Tasting Notes for jamieirving

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Red
10/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
94 points
Made from 65-year old low-yielding Primitivo, this had been made in a new world, California-Zin, style. I love California Zins, so was pre-disposed to love this wine! It's delicious. Really full bodied, intense, layer upon layer of brooding dark berry fruit, spicy, peppery and interesting. The time in French oak only sweetens the deal as far as I am concerned. This is worth way more than the £15 price tag in my opinion!
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Red
10/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
100% Shiraz aged in French and American oak for 18 months. Plum, vanilla and tobacco on the nose. Full bodied. Rich and intense with plenty of white pepper and a very fresh acidity.
Red
2013 Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
89 points
Ruby red in colour. Vibrant red berry fruit, vanilla and a touch of toasty oak on the nose. Medium to full bodied with lovely spicy, peppery Zin characters and a slight candied fruit finish interrupted by good acidity. Very enjoyable.
Red
10/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
A delicious Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cariñena. Intense colour. Blackberry fruit and white pepper on the nose. Very savoury, earthy and with a fresh acidity.
Red
10/18/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
Bright colour. Spicy, pepper and olive nose. Full bodied, earthy, tobacco. Very dry finish.
Red
2012 Rupert & Rothschild Classique Coastal Region Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/18/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
89 points
This Bordeaux blend has a vibrant South African style, but without the rubber twang. Surprising full bodied, rich, intense and velvety. Very enjoyable.
Red
10/18/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely grenache and syrah blend. Full bodied, ripe, intensely fruity and with a fresh acidity on the finish. Exceptionally well made, deliciously drinkable.
Red
10/2/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
Plum red in colour. Savoury aromas with a touch of creamy blackcurrant. Full bodied. Lashings of blackberry fruit, spice, white pepper and tobacco. Long, savoury finish. Delicious!
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Red
7/11/2015 - jamieirving wrote:
89 points
Crimson coloured. Aromas of tobacco and lead pencil. The palate shows earthy, herbaceous, white pepper and bell pepper characters. Medium to full bodied with juicy texture. Long finish with a fresh acidity.
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Red
7/10/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
86 points
A blend of 59% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Blackcurrant nose. Sweet berry fruit, white pepper and fine grained tannins.
Red
7/10/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
86 points
A blend of 70% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, and 4% Zinfandel which is very Rhone in style. Savoury, meaty, nose. Medium to full body. Earthy and smoky palate with just a hint of sweet dark berry fruit.
White - Sparkling
5/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
91 points
This Blanc de Noir is a bit more full on than you're average Champagne. Fresh red fruit on the nose. Lovely citrus and breadcrumb character end with medium bodied, toasty, slightly biscuity character. Very enjoyable.
Red
5/22/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
This single vineyard Malbec is made with fruit from La Consulta, located at 1,070 metres. It's deep red in colour with ruby red edges. I found plenty of dark berry fruit and an interesting hint of citrus. Very full bodied. Layers of fruit, pepper and spice with well integrated oak. Lovely fine grained tannins on the finish. Excellent!
Red
5/6/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
Red berry fruit and a touch of baking spice. Medium bodied. Savoury palate with a touch of spice. Fresh, zippy acidity on the finish.
White - Sparkling
5/3/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
A Pinot-driven blend. Rich straw yellow in colour. Mainly citrus nose. Full bodied and crisp. Great acidity and savoury finish.
Red
Earthy, leather and mushroom aromas. Full bodied with taste of sunshine! Dark berry fruit and baking spices on the finish. Well integrated oak.
Red
2010 Château Réaut Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/2/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
A blend of 58% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Rich colour. Blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. Medium bodied. Lovely concentration. Rich, elegant and supple. Nice savoury finish.

This estate was purchased by the Champagne house Louis Roederer in 2003, renovated and e-planted, then sold less than 10 years later!
Rosé
5/2/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
87 points
Salmon pink in the glass. Strawberry and mineral aromas. Light bodied with lovely red berry fruit, slate, stone and a touch of spice on the finish.
Red
5/1/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
89 points
A blend of Malbec from four estates, the lowest of which sits say 1,700 metres, aged in French oak for 15 months. Inky black with cherry red edges. Blueberry pie and baking spice aromas. Full bodied. Dark cherry fruit, cigar and white pepper characters. Earthy, savoury, intense and long finish.
Red
2010 Mascota Vineyards Unánime Valle de Uco Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/1/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Franc sourced from the Uco Valley and aged for 20 months in French oak. Dense core with ruby red edges. Sour cherry aromas. Full bodied with tobacco, cracked black pepper and cream characters. Well integrated oak. Fine grained tannins. Long, smooth finish.
White - Sparkling
5/1/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
Very pale colour. Citrus and proving bread aromas on the nose. Zesty lemon, zippy acidity and long clean finish. Silver Decanter award.
Red
4/30/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark centre with ruby edges. Capsicum and cracked black pepper aromas. Medium to full bodied. Rustic dark berry fruit and white pepper. Well integrated tannin and long savoury finish.
Red
4/30/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
A small plot wine grown on volcanic soils. Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. Inky in colour. Intense blackberry, blueberry and graphite on the nose. Full bodied and delicious. Savoury palate with great length.
Red
2011 Fairview The Gravel Road Swartland Syrah Blend, Syrah
4/28/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
A blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignan, Tannat and Durif aged in oak for 18 months. Lovely deep colour in the glass. Nose of blackberry lifted with a touch of cream. Medium to full bodied. Beautiful elegant dark berry fruit with a full on peppery finish. Absolutely no rubber twang. One of the best SA wines I've tired in a long time!
