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Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips

La Roche-Vineuse

Sylvaine & Alain Normand La Roche-Vineuse Chardonnay 2015

A.C., Macon, Burgundy, France
13 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 91/100

Medium-straw in colour, aromas of golden delicious apple with a hint of butter, Meyer lemon zest. Ripe and round on the palate, apple, white peach, quince, slight pith, medium+ finish with lots of almond. Excellent value. Tasted November 2018.

13 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 90/100

Nose of applesauce, slight caramel, jasmine perfume, white flowers. Medium+ acid on the palate, well-balanced. Mellow citrus notes, red & yellow apple, almond finish. I found this quite complex - even moreso when I found out the price later! Outstanding value. Tasted November 2018.

Lake Sonoma Zinfandel 2014

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
14 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 89/100

Smoky nose, with dark chocolate and red fruit compote. Jammy on the palate, almost raisiny. A reductive style to be sure - but reasonably balanced and will appeal to many. Would pair well with barbecue ribs. Tasted October 2018.

Old Vine

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2014

Lodi, California, United States
14 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 88/100

Slightly floral on the nose, with heavy red fruits, cedar, some cigar butts. Easy-drinking in style and fairly well integrated with lots of raspberry, black plums, strawberries. Smooth with softer acids and tannins. Tasted October 2018.


Ravenswood Dickerson Zinfandel 2010

Napa Valley, California, United States
14 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 92/100

Age shows on a mature nose with muted bit still evident black fruits, eucalyptus. Medium+ acid, harmonious on the palate with Christmas cake, spice box, black plums. Super long finish that never gets jammy. Very well balanced. Tasted October 2018.

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