Hugel Gentil 2014, Alsace, France (£13.90 Cambridge Wine Merchants Ltd, The Oxford Wine Company Ltd, Salut Wines, Lewis & Cooper Ltd, Taurus Wines, Last Drop Wines Ltd, Liquorice, Italian Continental Stores Ltd) No shortage of flavour here, with peachy weight, a lightly perfumed edge and creamy buttery notes, but it’s […]

Aromatic white wines from France & Argentina

El Esteco Tannat 2011, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina (£7.49 Marks and Spencer) Plush, chocolatey and fleshy, offers New World sweetness and ripeness of fruit with Old World earthiness, just on right side of raisinny, with a meaty edge to its plummy blackberry flavours. B+ Domaine Chiroulet Côtes de Gascogne Grande Réserve […]

Wine Tasting Video: Tannat-based wines from South West France & ...

World Malbec Day? Malbec World Day? Whichever way round it is, this is the third year on which April 17th has seen celebrations for all things Malbec-y – more info here. Here’s me setting into eight examples, all from Argentina, unless specified. Château de Chambert Cahors Malbec 2008, South West […]

Wine Tasting Video: Malbec World Day 2013