Red Sancerre (Episode 210)

In this episode, we taste a Sancerre, but a special Sancerre in that it is a Red Sancerre.

Sancerre is world renown and by many is viewed to be the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

Red wine from the region is not however so well known and typically is made with Pinot Noir.

On the nose, this wine didn’t exhibit the normal forest floor scent for John L whilst John M could smell it very very faintly.

The Scent from the wine was very light but strawberry fruit could be detected.

On the taste, the wine seems very one dimensional, the taste of strawberry was present but in John M’s view the tannins were a little too heavy for the lighter tasted experienced with this wine.

Our view of this particular wine, (Sancerre Rouge Les Champs Clos Pinot Noir is available from Sainsbury’s for £11.50) overall was disappointing from it’s lack of complexity of taste given the price.




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Tasting a Asda Sancerre (Episode 95 Part 3)

In last part of this episode, we taste a Sancerre available from Asda for £12.68 in the UK.

Again does this wine live up to the expectations created by that fantastic “brand” of Sancerre?


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Christmas Special Part 1

This seasonal episode is devoted to some suggestions for wines with Christmas Lunch / Dinner.

John starts with a suggestion if Turkey is on the menu and then goes onto a Cabernet Sauvignon if, instead of Turkey you are having a Red Meat dish such as roast Beef.

Finally John goes on to recommend a excellent Port from a small independent vineyard.

In the Part 1 of the episode we taste some scrumptious Sancerre

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Charles Dupay 2013 sancerre

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