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    Primeurs 2015: Snap-shot of a Vintage 2014

    Timed usually ath the end of March and beginning of April the Primeur Week in Bordeaux is always an exciting moment as it allows a first view on the latest vintage. The huge number of wines available for tasting is impressing and one week seems almost to short. Therefore the Union de Grand Crus offers a well organised blind tasting for the press on every morning during the week. On the precendt weekend the Grand Cercle des vins de Bordeaux holds blind tastings of over 200 samples. These impressions are complemented by tastings at various Châteaux and tastings organized by the Bordeaux trade. Therefore some oft he wines can be tasted twice or even more often during this week to doublecheck on quality and style.

     

    An interesting fact is the weather situation. Meterologic low pressure means that wines may close down, meanwhile meterologic high pressure presents the wines in a more open and flavourful style. This year the wheather was quite bad during the first days of the tasting week but ameliorated a lot in the second half of the week. This had an influence on the tasting notes in general which has to be considered. Another effect has been the late harvest in 2014, which shortened the time period between harvest and Primeur tastings for up to a month. A month less time for maturation has effects on the tasting results which is another aspect to consider, always keeping in mind that each tasting result remains a snap-shot and is not an absolute and final judgement.

     

    2014 had an early start with budbreak around 10 days ahead of the 10 years average. End of May flowering started on the early terroirs in heterogeneous conditions, whereas the later varieties such as Cabernet-Sauvignon and Franc as well as later terroirs took advantage of a warm and sunny period beginning of June. July and August where quite cool and humid and in the second half of August the vintners prepared themselves for a vintage even worse than 2013 but at the end of August everything changed. A spledid indian summer througout September and October saved the quality. Harvest started for the white grapes started three days later than in 2012 but two weeks later than 2011. For the red grapes the harvest startet with Merlot at the end of September and ended with the Cabernets in the second half of October. The cool climate during summer provides a higher acidity, the indian summer is responsible for the right ripening.

     

    The dry white wines are on a very good quality level showing crisp acidity and ripe flavours. The noble sweet white wines also take advantage of the higher acidity balancing the opulent sweetness. Therefore this vintage seems more on the elegant side. The presentation of red wines depends very much on the grape varietes and terroirs. Overall the red wines are on a higher quality level than the three previous vintages. Saint-Emilion is excellent on the plateau calcaire and shows in general very good wines.

     In Pomerol the centre of the plateau was in advantage over the surrounding areas. Fronsac was a very positive surprise for 2014. In the Médoc the southern part proved to be more heterogenous than the northern part, where especially Saint-Estèphe was homogenous and excellent. South of Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan presented a very homogenous picture of a very good quality level with outstanding wines from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion.

    One last observation: This vintage digests oak in a great way. The oak is even not obvious in wines with a 100% new oak barrels for maturation. Now there are roughtly twelve month to follow for the maturation of the 2014s untill the bottling in 2016. A lot can happen in this period. Let us see how the wines will present themselves after bottling, it will be a very interesting tasting again. 2014 is not a great vintage like 2005, 2009 or 2010 but it will be able to secure a position as one of the very good vintages of Bordeaux.

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    TOP 100  BORDEAUX 2014  VINTAGE

    (You can read the tasting notes and full reviews by using the search engine on the left upper corner. Just write the name of the wine you are looking for) 

     

    Ausone

    97points

    Cheval-Blanc

    97

    Haut-Brion

    97

    Lafite-Rothschild

    97

    Le Pin

    97

    Margaux

    97

    Mouton-Rothschild

    97

     

     

     

     

