For the money, an outstanding value claret that sends some of the famed / named houses to Coventry.
Pantone 209 with good legs in the glass, warm nose, wonderful dry mouthfeel, silky firm tannins, lovely aftertaste. Always a pleasure to imbibe a Chaignes creation.
Some Wild Geese for Dad’s Birthday.
Perhaps a bit over the hill, not quite vintage Lynch-Bages.
It was a bit thin with a rusty colour around the edges.
Nonetheless, a nice nose and you could taste the remnants of a more complex or fuller texture.
A deliciously refreshing Clairet from the house of Ballan-Larquette.
Paler in colour than previous vintages this is a taste of a good Summer, taste of cherries and aroma of the garden / cut grass.
From the Wild Geese Vat Pack an elegant Sauvignon Blanc. None of the acid tang of an NZ offering, this is a refined, confident, dry drop of white.
Amy and Lesley enjoyed this while we celebrated Ross’ elevation to Captaincy.
Wineonline Pot Luck EUR125 per case of 12
Slightly thin berried oakey vanilled Claret. Pleasant nonetheless. This is a Tesco wine, I wonder if they offload their bin ends to wineonline?
We served this at Christmas dinner and all the table loved it. Perfect complement to the fantastic traditional Dinner.
Good tannins, vanilla nose, big but not overpowering mouthfeel, dry silky finish.
15% Merlot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Another excellent Alan Crowley recommendation
We served this at The McConkey Lunch to celebrate Dad’s Birthday.
Well made, dark cherries, lovely tannin structure with a long dry finish.
From Laura’s wine club.
Calvet’s reputation is for specializing in sourcing and blending Bordeaux wines.
This is another confident offering from their stable.
Lovely fruit, solid dry mouthfeel, great delivery.
Will seek out again.
An inoffensive, light claret.
Not sure how we came across though I do remember seeing it on Peploes wine list and Tesco also stock it
– but I can’t find out much more about it, nor Chateau Rouquette.