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Amrita Roy

Amrita Roy

Gnarly Head Merlot 2005

California, United States
3531 days ago

Amrita scored this wine: 100/100

Nose: All I smell is kirsch / cherries, almost like a light light port Colour: garnet? Palate: Not my favourite! Tastes like...cherries, blackberries, blueberries, with some mint and cedar underneath, however the tannins are too low, I find this almost a light bodied wine, with no finish. I can see why merlot is more herbaceous than other varietals - picking up some greenery and mint here. Not complex. I would not buy this again.

Old Bush Vine

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2008

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
3380 days ago

Amrita scored this wine: 91/100

Private Selection

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Chardonnay 2008

Central Coast, California, United States
3526 days ago

Amrita reviewed this wine:

Nose - some oak, some caramel / butterscotch, apples and honey? Palate - medium bodied, oak, butterscotch, not creamy enough for me? Sweet aftertaste. Overall - it's a nice wine to drink with food, but on its own I don't find it to be complex enough? I would prefer a bigger chardonnay, or a more refined one, but this is underwhelming to me.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah 2007

Bc V.Q.A. Okanagan Valley, Canada
3537 days ago

Amrita reviewed this wine:

Lighter than I thought, medium bodied but quite big on the palate. Dried red fruits, cherry skins, cedar, spices. I really enjoyed this but it was a little expensive for the taste. Very elegant.

Red Label

Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

South Estern Australia, Australia
3537 days ago

Amrita reviewed this wine:

This is excellent value wine! Incredibly smooth, medium bodied, medium supporting tannins. Would be great to drink with a meal or when company comes over, really universal.

Amrita Roy




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