Category: france

2015 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors

2015 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors

So this is a value gem. Blackberries, black raspberries, macerated black cherries, cinnamon, black pepper, and brisket BBQ on the nose. More black fruit – blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries – and cinnamon on the palate. Almost meaty. Bold. Sexy. Full. Runs almost a bit hot, but delicious. Especially at this price!

4/5 bones

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Syrah (70%), Grenache – old vines (30%)

14.5% abv

IGP Côtes Catalanes, FRANCE

Enjoying this nice, dry organic rosé wine from…

Enjoying this nice, dry organic rosé wine from Rhône tonight.

Mostly Grenache and Mourvèdre, with a dash of Syrah. 88+ pts. Full review: https://goo.gl/pk1vEJ

Thoroughly enjoyed this tasting of fine Chabli…

Thoroughly enjoyed this tasting of fine Chablis during the Pure Chablis Escape Room Experience back in spring. Read all about it here: https://goo.gl/pE26q1

2016 Domaine Sainte Anne Entre-Deux-Mers

2016 Domaine Sainte Anne Entre-Deux-Mers

Lounging with this white Bordeaux from the first organic vineyard in the Bordeaux region! Meyer lemon, exotic fruit like dragon fruit and underripe mango, and peaches on the nose. Similar on the palate with a hint of minerality and even seashell on the palate. 

3/5 bones

$$

Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon

13% abv

Entre-Deux-Mers (Bordeaux), FRANCE

2017 Vie Vite Côtes de Provence Rosé

2017 Vie Vite Côtes de Provence Rosé

It’s still rosé season, folks! This one’s a pale rosé from Provence. Gently peppered strawberries, melon, and a hint of peach on the nose. Some white and red strawberries on the palate with melon and a hint of orange. Wet stones on the finish. 

3/5 bones

$$

Cinsault (30%), Grenache (30%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%)

13% abv

Côtes de Provence, FRANCE

Wine reviews from last month’s birthday party …

Wine reviews from last month’s birthday party are now posted. Some fabulous wines! https://goo.gl/qYKZ6T

2015 Domaine Guillot-Broux Mâcon-Cruzille

2015 Domaine Guillot-Broux Mâcon-Cruzille

A moody shot for this multi-vineyard Gamay. Bubblegum and yumberry notes on the nose along with chewy cherries, twigs, and sapling. Similar notes on the palate. Pretty standard Gamay.

3/5 bones

$$

Gamay

12.5% abv

Mâcon (Burgundy), FRANCE

Tasted some fine wines in the spring from B…

Tasted some fine wines
in the spring

from Burgundy’s Henri de Villamont with winemaker Pierre Jhean. Read all about it here: https://goo.gl/6ocDqY

It’s wine wednesday! Enjoyed this lovely $19 L…

It’s wine wednesday! Enjoyed this lovely $19 Lavau Tavel (89 pts) tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES on September 1. Full review: https://goo.gl/qdf7q9

2014 Domaine de l’Île Margaux Bordeaux Superie…

2014 Domaine de l’Île Margaux Bordeaux Superieur

Basking in the sun with some Bordeaux Superieur on paw. Plums, cassis, blackberries, cocoa, purple flowers, and a bit of pencil on the nose. Similar on the palate with cedar, mushroom, and cocoa powder. 

3/5 bones

$$

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

14% abv

Bordeaux, FRANCE