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White
2020 Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot Chardonnay
65 år gamle vinstokker. Håndplukket. Gjæring i gamle store fat. Full malo. 9 mnd sur lie. Fremstår som gammeldags chablis med stram sitrus, syrlig, litt gjerrig, nøtt, diskret kalkmineralitet. Det motsatte av flabby. pen konsentrasjon. forvsvarer nok ikke helt prisen nå men er fortsatt ung og hadde vært interessant og la denne ligge ordentlig lenge. 12,5 prosent. Blanchot er øst/sørøstvendt med bratt helling. Nabo til Les Clos.
  • olemski commented:

    12/2/22, 1:57 AM - Jeg har smakt mye Grand Cru Chablis de siste 25 årene, og Blanchot kan jeg aldri huske har innfridd forventningene til en Grand Cru. Det er også lenge siden jeg har smakt en riktig god Chablis fra Laroche.

Red
2018 Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux Cabernet Franc
Strukturert og veldig druetypisk cab franc i øvre prissjikt. Nydelig nese med mørke bær, floraltoner, paprika, spice, bambus og dyreblod. Fast og tanninrik, såvidt utenfor den «grønne» sonen tross 2018-årgangens varme. Matvin. Viser hvor utrolig flott CF er solo, og at denne druen i Loire kan klare seg fint med global oppvarming. 13,5%
  • olemski commented:

    11/21/22, 4:22 AM - Noe lagringspotensiale på denne? Jeg har drukket flere viner fra denne produsenten i noe lavere prisskikt med stort velbehag, men er denne verdt påslaget i dag og om fem år?

Red
2009 Château Ormes de Pez St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
10/19/2022 - olemski wrote:
85 points
Watery rim. There is a vegetal character that makes some head off in the direction of Loire when this was served blind. Firm, dry, good with solid food. (I have adopted a more stringent application of points since my previous bottle, so this is very good though not excellent.)
  • olemski commented:

    10/19/22, 12:28 PM - It is here on Cellar Tracker, also known as the 100 point Parker scale. Trouble is, nobody's paying any attention to what it says any more. Except me and a few others. According to this, the average for 95+% of the wines in my cellar is "Outstanding." Maybe 5% merit that epithet. Here is the scale. Use it!:

    THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE
    (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail)
    Extraordinary (96-100 points)
    Outstanding (90-95)
    Very Good to Excellent (85-89)
    Good (80-84)
    Average (75-79)
    Below average (70-74)
    Avoid (50-70)

  • olemski commented:

    10/19/22, 12:55 PM - I've seen far worse that Bill's scale, but it assumes that there is really only one way of being worthy of, say, 92 points. That is not my experience. There are a wide variety of attributes that makes a wine outstanding, and a grand old Mosel will be so in a different way from a fresh champagne or a mature Barolo. I higher degree of generality is needed, I think. However, a more sober recognition is needed of the inflation that has taken place, and the resulting compression of the scale. It really is not serving the wine interested public well that nearly all wines worthy of cellaring get 90-95 points. Nearly all my wines average out at 91 - 93 points. Many are good but not that good, and they surely are not that similar in quality.

White
2013 Château de la Gravelle Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine sur lie Grande Cuvée Don Quichotte Melon de Bourgogne
Meget korrekt, drue- og stedstypisk muscadet med gulgrønn frukt og steinetesjømineralitet. Litt sur og ubalansert på smak, men funker bra til mat. Nesen er best, men uansett et kjempegodt kjøp
  • olemski commented:

    2/7/22, 12:49 AM - Tennis terminologi er bra! Jeg forventer i det minste å få rapportert dobbeltfeil.

Red
2005 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode Pinot Noir
1/30/2022 - olemski wrote:
91 points
I have re-calibrated my points-giving better to reflect the original 'meaning' and avoid the prevalent inflation and resulting compression of the scale. All the same, this wine warrants a place in the 'outstanding' category. 'Deep' and 'depth' are the key terms here. Fruit, scent, whatever - it has depth and just keeps on giving. I'm just happy I have more of this wine - and plenty from this outstanding vintage.
  • olemski commented:

    2/3/22, 12:01 AM - Dear srh,

    I did not decant, and it was served with roast chicken, tagliatelle, sugarsnaps and a light and aromatic sauce.

White
2016 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots Chardonnay
Særdeles elegant 1.cru Meursault med mineralsk og innsmigrende nese av eple/sitrus, edel chardonnayparfyme, allehånde. Nydelig letthet og syre. En lett vin, men uimotståelig eleganse. Ung frukt, har mange år foran seg
  • olemski commented:

    2/2/22, 2:54 AM - Det var bra. En Charmes fra samme addresse i 2015-årgangen var tivoliutgaven av Meursault, med helt outrerte egenskaper helt uten harmoni.

Red
2005 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage Syrah
2005 Hermitage: litt grønn urtetone over diskret rasepreg, edelt trepreg. Litt grov mørk frukt. Fortsatt unge tanniner. Trenger fortsatt tid. Positiv overraskelse.
  • olemski commented:

    11/22/21, 11:49 PM - Jeg har drukket mine. Den første flasken var fabelaktig, mens den andre (drukket desember 2020) var ødelagt av snik-kork.

