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Tasting Notes for Karl Kristian

(73 notes on 67 wines)

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Red - Fortified
11/5/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
84 points
Low acidity, low freshness, high vanilla tones, cream caramel. My colheitas shall be sweet, sharp, fresh and long, with a hint if maple syrup.
White
9/2/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
92 points
Golden, mature, minrality, ripe pinapple, white pepper, honey, balanced, good structure, fantastic drying mid and end, more minreality and some tropical fruit. Rising with air.
Red
2005 Château Franc Lartigue St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/13/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
88 points
Open, fruity, dark cherries. Nice fine tannins, good acidity, balanced. Nice and dry end. Young, but good with barbecue burger.
Rosé
5/11/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
92 points
Lys pluss, rødorange, klar.
Middels pluss nese. Moden rips og litt nesle, sukkertøy. Tydelig sødme.
Middels pluss anslag. Moden rips, frisk bringebær, hint av sitrus i den herlig tørre og lange avslutningen. Middels pluss syre som nydelig balanserer den store sødmen. Friskt inntrykk. Utrolig saftig. Får nesten en litt transparent følelse.
92 poeng
Dette må være den beste Il Mimo for meg noensinde. 2008 avvek fra normalen ved å gå mot schilcher. 2010 avviker med sødmen og transparens.
Red
2/12/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
87 points
Bottle variation. Young impression at first, fresh, nice tannins, balanced. Lots of roses on the nose. After some time a bit mest stock on the nose. I am starting to wonder if there is enough fruit for more years of life. Drink now.
White - Off-dry
2/5/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
92 points
Potentially exellent, as today too young with a bit raw sugar giving a bit unbalance. Fantastic aromas and good acidity. Wait 8 years with next.
White - Sparkling
2/5/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
92 points
Interesting and good match with soufflé with chevré and spinach. Not many who beat this on quality/price theese days.
White - Sparkling
2/5/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
89 points
As always perfect match with lightly smoked whale and sourcream.
Rosé - Sparkling
2/5/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
86 points
A bit too much mousse, a bit too big bubbles. Nice elegant fruit, good acidity, perfect dryness in the last part of the curve. Balanced. Good match with steamed flat fish, beurre blanc with very good acidity, green asparagues and wild rice.
Red
1/16/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
92 points
Wait 10 years.
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Red
2001 Château Sainte Anne Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/16/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
90 points
Perfect!
White
1/8/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
91 points
Pale yellow, clear.
Integrated wood, minerality, elegant yellow fruits. Medium palate, seamless, ripe fruit with a little sweetness. Yellow plums, orange. Medium pluss acidity. Long dry end with acidity and fruit. Complex, balanced, full, fruity and sour. Typical -08 ?
White - Sweet/Dessert
1988 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/8/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
92 points
Pale cognac colour, clear. On the nose caramel, dried fruits, apricot, pommerans, spices, very complex. Nedium palate, fresh, soursweet, dried fruits, pommerans, citrus, caramel. Medium sweet, very complex and balanced. Nice dryness in the very long end.
White - Sparkling
1/8/2011 - Karl Kristian wrote:
91 points
Very mineral, very fresh, perfect mousse, long, balanced and pure.
Red - Fortified
12/12/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
93 points
Very pale, red with brick. Clear. Creamy nose with blackcurrant, ripe cherries, chocolate, deep, complex. Medium + on the palate, balanced, concentrated, good medium sweetness, berries, maple cyrup, medium + acidity, medium tannins. Very, very long aftertaste with lots of playing acidity, sweetness from maply cyrup and berries. Some could complain it is a bit too close to a colheita, I love it.

