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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

Bread & Butter Pinot Noir 2021

Napa, California, United States
160 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 90/100

Light translucent ruby red in the glass. Nose of cherry, red fruit, vanilla and with a bit of earth. The same delivers on the palate. Light bodied with a medium finish. Very good value for Pinot Noir at this price.

Yellow Tail Rosé 2008

South Eastern Australia, Australia
438 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
463 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.

503 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
503 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.

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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