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Domaine du Cret de Ruyere and other recent bottles 25/09/2007 (RJB)

Over the last week or so 23/09/2007 (TNB)

14/09/2007 (TNB)

13/09/2007 (TNB)

The wine group at my place 03/09/2007 (TNB)

The Diary - September 2007

Domaine du Cret de Ruyere and other recent bottles 25/09/2007 (RJB)

Three Beaujolais kindly supplied by the winery
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 25/09/2007   Return to top

Over the last week or so 23/09/2007 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 23/09/2007   Return to top

14/09/2007 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 14/09/2007   Return to top

13/09/2007 (TNB)

  • Vouvray 1989 (Chateau Gaudrelle) Old-fashioned - Gaudrelle in this period at least made one wine which was more or less sweet depending on the vintage. This is a rich demi-sec, grassy, very drinkable. I can't see it developing much more - probably time to drink. ***
  • Verdelho 1981, Single Cask (Barbeito) On the plus side, splendid richness, great fruit, authentic flavours, good length. On the down side, like other relatively young Barbeito wines it seems quite sweet and slightly lacks the intellectual austerity I look for. I don't think this is entirely its youth - my impression is that it is a sort of modernism - a dumbing down towards easy accessibility. Very high quality in its way. With some reservations, a bare ***(*)
  • Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru 1988 (Dopff au Moulin) Very drinkable, might have had a bit more presence a year or two ago, but very agreeable. It would be overawed by other wines perhaps but on its own a nice drink. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 13/09/2007   Return to top

The wine group at my place 03/09/2007 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 15/09/2007   Return to top