Wijnkoperij Okhuysen Annual Tasting

Haarlem, NL

Tasted October 25, 2014 by Xavier Auerbach with 577 views

Flight 1 (56 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Veuve A. Devaux Champagne Brut Grande Réserve France, Champagne
90 points
A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, 3 years sur lattes, base vintage 2010, 20% vin de réserve. Lovely balance, ripe fruit, fresh and attractive, good style.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Veuve A. Devaux Champagne Blanc de Noirs France, Champagne
89 points
Three years sur lattes. Indeed expressive of (100%) Pinot Noir, plush fruit, a good apiritif but today seems to lack the balance and freshness of the Grande Réserve.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Veuve A. Devaux Champagne D de Devaux La Cuvée France, Champagne
91 points
A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, 5 years sur lattes, base vintage 2008, 35% oak aged vin de réserve. Vinous but elegant style, oak noticable, hint of nuts, good complexity.
Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Veuve A. Devaux Champagne D de Devaux Le Rosé France, Champagne
91 points
An equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; 10% of the latter is vinified as red wine and blended in, 5 years sur lattes, dosage 7 gr/l. Pale copper; slightly yeasty palate, the oak ageing of the red is noticeable, precise and linear, mineral. A restrained rosé.
White
2013 Staete Landt Sauvignon Blanc Annabel New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
89 points
Half of the grapes were harvested manually, 30% oak aged. Clean style, elegant, balanced, good varietal character but not exaggerated.
White
2011 Staete Landt Chardonnay Josephine New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
88 points
Quite oaky but carries it well, seems to have the weight and richness to balance it.
White
2013 Staete Landt Viognier New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
90 points
Clean and elegant style, strikes a lovely balance between freshness and weight, lovely expression.
White
2011 Staete Landt Riesling Dry Rudi New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
88 points
Aged in small older oak barrels, natural cork. Not unlike a Riesling from Clare Valley, quite a tight style with crisp acidity, not too much petrol.
White
2013 Birgit Braunstein Chardonnay Felsenstein Burgenland Austria, Burgenland
87 points
Fresh, light, cheerful, pure, apple, relatively easy but with nice freshness.
White
2013 Jermann Vinnaioli Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Venezia Giulia IGT
85 points
Not too keen, little to it, lacks interest. Not cheap either.
White
2012 Weingut Stadt Krems Riesling Schieferterrassen Kremstal Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal
86 points
Easy to like but a bit fuzzy, soft, lacks cut and precision.
White
2013 Gut Hermannsberg Weissburgunder trocken Germany, Nahe
87 points
Light and elegant style, good typicity, nice yellow fruit.
White
2013 Gut Hermannsberg Schlossböckelheimer Riesling trocken Germany, Nahe
87 points
Still marked by aromas of spontaneous fermentation, crisp and mineral, light.
White
2011 Sybille Kuntz Riesling Kabinett trocken Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
86 points
Has some unripe bitters from the skins, could do with more slate character, otherwise a clean Riesling with good fruit.
White
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne Blanc France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
87 points
Good weight, well-integrated oak, nice vinosity.
White
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Santenay France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Santenay
88 points
Ripe fruit than the Bourgogne Blanc, added complexity, earthy note.
White
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Chassagne-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
89 points
More finesse than the Santenay, nice hint of butter, more subtle, refined style.
White
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Meursault Clos du Cromin France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
88 points
Not sure about this one. It seems to be in limbo. Neither rich and mealy, nor mineral and fine?
White
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
90 points
Again a relatively soft style, good fruit supported by a hint of toasty oak. Attractive.
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White
2011 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
91 points
Has added weight, intensity and dimensions compared to the village, more richness and elegance.
White
2011 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Comparable style to Les Referts but more floral expression, layered and fine.
Red
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
86 points
Fresh and mineral style, light and quite tannic, red cherries, hints at underripeness?
Red
2012 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Santenay Les Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Santenay
88 points
Again, quite tannic; red cherries, has decent but not really convincing matière; not really sure.
Red
2009 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
92 points
The grapes were 100% destemmed, vines high on the slope, lots of limestone. Very pure style, benefits from the ripe fruit to allow a firm structure, muscular and masculine, high quality oak, needs time. Drink 2017-2029.
Red
2009 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
91 points
30% whole-cluster. More feminine and fruit-driven than the Bressandes, good structure but not as powerful as the one before, floral and sunny, lovely flavours and length.
Red
2010 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
93 points
Has all the purity, energy and drive of 2010, great style and longevity, depth and balance. A real star.
Red
2011 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
90 points
Elegant and fresh, not the depth of 2009 or the energy of 2010, but open and forward, attractive and stylish.
Red
2009 Camille Giroud Côte de Beaune Villages France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Beaune Villages
87 points
Good wine, just a bit of heat, quite tannic right now, needs two years.
Red
2011 Camille Giroud Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
