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2008 Château Pontet-Canet

22/02/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (2/12/2011) Ripe black fruit, sweet spices, earl-grey tea and liquorice on the aromatic nose. Lots of tasty black and red fruit on the palate, intermingled with sweet, spicy tannins, exotic spices, tea, chocolate and liquorice. Primary, but lots of material and great length. Will probably need a lot of time to fully > Read more …

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2008 Clos Fourtet

21/02/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Clos Fourtet – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (2/12/2011) Red and black fruits (mainly cherries), red candy, vanilla, liquorice on the “bright” nose and the palate; soft, but still biting sweet tannins, hints of chocolate and black tea, quite long, somewhat spicey after-taste with a whiff of alcohol at the end. Lots of material, this is going > Read more …

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2008 Château Montrose

15/02/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Château Montrose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (1/14/2011) Elegant, subdued fruity aromas of strawberries and blackberries on the nose, intermingled with spicy minerals and hints of tobacco, vanilla and leather. Surprisingly balanced and accessible on the palate: fresh red and black fruits, slightly sweet tannins, refreshing cherry-like acidity, lead pencil, leather, liquorice… fresh and pure, refined, but stuffed > Read more …

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Vandals destroy 500-year old vineyard

11/02/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

In Austria, vandals destroyed a historic vineyard, reports the AP news agency. In the 500-year-old vines grow old vines which are considered the great-great grandparent of Grüner Veltliner. One or more unknowns chopped most vines into pieces. Perhaps all the vines are lost. The vineyard was rediscovered in 2000 near the village of St. Georgen, a suburb of Eisenstadt in > Read more …