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2007 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

25/05/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (5/15/2011) Ripe red and dark fruits, kirsch, chocolate, refreshing cherry-like acidity, sweet tannins, very balanced, tasty, gained complexity and filling on the second day… great qpr. (90 points)

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2008 Château Saint-Pierre

24/05/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Château Saint-Pierre – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (5/13/2011) Brooding, balanced, elegant, with a distinct layer of minerals, subdued but ripe black fruits, dusty still biting tannins and serious acidity. This will need 10 years at the minimum. (92 points)

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Early harvest in Belgium

23/05/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Because of the continuing good weather it seems Belgian grapes will be picked several weeks earlier than usual, reports the Belga news agency. Belgium is following the example of another northern wine region, Champagne, where the ripening of the grapes is at least three weeks ahead of the situation in “normal” year. Paul Vleminckx of Chardonnay Meerdael in Oud-Heverlee thinks > Read more …

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2008 Château de Fieuzal

23/05/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Château de Fieuzal – France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (5/14/2011) Ripe black fruits, coffee bean, sweet tanins, hint of kirsch, refreshing acidity, slightly lactic, great balance, best on the second day, a joy to drink. (91 points)