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International Roundup - September 2017

05 Sep 2017

Every so often I’ll add a number of new International reviews to the website: 

Looking for wines from Argentina, Chile, France, Greece, Italy, and New Zealand, - I have you covered in this edition of the International Round Up:  this time out I have a real mixed bag of tasting notes highlighted by some wines from Bollinger (Champagne, France) Kaiken (Argentina) and Marisco (New Zealand) - 37 wines in total ... see below for all the wines that made the cut (click on individual wines to see the full review):


Argentina …

Kaiken 2013 Cabernet Franc, Obertura
Kaiken 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Terroir Series
Kaiken 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ultra
Kaiken 2013 Malbec, Reserva
Kaiken 2013 Malbec, Terroir Series
Kaiken 2013 Malbec, Ultra
Kaiken 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Terroir Series
Kaiken 2015 Torrentes, Terroir Series

La Mascota 2013 Big Bat
La Mascota 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
La Mascota 2015 Chardonnay, OPI


Australia ...

Clonakilla 2015 Hilltop Shiraz

Chile …

Emiliana 2014 Novas Gran Reserva

France …

Ackerman 2014 Secret des Vignes, Chinon
Ackerman 2015 Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil
Ackerman 2015 Secret des Vignes, Saumur Blanc

Bollinger NV Rosé
Bollinger NV Special Cuvee
Bollinger 2005 La Grande Annee Rosé
Bollinger 2007 La Grande Annee
Bollinger 2013 Pinot Noir, La Cote Aux Enfants

Chateau de Pizay 2014 Morgon
Dominique Piron 2014 Chiroubles
Lucien Lardry 2014 Beaujolais Village Blanc

Remy Pannier 2016 Muscadet
Remy Pannier 2016 Rosé D’Anjou
Remy Pannier 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine

Rezin 2013 Beaujolais

Greece …

Santo Wines NV Assyrtiko Brut
Santo Wines 2013 Assyrtiko Grande Reserve, Santorini
Santo Wines 2015 Assyrtiko, Santorini

Tsantali 2009 Rapsani Grande Reserve
Tsantali 2012 Rapsani Reserve

Italy …

Tini 2014 Sangiovese Romagna

New Zealand …

Marisco 2014 Pinot Noir, The Ned
Marisco 2015 Pinot Noir, The King’s Wrath
Marisco 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, The Ned

Riverlore 2015 Sauvignon Blanc


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