Category Archives: cabernet sauvignon

Gimie Lilian d’Oc 2014

Domaine Moulin Gimie, Lilian, IGP Pays d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L07/07/17 (below capsule), a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, ex-producer, €21 (07/18) Other Domaine Moulin … Continue reading

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Henschke Euphonium 2015

Henschke, Euphonium, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, 2015 This wine: lot No. L13015 (on back label), a blend of 66% syrah, 19% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, and 5% cabernet franc, aged in 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak hogsheads … Continue reading

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Thorle Rheinhessen 2015

Weingut Thörle (a member of the ‘wine in a bottle’ producer group [1], and Maxime Herkunft Rheinhessen), Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, Qualitatswein, Rheinhessen, Saulheim, Germany 2015 On Anbaugebiete Rheinhessen. Is the largest of the 13 German wine regions (map). … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2005

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2005 This wine: lot No. L8.315-05 (on back label), a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Waitrose offer, £22 (09/18) Last tasted: 13/04/19 (different lot), … Continue reading

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Bouscasse Madiran 2014

Alain Brumont, Château Bouscassé, AOP Madiran, Gers, Occitanie, 2014 On AOP Madiran. This wine: lot No. not found, so a single single bottling run, a blend of tannat, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, aged in oak barrique, 30-50% new, coated … Continue reading

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De Sante Napa Cabernet 2011

De Sante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2011 This wine: lot No. LDESAOK11, ostensibly varietal cabernet sauvignon (but at least one other recent vintage contains some % of cabernet franc), long (50mm) coated natural cork closure, 14% … Continue reading

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Berthoumieu Madiran 2015

Domaine Berthoumieu, Constance, AOP Madiran, Gers, Occitanie, France, 2015 On AOP Madiran A still red appellation, overlapping the departments of the Gers, Pyrénées-Atlantique and Haute Pyrénées. Essentially between the mountains of the Pyrenees, and the sea of the Bay of … Continue reading

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Petit-Village Pomerol 2005

Chateau Petit-Village, AOC Pomerol, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2005 On AOC Pomerol. This wine: lot No. L0105 (on back label), 2005 – dry weather conditions, a soil of red gravel, quartz and flint over a clay sub-soil, a merlot heavy … 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, short (48mm) coated natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre 2010

Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, AOC Saint Julien, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2010 This wine: lot No. LPLP1001 153B14 (below front label), a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 8% petit verdot, 2% cabernet franc; coated natural cork closure, 13.5% … Continue reading

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