Category Archives: FAULTY

La Cave de Sancerre 1987

Producteurs de la Cave des Vins de Sancerre, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, fill level 43 mm below the cork, natural cork closure (stained/mouldy capsule, cork end 2.5mm below the bottle mouth, but stained for … Continue reading

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Rauzan Segla Margaux 2003

Chateau Rauzan-Segla, AOC Margaux, Margaux-Cantenac (commune of), Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2003 This wine: a second tier wine of the anachronistic 1855 classification, lot No. L218176, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot, coated natural cork … Continue reading

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Bouchard Savigny Beaune 2005

Bouchard Pere et Fils, AOC Savigny-les-Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2005 On Savigny-les-Beaune Savigny-lès-Beaune is surrounded by Pernand-Vergellesses to the north, Beaune to the south, and Chorey-lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton to the east.  The lès in the appellation name means … Continue reading

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Cellier Princes Ch. du Pape 2013

Cellier des Princes a Courthezon (the sole appellation co-op), AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. 143232, Ch. du Pape blend (though the pale hue suggests a preponderance of grenache noir), a period of oak barrel ageing, coated … Continue reading

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Coto de Imaz Rioja 2005

Coto de Imaz, Gran Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2005 Rioja regulations Permitted black varieties are, in the majority tempranillo, along with garnacha, graciano, mazuelo (aka carignan), maturana tinta. Minimum ageing requirements, in years, in respectively  [wood, bottle], are crianza [1, … Continue reading

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Bois Bruley Gros Plant 2008

Cherau Carre, Domaine du Bois Bruley, VDQS Gros Plant du Pays Nantais sur Lie, Loire-Atlantique, France, 2008 The change from VDQS to IGP VDQS is due to be phased out by end 2011, and this appellation had opted to become … Continue reading

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Dom. Valori Ch-du-Pape 2000

Gabriel Meffre, Domaine de Valori, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, France, 2000 AOC permitted varieties For red wine there are 13 allowed, both red and white (w): bourboulenc (w), cinsault, clairette (w), counoise (w), grenache, mourvedre, muscardin, picardan (w), picpoul … Continue reading

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