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Heavy Metals In Wine Pose Health Risk

31/10/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

Wine often contains toxic amounts of heavy metals, is the conclusion of a scientific study recently published in the peer-reviewed online journal Chemistry Central Journal. Declan Naughton and Andrea Petróczi of London’s Kingston University found high amounts of heavy metals such as copper, lead, magnesium and vanadium in all kinds of wine. Only selected wines from Italy, Brasil and Argentinia > Read more …

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2007 Van Volxem Wawerner Goldberg Riesling Erste Lage

28/10/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Van Volxem Wawerner Goldberg Riesling Erste Lage – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (10/13/2008) Heather honey, ripe yellow fruit and minerals on the delicious nose. Broad, but fresh palate, with honey, fruit, minerals, spices, lots of glycerol. Young but already expressive. Delicious in its youthful exuberance, but clearly holding back for more. Again a success for 2007. (93 pts.)

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2005 Vignes des deux Soleils Vin de Pays d’Oc Les Romains

25/10/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Vignes des deux Soleils Vin de Pays d’Oc Les Romains – France, Languedoc Roussillon, Vin de Pays d’Oc (10/17/2008) Spices, black, somewhat cooked fruit, alcohol on the slightly stinky, but enjoyable nose. Sweet black fruit, dark chocolate, kirsch and spices on the slightly hot palate. The acidity is refreshing though. Very nice, but not overly complex wine. Good qpr. > Read more …

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2007 Weingut Keller Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling Großes Gewächs

23/10/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Weingut Keller Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling Großes Gewächs – Germany, Rheinhessen (10/18/2008) Slate, lychee and minerals on the restrained nose. Ripe yellow fruit (lychee, melon), lemon peel, stones, refreshing citruslike acidity and a hint of smoke on the still primary palate. Delicious in its youth, but still very primary and fruit-driven. Good balance and depth, great future. Leave well alone. > Read more …

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2006 Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Privilège

22/10/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Privilège – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10/5/2008) Chocolate, kirsch, red and black cherries en berries on the enjoyable nose. All these elements return on the balanced and very fruity palate, supported by refreshing acidity, a hint of oak and slight alcohol burning at the end. Still young. Very good and considering what others are asking > Read more …