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Julian Park

Julian Park

1351 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.


Ex Nihilo Vineyards Night 2016

Okanagan Valley, Canada
1239 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.

Mirabel Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
799 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.

Sperling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
1087 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 93/100

A beautiful bold red colour. Aromas of cherry, raspberry and pepper notes. Medium-high acidity, low tannins and medium body. On the palate, cherry, strawberry, pepper, and citrus with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Short finish. The perfect biodynamic Pinot Noir.

The Pull

Nagging Doubt The Pull 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
1041 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 93/100

2015 was the hottest summer in the Okanagan in a decade so this full-bodied Bordeaux blend is just hitting it's stride. Beautiful nose of black cherry, blueberry and red fruit. Flavours of black cherry, blackberries and dark chocolate. The ripe tannins give the wine extreme depth. Smooth but big and bold with perfectly balanced acidity and a finish that goes on forever. Wish I had another case!

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
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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