Category Archives: FAULTY

Sorrel Cr. Hermitage Blanc 2013

Domaine Marc Sorrel, Crozes Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Drome, France, 2013 This wine: (bottle identity Lot 1) a blend of 50:50 marsanne:roussanne, matured in old oak, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, £25.50 (01/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty … a subdued nose … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port NV

Taylor’s Chip Dry Port, Extra Sec, Douro, Portugal, NV This wine: a malvasia dominated blend, along with rabigato, esgana cão, viosinho and gouveio; produced using the same methods as for red port, at Atkinson Lodge/Cellar; bottle number 363479, natural cork stopper, … Continue reading

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Dom. L’Escattes Languedoc 2013

Domaine de L’Escattes, Heritage, AOC Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Languedoc, France, 2013 This wine: organic, a blend of 60% syrah with grenache noir, natural indigenous yeast, aged in 600l demi-muid, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Des Cévennes à la Camargue, €11.50 (03/17) Consumer … 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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Dom. Adèléandre VdF 2013

Domaine Adèléandre, Léandre, Vin de France (Herault), France, 2013 This wine: biodynamic, a blend of 80% cinsault with carignan, aged in stainless steel, neither fined nor filtered, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, £18 (2016). Consumer tasting note: … 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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CVNE Imperial Rioja 2010

CVNE, Imperial Reserva, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2010 This wine: a tempranillo dominated blend with graciano and mazuelo, reserva regs are a minimum of 1 year in oak (US and French used here) and 2 years in bottle, natural … Continue reading

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