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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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Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

Domaine de Lacombe, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, France, 2011 Refreshingly, the Pomerol appellation has no classification system, no burgeoning bureaucracy or politics – quality is indicated by the price the market will bear, at each vintage. Of course the top producers … Continue reading

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On Sauternes

This is a fact and opinion collection and sifting exercise, so as to better understand the appellation … it is a work in progress. Sauternes – the regulations [1] including some contributory comments Quality and characteristics Sauternes is a still … Continue reading

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Ch. Dauzac Margaux 2000

Andre Lurton, Chateau Dauzac (5th growth in 1855), AOC Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2000 This wine: a cabernet sauvignon-merlot blend, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Vintage Wines, £72 (04/17) … shortly after I have seen this vintage at ~£40 inc VAT, … Continue reading

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Ch. Charmail Haut-Medoc 2000

Chateau Charmail, Cru Bourgeois, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2000 This wine: left bank blend of 50% merlot with 25% each of cabernets sauvignon and franc, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Vintage Wines, £56 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a highly complex nose … Continue reading

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Chateau Senejac Haut-Medoc 2011

Chateau Senejac, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, Gironde, France, 2011 This wine: (former) cru bourgeois quality, a blend dominated by cabernet sauvignon, with merlot and cabernet franc; aged in 25% new oak barrique over 18 months; natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, BBR, £12 (01/14) … Continue reading

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