Red
2002 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras Pinot Noir
10/27/2021 - olemski wrote:
88 points
Double decanted about 100 minutes before tasting. Smell of strawberries and liquer. A bit of furniture polish, with good grip and fine fruit with plenty of refinement. The precision is the outstanding feature of this wine, but the notes of oak (or something oak-like) on the aftertaste and the lack of any full integration of the alcohol detract from what would have been an outstanding wine, but which is now excellent. (Note that I now use the scale as it was intended, rather than as the inflated scale it has become. This wine is excellent, so should have something like 88-89 "Very Good to Excellent (85-89)").
  • olemski commented:

    10/27/21, 12:32 PM - I should have added that the wine was double decanted about an hour earlier. I shall see if I can edit.

White - Sweet/Dessert
1989 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux 1ère Trie Le Haut-Lieu Chenin Blanc
3/22/2021 - olemski wrote:
flawed
Corked.
  • olemski commented:

    3/22/21, 6:36 AM - I know it was supposed to be. 80 euros (about) out of the window.

White - Sparkling
2013 Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvée Brut Hampshire Champagne Blend
Meget god engelsk champagne med nydelige korrekte aromaer. Bakst, modne epler. Ikke av de tørreste
  • olemski commented:

    1/15/21, 1:58 AM - Det er gjerne heftig dosage på disse syrlige engelske vinene. Jeg har noen notater på Hattingley her: https://olemski.blogspot.com/search?q=Hattingley

White
2019 Weingut Knewitz Chardonnay Holzfass trocken Rheinhessen
Litt oppskrytt vin med typisk ny verden-chardonnay aromapalett, masete eik. Veldig vellaget på alle måter, kan kanskje bli knallgod med lagring ig integrasjon av fat. Akkurat nå litt for umoden
  • olemski commented:

    10/5/20, 12:59 AM - Veldig oppskrytt etter min mening, men jeg prøvde den bare en gang.

Red
2010 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Nebbiolo
6/7/2020 - olemski wrote:
90 points
Still excellent and mature, outstanding with food - and far more reliable than the Crus from the same source.
  • olemski commented:

    6/8/20, 3:21 AM - Hi,

    It's a comment based on tasting many vintages - even back to 1967 (if I remember correctly). Many excellent older bottles. I have also tasted from friends and in larger tastings of Barolo and Barbaresco with some age. My own have been from 1996 and up to 2004 (when I stopped buying). Some have been good, some have been like sausage water, one or two have been downright odd (but not really flawed). They are just too unpredictable for my further investment. I keep to Barolo for my Nebbiolo purchases now.

White - Sparkling
N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Les Crayères Pinot Noir
5/9/2020 - olemski wrote:
94 points
Quite amazing, but not quite as amazing as the previous bottle four years ago. It's past the peak evidenced by notable bitterness in the aftertaste. Still, a very, very satisfying wine.
  • olemski commented:

    5/10/20, 1:28 AM - It was a 1996. I tracked that on purchase in 2002, and made a note of it.

Red
2001 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe Nebbiolo
4/11/2020 - olemski wrote:
flawed
Oxidised. Terrible. Light in colour, first some volatile acidity - but then pure (or impure?) sherry. Not good at all!. The taste is not all bad, though.
It tastes like sherry.
  • olemski commented:

    4/11/20, 12:48 PM - Good point - but who uses this part of the scale with a sound wine these days?

Red
2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/2/2018 - olemski wrote:
93 points
Dyp farge, dufter friske frukter, lær, urter og mye annet. Sødmefull, brettfri og lekker vin med god lengde. Er på et fint sted i utviklingen nå, men holder i massevis.
  • olemski commented:

    12/2/18, 11:40 AM - You may open it. I have another and thus an insurance policy, as it were, but it was showing quite well now.

White - Sweet/Dessert
2008 Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner Eiswein Kamptal
4/29/2016 - olemski wrote:
97 points
Just fabulous!
  • olemski commented:

    5/19/16, 6:47 AM - Points are a mug's game. Any way you look at it, they cannot be rationally justified. I will not even attempt something so silly. I use points mainly to record an emotion. I cannot possibly, and nor can anyone, rationally justify that any 97 is just three identical increments away from absolute wine Nirvana.

Rosé - Sparkling
2002 Pol Roger Champagne Brut Rosé Champagne Blend
1/1/2015 - olemski wrote:
82 points
Barely acceptable. Fine on the nose, thin, ungenerous and short in the mouth. Just like the three other bottles I've had.
  • olemski commented:

    8/24/15, 9:52 AM - Had I had more bottles, you'd be welcome to them ben85.

Red
2005 Domaine Rossignol Trapet Beaune 1er Cru Teurons Pinot Noir
12/14/2014 - olemski wrote:
93 points
Dark, earthy, succulent, long and intense. A worthy representative of this vintage.
  • olemski commented:

    12/15/14, 3:58 AM - This one - both. Definitely. But it's the most forward I've yet had from the vintage. Maybe to do with a restrictive sulphur regime?

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