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2004 Château Malescot St. Exupery

30/03/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Château Malescot St. Exupery – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (3/2/2007) Meat, animal blood, and a dose of alcohol on the nose. On the palate some leather, a hint of minerals, black coffee, a hint of kirsch and elegant traces of black and red fruits. Not a blockbuster, but a complete, balanced classical Bordeaux that is already accessible now. (91 > Read more …

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Château Belgrave 2005

30/03/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Château Belgrave – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (12/22/2007)Very balanced, with soft fruit tones, supported by soft somewhat sweet tannins and a hint of spices. Already delicious, probably not one to keep for too long. (90 pts.) Zeer gebalanceerde wijn: zacht fruit, ondersteund door zachte, lichtjes zoete tannines en een hint van specerijen. Nu al zeer lekker; wellicht niet nodig > Read more …

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Château d’Arsac 2005

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2005 Château d’Arsac – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (12/22/2007)Hint of the stable, leather, animal blood; wood a bit dominating, but nothing too severe, good material, needs some time to come together. A bit wild. (89 pts.) Hint van stalaroma’s, leder, dierlijk blood; hout domineert nog, maar niet te erg; goed materiaal, heeft tijd nodig om te integreren. Een beetje wild. > Read more …

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België grootste consument van Champagne ter wereld

11/03/2008 Jozef Schildermans 2

België is de grootste consument van Champagne in de wereld, blijkt uit cijfers voor 2007 van het Comité Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). In verhouding tot het bevolkingsaantal drinkt niemand meer Champagne dan de gemiddelde Belg. Ook in absolute cijfers is Champagne erg populair in ons land: het is met 9.948.088 flessen (of bijna twee flessen champagne per Belg) > Read more …

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2004 Finca Sandoval Manchuela

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2004 Finca Sandoval Manchuela – Spain, Castilla-La Mancha, Manchuela (2/19/2008) Black berries, ripe black cherries and black chocolate on the nose. Black and sour cherries on the palate, supported by sweet tannins, good, refreshing acidity, chocolate and tobacco. Good balance, not heavy or overly sweet in any way, accessible right after opening the bottle and remaining so over the course > Read more …

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Weingut Keller Riesling Trocken 2006

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2006 Weingut Keller Riesling Trocken – Germany, Rheinhessen (2/21/2008)Lychee, melon and citrusfruit on the engaging nose. Some spritz on the very clean palate, with lots of ripe fruit, good acidity and a mineral component. Very clean, very tasty. Good qpr. (89 pts.) Lychee, meloen en citrusfruit in de plezierige neus. Nog wat gas in de zeer zuivere mond, met massa’s > Read more …

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2004 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2004 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/21/2008) Somewhat restrained nose with ripe red fruit (strawberry, cherry) and a hint of kirsch; a slight stemmy feel. Very balanced palate, with sweet Grenache fruit (red berries etc.), some chocolate, good acidity and a fair dose of kirsch liqueur. Good after-taste. Very drinkable, but the very slight green touch > Read more …

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2005 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

11/03/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/24/2008) Cherry fruit, kirsch, herbs, refreshing acidity, coffee… good balance, improved on day 2. Very open and delicious with air time; will undoubtedly close down, but for now: enjoy! (92 pts.)

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2005 Finca Sandoval Manchuela

11/03/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Finca Sandoval Manchuela – Spain, Castilla-La Mancha, Manchuela (2/24/2008) Nose at present dominated by sweet wood (a lot of cocoa) supported by exotic spices and dark chocolate; a hint of orange peel. Full throttle palate, with lots of ripe black fruit, orange peel, spices, coffee, dark chocolate, good acidity, a lot of sweet wood. Very modern, but with balance > Read more …