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Archive: Jul 2011

Bordeaux 2010: A Modern Classic

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“The 2010 vintage IS an exceptional year for red, and harks back to such great years as 2000, 1990, 1986, 1961, and may be even 1929, but the wines are made with much more precision in the vineyard and cellar giving them a more polished character than historic vintages. The young wines have such beauty […]

If you like Pinot Grigio…why not try..

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Pinot Grigio is a classic Italian white wine. It’s delicate, light and dry and doesn’t have a strong flavour so it’s easy to like. So if you feel like trying something new what about one of these…? Safe Options: Soave E.g. Soave Classico Pra, Gavi E.g. Mauro Sebaste Gavi, Pinot Gris E.g.Forrest Pinot Gris or […]

Chateau Boutisse 2008

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Château Boutisse 2008, St Émilion Grand Cru The Milhade family acquired Château Boutisse in 1996 but for consumers 2005 is a more important date to remember. This was the year the quality of the wine began distinctly to improve. It was also the year Xavier Milhade took on sole ownership and his son, Marc, the […]

If you like Chardonnay..why not try…

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Chardonnay encompasses such a wide variety of styles and flavours that it’s hard to pin down a quintessential ‘Chardonnay-ness’ that you may want to emulate in other wines. The wine speaks of where it was grown – Chardonnay from Chablis is a world away from its Californian cousins but whether it’s the leaner more mineral […]