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Julian Park

Julian Park

50th Parallel Estate Riesling 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
22 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

Aromas of orange zest, lush nectarine, white peach and key lime pie. On the palate, tangerine, key lime, ripe apple with a hint of slate and petrol. Bright, fresh and well-balanced acidity.

73 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

Spiced black cherry, liquorice and violets along with mushroom exhale from the glass. On the palate, there is more cherry, red plum, fig, cocoa and just a hint of oak. The medium-bodied wine is silky smooth with ripe tannins and a long finish.

74 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 88/100

Tropical aromas and lime zest spring from the glass. Flavours of pineapple, passionfruit, melon and mango. Bright acidity and nice mineral backbone.

101 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 89/100

Straw yellow colour. Passionfruit, lychee, honeydew melon and light floral notes. Pink grapefruit on the finish. Brought back memories of Passionfruit Pavlova Cake from my visits Downunder. Paired really well with Roast Port Tenderloin and Tuscan Vegetables. A fantastic value at $15 and change.


Ex Nihilo Vineyards Night 2016

Okanagan Valley, Canada
116 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 94/100

Grapes from the Black Sage and Golden Mile Benches were selected to create this elegant blend of 55% Cab Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 17.5% Cab Franc, 2.5% Petit Verdot. Aromas of black fruit, cassis and tobacco. Flavours of black cherry, plum, fig and dark chocolate. The balance and structure of this wine define perfect elegance! An extremely smooth and supple mouthfeel.

Julian Park

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Memorable Wine

2004 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir enjoyed with my school friend Phil Jones at his winery in Leongatha, Australia.


First Wine

Probably Mateus. I was really young at the time!

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