Category Archives: France

Château Bellevue La Forêt 2020

This is a grape that is new to me, Negrette described as a rustic grape from the South of France, so I decided to give it a while … Dak in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid … Continue reading

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Invivo X, SJP Sud de France Rosé 2021

Ok, I have to admit, I avoid celebrity wines. I’m not convinced the celebrity brings anything to the table. I bought this one with no research walking through the LCBO and didn’t even notice this was associated with Sarah Jessica … Continue reading

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Mirabeau X Rosé 2021

Nothing quite beats a Provence Rose and this is no exception. Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some solid crisp dry cranberry notes with vibrant acidity and minerality. On the medium … Continue reading

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Domaine Tariquet Classic Blanc 2021

This wine is an interesting blend of a number of grapes I’ve not heard of before so I was curious … Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant acidity, strong … Continue reading

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Château Bouscassé 2016

Dark in color with a smoky, earthy nose along with some black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays deep rich black berries along with some nice peppery notes, vibrant acidity and firm tannins. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Château Gémeillan 2014

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose … On the mid palate the displays lovely rich black berries, black cherries and the like to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity … Continue reading

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Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries, raspberries and strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice palate coating sour cherry notes, lovey … Continue reading

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Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2020

I’ll be honest and up front, there isn’t a chance I would pay the original price $34.95 let along the reduced price of $28.25 but when I was in my local LCBO they had this one for $19.95 so I … Continue reading

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Château la Tour de l’Évêque Rosé 2020

Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant, tart, cranberry like flavors. On the mid palate the wine displays some bright vibrant acidity, quite refreshing and it lingers nicely on the palate. … Continue reading

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Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon 2018

Biases up front, I’m really not a fan of most Niagara, and even Ontario gamay noirs, they are too much more of a noveau style with fruit forward, and sweetness being dominant. I’ve been schooled before about some serious Gamays … Continue reading

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Marcel Cabelier Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2015

Slightly golden in color with a smokey/flinty nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild apple notes along with smokey/flinty notes to match the nose. There’s also some noticeable woody notes, oak etc. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Le Grand Cerf Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice grassy and citrus notes along with some VERY mild pink grapefruit. On the medium side of length the wine displays some nice softer … Continue reading

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2020 Miraval Rosé

Salmon in color with soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some strawberry and cranberry notes … On the tongue there’s a hint of pepper and sharp tart notes that’s a little unusual and lasts a … Continue reading

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Mado en Provence Rosé 2020

Pale salmon in color with s mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely crisp dry strawberry notes that dance nicely on the tongue. On the medium length finish citrus notes and acidity linger nicely, nice and dry. … Continue reading

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Mado en Provence Rosé 2020

Pale salmon in color with a nice crisp minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berry notes, strawberry and raspberries … On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dry crispness where … Continue reading

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Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon 2019

Pale straw in color with a floral nose, in a lot of way the nose reminded me of a Gewürztraminer. On the mid palate the wine is an odd taste, some smoky notes, some more floral notes along with some … Continue reading

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Saint Mont Les Vieilles Vignes 2016

Inky dark in color with a nice dry black berry nose. On the mid palate it’s all black berries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice soft acidity and tannins. This is a smooth, elegant … Continue reading

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Tessellae Rosé 2020

Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely crisp dry tartness, cranberries and strawberries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine’s vibrant acidity linger nicely with some citrus notes … Continue reading

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2020 Jaffelin Bourgogne Aligote AOC

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp, dry, mildly tart notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and dryness. This is a softer, gentler Aligote, … Continue reading

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Domaine de Triennes Rosé 2020

A lovely salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp tartness, strawberries and the like that dance on the tongue beautifully. On the medium length finish the tart acidity lingers nicely. … Continue reading

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Château Peyros Tannat/Cabernet Franc 2016

There was a hint that this was going to be a bigger wine, and that was that they added Cab Franc to soften the tannat … I think this might be my first tannat. Inky dark in color with a … Continue reading

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Gassier Sables d’Azur Rosé 2019

A beautiful salmon color in the glass, this wine displays some mild citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine is vibrant and vivid with bold strawberries being dominant, some mild hints of pink grapefruit as well, but overall the … Continue reading

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Antoine Simoneau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

If your looking for value out of France, look no further than Touraine which is the little brother of better know Sancerre’s, and come at a much reduced price. Pale straw in color with a nice citrus and minerally nose. … Continue reading

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Roche de Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice ripe cherry notes along with some nice rustic and earthy notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant … Continue reading

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Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pale straw in color with a lovely grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice grassy and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity with lots of citrus notes on … Continue reading

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