length.

Riesling
Apr18
Evoè bianco IGT 2016
89

Panizzi

Evoè bianco IGT 2016

In the glass a medium(+) intense golden color with amber reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of orange peel, citrus zest and honey with hints of herbs, flowers, mirabelle, light cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity. Good structure and balance with concentrated flavours of orange peel, cedar, citrus and light butter tones. Very rich in taste but also easy to drink.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Apr15
Villa Donoratico Bolgheri 2018
90

Tenuta Argentiera

Villa Donoratico Bolgheri 2018

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark berries, black currants and dark plums with hints of spices, smoke, rosemary, light leather, earth and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and smooth and ripe tannins. Balanced and concentrated with flavours of cassis, blackberries, plums, balsamico, tobacco and eucalyptus in the medium(+) length finish. Very well done.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Apr13
“Stegher” Chardonnay Riserva Alto Adige DOC 2018
90

Kellerei Bozen

“Stegher” Chardonnay Riserva Alto Adige DOC 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of citrus, mango and white peach with hints of flowers, apricot, herbs and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Powerful but elegant in the mouth with white fruits, vanilla, nuts and honey melon. Light buttery but fresh medium(+) length finish. This will be perfect after 1, 2 years in the bottle.

Chardonnay
Apr12
Kyra Peregrino
89

Bodegas Gordonzello

Kyra Peregrino

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium(+) nose ripe lime, pineapple and white flowers with hints of figs and oarangezest. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and smooth mouthfeel. Round in the mouth with a recall of the nose and a light toasted medium length finish.

Albariño
Apr11
Rosso Conero La Gattara 2012
90

San Lorenzo

Rosso Conero La Gattara 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark ripe cherries, prunes and blackberries with hints of spices, liquorice, cedar, coffee and light tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium ripe tannins. Round and warm mouthfeel with a medium(+) length finish.

Montepulciano;Sangiovese
Apr10
Yiron Upper Galilee 2017
89

Galil Mountain Winery

Yiron Upper Galilee 2017

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cassis, blackberries and plum jam with hints of liquorice, cloves, black pepper, anise and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and round tannins. Light sweetness at the palate which makes it easy and round but not too yammy. Fruit forward in the medium(+) length finish. A bit high in alcohol.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah:Petit Verdot
Apr9
Planetes De Nin Blanc 2019
91

Bodega Família Nin Ortiz

Planetes De Nin Blanc 2019

In the glass a very bright citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe yellow apple, orange peel and citrus with hints of yeast, herbs, white flowers and hazelnut. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acity and nice freshness. Complex and balanced with flavours that are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length finish.

Cariñena Blanca
Apr7
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
89

Torre Terza

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a dark rub red color with brownish edge. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe plums, dark cerries and raisins with hints of earth, leather and coffee. On the palate medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with cherries, dried prune, leather and ceder. The finish has a medium(+) length finish.

Sangiovese
Apr6
Barbera d'Alba Granera Alta 2016
89

Cascina Chicco

Barbera d'Alba Granera Alta 2016

In the glass a intense ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of blueberries, black cherries and raspberries with hints of cedar, spices, rosemary and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium smooth tannins. Flavours of red currants, black cherries, violets and spices with a medium length and elegant and rich finish.

Barbera
Apr4
Chianti Classico 2016
90

Poggio al Sole

Chianti Classico 2016

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose of sour cherries, raspberries and violets with hints of earth, spices, cedar and young leather. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length finish. Already great but with even more potential.

Sangiovese;Canaiolo;Merlot
Apr2
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto 'Il Poggio' 2016
92

Castello di Monsanto

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto 'Il Poggio' 2016

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black cherries, ripe raspberries and black currants with hints of balsamico, violets, spices, earth and cedar. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(++) ripe tannins. Well balanced and complex with flavours that are a recall of the nose accompanied with tobacco, flowers and spices. A beautiful long lingering finish. Can only get better and with great potential in 5/10 years.

Sangiovese;Canaiolo;Colorino
Apr1
Etna Rosso DOC “Trimarchisa” 2016
90

Tornatore

Etna Rosso DOC “Trimarchisa” 2016

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cherries, raspberries and flowers with hints of vanilla, earth, cedar and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and tannins. Fresh and soft in the mouth with a good concentration of the fruit accompanied with flavours of tobacco, cedar abd smoke. Nice medium(+) beautiful length fresh finish.

Nerello Mascalese;Nerello Cappuccio
Mar31
Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl VT 2005
91

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl VT 2005

In the glass deep dark amber color with copper reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe mature apple, peach confiture and honey with hints of dried apricots, figs, black tea, spices and caramel. On the palate medium dry / sweet with a great interplay between the acidity and the sweetness that are still present. A wine with a great length and balance.

Pinot Gris
Mar30
Fugue de Nénin Pomerol Bordeaux 2015
91

Château Nénin

Fugue de Nénin Pomerol Bordeaux 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of plums, prunes and spices with hints of cedar, chocolate, vanilla and violet hints. On the palate dry, full bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours like raspberries, black currants, tobacco, cinnamon and cedar with a nice lengthy (medium+) fisnih.

Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Mar29
San Giovanni della Sala Orvieto Classico Superiore 2019
89

Antinori

San Giovanni della Sala Orvieto Classico Superiore 2019

In the glass a light citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas off citrus, apricot and passionfruit with hints of white flowers and peach. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Good structure and balance with flavours that ara a recall of the nose. Pleasant and lively aftertaste.

Grechetto;Procanico;Pinot Bianco;Viognier
Mar27
Lagrein
90

Rottensteiner

Lagrein "Select" Gries Riserva 2015

In the glass a deep dark rub red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of red berries, dark cherries and vegetables with hints of earth, liquorice, leather, smoke and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acitiy and well integrated medium tannins. Complex and balanced with a lovely round mouthfeel and a long and pleasant finish.

Lagrein
Mar26
Gherardino Riserva 2016
89

Vignamaggio

Gherardino Riserva 2016

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of blueberries, black cherries and prunes with hints of spices, herbs, tobacco, almonds and anise. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied  with medium(+) acidity and chalky tannins (suggestion: first decant the wine for 1 hour and the tannins soften) Flavours are a recall of the nose with cherries, cedar, vanilla, almonds and spices. Some flowers and cherries in the medium finish.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Mar24
Trebbiano - I.G.T. 2019
90

Capezzana

Trebbiano - I.G.T. 2019

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium nose aromas of lemonpeel, mandarin and yellow apple with hints of herbs, acacia, almonds and light buttter and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose, nicely balanced and with a medium(+) length finish

Trebbiano
Mar23
Rouge 2014
90

Château Thénac

Rouge 2014

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cranberries, wild strawberries, blackberries and cloves with hints of coffee, cedar, chocolate and menthol.On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours of plums, dark cherries, sweet cedar, vanilla and cinnamon. The finish ends with coffee and cacao with a medium(+) length.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Mar22
Curriculum Vitae Douro 2005
91

Van Zellers & Co

Curriculum Vitae Douro 2005

In the glass a deep inky garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, cherries and earth with hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, mushrooms and vanilla hints. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and medium well integrated tannins. Full and round mouthfeel with flavours of ripe dark fruits, black pepper, earth and chocolate and a persistent black cherry finish.

Rufete;Tinta Amarela;Donzelinho Tinto;Tinta Francisca;Sousão;Touriga Franca;Tinta Roriz;Touriga Nacional
Mar21
Keir IGT Toscana Ansonica 2019
90

Tua Rita

Keir IGT Toscana Ansonica 2019

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of lemon zest, tropical fruits and yellow apple with hints of smoke, honey, spices, herbs and broom. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with nice acidity, freshness and complexity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length finish. Very nice first vintage of this special white wine.

Ansonica
Mar20
Valpolicella Superiore DOP
92

Dal Forno Romano

Valpolicella Superiore DOP " Monte Lodoletta" 2012

In the glass a deep dark inky color with garnet hues on the rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas of chocolate, tobacco, raspberry and smoke - quite perfumed and the longer it was in the glass, the better it seemed. Quite powerful palate, with intensity and fruit weight balanced against fairly bold tannins. Very good length. Extremely good anyway. +10 years. Still a baby.

Corvina;Rondinella;Croatina;Oseleta
Mar19
Cepparello Red 2003
93

Isole e Olena

Cepparello Red 2003

In the glass a bright ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe red currants, dried berries and cherries with hints of leather, tobacco, earth and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Perfect in balance showing flavours that are a recall of the nose. Long and persistent finish.

Sangiovese
Mar18
La Paul Rioja 2017
90

Bodegas Pujanza

La Paul Rioja 2017

In the glass a deep and clean ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe red cherries, raspberries and blackberry compote with hints of spices, cedar, licorice and wet stones. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice ripe tannins. Nice freshness and balance with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Lots of fruit and cacao in the persistent finish.

Tempranillo
Mar17
Amarone della Valpolicella 2016
89

La Giuva

Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

In the glass a deep purple color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dried cherries, ripe red cherries and cloves with hints of toasted cedar. chocolate and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and smooth tannins. Full and round mouthfeel with flavours like black cherries, dark chocolate, prunes and coffee. Not yammy but with enough freshness.

Corvina;Corvinone;Rondinella;Oseleta-Croatina
Mar16
Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
90

Rivetto

Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

In the glass a bright cherry ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of red berries, cassis and raspberries with hints of smoke, violets, sweet spices, tobacco and cedar. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and well integrated tannins. Elegant flavours of cherries, raspberries with spices and cedar. Easy drinking with a persistent finish.

Nebbiolo;Barbera
Mar15
Gloria 2009
93

Reynolds Wine Growers

Gloria 2009

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose raspberries, red plums and dark berries with hints of cedar, coffee, tobacco, balsamico, meat, spices and herbs. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Great complex structure with nice round mouthfeel. Not yammy or sweet but elegant and fresh with dark cherries, plums, chocolate, spices, earth and balsamico hints. Wonderful and long finish. A real food wine which can age for an extra 10/15 years. Only 5.000 bottles produced. Lucky to taste one of them!

Alicante Bouschet;Trincadeira
Mar14
Carnasciale 2008
92

Podere Il Carnasciale

Carnasciale 2008

In the glass a deep and intense ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and sweet spices with well integrated hints of licorice, mint, mushrooms and game notes. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium tannins. Concentrated with smooth and round mouthfeel. Beautiful and long finish.

Caberlot
Mar13
Riesling Brut 2017
88

Reichsrat Von Buhl

Riesling Brut 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. The mousse is fine with a fine persistent bubble. On the medium nose aromas of green apple, sun-dried fruit, peach and flowers with hints of lemon zest, toast and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice balance and freshness. Flavours of pear, lemon, light butter and brioche with grapefruit hints. Very nice crispy Riesling sparkling.

Riesling
Mar12
Paul Sauer 2016 Magnum
91

Kanonkop

Paul Sauer 2016 Magnum

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black currants, black cherries and plums with hints of spices, eucalyptus, red paprika, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and ripe medium(+) tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra blackberries and a long spicy finish. Still very young - would revisit in 5 years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot
Mar10
Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz 2018
91

Bodega Miguel Merino

Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz 2018

A beautiful Bourgone bottle. In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet tones. On the medium(+) nose ripe black cherries, blackberries and raspberries with hints of laurel, herbs, tobacco, coffee and spices. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium ripe tannins. Fresh and spicy flavours of plums and blackberries with hints of black pepper, earth, cedar and herbs. Not overoaked but very elegant use of wood. The finish has a medium(+) length. A value for money wine and when you wait some more years i twill be rewarded.

Mazuelo
Mar9
Clare Valley, The McRae Wood, Shiraz 2012
91

Jim Barry

Clare Valley, The McRae Wood, Shiraz 2012

In the glass a deep purple color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black cherries, black currants and smoky cassis with hints of sweet vanilla oak, chocolate and cigar box. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Finish is nice and long with smoke, tobacco and eucalyptus. Very nice.

Shiraz
Mar7
Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2020
88

Panizzi

Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2020

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of peach, lemon, yellow apple and pear with hints of blossom, almonds and nuts. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Nice summer wine. Easy going but delicate to sip in the sun and with a medium length finish.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano;Manzoni;Trebbiano
Mar6
Clos Mogador Priorat 2010
93

Clos Mogador

Clos Mogador Priorat 2010

In the glass a deep purple red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackcurrants, cherries and berries with well integrated hints of forest floor, herbs, balsamico, espresso, cedar, vanilla, laurel and leather. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and velvet medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a beautiful complex and elegant long aftertaste. Top!

Grenache;Carignan;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Mar5
Zabura (Friulano) 2019
86

Skok

Zabura (Friulano) 2019

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of lime, peach and white flowers with hints of green tea, almonds, honey and mediterranean herbs. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of tropical fruits. The finish has a light almond medium length.

Friulano
Mar4
Poggio de’Colli Cabernet Franc Toscana 2010
92

Piaggia

Poggio de’Colli Cabernet Franc Toscana 2010

In the glass a deep dark garnet red color with brownish rim. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, berries and plums with hints of wet ground, cedar, mushrooms, chocolate, spices and animal hints. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and fine (ripe) and well integrated hints. Very well balanced, soft in the mouth and for me opened at the right moment. A long and smoky spicy finish. Very well done.

Cabernet Franc
Mar3
Vignarionda Barolo Riserva 2009
92

Anselma Giacomo

Vignarionda Barolo Riserva 2009

In the glass a garnet red color with light brick red edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, dried roses and plums with hints of raisins, cedar and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) finish with light bitterness and spices in the finish.

Nebbiolo
Mar2
Riesling Vom Kalkstein Trocken 2019
90

Wittmann

Riesling Vom Kalkstein Trocken 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium(++) nose peach, citrus, grapefruit and pear with hints of white flowers, thyme and apricot. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Very clear, pure and intense with a beautiful minerality. Flavours of citrus, pear, melon, salty orange zest in a very precise Riesling. Amazing Gutswein with a beautifull lengthy finish.

Riesling
Mar1
Cuvee Forever 2015
92

K+K Kirnbauer

Cuvee Forever 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromad of ripe blackberries, black cherries and plums with hints of chocolate, herbs, sweet spices and smoke. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) sweet tannins and medium acidity. Nnicely balanced with flavours of cassis, berry jam, cedar and choclate and a nice long final. This wine will even get better within 5/10 years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Feb27
Brunello di Montalcino 1982
93

Casanova di Neri

Brunello di Montalcino 1982

In the glass a transparent ruby red color with light brownish rim. On the medium(+) nose of black cherries, mushrooms , leather, forest floor and cedar. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and soft well integrated tannins. After all these years still alive and kicking. Beautiful!

Sangiovese
Feb26
MMM 2019
89

Bodegas Casa Rojo

MMM 2019

In the glass a clear and dark garnet red color. On the medium(++) nose aromas of black cherries, plums and ripe forest berries with hints of cinnamon, cloves, balsamico, spices, dark chocolate, sweet toast  and anise. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and tannins. A bit on the greenish side (fruit) with meaty, smokey hints. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length chocolate aftertaste.

Monastrell
Feb25
Tignanello 2011
92

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello 2011

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cranberries, dark cherries and plums with hints of dark chocolate, smoke, tobacco and baking spice. On the palate dry, full bodied with medium acidity and medium tannins. Very elegant with a great mouthfeel calling flavours of cassis, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, mushrooms and chocolate. Smooth and long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Feb24
Barrique Pinot Noir 2018
90

Domaine Madame Aly Duhr

Barrique Pinot Noir 2018

In the glass transculent darker color then the usual Pinot Noir color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, plums and smoke with hints of cedar, tobacco and young leather. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and medium tanninis. Flavours of black cherries, juniper, tobacco, vanilla and smoke with a medium(+) length white pepper finish. I would stock some of these.

Pinot Noir
Feb23
Greel Sauvignon Blanc Riserva 2018
89

Kellerei Bozen

Greel Sauvignon Blanc Riserva 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromad of gooseberries, peach and lemon with hints of herbs, white flowers and cedar hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Very elegant Sauvignon Blanc example with refinement and a medium length citrus and tropical fruit finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Feb22
Selecció Blanco 2016
90

Edetària

Selecció Blanco 2016

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of peach, pineapple and orangezest with hints of almond, nuts, butter and spicy vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Round mouthfeel with a nice spicy almond finish. Don't drink too cold. A bit warmed up makes shows more complexity.

Garnacha Blanca
Feb20
Premier Cru Brut
90

Frerejean Frères

Premier Cru Brut

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. The mousse is fine and persistent. On the medium nose aromas of pineapple, peach and pear with hints of toast, honey and almonds. On the palate dry, easy going and elegant with nice freshness. In the pleasant aftertaste citrus, cream and apple. Very nice!

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Feb19
The Blue Lady Stellenbosch 2015
91

Warwick Estate

The Blue Lady Stellenbosch 2015

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and cassis with hints of forest floor, smoky tobacco, sweet cedar spices and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-boied with medium(+) acidity and medium ripe tannins. Round mouthfeel with flavours that are a recall of the nose with extra hints of coffee, flowers and vanilla in the medium(+) finish. Already very tasty but even better in a few years.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb18
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
93

Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a deep ruby red color - light transparent. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of dark plums, blackberries and dark cherries with hints of leather, spices, cigarbox, cedar and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and ripe medium tannis. Nicely balanced with great concentration and elegance and a medium(+) length spicy finish. Very enjoyable.

Sangiovese
Feb16
Planetes de Nin Priorat 2010
91

Bodega Família Nin Ortiz

Planetes de Nin Priorat 2010

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black berries, dark cherries and plums with nice integrated notes of cedar, vanilla, herbs, mushrooms and forest floor. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and nice integrated tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice medium(+) length aftertaste. After 11 years at it's ideal drinking window.

Garnatxa;Cariñena
Feb15
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Santa Margherita 2018
90

Panizzi

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Santa Margherita 2018

In the glass  a very bright citrus yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium nose delicate aromas of peach, ripe lemon and grapefruit with hints of light butter, aspargus, herbs, orangezest and bread crust. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and great freshness. Refined and balanced with flavours that are a recall of the nose with extra flavours like light vanilla, banana, wet stone and pear. A wine that's good already but also with a good aging potential.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Feb14
Cuvée Évidence
90

Champagne Gremillet

Cuvée Évidence

In the glas aa bright golden yellow color. The mousse is fine and light creamy with a fine and persistent bubble. On the medium nose you can find aromas of yellow apple, pear, citrus and vanilla with hints of white flowers, hay, brioche and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice acidity and freshness. Very inviting flavours which are a recall of the nose. Easy going and delicate with light bitterness in the finish.

Chardonnay
Feb11
Rubiolo Chianti Classico 2018
89

Gagliole

Rubiolo Chianti Classico 2018

In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of raspberries, dark cherries and blackcurrants with cedar, bay leaf, black pepper and eucalyptus. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity, medium alcohol and ripe tannins. Flavours of dark ripe cherries, raspberries, black pepper, cedar and young leather. Clean and delicate aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Feb10
Cepa Gavilán Crianza Ribera del Duero 2017
88

Viña Pedrosa

Cepa Gavilán Crianza Ribera del Duero 2017

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, ripe cherries and blueberries with hints of cedar, balsamico, herbs and vanilla hints. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours of blackberries, raspberries and plums with spices and cedar. Medium(+) length finish.

Feb9
Ardé Gavi Metodo Classico 2011
89

Castellari Bergaglio

Ardé Gavi Metodo Classico 2011

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. Elegant fine mousse and persistent. On the medium nose aromas of stonefruit, lime, yellow plums and light pineapple with hints of hay, flowers, yeast and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Soft and light creamy flavours of ripe yellow apple, lime, herbs, toastt and spices with a light almond finish.

Cortese
Feb8
Eraus 2019
87

Moulin de Gassac

Eraus 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of grapefruit, fresh cut grass, lime and peach with hints of yellow flowers, pine needles and fennel. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of lemon, gooseberries, flint and flowers with a medium(+) length finish.

Sauvignon Blanc;Vermentino
Feb7
Vinya la Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Single Vineyard 2012
90

Jean Leon

Vinya la Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Single Vineyard 2012

In the glass a dark ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackcurrants, plum jam and cassis with hints of vanilla, cloves, cedar and spices. On the palate full bodied, medium(+) acidity and tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a long and intense final.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb5
Rosso dei Notri 2019
90

Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri 2019

In the glass an intense ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cherries, dark plums and wild strawberries with hints of herbs, spices and cedar. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with high acidity and medium(+) tannins. Still young but the wine shows the great quiality of their grapes. Medium(+) length ont he light spicy finish. Extra point for the excellent PQR.

Sangiovese;Merlot;Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb3
Yunikko 2018
89

Vina Memorias

Yunikko 2018

In the glass a intense purple red color with garnet edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of raspberries, black cherries and forest fruits with hints of black tea, licorice, chocolate and herbs. On the palate dry, medium(++)bodied with medium acidity and medium ripe tanins. Round silky mouthfeel and not too sweet (blackcurrant jam) with enough freshness. The finish has a medium(+) length.

Bobal
Feb2
Julian Reynolds Grande Reserva 2012
92

Reynolds Wine Growers

Julian Reynolds Grande Reserva 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose inviting aromas of blackberries, black cherries, plums and spices with hints of tobacco, chocolate, cedar, black tea, thyme and smoky young leather. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and smooth tannins. Very elegant with great structure and depth. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a long final ending with spicy and chocolate notes. A long life ahead. Opens up after a half an hour in the glass.

Alicante Bouschet;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Feb1
vintage 2016
96

Opus One

vintage 2016

This Cabernet Sauvignon dominiated Cuvée has a deep dark purple color. On the medium(+) nose inviting aromas of black cherries, black currants and cassis with hints of smoke, balsamico, spices, cedar, flowers and minty tones. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with great balance, complexity and elegance. Great round mouthfeel with a great structure, medium acidity and ripe fine grained tannins. Flavours are a recall which join with extra flavours of black olives, chocolate and herbs. The finish is never ending with chocolate hints. Close to perfection :)

Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Malbec
Jan30
Capatosta Toscana Rosso 2017
90

Poggio Argentiera

Capatosta Toscana Rosso 2017

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe cherries, plums and dark berries with hints of licorice, smoke, espresso, herbs and cacao. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and tannins. Full and round mouthfeel but also easy drinking with flavours that are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of cloves. Medium(+) length finish.

Sangiovese
Jan29
Cuvée Alegre Rueda 2018
89

Bodega Campo Elíseo

Cuvée Alegre Rueda 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenish rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas of pineapple, quince and lemon with hints of white blossom, light cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity, light oily and fine freshness. Flavours of lime, green apple, pear, mandarine and dried fruit with a light almond aftertaste.

Verdejo
Jan27
Valbuena 5º 2014
95

Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5º 2014

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of black forest fruit, red plums and cassis with hints of balsamico, cigarbox, licorice, anise, tobacco and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium balanced acidity and medium (+) sweet graining tannins with beautiful round mouthfeel. Already very aproachable flavours of chocolate, cranberry compote, mint, smoky espresso, tobacco and a beautiful long and intense aftertaste. Would love to retaste after 5/10 years.

Tempranillo;Merlot
Jan26
Unfiltered Red wine (Reserva de Caliboro) 2012
87

Erasmo

Unfiltered Red wine (Reserva de Caliboro) 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, raspberries, cloves and spices with hints of cedar, leather and some vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and tannins. High alcohol. Flavours of the dark fruit, something greenish, cedar, smoke and white pepper. The finish has a medium(-) intensity. For the price 2 extra points.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Syrah
Jan25
Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017
92

Penfolds

Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017

In the glass a deep purple red color. On the medium(+) aromas of ripe blackberries, plum compote and blueberries with hints of tobacco, smoke, eucalyptus, vanilla and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) ripe tannins. Flavours of black cherries, blackberries and raspberries with mint, vanilla nd cigarbox notes. The finish is long, elegant and round. Already very nice and will improve with the years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Shiraz
Jan22
Château Musar red 2001
92

Château Musar

Château Musar red 2001

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium(++) nose aromas of blackberries, cherries and sweet black fruit with hints of cedar, leather, cinnamon, spices and mushrooms. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and silky tannins. Flavours of black cherries, red fruit, toast and chocolate with a fantastic long aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carginan;Cinsault
Jan21
Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana 2012
90

Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and red currants with hints of chocolate, tobacco, spices and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and medium fine integrated tannins. Flavours of red cherries, blueberries, black olives, balsamico and spices. Very nice and elegant but I expected some more fireworks. Medium length finish. 

Merlot;Syrah;Sangiovese
Jan20
Bandol Blanc La cuvée 90 2018
88

Domaine La Suffrene

Bandol Blanc La cuvée 90 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of apricots, melon, ripe pear, citrus and straw with mediterian herbs, flowers and yeast. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and a light savoury mouthfeel. Flavours are a recall of the nose with nice freshness and light spicyness. The finish has a medium(+) length.

Clairette;Ugni Blanc
Jan19
Barbaresco 2009
89

Fattoria San Giuliano

Barbaresco 2009

In the glass a medium ruby red color with brick edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of cherry compote, plums and herbs with hints of liquorice, mushrooms, smoke and minty hints. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium acidity and smooth tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium length finish.

Jan18
Mangiafoco 2018
90

Poderi del Paradiso

Mangiafoco 2018

In the glass a deep ruy red color with purple reflections. On the medium(++) nose intense aromas of black fruit, currant and cherries with hints of cedar, smoke and undergrowth. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and tannins. Still young in the mouth but with a lot of potential. Smoky, spicy, toasty black fruits with herbs and espresso in the background. Medium(+) length spicy finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan17
Semillon 2018
90

El Enemigo

Semillon 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of lychee, baked pear, and gooseberries with hints of vanilla, butterscotch, lime and blossom. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Round mouthfeel with flavours of lime, gooseberries, chamomile, hazelnuts, butter , yellow apple and a splash of honey. Medium(+) length light almond and white pepper aftertaste.

Semillon
Jan16
Chardonnay 2014
90

Monteverro

Chardonnay 2014

In the glass a very bright golden straw yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of stonefruit, mango and lemon with hints of vanilla, brioche, cedarwood, ripe yellow apple and a touch of honey. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and round creamy but fresh mouthfeel. Flavours of peach, hazelnuts, cream, orangepeel, marzipan, pear and something chalky. Medium length finish.

Chardonnay
Jan15
Guidalberto 2014
90

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto 2014

In the glass medium dark ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of ripe plums, cherries and leather with hints of cigarbox, violets, vanilla and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Round and soft in the mouth with a medium(+) length finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlo
Jan14
Langhe Bianco DOC “Centobricchi” 2017
89

MauroSebaste

Langhe Bianco DOC “Centobricchi” 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with green reflections. On the medium(+) nose aroms of peach, apricot and sweet citrus with well integrated hints of white flowers, cedar, vegetal hints and light cream, nuts (after some time in the glass) On the palate dry, medium bodied with crispy acidity and nice freshness. Good structure in the mouth, light waxy (in the beginning) with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Elegant an medium(+) length finish.

Viognier
Jan13
Garnacha 2019
86

Finca San Blas

Garnacha 2019

In the glass a medium(+) intense cherry red color. On the medium nose aromas of red currants, ripe strawberries and cherries with hints of cedar and smoke. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and medium(+) tannins. Flavours of red and black fruit, balsamico and a medium length finish. Would be better to taste this one in summer..light cooled.

