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Lynn van der Linde

Lynn van der Linde Certified Sommelier

Taylors Pass Single Vineyard

Villa Maria Taylors Pass Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
13 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

Crisp and elegant, a beautiful expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from a winery that knows how to grow and make this superb varietal. Aromas of fresh cut herbs, asparagus and lime carry through to zesty lime flavours. Medium+ acidity yet mouth coating and luxurious finish. Pair with creamy pasta or fish and chips. Tasted July 2021.

22 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

A lively and fruit forward Pinot Grigio, sure to please many PG lovers. Aromas of lime, orange peel, almonds and hints of baking spice carry through to a zesty lime finish. Serve well chilled and enjoy with fish tacos or spring garden salads. Tasted July 2021.

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016

Western Cape W.O., South Africa
23 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 90/100

This wine never disappoints. A wonderful expression of Chardonnay from South Africa. Rich golden hues, with alluring aromas of apples, lime, and almond paste croissants swirl in the glass. Baked apple pie flavours persist, with a medium+ body. Wonderful paired with chicken pot pie or white sauce vegetable lasagna. Tasted July 2021.

26 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 88/100

All the flavour, and less than half the alcohol. Fresh, bright aromas of cherries and rhubarb carry through to a zippy cherry finish. A wonderful accompaniment to summer salads, bbq chicken or even turkey dinner. Tasted July 2021.

33 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 89/100

Powerful yet elegant, beautifully balanced Primitivo. Opaque with a sparkling garnet hue in the glass. Heady aromas of raspberry, cherry, cardamom and a hint of orange blossom carry through to a persistent cherry flavour finish. Medium+ body, with balanced acidity and tannins, and a slight sweetness on the finish. Pair with spicer pasta dishes or wood fired pizza. Taste June 2021.

Lynn van der Linde

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First Wine

Valpolicella

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Nebbiolo

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