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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2020

Lillooet, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
66 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 88/100

Clear wine with nose of melon, white tree fruit and certain salinity. Light, sprightly and almost a spritz with a freshly opened bottle. Honeydew melon on the palate with a lime finish. Great aperitif or with light seafood dishes.

Poplar Grove Winery Pinot Gris 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
66 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 66/100

Almost clear wine with a pale gold tint. Fresh nose of white tree fruit, melon and grapefruit. The flavours reveal pear and citrus. Crisp acidity with a light refreshing finish. Would pair nicely with fish or as aperitif.

See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Noir 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
69 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 89/100

Red fruits of cherry and strawberry, plums on the nose with some liquorice and an earthy background, hints of vanilla. A medium bodied wine the a palate of juicy red fruit with cherry, balanced acidity and a medium to long juicy finish. Would benefit from a bit of cellar ageing to bring out the tertiary flavours and the perfumes subtleties of Pinot Noir.


Apollonio Terragnolo Primitivo 2011

Salento, Puglia I.G.T., Italy
115 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 84/100

Deep dark cherry colour to the edge with lots of legs hinting at its high alcohol percentage. A fruity nose of plum, cherry and spices of cinnamon with hints of licorice. Even with 10 years of age in the bottle, the fruit is vibrant and juicy. The palate reveals what was hinted on the nose along with more spice, herbs and vanilla. It is soft in the mouth with hardly any tannins and just enough acidity to keep it from being flabby. Easy drinking and juicy, you might finish your glass quickly, but caution on the 15% alcohol! A lovely medium long finish.

The Silver Line

G. Marquis The Silver Line Chardonnay 2016

Niagara Stone Road Vineyard, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
204 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.

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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