Lines of fame

2019 Q4

Just a collection of lines where I took part in. Serves also as my outsourced memory. This wall will probably remember better than I do. 

The really interesting bottles you can find with #epic when you use the search function.

31 Dec 2019

Kleinsasserhof @ Spittal an der Drau, AT



🇫🇷 2011 Champagne Millésimé James Bond edition by Bollinger

🇫🇷 1999 Vieux Château Certan magnum

🇦🇹 2018 Loibner Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Vinothekfüllung by Knoll


A dreadful year finally comes to a close and I sit once again with Christine and Manuel at the Kleinsasserhof on top of the hillside. The Bollinger is a nice and solid champagne that probably needs a little more time. Love the casing which was unfortunately broken. 1999 was not the best of vintages in Bordeaux but this one drinks nicely. Obviously not the grandest of wines but it is actually very pleasurable and goes well with our food. For the finish we have a GV by Knoll as refresher. Vibrant and with lots of room to grow Knoll always marks one of the reference points for GV in Austria. Personally, I am not a huge fan of the grape but this stuff is good. 

Thank you, Christine and Manuel! 

30 Dec 2019

Peppino @ Millstatt am See, AT

Pre-NYE dinner


🇦🇹 2017 Unendlich by F.X. Pichler

🇫🇷 201x Saint Aubin "Les Murgers de Dents de Chien" 1er Cru by Philippe Pacalet

🇫🇷 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet "Clos du Cailleret" monopole 1er Cru by Jean-Claude Ramonet

🇫🇷 2009 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru by Domaine Ramonet

🇪🇸 1999 Valbuena No. 5 by Vega-Sicilia

🇺🇸 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 25th anniversary release by Bryant Family Vineyards


Arrived back in Millstatt for the fourth time this year and we kick it off at Stefan's place, of course. Kickin' it off with an old acquaintance the Unendlich with lots of acidity and power. I never cared for the Pacalet wines and probably never will be unless some aged stuff will show me something completely different than the adstringent and green style of his. A very young Clos du Cailleret was followed by a fabulous Batard by Ramonet. Rock solid Valbuena and in the end a Bryant of epic proportions. Such finesse and power in a red wine which you will probably only find in the States. I love my Cali reds! Thank you, Christine, Stefan and Manuel! 

29 Dec 2019

private @ Düsseldorf

Chardonnay tasting #lesvinesseurs


🇩🇪 2017 Auxerrois trocken by von Gaisberg

🇿🇦 2015 Ed's Reserve by Thelema

🇫🇷 2015 Bourgogne Blanc by Lucien Le Moine

🇫🇷 2016 Rully by Michel Bunel

🇫🇷 2015 Puligny-Montrachet by Jean-Claude Ramonet

🇫🇷 2017 Saint-Aubin "Sur Gamay" 1er Cru by Domaine Sylvain Langoureaux

🇫🇷 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet "La Boudriotte" 1er Cru by Jean-Claude Bachelet et Fils

🇫🇷 2009 Corton Grand Cru by Lucien Le Moine

🇫🇷 2014 Bourgogne Rouge by Lucien Le Moine


Impromptu Chardonnay a tasting at my place. Thank you, Lotti, Alex and Kai to set this up on short notice. We had some pirates in our lineup to confuse everyone but we weren't impressed by neither Ed's Reserve or the mere Auxerrois. The Corton was certainly a disappointment. The hot 09 vintage seems to have taken its toll on the wine and we all agreed it wasn't grand at all, maybe it even suffered premos. It was definitely off. As for the rest of the wines opinions differed vastly. Even though the simple village by JCR was a front runner for a long period of time, at least for me La Boudriotte took it away.

