Tasting Notes for hennlund

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2005 Château La Louvière Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/14/2013 - hennlund wrote:
Very typical bordeaux nose and taste, nice medium full body and good mouth feel. Quite long, dry finish. Good value.
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Red
Deep red. Lovely, concentrated aromas of dark fruit/blackberries, pepper, minerals and earth. Full, yet juicy mouth feel, excellent acids, moderate tannins and long finish. Excellent wine, and one of the few occasions that I have been impressed by a Syrah. Drunk with entrecote of deer from the charcoal grill.
Red
5/1/2013 - hennlund wrote:
One and a half year since the last bottle. I wrote then that I wondered if it had reached it's peak. Now I'm not so sure. This time I experienced it as a very elegant wine. It opened up quite a bit after a couple of hours in the decanter, aromas are flowery, rosy, some tar, earth etc, but not overwhelming. Quite smooth mouth feel, good acids, obvious but balanced tannins. The food was a (fore)leg og lamb that had been on the charcoal grill at los heat for six hours. It was lovely, and the match was great. Meat and wine enhanced each other.
Two more bottles left. Should I leave them alone for a while, just to see what happens?
Red
4/8/2013 - hennlund wrote:
Compared to the 2001 drunk a few days before, this has much more in it and better potential, I think. Lovely Nebiolo aromas, quite full bodied and well structured with tannins that make themselves felt.
Red
4/5/2013 - hennlund wrote:
If this bottle was representative, the wine seems to have been moving downhill. All aromas were present as before, but the fruit was a bit on the dried out side. A bit disappointing
Red
2004 Château Mercier Cuvée Prestige Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/9/2013 - hennlund wrote:
With some age, it's obvious that the Prestige is better than the std cuvee from Mercier.
Red
12/31/2012 - hennlund wrote:
First time I have tasted a Barolo this mature. Light brick red colour. Lovely aromas of mature Nebbiolo, not opulent but growing in complexity during the evening. Elegant rather than full mouth feel and still good acids. Still obvious tannins, but not dominating. Had it with capercaille hen from the charcoal grill. An old bird with strong taste, but the elegant wine just seemed to float atop the meat. Great!
Red
2004 Château Mercier Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/17/2012 - hennlund wrote:
A few weeks after drinking, I remember it as having developed nicely. Still fresh and a typical Bordeaux taste, if not terribly complex. The rough tannins are softening.
Red
12/28/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Drynk with capercaille - legs that had been cooked in wine. Powerful win that matches the tasty meat well, but I have been more impressed with previous vintages.
White
11/17/2012 - hennlund wrote:
A few weeks after drinking, what I remember is a brilliant, well concentrated Riesling. Has kept well.
Red
11/3/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Written several weeks after drinking. Has improved a lot since last taste. Much of the green-ness is gone and it has developed a deeper complexity
Red
10/21/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Not too impressed. Nice and rich, but too warm
Red
11/11/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Written several weeks later. Earthy notes of dark berries, velvety touch and mouth feel. Drunk with black grouse. Good match with the meat alone, but lacks the structure needed to match the sauce etc
Red
Again a very rich and almost voluptuous Barbera, with good complexity and structure. Drunk this time with a simple meal of pasta with truffle.
White
9/30/2012 - hennlund wrote:
First taste of this wine. Allready quite a bit of petrol on the nose, in addition to the minerals and citrus. Only medium concentration, good acids, medium length. Better with food (baked wild salmon), than on it's own. Not quite up to what I had expected or hoped for, I believe.
Red
2001 Château Sainte Anne Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/24/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Written three weeks after drinking. Two years since last bottle. The wine has developed well. Complex nose, dark mature fruits, spices, meat. Lovely, full round and smooth mouth feel. Glad I still have a handfull of bottles.
Red
8/15/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Nice wine, much softer than I would have believed, good aromas, nothing especially complex. OK mouthfeel. Nothing I will remember long.
White
7/4/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Written 6 weeks after drinking. The last of these bottles, and comparing to my previous notes it gave a much more positive impression. Complex and mature notes on the nose, lots of fruit and minerals and some petrol - but not so much as to be unpleasant. Great acids ond full mouth feel, and long finish. With grilse from the grill. Excellent.
White - Sweet/Dessert
7/29/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Withheld to begin with, Opens up with honey, nuts and almonds, after a while a distinct note of oranges. Thick, viscous and sweet, bitter orange marmalade, but with an intense acidity that tickles the palate. Lasts for a long time. With strawberries and cream. Lovely.
