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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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Food goes with Wine but which food and which wine?
The eternal question – you are throwing a dinner party or it might be a special occasion and you want to make it special! I have some idea what foods to pair with some wines but I I don’t always have the … 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
Posted in Wine Reviews Tagged 2015, australia, Australian, cellar, cellaring, Citrus, drink, Eden Valley, grape grower, grapefruit, lime, Majestic, Oak, oenophile, palate, Peter Lehmann, Riesling, vinicultcure, Vintage, wine, Winemaker Leave a comment
The Parcel series Old Vine Zinfandel
Zinfandel is an interesting grape – also known as Primitivo, it is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of Californian Vineyards. DNA analysis has revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grapes Crljenak Kaštelanski and … Continue reading
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The Elms Shiraz – Yering Station.
I do like a nice Australian Shiraz, and this one caught my eye on my recent trip to Majestic. (I had also mistaken it for “Yarra Yering” which I had read about in one of Oz Clark’s books some years … Continue reading
Posted in Wine Reviews Tagged 2013, Black Currant, drink, grape grower, oenophile, palate, red, shiraz, vinicultcure, Vintage, wine, Winemaker Leave a comment