Zephyr Riesling 2011, Marlborough (£13.49 The Bon Vivant’s Companion) Quite soft and surprisingly mature for 2011, has ripe, slightly bruised apple flavour, along with a dusting of icing sugar, I like the clean mineral streak on the finish, but this feels old before its time. B Craggy Range Te Muna […]

Wine Tasting Video: Eight New Zealand Rieslings

Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits Villages ‘Le Vaucrain’ 2008, Burgundy, France (£18.75 Hailsham Cellars, Leamington Wine Company, Luvians, Nailsworth Wine & Spirits, Village Wines, Thomas Peatling, Booze Bargains, Globe Wines, Le Parc Delicatessen) Smells as if it’s going to be lighter than many Jadot reds, with a fragrant rose petal […]

Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from France & New Zealand

Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages 2009, Burgundy, France (£7.99-£9.49 Bon Coeur Fine Wines, yourfavouritewines.com, everywine.co.uk) Yummy, welcoming wine, with joyful summer pudding flavours, an aroma like warm earth/brick and a juicy, fragrant finish – some merguez sausages please… S(-) Bishops Head Pinot Noir 2008, Waipara Valley, New Zealand (£15.11 Private Cellar) […]

Wine Tasting Video: Two Pinot Noirs and a Beaujolais