Archive for December, 2007

Chatteau Quattre (1996) (Cahors)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

From the Cahors region in France, this red drop is made up of 79% Auxerrios 13 % Merlot 8% Tannat From what I’ve been able to determine in the Cahors region Auxerrios would be known as Malbec in the rest of the world. No idea when its good to drink (or if its way past […]

O’Leary Walker – Shiraz (Clare Valley/McLaren Vale) 2005

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

decanted 15 minutes before trying Fruity nose – hard to pin down – its definitely sweet hints of liquorice even a little menthol (think fishermans friend). Colour is deep red/purple in hue fading to hints of brown on the rim of the glass. Initial peppery spice on the palate followed up by nice clean red […]

Gavioli – Primativo (2004)

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Hailing from Italy this primativo has an interesting colour – not particularly intense – somewhere near ruby in colour, with a dash of red delicious – you can see your fingers through it in a tilted glass.\ The nose has hints of dark berries, overlaid on a subtle forest floor with a new road running […]