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Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips

Leaning Post Rosé 2018

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
51 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 91/100

Pale- to medium salmon in colour, with a slight orange hue. Nose of wild strawberries, crabapple, mandarin, and a slight whiff of forest floor adds complexity. On the palate lots of fruit, but balanced with savoury notes: strawberry, cranberry, rhubarb, candied orange peel and even a hint of green olive. Medium-plus finish ends with a savoury and salty note. This is a flexible rose for a variety of dishes. (Blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.) Good value for the quality. Tasted July 2019.


Sibling Rivalry Pink 2017

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
152 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 86/100

Medium-deep salmon colour. Lots of juicy strawberry and pink grapefruit on the nose. Pleasing strawberry and cherry on the palate, with medium acidity and a hint of balancing sweet. Tasted May 2019.

Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner 2017

Niederosterreich, Austria
152 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 86/100

Aromas of green melon, lemongrass, white peach. Lightly effervescent, slightly fuller on the mouthfeel than expected, but at the same time crisp with lemon notes coming to the fore. Slight bitter almond finish. A nice change that will appeal to the Pinot Grigio crowd, this is a perfect summer patio wine. Would pair nicely with summer salads and feta cheese dishes. Tasted May 2019.


Lagar de Robla Premium 2012

Castilla Y León, Spain
153 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 87/100

Nose of black plums, cherry compote, dried sage, cedar. Palate of savoury red berries, slight baking spices, herbs. M+ tannins with balanced acidity, this is a great food wine. Medium+ savoury finish. Memories of a summer Camino walk here...without the exhaustion. ;-) Tasted May 2019.


Don Jacobo Reserva 2011

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
153 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 87/100

Heady nose of cola, coconut, stewed red & black berries, Christmas cake with dark raisins. On the palate, the long wood ageing dominates, making this a full wine with a long finish. Cola is present throughout. Tannins are well-integrated. A decent Rioja with classic profile. Tasted May 2019.

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