March, 2009 browsing by month


Clos Centenaire

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Vintage: 2004
Type: Cabernet Blend
Country: Chile – Maule Valley

Lovely wine with a great taste. Old vines performing wonderfully. I enjoyed this red especially the hint of coffee. You need to let it breathe a bit.

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Chateau Pierredon

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Vintage: 2005
Type: Claret (Merlot with Cabernet Blend)
Country: France – Bordeaux

Another great Bordeaux from 2005. Medium-bodied and lovely on the tongue.

Chateau Les Ragottes

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Vintage: 2005
Type: Claret (Merlot with Cabernet Blend)
Country: FranceBordeaux

This was a very good red with great flavour. Great oak tones and a lovely colour. Recommended. Apparently this was a great vintage year for Bordeaux.


Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Vintage: 2005
Type: ???
Country: Czech Republic

Czech Wine

We had this wine in Prague and found a couple of bottles to take home. This wine was quite good though it was a bit strange as it had very strong floral overtones.

Château de la Dauphine

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Vintage: 1999
Type: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Country: Bordeaux, France

V-day Dinner at ROSL 4

This wine we had for with our Valentine’s day menu. It was superb. A wine this old needs to be decanted and left to breath, but afterwards it is an experience. The bouquet was amazing and full, whilst the flavours were subtle (hints of leathery smokiness). If you can find it have some!

Champagne Colin

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Vintage: non-vintage
Type: Champagne
Country: France

First things first, I’m note really a Champagne drinker. That being said, this is an excellent bottle and it was a pleasure to drink. I’m not sure how easy it is to get outside of France, but if you like dry champagne this is a good choice. What really impressed me with the bottle was how plentiful and tiny the bubbles were.