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I don’t often get the chance to taste a considerable series of wines from what are two of the smallest and rarest appellations in France. But this happened recently in Paris, and the conditions were perfect since I was the only taster n the room by the time I arrived from a far more mundane tasting of the future wine fair offerings of one of France’s supermarket chains. The venue was the showroom of the very chic and expensive cooking stove produced by Cornue, in the equally chic and expensive 7th arrondissement of Paris.

 

 

 

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Wine 1: Seghesio, Zinfandel Sonoma County, 2013 (California)

 

 

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One of the star estates of the Sonoma region of California that we have been tasting regularly over the past ten years.

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Wine 1: Cahors, Métairie Grande du Théron, Parcelle des Origines A 822, 2012

 

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A wine that we discovered at a very extensive tasting of around 60 wines from Cahors, in situ and following the rules of the game (blind tasting) in February 2015. Re-tasted on a couple of occasions since, and always with the same emotion.

 

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Wine 1: Bordeaux Supérieur, Petit Soleil, 2014

 

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Le PIn Beausoleil château et vignoble (1)

 

 

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Château Le Pin Beausoleil is one of the very best producers in the vast mass of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wines, which together form the biggest French wine appellation. It has been unfailingly regular through recent vintages and definitely boxes in a higher category. This is its second wine which was a discovery for us. We fell in love with its rich fruitiness and lovely soft texture.

 

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