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Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Meursault is almost entirely planted with Chardonnay – with only 5% Pinot Noir. It is known for its citrus-flavoured chardonnay, which can very floral in the most balanced vintages. Barrel fermentation and wild yeast will contribute a cashew and oatmeal character, which is what draws most drinkers – interestingly, a […]

February 4, 2014 ×

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Cuvée Sabourin Blush 2012

Cuvée Sabourin Blush 2012

I have no idea where this wine comes from. The producer is dubious – according to the back of the label, it’s Producteurs Réunis de Cébazan. But that simply translates as wine cooperative of Cébezan, which is a village in the Herault area of South-Western France. But that’s a winery […]

January 19, 2014 ×

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Jean Claude Boisset Chassagne Montrachet 2010

Jean Claude Boisset Chassagne Montrachet 2010

Jean Claude Boisset only turns 67 this year. He set up his winery when he was just 18 years old (in 1961) in a convent in Nuits-st-Georges. Not a bad effort considering he did so in one of the most conservative wine making areas in the world, the Cote d’Or, […]

January 13, 2014 ×

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Chateau Leoville las Cases 2005 (Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases)

Chateau Leoville las Cases 2005 (Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases)

I have had the pleasure of tasting obscenely expensive wines at the compliments of Le Clos a couple of times recently. This occasion was tasty line-up that also included some quite obscure and rare wines, neatly wrapped like a little Christmas present at a festive degustation at Cave at the […]

December 30, 2013 ×

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Food and Wine Matching for the Festivities

Food and Wine Matching for the Festivities

It’s a time of year when people will spend more on wine than any other. There’s the Champagne for celebration of course – it’s an occasion where people who rarely buy Champagne will forgo the new-world sparklings and shell out the big bucks. People bring out treasured cellared items, wine-eggs […]

December 23, 2013 ×

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Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo 2011

Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo 2011

Greco di Tufo comes from Campania in southern Italy. It’s a region that was settled by the Greeks in ancient times, and because this grape is so established, it was originally believed to have come from Greece, hence the name “Greco” – but it’s hard to confirm the truth of […]

December 8, 2013 ×

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Col de’ Salici Valldobiaddene Prosecco NV

Col de’ Salici Valldobiaddene Prosecco NV

Valldobiaddene Prosecco isn’t just basic old prosecco. It’s a DOCG (Italian wine class system) from the finest areas of Veneto, and therefore a stamp assuring you it’s not total swill. It’s made from 100% Glera (that’s the real name of the Prosecco grape), produced in the Metodo Italiano, or Charmat […]

November 25, 2013 ×

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Masi Campofiorin 2009

Masi Campofiorin 2009

Masi were the founders of a technique in the Valpolicella area called Ripasso, and this wine, the Campofiorin is the one they first did it with. It’s been very successful, and you’ll see plenty of other examples around. Masi discovered that if they put the fermented juice of a fresh […]

November 10, 2013 ×

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Sparkling wine reviews – The Massif Garraf region

Sparkling wine reviews – The Massif Garraf region

The Garraf is the region of Spain just south of Barcelona. I’ve had the pleasure recently to visit two of the greater wineries in the region. One of which I have previously posted about here, the second of which is Finca Vallderosa (map), a winery with ecologically genteel practices, fabulous […]

November 2, 2013 ×