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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

Pauillac

Château Haut-Bages-Libéral Pauillac 2001

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
30 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.

Botanicals

Xoxo Botanicals Raspberry Rhubarb

Ontario, Canada
43 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.

Botanicals

Xoxo Botanicals Peach Orange Blossom

Ontario, Canada
43 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.

Botanicals

Xoxo Botanicals Strawberry Hibiscus

Ontario, Canada
43 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.

Winemaker's Blend

Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Riesling 2019

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
45 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 91/100

Beautiful minerality and petrol showcase Niagara’s terroir underscoring apple, pear, peach and white blossom on the nose. Light bodied on the palate with exemplary minerality, saline and stone fruit. The medium long crisp green apple and grapefruit finish is slightly off dry and juicy (only in a wine review can you put dry and juicy together). The balanced acidity makes it a food friendly wine that will pair well with almost any light foods but will match especially well with crab.

Pam Hatton

First Wine

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

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Unusual Wine Experience

Being locked in Harrods wine cellar after a wine tasting

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