Andreas Larsson’s New Website
Beyond wine, Andreas Larsson is also a passionate cook, lover of gastronomy, a jazz player and a world traveler. His current lifestyle began in a kitchen and he graduated as a chef in 1990. A few years later he was seduced into the world of wine after visiting some vineyards in France. It then took years of studying and sacrifice to work his way to The Best Sommelier in the World.
Today he is constantly cooking, traveling, tasting and when he finds the time playing the guitar. You can now follow along and take a peek of his life through the new and improved www.AndreasLarsson.org.
Here you will see mouth-watering recipes and find where Andreas gets his inspiration. You can read about his current projects, where he is tasting and learn more about wine and food pairings and so much more. It is a gateway to knowing Andreas better and to learn what a sommelier’s daily life includes.
Find out more here (www.AndreasLarsson.org) and for even more Andreas, you can follow his Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/legrandsommelier/ ) as well.
BOLLE – LA LICORNE BLANCHE 2013
Switzerland – Vaud – White
“However, the palate is very precise, bone-dry, crisp acidity, still very youthful tempering that opulence we have on the nose. It’s still a rather full style of white, bone-dry with a rather opulent texture. Finely balanced.”
DOMAINE DE LA GUILLOTERIE – TRADITION 2014
France – Loire Valley – Saumur Champigny – Cabernet Franc – Red
“Nice freshness, high acidity giving a lift to that dark those blackcurrant notes, red currants. With a slightly herbal spiciness, some notes of bouquet garni, and a slight pepperiness. I pick up no oak on the taste. Fresh and digest, with a medium weight. Quite long finish.”
AQUA DE VALDRONNE – EAU DE VIE DE VIN NV
France – Sud Ouest – Eau de vie
“Quite pure nose, but there is a fruity element there that reminds me a little bit of fresh grapes, sweet plum, and some hints of lemon zest. Good attack on the palate.”
CLOS MOGADOR 2013
Spain – Catalunya – Priorat – Red
“What I like here is we really have a high ripeness, inky dark berries, cassis and juicy blackberry. It is all underlined by a very bright acidity and that mineral sensation. Very long finish. Really layered very juicy, very long finish. Persistent with a lot of fine spiciness going on. Excellent balance.”
BODEGA DEL FIN DEL MUNDO – POSTALES DEL FIN DEL MUNDO 2014
Argentina – Patagonia – Neuquen – Cabernet Sauvignon – Malbec – Red
“Fine integration of wood, it is still slightly tannic, but that is something that will easily integrate within the coming one or two years I think. So not harsh by any means, I rather like the freshness arrived from the tannins and the acidity.”
DISTILLERIE PERONI MADDALENA – GRAPPA LUGANA INVECCHIATA NV
Italy – Lombardy – Grappa
“It’s warm, it’s ripe; it has that certain roughness that you expect from grappa but I still think that this aging in oak has rounded it off nicely. It offers a quite nice texture and a good level of drinkability today. Cheers!”
CHATEAU DE COME 2012
France – Bordeaux – Saint Estèphe – Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot – Red
“Good grip on the palate here. Rather full-bodied and quite rigid in terms of texture. I like it a lot because this is a wine that combines the dense fruitiness. Quite high level of tannin, but rather rounded and polished. I would say it is actually a quite good drinkability already.”