Tasting Notes for Vinopolis

(56 notes on 53 wines)

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White
9/17/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Delightful pale gold colour, subtle peach and cream on the nose, harmonious oak and buttery texture, hint of toastiness, balanced acidity and generous mouthfeel
White
9/17/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
89 points
Melon and pear on the nose, rich mouth feel with good fruit sweetness finishing up with crisp acidity, great wine
Red
9/8/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
92 points
Double decanted 2 hours before drinking, nose of dark berry fruit but not too much cassis, rounded with a hint of raisiny character, still retained some florals and a touch of spice, a bit more leather and super ripe blackberry with a touch of morello cherry, big body but alcohol heat didn't shine through too much, tannin was fine grain but present
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White
9/8/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
88 points
Yum, citrus and white florals on the nose, still fresh and vibrant but would continue to develop another 5-10 years perhaps. Acidity slightly softened and rounder mouthfeel than current vintages, lime driven on the palate with great balance of fruit/acidity
Red
1995 Wolf Blass Black Label South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
8/25/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
87 points
Not bad for 23 years old! Cherry/berry cola on the nose with a hint of spice, medium bodied with stewed plum, blackberry compote, moved to a bit of sour cherry after a bit more air, cork was dry in the top half but bottom half disintegrated, interesting wine
White
8/25/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious! Started with citrus and florals on the nose moving into yellow peach once it opened up, very harmonious wine with great integration of oak, toasted almond, subtle creme brûlée, with a hint of honey and citrusy acidity. Still has another 5 years in it I think but great to drink it now too!
White
8/22/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
88 points
Yum, can't remember drinking it but classic Kumeu river, citrus nutty notes with minimal malo character and fresh citrus acidity and finish
Red
7/7/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
88 points
Rich sweet blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose and palate, soft tannin but still present, juicy and concentrated with great length,
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Brut Franciacorta DOCG Chardonnay Blend, Chardonnay (view label images)
7/5/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
93 points
Incredible citrus fruit and white flowers, creamy, biscuity and incredibly elegant, fresh balanced acidity but plenty of body
Red
7/5/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
88 points
Bubblegum, candied blackberry and syrupy fruit sweetness, beautiful soft tannin
White
7/5/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
88 points
"Yum yum yum" much better on day two always after a glass taken out. My partner drank it before I could try some though!
White
7/4/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Awesome! White flesh peach with good oak and touch of malo creaminess. Great balance still. Plenty of life left in it. May have drank it all before remembering to write a note
Red
5/15/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
87 points
Very elegant, wild strawberries and blackberry, soft spice and silky tannin, gently decanted for 30 minutes, day two more dark berry fruit
White
5/15/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
86 points
Yum! tropical fruit and honeysuckle, balanced acidity, continues to evolve on day two
White
5/3/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
88 points
Floral soft musk on nose, deep onion skin colour, slightly cloudy, rich texture initially followed by slight tannin on finish, exotic spice and musk meld with soft stewed fruit, hint of lychee but drier on finish with more pear and soft citrus acidity
Red
4/23/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
86 points
Day 1 decanted 30 minutes - yum! ripe fruit with blackberry and black cherry, soft tannin with dry finish,

Day 2 - ripe fruit again but not so dry on the finish, more generous, blackberry and hint of spice with plum, also yum but more drinkability
White
4/4/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
91 points
Day 1: incredible aromatic nose, apricot jam, floral and white peach mixed with baking spice and creme brûlée, ripe apricot and candied orange notes, golden colour, incredibly complex and interesting

Day 2: more classic Condrieu with ripe apricot and ginger spice, apricot kernel on the finish, still amazing
White
3/12/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
86 points
Fresh florals and chalky minerality, white peach and citrus on he palate with lingering mineral finish and fresh acidity
White - Sparkling
2/5/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
92 points
Gorgeous creamy brioche nose with golden colour, Anyes loved the cheesecake character, buy again, great value with rich texture balanced by refreshing acidity. Vintage champagne quality for NV price
Red
2009 Château Plince Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/11/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Double decanted one hour before serving, nose of ripe dark fruit, boysenberry and blackcurrant and plum follow on to the palate, fine grain tannin still present but softened, delicious even on day 2 with half bottle ullage
White
2/10/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
87 points
Yum! Medium dry with great fruit sweetness balanced by crisp acidity,
Red
1/16/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Starting to turn a bit coppery on the edges but still mostly soft Crimson colour, subtle smoke with ripe cherry fruit and raspberry, touch of savoury oak on the palate but very well integrated, still holding up well but didn't last well the next day or two. Delightful wine and one o my favourite vintages from Isabel
White
1/16/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
89 points
Light golden colour, very aromatic with lots of honeysuckle and tropical fruit on the nose, lots of stonefruit on the palate with full mouthfeel without being too cloying and has a soft balanced acidity on the finish. Great with oysters!
