Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

Babich’s Winemakers’ Reserve pinot noir is made from fruit sourced from Marlborough on the south island of New Zealand. ¬†I really quite like New Zealand and for New Zealand readers, I would note that there is still time to join us. This pinot noir is well made. ¬†To generalise a bit, it fits into theContinue reading “Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2011”

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The Margaret River and Coonawarra are Australia’s two leading cabernet sauvignon regions, of that I have little doubt. ¬†The Yarra Valley can be good, but my impression is that the lesser years seem to outnumber the greater, and of the red grapes,¬†pinot noir and syrah¬†have captured local vigneron’s imagination to a greater extent. ¬†With aContinue reading “Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010”

Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011

This sauvignon blanc from Arrogant Frog is probably the best of their 2011 range that I tasted through. Lemon in colour, it is bright with a pale intensity of colour. ¬†Aromatically, for those used to Marlborough style sauvignon blanc, this is a very restrained offering, with muted notes of stones, minerals, lemon citrus, earth, corianderContinue reading “Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011”