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Jeff Osborne

Jeff Osborne

Macon - Uchizy 2012

Maconnais - Burgundy, France
2254 days ago

Jeff scored this wine: 90/100

Medium plus in body, lightly oaked, with notes of white peach, green apple and citrus. This "Medaille D'Or" winning wine is a great representation of a classic Chardonnay from the Macconais in southern Burgunday at an affordable price. Enjoy with herb roasted chicken as we did, or most seafood dishes. Jeff Osborne

2289 days ago

Jeff scored this wine: 93/100

A crisp dry Savagnin with a bouquet of herbs which carries through to the pallet. Fresh, & natural with clear notes of dill, some minerality, and a nice long finish. Though in its fun traditional bottle, this wine style is a world away from the "Vin Jaune" Savagnin wines from the Jura region of eastern France where this grape hails from. Typically heavily oxidized and often aged under flor yeast quite reminiscent of sherry, it's quite interesting to evaluate and enjoy the natural expression of Savagnin. Pairings include Ontario Pickerel, any fresh summer salad with a vinaigrette based dressing, or enjoy on its own with family and old friends as we did. Note the wine reviewed was the 2012 vintage purchased winery direct, while the one currently available in the LCBO is the 2010 vintage. Jeff Osborne

2405 days ago

Jeff scored this wine: 93/100

Clear light gold in appearance,with typical lemon and green apples on the nose. An exciting creamy palate of cantelope melon, peach, and apples. A great example of a quality classic white burgundy with a very long finish. Pair with barbeque chicken as we did or a rich white sauce pasta dish. Jeff Osborne www.bcwineschool.com

Chateau de la Gravelle, Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2011

Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Ac, Loire Valley, France
2408 days ago

Jeff scored this wine: 90/100

A fantastic bargain from an appellation famous for high quality! This wine is quite crisp and fresh, rounded out by a creamy texture from having been aged "Sur Lie" for 2 years (aged on the dead yeast after fermentation). Notes of Candied lemon, plum, and honey in addition to the classic yeasty aroma. Pair with Seafood paella as we did, or any fresh seafood as they would do in the Loire Valley. Jeff Osborne http://www.bcwineschool.com/

2411 days ago

Jeff scored this wine: 90/100

A great example of a young fruity Chianti DOCG wine. Plenty of red fruit on the nose, with sour cherry candy, and blackberry jam on the pallet, smooth tannin's and some great richness. A perfect pairing for Pizza night.

Memorable Wine

Chianti DOCG, consumed in Chianti with local food


First Wine

Piat d'or (my parents "go to" when I was a kid)


Unusual Wine Experience

A tasting of "corked wines", so I "know"


Current Fav Wine

Mosel (German) "Spatlese"

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