lørdag 5. august 2017

Clos du Vieux Taillefer



Pomerol

2016 Clos Vieux Taillefer
APR 17 Ruby. Blackberries, ripe, rich, fruity, some chocolate and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity, alcohol, warm, not fully balanced.
87-89

2015 Clos Vieux Taillefer
APR 16 Ruby. Dark fruits, some jammy notes, blueberries and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner, minerals, bit alcoholic and some wood disturbs the finish. 86-88

2014 Clos Vieux Taillefer
APR 15 Ruby. Scented, dark berries, spices, bit oaky nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some herbal notes, vegetal, leaner. 83-85

2013 Clos Vieux Taillefer
APR 14 Ruby. Scented, fruity, bit lean nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fairly elegant, fresh, good length.
85-87

2012 Clos Vieux Taillefer
APR 13 Opaque. Fruity, spicy and blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit rich but seems to manage, good length. 87-89

2011 Clos Vieux Taillefer
SEP 15 Served blind. Ruby. Alcohol, smells of scent and roses. Bit lean palate, easy going, light texture and body, elegant if not that complex. 84

2010 Clos Vieux Taillefer
JUL 13 Deep ruby. Rich and fruity nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, again rich and fruity, a bit plump. 85

Château Taillefer



Pomerol

2016 Château Taillefer
APR 17 Ruby. Blueberries, some spices, fruity, vanilla, a bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe tannins, blackberries, intense, fresh, coffee, yet somewhat lazy.
89-91

2015 Château Taillefer
APR 16 Deepish ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, blueberries, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, good length. 87-89

2014 Château Taillefer
APR 16 Deep ruby. Vanilla, spices, elegant fruit behind.
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, woody, lacks definition and fruit. 84-86

2013 Château Taillefer
APR 14 Ruby. Red berries, roses and violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, bit herbal mid palate, rustic finish.
84-86

2012 Château Taillefer
APR 13 Ruby. More nuanced nose, blueberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and quite lively, fruity finish. 85-87

2007 Château Taillefer
MAR 13 Deep ruby, garnet rim. Blueberries and plums nose. Fairly pure but not that complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit oaky finish, but good and inexpensive Pomerol.
85

Château Vieux Taillefer



Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

2014 Château Vieux Taillefer
JUN 17 Ruby. Red berries, fruity, scented, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, refreshing, red berries with darker fruits core, long. 91

2014 Château Vieux Taillefer
APR 16 Ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, fruity nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, elegant, refreshing, long. 92

2014 Pavillon de Taillefer
APR 16 Ruby. Fruity, dark berries, anise and spices, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, red berries, elegant, good length. 88

2012 Château Vieux Taillefer
JUN 16 Ruby. Red fruity, dark berries and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, some anise and spices, good length. 89

2010 Pavillon de Taillefer
NOV 14 Ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, light red berries note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, anise, good length. 88

søndag 30. juli 2017

Thank you!





A little over a month ago, during Vinexpo in Bordeaux, I was very honoured to receive a very much appreciated symbol of appreciation of my work. I was given the title Commandeur d’Honneur de l'Ordre du Bontemps de Médoc ou des Graves, de Sauternes ou Barsac.

 It is a huge honour to receive this and to be receiving it next to the CEO of Air France/ KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac, the world champion sommelier, Arvid Rosengren, Content Director of Decanter, John Stimpfig, former Prime Minister of Benin and other very high positioned members of society and the wine world especially. It feels incredible. 

Formerly people like Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg was a recipient as well, back in 1974. I wasn’t even born then. The list of members is grand to say the least; it’s a who’s who of the wine world and a huge number of celebrities, politicians and even royals. I was given a book with some of the former recipients, and it is quite mind-blowing to be amongst the ranks of these. 

It is the fifth time I’m receiving an honorary title for my work, and it is hugely appreciated, and I’m deeply honoured. I am fairly young compared to my peers, I’m from a country that is barely a part of town population wise, in the rest of the world. I do not take it for granted. We are not the detour, we are at the end of the road. So that people even notice is a fantastic surge of energy. Thank you France, thank you Bordeaux, and thank you Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu for believing in me, from all my heart.

torsdag 6. juli 2017

Château La Tour de Mons



Margaux

2016 Château La Tour de Mons
APR 17 Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, vanilla and spices, blackberries and spices finish. 88-90

2015 Château La Tour de Mons
APR 16 Ruby. Scented, dark fruits, spices, light jammy touch. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, dark berries, spices, good length. 87-89

2013 Château Tour de Mons
APR 14 Ruby. Scented, red berries, floral and delicate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh and fruity, bit short.
85-87

2012 Château La Tour de Mons
APR 13 Deep ruby. Fruity and slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, easy going, quite lively, good length. 84-86

1978 Château La Tour de Mons
NOV 13 Dead.