Monthly Archives: September 2017

Vina Marro Joven Rioja 2016

Bodegas Domeco de Jarauta, Vina Marro, Joven, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2016 Joven Normally, the joven, or young wine category, covers wines that are commercialised within one or two years of harvest, to preserve a fresh, fruity character, with … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Rose 2013

Chateau Musar, Rose, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2013 This wine: Lot No. 4.288.01-04, vineyards ~1300m altitude, organic farming, a blend of obaideh (aka chardonnay [1]), merwah (aka semillon [1]) and a small amount of cinsault; ambient yeasts, fermented … Continue reading

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Marion Amarone 2009

Fam. Campedelli, Marion, DOC Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, 2009 See the amarone entry in my Italian wine term dictionary. Also see this amarone 2009 vintage report. This wine: Lot No. L.54.13.A., indeterminate amarone blend, which nominally includes corvina and/or … Continue reading

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Tamar Ridge S.Blanc 2007

Tamar Ridge, Kayena Vineyard, Sauvignon blanc, Tasmania, Australia, 2007 This wine: Lot No. L106, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw-cap closure, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, bin end, £9 (09/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty. WSET style tasting note Appearance: faulty, when agitated in … Continue reading

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Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta.  In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and at least 7 … Continue reading

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Solomon Hills Pinot Noir 2011

Solomon Hills Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley AVA, California, USA, 2011 Santa Maria Valley Is an AVA spanning San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Solomon Hills Vineyards are on sandy loam, at the western extremity of the AVA, … Continue reading

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Trenet Absinthe France

Trenet, Premium Absinthe, France, NV See my notes on aniseed flavoured spirits. This spirit: contains wormwood, screw cap closure, 60% abv, 4cl, widely available, ~£4 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear, pale intensity blue-green, if pushed, then the blue component … Continue reading

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