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Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, July 2015

Wine tasting, wine glasses

Wine tasting, wine glasses, copyright BKWine Photography

Uncorked: Under this heading we collect various wines that we have tasted, and liked, recently. It can be wines that we have had during dinner at home, at wine tastings, press lunches, visits to vineyards, or other occasions.

We describe the wines just with a few short sentences, tasting notes that we hope will give you a short but accurate impression of what we thought of the wine, without delving into finer points tasting notes.

Some inspiration for more wine discoveries! As well as a perspective on what to expect from older wines.

This month:

Some really good Beaujolais, a delicious white from the Loire made with the unusual grape Romorantin, mature white Bordeaux, really old Rioja, red from Mallorca, still Champagne, fantastic Brunello and finally, the highlight of the month, a 34 year old La Mission Haut Brion.

White and sparkling

Champagne Fleury, Fleur de l’Europé, Brut Natur

Complex and intense aromas, ripe fruit, full bodied. Great champagne.

Champagne Fleury Fleur de l'Europe

Champagne Fleury Fleur de l’Europe, copyright BKWine Photography

Crémant d’Alsace, Domaine Pfister

Excellent dry and full-bodied sparking from the northern part of Alsace and young wine maker Mélanie Pfister.

Domaine Pfister Cremant d'Alsace

Domaine Pfister Cremant d’Alsace, copyright BKWine Photography

Domaine des Huards, Cour-Cheverny 2009, Domaine Michel Gendrier

The grape here is Romorantin but it actually feels like a Chenin Blanc. It is quite fat and powerful with aromas of apricots. Fresh acidity and long finish. A superb white for only 10 euros., kändes som en chenin, fin och fet och fyllig, aprikos, grape, frisk och lång, fynd – runt 10 euro, Legrand.

Domaine des Huards, Cour-Cheverny, Loire, Michel Gendrier

Domaine des Huards, Cour-Cheverny, Loire, Michel Gendrier, copyright BKWine Photography

Château de France 2000 Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

Delicious white Bordeaux. Mellow with a certain maturity, discreet oak flavours, a little fat and a hint of oxidation. Superb!

Chateau de France white Graves, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

Chateau de France white Graves, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Pierre Solaire 2013 Sélections parcellaires, Dauvergne Ranvier, Côtes du Rhône

The grapes for this floral, full-bodied wine are Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. It is quite aromatic with a good acidity. A bargain at around 9 euros. Dauvergne Ranvier is a small quality houses run by the talented François Dauvergne and Jean-François Ranvier.

Pierre Solaire Cotes du Rhone Dauvergnier-Ranvier

Pierre Solaire Cotes du Rhone Dauvergnier-Ranvier, copyright BKWine Photography

Rosé

Anna’s Secret 2014 Rosato, Maremma Toscana DOC, Val di Toro

An Italian rosé from Tuscany with a Provence-ish light colour. The grape is 100 % Sangiovese. The wine is light in style with some red berries. Rather discreet both on the nose and on the palate.

Anna's Secret, rosato Maremma Toscana

Anna’s Secret, rosato Maremma Toscana, copyright BKWine Photography

Red

Cumières Rouge Premier Cru, Daniel Etienne, Coteaux Champenois

Always interesting to drink wines from this rare appellation. Coteaux Champenois is nothing less than still Champagne. This is a very, very light wine from Pinot Noir, but you drink it nevertheless with pleasure.

Cumieres Rouge, Daniel Etienne, Coteaux Champenois

Cumieres Rouge, Daniel Etienne, Coteaux Champenois, copyright BKWine Photography

Viña Monty Bodegas Montecillo Gran Reserva 1975, Rioja

Old but has aged gracefully. The colour is light and brownish. The wine is light in style but with pretty good intensity. Some cedar and liquorice root in the aromas. Dry finish. Good and interesting wine.

Vina Monty Gran Reserva, Montecillo, Rioja

Vina Monty Gran Reserva, Montecillo, Rioja, copyright BKWine Photography

The cork, Vina Monty Gran Reserva, Montecillo, Rioja

The cork, Vina Monty Gran Reserva, Montecillo, Rioja, copyright BKWine Photography

Lampante Montefalco Rosso Riserva 2009, Tenuta Castelbuono/Tenute Lunelli

Very typical Sangiovese with delicious cherry fruit, light tannins and quite well structured. Light and elegant in style.

Lampante Montefalco Rosso Riserva, Tenute Lunelli

Lampante Montefalco Rosso Riserva, Tenute Lunelli, copyright BKWine Photography

Ses Niñes, Negre de 2013, Celler Tianna Negre, Majorca

A wine from a district you don’t come across very often. The grapes are Manto Negro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Callet and Merlot. It is an easy drinking wine with good fruit. Maybe a little too soft and vanilla oaky.

Ses Nines Negre, Binissalem, Mallorca

Ses Nines Negre, Binissalem, Mallorca, copyright BKWine Photography

Esprit de Séduction Saint Amour 2014, Domaine Pascal Berthier

Pascal Berthier calls himself Artisan Vigneron in order to show that he makes his wines in an artisanal way. This is a fruity and easy going Beaujolais with some structure, the way I like them.

Esprit de Seduction, Saint-Amour, Pascal Berthier, Beaujolais

Esprit de Seduction, Saint-Amour, Pascal Berthier, Beaujolais, copyright BKWine Photography

Fleurie 2012 Les Roches, Domaine Lucien Lardy,

A so called natural wine but still a typical Beaujolais. No sulphur, no filtration, fermented with the natural yeast. Ripe fruit and plums. I quite like it.

Fleurie Lucien Lardy Les Roches

Fleurie Lucien Lardy Les Roches, copyright BKWine Photography

Brunello di Montalcino 1990, Casteillo Banfi

A superb Brunello with perfect maturity. Smooth and silky.

Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi, Tuscany

Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi, Tuscany, copyright BKWine Photography

Château La Mission Haut Brion 1981, Graves

Is there such a thing as a perfect wine? For a Bordeaux-lover like me, this La Mission Haut Brion comes very close. Probably this was the perfect time to drink it, after 34 years (might as well say that when you only have one bottle). Mature but still with typical Bordeaux aromas and no dried fruit. Still fresh, albeit with very soft tannins.

Chateau la Mission Haut Brion, Graves, Bordeaux

Chateau la Mission Haut Brion, Graves, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

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