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Julian Park

Julian Park

23 hours, 30 minutes 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.

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Ex Nihilo Vineyards Night 2016

Okanagan Valley, Canada
16 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.

18 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

Lovely aroma of rose petal, Anjou pear, green apple, tropical fruit and citrus. In the glass, this is a bold white with a rich mouthfeel that can be enjoyed in both summer and winter. Flavours of pear, ripe apple, honeydew melon, candied lemon with a hint of ginger. The finish is long and heavy.

Ex Nihilo Vineyards Riesling 2017

British Columbia, Canada
19 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

In 2017 the late hanging fruit was picked after a snowstorm and freezing temperatures. The result of the brief freeze is a rich and luscious wine with more concentrated flavours. Fermented to ‘off-dry’ and more Germanic in style keeping the residual sweetness and natural acidity balanced. A delicate perfume of floral and mandarin orange peel. Flavours of Meyer lemon, lime, red apple and honeydew melon. A soft and round riesling. Perfect when paired with Thai or Chinese food.

Wild Goose Vineyards Pinot Gris 2018

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

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

A fabulous white with tropical notes of pineapple, melon, apricot citrus and honey. The 13.5% alcohol provides a rich mouthfeel with a long lingering lemon zest finish. The wine is both food-friendly and terrific stand-alone. The wine was a silver medal winner at both the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada and All Canadian Wine Championships.

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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.

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First Wine

Probably Mateus. I was really young at the time!

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