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Domaines Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

This wine, a cabernet sauvignon merlot blend from Paul Mas and the Languedoc in the south of France, over delivers for its price. It has correct varietal aromas of blackcurrant, smoke and leaf. The palate is full bodied with savoury fruit and medium tannins that are ripe. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website: https://www.paulmas.com/en/home/;…Continue readingDomaines Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

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Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014

A blend of syrah (60%), grenache (35%) and cinsault (5%), this is a moreish and enjoyable Vin de Pays d’Oc from the Languedoc region in the south of France. It’s a “vin biologique” too, i.e. organic. In the glass, it is fruity, yet also earthy and savoury. The palate is medium-full bodied, fruity and a…Continue readingDomaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014

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Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011

This sauvignon blanc from Arrogant Frog is probably the best of their 2011 range that I tasted through. Lemon in colour, it is bright with a pale intensity of colour.  Aromatically, for those used to Marlborough style sauvignon blanc, this is a very restrained offering, with muted notes of stones, minerals, lemon citrus, earth, coriander…Continue readingArrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Arrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2011

The wine’s name is kind of humorous for wine geeks I guess, although I suspect it may elicit more than a couple of blank stares.  A blend of 91% shiraz and 9% viognier, in name and composition it plainly is aimed at capturing the shiraz viognier market, at the modest price of $11.  A deep…Continue readingArrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2011

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Arrogant Frog Ribet Red Cabernet Merlot 2011

The “Arrogant Frog” series of wines hail from the region now known as Pays D’Oc Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP). At $10.99 they are keenly priced and appear designed to be noticed and, I am guessing, to compete with the Yellow Tails of the wine world. It’s even bottled under screwcap. The “Ribet” cabernet merlot is…Continue readingArrogant Frog Ribet Red Cabernet Merlot 2011