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by ANDREAS LARSSON & MARKUS DEL MONEGO

w w w. t a s t e d j o u r n a l . c o m

KoSHER

CORSica LOIRE
SPIRITS jura

Turk...
THE BLIND TASTING
C O N D I T I O N S
A
ll wines will be blind tasted by category (wine style, country of origin, region, ...
DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - KOSHER /

KOSHER
92|Amphorae - Makura Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Galilee - Israel
AL ...
CORSICA
92|Domaine De La Punta - Cuvee Balianu 2010

Vin De Corse
AL - Medium ruby with a rather high viscosity. The nose ...
DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - CORSICA • LOIRE /

84,5|Domaine

Lazzarini 2010
Vin De Corse
AL - Developed ruby/ta...
86|Maison Ackerman - Le Master 2012
89|Chateau La Variere

Les Melleresses 2011
Bonnezeaux
AL - Golden color. Very sweet
a...
DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - LOIRE /

84,5|Maison Ackerman - Ambrosa NV

Cremant De Loire
AL - Pale straw colour...
SPIRITS
LIQUEURS
89,5|Domaine Mavela - Alimoncellu NV

Corse - France
AL - Fresh and vibrant lemon/lime nose, intense pala...
DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - SPIRITS /

88|Compass Box - Spice Tree NV

91,5|Rhum Desilver - St Barth NV

83|Ber...
Chamlija tastedjournal
Chamlija tastedjournal
Chamlija tastedjournal
Chamlija tastedjournal
Chamlija tastedjournal
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Chamlija tastedjournal

