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Andrea Shapiro

Andrea Shapiro

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
31 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

A bright, fruity, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc hailing from New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Organically made with distinct elements of freshly cut kiwi skin, green grass and flinty splashes of tropical mango. Dry, with invigorating acidity complete with a stony quality carrying into the back. Anything herbal and creamy can be a delightful food partner - think herb encrusted goat’s cheese bites. 89 points - tasted January 2019

Terrassen Federspiel

Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2018

Wachau D.A.C., Austria
45 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

A unique and zesty Grüner Veltliner from Domäne Wachau. An abundance of green fruit and leaves shine amongst lemon curd, lime zest, green apple, stony rocks and flavours of white citrus, peach, shallots, garlic scapes, limestone and graphite. Brisk, mouthwatering acidity with a light body and finish. Spry elements of graphite, cedar and smoke notes persisting into the back. An awesome accompaniment to seafood ceviche or sushi. 88 points - tasted December 2019

Organic

Angove Organic Shiraz 2017

South Australia, Australia
45 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

A budget friendly organic Aussie Shiraz for quite a reasonable price. Excellent QPR, available locally for $14.95. Red, fleshy plum fruit with an intricate amount of spice. Flavours follow through with elements of dark chocolate, and chalkly stone driven undertones. Lively acidity shines, with a medium body and finish that reveal some persistence of vanilla beans and juicy pomegranate carrying into the back. An awesome pairing for barbecued ribs. 88 points

Gran Reserva Blend

Tarapaca Gran Reserva Blend 2016

Maipo Valley, Chile, Chile
45 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

An organic blend of 36% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Franc, 15% Carmenére and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon with a burgeoning bouquet of cherries, hardwood smoke and deep forest. This too, echoes on the tongue with flavours of strawberry, red plum and a rocky leather saddle. Overall, medium bodied with bright acidity and velvet laden grippy tannins. Paired this with roast beef au jus. 89 points - tasted January 2020

Private Reserve

PKNT Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Cachapoal Valley, Chile, Chile
45 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 87/100

This is a fine easy drinking Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from PKNT. A medium ruby colour with red glistening reflections. Aromas of blackberries, oak, tobacco and pepper complement the flavours which show blackcurrant, smoky plum, tart cherry and a tiny note of pencil lead. Brisk acidity also comes through with a medium body and plush, lightly green tannins that linger on the tongue. Pair with strip steak and green peppercorn sauce. 87 points - tasted January 2020

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Memorable Wine

A 10 year old Aglianico from Taurasi featured at the winemakers home

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First Wine

Sauvignon Blanc

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Unusual Wine Experience

It involved 80's music, and poisonous snakes! :D

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Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir and Rosé

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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