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Ch. Batailley Pauillac 2003

Chateau Batailley, 5th Grand Cru Classe, AOC/AOP Pauillac, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2003 This wine: lot No. LT084 (bottle No. LBT030613), a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot and 2% petit verdot, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, BBR (gift), … Continue reading

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Ch. Dauzac Margaux 2000

Andre Lurton, Chateau Dauzac (5th growth in 1855), AOC Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2000 This wine: a cabernet sauvignon-merlot blend, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Vintage Wines, £72 (04/17) … shortly after I have seen this vintage at ~£40 inc VAT, … Continue reading

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Ch. Charmail Haut-Medoc 2000

Chateau Charmail, Cru Bourgeois, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2000 This wine: left bank blend of 50% merlot with 25% each of cabernets sauvignon and franc, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Vintage Wines, £56 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a highly complex nose … Continue reading

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Chateau Senejac Haut-Medoc 2011

Chateau Senejac, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, Gironde, France, 2011 This wine: (former) cru bourgeois quality, a blend dominated by cabernet sauvignon, with merlot and cabernet franc; aged in 25% new oak barrique over 18 months; natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, BBR, £12 (01/14) … Continue reading

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Sociando Mallet Medoc 2012

Chateau Sociando Mallet, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012 The property is situated in the Haut-Medoc some 3.5 km north of the village of St-Estephe. It has a pedigree of high quality, in the same league as some cru classé, but … Continue reading

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Sociando Mallet Medoc 2011

Chateau Sociando Mallet, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2011 The property is situated in the Haut-Medoc some 3.5km north of the village of St-Estephe. It has a pedigree of high quality, in the same league as some cru classé, but has always … Continue reading

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Puy-Blanquet St Emilion 2008

Chateau Puy-Blanquet, St Emilion GC, Gironde, France, 2008 This wine: a wet and cool vintage, an indeterminate blend – probably merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, en France ~€8 (2014) Consumer tasting note: a nose … Continue reading

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