  1. 1. by ANDREAS LARSSON & MARKUS DEL MONEGO w w w. t a s t e d j o u r n a l . c o m KoSHER CORSica LOIRE SPIRITS jura Turkey h u n g a ry
  2. 2. THE BLIND TASTING C O N D I T I O N S A ll wines will be blind tasted by category (wine style, country of origin, region, appellation, variety/ blend, vintage) in the highly professional tasting rooms of caveCO in Essen, Germany. For professional blind tastings the environment is as neutral as possible, with various environmental factors which must be strictly controlled in order to guarantee perfect tasting conditions: the location, temperature, humidity of the air, air pressure, noise, smells, colours, and last but certainly not least, the light. These criteria are in place at caveCo’s tasting facilities, located in the isolated basement of the building. The room temperature oscillates around 20°C (+/-2°C), the humidity of the air is permanently controlled and if necessary adjusted. All parameters are registered at regular intervals. Noise is strictly forbidden in order to avoid any nuisance that could interrupt the tasters. Thanks to the location disturbing sounds from outside are mostly excluded. It is paramount that the tasting room remains a neutral place in terms of smell, to ensure this the room is aired frequently. As for the light, each individual tasting cabin is equipped with a daylight light bulb, assuring perfect and constant light conditions. The tasting rooms are alarm secured hence only employees and other authorised personal have access to the location. The wines are stored in temperature controlled wine cabinets set at the appropriate temperature for the category of wine. The individual tastings cabins are strictly isolated from one another, so that the tasters cannot see the other participants tasting notes or comments. The tasters cannot see the preparations of the tastings, nor the bottles. The wines are served to the tasters directly by staff and each wine is identified by a corresponding number. This number is matched to the sample number of the wine. If ever one or both tasters express a doubt on the overall quality of a wine (corked, oxidised,…) the second sample of the wine will be re-tasted by both sommeliers. Shall the second bottle represent the same default, the producer will be informed and the comments will not be published. All the other comments will be published in TASTED Journal. Each wine will be commented by both sommeliers and will receive a score by both of them (on a 100 point scale), as well as an average score. However, the tasting notes will never be shortened nor otherwise altered. Each deviation rate of more than 5 points between the two tasters will lead to a discussion and, if required, to a second tasting to confirm or refute their first impressions. 93,5/100 Nikka - Taketsuru 21 Years Old Japan 92/100 Yoichi 15 Years Old Japan L’ABUS D’ALCOOL EST DANGEREUX POUR LA SANTÉ. À CONSOMMER AVEC MODÉRATION.
  3. 3. DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - KOSHER / KOSHER 92|Amphorae - Makura Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Galilee - Israel AL - Dark purple colour. Modern nose of new oak, spices, vanilla, black plum, cassis, cherry and tobacco. Very good grip on the palate, high concentration and well balanced extraction. Masses of dark spicy fruit, good drinkability despite high concentration. Long, lingering and spicy finish. Highly potent. 93 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Well structured and concentrated nose, blackcurrants and blackberries, mild spices and a hint of roasted flavours. On the palate well structured with good weight and length. 91 92|Amphorae - Makura 2008 Galilee - Israel AL - Dark ruby/ purple colour. The nose is young, modern and vibrant with notes of toasted oak, vanilla, cardamom, cherry and cassis. Good grip on the palate, emphasis on fruit but with good weight and density. Fresh and juicy mid palate, long finish, still young and highly potent. 92 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Well structured and concentrated nose, vanilla, dark chocolate, black cherries, blackcurrants and blackberries, mild spices and a hint of roasted flavours. On the palate well balanced with mild tannins, well structured with good weight and length. 92 90,5|Flam winery - Flam Cabernet SauvignoN RESERVE 2010 Reserve - Galilee - Israel AL - Dark ruby/purple core. The nose is sweet, ripe and intense with hints of cassis, plum, blackberry and roasted notes. Good grip and structure, packed with dark fruit, a refreshing herbal spiciness, polished tannins and long lingering finish. 91 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and black center. Elegant but intense nose with distinct oak influence, vanilla, ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, almost smoky notes in the background. On the palate well balanced with good weight and length, quite complex finish. 90 90|Amphorae - Makura Merlot Barbera 2008 Galilee - Israel AL - Intense dark ruby core. The nose is still young and intense, high ripeness, modern new oak, spices and dark cassis, blackberry, cherry notes. Good structure and a tannic backbone, fine volume and plenty of dark fruit. Fine spices and dark fruit on the aftertaste, still with a slight hint of tannin on the finish, but well made, long and potent. 90 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with mature berry fruit, hints of mild spices, discreet smoky notes. On the palate well structured and balanced with good weight and length. 90 88,5|ChAteau Trigant 2010 Pessac-Leognan AL - Young, dark ruby purple color. Quite ripe dark fruit, roasted notes. Still young with pronounced smokiness and oak. Good balance on the palate, fresh and vibrant fruit, cassis and plum notes, fine tannins in the background, fairly long and roasted finish. 89 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Opulent nose with excellent fruit, plums and blackberries, mild spices, vanilla, roasted flavours and a hint of dark chocolate. On the palate well structured with firm tannins and convincing length. 88 88|Domaines Bunan - BeLouve 2011 Provence - Cotes De Provence AL - Medium deep ruby red color. Sweet and ripe nose with notes of cassis, red cherry, herbs and dry spices. The palate is quite full, rounded texture with a good freshness and hints of fresh berries and a herbal spiciness, good length and warmth on the finish. 88 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with distinct fruit, blackberries, black cherries and juicy mulberries. On the palate well structured with distinct fruit, hints of minerality and firm tannins, well structured weight and length. 88 87,5|Chateau Du Courneau 2011 Bordeaux - Margaux AL - Young, medium deep ruby red colour. The nose is floral with notes of red berries, dry spices, cedar wood, tobacco and discreet oak. The palate has medium weight, polished and fresh with attractive fruit and fairly long finish. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with elegant flavours reminiscent of toasted oak, vanilla, mild spices, blackberries and blackcurrants. On the palate well balanced with elegant oak influence and rather good length. 88 87|ChaTeau Tour Baladoz 2008 Bordeaux - Saint Emilion AL - Deep ruby core with some evolution on the rim. The nose is showing roasted notes, oak, earth, dark plum and tobacco. Medium bodied, rounded palate with a soft texture and rather fine length. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with balmy flavours, elder berries, blackcurrants and hints of black cherries and mild spices in the background. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length. 87 86,5|ChAteau Bois CarDon 2010 Bordeaux - Medoc AL - Dark color. Rather young, the nose is classic with hints of red and dark berries, cassis, herbs and cedar wood. Firm backbone on the palate, a herbal spiciness but ripe tannin, juicy dark fruit, good length. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and black center. Intense nose with closed character, hints of red peppers, blackcurrants and mild spices, minerality in the background. On the palate well structured with good balance, medium weight and length. 86 85,5|Flam winery - Noble 2008 Galilee - Israel AL - Dark ruby core. Dark berries, cassis, herbs and peppery notes. The palate is classically built with a high acidity and a firm backbone, quite elegant fruit, a herbal spiciness and rather long finish. 85 MDM - Dark purple red with garnet red hue and black center. Balmy aromas in the nose, mild spices, vanilla, slightly dried fruit and hints of leather and red peppers in the background. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, hints of dark berries and red peppers in the finish. 86 84,5|ChAteau Roc Saint Jacques 2011 Bordeaux - Puisseguin Saint Emilion AL - Medium deep ruby red. Young nose of sweet plum, aniseed and dry spices. Light palate with a fresh acidity, red berries and average length. 83 MDM - Dark purple red with garnet red hue. Opulent nose with jammy character, mature berry fruit, almost balmy hints. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, balmy notes in the finish. 86 84|Chateau De l'Anglais 2011 Bordeaux - Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux AL - Medium deep ruby red. The nose is young and raw with notes of fresh berries, spices and asphalt. Medium bodied palate with red fruit a high acidity and young tannin, medium long finish. 84 MDM - Dark purple colour with violet hue. Elegant nose with mature black berry fruit, hints of blackcurrant, on the palate medium weight and length. 84 83|ChAteau Haut Breton Larigaudiere 2010 Crus Bourgeois - Bordeaux - Margaux AL - Dark ruby red colour. The nose is sweet and quite ripe with notes of crushed berries, plum, spices and some roasted notes. Juicy palate with a firm backbone and young tannin. Fresh, slightly dry finish. 83 MDM - Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black center. Nose with aromas reminiscent of fresh truffles , undergrowth, discreet berry fruit. On the palate medium weight and length, licorice in the finish. 83 W H I T E W I N ES 88,5|Cave De Ribeauville Gewurztraminer - VENDANGES MANUELLES 2012 Alsace AL - Very aromatic and floral nose with notes of flower, dry spices, stone fruits and honey. Round and opulent palate, well balanced with juicy fruit and a long, round finish. 89 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Elegant and aromatic nose with hints of mature lychees, white Roses, pineapple and tropical fruit. On the palate aromatic with hints of honey and floral notes, medium weight and length. Discreet sweetness in the finish. 88 86|Cave De Ribeauville Pinot Gris VENDANGES MANUELLES 2012 Alsace AL - Pale color. Rather sweet nose of plum, honey and stone fruits. Nicely rounded palate, slightly sweet with opulent fruit and rather good length. 86 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Clean nose with elegant fruit, hints of Mirabelle, honey and ripe hazelnuts. On the palate discreet sweetness, well balanced with medium weight and length. 86 86|William Fevre 2009 Chablis AL - Young nose with hints of vanilla, nuts, citrus and minerals. Dry, firm and fresh palate, good structure and length. 87 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Nose initially closed with almost reductive hints, slowly opening up, flint stone and ripe apple, pear and a hint of lemon peel. On the palate well structured with distinct minerality, medium weight and length. 85 85,5|Cave De Ribeauville Riesling VENDANGES MANUELLES 2012 Alsace AL - Clear and pale color. Very aromatic and grapey nose with hints of fresh grapes, lemon and stone fruits, bone dry with a good bite and fresh finish. 85 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with elegant but rather restrained fruit, hints of citrus peel, fresh apple, ripe apricot. On the palate well structured with distinct acidity, medium weight and length, well balanced. 86 85,5|Vignobles La Coterie Muscat KOSher 2006 Vallee Du Rhone - Mevushal AL - Light golden color. Slightly evolved nose of dry fruits, raisins and orange zest. Rounded, warm and sweet palate with a light finish. 85 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Opulent nose with intense floral notes. White lilies, honeysuckles, Muscat and orange peel. Hints of green flavours in the background. On the palate well structured with slightly floral character, distinct sweetness, good weight but medium length. 86 84|Cave De Ribeauville Pinot Blanc VENDANGES MANUELLES 2012 Alsace AL - Pale color. Rather aromatic with notes of stone fruits, generous palate, young fruit, a crisp acidity and a fresh vibrant finish. 84 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with restrained fruit and distinct minerality. Very discreet fruit. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, crisp acidity and discreet fruit. 