Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bolney Lychgate Red 2011

The Bolney Estate, Lychgate Red, Wine of England, West Sussex, UK, 2011 This wine: a blend of dornfelder and rondo, 6 months ageing in French and US oak, 2+1 technical cork, 12% abv, widely available UK, £14.40 (2014) Consumer tasting note: … Continue reading

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CVNE Imperial Rioja 2010

CVNE, Imperial Reserva, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2010 This wine: a tempranillo dominated blend with graciano and mazuelo, reserva regs are a minimum of 1 year in oak (US and French used here) and 2 years in bottle, natural … Continue reading

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Maree D’Ione Fiano 2012

Maree D’Ione, Fiano, IGT Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, 2012 This wine: grown on hilly ground about 10km inland from the Adriatic, varietal fiano, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Ann et Vin, £5 (bin end, 2015). Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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