Garnacha
Jan12
Ornellaia 2008
95

Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia

Ornellaia 2008

In the glass a garnet red color with brick red around the rim. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of dried cherries, blackberries, ripe plums and liquorice with well integrated hints of dried herbs, milk chocolate, earth and leather. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and well integrated medium tannins. Beautiful balanced, round and complex mouthfeel. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a beautiful round and long finish. Drinking fabulous right now but can go for 5-10 more years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Jan11
Cava Cuvée De Carol 2011
92

Parés Baltà

Cava Cuvée De Carol 2011

In the glass a medium(+) straw yellow color with copper edges (looks oxidized) The bubbles are small and persistent. On the medium(++) nose aromas of yellow apple, candied apricot and yeast with hints of biscuit, vanilla, honey, orangepeel, cream and smoked almonds. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied. Very authenthic and complex. Fresh and sharp with a long, elegant and dry finish. Spectacular.

Macabeu;Chardonnay
Jan10
Alto Moncayo 2016
92

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Alto Moncayo 2016

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black cherries, blackberries and vanilla with hints of smoke, herbs, balsamico, cedar and roasted meat. On the palate dry, full-bodied with round mouthfeel. Medium acidity and ripe tannins with complex layers. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours like cigarbox, chocolate and raisins. High in alcohol but not disturbing. Only a light sweetness in the beginning but kept together with the acidity. Long lingering finish.

Garnacha
Jan9
Lodovico 2017
95

Lodovico - Biserno

Lodovico 2017

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of dark fruit like blueberries, blackberries and plums with hints of chocolate, mocca, smoke, mint, earthiness, cedar and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with great elegance, complexity and balance. Medium acidity and fine grained sweet tannins with a round but also fresh mouthfeel. Lots of layers and a neverending finish. Wow! Loved it.

Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Jan7
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
88

La Poderina

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a deep ruby red color with little brownish rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas of plums, cherry compote and blackberry jam with hints of forest floor, cedar, mushrooms and espresso. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours are in the tertiary corner with a medium length finish. A bit disappointing. I expected more fireworks for a 2010 vintage. Drink now.

Sangiovese
Jan6
Rocca delle Marasche Barbera d'Alba 2013
90

Deltetto

Rocca delle Marasche Barbera d'Alba 2013

In the glass a intense deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe cherries, plums and truffles with hints of earth, cedar, licorice and spices. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) tannins. Round, warm mouthfeel with a recall of the nose. Nice complexity and a long final. Patient will be reward for this one.

Barbera
Jan5
Shiraz 2012
89

Miette

Shiraz 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium(+) aromas of cherries, raspberries and coffee with hints of black pepper, eucalyptus, dark chocolate, vanilla and black olives. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and ripe tannins. Nice round and fresh in the mouth with red cherries, chocolate, herbs, spices and well integrated oak. Nice long and soft finish.

Shiraz
Jan3
Grande Cuvée Alma Brut Franciacorta
89

Bellavista

Grande Cuvée Alma Brut Franciacorta

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenisch reflections. The mousse is fine with a medium intense bubble. On the medium nose aromas of ripe white fruit like pear and apple and some almond with hints of white flowers, fennel, brioche, stonefruit and citrus. On the palate good dry, medium bodied with nice elegance and freshness. Nice light almond aftertaste.

Chardonnay; Pinot Noir;Pinot Blanc
Jan2
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
89

Antinori / La Braccesca

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) aromas of red cherries, raspberries and vanilla with hints of violets, herbs and young leather. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of red fruit, herbs, licorice cedar and tobacco with medium(+) light spicy finish.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Jan1
Il Sigillo Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011
91

Cantine del Notaio

Il Sigillo Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dried plums, dark cherries and chocolate with hints of herbs, cigarbox, cloves, licorice and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and soft tannins. Concentrated and warm flavours of dark ripe cherries, moccha, espresso, mint and licorice with a long chocolate finish.

Aglianico
Dec30
Tinata 2013
91

Monteverro

Tinata 2013

In the glass a medium(+) ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium nose aromas of blackberries, black currants, cherries and cedar with hints of mocca, rosemary, plums and spicy dark fruits. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium, fine integrated tannins. Flavours of red fruits, black tea, tobacco, earth and spices with a medium(+) length finish.

Syrah;Grenache
Dec28
Rosé Champagne vintage 2012
92

Pol Roger

Rosé Champagne vintage 2012

The champagne has a fine, persistent bubble and salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, raspberries and red apples with hints of brioche, toast, dried flowers and spices. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Concentrated flavours are a recall of the nose with dried red fruits, white flowers, citrus, brioche and a medium(+) length citrus and red fruits finish. Very rich and complex. Very nice Champagne.

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay;Red wine
Dec27
Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2005
91

Château du Tertre

Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2005

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black berries, red cherries and laurel with hints of cedar, sandalwood, liquorice and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Round, elegant and complex in the mouth with a medium(+) length finish. Can have 5/10 more years to get more tertiary aromas.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Dec26
Riesling Smaragd Loibner Loibenberg 2015
90

FX Pichler

Riesling Smaragd Loibner Loibenberg 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of peach, yellow apple and petrol with hints of pear, jasmine, pineapple and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Round, balanced with nice complexity. Flavours of tropical fruits, wax, petrol with a medium length finish and a little fizzle on the tongue.

Riesling
Dec23
Riesling Thann 2009
90

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Riesling Thann 2009

In the glass a lively golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of apricot, yellow apple and melon with hints of wet stone, honey, chalk, light petrol and spices. On the palate dry (good interplay between light sweetness and acidity) and a silky texture with great concentration and a nice citrus freshness. Refined, harmonious and complex with a great long (light spicy) finish. 

Riesling
Dec21
Els Pics 2014
89

Bodegas Mas Alta

Els Pics 2014

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color with purple edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black currants, plums and blackberries wuth hints of espresso, cedar, vanilla, chocolate, earth and leather. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Flavours of black fruit, sweet cedar, pepper, liquorice, tobacco and chocolate with a wonderful round and medium(+) length finish.

Garnacha;Carignan;Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec20
Cabernet Franc di Vignamaggio Toscana IGT 2016
92

Vignamaggio

Cabernet Franc di Vignamaggio Toscana IGT 2016

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and cassis with hints of chocolate, cloves and mint. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and fine grained tannins. Round mouthfeel with nice complexity, very precise with a recall of the nose with light earth and spices. Long final with chocolate, coffee and spices. For me the winner with 92+ TSW.

Cabernet Franc
Dec19
Rosé de Pinot Noir 2019
90

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Rosé de Pinot Noir 2019

In the glass a pale pink color with orange reflections. On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of red berries, raspberries and cherries with hints of spices and citrus. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium(+) acidity and elegant freshness. Flavours of grapefruit, lemon, cherries, almond and spices. Light creamy and drinks a bit like a white Burgundy. A nice long finish with red fruits and nuts. Don't drink it too cool.

Pinot Noir
Dec18
Milla Cala 2016
93

Vina Vik Winery

Milla Cala 2016

In the glass a deep red color with crimson edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark berries, bold plums and cherries with delicious notes of chocolate, eucalyptus, vanilla, black pepper and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with enough freshness and rounded tannins. Concentrated flavours of ripe dark fruit, chocolate, mocca, vanilla and leather. Nice long and round juicy final.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carmenère;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Syrah
Dec17
Riesling Ritsch GG 2017
90

Carl Loewen

Riesling Ritsch GG 2017

In the glass a bright medium citrus yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of citrus, peach, pear and yellow apple with a swiff of petrol and spices. On the palate dry (very little sweetness), medium bodied with high acidity and medium alcohol. On the palate mainly primary notes like apple, lemon, peach, honey and wet flint. Light oily texture. The finish has a medium(+) finish. Can age for a long time.

Riesling
Dec16
Shiraz 'HRB' Heritage Reserve Bin 2016
87

Hardys Wine

Shiraz 'HRB' Heritage Reserve Bin 2016

In the glass a deep purple color, almost black. On the medium(+) nose aromas of mulberries, blackberries and black olives with hints of tar, cacao, mint, cedar and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium length chocolate aftertaste. Can get better with some more time.

Shiraz
Dec15
Gattinara Riserva DOCG 2011
91

Travaglini

Gattinara Riserva DOCG 2011

In the glass a light transparant garnet red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, plums and spices with hints of liquorice, cedar, vanilla and young leather. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) stringent tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with still alot of black fruits. The finish is long and persistent. When drinking the wine at this age you have to decant the wine for min. 2 hours. Still a baby.

Nebbiolo
Dec13
Metodo Classico Brut 2015
89

Parusso

Metodo Classico Brut 2015

In the glass a bright pink color with copper reflections. The mousse is soft but persistent. On the medium nose aromas of apricot, raspberries and stonefruit with hints of flowers and light toast. On the palate dry, medium bodied with juicy acidity and nice freshness. Medium legth finish. Very nice sparkling.

Nebbiolo
Dec12
Noi4 Bolgheri 2012
89

Tenuta Sette Cieli

Noi4 Bolgheri 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe blackberries and plums with hints of forest floor, mushrooms and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium length final.

Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Dec11
Bramasole Syrah 2013
91

Marchesi Antinori / La Braccesca

Bramasole Syrah 2013

In the glass a deep deep prune red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe plums, dark berries and smoke with hints of chocolate, tobacco and cedar. On the palaye dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and medium integrated tannins. Lots of fruits, herbs, chocolate, vanilla and spices in the mouth and a nice long final with liquorice and black pepper.

Syrah
Dec10
Reserva 2013
91

Miguel Merino

Reserva 2013

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and leather with hints of cedar, vanilla and cigarbox. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with nice matured tannins and acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra spices and dark berries on the medium(+) length finish.

Tempranillo;Graciano
Dec9
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2011
89

Piccini

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2011

In the glass a bright ruby color with brick edges. On the medium(+) nose aromas of ripe cherries, black dried fruits and hints of leather, farmyard, violets, toffee, tobacco and orangepeel. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium tannins and acidity. Round and rich mouthfeel with flavours that recall the nose and great balance. Ready to drink - don't keep it much longer.

Sangiovese
Dec8
Pinot Grigio Collio DOC 2018
89

Mario Schiopetto

Pinot Grigio Collio DOC 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, pear and banana with hints of honey, lychee and white blossom. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(-) chalky citrus length finish. 5 more bottles to go. Very curious how this wine will be in 1 or 2 years. The collio wines can age very well.

Pinot Grigio
Dec6
Rar Essència blanc Priorat 2018
88

Vins Singulars

Rar Essència blanc Priorat 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of grapefruit, citrus and chalk with hints of undergrowth and yeast. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice round mouthfeel. Nice concentration and freshness with spices and flowers. Medium(+) length finish.

Garnacha Blanca;Macabeo
Dec5
Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2013
91

Marco Marengo

Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2013

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections (deeper color then suspected) On the medium(+) nose of dried cherries, raspberries and violets with hints of cedar, tar, hay, mint and barnyard. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium(+) drying tannins. Still young and strong in the mouth with a recall of the nose and a spicy long final.

Tempranillo
Dec3
Priorat 2011
87

Rotllan Torra

Priorat 2011

In the glass a deep ruby red color with a light brick rim. On the medium(+) nose aromas odf blackberries, black currants and vanilla with hints of chocolate, espresso, herbs, leather and earth. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Light sweetness of the fruit with mostly tertiary aromas. Medium length finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Mazuelo;Grenache
Dec2
Le Pulledre Toscana 2012
88

Rubbia al Colle

Le Pulledre Toscana 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dark and red fruits, cedar and young leather with hints of cacao, espresso, spices and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and elegant tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with medium(+) length finish.

Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese;Petit Verdot;Ciliegiolo
Dec1
Cava Gr. Reserva Br. Nature Blanca Cusiné 2012
90

Parés Baltà

Cava Gr. Reserva Br. Nature Blanca Cusiné 2012

In the glass a deep golden yellow color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of dried fruit, apricot and raisins with hints of toast, honey and hazelnuts. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with elegant acidity and nice mouthfeel. Flavours of orange zest, acacia, candied fruits, peach, nuts, biscuit and flowers and a lengthy light almond finish.

Xarel·lo;Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Nov30
Reserva Finca Ygay 2016
90

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay 2016

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium(+) nose aromas of black currants, blackberries and plums with hints of sandalwood,  tobacco, vanilla, liquorice, sweet cloves and nutmeg. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of blackberries, cherries, vanilla, toboacco, smoke and herbs. Medium length finish. Already very nice but waiting a little longer will reward itself.

Tempranillo;Garnacha tinta;Mazuelo;Garnacha
Nov27
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
87

Cantina LaVis

Sauvignon Blanc 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of gooseberries, citrus and peach with hints of elderflower, boxwood, fresh cut grass and white flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with peach, green apple, passion fuit and some white pepper. Medium length finish. A very nice value wine - a bit in the NZ style.

Sauvignon Blanc
Nov26
XV PURPLE AIR 2016
89

Chateau Changyu Moser

XV PURPLE AIR 2016

Dark ruby red color.  On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackberries, cherries and cassis with hints of vanilla, cloves, cacao and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with less alcohol and fine ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length finish. This one was my favorite with more elegance. Very curious how this wine will develop.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov25
Lara O Crianza 2016
88

Territorio Luthier

Lara O Crianza 2016

In the glass a scarlet red c olor with purple reflections. On the medium(+) nose aromas of blueberries, blackberries and cassis wth hints of cinnamon, licorice, toasted cedar, balsamico and cacao. On the palate dry, medium(++) bodied with medium(+) acidity and green medium tannins. Fresh and round in the mouth with black fruit, balsamico, coconut, chocolate, vanilla and a medium length finish. Good value Crianza.

Tempranillo
Nov24
Vina Pedrosa Crianza 2017
90

Perez Pascuas

Vina Pedrosa Crianza 2017

First I decanted this young wine. In the glass a medium ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, cherries and tar with hints of tobacco, spices, cloves, yogurt, vanilla and cedar. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and ripe tannins. Flavours of blackberries, plums, cacao, tobacco and mint with a nice round and balanced mouthfeel. The finish is medium+ length.

Tempranillo
Nov23
Nebbiolo D'Alba Rosé Brut Spumante
88

Josetta Saffirio

Nebbiolo D'Alba Rosé Brut Spumante

In the glass a bright orange, pink color. Powerful but gentle tiny bubble. On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, citrus and pomegranate wit hints of herbs, flowers, brioche and hazelnut. On the palate dry, medium(+) acidity and medium alcohol. Juicy and long lasting strawberries, peach, grapefruit and brioche with a creamy texture. Good balance with fruit, acidity and alcohol. Medium(+) citrus length finish.

Nebbiolo
Nov22
Boca Vigna Cristiana 2010
90

Podere ai Valloni

Boca Vigna Cristiana 2010

In the glass a garnet red color with bricked edges. On the nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, dark berries and balsamico with hints of violets, leather, chocolate, bell pepper and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium integrated tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with nice concentration and persistence. Leather and chocolate in the finish.

Nebbiolo;Vespolina;Uva Rara
Nov21
Vallocchio Brunello di Montalcino 2010
91

Tenuta Fanti

Vallocchio Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a deep ruby color with brown edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dried cherries and smoke with hints of wet earth, mushrooms, leather and laurel. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and ripe and unctuous tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a beautiful balance and a medium+ length finish. For me at the right spot with a good balance between primary and tertiary flavours.

Sangiovese
Nov20
Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2016
88

Poderi del Paradiso

Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, red currants and ripe blackberries with smoky toasted wood, spices, vanilla, balsamico and coffee. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Flavours of cherries, blackberries, tobacco and leather and a medium+ lenght finish. For me at the moment too much toasted oak and high in alcohol. It's a style which lots will like but I miss the elegance (at the moment). 

Sangiovese
Nov18
Burgenland Zweigelt 2016
87

Umathum

Burgenland Zweigelt 2016

In the glass a bright ruby red color with a purple rim. On the medium nose aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and blackberries with hints of chocolate, black pepper, coffee, herbs and earthy notes. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with coffee and pepper in the finish.

Zweigelt
Nov17
Pilin DOCG Gavi 2014
90

Castellari Bergaglio

Pilin DOCG Gavi 2014

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of apricot, grapefruit and citrus with hints of cucumber, vegetables, fresh cedar, honey and light butter / vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and good structure. Round and warm in the mouth with stewed apple, spices, yellow plums, lemonpeel and herbs. The finish has a medium+ light creamy finish. Still young and a whole time ahead.

Cortese
Nov16
Bandol Terroir du Trias Rouge 2016
90

Domaine de Terrebrune

Bandol Terroir du Trias Rouge 2016

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and cedar with hints of black pepper, meat, liquorice and dark chocolate. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Concentrated flavours of dark fruits, liquourice and spices just like the nose. Lots of potential.  Long  lingering finish.

Mourvèdre;Grenache;Cinsault
Nov13
Vurria Nero d'Avola 2017
86

Giovanna

Vurria Nero d'Avola 2017

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium nose aromas of ripe cherries, red berries and undergrowth with hints of dark chocolate, lavender, cedar and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Smooth and warm in the mouth with juicy fruit, chocolate, espresso and spices. Finish is fresh with fruit and chocolate.

Nero d'Avola
Nov12
Carrascal Tempranillo 2013
87

Weinert

Carrascal Tempranillo 2013

In the glass a deep dark red color with a brownish rim. On the medium nose aromas of plums, dark cherries and pepper with hints of cedar, leather and smoke. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with good acidity and still present well integrated tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with red fruits, vanilla and mint. Light sweet fruity attack in the persistent finish.

Tempranillo
Nov11
Chardonnay 2018
87

Wijndomein Kitsberg

Chardonnay 2018

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of white peach, pear and lyche with hints of yeast, herbs and light honey. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of citrus, stonefruit, butter and a light bitterness in the aftertaste.

Chardonnay
Nov9
Riesling trocken 2015
87

Emrich-Schönleber

Riesling trocken 2015

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of citrus, apricot and apple with a swiff of petrol, herbs and wet stone. On the palate dry, medium bodied with very nice integrated acidity. Lively and fresh but also soft and round with a recall of flavors on the nose. Medium length lemon finish.

Riesling
Nov8
Turmfeld Cabernet Riserva 2016
88

Kellerei St. Pauls

Turmfeld Cabernet Riserva 2016

In the glass a dark ruby ??red color. On the medium nose aromas of black cherries, dark berries and cassis with hints of spices, dark chocolate, herbs and undergrowth. On the palate dry, medium+:bodied with medium acidity and medium tannins. Round and warm in the mouth with nice and long aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov7
Caiarossa IGT Toscana 2010
92

Caiarossa

Caiarossa IGT Toscana 2010

In the glass a intense ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, red currants and dark berries with hints of cacao, young leather, sweet spices, cedar and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Flavours of ripe blackberries, black cherries, liquorice, dark chocolate, wet earth and cedar. Long and spicy finish.

Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah;Sangiovese;Petit Verdot;Alicante
Nov6
Carmignano Riserva Trefiano 2013
90

Capezzana

Carmignano Riserva Trefiano 2013

In the glass an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose medium+ aromas of dark cherries, red currants and dried herbs with hints of spices, violets, tobacco, new leather and cedar. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins. Round and full in the mouth, well balanced with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Long and persistent finish with rich spcy fruits, spices and tobacco. A long time ahead but already drinking well.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Canaiolo
Nov5
Nussleiten Alto Adige DOC Merlot 2016
90

Castel Sallegg

Nussleiten Alto Adige DOC Merlot 2016

In the glass an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, strawberry compote and blackberries with hints of tobocco, balsamico, roast and subtle vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and medium+ tannins. Well balanced with round and warm mouthfeel showing flavours of ripe juicy fruit, black pepper, herbs, ripe plums and red paprika. Nice long final.

Merlot
Nov4
Prima Pietra 2012
91

Tenuta Prima Pietra

Prima Pietra 2012

In the glass a luscious ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, plums and dark berries with hints of cedar, spices and young leather. On the palate dry, full bodied with medium+ fine grained tannins and medium+ acidity. Well rounded and balanced flavours of ripe blackberries, leather, cedar, vanilla, tobacco, licorice and bay leaf. Fruit on the long finish.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Nov3
Al Passo Toscana 2016
89

Tolaini

Al Passo Toscana 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of smoke, cedar, black pepper and tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins. Flavours of black fruit, baking spices, vanilla and chocolate with a medium+ smoky finish. 

Sangiovese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov1
Ziru Isola dei Nuraghi 2018
89

Antonella Corda

Ziru Isola dei Nuraghi 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of limestone, peach, pear and flowers with hints of pineapple, menthol and herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Complex flavours with a round mouthfeel. Ends with a light salty green tea finish. Very nice.

Vermentino
Oct29
Solertia 2013
90

Partida Manyetes

Solertia 2013

In the glass a medium+ intense ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries and berries, cassis and ripe plums with hints of cloves, figes, spices, light vanilla and cedar. On the palate dry, full bodied with medium acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with dark fruits, spices, chocolate, herbs and a medium+ length finish. Great value Priorat.

Garnacha;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Oct28
Torrione 2016
89

Petrolo

Torrione 2016

In the glass a medium+ ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas op ripe cherries, blueberries and dark plums with hints of spices, new leather and cedar tones. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and ripe medium+ tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of leather, red currants and liquorice. Nice long and spicy finish.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct27
Cultor 2015
89

Emil Bauer & Söhne

Cultor 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blueberries and ripe red fruit with hints of smoke, spices, violets, dried herbs and wet leaves. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins. Concentrated and young flavours of warm fruit, roasted cedar, fine spices, meat and dark fruits. Long and persistent finish.

Petit Verdot;Merlot;Carménère;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Oct26
Chañares Estate Malbec 2015
93

Viña Cobos

Chañares Estate Malbec 2015

In the glass a deep purple red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blueberries, blackberries and black plums with hints of figs, cinnamon, chocolate, sweet spices, violets, vanilla and cedar tones. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins. Great intensity but with elegance with flavours of dark fruits, thyme, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. Great long and persistent finish. I would reopen after 10 years. Great potential.

Malbec
Oct25
Saxa Calida 2013
90

Poderi del Paradiso

Saxa Calida 2013

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and cassis with hints of toasted cedar, spices, coffee, leather and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+acidity and medium+ tannins with flavours of dark fruit, balsamico, coffee and spices. Medium+ length finish with chocolate notes.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct24
6100 Areni Noir 2018
86

Trinity Canyon Vineyards

6100 Areni Noir 2018

In the glass a medium dense cherry red color. On the medium nose sour cherries, plums and pomegranate with hints of herbs, vanilla and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium- tannins and medium+ acidity. Round mouthfeel with ripe red fruit like strawberries and raspberries, spices and sweet oak and a medium length finish. Very pleasant wine but a little too sweet for my palate.

Areni Noir
Oct23
Barolo Rocche Dell' Annunziata 2012
92

Aurelio Settimo

Barolo Rocche Dell' Annunziata 2012

In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, plums and dark forest fruits with hints of spices, violets, leather and sweet tobacco. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and nicely integrated medium tannins. Concentrated and balanced with flavours of dark fruit, cedar, chocolate, cigar and tar and medium+ length finish.

Nebbiolo
Oct21
Rolona Gavi di Gavi 2019
88

Castellari Bergaglio

Rolona Gavi di Gavi 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of ripe apple, pear and peach with hints of white flowers, lime and banana. On the palate dry, medium- bodied with crispy acidity and round in the mouth. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice salinety in the medium length finish.

Gavi
Oct20
Maulwurf 2015
89

Ernst Triebaumer

Maulwurf 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium nose aromas of dark berries, cherries and elderberries with hints of chocolate, liquorice and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Juicy and warm flavours with elegant structure. Cherry, currants and dark chocolate in the taste. Long red berries in the finish. 

Blaufränkisch;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct19
Langhe d.o.c. Rossese Bianco
88

Josetta Saffirio

Langhe d.o.c. Rossese Bianco

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aomras of citrus, yellow apple and quince with hints of cedar, vanilla, white flowers, honey and herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with light waxy freshness and medium acidity. Flavours of citrus, gooseberries, peach, vanilla and flowers. Medium length citrus finish.

Rossese
Oct18
d'Alceo 2006
94

Castello dei Rampolla

d'Alceo 2006

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color with purple rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of black plums, dark cherries and ripe raspberries with hints of tobacco, truffles, liquorice and light cedar, vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ tannins and medium acidity. Complex and balanced with concentrated dark fruit, dried flowers, cedar, smoke and mint with a powerful long and elegant finish. Still tight so next bottle I check in 5/10 years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Oct17
Laderas de Sedella Anfora 2014
88

Sedella

Laderas de Sedella Anfora 2014

In the glass an intense dark purple red color. On the medium+ nose forest fruits, black cherries and raspberries with hints of mediterrane herbs, chocolate, earth, spices and balsamico notes. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of dark cherries, dark berries, leather and a plums in the medium+ aftertaste.

Romé Tinto;Garnacha;Jaén
Oct16
Vallenuova - Chianti Classico 2018
89

Tolaini

Vallenuova - Chianti Classico 2018

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and blueberries with hints of cedar, toboacco, spices and balsamico. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium elegant tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with soft round mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with a medium+ length finish. Very accesible quality chianti.

Sangiovese
Oct14
Unguercio Toscana Rosso 2012
88

Cantine Ravazzi

Unguercio Toscana Rosso 2012

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and blueberries with hints of cedar, leather, marzipan, black pepper and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with good balance and a medium+ finish with light bitter hints.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Oct13
Gran Reserva 904 Cosecha 2009
92

La Rioja Alta, S.A.

Gran Reserva 904 Cosecha 2009

In the glass a deep ruby garnet red color with light brick color at the edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and berries with hints of smoke, herbs, sandalwood, cigarbox and leather. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium+ fine ripe tannins. Complex flavours of dark cherries, vanilla, smoke, chocolate and earthy hints. Round mouthfeel with enough freshness and a medium+ berries in ceder aftertaste.

Tempranillo;Graciano
Oct12
Tradition Grüner Veltliner 2019
87

Weingut Dürnberg

Tradition Grüner Veltliner 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of citrus, yellow apple and grapefruit with hints of white pepper, blossom and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of pineapple, apples, stonefruit and spices. Round and fresh in the mouth with a crispy aftertaste.

Grüner Veltliner
Oct11
Cuvée Alegre Toro 2016
89

Campo Elíseo

Cuvée Alegre Toro 2016

In the glass a medium ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and dark berries with hints of roasted cedar and sweet spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ tannins, medium acidity and good balance. Flavours of red and black fruit like dark plums and blackberries with hints of chocolate, cinnamon, coffee and cedar. The finish is long and rich.

Tinta de Toro
Oct10
Pettenthal GG 2015
91

Louis Guntrum

Pettenthal GG 2015

In the glass a medium golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe apricot, yellow apple, pears and peach with hints of spice and light petrol. On the palate dry, medium+bodied with beautiful roundness and mouthfeel. Nicely balanced flavours of lime, apple, ripe peach and honey. Long and fruity fresh finish.

Riesling
Oct9
El Viejo 2011
91

Matsu

El Viejo 2011

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aroms of dark plums, prunes, black ripe cherries and blackcurrant with hints of cinnamon, black pepper, tobacco, chocolate and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and smooth tannins. Flavours of chocolate, dark fruits, spices and vanilla in a smooth round mouthfeel and a nice long smokey final.

