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2017 Top Wines


(Note: Most of the wines featured here are bought by myself. Sometimes I get a discount,  more often than not the same discount is available to everyone. And, yes, I have been lucky enough to get some samples and very thankful too to have been invited to the odd wine dinner.)

Reds
France

Italy

Spain
Hernando y Sourdais Antidoto, Ribera del Duero (DO) 2011

Chile
Louis-Antoine Luyt Cinsault 2013, Maule Valley (Chile)

Africa





Whites
France

Spain

Germany

Others

Fortified/Dessert

2016 Top Wines

(Note: Most of the wines featured here are bought by myself. Sometimes I get a discount,  more often than not the same discount is available to everyone. And, yes, I have been lucky enough to get some samples and very thankful too to have been invited to the odd wine dinner.)

Red

France
Château Tour Baladoz, Grand Cru St Emilion 2005
Château Peyreblanque Graves 2010
M. Chapoutier Gigondas (AOC) 2014
Clos de Caveau Carmin Brillant 2012 (Vacqueyras AOC)
Chateau Tour des Gendres, La Gloire de mon Pére Cotes de Bergerac Rouge (AOC)  2007
Maison Ambroise, Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘Les Hauts Pruliers’ 2010
Clairmont Classique rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2008
Chateau De Beauregard Fleurie Classique 2012
Domaine de Terres Dorees, Cote de Brouilly 2014
Domaine Jean Foillard, Cote Du Puy Morgon 2012
Didier Desvignes, Clos les Charmes, Moulin a Vent 2010
La Boussole Pinot Noir Les Grandes Cotes (Pays D’Oc, IGP) 2014
Chateau de Bastet Terram,  Côtes du Rhone (AOC) 2014
Pierre Amadieu Côtes du Rhone (AOC) Grande Réserve 2011
Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Côte de Brouilly (AOC) 2014
Sainte Croix Le Fournas, Corbieres (AC) 2013
Chateau de Cardaillan Graves (AOC) 2012
Sainte Croix Magneric, Corbieres (AC) 2012
Jerome Quiot Cairanne Côtes du Rhone Villages (AC) 2014


Germany
Spain

North America



White

Germany

Spain


McGuigan Frizzante (Australia)





2015 Top Wines

Red
Domaine Chaume-Arnaud, Vinsobres Rhone (Fr) 2012 
LES COUTEAUX DES ANGES, PINOT NOIR (BOURGOGNE) 2013
Amarone della Valpolicella Supra Sasson 2009 (Italy)
Sartori Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2012 (Italy)
Chateau des Fougeres Clos Montesquieu, 2011 Red Graves
Chateau de Cuvee Respide Callipyge, Graves Red 2010
Vacqueyras Domaine St Roch 2013
Secrets Saint Chinian Red 2012
St Laurent red Corbieres 2012
Les Hauts De Gros Caillou, 2012, Saint Emilion
Charmes de Kirwan, Margaux 2010
The Reserve of Angulet, Margaux 2009
Cantina Orsogna Coste dí Moro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (DIOC) 2011
Velenosi Novello Rosso 2014 (IGT Marche, Italy)
Falvo Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2013 Salento (IGT)
Messias Grande Escolha red 2011 (Douro DOC)
Quinta do Valdoeiro red Reserva 2009 (Bairrada DOC)
Il Capolavoro Appassimento Rosso 2014
Francoise Chauvenet Mercurey 1er Cru (2013)
Ricossa Barolo (DOCG) 2010
Aresti Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2010
Quinta do Penedo Dao 2009 (DOC)
Torres Salmos Priorat 2012
Cullen Diana Madeline Margaret River (Australia) 2009
Dadá De Finca Las Moras, Art Wine 1 2014 (Argentina)
Velenosi Querciantica Lacrima di Morro d’Alba (DOC) 2013, Marche Italy
Coto de Imaz 2008 Reserva Rioja
Barone Montalto Ammasso 2013 Rosso Siciliane (IGT)
Bodegas Felix Callejo Vina Pilar Crianza 2010, Ribero del Duero (DO)
Las Moras Reserva Malbec 2013 (San Juan, Argentina)
La Puerta Reserva Malbec 2010 (Famatina Valley, Argentina)
La Poda Corta El Grano Carménère 2013 (Curico Valley, Chile)
Aresti Special Release Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2012 (Colchagua Valley, Chile)
Emiliana Organic Eco Balance Cabernet Sauvignon (Valle del Rapel, Chile) 2013
Maison Andre Goichot Mercurey (AOC) 2013
Quinta do Judeu Vinho tinto 2010, Douro (DOC)
Chateau de Rochemorin 2009, Pessac-Leognan (France)
Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir 2013
Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2913
Craggy Range Sophia Bordeaux blend 2013
Clos Floridene Graves (AOC) 2011
Chateau Saint Eugène Martillac 2011, Pessac-Léognan (AOC)
Chateau la Bastide L’Optime 2011, Corbieres (AOC),
M. Chapoutier Les Meysonniers, Crozes-Hermitage (AOC) 2012
Chateau du Petit Thouars, Cuvee Amiral 2009 Touraine (France)
Belasco de Baquedano Llama Malbec (old Vine) 2013, Mendoza (Argentina)
Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir 2013
Cono Sur Silencio Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Rutherford Wines Predator Old Vine Zinfandel (California) 2013
Rutherford Wine Rhiannon 2012 red (California)
Ricossa Barola 2010 (DOCG), 14%
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2013 ("Baby Grange")

White
Pfeiffer 2011 Carlyle Chardonnay Marsanne, Rutherglen (Victoria, AUS)
Carl Ehrhard Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2010 Rudesheimer
Le Moulin Nuns, Inés Cuvée white 2012 Minervois
Vaillons La Chablisienne 2011 Chablis 1 er Cru, Burgundy
Georg Müller Stiftung Edition PW Riesling trocken, Rheingau 2013
Hugel Gentil 2013, Alsace
Etienne Barret Crozes Hermitage 2012 White
Maison Francoise Chauvenet Pouilly-Fuisse 2013
Aresti Trisquel Sauvignon blanc 2013 (Leyda Valley, Chile)
Masi Masianco 2013 (Venezie IGT)
Pedra da Agua Albarino 2013 (Rias Baixas DO)
Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios Verdejo 2012 (Ruedo DO)
Torrese Jean Leon Vinya Gigi Chardonnay 2013 (Penedes)
Marques de Riscal Verdejo Rueda 2014
Jip Jip Rocks Chardonnay 2011, Pathaway (Australia)
El Grano Chardonnay 2012, Chile
Domaine de Rochebin Chardonnay 2012 Macon-Lugny
Almirante’s Pionero Mundi Albarino 2013 (Rias Baixas)
Marques de Riscal Sauvignon 2013, Rueda (DO)
Chateau Mouret Graves blanc (AOC) 2014 
Maison Andre Goichot “Les Petit Meix” Chablis 1er Cru 2014
Domaine Les Guignottes, Les Resses Montagny 1er Cru 2014
Domaine Les Guignottes, Montagny Les Guignottes
Goichot Pouilly-Fuissé “Les Feuilles d’Or” 2014
Domaine Noblet-Charvet Pouilly-Fuissé 2013
Cono Sur Reserva Especial Sauvignon blanc 2013, Valle de Casablanca (Chile)
Cono Sur 20 Barrels Sauvignon Blanc 2015




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