Freycinet Tasmania Pinot Noir 2018 Wine Review

Freycinet Vineyard is located on the east coast of Tasmania, is a highly regarded producer of pinot noir and the region’s oldest winery. This wine review is of Freycinet’s 2018 release pinot noir, which at the time of writing is their current release. 2018 vintage conditions in east coast Tasmania appeared somewhat mixed, battling rainContinue reading “Freycinet Tasmania Pinot Noir 2018 Wine Review”

Domaine Nicolas Rossignol Pommard Les Vignots 2011 Wine Review

This wine proved to be a very enjoyable, archetypal Pommard. It is labelled as “Les Vignots” which is a lieu-dit, rather than premier cru, so this remains a Pommard villages wine. It presented however more like a premier cru. Les Vignots is not particularly far from Pommard premier crus Les Arvelets and La Platière, althoughContinue reading “Domaine Nicolas Rossignol Pommard Les Vignots 2011 Wine Review”

Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

2021 seemed about right to open this 2012 vintage of Paringa Estate’s Mornington Peninsula pinot noir. 2012 seems to have been an equable season in the region on the basis of this report from Winetitles media. Cellared since purchase, the wine has moved to a red brick colour and has swirling and misty aromatics ofContinue reading “Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review”

Oberkircher Winzer Spätburgunder 2014 Wine Review

I found this wine filed away under cabernet blends in a wine list. I was pretty sure it wasn’t a Baden cabernet, with spätburgunder being pinot noir and German cabernet being uncommon. A nascent thought was that the confusion might be based in fact, some until now unforeseen German wine label complexity. German wine labelsContinue reading “Oberkircher Winzer Spätburgunder 2014 Wine Review”

L’Artisan Le Pinot Noir 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of the L’Artisan “Le Pinot Noir” from the Pays d’Oc in the south of France and the 2019 vintage. In the glass, the wine has aromas of confected red fruits, jam and dried herbs. The palate is dry with medium tannins and a red fruit character that is more broad brushContinue reading “L’Artisan Le Pinot Noir 2019 Wine Review”

Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Maison Dieu 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of a very good Bourgogne rouge from Domaine de Bellene and the ripe 2018 vintage. It provides a typical expression of Burgundian pinot noir that is higher quality than might be expected due to the vintage and also can be found at a fair price. There are attractive, savoury, aromatic andContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Maison Dieu 2018 Wine Review”