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 September 2015 



Raffle wine:

PDFColin Braithwaite

Anfora Trio, Turkey, won by Barry Wilmot

Wines Region Country Source Cost Comments
1. Domaine A. Cailbourdin 2013 Cuvée de Boisfleury, Pouilly Fumé AOC Loire
France Wine Society
12.5%  The wine had a creamy sweet nose, dry acidity on the palate with a desiccating citrus finish.
2. Domain Labet 2011 Fleur de Marne "Le Montceau" Côtes du Jura AOC Jura
France Cellar Door
13%   A sweet, almost syrupy approach, quite pungent with some flint/struck match. On the palate there was oak and a touch of acetone, along with honeysuckle. It had a complex and tannic finish.
3. Domain de la Renardière 2011 Arbois-Pupillin Grande Réserve, Arbois AOC
France Cellar Door
13% Kirsch liqueur nose with some undertones of forest vegetation. Lean and clean on the palate, a little drying, with a touch of strawberry on the finish
4. Domaine David Renaud 2010 Irancy AOC
France Cellar Door
13%. 95% Pinot Noir 5% Cesar with a fresh nose, some mint and dark berries, showing ripe fruit with cool tannins. A warming wine but with a slightly short finish. This was popular, with a few years of life left in it.
5. Karl H Johner 2010 Kaiserstuhl Pinot Noir  Baden Germany Wine Society £10.30 13.5% The nose was of sweaty feet and smoked cheese with a lean approach. There was ripe, warm fruit on the mid-palate, a touch jammy with good balance of oak, but a short finish.
6. Domaine Saint Antonin 2012 Cuvée Lou Cazalet, Faugères AOP Languedoc
France Wine Society
14.5%- 30% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre. A fragrant, almost confected nose with a thick, sweet approach and a warm finish.
7. Celler Malondro 2009 Latria, Montsant DO Catalonia Spain Wine Society £16 14.5%  50% Carignan, 50% Garnacha. The nose was Grenache with simple, sweet fruit on the palate, but no real complexity.
8. Château Sainte-Eulalie 2011 La Cantilene, Minervois La Livinière AOC
France Wine Society
14.5%   55% Syrah, 20% Granache, 25%Carignan. A dark nose with roasted coffee, chocolate and a sight savoury/meaty character. It had a smooth, cool approach which turns forceful, showing acidity, dark fruit and fine tannins which build into a long finish.
9. Château Vignelaure 2007 Coteaux d’ Aix en Provence Provence
France Wine Society
14.5%  70% Cab. Sauv, 30% Syrah. A sweet nose with a touch of graphite and mushroom. Gentle approach with quite zesty acidity that takes hold towards the warm finish, tannins building up between sips. Some vegetal greenness at the edges.

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