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I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.

Cantaussel Minervois 2014

Domaine de Cantaussel, Pic Saint Martin, AOC Minervois la Liviniere, 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, 2014 On AOC Minervois la … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Schieferkopf 2012

Michel Chapoutier, Riesling – Selection Parcellaire, Lieu dit Berg, AOC Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2012 This wine: lot No. L3335BE (on the glass just above the front label), varietal riesling, 14% abv, coated natural cork closure, stained for about 10mm, … Continue reading

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Faiano Primitivo Salento 2018

Orion Wines, Terre di Faiano, Primitivo, IGP Salento, Puglia, Italy, 2018 On primitivo in IGP Salento. This wine: lot No. L9-073 (on back label), certified organic, manual harvest, varietal primitivo, destemmed but not crushed, then fermented at 25C over 10 … Continue reading

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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 Pay 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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VdP du Calvados Pinot Noir 2014

Les Arpents du Soleil, IGP Vin De Pays du Calvados-Grisy, Normandy, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. 14-05 (on front label), varietal pinot noir, part aged in barrique, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 50cl, 12% abv, Hotel Mercure Shop, Val … Continue reading

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