Daily Archives: October 30, 2022

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 5, 2022

You can access the wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. You can also see my …

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Tastebuds Suck! Long Live The Olfactory Bulb

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Twitter will know that I’ve recently returned from a press trip to South Africa to attend the bi-annual Cape Wine fair. It was a fabulous trip until I came down with COVID-19 near the end of the trip. Up until now, I have managed to avoid getting the disease. With so …

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Beau Marchais 2021 Pinot Noir: The Unexpected Ending of a Beautiful Collaboration

Philippe Cambie These three bottlings of Pinot Noir recently released by Beau Marchais are of a project launched  in 2019 by two seasoned winemakers, Adam Lee of California and Philippe Cambie of France.  Their joint venture brought together the talents of one of California’s finest Pinot Noir winemakers with one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s most illustrious enologists and consultant to more than …

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Bolgheri Superiore 2020 preview

In the shadow of the 12th century tower of Donoratico and with a view to the Tyrrenhian shoreline, framed by immaculate vineyards and majestic stone pines and cypresses, I sat down in early September to blind-taste 52 Bolgheri Superiore 2020 wines. Most were still in fairly embyonic states: some had only just been bottled and some were cask samples. Following Superiore’s …

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Vilmart Brut Champagne Grand Cellier NV (2022) $77 (94 points)

A mouthwatering Champagne that shows seamless integration of the plush and creamy mousse, rapierlike acidity and expressive range of peach, chopped nut, ripe green apple, star anise and honeysuckle aromas and flavors that persist on the long finish. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Disgorged January 2022. Drink now through 2027. Source : 410c96d365704464c62fe5cc827c72b0

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