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2006 Clefs des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

2006 Clefs des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, 14% alcohol, tasted 22/06/2012. Colour is translucent ruby red. Nose is a riot of raspberry, blackcurrant, spices and savoury/coffee notes. Palate has the above aided by firm but very fine savoury tannins. Majority Grenache and medium bodied, this was purchased at Costco Sydney, where a surprisingly sophisticated selection […]

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2007 Chateau De Dauphine Fronsac France

2007 Chateau De Dauphine Fronsac France

Fronsac is an appellation that lies just to the north of the Dordogne River before it becomes the true right bank of the Gironde River. This wine is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The right bank soil is principally clay which supports the Merlot grape, where the left bank soil is mainly gravel in […]

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Chateau Doyac Haut-Medoc 2005

This is a wine that was available through Vintage Cellars; I say was because it may now be pretty hard to find. I discovered this little treasure at a Bordeaux masterclass at the recent Vintage Cellars Wine Fair at Darling Harbour. This was tasted alongside some of the Bordeaux greats including one that retails for […]

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2006 Domaine Henry Pelle Menetou-Salon

2006 Domaine Henry Pelle Menetou-Salon

Clos Des Blanchais from the appellation Menetou-Salon.Domaine Henri Pelle has its vineyards on the hillsides near the charming village of Morogues. This wine is near the top of the tree of their Sauvignon Blanc range. There is also a small vineyard in Sancerre where a more finely structured wine is made – a lovely contrast […]

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