2013 Mayford Tempranillo

The team at Mayford make some of the best Tempranillo in the country, this is no exception.  Highly rated by Campbell Mattinson at the Winefront on release, this wine is showing very well but is not nearly at its peak.  The wine itself is still quite structural but the fruit emerges with air, giving life... Continue Reading →

This Cork Smells like Grape Juice

  A great night to catch up with friends, the company perhaps better than the wine on the whole.  Te Mata Coleraine the star, the taint of brett and cork perhaps the most pervasive impact. 2003 Sicilia Valbuena - Amazingly youthful for its age.  Deep purple in colour with  cherries verging on blackberry and spicy... Continue Reading →

2015 Montalto Single Vineyard Pinots

Brilliant tasting at Montalto sampling the new release 2015 single vineyard pinot noir's and providing a comparison with the 2012 vintage.  Quite a stark difference 3 years in bottle makes with the least popular Main Ridge (among those present) showing the best by far amongst the 2012's. Overall a great showing and one that clearly... Continue Reading →

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