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Jan 22 at 7:11am
Added Jan 22 at 7:11amI got given this bottle of wine at Christmas.It is an Indicazione Geograpafica Tipica wine rather than a DOC or DOCG.made for Marks and Spencer by the large MGM Mondo del Vino firm of negociants.It is 100% shiraz and aged for 5 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of homemade pasta bake and I did enjoy it.It is very drinkable and has plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and blackberry style fruit with soft tannins and a hint of pepper on the finish.It was the perfect accompaniment to the pasta
Jan 18 at 6:28am
Added Jan 18 at 6:28amThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70492.Brown Brothers was founded in 1889 by a John Francis Brown,is still in the same family,but is now one of Australia's major wine producers making a vast range of wines. My bottle is a 50/50 blend of orange muscat and flora,a blend unique to Brown Brothers.The rare flora grape is a cross between semillon and gewurztraminer.These grapes are grown on their 'Mystic Park ' vineyard and are harvested late in order to increase the sugar content because this is a desert wine.I drank my bottle this evening with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.As is typical of aged desert wines the colour had gone a deep amber and it was certainly very sweet to the taste like syrup or honey.There was a citrus style fruit there and there was also a slight floral aftertaste on the finish. I did not think it a particuarly complex wine so I feel it is not as good as a sauternes.
Jan 18 at 5:59am
Added Jan 17 at 2:50pmThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70492. Condrieu is an AOC created in 1940 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for white wines made from the viognier grape in seven communes forming a 12 mile stretch of the west bank of the Rhone south of the Cote-Rotie AOC.Four of the communes also form part of the Saint-Joseph AOC.The grapes are grown on steep south and south-east facing slopes overlooking the river.The viognier grape is beleived to have originated in this area.Condrieu is a small [170 hectares under vine ] but prestigious AOC. Chateau du Rozay is an ancient property that has some of the oldest vineyards in the appellation and my bottle is from their top' Chateau du Rozay ' cuvee and was made from 45 year old vines. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and I did enjoy it. It was a little reminiscent of a white Burgundy as there was a melon and peach style fruit there but there was also a kind of almond aftertaste on the finish.It was not particularly acidic. It was a good match for the fishcakes
Jan 13 at 6:46pm
Added Jan 13 at 4:12pmI bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/67717 for £26. Cornas is an AOC created in 1938 [although the story of winemaking in the area goes back many centuries ] for red wines only made from 100% syrah from the area around the village of that name on the west bank of the Rhone near the town of Valence.It is one of the Rhone valley's smaller appellations with less than 100 hectares under vine on granite soils on southerly facing slopes.My bottle is from a cuvee made by Jean Lionnet at Domaine Rochepertuis the year before he retired.It is his straight Cornas rather than the top 'Domaine de Rochepertuis' bottling. It is 100% syrah and aged in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with my beef stew and I did enjoy it.There is a very clean and fresh blackcurrant,plum and blackberry style fruit there with a hint of pepper and spice and soft tannins.In short,this is a lovely wine
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Added Jan 8 at 5:05pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64390. Saint-Joseph is an AOC created in 1956 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for red and white wines from the area around the village of Tournon on the west bank of the Rhone opposite Tain/Hermitage on the east about 40 miles south of Lyon.The red wines are made from the syrah grape [although since 1979 up to 10% of the white grapes marsanne and rousanne have been allowed in a blend ].Saint-Joseph is not considered as prestigious as Hermitage or Cote-Rotie but usually offers better value for money.M.Chapoutier is a well known vineyard owner/negociant business based in the Rhone valley but also operating in other parts of France such as Alsace and the south-west as well as Australia and the USA.Since 1996 the labels have been in braille which is quite distinctive.My bottle comes from an organic vineyard owned by Chapoutier and is 100% syrah aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of bacon stew and I did enjoy it.There is a very clean blackcurrant and plum style fruit there with a hint of pepper and soft tannins.I thought it a lovely accompaniment to the stew.
