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.…


Pivnica Cajkov Devin

A great match with potato chips? This Slovakian wine from the Devin grape variety from Pivnica Čajkov. It is a cross between Gewürztraminer and red Veltliner, developed at the end of the 1950s at the Wine Research Institute in Bratislava and received its name in 1997. This Devin was grown on volcanic soils,…


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