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White - Fortified

NV Emilio Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva

Palomino Fino and Pedro Ximénez more

7/11/2015 - chatters wrote: NR

Spanish Lunch (My place, parramatta, sydney): leather, sweat, oxidative, figs, almonds, olives, aldehyde, brine, sea wood, umami. In the mouth the wine is dry but with a lovely lively vivacious freshness. Briny with almond and olive notes, oxidative and aldehydic. Simply superb

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    9/19/2015 1:36:00 PM - Just had it, it's quite amazing! Blinded, I'd have gone for a Palo Cortado of sorts!!!

    (You need to upload and enjoy Instagram more and better, imho.)

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    9/21/2015 7:17:00 AM - Technophobe? Yeeeeah right... :-)


2010 Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles

Syrah more

9/17/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 86 points

Underwhelmed presentation.

Precision, smoked meat, length, balance: yes!
But it gave a puny impression, much like our basic disagreement on Burgundy: watery, thin with berries galore.

Hoping this was just an off btl and that our final btl comes out of the wardrobe in a more "masculine" way.

At the re-opening of ** L'Effervescence in Tokyo.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    9/19/2015 7:44:00 AM - Or: Maybe I had an expectation malfunction :-)

    - Son, I expect you to be a war hero!

    - But Dad, I only want to collect flowers (Carl Linnaeus, aka Carl von Linné).

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    9/19/2015 12:31:00 PM - Had another issue with Cornas tonight...
    I just accidentally ran in to it.
    I declare innocense.
    He pulled his wardrobe on me FIRST!

    2006 Tardieu-Laurent Cornas


2011 Mas Martinet Priorat Martinet Bru

Red Blend more

2/22/2015 - Mattias S Likes this wine: 89 points

Riktigt trevligt och välbalanserat i fyllig stil. Det känns aldrig för mycket av något utan allt faller snyggt på plats. Stilmässigt så påminner det mer om en Chateauneuf-du-Pape än Priorat. Läcker och ganska insmickrande mörk frukt som drar åt plommon och körsbär men inte utan stramhet och ryggrad. Kryddigt och komplext med drag av lagerblad, svarta oliver, lavendel, peppar, tjärpastill, rostade fat och ett uns färsk dill. Bra intensitet och struktur med mustig, lång och blyertsstinn eftersmak.

Riktigt läckert och charmigt vin med en prislapp som känns helt rätt (200 pix). Klar köprekommendation och helt rätt en söndag i februari.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    9/4/2015 9:03:00 AM - Vi klämmer nog den näst sista i afton :-)

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    9/4/2015 9:10:00 AM - ...och hittade en flaska Mosel från 1998 som jag inte visste jag hade... Den blir alldeles SÄKERT mumsig :-)

    Hoppas ni har en skön kväll nere i Götet också.


1991 Mats&Stefan Fikonvinet *figs*

Västerbotten White Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 95 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): *Homemade beauty*

This 20-odd-year-old dry fig-wine has clearly been down into the grave and come back. At least once. Like a VERY interesting Sherry. Ultra dry and with enough intriguing aromas to possibly wake the dead. Burnt toast. Oxidized aspects galore. Burnt hair. Strange rubbery aromas. Aromas of machinery and a very rainy summers day.
Has a particularily strong personality!

Best thing: There is more!

(Some raised concerns regarding possible health issues with drinking this.)

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/10/2015 12:12:00 AM - A truly unique and inspirational wine!

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/28/2015 12:10:00 AM - As we were a bunch of young enthusiasts who made this wine together, it is nice to be able to feel pride today. However, I do understand that scoring your own product so high, may walk into the territory of arrogance. But, I've been as honest as I could. Will write a new review some years down the line.
    Who knows, maybe you join us in Umeå :-)

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/29/2015 1:13:00 PM - 楽しみに。

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/29/2015 1:14:00 PM - Really looking forward to. Happily!


2001 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/11/2015 - chatters wrote: NR

Spanish Lunch (My place, parramatta, sydney): From Coravin. On the nose creamy, buttery, vanilla, spice over very slightly oxidised ripe red berry. With agitation a touch of herbaceousness. In the mouth there are flavours of tobacco and red berries and a touch of blackcurrant cordial, fine tannins and almost a slightly medicinal notes. Nice.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/14/2015 10:59:00 AM - Great choice of wine. We have two btls planned for after 2020. What is your time capsule projection on this wine?

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/18/2015 12:30:00 PM - Sounds like a wunnerful plan!
    If I'm a wee bit lucky, I may come visit you in the fall. Currently negotiating a contract... Etc...


2003 Feudi di San Gregorio Irpinia Serpico

Aglianico more

7/10/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 92 points

A rustic wine.
An old geezer who keeps telling obsenely scabrous stories that children should never hear, that make ladies' ears wither and priests cross themselves.

Early drinking window. We dbldecanted for five hrs.
Wife was not so happy with this btl.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/15/2015 9:35:00 PM - As you write: The nose is amazing! The wine will come around more, but always be beautifully rustic.