    Cos d'Estournel

    96

    Eglise-Clinet

    96

    Léoville-Poyferré

    96

    Pontet-Canet

    96

    Valandraud

    96

    Vieux Château Certan

    96

    Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarosse

    95

    Canon

    95

    Canon La Gaffelière

    95

    Ducru-Beaucaillou

    95

    Figeac

    95

    La Mission-Haut-Brion

    95

    La Mondotte

    95

    Montrose

    95

    Palmer

    95

    Pavie 

    95

    Pavie-Macquin

    95

    Pichon Longueveille  

    95

    Troplong Mondot

    95

    Trottevieille

    95

    Angélus

    94

    Beau-Séjour Bécot

    94

    Calon-Ségur

    94

    Clinet

    94

    Clos Fourtet

    94

    Conseillante

    94

    Domaine de Chevalier

    94

    Haut-Bailly

    94

    La Couspaude

    94

    la Fleur Pétrus

    94

    Larcis Ducasse

    94

    l'Evangile

    94

    Malartic Lagravière

    94

    Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

    94

    Rauzan-Ségla

    94

    Trotanoy

    94

    Beauregard

    93

    Bouscaut

    93

    Dassault

    93

    Franc Mayne

    93

    Gaffelière

    93

    Grand Pontet

    93

    Gruaud-Larose

    93

    Hosanna

    93

    La Clotte

    93

    La Dominique

    93

    La Louvière

    93

    Langoa-Barton

    93

    Lascombes

    93

    Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

    93

    Le Gay

    93

    Nénin 

    93

    Olivier

    93

    Pape Clément

    93

    Pavie-Décesse

    93

    Peby Faugères

    93

    Smith Haut Lafitte

    93

    Villemaurine

    93

    Vray Croix de Gay

    93

    Angludet

    92

    Balestard-La-Tonnelle

    92

    Batailley

    92

    Belair Monange

    92

    Bon Pasteur

    92

    Branaire-Ducru

    92

    Brane-Cantenac

    92

    Cantemerle

    92

    Cantenac-Brown

    92

    Carbonnieux

    92

    Certan de May de Certan

    92

    Clerc-Milon

    92

    Clos Saint Martin

    92

    Domaine de l'Eglise

    92

    Duhart Milon Rothschild

    92

    Ferrand

    92

    Fleur Cardinale

    92

    Gazin

    92

    Grand Mayne

    92

    Grandes Murailles

    92

    Issan

    92

    La Chapelle d'Ausone

    92

    Lafon-Rochet

    92

    Latour à Pomerol

    92

    Le Bon Pasteur

    92

    L'Enclos

    92

    Léoville-Barton

    92

    l'IF

    92

    Magrez Fombrauge

    92

    Malescot-Saint-Exupéry

    92

    Monbousquet

    92

    Petit-Village

    92

    Phélan Ségur

    92

    Quintus

    92

    Talbot

    92

    Tour Figeac

    92

    Belgrave

    91

    Bellefont Belcier

    91

    Bellevue-Mondotte

    91

    Berliquet

    91

    Beychevelle

    91

    Bonalgue

    91

    Bourgneuf

    91

    Branas-Grand-Poujeaux

    91

    Cap de Mourlin

    91

    Clos Badon

    91

    Clos Beauregard

    91

    Clos de l'Oratoire

    91

    Clos du Marquis

    91

    Clos Lunelles

    91

    Coufran

    91

    d'Armailhac

    91

    Dauzac

    91

    Ferrière

    91

    Giscours

    91

    Haut Marbuzet

    91

    Haut-Bergey

    91

    Kirwan

    91

    La Chapelle de la Mission-Haut-Brion

    91

    La Grave

    91

    La Pointe

    91

    Labégorce

    91

    Lagrange

    91

    Le Petit Mouton

    91

    Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

    91

    Les Cruzelles

    91

    Les Pagodes de Cos

    91

    Lynch-Bages

    91

    Marquis de Terme

    91

    Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

    91

    Petit Bocq

    91

    Pomeaux

    91

    Prieuré-Lichine

    91

    Rouget

    91

    Saint-Pierre

    91

    Sociando Mallet

    91

    Yon-Figeac

    91

    Alcée

    90

    Bel Air Ouy

    90

    Bellevue

    90

    Bernadotte

    90

    Carruades de Lafite

    90

    Cheval Noir Cuvée le Fer

    90

    Cissac

    90

    Clément Pichon

    90

    Clos des Jacobins

    90

    Clos la Madeleine

    90

    Clos l'Eglise

    90

    Cos Labory

    90

    Croix de Beaucaillou

    90

    d'Aighuile

    90

    de France

    90

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    BORDEAUX 2014 DECLARED ‘MIRACLE’ VINTAGE 

    2014 Bordeaux is a “great”, “miracle” vintage that is close in style and quality to the exceptional 2010s, according to Nicolas Glumineau, general manager for Roederer’s Bordeaux estates.

     

    Nicolas Glumineau of Pichon Lalande

    Nicolas Glumineau of Roederer (Photo: db)

    Glumineau, whose responsibilities stretch from Pauillac second growth Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande to St Estèphe cru bourgeois estates Château de Pez and Château Haut Beauséjour, told db that he considered last year’s harvest “a great vintage”.

    Continuing, he said that it was “a kind of miracle vintage”, due to the unusually fine weather from late August until mid-November, which followed a wet and cool June, July and early August.

    The unbroken dry and sunny conditions in the latter half of the year allowed Glumineau to oversee the longest harvest on record for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, which lasted five weeks.

    As a result, he said that 2014 was a particularly good year for Cabernet Sauvignon.

    “Merlot needs a good summer, but Cabernet needs a very long Indian summer – the grape is a marathon runner – and my feeling is that this is a Cabernet year,” he said.

    Continuing, he said that 2014 was between 2001 and 2010 in style, adding, “but it is very close to 2010, 2014 has a very obvious tannic structure and a long ageing potential; it is balanced, with density and richness,” he said.

    Noting that alcohols are 13.2% for the Pauillac estate’s first and second wine, he further described the wines as “charming, fruity and creamy”, and “the kind of wine I’d love to make every year”.

    Clarifying his comparison with 2010, Glumineau said that the 2010 vintage was “outstanding”, and said that 2014 “was not at the same level, but we have something great.”

    In terms of pricing the 2014 vintage release, Glumineau told db that he would be waiting to see how the market reacts to prices from neighbouring cru classé estates before deciding the level for Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

    “I will take time to analyse the markets at the start of this year’s en primeur campaign… we need to take the time not to price too early,” he said, adding that the second growth property was not holding unsold stock.

    “We have no more 2012 or 2013 available,” he said, adding, “So I am sure we have made the effort to price the wines well with those last two years” – which were both released at €48 a bottle to the négociants.

    Nevertheless, he said that Bordeaux would need to “listen to the markets and react pragmatically”.

    Indeed, he said, “I think the en primeur system is a fantastic way to create a good relationship between the wineries, the merchants and the final customers, so we shouldn’t break the toy.”

    by Patrick Schmitt

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    Bordeaux Preview: Will the 2014 Vintage Be Worth Betting On?

    No one is calling 2014 a great, must-have "vintage of the century" as 2010, 2009, and 2005 were branded

    byElin McCoy

    Several thousand people from around the world are in Bordeaux this week for the annual spring rite of en primeur, roaming from the Medoc to Graves, from Pomerol to Saint-Emilion to get a first taste of the 2014 vintage. 

    The wines are still aging quietly in barrels as merchants assess which ones to offer their clients as futures, and journalists furiously scribble their tasting notes.

    Overall quality looks to be pretty good. The vintage story is a familiar one: a cool, damp summer with the grapes finally ripened by the “miracle” of September sun.

    No one is calling 2014 a great, must-have "vintage of the century," as they labeled 2010, 2009, and 2005. 

    Several thousand people from around the world are in Bordeaux this week for the annual spring rite of en primeur.

    Source: UGCB via Bloomberg

     

    A Buying Slump

    So the big question hovering, like a dark cloud above this week’s en primeur circus, is whether prices for the 2014s will be low enough to get buyers excited about plunking down cash for wines that won’t be bottled for two years.  No one will know for about a month. 

    The way-too-expensive wines from lackluster 2011, 2012, and 2013 have languished, unsold. Even wines from the great 2009 and 2010 vintages, like first growth Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, have dropped 30 percent to 45 percent from their futures prices. 

    Will chateau owners blow it once again?

    The big question hovering like a dark cloud above this week’s en primeur circus is whether prices for the 2014s will be low enough to get buyers excited.

    Two months ago, a dozen U.K. merchants, including Bordeaux Index and Berry Bros & Rudd, signed an open letter to chateau owners and negociants, urging a return to the same reasonable pricing as the fine 2008 vintage. 

    Good luck on that one.

    Thomas Duroux, chief executive officer of Chateau Palmer, pooh-poohed the idea, reminding me that the economic situation today is quite different from the financial meltdown in which the 2008 futures were offered.

    As Alexander van Beek, general manager of Chateau Giscours and Chateau du Tertre explained over dinner in New York a couple of weeks ago, “2014 isn’t homogeneous, so you can’t generalize about price. People with more long term vision should be rewarded.” 

    In Bordeaux-speak, that means my neighbors should reduce prices, not me. 

     

    The Parker Effect

    The euro is at its lowest point in more than 10 years, which could offer added incentive for U.S. wine lovers to buy futures—but only if the cost is low enough to start. 

    In the U.S., Clyde Beffa, owner of the Bay Area’s K & L Wine Merchants, a big seller of Bordeaux futures, said there’s little interest among his customers for the 2014s. Chris Adams, CEO of New York’s Sherry-Lehmann, e-mailed: “There is some buzz for the quality, but pricing needs to be like 2008. It’s that simple.” 

    This year, a complicating factor is that wine guru Robert Parker announced last month that he will no longer judge Bordeaux wines en primeur and is handing over responsibility to Neal Martin, a reviewer at his newsletter.

    Gary Boom of U.K.-based Bordeaux Index is persuaded that Parker's withdrawal will lead to lower prices.

    Shaun Bishop, CEO of online merchant JJ Buckley, also cautions that “without the most important voice to drive the wholesale chain and consumers to take the risk and provide the capital, the impact of Parker’s absence may be significant.” 