23 Dec 2019

LaVinesse @ Düsseldorf

The night before Christmas


🇫🇷 2012 Champagne La Dame de Coeur Premier Cru by Savart

🇫🇷 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet "Morgeot" 1er Cru by J.C. Ramonet

🇫🇷 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses "Sous Frétille" 1er Cru by Maison de Montille

🇫🇷 2016 Saint-Aubin "Murgers des Dents de Chien" 1er Cru by Jean Chartron

🇫🇷 2016 Puligny-Montrachet "Clos de la Pucelle" monopole 1er Cru by Jean Chartron

🇫🇷 1991 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru by Domaine du Clos Frantin

🇫🇷 2011 Puligny-Montrachet "Champs Canet" 1er Cru by Domaine Ramonet

🇺🇸 2015 Bloom's Field Pinot Noir by Domaine de la Côte

🇫🇷 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes by Domaine Denis Mortet

🇫🇷 2009 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru by Lucien Le Moine

🇫🇷 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger

🇫🇷 2010 Midi Rouge by Borie la Vitarèle


It's our traditional Christmas party at Hartwig's and as you can see it is mostly French based. I took a social media break from this point on so I don't have any notes to go on. All the bottles performed nicely as far as I remember. Beautiful Chardonnay!

21 Dec 2019

private @ Düsseldorf

Pre-Christmas wine session


🇩🇪 2012 Rosé Sekt Brut by Markus Molitor

🇩🇪 2016 Marmar by Von Winning

🇮🇹 2010 Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Riserva by Fontodi

🇩🇪 2017 Erdener Treppchen Alte Reben by Dr. Loosen

🇮🇹 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva by Il Poggione

🇫🇷 2003 Gigondas "Valbelle" by Château de St. Cosme

🇮🇹 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva by Vascosassetti

🇦🇺 2015 Tout près by Farr

🇫🇷 2005 Cahors Probus by Jean-Luc Baldès

🇦🇹 2013 Tanzer Zweigelt Reserve by Jurtschitsch

🇩🇪 2010 Kanzemer Altenberg Auslese by Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier

🇩🇪 2013 Ex Flammis Clarior by Fürst Hohenlohe

🇩🇪 2015 Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel by Schloss Lieser


Wild night at Michael's again. The Marmar was completely different than I had remembered it and we were all dead wrong when we tasted it blindly. While I still like it, it's in an odd phase and it will take years until it will show its true potential. I enjoyed the Brunelli and the Chianti Classico but I was wrong on all of them. Not my best night as I negated Sangiovese all the time and I was wrong all three times.

08 Dec 2019

Il Mondo @ Düsseldorf



Theme was USA 

🇩🇪 2018 Mahlzeit by Korrells

🇺🇸 2017 Rosso & Bianco by Coppola

🇺🇸 2015 Blanc by Treana Winery

🇺🇸 2017 Sauvignon Blanc by Mondavi Private Selection

🇺🇸 2017 Monterey County Chardonnay by Hess Select

🇺🇸 2016 Indian Wells Chardonnay by Chateau Ste. Michelle

🇺🇸 2017 Merlot by Beringer

🇺🇸 2010 Steal your face by Grateful Dead

🇺🇸 2016 East Bench Zinfandel by Ridge

🇺🇸 2007 Napanook by Dominus Estate

🇺🇸 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon by Joseph Phelps


Well, no surprise here that the Joseph Phelps killed it here. Napanook actually positively surprised me as it’s in very good shape now. Lovely Zinfandel by Ridge but way too young to drink now. It still needs to develop and mature. Steal your face is very much drinkable. As for the rest, well…

24 Nov 2019

Don Melone @ Düsseldorf

By the sea


It’s Sunday evening and Nadine and Ingo and I meet up at Petra's little cafe, the Don Melone.


We brought some wines and I had a very tasty vegan panino with hummus, tomatoes and basil. Nice way to end the weekend .


🇫🇷 2014 Crémant d’Alsace by Tempé

🇩🇪 2016 Trittenheimer Apotheke Jungheld by Loersch

🇫🇷 2017 Bourgogne Blanc by Thomas Morey

🇩🇪 1979 Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett by Weingut P. Licht-Bergweiler Erben


Well, Alsace and I are less and less likely to become friends in this wine life. Jungheld is Alex’ top dry Riesling and it polarizes. It is a very well made wine but I prefer his Devon-Terrassen a lot more. Purer and more classic. Bourgogne Blanc by Thomas Morey is always a pleasing wine and a wonderful entry into the Burgundian world. At 40 years of age the Kabinett was very well alive. Aromas of maturity with a vivid acidity and remainders of structure.

