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.
Mellow Merlot from Down under, surprisingly good.
Brian McGuigan’s signed a lot of bottles before he retired!
The nice thing about Pot Luck is you get to try wines that you wouldn’t really risk E20 or more on and there have been some nice finds, the downside is that you can come across some dross too.
SA Bulk wine bottled in France. Bland, brutally boring Merlot.
Grapes from Negotino in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and bottled in Slovenia.
High alcohol (14%), this was a nice find in the wineonline.ie potluck sale.
One to watch, though they need a label designer – there is a competency in creating a nice wine here.
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?
The pinnacle of the big stone?
A dinner party bring. Lovely Satiny tannins, slightly tart fruit.
A Merlot (85), Cabernet Franc (15) blend, blended and bottled by Maison Delor
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
background here: http://chateau-pierrail.fr/accueil/l=en
Another excellent Alan Crowley recommendation