Preamble Tasting November 2001 
Wines of the Week of the Year
John Heavey

John took his annual look at the recommendations of the wine-writing fraternity.  Regrettably I have as yet very little in the way of notes for this event.

1. Loxarel, Penedes, Spain 1999
Xarello 15%, Muscat 60%, Chardonnay 25%. Recommended by Myles Mc???
Molloys 5.95

2. Domaine du Rey, Cotes de Gascoigne 2000
Columbard, Ugni Blanc, Trois M??.  11.5% alc.  Recommended by Tom Doorley.
Searsons 6.79

3. Domaine de Martinolles Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d'Oc, 2000
12.5% alc. Recommended by Mary Dowey
 Conor Richardson 7.25

4. Xanadu Semillon Chardonnay, W. Australia, 2000
Very round and rich.
13.5% alc. Recommended by Mary Dowey
O'Briens 7.95

5. Pepperwood Grove Zinfandel, 1999
13.5% 
Recommended by Tom Doorley.
Gleesons 8.99

6. Domaine de Martinolles Pinot Noir, Vin de Pays de l'Aude, 2000
Recommended by Mary Dowey
Conor Richardson 7.50

7. Domaine de Brune, Languedoc, 2000
Syrah 70%, Grenache  20%,  Carignan 10%.  Alc 12.5%
O'Briens 6.99

8. Marques de Aragon, Old Vine Grenache, 2000
Recommended by Tom Doorley.  Alc. 13.5%

Searson 7.40

9. L'Avenir Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, 1988
10% Merlot. 
One to keep. Recommended by Ronan Farren.
Dunnes Stores 9.99

10. Complazens L'Ermitage, Vin de Pays d'Oc, 1998
30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Grenache, 20% Syrah and Carignan.  Drinking now and will keep. 13.5%.
McCabes and Oddbins 9.95

11. Chivite Gran Fuedo Crianza, Navarra, 1997
Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Drinking well.  Good fruit, pleasant, elegant wine, very good value
7.50

12. Masi Campo Fiorin, Ripasso, 1997
Recommended by Mary Dowey.
9.75

 

 
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