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”

Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Rheingau 2019 Wine Review

This is a very good riesling from Weingut Robert Weil in Rheingau and the 2019 vintage. Robert Weil has devoted its 90 hectares entirely to riesling and has a good report of the challenging 2019 vintage here. This is a wine I plan to purchase more of. It has attractive aromas of unripe pineapple andContinue reading “Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Rheingau 2019 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”

Domaine du Pélican Arbois Savignan Ouillé 2018 Wine Review

From the Marquis d’Angerville (of Burgundy fame), Domaine du PĂ©lican’s savignan ouillĂ© is a very good wine from the 2018 vintage. Some interpretation is required for those less familiar with Jura wine labels. Savignan is also known as traminer (related, but different to gewurtztraminer) and is the speciality white of the Jura region of France.Continue reading “Domaine du PĂ©lican Arbois Savignan OuillĂ© 2018 Wine Review”

Wagner Stempel Gutswein Riesling 2019 Wine Review

From the Rheinhessen region in Germany, this riesling from Wagner Stempel is near to the Nahe in both location and style. From the 2019 vintage, a vintage with high expectations, it opens to appealing minerally aromas of stones, together with lemon and yellow grapefruit. The palate is on the dry side of the dry toContinue reading “Wagner Stempel Gutswein Riesling 2019 Wine Review”