Category Archives: cabernet sauvignon

Il Bruciato Bolgheri 2013

Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Il Bruciato, DOC Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, 2013 This wine: a blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, with syrah; fermented in stainless steel, aged for 7 months in wood, natural cork closure, Oakham Wines, £25 (01/17) … Continue reading

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Ringbolt Margaret River 2014

Ringbolt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2014 As with cabernet sauvignon from Stellenbosch in South Africa, alcohol tends to be on the high side, though the 2013 was just 13.5% abv. Margaret River has a Mediterranean climate like South Africa’s … Continue reading

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Dom. de Trevallon VdP Bouches du Rhone 2008

Domaine de Travallon, Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhone, Bouches du Rhone, France, 2008 (there are also tasting notes here for 2009, 2006, 2003 and 1995) This wine: A 50: 50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah.  No destemming, no added … Continue reading

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La Nina Roja Carinena 2008

Bodegas Paniza (Co-op), La Nina Roja, Single Estate, Gran Reserva, DOP Carinena, Aragon, Spain, 2008 Carinena is a region of low profile hills at 400-800m altitude, with low rainfall, a continental climate, hot summer days and cool nights, where drought is a … Continue reading

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Charmes de Kirwan Margaux 2012

Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012 The second wine of Chateau Kirwan, a third level house of the unofficial and anachronistic 1855 classification, made from younger vines not included in the grand vin. This wine: a blend of … Continue reading

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Torres Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Torres, Gran Coronas, Reserva, Cabernet sauvignon, DO Penedes, Spain, 2012 This wine: a cabernet sauvignon dominated blend, aged in oak, natural cork closure, 14% abv, en France, €10 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a nose of toast and liquorice opening out into … Continue reading

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Ch. Lanessan Haut-Medoc 2010

Chateau Lanessan, Cussac, AOC/AOP Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2010 Lanessan was ranked Cru Bourgeois Supérieur (in the 3-level system of Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur and Crus Bourgeois Exceptionnel) until the discredited 2003 reclassification. It was abandoned completely in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009 … Continue reading

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