Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

Quady Essensia 2007

Quady, California, Essensia, Orange Muscat 2007 Citrus, flowers and herbal notes and a hint of the fortifying spirit mark the nose. The mouth is fresh and citrussy, sweet but not cloying with a little appropriate warmth. P&B in Madera 15% … Continue reading

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Azelia Barolo Margheria 2004

Azelia, Barolo, Margheria 2004 In the nose there is black licorice, fresh black fruits and raisins. This highly structured wine is made to age yet the ripeness would allow you to drink it now with a dense chunk of cheese … Continue reading

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d’Arenberg Dead Arm 2006

d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale, The Dead Arm, Shiraz 2006 This wine is dense all around, from the color to the palate. Black fruits combine with hints of eucalyptus. The mouth is taught, just a baby yet the tannins are ripe with … Continue reading

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Alto Moncayo 2006

Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Campo De Borja DO 2006 The previous vintage was like what it would be like to drink candy – supple and rich, sweet-appearing as well. The ‘06 is even more so with tons of oak on top. … Continue reading

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Castellare Chianti Classico 2005

Castellare, Chianti Classico 2005 This estate has traditionally shown an Old World expression in their wines from Tuscany. There is a combination of cherry fruit and earthiness in the nose. The mouth showcases lean and tart cherry flavors – right … Continue reading

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Karthauserhof Auslese Trocken “S” 2007

Karthauserhof, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Eitelsbacher, Karthauserhofberg, Riesling, Auslese, Trocken “S” 2007 There is a bevy of sweet flowers to smell in this wine. In the mouth, there is electric acidity and just a touch of RS in this very concentrated, trocken gem. … Continue reading

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Weinbach Cuvee Theo Riesling 2006

Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, Cuvee Theo, Riesling 2006 The petrol elements are coming through in the nose. In the mouth, the wine is mineral-driven, hard and still a baby, quite dry and tasting of lime. Mis en bouteille par the Faller … Continue reading

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Deux Montille Puligny La Garenne 2005

Deux Montille, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru, “La Garenne” 2005 As in the Montagny tasted previously, Burgundy’s minerality comes through and this time with a shower of oak. This wine is rich with nuttiness and doughiness but has a razor of acidity … Continue reading

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Sauvignon Republic Stellenbosch Sauvignon 2007

Sauvignon Republic, Stellenbosch, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 This wine is no slouch in its intensity, with the grassier side of herbaceousness on display.  Back in November we tasted this bottling along with the Marlborough and the Russian River bottlings in the … Continue reading

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Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2006

Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, Estate Grown, Chardonnay 2006 January notes:   In the nose there is citrus and toasty notes. The mouth is quite crisp, as it traditionally is. In July the toasty character and nuttiness have increased, adding complexity. … Continue reading

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