Tasting Notes for JohanPe

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Red
10/12/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
Consistent with previous note, haven't moved an inch.
Red
10/12/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
88 points
From Magnum. Dusty look. Perfumed and outgoing nose. Wild berries with a sweet note to it, almost like a strawberry soup kind of note, jammy. Liquorice, salvia and lingonberry like acidity. Solid structure, marked tannins, slightly drying. Decent performance but quite different from last bottle.
White
10/12/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Great nose, lifted and energetic with a distinct promise of high level acidity on the palate. Lemon peel, lemon juice, sea spray, sea breeze, light stones, grass and green apples. Young citrus like acidity, racing and young. I like this, lots of potential.
White
10/12/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Clearly moved quite a lot since last tasting. Starts off a little shy but after 15 minutes in the glass and closer to 15 degrees it opens up beautifully with yellow stone fruit, white and yellow tropical fruit, baked lemon, baked yellow apples, crushed rocks, almonds. Rich and full. The acidity that striked me as sharp and feisty 3 years ago are much more polished and in perfect balance. For my taste this drinks pretty much spot on now and the coming years.
White
9/29/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
94 points
Creamy and smooth. Baked apples and lemon. Almond icing,physalis, butter, almonds. Refined with majestic elegance. Can't find a single flaw in this wine. Smooth with balanced acidity, pretty polished considering the vintage and youth. Medium long aftertaste. Drinks amazing already with more to come.
Red
10/5/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Similar impression as last time, perhaps some early maturity in this bottle. Excellent.
Red
10/5/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
93 points
Stéphane Othéguy makes wines with huge personality from small parcels in central Côte-Rôtie. Rozier contains vines of Syrah (in this case Sérine) planted 2002-2003. No or very little destemming, 3 weeks maceration and 13 month in old 228 l Bourgogne barrels. Overall very minimalistic winemaking.
The nose sets the tone straight away, can't recall I've come across a similar expression ever. Super perfumed and a bit all over the place but settles down and becomes more balanced after 10 minutes in the glass. Decanted an hour prior to that. Deep notes of dark berries, sweet and lush. Blackberry, plums and conserved black cherries. Iron, dark coffee beans, earth, new leather, dates, muscovado sugar, tobacco, charcuteries, smoke, moist leaves and much more. Bottomless, you could spit notes for hours if you wanted to. There is a sweet note that really stand out that I can't really pin down, unique and probably in the acquired taste-category.
The palate has a powerful structure with young feisty tannins and good acidity. The full profiled fruit creates balance. The first minutes with the wine makes me think this is too much, too intense, too wound up. But with time in the glass the elegance and complexity starts to show and everything makes sense. There's a seriously good craftsmanship behind this, considering the relatively young vines it's very impressive. Long aftertaste.
Of course very young but drinks fairly well already. Intriguing wine to say the least.
Beer
10/5/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
No notes, classic and excellent.
Red
9/29/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Shy at decant. Striked me as very sensitive to temperature and performed much better above 15 degrees than under. The nose is full and very lush, super smooth. Dark fruit, cassis, blackberry, plums. Closer to room temperature a lot more stemmy with black currant profile. Violets, moist forest floor, moist leaves, leather, dried herbs such as rosemary, coffee beans. No destemming which is crazy considering how elegant and smooth this wine is. Feels extremely well made. The structure is overall medium and not to overwhelming, the wine keeps developing and shifting character during the night, my guess is it got loads of more to give with 5+ years in the cellar. Intriguing wine.
Red
9/29/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
94 points
Followed from decant and 12 degrees. Nose pops out of the glass right from the start with lush dark berries such as blackberry, forest berry and blueberry. Salvia, smoke, menthol, smoked meat, charcuteries, bacon, earth, liquorice, pepper and lots more. You can sense the whole cluster-winemaking but it's nicely integrated and simply adds complexity and austerity. I'm frankly quite surprised how ready this feels since tasting the '17 a couple of weeks ago, a wine that for me was nowhere near ready.
High quality tannins, balanced acidity. Long aftertaste. Really impressive and totally helps me to understand the fuss and comparisons to northern Rhône. This wine can go a lot longer, of course, but drinks SO well already.
White
9/22/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
87 points
100% Roussanne. No in depth notes. Dense and full, golden yellow. Lots of honey. Also tropical fruits of various kind, banana even. The fruit is thick and pronounced, drives the wine. Almonds, almond icing, saffron. The alcohol comes through on the palate. Modest acidity. Could be that cellar time will knit this wine together but for now I find it to be unbalanced.
Red
9/22/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
89 points
40-80 year old vines from southern Brouilly. Whole bunches, 15 days maceration and aged for 8 months on 10-15 year old oak. Slightly reductive at opening but almost everything goes away after 30 minutes in the decanter. Dark fruit like blackberry and plums, dates, lots of crunchy minerality, rocks, smoke. I could easily place this in Loire or even Northern Rhône. Drinks like a charm, very lightweight and ethereal with a sweet component to it. Not so sure that I like that actually. Reminds me of a blackberry candy that is common here in Sweden...
