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Wine vandalism in Spain

20/06/2011 Jozef Schildermans 5

In Spain, winemakers are increasingly the victims of senseless acts of vandalism. Last week on Monday unknowns destroyed a section of wines at the winery of Terroir Al Limit in the small village of Torroja del Priorat, reports Three years ago, in the same region, a set of vines were set on fire by unknown vandals. And this week, 150 old vines were torn out by vandals in a vineyard in Ribeira Sacra in Galicia. So far, no perpetrators have been arrested. Nor is it clear > Read more …

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2004 Mas de les Pereres Priorat Nunci Costero

15/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Mas de les Pereres Priorat Nunci Costero – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat (8/19/2010) Sweet spices, ripe black fruit, a distinct smoke/mineral touch on the nose. Ripe black fruit, refreshing acidity, kirsch, spices, chocolate on the still primary, very concentrated palate; tannins are not yet completely integrated; accessible now, but will be better in a few years. (93 pts.)

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2006 Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin

16/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat (10/9/2009) A marked improvement since last year: complex nose of wet stones, ripe fruit, spicy honey and flowers; on the palate ripe fruit, sweet honey, balancing citruslike acidity and a distinct taste of minerals, with a just hint of spicy oak. Quite exotic, but not tiring. Different, very tasty white by > Read more …

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Amovinum at Ive’s: German wine and Priorat (Vinotopia)

20/08/2008 Michiel Carpentier 0

Amovinum tasted the following wines: [1] – 2005 Riesling Nackenheim Rothenberg Grosses Gewächs – Gunderloch (Rheinhessen – ) [2] – 2004 Dorsheimer Goldloch Riesling Grosses Gewächs – Diel (Nahe – ) [3] – 2005 Mittelheim St Nikolaus Riesling Grosses Gewächs – Peter Jacob Kühn (Rheingau – ) [4] – 2001 Sangenis i Vaqué – Vall Por (Priorat – ) [5] > Read more …

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Amovinum bij Hans – Chassagne wit 2002 en oudere Priorats – Vinotopia Nieuwsbrief 31/10/2007

31/10/2007 Michiel Carpentier 0

Vinotopia Nieuwsbrief 31/10/2007 Nieuwe proefnota’s op Vinotopia: 7/09/2007 Amovinum bij Hans – Chassagne wit 2002 en oudere Priorats Twee interessante thema’s bij Hans. Eerst witte Chassagne van het gezegende bourgogne-jaar 2002. Die reeks begon wel slecht: eerst een volledig geoxideerde Château de la Maltroye, en dan een niet te drinken Niellon… Het werd gelukkig better – veel beter – met > Read more …

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Ardévol Priorat Coma d’en Romeu 2001

26/03/2007 Jozef Schildermans 0

2001 Ardévol Priorat Coma d’en Romeu – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat (3/26/2007)Never heard of this bodega. However, the wine is suprisingly good, certainly considering the reasonable price (14 euro). Compote of black fruit and prunes, fruit sirup, black coffee, liquorice, integrated soft sweet tannins, good balance and not hot in any way (the label says this has 14,5%!). My score might > Read more …

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Sangenis I Vaqué Priorat Vall Por 2003

25/03/2007 Jozef Schildermans 0

2003 Sangenis I Vaqué Priorat Vall Por – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat (3/12/2007)On the first and second day this is mostly closed and hot. On the third day the nose still is closed, but on the palate the sweet black fruit and compote of fruit is now dominating, with notes of black coffee and sweet well integrated tannins; a dollop of > Read more …