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Better late than never ! The “International WineRoundTable Edition No.7” is already in the planning stage and I haven’t closed so far the last one … Well, we have been extremely busy lately (that’s a good thing) and therefore I let slight a little bit CellarTales and a lot of interesting wines lined up (that’s a bad thing). But I will do my very best to compensate the lost time. So, what we have had for our “International WineRoundTable Edition No.6” ? A very colored tasting with ups and downs, surprises and disappointments and a lot of different .....

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Good old times ? – 5 white classics

by Oliver Bauer on 4 May 2011 · 0 comments

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1990 “Le MD” Henri Bourgeois France Sancerre (Loire) Sauvignon Blanc 0,75 l cork 12.50 vol.% dry white III

The grapes for this wine have been harvested from the “Côte des Monts Damnés“ – cursed mountains or simply “MD”. A very steep hillside with a special soil (shell limestone/clay) offers excellent conditions for classic, mineral Sauvignon Blancs. And who still thinks that SB cannot age and should be consumed in its .....

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2002 Meursault “Les Grands Charrons” Michel Bouzereau vs. 1985 1er cru “Clos des Bouches Chères” Labouré-Roi : the beauty of age …

March 18, 2011

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2002 Meursault “Les Grands Charrons”Michel BouzereauFrance Burgundy Chardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 13.0 vol.% dry white IV

We discovered this winery a couple of years ago by “accident” and I am happy that we did because back then they vinified a real classic burgundy, mineral Chardonnay for a reasonable price. I said “back then” because today, just a few years later, they are very popular and they are still offering .....

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CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No. 5

March 16, 2011

After a longer period of time we managed finally to meet again with some other wine lovers and to enjoy a couple of wines at the CellarTales International WineRoundTable Edition No. 5. The scoop of this evening was to try and to compare 3 different styles of Champagne, 3 Austrian Riesling wines from famous producers and to see, how BDX wines developed over 3 decades in taste and style. Last but not least we have had in the end a Sauternes wine from a smaller vintage but out of a bigger bottle ! So let’s see, what ran .....

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Inexpensive Burgundy wines – a pleasure or a punishment ?

October 1, 2010

01.10.2010
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2004 Beaune 1er cru “Les Cent Vignes” Naudin-Tiercin (btl. at Domaine Duchet) France Burgundy Pinot Noir 0,75 l natural cork 13 vol.% dry red III

The first wine of this tasting showed an absolute clear and bright cherry-red colour with a soft red-brown hue – perfect Pinot Noir ! Just its nose has been a little bit irritating in the beginning with very robust smells of humid .....

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Chablis ! – Is there light at the end of the tunnel ?

September 23, 2010

23.09.2010
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2007 1er cru “Vaillons” Closerie des Alisiers France Chablis (Burgundy) Chardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 13 vol.% dry white III

It is a mistery to me. Since many years I am trying to find out because of what Chablis wines are so famous for their quality and their noble character and why the pricing of those wines is still so self-confident. Concerning this something exceptional should also .....

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1992 vs. 1993 Pommard Saussilles 1er cru Bernard & Louis Glantenay

September 8, 2010

08.09.2010
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1992 Pommard Saussilles 1er cru Bernard & Louis Glantenay France Burgundy Pinot Noir 0,75 l natural cork 13 vol.% dry red III

For a lot of wine-lovers the real burgundy starts in the north of Nuits-St.-Georges and ends in Gevrey-Chambertin, close up to Dijon. And indeed. In this small area you meet the worlds’ most famous (and expensive) Pinot Noirs. But also more south you can find .....

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Champagne 1er Cru vs. Grand Cru with a spanish introduction

August 17, 2010

15.08.2010
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N.V. Reserva brut nature Privat Laieta Spain D.O. Cava Chardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry white III

This smaller winery (ca. 15 ha, 80.000 bottles/year) farms organically and is specialized in Chardonnay. Vinified out of just this one variety, this iberian “Blanc de Blancs” showed a nice, ripe golden-yellow colour with a very fine mousseux. Its multilayered, very complex nose reminded me immediately of .....

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1985 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Daniel Moine-Hudelot

June 25, 2010

23.06.2010
With the french Burgundy region I have a very special relation. There are for sure not too many wine-regions, where you spend such a lot of money for a bottle of wine, just to receive a very fancy “dishwater” in return. On the other side, you can find here absolut unique wines of noble beauty and wasteful elegance. Especially with mature burgundy wines we have had recently a lot of (expensive) disappointments. But after that long lean period we have been finally rewarded again with a wonderful example which showed, because of what I love the Pinot Noir .....

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