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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

2 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 95/100

Lusciously sweet deep gold wine with pronounced intensity nose of peach, candied fruit, caramelized raisins, honey, apricot jam and a floral note. Tastes of toffee and caramelized raisins with peach preserves. Truly delicious with strong cheese like Roquefort or with a dessert of creme brulee or Christmas cake. One of my absolute favourites !

3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Wine is medium ruby in colour, dry, mouth-watering acidity, supple, medium body and a medium intensity nose of red plum, raspberries, vanilla and floral notes. The taste is plum with stemmy tones and the finish is medium length. The wine paired well with turkey medallions wrapped with bacon.

4 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

Wine is medium lemon in colour, rich and full bodied, off dry and fresh with a medium intensity aroma of peaches, orange, orange marmelade, honey and white grapefruit. Main tastes were orange, citrus zest and grapefruit. The wine paired wonderfully with savoury orange chicken; the orange in the chicken dish drew out the orange in the wine nicely. This wine is from a single vineyard and is 100% Viognier.

Block 5

The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz 2016

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
7 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

Very deep ruby in colour, medium bodied, well balanced acidity and tannin, dry with a pronounced nose of red plum, blackberry, violet and a hint of strawberry. Very smooth with flavours of plum, blackberry, violet and and bit of mineral. Medium finish of dark fruits. This is very good with grilled meats and on its own; extremely enjoyable.

Old Vines

Lua Cheia Old Vines 2015

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
8 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

Treat this wine right and it will treat you right; we made sure it was up to temperature and open for 2 hours before drinking and we were well rewarded! Wine is deep purple, dry, medium tannin and acidity, dry , full bodied and with a medium intensity nose featuring red and black plums, jammy notes, currant and a lovely floral note. This wine is mild and smooth on the palate and tastes of plums with hints of currant. Finish is short and tastes of soft red fruit. Lovely sipper and great with food; in our case a dish of beef and mushrooms with fresh rosemary and thyme.

L.J. Palmer

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Cool climate Burgundian chardonnay

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