Monthly Archives: March 2017

Laura Sommierois 2014

Les Vignerons du Sommierois (Co-op), Laura, AOP Coteaux de Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: a blend of 70% syrah with grenache noir, 50% barrique-aged for 6 months, natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €7 (01/17) Consumer tasting note: … Continue reading

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Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2011

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2011. See here for general notes on Chablis, and some  comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very … Continue reading

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Rapet Pernand-Vergelesses 2012

Domaine Rapet, Les Belles Filles, AOC Pernand-Vergelesses, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2012 This wine: varietal pinot noir, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, Les Demoiselles de Ladoix (small hotel with cellar), €19 (07/15) Consumer tasting note: a decent nose … Continue reading

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Les Tarnes Menetou-Salon 2015

Jean-Paul Godinat (vigneron/negociant), Les Chais du Val de Loire, Les Tarnes, AOP Menetou-Salon, Loire, France 2015 Menetou Salon, lying about 20 miles south-west of Sancerre and 10 miles north-east of Bourges, can offer decent, and better, sauvignon quality without the premium prices … Continue reading

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Dom. Thunevin-Calvet Hugo 2006

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Hugo, AOC/AOP Cotes de Roussillon Villages, Maury, Pyrenees-Orientales, France, 2006 This wine: a grenache dominted blend with 30% each of carignan and syrah, natural cork closure, 15% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £26.77 (was £38.24) (11/16) Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Armelot VdF 2014

Mas Sibert, Armelot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Languedoc), 2014 This wine: biodynamic, blend of 40% each of syrah and merlot, with petit verdot; unfined and unfiltered, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, £10.35 (02/17) Consumer tasting … Continue reading

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Jaboulet Thalabert Crozes 2010

Paul Jaboulet Aine, Domaine de Thalabert, AOC Crozes Hermitage, Drome, Northern Rhone, France, 2010 This wine: varietal syrah, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, BBR, £22 (06/14) Consumer tasting note: a strong complex nose of ripe black berries and fruits, spice, … Continue reading

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Dom. Marfee Languedoc 2007

Domaine de La Marfee, Les Champs Murmures, AOC Languedoc-Saint Georges d’Orques, Herault, France, 2007 This wine: biodynamic, a blend of syrah with mourvedre, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Leon Stolarski, £21.95 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose opens with a … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2014

Domaine de L’Hortus, Grande Cuvee Rouge, AOC Pic Saint Loup, Herault, Languedoc, France, 2014 This wine: a syrah dominated blend with mourvedre and grenache noir, long natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €21.85 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose … Continue reading

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Escattes Languedoc 2013

Mas d’Escattes, Heritage, AOC Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Languedoc, France, 2013 This wine: lot No. L1512, organic, a blend of 60% syrah with grenache noir, natural indigenous yeast, aged in 600l demi-muid, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Des Cévennes à la Camargue, … Continue reading

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