Yearly Archives: 2013


The Exquisite Collection Gavi 2012, Piedmont, Italy (£4.99 Aldi) Slightly nutty with a soft, gentle, peachy character, a touch of cooked apple and a crisp finish. Simple but quite tasty. B- Le Vaglie Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2012, Marche (~£13 Penistone Wine Cellar) Shows notes of nutmeg and cinnamon […]

Wine Tasting Video: Five Italian Whites


Château Patache d’Aux Médoc 2006 (£12.95 The Wine Society) Starts off showing savoury notes (brett), but as the wine comes out of its shell, the juicy blackcurrant and berry fruit emerges, along with a slightly salty tang. The fruit flavours are mellowing, but this is still chunky chewy wine. B+ […]

Wine Tasting Video: Red Bordeaux 2004-2006


Knightor Madeleine Angevine 2011, Cornwall, England (£12.50- £13.99 Ellis Wharton Wines, Wadebridge Wines, Knightor Vineyard, Wine in Cornwall) Combines a ‘green’ grassy nettle and floral character with a softer richer ripe apple and even nectarine note, and adds in a touch of icing sugar – think of the dusting on […]

Wine Tasting Video: White Wines from New Zealand & England




Esprit de Labastide Gaillac Perlé 2012 (£5.95 The Wine Society) Crisp young style, with an Alka Seltzer-like saltiness to its ripe apple, pear and lemon flavours and a prickle of CO2 to add freshness. OK, but just a little hollow. C+ Producteurs Plaimont Rive Haute Colombard Sauvignon Côtes de Gascogne […]

Wine Tasting Video: Five white wines from South West France


Domaine Castan Carignan Pays d’Hérault 2012, Languedoc, France (~£10.50 Smithfield Wine) Soft, sweet, clean and fresh, a touch of jammy dodger to the red cherry and raspberry flavours, hints of herbs and a chewy finish. Also a slightly peppery edge that speaks of reduction. B Domaine Castan Grenache Pays d’Hérault […]

Wine Tasting Video: Spicy Reds from the Languedoc, New Zealand ...