22 Nov 2019

private @ Düsseldorf



🇩🇪 2018 Grauer Burgunder by Heinrich Gies

🇩🇪 2018 Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett by Günther Steinmetz

🇫🇷 2018 Bourgogne „Cuvée Amalia“ by Duc Tribert d’Hargilly

🇩🇪 2017 Dhroner Hofberg Sängerei by Loersch

🇩🇪 2002 Nierstein Gelberg by Weingut St. Antony

🇩🇪 2015 Bernkasteler Alte Badstube am Doctorberg Alte Reben by Dr. Pauly Bergweiler

🇫🇷 2015 Cordes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers by M. Chapoutier

🇨🇱 NV Caballo Loco Number Seventeen by Valdivieso Wines

🇩🇪 2015 Blauer Spätburgunder by Karl H. Johner

🇫🇷 2015 Juliénas by Domaine du Vieux Cerisier

🇫🇷 2017 Côte du Rhône Villages Saint-Gervais by Domaine Sainte-Anne

🇫🇷 2019 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau by Georges Duboeuf

🇬🇷 2012 Megas Oenos by Skouras

🇮🇹 2014 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva by Sassopiano

🇫🇷 1998 Château Pavie-Macquin

🇪🇸 2016 Priorat by Alborán

🇫🇷 2014 Côtes-du-Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel by Famille Perrin

🇫🇷 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Chapouins Vieilles Vignes by Famille Perrin


Won’t comment on all the wines. A lot of them are not worth mentioning and you don’t want them in your glass. What you want in your glass though is the 1998 Pavie Macquin. Underrated vintage. It lacked a little bit in power with still firm tannins but high complexity and balance. 2006 CdP was nice but still stresses the fact that I am getting away from Rhône wines in general. Caballo Loco was a very pleasant surprise and it’s very much affordable. Megas Oenos is also a fine wine from Greece and the Sängerei by Loersch is a very fine Riesling.

16 Nov 2019

private @ Düsseldorf



Zonk has organized another wine evening. If he calls, I’m coming. Thank you Zonk and Hans!


🇫🇷 NV Champagne L’Accomplie Premier Cru by Frederic Savart

🇫🇷 2004 Champagne R.D. Extra Brut by Bollinger

🇩🇪 2012 Oberemmel Hütte Kabinett by von Hövel

🇩🇪 2012 Saarfeilser Faß 13 GG by Peter Lauer

🇫🇷 2015 Alsace Winzenberg Grand Cru Bouquet d’Alsace Riesling by Wolff-Dresch

🇪🇸 2012 Pagos Viejos by Artadi

🇪🇸 2012 El Carretil by Artadi

🇫🇷 2000 Château Léoville Barton

🇫🇷 2014 Chambolle-Musigny „Charmes" Premier Cru by Fréderic Magnien

🇫🇷 2014 Chambolle-Musigny „Les Véroilles“ by Domaine Bruno Clair

🇫🇷 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin by Domaine Armand Rousseau

🇫🇷 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne by Domaine Fourrier

🇵🇹 1998 Silval Vintage Port by Quinta do Noval


Normally love Savart but this was a bit more austere than I actually remembered it. 2004 R.D. surprisingly open and well on point. Von Hövel and Saarfeilser not my favorite pieces by the respective winemakers. Both good. Wolff-Dresch no comment. Beautiful Riojas by Artadi while one could argue that both have seen too much oak. Then again both wines still need time. 4 Burgs from 2014. Chambolle-Musigny vs. Gevrey-Chambertin. Preferred the Bruno Clair. On the Gevrey the majority preferred the Fourrier while I would be going for the Rousseau. Beautiful Port with some maturity.

16 Nov 2019

Concept Riesling @ Düsseldorf



Hans wants to try the Schubertslay, so we meet up at the Carlsplatz and have a small Kabi lineup. Thank you, Hans and Toni!


