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Kurt Rosenwinkel Monvínic Experience in Barcelona

By Published: November 19, 2010
The final two presentations shifted to the extreme south in the Andulusia region of Málaga and Jerez. The 2001 Molino Real is the Moscatel grape bursting with lively fruit with the smells of honey, quince, ginger, lime and laurel with muscatel raisins, lemon verbena, green tea and candied bergamot peel. The sweet finish is smooth, recalling sugared almonds ensconced in honey. This is a desert wine of the highest order, one that will be remembered and cherished for a lifetime. The conclusion was the Valdespino Coliseo Amotillado V.O.R.S., a sherry from the earth of bright limestone, giving it a chalky minerality of distinction with an unsurpassed finish of a fresh sea breeze celebrated in grandeur and pride with an imposing demonstration of an intense length.

What a way to bid farewell to an evening of exploration and discovery and to be in the presence of greatness by masters of preparation and improvisation. It was a night one won't forget, perhaps the time you heard Bill Evans
Bill Evans
Bill Evans
1929 - 1980
piano
at the Vanguard, Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
1926 - 1991
trumpet
at the Fillmore, Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
1917 - 1982
piano
at the Five Spot, Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
1923 - 1990
sax, tenor
at Monmartre, Bobby Hutcherson
Bobby Hutcherson
Bobby Hutcherson
b.1941
vibraphone
at Shelly's or Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill
1937 - 2007
piano
at Birdland... It's not just the notes but the experience and this was The Kurt Rosenwinkel Monvínic Experience, one of hopefully many more to come in the city known for its great food, and architecture and of course wine and jazz.

Photo Credit

Ricard Cugat


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