Monthly Archives: March 2020

Chateau Jouclary Cabardes 2017

Chateau Jouclary, Les Amandiers, AOC Cabardes, Aude, (Languedoc) Occitanie, France, 2017 On the Cabardes appellation. This wine: lot No. L18240 (below capsule), a blend of 50% merlot, 30% syrah and grenache noir, matured for 12 months in French oak barrels … Continue reading

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French categories/appellations

Just a collection of things worth knowing on some French categories and appellations (these synonymous category pairs may be used interchangeably – IGP/Vin de Pays, AOP/AOC, but in 2009 Vin de Table was replaced by Vin de France), to be … Continue reading

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Kanzemer Altenberg Auslese 1976

Maximilian v. Othegraven, Riesling, Weingut Kanzemer Berg, VDP QmP Kanzemer Altenberg Auslese (Saar), Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany, 1976 This wine: lot No. not required until the early 1990s, 1991 I believe, fuder (barrel) 8 (on front label), varietal riesling, coated natural cork … Continue reading

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Penfolds RWT Bin 798 2015

Penfolds, Shiraz, RWT Bin 798, Barossa Valley, South Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L6321N22 (laser etched, below front label), bottle No. AD222, varietal syrah, fermented in opened topped stainless steel vat, fitted with a heading-down board to keep the … Continue reading

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Notes for WSET sparkling wine

I endeavour to maintain my notes on sparkling wines, here is the full collection: Australia Mainland Tasmania Austria France Champagne – co-ops, cuvée de prestige, major houses, disgorgement, dosage, reserve wine. Outside Champagne Germany – Sekt / Perlwein / Secco … Continue reading

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Notes for WSET spirits

Since WordPress, which hosts this site, started accumulating statistics on downloads from 2019, I have seen that some of my spirits notes, particularly rum and cachaca, and armagnac related materials, are quite popular, so I have assembled links to them … Continue reading

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Massamier La Mignarde 2012

Chateau Massamier la Mignarde, Domus Maximus, AOC Minervois la Livinière, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2012 On AOC Minervois la Liviniere. This wine: lot No. L16/048 (below back label), a blend of 80% syrah with grenache noir, whole bunch fermentation, aged in … Continue reading

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