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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 .....

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CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No.8

by Oliver Bauer on 12 December 2011 · 0 comments

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 .....


CellarTales International Wineroundtable Edition No. 6

July 4, 2011

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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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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“Santa Claus” wine-tasting part II

December 14, 2010

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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“Santa Claus” wine-tasting part I

December 9, 2010

6th of December – Santa Claus is coming to town, bringing apples, nuts, candies and other nice things to those kids, who have been “good as gold”. I remember very well how I always searched for my biggest boots to put them in front of my door but unfortunately being a grown up I don’t fit the frame anymore … As much more I have been really happy when one of our friends proposed to have a wine tasting together. Since longer time he told me that he would like to try some older BDX wines from his own .....

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1928 Chateau Fombrauge Grand Cru Saint Emilion

August 5, 2010

To console ourselves for the bitter experience with the 1918er (previous post), I went immediately back in our cellar, to get another shot. 1928 – a great vintage. Mid-shoulder – acceptable. Just the source ( a privat auction) has been an element of uncerntainty and again the wine didn’t clarify (it was kept upright and unmoved for over 8 months in the cellar). Never mind – no risk, no fun. The cork has been really done and therefore I have had to “crumble” it out of the bottle – will this be the next victim of time ? Unfortunately : .....

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1983 Chateau La Dominique Grand cru classé

July 2, 2010

Chateau La Dominique is one of the better know producers in Saint-Emilion. But what has been more suspenseful to me concerning this wine, was the year. 1983 is (for me) pretty underestimated because of the famous and outstanding harvest in ‘82. Anyway, so far, I have had some very interesting wines out of ‘83, but of course also bad ones. I just remember a recently opened Chateau Ramage la Batisse, which has been a mess. So let’s see, what this one is able to show us today. The filling level has been OK (into neck) but even after .....

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