torsdag 29. mars 2018

Château Caronne Ste. Gemme



Haut-Médoc

2016 Château Caronne Ste. Gemme
APR 17 Ruby. Vanilla, blackberries,  fruity, dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lighter, fruity, vanilla. 85-87

2014 Château Caronne Ste Gemme
APR 15 Ruby. Herbs and dark fruits, fairly woody texture, leaner, lacks some fruit and body. 84-86

2011 Château Caronne Ste Gemme
MAR 18 Ruby. Cassis, some herbs, paprika and vanilla nose. Toast. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, spices, vanilla, cassis, leaner and woody palate, good length. This is very green. 83

2010 Château Caronne Ste Gemme
NOV 15 Ruby. Herbal nose, dark fruits and vanilla. Palate follows up with rustic herbal characters, how was it possible to make something this green in this vintage? Avoid. 84

2004 Château Caronne Ste. Gemme
OCT 10 Light herbal nose, red fruity and vanilla. Lacks fruit, ripeness and body. 84

Château Gloria



Saint-Julien

2016 Château Gloria
APR 17 Ruby. Cassis, vanilla, spices, blueberries, lush nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins. Fresh, fruity, lively and detailed, playful, even mouthwatering, a beautiful effort form Gloria. Long. 93-95

2015 Château Gloria
APR 16 Ruby. Floral, scented, elegant, red and darker berries, mulberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, spices, dark berries, ripe, long. 92-94

2013 Château Gloria
APR 14 Deep ruby. Scented, cassis, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, slight red berries and darker fruits, bit showy oak, good length.
88-90

2012 Château Gloria
DEC 15 Ruby. Red berries, elegant nose, scented, some floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, fresh and fruity, slightly lean finish. 87

2012 Château Gloria
AUG 13 Ruby. Fruity and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and lively, good length. 89

2012 Château Gloria
APR 13 Ruby. Herbal and cassis nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, palate is lively and elegant, good length. 86-88

2011 Château Gloria
MAR 18 Ruby. Blackberries, cassis, slight vanilla and floral note nose, elegant but needs air to open, at least an hour in decanter, even better with two. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, cassis, red fruits and blackberries, elegant texture, lively balance and concentration, long. 91

2011 Château Gloria
MAY 17 Ruby. Scented, blueberries, floral notes nose. Vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, leaner finish but elegant. 90

2011 Château Gloria
DEC 14 Dyprød. Krydret, mørke bær, intens duft, relativt rik, sødmefull. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, rik, sødmefull, kjøttfull, intens men noe hul, pen lengde. 89

2011 Château Gloria
OCT 14 Ruby. Scented, cassis, floral, some vanilla, light spicy note and blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, leaner, very slight bell pepper note far back, red and darker fruits, smooth texture, good length.
Now-2025 89

2010 Château Gloria
OCT 14 Ruby. Scented, dark berries, elegant nose, detailed, floral, cassis, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, detailed, rounded, minerals, cassis, floral high notes, very elegant if still structured. Long. 2017-2030 91

2010 Château Gloria
JUN 11 Ruby. Some herbs, fresh and somewhat lean for the vintage, lovely finish. 90-92

2009 Château Gloria
OCT 14 Ruby. Dark fruits, vanilla, spices, cassis and blueberries, bit tight now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, somewhat leaner finish, floral notes over fruits in the finish.
2017-2030 90

2007 Château Gloria
APR 11 An estate I'm not that familiar with, this one on the lean and classic side, nice texture, fresh acidity, ripe tannins and good length. 87

2005 Château Gloria
OCT 12 Deep ruby. Somewhat scented behind cassis, blueberries and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit. A bit easy going, good length. 89

1985 Château Gloria
SEP 10 A level fill, ruby with thin orange rim. Herbal, vegetal, more rustic nose, blackcurrant leafs. Good acidity, ripe tannins, elegant redcurrants and a touch of cherries and blackberries.
More elegant palate than nose, very good length. 89

lørdag 3. mars 2018

Château Paloumey,


Haut-Médoc

2016 Château Paloumey
APR 17 Ruby. Light dark fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant. 84-86

2012 Château Paloumey
APR 13 Deep ruby. Some cassis and blueberries nose. fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, some vanilla, good length. 85-87

2010 Château Paloumey
JUN 10 Ruby. Dark fruits, anise, some blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh acidity, lovely texture, balanced, good length. 88

2009 Château Paloumey
JUN 10 Ruby. Dark fruits, blueberries, light vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, rounded, good length. 88

2007 Château Paloumey
JUN 12 Ruby. Elegant nose, plums and blueberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture, somewhat leaner, good length. 86

Château Jean-Fonthenille



Loupiac

2011 Château Jean Fonthenille
JUN 15 Pale golden. Fresh apricots and peach nose.  Fresh acidity, light and fruity, elegant texture. 85

2009 Château Jean Fonthenille
NOV 14 Light golden. Light fruity palate, apples and peach. Fresh acidity, light and fruity, elegant. 84

2009 Château Jean-Fonthenille
JUN 11 Pale golden, some apples, actually Rieslingish nose! Fresh feel to it, but acidity is just fine, quite elegant and pure, OK length. 81

2008 Château Jean-Fonthenille
JUN 11 Pale gold, yellow plums, lacks the freshness of the 09, less acidity, OK length. 79

2005 Château Jean-Fonthenille
JUN 11 Golden, honey, almonds, elegant, quite nice texture, better acidity actually, starting to feel a bit like a Tokaji 3 puttonyos. 82

Château Haut-Bernat



Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

2010 Château Haut-Bernat
JUN 12 Ruby. Intense nose, blackberries, anise, spices, floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruity, anise and spices, good length. 89

2008 Château Hau- Bernat
JUN 12 Ruby. Reductive at this stage, leather, dark fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, plums and dark fruits palate, elegant for Puisseguin, good length. 88

2005 Château Haut-Bernat
JAN 11 Ruby. Dark fruits, spices nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, blueberries, good length. 87

2000 Château Haut-Bernat
SEP 11 Ruby, tiny pink rim. Leather and chocolate nose, darker feel, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, but too short.
83

1999 Château Haut-Bernat
NOV 09 Ruby, brick rim. Figs, blueberries and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, leaner, good length. 86