White - Sparkling

2005 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut

Anderson Valley Champagne Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko wrote: 87 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Soap bubbles, autolysis (the unclean version) that renders the nose a big question mark for me.
Much better on the palate. Balanced. Acid-driven (far too high levels for my taste).

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/11/2015 11:22:00 PM - Others liked it much better than I did. I'm just not a bubblies guy as I really don't agree with acid driven things (wine, food, candy, relationships, rain).
    Also. The autolysis character can easily be too much for me.

White - Sparkling

2005 Schramsberg Vineyards J Schram

North Coast Champagne Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 93 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): *WOTN*
Autolysis, round, broad, young nose.
First gulp: "Wow! This is made with umpa-umpa!" Even if the acids claw in on my tongue, I really like this. There is just so much going on in here. Citrus circus, balanced like a yoga master and: umpa-umpa-umpa!

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/9/2015 10:42:00 PM - Thanks.
    Have been a bit detached from the wine glasses for a while, and will continue to be so for now. Please check out the LAST wine from this epic bubble evening!

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/9/2015 10:46:00 PM - Gee! You're quite effective.
    It was late in the evening, but as I have a happy relationship with advanced wines, I'm really looking forward to the next encounter. Care to join?


1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

White Blend more

7/3/2015 - theronware wrote: 94 points

A fine-boned wine, almost aristocratic in its poise and balance. All elements integrated with nothing sticking out, nothing over the top. Somewhat reserved and slightly austere. High acid, salty, nutty, mineral and long. Superb with paella and tapas.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    7/4/2015 1:03:00 PM - This will surely live and continue to develop and evolve over many years.


2004 Greenock Creek Shiraz Alices

Barossa Valley more

5/26/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

Big Mama, but Small B**bs.

This is a hefty wine, with a lofty oak treatment, but it is overly perfumed (like an elderly lady can be) and lacking layers, complexity and refinement.

Insanely too expensive for what it is.

Had with yakiniku in Tokyo.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    6/11/2015 8:05:00 AM - Sounds like a proper strategy.


2004 Mauro Sebaste Barolo Monvigliero

Nebbiolo more

12/1/2012 - wine strategies wrote: NR

Aerate to decanter 3 hours, served at cellar temp. A crowd-pleasing, blowsy gait with slightly above-average fruit quality and structure (thanks to the vintage). Not something I would seek out, too modernly styled.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    6/5/2015 11:49:00 AM - Pls chk out our thrashing of this wine with a medioum cork...

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    6/5/2015 12:03:00 PM - 我慢。

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    6/5/2015 12:05:00 PM - If I was mr Sebaste, I'd be happy for anything that's above 70p.


2008 Achával-Ferrer Malbec Finca Bella Vista

Mendoza more

5/27/2014 - Harley1199 Likes this wine: NR

High Altitude Vineyards (Plus Private Dinner at restaurant García de la Navarra) (Vila Viniteca - Madrid): Obscure colour with violet edges.
Quite floral nose. Notes of pencil savings and crude carob bean.
Too much wood at this point but elegant although lacks that power and complexity of Altamira that I admire the most.
Extremely young on the palate, fresh and very persistent. Fine acidity with some diluted tannins.

Oscura con bordes violáceos.
Más floral en nariz. Notas a minas de lápiz y a algarrobas verdes. Madera demasiado presente en este momento pero elegante sin la potencia ni complejidad de Altamira.
Extremadamente joven en boca, fresca y larga. Acidez afinada y taninos muy disueltos.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    5/25/2015 3:09:00 AM - We had this yesterday and were rather disappointed :-(

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    5/26/2015 8:39:00 AM - I can't help, but see it as proof of a Jay-something being a corrupt (paid per extra point) wine journalist. His scoring is as oof the charts as the Italian Maniac or Halliday in Australia...

    Scoring journalists gone completely MAD... And probably paid under the table as well.

    Enough banter. But THAT was my feeling from the disappointment of this not so special wine.


2005 Benanti Etna Rovittello

Etna DOC Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese more

5/22/2015 - Zorg wrote: 90 points

For 5 h this wine felt dead, or was like a delicate young wine that you thought was gonna develop in to a grande dame but unfortunately just ...... became a rotten log. Nose was OK with some brett, leather and alcohol soaked cherries, but the taste was ..... like a rotten log. But then, after 2 h in an open bottle and 3 h in a decanter it opened up and you suddenly had a much better wine that got better and better by the glas, and the last glas was just what you had hoped for.

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    5/22/2015 1:01:00 PM - Fjädrarns! Den här gillar du riktigt bra nu. Vi skall nog spara vår sista flaska ytterligare några år. Bådar gott.

    'Rotten log' :-)

    Du är skoj du :-)

    Hur tro du den skulle gå med ost?

  • Comment posted by StefanAkiko:

    5/26/2015 8:36:00 AM - Blir verkligen spännande att dricka detta den dagen det beger sig :-)

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