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2009 Quinta do Vale Meão Douro Meandro

Red Blend more

1/20/2013 - mrpalmer wrote: 84 points

Somewhat acidic and a little harsh. Not too much fruit.

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    1/21/2013 12:45:00 AM - ...way too young?!


2009 Heinrich Pinot Noir Vintage Selection

Neusiedlersee more

11/13/2011 - Oh Dae-su wrote: 83 points

A home brand Pinot from Wein & Co, a very successful wine merchant chain in Austria, produced by the Heinrich Winery.
Very clear dark reflexes, still ruby red colour. Fragrances of flowers as well as burnt almonds. Hints of cherries, too. For an Austrian Pinot it got a rather cold character. Not as broad as many Austrian state of the art Pinots. The prime flavour is dominated by dark cherries and dark forest berries. Its acid is rather weak. The tannins are still present and a bit hard. I would not call this one bone dry. There might be a bit too much fruit sweetness. So far so satisfying. Now the only real problem. The lenght of the finish in mediorce, maybe even distressingly short. Price is still okay.

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    11/29/2012 2:54:00 AM - Maybe way to early to open?

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    11/30/2012 2:04:00 AM - I had a 2000 Judith Beck Pinot Noir lately. I thought it to be over the peak but it was just perfect. What a cracker! So what would be your suggestion on the optimal drink date of the Vintage Selection 2009?

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    12/3/2012 4:53:00 AM - I guess you are right. Wein & Co. seems to be a bit to optimistic. I looked it up an they suggest 2015. I got three bottles, one for each year 2012 through 2014 ;-)


2006 Michele Chiarlo Montemareto Countacc!

Monferrato Red Blend more

5/3/2011 - Starwalker wrote: 92 points

I have nothing but good things to say about this wine. Overall pleasant, far from overpowering, a rare find indeed - especially at this price.

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    9/17/2011 2:30:00 AM - Good choice! Just picked up the 2007 and got a six bootle case :-) at 20 USD per bottle.


1994 Château Figeac

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/18/2010 - rotsec wrote: 89 points

Last bottle, drank on 17th-18th May 2010. Cork in pristine condition, colourful, shades/impressions of orange on the rim.
Good, and even more than simply good. Still powerful with grip, not very complex but with volume, long. Hints of spice.
What is less good is a lack of precision towards the end and some excessive bitterness - and I am usually fond of bitterness. The wine was in good shape and it could have lasted up to 5 more years - if cellared in proper conditions.
Warning: a bottle like this might be found at bargain prices, anything up to 25 € would be worth of consideration; but this was the only good bottle I got out of 4 I purchased, the others were tainted. So ...

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    8/26/2010 2:08:00 AM - Agree, had six bottles, drank two, one of it was flawed. Keep my fingers crossed that the other four are still going strong. I will give one away as a present and keep three to drink up until X-Mas


2007 Wittmann Riesling trocken

Rheinhessen more

8/22/2010 - keith prothero wrote: NR

Decanted for an hour.Have a case of this wine,and thought I would try the first bottle.

Green gold in the glass, the nose is full on lime and lemon - its a minerally nose, like crushed up rocks. The palate though is the real star -it opens with some upfront sweetness, but it is lovely, candied and well integrated. The palate then draws out long, lean and citrussy, finishing with acidity that is almost painful in its intensity - searingly, hard core limey acidity which is not for the faint hearted but I really enjoy.Super with scallops I suspect but I am eating pasta and still happy!!
Not sure whether I will open another for sometime although frankly I would welcome some feedback from others,whether this wine is likely to appreciate more time in bottle Very Good/Excellent? 13.5abv

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    8/26/2010 1:40:00 AM - The German 2007 Rieslings have a very good balance between fruit and acid. The Wittmann will improve for another 12 to 24 months. Instead, you can also open the bottle and keept it in the frige for one or two more days, the try again, you will be surprised.


2007 Georg Breuer Rauenthal Riesling Estate

Rheingau more

6/23/2010 - octopussy wrote: 90 points

Fantastic Riesling. It has a typical Rheingau pale yellow colour. In the nose, exotic aromas such as Mango, Pineapple and passion fruit prevail. It is very round and subtle on the palate. In short, for the price a fantastic fun Riesling.

  • Comment posted by Weinfreund JR:

    6/24/2010 2:12:00 AM - Completely agree. I just had a bottle of it myself. If you like this, try the Van Volxem Rieslings from Wiltingen, Saar :-) Just let me know if you want to dive into my Riesling collection.

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