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Julian Park

Julian Park

Four Shadows Pinot Noir 2017

Naramata Bench, Canada
34 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

Aromas of black cherries, raspberry and vanilla. On the palate, cherries, cranberries with earthy notes. A well-balanced full-bodied wine with smooth tannins. Suggest you aerate the wine before serving.

Deep Roots Winery Merlot 2016

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

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

A complex nose of mixed berries and baking spices. The palate is dry with rich ripe tannins and intense flavours of black cherry, red plum, chocolate and toasty oak. A perfect pairing with bold burgers and beef dip.

69 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.

78 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
78 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.

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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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