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Jan 13 at 6:06pm
Added Nov 7, 2016 at 3:30pmI bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10. It is from the Pessac-Leognan appellation which was created in 1987 out of what had been the northern part of the Graves appellation.and is very close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux. My bottle comes from Chateau Poumey,a small property that is part of the Bernard Magrey empire. It consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and is aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it.There is certainly ample fresh blackcurrant and blueberry style fruit there and there are some well structured tannins holding it together In short,this is a lovely claret from a 'petit chateau'.that would be a superb accompaniment to a meal.
Jan 13 at 6:04pm
Added Nov 10, 2016 at 4:06pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/102348 for £30.In Burgundy,on the Cotes de Beaune,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.My bottle is a village level wine from the family concern of Carillon.I started it last night with my supper of fish cakes and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a melon and peach style fruit with some citrus acidity but also suggestions of sour apple,almond,vanilla and butter.. In short.this is an exquisite chardonnay with plenty of flavours.
Jan 13 at 7:49amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $23.39
Added Jan 14 at 1:36pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106044. Chorey-les-Beaune is an appellation created in 1970 for red and white wines from the commune of that name in Burgundy. Chorey-les-Beaune is located about 3 miles north-east of the town of Beaune on the lower slopes of the Cotes de Beaune in the valley of the Saone.There are no premier or grand cru vineyards in the appellation.My bottle comes from the small family concern of Domaine Maillard,is 100% pinot noir and aged in oak barrels for 18 months..I started the bottle last night with my steak supper..I thought it fairly full-bodied for a Burgundy wine. There is plenty of a cherry style fruit and the tannins are noticeable but make it a well structured wine.This is not a particularly subtle and delicate Burgundy but more rustic. However,I enjoyed it and it went well with my steak.
Jan 9 at 2:55pm
Added Jan 9 at 2:55pmI bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £6.50. It is from the Saint Georges Saint Emilion appellation,an appellation created in 1936 for red wines from around the hamlet of that name in the commune of Montagne. It is the smallest of the four 'satelite' Saint Emilion appellations. My bottle is a second wine produced by Vignobles Boidron at Chateau Corbin Michotte and is named after the bees that live on the estate.It consists of 80% merlot,10% cabernet franc,9% cabernet sauvignon and 1% malbec and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackberry and bramble style fruit there and there is also a hint of vanilla. This is a full bodied and well structured wine but I thought it a little overtannic. It would probably be a better wine with a few more years of bottle age. However, it was a good accompaniment to the lamb
Jan 6 at 2:54pm
Added Jan 6 at 2:54pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Hamstead [www.oddbins.com ] for £8.50.It was made by Jean-Luc Colombo, a vineyard owner and negociant operating in the Rhone valley. It consists of 80% clairette and 20% roussanne and was named in honour of the Le Vent wind that sometimes blows in the Rhone valley.I started the bottle last night with my fish and chip supper and I did enjoy it.It is a bone dry wine but very fresh tasting.There is some sour apple kind of fruit there but the dominant impression was of citrus acidity.It went well with ther fish.
Jan 3 at 2:46pm
Added Jan 3 at 2:46pmI bought this bottle of wine for £13.50 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/105772. Gigondas is an appellation created in 1971,although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans,for red and rose wines from around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley.My bottle of red Gigondas comes from a well known and ancient estate and consists of 80% grenache with the rest being syrah,mourverde and cinsault.The vines averaged at 60 years old and the wine was aged in oak barrels.2006 was the last year the estate only produced one cuvee of red Gigondas for in subsequent years there were two.I started my bottle last night with my pork chop and I did enjoy it.There is some concentrated blackcurrant,bramble and licorice style fruit with a hint of spice and it is well structured and reserved although I thought it a l;ittle overtannic.However it was a good accompaniment to the pork chop.
Jan 3 at 2:32pm
Added Nov 21, 2014 at 12:13pmI bought this bottle of wine for £8 on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/61048.Gigondas is an AOC created in 1971 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for red and rose wines around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley.Domaine de Boissan is a large and well-established business spread over several southern Rhone appellations including 13 hectares in Gigondas.Their 'Vielles Vignes ' cuvee consists of 80% grenache and 20% syrah and is aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my roast pork supper and I did enjoy it. There is some blackcurrant and blackberry fruit there and the tannins are soft.It is an easy drinking wine although I feel it was a little past its peak but still a quality product
Dec 28, 2016 at 4:25pm
Added Dec 28, 2016 at 4:25pmI bought 5 bottles of this for £18 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/67171. It is a sparkling wine made of a 50/50 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay from the Alamos winery in Mendoza Argentina.My family opened a bottle on Christmas morning and we did enjoy it. It was very sparkling with lots of small bubbles and there was a kind of melon style fruit there but it was absolutely bone-dry.In short,it was the ideal aperitif on Christmas day.
Dec 23, 2016 at 5:32pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $12.78
Added Dec 21, 2016 at 3:33amI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.Yapp.co.uk] for £11. The Cotes de Vivarais is a Southern Rhone appellation for red and white wines [over 80% are red ] from 14 communes on the west bank of the Rhone river south of the town of Montelimar.The appellation was created in 1999 although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.Production is dominated by the Vignerons Ardechois co-operative group who made my bottle. It is a blend of syrah and grenache though I do not know in what proportions. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a cranberry,redcurrant and cherry style fruit there and the tannins,though soft,give just enough structure to hold it together.There is a suggestion of pepper or spice especially on the finish.In short.this is a lovely wine that went well with the chicken
Dec 16, 2016 at 12:58pm
Added Dec 15, 2016 at 5:13pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104155 for £6.Chateauneuf du Pape was one of the first AOC's set up when that system was created in the early 30's.It is located in the Avignon/Orange area of the southern Rhone valley where it is the most prestigious appellation.Chateauneuf du Pape roughly translates as 'the Pope's new palace ' because in the 14th century Pope John 22nd built himself a new home [now derelict but a tourist attraction] and also took a great interest in the viticulture of the area. My bottle was bottled for Armand Dartois by U.V.C.D.R. a co-operative group better known as Cellier des Dauphins.[ I have been unable to find out who Armand Dartois is ] I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken kiev and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly tart cherry and redcurrant style fruit and in spite of being 25 years old it was fairly tannic.It was a better wine this evening after spending 24 hours open on the table.In short,I have had better wines from the southern Rhone but for £6 I cannot complain