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Bethann McLaren

Bethann McLaren

2488 days ago

Bethann scored this wine: 90/100

An elegant, racy wine with loads of acidity and flinty minerality. Fresh pear, lemongrass and gooseberry.

2495 days ago

Bethann scored this wine: 89/100

Quite pretty, delicate white flowers, ripe pear and white peach. Slightly off dry. A good dose of balancing acidity makes it a great food wine or summer sipper (or rather, a wishing-it-was-summer-sipper!).

Blasted Church Pinot Gris 2011

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2510 days ago

Bethann scored this wine: 90/100

This wine reminds me why I love Okanagan pinot gris: delicious, crisp and refreshing, but with some lovely ripe peach and pear notes interlaced with hints of acacia and honey. A little heftier than your average pinot grigio with nicely integrated alcohol. More, please!

Bandol

Domaine De La Garenne Bandol Rosé 2012

A.P., Provence, France
2737 days ago

Bethann scored this wine: 85/100

Bone dry and quite acidic, with lots of minerality and crispness. Quite herbaceous with a bit of a strawberry and sour cherry undertone. I found it a little out of whack. A little more fruit to balance out the alcohol and the acidity would have been nice.

Gray Monk Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2011

Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2739 days ago

Bethann scored this wine: 90/100

I just adore this lush, full-bodied Gewurtz that's surprisingly refreshing for all its ripeness. Beautiful floral notes, with lots of lychee, apricot and hints of clove and ginger. Lovely food wine or a summer sipper.

Bethann McLaren

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