Monthly Archives: September 2017

Chateau Musar Lebanon 2003

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2003 Last tasted 07/01/13. This wine: Lot No. 6.186.01, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, widely available, £20 (2011) Consumer tasting note: opens with … Continue reading

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Sagrado Douro Reserva Red 2008

Quinta do Sagrado, Reserva, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2008 Last tasted 26/07/17. This wine: Lot No. 94/2012, a blend of 50% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, and 10% each of tinta amarela and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo), … Continue reading

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Torbreck Barossa Semillon 2012

Torbreck, Woodcutters’s Semillon, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 2012 Barossa GI and Barossa Valley The Barossa GI (Geographical Indication) lies to the north of the city of Adelaide, and includes the two regions of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and the … Continue reading

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How accurate is abv on a label?

05/05/20 Updated for EU abv tolerances (2018). 05/05/20 Updated for USA abv tolerances, with more explanation. How often have you thought a wine had more alcohol than indicated on the label?  Well, you are in all likelihood not wrong. But … Continue reading

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