Monthly Archives: October 2016

Graham Vintage Port 1980

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Estimated cost of this Graham’s Vintage Port 1995 bottle of 750 ml is 47 Euro. Learn more about the house of Graham’s here Visiting Graham’s in Porto.

Taste notes right after decanting

Minimum sediment with a cork completely soaked and destroyed.

Deep dark red like blood.

Dark and tar like aroma with alcohol dominating a light, but sweet, dried fruits scent.

Soft body with everything you can imagine from a harbor, tar, robes, planks, barrels, its it just dark and mysterious. Good tannin balance already. Long, sweet and powerful dried fruits in the after taste, lasts a good while.

Intermediate rating 89 /100

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2 hours after decanting

No changes in colour, remains dark and bloody.

Aroma as was it smelled directly from the oak casket, dark and lustrous.

 

Balanced taste with a good complex play between the dried fruits and mild tannin.

Wine was poured back in the bottle to slow the process of decanting.

 

Overall rating 92 / 100

Neumarkter Lammsbräu – Weisse Alkoholfrei

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The first written reference is from 1628 with the mention of the inn “Zum Goldenen Lamm”, that translates to The Golden Lamb, located in Neumarkt, Germany.

In 1800 the brewery was bought by the Ehrnsperger family and in 1845 the brewery Neumarkter Lammsbräu was founded. Since 1977 they have been brewing bio-dynamic beers and developed the concepts up through almost 40 years and have received numerous awards for their caring for the environment.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 0,0%.

Good looking hazy orange beer.

Large head with a fine top.

Medium aroma with a scent of wheat and vegetables.

Good CO2, a fresh wheat taste with a light fruit, more in the after taste. Bio-dynamic / organic beer. But still a off from missing alcohol.

Overall rating 75 / 100

Rörhlbräu – Vilstaler Weisse

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The brewery tradition in Straubing, Germany is dated to 1431 where monks founded the Metten Monastery. The brewery used the cellar for beer storage since 1929 and in 2008 bought the family Sillner the Röhrlbräu brewery.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,1%.

Light yellow colour and only slightly hazy.

Small head with a fine top.

Sweet fruit in the aroma.

Good CO2, fresh hops and sweet fruit in the taste, the sweet fruit dominates the after taste.

Overall rating 74 / 100