Mauzac Nature R&B Plageoles 2013, Gaillac
I bought some of this wine a few years back while on holiday in France, and really enjoyed it in the sunshine over there. This sample arrived from Terroirs a few months back – possibly I should have tried it sooner. Crisp, fresh, dry and quite cidery. I enjoyed it, my drinking partner less so.
Terras do Cigarrón 2013, Godello, Monterrei
Confirms my theory that Godello, even inexpensive Godello, ages very well. Very pleasant plump easy drinking light white wine. €12.99 from Whelehans, La Touche, Jus de Vine.
Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese 2013, Toscana
Light cherry fruits, no real tannins, went very well with our Danish meatballs. Good light easy drinking.
Lieu-Dit, Saint Joseph 2006, Guigal
Wasn’t sure what to expect of a 10 year old Marsanne. This was light in fruit with toasted nuts and wood smoke. Nice enough wine, and interesting to drink, but would have hoped for a little more, as current vintages seem to cost around €50-60.
Villa de Corullón, D. de J. Palacios 2012
Coravined back in early March; excellent wine, a lovely mix of savoury dark cherry fruits with a strong mineral streak running throughout. €63 retail.
in vino érotico, Coteaux du Libron 2014
This won the Noffla best white under €15 last year, and I can see why; a good clean fresh wine, the Chardonnay and Viognier giving it a subtle texture on the palate, the Sauvignon bringing a nice freshness. Nice wine.
Le Petit Chat Malin Blanc 2014 IGP Pays d’Oc
Medium-bodied wine with light yellow stone fruits and custard – peaches in custard? With a crisp acidity. Good everyday wine. €12 from Molloys, Spar, SuperValu, Next Door, Gala, Londis.