2010, the end.

Hmm, hope it is not too late to post a summary of my wine exploring journey in 2010. I was fortunate enough to taste a lot, a lot of wines. I truly enjoyed and really learned a lot from my all my friends, wine maker, blogger, wine critic etc etc…

It is almost impossible to nail down what was my wine of the year in 2010, so I’m trying my best to pick up some, and listed some others most memorable / QPR wine in 2010 and categorized them by region (I might have missed out some………….).

Based on the statistic, I drank not enough of Bordeaux! Hope I will have the more chance to try more Bordeaux this year, preferably age ^^

Wine of the year (in no particular order) ::

  • 1982 Château Calon-Ségur (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
  • 1982 Château Trotanoy (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
  • 1982 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru)
  • 2000 Bouchard Père et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru)
  • 2002 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny Grand Cru)
  • 2000 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 1991 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)
  • 2005 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

Memorable Wines in 2010 ::

France – Burgundy (White)

  • 2000 Domaine d’Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Meursault Les Narvaux (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault)
  • 2002 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru)
  • 2003 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
  • 2004 Domaine Follin-Arbelet Corton-Charlemagne (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru)
  • 2007 Domaine Follin-Arbelet Corton-Charlemagne (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru)
  • 2007 Henri Boillot Criots Batard Montrachet (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru)

France – Burgundy (Red)

  • 1978 Domaine Robert Arnoux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru)
  • 2000 Nicolas Potel Romanée St. Vivant (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée Grand Cru)
  • 1991 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru)
  • 1997 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru)
  • 1998 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru)
  • 2003 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru)
  • 2001 Louis Jadot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru)
  • 2006 Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru)
  • 1997 Domaine Dujac Bonnes Mares (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru)
  • 2002 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru)
  • 2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny Grand Cru)
  • 2001 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Corton-Clos Rognet (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru)
  • 2001 Domaine du Château de Chorey (Germain) Beaune 1er Cru Les Vigne Franches Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru)

France – Bordeaux

  • 2006 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
  • 2002 Chateau Pape Clement (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
  • 1978 Chateau Grand Mayne (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
  • 1994 Chateau Pontet Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
  • 2005 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
  • 2006 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
  • 2006 Chateau Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

France – Loire

  • 2005 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Pouilly-Fumé)

France – Champagne

  • N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut Rosé Grand Cru
  • N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Initiale
  • N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Cuvée Contraste
  • 1989 Krug Champagne Brut
  • 1995 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Oenothèque
  • 1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon Rosé

France Rhone

  • 1995 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc De L’Orée (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
  • 1995 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 1999 M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)
  • 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 1989 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 1984 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)
  • 1998 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)
  • 2001 Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 2003 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Marie Beurrier (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • 2006 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Italy

  • 1971 Pio Cesare Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
  • 1982 Pio Cesare Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
  • 1996 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
  • 1998 Gaja Barolo Sperss (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
  • 2001 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
  • 2001 Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti) Saffredi Maremma (Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT)
  • 2006 Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti) Saffredi Maremma (Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT)
  • 2004 Le Macchiole Scrio Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
  • 2002 Le Macchiole Messorio Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
  • 2006 Le Macchiole Messorio Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
  • 2006 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
  • 2006 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia (Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri)
  • 2006 Montepeloso Eneo Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT

Germany – Dry / Off-Dry

  • 2005 Weingut Hans Bausch Spätburgunder Rotwein trocken im Barrique gereift (Germany, Rheingau)
  • 2007 Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
  • 2007 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)s
  • 2007 Weingut Keller Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Rheinhessen)
  • 2009 Schloss Lieser Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 2006 Emrich-Schönleber Monzinger Frühlingsplätzchen Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)
  • 2008 Donnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spatlese (Germany, Nahe)
  • 2009 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)

Germany – Dessert

  • 1993 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Goldkapsel (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 1993 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 1996 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 2001 Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese (Germany, Rheingau)
  • 2006 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Auslese “Goldkapsel” (Germany, Nahe)
  • 2009 Schloss Lieser Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Dessert from the rest of the world

  • 1961 Talijancich Julian James Reserve (Australia, Western Australia, Greater Perth, Swan Valley)
  • 2002 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance (South Africa, Coastal Region, Constantia)
  • 2002 Château d’Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
  • 2007 Estasi Moscato di Trani Passito (Italy, Puglia, Moscato di Trani)

And the rest of the world

  • 1969 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
  • 1984 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
  • 1994 Dominus Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley)
  • 1991 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)
  • 2004 Sine Qua Non Syrah Ode to E (USA, California, Central Coast)
  • 2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia (USA, California, Napa Valley)
  • 2000 Giaconda Roussanne Aeolia (Australia, Victoria, North East, Ovens Valley)
  • 2005 Torbreck Run Rig (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)
  • 2006 St Hallett Shiraz Old Block (Australia, South Australia, Barossa)

QPR of 2010

  • 2000 Marcel Deiss Pinot Gris Bergheim (France, Alsace, Bergheim, Alsace AOC)
  • 2007 Château Rieussec R (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Contrôlée)
  • 2008 Château de Fuisse Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Pouilly-Fuissé)
  • 2008 Sebastien Riffault Sancerre Akmenine (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)
  • 2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
  • 2007 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 2009 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
  • 2003 Franz Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (Germany, Rheingau)
  • 2008 Stonier Chardonnay (Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Mornington Peninsula)
  • 2008 Petaluma Chardonnay (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills)
  • N.V. Chambers Rosewood Muscadelle (Tokay) Special (Australia, Victoria, North East, Rutherglen)
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