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Andrew Bernardo

Andrew Bernardo

1 day, 3 hours ago

Andrew scored this wine: 94/100

A stunning offering, with the Syrah offering your classic aromas and flavours of hung meat, protracted black fruit, singed herbs and funky forest floor. The blended Tinta Franca offers a lovely challenge to the wood, with spice box and leather emerging along with dried flowers and black tea leaves. Drink now through 2030. Pair with beef. 94 Points.

Grande Reserva

Monte Da Cal Saturnino Grande Reserva 2011

Alentejo D.O.C., Portugal
14 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 92/100

A striking and balanced wine from the Alentejo, featuring ripe plum skin, blackberry, cool spice, fresh and dried herbs, sous-bois and dried tobacco. Gorgeous and pure. 92 Points

Quinta da Zaralhoa 2011

Doc Douro, Portugal
22 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 95/100

This wine explodes on the nose with ripe plum, briar, dried meat and fresh herbs. There’s tar, smoke, sous-bois, camphor, smouldering tobacco, dried flowers and meat blood on the palate, with layers of dark fruit, marshmallow root, graphite and crushed rocks on the finish. This wine reaches Classic quality and will only get better. Drink now through 2035. 95 Points.

SeaGlass Pinot Noir 2015

Santa Barbara County, California, United States
27 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 91/100

This is a steal for a Pinot. It’s everything you’d want, with luscious cherry and red raspberry fruit, along with dried cranberries, a whiff of fresh herb, red liquorice and crushed rose petals. 91 Points.

38 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 91/100

A stunning and pure expression of Nebbiolo, featuring lots of black cherry, plum skin, dried herbs, tree root, dried earth, and some dried tobacco notes. 91 Points.

Andrew Bernardo

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1989 Chateau Bel-Air

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1961 De Montille Volnay

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