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Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Although Champagne is one of the most well known wines in the world, visiting the region is not as simple as many would expect, especially if you want to get the best of it. After two visits with plenty of research and aforethought, I’m still learning what it’s all about, and […]

September 26, 2016 ×

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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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Lupe-Cholet, Chateau de Viviers, Vaillons, Chablis 1er Cru 2010

Lupe-Cholet, Chateau de Viviers, Vaillons, Chablis 1er Cru 2010

Am I ever going to try a 2010 white Burgundy that I don’t like? This is from Vaillons, a commune that I always look for. It’s Premier Cru, but so close to Les Clos Grand Cru in both geology and geography that it’s not funny. And with this particular one, […]

June 9, 2013 ×

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Le Clos and “En Primeur”

Le Clos and “En Primeur”

“Bordeaux.” It’s one of those words, isn’t it. I say it, and am immediately taken from the place I’m standing to somewhere ethereal and swathed in red velvet. Even my mouth puckers beautifully when I pronounce it, turning me into the Australian equivilent of Béatrice Dalle (remember, we’re still in […]

June 4, 2013 ×

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Beaune 1er Cru les Marconnets – Maison Remoissenet 2009

Beaune 1er Cru les Marconnets – Maison Remoissenet 2009

Expect to see more good reports on this Beaune house over coming years. It changed hands in 2005, and since, a key character from Louis Jadot (Bernard Repolt) has joined the team. 2009 was a pretty good year in the region. Fruit all round is fairly concentrated and deeply coloured, […]

May 12, 2013 ×

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Veuve Cliquot Brut NV (Yellow Label)

Veuve Cliquot Brut NV (Yellow Label)

Plenty of mousse and a warm but pale gold colour. Current bottling seems a little lighter in character than some years. It can be a very broad and yeasty Champagne, but is very nicely balanced at present. Nutty, brioche, red apple.  Not overly dry, and a good introduction to Champagne. […]

April 25, 2013 ×