🇩🇪 2018 Schubertslay Kabinett by Keller

🇩🇪 2017 Goldtröpfchen Kabinett by Julian Haart

🇩🇪 2008 Graacher Domprobst Kabinett by Markus Molitor


Schubertslay is certainly young, very reductive in style and feels almost dry while it definitely is not. Interesting Kabi with its own unique handwriting and I am really looking forward to how this is going to develop. I have to admit I prefer the more classical style by Julian Haart. Yes, it had one more year on the bottle, so it’s unfair to compare but stylistically this one just suits my taste more. Graacher Domprobst was courtesy of and is yet another completely different wine. Tasty but it feels much thicker for me which is why I said it’s a Spät- or even Auslese. Too thick for a Kabi for me but it developed beautifully and can still go for a couple of years.

15 Nov 2019

Marli @ Düsseldorf



Hans is back in town and we meet up at the Marli with Nils to have a nice dinner. Thank you for sharing your wines!


🇫🇷 2014 Bourgogne Blanc by J.C. Ramonet

🇫🇷 1983 Château Ausone

🇮🇹 1999 Solare by Capannelle .

🇩🇪 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett by Schloss Lieser


Ramonet is pretty choked up and shows only little of what he has to offer. But in Ramonet fashion it is highly mineral with scarce fruit. The Ausone is in very good shale and shining. Wouldn’t let it lie around for too much longer if you have any of these precious ones. Solare hits you in the face with power but fades in attack but what’s left lingers for a while with a touch of bitterness. Still a very delicious wine and in a very good spot now. Lieser was stunning and yes I still think the vintage 2015 was maybe the best in the last five years at Lieser. Could need some age as it is shy and quiet right now. .

10 Nov 2019

Wein Herbst @ InterConti Düsseldorf

Weingut Loersch


Finish at the Wein Herbst Fair at the Interconti. It’s been a fun two days with lots of wine poured and some good chats with nice and friendly people. A beautiful collection with the only flaw that 2018 is not going to be one of my favorite vintages in all of Mosel area. Maybe even in all of Germany. Keeping in mind that we have been spoiled by three different yet spectacular vintages 15, 16 and 17. Anyhow if you still need to stock up on some Riesling from Mosel area for reasonable prices, @weingutloersch is definitely an option you might want to consider. Check it out!


Loersch wines presented:

🇩🇪 2014 Crémant Riesling Brut Nature

🇩🇪 2016 Riesling Sekt Brut

🇩🇪 2018 Trittenheimer Altärchen Kabinett

🇩🇪 2018 Trittenheimer Apotheke Vogelsang

🇩🇪 2017/2018 Trittenheimer Apotheke Devon-Terrassen

🇩🇪 2017 Dhroner Hofberg Sängerei

🇩🇪 2016 Trittenheimer Apotheke Jungheld

🇩🇪 2018 Glimmerschiefer

🇩🇪 2018 Dhroner Hofberg Kabinett feinherb

🇩🇪 2018 Neumagener Rosengärtchen Kabinett feinherb

🇩🇪 2017/2018 Trittenheimer Apotheke Fels-Terrassen

🇩🇪 2018 Trittenheimer Apotheke Kabinett restsüß

🇩🇪 2018 Trittenheimer Apotheke Spätlese restsüß

🇩🇪 2018 Trittenheimer Apotheke Alte Reben Spätlese

🇩🇪 2017 Trittenheimer Apotheke Auslese

🇩🇪 2013 Trittenheimer Apotheke Alte Reben Auslese

🇩🇪 2018 Beerenauslese

🇩🇪 2018 Neumagener Rosengärtchen Trockenbeerenauslese

🇩🇪 2017 Spätburgunder

🇩🇪 2018 Rosé

08 Nov 2019

Drinking with the "enemy"

WineBank @ Cologne


🇫🇷 20xx La Franchaie

🇩🇪 2015 Bruderberg Kabinett by Maximin Grünhäuser

🇫🇷 NV Champagne Chut Libre by Valfrison

🇫🇷 2013 Puligny-Montrachet by Philippe Pacalet

🇩🇪 2016 Scheurebe Fumé by Siener

🇫🇷 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses "Sous les Frétille" 1er Cru by Maison de Montille

