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Dec 5 at 1:49pm
Added Dec 5 at 1:49pmI bought this bottle of wine for £9 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106820.Aloxe-Corton is an appellation created in 1938,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines [but over 90% are red] from the commune of Aloxe-Corton and the neighbouring commune of Ladoix-Serrigny. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the Corton hill on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. There are 13 Premier Cru vineyards and the three Grand Cru vineyards of Corton, Corton-Charlemagne and Charlemagne overlap although they each have their own appellations.My bottle is only a village level wine from the small concern owned by the Senard family. It is a blend of pinot noir from four different plots and it spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started the bottle the other evening with my steak supper and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of raspberry,cherry and strawberry style fruit there and the tannins are just strong enough to provide structure.This is a beautifully subtle and delicate Burgundy that was a perfect match for the steak.In short,it was £9 well spent
Nov 30 at 4:13pm
Added Nov 30 at 4:13pmI bought this bottle of wine for £15 from www.robersonwines.co.uk in West London. It is from what was the Cotes de Francs appellation in Bordeaux.The appellation was created in 1967 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century for red and white wines [although most are red ] from the three communes of Francs [after which the appellation is named],Tayac and Saint Cibard located about 7 miles north-east of Saint Emilion.It is one of the smaller Bordeaux appellations with only 500 hectares under vine and in 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation. My bottle is from the family owned property of Franc-Cardinal and consists of 72% merlot,24% cabernet franc and 4% malbec and is aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb shanks and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly tart blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and it was a little overtannic. It did not improve much on the second day. In short,this is an OK wine but not one to write home about and certainly not worth £15.
Nov 26 at 5:40pm
Added Nov 26 at 5:35pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £10.Picpoul is a grape variety [ which comes in red and white versions although the white is far more common ] grown in Languedoc. It is susceptible to fungus and has low yeilds although it can do well in sandy soils so it is not widely used. Picpoul de Pinet is an appellation created in 1985 for white wines made of this grape from six communes in Languedoc near the small coastal town of Sete 20 miles west of Montpellier. My bottle comes from the Ormarine co-operative group. It is not mentioned on their website but my enquires have revealed that 'Domaine Roquemoliere' is an alternative label for their 'Carte Noire' cuvee. It is 100% picpoul .I started my bottle last night with my supper of spiced smoked herring and I did enjoy it.It is a dry wine. There is an acidic citrus style fruit although there are also notes of melon and peach.Picpoul de Pinet is sometimes described as the 'lipstinger wine 'and this phrase is definitely apropriate for my bottle. In short,this is a very nice dry white wine which went well with the fish
Nov 22 at 4:07pm
Added Nov 22 at 4:07pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/68532. Banyuls is an appellation created in 1936, although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans, for red and white fortified wines from around the Mediterranean seaside town of that name between Perpignan and the Spanish border.This is the same area as the Collioure appellation for dry red,rose and white wines.Banyuls is what the French call a 'Vin Doux Naturel '. Like most Banyuls my bottle is red and made of the grenache grape and has spent a year in oak barrels. Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage ' ie the addition of grape spirit which is why it has an ABV of 16.5 % My bottle comes from the Vignerons Catalans co-operative group which dominates wine production in the Rousillon area.I started the bottle this evening with my plate of mince pies and I did enjoy it.It is obviously a fairly old bottle although there is no date on it and the wine was more dark brown than red in colour.It is sweet and sticky almost like syrup. There is some cherry and raisin style fruit there. It went well with my desert..
Nov 19 at 6:10pm
Added Oct 25 at 12:30pmI bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/82060 for £10. Pineau des Charentes got full appellation status in 1945 although there is a long history going back to the 16th century.. It is not really wine as such but consists of two parts grape juice and one part brandy aged in oak barrels and comes from an area around the town of Cognac in eastern France.The white version uses the ugni blanc,folie blanche and colombard grapes. My bottle comes from the negociant house of Distilleries de Matha which also produces a range of Cognac brandys.It is obviously a fairly old bottle although there is no date on it as it is not really white but a pale brown in colour.I started the bottle last night with a plate of cake and I did enjoy it. It is very sweet like honey or syrup and there is plenty of a raisin and sultana style fruit there.My visitor described it as 'moreish' I would say this is an excellent alternative to port
Nov 19 at 5:48pmCompare and Buy
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Added Nov 19 at 5:48pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines must be a blend and a minimum of 40% of the grapes used must be from the Atlantic or Bordeaux side [merlot,cabernet and malbec etc ] and a minimum of 40% from the south [syrah and grenache etc ] My bottle comes from the large family owned estate of Chateau de Pennautier. I started it last night with my supper of pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is some blackcurrant and bramble style fruit there,the tannins were not intrusive but gave structure and there is some pepper or spice,especially on the finish. Overall, I would say this is a first class bottle of wine that would pair with most foods..
Nov 15 at 5:52pm
Added Nov 15 at 5:52pmI bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on offer for £5.It is from Languedoc in the south of France.Languedoc is a very large area stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got appellation status in the 1980's although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.It is an area responsible for around a third of France's total wine production although much of it,like my bottle,is labeled as 'Vin de Pay D'Oc 'My bottle was made at Les Caves du Pre in Beaucaire,a village between Avignon and Nimes. No oak was used and the wine spent 6 months on its lees and was aged in stainless steel tanks The term' Les Rosbifs 'does not only refer to the meal of roast beef but is also a French nickname for the British..I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit there,the tannins are soft but just strong enough to give some structure and there is a hint of pepper or spice on the finish. In short,this is a good quality and value for money wine that would match many foods.
Nov 14 at 5:03pm
Added Oct 22 at 2:14pmI bought this bottle of wine on the website www,bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/110831 for £10.Tursan is an appellation created in 2011 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans for wines from the Adour valley west of the village of Aire-sur-Adour [located 25 miles north of the town of Pau in south-west France close to the Spanish border.] In spite of covering 41 communes,mostly in the Landes department,there are only 500 hectares under vine.Red wines [and 80% of production is red] are based on the tannant grape along with the two cabernets while the white wines are based on a local grape called baroque. Production is dominated by the Les Vignerons Landais co-operative which made my bottle.I started my bottler last night with my supper of chicken and I did enjoy it.There is certainly plenty of a blackcurrant,bramble and blueberry style fruit there but it was more than a little tannic.This could probably have done with a few years of bottle-age.It was a far better bottle of wine after it had stood open on the table for 24 hours
Nov 11 at 3:35pm
Added Nov 10 at 4:06pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/102348 for £30.In Burgundy,on the Cotes de Beaune,there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassange [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names ] which is famous for white wines although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet got appellation status for white wines only in 1939. There are 4 Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru.My bottle is a village level wine from thefamily concern of Carillon.I started it last night with my supper of fish cakes and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a melon and peach style fruit with some citrus acidity but also suggestions of sour apple,almond,vanilla and butter.. In short.this is an exquisite chardonnay with plenty of flavours.