The Wine on Wednesday

  • Wine on Wednesday This week three great wines I have enjoyed recently, but don’t have a slot for in The Irish Times before Christmas. Calibre 12, 2020 IGP Aveyron, Caveau du Mas €19.50 From Terroirs, Donnybrook A supple, vibrant medium-bodied red wine with juicy fresh dark fruits, a savoury peppery note and a rounded finish. A bargain for […]
  • SPOTTSWOODE WINERY. CLASSIC NAPA VALLEY CABERNET Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 A very elegant style of Napa Cabernet with cool well-balanced black cherry and blackcurrant fruits, some spicy new oak, and lingering dry tannins on the finish. Very drinkable now but will keep up to five years. €95 – 115 a bottle from Clontarf Wines, Clontarf; Jus de Vine, Portmarnock; Whelehan’s […]
  • Smaug The Magnificent 2021, Blank Bottle A blend of Roussanne (35%), Verdelho (25%), Grenache Blanc (17%) and Grenache Gris (13%) this is a very seductive wine with orange peel, restrained tropical fruits, herbs and grilled nuts. A sort of Southern Rhôneish blend that really works very well. €40-42 from Redmond’s, Ranelagh; Drinkstore, D7; Franks, D2. Pieter Walser of Blank Bottle makes […]

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  • NUGAN ESTATE TASTING N Matthew Nugan, owner and CEO of Australian producer Nugan Estate was in town today with European sales manager Gary Janes and winemaker Glen Snaideri to host a tasting of their wines. Matthew’s Spanish grandparents fled the Spanish fled the civil war in 1938 and began a fruit packaging business in Griffith, New South Wales. […]