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About citbp

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

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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Wine-food matching ideas

I will add to this, as more unusual pairings come to mind … Tested/updated Wine Food matching suggestion 03/08/19 Chateau Musar red Curry, well Indian cuisine in general, but particularly suiting curry based dishes – the profile of an aged … Continue reading

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Potel Auxey-Duresses 2005

Nicolas Potel, AOC Auxey-Duresses, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2005 On AOC Auxey-Duresses The appellation, like Saint Aubin a few kilometres to the south, lies in a west leading valley above the more prestigious crus of the Cote de … Continue reading

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