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Matthew Sherlock and Ross Hackworth’s website says their wines are “unnerving and contrarian.” But they got me at, ‘Our wines are not for everyone and never will be.” Honest and direct, and that’s the way I like it – the … Continue reading
The story with this entry level Semillon is that in 1993, the winemaker actually forgot about a block of it. When they realized they’d missed picking it, they eventually harvested the block and then made a much more accessible, ‘do … Continue reading
Grand Cru Classé de Graves, Château Carbonnieux, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France, 2011, 13.5% abv, C$65
Today I learned I passed the French Wine Scholar course, so it is logical to celebrate with a French wine, mais bien sûr! I opened the 2009 version a while back, but friends brought this 2011 over to share. A Sauvignon Blanc … Continue reading
My friend Sean N. is one of those intrepid folks who always manages to find a bottle that is unusual and unique – and then has the class to share it. Come to think of it, I have met many … Continue reading
I’ll bet you know what White Bordeaux is – but have you ever heard of the Sémillon grape? White Bordeaux is always a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon added to build out the body. Sauvignon Blanc has a following … Continue reading
Chateau Doisy-Daene, Barsac, Grand Vin de Sauternes, France, Denis Dubourdieu, France, 2009, 13.5% abv, C$50, 375 ml
Doisy-Daene is a Deuxieme Cru property from the Barsac-Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. The 1855 Classification was completed by the Bordeaux Board of Trade for the Paris Exhibition held that year and was the way in which the properties of … Continue reading
In October 2012, I got up at 5am to purchase this wine at the local Bordeaux release upon the recommendation of my good friend, Chef Parker. So, who else to enjoy it with at a local Japanese ‘tall food’ restaurant … Continue reading