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Emilie Ryan

Emilie Ryan

Alíe

Frescobaldi Alíe Rosé 2016

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy
168 days ago

Emilie scored this wine: 90/100

A fantastic patio wine… Presentation: An interesting, short, stubby bottle. Appearance: Pale salmon Nose: Light nose with notes of white peach, grass, minerals (limestone), and green apple Taste: Dry, medium body, low-medium acidity, low tannins, with notes of white grapefruit, tangerine, citrus rind Finish: long, citrus rind finish Overall impression: A refreshing rosé for the patio, for contemplating life on a deck by the lake. Pair with poultry, pork, salad, or grilled vegetables. Value: 3.5/5

168 days ago

Emilie scored this wine: 90/100

A classic Sauvignon Blanc… Presentation: A distinctive, art deco label Appearance: Medium gold Nose: Medium-pronounced nose with notes of elderflower and asparagus, wet stone and a hint of citrus rind Taste: Dry, full body, medium-high acidity, citrus rind, calcium, white flowers, herbaceous, and a sharp back end Finish: long, sour, white fruit and flower finish Overall impression: A full-bodied classic Sauvignon Blanc. A good representation of the varietal. Will work with summer fare like salads Value: 3/5

Château De Ribebon 2015

Bordeaux A.C., France
168 days ago

Emilie scored this wine: 89/100

A good, approachable Bordeaux… Presentation: A traditional, classy and refined label Appearance: Medium-deep ruby Nose: Medium nose with notes of ashes, grilled medium-rare steak, green peppers Taste: Dry, medium-full body, medium acidity, nice, round tannins with black fruit (plums, blueberries, blackberries), earth, leather, graphite Finish: long, sour, dirty, dark fruit finish Overall impression: Complex, big, round, well-made Old World wine, which we look forward to pairing with savoury, grilled meat (steak) and cheese. Value: 4/5

The Barossan

Peter Lehmann Wines The Barossan Shiraz 2015

Barossa, South Australia, Australia
168 days ago

Emilie scored this wine: 90/100

For those of us who don’t like Shiraz, this one is actually worth trying… Presentation: An interesting, distinctive label, that looks like it’s made of old, weathered leather. Makes us think of an old boys club and Winston Churchill Appearance: Deep purple Nose: Medium nose with notes of dark fruit (plums, super ripe blackberries), leather, spice (black pepper) Taste: Dry, full body, high acidity, drying tannins with black fruit (plums, blueberries, blackberries), earth/dirty, leather, eucalyptus, black pepper, Finish: long, dark fruit, pepper and earth finish Overall impression: this is a big wine that needs big food, like a big steak or blue cheese. But well worth it! Value: 4/5

Gérard Bertrand Syrah Mourvèdre 2015

Saint Chinian, Midi A.P., France
168 days ago

Emilie scored this wine: 89/100

Versatile! A good winter sipping wine or a good summer BBQ wine… Presentation: The classic Gerard Bertrand look, easily recognizable Appearance: Deep ruby Nose: Medium nose with notes of red cherries, fennel, black pepper, with a hint of oak Taste: Dry, medium body, medium-high acidity, medium tannins that have a bite the longer in the mouth the wine is, with notes of black pepper, dark fruit (cherries, plums), earth and wood Finish: long, fruit and black pepper finish Overall impression: This is an interesting, versatile wine. We can see this as sipping wine by the fire in the winter, and a good BBQ wine in the summer Value: 4/5

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