Red
4/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
87 points
A blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and old-vine Carignan from AOC Palette, one of the smallest appellations in France with just 42 hectares. Inky black in colour. Blackberry, bramble nose. Full bodied, rustic and dry on the finish.
Red
4/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
91 points
Savoury, herbaceous nose. Full bodied. Brooding dark berry fruit, a touch of white pepper and well integrated oak. Long smooth finish.
Red
4/24/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark cherry red in the glass. Blackberry, blueberry and liquorice aromas. Full bodied. Baked dark berries, baking spices and well integrated oak. Lovely concentration. Long, long, finish.
Red
2012 Moss Wood Amy's Margaret River Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/22/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Blackberry and white pepper aromas. Medium bodied. Dark berry fruit with a zippy acidity.
Red
4/10/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
93 points
100% Syrah aged in oak for 18 months. Deep colour with Ruby edges. Savoury, earthy, leafy aromas. Full bodied. Generous baked blackberry fruit. Baking spice. White pepper. Lovely layers and long finish.
Red
4/10/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache and Counoise combine to make a full bodied, savoury wine. Spicy, warm, raspberry nose. Baked dark berry fruit, black pepper and herbaceous character.
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Red
4/1/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
83% Carignan, 14% Valdigue and 3% Petite Sirah. Deep colour. Aromas of morello cherry, vanilla and green pepper. Medium bodies palate with sweet berry fruit, cigar box and baking spice on the finish. All served in a clear glass bottle. Unusual!
Red
3/28/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, rich, colour. Baked berry fruit, liquorice, white pepper. Full bodied. Spicy, warm and mouth filling.
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Red
3/27/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark cherry colour. Nose of white pepper and vanilla. Not your typical full bodied Zin- if anything it's medium to light bodied. A little raspberry then lots and lots of savoury, woody, mineral, spicy notes. Very interesting Zin!
Red
3/14/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely colour. Intense dark berry fruit and a touch of vanilla. Full bodied. Well integrated oak. Soft and fruity. Long finish. 91 Parker points.
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Red
3/13/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, dark, brooding! Ripe red berries, liquorice, toasted oak. Really full bodied. Earthy, tobacco and a lingering smoothness.
Red
2012 Wolf Blass Silver Label Shiraz Cabernet Western Victoria Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
3/10/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
87 points
Deep colour. Blackberry, sweet cherry, plum. Full bodied. Good oak integration. Savoury with a hint of sweet.
Red
3/6/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in oak. Intense liquorice on the nose. Medium bodied and elegant. Dark berry fruit with a touch of mint.
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Red
3/6/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
A barrel selection of 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Deep in colour. Blackcurrant nose. Savoury, earthy palate with well integrate oak. Very enjoyable.
Red
3/6/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
Made with Cabernet from a single bio-dynamically farmed vineyard, this low yield wine is impressive. Deep and intense colour. Christmas cake and tobacco on the nose. Full bodied. Lots of dark berry fruit, lovely oak integration and lovely acidity on the finish.
White - Sparkling
3/5/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
A blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay. Lovely rich colour and lively bready nose. You can feel the fuller body in the mouth along with a crisp, round, savoury note. Very good indeed.
Red
2/14/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
A blend of Grenache and Syrah. Full bodied, and full on! Plenty of blackberry, baked blueberry and cassis. Great intensity and smooth finish.
White - Sparkling
2/16/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
87 points
A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Lovely crisp nose. Sliced baguette characters on the palate. Good fresh acidity.
Red
2/14/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
A special blend made for the Hippopotamus restaurants. Red berry fruit and a touch of earthiness on the nose. Medium bodied. Lovely dark fruit characters, smooth and with a suggestion of spice. Lovely accompaniment to the Hippo Steak sandwich.
Red
2/14/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
Intense liquorice and a touch of alcohol on the nose- it's pretty high alcohol! Full bodied with roasted green peppers, savoury mushroom and cracked black pepper character. Smooth, mouth filling finish.
Red
2/14/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
88 points
Very savoury nose showing earthy, mushroom and truffle characters. Medium bodied. Blackberry and black pepper on the palate. Well integrated oak.
White - Sparkling
2/8/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
92 points
Very pale yellow in the glass with an excellent mousse! Lemon cheesecake character on the nose. Lovely subtle palate- complex and interesting with a long zesty finish.
Red
2/7/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep colour. Toasty oak, vanilla and blackberry aromas. Full bodied. Savoury, pencil shavings, roasted green pepper.
Red
2/7/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
Aged for 24 months in oak and 12 months in the bottle. Deep colour. Red fruit, violets, licquorice and a touch of oak. Full bodied. Lashings dark berry fruit and well integrated toasty oak.
Red
2/6/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
90 points
A blend of 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano, Roda is aged in French oak for twelve months, with a further 24 months being spent in bottle before release. Deep, dark, brooding in the glass. Fresh red cherry and violets on the nose. Full bodied. Savory and with a fresh zippy acidity.
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Red
1/31/2015 - jamieirving Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep and dark in the glass. Aromas of leather, tobacco and cracked black pepper. Full bodied and elegant. Vegetal characters continue to the palate and combine with well-integrated oak and a certain meaty character. Perfect with our burgers! 93 Parker points.
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