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Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips

1 day, 20 hours ago

Neil scored this wine: 92/100

Uncharacteristically for a Rosé, the first thing that came to the nose was an earthy aroma. This overlaid ripe strawberries, gumdrops and spring flowers. Strawberry-current jam on the palate, with grapefruit rinds for a savoury note. Nice acid and fruit balance, with medium weight through the M+ finish. Savoury but not tart on the finish, with fruit all the way. Nice minerality. I found this opened up further after some time in glass. Quite complex. Tasted May 2020.

1 day, 20 hours ago

Neil scored this wine: 89/100

Pretty note of rose petals, plums, cherries and fresh herbs. On the palate, medium tannins and acid. Bright fruit, savoury finish but plums predominate. A great wine on its own, and versatile with lighter dishes as well. tasted May 2020.

3 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 88/100

Very pale salmon in colour - reminiscent of Provence. Subtle nose of wild strawberries, red flowers, pear. Light and savoury on the palate, this is a crowd-pleasing dry rose. Tasted May 2020.

Blue Pyrenees Shiraz 2013

Victoria, Australia
9 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 90/100

Kept one to see how it aged - and it fared very well indeed. Nose of spiced chocolate, resin, black fruit compote, vanilla. Tannins are almost soft, with medium acidity that's holding the lush fruit in balance. Paired with smoked ribs - perfect match. Tasted (recently) May 2020.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2018

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
9 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 91/100

Medium-yellow straw colour. Nose of ripe white fruits: pear, white peach, golden delicious apple, a hint of white pepper and yellow raspberries. Creamy mouthfeel offering a wine rich with fruit flavours, and balancing acidity. A delight on its own, also paired wonderfully with roast chicken with herbs de Provence. Tasted May 2020.

Neil Phillips

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