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White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
some grass and grapefruit on the nose. Better crispness to the palate than usual for Australian versions of S.Bl. Not outstanding, but decent value. 2nd tier.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Some leesy character to both the nose and the palate. Medium acidity, grapefruit character. Longish finish. Reasonably priced. 2nd tier.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Nettle nose. Great zippy acidity, crisp, medium finish with mineral. Recommended.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Nettle nose. Grapefruit, tangy and slightly spicy. Long finish relative to the price. Very good value and recommended.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Very bland nose. Some light grapefruit notes.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Nose of ?custard?, palate with some light spicing, like a lighter version of nutmeg, not especially crisp, but that is not especially surprising for American Sauvignon. I am puzzled by releasing such an old vintage for a wine that should be served as young and fresh as possible though. 2nd tier.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Lime nose, not especially crisp. Quite a good food wine, but not typical of the region. Between 1st-2nd tier.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Nose very light. Palate better, spicy finish, med.-high acidity. Not complex enough for its price though.
White
2005 Château Coucheroy Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc (view label images)
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Tangy nettle nose. You can immediately tell that Sauvignon dominates over Semillon. Not quite as dry as expected. 2nd tier.
White
7/7/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Classic NZ Sauvingon style: peas and grass. Pungent sharp grapefruit as well. Not fully dry: (D) rather than (XD). Best New Zealand Sauvignon in this release. Recommended.
White
8/19/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Nose with combo of melon and pear. Ditto on palate. Much more character than many Pinot Grigios.
Red
6/9/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Nose of no more than medium intensity, but normal Rhône styling. Palate with better intensity, good acidity, lightly peppery. body a little light for this region, but well-priced and tasty. Recommended for organic.
Rosé
6/9/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Raspberry notes to the nose. Palate fuller than usual, strawberry, pleasant fruit, less herbs than usual for this wine, but quite pleasant. Bet. 1st-2nd tier
White - Fortified
3/17/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Surprising citrus notes on nose. some grapefruit as well. Somewhat sweet, but not too much so. Enoyable fruit. Bet. 1st-2nd tier.
White - Fortified
4/28/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Lowish in acidity, but an interesting pineapple marmalade taste. 2nd tier.
Red
4/14/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
flawed
Stewed, smells like Primitivo. Sweetish, some earthiness on the palate, but again showing a madderized character.
Red
6/9/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Some pepper on nose, while otherwise is simpler than expected. Purple plum. Palate is better, more intense, spice and pepper, tannins as well, could be aged, very dark fruit. Bet. 1st-2nd tier.
White
3/17/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Lovely lemony character. Not as crisp as some, but very enjoyable. Recommended.
White
11/11/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Buttery seeming nose, also light peach. Intriguing palate, some herbs, light green fruit. For seafood. Could use better intensity though. 2nd tier.
Red
3/3/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Jammy dark red fruity nose. similar palate, just a tinge of vegetal. Good value versatile dinner wine. Recommended
Red
3/31/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Great big chocolate and blueberry character, quite intense. Some floral notes as well. Recommended.
White
7/22/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Nose shows strong herbal character, unusual for 2005. Definite grassy tinge on both nose and palate, also some lemon. Good value, recommended.
White
7/8/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
What a difference a year makes! I first tasted this when it appeared in our store about a year ago. I enjoyed it well enough, but not to the point of buying it until it went on sale, when I bought only one bottle. Tasting that one bottle now after a year of ageing, I very much wish I had bought a case. Delicious but atypical. The texture is fuller and richer than the more austere, lime dominated style I normally associate with Australia. This wine is very strongly tinged with peach (but dry peach, not the sweeter peach of the German style). Not particularly mineral. Would have with a different type of food than the trout or pickerel I normally think of for Australian Riesling. Possibly a pale pork chop, or with a richer chewier fish such as cod, or a fish in cream sauce. Impressive.
Red
5/12/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Very blackberry palate, somewhat dry. Longish finish and some tannins that could be aged. Longish finish. Not complex, but very good value. Recommended.
Red
2/17/2007 - bgibbard wrote:
Dark purple nose. Palate follows suit, good acidity and length. Juicy, some grippy tannins. Recommended.
