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2015 Château de Pommard Clos Marey-Monge Monopôle, Prime Burgundy Pinot Noir


Rating: 92/100

Concerning the Clos Marey-Monge

Clos Marey-Monge acquired its title again in 1795 when Nicolas-Joseph Marey and Émilie Monge, the son and daughter of eminent French the Aristocracy, fell head over heels in love.

Positioned over the heights of the Pommard village, the Clos Marey-Monge, a walled winery which is the unique property of Château de Pommard (a Monopole) is made of seven distinct terroirs used to assemble this Pinot Noir.

The 7 sub-section of the winery, referred to as Simone, Chantrerie, Les Paules, Grand Champs, 75 Rangs, Micault, and Émilie, function distinct soils and microclimates.

Grapes from every terroir are hand-picked, fermented and barrel-aged individually, saved aside for 18 months. In the summertime, almost two years after harvest, the ultimate mix is made, assembling every of the 7 components in exact proportions.

General Tasting Impressions

A full and relatively highly effective Pommard Pinot Noir wine, crammed with gorgeously-ripe fruity goodness, of the cooked and dried fruit sort resembling cooked apple and prune complemented by the extra anticipated and acquainted recent bitter cherry and pink berry tones.

A great deal of spices and beautifully built-in oak make for a dry, juicy, spicy and considerably savory complete, but a spherical, pretty full-bodied expertise for a pink Burgundy.

The everyday expression of a decent, exact and considerably rustic Pommard, delivered with the abundance of a heat classic, and the finesse from a wonderfully properly executed winemaking.

Full Tasting Notes

This Pommard pink is available in a relatively darkish pink hue for a Burgundy Pinot Noir, properly dense to the core and crammed with brilliant pink barely brown hues to the rim.

The nostril is pungently fruity and spicy altogether. Surprisingly, and positively, that is the pretty heat 2015 classic being expressed. Tthe fruit character and aromas we’re experiencing right here is certainly one of warming ripe fruit resembling plum, almost prune, darkish blackberry, and bitter cherry liqueur.

Though, freshly floral violet flower scents and an abundance of white pepper notes make sure the fragrant profile stays vigorous and recent. Juniper and honeysuckle, clove, delicate vanilla and spiced caramel present immense depth and complexity to a pleasant scent.

The palate is tender and charming, dry and crammed with a vibrant acidity that makes the strawberry liqueur taste resonate with the plum and candy spices for a vigorous complete. Tannins are clean at first however develop right into a velvety, barely edgy granulous end. It will definitely smoothen up additional with ageing.

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Julien Miquel

Château de Pommard Clos Marey-Monge Label Photographs

2015 André Macionga Cuvée Schneider ‘KamaNima’ Rotwein, Pfalz


Rating: 93+/100

André Macionga, a German sommelier, named 2013 «sommelier of the 12 months» F.A.Z. and 2017 «host of the 12 months» within the Gault & Millau information has at all times had a ardour for diving into the world of flavors.

With chosen winegrowers, Andre makes and sells wine he likes to drink and advocate.

Kamanina is made by Markus Schneider within the Pfalz area of Germany, from a mix of Blaufränkisch, Syrah, and Portugieser aged in oak barrels, deciding on a number of the finest barrels of the property.

Total Tasting Impressions

A shocking piece of winemaking this crimson wine is!

It incorporates a highly effective and managed fruity expression. The ability of crimson berry ripeness supplies a sweet-tasting really feel of gorgeously ripe fruit, however saved contemporary and full of life by the acidity.

The plain oaky notes are right here to serve the entire, augmenting it with spices and layers of depth.

Totally easy and vibrantly fruity, Kamanima delivers many layers of complexity in an absolute stability, at all times on the salivating and pleasurable aspect of issues, for an utterly-interesting and pleasurable tasting expertise.

When to Drink?

It IS definitely pleasurable to drink now, that includes nice stability, complexity and depth already. But, all its parts, the acidity and the dense silky tannic construction, that is additionally a wine constructed to age and enhance for a few years.

If you happen to’re in search of extra profound forest ground tones, and a tempered fruity expression, give it one other Three to five years, 10 to 15 if you happen to’re affected person sufficient. The wine will definitely have developed even additional character and uniqueness by then.

Full Tasting Notes

This German crimson is available in a reasonably dense and darkish crimson shade. A darkish crimson to the core and an intense crimson with hues of purple to the rim. Trying youthful and concentrated.