Jan 7 at 5:28pm
Added Jan 4 at 5:45pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57537.Cote-Rotie is an AOC created in 1940,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for red wines located on the west bank of the Rhone river about 20 miles south of Lyon.The name roughly translates as 'roasted slope ' because the vines are grown on sunny south facing terraced slopes overlooking the river.The wines are made from the syrah grape although up to 10% of the white grape viognier may be added to a blend.Cote Rotie is subdivided into the Cote Blonde and the Cote Brune on the basis of soil types.Domaine Corps de Loup is an ancient estate of 9 hectares now owned by Lucette and Martin Daubree.My bottle is 100% syrah and spent time in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my very traditional British supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it.There was plenty of a blackcurrant ,bramble or blackberry style fruit there with a hint of pepper or spice on the finish.The tannins were fairly unobtrusive but held things together nicely.In short,this is a perfect example of what a northern Rhone red wine should be so I have given it high marks
Dec 30, 2014 at 5:07pm
Added Dec 30, 2014 at 5:07pmI bought three bottles of this wine for £25 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/65748.Chablis is an AOC created in 1938,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for white wines from the north-west of Burgundy but separate from the Cote D'Or around the small town of that name.White wines only come under the AOC and are made from the chardonnay grape. Gerald Tremblay is a well regarded 5th generation winegrower whose Domaine des Iles now has 33 hectares spread across the area.I started the first of my bottles last night to accompany my supper of smoked salmon and salad and I did enjoy it. There is some melon,peach and apple style fruit there but it is really quite mineral.There is no hint of butter or vanilla as with some chardonnays because this has been made and aged in stainless steel rather than oak barrels. It is not particulary acidic but is quite crisp and dry.It was the perfect partner to the meal.
Dec 30, 2014 at 4:51pm
Added Dec 28, 2014 at 5:39amI bought this bottl;e of wine a while ago from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/33700 for £15.Sauternes is a very prestigious AOC for sweet white desert wines on the west bank of the Garonne to the south of the city of Bordeaux.The grapes are harvested late in the season to allow the development of a fungus called Botrytis which contributes to the sweet taste.Chateau Nautron is an 11 hectare enclave enclosed within the larger Chateau Y'quem estate.My bottle is 100% semillon and was aged in oak barrels.I finally served my bottle to family members with lunch on Christmas day.The colour had gone a deep amber as is usual with aged desert wines.It was very sweet like honey or syrup with an apricot and vanilla style fruit taste and a long citrus like finish. I had my glass with the stilton cheese towards the end of the meal.I do not think Christmas day would be the same without some aged Sauternes
Added Dec 28, 2014 at 5:39am
Dec 18, 2014 at 5:25pm
Added Dec 18, 2014 at 5:25pmI bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the city of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella ' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Margaux and Pauillac.Winemaking really got started here at the end of the 17th century when Dutch engineers drained the salt marshes and it now includes some of the world's greatest wine estates.Chateau Clement-Pichon is a 25 hectare cru bougeois estate owned by Clement Fayat.My bottle consists of 62% merlot,33% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I really enjoyed it.It is positively bursting with a blackcurrant,plum,cherry and bramble style fruit and the tannins are soft but give some good structure.In short,this is a lovely wine
Dec 12, 2014 at 4:49pm
Added Dec 12, 2014 at 4:49pmThis bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64264. Pernard-Vergelesses is a commune at the northern end of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy which contains the three Grand Cru vineyards of Charlemagne,Corton and Corton-Charlemagne but these have their own AOCs.The rest of the commune does have an AOC granted in 1936 which contains 8 premier cru vineyards but my bottle is not from any of them.As the name suggests it is a village level wine from the negociant house of Jaffelin.based in Beaune.I started my bottle last night with my steak and I did enjoy it. There was plenty of a raspberry or cherry style fruit there and the tannins held things together nicely.This is a wine that did not show its age and was a good accompaniment to the steak.