Tinta da Toro
Oct7
Vidiano 2019
88

Oenops

Vidiano 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of bruised apples, peach and citrus zest with hints of white flowers, honey, smoke and sweet herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Light creamy in the mouth with flavours of stone fruit, lime, spices and apple skin with a medium light salty length finish.

Vidiano
Oct6
Clos Rocher 2013
91

Champagne Gremillet

Clos Rocher 2013

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with tiny fine bubbles. On the medium nose aromas of yellow ripe apple, citrus and some raspberries with hints of flowers, hazelnuts and light brioche. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with a beautiful balance and freshness. Nice complexity and great marriage of all the flavours and finishing with a persistent medium+ finish.

Pinot Noir
Oct5
Brunello di Montalcino 2007
93

Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino 2007

In the glass a bright medium garnet color with with brick colour at the rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark plums and dried cherries with hints of black olives, coffee, leather, cedar, herbs and mushrooms. On the palate dry, full-bodied with high acidity and medium+ fine grained tannins. Powerfull, concentrated with blackberries, tobacco, balsamico, earth and smokey herbs. Nice long aftertaste. I think I will reopen in 2/3 years. Mabye the tannins will soften and get more integrated.

Sangiovese
Oct4
il Castagno Syrah 2015
88

Fabrizio Dionisio

il Castagno Syrah 2015

In the glass dark red color. Almost black. In the nose aromas of dark plums, cherries and blackberries with hints of chocolate, coffee and spices, with nice hints of tobacco and tar. On the palate powerful, yet harmonious and balanced, great texture, softness and elegance, layered with complexity. In the aftertaste medium tannins and a nice long finish.

Syrah
Oct2
Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
87

Babylonstoren

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

In the glass a dark crimson red color with purple reflections. On the medium nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and red plums with hints of chocolate, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of black fruits, cassis and baking spices with a medium+ length finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct1
Mas La Plana 2012
91

Torres

Mas La Plana 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color with light purple reflections. On the mediun+ nose aromas of ripe plums, black currants and black cherries with hints of tobacco, cinnamon, mint, cedar and sweet spices. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with a elegant round mouthfeel. Medium acidity and medium+ fine grained tannins. Flavours of cassis, black fruits, chocolate and spices. Long lasting finish. To enjoy now or 3/5 more years.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Sep30
Toscana 2009
93

Monteverro

Toscana 2009

In the glas a deep dark red color with purple reflections On the medium+ nose aromas of raspberries, blackberries and cassis with hints of leather, sweet tobacco, vanilla, earth and balsamico. On the palate dry, full-bodied with beautiful layers. Warm and round mouthfeel with medium acidity and medium fine grained tannins. Nicely balanced with a recall of the nose with hints of dark chocolate. The finish is long and velvet.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Sep29
Indra Sauvignon 2018
87

Cantina Girlan

Indra Sauvignon 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, peach and asparagus with hints of fresh cut grass, boxwood and light smoky tones. On the palate dry, with a tight gooseberry start (medium+ acidity) and nice freshness. Flavours of green apple, fresh dough, herbs and wet stone. Medium long finish with apricot and minty hints.

Sauvignon Blanc
Sep28
Vinyes Baixes 2011
89

Clos Dominic

Vinyes Baixes 2011

In the glass a dark cherry red color with violet rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, plums  and black cherries with hints of earth, chocolate, wood smoke, sweet spices and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and medium well integrated tannins. Layered and light savoury with flavours that are a recall of the nose accompanied with hints of balsamico and liquorice. Good, long and persistent finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Picapoll;Garnacha Tinta;Cariñena
Sep27
Maremma Toscana rosso 2015 /Mazzei
90

Tenuta Belguardo

Maremma Toscana rosso 2015 /Mazzei

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries and blackcurrants with hints of tobacco, spices, vanilla, cedar and smoke. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and fine grained tannins. Warm round mouthfeel with a recall of the nose. The finish is persistent with spices and liquorice. Very enjoyable and will retaste in 3 years.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Sep26
Fusion V 2012
92

De Toren

Fusion V 2012

In the glass a deep ruby/purple color. On the beautiful medium ++ nose aromas of blackberries, currants and clove with lovely integrated hints of chocolate, sweet plums, leather, cigarbox and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and nicely integrated tannins. Round and complex mouthfeel with a recall of the nose with herbs, leather and dark cherries. Long persistent finish. Top!

Cabernet Sauvignon;Malbec;Merlot;Cabernet Franc; Petit Verdot.
Sep25
Brunello di Montalcino 2013
92

Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

In the glass a light transparent ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, red sour cherries and plums with hints of young leather, balsamico, spices and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium fine grained tannins. Concentrated flavours of liquorice, coffee, earth and red and dark fruits with a dark pepper medium+ finish. Top!

Sangiovese
Sep24
Meris Merlot Rosé 2019
87

Kellerei St. Pauls

Meris Merlot Rosé 2019

On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, raspberries and white peach with hints of flowers, cinnamon and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and fruity freshness. Nicely balanced with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Round mouthfeel with fruity finish. Will be great for sipping at the pool, with aperitifs, starters and smoked fish dishes.

Merlot
Sep22
Pfaff Black Tie 2018
86

Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim

Pfaff Black Tie 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of pear, melon and green apple with hints of citrus, white flowers and light honey   On the palate dry with medium body and medium acidity. Flavours of pear, green apples, lychee, and a drop of honey. Good finish with a crisp mouthfeel even though the acidity is just medium and a very little (not disturbing) chalky sweetness in the end.

Pinot Gris;Riesling
Sep21
La Rocca 2016
90

Pieropan

La Rocca 2016

In the glass an intense citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose of white peach, apricot, pineapple and white flowers with hints of vanilla, passionfruit and light cedar. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and beautiful concentration. Still young but with a nice freshness and balance. Give this baby some time and it's a great example of how Soave can be.

Garganega
Sep19
Lemniona Nikos Karatzas 2018
87

Oenops

Lemniona Nikos Karatzas 2018

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of black cherries, raspberries and rosemary with hints of sweet spices, green herbs and smoky tones. On the palate dry, medium acidity and tannins with round mouthfeel. Flavours of dark cherries, vanilla, herbs, roses and lavender and minty tones. Medium length finish.

Lemniona
Sep18
Filo di Seta Brunello di Montalcino 2015
93

Castello Romitorio

Filo di Seta Brunello di Montalcino 2015

In the glass a bright garnet red color – light transparent. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, dried berries and flowers with hints of new leather, hay and smoky cedar. On the palate dry, still young and full-bodied with medium+ acidity and elegant tannins. Nicely balanced, profound and complex. Long and everlasting finish.

Sangiovese
Sep16
Saint Véran Les Cras 2018
88

Famille Paquet

Saint Véran Les Cras 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of peach, pear and almonds with hints of white flowers, vanilla and nutmeg. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Nicely balanced, light waxy but with enough freshness. Nice crisp finish.

Chardonnay
Sep14
Verdicchio Classico ‘Le Oche’ DOC 2017
89

San Lorenzo

Verdicchio Classico ‘Le Oche’ DOC 2017

In the glass a medium intense straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of elderberry, white peach and green apple with hints of yeast, lemon and white flowers. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with great structure, acidity and freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a light bitterness in the persistent finish.

Verdicchio
Sep13
Bandol rosé 2018
90

Domaine Tempier

Bandol rosé 2018

In the glass a bright copper rose color. On the medium nose aromas of raspberries, peach and grapefruit with hints of Mediterrane herbs and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Round, soft and elegant with enough power. Light tannins and nice structure in this serious Bandol rosé. Also nice to try this one with some age.

Mourvèdre;Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah;Carignan
Sep12
Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2009
90

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2009

In the glass a dark ruby red color with light aging at the rim. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of blackberries, berries, plums and cherry tones with hints of licorice, barrique, forest floor and smoky hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, still feeling very young but also soft, round and elegant. The taste is a recall of the nose with medium acidity and tannins. For sure 3-5 years ahead.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Sep10
Arbin Mondeuse Tout un Monde 2013
88

Domaine Louis Magnin

Arbin Mondeuse Tout un Monde 2013

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of cherries and wild berries with hints of cedar, eucalyptus and undergrowth. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Balanced and round with a very clean an fruit driven finish. Fresh and with low alcohol.

Mondeuse
Sep9
Brunello di Montalcino 2015
91

Fattoria dei Barbi

Brunello di Montalcino 2015

In the glass a bright (light transparent) ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, blueberrries and plums with hints of herbs, spices, cedar and lavender. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins (which need some time to soften) An impressive density, great potential and a fascinating, extremely classic finish.

Sangiovese
Sep8
‘Non Confunditur’ Rosso Toscana 2014
87

Argiano

‘Non Confunditur’ Rosso Toscana 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of blackcurrant, cherries and moccha with hints of smoke, coffee and pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nicely integrated tannins. Light earthy and with still enough fruit with a medium+ intense finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Sangiovese
Sep7
Terre di Chieti Passerina IGP, 2019
87

Cantina Tollo

Terre di Chieti Passerina IGP, 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of apricot, white peach and pear with hints of white flowers, sage and a dot of honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice acidity and freshness. Elegant and with flavours that are a recall of the nose. Medium intense final with almond hints.

Passerina
Sep6
Pouilly-Fuissé Ancestral 2017
89

Domaine Sangouard-Guyot

Pouilly-Fuissé Ancestral 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of pear, apple and citrus with white flowers and a touch of vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium crispy acidity and freshness. Flavours of pear, melon, peaches and lemon with again flowers and vanilla in the end.

Chardonnay
Sep4
La Prima Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
90

Castello Vicchiomaggio

La Prima Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013

In the glass a bright ruby red color with light brick red edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, red berries and cassis with hints of eucalyptus, light toasted cedar, vanilla and olives. On the palate dry, medium bodied with elegant tannins and balanced flavours. Very round and elegant in the mouth with berries, cassis, cherries and hints of chocolate and liquorice. Good length.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Sep3
Amphora Roja 2019
89

Parés Baltà

Amphora Roja 2019

In the glass a intense golden yellow color. On the medium+ (light oxidative) nose aromas of baked apple, apricot and peaches with hints of beeswax, orange zest, honey and bananas. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and light chalky, nutty texture. Complex with lots of layers. Long finish, with notes of dried fruits and honey. Very interesting for those who like this style.

Xarello
Sep2
Brunello di Montalcino 2012
91

Argiano

Brunello di Montalcino 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of vanilla, mint, spices, mushrooms and cedar. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium (still present) tannins and medium acidity. Balance and elegant with a long lingering finish. 3/5 more years this one will be rocking.

Sangiovese
Sep1
Triptych Western Cape 2016
88

Cathedral Cellar

Triptych Western Cape 2016

In the glass a dark garnet red color. Light transparent. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, plums and blueberries with hints of cigar box, balsamico, light vanilla, mint and cedar. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ fine grained tannins + medium acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with easy round mouthfeel. Yet still a smooth finish with a slight hint of smoke and black pepper.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Shiraz;Tempranillo;Petit Verdot;Petite Sirah;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Malbec
Aug31
Senftenberger Piri Grüner Veltliner 2015
89

Nigl

Senftenberger Piri Grüner Veltliner 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of yellow apples, gooseberries, lemon and light tropical fruit with hints of herbs, white pepper, wet flint and smoke. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours like lemon, apple, currants and apricot. Medium+ length finish.

Grüner Veltliner
Aug30
Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia 2014
91

Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia 2014

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. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and fine grained tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a long persistent final.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Aug28
Irpinia Aglianico 2017
87

Donnachiara

Irpinia Aglianico 2017

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of sour cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of herbs, spices, liquorice and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins. Flavours of dark fruits, chocolate and meat. Nice long finish with dark fruits and spices.

Aglianico
Aug27
Love by Léoube 2019
88

Château Léoube

Love by Léoube 2019

In the glass a very bright salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, watermelon and peach with hints of citrus and candied cherries. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. The palate recalls the nose with also some raspberries and cranberry notes. Refreshing and perfect fort he upcoming indian summer.

Grenache;Cinsault
Aug26
Monteficalle IGT Toscana 2016
88

Montefioralle

Monteficalle IGT Toscana 2016

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, berries and plums with hints of tobacco, herbs and young leather. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and fruity freshness (merlot). Light ripe tannins and flavours are a recall of the nose with hints of ripe black plums, caramel and baked fruit. Nice medium length finish.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Aug25
Piccolo Derthona 2018
87

Vigneti Massa

Piccolo Derthona 2018

In the glass a pale straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of pear, citrus and some tropical fruits with hints of herbs, yeast and acacia flowers. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied. Light savory with nice freshness (medium acidity) Flavours are a recall of the nose with citrus peel and pear. The finish has a medium intensity with nice fruitness and light bitterness.

Timorasso
Aug24
Solaia 2011
93

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia 2011

In the glass an intense dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of ripe dark cherries, plums and coffee with hints of tobacco, chocolate and mint. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium ripe tannins. Very balanced, complex with nice freshness. freshness. Flavours of ripe dark fruit, balsamico, cedar, chocolate and vanilla. Excellent persistent finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Sangiovese
Aug22
Miss Valentine 2019
87

Château Les Valentines

Miss Valentine 2019

In the glass a pale pink / salmon color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, strawberries and grapefruit with a splash of citrus. On the palate dry, medium bodied and easy drinking with medium acidity and freshness. Light almond in the finish. Nice #summersipper

Syrah;Grenache
Aug21
Machete 2016
91

Orin Swift

Machete 2016

In the glass a dark inky violet color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cassis, dark plums and blackberries with hints of chocolate, menthol and some smoked meat. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium tannins and medium+ acidity. Not yammy or burning because of the alcohol. Flavours are a recall of the nose with also some figs, ripe cherries and caramel. The finish is long and mouthfilling.

Petite Sirah;Syrah;Grenache
Aug20
Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2017
88

Ornellaia

Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2017

In the glass a bright ruby red color with a purple rim. On the medium nose aromas of red cherries and ripe blackberries with hints of liquorice, vanilla and laurel. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Easy going, well balanced with nice round mouthfeel and aftertaste. No complex wine but one which everyone likes. 

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese
Aug19
Aplá Dry white wine 2019
87

Oenops

Aplá Dry white wine 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of lychee, mango, lime and green apple with hints of white flowers, nectarine and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied. Rich and balanced with nice freshness. Crisp flavors of tropical fruits, lemon, white peach and ripe pear. Light almond aftertaste. Very nice.

Malagousia, Assyrtiko and Roditis
Aug17
Argirio 2015
90

Podernuovo a Palazzone

Argirio 2015

In the glass an intense ruby red color with purple rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe plums, blackberries and dark cherries with hints of bell pepper, herbs, young leather and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and medium acidity with medium+ ripe tannins. Nicely balanced with flavours that are a recall of the nose with balsamico and black tea. Nice long finish. I have one bottle left to retaste over some years.

Cabernet Franc
Aug15
Shamaris Grillo 2019
87

Cusumano

Shamaris Grillo 2019

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. (Almost straw yellow) On the medium nose aromas of melon, pear, peach and citrus with hints of nuts, tropical fruits, white flowers and almonds. On the palate dry, medium bodied with good interplay between acidity and light sweetness (honey). Light waxy with nice mineral freshness. 

Grillo
Aug5
Viognier Castellberg 2018
90

Weingut Zähringer

Viognier Castellberg 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, apricot and ripe pear with hints of vanilla, flowers and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium- acidity and nice freshness. Light waxy with a recall of flavors and a mouthfilling finish. Very nice.. bit of Condrieux style.

Viognier
Aug3
Bianco 2018
89

Caiarossa

Bianco 2018

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, yellow plums and apricot with hints of cedar, honey, smoke, white pepper and dried flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Round and elegant in the mouth. Light nutty, creamy with yellow fruits and herbs in the back. Very nice limited white wine.

Viognier;Chardonnay
Aug1
The Knight Champagne, Brut Reserve
90

Champagne Vuillin Jean-Paul

The Knight Champagne, Brut Reserve

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. Nice soft mousse and tiny persistent bubble. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, green apple and pears with hints of brioche, cream and flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice roundness and freshness. The final is long with a light bitter aftertaste.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Jul31
Vin de Pays de l'Hérault blanc 2009
90

Mas de Daumas Gassac

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault blanc 2009

In the glass a medium bright copper color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe apricot, yellow apple and candied fruit with hints of honey, wax and herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with waxy soft round mouthfeel, medium acidity and still a nice freshness. Still nicely balanced and with a soft aftertaste.

Petit Manseng;Viognier;Chardonnay;Chenin Blanc
Jul29
Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
90

Felsina

Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

In the glass a dark, light transculent ruby red color with garnet edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and prunes with hints of cedar, new leather, spices and liquorice. On the palate medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium dry tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with good juice and spices, cedar and chocolate. Elegant and balanced classic Sangiovese. There is a slightly bitter note on the finish. 

Sangiovese
Jul28
Garnatxa Hisenda Miret 2017
90

Parés Baltà

Garnatxa Hisenda Miret 2017

In the glas a dark and vivid red color. On the medium+ aromatic nose aromas of dark cherries, raspberries and dark berries with hints of tea leaves, tobacco, dried flowers and sweet forest fruits. On the palate dry, full-bodied, very concentrated fruit with good balance and a bed of round tannins. Flavours are fruit forward with light creaminess, fleshy and toasted hints with spices in the back. Very interesting wine with a beautiful long finish. The wine’s originality is very enjoyable. 

Grenache
Jul24
Westhofener Aulerde Riesling 2014
91

Dreissigacker

Westhofener Aulerde Riesling 2014

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of white peach, lime and apricot with hints of honeysuckle and jasmine. On the palate dry, medium bodied with beautiful concentration, balance and velvet light waxy mouthfeel. Salty minerally fruity with a lively acid structure. The finish is long, velvet and persistent. Still a long life ahead.

Riesling
Jul21
Saar Riesling 2018
88

Van Volxem

Saar Riesling 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, citruspeel and mango with hints of elderflower, apricot and tiny petrol hint. On the palate dry, great crispy acitdity and freshness. Lot of body and juicy yellow fruit, peach, citrus, wet stone and a mineral finish.

Riesling
Jul19
Passi di Orma Bolgheri 2016
88

Orma

Passi di Orma Bolgheri 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose elegant nose of blackberries, ripe plums and dark cherries with hints of black olives, bay leaf, chocolate and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium ripe tannins. Round and supple mouthfeel with cassis, chocolate, cigar box and vanilla hints.Nice medium length finish.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Jul18
Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019
87

Chateau les Valentines

Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019

In the glass a pale salmon color, light copper. On the medium nose aromas of peach, cranberries and dried herbs with hints of grapefruit, anise and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Round and light creamy with strawberries, peach and citrus. Mineral aftertaste with light bitterness.

Cinsault;Grenache;Syrah;Mourvèdre
Jul15
Weißburgunder feinherb 2018
87

Zwölberich

Weißburgunder feinherb 2018

In the glass a very bright citrus yellow color. Almost silver. On the medium nose aromas of apple, pear and melon with hints of citrus, herbs and elderflower. On the palate dry/light sweetness with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Easy going, crispy and fresh with a recall of the nose with some tropical fruit added. Nice aftertaste.

Weißburgunder
Jul14
Château L'Hospitalet Grand Vin 2017
90

Gérard Bertrand

Château L'Hospitalet Grand Vin 2017

In the glass a intense deep purple color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe blackberries, raspberries and cherries with hints of figs, cloves, cinnamon, smoked notes and a spicy touch. On the palate medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and well integrated tannins. Velvet and round in the mouth with good structure and balance. Flavours are a recall of the nose with chocolate, vanilla, coffee and spices. Nice long layered final.

Syrah;Grenache;Mourvèdre
Jul12
Kranachberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017
89

Walter Skoff

Kranachberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of grass, gooseberries and kiwi with hints of citrus, nettle and fennel. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Not too much ( like NZ examples) but nicely balanced and elegant. Nice minerality and long fruity finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul11
Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2017
89

Alberelli di Giodo

Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2017

In the glass a pale garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of rose petal, cherries and strawberries with hints of dried herbs, orange peel, balsamico and baking spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a clear mineral line. The finish is long and persistent. Very nice Etna wine!

Nerello Mascalese
Jul10
Sassicaia 2008
93

Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia 2008

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, ripe dark plums and blackberries with hints of chocolate, tobacco, spices, flowers and cedar. On the palate dry, beautifully balanced with medium+ intensity, medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of cassis, pencil shavings and leather hints. The finish is great and persistent. Still young but very nice!!

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Jul9
Fornaci 2019 Gavi DOCG del Comune di Tassarolo
88

Castellari Bergaglio

Fornaci 2019 Gavi DOCG del Comune di Tassarolo

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, citrus and banana with hints of blossom, honey and peach. On the palate dry, ligh / medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Strong minerality with gooseberry, lime, pear and honey with a long minty almond aftertaste.

Cortese di Gavi
Jul8
Pergolaia 2015
89

Cantina Caiarossa

Pergolaia 2015

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, black cherries and balasamico wiht hints of chocolate, licorice, light cedar and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and easy going tannins. Soft and round in the mouth with lots of fruit (cherries, pomegranate), spices and cinnamon. Nice persistent finish.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot
Jul7
Pavillon Blanc 2015
93

Château Margaux

Pavillon Blanc 2015

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose with hints of pear, grapefruit and peach with hints of flowers, orangepeel and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and beautiful balance. Flavours of peach, honey, toast, cream and spices. Long persistent finish. Wow!

Sauvignon Blanc
Jul6
Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino 2011
92

Casanova di Neri

Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino 2011

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, raspberries and black currants with hints of liquorice, tobacco, leather and toasted cedar. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and intensity. Tannins are present but also ripe and well integrated. Flavours of dark berries, leather, chocolate and balsamico. Nicely balanced with cherry, chocolate and black pepper on the finish.

Sangiovese
Jul4
Special Cuvée Chardonnay 2015
89

Montes Alpha

Special Cuvée Chardonnay 2015

In the glass a deep yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of bananas, ripe yellow apple, melon and peach with hints of butter, vanilla, hazelnut and light cedar. On the palate medium+ bodied with nice balance, medium+ acidity and freshness. Not overoaked but in good portions with flavours of peach, tropical fruit and light cedar. Nice and round finish.

Chardonnay
Jul3
Montonega 2017
88

Mas Rodó

Montonega 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with greenisch reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of pear, limepeel and grapefruit with hints of fennel, yeast and chamomile. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice fresh acidity. Round mouthfeel with nice balance and flavours of ripe pear, melon and herbs. Medium finish. An unique wine which is nice to give a try.

Montonega
Jul2
Millahue 2012
94

Vina Vik Winery

Millahue 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose lovely aromas of cassis, raspberries and blackberries compote with hints of vanilla, mentol, tobacco and cedar. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied. Very well balanced with round tannins and medium+ acidity. Flavours of dark fruits, dark chocolate and a nice freshness. The finish is long and never ending.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carmenere;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Syrah
Jul1
Tannat 2018
86

Intipalka

Tannat 2018

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium+ nose of blackberries, figs and dried cherries with hints of olives, smoke, cinnamon and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with dark fruits, stawberry compote, herbs and meaty tones and ends with a medium light spicy finish.

Tannat
Jun29
Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2017
87

Viña Carmen

Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2017

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, blackberries and smoky tobacco with hints of vanilla, cedar and green pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and nice round tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with hints of cacao and dark fruits. Nice medium length finish. For sure a very well made wine and for the price even better.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Jun28
Perlé 2013
90

Ferrari

Perlé 2013

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. The mousse is fine and elegant. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of apple, blossom and peach with hints of citrus, toast, honey and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with beautiful elegant mouthfeel. Round and fresh in the mouth with yellow apple, toast and almonds. Nice and long seductive finish.

Chardonnay
Jun26
MiP Classic Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019
87

Domaine des Diables

MiP Classic Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019

In the glass a verly light salmon provence color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and citrus with hints of elderflower and roses. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with some mediterian herbs and spices. The medium finish is elegant and refreshing.

Cinsault;Grenache;Syrah
Jun25
Limited Edition A Journey in Provence 2019
88

Château Gassier

Limited Edition A Journey in Provence 2019

In the glass the Provence salmon color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, raspberries and melon with hints of white blossom and red berries. On the palate dry, medium bodied with round mouthfeel, medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of raspberries, red currants and peach with al ligth bitterness. Nice and crispy finish.

Syrah;Grenache;Cinsault;Mourvèdre;Rolle;Clairette;Tibouren;Sémillon;Cabernet;Carignan
Jun24
Pratum Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige) 2016
87

Castel Sallegg

Pratum Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige) 2016

In the glass bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of apple, pear and melon with hints of vanilla, acacia, chalk, mint and light medical hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with low acidity (in the back) and medium freshness. Flavours of white fruits, herbs, wet chalk and flowers. The medium finish is light bitter with lime peel, sage and flowers. Alot happening in the wine.

Pinot Bianco
Jun23
Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGP, 2019
88

Cantina Tollo

Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGP, 2019

In the glass apale citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of melon, yellow plu mand peach with hints of lime zest, white blossom and salinity. On the palate dry, medium bodied with vivid acidity and freshness. Round and fresh in the mouth with a recall of the nose with a light bitterness in the medium finish.

Pecorino
Jun22
Pink Pegau Rose 2019
87

Chateau Pegau

Pink Pegau Rose 2019

In the glass a bright pink salmon color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, red berries and strawberries with hints of flowers and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice medium length finish with citrus hints.

Grenache noir;Cinsault;Carignan
Jun20
El Cel Priorat 2016
93

Merum Priorati

El Cel Priorat 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums with hints of black pepper, menthol, herbs and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose witn liquorice, chocolate and herbs. A very long, complex final. Great Priorat juice.

Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon;Carignan;Grenache
Jun19
Brut Réserve NV
89

Champagne Palmer & Co

Brut Réserve NV

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with a very fine and elegant mousse. On the medium nose aromas of quince, apple, nuts and almond with floral hints and yeast. The splash of reserve wines give this wine more depth, good balance with nice freshness and little sweetness. Flavours of citruspeel, apple, peach, honey and white blossom. The medium finish end with a light bitterness.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir;Pinot Meunier
Jun18
Font de Marinas 2017
87

Costes Cirgues

Font de Marinas 2017

In the glass a bright golden, orange color. On the medium+ nose typical nose of yellow apple, ripe quince and flowers with hints of herbs, hazelnuts and light cedar. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice round mouthfeel and medium acidity. Light waxy with nice freshness and flavours of yellow fruits, apricot and peach with again those typical herbs. The finish is nice with fruit and light bitterness.

Grenache blanc;Marsanne;Vermentino
Jun17
La Côte 2018
88

Château la Négly

La Côte 2018

In the glass a intense deep red color with purple edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of black currants, blackberries and cherries with hints of pepper, liquorice, smoke and roasted meat. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with round mouthfeel, concentrated, soft tannins and lots of fruit. 14.5 alcohol but not disturbing. Nice long finish. Well worth the money (€ 15)

Syrah;Grenache;Carignan;Mourvèdre
Jun15
Bro Bianco Forli IGT 2018
86

Noelia Ricci

Bro Bianco Forli IGT 2018

In the glass a bright yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of citrus, grapefruit and yeast with hints of jasmine and orangepeel. On the palate dry, medium- bodied with medium+ acidity. Light creamy flavours of lemon, apple, almond and peach. Aromatic medium aftertaste.