    In previous years, chateaux have mostly waited for Parker’s ratings before releasing their futures prices. A 95-point to 100-point score meant they could charge accordingly, which is what happened with the very expensive 2009s.  

     

    What to Do

    My advice? while you’re waiting to decide whether to take a plunge on the 2014s, right now is the time to splash out for wines from a great, investment-grade vintage that’s almost ready to drink: 2005. 

    Unlike the 2014 growing season, 2005 was perfection. When I tasted barrel samples years ago, I thought they were the best young wines I’d ever put in my mouth. 

    From recent tastings, I’m certain that  2005 is, so far, the best vintage of the 21st century. The wines are elegant, succulent, and concentrated. Even the less-expensive ones are excellent.

    Merchants are now restocking, and some wines cost less than they did five years ago. A warning, though: Prices are just beginning to go up. 

    They’ll climb even higher within the next few months, when Parker reassesses them in his promised 10-year retrospective. He has already said that he probably underrated them.

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Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a wine moment

“1727 Rüdesheimer Apostelwein – Bremer Rathskeller

1727, Johann Sebastian Bach presents the oratorio „Matthäus Passion“, Georg Friedrich Händel composes the Coronation Anthems for King George III, the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is born, the scientist Isaac Newton dies aged 84 and the Rheingau vintners harvest an exceptional vintage. The vintage 1727 features wines of great fame which were very much in demand. Therefore the city council of Bremen decided to cellar a barrel of this extraordinary vintage beneath the Town Hall of Bremen. The so called „12 Apostels cellar“ became the home of this rarity, already sought after in the 19th century: The London based auctioneer Christie’s presented a dozen of bottles of the 1727 in his wine catalogue from 1829. The bottles were sold for 5 pounds, a fortune in the early nineteenth century. The last half bottle sold at Christie’s was in 2008, when the wine was sold for more than 6000€.

During the ageing process in the cellars at Bremen, different bottlings have been made. The half bottle which was presented on October 6, 2017 has been bottled in the sixties, it was the last bottling. The wine originates from the so called Judas cask and is arguably the oldest, still drinkable wine worldwide. The grape variety of this wine is unknown. At the time being, the vineyards where planted in mixed plantations. It is thought that White Orleans could be the main grape variety, Riesling might have played a minor role in the blend.

Ten tasters gathered on October 6 in a cellar at Essen and were anxiously waiting to taste the wine. Tasting such a rare bottles is a special experience. Only two wines are known with an older age: the last bottle of 1540 Stein from Würzburg which is kept in the cellars of the Bürgerspital Würzburg and a cask of 1653 Rüdesheimer, which is still ageing in the Rose cellar of the town hall of Bremen. However, both of these rarities are not accessible for tastings and not on sale. Expectations were high and –to make long story short- were absolutely fulfilled. The 1727 was shipped from the Bremer Ratskeller two weeks before the tasting day and opened one hour before service. It showed an amber colour with a slight copper coloured hue. The nose was very expressive displaying an aroma reminiscent of oranges, candied orange peel and bitter almonds at the beginning. After a quarter of an hour the aroma of candied orange peel intensified and was complemented with hints of dried fruits, mainly apricots. Another ten minutes later the nose turned towards a quite spicy expression with aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and nutmeg blossoms. The fruit still developed positively remaining on dried apricots and hints of candied orange peel. After more than half an hour hints of walnuts showed up. Half an hour later the first hints of flowery and blossoms were turning up: white lilies, honey and white blossoms. It was interesting to see, how the different aromatic components showed up, intensified than faded and some of them were coming back on a regular rhythm, especially the aroma reminiscent of English fruit cake, balmy spices and roasting notes.


After three hours in the glass the aroma reminiscent of walnuts, caramel, raisins and butterscotch intensified. Interestingly the nose kept hints of dried fruits for over six hours in the glass. The palate was exceptional from the beginning, displaying a creamy texture, fine acidity and a hint of sweetness. A wine with 290 years of age with surprising freshness. Even after six hours in the glass, the wine showed a mild character with hints of candied lemon peel. When the glasses were finally emptied more than six hours after service, they kept displaying an intense aroma of sherry, walnuts, dried pineapple and candied orange peel. A unique experience.
It was my second bottle of this wine. The first time I had the pleasure to taste it over five years ago. Comparing the tasting notes from that time, there were a lot of parallels, however this bottle was even more perfect.
Rating: 100/100

6d 6h ago

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Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a wine moment

“1727 Rüdesheimer Apostelwein – Bremer Rathskeller

1727, Johann Sebastian Bach presents the oratorio „Matthäus Passion“, Georg Friedrich Händel composes the Coronation Anthems for King George III, the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is born, the scientist Isaac Newton dies aged 84 and the Rheingau vintners harvest an exceptional vintage. The vintage 1727 features wines of great fame which were very much in demand. Therefore the city council of Bremen decided to cellar a barrel of this extraordinary vintage beneath the Town Hall of Bremen. The so called „12 Apostels cellar“ became the home of this rarity, already sought after in the 19th century: The London based auctioneer Christie’s presented a dozen of bottles of the 1727 in his wine catalogue from 1829. The bottles were sold for 5 pounds, a fortune in the early nineteenth century. The last half bottle sold at Christie’s was in 2008, when the wine was sold for more than 6000€.

During the ageing process in the cellars at Bremen, different bottlings have been made. The half bottle which was presented on October 6, 2017 has been bottled in the sixties, it was the last bottling. The wine originates from the so called Judas cask and is arguably the oldest, still drinkable wine worldwide. The grape variety of this wine is unknown. At the time being, the vineyards where planted in mixed plantations. It is thought that White Orleans could be the main grape variety, Riesling might have played a minor role in the blend.

Ten tasters gathered on October 6 in a cellar at Essen and were anxiously waiting to taste the wine. Tasting such a rare bottles is a special experience. Only two wines are known with an older age: the last bottle of 1540 Stein from Würzburg which is kept in the cellars of the Bürgerspital Würzburg and a cask of 1653 Rüdesheimer, which is still ageing in the Rose cellar of the town hall of Bremen. However, both of these rarities are not accessible for tastings and not on sale. Expectations were high and –to make long story short- were absolutely fulfilled. The 1727 was shipped from the Bremer Ratskeller two weeks before the tasting day and opened one hour before service. It showed an amber colour with a slight copper coloured hue. The nose was very expressive displaying an aroma reminiscent of oranges, candied orange peel and bitter almonds at the beginning. After a quarter of an hour the aroma of candied orange peel intensified and was complemented with hints of dried fruits, mainly apricots. Another ten minutes later the nose turned towards a quite spicy expression with aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and nutmeg blossoms. The fruit still developed positively remaining on dried apricots and hints of candied orange peel. After more than half an hour hints of walnuts showed up. Half an hour later the first hints of flowery and blossoms were turning up: white lilies, honey and white blossoms. It was interesting to see, how the different aromatic components showed up, intensified than faded and some of them were coming back on a regular rhythm, especially the aroma reminiscent of English fruit cake, balmy spices and roasting notes.


