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duncan 906's Wines
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Aug 23 at 6:15pm
Added Aug 23 at 6:15pmThis bottle of port was a gift.Port wine is from the Douro valley in northern Portugal and takes its name from the City of Oporto at the mouth of that river.It is a fortified wine because brandy is added to arrest the fermentation process.The late bottled vintage style of port originated at the Taylor Fladgate port house in 1970.Wines from a single year are bottled between four and six years after harvest having spent the intervening years in oak barrels.The idea is to have a wine that is ready to drink immediately without decanting and a wine that can be drunk weeks after opening.My bottle is a blend of ports made from grapes grown in Taylor Fladsgate's own vineyards and bought in grapes.The varieties used are tinta roriz,tinta barraca,touriga francasa and touriga nacional although I do not know in what proportions. These varieties are all traditional Portugese grapes used in port production.I started my bottle last night and I must report that I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a plum and cherry style fruit there along with cinamon,date and raisin flavours. It is fairly sweet but not over sweet and I did notice the alchol [ abv of 20%] although it is also fairly smooth.
Aug 20 at 4:21pm
Added Aug 20 at 4:21pmI bought two bottles of this wine on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/103743 for £15.50. Montsant is named after the Montsant mountains in Catalonia north-east Spain where viticulture has been going on since at least the Romans and 12 municipalities got DO status in 2002.It is adjacent to the more prestigious Priorat DO.My bottles come from the Celler de Capcanes co-operative and Vall del Calas is the name of their organic cuvees. My bottles consist of 50% merlot,36% grenache and 15% tempranillo and were aged in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast cooked in bacon and I did enjoy it. There is certainly plenty of a blackcurrant, blackberry and redcurrant style fruit there,the tannins are soft,and there is more than a hint of spice about it. I would also say that it is a liitle acidic.I thought this a good quality wine which was a very good compl;iment to the chicken.
Aug 18 at 2:31pm
Aug 18 at 2:20pm
Added Aug 17 at 2:21pmI bought this bottle of wine for £7.50 from a shop in London [www.oddbins.co.uk ] The Alenquer wine region is centred on the small town of that name to the north of Lisbon in Portugal to the east of the Serra de Montejunto range of hills which offer some protection from the Atlantic weather. Quinta das Seten Costas is a brand name used by the Casa Santos Lima wine company,the largest producer in Alenquer.My bottle is made up of 50% castelao,20% camarate,20% tinta miuda and 10% preto martinho. These are all grapes native to Portugal. I started the bottle last night with my pork chop and I did enjoy it.It is a deep red and violet colour. There is plenty of a blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft but the biggest impresion is how spicy it was.It was full bodied and certainly had plenty of flavours that went well with the pork
Aug 14 at 10:12am
Added Aug 13 at 4:26pmI bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in Kent [www.dickenshousewine.co.uk ].Cerons is a small appellation created in 1936,although viticulture here goes back to the Romans, for sweet white wines from three communes around the village of that name just north of the Sauternes/Barsac appellation on the west bank of the river Garronne.These communes also form a part of the Graves appellation [both red and white ] and also the Graves Superieures appellation.My bottle is from a small family concern with only a couple of acres in the Cerons appellation. It is 100% late harvest/ botrytised semillon and aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a pineapple/apricot/grapefruit style fruit and it is very sweet almost like honey or syrup. In short,this is a lovely desert wine
Aug 10 at 11:31am
Added Aug 10 at 11:31amI bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large appellation set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of yhe Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux itself. 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.Chateau Larose-Trintaudon is the largest wine estate in this appellation. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it. There is a lot of a concentrated plum,blackcurrant and licorice style fruit there and the tannins are soft although it is a well structured wine. In short this is a beautiful claret that went well with the chicken
Aug 5 at 12:44pm
Added Aug 5 at 12:34pmI bought this bottle of venerable old Burgundy from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104313 for £22.50.Vosne-Romanee is an appellation created in 1936 [ although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans ] for red wines made of the pinot noir grape from the communes of Vosne-Romanee and its neighbour Flagey-Echezeaux on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy. It is a highly prestigious appellation with 15 Premier Cru and 8 Grand Cru climats,lieu-dits or vineyards.The village of Vosne took the suffix Romanee in 1866 in honour of one of the Grand Cru vineyards.My bottle is only a village level wine from the large negociant house of Jaboulet-Vercherre. I started it last night to accompany my steak supper and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a raspberry,cherry and redcurrant style fruit there and although the tannins are fairly soft there is plenty of structure.It is smooth and easy-drinking and the drinker would not beleive this is over 30 years old
Aug 2 at 2:58pm
Added Aug 2 at 2:56pmThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Three AOC's,Blaye,Cotes de Blaye, and Premieres Cotes de Blaye [ the latter for the more prestigious properties ] were created in 1936 and they all refer to 40 communes around the town of Blaye on the east side of the Gironde estuary in the Bordeaux wine region.Since 2009 both white and red wines from this area have come under the new Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye appellation.Chateau Sauvetat-Loumer is a small property in this area but I have been unable to find out a great deal about it or the wines made there.I am presuming my bottle is a blend of mainly merlot and one or both of the two cabernets.I started it last night with my supper of lamb chops and I did enjoy it.It was certainly fresh and fruity. I would say it was a blackcurrant,plum and redcurrant style fruit but it was a tart style of fruit although the tanins were fairly soft as one would expect from a 16 year old claret.It went well with the lamb although it is not the typical right bank claret which I had expected...
Jul 31 at 7:55am
Added Jul 30 at 4:51pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/92622 for only £1 as I was the only bidder..Condrieu is a small but prestigious appellation created in 1940 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for white wines made from the viognier grape in 7 communes forming a 12 mile stretch of the west bank of the Rhone south of Cote-Rotie. Four of the communes also form part of the Saint-Joseph appellation.The vines are grown on steep south and south-west facing slopes overlooking the river. The viognier grape is believed to have originated in this area. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fried tuna and I did enjoy it. I would describe it as dry or off-dry. There is plenty of a melon and peach style fruit there and it is smooth and easy drinking. This is a lovely white wine that went well with the fish and certainly one of the best Condrieus I have tasted.
Jul 29 at 1:18pm
Added Jul 28 at 3:41pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Kent [www.dickenshousewine.co.uk ] for £12.50. I bought it because I had previously had a bottle of their special 'La Gardy ' cuvee a couple of years ago and was impressed although this is a more basic offering. It is a blend of grenache,syrah and cinsault though I do not know in what proportions.I started it last night with my supper of meat pie and I did enjoy it. There is some blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit there although the tannins were initially a little harsh, they soon mellowed. It is a well structured wine with a hint of spice about it. In short,this is a good quality wine that went well with the meal