Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lenz Moser Beerenauslese 2009

Lenz Moser Prestige, Pradikatswein Beerenauslese, Burgenland, Austria 2009 Beerenauslese – means literally ‘berries selected’, so individually harvested berries, overripe with noble rot, giving a rich, sweet and expensive wine, with a full body and low alcohol. Where is Burgenland? In Eastern … Continue reading

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Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvedre 2012

Penfolds Bin 2, Shiraz Mourvedre, South Australia, 2012 Natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Majestic Wine £13 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity purple, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, pronounced intensity, developing, with rich opening … Continue reading

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Louis Guntrum Riesling Auslese 2012

Louis Guntrum, Oppenheim Herenberg, Riesling Auslese, Pradikatswein, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2012 Auslese – a style made from selected extra ripe grape bunches, ranging from dry to sweet, medium to full body, with a minimum potential alcohol of 12% abv, easily matched … Continue reading

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Chianti Classico Gran Selezione London 2014

The UK Debut of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, London, 25 November 2014 A Hunt and Coady event for the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico. New regulations In 2013 the Consorzio approved new regulations for the Chianti Classico denomination (and approved by EC … Continue reading

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J-M Vincent Santenay 2010

Jean-Marc Vincent, Le Passetemps, AOC Santenay 1er Cru, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, 2010 An appellation at the southern-most end of the Cote de Beaune. A very short cold maceration, then fermentation in stainless-steel, with pigeage (punching down) or remontage (pumping over).  Elevage … Continue reading

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Araldica Gavi 2013

Araldica Vini (for Sainsbury), DOCG Gavi,  Piemonte, Italy 2013 Nominal cortese flavour profile for Piemonte: orchard fruit (pear, green apple), citrus (grapefruit, lemon and lime) and floral/herbal notes.  It is also grown in Victoria, Australia, with warmer notes of melon, tropical … Continue reading

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Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2010

Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal (Grand Cru Classe en 1855, 5th growth), Pauillac, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, 2010 I thought that it would interesting to try a decent left bank claret before it was truly ready to drink, and it wasn’t, but will give … Continue reading

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Falkensteiner Hofberg Mosel Riesling 2008

Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium, Falkensteiner Hofberg Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2008 Natural cork closure, 10.5% abv, Majestic Wine, £7 When first tasted, the opening note was overtly wet wool, which was why I bought a bottle, followed by limy citrus. WSET style … Continue reading

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Wandering Beeste Swartland Syrah 2013

Wandering Beeste, Syrah, WO Swartland, South Africa, 2013 Selected whole bunches go through a wild yeast fermentation over 6 months in old oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Natural cork closure, 13%, from Slurp UK, about £14 Rated outstanding in … Continue reading

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Martin Codax Albarino 2013

Martin Codax, Albarino, DO Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain, 2013 Screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, about £10 WSET style tasting note: Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, … Continue reading

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