Category: France

  • Day 123 – Chorlton

    Day 123 – Chorlton

    J-M Alquier Faugères la Maison Jaune 2014

    This is an odd one. A few years ago I read a rather opinionated post on a wine forum saying that Mas de Daumas Gassac had completely lost the plot and that far better wines were coming out of other Languedoc vineyards.

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  • Day 120 – Rochdale

    Day 120 – Rochdale

    Dom. de la Butte Mi-Pente 2018

    Doing a search through the website it seems I haven’t yet opened a Jacky Blot Bourgeuil during the walk.

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  • Day 118 – Charlestown

    Day 118 – Charlestown

    Zind-Humbrecht Muscat Goldert 2017

    I’m not quite sure how the cellar logistics foul-up occurred, but I seem to have ended up with two Goldert bottles back-to-back.

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  • Day 116 – Oldfield

    Day 116 – Oldfield

    Ernest Burn Riesling Goldert la Chapelle 2011

    I don’t think I’ve covered this particular Burn before. It won’t take long. It’s Riesling, and you know what that tastes like.

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  • Day 114 – Thornton-in-Craven

    Day 114 – Thornton-in-Craven

    Chateau de Pitray 2016

    Question: How much should you expect from a bottle of Bordeaux that cost 10€? Answer: Well, a bit more than this, sorry.

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  • Day 112 – Malham

    Day 112 – Malham

    Julien Sunier Fleurie 2018

    Julien Sunier is, I’m led to believe by pundits who are paid to lead you to believe such things, almost as Young And Exciting as Matias Riccitelli.

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  • Day 110 – Silverdale

    Day 110 – Silverdale

    Bruno Sorg Pinot Gris Florimont 2016

    Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt, I’m ashamed to say. I looked in the holding wine cooler tonight for something to follow cook’s rainbow trout, chips and spring greens and felt a slight twinge of disappointment when I discovered this was the only bottle of white in there.

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  • Day 108 – Gearstones

    Day 108 – Gearstones

    Brunier Mégaphone 2016 (again)

    Following on from the recent Lagrange, I’m eating my words again – this time the less-than-enthusiastic comments about my penultimate bottle of 2016 Mégaphone posted some 50 days ago.

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  • Day 106 – Hawdraw

    Day 106 – Hawdraw

    Chateau Lagrange 2000

    I bought a case of this en primeur, so they’ve been in the cellar for twenty years. This is the penultimate bottle, opened to celebrate 600 miles covered in my virtual walk.

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  • Day 99 – Cauldron Snout

    Day 99 – Cauldron Snout

    Domaine de Saint Cosme Deux Albion Blanc 2018

    A bit of a hiccup with this. I settled down to enjoy a bottle, but I feared something was wrong.

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