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Andrew Bernardo

Andrew Bernardo

Watershed Senses Shiraz 2014

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
2 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 93/100

This wine is a perfect example of why Syrah does so well in the cooler climates of Western Australia. It’s a perfect counterpoint to heavier Barossa Valley examples. This wine demonstrates an ethereal weightlessness that is to be enjoyed and celebrated, along with perfectly delineated black and purple fruit, pepper, hung meat and dried flower notes. Enjoy with beef of all preparations. Spectacular. Tasted 2019, better 2020-2027. 93 Points.

Kabinett Feinherb

Dr. Siemens Serriger Würzburg Kabinett Feinherb Riesling 2008

Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany
38 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 92/100

At 11 years old, this wine resides at the confluence of youthful exuberance and aged treasure. There’s loads of fleshy fresh and dried stone fruit, quince and warm spice, but it’s also developing a petrol edge with dried currant leaf and roasted nutmeg. It was a divine pairing with seared walleye in a sauce of its own juices, cream and dill. 92 Points.

La Maldita Garnacha 2017

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

Andrew scored this wine: 90/100

This wine is perfectly appropriate for a food friendly Rioja. Too often people think of long-aged, tertiary characterized Riojas that are meant for the sip or that slow roasted leg of lamb with a little S and P. This wine is juicy, fresh, and perfect for roasted meat dishes with flavourful sauces, pastas, and could even dip a little on the Indian food scene without looking out of place. Loads of bing cherry, plum, fresh herbs and a hit of game meat tie up into a nice little bow. You can age it, but why wait. 90 Points.

67 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 92/100

This wine is everything right with this grape and region. Uber ripe and concentrated with lots of black fruit, spice and glycerin. So pure. Perfect with red meats and pastas with red sauce. 92 points.

119 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 92/100

A pretty stunning Austrian Riesling at an equally stunning price. The 2015 shows impressive stone fruit, preserved citrus, petrol, and dried flower notes, with a hint of black currant leaf and lanolin on the finish. Mouthwatering, demanding freshwater fish in lemon butter. 92 Points.

Andrew Bernardo

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Memorable Wine

1989 Chateau Bel-Air

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First Wine

1961 De Montille Volnay

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