Friday 31 October 2014

Drinking Lunch At 19 Glas

You have to eat. And drink. Combining the two over lunch is a great concept. Yesterday I visited 19 Glas, a great place in the Old Town of Stockholm, for lunch. I had a marvellous dish with cabbage, carrots and a silky smooth parsnip purée, a really great vegetarian dish.

2012 Bourgogne, Domaine Denis Pére
A light, fresh and earthy nose with notes of barely ripe raspberries, lingonberries, pine and a touch of animal fur. Nice.
The taste is light, energetic and pure with earthy lingonberries, dried resin and a fine acidity. Clean, simple and enjoyable. And it worked great with the food.
84p   (tasted 2014/10)

2013 Tinto Joven Roble, Pago de Los Capellanes
Instead of dessert I had another glass of wine, and this 100% Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero charmed the pants of me! A big, tight, concentrated nose with notes of plums, vanilla dusted wild raspberries, cherry pie and a sprig of dill thrown in for complexity. Deep and yummy.
The taste is as hedonistic as on the nose but the sweet fruit is backed up with a an almost strict character underneath with firm tannins which gives a good grip. Notes of blackberries, liquorice, warm herbs and chocolate covered cherries. The finish is long and structured. Needs some years in the cellar, maybe a tad burly now, but this have potential. And for 18 Euro, I´m loading up!
91p   (tasted 2014/10)

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