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Jul 24 at 2:41pmCompare and Buy
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Added Jul 24 at 2:40pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Kent [www.dickenshousewine.co.uk ] for £12.50. Costieres de Nimes is an appellation created in 1989 [although there has been viticulture here since before the Romans ] for red,white and rose wines from 24 communes between the towns of Nimes and Arles. This area is on the west side of the Rhone and is regarded as the most southerly of all the Rhone appellations.My bottle came from a small family concern. I started it last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it.My first impression was how smooth and easy-drinking it was. There is a blackcurrant and plum style fruit and the tannins are soft and there is a hint,but no more than a hint, of pepper or spice on the finish. However, I thought there was not much structure and it was a little bland.Although it is made from the syrah grape it is not a patch on a northern Rhone
Jul 19 at 4:41pm
Added Jul 19 at 4:40pmI bought three bottles of this wine on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/89431 for £15.50.It is from the Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation which was set up in 1953 for red,white and rose wines from 90 communes in the southern Rhone valley.Since 1967 ,18 of the communes including Laudun have been entitled to put the village name on the label. Laudun is located on the banks of the Tave river [a tributary of the Rhone] some 8 miles west of the town of Orange on the west bank of the Rhone. This area is famous for being where Hanibal once forded the Rhone.My bottle consists of 60% syrah,30% grenache and 10% mourverde. I started it last night withy my supper of bacon and mushroom stew and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly intense blackcurrant,blackberry and licorice style fruit with some soft but well structured tannins. In short,this is a nice wine that went well with the stew
Jul 15 at 4:54am
Added Jul 15 at 4:54amI bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/90556 for £22.50.Loupiac is an appellation created in 1936 for sweet white wines from around the small town of that name located about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux on the east bank of the river Garonne opposite Graves and Sauternes on the west bank. The wines are very similar to the more prestigious and expensive Sauternes and the grapes are harvested late when they are overipe and affected by a fungus called Botrytis in order to raise the sugar content. My bottle was made at the small family concern of Domaine du Noble and consists of 85% semillon and 15% sauvignon blanc and spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it .It is certainly sweet,almost like honey or syrup, and there is plenty of a pineapple,apricot,peach and vanilla style fruit.This is as good as a Sauternes and a good compliment to the cheese.
Jul 9 at 5:16pm
Added Jul 9 at 5:16pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Saint Julien is a Bordeaux appellation created in 1936 for wines from in and around the Saint-Julien-Beychevelle commune on the Medoc peninsular.It is a small but prestigious appellation with 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification,one of which was Chateau Branaire [Duluc-Ducru] as a fourth growth.Although my bottle was over 20 years old it had obviously been well cellared as it was in perfect condition with the level high in the neck.The Grande wine is a cabernet sauvignon dominated blend which spends 18 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is some fairly concentrated blackcurrant and licorice style fruit there with soft but well structured tannins and more than a hint of blueberry and cigar box.In short,this is a quality but complex wine with lots of flavours that went well with the roast chicken.
Jul 6 at 4:01pm
Added Jul 6 at 4:01pmI bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from Roberson Wines in West London [www.robersonwines.com].It is a simple basic village level Burgundy from a family run concern.I started it last night with my steak supper and I did enjoy it. It is quite pale in colour but there is plenty of a raspberry and redcurrant style fruit there with a hint of vanilla.The tannins are soft but this is a well structured wine. In short,this is a lovely Burgundy that went well with the steak.
Jul 1 at 3:43pm
Added Jul 1 at 3:43pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.It is from Montagne Saint Emilion,the largest of the satelite Saint Emilion appellations,the area around the village of Montagne,about 4 miles north of Saint Emilion itself.I have not been able to discover much about this wine or the winery but I am guessing it is a typical merlot dominated right bank bordeaux blend.I started the bottle last night with my supper of lamb steaks and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins,though soft give plenty of body and structure.In short,this is a lovely example of what a good right bank claret should be like
Jun 27 at 5:01pm
Added Jun 27 at 5:00pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for £10.Saint Peray is a small appellation [the whole appellation only has 58 hectares under vine ] created in 1936 for still and sparkling wines from the two communes of Saint Peray and Toulard on the west bank of the northern Rhone valley made from a blend of the roussanne and marsanne grapes.80% of production is sparkling but my bottle is a still wine and was made by the Cave de Tain co-operative.I started the bottle last night with my fish supper and I did enjoy it. There is some melon and peach stylefruit there but there is also an acidic citrus type finish and also a suggestion of a floral taste as well.Anyway it went well with the fish
Jun 24 at 4:07pm
Added Jun 24 at 4:07pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/97002. Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines fromthe slopes of the hill by the town of Tain on the east bank of the Rhone river about 40 miles south of Lyon.It is a very prestigious appellation having once been favoured by Louis XIV and the Russian tsars and takes its name from a chapel or hermitage built in 1224 by a crusader knight called Caspar de Sterimberg. My bottle is from a small family concern and is 100% old vine syrah and the gold coloured cap on the bottle indicates it is fromthe Bessards and Meal vineyards.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bacon and mushroom stew and I did enjoy it..There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and blackberry style fruit there with pepper,spice and smoke on the finish. The tannins are soft but perfectly structured. In short,this is a first class wine
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Jun 21 at 7:11am
Added Jun 15 at 9:16amI got given a half-bottle of this by a friend . Champagne is France's most northerly appellation from the Department of that name some 90 miles north-east of Paris.It is a sparkling wine made by the addition of yeast and sugar to bring about a secondary frmentation in the bottle.It can be white or rose and is made from the chardonnay,pinot noir and pinot menieur grapes.My bottle comes from one of the negociant houses in this area and my enquiries have revealed that it is 100% pinot noir.. We had it yesterday with a lunch of ham salad and I did enjoy it.It is a white champgne and is slightly sweet.There was certainly plenty of fizz but also plenty of an apricot,melon,peach and plum style fruit.I thought it refreshing and a pleasant accompaniment to the lunch