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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

The Doctors'

Forrest The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
15 hours, 51 minutes ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

Terrific wine for the tail end of summer! The wine is very pale lemon, light bodied, dry, aromatic and flavourful and refreshing. Medium nose featuring the citrus family; lime, lemon and passion fruit, with restrained gooseberry and some minerality. Gooseberry continues to the palate, along with lime and lemon zest and bright passion fruit. Mouthfeel is very smooth and soft. Alcohol is low at 9.5% but this does not detract from the flavour profile. This is not an assertive wine and it would be better with simply grilled fish, grilled herbed chicken or grilled shrimp.

1 day, 12 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

This is white wine made from red grapes(Aglianico ) using an ancient technique. “Neroametà” (half-black) refers to the black/red origin of the variety Aglianico. The white wine is fermented in steel containers at controlled temperature,on lees , for at least 10 months with a further maturation of 6 months in the bottle. The pale lemon green wine is dry, and aromatic with definite aroma of grapefruit, saline and mineral. It is fresh and crisp in the mouth with a zesty finish of citrus pith.

1 day, 12 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 92/100

This wine is made from of 80% Pinot Nero and 20% Chardonnay grapes. It is a beguiling deep medium pink in colour with an abundance of soft, fine bubbles. Pronounced aroma of ripe strawberry, red fruits and lemon with a primary taste of strawberry and citrus. A wine for celebrations!

1 day, 12 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

Medium ruby in colour, medium bodied and balanced. Wine has a fruit forward, slightly funky aroma of sweet and juicy red cherry, overripe cranberry, combined with a herbal note. Principal taste is of red cherry.

1 day, 12 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

The wine is pale lemon green, dry and crisp with a pronounced floral aroma of orange blossom that is almost waxy, a vanilla note with sweet lemon. Taste is definitely floral with zesty citrus pith. 20 percent of this wine was fermented in French oak casks.

L.J. Palmer

Current Fav Wine

Cool climate Burgundian chardonnay

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