duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • 18 hours ago

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 19 at 3:06pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/69563. The Coteaux du Languedoc is a very large area stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got AOC status in the 1980's although the name of the AOC is now simply Languedoc. The history of winemaking in the area goes back to at least the 5th century BC and is now responsible for around a third of total French wine production although a lot is labelled as Vin de Pays D'Oc..Chateau Gres Saint Paul is a family concern located in Lunel halfway between Montpellier and Nimes. As the name sugests their 'Syrhus ' cuvee is 95% syrah [and 5% mourverde]. It has been aged in concrete tanks as opposed to oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it. There is a lot of a blackcurrant style fruit there,the tannins are unobtrusive and there is a hint of pepper on the finish. In short,this is a lovely example of what a good syrah should be and at a far more modest price than that charged for northern Rhones.

  • May 15 at 5:17pm

    Previously available for $9.41



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 15 at 5:15pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £6. Graves Superieures is an AOC created in 1937 for sweet botryised white wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux and north of the small town of Langon. [The Graves AOC was created in the same year for dry white and red wines from the same area] Graves Superieures includes Sauternes and Barsac which are more prestigious appellations so most of the wine sold under the Graves Superieures appellation actually comes from the area on the west bank of the Garonne river north of Langon. My bottle was made by Chateau du Cros for the Lidl supermarket chain. It is made mainly from the semillon grape with a little sauvignon blanc which are harvested late and affected by the Botrytis fungus. I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it I would describe it as sweet but not very sweet.and with an apricot and citrus style fruit.

  • May 14 at 4:26pm

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    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 11 at 4:58pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/78447.Maranges is an AOC created in 1985 [although wine has been made here for centuries] for red and white wines [although 95% of production is red ] from three communes at the southern end of the Cotes de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. The three villages Cheilly-les-Maranges,Dezize-les-Maranges, and Sampigny-les-Maranges all added the suffix 'Les Maranges to their names at the end of the 19th century. There are 7 premier cru vineyards but no grand cru.Domaine Chevrot is based in Cheilly-les-Maranges and has 3 hectares in the Sur le CVhene vineyard..Sur la Chene is a vineyard on a south facing plot on a gravelly hillside originally planted in the 1950's and now contains some very old vines. I opened the bottle last night to accompany my steak.and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a stawberry,raspberry and cherry style fruit and the tannins,though soft give good structure. In short,this is not a bad Burgundy.

  • May 7 at 5:30pm

    Previously available for $15.24



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 7 at 5:30pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex. Moulis is a small appellation for red wines from around the village of that name about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux on the Medoc peninsular which got AOC status in 1938. My bottle consists of 60% merlot,30% cabernet sauvignon,8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.and spent 12 months in an oak barrel. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is some licorice,cherry and blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins were quite noticable although on the second night they had softened up considerably. Perhaps I should have opened the bottle earlier or perhaps this needs another couple of years bottle-age. Anyway it was a good accompaniment to the chicken

  • May 2 at 4:03pm

    Previously available for $15.14



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added May 2 at 4:03pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Chelsea [www.hhandc.co.uk ] for £10. Chateau Clos Borbon is an 18th century estate named after the French Royal family and surrounded by a medieval stone wall that was bought by the Boyer family in 1994. It is in the Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux appellation, an AOC created in 2009 for the red wines from the area around the town of Cadillac on the east bank of the Garonne river about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux,which previously fell under the Premier Cotes de Bordeaux appellation.Cuvee La Rose Bourbon is the top wine from this estate and consists of a classic right bank blend of 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc which spends 12 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops and I did enjoy it. There is lots of a plum and blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft but give good structure.It was easy drinking and a good match for the lamb.I thought it a good quality example of a right bank claret.

  • Apr 27 at 5:49pm

    Previously available for $22.77



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Apr 27 at 5:49pm
    I bought this boittle of wine from a mail-order [well internet ] company [www.confitdirect.co.uk] for £15.It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps.The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times]for wines from around the small town of that name and is the largest and most northerly of the Jura region AOC's.The savagnin grape is native to the Jura region although it is beleived to be related to gewurztraminer and is famously used in the sherry-like Vin Jaune but also in still and sparkling wines.My bottle is 100% savagnin and is a still white wine. I started it this evening with my supper of tuna salad and I did enjoy it.It is dry wine which is fairly acidic with plenty of a citrus style fruit but also a nutty taste particularly on the finish.There are certainly plenty of flavours there and it was a good match to the salad.

  • Apr 22 at 3:50pm

    Previously available for $29.88



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Apr 22 at 3:50pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/53015 for £21.50.It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps. The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [ although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times] for wines from around the small town of that name and is the largest and most northerly AOC of the Jura region. My bottle is from Domaine de la Croix d'Argis, a vineyard owned by Henri Maire,and so named after an ancient stone cross there, a picture of which is on the label. My bottle is a blend of the three red grapes of the Jura Aoc's 50% pinot noir, 40% ploussard,and 10% trousseau. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fried pork and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackberry,raspberry and cherry style fruit there and the tannins are soft but fairly structured. There is a peppery or spicy finish and it is easy drinking.This is a wine to be sipped slowly to appreciate properly as it is quite subtle but I would say it is of good quality..

  • Apr 18 at 1:50pm

    Previously available for $17.93



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Apr 18 at 1:50pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a mail-order company [www.confitdirect.co.uk ] for £12. It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps.The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times] for wines from around the small town of that name and is the largest and most northerly AOC of the Jura region.My bottle is made from the trousseau grape,a grape which originated in this region but which is also grown in other parts of the world particularly Portugal where it is called bastardo and used in port wine. I started my bottle last night with my roast pork supper and I did enjoy it. It is a little bit pale in colour for a red wine. There is a strawberry,raspberry and cherry style fruit there and the tannins are soft. There is a pepper or spicy finish and it is fairly subtle and easy-drinking.It was a good accompaniment to the pork.

  • Apr 14 at 2:30pm

    Previously available for $16.07



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Apr 13 at 3:27pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill [ www.nicolas.co.uk ] It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of the Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps.The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times] for wines from around the small town of that name,and is the largest and most northerly AOC of the Jura region. My bottle is made from the poulsard grape [sometimes called plousard ] a variety native to the Jura region. It is noted for having a thin skin with little colour so it tends to produce pale-coloured wines and the thin skin makes it difficult to grow.My bottle was made by the Fruitiere Vinicole d'Arbois co-operative group based in Chateau Bethanie in Arbois.I started the bottle last night with my baked chicken breast supper and I did enjoy it. It is very pale in colour almost like a rose.There is a raspberry and cherry style fruit there but not a particularly intense fruit and the tannins are sufficent to give structure I would also say that it is fairly subtle although a little thin and watery In short,this is an easy-drinking wine but fairly unusual

  • Apr 11 at 3:13pm

    Previously available for $9.15



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Mar 6 at 9:02am
    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on offer at £6 just before Christmas. The Cotes de Provence is a large AOC created in 1977,although wine production in the area 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.80% of production is rose although there are reds and whites.I have not been able to discover much about Chateau Ribiere although the label does say bottled by Pradel which I presume is a negociant house or co-operative. I did find out that the wine is a blend of syrah,grenache,cincault,mourverde and tibouren. I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken breast and I did enjoy it.It is a dry wine and there is some citrus and sour pear style fruit although it is quite mineral or even bland.It went well with the chicken breast.

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