Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sorrel Cr. Hermitage Blanc 2013

Domaine Marc Sorrel, Crozes Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Drome, France, 2013 This wine: (bottle identity Lot 1) a blend of 50:50 marsanne:roussanne, matured in old oak, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, £25.50 (01/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty … a subdued nose … Continue reading

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Vielle Julienne CdP 2010

Domaine de la Vielle Julienne, Les Trois Sources, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2010 This wine: 10k bottles produced of this vintage, a blend of 70% grenache noir, 10% syrah, 5% mourvedre, 5% counoise, 5% cinsault along with a range of … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC Blanc 2015

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, IGP Val de Montferrand, Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2015 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long-standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to the … Continue reading

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Viognier Sommierois 2016

Vignerons du Sommierois (co-op), Viognier, IGP Pays D’Oc, Languedoc, France, 2016 This wine: varietal viognier, 2+1 tchnical cork, 14% abv, ex-producer, €6 (02/17). Consumer tasting note: rich ripe apricot dominates the nose, with pear and pineapple skin; full-bodied with a … Continue reading

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Bulles de Roche Saumur NV

Thierry Germain et Michel Chevre, Bulles de Roche, AOC Saumur, Maine et Loire, France, NV This wine: a 90% chenin blanc blend with chardonnay and cabernet franc, the vins clairs (base wines) are aged in oak (of unspecified age), Champagne method, … Continue reading

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Dom. Marfee Languedoc 2009

Domaine de La Marfée, Les Champs Murmures, AOC Languedoc-Saint Georges d’Orques, Herault, France, 2009 This wine: biodynamic, a blend of syrah with mourvedre, natural cork closure, 13.8% abv, Leon Stolarski, £21.95 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a rich developed wine, with … Continue reading

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Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2000

Tyrrell’s Wines, Vat 1, Hunter Semillon, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, 2000 Hunter Valley semillon does not see oak, rather, with time in bottle, it can develop a certain toastiness, adding a further dimension to a wine’s complexity. This wine: … Continue reading

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