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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

1919

Casella Family Brands 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
1312 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 95/100

Dark purple with intense aromas of plum, ink, blackberry, cassis, leather, baking spice and dark chocolate. This is a full bodied wine with smooth tannins and well intergrated acidity and alcohol. It is teaming with juicy fruit flavours and leading into a nice long smooth finish. Enjoy this with a nice rare steak. Simply an amazing wine, enjoy every last drop. (Tasted March 26, 2017)

Pedro Ximenez De Añada

Alvear Pedro Ximenez De Añada Sherry 2014

Montilla-Moriles D.O.P., Spain
962 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 95/100

Amber in colour with aromas of toffee, vanilla, raisins and dark honey. Rich and sweet with flavours of toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, honey and maple syrup. This wine can easily be enjoyed on its own after dinner or drizzled over French vanilla ice cream. Tasted on March 11, 2018.

Riserva

Fontanafredda Riserva Barolo 2007

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
1080 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 94/100

Ruby in colour with intense aromas of plum, baking spice, raspberry and black pepper with the red fruit and spice notes following through on the palate leading into a long peppery finish. This is a very well balanced wine with alcohol, tannins, acidity and flavours integrated together beautifully. This will pair well with pasta dishes, firm cheeses and grilled red meats, in addition to enjoying it on its own. Tasted on October 29, 2017.

1919

Casella Family Brands 1919 Shiraz 2010

Mclaren Vale, Australia
1312 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 94/100

Dark purple with overflowing with aromas of cassis, black cherry, black pepper, cedar, mint, blackberry and dark chocolate. The flavours on the plate match up to the promise of the aromas with loads of blackfruit and pepper leading into a nice long finish. It is full bodied with well intergrated tannins, acidity and alcohol. This will match perfectly with a grilled steak, prime rib or BBQ ribs. If you are looking to splurge and reward yourself you won't go wrong with this Aussie Shiraz. (Tasted on March 26, 2017)

Spitfire

Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
1557 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 94/100

Strong aromas of passion fruit and pineapple hit you right away followed by lemon, melon and herbaceous notes. It is light bodied with well balanced acidity with lemon and passion fruit flavours on the finish. Will pair well with seafood, soft cheeses, asparagus or green salads. If you like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, you will kicking yourself if you don't try this one.

Colin McKone

Memorable Wine

Mike Weir Cabernet Merlot 2005, I enjoyed this wine so much I decided to try others which started my continuing journey with wine

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First Wine

A sparkling wine in 1984 that my Dad gave me after the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup

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Unusual Wine Experience

Not a single experience but going back and trying wines I previously hated only to discover they were really good. I have discovered a lot of wine I love by giving them a second chance.

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Current Fav Wine

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir

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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award