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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

53 minutes ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Still a lovely wine. This is a dry, medium bodied, medium alcohol, fruit forward Pinot Noir bursting with red fruit flavour. Your nose is greeted with fresh aromas of raspberry, red cherry, strawberry and red currant with a hint of vanilla, minerality and wet stones. A wonderful fresh palate of red currant, raspberry, strawberry, and cherry with minerality and a pleasing food friendly acidity . Still good with turkey medallions wrapped with bacon plus also paired well with a washed rind cheese. Very pleasant on its own.

Fincas de la Villa Reserva

Muriel Fincas de la Villa Reserva 2015

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
2 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

Lovely Rioja Reserva; pronounced aromas of red fruits such as red cherry, strawberry, raspberry, dried cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, clove and flavours from aging of leather, mushroom and earth. The wine is dry, with a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins and medium acidity. In the mouth tastes include cherry, spice, vanilla, cocoa nibs, and red plum.Very good on its own or with extra old Beemster or Manchego cheese and surprisingly good with dark chocolate and rich chocolate desserts.

Beaujolais Brouilly

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Brouilly 2019

Beaujolais Aoc, France
9 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Dry medium bodied red wine with racy acidity and a wonderful range of aromas: sweet red plum, cherry, red licorice, raspberry, thyme and a nice floral note. The plum , cherry, red candy, cherry, and raspberry all were present on the palate. A versatile wine that would pair well with roast chicken or turkey.

9 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 88/100

Youthful deep ruby coloured balanced dry red wine, with bountiful aromas of rose, raspberry, black cherry, lack pepper, blackberry, vanilla and a delicate floral. The raspberry and floral notes of featured prominently on the palate, along with blackberry, and black pepper. A wonderful pairing with ribs!


Mastroberardino Mastro Aglianico 2019

Campania I.G.T., Italy
9 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

Dry red wine, medium bodied, with food friendly acidity and pleasing aromas of sour cherries, dried cherries, cranberry, red plum, lavender, graphite and wet stone,vanilla, spice and black pepper. Delightful flavours continued to the palate. Paired very well with Swiss style smoked meat Bundnerfleisch. The salt in the meat brought out the fruit notes very well and the salt made the wine seem less acid.

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





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