Red
2010 Mudbrick Merlot Cabernet Waiheke Island Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/12/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
91 points
Incredibly soft and perfumed nose of dark cherry, berry fruits and smokey spice, good colour still, savoury notes meld with soft fine grain tannin, worked amazingly with raclette and charcuterie, supple with elegance and beautiful ripe but not jammy fruit balance
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White
1/10/2018 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Golden hue, Rich and luscious nose full of florals and ripe apricot and stonefruit, palate of ripe apricot with a hint of apricot kernel and ginger on the finish, balanced touch of oak, incredible texture, gorgeous
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White
12/30/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
91 points
Gorgeous light golden colour, nose of ripe golden peach with underlying citrus and florals, a touch of oak, in the palate peach and stonefruit explode which compliment the extremely well integrated oak and buttery characters, medium palate weight but retains beautiful elegance with some light citrusy acidity. Beautiful now but will be even better in a few years. I will have to buy a few more bottles to cellar. Excellent wine from a tough vintage
White
11/23/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
85 points
Opened up more after a day or two, nothing amazing yet but might develop with age
Red
11/5/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
83 points
Reasonably simple wine, dark berry fruit with a bit of spice and soft tannin
White
11/4/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
87 points
Yum citrus floral crisp acidity
White
11/1/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
89 points
Slight golden yellow, rich tropical fruit on the nose with honeysuckle, great body and ripe stonefruit, still has fresh acidity and generous mouthfeel
Red
10/28/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Gorgeous deep colour still. Morello cherries and plum on the nose. Continues in the palate with a savoury and soft baking spice note. Tannin incredibly supple, very fine grain. Reasonable finish with soft acidity. Very well rounded and delicious
White
10/16/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
86 points
First day was great but changed very quickly even with only one glass out of it. Rich butterscotch and creamy but with a subtle refreshing citrus minerality to it. Still some ripe stone fruit characters in there too
White
10/6/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
90 points
Incredible wine for the price, rich oily texture, apricot and orange blossom on the nose, ripe apricot with a nectarine and apricot kernel finish, rounded out with a bit of age, developed overnight well, day two - more oily, less freshness on finish
White - Sparkling
9/12/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
85 points
Yum, light florals but with some citrus and richer Pinot notes coming through with some subtle creamy biscuit characters. Fresh acidity.
