Monthly Archives: August 2019

Chateau d’Angles La Clape 2015

Chateau d’Angles, Grand Vin, AOC La Clape, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2015 On La Clape. This wine: lot No. L177023B6 (below back label), a blend of bourboulenc, grenache blanc, roussanne and marsanne; fermented in barrique, coated natural cork closure with a … 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. Lo223 (on back label), Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the river Ebro, on an alluvial … Continue reading

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Ch. Beauregard Pomerol 1998

Chateau Beauregard, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 1998 This wine: lot No. L1 (on front label), a merlot heavy blend, with cabernet franc, 13% abv, coated natural cork closure, tasting circle, ex-Strakers, £? (2016) Consumer tasting note: 20 year … Continue reading

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J-L Colombo White CdR 2014

Jean-Luc Colombo, La Redonne, AOC Cotes du Rhone, Northern Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2014 On roussanne and viognier. This wine: lot No. L11-06-01 (on back label), a blend of 70% viognier with roussanne (for its acidity); Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure … Continue reading

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Nero di Troia Puglia 2018

Maree d’Ione, Organic, Nero di Troia (aka Uva di Troia), IGP Puglia, Italy, 2018 On IGP Puglia. On uva di troia aka nero di troia. This wine: lot No. L9-126 (on back label), organic, varietal nero di troia, Diam 3 … Continue reading

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Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir Tasmania 2014

Tamar Ridge, Pinot Noir, Wine of Australia, Tasmania, Australia, 2014 This wine: lot No. L160216 (below front label), varietal pinot noir, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Wine Society, £18 (11/18) Consumer tasting note: pale hued with unassertive tannins and decent … Continue reading

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Mestre Santenay 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2013 On AOC Santenay Santenay is the southernmost outpost of the Cote de Beaune, at the border with the Cote Challonaise.  There are no grand crus in the … 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. L16103 (below front label), bottle No. 17718; given the middling hue,  probably a blend of grenache noir, syrah, and mourvedre; 6 months … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Pinot Gris Brand 2010

Josmeyer, Grand Cru Brand Pinot Gris, AOC GC Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2010 This wine: lot No. none, so a single bottling run; biodynamic, varietal pinot gris, uncoated natural cork closure stained to 60% length, 14% abv, ex-producer, €32.90 (07/16) … Continue reading

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Boutinot Cotes du Rhone 2015

Boutinot, Les Coteaux Schisteux, Seguret AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages, Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France 2015 On AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages. This wine: lot No. L0F100775 (on bottle below front label), a grenache noir heavy blend with 20% syrah, 22 months … Continue reading

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