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Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):   Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2008 Reserve du Couvent Chateau Ksara Lebanon Beeka ValleyCabernet Sauvignon (30%), Syrah(40%), Cabernet Franc(30%) 0,375 l twin-top cork 13.50 vol.% dry red III

This winery processes grapes from more than 300 hectares and is therefore one of the bigger players in the Lebanon. Red wine (mainly blends) represent over 60 % of the production but their portfolio contains also white wines (dry,sweet) and Rose. The vinification and the .....

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“Santa Claus” wine-tasting part II

by Oliver Bauer on 14 December 2010 · 0 comments

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
— Reserva brut nature Privat Laieta Spain D.O. Cava Chardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry white (sparkling) III

I always like to start a wine-tasting with something really elated, stimulating and therefore, if possible, sparkling. For me there’s no better equilibration for one’s palate than with a really dry sparkling wine. To avoid and to prevent boredom I am always on the search for a .....

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1999 Chateau Haut-Blanville Grand Cuvée – taste the wild …

September 29, 2010

29.09.2010
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1999 Grand Cuvée Chateau Haut-Blanville France Coteaux du Languedoc Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre 0,75 l natural cork 13,5 vol.% dry red III

The Languedoc is the largest wine producing region in France. With a little bit less than 300.000 hectars (Coteaux de Languedoc ca. 9.500 hectars) it has almost three times the size of the entire german area under vines. Beside the big amount of cheap “junkwines” .....

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Chateau Musar 1993

March 11, 2010

29.01.2010
A very light brick red with brown-red margin with a very fine, dusty sediment. Looking more like a Pinot Noir than a Cabernet, but this producers is known for its lighter colours, so don’t let yourself be fooled. The nose reminds me strongly of a classic Riojas. Very ethereal (oranges), white pepper, some old leather, blackthorn, figs and raisins. It is becoming smoother with some time aromas of sherry-wine, walnuts and pencil are appearing. At the palate then more classic Bordeaux-style including earthy notes, some horse-stable, a present acidity, melted tannins and a good aftertaste with a beautiful ripe sweetness. .....

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International Wine-Roundtable – Edition IV

February 22, 2010

17.07.2009, Restaurant “MAX”, Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania

 
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2006 “Tradition” Silvaner trocken Weingut Störrlein Germany Franconia Silvaner 0,75 l natural cork 12.0 vol.% dry white II

Silvaner (or Sylvaner) is an ancient white variety, for which the german region of Franconia is very famous for. A very fresh and shiny light yellow-golden colour with a wonderful typical „Silvaner-nose“. Yellow apples, overripe melons and pears and thereto some melted butter with slight .....

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International Wine-Roundtable – Edition II

February 22, 2010

03.04.2009, Restaurant “MAX”, Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania

 
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):   Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2007 Pazo Barrantes Bodegas Pazo Barrantes (Marques de Murietta) Spain Rias Baixas Albariño 0,75 l natural cork 12.0 vol.% dry white III

The indigenous variety Albarino is one of the most celebrated spanish white-wine stars – especially from this producer. Its fruity and light-bodied character fits perfectly to spring and summer dishes. The present one has a light and shiny yellow colour .....

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