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Jul 31 at 7:36pm
Added Jul 19 at 4:16pmA modest Medoc second wine from Begadan (Chateau l'Argenteyre) this product is typical of the region. Cassis, cherry and roasted coffee greet the nose with the entry dominated by more red currant. Body is slightly thin with slightly coarse tannin (this is after all a second wine). not bad for the price. 86 points.
Jul 31 at 7:35pm
Added Jul 22 at 11:54amThis very modest white from the mouth of the Rhone is made from a combination of typical grape varieties of the Val du Rhone. Pepper is evident on entry along with tropical fruit such as pineapple and pear. This wine has a slight hardness associated mostly with youth, but is tasty and an excellent bargain - having been reduced by half price by Gall of Amsterdam. 85 points.
Jul 31 at 7:29pm
Added Jul 31 at 7:29pmGreat raspberry scent on this Touraine wine with similar red berry flavours on entry. The wine is somewhat light and cheerful - perfect for drinking alone or with light meat dishes. Excellent price - especially for downtown Paris. 86 points.
Jul 18 at 4:42pm
Added Jul 18 at 4:42pmThis wine was purchased in The Hague to augment the closure of the day spent in Amsterdam. It is about 80% Grenache and exudes the aroma of crushed red currant, cherry whips and Kirsch. A bit untamed on the palate but full of aforesaid red fruit and gentle tannin. Worthy. 89 points.
Jul 14 at 2:52pm
Château Laujac Médoc 2010
Added Jul 14 at 2:52pmThis large Medoc estate at Begadan (350 ha) has produced a fine cabernet-based claret with a full orchestral retinue of tradition flavours including blackberry, tar and cigar tobacco. Grainy tannin on the long finish suggests further bottle aging is a good bet. 88 points.
Jul 12 at 3:47pm
Added Jul 12 at 3:47pmA Marks and Spencer selection purchased in Bruxelles. This Touraine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc with a musk and smoke nose typical of the region; flavour is dominated by musky grass with a salty finish. Very good value and recommended with fish or seafood. 88 points.
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Added Jul 4 at 9:04pmThis nice little dry Prosecco (not really traditional - but more in the modern vein, it seems) has a good lemon nose and white toast and lemon palate with no bitterness on the finish - which is a pleasant surprise. This is the beer or wines - except from certain select areas (Valdobbiadene, exempli gratia, vinum pucinum Galliae mihi). If you can purchase at under 15 dollars US, it is a bargain and delicious on hot summer nights. 87 points.
Jun 30 at 10:18pm
Jidvei Fetească Albă 2013
Added Jun 30 at 10:16pmThis decent Muscat-like wine from the Tarnave-Jidvei region of Transylvania, Romania is made from the Fetească Albă grape - a local variety. It has a peachy nose with some surprising acidity - given the grape's reputation. Reasonably balanced with a slightly stem-like finish. Good value - if you can find it - and a bit of a conversation piece. 85 points.
Jun 26 at 7:21pm
Added Jun 26 at 7:21pmThis well-priced aged, oaked Semillon from the Hunter Valley in NSW is in an older style, but remains its delicious self; for an 8-year old wine, there is a bright, wildflower nose with a hint of dandelion - very inviting. On the palate we receive a hefty dose of lanolin and wood (but not of the dull variety) with pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit. It finishes slightly salty and intriguing. A steal. 90 points.
Jun 20 at 12:05am
Added Jun 20 at 12:05amThe wines of British Columbia just keep getting better - this beautiful-to-look-at copper Pinot Gris effuses a flowery, gooseberry and apple nose. Wonderful - and just waiting for the seafood and the patio. There is a touch of amaritudo (bitterness) on the finish, but this is good - reflective of the grape - especially in its French incarnation. Nicely priced, fresh and worthwhile. 88-89 points.