🇨🇦2017 Fougue by Pearl Morissette

🇫🇷 NV Crémant du Jura Brut by Domaine Pignier

🇩🇪 2016 Kanzel Weissburgunder by Henrik Möbitz

🇩🇪 2013 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr GG by Fritz Haag

🇩🇪 2006 Berg Schlossberg Auslese by Augus Kesseler

🇮🇹 2017 Winkl Sauvignon by Cantina Terlan

🇿🇦 2017 Saluez le Saboteur by Luddite

🇺🇸 2010 Kiser "En Haut" by Copain

🇫🇷 2018 Saumur by Domaine Guiberteau

🇨🇦 2014 Cuvée Madeline Cabernet Franc by Pearl Morissette


🇫🇷 2016 Clau de Nell Cabernet Franc by Anne Claude Leflaive

🇭🇺 2016 Tokaji Furmint Határi by Homonna

🇫🇷 2013 Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Boudots 1er Cru by Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron

🇦🇺 2015 Tout Près by Farr

🇺🇸 2015 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir by Au Bon Climat

🇺🇸 2015 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon by Hess Select

🇩🇪 2006 Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg TBA by Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler


Thank you everyone for a great night on enemy territory! It's been a great pleasure!

30 Oct 2019
private @ Düsseldorf
Small wine session with @alkle100 and Michael.
🇫🇷 NV Extra Brut Premier Cru by Leclerc Briant
🇪🇸 2007 Rioja Viña del Olivo by Viñedos del Contino
🇮🇹 2011 Barbaresco Chiamaranti by Azienda Agricola Ca‘ Rome‘
🇩🇪 2011 Erdener Treppchen Auslese by Lotz
Kicking the night off with a beautiful NV champagne which really surprised. I‘m not a big fan of the Abyss and I didn‘t appreciate the En Solera but this NV was punching well above its weight class. Could be probably my new favorite NV value champagne. Followed by the Contino which was drinking beautifully right now with rich taste so that I concluded it‘d be a Shiraz. And even when Micha told it wasn‘t I still thought it was a Shiraz. Probably the only criticism. The massive use of oak covers up some of the typical aromas but other than that it was beautiful. Barbaresco from 2011 is normally not something that I would open now but it was actually accessible. However Nebbiolo and I won‘t become true friends in the near future. Lotz was powerful and a little flat in the finish. Nice Riesling from a very difficult vintage.

25 Oct 2019

private @ Düsseldorf

Best bottle party #epic


A best bottle evening at a Norbert’s. Thank you all for your contributions! It’s been an epic night! Alex, Lotti and Stephan


🇫🇷 2013 Champagne Réserve Millésime Grand Cru by Autréau

🇫🇷 1983 Champagne by Dom Pérignon

🇫🇷 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses „Sous Frétille“ 1er Cru by Lucien Le Moine

🇫🇷 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet „Les Macherelles“ 1er Crus by Thomas Morey

🇨🇭 2017 Unique Chardonnay Malans by Domaine Donatsch

🇫🇷 2012 Puligny-Montrachet „Clos du Cailleret“ monopole 1er Cru by Jean Chartron

🇫🇷 2010 Puligny-Montrachet „Champs-Canet“ 1er Cru by Domaine Ramonet

🇫🇷 2013 Puligny-Montrachet „Les Enseignères“ by Domain Coche-Dury

🇮🇹 2011 Barolo Unoperuno by Elio Altare

🇫🇷 2003 Syrah Léone by Domaine Peyre Rose

🇫🇷 2016 Château Batailley

🇫🇷 1986 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande [corked]

🇫🇷 1990 Château Montrose

🇫🇷 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape by Domaine du Pegau

🇫🇷 2006 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru by Domaine Armand Rousseau

🇫🇷 1993 Vougeot 1er Cru by Domaine Louis Jadot

🇩🇪 2018 Hubacker GG by Keller

🇫🇷 1983 Sauternes by Rieussec


Autreau nice but obviously blown away by a 83 Dom P. Slightly over the top in the nose but with good perlage. Pernand Vergelesses one of my favorite whites this night only topped by Coche-Dury. Surprisingly drinkable the Unoperuno. Comtesse unfortunately corked leaving the Montrose to steal the show and take the evening. Grand Rousseau and Jadot. Keller Hubacker as a refresher and lots of potential but needing time obviously. Sweet classic finish with Rieussec.

