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

Zaccagnini Montepulciano 2015

Cantina Zaccagnini, il vino dal tralcetto, DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Bolognano, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy, 2015 On DOC Monepulciano d’Abruzzo It is a red wine appellation, where production is dominated, ~80%, by co-operatives (cantina sociale). The wines are based on montepulciano, which … Continue reading

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Cave de Tain Hermitage 2010

Cave de Tain (co-op), Grand Classique, AOP Hermitage, Drome, France, 2010 This wine: lot no. L12241, varietal syrah, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer, €29.60 (06/16) Last tasted 11/11/16. Consumer tasting note: deep ruby in colour, with aromas of … Continue reading

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Felton Road Pinot Noir 2015

Felton Road, Cornish Point, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, Wine of New Zealand, New Zealand, 2015 On Central Otago [see references at end] The region of Central Otago possesses a high alpine glaciated landscape, with deep u-shaped valleys scoured by ancient … Continue reading

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L’Argentier Carignan Gard 2011

Chateau L’Argentier, Carignan, Vielles Vignes, IGP Pays du Gard, Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2011 On carignan Carignan (noir), aka amongst others, as carinena (Aragon), mazuelo (Rioja) and samso (Catalonia), is thought to originate in Aragon, Spain. It is a potentially … Continue reading

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Minet Pouilly Fume 2006

Regis Minet, Vieilles Vignes, AOC Pouilly Fume, Loire, France, 2006 This wine: lot no. L0207, varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, £8 (bin end, was £14.57) (03/17) Last tasted 04/04/17. Consumer … Continue reading

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Hunter Laings Ardbeg 1991

Hunter Laing & Co., Old and Rare Platinum Ardbeg, 22 year old, Islay, Scotland, 1991 This spirit: a blend of age 22-25 years, aged in American oak, bottled in May 2013, 55.8% abv, 3cl, Gauntleys, £30 (12/17) WSET style tasting … Continue reading

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Martinez Marsala NV

Martinez, Marsala Superiore Reserva, Dolce, DOC Marsala, NV, Sicily, Italy On marsala There is a bewildering (for the consumer) range of styles, and ageing requirements [1]: fine – minimum 1 year, including 8 months in barrel superiore – minimum 2 … Continue reading

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