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Oct 2 at 4:35pm
Added Oct 2 at 4:25pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/74659.Cotes du Rhone is a term that has been used to describe red,white and rose wines from the Rhone valley between Vienne and Avignon since the 17th century although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.AOC status was awarded in 1937. It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes 'Cotes du Rhone Villages' and the 'crus' such as Cote Rotie and Chateauneuf-du-Pape within it.I have not been able to find out much about my bottle or about the maker 'Paul Romain'. but I presume it is some sort of negociant house or else a brand name. I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast and I did enjoy it.There is some blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft but hold things together.It was good value for money but there are better Cotes du Rhones out there such as the Paul Jaboulet Aine version I had a couple of days ago
Added Sep 30 at 2:07pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85201.Cotes du Rhone is a term that has been used to describe red,white and rose wines from the Rhone valley between Vienne and Avignon since the 17th century although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.AOC status was awarded in 1937. It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes Cote du Rhone Villages and the 'crus' such as Cote Rotie and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.within it. Paul Jaboulet Aine is a well known negociant house operating in this region.The 'Parallele "45" ' cuvee has been made since the 1950's and takes its name from the 45 degrees north line of latitude which runs close to Paul Jaboulet Aine's establishment in the village of Pont de Isere and is marked there by a monument,a picture of which is on the wine label.The wine consists of 60% grenache and 40% syrah and is aged in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of a pork chop and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a cherry and blackcurrant style fruit there,the tannins still give structure in spite of the age of the wine, and there is a spice or pepper taste on the finish.In short this is a quality wine at a value for money price.
Sep 27 at 5:30pm
Added Sep 26 at 5:25pmI bought this bottle of wine for a mere £5 from a wine merchant in Sussex.The Coteaux du Tricastin was an AOC for red,white and rose wines,although 95% of production is red,from the area around Montelimar in the Rhone valley. The AOC was granted in 1973,although viticulture in the region goes back to before the Romans.In 2010 the name of the AOC was changed to Grignan-les-Adhemar,after two local villages,because the growers did not want their name to be associated with that of the Tricastin nuclear power station. Cellier des Dauphins is a name used by a large and well known co-operative group.My bottle consists of 80% grenache and 20% syrah. I started my bottle last night as an accompaniment to my pork stew supper and I did enjoy it.There is a lot of tart redcurrant and cherry style fruit. the tannins are soft in spite of the wine being so young but give just enough structure, and there is a peppery finish.I thought it a lovely wine at a value for money price
Sep 22 at 3:44pm
Added Sep 22 at 3:44pmI bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex [ www.fourwallswine.com ] for £12. The Chablis AOC was created in 1938 [ although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ] for dry white wines made of the chardonnay grape from around the village of that name about 10 miles east of the small town of Auxerre in northern Burgundy.The Petit Chablis AOC was created in 1944 for similar dry white wines from the outlying and higher areas. The Chablis AOC is mainly Kimmeridgian limestone and clay while Petit Chablis is mainly Portlandian limestone and clay so there is a slight difference in terroir. I started my bottle last night with my supper of smoked fish and I did enjoy it. There is some sour apple and melon style fruit there although I would not describe it as particularly fruity but rather mineral. There is a distinct citrus taste on the finish which was more pronounced on the second day. It went well with the fish..
Sep 17 at 3:54pm
Added Sep 17 at 3:54pmI bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex..It is from the Puisseguin Saint Emilion AOC which was created in 1936 for red wines from the Puisseguin commune to the north-east of the town of Saint Emilion.It is one of the four 'satellite ' Saint Emilion appellations.I have not been able to find out much about Chateau Le Puy du Chay but I have to say that I enjoyed the wine.I started it last night with my supper of sausages and mash. There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit,the tannins are soft and it is definitely full-bodied.It is easy drinking.In short this is a typical good quality right bank claret
Sep 13 at 4:57am
Added Sep 13 at 4:57amI bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex [www.fourwallswine.com ] for £10,80.The Bourgogne Passetoutgrain got AOC status in 1937 and is for red and rose wines produced anywhere in the Burgundy region from a blend of at least 1/3rd pinot noir plus gamay [although up to 15% of the white grapes chardonnay,pinot blanc and pinot gris are allowed ] with all grapes being vinified together.The word 'passetoutgrains ' roughly translates as 'throw all the grapes in 'Passetoutgrain is regarded as an everyday drinking wine and is not usually very expensive, Domaine Henri Jouan is a small Burgundy producer located in Morey-St Denis.I started my bottle last night with my steak as I watched the Last Night of the Proms on television.and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a raspberry and cherry style fruit there and the tannins are soft although I would not call it full-bodied.It went well with the steak.
Sep 9 at 6:11pm
Added Sep 9 at 6:11pmThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.It is a simple Bordeaux AOC from Chateau Laribiere. I do not know the exact cepagement but I presume it to be a blend of merlot and one or both of the cabernets. I started it the other evening with my supper of chicken breast. There is some blackcurrant and plum style fruit there but in spite of its age it is still fairly tannic although it did soften off by the second evening. This did win an award at the 2013 Concours de Bordeaux wine competition so either it does not age well or else the winery has improved massively over the last 15 years
Sep 7 at 5:28pm
Added Sep 5 at 4:30pmI bought this bottle of wine a while ago from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57105 for £5.I do not know the age of my bottle as there is no year on it but I was given to understand that it is from the 1970's. Port is a fortified wine from the Douro valley in northern Portugal. Most are red but a few are white like this one. Calem is an old and distinguished port house. I served my bottle chilled this evening with some bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.It is sweet and sticky with a sour peach,apricot and almond style fruit. I did notice the taste of the 20% ABV However it went well with the cheese
Sep 2 at 4:43pm
Added Sep 2 at 4:43pmI bought this bottle of wine for £5 from my local supermarket where it was on special offer.Carinena is one of the oldest Spanish DOP's, being created in 1932 for red,white and rose wines made of a number of grape varieties from Aragon in the northeast of the country about halfway between Barcelona and Madrid.The area is the original source of the carignan grape.Winemaking goes back to at least the Romans.My bottle is from the Bodegas Paniza co-operative and consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,30% tempranillo and 10% grenache. It was aged for five years two of them in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my bacon stew and I did enjoy it.It is a very fresh and fruity [blackcurrants and plums ] with fairly soft tannins and a little vanilla and spice especially on the finish.In short this is a lovely wine at a value for money price
Aug 29 at 6:58pm
Added Aug 29 at 5:39pmI bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/77304 for £18.It comes from the valley of the river Douro in northern Portugal, an area well known for port production but table wines such as this are also made.Wine has been made here since at least the Romans and the area has DOC status,the highest standard in the Portugese wine hierarchy. The bends in the river valley have names and this bottle is from Andreza. It is from the modern Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas winery and consists of 40% touriga franca [a grape popular in Portugal as it ripens early and used in port production ] 40% touriga nacional [ a low-yielding small grape which is also used in port production ] and 20% tinta roriz [known as tempranillo elsewhere ] It is aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it.It is a deep ruby red or purple colour and there is some fairly intense cherry style fruit.My overiding impresion was not the fruit but how dry it was although it was not overtannic.There is some pepper or spice on the finish. It went well with the food.Wine Advocate gave this 89 points and a good write-up and Wine Enthusiast gave it 90 points.j