90 points
Good purity and typicity, nice Savigny sauvage, light and floral (even if 100% destemmed; it's the character of the vineyard, according to David Croix), attractive but a bit tight right now.
Red
2011 Camille Giroud Volnay 1er Cru Les Lurets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
92 points
Calm, elegant, silky, lovely fruit, good phenolic grip, hint of boudoir powder, very stylish and together.
Red
2006 Camille Giroud Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
91 points
Quite rustic, a bit rusty even, iron and red meat, impressive rather than charming, in an awkward phase.
Red
2007 Camille Giroud Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
90 points
Light and pleasing for Vaucrains but no lack of structure, the hint of dryness may be caused by a hint of TCA (but below the sensory threshold) (89); second bottle cleaner and fresher (90).
Red
2004 Camille Giroud Chapelle-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Really speaks right now and really speaks of Chambertin, good ripeness, complex and masculine, has generosity and is devoid of any greenness; grand vin, excellent right now.
Rosé
2013 Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé France, Provence, Bandol
92 points
Mouvèdre and Cinsault. Lovely meaty character, creamy yet fresh, extremely attractive, full and flavoursome.
Red
2011 J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage Silène France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
88 points
Lovely purity of fruit but with quite some minerality and a barnyardy touch too, good freshness and tannins.
Red
2010 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
92 points
Rich colour, deep and structured, an essence of Syrah, powerful but charming, red meat. Really beautiful Crozes, excellent QPR. I bought a case.
Red
2011 André Perret St. Joseph France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
89 points
Attractive, wears a little oaky make up, pure fruit but slightly on the light and dry side.
Red
2009 J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage Farconnet France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
90 points
Rich but tannic, very ripe fruit, slightly plummy, barnyard, alcoholic heat.
Red
2009 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Classique Ampodium France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
92 points
Not showing much of itself today, not easy to assess. Should be fantastic with time though.
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Red
2011 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Cuvée de la Reine des Bois France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Lirac
90 points
Rich colour and fruit, ripe and structured, tannic but should have the stuffing and balance to get there. Needs time.
Red
2007 Mas de Daumas Gassac France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
87 points
Tannic, drying, a bit anonymous. I'm not a fan.
Red
2011 Château d'Issan France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
88 points
There is some Margaux fragrance and charm, but the wine is dominated by rather drying tannins right now.
Red
2009 Château de Fonbel France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
90 points
Rich and ripe Merlot, balanced by freshness and ripe tannins, harmonious.
White
2009 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
90 points
Pure and precise style but in the contaxt of the ripe 2009 vintage. Well done - flawless.
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White
2009 Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Exemplary. Pure and clean, ripe fruit, hint of earth, subtle oak, savoury note, harmonious and fresh, elegant and stylish, floral and fragrant. A delicious wine to drink soon.
White
2007 Guffens-Heynen Pouilly-Fuissé 1er Tri France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Pouilly-Fuissé
92 points
Impressively rich, ripe fruit, hint of butter, has freshness, tension and length. Well developed, at peak.
Red
2006 Château Haut-Marbuzet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
88 points
Very evolved already, deep and meaty, tannic, a bit on the raw side.
Red
2009 Bodegas Valduero Ribera del Duero Reserva Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero
92 points
Eduardo Pelayo Sanchez' favourite. Impressive purity and richness, wonderful fruit, length and style, will develop beautifully.
Red
2004 Bodegas Valduero Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero
93 points
Still very primary with just a hint of evolution, powerful and tannic, perfectly integrated oak, deep and rich, mineral, fresh and long. Still has everything.
White
2011 Mas d'en Gil Priorat Coma Alta Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
91 points
Part stainless steel, part oak. Floral, fresh but warm, elegant and subtle.
White
2011 Mas d'en Gil Priorat Coma Blanca Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
92 points
Very limited production. Big and powerful, rich and creamy but fresh and beautifully balanced, pure, just a hint of back-end heat.
Red
2011 Mas d´en Gil Priorat Bellmunt Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
90 points
Lovely introduction to Priorat, lovely smell of slate, full but elegant, lovely phenolic grip, ripe fruit, good expression and drive.
Red
2009 Mas d'en Gil Priorat Coma Vella Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
92 points
Rich but elegant, sweet fruit but mineral, spices and slate, perfectly integrated oak, bright acidity.
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Red
2007 Mas d'en Gil Priorat Clos Fontà Spain, Catalunya, Priorat
93 points
Real old-vine creaminess, wonderful ripe fruit buffered by powerful but ripe tannins, slate, bright acidity, excellent length. Complete and beautiful.
Red - Fortified
2011 Quinta do Tedo Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
93 points
Extremely pure and young, the cleanest spirit, rich but elegant, long and floral, stellar fruit.
Red - Fortified
2011 Quinta do Tedo Porto Savedra Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
94 points
Field blend from the oldest vines in the Quinta. Harmonious, rich and tannic, great fruit, deep and velvety, not as clean or precise as the "normal" 2011, but richer and deeper.
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