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2005 Château Gazin Pomerol is my Superbowl wine tonight. What a beautiful young bruiser this is. Bing cherry, mint, eucalyptus, fruit cake and salted dark chocolate. This is easy to like but really 10 years away from maturity. While it is incredible to drink now, in 10 years this will be a near religious wine experience. Whoa.
Moreish Merlot - Tinhorn Creek 2014 'Oldfield Reserve' Merlot Okanagan Valley, British Columbia B.C. VQA
The start to this glorious Autumn season has been incredible. I cannot remember such a sunny beginning to our usual rainy few months. And what better way to celebrate the Fall colours than with a well-crafted bottle of British Columbia Merlot. 297 more words
2005 Charles Joguet Chinon Franc de Pied Les Varennes du Grand Clos. One of the greatest wines made in the Loire. Unfortunately, the vines that used to produce this wine had to be uprooted after the 2006 vintage because they had been ravaged by phylloxera. This is ultra deep and dark and shows pretty tobacco and black pepper to add to the inky blackberry flavors. Mid palate and finish for days. Too bad this was my very last bottle.
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Cabernet Franc, Les Muriers, Anjou Villages AC, Loïc Mahé, Loire Valley, France, 12.5% abv. 2013, US$20
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From a site located in the western part of Savennières and north of the Loire River, Brittany native Loïc Mahé grows bio/organic grapes on shale soils and makes unfiltered wines fermented with natural yeasts and few interventions like sulfites or chaptalisation. 93 more words