Wine List


Here are the last 10 wines I tasted or bought

I got married recently last year and our friends were very generous with their gifts, including a number of bottles of wine. So that I remember what we drunk I’m keeping tabs:

Domaine Capion Le Juge

Robert Parker rated Domain Capion as “one of the Languedoc-Roussillon’s most impressive estates. Readers take note!”. This wine, the top Shiraz from Capion, won gold at the International Wine Challenge – the biggest and toughest wine competition of them all. It’s from the landmark 2000 year – a brilliant vintage and ready aged for you to drink now. Big and powerful, this is a classic Shiraz. (Virgin Wines)

A heavy wine to enjoy slowly. Went down well. It’s French wine with corks hanging off its hat.

Wolf Blass SA Shiraz

According to their tasting notes it’s:

a vivid dark red with a bouquet of lifted pepper and spice supported by subtle sweet-oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied with excellent berry fruit flavours. It is a rich, complex and well structured wine.

Can’t go wrong with Wolf Blass. Went down very well with the Eurovision Song Contest

Had a night on my own last weekend and rather than break in to the wedding wine I had a bottle of Fox Gordon Eight Uncles Shiraz.

A lovely drop, rich full and gently spicy. The grapes are sourced from three individual vineyards combining into a mulberry, plums and spice wonder. Full-bodied and balanced. The second vintage release of this label with 900 cases made. Alcohol 14.5%. Spitoon

Chateau Labegorce (France) Margaux 2001

Solid, quite dense blue/black, plummy fruit quality. Little hints of cedary fragrance. Ripe, sweet fruit on the palate too, with a palate-filling density and nicely supportive framework of supple tannins and good acidity. Finishes very positively. 91/100

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