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Debbie Ingram

Debbie Ingram CSW, WSET Level 1

1801 days ago

Debbie scored this wine: 89/100

From Sardinia, this wine is a blend of Carignan and Syrah. It is an intense, rich full bodied wine. It is fruit forward with notes of blackberries, ripe plum, spices and wood. A really interesting wine. Would go well with a good cut of meat.

Riserva

Rivera Il Falcone Riserva 2009

Castel Del Monte, Puglia D.O.C., Italy
1801 days ago

Debbie scored this wine: 91/100

70% of Nero di Troia and 30% Multipulciano - This is a really interesting wine from Puglia. The grape varietal Nero di Troia is the main indigenous variety of the DOC Castel del Monte. Aged in French oak for 14 months and further in the bottle, this wine has a complex nose with notes of licorice, spices, mint, wood, tobacco and married with ripe red and black fruits. It is elegant, smooth and full bodied with a long finish. Would go great with old cheeses and red meat.

Reserva

Clemente Vii Reserva Chianti Classico 2010

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy
1801 days ago

Debbie scored this wine: 89/100

This is a great food wine with good acidity and well balanced. Lush ripe plum and intense cherry flavours and an undercurrent of tobacco and earth. On the palate it is a medium to full bodied with a long finish.

The Pavillion

Boschendal The Pavillion Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011

Western Cape, South Africa
1807 days ago

Debbie scored this wine: 90/100

This wine is perfect for a hot summers day on the patio. A bouquet of tropical fruits with a hint of pink grapefruit. The palate follows the nose but with more pronounced citrus notes. It is crisp and lean with balanced acidity. 95% Chenin Blanc 5% Viognier, a great value white from South Africa!

The Game Reserve

Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Robertson, Western Cape W.O., South Africa
1807 days ago

Debbie scored this wine: 89/100

Another great value wine from South Africa! This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and has lots of black fruits, tobacco and cocoa on the nose. The wine is well balanced with good acidity firm tannins with a lingering finish. This would be a great accompaniment to grilled meat dishes.

Debbie Ingram

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