Wines we have tasted

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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