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

Haut Gleon Corbieres 2014

Chateau Haut Gleon, Les Sources de Gleon Rouge, AOP Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2014 On Corbieres. This wine: lot No. on the neck but illegible, a blend of 55% carignan, 30% grenache noir, 15% syrah; vinification in stainless steel, then ageing … Continue reading

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Dom des Schistes Tautavel 2016

Domaine des Schistes, le parcellaire caune d’en joffre, AOP Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Estagel, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, 2016 On Cotes de Roussillon Villages [1] The vineyard lies at 100-400 m altitude, with a hot sunny climate, but moderated by the … Continue reading

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CVNE Real de Asua Rioja 2010

Campania Vinicola del Norte de Espana, Villalba, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2010 This wine: lot No. L-170905H, a crianza based on varietal tempranillo, with 18 months fermentation in oak vat, and at least a year in bottle, before release; … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Hengst Riesling 2009

Josmeyer, Riesling, Grand Cru Hengst Samain, AOC Alsace Grand Cru, Alsace, Grand Est, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. L256, biodynamic, varietal riesling, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €45 (07/16) Last tasted 28/04/18 Consumer tasting note: a golden … Continue reading

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La Croix Taillefer Pomerol 2014

Domaine La Croix Taillefer, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. LXTXIBV, organic, a merlot dominated right bank Bordeaux blend, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Waitrose, £28 (11/17) Consumer tasting note: ruby hued, with rich … Continue reading

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Domaine Despesse Cornas 2011

Domaine J Despesse, AOC Cornas, Ardeche, Northern Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2011 On Cornas and its styles. This wine: lot No. 01-11, varietal syrah, unfiltered, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, €29.68 (09/18) Consumer tasting note: a Cornas in the … Continue reading

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Anna Codorniu Cava NV

Anna de Codorniu, Brut, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV On Cava regulations Traditional method of production, with a minimum of 9 months lees ageing (15 for a Reserva, and 30 months for a Gran Reserva); minimum pressure of 4 … Continue reading

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