Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cremant de Limoux Methode Ancestrale Doux

AOC Cremant de Limoux, Methode Ancestrale, Doux, Sieur D’Arques, NV WSET call this wine Blanquette de Limoux Methode Ancestrale Varietal mauzac (aka blanquette – little white in Occitan, referring to the leaves having a white bloom), 6% abv, natural agglomerate mushroom cork closure; … Continue reading

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Zinck Eichberg Riesling GC 2009

Zinck Eichberg Riesling GC, Alsace, France, 2009. Riesling, 13.5% abv, natural cork closure; widely available, about £16 (2012). WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing tears. Nose – clean on the nose, medium (+) … Continue reading

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Ployez Jacquemart BdB 2004

Ployez Jacquemart, Blanc de Blanc 2004, Champagne 12% abv, €37 ex cellar (2013), BBR £50 (2013). WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing small-sized bubbles and tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with … Continue reading

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Ciabot Berton Barolo 2005

Ciabot Berton DOCG Barolo 2005 Varietal nebbiolo, made in La Morra, from vineyards of Roggeri, Bricco San Biagio and Rive. Fermented in vat, blended and then aged in French, then Slavonian oak, for a total of about 3 years, before … Continue reading

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Wolf Blass Yellow Label 2009

Wolf Blass, Yellow Label, Pinot Noir-Chardonnay Brut, 2009 A blend of 55% pinot noir and 45% chardonnay. The label mentions a creamy yeasty note, but this was not detected. 11% abv, £10.50 WSET style tasting note Appearance – pale intensity … Continue reading

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