Odor the wine, and also you’ll discover a deep and fascinating nostril. Beautiful and pungent notes of contemporary however ripe crimson berries are dominant. Blackberry, darkish crimson berry, and a touch of strawberry jam include well-integrated oaky tones of wooden smoke and vanilla. Clearly there’s a sense of spiciness, black pepper and chili, tobacco and a touch of forest ground including an intriguing depth and a way of seriousness to an in any other case delightfully fruity fragrant profile.

The palate is totally comfortable and easy, tasting like a cloud of beautiful jammy crimson berries and darkish cocoa flavors. It’s a black forest cake, with out the burden and the sweetness, and augmented by oaky vanilla and peppery spices. Dry with a stable acidity, the wine could be very balanced by an oily texture and silky tannins.

A optimistic savory bitterness develops in direction of the end, with salivating vegetal tones like biting right into a cinnamon stick, all on the pleasurable aspect although and including character and uniqueness to the tasting expertise.

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Julien Miquel

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Schneider KamaNima Label Photographs

2015 L’Esprit de Château Pennautier Cabardès, Languedoc


Rating: 90/100

This Languedoc pink by Lorgeril, produced on their Chateau de Pennautier property within the small Cabardès appellation close to Carcassonne, is a mix of 60 % Syrah and 40 % Merlot.

Every grape selection was vinified individually, earlier than an ageing of 12 to 18 months in French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes

This Languedoc pink is available in a fairly darkish pink colour, with a really darkish pink to the core and a vibrant clear darkish pink and purple hues to the rim.

The nostril is aromatic and vibrant as effectively, dominated by ripe pink berry notes, but contemporary ones. Raspberry and blackberry clearly come to thoughts because the dominant fragrant options, whereas lifted mintiness and white pepper spiciness add some thrilling piquancy to the odor.

Some candy spices, clove, nutmeg, in addition to hints of vanilla and caramel, an total sense of well-integrated oakiness present a tempting sweetening depth.

Put the wine in your mouth, and it satisfies with a lot smoothness, velvety and comparatively mushy tannins coat your style buds, whereas an oily physique present additional richness to the feel. That is backed up opulent plum, jammy peach, and combined berry jam flavors. Punchy and spicy on the flavors, but not overly highly effective, retaining a way of magnificence.

From the mid-palate on, a crisp acidity kicks in, delivering a way of fruity freshness, and making the pink berry taste style brisker and fewer cooked. It comes additionally, surprisingly, with a burst of warming alcohol, for an explosion of many layers of flavors to the end: mint, pepper, berry jam, smoky oak and darkish cocoa, all making for a moderately lengthy and sophisticated end.

General

A strong Languedoc wine, mushy and clean at first, but surprisingly vibrant from a crisp acidity.

The general focus in tannins, acidity, alcohol and aromas is the standout characteristic, along with a really attention-grabbing spectrum of flavors and aromas.

When to Drink?

Give the wine 2-Three years to succeed in additional steadiness and magnificence, and mood what already seems like a well-made, intriguing and characterful wine.

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Julien Miquel

L’Esprit de Château Pennautier Label Photographs

Horst Sauer & André Macionga Es Ist Wie Es Ist 2015 Cuvée, Franken, Germany


Rating: 90/100

André Macionga, a German sommelier, named 2013 «sommelier of the yr» F.A.Z. and 2017 «host of the yr» within the Gault & Millau information has all the time had a ardour for diving into the world of flavors.

With chosen winegrowers, André makes and sells wine he likes to drink and advocate.

The vineyard Weingut Horst Sauer, within the Franconian city of Escherndorf and one of the crucial awarded in Germany (2017 Gault Millau ‘winegrower of the yr’) created this fifth version of the ‘Est Ist Wie Es Ist’ wine with this 2015 classic, as part of the André Macionga Cuvée Assortment.

Tasting Notes

This German white is available in a moderately intense amber-yellow shade, shiny and clear, however with a shocking darkish yellow with orange and golden hues shade for a younger wine.

The nostril confirms we’re right here with a wine made with ripe white grapes and a frivolously oxidative profile, moderately than a youthful grassy and reductive one.

There’s a wealth of layered tropical fruit aromas, dried pineapple and ripe mango, some blond raisin with floral honey and beeswax tones. Add refined candy spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, with a touch of white pepper. The profile of a late harvest wine however delivered with class and restraint. The wine appears to open up over time and develop its taste. Open half hour previous to serving.

