Posts Tagged: Bordeaux

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2009 Chateau Martet. Reserve de Famille. Bordeaux Sainte-Foy AOC. 13.5%

This is 100% Merlot and spent 18 months in new oak barrels I had never heard of this part of Bordeaux before. Quick bit of research shows that the vineyards for this wine sit about 25kms away from Saint Emilion.

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2009 Chateau Martet. Reserve de Famille. Bordeaux Sainte-Foy AOC. 13.5%

This is 100% Merlot and spent 18 months in new oak barrels I had never heard of this part of Bordeaux before. Quick bit of research shows that the vineyards for this wine sit about 25kms away from Saint Emilion.

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2012 Clos des Lunes “Lune d’Argent” Grand Vin Blanc Sec. Bordeaux. 13.5%

This blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is brought to you by the team behind well known Bordeaux estate, Domaine de Chevalier. 25% spent 6-7 months in oak and the rest in stainless steel tanks on lees. Clear, pale lemon

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2012 Clos des Lunes “Lune d’Argent” Grand Vin Blanc Sec. Bordeaux. 13.5%

This blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is brought to you by the team behind well known Bordeaux estate, Domaine de Chevalier. 25% spent 6-7 months in oak and the rest in stainless steel tanks on lees. Clear, pale lemon

Perth Rare Wine Dinner, 18 May 2013

Back in May I attended a wine dinner, staged at 1907 Restaurant and organised by Shannon Noble’s Rare Wine Dinners.      Background Rare Wine Dinners is based in Sydney and I have been keeping an eye on previous dinners he

Perth Rare Wine Dinner, 18 May 2013

Back in May I attended a wine dinner, staged at 1907 Restaurant and organised by Shannon Noble’s Rare Wine Dinners.      Background Rare Wine Dinners is based in Sydney and I have been keeping an eye on previous dinners he

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2009 Lacoste Borie. Pauillac, Bordeaux. 13.5%

This is the second wine from esteemed 5th Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste. A Blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc    Sweet, juicy fruit profile of blackcurrants. Good tannins. A smokey, grippy finish. Has a taste

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2009 Lacoste Borie. Pauillac, Bordeaux. 13.5%

This is the second wine from esteemed 5th Growth Bordeaux estate, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste. A Blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc    Sweet, juicy fruit profile of blackcurrants. Good tannins. A smokey, grippy finish. Has a taste

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2006 Château Sénéjac. Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux. 13%

48% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc 4% Petit Verdot A cabernet merlot based wine that does not smack you over the head. Gentle, quiet aromas of blackcurrant, a floral lift of pot-pourri and slight earthiness. Translates well onto

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2006 Château Sénéjac. Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux. 13%

48% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc 4% Petit Verdot A cabernet merlot based wine that does not smack you over the head. Gentle, quiet aromas of blackcurrant, a floral lift of pot-pourri and slight earthiness. Translates well onto

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2011 Y d’Yquem. Bordeaux. 14%

   This is famous sweet wine maker, Chateau Yquem’s dry white wine and is as rare as hen’s teeth. At first sip, I had shivers running down my spine and goosebumps appear on my arms. Electrifying. Beautiful poise and length.

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2011 Y d’Yquem. Bordeaux. 14%

   This is famous sweet wine maker, Chateau Yquem’s dry white wine and is as rare as hen’s teeth. At first sip, I had shivers running down my spine and goosebumps appear on my arms. Electrifying. Beautiful poise and length.

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2010 Opalie de Chateau Coutet. Barsac, Bordeaux. France. 14.5%

     From the highly regarded sweet wine producer Chateau Coutet, a 1er Grand Cru Classe no less. Still dry white wine from this part of the world is relatively rare. This wine is a dry wine made from equal

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2010 Opalie de Chateau Coutet. Barsac, Bordeaux. France. 14.5%

     From the highly regarded sweet wine producer Chateau Coutet, a 1er Grand Cru Classe no less. Still dry white wine from this part of the world is relatively rare. This wine is a dry wine made from equal

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2003 Chateau Palmer. Margaux, Bordeaux. France. 12.5%

Silky tannins. Nose of plums, cassis and cigar box. Has controlled power that slowly unfurls in your mouth. Sweet fruited with blackcurrants the star. A touch of slightly earthy praline dark chocolates. Lingers very nicely on the palate. An elegant,

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2003 Chateau Palmer. Margaux, Bordeaux. France. 12.5%

Silky tannins. Nose of plums, cassis and cigar box. Has controlled power that slowly unfurls in your mouth. Sweet fruited with blackcurrants the star. A touch of slightly earthy praline dark chocolates. Lingers very nicely on the palate. An elegant,

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2010 Clos Floridene. Grand vin de Graves. Bordeaux, France. 13.5%

Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon Creamed toasted almonds. Crunchy apple, baked with a touch of clove and cinnamon. Flinty, grapefruit minerals. Touch of passionfruit……. but not too much to put me off. Spiced pineapple tarte tartin. Very broad in

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2010 Clos Floridene. Grand vin de Graves. Bordeaux, France. 13.5%

Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon Creamed toasted almonds. Crunchy apple, baked with a touch of clove and cinnamon. Flinty, grapefruit minerals. Touch of passionfruit……. but not too much to put me off. Spiced pineapple tarte tartin. Very broad in

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1995 Clos du Marquis. Saint Julien, France. 12.5%

This is the 2nd wine of the Classified 2nd Growth, Leoville Las Cases in Bordeaux. Beautifully mature. Well into its secondary phase. Chocolate and violet aromas. Leather, pencil shavings. Truffled mushrooms. Fine tannins and still a great mouth feel. Can

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1995 Clos du Marquis. Saint Julien, France. 12.5%

This is the 2nd wine of the Classified 2nd Growth, Leoville Las Cases in Bordeaux. Beautifully mature. Well into its secondary phase. Chocolate and violet aromas. Leather, pencil shavings. Truffled mushrooms. Fine tannins and still a great mouth feel. Can