duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • Jan 13 at 5:32pm

    Previously available for $23.88



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jan 13 at 5:32pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the new website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £35. Sauternes is an appellation created in 1936[although viticulture in this area goes back centuries] for sweet white wines produced in five communes around the village of that name close to the town of Langon on the west bank of the Garonne river about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux.One of the five communes is Barsac and that has its own appellation for sweet white wines also created in 1936. Therefore every Barsac wine can be called a Sauternes but not every Sauternes can be called a Barsac.My bottles come from a well-established family estate and are labelled as 'Grand Vin de Sauternes' but also as an appellation Barsac.The wine consists of 80% semillon.15% sauvignon blanc andf 5% muscadelle and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with a supper of bread and cheese. It is certainly sweet but not quite as sweet as some other Sauternes I have had and there is a pineapple and apricot style fruit with just a hint of citrus on the finish.I enjoyed it and it was a good accompaniment to the cheese.

  • Jan 9 at 4:53pm

    Previously available for $19.90



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jan 9 at 4:53pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124503 for £15.Pauillac is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines from the commune of Pauillac and a few clearly marked parcels outside it.Pauillac is located on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 25 miles north of the City of Bordeaux and is one of the Bordeaux region's more prestigious appellations with a total of 18 classed growths,including three first growths,in the famous 1855 classification of the Medoc.Chateau Bellegrave is not one of them however but a small [8 hectares under vine] Cru Bourgeois estate.My bottle consists of 62% cabernet sauvignon,31% merlot and 7% cabernet franc and spent a year in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast There is some blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble style fruit but the main impresion is of suggestions of coffee or smoke.The tannins are soft but provide excellent structure.In short,this is a lovely bottle of wine by any standards,and I am not the only one to think so because the 2002 vintage got a silver medal at the Concours General Agricole Paris in 2004.

  • Jan 6 at 2:28pm

    Previously available for $16.59



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jan 6 at 2:28pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from www.cadmanfinewines.co.uk.It is from the general Burgundy appellation made by the small but well established family concern of Dufouleur Freres using grapes sourced from five seperate parcels I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.There is plenty of a strawberry,raspberry and cranberry style fruit with soft and well structured tannins.This is a soft,delicate and subtle wine that went very well with the steak.

  • Jan 3 at 5:29pm

    Previously available for $13.27



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jan 3 at 5:29pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119446. Fronsac is an appellation created in 1936 for red and rose wines from 7 communes around the village of that name west of the town of Libourne and north of the Dorgogne river.[Canon-Fronsac is a sub-appellation created in 1964 for two of those communes] My bottle comes from a large and well-known producer in this area.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a hint of blueberry. The tannins are a liitle bit stronger than I expected but it was still a good example of a right bank claret and it was a good match for the lamb

  • Dec 30, 2017 at 4:57pm

    Previously available for $1.33



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Dec 30, 2017 at 4:55pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for a mere £1 from a new website called www.cellartrade.co.uk.The area around the small town of Limoux [about 15 miles south of Carcassonne] has a history of sparkling wine making that goes back to the 16th century and predates Champagne. The Cremant de Limoux appellation was created in 1990 for sparkling wines made of at least 90% chardonnay although pinot noir,chenin blanc and mauzac are also allowed in a blend. My bottle is very old-fashioned,quite heavy and the label says made by Divinaude although I have not been able to find out much about them. I presume it to be a negociant house or co-operative.I served the bottle yesterday when a friend came round for a post Christmas lunch of smoked mackerel salad.It is certainly a sparkling wine as there were lots and lots of tiny bubbles and it is a dry wine although not bone-dry.There is a kind of sour apple style fruit. I thought it very nice,a good match for the lunch and £1 well spent.

  • Dec 28, 2017 at 4:41pm

    Previously available for $1.33



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Dec 28, 2017 at 4:17pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/111799 for only £1 although I also had to pay a delivery charge.The Minervois appellation was created in 1985,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red,rose and white wines from 61 communes at the western end of the Languedoc region between Carcassonne and Narbonne.In 1998 6 of those communes around the village of La Liviniere got a separate appellation for red wines only of a higher quality.L'Oustal Blanc is a small producer in this area.My bottle consists of 60% grenache and 40% syrah and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chiken kiev.There is plenty of a blackberry,bramble and plum style fruit with some well structured tannins.In short this is a nice wine that went well with the chicken kiev.

  • Dec 19, 2017 at 6:53pm

    Previously available for $13.27



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Dec 19, 2017 at 6:53pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] for £10. Malepere is an appellation created in 2007[although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans] for red and rose wines made of at least 50% merlot[a wide range of other grapes both Bordeaux and Rhone are also allowed] ,from 31 communes around the Malepere mountain range south of Carcassonne at the western end of the Languedoc region.Production is dominated by co-operatives but my bottle is from the small family owned producer of Domaine Girard. It consists of 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc and was aged in stainless steel tanks.I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast.My initial impression was how astringent and tannic it was but it slowly mellowed and about two hours after opening it had been transformed.Then I was able to taste the blackcurrant,plum and bramble style fruit and appreciate what was not a bad wine at all that was a good accompaniment to the chicken breasts.

  • Dec 15, 2017 at 6:31pm

    Previously available for $9.95



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Dec 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £7.50. Saint-Chinian is an appellation created in 1982 for red and rose wines[and extended to white wines in 2005 although 85% are red] from 20 communes around the village of that name on the southern slopes of the Massif Central about 20 miles inland from Beziers in Languedoc. My bottle is from the Cave des Vignerons de Saint-Chinian co-operative group and consists of 65% grenache and 35% syrah aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.It is a dark and full-bodied wine with plenty of a blackberry and blackcurrant style fruit and some smooth and soft tannins but barely sufficient structure.I am not the only one to like this wine because it has won a number of awards including a silver medal at the Decanter magazine World Wine Awards in 2016

  • Dec 12, 2017 at 7:11am

    Previously available for $24.49



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Dec 12, 2017 at 7:11am
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/123067 for £9.Montalcino is an Italian DOC created in 1984,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines made of the sangiovese grape from the area around the town of Brunello in Tuscany [the same area as for the Brunello di Montalcino but only needing 6 months as opposed to 2 years in oak]. I served my bottle at a dinner party I hosted at the weekend as the main course was an Italian pasta dish. It is a dark and full-bodied wine with some fairly tart blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble style fruit. It is noticably dry with a spicy finish. I liked it and it was a good match for the pasta.

  • Dec 12, 2017 at 4:31am

    Previously available for $13.27



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Dec 9, 2017 at 4:17pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £10.APouilly-Loche is an appellation created in 1940[although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans] for white wines only made of the chardonnay grape from the commune of Loche on the Cotes Maconnais in southern Burgundy.It is located next to Pouilly-Fuisse and Pouilly-Vinzelles about 2 miles south-west of the town of Macon.I have not been able to discover much about Henri Larue although the label says'bottled by Emb 71583 pour Henri Larue - Beaune' nor about Emb71583,but I can only presume it is some sort of negociant house or else a brand name.I started the bottle last night with my fish and chips.There is some melon style fruit and a little citrus on the finish but I have had fruitier wines.There is no suggestion of vanilla or butter so this is probably an unoaked wine.I would say this is a bland or mineral white wine but it was a match for the fish and chips.

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