Tasted May 2016. Pauillac is the largest city in the Medoc, on the Bordeaux Left Bank, and is home to three of the four original 1855 classification of First Growths, aka Premiere Grand Crus. These were Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and Chateau Margaux. Since there were no Right Bank wines named in the 1855 classification, […]
Another Thursday night soiree and another group of new people to meet. And another totally enjoyable evening with fellow tasters John and Sally, Dennis and Marisel, Adrian, Ju, Rene, John, Pauline and maybe a couple of others. Hosted as usual by sommelier James who tried his very best to maintain some sort of order as […]
Colour – deep red/brick/crimson. Nose – soft, spicy, blackcurrant and plum. Palate – medium to full bodied, silky with blackcurrant and grippy tannins still present. A longish finish with some cassis, plum and spice.
Tasted with friends Alana and Tony, who had faithfully hung on to this since a trip we did together to Margaret River years ago. Colour – very dark red with touch of brick, impenetrable, legs that Cyd Cherise would be proud of. Nose – masses of rich dark fruit, dark chocolate, white pepper spice, almost […]
These have been hiding in the Cabernet section of the cellar for a few years now, so an excuse had to be found to try one, and so it was; we were still breathing, and thirst was approaching.I bought these years ago after the following review by James Halliday. This wine went from unknown to […]
I tried one of these last month but took no notes; it was a special dinner with my son and our daughter-in-law. We all went ooh! aahh! and it was gone in a flash. All I can say here is that it is a glorious wine, and I have some more in the cellar that are […]
I purchased this from Daniel Braun at the Princeville Wine Market on the north shore of Kauai. Finally the island has a real fine wine merchant; Daniel not only knows a great deal about nearly all the wines he sells, you will not be automatically led to the most expensive wines on the shelves; there […]
The loveliness of Langhorne Creek. Sumptuous, rich, sweet, succulent, complex, flavoursome, delicious, moreish. These are thoughts that spring to mind when I think of the wines of Langhorne Creek in a a good vintage. This 2004 Lake Breeze Cab Sauv had not been tried for a couple of years; a revelation ensued. Colour is deep […]