Grosset, Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley 2014, Organic
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For some of my Beginner students this was their first Riesling – and what a way to start.  It had a delightfully fragrant nose and aromas of citrus; lemon and lime along the tell-tale kerosene notes (don’t be perturbed). A … Read More

Cote des Roses Rosé, Gerard Bertrand, 2015
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I have to admit that I was attracted to this wine by the beauty of the bottle design; its base (or punt) is in the shape of a rose, a rose for a rosé, an absolutely fabulous idea. I also wanted to test … Read More

Bourgogne Aligoté – Dubreuil Fontaine 2013
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Bourgogne Aligoté is the”other” white grape grown in Burgundy alongside its more fashionable sibling, Chardonnay.  This wine is light, crisp and refreshing with delicate floral and citrus aromatics and packed with flavours of lemon, apple and pear finishing with a … Read More

Organic Mixed Case of Chateau Unang – Latest Vintage
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Chateau Unang, Ventoux AOC, Southern Rhone Valley, France Just arrived in KL in time for Christmas & New Year!!! Mixed Case RM815 (saving RM25)* 4 each of: Ventoux Blanc 2014 Ventoux Rosé 2014 Ventoux Rouge 2013 Mixed Case including La … Read More

Kalleske Pirathon Shiraz, Barossa Valley
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Blackberry, black cherry, damsons, spice & pepper, chocolate (what more could you ask?).  Deep purple colour, full-bodied with enormous character, unmistakably Barossa. Harmonious balance of ripe and succulent fruits, well integrated oak and fine tannins. Would be great with a … Read More

Wirra Wirra Church Block, McLaren Vale 2012
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Cabernet Sauvignon 49%, Shiraz, 35%, Merlot 16% Tasted with my new Beginners Group.  What a wine to finish the lesson!  This is a delight, full-bodied, smooth, juicy blackberry, vanilla and hints of mint.It has a great structure, the acidity and … Read More

Pinot Grigio Vino Spumante Brut
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Produced by M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams and local expert Scipione Giuliani in northern Italian regions of Oltrepò Pavese and Veneto. A delicously light & refreshing sparkling wine. Dry with floral aromas,nutty & citrus flavours. Good quality for this price.  A … Read More

Casa Marin Riesling San Antonio Valley Chile 2009
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From the cooler Coastal region of Catagena in the San Antonio Valley This dry Riesling, tasted on the Advanced Course, was simply outstanding.  Intense and complex.  Lemon zesty, refreshing acidity, deliciously textural body with layers of flavour.  Very long minerally … Read More

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
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From the Southern Valleys of Marlborough New Zealand Tasted with my Advanced Students.  This is powerful, fruity, spicy, and very smooth. Subtle oak ageing, 10 months in French Barriques (30% new). Savoury Cheesecake and Spiced Chutney was a great match … Read More