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

Similkameen Valley Riesling 2016

Little Farm Winery, Mulberry Tree Vineyard, Riesling, BC VQA Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada, 2016 On riesling and petrochemical aromas. On BC VQA (British Columbia Vintners Quality Alliance) Similkameen Valley The Similkameen Valley vineyard, at latitude ~49°N, and altitude ~380m, … Continue reading

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Dezaley Haut de Pierre 2008

Domaine Blaise Duboux, Haut de Pierre, AOC Dezaley Grand Cru, Lavaux, Vaud, Switzerland, 2008 On chasselas fendant roux A synonym for chasselas, the principal white variety grown in the Vaud, over about 4k ha (2009), then in Valais over 1k … Continue reading

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Foradori Teroldego Italy 2016

Azienda Agricola Foradori, IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 2016 On toreldego A black variety indigenous to Trentino-Alto Adige, where it is mostly grown, with the only, varietal (in purezza), DOC for that variety, of Toreldego Rotaliano (est. 1971), … Continue reading

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Aldi Clare Valley Riesling 2018

Aldi (made by Taylors Wines), The Exquisite Collection, Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia, 2018 This wine: lot No. L20190517 (below back label), varietal riesling, screw-cap closure, 11.5% abv, Aldi, £7 (01/20) Consumer tasting note: Decanter (online) classed this wine as … Continue reading

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D’Oliveiras Terrantez 1977

D’Oliveiras, Reserva Terrantez, Madeira, Portugal, 1977 On terrantez styles According to Madeira Wine Guide (MWG) and BBR, there are two vintage terrantez styles, both are richly flavoured, but one is rather sweet and the other very dry, not unlike sercial. A differentiating characteristic, … Continue reading

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Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2010

Penfolds, St. Henri Shiraz, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L1248 N2 (below front label), a syrah dominated blend with cabernet sauvignon, unoaked (essentially) – matured 18 months in very old oak vats, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, … Continue reading

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L’Esprit Ensedune BiB Rouge NV

Les Vignerons du Pays d’Enserune, l’Esprit Ensedune BiB rouge, IGP Coteaux d’Enserune, Herault, Occitanie, France, NV (vintage statement missing) This wine: lot No. missing, a blend of unspecified local varieties, 5L BiB, missing % abv, ex-producer at Capestang, ~€14 (11/19) … Continue reading

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