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2004 Renato Corino Barolo Vigneto Rocche

21/12/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Renato Corino Barolo Vigneto Rocche – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/20/2008) Nice, aromatic, brooding nose with red fruit (sweet cherries), fruit syrup, kirsch and a hint of chocolate. On the palate sweet cherries, kirsch, milk chocolate, spices and still a fair amount of oak. Very, very young, but nonetheless very tasty after an hour or two in the glass. > Read more …

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2006 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Rully Cailloux

17/12/2008 Max Rive 0

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Rully Cailloux 2006 – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Rully (12/12/2008) Just superb for a Rully. Understated nose and what refinement on the palate. Subtle oak, pure fruit, excellent balance and great finish. I tasted this from barrel and I was impressed. Now even more. (94 ptn.)

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Italy Becomes Worlds Biggest Wine Producer

11/12/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

Italy produced in 2008 for the first time in ten years more wine than its neighbor, France. Italian wine production rose by eight percent compared with 2007, while French wine production fell by five percent. Italy produced in 2008 between 4.5 billion and 4.7 billion liters of wine. In France 4.44 billion liters of wine was made. It is the > Read more …

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2007 Pic & Chapoutier St. Péray Blanc

11/12/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Pic & Chapoutier St. Péray Blanc – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Péray (12/5/2008) Honey, a hint of caramel and flower blossoms in the fairly closed nose. The palate is more interesting, with ripe yellow fruit, sweet honey, refreshing citruslike acidity and a spicy finish. Fresh and tasty but not very profound. (88 pts.)

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2006 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

09/12/2008 Max Rive 0

2006 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape – (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) (11/29/2008) Well made wine: ripe, pure, bright, sweet fruit and good acidity. Clean tasty wine that lacks a bit of personality. (90 pts.)