Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues Domaine d’Andézon Trani, 2012

Côtes du Rhône Villages Signargues Domaine d'Andézon Trani, 2012
I keep forgetting how much I love Côtes du Rhônes, maybe because in my early days I never got excited about the region the way you can about Bordeaux or Burgundy with their famous grand Crus and Cru Classe Châteaus.  Maybe my reference point is still stuck on those initial impressions of thin, vapid table ...

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 ...

Mas de Boislauzon Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2010

Mas de Boislauzon Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2010
Both of the other wine chat guys I bought this case with raved about this wine after they tried their first bottle, so much so we discussed buying some more, possibly two more cases! So I figured it was time to try it myself… I couldn’t help notice the purple tinge to it as I ...

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah, 2003

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah, 2003
Tasting this against another ‘kloof’, the Tamboerskloof Syrah on another Friday Swim Tasting was maybe a little poetic, if also a little pointless as the wines were so similar with almost nothing, except vintage and maybe cost to separate them. I say maybe as this was Evan’s contribution which he brought back directly from South ...

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007

Tamboerskloof Syrah, 2007
These Friday night Swim Tasting’s are getting harder and harder to comment on, not only are wines so similar but this one went on until 3:30am… try to remember the wine and write anything sane even a day after that! This tasting was between two South African ‘Kloofs’ (which I think in this context translates ...

Matetic EQ Syrah, 2008

Matetic EQ Syrah, 2008
This bottle was harsher than any of the previous bottles I’ve had, it’s from a new batch bought at the bankrupt stock shop in Surbiton, which might explain it. However it gradually mellowed into the more familiar smooth, rich, spicy, sumptuous drink I remember. Share this:FacebookTwitter

Stagecoach Vineyard Black Bart Syrah 2004

Stagecoach Vineyard Black Bart Syrah 2004
Smooth, blackcurrant ice cream, in a good way, very nice. Although I had it with Pizza – probably not the best matching choice! J&V Wines, Napa. £??? Share this:FacebookTwitter

Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato, 2007

Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato, 2007
Inter­est­ing that we did an Anin­tori tast­ing last week, includ­ing a 1995 Guado al Tasso, then Jan­cis takes my lead (again!) and comes along with this week’s wine of the week… 18 Feb 2011 by Jan­cis Robinson… “This is a quite deli­cious, grown-up wine from Tus­can upstarts Anti­nori (they’ve only been there for seven cen­turies) that ...
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