Monthly Archives: May 2013

Three Champagnes from Pehu-Simonet

Pehu-Simonet is located in the grand cru village Verzenay in the Montagne de Reims, the Pinot Noir-dominated district of Champagne. They have 6 hectares of vineyards in Verzenay and neighbouring villages. I recently tried three of their Champagnes. Selection Brut NV 75% … Continue reading

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Prestige Champagne tasting with blanc de blancs and 1995s

A couple of weeks ago I led a tasting with some prestige Champagnes. My idea was to show some Champagnes with different varietal composition and winemaking style, such as the use of oak barrels or not. Rather than just showing current vintage of … Continue reading

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Some French and other wines from Roberson

London-based wine merchant Roberson Wine (I always have to stop myself from adding a “t” to their name…) also markets a select range to my native Sweden via a translated version of their website, and I recently tasted some of their … Continue reading

Posted in Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Chardonnay, Gamay, Grenache Blanc, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Tuscany | 3 Comments

Champagne Jacquesson with Jean-Hervé Chiquet

A little over two months ago we were visited by Jean-Hervé Chiquet from Champagne Jacquesson, who held a tasting for a wine tasting club in town. He’s one of the brothers who’s behind this Champagne producer. I find Jacquesson a very interesting … Continue reading

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2011 Beaujolais from Georges Descombes

Georges Descombes is a high-end Beaujolais producer with vineyards in several different Beaujolais crus. I recently tried three 2011s presented by a Swedish distributor, Caviste, at a larger wine-tasting event where eight quality-oriented importers showed some of their range. This might … Continue reading

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2011 Saint-Josephs from Domaine Coursodon

Domaine Coursodon produces wines from northern Rhône, more specifically from Saint-Joseph, and we’re talking Syrah. I tried three 2011s at a Swedish distributor, Caviste. My first impression of the 2011 northern Rhône vintage is that it is a “in the middle”-styled … Continue reading

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Massandra with AuZone, also known as Масандра or Массандра

Massandra is a classical wine producer on the south coast of Crimea, close to Jalta, and was the subject of an interesting wine club tasting in January. Massandra made themselves a name already in the days of the czars, and operations continued in the Soviet … Continue reading

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