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Tasting Notes for FraserMacmillen

(187 notes on 180 wines)

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Red
1/3/2022 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
88 points
This was v good, especially on day 2, so recommend a good decant. Not as perfumed or aromatic as the Tahi, but a very pleasant MSG.
White - Sparkling
We personally preferred this over Nyetimber Classic Cuvée. This had more of the biscuit and perhaps a drop of honey, but still v dry.
White - Sparkling
This was good, refreshing, citrus and apple flavours. Bone dry. Not quite our preference though.
Red
2018 Domaine Treloar Le Rescapé Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Carignan (view label images)
12/30/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
86 points
Purpley red, doesn't give much away on the nose, a hint of sweetness. On taste it has a spiced fruit, (plum?) taste that is quite distinctive. Would be interesting to try slightly chilled as a summer red.
Something a bit different.
White
12/26/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Very yummy!
Went well with a mild asian salmon dish.
White - Sparkling
12/26/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Very tasty, lovely biscuit taste, would have again.
White
12/25/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
87 points
We liked this , just found it less interesting than a Treloar tried a few days previously.
It is quite viscous, apple and almond. Maybe will gain with age. Went well with mussel mouclade.
Red
12/23/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
87 points
Very quaffable, spicy fruit, strawberry, plum. Very pleasant, didn't blow us away.
White
12/22/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
This is a interesting wine. possibly excellent. We found it was a grower, on opening seemed mid 80s, the longer since opening rhe better, not that it lasted long!
Almost nutty on the nose (if not too chilled), on taste a zesty aspect but not dominating, slightly salty, really yummy. Suggest opening 30mins before serving.
Red
12/18/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
85 points
Pleasent, nothing complex, nothing to dislike, but nothing special we thought.
White
12/18/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
86 points
Fresh, quaffable, some butteryness, very good VFM. Went well with seafood linguine.
Red
12/1/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
88 points
Pleasant, easy drinking Pinot. Heading a bit to the strawberry for my taste but good, will be interesting to see if it develops.
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Red
11/21/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful. On the nose vanilla and wooden casks... deep deep red... fantastic legs... on taste a wonderful smokey oak taste with blackcurrant fruit in the background.
Red
11/20/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Possibly excellent, so quaffable, lovely aroma and taste, balanced... cherry fruit mixed with smoky wood. Mmmmm
Red
11/17/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
86 points
Initially fruit driven but almost pencil lead / shavings aspects to it. Not the smoothest wine , some acidity, but v tasty. Some split opinion on this one! 85-88 range.
White
Interesting! Not our kind of wine, but paired with an Asian tuna dish this went well. It has a slightly astringent quality (bottle notes suggest nettle, we wondered about dandelion) and a good balance between refreshing acidity and creaminess. Some lime but not too overpowering which we appreciated. Certainly worth trying but we're reluctant to rate it, certainly very good category; we'd normally choose other options but this made an interesting change.
White
11/13/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
91 points
This is delicious, tropical fruit, lychee /papaya on nose, but not overstated, delicately perfumed. On taste lovely buttery/nut, bit like blackened butter mixed with tropical fruit, and yet refreshing.
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Red
11/12/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
85 points
Good VFM, similar price to the basic Minervois organic, less fruit driven, more wood/varnish tones, pretty good.
White
11/7/2021 - FraserMacmillen wrote:
84 points
This was okay, especially paired with strong flavours.
Red
11/5/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Rich dark opaque red, on nose brambly fruit with that rosemary /garrigue? herbal note, resin, clove, cedar; lovely aromas.
On taste, some acidity, and all the flavour indicated on the nose. Some tannin. Good VFM.
White
10/16/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
88 points
Good quaffable easy drinking PG, both liked.
Red
10/10/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
87 points
Good, smooth, but not as exciting on the pallette as some.
Red
2015 Faustino Rioja Reserva V Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
10/2/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
86 points
Gd solid Rioja.
White
2015 Château de Cruzeau Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc (view label images)
9/25/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent, has cellered well. Better than the 2016 I think.
White
9/21/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Very quaffable, good with a slightly spicy meal. Has a steely, (almond?) edge to it. Very smooth.
Red
9/18/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
88 points
Amazing aroma, hard to place, spicy. More spicy than Stellenrust Cinsault.
Red
9/18/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
85 points
Split opinion, but not as good as other Cannonau we've tried.
White
9/10/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Wonderful tropical fruit aromas and taste, passion fruit. Smooth and very drinkable. May improve with age?
Red
9/10/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
85 points
Nothing wrong, just not v exciting. Ch Trillol better.
Red
2015 Vergelegen DNA Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/5/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent. On the nose a bit of brambly fruit, plums, and spice, a hint of what is to come. On taste, wonderfully spicey, nutmeg, allspice, savoury with a fruity base. Moderate tannins. Went really well witha Turkish spiced rice dish and lamb steak.
White
9/1/2021 - FraserMacmillen wrote:
85 points
Easy drinking, quite acidic so food pairing important. Bit of melon but not particularly fruity.
Red
9/1/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
86 points
Hard not to like priorat, this was not the best, but easy drinking.
Red
8/31/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
87 points
Good std Minervois, possibly better VFM (Maris?), vut straight forward, fruit driven.
Red
8/27/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
86 points
Pretty good, better VFM elsewhere maybe but after a day quite smooth, port like taste with good oak.
White
8/25/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
85 points
Good fresh bouquet and taste but nothing too exciting and slightly bitter aftertaste.
Red
2016 Château Les Grands Maréchaux Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/17/2021 - FraserMacmillen wrote:
86 points
Smooth, but a bit meh... Nothing exciting.
Red
8/13/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Was worried this may be too sweet, but with stuffed sweet red pepper went very well indeed.
Red
8/6/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Woody aromas, on taste: smooth tannins, leathery, bit of cranberry. V. Good. 89-90
White
7/31/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Lovely refreshing white, sherbet without the sweetness, spritzig, went well with a seafood linguine.
Red
7/27/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
87 points
Good mix of wood and fruit, but seemed a bit more acidic than most priorats we've tried. Okay but had better.
Red
7/25/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
89 points
Lovely smooth fruity red. Plums, low tannin, touch of oak but subtle.
White
7/15/2021 - FraserMacmillen wrote:
85 points
Beautifully smooth white, but a strong lime taste which was not to our liking really.
Rosé
7/18/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Lovely aroma, wonderful balance, hard to describe taste, but a lovely rose on a hot day
White
7/16/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
88 points
Not much on nose. Refreshing, stony acidity, slight pinnaple, can imagine would be good with shellfish.
Red
7/15/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
87 points
Deep, slightly brownish red. Not much on the nose, on taste, pleasant, smooth, woody, little fruit, smooth tannins. Not as full bodied as I expected.
White
7/11/2021 - FraserMacmillen wrote:
83 points
Concur that this is a bit sweet, quite pleasant if well chilled.
Red
7/9/2021 - FraserMacmillen Likes this wine:
90 points
Purpley red, on nose woody not so fruity, but on taste rich fruity, full bodied, some wood /oak/cedar . Very tasty, smooth.
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