Friday, 7 August 2020

Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz 2017, Clare Valley, Australia

A nice barbecue wine. Blackberry, plums, black pepper, smoky oak and hints of eucalyptus on the long finish.


Mark: B



Monday, 3 August 2020

Casa Emma Chianti Classico 2017, Tuscany, Italy

Cherry, oak, herbs. If you wait long enough there is liqourice on the finish.


Mark: C+


Sophenia Synthesis Malbec 2017, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Argentina

Warmth of alcohol, red fruits, blackberry, tobacco, liqourice, oak. Smooth tannins but lacking intensity.


Mark: C+


Sunday, 2 August 2020

Graf Von Weyher Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Pfalz, Germany

Blackcurrant, leafy, tropical fruits, spritzy. Mouthwatering finish. Fantastic sav blanc for the money.


Mark: B


Saturday, 1 August 2020

Band of Roses Rosé 2019, Charles Smith Wines, Washington State, USA

An imitation Provence rosé - however not as good. Strawberry, redcurrant, citrus notes on the finish.


Mark: C+




Friday, 31 July 2020

Gustave Lorentz Réserve Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace, France

Pear, peach, apricots, roses, lychee, oily rich texture. This is a fantastic value.


Mark: B+





District 7 Pinot Noir Rosé 2019, Monterey County, California, USA

Strawberry, raspberry, unusual gooseberry, slightly sweet. Drinkable but not distinguishable as Pinot Noir; tasted like a White Zinfandel.


Mark: C


Thursday, 30 July 2020

Gustave Lorentz Reserve Riesling 2019, Alsace, France

Bone dry, minerala, pear, green apple, peach notes, lemon. Better than expected given it was quite cheap.


Mark: C+




Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2018, Charles Smith Wines, Washington State, USA

Lime, lemon, apple, honey, petrol notes, minerals. Juicy mouthwatering finish. Off dry possibly.


Mark: A-