Category Archives: 10to20 – still red

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

Chateau Jouclary Cabardes 2017

Chateau Jouclary, Les Amandiers, AOC Cabardes, Aude, (Languedoc) Occitanie, France, 2017 On the Cabardes appellation. This wine: lot No. L18240 (below capsule), a blend of 50% merlot, 30% syrah and grenache noir, matured for 12 months in French oak barrels … Continue reading

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Dauvissat Chablis Vaillons 2015

Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat, Vaillons, AOC Chablis Premier Cru, Yonne, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, 2015 On AOC Chablis Premier Cru The 40 premier crus, plain Chablis, and Petit Chablis vineyard, are pretty much evenly distributed along both banks of the Serein … 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 Normally, I believe, a label shows either Vin de Pays du … or IGP Pays du …. On this bottling the front label carries both terms, ie … Continue reading

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Dobogo Furmint 2016

Dobogo, Furmint, OEM (PDO) Tokaji, Hungary, 2016 Understanding the Hungarian wine classification. On dry Hungarian furmint. The main points are that it is produced in oaked and unoaked styles, shows high acidity, and a sensory profile of green, stone, and … Continue reading

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Saint Andrieu Montpeyroux 1996

Domaine Saint Andrieu, La Seranne, AOC Coteaux Languedoc-Montpeyroux, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 1996 On the Languedoc AOCs and sub-AOCs (termed denominations). This wine: lot No. not found, uncertified organic, a blend of carignan, mourvedre, grenache noir and syrah; 13% abv, coated … Continue reading

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Thieri Pic St Loup 2016

La Grange de Thieri, AOP Pic Saint-Loup, Hérault, Languedoc (now Occitanie), France, 2016 On AOC Pic Saint Loup The Languedoc crus, of which AOC Pic Saint Loup is a member since September 2016, occupies the peak of a three-tiered quality … Continue reading

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Trepaloup IGP Cevennes 2017

Domaine de Trepaloup, La Raiole, IGP Pays des Cevennes, Gard, Occitanie, 2017, France This wine: lot No. none given, so a single bottling run; organic, a blend of syrah, mourvedre and carignan, vinified in steel vat with an element of … Continue reading

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