Monthly Archives: March 2016

Perroud Brouilly 2014

Robert Perroud, L’Enfer des Balloquets, AOC/AOP Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2014 Brouilly is one of the ten AOC Beaujolais Crus, in the more interesting hilly area at the northern end of the appellation, butted up against the Maconnais. They are: Brouilly, … Continue reading

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Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2013

Clonakilla, Hilltops Shiraz, NSW, Australia, 2013 This wine: varietal shiraz, screw cap closure, 14% abv, Philglass and Swiggott, £24 (2015) Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing tears. Nose: clean, pronounced intensity, youthful, with aromas as they come, of … Continue reading

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Dom. Zusslin Sylvaner Alsace 2004

Domaine Valentin Zusslin, Vieilles Vignes, Sylvaner, AOC/AOP Alsace, Orschwihr, France, 2004. This wine: varietal sylvaner, Demeter biodynamic registered, natural cork closure with inset wax cap, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end £4 (2016). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Les Pierrets Alsace 2002

Josmeyer, Les Pierrets, Riesling, AOC/AOP Alsace, France, 2002 This wine: varietal riesling, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £23 (2016). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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Dom. des Clairneaux Sancerre 2013

Jean-Marie Berthier, Domaine des Clairneaux, AOC/AOP Sancerre, Cher, 2013 An 8.5ha domaine at Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois, about 7km north of Sancerre, on a limestone-flint soil. This wine: Varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented at low temperature in stainless steel, then aged on fine lees … Continue reading

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Riesling – petrol or a fault revisited

Petrol and riesling After my recent tasting of a Michel Chapoutier Alsace 2012 riesling and referring to his earlier suggestion, reported in 2011, that petrol is a fixable fault, I felt it was time to revisit this evocative area, to see how … Continue reading

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Pierre Peters Champagne BdB NV

Pierre Peters, RM, Cuvee de Reserve, Brut Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Champagne, France NV This wine: Cuvee de reserve is a blend of the year with a range of reserve wines spanning 15 years plus; … Continue reading

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