Friday, 5 March 2021

Short Notes From A Dinner At Djuret

Last night we had dinner at Djuret, one of the wine friendliest restaurants in Stockholm. Daniel Crespi offers up a relaxing atmosphere where the food, service and of course! - the wines are in the forefront. 
Always a genuine pleasure to dine here!

2005 Cuvée Hemera, Henriot
While waiting for the others I had a glass of this beauty. A 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot it explodes out of the glass with notes of brioche, ripe apples, salted popcorn and yellow flowers. A silky, pure taste with salted caramel, iron and butter biscuits. Just lovely.
96p   (tasted 2021/03)

2019 Scharzhofberger Risling Kabinett, Egon Muller
This oooozes energy with notes of wet stones, grass and purity. The taste is racy, fresh and pure like a mountain river.
94p   (tasted 2021/03)

2016 Corton-Charlemagne, Vincent Girardin
This one escaped a photo, when poured by Daniel just passing by... :-) A gorgeous nose, deep, with sweet almonds, grilled lemons and ripe bananas, very complex, the taste goes on and on with a crisp acidity and finger licking great fruit.
95p   (tasted 2021/03)

2011 Clos de Vougeot, Jean Grivot
Oooooh boy, this is the real thing, exactly what a great Burgundy is all about - hedonistic, dripping, sweet fruit paired with a great backbone, a uplifting acidity, perfume and a finish that never ends. Absolutely fantastic.
98p   (tasted 2021/03)

2017 Beaune Gréves de l´Enfant Jésus, Bouchard
Again, Daniel swept by with a bottle and all of a sudden I got a generous pour of this upliftning Burgundy, fresh, juicy and full of luscious red currant and raspberry fruit. Lovely to drink now and the coming 20+ years (I vividly remembered a 1959 Baby Jesus drunk some 20 years ago that was heaven in a bottle!)
93p   (tasted 2021/03)

2010 Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon, Grant Burge
In a other setting, without these stunning wines tasted before, which all were about nerve and tension, I would surely have liked this more, but now it seemed a bit heavy handed, albeit with a very good structure, a generous fruit and a long lasting finish.
91p   (tasted 2021/03)

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