Category Archives: merlot

Mas Sibert Armelot VdF 2016

Mas Sibert, Armelot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Languedoc), 2016 On Vin de France (VdF) VdF, since 2010 replacing the Vin de Table category, is not only the entry quality level for French wine, but can also be a source … 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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Mas Sibert Soleno France 2014

Mas Sibert, Soleno, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Occitanie), France, 2014 This wine: lot No. none, one of 300 bottles without added sulfites, out of a single bottling run of 1200; unregistered biodynamic, a blend of merlot and petit verdot; … Continue reading

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Henschke Barossa 2014

Henschke, Keyneton Euphonium, Barossa, South Australia, 2010 This wine: lot No. L13014 (on back label), a blend of 45% shiraz, 36% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 2% cabernet franc; matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned (85% French and 15% … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2015

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Occitanie), 2015 This wine: lot No. none, but given the small production from just 3ha, this will have been bottled in a single run; unregistered biodynamic; a blend of 70% syrah, with … 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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