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2006 Piccini Villa al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino

Culoare rosie inchisa cu o bordura usor caramizie. Nasul este bine dezvoltat, intens, dens, cu arome de fructe supracoapte, visinata, prune coapte, magiun afumat, tabac si piele. Vin cu corpolenta plina, bine stucturat, cu taninuri coapte si prezente, suplu, cu arome pronuntate de visinata, ciocolata amaruie si tabac, cu aciditate buna si o senzatie de proaspat data de structura tanica. Final mediu spre lung, cu arome de cafea si fruct rosu, cu o anumita astringenta binevenita. Un vin care ar cere un steak. 13.5% alc. (87-88/100)

Un vin comentat pentru Unvinpezi. Importat de Cramele Recas.

2009 Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz Douro

O crama detinuta de o legenda a vinului din Bordeaux: Bruno Prats, fostul proprietar al Chateau Cos d’Estournel din St-Estephe, impreuna cu un alt producator la fel de cunoscut intre amatorii de vinuri Porto: Symington, atestati ca exportatori de vinuri Porto inca din 1652. Vinul de astazi este un vin sec, un cupaj din cel putin 5 tipuri de struguri specifici Portugaliei, ce pastreaza aceleasi proportii ca si vinul de Porto.

Culoarea este rosie inchisa cu reflexii purpurii, tradand un vin foarte tanar. Nasul este bine dezvoltat si puternic aromat, cu umbre de fructe rosii si negre de padure coapte, condiment – rozmarin, bitum dar si o nota lactica. Un vin plin, rotund, cu taninuri sanatoase, coapte si putin dulcege, bine echilibrat, extractiv, si un final mediu spre lung, condimentat. Vinul isi pastreaza bine aromele in postgust. Poate fi consumat acum alaturi de fripturi suculente, dar poate aduce arome noi probabil dupa o invechire aditionala de 2-3 ani. 14% alc (87/100)

Comentariu aparut la Unvinpezi.

2000 Chateau Chauvin Saint Emilion Grand Cru

This is a very intriguing wine. Chateau Chauvin is located very close to Chateau Cheval Blanc and aside from the typical Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines associated to the St-Emilion terroir, it has a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Even the label resembles somehow the one of Cheval Blanc.

2000 Chateau Chauvin St Emilion

The wine was rather charmless in the first few hours upon opening. The color is dark red-garnet with no signs of evolution. The nose is well developed and initially shows aromas of light red fruit, but vey spicy, smoky, mixing hot stones with graphite and some green bell pepper. However, after 3-4 hours this is a totally changed wine and it becomes very interesting: it gets a deep, rich floral character, losing the fruity aromas: it is the first wine I taste that feels like someone stuffed a bouquet of fresh, blue Hyacinth and smokey charcoal (very intriguing) in the glass. Medium to full bodied on the palate, with assertive tannins and a firm grip, lively, and flavors of graphite, spices and cigars ash. Medium finish, mint tea freshness, slightly bitter aftertaste, with green coffee bean and again cigars ash. I loved the deep floral character of this wine, but if you are looking for a fruit driven wine this should not be your pick. It needs a good dose of breathing in a decanter. 13.5% alc (90-91/100)

1996 Robert Weil Riesling Halbtrocken

This is not that intense as the 1996 R Weil Spatlese Halbtrocken I had a few weeks ago and it is on a lighter side in the mouth.

Yellow lemon color, still young. The nose is developed, youthful, with aromas of apple pie, nectarines, very discreet petrol and pineapple. Light to medium bodied, with sharp acidity and flavors of ripe citrus fruit, baked apple amd peach. Short to medium finish, fresh. (87/100)

Paired fairly well with sushi from Itadaki.

2005 Chateau Beychevelle Saint-Julien

Had this wine on SUN with lunch, after leaving it in a decanter for about 30 minutes.  Robert Parker gave it only 90 points. 2005 was an excellent vintage in Bordeaux, especially for the Left Bank.

2005 Chateau Beychevelle Saint-Julien

Youthful dark red garnet color. A well developed nose, intense, complex, with great aromas of cassis, pencil shavings, smoky plum, green bell pepper but just in a small dose, enough to increase its complexity and black cherry; a really nice nose. Full bodied, ripe and polished tannins, very balanced, with depth, fairly rich flavors on the palate and good freshness given by the mineral character. Long finish, spicy, with a very good drink-ability and very pleasant freshness. This wine is open and as much as it has a good aging potential, it is drinking extremely well already. 13% alc (93/100)

It would be interesting to find out how other 2005’s taste today.

Cramele Recas Sole Chardonnay 2011

Ultima oara cand am vizitat Cramele Recas anul acesta si am avut ocazia sa degust majoritatea vinurilor produse aici, recunosc ca am apreciat mult acest Chardonnay care, in opinia mea, rivalizeaza bine anul acesta cu Solo Quinta si pe chiar il prefer in detrimentul cupajului mentionat. De asemenea pretul este mult mai competitiv, avand in vedere ca Solo Quinta 2011 este Chardonnay in proportie de 80%.

Cramele Recas Sole Chardonnay 2011

Culoare galben pal. Un nas care se dezvolta si creste in intensitate cu putina aerare si devine mai expresiv pe masura ce vinul se incalzeste in pahar. Baut la o temperatura prea scazuta nu-si etaleaza intreaga paleta aromatica, deci atentie la temperatura de servire. Aromele de vanilie, banane, pere si citrice se imbina placut cu tente usor minerale si cele de fum. Un vin cu corpolenta plina si aciditate medie, dar placuta, bogat in gura, din nou aromele citrice se intrepatrund frumos cu cele minerale, iar finalul este mediu, cu un postgust revigorant, usor amarui, ce aminteste de grapefruit. Un vin placut, chiar elegant, bine pus in evidenta de aciditatea buna. Vinul beneficiaza daca este servit din pahare mai mari, cu gura mai larga, asemanatoare celor pentru vinuri rosii, ce dau posibilitatea unei aerari mai bune. Un vin ce merge asociat la peste sau carne alba cu sosuri albe mai bogate. (84-85/100)

Vin primit si comentat pentru site-ul www.unvinpezi.ro

2007 Toni Jost Erste Lage Hahnenhof Riesling Trocken

The Hahn is a Grand Cru (Erste Lage) vineyard in the Middle Rhein, entirely owned by Toni Jost. Already with a relative amount of age but still an infant compared to Riesling’s aging capability, this was a very good match for a sushi dinner I had recently. It is worth mentioning that I had the best sushi I ever experienced in Bucharest so far from Itadaki sushi. Kudos to Itadaki’s chef for the sushi he makes.

2007 Toni Jost Erste Lage Hahn Riesling Trocken

Yellow gold color. The nose is well developed, happily combining sweetness, spices and minerality. Aromas of quince pie, pineapple and peach hold their ground very well next to warm rubber, freshly shaved ginger and ripe citrus fruit. Mouth watering acidity, lively on the palate, with generous amounts of flavors on the palate and a long finish, with spicy and citrus fruit flavors that linger in the aftertaste for a good amount of time. Really nice wine, with enough complexity and killer acidity to make it convincing. (91/100)

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