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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

The Silver Line

G. Marquis The Silver Line Chardonnay 2016

Niagara Stone Road Vineyard, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
32 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 90/100

Light golden yellow with upfront apple notes on the nose. A quick swirl in the glass reveals subdued oak vanilla and caramel. A medium to full bodied wine with a viscous feel in the mouth has balanced acidity and a smooth finish. On the palate, notes of apple, pear and a hint of floral evolve into a bitter almond finish. The oak is balanced and will show more tertiary flavors with a bit of age. Lovely Canadian wine at a great price.


Château Haut-Bages-Libéral Pauillac 2001

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
260 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 96/100

Twenty years in the bottle and it is still brimming with fresh red and black fruit. Dark and inky to the rim, it hides its age. Classic cassis, raspberries, plum, cedar, vanilla and spice are released in a swirl. Velvety and full bodied, the tanins are fine and give the wine elegant structure. The palate reveals fresh cassis, blackberry, black cherry and plum with spices of pepper and a bit of clove. The more swirls the more tertiary earthy and leather notes with a touch of green pepper emerge. The acidity is balanced and the long luxurious finish adds to the complexity of this fine Bordeaux.


Xoxo Botanicals Raspberry Rhubarb

Ontario, Canada
273 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 85/100

Pleasant light raspberry aromas lift out of the glass to deliver on the palate with a bit of rhubarb astringency. This light and refreshing fruit flavoured wine is low in alcohol, making it an easy sipper on a summer day. Try mixing it into a cocktail with vodka garnished with more raspberries, or try with tart rhubarb pie.


Xoxo Botanicals Peach Orange Blossom

Ontario, Canada
273 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 84/100

A light and refreshing fruit flavoured wine beverage that tastes like the aromas of perfumed peach and orange blossoms. A little spritz on the palate keeps it fun and summer worthy. Enjoy a glass on a hot afternoon. Pour some into a fruit salad and garnish with mint.


Xoxo Botanicals Strawberry Hibiscus

Ontario, Canada
273 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 85/100

A light refreshing slightly sweet fruit flavoured wine. Light strawberry nose and flavours with a bit of hibiscus nose and flavours keeping the finish drier. As a low alcohol beverage, it makes a great base for sangria, cocktails or a summer sipper when you want something light. Try pouring it over a bowl of ripe strawberries.

Pam Hatton

First Wine

The tiny glass of red wine we were allowed at special family meals to taste


Unusual Wine Experience

Being locked in Harrods wine cellar after a wine tasting





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