Château de Sancerre 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Château 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 “Château de Sancerre 2017 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’Oc 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”

Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Angullong’s sauvignon blanc from the 2019 vintage in the Orange wine region. Year in, year out Angullong produce a very good, European style restrained and varietal sauvignon blanc. It presents cogent support for the view that Orange is one of Australia’s better regions for this grape variety. In the glass,Continue reading “Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review”

Bordeaux 2015 tasting in Napa

This tasting took place in Napa in February 2020 just before the global pandemic took hold. This post though is not about Napa wine but the annual Institute of Masters of Wine tasting of the 2015 Bordeaux vintage in bottle, a tasting which travels to London, Napa and Sydney. The setting was the centrally locatedContinue reading “Bordeaux 2015 tasting in Napa”

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is an ambitiously good sauvignon blanc from Terre Ă  Terre in Wrattonbully near the South Australian/Victorian border.  It has aromas of grass and peach.  The palate is dry, the acidity high and razor sharp and there’s some really well handled old oak that gives texture and balance to the finish.  This is first rateContinue reading “Terre Ă  Terre Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019”

K. Martini & Sohn SĂĽdtirol Alto Adige Sauvignon 2016

This is a sound sauvignon blanc from Alto Adige in far northern Italy. It has a restrained aroma, for sauvignon blanc, of minerals and green capsicum. The acidity is the principal feature of the palate, presenting as high and razor like. The wine weighs in at 13.5abv, which its medium body does not give away.Continue reading “K. Martini & Sohn SĂĽdtirol Alto Adige Sauvignon 2016”