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duncan 906's Wines
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Apr 26 at 10:20am
Added Apr 26 at 9:51amI bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from a shop in London [ www.winesensations.co.uk ] The Cotes du Jura is an appellation created in 1937 for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 105 communes between Burgundy and the Swiss border,an area known as Franche-Comte. Jean Bourdy is a well established family concern operating in this area.My bottle is made up of a blend of a third each of three grapes;pinot noir.ploussard and trousseau,the latter two being grapes native to this part of France and the wine spent four years in old oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bacon,mushrooms and pasta There is plenty of a raspberry,strawberry and redcurrant style fruit and the tannins give sufficient structure without being intrusive. This is a subtle and delicate wine to be savoured sip by sip and I think it of high quality and similar to one of the better Burgundies..
Apr 23 at 4:51pm
Added Apr 19 at 2:10pmI bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £8.50. It is from the Jura region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps. The Arbois appellation was created in 1936 [although wine has been made here since at least medieval times]for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from around the small town of that name. It is the largest and most northerly of the Jura appellations Clervigny is a brand name now used by the well established Henri Maire wine house. I started my bottle last night to accompany my supper of chicken baked in bacon. My first impression was that it was not exactly full-bodied but a little pale thin and watery.However there was some nice redcurrant and raspberry style fruit and the tannins gave a little structure. In fact it was fairly delicate and subtle and went well with the chicken
Apr 22 at 4:41pm
Added Apr 22 at 4:35pmI bought this bottle of wine for £6.50 from as local supermarket.The Savoie appellation covers a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps and includes four whole departments producing mainly white wines but also some reds and sparkling wines. Some of the reds such as mine are made of the gamay grape.My bottle was made by Le Cellier Savoyard which I presume is a co-operative or negociant house although I have not been able to discover much about them.I started my bottle last night with my supper of pork chops.There is a slightly tart raspberry and redcurrant style fruit and the tannins are soft. There is a hint of spice or pepper on the finish. It was a good match for the pork.
Apr 17 at 1:44pm
Added Apr 16 at 3:50amI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106203. Macon Villages is an appellation for white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 26 communes in the Maconnais ie the area around the town of Macon in southern Burgundy My bottle comes from a small family owned concern in that area.I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes. It is a dry wine. There is plenty of a melon and peach style fruit with hints of citrus,vanilla and butter. It was a good match for the fishcakes
Apr 11 at 3:55am
Added Jun 24, 2016 at 4:07pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/97002. Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines from the slopes of the hill by the town of Tain on the east bank of the Rhone river about 40 miles south of Lyon.It is a very prestigious appellation having once been favoured by Louis XIV and the Russian tsars and takes its name from a chapel or hermitage built in 1224 by a crusader knight called Caspar de Sterimberg. My bottle is from a small family concern and is 100% old vine syrah and the gold coloured cap on the bottle indicates it is from the Bessards and Meal vineyards.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bacon and mushroom stew and I did enjoy it..There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and blackberry style fruit there with pepper,spice and smoke on the finish. The tannins are soft but perfectly structured. In short,this is a first class wine
Apr 11 at 3:54am
Added Apr 11 at 3:48amThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106044. Savigny-les-Beaune is an appellation created in 1937 [although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans ] for both red and white wines [although over 80% are red ] from the commune of that name on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. There are 22 Premier Cru vineyards but no Grand Cru. My bottle is not one of them but a village level wine from the small family producer of Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper. There is plenty of a raspberry and redcurrant style fruit and there are some tannins giving it a structured feel.This is not a particularly subtle,delicate or smooth example of a red Burgundy but it was enjoyable and went well with the steak.
Apr 9 at 6:25am
Added Jan 18 at 6:11pmThis bottle of wine 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 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 worlds great wine estates.Chateau Liversan has a long history and was one of the original Cru Bourgeois estates in 1932 which has been part of the Domaine Lapalu empire since 1995. My bottle consists of 50% merlot,49% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast wrapped in bacon and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and blueberry style fruit there and the tannins are soft but well structured although it is a little dry and austere. However it went well with the chicken.
Apr 8 at 4:19pm
Added Apr 8 at 4:10pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104037 for £19. Margaux is an appellation created in 1938,although 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,one of which is Chateau Ferriere as a third growth.At only 8 hectares it is the smallest of all the classed growths.My bottle consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,30% merlot and 5 % petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.My first impresion was how soft and smooth it was although it was also beautifully structured.There is a blackcurrant,blueberry and vanilla style fruit with a hint of cigar box or smoke.In short this is a beautiful and also delicate left bank claret.
Apr 4 at 4:09pm
Added Apr 4 at 4:04pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.com ] Cheverny is an appellation created in 1993 [although viticulture here goes back centuries] for red,rose,white and sparkling wines [though most are white ] from 24 communes between the Loire and Cher rivers south of the town of Blois.Domaine de la Desoucherie is a small family owned producer in this area.My bottle is a blend of 80% pinot noir and 20% gamay.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bacon pasta bake. My initial impresion was of how soft and smooth it was although there was good structure.There was also plenty of a cherry and raspberry style fruit. In short this is a lovely wine that would pair nicely with many foods
Apr 1 at 4:29pm
Added Apr 1 at 4:24pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104050 Bonnezeaux is a small appellation [ 110 hectares under vine ] created in 1951 for sweet botrytised white wines made of the chenin blanc grape from the commune of Thouarce about 10 miles south of the town of Angers in the Loire valley.It is part of the larger Coteaux du Layon appellation.I have not been able to find out much about Domaine du Moulin de Beauregard.I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It was certainly sweet almost like honey or syrup.There was plenty of a pineapple or apricot style fruit with some citrus especially on the finish.It went well with the cheese