Californian Wine



Dominic Hentall Saint Véran 2010, Burgundy, France (£15.99 Naked Wines) Good mix of zesty citrus freshness with a softer, rounded cooked apple character, plus a slightly dough-like character reminiscent of undercooked cake mix. B Domain Parigot Meursault ‘Les Vireuils Dessous’ 2010, Burgundy, France (£32.99 The Perfect Cellar) Lean and lovely, […]

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Harvey Nichols Pinot Noir 2010 (Framingham), Marlborough, New Zealand (£18.00 Harvey Nichols) Reasonable plummy strawberry flavours with a touch of spice, but there’s also a stewed edge that speaks of slightly heavy-handed winemaking and just-too-ripe fruit. B(-) Louis Latour Mercurey Rouge 2009, Burgundy, France (£16.99 slurp.co.uk, The Wine Cellar, T […]

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Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay 2011, Overberg, South Africa (£11.25-£12.25 Loki Wine, Bijou Bottles, Proteas Wines, Underwood Wines, C. A. Rookes, S.H. Jones, Frasers Budgens (Yarnton), City Beverage Company) Good punchy style, with quite flesh peach and pear flavours and some nutty, leesy richness balanced by a zesty citrus and mineral […]

Wine Tasting Video: Chardonnays from California & South Africa



Some wines I filmed before Christmas when I’d been banished to one of the darker rooms in the house… Wakefield Estate Merlot 2009, Clare Valley, Australia (£9.99-£10.99 Cheers, Constantine Stores, Majestic, Nidderdale Fine Wines, Oliver’s Beer and Wine, Saxty’s, Sommelier Wine Co) Reasonable ruddy berry and plum fruit with a […]

Wine Tasting Video: Cabernet & Merlot from Australia, Italy and ...