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Berry Bros. & Rudd Berry’s Own Selection – St. Estèphe 2006

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Vintage: 2006
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – St. Estèphe

This wine was tasted during a tasting of Bordeaux over the holidays covering two wines from the Right and Left Banks. I found this Bordeaux a bit overpowering to drink by itself — it is definitely a food claret best served with red meat.  Lots of dark berries, black fruit and spice, hints of tobacco and it will need decanting at the moment to enjoy (or hold on to it for another 4-5 years).

Berry Bros. & Rudd Berry’s Own Selection – Pomerol 2008

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Vintage: 2008
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Pomerol

This wine was tasted during a tasting of Bordeaux over the holidays covering two wines from the Right and Left Banks.  This wine was the pick of the evening, full berries and hints of cassis, smooth velvety tannins with an long elegant finish.   Drink now, with a bit of decanting or for another few years.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Berry’s Own Selection – St. Émilion 2008

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Vintage: 2008
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – St. Émilion

This wine was tasted during a tasting of Bordeaux over the holidays covering two wines from the Right and Left Banks.  I found this wine not quite as nice as the Pomerol or the Pauillac, though it was still excellent, well worked tannins and a classic earthy Bordeaux finish.  This wine will happily age for a few more years.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Berry’s Own Selection – Pauillac 2008

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Vintage: 2008
Type: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France – Bordeaux – Pauillac

This wine was tasted during a tasting of Bordeaux over the holidays covering two wines from the Right and Left Banks.  This was one of my favourites, full of blackcurrants and with a long finish.  Very good value-for-money Pauillac.

Bodegas Primicia Rioja Reserva 2004

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Vintage: 2004
Type: Rioja Reserva
Country: Spain

A lovely Rioja from a great year. A lovely deep purple colour that one expects from a Tempranillo with hints of oak and full flavours of blackberry and a bit of cassis

Some Young Punks The Squid’s Fist 2009

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Vintage: 2009
Type: Sangiovese Blend
Country: Australia

This Sangiovese-Shiraz blend from the Some Young Punks winery is quite enjoyable. The bottle is a work of pulp art, one of the winery’s trademarks.

The wine has smooth tannins with chocolate and cherries on the pallet. The finish has a nice hint of herbs, which is subtle but noticeable. Drink with a hearty fare.

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