A fine Premier Grand Cru Vaud Chasselas from the latest member of the Clos, Domaines & Chateaux wine group. Type: WhiteGrapes: ChasselasWinery: Cave de la Commune d’YvorneLocation: Yvorne, canton VaudCountry: SwitzerlandAvailable from: -Robe: pale golden yellowNose: floral, gunpowder/flintMouth: mineral, lively, slightly bitter and very pleasing finishVintage: 2012Price range: CHF10-15Rating: ✭✭✭ a special wine, out of the […]
Wines I think you'll enjoy, most of which you'll find in Switzerland. I taste about 1,500 wines a year, at competitions where I'm a judge, at tasting sessions, restaurants, home. I'm independent: I don't sell wine and I buy about 95% of the wines I try at home.
Chateau Lichten red blend 2007, Rouvinez winery, SierreSee my report, Celebrating a book’s final word. The winery suggests this wine is at its best in 3 to 6 years, so I was pleased to find it was still good at age 7. Price is for the current vintages. Blend of Cornalin, Humagne Rouge and Syrah. […]
A winery that remains apart, focused clearly on producing elegant great wines while paying little attention to trends. Many of these age very well, including this one. Antica is the name of one of their growing areas, mainly cultivated with biodynamic methods since 2000. The Antica Cornalin is an inter-parcel blend, made from grapes taken […]
Rouge du Pays (Cornalin) from Flanthey, 80-100 year old vines, pre-PhylloxeraThis is simply the most beautiful Cornalin I have ever had and ever expect to taste, a wine for the others to aim to replicate. There was no label on the bottle. We had only a small amount in our glasses, with none left for […]
A superb Petite Arvine – but not one for the timid! Powerful, with grapefruit notes that hit your nose immediately and in mouth the distinctive salty touch of this grape variety. One of my favourites for this grape. We had it at home – fire going nicely in the background, cool mountain nights – with […]