After three hours in the glass the aroma reminiscent of walnuts, caramel, raisins and butterscotch intensified. Interestingly the nose kept hints of dried fruits for over six hours in the glass. The palate was exceptional from the beginning, displaying a creamy texture, fine acidity and a hint of sweetness. A wine with 290 years of age with surprising freshness. Even after six hours in the glass, the wine showed a mild character with hints of candied lemon peel. When the glasses were finally emptied more than six hours after service, they kept displaying an intense aroma of sherry, walnuts, dried pineapple and candied orange peel. A unique experience.
It was my second bottle of this wine. The first time I had the pleasure to taste it over five years ago. Comparing the tasting notes from that time, there were a lot of parallels, however this bottle was even more perfect.
Rating: 100/100

6d 6h ago

1 Wines 1 Producers

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a wine moment

“1727 Rüdesheimer Apostelwein – Bremer Rathskeller

1727, Johann Sebastian Bach presents the oratorio „Matthäus Passion“, Georg Friedrich Händel composes the Coronation Anthems for King George III, the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo is born, the scientist Isaac Newton dies aged 84 and the Rheingau vintners harvest an exceptional vintage. The vintage 1727 features wines of great fame which were very much in demand. Therefore the city council of Bremen decided to cellar a barrel of this extraordinary vintage beneath the Town Hall of Bremen. The so called „12 Apostels cellar“ became the home of this rarity, already sought after in the 19th century: The London based auctioneer Christie’s presented a dozen of bottles of the 1727 in his wine catalogue from 1829. The bottles were sold for 5 pounds, a fortune in the early nineteenth century. The last half bottle sold at Christie’s was in 2008, when the wine was sold for more than 6000€.

During the ageing process in the cellars at Bremen, different bottlings have been made. The half bottle which was presented on October 6, 2017 has been bottled in the sixties, it was the last bottling. The wine originates from the so called Judas cask and is arguably the oldest, still drinkable wine worldwide. The grape variety of this wine is unknown. At the time being, the vineyards where planted in mixed plantations. It is thought that White Orleans could be the main grape variety, Riesling might have played a minor role in the blend.

Ten tasters gathered on October 6 in a cellar at Essen and were anxiously waiting to taste the wine. Tasting such a rare bottles is a special experience. Only two wines are known with an older age: the last bottle of 1540 Stein from Würzburg which is kept in the cellars of the Bürgerspital Würzburg and a cask of 1653 Rüdesheimer, which is still ageing in the Rose cellar of the town hall of Bremen. However, both of these rarities are not accessible for tastings and not on sale. Expectations were high and –to make long story short- were absolutely fulfilled. The 1727 was shipped from the Bremer Ratskeller two weeks before the tasting day and opened one hour before service. It showed an amber colour with a slight copper coloured hue. The nose was very expressive displaying an aroma reminiscent of oranges, candied orange peel and bitter almonds at the beginning. After a quarter of an hour the aroma of candied orange peel intensified and was complemented with hints of dried fruits, mainly apricots. Another ten minutes later the nose turned towards a quite spicy expression with aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and nutmeg blossoms. The fruit still developed positively remaining on dried apricots and hints of candied orange peel. After more than half an hour hints of walnuts showed up. Half an hour later the first hints of flowery and blossoms were turning up: white lilies, honey and white blossoms. It was interesting to see, how the different aromatic components showed up, intensified than faded and some of them were coming back on a regular rhythm, especially the aroma reminiscent of English fruit cake, balmy spices and roasting notes.


After three hours in the glass the aroma reminiscent of walnuts, caramel, raisins and butterscotch intensified. Interestingly the nose kept hints of dried fruits for over six hours in the glass. The palate was exceptional from the beginning, displaying a creamy texture, fine acidity and a hint of sweetness. A wine with 290 years of age with surprising freshness. Even after six hours in the glass, the wine showed a mild character with hints of candied lemon peel. When the glasses were finally emptied more than six hours after service, they kept displaying an intense aroma of sherry, walnuts, dried pineapple and candied orange peel. A unique experience.
It was my second bottle of this wine. The first time I had the pleasure to taste it over five years ago. Comparing the tasting notes from that time, there were a lot of parallels, however this bottle was even more perfect.
Rating: 100/100

6d 6h ago

1 Wines 1 Producers

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  6 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Bertani showed a wonderful series of great vintages with true class and excellence. Impressing wines with a perfect ageing potential.

14d 17h ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  11 Producers 

1878 Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte - 100 points. Still lively, bright ruby colour. Excellent and expressive nose, slightly smoky, roasted chestnuts, hints of dried fruit, noble leather, classical style with perfect maturity and very persistent character. On the palate great elegance, depth and length, hints of minerality and a slight metallic hint in the background. A great bottle, close to perfection. 

27d 21h ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  6 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The Perrin family hosted this year’s magnum dinner of the Scandinavian sommeliers and invited for a vist at Château de Beaucastel. After a visit of the cellar and the tasting of all grape varieties vinified in the 2016 vintage, a lunch was prepared by the fantastic team of the Restaurant L’Oustalet in Gigondas. Red Mullets from the Mediterranean Sea were prepared in a crust of sea salt and accompanied by Zucchini flowers in Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Miraval.

The wine to match was the white 2014 Châteauneuf de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes. The second course featured ravioli with chestnuts and fungus boletus, perfectly matched by the red 2011 Château de Beaucastel. The main course was a young duck breast with cloves-butter, taking in account the aroma of the 1990 Château de Beaucastel. The excellent white 1998 Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes was a highlight with the 18 Months old Laguiole AOP cheese. The end of this admirable lunch was a tasting of the 2000 Hommage à Jacques Perrin and the 1961 Château de Beaucastel

1m 15d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  76 Wines  from  32 Producers 

VDP Grosses Gewächs 2016 - vintage tasting was hold on August 21 and 22 at Wiesbaden.

