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1999 Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Syrah Blend, Syrah
12/24/2021 - PeterMole wrote:
Last bottle. What a great wine. And then I learned just before the last bit of the bottle that Eloi Dürrbach passed away recently. I learned from Eric Sauter how Eloi Dürrbach started the Domaine in the 70's. You can find the story on the internet. I attended a vertical tasting - in 1994, with the wines from 1983 to 1993- in the Amstel Hotel in A'dam organised by Sauter and Eloï Durbach was present,. He had no problem admitting 1984 and 1987 were not great because of too much rain. I have had all the wines from 1993 to 2010 in my cellar; a total of 67 bottle remaining, including 2 bottles of the great 1995. Not true actually, because 2003 has not been released because the year did not live up to Eloï Dürbach's standards.
  • PeterMole commented:

    12/25/21, 1:12 AM - Of course 2002 has not been released.

2009 Weingut Prinz von Hessen Riesling Dachsfilet Rheingau
6/7/2012 - kuumies wrote:
Lots of still bubbles in this pale wine. Restrained, really fresh nose of citrus, quinine (perhaps the reason why this had worked well as a substitute for jenever?) and minerals. Rich and mouthfilling with strong acidity. Really really high concentration with quite ripe fruit. avp actually summarized the flavor profile nicely, although instead of almond I find this to be quite leesy. The finish is long, but the 13 % alcohol feels a bit there. This is easily one of the more concentrated dry Rieslings I've had. While not nearly as austere/brutal as Mosel trockens can be at their worst, I don't think this is in a very good place at the moment. I was hesitant about popping this and rightfully so: this could really use several years sideways. There is a lot of stuffing, high quality stuffing, but the wine is not in a perfect harmony. After a sip I don't feel like I want to have another one very quickly, which pretty much sums it up. I love the label, though.
  • PeterMole commented:

    5/21/15, 4:04 AM - Ah the quinine, could be. I will try one now, 3 years later (got 10 left).

2009 Domaine de Trévallon Vin de Pays des Alpilles Red Blend
4/4/2013 - @VisserMartijn wrote:
87 points
APPEARANCE: clear; medium ruby; medium legs & tears
NOSE: clean; medium+ intensity; flavour characteristics: dark fruits (black cherry, blackberry), red fruits (red cherry, strawberry), herbs, spices; developing
PALATE: dry; high acidity; full body; high tannin; medium alcohol; long finish; medium+ flavour intensity; flavour characteristics: as per nose: dark fruits (black cherry, blackberry), red fruits (red cherry, strawberry), herbs
READINESS FOR DRINKING: Can drink now but has potential for further aging
FURTHER REMARKS: nice wine to drink, fruits and herbs dominate, lacks a bit complexity. Will this improve with age?
  • PeterMole commented:

    4/5/13, 3:39 PM - You bet it will. I do not drink Trevallon before the age of 10, even the weaker vintages. And then decant long before....24 hours? You may think I am kidding; I am not, try it. I just had a bottle of 1997; can be kept for another 10 years.

  • PeterMole commented:

    4/6/13, 3:04 AM - Hi VisserMartijn, go to for tasting notes of Eloi Durbach, the viticulteur, himself and his team. But not for the 2009: too young. Look for instance at 1995, 1997 and 1999.

2009 Domaine de l'Oratoire St Martin Cairanne Haut-Coustias Red Rhone Blend
12/25/2012 - Tareyton Does not like this wine:
80 points
bland, water downed tasted like a mass produced wine.
  • PeterMole commented:

    4/1/13, 9:05 AM - wait 5 years!

2011 Domaine de l'Hortus Vin de Pays du Val Montferrand Bergerie de l'Hortus Classique White Blend
10/18/2012 - Fat cat wrote:
89 points
OK, so 90 is perhaps a bit toppy but this is offers great PQR. If you want to impress a crowd this is a cost effective way of doing it.
  • PeterMole commented:

    12/14/12, 2:24 PM - I agree!!!

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