Monthly Archives: January 2016

D’Oliveira Terrantez Madeira 1988

D’Oliveira, Terrantez, Madeira, Portugal, 1988 A vintage terrantez varietal wine, bottled 2014, aged by the unforced canteiro method, in old oak barrels; natural cork stopper, 20% abv, Vintage Wine and Port, £60 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity … Continue reading

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Dom. de Trevallon IGP Alpilles 2009

Domaine de Trevallon, IGP Alpilles, Bouches du Rhone, France, 2009 A 50: 50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah. No destemming, no added yeast, no added sulphur, aged for 20 months in oak foudre, no filtration before bottling. Natural long cork … Continue reading

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Baturrica Gran Reserva Tarragona 2007

Baturrica, Gran Reserva, DO Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 2007 DO Tarragona has welcomed modernisation and international varieties to the vineyard. Permitted black varieties are currently cabernet sauvignon, grenache, merlot, monastrell (mourvedre), pinot noir, carignan, syrah and ull de llebre (tempranillo).  There … Continue reading

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Chase English Potato Vodka

Chase, English Potato Vodka, UK Miniature, 40% abv. WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, water white intensity, colourless. Nose: clean on the nose, light intensity, aromas of hazelnut, pine and pepper; unaged. The addition of water emphasizes the nutty … Continue reading

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Dom. Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006

Domaine Isabel Ferrando, Colombis, AOC/AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone (Vaucluse), France 2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the driest region in the Rhone Valley. Soils vary, influenced by the varying path of the Rhone over time, with sand, gravel, limestone and clay. Notably, to … Continue reading

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