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Julian Park

Julian Park

Castoro de Oro Merlot 2017

Okanagan Valley, Canada
134 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

A big bold wine, full-bodied with a dense garnet red colour. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry and cocoa. On the palate, raisin, black fruit, stewed plum, dark chocolate and leather with a hint of nutmeg. Silky smooth tannins and a long finish. Ready to drink right now.

Heart of Gold

Castoro de Oro Heart of Gold 2017

Oliver, British Columbia Bc, Canada
134 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 89/100

This vibrant white blend takes its name from the song made famous by Canadian Rock Icon, Neil Young. The wine is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Vidal, Siegfried and Viognier. The wine starts with aromatic aromas of ripe fruit. The flavours are an explosion of fresh fruit salad including pineapple, red apple, apricot, honeydew melon and more. A smooth rich mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness on the finish to refresh the palate.

434 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
451 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
468 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.

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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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