duncan 906

Location: London, H7

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  • Jul 11 at 1:32pm

    Previously available for $17.16



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jul 5 at 4:07pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10.Pineau des Charentes is a traditional blend of brandy and grape juice going back to the 16th century made in the Cognac area. The Blanchard family have been making this for several generations. They now have 20 hectares spread over a large area. which they have been farming organically since the 70's and make a range of wines, cognacs and grape juices. I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and blue cheese and I did enjoy it. It is very sweet like honey or syrup. There is some apricot or vanilla like fruit there reminiscent of a Sauternes but I did notice the alcohol as it is 17% abv.

  • Jul 10 at 2:36pm

    Previously available for $69.95



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jul 10 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 18 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.

  • Jul 9 at 1:11pm

    Previously available for $708.64



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jul 7 at 3:29pm
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57580 for £17. The Cotes de Castillon is an AOC created in 1936 for red wines from the Castillon area on the right bank of the Bordeaux region about 30 miles east of the city of Bordeaux itself close to the prestigious St Emilion appellation. In 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation. Clos les Lunelles was bought by Chantel and Gerard Perse who already owned a number of properties in St Emilion including the prestigious Chateau Pavie in 2001. Only 1700 cases of the Grande Wine were made in 2004.It consists of 80% merlot and 10% each of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon and spent 18-24 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of blackcurrant, plum and cherry style fruit there.but the tannins are fairly strong although not overpowering. The well-known wine critic Robert Parker gave this 92 of his points and has written in praise of this estate.

  • Jun 28 at 4:58pm

    Previously available for $15.33



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 28 at 4:58pm
    I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot on www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/56628 .The Minervois AOC was granted in 1985 for red, white and rose wines [though most are red ] in western Languedoc to the north of the Corbiere. Chateau Saint Jacques d'Albas is an ancient 180 acre property,40% of which is given over to vineyards that was bought by Englishman Graham Nutter in 2001.He began a programme of improvements and makes a range of red, white and rose wines himself rather than sending the grapes to the co-operative as in the past. My bottle is made up of a third syrah, a third Grenache and a third carignan and spends 12 months in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my roast chicken and I did enjoy it. There is some lovely blackcurrant, plum and cherry style fruit there, the tannins give good structure, and there is a hint of spice. Overall, I would say this is a quality bottle.

  • Jun 25 at 5:07pm

    Previously available for $8.49



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 25 at 5:07pm
    I bought this bottle of wine for £5 when I attended the London France Show back in January. It is from the Corbieres AOC. The Corbieres is a large area of south-west France between the towns of Perpignan, Beziers and Carcasonne where there is a considerable variety of terroir from the coast up in to the hills and where a number of grape types are allowed that achieved AOC status in 1985.95% of production is red. Chateau Le Bouis is a 49 hectare estate between the seaside village of Gruissan and the Montagne de la Clape near the town of Narbonne making several cuvees of red,white and rose wines The 'La Cigale' cuvee is a blend of Grenache and syrah but I have been unable to find out in what proportions .I started my bottle last night with my home-made bacon stew and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of blackcurrant plum and cherry style fruit there and the tannins give structure without being intrusive.I thought it a lovely wine and good value for money

  • Jun 21 at 5:03pm
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    Average Price: $37.25



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 21 at 5:03pm
    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/53863 for £25.Rully is an AOC created in 1939 [although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ]for red and white wines [although 2/3rds of production is white ] from the communes of Rully and Chagny in the north of the Cotes Chalonaise sub-region of Burgundy.Domaine Vincent Dureuil-Janthial has a total of 17 hectares spread over the Cotes de Nuits,Cotes de Beaune and the Cotes Chalonaise and 20 appellations. This Rully comes from the Maizieres vineyard from vines planted in 1998 and spends 8 months in oak barrels. I started the first bottle last night with my steak and I thought it superb, There is plenty of cherry or blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins are soft but sufficient to give structure. There is also a delicacy and subtly. I thought this a first class Burgundy and excellent value for money

  • Jun 14 at 4:53pm
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    Average Price: $82.06



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 14 at 4:53pm
    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57881 .Patrick Javillier is a 10 hectare estate producing red and white wines spread over 14 appellations in Burgundy.Their 'Cuvee Oligocene' [ the name is a geological term referring to the brown limestone terroir ] comes from the 'Les Pellans ' vineyard, part of which is in the Meursault appellation but Patrick Javillier's parcel is not so it is a simple AOC Bourgogne. It is 100% chardonnay and spends 18 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle this evening with my fish supper and I did enjoy it. There is a melon,pear and peach style fruit there and the oak means that it is not too dry and has a noticeable buttery taste.In short,this is a lovely chardonnay.

  • Jun 10 at 7:34am

    Previously available for $14.00



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 10 at 7:32am
    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57547 for £14.The Lalande de Pomerol AOC is a right bank Bordeaux appellation close to the more prestigious Pomerol and St Emilion appellations.The 25 hectare La Fleur de Bouard estate is now ownd by Hubert de Bouard de Laforest and his family who also have interests in other Bordeaux properties.According to the website my bottle consists of 80% merlot,15% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon although the back label of the bottle has it as a 90/10 merlot/cabernet franc blend.It spent 20 months in new oak barrels,I started my bottle last night to accompany my supper of lamb shanks and I thought it superb.It is smooth and easy drinking although the tannins are well structured and there is plenty of blackcurrant,cherry and plum style fruit there.In short this is a high quality wine and I am not the only one to think so because the well-known wine critic Robert Parker gave it 89 of his points

  • Jun 7 at 6:32pm

    Previously available for $0.00



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 7 at 6:32pm
    I got given this bottle of wine a while ago but have only now got around to drinking it.It is a Bordeaux Superieur from Producta Vignobles [www.producta.com ] who are a large group of co-operatives operating in the Bordeaux wine region. I have not been able to find out much detail about this wine. The label states that it is a blend of merlot and the two cabernets but does not say in what proportions.Anyway I started the bottle the other evening with my pork and beans and I enjoyed it. There is some blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins were soft and smooth but a little too soft and smooth to give much structure. Overall I thought it an OK wine but not one to write home about

  • Jun 3 at 5:23pm

    Previously available for $16.75



    duncan 906's Review:
    Added Jun 3 at 5:23pm
    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/53622 for £10.Saint Estephe is the northernmost AOC in the Medoc and was created in 1936 although viticulture goes back to at least Roman times. There is more clay in the soil than the other Medoc AOC's which tends to help the vine in drier years. Chateau Lavillotte is an 11 hectare estate that has been owned and run by Domaines Pedro since 1962.The wine consists of 72% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot and 3% petit verdot and spends 15 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken stew and I did enjoy it. There is a blackcurrant, cherry and bramble style fruit there and the tannins give some beautiful structure without being intrusive. In short, this is a superb wine

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