- Published: 26 September 2015 26 September 2015
- Published: 23 September 2015 23 September 2015
Meet Liam O’Dwyer, a young winemaker from Barossa Valley in Australia, traveling through Burgundy soaking up wine and adventure along the way.
We caught up with Liam at Domaine Dublére, located in Savigny La Beaune on the famous Cote D’Or. Here he tells us about his “project” wine: The Chester!
- Published: 10 September 2015 10 September 2015
“2015’s been a fantastic year, very hot… You can’t get much better than that in terms of a pinot noir berry!”
"The quality is very high...compared to last year, there is less quantity but the quality is higher!"
Blair Pethel, Domaine Dublére
- Published: 03 August 2015 03 August 2015
- Published: 26 May 2015 26 May 2015
The end of the world is nigh(!): Bodega Del Fin Del Mundo, Special Blend Reserva 2009, Patagonia, Argentina
- Published: 10 May 2015 10 May 2015
- Published: 27 April 2015 27 April 2015
- Published: 16 February 2015 16 February 2015
Beautiful Beaujolais, Chateau des Jacques, 2010, Louis Jadot, made in the area called Moulin-a-Vent, named after a windmill. This is a serious wine with serious character. It is every bit as potent as top-draw Burgundy so prepare to be entertained.
We served this with a very rare fillet steak from the butcher, and a green bean salad with a dollop of Dijon mustard. The nose on the wine was ripe plums with a whiff of cherry and something deeper, almost flinty, rich warm and complex. It could easily pass as Burgundy; this point was proved when my Instagram post attracted the following comment: “Drunk it last Thursday. Strong pinot Noir. Very good.”
The tight tannic structure indicate that this is a wine that can lay down for a while and keep developing. With the rare fillet and oily salad, it was perfect. The fruit was a perfect match and the tannin cleared the palate ready for the next fork of food. Really enjoyable and at £15.99 it is a real bargain.
Moulin a Vent, Chateau des Jacques 2010 - Sainsbury £15.99
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