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BJ Oudman

BJ Oudman

2685 days ago

BJ scored this wine: 95/100

Turmberg translates to tower hill, and the grapes grown on this steep, slatey vineyard translate into a classic German dry reisling. Liquid amber in the glass, petrol on the nose and a long, lush, fruity palate. Absolute delight on its own or with most mild to medium cheese.

2685 days ago

BJ scored this wine: 94/100

Pignolo is an indigenous grape of the Friuli region of Italy. Vinified in an amarone style with drying of the grapes allows the flavours to intensify and the bouquet of blueberries and blackberries to jump out of the glass. 24 months in oak barrels brings forward the tannins to produce a complex, rich wine. Pair with game such as wild boar, elk or a rich meat stew.

The Newsman 2010

Paso Robles, California, United States
2713 days ago

BJ scored this wine: 93/100

Russell from RPF wines produces this luscious blend of 42% viognier, 33% marsanne and 25% roussanne. Reminiscent of white chateauneuf de pape, a full bodied combination of stone fruit, anise and just a touch of oak. Delicious on its own or a match for veal or richer poultry dishes.


ViƱa Cobos Bramare Malbec 2015

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
1193 days ago

BJ scored this wine: 93/100

This appellation Malbec from the Uco Valley shows off the higher altitude region clearly with its fresh and focused profile. The struggle of the vines to thrive in rocky soil and cooler temperatures is rewarded by the intensity of red berries, violets and unique acidity. Intriguing expression of Malbec with the ability to provide a smooth journey for a true sense of place. Delicious with herbed lamb dishes.

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Napa Valley, California, United States
2756 days ago

BJ scored this wine: 92/100

The first bottle went down far too quickly-lucky there was a second to savour with the rack of lamb on our plates. Lots of fruit on the nose, followed by a smooth, rich inkiness on the palate. Short finish and not as complex as some cabs, but expect that might develop with more time in the bottle, so if one lives in your cellar, leave it be a few more years.

BJ Oudman

Unusual Wine Experience

Visiting the wine villages of Ribero del Duero


Current Fav Wine

Anything Pinot





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