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Chateau Rousselle – 2004

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Vintage: 2004
Type: Bordeaux
Country: France

I found the 2004 to be quite tasty; very good value for money. Well aged and ready to drink.

Summerhill – Cabernet Franc

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Vintage: 2004
Type: Cabernet Franc
Country: Canada – Okanagan

This wine was picked up in our March trip to the Okanagan Valley. Summerhill is one of the better know vineyards in the area and this Cabernet Franc is a good representation of their wine. Very good flavours of berry and blackcurrent with some woody bouquet and finish. Recommended.

Campo Viejo

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Vintage: 2006
Type: Rioja
Country: Spain

This wine is staple in the UK grocery stores. I found it a pleasant enough drink with a great bouquet and colour, though I found the flavour a bit lacking. Reasonable value for money.

Alexandre Lenique – Cuvee Brut

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Vintage: Non-Vintage
Type: Champagne
Country: France – Pierry

This is an excellent bottle of Brut Champagne. It’s the brother’s label from Champagne Lenique in Pierry: a nice bottle with a modern label. This champagne it is great. Nice small and plentiful bubbles with a great taste and almost no after-taste. Hard to find, but if you do pick up a bottle (I had to go to champagne and to the producer to do so).

Marques de Riscal

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Vintage: 2004
Type: Rioja
Country: Spain

I bought a couple bottles of this wine on my return to England in Calais. It was fairly expensive (as Calais wines go), but it was on sale. What a great wine! Quite oakey, with great colour and bouquet. My only regret is that I didn’t buy a case!

Rosemount – Show Reserve Shiraz

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Vintage: 2003
Type: Shiraz
Country: Australia – Mclaren Vale

I had a bottle of this included in a mixed case and I was unsure what to make of it. I had had Rosemount’s excellent GSM, so I was expecting something special. Boy was I not let down! An excellent wine, that is great now and should last for quite a few more years. I loved the oak flavours and bouquet and the wine had a deep rich crimson colour.

I need to go fine a case of this stuff…

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