Malbec World Day, 2013

Malbec World Day, 2013
In 2011 the Wines of Argentina body created Malbec World Day to celebrate (and promote!) the success Argentina is having with this grape variety. There’s a nice timeline style web page on Argentina’s history with Malbec here. Although native of South West France, Malbec has become synonymous with Argentina and is their most widely planted grape variety, ...

Suckfizzle Sauvignon Semillon, 2005

Suckfizzle Sauvignon Semillon, 2005
Considering how much I can’t face Sauvignon Blancs right now, it surprises me how much I love a Semillon/Sauvignon blend – usually in the form of a white Bordeaux. They are NOTHING like a 100% Sauvignon blanc; full and round with an oily body, and none of that raspy Sauvignon finish. This Margaret River blend ...

Caliterra Tributo Carménère, 2009

Caliterra Tributo Carménère, 2009
Plum and date gazpacho soup! Lovely and nicely integrated fruit, vanilla … and ageing. This bottle was already well developed after just a short decant & appeared to degrade as we drank our way through. So no long decant for this wine in future… Share this:FacebookTwitter

New Years Eve, 2012

New Years Eve, 2012
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Edmeades Zinfandel, 2008

Edmeades Zinfandel, 2008
Smokey, smooth vanillary pinpoint exact Zinfandel. It’s a real treat to taste that distinct Zinfandel flavor again – and in a toasty smokey glass. Smooth oak and deep flavours absolutely, but still highly refreshing. Share this:FacebookTwitter

Inama Vigneto du Lot, Soave Classico 2008

Inama Vigneto du Lot, Soave Classico 2008
I think I’ve forgotten what Soave is supposed to taste like? Although I do remember not good! But this was full bodied, smooth and beautiful, but not flabby or uninteresting – you can always rely on Italy to make a wine that isn’t straightforward! Majestic Wine, about £22 Share this:FacebookTwitter
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