No Image

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)

No Image

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)

No Image

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 …

No Image

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 …

No Image

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 …

No Image

Succesful Harvest 2008 In Germany

07/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

German wine growers are satisfied with the size and quality of the grape harvest this year, according to the Deutsches Weininstitut Mainz. The cool autumn weather allowed the grapes to ripen gradually and they remained healthy. The total harvest is estimated at 10 to 10.5 million hectoliters. In the Ahr the quality is comparable to last year, one of the > Read more …