The palate reveals a really tender and spherical wine, with a recent and crisp acidity balanced by a spherical physique and solely hints of residual sugars.

Flavors bursts in your mouth with intense pineapple and ginger, some litchi and elderflower. Clearly considerably like a late harvest or a botrytis wine like a Sauternes however delivered in a dry-style and fresh-tasting profile.

Silky phenolics amplify the general nice impression of smoothness. They evolve in direction of the end right into a slight oaky bitterness, just like the imperceptible and gratifying bitterness of caramel, and a salivating salty really feel. I assume there’s a sense of salty buttery caramel style to this wine, though once more, delivered on a dry background.

The end may be very lengthy and layered, opulently full of oak, candy spices, honey and wax, and beneficiant tropical notes.

Total

A shocking but very gratifying white wine, clearly coming with its personal rather-unique type. Wealthy and ripe within the fruity flavors it presents, it has clearly been rounded up and complexified by an plentiful barely oxidative oak therapy. The result’s utter-smooth and layered but retaining freshness and finesse in its expression.

A wine to expertise then that is…

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Julien Miquel

André Macionga Es Ist Wie Es Ist Label Pictures

2015 Caractères André Lurton ‘Initiales’ Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux


Rating: 89/100

Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux crimson from the Haut-Medoc space is available in a reasonably darkish crimson colour for the model, trying comparatively dense and intense.

The nostril is pungently fruity and options highly effective vanilla aromas. Darkish cherry, blackberry and recent raspberry notes present a vigorous fruity really feel to the fragrant profile, whereas hints of toast, caramel and the vanilla add generosity and enchantment. Spicy white pepper and chili are clearly to be smelt too.

The palate is comfortable and reasonably oily at first, fairly clean, though grippy and edgy tannins kick in from the mid-palate on and grip your style buds o the end, considerably in a typical Bordeaux wine trend. Strong salivating acidity nicely balanced by a round-enough physique.

Once more, flavors are beneficiant, fruity and wealthy from ripe berry characters mixed with spherical oaky notes.

Total

A well-made, ripe, generously fruity and spicy Bordeaux wine, approachable in model, but delivering layers of sentimental roundness and a lovely spiciness.

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Julien Miquel

André Lurton Initiales Haut-Médoc Label Pictures

2015 Lorgeril Chateau de Pennautier Terroirs d’Altitude Cabardès, Languedoc

Score: 91/100

This Languedoc red by Lorgeril, produced on their Chateau de Pennautier estate in the small Cabardès appellation near Carcassonne, is a blend of Cabernet Franc 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 20%, Cot 5%, Syrah 30%, and Grenache 10%.

Each grape variety was vinified separately, before an ageing of 14 months in French oak barrel, half of which were new and half used (1 to 3 years).

Tasting Notes

This Languedoc red comes in a pretty dark red color, that makes itself noticed for its intensity as soon as you pour the wine into your glass. Very dark to the core, and vibrant red to the rim, perhaps with hints of purple.

The nose feels, at first, both deep and lively. Lively fruity ripe red berry notes of blackberry and blackcurrant, augmented and freshened up by raspberry notes. These fresh fruit aromas are almost dominant to the nose, although they are nearly matched by tone of earthiness, like clay, some forest flour character, as well as earthy black pepper spices.

The palate throws pungent and surprising flavors of mint at first, followed by a big burst of punchy ripe and jammy red barriers, strawberry jam mixed with raspberry and blackberry coulis. Significant depth and complexity are brought in seriously as well, through a myriad of spicy peppery notes, both green and black pepper, but also nutmeg and clove, some cardamom too. A sense of sweetness backing up the fruit is also provided by subtle oaky notes of vanilla and sweet caramel.

Dry the wine is, with a sense of savoriness overall, to the finish especially, together with ashy tones. But tannins are quite dense and smooth, and accompanied by a solid body, although controlled and balanced for powerful yet pleasant whole that feels quite elegant.

Overall

A very well made red wine, balanced, powerful and characterful, delivering very precise and clean/clear flavors of fruit, with a wealth of food-friendly savoriness from clovy and peppery spices. Generous, dry, opulent yet controlled all at the same time, this young wine pleases and surprises by the precise expression of its own terroir it holds.

A young wine it feels likes. Although pleasing already, the slightly edgy tannins will benefit from a year in bottle, and it built-in complexity that resides in this Cabardès red should amplify and benefit from a 1 to 5 years cellaring.

Enjoy 🙂

Julien Miquel

Chateau de Pennautier Cabardès Label Images