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Category Archives: Wine Reviews
I am a bit of a knave. I buy my wife a present of wine, then I help her drink it, then I write a review about it! I was rather impressed with Tescos new strategy of getting high class … Continue reading
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Lindeman’s Bin 50 2016
We’re back to South Eastern Australia for this one, and it is an old favourite. It was bought from Tesco but it is widely available in the U.K. As new world wines go, this one has to feature on most … Continue reading
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Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2010.
This has to be one of the grand Marques of supermarket wine. It is the grandest of the four Campo Viejo wines generally available. At the bottom of the range are the Yellow Label wines of which there are two. … Continue reading
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Penfolds Koonunga Hill 2016.
I got myself a bargain here and I am not sure why, but when I bought this one about three weeks ago, Tesco was selling it at about a fiver – to clear! I am pretty sure that they are … Continue reading
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Kauri Tree Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014.
It’s summer and you fancy something light, crisp and citrus to go with your seafood salad on a hot day, what better than a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes bay. This is exactly what I was thinking when I … Continue reading
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Château Simard Saint Emilion 1996
My choice of this wine was influenced by several factors:- I have never had a twenty year old wine before. I have visited 11th Century village of Saint Emilion on several occasions and fell in love with the place. I … Continue reading
La Châsse Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2014.
I mentioned before that for a while I was “off” Cotes Du Rhône, well that was a while ago and now I am quite keen on the stuff. I was wandering around the wine aisles at Sainsbury recently when I … Continue reading
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Cuvée Prestige Vin de France.
This sort of wine doesn’t usually get a review I would imagine as it would normally fall below the radar; regarded as not worthy, but I think that it deserves a mention. I think that wines should suit the occasion … Continue reading
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Peter Lehmann Portrait Dry Riesling 2015.
I must have known that we were going to be in for some hot weather – it has been uncommonly warm here with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius in some parts of Britain because when seeking to find … Continue reading
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Beyerskloof Pinotage 2015.
I reviewed a South African Pinotage a little while ago, that was a very different, exciting and yet polarising wine (I didn’t think that everyone would like it – I loved it) and I was rather hoping for a similar … Continue reading
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