A brilliant Meursault with a beautiful balanced long fruity taste. Delicate lime and butter on the nose. Perfect with cod and parsley butter. Meursault "Les Narvaux" 2008, 30-40€ Girardin makes always brilliant white Burgundies
Produttori del Barbaresco is one of the best coop's around. Their standard Barbaresco always provide good value for money, but this Riserva from the single plot Moccagatta is a step up. Not a typical Xmas lunch wine, but when being served at the price of the standard Barbaresco then its hard to complain (or leave). Floral delicate smell of autumn leaves and cherries. Long wonderful balanced taste matching the fillet of deer perfectly. Barbaresco 2005 Riserva Moccagatta, NOK 360 or 30€. Great complexity and balanced
This is a lovely Barbaresco by Cigliuti. Packed with cherries and hints of marsipan and a great balanced taste that goes on and on. The tannins are firm but approachable. Barberesco "Vigne Erte" 2008, Cigliuti NOk 300 or 30€, a lovely Nebbiolo
This one is made from 100% Pinot Noir and is a bone dry Champagne. Clouet has access to the best slopes in Bouzy and Ambonnay and it shows. The Champagne is also quite reasonable priced as well. Thanks to the great mousse and fruit one does not miss the small sugar content. Straw yellow colour. Hints of apples and nice minerally taste. Andre Clouet Brut Nature, Champagne Very good quality price ratio. NOK 250 or 25€
This is a lovely red Burgundy from the appelation of Morey Saint Denis. The premier cru plot "aux Chesaux" is on the northern edge of Morey close to the Grand Cru Charmes Chambertin. The plot is only 0.71 ha and only 4400 bottles are produced each year of this wine. Arlaud started with organic farming in 2004 and are trimming the vines by hand and plowing by horse. This wine from 2002 had an enormous smell of raspberries, forrest berries and "farm"... A solid and giant mouthful of balanced and lovely Pinot Noir fruit. Sparkling stuff! Morey Saint Denis 1er cru "Aux Cheseaux" by Arlaud Absolutely a stunning wine 440 NOK or 35€
This is the second wine of Ch Suduiraut. Lovely botrytis smell and great sweetness with balanced acidity. Deep golden yellow colour reflecting a warm vintage. Lots of tropical fruit on the nose. Great finish with excellent smoothness. Castelnau de Suduiraut 2003, Sauternes Perfect with foie gras...
Lovely Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fume by Domaine des Fines Cailottes. Green yellow colour and wonderful crispy gooseberry smell. Grea acidity despite the warm vintage with a zingy mineral dry aftertaste. Perfect with seafood and scallops. Pouilly Fume 2010 " Domaine des Fines Cailottes", NOK 170 or 10€.
Port wine is not only for old ladies. This Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) can be drunk young or stored. Great smell of cherries, chocolate and ribena. Fresh sweet fruity taste. Lovely stuff with blue cheese or chocolate desserts. Niepoort LBV 2007, Porto Very much Xmas stuff...
What a Rolls Royce Barbera d'Alba by Giacosa! Deep dark purple colour and a lovely smell of cherries flowers leather. A big and rich wine with lovely acidity and fruit. Long lovely firm taste. An impressive Barbera that goes with fenalår "dried leg of lamb". Berbera d'Alba "Falletto" 2008 Giacosa, 15€ and oh so impressive
Lovely light yellow Burgundy served at Restaurant Sørensen in Stavanger. Packed with nuts, marzipan, ripe apples and minerals. Big mouthful of delightful dry fruit and a long long taste. Just wonderful stuff from Lequin-Colin. A wine for those special occasions. Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2007, Lequin-Colin Great to drink and worth the 450NOK or 40€.
This is a lovely red wine that goes with chocolate, chocolate cakes and desserts. Perfect meditation wine for Xmas and Easter. Sweet dark cherries on the nose with a sweet taste with a long balanced acidity. Very seductive indeed. Serve slightly chilled. Recioto della Valpolicella 2006, Accordini, NOK 250 for a 500ml bottle. Perfect chocolate wine.
There is normal Aquavit and then there is this one. Fantastic perfume and wonderful smooth non alcoholic taste! Perfect Xmas gift! or just for yourself! Serve in room temperature and a small wine glass to get the right perfume tones out of the drink. But pricy: 100€ per bottle but less than 1000 bottles produced. So what? Its Xmas.... Perfect with Pinnekjøtt
Delightful Meursault which is not too oaky. Lovely discrete citrus and butter on the nose. Dry long balanced taste with perfect acidity. Lovely Meursault although slightly atypic and maybe not of the same genorisity as the tope three Premier cru. Meursault 1er cru, "Le Poruzot-Dessus" 2004, Girardin Excellent but less floral than other Meursault.
The warm vintage of 2003 in Bordeaux is drinking well now. This wine from Graves is deep dark red with a great smell of blackberries and sweet oak. A good Bordeaux texture with soft tannins. A nice and pleasant wine reasonably priced. Ch Fieuzal 2003, Pessac Leognan 20€ Drinking lovely right now...
I have been quite few times to this restaurant up north of the polar circle in Norway. They have a excellent wine selection and the host is more then willing to share his wine knowledge with you and find good wines for your meal and guests. A couple of times I have tried the fried cod and I must admit it is shockingly good. Both times that we have tried this dish, conversation has stopped and everyone is just digging into the perfectly white flaky layers of cod. Served with some white Burgundy we are always close to heaven.....
Luis Pato is a Portuguese winemaker that makes excellent wines. Whether he can be seen as wine "rebel" I don't know but he tends to be a bit unusual some times. This reasonable wine made from mainly the Baga grape has a "dual personality" as the color is deep dark purple and the nose packed with dark berries and liquerice. Consequently you may expect a masculine wine but that's not the case as the taste is fruity, juicy and surprisingly light. Luis Pato "Rebel" 2010, Portugal 150 NOK or 10€ Goes with most red meat.