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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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Ch. Batailley Pauillac 2003

Chateau Batailley, 5th Grand Cru Classe, AOC/AOP Pauillac, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2003 This wine: lot No. LT084 (bottle No. LBT030613), a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot and 2% petit verdot, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, BBR (gift), … Continue reading

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La Croix Taillefer Pomerol 2014

Domaine La Croix Taillefer, AOC Pomerol, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. LXTXIBV, organic, a merlot dominated right bank Bordeaux blend, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Waitrose, £28 (11/17) Consumer tasting note: ruby hued, with rich … Continue reading

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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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