84 82,5|Cave De Ribeauville Sylvaner VENDANGES MANUELLES 2012 Alsace AL - Gently aromatic with hints of green apple, pear, citrus and a fresh, rather light palate, crisp and refreshing with a fruity finish. 83 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with hints of hazelnuts and ripe Mirabelle, lemon zest and a hint of minerality. On the palate clean and well balanced. A refreshing, rather easygoing white. 82 Rose 86|Domaines Bunan Moulin Des Costes 2012 Provence - Bandol AL - Partridge eye colour. Pure nose with notes of red citrus, red berries, pear and mild spices. Good structure on the palate, grapey and fruity with a medium to long finish. 86 MDM - Onion peel colour. Discreet nose with hints of minerality, restrained fruit. On the palate medium weight and length. 86 p. 3 84,5|Domaine De La Petite Roche 2012 Cabernet d'Anjou AL - Light strawberry color. Intense nose of red berries, herbs, gooseberries and citrus. The palate is slightly sweet with citrusy notes and a herbal spiciness, pleasant, fruity and off dry finish. 83 MDM - Bright but lively rose colour. Discreet nose with hints of red currants and raspberries. On the palate elegant sweetness with juicy fruit and medium length. 86 84|Chateau Maime - ROSE AOC 2012 Provence - Cotes De Provence AL - Pale copper colour, the nose is young and vibrant with notes of citrus, apple, pear and red berries, rather light body with a vibrant freshness, quite lingering finish, well balanced. 85 MDM - Pale onion peel colour. Clean nose with pleasant fruit, cranberries and red currants, hint of pear drops in the background. On the palate clean and crisp with medium weight and length. 83 83|Eclat de Diamant Gris NV Pays d'Oc  AL - Pale copper colour. The nose is young and discreet with hints of citrus, pear, quince and fresh grapes. The palate is on the lighter side with a fresh acidity, a gentle bitterness and medium length. 82 MDM - Pale onion peel colour. Clean nose with restrained fruit, discreet notes of cranberries in the background. On the palate clean and crisp with medium weight and length. 84 S pA R K L I N G 89,5|Laurent-Perrier - Cuvee Rose NV Champagne - Rose AL - Rather deep rose color. Rich and vibrant nose with a red fruitiness, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla notes. The palate is generous and fruity with a creamy texture, good mousse and long fruity finish. 89 MDM - Elegant rose colour. Very elegant fruit, raspberries and hints of red currants, Morello cherries and hints of minerality. On the palate fruity, strawberries and raspberries, elegant minerality, crisp aciditiy, excellent mousseux. 90 88,5|Laurent-Perrier - Brut NV Champagne AL - Pale straw color. The nose is young with some roasted notes, apple, pear, quince and some hints of the yeast. Medium bodied palate, nice mousse, good length and finish. 88 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Clean nose with elegant aromas reminiscent of freshly baked brioche, hints of vanilla, ripe pear, lemon peel and a touch of minerality in the background. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, good mousseux and discreet fruit. 89 85|Champagne Louis de Sacy GRAND CRU KOSHER NV Rosé - Mevushal AL - Pale rosé colour, copper nuance, young bubbles, the nose is discreet with hints of apple, pear, almond and pink grape, medium bodied palate, good freshness and bite, medium to long, creamy finish. 85 MDM - Pale rosé colour with orange hue. Clean nose with restrained fruit and distinct minerality. On the palate distinct minerality. 83 82|Louis De Sacy - Brut GRAND CRU KOSHER NV Champagne - Mevushal AL - Pale color. A rather young nose of citrus and green apple, some nutty notes in the background. Quite light palate with a high and marked acidity, young fruit and a light finish. 81 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Typical nose with rather discreet fruit but distinct minerality. Hints of star fruit and pear. On the palate distinct co2, medium weight and length, minerality in the finish. 83 S W EE T W I N ES 86,5|ChAteau Bastor Lamontagne 2009 Sauternes AL - Golden Colour, pure nose, rather elegant fruit, quince, pear and pineapple, medium bodied with a fine degree of freshness, some citrus-bitter notes and medium to long finish. 87 MDM - Bright golden yellow colour with green hue. Clean but rather closed nose, discreet fruit, pineapple and peaches. On the palate opulent sweetness, well balanced with hints of acidity, medium weight and length. 86
  4. 4. CORSICA 92|Domaine De La Punta - Cuvee Balianu 2010 Vin De Corse AL - Medium ruby with a rather high viscosity. The nose is ripe, resembling a red burgundy with notes of raspberry, cherry, apricot and fine spices. The palate has nice volume and weight, fine and silky texture, elegant sweet fruit, fine spices and a very long, sexy finish. Very nice and complex! 92 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Nose with elegant but persistent aroma, toasted flavour, hints of vanilla and dark chocolate, backed by succulent fruit. On the palate well structured with length and depth. Good ageing potential and complexity. 92 90|Domaine Lazzarini - NV Muscat du Cap Corse (white) AL - Bright pale colour. The nose is fresh, aromatic with notes of fresh grapes, spices, candied citrus and dried pineapple. The palate is moderately sweet with excellent fruit and purity, nice spicy notes and a long, lingering finish. 90 MDM - Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose with hints of orange blossoms, orange peel, candied oranges, ripe peaches and apricots, floral notes and aromatic herbs in the background. On the palate well balanced with elegant sweetness, aromatic finish and good length. 90 90|Clos Poggiale 2011 Vin De Corse AL - Medium-deep ruby red colour. The nose is expressive with sweet fruit, apricot, dark berries, sweet spices and praline. The palate is fairly dense with grainy tannin, juicy dark berries, blackberry, spices and a long, juicy finish, attractive fruit and excellent drinkability. 90 MDM - Dark purple red colour with violet hue. Aromatic nose with hints of stewed blackberries, fresh mulberries, discreet floral notes. On the palate well structured with medium weigh but good length. Discreet fruit but elegant minerality on the finish. 90 DOMAINE DE LA SORBA 2011 Cuvee Sebastianu Costa Ajaccio 89 AL - Light ruby color. The nose is fine and spicy with hints of candied orange, apricot, raspberry, clove and cardamom. The palate has a good density but soft texture, quite pinot-like with very nice sweet fruit, fine spices and long, soft finish. Very fine drinkability. 89 MDM - Dark ruby red colour. Opulent nose with intense spiciness, reminiscent of white pepper, cloves and vanilla. Morello cherries and plums in the background. On the palate well structured with medium weight and almost good length, firm tannins and almost complex finish. 89 88,5|Domaine Comte Peraldi CuvEe Clemence 2011 Ajaccio (white) AL - Light golden colour, fresh. Vibrant and tropical nose of apricot, pineapple, with some creamy notes of yoghurt, roasted nuts and fine oak. The palate is quite full, nice layers of fruit, a fresh acidity, rounded texture and long finish. 88 MDM - Bright golden colour with green hue. Clean nose with hints of pyrotechnical notes, pear and peaches, hints of lemon peel, ripe apricots and almost floral notes, orange blossoms in the background. On the palate well structured with aromatic length and creamy texture. 89 88|Domaine Vico - Collection 2012 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Light golden color. Fragrant and pure nose of yellow fruit, ripe lemon and minerals. The palate has good weight and extract, lingering flavours, mouth-watering acidity and good length. 88 MDM - Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose with hints of mild spices and candied orange peel, apricots in the background. On the palate juicy and well balanced with medium weight and almost good length. 88 85,5|Muscadellu NV CLOS LUCCIARDI 2011 Signora Catalina Cuvee Particulière - Vin de Corse 87,5 AL - Medium deep ruby red. The nose is aromatic and musky with spices, candied fruit and red berries. Medium-bodied structure, hints of sour cherry, vanilla, clove and pepper, pronounced but balanced tannin, good freshness and decent length. 88 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Elegant nose with sweet fruit, morello cherries and raspberries, discreet hints of chocolate in the background. On the palate well structured with juicy fruit, well balanced tannins and well structured medium length. 87 88|Domaine Pero Longo - Lion De Roccapina 2011 Sartene AL - Medium to deep ruby with a purple tinge. Fresh red and dark berries on the nose. The palate has a fairly dense but soft structure, juicy fruit, a mild spiciness, good freshness and a long finish, good potential. 88 MDM - Dark purple red colour with violet hue. Elegant and persistent nose with aromas reminiscent of wild berries, blackcurrants, plums and mild spices. On the palate well structured with juicy fruit, well balanced tannins and rather good length. 88 87|Domaine Pieretti - MARINE 2012 Coteaux du Cap Corse (white) AL - Pale colour and a green tinge, vibrant nose of lime, lemon, herbs and ripe pear, the palate has a good bite, fresh and mouthwatering with medium weight, juicy green fruit and a fairly long finish. 88 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Clean nose with crisp aromas reminiscent of citrus fruit, green peaches, lemon peel, a hint of tropical fruit in the background. On the palate crisp and clean with medium weight and length. 86 87|Domaine De La Sorba 2012 Ajaccio AL - Light ruby colour. The nose displays sweet red berries and dry spices, the palate has medium weight, a quite soft texture, juicy red berries and a supple finish. 87 MDM - Ruby red colour. Clean nose with distinct minerality, aromas reminiscent of morello cherries, dark chocolate, blackberries and hints of mild spices. On the palate well balanced, touch of acidity, well integrated tannins, medium weigh and length. 87 86,5|Clos Venturi 2012 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Young pale colour with a hint of green. Some notes of citrus, chamomile and herbs on the nose. Medium weight on the palate, some herbal and zesty notes, ripe pear, good mouth-watering freshness, good length and finish. 87 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue. Clean nose, slightly mineral character, rather discreet fruit. On the palate crisp and fresh with discreet fruit and minerality, good structure and balance with medium length. 86 86|Domaine Pasqua - Chardonnay NV Ile de Beaute (white) AL - Light golden colour. The nose is rather intense, warm and aromatic with hints of dried fruit, grapes and spices. The palate is off dry with a good freshness, ripe yellow fruit and a grapey aftertaste. 86 MDM - Intense golden colour. Discreet nose with hints of floral notes, orange blossoms, caramel, vanilla and candied lemon peel. On the palate well structured, off dry character, with balanced sweetness and medium length. 86 Corse (Sparkling) AL - Pale, green tinged colour. The nose is pure, intense and aromatic with hints of fresh grapes, lemon zest and yellow fruit. The palate is lightly sweet with a bright freshness a creamy mousse, zesty flavours and fairly long aftertaste. 86 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with distinct minerality and elegant Muscat flavour. On the palate crisp and refreshing with excellent balance of acidity and sweetness, medium weight and length. 85 85,5|Domaine Comte Peraldi CuvEe Du Cardinal 2010 Ajaccio AL - Light ruby red colour. Sweet red berries, cherry, clove, pepper and vanilla. Medium weight on the palate, pronounced tannin, sweet red fruit and dry spicy notes, nice fruit, still a bit youthful and restrained on the finish. 85 MDM - Dark garnet red colour. Clean nose with balmy notes of black cherries, dark chocolate and vanilla. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length, firm tannins in the background. 86 85,5|Terra Nostra CuvEe Ancestrale 2010 Vin De Corse AL - Medium deep ruby with a purple flush. The nose is pure with hints of blackberry and cassis. The palate is rather full but softly textured with good freshness, vibrant fruit and medium long finish, good drinkability. 86 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Nose with hints of dark berries, blackberries but also some raspberries, sweet brioche, vanilla and caramel. On the palate firm tannins, slightly dryish finish, medium weight and length. 85 85|Domaine Giacometti CRU DES AGRIATES CuvEe Sarah 2012 Patrimonio (white) AL - Pale straw colour. The nose is clean and youthful, citrus, butter and almond. The palate has medium weight, good degree of freshness, restrained fruit and medium length. 85 MDM - Straw yellow colour. Nose with restrained fruit and intense minerality, earthy character. