Daily Archives: June 19, 2010

Penfolds Club Reserve Aged Tawny

Penfolds, South Australia, Club Reserve, Aged Tawny nv In the nose you’ll find raisins and butterscotch with a sense of the spirit in the background. This all carries on in the mouth with nuttiness, sweetness and well-integrated alcohol. Like the value-oriented … Continue reading

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Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos 2006

The Royal Tokaji Company, Tokaji, Aszu, 5 Puttonyos 2006  The nose weaves notes of caramel of honey with dried tropical fruits.  The mouth shows the rich bounty of  good Tokaji, viscous yet tangy, dried apricots and brown sugar – delightful. … Continue reading

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Pichot Vouvray 2009

Domaine Le Peu de la Moriette (Domaine Pichot), Vouvray 2009 The nose is a little dead on the first bottle opened – I suspect a low level of TCA. Fortunately, the second and third bottles have a much more vivid … Continue reading

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William Fevre Champs Royaux 2008

William Fevre, Chablis, Champs Royaux, 2008 There’s flintiness in the nose with fresh green apples. In the mouth the acidity stands out, as if biting a slice of that apple, yet there is also a roundness to the wine, a sense … Continue reading

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