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Bordeaux prepares for a repeat of 2005

27/08/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Wine producers in Bordeaux are optimistic about the quality of the harvest in 2009. Comparisons are made with 2005, one of the best vintages in recent decades. After the hot summer everything is well on its way to a perfect Bordeaux harvest. In May and early June the weather was not quite ideal, but from mid June to today Bordeaux > Read more …

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Bordeaux is guest region for Megavino 2009

25/08/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

The eleventh edition of the Megavino wine fair in Brussels is dedicated to the wines from Bordeaux. The fair takes place in Brussels Expo from 16 to 19 October 2009. In a stand of 150m2, the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) proposes a selection of 100 different wines from Bordeaux, each between 4 and 15 euros, which were > Read more …

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2007 Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic

19/08/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (8/12/2009) Red and black berries, a dollop of spices, a hint of coffee, good acidity and not much more… well made, fruity wine with some backbone, still no hint of oxidation on the third day… certainly a good qpr. (89 pts.)

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2006 Bodegas Bernabé Navarro Alicante Beryna

15/08/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Bodegas Bernabé Navarro Alicante Beryna – Spain, Valencia, Alicante (8/10/2009)Black berries, spices, black coffee on the fresh, enjoyable nose. On the very focused, fresh palate a distinct impression of minerals, underneath ripe, but not overly sweet red and black fruit, good acidity, black coffee, spices,… Just plain delicious wine, but with a serious backbone and for a very nice > Read more …

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2004 Bodegas Roda Rioja Reserva

13/08/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Bodegas Roda Rioja Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (8/2/2009) Exotic spices and sweet dark fruit in the enjoyable nose. On the palate spicy dark fruit, cherry-like acidity, dark coffee and a hint of leather. Accessible, but still fairly primary. Doesn’t have the depth or sheer deliciousness of Roda I, but the relation between price and quality is better. > Read more …

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2008 Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic Blanc

07/08/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic Blanc – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (8/5/2009) A hint of freshly baked bread and spicy yellow fruit in the subdued nose. Orange peel, sweet yellow fruit, citruslike acdity and spices on the enjoyable palate. Like a white Rhône, but riper. From old vines white and red (grey) grenache, macabeu and pansal or xarel-lo. (88 pts.)