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Janet Holden

Janet Holden


Villa Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico 2016

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy
2 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 92/100

This medium bodied red wine has aromas of ripe cherry, tobacco, cedar and vanilla. On the palate it is smooth and velvety with notes of cherry and raspberry, layered with leather, earth, vanilla, cedar, tomato stem and dried herbs like oregano. This wine was delicious paired with a baked lasagna.

Philippe Gimel

Saint Jean du Barroux Philippe Gimel 2017

Ventoux, France
44 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 90/100

This medium bodied red wine is a lovely deep ruby colour with aromas of ripe cherry, plum and dark fruits. with lots of earthy notes, cedar, and leather. On the palate, quite dry and smooth with flavours of dark cherry, jammy dark fruits and cassis, with notes of earth, pepper and spice on the finish.

44 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 86/100

This ruby red wine has good depth and complexity for the price. Ripe cherry, and red fruits are balanced with cedar, tobacco, dark chocolate, and vanilla aromas. On the palate, flavours of cocoa, tobacco, coffee, cedar, pepper and spice dominate. The finish reminded me of a chocolate covered maraschino cherry. Tasty!

Small Lot Handcrafted

Benjamin Bridge Small Lot Handcrafted Vidal Icewine 2016

Nova Scotia, Canada
44 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 91/100

This vidal ice wine is a lovely golden colour with notes of candied orange, dried apricot, honey and baking spices on the nose. On the palate, the candied orange and dried apricot flavours dominate with flavours of lemon, honey and tropical fruit.

259 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 91/100

Crisp and fresh with notes of green apple, stone fruits, lemon and lime. Very balanced with smooth, lasting bubbles. This is one delightful sparkling wine.

Janet Holden

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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