Monthly Archives: April 2018

Josmeyer Hengst Riesling 2009

Josmeyer, Riesling, Grand Cru Hengst Samain, AOC Alsace Grand Cru, Alsace, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. L256, biodynamic, varietal riesling, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €45 (07/16) Consumer tasting note: lemon hued, a lovely wine, just off-dry, … Continue reading

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Bouchard Savigny Beaune 2005

Bouchard Pere et Fils, AOC Savigny-les-Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2005 On Savigny-les-Beaune Savigny-lès-Beaune is surrounded by Pernand-Vergellesses to the north, Beaune to the south, and Chorey-lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton to the east.  The lès in the appellation name means … Continue reading

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Dom. de Cabrol Cabardes 2010

Domaine de Cabrol, Cuvee Vent d’Ouest, AOC Cabardes, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (now Occitanie – pronounced oxytanny), 2010. About AOC Cabardes Cabardes is an appellation for rose and red wine only.  It lies to the NW of Carcassonne, with a climate held … Continue reading

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Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

Domaine de Lacombe, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, France, 2011 Refreshingly, the Pomerol appellation has no classification system, no burgeoning bureaucracy or politics – quality is indicated by the price the market will bear, at each vintage. Of course the top producers … Continue reading

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Tiki Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tiki Ridge, Reserve Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, 2017 This wine: lot No. L17291, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, £9 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, unmistakably sauvignon blanc, with highly perfumed … Continue reading

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Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 This wine: lot no. DISG12314, a blend of 74% pinot noir with chardonnay, only 2400 c/s produced, mushroom natural cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR bin end, £15 (09/17) … Continue reading

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Dolium Minervois 2015

Domaine Pierre Fil, Dolium, AOP Minervois, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2015 On AOP Minervois The Minervois lies inland from a line drawn roughly between Narbonne in the east and Carcassonne in the west. The appellation of Cabardes is to the west, … Continue reading

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