Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mixed AGM wines including four French, three Aussies, three Germans, and one Turk

Our wine tasting club AuZone recent held its annual general meeting, and tradition dictates that some liquid painkillers and some blood sugar-boosting nutrition are administered before we move on to boring stuff like audit report, budget, membership fees and so … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, AuZone, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mosel, Pfalz (Palatinate), Pinot Noir, Rhône, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Turkey | Leave a comment

Spätburgunder from Kloster Eberbach – young wines and auction wines from the 2013 spring auction

While attending auction at Eberbach Abbey in March 2013 I also checked into the shop and tasted some Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) wines from Kloster Eberbach’s regular range. I’ve explained the buildup of their current range in the middle of this post. The “Cabinetkeller” (often seen … Continue reading

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A white Rioja on Saint Vincent’s day

22 January is Saint Vincent’s Day, and this day is a sort of “the day of wine” in some countries and regions, in particular in France. The Vincent in question is Saint Vincent of Saragossa, an early Christian martyr gathered unto … Continue reading

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Riesling wines at the 2013 spring auction in Eberbach Abbey

Last year – in March 2013 – I again attended the spring auction in Eberbach Abbey in Rheingau, Germany. The spring auction only includes wines from Hessische Staatweingüter/Kloster Eberbach. I just got around to posting a translation of what I … Continue reading

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Red wines from Kloster Eberbach – 2009 vintage and 2011 spring auction

While attending the 2011 spring auction in the Eberbach Abbey (I recently translated my old blog post) I also tasted some of the regular red wines of the range of Hessische Staatsweingüter / Kloster Eberbach in their shop. Prices on … Continue reading

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2011 spring auction in Eberbach Abbey and the Riesling wines of that auction

A report on an auction in late February 2011 may not seem the most natural blog post in January 2014. I actually wrote this in April 2011, but only posted it on the Swedish version of my blog, and never got … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, Chardonnay, Hessische Bergstraße, Pinot Noir, Rheingau, Riesling | Tagged | 2 Comments

Tasting and dinner with old wines at Eberbach Abbey, including a 1943 Riesling and a 1953 Spätburgunder

As a part of the “Riesling year” on my blog, I’ve pulled out some tasting notes that have been maturing since March 2013, when I attended a tasting and dinner with several old wines in Kloster Eberbach/Eberbach Abbey in Rheingau. … Continue reading

Posted in 1973, 1983, Hessische Bergstraße, Pinot Noir, Rheingau, Riesling | Tagged | 2 Comments