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length. Rather restrained aroma. 85 85|Clos Lucciardi - CuvEe Signora Catalina 2012 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Young pale colour with a green tinge. The nose offers some wild herbs, green apple, lemon zest, medium weight on the palate, good freshness and juicy fruit, medium long aftertaste, good drinkability. 85 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with distinct minerality, hints of citrus fruit and candied lemon peel, green apple in the background. Mint and aromatic herbs in the background. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, restrained fruit and distinct minerality. 85 84,5|Clos Poggiale 2012 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Very pale color . Youthful, pure and neutral nose, hints of lemon and green apple. Clean, light and refreshing palate with some herbal notes and a fresh, light finish. 84 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue. Fruity nose reminiscent of pear drops, candied pear, citrus fruit and lemon peel, hints of tropical fruit in the background. On the palate clean, medium weight, discreet fruit, medium length. Pleasant and fruity. 85 84,5|Domaine Terra Vecchia - Albaria 2012 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Youthful and pale colour. The nose is young and pure with notes of lemon zest, green apple and herbs. The palate is on the lighter side, refreshing with zesty flavours and some herbal notes on the finish. 84 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue. Discreet fruit, minerality and hints of lemon zest. On the palate clean, medium weight, discreet fruit, medium length. 85 84,5|Clos Venturi 2012 Vin De Corse AL - Medium deep pink color. Fresh nose with notes of blood orange, citrus and pear. The palate has medium weight and a fine zesty bite, refreshing and medium long finish. 85 MDM - Rose colour with orange hue. Clean nose with mature berry fruit, raspberries and red currants. Hazelnuts in the background. On the palate clean and well balanced, with medium weight and length. 84 84,5|Clos Capitoro 2011 Ajaccio AL - Light ruby red colour. Jammed berries on the nose, some spicy and musky notes. The palate has medium weight, rather pronounced tannin and dry spices on the finish. 84 MDM - Dark ruby red colour. Clean nose reminiscent of stewed cherries, mild spices and aromatic herbs. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, firm tannins. Slightly rustique style. 85
  5. 5. DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - CORSICA • LOIRE / 84,5|Domaine Lazzarini 2010 Vin De Corse AL - Developed ruby/tawny color. The nose has some buttery notes, dried fruit, spices and leather. The palate is rather robust with dried fruit flavours, pronounced tannin and medium length. 84 MDM - Dark garnet red colour. Clean nose with balmy notes, hints of butter and dried fruit, vanilla and toasted flavours. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length. 85 84|Domaine LA Villa AngelLi CuvEe Don Pasquale 2012 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Pale straw colour, the nose is pure with notes of lemon and lime zest, pear and herbs. The palate is on the lighter side but with good purity, freshness and drinkability. 84 MDM - Bright yellow colour with green hue. Mineral and earthy nose, hints of yellow fruit eg pears and quinces. On the palate well balanced, lighter style but pleasant to drink. 84 83,5|Domaine Pero Longo SerenitEe 2012 Sartene (white) AL - Pale colour, the nose is rather youthful and closed, some hints of citrus, nuts and green apple, rather light palate, some nutty notes, fresh with a light finish. 83 MDM - Bright yellow with straw yellow hue. Clean nose with restrained fruit and distinct minerality, hints of vanilla and oak spices. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length. 84 83,5|Domaine Vico Collection 2011 Vin De Corse AL - Light to medium purple colour. The nose is fresh with reed and dark berries, a hint of wood and vanilla. The palate is rather soft, yet with a tannic backbone, high acidity, hints of dry wood and spices on the finish, medium length 84 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with aromas reminiscent of cherries and wild berries. On the palate medium weight and length with dry tannins in the finish. 83 83,5|Clos Lucciardi CuvEe Signora Catalina 2011 Vin De Corse AL - Medium deep ruby colour. Aromatically still young and restrained, some notes of red and dark berries, light to medium weight, high acidity and young tannin, nice red fruit but a bit firm and restrained. 83 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Very closed character, needs time to open up, restrained fruit, red berries. On the palate well structured with firm tannins and medium length. 84 83,5|Clos Venturi Chiesa Nera 2011 Vin De France AL - Youthful ruby/purple. Very fresh and raw nose of crushed berries and some spicy notes. Medium weight on the palate, fresh berries, dry spices and a light finish. 83 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean and spicy nose with pleasant fruit, slightly smoky notes in the background. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length. 84 83|Clos Poggiale 2012 Vin De Corse (Rose) AL - Pale Rose colour. Youthful and pure nose with notes of pear, apple and red citrus. Fresh and crisp palate, on the lighter side with some spicy notes on the finish, light aftertaste. 83 MDM - Pale Rose colour. Clean nose with restrained fruit and discreet minerality. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length, neutral but refreshing style. 83 83|Domaine De Lischetto Pinot Noir 2011 Vin De Pays de l'Ile de Beaute AL - Developed ruby red colour. Slightly musky and grapey nose with jammed berries and dry spices. Rather light palate with hints of cedar wood and fresh grapes, fresh with a light finish. 83 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with aromas reminiscent of stewed cherries and wild berries. On the palate medium weight and length with dry tannins on the finish. 83 82,5|Clos Venturi 2011 Vin De Corse AL - Young dark ruby red. The nose offers some lactic notes, butter and crushed berries. Medium weight on the palate, slightly protruding tannins, fresh berries and a young restrained finish. 82 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Nose with lactic components, hints of spices and restrained fruit. On the palate firm tannins, slightly dryish finish, lacks length. 83 82,5|Coste Caserone Suleone 2011 Vins De France AL - Orange color. Rather musky and perfumed nose with hints of orange zest, spices and vermouth. Light palate, slightly sweet, tastes like an aperitif or vermouth. 82 MDM - Amber colour with Rose hue. Aromatic nose, herbs and mild spices. On the palate discreet sweetness. 83 82|Clos Venturi Chiesa Nera 2011 Vin De Corse (white) AL - Light golden colour. Candied pineapple and vanilla on the nose, quite soft and creamy palate with medium weight and a light finish. 82 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Clean nose, hints of caramel, vanilla and brioche dough. On the palate caramel and vanilla, round and soft. 82 82|Domaine De Granajolo CuvEe Monika 2011 Porto Vecchio AL - Light ruby/tawny color. Sweet nose of dried fruit, leather and spices, the palate is light, a bit on the drier side with dried fruit on the finish. 82 MDM - Ruby red colour. Clean nose but lacks expression. On the palate medium weight and length, with dryish tannins in the finish. 82 LOIRE W H I T E W I N ES 93,5|Domaine De Montgilet Les Trois Schistes 2010 Coteaux De l’Aubance AL - Deep golden colour. Intense nose of mineral, tropical fruit, honey, spices, pastry, nuts and pineapple. Excellent grip on the palate, high sweetness backed up by a bright freshness, multi layered flavours, yellow fruit, honey and fine spices. Very long and unctuous finish. 94 MDM - Dark amber colour. Complex nose with elegant character, linden blossoms, honey, elder flowers, lemon peel and dried apricots. On the palate well structured with opulent sweetness, well balanced with acidity, excellent length. 93 93|Chateau De Fesles 2010 Bonnezeaux AL - Bright golden colour. Very multi layered nose of saffron honey, candied fruit, apricot and spices, wonderful grip on the palate, sweet intense and fresh with layers of fruit, mouth-watering freshness and a very persistent finish, well built and complex. 93 MDM - Intense golden colour. Opulent but elegant and persistent nose, dried and fresh apricots, candied orange peel, discreet spiciness, orange blossoms in the background. Vanilla and mild spices. On the palate opulent, pure and well balanced with good length. 93 92,5|Chateau Soucherie 2010 Coteaux Du Layon Chaume AL - Golden color. Very intense nose of honey, crEme brûlee, apricot, spice and pastry. Very intense and sweet palate with an unctuous texture, layers of sweet yellow fruit balanced by a bright freshness. Long, intense and opulent finish. Very good. 92 MDM - Dark golden colour. Clean nose with aromatic structure, acacia honey, pear and pear peel, candied pear and candied orange peel. On the palate opulent but balanced sweetness, elegant acidity, good weight and excellent length. Convincing quality. 93 CHATEAU LA VARIERE 2011 Les Guerches 91,5 Quarts De Chaume Blanc AL - Deep golden color. Very intense nose of honey, apricot, dried grapes, saffron and spices. The palate is lusciously sweet, backed up by a vibrant freshness, layers of glazed fruit, apricot, unctuous structure and a long, lingering finish. 92 MDM - Dark amber colour. Opulent and complex nose with aromas reminiscent of roasted almonds, honey, white lilies, white nougat and dried apricots and raisins. On the palate well structured with elegant botrytis aroma, good weight and length. 91 91|Chateau De Passavant Jarret De Montchenin 2010 Anjou AL - Bright light golden colour, almond, pear and honey on the nose, discreet toastiness. Medium weight, bone dry with a bright freshness, discreet fruit, toasty notes and a long clean finish. 90 MDM - Bright golden colour. Discreet nose with creamy texture, hints of vanilla and slightly balmy notes. On the palate well balanced with good structure and weight, excellent length. 92 90,5|Les Vins Du Domaine Du Closel Clos Du Papillon 2011 Savennieres AL - Bright and light golden colour. Some mineral notes, butter, almond and ripe pear on the nose. Quite intense and lingering flavours on the palate, mouth-watering freshness, ripe pear and quince, good length and a fresh mineral aftertaste. 91 MDM - Bright golden colour. Opulent nose with hints of quinces, pears and lemon peel. Discreet minerality in the background. On the palate creamy texture, well structured, good weight and length. 90 p. 5 90|Domaine Du Clos De l’Epinay 2009 Vouvray AL - Bright and pale color. Lemon, lime and some grapey notes. The palate is off dry with good intensity, persistence and freshness, young fruit, ripe citrus, honey and quince on the aftertaste, fine length too. 90 MDM - Almost pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with distinct minerality, hints of quinces, hazelnuts in the background. On the palate well balanced with elegant sweetness and distinct minerality. Good length. 90 90|Henri Bourgeois La Bourgeoise 2011 Sancerre AL - Pale straw colour. Aromatic and pure nose, some zesty lemon/lime notes, some flinty notes, and a hint of stone fruit. Good bite on the palate, more structure and weight, fine freshness, quite intense flavour and a long, mineral finish. 89 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with distinct minerality, flint stone, slightly pyrotechnical flavours. Apricots and peaches in the background . On the palate well structured with good weight and length. 91 90|Chateau De Passavant Les Greffiers 2010 Coteaux Du Layon AL - Bright golden colour. Intense and sweet nose of fruit skin, pear, nuts and honey. Quite sweet palate with a good level of acidity, rather persistent and intense finish, fine sweetness and fruit without heaviness, long persistence. 90 MDM - Dark golden colour. Clean nose with opulent aroma, honey, candied pear and orange peel. Roasted almonds in the background. On the palate opulent but balanced sweetness, elegant acidity, good weight and length. Convincing quality. 90 89,5|Damien Laureau Le Bel Ouvrage 2011 Savennieres AL - Light golden colour. Rather sweet nose, ripe stone fruit, honey, mineral and almond paste. Good grip on the palate, bright freshness, pear, quince and nutty notes, fine length and a certain complexity. 90 MDM - Bright golden colour. Quite closed character, honey, roasted almonds, yellow stone fruit. On the palate creamy texture, medium weight but good length. 89 89,5|Domaine Bernard Petit Et Fille 2012 Pouilly Fume AL - Pale straw color. The nose is fresh and flinty with hints of grass, lemon and lime. The palate is bone dry with a fresh, firm structure, and a good intensity of flavour. Crisp, mineral and long finish. 89 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with hints of grapefruit and gooseberries, discreet minerality and almost flints notes. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and good length. 90 89,5|Chateau De Villeneuve Les Cormiers 2011 Saumur AL - Light golden colour. Sweet nose of stone fruits, pineapple, ripe citrus and grape. Good bite and freshness, medium weight with elegant fruit, some mineral notes and a good length. 89 MDM - Bright yellow colour with green hue. Clean and elegant nose with restrained fruit, hint of melon, Mirabelle and a hint of white blossoms. On the palate well structured with medium weight but good length. Freshness on the finish. 90 89|Domaine Du Vieux Vauvert Demi-sec 2012 Vouvray AL - Bright pale color. Young nose of citrus, herbs, pear and quince. A slight hint of sweetness, lemony acidity, medium weight and a good length. 88 MDM - Bright yellow colour. Elegant nose with hint of citrus fruit, lemon peel, discreet minerality. On the palate well balanced with elegant sweetness and hints of minerality. Juicy finish. 90
