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2009 Domaine Joblot Givry 1er Cru Clos Grand Marole

27/04/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Domaine Joblot Givry 1er Cru Clos Grand Marole – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry 1er Cru (4/5/2011) Minerals, underbrush, red fruits, cherry-like acidity, dusty tannins with a hint of smoke, good midpalate filling, quite long, but very primary. This is much too young at the moment and was clearly better on the second day. Wait at least four to > Read more …

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2009 Albert Mann Riesling Schlossberg

26/04/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Albert Mann Riesling Schlossberg – France, Alsace, Kientzheim, Alsace Grand Cru AOC (4/21/2011) Slate, lychee, melon, lemon zest, and honey on the expressive nose. Very intense palate, that softens a bit on the second day. Lots of material, good balance, but riper than usual. Reminds me of the 2002, but with more overall balance, glycerol, minerality and material. You > Read more …

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First Dutch restaurant winelist with qr-codes

26/04/2011 Jozef Schildermans 1

Restaurant Hamdorff in Laren is the first Dutch restaurant with a wine list that you can scan with your smartphone. Each wine on the list has a so-called QR-code. If you scan this code with your smartphone or tablet, a webpage is opened where you’ll find all the information on the wine. A QR-Code or Quick Response code is a two-dimensional barcode that originally was developed to help identify car parts. Today the code is used in many places, such as advertising and packaging. Most smartphones have an app to scan qr-codes. With the Qr-code generator on the internet, you > Read more …

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2009 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs

22/04/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs – Germany, Nahe (4/7/2011) Apricot, pear, apple, melon, lychee, exotic spices, slate on the nose; all this returns on the very intense, but fairly ripe palate; citruslike acidity, lots of glycerol, long aftertaste, very primary, but a lot going on already in this wine… is certainly already enjoyable, but will surely evolve into > Read more …

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2006 Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques

22/04/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques – Spain, Castilla y León, Bierzo (4/15/2011) Sweet black fruit, refreshing acidity, minerals, sweet tannins, well integrated alcohol, reminds me of a Pic St Loup, quite classy, balanced, not over the top, a distinct mineral touch that’s quite interesting. I’m not sure this was indeed the 2006, because the neck label of the > Read more …