1m 21d ago

Juffer-Sonnenuhr Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Fritz Haag
Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr 2016, Weingut Fritz Haag
Nies'chen Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt
Hallgarten Schönhell Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Barth
Hassel Riesling GG 2016, Barth
Wisselbrunnen Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Barth
Rosengarten Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingute Wegeler
Berg Schlossberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingute Wegeler
Doctor Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingute Wegeler
Rothenberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingute Wegeler
Sonnenuhr Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingute Wegeler
Jesuitengarten Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingute Wegeler
Hölle Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Johannishof
Berg Rottland Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Johannishof
Hermannshöhle Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff
Apotheke Riesling GG 2016, Weingut Grans-Fassian
Hofberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Grans-Fassian
Laurentiuslay Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Grans-Fassian
Goldtröpfchen Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Reinhold Haart
Grafenberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Reinhold Haart
Ohligsberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Reinhold Haart
Winninger Uhlen Roth Lay 2016, Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein
Kirchberg Riesling GG 2016, Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein
Ulhlen Laubach Riesling GG 2016, Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein
Hatzenport Kirchberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein
Im Hahn Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Toni Jost
Karthäuserhofberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Karthäuserhof
St.Nikolaus Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut P. Jakob Kühn
Doosberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut P. Jakob Kühn
Jungfer Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut P. Jakob Kühn
Berg Roseneck Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Josef Leitz
Berg Schlossberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Josef Leitz
Oestrich Rosengarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Josef Leitz
Berg Kaisersteinfels Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Josef Leitz
Berg Kaisersteinfels Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Josef Leitz
Ürzig Würzgarten Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Dr. Loosen
Himmelreich Riesling GG 2016, Weingut Dr. Loosen
Erden Prälät Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Dr. Loosen
Graacher Domprobst Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Dr. Loosen
Wehlen Sonnenuhr Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Dr. Loosen
Treppchen Riesling GG "Alte Reben" 2016, Weingut Dr. Loosen
Gottesfuss Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Van Volxem
Scharzhofberger "Pergentsknopp" Riesling GG 2016, Van Volxem
Altenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Van Volxem
Scharzhofberger Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Van Volxem
Volz Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Van Volxem
Wolfshöhle Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Ratzenberger
St. Jost Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Ratzenberger
Bockstein Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut St.Urbans-Hof
Leiwen Laurentiuslay Riesling GG 2016, Weingut St.Urbans-Hof
Johannisberger Silberlack Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Schloss Johannisberg
Schlossberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Schloss Vollrads
Wisselbrunnen Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Josef Spreitzer
Rosengarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Josef Spreitzer
Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Robert Weil
Klaus Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Prinz Von Hessen
Hasensprung Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Prinz Von Hessen
Himmelreich Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Schloss Lieser
Niederberg Helden Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Schloss Lieser
Goldtröpfchen Riesling GG 2016, Schloss Lieser
Lorcher Kapellenberg Erstes Gewächs 2016, Graf von Kanitz
Kirchenstück Riesling GG 2016, Domdechant Wernersches Weingut
Wisselbrunnen Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Balthasar Ress
Nussbrunnen Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut Balthasar Ress
Domdechaney Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Kloster Eberbach
Herrenberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Maximin Grünhaus
Abtsberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Maximin Grünhaus
Hasensprung Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Allendorf
Jesuitengarten Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Allendorf
Berg Roseneck Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Allendorf
Hölle Kantelborn Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Joachim Flick
Nonnberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Joachim Flick
Königin Victoriaberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Joachim Flick
Bockstein Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut von Othegraven
Altenberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2016, Weingut von Othegraven
Jungfer Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2016, Weingut Prinz

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  12 Wines  from  10 Producers 

A great tasting was hold by the Institute of Masters of Wine and Vinexpo on the topic of Riesling around the World. Debra Meiburg MW moderated this prestigious event featuring a number of Master of Wine for Rieslings from different countries. Gerard Basset MW presented Alsace, Markus Del Monego MW presented Germany, Roman Horvath MW was explaining Austrian Riesling, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW represented Australia and Matthew Deller North America. 

2m 17d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  7 Wines  from  1 Producers 

La Motte-tasting / La Motte Sauvingnon Blanc Cape South Coast "Pierneef" 2016: Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant and expressive nose with aromatic fruit, maracuja, mango, grapefruit, physalis, ripe apricots, kiwi and hints of hints of asparagus and lemongrass in the background. On the palate juicy with crisp acidity, excellent balance, succulent fruit, aromatic length and lingering citrus fruit in the finish. 93 points

3m 8d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  272 Wines  from  235 Producers 

BORDEAUX VINTAGE 2016 / Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear. For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

