Gaintza Getariako Txakolina 2013

Unbelievably fresh rose, Gaintza Getariako Txakolina 2013 from Basque Country (Chacoli de Guetaria in Spanish) is a perfect wine for summer but I enjoyed it yesterday even if it is the middle of winter ;) Moreover, Txakolis are mostly white, so I enjoyed my rose one even more. The colour reminds me a bit of boiled sweets but the aroma is simply amazing – strawberry and raspberry with a hint of black fruits and some spices, herbs […]

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The Hurricane 2012

Wine Lady - the tasting note and wine details of The Hurricane 2012 on a wine blog

I think everyone has its own favourite wine, that bring up great feelings and memories. Often it is not an expensive wine, nor a perfect one, but it has a huge emotional value. And this is what matters. The Hurricane 2012 is my unforgettable wine. There is a story about the Hurricane behind the label and when I think ‘Hurricane’, I think about people that are very important to me. The wine itself was the first one […]

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The multi-layer feeling. Champagne Taittinger. My story.

A fondness to champagne came to me relatively late comparing to the love for other wines. I cannot say whether I could not appreciate them at the time or I didn’t feel like I want to appreciate them at all. But then something had happened to me and I realized how many beautiful moments I experienced with champagne and since then the category of champagne has become a part of my life. Enjoy my story of Champagne […]

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Weekly blend – Dec 2014

This time I tasted wines from a supermarket with a various price level. I describe all the wines from supermarkets as: “buy now, sell tomorrow and tell your customer to drink it as soon as he gets home” but I am sure some of them you can leave in your cellar for a little longer. Chateau de Bessanes Bordeaux AOC 2011 Easy to drink wine with an intensive aroma of black fruits (blueberry, blackberry, dark cherry) with […]

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November’s last weekly blend

Last week was all about good wines, shopping and gifts that made me feel better. In addition to tasting notes of new wines in this post I will write about problems with white wines from 2014 vintage, some new gadgets in my collection and others that I hope you will find interesting. Let’s start with tasting notes of whites from last week. Les Hauts de Smiths 2012 The second wine of Haut Smith Lafitte is a nice, […]

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The ‘weekly blend’ tasting notes – November 2014

This week was once again full of great tasting wine and I enjoyed the diversity of the wines I am lucky enough to taste. Below you will find three tasting notes of new wines that have recently appeared from my cellar. Roche Mazet Syrah-Rose Brut I was very surprised when I realized this was a sparkling rose from the Languedoc. I have never tasted one before and I didn’t know what to expect. The colour was pink […]

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Blend of the week – November 2014

Another week goes by and into this week’s blend I want to include a beer along with the wines as I found this particular beer very amusing. So let’s start the tasting summary of this week’s four wines. Do you know any of these wines below?  Alsace Riesling Vin d’Alsace 2013 I bought this wine as a consolation because I couldn’t find any German Rieslings anywhere in Bordeaux. It was not the perfect choice but at least […]

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Weekly Blend – November 2014

‘Weekly Blend’ is a new series of posts that I’d like to introduce to my Readers. I plan to publish tasting notes of wines that I tasted recently and I think they are worth knowing about. All my tasting notes show my personal and subjective point of view and I know not all of you will agree with me everytime but I am more than keen on reading your opinions in the comments box under each ‘weekly […]

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Château de Minière – 14 shades of cabernet franc. Reds.

Last week I wrote about rosé wines and wines with natural CO2 (pétillant naturel) made in Château de Minière – the article is available here. Now it is time for their reds. The first wines that I tasted were the unoaked entry level wines: three vintages of Rouge de Minière and one Chevalier de Minière. Rouge de Minière Cabernet Franc 2013 has a deep red colour and a medium intense aroma which consists of red currant and […]

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Château de Minière – 14 shades of Cabernet Franc. Roses and pétillant naturel.

I think that each wine lover is able to recognize the Cabernet Sauvignon in the glass, as it is one of the most popular grapes varieties in the world. Its close relative, Cabernet Cranc, is mainly associated with the Right Bank of Bordeaux where it is blended with Merlot. As a single varietal wine Cabernet Franc has not gained such great fame as Cabernet Sauvignon and pure Cabernet Franc is difficult to recognize even for those who […]

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Chateau La Gaffeliere – dance among the purple tanks..

I am impressed by how the modern techniques can be linked to the old traditions. I like to observe them, the way they join, how they complement each other; I love them being as one. However sometimes one very new building or furniture does not match the rest. Well, not everyone can boast the good taste… but at Chateau La Gaffeliere they definitely knew what they were doing!     Wine producers have to struggle with similar […]

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