Good gripping acidity. Lots to like here and for a little more than €20 it's good value for sure. The only drawback is the sweet artificial note that pops up from time to time, possibly that's just me so...
Red
9/13/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
Great showing again from this '16 from Rinaldi. Pretty much the same impression as last bottle, will need 3-5 years to show development if that's what you're looking for. Drinks excellent already with dark fruit, iron, earth, gravel, dried herbs and liquorice. Deep and kind of raw in structure and at the same time with a refreshing lift that makes you lift up the glass almost immediately after putting it down. Really like the quality of the tannins. Of course impeccably made and for me a near perfect interpretation of Freisa.
Red
9/15/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
Haven't moved significantly since last note. Great.
Red
9/13/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
93 points
Very shy at pour but after an hour in the decanter it's starting to show some tricks. With rising temperature it really starts to impress. Dark fruit like blackberry and black cherries. Dried herbs like rosemary and salvia. Liquorice, white pepper, lots of rocks (granite I guess), puff of smoke of fine tobacco, salted charcuteries. Deep and pronounced with plenty of power and huge potential. I'm surprised of how drinkable it is already, the tannins are there but feels mature and operates smoothly all the way to the finish. The pepper pays a final visit in the aftertaste and completes a nice punch. High quality, highly recommended.
White
9/6/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
No in depth notes. Super transparent in the glass, ethereal look. The fruit is of light texture, very elegant and refined. Orange, dried apricots, cloudberry, menthol, tea, caramel, walnuts, various herbs, orange chocolate and so on. Complex and intriguing nose.
High quality acidity resembling of a white wine. Great fruit. Lingering aftertaste. Very good with loads of potential to grow.
Red
9/7/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
88 points
Dark cherries with blue strokes, dried herbs, liquorice, iron. Good structure with solid acidity and fine energetic tannins. Charmingly grumpy but also very drinkable served on the colder side of 15 degrees. Superb with food. At around €10 nothing but a steal.
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Red
9/6/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
Dark and dense with slightly warm fruit, mostly tertiary notes. Leather, moist leaves and balsamico. Not as fresh as the producers wines normally are upon release. The palate is warm, peppery and with a distinct note of alcohol, especially in the aftertaste. I'm surprised and considering earlier notes I'm leaning towards a bad bottle. Had the '14 Villero a couple of months ago a that was spot on with bright fruit and ethereal presence.
White
8/31/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
94 points
Superb showing again from the '12 Mâcon Chaintre. Early maturity with a smoother palate and deeper fruit. Gorgeous citrus fruit, toasted nuts, green melon, lime, smoky minerality, rocks and grass. Full and generous, intense and deep. A honey like, oily texture that has both lift and weight. Complex and pretty much complete if you ask me apart from further maturity, if that's what you're looking for. Still tons of energy left, even racy. With rising temperature it becomes heavier and a bit more toned down, still brilliant but best on the colder side of 12 degrees imo. Serious and long aftertaste. Valette never ever disappoints.
Red
8/31/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
Growing up nicely. Still funky and dirty with notes of farm yard lurking in the background but not as feisty as in its youth. Lovely generous nose of dark cherries, dried herbs, blackberry, dark tea and spice. Still lots of life left with prominent and energetic acidity but clearly smoother than last tasting. Really a great effort and I would love to have more of this in the cellar. Drinks superbly the coming years.
Red
8/25/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
89 points
No in depth notes. Energetic with lovely fruit and marked tannins. At €10 the qpr is excellent.
Red
8/11/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
93 points
Haven't moved noticeably since two years ago. Showed great, no rush.
Red
8/10/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
86 points
No in depth notes. Good fruit like raspberries and blackberries. Liquorice and dried herbs. Sadly the fruit is too sweet for my taste, almost resembles new oak but told that's not the case so. Drying tannins with good resistance. Hints of spice and stems. A bit all over the place at this point.
White
8/10/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
88 points
No in depth notes. Sharp lemon, salty, rocks, kind of maritime in style. Very young with feisty acidity and overall tightness. Potential.
White
8/10/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
95 points
Starting to shine. Deep yellow. Oily look. Majestic notes of lemon, honey, old oak, flowers and tropical fruits. Still solid structure with high acidity and very long aftertaste. Such power and grace. Drinking windows starts now imo. Different class.
White
8/10/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
Sunkissed citrus fruits, smooth lime, honey, rocky minerality and a elegant puff of smoke. Pure and extremely well made. Youthful palate with distinct acidity, full flavors and long aftertaste. So flawless it becomes a flaw, lacks some excitement and complexity. Lots of life left in this wine so that could possibly change.
