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Friday, April 10, 2009

The Event: A mini-portfolio tasting of wines offered through Le Sommelier (Feb 23, 2009)

The Time and Date: Monday, February 23, 2009  11AM to 5PM

The Event: A mini-portfolio tasting of wines offered through Le Sommelier.

The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street

The Target Audience: wine media and regular customers.

The Availability/Catalogue: the 19 wines are all at Vintages or by Consignment or through Vintages online. His tech/sell sheets were impeccable.

The Quote/Background: most of the wines offered follow sustainable, or organic or biodynamic practices.

The Wines:

 

**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bod. Hermanos Pecina Senorio de P. Pecina Crianza 2000 Rioja, $24.95, +132158.

-Busso Piero Barbaresco Santo Stefanetto 2004, $79, organic, +92593.

-Loan Semillon Barossa 2002, $22.95 +108092, Vintages, organic – fave white today

-Nichols Chardonnay Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley 2002, +43.95, Vintages +107847.

-Nevis Bluff Pinot Noir 2004 Central Otago, $35, +96370.

 

***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Ciu Ciu Oppidum Rosso Marche 2002, $37.95, organic, +133628.

-F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Urgestein Terrassen 2007, $45, +109199.

-Lanciola Terricci Toscana 2001, $49, +92601.

-Loimer Gruner Veltliner Spiegel 2007 Kamptal, $55, Vintages +113258, biodynamic.

-Nittnaus Pinorama Trockenbeerenauslese 2001, $55, +107029.

-Nittnaus Premium Trockenbeerenauslese 2005, $45, +107011.

-Ulithorne Frux Frugis Shiraz 2004 McLaren Vale, $60, +76430.

 

*** Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Loibner Klostersatz, $35, +109181.

-F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Loibner Berg, $59, +109215.

-Loan Shiraz 2004 Barossa, $42.95 Vintages +104661, organic.

-Prinz von Hessen Johannisberge Klaus Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2007 Rheingau, +216696, $42.95.

-Quinta da Vegia Casa de Cello Dao Reserva 2005, $57, +85175.

-Schiopetto Friulano Collio 2007, $26, +893526.

 

The Food: charcuterie, pate, cheeses, breads.

The Downside: I'm resigned to spending all my Mondays at the Fine Wine Reserve.

The Upside: good quality upscale decent wines were tasted – and enjoyed.

The Contact Person: bernard@lesommelier.com

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 90.

 

 
 

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