Friday, 18 June 2021

Rabl Gelber Muskateller Langenlois 2020, Austria

Lemon, lime, peach, elderflower, almond, mouthwatering.

Mark: A

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Cala Civetta Rosso 2018, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

Nice blueberry notes, the alcohol adds a thick liqour-like texture, oak, leather, plums.

Mark: C+

Roaring Meg Riesling 2020, Mt Difficulty, Central Otago, New Zealand

Lime, honey, green apple, bit of petrol, minerals on finish.

Mark: A

Monday, 14 June 2021

Naoussa Alta Xinomavro 2017, Apostolos Thymiopoulos, Naoussa, Greece

Strawberries and raspberries, leather, herbs earthy finish. Light and delightful.

Mark: B

Jamek Rosé 2020, Wachau, Austria

Raspberries, cherries, redcurrant, creamy, cleansing acidic juicy finish.

Mark: B

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Pittnauer r&b, natural wine, Burgenland, Austria

Natural wine, yeast, cherry, strawberry, very dry, long aftertaste. Not my cup of tea but one of the better naturals that I have tasted.

This wine is a blend of 25% St. Laurent and 75% Grüner Veltliner. "r&b" is from the french "rouge et blanc" meaning red and white.

Most of the grapes come from the 2020 vintage but some are from earlier vintages which is this wine was bottled as non-vintage.

This is wine is bone dry having only one gramme per litre of residual sugar.

Mark: C

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Mimi Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Château Ste Michelle, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State, USA

Blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, oak, green coffee.

Mark: B-

Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe 2018, Castellon, Bordeaux, France

Fantastic value. Fruity and a great smooth texture. Not a complex wine but slips down with ease. Blackcurrant, plums and a bit of cedar and tobacco.

Mark: A

Château Sainte Marguerite Cru Classé Rosé 2020, Côtes de Provence, France

Strawberry, peach, redcurrant, creamy texture, dry, very long finish.

Mark: B-

Poggerino Chianti Classico 2028, Tuscany, Italy

Sour cherries, raspberries, oak, nougat, milk chocolate. Let it breathe for at least 30 minutes and it really opens up.

Mark: B

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Massoni 2017, Azienda Agricola S Cristina, S.S. di Zenato, Lugana, Italy

Honey, lemon, peach, pineapple, lightly oaked.

Mark: A

Château de L"Escarelle Le Deux Anges 2020, AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence, France

Creamy, strawberry, redcurrant, herbs, lemon.

Mark: C+

Brancaia No 2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

Blackcurrant, cherries, a bit of plum, cedar, oak, some drying tannins on the finish.

Mark: B-

Monday, 7 June 2021

Umathum Rosa 2020, Burgenland, Austria

Candied cherries, strawberries and raspberries, herbs, very dry and fruity.

Mark: C+