Wine Wednesday – Fleurie Cuvee SPaciale 2015 – Domaine du Chateau du Grand Pre

Flavours: Given the somewhat funky nose (smell) the flavour profile is not what you’d expect. There is lots of lovely bright red fruits, cranberries, strawberry. Very smooth, well rounded and delicious.

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Wine Wednesday –Lopez de Heredia ‘Vina Gravonia’ 2006 – Ree-OH-Ha, but not as you know it……White Rioja 😜

Flavours: Stone fruits! This is as simple as it sounds, anything from peaches to plums. For me I get a sort of dried apricot. This really evolves if you swish it around in your mouth a bit. Citrusy flavours get deeper and richer, almost candied.

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Wine Wednesday – Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2011 – Affordable luxury!!!

Flavours: Big full fruit flavours here (black currants, cherry /kirsch in wine speak). Really well balanced wine (i.e. no element overpowers the other, acid, tannin (that feeling of your mouth drying when you taste) etc…). There’s also a lovely meaty, smokiness to it adding to its length (how long you can taste the wine after you’ve swallowed it, try it!)

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