Red
8/1/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
Great Freisa with deep fruit and solid structure. Small quantities of this label, worth to seek out.
Red
8/6/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Traditional, rustic and solid. Oh, and very young! Dark cherries, rosehip, paint box, dried herbs, menthol, leather, tar, packed with ethereal power and grip. Nail polish and mint. A lot is already there in the nose but also unrevealed and slightly tight.
The palate strikes me as even younger, doesn't really come out during the whole evening. No surprise really as this was opened mostly out of curiosity than anything else. Top quality tannins. Everything is there for future brilliance, you just have to wait 10-20 years...
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White
8/6/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
Consistent with previous notes.
Red
8/6/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
88 points
Consistent with previous notes.
Red
7/29/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Forceberry's note from 5 years ago is still very much spot on. A tiny bit more mature but has hold up surprisingly well. I really dig this wine and I'm usually not that psyched about too much brett and/or farm yard notes, for me it's so beautifully balanced in this wine and only contributes to the overall experience. The wines from Cavarodes can be unreliable but when they are game its top end stuff in its genre.
White
7/29/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
The nose is packed with tropical fruits of various kind. Rocks. Smooth citrus. Pretty oily and dense on the palate, nicely balanced sweetness. If you've tried and liked earlier vintages this won't disappoint.
Red
7/19/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
No in depth notes. Lovely fruit on the nose, dark berries and packed with crushed stones, mineral and crisp. Herb branches through the palate together with solid tannin structure and distinct acidity. Intriguing wine.
Red
7/28/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
Lots of wild red berries, covered by a layer of mature sour cherries. Undergrowth and earth. Rocks, dried herbs and edgy stones. The nose is deep and energetic. The palate gives high blood orange and grape acidity, ethereal but powerful, nice bite to it. Perfect level of Italian grumpiness. High quality Grignolino by one of the best interpreter of the variety. Recommended.
Red
7/28/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
No in depth notes. Fresh with good acidity, spicy, smoky and with lovely fruit.
White
7/28/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
93 points
Slightly more polished and with rounder edges. Still a powerhouse. High quality and much more to come.
White
7/28/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Performs superbly the first 30 minutes with various citrus fruit sensations, smoky minerality and lots of crushed stones. Balanced acidity. Drinks superb already. With rising temperature more herbaceous and not as good.
Red
7/28/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
93 points
Consistent with previous note.
White
7/12/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
88 points
Citrus fruits, grass, grape fruit, apples, green melon and a distinct note of yeast. The yeast becomes a bit disturbing actually and this is not the crisp super sharp expression of Chenin I usually love from this producer. I've mostly had the MESS which is harvested last so that could be a factor, of course. Good backbone of acidity. Goes without saying this is very young at this point.
Red
7/12/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
89 points
Last bottle of the '12 Buntsandstein and while holding up ok its definitely fading and is, if not a shadow of its first performance so not that far away. Still those wild berries, still very herbaceous and still with elegant notes of oak. Heavier and denser than in its youth and not as fun to drink imo. I would drink this asap if I had any more bottles in my cellar.
Red
7/6/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
No in depth notes. Full profile. Dense fruit, smooth oak and alcohol coming through on the palate. Simply not my preferred style of wine anymore, or at least right now.
Red
7/2/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
91 points
No in depth notes. Generous nose of mature cherries and other various sun kissed red berries. Rosehip, leather and paint box. Good acidity and fairly round and "mature" tannins, drinks very well already. A touch of liquorice and menthol in the aftertaste. Could of course benefit from cellar time but imo this is perfect for early consumption. Recommended.
Red
7/1/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
89 points
Similar impression as last bottle 3 years ago. A tiny bit more polished structure wise but the same typical cf characteristics with green pepper and black currant fruit. Probably near its peak now but will hold for a few more years.
Red
6/22/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
88 points
No in depth notes. Mature look with brown strokes and rusty edges. The nose consists mostly of tertiary notes and almost no fruit. Balsamico, leather, earth, stable moist leaves. Decent acidity but the overall impression is that it feels much older than a '10. Pronounced and dry tannins. For me this bottle was more interesting than genuinely enjoyable. Either a less good bottle or its simply me having a hard time with the style.
White
6/22/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
92 points
Citrus in various shapes and forms; peel, juice, fruit and sorbet. Chrystal clear and vibrant, good acidity and long aftertaste. Limestone minerality. Pure and direct on the palate. Huge potential.
Red
6/22/2019 - JohanPe wrote:
90 points
Deep nose of mature dark berries, violets, dark stones, herbs. Sandy fine tannins, a bit developed on the palate with mature fruit and round acidity. Drinks well. First time for me but according to a friend this bottle was a bit further developed than previous bottles. High quality Beaujolais, as always from this producer.
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