November 03, 2014
Peter Leheman Wigan Riesling was one of the first pricey and old Rieslings I bought and I still remember the wonderful first sip back in my tiny kitchen. Lots of peach, lime, mineral and hints of kiwi. An old school Riesling from the new world. So when a new vintage showed up in the wine shop I just had to buy a couple of bottles so TheMan could experience what I did back years ago. And he did. He was very impressed and again I have showed him that Australia makes excellent wine. A lot more than those bulk wines that you can find everywhere
Opening a bottle of Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape brought us immediately back to our first night in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and France this summer and exactly what the doctor order after a long week. Dark plum colour, spice, bay leaf, pepper and some liquorice. Matched with grilled filet of lamb and potatoes au gratin and we were in food heaven.
Sancerre, the golden nectar of angels as a sales woman at Copenhagen airport once said and I tend to agree. Henri Bourgeois La Bourgeoise Sancerre was of course no exception. Gun-flint aromas and a spicy bouquet of subtle wood and a very reminiscent taste of the Sauvignon flower and grape. Matched with grilled salmon, baby potatoes and lime dressing this was a Sunday dinner to remember.
2012 vintage of Fonterutoli in the wine shop it was another must to buy. Not only because once again it have received 92 points in Wine Spectator. But mostly because 2012 was the summer we visited Fonterutoli. A hot and dry summer has made it very well proportioned with dark berries and spice flavours with an intense and smooth taste.
2012 Fonterutoli No 10
NV Ruinart R Brut Champagne
2009 Peter Lehman Wigan Riesling
2009 Xavier Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2010 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
2011 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Cuvée Margot
2007 2010 Campogiovanni Rosso di Montalcino
2009 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2010 Henri Bourgeois La Bourgeoise Sancerre
2008 Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
2011 Jacquesson Cuvée nº 737
2011 Trimbach Gewurztraminer
2001 Château Cassagne Haut-Canon La Truffière
2012 Barone Ricasoli Torricella
2009 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
2012 Brancia Tre
2012 Domaene Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner
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