White - Sparkling
7/24/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Frist taste of champagne of this calibre. Light golden, slight mousse. Rather subtle nose, withheld but very delicate - bread and yesty notes, butter and honey and a dash of citrus. Lovely mouth feel, creamy stuff that tickles the palate, very complex. The tastes aren't overwhelming, but contains several layers and is well concentrated.
White
6/29/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Note from memory 2-3 weeks later. Lovely Reisling, more mature notes now than last time. Citrus, minerals, some petrol, rich in the mouth, not quite the brilliant acids I remember - which may be the extra maturity or just me. With freshly caught grilse done slowly in the pan.
White
7/4/2012 - hennlund wrote:
The fourth and last of theese bottles. Tao years of maturation sine last time have given Even more complexity. Vert dark yellow, nose of tropical fruits, honey, minerals, nuts, rich and full n the mouth with tastes that folklorist the nose. Great concentration and long lasting.
White
6/29/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Lovely maturing aromas. Tropical fruits, honey, minerals. Delikate mouth feel, miss some concentration, perhaps. Moderate acids.
Red
6/10/2012 - hennlund wrote:
In 2009 I wrote that I wanted to put aside a few. Didn't succeed - they were too good. But today a surviving, forgotten bottle surfaced in a corner of the cellar! So, how is a 4 year old Dolcetto? It's serious! Mature notes on the nose - dark cherries, earth, minerals, old wood, minerals. It just smells Roagna! Lovely, juicy mouth feel, still brilliant acids and a serious structured finish. I think it could have developed for several years still.
Red
1998 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
First time in several years I have drunk a Musar, and the first time ever I have had one this mature, so I didn't quite know what to expect. All in all, the best word to use is "elegant". The nose drew my thoughts more in the direction of a refined Barbaresco than anything else - a complex mix of flowers, earth, spices and minerals. Medium full, juicy body, balanced acids and smooth tannins. Good match with a young black grouse from the grill.
This was from a magnum, and drunk over two days. It was even better on day two and had opened up more.
Red
6/2/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Lovely, mature barbera. Dark, ripe berries on the nose with an obvious earthy component. Juicy on the palate with great fruit, good acids and well rounded finish. Drunk with grilled black grouse. Unusual, but great match!
Red
5/28/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Surprisingy accessible. Elegant, floral nose, not too overwhelming, good fruit and mouth feel, not as big as some of the (few) other PdB Riservas I have tasted, tannins still has lots of punch and the finish stays on for quite a while.
Red
5/28/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Lots of blackcurrant on the nose in this SA bordeaux blend, with some peppery stuff that reveals it's CF domination, a hint of greenness that I don't like that much but on a "velvety" background that is quite pleasing. All in all I like the aromas, and in the mouth it fills the quite well, ok acids, juicy and fruity enough, but the over all image is somewhat ruined for me by that warm, burned fruit that I more often than not seem to find in SA wines. Tannins are there but not all that challenging. Quite long finish. If it hadn't been for that burned taste I would buy again.
Red
5/25/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Elegant Barolo. Not very open oin the nose at the moment, but what is there is very typical. Good fruit and structure, tannins and finish are robust and more pronounced than you might expect frm the forst impression. Good with filet and carre of lamb from the grill, servedwitha mushroom risotto - the food levels out the tannins of the wine.
Red
5/23/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Quite typical amarone nose, dark berries, raisins etc, and not overdone. Not too heavy in body and with some freshness. A style of amarone I can like.
White - Sparkling
5/12/2012 - hennlund wrote:
New vintage for me of this lovely sekt. Very dark yellow in colour, and the nose is quite intruiging. Slightly different from what the previous vintages I have tasted, there are lots of typical mature Riesling notes there, as citrus, flower and minerals, but it is buttery as a white Burgundy. That continues into the palate - lovely, full mouth feel, rich, still fresh and lovely acids, and a fat buttery taste. Wehad it with side og goat kid that had been steamed and grilled, and that was a great match.
Red
Clean, cool fruit on the nose, typical CF with blackcurrant, a hint of pepper and dark red berries, Lovely concentration. Fills the mouth well, taste is what the nose promises with some spices added. Tough tannins and long finish. A laster, I believe, must get more for the cellar. Drunk with filet of duck from the grill. Good match.
