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what’s the freakin’ deal with tannins

March 1, 2009

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You'll read tasting notes that call tannins round, angular, bitter, green, young, ripe, sweet, soft.. pick an adjective I'm sure it has been stuck in front of the word tannin in a tasting note somewhere. Ok, well "polka-dottted" probably hasn't been used, but there are a lot of marketing folk out there hungry to sell more wines, it's only a matter of time. So what are tannins really and what does it have to do with wine?

Sunshine from Sonoma

February 20, 2009

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There is a lot of oak in this glass, but I think it's not over used. This clocks in at 15% alcohol, and it's there this isn't a wine for the faint of heart. This ain't no fragile pinot this is a big strappin' wine.

On a Rholl

February 1, 2009

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I don’t know if it’s the LCBO or my palate, but for some reason the Rhone has really been workin for me the last few weeks. ┬áThis week, I picked up an offering from this week’s vintages release. ┬áLirac is on the west bank of the Rhone river right across from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Soils are composed […]

Tasting Notes: 2003 Cave de Tain L’Hermitage Cornas

March 27, 2008

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CAVE DE TAIN CORNAS 2003VINTAGES 972117 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 35.65 Dark ruby colour in the glass.  The nose is pretty tight pre-swirl – I smell a little cherry, a little spice (nutmeg maybe?). A couple of swirls in the glass opens up a sensuous set of dark cherry, some cardamom, pepper, hint […]