Trebbiano
Jun14
White Cigalus 2018
90

Gérard Bertrand

White Cigalus 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, apricot and citrus with soft integrated hints of cedar, butter, honey and nutty vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Very well balanced with a great round mouthfeel. Light toasty with stone fruit, green apple, vanilla and butter. Long aftertaste. Very well done!

Sauvignon Blanc;Chardonnay;Viognier;Rousanne
Jun13
Pure 2019
88

Mirabeau

Pure 2019

In the glass a salmon rosé color. On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, citrus, grapefruit and hints of herbs and lychee. On the palate dry, medium- bodied and very elegant and with fresh acidity.

Grenache;Syrah
Jun12
N° 1 rosé
87

Bodvár

N° 1 rosé

In the glass a bright pink color. The bubble is fine and persistent. On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, red berries and orangepeel with hints of white flowers and mandarin. On the palate dry, medium bodied with balanced acidity and freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with mediterranean herbs and a light bitterness in the finish.

Cinsault
Jun11
La Basseta Priorat 2004
92

Mas Romani - Bodegas Mas Alta

La Basseta Priorat 2004

In the glass a deep red color with light brownish rim. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe black fruit, earth, cacao, leather, vanilla and barnyard with a light medicinal touch. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with soft well integrated tannins and nice balance. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a long aftertaste. At is peek so drink now.

Cariñena;Garnacha;Syrah;Merlot
Jun10
HB Chevalier Rosé 2018
83

Les Costières de Pomerols

HB Chevalier Rosé 2018

This rosé was ok and easy going.  Pale pink in color with strawberries, raspberries, peach and herbs. The palate is dry, easy going with medium acidity and lemon in the finish. OK to split the week.

Cinsault;Grenache Noir;Syrah
Jun9
Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2013
92

Cantina Andrian

Anrar Pinot Noir Riserva 2013

Slight ruby red in the glass with light edges. On the medium+ nose delicatea armons of cherries, raspberries and red berries with smoky hints of cedar, spices and black tea. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice acidity and medium tannins. Fruit driven with nice balance and light fleshy mouthfeel. The finish is light creamy and persistent. Wow! Great Pinot.

Pinot Noir
Jun7
Optima 2013
87

Anthonij Rupert

Optima 2013

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium++ nose aromas of cassis, brooding blackberries, plums with lots of smoky hints, cedar, vanilla and mint. On the palate dry, medium/full-bodied with medium tannins and acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with lots of dark fruit, chocolate, cedar and leather. Very powerfull and concentrated and the smoky hints are very present. The wine was the best the day after when it was more in balance and very nice drinkable. Nice and long finish. A good decant is welcome!

Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Malbec
Jun6
Thorn Napa Valley Merlot 2016
85

Prisoner Wine Co.

Thorn Napa Valley Merlot 2016

In the glass a deep purple color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe black cherries, cassis and dark chocolate with hints of smoke, vanilla and cedar. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and light sweetness. Round in the mouth with dark brooding smoky fruit, liquorice, plums and soft tannins. For me too sweet and yammy. The finish has a medium length. Not really my cup of wine.

Merlot
Jun4
Réjon 2012
90

Bodegas Tridente

Réjon 2012

In the glass a deep intense purple color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plum with hints of vanilla, earth, violets, black pepper and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and bold nicely integrated tannins. Flavours of dark concentrated fruit, smoke, violets and cedar. Nice balance and freshness. High alcohol (16%) which isn’t anoying. Light sweetness in the long aftertaste.

Tempranillo
Jun2
Sof Bibbona 2018
89

Biserno

Sof Bibbona 2018

In the glass medium pink salmon color with copper reflections. On the medium nose aromas of raspberries, peach and strawberries with hints of white flowers, rose petals and citrus. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Good balance and a nice and elegant finish.

Cabernet Franc;Syrah
Jun1
Albariño 2017
87

The Granite Post

Albariño 2017

In the glass a pale golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of apricot, yellow apples, white flowers and touches of cedar. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity. Flavours of baked apple, pear and lemon. Citrus medium finish.

Albariño
May31
Rouge 2005
90

Mas de Daumas Gassac

Rouge 2005

In the glass a dark red colorwith thin rim and a little brown shades near the edge. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark dried cherries, cranberries and coffee with hints of fennel, flowers, earth and leather. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and still available medium tannins. Still full of life with round and complex mouthfeel. Flavours of dark fruit, wet earth, liquorice and vanilla and a long lingering finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Syrah;Pinot noir;Malbec;Tannat
May29
Syrah Toscana magnum 2003
92

Tua Rita

Syrah Toscana magnum 2003

In the glass a dark inky red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, black currants and plums with hints of black tea, olives, herbs, cedar, vanilla and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nicely integrated tannins. Still full of life after 17 years. Flavours are a recall of the nose with rosemary and minty hints. Nice long aftertaste.

Syrah
May28
Riesling Wormeldange Nussbaum 2018
88

Domaine Madame Aly Duhr

Riesling Wormeldange Nussbaum 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of stonefruit, quince and tropical fruit with hints of flowers and nice minerality. On the palate dry (little off-dry), nice interplay between the medium+ acidity and the sweetness. Medium bodied with nice round mouthfeel. In the finish peach and smoky sugar.

Riesling
May27
Iltoro IGT Toscana 2018
90

Castello Romitorio

Iltoro IGT Toscana 2018

In the glass this blend shows a dark ruby red dress with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose dark berries, dark cherries and ripe plums with hints of chocolate, lavender, violets and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Flavours of dark cherries, chocolate, coffee and spices with a nice long and complex finish.

Syrah;Petit Verdot
May26
Classic Provence Rosé 2019
87

Mirabeau

Classic Provence Rosé 2019

The rosé shows a bright pink, orange color. On the medium nose aromas of summer fruit like strawberries, raspberries and peach with hints of mediterian herbs and lemon zest. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with hints of redcurrant and spices. Nice long and pleasant aftertaste.

Grenache;Syrah;Cinsault
May25
Chenin Blanc 2019
87

Simonsig Estate

Chenin Blanc 2019

In the glass a very bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of green melon, pear and lemon with hints of white flowers and cookie dough. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a interplay between tropical fruit and pear with spices. The finish had a medium+ finish.

Chenin Blanc
May23
Murmuri 2019
88

Mas Doix

Murmuri 2019

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, stonefruit and melon with hints of citrus, white flowers and herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with light creaminess, vibrant acidity and nice freshness. Not a blockbuster but an easy going white Priorat. Very nice minerality and a recall of the nose. Medium length finish.

White Grenache;Macabeo
May22
Moreccio Bolgheri 2012
86

Fattoria Casa di Terra

Moreccio Bolgheri 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and blackberries with hints of cedar, vanilla and almond. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with a recall of the nose with hints of cinnamon. Tannins and acidity have a medium intensity. Finish has a medium length.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah
May21
Chardonnay 2018
87

Rodriguez de Vera

Chardonnay 2018

In the glass a medium golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, soft lemon and stonefruits with hints of flowers, cedar, flowers and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and a light creamy mouthfeel. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a spicy, bitter finish. Delicious to drink like this, but excellent with a salad, chicken or fish.

Chardonnay
May20
Brunello di Montalcino 2015
93

Castello Romitorio

Brunello di Montalcino 2015

In the glass a light transparant ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, plums and cedar with hints of chocolate, rose petal, black pepper and vanilla. On the palate medium++bodied, juicy but powerful and with a lot of depth. Already very pleasant in the mouth (at this young age) with animating acidity and fine-grained tannins. The finish is long with hints of licorice and vanilla spices.

Sangiovese
May19
Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2016
87

Fortress

Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, plums and chocolate with hints of tobacco, cedar and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ tannins and acidity. Smooth and round in the mouth and not too bold. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Malbec;Merlot
May18
Rosé 2019
87

AIX

Rosé 2019

In the glass a very bright salmon color (almost inclined to the color of white wine) On the medium nose aromas of raspberries, red berries and strawberries with hints of herbs, spices and anise. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of strawberries, citrus, figs and orange with a medium length finish.

Cinsault;Grenache;Syrah
May17
Weissburgunder 2017
87

Wagner Stempel

Weissburgunder 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of ripe pears, apple and stonefruit with hints of white flowers and yoghurt. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a nice interplay between the acidity and light sweetness. Nice finish. Great as aperitif, salads or shellfish.

Pinot Blanc
May16
Bellevue 2013
87

Bellevue 2013

This bordeaux blend from Gascony shows a deep red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of raspberries, blackberries and cassis with hints of smoky meat, undergrowth and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ tannins and acidity. Flavours of tobacco, prunes, earth and black tea. The finish has a medium length.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Malbec
May15
N0. 7 Rosé 2019
88

Bodvar

N0. 7 Rosé 2019

In the glass a pale salmon Provence color. On the medium nose aromas of raspberries, red berries and strawberries with nice hints of white flowers, orangepeel and citrus. On the palate dry, medium bodied, elegant and round in the mouth with fresh crispy acidity. Flavours of stonefruit, strawberries and citrus with a medium+ mineral light bitter finish.

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah
May13
The Maker 2018
89

Pedro Escudero

The Maker 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, apricot and honeydew melon with hints of flowers and citrus. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice roundness, light waxy, medium+acidity and intense fruit aromas. Flavours are a recall of the nose with nice spicyness and orange peel. Nicely balanced and elegant Verdejo.

Verdejo
May12
Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012
90

Familia Fernández Rivera

Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012

In the glass a deep purple red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cassis and blackberries with hints of anise, pepper, vanilla and leather. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and elegant tannins. Nicely balanced with flavours of ripe plums, liquorice, chocolate, vanilla and mint. Nice long finish.

Tempranillo
May11
Le Sec de Rayne Vigneau 2015
88

Château de Rayne Vigneau

Le Sec de Rayne Vigneau 2015

In the glass a medium citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose grapefruit, light citrus and papaya with hints of fresh cut grass, fennel, honey  and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a beautiful smooth finish. Not the typical ‘screaming SB’ but excellent and smooth.

Sauvignon Blanc
May8
'Selectus' 2007
88

Finca Los Aljibes

'Selectus' 2007

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of overripe blackberries, dark forest fruit and plums with hints of earth, smoky cedar and balsamico. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and nice integrated tannins. Flavours of dark cherries, cedar and chocolate with a nice long finish.

Syrah;Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
May7
Porer Pinot Grigio 2018
89

Alois Lageder

Porer Pinot Grigio 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with a light copper shimmer. On the medium nose aromas of peach, melon and apple with hints of white blossom, spices and honey. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice freshness and medium acidity and nice minerality. Finishes with a small bitterness and spices. 

Pinot Grigio
May5
Prestige Rosé Provence 2019
89

Chateau Camparnaud

Prestige Rosé Provence 2019

In the glass a bright provence salmon color. On the medium nose aromas of raspberries, peach and strawberries with hints of watermelon, spices and with a stoney minerality. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a nice round mouthfeel, medium+ acidity and nice freshness. One of the best I tried lately. 

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah;Mourvèdre;Tibouren;Rolle
May4
'Veritas' Vranec Premium Reserve 2015
87

Stobi Winery

'Veritas' Vranec Premium Reserve 2015

In the glass an opaque ruby, inky red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, blackberries and black currants with hints of espresso, dark chocolate, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with supple, round mouthfeel and medium+ tannins. Flavours of black currants, dried spices and cedar. Very big and muscular but I miss a bit the complexity and refinement.

Vranec
May3
Arvum Chardonnay 2017
87

Pfitscher

Arvum Chardonnay 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, white peach and pearr with hints of tropical fruits, melon and light barrique. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice acidity and light waxy mouthfeel and nice freshness. Recall of the nose with light nutty and almond medium aftertaste.

Chardonnay
May2
Montus Blanc Sec Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2012
89

Vignobles Brumont

Montus Blanc Sec Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2012

In the glass an intense straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit and orange peel with hints of honey, toast, butter and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with citric acidity and light waxy round mouthfeel. Flavours of lemon, ripe apple, asparagus, vanilla and butter. Medium+ fresh and complex finish.

Petit Courbu;Petit Manseng
May1
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011
92

Emidio Pepe

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of sour cherries, black currants and plums with hints of earth and young leather. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and pleasant medium+ tannins (not drying). Full and round in the mouth with great balance and complexity showing flavours of plum, berries and cherries with hints of tobacco with a earthy aftertaste.

Montepulciano
Apr30
By.Ott 2019
88

Domaines Ott

By.Ott 2019

By.Ott has a light orange-pink color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of peach, apricot and wild strawberries with hints of herbs, flint and light cherries. On the palate dry, medium bodied, medium acidity and nice freshness.This rosé shows flavours of strawberries, white peach and citrus. Finishes with a light grapefruit bitter and strawberries in the medium+ aftertaste.

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah
Apr29
Caro Maestro 2014
87

Cantine Fina

Caro Maestro 2014

This Sicilian Bordeaux blend shows a deep ruby red dress. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of caramel, chocolate and some spices and eucalyptus. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and medium+ tannins. It has a round mouthfeel with concentrated flavours but still with nice freshness. The medium finish shows a little bitterness.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Apr28
Rubesco Riserva 'Vigna Monticchio' 2011
89

Lungarotti

Rubesco Riserva 'Vigna Monticchio' 2011

In the glass a deep ruby red color with gartnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and plums with smoked notes of spices, earth, vanilla, chocolate and marzipan. On the palate dry, full-bodied with nice interwoven tannins and medium+ acidity. Full of power, round in the mouth with lots of dark cherries, cinnamon, tobacco and vanilla and a nice long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Apr27
Cuvée XII 2019
89

Apostelhoeve

Cuvée XII 2019

More fruit and nice fresh acidity give this wine that extra point (climate change?) In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, citrus and unripe peach with hints of white pepper, white blossom and chalk. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a great interplay between the acidity and light sweetness. Flavours of apricot, grapefruit and citrus with orange peel and honey. Light bitterness and nice freshness in the finish.

Müller-Thurgau;Auxerrois;Pinot Gris
Apr24
Brunello di Montalcino 2013
89

Podere Brizio

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

In the glass a light transparent medium ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of wild berries and dark cherries with hints of vanilla, spices, black tea, cedar, nutmeg and young leather. On the palate medium bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose. Still a bit closed. Full long finish

Sangiovese
Apr23
Biancolo 2017
88

Gagliole

Biancolo 2017

In the glass a golden yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of lemon, apple and nectarine with hints of white blossom, spices and mint. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with great freshness and acidity which makes you long fort he next sip. Nice fresh light creamy mouthfeel with the same flavours which you can find on the nose. The finish shows frutiness and a slight bitterness. Top Tuscan white!

Trebbiano;Chardonnay
Apr22
Bolgheri Rosso 2017
89

La Cipriana

Bolgheri Rosso 2017

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries and ripe black cherries with hints of leather, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium soft tannins and round mouthfeel. On the palate a recall of the nose wity a long and pleasant finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah
Apr21
Chavignol' Sancerre Rosé 2019
87

Domaine Paul Thomas

Chavignol' Sancerre Rosé 2019

This 100% Pinot Noir rosé has a medium salmon pink coral color. On the nose medium aromas of strawberries, red currants and raspberries with hints of flowers, herbs and lemon peel. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice freshness and medium- acidity. Flavours of strawberries, peach and blood orrange and citrus with a light bitterness at the end.

Pinot Noir
Apr20
Riesling Ahn Palmberg 2018
89

Domaine Madame Aly Duhr

Riesling Ahn Palmberg 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of white peach, apricot and quince with hints of flowers and some pineapple. On the palate dry, medium bodied with beautiful crispy acidity and freshness. Round in the mouth with great interplay between the ripe fruit, minerality with a beautiful finish. Very well made!

Riesling
Apr18
Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014
89

Chateau Cantenac

Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014

In the glass a crimson red color. On the medium+ nose black cherries, plums with hints of cedar, vanilla, leather, spices and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ ripe tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of ripe cherries, mature berries, chocolate and vanilla. Nice and long finish. Santé.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Apr17
Costa di Giulia Bianco Bolgheri DOC 2018
87

Michele Satta

Costa di Giulia Bianco Bolgheri DOC 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, pear and yellow apple with hints of flowers, herbs and mint. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of pear, gooseberries and citrus with a light salty finish. 

Vermentino;Sauvignon Blanc
Apr16
'Art Series' Riesling 2014
86

Leeuwin Estate

'Art Series' Riesling 2014

In the glass a pale citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of lemon, green apple and peach with hints of flowers, petrol and honey. On the palate dry, medium+ crisp acidity with a recall of the nose. Medium length finish. Easy to drink. Not a hotshot but ok.

Riesling
Apr15
Poggio a'Frati Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
89

Rocca di Castagnoli

Poggio a'Frati Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

In the glass a bright cherry red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, cherries and red currant with hints of new leather, smoke and almond hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium well integrated tannins and medium acidity showing flavours of dark cherries, green tea, dried flowers and cedar. Nice and long finish. 

Sangiovese;Canaiolo
Apr14
Aix-en-Provence Barbebelle Rosé 2019
87

Château Barbebelle

Aix-en-Provence Barbebelle Rosé 2019

In the glass a very bright salmon color. On the medium nose aromas of strawberries,  forest fruit and raspberries with hints of peach and white blossom. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with a subtle lime acidity and freshness. Light sweet and sour with grapefruit hints, red berry fruits and a splash of green apple. Medium finish.

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah
Apr12
San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
90

Castello di Ama

San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of cherries, prunes with hints of violets, black tea, vanilla, cedar and light tobacco. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Great and long finish. A long live ahead. Will open the next bottle in 3 years.

Sangiovese
Apr11
Grand Rosé
88

Beaumont des Crayères

Grand Rosé

In the glass a bright coral color. Elegant consistent bubble  On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, grapefruit and lemon with floral hints and chalky tones. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium+ acidity and a recall of the nose. Nice long finish.

Pinot Meunier;Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Apr10
Mas d'en Compote 2015
90

Cal Pla

Mas d'en Compote 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, butter and citrus with hints of smoke, herbs and dried apricot. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. In the mouth light creamy and round with boiled fruits, yellow ripe apple, smoke and vanilla. Nice and long finish. Well done!

Xarel·lo;Picapoll Blanc;Garnacha Blanca
Apr9
Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard 2014
91

Calera

Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard 2014

In the glass a medium ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries and raspberries with hints of cedar, peppercorn, white pepper and rose petals. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium+ tannins. Flavours of dark cherries, smoke, sweet oak and spices. Still young but nicely balanced and a nice long finish.

Pinot Noir
Apr8
Mistigris Mas de Louis Pur Gris 2018
87

Domaine Mas de Gachon

Mistigris Mas de Louis Pur Gris 2018

In the glass a very bright salmon color. On the medium nose aromas of peach, grapefruit and citrus with hints of white blossom and mediterranean herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice freshness and minerality. Light bitterness in the aftertaste.

Syrah;Muscat de Lunel
Apr7
Utiel-Requena 'Cerrogallina' 2016
89

Cerrogallina

Utiel-Requena 'Cerrogallina' 2016

In the glass a medium purple color with many legs. On the medium nose aromas of fresh blackberries, ripe plums and black currant with hints of dark spices, liquorice, espresso and some citrus liquor. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium ripe tannins. Round mouthfeel with cassis, blackberries, cherries and tart liquorice blended with toasted oak and tobacco. The finish is long with warm dark fruit, sweet spices and tobacco.

Bobal
Apr6
Rosé 2019
88

Gerard Bertrand

Rosé 2019

In the glass a very bright salmon color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of roses, peach and melon with hints of vanilla, herbs and lemon. On the palate dry, medium- bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Very elegant  with flowers, peach, raspberries and spices. The finish is dry and mineral.

Syrah;Cinsault;Mourvèdre;Grenache
Apr5
'Poggioaicieli' Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016
87

Tenuta Torciano

'Poggioaicieli' Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of pear, apple and citrus with hints of roses and honey. On the palate dry, medium-bodied and medium acidity with flavours of apple, pear, vanilla and almond in the medium finish.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Apr4
Rosé Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2018 - Bio
87

Mas de Cadenet

Rosé Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2018 - Bio

In the glass a bright salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of cranberries, peach and citrus with hints of white blossom. On the palate dry, medium- bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of citrus, cranberries and herbs and a medium crisp finish.

Grenache;Cinsault;Syrah
Apr2
Barolo Riserva Rüncot 1999
90

Elio Grasso

Barolo Riserva Rüncot 1999

In the glass a wonderful brick red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of forest floor, mushrooms, black tea and some smoky hints of dried cherries and mocha. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Flavours of bacon, truffles and smokey hints. Nice and long finish.

Nebbiolo
Apr1
Pinot Blanc / Auxerrois 2017
85

Pietershof Wijndomein

Pinot Blanc / Auxerrois 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, pear and citrus with hints of blossom and yeast. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of pear, green apple and citrus. Also some hints of grapefruit with white pepper and honey. The finish is a bit short. 

Pinot Blanc;Auxerrois
Mar31
Venus 2013
91

Venus la Universal

Venus 2013

In the glass this wine shows a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ great nose aromas of forest fruit, dark cherries and jammy fruit with hints of leather, smoke, dried figs and coffee. On the palate medium++ bodied wih lively acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice and long aftertaste.

Carignan;Grenache;Syrah
Mar30
88

Librandi

"Critone", Val di Neto Bianco 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of melon, pear and citrus with hints of flowers and light honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ crisp acidity and nice freshness. Light creamy in the mouth with a recall of the nose with some stonefruit and citrus. Great value.

Chardonnay;Sauvignon Blanc
Mar28
Saint-Estephe 2003
89

Château Haut-Marbuzet

Saint-Estephe 2003

In the glass a deep ruby red color with brick edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, vanilla and forest floor with hints of cedar, mushrooms and spice box. On the palate dry, with medium acidity and medium well integrated tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with black pepper and liquorice. Nicely balanced with a long long and pleasant finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Mar27
Rosso di Montalcino 2013
88

Mastrojanni

Rosso di Montalcino 2013

In the glass a garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of brambles and dark cherries with hints of leather, liquorice, earth, coffee and anise. On the palate dry, soft and warm in the mouth with medium tannins and medium+ acidity. Very well balanced and a recall of the nose. Medium+ finnish. Could keep for some years.

Sangiovese
Mar26
Cuvée 'Servator' 2014
90

Emil Bauer & Söhne

Cuvée 'Servator' 2014

In the glass light transparent ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, plums and violets with hints of dark chocolate, truffle and smoky spicy hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Well balanced and with a long spicy finish. Absolutely surprised with this high quality. 

Nebbiolo;Barbera
Mar25
F-Series Pinot Noir 2016
87

Framingham

F-Series Pinot Noir 2016

In the glass a cloudy ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of cherries and raspberries with hints of flowers, forest floor, cedar and spices. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with nice round mouthfeel, medium tannins and acidity. Easy drinking Pinot

Pinot Noir
Mar24
Negre De Negres 2010 Priorat
90

Clos de Portal

Negre De Negres 2010 Priorat

In the glass a dark garnet color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark forest fruit, plums and black currants with well integrated hints of chocolate, herbs, leather and smoke. On the palate dry, medium++ body with great balance and roundness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a long and pleasant finish.

Grenache;Carignan;Syrah.
Mar23
Kirchspiel Riesling Grosse Lage 2011
91

Kirchspiel Riesling Grosse Lage 2011

Kirchspiel Riesling Grosse Lage 2011

In the glass a deep golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dried apricot and ripe yellow apple with hints of honey, butter and light petrol. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with great complexity, balance and roundness. Still lots of acidity (fruit) and freshness and silky in the mouth. Nice and long aftertaste.

Riesling
Mar22
Cuvée Prestige 2013 Brut Nature
86

St. Martinus

Cuvée Prestige 2013 Brut Nature

Small bubble, nice mousse ( after some minutes slightly disappearing ) On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, pear and citrus with hints of yeast, toast and nuts. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Flavours of citrus, light barrique and nutty hints. Light almond finish.

Souvignier Gris
Mar21
Ried Loibenberg Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2016
88

Weingut Knoll

Ried Loibenberg Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2016

In the glass a light golden yellow color / bright amber. On the medium nose aromas of ripe pear, yellow apple and nectarine with hints of citrus, wet stone and light smoke. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and freshness. I expected more acidity but a very nice balanced and fresh wine with a light nutty aftertaste.

Riesling
Mar20
Pinot Noir 2016
88

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Pinot Noir 2016

In the glass a brick red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, strawberries and cherries with hints of smoke, black pepper and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Flavours of red fruits, spices and herbs. Nice and long aftertaste. Would like to try in 3/4 years.

Pinot Noir
Mar18
Viñedos Viejos de Altura Garnacha 2014
90

Secastilla

Viñedos Viejos de Altura Garnacha 2014

In the glass a deep garnet red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of ripe red currants, raspberries and black cherries with well integrated hints of spices, barrique, tobacco, earth and dark chocolate. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium ripe tannins. Very nice balanced, round and elegant in the mouth with a recall of the nose and some extra flavours like licorice and choclate. The finish is pleasant and persistent.

Garnacha
Mar17
Etna Bianco 2018
89

Tornatore

Etna Bianco 2018

In the glass a medium citrus color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of nectarine, grapefruit and citrus with hints of herbs, hay and mint. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of citrus, green apple and bitterness in the light smoky finish. Great with shellfish, vegetarian meals, starters and snacks.

Carricante
Mar15
Terra di Monteverro Toscana 2013
91

Monteverro

Terra di Monteverro Toscana 2013

In the glass a ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, ripe black cherries and blackberries with hints of chocolate, vanilla, cedar and light tobacco. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with beautiful elegance and balance. Smooth medium tannins and acidity with flavours of dark ripe fruit, liquorice and minty tones. A great long finish that makes you long for the next one.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Mar11
Solengo 2004
91

Argiano

Solengo 2004

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark forest fruit, black plums and black currant with hints of leather, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Still full of life with nice balance and round mouthfeel. Nice long finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot;Merlot;Sangiovese
Mar10
Barrel Select Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018
88

Survivor wines

Barrel Select Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018

In the glass a medium golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, apricot and  quince with hints of vanilla, butter, toast and orangepeel. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Rich and round in the mouth and not heavily oaked. Flavours of apricot and quince with vanilla and lime hints. Medium length finish. Best with some food.

Chardonnay
Mar8
Ribeiro 'Maria Andrea' 2018
88

Eduardo Peña

Ribeiro 'Maria Andrea' 2018

In the glass a pale golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, apple, quince  and melon with hints of flowers,herbs and honey. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+. Round, light creamy with nice freshness (acidity) showing flavours of melon, quince and mediterranean herbs. Finish is long and persistent with light almond aftertaste.

Treixadura;Albariño;Loureira
Mar6
Special Limited Edition Jumilla DOP 2016
87

Juan Gil

Special Limited Edition Jumilla DOP 2016

In the glass a deep vibrant ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blueberries, blackberries and plums with hints of cinnamon, smoke, black pepper and balsamico. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Concentrated and round mouthfeel with black fruit and spices. Nice long finish. Great price, quality from Spain.

Monastrell
Mar4
Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT 2009
93

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT 2009

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark ripe cherries and blackberries with hints of leather, tobacco, herbs, mint and earth. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with a nice round mouthfeel, concentrated, medium tannins and acidity. The complex flavours are a recall of the nose with barrique and dark choclate notes. The finish is persistent and long.

