Tag Archives: 2001

The wines of Chateau Coutet 1er Cru, Barsac

In the realm of the sweet wines of Bordeaux, understanding and appreciating the differences between Sauternes and Barsac is paramount. The most distinguishing feature is that Barsac is a ‘hot’ region compared to Sauternes. The soil composition of Sauternes is … Continue reading

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Tasting of Chateau Guiraud and some 2001 Sauternes

I thought I’d take the opportunity to re-post this to continue the Sauternes/Barsac theme. Sweetness in a Pod! – originally posted sometime in 2009. Huddled around two tables like peas in a glass pod (PWS, South Melbourne) on a mild … Continue reading

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Sine Qua Non On Your Toes 2001 Syrah, Central Coast, CA, USA

What a way to start off 2011! This bottle came from JHL Wines by way of Chris (Cloudwine). Aged for 39 months in new oak, A medium+ black ruby core, this prodigious wine exudes enticing aromas of Morello cherry, blueberry … Continue reading

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Turley Zinfandel Pringle Family Vineyard 2001, Howell Mountain, Napa, USA

Purchased from Winebid.com. Intense dark ruby colour. Clean, layered aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, fresh violet florals, hints of baked cloves and pepper. Dry, full-bodied wine with racy acidity and an even slath of tannins. 16.2% alc but you hardly feel … Continue reading

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Australia Day

It’s Australia Day today, dinner on this cool evening is pan-roasted duck fillets over a Federer vs. Nadal Aus Open semi-final; how good is that?! My wine for the night probably gives away who I think will be the winner. … Continue reading

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