Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

Domaine de Lacombe, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, France, 2011 Refreshingly, the Pomerol appellation has no classification system, no burgeoning bureaucracy or politics – quality is indicated by what price the market will bear, at each vintage. Of course the top producers … Continue reading

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Bois de Carelle Sommierois 2012

Vignerons de Sommierois (Co-op), Bois de Carelle, AOP Languedoc, France, 2012 AOP Languedoc was established in 2007, representing the basement of a 3 layer pyramid for quality wine in the region; above this sits Grand Vins du Languedoc, with the … Continue reading

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Charmes de Kirwan Margaux 2012

Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012 The second wine of Chateau Kirwan, a third level house of the unofficial and anachronistic 1855 classification, made from younger vines not included in the grand vin. This wine: a blend of … Continue reading

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Dom. Moreaux Valencay 2008

Francis Jourdain, Domaine des Moreaux, Les Cherts, AOC Valencay, Indre, Centre, France, 2008 Valencay lies just to the south of the Cheverny appellation, but on the left bank of the Cher, spreading southwards towards the Indre. The reds can be gamay dominated, along … Continue reading

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Virna Barolo 2006

Azienda Virna, Merli, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italia, 2006 DOCG Barolo minimum ageing requirements are for a normale – 38 months of which 18 in wood, and for a riserva 62 months of which 18 in wood. This wine: varietal nebbiolo, coated natural … Continue reading

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Dom. Adèléandre VdF 2013

Domaine Adèléandre, Léandre, Vin de France (Herault), France, 2013 This wine: biodynamic, a blend of 80% cinsault with carignan, aged in stainless steel, neither fined nor filtered, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, £18 (2016). Consumer tasting note: … Continue reading

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Pegau Ch-du-Pape 2004

Domaine du Pegau, Cuvee Reservee, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2004 This wine: a grenache dominated blend with ~20% syrah, and 5% from mourvedre, counoise and others, long natural cork closure, 14% abv, Vintage Wine and Port, £40.45 special offer (12/2016) Consumer … Continue reading

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