duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • Jun 23 at 3:40pm
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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 22 at 3:48pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in north London [www.theatreofwine.com] for £13.Marcillac is an appellation for red and rose wines created in 1990 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries ] made of at least 80% mansois [sometimes called fer servadou or braucol ] from 11 communes north-west of the small town of Rodez [about 70 miles north-east of the City of Toulouse] It is a small appellation with only 200 hectares under vine and 54 producers one of which is Domaine Laurens. Their 'cuvee pierre rouges ' is 100% mansois. I started my bottle last night with my chicken stew. It is a very full-bodied wine with lots of intense blackcurrant,cherry and blackberry fruit. The tannins are soft and yet it is well structured.In short,this is a beautiful wine that went well with the chicken

  • Jun 23 at 3:39pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 18 at 7:16am
    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/68532.Banyuls is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for red and white fortified wines from around the Mediterranean seaside town of that name between Perpignan and the Spanish border.This is the same area as the Collioure appellation for dry red,rose and white wines.Banyuls is what the French call a 'vin doux naturel' Like most Banyuls my bottle is red and made of the grenache grape and as it is a grand cru wine has spent 30 months in oak barrels.Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage' ie the addition of grape spirit I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheese and biscuits. It was sweet and sticky with a cherry and menthol style fruit.It was a good match for the cheese

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 23 at 3:39pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/111420 for a mere £4.The Coteaux du Languedoc is a very large area of the south of France stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got appellation status in the 1980's and is now simply called 'Languedoc'The area is responsible for about a third of France's total wine production although a lot of it is Vin de Pays.Montepeyroux is an ancient village in the north of Languedoc which is allowed to put its name on wine bottles and Domaine L'Aigueliere is a well established family concern. Their 'Cote Rousse' cuvee consists of 98% syrah and 2% grenache and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of meat pie. There is plenty of dark fruit [think blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble] with a hint of spice, a little vanilla and soft but stuctured tannins. In short this is a lovely wine, to which incidentally the well known American wine critic gave a 90 plus score,that was a good match for the meat pie and was also good value

  • Jun 18 at 6:50am

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 15 at 2:07pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £11.50 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/105582. The Cotes de Provence is a large appellation created in 1977 although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans,covering 85 communes in Eastern Provence.There are many and varied terroirs ranging from the coast up to the foothills of the Alps. My bottle comes from Chateau Sainte Roseline one of 18 producers in Provence allowed to put the words 'cru classe' on their labels.'Cuvee Prieure' is their flagship cuvee named in honour of the medieval saint once prioress of the abbey that once stood here and now buried in the Chateau chapel,and consists of 70% syrah and 30% cabernet sauvignon.It was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my pasta and bacon supper.Although it is over 20 years old,it did not show its age. There was plenty of dark fruit [blackcurrant,blacberry and bramble],a hint of spice and some soft and smooth tannins that still managed to provide sufficent structure. In short,this was a first class bottle.

  • Jun 11 at 5:30am

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 11 at 5:24am
    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114698.On the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] The Chassagne-Montrachet appellation was originally created for white wines only in 1937 but extended to reds as well in 1970 and refers to the two communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Remigny. There are three Grand Cru vineyards and 50 Premier Cru.My bottle comes from Bruno Colin a fouth generation winemaker in this area.was made from chardonnay grapes grown in the Premier Cru vineyard of En Remigny and was aged for a year in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my fish and chip supper.It is a dry wine but not bone-dry.There is a melon,peach and pear style fruit there with some citrus acidity and a hint of butter and vanilla but it is not particularly fruity compared to other chardonnays I have had. I would say it is a little mineral but it is smooth and refreshing and went well with the fish.

  • Jun 9 at 1:43pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 9 at 1:40pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114020.Rully is an appellation created in 1939 [although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ] for red and white wines [although two-thirds of production is white ] from the communes of Rully and Chagny in the north of the Cotes Chalonaise sub-region of Burgundy.My bottle comes from Michel Picard,one of the larger vineyard owners and negociants in Burgundy who also have interests in the Rhone and Loire valleys.I started a bottle last night with my steak supper. There is plenty of red fruit and the tannins give structure without being intrusive.It is a soft and delicate wine that went well with the steak.ln short it was a lovely bottle of Burgundy.

  • Jun 7 at 10:30am

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 6 at 3:17pm
    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114770 for £15.I thought they had been well cellared because they were in good condition with the levels well into the neck.They are from the Medoc appellation. Geographically the Medoc is the entire penninsular north of the City of Bordeaux but the appellation of that name created in 1936 only refers to the 16 communes at the northern end. The area is sometimes called the Bas-Medoc or Lower-Medoc though not on wine bottles.There are no classed growths here and production is dominated by co-operatives. My bottle does not come from one of them but from the small family concern of Chateau Le Temple.It consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,35% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged for 18 months in oak barrels. I started my first bottle last night with my chicken supper. There was plenty of red fruit and the tannins are fairly soft but offered little in the way of structure. Perhaps this wine was a little past its prime but I enjoyed it and it was a good match for the chicken.

  • Jun 1 at 3:10am

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 1 at 2:59am
    I bought three bottles of this wine for £20 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/112947. They are from what was the Cotes de Francs appellation in Bordeaux.The appellation was created in 1967,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the 11th century,for 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 de Francs is a very old property now run by Hubert de Bouard and Dominique Hebrard,two very experienced Bordeaux winemakers.This is the Chateau's standard red wine and consists of 70% merlot,20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and was aged in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.I started my first bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit there,it is full bodied and the tannins are soft but well structured.It went well with the lamb chops.In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be.I am not the only one with a high opinion of this wine because it got a gold medal at the 2011 Concours de Bordeaux

  • May 30 at 1:40pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 28 at 5:56pm
    I recently went on an Expedia.com City break and I chose to go to Bordeaux. Whilst there I did a couple of organised days out,one a vineyard tour and the other a day at the seaside. The tour operator took us to Arcachon Bay on the Atlantic coast to the west of Bordeaux where we got to climb Europe's largest sand dune .the Pilat dune,and then they took us to the tiny village of Gujan-Mestras where we were given a lunch of oysters and white wine.The white wine was Domaine d'Arfeuille Bordeaux Blanc and I thought it superb,one of the most interesting wines on the entire trip.It is a blend of one third each of sauvignon blanc,semillon and muscadelle and was aged in oak barrels.It was a dry wine but not bone-dry.This wine has got so many flavours going on at once ie elderflower,gooseberry,apricot and pineapple style fruit with citrus and vanilla overtones.It is difficult to know how to begin describing it.Anyway it was a good match for the oysters.

  • May 29 at 2:01pm

    Previously available for $12.80



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 29 at 1:45pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the producer at the London France Show. The Monbazillac appellation was set up in 1936 [although wine production in the area goes back to at least the Benedictine monks of the 12th century] for sweet white wines produced in 5 communes around the village of that name on the south-west bank of the Dordogne river just across from the town of Bergerac.The wine is very similar to Sauternes in that it uses the same grapes,semillon,sauvignon blanc and muscadelle which are harvested late in order to allow the development of a fungus called Botrytis which contributes to the sweet taste.Domaine de Grange Neuve is a well established family producer in this area.I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheese. It was certainly sweet,almost like honey or syrup and there was plenty of a pineapple,apricot and vanilla style fruit with some citrus overtones.It went well with the cheese and was most enjoyable.It did get a silver medal at the 2014 Concours de Bordeaux

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