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Flight 1 - Bubbles and a red warm up (5 notes)

White - Sparkling
2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne France, Champagne
92 points
Perfumed nose. Spices and yellow fruit. Violent effervescence initially, but it calms and becomes creamy with a soft and lingering mouthfeel. Complex with yellow apple, hints of citrus. Umami. Very long with whipped cream. Appears young and will last for quite a few years.
4 people found this helpful Comment
White - Sparkling
2008 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Extra Brut Œnophile Blanc de Blancs Non Dosé France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
90 points
Floral nose with some spices, cardboard and paper. A little soapy in the mouth. Full-bodied mousse but the fruit, which is mostly citrus, is perceived as slightly watery and thin. Young and fresh, will last.
White - Sparkling
2009 Foglino Asti Blanc de Noirs Brut Metodo Classico Italy, Piedmont, Asti
85 points
This one was strange. Smells pink and synthetic sweets. Brutal effervescence with bitter grapefruit and synthetic tones on the palate.
White - Sparkling
1998 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
97 points
Booom! Awesome!. The best Champagne I ever tasted! Round and sweet nose with yellow fruit and hints of malt. After a while dark chocolate and licorice. On the palate it has a dazzling acidity and length. Refreshing with green apples. I find malt, salt, shells and sea. Every time I smell and taste new things are discovered. Very complex and concentrated. In a very good place right now. Pure comfort.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sperss Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
93 points
Butter tones in the nose. Tobacco, almost salt. Leather and tar. Licorice. On the palate it is agricultural. I find fine spices, licorice and tar. Classical. Drinks nicely now. Silky soft structure. Elegant.

Flight 2 - Minivertical La Rioja Alta GR 904 (7 notes)

Red
2009 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
flawed
Corky
Red
2007 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
90 points
Oaky nose with dark fruit and hints of mint. Juicy, firm and fine dark red fruit on the palate.
Red
2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
91 points
Elegant. Dark, appealing fruit. Leather and tobacco. Fresh and cool. A nice wine. In a fine place right now. Was given some hours in a decanter before serving.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
flawed
Cork
Red
1992 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
92 points
Great bottle. Minty and youthful. Light red fruit. Reminds me of a cool Bordeaux. Fresh from the get go, but with air added I find hints of raisins and prunes. Delicious wine, which is at the top of its drinking window now.
Red
1985 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
90 points
Cola Colored. Sour and sweet, slender fruit. Agriculture. Some hints of structure. Lightly scented, and fine slim tones. Have probably peaked, and I think it's going down.
Red
2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
flawed
Corked

Flight 3 - Main Bulk Blind wines (12 notes)

White
2014 Weingut Keller Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
90 points
Tropical nose with sweet and fresh fruit. On the palate, it has high acidity with some diluted tropical fruit. The nose promises more than the palate holds.
White
2014 Adega da Cartuxa Pêra-Manca Branco Portugal, Alentejano, Alentejo, Évora
88 points
Confusing nose with hints of butter, lemon water, paper and after some time in the glass, some sweet fruit. On the palate there is some spice, hints of gasoline and little to none fruit. Food-friendly white wine made from a new and, to me, unknown grape.
Red
1982 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve USA, California, Napa Valley
93 points
Perfect bottle. Horse stables, tobacco, creme de cassis, blue fruit and light hints of iron and metal. Surprisingly fresh, with slender fruit. Streak of tobacco and snuff. Supersmud!
Red
2013 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
94 points
The nose has fresh, moist tobacco, blue fruit, something sweet, sour and floral. It is complex. Tight structure, while delicious fruit flavors penetrates the curtain of tannins. Complex and lovely wine that was perceived as surprisingly accessible now.
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Red
2013 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
94 points
Welcoming nose with raspberries, crushed dried strawberries, sweet cherry and umami. Mouth with lovely pinotspice. Elegant and slim fruit. Cherries and raspberries. Fresh and welcoming. Served slightly chilled, one could easily drink a bottle in 27 minutes.
White
2012 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
92 points
Nose with gunpowder and toasted barrels. Dissipates and nice chard tones evolves. Gives an elegant impression. Opulent palate. High viscosity. Salty and minerals. Some bitter grapefruit.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
2009 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
94 points
Faint tropical tones on the nose. Sublim and elegant without giving much. On the palate, it is surprisingly fruity, with sweet fruit, while it quite clearly announces both its grape variety and its origin. Still some minerals but wiith less pronounced oak than the previous wine.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2012 Porseleinberg Swartland South Africa, Coastal Region, Swartland
89 points
Steel and lead. Hung meat. Black olives and some salt. Eucalyptus and mint
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2013 Hendry Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
88 points
Dense and intense. What a powerhouse. High alcohol, butter. Much of everything. Experienced as too concentrated. Dense fruit and spicy
White - Off-dry
2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
92 points
Elegant and typical tropical tones. Great balanced with delightful and welcoming fruit. Tropical mix, mango and apricot. The fruit was a bit slimmer than expected in an Auslese.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2016 Hexamer Meddersheimer Altenberg Riesling Icewine Germany, Nahe
98 points
Very concentrated nose with intense fruit. High viscosity and extreme concentration in the mouth. Unbelievable length. Beautifully balanced. This is liquid sweets. Turns blue cheese into whipped cream in the mouth.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2015 Jackson-Triggs Vidal Icewine Proprietors' Reserve Niagara Peninsula VQA Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Peninsula VQA
92 points
Dark golden. Tropical fruit, partly noticeable alcohol. This is again very concentrated. Bitter and sweet is not completely balanced.
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