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Bodegas Valsardo

Valdeyuso 2001

A spectacular wine, bursting from the glass and fully clearing out my slightly blocked nasal passages this weekend with gorgeous aromas of black fruit - deep but oh-so-fresh - along with kirsch liqueur, cranberry, a hint of mint and cedar. Truth be told, it has a character reminiscent of the Médoc, and I later read it has a small amount of Cabernet in the blend.

The palate is a show-stopper, sporting an array of very ripe but fresh blackcurrant, freshly squeezed cherries, and blueberry. It’s robust, but very harmonious with an abundance of acidity and tannin. It has an almost Port-like density, but it works. Sublime stuff. Why, oh why, did I only buy two bottles of this? It was £6 in bond, released by the winery last year under peculiar circumstances that I can’t remember. I should’ve bought a truck-load.
— a year ago


Select Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

Baked apple aromas up front with some slight vanilla, leading to flavours of green apple and pear (no malolactic here!). Lingering citrus at the end, works great with steamed clams. — 5 years ago

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Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2016

Still needs time. Clean and developing nicely. — 4 months ago

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Aria White Port Chardonnay 1997

If wine is bottled poetry, then this is the bottle. — 3 years ago

Smith Woodhouse

Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2008

Picked this up from local Alko as my Kopkes ended up lost somewhere on their way. This has quite broad array of licorice, smoke, oak and various red and dark berries flowing through both nose and palate. It's quite dense but manages to stay away from being cloying. Taste ends eith nutty and raspberry notes. This works great with various chocolate desserts when slightly cooled to freshen up the mouthfeel. We had this with chocolate cheese cake that ended our Christmas dinner. — 3 years ago

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Sweet Claire Late Harvest Riesling 2008

Sweet Clean Crisp Honey suckle Green Apple — 6 years ago

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Renown Porto

NV / Port on an august evening with the cheese… it works 😏 — 3 years ago

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Herdade do Mouchão

Vinho Regional Alicante Bouschet 2011

Everything about this wine screams uncool in our industry in the present era: high alcohol (14%), heavy extraction, generous use of new oak (presumably), ripe + chewy tannins, flavors that shout rather than whisper and high praise from Robert Parker (cue Elaine or Carlton Banks’ dance moves). Maybe it’s my 90’s nostalgia or maybe I’ve been drinking too much vintage port these days 🤷🏻‍♀️ but it all works beautifully here: intense aromas of licorice, pepper, cedar, black plum, wet tar, dried tobacco, cranberries, cassis, dried violets. And this is only the beginning... A blast of macerated red and black berries on the palate, held together by a solid acid backbone, followed by a long finish laced with black olive, dried tobacco, mocha and mineral. Hedonistic. Three cheers for Alicante Bouschet! — 3 years ago

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👏 buttoned up Carlton drinking vintage port! Can’t think of a more stuffy formal wine.

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@Adriana Fabbro your tasting notes are wonderful and such a pleasure to read.