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Jean-Nicolas Meo, Wine Maker (France)  had a tasting of  21 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg 2020: Charming at first glance, it seduces with a great purity of fruit, such as raspberry and strawberry. There is also a floral (rose petal) and minty side.

The palate offers a caressing and seductive texture, ample and with perfectly adjusted tannins. You will have to be patient for the ensemble to blend and reveal itself fully, but the balance, the dimension and the pleasure place it among the greats. Aging potential 15 to 20 years

5h 5min ago

Tim Atkin MW, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  27 Wines  from  3 Producers 

The La Tâche was the palest of all the DRC 2017s, almost to the point of transparency. This is a floral, open knit expression of the monopoly Grand Cru, which is very far from being a blockbuster this year. Scented and appealing, with notes of avatar of roses, fresh leather and peat smoke on the nose, lots of whole bunch spice and structure, racy acidity, a hint of salinity, succulent red berry fruit and remarkable palate length. A layered, understated red.

18h 24min ago

Pekka Nuikki / Editor of the Fine Wine Magazines and Champagne Magazine, Wine Writer (Finland)  had a tasting of  6 Wines  from  6 Producers 

1792  Madeira Extra Réserve Solera ‘Napoléon Réserve’ Blandy’s 98p      D 3 h / G 3 h
These  wines were labelled with Christie’s labels and were in good condition, levels at mid-shoulder. They originate back to a time when Napoléon Bonaparte was living on exile on St Helena. He was allowed to receive a pipe of best Madeira. When this pipe arrived he was already suffering of arsenic poisoning. When tasting it from the pipe he felt ill in his stomach and thought it was due to the faulty wine. Thus he refused drinking it and the pipe was delivered back to Madeira by the Blandy family. They bottled part of this pipe in 1840 as a vintage Madeira and the rest they kept for a solera. This solera was bottled in 1957 for Queen Elizabeth II and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Madeira. Bright golden amber medium-intense colour. The nose gives first only volatile aromas but after while in the glass wine opens up offering smokey, leathery aromas with almonds and nougatine. Lovely nose! The sweet taste with extremely oily and crisp texture takes hold on the palate. Next there one feels the dried fruits on the mid-palate. The long silky finish with warming alcohol shows more oxidation but still in a refined way. The wine leaves a very long aftertaste.

1d 21h ago

Markus Del Monego MW/BWW2022-Best Germany Wine Critic of the World, Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  3 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Prowein 2023 was another successful edition with a lot of good tasting opportunities. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, which was good for tasting some wines. 

4d 17h ago

Luca Gardini/BWW2022 -Best Italy Wine Critic of the World, Wine Writer (Italy)  had a tasting of  32 Wines  from  16 Producers 

St. Michael-Eppan Alto Adige DOC Cuvée Bianco Appius 2018 / The tendency to excellence able to change its skin depending on the vintage, always producing new pearls: this is Appius. Notes of white peach to the nose, then ginger, citrus thyme and cedar zest, with slightly almondy touches. The mouthfeel is sapid-savoury, with fruity return and great persistence. 98+