White
2003 Roagna Langhe Solea Langhe DOC Chardonnay Blend, Chardonnay (view label images)
4/30/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Almost two years sine last tasting. Still a very fascinating wine - a blend of chardonnay and nebbiolo which emulates an orange wine.This time with small pieces of kid meat from the grill. Good match.
Red
4/29/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Very dark and dense red colour. On the nose: Notes of ripe, dark berries - blackberries and blackcurrant, meat, blood and minerals, and a hint of oak. Full mouth feel, taste as promised by the nose, feels soft and round, but the finish is dry and long with lots of tannins still. We had it with filet of elk from the charcoal grill. All taste elements matched wonderfully, but the wine was almost too tannic with this lean meat.
White
4/28/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Crisp, clean riesling, with typical nose of citrus, flowers and minerals. Very nice acids and fills the mouth well. Long, dry finish. Served with filet of wild boar from the grill, and grew with the task!
Red
4/27/2012 - hennlund wrote:
I guess it must about two years since the last time I tasted this. At that time I was very disappointedas the wine was very heavily oaked - it was like cheeing on wood. It is still oaky enough, but has improved quite a bit; the oak was less prominent and there was sufficient fruit to make it drinkable. Nothing spectacular, perhaps, but a typical, round and uncomplicated east side bordeaux.
Red
4/24/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Very dense and dark - this is Tannat. Blackberries, blackcurrant, meat and iron, a hint of oak. Robust and full mouth feel, tough tannins but more approachable than I had expected. This vintage is better than how I remember the previous two - they had a certain immature greenness to them that thos one lacks. Well worth the price in Sweden.
White
4/22/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Crystal clear riesling, lovely mineral nose with the right amount of citrus and flowers. Crisp, distinct acids, slim but good mouth feel. Excellent length. Lovely base level wine!
Red
3/31/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Subdued aromas, it's earthy, dark berries and woody - not oak, though. Nice fruit on the palate, and very tough tannins. Have little experience with Freisa, but this one seems young.
Red
3/15/2012 - hennlund wrote:
I liked this wine before, but this bottle was rather disappointing now. Not much in the way of nose, and quite thin on the palate.
White - Sparkling
Still a champagne I like a lot. Almost golden colour, lots af apples on the nose, mixed with citrus and biscuits. A hint of red fruit, too. Lovely, full, almost creamy, mouth feel with a good, long finish.
This time drunk with side of deer that had been dried, salted and smoked - quite a tough challenge for any wine but the match was excellent.
Red
2002 Château Mercier Cuvée Prestige Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/21/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Not overwhelming on the nose, but pleasing and typical Bordeaux notes with some complexity. Blackcurrant, graphite/minerals, a hint of oak and vanilla well integrated. Medium full in the mouth, acceptable fruit, some bitterness, a bit thin in the finish. Still in fairly good shape and good value, but this is the last bottle of this vintage.
Red
2005 Château Vieux Bonneau Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/29/2011 - hennlund wrote:
Didn't make a note when drinking. From memory a long time after: Has developed very nicely - typical aromas, quite rich and smooth in the mouth. Nice tannins and still good fruit.
Rosé - Sparkling
12/31/2011 - hennlund wrote:
Lovely champagne with lots of fruit and great acids. Drunk with traditional Norwegian "cured trout (rakfisk)". An unorthodox combo, but this chapagne was an ideal match with this challenging food - much better that the traditional beer and aquavit.
Red
12/18/2011 - hennlund wrote:
Didn't write a note when drinking, so from memory after a month or so. Very typical Barolo, elegant rather than large. Excellent fruits and acids, dry - good Barolo, but this bottle was not the most impressive Roagna I've had. In doubt as to whether it will pay to store it very long?
Red
1/11/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Typical and elegant Nebbiolo with a nose dominated by sweet cherries, some strawberries (?) and a hint of leather, earth etc. Very nice mouthfeel with tastes as promised from the nose, round and medium full body, nice acids and good fruit. Long finish - dry but not overly tannic. Good value.
White
1/9/2012 - hennlund wrote:
Today, nose with lots of minerals, sea bottom and slate. Mix in some tropical fruit and citrus. Complex. Lovely mouth feel with great acids -
long, sweetish finish.
White
Top quality Riesling. Citrus, lime, minerals etc in perfect balance with the lovely acids. Fills the mouth well, long finish. Still young and fresh.
Red
10/1/2011 - hennlund wrote:
Didn't take any notes when drinking this bottle, but compared to my previous note the wine has developed quite a bit - it seems much leaner and more elegant, but retains all desired Barolo markers
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