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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

Alpha

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Curicó Valley, Chile
3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

Deep purple coloured wine with a pronounced aroma of ripe black fruit, including black currant and blackberry, sweet spice, cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Full bodied and smooth with balanced acidity and tannin; dry. Tastes of black fruit, blackberry, cedar, tobacco, coffee and cocoa. Long finish featuring black fruit and vanilla. Perfect with grilled meat or can be sipped on its own. Still very drinkable.

Reserve Clifford Bay

Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Clifford Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand
11 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

From New Zealand Pure Discovery Wine Fair: Pale lemon in colour, dry, mouthwatering acidity, with light-medium body. Pronounced intensity nose featuring intense gooseberry with lime. Tastes of gooseberry and lime plus a mineral edge. Definitely aromatic and flavourful.

Southern Clays

Villa Maria Southern Clays Pinot Noir 2014

Marlborough, New Zealand
11 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

From New Zealand Pure Discovery Wine Fair: Pale lemon in colour, dry, mouthwatering acidity, with a light-medium body. Pronounced intensity nose balanced between gooseberry and passion fruit; there is a touch of other citrus, specifically lime. Tastes primarily of gooseberry with passion fruit and a touch of minerality. Long finish of passion fruit and gooseberry.

Blue Rock

Luna Blue Rock Pinot Noir 2016

Martinborough, New Zealand
11 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

From New Zealand Pure Discovery Wine Fair: Medium ruby in colour, dry, mouthwatering acidity and balanced tannin with a medium body. Pronounced intensity nose featuring strong forest floor tang, thyme, cherry and strawberry with some spice. Tastes included soft cedar , thyme, spice and red fruit. Medium length finish of spicy cedar with red fruit.

Eclipse

Luna Eclipse Pinot Noir 2016

Martinborough, New Zealand
11 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

From New Zealand Pure Discovery Wine Fair: Medium to deep ruby in colour, dry, mouthwatering acidity, savoury tannin and medium body. Medium intensity nose featuring spice, such as pepper, with soft cedar, herbs, thyme and red fruit.Flavours of pepper, soft cedar, herbs and red fruit.

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