Jacky Blisson is a Canadian wine writer and educator in the final phase of study for the coveted Master of Wine title. Upon completing an international wine commerce master’s degree in Beaune, France, Jacky worked harvest seasons in Burgundy and the Walker Bay, South Africa. During her 11-year sojourn in France, Jacky was employed as UK and North
See this guide to our considerable, and growing, coverage of the exceptional 2019 vintage and other current releases of German wine. In this instalment, devoted to two of many German-wine lovers' favourite regions, Michael Schmidt presents nearly 170 tasting notes. They should be read in conjunction with many more in two articles on wines offered
Here are links to the entries in this year's writing competition that have so far been published. The competition – deadline 15 August, with a prize worth £380 – is designed to encourage articles about the producers who are making wine in such a way that leaves the smallest possible footprint on the planet and invests in the future. As Tim
Tasted by Marc André Gagnon. Un très beau vin aux aromes de petits fruits et de café. C'est d'un fruité à la fois fin et riche avec des notes de réglisse rouge, de terre et de graphite. Les tanins sont encore fermes et bien agréables. Très longue finale suave. Appellation Saint-Julien. Il pourrait faire encore quelques années de cave. Un domaine de 82 hectares qui produit 157 000 bouteilles. Encépagement : cabernet sauvignon 61 %, merlot 29 %, cabernet franc 7 % et petit verdot 3 %. 110 $. (https://vinquebec.com/node/16063) (96 pts.) - Tasted 8/4/2020.
Tasted by pavel_p. Another beautiful bottle with a worrisome cork (already soaked to the top). Consistent around 93 points but will enjoy my bottles over the mid-term as the corks do not inspire confidence (perhaps its just my cases with some transportation/storage issues along the way...). PS: Just saw Monkeybiz' almost identical comment written only 2 days ago, so perhaps some issues with cork quality and/or onsite storage at PYCM after all... - Tasted 8/4/2020.
Tasted by Muni. (93 pts.) - Tasted 8/4/2020.
Tasted by Yde. (92 pts.) - Tasted 8/4/2020.
In the spring an old man's fancy lightly turns to cheering us all up. Brian Croser ruminates in the Adelaide Hills. The annual cycle turns regardless of drought, bushfires and COVID-19. The wattles are in full blossom, the jonquils and daffodils are flowering, the magnolia and almond blossoms are just emerging and we are pruning Tiers Vineyard.
When he first tasted Barolo 2016s late last year, Walter was excited. His second major tasting, conducted in strictest socially distanced conditions as shown above, left him eager for more. The clear triumph of Barolo in 2016, an exceptional vintage that potentially eclipses the highly acclaimed 2010, continued in my second tasting of this
Tasted by mikerando. (92 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by llink. Served blind in a flight of 4 CdlRs. Spicy nose with a ton of stem inclusion. Red fruit, very pretty. Lithe, silky palate, young and shows the sappy attractiveness of 14 with strawberry and raspberry fruit, medium complexity on the palate. Engaging finish, this is lovely but will be special in a few years. (94 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by thkim. (92 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by steinersing. showing well now, great intensity and length. develops slowly but nicely. (95 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by lvjohn. We were blown away by this wine once again. Wonderful cabernet character and fruit with a fruit filled bouquet. Great length and a full mouthfeel. (96 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by Aravind Asok. Another lovely btl. On the nose: noble struck match reduction, lemon, banana, a touch of vanilla. On the palate, fantastic acidity, lemon peel, loads of wet stone minerality, excellent density, and an electric finish. This is drinking so well now. - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by winelover1808. interesting contrast to the last bottle I had. This was more plum, animale, funk, some olive and black licorice notes and maybe a hint of iron. the last bottle i had was more bright fruit cherry. this was good but not at the same level of my last bottle. (91 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by cfk49. Unless you have multiple bottles of this wine or are expecting that after a few years you no longer be able to drink wine, I urge you to continue to hold it your cellar. It is true that there is a lot of attractive primary red cherry fruit in this wine and the shows finesse for Corton in is medium-weight body. But there's so much more potential here for the future as shown by the depth: 94-95, conceivably even more. It you do open a bottle now, I suggest decanting an hour or so before you serve the wine. Cellared since original release. (92 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by Rick & Ilsa. From 375, opened and poured into large glasses (except for the last 1/2 inch as this is starting to throw sediment) and left to sit for an hour. Not enough time for the wine to open up, but that would take considerably longer anyway. Dark garnet color, almost blood red at the rim. Smells of elderberry, blackberry, blueberry and something almost cooling. On the palate this is massive and concentrated with huge amounts of fruit and ripe tannin. To my palate this is already very well balanced although everything is on a huge scale. Smooth, almost like drinking liquid silk, not cloying and with a pleasant bite on the end that ends the sweetness at just the right moment. Drinking remarkably well decades before it's ready, I think this is the best young VP I've ever had the pleasure to drink. Look forward to watching the evolution for as long as I am able. Enjoy! (97 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.
Tasted by Slaz. More jammy style than many, if not most, prior vintages. Tasted over 2+ hours of decanting. (89 pts.) - Tasted 8/3/2020.