30 November 2008

Dourthe No.1

Rating: 17
Tasting Notes:
An excellent, characteristic Bourdeaux wine. Medium body, well-balanced, excellent finish. Rounded tannins, currants, smooth smokey flavor. One of the best we tried this week. Though we ate it with an amazing mustard rabbit dish which probably helped bolster the tasting experience. Highly recommended!
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Name: Dourthe no.1
Year: 2004
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Producer: Dourthe
Type: Red
Varietal: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: ?

Goundrey Offspring Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Rating: 15
Tasting Notes:
A nice Cab from Australia, very rich and full in the mouth, nice balance, medium finish. We tasted vanilla, a little spice. It's lasted three days so far in our wine cooler. A little sweeter than we expected, but would be amazing with red meats and heavy cheeses, especially stinky ones. It was great with a raclette!

Name: Goundrey
Year: 2004
Country: Australia (Western)
Producer: Goundrey
Type: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $20

How do we rate wines?

We try to keep track of all the wines we drink, but as winos... you know it's difficult.

Our scale is based on 20 points. 20 is the best. 16 is the median. 10 is about as low as we go in terms of bothering to taste it and not spitting it out.
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Our goal for this blog is to catalog/taste as many of the wines in Quebec (local and through public outlets) as possible, though sometimes we might stray geographically.


Mas de Forton

Rating: 16
Tasting Notes:
Another good value wine. 'Mas' means 'domaine' in the langue d'Oc. Nice balance, tastes like cherries to start after 30 minutes the flavor changes to prunes. Well balanced, great with red meat, a long finish.

Name: Mas de Forton
Year: 2006
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation: Vin de Pays du Gard
Varietal: Syra-Merlot
Price: $11

15 November 2008

Carmen Chardonnay

Rating: 16
Tasting Notes:
Good value for the money. This is balanced chardonnay, tastes of peaches and pears, light, slightly-dry, effervescent. Leaves you wanting more.

Name: Carmen
Year: 2006
Country: Chili
Producer: Carmen
Area: Central Valley
Type: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
Price: $10

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