May 17, 2017

Best experience of April

Well worth waiting for. 2009 Olivier Leflaive Pommard. Ripe, succulent with cherry and earth tones. Firm tannins with wonderful structure.

April 21, 2017

Best experience of March

Age before beauty... 2003 Stielle Rocca di Castagnoli. Brick colour, mature prunes, rosemary, tobacco and some coffee.

March 27, 2017

Best experience of February

Old memories are the best. 2012 Chateau des Jaques Molin-à-vent. 100% gamay and just as good as I remembered.

February 12, 2017

Best experience of January

When you can’t chose. Trying out some of the best wines Tuscany has to offer. Favourite as always though 2010 Castello Fonterutoli.

January 22, 2017

Best experience of December

Christmas Day - friends, turkey and 2012 Olivier Leflaive Volnay 1st Cru Mitans. Can’t get much better!

December 09, 2016

Best experience of November

There are some wines that just make you happy. The first smell and sip makes you smile and then pure bliss. 2012 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage did exactly that to both me and TheMan a very autumn like November night. Dark red colour. Red fruits, cherries, strawberries and oak on the nose. Rather structured tannins with hints of vanilla and blackcurrant. One sip and we were back in a sunny and hot France driving along the river Rhône.

November 27, 2016

Best experience of October

On one of the first autumn evenings we were invited to some friends’ house for a California themed dinner. Bottles that had been brought over to Europe in suitcases and carry-on luggage.

First out Bonterra Chardonnay from Mendocino County. Yellow colour. Fruity with those typical traits from a Californian, chardonnay, i.e. oak, butter and vanilla.

Then it was time for 2013 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma. Deep dark purple colour. Rich, luxurious, full bodied palate of blueberries mixed with blackberries, raspberries, mint, pepper and spice ending with a very long finish.

Number three and final wine was also from Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma. 2013 Michel-Schlumberger Zinfandel Gold Collection. Dark ruby colour. Concentrated blackberries, fresh plum with notes of vanilla and spice. Dense structure but still a very lush mouth feel.