  6. 6. 86|Maison Ackerman - Le Master 2012 89|Chateau La Variere Les Melleresses 2011 Bonnezeaux AL - Golden color. Very sweet and ripe nose with some development and nutty, grilled, candied fruit aromas. The palate has a very high caramelized sweetness, glazed pear and nutty notes, mild acidity and a rather long, sweet finish. 88 MDM - Dark golden colour, amber hue. Rich nose with aromas of canned pears, dried raisins and apricots, honey and balmy notes. On the palate opulent sweetness, botrytis aroma, good weight and good length. 90 87,5|Loic Mahe Equilibre 2010 Savennieres AL - Light golden color. Honey on the nose, citrus and quince. Very bright freshness, some nutty and toasted notes, elegant stone fruit, good length, rather mineral and firm style. 89 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Ripe nose with slightly phenolic expression, ripe quinces and apples in the background. On the palate hint of minerality, medium weight and length, soft acidity in the background. 86 87,5|Domaine Roblin Matthias Et Emile Ammonites 2011 Sancerre AL - Pale straw color. Rather aromatic with herbs, chamomile, lime, lemon and some mineral notes. Good grip on the palate, light to medium weight but good freshness and quite long persistence. 87 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Aromatic nose with hints of minerality, ripe grapefruit and hints of gooseberries. On the palate well structured and balanced with medium weight and good length. 88 87,5|Domaine De Montfort Saveurs d’Antan 2011 Saumur AL - Dense and deep colour. The nose is ripe and rather opulent with dark berries, cassis, aromatic herbs, pepper and fine oak. Good grip on the palate, chewy dark fruit, present but ripe tannin, good weight, freshness and a long, intense finish. 89 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and black center. Extracted nose with ripe berries, well structured. On the palate well structured, firm and demanding tannins, medium length, drying out in the finish. 86 87,5|Chateau De Montgueret Le Petit Saint Louis 2012 Coteaux Du Layon AL - Light golden colour. Pure nose of fruit skin, pear, melon and almond. Off dry - medium sweet palate with pleasant fruit, good freshness and medium length. 87 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Elegant nose with hints of white blossoms, ripe apricots, pear and mild spices. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length, elegant acidity and fine sweetness. 88 87|Chateau De Fesles Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AL - Pale yellow with a green hue. Fresh nose of lemon, lime, herbs and pear. Good grip, some zesty flavours, light structure but fairly long finish. 86 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Hints of green apple and fresh citrus fruit, lemon peel in the background. On the palate well balanced with crisp character, good mouthfeel and medium length. 86 La Chapelle - Vieilles Vignes 2011 Anjou AL - Light golden color. Rather ripe nose of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus. Some nutty and gently roasted notes, good freshness, medium weight, some roasted and nutty notes, medium to long finish. 87 MDM - Bright golden colour. Fine nose with restrained fruit and distinct minerality, hints of hazelnuts and honey. On the palate medium weight and length, well structured. 87 86|Domaine De Rocheville - La Dame 2011 87|Chateau De Tracy 2012 Pouilly Fume AL - Very bright and transparent color. Aromatic nose of herbs, grass, lime, lemon and some mineral notes. The palate is on the lighter side but with a good freshness and rather persistent flavors. Fine length, discreet and elegant style. 86 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Typical Sauvignon Blanc flavour with hints of grapefruit, gooseberries and kiwi. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, crisp acidity but restrained fruit. 88 85,5|Loic Mahe - Les Fougeraies 2011 Savennieres AL - Light golden colour. Slightly evolved fruit aromas, citrus, almond and butter. The palate is on the lighter side, good freshness but discreet fruit, medium length. 85 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Quite mature style, restrained fruit. On the palate distinct minerality, medium weight and length, distinct acidity in the background. 86 87|Domaine Roblin Matthias Et Emile - Origine 2012 Sancerre AL - Very pale colour. Rather aromatic nose with some flinty and mineral notes, citrus, lime and green apple. Good bite on the palate, zesty and fresh with young fruit, a light structure but good length. 87 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with hints of flint stone, citrus fruit, lemon peel and green apple. On the palate grapefruit and hints of minerality, medium weight and length. 87 87|Claude Lafond - La Raie 2012 Reuilly AL - Pale color. Young and bright aromas of citrus, lime, herbs, mint and pear. Medium weight, well balanced and fresh with young fruit, zesty flavours and a fairly long finish. 86 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with hints of mint, flint stone, grapefruit and kiwi. On the palate clean and crisp with medium weight but good aromatic length. 88 86,5|Domaine Du Clos De l’Epinay Grande Reserve 2009 Vouvray AL - Pale colour. Almond, citrus and green apple on the nose. Rather light palate with some sweetness, fresh, zesty and vibrant with a medium to long finish. 86 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with distinct minerality, hints of citrus fruit and quinces. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and length, sweetness in the finish. 87 86,5|Damien Laureau Les Genets 2011 Savennieres AL - Young light golden colour. Creamy, buttery and nutty nose with ripe pear, quince and honey. Medium weight, goof bite and freshness, quite intense finish with some roasted nutty notes. 87 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Opulent nose with slightly ethereal character, honey and ripe yellow fruit. On the palate well balanced with hints of vanilla and roasted aromas, medium weight and length. 86 86,5|ChAteau du Coing de Saint Fiacre - Comte De Saint Hubert 2010 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AL - Pale straw colour. Pure nose of lemon, lime, melon and some yeasty, nutty notes. Good grip on the palate, medium weight, bright freshness, zesty fruit and a long, clean finish. 87 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean but discreet nose, restrained fruit and hints of minerality, aroma reminiscent of melon and lime. 86 86,5|Domaine Joseph Mellot Cuvee Des 500 Ans 2012 Sancerre AL - Young pale yellow with a green hue. Fresh nose of grass, herbs, lemon and lime. The palate is rather light but with good freshness and bite, lemony and flinty finish. 86 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with hints of grapefruit and gooseberries and a touch of minerality. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and rather good length. 87 Saumur AL - Light golden color. Some evolved notes, butter, cream, almond and nuts. The palate has good bite, a hint of bitterness, medium weight and a warm, rather long finish. More nutty than fruity style. 85 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Aromas reminiscent of hazelnuts and honey, quinces and balmy notes. Quite mature. On the palate creamy texture, medium weight and length. 87 85,5|Grand Fief De La Cormeraie 2011 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AL - Pale and transparent colour. Some mineral notes, citrus, apple and melon notes. Very light palate but with good freshness and length. 84 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue. Clean fruit, melon and green apple, hints of citrus fruit in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with distinct minerality and a well structured medium length. 87 85|Moulin De Chauvigne - Clos Brochard 2012 Savennieres AL - Pale straw colour, rather discreet nose, citrus and almond. The palate is on the lighter side with a good freshness, discreet fruit, some nutty notes and a medium persistence. 84 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant citrus fruit, hints of minerality, Mirabelle in the background. On the palate crisp and well balanced. Refreshing light style. 86 85|Chateau De La Gravelle 2012 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AL - Young and pale color. Pure nose of lemon zest, yeast, and some mineral notes. The palate is fresh and vivid with light body and medium length. 85 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Discreet fruit, melon and lemon, hints of green apple. On the palate medium weight and length. 85 85|Domaine Michel Redde Et Fils La Moynerie 2011 Pouilly Fume AL - Very pale colour. The nose is youthful and restrained, light fruit, citrus, chamomile and herbs. The palate has a good freshness but light structure, some lemony notes and hints of melon, light but with a good length and freshness. 85 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Light style with discreet flavour. On the palate crisp with medium weight and length. 85 84,5|Chateau Soucherie - Blanc Ivoire 2011 Anjou AL - Pale colour, fresh nose of almond, melon, citrus and nuts. Good grip on the palate, fresh with young fruit, citrus and a medium length. 85 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with discreet fruit, hints of lemon peel, melon and hazelnuts, discreet minerality. On the palate juicy, medium weight, discreet fruit, crisp acidity and medium length. 84 84,5|Chateau Du Coing De Saint Fiacre 2012 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AL - Bright and pale colour. Fresh and vibrant nose with citrus, green apple and some mineral notes. Light and fresh palate young fruit, citrus, almond and medium length. 84 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue. Clean fruit with hints of citrus fruit and star fruit. On the palate pleasant and dry with refreshing acidity and medium length. 85 84,5|Balland Emile - Le Grand Chemin 2011 Coteaux Du Giennois AL - Pale color. Fresh nose of herbs, grass, lemon and lime. The palate is light and fresh with some grassy and zesty flavours, light structure but decent length. 84 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant nose with aromatic character, mint, grapefruit peel, aromatic herbs. Clean and crisp with fresh acidity, medium weight and length. 85 84|Domaine Chatelain - Harmonie 2012 Pouilly Fume AL - Young pale color. Youthful and discreet nose of lemon peel and green apple. Very light palate, fresh and zesty but with little fruit and a moderate length. 83 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Discreet flavour, reminiscent of citrus fruit and chalky minerality. On the palate mint and aromatic herbs, crisp acidity, medium weight and length. 85 84|Ampelidae - Le S 2010 Vienne AL - Pale straw colour. Some evolution, grassy notes, lime and melon. Rather light palate, fresh and crisp with a light finish. 83 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Discreet flavour, reminiscent of melon and citrus fruit. On the palate discreet aromatic herbs, crisp acidity, medium weight and length. 85 83,5|Chateau Du Cleray 2012 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AL - Very pale color. Neutral nose with a hint of citrus. Very light palate, good freshness but light fruit, structure and finish. 81 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue. Clean fruit with hints of water melon, citrus fruit and distinct minerality. On the palate pleasant and crisp with refreshing acidity and medium length. 86 83,5|Domaine Chatelain Les Charmes 2011 Pouilly Fume AL - Pale yellow with a green tinge. The nose is young, fresh and light with some hints of lemon, lime herbs and green apple. The palate is on the lighter side, some herbal notes, lime and a fresh acidity, medium length. 