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Reply to "It’s October folks - what wines are you guzzling?"

2018 Tardieu-Laurent, Tavel, Vieilles Vignes

The only thing more I could ask of this rosé is warmer weather.

NV Chartogne-Taillet, Champagne, Cuvée Sainte Anne

Solid Champagne for a relatively reasonable price.

2006 Ca' Viola, Barolo, Sottocastello

The floral nose on this was incredible and a hard act for the palate to follow, but still a really good Barolo.

2015 Keermont, Chenin Blanc, Terrasse

My last bottle <sniff, sniff> of this excellent wine, which is really a blend but 70% chenin.

2016 Badenhorst, Cinsault, Ramnasgras

The bright red cherry and lighter body  of this wine worked well with the turkey dinner. Although after having drunk 2 bottles, I have to say it was a little over-priced and overrated by Tim Atkin (94). Three or four points lower in my book.

2014 Jean Foillard, Morgon

Same level as the above wine, but 40% cheaper. Foillard is always solid.

2018 Foradori, Manzoni Bianco, Fontanasanta

This is a pretty unique wine. Blind I would have been clueless as to what I was drinking. A genetic hybrid of riesling and pinot bianco from Trentino, it is a full bodied, white fruit and mineral driven wine. There is still some in the bottle so I can try it again later today. I think this wine could use a few years in the cellar and I actually should have decanted it last night.