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Julian Park

Julian Park

224 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

This Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months, with only about 20% being new oak. Intense aromas of honey, green apple, lime zest and citrus, rounded out with a light mineral note and hints of white blossoms and vanilla. On the palate, this medium-bodied wine delivers a gentle toastiness, flavours of butterscotch, Meyer lemon, cantaloupe and a soft voluptuous mouthfeel with a fresh but lingering finish.

Block 3 Reserve

Hester Creek Estate Winery Block 3 Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018

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

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

A medium garnet colour. Aromas of raspberry, green bell pepper and tobacco. The medium-bodied wine has flavours of fresh raspberry, blackberry, chocolate, cinnamon and a light peppery, toastiness. Beautiful structure with high acidity and lasting elegance.

TIME Winery Syrah 2016

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

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

The complex Syrah opens with aromas of ripe blackberries and savoury notes. Big and soft tannins on the palate. Flavours of black currant, red plum and cherry with a hint of dark chocolate, black pepper and cinnamon on the long finish. An excellent BC Syrah.

Mirabel Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
281 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 94/100

Rich magenta in colour, lively and vivid aromatics. The wine opens with a symphony of raspberry, floral aromas of rose petals and violets and damp earth. Flavours of both red and black fruit and a depth of earthiness and spice. The mouthfeel is polished initially, with juicy acidity and focused tannins on the finish that add gorgeous weight and complexity.

McLean Creek Vineyard

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
281 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

This is a young pinot with potential. Aromas of black cherry and rose petals and lavender. Earthy flavours with sour cherry, raspberry, forest floor and a hint of white pepper. Lovely smooth tannins. The balance is perfect, the alcohol a typical old world 13.5%. There were plenty of “wine diamonds” in our bottle so please decant before pouring.

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