This time we have Pinot Noir, Barolo and Portwine.
Albert Mann currently produces one of the best red wines from Alsace. Now we have the opportunity to taste an older one. The Albert Mann 2010 Pinot Noir Grand H is a classical Pinot Noir with perfect balance and complexity. It has strawberry, rose hip, cherry, Amarena, cinnamon, a medium- to full-body, a medium to long finish and it is spicy and dense. Unfortunately it has volatile acidity, otherwise it could be a great wine. 17.8/20 points.
Calera is one of the top producers of modern Pinot Noir in California. The Calera 2014 Pinot Noir Mount Harlan Mills Vineyard is a cherry juice concentrate with dark toast. With full-body, mineral, cherry, blackberry, it has a long finish, good structure, potential and is very intense. It needs time, but today it is best with a dark grilled steak with hickory wood sauce. 18.8/20 points.
The Sergio & Battista Borgogno 1982 Barolo Cannubi is a classical Barolo from one of the best vintages. It still has a garnet colour with ruby reflections and it tastes young. It has moss, dried rose blossoms, forest floor, tar, cherry and unfortunately very little acetone. It is full-bodied, balanced and has polished tannin. It will last for years. 18.8/20 points.
The Diez NV Tawny Grande Reserve Ultra is an absolute cult port wine in Portugal. With hazelnut, nuts, herbs, raisins and caramel, it is full-bodied, dense, balanced and has a long finish and a high sweetness for its age. 17.5/20 points.
The Niepoort NV 20 Years Old Tawny Port (bottled 1980) is an example of the overall high quality of port wines from Niepoort. It is full-bodied with red currents, cassis, structure, density and a long finish. It is medium sweet and elegant. 18.3/20 points.