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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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Dom. Lacombe Pomerol 2011

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

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Charmes de Kirwan Margaux 2012

Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012 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. This wine: a blend of … Continue reading

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Sociando Mallet Medoc 2012

Chateau Sociando Mallet, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2012 The property is situated in the Haut-Medoc some 3.5 km north of the village of St-Estephe. It has a pedigree of high quality, in the same league as some cru classé, but … Continue reading

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Sociando Mallet Medoc 2011

Chateau Sociando Mallet, AOC Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2011 The property is situated in the Haut-Medoc some 3.5km north of the village of St-Estephe. It has a pedigree of high quality, in the same league as some cru classé, but has always … Continue reading

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