Category Archives: merlot

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 40% syrah, 30% petit … 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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Vega-Sicilia Valbuena No5 2011

Bodegas Vega-Sicilia, Valbuena 50, DO Ribera del Duero, Valbuena de Duero, Valladolid, Castile Y Leon, Spain, 2011 On Ribera del Duero. This wine: lot No. (Lote) 050, bottle No. 149125, a tempranillo dominated blend, with merlot; fermented in 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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