Here are two old tasting notes, this time with a few pictures included!
It has been over a month since I last posted old tasting notes. These five posts cover mostly Southern Rhone wines.
Five Wines from Vacqueyras, 24 July 2008
Three from 2000, Boursan and Feraud-Brunel, 24 July 2008
Cotes du Rhone Villages under $18 , 20 June 2008
Cahors, Corbieres, and Minervois, Tasted 06 June 2008
Four Affordable French Wines, Tasted 04 June 2008
I attended eight tasting with the Bristol University Wine Circle. I have scanned my tasting sheets and transcribed my notes. Beware, these are casual drinking notes so they are full of mistakes! I tasted a wide range of wines, many of which I did not like along with a few that were stellar. I tasted my first wines from Mexico and South Africa. I particularly liked 1985 Domaine de Chevalier and 1970 Marques de Murrietta, Tinto Gran Reserva. I tasted wine from “Washington’s dirtiest winemaker” Blackwood Canyon and recommended one stay away from 1989 Badacsonyi Szurkebarat, Lake Balaton. Surprisingly, I also tasted the 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon from the immensely popular Quilceda Creek.
This post wraps up my time spent at Bristol University. After my finals I spent my summer in continental Europe. Once there I drank a fair amount of Franken wine in Frankfurt, Germany where I learned to prefer Riesling over other varietals. While I studied architectural history in Florence, Italy I drank particularly cheap wine in between pints of Guinness at the Irish pub. Then at the end of the summer I returned to the newly formed Czech Republic and visited a family winery in Vienna, Austria. This later trip is the inspiration for an upcoming series of posts on The Vineyards of Vienna.
Wine Tasting, Reid Wines, 13th Oct 1992
Here are three more posts from notes that I took during June 2008.
Here are links to the final set of old tasting notes that I am publishing this week. I think I might still have a bottle or two of the German wines that I tasted. If so I shall make sure to try them again soon and report back!
Here are two older posts covering France, Portugal, and Spain:
Here are two more old posts from February 2008. I believe I still have some Solitary Vineyards wine from Australia so I shall have to see if my suggestion of cellaring the wine is holding up. And it is good to see my earliest note on Clos de Fees published in the French post.