Sunday, June 15, 2008

La Landonne, Cote-Rotie, Guigal. 2002. Brief.

"Out of this world" Cote-Rotie. The grape is Shiraz, but the Appellation allows up to 20% Viognier. Very spicy, very aromatic, lots of tannins, long finish, and very high price. Needs oxygen before serving. Medium term.
La Landonne is one of the most prestigious vineyards in the region.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Barbera d'Asti Michele Chiarlo, 2000. Brief.

Very nice Barbera. Could be an everyday wine. Medium-bodied, ruby red and intense bouquet. Very affordable.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Some of the world's most expensive wines.

Vosne-Romanee. Brief.

Commune in Cote de Nuits. Together with Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin, produces the best reds in the region. The grape is Pinot Noir. The leader in the region is Romanee-Conti, one if not the most expensive wine in the world...

1.- Vosne-Romanee "Les Beaumonts" Vielles Vignes. Dominique Laurent, 2002.
2.- Vosne-Romanee "Malconsort". Nicolas Potel, 2000.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wolf Blass Gold Label. Brief.

One of the best Australian Shiraz I've tasted. Long finish and very spicy. See Down Under 1 and 2.

Wolf Blass Gold Label, 2002, 2004

From my Log. 5

1.- Volnay, 1er. Cru En Chevret, 2000. Louis Latour.
Very nice wine. Pinot Noir. Ripe tannins, fruity and warm finish.
2.- Pinot Noir, 2005. Joseph Faiveley. Very fruity and light.
3.- Cote De Beaune Villages, 2001. Joseph Drouhin.
4.- Gattinara, 1995. Very nice Nebbiolo, dark, smooth finish.

Pommard, Bouchard Pere & Fils, 2000

Very fruity, woody and aromatic Pommard. Medium term. The grape is Pinot Noir.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hermitage La Chapelle. Brief.

For me it is one of the very best wines from Hermitage. The grape is Shiraz. It is very aromatic, spicy, flavory and with a long finish. Long term also, if well cellared. Not to be confused with Crozes-Hermitage, the other great Appellation in the area.

Hermitage La Chapelle, 1997, Paul Jaboulet.

Chianti Classico. Brief.

It is a tuscan wine produced in Chianti Classico, Italy. The grape is mostly Sangiovese, but depending on the producer, Sangiovese could be blended with Canaiolo and even Merlot. The wine is very nice, rich, balanced, medium term, and it goes with almost everything.

1.- Ruffino Ducale Riserva Tan Label, 2000.
2.- Rocca delle Macie, 1998.
3.- Castello di Verrazzano, 2004.
4.- Fonterutoli, 1999, 2000.
5.- Borgo Scopeto, 2001.