Monthly Archives: January 2019

Latour Macon-Lugny 2016

Maison Louis Latour, Les Genievres, AOC Macon-Lugny, Maconnais, Saone et Loire, Burgundy, France, 2016 On the Maconnais The Maconnais is the southern-most sub-region of Burgundy, with the Beaujolais crus bordering to the south, and the city of Lyon beyond. The … Continue reading

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De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2012

De Grendel, Sauvignon Blanc, Koetshuis, WO Coastal Region, South Africa, 2012 On WO Coastal Region This is a super WO (Wine of Origin) encompassing and allowing cross-district blending, from Paarl, Stellenbosch, Swartland, part of Tulbagh and Cape Peninsula – which … Continue reading

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Zind H. Hauserer Riesling 2004

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Riesling, Clos Hauserer, AOC Alsace, Wintzenheim, Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2004 This wine: lot No. L145, varietal riesling, aged 13 months on the lees, coated natural cork closure, stained for 4mm, with an inset yellow wax cap, … Continue reading

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Pinede Ch-du-Pape 2002

Domaine de la Pinede, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2002 This wine: lot No. not found, coated natural cork closure stained to 40% length, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, £39.98 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty. WSET style tasting note Appearance: cloudy, … Continue reading

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L’Atzar Cava Reserva 2016

L’Atzar, Reserva, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2016 This wine: lot No. L98-18J, traditional Cava blend, 18 months lees-ageing, agglomerate cork mushroom closure, 11.5% abv, Waitrose, £8 (01/19) Consumer tasting note: a refreshingly dry alternative to prosecco, with added interest … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2014

Domaine de L’Hortus, Grande Cuvee Rouge, AOC Pic Saint Loup, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L16102 (below front label), bottle No. 56269, a syrah dominated blend, with mourvedre and grenache noir, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, … Continue reading

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Trevallon IGP Alpilles 2009

Domaine de Trevallon, IGP Alpilles (first vintage under this IGP, was VdP Bouches du Rhone), Bouches du Rhone, PACA, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. LT29 (on front label), a 50:50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah, no de-stemming, no … Continue reading

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