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  • Jun 19, 2011 at 1:18pm

    Previously available for $6.22



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    Added Jun 19, 2011 at 1:18pm
    In the smell department, I write Blackberry, pepper, caramel, rubber sheeting, cardboard?? and demerera sugar. I now have no idea what I meant by these attributes. They contained some kind of chimerical sense at the moment I commited them to paper, but what, really, do I mean by blackberry? Can I really summon up the remembered taste of a blackberry? Do I even know what a blackberry tastes like, without a garnish of crumble topping and custard? And how does it fit in with the cardboard? What sort of cardboard, anyway? Packing case or formal invitation? And sugar and rubber sheeting? Read the rest at http://sedimentblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/tesco-famille-skalli-corbieres-2006.html

  • Jun 9, 2011 at 11:20am

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    Added Jun 9, 2011 at 11:20am
    This comes from the Greek region of Halkidiki, which I can’t help thinking sounds like something R2D2 would say. A Greek Cabernet Sauvignon - when CJ heard what I was drinking, he said “I admire your moxie, kid.” Whereas Olly Smith said, “Quaff it with steak, chops and top-quality bangers,”. Not sausages, you note, or even loukaniki; but “bangers”... Well, it’s a competent, straightforward Cabernet Sauvignon; that slightly burnt aroma, but a bit flat in the mouth; a little brief resonance on the palate… but then gone. No richness, no complexity, no grip. Perfectly OK, and with a hefty 14.5% alcohol, which will assist the goblet-waving; but for £9, I’m afraid I expect something a little more memorable. For more, visit http://bit.ly/mUCcma Read more: http://www.snooth.com/wine/tsantali-cabernet-sauvignon-organic-2005-1/#ixzz1OnC6CeAN

  • Jun 9, 2011 at 11:18am

    Previously available for $16.27



    Sedimentblog's Review:
    Added Jun 9, 2011 at 11:17am
    This comes from the Greek region of Halkidiki, which I can’t help thinking sounds like something R2D2 would say. A Greek Cabernet Sauvignon – when CJ heard what I was drinking, he said “I admire your moxie, kid.” Whereas Olly Smith said, “Quaff it with steak, chops and top-quality bangers,”. Not sausages, you note, or even loukaniki; but “bangers”... Well, it’s a competent, straightforward Cabernet Sauvignon; that slightly burnt aroma, but a bit flat in the mouth; a little brief resonance on the palate… but then gone. No richness, no complexity, no grip. Perfectly OK, and with a hefty 14.5% alcohol, which will assist the goblet-waving; but for £9, I’m afraid I expect something a little more memorable. For more, visit http://bit.ly/mUCcma

  • Apr 21, 2011 at 5:26am
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    Average Price: $139.99



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    Added Apr 21, 2011 at 5:25am
    You might enjoy our Sediment post on, er, NOT drinking Leoville-Barton 1989...http://bit.ly/e8uzQo

  • Mar 24, 2011 at 7:21am

    Previously available for $13.92



    Sedimentblog's Review:
    Added Mar 24, 2011 at 7:21am
    Well. The nose is great; rich, and blackcurranty. That fruit comes through in the mouth too, followed by a good, tannic backbone. It leaves that classic Bordeaux dryness on the palate as it goes, and has a reasonable finish. One to sip and savour, you think. But beware; it fades in the glass. Ultimately this is a wine without real depth, and by the end of an evening the fruits have gone and only those dry tannins really hang on. Shared amongst friends with a large glass each, great – but settle in for an evening with a bottle and a book, and it creeps quietly away from you into the night like a guilty party. Our full review is at http://bit.ly/dRbTPg

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 4:59am
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    Added Mar 16, 2011 at 4:59am
    I also tried some of Sula's Sauvignon Blanc, this time at a staggeringly chi-chi boutique hotel in northern Goa, and it was fine, tasting pretty much of Sauvignon Blanc, a touch of wine gums and frangipani (I averred theatrically at the time), still the equivalent of £20 a bottle, but something was missing... Read the rest at http://bit.ly/hwwynU

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 4:58am

    Previously available for $13.64



    Sedimentblog's Review:
    Added Mar 16, 2011 at 4:58am
    I also tried some of Sula's Sauvignon Blanc, this time at a staggeringly chi-chi boutique hotel in northern Goa, and it was fine, tasting pretty much of Sauvignon Blanc, a touch of wine gums and frangipani (I averred theatrically at the time), still the equivalent of £20 a bottle, but something was missing... Read the rest at http://bit.ly/hwwynU

  • Feb 14, 2011 at 5:47am

    Previously available for $6.79



    Sedimentblog's Review:
    Added Feb 14, 2011 at 5:47am
    This is the ultimate wine to take to a dinner party. Why? Well, the reasons go way beyond its actual taste - see our post on the Sediment blog to see why - but as far as the taste itself is concerned, this wine cannot conceivably upset anybody. It is not spicy or powerful; it is not weighty or rich; it is not tannic or oaky. To be honest, it’s a bit of a lightweight, which would be a disappointment if I was settling down for a fireside evening alone, but is ideal for an unknown meal with unknown people serving unpredictable food. It might get swamped in the taste stakes if you’re given anything to eat more pungent than a slice of ham, but no-one is going to wince at a glass of this. Frankly, they won’t even notice it.

  • Feb 3, 2011 at 11:27am
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    Added Feb 3, 2011 at 11:27am
    Described by the Chateau as its second wine, the back label says that Cuvée Rouge is “made according to the philosophy of Chateau Musar,” an intriguing directive. It’s extremely rare in the UK. Again, it’s not on the Musar website (although there is a wine called Cuvée Musar). And despite its age, this “entry level” Musar experience (as Stuart described it) is only £7.95, just the thing for the Sediment blog. Sediment likes the idea of “entry level”. It suggests you’re at the same concert, just with a restricted view. But sadly here, it’s not so much a restricted view as a restricted orchestra. With a paler colour, and no legs to speak of, Cuvée Rouge is a pallid version of Musar; yes, it has that burnt, almost medicinal nose, but it’s low on fruit and doesn’t have a lasting finish. Tolerable with food, it is disappointing on its own. Read our full article on Musar and all its offspring at http://sedimentblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/offspring-of-chateau-musar.html

  • Jan 19, 2011 at 7:51am
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    Average Price: $44.99



    Sedimentblog's Review:
    Added Jan 19, 2011 at 7:51am
    Described by the Chateau as its second wine, the back label says that Cuvée Rouge is “made according to the philosophy of Chateau Musar,” an intriguing directive. It’s an "entry level" Musar experience. Sediment likes the idea of “entry level”. It suggests you’re at the same concert, just with a restricted view. But sadly here, it’s not so much a restricted view as a restricted orchestra. With a paler colour, and no legs to speak of, Cuvée Rouge is a pallid version of Musar; yes, it has that burnt, almost medicinal nose, but it’s low on fruit and doesn’t have a lasting finish. Tolerable with food, it is disappointing on its own. The full family of Musar wines is described on the Sediment blog at http://bit.ly/fOjSZE

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