Sangiovese
Mar3
Winemob Brut Nature
87

Riffel

Winemob Brut Nature

In the glass a bright citrus color. The bubble is persistent with a medium- mousse. On the medium nose aromas of lemon, yellow apple and apricot with hints of yeast, flint, vegetables and dried flowers. On the palate dry+, medium bodied, medium+ acidity showing flavours of lemon, apple and quinces with a smoky hint. Medium length finish.

Riesling
Mar2
Il Carbonaione 2013
90

Podere Poggio Scalette

Il Carbonaione 2013

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, plums and black cherries with hints of toast, chocolate, spices and some green hints. On the palate medium+ bodied, medium tannins and acidity. Concentrated, elegant and round in the mouth. Long final with coffee hints. I would keep this for some more years in the cellar.

Sangiovese
Mar1
Ribera del Duero Reserva 2011
90

Bodegas Valduero

Ribera del Duero Reserva 2011

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, plums and blackberries with hints of barrique, vanilla, leather, chocolate and smoke. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and ripe tannins. Good structure and balance and integration of the wood. Round and smooth in the mouth with flavours that are a recall of the nose with a nice fruity, balsamico finish.

Tempranillo
Feb29
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016
88

Fattoria del Cerro

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016

In the glass a vivid ruby red color with garnet rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of violets, vanilla and spices. On the palate dry, medium acidity and medium tannins. Nicely balanced and little smoky flavours of dark fruits, barrique, chocolate and black pepper. Nice medium+ aftertaste.

Sangiovese Grosso; Nammolo
Feb28
Riesling 'Clos de Duras' 2018
87

Gloire de Duras

Riesling 'Clos de Duras' 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of lemon, ripe nectarine and green apple with hints of spices. On the palate dry, medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Nice interplay between the acidity and the little sweetness. Nicely balanced with a nice finish. Would like to try over 2/3 years

Riesling
Feb26
Amaya Arzuaga Colección 2014
90

Bodegas Arzuaga

Amaya Arzuaga Colección 2014

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of ripe black cherries, plums and blackberries with hints of spices, barrique and floral hints. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied, with medium+ acidity and ripe medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose. Smooth and round in the mouth with nice elegance.

Tempranillo;Albillo
Feb24
Les Terrasses 2017
92

Álvaro Palacios

Les Terrasses 2017

In the glass intense dark colored, purple-black with violet edge. On the medium+ nose complex aromas of raspberries, blackberries and plums with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, licorice and mint. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied + medium acidity and ripe tannins. Flavours of blackberries, cassis, spices, chocolate and mint. Well balanced and light creamy in the mouth. Long and lingering finish! 

Cariñena;Garnacha;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Feb22
Margaux 2000
88

Chateau Marquis de Terme

Margaux 2000

In the glass a deep red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of barrique, plums, tobacco, vanilla and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium- tannins and medium acidity. Still very enjoyable with a recall of the nose and a soft round mouthfeel.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Feb21
Kerner Valle Isarco 2018
88

Villscheider

Kerner Valle Isarco 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, green apple and a touch of tropical fruit with hints of white flowers and wet stone. On the palate dry, with medium+ acidity and freshness showing flavours of peach, apricot and herbs. Nice round and balanced with a pleasant long finish.

Kerner
Feb19
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento 1997
91

Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento 1997

In the glass a ruby red color with brownish rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of dried cherries, leather, earth and hints of balsamico and black olives. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with soft tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Nice finish.

Sangiovese
Feb17
Weißburgunder
89

Dr. Crusius

Weißburgunder "Kaffel" 2016

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of apricot, apple and pear with well integrated hints of vanilla. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with great balance, freshness and acidity. In the mouth soft, light creamy and lovely interplay between the acidity and light sweetness. Nice long final.

Pinot Blanc
Feb16
Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 1999
94

Poliziano

Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 1999

In the glass a deep red color with light brownish rim. On the medium++ nose delicate aromas of ripe black fruit, plums and hints of leather, tobacco and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with perfect balance, intensity and mouthfeel. Still medium tannins with velvet mouthfeel showing flavours of dark fruits, leather and tobacco. Excellent long final. Top!

Sangiovese
Feb15
Mephisto 2014
86

Weingut Bruker

Mephisto 2014

In the glass a deep red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, cherries and red currants with hints of pepper, flowers and vergetable hints. On the palate dry, medium bodied  with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of cherries, raspberries, light vanilla and spices. Medium fruity finish.

Lemberger;Cabenet Sauvignon
Feb14
Dominio de Atauta 2016
90

Dominio de Atauta

Dominio de Atauta 2016

In the glasss an intense purple color with high viscosity. On the medium+ nose blackberries, black forest fruit, slightly jammed with hints of licorice, herbs, spices, smoke and vegetal hints. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and ripe medium+ tannins. Round mouthfeel with warm flavours of blackberries, smoke, vanilla and spices. Nice medium+ finish. 

Tempranillo
Feb13
Etna Rosso Contrada Feudo di Mezzo 2015
90

Cottanera

Etna Rosso Contrada Feudo di Mezzo 2015

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, cherries and plums with hints of spices, laurel and dried flowers. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Nicely balanced with good structure showing flavours of red berries, smoke, licorice and earthy minerals. Nice long aftertaste with good aging potential.

Nerello Mascalese
Feb12
Stellenbosch Manor Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc
86

Stellenrust Wine Estate

Stellenbosch Manor Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of pineapple, pear and lemon with hints of barrique, toast and cinnamon.  On the palate medium+ bodied with medium acidity and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavours of lemon, pear, toasty vanilla and nectarine on an oaky background.

Chenin Blanc
Feb11
If You Are Racist Sauvignon Blanc
85

Emil Bauer & Söhne

If You Are Racist Sauvignon Blanc

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of lime, grapefruit and pear with hints of yeast and apple blossom. On the palate dry, light bodied with medium+ acidity and freshness. A bit too flat palate for me with gooseberry, citrus aftertaste.

Sauvignon Blanc
Feb10
Bottaz Refosco 2012
88

Venica & Venica

Bottaz Refosco 2012

In the glass a impenetrable dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberry and red currants with hints of green pepper, chocolate, coffee and balsamico hints. On the palate medium+ bodied, soft tannins and medium acidity. Fresh and round in the mouth with a long pleasant aftertaste. Very nice made.

Refosco
Feb9
Riesling St. Urbans-Hof 2018
89

Nik Weis

Riesling St. Urbans-Hof 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of green apple, pear and citrus with hints of apricot, flowers and minerals. On the palate dry, with nice interplay between acidity and little sweetness with nice elegance and balance for such young wine. Light sweetness in the nice finish.

Riesling
Feb7
Rubiolo Chianti Classico 2017
88

Gagliole

Rubiolo Chianti Classico 2017

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of ripe cherries, wild berries, blackcurrants and spices with hints of eucalyptus, earth and barrique. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Nice round mouthfeel. Flavours are a recall of the nose. Nice and long aftertaste.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Feb6
Messorio 1999
94

Le Macchiole

Messorio 1999

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark berries, mint, liquorice and spices. Still full-bodied with a wonderful mouthfeel, concentrated with plums, toast, spices and earthy hints.

Merlot
Feb5
Riesling Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad 2016
88

Weingut von Winning

Riesling Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad 2016

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the palate dry, medium bodied with ripe pear, tropical fruits and grapefruit with hints of pertol, flint and honey notes. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity, light creamy and with a nice freshness. Finish is of medium intensity and length.

Riesling
Feb4
Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs 2007
95

Weingut Keller

Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs 2007

In the glass a medium+ golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of apple, citrus and ripe peach with hints of petrol, sweet apricot and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with great concentration, softness, roundness, freshness and perfectly in balance. Medium acidity, light sweetness and swiff of minerality and a nice nerverending finish. 

Riesling
Feb3
d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2015
87

d'Arenberg

d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose red berries, cherry coke and blackberries with hints of barrique, chocolate, herbs and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and ripe medium tannins. High alcohol but well integrated with raspberries, plums and spices and herbs. Medium+ finish with nice spicyness.

Shiraz;Grenache
Feb2
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004
93

Uccelliera

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004

In the glass intense dark ruby red color. In the medium++ nose aromas of ripe dark plums, blackberries with hints of cassis, tobacco, spices, mushrooms, barrique and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied, round in the mouth with excellent texture. Vibrant acidity and nice tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose. Nice and persistent aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Feb1
Les Comes d’Orto Montsant 2016
87

Orto Vins

Les Comes d’Orto Montsant 2016

In the glass a a light transparent ruby red color. On the medium++ nose ripe red fruits like cherries, raspberries and plums with hints of violets, smoke, spices and figs. On the palate medium bodied  with fine tannins, medium acidity with lots of red and black fruits. Flavours of red berries, cherries and plums with liquorice hints. Ending with light mineral nuances.

Garnacha;Samsó;Tempranillo
Jan30
Blanco de Guarda 2016
88

Sedella

Blanco de Guarda 2016

In the glass an intense straw yellow color with greenish reflections. On the medium++ nose (muscate variety) funky aromas of pear, melon, some stonefruit with hints of honey and citrus. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and round mouthfeel. Flavours are light salty, stonefuit, melon, flowers with secondary sweet notes. Nice long light bitter aftertaste. Very unique wine.

Moscatel de Alejandría;Calona;Montua;Doradilla;Vijiriega
Jan29
Helios Rosso IGP Terre Siciliane 2016
88

Di Giovanna

Helios Rosso IGP Terre Siciliane 2016

In the glass a dark and deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, cranberries and blackberries with smoky hints of spices, vanilla, dried flowers and some tobacco. On the palate medium++ bodied, soft, warm and round with nice acidity and medium tannins. The wine is fresh and nicely balanced and the finisj shows a bit alcohol and cherry notes. I think this will get better in the coming years.

Nero d’Avola;Syrah
Jan28
Dido 2017
89

Venus la Universal

Dido 2017

In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, red berries and wild strawberries with hints of spices, balsamico and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Smoky flavours of cherries, ripe plums and chocolate. Very nice and elegant round finish. A really beautiful wine at a very nice price.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Garnacha;Merlot
Jan26
Flaccianello della Pieve Colli 1999
93

Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli 1999

In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of ripe dark fruit, sweet tobacco, forest floor and olives. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with smooth acidity and mellow tannins. Flavours of plums, blackberries, ripe cherries with sweet spices, coffee and truffles. Concentrated and light creamy with supple texture and nice and long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Jan25
Brunello di Montalcino 2012
89

Poggio Il Castellare

Brunello di Montalcino 2012

In the glass a dark ruby red color with little garnet rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, dark berries and plums with earthy hints, leather and flowers. On the palate medium+ bodied, round and elegant with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of ripe cherries, dried prune, leather and oak. Nice medium+ final.

Sangiovese Grosso
Jan24
Federspiel 2012 - Rotes Tor Grüner Veltliner
90

Franz Hirtzberger

Federspiel 2012 - Rotes Tor Grüner Veltliner

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of apple, pear and apricot with hints of petrol, flowers and honey. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity. Flavours of stone fruit, citrus, white pepper and yoghurt. The finish is long and round in the mouth. Ready to drink.

Grüner Veltliner
Jan23
Vendimia Seleccionada 2016
88

Pico Cuadro

Vendimia Seleccionada 2016

In the glass a dark red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of vanilla, herbs, choclate and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Nicely balanced and powerful flavours of dark fruits, spices and barrique. Medium+ finish. Enough potential to get higher in points.

Tempranillo
Jan22
Campo del Maestro 2015
89

Brunelli

Campo del Maestro 2015

In the glass a ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of forest fruit, red berries and dried cherries with hints of chocolate, spices, vanilla and licorice. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and soft tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with light earthy hints, cinnamon and raisins. Nice long aftertaste.

Brunelli
Jan21
Ghiaie della Furba IGT 2013
90

Tenuta di Capezzana

Ghiaie della Furba IGT 2013

In the glass a deep and dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, raspberries and plums with hints of sweet spices, chocolate and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and steady tannins. Warm and rounnd mouthfeel with flavours of wild berries, dark fruits, black pepper and chocolate with a elegant and complex medium+ finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah
Jan20
Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard 2014
91

Calera

Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard 2014

In the glass a dark ruby color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, strawberries and plums with hints of violets, mint and light barrique. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and fine grained tannins. Concentrated and balanced with nice complexity with flavours of strawberries, pepper, smoke and wet forest floor. Still very young and powerful.

Pinot Noir
Jan18
Pinot Grigio 'Puiten' 2017
88

Schreckbichl Colterenzio

Pinot Grigio 'Puiten' 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with geenish rim. On the medium nose aromas of pear, apple and honey melon wih hints of spices and lemon peel. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with round (light creamy) mouthfeel, medium+ acidity and freshness. Flavours of ripe pear, apples, citrus and light butter touch. Almond in the medium+ finish.

Pinot Grigio
Jan17
Blanc de blancs Premier Cru
90

Frerejean Frères

Blanc de blancs Premier Cru

In the glass a pale straw color with golden reflections. A generous white mousse that shows good hold. Persistent fine bubbles. On the medium+ nose aromas of dried apricots, citrus with hints of buttered toasted bread, yeast and blossom. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with light creamy textural feel with flavours of stone fruit, citrus and honey with hints of baked bread and toast. The finish has a light grapefruit, citrus taste which is long and persistent.

Chardonnay
Jan15
Godina Garnacha 2014
90

Bodegas Morca

Godina Garnacha 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color with violet rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, stewed fruit, vanilla and spices.  On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with a nice round mouthfeel, medium tannins and flavours of blackberries, vanilla, light barrique and spices.  Lovely smooth finish. This one is ready to drink. The high alcohol level I didn’t noticed.

Garnacha
Jan14
Cardellino Chardonnay 2018
88

Elena Walch

Cardellino Chardonnay 2018

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of melon, mango and peach with subtle hints of butter, straw and lychee. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, slightly mineral in taste, also somewhat severe, refined acids, still young in development. Very refreshing style Chardonnay (not the typical) with tropical fruits, herbs and honey. Very nice and long finish.

Chardonnay
Jan12
Tinto Reserva 2007
90

Bodegas López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Tinto Reserva 2007

In the glass a deep garnet red color with brownish rim. On the medium (little shy but complex) nose aromas of dark cherries, dried blackberries and barrique with hints of vanilla, herbs and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and medium+ tannins. The finish is long and persistent with dark cherries and vanilla. Still 5 bottles left to retaste in 2 or 3 years.

Tempranillo;Garnacha;Graciano;Mazuelo
Jan8
Verdejo 2018
88

Dominio de Verderrubi

Verdejo 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, ripe pear and citrus with hints of grapefruit. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity, freshness and nice round. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a salty minerality. The finish has a medium+ length.

Verdejo
Jan6
Maancrie Offida DOCG 2012
91

Vigneti Bonaventura

Maancrie Offida DOCG 2012

In the glass a deep and intense ruby red color. On the medium+ nose  black cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of leather, vanilla, black pepper and coffee. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and medium well integrated tannins. Warm and round mouthfeel, nicely balanced  with a recall of the nose. Long and persistent aftertaste.

Montepulciano;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan4
Vermentino di Sardegna Manzanile 2018
87

Gabbas

Vermentino di Sardegna Manzanile 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of pear, citrus and nectarines with light hints of barrique, herbs and white flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and soft mouthfeel. Flavours of pear, nectarines and herbs with a light almond medium aftertaste.

Vermentino
Jan3
Priorat 2016
91

Ferrer Bobet

Priorat 2016

In the glass a deep dark red color with purple rim. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe blackberries, dark cherries with roasted meat, balsamico, leather with earthy hints. On the palate medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and fine grained tannins. Lovely round mouthfeel and long aftertaste. Still young but already very drinkable. Very nice red.

Cariñena;Garnacha;Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan1
Pinot Bianco Tradition 2018
87

Kellerei Terlan

Pinot Bianco Tradition 2018

In the glass a pale citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of apple, pear, banana and melon with hints of honey, lemon grass and lime. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and freshness. Flavours of pear, lemon, mango and nice minerality. Medium aftertaste.

Pinot Bianco
Dec30
Jurosa Chardonnay 2011
90

Lis Neris

Jurosa Chardonnay 2011

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of exotic fruit, lemon, hazelnut, butter and vanilla. On the palate medium++ bodied with medium acidity and round light fatty mouthfeel. Lots of butter, vanilla and oak. Maybe too much for me but it goes well with the acidity and it's great with food. Could be a combo of Napa Chardonnay and a Meursault.

Chardonnay
Dec29
Collio Pinot Bianco 2017
87

Schiopetto

Collio Pinot Bianco 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of apricot, peach and pear with hints of white blossom, white pepper and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of peach, pear and lemon with a medium light almond finish. Shame of the aftertaste otherwise it scored better

Pinot Bianco
Dec28
Planots Priorat 2013
95

Celler Cal Pla

Planots Priorat 2013

In the glass a deep red color with purple edges. On  the medium++ amazing nose delicate aromas of ripe blackberries, black cherries, blueberries with well integrated hints of black pepper, herbs, barrique and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Very complex and concentrated aromas of ripe black plums, blackberries, liquorice, spices and light vanilla. Great, fresh and concentrated wine from Priorat with a beautiful long aftertaste. Still young with a beautiful life ahead

Grenache;Carignan
Dec27
Cava Brut Vintage 2014
90

Pere Ventura

Cava Brut Vintage 2014

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden rim. Fine and persistent perlage. On the medium nose aromas of lemon, yellow apple and flowers with hints of toast, herbs and a splash of honey. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, light creamy but with nice freshness, balance and richness. Flavours of lemon tart, peach, brioche and butter. Nice long light almond aftertaste.

Xarel-Lo;Chardonnay
Dec24
Corimbo 2015
90

Bodegas La Horra

Corimbo 2015

In the glass an intense dark cherry red color. On the medium+ nose of dark plums, dark cherries and blackberries with hints of pine, vanilla, balsamico and barrique. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with firm ripe tannins, medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of cherries, blackberries, dark chocolate and vanilla. The finish is medium+ with dark fruits. Still young but already very nice drinkable.

Tempranillo
Dec23
Z 2013
91

De Toren

Z 2013

I decanted the wine for an half hour and it jumped out of the glass. In the glass a dark inky red color. On the medium++ nose delicate aromas of dark berries, cassis and flowers with hints of earth, vanilla and tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with well integrated tannins and acidity. Full of black fruits, smoky leather, concentrated and balanced. Amazing long tasty finish.

Merlot;Malbec;Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot
Dec22
Cornas Billes Noires 2015
89

Domaine du Coulet - Matthieu Barret

Cornas Billes Noires 2015

In the glass a deep purple color. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe berries, canned peas, dusty strawberries, olives and bacon with hints of earth and game. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ tannins. Spicy and still young with great potential. Medium+ finish.

Syrah
Dec22
Pievi Bolgheri Rosso 2016
88

Fabio Motta

Pievi Bolgheri Rosso 2016

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose smoky blackberries, cherries with hints of rosemary, sandalwood and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with pleasant acidity and medium+ tannins. Flavours of plums, dried blackberries, earth and black pepper. Nice finish. Will retaste in two years.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese
Dec21
Terroir Historic negre 2018
88

Terroir al Limit

Terroir Historic negre 2018

In the glass a slightly transparent deep red, violet color. On the nose a (not typical Priorat) medium+ nose aromas of black ripe cherries, blueberries and smoky liquorice with hints of spices, dried herbs and some tobacco. On the palate medium+ bodied, medium+ acidity and medium grippy tannins. Nice freshness and mouthfeel with concentrated flavours of liquorice, blueberries, ripe red fruits and spices. The finish is long, spicy and persistent.

Carignan;Grenache
Dec20
Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2009
90

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux (Grand Cru Classé) 2009

In the glass a dark ruby red color with light aging at the rim. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of blackberries, berries, plums and cherry tones with hints of licorice, barrique, forest floor and smoky hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, still feeling very young but also soft, round and elegant. The taste is a recall of the nose with medium acidity and tannins. 

Dec19
Etna Rosso 2017
89

Tornatore

Etna Rosso 2017

In the glass this Etna red shows a bright garnet color, light tranparent. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of red berries, strawberries and forest fruit with well integrated hints of graphite, blackberries, light barrique with spicy tones. On the palate dry, medium bodied with great structure, balance and beautiful depth. Medium acidity and medium+ tannins. Flavours of red fruits, prunes and earthy hints. The finish is medium+ with light salty aftertaste.

Nerello Mascalese;Nerello Cappuccio
Dec18
Urban Dry Riesling 2018
89

Nik Weis / St. Urbans-Hof

Urban Dry Riesling 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, lime, peach with hints of honey, fruitcake and wet stones. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a small playful sweetness with soft acids. Dry attack with citrus, light sweetness and nice round creamyness with apple, grapefruit hints. The finish is fairly long with peachy flavours.

Riesling
Dec17
Brunello di Montalcino 2007
88

Val di Suga

Brunello di Montalcino 2007

In the glass a brick red color, light transparent. On the medium+ nose aromas of dried cherries, leather, chocolat and forest floor. On the palate medium+ bodied with well integrated tannins and medium acidity. Smooth, round and I think it’s over it’s peak but still very nice. Drink now.

Sangiovese
Dec16
Lafóa Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90

Schreckbichl Colterenzio

Lafóa Sauvignon Blanc 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, melon, gooseberry and apricot with hints of wet stone, nuts, light barrique and some tropical fruits. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied, nice complexity, round, medium+ acidity and freshness. Very well balanced, little fatness with nice minerality. Top SB from Alto Adige with great aging potential.

Sauvignon Blanc
Dec15
Gran Reserva 2013
88

Bodegas Cune

Gran Reserva 2013

In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of cherries, red berries and plums with hints of vanilla, coconut, chocolate and spicy tobacco. On the palate medium ++ bodied with a recall of the nose. Medium acidity and ripe tannins. Nice long finish. Excellent PQR.

Tempranillo;Graciano;Mazuelo
Dec13
Grüner Veltliner Fumberg 2017
89

Grüner Veltliner Fumberg 2017

In the glass a pale citrus color. On the medium+ nose aromas of pear, apple and peach with hints of jasmine, lemon, white pepper and tea. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with nice light waxy mouthfeel and medium acidity. Flavours of peach, red apples and butter with a medium light spicy aftertaste.

Grüner Veltliner
Dec13
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Grand Cru Classé 2005
93

Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Grand Cru Classé 2005

In the glass a rich and dark red colour. On the nose very ripe cherries, cassis, hint of leather, mushrooms and low toasted oak. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with ripe tannins and medium acidity. Very nice, smooth and round in the mouth with a long persistent finish. Wow!

Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec12
Chardonnay Auxerrois
87

Gloire de Duras

Chardonnay Auxerrois

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, pear and peach with hints of lime, white flowers and some spices. On the palate dry, medium-bodied, soft and round with medium acidity and nice balance. Fruit driven, very pure with a nice and elegant finish.

Chardonnay;Auxerrois
Dec10
Montsant  Acústic Blanc 2017
89

Acústic Celler

Montsant Acústic Blanc 2017

In the glass a very bright straw yellow color. On the nose aromas of apple, melon and pear with smoky hints of tropical fruits, vanilla and toast. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice freshness and acidity and a little fatness which makes is round and balanced. In the finish a light nutty and spicy finish.

Grenache blanc;Grenache gris;Macabeu;Pansal
Dec9
Korlat Vina Syrah 2015
89

Vinarija Benkovac

Korlat Vina Syrah 2015

In the glass it shows a clear deep dark purple colour. On the medium+ nose concentrated aromas blackberries, black currants and dark berries with hints of raisins, tobacco, dark chocolate and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied  with medium acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Full of sun dark fruits, coffee and dark chocolate. A bit like Amarone style but not with the sweetness you would expect. A powerhouse Syrah from Croatia.

Syrah
Dec7
Etna Rosso Contrada Montelaguardia DOC “Fragore” 2016
91

Donnafugata

Etna Rosso Contrada Montelaguardia DOC “Fragore” 2016

In the glass it shows a bright ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of berries, forrest fruits with hints of sweet spices, mint, violets and balsamico notes.  On the palate medium++ bodied with medium acidity, fine tannins, nicely balanced and with nice complexity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with plums, berries and spices and a long and elegant finish.

Nerello Mascalese
Dec6
Mariage 2015
87

Weingut Waldschütz

Mariage 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherry compote, dark berries and herbs with hints of toast, spices and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium bodied  with medium acidity and well integrated tannins. Flavours of plums, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The finish is pleasant and medium+ 

Zweigelt
Dec4
Rubicon 2012
90

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
Dec3
Kranachberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016
91

Weingut Sattlerhof

Kranachberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016

In the glass a bright yellow-green color with silver reflections. On the medium+ smoky nose aromas of grapefruit, gooseberries and mango with hints of lemongrass, herbs and white flowers.  On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with nice complexity, medium++ acidity and nice freshness. Very special palate with flavours of grapefruit, asparagus and apricot with a nice mineral background. Long and complex aftertaste.

Sauvignon Blanc
Dec2
Champagne 'Brut Tradition' Premier Cru
88

Jean-Pierre Patigny

Champagne 'Brut Tradition' Premier Cru

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. The perflage is fine and persistent. On the medium nose delicate aromas of ripe pear, citrus and peach with hints of brioche and almond. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice freshness, medium acidity and a soft and round mouthfeel. You can discover flavours of ripe stone fruit, orangezest and hazelnut with a nice fresh and light almond finish.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir;Pinot Meunier
Dec1
Rosso di Montalcino 2016
88

Castello Romitorio

Rosso di Montalcino 2016

In the glass a garnet red color.  On the medium nose aromas of black cherries, plums and raspberries with hints of violets, vanilla and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied, medium+ acidity and tannins. Flavours of tart cherry, black currant, black pepper and cloves. Medium spicy finish.

Sangiovese
Nov28
Quiete Bio Pecorino Offida 2018
87

Tenuta de Angelis

Quiete Bio Pecorino Offida 2018

In the glass a bright light cloudy golden citrus color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, pear and some tropical fruits with hints of white pepper, flowers and melon. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium++ acidity and nice freshness. Inviting flavours of pineapple, stonefruit and melon with lemon, mandarin and a nice salinity. Little fizzle and lemon aftertaste.

Pecorino
Nov27
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
90

Decoy

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

In the glass a bright deep violet, crimson color. On the medium++ nose delicate aromas of blackberries, plums and black cherries with smoky hints of dark chocolate, spices and cedar. On the palate medium+ bodied, medium+ tannins and medium acidity. Very elegant, balanced and with the right freshness to make it very nice drinkable already. Flavours of dark fruit, coffee and spices with light earthy hints. The finish is pleasant and persistent.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov24
Cerviano Barolo 2010
92

Marziano Abonna

Cerviano Barolo 2010

In the glass a deep brick red color. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe prunes and dark cherries with hints of earth, dark chocolate, spices and coffee. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and well integrated tannins. Great and long finish. This one could age for more years but is very nice drinkable right now.

Nebbiolo
Nov22
Riesling 2016
89

Falkenstein

Riesling 2016

In the glass a pale yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, pear and flint with nice light swiff of petrol. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice interplay between acidity and light sweetness. Light waxy, warm with flavours of pear, tropical fruits and white flowers with nice minerality.

