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Verticala Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf du pape ’98, ’04, ’05, ’07, ’08, ’09

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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Domaine du Pegau este unul dintre domeniile noastre preferate din Chateauneuf du Pape si asta datorita modului traditional de realizare a vinurilor: randamente scazute, vite vechi, strugurii culesi manual, utilizare minima a barrique-ului nou ceea ce lasa caracterul solului si al strugurilor sa domine. Strugurii provin din cele mai bune parcele din Chateuneuf du pape: Monpertuis, Rayas si La Crau (considerata o zona Grand Cru de cea mai buna calitate). Vinurile au pe langa prospetime si accesibilitate cand sunt tinere, un real potential de invechire de 20-30 de ani si chiar mai mult in anii exceptionali.

Aceste vinuri autentice obtin in fiecare an punctaje foarte mari de la marii critici internationali de vin datorita calitatii, prospetimii si personalitatii lor. Ceea ce va propunem pentru urmatoarea degustare este o verticala de 6 ani diferiti ai acestui vin pentru a observa consecventa in calitate dar si influenta fiecarui an in parte.

Iata vinurile propuse:

1998 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee (WS 96, CT 93)

2004 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee (WS 96, CT 93, ST 93)

2005 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee (ST 95, WS 94, CT 93)

2007 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee (WS 95, ST 94, CT 93)

2008 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee (WS 92, CT 91, ST 91)

2009 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee (RP 98, WS 95, WE 94, CT 94)

Degustarea va avea loc miercuri, 6 noiembrie 2013, de la ora 19:30, la restaurantul Dada (Str. Matei Voievod nr. 94bis). Sunt doar 10 locuri disponibile și fiecare costă 320 de lei, sumă care include vinurile, aperitivele și prezența noastră agreabilă.

Rezervări la +40722 141 879 (Nicușor) sau +40723 240 102 (Cosmin) sau pe email: cosmin.grozea@gmail.com si nicusor.cazan@gmail.com

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Categories: France, Rhone, Wine-dinners

Not an average wine-dinner

October 29, 2013 1 comment

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I was recently invited to attend the anniversary dinner organized by a good friend celebrating his birthday. A wine geek himself and big fan of red Italian and prestige wines, it was no surprise that the red wines tasted were all from Italy. With one exception the rest of the wines were all a first encounter for me.

Tuna tartar, fresh oysters and lobster salad were served with 2004 Cristal Champagne. A pale yellow lemon color with smooth and rich mousse, that opened up in stages on the nose and palate. Fresh dough, citrus fruit and a hint of crushed stones form the medium(+) intense and well developed nose. Medium(+) body, very acidic on the first sip, it opens up with air and becomes rounder, mellower and more enjoyable. Medium(+) finish, with bright citrus fruit, Granny Smith apple acidity and lingering hints of minerals. (92/100)

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Served with fresh pasta with butter and white truffles it was 2009 Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte Blanc (Pessac-Leognan). It ranks in the first Top 3 white wines I had this year. The color is pale yellow lemon. The nose shows great Pessac-Leognan typicality with generic smoked vanilla and tropical fruits, but it starts up gradually in intensity. The first nose is shy and it takes about 2 hours to fully reveal its intensity. It’s a different story on the palate: the level of flavor concentration it’s outstanding, you can literally taste fresh vanilla, smoke, fresh tangerines, mango and papaya, pears, peaches and white apricots. Flawless mouth-feel, medium acidity (that’s a surprise and probably that’s why is so enjoyable now), balanced and intense. Long finish, fresh and flamboyant, with plenty of exotic and tropical fruits. I fell in love with it. (97-98/100)

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Shifting to reds, the menu moved towards red meat: medium-rare tuna steak with grilled vegetables. Served in parallel there were 2006 Trinoro from Tenuta di Trinoro and 2007 Masseto from Ornellaia. 2006 Trinoro has the nose and mouth-feel of an Amarone. The color is deep dark red garnet. The nose is medium(+) intense, well developed and rich, with unusual Amarone like aromas: chocolate, rum and over ripe black fruits: blackberry, black cherry, cranberry and leather. The taste is full bodied, rich and concentrated, with medium polished tannins, with juicy blackberry, rum and chocolate. Medium(+) finish, black fruit liquor and sweet feel. (89-90/100)

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2007 Masseto is a totally different ball game. Tasted blind this could go for a sunny Pomerol. The color is medium red garnet color. Pronounced, elegant, well developed and complex nose, it takes time to open up. A mix of black cherry, plums, chocolate, cedar and graphite are just a few aromas of the complex nose. Full bodied, yet supple and elegant, the wine is a  monument of balance and complexity. The high level of polished tannins, the richness and concentration are outstanding. The 15% alcohol is just a number in this case, because the wine has freshness, elegance and a weightless mouth-feel. Long and pronounced finish, with fresh red fruits and coffee. (98/100)

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A 2008 Trinoro was also served to see if it has a similar profile of an Amarone like 2006. The color is deep red garnet. The nose is well developed, pronounced, intense and sweet. The ripe black fruit profile is there but manages to preserve freshness and hints of coffee. Full body, high polished and sweet tannins, sweet and juicy blackberry and cranberry, dark chocolate, plums, but still fresh. Long finish, lingering juicy black fruits. (93/100)

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Dinner was finished with a NV Billecart-Salmon Rose to wash the palate. Pink salmon color, intense mousse. Biscuit, bright red fruits and grapefruit, fresh and citrus palate, medium finish. (90-91/100)

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Degustare DAVINO (Marti 15 Octombrie 2013)

October 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Zilele acestea Davino se pregateste de lansarea noilor vinuri rosii din recolta 2010. Ne-am gandit sa vi le oferim in premiera la degustare pentru a le putea vedea inainte sa ajunga pe rafturile magazinelor de specialitate si in restaurante. Noi am fost surprinsi inca o data de noile vinuri mai ales venind dupa exceptionalul an 2009.

O alta premiera este un vin din noua gama, Iacob, si o scurta verticala de Revelatio pentru a vedea cum evolueaza in timp acest cupaj indraznet de Sauvignon Blanc & Feteasca Alba.

Iata vinurile propuse:

2009 DAVINO Revelatio (Sauvignon Blanc & Feteasca Alba)
2011 DAVINO Revelatio (Sauvignon Blanc & Feteasca Alba)
2011 Iacob Rosu (Cabernet Sauvignon & Feteasca Neagra)
2010 DAVINO Purpura Valahica (Feteasca Neagra)
2010 DAVINO Domaine Ceptura Rouge (Cabernet Sauvingon, Merlot & Feteasca Neagra)
2010 DAVINO Flamboyant (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Feteasca Neagra)
Surpriza: incheiem seara cu un vin care s-a asezat foarte bine de la lansare.

Ne intoarcem la locatia de inceput a degustarilor noastre, restaurantul Dada, acum proaspat renovat si parca si mai primitor.

Degustarea va avea loc marti, 15 octombrie 2013, de la ora 19:00, la Restaurantul Dada (Str. Matei Voievod nr. 94bis). Sunt 20 de locuri disponibile și fiecare costă 190 de lei, sumă care include vinurile, aperitivele și prezența noastră agreabilă.

Rezervări la +40722 141 879 (Nicușor) sau +40723 240 102 (Cosmin)
sau pe email: cosmin.grozea@gmail.com si nicusor.cazan@gmail.com

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