Posts tagged as:

Haut-Medoc

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Filling level: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1955 Haut Médoc Château CoufranFrance Haut-Médoc (Bordeaux) Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Merlot (95%) 0,750 l natural cork into neck 12.00 vol.% dry red V

1955 has been the last harvest because hard frosts destroyed 1956 the majority of vines in Bordeaux. Therefore it is for a lot of wine lovers a kind of breaking point and the beginning of a new area because with new, younger vines the .....

{ 1 comment }

A good bottle of wine is always better when it’s shared with good friends. So we gathered together to celebrate the new years eve, to enjoy a “black & white”dinner and to kill a few bottles of interesting wines. Here now an extract with what we shortened the time to the turn of the year :
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2006 Meursault “Le Limozin” Michel Bouzereau & FilsFranceBurgundyChardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 13.00 vol.% dry white III .....

{ 0 comments }

CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No.8

December 12, 2011

At the 1th of November we met at the well-known Restaurant Mandragora in Bucharest, to enjoy some older BDX’s together with some other wines. But the special thing concerning this evening hasn’t been just the wine, because finally we found inPaul Peter Kopij a Chef who showed himself ready to prepare us also a special dinner which accompanied and complemented this tasting in a perfect way. So I sent Paul a couple of days in front of the tasting the wine list for him to think about a matching food part. And this “crazy guy” did think and what came .....

Read the full article →

1985 Chateau Lanessan … moldy label, yummy wine !

March 25, 2011

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):    Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1985 cru bourgeois supérieur Chateau Lanessan France Haut Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (36%), Petit Verdot (4%) 0,75 l natural cork 12.5 vol.% dry red III

Ok, ok ! I admit it. The label looked like hell, the capsule has been corroded and the cork soaked until the last 2 mm. But for people like me, who wants to drink the wine and not to resell it, the .....

Read the full article →

1982 Chateau Belgrave Grand cru classé – … something to “chew” …

November 19, 2010

19.11.2010
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):    Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1982 Grand cru classé Château Belgrave France Haut-Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry red IV

After all my ramblings about underestimated “side-years” it has been about time to try also a wine out of a celebrated one. So together with friends and after a very nice dinner (with other wines) we have had as a highpoint a BDX, ‘82, .....

Read the full article →

1983 Château La Lagune Grand cru classé – a true BDX wine aristocrat

November 6, 2010

06.11.2010
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):    Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1983 Grand cru classé Château La Lagune France Haut-Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry red IV

Those, who are reading this blog regularly may have already noticed may weakness for authentic, elegant wines – even if or precisely because they are out of an underrated year. As to me 1983 is such a year as well as 1981. .....

Read the full article →

1983 Chateau Sociando-Mallet cru bourgeois exceptionel – the Havanna smoking cedar-wood-pencil …

September 26, 2010

26.08.2010
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):     Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1983 cru bourgeois exceptionel Chateau Sociando-Mallet France Haut-Medoc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot,Cabernet Franc 0,75 l natural cork 12 vol.% dry red IV

One of my favourites from this region. Not just because they are producing every year very reliable wines with a good ageing potential and (so far) a good value for the money. No, also the owner seems to be an outstanding personality. Before others he .....

Read the full article →