Posted in January 2012

Margrain Chenin Blanc 2006

Touch of sweet straw, grass, and citrus and stone fruits on the nose; mirrored on the palate, with lovely lemon and lime. A hint of sugar and then clean acid cutting through. Fruit stays on the finish. Maturing nicely. Easily another two to three years. Martinborough, New Zealand 18/20 [tasted 14-08-2010]

Palliser Martinborough Riesling 2007

Delicious and just coming into its own. Good citrus characters and acid backbone in balance with a gentle sprinkling of ripe fruit sugars. A hint of mineral/kerosene in there too. Just 12% alcohol, and a few more years ahead of it yet. Martinborough, New Zealand 17/20 [tasted 04-08-2010]

Schubert Cabernet/Merlot 2006

Delicious blackcurrant and perfume nose – almost like there’s a touch of Cab Franc in there. Palate matches nose – delicate, black fruits, plum, and vanilla and chocolate notes. Taninn and acid are balanced. Alcohol heat there just a little too much (14.5% – my guess was 15). Great wine – not a fruit bomb. Glad I have … Continue reading

A place for much stuff

I’ve been planning on collecting together wine tasting notes, scores and more in one place for quite a while. The main motivation is so I know where they are and can find them easily. So, welcome to the solution. It’s going to be pretty much all over the place and a ‘time as it allows’ project … Continue reading