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Lise Charest Gagne

Lise Charest Gagne

Sugar Loaf Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
13 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 93/100

Such a stand out example of a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from the Sauvignon Blanc Capital of the world. Bold, creamy passion fruit and ripe pear aromas hit you in the face followed by some clean herbaceous notes. No cat pee resides here, expect a nice round wine with good backbone! Medium body and tastes like ripe white grapefruit, unripe green kiwi and salinity. The finish has clean acidity boasting lime zest. Wow I met my new love!

125 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 92/100

Nothing "Gris" from this wine for sure! Such a great example of a juicy wine from the cool climate rockstar Marlborough area. Did you know NZ is almost all sustainable? The Soho is another great outcome of this regions green efforts! Silky smooth tropical notes with a hint of spice. Apricot, ripe cantaloupe and faint baked apples with cream... seduction. A nice rich mouthfeel with layers of flavours and punchy acidity that make your mouth water. Meyer lemon, crunchy green pear and crushed gravel. Pair with anything that needs some happy. Tasted march 2019.

Coonawarra Estate The Siding

Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
159 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 91/100

I held on to this bottle on purpose as an experiment and tasted in in Feb 2019. I was pleasantly surprised to find loads of juicy dark berries (black currant), balanced acidity and a boldness that didn't revolt. Some interesting herbs like spearmint and identifiable cedar oak influence without feeling like campfire smoke surrounded me. Such a great example of Coonawarra Cab grab a bottle from this area for yourself and the biggest glass you can!

181 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 92/100

Fabulous with some rich tomato meat sauce over pasta. Totally balanced and concentrated tart fruit with well knit tannins. I'm not a Sangiovese drinker but I love this Brunello!

384 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 89/100

Great value cab from an excellent region (colchagua). I'm learning that Chilean wine is a fraction of the cost of any Cali cab especially if you know the great regions and this is a perfect example! Notes of floral dark plums. It's savoury with balanced acidity and plums without being jammy minus herbs. Great gang wine with some good steak! Highly recommend for the wing it dinner parties! Stock up!

Lise Charest Gagne

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-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