3m 27d ago

Cheval Blanc 2016, Château Cheval Blanc
Petit Cheval 2016, Château Cheval Blanc
Le Pin 2016, Le Pin
Les Forts de Latour 2016, Château Latour
Château Latour 2016, Château Latour
d'Yquem 2016, Château d'Yquem
Pétrus 2016, Château Pétrus
Carruades de Lafite 2016, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Lafite-Rothschild 2016, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Margaux 2016, Château Margaux
Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2016, Château Margaux
Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2016, Château Haut-Brion
La Clarté de Haut-Brion 2016, Château Haut-Brion
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2016, Château Haut-Brion
Chapelle Ausone 2016, Château Ausone
Château Ausone 2016, Château Ausone
Le Petit Mouton 2016, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Mouton-Rothschild 2016, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Aile d'Argent 2016, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Alter Ego 2016, Château Palmer
Château Palmer 2016, Château Palmer
Vieux Chateau Certan 2016, Vieux Château Certan
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2016, Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016, Château Smith Haut Lafitte
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion 2016, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
La Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2016, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
La Mission Haut Brion 2016, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Pavie 2016, Château Pavie
Arômes de Pavie 2016, Château Pavie
L'Eglise-Clinet 2016, Château L'Eglise-Clinet
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2016, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Cos d’Estournel Blanc 2016, Château Cos d'Estournel
Les Pagodes de Cos 2016, Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel 2016, Château Cos d'Estournel
Latour-à-Pomerol 2016, Château Latour-à-Pomerol
Le Petit Lion 2016, Château Léoville-Las Cases
Léoville-Las Cases 2016, Château Léoville-Las Cases
Château Suduiraut 2016, Château Suduiraut
Château L´Evangile 2016, Château L´Evangile
Blason de L’Évangile 2016, Château L´Evangile
Sigalas-Rabaud 2016, Château Sigalas-Rabaud
Montrose 2016, Château Montrose
Château Beychevelle 2016, Château Beychevelle
Virginie de Valandraud Blanc 2016, Château Valandraud
L'interdit de Valandraud 2016, Château Valandraud
Château de Valandraud 2016, Château Valandraud
Château Lacoste Borie 2016, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2016, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Gruaud-Larose 2016, Château Gruaud-Larose
Château Angelus 2016, Château Angelus
Le Carillon d'Angélus 2016, Château Angelus
Château Pape Clément 2016, Château Pape Clément
Château Pape Clément Blanc 2016, Château Pape Clément
Chateau Leoville-Barton 2016, Château Leoville-Barton
La Dominique 2016, La Dominique
Le Gay 2016, Le Gay
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2016, Château Lynch-Bages
Château de Rayne Vigneau 2016, Château de Rayne Vigneau
Château Canon 2015, Château Canon
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière 2016, Château Canon-La-Gaffelière
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2016, Château Lafleur-Pétrus
Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2016, Château Carbonnieux
Château Carbonnieux 2016, Château Carbonnieux
Château Coutet 2016, Château Coutet
Château Brane-Cantenac 2016, Château Brane-Cantenac
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2016, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2016, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Trotanoy 2016, Château Trotanoy
Château Talbot 2016, Château Talbot
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
La Croix de Beaucaillou 2016, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Lafon-Rochet 2016, Château Lafon-Rochet
Château De Pez 2016, Château De Pez
Château Phelan-Segur 2016, Château Phelan-Segur
Château Les Ormes de Pez 2016, Château Les Ormes de Pez
Château Haut-Marbuzet 2016, Château Haut-Marbuzet
Château Pontet Canet 2016, Château Pontet Canet
Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2016, Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild
Lions de Batailley 2016, Château Batailley
Château Batailley 2016, Château Batailley
Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse 2016, Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse
Château Lynch-Moussas 2016, Château Lynch-Moussas
Château D´Armailhac 2016, Château D´Armailhac
Château Haut-Bages-Liberal 2016, Château Haut-Bages Libéral
Château Clerc Milon 2016, Château Clerc Milon
Château Croizet-Bages 2016, Château Croizet-Bages
Château Lagrange 2016, Château Lagrange
Château Langoa Barton 2016, Château Langoa Barton
Château Branaire 2016, Château Branaire-Ducru
Château Maucaillou 2016, Château Maucaillou
Château Rauzan-Ségla 2016, Château Rauzan-Ségla
Château Rauzan-Gassies 2016, Château Rauzan-Gassies
Château Durfort-Vivens 2016, Château Durfort-Vivens
Château Lascombes 2016, Château Lascombes
Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery 2016, Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery
Château Marquis De Terme 2016, Château Marquis De Terme
Château Kirwan 2016, Château Kirwan
Blason d'Issan 2016, Château D´Issan
Château D´Issan 2016, Château D´Issan
Château Cantenac-Brown 2016, Château Cantenac-Brown
Château Desmirail 2016, Château Desmirail
Château Prieure-Lichine 2016, Château Prieure-Lichine
Château D´Angludet 2016, Château D´Angludet
Château Giscours 2016, Château Giscours
Château Dauzac 2016, Château Dauzac
Château Tertre 2016, Château du Tertre
Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
Domaine de Chevalier 2016, Domaine de Chevalier
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2016, Domaine de Chevalier
La Parde de Haut Bailly 2016, Château Haut-Bailly
Château de Fieuzal 2016, Château de Fieuzal
Chateau de Fieuzal Blanc 2016, Château de Fieuzal
Château Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 2016, Château Malartic-Lagraviere
Château Malartic-Lagraviere 2016, Château Malartic-Lagraviere
Château Oliver 2016, Château Oliver
Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc 2016, Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
Château Brown 2016, Château Brown
Blanc 2016, Château Brown
Château Guiraud 2016, Château Guiraud
Château Raymond-Lafon 2016, Château Raymond-Lafon
Château de Fargues 2016, Château de Fargues
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2016, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château de Malle 2016, Château de Malle
Château Bastor-Lamontagne 2016, Château Bastor-Lamontagne
Château de Myrat 2016, Château de Myrat
Château Trottevieille 2016, Château Trottevieille
Dame de Trottevieille 2016, Château Trottevieille
Château Pavie-Decesse 2016, Château Pavie-Decesse
Château Troplong-Mondot 2016, Château Troplong-Mondot
Château La Serre 2016, Château La Serre
Château Clos des Jacobins 2016, Château Clos des Jacobins
Château Grand-Mayne 2016, Château Grand-Mayne
Château de Figeac 2016, Château de Figeac
Château Laroze 2016, Château Laroze
Château La Conseillante 2016, Château La Conseillante
Château Petit-Village 2016, Château Petit-Village
Château Gazin 2016, Château Gazin
Château Beauregard 2016, Château Beauregard
Château Clinet 2016, Château Clinet
Château La Croix-de-Gay 2016, Château La Croix-de-Gay
Château La Cabanne 2016, Château La Cabanne
Château Lafleur-Gazin 2016, Château Lafleur-Gazin
Angélique de Monbousquet 2016, Château Monbousquet
Chateau Monbousquet 2016, Château Monbousquet
La Mondotte 2016, La Mondotte
Chateau La Lagune 2016, Château La Lagune
Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2016, Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse
Chateau Certan de May 2016, Château Certan de May
Château Pedesclaux 2016, Château Pedesclaux
Château Pibran 2016, Château Pibran
Château Bouscat 2016, Château Bouscat
La Petite Eglise 2016, Château Clos L' Eglise
Château Léoville Poyferré 2016, Château Léoville Poyferré
Château La Louvière Blanc 2016, Château La Louvière
Château La Garde 2016, Château La Garde
Blanc 2016, Château La Garde
Château Nenin 2016, Château Nenin
Clos Fourtet 2016, Clos Fourtet
Bon Pasteur 2016, Le Bon Pasteur
Château Haut-Peyraguey 2016, Château Haut-Peyraguey
Couhins Lurton blanc 2016, Château Couhins Lurton
Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2016, Château Bellevue-Mondotte
Château La Fleur de Gay 2016, Château La Fleur de Gay
Château La Graves à Pomerol 2016, Châteaux La Grave
Château Vray Croix de Gay 2016, Château Vray Croix de Gay
Quinault l'Enclos 2016, Quinault l'Enclos
Quintus 2016, Château Quintus
Château Le Prieure 2016, Château Le Prieuré
Château La Couspade 2016, Château La Couspade
Château Cos Labory 2016, Château Cos Labory
Château Doisy-Vedrines 2016, Château Doisy-Vedrines
Château Hosanna 2016, Château Hosanna
Château Violette 2016, Château La Violette
Château Plince 2016, Château Plince
Château Broustet 2016, Château Broustet
Château Lagrange 2016, Château Lagrange Pomerol
Château Bouscaut Blanc 2016, Château Bouscaut
Château Doisy-Daene 2016, Château Doisy-Daëne
Blanc de Valandraud No. 1 2016, Ets Thunevin
Virginie de Valandraud 2016, Ets Thunevin
Château Bellefont-Belcier 2016, Bellefont-Belcier
Château Pey la Tour 2016, Dourthe
Château Beau-Site 2016, Héritiers Castéja Propriétaires
Château Grand Pontet 2016, Château Grand Pontet
Château La Tour Blance 2016, Château La Tour Blance
Château Brillette 2016, Château Brillette
Château Serilhan 2016, Château Serilhan
Château Montviel 2016, Château Montviel
Château la Gravière 2016, Château la Gravière
Château Faugères 2016, Château Faugères
Château de Pressac 2016, Château de Pressac
Château Cap de Faugères 2016, Château Cap de Faugères
Château Poujeaux 2016, Château Poujeaux
Château Belgrave 2016, Château Belgrave
Château Cantemerle 2016, Château Cantemerle
Château Bonalgue 2016, Château Bonalgue
Château Berliquet 2016, Château Berliquet
Bélair Monange 2016, Château Bélair Monange
Balestard La Tonnelle 2016, Château Balestard La Tonnelle
Château Yon-Figeac 2016, Château Yon-Figeac
Château Tronquoy Lalande 2016, Château Tronquoy Lalande
Château Villemaurie 2016, Château Villemaurie
Château Larcis Ducasse 2016, Château Larcis Ducasse
Château Sociando Mallet 2016, Château Sociando Mallet
La Tour Carnet 2016, Château La Tour Carnet
Chäteau La Clotte 2016, Château La Clotte
Château La Patache 2016, Château La Patache
Fleur Cardinale 2016, Château Fleur Cardinale
Les Grandes Murailles 2016, Chateau Les Grandes Murailles
La Gaffelière 2016, Château La Gaffelière
Château Ferrand 2016, Château de Ferrand
Château Fayat 2016, Château Fayat
Domaine de L´Eglise 2016, Domaine de L´Eglise
Château Dassault 2016, Château Dassault
Clos Saint Martin 2016, Château Clos Saint Martin
Clos Lunelles 2016, Château Clos Lunelles
Clos de l'Oratoire 2016, Château Clos de l'Oratoire
Clos Badon 2016, Château Clos Badon
Château Cissac 2016, Château Cissac
Château Cap de Mourlin 2016, Château Cap de Mourlin
Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux 2016, Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux
Château Bourgneuf 2016, Château Bourgneuf
Château Pavie-Macquin 2016, Château Pavie-Macquin
Château Saintayme 2016, Château Saintayme
Château Le Crock 2016, Château Le Crock
Château Larmande 2016, Château Larmande
Château Haut-Simard 2016, Château Haut-Simard
Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac 2016, Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac
Château Fonplégade 2016, Château Fonplégade
Château de la Dauphine 2016, Château de la Dauphine
Château Dalem 2016, Château Dalem
Château Clarke 2016, Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Château Boutisse 2016, Château Boutisse
Château Beaumont 2016, Château Beaumont
Clos Romanile 2016, Château Clos Romanile
Clos René 2016, Château Clos René
