Two Magnums at Vievinum

What's better than a bottle of wine? Two magnums like the ones we enjoyed at the Vievinum. To start with, the Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2021 from Domäne Wachau's Achleiten vineyard, followed by the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Zieregg Reserve IZ 2007 from Tement. The Smaragd stands at the very beginning of its…


McLaren Vale Mataro

Today I had the pleasure of hosting a tasting together with three friends from wineries in McLaren Vale.  Besides fantastic Shiraz, Cabernets and GSM blends from Kay Brothers, Hamilton Wines and Paxton; I particularly enjoyed the two single-varietal Mataro and Mourvedre wines:  The Mataro Basket Press 2020 from Kay Brothers impresses…


Krug 2004

I still owe some tasting notes—for example, the Krug 2004, which I enjoyed very much. Cellarmaster Eric Lebel combined 37% Pinot noir, 39% Chardonnay and 24% Pinot Meunier according to "Fraicheur Lumineuse - Glowing Freshness". This theme is not least a reminiscence of the rather cool vintage compared to its predecessor 2003.…


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