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Sixteen Corton Charlemagne 2002 tasted

24/09/2009 Herwig Janssen 0

Our Euryanthe wine-tasting group (10 people, among them WijnIdee editor Jozef Schildermans and collaborators Michiel Carpentier, Max Rive and Herwig Janssen, the author of these notes)  recently got together for a very interesting , educational and fun evening . Corton Charlemagne at age 7 is too young but with all these premature oxidation (‘premox’) fears , we needed to check > Read more …

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Bonnes Mares 2006 Tasted Blind

01/07/2009 Herwig Janssen 0

Our wine-club organized a blind tasting of 12 Bonnes Mares (Grand Cru Rouge Bourgogne) from 2006 . I know this is early and probably to an extend infanticide, but hey, we had great fun and learned a lot. Bonnes Mares is a powerful wine but, it was hard to find a lot of common elements. Lots of alcohol, power,violets, length > Read more …

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White Burgundy 2002 Tasting

08/05/2009 Herwig Janssen 0

I am a fan of the 2002 white Burgundy vintage. These wines are classics, I thought, when I tasted them from barrel. But with all these premox (premature oxidation) worries, I needed an update. All the wines came from my cellar. I bought them on release. I was willing to bet anything that they would all be clean, pure, fresh > Read more …