Monthly Archives: June 2018

Dom. Gros Nore Bandol 2012

Domaine du Gros’ Noré (short for gros Honoré – the large framed proprietor), AOC Bandol, Var, PACA, France, 2012 This wine: lot No. L3104, a blend of mourvedre, cinsaut and grenache noir, unfiltered and unfined, coated long (50mm) natural cork … Continue reading

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Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

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Ricasoli C. Brolio Chianti 2010

Barone Ricasole, Castello di Brolio, Gran Selezione, DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2010 On Chianti Classico DOCG The Chianti Classico DOCG area is a smallish region, geographically within, but separate from, the vast Chianti DOCG area.  Up to 20% indigenous … Continue reading

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Dom. Cazaban Cabardes 2016

Domaine de Cazaban, Demoiselle Claire, AOP Cabardes, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2016 This wine: lot No. L22.09.17, a blend of 60% syrah with merlot, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, Adrian Mould, €11.60 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: opens with bright … Continue reading

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Boxler Pinot blanc Alsace 2003

Albert Boxler, Pinot blanc, AOC Alsace, Niedermorschwihr, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2003 On pinot blanc A comment, collated and edited from various sources … at its best it produces medium, tending to full-bodied, crisp (medium (+) to high acidity) … Continue reading

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Chateau Lalis Corbieres 2014

Chateau Lalis, La Mondaine, Terroir de Lagrasse, AOP Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2014 On the Terroir de Lagrasse Corbieres was established as an AOC in 1985. It is composed of 11 terroirs – Boutenac, Durban, Fontfroide, Lagrasse, Lézignan, Montagne d’Alaric, … Continue reading

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Touraine Sauvignon 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, Le S, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 This wine: lot No. L066, varietal sauvignon blanc, 2+1 technical agglomerate cork closure, 12.5% abv, ex-producer, €6.50 (05/18) Consumer tasting note: citrus and dessert apple … Continue reading

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