4d 20h ago

Alto Adige DOC Bianco Riserva LR 2018, Colterenzio
Pinot Nero Riserva Lafóa 2019, Colterenzio
Valle Isarco Sylvaner 2021, Kuenhof
Sauvignon Praepositus 2021, Abbazia di Novacella
Valle Isarco Riesling Praepositus 2020, Abbazia di Novacella
Valle Isarco Sylvaner Praepositus 2021, Abbazia di Novacella
Pinot Noir Riserva The Wine Collection 2018, St. Michael-Eppan
Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2021, St. Michael-Eppan
Sauvignon The Wine Collection 2018, St. Michael-Eppan
Alto Adige DOC Cuvée Bianco Appius 2018, St. Michael-Eppan
Chardonnay DOC Riserva Troy 2019, Cantina Tramin
Valle Isarco Sylvaner 2021, Pacherhof
Valle Isarco Riesling 2021, Pacherhof
Kerner 2021, Pacherhof
Chardonnay Riserva Vigna Castel Ringberg 2019, Elena Walch
Beyond The Clouds 2020, Elena Walch
Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg 2019, Cantina Terlano
Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2021, Cantina Terlano
Alto Adige DOC Terlano Cuvée Terlaner Riserva Nova Domus 2019, Cantina Terlano
Kerner 2021, Weingut Thomas Unterhofer
Sauvignon Mirum 2021, Weingut Thomas Unterhofer
Valle Isarco Kerner 2021, Weingut Strasserhof
Valle Isarco Sylvaner 2021, Weingut Strasserhof
Valle Isarco Kerner 2021, Taschlerhof
Valle Isarco Riesling 2021, Taschlerhof
Pinot Nero Riserva Burgum Novum 2018, Weingut Castelfeder
Chardonnay Riserva Burgum Novum 2018, Weingut Castelfeder
Pinot Bianco Riserva Tecum 2019, Weingut Castelfeder
Pinot Bianco Riserva Flora 2019, Cantina Girlan
Chardonnay DOC Sophie 2020, Manincor
Chardonnay Riserva Doran 2019, Kellerei Andrian
Lagrein Riserva Weingarten Klosteranger 2017, Hans Rottensteiner

Markus Del Monego MW/BWW2022-Best Germany Wine Critic of the World, Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  5 Wines  from  3 Producers 

Prowein 2023 was another successful edition with a lot of good tasting opportunities. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, which was good for tasting some wines.                 

7d 17h ago

Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  had a tasting of  9 Wines  from  2 Producers 

Duval Eligo Shiraz 2018 – “Eligo” means to select the best and that is the principle behind this wine, the Duvals’ flagship Shiraz. Select the very best fruit they can find. Of course, it needs to fit within their aim of a wine that retains both structure and elegance. As has become traditional, they use around 70 percent Eden Valley fruit and 30 percent Barossa, which is sourced from the subregions of Ebenezer and Moppa. The various parcels of grapes received discrete fermentation in small stainless steel fermenters, submerged caps, and twice daily pump overs. A portion of the fruit was left on skins for two weeks for color and structure. The wine then spent 18 months in fine grained French oak hogsheads (55 percent new, the remainder older).


Inky black in color, the nose is intense but rather gorgeous. Spices, blueberries, chocolate, leather, some oak but it is integrating superbly, fresh herbs and cocoa powder. Serious concentration here with a supple, seamless palate. Vibrantly fresh, balanced, lovely length with a soft, gentle finish. The silkiest of tannins. The palate also sees notes of beef stock and soy. Immaculate balance here, glorious flavors. There is absolutely no reason this won’t improve for 15 to 20 years, but it is already drinking magnificently.

I’ll confess to thinking long and hard about the score, because that little voice in my head (and a couple of grumpy winemakers – not John or Tim, I hasten to add) says that as good as this is, the Integro is more expensive, so surely that must mean something? As much as I love the Integro, at the moment this is the wine I found myself coming back to. This was the one I wanted to drink.

In 20 years that may be reversed, but for now this is a wonderfully elegant, classic Barossa Shiraz. I know that giving an Aussie wine a score like this will mean that some people will raise eyebrows (let them!), but if this wine came from a great Rhône winery, or perhaps a Napa one, no one would blink at the score, such is the quality. I think that this is the best wine I have seen under the Duval label. Exported to the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Japan. 99.

7d 21h ago

Virginia Willcock, Pro (Australia)  had a tasting of  20 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The 2022 vintage: A cool, winter-like spring saw vine growth delayed in development. Rainfall in October was significant. A dry and warm summer, with sustained warmth day and night through December, January and February, possibly influenced by another La Niña season, saw a rapid ripening period for all white varieties, with all vineyards harvested in little over a month. Fruit quality was excellent with surprising delicacy and elegance. A low yielding vintage, primarily due to spring conditions over the past two years. Warm and rapid veraison for whites in January was ideal and saw the Chardonnay’s desirable ripe flavours pronounce themselves quickly. Vine health remains fantastic, with fruit quality high and flavours concentrated.

