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Irish Times recommends

Vire Clesse “Cuvee Special”         2013          Domaine Andre Bonhomme

John Wilson highly recommends this wine in his article about Chardonnay in this weekend’s paper.

Also called the “The Meursault of the Macon” is produced from old vines ( average age 50 years) . This is a natural wine with a hint of oak and only one third of the permitted level of Sulphites.

These two Macon villages ( Lugny is the third) amalgamated to produce their own AC  wine in 1998 , however John Wilson claims to have enjoyed it for 20 years , great man John

 

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Recommendations

We are delighted the following wines were recommended in the weekends wine reviews

Meranges 1er Cru  Pinot Noir  ” La Fussiere”               €27.50

Sinfully delicious  Burgundian Pinot Noir . As there is only a small production availability is restricted to specialist Wine Merchants .

Chateau de Cedre Heritage      Cahors                                €15.50

Chateau de Cedre is one of Cahor’s leading wineries and this wine from the Malbec grape is exceptional value

Catena Malbec      Mendoza                                                     €16.00

Delicious Malbec produced from Catena’s elevated vineyards in the Andes and is recognised as one of Argentina’s best Malbecs

 

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Chateau Fontbonne “Bordeaux AC”

Chateau Fontbonne          Bordeaux AC                   €15.00     On Offer at 2 for €25.00

This small family vineyard produces very well made everyday wines reflecting the characteristics of the wines from this region.

The white wine is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape and the red from the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties

 

 

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Dessert Wine

Enjoy a glass of dessert wine after your meal . We stock  2 delicious dessert wines at only €16.00 per bottle

From France         Sauternes   “La Perle d’Arche”

From Italy              Moscato Passito    ” Il Cascinone”

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Italian Winner

Vino Nobile de Montepulciano Riserva    2010    “Carpineto”            €27.00

This wine is rated at No. 26 in the Top 100 Italian Red Wines

Superbly balanced with delightful cherry fruit flavours and lingering finish that goes on and on

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d’Arenberg Original “Darry’s Shiraz , Grenache”

Irish Wine Awards – Best Red Wine for €20.00

Produced by Darenberg’s colourful winemaker Chester Osborne who is responsible for some of Australia’s finest wines.

This full bodied yet elegant wine represents the best attributes of these grape varieties . At a recent tasting it was stated that ” this wine is so powerful it would wrestle Heinz Tomato Ketchup into whimpering submission