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2006 Celler del Roure Valencia Maduresa

19/12/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Celler del Roure Valencia Maduresa – Spain, Valencia (8/15/2011) Ripe black berries and cherries and exotic spices on the enjoyable nose. Ripe black berry fruit, a distinct mineral component, sweet spices, refreshing acidity and hints of chocolate, kirsch and leather on the fresh, fruit-laden palate. This is more fruit forward than the 2005 but just as tasty. Probably not > Read more …

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2010 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido “Macabeu i Garnatxa”

15/12/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2010 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido “Macabeu i Garnatxa” – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (8/9/2011) Ripe white fruit, green apple, white flowers and sweet spices on the elegant nose. White fruit, citrus peel, sweet spices and a hint of toast on the balanced, fresh tasting palate; long, slightly bitter aftertaste. Very well made, quite interesting and very tasty blend of > Read more …

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2006 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero Crianza

14/12/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero Crianza – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (8/17/2011) Licorice, black fruits, violets and a hint of exotic spices on the elegant nose. Sweet, but not too sweet black fruit on the palate, intermingled with elegant tannins, cherry-like acidity, licorice, exotic spices and a hint of dark chocolate. The aftertaste is long and > Read more …

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2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

12/12/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (9/1/2011) Strawberries galore, beautiful ripe fruit, with cherry like acidity, tar, rose petals… Barely evolved on the second day. Lots of fruit for a Nebbiolo, but sooo tasty… Great qpr. (90 points)

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2009 Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail

12/12/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (9/9/2011) Dark and red berry fruit, sweet exotic spices, kirsch, licorice, cherry-like acidity, … A lot of material, balanced, generous, tasty… Could age, but is already accessible. (91 points)