Clos du Clocher 2016, Château Clos du Clocher
Château Reysson 2016, Château Reysson
Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard 2016, Château La Fleur de Boüard
Château La Chenade 2016, Château La Chenade
Château les Cruzelles 2016, Château les Cruzelles
Château Le Boscq 2016, Château Le Boscq
Château Cap Léon Veyrin 2016, Château Cap Léon Veyrin
Château Laroque 2016, Château Laroque
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne 2016, Château Grand Corbin-Despagne
Clos Dubreuil 2016, Clos Dubreuil
Château Cantegril 2016, Château Cantegril
Château Capbern 2016, Château Capbern
Château Beau Soleil 2016, Château Beau Soleil
Château Cambon La Pelouse 2016, Château Cambon La Pelouse
Château Alcée 2016, Château Alcée
Château Balthus 2016, Château Balthus
Château Bernadotte 2016, Château Bernadotte
Château Côte de Baleau 2016, Château Côte de Baleau
Château Fonréaud 2016, Château Fonréaud
Château Faurie-Souchard 2016, Château Faurie-Souchard
Château Biac 2016, Château Biac
Château de Camensac 2016, Château de Camensac
Château Daugay 2016, Château Daugay
Château Barthez 2016, Château Barthez
Château Ampélia 2016, Château Ampélia
Blanc 2016, Château Latour-Martillac
Château Latour-Martillac 2016, Château Latour-Martillac
Château Saint Pierre 2016, Château Saint Pierre
Château Tour Maillet 2016, Château Tour Maillet
Château Péby Faugères 2016, Château Péby Faugères
Château Chauvin 2016, Château Chauvin
Le Clos du Beau Père 2016, Le Clos du Beau Père
Domaine Les Sabines 2016, Domaine Les Sabines
Château Bel-Air-Ouy 2016, Château Bel-Air-Ouy
Château Simard 2016, Château Simard
Château Cantin 2016, Château Cantin
Château Côte de Baleau, Bordeaux, France
Château L'Eglise-Clinet , Bordeaux, France
Château Valandraud, St.Emilion, France
Château Montrose, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafite-Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Château Clerc Milon, Bordeaux, France
Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Château Pétrus, Pomerol, France
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Bordeaux, France
Château Coutet, Sauternes, France
Château Lynch-Moussas, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantin, Bordeaux, France
Château Simard, Bordeaux, France
Clos Fourtet, Bordeaux, France
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Bordeaux, France
Château Monbousquet, Bordeaux, France
Château La Conseillante, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos de l'Oratoire, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Bordeaux, France
Château Langoa Barton, Saint-Julien, France
Château Latour-à-Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Château Pedesclaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien, France
Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France
Château Faugères, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Bordeaux, France
Château Gazin, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantemerle, Bordeaux, France
Château Cos Labory, Bordeaux, France
Château Les Ormes de Pez, Saint-Estèphe, France
Château Troplong-Mondot, Bordeaux, France
Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, France
Château La Lagune, Bordeaux, France
Châteaux La Grave, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Peyraguey, Sauternes, France
Château Cos d'Estournel, Bordeaux, France
Le Gay, Bordeaux, France
Vieux Château Certan, Bordeaux, France
Château Plince, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Ausone, Bordeaux, France
Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, France
Château Leoville-Barton, Bordeaux, France
Château Villemaurie, Bordeaux, France
Château Talbot, Bordeaux, France
Château Batailley, Pauillac, France
Château Clos des Jacobins, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Desmirail, Bordeaux, France
Château Balestard La Tonnelle, Bordeaux, France
Château Trottevieille, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Armailhac, Pauillac, France
Château Clinet, Bordeaux, France
Château Bellevue-Mondotte, Bordeaux, France
Château Marquis De Terme, Bordeaux, France
Château Nenin, Bordeaux, France
Château de Fargues, Sauternes, France
Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, France
Château Doisy-Daëne, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie-Decesse, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap de Mourlin, Bordeaux, France
Château Prieure-Lichine, Bordeaux, France
Château Bonalgue, Bordeaux, France
Château Sociando Mallet, Bordeaux, France
Château Brane-Cantenac, Bordeaux, France
Château Saintayme, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantenac-Brown, Bordeaux, France
Château Boutisse, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie, Bordeaux, France
Château Carbonnieux, Graves, France
Chateau Les Grandes Murailles, Bordeaux, France
Château Dauzac, Bordeaux, France
Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Fleur Cardinale, Bordeaux, France
Château Raymond-Lafon, Bordeaux, France
Château Suduiraut, Bordeaux, France
Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien, France
La Mondotte, Bordeaux, France
Château de la Dauphine, Bordeaux, France
Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Château Cambon La Pelouse, Bordeaux, France
Château Fayat, Bordeaux, France
Château Alcée, Bordeaux, France
Quinault l'Enclos, St Emilion, France
Château Durfort-Vivens, Bordeaux, France
Château Serilhan, Saint-Estephe, France
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, St.Emilion, France
Château Lafleur-Pétrus, Bordeaux, France
Château Petit-Village, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Angludet, Bordeaux, France
Château la Gravière, Lalande de Pomerol, France
Château Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, France
Château de Rayne Vigneau, Bordeaux, France
Château Croizet-Bages, Bordeaux, France
Domaine de L´Eglise, Bordeaux, France
Château du Tertre, Bordeaux, France
Château Mouton-Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Château La Louvière , Bordeaux, France
Château Lascombes, Margaux, France
Château Laroque, Bordeaux, France
Château Malartic-Lagraviere, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour Carnet, Bordeaux, France
Château Bourgneuf, Bordeaux, France
Château Pontet Canet, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Romanile, Bordeaux, France
Château Bouscaut, Bordeaux, France
Château Beauregard, Bordeaux, France
Clos Dubreuil, Bordeaux, France
Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan, France
Château Fonplégade, Bordeaux, France
Château Ampélia, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Prieuré, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie-Macquin, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantegril, Bordeaux, France
Château Chauvin, Bordeaux, France
Dourthe, Bordeaux, France
Château Dalem, Bordeaux, France
Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Léoville Poyferré, Bordeaux, France
Château Latour-Martillac, Bordeaux, France
Château Angelus, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Lunelles, Bordeaux, France
Château Péby Faugères, Bordeaux, France
Château Capbern, Bourgogne, France
Château Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol, France
Château La Couspade, St Emilion, France
Château Couhins Lurton, Pessac-Leognan, France
Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, France
Château Reysson, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Bordeaux, France
Château Biac, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour Blance, Sauternes, France
Château Le Crock, Bordeaux, France
Héritiers Castéja Propriétaires, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Simard, Bordeaux, France
Château Pibran, Pauillac, France
Château Haut-Bailly, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Laroze, Bordeaux, France
Château Yon-Figeac, Bordeaux, France
Château Phelan-Segur, Bordeaux, France
Château Guiraud, Bordeaux, France
Château Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Château Balthus, Bordeaux, France
Château Faurie-Souchard, Bordeaux, France
Château Fonréaud, Bordeaux, France
Château La Fleur de Boüard, Bordeaux, France
Château Larcis Ducasse, Bordeaux, France
Château Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France
Château de Pressac, Saint-Emilion, France
Château les Cruzelles, Bordeaux, France
Bellefont-Belcier, Bordeaux, France
Château La Patache, Bordeaux, France
Château Bouscat, Pauillac, France
Château Quintus, St Emilion, France
Château La Croix-de-Gay, Bordeux, France
Château Cissac, Brdeaux, France
Château Grand Pontet, St. Emilion, France
Château Hosanna, Bordeaux, France
Château Saint Pierre, Bordeaux, France
Château Brillette, Moulis, France
Le Bon Pasteur, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos L' Eglise, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Issan, Bordeaux, France
Château Bernadotte, Bordeaux, France
Château Dassault, Bordeaux, France
Château Maucaillou, Moulis-En-Medoc, France
Château Brown, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap Léon Veyrin, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand-Mayne, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol, France
Château de Camensac, Bordeaux, France
Château Bel-Air-Ouy, Bordeaux, France
Domaine Les Sabines, Bordeaux, France
Le Clos du Beau Père, Bordeaux, France
Château Daugay, Bordeaux, France
Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery, Bordeaux, France
Château Berliquet, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Boscq , Bordeaux, France
Château Bélair Monange, Bordeaux, France
Château La Chenade, Bordeaux, France
Château La Violette, Bordeaux, France
Château La Gaffelière, Bordeaux, France
Château Broustet, Bordeaux, France
Château Barthez, Bordeaux, France
Château De Pez, Saint-Estèphe, France
Château Haut-Bages Libéral, Bordeaux, France
Château Certan de May, Bordeaux, France
Château Rauzan-Gassies, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap de Faugères, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France
Château Lafon-Rochet, Bordeaux, France
Château Montviel, Pomerol, France
Château Gruaud-Larose, Bordeaux, France
Château La Fleur de Gay, Bordeaux, France
Château Rauzan-Ségla, Bordeaux, France
Château Tour Maillet, Bordeaux, France
Château Beaumont, Bordeaux, France
Château de Myrat, Barsac, France
Château L´Evangile, Pomerol, France
Château de Malle, Sauternes, France
Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Bordeaux, France
Château Latour, Bordeaux, France
Château Pape Clément, Bordeaux, France
Le Pin, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos du Clocher, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Badon, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Saint Martin, Bordeaux, France
Château La Cabanne, Bordeaux, France
Château Oliver, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Tronquoy Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Ets Thunevin, Bordeaux, France
Château Larmande, Bordeaux, France
Château Beau Soleil, Bordeaux, France
Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux, France
Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse, Bordeaux, France
Château Doisy-Vedrines, Sauternes, France
Château Canon, St. Emilion, France
Château Sigalas-Rabaud, Bordeaux, France
Château de Figeac, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château La Clotte, Bordeaux, France
Château Giscours, Bordeaux, France
La Dominique, Bordeaux, France
Château Lagrange Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Château de Fieuzal, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Lagrange, Bordeaux, France
Château Kirwan, Margaux, France
Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac Leognan, France
Château de Ferrand, Bordeaux, France
Château La Serre, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos René, Bordeaux, France
Château Belgrave, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Marbuzet, Bordeaux, France