28 Oct 2019

private @ Düsseldorf



The QA tasting session got cancelled last minute but Kai is thirsty and wants to drink some wine. So, I invite him over and we have a small spontaneous session ourselves and we get joined by Alex a little later into the session.


🇫🇷 NC Champagne Cuvée Divine En Solera by Leclerc Briant

🇩🇪 2015 Drei Helden Riesling by Pauly

🇺🇸 2014 Bloom’s Field Pinot Noir by Domaine de la Côte

🇩🇪 2015 Jakob Riesling Auslese by Seehof


We start with a champagne which is produced en solera hence the name. After given some air you can definitely taste the sherry aromas and it even has the burnt or tar finish that is typical for Sherries. Not my style but certainly very interesting. The Drei Helden is still in a funky state and has evolved some band aid aromas which are not very charming. Tough to say whether these will dissolve again. The first Bloom’s Field we’ve opened was corked, so I had to take out my last 2014 which was much better right from the start. Very nice Pinot Noir with elegance and a dancing acidity and minerality which regularly fools Pinot Noir drinkers into thinking it is from Burgundy. Jakob Auslese is a bit thick but has a strong acidity which buffers the sugar. Good fruit and powerful structure. Will probably need a couple of more years until it shows its full potential.

19 Oct 2019

private @ Essen

Dinner with 


🇫🇷 NV Champagne Grand Blanc de Noirs by Gosset

🇦🇹 2004 Ried Schütt Riesling Smaragd by Weingut Knoll (Magnum)

🇦🇹 2016 Nature returns by Greta Aubell by Rebenhof

🇦🇹 2015 Singerriedel Riesling Smaragd by Franz Hirtzberger

🇫🇷 2013 Pernand-Vergelesses Les Combottes by Clos du Moulin aux Moines

🇩🇪 2013 Pinot Noix Ardoise by Daniel Twardowski

🇫🇷 2009 Héloise by Chêne Bleu

🇿🇦 2005 Peter Barlow by Rustenberg

🇦🇹 2012 Honivogl Grüner Veltliner by Franz Hirtzberger

🇮🇹 2012 Fausoni by Sottimano

🇩🇪 2017 Weisser Burgunder La Roche by Saalwächter .

🇦🇹 2013 Herrenberg by Rebenhof


Starting with a nice BdN by Gosset. The Ried Schütt came later but then again who’s counting, good vintage but this bottle lacked power. Nature returns is an interesting wine with a funky nose but it tastes much better than it smells. Singerriedel is a very fine wine although I still don’t get why it was the „best“ white wine from 2015. Les Combottes is a decent Chard as well as the Pinot Noix. I don’t get the hype but it sure is a nice Pinot. Powerful and still young Héloise and basically wine of the night a „mere“ Peter Barlow. Honivogl showing wonderful vinous aromas and very good for a GV. Fausoni is a beautiful Barbaresco that will also need some time. Saalwächter coming off with too much oak for my taste. And lastly a Herrenberg as a palate cleanser.


Thank you, Christine and Manuel!

11 Oct 2019

LaVinesse @ Düsseldorf

Alex G's birthday


It’s Alex’ birthday and I teased it already. It was going to be a fun night. We met at LaVinesse to party a little in our little living room in Flingern. And it was bubbly time! Thank you very much for your invitation, Alex! We all had a blast! .


🇫🇷 NC Champagne Brut Classic by Deutz (Magnum)

🇫🇷 NC Champagne Recolte Noire by Dosnon (Magnum)

🇫🇷 NC Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Réserve by De Sousa

🇫🇷 NC Champagne Rosé No. 3 brut by André Clouet

🇫🇷 2011 Les Chemins d’Avize Grand Cru by Larmandier-Bernier

🇫🇷 NV Champagne Spécial Foie Gras Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Sec by Vazart Coquart & Fils

🇩🇪 2015 Kostheim Weiß Erd GG by Künstler

🇫🇷 2016 Inopia by Rotem & Mounir Saouma

🇫🇷 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Magis by Rotem & Mounir Saouma

