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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

Yellow Tail Rosé 2008

South Eastern Australia, Australia
98 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 85/100

Salmon pink colour with lifted aromas of strawberries, cherry and cotton candy. Expectations from this brand were exceeded! The fresh fruit on the palate revealed Sweetish entry on the palate with lots of berry fruit, balanced acidity and a medium-short finish. It’s rather juicy and definitely a crowd pleaser. A happy aperitif that delivered a wine that would match well with apéro, charcuterie boards and fowl. Good value. I

Château La Vieille Cure 2011

Fronsac, Bordeaux A.C., France
123 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 95/100

Classic Bordeaux nose of opulent red and black fruit. Plum, cassis, dark cherry and blackberries are silky on the palate with fine tannins. Hints of vanilla and tobacco emerge. This wine is elegant with subtle complexity revealing with every swirl. Lovely and lively long finish with balanced acidity and fruit. Suggest giving this even more ageing in the cellar as this 12 year old Bordeaux still seems a little young.

163 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 89/100

Deep bread and the glass with layers of cherry, Black Forest cake, blackberries and cassis. Some smoke and spice as you swirl the glass around. His medium body on the palate where all these dark fruits come through. Quite concentrated with balanced acidity and soft tannins. Typical California cab with a bit of sweetness. Would be lovely with a roast beef dinner or gourmet burgers.

Three Thieves Pinot Grigio 2020

California, United States
163 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 89/100

The almost clear liquid in the glass makes you think that this will be another nondescript Pinot Grigio. With great surprise there was a floral nose with lots of stone fruit - pear, apple and citrus with a hint of kiwi . This all came through on the palate with rich texture and a lively acidity not always evident with often flat Pinot Grigio. This wine has much more character than the price would have you believe. Excellent aperitif sipper, patio wine or with light appetizers. A lovely surprise of great value.


Trapiche Reserve Malbec 2016

Mendoza, Argentina
163 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 84/100

Deep dark purple in the glass with lots of black and red fruit on the nose. Ripe plums and berries giveaway for a bit of toastiness and vanilla. This medium bodied wine has medium tannins typical of Malbec. The finish is medium body and would serve beefy dishes very well. A very good value wine, and if you laid it down for a few months the flavours would integrate even more.

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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