DiscoverVin – February 2012 Newsletter

DiscoverVin – February 2012 Newsletter

It already seems like a long time since Christmas and this is no doubt because so much has been happening.  Since late December we have received no less than ten wonderful wine reviews – so it’s not just us who have been busy!  See below for snippets of the reviews with the option to read more.

Also, the wonderful Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is fast approaching.  DiscoverVin and The Commoner in Fitzroy have teamed up to celebrate “Sweet Discovery @ The Commoner” on Thursday 8th March.  Click here to be directed to the MFWF site or see the attached flyer for this event that is bound to provide good food, good wine and will challenge the traditional ideas of “stickies”!  Bookings required.
Anyone who joined us for our last food and wine matched dinner, “Celebrating French Wines and Fabulous French Inspired Food” at the wonderful Kiewa Valley restaurant “Waddingtons”, will vouch for how enjoyable and informative these events can be.

Wine reviews:
 
Château Lagarde, St Émilion 
The Grape Observer, January 2012.  “… this is a keenly priced and lovely wine that is drinking well now, and I see no reason why it will not continue to do so over the next 5 years or so. 87-88 Points” ….read more
Item 10074, $29.90
Château Lagarde, St Émilion – The Sydney Telegraph – Best Weekend, February 2012.  “A soft, juicy style showing ripe, rounded and supple fruit highlighted by smoky, berry plum characters.” …. read more  
750mls Item 10074, $29.90
 
Château Haut-Vigneau, 2009, Pessac-Leognan – The Grape Observer, January 2012. “This is a very good wine, happily also at a very fair price.  89-90 Points” ….. read more
750mls, Item 10065, $38
Château Haut-Vigneau Grand Vins de Graves, 2009 – Winsor Dobbin, The Grape Hunter, January 2012.  “It’s not easy to track down Bordeaux that is both affordable and drinkable, but this one fits the bill ….”   read more 
750mls, Item 10065, $38
Amiral de Beychevelle, 2008 – Sean Mitchell, The Grape Observer, January 2012.  “On the palate, this is a classically proportioned wine …. In a word, “classy”. 89 points” ….. read more
2008 Vintage – 750mls, Item 10080, $72
Also available in half bottles – 375mls, Item 10081, $40
Also available in 2009 vintage – 750mls, Item 10082, $78
Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure, Cotes de Bergerac Rouge, L’Abbaye, 2008 – Mike Bennie, Winefront, December 2011.  “There is simple dark berry fruit here too; it’s trimmed down, spiced up and twisted with earthiness. An interesting drink, and a far cry from ‘international style’, which is nice.” …… read more
750mls, Item 10005, $20
Domaine de la Croix, Irresistible Rosé, 2010 from Provence – Sean Mitchell, The Grape Observer, February 2012.  “This is a very typical Cotes de Provence Rosé  …. 82 points” ….. read more
750mls, Item 10059, $25
Also available in 500ml bottles, Item 10061, $19.90
Also available in a magnificent Magnum – 1500mls, Item 10060, $55
Domaine de la Croix, Irresistible Rosé, 2010 from Provence – Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, February 2012.  “The packaging alone would entice you to buy this …” read more
prices as above
 
Domaine de la Croix, Irresistible Rosé, 2010 from Provence – Jeni Port, The Age Epicure, February 2012.  “a sunny, super-dry rosé with the scent of Provencal herbs and earth.  Lip smackingly tasty ….”  read more
prices as above
 
Les Tourelles de Longueville, 2007 – Sean Mitchell, The Grape Observer, February 2012.  “A quick smell of the cork, and I knew the wine would be good. …..an excellent example of the 2007 vintage.  89-90 Points” … read more 
750mls, Item 10067, $78


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