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Château Puy-Blanquet St Émilion Grand Cru 2012

Château Puy-Blanquet St Émilion Grand Cru 2012

The 2012 is a sound wine from Château Puy-Blanquet in Saint Émilion.  It's a blend of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc, and has rela...
Louis Latour Clos de La Vigne au Saint Corton Grand Cru 2003

Louis Latour Clos de La Vigne au Saint Corton Grand Cru 2003

Interpreting Burgundian labels can be a labyrinthine exercise, but it has its own appeal.   Corton is situated in the Côte de Beaune an...
Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2000

Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2000

Unfortunately this grand wine, a Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru from Louis Latour, was out of condition and partly oxidised.  That it might...
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2009

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2009

The Leeuwin Estate "Art Series" chardonnay from the Margaret River is one of Australia's benchmark chardonnay expressions. ...
Paringa Estate "The Paringa" Pinot Noir 2009

Paringa Estate "The Paringa" Pinot Noir 2009

It was interesting to taste a benchmark Mornington Peninsula producer's (Paringa Estate) marque pinot noir with seven years of age on...
Molino Loco Yecla Monastrell 2013

Molino Loco Yecla Monastrell 2013

I spotted this on a restaurant by-the-glass list, and thought I'd give it a go.  "Loco" I vaguely recalled as meaning crazy...
d'Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways

d'Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways

d'Arenberg produce four different dessert wines and it was very interesting to taste them together.  Well, not literally together of cou...
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1995

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan 1995

Yes, I did attend a particularly good tasting.  Sandwiched between two Granges (reviewed here ) was this not so humble 1995 La Mission H...
A couple of Granges: Penfolds Grange 2008 and 1990 vintages

A couple of Granges: Penfolds Grange 2008 and 1990 vintages

I was very fortunate to taste these two wines.  Supply was not limited either.  The first is the legendary 1990 Grange which US wine magazin...
Holly's Garden Whitlands Pinot Noir 2013

Holly's Garden Whitlands Pinot Noir 2013

Holly's Garden is not a label I am familiar with, and their website is down.  It came recommended, but I wasn't taken by it.  Lab...
Jean and Jean-Louis Trapet Chambertin Grand Cru 2000

Jean and Jean-Louis Trapet Chambertin Grand Cru 2000

A first experience with Chambertin Grand Cru .  And hopefully not the last!  Although at the prices this appellation commands, opportunit...
Rockford Rod & Spur Shiraz Cabernet 2013

Rockford Rod & Spur Shiraz Cabernet 2013

This is another excellent "Rod & Spur" release from Rockford.  The 2013 vintage is a blend of 67% shiraz and 33% cabernet s...

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