Sometimes life overwhelms, between work and school I was finding time to taste but not to write, so much of what I write about over the next few months will be what I judge to be the QPR wines of what I taste in school. That means it will be broken down by territory. This time France! Happily, for those in Ontario, available at the LBCO.
Domaine du Bois-Malinge - Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2009, Loire - $13.95
White blossom, pear, lemon & apricot. Long lemon-lime finish. Slightly briny & minerally. Fresh.
Henry Fessy - Moulin-A-Vent - Gamay 2009, Beaujolais - $21.95
Candied cassis, red flower, toastiness on nose, raspberry, cherry & clove on the palate
Pierre Gaillard - Syrah 2007, St. Joseph, Rhone - $22.00
I loved this wine but it hits one of my style sweet-spots. Wonderfully made, incredible for the price! Smoky, blackberry, spiciness with savoury elements.
I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.