Winespecials Wine Evening

Restaurant Waldhorn, Kirchheim, Germany

Tasted January 31, 2020 by NoTrollingerPlease with 63 views

Flight 1 (1 note)

White - Sparkling
2004 Pommery Champagne Cuvée Louise Brut France, Champagne
91 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Clear, pale golden color. Clean, deep, fruity nose. Very charming.
On the palate fine mousseux. Good pressure, very juicy, nice acidity. Very round and charming with a nice length. 90-91

Flight 2 (2 notes)

White - Sparkling
2009 Dom Pérignon Champagne France, Champagne
92 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Clear, pale golden color. Clean, medium intense, youthful nose with fine fruit some brioche. Quite similar to the 2008.
On the palate very balanced, fine mousseux, good pressure and tension, beautiful fruit, a bit rounder and softer than 2008, but also very good. Still young. 92-93+
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White - Sparkling
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne France, Champagne
94 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Clear, pale golden color. Clean, medium intense, youthful nose with fine fruit, some brioche elegant. Quite like the 2009.
On the palate 2009 on steroids. More pressure and tension, deeper and more juicy. Still very young, but already drinking very nicely. Long and fine finish. 93-94++
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Flight 3 (2 notes)

White
2016 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Riesling Terrassen Kamptal Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal
90 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, pale golden yellow color. Clean, pleasant nose, deep, smoky and dense. On the palate juicy, quite racy acidity, nice mineral core, some bitter orange notes. Good length. Still young, potential of at least 5+ years. Good PQR. 89-90
White
2016 Weingut Willi Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Berg-Vogelsang Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal
87 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, pale golden yellow color. Clean nose, a bit freaky/funky, some vegetables, white pepper.
On the palate medium acidity, quite lean, cool, vegetable notes, round, medium length. Still young. 86-88

Flight 4 (1 note)

White
2013 F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Dürnsteiner Kellerberg Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
93 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured, from Magnum. Do not serve this wine too cold. It needs at least 11-12 degrees to fully unfold its flavours.
Clear, medium golden color. Clean, medium+ intense nose with clean botrytis, ripe pineapple and apricot, honey, mineral core. Needs air and temperature to unfold.
On the palate dry, medium+ acidity, 13,5% abv, well integrated. Lots of power, pressure, wonderful mineral core, botrytis, ripe yellow stone fruit. Also some “band aid” notes. Very long. Still young, needs 2-3+ years. 93-94+

Flight 5 (1 note)

Red
2016 Daniel Twardowski Pinot Noix Ardoise Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
90 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, medium ruby color. Clean nose, easily identifiable as a German Pinot. Deep and dense, lots of strawberries, herbs, but also some annoying vanilla toasting notes.
On the palate clean fruit, lots of strawberries, cool, herbaceous, nice balance. But the oak is also not (yet) well integrated, so we have a lot of vanilla notes in this wine. Certainly well made, but not my cup of tea. 89-91

Flight 6 (2 notes)

Red
2007 Clos du Marquis France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
88 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, deep ruby color. Clean, medium intense nose with some fine, dark fruit, some green pepper.
On the palate some good tension, green, unripe notes, medium(-) body. Drinks well, but nothing really exiting here. 88
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Red
2007 Château La Croix St. Georges France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
90 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, deep ruby color. Clean, medium intense nose, quite spicy, some brett. On the palate creamy, dense, very juicy, silky texture, nice acidity, depth, herbaceous. Good length. 89-90

Flight 7 (2 notes)

Red
1992 Château Latour Grand Vin France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
90 points
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, medium deep ruby with tawny rim. Clean, classic Medoc nose, some fine tobacco, leather, but also green pepper. Deep and dense.
On the palate a bit rough, good pressure. Herbs, some juicy red fruit, but also harsh, green notes from stems. Acidity a bit sharp and unbalanced. Drink now – 10 years, but I doubt, that it gets any better. 90-91
Red
1983 Château Ausone France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Clear, medium ruby with tawny rim. Clean, some sweet-sour notes. On the palate some black tea, still elegant and balanced, but this bottle was certainly past peak. No rating. 85-87
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Flight 8 (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
1959 Château d'Arche-Lafaurie France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
Glass: Gabriel Standard
Popped and poured. Perfect cork and fill level. Maybe we should have decanted the wine? Clear, pale amber color. Nose not really clean, some cellar mold, botrytis, volatile acidity.
On the palate a bit better, bitter notes from botrytis, acidity a bit unbalanced, spicy. Lacks depth and tension. Drinkable, but without fun. Past peak. 82-84
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