These wine reviews are from Patina Wines in the Orange region of New South Wales in Australia. The latitude here (approximately 33c) is moderated by altitude, and typically the wines present in cooler climate styles. I have tasted successful wines from this region, particularly among the whites. 2018 Reserve Chardonnay The 2018 reserve chardonnay isContinue reading “Patina Wines New Releases (2019 and 2018 vintages)”
Introduction Lyons Will Estate are a small producer with 5 hectarines under vine in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia. The Macedon Ranges are one of the Australia’s coolest wine regions (climatically). The vineyard is located at altitude (554 metres) and the climate is continental. Sustainability and minimal intervention are the goals. Reviews of theirContinue reading “2021 new releases from Lyons Will Estate (2019 and 2021 vintages)”
All wines were tasted in October 2021.
This wine review is of a chardonnay from the 2018 vintage of Domaine de Bellene and the Côteaux Bourguignons in Burgundy. The Côteaux Bourguignons is a regional appellation which permits the grapes to be sourced from anywhere in Burgundy, including Beaujolais. The informative Bourgogne Wines reference website provides further information about the appellation here. TheContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene L’eclos Des Abeille 2018 Wine Review”
This is a very good premier cru chardonnay from Mercurey in the Côte Chalonnaise. In its drinking prime, it has aromas of smoke and minerals. The palate is medium to full bodied, its acidity medium-high and its impression tight, linear and mineral. There is some good complexity here and this wine rewards current drinking. Rating:Continue reading “Les Héritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey Premier Cru Clos Marcilly 2015”