Monthly Archives: August 2017

Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum

Wray & Nephew, White Overproof Rum, Kingston, Jamaica, NV This spirit: molasses-based, column distilled, screw cap closure, 63% abv, 5cl, widely available, ~£3 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear, water white intensity, colourless. Nose: clean, medium intensity, with aromas as … Continue reading

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Beaux Hauts Russian River 1992

Chateau Beaux Hauts, En Tirage, Methode Champenoise Recently Disgorged Extra Brut, Russian River Valley Sparking Wine, Sonoma, California, USA, 1992 This wine: varietal pinot meunier, late disgorged in 2009 or a little later, having spent over 17 years en tirage … Continue reading

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Colombo Crozes-Hermitage 2014

Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Vignes Rousses, AOC Crozes-Hermitage, Drôme, France, 2014 This wine: varietal syrah, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, widely available, ~£10 (09/16) Consumer tasting note: a bright fresh red berried nose edged with toast and bees-wax, along … Continue reading

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Chereau Carre Muscadet 2006

Chereau Carre, AOC Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire, France, 2006 Another bin end with extended age from Vintage Wines (see the 30 year old Sancerre), this being an 11 year old Muscadet, not sur lie, with a normal lifespan of … Continue reading

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Bois de Carelle Sommierois 2012

Vignerons de Sommierois (Co-op), Bois de Carelle, AOP Languedoc, Occitanie, 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 … Continue reading

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Thunevin-Calvet Constance 2008

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Cuvee Constance, AOC Cotes du Roussillon, Maury, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France, 2008 This wine: a half and half blend of grenache and carignan, vinification is ‘traditional’, then aged for 14 months in concrete vat, natural cork closure, 15% abv, … Continue reading

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Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 1987

Hippolyte Reverdy, Vignoble de la Perriere, Chaudoux-Verdigny, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 On the off-chance that this bottle was sound, I thought it worthwhile to see how a 30-year old Sancerre had developed – and was pleasantly surprised. This wine: … Continue reading

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