Monthly Archives: December 2014

Laura Sommierois 2012

Les Vignerons du Sommierois (Co-op), Laura, AOP Coteaux de Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2012 A blend of 70% syrah with grenache noir, oak-aged for 6 months; natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, ex-producer, about €12 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht Clos Hauserer Riesling 2003

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Riesling, Clos Hauserer (GC Hengst), Wintzenheim, AOC/AOP Alsace, France, 2003 A biodynamic producer, with low yields and late harvests. Depending on quality, between 10-18 thousand cases of wine are produced each year.  See Zind Humbrecht’s 2003 vintage report, including … Continue reading

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La Rose Pauillac 2010

La Rose (a co-op), AOC/AOP Pauillac, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, 2010 A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Matured in oak, natural cork closure, 13% abv, widely available en France, about €20 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht Pinot gris VT 2009

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Clos Jebsal, AOC/AOP Alsace Vendange Tardive, Turkheim, Alsace, 2009 A biodynamic wine, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Costco, £18. The 2006 is at BBR for close to £60.  I think that this wine, the 2009, would be perfect … Continue reading

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Coteaux de Layon 2013

Chateau de la Roulerie, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Layon, Loire, France, 2013 Varietal chenin blanc, agglomerate cork closure top and tailed with natural cork discs (a 1+1 technical cork), 500ml, 11% abv, widely available, about £9 WSET style tasting note Appearance: … Continue reading

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