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Julian Park

Julian Park

7 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 94/100

One of the best British Columbia Cabs I have tasted at any price point. A Gold medal winner at the prestigious 2019 Concours International Des Cabernets in Lyon France. The grapes were cropped at only 2 tons per acre for 2016 vintage. This a Bordeaux left-bank style Cabernet Sauvignon. Bold but not overpowering. Aromas of Cassis, Black Cherry, Oak Spice, Graphite and Mint. On the Palate, Black Currant, Cherry, Cacao, Oak Spice with a lovely Dark Chocolate finish. Dense and ripe tannins ensure it will age well.

16 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

This aromatic white off-dry wine (RS=13) perfectly balances sweetness to fruit intensity to acidity, with green apple, pear, lime, lemon sherbet, perfumed florals and honeycomb. The wine has a lovely silky texture and intense full-flavoured finish. Chill well and enjoy now.

Okanagan Valley

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Okanagan Valley Merlot 2017

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

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

After full malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 8 months in Hungarian and French oak and then spent 10 months in bottles before release. Ruby red colour and a nose full of red plums, chocolate, vanilla and spice. This Merlot is a full-bodied red with juicy cherry and dark chocolate flavours, full chewy tannins and a long finish.

Winemaker’s CUT Rose 2018

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

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

This glass of Rosé has the floral notes of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons / Spring. The elegant aromas are followed by rich flavours of strawberry, ripe peach, watermelon and rhubarb with a subtle hint of white pepper from the Syrah. The wine has a nice depth to it. This is a serious Rosé that can be slipped on the patio or enjoyed with summer fare.

37 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

2017 was a cooler vintage and this Syrah is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and a hint of acidity. This is a very elegant Northern Rhône style wine. Aromas of violets and red cherry are followed on the palate by savoury notes of black cherry, black olive, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine lingers with white pepper on the long finish. Drinkable now but will definitely improve with age. 115 cases plus 12 cases of magnums produced.

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
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