83 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Minerality upfront, discreet citrus fruit in the background. On the palate medium weight and length, lacking fruit in the finish. 84 83|Joseph Mellot Le Troncsec 2012 Pouilly Fume AL - Pale yellow with a green tinge. Rather aromatic with melon, apple, pear and some nutty notes. The palate has a hint of bitterness, rather fresh with medium weight and a light finish. 82 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Quite neutral character, little flavour expression. On the palate medium weight and length with restrained aromatic character. 84 SP A R K L I N G 89,5|Bouvet Ladubay - Tresor 2009 Saumur AL - Pale straw colour. Rather intense nose with some nutty and buttery notes, ripe citrus and some stone fruit notes. The palate has a good grip, fresh and bright with a creamy mousse some nutty notes and a fine length. 89 MDM - Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with fine fruit, lemon peel, fresh peaches, hazelnuts and notes of minerality. On the palate well structured with good weight and length, fine mousseux. 90 87|Bouvet Ladubay - Excellence NV Cremant De Loire AL - Pale straw colour with young lively bubbles. Rather fruity nose with hints of citrus and pineapple. The palate has medium weight, rather dry with a good sense of freshness, young zesty fruit, a young creamy mousse and medium to long finish. 86 MDM - Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose with hints of elder blossoms, fresh citrus fruit, green hazelnuts, touch of vanilla. On the palate well balanced with medium weight but good length, elegant finish with fine mousseux. 88 85,5|Lacheteau - Brut NV Cremant De Loire AL - Young, pale and watery colour. Fresh fruit, apple, pear and citrus on the nose. Medium weight, creamy mousse, and a fresh finish. 85 MDM - Pale yellow colour. Pure character, elegant fruit, star fruit, pear and apple, hints of citrus fruit. On the palate well balanced with almost floral notes, medium weight and length, good mousseux. 86 85|Domaine De La Paleine 2010 Cremant De Loire AL - Pale straw colour with a young mousse. Fresh nose of citrus, green apple and almond. Rather light palate with a crisp acidity, young mousse, zesty fruit and medium length. 84 MDM - Bright yellow colour. Clean nose with aromas reminiscent of hazelnuts and ripe pear. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, good mousseux. 86
  7. 7. DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - LOIRE / 84,5|Maison Ackerman - Ambrosa NV Cremant De Loire AL - Pale straw colour, rather fine bubbles. Quite intense nose, quince, pear, apple and chamomile. Medium weight on the palate, young bubbles, some bitter notes, young fruit on the finish, moderate length. 83 MDM - Bright golden colour. Ripe pear and apple, melon and apricots. On the palate well structured, slightly phenolic finish, medium weight and length but good mousseux. 86 84|Domaine Du Clos De l’Epinay 2011 Vouvray - Demi-Sec AL - Youthful and pale color. Fresh lemon herbs and quince aromas. Fresh and light palate, good freshness and moderate length. 84 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Clean nose with discreet, rather restrained fruit and discreet minerality. On the palate discreet character with medium weight and length. 84 83,5|Maison Ackerman Blanc De Noirs NV Cremant De Loire AL - Young, pale yellow with a green hue. Green apple, pear and citrus notes. The palate is on the lighter side, soft fruit, tutti frutti and a soft creamy finish. 82 MDM - Pale yellow colour. Discreet fruit, star fruit and apple, hints of lime in the background. On the palate well balanced, aromatic herbs, discreet fruit, medium weight and length. 85 SPARKLING Rose 85|Lacheteau - Brut Rose NV CHATEAU LA VARIERE 2011 La Grande Chevalerie 89,5 Anjou Villages Brissac AL - Fairly dark ruby/purple. The nose is ripe with notes of cassis and cherry with some new oak and spices. Medium weight but dense fruit, crushed berries, crEme de cassis and some smoky roasted notes, quite long finish.89 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Distinct oak flavours, toasted oak, chocolate, hints of coffee, backed by juicy berry fruit, eg blackberry and blackcurrant. On the palate well structured with almost opulent but elegant character, good weight and length. 90 Rose 88|Chateau La Variere - Vieilles Vignes 2011 Anjou Villages Brissac AL - Quite dark purple core. Intense nose of cassis and crushed berries. The palate is fairly dense with some depth of flavour, juicy fruit, soft tannin and a fine length. 88 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Distinct fruit with dark berries, eg blackberry and blackcurrant, hints of ripe red peppers. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, hints of red currants and mature berry fruit in the finish. 88 83|Chateau De Champteloup 2012 88|Chateau De Villeneuve - Le Grand Clos 2010 Cremant De Loire - Rose AL - Light copper colour, vivid bubbles. The nose displays citrus, grape, red berries. Soft palate with creamy mousse, red berries and medium length. 84 MDM - Pale Rose colour. Elegant and pure nose with hints of redcurrants and raspberries. On the palate a hint of brioche, well balanced character with medium weight and length. 86 Cabernet d’Anjou AL - Pale pink colour. Generous nose of tutti frutti and blood orange. Soft, juicy and off dry palate with a light structure and soft finish. 82 MDM - Bright Rose colour with almost orange hue. Pure nose with aromas reminiscent of raspberries, cranberries and a hint of citrus fruit. On the palate well structured with discreet sweetness and medium length. 84 R E D W I N ES DOMAINE DE LA PERRUCHE 2009 Clos de Chaumont Saumur - Champigny 90 AL - Medium deep ruby red. The nose offers some leather, spices and dark berries. Quite dense palate, backbone of tannin, fine spices, good juiciness, freshness and rather long persistence. 90 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Elegant oak spices, toasted oak and hints of coffee, backed by succulent blackberries and blackcurrants. On the palate well structured with balanced tannins, rather good weight and length. 90 Saumur Champigny AL - Quite dark ruby with a purple core. The nose is riper than other examples. Fresh berries and cassis, some new oak, good structure, dense fruit but soft tannin, fresh and lingering finish. 88 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Intense nose, well concentrated, juicy berry fruit. On the palate medium weight and length with juicy finish. 88 88|Chateau De Chaintres - Clos Des Oratoriens 2009 Saumur Champigny AL - Dark purple colour. The nose offers dark plum, cassis and new oak. Medium weight on the palate but quite intense flavour with fresh berries and fine spices. Quite long, still a bit young and restrained. 88 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and black center. Concentrated nose with rather restrained fruit, minerality. On the palate blackcurrant flavour, firm tannins, rather good weight and length. 88 87,5|Sauvion - Dilection 2011 Chinon AL - Young ruby with a purple center. Hints of violet, plum and red berries. Medium weight, some tannic presence, pronounced acidity and freshly crushed berries. Quite long, still a bit young and restrained. 87 MDM - Purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with expressive aromas reminiscent of dark berries, red berries, raspberries and blackcurrants, vanilla and caramel. Discreet notes of stewed berries in the background. On the palate good balance, well structured medium weight and length. 88 87|Domaine Les Pins - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2011 Bourgueil AL - Medium to deep purple ruby. Fresh berries, mild spices and tobacco on the nose. Crunchy palate with crushed berries, some herbal spiciness and rather long persistence. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with restrained fruit, hints of raspberries and elder berries. On the palate smooth, with medium weight and length. Firm tannin structure. 87 87|Domaine De Montgilet - Les Yvonnais 2011 Anjou Villages Brissac AL - Medium deep ruby with a purple core. The nose offers lead pencil, green pepper and red berries. Fresh palate with red berries, discreet spices and fresh, medium long finish. 86 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Distinct blackcurrant and crEme de cassis flavour. Hints of blackcurrant leaves. On the palate clean, delicate acidity, fine tannins, medium weight and length. 88 87|Chateau La Variere - La Chevalerie 2010 Anjou Villages Brissac AL - Quite dark core. Rather sweet fruit on the nose, hints of confiture. The palate has medium weight, notes of cassis and raspberry, soft and rounded with a supple finish and good drinkability. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Ripe berry fruit, berry jam, hints of red peppers. On the palate medium weight and length with balanced tannins. 87 86,5|Domaine La Chanteleuserie Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2011 Bourgueil AL - Medium deep ruby/purple with raspberry caramel/herbs on the nose. The palate is on the lighter side, fresh, rounded and gently spicy with notes of ginger and red berries, good juicy finish. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with discreet fruit, raspberries, blackberries and hints of blackcurrant. On the palate pleasant fruit, medium weight and length. 86 86,5|Domaine De La Guilloterie Les Loges 2011 Saumur Champigny AL - Medium ruby with a blue center. Crushed red and dark berries, some herbal notes. Medium weight, fresh and clean with hints of raspberry, pepper and a medium length. 86 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Blackcurrants and blackcurrant leaves, red peppers, blackberry jam. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, juicy fruit and firm tannins. 87 86,5|Vignoble De La Jarnoterie Cuvee Improvisation 2010 Saint Nicolas De Bourgueil AL - Medium deep purple colour. Fresh nose of red and dark berries. Fine oak and vanilla, juicy medium weight palate, fresh red berries and sweet spices, medium to long finish. 87 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Distinct fruit with blackberry and blackcurrant flavour, berry jam in the background, blackberries. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length, hints of vanilla and mature berry fruit in the finish. 86 86|Domaine Du Petit Bondieu Cuvee Petit Mont 2011 Bourgueil AL - Medium deep purple red. Pure nose of red berries, raspberry, fine spices and leather. The palate has medium weight, quite soft and rounded with a good freshness, gentle spices and medium to long finish. 86 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with fruity flavours, raspberries and blackcurrants, hints of green peppers in the background. On the palate smooth, with medium weight and length. 86 86|Les Hauts De Rocheville Le Roi 2009 Saumur-Champigny AL - Ruby red with some development. Sweet nose of raspberry drops and dry spices. The palate is juicy and fresh with a high acidity, light fruit and medium length. 86 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Ethereal components in the nose, discreet berry fruit, hints p. 7 of blackcurrants. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length. 86 85,5|Domaine Coirier Melusine 2011 Fiefs Vendeens AL - Medium deep ruby red, soft red fruits on the nose, fresh palate, crunchy red fruit, some herbal notes and a medium length. 85 MDM - Purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with aromas reminiscent of vanilla, caramel, raspberries and strawberries, discreet notes of blackberries in the background. On the palate well balanced, rather elegant style, medium weight and length. 86 84|Les Hauts De Rocheville Le Fou Du Roi 2009 Saumur-Champigny AL - Medium deep ruby with a hint of purple. The nose displays fresh red berries, leather and dry spices. Medium weight, slightly robust with high acid and firm tannin in the background, nice fruit, rather long, needs more ageing. 86 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Ethereal, almost volatile components in the nose, covering the fruit. On the palate well structured with medium weight and length. 82 83,5|Vignoble De La Jarnoterie Cuvee Concerto 2010 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil AL - Medium deep ruby/purple. Slightly young nose with notes of lead pencil, ash and red berries. Medium bodied with a firm backbone, juicy acidity and medium long, red fruity finish. 83 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue. Clean nose with discreet fruit, blackberries and hints of blackcurrant. Rather reductive style. On the palate pleasant fruit, hint of red peppers, medium weight and length. 84 82|Vignoble De La Mineraie Vieilles Vignes 2011 Saint Nicolas De Bourgueil AL - Dark ruby/purple colour. The nose has some gamey and leathery notes, dark berries and leafy notes. Quite restrained and tannic palate, medium length, slightly rustic. 82 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Distinct fruit with blackberry and blackcurrant flavour, berry jam in the background, but gamey character. On the palate gamey, medium weight, lacks length. 82 79,5|Chateau De Chaintres 2010 Saumur Champigny AL - Gamey and dusty nose, sweet fruit. On the palate a bit rustic with meaty and dusty notes, slightly dry and tannic on the finish. 81 MDM - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black center. Intense nose with aromas reminiscent of hare, gamey character, in the background dark berries. On the palate firm tannins, distinct acidity and medium length. 78
