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Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips

Pink

Sibling Rivalry Pink 2017

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
93 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
93 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.

Premium

Lagar de Robla Premium 2012

Castilla Y León, Spain
94 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.

Reserva

Don Jacobo Reserva 2011

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
94 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.

Redstone Winery Chardonnay 2013

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

Neil scored this wine: 90/100

Nose of applesauce, cantaloupe, ripe Bartlett pear, butter toffee and Meyer lemon juice. Simultaneously creamy and slightly "crunchy", a great mouthfeel elevates this. The toffee on the nose gives way to the ripe fruits and balanced acidity. Great value from Ontario. Tasted April 2019.

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