Monthly Archives: August 2016

Rieussec Sauternes 2010

Chateau Rieussec, (GC Classe 1855 Sauternes), AOC/AOP Sauternes, Fargues, Bordeaux, France, 2010 This wine: a semillon dominated blend with sauvignon blanc and muscadelle, about 2 years in oak using about 50% new barrels, natural cork closure, 14% abv, BBR, £36 (2015) … Continue reading

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Araldica Barolo 2011

Araldica, Flori, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 This wine: varietal nebbiolo, 3 years ageing in oak botti, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 14% abv, Ann et Vin, £13.75 (2015) Consumer tasting note: entry level Barolo, some typical notes of cherry, … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Pinor Noir Graubunden 2013

Annatina Pelizzatti, Pinot Noir Barrique, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2013 The canton of Graubunden is at the far eastern end of Switzerland. The top villages are from north to south Flasch, Maienfeld, Jenins and Malans. Vineyards are at about … Continue reading

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Zind Humbrecht Windsbuhl 2003

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Clos Windsbuhl, Riesling, AOC/AOP Alsace, Turkheim, Alsace, France, 2003 Domaine Zind Humbrecht has been certified biodynamic since 2002, farming 40ha in widespread parcels and terroirs (soils, orientation and gradient), across four grand crus of Rangen, Goldert, Hengst and Brand, together with … Continue reading

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Kourtaki Retsina NV

Kourtaki Retsina of Attica, Wine of Greece, NV This wine: screw cap closure, varietal savatiano (Greece’s most widely planted grape), flavoured with resin from the Aleppo pine, 11.5% abv, widely available, ~£6 (2015) Consumer tasting note: citrus, green herbs and … Continue reading

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Mas de Victor Rioja 2011

Mas de Victor, Graciano, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2011 Graciano is one of the 5 approved varieties for red Rioja, the others being tempranillo, garnacha, mazuelo and maturana tinta. This wine: varietal graciano (analysis here agrees with a consensus of … Continue reading

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Marianna Taurasi 2001

Dedicato a Marianna, Riserva, DOCG Taurasi, Avellino, Campania, Italy, 2001 This wine: varietal aglianico, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Ann et Vin, £20 (2014) Consumer tasting note: drink now. Needs 2-3 hours decanting to develop and for the opening meaty … Continue reading

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