Wine geek, sommelier, educator, bullshit artist. Wine lover.
2005. Drinking the big guns as I’m 50 on the 14th. I feel like James Halliday’s “im drinking this and you’re not”. It’s superb, the complexity is amazing. So youthful still, primary fruit, astounding structure and acid. But the nose, oh man. So seductive, deep and alluring. One of the best Burgs I’ve had in ages. — 4 years ago
Beautiful Margaret River Chard. Elegant, complex and tense. Youthful and powerful, hints of matchstick and white peach. Grapefruit and minerals on the palate with perfect length. I like this a lot. One of Australia’s best Chards, imho. — 4 years ago
25 years and holding very strong. Amarone style and kicking alcohol for its day. Still rich and balanced. Dried fruit, earth and oily engine aromas. Great tannins from the Cab. Length, depth and structure is fantastic. Scary how much age this still has. — 4 years ago
Wow. Just wow. It tastes so complex. Like Amontillado Sherry, pears and cinnamon spice. Orange rind, oily palate and alcohol cuddles. It’s a lazy 14.5%. It’s mind blowing. Like nothing I’ve ever tried. Drinking it with Dong Po Pork. One of the best food and wine pairings I’ve tried. — 4 years ago
Like a Vendage Tardive. Hints of Botrytis gives a wonderful complexity. 16 years old. Lovely cumquat marmalade, wasabi and olive oil. No hint of oxidation. Unctuous on the palate yet a freshness that is confounding. Incredible length and finish. — 4 years ago