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Red

2006 Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano

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7/28/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

Quite a fabulous wine with its rich, tannic profile marrying the umami meats with tonight's yakiniku.

A fairly interesting nose that is more towards bland and not so rich. In the mouth, this is a medium bodied, tannic and intense wine with ++ acids.

This is a great wine, but lacking complexity to merit a higher score. Second, and final btl, within 5 years.

Wife: 90p.

綾小路、a yakiniku restaurant with the most beautiful interior. Like an old village, and you get your own house/room. Great meat!

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Red

2007 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rùfina Nipozzano Riserva

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

7/19/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

Deep, rich, layered and a REAL wine. Has matured and become an adult since our previous encounter in 2012. Still has several years of good service ahead.
Lovers of thin, acidic Chianti should go elsewhere.

Next btl in ~2018.
At Italian inspired organic Bisi-Basi in Yokohama.

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Red

2010 Suntory Muscat Bailey A Japan Premium

Nagano more

7/18/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 75 points

This is VERY THIN for any of our preferred styles of wine. But, it contains a small hope for the Japanese way of perfecting things. Small... Actually: so small that only those with pink sunglasses have a chance at noticing it. And: suddenly it became dark.

(Taste)
Watery, no tannins, flaccid and short.
BUT:
It has a rich and luxorious aroma of grand oak (not at all integrated, but as happy as a standalone hot dog salesguy.)
It holds a wonderful balance between watery fruit and being dead. The fruit in this wine says either: re-do and do it right, or possibly: replant the vinyard with some REAL grapes.

I will never ever again buy anything made from this grape. Wife added that she's currently conscidering working the fields, but only as long as it means up-rooting Muscat Bailey A. Translated to Hindu: services for the greater God of humanity.

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White

NV Soryu Winery Koshu Grand Koshu

Katsunuma more

7/18/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 87 points

A rage for all acid lovers.

Usui yellow colour.
Nose is 'fruity'.
Straightforward and non-complex aromas with an almost biting acidity. Has very attractive vegetable aromas including körvel, fänkål, lökfrön, timjan, dragon, paprika och Tougan (冬瓜、Benincasa).

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Red

2008 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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7/14/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

This is why we keep wine in our cellars!
Opened with fears of re-living our previous mega-jam-experience. But, there was no need to worry as this has grown into quite a handsome man.

Rich, deep and quite rewarding as an inspiring meat/mild-cheese wine. Over on the heavyweight side of things. As it's now in a mature state of being, it possesses much more quality than previous btl.

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Red

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.

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White - Fortified

2011 Cantine Florio Marsala Superiore Vecchioflorio Dolce

White Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: NR

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): This was surprisingly delicious.
I can't seem to find my notes on this one.
Added only to complete the TN's from the epic eve.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2009 Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

Furmint Blend, Furmint more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: NR

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): I only remember it was delicious, can't seem to find my notes on this one. Added only to complete the TN's from the epic eve.

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White

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.)

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Red

2011 Tamarí Malbec AR

Mendoza more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 86 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Cold butter with lingonberry jam. Rich, fat, coarse red wine that was a treat after over 20 bubbly wines. I really prefer the red ones.

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Red

2009 Château Barréjat Madiran Tradition

Tannat Blend, Tannat more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): A mare is hiding a steed in this wine. After the acidic onslaught from the bubblies, I could finally feel that I was home. Tannins! Restrained acids! Brett! I clearly prefer red wines with a backbone to acid orgies.

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White - Sparkling

NV Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva Heredad

Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko wrote: flawed

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): One of the most corked wines I ever had in my whole life.
Utterly disgusting!

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White - Sparkling

1986 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon

Champagne Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko wrote: 89 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Discreet, with a small aroma palette.
Hints of early maturity. Delicious but rather light.

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White - Sparkling

NV Caves Bernard-Massard Cuvée de l'Ecusson Brut

Crémant de Luxembourg White Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Does not like this wine: 82 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Tired, vinous aromas on the nose.
Too thin and acidic for my taste. This wine does nothing for me tonight. Nothing wrong and the acid lovers enjoyed it more than I did.

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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!

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White - Sparkling

2011 Ridgeview Bloomsbury

West Sussex Champagne Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko wrote: 79 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Unproportionately perfumed, just like the hormonal young girls or very elderly ladies can be.
Nothing refined to be found here.

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White - Sparkling

2010 Hunter's Miru Miru

Wairau Valley White Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Earthy, aromatic aromas with elegance.
A small palate that is refined, sensitive and fine-tuned. Long, interesting with a rather fine, superb earthiness. Would go very well with food. But could use a some years in the cellar first.

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White - Sparkling

2006 Lilbert-Fils Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru Cramant

Chardonnay more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Does not like this wine: 84 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Fat, young nose with some petrochem.
Palate is restrained and actually surprisingly small, given the rich nose. Well made, very delicious and balanced even if simple. Pure. Has a wee bit of umpa umpa in the finish, nudging my score from 81 to 84 on the score card.

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White - Sparkling

2007 Domaine Carneros Le Rêve

Chardonnay more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 91 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): A petite, fruity nose that still manages to raise interest for its palate.
Palate has a dainty, creamy mouthfeel. Rich with balancing acids and some refinement. Very young. Citrus: yuzu.

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White - Sparkling

2006 Llopart Cava Brut Ex-Vite Gran Reserva

Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Does not like this wine: 70 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Very small, unrefined nose.
Flat and uninteresting. Young with a clear potential for improvement. Small petrochem and what feels a bit like mouldy grapes or grilled rosemary.

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White - Sparkling

2007 Agustí Torelló Mata Cava Kripta Brut Nature Gran Reserva

Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko wrote: flawed

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Corked btl: with musty, moldy, rotten cardboard and fuktskadad sommarstuga aromas.
F**k!
Had so much looked forward to this wine.

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White - Sparkling

NV House of Arras Brut Elite

Tasmania Champagne Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 90 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Very small nose with a small oaky nuttiness.
On the palate, this is a very fine, elegant, slim, distinguished wine. Aromas have a light touch of wild strawberries (smultron) and spring flowers. Youthful, has steely sharp acids with edges. Elegance in a light acid driven wine.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Camille Savès Champagne Brut Millésimé

Champagne Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 96 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): This wine pulled all of my strings: Aroma palette of tobacco and many refined aromas. Compared to the first 14 wines, nothing is even near this level of refinement and complexity. WOW!

Creamy with the PERFECT balance. Acids, fruit, aromas, intensity, refinement, restraint... All the good things are here. Some age, but still young, so the best is yet to come.
Right up my bowling alley.

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White - Sparkling

2011 Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Extra Brut

Rheingau more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Does not like this wine: 71 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): Large simple nose that is flowery and spicy with sweetness.
Tastes like a failed plonky bubbly. Muscat aromas on mud.

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White - Sparkling

2009 Hunter's Miru Miru

Wairau Valley White Blend more

1/24/2015 - StefanAkiko Does not like this wine: 81 points

Epic bubbles (blinded) (Zorg's place, Umeå, Sweden): A rather odd bird, this one: Small aromas towards minced meat and some unique oddities I couldn't put my finger on during the very short time frame. Dulcivit (vitamin pills for kids.)
In the mouth, this is so acidic I couldn't force myself to a second sip. Completely not my taste. Not at all in balance.

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