Natalie MacLean - delicious wine picks and pairings

Shopping List


Increase Font Size | Decrease Font Size

La Gravette De Certan 2Nd Wine Of Vieux Château Certan Héritière De Mr Et Mme Georges Thienpont, Prop. Meritage 2009, A.C., Pomerol, Bordeaux, France: Black as night with tarry aromas and flavours, plus fleshy black fruit. Tannic, so decant at least 2 hours. It will cellar for 3-4 years and soften around the edges. Drink: 2013-2016. 256792 13% XD 750 mL  $69.95 Score: 90/100. February 4, 2012 Full Review
Champy Beaune Vieilles-Vignes Pinot Noir 2008, A.C., Burgundy, France: More earthy and smoky, less fruity than the other Champy pinot in this release, but no less spectacular. These are amazing wines for the price point: so vibrant and beautifully structured yet medium-bodied liquid silk that slides down ever so easily. There's a lovely hazelnut smoke on the finish. This is my personal favourite and I'll be buying a lot of it. Yay! Drink: 2012-2018. 726406 12.60% D 750 mL  $28.95 Score: 92/100. February 18, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Domaine Gille Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Côtes De Nuits-Villages, Burgundy, France: A solid, balanced, juicy pinot noir with classic aromas of dark cherry, earth and some smoke. Medium- to full-bodied. Lots of aging potential. Drink: 2012-2016. 210864 13% D 750 mL  $28.95 Score: 90/100. July 7, 2012 Full Review
Domaine Chanson Teurons 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2008, A.C., Beaune, Burgundy, France: A gorgeous rose of a wine: delicate yet concentrated with flavour. Seductive fleshy red cherries, satin texture and a finish that goes on forever. One of the best pinot noirs that I’ve tasted in quite some time. Why do I always fall in love with the expensive ones? Drink: 2011-2020. 84426 13.50% XD 750 mL  $43.95 Score: 95/100. December 10, 2011 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Jean-Paul Brun Gamay (Beaujolais) 2009, A.C., Côte De Brouilly, Beaujolais, France: Juicy and generous with fleshy cherries and field raspberries. Just enough bite to make this wine refreshing and food friendly. Lovely balance, smooth texture and medium-bodied weight. Drink: 2009-2013. 235127 12.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. August 6, 2011 Full Review
Domaine Poulleau Père & Fils Oak Aged Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Volnay, Burgundy, France: Gorgeous black cherry liqueur concentration of flavour, yet this wine is not heavy. Satin smooth with seductive notes of violets and deep-seated pleasure on the finish. Drink: 2011-2017. 265025 12.90% D 750 mL  $39.95 Score: 92/100. March 3, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Louis Latour Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Marsannay, Burgundy, France: Splendid pinot noir, especially for the price! Superb layers of mouth-watering black cherry and dark spice. Silky texture and a finish that almost doesn't end. Hedonists: line up for this one and save some for me. Drink: 2012-2017. 279018 13% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 93/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review

© 2016 Natalie MacLean