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Craig Haynes WSET 3, FWS

Craig Haynes WSET 3, FWS

Taburno Sannio

Il Poggio Taburno Sannio Coda di Volpe 2018

Campania D.O.P., Italy
1 hour, 35 minutes ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 91/100

A crisp, clean and impressive unoaked white wine. The aromas were subtle but the medium bodied palate showed bushels of ripe lime, lemon and tangerine flavours framed by mild honey notes and hints of saline. The citrus flavours took centre stage on the finish. Crafted from 100% Coda di Volpe grapes, this Il Poggio offering comes from Sannio, an appellation located in Italy’s Campania region. Enjoy. Reviewed on May 30, 2020

14 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 89/100

Crafted from hand harvested Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvingnon and Syrah, this intensely ruby coloured red matured 12 months in new French and American oak. The result was an enjoyable medium to full bodied wine with rich vanilla and cedar notes woven throughout its ripe dark fruit core. Pair this product of Spain’s Jumilla appellation with smoked meats or sip on its own. Enjoy. Reviewed on March 11, 2020

Roches Noires

Cave de Roquebrun Roches Noires 2016

Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun, Languedoc A.C., France
17 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 90/100

Vibrant aromas of ripe raspberry and blueberry with a touch of crushed stone dust follow through to grippy tannins, medium bodied spicy palate and long fruit accented finish. This unfiltered blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache was attractive to the eyes, featuring a deep ruby colour infused with stunning purple hues. These grapes were grown in France’s Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun appellation, an approximately 400 hectares area distributed over four villages, hand harvested from vines planted in schist soils. Enjoy. Reviewed on May 9, 2020


Bodega Toro Winery Centenario Malbec 2019

Mendoza, Argentina
19 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 87/100

Sweet dark berry fruits dominated the aromas and grippy mid-weight palate of this ruby coloured offering from Mendoza. Mellow tannins marked the fruit-filled finish. Good value and ready to drink now. Enjoy. Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Cortes De Cima Chaminé 2017

Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal
21 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 88/100

Fresh red berry aromas and flavors shine in this juicy, unoaked four varietal blend. The Aragonez, Syrah, Trincadera and Alicante Bouschet grapes were hand selected from vineyards in southern Portugal’s Alentejo growing region. The winery is family owned, too. Enjoy with friends now. Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Craig Haynes WSET 3, FWS

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award