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21 hours ago
Added 22 hours agoI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £16. Saint Mont got appellation status in 2011 for red,white and rose wines from 46 communes around the medieval Benedictine Abbey which once featured on the pilgrim route to Spain and where the vineyard is still in operation.Saint Mont is located 25 miles north of the town of Pau and 6 miles south-east of the village of Aire-sur-L'Adour Like the Madiran appellation to the south the major grape for red wines is tannant.The Producteurs Plaimont co-operative group was instrumental in getting appellation status and is now responsible for 90% of production. Chateau de Sabazan is one of their top cuvees of Saint Mont wine and comes from a 17 hectare vineyard in the medieval hamlet of that name 30 miles north-east of Pau and 15 miles east of Aire-sur-L'Adour run by winemaker Patrick Azcue.It consists of 70% tannant,15% cabernetr sauvignon,10% of the local grape braucol [sometimes called fer servadou or pinenc] and 5% cabernet franc I started my bottle last night with my supper of fried pork chop and I did enjoy it although it was a little unusual.It is very dark,almost black in colour.There is some very intense cherry,blackcurrant and licorice style fruit and also a strong spicy taste..
Apr 25 at 5:25pm
Added Apr 25 at 5:25pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.thesampler.co.uk]. Gaillac is an appellation created in 1938,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for red,rose,white and sparkling wines from 50 communes around the small town of that name some 30 miles north-east of Toulouse in the Tarn valley.There is great diversity of terroir and some unique grape types. Domaine de la Ramaye is a small concern run by Sylviane and Michel Issaly. My bottle is made up of a 50/50 blend of two of the local grapes,braucol [ sometimes called fer servadou. a late ripening grape indiginous to south-west France ] and duras [ which is only grown in the upper Tarn valley and has no connection to the Cotes de Duras AOC ]. I started my bottle last night with my supper of meat pie and I did enjoy it. It is fairly dark in colour and it is certainly full-bodied. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and cherry style fruit with soft tannins but a pronounced sense of pepper or spice especially on the finish.There are certainly plenty of flavours there for the drinker. Overall I would say trhis is a lovely bottle
Apr 24 at 3:28am
Added Apr 22 at 6:04pmI bought a bottle of this wine at the 2016 London France Show where I met the domaine owner.Bergerac is a large appellation created in 1936[ although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans] for red.white and rose wines from 93 communes around the town of that name in south-west France.The grape varieties are simil;ar to those used in the neighbouring Bordeaux region. However,the wines are not considered as prestigious although they often offer good value for money.Domaine de Grange Neuve is a family concern in this region.My bottle consists of 60% merlot and 20% each of the two cabernets.I started it last night with my supper of lamb chops and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a fresh blackcurrant blackberry and plum style fruit there and the tannins are fairly soft. It is a smooth wine but I thought bit a little bland. It did win a silver medal at the 2013 Concours de Bordeaux. In short this is an OK wine which went well with the lamb chops but not one I would seek out to buy again
Apr 21 at 1:47pm
Added Apr 19 at 1:48pmI bought this bottle of wine for eight pounds when I visited the London France Show where I met the Domaine owner. Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is an appellation created in 1948 for sweet white wines from the same area as the red Madiran appellation ie 37 communes around the village of that name some 20 miles north-east of the town of Pau and 50 miles north of the Spanish border. My bottle is made from 60% gros manseng and 40% petit manseng harvested late to make it sweet.. I started my bottle last night with my supper of salad and cheese and I did enjoy it.It is certainly sweet almost like syrup or honey and there is a melon,peach and apricot style fruit there but it is not particularly acidic. I thought it a lovely desert wine
Apr 17 at 5:29pm
Added Apr 15 at 6:26amThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406. Haut-Medoc is a large appellation set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux. It is an 'umbrella' appellation because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Pauillac and Margaux.Winemaking really got started here at the end of the 17th century when Dutch engineers drained the salt marshes and it now includes some of the world's greatest wine estates.La Bergerie de Senejac is a second wine made at Chateau Senejac and I have been unable to find the exact cepagement but it is probably made from younger vines and with less oak. I started it last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it.There is some blackcurrant and blackberry fruit there and the tannins are fairly soft but compared to other Bordeaux wines and the Chateau's grand vin which I had back in 2013 it is quite bland. This may be because of the age of the bottle. In short,this was an OK bottle but not one to buy again or write home about
Apr 11 at 3:20pm
Added Apr 11 at 3:20pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.thesampler.co.uk]. In 1993 the commune of Epineuil in northern Burgundy located just north of Tonnerre about 20 miles east of Auxerre was given the official right to add its name to that of Bourgogne on wine labels although this had actually been going on since the 1930's.My bottle was made by the Masson family at Domaine du Val Grevin in the village of Epineuil. I started it this evening with my steak supper and I did enjoy it. It is quite pale in colour almost like a rose. There is plenty of a slightly sweet raspberry,cherry and strawberry style fruit with soft but structured tannins and there is some subtlety and delicacy. It went well with the steak.
Apr 8 at 4:35am
Added Apr 8 at 4:35amThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85201. Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux is an appellation for red,white,rose and sparkling wines [though nearly 90% are red ] from the easst bank of the river Garonne between the City of Bordeaux and the small town of Cadillac. It became incorporated into the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation in 2009 and the red wines are now labelled as Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux. My bottle comes from a well established producer and consists of 50% cabernet sauvignon,45% merlot and 5% cabernet franc and spent time in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it.There is a very intense blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit there with a hint of vanilla and the tannins are soft and wel structured. In short this is lovely stuff.
Mar 31 at 5:07pm
Added Mar 31 at 4:30pmThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64493.Muscat de Rivesaltes is an appellation created in 1956 for sweet white fortified wines made of the muscat grapes [muscat a petit grains and muscat de Alexandria ] from 90 communes in Rousillon in south-west France.Fermentation is stopped by the addition of grape spirit [brandy ], a process known as mutage. It is what the French call a Vin Doux Naturel . . The appellation is named after the small town of Rivesaltes some 7 miles north of Perpignan.Domaine Pouderoux is a family owned estate in Rousillon.I started my bottle this evening with my supper of quiche and cheese and I did enjoy it.It is certainly a very sweet wine almost like honey or syrup.There is plenty of an intense pineapple,apricot and citrus style fruit there and it is 15.5% ABV. In short it is a beautiful desert wine.
Mar 27 at 5:50pm
Added Mar 27 at 5:50pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington for £9.90.It is from the Languedoc appellation in the south of France. Languedoc is a very large area stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got AOC status in the 1980's although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans. Languedoc is responsible for about a third of France's total wine production although a lot is labelled as 'Vin de Pays ' My bottle was made at Chateau Bas Aumelas. It consists of 70% grenache and 30% carignan. I started it last night with my supper of pork chops and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a fresh blackcurant.blackberry and licorice style fruit there with soft but structured tannins and a hint of spice.I thought it a quality bottle of wine.
Mar 24 at 5:52pm
Added Mar 24 at 5:51pmI bought this bottle of wine from a stand at The London France Show back in January for £10. Faugeres is an appellation for red,white and rose wines from the area around the village of that name about 10 miles north of the town of Beziers.Before 1982 it was a part of the Coteaux de Languedoc AOC.My bottle is made from a blend of 40% syrah,30% grenache and 30% carignan and spent 12 moths in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit there and it is beautifully structured with soft tannins. In short ,this is just gorgeous