|Region:||Italy » Piedmont|
A totally unexpected showing of this bottle. I had expected a modern, oak influenced candy shop of a Barolo but what I got was a balanced and finessed example of an 11 year old Barolo just coming to age. Color was a brilliant dark red. The nose was ...
|Winery:||Domaine du Cros|
|Region:||France » South West France » Garonne » Marcillac|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop near Oxford [www.oxfordwines.co.uk ] for £10. Marcillac is an appellation for red and rose wines made of at least 80% mansois [ sometimes called fer servadou or braucol ] from 11 communes north-west of the small...
|Winery:||Ghislaine et Jean-Hugues Goisot|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côtes d'Auxerre » Saint-bris|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Clerkenwell [www.theperfectcellar.com ] for £12. Saint-Bris is an AOC created in 2003 for white wines made from sauvignon blanc and/or sauvignon gris from around the village of Saint- Bris-la-Vineux...
|Winery:||Le Grand Bouqueteau|
|Region:||France » Loire » Touraine » Chinon|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop, also called 'Le Grand Bouqueteau ' next to the car park by the entrance to Chinon castle when I visited at the end of May 2014. Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the area goes back ce...
|Winery:||Château Haut-Bages Libéral|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
Yet... NOWHERE within these reviews does the reader have any sense of how the bottle/wine in question was treated before consumption. Which, as a consumer of these kind of things, I would weigh plays a significant roll in their overall quality. Slas...
|Winery:||Château de Campuget|
|Region:||France » Rhône|
I 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 com...
|Winery:||Château de Pennautier|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Cabardès|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Grenache , Merlot , Syrah|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines m...
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco » Alba » Barbera d'Alba|
This bottle was almost like a Zinfandel in its spicy and woodsy notes but with the kick of a Barbera that kept your mouth watering. What more could I ask for in a pairing with Risotto. The nose was a candy shop of dark fruit turning to blueberries and ...
|Winery:||Domaine de L'Idylle|
|Region:||France » Savoie » Vin de Savoie|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk ] for £12.The Savoie AOC covers a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss border including four whole departments, Savoie, Ain, Isere and Haut-Savoie producing mainly...
|Winery:||Pian Delle Vigne|
wonderful from the opening to the finish...plenty of fruit, good balance and tiny hint of leather. would love another bottle and will keep my eye open whenever i go to the "off the beaten path" wine shop(the shop i found this in is now out do to my fin...
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a 1987 red wine that is drinkable todayMy oldest son is 30 this year and it appears that 1987 was not a great vintage anywhere Read More
Yet, wine is, on one level, a consumer product like any other. No matter what the cost of production is, and regardless of the good intentions of the winery, the love of winemaking--the heart behind it all--the wine has to sink or swim in a consumer market. A critical mass of buyers have to become aware of the wine and, having tried it, think it... Read More
A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go? Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More
I was wondering if I could get some feedback on an article I wrote about recently entitled Tasting Notes Are Broken. Or just discussion on the topic:https://openingabottle.com/tasting-notes-are-broken/The article has been nominated for a Millésima Blog Award in the Wine Reporter category. If you are on Facebook, please vote for it: https://fcld.... Read More
OMG!!! I just was ready to pop into bed after having....having...no no...not a French wine...SORRY....no no not a Chateau Musar as I mourn the loss of its great winemaker....guess what guys and gals......I HAD A SHOT OF RUM!!!!! That rum is from the Caribbean!! Captain Bligh XO Special Reserve...smooth and velvety indeed.......a WORLD AWARD WI... Read More
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 TO EVERYONE FROM ME, amour!It is clearly a great pleasure to re-join you all, after a long and very busy impasse (and thank the high heavens above, a healthy impasse!)Lovely to see the wine veterans here in action and equally lovely to meet the new wine lovers on the block!Here am I, amour, in the photo, at my home, having s... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Hamstead [www.oddbins.com ] for £8.50.It was made by Jean-Luc Colombo, a vineyard owner and negociant operating in the Rhone valley. It consists of 80% clairette and 20% roussanne and was named in honour of the Le Vent wind that sometimes blows in the Rhone valley.I started the bottle last nig... Read More
I'm looking for two wine suggestions for a dinner soon. First off, I'm looking to pair a bottle of red wine with a first course mi-cuit foie gras and second course pheasant, dauphine potato, chicory and parsnip. Hoping you guys have a good suggestion from my options. If none of the options are especially well-suited, what would you recommend? My... Read More
We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around the corner. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine can be a a dangerous proposition. There's a lot of pressure under that cork! But if you like living on the edge, there's always sabrage. When t... Read More
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