Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rudesheimer Kabinett Riesling 2013

Leitz Rudesheimer Rosengarten, VDP Kabinett Riesling, Rheingau, Germany 2013 Screw cap closure, 10% abv, £15, Waitrose WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) … Continue reading

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Piccini Chianti Riserva 2007

Familae Piccini, DOCG Chianti Riserva, Tuscany, Italy, 2007 Sangiovese in the main with ciliegiolo, natural cork closure, 13% abv, widely available at about £10. WSET style tasting note Appearance – deep intensity garnet, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on … Continue reading

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X and Y Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2011

X&Y Margaret River, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia, 2011 Screw cap closure, 13% abv, The Co-op, about £10. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a … Continue reading

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Devaux Brut Champagne 2004

Devaux Brut Millesime 2004, Cote des Bars, Champagne, France. Devaux is a co-operative label produced by Union Auboise. This wine is a blend of 97% chardonnay and 3% pinot noir. Fermented in stainless steel followed by MLF, then 5-7 years … Continue reading

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BBR Pomerol 2011

Produced for BBR by Chateau Feytit-Clinet, AOC/AOP Pomerol  2011, Bordeaux, France. Cool clay rich soils which suit merlot. Natural cork closure, 14% abv; BBR £20. WSET style tasting note Appearance – deep intensity ruby, showing tears. Nose – clean on the … Continue reading

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BBR St Emilion Grand Cru 2010

Produced for BBR by Alain Vauthier co-owner of Ch. Ausone, at Chateau Simard, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2010, Bordeaux, France. Chalky gravelly soils. Probably 80:20 merlot:cabernet franc, natural cork closure, 14% abv; BBR £20. WSET style tasting note Appearance – deep intensity … Continue reading

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Seyval blanc bud burst 2014

This vine is potted in a sheltered south-facing spot, and so it is well advanced for the end of April.   Now I need to know what to do with shoot training … need to consult my friend Stephan Kohl … Continue reading

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Riesling Sekt Mosel 2011

Stephan Kohl, Riesling Sekt, extra brut, b.A Mosel, Germany 2011 Hand riddled, 12.5% abv, about £10, n/a UK, but can easily import from the producer, see producers. WSET style tasting note Appearance – medium intensity gold, showing small-sized bubbles and tears. Nose … Continue reading

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Royal Tokaji Aszu Hungary 2008

Royal Tokaji, 5 Puttonyos Aszu, Hungary, 2008 In the news, reported in Decanter online 14/3/14 … Hungary abolishes 3 and 4 puttonyos Tokaji grades, the two lowest grades, as of this year. A classic blend of furmint, harslevelu and muscat de … Continue reading

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Les Grandes Costes Pic St Loup 2009

Domaine Les Grandes Costes, Pic St Loup, AOC/AOP Coteaux du Languedoc, France, 2009 Natural cork closure, 14.5%, £11.37, The Co-op. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity purple, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with … Continue reading

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