duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • yesterday at 3:20am

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  • May 27 at 6:13pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 27 at 6:13pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a stand at the London France Show back in January and I recall paying around a tenner for it. The Touraine appellation was created in 1939 [although viticulture here goes back to at least thge 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 but more prestigious appellations such as Chinon and Vouvray.My bottle was made at the family concern of Domaine de la Grange from a blend of cabernet franc and malbec [ a variety called 'cot' in this area.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.The wine is a deep red and violet colour.There is plenty of a lovely raspberry and,redcurrant style fruit and some soft tannins with a hint of spice and methol. It went well with the chicken.

  • May 24 at 5:37am

    Previously available for $14.51



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 24 at 5:34am
    I bought this bottle of wine from a Stand at the London France Show back in January that was selling Loire valley wines [ www.amandaswines.co.uk ] and I paid around a tenner for it. Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil is an appellation created in1937,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red and rose wines from the single commune around the village of Bourgueil. This is located on the north bank of the Loire river between Tours and Saumur. The larger appellation of Bourgueil covers seven communes around the same village.My bottle comes from the family owned concern of Gaetan Bruneau and consists of 100% cabernet franc from old vines. .I started my bottle last night with my supper of turkey breast and bacon and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of an almost tart raspberry style fruit there with some soft tannins that give the perfect structure. It is a lovely wine that went well with the food.

  • May 20 at 6:08pm

    Previously available for $14.44



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 20 at 6:08pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a stand at the London France Show back in January that was selling Loire valley wines [www.amandaswines.co.uk] and I paid around a tenner for it.Touraine Mesland is a sub-appellation within the larger Touraine appellation for red,white and rose wines from six communes around the village of Mesland.This is located on the north bank of the Loire river about halfway between the towns of Amboise and Blois.My bottle was made by Domaine Les Vaucorneilles and is a blend of a third each cabernet franc,gamay and malbec [called cot in this area ].It is not oaked. I started my bottle last night with my bacon pasta bake and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly intense blackcurrant,blackberry and licorice style fruit with more than a hint of pepper or spice on the finish. It was full bodied but fairly tannic to the extent that it was a better wine today after spending the night open on the table.

  • May 17 at 1:44am

    Previously available for $26.18



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 17 at 1:42am
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Nptting Hill [ www.oddbins.com ] Pouilly-Fuisse is an appellation created in 1936 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for white wines made with the chardonnay grape from four communes around the village of Fuisse. This is located about five miles south-west of the town of Macon on the Cote de Maconnais in southern Burgundy. Domaine Guerrin is a family concern in this area. Their Vieille Vignes cuvee is made from vines over 40 years old grown on plots in the Vergisson commune vinified and aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my fish supper and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a melon and peach style fruit there and also a suggestion of vanilla and butter. In short,this is a lovely chardonnay.

  • May 11 at 4:54pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 11 at 4:53pm
    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406. Margaux is an appellation created in 1936,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. Chateau Saint-Marc is not one of them but a small family concern.It consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my roast pork supper and I did enjoy it.There is some blackcurrant,plum and bl;ueberry style fruit there and the tannins are soft making for a very smooth wine but I thought it just a little bland.However it was a nice wine that went well with the pork.

  • May 8 at 6:53pm

    Previously available for $75.04



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Mar 16, 2014 at 8:04pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/55353 for £10.50.Margaux is the largest AOC in the Medoc peninsular and the home of 21 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification.Chateau Marquis D'Alesme Becker [ www.chateau-marquis-dalesme.fr ] was a third growth in that classification. The property is one of the oldest in the Medoc,the vineyards were laid out by the Marquis D'Alesme in 1585, and the first record of the property is in 1616, In the 19th century it was owned by a Dutchman Jan Bekker Teerlink who added his middle name to the name of the chateau.The 20th century saw a series of owners including the Zuger family and it was then bought by the Perrodo family in 2006 who have instigated a programme of improvements..There are 15 hectares under vine on three plots and the average vine is 40 years old. The wine consists of 65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% petit verdot and spends 18 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I enjoyed it. There is plenty of a blackcurrant or plum style fruit there and the tannins were soft and mellow.In short this was a quality wine at a value for money price I must confess that I do not get to drink too many classed growths but I did like this one

  • Previously available for $69.95



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jul 10, 2014 at 2:36pm
    I bought this bottle of wine a while ago from a wine merchant in Sussex and I think I paid around £10 for it. Margaux is the largest AOC on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 21 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification. My bottle is not one of them but a negociant wine from the House of Ginestet. but I have been unable to find out much detail about it such as the cepagement though it is obviously a blend of merlot and one or both of the cabernets. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins are soft but hold things together nicely. Overall, I would say this was a good bottle of wine.

  • May 8 at 6:52pm

    Previously available for $16.57



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Aug 21, 2014 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 21 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.

  • May 8 at 6:51pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jul 19, 2015 at 4:32pm
    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80826.Margaux is the largest appellation on the Medoc peninsular and a very prestigious one with 21 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification.Chateau Tayac is not one of them but is a respected cru bourgeois estate. Clos Laborie is a separate 2 hectare domaine also owned by the Portet family and the grapes are vinified and bottled separately.The wine consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and spends a year in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast in bacon and I did enjoy it.There is certainly some blackcurrant and cherry style fruit and there is also more than a hint of cigar smoke.Initially it was fairly tannic but had softened off after a couple of hours. In short this is a nice wine

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