Category Archives: 2011

Champagne from Savart

It was time again for the annual release Champagne Savart from the French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste, now for the fifth time. Savart is one of the new generation of high-class small growers in Champagne and is located in Écueil, a premier cru … Continue reading

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011

May last year the Swedish importer Vinunic held a tasting of the 2011 vintage from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which was a highly pleasant return of a tradition initiated two years earlier with a tasting of the 2009s. 2011 was a vintage … Continue reading

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2011s from Lucien Le Moine – a small Burgundy house with top-class wine and one toe in southern Rhône

Lucien Le Moine is a small Burgundy négociant located in Beaune and one in a small circle often referred to as “luxury négociants”. This refers to producers/wine houses that purchase their grapes, but aims at only producing truly high-class wines. This … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem – 2011 versus 2004

On Monday, an email arrived from K. who invited to a quick delivery check of the newly arrived 2011 Château d’Yquem on Thursday directly after work, in company with a few other people who also like this type of wines. … Continue reading

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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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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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Three wines from Pierre Usseglio including two 2011s

A couple of days ago I tasted three wines from Domaine Pierre Usseglio in vintages that were launched by a (French-)Swedish wine dealer called Caviste. Usseglio is primarily a Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, but also makes wines from some other surrounding appellations. With the … Continue reading

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Comte Georges de Vogüé and Bonneau du Martray, 2011s and some older references

Each year, Comte Georges de Vogüé’s Swedish importer (Tryffelsvinet) arranges a tasting with the vintage to be released. It is their director marketing, Jean-Luc Pépin, who shows up and presents the wines. de Vogüé is a Burgundy producer in the village … Continue reading

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Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage, 2011 vintage

The 2011 of Alain Graillot’s Crozes Hermitage recently turned up on nearby shelves. Since I’ve previously reviewed the 2010 and 2009 on release, I had to put this one to the test as well. 2011 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Syrah Dark … Continue reading

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2011s from Domaine Goisot – white wines from northwestern Burgundy

Domaine Goisot is located in the northwest of Burgundy, in the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, and has several vineyards in what is known as Grand Auxerrois, which is the area surrounding Chablis. Goisot is an organic and biodynamic grower, and is actually certified … Continue reading

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