William Henry

Drayton's Family Wines

William Shiraz 2011

Dense Crimson in colour. The nose and palate on this full bodied red are more reminiscent of a South Australian Red than the medium bodied savoury style typical of the Hunter Valley. Just the faintest hint of HV sweat and earth. This showed rich ripe black currant with smooth tannins. It’s a pity there was a time when HV wines tried to mimic the SA styles which were more popular. This is an example of that. Quite a good wine but not true to its origins. Thankfully the main HV wineries have returned to their original style - think Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea, Brokenwood Graveyard and Tyrells Individual Paddocks. — 6 days ago

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William Hill Estate Winery

North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Cara B
9.2

Really liked this. Had with a seafood dinner and it was perfect. Very light, a little oaky with a very small touch of fruit. Not overbearing. 9.8/10 will drink again — 2 hours ago

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Maison Henry Bouachon

Les Rabassieres Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône 2017

Great wine! Balanced, fruity, beautiful nose, clean and lively wine with a long luxurious finish. Cant wait to have it again!! — 12 days ago

Henry Fuchs

Alsace Pinot Gris 2017

Dense, palate-coating, slightly waxy. Tremendous fruit concentration in 2017 with perhaps 3 or 4 grams sugar for added weight. — a month ago

Daniel P., Josh and 1 other liked this

Henry Fuchs

Pinot Blanc - Auxerrois 2018

Concentrated and bold. Almost overpowering. Better the second day- a bit calmer. Overall and impressive wine but needs bold food pairing. — 9 days ago

Vicki Sliwa
with Vicki

Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou-Salon Morogues Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

David T
9.2

First, I’d like to thank @Severn Goodwin for this excellent example of Rosé in our bottle exchange.

The nose shows leaner, candied & floral fruits of; strawberries, watermelon, black cherries, raspberries, candied rhubarb, amazing powdery chalkiness, fine white to grey volcanics, sea spray with candied pink florals.

The palate is; round, lush, juicy and smartly balanced. Classic French Rosé. Ripe with high viscosity. Candied & floral fruits of; strawberries, watermelon, black cherries, raspberries, tangerine, candied rhubarb, amazing powdery chalkiness, white spice w/ a ginger lean, some of the very best fine white to grey volcanics I’ve had, sea spray with candied pink florals. The acidity is a cool, rushing river. The rich, elegant, well polished, lush finishes with excellent minerality that persists equally with lush fruitiness.

Photos of: Domaine Henry Pelle, large neutral oak vats, Henry Pellé & one of their vineyards.
— a month ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
Eric, Aravind and 22 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice! I'm back from Maine, good to see this, glad you liked it!
David T

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Ah, a little fall color I hope.

William Wright

Monterey County Chardonnay 2018

This is a perfect Thursday wine. Just saw that my favorite winery in California burned down. :-(. This is toasty, robust. Good for fall. — 21 days ago

Domaine William Fèvre

"Côte Bouguerots" Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

David T
9.3

The nose reveals; sour lemons, green apple skin, green apple Jolly Rancher, lime zest to candy, pineapple juice, underripe green melon, white peach, honeysuckle, some fresh, green herbs, white spices, cream, notes of melted butter, caramel notes, hints of vanillin, cream, some candle wax, steely flintiness, saline, sea fossils, powdery beautiful, chalkiness, limestone minerals, grey volcanics, fruit blossoms, spring flowers, jasmine & yellow florals.

The body is; a touch waxy, full, rich, round, lush & gorgeous. Great viscosity, tangy & sour lemons, green apple skin, green apple Jolly Rancher, lime zest to candy, pineapple juice, underripe green melon, white peach, honeysuckle, honeycombs, some fresh, green herbs, white spices, caramel notes, hints of vanillin, cream, steely, flintiness, white spices, mint, saline, sea fossils, powdery chalkiness, limestone minerals, grey volcanics, river stones, tree bark w/ just a touch of sap, fruit blossoms, spring flowers, jasmine & yellow florals. The acidity is like a rushing, fresh water Colorado river. The long; gorgeous, sexy, polished, elegant, finely balanced finish is excellent wire to wire and persists minutes.

Beautiful wine & vintage. It’s about 3-5 years away from 94 & has 10-15 years of good drinking ahead. Properly stored of course.

Quite good with Lamb Chopper harder white cheese & Rustic Bakery Rosemary & Olive Oil Organic Flatbread & the Jasper Hill Willoughby soft white cheese with the Firehook flatbread crackers.

Photos of; Domaine William Fevre, their Bougros Vineyard, Winemaker- Didier Séguier and the entrance to William Fevre.
— 20 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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What is Jolly Rancher?
David T

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@Bob McDonald Hard candy. Not sure if they have it AUS.
Bob McDonald

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@David T Thanks David. No we don’t have it here.

William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

A lot is going on in this wine. The nose is rich, the palate also. A blackcurrant, a leather, a chocolate. Sweet, deep hints of dark fruit. Too much acidity, medium finish. But 4,5 it's a fair note. — 14 days ago

Domaine William Fèvre

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

A very well defined wine with beautiful layers of crisp apple , touch of lemon and a chalk sharp finish. Delicious — 15 days ago