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Jane LeFresne

Jane LeFresne

Hoffmann-Simon Riesling Spätlese 2009

Q.M.P., Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Mosel, Germany
1482 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

I have to admit that I love my Canadian Rieslings, but this German Riesling is delightful. Classic aromas of petrol are present in this Riesling along with honey, red apple and some floral notes. Flavours of ripe red apple and honey. Finishes with a zippy the honey taking over. Try with a nice gouda cheese or blue cheese. The salt in theses cheese will contrast the sweetness of the wine.

Bin 128

Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2013

Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
1482 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

Baking spices, black pepper with dark fruits including blackberry and currant on the nose. Some hints of vanilla and mint. Flavours of blackberry, black currants and spices. A nice balance of acidity and tannins.

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Rosé 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
1265 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

This BC rose is the perfect summer wine. It is packed with fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry, peach, and lime. Hints of minerality also come through on the nose. Many of the aromas come through on the palate including strawberry, raspberry and peach. This zippy, fruit forward rose would be great paired with a strawberry feta cheese salad or lightly seasoned, grilled shrimp or great on its own.

1352 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

This wine is packed with flavours and aromas. Aromas of red berries, cooked fruit, baking spices and chocolate make it smell like the prefect fruit cake. Flavours of ripe cherry, raspberry, baking spices and chocolate. Medium to full bodied wine with good tannin and acidity. I would buy this wine again.

1352 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 90/100

This wine is packed with red berry and dried fruit aromas on the nose along with some earthy and cedar undertones. The red berries and dried fruit follow through on the palate with some added dark chocolate flavours. Medium tannins and high acidity. A crowd pleaser for those who like old world wines. Drink on it's own or pair with red meats, mushroom or tomato based dishes.

Jane LeFresne

Memorable Wine

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger - Brut -- I tasted this sparkling while sitting on the terrace of the vineyard with my dear friend from Australia.

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First Wine

I was being polite, a white wine served at a boyfriend's family dinner.

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