Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dom. de Vallettes St Nicolas de Bourgeuil 2012

Domaine des Vallettes, AOC/AOP Sant Nicolas de Bourgeuil, Loire, France, 2012 This red/rose appellation is in the Touraine, along with Chinon and Bourgeuil, all showing similar styles, which are difficult to differentiate. It is on the right bank of the Loire, … Continue reading

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Dom. Maby Lirac 2013

Domaine Maby, La Fermade, AOC/AOP Lirac, Southern Rhone, 2013 An appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Papes. It covers 4 communes – Lirac, St Laurent des Arbres, Roquemaure and St Genies de Colomas.  Red, white and rose … Continue reading

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Boxler GC Brand Alsace 2001

Albert Boxler, Tokay Pinot Gris, Vendange Tardive, Grand Cru Brand, AOC/AOP Grand Cru Alsace, Niedermorschwir, Alsace, France, 2001 Varietal pinot gris (these wines have been successively called Grauer Tokayer before 1970, then Tokay Gris, then Tokay d’Alsace, followed by Tokay … Continue reading

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Dom. Maby Rose Tavel 2012

Domaine Maby, Prima Donna, AOC/AOP Tavel, Southern Rhone, France, 2012 Tavel is a rose-only appellation, lying on the right bank of the Rhone opposite Chateauneuf-du-Papes, and to the south and west of the adjoining Lirac appellation, also on the right bank. … Continue reading

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Hauller Sylvaner Alsace 2013

J Hauller, La Petite Taverne, Sylvaner, AOP Alsace, France, 2013 Nomacorc closure, green flute bottle with a flat base (a note on bottle size and shape), 12.5% abv, en France, about €4 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale … Continue reading

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Heredad del Rey Monastrell-Syrah Yecla 2013

Heredad del Rey, Seleccion Reservada, Monastrell-Syrah, DO/PDO Yecla, Murcia, Spain, 2013 A note on DO Yecla Lies about 70km inland from the Mediterranean, between the high inland plateau and the coast, at altitudes of 500-800m. The soils are limestone-based, with … Continue reading

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Astrolabe Pinot gris NZ 2013

Astrolabe Wines, Pinot gris, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2013 Screw cap closure, 13.5% abv, widely available, £18 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, youthful, with … Continue reading

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