  8. 8. SPIRITS LIQUEURS 89,5|Domaine Mavela - Alimoncellu NV Corse - France AL - Fresh and vibrant lemon/lime nose, intense palate with a high sweetness, pure fruit, zesty and long finish, enjoyable. 89 MDM - Bright yellow with green hue. Lemon and lime, pure and crisp. On the palate crisp with elegant sweetness and good length. 90 87,5|Domaine Mavela - Liqueur De ChAtaigne NV Corse - France AL - Intense nose, nutty, nougat, chocolate and biscuit. Good intensity, high sweetness, quite long sweet finish. 87 MDM - Dark golden colour with amber hue. Smoky nose, undergrowth and nuts, hints of chestnuts. On the palate well structured aroma reminiscent of chestnuts, medium weigh and length. 88 86,5|Domaine Mavela - Liqueur De Myrte NV Corse - France AL - Some fruity notes, berries and hints of wild herbs. Sweet and intense palate with a drier and spicy finish. 87 MDM - Tawny colour. Slightly spicy, myrtle, on the palate medium weight and length. 86 86|Domaine Mavela - Liqueur De CEdrat NV Corse - France AL - Herbal and minty nose with some resiny notes, lemon and lime. Rather sweet palate, herbal and zesty with a soft finish. 85 MDM - Pale yellow with green hue. Elegant spicyness, aromatic herbs, lemon zest, on the palate well structured with medium weigh and length. 87 85|Francois Peyrot Poire Williams Au Cognac 2013 Cognac - France AL - Very sweet candy-like nose, vanilla and pear drops. Sweet and generous, slightly artificial pear flavour, ice-cream/candy-like. 82 MDM - Dark golden colour. Distinct pear flavour, vanilla and a touch of toasted brioche. On the palate quite aromatic and opulent with florale notes, hints of pear and opulent sweetness, good length. 88 85|Xo creme - Creme De Cognac Chocolat France AL - Viscous brown colour. Nose of chocolate powder, vanilla and nuts. Soft and creamy palate, discreet alcohol, rather sweet and easy-going. 84 MDM - Chocolate colour. Nose with hints of chocolate, toasted flavour, hints of vanilla. On the palate vanilla, caramel, cognac flavour and hints of chocolate. Distinct sweetness and medium length . 86 84|Xo creme - Creme De Cognac Coco France AL - Milky colour with a hint of green. Clear aromas of coconut. Very sticky, sweet and unctuous coconut flavour, sticky and sweet finish. 82 MDM - Pure creamy white colour. Coconut flavour present. On the palate distinct coconut flavour but lacks Cognac characteristics. 86 83,5|Bertrand Uberach - Liqueur Orties Alsace - France AL - Slightly vegetal/herbal nose with some mushroom hints. Sweet palate, some minty notes, soft finish.83 Almost green colour. Quite vegetal flavour, hints of mint and green notes, nettles. On the palate minty with distinct sweetness. 84 81|Xo creme - Creme De Cognac Caramel France AL - Dense, viscous beige color. The nose offers vanilla fudge, chocolate and caramel. Slightly sweet with vanilla and sugar on the finish. 80 MDM - Dark caramel colour. Nose with aromas of burnt sugar, caramel candies. On the palate not well balanced, caramel sticks out, separated from the alcohol components. 82 77,5|Xo creme - Creme De Cognac Vanille France AL - Light beige colour. The nose is fairly neutral, some hints of candy and fudge but not too much vanilla flavour. 77 MDM - Pale ivory colour. Quite discreet nose with restrained flavour, vanilla flavour is not present. On the palate creamy texture, but neither vanilla nor cognac aromas are present. Short and clean. 78 76|Xo creme - Creme De Cognac Cafe France AL - Beige viscous colour. The nose is spicy, peppery and vegetal with little hints of coffee. Sweet and artificial taste, sticky. 72 MDM - Caramel colour. Very "green" coffee flavour, lacks roasted aromas, quite mono-dimensional. On the palate rather caramel than coffee, lacks length. 80 EAU DE VIE 91|Distillerie Mette Spiritueux De Gingembre NV Alsace - France - Spiritueux AL - Very pure and aromatic nose of ginger, citrus and lime, rich and intense palate, spicy and fruity with well integrated alcohol and persistent finish. 90 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Clean nose with distinct ginger flavour, fresh and crisp. On the palate aromatic with elegant character and excellent length. 92 82,5|Distillerie Mette Poire Williams NV Alsace - France AL - Pear aromas, some volatile notes and hints of alcohol, a bit rustic palate, warm and heady finish. 82 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brilliant. Discreet aroma reminiscent of williams pear, hints of acedalehyde. On the palate well expressed flavour of williams pear. More convincing on the palate than in the nose. 83 92,5|The Macallan - Ruby NV 81|Distillerie Persyn 92|Yoichi - 15 Years Old Limari - Chile AL - Slightly spicy nose, some grapey notes, rounded palate with well integrated alcohol, good length, soft finish. 89 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brilliant. Discreet flavour of orange zest and orange blossoms, clean nose. On the palate clean and aromatic with good weight and length, well balanced alcohol. 91 GeniEvre De Houlle Carte Noire NV Nord Pas De Calais - France AL - Some aromatic and spicy notes, a bit discreet, warm and alcoholic palate, some juniper and citrus notes, heady finish. 82 MDM - Pale yellow colour with green hue, brillant. Very discreet aroma reminiscent of aromatic herbs. Rather alcoholic on the palate with sharp finish. 80 90|Distillerie Mette 80|Distillerie Mette 90|Waqar - Pisco Waqar NV Eau De Vie De Prunelle Sauvage NV Alsace - France AL - Nutty and almondy nose with hints of marzipan, warm and spicy palate, well balanced, long warm finish. 90 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Typical nose with hints of sweet almonds and marzipan, discreet fruit. On the palate aromatic with good balance and length. 90 90|Thomspon's Fine Bordeaux A.O.R 30 Years Old Bordeaux - France AL - Nutty nose with hints of orange zest, vanilla and wood, good nutty palate with caramel flavours, good length. 90 MDM - Amber colour with brillant aspect. Clean nose with elegant aroma reminiscent of crEme brûlEe, vanilla, balmy components, discreet spicyness. On the palate well balanced with good weight, length and balanced alcohol. 90 88|Thompson’s Fine Bordeaux A.O.R 1979 Bordeaux - France AL - Fine nose of wood, spices, leather and spices. Good bite on the palate, warm but balanced with a spicy finish. 88 MDM - Deep amber colour. Discreet nose, rather closed, slowly displaying aromas reminiscent of dried yellow fruit and vanilla, slightly roasted flavours, on the palate well structured with distinct but integrated alcohol and well structured medium length. 88 87|Domaine Mavela Eau De Vie De Myrte NV Corse - France AL - Intense and herbal nose with hints of wild herbs and mint, warm palate, intense herbal notes and a quite long lasting finish. 86 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Aromatic nose with hints of aromatic herbs, myrtle and lemon zest. On the palate aromatic charakter with good weight and length. 88 87|Domaine Mavela Eau De Vie De CEdrat NV Corse - France AL - Fresh and zesty nose with notes of lime and lemon, good grip on the palate, integrated alcohol and fairly long finish. 86 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Clean nose with crisp lemon flavour. On the palate lemon zest and candied lemon, good length, slightly artificial flavour but rather pleasant. 88 85|Domaine Mavela Eau De Vie De Chataigne NV Corse - France AL - Slightly roasted and nutty aromas, some chocolatey flavours and an alcoholic finish. 84 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. In the nose clean but rather restrained chestnuts flavour, hints of nuts and peanuts in the background. On the palate restrained aroma, hints of peanuts and peanut butter. Medium length. 86 Vieille Mirabelle NV Alsace - France AL - Sweet and floral nose with ripe plum notes, slightly chemical taste and hints off rubber, warm finish, a hint of bitterness. 79 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brilliant. Nose with little fruit, stone flavour and stewed components. On the palate sharp alcohol, lacks length. 81 80| Distillerie Morand - Williamine NV Canton Du Valais - France AL - A bit mouldy, slightly mushroomy nose, sweet pear on the palate, a bit heady finish. 80 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Strange nose with hints of mushrooms and undergrowth, little pear aroma in the background. Rather dull with an almost "oxidised" character, lacks fruit and freshness. On the palate monodimensional with sharp alcohol, however the pear aroma on the palate is better expressed than in the nose. 80 80|Distillerie Persyn GeniEvre De Houlle Carte Or NV Nord Pas De Calais - France AL - Quite neutral nose with some fruity hints, slightly papery flavours, slightly bitter finish- 80 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Clean nose dominated by grain character, cardbord flavour rather than juniper aroma. On the palate discreet aromatic character, medium weight and length. 80 WHISKY 93,5|Nikka Taketsuru 21 Years Old Japan AL - Complex nose, nice aged sweetness, dried fruit, pralines, chocolate, spice, sherry wood, nuts and leather. Very nice intensity and grip on the palate, nutty and spicy with nice fruitiness and a long powerful finish. 94 MDM - Amber colour. Opulent nose which improves a lot with oxygen contact. Opulent with malty notes and a hint of peat, discreet dried fruit flavour, almost ginger and nutmeg in the background. On the palate elegant peaty notes, excellent length. 93 Highlands - Scotland AL - Quite deep amber colour. Rich and mature nose, dried fruit, caramel, vanilla and chocolate praline. Intense and warm palate, nutty and chocolatey palate with a good length and integrated alcohol. 92 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Balmy nose with aromas reminiscent of vanilla and crême brûlEe, roasted hazelnuts, hints of malt, toffee and dark chocolate, nutmeg in the background. On the palate smooth and well balanced with excellent length. 93 Japan AL - Deep golden colour. Nuanced nose of vanilla, dried fruit, orange zest and some peaty notes. The palate is elegant yet intense with peaty notes, plenty of spice and a long, smoky finish. 92 MDM - Amber colour. Opulent and ripe nose with hints of malt, dark chocolate, slightly smoky notes and hints of peat. On the palate well structured, peaty notes combined with good fruit, excellent length. 92 90,5|The Macallan - Sienna Highlands - Scotland AL - Quite aged bouquet, dried fruit, leather, wood, malt and cigar box. Rich and intense palate, dried fruit, orange zest. Fine sweetness, warm, intense and lingering finish, mature and complex. 90 MDM - Bright amber colour. Elegant flavours, discreet hints of peat, malty character with a touch of vanilla. Hints of truffles and walnuts, dried raisins, oak and a hint of cedarwood in the background. On the palate opulent character but still elegant with a hint of sweetness and very good length. 91 90,5|Domaine Mavela Single Malt P&M - 7 YEARS OLD NV Corse - France AL - Intense nose, peaty and smoky with spicy notes, orange zest and vanilla, white pepper on the palate, good grip, long and lingering finish, warm but rounded finish. 90 MDM - Amber colour. Aromatic nose with hints of orange zest, ginger and smoky notes. On the palate quite peaty, smoky character with good weight and length. 91 90|Nikka - From The Barrel NV Japan AL - Nice intensity on the nose, orange zest, vanilla, spice and fruitiness. Nice intensity on the palate, warm and rounded with dried fruit, vanilla and a long opulent finish. 90 MDM - Amber colour. Elegant nose with a hint of malt and slightly smoky notes. Vanilla and a hint of crême brûelEe in the background. On the palate discreet smokyness and a touch of peat, hints of vanilla combined with a touch of sweetness in the long aftertaste. 90 89,5|The Macallan - Amber Highlands - Scotland AL - Quite deep golden colour, smoky and peaty nose, some notes of sherry wood. Grippy palate, malty and peaty with some sweetness on the finish, warm but balanced. 89 MDM - Bright amber colour. Elegant flavours, slightly smoky, discreet hints of peat, quite classic style. On the palate well structured with good length and weight, well balanced. 90 89,5|Nikka - Coffey Grain NV Japan AL - Sweet and intensse nose with hints of sherry wood, nuts, vanilla and dried fruit. Intense palate, spicy and grippy with a warm texture, vanilla undertones, well integrated wood and alccohol, long finish. 90 MDM - Amber colour with a slightly golden hue. Discreet nose with a hint of ripe fruit, especially pear, hints of grain, little malt and peat in the background. On the palate well balanced with good weight and length. 89 88,5|Glen Grant - V Decades NV Scotland - Highlands AL - Quite youthful, grainy nose, slightly peaty, a hint of fruitiness and wood, quite rounded and elegant palate with fine length and integrated alcohol. 89 MDM - Golden yellow colour. Elegant nose with hints of malt and slightly peaty character. On the palate well balanced with youthful character and rather good length. 88
