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duncan 906's Wines
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Mar 22 at 5:58pm
Added Mar 22 at 5:41pmI bought this bottle of wine from a stand at the 2017 London France Show [www.amandaswines.co.uk ] for £10. The Touraine appellation was created in 1939 [although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines produced in 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley. It is an umbrella appellation because it includes a number of smaller appellations such as Chinon and Vouvray. Domaine du Prieure is a small family owned concern located south of the Loire near Chateau Chaumont about halfway between Amboise and Blois.My bottle is 100% gamay and was aged in stainless steel tanks rather than oak barrels.I stasrted my bottle last night with my supper of chicken kiev.My first impresion was that it was full-bodied and full of fresh fruits [think blackberry and blackcurrant ] There was a suggestion of licorice and also spice on the finish. It was well structured with soft tannins.It was a lovely wine that went well with the food.
Mar 15 at 5:02am
Added Mar 15 at 5:02amI bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104446 for £16.50. Pouilly-Fume is an appellation created in 1937 [although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans ] for white wines made of the sauvignon blanc grape from seven communes on the east bank of the upper Loire valley around the village of Pouilly-sur-Loire.Chateau de Tracey is a family owned producer in this areas.I started one bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes.It is a dry white wine. There is plenty of an elderflower and ,pear style fruit there with some citrus or gooseberry particularly on the finish.There was no hint of smoke that some Pouilly-Fumes have and what gives the appellation its name However, it was a good accompaniment to the fish cakes
Mar 13 at 4:49am
Added Oct 19, 2013 at 2:45pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/38072 for£36 for two bottles.Pomerol is a commune in the Gironde Department close to the town of Libourne.It is one of the smaller AOC in Bordeaux at only 2000 acres.The 'satelite'appellation of Lalande de Pomerol is larger but a lot less prestigious.The grapes for Haut-Ferrand come from an amalgamation of several plots aquired by Chateau Ferrand since 1970 and it is not a second wine.It consists of 65% merlot and 35% cabernet franc and is aged for 18 months in oak barrels.I enjoyed my bottle last night as an accompaniment to my dinner of lamb chops.There is plenty of blackberry,liquorice,blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins were fairly soft although this is a well structured wine.
Added Dec 2, 2013 at 5:58amThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42890.Pomerol is a commune in the Gironde Department close to the town of Libourne.It is one of the smaller AOC in Bordeaux at only 2000 acres.The 'satelite' appellation of Lalande de Pomerol is larger but less prestigious.Chateau La Rose Figeac is a small property [4 hectares under vine] owned by the Despagne family who also own other properties in Bordeaux.The wine consists of 90%merlot and 5% each of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.The vines are 30 years old and now grown organically and the wine spends time in oak barrels.I started my first bottle last night with my Sunday dinner of roast lamb and courgettes and I enjoyed it very much.There is some lovely blackcurrant and plums style fruit there and the tannins are soft and unobtrusive.This is definitely a quality bottle which deserves high marks
Mar 12 at 5:43am
Mar 12 at 5:32am
Added Mar 12 at 5:32amThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104384.Haut-Medoc is an appellation set up in 1936 for red wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux itself.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 Ramage la Batisse is a Cru Bourgeois estate close to the border with Pauillac.My bottle consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and spent 16 months in oak barrels. I started the bnottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.In spite of being over 20 years old my first impresion was how fresh and fruity it was,There is a blackcurrant,plum and blackberry style fruit with a hint of licorice or cigar box on the finish.The tannins were soft but there was barely enough structure to hold it together.To be fair this might have been just a little past its peak drinking window but it was enjoyable and a good match for the chicken
Mar 8 at 6:00pm
Added Mar 8 at 6:00pmI bought this bottle of wine from the Groubier Pere et Fils stand at the 2017 London France Show.They described themselves as 'caviste et viticulteur' but I have not discovered much other information about them.Coteaux Bourguignons is an appellation created in 2011 for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 4 departments covering the whole of the Burgundy and Beaujolais regions.It will eventually replace the general Bourgogne appellation.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.There is a fairly tart cherry and raspberry style fruit there and it is fairly tannic for a Burgundy.Soft,delicate and subtle this is not although it had mellowed a little bit on the second evening.Perhaps it needed a bit more bottle age but I have had far better from the Burgundy region..
Mar 4 at 7:00am
Added Mar 4 at 7:00amI bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a wine merchant in Sussex.The Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux appellation was created in 1937,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,white and rose wines from four communes around the medieval fortified village of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.The village is named after an early Christian martyr and is located 20 miles east of Saint-Emilion at the very eastern edge of the Bordeaux wine region.Chateau Carbonneau is a well established family concern and their 'La Verriere' cuvee is their top red wine,a blend of 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc aged for a year in new oak barrels..I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb.It is a full-bodied wine and there is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit with a hint of cigar box and vanilla. It is soft and smooth and yet well structured. In short,this is a first class claret from a 'petit chateau' in one of the smaller and less fashionable appellations
Mar 4 at 6:40am
Added Mar 1 at 4:26pmI bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a stand at last month's London France Show. The Coteaux du Lyonnais is an appellation created in 1984,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,white and rose wines [but 75% are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the City of Lyon and the foothills of the Massif Central to the west.Henri de Villars is a wine merchant/negociant based in Nuits St Georges but I have been unable to find out much about him. I started the bottle last night with my supper of fried fish. It is a dry wine with some melon and peach style fruit and some citrus particularly on the finish. There is a hint,but no more than a hint,of vanilla and butter,and my overall impresion is that this is a very restrained wine. It was a good match for the fish.
Mar 3 at 5:40pm
Added Feb 25 at 5:25pmI bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a stand at last month's London France Show. The Coteaux du Lyonnais is an appellation created in 1984,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red white and rose wines [but 75% are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the City of Lyon and the foothills of the Massif Central to the west.Henri de Villars is a wine merchant/negociant based in Nuits St Georges but I have not been able to find out a great deal about him.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken thighs cooked in bacon.The wine is a dark red colour and it is very full-bodied.There is plenty of a concentrated blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and there is some suggestion of spice or pepper especially on the finish.The tannins are soft but give lots of structure. In short this is a first class example of a good gamay that went well with the chicken.I am not the only one with a high opinion of this wine because it got a gold medal at the Paris Concours General Agricole