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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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Achterhoekse Oorsprong (A.W.B.)
3.5/5
This wine is surprising and interesting with beautiful soft acids! It turns out to be quite different than expected by smelling it. It has a broad aroma palate with primary, secondary and tertiary aroma characteristics. In the mouth, we have citrus fruit and yellow apples. The wine has a pleasant minerality. This is a real food wine. Combine it with chicken with lemon, or grilled sardines.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ <10

Year

2016

Tasted

19 May 2021
Achterhoekse Oorsprong (A.W.B.)
This wine is surprising and interesting with beautiful soft acids! It turns out to be quite different than expected by smelling it. It has a broad aroma palate with primary, secondary and tertiary aroma characteristics. In the mouth, we have citrus fruit and yellow apples. The wine has a pleasant minerality. This is a real food wine. Combine it with chicken with lemon, or grilled sardines.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ <10

Year

2016

Rating

7/10

Tasted

19 May 2021
Maronesse
3.5/5
A well-made, however not very exciting and rather one-dimensional white wine. In the nose yellow fruits and citrus, unripe galia melon and some hints of vegetables and white pepper. In the mouth, we have lemon, gooseberries, and a clear bitterness, supplemented with some hints of green vegetables, herbs, and white nuts.
Nice to combine with a fresh salad or black olives.

Province

Flevoland

Price

€ <10

Year

2017

Tasted

19 May 2021
A well-made, however not very exciting and rather one-dimensional white wine. In the nose yellow fruits and citrus, unripe galia melon and some hints of vegetables and white pepper. In the mouth, we have lemon, gooseberries, and a clear bitterness, supplemented with some hints of green vegetables, herbs, and white nuts.
Nice to combine with a fresh salad or black olives.

Province

Flevoland

Price

€ <10

Year

2017

Rating

6.5/10

Tasted

19 May 2021
Wijngoed Fromberg
4/5
The smell differs significantly from the taste, which gives an exciting effect. We smell a lot of red and sweet fruit, citrus and some tones of hay, where in mouth the taste is strongly dominated by citrus flavors. The wine is good but still young at the moment of tasting and for that reason still fairly high in some hard acids. We expect these to soften with a little bottle aging. That’s why we recommend leaving this rose for a while until a warm summer day or, if you can’t wait, decant it.
For food-pairing we recommend a fresh salad with red onion, tuna and capers and a nice French vinaigrette ( Salade Nicoise)

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2020

Tasted

1 Jun 2021
Wijngoed Fromberg
The smell differs significantly from the taste, which gives an exciting effect. We smell a lot of red and sweet fruit, citrus and some tones of hay, where in mouth the taste is strongly dominated by citrus flavors. The wine is good but still young at the moment of tasting and for that reason still fairly high in some hard acids. We expect these to soften with a little bottle aging. That’s why we recommend leaving this rose for a while until a warm summer day or, if you can’t wait, decant it.
For food-pairing we recommend a fresh salad with red onion, tuna and capers and a nice French vinaigrette ( Salade Nicoise)

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2020

Rating

7.5/10

Tasted

1 Jun 2021
Hoeve Nekum
4/5
The wine has a somewhat rural character and reminds us a bit of of Barbera d’Alba. We smell forest fruits and red fruit, forest floor, mushrooms, pine resin, a little wood and some fountain pen ink. In the mouth lots of red fruits, red cherries, berries, strawberries and blackberry jam, and developing aromas of wood, pine resin, leather and stable. Our panel thought this was a good wine, already drinkable, but we recommend that you leave it until the holidays, so that the flavors can integrate better. In addition, it is advisable to open the wine an hour before to breathe.

Wine-food pairing advice: grilled eggplant, a stew, grilled lamb chop or melanzane parmigiana

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2017

Tasted

1 Jun 2021
The wine has a somewhat rural character and reminds us a bit of of Barbera d’Alba. We smell forest fruits and red fruit, forest floor, mushrooms, pine resin, a little wood and some fountain pen ink. In the mouth lots of red fruits, red cherries, berries, strawberries and blackberry jam, and developing aromas of wood, pine resin, leather and stable. Our panel thought this was a good wine, already drinkable, but we recommend that you leave it until the holidays, so that the flavors can integrate better. In addition, it is advisable to open the wine an hour before to breathe.

Wine-food pairing advice: grilled eggplant, a stew, grilled lamb chop or melanzane parmigiana

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2017

Rating

7.5/10

Tasted

1 Jun 2021
Wijngoed Thorn
4/5
The wine has a very pleasant nose, filled with rose hips, raisins, cranberries, black currants, and hints of cedar wood and pepper. Also the flavor intensity is quite good. In the mouth the taste of rose hips and raisins returns, supplemented with red fruits, thyme, resin and a little black olive. With 14%, this wine is relatively high in alcohol but it lacks some tannin for that extra firmness. For that reason we do not recommend to keep it for ageing but to drink it now. All together a good to very good wine. The PQR however is not as good as some other Dutch pinot noir wines we reviewed.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 20+

Year

2018

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Wijngoed Thorn
The wine has a very pleasant nose, filled with rose hips, raisins, cranberries, black currants, and hints of cedar wood and pepper. Also the flavor intensity is quite good. In the mouth the taste of rose hips and raisins returns, supplemented with red fruits, thyme, resin and a little black olive. With 14%, this wine is relatively high in alcohol but it lacks some tannin for that extra firmness. For that reason we do not recommend to keep it for ageing but to drink it now. All together a good to very good wine. The PQR however is not as good as some other Dutch pinot noir wines we reviewed.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 20+

Year

2018

Rating

7.5/10

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Wijndomein Stokhem
4/5
This wine shows a considerable difference between smell and taste. Characteristics of the nose are fruity, floral and herbaceous with scents of sweet cherries on juice, vanilla, allspice, and eucalyptus. In the mouth however, the character is green and graphite-like. We taste green bell pepper, cedar wood, mouth-drying tea and bay leaf. The wine has a good body and flavor intensity. In case you want to open it now: it is a real food wine. We recommend to combine it with a good steak, goulash or boeuf bourguignon so that the tannins are somewhat softened. If you can wait for a while: we advise to keep it at least for another two years to develop, so that flavors become more integrated. After 12 months on American oak, the wine needs some time to age.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Wijndomein Stokhem
This wine shows a considerable difference between smell and taste. Characteristics of the nose are fruity, floral and herbaceous with scents of sweet cherries on juice, vanilla, allspice, and eucalyptus. In the mouth however, the character is green and graphite-like. We taste green bell pepper, cedar wood, mouth-drying tea and bay leaf. The wine has a good body and flavor intensity. In case you want to open it now: it is a real food wine. We recommend to combine it with a good steak, goulash or boeuf bourguignon so that the tannins are somewhat softened. If you can wait for a while: we advise to keep it at least for another two years to develop, so that flavors become more integrated. After 12 months on American oak, the wine needs some time to age.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Rating

7.5/10

Tasted

26 Apr 2021

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