  9. 9. DRINK IN MODERATION - TASTED JOURNAL - SPIRITS / 88|Compass Box - Spice Tree NV 91,5|Rhum Desilver - St Barth NV 83|Bertrand Uberach 90|Neisson Scotland AL - Light golden colour. Some nutty notes, fine wood, tobacco and vanilla notes. Dried fruit and peaty notes on the palate, medium length and warm finish. 87 Very bright amber colour. Discreet hint of peat and slightly smokey notes, some fruit in the background reminisent of dried apricots and pears. On the palate well balanced in a rather youthful style with good length. 89 Whiskhy Uberach 2003 Alsace - France AL - Very dark colour, brandy-like nose of wood and vanilla, sweet nutty and caramely palate, a bit faded and bitter finish. 81 MDM - Mahagony colour. Rancio notes in the nose, balmy aromas, walnuts and malt. On the palate smoky with strong alcohol and a dry finish. 85 VODKA 92|Equis - Equissolis Organic Vodka 2012 France AL - Pure nose with a slight hint of butter and alcoholic sweetness, good bite on the palate, persistent and balanced. 92 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Clean nose with great purity. On the palate slight grain character, well balanced with well integrated alcohol. 92 89,5|Babicka - Wormwood Vodka NV Czech Republic AL - Quite aromatic with some citrus notes and liquorice, rather spicy palate, reminiscent of nordic akvavit with citrusy and spicy notes, nice character. 89 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Clean nose with discreet spicyness, a discreet hint of aromatic herbs, absingth flavour and lemon zest in the background. On the palate clean and aromatic, with medium weight and length. 90 88,5|Thompson's Bordelais Grape Vodka NV Bordeaux - France AL - Quite pure nose, rather aromatic with some sugary notes, quite rich and heady palate, persistent and warm finish. 88 Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Clean nose with discreet fruit, on the palate aromatic with spicy notes and rather good length. 89 87,5|Chase - Marmelade Vodka NV England AL - Citrusy nose with hints of orange and lemon peel, good purity, quite sweet palate with fruity notes and a warm finish, slightly sweet for aa vodka, nonetheless interesting. 87 MDM - Bright yellow, brillant and clear. Clean and very plesant nose with elegant aroma reminiscent of orange zest. On the palate discreet fruit, on the palate relatively sweet, gives a saturating effect, medium weight and length. 88 85,5|Chase - Smoked Vodka NV England AL - Smoky nose, some hintws of tar and an alcoholic sweetness, quite warm and heady palate with plenty of smoky flavours, it leaves the palate rather smoky. 85 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Clean nose with distinct smoky nose, on the palate aromatic and smoky. Slight sharp alcohol in the finish. 86 RHUM 92,5|Neisson - Single Cask 2003 Martinique - Brut de fût AL - Sweet qand smoky nose with hints of vanilla, butter, fine wood and tobacco, the palate has good intensity and nuttiness, well integraed alcohol and long persistent finish. 93 MDM - Bright amber colour with copper coloured hue. Elegant nose with fine flavour profile, reminiscent of caramelized pear, vanilla, toasted brioche, dried apricots and prunes, mild spices. On the palate well balanced, with almost mild alcohol, a hint of sweetness in the finish and good length. 92 Martinique AL - Pure and intense nose with lemony, zesty notes and a fine fruitiness, the palate is warm and unctuous, well integrated alcohol and a good "zest", lemony undertones and a fine persistence. 91 MDM - Waterlike colour, pure and brillant. Clean and pure nose with spicy notes, almost ginger, hints of lemon peel and iuzu lemon. On the palate crisp aroma reminiscent of lemon zest and iuzu juice with good weight and length. 92 Carafe Du Troisieme Millenaire NV Martinique AL - Complex nose of brown sugar, nuts, spices and wood. Nice grip on the palate, nutty and spicy with some sweetness, and good integration of alcohol, fine length and balance. 90 MDM - Bright amber colour with copper coloured hue. Elegant nose with hints of rhum marinated fruits, caramelized pineapple and vanilla. On the palate well balanced, with well integrated alcohol, a hint of sweetness in the finish and long aftertaste. 90 89|Rhum HSE - Grande REserve XO Martinique AL - Slightly roasted nose with hints of wood, vanilla, caramel and nuts. Dried fruit, caramel and almond on the palate, warm but balanced alcohol, good length. 89 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Rather closed nose, slowly opening up and displaying aromas reminiscent of vanilla, crême brûlEe, with a hint of caramelized tropical fruit. On the palate well balanced, with a slight alcoholic sharpness and a good aftertaste. 89 89|Neisson - Rhum Blanc NV Martinique AL - Very fruity and intense nose with raspberry hints, well balanced palate with a good grip and intensity, persistent flavours on the finish. 89 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Aromatic nose with hints of raspberries and celeriac. On the palate hints of lemon zest, discreet fruit, well balanced with good length. 89 89|Distillerie J.M Rhum J.M 15 YEARS OLD millesime 1995 Martinique AL - Quite intense nose with hints of pralines, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla and nuts, sweet and rounded palate, a complex spiciness, good maturity, balance and integration, good length. 90 MDM - Bright amber colour. Discreet spicnyess, hints of rhum marinated fruits, on the elegant side. On the palate well structured with distinct alcohol and good length. 88 88,5|Rhum HSE - Small Cask Rhum Extra Vieux 2004 Martinique AL - Intense nose with some complexity, roasted with vanilla, spice, creme brulee and nuts. The palate is intense and grippy, warm and rich but balanced with a long finish. 89 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Opulent and rich nose with etheral character, balmy notes and hints of vanilla and roasted flavours. On the palate slightly sharp alcohol, but rather good length. 88 87,5|Rhum HSE REserve SpEciale VSOP Martinique AL - Wood and vanilla scented nose with hints of caramel. Quite rich palate with woody and nutty notes, a hint of alcohol on the finish. 87 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Opulent nose with smoky notes, vanilla, caramelized fruits and hints of mild spices. On the palate well balanced, with a slight alcoholic sharpness and a good aftertaste. 88 87|Distillerie J.M millesime 2002 Martinique AL - Discreet nose of orange zest, vanilla, cedar wood and spices. Intense and nutty palate, well integrated alcohol, slightöly woody dry notes on the finish, good persistence. 88 MDM - Bright amber colour. Discreet spicyness with hints of aromatic herbs, rather neutral character. On the palate distinct alcohol, however quite neutral style. 86 86,5|Neisson Rhum Blanc L’Esprit 2013 Martinique AL - Some sweet berry notes and sugarcane on the nose, quite warm and alcoholic palate, good length but a bit alcoholic finish. 86 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Elegant aroma reminiscent of berry fruit, eg raspberries. On the palate quite opulent with aromatic character, however there is a slight alcololic sharpness in the background. 87 84|Rhum ClEment Select Barrel 3 Years Martinique AL - Slightly closed nose, warm palate with brown sugar and vanilla, feels slightly young and woody. 84 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Rather closed nose with almost neutral character, on the palate clean but aromawise on a more neutral side, slightly sharp alcohol in the finish. 84 83,5|Rhum HSE Blanc Agricole - CuvEe De L'an 2010 Martinique AL - Quite neutral nose, some spicy notes, warm palate, medium length, a bit alcoholic finish. 82 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Rather neutral but clean character on the nose. On the palate clean but neutral with somehow sharp alcohol. 85 87,5|Chase - Elegant Crisp Gin NV p. 9 England AL - Classic citrusy nose with notes of juniper and some floral notes, quite sweet and rounded palate, good length, integrated alcohol. 87 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Aromatic and classic nose with hints of juniper, lemon zest, discreet florale notes. On the palate hints of sweetness, round character, soft finish with good length. 88 B R A N D I ES 86|Cognac Laurent Jouffe Baron Oscar By Lj XO AL - Sweet and aged nose of pralines, chocolate, vanilla and dried fruit, warm and intense palate, good grip and spiciness, fairly long. 86 MDM - Intense amber colour. Clean nose with hints of vanilla, nougat and caramel, on the palate medium weight and length. 86 85|Thompson's Bordelais - Brandy NV Bordeaux - France AL - Less wood on the nose, young and fruity style with some grapey notes and spices, medium body and a whisky-like finish 86 MDM - Golden colour. Clean nose but rather monodimensional, on the palate medium weigth and length with distinct alcohol in the finish. 84 84|Brandy R. Delisle - VSOP AL - Dried fruit and honey on the nose, quite rich palate with some floral notes and an alcoholic sweetness, warm finish. 83 MDM - Amber colour. Clean nose with a hint of hazelnuts and dried raisins. On the palate well structured, a hint of alcoholic sharpness in the finish. 85 ARMAGNAC GIN 91|Hammer & Son Geranium Gin NV England AL - Quite aromatic, rather herbal driven nose, quite zesty palate with some grapey notes, warm and spicy palate, rather persistent and spicy finish. 91 MDM - Waterlike colour, brillant and clear. Herbal aromas on the nose, juniper flavour and a very discreet hint of lemon zest in the background. On the palate crisp and aromatic, florale notes with well balanced alcohol and good length. 91 90|Hammer & Son Old English Gin Batch 2 NV England AL - Quite elegant nose of lemon and lime with some herbal notes, slightly sweeter palate, well rounded and fairly long. 90 MDM - Almost waterlike colour with a discreet yellow hue. Clean nose with elegant character, discreet hints of juniper and lemon zest. On the palate aromatic, crisp, with good length . 90 89|London Calling Dry Gin Black Stamp France AL - Bright color. Rather fresh nose with lemon hints, juniper and herbs. Quite warm and intense flavours, yet balanced alcohol, quite persistent. 89 MDM - Crystalline, pure watercolour. Excellent nose with complex flavours, juniper berries, fresh lemon, green lemon peel, elegant spiciness. On the palate strong, slight sharpness of the alcohol, good aromatic length. 89 94|Chateau DE La Pouche 1968 Armagnac AL - Dark amber colour. The nose is reminiscent of amontillado sherry, nutty and almondy, with wood, vanilla and dried fruit, rich and viscous palate, warm and unctuous with plenty of warmth, spiciness and a long rich finish. 94 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Typical rancio style with hints of fino sherry and walnuts, caramelized hazelnuts, hints of chocolate. On the palate well structured with medium weight but good length, fine acidity and rich flavour in the finish. 94 94|Domaine D’Ognoas 1973 Bas Armagnac AL - Deep amber colour. Nice aged sweetness on the nose, rather elegant style, cigarr box, dried fruit and nuts, great flavour intensity, rounded, fruity and balanced with complexity, length and depth. 94 MDM - Dark amber colour with copper coloured hue. Opulent and balmy nose with typical rancio character, hints of candied orange zest, dried raisins and apricots, discreet notes of chocolate in the background. 94 93|Chateau de La Pouche 1962 Armagnac AL - Rich, mature and sherry-like nose with roasted nuts, fine wood and spices. Well balanced palate with fine maturity, layers of dried fruit, fine spices, well inteegrated wood and alcohol, long and lingering finish. 93 MDM - Amber colour with copper coloured hue. Opulent nose with complex aromas reminiscent of balmy notes, mild spices, cardamom, vanilla, fresh walnuts, hints of dried pears in the background. On the palate densely woven, good structure and length. 93

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