Wines we have tasted

July at Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – Loire Valley

Vouvray Brut Sparkling NV Moncontour £16
Savennieres 2016 La Bigottiere, Domaine Richou £35
La Voute 2017 Touraine Chenonceaux £17
Pouilly Fume 2018 Jean-Pierre Bailly £19.50
Sancerre 2018 Hubert Brochard £19
Sancerre 2016 Galinot Domaine Gitton £50
Chinon  2018 Ch Coudray Montpensier £13
Clau de Nell 2016 AOC Anjou £32

Quaffing white wines
Chenin Blanc 2018 Wally £9
Vouvray Sec 2018 Moncontour £14

Quaffing red wine
Touraine Rouge 2017 Brossette £14

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May/June at Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – Argentina

Torrontes/Riesling 2018, Bodega Amalaya Salta,  12.5%   £11
Torrontes 2017, Bodega Colomé, Cafayate 13.5% £12
Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Bodega Santa Ana, Mendoza 12%
Signature White Blend 2016, Susan Balbo, Mendoza 13.5%
Chenin Blanc 2018 unflitered ‘JiJiJi’, Bodega Gen del Alma, Uco Valley 12% £16
Chardonnay 2016 Dedicado, Finca Flinchman, Tupungato Valley 13% £18
Malbec/Bonarda/Petit Verdot 2017, Kaiken Vistaflores, Uco Valley 14% £10
Malbec 2018 Barrancas, Mendoza 13.5% £9
Trousseau Joven 2017 Nouveau, Bodegas Miras, Patagonia 13.5% £16
Cabernet Franc 2014 Obertura, Kaiken Vineyards, Uco Valley 14.5% £27.50
Mai Malbec 2014, Kaiken Vineyards, Mendoza 14.5% £40
Malbec 2015 Altura Maxima, Bodega Colomé 14.5% £90

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April at Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – Modern Germany

Weissburgunder 2017 Andreas Bender Mosel 12%
Gewurztraminer 2017 Weingut Julg Pfalz 12.5%
Riesling Trocken 2014 Schlieferkopf Baden  14%
Riesling Kabinett Trocken Lieser Schloss Berg The Purist 2017  Axel Pauly  Mosel 11%
Riesling Trocken Abtsberg Grosses Gewachs 2016 Maximin Grunhauser Ruwer Mosel 12%
Trollinger Trocken Alte Reben 2016 Aldinger Wurttemberg    13%
Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) 2016 Wolfgang Furst Franken 11%
Dornfelder 2016 Louis Guntrum Rhinehessen 10.5%
Riesling Auslese Geysersberg 2015 Dreissigacker Bechtheimer Rheinhessen  8.5%

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April Fine Wine Tasting & Dinner at Le Salon Privé – Left Bank Bordeaux

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Entre Deux Mers 2018 Château Fontenille (on arrival)
Pavillon La Tourelle 2016 AOC Medoc
Château Fourcas Borie 2012 AOC Listrac-Medoc
Château Duplessis 2010 AOC Moulis-en-Medoc
Chapelle de Potensac 2010 AOC Medoc
Prestige de Calvet 2017 AOC Bordeaux (with chicken liver parfait)
Château Le Crock 2011 AOC St Estephe Cru Bourgeois
M de Moulin Riche 2013 AOC St Julien
Château Moulin Riche 2013 AOC St Julien
Baron de Brane 2011 AOC Margaux
Château Batailley 2009 5eme Grand Cru Classé AOC Pauillac
Château Larose-Trintaudon 2014 AOC Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois (with with Daube de Boeuf)
Chateau Citran 2005 AOC Haut Medoc (with Comté cheese)
Chateau Laville 2015 AOC Sauternes  (with Tarte Tatin)

March at Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – Rioja vs Ribera del Duero

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Verdejo 2017  Flor de Vetus  DO Rueda 12.5%
Rioja Blanco 2017  Vina Izadi  DOCa Rioja 13.5%
Rioja Crianza 2015  Bodegas Lan  DOCa Rioja 13.5%
Rioja Reserva 2012 Bodegas Lan DOCa Rioja 13.5%
Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 Bodegas Lan DOCa Rioja 13.5%
Pruno 2016  Finca Villacreces  DO Ribera del Duero 13.5%
Ribera del Duero 2015 Finca Villacreces DO Ribera del Duero 14%
Corimbo I 2013 Reserva  Bodegas La Horra  DO Ribera del Duero   14%
Roda I Rioja Reserva Bodegas Roda DOCa Rioja 14% – 2004 tasted at RWS, 2007 at TWS

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February Fine Wine Tasting & Dinner at Bacco  – Giro d’Italia

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Soave La Rocca Pieropan 2015   £30
Franz Haas Manna 2016 Alto Adige    £30
Livio Felluga Terre Alte 2016 Isonzo   £60
Vie di Romans Chardonnay 2016 Mariano     £35
Vigna Alfiero 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Valdipiatta     £39
Mille e Una Notte 2015 Donnafugata    £65
Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Gran Sel ‘Colonia’ 2009   £85
Franz Haas Moscato Rosa ‘Schweizer’ 37.5cl 2015     £31
L*****Franc 2013 Sperino    £75

February at Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies – Fine wines of Gallo

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MacMurray Pinot Gris 2016  Russian River 14.5%
Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2016 Washington State 13.8%
Frei Brothers  Chardonnay 2016  Sonoma County 14%
MacMurray  Pinot Noir 2015 Central Coast 14%
MacMurray Pinot Noir 2015 Russian River  14%
Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Sonoma County 14%
Orin Swift Abstract 2016 Northern California Blend 15.5%
Orin Swift Papillon 2016 Napa Valley 15.5%

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February Fine Wine Tasting & Dinner at Le Salon Privé – Sherry and Madeira

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Palomino 2017 Ojo de Gallo (table wine)
Macharnudo Alto, DO Tierra de la Cadiz   £14.00 – available from me

Sherries

Manzanilla La Gitana
Bodegas Hidalgo £12.50 – widely available

Fino Inocente
Bodegas Valdespino £16 – widely available

Amontillado Tio Diego
Bodegas Valdespino £17 – widely available

Oloroso Dry
Lustau £11.99 in Waitrose

Palo Cortado Wellington VOS
Bodegas Hidalgo £24/50cl bottle – widely available

Oloroso Solera 1842 VOS
Bodegas Valespino £35 – widely available

Cream Tomas Abad
Lustau £11.99 in Waitrose

Pedro Ximinez El Candado
Bodegas Valdepsino  £12/37.5cl –  available from me!  Give me a call!

Madeiras

Sercial 10YO
Verdelho 10YO
Boal 10YO
Mavasia 10YO
All Henriques & Henriques, all £20/50cl, widely available

 

January at Richmond and Teddington Wine Societies: TUSCANY WITH A TWIST.

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White Wines
Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Meriggio Fontodi £19.50
Vermentino 2015 Pagus Camilla Poggio Al Tesoro £45.00

The highlights of the tastings were the next three:
Rosso di Montalcino 2016 Poggio San Polo £20.00
Chianti Classico 2016 Felsina £19.00
Il Seggio 2015 Poggio al Tesoro @ £24.00

Quaffing Wines:
Garganega/Trebbiano 2018 Ponte Pietra £7.50
Chianti 2016 Mediceo £9.00

The Final Two
Brunello di Montalcino 2012 Poggio San Polo £45.00 (at Richmond)
Brunello di Montalcino 2012 Cantine di Montalcino £35.00 (at Teddington)
Vin Santo 2006 Felsina £27.50 per half bottle

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