Monthly Archives: May 2019

Aconcagua Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Great Wave, Sauvignon Blanc, D.O. Aconcagua Valley, Chile, 2018 This wine: lot No. L19.093 (on rear label), varietal sauvignon blanc, imported in bulk and bottled in UK, screw-cap closure, 13% abv, Waitrose, £9.40 (04/19) Consumer tasting note: a Chilean … Continue reading

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Westhofener Huxel-Ortega BA 1994

Westhofener Bergkloster, Huxel-Ortega, Beerenauslese, QmP, Rheinhessen (opposite Rheingau, on the left bank of the Rhine), Germany, 1994 This wine: lot No. none, so a single bottling run (otherwise lot numbering became compulsory in EC in 1992), a blend of huxelrebe … Continue reading

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Gimie Louis Grand d’Oc 2014

Domaine Moulin Gimie, Louis Grand, IGP Pays d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L26/08/16 (on bottle below capsule), a syrah dominated blend, along with unknown proportions of grenache, mourvedre and cinsaut, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% … Continue reading

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Clos Ste Hune Riesling 2007

F. E. Trimbach, Clos Sainte Hune, Riesling, AOC Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2007 On Clos Sainte Hune. This wine: lot No. a single bottling run, so no lot number, varietal riesling, fermented to dry in stainless steel over 4-6 weeks, … Continue reading

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Pichler Riesling Austria 2004

Rudi Pichler, Riesling, Smaragd, Weissenkirchner Steinriegl, Wachau (qualitatswein), Niederösterreich, Austria, 2004 On the classification of Austrian wine. This wine: lot No. none visible – so a single bottling run, varietal riesling, coated natural cork closure (one of the hardest corks … Continue reading

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Martelle Minervois Liviniere 2013

Chateau La Croix Martelle, l’Onoriva, AOC Minervois La Livinière, Hérault, Languedoc (whilst retaining its historical name, Languedoc, along with Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2013 On AOC Minervois La Liviniere … Continue reading

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Domaine Monnier Meursault 2015

Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils, Vielles Vigne, AOC Meursault, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2015 Burgundy labels explained. This wine: lot No. L.03 (on front label), varietal chardonnay, new French oak, 13% abv, coated natural cork closure, Waitrose -25% offer, £27 (04/19). … Continue reading

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Gravillas Cotes du Brian 2015

Clos du Gravillas, Lo Vielh Carignan de 100 ans, IGP Herault Cotes du Brian, Saint-Jean de Minervois, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2015 On IGP Herault An appellation established in 1968, of which Herault Cotes du Brian is one of currently 16 … Continue reading

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