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duncan 906's Wines
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Feb 18 at 4:56pm
Feb 17 at 4:28pm
Feb 17 at 1:36pm
Added Feb 17 at 1:36pmI bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £10.Macon is an appellation created in 1939 [although the history of viticulture in the area goes back centuries ] for red and white wines [though most are white ] from the Maconnais ie the southern part of the Burgundy region.Macon contains a number of smaller appellations such as Saint Veran,Pouilly-Fuisse and Vire-Clesse. White wines are from chardonnay and red from pinot noir and/or gamay.My bottle was produced by Terroir Maconnais but I have not been able to find out much about them but presume they are a co-operative or negociant house.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.The wine is not particularly full-bodied but there is plenty of a cherry and raspberry style fruit with soft tannins and a slightly spicy finish.It is easy drinking and a good match for the pork
Feb 12 at 7:02pm
Added Feb 12 at 7:02pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104312 for £10. On the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy 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 although my bottle is a village level wine from the family concern of Henri Germain.It is 100% chardonnay and spent a year in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish and chips. It is a dry wine with plenty of a melon and peach style fruit and some citrus acidity on the finish. There is a hint,but no more than a hint, of vanilla and butter.In short,this is a lovely chardonnay that went well with the fish.
Feb 10 at 4:32pm
Added Feb 8 at 4:20pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104384.Margaux is an appellation created in 1936,althoughj there has been viticulture here since the Romans,for red wines from 5 communes around the village of that name on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 15 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is the largest appellation on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 21 cru classe in the 1855 classification. Chateau D'Arsac is not one of them, but is a respected cru bourgeois estate. My bottle consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was aged in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of pork chop.There is a fairly intense blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with more than a suggestion of cigar box and licorice. It is a well structured wine. On the second evening the fruit was a little less intense and one notices a hint of vanilla. In short.this is a beautiful left bank claret that went well with the pork chop
Feb 5 at 5:04am
Added Feb 2 at 4:38amThis bottle was in a lot I bought on the www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85473. The Pomerol appellation was created in 1936,although winemaking here goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines from the commune of that name near the town of Libourne on the right bank of the Bordeaux region.The commune is only about 3 square miles and has only 800 hectares under vine so it is one of the Bordeaux region's smaller appellations.There are around 150 produicers,most of whom are fairly small scale and Chateau La Croix du Casse is one at only 9 hectares.The wine consists of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels. Although my bottle is well over 20 years old it had obviously been well cellared because it was in perfect condition with the level well into the neck. I started it last night with my supper of lamb chops and I really enjoyed it.There is a blackcurrant and plum style fruit with hints of coffee and vanilla. The tannins were soft and silky smooth but provided structure. In short,this is an exquisite example of what a good right bank claret should be like and it was a perfect match for the lamb chops
Added Feb 5 at 5:04amThis bottle was one half of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106076. Primitivo di Manduria is an Italian DOC created in 1974 for red wines made of the primitivo grape from the area around the town of Manduria in Apulia [part of the heel of Italy ] The primitivo grape is dark skinned and early ripening and is thought by some to have originated in ancient Greece and by others in Croatia.It is also grown in California where it is known as zinfadel.The back label of my bottle says bottled by ICQ but I have been unable to find out much about them but I suspect it is a co-operative. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken pasta bake and I did enjoy it.The wine is very dark coloured and there is plenty of a cherry,raisin and jammy style fruit but what is most noticable to the drinker is how tangy or spicy it is.It seemed well structured with soft tannins. It went well with the pasta.
Jan 31 at 3:00pm
Wild Orchid of Chile 2013
Added Jan 31 at 3:00pmI got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not know where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid.It was made by the Chilean Wine Company in that country's Central Valley in the foothills of the Andes overlooking the Pacific.It is called Wild Orchid Rose and there is a picture of a rose on the label although the wine itself is white. My research has revealed that it is made of sauvignon blanc.I started the bottle last night with my supper of fried swordfish steak.It was dry but not bone-dry and there was some melon.lychee and guava style fruit there.It went well with the fish.
Jan 29 at 5:47am
Added Jan 29 at 5:47amI got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not not know where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid.Hardy's is one of the large and well known Australian wine houses.I started the bottle last night with my supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it.There is quite an intense blackcurrant style fruit there with a spicy finish and soft but well structured tannins. This was a very nice wine that went well with the sausages but not up to the standard set by the Romanian merlot I was also given at Christmas and I drank last week.
Jan 26 at 8:15am
Added Jan 26 at 8:13amI got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not know where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid Casillero del Diablo is a brand name used by the Vina Concha y Toro company in Chile for some of their single varietal wines.The Reserva versions have been aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my super of roast pork and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with a bitter chocolate or salt and pepper kind of finish.This is a very nice wine that went well with the pork but not quite up to the standard of the better Northern Rhones