Daily Archives: May 5, 2010

Dr. Loosen Eiswein 2007

Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Riesling, Eiswein 2007 The nose combines honey and flowers and dried apricots. The mouth is luscious, sweet yet freshened by the ample acidity. The low alcohol adds to its ethereal character – great. Pradikatswein, Erzeugerabfullung in Bernkastel … Continue reading

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North Coast Pinot Noir

Willowbrook, Russian River Valley, J.C.O. Limited, Estate Grown, Pinot Noir 2007 The nose is a very sweet expression of oak and ripe fruit. In the mouth, this Pinot is silky and warm, showing caramel over freshly baked cherry pie. Winemaker … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir in Burgundy

Domaine de Montille, Bourgogne 2007 There’s pretty raspberry fruit laced with brown spices in the nose. The mouth is quite concentrated, full of acidity with a whisper of tannin in the background. As with the 2005, lay this down for … Continue reading

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Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon 2008

Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Macon-Milly-Lamartine 2008 Give this wine some air to blow off a bit of sulfur. Then the nose begins to open, showing apples and stone fruits. In the mouth this wine is quite concentrated, tasting of … Continue reading

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William Fevre Chablis Montmains 2008

Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Premier Cru, Montmains 2008 The nose is tight and not yet very expressive. In the mouth however, there is concentrated green apple, topped with buttery richness and plenty of acidity to provide freshness – very nice. … Continue reading

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Salomon Undhof Riesling 2008

Salomon Undhof, Kremstal, Pfaffenberg in Stein, Riesling, Trocken 2008 The nose features minerality and lime. That theme continues in the mouth with great concentration, plenty of acidity, a touch of silkiness and great length – very nice. The fruit for … Continue reading

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