BriO de Cantenac Brown 2006
French
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BriO de Cantenac Brown 2006

Pronounced scent of cassis with a touch of spices. Gave a sense of broadness on the palate with its firm tannins smoothed out quickly. However,…

Mas des Agrunelles, L’Indigene 2010
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Mas des Agrunelles, L’Indigene 2010

A very fresh style of southern blend that consisted of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. First whiff was already an opulent display of licorice, white pepper, dark…

Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 2011
French
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Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 2011

Smelling its fresh peach, lemon and salty minerals, I let down my defence thinking this would be a fairly round wine. But under this facet…

Hugh de Payen 2004
French
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Hugh de Payen 2004

Fresh green apple notes supported by a deep mineral undertone, crisp and refreshing. Sharp acidity and tight structure, packaged into a very solemn expression with…

Domaine Richaud Cairanne Côte du Rhône Villages 2011
French
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Domaine Richaud Cairanne Côte du Rhône Villages 2011

Initial whiff of musty funk that suggested Brettanomyces. After waiting patiently for half an hour to decide its fate, I could pick up marginally ripe red…

Deux Montille, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Gamay 2007
French
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Deux Montille, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Gamay 2007

Plenty of chalky mineral presented to the nose while fruits were shy, probably got scared away by the challenging vintage. Strong, razor-like sharpness from the acid…