Riesling
Nov21
Chianti Classico 2016
89

Montefioralle

Chianti Classico 2016

In the glass a ruby red color with garnet rim. On the medium+ nose of cherries, red berries and violets with hints of spices and earth. On the palate dry, medium acidity and tannins. Already very drinkable, round, elegant and harmonious. Will even get better within 2/3 years.

Sangiovese;Canaiolo;Colorino
Nov17
Pam de Nas 2014
92

Trossos del Priorat

Pam de Nas 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium++ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and red currants with smoky notes of spices, chocolate, mint, laurel and forest floor. A wine you keep sniffing. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and ripe tannins. Flavours of dark fruits, chocolate, barrique and spices with a beautiful complexity. Strong but also with nice freshness and elegance. The finish is long and never ending. 

Garnacha;Cariñena
Nov14
Rosso di Montalcino 2016
87

Tenute Silvio Nardi

Rosso di Montalcino 2016

In the glass a bright dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose ripe cherries, plums with hints of spices, balsamico and herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity, medium ripe tannins and good balance. The palate is fruit forward with cherries, ripe plums and violets and a nice presistent finish.

Sangiovese
Nov13
La Caprichosa 2018
88

Palacio de Bornos

La Caprichosa 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, apricot and citrus with hints of flowers and vegetable notes (hay, herbs) On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with good volume, fatness and nice medium+ acidity. Flavours of tropical fruit, vanilla and citruspeel. Very elegant and fresh Rueda wine.

Verdejo
Nov11
Riesling Trocken Gutswein 2018
87

Wagner-Stempel

Riesling Trocken Gutswein 2018

In the glass a citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, green apple and pear with hints of lemon zest and petrol.  On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium++ acidity and good balance. Medium+ mineral finish. Nice!

Riesling
Nov8
Harmonium Nero d'Avola
85

Firriato

Harmonium Nero d'Avola

In the glass a deep inky red color. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe blackberries, cherries and stewed plums with hints of sweet oak spices, dark chocolate, cinnamon and herbs. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. This wine is too chewy and sweet for me but there will be a large group who will love this ‘light sweet Amarone’ style red.

Nero d'Avola
Nov3
Pasiteo Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
87

Fassati

Pasiteo Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015

In the glass deep ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of cherries, red berries and raspberries with hints of balsamico, baking-spice and dried flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of cherry compote, berries and plums with hints of herbs and barrique. Will be better in some years.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Oct30
Château Musar red 1998
92

Château Musar

Château Musar red 1998

In the glass a bright red/brown color. On the medium++ nose aromas of blackberries and cassis with well integrated hints of leather, herbs, mushrooms and stable. On the palate dry, full-bodied and complex with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice long and smooth aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carignan;Cinsault
Oct23
Vinho Branco 2017
89

Torre De Palma

Vinho Branco 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of melon, pineapple and pear with hints of light barrique and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with lively acidity and light waxy and round mouthfeel. Nice freshness and balance showing flavours of pineapple, citrus and toast. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Well made wine from Alentejo.

Antão Vaz;Arinto;Alvarinho
Oct22
Brut Rosé
90

Philippe Gonet

Brut Rosé

In the glass a dark salmon turning into orange, copper color, with a fine and persistent pérlage. On the medium nose aromas of red apple, cranberries and pomegranate with hints of brioche, spicess and blossom. On the palate dry,with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of strawberries, apple and cherries with light toast and honey. The finish is presistent with a spicy and mineral finish.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir
Oct21
Gorelli Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2013
90

Le Potazzine

Gorelli Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2013

In the glass a ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe raspberries, dark cherries and prunes with well integrated hints of earth, vanilla and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with soft round mouthfeel, medium tannins and acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice and smooth cherry tart finish. Excellent rosso.

Sangiovese
Oct18
Sauvignon Blanc
90

Almenkerk Wine Estate

Sauvignon Blanc

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with green hue. On the medium+ nose aromas of quince, passionfruit and citrus with hints of green pepper and fresh cut grass. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice round, soft mouthfeel. Flavours of apple, pear, tropical fruit and flint. Nice long light sweet finish.

Sauvignon Blanc
Oct17
Roccardo Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
88

Rocche Costamagna

Roccardo Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

In the glass a bright transculent ruby red color. On the medium nose delicate aromas of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries with  light floral and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity  and tannins. Nicely balanced with flavours of raspberries, blackberries and licorice. Already drinkable but will be better within three years.

Nebbiolo
Oct15
Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore 2016
90

Michele Satta

Piastraia Bolgheri Superiore 2016

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and blueberries with hints of herbs and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and very elegant (2016 vintage), medium acidity and ripe tannins. Dark cherries, black currants with spicy oak on the balanced palate with a nice and long final.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Syrah;Sangiovese
Oct11
Resilienza Beneventano Falanghina IGT 2016
89

Donnachiara

Resilienza Beneventano Falanghina IGT 2016

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of melon, apricot and pear with hints of white flowers, lemon and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity. Soft and round palate showing flavours of nectarine, apricot and pear with a nice dry citrus finish.

Falanghina
Oct10
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2013
90

Fattoria Della Talosa

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2013

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark plums, black cherries and blackberries with hints of smoke, cinnamon and cooking spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium tannins and acidity. Flavours of dark fruit, dark compote, sweet cedar wood and vanilla. Well balanced with a medium+ light spicy finish. Very nice drinkable yet but will get better in the years.

Sangiovese
Oct8
IGT Toscana Rosso 2013
92

Campo Alla Sughera

IGT Toscana Rosso 2013

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark plums and cherries with well integrated hints of flowers, spices and liquorice. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with ripe tannins and medium acidity. Complex, warm and inviting flavours with recall of the nose with still strong wood and dark fruits which will integrate nicely over the years.

Petit Verdot;Cabernet Franc
Oct7
Auxerrois 2018
87

Wijngoed Thorn

Auxerrois 2018

In the glass a bright yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, lemon and peach with hints of flowers and hay. On the palate dry, medium bodied with light waxy feeling and medium+ acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with light pepper and nuts hints. Nice persistent finish.

Auxerrois
Oct4
Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero 2011
93

Bodegas Arzuaga

Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero 2011

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple black reflections. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe dark berries, dark cherries, cassis and black plums with hints of cacao, coffee, cedar and roasted spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with great complexity and balance. Still young with light graining tannins and acidity. Ripe and soft tannins and showing flavours of warm dark fruits, vanilla and spices. The finish is long and persistent.

Tinto Fino;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Oct2
Petit Figeac 2015
92

Chateau Petit-Figeac

Petit Figeac 2015

After half an hour of decanting this young wine already jumped out of the glass. In the glass an intense bright ruby red color with crimson reflections. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of blackberries, raspberries with hints of spices, light toast and chocolate.

Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc
Sep25
Grand Vin Blanc 2018 La Clape
87

Gerard Bertrand - Château l'Hospitalet

Grand Vin Blanc 2018 La Clape

In the glass a pale citrus yellow color with golden reflections. On the medium nose aromas of citrus, peach and pear with hints of hazelnuts, light vanilla and butter. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of white fruits, white pepper with a mineral undertone. Nice long aftertaste with light almond notes.

Vermentino;Roussanne;Viognier;Bourboulenc
Sep23
Millahue 2012
94

Vina Vik Winery

Millahue 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose lovely aromas of cassis, raspberries and blackberries compote with hints of vanilla, mentol, tobacco and cedar. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied. Very well balanced with round tannins and medium+ acidity. Flavours of dark fruits, dark chocolate and a nice freshness. The finish is long and never ending.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carmenere;Cabernet Franc:merlot;Syrah
Sep17
Ploe di Stelis
88

Il Roncal

Ploe di Stelis

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with light copper reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, grass, stonefruit and grapefruit with hints of white blossom and something vegetal. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with beautiful freshness and acidity. Elegant, warm and round in the mouth with light wood hints. Nice intense and mineral aftertaste. 

Riesling;Chardonnay;Sauvignon Blanc
Sep15
Guado Al Tasso - Bolgheri Superiore 2016
94

Antinori

Guado Al Tasso - Bolgheri Superiore 2016

A tangy and lingering wine, complex. Intense ruby red colour, very subtle and fragrant aromas with hints of red berries, plums and cherries with stronger hints of chocolate, herbs and liquorice. Close-nit, velvety tannins on the palate with chocolate, blueberries and a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. I bought some bottles to keep in my cellar.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Sep13
Camartina Toscana 2013
91

Agricola Querciabella

Camartina Toscana 2013

This wine is still very young so I decanted it for 2 hours and it opened very nicely. In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. The clean nose shows medium+ complex aromas of plums, ripe cherries and cassis with starting hints of leather, spices and mineral undertones. On the palate dry, full-bodied with with complex flavours recalling the nose. The tannins are still tight and the finish is long and persistent. I am very lucky to have one bottle to keep 5/10 years in the cellar.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese
Sep11
San Martino Bolgheri Superiore 2015
91

La Cipriana

San Martino Bolgheri Superiore 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of blackberries, cherries and cassis with hints of black pepper, balsamico and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Well balanced with a light peppery finish. Enjoyable red with aging potential.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot
Sep9
Calderara Bianco Entna DOC 2017
89

Cottanera

Calderara Bianco Entna DOC 2017

On the medium nose aromas of citrus, apricot and green apple with hints of white flowers and sage. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. It’s light creamy with a nice saltiness and balance. Flavours are a recall of the nose. The finish is medium+ with a nice freshness.

Carricante
Sep7
Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2016
88

Tenuta le Colonne

Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2016

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and strawberry compote with hints of olives, dried flowers, vanilla and herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice round mouthfeel. Medium+ acidity and ripe tannins which need some time to be well integrated. Showing flavours of black fruit, cherries, vanilla and graphite. Long and warm persistent finish.

Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Sep4
Ams tram gram Grande Cuvée Cérès 2018
88

Calmel & Joseph

Ams tram gram Grande Cuvée Cérès 2018

In the glass a bright pink color. On the medium nose delicate aromas of pineapple, mango and fresh red fruits with hints of white pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice balance and acidity. Flavours of papaya, mint and red fruits. Nice round mouthfeel and freshness.

Grenache noir;Mourvèdre;Cinsault
Sep3
Therra 2013
88

Podernuovo a Palazzone

Therra 2013

In the glass a dark purple color with ruby red edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, dark plums and blueberries with well integrated hints of tobacco, smoke and graphite. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ tannins and acidity. A recall of the nose with notes of licorice, barrique and dark fruit. The finish is long and persistent

Sangiovese;Montepulciano;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
Sep2
Albia IGT Toscane Rosato 2018
87

Ricasoli

Albia IGT Toscane Rosato 2018

In the glass a bright pink color. On the medium+ nose aromas of strawberries, raspberries and cherries with hints of roses and light herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a nice freshness and acidity showing flavours of red berries, melon and grapefruit bitterness with light pepper hints. Nice mineral character with a nice refreshing finish.

Sangiovese;Merlot
Aug29
Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
91

Turnbull Wines

Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

In the glass a deep garnet red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, cranberries and blueberries with hints of cassis, coffee, violets, pepper and licorice. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium tannins and acidity. Flavours of dark fruit, ceder, vanilla and tobacco. Nicely balanced and not overpowered. Will get better within 5 more years.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Aug27
Cà da Bosio Gavi 2018
86

Vite Colte

Cà da Bosio Gavi 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of nectarine, citrus and pears with hints of white blossom and light yeast. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and light waxy with medium+ acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with light bitter aftertaste.

Cortese
Aug26
UP Ultimate Provence rose 2018
89

Chateau de Berne

UP Ultimate Provence rose 2018

In the glass a bright salmon color with light copper reflections. On the medium nose delicate aromas of strawberries, raspberries and fresh berries with hints of lemon zest and white pepper. On the palate dry and medium bodied with nice round and rich mouthfeel showing flavours of strawberries, grapefruit and cherry tart. Medium+ acidity with good balance. Medium long finish with light bitterness.

Grenache Noir;Cinsault;Syrah;Rolle
Aug23
Grau- & Weißburgunder Spiegel 2015
89

Weingut Bründlmayer

Grau- & Weißburgunder Spiegel 2015

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with silver, green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of papaya, apricot and pear with hints of biscuit, caramel and spices. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice light creaminess but also freshness (minerality) showing flavours of mango, peach and honey. Easy going in the mouth but with great elegance and harmony.

Grauburgunder;Weißburgunder
Aug21
I Castagni Bolgheri Superiore 2012
91

Michele Satta

I Castagni Bolgheri Superiore 2012

In the glass an intense dark ruby color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, cherry jam and plums with hints of vanilla, coffee, licorice with light mint hint. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Well balanced and layered with a great finish. Would be great to give this a try after 5/10 years.

Cabernet Sauvinon;Syrah;Teroldego
Aug20
Doran 2016
89

Kellerei Andrian

Doran 2016

In the glass a straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of tropical fruits, peach with hints of wax. White pepper and light barrique. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with big mouthfeel, acidity and freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with an impressive long finish. High in the alcohol but not disturbing.

Chardonnay
Aug19
Lacrimanero Lacryma Christi Del Vesucio DOP Rosso
88

Cantine Olivella

Lacrimanero Lacryma Christi Del Vesucio DOP Rosso

In the glass an intense dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, blueberries and ripe plums with a background of smoke, figs and licorice. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice balance and warm mouthfeel. Medium+ acidity and soft tannins and a rich and long aftertaste.

Piedirosso;Olivella;Aglianico
Aug15
Sauvignon Blanc 2017
88

Tenuta Conte Romano

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color. On the medium+ nose vegetal hints, citrus, grapefruit, peach with a herbaceous background. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and freshness. Lovely summer wine 

Sauvignon Blanc
Aug12
Bolgheri Rosso 2015
89

Le Macchiole

Bolgheri Rosso 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, cassis, blackcurrants and blueberries with hints of vanilla, barrique, spices and light tobacco. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and medium+ tannins. Perfect long finish. Well integrated barrique. 

Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Cabernet Sauvignon;Syrah
Aug11
Südtiroler Blauburgunder 2013
89

Ignaz Niedrist

Südtiroler Blauburgunder 2013

In the glass a transculent ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and ripe cherries with hints of flowers, earth and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with lively acidity, medium tannins and soft round mouthfeel. Flavours of sour cherries, raspberries and herbs with a long pleasant finish.

Pinot Nero
Aug8
Coco Rotie 2016
88

Redheads Wine

Coco Rotie 2016

In the glass a dense purple crimson color. On the medium+ nose aromas of forest fruit, ripe cherries and smoke with hints of forest floor and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied  with a soft and round mouthfeel showing flavours of blackberries, plums and dark chocolate with vanilla hints. Medium acidity and tannins. Alcohol is a bit high and it has a nice length.

Syrah;Viognier
Aug7
Viognier 2017
89

Prieto Pariente

Viognier 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of lychee, peach and citrus with well integrated hints of flowers, vanilla and spices. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied  with great balance and intensity. Flavours of apricots, yellow apple, limestone and peach with a lively acidity. The finish is long, soft and persistent.

Viognier
Aug5
Petris Malvasia 2917
89

Venica & Venica

Petris Malvasia 2917

In the glass a straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of honeydew, acacia, orangepeel and stonefruit with hints of apricot and little petrol. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice round mouthfeel. Soft in mouth with a very nice acidity. The finish has a light bitterness and persistence.

Malvasia
Aug1
Grüner Veltliner Strass 2018
87

Weingut Allram

Grüner Veltliner Strass 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium nose delicate aromas of peach, lemon zest and pineapple with hints of grapefruit and the typical pepper notes. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and freshness. Nice finish with citrus and spices.

Grüner Veltliner
Jul31
Moscato d'Asti Nivole 2017
89

Michele Chiarlo

Moscato d'Asti Nivole 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose typical aromas of flowers, peach and mandarin with hints of lemon and apricot. On the palate light creamy with nice acidity, small bubble and sweetness showing flavours of peach and apricot. The medium+ finish shows lemon, honey and sweet spices.

White Moscato
Jul27
Tierras de Cair Reserva 2012
92

Bodegas Dominio Cair

Tierras de Cair Reserva 2012

In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black currants, ripe red berries, cherries, other dark fruits with hints of cigar box, vanilla and violets. On the palate full-bodied, full and round with soft tannins, intense fruit, licorice, leather and ripe dark fruit. Very long finish. Top!

Tempranillo
Jul26
Miss Valentine 86
86

Château Les Valentines

Miss Valentine 86

In the glass a bright pink carol color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, grapefruit with hints of citrus. On the palate dry, medium bodied and easy drinking with medium acidity and freshness. Light bitterness in the finish. Easy going well made rosé. Keep it cool and hydrated 

Grenache;Syrah
Jul24
Grüner Veltliner vom Urgestein 2017
88

Türk

Grüner Veltliner vom Urgestein 2017

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.

Grüner Veltliner
Jul16
Montecristo 2015
90

Bulichella

Montecristo 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark plums, blackcurrants and dark cherries with hints of sweet spices, herbs and tobacco. On the palate medium+ bodied with concentrated notes which are a recall of the nose with cedar and cassis hints. Very nice harmony, freshness and elegance in the glass with fine grained tannins

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Jul14
Brut de Zelande
88

De Kleine Schorre

Brut de Zelande

In the glass a dark yellow color with a persistent small bubble. On the medium nose aromas of yeast,, apple, citrus and bread. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice freshness and light waxy mouthfeel showing flavours of citrus, yellow apple, brioche and yeast. Very nice!

De Kleine Schorre
Jul12
Grillo Kebrilla 2018 IGP Terre Siciliane
88

Cantine Fina

Grillo Kebrilla 2018 IGP Terre Siciliane

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of mandarins, pineapple and nuts with hints of white blossom and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with flavours of peach, lime, grapefruit and apricot with touches of cedar. Nice acidity and freshness. Nice long finish.

Grillo
Jul10
Casasilia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
91

Poggio al Sole

Casasilia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015

Deep ruby red in the glass with garnet reflections. On the medium++ nose delicate aromas of red currants, cherries and raspberries with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, spices and licorice. On the palate dry, full-bodied and elegant with a great concentration of dark cherries, prunes, spices, toasted oak and earthiness. The tannins are medium+ just like the acidity. 

Sangiovese
Jul8
Bricat Barolo 2012
90

Manzone

Bricat Barolo 2012

In the glass a dark Ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of cherries, red berries with hints of licorice, chocolate and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with tar and chocolate in the lovely finish.

Nebbiolo
Jul6
Merlot Pàtrimo 2015
90

Feudi di San Gregorio

Merlot Pàtrimo 2015

In the glass a deep dark red color with violet reflections. On the medium+ nose ripe cherries, dark plums and blackberries with well integrated aromas of cedar, tobacco, vanilla, coffee and bell pepper. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied, with medium+ acidity and ripe medium+ tannins. Very nice harmony, structure and flavours of spices, dark cherries and licorice. Nice and long persistent finish. I will keep the two other bottles for some more time in my cellar.

Merlot
Jul3
Finca Villacreces 2016
89

Villacreces

Finca Villacreces 2016

In the glass a dark purplish red color. On the medium+ nose dark plums, cherries with hints of tar, smoke, pepper and coffee. On the palate dry, full-bodied with loads of dark druit and spices. Still tight tannins and acidity which will soften over te the years. A great red wine to put in the cellar for some years.

Tempranillo;Cabernet;Merlot
Jul1
Terra di Lavoro Campania 2014
92

Fontana Galardi

Terra di Lavoro Campania 2014

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, dark plums and cassis with well integrated hints of cedar, tobacco, mint and graphite. On the palate medium+ bodied, round and powerful but so well balanced with lovely powerful tannins and acidity. It’s fresh with complex structure with smoky black cherries, leather and earthy hints. Elegant and persistent finish. A great red wine from Campania, which certainly deserves attention.

Aglianico;Piedirosso
Jun29
ianco di Bellona Irpinia Coda di Volpe DOC
87

Tenuta Cavalier Pepe

ianco di Bellona Irpinia Coda di Volpe DOC

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of peaches, pear and apricot with hints of flowers and sweet spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with a soft and round mouthfeel. Still a nice freshness because of the medium acidity. Flavours of white and yellow fruit, butter and light saltyness. Nice persistent aftertaste.

Coda di volpe
Jun27
Brut Rosé
90

Bollinger

Brut Rosé

In the glass an orange, pink color. On the medium+ nose aromas of red fruit like strawberries, raspberries and ripe cherries with little hints of yeast and nuts. On the palate dry, with a very fine mousse, soft and elegant in the mouth. A recall of the nose with little grapefruit notes. Very well made rosé bubble 

Pinot Noir;Chardonnay
Jun25
Ribolla Gialla DOC Friuli Colli Orientali 2018
87

Il Roncal

Ribolla Gialla DOC Friuli Colli Orientali 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of pear, apple and flowers with hints of yeast and cinnamon. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Round flavours of white fruit and flowers with nice almond notes in the finish.

Ribolla Gialla
Jun23
Rosato 2018
87

Chalmers

Rosato 2018

In the glass a salmon, copper color. On the medium nose aromas if strawberries, red berries and nectarine with hints of roses and light yeast notes. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with nice freshness and acidity. It’s light waxy in the mouth but easy going. The finish has a nice refreshng length.

Aglianico;Nero d’Avola;Sagrantino
Jun22
Etna Rosso DOP ‘Martinella’ 2013
89

Vivera

Etna Rosso DOP ‘Martinella’ 2013

In the glass an intense garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aroms of red berries, blackberries and cherries with well integrated hints of smoked herbs, tea and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice freshness, medium acidity and fine tannnins. Concentrated black berries, chocolate, graphite and smoky hints and a light spicy aftertaste.

Nerello Mascalese;Nerello Cappuccio
Jun20
Cuvée XII 2018
88

De Apostelhoeve

Cuvée XII 2018

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of peach, apricot and green apple with hints of pineapple and blossom. On the palate dry, clean and fresh with medium+ acidity and a little splash of residual sweetness and a light pétille. Flavours of pineapple, apricot and hints of almond and nutty tones. Nice long and persistent aftertaste.

Müller-Thurgau;Auxerrois;Pinot Gris
Jun19
Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben 'Ried Schenkenbichl' Kamptal Reserve 2016
91

Weingut Rabl

Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben 'Ried Schenkenbichl' Kamptal Reserve 2016

In the glass a citrus yellow color with golden rim. On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, pear, exotic fruits like ananas and mango with well integrated notes of vanilla, flowers and a touch of ceder. On the palate dry, well balanced with lovely creaminess and freshness. Round in the mouth with nice layered complexity, honey and apricot. Great finish.

Grüner Veltliner
Jun18
Toro Reserva 2010
90

Bodega Elias Mora

Toro Reserva 2010

In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries and berries with hints of chocolate, cedar and leather. On the palate dry, full-bodied, warm, fleshy and with great expression. Flavours of cherries, raspberries, mokka, tobacco and earthy hints. The tannins are still tight but not disturbing. Great red! 

Tinta de Toro
Jun16
La Petite Agnès 2014
88

Bodegas y Viñedos Cal Grau

La Petite Agnès 2014

In the glass a beautiful dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromad of dark plums, red cherries and spices with notes of eucalyptus, cinnamon and roses. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with light sweet spices, medium+ tannins and acidity. Nice medium mouthfeel with dark fruit, spices and tobacco. Very nice finish. 

Jun15
La Rosa 2017
87

Can Sumoi

La Rosa 2017

In the glass a pale pink color with orange reflections – light cloudy. On the medium nose aromas of grapefruit, raspberries with hints of blossom and citrus. On the palate medium bodied, with nice acidity and freshness. Nice recall of the nose with a persistent aftertaste. Not the typical light rose.

Sumoll;Parellada;Xarel-Lo
Jun13
Cepa Gavilán Crianza Ribera del Duero 2016
88

Viña Pedrosa

Cepa Gavilán Crianza Ribera del Duero 2016

In the glass this wine shows a ruby red dress. On the medium+ nose lots of ripe cherries and plums with well integrated hints of herbs, vanilla and ceder. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with balanced and round acidity and medium soft tannins. Flavours of blackberries, raspberries, plums with vanilla. Fresh and tasty. Excellent table wine that won't get bored easily

Tempranillo
Jun11
Aglianico Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo 2010
91

Tormaresca

Aglianico Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo 2010

In the glass a almost black ruby red color. On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe black currants, blackberries and violets with hints of cedar, vanilla and black pepper. On the palate dry, full-bodied with layered complexity showing medium acidity and round mouthfeel. Flavours of dark red and black fruit, herbs and spices and still medium tannins. Nice long finish.

Aglianico
Jun9
Ammasso Rosso Sicilia 2015
88

Barone Montalto

Ammasso Rosso Sicilia 2015

In the glass a dark red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, blueberries and candied fruit with hints of vanilla and smoke. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice soft and round mouthfeel. The medium acidity makes it pleasant and interesting with medium taninins. Nice and persistent aftertaste.

Nero d'Avola;Nerello Mascalese;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jun8
Primavera Rosé 2018
87

Poggio Al Sole

Primavera Rosé 2018

In the glass a pinkish copper color. On the medium nose aromas of red berries, raspberries and red cherries with nice minerality. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Balanced flavours recalling the nose with a medium finish.

Sangiovese
Jun6
Frenesi Organic Wine 2017
87

Bodegas Langa

Frenesi Organic Wine 2017

This blend has a deep dark red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, prunes and blackberries with hints of vanilla, spices and herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied with a warm and round mouthfeel. Medium+ acidity and medium tannins. Easy drinking red with ripe red fruit, spices, coffee and vanilla.

Merlot;Garnacha;Cabernet Sauvignon;Shiraz
Jun5
Gewürztraminer Rutter 2017
87

Pfitscher

Gewürztraminer Rutter 2017

In the glass a deep golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose typical aromas of rose pedals, lychee and mango with hints of green tea and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with round mounthfeel, nice freshness and aromatic. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a nice spicyness in the persistent aftertaste.

Gewürztraminer
Jun4
Vigna Barbagalli Etna Rosso 2015
93

Pietradolce

Vigna Barbagalli Etna Rosso 2015

In the glass a pale ruby red color with garnet edges. On the medium++ aromas of red cherries, dried berries and flowers with well integrated hints of tobacco, vanilla and firestone. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity, grippy tannins. Concentrated, warm and round with ripe plums and raspberries, smoky, earthy and sweet spices. One of the most beautiful Etna wines I tasted

Nerello Mascalese
Jun2
Riesling Kreuzberg 2016
88

Weingut Schwedhelm

Riesling Kreuzberg 2016

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of citrus fruit, nectarine and green aplle with hints of flowers and herbs. On the palate dry, medium bodied+ with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with nice minerality and a very nice and long aftertaste. 

Riesling
Jun1
Schouwen - D®uiveland Rivaner 2017
87

De Kleine Schorre

Schouwen - D®uiveland Rivaner 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose summer aromas of green apples, pear, citrus with flowers and mineral. On the palate dry, medium bodied with light tickle, medium+ acidity, nice freshness and a little drop of sweetness. Easy going with a medium aftertaste. Perfect for hot summer nights.

Rivaner
May30
Special Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
88

Montes Alpha

Special Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

In the glass a deep impenetrable purple color. On the medium++ nose showing lovely aromas of blackberries, plum and cassis with well integrated hints of chocolate, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with rich mouthfeel, medium ripe tannins and nice acidity, Very well balanced and round. Not too complex but easy drinking with blackcurrants, plums, cassis, cedar and menthol hints.

