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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

1 day, 19 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 88/100

Pale ruby coloured ,medium bodied, dry red wine with pleasing tannins and food friendly acidity. This wine has a pronounced aroma of vanilla, sweet cherries, spice, baking spice, pepper, plum and a floral note. On the palate spice and red cherry predominate. A pleasant sipper and worked very well with beef stroganoff.

Badel Plavac Red 2018

PeljeĊĦac, South Dalmatia Coast, Croatia
1 day, 19 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 88/100

Pale ruby in colour, medium bodied, dry, soft tannins and food friendly acidity, this wine opens with a pronounced candied aroma, followed by tart Montmorency sour cherry, vanilla and red currants. Over time the palate evolves to a very pleasant intense Montmorency cherry flavour with a hint of vanilla. Excellent solo sipper; also paired well with beef stroganoff. Pays to wait to profit from the maximum sour cherry flavour.

United Stars Mukuzani Dry 2015

Kakheti Pdo, Georgia
1 day, 19 hours ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Deep ruby coloured wine, dry, balanced and medium bodied with a pronounced nose featuring vanilla, sweet baking spice, green pepper, pepper, blackberries and a nice smokiness. Palate of dark berry, sweet spice and smoke; a bit like a Zinfandel. Very pleasant sipper and paired very well with beef stroganoff.

8 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Deep dark ruby coloured wine with purple hue, dry, smooth tannins and balanced acidity. Pronounced aromas of spice, vanilla, blackberry, black cherry and plums with a hint of pot pourri evolve to include rich chocolate. These flavours continue to the palate. We tasted with wedges of Edam and Gouda; perfect combination. My tasting group enjoyed sipping it on its own too. It would go very well with roast pork and beef dishes. I opened this wine an hour before drinking and it paid off; wine still continued to evolve pleasantly. A true value wine.

10 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

Semi-sweet cider, nice bubbles, with a delicious honeyed apple taste; Cortlandts? Nice anytime drink. Pairs well with summer

L.J. Palmer

Current Fav Wine

Whatever's in my glass; weakness for Chablis, Burgundian style Pinot Noir, Côtes du Rhône style Syrah and Ribero del Duero from Spain

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
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