🇫🇷 2007 Hermitage by Domain Jean-Louis Chave

🇫🇷 2016 Condrieu Chéry by Rémi Niero

🇩🇪 2012 Schlossberg Chardonnay R by Bernhard Huber

🇫🇷 2015 Meursault Les Grands Charrons by Domaine Sébastien Magnien

🇫🇷 2007 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champs-Gain 1er Cru by Domaine Vincent et Francois Jouard (premox)

🇫🇷 1989 Château Lynch Bages

🇫🇷 1986 Sauternes-Barsac 1er Cru by Château Climens


Deutz is rock solid and a very nice NV champagne. Liked the Recolte Noire by Dosnon which is a little different in style. BdB by de Sousa surely is a good champagne but it’s just not my style. Clouet fell through.

Les Chemins d’Avize is fantastic but young. The Spécial also fell through and not just because of the higher dosage. Flat and expressionless. Weiß Erd polarized again but I actually liked it but high alc. Inopia blanc is rock solid and a very fine wine, only to be topped by the Magis which is finer, more elegant but probably also needs a couple of more years. The Hermitage needs no introduction and is in a very good drinking window at 12 years of age. Condrieu and I won’t become friends any time soon. I just hate the taste. Schlossberg is a very good Chardonnay and is drinking nicely now. Loved the Meursault by Sebastien Magnien. Drinking very nicely young and will get better over time. The Champs-Gain had premox. 1989 LB is a grand wine. Fabulous 1986 Climens.

08 Oct 2019

LaVinesse @ Düsseldorf

Weinfreaks blind tasting session


Another blind tasting session by the Winefreaks. We’re still at the Rhine region. .


🇩🇪 2018 Riesling Classic by Weingut Karl Heidrich

🇩🇪 2018 Boppard Hamm Riesling Hochgewächs halbtrocken by Weingut Heilig Grab

🇩🇪 2018 Riesling Kabinett trocken by Weingut Karl Heidrich

🇩🇪 2018 Wolfshöhle Riesling Kabinett trocken by Dr. Kauer

🇩🇪 2018 Riesling by Kay

🇩🇪 2018 Bopparder Hamm Riesling trocken by Matthias Müller

🇩🇪 2018 Bopparder Hamm Mandelstein by Matthias Müller

🇩🇪 2018 Meisterstück by Weingut Weiler-Fendel

🇩🇪 2017 Blauschiefer by Dalgaard & Jordan

🇩🇪 2018 Blauschiefer feinherb by Dalgaard & Jordan

🇩🇪 2018 Riesling feinherb by Lanius-Knab

🇩🇪 2018 Handstreich by Weingut Weiler-Fendel

🇩🇪 2018 Bopparder Hamm Mandelstein Riesling Kabinett by Walter Perll

🇩🇪 2018 Bopparder Hamm Mandelstein Riesling herb by Walter Perll

🇩🇪 2018 7 Jungfrauen Riesling Spätlese by Persch

🇩🇪 2018 Bopparder Hamm Ohlenberg Riesling feinherb by Matthias Müller

🇩🇪 2018 Engelstein Edition MM Riesling feinherb by Matthias Müller

🇩🇪 2018 Königswinterer Drachenfels „Drachenlay“ Kabinett by Weingut Pieper

🇩🇪 2017/18 Bopparder Hamm Feuerlay Riesling Kabinett by Matthias Müller

🇩🇪 2017 Niederdollendorfer Heisterberg Paffenröttchen #5 by Kay

🇩🇪 2017 Spätburgunder Barrique by Weingut Lithos

🇩🇪 2017 Bopparder Hamm Spätburgunder by Weingut Volk

🇩🇪 2016 Röhndorfer Drachenfels Mönchenberg Spätburgunder by Weingut Pieper


🇩🇪 2010 Schlossberg Spätburgunder R GG by Bernhard Huber

🇫🇷 2010 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Chaignots 1er Cru by Domaine Robert Chevillon


Not much space, so yeah again many mediocre wines but with low price tags. Liked Matthias Müller Feuerlay Kabinett of both 17/18. Most of the Pinots were surprisingly good, considering the price again.

Concluding the session with a head to head race between Huber and Chevillon. While I personally like the Huber better, the Chevillon was slightly in front.