Red
2007 Te Mata Estate Coleraine Hawke's Bay Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/2/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for 2-3 hours, cork had some travel, Incredible deep intense colour with no brick hints, slight pepper and heat on the nose, overt ripe (but not over ripe) blackcurrant, plum, black cherry, touch of port ish characters, vanilla, dark cocoa, cloves, strawberry, acidity is present but soft, extremely elegant tannin, very refined but still would last up to another 5 years, changes readily between glasses,
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Red
9/1/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
91 points
Ripe berry fruit with floral spice, deep purpley Crimson colour, raspberry, strawberry with a hint of violet and bacon, savoury notes on nose but still fresh on palate, balanced acidity and very elegant, soft spice and incredibly subtle tannin, superb but drink with the next 3 years I think
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/20/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
89 points
Golden colour, aromatic nose of ripe apricot and peach. Luscious mouth feel with balanced acidity. Ripe stone fruit on palate
White
8/19/2017 - Vinopolis wrote:
flawed
Cork looked alright but there was some light mould on the top before opening, oxidised, was at the end of suggested cellaring but I don't think that was the problem. Was 2010 vintage, inputted incorrectly, cellaring should have been fine too
White - Sparkling
8/19/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
92 points
Always such a superb NV. The richness of Bollinger, with the elegance of Taittinger. Fresh citrus nose upfront with toasty oak and some bready characters, slight hint of smokiness but fruit is balanced but rich yeasty bread and lingering acidity to balance without being overly dry. Disgorged 2013. Charles can do no wrong
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Red
6/22/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
87 points
Slightly floral and spicy nose with concentrated dark fruit, deep violet hue, blackberry, cedar, spice and refined but noticeable tannin. Subtle savoury notes. Powerful but still elegant
Red
6/12/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep blood red colour with raspberry colour edge, slightly smoky spice note on nose with slight floral characters, blackberry fruit, on the palate - dark berry fruit at the core particularly blackberry with raspberry finish, power initially, giving way to an elegant soft finish with God acid structure, refined tannin. Excellent wine, particularly for the price and as a great example of straight Cabernet Franc
White - Sparkling
6/3/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
89 points
Light straw colour, floral nose with citrus fruits with candied almond finish. On the palate; citrus, again with a subtle sweet nuttiness and slight bready character. Fresh lively acidity brigs plenty of structure, will continue to age well for another 5 years I would imagine
Red
2010 Château Puy-Blanquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/8/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
85 points
Deep intense Crimson, plum and dark cherry on the nose, dark berry fruits with soft chalky tannin, definitely Merlot dominant with plush fruit, probably drunk it too cold though
White
3/11/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
86 points
Surprising depth of colour, yellow gold, floral and mineral notes on the nose, apricot blossom, peach and salty minerality with slightly honeyed palate weight
White
3/10/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
92 points
Golden colour, coconut and sweet vanilla on the nose with a hint of citrus, rich cream, vanilla, toasty oak, great weight and texture, some slight dried fruit characters remaining, perfect with seared albacore tuna with soy chilli marinade
Red
2012 Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
3/10/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful depth of colour, dark berry fruits followed by savoury spice, blackberry and black cherry on palate followed by big savoury notes with sweet baking spice, finishes with strawberry and red cherry acidity and soft dusty tannin, fantastic
White
3/10/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
86 points
Big aromatic nose of peach and melon, peach and melon again on the palate followed by rounded balanced creaminess with subtle oak. Delicious and mouth filling
White
2/28/2017 - Vinopolis wrote:
65 points
Pale gold colour, floral, rose water and musk on the nose, candied apricot, melon and touch of sweet spice, oily texture but not enough acidity to balance, a bit flabby and sweet, nice flavours but probably left too long, the 2014 has more acidity and freshness and vibrancy
White
2/25/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
85 points
Nice touch of yellow straw colour, nose full of peach and stone fruit, touch of subtle oak, on the palate medium bodied with a grapefruit like acidity to finish with a subtle yeasty/nutty character, very well balanced and elegant, fruit driven style and very easy drinking,
Red
2/25/2017 - Vinopolis Likes this wine:
84 points
Ripe berry fruit with cedar, smoke and savoury spice on the nose. Continues on the palate with more black cherry, bramble and ripe plum. A hint of florals with still reasonably prominent tannin. Ha softened with age but was a bit flat and lacking in he mid palate. Still great wine and very complex but was expecting a little more, especially mid palate. Maybe drink younger or decant in future and see if it just needed more air??
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