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  • Andrew Jefford highlights the wines of Dirler-Cadé

    Andrew Jefford highlights the wines of Dirler-Cadé after attending the organic wine fair, Millésime Bio in Montpelier (DECANTER June 2011). "Two examples were the pure, refined, limpid Alsace wines of Jean Dirler at Domaine Dirler-Cadé in Alsace (UK sales: Vine Trail) and the searching, profoundly mineral wines of Jean Gardiés in Roussillon (UK sales: The Wine Society); the former is biodynamic, the latter organic. Both...

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  • Northern Rhône 2009 Vintage Report in Decanter's April 2011 issue

    In the Northern Rhône 2009 Vintage Report in Decanter's April 2011 issue, John Livingstone-Learmonth picks the following Vine Trail wines - 5 stars Hermitage, Bernard Faurie (rated 18.5) Ripely curved bouquet. Solid palate, more fine than robust, with grip and lithe notes. (Drink 2014-2027). Côte Rôtie Benjamin & David Duclaux, Maison Rouge (rated 18.5) Tight ripe fruit, oaked nose. Refined side to the depth, elegant potential, blueberry fruit. Long, promising....

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  • From 11 Dec 2010 by Jancis Robinson/FT 75 sure-fire whites

    All the wines below have some real distinction to recommend them. We have given UK stockists where known but do please check with wine-searcher.com for more, especially if you are outside the UK. Single-bottle prices are given. Some UK retailers, especially mail-order only ones and Majestic, insist on a minimum order of six or 12 bottles. Many others offer discounts if 12 (often mixed)...

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  • ROBERT PARKER'S COMMENTS ON VINE TRAIL WINES

    Cécile Tremblay, Agrapart Champagne, Domaine du Mortier & Jean-Philippe Fichet 2008 Cecile Tremblay Morey St Denis les Tres Girard Rated 89-90 Drink 2010-2017 Scents of resin, fennel, and dark berries in the Tremblay 2008 Morey-St.-Denis Les Tres Girard presage a sappy, cling and impressive complexity on the palate, burley tobacco, chocolate, and beef stock adding deep richness and perfectly complimenting the berry and herb interplay that follows...

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  • Hamish Anderson in Saturday Telegraph Magazinesays of our Crémant d'Alsace NV

    Hamish Anderson in Saturday Telegraph Magazine 4th December says of our Crémant d'Alsace NV from Dirler-Cadé (£14.25, vinetrail.co.uk) "I am sure by Christmas you will be able to buy a discounted ‘bargain' champagne for about this price. Don't. Invest instead in proper fizz that has been crafted with care (the grapes here are farmed bio-dynamically). The creamy, textured palate is spiked with citrus fruit, and...

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  • 100 sure-fire reds - 4 Dec 2010 by Jancis Robinson/FT

    "Below is a selection of favourites for current drinking from the thousands of wines I taste each year. Pinot Noir and burgundy feature strongly as I think they go so well with celebratory meals and their often sweet accompaniments. I have also focused on the exceptional Beaujolais 2009s, some of the best red bordeaux bargains, relatively obscure Italians and Iberians and some underpriced offerings...

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