Cabernet Sauvignon
May29
Saint Julien 2007
89

Château Langoa Barton

Saint Julien 2007

In the glass a purple red color. After 2 hour decanting the wine opened nicely. Still youthfull on the medium+ nose with aromas of ripe cherries, bramble and licorice with nice integrated hints of smoke, green pepper, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied with blackberries, blackcurrants with notes of licorice and cedar. The tannins are rounded with a smooth body. Pleasant and very enjoyable. Can be drunk now.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
May27
Friulano DOC Collio 2017
88

Venica & Venica

Friulano DOC Collio 2017

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, apple and citrus pulp with stony hints and almonds. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with light waxy mouthfeel and pleasant acidity. Fresh and crispy flavours and nice balance showing a recall of the nose with a medium+ pleasant aftertaste.

Friulano
May26
Pietrarizzo Etna Bianco 2018
89

Tornatore

Pietrarizzo Etna Bianco 2018

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with greenish rim. On the nose medium+ aromas of smoke, peach, green apple and hints of flowers and herbs. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium acidity and nice balance. Light waxy mouthfeel with a recall of the nose and a medium legth finish with a tiny little sweetness. Would love to try this over two more years.

Carricante;Catarratto
May24
Alfaiate 2017
88

Herdade do Portocarro

Alfaiate 2017

In the glass a bright citrus color. On the medium nose aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and citrus with light vegetable hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and freshness. Light waxy and concentrated flavours of pear, pineapple, peach and a nice long refreshing aftertaste. Good match with pasta, pork, shellfish and lean fish.

Sercial;Galego Dourado;Arinto;Antão Vaz
May23
Deidesheimer Mäushöhle Riesling Erste Lage trocken 2016
88

Von Winning

Deidesheimer Mäushöhle Riesling Erste Lage trocken 2016

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. This Riesling has a medium+ nose with aromas of mango, lemon grass, peach with spicy hints and grapefruit. On the palate dry, round and well balanced with medium+ acidity and nice freshness. You can taste flavours of peach, citrus fruit, something vegetable with hints of honey, apricot and minerality. The finish is long with tropical fruits.

Riesling
May21
Pinot Gris Late Harvest 2018
88

Apostelhoeve

Pinot Gris Late Harvest 2018

It has a light golden color. On the medium+ nose aromas of pear, banana, yellow apple and peach. On the palate round, sweet, long-lasting taste with a good acid balance: raisins, jam, pear and candied fruits. Good balance between the acidity and sweetness. 

Pinot Gris
May20
Vignolo 2017
91

Vinding Montecarrubo

Vignolo 2017

In the glass a dark ruby red color with purple reflections. On the medium+ nose rich aromas of blackberries, dark cherries with hints of wet earth, oak and licorice. On the palate medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and medium acidity. Very balanced texture with a light sweetness and nice fatness and medium tannins. Flavours of berries, dark cherries, chocolate and black pepper. Nice fruit in the long aftertaste.

Syrah
May18
Tre Vigne Gattinara 2010
91

Travaglini

Tre Vigne Gattinara 2010

In the glass a medium brownish, garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black cherries, plums and blackberries with well integrated hints of earth, cedar and vanilla. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ tannins and medium acidity. Complex and rounded flavours of blackberries, cherries and smokey wood. Long and lingering finish

Nebbiolo
May17
Riesling trocken 2017
88

Weingut Dönnhoff

Riesling trocken 2017

In the glass a bright citrus amber color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of citrus, mango, yeast and hints of light petrol and flowers. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium+ acidity. Very lively, mineral and refreshing flavours of apricot, tropical fruits with hints of flint, lemon and firestone.

Riesling
May15
Limited night edition – Cotes du Provence 2018
87

Château Gassier

Limited night edition – Cotes du Provence 2018

In the glass this Provence rosé shows a light bright orange-pink color. On the medium nose delicate aromas of raspberries, peach and melon with notes of white flowers and berries. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with exotic fruit, raspberries and nectarine with a light drop of honey. Nice medium acidity and freshness which makes this an excellent.

Syrah;Grenache;Cinsault;Rolle
May14
Rosé Réserve
90

Champagne Palmer & Co

Rosé Réserve

In the glass a pale pink color with orange rim. Fine and persistent bubble. On the medium nose aromas red berries, dried red fruit, citrus and hints of toast and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity showing flavours of strawberries, raspberries and spices. The finish is medium with light almond taste.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir;Pinot Meunier
May12
Montiano 2010
91

Falesco

Montiano 2010

In the glass almost dark red with purple edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and spices with hints of chocolate, tobacco and cinnamon. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins. Warm mouthfeel with flavours of dark fruit, olives, vanilla and spices. Long and persistence finish.

Merlot
May11
Roero Arneis DOC 2017
87

Fattoria San Giuliano

Roero Arneis DOC 2017

In the glass a straw yellow color with green reflections. On the medium nose aromas of almonds and fresh notes of citrus, peach and orange peel with apple blossom. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nice freshness. Flavours of peach, apples and a medium length aftertaste.

Arneis
May9
Finca Costanillas 2015
87

Zuazo Gaston

Finca Costanillas 2015

In the glass a deep ruby colour with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, red berries with hints of vanilla and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ tannins and medium+ acidity with flavours of dark cherries, raisins, figs and spices. Long and strong finish with a touch of smoke.

Tempranillo;Graciano;Viura
May8
Vinho Tinto Encontro Harmonia 2015
86

Familia Fardo

Vinho Tinto Encontro Harmonia 2015

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the medium nose aromas of dark red cherries, mushrooms, menthol, herbs and flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium tannins and acidity. Flavours are returning with a medium finish. Very pleasant red paired great with charcuterie.

Tannat;Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot
May6
Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOCG 2010
91

Villa Rizzardi

Amarone Classico della Valpolicella DOCG 2010

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark ripe cherries, dried fruit, liquorice, smoky earth and chocolate. On the palate medium+ bodied, soft and round with velvet mouthfeel showing medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of dark dried fruit, spices, cigar box and chocolate. Nice long and lingering finish.

Barbera;Corvina;Rondinella
May5
Blaufränkisch 2013
86

Höpler

Blaufränkisch 2013

In the glass a garnet red color. On the medium nose aromas of red cherries, blueberries with light hints of ceder, chocolate and earth. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. Easy going red which will be very nice to drink in the summer lightly chilled.

Blaufränkisch
May3
Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero
89

Arcari + Danesi

Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero

Chardonnay;Pinot Blanc
May2
5 Stelle Sfursat 2010
92

Nino Negri

5 Stelle Sfursat 2010

In the glass a bright garnet red color. On the medium++ nose intense aromas of ripe dark cherries, earth and coffee with nicely mixed notes of tobacco, herbs and tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Very concentrated flavours of candied dark fruit, vanilla and spices. High alcohol and a long lingering finish. Powerhouse with a velvet mouthfeel.

Nebbiolo
Apr30
Chianti Classico 2015
90

Isole E Olena

Chianti Classico 2015

In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and raspberries with hints of toast, herbs and tea. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and tannins showing complex flavours of blackberries, cherries and cloves. The finish is long with again cherries, berries and toast. This Chianti has alot of potential. 

Sangiovese;Canaiolo;Syrah
Apr29
Rioja Reserva 2012
89

Muga

Rioja Reserva 2012

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of black fruit, cherries and vanilla with hints of tobacco and earthy hints. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium tannins and acidity. The flavours are a recall of the nose  with a long smooth finish. 

Tempranillo;Garnacha;Garnacha;Graciano
Apr28
Rosenberg 2015
91

Bernhard Ott

Rosenberg 2015

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicicate aromas of white peach, yellow apple, white pepper and citrus with loverly hints of honey, melon and hazelnuts. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice balance and elegance showing great acidity, minerality and velvet mouthfeel. Flavours of stone fruit, apricot and pear with herbal spicy tones. The finish is medium+ in length with nice fruity spicyness.

Grüner Veltliner
Apr26
Nisia Rueda Verdejo Old vines 2015
89

Ordones

Nisia Rueda Verdejo Old vines 2015

The winery Jorge Ordoñez was founded in 2004 in Almachar. It was the first of its kind in this part of the Axarquía region near Málaga in Spain's Andalusia. 

Verdejo
Apr25
Lessona  Pizzaguerra 2013
89

Colombera & Garella

Lessona Pizzaguerra 2013

In the glass a pale garnet color. On the nose medium aromas of leather, earth and violets mixed with dark berries, cherries, toast and herbs. On the palate dry,  medium bodied with great elegance, medium+ acidity and medium tannins. The palate shows flavours of dark cherries, raspberries, white pepper, leather and anise. Medium alcohol and medium finish with vibrant tannins. This will even get better after some storage time.

Nebbiolo;Vespolina
Apr23
Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2008
89

San Felice

Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2008

In the glass a deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, plums and berries with well integrated hints of smoke, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice round and soft mouthfeel. Very elegant. Medium acidity and tannins with a recall of the nose with a long finish. Very drinkable red.

Sangiovese
Apr21
Perfum 2017
87

Can Sumoi

Perfum 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of (muscat grape) roses, citrus and peach with hints of grapefruit and brioche. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with light butter notes and nice medium acidity fort he right freshness. Very aromatic wine with trpoical fruit, apple and honey and a medium+ aftertaste.

Moscatel de Grano Menudo;Parellada;Macabeo
Apr20
Ca’ de’ Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOP 2014
88

Tinazzi

Ca’ de’ Rocchi Monterè Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOP 2014

In the glass a bright deep ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, prunes and cassis with hints of chocolate, toasted oak and tobacco. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins showing flavours of ripe cherries, spices, cassis and balsamico. The finish is long and persistent.

Corvina Veronese;Rondinella;Molinara
Apr18
Pinotage 2017
86

Maastricht

Pinotage 2017

In the glass a powerful and deep ruby red. On the medium+ nose typical aromas of burnt rubber, red cherries, plums with hints of vanilla and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with round mouthfeel, medium acidity and easy tannin

Pinotage
Apr17
5 Finques Reserva 2015
89

Castillo Perelada

5 Finques Reserva 2015

In the glass a deep and dark cherry red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromad of dark cherries, cassis with hints of laurel, vanilla, chocolate and roasted hints with wet earth. On the palate dry, full-bodied with concentrated ripe fruit, vanilla and spices. Easy going in the mouth with round ripe tannins. The finish is pleasant with light spicyness. Very enjoyable wine with an excellent Price, Quality Rate.

Garnaxta;Syrah;Merlot;Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr15
Vermentino 2018
88

Chalmers

Vermentino 2018

In the glass a bright (almost transparent) yellow color. On the nose medium aromas of green apples and white peach with hints of white blossom and lemon zest. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice crisp acidity and freshness. A very nice summer sipper with flavours of stone fruit, grapefruit and a light almond bitterness.

Vermentino
Apr14
Rosso di Montalcino 2016
88

Rosso di Montalcino 2016

In the glass a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of berries, cherries and raspberries with roasted hints. On the palate dry, well balanced with medium+ acidity and tannins showing concentrated flavours of blackberries, compote, dark ripe cherries, vanilla and some earthy notes.

Sangiovese
Apr12
Desti 2015
90

Merum Priorati

Desti 2015

In the glass a dark red color with purple rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, cassis and licorice with hints of vanilla, coffee and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ tannins and medium acidity showing flavours of dark plums, cherries and cassis with spices. The final is long and persistent. Give this baby some years and it will develop nicely. 

Garnacha;Carignan;Syrah
Apr11
Brunello di Montalcino Vendemmia 2011
90

Pietroso

Brunello di Montalcino Vendemmia 2011

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark cherries,small red fruits and hints of licorice, vanilla, spices and menthol. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins showing flavours of dark fruit, spices and vanilla. The finish is long and persistent. Alcohol content 14% vol.

Sangiovese
Apr9
Cuvée des Deux Sœurs Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015
89

Domaine Tour Saint-Michel

Cuvée des Deux Sœurs Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

In the glass a bright medium ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, red berries, provencal herbs, spices and thyme. On the palate medium bodied with medium acidity and soft round mouthfeel (medium ripe tannins). Very balanced and elegant showing berry fruit, raspberries and cherries with a light spicy finish. With a little longer air the fruit gets a little sweeter.

Grenache;Syrah
Apr8
Verdicchio di Matelica 2015
88

Bisci

Verdicchio di Matelica 2015

In the glass it shows a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, apricot and lemon peel with hints of white flowers and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with refreshing medium+ acidity showing notes of white peach, green apple and hints of honey melon with light nutty flavours. Medium light bitter finish.

Verdicchio
Apr6
Sauvignon Blanc Ronco del Cerò Collio 2017
90

Venica & Venica

Sauvignon Blanc Ronco del Cerò Collio 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with greenish highlights. On the medium nose aromas of citrus zest, white flowers, tea leaves, apple, peach and gooseberries. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, light creamy and rich with fresh acidity showing flavours of ripe citrus fruit, honey melon, peach. Complex with spices and minerality in the long final. Very good!

Sauvignon Blanc
Apr5
Schwarzer Schiefer 2011
88

Vinícola del Priorat

Schwarzer Schiefer 2011

In the glass a dark purple red color with ruby reflections. On the medium+ nose you can find aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries with hints of spices, violets, smoke and tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with good concentration and complexity and medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of red and dark berries, cherries, toast and vanilla. The final is long and elegant.

Garnacha;Carignan;Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr3
Nicolas 2011
91

Catena Zapata

Nicolas 2011

In the glass a dark purple color with blackish rim. The medium+ nose shows wonderful aromas of blackberries, dark plums and cherries blended with aromas of dark coffee, vanilla, leather, sweet spices and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and medium ripe tannins. Very concentrated flavours of dark cherries, cassis and liquorice with hints of coffee and tobacco. The finish is long and persistent.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Malbec
Apr1
Rebel.lia Blanco 2017
86

Bodegas Vegalfaro

Rebel.lia Blanco 2017

In the glass a bright yellow greenish color. On the medium nose aromas of tropical fruit, apple and melon with hints of nuts, white flowers and lemon. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and light waxy mouthfeel (chardonnay) showing flavours of white peach, grapefruit and cream.

Chardonnay;Sauvignon Blanc
Mar31
Tenuta Bossi Ser Amerigo 2009
89

Marchesi Gondi

Tenuta Bossi Ser Amerigo 2009

In the glass a light transparent and dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of wild berries, cherries  with well integrated hints of licorice, chocolate, horse stable and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied showing soft tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of cassis, eucalyptus, tobacco and chocolate. Medium length finish with berries and licorice.

Sangiovese;Colorino;Merlot
Mar30
Sirmian Pinot Bianco 2017
89

Nals Margreid

Sirmian Pinot Bianco 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of pear, apple and peach with hints of white flowers and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium+-bodied with beautiful freshness, power and mouthfeel showing flavours of stonefruit, apricot, nuts and a light waxy minerality. Very enjoyable white wine.

Pinot Bianco
Mar28
Le Difese 2015
87

Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese 2015

Transparent dark red purple color  On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries and cassis with very gentle liquorice. Delicate red fruits, well balanced, medium tannins, good acidity, structured, light tannic finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese
Mar26
Weisser Burgunder trocken 2017
89

Wittmann

Weisser Burgunder trocken 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of apricot, pear and green apple with light hints of vanilla and honey. On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ acidity and silky mouth coat showing flavours of stonefruit, green apple and butter notes in a mineral structure. Nice lively salty aftertaste.

Weisser Burgunder; Pinot Blanc
Mar25
Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2013
88

Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2013

In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, cherries and red berries with well integrated hints of black pepper, chocolate and laurel. On the palate dry, medium+-bodied with soft mouthfeel, light smoky and medium+ acidity. Flavours of red berries, cassis, licorice and tobacco with a long and persistence finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Sangiovese
Mar23
Bechtheimer Riesling 2015
89

Dreissigacker

Bechtheimer Riesling 2015

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, grapefruit and apricot with light hints of honey, white flowers and petrol. On the palate dry, medium-bodied, light waxy, fresh with high acidity and minerality with green apple, lemon and peach and a long aftertaste.

Riesling
Mar22
Friulano
88

Tenuta Conte Romano

Friulano

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of yellow apple, apricot, yellow plums with floral hints and almond. On the palate dry, medium++ bodied, lively with nice freshness showing apple, dried fruit and herbs. 

Friulano
Mar20
Chianti Classico 2012
88

Chianti Classico 2012

In the glass a dark (light transculent) ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of cherries, raspberry and sweet plums with hints of tobacco, graphite and leather. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and well interwoven tannnins. Very nice and round mouthfeel with great balance and structure. Nice medium+ warm aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Mar19
Classic Cuvée  MV.
88

Nyetimber

Classic Cuvée MV.

On the medium+ nose aromas of apple,nectarine and citrus with nice hints of toast and white flowers. On the palate dry, elegant, high acidity balanced by the residual sugar showing flavours of peach, orange peel, lime and gooseberry hints. Light creamy but with nice freshness. Mounthfilling, layered. Nice bitterness in the aftertaste.

Chardonnay;Pinot Noir;Pinot Meunier
Mar17
Barco Reale di Carmignano 2015
88

Capezzana

Barco Reale di Carmignano 2015

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries with hints of sweet vanilla and earthy hints. On the palate dry, fruit driven, full-bodied with present tannins and medium acidity showing flavours of blackberries, plums, cherries and black pepper. The finish is stong but elegant.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon;Canaiolo;Cabernet Franc
Mar16
Belvento Sireno Toscana (I Vini del Mare) 2015
88

Petra

Belvento Sireno Toscana (I Vini del Mare) 2015

In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet reflections. On the nose medium+ aromas of dark cherries, elderberries and plums with well integrated hints of chocolate, rosemary, flowers and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium bodied, medium tannins and acidity. Easy going in the mouth but never boring with plums, cherries, vanilla and chocolate. Pretty medium+ fruit/balsmico finish.

Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon;Sangiovese
Mar14
La Piu Belle 2011
93

Viña Vik Winery

La Piu Belle 2011

In the glass a light transparent dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of ripe black fruit, smoky earth, chocolate, spices, toast and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium bodied, extremly well balanced with a soft and round mouthfeel showing dark concentrated fruit with a great complexity. Medium tannins and an extreme long a delicious finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Carmenere;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Syrah
Mar13
Hohen Sülzen Riesling Trocken 2017
88

Battenfeld-Spanier

Hohen Sülzen Riesling Trocken 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, peach and apricot with a light hint of honey and flowers. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with high acidity, crisp with a little sweetness showing round flavours of peach, apricot and light vanilla and minderality. Will only get better. 

Riesling
Mar12
Bolgheri Superiore 2013
90

Castello di Bolgheri

Bolgheri Superiore 2013

In the glass a deep ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark fruit like plums, blackberries and cherries with hints of vanilla, tobacco, licorice and black pepper. On the palate dry, full-bodied and still youthful with medium+ tannins and acidity. A good decanter opens this wine nicely with a recall of the nose with a long and persistent finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Mar11
Coste della Sesia Rosso 2016
87

Tenute Sella

Coste della Sesia Rosso 2016

In the glass a bright ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose aromas of red berries, spices, toast and flowers. On the palate dry, warm mouthfeel, young tannins with raspberries, dark cherries and spicyness. Nice long finish. 

Nebbiolo;Barbera;Croatina;Vespolina;Cabernet Sauvignon
Mar9
Nino Rosso 2009 IGT Sicilia
88

Caruso & Minini

Nino Rosso 2009 IGT Sicilia

In the glass a deep dark red color with garnet edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe and dark cherries, berries and cassis with hints of chocolate, tobacco and herbs. On the palate dry, full-bodied with light sweetness (like Amarone), very concentrated dark fruit with round and soft mouthfeel and tannins. Long aftertaste. 

Nero d’Avola;Frappato;Nerello Mascalese;Perricone
Mar8
Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva 2009
88

Rivera

Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva 2009

In the glass a dark garnet red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark berries, dark plums, cherries, tobacco, leather and coffee. On the palate full-bodied, balanced, round and fresh with aromas of dark berries, laurel, pepper and tobacco. The tannins are soft and the finish is persistent.

Nero di Troia;Montepulciano
Mar6
Sophie 2017
89

Manincor

Sophie 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of apricot, tropical fruits and apple with hints of vanilla and white flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with soft and round mouthfeel, well integrated acidity and freshness. A long and chalky, mineral finish.

Chardonnay;Viognier;Sauvignon Blanc
Mar4
Idus Priorat 2014
90

Vall Llach

Idus Priorat 2014

In the glass a dark red color with garnet edges. On the medium+ nose ripe dark cherries, plums and blackberries with well integrated hints of spices, violets, tooast and herbs. On the palate dry, full-bodied, concentrated with dark druits, cassis, ripe tannins and medium+ acidity. Nice and persistence aftertaste. Will only get better within the years.

Carinena;Garnacha
Mar3
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
92

Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass transparent dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose beautiful aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and wet earth with hints of leather, tobacco, spices and menthol. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with supple tannins, medium+ acidity and good balance. Concentrated and velvet in the mouth with dark fruit, tobacco and liquorice. Very enjoyable BdM when you like the softer style.

Sangiovese
Mar1
Roupeiro da Peceguina 2017
88

Malhadinha Nova

Roupeiro da Peceguina 2017

In the glass a bright citrus color with golden reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of citrus, white peach, flowers and herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with good balance, nice richness and good freshness showing stone fruits and citrus and a long persistence finish. 

Roupeiro
Feb27
Barolo Cannubi 2011
92

Paolo Scavino

Barolo Cannubi 2011

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium++ nose delicious aromas of red berries, plums with hints of cedar, earth, flowers and spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with firm but not overwhelming tannins and medium+ acidity. High structured, light creamy with cherries and plums, flowers and spices. Great Barolo.

Nebbiolo
Feb26
Sauvignon Blanc Mathias 2016
90

Pfitscher

Sauvignon Blanc Mathias 2016

In the glass a bright yellow color with green reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of paprika, tomatoleaf and tropical fruits (mango, passion fruits) and peach with hints of herbs and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with round mouthfeel, concentrated with enough freshness. Nicely balanced with recall of he nose, barrique hints and persistent aftertaste. Still very young and with great potential.

Sauvignon Blanc
Feb24
Pago de Los Balagueses Garnacha Tintorera – Merlot 2014
87

Vegalfaro

Pago de Los Balagueses Garnacha Tintorera – Merlot 2014

In the glass an intense dark cherry red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark ripe cherries and dark berries with hints of herbs, flowers and light vanilla. On the palate medium+ bodied, concentrated with medium acidity and a light sweetness showing flavours of ripe dark fruit and chocolate. The tannins are soft with a medium+ liquorice aftertaste. 

Garnacha Tintorera;Merlot
Feb22
Dickes Ding 2014
88

Weingut Bruker

Dickes Ding 2014

In the glass a light transparent dark red color. On the medium nose aromas dark fruit like blackberries and plums with nice integrated hints of black pepper, coffee, mint and tobacco. On the palate medium+ bodied, medium acidity and soft tannins showing flavours of dark spicy fruit, toast, toffee and chocolate. Medium+ finish with long reverberation. 

Syrah;Cabernet Franc
Feb21
Arnione Bolgheri 2013
91

Campo Alla Sughera

Arnione Bolgheri 2013

Still very young but already drinkable this intense ruby red wine. On the rim a violet reflection. On the nose medium+ aromas of cherries, dark forest fruits and chocolate with hints of violets, black pepper and liquorice. On the palate medium+ bodied, well balanced with nice complexity showing ripe cherries, cinnamon, toast and vanilla. Medium acidity and tannins and nice long final.  

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Petit Verdot
Feb19
Riesling 'Kung Fu Girl' 2016
88

Charles Smith

Riesling 'Kung Fu Girl' 2016

In the glass a bright citrus color. On the medium nose lovely aromas of citrus, pineapple, peach and lyche with hints of petrol and grapefruit. On the palate medium bodied, light waxyness, medium+ acidity with nice interplay with light sweetness.

Riesling
Feb17
Grauburgunder 2016
87

Weingut am Nil

Grauburgunder 2016

In the glass it shows a bright straw yellow color. On the medium nose aromas of melon, pear, citrus and light nutty hints  On the palate nice freshness, easy going and balanced, medium+ acidity with tropical fruits, pear and honey and a medium+ aftertaste

Grauburgunder
Feb16
Weissburgunder Konglomerat 2016
88

Weingut Josef & Philipp Bründlmayer

Weissburgunder Konglomerat 2016

In the glass a citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose lemon and pear with hints of honey and nuts. On the palate mdium bodied, medium+ acidity and light creaminess showing the same flavours as the nose with a nice spicyness in the medium aftertaste

Weissburgunder
Feb15
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
93

Domus Aurea

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

In the glass a deep garnet red color. On the medium+ nose lovely aromas of blackberries, dark cherries with wel integrated hints of tobacco, leather, mushrooms and vanilla. On the palate full-bodied with great round mouthfeel, very concentrated, medium acidity, fine grained tannins and well balanced. Great long and soft finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot
Feb13
Cuveè Bianco Marthò 2017
86

Pitzner

Cuveè Bianco Marthò 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with copper reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of white flowers, roses, pear, melon and tropical fruits. On the palate medium+ bodied, nicely balanced between the sweetness and the acidity with amedium+ mineral finish.

Moscato Giallo;Pinot Grigio
Feb11
505 Vineyards Malbec 2017
86

Casarena

505 Vineyards Malbec 2017

In the glass a bright ruby red color with violet reflections. On the medium nose aromas of dark cherries, plums with hints of spices and vanilla. On the palate medium bodied with high acidity and young but not disturbing tannins. Soft and round mouthfeel with a recall of the nose. Medium finish and ready to drink.

Malbec
Feb9
Selva Lugana 2017
87

Selva Capuzza

Selva Lugana 2017

In the glass a very bright citrus color. On the medium nose aromas of citrus, melon, pear and light pepper hints. On the palate soft, light waxy mouthfeel with nice freshness and acidity. Nice mineral aftertaste with tropical fruits and citrus. 

Lugana
Feb8
Talo Verdeca 2017
87

San Marzano

Talo Verdeca 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden highlights. On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, nectarine, white flowers and some vanilla hints. On the palate medium bodied, dry with nice round mouthfeel and fresness, medium acidity and a long and pleasant aftertaste.

Verdeca
Feb7
Amethystos Red 2015
88

Costa Lazaridi

Amethystos Red 2015

In the glass a bright dark red and purple color with purple edges. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe plums, cherry compote, dark berries with hints of vanilla and cacao. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice acidity and well integrated tannins showing flavours of dark fruit, black pepper, herbs and chocolate.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Agiorgitiko
Feb6
Vigna Winselerhof N.V.
87

Bollicine di Pirandello

Vigna Winselerhof N.V.

Bright citrus color with fine persistent mousse. On the nose delicate aromas of nectarine, citrus with hints of white flowers and brioche. On the palate medium-bodied with nice freshness and acidity and in the aftertaste citrus fruit and a little bitterness.

Muller Thurgau
Feb5
Villa Gresti 2011
89

Tenuta San Leonardo

Villa Gresti 2011

In the glass a dark ruby red color with light brownish rim. On the medium+ nose aromas of plums, dark cherries and hints of earth, leather, vanilla and ceder. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with rich mouthfeel and medium acidity showing flavours of blackberries, dark plums, earth and chocolate. Tannins are well integrated with a long lingering finish.

