Monthly Archives: August 2015

Moulin de Gassac Sol de Landoc 2013

Moulin de Gassac, Sol de Landoc, Aniane, IGP Pays d’Herault, Languedoc, France, 2013. A blend of syrah and grenache, matured in stainless steel for 6 months, natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €10 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity … Continue reading

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Dom. de Haut-Rauly Monbazillac 2012

Domaine du Haut-Rauly, Cuvee Prestige, AOC/AOP Monbazillac, Dordogne, France, 2012 A sweet wine appellation, Monbazillac is a few miles south of Bergerac, on clay-limestone soils, on north facing slopes rising up from the Dordogne river at about 4 kms distant. … Continue reading

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Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007

Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007 Where is Tokaj and what is its special terroir? Tokaj is the name of the town and the region, which runs for 5o miles northeast to southwest along the southern face of the Carpathian … Continue reading

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Dobogo Tokaji Furmint 2011

Dobogo, Furmint, Mad, Region of Tokaji, Hungary, 2011 There is no indication of classification, one would expect the equivalent of PGI or PDO. From vines of more than 30 years of age, matured for 1 year in 3-year old 500l Hungarian oak. Screw cap … Continue reading

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Passagem DOC Douro Portugal 2009

Passagem, a joint venture between the Bergqvist Port family and Jorge Moreira, Douro Superior, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2009 The background to Douro table wines The popularity of port, whilst not as badly off as sherry, is not as it was.  Douro’s red … Continue reading

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Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2010

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC/AOP Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2010. See here for general notes on Chablis, and some  comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very … Continue reading

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Mestre Cremant de Bourgogne NV

Mestre Pere et Fils, Rose, AOC/AOP Cremant de Bourgogne, Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, no vintage stated. Permitted varieties are aligote, chardonnay and sacy; gamay and pinot noir. The wines are made by the champagne method, with a minimum … Continue reading

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