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Meursault 2010 Domaine Remi Jobard

One of the labels on this blog is called Meditation wine. The wines I choose to label like that are wines that do not require food as they are so lovely just on its own. On its own when things are bad and you need to be cheered up or there is something to celebrate. Or maybe because you are worth it! This Meursault by Remi Jobard from 2010is like that. Drinking perfectly now with a super delicious smell of butter, lime, white flowers and some spice. Perfectly balanced with a long velvety finish. Pure and full bodied white. A truly lovely wine. If you want food try with fried cod or Comte cheese. Meursault 2010 En Luraule Remi Jobard Ca 40€ or 500 NOK

Chassagne Montrachet 2013 Ramonet

Not the best of pictures but it was quite dark in the restaurant when this picture was taken. Quite a delicious nose of citrus, green apple with nicely integrated oak flavours and hint of wet stone. Very concentrated taste with a lovely acidity and a refreshing and quite fruity aftertaste that lingers on for a very long time. A beautiful balanced wine that goes well with most white meat, white fish and cheese. But as many white Burgundies it is also perfect for meditation purposes. Drink now and over next 10 years. Chassagne Montrachet 2013 1er cru Morgeot Domaine Ramonet High price

Ch. Les Ormes Sorbet 2009

2009 is one of the great vintages in Bordeaux and it was the year the prices sky rocketed thanks to the very good vintage, demand and rich investors. Finding a "reasonable" and good Bordeaux from that year can as such be a challenge. This chateau is normally good value for money and the 2009 should be drinking nicely now and over the next ten years. The colour is dark red and a discrete nose of dark fruit, plum, some wood and a hint of pepper. The taste is long with firm tannins and a good balance. The oak is still dominating the picture for my liking so perhaps it requires one or two more years before it has reach it's full potential. Try with lamb, cheese or meat. A decent Medoc below 25€ or 300NOK.

Terrazas - Malbec 2015

This is a wine made from 20-80 year old vines at more than 1000 meters altitude. It has been age 12-14 months in french oak barrels and it is best served at temperatures 14-16c. Medium dark red colour with a purple rim. Delicious smell of dark fruit like ripe cherries, plum and blueberries. Toasty character with some spice and chocolate. Big full bodied wine with with lots of fruit, soft tannins and a good finish dominated by black fruit. This is a full-bodied red and as far away from light red as you can get. Malbec Terrazas de los Andes 2015, Mendoza Argentina Ca 180 NOK or 12usd   

Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon

It's been a long time time since I have concentrated my efforts on Australian wines. I used to try an awful lot while living in the UK some 20 years ago, but since then it has mostly been in connection with Sommelier training. Margaret River which is in the western part of Australia is an emerging wine district with high quality wines. Often good value for money. It avoids the really hot temperatures due to the proximity to the sea. The wine is blended from the best batches grown on the Leston vineyard in the Wilyabrup sub region. Some of the grapes parcels had prolonged skin contact to extract maximum colour and tannin. The wine then spent 18 months in french oak barriques before being bottled. 40% new oak. This is a dense and big wine. Dark fruit, vanilla and plum on the nose with some sweet mint and cinnamon as well. Big mouthful with soft delicate dark fruit and ripe integrated tannins. A well made wine indeed. 46 Aussie dollars.