Monthly Archives: November 2018

Pegau Ch-du-Pape 2004

Domaine du Pegau, Cuvee Reservee, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2004 This wine: lot No. L07012 (between neck label and capsule), a grenache dominated blend with ~20% syrah, and 5% each of mourvedre, counoise and others, coated natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Terredavino Barbaresco 2010

Terre da Vino, Riserva, DOCG Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italia, 2010 On DOCG Barbaresco Promoted to DOCG in 1980, for varietal nebbiolo. The appellation lies to the south of, and borders, the Tanaro River, 3-4 kms to the northeast of Alba. Elevation … Continue reading

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Montesquiou Jurancon VT 2011

Domaine Montesquiou, AOC Jurancon-Vendanges Tardives, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2011 This wine: lot No. n/a, varietal petit manseng, aged in oak barrels over 18 months, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, Leon Stolarski, £27.50 (11/18) Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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Donnhoff Riesling Spatlese 2007

Donnhoff, VDP Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese, Oberhausen, Nahe, Germany, 2007 This wine: lot No. not found, single vineyard varietal riesling, fermented in large old neutral oak, coated natural cork closure, 9% abv, Old Bridge Wine Shop £37.52 (11/18) Consumer tasting … Continue reading

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Hooper’s Vintage Port 1985

Hooper’s Vintage Port, DOC Porto (covers the same region as DOC Douro), Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal, 1985 This wine: lot No. L-4336, a blend of the port varieties, which may include touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta barroca, tinto cao, tinta … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2003

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2003 Last tasted 02/11/18. This wine: lot No. L6.355-01-C.18.134, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, which disintegrated in the process of removal, being clearly rotted for … Continue reading

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Vega-Sicilia Valbuena No5 2011

Bodegas Vega-Sicilia, Valbuena 50, DO Ribera del Duero, Valbuena de Duero, Valladolid, Castile Y Leon, Spain, 2011 On Ribera del Duero. This wine: lot No. (Lote) 050, bottle No. 149125, a tempranillo dominated blend, with merlot; fermented in stainless steel … Continue reading

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La Dauphine Fronsac 2014

Chateau de la Dauphine, AOC Fronsac, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2014 On AOC Fronsac Fronsac, containing the appellation Canon Fronsac, lies to the west of Pomerol/St Emilion and the north/south flowing river Isle. The appellation extends from Fronsac village, for … Continue reading

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Ch. Bethanie Cremant de Jura NV

Fruitiere Vinicole Arbois (a co-op), Chateau Bethanie, Brut, AOC Cremant de Jura, Arbois, Jura, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, NV On Cremant de Jura [1,2] Made an AOC in 1995, both white, ~90% of production (oft varietal chardonnay), and pink (oft varietal pinot … Continue reading

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Tourelles Lebanon P Brun 2014

Domaine des Tourelles, Cuvee Pierre Brun, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2014 This wine: lot No. none found, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah, cinsaut and carignan; fermented and aged in concrete tank, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Majestic Wine, £12.99 … Continue reading

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