Le Petit Gasco没n 2019 Wine Review

This wine review of the Le Petit Gasco没n, a blend of colombard and ugni blanc from south western France. The appellation is the IGP C么tes de Gascogne. Colombard and ugni blanc are modest grape varieties and the guiding ethos here will be producing a wine that is fresh, crisp and suitable for immediate drinking. ThisContinue reading “Le Petit Gasco没n 2019 Wine Review”

Ch芒teau de Sancerre 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Ch芒teau de Sancerre’s 2017 vintage from Sancerre in the Loire Valley. In the glass, the wine is a classical expression of Sancerre sauvignon blanc, with muted aromas and flavours of lemon and herbs. It is a very tight wine that has high acidity at its core. The wine is mediumContinue reading “Ch芒teau de Sancerre 2017 Wine Review”

Domaine Rostaing C么te R么tie 2016 Wine Review

This wine review is of a C么te R么tie from Domaine Rostaing and the 2016 vintage. It鈥檚 an outstanding expression of syrah and viognier. In the glass, it is a medium bodied wine that is earthy, spicy and has well integrated and subtle oak that does not present as new barrels. The wine finishes on tanninsContinue reading “Domaine Rostaing C么te R么tie 2016 Wine Review”

Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Pig In the House organic shiraz from the Central Ranges in New South Wales and the 2019 vintage. The wine is dry, between medium and full bodied, oaked (but little if any new), has 14.5 alcohol, a peppery aroma and light tannins. It has medium length and finishes onContinue reading “Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review”

Vignes de St Pierre Blanc 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Vignes de St Pierre Blanc from the 2018 vintage and the Pays d鈥橭c in the south of France. It is a blend consisting mostly of grenache blanc, vermentino and chasan. Chasan you say? It is a crossing between chardonnay and palomino it seems, from the Languedoc. I had notContinue reading “Vignes de St Pierre Blanc 2018 Wine Review”

Will de Castella Jean-Paul鈥檚 Vineyard Shiraz 2014 Wine Review

This wine review is of Will de Castella鈥檚 Jean-Paul鈥檚 vineyard 2014 shiraz from the hilly Yea region north of the Yarra Valley. Sealed under wax, it is an immediately earthy, complex and medium bodied style of shiraz. Fully mature, it has aromas of red berries and cedar (vanilla, likely at least 12 months maturation, smallContinue reading “Will de Castella Jean-Paul鈥檚 Vineyard Shiraz 2014 Wine Review”