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    Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

    These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

    8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013

    My trip to Lidl saw me buying a four pack of wine so I’m slowly working my way through my Lidl choices. I picked up this Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013 for the straightforward reason that I cycled through Pouilly-sur-Loire as I made my way from the Northern Rhone along the Loire to Tours on the Way of Saint Martin. It’s a great bike ride if you get the chance.

    7 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France

      Matthew Jukes - - 5 readers - 2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France (£180.00, per case of 12 bottles (£15.00 e/a), Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk). Back in April, at L’univerre, a superb wine bar which I highly recommend in Bordeaux, I drank a bottle of the 1989 vintage of this very wine with Jim Eustace and Siobhán Astbury of HH&C – i ...

      From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

      Godello - - 5 readers - Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Photo: (www.leclosjordanne.com) Whatever your plans are for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend they include wine and music. Last year my picks to meet the bird emanated from a Loire state of mind. A new Sancerre makes this year’s shortlist because “you can always use a good Sancerre.

      A Good Value Pouilly-Fume

      WineDR - - 3 readers - I think everyone knows the Loire Valley is a fine source of good value Sauvignon Blanc and in a good vintage, such as 2012, the Touraine region was bursting at the seams with lots of full and flavoursome Sauvignon Blancs to beat anything New Zealand can produce. Well that’s my opinion, although I guess it depends on what style of Sauvignon Blanc you enjoy; for me the tense an ...

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      2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France

      … 2010 Bourgueil, Cuvée Préstige, Domaine de la Lande, Loire, France (£180.00, per case of 12 bottles (£15.00 e/a), Haynes, Hanson & Clark tel. 020 7584 7927 & www.hhandc.co.uk). Back in April, at L’univerre, a superb wine bar which I highly recommend in Bordeaux, I drank a bottle of the 1989 vintage of this very wine with Jim Eustace…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Checking in on . . . . Le Haut de la Butte 2002

      … I’ve been checking out a few Loire Valley wines from 2002 recently. This is mostly through serendipity, sometimes they are bottles recently purchased (it is amazing what great value can be had in the Loire when buying mature bottles, especially when compared to the same vintage in Bordeaux or Burgundy) and sometimes they have been bottles…

      2 readers - By WineDR

      Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

      … These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making…

      8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

      … Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Photo: (www.leclosjordanne.com) Whatever your plans are for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend they include wine and music. Last year my picks to meet the bird emanated from a Loire state of mind. A new Sancerre makes this year’s shortlist because “you can always use a good Sancerre.” Related…

      5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      A Good Value Pouilly-Fume

      … at lower price points don’t always deliver the goods. Here is one wine, however, that does. The Pabiot family, proprietors of Domaine des Fines Caillottes, can trace their story in Pouilly-Fumé (specifically in Les Loges, on the banks of the Loire) back to Louis Pabiot who was tending vines at the end of the 19th century. Jean Pabiot, whose name graces…

      3 readers - By WineDR

      Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013

      … My trip to Lidl saw me buying a four pack of wine so I’m slowly working my way through my Lidl choices. I picked up this Domaine Chatelain Pouilly-Fumé 2013 for the straightforward reason that I cycled through Pouilly-sur-Loire as I made my way from the Northern Rhone along the Loire to Tours on the Way of Saint Martin. It’s a great bike ride…

      7 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

      Domaine FL Les Bergères Anjou Chenin 2010, Loire, France

      …Wines like this make my spine tingle and my mouth smile Domaine FL Les Bergères Anjou Chenin 2010, Loire, France (£16.99 Liberty Wines) Lovely clean, keen, style with herby green apple and taut citrus tension, some of that slightly odd, waxy and not-at-all-mouldy cheesecloth character and a savoury mineral edge set against fleshier honeyed pear and quince elements. Brisk, like warm cheeks on a cold day, complex and very tasty. S(+)…

      2 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Denis Jamain Reuilly Les Pierres Plates 2012, Loire, France

      …Lovely tense Sauvignon from a place that’s often forgotten in the rush for other more famous Loire wines Denis Jamain Reuilly Les Pierres Plates 2012, Loire, France (£14.50 Ellis Wharton Wines) Lots of sappy, nettle-and-herb tension, balanced with fresh lime, lemon and blackcurrant leaf flavours, plus a touch of just-mown grass, and while there’s a backbone of zingy acidity and taut minerality, there’s enough flesh to pad it out. S(-)…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

      …% Gamay Noir, 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc) – 2011 Domaine du Mortier St Nicolas de Bourgeuil “Dionysos”, Loire Valley (100% Cabernet Franc) – 2012 Les Clos Perdus Corbieres “Cuvee 101″, Languedoc-Roussillon (Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre) Great Wine Buys Whites From Alsace Typically fuller-bodied and nicely textured, Alsatian whites pair well…

      1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

      2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu What a nose!...

      …2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu What a nose! Gruyère cheese rind. Pear skin and lemon. Tarte tatin. White pepper. White stone. Lemongrass, leek, parsley. Apple and pear dessert on the palate. Mineral mid-palate and on the finish. Long, beautiful finish - fresh acidity really carries the wine and keeps it from being sticky. Beautiful! 5/5 bones $$$ Chenin Blanc 13% abv Loire (Vouvray), FRANCE…

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Six European Classics this week

      …, Loire, France (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). Vouvray comes in every possible shape and size from sparkling, to white and sweet. This off-dry wine is an acquired taste but I adore its jasmine and violet tones and pretty, soothing flavours. It comes from a plot of vines called La Monaco and this sums up its exotic and starry qualities! I do hope that you taste this shimmering beauty. …

      4 readers - By Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukes

      Checking in on. . . . Haut Rasne 2002

      … alongside a platter of aged cheese, especially aged Comte, could find themselves in Coteaux du Loir curve-ball heaven. Filed under: Loire Posted by admin on September 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm No Comments »…

      6 readers - By WineDR