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Ian Hoare

Ian Hoare

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir 2006

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
3501 days ago

Ian scored this wine: 95/100

Vibrant ruby red colour. The bouquet is dominated by red and black cherry with supporting earth and spice notes. The palate is cherry and spice notes with pronounced minerality. Currently the wine is very youthful with bright acidity and supporting firm but very fine tannins. Showing plenty of promise for further development. With careful cellaring, this wine has very good potential for ageing.

Peller Estate Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2004

Niagara Penninsula, Canada
3506 days ago

Ian scored this wine: 95/100

Nose: Lemon marmalade, caramelized oranges, peaches and touch of honey. Palate: Intense flavours of honey, lemon, star fruit, quince and brown sugar. Sweet citrus and star fruit linger on the finish. Food Match: Soft cheeses, or spicy cuisine.

Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett 2007

Q.M.P., Piesporter, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
3506 days ago

Ian scored this wine: 92/100

Lovely bright peach and pear notes with some other tropical fruit. Medium-bodied, off-dry and juicy. Absolutely delightful!

Te Kairanga Chardonnay 2007

Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand
3500 days ago

Ian scored this wine: 92/100

3506 days ago

Ian scored this wine: 92/100

Ripe and juicy, with tangerine, lime and mineral aromas and flavors. Shuts down a little, needing time to integrate, yet all the components are in the right place. Finishes long.

Ian Hoare

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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