Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dom de Remizieres Hermitage 2005

Domaine des Remizieres, Cuvee Emilie, AOC/AOP Hermitage, Rhone, 2005 Hermitage – one of the greatest classic French reds, with 80% production at premium prices.  Wines are of a deep colour, full-bodied, silky; plummy, violets, blackcurrant, blackberry, smoky bacon …  Whites … Continue reading

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Jaboulet Perrin Freres Cote Rotie 2007

Nicolas Jaboulet, Perrin Freres, AOC/AOP Cote Rotie, Rhone, 2007 Cote Rotie is situated south of Lyon and close south of Vienne, with Ampuis the main appellation village.  Cote Rotie translates as the roasted slope, on very steep south-facing terraces, up … Continue reading

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Salmos Priorat 2007

Miguel Torres, Salmos DOCa Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2007 On DOCa Priorat Priorat is one of the two DOCa in Spain, the other being Rioja. The hill-top town of Gratalops is the centre of quality Priorat wine production. The vineyard is sufficiently … Continue reading

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Domaine de Toasc Bellet Rouge 2010

Domaine de Toasc, AOC/AOP Bellet Rouge, Provence, France, 2010 The domaine is about 10km east of Nice, at about 200m altitude, on alluvial soils of clay, sand and pebbles.  A blend dominated by 65% folle noir, together with 30% grenache … Continue reading

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Les Jamelles Mourvedre 2012

Les Jamelles, Reserve Mourvedre (IGP) Pays d’Oc, 2012 Mourvedre (aka monastrell in Spain, and mataro in Australia), is a late budding and ripening variety, needing a lot of warm sun to ripen, which is not an issue in Southern Spain.  It has … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat

Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, NV Muscat a petits grains rouge, locally known as Brown muscat; screw cap closure, 17.5% abv, widely available, 37.5 ml, about £13 Rutherglen liqueur muscat producers are an interesting case: they are organised into a self-regulating … Continue reading

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One Chain Chardonnay SE Australia 2013

One Chain, The Googly, Chardonnay, South East Australia, 2013 Screw cap closure, 13.5% abv, DBM Wines, £9 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of pronounced intensity, youthful, with … Continue reading

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Capitel della Crosara Valpolicella Ripasso 2012

Capitel della Crosara, Monopolio Montresor, DOP Valpolicella Ripasso, Veneto, 2012 A blend, of corvina, rondinella and molinara, 60:30:10; 1+1 technical cork closure, 14% abv, Anne et Vin, £13 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing … Continue reading

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Orvieto Classico 2013

DOC Orvieto Classico (made for The Co-operative), Umbria, Italy 2013 Umbria is a hilly landlocked region, with a continental climate to the north, more Mediterranean to the south and the Orvieto DOC region; from June to September the days are … Continue reading

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Ogier Lirac Reserve 2013

Ogier, Reserve, AOC/AOP Lirac, Gard, France, 2013 Lirac is an appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Papes, producing red, white and rose.  It has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and a dominant northerly Mistral wind … Continue reading

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