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Bethann McLaren

Bethann McLaren

2016 days ago

Bethann scored this wine: 90/100

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

2023 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
2038 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 Ros├ę 2012

A.P., Provence, France
2265 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 Gew├╝rztraminer 2011

Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2267 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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