Monthly Archives: September 2018

Domaine Despesse Cornas 2011

Domaine J Despesse, AOC Cornas, Ardeche, Northern Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2011 On Cornas and its styles. This wine: lot No. 01-11, varietal syrah, unfiltered, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, €29.68 (09/18) Consumer tasting note: a Cornas in the … Continue reading

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Anna Codorniu Cava NV

Anna de Codorniu, Brut, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV On Cava regulations Traditional method of production, with a minimum of 9 months lees ageing (15 for a Reserva, and 30 months for a Gran Reserva); minimum pressure of 4 … Continue reading

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Vina Tondonia Rioja 2004

R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja Alta, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2004 This wine: lot No. Lo228, Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the river Ebro, on an alluvial clay and limestone soil. … Continue reading

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Cave de Tain Hermitage 2010

Cave de Tain (co-op), Grand Classique, AOP Hermitage, Drome, France, 2010 This wine: lot no. L12241, varietal syrah, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer, €29.60 (06/16) Last tasted 13/01/18 Consumer tasting note: a deep ruby hue, with quite complex … Continue reading

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Treloar Grenache Roussillon 2014

Domaine Treloar, One Block Grenache, AOP Cotes du Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot no. L30.03.16, a blend of 60% grenache noir, 30% lledoner pelut and 10% carignan, old vines, manual harvest, aged in old oak for 12 … Continue reading

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Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon 2006

Tyrrell’s Wines, Vat 1, Hunter Semillon, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, 2006 On the Lower Hunter Valley and semillon In general the Lower Hunter Valley is a gently undulating region. It is sub-tropical, with one of the warmest, wettest and … Continue reading

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