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Read our tasting notes, compiled by our experienced tasting panel. All wines are described according to the international WSET method for professional wine tasting. 

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Fromberg
Our rating: 8.5/10
Fromberger Ophrys is a very fruity sparkling wine. We smell and taste a lot of citrus, stone- and tropical fruit. Especially the smell and taste of fresh pineapple is remarkable. Besides the fruitiness, the wine has some soft tones of yeast and a small bitter in the end. The finish is pleasant. A very good wine, nicely balanced and with a lot of fruitiness.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 20+

Year

2017

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Fromberger Ophrys is a very fruity sparkling wine. We smell and taste a lot of citrus, stone- and tropical fruit. Especially the smell and taste of fresh pineapple is remarkable. Besides the fruitiness, the wine has some soft tones of yeast and a small bitter in the end. The finish is pleasant. A very good wine, nicely balanced and with a lot of fruitiness.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 20+

Year

2017

Our rating

8.5/10

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Naescas
Our rating: 7/10
This is an easy to drink wine, pleasant with a mainly fruity character. We smell and taste red (forest) fruits. In the nose these are supplemented with aromas of juniper, cinnamon and leather. In the taste mainly supplemented with green herbs and pine.

Province

Zuid-Holland

Price

€ <10

Year

2018

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
This is an easy to drink wine, pleasant with a mainly fruity character. We smell and taste red (forest) fruits. In the nose these are supplemented with aromas of juniper, cinnamon and leather. In the taste mainly supplemented with green herbs and pine.

Province

Zuid-Holland

Price

€ <10

Year

2018

Our rating

7/10

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
De Planck
Our rating: 7/10
An elegant wine, well-integrated in terms of wood and tannins. It has characteristics of red fruits, cedarwood, spices and vegetal scents in the nose and dark fruit, vegetal and oaky flavor characteristics in the mouth. We would have preferred more intense fruit flavors, nevertheless this is a pleasant wine with Pinot Noir-like characteristics, so drink it a little chilled.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2016

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
An elegant wine, well-integrated in terms of wood and tannins. It has characteristics of red fruits, cedarwood, spices and vegetal scents in the nose and dark fruit, vegetal and oaky flavor characteristics in the mouth. We would have preferred more intense fruit flavors, nevertheless this is a pleasant wine with Pinot Noir-like characteristics, so drink it a little chilled.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2016

Our rating

7/10

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Aan de Breede Beek
Our rating: 7.5/10
The Regent of Aan de Breede Beek is a red wine with a strong and still young, green character. It has the smell and taste of forest fruits, liquorice and spices like juniper, bay leaves and vanilla. The taste of cedarwood and liquorice are quite dominantly present after the 9 months of ageing on new barriques. Although the wine is already fine to drink now, the aromas of the fruit and cedarwood are not yet fully integrated. We expect that the wine will improve by letting it age for at least another year. When you prefer drinking red wine when it is still young, we would advise to decant it and to combine it with a hearty meal such as stew, pumpkin, old cheeses or red meat.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Aan de Breede Beek
The Regent of Aan de Breede Beek is a red wine with a strong and still young, green character. It has the smell and taste of forest fruits, liquorice and spices like juniper, bay leaves and vanilla. The taste of cedarwood and liquorice are quite dominantly present after the 9 months of ageing on new barriques. Although the wine is already fine to drink now, the aromas of the fruit and cedarwood are not yet fully integrated. We expect that the wine will improve by letting it age for at least another year. When you prefer drinking red wine when it is still young, we would advise to decant it and to combine it with a hearty meal such as stew, pumpkin, old cheeses or red meat.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Our rating

7.5/10

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
Our rating: 8/10
The Cuvee Barrique is a soft and round wine, very pleasant to drink. The wine is quite aromatic. We smell black fruits, red fruits and herbaceous characteristics. The smell is a bit more restrained than its taste. In the mouth, we have flavors of forest fruit jam, tabacco, brioche, tea, vanilla and herbs. The fruitiness of the wine is somewhat modest, while the tones of cedarwood are quite dominant. The wine has had 12 months of barrique ageing and needs some development time to properly integrate these flavors. We recommend to store it 1-2 years or decant it before drinking.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
The Cuvee Barrique is a soft and round wine, very pleasant to drink. The wine is quite aromatic. We smell black fruits, red fruits and herbaceous characteristics. The smell is a bit more restrained than its taste. In the mouth, we have flavors of forest fruit jam, tabacco, brioche, tea, vanilla and herbs. The fruitiness of the wine is somewhat modest, while the tones of cedarwood are quite dominant. The wine has had 12 months of barrique ageing and needs some development time to properly integrate these flavors. We recommend to store it 1-2 years or decant it before drinking.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Our rating

8/10

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
Our rating: 8/10
The Cuvee Signature has well integrated aromas and a very broad aroma palate. We smell forest fruits and characteristics of spices and herbs. The wine has a rich flavour palate of forest fruits, herbaceous and oak characteristics. The finish is somewhat dominated by the taste of cedarwood, due to a 12 months aging on (partially) new barriques. This indicates that the wine is still young and will improve with further ageing. We expect that more tertiary aromas will develop then. We recommend to decant the wine before drinking or open it a few hours before drinking. Or to store it a for another year of course.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2017

Tasted

27 Oct 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
The Cuvee Signature has well integrated aromas and a very broad aroma palate. We smell forest fruits and characteristics of spices and herbs. The wine has a rich flavour palate of forest fruits, herbaceous and oak characteristics. The finish is somewhat dominated by the taste of cedarwood, due to a 12 months aging on (partially) new barriques. This indicates that the wine is still young and will improve with further ageing. We expect that more tertiary aromas will develop then. We recommend to decant the wine before drinking or open it a few hours before drinking. Or to store it a for another year of course.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2017

Our rating

8/10

Tasted

27 Oct 2020

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