8d 21h ago

Dirk Niepoort / Niepoort, Wine Maker (Portugal)  had a tasting of  22 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Niepoort Vintage Port 2019 / Brilliant appearance with a dark purple rim and concentrated depth of colour. The aroma is fine and subdued with only a hint of primary dark fruits and some spice. The true potential and style of this wine really comes together on the palate with wonderful integration of dark fruits with a grainy tannic structure, pairing volume with amazing balance and elegance and an impressive finish. In conclusion, the primary fruit on the palate is appealing at this stage, but it’s the balanced tannic structure which indicates great ageing potential for the future.


10d 20h ago

Pierre Lurton, Wine Producer (France)  had a tasting of  10 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Château Cheval Blanc 2018 / Deep, intense red colour. The nose is redolent of tremendously fruity and floral notes, with touches of raspberry and violet. Swirling in the glass reveals a more intense bouquet with black cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. The ever-present floral notes go on to develop rose and lilac overtones. Spicy and balsamic nuances round off the already complex bouquet with cocoa beans and black pepper aromas. The nose is impressively fresh, complex, and well-defined. The wine starts out sumptuously rich and full-bodied on the palate. The powerful, rich tannins contribute to the deep, long, firm, well-balanced, and refined structure. Very elegant, it coats the palate and continues into a long, crunchy, fresh aftertaste. The finish marks a return to floral and fruity aromas with spicy overtones. The precision and balance of this wine are on par with the estate’s greatest vintages.

12d 32min ago

Erin Larkin, Wine Writer (Australia)  had a tasting of  13 Wines  from  4 Producers 

Hentley Farm The Beauty 2017/ ‘2017 was a nice year in that we got lots of winter rainfall in spring.  Solid crop levels.  Had to drop a fair bit of fruit.  Trying to find the balance.  Fruit weight was there.  It was, in the end, just about hanging in there.  3-4 weeks later on average than average harvest.  Longer hang time means the 2017’s were quite big wines.  Even VS odd years in the Barossa – odds are bigger more intense more tannic.  Evens are softer finer more elegant, cooler.

Hentley Farm was founded by Keith Hentschke who was working for Orlando back in the 90’s.  He asked around about setting up his new vineyard, and subsequently bought the property in ’97 and planted ’99 as he wanted.  Greenock creek runs through the middle of the property.  The Beauty vineyard sits down on the banks of the creek.  There’s cooler air and it’s on the eastern side of the creek, there’s gums down there which provide shade; it’s cooler in the mornings.  Slower flavour development.  Mid-low 14’s baume at harvest.’ -AQ

Shiraz aromatics.  White florals, pretty red berries – this is a beast in terms of intensity and concentration, there’s so much going on here.  The 2017 vintage conditions play a big role in the muscular expression of this wine. The length of flavour is prodigious.  Delicious.  Plenty of charm and life here.  Blood/satsuma plum, raspberry, pomegranate molasses. Blue fruits and slately graphity earthy characteristic.  Soft tannin.  35% new French oak (the coopers are selected based on their ability to provide tannin support without oak. aromas and flavours.)

13d 12h ago

Richard Juhlin , Wine Writer (Sweden)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  1 Producers 

1914 Bollinger Collection  99p.  75% PN, 25% CH
 Disgorged for Madame Bollinger´s private cellar in 1969 and now in perfect condition at Bollinger. Made from across 23 crus with Bouzy as a main component of 18%. A startling bouquet. Golden light color and a long majestic taste that lasted for hours. Most impressive is the incredibly intense scent which in its complex creation contains diverse and at the same time nicely orchestrated ingredients such as; cardamom, lavender, lilac, vanilla, orange blossom, bergamot, Chinese tea and mandarin. Well thickened fat and at the same time a youthful champion. Probably the house's most outstanding vintage.

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