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Martinez Marsala NV

Martinez, Marsala Superiore Reserva, Dolce, DOC Marsala, NV, Sicily, Italy On marsala There is a bewildering (for the consumer) range of styles, and ageing requirements [1]: fine – minimum 1 year, including 8 months in barrel superiore – minimum 2 … Continue reading

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Moscatel de Valencia NV

Sainsburys Winemakers Selection, DO Moscatel de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, NV Moscatel is one of four sub-zones of the region of Valencia.  It is near-coastal at low altitude, with a hot climate, suiting the heat and drought tolerant muscat of alexandria, … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Banyuls 1986

M Chapoutier, AOC/AOP, Banyuls, 1986 A grenache noir dominant blend vin doux naturel, unfined, natural cork closure, 18% abv, Gauntleys,  £19 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity tawny, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat

Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, NV Muscat a petits grains rouge, locally known as Brown muscat; screw cap closure, 17.5% abv, widely available, 37.5 ml, about £13 Rutherglen liqueur muscat producers are an interesting case: they are organised into a self-regulating … Continue reading

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Dom. de la Rectorie, Banyuls, 2008

Domaine de la Rectorie, Cuvee Parce Freres, Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel, 2008. Blend of grenache noir, gris and blanc, fortified after a short maceration, aged in wood for one year.  Natural cork closure, 16.5% abv.  Weavers, Nottingham, £20. WSET style … Continue reading

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Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Grand Muscat

Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Grand Muscat, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, NV Muscat a petits grains rouge, locally known as Brown muscat; Grand signifies an average wine age 11-19 years, 18.5%, screw cap closure; Great Western Wine, Bath, about £30 on offer in 2012, … Continue reading

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