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Wine group at MM's 31/05/2010 (TNB)

A couple of wines from Vine Trail 08/05/2010 (TNB)

At the back of the cellar ... 01/05/2010 (TNB)

The Diary - May 2010

Wine group at MM's 31/05/2010 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 07/07/2010   Return to top

A couple of wines from Vine Trail 08/05/2010 (TNB)

Both of these Savoi wines are really authentic. A breath of fresh air.
  • Vin de Savoie Chignin 2005 (Raymond Quenard) Very mineral, stony nose and an type of fruit without huge varietal influence that you get from 100-year old vines. Nice intensity and just 11.5% alcohol. It faded a touch overnight, which I wasn't really expecting but it's a bargain at well under ten quid a bottle. ***
  • Vind de Savoie Mondeuse 2004 (G. Berlioz) Blackcurrant mainly, I think, but in a rather tauter, lifted form than the familiar Cabernet. Quite light on the palate, just 12% alcohol but nice intensity of flavour and succulent tannins. "Fut de chene" apparently but it wears it very lightly. Splendid wine. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 08/05/2010   Return to top

At the back of the cellar ... 01/05/2010 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 01/05/2010   Return to top