This time we really had mixed stuff: A perfect White Bordeaux from California, a great Barolo 60 years old and a new cuvee from Würtemberg.
This Barolo is 60 years old and shows the phantastic world of old Barolo: The Enrico Serafino 1961 Barolo Riserva has a little bit of mushrooms but also tar, undergrowth, moss and cherries. With medium- to full-body, it is balanced, dense, still tannic and has a long finish, power and a light sweetness. 18/20 points.
The Schnaitmann 2018 Cuvée André Macionga was made for the head sommelier from Tim Raue. This is a dense and mineralic white wine with nutmeg and blossoms. It will perfectly match to the meals of Tim Raue. 16/20 points.
White wines from Bordeaux are either expansive, boring or need a lot of aging to come around. The Jonata 2013 Flor from Ballard Canyon Santa Ynez Valley is a perfect White Bordeaux epigone. It consists of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon like a typical White Bordeaux. It starts with exotic fruits, passion fruit, fruit basket, papaya, mango, lime and yellow plum and it turns to the typical flavors of gooseberry and elder blossoms after a while. You really need to decant it for a longer time. It is spicy, mineralic and has a long finish and a perfect maturity now. 19.3/20 points.