White - Sweet/Dessert
3/27/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Rather better than the typical Vidal icewine: although the acidity is medium, rather than high, it still is not in any way sticky, and is not too sweet. Also it avoids the raisin-pie filling character that is found in too many vidal icewines. This one has some quite lovely peach and grapefruit flavours, and a very pleasant finish. Very delicate.
White - Fortified
3/19/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Concentrated essence of figs. Also a very noticeable maple sugar quality.
White - Sweet/Dessert
3/18/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Wow! Talk about racy acidity. Mostly in the grapefruit/pineapple range, but with a tangy bit of orange zest as well. Impressive for this price.
White - Fortified
1/7/2006 - bgibbard wrote:
Nutty is an accurate descriptor. Toasted almonds. Not quite dry, but very close to it. Recommended.
Red
8/6/2005 - bgibbard wrote:
Red currant nose, similar palate. Distinctly sweet on entry, and a lot of oak on the finish. Will appeal to some, but not for food.
White - Fortified
11/18/2004 - bgibbard wrote:
Egads, the word "unctuous" might almost have been invented for this stuff! Very, very rich and syrupy, but not in the least cloying, and quite elegant. More like the crusty bits of a crême brûlée than anything else, with a hint of maple sugar thrown in. The nose is a little fruitier, with a bit of mandarin orange.
White - Fortified
10/26/2004 - bgibbard wrote:
Coppery/tawny colour. Nose of orange peel, brown apples. Reasonable, if not outstanding acidity, definitely as "nutty" as the name would lead you to expect: somewhere between hazelnut and almonds. Subtle and elegant. Longish finish.
White - Fortified
10/15/2004 - bgibbard wrote:
Highly reminiscent of Pineau des Charentes, if a little more unctuous. Yellow raisins predominate, perhaps a bit of apricot as well. Tea? I would prefer a little more acidity though.
Red
10/9/2004 - bgibbard wrote:
Dark ruby red, little discernible change towards the rim. Earthy plum nose. Still pretty tannic at this point, good acidity. Predominant notes of red plums, some leather and earth, slightly herbal/beet overlay. Darker on the finish than on the mid-palate. Medium-long finish (good for this price).
White - Fortified
5/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Orange copper/brown. Medium nose, a palate of oranges (sherbet?), walnuts, etc. Good, but not up the Garvey cream tasted next to it. Recommended in this style, though. Good length.
White
6/12/2004 - bgibbard wrote:
At LCBO Vintages. Fairly heavy oaking for burgundy: sesame and toast. Medium body, fairly viscous, some lime character shows through the oaking, longish finish. Very good price, excellent value.
Red
2000 Terre Blanche du Château Tourans St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2004 - bgibbard wrote:
Oak intense on nose, with sesame oak overlay. Palate very full for Bordeaux, nicely blended centre, plum fruit. Good finish.
White
8/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Bright yellow. Beautiful lime nose, with a hint of honey. Palate of Granny Smith apples, rather different from the nose, and quite mineral. Still a bit quiet on the palate, needs ageing, but will be wonderful in a couple of years. Recommended.
White
8/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Pale-medium straw. Light tropical fruit on the nose. Lots of crisp acidity and great minerality, also lime, quite refreshing. Medium finish. So far this sounds good, yet somehow it doesn't quite pull together, so the overall impression is not as good as its component parts.
White
2/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Pale greenish straw. Slightly musty-seeming, with a bit of tangerine on the nose. Distinctly sweet, especially for a kabinett. Strong tangerine palate, good acid, decent finish.
White
7/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Medium straw. Classic nose: petrol, light mineral. Off-dry to medium. Nice delicate peach note, not quite as dark as apricot. Long finish. Lovely! Great buy for the low price! Very highly recommended.
White
2/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Dark yellow straw colour. Peach coming through oak, also lemon-drops, on the nose. Good acid, strong "yellow" flavours: light peach, mango. Decent Australian style "tropical" Chard.
White
5/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Pale straw. Smoky mineral nose. Good acid, medium body. Good peach flavour, lots and lots of mineral. Very good general purpose white food wine, but especially for oysters and seafood in general. Recommended.
White
5/1/2003 - bgibbard wrote:
Medium greenish straw. Nose a bit disappointing, mainly green apple. Palate much better. Very high acid, medium body. Hugely mineral, long finish. Almost spritzy green apple, lime, peach. Recommendable with food.
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