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12 April, 2013

LaCheteau Vouvray 2011

Comments : 2 Posted in : Vouvray, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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LaCheteau Vouvray 2011 Loire Valley, France The nose of this white wine is subdued. Honeydew and the tickle of tannins are all I get from it. On tasting, it initially reminds me of Southern white wines with a lot of sweetness. Luckily, a healthy dose of acidity counteracts that. It’s bright and buttery, and lime,
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6 February, 2013

Seigneurs de Bergerac 2011 Bergerac Sec

Posted in : Bergerac Sec, Dessert Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Seigneurs de Bergerac 2011 Bergerac Sec Dordogne Valley, France This wine was part of a value pack from my wine shop up the street. It’s pale yellow. The nose is a well-blended mix of flowers and minerals. Mildly sweet, and tannins play against that sweetness for a nicely balanced body. The lime is perhaps too
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17 August, 2012


Posted in : Absinthe on by : The Gourmez
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Absente France 55% ABV This is a pretty darn expensive absinthe at $60 according to my husband—it was a birthday present. It’s from France, but the fake import stickers on the label are off putting. If they are from France, they don’t need to play at it. However, my doubts are quieted as I drink
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23 May, 2012

Revelation Cabernet-Merlot 2010

Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Revelation Cabernet-Merlot 2010 Pays D’Oc, France This French blend comes across like a Spanish wine with plenty of spice in nice proportions. Those Spaniards can go overboard sometimes, so the balance is appreciated. The fruit is lovely, bright and young with raspberry and champagne grapes prominently featured. A bit of tobacco lends depth, and the
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18 October, 2011

Castelmaure Corbieres Col des Vents 2008

Posted in : Languedoc, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Castelmaure Corbières Col des Vents 2008 Languedoc, South France   This red wine’s nose is full of jammy blackberry-fruit-leather notes. It smells warm, with a smidge of potpourri essence to it. Aeration is important for appreciating this wine—-it tastes far too tight and tart without it, like cranberry and eucalyptus. Given some airing, the tartness
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