Marc Brédif Chinon 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Marc Brédif’s 2017 Chinon from the Loire Valley.  If you enjoy Loire Valley cabernet franc, you can contrast it to recent wine reviews here of a Saumur from the same 2017 vintage and a Saumur-Champigny from the warmer 2018 vintage. The Chinon style here is similar to the Saumur wine,Continue reading “Marc Brédif Chinon 2017 Wine Review”

Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of a high quality Saumur Champigny cabernet franc from Thierry Germain and the 2018 vintage.  Various expressions of cabernet franc are produced by Thierry and this is the “Domaine des Roches Neuves”.  The first thing to note is the deep purple colour of the wine in the glass, confirming the 2018Continue reading “Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny 2018 Wine Review”

Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review

This viognier is from Paul Mas and the Pays d’Oc IGP in the south of France. It’s a well made wine.  Local Australian versions of viognier can sometimes miss the mark navigating the tension between the high sugar (and alcohol) and low natural acidity of this variety. But here the wine is soft, ripe andContinue reading “Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review”

Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas 2015

This is a delicious Gigondas from Tardieu Laurent and one of the better wines I have tried from this appellation. It has savoury and immediately appealing aromas of boysenberry, blueberry and well integrated cedar. The palate is full bodied with attractive grippy tannins, a refined balance, medium acidity and ripe boysenberry fruit. Long length onContinue reading “Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas 2015”

Chateau La Lagune Haut-Médoc 2010

This is an excellent La Lagune from the outstanding 2010 Bordeaux vintage.  It has unmistakeable left bank aromas of cedar and blackcurrant.  The palate is between medium and full bodied, the tannins are a little softer than expected for this vintage and the length on the finish is long.  This is one of those winesContinue reading “Chateau La Lagune Haut-Médoc 2010”