Merlot;Carmenère
Feb4
7 Seven Seas Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
87

Terramagna

7 Seven Seas Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

In the glass a ruby red color On the nose medium aromas of ripe cherries, plums and light hints of tobacco. On the palate dry, medium bodied with soft and round mouthfeel. Very nice PQR.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Feb3
Pinot bianco Finado 2017
88

Andrian

Pinot bianco Finado 2017

In the glass a bright citrus color with greenish rim. On the medium nose aromad of green apple, pear and citrus with hints of flowers and melon. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with nice freshness and balance. Ends with a light bitter finish and citrus hints.

Pinot bianco
Feb2
Núria Claverol Homenatge
90

Sumarroca

Núria Claverol Homenatge

Pale yellow, showing fine bubbles and a nice, persistent mousse. The Spanish bubble had complex flavors of white flowers, apricot with nice underlayed aromas of  brioche, yeast and light butter tones. On the palate dry, medium bodied with great round mouthfeel and medium+ acidity, balanced, light creamy and nice long aftertaste. One of the best cava’s I tasted which can compete with very good Champagne.

Xarel.lo
Feb1
Macán Clásico Rioja 2010
92

Macán Clásico Rioja 2010

The wine shows a dark ruby red color with brownish rim. On the medium+ nose loverly aromas of blackberries, licorice, mocha and tobacco with well integrated vanilla and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, dense and concentrated with medium tannins and acidity showing a recall of the nose. The finish is long and persistence. Close to perfection! 

Tempranillo
Jan30
Triumvirat 2009
90

Terra de Verema

Triumvirat 2009

In the glass a dark berries red color. On the mdium+ nose of dark cherries, dried prunes, cinnamon with hints of herbs and cedar. On the palate medium+ bodied, good structure, complexity and nice acidity after almost 10 years. The tannins are soft and the finish is persitence. Absolute great PQR

Carinena;Grenache;Syrah
Jan29
Pure 2017
88

Mirabeau

Pure 2017

In the glass a salmon rosé color. On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, citrus, raspberries and hints of herbs and lychee. On the palate dry, medium bodied and nicely balanced and fresh acidity.

Grenache;Syrah
Jan28
Diano d’Alba DOCG SUPERIORE Pietro 2014
88

Fratelli Aimasso

Diano d’Alba DOCG SUPERIORE Pietro 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of dark cherries, plums, liquorice with hints of chocolate, earth and black pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with soft tannins, medium acidity and flavours of dark berries, cherries and earthy hints. The finish is long and gentle.

Dolcetto
Jan27
Condado de Haza Crianza 2014
88

Alejandro Fernández

Condado de Haza Crianza 2014

In the glass a dark purple red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries and plums, cedar, vanilla, tobacco and herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with round and soft mouthfeel, medium acidity and ripe tannins and a recall of flavours. The finish is medium+ in length. 

Tempranillo
Jan25
Fortieth Anniversary Vintage Pinot Noir 2015
89

Calera

Fortieth Anniversary Vintage Pinot Noir 2015

In the glass a brick red color. On the medium+ notes lovely aromas of plums, cherries and strawberries with well integrated hints of leather, cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and soft tannins showing flavours of tart cherry, smoke, pepper and mint. Nice and long finish.

Pinot Noir
Jan23
Riesling 2017
88

Dreissigacker

Riesling 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose crisp lemon, peach, slate, flowers, honey and a light petrol wiff. On the palate medium+ bodied, dry with medium+ crisp acidity and light creamy flavours of grapefruit, mango, ripe apple and peach. Great long finish. Goof value for money.

Riesling
Jan21
Grüner Veltliner, Am Berg, Wagram, Austria, 2017
87

Bernhard Ott

Grüner Veltliner, Am Berg, Wagram, Austria, 2017

Straw yellow color with greasy tears. Richly varied nose with impressions of fresh melon, yellow apple, peach and white pepper.  Followed by an equally rich mouthfeel, minerally refined, with lots of white fruits, citrus and that recognizable spicy touch of white pepper. Lots of freshness in the finish. The spicy character of Grüner makes it an ideal compagnon at the dinner table. Poultry, veal and sole. 

Grüner Veltliner
Jan19
Intrigo 2017
88

Inserrata

Intrigo 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose medium+ aromas of pineapple, papaya, raspberries with hints of flowers and herbs. On the medium+ body soft and elegant with round mouthfeel and a long and persistence finish.

Chardonnay
Jan17
Vermentino di Monteverro Toscana 2017
88

Monteverrro

Vermentino di Monteverro Toscana 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of apple, pear and pineapple with well integrated hints of herbs, almond, citrus and white pepper with light vanilla. On the palate dry, fresh and balanced with medium+ acidity and medium body, showing medium+ flavours of citrus, peach, grapefruits and tropical hints. Mineral and fresh finish.

Vermentino
Jan15
Symphonie Rosé - Cru Classé - 2017 Cotes de Provence
90

Château Sainte Marguerite

Symphonie Rosé - Cru Classé - 2017 Cotes de Provence

In the glass a bright salmon pink color. On the medium nose aromas of strawberries, white flowers, citrus and cranberries. On the palate dry, medium-bodied, medium+ acidity with lovely soft mouthfeel showing flavours of red berries, mediterranean herbs, orange zes tand peach. Nice long mineral finish. One of the best rosés I have tasted.

Grenache;Cinsault
Jan13
Il Grigio Spumante Brut
87

Eugenio Collavini Viticoltori

Il Grigio Spumante Brut

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. The bubble is medium+ with soft mousse. On the nose medium aromas of pear, yellow apple, flowers, citrus and honey. On the palate dry,soft in the mouth, medium acidity with a recall of the nose with a light almond, citrus finish. 

Chardonnay;Pinot gris
Jan12
Kadette Pinotage 2013
88

Kanonkop

Kadette Pinotage 2013

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe raspberries, blackcurrant with hints of rubber, mocha and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+-bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Flavours of dark cherries, dark chocolate, pepper, herbs and blackberries. Nice and long aftertaste. 

Pinotage
Jan11
Clos Cypres Vinyes Velles (Old Vines) 2013
93

Costers del Priorat

Clos Cypres Vinyes Velles (Old Vines) 2013

This wine is powerful with a deep cherry red color. On the nose medium+ aromas of licorice, roasted spices, tar, black currant and raspberries. Complex but refined with minerals and vegetables that perfectly complement the aromas of wood aging. The taste is rich, mouth-filling and meaty that is full of ripe fruit and minerals. The polished tannins melt into the fruit in a soft lingering finish.

Carignan
Jan10
Côte Rôtie 1978
94

Brotte et Armentier

Côte Rôtie 1978

Light garnet color with lots of sediment. Seductive perfume of dried plums, strawberry confit, clove and elderberry jam. Silky soft on the palate with impressions of plums, sultana, white pepper, dried figs and beautifully soft tannins. Long lingering finish with great freshness. Fully developed but no sign of fatigue. Will try a second bottle in a few days. Drank it with quail and foie gras which worked very well.

Syrah
Jan9
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
92

Castello di Romitorio

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010

In the glass this Tuscan shows a deep dark ruby red color. On the nose medium+ intensity on the nose with aromas of dark cherries, ripe plums, blackberries, coffee, chocolate, ceder spices  and mushrooms. On the palate dry, full-bodied with enormous concentration and depth, medium+ acidity releasing flavours of red and black berries, cloves, tobacco and licorice with hints of vanilla. The medium tannins are well integrated and this wine will be even better after 5 more years. The finish is long and elegant.

Sangiovese
Jan8
Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru Les Perrières, France, 2015
92

Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy

Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru Les Perrières, France, 2015

Intense medium-yellow color, traditional Puligny style with impressions of ripe green apple, white peach, pear butter and toast. Juicy acidity, restrained oak, mineral complexity and elegant. Long finish, very elegant and without any noticeable oak influence. Great with Dover sole, risotto with shrimps and safran and smoked salmon carpaccio in olive oil and lemon juice.

Chardonnay
Jan6
Il Grifone - Offida Rosso 2013
89

Tenuta Cocci Grifoni

Il Grifone - Offida Rosso 2013

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium nose dark cherries, blackberries, chocolate, earth and tobacco. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ tannins and medium acidity with flavours of wild berries, plums, meat, cedar and tobacco. Medium+ aftertaste.

Montepulciano;Cabernet Sauvignon
Jan5
Chardonnay 2015
89

Almenkerk Wine Estate

Chardonnay 2015

In the glass a bright golden color. On the medium nose aromas of lemon, orange peel with light butter and oak notes. On the palate dry, mouthfilling with medium acidity, balanced with nice roundness. Flavours of zesty tropical fruit, butterscotch, vanilla and citrus. Long and persistence finish. 

Chardonnay
Jan4
Pinot Bianco 2017
88

Castel Sallegg

Pinot Bianco 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with green rim. On the medium+ nose citrus, white flowers, tropical fruit with hints of melon and hazelnut. The white wine has a medium+ intensity with good volume, roundness and medium acidity showing a recall of the nose with some extra flavours of green apple, pineapple and grapefruit on the the medium+ finish. 

Pinot bianco
Jan3
Schouwen - D(R)uivenland Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris Barrique 2016
87

De Kleine Schorre

Schouwen - D(R)uivenland Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris Barrique 2016

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose aromas of yellow apple, citrus, pineapple and hints of light cedar. On the palate dry, medium intensity, medium+ acidity, light waxy with nice freshness showing flavours of ripe apple, butter, vanilla and laurel. 

Pinot Blanc
Jan1
Varvàra 2014
89

Castello di Bolgheri

Varvàra 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose aromas black berries, ripe cherries with hints of tobacco, forest floor and mushrooms. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with concentrated flavours, medium acidity and silky mouthfeel with flavours of black currants, raspberries, spices, herbs and tobacco. The tannins are well integrated and it has a long and soft finish. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Cabernet Franc;Merlot;Syrah;Petit Verdot
Dec31
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
90

La Colombina

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the medium+ nose lovely aromas of cherries, raspberries, leather, forest floor and cedar with hints of spices and olives. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with silky mouthfeel and well integrated tannins and acidity. Alot of layers of flavours with a great long aftertaste. 

Sangiovese
Dec30
Brunello di Montalcino 2012
89

Madonna Nera

Brunello di Montalcino 2012

In the glass a pale ruby red color with garnet edges. On the medium+ nose prunes, blackberries, dark cherries with well integrated hints of cedar and chocolate. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, with elegant and soft mouthfeel with nice freshness showing flavours of cherries, cedar, vanilla, coffee and leather with medium+ tannins. The tannins are not disturbing. The finish is medium+ and juicy. 

Sangiovese
Dec29
Inici Priorat 2014
89

Merum Priorati

Inici Priorat 2014

In the glass a bright and deep ruby red color. On the nose medium+ aromas of raspberries, blackberries and red currants with well integrated hints of cedar, earth, spices and underbrush. On the palate dry, medium+ body and medium acidity with medium tannins. Very round and full in the mouth with cassis jam, cherries, chocolate, leather and spices. The finish is long and full of fruit.

Garnacha Negra;Cariñena;Syrah;Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec27
Brut Premier
90

Louis Roederer

Brut Premier

It's a lovely Champagne with a bright citrus yellow color. Lots of fine bubbles and very refined. On the nose refined notes of citrus, red apple, some peach and brioche. On the palate dry, soft, medium-bodied with nicely balanced medium+ acidity and a recall of the nose. Light bitter and persistence aftertaste.

Pinot Noir;Pinot Meunier;Chardonnay
Dec26
Grüner Veltliner 2017
86

Weingut Kellner

Grüner Veltliner 2017

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the nose medium intense aromas of pear, peach and flowers. On the palate dry, medium+ acidity with flavours of citrus, grapefruit, yellow apple, Nice fresh sipper from Austria.

Grüner Veltliner
Dec25
Riserva dei Padri Serviti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2003
91

Gattavecchi

Riserva dei Padri Serviti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2003

In the glass a deep brown red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, chocolate and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied and medium acidity with soft and elegant tannins showing flavours of earth, dark cherries, mushrooms and truffle. At its drinking window.

Sangiovese;Prugnole Gentile
Dec23
Amarone Della Valpolicella classico 2012
90

Santa Sofia

Amarone Della Valpolicella classico 2012

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas of plums, raspberries, dark berries with hints of vanilla and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied, medium tannins and medium+ acidity. Full of power, balanced and with nice freshness. Long and firm aftertaste. 

Corvina;Rondinella
Dec22
Equinox 365 - 2015
88

Weingut Reumann

Equinox 365 - 2015

In the glass a dark ruby color with garnet reflections. On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, blueberries and cherries with hint of herbal spices. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium tannins and acidity showing flavours of blackberries, red berries and black pepper. Nice freshness in the medium+ aftertaste. 

Blaufränkisch;Merlot;St. Laurent
Dec21
Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2014
87

Trimbach

Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2014

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the medium+ nose intense aromas of citrus, green apple, peach with light hints of petrol and flowers. On the palate dry, medium-bodied, balanced with high acidity with flavours of ripe apple, peach, apricot and lemon. Well made Riesling from Alsace.

Riesling
Dec20
Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92

Turnbull

Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

In the glass a deep purple red color. On the nose delicate aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, blackcurrant with hints of cedar, vanilla and black tea. On the palate dry, medium+ intensity, acidity and tannins. Medium+ bodied with flavours of dark cherries, blackberries and dark chocolate. Wonderful long aftertaste. 

Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec19
Abracadabra 2016
90

Trossos del Priorat

Abracadabra 2016

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, nectarine and pear with smoky hints of vanilla, blossom and spices. On the palate dry, rich, complex and velvet in the mouth and a recall of the nose. Long and persistent aftertaste.

Garnacha Blanca;Macabeo
Dec17
El Pajaro Rojo Mencia 2017
88

Losada

El Pajaro Rojo Mencia 2017

In the glass a dark purple red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, blackberries with hints of leather, spices, cedar and flowers. On the palate dry, medium bodied with nice acidity and medium tannins. Flavours of dark plums, cherries, cloves and vanilla. Very nice and long aftertaste. Very good value wine.

Mencia
Dec16
Les Crestes Priorat 2014
88

Mas Doix

Les Crestes Priorat 2014

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the rich nose aromas of cherries, blueberries and hints of herbs, tobacco, cedar and flowers. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity and easy tannins. Flavours of ripe cherries, tart red fruit and some black pepper. A very good wine which can age some more years.

Garnacha;Cariñena;Syrah
Dec14
Veraton Garnacha 2013
90

Alto Moncayo

Veraton Garnacha 2013

In the glass a deep cherry red color. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, cranberries and hints of tobacco licorice, vanilla and laurel. On the palate full-bodied, dry and a great interplay between the acidity and sweet tannins. Big mouth full of dark red fruit, spices and licorice. Elegant, balanced and a great long finish.

Garnacha
Dec13
Grüner Veltliner Trockenbeerenauslese
89

Weingut Türk

Grüner Veltliner Trockenbeerenauslese

In the glass a golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of yellow ripe plums, pineapple, apricot, lemonpeel and hints of honey and spices. On the palate sweet with nice interplay with the animating acidity, mouthcoating sweet notes and a great long finish.

89
Dec11
Ribolla Gialla Extra Dry
86

Cantina Rauscedo

Ribolla Gialla Extra Dry

In the glass a light ctrus colot with green reflections. Nice fine perlage and nose of white flowers, green apples and some light nutty hints. On the palate dry, medium-bodied, balanced and fresh with nice acidity. Not a complex bubble but a great sparkling sipper for a day of joy.

Ribolla Gialla
Dec10
Grüner Veltliner Strasser Wechselberg - Kamptal DAC Reserve 2015
88

Weingut Reinhard Topf

Grüner Veltliner Strasser Wechselberg - Kamptal DAC Reserve 2015

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, apricot, lemon with hints of herbs and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ acidity, good balance with a recall of the nose. Nice long aftertaste.

Grüner Veltliner
Dec8
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010
90

Casa Nova di Neri

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

In the glass an intense ruby red color. On the nose delicate and intense aromas of dark cherries, tobacco, leather and sweet spices. On the palate dry, full-bodied with medium+ acidity and medium tannins showing flavours of dark cherries, plums, earth, leather and spices. Great and long aftertaste.

Sangiovese
Dec7
Chardonnay 2014
87

Montes Alpha

Chardonnay 2014

In the glass a bright citrus yellow color. This complex wine presents smells of banana, pineapple and spices.  Fruity taste, round and creamy with nice citrus and buttery finish.  Nice chardonnay with good balance between fruit and oak.

Chardonnay
Dec5
Lagrein Riserva 2003
90

Muri-Gries

Lagrein Riserva 2003

In the glass a opaque black color with some sediment. On the nose intense aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and mulberries with well integrated aromas of cedar, earthy hints and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with still great refreshing acidity and still fine grainied tannins. A recall of the nose on the palate with a long and juicy aftertaste.

Lagrein
Dec4
Colterenzio Pinot Nero
87

Schreckbichl

Colterenzio Pinot Nero

In the glass a translucent red color with purple edges. Good nose with lots of cherry fruit, some red currants, wild berries, toast and sweet spices. On the palate light+ bodied, dry, elegant and soft in the mouth with good fruit and soft tannins. Flavours of red berries, cherries, licorice, pepper and plums. A very elegant wine.

Pinot Nero
Dec3
Gagliole Colli della Toscana Centrale I.G.T. 2015
91

Gagliole

Gagliole Colli della Toscana Centrale I.G.T. 2015

In the glass an intense ruby red color. The nose shows intense and delicate aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, cloves and licorice with hints of flowers, herbs, oak, toast and chocolate. On the palate dry, full-bodied and concentrated  with huge muscles showing flavours of dark cherries, tobacco, chocolate and vanilla. The tannins are still tight and need some time to soften. The finish is long and never ending. Salute

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon
Dec2
Niersteiner Riesling Trocken 2017
90

Weingut Wittmann

Niersteiner Riesling Trocken 2017

In the glass a bright golden yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, nectarine, grapefruit and nice hints of herbs, honey melon, pepper and stony minerals. On the palate medium+ bodied, dry with fullmouth experience showing flavours of lemon, apricot and spices. Medium+ acidity with a long and persistent finish. 

Riesling
Dec1
Soave Classico 2017
86

Montresor

Soave Classico 2017

In the glass a bright yellow color with green highlights. On the nose nice aromas of pear, apple and citrus with hints of vanilla and acacia. On the palate dry, medium bodied, with nice acidity and freshness showing flavours of peach, grapefruit, hazelnuts and almond. Medium+ aftertaste with citrus and nuts flavours.

Nov30
Villa di Capezzana 10 Years Carmignano DOCG 2008
90

Capezzana

Villa di Capezzana 10 Years Carmignano DOCG 2008

In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. On the nose delicate aromas of dark cherries and plum with well integrated hints of balsamico, eucalyptus, licorice and tobacco with light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, soft and round in the mouth with dark brooding cherries, tobacco, licorice  and forest floor. Very nice and long aftertaste. Classic Super Tuscan.

Sangiovese;Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov29
Quantum Rosenthal  Spätburgunder Trocken 2014
87

Max Schell

Quantum Rosenthal Spätburgunder Trocken 2014

In the glass a dark red color with purple reflections. On the nose intense aromas of dark red cherries, red berries, herbs, dried flowers and cedar notes. On the palate medium bodied, dry with nice acidity showing flavours of cranberries, cherries, spices and blossom. Nice medium+ finish. 

Pinot Noir
Nov28
Pecorino Colline Teatine 2016
89

Feuduccio

Pecorino Colline Teatine 2016

In the glass a golden yellow color with green reflections.On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, apricots and tropical fruits with hints of flowers, herbs, mint and white pepper. On the palate medium+ bodied, dry with nice round light waxy mouthfeel with lovely acidity and freshness. Flavours of ripe pear, apricot and melon and some honey with great minerality. Absolutely a nice white wine.

Pecorino
Nov26
Pinot Grigio Pénoner 2016
89

Kurtatsch

Pinot Grigio Pénoner 2016

In the glass a medium+ citrus yellow color with green reflections. On the nose delicate aroma of nectarine, blossom, mandarins, pear and spicy smoke. On the palate dry, medium+ intensity with soft round mouthfeel and good body and complexity. Showing flavours of pear, melon, nectarine and passion fruit with a long light salty finish. 

Pinot Grigio
Nov24
Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2015
87

Terre Di Ger

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2015

In the glass a dark red color with garnet reflections. On the nose intense aromas of red berries, plums with hints of spices and violets.On the palate dry, medium+ acidity and intensity with well rounded mouthfeel and a recall of the nose in the mouth. Tannins medium+ with nice long aftertaste with spices and dark red fruits.

Refosco
Nov23
Quintessence Rouge 2016
89

Chateau Pesquie

Quintessence Rouge 2016

In the glass a deep violet red color. On the nose intense aromas of raspberries, plums and red berries with nicely gathered sniffs of cedar, herbs, leather and pepper. The palate is dry, medium+ bodied with nice acidity and medium+ tannins showing flavours of black ripe cherries, dried plums, herbs and leather. Nice long and persistence finish. Very well made red blend from France. Good value.

Syrah;Grenache
Nov22
Rosso di Montalcino 2015
88

Podere Brizio

Rosso di Montalcino 2015

In the glass a bright garnet red color. In the glass delicate aromas of red berries, cherries and raspberries with a nice dress of vanilla, tobacco and some mediterian herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice acidity and tannins. Well balanced with flavours of red berries, cherries and tobacco with a light pepper in the long finish. Not a complex wine but very nice with great mouthfeel.

Sangiovese
Nov20
IGT Bianco Tharros - Karmis Bianco 2017
87

Contini

IGT Bianco Tharros - Karmis Bianco 2017

In the glass a golden yellow color with little green reflections. On the nose intense aromas of flowers, pine trees and ripe apricots with notes of smoke, anise and white peach. On the palate dry, light waxy with nice freshness and balance showing citrus, honey and almond notes. 

Vernaccia;Vermentino
Nov19
Fusion V 2013
91

De Toren

Fusion V 2013

In the glass an intense dark ruby red color. On the nose intense and delicate aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dark cherries with hints of chocolate, cedar, mint, coffee and some herbs. On the palate dry, full-bodied, clean and nicely balanced. Great complexity and concentration with layers of cherries, dark berries, chocolate, herbs and cedar. Great long and lingering aftertaste. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc;Petit Verdot;Malbec
Nov18
Barolo Serralunga 2013
89

Tenuta Cucco

Barolo Serralunga 2013

In the glass a dark violet color light transparent. On the nose intense aromas of blackberries, prunes and dark cherries with hints of chocolate, coffee, cedar, liquorice and dried herbs. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with concentrated red fruits and fine grained tannins. Still young but with nice potential. High acidity and long aftertaste. 

Nebbiolo
Nov17
Greppicante Bolgheri 2009
88

I Greppi

Greppicante Bolgheri 2009

In the glass a deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the palate intense aromas of dark ripe cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of wet earth, tobacco, vanilla and spices. On the palate full-bodied, dry with nice acidity and well integrated tannins. Nice round and soft in the mouth. Long and clean finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon;Merlot;Cabernet Franc
Nov15
Venezia Giulia Picol 2003
90

Lis Neris

Venezia Giulia Picol 2003

In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden reflections. On the nose intense and delicate aromas of tropical fruits like ananas, lyche and nectarine with hints of herbs and white flowers. On the palate dry, full mouthfeel, light waxy and round with splendid acidity and freshness. Very nice Sauvignon with a nice and persistence aftertaste. Great expression of Friuli Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc
Nov13
COR Römigberg 2015
90

Alois Lageder

COR Römigberg 2015

In the glass a bright ruby red color. On the nose delicate aromas of cherries, red berries and black currant with hints of paprika and light tobacco. On the palate a medium+ body, dry with medium tannins and acidity with again flavours of red fruit, ceder and vanilla. The finish is long and persistence. This wine is still “a baby” but will mature very good. 

Cabernet Sauvignon;Petit Verdot
Nov12
Reserva Tinto 2015
90

Herdade dos Grous

Reserva Tinto 2015

In the glass a clear, very deep ruby red color with dark garnet rim. On the nose enveloping with cassis, blueberries and cinnamon with well integrated hints of vanilla, toast, black pepper, barrique and chocolate. On the nose dry, medium+ bodied, concentrated with high acidity and tannins which will calm down in the years. Flavours of dark red fruits, chocolate and tobacco with a long and pleasant finish.

Alicante Bouschet;Touriga Naçional;Tinta Miúda
Nov10
Barbaresco Cole 2009
90

Moccagatta

Barbaresco Cole 2009

First it’s the best to give this wine a good decanter. In the glass a deep dark ruby red color. On the nose intense aromas od dark cherries, strawberries, licorice and cinnamon with hints of roasted herbs, oak and vanilla. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with high acidity and tannins. There is still a clear youth to the structure along with red cherries, cranberries, herbs, rose petals, and a touch of leather.

Nebbiolo
Nov9
Marias da Malhadina 2013
90

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

Marias da Malhadina 2013

In the glass an intense dark red color. On the nose blackberries, plums and tobacco with spicy hints and almond notes. On the palate dry, full-bodied and elegant with nice round mouthfeel and pleasant tannins. Nice mineral character and a long persistent finish. 

Aragonêz;Alicante Bouschet;Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov7
Inebriante Rosato 2017
87

Inserrata

Inebriante Rosato 2017

In the glass a bright pink color with orange reflections. On the nose delicate and clean nose of peach, melon and strawberries with hints of white flowers and lychee. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with fresh summerfruit and nice elegant mouthfeel. Nice persistence and fruity finish.

Sangiovese
Nov6
Etoile rosé 2017
89

Mirabeau

Etoile rosé 2017

In the glass the typical pale salmon Provence color. On the nose delicate aromas of peach, strawberries and raspberries with hints of flowers and white pepper. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied, clean with nice acidity and freshness showing flavours of strawberries, raspberries, nectarine and melon. In the long aftertaste light spicyness with peach and soft herbs. Great for just sipping but also a good companion with food.

Grenache;Cinsault
Nov4
Rosso Di Montalcino 2016
89

Caprili

Rosso Di Montalcino 2016

In the glass a dark cherry red color. On the nose delicate and intense aromas of dark cherries, strawberries, blackcurrants  and plums with light hints of earth, tobacco and spices. On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with a recall of the nose and a whiff of smokyness. Nice acidity with still firm tannins but already very nice and drinkable after the decant time. Nice and long finish. 

Sangiovese
Nov3
Müller Thurgau D.O.C. Graun 2017
88

Kellerei Kurtatsch

Müller Thurgau D.O.C. Graun 2017

In the glass a bright straw yellow color. On the nose delicate aromas of pear, apple and peach with hints of anise, flowers and mountain herbs. On the palate dry and balanced with medium acidity and fresh mouthfeel showing flavours of stonefruit, white fruit, herbs and light waxiness. The finish has a light mint undertone. 

Müller Thurgau
Nov1
Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, 2010
86

Chateau de Villegeorge

Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, 2010

In the glass a dark ruby red color. On the nose medium intensity with blackberries, dark cherries and some ceder, black olives and light vanilla. On the palate dry, medium-bodied with soft mouthfeel showing dark fruits, vanilla and underbrush. Tannins are well integrated with a bit lack of acidity – for me. The finish has medium length. 

Cabernet Sauvignon+Merlot
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
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