Compared to my last -77 from magnum this is much like it on the noze, but the coulour and palate is on this much more elegant. The -77 is a fantastic beast, dark, thight, lots of everything, and will last for 100 years.
Red - Fortified
11/28/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
82 points
OK nose, but it has not the clearness and intencity, nor the power, to balance the sugary sweetness. A little hint of stock on the nose could indicate that this half bottle is over the top.
Red
11/14/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
94 points
Fantastic. Perfect Barbaresco on the masculine side. Deep, clear, dark fruit. Very good and ripe tannin. Balanced, long, bright and still young.
White - Off-dry
11/14/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
86 points
Complex, sweet, viscous, powerfull, but a bit on the heavy side. There are acidity, but not enough to balance the sweetness. Still many years to go, but will i gain by that?
Red
10/29/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
90 points
After 4 days in opened and tasted bottle with cork and air this opened for fantastic concentrated deep dark fruit, still lots of nice tough tannins. Very balanced and super elegant. Very young still, I expect a long good life of more than 20 years.
Red
7/1/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
82 points
More like a Cornas Granit 30 from V. Paris. Good wine, but not as a beaujolais. Wild berries, grained black pepper, good balance and structure.
Red
7/17/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
88 points
Need 2-3 hours breathing to gain style and darker fruit.
Red - Fortified
6/14/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
84 points
Alcohol to dominating. Bright, wonderful cherry fruit and sweetness. Still young.
Red
3/28/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
90 points
Still young. Floral, dark cherries. Thight. 3 hours breathing not enough.
Red
3/16/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
80 points
Unbalanced on the acidic and tannic side, not good alone. Very surprising. Some of it tastes woo tannins of worst type. Chickenroll with parmesan did help a lot, bur the rest of my bottles remain in the celler another year or two. Will it be better or grow only more to the acidic and tannic side.
Red
2/28/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
87 points
A bit more sweet fruit than normal.
Red
2/27/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
85 points
Open, lots of ripe concentrated strawberry fruit, good structure, balanced, lack of complexity. Drink from now and many years to come.
White - Off-dry
2/27/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
89 points
Mature. Need breathing two hours to release acidity enough. Balanced and a bit fat feeling. Tropic frukt. Petroleum. Balanced.
Red
2/27/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
84 points
Young, too tannic. Good with raindeer filet.
White - Off-dry
2/14/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
91 points
A fantastic wine, typical -96 acidity, but balanced by ripe fruit and petrolueum. Full mouth, very long. Sweetness as low as one could expect from a 14 year old auslese, but still very much there. A wine a bit on the fresh side. This was a magnum bottle kept at 8-10 deg C. Very good match with homemade chicken lever paté with green pepper, salvie and fried champignon.
Red
1/29/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
84 points
Red towards brick. Pale. Fantastic nose. Cherries and wild straberries. Liquorice and florality (wax). Complex. Very thight on the palate. Lot of fine grained tannin, concentrated cherries. Still young and very fresh. Nice dry end. Is it too tight, or still too young?
White
1/27/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
89 points
Starting to gain a little fat, but still sharp and fruity. Excellent.
Red
2001 Château Langoa Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/12/2010 - Karl Kristian wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red - Fortified
12/18/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
85 points
Medium nose. In mouth creamy dark red berries with a touch of vanilla. Good acidity. Dry end. No sign of the age. Maybe a bit sweet. A little bit plump. This was a 375ml bottle.
Rosé
6/9/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
86 points
Very good and fresh, tastes like a more structured Provence rosé.
Red
6/10/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
82 points
Nice nose of first blackberries, then ripe redberries. Fresh on the palate, a bit unbalanced to the acidic side, a bit short. Totally very clear, pure and fresh wine with nice nose. Drink now.
White - Sparkling
6/4/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
88 points
Dry for sure, pure, fresh, small nice bubbles, medium mousse. Very strict acid structure. Very champagne look-alike. Seafood, aperitif. A fantastic buy for this price in Norway, approx 16 Euro.
White
5/31/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
85 points
A strong taste of oak in this bottle that I did not find in the last two weeks ago. Oysters, mineral, yellow plum, nice acidity.
Rosé
5/17/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
88 points
A lot different than the last 10 vintages. The strawberry fruit is gone, only the redberries left. Blackcurrant leaves has come. It is a lot more towards the pure acidic side, very fresh. Still a very good wine, great with food. Hmmm... I miss the old style.
Red
5/9/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
87 points
Clear young fruity, balanced, tranparent. Very good wine starting to be ready, but still got 10 or more years left
Rosé
5/8/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
86 points
A bit more strict and acidic than usual. Smell a bit like a sauvignon blanc. Not the best Il Mimo we have had.
White - Sparkling
5/9/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
82 points
Not much to write home about. A very short champagnish start, then watery, minimal fruit, lack of acidity and a small bitterness in the end. Cheap yes, but probably too cheap.
Red
4/3/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
90 points
Very powerful for Barbera, lots of red ripe cherries with a nice sweetness, dry mouth and long tasty finish.
Rosé
3/12/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
85 points
Has lost acidity now. Still nice nose with strawberries. Flat taste.
White - Off-dry
3/12/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
85 points
Good petro and sweetness on the nose, a bit low acidity on the palate. Nice, but unbalanced to the sweet side.
White - Off-dry
2/17/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
95 points
Perfectly made wine, balance, fruit, sweetness, acidity. Fantastic now, but will probably last another 20 years or more
White - Off-dry
2/17/2009 - Karl Kristian wrote:
90 points
A bit too sweet at this time makes it a little unbalanced. Otherwise a fantastic wine.
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