Coriole Sangiovese, 2010

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Chàteau La Louvière, 1999

Chàteau La Louvière, 1999
I don’t know why I bought this wine.  I know I bought a few vintages of it in France during their annual autumn Foire aux Vins several years ago – which means it was probably a bargain. Outside of that I don’t know what my buying decision was since I don’t really know anything about ...

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007
This is the second time I’ve tried this wine; the first being a ‘kloof’ taste-off (details here). Even though in a tasting environment you get a certain measure of a wine, I do always wonder what it would really taste like once I get it home & sit down with it and drink it at ...

Niepoort Redoma Branco, 2008

Niepoort Redoma Branco, 2008
This wine has been a favourite of mine for many years now, and I’m afraid to say this might be my last ever bottle… I first came across it about five years ago at Noble Green Wines for about £8, and it has very quickly become much more expensive and increasingly hard to get hold ...

Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Marc Pillot, 2009

Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Marc Pillot, 2009
I found this in the inner cellar of my local Waitrose where they are in the middle of offering 25% off all wines (cue the other supermarkets to gradually follow suit!) Although Waitrose generally overcharge on fine wines at their standard price, £29 is very competitive. However £22 after 25% discount I thought was more ...

Isla Negra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2012

Isla Negra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2012
Ok, I guess I’m going to have to admit to actually drinking this wine after originally buying it from the Tesco express around the corner with the sole purpose of pouring half if it into my bolognaise sauce! I took a swig as I glugged it into my cooking pot – a bit rough, but ...

Finca Villacreces, Pruno, 2010

Finca Villacreces, Pruno, 2010
Continuing my current love affair with Spanish wines – and particularly recently with the ones lying in my cellar thus far unopened! I decided it was time to explore this Pruno from Finca Villacreces which I bought on-spec last November, just to see what I got exactly …and of course whether I should be ordering ...

Favourite Son Chardonnay, 2010

Favourite Son Chardonnay, 2010
I bought a case of this for my (favourite) son’s birthday party in April (who was born in 2010), after originally tasting a bottle back in December last year. However instead of having a garden party as I imagined we would, he had a joint party with one of his friends where we barely drank ...

Alheit, Cartology Bushvines, 2011

Alheit, Cartology Bushvines, 2011
This was a wine of the week on JancisRobinson.com last October where the description of the winemakers and their philosophy caught my attention. Unfortunately I let the boys on Wine Chat in on it too, so after splitting half a case with them I ended up with just two bottles. Damn! Last Saturday, after gorging ...

Teso La Monja Toro Almirez, 2009

Teso La Monja Toro Almirez, 2009
Spain has taken over from Argentina in my books as THE place to look for consistently beautiful well made wines for a relative bargain – notice I didn’t say cheap necessarily? But for value for money and pleasurable drinking at a high standard, Spain is currently a vast source… I discovered this at the Juserini ...
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