I opened the bottle and had a taste right away and it tasted weird. But after letting it breath for a while it was great. — 9 days ago
Another gift for my Cabernet tasting - thanks Andrew. - proving that even though this wine won the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1985 (for the Best One Year Old Dry Red at Royal Melbourne) it is made to cellar and was brilliant in its 36th year. No detailed notes - had all the classic Cabernet descriptors typical of the district including Mint and herbaceous Tomato Bush aromas. A lovely old wine. — a month ago
If you love your oaky and super flavoursome Chardonnay’s, then you need to get this Snake + Herring 2018 ‘Corduroy’ Chardonnay from Margaret River in your glass stat 🥰
I was gifted this bottle as part of my media sample Chef Collection pack from Wine Selectors (thank you!). This exciting 6-pack is a collaboration with Chef Miguel Maestre (aka @thecrazybull) so alongside the wines you get a recipe booklet full of Spanish recipes to match the wines 😋
The matched recipe for this yummy Chardonnay is ‘Caldero Murciano’ - fresh lobster 🦞 with a rice risotto type filling. It sounds and looks absolutely divine. Miguel can you come over and cook it for us please? 🤣
Unfortunately we had no lobster so it was Pan Con Tomate for us (bread, oil, salt, garlic and tomato). It was delicious though 😜
Here’s my notes on the wine:
It’s a delicious looking lemon colour in the glass. On the nose it has wonderful toasty aromas with butter, popcorn, melon, citrus, almonds and all the goodness of a beautifully oaked chardonnay. In the mouth it’s rich but oh so fresh at the same time. Absolutely satisfying!
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! — an hour ago
Notes of cherry, hint of tobacco, chocolate and cedar. Smooth Pinot with a bit of complexity. Great. — 4 days ago
Wine No. 8 in the field of 8 Cabernets from the 2009 vintage tasted blind and it proved to be the consensus Winner by a narrow margin over the Les Forts. I loved this and the Palmer 8 years ago at the Cape Mentelle tasting and they remain stunning wines. A wonderful perfume of red flowers, plums, and earth. Medium to Full Bodied with great length. Two of the tasters, long time wine professional, Ken Gargett and Dr Mark Welsh ( head of the Chevaliers in Australia) each gave this wine 98 points. This was Margaret River at its best. Bravo Woodlands and the Watson Family!! — a month ago