Category Archives: Wine Purchases

A Boxed Bordeaux Trio

IMG_6728Yesterday we took receipt of a box of wine from a Bordeaux co-op, unmistakable from the label: “Mis En Bouteille Par L.G. A F 33540”. 

The box contained recent vintages from the following labels:

  • 2011 Chateau Droulet
  • 2012 Chanteau les Grands Frênes
  • 2011 Chateau Meyraud

All three come from the Bordeaux Appellation (Appellation Bordeaux Contrôlée) and bear the designation of either ‘Grand Vin De Bordeaux’ or ‘Vin De Bordeaux’.  The vineyards here appear to be similar to ones we visited south of Bordeaux when we visited back in 2009.

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November Acquisitions

Clos Saint-AndréThis afternoon we acquired a few extra bottles of wine to arm us for the holiday season.  The most anticipated addition, a 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from producer Clos Saint-André.

For those with a sweet tooth, we also acquired something of a curiosity – from California, a 2010 vintage orange Muscat from producer Quady, this wine is labelled as ‘Essensia’. 

Lastly, from New South Wales’ Riverina region, a perennial favourite – a bottle of the 2008 DeBortoli “Noble One” botrytis Semillon, which is really sweet gold in a bottle.