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  12 Wines  from  1 Producers 

A unique tasting of 12 vintages was presented at Château l'Evangile in Pomerol. The wonderful estate belongs to the family of Baron Eric de Rothschild who owns Château Lafite-Rothschild as well. The 22ha have a quite unique terroir, blue clay, as well as some parcels with gravel and sand over clay, in addition the terroir is the earliest of Pomerol. Eric Kohler, the Regisseur of Château Lafite-Rothschild and Jean Pascal Vazard, the technical director responsible for the last 16 vintages of Château l'Evangile were presenting the wines. Ideal tasting conditions were set in the barrel cellar which was built in 2004 directly under the Vat-house to take advantage of the gravity in the winemaking process. Since the acquisition of the Château by the Rothschild family in 2000 there have been some important technical changes. In 2002 small crates were introduced for harvesting, 2004 the new underground barrel cellar was built and a replantation program started which will be accomplished at the end of this year. in 2007 organic viticulture was introduced. The tasting was presented in four flights, each with a common topic: the "challenging vintages" with 2012, 2002 and 1995, the "outstanding trilogy" with 2010, 2009 and 2005, the "great classics" with 2001, 2000 and 1985 and the "timeless treasures" with 1998, 1989, 1982. All the wines were served in Magnums.  

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Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  10 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The Rheingau Gourmet Festival featured a unique tasting of 30 vintage of Château Margaux. The Château was represented by Aurélien Valance, the wines came from the cellars of the Hotel Kronenschlösschen and the company "Rare Wine" of Jan Erik Paulson.

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