Category: Rhone

  • 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 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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  • Day 95 – somewhere on the roof of the world

    Day 95 – somewhere on the roof of the world

    Ch. de Rouanne Vinsobres 2019

    I admit I’m a bit Rhône-centric and have been on a bit of a run for the last few days.

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  • Day 93 – Lintley

    Day 93 – Lintley

    Brunier Piedlong Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015

    Piedlong is another of the Brunier wines. This is a Châteauneuf, but an unusually simple one consisting of just two grape varieties – 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.

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  • Day 91 – Hadrian’s Wall

    Day 91 – Hadrian’s Wall

    Dom. de Gramenon Valreas Elementaire 2016

    I was given two bottles of Gramenon Elémentaire, a 2016 and a 2018, by a wine merchant as a gift a few years ago.

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  • Day 89 – Ladyhill

    Day 89 – Ladyhill

    Du Peloux Condrieu Princes de France 2019

    Recently Aldi UK decided to flog off some of its higher-priced wines at half-price, bringing them down to ten quid.

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  • Day 84 – a long way from anywhere, again

    Day 84 – a long way from anywhere, again

    La Bastide Saint Dominique Cotes-du-Rhone 2018

    After my trip to Belgium (see previous post) I visited St Omer, and the town’s branch of Monsieur Vin (a small chain of merchants.)

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  • Day 81 – On the Border

    Day 81 – On the Border

    Famille Perrin Ventoux 2019

    As Lego Marchbanks straddles the border between Scotland and England, I’m up at 4.30am tomorrow to cross from England into France.

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  • Day 61 – Niddrie

    Day 61 – Niddrie

    Château de Saint Cosme, Deux Albion Côtes du Rhône 2018

    This is a CdR ostensibly made from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, although the label mentions ‘cinq cépages’ and hints that a little extra something might get chucked in at any point during the fermentation if Louis suddenly gets an idea.

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  • Day 57 – Newbridge

    Day 57 – Newbridge

    Mégaphone 2016

    Time to eat humble pie (for the full redemptive effect I recommend a bottle of cooking wine to go with it…) – a few nights ago I wrote about the Bruniers’ Pigeoulet and grumbled about the folk who try to get us to drink wines before they can give of their best.

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