Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cta. Terre del Barolo 2011

Cantina Terre del Barolo, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 This wine is varietal nebbiolo, a variety that buds early and ripens late, needing the best southern exposures on steep slopes. It is thin, yet strong skinned. producing wines with high … Continue reading

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Dom. Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume 2014

Domaine Masson-Blondelet, AOC/AOP Pouilly-Fume, Loire, France, 2014 Fume refers to the grey-smoky hued bloom occurring on the skins when the grapes are ready to pick. Varietal sauvignon blanc, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Waitrose, £12 WSET style tasting note Appearance: … Continue reading

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Ch. Roquefort Bordeaux blanc 2013

Chateau Roquefort, Roque Fortissime, AOC/AOP Bordeaux, France, 2013 Varietal sauvignon blanc, 10 months in unspecified oak, long natural cork closure, 12% abv, Waitrose, £10.50 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose: clean on the … Continue reading

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Mullineux Swartland Straw Wine 2013

Mullineux, Straw Wine, WO Swartland, South Africa, 2013 Grapes (varietal chenin blanc) harvested at normal ripeness level, then raisined in the open air on racks for 3 weeks, concentrating sugars, acids and flavours.  Then whole bunch pressed, and put to 5th … Continue reading

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Jadot Beaune Premier Cru 2013

Louis Jadot, AOC/AOP Beaune Premier Cru, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2013 A blend of premier cru site wines from the Cote de Beaune, aged and bottled by Jadot; natural cork closure, 13% abv, gift, from Waitrose, £29! WSET style … Continue reading

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CVNE Reserva Rioja 2010

CVNE (Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana), pronounced coonay, DOCa Reserva Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2010 Predominantly tempranillo, with 20% garnacha, graciano and mazuelo (aka carignan). Destalking followed by ferment at 28-30C. Full MLF followed by 18 months in US and French … Continue reading

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