Monthly Archives: June 2015

Casa Silva Sauvignon blanc Colchagua Chile 2013

Casa Silva, Sauvignon blanc, Cool Coast, Paredones, Valle de Colchagua, Chile, 2013 Paredones is a new region on the Colchagua coast, just 6km from the Pacific, so benefiting from the cool onshore breezes blowing across the cold Humboldt Current that … Continue reading

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John X Merriman Rustenberg 2012

John X Merriman, Rustenberg, WO Simonsberg Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2012 A Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec.  Aged in cask for 20 months, screw cap closure, 14% abv, DBM Wines, £15 WSET style tasting … Continue reading

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Dom. Fontareche Viognier Pays d’Oc 2013

Domaine Fontareche, Viognier, IGP Pays d’Oc, Aude, France, 2013 The nominal aroma profile of viognier includes notes such as: stone fruit – apricot, nectarine, peach; pear and muscat; acacia and violets; almond and honey. The domaine is 30km WNW of … Continue reading

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Jean-Luc Colombo Saint-Joseph 2011

Jean-Luc Colombo, Le Prieure, AOC/AOP Saint-Joseph, Northern Rhone, France, 2011 The Le Prieure vineyard is sited on granitic terraces in the south of the appellation, with exposure from east towards south, agglomerate cork closure, varietal syrah, 13%, The Clifton Cellars, … Continue reading

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Classification of Austrian wine

News and commentary A wine lover’s guide to Austria. Brook, S. Decanter Magazine pp.108:114, June 2016. A good telling of the Austrian story, along with the unintended consequences of basing a classification system on regional typicity … so eg DAC (Districtus … Continue reading

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Dom Terres Gentilles Macon Lugny 2013

Domaine des Terres Gentilles, Tete de Cuvee, AOC/AOP Macon Lugny, Maconnais, Burgundy, 2013 This wine is in a series of 3 in descending quality: Domaine Bachey-Legros Santenay 2012 Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon Villages 2012 This wine The lie of … Continue reading

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Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Villages 2012

Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, AOC/AOP Macon-Villages, Maconnais, Burgundy, 2012 This wine is in a series of 3 in descending quality: Domaine Bachey-Legros Santenay 2012 This wine Domaine Terres Gentilles Macon Lugny 2013 Village and regional appellations of the Maconnais … Continue reading

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