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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

The Dead Arm

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2001

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
37 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 96/100

Fabulous deep inky purple after 19 years! Beautiful and still fruit forward with fresh blackberry, cassis, licorice, spice and a hint of eucalyptus all without being overly jammy. The palate delivers dense concentration with integrated fruit and tertiary flavours of dark berries, liquorice, leather, spice, soft tannins and enough acidity to make it food friendly despite the 15% alcohol level. Long, smooth, dry and juicy finish with a bit of heat.

Château Mont-Redon 2015

Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône A.C., France
597 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 95/100

All the great complexity a Chateau Neuf should bring with black fruit, lavender, herbs and licorice. The full bodied palate with integrated tannins show the black fruit, minerality and spice. Delicious

Beaune Teurons

Domaine Chanson Beaune Teurons Pinot Noir 2005

A.C. Burgundy, France
49 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 94/100

Gorgeous silky wine! Pale garnet colour with complex and perfumed nose of earth, leather, cherry and subtle spice and fleeting sweet floral, perhaps violet. As this was an older vintage, I was a little afraid of it being past its prime - the reward of ageing did not disappoint. It showed beautifully with silky tannins, restrained fruit and bright acidity. The palate still has lots of cherry and strawberry fruit, some smoke, leather, mushroom. As with a fine Burgundy, everything is elusive and changes with each swirl of the glass. The wine is on the lighter side of medium with a beautiful long, dry finish.

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling Icewine 2017

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
597 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 94/100

Delicious luscious! Complex Riesling character with peach and stone fruit. Balanced acidity keeps the sweetness in check. Long finish.

Stratus Red 2005

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
59 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 94/100

Beautiful luscious deep red with a restrained black fruit nose of blackberry and cassis, subtle vanilla. Full and rich in the mouth without being overpowering. Integrated smooth tannins with a long dry finish. Was worth the 15 year wait to drink it.

Pam Hatton

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