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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

Sassicaia 2016

Bolgheri-Sassicaia Doc, Italy
30 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 96/100

Medium ruby wine, dry, full bodied and rich with balanced acidity, polished tannins and a gorgeous fruit taste. The complex fruit forward aroma features black cherry, juicy yet tart cranberry, and black pepper. Tastes are of red cherry , cranberry and spice (black pepper).The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Fontanabianca Barbaresco 2015

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy
88 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 95/100

Wine is medium ruby in colour, dry, medium bodied, refreshing acidity and smooth, fine grained tannin. The nose is pronounced and features lovely floral aromas, primarily rose, pronounced sweet red cherry, and a pine or balsam note. The fruit aromas are fresh and juicy. Taste is very cherry with an overlay of pine/balsam, some spice and black pepper along with pleasant savory taste. Finish is medium and is of savory cherry. This is a very well balanced wine, juicy and smooth, a pleasure to drink on its own or with food.

Puligny Montrachet

Jean Monnier Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2016

France, France
48 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 95/100

Pale lemon , dry, perfectly balanced, smooth and medium bodied wine. A luscious nose of sweet lemon, apple, and pear with a slight floral note. The palate features apple and pear, lemon and a touch of citrus zest and a subtle contribution from oak aging. A truly delectable wine.

94 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 !

Winemakers Reserve

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah 2013

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
168 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 94/100

Wine is deep purple in colour, with a pronounced nose, almost perfumed, with definite aromas of floral, perhaps rose, sandalwood, and blackberry. Wine is quite dry, acidity is medium high, with medium tannin and a full body. There is a dry spicy and herbal taste, with plenty of plum and other fruit as well as sandalwood. Long dry finish of plum and spice.Excellent wine; a pleasure to drink.

L.J. Palmer

Current Fav Wine

Cool climate Burgundian chardonnay

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