duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • Aug 29 at 4:50pm
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    Average Price: $99.99



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 29 at 4:50pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/53910 for £25. Gevrey-Chambertin is an AOC created in 1936.although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans. The AOC is for red wines only made of pinot noir from the commune of the same name and the neighbouring commune of Brochon on the Cotes de Nuit in Burgundy. There are 9 Grand Cru vineyards and 26 Premier Cru although most of Alain Burguet's 8 hectare domaine is of village level. The 'Mes Favorites ' cuvee is made from parcels of old vines averaging 70 years old. I started the first bottle the other night to accompany my steak and I did enjoy it There is plenty of a concentrated liquorice like raspberry, blackberry and cherry style fruit there, there are some nice structured tannins, and it is fairly easy-drinking. In short this is a lovely wine

  • Aug 23 at 4:42pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 23 at 4:42pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57599 for £16.Saint Emilion is a prestigious appellation on the right bank in the Bordeaux region.Chateau Ferrand-Lartigue is a small [ 5 hectare ] estate funded by a Pierre Ferrand in 1993 although he sold out to the Vitis Vintage group,who also own other Bordeaux properties. The wine consists of 80% merlot and 10% each of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, a typical right bank blend, and spends time in oak barrels. I opened my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops and I did enjoy it. There is a blackcurrant, plum and cherry style fruit there and some well-structured tannins. It had softened up a lot this evening after spending 24 hours open on the table and I thought it a better wine. Perhaps I should have opened it a couple of hours before I decided to cook my lamb chops. Overall though I thought it a good quality wine

  • Aug 21 at 5:48pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 21 at 5:33pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/58460 .Margaux is the largest AOC on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 18 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification although Chateau Tayac is not one of them but a Cru Bourgeois estate. There are 37 hectares and it has been owned by the Portet family for several generations. Cuvee Larauza is not the Grande Vin but a special cuvee but I have not been able to find out the exact cepagement. Anyway I started it last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it. There is a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins are fairly soft but perhaps too soft to give sufficient structure. There are better Margauxs but possibly not for a mere £10 although it was a reasonable quality red wine.

  • Aug 18 at 6:09pm

    Previously available for $15.92



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Mar 2, 2012 at 2:19pm
    I bought this wine last weekend for ten pounds when I visited a gentleman in Sussex who usually sells wine he has obtained from house clearances on the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.Le Vivier du Paveil is the second wine of the large and well known Cru Bourgeois Chateau Paveil de Luze [ www.chateaupaveildeluze.com ].The vineyards go back to at least the 17th Century but the place was bought by a Baron de Luze in 1862 whose descendants still own and run it.My research has revealed that the wines are made up of 70%cabernet sauvignon,25%merlot and 5%cabernet franc.My bottle had obviously been well cellared because the fill was well into the neck,there was a sediment stain on the inside of one side of the bottle and the bottom of the cork was saturated with wine.I started drinking it last.night with my supper of beef stew and my first impresion was how fruity and fresh it tasted and how drinkable it was..The tannins were soft and it was not dry at all.It is a quality wine that did not show its age at all.

  • Aug 17 at 4:59pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 17 at 4:59pm
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  • Aug 16 at 4:02pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 16 at 3:52pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [ www.thesampler.com] for £10. Alsace is an AOC producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border. Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine. AOC rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'Flute d'Alsace' .This is the only French AOC where the grape type has to appear on the bottle. Chasselas is one of the lesser known varieties grown in Alsace but it is also grown in Switzerland where it is believed to have originated. Anne de Laweis was a lady who lived in Alsace in the 16th century whose name is now used by the Cave Kientzheim-Kaysersberg co-operative. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and I did enjoy it. It was not particulary fruity but I suppose there are notes of apple, it was not particulary acidic or tannic and really a little bland but fairly drinkable.and pleasant.

  • Aug 6 at 5:55pm

    Previously available for $24.99



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 7, 2012 at 6:08pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/25692 for £15.50.It is from a single vineyard in the Gigondas appellation in the southern Rhone valley which has been owned by the Daniel family since 1753.It is made from the usual southern Rhone grape varieties of 60% grenache 30% syrah and 10% mourverde and it has been aged in oak for 12 months .I took it with me when my sister invited me to dinner and I have to say it is a superb wine.The tannins are fairly soft and there is plenty of blackberry-like fruit there.The other two adjectives I would use are restrained and structured.This is definitely a quality product

  • Aug 5 at 1:28pm
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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 5 at 1:28pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57556 for £20.Gigondas is an AOC created in 1971 [although wine production goes back to before the Romans] for red and rose wines around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley. Domaine du Pesquier has been owned by the Boutiere family for four generations and consists of 24 hectares spread across the four appellations of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cotes du Rhone and Vin de Pays de Vaucluse. There are 17 hectares in Gigondas spread over several holdings. The wine consists of 75% Grenache, 20% syrah and 5% mourverde and spends time in oak barrels.I started a bottle this evening with my supper of chicken breast and I did enjoy it. There is some nice blackcurrant ,blackberry or cherry style fruit there and the tannins are just spot on giving it a reserved and structured taste. This is one of the better southern Rhones I have had so I have given it high marks.

  • Aug 4 at 3:43pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 4 at 3:43pm
    I attended a wedding at the weekend where this wine was served with the meal. It is an AOC Bordeaux from the negociant house of Calvet but I have been unable to find out much more about it. There was some blackcurrant and plum style fruit there but it was fairly tannic so perhaps it could do with some more bottle age. It is far from being one of the better wines I have tasted and nothing to write home about so I have given it only two and a half points.

  • Jul 30 at 3:55pm

    Previously available for $20.33



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jul 30 at 3:53pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk ].AOC status was granted in 1947 [although wine production here goes back to before the Romans and indeed,in the 16th century the term 'Cotes du Rhone' originated here ] for red, white and rose wines produced in four communes around the village of Lirac on the west bank of the Rhone opposite Chateauneuf-du-pape on the east.There is a distinctive coat of arms and the name 'Lirac' engraved on every bottle.Domaine Maby is a family concern with a total of 60 hectares making a range of red,white and rose wines across the three appellations of Lirac,Tavel and Cotes du Rhone. This cuvee of Lirac consists of 56% Grenache,30% mourverde and 14% syrah.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken stew and I did enjoy it.There is some intense licorice,cherry and blackcurrant fruit there but I thought it a little bit too tannic so perhaps it would have been better with a couple more years bottle-age.The well-known wine critic Robert Parker gave this 88 of his points

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