Category Archives: france bordeaux

Ch. Cruzeau Pessac-Leognan 2015

Vignobles Andre Lurton, Chateau de Cruzeau, AOC Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2015 This wine: lot No. L16-181-3 (on capsule), varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and then ten months lees ageing in 35% new barrique, before bottling; Diam 10 coated agglomerate … Continue reading

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Ch Le Boscq Sainte Estephe 2012

Vignobles Dourthe, Chateau Le Boscq, Cru Bourgois, AOC Sainte-Estephe, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2012 This wine: lot No. L701807 (on bottle below capsule), a merlot dominated blend with cabernet sauvignon and lesser petit verdot; general processes – vinified in stainless … Continue reading

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Ch. Beauregard Pomerol 1998

Chateau Beauregard, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 1998 This wine: lot No. L1 (on front label), a merlot heavy blend, with cabernet franc, 13% abv, coated natural cork closure, tasting circle, ex-Strakers, £? (2016) Consumer tasting note: 20 year … Continue reading

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Hilaire Montagne St-Emilion 2015

Comtesse Saint-Hilaire, AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2015 On AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion (MSE) The largest of the four red only and merlot heavy satellite appellations of Saint-Emilion, at a little over 1600ha [1], the others being Saint-George (which … Continue reading

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Ch. Serilhan St Estephe 2009

Chateau Serilhan, Cru Bourgeois, AOC St Estephe, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. LS200901 (on bottle), a 2/3 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, with merlot making up the balance; traditional fermentation in wood, stainless steel … Continue reading

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La Dauphine Fronsac 2014

Chateau de la Dauphine, AOC Fronsac, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2014 On AOC Fronsac Fronsac, containing the appellation Canon Fronsac, lies to the west of Pomerol/St Emilion and the north/south flowing river Isle. The appellation extends from Fronsac village, for … Continue reading

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Charmes de Kirwan Margaux 2012

Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux, Medoc, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2012 This wine: the second wine of Chateau Kirwan, a third level house of the unofficial and anachronistic 1855 classification, made from younger vines not included in the grand vin; lot … Continue reading

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