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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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Wijndomein Stokhem
4/5
An exciting wine that arouses interest! Lots of fruit and a nice balance between fruit and tannins with both a broad aroma and taste palate. In the nose a lot of red fruit, fruit compote and herbs, in the mouth besides a lot of ripe red fruit also some vegetables and hints of herbs, tea and bitter chocolate. The wine can certainly be drunk now, but can improve with a few years of aging. We expect the wine to soften a bit and integrate better. But already a very good wine!

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Wijndomein Stokhem
An exciting wine that arouses interest! Lots of fruit and a nice balance between fruit and tannins with both a broad aroma and taste palate. In the nose a lot of red fruit, fruit compote and herbs, in the mouth besides a lot of ripe red fruit also some vegetables and hints of herbs, tea and bitter chocolate. The wine can certainly be drunk now, but can improve with a few years of aging. We expect the wine to soften a bit and integrate better. But already a very good wine!

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Rating

8/10

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Domaine Salamander
4.5/5
A remarkably good pinot noir! We were pleasantly surprised by this gem. A very well-balanced wine with a lovely and broad aroma palate of fruity, herbal and earthy characteristics. We smell a lot of red fruits, thyme, scents of pine, leather and roses. The wine has a quite intense flavour intensity. Also in the taste a lot of red fruits (cranberries!), herbs de provence, cedar wood, light notes of graphite and the wonderful scent of pine forest. Good to combine with charcuterie, salad with duck breast and cranberry compote or, very classic, with pheasant. We want more of this! Can I get another refill please?

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 20+

Year

2018

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Domaine Salamander
A remarkably good pinot noir! We were pleasantly surprised by this gem. A very well-balanced wine with a lovely and broad aroma palate of fruity, herbal and earthy characteristics. We smell a lot of red fruits, thyme, scents of pine, leather and roses. The wine has a quite intense flavour intensity. Also in the taste a lot of red fruits (cranberries!), herbs de provence, cedar wood, light notes of graphite and the wonderful scent of pine forest. Good to combine with charcuterie, salad with duck breast and cranberry compote or, very classic, with pheasant. We want more of this! Can I get another refill please?

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 20+

Year

2018

Rating

8.5/10

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Domaine Salamander
4/5
This rose wine of the pinot noir grape is very interesting! It has a lovely, fruity nose of yellow apple, red fruits, some citrus and light notes of fresh green herbs. In terms of taste, the wine has a somewhat heartier character and in addition to a lot of fruit, especially cranberries, we taste a fairly strong bitter note of orange peel. All in all a nice glass of wine with a bit of spice! Due to its intense flavor intensity, the wine can have some counterbalance in terms of food. For food pairing we recommend asparagus, a beetroot salad, cold pasta salad, grilled tuna or poultry.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2019

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
This rose wine of the pinot noir grape is very interesting! It has a lovely, fruity nose of yellow apple, red fruits, some citrus and light notes of fresh green herbs. In terms of taste, the wine has a somewhat heartier character and in addition to a lot of fruit, especially cranberries, we taste a fairly strong bitter note of orange peel. All in all a nice glass of wine with a bit of spice! Due to its intense flavor intensity, the wine can have some counterbalance in terms of food. For food pairing we recommend asparagus, a beetroot salad, cold pasta salad, grilled tuna or poultry.

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2019

Rating

7.5/10

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Wijngoed Thorn
4/5
A nicely balanced rose wine of the pinot noir grape with a good structure and a nice mouthfeel. We smell and taste a nice fruity and floral palate of red currants, strawberries, citrus fruit, yellow apple, rose hips, blossoms and some vegetal hints. We recommend to combine it with smoked chicken, a fresh salad with goat cheese, trout or fresh mackerel, rhubarb or simply as an aperitif with an olive. Have a nice drink in the sun this spring and summer!

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
A nicely balanced rose wine of the pinot noir grape with a good structure and a nice mouthfeel. We smell and taste a nice fruity and floral palate of red currants, strawberries, citrus fruit, yellow apple, rose hips, blossoms and some vegetal hints. We recommend to combine it with smoked chicken, a fresh salad with goat cheese, trout or fresh mackerel, rhubarb or simply as an aperitif with an olive. Have a nice drink in the sun this spring and summer!

Province

Limburg

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Rating

8/10

Tasted

26 Apr 2021
Betuws Wijndomein
3/5
This dessert wine is made in a way that attempts to mimic the production of ice-wine within The Netherlands by cryoextraction (cooling the grapes to below freezing before pressing them). The nose of this wine is very modest but the flavors are more pronounced. We taste citrus fruit, lemon zest, pear, yellow apple and pineapple. It is a sweet wine, but a bit too light to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. It has a lot of sweetness but misses some depth that would have made this wine more interesting. This could partially be ascribed to the low level of alcohol.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
This dessert wine is made in a way that attempts to mimic the production of ice-wine within The Netherlands by cryoextraction (cooling the grapes to below freezing before pressing them). The nose of this wine is very modest but the flavors are more pronounced. We taste citrus fruit, lemon zest, pear, yellow apple and pineapple. It is a sweet wine, but a bit too light to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. It has a lot of sweetness but misses some depth that would have made this wine more interesting. This could partially be ascribed to the low level of alcohol.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Rating

6/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
3/5
This wine is made by harvesting late and then drying the grapes for 4 weeks before pressing them (the passito method). The wine shows remarkably pronounced aromas and flavors of grapefruit and mandarin, combined with passionfruit and pineapple. It is quite light and misses a bit of depth and complexity. It is a sweet wine, but not enough to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. Due to its distinct citrus flavors, the wine could for example be nicely combined with an orange bavarois.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
This wine is made by harvesting late and then drying the grapes for 4 weeks before pressing them (the passito method). The wine shows remarkably pronounced aromas and flavors of grapefruit and mandarin, combined with passionfruit and pineapple. It is quite light and misses a bit of depth and complexity. It is a sweet wine, but not enough to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. Due to its distinct citrus flavors, the wine could for example be nicely combined with an orange bavarois.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Rating

6/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020

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