Daily Archives: October 1, 2008

Candy in a bottle

Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Campo De Borja DO 2005 The previous vintage was like what it would be like to drink candy – supple and rich, sweet-appearing as well. The ’06 is even more so with tons of oak on top. … Continue reading

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Rose only

Château du Ségriès, Tavel 2007 The ’06 was a solid, fruity wine and the 07 repeats that performance. The nose is clean and full of red fruits. The mouth is full-bodied and a little warm. You also get a sense … Continue reading

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Ever fashionable, it begins with a V

Domaine de Triennes, Vin de Pays du Var, Sainte Fleur, Viognier 2006 The ’05 was a bit alcoholic, though that is often tolerated in Viognier. This bottle, the ’06 has some sense of that in the mouth but more than … Continue reading

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A sense of citrus

Lillet, White nv There’s a beautiful sense of citrus peel – very aromatic with alcohol in the background. It’s sweet but not too much so. Serve it over a few ice cubes. This latest bottling in 2010 is vibrantly fresh … Continue reading

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