Archive | Pinot Noir

Grange Extravaganza, May 2018

NV Dhondt-Grellet Champagne Les Terres Fines, 100% Chardonnay Another boutique producer, this time from Cuis, and this time 100% Chardonnay. 30% of the wine is vin de réserve from a solera system started in 1986, disgorged 29 June 2015, zero dosage. This was also purchased from Dave Chan at Wine Journey, at a memorable Restaurant Markus wine dinner […]

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Wine tasting at That Little Wine Bar Penang

That Little Wine Bar is an unassuming but delightful little place in Jalan Chow Thye in George Town, just off the relentless rush of the main road. Every Thursday evening they have a wine tasting soiree of three wines selected by James the sommelier, accompanied by some lovely nibbles. The blurb said ‘come and join […]

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2010 Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir 13.5%

Colour is pale and transparent, tinged with pink, a little unusual to say the least. Nose shows strawberry, forest floor and savoury characters. Palate belies the colour and nose somewhat; light to medium bodied with strawberry, savoury spice, a fine acid backbone, and a long finish. Tannins are soft and present to the end. Made […]

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2010 Silverwood Estate Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

Huon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week is this wine from the fabulous 2010 vintage, Huon writes: ‘Silverwood Estate is a tiny three hectare vineyard run by the Dennis family, with just three grape varieties, the others being chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. This pinot noir is medium-light red with purple tints. Some meaty reductive aromas […]

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A day at Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley California

Thanks to my Australian wool industry associate, David Nancarrow, we were introduced to his brother Bill, who is the executive winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. Founded by the Duckhorn family in 1976, this winery sources it’s fruit from 8 vineyard sites ranging from the southern to the very northern end of the valley. This is one […]

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