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Carolyn Hetke

Carolyn Hetke

158 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 91/100

Tart cherry with light tar and leather undertones on the nose leading to a medium-bodied, smooth palate. Tannins are fine and mouth-coating so plan to enjoy with Braciole or Saltimbocca alla Romana from 2025.

158 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 93/100

A fine Brunello example here with all the expected cherry and spice notes. Good weight and concentration in a silky, elegant package with outstanding length. Enjoy with Osso Buco Milanese. Tasted Nov 2023 thewineloverskitchen.com

158 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 92/100

This is showing lots of young fruity notes on the nose and palate. Lots of promise here underneath the mouthcoating tannins. It needs time to soften and together. Drink from 2024 with spaghetti or osso buco. Tasted Nov 2023 thewineloverskitchen.com

158 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 94/100

This is an attractive, classic Brunello. The nose is still tight and slow to offer up its fruity notes, so the burst of morello cherry on the palate from the onset is a welcome touch. This is nicely structured and silky from start to finish. Pair with vegetable lasagne or pasta with fresh tomato sauce. Length is outstanding. Drink from 2026. Tasted Nov 2023 thewineloverskitchen.com

158 days ago

Carolyn scored this wine: 91/100

This has all the classic cherry notes along with distinct woodsy, leather and smoke undertones adding interest. It is fresh and silky with mouthcoating tannins on the finish. Impressive length. Drink from 2024 - 2034 and enjoy with lamb. Tasted Nov 2023 thewineloverskitchen.com

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Memorable Wine

A Châteauneuf-du-Pape we had with dinner at Château des Fines Roches. I admit the ambiance probably had a lot to do with the 'memorable' part!

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First Wine

Probably Baby Duck but in all fairness it would have been at the kid's table at Christmas!

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Unusual Wine Experience

Exploring an organic Tuscan winery where there was literally inches of mould on the bottles.

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Current Fav Wine

Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux.....That is like asking a mother to choose their favourite child!

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