Domaine du Salut Graves 2010

This is a sound wine from Domaine du Salut, a hitherto untasted producer. ¬†From the 2010 vintage, it’s a blend of 60% merlot and 40% cabernet sauvignon. ¬†It provides more or less satisfactory drinking, with some earth and barnyard characters. ¬†Its merlot influence lends it a red berry character that reminds of basic AOP redContinue reading “Domaine du Salut Graves 2010”

A couple of Bordeaux blancs; Sirius Bordeaux Blanc Sauvignon Blanc S√©millon 2014 and Ch√Ęteau Crabitey Graves Blanc 2015

Take 2; in my haste to correct a typo, I managed to delete the entire post. ¬†Easily done it would seem and the recovery methods offered by blogs various unusually arcane. ¬†If you managed to read the first post, hopefully my replacement here bears some resemblance. There is a sniff that Bordeaux Blanc may beContinue reading “A couple of Bordeaux blancs; Sirius Bordeaux Blanc Sauvignon Blanc S√©millon 2014 and Ch√Ęteau Crabitey Graves Blanc 2015”

A couple of Bordeaux reds; Sirius Bordeaux 2012 and Ch√Ęteau Crabitey Graves 2012

Here a couple of new Bordeaux imports; both well priced. Sirius Bordeaux 2012I frankly find the path of AOP Bordeaux reds littered with wines that can underwhelm or merit muted praise. ¬†But as ever, careful searching leads to the exceptions. ¬†And this wine is an exception, presenting like a good¬†cru¬†bourgeois that I would happily buy.Continue reading “A couple of Bordeaux reds; Sirius Bordeaux 2012 and Ch√Ęteau Crabitey Graves 2012”

Chateau Chollet Graves 2010

Graves is an underrated appellation just outside of Bordeaux. ¬†This wine though is a bit of a journeyman wine, despite its consumption in the rather scenic setting of Annecy’s old town. ¬†From the highly regarded 2010 vintage, it ekes out flavours of blackcurrant in a pleasant enough fashion. ¬†The acid’s a bit high though forContinue reading “Chateau Chollet Graves 2010”

Chateau Haut-Peyrous Graves 2010

Chateau Haut-Peyrous’ Graves from the 2010 vintage is a blend of 75% semillon and 25% sauvignon blanc. ¬†It is yellow to gold in colour, and opens to clean light intensity aromatics of straw, lemon, minerals, wet stones and dried herbs. ¬†The palate, like the blend, is more semillon than sauvignon blanc. ¬†It is dry andContinue reading “Chateau Haut-Peyrous Graves 2010”

Chateau Haut-Peyrous Graves 2008

Chateau Haut-Peyrous is a blend of 65% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc rounded out with dashes of petit verdot and malbec. ¬†It presents as a classic left bank style of Bordeaux, with aromatics of cedar, cigar box and tobacco. ¬†Dry and balanced, the palate initially showed a firm, almost minerally acid line,Continue reading “Chateau Haut-Peyrous Graves 2008”