duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • Oct 20 at 5:37pm

    Previously available for $16.38



  • Oct 20 at 4:30pm

    Previously available for $10.48



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Oct 20 at 4:02pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £8.Valencay is an appellation created in 2004,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,rose and white wines from 15 communes south of the River Cher around the small town of that name about 50 miles east of the City of Tours. My bottle is made of the cabernet franc grape by the negociant house of Famille Bougrier.I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked turkey thigh.My impresion was that this is a fresh and fruity wine [think blackcurrant,plum and red fruits] that was well structured with soft tannins.In short it was very nice and a good accompaniment to the turkey thighs.

  • Oct 20 at 3:50pm

    Previously available for $13.26



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Oct 18 at 6:12pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a local wineshop [www.boroughwines.co.uk ] for £10.It is from the Muscadet Sevre et Maine appellation.This was created in 1936[although there has been vitioculture here for centuries] for white wines made of the melon de bourgogne grape from 23 communes south-east of the City of Nantes.The melon grape was brought here in the early 18th century by Dutch traders from Burgundy.It is no longer used in Burgundy.The names Sevre and Maine refer to two rivers which flow through the appellation and the words 'sur lie' refers to the fact that the wine is left on its lees to mature..I started my bottle last night with my crab salad supper.It is a bone dry wine. There is some pineapple,apricoty and apple style fruit and there is also a lot of citrus flavour and a distinct 'zing' on the lips. In short,it was an enjoyable wine that went well with the crab

  • Oct 16 at 2:37pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Oct 16 at 2:37pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine for £10-50 on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119755.Moulis is a small appellation created in 1938 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries] for red wines from the commune of that name located about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from the small family concern of Chateau Haut-Franquet and consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,345% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken thighs in bacon. There is some bramble,blackcurtrant and licorice style fruit with a hint of spice. I do not think it overtannic but it was certainly reserved and structured almost to the point of being austere.I have seen another review of this wine where it is described as 'leathery',not a word often used to describe a wine but one that is apt in this case.On the second evening it was a better bottle of wine as I could taste more of the fruit. Anyway it was a good accompaniment to my chicken thighs dish

  • Oct 8 at 4:34pm

    Previously available for $22.21



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Oct 8 at 4:34pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop near London's Liverpool Street railway station [www.danddwineshop.com].The Givry appellation was created in 1946,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red and white wines [though 80% are red] from three communes around the village of that name on the Cotes Chalonaise in southern Burgundy.There are no grand cru vineyards but 27 premier cru but my bottle is only a village level wine from the small family concern of Domaine Parize.Their 'Vieilles Vignes' cuvee is not aged in oak barrels but stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.It is a fairly full bodied wine. There is plenty of a fresh blackcurrant,cherry and bramble style fruit with soft but structured tannins. In short this was a lovely bottle of Burgundy that went well with the steak.

  • Oct 4 at 5:03pm
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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Oct 4 at 4:48pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/11944 for £10. The Cotes de Francs appellation in Bordeaux was created in 1967 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century for both red and white wines [although most are red ] from the three communes of Francs [after which the appellation is named],Tayac and Saint Cibard located about 7 miles north-east of Saint-Emilion.It is one of the smaller Bordeaux appellations with only 500 hectares under vine and in 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.Chateau Puygueraud is one of several Bordeax estates owned and run by the Thienpont family.The 2005 vintage consists of 70% merlot,25% cabernet franc and 5% malbec and spent 16 months being aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops.There is plenty of a cherry,plum and blackcurrant style fruit with a hint of vanilla and spice on the finish. There were soft tannins and beautiful structure. In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be like and it is from a 'petit chateau' in a less fashionable appellation.

  • Oct 1 at 1:55pm

    Previously available for $16.05



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Oct 1 at 1:54pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a local shop [www.boroughwines.co.uk] for £12. Saint Veran is an appellation created in 1931, although viticulture has been carried out in the area since at least the Romans, for white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 8 communes in the southern part of the Maconais region of Burgundy. Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais blanc.My bottle is from the small family concern of Domaine Thomas and is made from a parcel of old vines and aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of cold chicken and salad.It is a dry wine with some melon,peach and sour pear style fruit and a suggestion of citrus especially on the finish but not even a hint. of vanilla or butter. In short it was fairly mineral as opposed to fruity but a good accompaniment to the salad.

  • Oct 1 at 1:39pm

    Previously available for $0.00



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Sep 26 at 4:34pm
    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/123513. Julienas is an appellation created in 1938 for red wines from around the village of that name in the north of the Beaujolais region some 8 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the 'cru' Beaujolais appellations.Julienas is named after Julius Ceasar and viticulture here goes back at least 2000 years.Like all Beaujolais it is made from the gamay grape,a cross between pinot noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans.'Les Capitans' refers to an area within Julienas around a 19th century mansion where a number of growers have holdingsThe label on my bottle says 'bottled by S.A.N.B. of Corcelles'. I do not know who S.A.N.B. are or were but I can only presume a co-operative or negociant house.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken. There is plenty of a raspberry and cherry style fruit there with very soft tannins and not much in the way of body. However it was a good accompaniment to the chicken.

  • Sep 26 at 5:05am

    Previously available for $8.09



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Sep 21 at 5:39pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5. Brouilly is the largest [covering six communes] and most southerly of the cru Beaujolais appellations and is named after the extinct volcano of Mont Broilly on whose lower slopes the vines are planted. The smaller sister appellation of Cotes de Brouilly refers to the higher slopes.My bottle comes from the Cave du Chateau des Loges co-operative group.I started my bottle last night with my supper of turkey breast and as the name of the cuvee suggests there is certainly plenty of fruit. It is a blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with soft tannins although it is a full-bodied and well structured wine. In short,this is a lovely wine that would match many foods and was good value for money.

  • Sep 18 at 4:24pm

    Previously available for $14.74



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Sep 18 at 4:24pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/121809 for only £1 as I was the only bidder [although I did also pay a £10 delivery charge] Fleurie is a small appellation for red wines from the commune of that name some 12 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the Cru beaujolais and like all red Beaujolais is made from the gamay grape,a cross between pinot noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans. Some beleive that Fleurie gets its name from a Roman soldier called Florus.My bottle is from the small family concern of Domaine Metrat who have a holding in the 'La Roilette'vineyard [named after a previous owner's racehorse] where the vines are 60 years old.I started my bottle the other evening with a supper of chicken peices. There is some blackberry and bramble style fruit but my overriding impresion was how tannic it was in spite of being over 15 years old.In short I was a little disappointed and glad I only paid £1.

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