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Niepoort vertical 1978 – 1992

Niepoort is a fantastic producer of classic Portwine. As you my dear reader might know, I’m a big fan of Niepoort. This was a tasting of Vintage Port ranging from 1978 – 1992. A series of vintages that might not rate as top of class, but still I hoped for a good tasting. The wines showed enormous diversity, with a few highlights, but also a few bad bottles. This is what happens when you have to source from bad suppliers. Some of the bottles for this tasting was bought from a broker in Germany, and some from Portugal. The tasting was hosted by Portvinsklubben af 1981 and I attended as a guest and had the small pleasure of introducing Niepoort before the tasting. This is a strong group of very talented, and experienced, tasters of Portwine. I hope I will participate in more tastings in the coming years.

Vintage Port

Complete line up

The wines were served semi-blind; we knew which vintages, but not the order. Read more

2010 Burgundy red wine, notes part 2

2010 Burgundy is a very interesting vintage, especially for red wine. Through my work at Otto Suenson Wine, I’m fortunate to taste a good deal of wine from this already heralded vintage. We have the uncrowned Queen of Burgundy working with us here at Suenson and it was a pleasure tasting these wines with her. These wines have been tasted over a 2 week period at the end of February 2012. All wines were tasted none blind, right after opening and throughout the evenings.

This is the second set of notes, containing notes on the better and more structured red Burgundies. Please see part 1 here! First the 6 wines from the Roskilde tasting:

2010 Robert Chevillon, Vielles Vignes, Nuits-Saint-Georges2010 Robert Chevillon, Vielles Vignes, Nuits-Saint-Georges – so open and delicious nose. Very typical Read more

TN: 2003 Clos St Landelin, Pinot Gris, Alsace

2003 René Muré, Clos St Landelin, Grand Cru Vorbourg, Pinot Gris, Alsace

2003 René Muré, Clos St Landelin, Grand Cru Vorbourg, Pinot Gris, AlsaceThe wine is deep golden, with medium intensity. Developed nose with subtle notes of honey, apricot and fresh lemon juice. High intensity on the nose with a small hint of botrytis. On the palate the wine is almost full bodied with medium – fruit acidity. The balance Read more

2010 Burgundy red, notes part 1

2010 Burgundy is a very interesting vintage, especially for red wine. Through my work at Otto Suenson Wine, I’m fortunate to taste a good deal of wine from this already heralded vintage. We have the uncrowned Queen of Burgundy working with us here at Suenson and it was a pleasure tasting these wines with her. These wines have been tasted over a 2 week period at the end of February 2012. All wines were tasted none blind, right after opening and throughout the evenings.

This first entry from these 2 nights will be with the entry red wines. The wines mixed from the 2 occasions. All comments will be very welcome.

2010 Bertrand Ambroise, Bourgogne rouge2010 Bertrand Ambroise, Bourgogne rouge – very juicy style with plenty of typical Burgundy character. This is not a powerful wine, and those who are searching for a wine that could lose in a blind test Vs. New Zealand, could use this to beat up. But, Read more

3 different styles of Chianti

At Otto Suenson Wine we are great fans of Italian wines. We import some of the very best from Italy, and from Chianti we have 3 very different producers. I have bought 1 bottle of each to sample this weekend, and I’m learning the difference by tasting the wines in random order, several times. The wines were tasted none blind, over 2 days.

Chianti Classico and Rufina

2010 Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina – a classic Sangiovese, Read more

TN: Niepoort Redoma Branco Douro – white wine with personality!

2008 Niepoort, Redoma Branco, Douro – found this white with a little age in my cellar, and thought it would fit perfect for a lunch with my mother. It was very light colour in the glass, showing no signs of age. The scent rising was as expected; amazing. I was blown away Read more

2010 Borgogno, Barbera d’Alba, Piemonte

Borgogno er en af de klassiske producenter fra Piemonte, de har været i gang siden 1761, så historien er på deres side. Men, i den sidste ende er min fokus på hvad der er i glasset, men det vender vi tilbage til om lidt. Som Barolo producent har vi at gøre med en af de mest traditionelle, her taler vi 2 uger lang maceration og udelukkende brug af gamle slovenske egetræsfade. Da vi nu havde en tirsdag på programmet, valgte jeg en Barbera Read more

Pesquera AF Hotel, Ribera del Duero

A very interesting night, gastronomically seen, on Hotel AF Pesquera i Penafiel, Castilla Leon, Spain.

Hotel AF Pesquera

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