Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mount Bluff, New Zealand, NV

Mount Bluff (a brand name rather than a place, me thinks), Sauvignon blanc Brut, NV, Wine of New Zealand. Bought by mistake? Cheap fizz? Neither of these things, I wanted to try it after reading Sally Easton’s (MW) article. Every … Continue reading

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Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sainsbury TTD Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ, 2011 A carbonated wine, smells and tastes like Kiwi sauvignon blanc with typical aromas and flavours,  which the CO2 heightens somewhat.  Zork closure, 12.5%, £12, Sainsbury. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2002

Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2002. Cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, 14% abv, natural cork closure; Wine Society and others, was £20 on release and purchase, but after cellaring, more like £25 now.  I thought it worth including under the … Continue reading

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Rustenberg, John X Merriman, 2008

Rustenberg, John X Merriman, 2008, W.O. Stellenbosch – Simonsberg Mountain, South Africa. A SW France type blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit  verdot, cabernet franc and malbec; natural cork closure, 14.5% abv. Cooden Cellars, about £13. Soils – decomposed granite. Vinification … Continue reading

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Claude Carre, Brut, NV

Claude Carre et Fils, Premier Cru, Brut, Champagne, NV, East side of the Montagne de Reims, France A champagne blend, chardonnay dominated going by the appearance, with a little research, this producer is confirmed 100% chardonnay, mushroom cork closure, 12% … Continue reading

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Glod Blin Champagne NV

Glod Blin (RC – Récoltant Co-opérateur), Brut, Bouleuse, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, NV This wine: age unknown, but colour and aroma/flavour profile suggest extended time in cellar, perhaps 6-8 years; natural mushroom cork closure, 12% abv, €unknown, a welcome gift (2013) WSET style … Continue reading

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