Donnerstag, 27. November 2008

Mondovino tasting notes

Argentina

Bodega Catena / Mendoza
1. Malbec 05
bit overripe flavors, very smooth tannins, on midpalate bit alcoholic. 
2. Cabernet Sauvignon 02
simple ,but good.


Australia 

Penfolds
3. Thomas Hyland Shiraz 05
typical, Australian sweet fat flavors, soft tannins, bit alchoholic, good.
4. BIN 2 Shiraz / Mouvedre 06
spicy, good structure, ok.
5. BIN 128
fruity, spicy, after a while overripe flavors and some volatile aroma components


Chile

Vina Ventisquero
6. Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 08
reductive, green, hints of exotic flavors, ok on palate
7. Carmenere Reserva 06
green, eucalytus, good tannins, good length.
8. Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 06
extremly fruitforward, extract sweetness!!, good structure and length, very good !!
9. Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 06
fruity, smooth tannin structure, very good !!
10. Grey Carmenere 06
hints of green flavors, but typical for variety, good length, very good.


Germany

Weingut Prinz von Hessen / Rheingau
11. Riesling H trocken 07
simple, fruitforward, good acidity.
12. Riesling QBA trocken 07
good balance, 7 g RS, ok.
13. Riesling Johannisberger Klaus
show good minerality, very distinctive, very typical.
14. Riesling Auslese sweet
good acid structure but rather few flavors on the nose.


France

Champagne Deutz
15. Champagner Brut Classic
brioche, good mousseux, good length.

Champagne Pol Roger
16. Champagner Vintage 99
white bread flavors, good but short.

Champagner Roederer
17. Champagner Brut Premier 
brioche, buttery, mousseux and length very good.

Chapoutier / Cotes du Rhone
18. Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bernadine
smokey oak flavors, Brett, rather short and flat.


Italy

Fattoria Zerbina / Emiglia Romagna
19. Ceregio Sangiovese Superiore 06
very simple, ok.
20. Marzieno Ravenna Rosso 03
acetone, no tannin structure, alcoholic.

Frescobaldi / Tuscany
21. Chianti Castiglione 06
simple, but shows good cherry flavors on the nose, good.
22. Tenuta di Castiglione 06
spicy, good tannins, but bit alcoholic.
23. Chianti Nipozzano Riserva 05
bit volatile and Brett!!
24. Mormoreto 05
overripe flavors, very dry tannins, short.

La Brancaia / Tuscany
25. Tre 06
simple, ok.
26. Chianti Classico 05
Brett .. nothing else!
27. Il Blu 06
smoky, smooth tannins, good lenght, ok.


Austria

Weingut Willi Bründlmayer / Kamptal
28. Sekt Brut 05
coarse mousseux, fresh, ok.
29. Grüner Veltliner Käferberg 07
soapy, typical Löss GV.
30. Riesling Heiligenstein 07
good acid structure, just few flavors in the nose, not very "loud".
31. Riesling Lyra 07
typical Löss RR, no minerality.
32. Riesling Heiligenstein Alte Reben 07
Löss flavors on the nose, good acidity, rather high RS.

Weingut Hannes Hirsch / Kamptal
33. Riesling Zöbing 07
bit soapy, plastic flavors, short.
34. Riesling Heiligenstein 07
bit reductive, good acid structure.
35. Riesling Gaisberg 07
fragile but typical flavors on the nose, rather high RS, good acidity.
36. Grüner Veltliner Lamm 07
fat, good length, shows ripe yellow apple flavors on the nose, good.

Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg / Kamptal
37. Grüner Veltliner Grub 07
bold, complex aromas on the nose, good length, very good!

Weingut Bernhard Ott / Wagram
38. Grüner Veltliner am Berg 07
fruity, peach and honey melon flavors, rather simple on the palate.
39. Grüner Veltliner Der Ott 07
fruitforward, good length, ok.
40. Grüner Veltliner Rosenberg 07
voluptuous nose, good extract, good length, very good.
41. Riesling Von Rotem Schotter 07
very typical nose, stone fruits, peach, good acid structure, good length, very good.


Spain

Bodegas Paixar / Bierzo
42. Bodegas Paixar 05
oxidative, indifferent structure, bit alcoholic, unbalanced.

Clos Galena / Priorata
43. Galena 05
slight Brett falvors, acetone, loads of oak, high alcohol.
44. Clos Galena 05
acetone, smooth tannins, bit alcoholic.

Ebano / Ribera Duero
45. Ribera der Duero Crianza 05
fruitforward, extract sweetness, good tannin structure, very good.

Valminor / Ribera Duero
46. Albarino 07
fruity, good acidity, but rather simple and short.


South Africa

Thelema / Stellenbosch
47. Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 07
very typical nose (for South African SB), good acidity.
48. Chardonnay 06
good acid structure, oak very well integrated.
49. The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon 05
eucalyptus, mint, cool flavors on the nose, good tannin structure, perfectly balanced, very good!!


United States

Fetzer Vineyards / California
50. Chardonnay Valley Oaks
good nose, oak, high RS.

Gallo Vineyards / California
51. Sauvignon Blanc Dancing Bull 06
bit phenolic, simple.
52. Chardonnay 06
oak flavors, simple, extract sweetness. ok.
53. Chardonnay Sonoma Selection 07
fat, oaky, typical Californian CH,
54. Laguna 05
pure vanilla flavors, fat, bold wine.

I had some more Austrian wines but ... you know!

Kommentare:

  1. Danke für deine tasting notes. Sehr hilfreich und informativ. Wäre auch gern hingefahren, hatte aber leider andere Termine.

    Janik

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  2. Hallo Janik,

    danke für deine Rückmeldung. Bei der Mondovino war wirklich ganz schön viel los, was aber auch nicht verwunderlich ist, bei den vielen Weinen aus aller Welt die man kosten kann.
    Franz

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