Week 27: Nemea Driopi Agiorgitiko AOC 2006


The 2006 Agiorgitiko is ruby in colour.

Flavours of dark fruits and violets initiate a thrill of anticipation.

On the palate dark fruits, cassis, cherry and a hint of vanilla. Very elegant.

Medium-bodied with astringent tannins at the beginning, but modest astringency on the mid-palate.

Too weak in the aftertaste.

Good buy! Drink: 2012-2017


88* + 3 points.


 

Week 26: Blauer Spätburgunder Kapitelberg QbA 2008


This pinot noir is garnet red with brown nuances.

In the nose and on the palate black tea and a hint of cherry.

Medium bodied, noticeable barrel aging, but too short in the aftertaste.

Drink: 2012-2014


83 + 2 points.

 

 

Week 25: Montgó Monastrell Shiraz DO 2009


This blend (70% Monastrell, 20% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) is ruby in colour.

In the nose plum, vanilla and flowers for a split second.

On the palate vanilla and cherry.

Medium bodied and soft tannins, but a lack of power. Drink: 2012-2016

 

80 + 3 points.

 

 

Week 24: Furmint Gomilla Exceptional Puklavec & Friends 2011

 

This Furmint is maize in colour.

In the nose dominant apple. On the palate citrus and spices.

Medium to full bodied.

A fine wine, but partly too clumsily. Drink: 2012-2015.

 

86 + 4 points.