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”

Huntington Estate Rosé 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of a pinot noir rosé from Huntington Estate in warm climate Mudgee. This is not a natural home for pinot noir, but as a rosé from grapes that I expect were early picked, the wine is refreshing and European in style. In the glass, it is a red-orange colour. The aromaContinue reading “Huntington Estate Rosé 2018 Wine Review”

SC Guillard Bourgogne Rouge 2018

This is more or less what I am searching for, but irregularly find, in a Bourgogne rouge.  It opens to brooding aromas of blackcurrant, with a cedar backdrop.  The palate is medium bodied with game notes, medium tannins and lingering length on the finish.  This rather delicious Burgundy overachieves for its quality classification and isContinue reading “SC Guillard Bourgogne Rouge 2018”

Valli Gibston Vineyard Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017

This is a very good Central Otago pinot noir from Valli’s Gibbstone vineyard and the 2017 vintage.  It has restrained blackcurrant, dark cherry and undergrowth aromas, with Burgundian echoes.  The palate has medium tannins, high acid, medium length and a full body, and a dried herb character.  Ready to drink now.  Rating: Good to VeryContinue reading “Valli Gibston Vineyard Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017”

Peay Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017

I am seeing a few more North American wines make their way to Australia.  From the Sonoma Coast in California, this pinot noir has aromas of spice and red cherries.  It is not a Burgundian style, but more in the style of high quality fuller bodied pinot noir from the Yarra Valley.  The palate isContinue reading “Peay Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017”

Domaine de Bellene Côte de Nuits Villages 2018

Domaine de Bellene’s Côte de Nuits Villages from the 2018 vintage is a lovely wine. It opens to attractive and fragrant aromas of spice and blackcurrant, with an end note of smoke and cedar. It can only be Burgundy. The palate is medium bodied and more workmanlike with characters akin to red currants. This attractiveContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene Côte de Nuits Villages 2018”