Henschke Hill Of Rose

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Only pale to mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge at 26 years of age. Black and blue fruits with game and a coffee bean note. The medium bodied yet rich palate is savoury and earthy with blackberry and just so so silky with resolved tannins and low acid. Not sure that I agree totally with Bob Campbell MW’s description - “like getting into an old Jag on a hot day”, but I love the imagery and can see where he’s coming from. Jancis said “pure hedonism “ and gave it 19/20. The latest iteration of H of G (2017) is selling for around $950 a bottle in Brisbane. No doubt brilliant but too expensive for me. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 vintage on release. There is a certain H of G character that is recognisable over many vintages over the years. Must be one of the most unique Shiraz vineyards in the world with vines up to a 150 years old. A privilege to drink this wine and close to perfection with 98 points. — 13 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

Definitely one of my bucket list wines! Thank you for the review!
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My pleasure Jan. A worthy wine to have in anyone’s bucket list I would say. Cheers. 🍷

Moshin Vineyards

Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018

Catching up on some delayed bottle posts...no notes.

My great friend/coworker invited me over to his house for a belated celebration of my birthday. We enjoyed this bottle, alongside some delicious, local Indian cuisine, while touring around West Hill Lake in northwest CT in his electric pontoon boat.
— 9 months ago

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Mission Hill Family Estate

Reserve Rosé Blend 2019

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9.2

A wonderfully refreshing Okanagan Rosé from a premier producer. Salmon in color, great fruit, clean, presenting hints of green apple, strawberries and a touch of watermelon. A winner on a blue bird evening in the Canadian Rockies. 12.9% alc/vol. Cheers 🍷🇨🇦 — 2 years ago

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@Trixie thanks and you and your family likewise have a safe weekend Cheers 🍷🇨🇦
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Supporting local! 👍🍷
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@David T David we always do. Have a great weekend and stay safe and healthy Cheers 🍷

Chalk Hill

Sonoma Coast Rosé Blend 2019

Nice notes of spice and tobacco. Very drinkable. — 5 months ago

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Rose Hill Farm

Pearly Dewdrops Fruit Cider 2020

Plum jerkum!!! So much unfiltered stone fruit in here. Get some next time you’re in Red Hook! Reminds of Cab Franc, or maybe @Sam Shepard’s Cab Franc-inflected piss after a few glasses. — 8 months ago

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Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2011

Medium deep pink moving toward reddish orange. Citrus melange aroma... orange, blood orange, sour key lime and pink grapefruit. Powerful weight on the palate but round and creamy in texture. The finish is awesome—long, sweet, savory, lasting almost a minute... with just the slightest hint of funky, cheesy forest-floor. Perfect foil for fresh broiled salmon with grilled broccoli and a Dijon cream sauce. So very glad I kept this wine so long before popping... far from over the hill.. could see enjoying the wine at 25 years. What a wonderful pink wine! — a year ago

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Villa Del Lago

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The 2016 Villa Del Lago is absolutely another stunning creation from their prestigious 20 acre vineyard atop Pritchard Hill. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in the finest hand selection of new French oak barrels. The bouquet is powerful as well as elegant. There are hints of rose petals, jasmine, bay leaf, baking chocolate and blackberries. The mouthfeel and flavors are extraordinary. This wine exudes voluptuous texture, rich, round extremely balanced acidity and tannin. Blueberry marmalade and cocoa interweave into layers of black currants and German chocolate cake. — 2 years ago

Will Shuttleworth

Will Shuttleworth

I prefer the American oak

Broc Cellars

Amore Bianco Fox Hill Vineyard Tocai Friulano 2020

salty lychee, lemon squeeze, underripe pineapple, crushed rocks, white flowers, touch of rose water. perfect with sushi! — 8 months ago

Domaine Sylvie Spielmann

Kanzlerberg Alsace Grand Cru Gewürztraminer 1999

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9.0

Stunning shimmering golden color & classic Gewurz nose of lychee & rose hips, quince, some green garden funk, hint of spice, just a lovely nose - silky viscous luxurious texture on palate but a little tired & over the hill - drying out on finish. This is like a old champion boxer who still can move those hands & dance around the ring, but far from peak form. — 8 months ago

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Andrew Holod

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Very apropos description, given that I watched the Mohammed Ali documentary on PBS this week. What did you have to eat with this gem?
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Indian, both tasted better 2nd night