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Vilhelm Christiansen

Vilhelm Christiansen A/S

This Wine shop was situated at Store Strandvej 9 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded 1880 by A. Schmidt and Christiansen took over in 1932. The bottle we enjoy told us that Christiansen delivered to the King of Sweden, King of Spain and King of Serbia.

Serbia was created at the Berlin Congress in 1878 and the King was crowned in 1882 from the Karadjordevic dynasty. In 1918 Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia created the Habsburg South Slaving country in Paris 1920.

The shop delivered also to tsar Nicolaus II (who died 1894) widow, Maria Fedorowa, who was a daughter to King Christian IX of Denmark. She moved back to Denmark after the Russian revolution and died at Klampenburg in 1928.

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseOporto Old Stout
Unknown
Tawny
ColourDark tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite obvious volatile acidity in the nose. Pharmacy and old hospital also quite pronounce in the nose.BottledDuring the 1920s
TasteMedium body. Mature and of course quite old but balanced and very sweet and easy to drink and to like. The volatile acidity do not disturbed the taste which was very astonishing indeed. Of course there was some old acidity but it was quite elegant and the sweetness took over in a lovely and attractive finish. This was an astonishing and lovely experience.Score range
Last tasted11th December 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
Bottled by Vilhelm Christiansen. Probably from the Great War and bottled in the 1920s. This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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