Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dinner with old auction wines in Rheingau’s Eberbach Abbey

This was a dinner tasting I attended 25 February 2011, in the evening before their annual “spring auction” – Frühjahrsversteigerung – in the historic Eberbach Abbey in Rheingau. That’s Kloster Eberbach for those who speak German, and it is also … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, Hessische Bergstraße, Pinot Noir, Rheingau, Riesling | 3 Comments

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990

Browsing through some tasting notes from last year, a tasting that is still definitely worth to write about is one themed Domaine de la Romanée Conti 1990 that took place in August 2011. Any tasting of mature Burgundies from top vintages is something you … Continue reading

Posted in 1990, AuZone, Burgundy, Pinot Noir | 2 Comments

Jacquesson versus Selosse – a duel in vineyard Champagnes

One clear trend in Champagne is the introduction of more vineyard-designated wines. It is admittedly not a trend very much in evidence among the largest Champagne houses, and the number of bottles produced annually that carries a vineyard designation is … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir | 6 Comments

Bordeaux 2009 at the Union des Grands Crus, part 1: Sauternes

Every year in May, Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux arranges a visitors’ weekend for private customers, under the name Le Week-end des Grands Crus. The first day is a wine exhibition where the châteaux present the latest bottled vintage next to … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, Sauternes, Sémillon | 2 Comments

Sauternes 2008 at Union des Grands Crus in 2011

May each year, Unions des Grands Crus de Bordeaux arranges their annual visitor’s weekend for private customers. As of 2011, it’s called Week-End des Grands Crus, replacing the earlier name Week-End des Grands Amateurs, which perhaps came across more interesting than inviting to … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Sauternes, Sémillon | 1 Comment

Decanter’s Krug Masterclass

Leading British wine magazine Decanter sometimes arranges various wine activities in London, primarily exhibitions where private customers are welcome, and during these there is usuallay a couple of seated tastings as well, so-called Masterclasses. Since Decanter is a well known name … Continue reading

Posted in Champagne, Chardonnay | Tagged | 4 Comments