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Chateau Cantelys blanc 1988

Intense and aromatic white Bordeaux scoring 90 points. Find out more here.

Le Macchiole 2008

100% Cabernet Franc proves to be a colour monster…

Loucký klášter

Loucky Monastery, Znojmo, Czech Republic

Petaluma Chardonnay 2005 review.

Petaluma Chardonnay 2005 cork in a great shape.

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Plozza Sforzato di Valtellina 2006 rating

Plozza Sforzato di Valtellina 2006 rating

Wine maker: Plozza; Wine: Sforzato di Valtellina; Vintage: 2006 Winespoint rating: 92/100 Sforzato represents a wine made similarly as Amarone. Grapes are displayed on a wooden rusting and require certain time to dry up. The process fills the wine with more concentration and the final product is also of a higher alcohol volume. This 2006 SforzatoContinue Reading

Emile Clément Champagne rating

Emile Clément Champagne rating

Emilé Clement Champagne Cuvée Privilége, Vintage: non-vintage Winespoint rating: 79 Tasted: 01/2013 This wine was a bargain. Not often you can find a champagne for EUR 11.50,- right? So how did it go? Well,… Light yellow colour yet with a luscious and delicate moose. The color remains to be okay, did not expect more. OnContinue Reading

Paleo Rosso 2008 rating

Paleo Rosso 2008 rating

Paleo Rosso 2008 Le Macchiole vineyard Bolgheri region in Italy Variety: Cabernet Franc 100% Winespoint rating: 94/100 reviewed: 05/2013 This wine immediately attracts you. Its dark color reminds me of some new world or Rhone wines. On the nose you face deep aromas of fruits with a unique characteristic of Italian wines like big Brunellos.Continue Reading

Chateau Cantelys blanc 1988 rating

Chateau Cantelys blanc 1988 rating

Chateau Cantelys blanc 1988 Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Winespoint rating: 90/100 reviewed: 09/2013 Chateau Cantelys belongs to the wine range of famous Chateau Smith Haut Laffite, Pessac – Leognan region in Bordeaux. Chateau Cantelys 1988 shows elegant style of a white Bordeaux. The color is goldenish yellow with a great deal of buttery nuances whichContinue Reading

Chateau Margaux 1987 rating vs. Chateau Segonnes Margaux 1985 rating

Chateau Margaux 1987 rating vs. Chateau Segonnes Margaux 1985 rating

There are very few big wines in the world considered the real stars. Chateau Margaux from Margaux region in Bordeaux, France is indisputably one of them. So what does it taste like? This is my 3rd experience with Chateau Margaux and because we had the opportunity to compare this benchmark wine with another wine fromContinue Reading

No Man’s Land KOMETA rating 2008

No Man’s Land KOMETA rating 2008

No Man’s Land KOMETA, vintage 2008, Trakiska Valley, Bulgaria, production (2008) 7262 bottles. Winespoint rating: 90/100 Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; Alc. by Vol.: 14.5%. Fruity and full-bodied. Dominant flavors of blackberries, sweet nose followed by vanilla and chocolate taste. Spiciness and slightly tannic still but I do not mind. The wine is kind of aContinue Reading

Chateau Clarke rating – Vertical testing 1983,1994,1995, 1998.

Chateau Clarke rating – Vertical testing 1983,1994,1995, 1998.

Vertical tasting of Chateau Clarke, Listrac-Medoc, Bordeaux France. Vintages: 1983,1994,1995,1998 (Picture: in order from left). Date: 06/2013 Chateau Clarke 1998 rating: 87/100 Chateau Clarke 1995 rating: 90/100 Chateau Clarke 1994 rating: 89/100 Chateau Clarke 1983 rating: 91+/100 1998: Feels well matured and perhaps already past the peak. However still approachable and drinkable. On the nose and palate woodContinue Reading

Semillon 2008 Boekenhoutskloof rating

Semillon 2008 Boekenhoutskloof rating

Semillon 2008 Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek South Africa  Winespoint rating: 93/100 Nose – pronounced and full, fresh lemon salty butter and vanilla custard pudding with bananas, apricots , lemons. Complex on the nose. On the palate medium dry with medium (great) acidity with medium alcohol and medium + body (almost full ). Its sweeter on the noseContinue Reading

Chassagne-Montrachet 2007 Joseph Drouhin rating

Chassagne-Montrachet 2007 Joseph Drouhin rating

Chassagne-Montrachet, 2007, Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France Price: EUR 45  Winespoint rating: 92/100 buttery, lemony, balanced Joseph’s Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet is light in color yet fresh, well developed and full bodied. Great nose full of fruits – apples, banana, pears, bit of summer flowers, rounded with vanilla, crème brulle taste with nice lemons around it. It isContinue Reading

Petaluma Chardonnay 2005 rating

Petaluma Chardonnay 2005 rating

Chardonnay, 2005, Petaluma, Piccadilly Valley, Australia Winespoint rating: 91+/100 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay consistently reaches scores starting at 90 points. It is one of the chardonnays that if you like French ones particularly from Cote d’Or region you would be surprised how this one resembles to them. Although it is a new world wine it offersContinue Reading

Chateau Bellegrave 1998 Pomerol rating

Chateau Bellegrave 1998 Pomerol rating

Chateau Bellegrave 1998 Pomerol Bordeaux France Winespoint rating: 92+ Chateau Bellegrave belongs to family Bouldy since 1951 when it was acquired by them. For their vineyards more gravel in the soil compared to other areas of Pomerol is typical. It is worthy to mention the gravel since you will face it in your glass. ThisContinue Reading

Chateau Latour 1991 rating

Chateau Latour 1991 rating

Chateau Latour, 1991, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France Winespoint rating: 97/100 delicious, bold, harmonious After opening needs time yet the wine is already a monstrously big on structure. Aromas will appear and develop –  see the comment later on. First impression – the tannins are simply described huge. Once the glass is empty the flavors rise upContinue Reading

Chablis Domaine de Vaudon 2005 Joseph Drouhin rating

Chablis Domaine de Vaudon 2005 Joseph Drouhin rating

Joseph Drouhin, Chablis, Domaine de Vaudon, 2005, Burgundy, France Winespoint rating: 90/100 Once poured it says “hello” with its mellow yellow buttery color. On the nose it meets you with light butter hints packed with lemons, easy bread tones all with the typical steely character of a solid Chablis. It is comfortably balanced with aContinue Reading

Meursault Jacques Prieur 1988 rating

Meursault Jacques Prieur 1988 rating

Meursault, Clos de Mayeray,Jacques Prieur, 1988, Burgundy, France Winespoint rating: 93/100 Golden color demanding its respect. Mellow, delicious, rounded and well balanced wine. Excellent. This Meursault from Jacques Prieur is greatly balanced and delicious, can hold for couple more years but I would approach it now as it is in a great condition. Attractive acidityContinue Reading