A weekly wrap; 23 March 2013

Well, another week has slipped by.  I somehow managed to post quite a few wine reviews this week, though this was perhaps made easier by the number of high quality wines tasted.  I still haven’t managed to write up my promised notes on my extraordinary tasting of old Chassagne-Montrachets the other week.  In fact, I’m […]

Calmel & Joseph Les Terroirs Saint Chinian 2011

Another bottle shot evidencing consumption with an element of gusto.  Saint Chinian extends over very dry terrain in the foothills between Minervois and Faugères in the deep south of France.  This wine is a blend of syrah (60%), grenache (30%) and carignan (10%).  It works well.  Aromatics of dark cherry and an elegant impression of […]

A weekly wrap; 16 March 2014

It’s not every week that I can look through a number of subregions in the Languedoc-Roussillon, some stellar old white Burgundies from Chassagne-Montrachet dating from the 1980s and early 1990s, some old Bordeaux from 1986 and 1989, and one of the best vintages of Mount Mary’s cabernet that I’ve tasted.  Being routinely time poor, it […]