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Prins Charles ontwerpt etiket Mouton-Rothschild 2004

29/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

Op de etiketten van de zopas gebottelde Château Mouton-Rothschild 2004 prijkt een aquarel van de Britse Prins Charles. Het schilderij beeldt pijnbomen af die Charles schilderde in Cap d’Antibes aan de Franse Côte d’Azur. Barones Philippine de Rothschild, eigenares van het wijnkasteel, koos de aquarelle persoonlijk uit de verzameling van Charles, die een enthousiast aquarellist is. Onder de aquarelle staat > Read more …

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Elena Walch Alto Adige Beyond the Clouds 2004

24/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Elena Walch Alto Adige – Südtirol Beyond the Clouds – Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Alto Adige – Südtirol (11/24/2006)A bit of a strange name, but boy (erhh… girl) what a wine! On the expressive nose citrus fruit, orange peel and ripe, exotic fruit. On the palate spices, orange peel, ripe fruit, serious, refreshing acidity, maybe a touch of > Read more …

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De Wijnstok

21/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

De Wijnstok Ronald van Oostveen Vlimmersebaan 21 B-2310 Rijkevorsel België Telefoon: 03 – 309.21.33 E-mail: info@wijnstok.be Website: http://www.wijnstok.be/

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G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2004

17/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba Superiore – Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d’Alba (11/1/2006)Kirsch, coffee and cherry fruit in the rather alcoholic nose. On the palate rather sweet, with the alcohol still dominating; elegant and balanced fruit dominated wine with nice acidity. Will it develop additional complexity with some bottle rest? (90 pts.) Kirsch, koffie en kersenfruit in de nog alcoholische > Read more …

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Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani Bricco Botti 2004

17/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani Bricco Botti – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Dolcetto di Dogliani (11/1/2006)Ink black colour. The nose is dominated by delicious cherry fruit. On the palate very nice cherry fruit, supported by good acidity, herbs, liquorice. Still a bit closed, a lot going on ‘for a Dolcetto’. Serious stuff that needs at least a year or two in > Read more …

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Gianluca Viberti Langhe Dionisio N.V.

17/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

N.V. Gianluca Viberti Langhe Dionisio – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe (11/17/2006)Gianluca is the son of Giovanni. He makes internationally styled, easy drinking wines for a low price. His labels show him sitting in a wine barrel and seem to ask not to take him too seriously. This is a good, very fruity blend of 50/50 Barbera and Dolcetto, with the Barbera-fruit > Read more …

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Gianluca Viberti Chardonnay Piemonte 2005

17/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Gianluca Viberti Chardonnay Piemonte – Italy, Piedmont (11/17/2006)Gianluca is the son of Giovanni. He makes internationally styled, easy drinking wines for a low price. His labels show him sitting in a wine barrel and seem to ask not to take him too seriously. However, this is a good wine on the level of other internationally styled non-oaked Chardonnay’s, and > Read more …

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2003 Giovanni Almondo Roero Bric Valdiana

17/11/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

2003 Giovanni Almondo Roero Bric Valdiana – Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Roero (11/17/2006) Nice, very aromatic nose with black fruit, liquorice and nuts. Inititally closed on the palate, with hints of coffee, serious tannins and dito acids. Improves in the glass, when the black fruit becomes more prominent and the tannines better integrated; good fulling. Needs time. (91 pts.)