UWS; A mixed set of wines

@ JB

Tasted June 21, 2019 by Zweder with 50 views

Introduction

There is no theme. Every participant brings one or two bottles fully blind. The wines are split up in whites, reds and sweet wines (if those are brought). No other information. The idea is to go from light bodied and/or old to full bodied and/or young. So randomly someone tells he/she wants to start with the first wine. Then the rest follows when he/she thinks it is a proper moment to pour a wine you brought. And surprisingly enough this system works quite well in most cases. There are no flights. We taste the wines one at a time.

Flight 1 (18 notes)

White - Sparkling
2008 Bernard Brémont Champagne Grand Cru Brut Millésimé France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
91 points
Some brioche and slightly nutty flavors in the bouquet. On the palate brioche, crustacean and good acidity. Beautiful and complex wine.
White
2016 Le Clos du Caillou Côtes du Rhône Blanc France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
89 points
Flowers and candy flavors in the bouquet. On the palate white fruits, green apples, herbs and aromatic flavors. Good acidity. Nice wine.
White
2016 Domaine Arretxea Irouléguy Hegoxuri France, Southwest France, Pays Basque, Irouléguy
88 points
In the bouquet some rustic impressions as well as white fruits. On the palate a dry, slightly oxidized style of wine. Good acidity and length and some ok bitterness in the finish.
White
2009 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling trocken Germany, Nahe
90 points
Some petrol, minerals, peach, nicely dry and good acidity and length. No more notes, but a beautiful wine.
White
2013 Janotsbos Chassagne-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
92 points
Beautiful citrus, vanilla and a pleasant touch of oak in the bouquet. On the palate smoke, minerals, oak, flint stone, citrus and good, fresh acidity. Beautiful wine.
White
2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
92 points
In the bouquet limestone minerals, green apples and citrus. On the palate the same impressions, marzipan, good acidity and a firm amount of bitterness. Beautiful and complex wine.
White
2013 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
93 points
In the bouquet powerful yellow fruits and also refined. On the palate a lot of sweetness, some pleasant oak, full bodied, a bit fat, good acidity and length. A beautiful Northern Rhone wine. 92 - 93
Red
2005 Château Moulin Favre Morgon Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon
Interesting and mature bouquet with rustic flavors, earth, autumn, chocolate and coffee. Same on the palate. No score.
Red
2004 Seña Chile, Aconcagua Valley
93 points
Cassis, ripe blackberries and some menthol in the bouquet. On the palate dark berries, sweet spices, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, lead pencil, good acidity and some pleasant sweetness. Round tannin with still a pleasant bite. Beautiful wine. 92 - 93
Red
2010 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
93 points
Dark berries like blackberries, cherries, chocolate, good acidity and bitterness as well as a firm amount of round tannin. Although a treat already it will probably improve with 5+ years of ageing. 92 – 93+
Red
2005 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
92 points
Concentrated dark berries like blackberries and also some bell pepper in the bouquet. Same on the palate, cherries as well. Good acidity and round tannin with still a firm bite. Overall a firm and still youthful wine with a good length and future. Another 5 years of cellaring will do no harm.
Red
2006 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
93 points
Beautiful bouquet with rustic flavors, autumn forest and pleasant oak. On the palate red and dark berries, bell pepper, still youthful and sticky tannin. Also some chocolate in the finish. Good freshness and tasty wine with still a long future ahead.2030+?
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Red
2005 Montaribaldi Barbaresco Ricü Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
In the bouquet chocolate. On the palate red berries, chocolate and ok acidity. Quite mature and we wondered if the wine was a 100% fresh. No score.
Red
2015 Weingut Giefing Cuvée Cardinal Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland
88 points
In the bouquet red and dark berries as well as yoghurt impressions. On the palate vanilla and a bit lactic as well. Juicy and round, very soft tannin. Some medicine impressions as well.
Red
2005 Ojai Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
92 points
Beautiful bouquet with dark berries and eucalyptus. On the palate chocolate and dark berries, sweet spices like cinnamon and soft, round tannin. Completely ready now and a great pleasure.
Red
2012 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo de Borja Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja
91 points
Still fruit yoghurt in the bouquet. Also vanilla, caramel, brown spiced biscuit and sweet chocolate. On the palate dark berries, a lot of herbs and spices, good acidity and round tannin. The alcohol shows a bit.
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Red
2010 Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro Italy, Umbria, Montefalco, Sagrantino di Montefalco
93 points
Chocolate and coffee in the bouquet. On the palate a concentrated wine with dark berries like blackberries and sweet spices, good acidity and slightly drying and sticky tannin. Good length and certainly a future of another 5 - 8+ years, but a treat already. 92 - 93+
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Red
2010 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
94 points
The bouquet is a bit rustic with autumn forest and stable smells. On the palate red and dark berries, chocolate, espresso, good acidity and sticky, slightly drying tannin. Beautiful, elegant and complex wine with a long future.
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