Category Archives: FAULTY

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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Chateau Musar Rose 2013

Chateau Musar, Rose, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2013 This wine: Lot No. 4.288.01-04, vineyards ~1300m altitude, organic farming, a blend of obaideh (probably a local clone of chardonnay [1]), merwah (probably a local clone of semillon [1]) and … Continue reading

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Tamar Ridge S.Blanc 2007

Tamar Ridge, Kayena Vineyard, Sauvignon blanc, Tasmania, Australia, 2007 This wine: Lot No. L106, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw-cap closure, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, bin end, £9 (09/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty. WSET style tasting note Appearance: faulty, when agitated in … Continue reading

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Sagrado Douro Reserva Red 2008

Quinta do Sagrado, Reserva, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2008 Last tasted 26/07/17. This wine: Lot No. 94/2012, a blend of 50% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, and 10% each of tinta amarela and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo), … Continue reading

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